The Baystate Objectivist

The Baystate Objectivist

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Senate Endorsements

No Good Candidates

If the voters can stop yawning long enough, they will go to the polls on Tuesday to select two people to run for the U.S. Senate seat left open by the death last summer of Edward M. Kennedy. I don't know why anyone should give a damn about who I would vote for, but that never stops me from throwing my two cents in.

If I were voting in the Democrat Primary, I would vote for Mike Capuano.

The race is really between Capuano and Martha Coakley, the other two candidates being political unknowns who should have stayed that way. Both Capuano and Coakley are wrong on nearly all the issues, but Capuano is a supporter of drug law reforms. As Valley libertarian leader Terry Franklin explains, "Mike Capuano is the drug law reformer to vote for. Martha Coakley, the front runner, is the hard core Drug Warrior who would be a disaster as our representative."

If I were voting in the Republican Primary I would vote for Scott Brown.

A political unknown with no money who probably has no chance of winning, Scott is at least a solid fiscal conservative. Unfortunately he is also wrong on nearly all the social issues, but in this election it's the economy that counts. His opponent Jack E. Robinson has unfortunately in the past proven himself to be totally unelectable.

The winners will face off in the special election on January 19th.

Words For Our Times

At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument is needed. Oh, had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would today pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire, it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.

-Frederick Douglass

Today's Video

Very funny true life psychedelic sports story.


Anonymous said...

That video is hilarious!

jim said...

Doc Ellis FN rocks

Dan said...

"A political unknown with no money who probably has no chance of winning"

In retrospect, I think that's funny...

Tom said...

I am happy to eat those words.