Posts Tagged ‘deval patrick’

asking the question about people being arrested for immigration violations:

But the bigger problem was, he wouldn’t say what they were charged with: immigration violations. See, the governor doesn’t like to talk about illegal aliens, especially when they’re committing crimes, as opposed to just being illegal, which Marsha Coakley says is not illegal.

Deval has been “fully briefed” on the probe, or so he said, so he must have known that the feds were tracking illegal aliens. Or maybe no one dared tell him that they were on the trail of some of the people he wants to give in-state tuition to.

Arrested in Watertown – will the Boston City Council vote to boycott Watertown next?

I’m waiting to see La start a boycott of Massachusetts. Will Worcester have a new meeting to vote on forbidding travel to Watertown?

Events like this really drive home the idiocy of the open borders/amnesty crowd.

Better luck next time.

I was all ready to cover Governor Patrick’s scheduled appearance in Fitchburg at J & R Glass on water street to talk about healthcare and it’s effect on small business. Had my photos of the place, photos of the sign “Welcome Governor Patrick” and the lot.

Employees talked about cleaning up the place and getting it all ready on short notice, tables were set up with pads and papers ready to begin, when the word suddenly came that the Governor had to cancel due to two arrests connected with the Times Square bombing.

Presume the governor is heading back to Boston to be ready to give a statement. Local stations are reporting searches in Watertown and Brookline.

Apparently after the arrest at 39 Waverly Street in Watertown Mass police raided two gas stations in Brookline. The two gas stations that are being searched are owned by a fellow named Elias Ali Audi (can’t vouch for the spelling) and is active and well liked in the community. A car registered to the Waverly Street location was found at one of the stations. Mr Ali apparently has a lot of family working at both locations but there is no word if he or is family is connected in the search or if the person taken into custody simply did business in these locations, although a neighbor at the Watertown location said there was always both a large quantity of men going in and out of the house and they were constantly working on cars.

Although one can’t assume any connection to Mr. Ali’s family the fact that both stations are being searched rather than simply the one where the car in particular was found might be significant.

Apparently the people were arrested for “immigration violations” no word on if LA will choose to boycott Massachusetts over these arrests.

All of this info is very preliminary at this time. I’ll give you more info as I get it.

Update: While I was waiting at the glass place the Jammie Wearing Fool was blogging it

that Jules Crittenden wrote about today:

The recently elected Democratic President of the United States can’t fill a room in bluest Massachusetts. Surveying the nearly half-empty Westin Copley ballroom, 2008 “Yes We Can” Hope-and-Changer Barack Obama says on behalf of his longtime political doppelganger Deval Patrick, who in 2006 was the “Together We Can” template O drew on:

“There really should be no doubt that this guy gets a second term. But let’s be honest. This is going to be a tough race … ”

Boston Herald. Geez. I’m sure Deval is glad to have the $600,000 grand, but maybe Barry should have done him a favor and stayed in D.C. To avoid the Bush-like embarrassment of low turnout and protestors. And we aren’t even a year into the first term yet.

Boston Globe helpfully plays down and buries five long graphs down but can’t quite ignore Obama’s low draw.

I asked him about the event and his words:

You couldn’t give the tickets away

The real question is this, is president Obama not much of a draw (remember Hillary crushed him in Massachusetts despite the support of every poll in the site) or is it Governor Patrick is just a bad governor? I’d say both.

Full disclosure, I met the governor when he did an event 8 doors away from my house back in the days when 3 was running 3rd in the democratic primary, it was sponsored by the then owner of the coffee shop and both of my son’s attended. I have a picture of one of them with him. He is a soft spoken man and was very tolerant of my opinions as a republican and made his arguments in a cogent fashion. I of course didn’t support him but he seemed like a decent intelligent and reasonable man. I’m really surprised that his has been just a disaster.

I’d be happy to have him as a neighbor, nice guy, decent man, lousy governor.