He probably mistook it for a camera

Greenwich’s Senator Blumenthal, speaking on the importance of train safety, just misses being run over by a train.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) had a close call with a passing Amtrak train on Friday during a press conference dedicated to commuter rail safety.

As Blumenthal stood behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake while he spoke, he narrowly dodged an oncoming train himself — inadvertently demonstrating the importance of, you know, staying behind that yellow line.

Interestingly, Blake was saying “safety as you know, is paramount” right as the train zipped by.

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April 19, 2014 · 5:58 pm

Hope this didn’t affect the GHS Band’s jaunt on the island

 

Hate to burst your balloon ...

Hate to burst your balloon …

Condom shortage in Cuba. I thought this snippet said a lot about life in a communist country and who rules it:

Cuba’s state-run national centre for sex education, run by president Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela, has ordered dwindling supplies to be targeted at the towns which need them most, reports The Guardian.

 

 

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I’d have thought that was reserved for Monica Lewinsky’s tell-all

 

Smokin' hot!

Smokin’ hot!

Hillary Clinton intends to title her memoir “Hard Choices”. That may prove unfortunate.

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Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists”.

Last year, Ted Cruz was called a terrorist, too.

Info Wars observes:

It also fits the narrative that the federal government has been pushing for years through literature such as the MIAC report, which framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists. In 2012, a Homeland Security study was leaked which characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

Of course, Senator Reid has his own problems with spewing terrorism across the land:

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Western politicians and their citizens want to wrest control of their states back from the feds

They’ve looked at the track record and concluded that they can do a better job than Charlie Rangel. Imagine that.

Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, was flanked by a dozen participants, including her counterparts from Idaho and Montana, during a press conference after the daylong closed-door summit. U.S. Sen. Mike Lee addressed the group over lunch, Ivory said. New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington also were represented.

The summit was in the works before this month’s tense standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing, Lockhart said.

“What’s happened in Nevada is really just a symptom of a much larger problem,” Lockhart said.

Fielder, who described herself as “just a person who lives in the woods,” said federal land management is hamstrung by bad policies, politicized science and severe federal budget cuts.

“Those of us who live in the rural areas know how to take care of lands,” Fielder said, who lives in the northwestern Montana town of Thompson Falls.

“We have to start managing these lands. It’s the right thing to do for our people, for our environment, for our economy and for our freedoms,” Fielder said.

Idaho Speaker of the House Scott Bedke said Idaho forests and rangeland managed by the state have suffered less damage and watershed degradation from wildfire than have lands managed by federal agencies.

The National Parks would remain, however.

The intent was never to take over national parks and wilderness created by an act of Congress Lockhart said. “We are not interested in having control of every acre,” she said. “There are lands that are off the table that rightly have been designated by the federal government.”

Combine this with the repeal of the Endangered Feces Act and we’d have something.

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Stupid is as stupid does

 

So what you're telling me, son, is that 2+2=7? This is going to be of incredible use to me up in Hartford. Thank you1

So what you’re telling me, son, is that 2+2=7? This is going to be of incredible use to me up in Hartford – Thank you!

Connecticut’s Republicans are out with an alternative to Malloy’s budget, but given Democrat control of the state, it has zero hope of consideration and isn’t worth discussing. What I did find interesting was the reference to Malloy’s claim that sending $55 to (some) taxpayers would generate 1,000 jobs. So I looked that up and sure enough, that’s what the Democrat dream team claims.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget chief says a proposal to give Connecticut taxpayers a modest rebate will create an estimated 1,000 jobs.

Benjamin Barnes appeared Thursday before the General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee, which is considering Malloy’s proposal to use $155 million of the state’s estimated $505 million budget surplus to provide rebates in September.

The rebates would be $55 for individuals earning less than $200,000 and $110 to joint filers earning less than $400,000.

Barnes says most recipients will likely spend the money on goods and services in Connecticut relatively quickly, creating a “high multiplier effect.” The University of Connecticut has estimated the spending would ultimately generate about 1,000 jobs.

Malloy’s office has estimated it will cost the state about $1.72 million to issue the rebate checks.

Let’s think this through: Malloy can come up with that money either by borrowing it, at taxpayer expense, or shifting spending from one favored group to another. In the case of the latter, the fiscal effect is identical from moving cash from one pocket of your jeans to another: you may feel richer, if you’re very, very stupid (and no one has ever faulted the Democrats for underestimating the intelligence of their voters), but – duh – you aren’t. And if you think that withdrawing $55 from the ATM using a credit card will add $55 to your net worth, you’re still a Democrat, albeit one with access to a line of credit. Sheesh.

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