Adrien’s Future

Gerly Adrien’s political future went up a few notches here even with her loss to the rep.

Sometimes candidates who lose actually win.

She scored a huge vote, a quite unimaginable vote, much of it outside the boundaries of the aging organic Everett vote that bested her by not much of a margin in this last contest.

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Colin Kaepernick and the Flag

No matter how we try to be very liberal about all things these days, the NFL players kneeling to show whatever it is they have as a complaint about their lives in the United States of America or of our present days politics just seem awfully out of place to us.

The NFL players should leave their politics at home or inside the locker-room before they play the game.

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Senator John McCain

He was a Republican. He was a conservative. He was involved in the banking scandal that rocked the nation in the  late 1980’s. John McCain was many things.

Above all, he was a hero.

How he was shot down over Hanoi during his 23rd bombing mission, how both his arms were broken and his knee shattered, how he was made to walk through Hanoi being beaten, stabbed and kicked along the way, and then how he was thrown into solitary confinement for two years at the Hanoi Hilton – well – that isn’t even the beginning of the story about McCain’s captivity.

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Traffic the Biggest Problem

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The grand opening of the MGM casino and hotel in Springfield should serve as a roadmap for those of you out there who believe that Everett is going to be inundated, maybe even drowned, in traffic when the casino opens in June, 2019.

More than 150,000 people turned out for the first three days of the MGM’s existence.

By all appearances the opening was a grand success, and we congratulate MGM for its success.

MGM had to have 3,000 employees on hand for the opening manning all the various responsibilities and jobs.

Dozens of State Police augmented by dozens of Springfield police made efforts to alleviate the traffic, rather, to control it.

Downtown Springfield was buried in traffic.

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