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  • Senate Dems Pen Letter Indicating Fight Against Jeff Sessions’ AG Nomination

    11/30/2016 7:57:13 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 30, 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Senate Democrats are making it clear that Sen. Jeff Sessions will not have an easy time being confirmed as President-elect Donald J. Trump’s first attorney general. In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Democrats on the committee pushed for extensive confirmation hearings, indicating that they plan resistance, despite the fact that they referred to him as “a colleague” with whom they “have a personal and cordial relationship.” The senators also requested that Grassley allow for outside witnesses to testify on Sessions’ track record on immigration, civil and voting rights, women’s rights, and government oversight due...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,November 28-December 2,2016

    11/28/2016 8:44:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 28,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning/Afternoon!
  • 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...
  • ESPN Losses Hurts Disney Income, Network Continues Decline (new rules against liberal rants)

    11/23/2016 2:20:16 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11/23/16 | by DYLAN GWINN
    SPN’s well-publicized hemorrhaging of subscribers peaked in recent months, greatly hindering the Bristol-based giant’s all-important ability to purchase sports rights. Now, subscriber loss reached such a level that ESPN has become a financial drain on its parent-company Disney. Other Disney TV properties have also taken hits, but ESPN’s subscription face-plant, highlighted by the earth-shattering loss of 621,000 subscribers in October, has Disney most concerned, considering that ESPN accounts for a huge portion Disney’s operating income. By some estimates, ESPN accounts for as much as 30% of Disney’s operating income, and the sports powerhouse has shed 10 million subscribers in the...
  • 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...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,November 21-25,2016

    11/21/2016 7:51:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 21,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And A Good And Blessed Happy Thanksgiving Day Week!
  • Illinois’ wealth flight explained in 4 graphics

    11/18/2016 9:32:13 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | November 15, 2016 | Michael Lucci
    IRS data show the average income of taxpayers leaving Illinois surpassed the average income of taxpayers entering the state by $20,000 in 2014, a record loss for Illinois in the wake of the 2011 income-tax hike. Politicians enacted Illinois’ 2011 income-tax hike during a late-night legislative session in January 2011 and raised the state’s personal income-tax rate to 5 percent from 3 percent. This 67 percent income-tax hike lasted for four years, during which time Illinois experienced record wealth flight. IRS data reveal what happens when politicians choose short-term tax revenue gains over long-term stability. The short-term increase in tax...
  • Newtown families seek to reinstate lawsuit against gun maker

    11/15/2016 10:54:10 AM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    AP via GreenwichTime ^ | November 15, 2016 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of some of the victims killed in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are trying to reinstate their wrongful-death lawsuit against the company that made the rifle used in the massacre. Lawyers for a survivor and relatives of nine who died filed papers Tuesday asking the state Supreme Court to hear their appeal.
  • How besieged FBI director James Comey lived like a king in one of America's wealthiest towns

    11/08/2016 10:48:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-8-16 | Caroline Howe
    Before he became FBI director, James Comey lived the Gold Coast high-life in Connecticut as a hedge fund high-roller. Now the besieged Comey - under fire for his surprise letters to Congress about Hillary Clinton's controversial emails that have thrown the presidential election into chaos - is about to take another hit, this time on his palatial $3 million-plus home. Comey bought the estate on more than three acres not far from where Martha Stewart used to live in ritzy Westport, Connecticut, for $3,050,000 in August 2010. He's now had to reduce the price four times down to $2.5 million...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevih,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,November 1-11,2016

    11/01/2016 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | November 1,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning/Afternoon!
  • Political Leaders Blast Ad That Links William Petit To Trump And 'Attack On Women And Families'

    10/27/2016 5:22:52 AM PDT · by gogulls · 7 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 10/27/2016 | Hartford Courant
    Dr. William Petit, whose wife and two daugters were killed in a 2007 home invasion, reacts after a union ad ties him to Donald Trump's "attack on women and children".
  • For some, college name impacts transfer choice [Yale Snowflakes]

    10/20/2016 6:11:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Yale News ^ | October 18, 2016 | Jingyi Cui and Britton O'Daly
    Student response to the recent announcement that transfers into the two new residential colleges will be randomly placed into either Pauli Murray or Benjamin Franklin college has shown that Yale’s campus is not of one mind on the significance of a college’s name to its community. When its name was announced last April, Pauli Murray College — which honors civil rights activist and 20th century intellectual Anna Pauline Murray LAW ’65 — became the first residential college named after a woman or a person of color. Under the shadow of a yearlong debate over the name of Calhoun College, the...
  • 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...
  • CONN GOV WARNS OF "JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS" ON MUSLIM PILOT CRASHING (Shortened)

    10/13/2016 4:19:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Please let's not jump to any conclusions. Conclusion jumping must be avoided in the cases of Muslims killing people. Or rather we must jump to any and every other possible conclusion. This particular Muslim was homicidally suicidal... but in a non-Islamic way. A 28-year-old Jordanian Muslim who who was studying to become a pilot died after crashing a small plane Tuesday afternoon in Connecticut, and the instructor pilot who survived the crash said it was intentional. Arian Prevalla, another pilot on the plane said, “the crash was not an accident”. Local and state police, along with several federal agencies, including...
  • Plane was crashed in East Hartford CT on purpose, says NTSB

    10/12/2016 11:33:25 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 16 replies
    According to federal transportation investigators, Tuesday's deadly plane crash in East Hartford was intentional.
  • Survivor claims deadly Connecticut plane crash was intentional; FBI investigating

    10/12/2016 11:05:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | FoxNews.Com
    A small plane crash that killed a Jordanian national and injured another man in Connecticut on Tuesday was "an intentional act," The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement on Wednesday. The unnamed man who survived the crash also told investigators the wreck was not an accident, the mayor of East Hartford said Wednesday. That man was in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital, but was able to speak to detectives, officials said.
  • FBI looking into whether or not East Hartford plane crash was "intentional"(Connecticut)

    10/12/2016 4:16:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    WFSB.com ^ | October 12, 2016 | Michael Agoliati,Evan White,Rob Polansky
    EAST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -Police and federal investigators continue to look into what led to a tragic plane crash on Tuesday afternoon. CBS News confirmed that the FBI is looking into whether or not the crash was "intentional."
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,October 10-14,2016

    10/10/2016 5:18:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 10, 2016 | 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...
  • University of New Haven Disinvites Sheriff David Clarke From Speaking

    10/06/2016 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Here we go again. Another conservative speaker has been disinvited from speaking at a "tolerant" progressive university. This time, it's Milwaulkee County Sheriff David Clarke. Clarke, who was initially invited by the University of New Haven to give a talk about forensics (after all, he works in law enforcement), has been disinvited because of "circumstances." Those "circumstances" likely have to do with Clarke's conservative viewpoints, support for Donald Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter. From Sheriff Clarke's blog:  We accepted, began planning for the trip — my assistant exchanged over a dozen emails in July about booking flights and hotel.  Then...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,October 3-7, 2016, WTIC AM

    10/03/2016 5:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | October 3, 2016 | 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...
  • 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,
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 26-30,2016

    09/26/2016 5:12:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 26, 2016 | 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...
  • Connecticut pledges $220M in incentives to keep Sikorsky

    09/20/2016 3:57:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2016 5:31 PM EDT
    The office of Connecticut’s governor says Sikorsky Aircraft has committed to keeping its headquarters in the state and adding jobs in an agreement that involves $220 million in state incentives. […] The deal calls for Sikorsky to build nearly 200 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters in Connecticut for the U.S. Navy until at least 2032. The incentives pledged by Malloy’s office include grants and tax exemptions. …
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,September 19-23,2016,WTIC AM

    09/19/2016 5:22:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 19, 2016 | 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...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 12-16,2016

    09/12/2016 6:10:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 12, 2016 | 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...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,September 6-9,2016

    09/06/2016 5:33:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | September 6, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    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 Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • ...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)
  • 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...
  • Blast from the past: Reading Hillary Rodham's Hidden Thesis

    05/30/2014 2:35:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbcnews ^ | 9/6/2007 9:08:10 PM ET | Bill Dedman
    Before reading Hillary Rodham's assessment of the old radical from Chicago — Alinsky's “compelling personality,” “his exceptional charm,” and the limitations of his “anachronistic” tactics — it’s important to understand how the document was sealed... ... Just as conservative authors have speculated, it was the Clintons who asked Wellesley in 1993 to hide Hillary Rodham's senior thesis from the first generation of Clinton biographers, according to her thesis adviser and friend, professor Alan H. Schechter, who describes taking the call from the White House. Wellesley's president, Nannerl Overholser Keohane, approved a broad rule with a specific application: The senior thesis...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,August 15-September 5,2016

    08/15/2016 6:24:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | August 15, 2016 | 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...
  • Trump turns up the heat at Fairfield rally

    08/13/2016 7:36:00 PM PDT · by euram · 44 replies
    CTPost ^ | August 13, 2016 | Neil Vigdor
    It came on the hottest day of the year in the state and just 48 hours before a $33,400-per-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in Greenwich. The William H. Pitt Center, the university’s basketball arena, felt more like a sauna, with 4,000 to 5,000 people wreaking havoc on the air conditioning. Outside, an overflow crowd listened to an unscripted Trump hurl insults at “crooked Hillary and Connecticut’s governor, Dannel P. Malloy, while protesters dotted a nearby intersection.
  • 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...
  • Dem senator (Murphy - Idiot, Connecticut): Trump made 'assassination threat'

    08/10/2016 5:37:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 9, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says Donald Trump's controversial line about "Second Amendment people" qualifies as an assassination threat against Hillary Clinton. [Snip] Murphy was addressing a remark Trump made earlier Tuesday about what kind of Supreme Court justices Clinton would appoint as president. "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment," he said. "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. "Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know," Trump added. Other Democrats joined Murphy in condemning Trump's remarks.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,August 1-5,2016,WTIC AM

    08/01/2016 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | August 1,2016 | 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...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,July 25-29,2016

    07/25/2016 5:21:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 25, 2016 | 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...
  • As Trump is nominated, Stein brings Green Party campaign to CT

    07/22/2016 2:26:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | July 21, 2016 | Kyle Constable
    Just hours before Donald Trump was set to give his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, one of his third-party challengers rallied supporters in Stamford Thursday night. About 150 people turned out to see Green Party presumptive presidential nominee Jill Stein at the Stamford Innovation Center. Nearly all in attendance were former supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. In a 45-minute speech reminiscent of the long, fiery, policy-heavy speeches delivered by Sanders during his campaign, Stein called on his former supporters to join her in continuing the political revolution he started.
  • [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.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, July 18-22,2016

    07/18/2016 6:05:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 18 , 2016 | 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...
  • 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...
  • Attorney: Yale Calhoun dining hall worker who broke window wants his job back

    07/13/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 30 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 13, 2015 | Ed Stannard
    NEW HAVEN >> Yale University has told the dining hall worker who broke a window pane depicting slaves that it will seek to have charges against him dismissed, and a prosecutor said Wednesday the state tries not to pursue property crimes where parties work it out. David Strollo, supervisory assistant state’s attorney for the New Haven Geographical Area, said he couldn’t comment specifically on Corey Menafee’s case, but said, “Generally speaking, as a practical matter, the state’s not interested in this type of thing,” specifically “property crime vs. going out and hurting somebody.” “If the parties come to a resolution...
  • Connecticut Ranks 43rd In Ranking Of Business Climate

    07/13/2016 2:26:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 31 replies
    Connecticut dropped 10 slots in a yearly CNBC ranking of the nation's top states for businesses. The state ranked 43rd this year, just behind Oklahoma. The rankings are measured by categories such as the cost of doing businesses, access to capital, business friendliness and the quality of life. The top five ranked states are Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina. Connecticut ranked higher than two other New England states — Maine, ranked 46th, and Rhode Island, ranked 50th. "It's disappointing, but frankly not surprising we saw this drop," said Joe Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and...
  • Yale Cafeteria Worker Resigns After Breaking “Racist,” One-of-a-Kind Stained Glass

    07/12/2016 1:11:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 11, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    A Yale cafeteria worker has resigned after smashing a historic stained glass window in Yale’s notorious Calhoun College residence hall, which is named after the 19th century white supremacist John C. Calhoun. The stained glass depicted two slaves picking cotton. The worker, Corey Menafee, is black. He told the New Haven Independent that the dining hall window was “racist” and “very degrading” and that last month, while working an event for the college, he decided to use a broomstick to smash the window.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,July 11,2016

    07/11/2016 5:46:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 11, 2016 | 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...
  • TWA 800: Persecution by Prosecution

    07/03/2016 2:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 190 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 3, 2016 | James D. Sanders
    James Sanders was the first investigative reporter to take a serious look at what happened to TWA Flight 800. For his efforts, he, his wife Elizabeth, a TWA trainer, and one of his sources, TWA Capt. Terry Stacey were arrested. The Sanderses were tried and convicted in federal court of conspiracy to steal airplane parts. Learn more in TWA 800: The Crash, The Cover-Up, The Conspiracy (Regnery: July 5).July 12, 1996, Westhampton, Long Island, a repairman using his video camera to film the dawn, instead captured a large missile solid-fuel exhaust plume climbing into the sky. Then something large fell...
  • 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...