Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Miron Bites It Off In Stratford

There's milking the teat of government for your own personal benefit, and then there's biting the damned nipple off when you're done. That's what out-going Democrat Stratford Mayor James R. Miron and his posse of one-dimensional partisan hacks on the public dole managed to do on the way out.

Miron, who served as the municipality's first mayor had his clock cleaned by incoming Republican Mayor John Harkins last November. Following this, Miron authorized over $224,000 in payments to himself and his sycophants prior to Harkins being sworn in on December 15th. These payments are likely to be completely improper.

By terminating the employees prior to the date Harkins took office, the employees became entitled to their full 2010 sick days and vacation days as well as 60 days of pay. Miron paid himself over $44,000 on the way out, and gave his outgoing CAO Suzanne McCauley over $52,000, an apparent overpayment of $15,000.

To add to the classiness of this gang of pricks, five of these officials simply failed to show for work on the day Harkins took office, among them McCauley. When asked why she failed to show up with no notice to the new administration she sniffed "I worked for Mayor Miron, not Mayor Harkins."

No, you barrel of filth... you worked for the PEOPLE OF STRATFORD. Your grotesque and twisted sense of entitlement, and this shameful parting raid on the public treasury certainly demonstrates conclusively why the people of Statford showed you, and the snorting swine of a benefactor you owe fealty to, the political door.

The people of Stratford deserved an orderly transition from a man they gave the public trust to for four years... not a bunch of his cronies acting like rabid squirrels stuffing their cheeks with public nuts. It is one more group of disgraced Democrats taxpayers could do well without.

Price of Admission

After years of being lectured by Democrats in the legislature who, despite this massive deficit, want to keep millions of taxpayer dollars to spend on their campaigns, we can see that this supposed reform hasn't changed much at all in terms of influence.

Blowhards like Rep. Chris Caruso who wag their index finger in our collective faces saying public financing takes the influence out of politics are clearly peddling undistilled bullshit. What it does is make certain that each of these legislators can steal a $25,000 bag of cash from state coffers every time they run. This way, they say, they can spend more time talking about the important issues instead of raising money. In other words, they have to work less hard at convincing people to donate to them. This isn't political bravery. It's laziness, and it's greed fueled by an unmitigated overestimation of their own value.

Case in point (h/t to Capitol Report) is Denise Merrill, House Democrat Majority Leader. Despite claiming four years ago that the public financing measure would remove the lobbyist influence in Hartford, she is allowing the CT Food Industry to hold a $200-$1,000 per person fundraiser for her Majority PAC. This is, of course, perfectly legal. You see, the lobbyists can't donate to individual legislators, but they can donate to a caucus PAC which in turn gives the money to legislator's campaign. You and I are expected to believe that since the money goes through one extra set of partisan hands that the influence is no longer there.

It is a sham that we will all pay millions for while they can't manage to strip a single significant thing from their budget while we have a massive deficit.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Unhappy Connecticut

A recent study measuring the happiness levels of residents in each U.S. State and Washington D.C. placed Connecticut at the bottom at number 50, outdone only by New York.

Who knew it was so bad? Well, anyone who lives here. However, it would appear that the analysis was extremely superficial and the findings suspect. Finds Andrew Oswald of the University of Warwick in England regarding the states at the bottom of the list: "Many people think these states would be marvelous places to live in. The problem is that if too many individuals think that way, they move into those states, and the resulting congestion and house prices make it a non-fulfilling prophecy."

One would have to take issue with that. Connecticut has lost population, roughly to the tune of over 240,000 people in the last ten to fifteen years. We lost a Congressional seat during the last redistricting effort.

Naturally, the reason for statewide unhappiness couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that our legislature and leaders in government tax the stuffing out of us, have terrible economic policies that punish success and drive businesses and jobs out of the state.

I mean, I thought the Democrats that run our legislature were passing all these great bills like making sure I can take a dump in a J. Crew store if I have a note from my doctor that says my ass acts up, or preventing children from having to dissect animals in school. Weren't these supposed to make our lives better?

Note to the General Assembly: you're so incompetent and ineffective you are making your constituents clinically depressed. The collective resignation of about 100 of you would probably put a spike in our happiness numbers.

Doesn't Know Where He Lives...

Democratic State Representative David Aldarondo, formerly of the 75th District has acknowledged that he doesn't actually live there anymore. He claims he accidentally moved out of the district into the 71st District.

From the Waterbury Republican-American, Aldarondo explained thusly: "I thought the house was in my district. I never meant to leave my district, but the evens and the odds, I got confused. But I'm doing all I can to correct my mistake."

Are you kidding? This is actually the admission of a few remarkable pieces of complete stupidity. First, you don't even know where the district you represent begins and ends and you find the concept of odd and even numbers "confusing." Secondly, you don't even bother to check where the district border is if you are unsure before you go through with the purchase of a new home.

Aldarondo says he will sell the new home and move back into his district immediately. It's nice to know that preserving his political service is more important to him than finding a decent home for his family.

The law requires that legislators live within their own districts. Unfortunately, the State House of Representatives would be the authority which would decide on Aldarondo's case. He should immediately be removed from office, but since the Democrats have such a massive majority in that chamber, I can guarantee that this law will be ignored and Aldarondo will probably be given plenty of time to move back into his district.

Hopefully when he moves again he'll actually be able find the district he was elected to represent.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Belch Heard 'Round the World




Obese liberal gadfly and propaganda vendor Michael Moore has WEIGHED in on the initial Romulan salvo fired at Senator Joe Lieberman by Rep. Rosa DeLauro who suggested Lieberman should be recalled.

Moore apparently took time out from flicking lint out from under his sweaty man-tits to Tweet direct his fat rage at the state of Connecticut for having elected Lieberman who now holds up the healthcare bill in the Senate.

Moore demanded in his Tweet that Connecticut recall Lieberman or he will initiate a boycott on our humble little state, claiming he holds Connecticut residents responsible for Lieberman's actions.

One must assume that Connecticut does not produce any of the Twinkies, sausages, pies or donuts that likely round out his healthy diet, lest his svelt figure might be in jeopardy with such a call to action.

DeLauro was too stupid to realize that, first of all, Connecticut has no recall laws, and secondly, no United States Congressman or Senatoir can be recalled by their state - it is not provided for in the US Constitution.

Reality is never an obstacle for liberals. Moore made a handful of anti-Connecticut Tweets where he threatens the boycott unless we do something aboutLieberman. He then acknowledges in a subsequent Tweet that CT and NO STATE can recall a Senator. He then renews his threat to boycott CT again if we don't do something about Joe.

As Dean Wormer said in Animal House: "Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son." Moore also threatens "After 18 months of Sarah Palin, ever hear anybody say 'Boy, I can't wait to spend time in Alaska'? Connecticut- you listenin'?" As if anyone ever said that before Sarah Palin. And who the Hell is saying that about Connecticut now? Connecticut is the road between New York and Boston. What's our big attraction? Mystic Seaport? The Colt dome? Retarded.

Well bring on the boycott Moore! None of your adherents have money to buy anything anyway. Connecticut should boycott Moore and send him the message that he should go f@*k his fat self.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Failure Has Two Names: Donovan & Williams


It really didn't take much effort to predict that the Special Session of the State Legislature that was called by Governor Rell to address continuing budgetary shortfalls would end by legislative Democrats doing what they do best; NOTHING.

The Governor had proposed making cuts in aid to towns and cities. The cuts were not popular, but then again NO CUTS ARE POPULAR. There is always a constituency, interest group or agency that stands to lose when you trim back government.

The state is broke. The games can't go on any longer. There is no more stimulus money. The Rainy Day Fund has been drained. The state's credit rating is going in the toilet because they borrowed more than ever before. The Democrats have put off as long as they can the harsh reality; they will have to cut something.

Is this what Profiles in Courage awards get doled out for? Ignoring reality as long as you can, hoping that things will improve as if by magic?

Well, unless Speaker Chris Donovan is going to reach into his own ass and pull out a $3 billion magic rabbit, then this coming year, election year as it is, will be even more adventurous.

Being a politician used to be fun... throwing around other people's money and getting slapped on the back for it. Now when the state needs real leaders, legislative Democrats reveal themselves for what they really are; charlatans.

State Senator Ed Meyer, Democrat of Guilford made the uncharacteristically honest assessment saying we need new legislative leaders. Even the rank and file know how incompetent they are made to look. I hope Connecticut agrees.

Lifting the Cloak(ing Device)

It's certainly ho secret that Joe Lieberman gets under the skin of the left at times. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro of the 3rd District (Romulan Command)has now called for Lieberman's recall, which fascinates because U.S. Senators cannot be recalled.

DeLauro is quoted thusly in Politico:“No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled.”

Lieberman, of course, has angered them because he had the temerity to take the position that he would join the GOP in filibustering the God-awful healthcare bill if it contained a public option or if those aged 55 to 64 were allowed to buy into Medicare.

Other Connecticut Congressmen have tried to figure out why Lieberman would do this, and what his agenda might be. It couldn't possibly be that he just knows it's bad policy! Medicare is already broke and they want to weigh it down by adding to it?

Joe Lieberman has taken this stance because he believes it's the right course of action. I do note that I did not see anyone in our delegation get their ire up when Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana exchanged her vote for $300 million in aid to her state. I guess holding out is fine as long as your convictions have a price.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"We Are All Contamination"



The Republican-American amusingly refers to Sen. Chris Dodd as having an affliction known as 'Barbara Kennelly Syndrome' in that he has never had a tough election until now which has become a referendum on Dodd and his multiple scandals.


Of course, Dodd has never provided us the kind of Kennellyisms we got from the former Congresswoman who was destroyed at the polls when she challenged Governor John Rowland in 1998. You know what I mean... the kind of one-liners delivered while staggering across the lawn trying not to spill the olive out of your martini glass.

Anyhow, The WRA has it right... Dodd's arrogance cannot be underestimated. While Democrats may continue to debate among themselves as to whether it is best for Dodd to get out of the race and save the opportunity for the party to hold the Senate seat, or if Dodd will rise above it all and this flap is just a passing blip in the polls, it is an academic argument.

Dodd will not leave. Those who think the Senator will bow out at anyone's behest are grossly mistaken and have not been paying attention to Dodd or his character.

The WRA does make the painful and obvious connection between Dodd and his fall from grace and the Senator's father who had a similar fall from grace due to ethical challenges. But let's not turn this into a crappy star wars plot- the destiny of the son has little to do with the destiny of the father. Dodd's mess is of his own making and he is perhaps the more foolish of the two as he grew up with a roadmap and example of what not to do as a U.S. Senator and still did it.

It's called arrogance. There is a cure, and it's due to arrive in November, 2010.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

More on Bartlett



A most amusing clip to be found here at "Meet Jason Bartlett."

State Rep. Jason Bartlett, having been arrested in Newtown for having a suspended license, an unregistered motor vehicle, an uninsured motor vehicle, certainly has his defenders among the professional liberal apologist class.

You can see the purely delusional over on a thread at CTLP where the arrest is cast as a conspiracy against Bartlett because he is black, openly gay or both.

Or you can see the gloss-it-over approach over at My Left Nut Smeg, where the assertion is made that: "Moral of the story...don't use your cell phone without a hands-free device."

God damn it that is not the moral of the story. The moral of the story is that if you are a lawmaker, you may not want to be driving without a license for a year and a half ,which was suspended after you ignored a prior infraction, and you may want to actually register your motor vehicle and pay insurance like the law requires. No one gives a shit about the cell phone - that's just the way he was caught for the other things.

Bartlett says he didn't realize his license was suspended. For a year and a half? Enough bullshit. And the fact that he wasn't paying a penny in insurance premiums during that time also escaped his notice?

There are only two possibilities here. Either he is an arrogant unrepentant liar, or he is too stupid to conduct the most basic of his personal affairs. Either way, Bethel has a Grade A steamer representing them.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Exploiting Veterans

Few things are as detestable as exploiting certain groups for your own personal political gain. At the lowest levels of respectability would be the use of our nation's veterans of the armed forces to further your own political exposure.

But that is just what Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz has been doing in her two-year run-up to a run for the governor's office in 2010, according to the work of Brian Lockhart.

The Secretary of State in Connecticut is the chief elections official. Her job has absolutely nothing to do with veterans or the military, and she has devised a very thin and cheap excuse for routinely touring the state placing herself in charge of ceremonies that honor Connecticut's veterans. She claims that in her responsibilities for encouraging voting and engaging in government somehow provide the nexus. Very weak.

Rather, it would appear that she has attempted to gain political points with veterans, their families, and supporters of the military by tugging at all their heartstrings with these very nice and touching ceremonies.

No one would argue that honoring veterans is a bad thing. Clearly we don't even begin to give the proper honors due our great men and women who stand the post for us against tyranny and defend our freedom. But our state's chief elections official is not the one to be coordinating such events for herself.

Bysiewicz has a habit of doing things that aren't her job, and not doing the things that are. While she jaunts around Connecticut on the taxpayer dime holding these ceremonies, there still isn't a complete list of municipal election results on her website nearly a month after the fact.

While she stood at Long Island Sound pretending to be our other attorney general fighting a proposed liquefied water-borne natural gas terminal which also had NOTHING to do with her office, it was revealed that there were 9,000 dead people on the voting roles that her office failed to purge, and many were voting consistently. A bunch of journalism students did the work of her office while she was busy jumping up and down behind Dick Blumenthal's shoulder at Broadwater press conferences trying to get noticed.

Two years ago she managed to get away without the media examining the legitimacy of her roles in the things she attempts to inject herself into. Finally they are paying attention.

Indian Giving




The economy has not only hit our nation hard, but it has hit tribal nations hard as well. Foxwoods will apparently default on a loan, clearly demonstrating financial weakness at the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

Over 10,000 people are employed at the "Wonder of it All"... and state lawmakers are counting heavily on the money coming in from Foxwoods. Naturally, as you can see in the video above, that crusty creation of dark magic, Sen. Edith Prague managed to turn the topic back to her cause celeb: unionization. "Even though I'm sort of bent out of shape that they don't allow their workers to unionize and then they have their own worker's comp system," she snorted. "Do I like that? No, but the fact is people are working and they are coming home with a salary and I don't want to see them fail."

Don't LET THEM unionize? The employees themselves voted not to. But since when does a Connecticut Democrat believe in the results of a fair election?

Regardless, the default is bad news. Should Foxwoods fail, we can kiss that $400 million we get from them a year in slot revenue goodbye. In addition, the fallout on area commerce would be catastrophic.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bartlett Pinched


Yet another Democrat in the state legislature has been up to mischief with a motor vehicle. This time it's Representative Jason Bartlett of the 2nd House District.

He was apparently arrested Tuesday morning, and has been charged with driving while using a cellphone without a hands-free device, driving with a suspended license and without a registration.

This particular tale does not involve a drunken woman freezing to death like last winter's tragic tale involving Democrat Rep. James O'Rourke. But it does go to show once again the habit Democrats are in of making laws for other people that they believe themselves to be above.

Naturally, Bartlett voted for a budget last session that increased DMV fees. Maybe who would have been more careful about the vote if he actually paid the fees.
I am also wondering why Bartlett's license was suspended, and why the cause of this suspension doesn't seem to have made news anywhere prior to this arrest.

I think the people of his district deserve better than this... are there any other laws that the legislture has made that Bartlett feels are optional because of hoiw incredibly special and important he is? Politicians like this are colostomy bags hanging from the political process.

Once More Into the Buzz Saw, My Friends!

The only thing bigger than Ralph Nader's ego is his delusion of significance. But whenever his political sideshow tent pulls into view and he begins unpacking its crates of unmitigated bullshit, I have to smile.

Whatever race Ralph gets himself into, he always helps thin out the liberal vote. A perennial candidate for president, the Green Party has now suggested that they would welcome his run for U.S. Senate.

Yes, even the ultra-left smell Dodd's blood in the water, and this is where the delicious rift can help- most of the far left are Dodd apologists who have lashed themselves to his sinking garbage scowl, or they publicly wring their hands with damp eyes over whether they will have to vote for Merrick Alpert because Dodd hasn't moved to surrender in Afghanistan or mandated free shit for everyone fast enough.

Nader has never been dissuaded by inconvenient realities. His candidacy combined with Merrick Alpert's would assure that a white man with dreadlocks and body odor now has a choice in this race!

The Greens want to nominate him. Excellent! Welcome back Ralph. Oh how I've missed you.

Caligiuri in the Fifth

Sometimes the facts are raw and the truth just is what it is. State Senator Sam Caligiuri, who is an excellent candidate for virtually anything, has totally stalled out in his race for the U.S. Senate. He is overshadowed by former Congressman Rob Simmons and the millions that Linda McMahon has been dumping into the race even at this early stage.

Justin Bernier, who is a veteran and used to work for Simmons, has been campaigning for the nomination in the Fifth District, currently held by Chris Murphy, who, after all these years, still looks like a twelve year old going to work in his dad's ill-fitting suit. And then something happened.

The Connecticut Republicans took the unusual step of releasing information that there had been urgings by top officials to get Senator Sam to switch gears and jump into the race against Murphy instead.

Bernier, understandably, was upset by the party meddling. However, like I said, facts are facts. Bernier was never likely to get the steam up to beat incumbent Chris Murphy. Caligiuri on the other hand may have a shot. Did the party meddle? Well, if you call trying to ensure Republicans have the best candidates in each race heading into 2010 "meddling" so be it. It's the kind of meddling that occurs when a friend tries to keep you from drinking gasoline.

Caligiuri should run in the Fifth. And he has stated that he will decide soon if he will do so. If Justin Bernier wants the gold he can prove himself by beating Caligiuri. If he can't do that, he could never beat Murphy.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Honoring those Who Sacrificed... to the VP's Motorcade


Yesterday was Veterans Day and all across this nation we paid tribute to the men and women who aerve our armed forces. Many made the ultimate sacrifice.

On Veterans Day in Washington, a pedestrian made the supreme sacrifice to Vice President Biden. The VP's motorcade ran him over on the way back from an event where the VP was honoring seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

The Vice Presidential motorcade has now officially killed more Americans than some being held in GITMO.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ZZZZzzzzzz.....



Democratic State Chair Nancy DiNardo showed up at the State Capitol yesterday to decry the sinister Governor M. Jodi Rell in a laughable, inarticulate, fat-tongued whine that we are happy to see was caught on film by CT News Junk.

I am please to see that she has heeded advice to stop wearing plasticated animal pelts as clothes. This outfit looks like it was actually made out some kind of cloth.

She feels the Governor needs to explain why she did not heed the advice of her own legal counsel concerning an attempt to line item veto portions of a budget she would not sign.

I think what is in greater need of explanation is why legislative Democrats facing a $9 billion deficit refused to make significant cuts to our bloated government and chose to bond such a large portion of it.

Thanks for the boring rhetoric Nancy. Ct Dems can put you back in the closet so you can continue drooling into a cup now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

House of Cards


While the arrogance of absolute power was busy writing a new chapter for itself in the Connecticut General Assembly on Monday evening as legislative Democrats rammed home a paycheck-inhaling tax increase, a pair of imbecile House members managed to make national news, further distinguishing our legislature of statesmen and scholars.

Democratic Reps Barbara Lambert of Milford and Jack Hennessy of Bridgeport were caught on film by the Associated Press playing solitaire on their computers during House debate. The dignified moment quickly spread across the Internet.

This small gesture demonstrates what we already know: Democrats are not listening to anyone, they are indifferent to options that don't include taxing the Hell out of us, and they are too classy to be caught playing Mine Sweeper.

Stay tuned for the next session when Hennessy promises to rock out on some Clapton on Guitar Hero during public hearings.

Unfortunately Lambert and Hennessy aren't the only two Jokers in the deck.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Yes Ma'am.



Sometimes it's nice when we get a reminder of the arrogance of those in power.

"Do me a favor."

He already has, you filthy ingrate.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flowers are in Bloom

Shelly Sindland's blog addresses the curious legislative need for floral plantings outside of the Capitol building. Apparently with an $8 billion budget deficit the state is still paying for lavish landscaping outside of the home of the legislature.

According to Sindland the flower beds are changed every few months, and she was unable to uncover the cost for this constant floral crop rotation.

She has some great photos there of the tulips that were once in front of the Capitol and a huge work crew installing hundreds of new plants.

If there was ever a great metaphor for the complete inability of the legislature to comprehend the problem they are facing and its significance to every person in this state who is gainfully employed, this is it.

The very same gas bags who insist there is no way to get through our budget without tax increases are unable to even cut down on their installation of flowers for their viewing and sniffing pleasure, let alone make a legitimate cut to a wasteful state agency.

When your taxes go up next year, try to imagine how much of your tax increase funds the thousands of flowers planted there every year.

One thing I gather we aren't paying for is fertilizer. With the monumental amounts of bullshit that spew out of every window in the Capitol building, there should be no shortage there.

Someone has definitely crapped in our petunias.

Reassuring



This makes me feel better about everything. How about you?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Go DiNardo! (Who?)



Last week elitist snots from across Connecticut got together for their annual fundraiser and circus of stupidity... the Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner.

Nancy DiNardo, Chairman of the Connecticut Democrats who apparently skinned a plastic zebra for her jacket, took the podium in an uninspired heavily scripted rant that she was barely able to drool out of her inarticulate pie hole. Her imbecilic attacks on Governor Rell painfully demonstrate the graphic difference between heads of state and heads of shit.

You may think that this dinner is named for Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and John Bailey. In fact, it is named after the band Jefferson Starship (they built this city!), LaToya Jackson (DiNardo gets her clothes off eBay)and the favored Irish Cream of these rum runners.

This video is painful to watch. It shows why DiNardo is kept out of the public eye. If you are inspired when an actor takes on the role of a retarded character, you should be doubly impressed by this performance by a retard with no character pretending she is an actor.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Free to Execute at a Snail's Pace

While the General Assembly passed a ban of the death penalty in Connecticut this past session, Governor Rell has thankfully vetoed the measure. We are now free to continue executing one convicted violent murderer per quarter century.

One really has to be fantasizing if they believe our death penalty works well. The appeals process is far too long and convoluted, and death row inmates in Connecticut are more likely to die of old age than lethal injection.

Opponents of the death penalty including Judiciary Chairman Rep. Michael Lawlor have used the ineffectiveness of the state's death penalty as an argument against even having a death penalty, which of course is an absurd argument. What we truly need is a reform of the death penalty appeals process to speed it up, not an elimination of capital punishment.

Rell recognizes, as do legislative proponents of the death penalty, that there is a place for execution. It should be reserved for the most vile and heinous of murderers. I do not concern myself with whether or not the death penalty is a deterrent, because I'm not sure it is. Rather, I liken it to putting down a rabid dog. There are some inhuman beasts who are capable of great evil who do not have a right to live as their very existence is a threat.

The argument that life in prison is more severe than the death penalty is weak. But without the death penalty, we lose a great deal of bargaining power for prosecutors for someone who does deserve life in prison.

The savages who committed the attrocities in Cheshire back in 2007 are certainly candidates for the death penalty, so repulsive were the calculated nature and beastliness of their offenses.

When someone decides that they will destroy a human life, they must put their own in jeopardy. Justice demands nothing less.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Submission



If he bowed any lower he could have undone the president's pants with his teeth.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Buy Your Puma Now


The State House of Representatives today passed a bill prohibiting people from owning a variety of exotic animals. Among them are cheetahs, leopards, grizzly bears.

The bill was prompted by the sad affair in this state where a woman was virtually ripped apart by a chimpanzee that was owned by one of her friends as a pet.

So if you want to have a pet ocelot, you'd better pick one up now because if the Senate passes this you won't be able to get one anymore.

This is one of those instances where something the General Assembly is passing this year is actually a law we apparently need. I can't believe there wasn't a law against this before.

If you own a gorilla, a bear or a tiger as a pet, you are a total asshole. What the hell is wrong with a normal-sized cat? You can get a pit bull that can rip a trespasser in half if that's your thing... do you really need the ability to sick a mountain lion on someone?

Owning a rare dangerous animal doesn't make you unique. It makes you a retard. If your white tiger goes Roy Horn on you, perhaps you deserve it.

And who the hell wants to have to use a shovel in their litter box?

The End of Torture


Today is the final day of the 2009 session of the Connecticut General Assembly. Of course, that doesn't mean that we will have a budget.

But it does mean that today is thew last day they can pass dumb bills like allowing people to take a crap in a Banana Republic if you have a note from your doctor, or outlawing plastic and paper grocery bags.

This will conclude Speaker Chris Donovan's first session as speaker, and I can't say he has done very well. He has focused on everything but the most important things, and has pursued policies that will increase taxes, punish businesses and eliminate jobs.

Also, I am certain that Senators Gaffey and Crisco will be pleased to get home so they can get busy breaking some more laws.

Thank God they only do this to us for half the year. No one has enough money for them to be doing it all year long.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"I don't know."



Most amusing.

He Cleans Them With Brasso

There is no delicate way to say it. Senator Tom Gaffey has a bowling-ball sized scrotum made of pure brass. And he wags it insolently in the faces of all state residents who prefer their government corruption-free.

When questioned outside the State Senate chamber by CT News Junk concerning the fact that Democrats have declined to create an ethics committee to police their own conduct Gaffey said that the Republicans that continue to push for such a committee fail to take into account all he went through with the Elections Enforcement Commission. Regarding Senate Republicans calling for passage of a bill creating the committee he"shrugged it off."

"I paid a dear price for this," he said concerning the $6,000 fine he received for double-billing the state for items he already had been reimbursed for by his PAC and charging his PAC for things like the cell phone bill of his girlfriend du jour.

The sheer magnitude of balls it must take to make such remarks under such circumstances is impressive. Gaffey must have to get his pants specially tailored to accommodate such a breath-taking package of brass.

After being found guilty of illegal campaign finance activity and simultaneously dismissive of efforts to create ethical standards in the the body in which he serves is bold. To assert that he has paid a "dear price" for his transgressions is pure swagger.

This attitude speaks volumes not only to the dismissive posture Gaffey has toward what he has done, but the astounding sense of entitlement he asserts.

Failure to enact an ethics committee allows this kind of oafish arrogance to continue. Hardly surprising as arrogance is lately one of the most defining characteristics of legislative Democrats.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Chew the Fat

I continue to be amused by the impotent efforts of liberal legislative bodies at combating obesity. Our own General Assembly offered some beauties in recent years, and this year is no different.

Tonight they are debating a bill in the House which would require restaurant chains to post calorie counts next to menu items. Proponents argue that this will give consumers better information to make more informed and healthy choices about what they eat.

The bill only applies to chain restaurants like McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts, etc. This bill would not apply to mom and pop stores or grocery stores that sell take-out food.

Do these imbeciles actually think that passing laws like this are going to make people skinny? Give me a break. No one goes to McDonald's and has a box of greasy chicken nuggets, bucket of fries and a shake, and is surprised to learn it's crappy for their health and can make them fat.

Obesity isn't a problem spread by a lack of government mandates. It is spread by an indolent culture of inactivity, bad nutrition, overeating and lack of proper exercise. End of story. Fat people aren't saying to themselves "if only I' knew how many calories were in that whole cheesecake I ate."

And before anyone challenges me that there are people who "just can't lose the weight" you are wrong. If you don't believe me, please present the footage of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps where all the skinny people march out except the one fat guy... who shrugs his shoulders and says "hey... I just couldn't lose the weight."

If liberals want to socially engineer people away from obesity, they could stop creating work disincentives, and stop being so opposed to competitive sports. They could also get off the blogs. I mean, how many bloggers at My Left Nutmeg are skinny? You can count them on one hand.

Of course, the more people eat at these restaurants, the more you need that Office of the Ass Advocate... I applaud them for the foresight in knowing that after three meals in a row at Taco Bell and you will need to blow out the head at the Dress Barn.

TOTAL FAILURE


Since the legislature convened in January the super-duper majority Democrats have really only had one important task before them; the budget. Over the weekend, they admitted failure and acknowledged that, despite a veto-proof majority in both chambers, they do not have the will, the capacity, or the courage to act on a budget.

The legislative Democrats have already called themselves into a special session following their constitutional deadline of this Wednesday to act on the budget. The fiscal year ends June 30th, and they have decided to wind it down to the last minute.

When Governor Rell submitted her budget to the legislature in February the Democrats decided to spend the following months prattling about how it was out of balance. They even had committees draft up fake budgets showing the horrors of making additional cuts instead of actually crafting a workable proposal.

When they finally did come out with an alternative budget, it raised taxes by $3.3 billion on everyone and instituted a 30% corporate profits tax on businesses that are already struggling.

Over the past week, first in the Senate, and then in the House, frustrated Republicans put Democrats to the test... the Republicans offered the Democrats' budget as an amendment.

Showing that Democrats don't actually believe in their own budget, each time the massive tax package was rejected unanimously.

The General Assembly has managed to talk about everything under the sun this year, from the death penalty to a bill that forces stores to let you use their toilet. But they just couldn't get their one important job done... the one that matters most.

Towns and cities need a completed state budget because all local budgets are based off of the state's budget. Our municipalities will continue to be unable to implement their budgets because they have no idea what they are getting from the state.

Members of the Democratic caucuses have actually stated that the CHANGE that Americans voted for in 2008 was to eliminate plastic bags at grocery stores (Rep. Kim Fawcett... Fairfield mental lightweight). These people simply don't get it at all.

And a few more months of a tanking economy, job losses and deficit spending aren't going to suddenly give them a clue either.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shout Out to Dodd



In this new ad from Chris Dodd, who is probably grabbing airtime more than a year earlier than he planned since he is tanking in the polls against likely rival Rob Simmons, Dodd clamps himself to President Obama. And Obama obliges the effort.

The President gives a "shout out" to Dodd for his work on a credit card bill. Very presidential. Off camera later he urged Dodd to get some stankie on his hang-down.

Congratulations are certainly in order for Chris Dodd... see what you can accomplish when you actually attend sessions of the Senate instead of live in Iowa polling lower than dead former presidents in the primary?

It's nice to know that after a 32-year congressional career Chris Dodd finally passed a bill.

Scratching the Nut Smeggers


It is an outrage! And the folks who love My Left Nut Smeg are not going to take it!

The New Republic just ran an article on Chris Dodd and his travails where it mentioned in the second paragraph "Today, Dodd--five-term senator, established Washington powerbroker, the man whose "magnificent handshake," The New York Times gushed two years ago, is "the grip of a pro, a ... political pro, which he is"--has been reduced to shoring up his liberal bona fides by railing against credit card companies on a blog called My Left Nutmeg (motto: "Where Connecticut Dems Scratch That Progressive Itch"). Despite representing a solidly blue state, he is, in his own words, an "underdog" in his reelection bid--perhaps the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent in the Senate."

There was no outrage about the characterization of Dodd's difficulties. No, instead there was anger at the fact that the New Republic had the temerity to suggest that his appearance on My Left Nut Smeg was a reduction in his standing. They bristled that their format was not being given the respect it deserves!

Matt Browner Hamlin totally wets his pants in rage writing on his blog in a post titled Stupid Attacks: "All of this is to say that Dodd has not been “reduced” to anything this cycle. He is doing what he’s always done - engage constituents in meaningful ways. He’s long viewed MLN as a key part of the Connecticut progressive-Democratic infrastructure and that he’s continuing to engage it not is not only not a shocking, bad thing, but a positive note that augurs well for his reelection prospects."

The always excellent Connecticut Bob also weighs in slamming New Republic for failing to do research because Dodd was also on MLN back in March of 2007, so he must not see himself as "reduced" to anything.

Let's have some perspective. New Republic didn't fail to take MLN seriously because of its content, or the quality of writing, or the significance it does or doesn't have in Connecticut's political landscape.

MLN is not taken seriously because the title of their blog is a genital metaphor, and their catchphrase is about itchie balls.

Hey, you guys wanted to be edgie and have your blog conjur up the image of someone fiddling with a fungal scrotum. That was your call. I happen to think it is apt. But don't get upset when people can't see behind the balls joke.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

No "unlawful behavior."

Ken Dixon of the Connecticut Post has an excellent blog entry today on what he terms the "Situational Ethics" of Democratic Senate President Don Williams. It relays the exchange by Williams with members of the Capitol Press Corps concerning the recent findings against Democratic Senator Joe Crisco, who forged campaign documents.

In his entry, Dixon relays how Williams was asked repeatedly about any sanctions that might be levied by his caucus against Senator Crisco as a result of the Elections Enforcement Commission fining him $4,000 for breaking election laws.

Williams has also declined to do anything about Senator Tom Gaffey, the Meriden Democrat who double billed the state to pay for one of his chicks' cell phone bills and his own hotel stays and various other fripperies.

You could also dig up the case of former Senator Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his people, who used campaign cash to pay friends and relatives and buy some of those incredible purple pimp suits he was fond of wearing.

These three Democratic Senators all broke the law. One traded his maroon zoot suits for an orange jumper and gang showers. But in each instance, Democrats have taken no action to police their own members. However, when Senator Lou DeLuca broke the law, he happened to be a Republican. For that, a committee of inquiry and calls for resignation were issued.

All four men are disgraces to the institution of the Senate. In failing to uphold the standards of that body, Senator Williams is himself a disgrace to the Senate. When questioned on Crisco he smugly intoned: "they didn't have a finding against Sen. Crisco in terms of unlawful behavior..."

At this point he was repeatedly corrected by numerous reporters, because it WAS found that he broke the law. That is the POINT. But that's not how Senate Democrats see it... when a Republican breaks the law they must be punished. When a Democrat does it, it's not really breaking the law.

And these are the people who are telling us how they are cleaning up the election and voting process. Anyone believe that?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Senate Dems Get Another Fine

Another entry in the Journal of the Laughable as it concerns the State Senate Democrats who are endlessly lecturing us on clean elections and trying to convince us that they are our clean elections saviors.

However, for the second time this year one of their caucus members has been slapped with a hefty fine for gross election law violations. Senator Joe Crisco of Woodbridge has been fined $4,000 because he forged campaign finance documents.

Crisco joins his fellow Democrat Tom Gaffey of Meriden who was recently fined $6,000 because he double-billed his PAC for items he already had been reimbursed for by the state.

When a Republican steps out of line, you can count on Senate President Don Williams wagging a finger and firing off press releases like a cow fires out shit. But he is conspicuously silent on the conduct of his caucus members. With examples like Gaffey and Crisco in their caucus it continues to be impossible to give them any credibility.

More Class Warfare



Another shameless attempt by the fine folks at SEBAC to drive a wedge between the working people of Connecticut and the businesses that employ them and create this state's wealth.

First, cutting state spending won't cost jobs unless they are some useless state jobs. Second, the state budget has been balanced on the backs of working residents for too long... that's correct. And we all have SEBAC to thank for that, not some shadowy nameless dicks who run corporations.

Government is the monkey on our backs, not business. SEBAC wants us to have our taxes raised to keep feeding the fat bastard of government.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Inspired by Animals



This is an enjoyable piece of footage showcasing Rep. Steve Fontana's characteristically unique grasp on issues before the legislature.

None of the animals in this film were harmed by a bullhook... with the possible exception of Fontana himself.

Pure genius.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

SEBAC: No class... unless you mean class warfare.



Apparently both the House and the Senate have approved an agreement including some critical concessions.

But the ad above shows you who are the first people to fire the class warfare volley.

Big nasty rich corporations need to pay their fair share before we cut vital services! Oh yeah? Well the taxes on those big nasty corporations and the taxes on the rest of us pay for those vital services and all government salaries. If the businesses aren't making money, neither are you morons.

So instead of constantly kicking business in the balls, why don't you SEBAC folks take a look around and wake up from your retard coma.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Barbaric



This has nothing to do with anything today, but it's a classic and it always makes me laugh.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One Voice, One Vote... Unless You're a Donovan Rump-Swab.

Ted Mann of the New London Day really rolled it into a cone and stuffed it deep concerning a clownish display by Connecticut House Democrats this week.

Mann takes note of how the passage of the "popular vote" bill ended up passing late Tuesday evening.

On a bill that reforms the way Connecticut's electoral votes are assigned, it had appeared that the opposition Republicans joined by a substantial number of Democrats had narrowly defeated the bill by a vote of 72-73.

That's when the parade of retards began. And who finer than to lead a parade of retards than Rep. Peter Tercyak of New Britain? Says Mann:

As jeers echoed in the chamber, from Republicans and some Democrats too, Tercyak remarked that he wished others could have heard the enlightening pep talk he had heard in the moments after House Speaker Christopher Donovan and the Democratic leadership realized their side was going to lose. That is, the tongue-lashing he took from his party leadership instructing him to take one for the team, change his vote and prevent the powerful Democratic majority from losing a battle – even on a bill that obviously has tepid support among Democrats and is unlikely to pass in the Senate.

Tercyak is not known for his brain power. He has previously suggested that the DOT should only plow one lane of highway during blizzards to save money to give to non-profits (he works for a non-profit). Anyway, his dignified display was soon followed by Democratic Reps. Peggy Sayers, Bob Godfrey, and Buddy Altobello, who all also switched to "yes."

Mann points out that they each make an extra $6,000 or so per year because they have leadership titles, and that these folks took it on the chin as loyal rump-swabs to the Donovan gang. I suppose that is a typical enough motivation. There's a massive budget deficit, and these folks all voted to keep their salaries intact ala Coach Calhoun ("Not one dime!!").

These are also the people who endlessly lecture us about taking the money out of politics with their crappy taxpayer-funded campaign finance system. But what they have just demonstrated is that when push comes to shove, they can be moved off a principled position and motivated to vote the way they are instructed because of $6,000 extra, their constituents be damned.

Does that sound like the money is out of politics to you?

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pot = Dope



When Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suggested that returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq should be monitored because they could possibly turn into domestic terrorists in the Timothy McVeigh mold, I was a little taken aback.

Then I read about Dominic Vita, a 28-year old veteran who apparently served honorably, but is now affiliated with NORML CT, a group that advocates for the decriminalization of marijuana use and possession. Apparently Mr. Vita sent some rather threatening correspondence to State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) due to her outspoken opposition to legalizing pot. He indicated that he was about to "go postal" on her. He has earned himself an arrest by Capitol Police as a result.

Look, there's retards all over the political spectrum. Look at the moron who was arrested for threatening Rep. Lawlor and Senator McDonald during the debacle they created over a bill infringing on the financial rights of the Catholic Church. I just find it particularly amusing that when leftwing dorks think veterans are a rightwing threat, and one turns out to actually be a leftwing threat.

I am also perplexed because I thought smoking herbal jazz cigarettes was supposed to mellow you out. He must have gotten a bad bag laced with something.

Then again, Bob Marley did shoot that sheriff, didn't he?

Big Fine for a Big Boy

The State Elections Enforcement Commission slapped state senator and sexual retard Tom Gaffey with a hefty fine this week for having been reimbursed for a number of trips, hotel stays etc. two times... once by the state and once by his political PAC.

The arrangement was nice. He would go on a trip somewhere, make two copies of his receipts, and turn one in to the state and one in to his PAC. He went on vacation and got paid to do it!

Gaffey claimed it was clerical errors. Oh come on.

Gaffey has certainly made himself the darling of the Senate Democrats over the past few years. His affair with a CSU system liaison with whom he orchestrated a $1 billion bonding package to her agency is now the stuff of legend... it is the single largest bonding package passed by the state for a piece of tail.

Who can forget the adolescent awkwardness of their revealed correspondence? She referred to him as her "big boy" and as a "god." He noted that every god has a beautiful goddess at his side. Gag.

And so now Tom Gaffey must forfeit thousands in personal funds in the form of a fine, and must forfeit the thousands in his "GAF PAC," presumably putting a serious hurt on his ability to get laid.

Senate Democrats always refer to John Rowland when they talk about reforming campaign finance. Somehow the media assist in the ruse, ignoring the fact that the former governor didn't commit any campaign finance crimes, and that we was succesfully prosecuted under laws in place at the time. They never point to dimwits like Gaffey or former Democratic Senator Ernie Newton, Democratic Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, or Democratic Representatives Barnaby Horton or Edwin Garcia who all committed campaign-related crimes.

Do we need reform? Sure. That starts with a few less fat bastard Democrats eating all our pie.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Power to the Pooper

The State House of Representatives evidently PASSED a bill last evening which I have discussed before... the Office of the Ass Advocate Bill.

This bill requires business establishments to grant access to their non-public restrooms to any customers who "presents written evidence from a licensed health care provider (physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse) that documents that the customer suffers from an “eligible medical condition” (such conditions are Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, or a medical condition requiring use of an ostomy device)."

I can just imagine the colitis sufferer who is stricken with an acute attack of hot corn mud while perusing the slender-fit denims in The GAP, rifling through their belongings to produce "written evidence" from a physician so the clerk can let the customer go blow up their employee john.

Women will not benefit from this legislation. Have you ever seen a woman try to produce anything from their purse with speed? I have sat in my vehicle behind women who take twenty minutes to extricate their ATM card from their purse full of garbage at the bank. Can you imagine one with their legs crossed trying to find their doctor's inflammatory bowel note to show a cashier? They'll have done a diaper pie before they can locate it.

Apparently there was some MOVING testimony on this bill during the committee process... stories of individuals who were humiliated with bad experiences when they were not admitted to a bathroom by some store clerk. I can't imagine that could possibly be more humiliating than getting up in front of a legislative committee and the general public, where your words will be transcribed and preserved for all eternity, and telling them how one day you shit your pants at the Banana Republic.

As absurd as all this is, the bill actually costs taxpayers $95,000 per year during a budget crisis when we were promised that any bill that costs money would, in the words of Senate President Don Williams, would be "dead on arrival." Apparently a special investigator would have to be hired by the Department of Consumer Protection to handle complaints of those not admitted to bathrooms. This would be the Office of the Ass Advocate.

Democrats this session haven't done a lot to help the economy, fix the deficit, or bring jobs back to the state. But it's reassuring to know they want to hire someone to make sure you don't mess your pants at the 7-11.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Operation Gratitude



The Gratitude Campaign. Learn more about it here, and help demonstrate that all Americans aren't pinhead college professors and self-absorbed sociopath leftwingers.

Just Like Nazis



U.S. Senator Chris Dodd is currently doing everything he can to reconnect with the public following his mortgage scandal, Irish cottage scandal and lies about the AIG bonus loophole in bailout legislation that he instrumented. One of the best ways to build yourself back from the ground up is to go swab the rumps of lefty bloggers, who can provide him the kind of grassroots apologist corps he desperately needs.

Here, Dodd indulges the adoring masses by indicating to them he not only believes that waterboarding is torture, but he goes further to compare it to the Nuremberg Trails, presumably insinuating that we have American troops akin to Nazis. He discloses he supports prosecuting Americans who waterboarded enemy combatants.

Nothing is so slimy, or cheapens the Holocaust more completely, than to give moral equivalence between American troops using approved methods to obtain intelligence critical to American victory and evil Nazi murderers who gassed and burned millions.

Offensive as that is, I do enjoy the discussion he leads off with about releasing documents. Imagine for a moment that he is not talking about releasing torture documents, but his own mortgage documents. That makes things interesting.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pass It

With one month left of the General Assembly's 2009 regular session, Democrats at the Capitol are doing everything they can to keep from actually doing something. Yesterday afternoon the Democrats sent a letter to Governor Rell asking her to join them in their leadership of the state... a suggestion that inspires a belly-laugh considering as how they have completely abdicated all leadership on all fronts.

You can go to the usual punks like those at My Left Nut Smeg to see the amusing treatment this politically staged communication received from stunted wits that amuse themselves by constantly calling the governor "Rowland-Rell," deceived into thinking they are injuring her through association to John Rowland who has now been out of office nearly five years. Hey retards... that's a cashed check. Get a new routine, you're boring everyone.

Anyway, Governor Rell responded to the Democrats request that she work with them by telling them since they had a budget they think is best, they should "pass it."

The Smeggers ask the pointed question "What ever happen [sic] to working together on a bi-partisan basis for the good of the residents of Connecticut? Is this the type of leadership we expect from the governor?"

The answer to this is yes, this is the leadership they expect. The Q-polls that routinely show her with overwhelming approval ratings bear that out. But what a funny question lamenting a lack of bi-partisanship to be asked by some of the most sniping partisan snots in the entire state.

The reason is simple. These bloggers know what the House and Senate Democrats know... a $3.3 billion tax increase as proposed by the Democrats coupled with a business-killing %30 corporate tax will not be popular. There could be political fallout. The impact against Democrats will be stunted if the Governor compromises with them on these points. They need Republican buy-in on this disastrous plan or they will get all the heat.

In summation, they are spineless cowards. And no one is missing that fact aside from their own highly-paid spin machine and the lefty bloggers supping at thier fetid runoff.

Specter: Republicans Killed Jack Kemp



The defection of Arlen Specter to the Democratic party has less to do with ideology than it does with Specter, who faced imminent defeat in a Republican primary, doing what he thinks he needs to do to remain in office. Many don't realize that Specter actually started out as a Democrat. His party affiliation is disposable.

The Democrats have been spinning this as a failing of the GOP in that there is no place for a "moderate" in the Republican party anymore. This argument is specious because of two things... first, Specter is not a moderate, he is a liberal. Second,he never cited ideology as his reason for departure. He has made it clear that this is a desperate attempt to save his political skin.

Sinking to new opportunistic lows, Specter suggested over the weekend that the GOP killed Jack Kemp because they didn't invest enough in cancer research.

Class act.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Enter Pig Flu

They say AIDS began when someone humped a monkey. Debatable as that is, we are now faced with warnings of an impending global pandemic of "swine flu" from world health organizations, after someone clearly had an improper association with a pig. I guess.

As of right now, there are about 140 cases of this pig flu confirmed in the United States. One toddler died in Texas from it.

The distress over this is absurd. Most people who contracted it recovered just like the regular seasonal flu without even being hospitalized. Connecticut now has one case confirmed, and you'd think Black Death had descended upon us based on the media overreaction.

Okay... 140 people got a different flu. I'll bet more that 140 people across America accidentally went to the bathroom in their pants today too (yes, I'm counting Arlen Specter). Are we going to get a special CDC web page for pants-crappers?

Personally I find it detestable that they would name an illness so prominently after members of the National Organization for Women.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Smooth



With roughly 140 cases of confirmed pig flu in the United States, Vice President Joe Biden apparently recommends we stay off airplanes and away from "confined areas."

That's responsible leadership staving off an unnecessary panic.

He also calls Matt Lauer "Sam." That's because he's stupid.

No one needs to throw a shoe at this guy... he'll get his feet into his mouth without any assistance.

Death by Stupid

It turns out that State Representative Jim O'Rourke is likely to be charged with negligent homicide in the January death of Carol Sinisgalli, a 41-year-old DMV employee whom O'Rourke left a bar with, dropping her off in the freezing cold a half mile from her home without shoes or a coat. Her frozen corpse was discovered the following day by a cross-country skier.

All the characters in this tragedy are unlikeable. Sinisgalli is portrayed as a regular drunk at the Rocky Hill bar where her last night began. She apparently assaulted a handicapped man before departing the bar, and allegedly jumped into O'Rourke's car uninvited as he departed.

Details are sketchy about what actually took place between the two. According to O'Rourke, she became beligerent and left his car in temperatures in the teens without her shoes, and without her coat. O'Rourke's behavior is equally unappealing even when cast in the best possible light. He made no attempt to stop her. He had no idea if she lived nearby or not.

It is a strange scenario which appears to lack much detail or sense.

Criminally negligent homicide is, apparently, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $2,000 fine. Seems a bit light. Maybe the Judiciary Committee would care to review this?

House Speaker Chris Donovan said back in March that O'Rourke need not resign because police said "nothing wrong took place." It was interesting at the time because I never saw anything from the police indicating nothing wrong had taken place. Anyway, this application for an arrest warrant would seem to police do, in fact, think there is something wrong.

O'Rourke ought to do the decent thing now and resign.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dodd's Donors



The Caligiuri for U.S. Senate Campaign has launched a salvo correctly criticizing Senator Dodd for his rather anemic financial support from within Connecticut, and his notable hefty support from special interests and donors outside of Connecticut.

This is obviously the type of "change" politician that President Obama can get behind.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Rubber Crutch for Dodd

I guess Obama feels like he owes one of his Chief Command-Level Rump-Swabs, Senator Chris Dodd, a little love. After all, Dodd did his bidding in the Senate, paving the way for those splendid AIG bonuses.

Dodd will take all the help he can get... he is taking on water fast and his popularity is at an all-time low in this state.

His journey began with his ridiculous run for President of Iowa. It has taken him through revelations of special mortgage deals, a spectacular arrangement for a "cottage" in Ireland, and most recently to lying about his involvement in legislation that had a special carve out to allow for bonuses to be paid to AIG executives with bailout cash.

Dodd recently earned the praise of the president, who said Dodd had an "extraordinary record of accomplishment."

There is no little irony in the fact that the new president arrived at his Pennsylvania Ave. address via a campaign for change. This "change" squares awkwardly next to the 37-year political career of Chris Dodd which is the epitome of business as usual.

Obama's greatness may not be enough to save the faltering Dodd, but his support of Dodd may be enough, alongside his cabinet-full of tax cheats and Clinton hacks, that the last thing Obama represents is change.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The State Bird

Yes, I have been away a while, and there is much to catch up on. Particularly, the issuance of the budget proposal of state legislative Democrats. It is an insulting document which dramatically raises taxes by $3.3 billion and demonstrates very clearly that the left wingers who have overrun our state capitol have no intention of trimming back government.

No, instead YOU and I will be expected to do more with less as they tax the hell out of us. The Dems attempted to lay the groundwork all session for their proposed tax increases by spending two months creating nightmare scenarios where prisons close, college campuses shut down, children starve and lawns get brown without more funding.

There is also a 30% corporate tax being placed on Connecticut businesses, which would further distinguish our already business-hostile state. While Connecticut has lost some 52,000 jobs within the last year, and more people being laid off every month, this will guarantee that more middle class state residents will lose their jobs.

Despite being unwilling to examine the waste in government or streamline any agencies such as the governor has recommended, or make any effort to rein in the loosed beast of government excess, the legislature has still managed to squeeze in an errant personal attack on the Catholic Church thanks to Judiciary Chairs Mike Lawlor and Andrew McDonald, and a laughably inadequate attempt to march AIG executives before the Banks Committee for cheap political points courtesy of Chairs Ryan Berry and Bob Duff, perhaps to of the most il-equippped children in the political sandbox.

The legislature is in session today. I beg you, hold on to your ass.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Tax The Hell Out Of Us: Phase One Complete

The Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly have been claiming that Governor Rell's proposed budget, which has no tax increases, does not balance and is short $2.8 billion. So Democrats have spent the last two weeks on crafting a massive fictional spending cut of an additional $2.8 billion that no one supports, hoping to scare everyone badly enough that they will be okay with tax increases.

Naturally, the three plans they proposed were the scariest they could conjure. These fantasy proposals close two UCONN regional campuses, close two prisons, fire 13.5% of the state work force, and eliminate all deputy commissioners.

So taxpayers! Do you see! We NEED to raise your taxes!

Unfortunately, closing two campuses of UCONN, firing a bunch of state employees and getting rid of deputy commissioners doesn't really scare me that much. I think we'll need the prisons though, especially since these morons don't want to execute anyone.

Isn't it great to know that instead of working on a major budget deficit of $8 billion, legislative Democrats have instead spent weeks hammering out a plan meant for everyone to despise with no intention of implementing it? All they have done over the last two weeks is try to shore up the case for tax increases they can't even admit they intend to spring on us.

This is phase one, believe me. And it is laughably transparent. Next, they will be saving the day they blame Governor Rell for creating by showing us their humanity with massive tax increases.