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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:07 AM

A short note to the nation from the state of Massachusetts.

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2013/01/01/senate-closes-agreement-stave-off-fiscal-cliff-tax-hikes-spending-cuts/qQ31yJ3abKIFtutfb4zs0I/story.html

The story isn't even worth linking too, just more boilerplate about waiting to see if/when the House will call a vote...but it's the Boston Globe, and they do have the local angle to consider...so, yeah, I just read this in my local paper about the Senate vote:

"Both Bay State Senators John F. Kerry, a Democrat, and Scott Brown, a Republican, backed the compromise. For Brown, it was probably his last significant act as senator before he is replaced by Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday."

Read that second sentence twice.

Happy New Year, America. Sorry about Scott; here's Liz to make up for it.

Sincerely, Massachusetts.

P.S. You're welcome. Again.



Oh, P.P.S., stop freaking out about the Kerry appointment. Ed Markey has an army of old friends not even Martha Coakley has heard of. He's got Kerry and the Kennedy family behind him, and Menino's machine in 617...and Scott Brown lost once, and that was without all this going against him. Just sayin'.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:11 AM

1. I'll toast to

Elizabeth Warren!

For Brown, it was probably his last significant act as senator before he is replaced by Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday

Bernie from Vermont voted for it, too!

P.S. Thank you

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:17 AM

2. P.S.

My pleasure.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:45 AM

3. I voted for her -- TWICE! (often and early, like Michael Curley)

If I could have, I would have.....

I also like Mike Capuano.
Barney Frank would have been a great Senator.

I am betting that Scotty runs for governor. Our state is a sucker
for phoney, "moderate" republicans. Gov. is an easier win for him.

I wonder why it was OK with his conscience this time to vote in
favor of "raising taxes" on the top 2%, whereas he had to vote
against it on past votes ?? For Principle ? Nope. For Politics ? Yup.
He's as political as they come.

I'll just close my eyes and pretend he's not there if he runs.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:37 AM

4. Seconded. a big thank you to the Commonwealth of Mass

no matter where I roam, I will always have a hankering for steamers, the old Filenes basement, the T and wicked pissa-s

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