December 30, 2009

GOP selects new town committee next week

City Republicans will pick a new GOP town committee at caucus sessions slated for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.
The caucus, which will be held in the City Council chambers at City Hall, will pick 42 people to serve on the volunteer committee for the next two years. Each of the city’s three districts picks 14 members to serve on the committee.
All registered Republicans are eligible to attend – and to seek one of the committee seats.
For more information, call Tom Barnes, the city’s GOP chair, at (860) 573-4279.

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38 comments:

Anonymous said...

A bunch of morons dabbling in practical insignificance unless a person of note (such as people like Dave Mills and Cockayne) comes around and makes these imbeciles look like they are relevent.

Anonymous said...

Why bother?

really said...

should be over by 7:02.

Anonymous said...

I thought that they pre-picked their members!

Anonymous said...

Hey at least it makes them feel important, although it's more like impotent.

Anonymous said...

Hey "noon" guy, I bet you couldn't name 5 people who serve on the GOP Committee. BTW, if you didn't have a two party system (as bad as they can be at times), your address would be in Iran.

Anonymous said...

1:54

You are correct!

But if any of them did anything in the community I WOULD be able to name them.

Anonymous said...

"I bet you couldn't name 5 people who serve on the GOP Committee"

-Right and no one else can either, that's part of the problem.

"if you didn't have a two party system...your address would be in Iran"

-So a one and one half party system (in Bristol) is better? (not that the statement I'm responding to here makes much sense).

Don't pat yourself on the back too much. You do nothing for the GOP but bring it down.

Anonymous said...

12:53

They do!

Guess you aren't included.

Lucky you.

Anonymous said...

December 30, 2009 2:26 PM:

It's not like "the community" is really aware of what or who does anything for it anyway.

However the group they have now is comprised of wanna-bees, dunder-heads and leeches. Of course the same can be said two-fold of the Democrats.

Anonymous said...

They already know who is going to be on it, don't kid yourself.
Their qualifications for the committee are as long as you have a college education, a name puller, they really dont want no names cause they don't matter, and can be controled and handled by certian members then you are in.

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Art Ward will apply?

Anonymous said...

But the democrats have the numbers!

The Republicans should look to quality and win over the non political people.

Anonymous said...

Is Alford going to stack the committee as Johnson did?

Anonymous said...

Amen 12:00 Lets hope they do what they normally do. Elect imbeciles!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a good time to encourage those of you who post/lurk on this Blog to consider offering your name to the party of your choice as a potential member. The process is pretty simple, stop and see or call the local Registrars to get the names of the various District Chairpersons, get the names of others who are affiliated in the party of your choice, get those like minded folks to come to the endorsement meetings and vote for you. This is a mini election often times decided by no more than 100 attendees. Now before anyone starts to moan and groan about time, or that its a waste of, nothing changes unless good people step up to the plate and volunteer their time and energy. It is the easiest thing in the world to sit in anonimity and blog away, it is another to put your neck on the line for whatever it is you believe in and try to convince people to follow your ideas. America is based on a two party system (as imperfect as it may be), it is what gives us checks and balance and hopefully thoughtful dialogue. We are at a turning point in Bristol, we have an economy that has been through the meat grinder and a budget will be debated soon that will shape our taxes and spending for years to come. Step up to the plate, the local Town Committees are a place to start that dialogue. You will learn who the current "players" are in the community, what various boards and commissions do, you may find one that you are interested in and again volunteer your time or that of someone you know who could help. In any case, please consider becoming a part of the solution, we need your help.

Anonymous said...

Why Tom Barnes?

I thought Mocabee was the main man!

Positively Right said...

December 30, 2009 5:12 PM:

Where you are correct about the Bristol GOP Town Committee candidates is this:

"can be controled and handled by certian (sic) members then you are in"

-That is the most important qualification.

Positively Right said...

December 31, 2009 12:00 PM:

First of all what you wrote here is nice but not entirely true.

Why not sign YOUR name? Seems like you're "lurking" yourself.

Anonymous said...

We need more young people to step up and get involved.

ringing in my ears said...

12:01 - sounds democratic to me.

Anonymous said...

The big shots will run around at the last minute and get 42 names that are harmless.

Then they wonder why attendance is less than 50%, and involvement even less.

And Ward is laughing all the way to the bank!

Positively Right said...

January 3, 2010 4:20 PM:

I agree with your sentiments although I doubt Ward cares one way or another. As a matter of fact I believe Ward may have a decent relationship with the Bristol GOP "leaders". Perhaps he appoints people they want/like to city boards so to keep the GOP quiet?

What I agree with you is that attendence most likely stinks as does the general caliber of the GOP TC's membership. I thinking squirt gun in regards to "caliber" (LOL).

Anonymous said...

Never returned my call!

Anonymous said...

Mad Dog will take care of everything!

not again said...

rumor has it that us dems got a plan to get zoppo back on the town committee.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the Republicans talking about the local fiscal situation?

Positively Right said...

January 4, 2010 9:44 AM:

Exactly. And why aren't and why haven't the RINOs been talking aboout the mall debacle? How much money is the city going to lose because of the bad decions/policies of big spending "progressive" local Democrats?

Anonymous said...

11:31 9:44

Because they do not have a clue!!

Anonymous said...

I expressed an interest, but was told that all seats are taken already.

Disgusted

Anonymous said...

Hey Dec 30th 2:26pm... here's a Republican doing something in the community would u be able to name him? Such ignorance. I didn't happen to see Dems out there freezing.
Rep. Hamzy Volunteers for Salvation Army, Raises Money for Charity
On Friday, Representative William Hamzy (R- Plymouth) spent time outside of the Bristol Wal-Mart to raise money for the Salvation Army.
For the record I was a nobody and the Republicans welcomed me to get involved. My family all lives in this town and I volunteer for mentoring once a week. All the time spent and effort put into complaining could really do some good to this town, just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Jan 5th, 2010 Who did you speak to? Why be disgusted that all seats are filled? The only way to help out your town is to have to be on a seat? I know numerous people that don't hold seats in the Republican party that help out all the time. It is more for service to community than seat recognition.

Anonymous said...

12:46

Sounds like it is getting stacked again.

Guess they will never learn.

Anonymous said...

There are no seats already taken! Every seat is available. Anyone registered can run, and you should.

Anonymous said...

2:31

One of the party leaders: my first phone call wasn't returned.

And that "leader" was quite emphatic.

I don't need the hassle.

And yes, I am invilved in the: just don't have much money to donate. community

Anonymous said...

Clean house, starting at the top!

Get some winners in there!

We need some one to unseat the dems, not suck up to them.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Lieberman can openly support McCain and the democrats welcome him back, but I am told that locally, the republicans won't even talk with Stortz.

Democrats know how to win.

A shame.

Anonymous said...

Heard that they were still recruiting as of Wednesday.

Guess they are pretty picky!