|From Louder with Crowder|
Monday, February 19, 2018
Contributed by Bert Begin
Adolf Hitler wasn’t “right wing.” If you take nothing else from this post, just remember Hitler was a socialist. With terrible facial hair. There’s an easy way to remember it, too. NAZI stands for National Socialist German Workers‘ Party. Associate it with blunt mustaches.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018
|The direction we are headed.|
All is not lost. Yet.
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(Part one dealt with some of the not-so-positive changes our town has gone through over the last several decades. It can be seen, here. (Part two discussed what other cities have done to develop and capitalize on their waterfronts. It can be seen, here.)
What sort of attractions might we offer visitors?
|Glass furnace. Photo by author|
There are craftsmen and artisans, here, too and given the right environment, they can be courted, and others from around the region, to set up shop along our creekfront.
There could be, like in Provincetown, glass blowers and blacksmiths. Horses are a large part of our local heritage. People, especially "city folks", might find it fascinating to see a horse being shod. The late Bill Thompson had a tack shop out on Wildwood Rd. It was interesting to watch him create his leather work, from belts to saddlery.
There is an increased Amish influence in Fayette County. They are a very talented and creative people. There baked goods and foodstuffs are in demand and Amish made furniture is quite desirable. Shops where people can watch these and other things being made will attract visitors.
|Photo from Only in Your State|
A heated greenhouse in operation year round might provide fresh flowers, herbs and produce to visitors and local businesses.
|Photo from The Morris Agency|
Roaming jugglers, mimes, and mariachi or bluegrass bands (for example) are popular, everywhere.
|Corning Fountain, Bushnell Park, Hartford CT|
We too, can build bridges across our creek that are architecturally pleasing to the eye. Perhaps arched brick with alcoves to accommodate lantern lights.
Today, there is an abandoned trestle crossing Paint Creek behind the Blue Lions football field. The railroad being an important part of our heritage, this bridge should be preserved. It will need a few safety enhancements, but that is all.
TRUMP PENCE WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
BROWARD COUNTY TRAGEDY
On Wednesday, a Broward County Florida High School came under attack in a shooting rampage that resulted in the deaths of 17 innocent victims and numerous other injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire Broward County community. As President Trump said in response to the news: “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
Did you know that it took only one year to build the Empire State Building? A remarkable engineering achievement! Today, major infrastructure projects for bridges, tunnels, roadways, and more can take up to ten years just to get permits! And our infrastructure is critical for our growing economy. That’s why President Trump unveiled a sweeping plan this week to modernize America’s infrastructure, and called on Congress to deliver a plan that will: Promote state, local and private sector investments; Allow local officials to make the decisions; Invest 50 billion dollars in Rural America; Eliminate red tape to limit the permit process to no more than two years; And invest in America’s most important asset: our people.
FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND DIGNITY
Lumaj For CT is proud to announce the endorsements of two local Republican officials today. Lumaj gained the endorsements of Southington Town Councilman William Dziedzic and Southington Board of Finance Member Tony Morrison. Team Lumaj is excited to have the support of conservative leaders in the Town of Southington . We look forward to working with them as we work to create a #FreshStart4CT in 2018!
William Dziedic, Councilman, Town of Southington
"I support Peter for Governor because I think some very tough and potentially unpopular decisions need to be made with respect to where our State is financially. I think he has the courage to make these decisions and not be afraid to upset the status quo."- Councilman William Dziedic
Tony Morrison, Board of Finance, Town of Southington
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Southington, CT – Peter Lumaj, Conservative Republican for Governor, hit back against the Malloy Administration's "imminent deal" to bailout the City of Hartford this morning. Lumaj stated that "This move is irresponsible and places an undue burden on the backs of taxpayer's in cities and towns who are able to manage their finances properly. This is an attempt, by Malloy, to punish successful towns and redistribute wealth to his political allies."
Lumaj continued, "When the state rewards the reckless spending and carelessness of city politicians, it keeps failed leadership in place for another generation. Constantly bailing out Hartford creates systematic failure - and we simply cannot afford to do it. The state needs to force Hartford residents to come face-to-face with their own financial reality. The reality is, failed liberal Democrat policies and payouts are dismantling self reliance and it is in turn destroying our inner cities. These decisions are prolonging cycles of failure and poverty."
"We need to create a fresh start for Connecticut. We can save our inner cities by creating an environment for economic growth and investment. This starts with tax cuts reigning in the size, scope and cost of government and then prioritizing our spending. It's time to stop putting band aids on our problems and address them for what they are. As Governor, it will be my job to fight for each and every citizen of this great state, but I will NOT reward failure."
Printed as a public service.
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