Daily Archives: February 21, 2015
“I just want everybody to remember that at every step as we made these policies, made this progress, we were told by our good friends the Republicans that our actions would crush jobs, explode deficits and destroy the country,” he told the partisan crowd. “If we were actually to look at the evidence, it’s pretty clear whose theory of how to grow the economy and make sure American people are prospering, which theory works. We know their ideas don’t work.”
When none of an autistic boy’s classmates showed up for his sixth birthday party, his community and local sheriff’s office rallied together to make it a birthday he’d never forget.
Ashlee Buratti, of St. Cloud, Florida, had invited her son Glenn’s class of 16 children to his birthday on February 8, and when no one showed up, he was devastated.
Though no one RSVP’d, Buratti and her husband John Buratti were ‘still holding on to the hope that some of them would show up’ to the party for her son, who has epilepsy and a mild form of autism.
‘From the minute he woke up that day he wanted to know how many minutes until his friends came,’ Buratti, 25, said, adding that his eyes filled with tears when he learned no one was coming.
The mother-of-three posted on a locally run Facebook page with more than 10,000 members titled, Osceola Rants, Raves and Reviews List, to express her frustration, according to the Osceola News-Gazette.
‘I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came,’ she posted.
And when other group members saw the post they sent Buratti messages asking if they could bring their own kids to Glenn’s party to celebrate.
The message even reached staff from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, who asked for the family’s address and said a helicopter would fly over their St. Cloud home.
The helicopter came to the house within an hour, and the pilot flew low enough that Glenn could see him waving.
Glenn, who loves public safety and law enforcement, was overjoyed with the party, and his mom said that though he is usually shy, he took to his new friends like he’d known them all his life.
The Town of Greenwich may be one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, but it also has a reputation in the region for aging and outdated sports facilities. None of them are cited as jewels by visiting public high school athletes or parents. Cardinal Stadium could use bathrooms, new stands, upgraded lights and a larger concession stand, let alone a team room. The town lacks a central baseball complex. Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink is one of the smallest facilities for high school hockey in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, and has long been derided by purists for having inferior ice.
So we have aging, inferior sports facilities throughout the town, and Peter Tesei, the Junior League and Greenwich Time think the answer to that is to build another one? Sheesh.
The post below quoting state representative Kelly Luxenberg expressing confusion about her child-rearing responsibilities and bemoaning the failure of her hospital to issue her a set of rules to follow to raise her baby, got me wondering – what sort of adult woman could be so clueless? Turns out, she’s a typical product of our modern university system.
Kelly (Juleson-Scopino) Luxenberg is a first time legislator serving Manchester’s 12th district.
With both her parents public school educators, she was born and raised in Manchester and graduated from the Manchester Public Schools. She received a full academic scholarship from Seton Hall University where she studied international relations and minored in Spanish and Theatre.
Prior to becoming a state representative, Kelly served on the Manchester Board of Education.
[In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. – Mark Twain]
She prides herself on being a voice for the voiceless including animals and children.
Kelly and her husband, former State Representative, Geoff, live in the Buckley School neighborhood with their daughter, Zoey, and their rescue dogs, Rudy and Scrappy.
Child of two teachers, a university degree, yet she still feels helpless without someone else telling her what to do. Like most Democrats of her ilk, she feels obliged to feel better about her own inadequacies by mandating rules for other people to follow. Moron.
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A frightening statistic is out about baby deaths in Connecticut. Babies are more likely to die because of unsafe sleeping conditions than from car accidents, choking, or falls [Or guns – Ed] . Last year, at least 18 children died in Connecticut because of unsafe sleeping conditions.
A new baby doesn’t come with an owners’s manual, but medical professionals and some state lawmakers say it may be time to require one.
According to the state Child Advocate, over the last 12 years, the number of Connecticut infants who died where unsafe sleep conditions were present was almost three times the number of infants that died from child abuse.
“There are more children, more babies who die associated with unsafe sleep conditions in the State of Connecticut than from any other accidental injury,” said Sarah Eagan, Connecticut’s Child Advocate.
State lawmakers want all hospitals to be required to provide safe sleep informational materials to all new parents. Among the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies should always be:
- Placed on their back and never on their stomach
- In the same room, but never in the parent’s bed
- On a firm surface with fitted sheets
- With no blankets, pillows or toys. That’s what often causes strangulation or overheating.
Kelly Luxenberg is one of at least two new mothers in the state legislature. She says she was given no information about safe baby sleeping when she left the hospital with baby Zoey 11 months ago.
“No, no, there were no rules that they told me when I left the hospital,” said Luxenberg.
The new leaders of the state senate, Martin Looney [of course – anti-gun zealot -ED] of New Haven and Bob Duff of Norwalk, who is the father of two young children, are being joined by nine other senators in pushing this proposal.