Connecticut Politics and Elections: Coverage, Analysis, Maps and Commentary
RE Superintendents -- I am tired of these overpaid "administrators" trying to set limits on their performance. $130,000 plus is the average pay of these people and they are setting a pattern of musical chairs every three to five years when the stink gets to bad. It is about time the taxpayers have a measurement that tells us when these divas are screwing up . It is a pity that with the democrates in charge now, the standards will soon be watered down so even the most benighted of supts will pass - and all get another raise.
I honestly have no idea if Broadwater makes sense from a technical standpoint, as I am not a civil engineer. However, to all the people who oppose it, I would simply ask, where do you think a LNG terminal could go instead? We need additional natural gas brought into the area, and I think even most opponents admit that. But alternatives never seem to be mentioned.As to commercializing the sound, aren't there already commercial ships and commercial fishing in the Sound?
All the Sunday shows (especially Fox) are using the term "Iraqification".Que up the Helicopters folks.We'll be seeing the same scenes in Bagdad we saw in Saigon pretty soon.If you're a Republican and you're not embarassed by where your party has taken this country you simply don't have a conscience.
Kevin Rennie, recently seen trying to derail an ultimately successful GOP legislative candidate, now is in the Courant sounding the trumpet for the GOP minorities in the legislature to fight hard to replenish their ranksSeems somewhat inconsistent, doesn't it http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/columnists/hc-rennie1119.artnov19,0,2510245.column?coll=hc-utility-opinion
In case anyone missed it, GC has a big spread on the front page of the Courant's Commentary section dissecting Courtney's 2nd CD win. Ted Mann of the Day likes his maps, too. Hmmm, maybe Genghis is getting too respectable for us....Fox 61's Beyond the Headlines has an interview this morning (63 MB download) with Joe Courtney. Boring and shallow questions from the host, who took several minutes to ask a single question about Courtney's priorities.George Jepsen discusses how Lamont helped to drive the issues of the 2006 election and talks about why he lost:For one, Lieberman ran a well-financed, strategically smart, on-message campaign. Second, the Lamont campaign failed to pivot quickly after the primary, allowing Lieberman to define himself and the opposition, and to frame the race. Finally, Republican Alan Schlesinger's candidacy all but collapsed, leaving Lieberman perfectly situated to build a coalition of nearly all Republicans, most unaffiliated voters, plus a slice of Democrats. The math was simply too much for Lamont to overcome.
In Sunday's CT Post there is a published letter Jodi Rell wrote to Doc Gunther for his retirement get together last week. Jodi Rell could not attend because she was ill. ummmmmm. Sick you say Governor? Well I believe you. I told the bloggers here she will have to step down before her term is up and Fedele will be Governor. I would certainly tend to my health over politics any day. I do not blame her.No one listens to me. I told you guys this info weeks ago.
Mirrror -- it was Republican School Board majority in Stratford who voted our Supt's last raise. Democrats opposed the 9% total increase.
Do not worry about Stratford Schools. Dan Debicella has all the answers. If you believe that I will tell you another bold faced lie.
Anon 11:43, Rell will have to step down because she gets too many colds?
The NPG terminal proposed for Long Island Sound makes sense on safety and practical factors. Nantural gas does not explode The Coast Guard report makes this and other safety issues clear. At worst we would have an interesting bonfire to look at for an hour or more in the middle of the sound, not even generating any significant pollutants. The same people tearing their hair are using massive increases in energy over their parents - Not only driving SUVs but air conditioned McMansions with every electical gadget possible and they are teaching their children the same waste mentality . This proposed is located directly opposite me and I have, using a telescope, visualized it's appearance. Frankly I do not think it will even be visable from Conn except on the clearest of days. The issue is tailor made for those politicians that want to distract the public from significant issues - such as Conn being an economic basket case, taxing everything in sight and serving mainly as a highway to Boston and as destination for lonely and bored old people looking for the excitment of pushing money into bright sparkling slots.
Re Retirement of Doc Gunther -- Doc seemed to be one the best legislators Conn has had in years and wonderfully blunt about the phonies and cheats - particularly regarding the sound.
HOLY MOLEY! Charlie Rangel said the D WORD!! =:-Ohttp://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061119/pl_nm/usa_politics_draft_dc
Anybody know who Lisa Moody will put in charge of the State GOP? Nancy Johnson or Rob Simmons would make sense but neither of them will bow down to her?
The Stratford Superintendent should be ashamed. Public schools are a poorly run monopoly that have shown little or no success. While NCLB may not be perfect it's about time there was some accountablity with our public schools.The only way public schools are ever going to improve is if we have some type of vouchers or school choice. That would lead to competition. This is a word the CEA doesn't like to hear because they are afraid.We keep giving our public schools more funds ever year and we have seen nothing but failure.
Stratford Republican Council Chair Feehan was said to be almost foaming at the mouth trying to convince his fellow councilmen to go forward with Charter Revision again in order to weaken the Mayoral form of government. Please lower my taxes or improve the schools instead mister.
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