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  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 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
  • 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...
  • Black Lives Matter 'guest lecturer' at Yale defends looting

    10/09/2015 9:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | Rick Moran
    Yale Divinity School invited Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to be a "guest lecturer" for two days on "transformational leadership." McKesson made it clear just how transformational his leadership was when he defended looting as a legitimate political tactic. On Friday, McKesson will be one of the BLM activists meeting with Hillary Clinton. Perhaps Mrs. Clinton could broach the subject with Mr. McKesson and get his views on whether killing white cops is justified.
  • Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening

    10/07/2015 12:39:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Connecticut Senator Blumenthal wants more Syrians here faster, proposes to eliminate some screening Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 6, 2015 Colonizing Connecticut? Update October 7th: Follow-up post to the revelation that CAIR is behind (literally) Blumenthal’s proposal to lessen security screening for Syrian refugees, go here. ***Update*** Who is that sinister-looking man over Blumenthal’s left shoulder. It is none other than the Executive Director of CAIR Connecticut. Thanks to Kyle for identifying him. You can bet his interest is not in saving persecuted Christians! See bio below. Here is the brief story at WTNH News 8: Blumenthal_Has_Plan_to_Help_Syrian_Refugees_1200x675_539015235515 Senator Blumenthal...
  • Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder?

    10/07/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Update: Who was that man over Senator Blumenthals left shoulder? Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 7, 2015 Yesterday we told you that Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the charge to lessen the security screening for Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees and he wants to expand the so-called P-3 (fraud ridden!) family reunification program. See yesterdays post by clicking here. That is CAIR-Connecticuts Executive Director behind Senator Blumenthal. Getting pretty brazen arent they, or is Blumenthal just pretty dense to invite CAIR to be so prominently involved in lessening security screening for refugees? Now we know the answer...
  • Police, Community React To Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Controversial Comment (Now in Connecticut)

    10/05/2015 4:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jordan Otero
    WEST HARTFORD People from Connecticut and across the country reacted on social media over the weekend to a local Dunkin' Donuts worker's comment with a West Hartford police officer waiting in line that the store wouldn't serve police officers. Dozens tweeted the accounts of the local Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts franchise group and the national Dunkin' Donuts headquarters, many users calling for a boycott of the company and for the employee, who police said told the officer, "We don't serve cops here," to be fired. Both accounts answered with the same response: "We are aware, Dunkin' Donuts & our franchisees...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities, wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement. This is...
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Emminent domain

    09/16/2015 5:08:07 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 32 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 09/16/2015 | Melissa Quinn
    http://dailysignal.com/2015/09/16/connecticut-homeowners-fight-to-prevent-city-from-taking-their-homes-for-redevelopment/ Energy News Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City From Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97 / September 16, 2015 / Janet Rodriguez's house on First Avenue in West Haven, Conn., is one of the homes the city is approved the use eminent domain on to make way for a $200 million high-end mall. (Photo: Janet Rodriguez) Every day, Janet Rodriguez sits at her home in West Haven, Conn., and she waits. She waits for a knock at her front door, a knock she fears will bring news that Rodriguez and her family will be forced to...
  • Yale Establishes Shariah Law Center with $10 Million Donation From Saudi Shariah Finance Titan

    09/15/2015 2:47:12 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 22 replies
    Shariah Finance Watch ^ | 15 September 15 | Christopher Holton
    Yale has now joined its Ivy League rival Harvard by establishing a center designed to promote Shariah in America. And, just like Harvard, Yale has prostituted itself to do so by taking a $10 million inducement from a wealthy Saudi financier who made his fortune in none other than Shariah-compliant finance. That donor is none other than Saleh Abdullah Kamel.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 14-18,2015

    09/14/2015 5:03:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 14, 2015 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Yale Establishes Islamic Law Center Thanks To $10M From Saudi Sharia-Banker,(Shortened)

    09/14/2015 4:34:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Saleh Abdullah Kamel, a Saudi banker who is now worth billions of dollars thanks to his success with Sharia-compliant financing, has donated $10 million to Yale University as part of a successful effort to build an Islamic Law Center at the Ivy League school.
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (Only 5 Undeclared Democratic Senators remain - contact info at link)

    09/05/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    5 on the Fence Senator Blumenthal (D - CT) Senator Manchin (D - WV) Senator Peters (D - MI) Senator Wyden (D - OR) Senator Cantwell (D - WA) 38 stand with Iran 57 stand with America
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • Border Skirmishes: The immigration debate pits voters against political elites.

    06/10/2005 9:04:39 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 14 replies · 433+ views
    The American Conservative Magazine ^ | June 20, 2005 | W. James Antle III
    Tucked away in southern New England, Danbury, Connecticut, is far from the U.S. border with Mexico, but illegal immigration is very much a local problem. Residents complain about overcrowded houses, linguistic balkanization in schools, and wage depression. The mayor has called for state police to receive special immigration-enforcement training to contend with the influx. By some estimates, the blue-collar city of 77,000 now has an illegal population of around 15,000. Many have moved in over the past decade to take landscaping and construction jobs in affluent neighboring suburbs but not without placing a strain on the communitys infrastructure. In April,...
  • Kos Celeb (Meet the man who's gunning for Joe Lieberman)

    05/13/2006 3:23:45 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 12 replies · 585+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 13, 2006 | JAMES TARANTO
    MERIDEN, Conn.--An article on this page prompted Ned Lamont to run for the U.S. Senate against his fellow Democrat, Joseph Lieberman. "When Congressman [John] Murtha stood up and said 'stay the course' is not a winning strategy in Iraq, it was Sen. Lieberman who took the lead and took some of the Republican talking points ... and wrote the piece in The Wall Street Journal [titled] 'Our Troops Must Stay,'" Mr. Lamont told me Tuesday, when I dropped in at his campaign headquarters here, about 20 miles south of Hartford. That article appeared in November, and it helped persuade Mr....
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • Culture clash - Immigration forum draws crowd

    04/19/2005 6:18:13 AM PDT · by kahoutek · 15 replies · 482+ views
    Danbury News-Times ^ | 2005-04-19 | Brian Saxton
    The News-Times/Carol Kalif Maria-Cinta Lowe, right, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, confronts Peter Gadiel, who was speaking for the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control. Lowe was escorted out of the meeting. DANBURY They packed the long, wide room, squeezing into folding chairs, standing against the walls and brimming with passion over one of the city's most burning issues. Illegal immigration. At times, the more than 170 people men and women, young and old applauded the speakers, shouted encouragement and even booed when one dissident walked out in protest. In a crowded American Legion...
  • Immigration control group to meet in Watertown Tuesday (Connecticut)

    07/08/2005 9:57:29 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 260+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 8, 2005 | Rachel Slajda
    WATERBURY -- For an organization just three months old, the Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control has been stirring up its share of controversy across the state. The nonprofit organization has drawn fire from immigration-rights activists for its hard-line stance against amnesty for illegal aliens and for tightening U.S. borders. One of its founders, Paul Streitz of Darien, volunteered on the overnight shift of the Minuteman project, an event that drew lay people from all over the country to watch the U.S.-Mexican border for illegally entering immigrants. CCIC will hold its first meeting in the Waterbury-Watertown area in Oakville Tuesday night...
  • Three Republicans file papers to challenge Dodd

    07/14/2003 7:45:11 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 14 replies · 151+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | July 14, 2003 | Staff
    (Hartford-AP, July 14, 2003 6:11 AM) _ Three Republicans have stepped forward to challenge Connecticut's senior senator in 2004. Miriam Masullo of New Canaan, Paul Streitz of Darien and William Bentley of North Haven have all filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to challenge Democratic Senator Chris Dodd. The three have a tough road ahead of them. Dodd has served four terms in the Senate and has almost two million dollars already for his re-election campaign. But Dodd's challengers say they're not daunted by his political experience. Bentley, who manages a Taco Bell in Wallingford, says his lack of...
  • NAME THAT RAPIST - #1 - It Happened at Yale

    08/28/2015 11:39:41 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    This will be the first in a series of vignettes about sexual assault, coverup, and intimidation. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In 1972, a 22-year-old woman told campus police at Yale University that she was sexually assaulted by a law student at the college. No charges were filed, but retired campus policemen contacted by Capitol Hill Blue confirmed the incident. NAME THAT RAPIST
  • University of Connecticut Now Offering Transgender Voice Lessons

    08/27/2015 5:40:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Classes to help transgender individuals alter their vocalization are slated to be offered this fall at the University of Connecticut. The Transgender Voice and Communication Group offers an opportunity to use new vocal and communication qualities in a safe and confidential environment and includes role playing and other activities. This semesters group launches Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 30 at the public university, an online campus calendar and description states. The University of Connecticut did not respond to multiple requests from The College Fix seeking comment on how much it costs taxpayers to facilitate the group. The campus does...
  • Interview re: Iran Deal w/ Amb. Mark Wallace

    08/21/2015 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 21, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Sadly, not only is Iran cheating, it is proven by the side deal they will cheat with White House and United Nations approval. The text of the side deal signed by Iran and the IAEA is here. Further, Barack Obama has signed waivers on sanctions which allows the existing sanctions to be overlooked and violated by foreign countries where the United States will not apply any punishment. It is proven that Barack Obama, John Kerry and the other members of the P5+1 dont have any red-lines with regard to Irans actions or violations. Contact your senators and demand they vote...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    08/13/2015 11:31:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | August 13, 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's current death penalty law is unconstitutional. The decision spares the lives of 11 inmates already on the state's death row who were subject to execution even though state lawmakers passed legislation repealing capital punishment in 2012. That law applied to all future cases, not capital crimes committed before the legislation was enacted. The court effectively closed that loophole with a 4-3 vote.
  • Head of Group Opposing Iran Accord Quits Post, Saying He Backs Deal (Gary Samore)

    08/12/2015 5:46:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 11, 2015 | Michael R. Gordon
    When the bipartisan advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran decided last week to mobilize opposition against the nuclear deal with Tehran, Gary Samore knew he could no longer serve as its president. The reason: After long study, Mr. Samore, a former nuclear adviser to President Obama, had concluded that the accord was in the United States interest. I think President Obamas strategy succeeded, said Mr. Samore, who left his post on Monday. He has created economic leverage and traded it away for Iranian nuclear concessions. As soon as Mr. Samore left, the group announced a new standard-bearer with a decidedly...
  • Taxpayer money being used to teach 'transgendered' men to talk like girls

    08/11/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2015 | NewsMachete
    The University of Connecticut, which received state and federal funding, has a program to teach men who want to be pretend to be women how to talk like girls (and vice-versa, of course -- no discrimination there!). You would think this would be something easily accomplished without classes, but I guess like thespians, they want to learn from professionals! Sylvia Wojcik was making reservations for a beach getaway in Maine when the receptionist on the other end of the line called her "ma'am." Nothing could have delighted her more. Wojcik, 66, is transitioning from male to female. For her,...