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  • Historic Christian Church to Be Converted Into Mosque; Members Take Down Cross From Altar

    12/08/2016 8:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian congregation in Connecticut that dates back to the 1600s has sold its church building to a Muslim group that plans to turn the building into a mosque. (Photo: Facebook/United Congregational Church)United Congregational Church in Bridgeport, ConnecticutAccording to The Wall Street Journal, the historic United Congregational Church will sell its 1920s Georgian-Revival style church building to the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center for a price of $1 million.The church dates back to the Colonial Era, when it was founded in 1695 as the Ecclesiastical Society of Stratfield. In 1916, the congregation merged with another congregation and officially became the United...
  • UConn campus police won't enforce immigration laws

    12/06/2016 3:09:57 PM PST · by matt04 · 37 replies
    The University of Connecticut says campus police will continue to steer clear of enforcing immigration laws. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that campus police formally adopted a longstanding policy of not inquiring individuals about their immigration status, not detaining people based solely on their citizenship status and not making arrests based on warrants from federal immigration authorities. She also said the university will continue admitting qualified students regardless of their immigration status and offering qualified undocumented students the in-state tuition rate, as state law requires. Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a "sanctuary campus" as colleges including Wesleyan University...
  • State Official Demands AFA Discard Its Christians Beliefs

    12/06/2016 6:20:24 AM PST · by Maudeen · 13 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 12/5/2016 Updated 4:39 p.m. | AFA
    State official demands AFA discard its Christians beliefs Created On: Monday, December 5, 2016 10:56 AM Last Update: Monday, December 5, 2016 4:39 PM Regardless of election results this past November 8, secular progressives in America remain intent on driving Christians out of the public square. Actions by the state of Connecticut last week proved it. On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the American Family Association received a letter from the State of Connecticut Comptroller’s Office. The letter alleged, "AFA may be in violation of the regulations governing the Connecticut State Employee Campaign for Charitable Giving that broadly prohibit discrimination."
  • From Obama to Trump: Four southeastern CT towns switch from blue to red in 2016

    12/03/2016 6:52:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Day ^ | December 3, 2016 | Martha Shanahan
    In 2012, voters across the region liked what they saw in Barack Obama. The president won the popular vote in 24 of the 25 towns in New London County in his bid for re-election, mirroring the support he got in Connecticut and across the country. Four years later, four of those towns had had enough. In Ledyard, Montville, North Stonington and Salem, turnout went up, support for Democrats went down and Donald Trump won hundreds more votes in each town than both Mitt Romney in 2012 and Trump's rival in 2016, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. They're not alone — 40...
  • Larson’s tunnels: Big plan, even bigger challenge

    11/27/2016 8:28:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | November 15, 2016 | Tom Condon
    Not everyone is thrilled with U.S. Rep. John Larson’s proposal to build massive highway tunnels under Hartford, but Daniel Burnham might be, were he still with us. It was Burnham, the great Chicago architect and planner, who said, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.”Larson’s is anything but a little plan; it is breathtaking in scope. It has stirred the blood of some public officials and business leaders. But the concept is so vast, complex and potentially expensive – it would be longer than Boston’s “Big Dig” tunnels...
  • Wesleyan U Declares Itself A Sanctuary Campus For Undocumented Immigrants

    11/23/2016 1:55:52 PM PST · by drewh · 91 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | Kathleen Megan | 11/23/16 6:00
    Following student outcry for protection of undocumented students, Wesleyan University President Michael Roth declared this week that Wesleyan is a sanctuary campus that will not voluntarily assist the federal government in any efforts to deport students or faculty because of their immigration status. Wesleyan appears to be the only school to publicly call itself a sanctuary campus, though other college administrators have expressed strong support for undocumented and immigrant students and are moving toward creating safe havens for those students, Roth made the announcement after meeting last week with students, faculty and staff and conferring with the school's trustees. Roth...
  • Liberal Meltdown in Connecticut After Students Chant ‘Build That Wall’

    11/21/2016 3:54:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/17/16
    **SNIP** "I can tell you that they are taking it seriously," said Steve Ginsburg of the regional ADL. "We're focused, like the school is, on ensuring that this is a learning experience and that those who were hurt and offended receive the appropriate apologies." Tomlinson explains: "On the campaign trail, Trump stirred up support from white nationalists, prompting others to fear his tenure." Boughton, rumored to be a GOP candidate for Connecticut governor in 2018, later felt forced to explain his outrage on Twitter. The Danbury mayor said the reason the chant was wrong was because his team and city...
  • Body of Connecticut man who vanished from Manhattan party found

    11/16/2016 5:01:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 16, 2016 | Rich Shapiro, John Annese, Larry McShane
    Cops grilled the son of Oprah Winfrey’s celebrity jeweler Wednesday after digging up the body of a slain Connecticut man last seen alive at the suspect’s Manhattan home. The bloody corpse of Joseph Comunale, 26, was driven from the East Side to a desolate stretch of the Jersey Shore — and buried in a shallow grave behind a flower shop, the sources told the Daily News. While no arrests have been made, sources said cops were looking at James Rackover — the son of jeweler to the stars Jeffrey Rackover, whose A-list clients include Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez and Denzel Washington.
  • Connecticut: Police Arrest Two for Brutally Assaulting Trump Supporter

    11/13/2016 2:30:41 PM PST · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-13-16
    At noon on Saturday, a Meriden Lieutenant was parked on Hanover Street where he saw a man standing on the traffic island at Hanover and Colony Streets waving a Donald Trump sign and an American flag. Police say a silver car stopped at the island, two men got out and began punching and kicking the man, knocking him into the street. The Lieutenant intervened and arrested the two men. The victim told police that the two men gave him the finger, he responded “same to you” and then the assault started. The two men were identified as 32-year-old Wilson Echevarria...
  • DOJ staff to monitor 7 locations in CT

    11/07/2016 10:40:40 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 22 replies
    DOJ officials said that they will send more than 500 Civil Rights Division staffers to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states on Tuesday. The Associated Press said the number of personnel is less than the roughly 780 monitors and observers who were dispatched in 2012.
  • This Town’s EMT Services Are Run Entirely by High School Students

    10/26/2016 5:19:31 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 38 replies
    Babble ^ | Oct. 25, 2016 | Samantha Wood
    Darien, Connecticut is a quaint little town that you could easily drive past on I-95 without noticing. And while it seems like a quiet place where nothing notable happens … every siren that goes off in the middle of the night disturbing the peaceful, tree-lined streets tells a different story. Every first responder in the town’s three fire departments and emergency medical services is a volunteer. All medical emergencies, from a fiery motor vehicle rollover on I-95 to a woman going into labor at home, brings the Post 53 ambulances wailing down the streets. And the EMTs who will treat...
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • Desperate cockpit fight as Jordanian flying student intentionally crashed airplane in Conn.

    10/15/2016 10:11:55 PM PDT · by politicianslie · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2016 | Ben Ashford
    East Hartford police Chief Scott Sansom said he asked the FBI to respond because the crash occurred so close to Pratt & Whitney, which he described as "critical infrastructure." "It will be a lengthy investigation for the next few days," Sansom said, noting that it was too early to tell what caused the plane to crash. NOTE: THIS IS A LIE. The Flight Instructor said the Jordanian intentionally crashed the airplane.
  • Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

    10/14/2016 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | October 14, 2016 | AP via WTNH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.
  • UNH lecturer apologizes for uninviting Sheriff David Clarke over Black Lives Matter stance

    10/13/2016 1:46:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A University of New Haven lecturer behind canceling a campus appearance by Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has come forward to apologize for misrepresenting the popular conservative sheriff. Patrick Malloy, a senior lecturer at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, issued a statement last week saying he and university officials decided not to finalize the event with Sheriff Clarke because of his political views and extravagant requests for his arrival, which Mr. Malloy admitted he “unintentionally” misrepresented. “I would like to apologize and take responsibility for my actions that have compromised the University of New Haven...
  • ACLU Files Civil Lawsuit for Connecticut Open Carrier (video)

    10/02/2016 5:06:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other. On September 11th, 2015, the protestor in this case, Michael Picard, was legally open carrying a handgun and had a camera running.  The police took the camera, his pistol and pistol permit.  They did not realize the camera was still recording. Charges against Picard were eventually dropped, after he refused a plea bargain.  On September 15th, 2016 the ACLU-CT has filed a civil rights law suit against the three individual police officers.  From acluct.org: HARTFORD — In a complaint filed today in the U.S. District Court...
  • Dem Conn. State Rep Arrested For Allegedly Voting 19 Times

    10/01/2016 2:46:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    Fox ^ | September 30, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats and the dominant media assure us that vote fraud doesn’t exist, so we certainly don’t need voter ID, and in fact it would be racist to demand as much proof of identity as is necessary to board an airplane or buy a drink. Nevertheless, a Democrat state representative in Connecticut was arrested for allegedly voting 19 times. ... State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live,
  • ...HERMINE HEADED FOR THE FLORIDA GULF COAST...

    08/31/2016 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 08-31-2016 | NOAA
  • Tropical Storm Hermine (GOM) and TD 8 (Atlantic)

    08/28/2016 3:03:58 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 216 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | 28 August 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season is heating up. Two tropical systems are taking aim at the United States. Tropical Depression Eight (Hermine) is expected to brush the Outer Banks of NC. Tropical Depression Nine (Ian) is in the Gulf of Mexico, anticipated to affect the Florida coast. Public Advisories: Ian(TD 9) Hermine (TD 8)Discussions: Ian (TD9) Hermine (TD 8)
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • CT: Immigration groups to hold service events Friday, Saturday

    09/01/2016 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 7 replies
    Immigrant rights organizations are organizing free events this week to provide numerous services, including enabling some undocumented youths to apply for a work permit, a Social Security number, and a driver’s license.
  • Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M (CT minor league stadium)

    08/26/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 39 replies
    Hartford Business Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Patricia Daddona
    The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from Hartford's Internal Audit Commission released publicly Friday. Originally priced at $56 million for initial construction funding and bonded at $63.3 million, the unfinished stadium's pricetag has now jumped to $71.7 million, the audit said. For the overall Downtown North development, which includes road work, engineering and other infrastructure work, the total costs to the city are $102.5 million to date, the audit report said. That $102 million does not include...
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • LIVE:August 13, 2016: Donald J. Trump Rally in Fairfield, CT. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET.

    08/13/2016 1:19:09 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 997 replies
    Saturday, August 13, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be at the William H. Pitt Center at the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Live coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET. Fairfield, CT is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It borders the towns of Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Weston, and Westport along the Gold Coast of Connecticut. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 59,404. In July 2006, Money magazine ranked Fairfield the ninth "best place to live" in the United States, and the best place to live in the Northeast. Watch...
  • Colin McEnroe: Could Bad Economy Swing CT To Trump?

    08/04/2016 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 4, 2016 | Colin McEnroe
    You may not have noticed the following news item, because the person who spoke did not accompany his remarks by striking a baby monkey with a ball-peen hammer. We have reached a point in this campaign where people don't pay attention unless you do something that sets civilization back. Paul Manafort, who is Donald Trump's campaign manager, at least in theory, recently said on two national news programs that he considered Connecticut in play. Connecticut has not gone Republican for president since 1988. Presidential campaigns don't usually bother with us. So what's different? Maybe nothing. As swing states slide off...
  • Renaming Calhoun College still possible as Yale forms committee after outcry

    08/02/2016 5:01:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 08/02/2016 | Puppage
    Calhoun College’s name could still be changed, according to a message sent out Monday by Yale University President Peter Salovey. With the formation of a Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming, the door appears to be open to reconsidering the Yale Corporation’s decision not to rename the residential college, despite widespread anger among Yale students, alumni and faculty during the last academic year.
  • RNC 2016: Donald Trump may be all over the map, but that's a good thing | Mulshine

    07/24/2016 6:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | Paul Mulshine
    At a meeting of the New Jersey delegation to the Republican Convention in Cleveland last week, Gov. Chris Christie said he expects to see Donald Trump make a real effort to win New Jersey this fall. "If he spends time and money he can be in play here because I don't think there is any great love here for Hillary Clinton," Christie said. "Given that he likes to sleep in his own bed at night, it's a quick trip over." Christie went on to say that Trump and campaign manager Paul Manafort have also said that Connecticut will be in...
  • [Gov] Malloy [CT] Bypassed Airport Security Checkpoint With Son's Backpack

    07/21/2016 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jon Lender
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bypassed a federal security checkpoint at Bradley International Airport last Nov. 27 while carrying a backpack belonging to his son, Samuel Malloy, through a private corridor to the departure gate area as he and first lady Cathy Malloy saw their son off for a flight, a Courant investigation of the episode has found.
  • Connecticut Department Of Children And Families: Believing There Are Only Two Genders Is 'Genderism'

    07/17/2016 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 65 replies
    07/15/2016 | Peter Hasson
    According the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), which published an LGBT glossary of more than 250 terms, the belief that there are only two genders — male and female — should be treated as "genderism." The guide, which was published as part of the DCF’s Safe Harbors Project and was last updated July 7, defines "genderism" as: "The system of belief that there are only two genders (men and women) and that gender is inherently tied to one’s sex assigned at birth. It holds cisgender people as superior to transgender people, and punishes or excludes those who don’t...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hĺrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • Newtown middle school teacher who took loaded .45-caliber pistol to school resigns (Insanity!)

    07/03/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A middle school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. Newtown School Superintendent Joseph Erardi confirmed Saturday that Jason Adams resigned at the end of the school year. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because...

    06/24/2016 11:36:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 24, 2016
    Full title: Illegal Alien Who Butchered Conn. Woman Not Deported After Serving 15 Yrs. for Murder Because Haiti Refused to Repatriate An illegal immigrant who stabbed a young Connecticut woman to death after completing a 15-year sentence for murder couldn’t be deported by the U.S. government because his homeland, which receives billions in aid from Uncle Sam, wouldn’t take him back—three times! So federal authorities released the violent criminal, a Haitian national, and didn’t even bother tracking his whereabouts allowing him to commit yet another heinous crime. Now, a year after an innocent woman was viciously butchered to death in...
  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge [CONNECTICUT’S BAN ON POPULAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS]

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 75 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • Why are there so many black bears sightings in Upstate NY lately?

    06/19/2016 10:05:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Syracuse ^ | June 14, 2016 | David Figura
    Black bears here, black bears there – black bears everywhere. It does seem that way recently as reports of bears roaming Upstate New York appear to be on the rise. ... this time last year, the DEC's Cortland office received about 10 bear-related calls. This year, there has been 32. We've reached a point where all of (Upstate New York) is bear habitat.
  • ABC's Jon Karl Gets Senator Murphy to Admit His Gun Control Proposal Would Not Work

    06/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 19, 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a shocking development in the push for gun-control, Senator Chris Murphy, who filibustered for 15 hours regarding the issue, admitted Sunday on ABC’s This Week that his proposal would not have stopped any recent mass shooting. “Your proposal would have done nothing in the case of Orlando, it would have done nothing to stop the killing in San Bernardino,” stated ABC’s Jon Karl calling out Murphy, “And in fact, it was unrelated to the killing in Newtown.” The proposal Murphy has been pushing is one that is meant to close the mythical “gun show loophole.” “Would that have done anything...
  • Malloy Asks Gun Sellers to Refrain from Selling Guns on Father’s Day

    06/17/2016 2:06:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Esther Shittu
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Governor Dannel Malloy is asking gun sellers, both in-state and out of state, to voluntarily stop selling semi-automatic weapons on Father’s Day, June 19th. Malloy asks sellers to do this as a sign of respect to the fathers and parents who lost children in the Orlando nightclub shooting. “We are calling on Connecticut gun sellers to avoid all semi-automatic weapons sales on Father’s Day for one reason. We should show respect, through a symbolic gesture, to those who’ve lost loved ones in Orlando,” Gov. Malloy said. Since 2013, Connecticut has prohibited the AR-15 and the Sig...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • Why Democrats aren't pushing an assault weapons ban

    06/16/2016 5:54:13 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/16/16 | Sarah Wheaton and John Bresnahan
    In a private meeting of Democrats on Wednesday, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) begged his colleagues to push a measure that might have actually prevented Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando: an assault weapons ban. Cicilline was answering the call of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, to keep “weapons of war” off the streets. But Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi nixed it. Better, she said, to focus on barring terror suspects from buying guns. That measure’s a no-brainer for Democrats, she reasoned, and easier to explain to the public. "It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the...
  • Nancy Pelosi Rejects Gretchen Carlson’s ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    06/17/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    During a private meeting on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected the “assault weapons” ban being pushed my Democrat colleagues and Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. Pelosi said Democrats should focus on fights that are actually winnable, and she does not see an AR-15 ban as one of those fights. According to Politico, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) put forward the “assault weapons” ban, and Pelosi shut it down. She said, “It’s not that we’re not strong enough to make the fight. It’s just that we want to win the fight.” Breitbart News reported that Gretchen Carlson took time on air...
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Democrat Senator Chris Murphy Mounts Gun Control Filibuster

    06/15/2016 2:02:45 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-15-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Are gun grabbers having a field day with the terror attack in Orlando or what? The Senate is debating a spending bill that Democrats hope to offer gun amendments to, but Murphy said that the Senate should "not proceed with debate on amendments to this bill until we have figured out a way to come together on, at the very least, two simple ideas." "I'm going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together on these two measures, that we can get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a...
  • Murphy's Name Floated as Possible Clinton VP Pick

    06/13/2016 10:05:17 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 17, 2016 | Russell Blair
    Could U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy's rapid political ascent land him on a presidential ticket in November? A report in USA Today Monday listed Murphy as among those who would be interested in the vice presidential spot alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. A Murphy spokeswoman declined to comment on the report. "Some progressives would also offset a weakness of Clinton — who will be 69 by Election Day — that she can’t compensate for with her résumé: her age. Murphy is 42," reads the story by Heidi M Przybyla, the paper's senior...
  • With Connecticut Foundations Crumbling, ‘Your Home Is Now Worthless’

    06/07/2016 4:27:57 PM PDT · by Theoria · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 June 2016 | Kristin Hussey And Lisa W. Foderaro
    Sandra Miller was at work in January when her daughter called from their home here on Oakridge Drive with alarming news. The house was making loud noises, as if someone had jumped off the counter and landed with a bang. For seconds afterward, the house shook. A while later, it happened again, and again. Over the next several hours, terrifying bangs rattled the house. The next morning, Ms. Miller called Bill Neal, a structural engineer, who delivered the same stunning news to her that he has now told hundreds of homeowners: The concrete foundation was crumbling and, as a result,...
  • Quinnipiac U: Clinton Tops Trump In Connecticut Race Of The Unloved (Trump -5)

    06/07/2016 2:52:06 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 23 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 06/07/2016 | Quinnipiac University
    Regional DefinitionsContacts and InformationStaffSearch Releases June 7, 2016 - Clinton Tops Trump In Connecticut Race Of The Unloved, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Blumenthal Leads Unknown Gop Challengers 2-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo PDF format Additional Trend Information Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 45 - 38 percent in a Connecticut presidential race in which there is little love for either candidate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. When third-party candidates are added to the mix, Clinton gets 41 percent, with 36 percent for Trump, 6 percent for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and 3 percent for Green...
  • Connecticut's New Gun Grab Law Tramples 2nd Amendment Rights

    06/02/2016 10:39:01 AM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 27 replies
    Connecticut has a new anti-gun law. Governor Dannel Malloy signed the law that makes it illegal for any person subject to a temporary restraining order ("TRO") to possess a firearm of any sort. People subject to a temporary restraining order must surrender all firearms to the police within 24 hours or face jail time. The new law deprives citizens who have been convicted of no crime of their Constitutional rights without due process...
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 133 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...