Miceal O'Laochdha

Which services the Port receives from the City are you thinking of Ron? And please bear in mind that the businesses that are tenants of the Port pay property taxes on all their improvements on Wharves land, as well as on all other property they have in the City outside of their leaseholds…

If his family does not make any effort with their high-profile (read: expensive) lawyer to cash in on a windfall of taxpayer money, then I agree that their family affairs should be left out of the public discourse. Let's see how that plays out.


Mr. Cowan, your simile comparing Exxon stockholders to Galveston residents is way off base. Stockholders of any publicly traded corporation earn their right to seek profits by virtue of having purchased their stock. As the City of Galveston provides no tax money to the Port, Galvestonians…

No kidding about the enormous economic impact. Read the Martin study conducted for the GEDP and funded by the IDC, to learn the actual economic numbers of primary, secondary, and tertiary economic impact of the maritime industry to Galveston (city and county). It is an eye-opener for sure…

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Police must learn to show dignity to everyone

Perhaps not to yourself sir, but it matters to me. Massachusetts has been selling itself as a bastion of liberal equality and inclusiveness for some time now. Shining a little light on sanctimonious hypocrisy is a worthwhile endeavor. The stolid Burgers of that Commonwealth have been rain…

Miceal O'Laochdha commented on Police must learn to show dignity to everyone

The image of the white racists of Massachusetts violently attacking black children being bussed to schools in white neighborhoods did indeed occur in the last century ( the late 20th). I presume these are the “shocking and horrifying images from the last century” to which the author refer…

I have been to various cities in Massachusetts, including Boston (home of the worst anti-busing violence in the US) and Salem (home of the Witch Trials, so egregious that the term has entered popular lexicon for eternity). I have managed to avoid Massachusetts for about four decades now a…

And to think I had always believed that Minnesota was a place on this planet. But then I have never been there and did not realize just how prejudiced they were.


Right. Instead, hundreds of skilled, well-paid, and hard working men and women who are provided employment opportunity by the POG operations will be paying more than their fair share to support their fellow residents of the Island.


Do they use their cell phones constantly during their brief visit to the job site, as well? That seems to be a very common problem on worksite nowadays.