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  • Massachusetts Bans Dancing Like It’s 1684

    03/29/2021 6:17:38 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | March 18, 2021 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    ....Replace every mention of religious motivation with scientific disease control and you have a template that could easily fit with Phase III Step 2 of “reopening Massachusetts” today. It is officially permitted to dance with a mask, with people in your household, or with friends up to six. But moving from table to table, dancing without a mask, or otherwise doing line dances or square dances with strangers is nothing but a danger to public health. There are aspects of lockdownism as ideology that have a religious caste, and this has been true from the beginning of the lockdowns. People...
  • No Singing in Performances (Mass.)

    02/27/2021 2:01:18 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    9 Wallis Facebook ^ | 2-27-21 | V Van Ness
    We were excited and hopeful when Gov. Baker announced that performance venues could open on Thursday. Then we saw the rules: NO SINGING ALLOWED Excerpt: "Singing is not permitted in any indoor performance venues. For outdoor performances involving singing or indoor and outdoor performances involving brass or wind instruments, special distancing must be followed: At least 10 feet between performers At least 25 feet between performers and first row of the audience Plexiglass barriers cannot be used to reduce required distance between performers or between performers and the audience"
  • No-fun Fauci steals Charlie Baker’s Super Bowl thunder

    02/05/2021 7:17:59 AM PST · by billorites · 10 replies ^ | February 5, 2021 | Howie Carr
    Gov. Charlie Baker must be losing it — on Wednesday he let St. Anthony Fauci beat him to the punch by hours in trying to scare “folks” out of having Super Bowl parties Sunday. “Every time we have something like this,” Fauci thundered to the true believers on the Democrat morning shows, “there is always a spike.” By the time Charlie Parker — as Joe Biden calls him — went out to administer his daily rites of panic porn, Fauci owned the headlines: “Lay low and cool it.” Parker seemed off his game, for once almost apologetic about his hysterical...
  • Stephanie Pollack Leaving MassDOT to Join Biden’s Federal Highway Administration

    01/25/2021 3:37:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    StreetsBlog Mass ^ | January 21, 2021 | Christian MilNeil
    MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack has been appointed to the new Biden-Harris administration as the new Deputy Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Pollack has led MassDOT since 2015, at the beginning of Governor Charlie Baker’s first term. Before she joined the state government, Pollack had been Associate Director for Research at the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, and an attorney and director of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). As a CLF attorney in the 1990s, Pollack helped negotiate a package of significant transit improvements that the state promised to build as mitigation...
  • Romney suggests 'new faces' of post-Trump GOP: Christie, Cotton, Rubio, Sasse, Hogan, Baker

    01/24/2021 3:35:20 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 187 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | JANUARY 24, 2021 | DAVID SHERFINSKI
    Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said on “Fox News Sunday” that new faces of the Republican Party have the potential to flourish now that former President Trump is out of office. He named Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska as potential spokespeople. “So there will be some new faces,” Mr. Romney said. “President Trump, of course, will continue to have influence, but I think our party is going to return to some of our more fundamental principles, which is fiscal responsibility, believing in the importance of character,...
  • Who Speaks for the Unborn in Massachusetts?

    01/01/2021 5:17:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 1, 2021 | Pat Buchanan
    In its most recent exercise of liberal democracy, the state senate of Massachusetts voted 32-8 to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of what is called the Roe Act. One day earlier, Monday, the state house had voted to override. The Roe Act is now law in the Bay State. And what does it say? Drafted and adopted to protect a woman's right to an abortion, should Roe vs. Wade be overturned by the Supreme Court, it guarantees 16-year-old girls the right to abort their unborn children, without their parents' consent, through the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. At 24 weeks,...
  • Stay-at-home advisory: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker sets curfew, requires businesses to close by 9:30 p.m. nightly

    11/02/2020 1:02:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 42 replies
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker issued a new stay-at-home advisory Monday asking all residents to be in their homes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily and ordered restaurants to stop table service at 9:30 p.m. to ensure customers can get home in time. The stay-at-home advisory takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday. The state allows exceptions for going to work, seeking medical care, going to the grocery store and picking up take-out food. “We’re doing much better than many other states and many other countries, but hereto we’ve let down our guard,” he said. The curfew also applies to all...
  • Here’s what you need to know about Kimberly Budd,the next chief justice of the(Ma) Supreme Judicial Court

    10/28/2020 5:45:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 10/28/2020 | ERIN TIERNAN
    Kimberly Budd is poised to take the reins as chief justice of the state’s Supreme Judicial Court where she promises to foster a “team of equals” and draw on her lifetime of experience. Budd has served the Massachusetts judiciary for 11 years. She was first nominated by Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick in 2009 to the state Superior Court when the late Chief Justice Ralph Gants vacated the bench to join the SJC. In her 2016 confirmation hearing, Budd laid out her opposition to the death penalty and to imposing mandatory minimum sentences. She also said she doesn’t “see any reason...
  • Massachusetts lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for out-of-state visitors

    07/15/2020 10:53:29 AM PDT · by matt04 · 47 replies
    Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. The bill would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety requirements designed to protect both workers and the public. Both the face mask and quarantine requirements would be enforced with fines under the bill. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has already ordered the wearing of masks and has advised visitors to Massachusetts to quarantine for two weeks — except for a handful of nearby states. One of the sponsors of...
  • Massachusetts must allow gun stores to reopen despite pandemic, judge rules

    05/07/2020 3:14:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2020 | Nate Raymond
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Massachusetts authorities to allow gun shops to reopen after the governor deemed them non-essential businesses that needed to close to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston ruled that the restrictions ordered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker in response to the pandemic imposed an “improper burden” on the constitutional rights of citizens seeking to possess firearms. Baker imposed the restrictions through executive orders issued beginning in mid-March that, like those adopted in other states, forced the closure of an array of brick-and-mortar businesses in response to the...
  • Gov. Baker signs order requiring face coverings in public

    05/04/2020 5:36:28 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 62 replies
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Everyone in Massachusetts must begin wearing masks or facial coverings while in public under an executive order signed Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker.</p> <p>The use of facial coverings is a commonsense strategy to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as the state makes plans to begin reopening the economy on May 18, Baker said.</p>
  • Photos: Large crowd of protesters gathers in front of Mass. State House demanding reopening of economy

    05/04/2020 4:04:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 5/4/20 | Arianna MacNeill
    A large crowd of protesters gathered outside the Massachusetts State House on Monday afternoon calling on Gov. Charlie Baker to reopen the economy. Dubbed the “Liberty Rally,” the event was planned to take place if Baker didn’t reopen nonessential businesses on May 1. Baker’s business order, along with his stay-at-home advisory, was initially set to be lifted on May 4 but was extended last week to May 18, as efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus continue. The protest was promoted by Jeffrey Kuhner, a conservative radio host, and on the website for “Super Happy Fun America,” which organized...
  • Coronavirus pandemic prompts Gov. Charlie Baker (RINO) to order Massachusetts residents wear masks in public

    05/01/2020 6:06:18 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Friday requiring residents to wear masks in public, including people who take public transit and grocery shopping. “We view this as common sense,” said Baker, a Republican. The executive order takes effect on May 6. Masks and face coverings are mandatory in grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail shops, as well as on public transportation. The order does not apply to children under the age of 2 and people with medical conditions who would be negatively affected by the requirement. ... People who are found violating the order could get a $300 fine....
  • Massachusetts dad allegedly pulled knife on jogger without face mask

    05/01/2020 12:00:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 97 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2020 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    ...Nichols and his two kids were walking along a sidewalk when he allegedly pulled out a knife and told the jogger to cross the street. The 29-year-old man, also of Cambridge, later told detectives he was about 30 to 40 feet away from Nichols at the time, according to a police report...“It does provide a little information on some of the stress that may be on some people,” Cambridge police spokesman Jeremy Warnick told WFXT. “Certainly people have been in their homes for an extended period of time. We are going on six or seven weeks, which is a long...
  • 'A way of life': Massachusetts will require residents to wear face coverings

    05/02/2020 4:07:14 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 108 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1 May 20 | Zachary Halaschak
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an order that will require all residents to wear face coverings in public. The order, which was signed Friday, is set to go into effect on May 6. The rule applies to all workers and customers at businesses across the state, according to NBC Boston. The order will not apply to children under the age of 2 or those with health conditions that make wearing a mask not possible. “I think we all believe that as part of the strategy around some sort of reopening, people are going to need a mask or a face...
  • Protestors demand ‘End the shut down, now’ outside Massachusetts State House

    05/04/2020 1:04:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 4, 2020 | ERIN TIERNAN
    Protesters jammed Beacon Street in front of the Massachusetts State House today chanting “End the shut down now,” and calling on the governor to remove restrictions on businesses and individuals in response to the coronavrus pandemic. The crowd, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, spilled into Beacon Street prompting cops to shut down vehicle traffic in the area. “The country is being shut down and its really hurting a lot of people and causing more devastation than we realize,” said Stoneham resident Susan Dawson. “Businesses, people are losing their livelihood.”
  • Plastic ban hypocrisy is in the bag for woke Left

    03/26/2020 11:46:14 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 26, 2020 | Michael Graham
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says his temporary suspension of the city’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags is about “flexibility.” He’s lying. It’s about “stupidity.” Boston’s anti-plastic-bag mandate was idiotic from the beginning, and now it’s being outed by the coronavirus crisis as the danger to public health it’s always been. Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday also announced a temporary ban on reusable bags. “From now on, reusable bags are prohibited and all regulations on plastic bag bans are lifted,” Baker said. ADVERTISING “During this challenging time, we understand the retail establishments our residents rely on — like grocery stores,...
  • Gov. Charlie Baker Wants You To Stay At Home. He Just Won't Order You To

    03/25/2020 7:05:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    WBUR ^ | 3/25/2020 | Anthony Brooks
    Millions of Americans in more than a dozen states are being urged — ordered, in many cases — to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As of Tuesday afternoon, Massachusetts became one of those states, following Governor Charlie Baker's order that all non-essential businesses shut down until April 7. Baker chose his language carefully. He didn't call this a "stay-at-home-order," but instead focused on shutting down all those non-essential businesses, while making it clear that grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and medical facilities will remain open. And he went out of his way to tell Massachusetts residents...
  • Could Gov. Baker run for a third term as a Democrat?

    03/20/2020 8:32:23 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 3/30 | peter lucas
    Is Republican Gov. Charlie Baker going to become a Democrat? The offer to abandon the Republican Party and become a Democrat came after Baker was handed his head last week on Super Tuesday when he lost all control of the Republican State Committee. The 80- member committee, headed by conservative former Rep. Edward Lyons, is now firmly in the hands of pro Donald Trump conservatives by a 60 to 20 margin.
  • As Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker limits gatherings of 25 or more people, workers ask what that means for their workplaces, daycares

    03/15/2020 9:12:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    MASSLIVE.COM ^ | 3/15/2020 | steve stolis
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement Sunday night banning gatherings of 25 or more people sent workers scrambling to find out what that means for their jobs, their children’s daycare facilities and preschools. The executive order on gatherings — one of several issued Sunday to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus — prohibited “without limitation, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, fundraisers, parades, fairs, festivals and any similar event or activity that brings 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.” Those spaces include auditoriums, stadiums, large conferences,...