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Yesterday’s Sun had an article on the arrest of a Lowell man on a number of charges including the possession of a Mac 90. I had no idea what that was; come to find out that it is a Chinese-made knock-off of the AK-47. How does a semi-automatic machine gun makes its way from China to Lowell?
Mitt Romney is certainly having a bad week. First there was the Tuttman appointment; then the comment about Muslims in his cabinet; and then there is the piece of literature distributed by his campaign staff in Iowa which “single out his rivals by name” for not taking an anti-gay marriage stand.
If we do not have a special election in Lowell on February 5th, how many people will come out to vote in this Presidential primary? I predict a very low turnout. Massachusetts does not seem to be on the radar screen of most of the presidential candidates. Four years ago, with John Kerry in the race, I think the numbers were skewed. What factor will Mitt play, if any?
I agree with GOP Footsoldier…what is that book deal Ted just signed. He will be paid more than $8 million for his autobiography, ghost written, and he has a few years to dictate the answers into a microphone. Do people really think that a sitting politician will write a tell-all book? So why pay these outrageous sums? And who reads these books? I know they get wide distribution but does the average person really read a politicians autobiography?
It was great to see Lowell Sun City Hall reporter Michael Lafleur back in City Council chambers last night after an absence of a few weeks. I think his knowledge and insight is essential if we are going to get consistent and perceptive coverage of the CC.
Speaking of the Sun, have you checked out the comments in the Lowell Sun Forum. Wow, and I thought some of the people on LiL were over the top. One confusing aspect is that in addition to the handle name, it seems that the IP city is posted. It took me a while to figure that out.
I have not been listening to WCAP in the mornings but I miss the “guest-hosts.” They need to capture that aspect (banter between George and the “celebrity” host) of the “old” WCAP if they are going to succeed.
And doesn’t downtown looked great with all of the Christmas lights? However, I noticed that another establishment has closed just a few months after opening up. Not a good sign.
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