04 November 2017

My choices for West Hartford

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After consideration, I made the following choices.  Here goes:

Town Council

Shari Cantor (D)
Dallas Dodge (D)
Mary Fay (R)
Beth Kerrigan (D)
Liam Sweeney (D)
Ben Wenograd* (D)

*my choice for Mayor

Board of Education

Cheryl Greenberg (D)
Deb Polun (D)
Lorna Thompson-Farquharson (D)

Now, some of you may be wondering why I chose to drop Chris Barnes and pick up Mary Fay instead for the sole Republican seat.  I listened to Chris Barnes and I must say I was very nonplussed by what he said.  It was very boilerplate nonsense.  Mary Fay, on the other hand, sounded like a genuine Town Council member.  Plus, the fact that she is a lesbian will mean that LGBT needs will be heard.  

I hope that a few people from West Hartford will read what I've written and will consider these matters when voting. However, if you are not from West Hartford, your vote is just as important. Read your papers and watch the League of Women Voters.

And on Tuesday, VOTE.

Both Bush Presidents Worry Trump Is Blowing Up the G.O.P.

Peter Baker
The New York Times

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ezs note:  If you are planning on being around Quincy, Massachusetts on November 12, perhaps you should check out this.

Bermuda - Bermuda wants to ban homosexuality after legalization (translated)


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please press:  holebi.info

An Embattled North Carolina Seeks to Outrun a Law’s Bitter Legacy

Alan Blinder
The New York Times

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State Senate Passes Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Steven Withrow
The Mashpee Enterprise

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ezs note:  It's not at the beginning of the article, but roughly toward the middle, there is a lengthy paragraph regarding LGBTQ+ rights. 

A letter to … my children to tell them I am transgender (UK)

The Guardian

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Bad Axe, Michigan

estimated transgender population:  18*
(rounded down)

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ezs note:  Well, what do you do in a town named Bad Axe, Michigan?  Well, you can find out how a man named George Willis Pack came up with the name!