Wednesday, May 31, 2017


BREAKING: CCDL files Application to CT Supreme Court

by Chris
CCDL has applied to the CT State Supreme court to submit an Amicus Curiae Brief (Friend of the Court Brief) in support of Bushmaster Firearms International LLC.
The case known as ‘Soto v Bushmaster’ has been ongoing for some time, and CCDL will withhold any further statements on the case until the court accepts our petition for the brief to be filed.
The application is a matter of public record on file with the State Supreme Court as of May 30, 2017. You may view a copy of the application here: Application-of-CCDL-for-permission-to-appear-as-amicus-curiae.pdf

From LTC Allen West - Urgent Petition to Donald Trump

President Obama refused to pardon an innocent U.S. soldier before he left office.

Now I'm asking you to sign this PRESIDENTIAL PARDON PETITION FOR ARMY 1LT CLINT LORANCE urging President Trump to do what Obama refused to: send this innocent soldier home where he belongs!

In July, 2012, 1LT Clint Lorance was sent to Afghanistan to replace a platoon leader who was seriously wounded in a Taliban attack. On his third day on the job, Clint and his men were on patrol when a U.S. helicopter radioed that a motorcycle was sitting outside of the village near a road only used by the Taliban. When the motorcycle started gunning toward the platoon, 1LT Lorance ordered his marksman to fire.

Two of the riders were killed. The other was captured in the village, where days earlier a U.S. soldier was shot in the neck.

Those of us who have been stationed in Afghanistan know the tactics and actions of the enemy.

Without a doubt, these men posed a threat to Clint's platoon. And as the commanding officer, Clint knew he was responsible for getting every single one of his soldiers back to base alive.

Yet our own government didn't agree. 1LT Lorance was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.

Now you know why I'm asking you to follow this link to sign the PRESIDENTIAL PARDON PETITION right away.

You see, it is customary for U.S. Presidents to grant high-profile pardons just before leaving office. However, when Obama's term came to an end on January 20, 2017, he refused to commute Clint's sentence.
  • Instead, Obama did commute the sentence of traitor Bradley Manning, who leaked sensitive national security information and put our troops at risk.
  • He did commute the sentence of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, who was serving 50 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the U.S. government and whose group killed four Americans in a New York City bombing in 1975.
  • And of course he pardoned and commuted the sentences of hundreds of criminal cocaine and heroin dealers.

Congratulations 2014 - HUHS Staff LipDub to Happy!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Is this a cool school or what? 
What will the CT High Schools do for their students this year? 

Would you like to see the teachers and staff do something fun like this for your school? 

If your school or class has done similar we'd love to share your cool videos put the links in the comments so we can celebrate Creativity

MegaVote: CT Senate and 3rd District, 5/30/2017

May 30, 2017
In this MegaVote for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Branstad Nomination
  • Senate: Sullivan Nomination
  • Senate: Thapar Nomination
  • House: Pesticides Regulations
  • House: Prosecution of Child Pornography
  • House: Child Abuse Reporting

Editor's Note: The House and Senate are not doing legislative business in their respective chambers this week.
Recent Senate Votes
Branstad Nomination - Vote Confirmed (82-13, 5 Not Voting)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Terry Branstad to be U.S. ambassador to China.

Sen. Christopher Murphy voted YES
Sen. Richard Blumenthal voted NO

Sullivan Nomination - Vote Confirmed (94-6)

The Senate confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan to be deputy secretary of State.

Judicial Watch - Tipsheet 5/22/17


Top Stories

Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Obama White House Involvement in FCC’s Decision to Regulate Internet —  “The time frame for which Judicial Watch seeks the FCC-White House correspondence follows the aftermath of a January 2014 federal appeals court ruling that threw out FCC rules adopted in December 2010 attempting to regulate the Internet”… Read More

Russia Special Counsel Mueller Worked with Radical Islamic Groups to Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims —  “Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations”… Read More

Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Totals Nearly $100 Million —  “Judicial Watch announced that it obtained records from the Secret Service and the Air Force in response to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that show Obama family travel cost taxpayers a grand total of $99,714,527.82.”… Read More

Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Obama White House Involvement in FCC’s Decision to Regulate Internet —

Senator Hwang - "We do not have a revenue problem" in CT...

Please watch and share my latest update from the State Capitol and send me a comment at - thank you!
State Senator Tony Hwang

Oath Keepers - New York 'Common Sense' Gun Bill Could Get People Killed

by David Codrea

Serrano and friends don't know what they're talking about, but then again, when has that ever stopped in-your-face infringements that only serve to disarm, endanger and harass the law-abiding? (New York State Senator José M. Serrano/Facebook)
Not satisfied with SAFE Act citizen disarmament measures (because they will
never be satisfied), New York tyrannophiles are proposing yet another insidious infringement that will not only result in sweeping gun bans, but will render allowable guns dangerous to their owners as well as to others when the guns are deployed in self-defense.  Senate Bill S3444, authored and sponsored wholly by Democrats, will all but ensure more injuries and deaths in the name of protecting children.
The "brainchild" of 29th District State Senator and career public trough feeder José M. Serrano, the bill:

Prohibits persons, firms or corporations engaged in the retail business of selling firearms from selling, delivering or transferring child operated firearms; defines "child operated firearm" to mean a pistol or revolver manufactured 1 year after the effective date of these provisions which does not contain a childproofing device or mechanism incorporated into the design of such pistol or revolver to effectively preclude an average 5 year old from firing same; makes violations a class A misdemeanor.
How does Serrano's bill propose to "childproof" a gun?

The Old Farmer's Almanac - How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables

How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables

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Vegetable arches offer an incredibly efficient - and attractive - way to grow sprawling or vining vegetables such as squashes, beans and cucumbers.

How to Make a Beautiful Arch for Climbing Vegetables

When you don't have much growing space it makes sense to train your vegetables upwards.
In this short video we show you how to make a very simple vegetable arch that's perfect for creating a beautiful, edible focal point to your garden.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Middletown's Patriotic Pup!

Photo by Molly Salafia, stolen from Face Book
Photo by Lea

This is Tippi, Middletown's Patriotic Pup!

Do you Remember?

This Memorial Day, Connecticut Republicans thank the brave men and women who sacrificed for our freedom and safety.

While we remember those who gave their lives to protect ours, please consider making a donation to the Friends of Fisher House, or your favorite veterans' charity.

A Memorial Day Poem

by C W Johnson

We walked among the crosses
Where our fallen soldiers lay.
And listened to the bugle
As TAPS began to play.

The Chaplin led a prayer
We stood with heads bowed low.
And I thought of fallen comrades
I had known so long ago.

They came from every city
Across this fertile land.
That we might live in freedom.
They lie here 'neath the sand.

I felt a little guilty
My sacrifice was small.
I only lost a little time
But these men lost their all.

Now the services are over
For this Memorial Day.
To the names upon these crosses
I just want to say,

Thanks for what you've given
No one could ask for more.
May you rest with God in heaven

From now through evermore

Paid for by the Connecticut Republican Party.Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.

On Watch: Episode 16 - Obama Spy Scandal: NSA used for domestic political intelligence & violated Constitution

Below, is the latest edition of Chris Farrell's On Watch.  

To watch this video cast (vodcast) program, click on the arrow below. 

Thank you for your support. 

The top secret FISA court order Chris references can be found here.

The official On Watch Twitter page can be found here.  

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The Big Bug Hunt 2017: Time Is of the Essence

The Big Bug Hunt

Welcome to the Big Bug Hunt 2017 international research project newsletter!
The Big Bug Hunt relies on accurate reports from gardeners across the country to track when and where bugs appear and spread. Our identification guides are a great way to check what you’ve seen. But letting us know when you saw your bug could help to further improve the accuracy of your report.

Big Bug Hunters can now do exactly that. Go to as usual to report your bug. Let us know what you saw and which plant you saw it on. You now also have the option to add the date you spotted your bug from a drop-down list. Or just leave it set to ‘today’.

Our researchers have confirmed that knowing the date that a bug appears is crucial in predicting how it spreads. This may be a very simple addition, but it will significantly improve the final pest warning system under development. Take a look for yourself – and please keep your reports coming!


Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the
Rep. Rob Bishop Introduces the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act"
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2620, the "Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act." This bill would remove ATF's authority to use the "sporting purposes" clauses in federal law in ways that could undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation, all lawful purposes – including self-defense – would have to be given due consideration and respect in the administration of federal firearms law.
Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse
Legislation Reintroduced to Permanently Dismantle Obama-Era Enforcement Abuse
This week, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) reintroduced the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, a bill aimed at permanently dismantling Operation Choke Point (OCP).

Monday, May 29, 2017

Week 18: A Beacon Of Hope And Freedom

Make America Great Again
The American people are witnessing the strong leadership of President Trump on the world stage, and the world is seeing our President stepping into his role as leader of the free world, leading for America.

There is no mistaking the leadership seen by every country around the world this week as President Trump traveled through the Middle East and Europe. We are in every sense a beacon of hope and freedom.

When America is strong and secure, the world is safer and more prosperous, and, freedom-loving people around the world are better for it.

Read about the President’s travels below.

Our Hearts Are With Manchester

Our hearts break for the families of the victims and the injured -- all in our prayers. President Trump and the United States stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom in their loss, and in our shared determination to protect our people and rid the world of terrorist violence.

Addressing The Threat Of Terrorism Facing The World

The President directly addressed the threat of terrorism facing the world at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia. President Trump showed that the United States stands with its allies to rid the world of this evil. “America is prepared to stand with you – in pursuit of shared interests and common security. But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children."

Make America Great Again

Strengthening Friendships And Partnerships

The President spent Monday and Tuesday visiting Israel and strengthening the friendships and partnerships between our two countries. The President met with President Rivlin and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and visited several important sites. By visiting the Western Wall, President Trump became the first sitting President in history to do so. President Trump has made it clear that under his Administration, the United States stands strong with Israel.

This Week's "American Political Zone"

The American Political Zone - A Political Commentary on Current Events

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

Senator Markley - "I'm not Convinced . . ."

Please watch and share my latest State Capitol update!

Judicial Watch - Fitton to Carlson: Could a probe of Hillary's email server be reopened?

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton’s appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” last Thursday got such an enthusiastic response we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this interview.

JW has been at the forefront on everything Clinton email related, from; deposing 8 of her former State Department staffers, having Hillary herself answer Judge ordered interrogatories, uncovering the Benghazi talking points, to releasing Clinton Foundation pay-for-play emails.

And, as this story continues to dominate pages everywhere, you can bet on Judicial Watch to be your Clinton email go-to source.
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Old Farmer's Almanac - Best burgers, roasted veggies, flag rules

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May 28, 2017


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

Fading light, dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar, drawing nigh, falls the night
–Major General Daniel Butterfield

Great Burger Tips

Nothing beats an old-fashioned hamburger, and the best burgers are really quite basic. 

Nominate a local hero

Do you know someone who’s gone above and beyond to make your community better? Nominate a local hero to win $1000! Plus, you’re entered in a Cummins Generator giveaway!

Grilled Veggies

Vegetables taste best when cooked on the grill! With this recipe, make the marinade ahead of time; freeze it and stash it in your cooler to help keep everything else cold.

The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Volume 7

The Almanac for Kids series, winner in five International Book Awards categories, is a treasure trove of fun facts, creative activities, and great ideas that will keep kids of all ages loving learning the whole year through! Volume 7 is not available in stores until June 13, 2017, but it’s shipping now from our online store.  

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