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Monday, May 31, 2010

05/31/10 Memorial Day Is Not Really For Beach Trips. Barbecues. And Blow-Out Mattress Sales


Today as we celebrate Memorial Day, families across Greenwich will gather in backyards and front porches, fire up the barbeque, kick back with friends, and spend time with people they care about.

On this day please take some time to reflect on what Memorial Day is all about; on why we set this day aside as a time of national remembrance.

It’s fitting every day to pay tribute to the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America. Still, there are certain days that have been set aside for all of us to do so. Veterans Day is one such day – when we are called to honor Americans who’ve fought under our country’s flag.

Our calling on Memorial Day is different. On this day, we honor not just those who’ve worn this country’s uniform, but the men and women who’ve died in its service; who’ve laid down their lives in defense of their fellow citizens; who’ve given their last full measure of devotion to protect the United States of America.

There are any number of reasons America emerged from its humble beginnings as a cluster of colonies to become the most prosperous, most powerful nation on earth. There is the hard work, the resilience, and the character of our people. There is the ingenuity and enterprising spirit of our entrepreneurs and innovators. There are the ideals of opportunity, equality, and freedom that have not only inspired our people to perfect our own union, but inspired others to perfect theirs as well.

But from the very start, there was also something more. A steadfast commitment to serve, to fight, and if necessary, to die, to preserve America and advance the ideals we cherish. It’s a commitment witnessed at each defining moment along the journey of this country. It’s what led a rag-tag militia to face British soldiers at Lexington and Concord. It’s what led young men, in a country divided half slave and half free, to take up arms to save our union. It’s what led patriots in each generation to sacrifice their own lives to secure the life of our nation, from the trenches of World War I to the battles of World War II, from Inchon and Khe Sanh, from Mosul to Marjah.

Not that any death is acceptable, but there's a sad irony that the 1000th American serviceman was killed in Afghanistan this weekend.

The 1,000th American serviceman killed in Afghanistan had already fallen once to a hidden explosive, driving his Humvee over a bomb in Iraq in 2007. The blast punched the dashboard radio into his face and broke his leg in two places.

Marine Cpl. Jacob C. Leicht didn't survive his second encounter with a bomb this week. The death of the 24-year-old Texan born on the Fourth of July marks a grim milestone in the Afghanistan war.

Leicht, who spent two painful years recovering from the Iraq blast, was killed Thursday when he stepped on a land mine in Helmand province that ripped off his right arm. He had written letters from his hospital bed begging to be put back on the front lines, and died less than a month into that desperately sought second tour.

"He said he always wanted to die for his country and be remembered," said Jesse Leicht, his younger brother. "He didn't want to die having a heart attack or just being an old man. He wanted to die for something."

When military officers went to tell Leicht's parents that their adopted son had died in combat, sheriff's deputies had to help navigate them to the 130-acre family ranch tucked impossibly deep in the Texas Hill Country.

Big guy, soft heart

It was here that Jacob Leicht chopped thick cedar trees and hiked the rugged limestone peaks, growing up into an imposing 6-5, 200-pound Marine with a soft heart. He watched "Dora the Explorer" with his brother's children and confided to family that he was troubled by the thought of young civilians being killed in battle.

But for Leicht, born in a Lemoore, Calif., Navy hospital, the battlefield was the destination. He threw away a college ROTC scholarship after just one semester because he feared it would lead away from the front lines.

"His greatest fear was that they would tell him he would have to sit at a desk for the rest of his life," said Jonathan Leicht, his older brother.

When Jacob Leicht's wish finally came true, it didn't last long.

His first deployment was to Iraq in 2007, but he was there just three weeks when Jesse Leicht said his brother drove over two 500-pound bombs hidden beneath the road.

One detonated, the other didn't. The blast tore through the Humvee, shooting the radio into Leicht's face and knocking him unconscious. He felt something pinch his thumb, and the gunner's face was filleted so badly by shrapnel that medics couldn't keep water in his mouth.

None of the five people were inside the vehicle died. Jesse Leicht said an Iraqi interpreter, the only one on board who wasn't seriously injured, dragged his brother from the mangled vehicle. The blast snapped Jacob Leicht's fibula and tibula, and the recovery was an agonizing ordeal of pins and rods and bolts drilled into his bones.

But all Jacob Leicht could think about was going back. He launched a campaign for himself at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, writing letters and making phone calls about returning to combat. More than two years later, he was finally healthy enough to serve again.
Nine days before his brother stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan, Jesse Leicht enlisted in the Marines.

Using Facebook to reach a friend stationed at a base not far from his brother, Jesse asked the soldier a favor: If you see Jacob, let him know I signed up like him.

"Hopefully," Jesse Leicht said, "he got the word."

As President Ronald Reagan once said,"Some people live an entire lifetime and wonder if they have ever made a difference in the world, but the Marines don't have that problem."

Sacrifice indeed means something to the men and women who put on a uniform to serve this nation.

More than 4,400 Americans have been killed in Iraq. In Vietnam, 58,220 Americans were killed from 1954 to 1973. A total of 54,246 died in Korean War. The number of Americans killed fighting the Axis powers in World War II was 405,399. The toll from World War I was 117,465. At least 618,000 lost their lives in the Civil War.

That commitment – that willingness to lay down their lives so we might inherit the blessings of this nation – is what we honor today. But on this Memorial Day, as on every day, we are called to honor their ultimate sacrifice with more than words. We are called to honor them with deeds. We are called to honor them by doing our part for the loved ones our fallen heroes have left behind and looking after our military families.

By making sure the men and women serving this country around the world have the support they need to achieve their missions and come home safely. By making sure veterans have the care and assistance they need. In short, by serving all those who have ever worn the uniform of this country – and their families – as well as they have served us.

Please forget about the Blow Out Mattress Sales and take a momment to say a little prayer before you eat that plate of BBQ.

Ask our heavenily father to continue to comfort and provide for the families of our fallen heros.

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People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. --George Orwell

Army: A body of men assembled to rectify the mistakes of the diplomats. -Josephus Daniels

Diplomats are just as essential in starting a war as soldiers are in finishing it. --Will Rogers

Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war. --Ernest Miller Hemmingway

“God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever lead us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord." - General George S. Patton

“We owe our troops the opportunity to serve in the best-planned, best-equipped, and best-led military force in the world, and we owe them the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they and their families will be taken care of if they sacrifice life, limb or the ability to sleep without war's nightmares. We owe them not just thanks and best wishes, but action, and action in our nation's capital." - Senator John Kerry

06/31/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Byram, Glenville honor war veterans
Greenwich Time
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Greenwich Post
Boots made for walking
Greenwich Post
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St. Michael Cookbook is community effort
Greenwich Post
Those who wish to purchase it may send a note to Cookbook, care of St. Michael Church, 469 North St, Greenwich, CT 06831. Include a check made payable to ...
Shakespeare On The Sound announces complete casting for "Othello"
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Madison woman's stories connected kids to roots
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Conn.'s summertime primary expected to be active
Waterbury Republican American
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Darien Times
State tournaments, meets begin Tuesday
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Morgans Fish House Reopens After Renovation
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Millennium Hires Industry Veteran to Oversee Continued Asian Expansion
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05/31/10 Tom Foley's Memorial Day Statement

Tom Foley for Governor

Tom Foley's Memorial Day Statement

"Today we remember our service men and women who have given their lives so that we may live in freedom. Since Memorial Day last year, six names have sadly been added to the list of those from Connecticut who have died serving their country. They are: Army (National Guard) Sergeant Edward C. Kramer, Army Captain Benjamin Sklaver, Marine Corporal Xhacob Latorre, Army Staff Sergeant Ronald Spino, Marine Lance Corporal Tyler Griffin, and Army (National Guard) Staff Sergeant Edwin Rivera. They have given their lives for the benefit of others. We honor and thank them and their families for their sacrifice."

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05/31/10 The Greenwich First Selectman Report

The Latest News About Greenwich First Selectman eter Tesei

Vets Demand an Apology From Swiftboaster Blumenthal - Page 2 - The ...
"I think it's inappropriate for a political candidate to be the keynote speaker, " First Selectman Peter Tesei said. "I just think it takes away from the ...
Photo - Darien News
First Selectman Peter Tesei's children, Caroline Tesei, 3, and her brother James , 15 months, at the Memorial Day ceremony at Glenville, on Monday, May 30, ...
2010 May 30 - Our Town - Connecticut News
First Selectman Peter Tesei arrived around this time to address members of the task force. Indicating that he was puzzled by the task force's inability to ...
Byram, Glenville honor war veterans - NewsTimes
During the ceremony, First Selectman Peter Tesei said he paused in wonder at what inspired our nation's best to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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05/31/10 The Himes Times: A Tribute and a Pledge

Jim Speaking at Shea McGrath Ceremony


On Memorial Day, Americans join in paying solemn tribute to all who have given their lives in service to our country. It is a day marked by ceremonies, parades and traditions. We fly the flag at half-staff from dawn until noon. We stop for a national moment of remembrance wherever we are at 3 p.m. local time.

And while we honor our fallen soldiers, we also realize that their sacrifice represents a debt that we can never fully repay.

At a send-off earlier this year for 700 Connecticut National Guard troops deploying to Afghanistan, I was struck by the profound challenge of expressing one's thanks to these brave soldiers. Can adequate thanks really be given to a 20 year old who is willing to risk his life, or to the families of those who serve in harm's way? Perhaps not truly adequately. But try we must - and not just with words, but also with our actions.

For too long, too many of our returning veterans have suffered from disgraceful neglect and inadequate care. In Congress, we've taken several good first steps to strengthen support for our veterans. Our new GI Bill provides access to a 4-year college education for soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. We've improved V.A. funding and expanded healthcare services for women veterans. We've increased financial aid for nearly 2 million disabled veterans. And we now offer incentives for employers to hire veterans who are unemployed.

Americans across the country are helping provide material and moral support for our servicemen and women and their families through programs like Adopt-a-Platoon, Adopt-a-Unit and Adopt-a-Soldier. Communities are coming together to form Covenants of Care to deliver care packages to our troops and support services to their families. Locally, the Greenwich Community Covenant has been organizing support for units in Connecticut's Army National Guard. And just last week, citizens and civic groups in Weston launched a new Community Covenant in that town.

This Memorial Day, let us all come together to honor the memory of those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. Let us also pledge to do whatever we can to thank and support our veterans, the brave servicemen and women now in uniform, and their families here at home. Not just this day, but every day.


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05/31/10 TOPIX: Byram, Glenville honor war veterans

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - May 31, 2010
Byram, Glenville honor war veterans (Connecticut Post)
As the Ninth District Veterans Association held their annual Memorial Day parade Sunday afternoon in Glenville, Tony and Carolyn Acerbo joined about 200 other residents to honor those who served.

Suburban Churches 9.25 (Greenwich Citizen)
Bethel AME Church , Merwin and Academy streets, Norwalk -- the Rev. Marcell us A. Norris , Pastor; Worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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05/31/10 Greenwich Hedge Fund Investors Watch As There Felloe Greenwich Residents Observes Quit Facebook Day - FacebookDay.com

Calling Mark Zuckerberg an idiot would be an insult to all the stupid people.

Soon Zuckerberg will be about as much use as a Betamax videorecorder.

Seriously, Zuckerberg should learn from his parents mistakes - try using some birth control.


I heard that Mark Zuckerberg changed his mind about some of Facebook's settings. So, what did he do with the diaper?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

05/29/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Afternoon Edition

The Latest News About Greenwich

Greenwich community rallies around state soldiers
Greenwich Time
Greenwich resident Bruce Winningham and former Greenwich resident Amanda Johnson are helping to send "care" packages to members of Alpha Company 1st ...
Autochannel (press release)
15th Annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Features Elegantly Designed Classic ...
Autochannel (press release)
GREENWICH, Conn., May 28 -- The 15th annual Greenwich Concours d'Elegance features more than 250 elegant classic American and European automobiles and, ...
Fishing Column: Greenwich K of C Children's fishing derby a success
Stamford Advocate
Last Sunday the Orinoco Council # 39 of the Knights of Columbus in Greenwich held its 2010 Children's Fishing Derby at the Ernest Thompson Seton Scout ...
GHS tennis coach vows to appeal her termination after alleged scuffle with ...
Greenwich Time
Greenwich High School's highly successful boys tennis coach, arrested last month after allegedly shoving a state trooper on the way back from a match, ...
Sergeant battling ALS rings NYSE bell to promote bike trek
Stamford Advocate
Photo: Contributed Photo\Mel Nudelman/ NYSE, Contributed Photo / Greenwich Time Contributed Greenwich Police Sgt. Roger Petrone photographed at his Stamford ...
At annual ceremonies Town honors fallen
Greenwich Post
To celebrate the American spirit and mark the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in its defense, Greenwich has a full slate of events set for ...
Girls Tennis: State Tournament Schedule
Hartford Courant
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Ludlowe hits its way past Greenwich to FCIAC baseball title
Ct Post
Fairfield Ludlowe's Nick Rossomando and Greenwich's Yuta Okazaki look for the call during the FCIAC Baseball Championship game Thursday May 27, ...
New York Times
Stacy Rukeyser, Clark Peterson
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05/29/10 Blumenthal to Be Low-Key for Memorial Day

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - May 29, 2010
Blumenthal to Be Low-Key for Memorial Day (NBC Connecticut)
If you are heading to Memorial Day events this weekend, don't expect to see Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

Book Notes (News Times)
The Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road, Washington, will feature Annie Kelly and Tim Street-Porter, co-authors of "Rooms to Inspire in the City," at 3 p.m. To reserve a copy of the book, call the store at 860-868-0525 or e-mail books@hickorystickbookshop.com. SATURDAY WASHINGTON The Hickory Stick Bookshop, 2 Green Hill Road, Washington, will ...

Anne on the Move  The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Anne on the Move The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, CT (International Herald Tribune)
Urs Fischer's "Oscar the Grouch," at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center. I've never really had a reason to go to Greenwich, Conn., before but now I have a reason to go back: "Oscar the Grouch," the solo show by Urs Fischer at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center.

Pop go the flowers: Warhol at the Bruce (NewsTimesLive)
A piece in Andy Warhol's silkscreen portfolio, "Flowers," on view at the Bruce Museum.

More Geenwich News From Topix:

Greenwich group aims to spark kids' interest in jazz music (Connecticut Post)
Greenwich resident Bennie Wallace, on saxophone, and the Backcountry Jazz All Star Orchestra perform at at Bright Brook Farm in Greenwich last June, as part of a benefit concert to raise funds for Backcountry Jazz, a nonprofit organization that uses music as a catalyst to improve communities.

Music and art come to the market (Greenwich Citizen)
Singer, Stephanie Kies, engages her young audience, from left, Sophia Wasserman , Erin Dixon and Emilie Wasserman , in some favorite sing-a-longs during a recent "Fun Day" at Porricelli's Market.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

05/26/10 CTPost: Rick Torres Says He Has Signatures Needed For Primary

Keeping his remarks short in Wednesday's noontime heat, Republican Rick Torres stood outside his Harborview Market to announce he's already collected more than 2,000 signatures to get his name on the primary ballot for the fourth Congressional District.

To take part in the primary for the congressional seat, Torres needs 1,988 signatures from registered voters. State Sen. Dan Debicella, R-Shelton, received the GOP nod at the convention last week.

"That political process is about picking the cutest guy," Torres joked, or the one who can raise the most money. "It should be about a debate of ideas."

He was joined by U.S. senate candidate Peter Schiff, who is also seeking to get on the primary ballot, and who endorsed Torres' bid. Torres pledged his team would help collect signatures for Schiff, who needs about 8,500 certified signatures.

A fiscal conservative, who feels big government must be drastically slashed, Torres said, "We can chose to bail out failure or we can allow the successful to prosper ... Big government answers always fail."

Torres said anarchy and tyranny will follow if government continues on its current course. "I'm a survivor. I survived tyranny twice -- in Cuba and in the socialist Section 8 housing in America."

The November elections are not simply about electing Republicans, Schiff reminded supporters. "There are plenty of Republicans in Washington now," he said, but they're not always the right Republicans.

Schiff, a Weston resident, said voters shouldn't accept statements from the "party elite" that grassroots campaigns like his and Torres can't succeed in Connecticut.

"A real grassroots campaign can win in Connecticut," he said. "Vote for a real Republican for the U.S. Senate."

Both have been endorsed by the Independent Caucus, a grassroots organization seeking to elect limited government, fiscally responsible candidates who adhere to Constitutional authority.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

05/24/10 This Blog Is Just Not Big Enough To List All Of The Reports About Greenwich Newsmaker Richard Blumenthal - Here Is A Small Sample

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich Resident And Harvard Swim Team Captain Richard Blumenthal

Blumenthal Says He Is Sorry for Vietnam Claims
New York Times
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, whose acknowledgment last week that he had misrepresented his Vietnam record ...
The Guardian (blog)
Rand Paul and Richard Blumenthal: sore winners
The Guardian (blog)
After sustaining self-inflicted wounds exposed by the media –
Blumenthal by the New York Timesover his claims of service in Vietnam and Paul by MSNBC's ...
Blumenthal, Bush
Boston Globe
In his piece on
Richard Blumenthal's embellishment of his military record during Vietnam ("Blown up,'' Op-ed, May 21), HDS Greenway wonders why Blumenthal ...
Media Backtalk: Howard Kurtz on the Media: Sarah Ferguson tabloid tape, Chuck ...
Washington Post
Howard Kurtz: Excuse me: who told the world about
Richard Blumenthal's misstatements on Vietnam? The New York blanking Times. Is there another newspaper ...
Top of the Ballot: Blumenthal apologizes
The Hill
By Sean J. Miller - 05/24/10 07:43 AM ET Connecticut Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal apologizes via e-mail, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo. ...
Bring back the draft
Baltimore Sun
By Paul Marx With the revelation that
Richard Blumenthal, the US Senate candidate in Connecticut, received five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, ...
Getting out of jam as easy as ABC
Chicago Tribune
Democratic US Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut got this tried-and-true formula backward after The New York Times last week produced ...
Hartford Courant (blog)
Was Blumenthal Just A Politician Being A Politician?
Hartford Courant (blog)
By Jim Shea on May 24, 2010 9:25 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) Some people think
Richard Blumenthal embellished his military record intentionally, ...
Blumenthal is like any other politician: a liar
Norwich Bulletin
By Anonymous White knight
Richard Blumenthal is not so squeaky clean after all. When someone is so sanctimonious, so Mr. Clean, it only takes a small, ...
Brittany Murphy's Husband Found Dead
Vanity Fair
[The New York Times] • Following a public flogging from DNC chariman Tim Kaine,
Richard Blumenthal has apologized for obfuscating details about his service ...
Honoring Real Vietnam Heroes
Connecticut Law Tribune
And he refuses to get twisted up over men like
Richard Blumenthal, who haven't the character to admit that they were unwilling and, worse yet, ...
US & World News, Monday 5/24
(Hartford, CT) -- In an e-mail sent Sunday night to the "Hartford Courant," Connecticut state Attorney General and US Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal ...
The Color Of Money
Hartford Courant
Chris Dodd, both endorsed candidates, Democrat
Richard Blumenthal and Republican Linda McMahon, are residents of Greenwich. In the gubernatorial contest, ...
Lyme disease guidelines reviewed
AAP News (subscription)
A review was conducted as a result of a voluntary agreement with Connecticut Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal, who challenged the IDSA's development ...
NYT's John Harwood Scorched by Scarborough for Blumenthal Defense
Media Research Center
... Joe" when he tried to defend Connecticut Attorney General (and US Senate candidate) Richard Blumenthal over his fibs over having served in Vietnam. ...
The Ed Morrissey Show: Kevin McCullough
Hot Air
Kevin and I will talk about a number of stories, including the weak apology from
Richard Blumenthal, the interesting connections between Maurice Hinchey's ...
Legal News Line
GOP favors Dean in Conn. AG race
Legal News Line
The fight to fill the seat of current Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal, who is running for US Senate, has not been without several twists. ...
AP Top News at 4:40 pm EDT
KMPH Fox 26
Chris Dodd says he's confident that fellow Democrat and Connecticut Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal "will be OK" in his bid for the US Senate. ...
Fiorina Allies and the Los Angeles Times Try to Dick Blumenthal Chuck DeVore
So in a last ditch effort to win, her allies are using the
Richard Blumenthal story to try to create a blatantly false perception of Chuck DeVore. ...
" 'ACORN Pimp Hoax' REDUX: Why the NYTimes Should Fire Clark Hoyt & Why They ...
... know that I've been referring there to the New York Times' shameful coverage of the Richard Blumenthal situation as the paper's "ACORN Pimp Hoax REDUX". ...
Politicians shouldn't be allowed to lie about military record
Coshocton Tribune
BY AL NEUHARTH • May 24, 2010 US Senate hopeful
Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, said this week that he used a "few misplaced words" when he said he ...
Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today's News
Veterans Today Network
Defending Blumenthal To the Editor: You have wrought an injustice to Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut in your front-page coverage (May 18 ...
A Complexity, Reduced To Shame
Investor's Business Daily
This is why
Richard Blumenthal, the long-serving Connecticut attorney general and now a senatorial candidate, said he served in Vietnam when like me he was ...
AG Blumenthal delivers full apology
Hartford, Connecticut (WTNH) - One week after the stunning news that Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal had occasionally misrepresented his military ...
State AGs: Aspiring Governors
At least two other attorneys general — Kentucky's Jack Conway and Connecticut's
Richard Blumenthal — are running for the US Senate, both as Democrats. ...
Obama Seeks Way To Trim Costs From Spending Bills
Richard Blumenthal never served in the military in Vietnam despite his public comments indicating he had done so, the New York Times reported on Monday. ...
C'mon Connecticut – What's Up?
Right Pundits
The Democrats chose a congenital 'misrepresenter',
Richard Blumenthal, who not only faked serving in Vietnam for over 30 years, but somehow thought doing a ...
May 17-23, 2010: Gushing Oil and Voter Anger Top the News
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism
Allegations, reported in the New York Times, that Connecticut Attorney General and US Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal falsely claimed a combat record in ...
New Haven Independent
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... attended by politicians who have supported the project, including Attorney General (and US Senate candidate) Richard Blumenthal and New Haven State Rep. ...
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Richard Blumenthal, 64, weathered a week of controversy to receive the Democratic US Senate nomination to replace the retiring Chris ...
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... "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is now apologizing. ...
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Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic Senate nominee in Connecticut, repeatedly misrepresented his military record. Let's watch. RICHARD BLUMENTHAL ...

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Richard Blumenthal Apologizes For Statements About Vietnam War Service
By The Huffington Post News Editors
HARTFORD, Conn. — Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal is now apologizing. On Monday and late the night before, ...
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YID With LID: Sorry Richard Blumenthal, An E-Mail From A Staffer ...
By Sammy Benoit
Richard Blumenthal, An E-Mail From A Staffer is NOT an Apology. Yesterday Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has issued a formal apology for his continual lies his military service during the Vietnam War, sort of: ...
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Connecticut Bob: Richard Blumenthal's acceptance speech
By CT Bob
From Friday night at the State Democratic Convention. Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal accepts the endorsement of the party. The roll call vote was stopped by Merrick Alpert, who withdrew his candidacy and endorsed Blumenthal. ...
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Richard Blumenthal Apologizes for Exaggerating Military Service ...
By Rob
Connecticut Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic candidate for the Senate, has apologized for exaggerating his history of military service.
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virtualpolitik: "Richard Blumenthal removed Vietnam from the ...
By Liz Losh
Richard Blumenthal removed Vietnam from the Places I've Been Application". This parody of an Obama Facebook news feed, which was published by Slate magazine and lampoons political "friending" and "unfriending" in the midterm elections, ...
virtualpolitik - http://virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/
Richard Blumenthal Apologizes For Statements About Vietnam War ...
U.S. Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal has apologized in an e-mail for misstatements about his military service during the Vietnam War, nearly a week after the controversy erupted. Blumenthal said in a statement e-mailed to The ...
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BreakingNews: Dem U.S. Senate nominee Richard Blumenthal issues ...
BreakingNews: Dem US Senate nominee Richard Blumenthal issues 1st apology for misstatements made about Vietnam War service http://bit.ly/cYAbaW.
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Blumenthal Admits he Misspoke About Military Record | FrumForum
By FrumForum Editors
Connecticut Senate Candidate
Richard Blumenthal has admitted that he misspoke about his military record: After nearly a week of criticism following.
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The Thoughts of an American Husband and Father: Attorney General ...
By Doug H.
I have been meaning to weigh in the on the illustrious Attorney General from the state of Connecticut,
Richard Blumenthal, and his comments about his military service 'in' Vietnam versus 'during' Vietnam. ...
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Richard Blumenthal Apologizes for Exaggerating Military Service ...
By Black Cafe Network News
Richard Blumenthal Apologizes for Exaggerating Military Service. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic candidate for the Senate, has apologized for exaggerating his history of military service. ...
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By Brian
Blumenthal "Apologizes" Via E-Mail for Vietnam Claim.
Richard Blumenthal. What a stand-up guy! Richard Blumenthal has apparently issued a sort-of apology via e-mail for having falsely claimed that he served "in Vietnam. ...
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The Neighborhood Retail Alliance: A Bloomin' Liar
By Neighborhood Retail Alliance
Wayne Barrett has a hilarious piece in the Village Voice on the prevarications of Connecticut's Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal about his alleged service in Vietnam: "Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general running for ...
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Blumenthal camp releases poll numbers
By ConnPolitics.tv Staff
When News 8 asked if he accepted
Richard Blumenthal's apology, Jaicki responded, "No." Late Monday afternoon, the Blumenthal campaign made the unusual move of making their internal pollster available to reporters. ...
ConnPolitics - http://connpolitics.tv/index.php
TRENDING: Blumenthal: 'I'm sorry'
(CNN) - Democratic Senate candidate and Connecticut Attorney General
Richard Blumenthal has apologized for misstating his military record during the Vietnam War. "I have made mistakes and I am sorry. I truly regret offending anyone," ...
Ethiopian Review - http://www.ethiopianreview.com/news/
Blumenthal Misspeaks His Way Through An Apology
By Carole
Caught lying about his Vietnam era service (he claimed to have served "in Vietnam" when he did not), Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate Candidate
Richard Blumenthal has now misspoken his way through an alleged apology. ...
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Blumenthal Issues Apology For "Mistakes" Regarding Vietnam-Era Service
By Doug Mataconis
Just under a week after the story about Connecticut Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal's repeated mis-statements about his military service during the Vietnam War, we have an apology: After nearly a week of criticism following ...
Outside The Beltway - http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/
Blumenthal finally apologizes | Washington Examiner
By Mark Hemingway
When the New York Times called out Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate candidate
Richard Blumenthal last week for exaggerating his military record to make it sound like he served in Vietnam when he did not, the reaction ...
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Richard Blumenthal Vietnam Service Controversy Continues As Longer ...
Richard Blumenthal's senate campaign finds a glimmer of good news in a longer video clip about his military service.

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