Friday, July 28, 2006

Open Forum

Both Lieberman and Lamont want the women's vote.

Malloy and DeStefano just need votes.

Both Joe and Ned will be out and about today.

What else is going on?

Source

Keating, Christopher. "Senate Race Casts A Shadow". Hartford Courant. 7/27/06

Pazniokas, Mark. "Candidates Battle For Women's Votes". Hartford Courant. 7/28/06

37 comments:

MightyMouse1 said...

Chris Murphy is up to his old tricks. First he was on the Lieberman website as a supporter, now he is not there. Typical flip-flop move by Murphy. When Lamont people are around he is a progressive, in Waterbury when Clinton was in town he is a moderate. Who is the REAL Chris Murphy?

Anonymous said...

What else is going on? Oh, I don't know. A little war in the Mid-East? What is it that we are calling this debacle?

Operation Police Iraq?

BRubenstein said...

LMAO...DM now understands that the Gubenatorial primary is dwarfed by the Senate race..if he or his staffers would have checked this blog he would have seen comments that his and JDS's campaign would have been 2nd fiddle months ago...several commentator's ( including myself) predicted that months ago..

Sick of the Spin said...

Mighty Mouse-

Do you know something the rest of us don't know? Did Murphy ask to be removed from the Lieberman website?

If I'm not mistaken, I believe Chris has always supported Sen. Lieberman as the Democratic Nominee (which he is), and if you listened to him on NPR yesterday, he committed to respecting the primary process and support whoever wins. Not sure that's flip-flopping, I believe that's sticking with your party, no?

BRubenstein said...

The "Joementum Fabricated Bus Tour" leaves today and the average citizen in connecticut will never see him...get ready for 10 days of contrived press hits...fabricated feel good events and more lying about Lamont from the Joementum Fabricated Bus Tour..

bluecoat said...

GOP hopeful takes shots at Lieberman

Residents want dangerous roads fixed

bluecoat said...

Veteran senator to stump for Courtney By Keith M. Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer
07/28/2006


UConn oversight panel in place By Keith M.Phaneuf, Journal Inquirer 07/27/2006

bluecoat said...

Anti-Shays calls simply despicable and yes they were; I rarely listen to these thing but I had happened to push the play button and was doing something else before I had a chance to push Delete - pretty sad that groups with nice sounding names would stoop to this; it's the kind of distortion tactics I expect from chrisMC or ADANR but at least they don't have nice sounding handles like the American family Voices do.

Anonymous said...

While driving a long country road this morning, passing farms and new housing, barns and fields, a glorious country landscape, a lone white road sign caught my eye.

"Ned Lamont for Senate"

Who is this "ned lamont" i wondered, and what citizen graced this bucolic land, these rolling hills, the vast shaded glen with such a sign?

I drove on, and passed yet another sign--"leaving Willington, come back again" and suddenly everything made perfect sense.

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

Smooches to you too, bluecoat!

Virginia said...

Dear Genghis:

I am a lot more than 8 years old. Some of my political friends say there is no Willington. Papa says, "If you see it on Connecticut Local Politics, it's so." Please tell me the truth. Is there a Willington?

Genghis Conn said...

Poor Willington! What did it ever do to you guys to deserve this?

It's actually a nice little town.

Gio said...

I love the Willington posts--LMAO!!! And it is a decent town, btw.

Anonymous said...

Willington will be the site of a new casino in 2008 and AS has promised to be at the ground-breaking ceremony.

Chris MC said...

Beautiful day out there bluecoat. Golf is a wonderful pastime.
XO
Chris

Anonymous said...

GC-

Are you going to update the state legislative races watch list? Interested to see which ones you and the gang think are actually in play.

Anonymous said...

Chris Mc..Shame on you for playing gold on friday when you should have been working and raising money to pay the increased taxes thrust upon us by Governor Rell.

eastoftheriverdude said...

There is no sign that says leaving Willington. It's somewhat like the Hotel California in that regard.

bluecoat said...

a little more just for ADANR, who never saw a Republican who wasn't always 100% right, on Shays Disputes Robo-Call By Michael C. Juliano of the Westport News and Chris MC who never saw a DLC supporter who was wrong.

FatGuyinMiddleSeat said...

The comment about Ned's ill-fit clothing is interesting. I once met the guy who told Mike Dukakis to start rolling up his sleeves as a dramatic gesture in front of crowds- roughly 10 days before the general election. (In fact, he did just that at an event at Central High in the Final Days). Duke had a late surge- was it the sleeves?

Joe Ganim always looked sharp- where did he get those suits? They always looked rather expensive to me.

Anonymous said...

It appears that the Green Party Candidate for Attorney General is looking for things to do:

http://www.courant.com/news/local/statewire/hc-28142558.apds.m0638.bc-ct--slavjul28,0,2151054.story?coll=hc-headlines-local-wire

FatGuyinMiddleSeat said...

The Willington Look

I was recently in the fashion district in downtown Willington, (the part they call the "SoHo" of Willington) selecting fabrics for my custom suits and sports jackets.

Ned Lamont's fashions are right on. The new fashion-forward look, according to my Milan-trained Willington tailor, is the ill-fitting "Jefferson Smith" look. And sure enough, when you see the investment bankers going in and out of those gleaming Willington office towers, they all are dressed like Ned Lamont.

ctknows said...

Avon crash widow claims state lagging on road safety

HARTFORD — A year after her husband was among four people killed in a grisly crash at the base of Avon Mountain, Ellen Stotler charged Thursday that the state is neglecting the everyday dangers facing Connecticut motorists.
Stotler fought back tears as she announced the findings of a multi-month effort to locate the state's 10 most dangerous roads, including five in southwestern Connecticut.

She and other survivors of the Avon crash called for the state Department of Transportation and Gov. M. Jodi Rell to develop a comprehensive plan, including the use of the state's emergency budget reserve to fund improvements.....



Not that this will affect the outcome of the election in the fall, but it's an indication of Rell's mgmt style. Should have been all over this but was content to bee reactive as always.

Also in a prior post, I stated Flemming from DPW was going to be Commissioner at DOT. Apparently Flemming is on the outs right now, I'm hearing possibly Carpenter moves from DMV to DOT.

bluecoat said...

Carpenter? I beleive he is the guy that before he went to DMV was the state police commander in charge of admin that decided no to install a shipment of on-board computers in the police cruisers because he didn't have enough money. Even if the lack of money was true where was his mouth dmenading it so that the state cops could run a license plate quickly instead of having to rely on the two-way radio and some dispatcher. if he couldn't speak up on that , how could he speak up on the unsafe highways in question. Rell needes to get someone from outside of the screwed up state bureacracy to reform ConnDOT. She at least got it close to right with McCarthy at DEP.

Anonymous said...

the Recycling goes on in Republican Land Move a hack here...move a hack there...keep moving them around no one will know the difference.

Angry Willingtonian said...

You know, we love our town. We're small, but what's so wrong with that? We're quiet, we're peaceful, we pay our taxes and we're allowed to have our political points of view expressed.

Ha ha ha ha ha. Gotcha.

Anonymous said...

AS was spotted as the new doorman for Foxwoods working under the name Alan Gold

bluecoat said...

I felt it was my civic duty to post a linkt to theofficial site of the too often maligned on this blog CT Town of Willington.

FatGuyinMiddleSeat said...

We kid Willington because we love Willington. They are building a nice new town library. What could be more noble?

Of course, physical libraries will be obsolete in 10 years.

But that's enough- no more picking on little W.

Genghis Conn said...

Of course, physical libraries will be obsolete in 10 years.

Hey! They will not!

-A librarian

A Different Anonymous (No! Really!) said...

I think what FGITMS meant to say was physical librarians.

Libraries? Oh, yeah, we'll need those. But they're doing amazing things with robots these days. And silicone. The facial features are very life-like.

Now if they could just get the "Shuuush!" voice chip to quit overloading the flux capacitor ...

Chris MC said...

Shame on you for playing gold on friday when you should have been working and raising money to pay the increased taxes thrust upon us by Governor Rell.

LOL. It was a suggestion for bluecoat.

Actually, I'll be putting Malloy signs out along the state roads all weekend. And visiting Town Clerks offices all week.

LMAO.

Genghis Conn said...

Yep. We're doomed. They're using the same technology they used to build Al Gore.

FatGuyinMiddleSeat said...

I must re-open the can of worms. Where does Ned Lamont stand on federal funding for local libraries through Department of Education grants? Should the Willingtonians of the world be able to read the Great Books? Or should they have to travel 20 miles by motor-car to view them.

While this is off-topic, I love libraries and meant no offense. Among my favorite places in the world are Sterling Memorial Library and the Yale Law School Library- both of which have been magnificently restored. And if you're a librarian- or a book-lover like me- you'll just drool.

I do think that librarians will become more valuable than the physical library asset- we need help with all of this &*())^ information out there. And more of it will just be on-line.

And we're all becoming robots. My knees and hips were not of woman born. (Not to mention the plate in my head.)

matt said...

Hi, um, FatGuy-

That's so specific an issue that I doubt blog supporters would know, though it's possible Lamont has experience with the grants from his time on the Greenwich board. If you get a chance to ask him at a campaign stop (he takes all questions), maybe you could report back?

bluecoat said...

the one anon was right with the scoop that Rell moves the hacks around at ConnDOT and DMVfrom today's CT Post today's Stamford Advocate and also on transportationPlan Calls For New Terminal At Bradley
FAA's On Board As Airport Anticipates Dramatic Growth
July 29, 2006 By ERIC GERSHON, Courant Staff Writer

FatGuyInMiddleSeat said...

Matt,

Ned Lamont has made millions installing Cable-TV at colleges and universities. That's what Lamont Digital Systems does.

He's anti-book!!!!!

I have no clue nor do I care about federal funding for libraries, particularly the one in Willington. You're new here.

Love,
FatGuy