Cara to Replace Nikki Haley?

October 22, 2018

Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, Connecticut State Legislator from the 77th House District in Bristol, is the leading contender to replace Nikki Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, according to sources.

Mrs. Pavalock-D’Amato is on the Education and Environment Committees, and is a strong supporter of the American despot Donald J. Trump, which pleases the supreme leader. “Cara is a person Trump should consider for U.S. Ambassador because she says nice things about Trump. She had an ice sculpture made of Trump at her wedding and has nylons with Trump on them too. How could Trump not consider her?”, Trump said to Boardman while counting his money in the Oval Office with his look at me I am in charge face.

A graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School, Providence College and a bunch of other fancy places, Cara has served two terms in the Connecticut legislature and is going for the hat trick this November.

Although she has no experience in global politics, foreign policy, promoting diplomatic and economic ties with other countries, assessing security risks, negotiating international trade agreements and adhering to diplomatic protocol, many think she will have an easy conformation process because no one seems to care anymore about anything.

However, political insiders believe Cara will not take the post because she would no longer be able to attend “Coffee With Your Legislator” at Rodd’s every month.

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Nikki Haley Resigns Suddenly, Announces Move to Forestville

October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, resigned Tuesday morning and will leave her post by the end of the year. Trump, using his best pouty face, accepted the resignation at a White House press conference.

The search began immediately to find Mrs. Haley’s successor. The short list includes Trump’s daughter Ivanka, Connecticut State Legislator from the 77th District Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, and anyone that has ever said anything nice about Trump.

Following her departure from the Trump administration, Mrs. Haley will move to Forestville and open a CVS, according to sources unfamiliar with her situation, “Forestville does not have its own CVS so Ambassador Haley saw an opportunity and took it,” remarked Latham Eikel. “Nikki wants to be part of Bristol’s revitalization and new-found energy.”

Mrs. Haley is interested in a home on Village Road near the Plainville border. It is a newly built 4 bed, 4 bath, 3020 Sq. Ft. single family home with a separate entry from the garage, separate heat zones and a cat doorway. The home features a private backyard with green grass, trees that change color in the fall, and a newspaper mailbox for the failing New York Times


Forestville Man Develops Political Slogans

October 4, 2018

Developing a political slogan is no easy matter. The slogan must create a contrast between the candidate and their opponent, have a message and be three to four words.

A review of the local candidates in this election cycle shows just that. For Democrat Kevin Fuller he whipped up, “Together We Win”.

And Republican Cara Pavalock-D’Amato has “Re-elect Cara” on her lawn signs.

Both slogans are short, effective end get the point across. However, one man wishes political slogans would be longer and more direct.

Latham Eikel, a Forestville republican operative, said candidates should just cut right to the chase and break away from the three to four-word norms. “A few years ago, I urged (name redacted because he/she does not like to satirized) ‘Vote for Me because My Opponent Sucks’ and ‘Hey, I am Not as Douchey as I am Being Portrayed’ as campaign slogans. Unfortunately, they were not used and (name redacted because he/she does not like to be satirized) lost.”

Another strategy Eikel likes to employ is to call out voters. “Voters have elected some bad people and they should be chastised. For example, I told (name redacted because he/she does not like to be satirized) to have lawn signs that say, ‘People That Vote for my Opponent are Losers’ and ‘Voters Who Vote for What’s His Name Should Die.’ Both were not used and (name redacted because blah, blah, blah) lost. I don’t get it.”

Mr. Eikel said politics is changing right before us, “In this era, civility and decorum mean nothing and maybe they never did. Consequently, you can say anything you like even on a campaign law sign.”

Latham Eikel’s Recommended Political Slogans for Local Candidates

David Rackliffe “Tired of Hearing About Infrastructure Because it is Boring”
Henri Martin “Change is no Good and Neither are You if Vote for the Other Guy”
Chris Wright “I am Seriously All in on Red Tape”
Whit Betts “Everyone That Votes for Me Gets a Bushel of Corn”


Candidate Forum

October 2, 2018

A Review of the NAACP Candidate Forum
By The Moll

Local Candidates for Connecticut State Offices squared off at the NAACP town hall style forum Monday night. The event was held at the Bristol Public Library where the public asked questions of the office seekers. Alas, no more time should be wasted with this Preamble so let’s get down to the nut cutting.

Pregame
Some of Bristol’s powerful, popular and connected are here and talking to Bristol’s powerful, popular and connected. Good idea not to make conversation with commoners. I’m just a voter so why talk to me?

Here comes Whit Betts aaaaand there goes Whit Betts. Not even a hello. I am surprised he doesn’t have a bushel of corn for everyone.

Wait, here comes Chris Wright aaaaand there goes Chris Wright. Am I invisible?

For the “meet and greet” portion of the night, I don’t see much meet and greet.

Cara Pavalock-D’Amato has arrived. I’m surprised she is not being carried in on a litter by six muscular men in togas. Even though she has been mean to Boardman not once, not twice but 2.5 times, I am warming to her.

Perhaps I have been too critical of Cara. My observations unfair, my criticism unwarranted; couched in a bias. No, despite my ill health, I am not on medical marijuana or suffering from a mental illness. I am really, really trying here to like her.

Full disclosure: I have gone days without any pain meds so friends say my judgement is grossly “impaired”, my beliefs “compromised”, and my rationale “devoid of reality.”

Face off
6:30
Puck dropped at 6:30. Here we go the Pledge of Allegiance starts us off.

6:31
I am lonely and bored.

6:35
Tolls? How is this STILL an issue?

6:36
Time to text a “friend.” Oh, wait, silly me, no cell service in here. Jesus H!

6:40
For the love of God Henri speak up. Why does every political event have an audio issue? Where is the AV Club when you need them?

6:55
What’s the score of the Cubs Brewers game? I heard the Cubbies lost.

7:00
Do-de, do-de do.

7:03
The new guy Allen Marko is about to speak so this should be bor-HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! That voice is booming! The room is shaking, my chair moving! A seismic wave has come across the room. Dear God make it sto-

I am huffing and puffing.

Give me a minute.

7:04
How come there is no merchandise for sale here? I would buy a “I Survived Representative Ziogas Justifying the Benefit of Tolls!” t-shirt in a heartbeat.

7:20
Medical marijuana question…seems like a unanimous no. Sooo, alcohol “okay” marijuana not “okay.” Huh? That does not make any sense to me. Are they passing the dutchie? Hitting the hay? Mowing the grass? Burning one down up there on the dais?

7:30
Henri put everyone to sleep with that bump stock ban answer of his. When the crowd woke up from their naps he was still talking about bump stocks. That was so 20 minutes ago dude.

7 something or other
Did Chris just go after Cara? Hey, hey, hey not tonight buddy.

Okay she deflected and has been on a defense. Hmm.

Exact time unknown
Oh God no! Marko is on his feet ready to speak. Where is my emergency preparedness kit? Blocking ears…fearing for life…walls shaking…are my ears bleeding?

Hang on…it’s over.

Will there be any aftershocks? The guy under his chair next to me says no. We are “okay.” The all clear was issued.

Closing
Why did I come here? There are 60,477 people living in Bristol with 35,383 registered voters of which 12,529 voted in 2017. There are roughly 70 seats in here and several are empty.

Despite all the complaining, all the grandstanding and all the anger – not everyone cares as much as they would like you to believe.


Library Prepares for Candidate Forum

September 30, 2018

The eyes of the Bristol/Forestville political world will be upon the Bristol Public Library (BPL) Monday for the NAACP Candidate Forum at 6 PM.

While the candidates prepare for every conceivable question, library staff are preparing the facility for the debate. With two credentialed media passes issued (Boardman was not issued one nor invited), more space is needed to accommodate the two reporters, their cell phones and their egos.

Sunday night the BPL Maintenance staff completed setting up the cold and antiseptic folding chairs, and most importantly a table for food. Monday, they expect to finish cleaning the rugs in the room where the forum will be held with a Hoover Vacuum and a Stanley Steamer.

Earlier in the week, the staff secured 3×5 index cards so audience members can write their questions out for the candidates. “The ruled or index cards with lines are better to use because they are easier to read,” remarked BPL Director of Events, Heidy Winger. “I told the staff if they came back from Staples with index cards that are not ruled, or God forbid are 4×6, they would have to attend one of those Coffee With Your Legislator and listen to Cara (Pavalock-D’Amato), Whit (Betts) and Henri (Martin) go on and on about how everything sucks.”

Library staff is pulling out all the stops to make sure the event goes off without a hitch. Not only did they purchase No. 2 Ticonderoga pencils and a pencil sharpener, but they also secured note pads so the candidates can doodle and look like they are they are taking copious notes.


Bristol and Forestville Await Cara’s Gigantic Signs

September 24, 2018

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Anticipation is building throughout Bristol/Forestville for the appearance of State Representative Cara Pavalock-D’Amato’s larger than life election signs.

Mrs. Pavalock-D’Amato is seeking a third term in the Connecticut State legislature, and every election her signs dwarf her competitors in size and scope.

“I can’t wait,” remarked Latham Eikel, a Forestville resident and a Cara supporter and true believer. “Her monstrous signs are life altering and proof of a higher power.”

Hank Lee Bowers cannot hide his enthusiasm either telling Boardman, “When I see Cara’s enormous signs I go into an altered state of consciousness. It makes everything right in the world.”

The twice elected state representative has a loyal and faithful following. In fact, a small but dedicated group of supporters have been camped out on rubber foam mattresses since Labor Day at the intersection of Mix Street and Jerome Avenue waiting for her sign to be erected. “In 2016 her mammoth signs meant so much to me. They cared for me when I was sick and nurtured me when I was down,” Maggie Ober, the unofficial leader of the group, offered.

The nights are beginning to cool so to keep warm the group huddles around a burn barrel using Cara’s opponent campaign t-shirts as kindling. “Nothing against Kevin Fuller but we have to keep warm,” Edna Sanchez quipped.

Miss Ober is enjoying herself but wants Cara’s enormous sign to be constructed soon. “To pass the time we read her speeches and political writings on subjects like….okay, so there is only one speech and a few Facebook musings. That sign better go up soon or I will be voting for Kevin Fuller.”


Scheduled to Appear at the Bristol Mum Festival

September 21, 2018

The Bristol Mum Festival is September 20th through the 23rd.

The festival, celebrating Bristol, will feature venders, booths, food trucks, live music, crafters and more.

With the upcoming elections in November local office seekers, who wish to be powerful and elite, will be in attendance soliciting votes from people that are not powerful and elite. Amongst those that will be there include the following:
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Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R) is scheduled to be in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre of Trump Tent Friday donning her Trump Heels, Trump Stockings, Trump makeup, and a Trump Zip-Front Power Dress with matching Trump Clutch bag and Trump accessories.

She has a reputation both good and bad for frowning, and voting no so voters can watch her in action frowning and saying no or as they say in parlance “nay.” She told Boardman while drinking Trump tea from a Trump chalice, “The ‘N Sound is a single consonant and nasally but very powerful to say so I can’t help myself sometimes.”
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Kevin Fuller (D), who is running against Cara in the 77th District, was going to show up and then he wasn’t but then he was but then he wasn’t and now he is – maybe, sort of. He might be at the food truck or the carnival or the petting zoo or on a pony ride. Who knows? Do you know? I don’t know. It is so confusing.
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Give ’Em Hell Henri Martin (R), uh correction: Give ‘Em Hell Henri does not like to be called Give ‘Em Hell Henri so Tippecanoe and Henri Martin too (R) will be at the Mum Festival Saturday night, and telling voters about all the money he did not bring back to Forestville during his two terms.
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Chris Wright
(D), Tippecanoe’s opponent in the 31st State Senate District, will be in the Meet a Real-Life Politician Tent Saturday morning. Mr. Wright will be asking questions, but not answering any.
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Chris Ziogas (D), the incumbent in the 79th, will be wandering around Friday night telling his, “Hey I Got Funding for the Renovation of Memorial Boulevard School For Use as an Arts and Theater Magnet School and No one Else Did so I am Great and the Rest of You Really, Really Suck” story.
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Dave Rackliffe (R) is the Republican candidate in the 79th District. Candidate Rackliffe is a former Bristol Hospital executive and he will be appearing in the “You Have Probably Never Heard of Me Tent”.
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Allen Marko (D) is seeking election to the Connecticut House of Representatives to represent District 78, and he will be joining ol what’s his name? in the “You Have Probably Never Heard of Me Tent” as well.
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Whit Betts (R) will appear (day unknown) ever so briefly and leave just as quickly with no explanation. Why he will leave and where he will go is a mystery to all, and will be the topic of discussion for George Noory on Coast to Coast AM Saturday night.

Any listener that discovers when Mr. Betts leaves and where he goes and calls George on the Wild Card Line will receive a free hand crank radio.

Call George on the wild card line at 818-501-4721. That number again 818-501-4721. That number one more time in case you forgot it or did not write it down is 818-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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The theme for this year’s festival is Fall in Love with Bristol. Admission is free so you don’t have to sneak in unless you want to have a little extra fun.