Saturday, December 04, 2010

if you've never been to the hill-stead NOW is a good time

it's a VERY SHORT hop skip and drive (there's even a highway exit VERY close) from hartford. there is NO excuse. get your arse down there. 

American Collector's Christmas'

Employees Planning Special Event Sunday To 'Meet' The Pope Riddle Family

The Hartford Courant


At the Hill-Stead Museum on Mountain Road, it is Christmas — in 1921.
Theodate Pope Riddle, a pioneering female architect whose work includes Avon Old Farms School, and her husband, John Riddle, are preparing to go to Argentina, where John will be the U.S. ambassador. But first, they must host holiday visitors at their estate, which Pope Riddle designed for her parents as a retirement home at the turn of the century.................

the hill-stead museum

(pic from the hill-stead website linked above)


shout out to fidelco

and of course newman's own for providing the funding so  Air Force Senior Airman Michael Malarsie can have a guide dog.

Wounded Airman Receives Guide Dog From Fidelco


newman's own

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

tuesday morning humor

Fox News ‘is my favorite,’ Sen. Lieberman declares

By David Edwards

Former Dem wishes press would stop reporting on Wikileaks
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman isn't hiding his love for Rupert Murdoch's media empire.
In a Monday interview on Fox Business News' Imus in the Morning, the senator from Connecticut declared that the Fox Business Network, Fox News and anything Murdoch owned were his "favorite."
Host Don Imus asked Lieberman if thought The New York Times should be prosecuted for reporting on secret State Department cables released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks............

once again i have to tip my hat to ag richard blumenthal

he shot down a pre paid credit card (that sucked people dry with all sorts of EXTRA charges) which was sponsored by the kardashians (or had their name on it or whatever). a bunch o' dipshites known for their bodies and certainly NOT their brains OR for that matter their precious ethics (which they say they possess. i LAUGH AND LAUGH over that one). they have 'worked hard' at projecting a positive public personae (if that includes making all sorts of naked sex tapes and having boob jobs, well then they're NOT lying when they have their rep say they've worked long and hard to project a POSITIVE PUBLIC IMAGE). oh, if naked sex tapes isn't a positive public image portrayer, THEN THEY'RE FULL O' SHITE.

honies, dick blumenthal was doing his job and he did it correctly AND ethically. he uncovered some shady practices on a PRODUCT YOU AT THE VERY LEAST ENDORSED

href=",0,4140368.story">Kardashian Sisters End Agreement With Issuer Of 'Kardashian Kard' After Blumenthal Raises Objections The Hartford Courant

The Kardashian sisters — Kim, Khloe and Kourtney — withdrew their endorsement Monday of the "Kardashian Kard," a prepaid debit card issued Nov. 9 by University National Bank of St. Paul, Minn.
Dennis Roach, attorney for the Kardashians, said Monday the three sisters were terminating their agreement with the card's issuers after Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal launched an investigation Friday into the card's "predatory fees."
The investigation has threatened their "honest" and "ethical" reputation," Roach wrote in a letter to the card's issuers Monday.............

Sunday, November 28, 2010

uh oh, some peeps are NOT too happy

with the festival of lights moving from constitution plaza to bushnell park. uh oh. uh oh. uh oh

Facebook Site Created To Move Festival Back To The Plaza