the Maddog Rag

Often growling, at times rabid, culturally reflective commentary

Occasional Blips – 2015

2015 Cache dump of thoughts, ideas, and recommendations…

Ooooweee! Did I just find the site’s mascot while perusing my collection of art from decades of surfing the web? A favorite by exceptional artist Steve Pilcher may do the trick. Learn more about Mr. Pilcher and some of his work you most likely have already enjoyed.

Check out a free News app for the iPhone and iPad called Timeline. I’m enjoying it as it not only gives the current news on an issue, but also a timeline of concise and informative history of the topic reported. I couldn’t find an Android version, but there is a web mobile version of the app’s content at the creator’s web version.

2014 Cache dump of thoughts, ideas, and recommendations, or 2013

CT Governor Rewards Cronies with Your Money

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy handed out raises of up to 12%, for a total of $1.4 million, to his appointees.

Appointees. Also known as political back scratchers he granted state positions in return for past election support favors, or in lieu of champagne rounds at the next golf outing.

This guy writes up his generous Christmas gifting list for his pals and IOU holders, and we over-taxed state serfs get to pay the tab for his royal grandiosity. All while the state has a $100 million budget deficit.

Yet another example of our “elected” officials blatantly expressing their assumed aristocratic rights. Are we getting closer to them having the state coffers cough up enough cash to buy those crowns and tiaras they deserve to wear 24/7 as they rule over the undeserving?

Do I sound pissed? How many working class Connecticut folks got 12% raises in 2014? How many had their livelihood impacted by their employers cutting back or leaving the state due to the anti-business policies put in place by Malloy and his owned legislature?

I remain convinced that these arrogant bastards are for all purposes untouchable. They own the election engine outright using law they create, finances they control, and media they own to keep a grip on who can attempt to run for what. No threat to this control can successfully get into the election process, let alone win office. Only a miracle election that results in ALL controlling branches of the government simultaneously being in the hands of people of conscience, truly representing all the people, can ever have a chance of getting our government back.

But I’m just an angry man. Please find details and more telling information regarding this gifting incident in this excellent news article by Mark Pazniokas in the CT Mirror.

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