Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sheriff Joseph McDonald calls criticism of his joke "ironic," and adds that the joke has been around since the 1870s.
Sheriff Joseph McDonald responded to criticism Tuesday about a joke he made at the GOP 8's St. Patrick's Day Breakfast in Scituate, saying not only is the joke more than 150 years old, but he has also heard liberals make the same joke. "The joke I told was like The Christmas Carol story," McDonald said Tuesday afternoon. “And I want to preface it by saying it's something akin to a joke I've heard liberals tell." He said people have made death threats on his Facebook page and have called the joke treasonous. He called people who have complained about the joke and demanded that he resign "hypocrites." The sheriff then proceeded to tell the joke. I had four presidents, the Jacob Marley character was Reagan, and Reagan tells Obama he will be …
Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald joked that the best thing the president could do would be to "go to the theater," referring to Lincoln's assassination.
Faced with jokes and cracks about their party for decades at the South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, South Shore Republicans decided to hold a breakfast of their own a few years ago. State Senator Robert Hedlund called the South Boston St. Patrick's Day breakfast "too predictable," but sometimes predictability can be good. Sunday at the Scituate Country Club at the fourth annual GOP 8 St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, Plymouth County Sheriff Joe McDonald cracked one joke that many in the bloggo-sphere and on Facebook say crossed the line. According to Blue Mass Group, a liberal blog, McDonald's joke did not go over with the conservative crowd: McDonald offered a joke about Barack Obama being visited in a dream by three past presidents, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald Swears in 36 new corrections officers at graduation ceremony.
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Monday, January 28
Release from the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department Thirty-six new correctional officers were sworn in and presented badges by Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald Jr. during graduation ceremonies Friday. The officers were the sixth graduating class to complete the Basic Correctional Officer Academy, held at the sheriff’s Plymouth headquarter training facility since McDonald took office eight years ago. The class of new cadets began rigorous training in September and continued indoors and later outside, right up until the afternoon graduation ceremony at the Norwell Community Theatre. Sheriff McDonald praised the new recruits for the intensity of their training, which combined hours of classroom work with a physical regimen of …