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Monday, July 19, 2010

07/19/10 Mark Henson Notes:100 Days Celebration

Dear Friends,

If you've been following the race for the Republican nomination in the 4th District this week, you've seen that all of our opponents will do just about anything to win. They're already distorting Jim's impressive record and are simultaneously attacking each other and the progress we've made these past two years. Soon, these vigorous assaults will turn fully toward Jim. We can't sit back idly and wait; we must do everything we can right now to make sure our Congressman goes back to Washington to keep working for us.

Because Jim and people like him are in Congress, comprehensive health care reform is now law, Wall Street reform is just a signature away, college is more accessible because of student loan reform, and the economy is starting to turn around as a result of job creation legislation and assistance to small businesses. In general, we're better off than when George W. Bush left office.

But you and I know the work is not done. Families are still struggling, workers are without jobs, and businesses aren't quite confident enough to hire workers or invest in their operations. We have yet to see the Senate take action on clean energy legislation, and we haven't even touched education. Education is one of the issues that Jim cares about most passionately and it is why he ran for Congress. No one recognizes the work ahead more than Jim Himes, and he's eager to roll up his sleeves, head back to Washington, and keep fighting for the progress we all believe in.

But Jim needs all of our help to do that. We've got a reelection battle on our hands, and we have to fight as hard for Jim as he's fought for us. This Saturday marks 100 Days from November 2, 2010 - 100 Days to Victory. The Countdown is on - now is the time to boost up our ground game.

Many of you have already started volunteering, but we need to increase our forces because the Republicans have put a target squarely on Jim's back. They will stop at nothing to put someone in Congress to turn back all the progress we have made and take us back to the time when Big Oil, credit card companies, and the special interests could do whatever they wanted to consumers without fear.

We can't go back to that time, and we can't lose the great public servant we have in Jim Himes. I know I'm going to work harder as each day passes to keep Jim serving us; for all our sakes, I hope you'll join me.

Our strong grassroots campaign has volunteer activities going on in every town this Saturday to mark the 100 Days until Victory - click here to see the list of 100 day events. Jim will be headlining the Fairfield DTC Grand Office Opening, kicking off our canvass in Shelton, dropping by block parties in Norwalk and Westport, and recruiting volunteers at a house party in Greenwich. Please sign up to participate and help spread Jim's message.

You don't have to wait until Saturday, though. Come into your local campaign office to volunteer... and maybe even bring a friend.

I hope you'll join the team and get involved. Click here to sign up to volunteer or just stop by our offices in Bridgeport or Stamford.

Mark Henson

Campaign Manage

PS: Don't forget, Jim asked us last week to help restock summer food pantries. All our volunteer opportunities will have collection boxes. Even if you can't stay to volunteer, please come by to meet your fellow activists and drop off an item or two!


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07/19/10 Reader Submitted Comments: Greenwich Resident Ned Lamont Is Hopelessly Inexperienced And Naive Just Like His Great Grand-Father Thomas Lamont

The Fruit Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree:

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it"

Photo: Flash Back To 1929 And Black Friday. Thomas W. Lamont Graces The Cover Of Time Magazine Just Before He Used His Position At J P Morgan To Try And Inject Confidence Back Into The Stock Market Through Massive Purchases Of Blue Chip Stocks.

Let's Not Get Fooled Again.....

Ned Lamont Is The Most Naive Gubernatorial Candidate

Ned Lamont recently said, “We haven’t earned the right to raise anybody’s taxes,”

Then Ned Lamont turns around and declares that this should not be considered a “read my lips” pledge against raising taxes.

That is, Ned Lamont will raise taxes
even if he doesn’t earn the right to.

Lamont declares that he wants to “show taxpayers that we’ll fundamentally reform government,” and he identifies three huge areas of state spending that are ripe for review — medical care, payroll, and retirement benefits.

But any fool can try to get more Medicaid money out of the federal government; promising to prune “top-heavy management” is just pandering to the state employee unions and won’t save much money because so few state employees are managers, nearly all being unionized,

Basically Lamont offers no ideas for curbing
state government’s pension obligations.

Often Ned Lamont notes, “fundamental reform” won’t pay off right away, won’t be arranged in the month the new governor has before his first budget is due to the General Assembly.

Ned Lamont can't deliver “fundamental reform”
because he has no clue what it is.

Mr. Lamont’s main idea for confronting the state budget gap of about $4 billion, a revenue shortage of as much as 20%, seems to be only to gather representatives of the most interested parties and have cordial negotiations.

Of course this is not only naive — Lamont’s most important endorsement comes from the state’s largest teachers union, the Connecticut Education Association, notorious for refusing contract concessions — but also a transparent dodge.

For among those interested in the budget are the people themselves, and they are supposed to be represented by the people they elect as governor and state legislators, who owe them a little more than vague assurance that everything will be negotiated later with someone else.

Indeed, Lamont’s whole campaign, in which he first faces the candidate endorsed by the Democratic state convention, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, in the primary Aug. 10, increasingly looks like a dodge.

Clueless Lamont’s commercials emphasize Connecticut’s need for jobs, with which everyone might agree, but fail to identify any means to that end, even as job growth isn’t the most urgent task of state government — putting its own bankrupt house in order is.

Ned Lamont’s commercials also emphasize his opposition to “no-bid contracts,” about which there has been no controversy lately.

Asked in an interview the other day to explain what his commercials aim at here, Lamont could not identify any no-bid contracts.

Maybe the phrase just resonated with a few expensive campaign focus groups.

The emptiness of Lamont’s campaign may be demonstrated most by his refusal to debate Former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy in the month before the primary, his refusal even to participate in the New London Day’s debate at the Garde Theater, traditionally a major campaign event.

Mr. Lamont explains his refusal as a matter of wanting to use the time to meet more people. But for meeting people and giving them a good look at a candidate, not much could surpass a debate in a big auditorium with an audience of more than a thousand and a television audience many times that along with news coverage generally.

The Desperate Ned Lamont apparently means to sit on his lead in Democratic primary polls and avoid getting shown up by a much more experienced and informed rival, confident that his nonsensical explanation about not debating will hurt him less than a competition broadcast statewide.

The Lamont"s Have Been Naively Screwing Up America For Years

Nativity In Politics Is Very Dangerous

Mr. Lamont, who is the great grandson of Thomas J, Lamont -
a partner of the banking and finance firm J P Morgan And Company.

In 1920, Thomas Lamont undertook a semiofficial mission to Japan to protect American financial issues in Asia. He however did not aggressively challenge Japanese efforts to build a sphere of influence in Manchuria.

In 1926, Thomas Lamont, self-described as "something like a missionary" for Italian facism, secured a $100 million loan for Benito Mussolini..

Then There Was The Lamont's Biggest Failure

On Black Thurday in 1929, Thomas Lamont was the acting head of J.P. Morgan & Co. He tried to inject confidence back into the stock market through massive purchases of blue chip stocks.

The Lamont's prospered during the Great Depression while working and middle class Connecticut residents suffered greatly.

But There Are Even More Historical Naive Lamont Screw Ups

Thomas Lamont was an influential member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and one of the most important agents for the Morgan investments abroad. He was an unofficial mentor to the Herbert Hoover administrations, and informed both the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan.

The Dawes Plan (as proposed by the Dawes Committee, chaired by Charles G. Dawes) was an attempt following World War I to collect war reparations debt from Germany. When after five years the plan proved to be unsuccessful, the new and improved Young Plan was adopted in 1929 to replace it.

The Young Plan was a program for settlement of German reparations debts after World War I The Young Plan was presented by the committee headed by Owen D. Young. After the Dawes Plan was put into operation and it became apparent that Germany could not meet the huge annual payments, especially over an indefinite period of time.

The Young Plan was opposed by parts of the political spectrum in Germany. Conservative groups had been most outspoken in opposition to reparations and seized on opposition to the Young Plan as an issue. A coalition was formed of various conservative groups. One of the groups that joined this coalition was Adolf Hitler and the National Socialists German Workers Party (NAZI), a group which had previously been dismissed as an extremist fringe by the more mainstream conservative parties.

Thomas Lamont's naive Young Plan was was a major factor in bringing Hitler and the Nazis into power and bringing about World War II.

Ned Lamont made his political name four years ago by challenging U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman for renomination by Connecticut Democrats.

However, today all that has congealed into mere name recognition even as a new campaign demands a lot more than coasting on it as millions of dollars that are spent on Television ads trashing the Connecticut Democratic Party's Choice - Dan Malloy.

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07/19/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Afternoon Edition

News Reports About
Greenwich, Connecticut

Greenwich Firm Files Patent Suit Against E-Bay
Connecticut Law Tribune
That's how much a
Greenwich-based business is asking in damages after filing a federal patent infringement case against eBay. ...
Trying to Make the Fashion Life Look Glamorous
New York Times
Edwin Gierbolini, an account executive for the Swiss luxury company Akris, at its Saks Fifth Avenue shop in
Greenwich, Conn. When I'm flying, ...
Natural Gas Futures Fall on Concern Output Will Exceed Demand
... people are worried that gas companies are still overproducing," said Tom Orr, director of research at Weeden & Co., a brokerage Greenwich, Connecticut. ...
Fresh Air kids escape summer in the city
Greenwich Post
Nicole Heath, who is the chairwoman of the
Greenwich and Stamford branch of the fund, has been hosting her own Fresh Air Kid, Justine, for four summers in a ...
Blumenthal Talks About How to Revise Economy WEB FIRST (video)
Housatonic Times
Richard Blumenthal (D-
Greenwich), the Democratic nominee for the US Senate, said the formula to revive a "struggling" economy should include making more ...
Zoners tackle Water Club expansion proposal for Cos Cob waterfront
Greenwich Post
The developer, Richard Kral, principle of RFK
Greenwich Enterprises, who wants to upgrade the 5.55-acre Greenwich Water/Beacon Point Marina at 49 River Road ...
Prologue Capital Up 4% This Year, Sees 2H Sentiment Worsening
Wall Street Journal
London and
Greenwich-based global macro hedge fund Prologue was born at a risky time, in February 2006, near the height of the credit bubble and not too ...
Tropical fish are moving in as Long Island Sound heat up
Ct Post
Photo: BK Angeletti / Connecticut Post Freelance Stamford Lighthouse on Chatham Rocks as seen from
Greenwich Point, casts a long white reflection on a still ...
SEIU Unions Endorse Dannel Malloy For Governor
Hartford Courant
... governor candidate Nancy Wyman in the August primary against Greenwich cable TV executive Ned Lamont and Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman. ...
Service plaza redevelopment begins
Hartford Business
... Fairfield, Milford, Branford and Madison; on Merritt Parkway northbound and southbound in Greenwich, New Canaan and Fairfield; on Wilbur Cross Parkway ...
Catch-Up Service
Independent (blog)
... memoir – it's not bad, you know – I was struck that he misspelt Deidre Wood, the Labour candidate in the disastrous Greenwich by-election in early 1987. ...
See all stories on this topic »

Independent (blog)
LEGION TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS: Middletown plays Wednesday, RCP plays Saturday
Middletown Press
The teams that finished second in the state's eight zones - Milford,
Greenwich (22-5, Zone 4), West Hartford (19-5, Zone 7), Bethel (19-8, Zone 5), ...
See all stories on this topic »

Blog Posts About
Greenwich, Connecticut

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Snap! Companies Consider Moving Overseas Thanks To Finance Bill ...
By William Teach
If you own a big hedge fund, there's very little reason you need to be in New York or
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Hedge Fund Exchange: Will companies dodge financial reform by ...
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Preppy: Preppy Towns in America
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A Girl Named Bong: Found at Alpen Pantry.....
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07/19/10 Breaking CT NEWS: 19-Year-Old Tells Police He Stabbed Girl To Death At Holy Land

19-Year-Old Tells Police He Stabbed Girl To Death At Holy Land

Francisco Cruz told police that he had a crush on Chloe Ottman, but when she rejected his advances, he raped her and stabbed her to death, according to court documents.

Read more at Courant.com

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07/19/10 Bloggers Start To Pick Up The Refer Rob Story


By cully Communications - home of The Hanging Shad and first class communications consulting services.

YouTube has become a source of information, annoyance and even turmoil for political candidates and now the wildly popular website for home-posted video and audio has entered into the primary campaign for the Republican nomination for US Congress Connecticut’s 4th District.

Three Republicans are competing for the chance to challenge incumbent Democrat Jim Himes—party-endorsed candidate state Sen. Dan Debicella, Rob Merkle of Norwalk and Rick Torres of Bridgeport. Himes is seen by some national observers and pollsters as the most vulnerable of Connecticut’s incumbents. He is finishing his first term, the district was represented by a Republican before him and the supposed anti-incumbent, nationwide fervor are all reasons.

But now feuding among the Republicans is taking center stage. It’s a YouTube videopoking fun at the arrest of Merkle ten years ago on marijuana charges.

Merkle blames the Torres campaign for the video and claims it is an effort to distract voters from other issues in the campaign. The Connecticut Post has more details on the increasingly nasty primary race.

Debicella, not-affectionately known as “Decibel” behind closed doors in the state Senate for his bloviating floor speeches, is the clear favorite in the primary.


07/18/10 How News Gets Reported In Greenwich

When Is Hearst President Steven Swartz Going To Bring Fair And Balanced Reporting To His Fairfield County Newspaper Monopoly?

On Friday July 9th Greenwich Roundup Hears That Hearst Newspaper Reporters Are Playing Favorites And Ignoring That Robert Merkle, Who Is A Republican Congressional Candidate For The Fourth Congressional Seat In Connecticut Was Arrested For Drug Use At Age 32.

Then On Monday Night, Rob Merkle, Who Owns Shows Up In Greenwich For A Town Hall Meeting Before A Small Crowd And Answers Questions. Hearst Newspaper's Decides Not To Send A Reporter To Ask Mr. Merkle About His Illegal Drug Use.

After Verifying The Facts Greenwich Roundup Posts This Item

07/13/10 The Greenwich Time Reporters Must So Stoned That They Forgot To Report That Jim Himes Congressional Opponent Was Arrested For Drug Possession

Greenwich Roundup Follows That Post Up With:

07/16/10 the Only Guy Arrested For Drug Possession In The Fourth Congressional Race Stakes Out Jim Himes' Hometown

Greenwich Roundup Was Repeatedly Told By His Readers That They Had Called The Greenwich Time And Complained That They Newspaper Was Playing Favorites By Reporting On Front Runner Tom Foley's Domestic Violence Arrest And Not Reporting On Rob Merkle's Drug Conviction.

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