Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Quick Open Forum

Posting by team members is off to a great start! Be sure to read these posts:

Introduction & Changes in Torrington by Quinn
Malloy Cyber-Reaches Out to Delegates by Gabe
Energy Games and Is fundraising the only gubernatorial issue? by turfgrrl
My First Post and Fairfield Train Station by CGG

More coming, I'm sure.

A development that deserves mentioning is the new and innovative uses of video going on over at ConnecticutBLOG. Check out Colin McEnroe falling asleep as Joe Lieberman talks! Very amusing. Still, comedy value aside, both ConnecticutBLOG and My Left Nutmeg, to a lesser extent, are going to Lamont events and posting video from them. This is another new wrinkle in the relationship between campaigns and blogs: inspire the right people, get free video posted on the web. Very interesting.

If you are using Internet Explorer, this page may not be displaying correctly. Specifically, the navbar Blogger slaps on the top of the page may be a bit jumbled. I have no idea why--it works fine in Firefox. I'm working on it...

What else is happening?

9 comments:

BRubenstein said...

GC great post and i must say i enjoyed all the post's of our new contributers.

Yes,i see what the video's are doing to the blogs. No one yet has done anything with ipod's or direct text messaging to citizens thru cell phones...but im working on that with a campaign.

disgruntled_republican said...

My first post will be out tonight or tomorrow. Since the only thing going on in my party is a Senate candidate I am not all that excited about I had to think outside the box to find a subject but it is now in the works. Stay tuned!

Weicker Liker said...

Hey disgruntled....

I wouldn't be excited too, considering the radio interview that Schlesinger did yesterday with WTIC.

disgruntled_republican said...

Weicker liker...

Tell me about it. Strictly based upon what I heard yesterday (when he finally showed up) this could be the beginning of the Jack O 2006 push.

MikeCT said...

Obscure candidate of the week:

Ralph Ferrucci, described as a "serial candidate," is still sort of running for U.S. Senate as a Green. Ferrucci challenged DeLauro in 2004, but may be best known as the 2003 New Haven mayoral candidate of the Guilty Party. In 2001, this party nominated a cross-dressing mayoral hopeful named Lil' Miss Mess-Up (see video clip). Mr. Ferrucci, a truck driver by day, is a man in touch with his wild side. He has thus far raised $670, enough to purchase quite a few chachkis.

Wolcottboy said...

Why is that gasoline prices are FINALLY hitting the news? Its been 5 weeks since gas prices have been going up and the media finally noticed this weekend.

For 5 weeks, there's been no explanation on WHY prices are going up now. Is it talk over Iran? Or something else? I asked at my local station and was told that there's higher demand. No kidding- ? Prices at that time had gone up 10-20 cents in 3 days. You mean to tell me that in one week, millions more people discovered gasoline? C'mon...
Its too early for for summer profit season and at the time it wasn't warm yet.
The war in Iraq hasn't really gotton into a higher mode than it was a month ago. Even so, I'm curious as to the status of those pipelines in the country as opposed to three years ago. I DO know that during the year after the invasion, a number of pipelines were blown up, some after they were repaired. So that means that supply was significantly diminshed at that time. Are they back online or coming back online now? How long does it take to fix a pipeline?
Lastly, the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico should be coming back online if they haven't been already. And more will be over the coming months.
So if anything, oil supply should be equal to or more than it was two months ago when prices were nearing the $2.00 mark for the first time since Hurrican Katrina.

Wouldn't now be a good time for Bush to propose domestic drilling programs in Alaska and elsewhere?

goodbye said...

The supply problem has do do with refinery capacity not the crude supply. But more importanly Jodi is ducking once again headlined in the NHR editorial Rell to skip visit by China’s president shown here

Wolcottboy said...

Red October,

Thankyou for your logical response. So, as I gather that supply is up, it just has nowhere to go to be refined. That makes better sense. Wonder where they went down. $2.98 here in Wolcott this morning.

Wolcottboy said...

The House of the General Assembly is considering an important out-of state and international related commerce bill. Yet, the bill was not sent to the Commerce Committee of the Legislature. The Chairman and ranking Republican leader stood up questioning why, and the motion to send the bill there was defeated.
The bill itself sounds to have profound impact on companies already doing business in Connecticut, including Stanley, US Surgical, EB, Sikorsky, and many others.
Why isn't the General Assembly dealing with such important legislation?