Thursday, December 28, 2017

KT and Me: A Kwanzaa Family Special

It's Day 3 of Kwanzaa

Today's #Artful8ths item is a cute cartoon story 

It follows the adventures of a young boy and his Teddy Bear who teaches him about the principles of the Black American holiday celebration of Kwanzaa.

We thought that you might want to share with your family and friends regardless of race so that they and the children can better understand what Kwanzaa is.

Have you ever attended a private family celebration or a public community celebration of Kwanzaa in your city or town?


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 into 2018 New Year New Challenges

New Year New Challenges Approaching 2018

We here in CT have a new year quickly approaching with looming debt, possibly more layoffs and either much higher taxes or additional budget cuts coming - a lot of very hard choices to make in a "Short Session"

What will happen in the "Lame Duck" months of our government in CT?
What SHOULD happen and what WILL happen of course are 2 very different things. 

The democrats still control the general assembly until the new senators and representatives are sworn in in January 2019; where the senate will hopefully no longer be tied 18 to 18 and the difference in the house is greatly reduced or switched for majority party.

What SHOULD Happen is attacking the enormous budget problems... 
but the democrats have other plans which will result in raising our taxes again in various forms. They are forcing our families, homeowners and taxpayers in small towns and the suburbs to pay for the mismanagement and corruption of the cities that are doing poorly for their choices and refusal to spend their money wisely...

Ideally our elected officials will do the hard work of properly downsizing our bloated government and find solutions that will make that needed part of government that is needed to run more efficiently while providing Better Service for those needed items while managing to Lower the Costs of providing those services.

It is going to be a very hard job if the elected officials have the fortitude to make the cuts going through the budget line by line and department by department...

Each department and all of their offices need to be opened up and  looked at separately as well as to how they relate to the whole wider government.

Weigh whether the department is in fact needed or has it become an old outdated form of government that really does not meet the needs of the citizens of Connecticut in the 21st century...

Weigh out exactly what each position does from the very top to the bottom in each of these departments which positions should be eliminated entirely or adjusted for our present and future needs?

Asking Important questions like:

What expenses are being paid to out of state or even out of country businesses that should be instead being contracted with Connecticut businesses?

Can the position be done more effectively in the private sector? 

Can the position be done more effectively at the town level?

Can the job be done in an electronic manner to reduce time and cost?

How many employees are actually needed vs how many are high level titles that really shouldn't be there in the first place because they do not actually assist in getting the work done for the people in Connecticut?

If you were able to make changes in our government what suggestions would you make to which departments and why would you make them? 

Leave me your thoughts in the comments below.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Story Of Kwanzaa: From Civil Rights To Corporate America

December 26th begins the holiday celebration of Kwanzaa that is celebrated in some Black American families, this video gives a brief history about the holiday

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Winans - The Real Meaning Of Christmas

As we prepare for Christmas 

Let us remember the reason for the season 

is God's love us in sending Jesus Christ 

down to earth to live the life of a man as the sacrifice for All Mankind.


Thursday, December 21, 2017

Entire Neighborhoods Battle for Best Christmas Light Display

Christmas Lights

Does your neighborhood decorate for the holidays?

Has anyone in your area gone all out with their Christmas light displays like the families in this video clip?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

WOW Mind Blowing New Light Show 2016 - Full Aerial Sync Wizards In Winte...

This family certainly went all out to mega-decorate for their Christmas lights.

Enjoy the drone footage with the non-traditional music and lights designed with aerial viewing in mind


Monday, December 18, 2017

Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) - Alex Boye' ft. Genesis Choir

This is a video that showcases Musical Fusion & modern storytelling in a beautiful manner...

Enjoy this old favorite Christmas song set into a video which tells a story of a modern family in a sad but all to common situation of falling on hard times & ending up homeless & a positive Christian Community Response to the family

Friday, December 15, 2017

Winning Phipps Family Light Show - The Great Christmas Light Fight

Christmas Lights

Neighborhood Decorations Contest

I do love this time of year at night.

I love to see the streets with houses that are all decorated with Christmas lights. 

Some cities & towns still do their streets with decorations but sadly not as many as there used to be back when I was a child.

When I was a child we used to get in the car as a family and my Dad would drive us around the near by city to go see how the people decorated their homes while listening to the radio station that was playing Christmas music.

Now in "modern" times although not as many people decorate with outdoor lighting those that do now have many updated electronics to use to make their homes stand out.

With my own children being grown and out of the house we don't decorate the house like I used to do (yes I was one of those who put up the tree in early November) but I do still enjoy looking at the homes that are decorated.

I've not yet come across the mega-decorated homes as showcased on TV but I do enjoy watching them on TV and videos. 

Enjoy this mega-decorated home


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

John Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together "12 Days of Christmas"...

Enjoy this version of the 12 Days of Christmas 

sung by our favorite silly critters & John Denver 

from the Christmas special "A Christmas Together"



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Merry Christmas

If you live in the Dallas area you have the enjoyable Christmas Display at the Arboretum featuring 12 animated musical displays each showcasing a different day of the 12 Days of Christmas song that we all know and loved as children. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Vineyard - Joy To The World [with lyrics]

Joy to the World

It's one of my favorite Christmas songs

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? 

Drop a note in the comments with what your favorite Christmas song is.



Monday, December 4, 2017

Joy to the World - Traditional Choir

Joy to the World

One of the Christmas traditional songs sung in many churches.

 This song used to be one of those standards sung at the public school's Christmas Concerts back in the days when Christmas was still celebrated in our public schools

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Delaney Family Acapella Light Show - The Great Christmas Light Fight

Beautiful Christmas lights
Would love to see this in person but not sure if I'd want to live on the street of this family since the traffic must be increased due to people driving by slowly and out of their way to watch.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Verizon 360 Live: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year the Macy's Parade will be streamed live on youtube in 360  

Will you be watching the parade on tv or try it on the computer?


Thanksgiving Traditions at Our Home

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

What family holiday traditions do you have with your family? 

I've started making a video with photos & video clips to share with the family, here's a peek of one of the pieces that will be included when it's done.

Thanksgiving Traditions at Our Home

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Thanksgiving Song - by Adam Sandler

Happy Thanksgiving Eve Everyone!

Have a laugh while waiting for your turkey.

Enjoy and Be Safe driving home tonight!

Monday, November 13, 2017

CT's First Governors Debates

There are many candidates either exploring or actually declared for the governor's race in 2018.

Share on Social Media this first of many political debate events.

With so many candidates in the race already the are several debates planned prior to the conventions next year.

The first CT GOP vs Dem Governor Candidates is scheduled for November 17th at UHart.  

According to the Courant posting so far 7 candidates have confirmed that they will attend. 

There is a facebook rumor that democrat candidate Dan Drew wasn't even asked to attend - the article does not mention who was & who was not invited.

The article does not mention a price of admission or if it will be live-streamed for public viewing.


So mark your calendars to keep up with the debate schedule as they get announced we'll be adding to the list

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Windsor Republicans presents the

2017 Town Council Candidates

Feel Free to Download and Print the flyer to pass out to family and friends as a reminder that they need to get out and vote on Tuesday...

If you are tired of your taxes going up and your voices being ignored then make sure that your voice is heard on Tuesday Nov 7th 2017

#YourVoteIsYourVoice so vote for change


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

GOTV CT 11-7-2017

Get Out the Vote CT on 11-7-17

Remember Next week Tuesday is Election Day. 

We are less than a week away from this year's municipal elections. Many towns also have ballot questions that need to have a Yes or No Vote in addition to the candidates to be selected on the ballots so research that.

Have you decided upon who you will casting your votes this year?  Have you researched any ballot questions as well?

Make certain to put on your calendar to get out to vote this year. Your Vote is Your Voice so if you're tired of increasing taxes and getting less services, 

Election Day is the Day to make the elected officials hear your opinion... #MakeCityHallListen!



Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

Enjoy the fun little holiday video message from last year (0;}


Monday, October 30, 2017

Write In Paul Panos for Board of Ed 11-7-2017

I'm not certain of the process to officially be a 

"Write In Candidate" or how a draft campaign works 

But I am going to write in Paul Panos 

for the Windsor Board of Ed 

Why you ask would I write in a candidate that dropped off the ballot... because I know that he cares about the education of our children and he is willing to fight for the wiser spending of our tax dollars at the Windsor public school system...

He was initially on the ballot but he stepped down because he had surgery that was preventing him from the campaigning around the town that needed to be done. 

I'm writing in Paul Panos for Board of Ed 
because I think that if enough of us do write him in, 
now that he's feeling better and able to get around that 
he will agree to serve for another term!
Help me test my theory and 
Write in Paul Panos for Board of Ed on Nov 7th 2017!

Tell ALL your family and friends to 
Write in Paul Panos for Board of Ed

Below is a campaign video from 2016 when he ran for State Rep in the 5th District

Please Share and Join me in 
writing in Paul Panos for Board of Ed


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Election Day is in 10 Days

* - Ten Days Until Election Day - *

Remind Your Family & Friends to Get Out the Vote!

Share this on your social media networks as a reminder for people to schedule to vote or get their absentee ballot if they will be out of state 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Donnie McClurkin (Lyrics) Stand

This song I'm sending out as a reminder to those who are going through "some stuff" 

This current valley is only temporary! 

Do not lose hope because God sees all that is going on during this time of tribulation.

This too shall pass away! 

Leaving you stronger and refined like gold after you go through the fire.


Monday, October 2, 2017

National effort underway targeting people 15 to 40 years old of subtle s...

Cancer might be the problem...
You need to pay attention to symptoms because they may be a warning of something much bigger for problems.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Today in History for September 11th

Always Remember 9-11 & what has happened on this fateful day the attack on USA soil that brought down our towers & then afterwards the other attacks against us.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Preparedness Now - TV Documentary

It's Hurricane Season in CT 

That is one of the most likely emergencies that will occur here in addition to the common Snow and Ice Storms which will knock power out for a few days.

One thing that is not thought of here on the east coast is Earthquakes... but our mountains were formed by the tectonic plates moving. Unlike the west coast, the east coast does not normally feel earthquakes so it is not an emergency that we normally get prepared for. 

Most of us do not have earthquake insurance but in recent years we have had earthquakes that we here have felt them - There was one earthquake a couple of years ago that actually affected monuments down in Washington DC...

So it might do you just a bit of good to give your insurance agent to find out how much a rider for earthquake insurance would cost you and do a walk though of your home to look at what could fall over or off the walls. 

Take a few precautions to secure items to the walls and have some supplies in case the services and power grid are out for two or more weeks. Sandy & SnowTober Storm Alfred showed us just how long it can take for power to be restored.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Resisting the Green Dragon - a Movie Series

What does the bible say about science, climate change and caring for the earth?

Watch the video series on Vimeo 

Resisting the Green Dragon from CDR Communications on Vimeo.
Without doubt one of the greatest threats to society and the church today is the multifaceted environmentalist movement. Although its reach is often subtle, there isn’t an aspect of life that it doesn’t seek to force into its own mold.

Environmentalism has become a new religion.
Environmentalism’s policies are devastating to the world’s poor.
Environmentalism threatens the sanctity of life.
Environmentalism is targeting our youth.
Environmentalism’s vision is global.

Resisting the Green Dragon takes its cue from James 4:7, “Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” Learn how the Bible powerfully confronts environmental fears and how – in God’s wise design – people and nature can thrive together.

This explosive series, conducted by some of the top Christian leaders and scholars in America, contains twelve half-hour sessions along with a special 30-minute bonus documentary, and a discussion guide with questions and suggested practical applications suitable for churches, Sunday schools, families, classrooms, home schools, and small groups.

Resisting the Green Dragon is a production of Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

History of the Bill of Rights

Matt Fitzgibbons from Patriot Music; 
gives us a little History Lesson 
about the Bill of Rights

Subscribe to his youtube channel for more pearls of wisdom like this.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Periscope videos

Follow us on Periscope to get notified when we're at an event & live streaming - many times we're inviting you to join us

Monday, May 8, 2017

Today in History for May 8

V.E. Day 1945 WW2
1973 Wounded Knee
1886 CocaCola
1970 Beatles final album "Let it Be"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

American Education in the Age of Trump

Freedom Project Presents
 Dr Duke Pesta & Alex Newman discussion 
about American Education at both 
the college and public school levels 
and how there is a need for change

Friday, April 7, 2017

Connecticut Attorney General weighs in on potential third casino

They keep pushing for a 3rd casino for our state...

What don't people understand about the Law of Supply and Demand?
The more of an item there is the less value it is so the costs and in this case PROFITS Go DOWN...

The problem with the east coast region is that there are way too many casinos within a few hours drive so there is no longer the profits that the 2 CT Casinos used to have because people are going elsewhere...

The elected officials are gambling with our future with a very losing hand...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Change It or Obey It? — Why the Constitution is the Solution

There seems to be more people talking about changing the constitution my question to you is "WHY? "

If they (the elected officials) are not following the current constitution as it is currently written; what makes you think that they will write changes that will protect us or benefit us and follow that any better than they are now??" 

Seriously think on that and watch this quick video while you think about it...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

HUNDREDS of dead people found casting ballots in Los Angeles

There is a serious problem with voter fraud across the nation

In Connecticut the voter registration records are not being properly updated. 
Dead people are still listed on the Active Voter Rolls. 
People who have moved out of state are still listed as being Active Voters even though they are registered to vote in other states. 
With same day voter registration college students that are actually out of state residents are affecting our local elections with no way to check that they have not already voted in their home states via Absentee ballot as they are supposed to do.

This is a serious problem with the addition of the new "Motor-Voter Registration" program where people are being registered to vote while being given Drivers Licenses.

There is No Guarantee the voters are even Citizens; since in CT Malloy has passed that regardless of legal status anyone can be given a CT Drivers License.

We must insist that Voter Fraud be properly prosecuted rather than the slap on the wrists which have been given out. 
We must Replace the Officials which are refusing to do their jobs to protect our votes on election day.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Agenda 21 for your representatives.

This is a video which explains in a simple form what UN Agenda 21 aka now as UNA21/2030 that you can show to friends, family and elected officials and zoning commissioners.

Many of our elected officials and zoning commissioners are everyday people and do not always fully understand what is being presented in the longer term and how it will affect businesses and families in their town and state.

If your family, friends and neighbors know and understand what is being proposed; they can also speak to the elected officials and ask questions with educated ears for the answers.

Watch and share

Monday, February 20, 2017

"How the Other Half Banks": Author Says America's Two-Tiered Banking Sys...

Let's learn about Finances this February
We have to learn how to Budget Better so that we can Pass On An Inheritance of Prosperity rather than Poverty.

In order to do that we have to become Living Examples to our children of how to Live Better by Spending Our Time & Money in a Wiser Way.

Monday, January 16, 2017

#BrokeBronin #BeggingForBailOuts Tour - Newington CT

Newington CT is going to be a hard sell for Luke and the town councilors of Hartford.

Since Newington is stuck in the middle of both New Britain and Hartford when Luke goes to town to try to hit up the homeowners there to bail out Hartford their question is "Why should we help out Hartford when we're already affected by and stuck helping out New Britain?"

Scheduled for January 30th at the Newington Town Hall in the lower level auditorium at 6pm.

Luke will be up to bat to push forward the failed policies of corruption and the cronyism that has been going on in Hartford's capitol halls both at the state level and city level for decades and generations ... 

But Newington doesn't want to be stuck with #MalloysMess... already the active townspeople there have fought back and won against the forced regionalism, they will lead the way again

What kind of fools does #BrokeBronin take the taxpaying citizens of Newington to be? 

The fireworks are certain to be flying in this discussion as these working families have to pay for the increased taxes due to the failure of the MDC and Hartford to pay it's bills making the plan for the surrounding towns to be stuck with Hartford's water bill and; the MDC's real estate speculation investments...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

2016 is now behind us 
Most of us are now up out of the party mode and are back to daily life; work or school collect the check and pay the bills...

The question is how are we rising up to face 2017?
2017 is a year which is full of promise and hope to some or the dismay and doom for others...

How do you view the coming year? 

Is this a year that you will make needed changes to your life to make it better for you and your family or will you chose to make this a year of grumblings stuck in a rut and wallowing in willful wasteful pursuits?

The choice is yours so sit down for a bit and seriously consider what is it that you want for your future and the future of your children...
Is it time for you to get ACTIVE in making change or are you going to just sit around and complain?