Hartford Was Hit By Witch-Hunt Fever

Full story: Hartford Courant

Thank Salem, Mass., for sparing the Hartford area a dubious distinction - site of the most excessive witch hunt in Colonial days.
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Theresa

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Oct 15, 2008
 
Since I was asked if I was a witch and if I practiced witchcraft by a State Personnel Manager and if I practiced voodoo by a State Personnel Administrator, yes, I believe history repeats itself. BTW I am CHRISTIAN, raised Catholic.
a rose is a rose

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Oct 16, 2008
 
her name was alse young not, alice (although sometimes she was called alice - in later day writeups that is)
GEO

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Oct 16, 2008
 
See thats what happens without TV! People get crazy...
Reality Check

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Theresa wrote:
Since I was asked if I was a witch and if I practiced witchcraft by a State Personnel Manager and if I practiced voodoo by a State Personnel Administrator, yes, I believe history repeats itself. BTW I am CHRISTIAN, raised Catholic.
That is basically illegal. I would speak with their bosses in the Personnel Division.
Anthony

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Is this really a shock?
This is how many Christainas behave - if they don't ndersnatd it and can't explain it, it must be evil.
Gays are the new witches are there are still hunts going on.
pyro

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There's a witch sitting in Hartford at this very moment... in the capitol building...

“In Dodd we cannot trust.”

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pyro wrote:
There's a witch sitting in Hartford at this very moment... in the capitol building...
Edith Prague.
Grampy

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Oct 16, 2008
 
Those Courant columnists writing their Sarah Palin attacks were kind of like a witch-hunt.
Grampy

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Anthony wrote:
Is this really a shock?
This is how many Christainas behave - if they don't ndersnatd it and can't explain it, it must be evil.
Gays are the new witches are there are still hunts going on.
Why hunt them when they are in your face all the time these days.
Nemesys

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"Since I was asked if I was a witch and if I practiced witchcraft by a State Personnel Manager and if I practiced voodoo by a State Personnel Administrator, yes, I believe history repeats itself."

Maybe you shouldn't wear your pentagram necklace to a job interview next time.

And no, you can't park your broom in the handicapped spaces.
Anthony

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Grampy wrote:
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Why hunt them when they are in your face all the time these days.
People actually get in your face?
Well, if so, that would be very rude indeed.
But if by "in your face" you mean on TV or in papers, then you really need to grow up, Grampy.
The domineering days of the WASP are over.
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Edith Prague.
Laughed out loud when I read this.
SW Dad

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Too bad they still don't do witch hunts. My ex-wife would be the first to be on trial!
Franklin

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It would be interesting to see how Hartford would have been different if it had been known for the "Witch Panic of 1662." Being that it happened in Hartford 30 years before it happened in Salem, the city of Hartford may now be filled with witch museums and corny witch related activities like you find in Salem. Do you think Hartford would be a better place if it were known as the Witch capital of New England?
Grampy

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Anthony wrote:
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People actually get in your face?
Well, if so, that would be very rude indeed.
But if by "in your face" you mean on TV or in papers, then you really need to grow up, Grampy.
The domineering days of the WASP are over.
Admit it. Its not the actual marriage gays are seeking. Its their acceptance by hetrosexuals that they yearn for. It must hurt when 95% of the people view your frolicing as queer or depraved. No WASP domination. Even hetrosexual blacks spouting about Allah consider your abnormal.

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Laughed out loud when I read this.
Instead of a black cat she had that annoying little dog that was caught on tape taking a dump in a conference room at the LOB. Then she had the gall to blame it on someone's service dog.

Is she running unopposed again?
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Instead of a black cat she had that annoying little dog that was caught on tape taking a dump in a conference room at the LOB. Then she had the gall to blame it on someone's service dog.
Is she running unopposed again?
OMG...I remember that!!! I don't know if she is running again or not. But, I have to admit she gets stuff done and she earns respect because she is as old as dirt.
Sam Zell Eats Children

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Oct 16, 2008
 
Yes, yes, Hartford, the ever-loving wanna-be.........Jesus, first it tries to be like NYC and now Salem, Mass?

what's next.......California without .0004 tectonic plate shifts?

Just curious

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OMG...I remember that!!! I don't know if she is running again or not. But, I have to admit she gets stuff done and she earns respect because she is as old as dirt.
She's too anti-business for my tastes, but that can describe the entire General Assembly. There needs to be a wholesale change in the GA on November 4th.
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She's too anti-business for my tastes, but that can describe the entire General Assembly. There needs to be a wholesale change in the GA on November 4th.
Oh I agree with you there. I have stated before the State of CT is allowing environmental and special interest groups to regulate the state Businesses into a box.

Here is the modern day "Witch Trials"!

It is no wonder buisinesses are leaving in droves, not to mention very few people really want to work for a living. Always finding the easy way around life.

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