Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Would you vote for this guy?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Piracy and Malpractice

The Democrat & so called "Bottom Line" Record:

  • Exploding Taxes!
  • 10 Million Dollar Taxpayer give-away to the now Bankrupt Windham Mills Board.
  • 1 Million Dollar deficit they pretend doesn’t exist.
  • Money foolishly squandered on low-priority boondoggles like the Ballroom and Whitewater.
  • No money for real needs such as a new Library or Senior Center.
  • Cheating Spanish students by placing them bi-lingual programs that don’t prepare them for the future.

Republican Solutions:

  • Property Tax Freeze for senior citizens on fixed incomes.
  • Tax Relief for all taxpayers.
  • English Immersion from K-up.
  • No More Blocking citizen applications for town boards
  • Public bidding on all town and school contracts.
  • Bi-partisan Ethics Board.
  • Cancel poorly planned 40 million dollar pre-K-Grade 8 magnet school.
  • Build new Natchaug School and two more small elementary schools.
  • Annual inventory audit to keep track of all town/school equipment
  • Taxpayer participation in negotiating employee contracts.

The New Windham Republican Town Committee Website is now up at:


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Brainwashed at ECSU

As every busy student at Eastern Connecticut State University knows, we are regularly inundated with highly annoying junk emails from the university itself every single day. The subjects span from gonorrhea to not-so-subtle hints about whom we should be voting for in the elections.

On a particularly exasperating day I imprudently fired back an angry email using words I should not have used. The subject was a state-sponsored propaganda lecture series about “Peace and Human Rights”. What set off my fuse was among the list of all-liberal speakers was State Rep. Denise Merrill (D-Storrs). For Merrill of all people to preach human rights is mockery of the term. Merrill spent this last session in the general assembly taking away the expressly enumerated First Amendment rights of workers in Catholic hospitals. Merrill delights in the knowledge that her new law forces practicing Catholic caregivers to violate their faith -- or violate the law.

The reason for this is plain. Merrill is intolerant of practicing Catholics. Their very existence offends her. Merrill thinks Catholics should not be Catholic. And yet she is held up as an authority by our university on the subject of peace and human rights?

Freedom of Religion isn't a human right now a days?

My responding email which again included a few inappropriate four letter words was swiftly followed by a call from one of the Deans scolding me not to respond in that way to a man who is only doing his job.

Fair enough. The larger point however is that ECSU should not be using the taxpayer and student funded email system to push their Nanny State agenda. Despite their claims to the contrary ECSU does not subject students to diverse viewpoints.

When was the last time a conservative speaker spoke here?

In my three years I have yet to see a single one.

What I do see is the monthly featured reading list outside the library’s café and not one single time has a conservative writer been featured. Lots of liberals though!

Republican Rob Simmons was this district’s congressman for 6 years yet I don’t recall ever getting an email inviting me to some function where he would be in attendance much less delivering an important speech. If Congresman Simmons was ever here, I curiously missed the invitation.

I was informed however in the same email in question that liberal Democrat Congressman Joe Courtney will be giving his “The Nation and Peace” speech at 5:45 November 15th in the Student Center Theatre.

I am sure ECSU's paid staff will be repeatedly reminding me by email so I won’t forget.

The only Republican I know of that has ever been invited – and I was made aware of – is liberal Republican Jodi Rell for a strictly ceremonial function.

Next door at UCONN best selling conservative author Ann Coulter got as far as the podium but a crowd of liberal thugs was allowed to make sure she was not heard. UCONN can at least say they tried.

ECSU can not say the same.

As Ben Shapiro correctly observes in his book Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth: "Universities accept into their waiting clutches young open-minded students ready to learn. They turn out mainstream liberals spouting the Democratic Party line”. The cover of the book illustrates the point even better – Cloned Stepford Students appear in lock step with roboticly dead stares.

Why can’t ECSU have a lecture series with conservative thinkers instead of just liberals all the time? Why is it so unthinkable to invite Coulter or some other noted conservative to speak, inform us by email

-- and then actually let her speak?

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Rell Vetos the Pork Bill

Dear Secretary Bysiewicz:

I am returning to you without my signature Public Act 07-06 of the June 2007 Special Session, An Act Authorizing and Adjusting Bonds of the State for Capital Improvements and for Transportation Infrastructure Improvements and Concerning State Contracting Reform.

Public Act 07-06 was a well-intentioned effort by the General Assembly and contains many worthy components, including funding for clean water programs, school construction reimbursements and transportation projects. The total package, however, is simply unaffordable for the people of Connecticut.

Every time the state issues bonds to pay for a capital improvement project, we add to our debt. As a state, Connecticut is already deeply in debt. We have the third-highest bonded debt, per capita, of all of the states. And since the bonds we issue are repaid, with interest, over twenty or thirty years, this is long-term debt that ultimately will burden our children and grandchildren.

Over the last ten years, Connecticut’s spending habit has evolved into a troubling addiction. Ten years ago, our annual allocation of general obligation bonds was approximately $660 million. Last year bond allocations were almost $1.4 billion. Public Act 07-06 proposes bonding for the current fiscal year in the amount of $1.77 billion. We simply cannot continue to borrow money at this rate.

I have often compared state bonding to a credit card. We all know, as consumers, that we must be careful with our credit cards so that we do not borrow more than we can afford to pay back. As the state’s fiscal stewards, the General Assembly and I must be similarly prudent with our bond authorizations. In passing Public Act 07-06, the General Assembly has failed to exercise the level of prudence and fiscal responsibility that the taxpayers deserve and expect.
Public Act 07-06 not only sends the wrong message to our taxpayers, it sends the wrong message to the credit rating agencies that determine how much it will cost for us to borrow money. It continues the pattern of profligate spending that has developed over the last ten years and underscores an unwillingness to control borrowing. If spending continues at this level, not only will future generations be burdened with debt, our bond rating will be jeopardized and future borrowing will become much more expensive.

The time has come for the state of Connecticut to learn to live within its means. I am acutely aware that there are many necessary and beneficial capital improvement projects throughout the state that should be funded. I hope that the General Assembly will join with me in developing a bond package that contains funding for these necessary projects and maintains our debt at a responsible level.

Public Act 07-06 does not meet these criteria.

For all of the reasons stated above, therefore, I disapprove of Public Act 07-06 of the June 2007 Special Session.

Pursuant to Section 15 of Article Fourth of the Constitution of the State of Connecticut and Article III of the Amendments to the Constitution of the State of Connecticut, I am returning Public Act 07-06 without my signature.

Very truly yours,

M. Jodi Rell, Governor

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Harry Carboni for Windham First Selectman

Dear fellow citizen:

My name is John McCommas and I want to be your selectman. I am just like you. I am sick of paying for taxes and I sick and tired of getting nothing in return but talk.

Let’s start at the beginning. When I first moved back to Windham my doorbell rang. It was Michael Paulhus looking for the Democrats whom my partner and I purchased our condo from. I told him that if my candidate did not win the Republican primary I would consider voting for him. I thought at the time that Paulhus looked like an honest, reasonable sort of guy who might work well with Republicans to help keep taxes stable. I dared to hope he might even be pro-business.

Well that only proves how false first impressions can be.

Since then Paulhus has heaped one tax increase on us after another and I have finally had enough. I am running for the singular purpose of stopping him from jacking up taxes again. Windham working folks just can’t afford Paulhus anymore.

This year our tax increase for our modest condo is well over 500 dollars. I just paid off my tax bill for my 2-year old inexpensive Chevy which was a week’s pay all by itself.

In order to pay Paulhus’ whopper tax increases our summer vacation plans were cancelled (again).

Remembering Paulhus’ flip response to one of his past years tax increases where he said he felt entitled to jack up taxes because no citizens came to his budget meetings, I went earlier this year. I pointed out to Paulhus that tax and spend liberals like him are making Connecticut unaffordable for the rich and poor alike. Paulhus’ tax policy is killing jobs and making the American dream a nightmare. I told him four members of my family had fled the state because of the high cost of living but did Paulhus listen?

Of course not.

Paulhus and the Democrats went ahead with his reckless spending spree which irresponsibly included even more staff positions. Why I would like to know can’t Paulhus spend the same amount he did last year and be happy with that? It probably won’t concern Paulhus to learn that since then two more members of my family have decided flee Connecticut with a 8th strongly considering joining my parents in more hospitable state of Missouri.

The reason why our taxes always goes up and never down is because Paulhus has never met a spending idea he didn’t like. Big or small, I can’t ever recall Paulhus ever saying any proposed expenditure that he considered a waste of taxpayer money. The latest multi-million dollar boondoggle is this “Whitewater” rip-off. The biggest of all of course was the Windham Mills Disaster. Paulhus keeps calling these dummy corporations which are nothing more than black holes for the taxpayer’s hard earned money the town’s “partners”.

Well with “partners” like these who needs enemies? These “partners” take and take and take but they never give back. What upsets me most about “Whitewater” is we will be providing a regional service at the local taxpayers’ expense and it will net us not one single job.

Paulhus also sees no problem with taking more and more property off the tax rolls. For every non-profit he welcomes in with open arms like "Common Ground" that’s revenue that the rest of us taxpayers have fork-over in their stead.

And let’s not forget the ethical squalor Paulhus is presiding over. Why for example is Tom Divio allowed to serve on the Selectmen’s Board when he has a contract with the town to haul away garbage? Selectman Divio does so much business with the town that it’s just simply improper. Likewise Democrat Chris Marot is both an appointed Finance Board member as well as a substitute teacher for the Windham school system. Marot writes the budget that pays his salary. Thats wrong!

Ironically the most unethical board in Windham is the Ethics Board itself. Paulhus has selfishly stacked the board with his cronies and has denied Republicans even a single representative. The Ethics Board is nothing but a subcommittee for the Democrat Town Committee. Some watch dog! It’s more a fox guarding the chicken coop.

If elected I will work to form a bi-partisan board.

How bad do things have to get in order to break with the past and go in a new positive direction? The Democrat and the so-called “Bottom Line” Party way of doing things has lead to closed store fronts on Main, foreclosures, job loss, homelessness, and most disgracefully of all failing schools.

It breaks my heart to see able bodied forty year old men scrounging around town for nickel deposit cans. That’s no way to make a living! I am proud to be running on the Republican ticket with so many worthy citizen candidates like Lillian Rivera.

We pay tax increase after tax increase with the promise that progress is just around the corner yet it never materializes.

There are no jobs to be had in town for people like me. I have to travel over 20 miles a day to the Killingly Industrial Park.

First Selectman Michael Paulhus said on the Democrat’s cable access show “Windham Works” that he understands the plight of senior citizens on fixed incomes. Well if that’s true than why does he keep shoving tax increases down their throats? They can afford it least of all. Every time I go to town hall I see more foreclosures notices on the bulletin board. Paulhus must see these every day and yet he doesn’t seem to care.

Paulhus has shown no leadership. He is an administrator with no vision. Paulhus just reacts instead of leading the town somewhere. In fact there is no leadership coming from anyone.
I hope if you vote for me you will also vote for my running mates and most importantly of all
Harry Carboni for First Selectman.

Harry and Harry alone is prepared to rein in runway spending and lead the board somewhere positive. I am tired of this town always playing the part of victim.

I want a leader! If you want a leader too than elect Harry Carboni.

True that Republicans don't get elected here to often but they do happen every blue moon. Middletown did it. So can we.

No More Two for One Blue Plate specials

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