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  • When Business Becomes History – Why Industry is Leaving Connecticut

    02/05/2016 7:50:23 AM PST · by grayhog · 21 replies
    The Treehouse Letter ^ | 2/05/16 | MyLinh Shattan
    "Abe Lincoln may have freed all men, but Sam Colt made them equal." It's an interesting idea to ponder. President Lincoln is praised universally today, across the aisle, and around the world, but what of Samuel Colt? Who is Samuel Colt? ...The region reminds me of New York's former boomtowns like Kingston and Binghamton, and Connecticut's Waterbury and Hartford. These once vibrant communities and buildings were gutted by the twin blades of time and politicians, their facades decaying and cadaverous, lining streets and throughways like architectural tombstones. Where is everyone? Kingston and Binghamton were home to IBM and Singer Link....
  • UConn building 'black-only' living space to promote scholarship

    02/02/2016 6:07:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 02, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    Faced with alarmingly low graduation rates for black males, the University of Connecticut is trying something it calls bold -- and critics call segregation. The school's main campus in Storrs has launched a program slated for fall in which 40 black male undergraduates live together in on-campus housing. Proponents believe the students can draw on their common experiences and help each other make it to commencement. But others cringe at the idea of black-only housing, saying it turns decades of hard-fought racial progress on its head. [...] ScHOLA2RS House -- which stands for "Scholastic House of Leaders who are African...
  • Stun Gun Racial Disparities

    01/27/2016 2:19:06 AM PST · by wbarmy · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 27 Jan 2016 | Dave Collins
    Officers in Connecticut last year fired stun guns at blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than at white suspects, and warned but didn't fire at white suspects at a higher rate than they did blacks or Hispanics, according to preliminary data from the nation's first statewide accounting of the weapons' use by police.
  • CT: Police ‘Gotta Cover Our Ass’ on Open Carry ~ VIDEO

    01/25/2016 6:25:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other.In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech. Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. With the voice provided by the First Amendment and the Internet, brave activists have been rolling back those attacks on the First and Second Amendments, and have been winning important victories. Michael Picard...
  • Student says 'ISIS' in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

    01/24/2016 9:44:30 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/16 | AP
    ANSONIA, Conn. - A Connecticut high school student was pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance. The incident occurred before Christmas break, according to the Connecticut Post. Lt. Andrew Cota said the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School wasn't charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. Police said there is no danger to the community. Federal officials declined to comment.
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • Connecticut Man Exercises 2A Rights; Refuses to Show Permit while Carrying

    01/20/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A pistol carrier in Connecticut was asked by a police officer to produce a permit. He asked the officer what the reason was for the officer asking for the permit. The officer replied with an expetive. From fox61.com: Brown told FOX 61 what happened next: "Well, you have a gun. So then he said, 'do you have a permit?' And I'm like why? He said 'because I (expletive) said so." But, according to the newly written law, police may only request a permit if there is reasonable suspicion of a crime.The officer did not arrest or detain Brown.I did...
  • CT ranked as one of top 10 states where people are living paycheck-to-paycheck

    01/19/2016 6:49:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A new study shows Connecticut is in the top ten for paycheck-to-paycheck living. People everywhere have to pay rents or mortgages, groceries and utilities. But those bills vary from state to state. When everything's paid, a study by the website GoBankingRate shows, not a lot is left in Connecticut. Moving from Maine, Sandra Champlin said she learned quickly that her money doesn't get her as far in Connecticut as it did there. “Rent is higher in Connecticut,” said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • Shadowy federal bureau probably has your credit card information

    01/17/2016 11:53:37 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 15, 2016 | M.D. Kittle
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains "the most out-of-control, unaccountable, and nontransparent agency in the federal government... And we can say that without reservation because this is one of the only agencies that literally operates outside of congressional oversight," added Wise, whose Virgina-based organization "works to protect consumers' right to access free-market goods and services." The CFPB, created under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, is funded largely by fees banks pay to the Federal Reserve. While its director, Richard Cordray, has bragged that his bureau has levied more than $141 million in fines used for CFPB education programs or reparation to...
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, & These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/17/2016 10:47:05 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Jan, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted. But, as JPMorgan details, Muni risk is on the rise for US states, but broad generalizations do not apply (in other words, these five states are 'screwed')... The direct indebtedness of US states (excluding...
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, and These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/03/2016 6:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted.</p>
  • New York Loses $400 Million After Imposing The Nation’s Highest Cigarette Tax

    01/03/2016 2:08:13 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2015 | Guy Bentley
    New York is reaping the whirlwind of sky-high cigarette taxes with a wave of smuggling decimating the state’s revenue. New York raised taxes on cigarettes to $4.35 in 2010 from $2.75. In total, cigarette taxes have increased by 190 percent since 2006. The sharp rise has resulted in a raft of unintended consequences which are dealing a significant blow to the state’s finances. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports New York’s revenue from cigarette taxes has plunged by $400 million over the past five years.
  • Rep. Thompson: ‘I’m a Gun Owner’ Who Supports Expanded Gun Control

    12/13/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) says that although he is a gun owner himself and strongly believes in the Second Amendment, he also believes people on the no-fly list should be barred from purchasing guns. "I’m a gun owner. I strongly believe in the Second Amendment," Thompson said during an emotional press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday held by House and Senate Democrats to commemorate the third anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
  • Will Connecticut's High-Tax, Union-Friendly Policies Turn Out GE's Lights?

    12/23/2015 7:48:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/23/2015 | BY RED JAHNCKE
    In 2011, Democrat Gov. Dan Malloy claimed to have exacted "painful" concessions from state employees. Here's how the employees' lead negotiator, Dan Livingston, described the deal: * On retirement benefits: "Now we have an 11-year pension and health care agreement ... that no other state worker in the country has." * On job security: "Four years' job security. Nowhere else in the country will you find four years' job security." * On wage increases: "Giving up the raise next year (3%) .. . to get three threes in a row in the three out years. ... Arbitrators around the country...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court rules confiscation of firearms legal and constitutional

    12/18/2015 8:38:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/18/15 | Doug Book
    In 2013, the New York City Police Department began sending notices to certain gun owners using a “…centralized firearms registry which lists the city’s gun owners and what firearms they have in their possession.” The notice referred to firearms prohibited under New York’s “Safe Act,” the law passed (in part) in vengeful retaliation against law abiding owners of so-called “Assault Weapons” for the murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The gun owners were given a simple choice—surrender the now illegally held guns to the police, remove them from the city, destroy them or become a wanted...
  • Sandy Hook parents assess victories, defeats in gun control mission

    12/14/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/2015 | Michelle Miller
    Three years ago on Monday, a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. Marking the anniversary, Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: Since that nightmare, an estimated 555 children have been killed by guns in America. It is shameful that Congress hasn't acted. As the nation debates gun laws and access to mental healthcare, Newtown parents remind us of the urgency.
  • Malloy to ban gun sales to those on ‘watch lists’

    12/11/2015 12:08:03 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Gov. Malloy wants Connecticut to become the first state in the nation to ban sales of guns and ammunition to anyone on the federal government’s terror watch lists. He says he will do it by Executive Order and does not need the approval of the State Legislature. The announcement was seen live on News 8 and wtnh.com this afternoon. The Governor said he does not know if anyone in Connecticut is on the ‘watch list’ but is working directly with the White House to gain access, saying that if Congress won’t act, then the states will. According to some reports,...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Connecticut will ban terror suspects from buying guns because Congress won’t do it

    12/11/2015 5:07:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | december 10, 2015 | dannell malloy
    If we don't take action against gun violence, then we are complicit in it. That's why on Thursday I announced my intent to sign what would likely be a first-in-the-nation executive order, pending federal government approval, to ban those on government watch lists from buying guns in Connecticut. We have a moment in America to do the right thing. And we in Connecticut are seizing it. It's become routine to watch so many families across the nation hold their breath, hoping - and praying - that loved ones come home. It often feels like these are daily, yet life-changing, tragedies....
  • Connecticut to Ban Gun Sales to Those on No-Fly List

    12/10/2015 4:14:46 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 59 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 10 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed Thursday to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists. The Democratic governor said state officials are working with the federal government to get access to the lists. "If you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list as well," Malloy told reporters at the Capitol. "This is basic common sense. The American people get it." The legislature and Malloy previously enacted gun limits that expanded the state's assault weapons ban...
  • So Obama Bans Guns and Declares The NRA to Be Terrorists. What Happens Next?

    12/10/2015 10:43:48 AM PST · by Torcert · 88 replies
    Bearing arms ^ | December 8, 2015 | Bob Owens
    In recent months the mainstream media have become increasingly bold in their attacks on the core human rights of their fellow American citizens. One failing tabloid in New York called for the five million members of the world’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations to be branded as terrorists. The NY Times just published a front-page op-ed that called for the outright elimination of “some large categories of weapons and ammunition,” and numerous times progressives have called for forced disarmament, including a recent fact-challenged post on Arianna’s blog. So let’s game out the progressive Left’s confiscatory fantasies. It might go...
  • (Connecticut) State To Deny Gun Sales To Individuals On Federal Terrorism Watch List

    12/10/2015 9:59:31 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that he is directing the state to deny gun permits to anyone on federal government "watch lists,'' making Connecticut the first state to seek to block firearms sales to individuals who are prohibited from flying. "You are a governor for a reason ... to protect your citizenry. I am frustrated that our nation is having the wrong debate [about gun control and terrorism] and I'd like to see us focus on the right one,'' Malloy said.
  • Supreme Court won’t review laws banning assault weapons

    12/07/2015 7:34:36 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the ability of cities and states to prohibit semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons that have been used in some of the nation’s most deadly recent mass shootings. The justices decided not to reconsider a lower court’s decision in a case from the city of Highland Park, Ill., near Chicago. But seven states — Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York — have similar bans, and all of the prohibitions remain in place. Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said the court should review the ban, which “flouts” the court’s Second...
  • Mom Who Overslept While Son Walked to School Could Get 10 Years in Prison

    12/05/2015 6:17:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 112 replies
    Reason ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Lenore Skenazy
    Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested after police found her eight-year-old son walking to school while she overslept, had her court appearance yesterday. Here is what she wrote to me: "So I just left court. I was informed that "risk of injury to a minor" (my charge) carries with it a ten year sentence, five thousand dollar fine, and five years probation. My case was continued to January 6th, 2016."
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • Bill de Blasio says his son, Dante, has joined protests over racial issues at Yale

    11/23/2015 10:44:12 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 39 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2015 | By Erin Durkin
    Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a prominent defender of slavery. Dante, a freshman, is assigned to Yale’s Calhoun College, named for John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and South Carolina senator who vehemently backed slavery as a “positive good” for the nation. “He’s very concerned, and he certainly notes the fact that the college he’s in, Calhoun College, is named for someone it shouldn’t be named for,” de Blasio told reporters Monday. “ That’s quite...
  • Senate Dems demand executive action on guns

    11/23/2015 6:49:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/23/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    A group of 24 Senate Democrats urged the president Monday to dodge Congress and act on his own to make new rules on gun control, after Congress has failed to move any gun bills. The senators, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, requested the White House take an immediate step to change the law that now allows sellers who do not have a federal license to sell guns to individuals at shows, online and elsewhere without conducting background checks. The letter said Democrats would keep trying to pass a gun bill, but said Obama should explore...
  • Connecticut to Continue to Take in Syrian Refugees

    11/16/2015 11:09:11 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Max Reiss
    The state of Connecticut will continue to accept more than 1,600 refugees from Syria, Gov. Dannel Malloy told NBC Connecticut on Monday morning. This comes as governors in several other states announced they would stop accepting them.
  • Goodbye, Connecticut: It’s just too expensive here

    11/14/2015 5:38:15 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | November 14, 2015 | Alan and Gerald Zordan
    With the Litchfield hills and Connecticut in our rear-view mirror as we move our 101-year-old manufacturing company to South Carolina, we are nostalgic, excited, and disappointed.
  • The Assault on Parental Moral Authority (accredited private schools next)

    11/10/2015 1:45:40 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 10, 2015 | CALEB HENRY
    Two of America’s three branches of federal government have declared war on parental authority. President Obama’s Department of Education has been explicitly attacking schools that have the audacity to prefer traditional morality. However, making sense of the Education Department’s actions requires looking at the Obergefell same-sex “marriage” decision. The Obergefell decision explains why the Department of Education will not stop until it has eliminated parental authority to teach traditional morality to their children.The Department of Education has recently targeted an Illinois public school. The school allowed a (biologically male) transgendered student to participate in girls’ sports. The student was...
  • Yale's Idiot Children: Hysterical Yalies protest a free-speech panel.

    11/10/2015 12:37:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ...the screaming in the dark you do on campus is more or less the same screaming in the dark you did in the crib, the same howl for the same reason.
  • The Vilification of Student Activists at Yale

    11/10/2015 2:00:14 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    Th Atlantic ^ | 11/10/2015 | Gillian B. White
    The first time I saw a friend wearing blackface I was a freshman in college. I was stunned. I was hurt. I was enraged. But more than anything, I was confused. He thought it was funny, albeit controversial. But to me it wasn’t a joke; it was pointed mockery. I imagined him laughing and joking as his friends painted his skin. I couldn’t understand why he would so callously and easily disrespect me and those like me, for fun. Now I have come to expect such acts, and the conversations that surround them, as routine displays of disrespect and cultural...
  • Blumenthal Calls On Cruz To Disavow PAC Ad

    11/10/2015 11:21:28 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” while discussing a new pro-Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) super PAC ad featuring an anti-gun control message that references Presidents Barack Obama’s gun control push after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to disavow the ad.
  • Students at Yale, Missouri Beg College Administrators to Play Mommy and Daddy

    11/10/2015 1:13:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 09 November 2015 | Robby Soave
    Half a century ago, student activists liberated themselves—partly, at least—from in loco parentis: the paternalistic notion that college administrators should serve as watchful guardians, restricting students’ activities and rights in order to provide a safe environment for them, the way a mother or father would. Today, students across the country are determined to undo this liberation. At Yale University, a group of aggrieved minority students have demanded the resignations of administrators who wisely rejected calls for emotional coddling. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Yale’s Silliman College, and his wife, Erika Christakis, an early childhood educator at Yale, conveyed to students...
  • Feds Spend $25,000 Teaching Churches About Food Waste

    11/08/2015 3:36:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 6, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Environmental Protection Agency is spending $25,000 to teach churchgoers in Connecticut about food waste.The agency announced over $1.7 million awarded through its Healthy Communities Grant Program on Thursday, including $50,000 for its “Food Too Good to Waste” initiative that seeks to curb climate change by teaching adults how to write a grocery list.Sustainable America, a nonprofit group that wants people to turn off their engines instead of idling and buy hybrid cars, was given $25,000 to bring the program to churches.“This initiative will recruit households from faith-based congregations in the Greater Bridgeport and Stamford areas to implement a Food...
  • Glenn Beck: Ben Carsons Prison Sex Comment The Dumbest Thing Ive Ever Heard

    03/09/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 6, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    According to Glenn Beck, possible GOP candidate Dr. Ben Carsons comments about homosexuality being a choice is one of the dumbest things the radio host has ever heard ... Goodbye to his presidential career, Beck said Friday on his radio show. Its over. Its over. There is no way to recover from that. That just sounds like a lunatic That is just a ridiculous statement on a million fronts. A ridiculous statement. ...
  • Politico Edits Ben Carson Hit Piece, Drops Claims of ‘Fabrication’

    11/06/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 187 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 6, 2015 | Staff
    Politico has rewritten the headline, lede, and several portions of the text of an article accusing Ben Carson of "fabricating" part of his personal biography involving the Military Academy at West Point. The story, bearing the byline of reporter Kyle Cheney, now omits the original version's declarations that Carson's statements were false or fraudulent, as seen in an archive of the article.
  • Conservatives Need to Rally Around Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 3:01:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As J. Christian Adams reported yesterday, Politico published an article on Friday claiming that Ben Carson’s campaign “admitted” he lied about being offered a “full government scholarship” to West Point. My colleague pointed out that Politico’s reporting was sloppy, but the same goes – he argued – for the campaign’s response. The point seems to be: Politico’s article isn’t entirely fair, but Carson’s response and exaggerations mean he’s not ready for the spotlight. Although Carson’s campaign certainly made a mistake by responding to Politico’s inquiries the way they did – they kept it too vague – the fact of the...
  • Politico Admits Fabricating A Hit Piece On Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 4:31:13 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 7, 2015
    Politico‘s Kyle Cheney admitted that he fabricated a negative story about Ben Carson. At least, according to his own standards, he admitted the grievous journalistic sin. In a story published early on Friday, Politico’s Kyle Cheney authored a piece headlined “Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship” with a subhed “Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described.” There were at least five major problems with the story: The headline was completely false The subhed was also completely false The opening paragraph was false false false The...
  • Despicable Politico Lie Spreads Around the World as Media Attempts a Political Assassination

    11/06/2015 2:49:33 PM PST · by upsdriver · 57 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 11/6/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/11/06/despicable_politico_lie_spreads_around_the_world_as_american_media_attempts_a_political_assassination_of_dr_carson
  • Ben Carson (Video): "I was offered a full scholarship to West Point" (Oct 9, 2015) | Charlie Rose

    11/06/2015 12:17:39 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    Dr. Ben Carson�‹'s statement on "Charlie Rose" on October 9th, 2015. Video
  • Politico Smear - Who Provided the Daily Schedule of a Chief of Staff for Partisan Political Attack?

    11/06/2015 12:17:26 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 32 replies
    Various | 11/6/15 | Self
    The question is Who is going through the fifty year old daily schedule of the US Army Chief of Staff? Who is going through the files of applicants to West Point of fifty years ago? How does Politico get this information? Both of these are US Government controlled files. Who is providing access to the files of a former Chief of Staff for the purpose of partisan political smear? This stinks of corruption and abuse of power. Maybe even illegal.
  • Ben Carson Facebook Post August 13th 2015 (says he was thrilled to get offer from West Point)

    11/06/2015 11:13:07 AM PST · by springwater13 · 135 replies
    The next question is from Bill. He wanted to know if it was true that I was offered a slot at West Point after high school. Bill, that is true. I was the highest student ROTC member in Detroit and was thrilled to get an offer from West Point. But I knew medicine is what I wanted to do. So I applied to only one school. (it was all the money I had). I applied to Yale and thank God they accepted me. I often wonder what might have happened had they said no.
  • Turkish Flag Over Connecticut Capitol

    11/05/2015 4:02:23 PM PST · by Ray76 · 39 replies
    Nov 5, 2015 | Ray76
    Last week for several days I saw a Turkish flag flying above the Connecticut State Capitol. Does anyone know why? And why is it in the center while the U.S. flag is off to the side and lower?
  • Connecticut Principal Promoted Coexistence - Murdered by Islamic Terrorists

    11/04/2015 10:45:32 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/2/15 | Tim Brown
    The reality that many simply cannot fathom is that there are just some people that we cannot coexist with, people who either want to murder us or enslave us. Apparently, 76-year-old Richard Lakin, former principal at Glastonbury's Hopewell School, never learned that lesson, but promoted the myth of "coexistence." He was murdered by Islamic terrorists from Palestine while in Jerusalem recently. The Algemeiner reports: An American-Israeli man who was critically wounded in a Jerusalem terrorist attack two weeks ago died Tuesday morning. Richard Lakin, 76, is the third victim of the attack, in which two Arab terrorists boarded a bus...
  • U.S. appeals court upholds core of N.Y., Connecticut gun laws

    10/19/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2015 | Reuters
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the core provisions of two gun control laws passed in New York and Connecticut after the 2012 mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School that banned possession of semiautomatic assault weapons. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld the bans on semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines, but struck down a New York provision regulating load limits and a Connecticut prohibition on the non-semiautomatic Remington 7615. New York and Connecticut's gun control measures, among the strictest in the nation, were signed into law after a gunman killed 26 children and...
  • Patron Shoots Armed Would-Be Robber Dead at Waterbury Cafe: Police

    10/11/2015 6:17:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/11/2015
    An armed man was shot dead by a patron after the suspect tried robbing the Waterbury, Connecticut, cafe and the patrons inside, police said. Police are investigating the fatal incident as a homicide. Police received reports of gunfire at Cafe Azzurri at 500 Bank Street at about 2:30 a.m. Responding officers found a man with at least one gunshot wound at the cafe and pronounced him dead at the scene. Witnesses told police that the would-be robber had come into the cafe wielding a gun and tried to steal from the business and the customers, police said. However, a patron...