They should just legalize it for crying out loud. Cant our state ever just back off all the way when somethings proven a non issue instead of trying to regulate one more thing? Wonder how much money we waste each year investigating, arresting, trying & incarcerating pot smokers?
Legalize it & sell/tax it like alcohol, a win for everyone involved except the drug dealers, which is where the real crime & violence associated with it comes from. I never saw a pothead attack anything but a bag of doritos.
When you are right you are right. They should have read him his rights. These rights actually have nothing to do with being a citizen. According to the Constitution these rights come from the creator. In other words we just have them, they just are. They can be repressed and denied us but we still have them. That said, its a small thing to not have his rights read to him, we shouldnt need that, especially somebody who became a citizen in 2012. I'm quite certain he knows his rights and its obvious that his rights are being protected. Its nothing like the way that the govt has conspired to repress our right to keep & bear arms. This situation in Boston is a good example of why that right is so very important. Several thousand police couldnt find him, but a citizen did. Luckilly the bad guy climbed into a boat to hide instead of entering the home. Chances are that since the guy lives in MA, a state that like ours has neutered their citizens ability to protect themselves, this guy could not have effectively protected himself. Thats the issue & the crime. This can happen anyplace and part of the reason for the 2nd Amendment was so we dont need to be helpless in the face of violent attack. If I were the Governor of MA I'd be thinking seriously of repealing their dumb laws. View Comment
Lol, this entire post is beyond silly. Obama let him stay when he should have been deported. Under Obama homeland security has been so busy watching US that they let this happen. Also Obama had zilch to do with the capture, a CITIZEN found him, not the policew, FBI, Homeland security or any of the thousands of LE agents trampling citizens rights in a keystone cop type attempt at capture. If that man had been on vacation chances are real good nobody woulda found the terrorist until he uncovered his boat. This whole thing is a failure of what the idiot in charge keeps telling us we need, the govt cannot protect us and its not even their job. Their job is to enforce the law, which if they did this never woulda happened because the older brother wouldnt have been here.
Obamas sucess story will be a very personal one. He succeeded in getting to the white house, but thats hardly been a good thing for the country. Keep smoking that mary jane. View Comment
You cant be that silly. The NRA represents US & is protecting OUR rights. IF they did buy it they bought it with the money donated by citizens, quite unlike the opposition. People are mad because the NRA is doing what our legislature should be doing, PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS. Move if freedom scares you. :)
Thats sort of true, not that we dont care about those killed, but because we recognize that millions more lives are saved & crimes prevented by good people with guns than are murdered or victimized by bad people with guns.
Gun advocates didnt create the perfect killing ground in Sandy Hook, gun control did. You clowns will never take responsibility for the results of your actions. That much is clear.
The people have spoken & if Obama doesnt like it he should resign. Unlike CTs corrupt legislature Congress still has SOME decent ethical people involved for now.
What the anti movement refuse to admit is that the NRA & all of the gun lobby are directly representing CITIZENS, not big corporations or varied special interest like the govt does. If our legislatures protected our rights even half as good, if they listened to us even half as good, none of this would be an issue. The right to keep & bear arms is above their ability to legislate. Its their job to protect our rights not whittle them away. Yesterday was a day to take pride in Washington & reflect upon the disgrace which is the CT legislature & the disgrace which they voted into law a short while ago. View Comment
What a bunch of children....
Sad really. All I'll add is that clearly many here never learned our history. Bashing right wingers, what we call conservatives today, is to bash the founders of this great country. Bashing their thoughts & policies is to bash the thinking that when implemented created this great country. You children have the RIGHT to act like silly brats because Conservative minded men & women faught against the leftists of the late 1700s and won this country.
So have fun, but realize that with every sentence you reveal your lack of anything resembling American ethics & morals. You expose your inability to form rational thoughts and conclusions. You are WHY the country is in the position it is. Its not Dem or Republican, its mature intelligence VS immature reactionary stupidity. View Comment
Norwalk seems to have lost contact with its cultural heritage, but we do have culture & we sure care more about attracting tourists than preserving a nice place to live so we might be in the running.
Though as a resident and taxpayer I'm not sure its a good thing to trade in who you are for what you want to be perceived as at any cost. Revolutionary isnt always a good thing. When you trade in 300 years of success for appearing progressive it seems you need to start forgetting who you are.
The Oyster fest is a good example. Where we once had Colonial villiges, war re enactments, tall ships & many other historical things we now have ferris wheels & kettlekorn. View Comment
Yeah no kidding. In large part its because taxes were once used to run the govt. These days they are used for much more, like jet planes & travel for politicians, welfare & houseing for lazy people, big salaries for elected officials, giving billions to other countries, things like that. View Comment
Seems these same things listed are issues in Hartford as well. I tend to simplify things & think we would be MUCH better off if we only gave Hartford what it needed to run the state and ran our city without needing to beg for everything we need.
Our leadership knows how important their role is, so they use their role to perpetuate their agendas with little regard for the little people. View Comment
Its sad that money even matters. We all live here & most are familiar with the candidates. This rush for fund raising in my opinion exposes the lack of concern for anything but winning. We need somebody with the ability to be honest & responsibly represent the taxpayers in this city, not the guy with the best marketing ability. We need somebody willing to make due with what we have instead of constantly begging for grants to cover irresponsible policies. On another note NO contributions should be allowed from people or companies not in Norwalk. Accepting contributions from out of town is like Obama getting contributions from China.
From where I sit we have NO choices which will benefit the taxpaying Norwalk residents. View Comment
This is just part of being a city. If we got rid of all the programs and projects it would go away. It doesnt happen in neighborhoods without a project or where most people own their homes. As Norwalk continues to move away from owner occupied houseing this stuff will only get worse. I dont like it but our city as a whole seems to love having a few taxpayer funded ghettos so we can apply for grants & things. I'd rather not have the money and live in a nice place but what do I know. View Comment