Saturday, February 09, 2008

unfavorable opinion

my big fat ass. i think he's a STEAMIN' PILE o' scheist

Once darling of the Dems, Lieberman's support booms among GOP

HARTFORD, Conn. -- During his four terms in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman says he has visited more than 130 Connecticut diners to meet with constituents.But increasingly, more Republicans may be inclined to share a proverbial "cup of joe with Joe" than the Democrats for whom he'd been the party standard-bearer for decades. Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent who was his party's 2000 vice presidential nominee, is now viewed unfavorably by two of every three Connecticut Democrats polled during the Super Tuesday presidential primaries, according to exit poll data...........

Thursday, February 07, 2008

west hartford taxes

this article is eye opening. why would ONE person's home go up 184% and another, whose house is HUGE and in an EXCLUSIVE neighborhood only go up an insignificant amout? the bigger home was worth more than the lesser home at the beginning, but at the end of the re-evaluation, it was worth LESS* than the smaller home in a less exclusive neighborhood? (my father's home went up an incredible amout as well. i don't have the info in front of me but if my mind serves me, i believe it went up almost as much as 184%). seems the RICH KEEP GETTING RICHER and the little peeps gotta pay the piper even though EVERYONE danced, not just them (*when i say worth less, i don't mean that literally. i mean it's TAXED at a lesser rate)
well mr kennedy, i do feel for you. i feel for my soon to be 81 year old father as well

Thursday, February 07, 2008 West Hartford Reval Madness Rates for a tiny house on the water go up 184 percent
Jennifer Abel
Some West Hartford residents think the town is jacking up property tax bills based on subjective factors, like the relative prettiness of a view from the backyard.
"They ran up the assessment because of my 'water view,'" said George Kennedy, who lives in the 2,100-square-foot Cape house where he spent his childhood. It's a nice house, but nothing spectacular, especially by West Hartford standards.
His three-quarter-acre lot hugs the edge of Woodridge Lake, which is 450 feet wide where Kennedy's land borders it. On the lake's opposite shore sits Tunxis Road, and if you like the way sunlight glitters off the windshield of tractor-trailers zooming down a busy thoroughfare, you'll agree the view from Kennedy's backyard is gorgeous........

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

do we really want our

local police departments to be migra? i know i sure as shite DO NOT. i want them to be POLICE NOT immigration enforcers.

i appear to be in the minority in the united states. i really don't hold immigration as top priority. i really don't hold with the notion immigrants (yes, even ILLEGAL ONES) are bringing our nation to it's knees. (guess who i hold responsible for THAT feat? yeah, king george and his ENTIRE COURT).

if we could just concentrate on GOOD SOLID POLICING - protecting and serving the public (ALL of the public) then the world would be a far better place. how about protecting us from domestic abuse? how about protecting us from home invasions (i really HATE that term. when the hell did we start using 'home invasion' any damn way???)? how about answering our 911
calls in a matter of seconds? how about assisting us in all the ways you are SUPPOSED to?

Connecticut City Plans to Team Its Police With Federal Immigration Agents

DANBURY, Conn. — When baseball season begins, Mayor Mark D. Boughton will probably throw out the first pitch again for this city’s Dominican baseball team. On Sundays, he sometimes can be found on the sidelines at the soccer games organized by many of the ethnic communities here. And he makes it a point to be at the annual Hajj festival held by the sizable Muslim population.
But on Wednesday night, Mr. Boughton, who governs a city of nearly 80,000 residents — 90,000 when illegal immigrants are included — and the Common Council are expected to approve a plan that would require the local police to work with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in rounding up workers who are in the country illegally.
“The intention is to target criminal aliens,” the mayor said in an interview. “It’s not going to be the horrible thing the opponents think it’s going to be. On the other side, it’s not the sweeps and roundups the far right want it to be.”......

he won connecticut!

(not all states, unfortunately). i'm so PROUD OF US! (and i'm talking about obama in case you didn't know)

February 5, 2008
Obama, McCain Take Connecticut
One day after drawing 17,000 people to an electrifying rally in downtown Hartford, Barack Obama won an upset victory Tuesday over Hillary Rodham Clinton in Connecticut's earliest and most closely contested Democratic presidential primary.
February 6, 2008
Clinton, Obama Look Ahead
Hillary Rodham Clinton captured needed states Tuesday night even as Barack Obama ate into her traditional base of support on a topsy-turvy night on which a ballot victory was not the only measure of success..............

and here are town by town results

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

we knew something was going on at bishop's corner

when we found out they didn't renew (the VERY popular) macaroni grill's license. westfarms, the center, black and blue square (which i spit on) and now a revitalized bishop's corner. it's already fairly difficult to find a parking place there on EITHER side by whole foods or marshall's. the foodmart/post office side isn't quite so bad, but i have a feeling it WILL be. we'll see what they do. i'll wait to make my judgement

Bishops Corner: Plans For Fresh Face
In 1953, Lord & Taylor opened its first store outside the New York area at a quiet crossroads known as Bishops Corner, bringing with it big-city glitz, glamour and fashion.The center created a retail buzz and drew shoppers from all over Greater Hartford. It spawned a wave of retail development and the rise of the suburban mall in the area as people and commerce headed out Albany Avenue from the city.Now, 55 years later, can this aging, tired shopping center create magic again — this time in a mature suburb?The owner of what was once Lord & Taylor — now a Marshalls — and a retail and office complex next door is expected to unveil plans as soon as this spring for a major redevelopment of the two properties, which could include the demolition of the half-empty Marshalls building and adjoining parking deck.The developer, Edens & Avant, isn't giving details. But early talks with town officials — who will help shape the plans — point to a walkable "town center" with small shops and one or two large anchor tenants. The project could cost as much as $100 million, town officials said.........

vote today - and please remember......

(hat tip to boing boing

Monday, February 04, 2008

today at 5:30

barack obama at the xl (CIVIC CENTER) center. doors open at 3:30 and it's FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. you can just show up!

Details Of Democratic Visits Announced
Two Of Three Events Open To The Public

................ "Stand for Change" rally in Hartford will feature Sen. Barack Obama at the XL Center, formerly the Hartford Civic Center. Accompanying Obama on stage will be Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy and Connecticut Reps. John Larson, D-1st, Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd, and Chris Murphy, D-5th.Doors to the XL Center open at 3:30 p.m., and the program is scheduled to begin at 5:30. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are unnecessary. For more information call 860-729-4632 or visit