Friday, January 08, 2010

Thursday, January 07, 2010

my thoughts go out to all of the firefighters

and all of the residents. how horrid

if you'd like to help these people out i'd contact the red cross. i'll bet they can point you in the right direction (and while you're at it, you can donate blood)

More Than 170 People Displaced By Hartford Fire
The Hartford Courant

HARTFORD - Will Rodriguez went to take a shower today and noticed his bathroom ceiling was on fire.

He pulled the fire alarm, alerted his upstairs neighbors, grabbed his kitten and left. Rodriguez talked about the fire tonight while cradling the kitten, Princess, in the lobby of a building across the street from his burning apartment at 50 Willard St.

Firefighters spent more than three hours battling the three-alarm fire, which crawled along the ceilings of the sprawling, 160-unit, brick building. More than 170 people were displaced........

.........The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at the Pope Park Community Center for residents with no place to stay..........


Willard Street Fire

A Hartford firefighter is surrounded by smoke while fighting a fire at an apartment complex at 50 Willard Street Wednesday night. Willard runs from Collins Stree to Asylum Avenue.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

ravings of a semi-sane madwoman: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

ravings of a semi-sane madwoman: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

some (like my boss) will think this is GOOD news

i didn't like EVERYTHING dodd did, but i did like him. i think he did the state good (unlike another senator who is a turncoat, weasel, let's bomb the shite out of EVERY country in the world but ours and israel, who shall remain nameless)

Sen. Chris Dodd To Retire

The Hartford Courant

WASHINGTON - Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, a five-term Democrat whose political stock began falling after the financial meltdown and his failed 2008 presidential bid, has decided not to seek re-election in November, Democratic officials told The Associated Press early Wednesday.

Dodd was expected to make an announcement Wednesday. The officials who disclosed his plans would speak only on condition of anonymity ahead of the announcement. The Washington Post first reported Dodd's decision.

Word of his retirement comes hours after North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan announced he will not seek re-election.

Dodd, 66, is chairman of Senate Banking Committee, which was at the center of efforts to deal with the economic meltdown. And he has played a prominent role in the debate over overhauling health care, taking over for his friend Ted Kennedy during his illness and then after his death.

Given Dodd's bad poll standing, other Democrats have gone out of their way to give him the spotlight in hopes he could recover before November. With the embattled Dodd stepping aside, Democrats can now try to recruit a more popular candidate to run in Democratic-leaning state, bolstering the prospects of thwarting a Republican victory. Among the early favorites to replace Dodd is longtime Connecticut state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is seen as one of the state's most popular politicians...............................

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

the first stupid connecticut criminals of 2010

do i feel badly about publishing their names? well a bit BUT they were in the paper (linked below) AND they really did a stupid stupid stupid thing. don't do the crime if you can't do the time

Men Arrested After Asking Cops For Directions

BRANFORD — - Two men accused of ripping off car parts from dealerships along Route 1 were arrested early today after they stopped to ask a police officer for directions.

Ryan Densmore, 23, of Wallingford, and Travis Mckeaveney, 24, of Middletown, pulled up alongside officer Dominic Eula about 4 a.m. to ask for directions to Interstate 91. As they drove off, Eula noticed that their rear plate was covered by a paper towel and stopped them.

He found eight catalytic converters in the back of the car, along with metal cutting saws, saw blades and headband flashlights. The paper towel had been used to mask the plate from the dealerships' security cameras, police said.

"Somehow, they thought they'd be less conspicuous if they approached the officer for directions," Lt. Geoffrey Morgan said...............

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