Just When You Thought You Had Seen It All

Response to Republican Town Chair's attack on candidate's Halloween decorations. Yes, you read that right, Halloween decorations.


Today, Republican Town Chair Tom Jagodzinski issued a communication attacking the Halloween decorations of one of our candidates. The decorations include the occasion predictable tombstones, on one it said, "Dear Old Fred, He was alive and is now dead", a play for rhyming Fred and Dead. Pretty common stuff. But not to super sleuth Tom Jagodzinski!

Tom alleges that "Fred" must refer to the former Mayor of Milford, Fred Lisman and called the decorations; hurtful.

Not that this needs any explaining because anyone reading Tom's communication must be thinking; are you kidding me is he really saying this?? But, the fact is that these same decorations have been in her yard for 13 years, long before our former Mayor passed away or Mayor Richetelli was elected. In fact, there are many similar decorations across town and across the country, Tom must wonder why they are all attacking our former Mayor.

If this great political strategy is the work of Tom alone, I would encourage the Republicans to call for his removal from his post. He is making your Party look desperate and silly. Rather than talking about issues, he's attacking Halloween decorations. Is that really where the rest of you want him to take your Party?

In all my years, this is by far the most goofy and nonsensical and desperate political move I have ever seen, and I've seen a lot.

I hope all voters across our city get to read Tom's allegations. I think they speak clearly and plainly. Rather than engaging in a discussion about the challenges facing our city and the issues in this race, Tom wants to issue communications about peoples' Halloween decorations. An act of unabashed desperation I think sums up this year's election.

By the way, I once had a cat named George. Please let Tom know I did not name him after our former President and did not intend to suggest that our former President was a cat. I don't want to have the Karl Rove of local politics issuing press releases about my family cat next.

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Tom Jagodzinski October 12, 2011 at 09:24 PM
Halloween decorations & mythical $700 chairs. What's wrong with Ben Blake's people? Don't they know Milford has real issues.
Michael Brown October 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM
Tom - Thank you for bring up the two $700 chairs for the Mayor's office. It's my favorite topic. Why on earth, in one of their first acts, before they had even developed their own budget, did the Republican Aldermen vote to allocate $1,400 for two chairs? Was it meant like a shot across the bow - We're the Republicans and we're going to spend all the city's money like a drunken sailor..
Larissa Watt October 13, 2011 at 01:18 AM
I cannot believe the Casey family home is surrounded by a lynch mob over something that does not even make sense. As far as the $700 chairs.. it may sound like alot but it is worth it in the long run if they are durable.. If your job calls for you to sit for long periods of time, a quality chair will help prevent back pain and other discomfort. Either way, commercial office furniture is usually expensive.
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 19, 2011 at 04:03 AM
Mr Brown, I see you have nothing positive to say about your Democratic candidates, so all you can do is be critical of Republicans. This doesn't make you look like the leader of your district. "What a little man you are" MB
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 19, 2011 at 04:39 AM
Mr Smith, Since all you can do is criticize the MRTC chairman, Will you resign if your party once again loses the election? or do you need to win big in order to retain your position. I know of some Democrats who are discusted with you and Ben, so they plan to vote for his opponent. Sorry, I will not reveal their names, but I'm an honest person.
Michael Brown October 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM
Tom - The 'issue question.' YOU are bringing up the issue question? It was YOU and Lisa Bull Dilullo who have made the big deal about the children's Halloween decoration in front of the Casey family's home. It was YOU who sent out an email to all the faithful entitled "Tasteless, outrageous and hurtful". It was YOU who sent your charges to New 12, News 8, the Post, and the Register. It was YOU who was quoted in all the news outlets as being upset with the children's Halloween decoration in front of the Casey family's home. What a feeble attempt a diversion. Absolutely pitiful. You can't walkaway from you harassment of the Casey family that easy. What a little man you are. CALL OFF THE RTC MOB from in front of the Casey home.
Michael Brown October 19, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Your RTC chairman makes a fool of himself and makes your party look foolish. Jagodzinski is the one who brought up a children's Halloween display and now it is Jagodzinski who decried the discussion about a children's Halloween displays. Either he is a fool or he thinks everyone else is a fool.
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 19, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Michael, I know you know that Gullivers Travels is not just a fairy tale for kids, but an adult political satire at the same time. While you may not admit it, the Casey's lawn is now more than a Hallowween display. when it first appeared it may not have had any reason to believe it was in poor taste, but time change and the display that was once a childrens display can take on a new political meaning that is in poor taste. Since the death of Mayor Lisman a tombstone that may have a generic name of Fred praising that he is dead, takes on new meaning because some adult may view it in that light. But when the second tombstone has the name of our current Mayor, the man who succeeded Mayor Lisman, and is now a "Lame Duck Mayor", with his own tombstone. SHAME ON YOU. At no time in the history of Milford have we had a Fred and Jim back to back Mayors, especially when the rest of the lawn is filled with political display signs. Thus the display is not just a Halloweeen display but the whole lawn becomes political. Yes, Gulliver's Travels comes to my mind, since I'm a candidate also for public office in Tracy's district. Michael, I know that you, Rich Smith and the Casey's are all politicians, You folk will NEVER see the possibility that other voters may see the display in a different light. There are none so blind as those who will not see. SHAME ON YOU FOR HAVING SUCH POOR TASTE. Ron Goldwyn, Republican candidate for P&Z - 2nd district
Seamus October 23, 2011 at 02:23 AM
Ron, what a BIG man you are!! skip a meal here or there so an African nation might eat for a day... would ya!!
RONALD M GOLDWYN October 26, 2011 at 03:32 PM
“I'm not an idiot but I play one on the internet. “ Michael Brown http://milforddemocrats.com If this is how you appear on Facebook, why should we believe anything you post RON GOLDWYN the most experienced candidate for PZB. Ben Blake now agrees with me in saying, "Because experience DOES matter" I’d love your vote as a birthday present on Nov. 8
Michael Brown October 26, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Ron- Your comments are void of content. You add nothing to the discourse. You are a waste of space - on the Patch that is. I'm sure you're a perfectly fine human being elsewhere. Stay off of Facebook - it will rot your brain.


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