Monday, March 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The Smithsonian will be calling. East Haven, don't sell cheap!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
It was a much-anticipated speech which, if you ask me, accomplished the opposite of what it intended, and may end up costing the silver-tongued Obama the Democratic nomination.
This was an opportunity to distance himself from Reverend Wright, and instead he embraced him under the guise of forgiveness... the kind of forgiveness he could not see a reason to extend to someone such as Don Imus when he called for that man's termination because of his use of a racial slur.
I did not appreciate the suggetion that the Reagan coalition was built around the exploitation of racial issues. Nothing can be further from the truth. Reagan delivered a message of optimism and hope for all Americans. If Obama really wants to get these mysterious "Obam-icans" to appear, anti-Reagan rhetoric is not the way to do it.
I think it was a weak speech delivered from a defensive posture. A posture he hasn't had to take since his candidacy caught fire with liberals. He is inexperienced as a campaigner, and has a thin resume, and we are seeing that now.
Hillary smells blood... and here she comes for the kill...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
It is difficult to oppose this bill, and as I see from one committee vote tally, no one is.
As I understand it, this bill was brought about by a company in another state that was selling the ability for people to hunt actual live animals over the Internet, and with a point and click, they aimed and fired a remote controlled rifle into a pen of living prey maintained by the company.
Once the deed was done, the company skinned and processed the carcass and delivered it to the "hunter."
Evidently the company claimed they were providing a service to the handicapped who could not go out for an actual hunt.
I don't think there is a gun-owner or hunter out there who could consider this actual hunting. In my experience, I have only hunted animals that have a fighting chance. Pointing a mouse into a pen of trappd animals isn't hunting, it is not sportsmanship, and it isn't humane.
That aside, do we need a bill on this? Is there a threat of this kind of thing taking off? What is the need?
It may be that the General Assembly, as usual, is creating a solution when there is no problem.
What I would support is someone creating a company where you coud watch live feed of the General Assembly in session, and for a small fee, use a point and a click of the mouse and throw pies or water balloons at legislators.
Of course, Speaker Jim Amann would never get anything done, getting pelted every three seconds. And that would be good for Connecticut in more ways than one.