‘I’m proud to be here in Boston ...’:
Software legend Dan Bricklin
taps out a nice ode to the city as the big event arrives. ... Isn’t the city taking on an almost holiday-like atmosphere? Something big is in the air. You can feel it. ... My prediction: It’ll be just fine. Remember the Hub Blog Genrad Porto-potty Gauge theory. ... Bricklin post via Adam Gaffin.
And, yes, Adam, Hub Blog has noticed all the recent swipes at the Herald. Hub Blog sees everything. ...
‘Nee Jerk Reaction’:
Old Nee Jerk
is vowing to continue with the pickets. Seems higher pay raises than what other union and private-sector workers are getting aren’t good enough. So police pickets will proceed to show ‘our contempt and frustration with our employer.’
I assume he means our elected mayor, displaying once again his ignorant disregard about who’s the ultimate boss: the taxpaying public, which, if I’m not mistaken, is not going to forget this soon. ... Do Dem delegates really think showing contempt for an elected Democrat is a valid reason to picket -- and a valid reason to respect those pickets? Do we need any more proof this union leadership was determined from the outset to disrupt the convention? There’s another agenda at work here. ... FYI -- ‘Nee Jerk Reaction’: Bravo. Best splash headline under the new Herald regime. More please. ... OK, so it borrowed a little from the classic ‘Lumber Jerk.’ But it’s still great.
-- Brighton Reader writes in: "Menino should be happy that the police union and Nee are distracting the national press from the Puritan liquor laws. Maybe it's all a diversion."
-- From Reader No. 1: "Tom Nee will disappear from the public eye after Sunday night's pickets -- which are merely a face-saving measure. By the way, when will somebody tell him he won?"
Perhaps the Corner Office folks ...:
There seems to be a growing consensus that Romney is a winner in all of this (see here
). Maybe he is a winner. But it comes off an awful prior few weeks of blatant and almost sophomoric politics. One can perhaps conclude that the Corner Office folks swung back to the realization that good government really is good politics. Or one can perhaps conclude this administration suffers from massive mood swings. ... Don’t forget Tom Reilly, a Democrat who stuck his neck out. Perhaps he did it because he saw an alliance forming between the mayor and governor after the Hynes incident. Perhaps he was motivated by good government instincts. Or maybe a combination of the two. But he did the right thing. ... Reilly is definitely stalking Romney on issues that matter to Independents.
Ouch. Double ouch.: Tom Keane
gives a good drubbing to the Beacon Hill Institute. ...
‘I think every Democrat in Massachusetts will be thrilled’:
Every Democrat is thrilled about Michael Moore coming to town
? Really? Maybe someone should ask Mike to clarify his allegedly funny comments about the scores of local passengers
who perished on the doomed planes that took off from Boston on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. ... Think he’d do the same satirical skit in Boston if asked? ... Maybe he can do it while addressing the black caucus and afterward explain the dude remarks.