Mama Rucci

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Lisa Davenport’s Speech Gets Rained On April 18, 2010

I’ve never been much into politics in my 40 plus years. I didn’t know nor care to get involved. It seemed everyone said the same thing, “I Know What’s Best for You”! Since I’ve been blogging, I find it interesting to attend events and hear what candidates have to say, mostly because I want to let my readers have an opportunity to meet them and be able to make a choice for themselves.

If you live in Branford, North Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killlingworth, or  Madison, CT, Lisa Davenport may be of interest to you. She’s running for 12th District State Senate. I went to a couple of the sites on her campaign trail to check it out. I was invited by my cousin, who is her campaign manager.

Let me throw in my full disclosure here- Yes she’s my cousin and I love her dearly, however, she did NOT ask me to write, blog, promote, or video. I’m a blogger and that’s what I do. So anything you read here is my own thoughts, opinions, or ideas. Oh, and Lisa Davenport is not running in my city, so I couldn’t vote for her anyway. I suggest you get to know her and make you’re own choice.

Now back to Lisa Davenport, a wife, a mom, and a small business owner who decided to step up and run for an office. I’m a pretty good judge of character and I really liked her in the brief moments we talked. Her smile lit up the crowd, the rain didn’t bring her spirit down, and she had a great sense of humor. She greeted everyone who came as if she hadn’t seen them in years as she introduced herself. The energy she draws from the crowd no matter what the size is in abundance. Her husband Joe stood by her side and you can tell he was very proud of his wife. I’m hoping to get to know her a little better and talk about the issues that face our cities, state, and country. Of course I’ll keep you posted!

If you would like to connect with Lisa and get to know her, ask her a question, or support her, go to:

Hear what Lisa had to say at her announcement


Glenn Beck’s book signing October 23, 2009

Glenn-BeckOn October 3, 2009 I went to Glenn Beck’s book signing at  BarnesandNoble in North Haven, CT. What I like about Glenn Beck is he is not bias, he goes after everyone, left or right and he’s honest, intelligent and humorous. He’s an ordinary guy giving his opinion after he does careful research. Do I always agree with him? No, but I respect that he is trying to look out for us average people.

I met some very interesting people at the signing.  There had to be a thousand people there, men and women of all ages. They came from all over the state and some all the way from Rhode Island.  I spent most of my time waiting…. out side in the rain…. with Marty and Dot, just an average couple struggling like the rest of us. We talked about how hard it is to survive just to pay your normal bills. There were all kinds of hardship stories and everyone was not happy with the government- and they ALL did not want the healthcare bill to go through. Of course there were (what I call) the crazies. People so far to the right, there will be no compromise. Then there were the veterans….my heart goes out to these people, they risk their life for all of us and they’re pretty much shit on. There were some protesters (local high school kids) they stood there with their signs that read “Young People for Peace and Socialism.” They weren’t confrontational at all and I had to give these kids credit because lots of people were walking over to them to “debate” . A reporter, Pamela McLoughlin,  came from the local newspaper “The New Haven Register,” see her article here. Pamela refers to those who showed up as “a certain camp”, which doesn’t surprise me since most media is so biased they fail to recognize that this camp is the majority of middle class citizens tired of being screwed over.

So anyway, I wait in the rain for hours, Glenn was supposed to be there at 8:00 and didn’t show up until approximately 9:30. Our number was finally called and surprising the line went very fast. You were whisked through having only a second to shake Glenn’s hand and say hello. Of course me being me, I had to get more in, so I quickly said, “Hey Beck, You need to get more active on Twitter!.” Beck just laughed- I’m hoping he’ll remember that and actually start to converse with us “little people from the camp” on Twitter.

Below you’ll see the video- I hope you enjoy it, as it’s my first video, shot and edited by Me!