About

William Brighenti is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, operating a public accounting firm in Berlin, Connecticut, Accountants CPA Hartford, Connecticut, LLC.  Bill writes an accounting, tax, and QuickBooks blog under the penname, the Barefoot Accountant.

The purpose of Connecticut Politics is to bring to the attention of the average American the takeover of our American government and its elected officials by multinational corporations through political contributions, destroying our democracy by transforming it into a plutocracy, a government of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy.

4 Responses to About

  1. Kropotkin says:

    I saw that you got essentially banished using spam as an excuse from firedoglake. I read your blog post and support what I think you are trying to do, but there are some issues that I’d like to discuss with you that I don’t feel comfortable discussing except via email. Do you have an email address that I can use to speak with you, or you can respond with the one that I listed in order to write this response?

    Thank you for taking a stand.

    • Hi,

      I just retrieved your comment.

      I didn’t spam: it’s hilarious. Connecticut Politics is a political organization supporting third party candidates here in Connecticut. Last night, after our monthly meeting, while consuming beer and pizza, two volunteers and myself decided to blog on FDL.

      I refused to let Carole and Chris use my blog identity since I didn’t trust them: they are very much more radical than I am…LOL!

      So they signed up on FDL on the main computer here and started fighting with the other commentators. And we all got banned, accused of being one person using multiples identities. What a riot!

      Frankly, I don’t care because it just proved to me how much of a Democratic Party shrill FDL has become, and how intolerant it is of dissenting points of views, and constructive criticism.

      Feel free to email if you wish.

      And thanks,

      Bill

  2. Kropotkin says:

    Expanding upon what I said earlier:

    I’ve been reading a variety of liberal/progressive political blogs since 2003. As near as I can tell most of the major “liberal” blogs, while not centrally controlled, have at least some topics beyond which there either isn’t much discussion-or boundaries against such discussion are enforced either by the management or through selective enforcement of the rules. In the case of Democratic Underground the limitation is contained within the name itself and in the expectation of support for the Democratic Party no matter how badly they act. In Kos, I think its done through downrating and selective removal. In the case of Smirking Chimp (which I’m more familiar with) the verboten topics used to be a lot stricter and included Israel, myriad Democratic Party failings, and third parties as a response to such. The enforcement mechanism came in the form of a particularly obnoxious board moderator (who was also the most anti-black bigot on the board who wasn’t a troll) and selective enforcement of board rules. Now, most of their members have more or less left in disgust who used to be around and the mechanism is a group of house trolls/members who provoke anger so threads can be locked for undue conflict, diverting topics into pointless exercises in semantics so there is no meaningful discourse, or through just blocking commenting so there’s no possible challenge even if the initial post is allowed to stand.

    Commondreams is a good bit more open on a lot of topics (particularly Israel) but at the same time, there are still certain topics with unwritten limitations. Writers who support the Democratic Party tend to be chosen without allowing explicit rebuttal by those who don’t support it (although the commenters there are unsurprisingly, deeply critical of the Democratic Party, and on those topics where supporting the Democrats come up, member sentiment is unsurprisingly something like 10 to 1 against continuing to be their abused victims). A newer tactic seems to be disallowing certain posters from threads where our statements might be unduly controversial.

  3. KJM says:

    Today I read your article regarding Bernie Sanders. I have to say, the info needs to be updated. He is the ONLY Progressive on the ticket. Its my OPINION that Bernie Sanders does have a good chance of winning the nomination, and to date, shows the largest margins on wins over Republican candidates in the general election. His momentum has grown exponentially over the past months. I believe if it was not for the mainstream media near complete blackout on reporting his candidacy he would be leading. The media slants and twists the stories they do report. He has had two recent LANDSLIDE victories this week, and all the media can talk about is Hillary having a “Sweeping” win in Arizona. Which has not actually been declared yet, due to the Governor’s staff declaring the provisional ballots will be counted by April 4th, and the DNC is suing the state for a recount. In Massachusetts, there are now lawsuits against the blatant electioneering Bill Clinton perpetrated IN POLLING Locations. There are YouTube Videos to corroborate this. I’m interested to hear your view on this.

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