28 September 2013

CT Dem Party Party-Crashed by Ted Cruz

The Connecticut Democratic Party held the 65th annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner featuring Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Congresswoman Robin Kelly [UPDATE] Congressman Ted Cruz.

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28 2013; Event begins at 7 p.m.; Press check-in begins at 4 p.m.

WHERE: The Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479

Intended as a celebration of the Connecticut Democratic Party’s political control of both Senate seats, all five Congressional seats, the Governor’s desk and the Constitutional positions of Lt. governor, Attorney General, Comptroller, and Treasurer, the JJB was undermined y the Tea Party Takeover in Washington DC. 

Five of the seven DC folks were stuck inside The Beltway being held hostage to John Boehner’s loss of control and the most recent soggy baggery of his Grand Old Party.

Videos from John Larson and Joe Courtney  - looking exhausted and using words like ransom – and Rosa DeLauro said it all: “It appears the lunatics have taken over the asylum”.

To read about the happenings at the event, Click Here and read the report from Christine Stuart at CTNewsJunkie.Com

19 September 2013

CT Rollergirls are Back!

Starting up again after the summer hiatus...
Sweet as a Peach in the Middle of a Highway

Ice Cream
Wheel Toss
Great Music
Cool MCs

Fall season begins Saturday, September 21st
CT Sports Center
21 S. Bradley Road
Woodbridge Connecticut

Season starts with a Double Header:
Widowmakers Vs. Bone Crushers

CT Death Quads vs. Ottawa Slaughter Squad

Doors open at 5pm, First Whistle at 6pm
$12 at the door, $10 in advance (online), age 6 and under are free!

Plus: Special prizes and raffles!

13 September 2013

"Isn't It Delicious" at the Bethel Cinema 9/18

Come over to the Bethel Cinema on September 18th at 7:00PM for the big Connecticut premiere of the home-grown feature film "Isn't It Delicious".

Filmed entirely in Connecticut (with the exception of a single looong day in Manhattan) and crewed by many graduates from the CT Film Industry Program, the story explores the often hilarious and heartbreaking efforts of a family matriarch who finds she has little time left to make things right with her many dysfunctional relationships.

The cast features Kathleen Chalfant and Keir Dullea as the parents of adult children Alice Ripley, Nick Stevenson, and Jonah Young, and features notables such as Mia Dillon, Robert Lupone, Malachy McCourt, and Jay Patterson.

A question & answer session will follow the showing, and we expect to see some of the actors in attendance.

Tickets are available HERE for the measly price of $10 each! Get them quick because this screening will definitely sell out fast!

12 September 2013

Students for a New American Politics, a progressive student-run PAC, fundraiser

Students for a New American Politics, a progressive student-run PAC, will be hosting its first event of the academic year on Sunday, September 22. The fundraiser will kick off the 2013-4 election cycle, in which SNAP PAC will mark its 10th year, and will be held from 2-4 pm at Kathleen Corbet’s house: 147 Briscoe Rd., New Canaan, CT. Previous SNAP endorsees Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes will both be in attendance.

SNAP PAC (Students for a New American Politics) is the nation’s largest student-run Political Action Committee, supporting progressive candidates across the nation by sponsoring fellowships for students and young people to work on campaigns.

In 2012, SNAP PAC’s 33 Organizing Fellows worked on 17 campaigns for state ballot initiatives and U.S. House and Senate, including the campaigns of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Murphy and Representatives Ami Bera and Ann McLane Kuster. SNAP PAC’s fundraising efforts make possible the positive experiences of its promising fellows.

SNAP PAC is committed to electing today’s progressive candidates and training tomorrow’s diverse political leaders.


04 September 2013

For Victims of Rape

The Milford Bank to Sponsor a Collection Drive for the Rape Crisis Center of Milford

"When a victim goes to the hospital after an assault, they can participate in an evidence collection procedure which requires them to leave their clothing. Victim Support Packages are brought by an advocate of the Rape Crisis Center so the victim can leave the hospital with dignity. 
This serves as a stepping stone to healthy recovery."
Items needed are:
  •  light weight pants
  • sweat pants
  • elastic-waist shorts
  • sweat shirts
  • t-shirts
  • white low cut socks
  •  underwear all in sizes, especially large and extra-large
  •  flip flops
  • comb/brush set
  • toothbrush/toothpaste set
  • water
  • Gatorade
  • individual tissue packs
  • mall hand sanitizer
  • individual snacks like granola bars or crackers. No nut products please. 
Here are the locations for drop-offs of supplies:

33 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-5700
259 Merwin Ave., Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-5770
205 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-5780
1455 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-5790
295 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT 06460 (203) 783-3017
And, In Stratford:
2366 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 (203) 386-9176
ShopRite Office 250 Barnum Ave Cutoff, Stratford, CT 06614 (203) 378 – 2260

Thank you for your generosity in donating, and Thank You to Milford Bank for sponsoring this collection.