Monthly Archives: July 2010

Gubernatorial Guerrilla

Dan Malloy. Ned Lamont. Mike Fedele. Tom Foley. These are four out of the five candidates in a race for governor for the state of Connecticut. It’s getting ugly.

Here’s Mike Fedele‘s campaign ad aimed at sticking to his opponent, Tom Foley:

Tom Foley fired back at Mike Fedele by going on the defensive:

…and don’t think the Democrats are out of the running. The video below is one of Dan Malloy‘s attack ad against Ned Lamont:

Let the mudslinging begin!!!!

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Daughter v. Daddy

You can call Jan Schill a lot of things, but Daddy’s Girl ain’t one of them. Just ask Johnny Mantooth.

Courtesy: Associated Press.

Schill, 31, a Colorado photographer and disgruntled daughter, created a website donotvoteformydad.com in an effort to put the kibosh on her father’s campaign for District 21 judge in Oklahoma. “What the hell was she thinking?,” you may ask. Schill will not let go of the heartbreak that was instilled upon her since 1981 when her father filed for divorce.

Jan Schill lives in Colorado. Her father, John Mantooth, is an Oklahoma candidate. The ad reads, “he is NOT a good father, NOT a good grandfather … he would NOT be a good judge!” That’s her flesh and blood. I don’t care how mad she is, she has no right to take it out on her dad. You know Johnny Mantooth will call out her daughter and be like, “You’re outta the will!!!”

Sounds like a bratty, childish, naughty girl who needs a tall glass of shut the hell up and a few spankings, but I digress. And another thing, she has no right to tell me who or who not to vote. It needs to be my choice, and my choice alone.

Despicable Me(l)

Let’s face it: Mel Gibson needs to keep his big fat mouth shut.

If you think the news media needs to stop talking about Obama, you’re not alone. Disgraced actor Mel Gibson — whom we now love to hate — landed in the headlines this month. He allegedly left tapes of his profanity-laced rants directed to his wife Oksana Gregorieva. There he accused her of extortion. Then he used racists words, which offends even me.  The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he threatened bodily harm to her.

I’ll put you in the f***ing rose garden, you c***. You understand that?! ‘Cause I’m capable of it. You understand that?! Get a f***ing restraining order.For what? What are you going to get a restraining order for? For me being drunk and disorderly? For hitting you? For what?

Not only were Mel’s comments on his tapes racist, but also mysogynist. Here’s what Arnold Schwarzenegger had to say in his press conference on KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California:

New Buses are Coming to Hartford!

Connecticut is pleased to put the new 60-foot buses onto its cities’ streets. The Hartford division of CT Transit will unveil Connecticut’s first high-capacity articulated transit buses set to arrive this fall. The model is called the LFS Artic from Nova Bus, the same company whose buses Connecticut leased some 15 years ago.

But before the buses can hit Hartford streets, CT Transit has to make some changes with the bus stops in Downtown Hartford. The changes include, but are not limited to, the discontinuation of bus stop for Route 30 (Bradley Flyer) at Travelers and the bust stop for Route 69 (Capitol Avenue) in front of Bushnell Towers. More information about the bus stop changes around Downtown Hartford can be seen on www.cttransit.com.

Baskin-Robbins to Rout 5 Flavors

Baskin-Robbins will soon give five out of its 31 flavors the cold shoulder — no pun intended.

To celebrate its 65th birthday this Sunday, Baskin-Robbins is replacing the old flavors with some new ones.  It is also National Ice Cream Day. Why? Because it’s Sun… um, never mind. Among the flavors to get the ax are Caramel Praline Cheesecake, Apple Pie a la Mode, and alas, French Vanilla, which has been a staple since 1945. French Vanilla!? Oh noes!! Whatever will we do with our French Vanilla? Oh, well, I guess we’ll just have to settle for regular Vanilla.

Here’s what Srinivas Kumar, chief brand officer at the company, had to say about the untimely retirement of the 5 flavors:

Over the decades, we have retired some of our iconic flavors into our deep freeze […] but never before have five flavors gone into the deep freeze at one time.

Oh, that explains this mess. May the 5 old flavors rest in freeze.

Bob Sheppard (1910-2010)

Bob Sheppard, the man behind the voice of the New York Yankees, passed away today. He was 99.

King James Feelin’ the Heat

The suspense is over!

LeBron James is headed south to Miami to play for the Heat. That’s got to piss off his home town folk. I mean, he was BORN in the Cleveland area. Besides Cleveland, other cities vied for King James. This includes Miami, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

Like I said, LeBron was born in Ohio. This is where he was raised. “I never wanted to leave Cleveland, ” he said, “My heart will always be around that area. But I also felt like this is the greatest challenge for me, is to move on.” Remember Please Stay, LeBron ? In the latest attempt to keep LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers fans posted a YouTube video pleading for him to stay in town (see video below).

But not even the hometown charm from Cleveland was enough to keep him.

Perhaps Cleveland will be singing a different tune. “King” will join the likes of his Olympic teammates Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh — the Miami thrice! — in the Miami Heat.