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When it comes to racist intent, GOP State Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor makes the case for Gov. Malloy

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 4:33 PM

UPDATE: The Connecticut Democratic Party released the following statement regarding State Rep. Buck-taylor's offensive remarks.

The Connecticut Democratic Party is calling on State Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor to apologize after she used a sponsored Facebook post last night to misrepresent and spread fear about Governor Malloy's Second Chance Society initiative.

Rep. Buck-Taylor's post is the latest in a string of attacks against the legislation intended to stir up fear. In March, she put out a press release outlining her opposition, in which she implied her support of Connecticut's current "three strikes" and mandatory minimum laws, which disproportionately impact people and communities of color.

"This is a deplorable attempt to blatantly misrepresent the impacts of legislation which will make our communities safer. It's time for Representative Buck Taylor to stop distorting the truth and apologize for her offensive comment." - Leigh Appleby, Connecticut Democratic Party spokesman.

Also, who paid to sponsor Rep. Buck-Taylor's Facebook post? Was it a blatant political attack paid for at taxpayer expense?

"To treat those folks differently because they live in those communities is patently unfair and if not racist in intent, is racist in its outcome...”

*Gov Malloy on opposition to the elmination of drug-free zones that resulted in the mass incarceration of people who reside in urban communities.

By now, you've read of heard about the latest round of phony outrage from the Michelle Bachman of Connecticut House Minority Leader Themis Klardies regarding remarks from Gov. Dan Malloy in which he CORRECTLY decribed those who support our state's drug-free zone policy as "if not racist in intent, is racist in its outcome."

Well, at least when it comes to streotypical racist rhetoric from the state GOP, yesterday in a sponsored post on Facebook, New Milford State Rep. Cecilia Buck-Taylor pretty much made the case for the governor.

I guess when it come to inciteful rhetoric from within the State GOP, State Sen. Mike McLachlan has some real competition!

State Rep. Arconti does Face the State

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Time: 2:34 PM

On Sunday, State Rep. David Arconti, along with fellow Republican State Rep Jesse MacLachlan of Westbrook, made an appearance on WFSB's Face the State to discuss several proposals that are coming up for consideration at the State Capitol...including border tolls.

WFSB 3 Connecticut

Sandy Hook two years later...

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Time: 8:21 AM

The video from Senator Chris Murphy tells the story...

Danbury's longest running dishonest mayor hints at running for governor in 2018

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 9:05 AM

After another round of horrific loses, last night, members of the Republican State Central Committee gathered to access their poor showing at the polls...and behind closed doors (meeting was closed to the press), Danbury's longest running dishonest part-time mayor gave a strong indication that he'll run for governor again in 2018.

The Hartford Courant's Daniela Altimari has the details.

Members of the Republican State Central Committee met Wednesday night in Manchester to review the 2014 election and discuss the party's future.

The meeting was closed to the press but one person in the room said "multiple" members of the state central committee lavished praise on Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, a potential 2018 gubernatorial candidate.


In addition to looking back, party members also looked ahead. Boughton was lauded repeatedly, with several members apologizing to him for their lack of support, according to the source, who asked not to be identified.

Boughton has said he may run for governor in four years.

Critics of the mayor have repeatedly stated that Boughton is more interested in using his title as Mayor to promote his bid for Governor...and seems like they might have a point.

Food for thought as we approach next year's municipal election season.

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Friday, November 21, 2014
Time: 7:04 PM

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Cotswold denied AGAIN

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 10:31 AM

When are they going to give up?
The city's Planning Commission on Wednesday night denied a controversial 41-unit condominium development in the woods northwest of Danbury High School. The proposal was voted down 2-1 after neighbors raised concerns that the development would increase traffic congestion and worsen the flooding of Padanaram Brook. The project by Cotswold of Danbury proposed ranch-style condominiums clustered on 20 acres of the oblong 74-acre property. The remaining 54 acres -- much of it wetlands -- was to be given to Danbury as open space. Although the plan to cluster the units on the southern end of the property represented much less development than the 114-lot subdivision that was approved in the 1970s, neighbors have remained alarmed. The development was expected to add about 400 car trips each day to neighborhood roads. The plans drew scores of objections from neighbors on East Gate Road and Clapboard Ridge Road, south and west of the property. Objection to development of the property dates to 1974, when the city approved a 114-lot subdivision that was started but never completed. Remnants of the abandoned project, including overgrown roadbeds, cracked and eroding concrete slabs, overgrown storm drain swales and catch basins clogged with sediment and tree debris, remain on the site.

Why do Mark Boughton and the Danbury GOP hate women?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 11:08 AM

You have to wonder what was going through the mind of Mark Boughton and his ilk at the Danbury Republican Town Committee as they prepare for their lovefest with one of the most divisive, iditoic members of the Tea Party, the nortorious Allen West.

By giving their blessing to the former Congressional clown from Florida, it's safe to assume that Boughton and the party of hatred and deceit are in agreement with West's attitude towards women.

RAW STORY: Allen West slams female soldiers: Why aren’t women in the NHL?

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Thursday dismissed women in combat as a “foray” into an “equality trip.”

The Department of Defense recently lifted its prohibition on women serving in combat positions. The military is expected to open 230,000 new positions to women.

“I have to tell you, if this is the case, then why do we have separate hockey leagues?” West said on CNN. “Women should be out there playing ice hockey with the guys in the NHL. We should not have a WNBA. I can’t shoot a three-pointer, but there are ladies who could certainly take me to the hoop. Maybe they should be competing with Kobe Bryant.”

The former congressman and Iraq veteran blasted the “social experiment” earlier in the day on his Facebook page, suggesting that women could not be as effective soldiers as men. He warned that opening front-line positions to women “could potentially lead to the demise of our military.”

“GI Jane was a movie and should not be the basis for a policy shift,” he wrote on Facebook. “I know Martha McSally, have known women who are Apache and Cobra helicopter pilots, and served with women who were MPs, but being on the ground and having to go mano y mano in close combat is a completely different environment.”

THINK PROGRESS: Allen West: Liberal Women Are ‘Neutering American Men’

Last week, Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West (R-FL) addressed his base at a Women Impacting Nation (WIN) meeting in Boca Raton, FL. WIN’s mission is to “educate and equip women with knowledge of God’s truth” and “to support those who take a stand for those Judeo-Christian values upon which our country is founded.” West used examples of “historical fiction” to instruct attendees on the proper role for American women — namely, to make strong men.

West first weaved the ancient society of Sparta — a culture that practiced eugenics and inspired Adolf Hitler — into an example of the role of women. “What made the Spartan men strong, it was the Spartan women,” he said. “Because the Spartan women at the age of nine gave up their male sons” to train for the army. West then exulted conservative women to come forth and “lock shields” to “strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you.” Painting women’s rights advocates as “women that have been neutering American men,” West charged attendees to fight these apparent castrators who want to force male subservience:

WEST: We need you to come in and lock shields, and strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you. To let these other women know on the other side — these planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women that have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient. That’s what we need you to do. Because if you don’t, then the debt will continue to grow…deficits will continue to grow.

...and then there's this gem.
So, what’s really in Allen West’s mind when it comes to women?

A letter handwritten by West and addressed to his wife during his tour as Army lieutenant colonel in Iraq in 2003 could provide an insight.

The missive, exclusively obtained by Gossip Extra, shows in details about how West feels about, and what he wants to do with, Dr. Angela West, his wife and a doctor in education who sits as a trustee on the board of Florida Atlantic University.

Gossip Extra has chosen to withhold publication of the letter because of its nature.

But in it Allen West, who wrote it days before he became entangled in an incident of torture that cost him his military career, shows himself to be a romantic at times, telling Angela: “I miss you and cannot wait to see you.”

He humbly tells her that, although he doesn’t compare physically to the male models of the movie Soul Food, he will always do his best to always be “a clean cut, healthy and affectionate man!”

At other times, the Christian conservative tea party candidate – who’s running for a district that stretches along the coast from Palm Beach Gardens to Fort Pierce – gets a little more, shall we say, daring!

The congressman proceeds tells his wife he expects certain intimate acts upon his return that will be “the standard and it is non-negotiable.”

He tells her: “From now on, you will wear two-piece swim suits when on vacations.”

Then: “Angela, I need to know, are you committed to being my porn star?

“I do not want to hear ‘no’ or ‘we’ll see about that.’ I want my fantasies to be with you. God has authorized you and you only as my partner for intimacy and that is what I want.”

And he signs off: “Get ready!”

You can read West's alleged letter here...needless to say that this is rather NSFW.

Given our dishonest mayor's attitude towards alleged "infatuated" women, I guess Allen West and Mark Boughton are a match made in heaven.

...more to come.

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