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  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89

    10/14/2019 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Borges · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2019 | Dinitia Smith
    Harold Bloom, the prodigious literary critic who championed and defended the Western canon in an outpouring of influential books that appeared not only on college syllabuses but also — unusual for an academic — on best-seller lists, died on Monday at a hospital in New Haven. He was 89. His death was confirmed by his wife, Jeanne Bloom, who said he taught his last class at Yale University on Thursday.
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 14-18,2019

    10/14/2019 8:15:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 14, 2019 | Pastor Will Marrotti/Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Raytheon, United Technologies Shareholders Approve Deal

    10/14/2019 6:39:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    USNI News ^ | October 11, 2019 1:13 PM | Ben Werner
    Raytheon, United Technologies Shareholders Approve Deal By: Ben Werner October 11, 2019 1:13 PM At a pair of special meetings on Friday morning, shareholders approved the United Technologies’ purchase of Raytheon, paving the way for creating a defense industry behemoth. The all-stock deal still needs approval from federal regulators before an expected closing during the first half of 2020, the companies announced in a joint release. “I am pleased that the shareowners of Raytheon and UTC voted in favor of our powerful strategic combination,” Tom Kennedy, chief executive of Raytheon, said in a statement using the ticker symbol for United...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Himes: ‘All Transcripts’ in Impeachment Inquiry Will Be Made Public

    10/13/2019 10:17:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said “all transcripts” from the House’s impeachment inquiry will be made public. Jon Karl asked, “Congressman, why is this all happening behind closed doors? Why the secrecy? This is not a classified deposition. Why not do it out in the open?” Himes said, “First of all, all transcripts will be scrubbed for classified information and made available for the American public to see. There’s two reasons why these depositions are happening behind closed doors. One reason is when you’re talking to ambassadors...
  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Long Island liberals wake up to how green extremism hurts constituents

    10/06/2019 5:51:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 6, 2019
    A gas shortage threatens the Long Island region,” bleat six Long Island state senators, all Democrats, in a letter pleading for approval of a pipeline proposed to fix the problem — belatedly admitting that the policies they’ve long favored don’t work for their own constituents. This year, Sens. Todd Kaminsky, John Brooks, James Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, Monica Martinez and Kevin Thomas all voted for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Green New Deal law, whose very purpose is to further crimp energy supplies, and for a $100 million hike in taxes on energy. And, as Senate GOP leader John Flanagan (their fellow Long...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • At least 2 killed when World War II-era plane crashes at Connecticut airport

    10/02/2019 9:30:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 2, 2019 | By Lee Brown and Yaron Steinbuch
    A World War II-era bomber crashed in a giant fireball while trying to land in Connecticut on Wednesday morning, killing at least two people, injuring several others and sending giant plumes of smoke rising from Bradley International Airport. The B-17 owned by the Collings Foundation — a group that hosts regular historical re-enactments — crashed into a shed while trying to land at the airport in Windsor Locks about 10 a.m., witnesses told the Hartford Courant. The civilian-registered Flying Fortress was taking part in the group’s “Wings of Freedom” vintage aircraft display at Bradley, New England’s second-busiest airport...
  • Bridgeport mayoral primary lawsuit going forward, to hear from witnesses (CT)

    10/01/2019 7:34:14 AM PDT · by Puppage · 4 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 10/01/19 | Kent Pierce
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Witnesses will testify in a Bridgeport courtroom on Tuesday about alleged irregularities in the mayoral primary. Some voters say they were pressured by supporters of Mayor Joe Ganim. On Monday, Judge Barry Stevens ruled this lawsuit does have enough merit to go forward, which means the next step involves statements from witnesses. Those same witnesses say they were pressured to vote absentee, and pressured to vote for Mayor Joe Ganim. The general election is just five weeks away, but what we’re talking about happened in advance of the primary election 3 weeks ago. At the polls,...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 30-October 4,2019

    09/30/2019 5:59:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Good Morning, WELCOME To Sound Off Connecticut With Will Marrotti!
  • Why He Should Stay (1998 pro-Clinton editorial from CT Post, which says Trump should resign)

    09/28/2019 8:15:39 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 5 replies
    Connecticut Post ^ | September 25, 1998 | Editorial
    PRESIDENT CLINTON should stay in office, at least for now. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr, in his 445-page report to Congress, presented a disturbing portrait of a president who engaged in a stunningly reckless affair with a White House intern, and then took extraordinary means to conceal it. It is now clear that Clinton not only lied about his sexual relationship under oath, but he repeated that lie in a memorably emphatic public statement and in private conversations with his closest advisers.For seven months, Clinton went to great lengths to avoid a confrontation with the truth about his relationship with Monica...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP Hammers Crooked Democrat Senators Menendez, Durbin, Murphy and Leahy for Threatening

    09/25/2019 6:07:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 9/25/2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump for allegedly putting pressure on Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Biden Crime Family for laundering hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ukraine. The bogus accusations were based on hearsay from an anti-Trump “whistleblower” who supports a rival political opponent. On Wednesday the transcript of the call between President Trump and President Zelensky was released. By late Wednesday morning we all know the allegations were false. President Trump did not put pressure on the Ukrainian leader and did not even bring up the subject with him during...
  • Democratic Voting Fraud--The Bridgeport, CT Democratic Mayoral Primary "Absentee Ballots" Trick

    09/24/2019 11:45:17 AM PDT · by cgbg · 34 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | September 11, 2019 | Mark Pazniokas
    Bridgeport Connecticut September 2019 Democratic Mayoral Race Blatant Voter Fraud
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9 AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 16-20,2019

    09/16/2019 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut ^ | September 16, 2019 | Will Marrotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME TO Sound Of Connecticut!
  • Many grocery store items will be taxed at 7.35% starting October 1 (CT)

    09/13/2019 6:03:24 AM PDT · by Puppage · 60 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 09/13/2019 | Mark Davis
    It was widely reported earlier this year that the new state budget imposes an additional one percent tax on restaurant meals bringing that total ‘meals tax’ to 7.35%. What you may have missed is that the 7.35% tax will also be imposed on many ready to eat prepared foods at the supermarket that have never been taxed before. “It is simply a money grab, that’s all it is,” said Senate Minority Leader Sen. Len Fasano (R-North Haven). Republicans say it was sold to the public as a simple one percent tax hike on restaurant meals. But the list from the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,9 AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 9-13,2019

    09/09/2019 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut ^ | September 9, 2019 | Will Marrotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Democrats are now trying to blackmail the Supreme Court

    09/04/2019 11:15:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 04 2019 | Marc Thiessen
    In 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) accused President Trump of showing “a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes” after Trump criticized a judge who ruled against his administration. Senate Democrats, by contrast, have launched an unprecedented attempt to actually bend the Supreme Court to their wishes — threatening to restructure the court if the justices do not rule as they see fit. The threat came over the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a challenge to New York City’s restrictions on how gun owners who have residential permits can transport their guns. In...
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9 AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 6-9,2019

    09/03/2019 5:54:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 3, 2019 | Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Russia denies Republican, Democratic senators visas for delegation trip

    08/27/2019 11:27:47 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 15 replies
    ABC by Yahoo! ^ | August 28, 2019
    Two U.S. senators say that they were denied visas as part of an official delegation to Russia for talks with their counterparts in the country's parliament. Amid tensions over arms control, human rights, and Russian aggression in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria, it's a sign of the frayed ties between Washington and Moscow, despite President Donald Trump's consistent calls for better relations with President Vladimir Putin's government -- including its readmission to the G-7. Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut were scheduled to leave on their trip next week, according to aides, with stops in Ukraine,...