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Ahern is wrong as usual.
Whocares, Actually the images I saw George W Bush compared with moe often than not were those of Alfred E Newman the MAD magazine mascot, or Howdy Doody of the children's show fame. That is called parody, but has nothing to do with race. The comparisons of President and Mrs. Obama to monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas and other primates are more often than not accompanied by racial slurs or innuendo. The attacks on Mrs. Obama have been particularly vicious and ugly. No other First Lady has ever been treated with more disrespect and hate in my lifetime. Inexcusable.
Officer Grant is what every police officer should aspire to be. My respect for several officers was greatly diminished when those officers stood up in court in the presence of Otto Zehm's family in support of Karl Thompson after he was sentenced. There are still some officers who should not be on the force.
An officer I know said, in my presence at the wedding reception of a friend, that on a traffic stop he would always ticket a person driving a car with a bumper sticker supporting Obama or a Democrat candidate but would often give just a warning to a driver sporting an NRA decal, or a Republican candidate. I laughed, thinking he was kidding and he looked me in the eye and said that anyone stupid enough to vote for that n***er deserves a traffic citation. I was stunned. Then he added that he would deny ever saying it, and that reporting his comments would make my vehicle a target for half the force. Needless to say I have no bumper stickers on my car!
I can't believe how this has been under reported by local media. This is a calamity. Could it possibly be that local news outlets fear losing the advertising revenue from Providence? Our legislators should be working to get funds to improve and expand services at Eastern State Hospital. SHMC's units are too small to meet the demands of the community. The physicians who resigned did so when their concerns fell on deaf ears. The mantra from administration is always the same when ridiculous workloads are pointed out. "Our staffing meets industry standards". Then they introduce yet another "lean initiative" to cut expenses (labor) and further increase the already back breaking workload the frontline staff members carry. If they plowed all of the dollars they have spent on outside consulting firms to actually hire an adequate number of staff for every department from housekeeping to physicians the care and cleanliness would be terrific. Why build yet another new building and then not staff it appropriately?
STU, Conservatives are telling the rest of us how to live every day. They want to deny the freedom to marry who you love, to choose to end a pregnancy, to be treated with respect if we are poor, to vote without obstruction, gerrymandering and intimidation, to keep church and state separate, to be paid a living wage, to have access to affordable healthcare insurance, to have the right to unionize without repercussions, to have our hard earned money and pensions protected from unethical financial institutions, to keep Social Security and Medicare strong and solvent and the retirement age low enough to have a few years to enjoy life after working for years. When you start addressing these glaring infringements on our rights we can talk about Immigration.
The building is ugly. It looks more like a prison than a nice hotel. I agree that they should have kept the darker colored facade. The gray/ white just makes it look incomplete, or like it belongs in an industrial setting. Concrete is not attractive. Ugh!
Sorry George, Until we hear you call out the liars and scoundrels from your own party you have zero credibility. Weren't you the one who lied when you promised to keep your time in DC to one term? The latest antics of the 47 traitors is not even mentioned in your Op Ed. Never again will a Republican get my vote.
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