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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Celebrate the (imminent) demise of the Boston Globe

As if any self-respecting Massachusetts man still needed a reason to shun the Boston Globe, in a charitable mood, apparently, they have decided to provide us with yet another. In a Feb 4 editorial, they write: “Amid widespread anxiety over looming cuts in education, municipal services, and aid for those in need in Massachusetts, there’s an easy way for the Legislature to prove its commitment to cutting waste: by passing Senator Brian A. Joyce’s bill to abolish the Governor’s Council.”

Whoa!  What’s going on here?  The Globe advocating for reducing the size of government, the abolition of an agency that impacts our famously “progressive” courts? What’s up? 

Well you might ask. The issue for which the Globe has suddenly found religion is the Governor’s Council, an elected board of officials of the executive branch that advises on the suitability of the state’s judges -- which in Massachusetts are appointed by the Governor, hence the name “Governor’s Council”.

Specifically, the Globe decries that the Fatherhood Coalition, a Fathers Rights organization, has for the past couple of years attended the public meetings and actually questioned judicial candidates about matters that impact fathers (How dare they? Can they do this?).  And that, in the last go-round, three board members, perhaps persuaded by what they heard from the Fatherhood Coalition, actually voted against the candidate!  [Rest assured, the nominee, Fernande Duffly, a liberal feminist, did pass with a 4-3 vote.]

But this is far too close for comfort for the Globe. When the momentum of the game starts to turn, there’s only one thing to do: change the rules. Fathers Rights advocates should be used to this. When Steve Basile did research on the issuing of so-called ch. 209A “abuse protection” orders, the legislature quickly passed legislation preventing any future mischief by any entities who dare question the feminist orthodoxy on domestic violence. [They amended the state’s version of the Freedom of Information Act to restrict access to 209A information to the sisterhood—with the help of Globe reporting, I hesitate to add.]

Hence the Globe giving their dispensation for the legislature to now act on abolishing this particular government agency that has been infiltrated by their opponents­—that is, anyone who opposes the Globe’s agenda for social progressivism.

It has taken a long time for Fathers Rights advocates to intelligently organize and focus on specific targets such as the Governor’s Council. It’s to their credit that they show up at each public hearing for each judicial nominee and raise the right questions: namely about the massive and widespread injustices inflicted on fathers on a daily basis in our courts, specifically through the issuance of these 209A “abuse protection” orders that grant women immediate child custody, throw a man out of his home and impose other restrictions on his liberty and freedom, based on merely a women’s statement that she is afraid of him, without a jury trial or any nod to civil liberties or the presumption of innocence.

There is no gray area on these issues. There is a clear right and wrong.  Even for the stupidest members of the Governor’s Council, the truth becomes unavoidable when it is clearly verbalized in these hearing (which were videoed and are available on youtube). It really doesn’t take much to dispel feminist dogma about “batterer fathers” and child support with ridiculously embarrassing facts about how men are actually treated in the legal system in “domestic relations” issues. They merely need to be heard.

Of course, there are also retarded members of the Council, like Thomas Merrigan, whose victim-feminist indoctrination is so deep that they are quite frankly uneducable. For these people the only remedy is removal from the Council: defeating them at the polls (Governor’s Council members are elected).

So now we see why the Globe has chosen to make visible an otherwise obscure issue. When was the last time the Globe reported on the Governor’s Council?

When the Globe engages in this kind of activism, it rarely just fires from one barrel. True to form they printed a friendly letter the same day as their editorial appeared from one Jo Ann Citron, a family law attorney, who writes,

“Thoughtful citizens watched with horror as Fernande R.V. Duffly’s nomination to the Supreme Judicial Court came close to being blocked by what the Globe described as “the growing clout of fathers’ rights activists’’ (“Duffly is narrowly approved for SJC,’’ Metro, Jan. 27).”

Here is some info from attorney Citron’s web page (http://beta.citronlaw.net/ABOUT/JoAnnCitron/tabid/87/Default.aspx):

“Her current law practice is ... characterized by a willingness to challenge outmoded ideas and assumptions about the nature of families.

“Citron has ... consulted for the Northeastern University Domestic Violence Institute, been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for Research on Women at Wellesley College, and between 2002 and 2007 was Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at Wellesley College where she taught an advanced seminar in the law and public policy of family formation and dissolution.

”... where her practice is limited to participating in impact litigation situated on the legal frontier of family formation and dissolution.  For example, Citron was lead counsel in Beth R. v. Donna M., in which a team of talented lawyers successfully litigated the right of a same-sex spouse to obtain a divorce under New York law, thereby establishing full parental rights and responsibilities for her non-biological children.”

“Citron is a past officer of the Women’s Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Foundation, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.” 

As Stan Lee would say: “Nuff said.”

Here’s a word to the wise for all those that have been harmed by the Globe: Cease trying to educate the Globe. Yes, the Globe is perhaps the single most powerful political entity in Massachusetts, but there is reason to rejoice. The Globe, like most newspapers, will soon go out of business, largely for reasons having nothing to do with social politics and everything to do with changes in technology.

Why not rejoice, even if prematurely?  Let’s start preparing now for our “Ding dong the witch is dead” party.  A two-stage affair: (1) a nice street gauntlet on Morrissey Blvd on the great day to voice our appreciation to the good employees of the Globe on their last day, followed by (2) a formal affair at a nice hotel where all the good people of Massachusetts can celebrate the blessed day with a parade of testimonials on how the Globe shamelessly perverted accepted journalistic canons to advance their feminist, anti-family agenda.

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