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Memories of 9/11

Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 9:05 AM

Never forget...


Hillary Clinton is coming to town

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time: 9:19 AM

Do you want to ask Hillary Clinton a question? Well, here's your chance...

According to Clinton's website, reformer presidential candidate will be making an ppearance at Costco on Federal Road in Brookfield on September 16 to sign copies of her upcoming memoir, "What Happened?".

In her upcoming book, Clinton provides the public her viewpoint regarding her failed presidential campaign. Last week, Clinton released an excerpt from her book where she reflects on her now infamous close-up encounter with Donald Trump at the second Presidential debate.

The book signing event is scheduled to start at noon.


Eclipse over Danbury

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 9:31 AM

At the moment of totality in Danbury...


Still keeping you informed about news in Danbury...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Time: 9:49 AM

...while documenting and highlighting misinformation/distortions in the Greater Danbury area since 2005...more later...


The image tells the story...

Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 2:49 PM

From last night's vigil for Charlottesville held at the Danbury Public Library...


Danbury Democrats nominate candidate for third ward council seat...who does not live in the third ward

Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Time: 11:21 AM

The gross incompetence of the Democratic Town Committee's leadership strikes...AGAIN.

Last Monday, former mayor and disgraced town committee chairman Gene Eriquez continued his on-going con job on the public when he announced his "full slate" of qualified candidates for the upcoming municipal election. Unfortunately, like most of the Eriquez's statements during his term as party chair, his claim that his slate is "full" and qualified is a bit of a stretch.

Since there are SOOOOOO many questions regarding Eriquez's "full slate" of candidates, I'll take on the easiest example of the chairman's questionable judgment first and save the rest for future posts.

Last week, Danbury Democrats nominated political novice Jessica Ellul (pictured to the right) to run for the position of City Council in the Third Ward.

There's one simple problem which any chairperson prior to Eriquez would had caught in a nanosecond...Eriquez's choicefor the city council's seat in the third ward DOES NOT LIVE IN THE THIRD WARD.

According to the Certification of Party Endorsement form submitted to City Hall, Ellul listed her address as 84 Great Plains Road...

According to the City of Danbury Street listings record, available online at the City of Danbury Registrar of Voters website, 84 Great Plains Road is located in the second ward.

Pictured below to the left is Ellul location at 84 Great Plains Road (to the right) and the City of Danbury's street listing/ward locator map (to the left). The red line in the image to the right is the border between ward two (left) and ward three (right).

Ellul's house is located to the left of Great Plains Road...which is in ward two.

The fact that Ellul is not qualified to run for office in the third ward is not her fault but the fault of the party chairman Eriquez, vice chairman Ken Gucker, and members of the committee who were in charge of the vetting process.

A simple address verification procedure (which was common practice among DTC chairperson in prior election cycles) would had picked up the discrepancy in a matter of seconds...but again, this is the "new and improved" town committee whose leadership would have you believe that the sun is shining in the middle of the night.

More later...


VIDEO: Al Almeida mayoral nomination acceptance speech

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time: 10:45 AM

From last night's Danbury Democratic Town Committee convention, here's video of Al Almeida's mayoral nomination acceptance speech.


Had enough of Eriquez yet?

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Time: 10:09 AM

When will the enablers on the Danbury Democratic Town Committee admit that gambling on the "leadership" of the grossly incompetent, disgraced former mayor Gene Eriquez was a horrific mistake?

More to come...


Almeida tops Boughton in individual contributions for 2Q; Boughton leads in overall fundraising

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time: 3:26 PM

UPDATE: 07.20.17: You can view and download Mark Boughton and Al Almeida's campaign finance reports below...

Mark Boughton 2Q Report (SEEC Form 20)

Al Almeida 2Q Report (SEEC Form 20)

I'll do a separate post on the first quarter reports later...


It's my favorite time of the election cycle...campaign finance report time!

Longtime followers of my postings know that I love analyzing finance reports as the filings provide the public an overall view of a candidate's viability.

Last week, I obtained the second quarter finance statements for Mayor Mark Boughton and his opponent Al Almeida and both reports offer good and not so good news for both candidates.

In terms of good news for Almeida and not so good news for Boughton, the Democratic challenger as able to do something that is rather rare...outraise the incumbent mayor in individual contributions.

Almeida ended the financial period with 7075.00 in individual contributions while Boughton raked in 6,000 dollars in individual contributions for the same time period. As someone who has followed races for mayor since 2005, I cannot recall a time when Boughton was outraised by his opponent in individual contributions at this time in the election cycle.

That's not to say that Boughton had a bad quarter with the incumbent raising 5500 from committees (PAC) for an overall quarter haul of 12250.00 to Almeida's 7575.00 with 500.00 dollars coming from a committee. The problem for Boughton is that by being out-raised by his opponent, the mayor gave Almeida an opening to claim that his campaign should be taken seriously while claiming that Boughton is more interested in becoming the state's next governor.

In terms of good news for Boughton and not so good news for Almeida is that the mayor has a sizable advantage over his opponent with Boughton showing 23756.17 cash on hand and only spending 872.31 at the end of the quarter. In comparison, Almeida shows 6331.55 cash on hand and 1243.45 in expenses for food at his fundraiser at the Portuguese Center.

For Boughton, as the clear favorite, his quarterly report might be irrelevant come Election Day as the mayor has won re-election by a sizable advantage since his first run for re-election in 2003...but in losing the individual contribution numbers to Almeida, he gave his opponent an opening to tout his candidacy.

For Almeida, as the challenger, he has to be mindful with his spending as every penny counts against a politician who is in his eighth term in office...and spending over one thousand dollars for food at a fundraiser is a big no-no...it will be interesting to see if Almeida can keep up the pace for the next period as the campaign season picks up steam.

I'll update this post with more campaign finance report details later today along with a downloadable copy of the reports for your personal viewing.


When will Danbury Democrats say enough is enough?

Monday, June 19, 2017
Time: 11:27 AM

"Danbury’s Democrats have fallen on hard times and will continue to have troubles mounting credible municipal campaigns as long as Gene Eriquez continues to serve as head of the local Democratic party."


-Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Reenie: Daily Ructions

With the Danbury Democratic Town Committee in complete disarray, it's time for enablers of town chairman to admit that the Gene Eriquez experiment has failed miserably...which everyone who lived outside the bubble predicted would happen.

It's simple...for the good of the Democratic Party is Danbury, Eriquez needs to resign...and he needs resign now regardless of his latest round of excuses for his recent string of incexcusible decisions as the party's chairman.

More later...

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On September 26, 2007, ten plaintiffs filed suit in response to an arrest of aday laborers at a public park in Danbury, Connecticut. Plaintiffs amended their complaint on November 26, 2007.

The amended complaint states that plaintiffs sought to remedy the continued discriminatory and unauthorized enforcement of federal immigration laws against the Latino residents of the City of Danbury by Danbury's mayor and its police department.

Plaintiffs allege that the arrests violated their Fourth Amendment rights and the Connecticut Constitution because defendants conducted the arrests without valid warrants, in the absence of exigent circumstances, and without probable cause to believe that plaintiffs were engaged in unlawful activity. In addition, plaintiffs allege that defendants improperly stopped, detained, investigated, searched and arrested plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also allege that defendants violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights when they intentionally targeted plaintiffs, and arrested and detained them on the basis of their race, ethnicity and perceived national origin. Plaintiffs raise First Amendment, Due Process and tort claims.

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