Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Republicans Must Unite

Republican candidates and voters need to get it together long before the August primary.  Candidates need to pow wow and the weaker ones need to drop out. Voters need to coalesce around a single candidate.   Otherwise, we will have a repeat of the 2014 debacle.
This we cannot afford!  Peter Lumaj and Joe Markley will have a great deal of influence in this.  Voters need to listen to them and follow their lead, even if it means holding their noses and voting for someone other than their first choice.
For the first time in decades, (if not ever) there is a chance for Republicans to take the House, Senate and Governor's office.  Yes, I believe in principal; I also believe in pragmatism.  
If Boughton is on the ticket, tens of thousands of Republican voters will not vote for him and many of those voters may not go to the poll, at all, making it more likely that Democrats will keep control of the House and/or Senate and the governorship.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Meet and Greet With Matt Corey for Senate and Other Candidates for State Wide Office, May 6th

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Join me for a meet and greet in Cromwell! Learn more about my vision and plan to better serve Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. You will also have an opportunity to meet many of Connecticut’s gubernatorial and statewide office candidates. $40 suggested donation per person.

Sunday, May 6 at 1 PM - 4 PM
51-14 Shunpike Rd, Cromwell, Connecticut 06416

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Merriam-Webster Word of the Day - Anathema

April 28, 2018
anathema Audio pronunciation
noun | uh-NATH-uh-muh  
one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority

someone or something intensely disliked or loathed — usually used as a predicate nominative
a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication

the denunciation of something as accursed

a vigorous denunciation : curse

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Did You Know?
From a historical perspective, anathema can be considered a one-word oxymoron. When it first appeared in English in the 1500s, it was used to refer to something accursed. Shortly thereafter, however, people also began to use it to refer to something consecrated to divine use—generally a good thing. Why the contradiction?

Prasad for Governor Campaign Gains Momentum As CTGOP Convention Approaches

Prasad’s winning message and tireless work ethic is resonating with convention delegates

GLASTONBURY, Connecticut – The Prasad for Governor Campaign continues to build critical momentum as the CTGOP nominating convention approaches. Prasad’s common-sense conservative message is resonating with Republican delegates all across Connecticut.

Prasad has attended over 350 campaign events in every corner of the state from Greenwich to Thompson, spreading his message of revival and prosperity across Connecticut to delegates and voters alike. Voters are excited about Prasad’s bold plan to control taxes and reduce spending – including introducing zero-based budgeting to Hartford.

Prasad was the first candidate of either party to announce his candidacy for Governor, and was the first candidate of either party to raise the necessary CEP qualifying funds. Prasad has raised over $258,000 from nearly 3,000 donors, and true to his conservative bona fides, has spent less than 30% of his war chest to date, putting him in a strong position to enter the primary campaign on a solid financial footing.

To learn more about Prasad and his campaign for Governor and to join his team, visit
P.O. Box 975
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 430-4611
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Manchester Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that
LUQMAN GOTTI, formerly known as Timothy Pennington, 37, of Manchester, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with receiving and soliciting child pornography.

GOTTI appeared this morning before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in Hartford.  GOTTI has been in state custody since November 13, 2017, when he was arrested on related state charges.

According to the criminal complaint, on June 14, 2017, GOTTI and a 13-year-old boy were communicating through the Kik messaging application after GOTTI responded to an ad the boy had posted on Craigslist.  After the boy informed GOTTI that he was 14 years old, GOTTI asked the boy for pictures and sent the boy a sexually explicit image.  In return, the boy sent sexually explicit pictures himself to GOTTI.  Later in the conversation, GOTTI told the boy “I already went to jail over a 14 year old not trying to go through that again.”  GOTTI then asked the boy for more sexually explicit pictures.  In response, the boy sent GOTTI another sexually explicit photograph and video of himself.

The complaint further alleges that GOTTI has a prior felony conviction under the name Timothy Pennington in the state of Connecticut for second degree sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.  According to the complaint, GOTTI legally changed his name from Timothy Pennington.

John Pistone’s 2018 Candidacy for United States Congress 5th Congressional District Seat as a Republican Candidate

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After carefully deliberating and discussing my candidacy with my family, I have decided to pursue a run for the United States Congress in the 5th Congressional District of Connecticut.  I have been urged to do so by many of my supporters I met while collecting signatures in my prior campaign runs.  The encouragement to run again and the support I have received have been overwhelming. My supporters have urged me to run saying things like:
  • “This is your moment, now is the time.”
  • “Our District needs the leadership of an unapologetic Conservative.”
  • “We do not need more “Rhinos” (Republicans in name only) or Beltway Elitists, or Progressive Republicans.”
  • “What we really need is more Conservative Candidate like you.”
Connecticut needs a strong Conservative who is not part of the political establishment; someone that is not jaded or swayed by party politics or content with the status quo. Our district needs someone who is willing to put the interest of the American people and our country first.  It is time for us to allow civil engagement to win over “the get nothing done political favoritism” that our politics both locally and nationwide seems to be steeped in.  It’s time to put an end to the insider politics that has resulted in chronic losing in the 5th Congressional District. It’s time to have a representative of the people, who won’t just make empty promise. It’s time for people to win out over politics.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Senator Hwang - Two weeks left…two different visions for CT

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President Trump - Week 66: US & FRANCE – UNBREAKABLE


This week, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House, marking the first official State Visit of the Trump Presidency. During the visit, President Trump led bilateral meetings with President Macron and the French delegation to address issues of major importance, including Syria, the Iran nuclear deal, and trade between our two countries.

This week, the Democrats tried to block the nomination of Mike Pompeo as the Secretary of State in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Fortunately, the committee ultimately approved the measure to move on for a vote in the full Senate. Later in the week, the Senate voted and confirmed this important nomination of our top diplomat. President Trump, however, is condemning obstructionist Democrats for slow-walking his nominations of highly qualified candidates for sensitive positions in his administration. The President hopes for new measures in the near future to clear this unprecedented and partisan-driven backlog of his nominations in the U.S. Senate.

The Old Farmers Almanac - Growing Sweet Corn from Sowing to Harvest

Growing Sweet Corn from Sowing to Harvest

Sweet corn is very satisfying to grow at home, but the real prize lies in cooking up the cobs as soon as possible after harvest for a super-sweet treat.

Growing Sweet Corn from Sowing to Harvest

Corn that’s had to travel miles to get to your plate will be past its peak, but cobs that have been picked in your own garden just minutes before cooking deliver a real punch of super sweet taste.
In this short video we show you how to grow super sweet corn, from sowing and planting to knowing exactly when it’s time to harvest for the sweetest, tastiest cobs.

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Sexual Assault Aboard Aircraft - Raising Awareness About a Serious Federal Crime

Imagery and text from awareness poster cautioning the public to Be Air Aware and that sexual assault on an aircraft is a federal crime.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the FBI is taking that opportunity to alert the public about a serious federal crime that is on the rise: sexual assault aboard aircraft.

Compared to the tens of millions of U.S. citizens who fly each year, the number of in-flight sexual assault victims is relatively small, “but even one victim is unacceptable,” said FBI Special Agent David Gates, who is based at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and regularly investigates these cases. “We are seeing more reports of in-flight sexual assault than ever before,” he said.

Sexual assault aboard aircraft—which usually takes the form of unwanted touching—is a felony that can land offenders in prison. Typically, men are the perpetrators, and women and unaccompanied minors are the victims. “But at LAX,” Gates said, “we have seen every combination of victim and perpetrator.”

In fiscal year 2014, 38 cases of in-flight sexual assault were reported to the FBI. In the last fiscal year, that number increased to 63 reported cases. “It’s safe to say that many incidents occur that are not reported,” said Gates, one of the FBI’s many airport liaison agents assigned to the nearly 450 U.S. aviation facilities that have passenger screening operations regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). In larger airports such as LAX, multi-agency task forces are on location to investigate a variety of criminal and national security matters, from sexual assaults to terrorism and espionage.

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