Thursday, September 23, 2010

harvest moon

i don't think linda knows

what the word conflate means

(she does have a set on her, if she's using jfk in her ads. i've not seen them. well anytime i'm around a tv and a linda ad comes on, i either change it, or leave the room. she really DOES make me want to vomit). ah in reading further, it's a web ad only. and linda and her staff have NO plans to pull the ad. nice peeps HUH?

JFK Nephew Asks McMahon To Pull Ad

Archival Footage, Words Of Former President Used By Candidate

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon's online campaign ad using John F. Kennedy's words and image has drawn criticism from a member of the former president's politically prominent family.
McMahon's new ad features archival footage of JFK speaking in August 1963 about the need for a tax cut, saying the move will help stave off a recession and create new jobs.
But Edward M. Kennedy Jr., nephew of the president and son of former Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, called the ad "dishonest' because it implies JFK would have supported McMahon's tax policy.
"You attempt to conflate your economic policies with those of President Kennedy's in order to capitalize on his legacy,'' Kennedy wrote to the McMahon campaign. "Please stop misleading voters."...........

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Monday, September 20, 2010

anyone else having issues

calling up the courant online? i had problems yesterday but eventually i WAS able to get it. today, not at all.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

this happened in the 1600's but..........

if some people had their druthers, it would be happening (well they're doing everything they can to MAKE it happen) today too and on a national level

Witchcraft Trial Changed State's Law

Challenge To Woman's Conviction Led To A Stricter Standard

Connecticut is celebrating the 375th anniversary of its founding with special events all year. This is one of an occasional series looking back at the earliest chapters in the state's history.
Katherine Harrison didn't set out to change Connecticut law, but she did.
Until 1666, she appeared to live an ordinary life in Wethersfield, where she lived with her three daughters and her husband, the town crier.
But after her husband's death in 1666, her neighbors accused her of being a witch. She was accused of magically causing death, appearing with a spectral apparition and of using astrology to predict the future.................

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