Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours 

we wish you a 

Happy & Safe Thanksgiving 

Hope that you are enjoying the

 Blessings of a bountiful year


#nq

 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Veterans Day 2016: Silent Night

Veterans Day 2016: Silent Night 

a musical tribute 

for the men and women 

who are fighting to protect us here at home 

so that we can have our freedoms and peace


#nq

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Why were there UnContested Races in CT in 2016?

I originally wrote this post in 2016 but have you noticed any changes to speak of in CT Politics?

Have the RTCs dedicated themselves towards actually doing some things differently? 

Maybe even starting with the leadership of those RTCs; is there stagnation or a general malaise due to needing to update the local party with new ideas?

Have the campaigns started working TOGETHER instead of only working with "the sure winner" as an attempt to grow the party in CT like is being done in other parts of the country?

Below is what I originally wrote in 2016... are things improving as we look ahead to next week and next year?


It is true there are too many UnContested Races in CT's General Assembly this year & in years past & if things do not change this will be the future as well...

The July 21st article in the Hartford Courant  http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-ed-too-many-ct-seats-uncontested-0721-20160720-story.html

points out that "due to apathy" & "lack of leadership" seats are going uncontested during a year when there should be not only full ballots but also high voter turnout since it is a presidential election year

Copied & pasted from the article 
"What a shame, then, that more than 25 percent of the House seats will go unchallenged by a major-party candidate, along with four seats in the Senate."

& also this from the article
16 Democrats will run unopposed by a Republican, nearly all of them incumbents, according to preliminary information from the secretary of the state's office. "

Shame on the local party leadership for not running full tickets; 
but also shame on the cities & towns people that have not stepped up to run for office.

"We the People" means that each citizen has a responsibility to take some small part in running the country;
That means not just showing up once every couple of years to vote a party line without knowing what the issues are but attending town & even state level meetings at the town halls & state capitol.

What are You going to do to change the "defeatist" attitude that is running rampant in our state?

What are You going to do to help #FlipTheGeneralAssembly ?









Election Night - SNL 2016

Just had to share this video as we head into the final hours of election day 2018 Have a laugh while the votes are being counted, yes we ...