Friday, July 25, 2008

As Sam is to Deval, Deval is to Obama

At my housewarming party last weekend a Globe reporter said to a few of us "wow, Sam Yoon has been a big disappointment." I replied to this person who had interviewed Sam a number of times, "are you kidding?, he is exactly what he said he was going to be in his campaign. I can't believe you thought anything else. Your own columnist Sam Ellis wrote that Sam only put out 'nerfball bromides'". He has continued to emit these bromides. All I ever heard him promise is that he was going to do better, but since he had never been in office it is easy to do better than nothing. I think Sam has been very honest in that regard.

These same campaign bromides I heard again with Deval Patrick. Together we can, what??? And now we have Obama, who says we need change without any specifics. What I have seen is changing of positions to meet changing political needs. No profiles in courage to me.

To me, Deval Patrick is Sam Yoon on steroids, and Obama is Deval Patrick on steroids. Of course, to me, each of them would be better than the probable Republican opposite but they aren't saying anything specific, just putting out a feel good message. Until voters demand real facts, promises and policies from their politicians this country will continue heading in its current direction.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

response to Jacoby Globe editorial

Dear Jeff:

Nice article, but....

But, when will the Globe start doing serious journalism? When will the Globe stop endorsing these
guys such as Menino, Flaherty, etc.? The voters look to you, the press, for direction. I had a Globe reporter at
my house last night who when she interviewed my run for office asked fluff questions about who the Mayor's wife is,
and how far can a motorcycle be parked from a curb, when I wanted to talk about taxes, corruption and cronyism.

Look yourself in the mirror and tell it like it is. Without a serious commitment from the fourth estate, the other 3 get out of control. Why don't you write about how the firefighter pension issue is not the fault of the firefighters, it is the result of the person running the show: Menino and the City Council who should, as our elected officials be watching out for our dollars.

The same goes for the state legislature, the treasurer(s) and the governors(s) who oversaw the big dig, etc.

Kevin McCrea

Friday, July 04, 2008

Giants Win!!!

The 7 to 10 year old team I have been with for the last 5 years has won again. The South End Giants played through a rainstorm and a tough Mets team, to win the championship 3 to 1. The Giants haven't been defeated in the playoffs for 4 years in a row now!

Congratulations to the team, coach Johnny and Mario, and all the kids who learned and grew all season long, were great teammates, and a pleasure for me to be around.