Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Coming soon!

The Middletown Insider will soon be returning with a vengeance. Watch for articles in the near future exposing incompetence and corruption at many levels of our city government! As Douglas MacArthur once said, "I shall return!"

Monday, April 24, 2017

A Sigh of Relief Premature

Thumbs Up Smiley Face Hehehehahahah Pinterest SmileyFor those who might utter a sigh of relief at the news of my departure: You haven't heard the last of me!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Senator Hwang: “Please join me: Community Diversity Conversation 7 p.m. Tues., Apr. 25 at U. of Bridgeport

 





Welcome "Ditto Dan" Drew, the Dems new Frontrunner

 

Have you heard the news?  Dan Malloy is not running for re-election!  He's leaving the spot of Democrat Frontrunner open for his carbon copy, Ditto Dan Drew!

Don't be fooled by this new Dan, he's a CARBON COPY of Dan Malloy, supporting:
  • BIG GOVERNMENT
  • INCREASED TAXES
  • OVERSPENDING
  • RUNNING BUSINESSES OUT OF STATE
We'd like to welcome Ditto Dan to face any one of our qualified candidates for Governor - we are proud to say our candidates all stand for fiscal responsibility and will continue to work for middle-class families across the state.

Sign this welcome card and let Ditto Dan know you're against his liberal extremist agenda and will stand in solidarity with Republican principles.

 
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Cornell Lab of Ornithology - The Biggest Birding Event of the Year!

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The biggest birding event of the year is almost here — BIG DAY 2017!

Big Day is a 24-hour, midnight-to-midnight birding blitz — and the Cornell Lab’s most important conservation science fundraiser of the year.

Every year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology sends a team of experts to identify as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period to help raise awareness around bird conservation and raise funds to advance conservation science and research efforts at the Cornell Lab.

On May 13, 2017, the Lab’s birding Dream Team, the Sapsuckers, will reach for an audacious goal: finding 300 bird species in just 24 hours - and raising $475,000. Can they do it?!?

For the first time in its 34-year history, Team Sapsucker will travel to the Yucatán Peninsula, a destination so rich in birdlife that they will divide into three teams to cover it all. The Sapsuckers’ Team Belize, Team Guatemala, and Team Mexico will join forces with local birders in a quest to find the most bird species and raise funds for conservation.

Watch this video of Team Captain, Chris Wood, as he explains the importance of Big Day and how you can participate.
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I hope you will join us on our birding adventure!
Many thanks,
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Jessica Cassidy
Director of Membership and Annual Giving
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology   159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.    Ithaca,  NY   14850

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A message to Gordon

I have no idea what you're talking about I never received any message from you. And why are you contacting me by BCC?

Florida or Bust!

By the time you read this, I will most likely be in South Carolina, if not Georgia. While vacationing in Florida last winter, I met a girl.  (my mother and sisters live in W. Palm and I have friends in PB Gardens)   We hit it off right away and; well you know, boy meets girl and all that!

What does this mean for The Middletown Insider?  Not much.  It will continue on, thanks to the internet.  The Insider connections will still be there, the issues will still be there and someone needs to cover them and bring them to the forefront.  However, posts will be sparse for a while, while I settle in.

What does it mean for your editor?  No more snow shoveling!  No more mowing grass!  We will be living in Stewart in a condo in the middle of a golf course, with direct ocean access.  I get to sail again, but have to take up golf (boring).  And I get to spend life with a beautiful woman who shares my values.  :)
Dear Resident of the South Fire District,

For your review is the proposed budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This budget will be voted on next Tuesday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the South Fire District.

This budget was set by the Fire Commission after our annual series of budget workshops. The fire commissioners made an effort to ensure that the budget was carefully and cautiously composed. This budget is as lean as possible while ensuring the normal contractual growth was not overlooked. We believe the budget as it stands meets the funding levels to ensure we can continue to provide critical core fire, rescue, EMS, Haz-mat, code enforcement and fire prevention services to the residents of the district.

We, like the city officials, took into our consideration the volatility and unpredictability of the state revenues. We used a great deal of caution ensuring a safe and less reckless approach to the application of state revenue streams to the budget. We have made every possible effort to look for ways to cut cost, buy efficiently, track spending trends and eliminate any expense possible.

We hope that you will come and participate in the vote next Tuesday. If you have any questions on the budget or the fire district please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Robert J. Ross
South Fire District
445 Randolph Road
Middletown, CT 06457

South Fire District, An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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Oath Keepers - HuffPo Hoax Says Much about 'Progressive' Media's Subversive Goals


By David Codrea
 
Even though the article turned out to be a hoax, don't think for a minute it doesn't express the sentiments and goals of those who published it.

"White Men And The Vote: Why We Took The Blog Down," The Huffington Post admits in a contrived mea culpa written less as an apology  for journalistic malpractice than an exercise in finger-pointing and excuse-making. Huffington Post SA has removed the blog 'Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?' published on our site on April 13, 2017."

"SA"?

South Africa. Nothing like adding a more fuel to an already volatile situation.
Why did they take it down?
Bottom line: It wasn't for moral reasons, like it might inspire more violence, terror and misery. The simple truth is, they got punked. The author of the article wasn't a real leftist spouting the requisite subversive and hateful inanities. It was a setup, an intentionally outrageous submission from a fake contributor who succeeded in appealing to HuffPo's elitist strain of privileged "progressivism" and getting the piece published in a forum that would reach the world.
They didn't take it down because they found the premise objectionable.  Any pretenses of self-righteousness and responsibility now being feigned are just that. If the whole thing hadn't proven an embarrassing fraud, they'd still be defending the author and the proposals, that:

"[A] denial of the franchise to white men, could see a redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners ... A period of twenty years without white men in the world's parliaments and voting booths will allow legislation to be passed which could see the world's wealth far more equitably shared."
"Gullible Huffington Post Falls for Hoax Article Calling for White Men to be Stripped of Voting Rights," HeatStreet reported. "They even crowed about how much traffic it was getting and mocked readers for complaining, before suddenly reversing their decision and deleting the post over the weekend."
That in itself is telling. As someone who has been blogging and writing internet articles for some time, I have experienced being hoaxed myself. No matter how much due diligence you engage in, it can still happen. But the important thing is, you don't then try to erase the past, at least if you're honest. You admit where you erred but don't try to hide it. After all, the whole point behind all of this is to discern the truth. Unless you have an agenda where truth is an inconvenience to be supplanted by historical revisionism (SOP for collectivists)...
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Anti-Hunters Trying to Stop Bear Hunting Again this Year

NRA-ILA: Institute for Legislative ActionThis is a heads up to hunters who  believe that bear hunting should be restored in Florida.  As you can see from the article below (reprinted with permission) the anti-hunting groups are gearing up to continue their fight to stop bear hunting again this year. 

If you support bear hunting, the next Co
mmission meeting when the bear hunting issue will come up is April 19, 2017, at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  The meeting will start at 8:30 am and the bear issue will fairly early on the agenda.
If you can't attend, you should send an email to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and urge them to have some back bone this year and stand up to the anti-hunters.

To have one email reach all of the commissioners use this email  address:   Commissioners@MyFWC.com 




STATE READY TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT BEARS

By JIM TURNER
THE  NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 10, 2017.........  Florida game officials will get an update next wee
k on the state's growing black bear population, a discussion animal-rights supporters contend is a first step  toward holding a hunt later this year.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife  Conservation Commission staff update that will be presented April 19 at the  Florida Public Safety Institute in Havana --- northwest of Tallahassee ---  doesn't include "anything specific" about holding a bear hunt this year, said  Thomas Eason, director of the commission's habitat and species conservation  division.

"However, with that said, a t
all of the previous commission meetings recently, the public has come and talked about bear hunting," Eason said Monday. "We anticipate that likely will happen again, and our commissioners can always engage on that topic if they wish to do so."
Hunting backers have argued that a hunt is one way to manage bear populations and to reduce potentially dangerous bear-human interactions.

A one-page agenda item on 
bear management for the meeting says, "This presentation is for informational purposes and any direction the commission may want to provide staff."

Bear hunting has been a controvers
ial issue since the commission in 2015 allowed the first bear hunt in more than 20 years. The commission decided against holding a hunt in 2016.
   
Ani
mal-rights supporters consider such hunts as trophy excursions and question the agency's bear population numbers.

"The bear population is so fra
gmented, and there are so many bears hit by cars, we should be conserving them and helping connect the different subpopulations with safe passages over interstates and things like that," said Kate MacFall of the Humane Society of the United States. "Floridians don't want a hunt."

Chuck O'Neal of the
Seminole County group Speak Up Wekiva said that if the commission plans to start 2017 hunt discussions, it will happen at this month's meeting.

The commission meets quarterly, and  directions would have to be given at the meeting in Havana for staff to outline  a fall hunt --- from the days and locations to permit requirements --- that  could be voted on at 
a July meeting in the Kissimmee area and a late September  meeting in Okeechobee.

"They need to let wh
at they're doing take effect," said O'Neal, whose group was among those that went to court to try to stop the 2015 hunt in court. "The number of nuisance calls is down.It's well known the number of bear conflicts, where there is a result of injuries, is way down. It's working. There is no reason why they should even contemplate even having a hunt if what they're doing is working."

Afte
r 304 bears were killed in two days during the 2015 hunt, the commission narrowly rejected a hunt last year.  The decision was to give the agency more time to build a case for future hunts and to provide more time for non-lethal efforts to reduce human-bear conflicts to take hold.

The agency used money from t
he state and through fees paid for bear hunting permits in 2015 to spread $825,000 across 12 counties --- Seminole, Lake, Orange, Santa Rosa, Collier,Franklin, Gulf, Leon, Marion, Putnam, Volusia and Wakulla --- to increase the use of bear-proof trash containers.

Also, after the 2015 hunt, the 
agency completed a population estimate that raised the number of bears in the state from just over 3,000 to 4,350.

"A growing bear population is good
to see," Eason said. "A lot of us have worked hard to recover bears in Florida.They continue to do well, and that is why we are looking at all aspects of bear management."

The staff 
update comes as the number of bear-related calls has fallen from 6,688 in 2014 to 6,088 in 2015 and 5,132 last year, according to the state agency.

In 
February, Eason advised state lawmakers that a number of factors could be involved in the reductions in calls: an abundance of natural foods that would make bears less likely to come into more-urban areas; work in 2015 and 2016 to relocate about 100 bears that were generating the most calls; and the impact of  a 2015 hunt and the public reaction to the hunt.

"There's been strong 
reaction to the bear hunt," Eason told members of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. "We definitely get reports that people are not calling in when they maybe would have in the past."

Jacki 
Lopez, the Center for Biological Diversity's Florida director, noted that a recent Colorado Parks and Wildlife study found that an increase in bear-human conflicts was more a sign that the creatures adapted to urban expansion into their habitats rather than a growth in population.

"It supports our 
position that if the real reason for a hunt is to address a growing so-called problem bear population, hunting is not the correct tool to address that problem," Lopez said in an email.


2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser!

 

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Connecticut is Number One!

Malloy's Legacy: Increased Taxes


Just after announcing he won’t run for a third term, failed governor Dan Malloy finally got some good news, Connecticut now has a number one ranking. The bad news: it’s for highest per capita income tax in the United States. After almost two terms of hiking taxes and killing job growth, Dan Malloy has made Connecticut’s population the most taxed per person in the entire country according to the Tax Foundation:

“1. Connecticut

Connecticut tops the Tax Foundation's list of state individual income tax collections per capita at $2,279.

Taxpayers pay 3 percent on their first $10,000; 5 percent on income over $10,000; 5.5 percent on income over $50,000; 6 percent on income over $100,000; 6.5 percent on income over $200,000; 6.9 percent on income over $250,000; and 6.99 percent on income over $500,000.

According to the Tax Foundation, both Connecticut and New York require ‘many high-income taxpayers pay their top tax rate on all income, not just amounts above the bracket threshold.’"

After almost eight years of supporting Dan Malloy’s pro-tax, anti-jobs agenda, potential Democrat candidates trying to succeed him will have to answer for enabling the economic catastrophe Malloy’s policies have caused. But while they may try to distance themselves from the failed governor on the campaign trail, Connecticut voters have seen firsthand how damaging his policies have been and they will hold Democrats accountable in 2018.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Senator Hwang: “This is an absolute wake-up call.”

Our David vs. Goliath fight continues.

In the attached News 8 story, I warn that the expansion of gambling, off tribal land, can go anywhere in the State of Connecticut.

http://wtnh.com/2017/04/17/mgm-we-really-really-want-access-to-that-new-york-market/ Please share the story and continue to say “NO” to more casinos in CT! Here’s how:
  1. Send an email TODAY to FINtestimony@cga.ct.gov  (email can simply say: No More CT Casinos! No on Bill 7319!)
  2. Copy me at Tony.Hwang@cga.ct.gov (include your name and town)
  3. Share this information with anyone who does not want to see more people’s lives ruined by expanded CT gambling!
Thank you!

NRA - Upcoming New England Events


Join Second Amendment supporters in your community for an evening of food, fellowship, and fundraising for the shooting sports!
04/22/17 - Pemi Valley-Lakes Region | 5:30 PM | Waterville Valley, NH
04/29/17 - Aroostook | 4:00 PM | Presque Isle, ME
05/05/17 - Pioneer Valley | 5:00 PM | Chicopee, MA
05/06/17 - Penobscot County | 5:00 PM | Orono, ME
05/13/17 - New London County | 6:00 PM | Norwich, CT
05/13/17 - Moosehead Region | 5:00 PM | Greenville, ME
05/19/17 - Southern Maine | 5:00 PM | Portland, ME
05/20/17 - Upper Valley | 5:00 PM | Lebanon, NH
06/03/17 - Seacoast | 5:00 PM | Rochester, NH
Not seeing a local banquet, or interested in starting a banquet near you?
 Contact Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire Field Representative Brian Smith at bsmith@nrahq.org
or Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island Field Representative Andrew Peden at apeden@nrahq.org
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Oath Keepers - Fresno State Would Not Hesitate to Dismiss 'Hate Professor' Were He Conservative

By David Codrea
Who thinks Fresno State President Castro would be in a quandary over what to do had his wayward professor been a conservative spewing calls for execution and hatred against Hillary Clinton, Democrats, blacks and Muslims? (Facebookphoto)


"To save American democracy, Trump must hang," Fresno State University Professor Lars Maischak wrote on his Twitter account, Fox News and others report. "The sooner and the higher, the better."

I'd originally planned on linking directly to that account, but for reasons that appear to include trying to avoid repercussions, the account has been deactivated . Fortunately, others on Twitter learning of the guy's apparent inability to act like a sane person on social media were quick to document his lunatic outburst with screenshots to prove he'd made them. They included such predictable gems as:


"What ELSE - beyond Ghoulsuch - will it take for #Liberals to realize the #Constitution is rotten & does not merit their slavish affection?"
and
"Don't tell me to 'obey the Law.' 'The Law' in this country is one part Racism, one part Class Oppression, all Capitalism. #TheResistance"
Having dispensed with the Constitution and with private property, Maischak showed his end game for patriotic Americans who believe in national sovereignty:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Franklin Coffee Hours - Saturday April 22nd @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Friends and Neighbors,

I will be holding Coffee Hours in Franklin on Saturday, April 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at the Town Line Diner, 107 Route 32, Franklin.

We will discuss the issues shaping the 2017 session, legislative initiatives you support or oppose, and any other topics that are of importance to you.

There will also be another Coffee Hours in Sprague on Saturday April 29th, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at TJ’s Café, 191 Main Street, Sprague. 


NRA-ILA GRASSROOTS VOLUME 24, NUMBER 15



Breaking News! President Trump to Speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
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Breaking News! President Trump to Speak at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum
NRA-ILA's annual Leadership Forum is one of the most politically significant and popular events in the country, featuring our nation's top Second Amendment leaders in government, the media, and the entertainment industry. The Forum is also a must-stop for candidates seeking the highest levels of elected office . The 2017 leadership forum includes President Trump, governors, congressmen, and senators. 
 
Bloomberg Reemerges to Shower Cash on Antigun Causes
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Bloomberg Reemerges to Shower Cash on Anti-gun Causes
In 2014, Billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged $50 million to “take on the NRA.”  Three years later, America’s embrace of Second Amendment rights is as strong as ever, and pro-gun sentiments dominate both chambers of Congress, the White House, and the bulk of state legislatures and governor’s mansions. 

NumbersUSA - Deep-Blue Maryland turns down 'sanctuary state' status -- Our activists also win in Tenn. on in-state tuition

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Congratulations to our NumbersUSA activists in Maryland and Tennessee. They were on the winning side this week in tough fights against nationwide forces seeking to reward illegal immigration through state laws. (See our website story here.)
Our activists in those two states have been getting a lot of special Action Alerts to help them influence their state legislators and governors. Running this part of our NumbersUSA operation -- as in all our NumbersUSA state-centered campaigns -- were Van Esser and Ashley Craig.
Van and Ashley swing into action each time a pro-enforcement state legislator, local official or activist contacts them about an opportunity or threat that needs the support of NumbersUSA activists. Van has a special feel for these state and local actions; before joining NumbersUSA's staff, he worked in the Illinois legislature and here in Washington with state legislators from all over the country. Most of you are in states that likely will be seeing state alerts from Van and Ashley's team over the next year.
DEMOCRATIC STATE SENATOR BLOCKS MARYLAND FROM BECOMING 'SANCTUARY STATE'
Maryland has been one of the most Democratic and pro-illegal immigration states in the country. It was logical that it would be one of the first to respond to a nationwide effort to have states declare themselves in opposition to Pres. Trump's announced efforts to greatly increase the removal of criminal aliens from the country.
The Maryland House of Delegates approved a bill that would have had the practical effect of releasing many criminal aliens onto the streets instead of being held until federal immigration agents arrived to put them into proceedings to remove them from the country.
The bill was widely regarded as one declaring Maryland to be a "sanctuary state."
After a vigorous public outcry against the bill, Democrat Thomas V. Mike Miller (the president of the state Senate) announced this week that he would not bring the bill to a vote, killing it for the year.
Commentators suggested that the expressions of opposition from voters divided the normally solid anti-enforcement state Democratic Party between those who see illegal aliens as a minority group needing protection and those who see illegal immigration as posing threats that need to be curbed.
BEATING BACK THE TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT ON IN-STATE TUITION
A narrow vote in the Tennessee House killed an in-state tuition bill that had already passed

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