Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beware of Unclaimed Property Postcards? Maybe Not!

Friday, I received a postcard identical, down to the stamp but minus the post mark, to the one shown at the right.

Something about it seemed fishy, so, I did a little research and found, lo and behold, it is probably a scam!  Surprise, surprise!  But, then, maybe not. . .

According to the South Dakota Treasurer's Office;

"State Treasurer Rich Sattgast warns South Dakotans to ignore suspicious postcards labeled "Unclaimed Property Notification."

"These solid blue, green, yellow or orange cards with a Denver postmark have been sent to various states including South Dakota.

"These postcards are not from South Dakota's Unclaimed Property Division or by any other South Dakota state agency," said Sattgast.

"The cards tell recipients to call a toll-free number and enter in a personal identification number provided on the postcard. A recorded message then instructs the caller to search a website for unclaimed property.

Girl Grabs Gun as Man Tries to Break in; 80-Year-Old Scares Off Masked Robber

August 2016

17-year-old girl grabs gun when man tries to break into home
By Kendall Downing, Fox 59 (Indianapolis, IN)
17-year-old girl grabs gun when man tries to break into home
A 17-year-old girl in Franklin Township is safe after a scary brush with a burglar at her family’s home on Knapp Road Wednesday. Faith Shilkett was home alone around 2 p.m., when her dog Duke started barking. She walked out of her room and saw a man knocking on the front door…

80-Year-Old Scares Off Robber Who Wore Scream Mask
WLTX 19 (Camden, SC)
80-Year-Old Scares Off Robber Who Wore Scream Mask
Camden police say the 80-year-old owner of a laundromat was able to scare off a robber wearing a Halloween mask by firing his gun. The great-grandfather says he was sitting in his store Wednesday afternoon when the suspect entered the store wearing a mask from the movie "Scream" and all black…

Teen shoots burglar in leg with shotgun
KCBY-TV 11 CBS (Coos Bay, OR)
Teen shoots burglar in leg with shotgun
A teenager used a shotgun to shoot a burglar in his home. Police received a report of an attempted burglary at 8:21 a.m. Officials say the burglar entered the house while a 15-year-old was home. The burglar began looking for property to steal while the teen found a shotgun inside the residence…

Armed citizen holds would-be truck thief at gun point
By Matt Howerton, KOAT-TV 7 ABC (Albuquerque, NM)
Armed citizen holds would-be truck thief at gun point
An Albuquerque woman is facing a number of charges after she destroyed a man's yard while trying to steal his truck, authorities said. Eloi Saucedo, 61, found Shantelle Vierra trying to drive away in his Ford F-250 early Saturday. That's when Saucedo went inside and got his gun…

Man shot while reportedly robbing armed woman
By Fox 10 Staff, KSAZ-TV FOX 10 (Phoenix, AZ)
Man shot while reportedly robbing armed woman
Police say 23-year-old Carol Miracle fatally shot 27-year-old Frank Taylor near a convenience store. According to police, Miracle and other witnesses said Taylor had pointed a gun at Miracle's head during the attempted robbery and that she then drew her own handgun from a hip holster and shot him once…

Michigan: Victim fights back during attempted armed robbery, shooting one suspect
By Kasey Chronis, WNDU-TV 16 NBC (South Bend, IN)
Michigan: Victim fights back during attempted armed robbery, shooting one suspect
An armed robbery, turned shooting took an interesting turn Wednesday when the victim pulled his own weapon on the perpetrators. It happened around 4 p.m. on the west side of Harbor Towers, a residential building in the 200block of East Wall Street…
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Monday, August 22, 2016

Are Chickens an Endangered Species in Middletown?

Visiting my back stair
UPDATE:  This story has a happy ending!  Dan and Brenda moved the pen and are now in compliance with local health regulations!

Dear Editor,

My next door neighbors face the possibility of being forced to move their chicken coop and pen.  They have a meeting with the Health Dept. on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of an exception.

The only neighbor that would be affected by moving the coop (or leaving it in place), would be me.  Following is my letter in support of my neighbors.

I hope others will show their support, too.  Letters on their behalf can be sent  to joseph.havlicek@MiddletownCT.gov.



Re:       Chicken Coop

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m writing this letter on behalf of my neighbors, Brenda and Danny Smith, who live at 123 Main St..  (Not their real names or address.)

It is my understanding that they recently received a notice from the city Health Department concerning a chicken coop and pen that may be located in violation of city health regulations.

While I understand the good intentions of health and zoning regulations, they are often crafted by well-meaning people who have little or no practical experience in dealing with, or living with, certain things, such as farm animals, and tend to paint everything with the same broad brush; one size fits all.

The coop (and pen) in question boarders our mutual property line and is essentially just below my bedroom window. 

Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance Motorcycle Escort

Note:  A link to Richard Bixler and his wife Linda on the Talk of Connecticut with Brad Davis, talking about the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance is now at the bottom of this article.

August 22, 2016

 Contact: Peter Galgano
 (860) 604-7258                      


Riders will carry names of every Connecticut resident, lost so far, in the Global War on Terror

The Motorcade Will Travel an 18-Mile Route from Southington/Cheshire to West Hartford

Who:      · CT Friends of Veterans Wall Committee/Motorcyclists
What:    · Motorcycle Escort of the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance
When:    · Thursday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m.; Arrives at West Hartford Town Hall at 11 a.m.
Where:  · From The Home Depot Parking Lot, 1816 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington
                        (Next to Comfort Suites, 64 Knotter Dr., Cheshire), to the West Hartford Town Hall.
                        The motorcade route will be as follows: From the Home Depot, follow I-84 east to South Main St in West Hartford. Take exit 41 from I-84 east, turn left onto South Main Street and go to the West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.

This August 25-28th non-profit organization Rear Area Support Foundation Inc. (RASF) and the Connecticut Friends of Veterans, Inc. will Escort the Global War on Terror Wall of Remembrance traveling memorial and set it up for display at West Hartford’s Town Hall front lawn, 50 South Main Street, to honor all of our veterans, the families of our fallen and those presently serving our nation.

The Motorcyclists will assemble at the Home Depot Parking Lot, 1816 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike – CT 322, Southington/Cheshire, CT 06489 at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 25th. They will leave the parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and arrive at the West Hartford Town Hall front lawn at 11:00 a.m.


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This Week's Golden Jackass Award goes to . . . Angela Merkel

Uncommon Sense: 'Sure, Let's Hire All the Refugees'

At Uncommon Sense, the mind-numbingly stupid will find no refuge. The sky is blue. Water is wet. Look both ways when crossing the street. If you build it, they will come.

We don’t prey on people’s legitimate sensitivities, but we hunt for faux outrage - and whatever the heck “micro-aggressions” are supposed to be.

We’re going to Liberalville, and taking them to a place called reality!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

CCDL Annual Family Picnic August 27th at Boothe Memorial Park, Stratford

One Milwaukee Man Speaks Truth About Riots

It takes courage and conviction to speak the truth the way this young man does.  In doing so, he puts himself at risk of retaliation from the thugs of BLM.  Truth speakers are often attacked verbally, and physically; demonized as being a traitor or an Uncle Tom.  Good for Quinlan Bishop; he has the potential to do great things!  Editor

Sometimes it only takes one. One person to inspire people to listen to a voice of reason.

That is what I encountered when I watched a video posted to Fox 6 Milwaukee’s Brad Hicks Facebook page. Just a note: Good for Hicks for getting this video out to the public.
Hicks interviewed a young man named Quinlan Bishop., who had been out in the midst of the aftermath of the Milwaukee riots filming live for his own personal Facebook page.

Of course, I already agreed with everything Bishop was saying, but it was refreshing to see it broadcast in the media. Often, people are surprised when they hear the truth actually come out after a tragedy like the Milwaukee riots. However, a lot of members of the black community feel the way Bishop does.

But Bishop’s thoughts just happened to slip through the cracks of a sometimes porous and biased media, and the media get something they never intended or looked for.
“I’ve been watching it unfold,” said Bishop. “Been here recording on my phone ever since then,
Read the rest of the story, here on MRC TV.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cadena’s Campaign Strategy

Cadena’s Campaign Strategy Is To Talk To As Many Voters As Possible

by | Aug 19, 2016 5:30am 
CT News Junkie

Wander around downtown New Haven over the next few months and you might just bump into the man hoping to upset one of the most popular Connecticut politicians running for re-election this year.

Angel Cadena, the 35-year-old Marine corps veteran and Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, has a campaign strategy for defeating U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and it revolves mainly around face-to-face conversations between voters and himself.

“I’m using my motorcycle,” Cadena said. “I’m riding right up to people saying ‘Hey, I’m running for Congress, give me a shot. Give me consideration, at least.’ Especially, you know, a lot of liberals, a lot of independents, a lot of Democrats in the area they’re like ‘well, we usually vote for Rosa [DeLauro], but we’ll look into it.’ Or they tell me, they’re like ‘y’know what, she’s been in there too long, we’ll give you a shot.’”

It’s not a campaigning decision he made because he wanted to. Running against DeLauro has, for 16 years, been political suicide. No Republican challenger has earned more than 35 percent of the vote.
As a result, Cadena’s received little support from statewide Republican organizations, which view the district as firmly Democratic.

“For the most part, they’re like ‘thank you for running.’ They drop me in the water and let me do my own thing,” Cadena said. “That’s okay, because when I do that I’m always in charge. I don’t like people telling me what to do, and I don’t want people questioning me.”


Read the rest of this article in CT New Junkie:
(also in today's Middletown Press)

Read more about Angel in the Middletown Insider:

CT 3rd District Republicans Nominate Angel Cadena to Run Against Wealthy Elitist DeLauro

Man Behind Chicago Corruption Bust Shaking Up CT’s Liberal Stronghold


While Heavy Rain Floods Louisiana Towns, Obama Floods Louisiana With Racism

A member of the St. George Fire Department assists residents as they wade through floodwaters from heavy rains in the Chateau Wein Apartments in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Photo by: Gerald Herbert
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Obama offends Louisiana flood victims with memo warning them not to discriminate

President Obama has refused so far to survey the Louisiana flood disaster, but he did let state and local officials know that he's watching to make sure they don't engage in racial discrimination. In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging…

Abused 4-Year Old Thought Her Name Was 'Idiot'

This is so infuriating

Jennifer Denen, 30, and her boyfriend Clarence Reed, 47, have been charged with domestic battery, permitting abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor. Police officers in Hot Springs, Ark., became aware of the dangerous situation after receiving a tip from a staffer at the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center about a possible case of child abuse.

Authorities discovered Denen's four-year old daughter had been repeatedly abused by her boyfriend. The condition this child was found in is absolutely horrific. But to make it worse, it appears that the girl's mother never attempted to stop the abuse from happening.

Denen reportedly stood by while her boyfriend hit the young child with a “half-inch-thick wooden paddle” and zip-tied her to her own bed “to punish her for climbing the kitchen cabinets.”

Read the rest of the story, here on MRC TV.

Imprimis: The Next Supreme Court Justice

July/August 2016 • Volume 45, Number 7/8
The Next Supreme Court Justice
Scott Pruitt
Attorney General, State of Oklahoma
Scott Pruitt was elected Attorney General of Oklahoma in 2010. Prior to that, he served for eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate. A past president of the Republican Attorneys General Association, he established Oklahoma’s Federalism Unit to combat unwarranted regulation and overreach by the federal government. Mr. Pruitt received his B.A. from Georgetown College and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on June 30, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.
When Justice Antonin Scalia passed away this February, talk turned almost immediately to who would replace him—although in a large sense he is irreplaceable. Even those who disagreed with Justice Scalia acknowledge his profound impact. His scholarship and judicial opinions, through brilliance and wit, transformed how we think about the law and the Constitution. He inspired a generation of law students and lawyers. He provided a foundation for the work of judges and legislators, as well as attorneys general like myself. And all who knew him personally will attest that his brilliance was matched only by his warmth, cheer, and grace. He will be deeply missed. . . . continue reading

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Friday, August 19, 2016

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