Category Archives: Politics

I Voted!

And here’s the great news!  In Connecticut they allow you to vote on behalf of other people, too.  You know… folks who can’t make it to the polling place.  Not only that, I got to vote for folks who live … Continue reading

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A Simple Question

“Jimbo, where do Republicans come from?” The question was posed by Max, age five.  We were on our way to the High Temple of Dinosaur Fossils in New Haven: Yale’s Peabody Museum.  Sometimes there are long breaks between questions and … Continue reading

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Forty-Eight Years Ago

On November 1, 1960 64% of the Nation’s Electorate went to cast their vote for President of the United States.  John Kennedy carried the State of Connecticut 53.7% to Richard Nixon’s 46.3%.  Kennedy did not have the same success in Mrs. Bear’s … Continue reading

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Where’s the fucking salsa, Pat?

The political scene is sickening.  I keep telling folks we have no one to blame but ourselves.  We have evolved, or maybe descended is a better word, into a political system featuring folks who run for office based not on what … Continue reading

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Good People

Today was a first.  First on two scores… it was the first time I voted for a Selectman and the first time I used a paper ballot.  I am not sure about this “selectman” stuff.  I am used to Mayors … Continue reading

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408

It felt good to vote. Too bad more of our citizens don’t exercise their right to contribute a voice in determining who is going to represent us in government. People in other lands would give their eye teeth to have … Continue reading

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A Plague On Both Your Houses

Election falls on November 7th this year. For the first time I will be exercising my right as a U.S. citizen to vote in the town of Woodbury. The polling location is in our Town Hall. Town Hall is a … Continue reading

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And the Signs Said…

“Behead those who slander Islam” “Europe take some lessons from 9/11” “Europe you will pay. Your 9/11 is on the way” “Be prepared for the real Holocaust” Real pleasant sentiments. Still, I wonder at the purpose of putting pictures of … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Stories

I went to register to vote in Woodbury on the Saturday before the Primary. I can’t remember the last time I voted in a Primary (maybe never). This year I wanted to weigh in with my opinion as to whether … Continue reading

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Stand Back Flu! There is a New Sheriff in Town!!

It is with great relief that I see that this Administration is finally trying to get ahead of a problem… at first I was shocked to see that the “rx bill” for combating the bird flu was going to be … Continue reading

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Take Heed!

YES, HISTORY CAN REPEAT ITSELF The following was fowarded to me by my Nephew Chipp… he being a kindred spirit is on a circulation list of like-minded souls who are distressed with the descision of the electorate to return Mr. … Continue reading

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Walk By Open Windows

  CONCERNED FRIENDS & FELLOW CITIZENS I have decided against slashing my wrists (that course of action will be saved, if, and only if, the Jets win the Super Bowl). Although I pretty much feel like I did the “morning … Continue reading

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The First Vote

I loved the call I got from Shaina yesterday. She decided that she was going to register to vote in New Hampshire instead of Connecticut. She reasoned that her vote in Connecticut would “count less” in a state that would … Continue reading

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Nonsense!

My friend Teri Ahrens’ Son-in-Law had been in the Service… and we really didn’t talk much about politics… sure concerns were there… she about Brandon, and I certainly felt Zack was at risk if the draft were re-instituted. When Brandon … Continue reading

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