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Legislative Breakfast

Legislative Breakfast, originally uploaded by BissellBlog2.0.

This morning, Rich and Aaron presented an award to Massachusetts Senator Edward Augustus at a legislative breakfast at Clark University in Worcester.
Aaron wrote his own speech and did a great job.

From left to right: Rich, Jack Foley (chairman of our local DMR advisory council), Aaron and Senator Augustus.

I also posted a little clip on youtube. (Oh, don’t worry, the entire video is only a minute and a half;-)


Smartest States

Is it just a coincidence that the top 5 states are all blue?

Smartest States, 2006–2007

Methodology: The Smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s annual reference book, Education State Rankings, 2006–2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower (and less smart) it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher (and smarter) a state ranks.

Source: Morgan Quitno Press

1. Vermont
2. Massachusetts
3. Connecticut
4. New Jersey
5. Maine
6. Virginia
7. Montana
8. Wisconsin
9. Iowa
10. Pennsylvania
11. Nebraska
12. New Hampshire
13. Minnesota
14. Rhode Island
15. Kansas
16. New York
17. South Dakota
18. Maryland
19. Wyoming
20. Idaho
21. North Dakota
22. Missouri
23. North Carolina
24. Indiana
25. Texas
26. South Carolina
27. Colorado
28. Delaware
29. Florida
30. Tennessee
31. Kentucky
32. Arkansas
33. Washington
34. Ohio
35. Illinois
36. Oklahoma
37. West Virginia
38. Utah
39. Michigan
40. Oregon
41. Georgia
42. Hawaii
43. New Mexico
44. Louisiana
45. Alabama
46. Alaska
47. California
48. Mississippi
49. Nevada
50. Arizona


Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday, the day of the largest simultaneous number of U.S. state presidential primary elections. Twenty-four states will hold either caucuses or primary elections for one or both parties today. Here in Massachusetts, I’m hoping Super Tuesday turns out better than the Super Bowl or at least gets as much public attention!

Let’s make History! Hillary 08