Kevin Brookman

Blogger who exposed Rep. McGee’s illegal parking speaks. Explains why McGee should spend day in wheelchair

It was a classic example of the new media driving the story and the old media following it.  That is what happened, starting last week, when blogger Kevin Brookman published a photo showing State Rep. Brandon McGee Jr., illegally parking in a handicapped parking spot at a Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the state…

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President Obama

The world of Obama and Malloy

These days President Barack Obama and Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy live in a world devoid of reality.  They paint a picture of America and Connecticut, they proclaim exists, whereas reality is just the opposite.  However, in their minds, if they repeat the message often enough – that their failed policies have been a success…

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Money

Connecticut: ‘The Fine State.’ And McGee too

At this pace, Connecticut is going to become known as “The Fine State.”  In a story in Tuesday’s Republican-American newspaper, journalist Brigitte Ruthman wrote how Connecticut is on a record pace to collect fines this fiscal year.  We talk about the piece in some detail on the podcast. Also, the issue of State Rep. Brandon…

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Boston protest

If it happened in Boston, why not Hartford? And is George Soros behind it all?

Protesters interrupted the morning commute in Boston, MA on Thursday.  If it happened in Boston, why not Hartford, Bridgeport or New Haven, CT?  And is the money behind billionaire George Soros backing these latest uprisings? Those are questions, which need to be asked, as unrest continues to grow.  With Soros, there is always something going…

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Bozo the Clown

Sen. Murphy’s bozo statement and a disappointing December sales season

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy brought politics to a new low this week, when he indirectly blamed President George W. Bush for the terrorist attack in Paris, France on the publication Charlie Hebdo.  I dissect his comments in the podcast. Also, it turns out the holiday shopping season was a bust with disappointing retail sales…

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Sen. Rob Kane

Sen. Rob Kane on the future of Waterbury Hospital, tax breaks and more

The future of Waterbury Hospital hangs in the balance now that Texas-based Tenet has withdrawn from purchasing the facility.  Several state officials are attempting to revive the deal.  Sen. Rob Kane, R-Watertown, talks about the situation in an interview I did with him on the radio and am now replaying on this podcast.  Sen. Kane…

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plastic shopping bags

Move on to ban plastic bags in Connecticut

The move is on to ban plastic bags in Connecticut.  And here I thought the pressing issues were taxes, budget deficits and transportation infrastructure improvements.  Who knew? Be prepared, because the environmentalists – those are the people who believe if you don’t support their every move you are against clean air and for dirty water…

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Rep. Selim Noujaim

Rep. Selim Noujaim says layoffs at Waterbury Hospital possible this week

Connecticut State Rep. Selim Noujaim, R-74th District, told me on the Talk of Connecticut radio stations Saturday, that layoffs at Waterbury Hospital are not only possible but that they could be announced this week.  The layoffs could occur, unless the state can somehow step in, reopen and successfully complete  negotiations with Tenet, the Texas-based company…

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Cassandra

Connecticut court wrong to force teen to take chemo

So let me get this straight.  In the state of Connecticut a 17-year-old girl is “mature” enough under law to get an abortion without parental or court interference, yet when it comes to medical treatment, she is not “mature” enough to make her own decision? That is the subject matter of this podcast, in the…

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Malloy parade

Malloy’s world, busway deception, CL&P name change and Post scoops Courant

It’s opinion time, as I put forth some analysis of Wednesday’s news stories, starting with the inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to a second term.  After hearing the governor speak, I have now come to the conclusion that there is Malloy’s world and the real world and that often the two collide.  However, if…

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Matt DeRienzo

Former editor, publisher Matt DeRienzo questions Courant’s paywall and does anyone care about inauguration?

Matt DeRienzo is a former editor and publisher with Digital First Media, which includes the New Haven Register and Torrington, Connecticut-based Register-Citizen newspapers.  In a recent column on the website CTNewsJunkie, DeRienzo questioned whether the state’s largest newspaper, the Hartford Courant, is doing the right thing by creating a paywall on its website?  Among his…

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Lon Seidman

Tech expert Lon Seidman talks net neutrality, cable TV, Netflix

Tech expert Lon Seidman, of lon.tv, helps to clarify the latest regarding Net neutrality.  In case you missed it, and it was easy to do as the Federal Communications Commission pulled the ultimate “Friday afternoon dump” with its story the day after New Year’s that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has introduced new proposals for Net…

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Neil Vigdor

Hearst Connecticut reporter Neil Vigdor talks politics, Malloy inauguration, Rowland and Stuart Scott

In our first podcast of 2015, we are joined by Hearst Connecticut newspapers political reporter Neil Vigdor.  We talk about several topics including: The upcoming session of the Connecticut General Assembly The second inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy The sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland The possibility of tolls returning to Connecticut Will…

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