Saturday, July 10, 2010

three, count 'em THREE

CHILD PORN cases listed in the courant this morning. THREE
(one of the computers used in one of these stories was a work computer. can someone be so stupid OR was someone set up? both of those scenarios are quite possible)

Conn. Man Arrested On Child Porn Charge In Rhode Island


Doctor Arrested On Child Porn Charges


ESPN Writer Charged With Possession Of Child Porn



Friday, July 09, 2010

i think there should be NO outdoor dining in west hartford center PERIOD

just a note, it's been anywhere from the 90s to 102 degrees out this week. WHO THE EFF WANTS TO SIT OUTSIDE IN THIS HUMID MISERABLE WEATHER? why the see and be seen peeps who come to the center in DROVES (in their designer SUVs, in their designer clothes with their designer dogs and/or designer kids). 

and by the way, all i'm going to say is YEARS ago i went to the elbow room (not MY choice. it was a friend's birthday). it was about 3 or 4 pm. not too busy. i was treated rudely (VERY). i canceled my food order, ordered a drink. quickly drank it down. wished my friend a happy birthday AND FLED THE SCENE NEVER TO RETURN. nor will i EVER return. i'm just sayin........

West Hartford Starts To Enforce Curfew On Outdoor Dining

pic: From left, Server Catalina Restrepo tends to tables at Grant's while Mari Rodriguez of Hartford and Alex Hernandez of South Windsor have dinner outside on the patio at the restaurant in West Hartford Center Wednesday night. (Bettina Hansen, Hartford Courant / July 6, 2010)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

domestic violence and connecticut funding

no, no, no, it's GOOD news (well nothing about domestic violence is good, but you get what i'm trying to say here) from the curvature">Connecticut Increases Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention and Response

by Cara

I love having good news instead of bad news to pass along, and it’s not incredibly often that I get it. Connecticut has recently passed a large package of anti-domestic violence laws. One of the portions of the package going into effect today is an increase in funding for domestic violence shelters — specifically, almost $3 million in funding from the state and federal government combined for domestic violence shelters that will allow them to stay open 24/7, rather than being closed at night.
Reportedly, Connecticut is among only five states — the others being Wyoming, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Maine — that do not currently provide 24/7 coverage through domestic violence shelters. Without that coverage, intimate partner violence victims, usually women and children, are left without a safety net during certain hours. The fact is, when a victim decides that it’s time to leave, that’s when it’s time to leave. If she makes an immediate decision at night to leave right that moment, she can’t be expected to go back home when she gets to the shelter and finds it closed..................