LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Progressive Soup July 29 2009 broadcast
Time: 2:10 PM
Less than half of Republicans believe Obama was born in the U.S.
Time: 10:49 AM
The extremists portion of the GOP, which we in the area associate with hate-mongers, xenophobic politicians, racist email senders, and bigoted talk show hosts who advocate killing immigrants, have officially transformed the Republican Party into the party of hatred.
Less than half of Republicans believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States of America, a new public opinion poll finds.
Only 42 percent of Republican respondents in a Research 2000 survey, conducted for the liberal website Daily Kos, said they thought Obama was a natural born citizen; 28 percent said they did not believe Obama was born in the United States; 30 percent said they were not sure.
The responses, which were gathered after several prominent conservative media personalities fed suspicion that Obama was unconstitutionally holding office, show the extent to which the conspiracy has taken hold in the GOP.
One only needs to listen to the right-wing noise machine to see why the GOP transformed itself into an extremist political group.
CT Congress 04: 24 hours
Time: 6:07 PM
In honor of the recent recruiting failures of the GOP, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee issued a release that documents the Republcian Party's last 24 hours.
"There are people proactively coming to us. We are doing far less recruiting and more catching."-- NRCC chairman Pete Sessions, talking about the strong recruiting environment for Republicans, at a pen-and-pad briefing today.” [Politico, July 29, 2009]
“Republicans' hopes of ousting freshman Democrat Jim Himes in Connecticut 's 4th District suffered a serious blow, as heavily recruited GOP state legislator John McKinney has taken himself out of the running.”
[CQ Politics, 7/30/09]
Reason #1234232 why Jean Natale is the WORSE City Clerk EVER
Time: 12:35 PM
While I'll file my report on the "interesting" Republican Town Committee caucus at a later time, this latest example of stupidity from our lovely City Clerk Jean Natale had to be told.
After the caucus was over, seeing that I brought a remote lighting equipment which required a half an hour to cool down, a gleefully walked around the gallery area of the Palace Theater (to the discomfort of just about everyone in the place) when I noticed that the candidates were organizing for a group photograph. Since I was planning on doing a write-up on the event for the News-Times, I decided to get in position to take a photograph (for purposes of explaining where the unfortunate incident between yours truly and Jean Natale took place, using a photograph I shot at the Palace earlier this year, the area in red is where everything went down).
...that's when our City Clerk showed her true self.
Seeing that I no problem exposing Natale's outrageous incompetence with the public, you would think that since the worst City Clerk in the history of Danbury would stay far away from someone like me.
...but again, as you'll see, when talking about Jean Natale, where talking about an individual who's not playing with a full deck.
While standing on the floor in position for the photograph of the candidates (who were at the time standing on the stairs, with no one to the right of left of me, I was surprised as some moron stiff armed me from behind. As the person walked by to join the other candidates on the stairs, I noticed that the moron was no other than Jean Natale.
Gleeming with pleasure with stiff arming me, I couldn't help but shake my head while Natale made an ass out of herself as she made childish gestures for her friend's camera. Looking at Natale (and wondering if she started throwing back glasses her favorite wine early), I couldn't help but wonder this idiot would go out of her way to physically hit me knowing that I'll write the incident on this blog?
Then I realized, we're talking about someone who's (for a lack of using a better word) an idiot.
From showing her solidarity with the most hostile element of the anti-immigrant community, screaming at the mayor at the top of her voice, to verbally attacking members of the public, Natale's latest example of stupidity further highlights Natale's mental instability and professional incompetence.
This November, now more than ever, think before you vote.
Lagging behind AGAIN
Time: 2:08 PM
Sorry for the delay but I've been VERY busy traveling to various political caucuses in the area. I'm in the middle of processing over 5 hours of video I shot so things are moving kind of slow but I'll get up to speed soon.
From Jean Natale's latest idiotic episode (really, really, really stupid), serious quesitons surrounding the Republcian nominee for Town Clerk, and highlights of Mayor Boughton "Politics Over People" spin, distort, and smear machine in action, to less than good news regarding the state of the city that's being placed under the carpet, details into people within Mayor Boughton's camp who are in serious trouble with the law, this site will pick up stream soon.
And there's that thing about the xenophobe who was arrested for first-degree sexual assault...but I'll dig into that later.
Fear of a black president
Time: 2:05 PM
Seen enough? Good, now fight back.
Bethel Democrats rally behind board of selectmen ticket
Time: 4:18 PM
There is a consensus among those who follow politics in the Greater Danbury that the race for selectmen in Bethel is the election to watch in the area.
With many speculating that 2009 is the year where Democrats take back control of Danbury's next door neighbor, I decided to take a trip to the annual Bethel DTC picnic to chat with First Selectman candidate Matt Kickerbocker, and find out why everyone is excited with the slate of candidates on the Democratic ticket.
For more info on the Bethel Democrats, visit their website at www.betheltoday.com
HatCityBLOG MUSIC CLUB: New Hope Baptist Church
Time: 5:51 PM
What would Sunday be without a little gospel music from the best choir in Danbury...
AUDIO (Hi-Fi mp3):
VIDEO: Rev Al Sharpton visits New Hope Baptist Church.
LOCAL ACCESS: Rev. Ivan Pitts interview on Ideas at Work and Beyond.
LOCAL ACCESS VIDEO: Progressive Soup July 23 2009 broadcast
Time: 11:02 AM
Guests: Lynn Taborsak and Carl Tichler, Unitarian Univeralists Church
Time: 10:32 AM
City resident John Ross, who lives uphill from the property on Elm Street, said while most neighbors are surprised something hasn't happened sooner on the property, he's willing to be patient.
"Miracles don't happen overnight," he said, adding that he moved to the city in 1963. "The city has improved 110 percent since I first moved here. It's the best I've every seen it."
1. When Mayor Boughton gives BRT a seven year multi-million tax deferral (the first time the city of Danbury has given a tax deferral to a RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPER in the history of the city) AND BRT goes back on their word, and spit in the face of the Common Council, you better believe miracles can happen...a miracle in the form of BRT cleaning up the mess they creates in demolishing the Amphenol building!
2. If the current Danbury is the best John Ross has seen since he's moved here in 1963, then this guy drank so much of the mayor's Kool-Aid that he's overdosed. I mean really, this guy lives a stone throw away from an abandoned downtown area with streets that are overflowed with traffic, irresponsible development, increase in the nmumber of homeless and umemployed people (several of whom are veterans).
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