Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happen
The story of the week in Connecticut has undoubtedly been East Haven Mayor Joe “Taco” Maturo and his ill-advised statements to a Hartford Courant reporter. I hate it when people say something that diminishes or belittles a group of people. Unless it’s about the Eskimos. Screw those whale-hunting jerks.
National poll: Gingrich ahead; plus GOP thinks Newt is ethical
The question Republicans should ask themselves is how Mitt Romney was able to become the front-runner in the first place. Everyone seems to hate him, so much so that a philandering slob like Newt Gingrich has become the model of ethics for the party. So how did Mitt get the lead originally? Romney supporters are like Nickelback fans. They won’t admit their interest publicly, but you know they’re out there somewhere.
Best Of Voting Party @ The Olive Bar
Voting for our annual Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll 2012 is underway, and to celebrate we’re holding a series of voter parties. Here are pictures from last night’s event at Olive Bar in Unionville. Tonight, join us for a party at La Paloma in Hartford. Then tomorrow, we party on the surface of the moon! Wait, I’m being told that the moon doesn’t have wi-fi. Nevermind. Just come to La Paloma.
A new law requires auto breathalyzers for those convicted of DUI
Ignition interlock devices prevent intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheels, and the state wants to implement these devices for everyone who’s been convicted of a DUI. The only problem is that the devices are hyper-sensitive and can potentially be set off by things like cologne, glazed donuts and vanilla. I guess I better not get any DUIs. I’m sure as hell not giving up my vanilla glazed donut-scented cologne.
Commentary: Newt Gingrich's attacks on Mitt Romney undermine the foundation of Republicans' ideology
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are like Tupac and Biggie. They’re going to end up destroying each other and allowing Puff Daddy to coast into the #1 spot. Mitt is Tupac in this analogy because he’s a little more introspective and thoughtful than Newt. He’s also a rose that grew from concrete. His father owned the concrete company, but still. Newt is Biggie for obvious reasons. Obama is Puff Daddy, ready to swoop in during the aftermath and steal the glory with a re-purposed version of somebody else’s policies. And I guess Hillary Clinton would be Mase. I don’t really have an explanation for that one. She just seems like a Mase.
13 Politicians Who Were Accused of Racism
Mayor Maturo’s taco comment was unwise for sure, but it’s weird how the public reacted so strongly to this one statement after overlooking years of alleged discrimination by the police department. That’s like getting mad at Jerry Sandusky for leaving gum under his desk.
Cheap sex at Yale; organizers fear 'last-minute downsizing'
Hey Yale, I heard you had a little downsizing during “Sex Week.” It’s OK, man. It happens to everyone.
Unemployment down, but don't get too excited
Unemployment has gone down in Connecticut, but the bad news is that most of the new jobs are seasonal or part-time. That’s why you have to be careful when interpreting economic data. You can’t always trust statistics. 5/4 of people just don’t understand that.
Why are Hartford and Bridgeport on a Brookings Institute list of the wealthiest metropolitan areas?
I know what you’re thinking: “It’s because of all those rich people in Avon and Darien.” Umm, yeah. You pretty much nailed it.
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