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There's one foolproof remedy for cynicism about the federal government: whatever you think of the incompetence or unresponsiveness of federal elected officials, just remember that state and local politicians are much, much worse.
Some public servants dedicate their time to protecting us against the scourge of fetus burgers and incipient Sharia law, while others oversee police departments that allegedly engage in systematic discrimination against Latinos. As the Hartford Courant points out, there's a simple explanation for the latter policy…
For those who are wondering why the East Haven Police Department is out of control, one possible answer is that Mayor Joseph Maturo is an idiot.
[When asked by a reporter what he was doing for the Latino community after the FBI arrested four of his police officers for civil rights violations...] A moderately sentient public official in such a circumstance might say that he planned to meet with leaders of the community to apologize for the officers' behavior and ask them to join him in making changes to prevent such unacceptable conduct.
But the likelihood of finding a moderately sentient public official in local government is pretty iffy! So, no, the East New Haven Republican did not pledge to reform his police department. Instead, he pointed out that some of his best
friendsmeals are Mexican…
Maturo: "I might have tacos when I go home. I'm not quite sure yet. I have spent two years in Puerto Rico, um, I will probably do the same thing for the Latino community…"
Reporter: "You realize that's not really the comment to say right now, you might have tacos tonight."
Maturo: "I might have spaghetti tonight…Being of Italian descent, I, in this community, have been at times thought to be of an ethnic background…
Maturo has since apologized for his comments, saying he "let the stress of the situation get the best of me and inflamed what is already a serious and unfortunate situation," but perhaps he also owes an apology to all the ethnic and religious groups he has NOT reached out to. When African-Americans are allegedly stopped and frisked without probable cause, does Maturo ever soothe communal tensions by watching a Flavor Flav marathon on TV? And what did he think of the State of the Union address (Muslim outreach, of course)? Inquiring minds want to know!
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Former wrestling executive (this is an actual job) Linda McMahon, 62, is trying to fill the small, weird shoes of one Senator Joe Lieberman in 2012. And while she refused donations and spent $50 million of her own American dollars on her last campaign, she wants you to know that you may send her your own monies this time around.
Let's learn more about this brave innovator who paved the way for humans to earn an income by smashing folding chairs across other humans' skulls…
A co-founder with her husband, Vince McMahon, of World Wrestling Entertainment, she drew on her biography of having started a business that now employs hundreds of people and is publicly traded.
And she recounted past struggles with financial adversity, such as the time she and her husband filed for bankruptcy in the mid-1970s and made do without health insurance.
"I know what our families are trying to do to survive every day," she said. "I've been there, and you never forget."
Enjoy your future, Connecticut, in which all end-of-life counseling is provided by the Undertaker, and even the First Dude has a fake tan!
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How long does it take to travel to every state in the nation and mock it right to its face? About two minutes…
I think it's really cool that Paul Jury traveled 19,000 miles in the service of writing his book States of Confusion, but you've got to wonder if it was really necessary. If he was really interested in seeing how everybody in the country really lives, couldn't he have just gone to a Wal-Mart in a Hoveround?
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Remember people — in the wake of the U.S. military's successful surprise raid of Osama bin Laden's suburban home in Pakistan — this is no time relax and enjoy a well-earned moment of national success.
We must remain ever-vigilant in our quest for ever-vigilance. We must not relent one tiny bit in our fear of all things and all people. We must remain strong in our belief that we are weak and helpless…
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), who chairs the Senate's Homeland Security Committee, warned Americans on Monday to be vigilant against homegrown radicals who may improvise attacks in response to Osama Bin Laden's death…
While the threat level has not been raised as there is no specific evidence of any credible threats, Lieberman said that he was concerned Bin Laden's demise could inspire an attack along the lines of the Ft. Hood massacre, in which a radicalized individual soldier killed 13 people. He urged Americans to be especially vigilant in reporting any leads to authorities in the coming days.
"This is a classic 'If you see something, say something' moment," he said. "If you see suspicious behavior, call the police immediately — and that includes if you see suspicious behavior by someone who is a friend or family member."
You know, the last time I saw my brother, he looked a little bit shifty around the eyes.
And my fiance, she's been holding a grudge against me ever since I forgot to take out the trash that one time and the whole kitchen ended up smelling like fish. You don't suppose that'd be enough to push her over the edge and into a secret al Qaeda Midwestern cell do you?
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