I wish him well, but also, politically, adios

And so, a I pass into my next career i life, I wish all of my former supporters adieu. Now it's off to be a Democrat

And so, as I pass into my next career, I wish all of my former supporters adieu. Now it’s off to be a Democrat.

State rep Fred Camillo has thyroid cancer, I’m sorry to learn, (from his own announcement, and certainly not some private information).  Fred’s an amiable guy, albeit with a terrible taste in sweaters, so I hope he recovers and flourishes.

But in the same article discussing his cancer Camillo says that he regrets being unable to vote in favor of today’s latest round in gun confiscation. I’m aware of a number of people who have supported Camillo’s political ambitions in the past. I rather suspect the ones I know will do so no longer. Certainly I won’t.

Freddie’s got a seemingly bomb proof sinecure here in town, but that security comes from a Republican base. Alienating a large portion of that base and ensuring that they stay home on election day will open the way for a Democrat to oust him.

Dunce.

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15 responses to “I wish him well, but also, politically, adios

  1. libertarian advocate

    Typical snake.

  2. Yos

    Rinos are snakes?

  3. FF

    Lib – the man has cancer, and from my experience a trip to Sloan is not a Greenwich residents first stop with stage 1 or two. I’ve argued plenty with Fred over the years but you have to cut him some slack here

  4. Yos

    It’s one thing to wish a man well and hope his path is comfortable. It’s quite another to forgive his promotion of what amounts to petty tyranny.

    The former, always; but the latter? There is no debt there to blindness.

    The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” Nutmegers will have one Hell of a lot of work to do to unwind the mess left behind.

  5. Greenwich Old Timer

    My husband and I are avid bird hunters and sporting clay shooters and are appalled by what appears to be going on in the Connecticut legislature! Thankfully we became legal residents of southwest Florida two years ago, where we can pursue our hobby of “recreational shooting” without harassment – so far. Our summer home in Connecticut may be up for sale sooner than previously planned, as the state (and town) where we have lived for over forty years becomes hopelessly disfunctional. Thanks for reporting what the MSM continuously and deliberatey overlooks.

    • The entire USofA is becoming dysfunctional!!!!!! I’m jealous that you have found one state that allows you to actually make your own choices. Will you take in borders? We are neat, non-smokers, and card-carrying Republicans. 🙂

      • Greenwich Old Timer

        EOS (and hubby): Our guest room has your name on it. I think you’d be happy as the proverbial clam here in our unspoiled barrier island paradise. Not all of Florida is strip malls and trailer parks or glitzy high rises!

  6. CatoRenasci

    I’ve long liked Fred, but I will never vote for him again.
    The new Connecticut anti-gun laws are authoritarianism, pure and simple: it doesn’t really matter whether it’s the British Crown, Lenin, Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Kim il Kuku, Obama or Malloy. Or the stupid f*ck of a Republican Minority leader who supports this sh*t.
    It’s looking more and more like time to make the condo in SW Florida the legal residence and sell the Greenwich digs.

  7. MJD

    Chris Fountain to replace him? You’d get my vote :)!

  8. AJ

    ‘Report: Third of US West Coast Children Hit With Thyroid Problems Following Fukushima’

    “Still think that the Fukushima nuclear meltdown of 2011 never affected the United States public? Young children born in the United States West Coast, right in the line of fire for radioactive isotopes, have been found to be 28% more likely to develop congenital hypothyroidism than infants born the year before the incident.

    The study followed children born in California, Alaska, Washingto, Hawaii, and Oregon between 1 and 16 weeks after the horrific meltdown at Fukushima back in March 2011. Published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics by researchers affiliated with the Radiation and Public Health Project, the information further lends credence to previous documentation regarding the way in which radioactive fallout ended up on US soil.

    The researchers explained how radioactive fallout affected the entirety of the US in varying degrees: ….”

    http://naturalsociety.com/third-us-west-coast-children-thyroid-problems-fukushima/

    • Ah, AJ? The reporter has his head up his ass, so I don’t think we need pay this particular story any attention. If children are “28% more likely to develop thyroid ‘problems’ than infants born before the incident”, that does NOT mean, as the reporter claims, that a third of west coast children are affected. Suppose, just for an example, that 1 out of 100,000 children had some thyroid problem or another in 2011, and that number increased 28% in 2012. It is still a very small number, something like 0.00001 vs.0.0000128. That’s not a third of all children, and the fact that the reporter misunderstands such a basic point disqualifies him from commenting on any issue more complicated than the construction of a peanut butter sandwich.

    • Tawm

      I am 28% more likely to think this was published on April 1.

  9. AJ

    Sorry guys, perhaps I could have chosen a better article to make my point (You know me, I’ll copy and paste anything if it can help me from having to write a sentence). But my point is whatever happened to Fukushima and how much radiation is getting in our food? And I think the answer is that nobody knows, or if they do, then they’re not saying. I remember that right after the incident there were a lot of reports of numbers being fudged or buried. And in light of Mr. Camillos’s incident, the cause and effects of Fuckishima might be worth a second look. There’s not much news comming out on the radiation and where it’s spread; the last thing I saw was a Zerohedge article that introduced us to Mike, the world’s most radioactive fish. How much radiation is in your milk? I don’t know. But I do know one thing if it’s putting you at risk or that information might hurt Corporatocracy Inc., then it’s almost certain that any information that would help you make an intelligent choice will be swept under the rug. But don’t worry you’ve got Obamacare to fix whatever ails you.

    ‘Meet Mike, The Most Radioactive Fish Ever From Fukushima’
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-19/meet-mike-most-radioactive-fish-ever-fukushima