Friday, August 03, 2007

chris dodd vs bill o'wrongly

and we all know who i think kicked ass

(that o'wrongly is a giant gatsu piedi. i really DO believe it's ALL an act. no one can be such a dope)

Sen Dodd Confronts Bill O'Reilly About Smearing YearlyKos Convention
(video at the link)

yeah, i know it's from huffington. i know i don't like linking there (OR kos for that matter. but i thought it worth it in this instance)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

i hope they catch the slime

who shot this seal. i hope the vets at mystic are able to rehab him as well. it doesn't look good for the eye, but if they can save him, that would be just grand!

MYSTIC, Conn. -- A harbor seal brought to Mystic Aquarium after stranding itself on a Bridgeport beach had been shot in the eye, aquarium officials said Wednesday.
The 5-foot, 212-pound male seal was found injured Tuesday on the beach at Seaside Park, and was brought to the aquarium, which handles rescue and rehabilitation in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
"Through radiographs last night, a foreign object was found lodged behind the eye wound," said Cynthia Davis, a member of the aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Team.That object turned out to be a bullet.
"His left eye is not functional and at this time he has a poor prognosis for recovering his vision," veterinarian Cara Field said. "There's a great risk of infection occurring, so if he does well we may have to do surgery to remove the eye."
Surgeons then would be able to recover the bullet, and authorities can try to trace it back to whoever shot the seal..........


BRIDGEPORT — An injured harbor seal that lumbered onto the beach Tuesday at Seaside Park and languished there for an afternoon was suffering from a gunshot wound.
A gash above the seal's left eye, following a medical examination Wednesday, was determined to be a bullet lodged in the creature's head.
"This is a very unfortunate situation and we have notified the Bridgeport Police Department," said Tim Gray, spokesman for the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration.
Police Lt. James Viadero said officials here are awaiting information from the aquarium before proceeding with an investigation.
After leaving the water Tuesday afternoon, the 212-pound adult male had stretched out on the sand of West Beach for several hours. Dozens of beachgoers and spectators gathered around the beached seal, which resisted efforts to prod it back into Long Island Sound.
Specialists at Mystic were called to the scene to investigate the seal's then-unknown malady, and it was taken back to the aquarium's facilities in eastern Connecticut...........

picture: An adult harbor seal rolls in the sand on the beach at Seaside Park in Bridgeport on Tuesday. (Ned Gerard/Connecticut Post)
Destiny Rhodes, 7, and her cousin Jayquan Torres, 9, get a close look at an adult harbor seal that spent much of Tuesday afternoon on the beach at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. (Ned Gerard/Connecticut Post)

this is a no biggie

but it pleases me a great deal to point out a da liebs f**k up

Lieberman fumble spoils voting records


WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman spoiled the perfect voting record of two fellow senators Wednesday in a blunder that drew guffaws from at least a few of his colleagues.
As chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Lieberman assured members that they could remain and finish up business when a vote was called in the Senate chamber.
Lieberman told the members that the vote would be "held open" as a courtesy for them but it turned out he was mistaken. The tally was closed, and 12 of the 17 members of the committee failed to have their vote recorded.
Among those who missed the vote were Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Neither had missed a vote this session.
Lieberman also missed the vote, his sixth of the session........

more charges to gault

and i don't care WHAT those women say, they KNEW what was going on. how the hell can you have a 14 or 15 year old grrrl in your house and NOT know what gault was doing to her, with her, at her? the answer is YOU DO KNOW. if you suspected the grrrl was being abused by her family (and i'm NOT implying she was mind you) THEN YOU GO TO THE AUTHORITIES. you don't leave her in your house along with gault and gault's OTHER 'wife'.

i would ask ms cray at this point what HER relationship with gault was like. what did SHE do with him. what did he do to her and with her? that's what i'd like to know.

NO EXCUSES you three.

no no no - there was no innocence in that house from the three adults

Charges added in case of girl found locked in small room

(West Hartford-WTNH) _ Authorities added kidnapping charges today against a man and two women accused in the yearlong disappearance of a teenage runaway who was found locked in a hidden room in their home.
Adam Gault, his common law wife, and another woman who were all living in the house at the time were back in court. Their lawyers tell us that their clients are innocent, but court documents paint a disturbing picture of gault's relationship with the girl.
Gault, 41, was faceing tougher charges today and his arrest warrant contained shocking and graphic new information.
It says the 15 year old girl found hidden in a closet in Gault's West Hartford home had an abortion in May, and DNA testing points to Gault as the father.......

.........Kimberly Cray, 26, was also charged with kidnapping.
"The kidnapping is based on the fact that since my client lived in the house she must have been aware of what was going on," says Cray's Attorney Michael Georgetti, "and that's simply not true."
A friend of Cray's was in court to offer support. She says Cray saw Adam Gault as someone who saved her from a life of abuse and thought Gault was doing the same for the 15 year old in the closet................

Charges Added In Case Of Girl Found Locked In Small Room

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A man accused in the yearlong disappearance of a teenage runaway was a match for DNA collected after she had an abortion, according to a warrant for his arrest Wednesday on an additional sexual assault charge.
Police also added kidnapping charges Wednesday against the man, Adam Gault, 41, and two women who lived with him in the West Hartford home where the missing Bloomfield girl was found in June, locked in a small storage room.
All three made brief appearances in Hartford Superior Court to face new charges of kidnapping. They did not enter pleas. All three previously pleaded not guilty to charges including reckless endangerment..........

the thing is, i really don't see any great contrasts

between these vets. now or then. they're all heroes

thank you ALL for serving

War Talk Exposes Contrasts
New Vets Strangers To Older Vets' Trials

By JESSE HAMILTON Courant Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN - The distance between the gray-haired men in the audience and the young men at the head of the room was maybe 25 feet, but the gulf between their experiences of war was vast.Four men in their 20s sat before an audience in the rear of the Russell Library on Wednesday night, speaking the new language of war, the vocabulary of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. They came to relate their fresh war memories, to tell people what they saw and did, and how they felt.Two of those who came to listen were Vietnam veterans, and their comments exposed the great contrast between America's wars and what a difference three decades made. From Jack Coyle, who wore a Vietnam veteran's cap: Did you get enough food and water over there? What's the real morale level? In Vietnam, the firefights were less frequent than the troubles with disease and vermin; how was it this time? And what about post-traumatic stress disorder?........

the thing is, i really don'

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

hey da liebs you steamin' piece o' you know what

the iraqis were NOT OUR ENEMIES until WE ivaded their country. THEY DIDN'T FLY PLANES INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THE PENTAGON AND A FIELD IN PA. they could have cared less about us. sure now some of them (lots actually) want to 'get' us. who wouldn't want to fight back someone who illegally, unjustly and immorally invaded THEIR country? i know I WOULD fight back tooth and nail.

da liebs WAKE UP. stop singing that one note. WE DO NOT BELONG IN IRAQ. we never did. we wreaked havoc, chaos and despair over there. we f**ked up badly. when are YOU going to see the light?

Lieberman escalates attack on Iraq critics

By Manu Raju
July 31, 2007
Ever since Connecticut Democrats refused to back him for a fourth term in Congress, Joe Lieberman has been burnishing his independent credentials in the narrowly divided Senate while becoming increasingly critical of the Democratic Party on the war in Iraq.Lieberman, the Democrats’ 2000 vice presidential nominee, insists he is not actively considering joining the Republican Party. But he is keeping that possibility wide open as his disenchantment grows with Democratic leaders. The main sticking points are their attempts to end the war in Iraq and their hesitation to take a harder line against Iran.“I think either [Democrats] are, in my opinion, respectfully, na├»ve in thinking we can somehow defeat this enemy with talk, or they’re simply hesitant to use American power, including military power,” Lieberman said in a wide-ranging interview with The Hill. “There is a very strong group within the party that I think doesn’t take the threat of Islamist terrorism seriously enough.”Lieberman says he is annoyed by the mudslinging on Capitol Hill and Democrats’ unwillingness to work with President Bush. But his critics say he has contributed to that polarization by his rhetoric and refusal to compel Bush to find a new way forward in Iraq.............

Monday, July 30, 2007

yesterday was the second anniversay of the avon mountain crash

i've written about it several times. i travelled over that mountain for years and years. even on GOOD days, it was white knuckle driving. not so much if you were alone and no other cars were around you. it was when there WERE others on the road (which was 99.9% of the time). people are idiots. on your tail. even in snow and ice. they've taken steps to cut down on the idiocy. they've marked the road better. they've put up more signs. they have added police 'pull over areas'. it's STILL not pretty though.

my friend mark was in that accident. he was airlifted out. he doesn't remember anything about the accident at all. however, he is reconstructing it. he's talking to everyone he can that was involved. it's changed his life. not that he wasn't a good man before (he was), he just is a far better man now. he's writing a book. i was privileged to read the first four chapters. it's amazing. the amount of research he's put into it. the people he's talked to (including those that directly helped to save his life; a doctor on his way to work, someone who was working at avon old farms inn who heard the accident and rushed out. several firefighters and police and on and on) and the places he's been. oh, one more thing. all of the profits from the book are going to the families of those affected by this tragedy.

2nd anniversary of Avon Mountain crash

Sunday Marks 2-Year Anniversary Of Avon Crash