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Updated Restaurant Listings

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I have updated the complete restaurant listings for each of the following towns – with many new links – (well worth bookmarking) Fairfield Stratford Westport and lots of new listings in Bridgeport These are the most comprehensive listings, with links, available anywhere. [Read More]
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Right Wing Lies Exposed

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Great post from Daily KOS: Three Charts To Email To Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law Here are two of them (see all 3, with explanations, further right-wing lies exposed, and links here) [Read More]
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Messages from God?

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Michelle Bachmann says it’s “cut spending”: “I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Glenn Beck says it’s “store food”: How many warnings do you think you’re going […] [Read More]
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New Restaurants – Fairfield, Westport, Stratford

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Fairfield Bon Appetit Creperie Chipotle Mexican Grill Whole Foods Center Mandarin Restaurant Black Rock Turnpike near Pizza Palace Chili 2445 Black Rock Turnpike replacing Lucy’s Kitchen Tabouli Grill 3381 Post Road Southport, replacing Ole Mole Westport Pane e Bene 1620 Post Road East, Westport. 203-292-9584 My wife and I ate here last week (outside, which […] [Read More]
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Mr. Obama, with 25 million Americans hurting, will you fight — really fight! — to put jobs at the top of the national agenda?

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From two time Pulitzer award winning journalist NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, in The New York Times: ….Unless more people are working, paying taxes and making mortgage payments, it’s difficult to see how we revive the economy or address our long-term debt challenge. While debt is a legitimate long-term problem, the urgent priority should be getting people […] [Read More]
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Answer to The American President Trivia Question

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Posed here: Ridiculous Rick and The American President By the way, at the end of the movie, the last line of dialogue is seasonally inappropriate. Can you explain why? The president has been trying to give his girl friend flowers for some time. at the end of the movie, just before he goes in to […] [Read More]
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Chris Shays and Abu Ghraib

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Great essay at Connecticut Political Junkie by Sarah Darer Littman on Chis Shays: Remembering Why CT Ousted Chris Shays Here’s how Shays “lost it” according to Ms. Littman: Frankly, I think it was Iraq that did it. The cognitive dissonance required for a former conscientious objector to become such a fierce, unwavering supporter of a […] [Read More]
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The Non-Recovery Recovery

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More words (and a picture) of wisdom from Paul Krugman: I usually illustrate the unrecovery using the employment-population ratio, but here’s an alternative, the ratio of real GDP to the CBO estimate of potential (which is the level consistent with stable inflation, not the absolute maximum the economy can produce): Does that look like a […] [Read More]
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Fear, Inc. – The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America

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Fear, Inc. – The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America is a very, very important report on the groups and individuals fomenting hate in America (and Norway!) Here’s a brief extract: Some of these foundations and wealthy donors also provide direct funding to anti-Islam grassroots groups. According to our extensive analysis, here are the […] [Read More]
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Harkin Makes Sense, AFL-CIO Agrees

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It’s important and refreshing to hear this message from leading politicians and labor organizations, not just economists and bloggers: From The Des Moines Register: Sen. Tom Harkin criticized President Barack Obama on Thursday for buying into the notion that the deficit is an immediate problem. Harkin, a Democrat, said that the president instead should push […] [Read More]
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