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Friday, June 22, 2007

Amistad sets sail

If I busy packing my bags for my trip to Newport for the weekend, I would have been in New Haven to witness this event.
It was blue sky, fair wind and high tide as the freedom schooner Amistad set sail from Long Wharf on its trans-Atlantic voyage Thursday afternoon.

The dock was packed with people from all over the Northeast as the final of umpteen ceremonies was held on-board ship. One of them was New Havener Deal Morais. She was one of many who talked of history and God. "It's history and learning about our heritage, and what we went through and what other people went through in their trials and tribulations. Thank you, Jesus."


The 18-month, 14,000-mile voyage includes stops in England, a homecoming in Sierra Leone, and a sail through the Caribbean, from which the original Amistad set sail with its 53 captives in 1839.

Pressure on Senator DeLuca mounts

With pressure on former Minority Leader Louis "Looney" DeLucato resign mounting, WTNH filed this report on the disgraced senator.

The Abu Ghraib scandal continues to haunt the Bush administration

Many consider the events at Abu Ghraib to be the tipping point in terms of support for the Iraq War.

A new report by Seymour M. Hersh unearths the dishonesty of the Bush administration that calls into question when exactly senior officials at the White House knew what that American soliders were torturing Iraqis at the prison.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Don't have a meltdown

In taking a break from the world of politics, I came across this hillarious video. I feel this man's pain.


Budget deal reached

I know I'm alittle late in posting on the budget deal between the Democrats and Gov. Rowland-Rell but I didn't want to waste this video.

Take Back America 2007 video coverage

Get your fix of everything that's happening at the Take Back America 2007 conference by clicking here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Don't roll those blunts in CT Montel...

MattW from MLN has the details.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Recent events in Connecticut gave Sunday talking heads plenty to talk about


Between the Chris Healy's DUI, the resignation of disgraced Republican Minority Leader Louis "Looney" DeLuca, observations of this year's session at the State Capitol (a.k.a. the so-called supermajority"), Chris Dodd's campaign, and the municipal elections, I think the local pundits on Face the State had enough material to stay on the air for a hour.

Democratic talking head Duby McDowell and her Republican counterpart Brian Flaherty had a interesting discussion on this week's events on Sunday's Face the State

Session 1: State Capitol madness, Chris Healy, and "Looney" DeLuca:

Session 2: Chris Dodd's campaign and the municipal elections:

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The CTLauryn project: Father's Day

She's so vain...