Tuesday, July 04, 2006

July 4

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

From the Declaration of Independence.

One of the signers of that declaration was Samuel Huntington of Connecticut. The other signers from Connecticut were Roger Sherman, Oliver Wolcott and William Williams.

Huntington is not a well-known Founding Father, but he not only signed the Declaration of Independence, but served as president of the Continental Congress from 1779-81 and, later, as a popular governor of Connecticut (1786-96).

Because the Articles of Confederation went into effect during Huntington's term as president, some have called him the first president of the United States. This is a matter of some debate, of course. What is undeniable is that Huntington was a great patriot who served both his state and his country well. As president, Huntington oversaw some of the darkest days of the Revolutionary War, and as governor of Connecticut he helped the state to ratify the Constitution.

So here's to Samuel Huntington, a great Nutmegger and a great American.

Happy 4th, everyone!

39 comments:

turfgrrl said...

GC-- great post. At the National Constitution center in Philadelphia there is an exhibit room filled life size statues of the signers. It's an intriguing way to "meet" the men who crafted the Declaration of Independence.

TrueBlueCT said...

C'mon Turfy--
A little disclosure, pretty please??

Are you a registered Republican, Democrat, or unaffiliated voter? Is it true you worked on one of your town's Republican campagin? Why do you support Joe Lieberman, (even if you can't vote in the primary)?

Is your company really no longer doing business with Fusco Corp., whose President is Lynn Fusco, who also happens to be Joe Lieberman's campaign treasurer? When was the last time you spoke with Lynn??

All very fair questions Turfy, and they aren't going away.

way2moderate said...

Wow. Really wonderful posting. Honestly, this is is a wonderful, high quality blog. GC, your writings make this site very worth the time to vist every single day.

The Architect said...

TrueBlue, instead of blindly polluting every post on here in your obsessive quest to e-own a blogger (lol at that), why don't you check your other polluted posts for answers.

Top-n-Center said...

Thanks, GC! Cheers!

turfgrrl said...

TrueBlueCT -- I suppose I could just say the answer aren't going away either, but why encourage you to deal with facts and reality when all you really want to do is repeat yourself over and over in a quixotic quest to curry favor with anti-Lieberman crowd. Is this because you have a long history of donating to Lieberman over the years or something? Is this somehow a cathartic experience for you?

MightyMouse1 said...

Trueblue-- Is it now a requirement to give your name and voter registration in order to offer an opinion? I was on the fence about the Senate race, but I have been so turned off by the anger of the Lamont supporters.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

MightyMouse1 said... "
I have been so turned off by the anger of the Lamont supporters.
"

Republicans, well aware of Joe's 85% ++ liberal rating have been able to stomach him for years due to the fact that many of us are impressed by his level of faith; his perceived integrity (can you imagine him cheating on his wife?) and most of us tend to be military hawks.

That's it.

We consider him to be a real Democrat.

For someone to politically left flank him would require a real save the whales, tin-foil hat, leftist loon.

Looks to this moderate New England Republican like that's exactly who they've found.

That Weicker and D`Amore are involved pretty much cinches it too.

BRubenstein said...

Turfgrrl...you are wrong again as usual,trueblue is a class act guy who speaks his mind backed by facts,unlike you.

you are invited to check out me...you know my name...and trust me...ive never given a dime to Lieberman..and never will.

disgruntled_republican said...

GC-

Great post. Happy Birthday America!


Bruce...

You may be interested to know that your boy Courtney siad in today's Journal Inquirer that "I endorsed Lieberman early and I'm definitely going to stick with that position".

Just thought you might want to know since you gave him a nice donation.

turfgrrl said...

brubenstein -- define "class act", because endlessly posting about Lamont and attacking me speak to quite a different act. Is this thread about either Lamont or myself? No. Happy Fourth.

TrueBlueCT said...

Turfgirl--
You are the one penning multiple hit pieces about Lamont. I just believe, that as a front page poster, you should disclose where you are coming from.

And if you replied to my queries on the other thread, I wouldn't be asking you again here.

turfgrrl said...

truebluect -- Your questions have been answered, you just apparently don't like the answers.

cgg said...

Trueblue what more is there for Turfgrrl to disclose? Let her writing speak for itself already. Do you need more than that?

MightyMouse1 said...

TrueBlue-- how can you be angry about turfy's 'multiple hit pieces' about Lamont. This whole blog often seems like a series of hit pieces on Lieberman. Let the blog be a blog, I like to see both sides once and a while!!!!!!

Dingus Khan said...
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Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

TrueBlueCT said... " you should disclose where you are coming from."

How amazing is this?

I was just thinking the same thing about TrueblueCT??

What a coincidence huh?

Bruce Bergbaumsteinenthal said...
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Bruce Bergbaumsteinenthal said...

In response to the Democrat Caucus, Moody today called a meeting of top aides

TrueBlueCT said...

CGG--
It's not too much to ask Turfy to reveal her biases. Audiences have a right to know.

It's simple. What party she belongs too, (if any), and if she worked on the Republican's campaign as rumored.

Then, if she's going to repeatedly attack Lamont in her front-page posts, I don't think it too much for her to tell us why she prefers Lieberman. What about Joe appeals to her? His personal integrity? Does she agree with him on the war, on torture, on his vote for the energy bill, on his stance re Catholic hospitals and emergency contraception, etc.

She should also give a little more detail about her relationship to Lynn Fusco. The "most of the work I did for her was years ago" answer was a complete dodge. Is she still getting paid by Fusco Corp, and when was the last time she talked to Lynn?

This should come with the terrority for anyone doing attack pieces in print. (If they want to be taken seriously.) Otherwise we should be free to speculate what axe she is grinding.



ACR if you have any sincere questions about where I'm coming from, ask away. I'm not hiding anything. (I did tell you I voted for Reagan in '84, didn't I.)

turfgrrl said...

truebluect --- My posts, all of them, speak for themselves. To co-opt another era, move on.

BRubenstein said...

turfgrrl...to quote my friend CtMiKe...you're post's are not re-rearched...are immature...and say nothing other then ad homeniam attacks for Joementum, in his losing fight.

BRubenstein said...

disgruntled...unlike Chris Mc..( who if you check CFIS has never given a DEM any money, and that's why i think he is a Republican) I put my money where my mouth is..I have known Joe since law school and remain a political and personal friend..i committed to max out to him long before he endorsed Lieberman.I gave Joe $2100 and JDS $2500.

disgruntled_republican said...

Bruce-

I realize that I just thougfht you should know what he said since you are a Lamont supporter and have said (I'm paraphrasing here) that the congresional candidates should back off their support of him...

BRubenstein said...

To The Lamont Staff..in the next few days Joementum must make a choice of what approach he uses for the petitions.He can either go the individual or the 3rd party route.The approach he selects will effect his ballot position in November..check out whether anyone else has taken out petitions ( either as an individual or a 3rd party) and then critically analyze Joe's possible ballot position from there.

You also must know the money he has raised cant be used in the november run should he elect either approach..and must be spent as a Dem..or given back to the donors or to the state party or charity.I think he will continue to run both ways...and will use the money already raised to bleed Lamont and then a few days before the primary as the polls show him losing,drop out..

I will be busy tomorrow...can CTMIKE or someone from the right side of my party check with SOTS to see who has taken out petitions?

BRubenstein said...

Disgruntled...a am disappointed in him,..he is trying to have it both ways...just as Joementum is...and it doesnt ever work...my view is..be yurself,be honest and run as you are and not like a menu where you select from columns A and B...

CTObserver said...

I'm not so sure about how Joe can use his money. The outcomes BRubenstein cites are based on CT law. (In fact, there is nothing in CT law that would prevent Joe, even in a state race, from using the funds in an independent run. The statute only requires that you identify the office the candidate seeks.) I am trying to check the fed law now, but I am pretty sure it's similar. He probably can use the money for an independent run, as long as it is the same office.

way2moderate said...

turffgirl: Good for you for standing your ground. The way I see it, blogs are about postings, period. We are all free to express our thoughts and ought not to feel obliged to explain our backgrounds, credentials, biases, etc. On the contrary -- I think it's easier to focus on the content of the postings when we DON'T know those things about the author.

way2moderate said...

turffgirl: Good for you for standing your ground. The way I see it, blogs are about postings, period. We are all free to express our thoughts and ought not to feel obliged to explain our backgrounds, credentials, biases, etc. On the contrary -- I think it's easier to focus on the content of the postings when we DON'T know those things about the author.

way2moderate said...

turffgirl: Good for you for standing your ground. The way I see it, blogs are about postings, period. We are all free to express our thoughts and ought not to feel obliged to explain our backgrounds, credentials, biases, etc. On the contrary -- I think it's easier to focus on the content of the postings when we DON'T know those things about the author.

way2moderate said...

turffgirl: Good for you for standing your ground. The way I see it, blogs are about postings, period. We are all free to express our thoughts and ought not to feel obliged to explain our backgrounds, credentials, biases, etc. On the contrary -- I think it's easier to focus on the content of the postings when we DON'T know those things about the author.

Chris MC said...

Brucie boy - you're checking me out? I guess I should be flattered. But actually, I'm a bit wierded out.

You're an even bigger creep than I knew you were fifteen minutes after we first met. What kind of freak spends his time doing that sh*t?

Seriously, get professional help.

BRubenstein said...

CtObserver....no..he cannot use that money for an independant run when he took the money from donor's as running as a democrat for the democratic primary...to use that money for anything else would be a fraud upon the donor's who gave thinking he was running as a Dem,for the Dem primary...there are ststutes and case law to back me up...nevertheless...im sure he will use the money as a Dem,trying to bleed Lamont as he pursues his paralell path.

BRubenstein said...

Chris Mc..big democrat... gave no democratic candidate any money according to CFIS...how inconsistent is that?

Comeon Chris...break open that piggy bank and spend some money...put money into your hero DM...you could still place money with Joementum too...!!!!!! talk is cheap Chris...lets have a friendly wager...i will take JDS over DM....and Lamont over Joementum...

Thomas Craven said...

People who demand, or even ask, for full disclosure on the internet are hilarious.

You might as well keep all those questions to yourself, they are nothing but static in this forum.

Chris MC said...

No, seriously Bruce. You need professional help with this. You're beyond wierd.

No hard feelings, OK?

Weicker Liker said...

Greenwich Time interviewed Alan Schlesinger.....

Bad sign when the candidate answers his own phone

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-schlesinger4jul05,0,7457634.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

Genghis Conn said...

Amazing how a nice post about Connecticut patriots can degenerate into yet another shouting match.

justavoter said...

Monday, July 10, 2006
Another Lieberman event blows up in Joe's face today

Oh man, the reports are still coming in right now but it seems like Joe had his ass handed to him in Stamford today.

I thought Joe Biden's "no-show" was the highlight of the event...WOW, was I wrong.

Now, I'll get the full-rundown soon, but here are some brief highlights:

* Lieberman snuck in the back door rather than face the couple of people outside with anti-Joe Message signs (one sign said Comit or quit, the other mocked Joe's high approval among Republicans adn I hear that particular sign really got under the Lieberyouth's skin).

* Only 20-25 people showed for the event. There were more Lieberyouth (at least 30) than guests (so sad).

* A fellow blogger asked Lieberman's political director Ken Dagliere if he wanted to give my friend a copy of his resume to deliver to Lamont. I dont' Ken was too pleased with that question...

* Lieberman's staffers were trying to sell the story that Biden missed the train because he returned late from IRAQ. Two things pop into mind when they offered that lame excuse:

1.) When did Biden get back from Iraq (can someone out there get me this info on when Joe flew back into the states). I'd be surprised if he just came back Sunday BUT if he did (fat chance), why didn't he just fly to Kennedy Airport (as opposed to D.C.) and stay in the area overnight.

2.) If Biden did go to D.C. why didn't he just catch the next train since it runs every 45 mins.

* Reporters from Stamford Advocate, New York Times, and all several television stations were present and caught Lieberman in a "uncomfortable" moment as he was grilled by an Irish-American woman who was able to get into the event (she'll have a posting on her encounter later).

I promise to give you more as I get more info but it's safe to say that team Joementum bombed yet again. Also, be sure to catch the 5 and o'clock news as I'm sure they'll have something to say about the whole thing.

Joe Lieberman's campaign...the gift that keeps on giving.

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Say it ain't so Joe, you missed the train

Oh, how nice.

Just got word from my sources on the scene in Stamford that the Lieberyouth are telling people that Joe "7-Eleven" Biden will not be showing up to campaign for Joe Lieberman today. Biden was suppose to stump for his buddy today at the Tigin Irish Pub but it seems that Indian-American's favorite Democrat missed his train.

I can't wait to hear Barbara Boxer's excuse...