I’m not happy with taxes increasing like most people who have to pay them; but when does it become THEFT vs Necessity as a Part of living in a civilized society?
Our elected officials seem to have a serious problem telling the difference between what is a WANT and what is a NEED for the state of CT…
This seems to be an extremely painful problem for our families who have to suffer under the increasing taxes to pay for all of the Fun but Not Needed Wants that the democrats want to keep imposing upon us
A big part of our budget problem in CT are all of the special projects that fall in the “Fun BUT… It’s Only a WANT” category like Pipedream Fancy “Tunnels Under the River”, Fancy Busway Bus Stops for almost empty buses that create traffic jams downtown while doing little to relieve the traffic problems that we were told they would do all to great expense to our families…
So now our poorest children will be punished because their lunches, sodas and the grocery bags that their parents use to bring home the groceries will have added taxes on them to cover the subsidies that the governor has given out to his special friends & the projects that they want to force upon us.
#DemocratsRaisingTaxesAgain #MalloysMess #DemocratsHurtingFamilies
Well opening day is almost here… just hours away and counting down…
and THIS Year Dunkin Stadium; home of the Hartford Yard Goats, will actually open on it’s scheduled date and time!
Something which it failed to do last year due to all the many building and legal troubles plaguing the; shady done in back rooms to cheat out on the city of New Britain, town council deal from 2013/14…
Not personally a fan of baseball to start with, I was against the building of the stadium using taxpayer monies from the get go… as a taxpaying homeowner like many others I resent that due to the many legal troubles that the city of Hartford over the mismanagement of city funds that we in the suburbs are being forced to pay for this project which doesn’t really do much to benefit current residents of the north end of Hartford who lost a supermarket deal with the stadium going in.
Chompers & ChewChew & the children who won the contest to name the Mascots in 2015 – Photo from Hartford Courant C.Poisson
With all of the legal stuff going on, the stadium which had problems with work stopping and starting and then off again with new people needing to be brought in to finish up, I do hope that eventually the citizens of the north end of Hartford will be able to benefit.
We can all hope that the stadium will do well, but no matter how pretty it might be (if you can call the building pretty) the questions are…
“Will the Public Come as Paying Ticket Holders?”
“Will people bring their families to the edge of the north end of Hartford which has a reputation for drugs and gags and shootings?”
After all the money that has been wasted on this project I do hope that the team stays in town and some how against the odds the stadium can turn an actual profit…
But the democrats in power seem to have a knack for making businesses and jobs leave the state after giving them millions of taxpayer dollars and tax breaks so I’m not holding out my breath on this turning out to be profitable…
So let’s see if this year at least if they can get and keep the stadium filled with baseball fans cheering
“Let’s Go Yard Goats!!! Chomp Chomp Chomp!!”
You may have heard about the Special Elections that will be occurring on Feb 28th in the 2nd State Senate & 32nd State Senate districts due to 2 state senators quitting rather than taking office after the November 8th 2016 elections…
This will be an interesting election to watch because…
The 32nd District will have 3 candidates on the ballot with Dan Lynch an UnAffiliated Candidate being given ballot access after getting the required number of signatures to gain access to the ballot.
Dan will be able to apply for the CEP funding if he is able to raise the funds & number of in district donations required, so that is the goal he is working towards now.
If you live in the 32nd you will have a very tough choice to make because I met both Eric Berthel & Dan Lynch & both are fine men.
I’ve not met the democrat but the mere fact that he’s with the democrat party I could never consider him for office so neither should you
Sadly I will not be on the ballot for the Special Election in the 2nd state senate district…
I have heard rumor but haven’t seen confirmation yet but there may also be a 3 way race with Atty Aaron Romano on the Working Families Party ballot line since he did not get the Republican nomination after switching parties? He announced he had $8,000 raised when he presented at the Windsor RTC meeting prior to the convention on Jan 19th.
Mike McDonald will be on the Republican line and State Rep Doug McCrorey on the Democrat line… Both men are expected to be receiving the CEP Funding Grant for their campaigns once the SEEC finishes with their submitted paperwork.
I will post an update once I get confirmation with links as to who is officially on the ballot in the 2nd senate race.
Normally in Special Elections the Republicans pick up the seats because the democrats do not show up to vote as much during the off election voting sessions…
#BeggingForBailOut tour stopped in Rocky Hill CT on Monday Dec 12th 2016
It was almost a full house after all, the video camera view that I initially saw showed a bunch of empty seats but another video showed that the room was mostly full & some people were standing together in the back of the room talking among themselves…
I watched a live stream of the meeting while it was happening in Rocky Hill
Hartford’s mayor pitches regionalization to Rocky Hill
The link above goes to the Fox61 article – For some reason I’m unable to get the video player to post properly so I’ve posted the video over on the other blog & it seems to post properly over there
Well the elections are over & Donald Trump has won the popular vote. The electoral college will make in official in Dec. The inauguration balls will begin on January 20th 2017 after he is sworn in. Word on the internet is that there will be protests planned for that day )0;}
There are people who are planning “DeploraBalls” across the nation since most of us can’t make it down to DC to attend any of the official fancy balls to celebrate. Haven’t heard of any Balls in CT yet but I’m wondering if they will plan one? Would you attend a “DeploraBall” event if one was held in CT?
CT is in a bit of a shock as 2 worlds are colliding – CT Democrats & the liberal followers are crying, angry & in shock at the loss of seats in the general assembly; meanwhile CT GOP is celebrating the wins in the state & that the White House is now safely in the hands of the Republican Party.
This year in spite of the cheating & lying by the CT Democrats the voters in CT were able to make some wins in the general assembly to start turning the state back onto the road to prosperity once more. Your Votes Counted! In fact so much that there were at least 2 races that went to automatic recounts.
While Trump was unable to win in CT with it’s big pockets of #NeverTrumpers that turned former towns from 2012 Red to Blue in 2016, there were several towns that flipped this year from 2012 Blue to Red in 2016.
The towns flipping from Blue to RED blindsided the democrats who are used to ruling over CT as if they are kings & queens over peasants. There hasn’t been equality in the state senate since the 1800s is what I’ve heard?
The Democrat Activist groups are already meeting & working to take back the state ground they lost & have stated that they plan to keep the anger – a picture of the NoWCT chapter posted 3 days after the election.
Have you gone out to vote yet?
The polls opened at 6am so they’ve been opened for a while you still have some time but PLEASE make a serious effort to get out & VOTE!
If you have already voted GREAT now call a friend & those members in your household that are registered to vote to remind them to go out & VOTE too!
#VoteRowB to end the #TaxingTyranny !
Many of the Republican Town Committees &/or Candidates across the state are having Election Night Parties at their Head Quarters or at one of the local restaurants in the area
If you do not live in an are where there is going to be an election night party consider having one for your family & friends to watch the results come in together
Does your family like to camp in CT state parks?
Well thanks to the democrats your family will not be able to camp in some of the parks after the July 4th holiday weekend because the democrats do not value your family & choose instead to give raises to UCONN’s already highly paid administrators & to their favorite corporate buddies
Do you like to go to the summer concerts & farmers market & wander through the Old State House? Well again #MalloysMess means that you can’t enjoy like you have in years past, but maybe on a limited schedule if businesses & private people step up!
The Old State House will be Closed to the Public starting June 29th according to this news report http://fox61.com/2016/06/24/old-state-house-to-close-to-the-public-june-29-due-to-budget-cuts/
We’re still waiting word official about the farmers market & the summer concert series
is from the article but it is not looking good for the other usual offerings. There is the possibility that the cuts might even affect the WinterFest was mentioned on one of the news channels. There is time enough for that to find additional sources for funding. I hope that people remember all of this mess by November when they go to vote.
RiverFest was cancelled & originally the Movies in the Park were cancelled but some local businesses stepped up & were able to save that family fun nights. Shout Out to Jamie of Bears BBQ who is one of the local businesses that saved Movie Nights in the Park!
The West Indian Independence Celebration will be able to have it’s 54 Annivesary celebration in Bushnell Park but it is pared back due to the budget cuts. So there will only be a parade of bands & dance troupes but none of the usual Big Floats in it’s condensed route around the park rather than down it’s normal parade route.