Thursday, August 25, 2016

Minority Entrepreneur Program Seeks New Class, Meeting For Interested Candidates 8/31

Year-Long Minority Entrepreneurship Program Seeks 
New Class: Mandatory Meeting For Interested 
Candidates to be held on Aug. 31


Side Street Class 19
Side Street to Main Street Grad Ceremony April 19, 2016
(Middletown, CT) Chairman Gregory Shook of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce announced that the Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program is now accepting candidates for the Fall 2016 - Winter 2017 class. The Side Street to Main Street Business & Leadership Development Program is a one year long entrepreneurial and business development course, with a rigorous curriculum, designed to assist minority small business owners in the community, who have not had formal business training, to become more successful by developing the attitudes, skills and qualities necessary for effective business ownership, and success, taking them from the Side Street to the Main Street of the business community. The program, now entering its 20th year is free for all accepted candidates thanks to the support of Aetna Inc., which has supported the program since its inception in 1997.

To participate, all interested candidates must attend the Mandatory Program Orientation and Application Submission Meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, 393 Main Street, Middletown, CT. The program’s first class is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

The Clinton Crime Family

Photo: Daily Caller
While the following has been widely circulated and attributed to Krauthammer, there is some reason to doubt that claim, as reported by Snopes. 

However, Charles does speak about the Clinton Foundation with Sandra Smith at Fox News, as reported by Real Clear Politics, where he says, "They had $50 million in travel expenses, and this is supposed to be a charity. It was not a charity. It was a sort of headquarters of Clinton Inc."

Also, in this article from 2015 in The Daily Caller, Krauthammer does tell Bill O'Reilly that the Clinton Foundation is “gigantic access influence machine.”

As well, the New York Post reports, "The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month."

That being said, I've followed the matter of the Clinton Crime Family for some time, and know the assertions related below, to be accurate.
Charles Krauthammer on Clinton Mafia?

Recently, Charles Krauthammer alluded that he had no doubt some of the 30k emails Hillary deleted from her private e-mail server very likely had references to the Clinton Foundation, which would be illegal and a conflict of interest.

The Clinton Foundation is "organized crime" at its finest.

Here is a good, concise summary of how the Clinton Foundation works as a tax free international money laundering scheme. It may eventually prove to be the largest political criminal enterprise in U.S. History.

Roots in Ripon - Echoes of Boot Camp, Part One

Photo: Derek Huether

Roots in Ripon
Chuck Roots
22 August 2016

Echoes of Boot Camp

Even though it has been nearly fifty years since I joined the United States Marine Corps, the memories, shared experiences with my fellow recruits, and the era in which we joined are a permanent part of me. It was October of 1969 and I was off to MCRD San Diego. For the uninitiated, MCRD is the acronym for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, better known simply as Boot Camp. Parris Island, the East Coast boot camp, is perhaps better known to the public.

On the lighter side of recruit training, I thought I’d share some of my memories which echo yet in my mind, validating the adage, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine.” The young men which comprised Platoon 2193 are yet in my thoughts nearly every day. I see their faces, though their names more frequently escape me. That’s when I open my boot camp book and revisit these men from my long ago past. I have been successful in part in connecting with a number of these 65 guys who shared the rigors and trials necessary so we could claim the title of United States Marine. Joe Harden and Larry McEntire have stayed friends all these years. I’ll have more to say about them later.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

This Week's "American Political Zone " - Slavery in the World, Today - Including in the United States

The American Political Zone - A Political Commentary on Current Events
from August 17th

Featuring Daria Novak, 2nd District Congressional Candidate and President of the Institute for American Politics, and Frank Vernuccio, New York Analysis Policy and Government, The American Political Zone is now a regular feature in the Middletown Insider.

One of the best political discussion programs you can find, our hosts possess a vast knowledge of current affairs and they share this with us in a lively and interesting fashion.
Today's guests are Herb Stupp and Nelly Niyonzim, the topics are:

Segment one:  The public's mistrust of government and media, how statistics are viewed, the real unemployment and inflation rates, Social Security cost of inflationary living allowances, the administration's block of COLA for military members, how the media has lost its objectivity, the transfer of internet control from the United States to an international body and the release of GITMO prisoners.

Segment two:  Herb Stupp, ( a former editorial director who served in the Giuliani administration, talks about media bias in coverage of this year's presidential campaign, how the media has ignored the Benghazi matter, the email crisis and other scandals surrounding the campaign of Clinton, the absurd way the media reports on Trump, anti-America, anti-Republican and anti-Trump views of the European press, the contrast between Ronald Reagan, who was respected by our allies and adversaries, and Barack Obama who is not respected at all, the German drift away from Angela Merkle, more.

Segment 3:  The coming presidential debates and questions about Hillary's health and the videos that appear to show her having seizures and needing help climbing stairs, Kenyan Nelly Niyonzim, who recently addressed the United Nations, calls in from Africa and talks about the girls kidnapped by Boco Haram, the exploitation of women and children in Africa and the role of religious leaders in dealing with the problem of forced labor (slavery).  After Nelly's visit, Daria and Frank continue the discussion of slavery in the world, buying a slave for $90, slavery in US, today and the backwardness of Sharia law.

Innocent Man Seeks Pardon

Editor's note:   We all know that innocent people. in spite of a system designed to preserve the rights of the accused, are occasionally convicted, while the guilty go free.  That appears to be the case, here.

A quick search revealed this man's case as being legitimate.  The Indy Star reports a former Elk Heart County prosecutor as saying, "Justice demands that Mr. Cooper be pardoned."

The Chicago Tribune reports, "Cooper was wrongly imprisoned based on flawed police work, tainted witness identifications, an unreliable jailhouse snitch and a trial attorney who mishandled key DNA evidence. The witnesses and the snitch have recanted."

I've signed the petition; I hope you will, too.
Petitioning Indiana Governor, Mike Pence

Pardon an innocent man

Petition by Jack Heller
Huntington, Indiana

Vice presidential candidate and Indiana Governor Mike Pence has the ability to give an innocent man his life back.
In 1997, Keith Cooper was wrongly accused and convicted of a crime he did not commit. He was sentenced to 40 years for a horrible robbery, but it later became apparent a miscarriage of justice had occurred. A jailhouse informant against Cooper recanted his testimony and a DNA test on a hat recovered at the scene of the crime matched a different man serving time for a 2002 murder. Even the robbery victims, pushed by an investigator to identify Cooper, have said that they misidentified him.
In 2006, as the case against Cooper began to fall apart, he was offered a deal to get out of prison. He could be retried, waiting for his trial while still in prison, or he could be released with time served, though with his conviction still on his record. Having heard that his family was living in a homeless shelter, Cooper took the deal. He has been released from prison.
Because Cooper hasn’t received a pardon, he is still listed as a convicted felon. An innocent man still has to suffer the loss of many rights because he has not been pardoned. Keith Cooper struggles to find good work to support his family, and cannot get the compensation he deserves for the wrongful conviction.
Both the Indiana Parole Board and the prosecutor of the case against him have recommended a full pardon for Keith Cooper. A full pardon is the only way to right this wrong. Indiana Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence has had a request for Cooper's pardon since March 2014. Please tell him to grant the pardon now.

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



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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