Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nipple Power

How embarassing. Apparently the president elect, who will need to go to work stimulating the economy in January has been hard at work stimulating other...areas.

Turns out one of the hottest Yahoo! searches recently has been "Obama Shirtless." This, apparently triggered by a trip to Hawaii where Obama did what most would do at the beach... take off his shirt. This has evidently caused a number of liberal women to spontaneously ovulate in front of their computers. And, I imagine, a few liberal dudes to drop an egg or two as well.

John F. Kennedy, it may be recalled, stirred many young women into filthy self-awareness with photos of himself at the beach as well back in the 60's. But he was not the first. Grover Cleveland's 36 DDD juggs caused quite a stir in a not-so-well-known topless photo shoot. Also, an engraving of Martin Van Buren's ample nude cleavage was said to be very popular among lonely America soldiers departing for the Western frontier.

The power of the nipple is not to be underestimated... especially when you consider the boob it is attached to.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Senators Sucking the Pipe

Not so long ago Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman were popular incumbent Democratic Senators of national reputation and significance. However, according to the Q Poll released yesterday, they are now a pair of skids along the bottom of the political toilet bowl.

Lieberman's approval rating is at 38 percent while Dodd's is at 47. Lieberman has been famously dogged by Connecticut leftists for his support of our military efforts in Iraq, and most recently, his support of John McCain during the presidential race. However, the incompetent and ineffective Democratic State Central Committee has been unable and or unwilling to do anything other than publicly rub their pink parts raw over Lieberman's supposed treason, or his laughably easy victory in Connecticut without the Democratic party in 2006.

Finally, last night, they took decisive action! After two years of crybaby antics, including a couple Democratic state legislators actually suggesting that Lieberman should be kicked out of the party (an action that isn't legal, but since when do they care about such restraints when it comes to party business?), and committee members saying they wanted to ask Lieberman to leave the party... now... they have made a BOLD MOVE! They will send him.. gasp!... a LETTER! No doubt, this folded parchment rebuke will be an epistle laden with very strong words. And those word will mean things!

In other words, it has taken state Democrats two years of blowing into their hankies and pounding their limp fists into their pillows to finally strike blow with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.

Dodd is another story. Finally dipping below the 50% threshold, Dodd has suffered due to his sweetheart mortgage deal, particularly in the light of the current economic crisis, his offenses seem spectacularly odious. Perhaps if Dodd had spent more time last year chairing the Banks committee instead of missing more than half his Senate votes while deluding himself that he might be president of the United States, he could have done something about the mess before it got so grotesque.

Despite both of them sucking so badly, Connecticut Democrats are stuck with these two meat-headed albatrosses around their necks for at least another couple years. Enjoy!


VACATION'S OVER

Yes. I have been away for a while. But now I am back to make liberals soil themselves. A new post will be up today.

Ho Ho Ho.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

If the Blogosphere Could Cry...



You probably remember how in the film Star Wars when Darth Vader blew up the planet Alderaan, Obi Wan Kenobi felt a disturbance in the Force from the death and destruction "as if a million voices cried out and were suddenly silenced." In much the same way, a disturbance was felt across the blogosphere today, as Joe Lieberman retained his senate chairmanship. It was as if a million liberal bloggers cried out and were suddenly silenced.

Well, not really. In fact, liberals have exploded over the issue. They want blood, snot and other vital bodily fluids in payment for Lieberman's continued blasphemy against the Democratic party. And today, Harry Reid announced that in a closed-door party meeting, Democratic Senators voted by secret ballot to allow Lieberman to keep his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee.

The damp-eyed, three-hankey lamentations can be seen at MyLeftNutSmeg here and here.

CTBob expresses his grief here.

CTNewsJunk reports that Connecticut Democrats are still hoping to bitch-slap the insolent Lieberman in a way their national colleagues could not find the backbone to do.

Audrey Blondin, a member of the Democratic State Central Committee is the chief proponent behind the continued effort by state Democrats to get revenge from Lieberman. You may watch Ms. Blondin, courtesy of CTNEWSJunkie rage against the devilish Lieberman below. Try not to be distracted by the Pepto Bismol-colored blazer.



The moth-ball scented men in plaid pants in the audience who had not fallen asleep with their hair pieces flopping over actually managed to applaud her.

National Democrats have proved once again they have no political sack. And our state liberals continue to piss themselves in anger over Lieberman.

Am I wrong to enjoy it? If I am, I don't want to be right.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lesser Representative, Morer Fun



H/T once again to the fantastic Magic Rat.

I wrote about Matt Lesser's candidacy for State Representative before, and although I understand that a wave for Obama descended on Republican candidates across this state, I remain astounded that Matt Lesser, the aptly named pre-puber who hasn't even gotten out of college yet, was actually selected by voters in the 100th district over Ray Kalinowski, a veteran and former secret service agent.

I love democracy. But sometimes the voters are retarded.

Sessions can run late in Hartford. I hope there aren't too many past his bedtime.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Three Scalps

Last night was certainly an awful night for Republicans, and not entirely unexpected. The tidal wave of blue swept down across the United States, and particularly across Connecticut.

Barack Obama is victorious, and we must salute him as the next president, and show him more respect than Dems have shown our outgoing one. It would be easy to blame John McCain for the pathetic campaign he waged, but that would really be a useless waste of energy. Republicans nationwide gambled that with the low approval of George Bush, only a "maverick" Republican could possibly keep the White House. In doing so, they abandoned their principles. This is the result.

It is a sad byproduct often that good candidates at the local level are swept away in national trends. Such was the case with four Republicans in the General Assembly; Senator Rob Russo, and Representatives Al Adinolfi, Ann Ruwet, and Ray Kalinowski. The GOP also lost five open House seats held by retiring Republicans.

There was an interesting twist, though. Amid all this chaos, and a blue tidal wave crashing all the way down the ballot, the Republicans actually managed to defeat two incumbent Democrats, and claim a third open Democratic seat. Incumbent Democrat Jack Malone of Norwich was defeated by Republican Christopher Coutu, as was Trumbull Democrat Tom Christiano by Republican Tony Hwang. Accused pedophile George Wilber's abandoned seat was claimed by Republican John Rigby. Despite the crappy night, Republicans still got three scalps to hang on the wall.

Victory for lazy Democrats is easy when there is a gigantic national trend backing you up. State Democrats doubtlessly pat themselves on the back, but the results are not based on their talents or efforts. In fact, the reality that they could not save those three seats demonstrates a unique weakness... this is the only state in New England where Republicans won any Democratic seats last night.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Day is Here

Today is Election Day. If I were someone who felt obligated to give public service messages, I would give the obligatory "No matter who your candidate is, participate in the democratic process and please vote."

Luckily, I don't feel so obligated. In fact, if you are daft enough to cast a vote for Democrats today, I pray that you are simply too stupid to find your polling place. But since dead and fictitious people will likely be voting today, you"ll probably get there.

In fact, the brilliant Secretary of State has been so asleep at the switch over voter registration issues and the rollout of these new machines, don't be surprised if you show up to vote and find out you already have. Twice.

I have no doubt that Obama will win in Connecticut. But I have a sneaking suspicion that the overall national election will be much closer than the pundits have indicated.

I expect a most fascinating day...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Humble on Election Eve

Capitol Watch has just put up a post quoting Democratic House Speaker Jim Amann and CT Dem Chair Nancy DiNardo predicting as many as 112 Democrats would win House seats, maybe even more.

"I think 112 is a conservative number," DiNardo is quoted as saying. Amann is predicting a net pick-up of 5 seats. That might be a real stretch.

Granted, liberal Connecticut will be going for Obama. But there isn't the same anti-Republican sentiment that was out there in 2006. The low-water mark may have already been reached by legislative Republicans.

Throw in a few seats Dems weren't expecting to lose like the George Wilber seat, which should swing Republican after it was revealed that Wilber apparently molested a young girl some years ago and paid hush money to cover it up, causing Wilber to withdraw.

There may not be much movement. However, if Democrats end up losing any seats this year, it will be because of gross ineptness on the part of Speaker Amann, and his annointed winged monkey, Chris Donovan.

Will Amann be as cocky as his hilarious bid for the Governor's Mansion unfolds further starting Wednesday?

Voter Turnout Could Exceed 126%

Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has issued a prognostication that voter turnout for Election Day tomorrow could be over 90% or registered voters. There doesn't seem to be a real basis in actual fact for that assessment, and I think she's low-balling!

I mean, after all, we're not counting all of those dead people her office failed to purge who have been consistent voters only upon their deaths. And we haven't even begun to tap into any of the duplicate or fallacious voters conjured up by the folks at ACORN.

No, I think we could end up getting 126% turnout at the polls!

The much-celebrated optical scan machines will get their first really big play this election. I'm sure that heavily increased voter turnout including dead and fictitious people, coupled with elderly people who are trying to accidentally vote for Pat Buchanan will cause no difficulty whatsoever at the polls.

Apparently there is some pride in the fact that 250 college-aged folks have been added to the ranks of poll workers for tomorrow, replacing those who were an average age of 72. So, the scent of mothballs at the polls will be replaced with the scent of vodka and Red Bull.

So... add the following to your Election Day recipe... fraudulent ACORN voters, non-purged dead people who have voted only after they died, high voter turnout, and college-aged (not college kids... college-AGED kids) into the mix... I'm sure everything will go smoothly tomorrow.

Foreign Influence

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mike Lawlor: Soft On Crime



H/T to Jim.

One of the saddest byproducts of the massive liberal, Democratic majority in Hartford has been their complete unwillingness, even in the light of the hideous home invasions and murders such as that in Cheshire, to get tough on violent criminals.

A virtual one-man obstacle to Connecticut adopting a Three Strikes Law which would put violent criminals in jail for life on their third violent conviction, Democratic Judiciary Chairman Michael Lawlor of East Haven has demonstrated that his priorities are totally out of whack.

Lawlor's four votes against Three Strikes since the Cheshire murders earned him a visit in his district this past week from Dr. Bill Petit, whose family was slain in th horrible events of the summer of 2007. Petit appeared on behalf of the Three Strikes Now Coalition to endorse Lori Musco, Lawlor's Republican opponent, who has pledged to support Three Strikes legislation if elected.

The excuses Michael Lawlor has given for opposing Three Strikes have been consistently lame, and Dr. Petit does a good job discrediting them.

Lawlor claims he has worked to keep parolees in jail. But the reality is that when Governor Rell put a moratorium on parole releases in the wake of the Cheshire tragedy, all Lawlor did was visit jails and complain about prison overcrowding.

If only one Democrat gets defeated for reelection, I really do hope it's Michael Lawlor, a man entirely out of touch with the needs of public safety.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Organ Failure

In the rough and tumble world of state politics, when a candidate implodes, is destroyed by a scandal, or actually dies, the party mechanism doesn't grieve long for the individual before setting about retaining or taking power.
When Derek Jerome, a Bristol Republican running for a state House seat against incumbent Democrat Frank Nicastro committed suicide, it was a terrible and sad tragedy. However, according to campaign rules, since Jerome died, Republicans will be allowed to fill the slot with a replacement candidate. This candidate certainly doesn't have a lot of time to work in, but at least they have a ballot slot.

However, when Colebrook Democratic State Representative George Wilber resigned his seat and withdrew from his race for reelection after it was revealed he paid $100,000 to keep a woman silent who was accusing him of sexually molesting her when she was a child, Democrats are unable to fill the seat with another candidate. They do however, have a write-in candidate, but this will likely result in a seat being picked up by the GOP.

You see, George Wilber is asserting that his health concerns, which have alternately been described as liver failure and kidney failure, are the true cause of his withdrawal. We are expected to believe that the revelations about hush money to cover up a sex assault accusation days before his resignation is merely coincidental.

House Democratic leadership have already demonstrated themselves to be pretty inhuman, in that they were aware of the accusations against Wilber and the settlement for four years before the news broke. They did nothing and said nothing so they could retain the seat.

Now that they are about to lose it, I am sure there are a number of them inhuman enough to wish that Wilber had the courtsey of dying instead of simply withdrawing. At least then they could field a candidate. That seems to be the most important thing to them in this whole mess anyway.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obamanomics

Trick or Treat...


Sen. Paul Doyle: Scam Artist

In case there are a few of you out there who still don't believe that the Democrats who make up the majority in the Legislature in Hartford aren't a bunch of hypocrites who game the system to their advantage, and don't follow the rules they invent for everyone else to follow, take the example of Wethersfield's own glorious State Senator Paul Doyle.

In a story broken by Jon Lender at the Courant, it is revealed that Doyle, who does legal work for the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (a quasi-state entity with a checkered history), had CRRA defer payments to him to the next calendar year so he would not reach a threshold establishing him as a state contractor under the new public campaign finance laws that he and his fellow Democrats foisted on the state.

Had Doyle reached that threshold, he and his law firm partners would have been unable to donate to other Democratic candidates.

Here are the questions: Why was the CRRA complicit in allowing this scam to take place? Who authorized the deferment of pay to Doyle for political purposes?

And most importantly, how are people supposed to take seriously a politician and a candidate such as Doyle when he says he wants to clean up the election process by eliminating money from state contractors from the democratic process, except for when he himself is the state contractor?

It really gets fatiguing to watch disingenuous political hacks like Doyle. He takes in money as an attorney, takes in a salary as a State Senator, and utilizes his post in the legislature to land plum gigs like the CRRA so he can vacuum up even more taxpayer dollars, then to top it off, scams the system so he can take some of that taxpayer money he gets paid and donate it to other Democrats. His campaign doesn't need much, you see, because we taxpayers are already paying for that too under the taxpayer-funded campaign system he supported.

It is jackasses like Doyle who cause most people to think all people in public service suck; a position getting harder to debate against.

Tom Christiano - "Unwittingly" Screwing Trumbull



H/T to Magic Rat once again.

Tom Christiano is a Democratic State Rep from Trumbull who, in this little clip, reveals what I think is a chronic problem with most rank and file Democrats in the state legislature. They let their leaders do their thinking for them. They don't read bills, they just vote for what they are told to vote for. Even if it means they induce him to vote for something, say an unfunded mandate, which he promised he would never vote in favor of.

I give Christiano some credit here. He actually admits that he isn't doing his job, won't do his job, and can't do his job. That is, when he actually even bothers to show up to do it.

The rest of colleagues pretend to be competent. Not Christiano. Bravo, sir!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Biden... a gift that keeps giving.



A arther amusing news segment acknowledging that if Governor Palin had made the type of moronic remarks Biden made, the news coverage of it would saturate.

Let's face it, the media is a co-conspirator in trying to down-play this guy's imbecility.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wilber's Fall

Diddling children can be bad for your political career. And apparently it's bad for your health as well when such an event is finally exposed.

Democratic State Representative George Wilber of Colebrook has apparently announced that the public revelations of a three-year-old settlement he reached with a woman he allegedly molested when she was a child have injured his health and he will resign.

House Speaker James Amann apparently knew about the allegations years ago, but according to the Hartford Courant, did nothing because Wilber denied them and no criminal charges were filed. Says Amann: "This information appears to have been purposely leaked to the media on the eve of an election, which strongly suggests it was done to achieve maximum political impact."

Interesting. Well, perhaps dropping the dime on Wilber was politically motivated by whoever did it. But then again, participating in the cover-up of a potential child molestation case to preserve in office one of your rank-and-file Democratic members could also be said to be poltically motivated too, could it not Mr. Speaker?

GOP Chairman Chris Healy and House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero have called for an explanation of the settlement, as they should.

Wilber has claimed the revelations have injured his health. If he needs to Add that as an excuse as he slithers away from public office, so be it.

Democrats will not be able to add a candidate to replace Wilber should he in fact submit a resignation, as the deadline to fill a vacancy on the ballot has passed.
Apparently we will be rid of Wilber. But this raises a larger question about the willingness of the House Democratic caucus to stand silently by, knowing these allegations and such a settlement were out there, but keeping mum to protect a seat in the legislature.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dem State Rep. Paid Settlement for Sex Abuse Allegations


Well... speaking of child molesters, according to the Torrington Register Citizen, Democratic State Representative George Wilber from Colebrook paid to settle allegations that he sexually abused an 11-year-old girl in a deal reached during his tenure as a state legislator.

Wilber claims he is innocent of the charges, but paid the $100,000 settlement which required him to refinance his property. In paying the settlement he claims he"took the high road."

The alleged victim, who is now in her 40's, is said to have been abused by Wilber from the time she was 11 years old until she was 18.

In claiming the accusations were false, "I coached Little League," Wilber said.

It is certainly of note that despite his proclaimed innocence, Wilber paid out such a large settlement that required him to refinance his property. It is also of note that he apparently coached an 18-year-old girl in Little League... just a bit old to be in Little League.

Certainly one must technically presume innocence here, particularly as Wilber has, according to the Torrington Register Citizen, never been the subject of a criminal investigation. However, it does strike me as a bit strange that he would be willing to pay out such a sum instead of fight to clear himself if he is in fact innocent.

Perhaps Wilber is innocent of the charges. Then again, maybe one of these signs should go in his yard... you know... just to be on the safe side....


Democrats & the Budget Deficit



H/T to the Magic Rat...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who are the Real Pumpkinheads at Halloween?

Registered Sex Offenders in Maryland will be required this Halloween to post this Jack-O-Lantern sign prominently on their front door, to prevent Trick-Or-Treaters from interacting with them.

Naturally, the American Civil Liberties Union is opposing the signs, because child molesters have a right to pass out candy to kiddies...

I admittedly do not know what the State of Connecticut has in place concerning Halloween and registered sex offenders. Hopefully they have something in place that is similar, and I would appreciate anyone who knows filling me in on this.

I am well aware of one former state legislator from Pomfret, named after the president of the Confederacy, whose ideas of what kinds of treats children enjoy has landed him on this state's sex offender registry. Hopefully he will not be handing out any candy this year.

At Halloween time especially, consider the fact that liberal legislators like Judiciary co-chair Mike Lawlor are in support of a shadow sex offender registry where certain sex offenders never appear on the registry, and they will never be required to hang a sign like this on their door.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Eggheads Striking Out in the Legislature

The fight against an unpardonably inadequate criminal justice system continues with a group known as the "Three Strikes Now" coalition. This group, headed by State Senator Sam Caligiuri and Dr. William Petit wants to see Connecticut put violent criminals away for good.

It was the home invasion against Petit and his family by two parolees in the summer of 2007 that brought grotesque failures of the criminal justice system to light. Since then, legislative Democrats have voted four different times to oppose a three strikes law that would mandate someone convicted of rape or murder would get life in jail and no hope of parole.

Caligiuri and Petit appeared with Rep. Al Adinolfi in Cheshire yesterday, as Adinolfi signed a pledge put forth by "Three Strikes Now." Both Caligiuri and Adinolfi have fought for this law over the past year and a half and will continue to do so.

The coalition pledge has 52 signatures on it. While the coalition is non-partisan and pledges support to any candidate who supports "Three Strikes" there are very few Democrats who have the courage or sense to do so. Absent is Adinolfi's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Esty, who can't bring herself to promise to support a bill that would require someone who kills three times to have to stay in jail.

She, like Democratic Judiciary Committee chairs Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, offers eggheaded excuses about prison overcrowding and not fiddling with judicial discretion, which has worked really well when you have a three-time killer in front of a judge again.

There are clearly some candidates who don't have the strength of will to be able to draw any moral line in the sand whatsoever. If you want to see whether the candidates in your district are strong on crime, or are apologist pinheads, check out the "Three Strikes Now Coalition" website here and see if they have signed the pledge. If not, you should ask them why.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I love New York



This video, Found at Moonbattery, is awfully hilarious... and makes a good point. I really think Osama bin Laden would get a better reception from these morons.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Murtha Forker



You may recall the fat, scurillous and traitorous d-bag John Murtha, the Democratic Congressman from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, who repeatedly stated that United States Marines had slaughtered innocent civilians in cold blood in an incident in Haditha in November, 2005.

After being exonerated, one of the Marines is suing Murtha. Charges remain for only one Marine, Fank Wuterich,which I wrote about here.

Now Lance Corporal Justin Sharratt is filing a defamation lawsuit against Murtha for his rhetoric.

Murtha is a former Marine and I respect his service. But clearly something has been damaged inside of his small brain. He is a poster child for the debased, liberal left in Washington that have no restrictions on the kind of vile things they will do or say just to score cheap political points.

He is a pile of excreta who deserves to be defeated this November. Hopefully the Johnstown folks can do something about that.

How we got here...



THANKTH BARNEY THRANK!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Slamming Murphy on Energy



State Senator David Cappiello has released another ad, this time taking Chris Murphy to task on energy.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Passion of the Clintons

When Chris Shays was roasted over the coals by the leftwing blogosphere with a fictitious quote over Governor Sarah Palin's candidacy for Vice president, their cheap, theatrical outrage could not be quieted.

They reasoned that it was a vicious attack on all women to insinuate that women would vote for Sarah Palin just because she was a woman. Blah blah blah.

However, there is THIS demonstrating that voters for Hillary Clinton are not making it easy for Barack Obama to win them over. In fact, according to this, Hillary voters "find Obama less likable, honest, experienced and inspiring than Democrats overall do, and have a better view of McCain. And while majorities of Clinton supporters say Obama shares their values and understands ordinary Americans, they're less likely to say so than Democrats overall."

In other news, former President Bill Clinton referred to Governor Palin as "hot." Luckily, Palin seems well-protected by the Secret Service enough to prevent any of Bill's Arkansas State Troopers from dragging her into a hotel room for the former president's pleasure.

Perhaps now we know the real reason why Hillary declined to appear with Palin at an anti-Iran event.

Obamarama

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Arrogance 101: A Lesson by House Democrats

Last Friday Republican State Chairman Chris Healy filed a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement Commisson against Democratic State Representative Tom Kehoe (D-Glastonbury) for distributing legislative reports as campaign material while going door-to-door in his district, a violation of state campaign finance law.

The materials Kehoe used are printed at the expense of taxpayers and are prohibited by law from being pinted or mailed after July 15th in an election year.

While to some there may seem to be no difference between the trash politicians fill our mailboxes with in an election cycle, and the trash they fill our mailboxes with during the rest of the year, the line is drawn in the law.

Kehoe denied that it was illegal to do what he did. Guess what? He's wrong.

"They were not printed or mailed after July 15th and I was under the impression that they're informative and useful to people," he said. Useful to him, I suppose.

For low-rent politicos like Tom Kehoe, I suspect it isn't enough for the state to have passed legislation allowing his ilk to use taxpayer funds for campaigns, and create a campaign finance system where even those who oppose the use of taxpayer funds to pay for their campaigns have no chance to compete... no no... on top of that he needs to use OTHER taxpayer funded items to further his political career.

So, does this bilk the taxpayer to a large sum? No. Is it that big a deal in the great scheme of things? Probably not... it is likely a small offense. But the fact that he has done this knowing the letter of the law as an attorney and a legislator, and his response to the accusation, should tell you everything you need to know about third-rate, bottom-of-the-barrel politicians like Kehoe.

They are arrogant. They think they are special. They are above the rules they make for everyone else. And it is snakey shit like this that makes everyone love those bad-breathed, mismatched jacket and tie politicians.

Biden: Pay Taxes to be a Patriot

Every once in a while, Democrats slip a litte and tell you exactly what their views are without the slick polish of nuanced rhetoric.

Obama's number two man, and fellow plagiarist, Joe Biden, never had much polish to begin with. and he let this gem go on expecting Americans to pay more:

“It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

Thanks, Joe! Only such a blind partisan could have failed to learn that no country can tax itself into prosperity. I especially like the way he played up the patriotic aspect of paying taxes. That really appeals to my inner American.
It's especially repugnant to me to hear this kind of nonsense coming from Biden, considering how unpatriotic his ticket is... what with their prefering us to lose wars.

So, just in case you had a dream of a potential gigantic Obama tax cut in the offing if he were elected president... well... WAKE UP.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Franken-Tard



Saturday Night Live has produced some brilliant comedians with respectable careers. Al Franken isn't one of them.

Now, after having been a radio host on Air America, which had about eleven listeners, he is a DFL candidate seeking a Minnesota US Senate seat.

He's pretty centered, too, as you can see.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm Helping My Left Nutmeg



My Left Nut Smeg has posted this advertisement bashing Governor Palin and has asked that her savage brutality be exposed, and we all share it with as many people as possible. I am posting it here to do my part!

Why? Because I think garbage like this is laughably ineffective, and reveals the desperation Obama's supporters have resorted to in trying to get everyone to think Palin is an evil, vile beast. Keep screaming from Buffalo Bill's basement, liberals! I'll even help you scream! AAAGGHHHHH!

Meanwhile, amid all the Palin bashing, in the latest Rasmussen poll, McCain has opened up a three-point lead over Obama nation-wide.

Oh yeah, and if you want to know why Palin supports aerial hunting permits in Alaska, permits which are issued in many other western states for coyotes, wolves and foxes, it's to curb the threat of blooming predator populations in areas where moose and caribou are endangered.

I find it interesting that the idiotic Wildlife group that put this ad together cares a lot about wolves being shot, but not too much about caribou and moose populations being exterminated by overgrown wolf populations.

It's the circle of life. Deal with it.

Arooooooo!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pssst...! The Palin-Bashing Isn't Working!

The leftwing media continues it's moronic, desperate and angry attacks on John McCain's Vice presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin. That was a strategy that worked really well in 1988 against Dan Quayle... forgetting about the person who is actually running for president.

Charles Gibson of ABC interviewed Palin and discussed the issue between Russia and Georgia. Palin said she would favor including Georgia and the Ukraine in NATO. Gibson asked if she favored that even if it meant war with Russia, and she said "perhaps." She then pointed out that the agreement between nations in NATO is that they will defend each other if attacked. She felt that there were diplomatic solutions to the problem, however.

The headline, of course, became "Palin Doesn't Rule out War with Russia."

Now, contrast this with the free pass that Barack Obama got when he took three days of unadulterated stupidity over the Georgia question. When the war between Russia and Georgia broke out, McCain expressed support for Georgia. What did Obama do? First, he acted as though both sides had excellent points, ignoring the naked aggression of Russia. Then he recommended that the UN Security Council take up the problem, apparently unaware that Russia has a seat, and a veto, on the Security Council. Then on the third day, he took the same position John McCain had taken at the outset.

That was the performance of the guy in the ONE slot for the Democrats. The reaction of the media? Silence.

The more they escalate the attacks on Palin, the more voters they are squeezing through their fingers, and out of their hands. And it is a delight to watch them destroy themselves with their own anger and hate.

REMEMBER

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jumpin' on Joe

Connecticut Democrats can't let it go. They have turned their rabid hatred and anger at Joe Lieberman into an obsession. And it is delicious fun to watch! Mua ha ha ha ha!

News Junk has a nice piece on members of the Democratic State Central Committee attempting to censure the Senator. Audrey Blondin, a member of the DSCC apparently authored a laughable resolution that the committee will consider on September 24th.

The resolution, in short, asks Lieberman to resign from the Democratic Party. Well, here we go again! Lieberman has the right to affiliate with the party of his choosing, and here come the big party "bosses" telling him what to do... again.

Lieberman is a waste of time at this point for Connecticut Democrats. The appropriate time to do something about him has long passed. Now Lieberman is just making Connecticut Democrats look like drooling morons, especially when they put on displays like this.

My advice to my friends on the left is to let it go... you have other concerns, like that third presidential election in a row you need to get busy losing. Focus!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Romulan Attack Across Cyber Space





Much is being made across the Universe about Romulan Commander Rosa DeLauro's recent attacks on Congressman Christopher Shays. It is certainly unusual for a sitting member of Congress to attack another in this fashion, especially when they are in the same delegation, and are not running against one another. But comity has never been the strong suit of our Connecticut Democrats.

I must extend credit to CT Bob for capturing her rant as seen above.

There's really a few problems here. First, The video of Chris Shays that the leftwing Nutroots are peddling as Shays's offensive remarks against women includes no such quote as "Connecticut voters will be happy just because there is a woman on the ticket." I don't blame CT Bob, he just documented a quote provided by DeLauro. I blame DeLauro, who is basically lying about what Shays actually said.

You can see the interview below, courtesy of MLN:


Now, this MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchel is of course as awkward as most of her work. She makes the cast of The View look like NASA scientists. But Shays makes solid sense in his responses to her sycophantic interrogation. The presumption of liberal women like DeLauro is that only the success of liberal women is good for all women. She appears unable to see that not all women agree with her narrow liberal agenda.

DeLauro says nothing about the lefties who asserted Governor Palin should not be Vice President because she should be at home taking care of her children. Nor did she say anything about the absurd leftie blog rumors claiming Palin's youngest child was actually her daughter's. These are the things that are insulting to women. And DeLauro may want to visit us from Romulus a little more often so she can get in touch with what human females actually think.

Instead, we get brilliant liberal blogs like this piece of trash making fun of Palin's four month old son with Down syndrome. Pure genius.

A Distinguished Endorsement for Obama



Laughing at this is almost like booing at the Special Olympics. This will be painful for most people to watch. Do it anyway. It's important to see the mental incapacity of liberal celeb-utards to assemble a cogent thought from the fetid debris inside their walnut-sized brains.

Here we have Mr. Sean Puffy Combs, Daddy Puff-Puff, or whatever the hell he's calling himself at the moment issuing a searing indictment of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for vice president.

Among his withering criticisms are that McCain should have picked Michelle Obama as his vice presidential candidate instead, because it would be "strategic and fly," and his repeated rejoinder that McCain is "bugging the f*** out."

Mr. Puffy Pants once headed up the "Vote or Die" campaign. Unfortunately, he didn't do either in 2004.

Obama's Disposable Flag

You can certainly get at least a little taste of the tepid patriotism of Democrats when they apparently leave behind trash bags of American flags that were used at Invesco Field for Obama's nomination acceptance speech.

Apparently some 12,000 miniature flags in perfect serviceable order were discarded by the Obama folks after the speech. The McCain campaign collected the flags and used them for their own rally.

Naturally, the Obama folks pretended to be outraged at this attack on their patriotism. They claimed the flags were stolen to pull off a political stunt, and that they hadn't yet come back to collect the flags. Pretty hard to believe since the trash bags full of flags were piled up next to refuse bins, clearly intended to be tossed in the garbage.

If Barack Obama doesn't want to wear an American flag on his lapel, I could care less. But throwing 12,000 flags in the trash is over the top. The reality here is that Barack Obama didn't personally throw these flags out... his supporters and organizers did. And that tells you an awful lot about these people.

Democrats want to protect your right to burn the American flag in protest. I may surprise some of my conservative friends by saying that if someone wants to do that, I think they should have the right. Consequently, I have the right to think of them as un-American, and question their patriotism.

Burning flags in protest is one thing. Stupidly consigning scores of them to be combined with coffee grounds, tomato skins and banana peels comes right down to only one simple issue; respect for your country. It can be seen that these Obama supporters are running a few quarts low on that.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lieberman to Remain a Democrat

Joe Lieberman continues to irritate the wild-eyed, arrogant and angry activists that increasingly make up the Connecticut Democratic Party.

As we all know, Lieberman heartily endorses Republican John McCain for president. Today it is reported that Joe Lieberman has no intention of leaving the Democratic Party, despite the fact that Connecticut Democrats are desperate to cough him up like a hairball.

The brain box behind this effort appears to be a Democratic state representative named Jason Bartlett from Bethel, who is evidently the embodiment of the arrogant liberal Democrat who believes that they can dictate who can and cannot affiliate with the party of their choosing, regardless of small obstacles such as the U.S. Constitution and the Connecticut Constitution.

Lieberman, victorious in his independent Senate run in 2006, can not be thrown off the Democratic Party rolls unless, according to state law, he ran as a candidate on the ballot line of another party. He petitioned on for his independent bid, and therefore he cannot be removed.

Says the brilliant Bartlett:

"It's really over the top and embarrassing for the state to have our senator endorsing the Republican candidate for the presidency. I have a problem with that, the party should have a problem with that, and he should no longer be a Democrat."

Bartlett is apparently an arrogant, unseasoned Democratic freshman who makes his inexperience and foolishness nakedly obvious. He is exactly the kind of intolerant Democrat that is increasingly the hallmark of a party that has grown inflexible and dogmatic. Lieberman differs from his Democratic brethren on only one issue; the War in Iraq. For this and this alone, they are desperate to excommunicate him.

Unfortunately for these self-righteous, pompous party leaders, they will be stuck with Lieberman for as long as Lieberman desires to dirty himself with the distinction of technically being a Democrat.

Back to Back Homers



Last night I think I was more stirred than at any other point during the entire lead up to this election.

Rudy Giuliani and Governor Sarah Palin both gave incredible speeches back to back, "hitting it out of the park" as they say.

The libs are hard at work this morning, trying to discredit the speeches. All eyes were on Palin, and a poor performance would have been detrimental. She met the moment with composure, command, and style.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Glass Kitchen

In my humble opinion, John McCain's choice of a running mate last Friday hit it out of the park. Alaska's Governor Sarah Palin is a Republican with executive experience and excellent conservative credentials.

Naturally, this is a tremendous threat to the left, and has ironically set them on a path of attack that borders on overt sexism.

The treatment by the Obama campaign of Hillary Clinton certainly was an opening salvo against women, and the continued drum beat from these leftwing fanatics has marched on toward Governor Palin. Doubt it?

Why then, are the attacks on Palin centering around why she isn't home with five children? They scoff at the notion that Palin can be a mother AND Vice President. I thought the left wanted to shatter the glass ceiling. Instead, they'd rather apparently see her in a glass kitchen. Add to that the distasteful rumor-mongering that Gov. Palin's youngest son with Down Syndrome was actually her daughter Bristol's child, and the glee with which the left has leapt on her seventeen-year-old daughter's actual pregnancy, and you get a very disgusting picture of an anti-woman left.

Somehow, the left is trying to sell Palin as a hypocrite... they sneer at her abstinence approach and chortle to their arrogant selves, amused that her daughter is now pregnant. The truth is in how such people handle these kids of challenges. This family has chosen to keep this child, in keeping with their conservative pro-life values. They don't just talk it, they live it.

In the meantime, while all these "journalists" play with themselves over a teen's pregnancy, and prattle about her "INEXPERIENCE" they ignore Barack Obama's obvious inability to become president, reflected in his three days of response over the Russian/Georgian incident last month. Fist Obama gave moral equivalence to the Russian and Georgian positions, and then recommended sending the matter to the United Nations, apparently forgetting that Russia has a veto on the Security Council. Duh!

The left are now trying to say that the experience issue is dead because of the selection of Palin. I'm sure they deeply wish that were so. Unfortunately for them , the McCain-Palin ticket has the experience and youth in the right order.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Carter's Second Term



The folks who are partying in Denver this week certainly have at least one of their talking points clear: a McCain presidency, so they say, will be a third Bush term.

Actually, it would be a fourth, but I don't give liberals credit with being able to do math either.

However, it seems that an Obama presidency may more closely resemble a second term for Jimmy Carter than a McCain presidency would continue the legacy of George W. Bush.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Celebrating the 2008 DNC

Scenes from the Democratic National Convention



Lights! Camera! Bullshit!

The Democratic National Convention has begun! And it promises to be as hedonistic a Mardis Gras as they have ever thrown.

My friend CT Bob has noted that the DNC has spared little expense in making a Vegas-like producton, and that he wouldn't be surprised to see Cirque de Soliel swing through.

I'd have to agree! The glitz and glam is commensurate with the Democratic view of symbolism over substance.

Tonight's roster of tight-rope walkers and leotard-clad prancers includes former President Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, Senator Ted Kennedy and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

I doubt we will be lucky to see a white tiger come from behind the curtain and go Roy Horn on any of them, though.

Hillary Voters for McCain?

Where's the Love?



Courtesy of firedoglake, a Clinton supporter gives you the scoop on how they are being treated.

The love is apparently carrying from this event in May through to the glorious Democratic Convention.

Friday, August 22, 2008

A Plug for Biden: Plagiarists Unite

As the world stops in its orbit to await who will be annointed as Barack Obama's choice for a vice presidential running mate, I thought it would be fun to look at one possibility; Deleware Senator Joe Biden.

Biden is the Elton John of American politics. One day he had a steel-wool comb over of what I presume was back hair, and the next he had a full head of Ken Doll-like plugs.

But personal grooming isn't everything. Just ask John Edwards.

The more interesting thing about Joe Biden is that he is a world-class plagiarist. He stole a speech nearly verbatim during his 1987 campaign for president from British politician Neal Kinnock, and was savaged by Michael Dukakis, possibly costing him the race.

Obama must feel a kinship for this fellow thief of rhetoric. You may recall in February that Obama was hammered for stealing nearly verbatim a speech that Deval Patrick had given a little over a year before. This was the memorable and ironically labeled "Just Words" speech.

Biden apparently had a problem with plagiarism even while in college, so this was hardly a new thing for him.

If Biden is chosen, I can't wait to hear some of their convention speeches;

"The only thing we have to fear is... fear itself!"

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

"Four Score and Seven years ago..."

Nothing says "change" like selecting an old fart who has been in Washington for over 30 years.


Obamapoly


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Veeping in their Pants

It doesn't matter how many people say it or how often they say it. It doesn't matter how many times both McCain and Liebeman deny it. The left believe that Joe Lieberman will be John McCain's running mate.

This is pure idiocy. But the mere mention of Lieberman's name is enough to make so many in Connecticut's leftwing blogosphere void in their hemp shorts. They can not control their anger or hate for the man who, despite the anointment of Ned Lamont, carried on to defeat the "progressive" peacenik two years ago.

McCain is considered a maverick in the GOP. The Democratic party doesn't have any "mavericks." It has loyal socialists, and those who have been excommunicated like Lieberman. There is no middle ground in that party, especially when you consider that the only issue Lieberman is on the opposite side of the fence of his party over is the war in Iraq.

Lieberman will be speaking at the GOP convention. He may also get a place in a McCain administration. But he will not be the vice presidential candidate. McCain cannot appeal to any more moderates than he does right now. Lieberman does not help him.

But don't take my word for it. Wait for August 29th.

Chameleon



The Cappiello campaign has released a new video, accusing Congressman Chris Murphy of being a "chameleon" and flip-flopping on the off-shore drilling issue.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

General Assembly Raised Your Electric Rates

Look, I have been saying this so long and for so often, it is fulfilling to see some vindication; the Connecticut General Assembly is responsible for the massive increase in your electric rates.

Let me say it again. The Connecticut General Assembly is RESPONSIBLE for the MASSIVE INCREASE in your ELECTRIC RATES.

The other thing I have been saying all along is that when the legislature implemented a half-assed deregulation bill that was destined to elevate our generation rates back in 1998, it as due in large part to the fact that most of the legislature were too ignorant or uninformed to even understand the issue. They meddled with a system they were either too arrogant to respect, or too stupid to comprehend. In many respects, a combination of both, I'm afraid.

It is therefore, somewhat amusing to see today's entry over at Capitol Watch detail how a member of the legislature, probably one of those who voted for deregulation back then, asked a non-partisan research office why the rates were so high now. The answer could have been one word: "YOU."

I recommend that everyone who has the time check out this report. It is proof positive that our legislature will never decline an opportunity to mess with things it does not understand while promising great things to the public it has no idea of how to achieve.

Back then we were told how their actions would cut our rates. Check out your electric bill this month to see how that worked out.

Now legislative Democrats apparently want to give energy assistance this winter to those who can't afford it. Well, that might be nearly all of us. If it weren't for these torpid idiots in the first place, many wouldn't need energy assistance. They have kicked taxpayers overboard in ten-foot waves and want us to celebrate them because they tossed us a little life preserver.

Thanks legislative Democrats! But if you really want to give energy assistance to CT residents you can stop screwing around with market systems you are too stupid to understand.


The UConn Squeeze

Apparently UConn didn't adequately plan for the influx of a massive freshman class which has descended on the campus.

Creative alternatives to housing are being employed, converting study halls into dorms, as the largest freshman class of all time arrives. This morning's Courant reports on the problem.

There are a lot of sofas and chairs being moved out of study spaces to accomodate the new students. Hopefully, all of these sofas will remain available to the students by the time of Spring Break. What else are they supposed to urinate on, push out a third story window and set fire to during that annual rite of passage?

Living in cramped quarters with other students will present some challenges to these fine new academics... when they come home drunk and throw up, they may hit three sleeping roomates with their vomit as opposed to only one.

I do hope they can power through those logistics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Growing and Growing and Growing...

Fee Fi Fo Fum! The incredible growing budget surplus is getting even larger! Evidently the legislature's budget office is claiming that the surplus for the last fiscal year has grown from $22 million to $85 million.

Despite the fact that there is still a $150 million deficit for the coming year, Democrats are lining up to immediately spend this money on schools and "nonprofit agencies." Not surprisingly, a number of Democratic legislators are employed by nonprofits, but I'm sure this has nothing to do with it.

Democrats and Governor Rell have already pledged to spend $22 million on heating assistance for struggling families this winter. The $65 million windfall is a brand new opportunity to waste tax money, while continuing to fail to give significant tax relief to Connecticut residents.

Do you know how you get a budget surplus? Good money management? No. Fiscal restraint? No. Over-taxing state residents? YES. Budget surpluses are arrived at from taking in more money than you need to run the government. That's over-taxing. Of course, Democrats will find everything they can to throw the money at, and shrug their shoulders after the elections in November are over when they need to raise taxes again to address the looming budget deficit for the fiscal year we just entered.

But Shhhhhhh! They don't want to talk about next year yet... they are too busy peddling "change" when that is the last thing they will do to their own disgraceful habits.

Fan Club of "The One"



Yep. By the way, the guy at the end of this ad... still not getting laid.

Primary Concerns

I am blown away. I can't believe that Democrats chose Jim Himes over Lee Whitnum yesterday, handing her only 13% of the vote.

Seriously, who are the 13% of Democratic voters in the 4th Distrit who agree that the United States is to blame for 9-11 and we ought to give the Taliban back their country?

Regardless, I am going to miss Lee Whitnum, as she contributed immensely to the color of the political landscape. It's much more interesting when Democrats run insane candidates as opposed to the plain simpletons they usually treat us to. Speaking of which, Jim Himes now goes on to face Republican Chris Shays in the general election.

In other primary news across the state, incumbent Democrat Bob Keeley of Bridgeport failed to hold off a challenge from Auden Grogins. Keeley was first elected in 1982, and it goes to show if you are a sloppy, disconnected politico who feels entitled to public office simply because you have attained a certain weight, you are vulnerable.

Senator Johnnie Fon-fon (John Fonfara) survived a challenge from Ed Vargas in Hartford. Apparently all of Vargas's supporters had been shot over the weekend following the West Indian Parade.

Also of note is the handy victory of Republican Rep. Kevin Witkos over Simsbury Council member Moira Wertheimer in the 8th Senate District, 85%-15%.

There weren't many surprises last night. I feel the real surprises will come in November...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Primary Day


It's Primary Day across Connecticut! There is the primary in Fairfield between Jim Himes, and the Foil-bonneted Lee Whitnum to choose who will face Chris Shays in the general election.

There are also fourteen races for state representative, four for state sentate, and numerous primaries for registrar of voters.

Registrar of voters? Why the hell would anyone primary to run for registrar of voters? You have to be kidding me.

Are there any other interesting primaries out there today? Perhaps a primary for shellfish commissioner?

Anyhow, if you live in one of these districts where there is a primary, be sure to get out there and do some damage.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Wag the Dong


Well well well... continuing in that great Demoratic tradition of believing it is okay to lie about sex, former presidential candidate John Edwards has admitted to an affair with a videographer.
There are some people who stand out even among the polictical class as being so completely in love with themselves that they cannot offer their ample gifts to just one woman. Even if she stands by you and has terminal cancer. This is a great parting gift for his wife.
John Edwards, you're a class act.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

No Geniuses at the Capitol

Once upon a time in 1878, when the state capitol building in Hartford was constructed, the dome was adorned with a huge statue known as "The Genius of Connecticut." It stood, keeping vigil over the land for sixty years, until the Hurricane of 1938 blew through, damaging it, and creating a risk that it would topple from the dome.

It was removed, and then melted down for use in the war effort in WWII. Since then, it can be said to be poetic justice that while there has been no genius on the top of the capitol, there has certainly been no genius running the show inside of the capitol.

There was a movement in recent years to recreate the Genius statue. Considering the General Assembly's large contingent of ineffective, bumbling majority Democrats, it would probably be more fitting to have a statue called "The Retard of Connecticut" on top of the building. But no one wants to look at that. Especially since they already have a disgusting statue of Ella Grasso on the side of the building.

But alas, the news is that the "Genius" will not go up again... at least for now. While the state has spent $300,000 to build the new statue, Governor Rell is holding off spending the additional $360,000.

House Speaker Jim Amann had the temerity to weigh in with a remark that the state has other spending priorities. I agree with that, but it's tough to swallow his pretending to care about spending another $360,000 on a statue when he has no problem spending $65,000 of our money just for an hour session of the legislature.

I am in favor of placing the genius back on the dome. It would be nice to be able to say we have at least one up there.

More Dumb-Tarded

Paris Hilton's mom does not approve of John McCain using the image of Paris Hilton in his recent "Celebrity" ad, comparing Obama's celebrity status to that of Hilton and Britney Spears.

"It is a complete waste of the country's time and attention at the very moment when millions of people are losing their homes and their jobs," said Kathy Hilton, the mother of that human appletini-fueled rage known as Paris Hilton.

I happen to think the ad is fun and makes a good point. I don't think it's piss-you-pants funny or that it defines the whole campaign.

But I am amused at the indignity of Kathy Hilton over the use of her daughter's self-imposed celebutard status. Of course, the McCain campaign may have thought twice about using the image since the Hiltons are McCain donors.

But where is Kathy Hilton's outrage over her daughter being a retarded slut? It's her daughter that is a waste of everybody's time while there are serious things to focus on in the world.

Yet Kathy Hilton says the ad is "a complete waste of the money John McCain's contributors have donated to his campaign." She can say that, she gave money. And we are entitled to think that the indulgences of her mentally handicapped daughter are a big waste of money. But hey, it's their money.

Since Kathy Hilton is in the habit of spending money to support celebrity morons and their activities, perhaps she should consider donating to Obama instead.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Carving It Up

Not surprisingly, legislative Democrats are ready to carve up the new $22 million budget surplus after they did nothing to bail the state out of a deficit this year. Governor Rell joined Democrats in the "do nothing" approach to budgeting during the recent session, but at least she made budget rescisions and cut in areas which evidently produced the surplus.

Democrats are shamelessly now planning to carve up a surplus they had no hand in producing. They can't save a cent but they sure know how to toss money around and blather about how they are supposedly helping people.

The idea now, is that they will join the Governor in providing assistance to a "wide range of individuals and organizations" for heating oil during the coming winter.

Democrats had a chance to help those people during the regular session. They could have lowered state taxes on petrolium products, but they have consistently and obstinately refused to do so again and again, no matter how hard times are, or how high the prices get in this state.

Now, with an election coming up, Democrats have been given some extra cash to blow, and an excuse to pretend they did something meaningful to give relief from the high cost of energy. They really don't want to remind you that they have been sticking it to you on energy all along. And they will trumpet with great pride this November what a damned great job they did.

There is still a $150 million budget deficit for 2009. But by then the election will be over, and the money dries up. Then I guess every elderly person in the state will freeze to death.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Celebrity



Well, it's an interesting ad. Of course, I am damned glad Obama is not like Britney Spears or Paris Hilton. Primarily because I can do without him getting out of a car with no underwear under his skirt exposing his genitalia, or having a drugged-out sex video of himself circulating the Internet.

But Obama did just proclaimed that we wouldn't be paying as much for fuel if we got our tire pressure checked. Sounds like we need a government program to properly inflate our tires!

Obama may be no Spears or Hilton, but he is most definitely a celebutard.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Lesser Candidate

As if the Connecticut General Assembly didn't already have too many liberal post-college adolescents who aspire to political grandeur while living in their parents' basement and wearing their dad's ill-fitting suit to work, now we get treated to the aptly named Matt Lesser.

Lesser is running for the 100th District in Middletown, and apparently intends to focus his keen and youthful energy on public policy questions while simultaneously dealing with confusing hormonal urges, new sprouts of downy hair on his chest and struggling with the question of when he'll need his first shave.

Lesser's campaign was today's damp pants highlight over at My Left Nutmeg. There's a twenty minute video there too where you can watch Matt's family and friends watch him give a speech with his head down reading off a note pad on a porch.

Some think that having an extraordinarily young candidate is a good thing; you get fresh ideas and energy. Unfortunately, what you usually get electing such children is immaturity, arrogance, and an office-holder irretrievably out of his depth.

Lesser's resume fascinates. You should check it out on his biography page, which includes a picture that is supposed to be the candidate meeting a constituent, but instead looks like a mom about to give her kid his Scooby-Doo lunch box before he catches the bus for class pictures day at school.

Shockingly, Wesleyan University has belched forth another liberal politico onto our streets. This one was president of the state College Democrats while there. He flatters himself by taking credit for Joe Courtney's victory in the 2nd district because he stopped some drunken UConn students from dropping bing cherries out of their asses into keg cups long enough for them to cast some votes.

Apparently Lesser got himself elected to a land use board in Middletown on the radical platform of actually being in favor of open space, a brave and controversial stance.

Perhaps the most perplexing thing about his half-bio is the passage that concludes that he "...works as Executive Director of an organization working to increase opportunities for young people interested in public service..." What the Hell does that mean? And why won't he name the organization? Strange. Doesn't sound like a real job to me, and it probably isn't.

So who's he running against? Republican incumbent Representative Ray Kalinowski, who is hardly a long-time incumbent, first elected in 2002. Kalinowski also served as Durham First Selectman from 1997-2001. He is an Air Force veteran and a former Secret Service Agent. Lesser is no competition for that kind of experience and service.

Lesser is trying to make a big deal about home heating oil prices. And indeed, it is an important issue. Maybe he can ask his fellow Democrats that currently have a tremendous legislative majority why they tax the oil so much, and why they haven't done a damned thing to help, and instead have glommed on to a plan by our Republican Governor.

Lesser is the archetypal liberal kid, probably well-meaning, but with too little of life under his belt to know what he's doing. His type are led around by the nose by political bosses all the time. Lesser doesn't want to lower your gas tax, and in fact apparently wants to raise your income tax to do away with that pesky property tax.

With Lesser, you will pay morer.