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  • Cafeteria Workers Stole Nearly $500,000 in Lunch Money From Schools, Police Say

    08/16/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh
    In the well-to-do town of New Canaan, Conn., families pay top dollar to live on picturesque New England streets, frequent the area’s upscale boutiques and send their children to some of the best schools in the state. But in recent years, a scandal had quietly been brewing at a couple of those schools: Someone had been taking the children’s lunch money — after it had been paid. For years, cash was disappearing from cafeteria registers at the high school and middle school, apparently unbeknown to school officials. Nearly $500,000 was pilfered from 2012 through 2017, the authorities said. On Monday,...
  • New Haven Mass Overdose: 30+ Overdoses, Arrest Made (CT)

    08/15/2018 1:51:23 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 79 replies
    The Patch ^ | 8/15/2018 | Rich Sinto
    Reports of overdoses continue to skyrocket as the day progresses. A Public health alert has been issued. NEW HAVEN, CT — Emergency crews are responding to a mass overdose at the New Haven Green Wednesday. Overdoses have now spread to other parts of the city as well and are pushing emergency crews to the limit. Overdose reports continue to come in rapid fire; there were two additional reports during the span of a short late morning press conference. The city has declared a public health alert after more than 30 overdoses. A local man believed to be connected to at...
  • Winners and losers from Tuesday’s primaries: Once again, Trump is a big winner

    08/15/2018 10:33:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Amber Phillips
    Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year. Here they are: Winners Trump: At least in Republican primary politics, Tuesday once again proved he’s the king. Republican politicians on the ballot Tuesday who dissed him in 2016 raced to undo that, and those who didn’t do it convincingly enough lost their primaries. In Minnesota’s competitive governor’s race, Republican voters nominated a relative outsider,...
  • A "Trumpster" "Blue Collar" street guy scores big in Connecticut Senator Primary.

    08/14/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Republican, maverick, Matthew Cory has been declared the winner of the Republican U.S. Senate primary in the great state of Connecticut, this evening. He will face, the boring useless, incompetent, do nothing, Trump hating, Democrat, Chris Murphy, who has been declared a "safe seat" for the Democrat Party. Mr. Cory is a blue collar worker, a building window washer and owner of a local bar. He has little money or funds for campaigning. Thus far, he has held local, small, little house meetings as best he could. But...I think folks in Connecticut have taken heed of this talented, self-taught, human...
  • Ned Lamont wins in Connecticut

    08/14/2018 6:18:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08-14-2018 | AP
    BREAKING: Ned Lamont wins Democratic nomination for governor in Connecticut primary election.
  • Lindsay Graham: ‘These Investigations Against Trump Were Corrupt to the Core’

    08/12/2018 2:37:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 77 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which has turned into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was “corrupt at the core.” MACCALLUM: I want to ask you before I let you go a non-foreign policy question with regards to Bruce Ohr, who is a Department of Justice official Who worked under Sally Yates and just a few offices down from the head of the Justice Department. He’s becoming a much more central figure in what looks to be the initiation of this Russia...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Democrats Now Claim The Surviving of “Our Democracy” Relies on Banning More Sites

    08/07/2018 4:30:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: “Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.” -Lenin After Alex Jones’ website was banned on Monday via a coordinated action from YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, Democrats are now calling for even more censorship. Shocking, who would’ve thought, right? Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, is looking to impose chicom style internet censorship over websites who incidentally are not agreeing with his party’s political platform. Again, very shocking indeed. This is what the modern Democratic party has to offer to its constituency, after losing a presidential election and looking ahead for the 2018 midterms: Chinese styled censorship.
  • Blumenthal a bloomin’ idiot

    08/02/2018 11:01:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 2, 2018 | Scott Johnson
    Whenever I get around to running a most punchable face contest on Power Line, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal will be one of the contestants. Blumenthal’s outward appearance and visible affect are the least of it. Either he is a bloomin’ idiot or he thinks he is talking to bloomin’ idiots, or both. At a rally against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice yesterday on Capitol Hill, for example, Blumenthal warned that Kavanaugh’s confirmation would make Trump a monarch. Now that is stupid, but I thought Trump was Hitler already! This guy doesn’t even know how to do...
  • Drowning In Debt: These States Are Approaching A Point Of No Return (FLEE!)

    08/02/2018 7:51:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/02/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Having grown up in New Jersey, you understand that Democrats are a tax and spend party and even liberals in the state understand it. The Garden State is a case study in mass exodus; it’s just too expensive to live there anymore. Are there signs that the Democrats get it? Maybe—the heavily Democratic legislature in Trenton had to tell Governor Phil Murphy that his tax increase agenda was more or less not going to happen. Taxes still went up, but it was not the insane proposal the governor’s office had pushed. Still, I doubt Demorats in these states will find...
  • CT Dem Official Faces More Backlash After Kneeling Again for Pledge of Allegiance

    08/02/2018 3:45:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/01/18
    A Connecticut city official who came under fire just weeks ago for taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance once again knelt in protest on Monday. Haddam Selectman Melissa Schlag, a Democrat, first drew outrage when she took a knee on July 16 at a Board of Selectman meeting. Schlag then posted a letter on Facebook that defended her actions, saying she knelt due to "extreme sorrow" for the country under President Trump.
  • Official kneels during Pledge of Allegiance to protest Trump [Connecticut]

    07/31/2018 12:24:24 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/31/2018 | Staff
    HADDAM, Conn. (AP) — A town official opposed to President Donald Trump’s policies took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at a tense meeting packed with more than 100 people, dividing community residents and furthering an intense debate over protests and the First Amendment. Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag faced jeers while she kneeled during the pledge on Monday and asked residents and politicians to not add words to her “silent protest.” “I appreciate everyone coming out because this is truly town government at its best,” Schlag, a Democrat, said after the demonstration. “We need to continue the conversation or...
  • Gun making drops off in state

    07/30/2018 11:48:40 AM PDT · by cp124 · 14 replies
    CT Post ^ | 7/28/2018 | Sarah Roach
    WASHINGTON — Gun manufacturing companies came to Connecticut expecting a surge in gun sales after the Sandy Hook massacre, but they might not stay for long under a gun-friendly Republican president.
  • New Haven takes another credit rating hit

    07/28/2018 5:46:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Hearst Media ^ | July 26, 2018 | Mary E. O’Leary
    NEW HAVEN — More disappointing news for the city. Fitch has downgraded the city’s credit rating on the heels of a similar downgrade Wednesday from S&P Global Retings as New Haven gets ready to sell bonds around Aug. 2. Fitch downgraded the rating from A- to BBB, with a negative outlook from stable. S&P gave the city a BBB+ rating with a negative outlook. The new bonds are $58,030,000 to finance city and school projects and $160 million in refunding bonds, which will be used for debt service savings and to cover an estimated $15 million fiscal year 2018 deficit....
  • The Feds Want to Talk to the Guy Who Made That Pistol-Shooting Drone

    07/24/2018 12:21:02 AM PDT · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Eric Limer
    ....snip... Last week we showed you video of a DIY, pistol-shooting quadcopter firing off a few test rounds in the woods. Now federal agents are investigating the 18-year-old Connecticut kid who reportedly built the thing. Police found that the video was uploaded by one Austin Haughwout, Connecticut local news station WFSB reports. Haughwout has previously been involved in a drone-related altercation when he was attacked by a woman who was apparently not a fan his (non-gun-related)quadcopter antics. On Friday, Haughwout's father said that his son was the creator of the pistol-firing drone, having built it with one of his professors...
  • Joe Lieberman: If Democratic-Socialism is our Future, We’re in Trouble

    07/23/2018 7:28:54 AM PDT · by JimRed · 38 replies
    email inbox, Eagle Rising ^ | 07/23/2018 | Onan Coca
    Joe Lieberman has long been many Republicans favorite Democrat. Not because he’s particularly conservative but because he’s an honest, well-meaning politician… and there aren’t many of those around anymore. Lieberman is in the news again now because he’s penned an op-ed criticizing his party’s shift to the left. Lieberman argues that if Democratic-Socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez truly are the future of the Democrat Party, then the Democrat Party doesn’t have a very bright future ahead. Really the point was, what is the Democratic party going to be? I am still a Democrat and when I see somebody that really says...
  • Democrats Are Not Patriots; They Are Criminals

    07/22/2018 2:47:23 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 26 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 7/22/18 | L Todd Wood
    I was talking to a Russian a few years ago regarding the corruption in Moscow, and their comment was, “All politicians want to do is get the power, then they can just steal anything they want. Money is the reason behind all the problems in our country.” I had forgotten about that comment until earlier this week when I had to drive through one of the s—thole cities along the Connecticut coast...
  • Four Blue States Protest Tax Reform with a Frivolous Lawsuit

    07/19/2018 7:52:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2018 | By JEFFREY DORFMAN
    The Constitution Does not Mandate Deduction of State Taxes. Four high-tax blue states — New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey — have filed suit against the federal government over the recent tax reform. Specifically, they object to its limitation on the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT). Under federal tax law, filers are allowed to deduct property taxes (the local part) and either state income or sales taxes. But under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA), the SALT deduction is now capped at $10,000. This deduction had been particularly valuable in high-tax, high-house-price states such as California...
  • High-tax blue states sue Trump administration over cap on treasured deduction

    07/18/2018 5:46:22 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/18/2018 | judson berger
    The lawsuit from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland amounted to their latest bid to fight the limit on state and local tax (SALT) deductions imposed by the GOP-authored tax plan. "The federal government is hell-bent on using New York as a piggy bank to pay for corporate tax cuts and I will not stand for it," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election and is considered a possible 2020 presidential candidate, said in a statement. The tax law signed last year caps those SALT tax deductions at $10,000. The deduction is especially popular in high-tax,...
  • Trump Says "Prisoner Obama" on Fox News-Is it just me that hears this?

    Note Trumps' words at the 4 second mark!!!! Am I hearing wrong??