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Community Forum 04.15.09 broadcast

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Time: 3:57 PM

Host: John Gogliettino
Guests: Barry Miller: Kitchen and Bathroom Design / Lynne Persan, Building Designs LLC

Top ten most offensive teabagger signs

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 2:04 PM

(via HuffPost)


I guess the teabaggers couldn't help themselves from showing their true nature...

The totals are in...

Time: 10:46 AM

...and it's official, David Cappiello has proven, without a shadow of a doubt, that 1350935.64 dollars worth of lawn signs (or misleading the public by attempting to link Chris Murphy to James Galante) WON'T help you win you the election...not even in your hometown.

McLachlan and the teabaggers

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Time: 8:46 PM

One of many disturbing images from today's teabagging rally at the Capitol

Take a wild guess at the State Senator who had SO much time on his hands that he pulled a photo-op stunt at the Extreme Right Wing Love Fest teabagging follies today at the Capitol.

Instead of doing his job, once again the incompetent State Senator Mike McLachlan did what he does best...shameless promoting of himself by making sure that his face in front of many camera as possible. No wonder he's one of the most disliked lawmakers among his peers...both Democrat and Republican.

...is it 2010 yet?

20090416__teatpartypost~1_300SIDENOTE:Pauline Basso likes teabagging...who knew?

I mean really, one day she's a email forwarding xenophobic bigot, the next day she's a teabagger who ironically supported the political party that a) screwed up the economy, b) ran this country into a record deficit (in record time), c) offered tax breaks to the rich while the middleclass (a.k.a MOST people who attended the teabagging follies) paid the price.

And oh yeah, I guess the former disgraced minority leader didn't get the memo that she'll be receiving a TAX BREAK under the Obama tax plan...but she's really not that bright anyway.

In honor of her and the other whiners who LOST the November election, this refresher video is for you.

Trust me, the sheep handlers of this sham of an event fooled no one but the sheep.

The follow-up

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Time: 12:54 PM

As a follow-up to the Danbury pilot who played a role in assisting a passenger in the landing of a plane in Florida, here's Fox61's interview with Kari Sorensen.

About those border tolls...

Monday, April 13, 2009
Time: 1:00 PM

Well, you can just about kiss that idea good-bye... for now.
Transportation bills, including one seeking a study of electronic tolls at state borders, face difficult passage this session as key legislative committees rule out most new spending in the budget crisis.

"Generally anything that has a large fiscal note that isn't in the budget now doesn't have much of a chance of getting out of our committee," said state Rep. John Geragosian, D-New Britain, chairman of the Appropriations Committee.

The Transportation Committee asked for a study of how tolls would affect towns on the state border, but the Department of Transportation would need $500,000 to complete it, said state Sen. Donald DeFronzo, D-New Britain, chairman of the Transportation Committee. Money for the study was not included in a budget approved by the Appropriations Committee last week.

Honestly, with the state facing a budget crisis, this proposal (which included the state forking over 500,000 dollars for "study" from the DOT, didn't stand a chance in seeing the light of day and people at the State Capitol knew this from moment one.

The prospect of tolls on the borders gave me the inspiration to do a larger post on the history of roads in the greater Danbury area...which would shed light on why installing tolls on the CT/NY border is beyond idiotic. I'll probably have that report ready sometime in May...

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

Plaintiffs request declaratory relief, damages and attorneys fees.



Danbury Area Coalition for the Rights of Immigrants v.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
3:06-cv-01992-RNC ( D. Conn. )

(02.25.08) Court docket

(10.24.07) Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Emergency Motion for Protective Order

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