Saturday, July 08, 2006
what a great program: homes for our troops is! we MUST never abandon our TRUE heros.
Wounded Marine Gets First Home
COVENTRY, Conn. -- A Connecticut Marine who was severely wounded in Iraq will get his first home thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Sgt. Jared Luce lost both legs when a bomb exploded underneath his vehicle in Iraq.
The organization Homes For Our Troops pledged to build the Luce family their very own home in Coventry.
Contractors from the Home Builders Association of Hartford County are donating the materials and time....................
Friday, July 07, 2006
i'm not against understanding other cultures OR other religions OR other beliefs but i am NEVER going to understand (or want to) things like treating women like chattel or worse, killing them for doing something so horrid like GOING TO SCHOOL. there is NOT ONE BIT OF SYMPATHY IN MY HEART for this taliban member (current or former i don't give a shite). and please don't forget who gives aid and comfort to al qaeda. i will go so far as to say (AGAIN) this man NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED IN AMERCIA much less let into a school here.
Former Taliban Ambassador Denied Yale Admission
POSTED: 2:23 pm EDT July 6, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A former Taliban ambassador who sparked controversy by enrolling as a nontraditional student last year at Yale University was denied admission to a program that would have put him on track to receive a Yale degree, a supporter said.
Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, who had been studying in a special program that does not award degrees, became the topic of debate after a New York Times Magazine story in February described his life at the Ivy League school.
Supporters said the school was promoting understanding across cultures. But critics, including some alumni, were aghast that Yale would open its gates to someone who represented a repressive regime that harbored al-Qaeda.
Students in Hashemi's program are eligible to apply for admission to the Eli Whitney Program, which awards the same bachelor's degrees received each spring by Yale undergraduates.........
i just looked up the news story on the lamont vs liebs debate on nbc 30 last night. there is a poll for a vote to see who you think won that debate. you can check it out by clicking on the link above.
81% (at 1:30 am) think ned lamont WON (so do i). stop by and vote too.
NO WAR NO JOE
NED LAMONT FOR SENATOR!!!!
get out and vote in the august primary
on the national msnbc site as of 1:50 am, mr lamont is ahead in their 'who won the debate poll' by 78%.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
but i just saw this ad and i decided to
Sony ad casues white riot
By Keith Stuart 08:37am
new billboard advert for Sony's white PSP has caused consternation across the US videogaming community. The ad shows a white model dressed entirely in white threateningly grasping the face of a black model. Next to them are the words, "PlayStation Portable. White is coming". The ad can also be seen on the Dutch official PSP site.
Sites such as Kotaku, Joystiq and Digital Battle have questioned whether the ads are racist. So far the debate has split comments sections with some condeming Sony and equal numbers defending the ads as a harmless personfication of the handheld console's two available colours........
i go into work VERY early. each morning i stop at the same place and get two 24 oz black coffees. not only is the coffee MOST excellent BUT the service is as well. there is one little tiny woman working there and she busts her ass. she also has my coffees for me as soon as she sees me walking in the door. EVEN if there is a big long line. and yes, sometimes there IS a big long line at the time of the morning (especially security guards from EVERYWHERE. the joint is lousy with 'em). the coffee place is not in the most savory of hoods. i don't mind though. i've never really had a problem. an occasional pan handler or the like. there are also a lot of police officers who happen to stop in (it's situated in a place where there are state troopers, local city police and another kind of police right at hand). this morning it was raining out. i got to the coffee place and i opened my door a wee bit. i didn't have my shoes on and i was fumbling about with my head down trying to put them on. i hear a man talking to me, but i don't quite understand what he's saying. i give him the old, wait a minute universal signal. after a bit, i get out of the car and proceed to enter the joint. he's on my heels asking me where such and such a street is. i answer him then he asks if he can have a ride. i look him in the eyes and calmly with my voice level, say NO. he then starts in about me not giving him a ride because he is black. well if he wasn't black before he said it he sure was charred AFTER he said it (by now we were INSIDE). i tore him a new one. i told him i didn't give a flying yoo hoo (well my language may have been a bit more on the salty side) what the hell color he was, i was NOT LETTING ANY STRANGE MAN OR WOMAN IN MY CAR AT 3 AM. i wish i had my camera in my hands at the time. if you could have seen the look on his face, it was priceless. then the little woman who works the coffee started in on him. he tore outta there like no one's bid-niz. he picked on the WRONG women with that shite (at 3 am)
(and there is the other fact that i couldn't even give my best friend a ride because i have so much 'stuff' in my car. in my backseat AND in the passenger seat. there is only room in the drivers seat and that too is a squeeze)
Connecticut Man Hit By Lightning, Sets Fire To Barn
POSTED: 8:10 am EDT July 5, 2006
SCOTLAND, Conn. -- A man from the tiny Connecticut town of Scotland has been hospitalized Wednesday morning after living through a shocking experience.
The man was reportedly hit by a bolt of lightning just before 7 p.m. Tuesday on Miller Road.
The lightning also sparked a barn fire..........
............."It was just a brilliant light that surrounded him," neighbor Sandy Palardy told NBC 30 News. "I asked him if he was OK. He said his shoes were on fire."............
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
wow, i JUST now saw this. i don't know where the heck i was to have missed it!
Lieberman Tries to Reassert Commitment to Democrats
By JENNIFER MEDINA
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., July 4 — Senator Joseph I. Lieberman tried to reassert his commitment to the Democratic Party today, after announcing on Monday that he would run independently for reelection if he loses the state Democratic primary next month.
"I have one goal, and it is to be the Democratic nominee and win this primary," Mr. Lieberman said after an Independence Day parade in this eastern Connecticut town, where he marched with a few dozen people, drawing both cheers of support and shouts of opposition.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the parade route, Mr. Lieberman decried what he saw as too much hatred in politics.
"Once you start hating, you lose the ability to get anything done," he said.
He added later that when he disagreed with his party, it was on the basis of principles.
"I think that saying 'you've got to be with us for everything' is the road to defeat for any political party," he said.
The parade today was Mr. Lieberman's first public appearance since he announced that he would begin gathering 7,500 signatures on nominating petitions so that he can seek a place on the November ballot as an independent if he is denied the Democratic nomination. .................
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. - buddha
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. -black elk
Peace is the only battle worth waging. -camus
They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. -isaiah
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. -eleanor roosevelt
all we are saying, is give peace a chance -john lennon
Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me, so you can see Oh, what's going on What's going on Ya, what's going on Ah, what's going on In the mean time Right on, baby Right on Right on Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong Oh, but who are they to judge us Simply because our hair is long Oh, you know we've got to find a way To bring some understanding here today Oh Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me So you can see What's going on Ya, what's going on Tell me what's going on I'll tell you what's going on - Uh Right on baby Right on baby -marvin gaye
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Monday, July 03, 2006
As Joe Lieberman was criss-crossing Connecticut last Friday, picking up endorsements from labor unions and being greeted with applause at diners, it seemed like nothing had changed for a man who has long been one of the state's most popular politicians. Then, in the small town of East Lyme, Joe Barry, a retired Vietnam veteran and local Democrat, literally got in Lieberman's face.
"Senator, that was the plan, to get rid of Saddam," Barry said, sitting with about 12 people in a senior center that Lieberman had stopped at. "We got rid of Saddam, now let's get out of there. What are we looking for, Vietnam, where 50,000 people died?" Lieberman calmly responded, "We have a plan," but Barry shot back, "Who has a plan?" "The United States Military, the United States Government," Lieberman said, naming General George Casey, who leads American forces in Iraq. ...............