Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Windham Works?

Straight from the Donny Williams Dirty Tricks Handbook:

Rule number one: If your Republican opponent throws your record in your face than tell the voters he or she is being “negative”. Then tell the voter how positive you are

And smile!

Those saps will buy it every time. You don’t need to debate the issues when you can just sweep the public’s problems under the carpet and just pretend they aren't there. More than likely after all problems will go away by themselves.

You will find this rule so effective that you won’t need to read the rest of the book. Just keep using rule number one over and over every time these pesky challengers or uppity constituents are demanding answers out of you.

It never wears out or loses its effectiveness!

Don’t forget to smile. Waving is optional. Laughing is always a plus if you can pull it off without it looking more than a trifle forced.

This blog entry was inspired by the latest edition of the Windham Democrats public access show “Windham Works”. Totally devoid of thoughtful opinion but lots of talk about how “positive” the Windham Democrats are.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Remembering Ronald Reagan

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Facts are stubborn things.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.

If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.

Peace is the highest aspiration of the American People. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it, we will never surrender for it, --Now or ever!

We have every right to dream heroic dreams because after all we are Americans.

We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems.

A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.

We did not seek the role of leadership that has been thrust upon us. But whether we like it or not, the events of our time demand America's participation.

The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement -- not an apology.

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate!

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate!

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ocean Front Property

withoutapurpose said

“Eliminating PAC money should make legislators more loyal to their constituents and less so to special interests”.

Well if you believe that than I have a nice bridge I can sell you for a really good price.

It’s a beauty man!

Practically Brand New and its sports four huge frogs sitting on gigantic spools of thread.

You can set up your toll booth and it will pay for itself in just a few years and the rest will be all profit.

Here is a pic

– And sport let me dedicate this song to your unbridled idealism!

If you leave me, I won’t miss you,
And I won’t ever take you back.
Girl, your memory won’t ever haunt me
‘Cause I don’t love you, and …. now if you’ll buy that.

I got some ocean front property in Arizona.
From my front porch you can see the sea.
I got some ocean front property in Arizona.
If you’ll buy that, I’ll throw the golden gate in free.

I don’t worship the ground you walk on.
I never have and that’s a fact.
I won’t follow or try to find you
‘Cause I don’t love you, … and now if you’ll buy that. …

I got some ocean front property in Arizona.
From my front porch you can see the sea.
I got some ocean front property in Arizona.
If you’ll buy that, I’ll throw the golden gate in free.

Yeah, if you’ll buy that I’ll throw the golden gate in free!

Yaaaa Hoo !!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

One More Time!

Sing it Gurl!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Kitty Cat Dance By Steve Ibsen

What a good sport this cat is!

Friday, November 09, 2007

Chronicle Editor Does Not Understand the Purpose of Elections

Willimantic Chronicle Editor Charlie Ryan has this strict policy that his newspaper does not endorse candidates. But then again he finds ways to kinda endorse them anyways.

For example, here we are the Friday after the election and interestingly enough Ryan wrote an editorial entitled “It was time for change in Coventry” -- endorsing the Coventry Democrats.

Most papers endorse candidates before the election.

I really don’t understand the intended purpose of this editorial. While Ryan does reluctantly concede the Republican Town Council held the line on taxes, he faults them for not spending enough. Ryan rattles off a list of things that went unfunded such as some sidewalks and of course money for the bottomless pit of education.

Now I have never met Ryan but I will wager he is no fool. I am guessing he is intelligent enough to realize that spending has a lot to do with how much taxes are. And yet reading this editorial you would think that government could spend as much as it wished, give everyone everything they asked for, -- and then somehow have no tax increase.

The editorial’s premise is that spending and stable taxes are not mutually exclusive.

But never mind that. What really bugs me is the other premise of this editorial which is that the Republicans should have done exactly what the Democrats would have done under the same situation.

Now why should they have done that?

I am reminded what former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour was of fond saying "the Republican Party is the conservative party and the Democrat Party is the liberal party".
Consider when the Coventry voter walked into the polls Tuesday he had a real choice. He could choose to re-elect the party that was thrifty or he could chose to vote for the party that was liberal with taxpayer money.

The voter picked the liberal party on Tuesday and now he will get those sidewalks, more money for education as well of lots and lots of other goodies which Ryan thinks is so important.

And voters will also get a tax increase. You can bet the ranch on that. That’s the trade-off and that’s the way it should be.

I am continually annoyed with media-liberals like Ryan who think that my party, the Republican, conservative party should be a replica, a mirror-image of the liberal Democrat party.

Why do we need two Democrat parties?

Isn't one liberal Democrat party enough?

Without real choices there is no point in having elections at all.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Who Won?

Congratulations to the winners of Tuesday’s election!

-- and my sincerest condolences to the taxpayers of Windham.

Your suffering never ends...

Saturday, November 03, 2007

John McCommas Selectmen Candidate

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