Whats sad IMO is that they are inclined to worry about things in order to prevent being targets of the Black cultural leadership, which is all this can be about. We all have biases as noted, most are instinctual learned behaviors that deal with survival. Its an unfortunate reality that here and in most cities in America street violence is committed by minorities. So people, reasonably, learn to avoid areas and are wary of some races more than others. Even minorities themselves, though its not racist in that case. Looking at the news with an open mind quickly makes this obvious. We, people, white, black, spanish etc, have more control over this than we like to admit.
PCism is one of our biggest problems. Nobody wants to look Rev Mann for instance, in the eye and tell her the reason Black people are more often the focus of their interest than White people are is because of the reality of who commits crimes. Its not the polices job to figure out the why of it or fix it, they enforce laws and the lawbreakers are who they are. If the cultural leaderships involved did more to change the behavior that gets them in trouble instead of just ruffling feathers things might improve.
I have a bias towards right and just. There is nothing right or just about feeling bad for dealing with reality or apologizing for it. View Comment
My kid goes there, it was a Black kid hitting a white one, which although left out of this story woulda been the headline if it were reversed. Id bet he is from SONO, his parents vote Democrat and if we let people go to school in their district like we should, wouldn't have even been there. If people bother to look its obvious that most violence and drugs in Norwalk High are brought to us from the stupid policy shipping children out of district. View Comment
Bob Duff loves getting credit for wealth redistribution like this. He could do much more for all of us though if he worked to cut spending to relieve the tax burden so people could earn a living. I think the residents of SONO need jobs more than a place for people to sell drugs and shoot each other. And the picture is so far out of context its pathetic. A picture of hardworking men in East Norwalk as a header for a piece about a community garden in SONO? LOL ok. View Comment
the cost of redeveloping and maintaining these things is astronomical, add in the crime and violence they attract to a place and begging for money to build them seems pretty damn stupid. Like paying to get cancer cells injected into yourself. We should be working to eliminate or reduce these units, not build more. If we need more its simply more proof of just how bad the Democrats have made our state. View Comment
Why do we put people on paid leave when they work for a municipality so much? We give people from street sweepers to police paid vacations when they abuse our trust, thats absurd. Accelerated rehab is fine but they should simply lose their jobs when in such trusted positions. If I had children in that school Id be very very upset if these lowlifes were overseeing them. View Comment
Another upstanding resident of Roodner court. Just think how nice Norwalk would be without taxpayer funded violent criminal breeding grounds. Of course they won't be going anywhere though because their presence brings in grants that are more important to our local legislators, Mayor and other city leaders than creating a nice safe city for the taxpayers. View Comment
This is a great program and very worthy, especially in an environment such as ours where the State Govt taxes so many into poverty and cuts education as a way to minimize the effect of their irresponsible governance. Ironically Bob Duff and most of the other politicians in attendance are directly responsible for the cost of living in CT. Almost like they intentionally create needy people so they can boast about helping them while driving taxes ever higher with programs to help the needy created by their failure to act in our best interests. View Comment
There are no cost free services available, maybe the smoker doesn't pay but somebody does, the taxpayer of course. Note as well that we are third in tobacco taxation (typical CT) sand ask yourself exactly where the senate Dems and Malloy will get funds to replace that money as smoking continues to be reduced. People not smoking is good. But don't be fooled into thinking that cigarette smoking COSTS the state money, it generates millions more than it costs. Another case of irresponsible financial practices sucking money from the citizenry for no reason except they can. Take a moment to think about how much other taxes will skyrocket to close the gap, even though we regularly operate in the red anyway, as smoking dwindles. For now they just keep upping the tobacco tax but that is another unsustainable practice. But we deserve it for electing the same losers election after election.
The reality is this site has been ruined for over a year by fake people pretending top be other posters, creating several screen names, acting like little children and creating an atmosphere in which intelligent discourse is impossible. The Daily Voice should REQUIRE people to use real names or at least pay attention enough to remove the posters who abuse what could be a great asset to the community. But honestly I don't think there is any real moderation and what little I see seems almost as bad as the small minded people causing the issues. Iv noticed many times comments getting deleted apparently based solely on expressing conservative views while posts like those ion this thread, useless childish bickering and silliness, are left to stand. They do nothing about posters imitating others screen names, including mine. Sad really but sad and childish seems the norm in many things around CT. View Comment
He wants to make CT an even better place to live, work and raise a family? Wait a minute, isn't he the same guy that voted to raise taxes, helped drive out thousands of jobs, and voted for a law that not only did nothing to make our kids safer but actually makes us all less safe?
Its almost funny hearing the people directly responsible for our states dismal current situation talk about making it "even better" The more I listen to this stuff the more I question the intelligence of people that vote for these guys.
Yup more work to do, they haven driven out all the tax payers yet. The people of CT seem more inclined in putting people in the poor house so they can beg for grants and Duff can get his picture taken with the poor he helped create.
Yup, useless Republican that has employees in profitable businesses, knows how to make money and survive in this pathetic liberal cesspool of a state. How many jobs has Malloy created? How many profitable businesses has he run? He can't even run a state where the legislature drools over his every word in a financially sound manner. You idiots elected a man who never contributed anything to this state, rather he has made a fortune off of it. Fool is a generous term for people too dumb to think past what they have been told and see that fifty years of Democrat control has about killed us. Go back into your tenement with your welfare check and smoke some crack. View Comment
Oh well, why expect an intelligent outcome when this has been the norm for decades and decades. Congrats Bob, please TRY to help the working people this go round if you have time between photo ops with the poor people, created by Dem policies.
A quick look at the comments here and the way democrats invent new identities to post as different people shows clearly the level of intelligence we are talking about. Idiocy must be a Democrat requirement. View Comment
The pollution you talk about has been here for decades, the issue at hand was a more recent fast developing one, banning those pesticides seems to be helping. That said I'm not hiving Bob Duff, Perone or any legislator credit for it. They just happened to be there, they didn't look for an answer or care about the problem. The issue was brought to them, they did what anybody in their position would do and don't deserve credit for it. Just as they ignore most things unless it can make them look good they ignored the lobster issue until they got a photo op. I'm not a fisherman a pond I knew something was wrong just by living here and noticing how the lobster men disappeared. I wouldn't say these men are hanging around with politicians. The politicians just used them to get pictures for the election. Just like Duff has been at the ST Anne's club serving the last two monthly dinners only because of the election. Never see him until election time and that says a lot about his priorities. The CT Democrats are a bunch of self serving people only interested in getting elected. They killed our state and still boast about "Standing up for you" nothing is further from the truth. Best thing we can do is clean house and tide ourselves of the poison in our state, the Democrat majority in Hartford. View Comment