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tlkensington April 23, 2014 at 07:31 AM
First he is talking about non mastery tests. He then said its up to districts to determine ifRead Moreparent s can opt out. He also made a good point about making your kids take tests. But if your kid is stupid then by all means opt out. I never for one second thought about opting out my kids. They never struggled with tests. I made sure of that. Maybe Gary should spend more time teaching his kid at home and less time complaining about tests online.
tlkensington April 22, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Orion, Rocco wishes he could be a state rep. He has tried and failed to get elected a few times.Read MorePeo ple don't buy into his conspiracy theories and nuttiness. It's really to bad. He could possibly do something with his political party. Try to make a viable third option in Milford. Problem is that Rocco cannot run it. He should let someone else do it.
Fake Name April 23, 2014 at 06:02 AM
He doesn't need the money. He's a life long Milford resident and that's the only qualificationRead Morerequi red to win a Milford election.
Rocco Frank Milford Independents April 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM
FYI TLK, you are correct in 2008 I ran a serious campaign as an Independent. I spent upward of 30Read MoreGr and on the 118th only to get 10% of the vote. It was all new to me, and I really believed that people were sick and tired of Republicans and Democrats. After looking at the results for every independent race in the state of CT it became pretty evident that Independents, and all third parties for that matter are unelectable unless of course they were a big name Republican or Democrat beforehand. Leadership is not the issue, the issue is that people in general do not vote for anything other than R's or D's even when the majority of the towns population is not registered with a party. I agree with you, that the problem with the Independent Party is leadership, however no one has stepped up to the plate, and no one has said hey I will bankroll the Milford Independent Party. Right now if was not for me this party would have been dead a long time ago. I therefore challenge you to present that leadership you allege we are lacking, I am more than willing to work with that charismatic leader who can influence and direct the people of Milford to elect an Independent. Send him/her my way, you know where to find me.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) April 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Hi, Me. Actually, the Patch app currently only supports iPhone and Android phones. You can,Read Morehowever, use the mobile version via your browser: it will adjust and automatically resize in tab's window. Hope that helps!
tlkensington April 21, 2014 at 08:02 PM
I love the first sentence ,"Only 26 of Trumbull High School’s 530 juniors showed up toRead Moreta ke last Friday’s Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Test of a test." I love tests of tests!
Rocco Frank Milford Independents April 22, 2014 at 07:39 PM
I really do not support Socialism, I support giving people a "Hand Up" and not aRead More"Han d Out" I believe in giving people wood and an education to build a warm lasting home, and not a barn fire so they can stay warm for the night. There is nothing wrong with pulling together for each other, at least so long as you have good intentions. I think the 8 Per-centers in D.C. have earned their distrust through (if I may borrow a phrase) their "long train of repeated abuses." So long as everything stays the same nothing changes, that why I say is it "we the people" or "them the government?" only the man in the mirror can answer that.
tlkensington April 22, 2014 at 08:30 PM
How is controlling the cost of milk not socialism? It is. The market rate for milk would be 8 bucks Read Morebut the government makes it 3. This is no different than the federal government getting involved with healthcare No difference at all. Either both are socialist or neither. Either you support both or neither unless you are able to lie to yourself. Cliven Bundy is actually a millionaire. Lets give him a hand up. He is an 8 percenter.
Rocco Frank Milford Independents April 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM
TLK in the words of a famous Democrat Congressman, "my dad did not support our family workingRead Moref or a poor person." In a healthy economy the wealthy employ the Poor, they create opportunity and build the middle class. So we are clear here the 8% per-centers I refer to are our Congressmen who have an 8% approval rating, it has more to do with their incompetency than anything else. Also you are correct, permanent subsidies are in fact Socialism, as is food stamps, and energy assistance, and the like. It would be really wonderful if everyone could afford to pay their bills, however people living under bridges and subways and begging for food due to pestilence, abject poverty and like was never the goal of our Republic and was and should be repudiated as it still is. However like I mentioned above a handout, instead of a hand up is in my opinion no different than feeding the wildlife at a public park. We do not want them to forget how to hunt, and fend for themselves or in other words we have better policies for bears and Moose than we do people. Three, Four and now Five generations of families on public entitlements is unacceptable and if you ask me I would favor replacing FREE Handouts, with EARNED HANDOUTS. We need a New Deal in this country to make education affordable, and encourage self sufficiency and not punish employment. For example, we tax Cigarettes and Alcohol very heavily to deter people from becoming Alcoholics or unhealthy, so why do we do the same to business who want to employ people. There are so many business who want to hire people and yet because of the punitive taxes, and legal liability on hiring small businesses are hesitant to create those jobs that are needed. As for your initial question is this Socialism? I believe that what we have is not Socialism but rather a managed economy run on printed money that alleviates complete social disorder due to destructive laws created by the 8 Per-centers. Some people are fed up with, and I believe the Tea Party, the Militias, and certain overly taxed people in America are sick and tired of paying for a broken system.
Gary Tobin April 20, 2014 at 06:44 PM
The face of your statement or your theory may look and sound good but I think if you look deeperRead Moreand consider all the issues that would and could develop I think you would reconsider.
liz April 20, 2014 at 07:54 PM
If the leftist hate you, like they do the Tea Party, and the Koch bros., then both the Tea PartyRead Moreand the Koch bros, must be doing something right.
Michael Brown April 21, 2014 at 08:00 AM
@liz - A very scholarly treatise in deed? But you left out the phrase 'ipso facto.'
Michael Brown April 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM
@Gary Tobin - If I've never made this clear to you, I find you to be a self centered fool. I think Read Moremost of what you write is inane and stupid. Hope that clears up the facts of "our relationship" as you put it.
John Pasnau April 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Feeling the love, you guys should get a room.
Gary Tobin April 21, 2014 at 02:11 PM
John Pasnau - I'm not feeling the love anymore Mr. Michael Brown - This all started with youRead Moresugges ting I attend the BOE Meeting tonight and maybe they would select me to replace Mr. Saley on the BOE. I thought you were coming around and freeing yourself from the Dem Town Committee's shackles and thinking for yourself, my bad. Thank you for clearing that up. -------------------------------------------------------------- I still have not received a response from Ms. Susan Glennon, Chair, Milford Board of Education. -------------------------------------------------------------- SO THE QUESTION STANDS DOES ANYONE KNOW WHO THE REPLACEMENT IS FOR MR. SALEY?
Concerned Parent April 18, 2014 at 04:34 PM
I'm reminded of a quote from Albert Einstein; "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge Read Moreof Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."