Friday, August 03, 2007
New Haven ID program featured in American Prospect
This week, the American Prospect did a write-up on New Haven's ID program and it's worth the read.
I. Charles Matthews interivew with Colin McEnroe
Recently, WTIC's Colin McEnroe interviewed Democratic candidate for mayor of Hartford, I. Charles Matthews.
Matthews, the once former deputy mayor, is one of a long list of Democrats challenging the current mayor, and loyal friend of Joe Lieberman, Eddie Perez. In his sit down with McEnroe, Matthews outlined his vision for the city and why he feels that he's the best qualified for the top job in Hartford.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Call Lieberman's bluff
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Seantor Ted Stevens unhinged
Since Alaska senator Ted Steven's home was raided by the feds, in connection to a corruption probe involving oil companies and legislators, he's been playing a game of hide and seek with the press.
To his anger, CNN Dana Bash caught up with him at the bottom of the stairway and pressed him on his troubles. I wonder if Bash took a note from Spazeboy?
Meet Jim Himes
(crosspost from My Left Nutmeg)
Yesterday, I attended the The Southern Fairfield County Young Dems BBQ and caught up the man who's looking to give the shameless rubber stamp phony Chris Shays his pink slip in 2008, 4th CD candidate Jim Himes.
For those who don't know, recently, Himes raised eyebrows with his impressive fund raising figures for the second quarter and energized the crowd of over 100 who withstood the rain while Himes delivered his vision of change in the way things are done in Washington.
It kind of reminded me of a certain Democrat who challenged another of President Bush's rubber-stampers not so long ago...
I'll post my full video report on the Young Democrats event, as well as more coverage of Himes, later this week.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Q&A with Chris Dodd
Has Chris Healy any shame?
I think I liked Chris Healy better when he was off the wagon...
One can only wonder where the liberal Democrats like Judiciary Chairmen Mike Lawlor, D-East Haven and State Sen. Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, will take us in the next legislative session. My guess is the Democrats will call for more education funding, more funding for job training for convicted felons, more funding for parolee intervention programs and more task force studies on the disparity of sentencing along racial lines.As you could expect, the outrage over GOP head mouth-piece and two-time striker's rant came quick and Gabe drops the biggest bomb on the shameless one over at CTLP.
To them violent crime is a social failure based on low minimum wage, lack of affordable health care and racism.
Six days after a brutal triple murder, Republican State Party Chairman Healy has evidently decided that the healing process has progressed to the point that it would be helpful to blame the tragedy on “liberal Democrats” like former prosecutor Mike Lawlor (one can’t help but wonder where Mr. Healy came by enough piercing, self-confident insight into the criminal justice system to lock horns with people who actually know what they are talking about… ).
I would say that he should be ashamed of himself, but what is the point? I think it is safe to speculate that someone who can’t wait a week before seizing on a man’s pain at the murder of his family to further his own political agenda has a severely debilitated sense of shame.
To make such a horrible tragedy a political issue is about as low you one person can go...but in terms of Healy, I'll sure he'll prove me wrong.