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  • Report: Sharp increase in gun permits issued in Connecticut last year

    03/20/2017 10:36:09 AM PDT · by Puppage
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/20/2017 | Puppage
    EW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Many more people applied for gun permits last year than the year before. According to the Norwich Bulletin, there was a 73 percent jump during that period. Some believe it’s partly because of last year’s presidential election. The paper reports the increase was for pistol permit applications from 2015 to 2016. The reason is fear…but not fear of violence and crime. The best guess is that all those people suddenly wanted guns because they were afraid of Democrats. At least what Democrats might do to their second amendment rights. That fear made for a big increase....
  • Connecticut [State Sen] Kennedy Thinks State Should Own Your Organs

    03/18/2017 7:51:37 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 66 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 14 Mar 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    Connecticut State Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. (D-Branford) — son of former U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — wants to give state government control over what happens to citizens’ organs after they die. Kennedy recently introduced SB 750, which would automatically enroll Connecticut’s citizens in the organ donation program.
  • Democratic Senators Propose Tax On Painkillers To Combat Opioid Epidemic

    03/17/2017 6:25:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 17, 2017 | Steve Birr
    Democratic lawmakers introduced a proposal to place a fee on opioid prescriptions with the revenue going to combat rampant painkiller and heroin addiction across the U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, a state hit hard by increases in drug overdoses, are calling for a one-cent per-milligram tax to be added to prescriptions for opiate-based painkillers.
  • 3-Year-Old Lived Days In Apartment With Dead Mother

    03/16/2017 10:27:47 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 23 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-16-2017 | Tim Brown
    A three-year-old little girl was found in an East Hartford, Connecticut apartment after she survived several days past the death of her mother. A social worker was called to check on the child on Monday because the day care where the little girl was taken said she had not been attending.  That's when the body of the 37-year-old mother was found dead in bed, and the 3-year-old dehydrated, but alive. Police called the little girl's survival "remarkable" after being in the home for several days with nothing to eat, except a box of cereal that had spilled onto the floor. The...
  • Company creates a ‘snowflake test’ for job applicants and the word is spreading

    03/16/2017 8:23:42 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 83 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | March 15, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Job applicants for a Connecticut-based marketing company have a unique “snowflake” test to pass before being hired. The Silent Partner Marketing firm is taking on liberal “snowflakes” in an effort to weed out the hundreds of applications they have received. The company has developed a survey to vet potential employees by asking key questions about themselves.
  • Sen. Blumenthal to introduce ‘No Hate’ Bill

    03/13/2017 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Puppage · 71 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 3/13/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal will be introducing a new bill in an effort to combat hate crimes. Senator Richard Blumenthal will unveil new legislation on Monday, in an effort to strengthen federal laws against hate crimes and threats. The nation has seen a surge in hate speech, threats, and attacks following the 2016 presidential election. Blumenthal will be joined by advocates from the Anti-Defamation League, CAIR-CT, and the LGBT community at the State Capitol, to discuss his new ‘No Hate’ Bill. The meeting will start on Monday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy introduces bill blocking Trump’s revised travel ban

    03/08/2017 6:25:35 AM PST · by Puppage · 48 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/08/2017 | Puppage
    (WTNH) — Senator Chris Murphy is leading the charge against President Trump‘s newly revised travel ban. Murphy has introduced a bill that would block President Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from six mostly Muslim countries. The President’s revised travel ban blocks citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from obtaining visas for at least 90 days. Murphy says a 1965 act banning discrimination based of the basis of national origin makes the order illegal. Democrats predict this will run into similar legal challenges as the original ban.
  • Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic Press Conference

    03/07/2017 9:20:47 AM PST · by Puppage · 22 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 3/7/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – On Tuesday afternoon, a group of undocumented youths from the area will speak up with community leaders to proclaim that they are “Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic.” The group will be made up of CT Students for a Dream and ACLU members and their message is that they are #HereToStay. The press conference will consist of the youths sharing their stories in support of the undocumented community in light of the recent Trump Administration announcements and actions. According to the group, the press conference is a dramatic response to the stepped up immigration enforcement of the Trump Administration....
  • The Blue-State Model Collapses in Connecticut

    03/07/2017 8:24:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2017 | Stephen Eide
    Government finance is now the greatest source of controversy in Connecticut, owing to billion-dollar deficits and an epic debt load that ensures high taxes for many years to come. In national politics, Connecticut is deep blue: Its entire congressional delegation is Democratic, and it hasn’t voted for a Republican presidential candidate in 28 years. But the GOP has recently notched strong gains in the state legislature. Though it’s far from clear which party will prevail, the fight for control of state government will depend on who can better respond to broad public recognition that Connecticut needs a new fiscal model....
  • New England electricity prices 47% higher last month than national average

    03/06/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Mass Live ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jim Kinney
    Households in New England paid electricity prices last month that were 47 percent higher than the national average.. Consumer energy information released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for its Boston region showed the area's households paid an average of 19.5 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity, compared to the national average of 13.3 cents. The region includes Hampden and Worcester counties as well as Greater Boston and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine. The figures came out one day after energy utility Eversource proposed a 10 percent increase in its electricity distribution rates beginning early next year. The...
  • Electricity Prices on the Rise; New England Leads the Pack

    09/07/2014 2:53:08 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies
    CFP ^ | 9/5/14
    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), residential electricity prices have risen by 3.2 percent during the first 6 months of this year compared to the first 6 months of last year—the highest year-over-year growth in 5 years. But, the real story is that New England’s residential electricity prices have risen 11.8 percent over that period—the highest increase anywhere in the nation. That is because New England is shuttering low-cost coal and nuclear plants and replacing them with new natural gas plants and mandated renewable energy sources. Worse, New England has done this against a backdrop of in-sufficient pipeline capacity...
  • New England Electricity Prices Spike As Gas Pipelines Lag

    11/05/2014 8:47:13 AM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Sam Evans-Brown
    When Don Sage of Concord, N.H., learned his electric bill could rise by as much as $40 a month he got flustered. He and his wife make do on a bit less than $30,000 a year in Social Security payments, and they pay close attention to their electric bills. "When the invoice comes in the mail to get paid, I have a target amount that we can fluctuate up or down, based on our fixed budget," Sage says. "They don't need my permission to hike up their rates, but the fact is we're the ones that are paying these increases."...
  • School principal: Trump chants crossed line into hate speech

    03/02/2017 9:46:10 AM PST · by Puppage · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 03/02/2017
    CANTON, Conn. (AP) — Students at a suburban Connecticut high school are being criticized by their principal for using hate speech after chanting President Trump‘s name during a varsity basketball game against a school from Hartford.
  • Immigration enforcement protocol set for CT college and university campuses

    02/27/2017 11:11:00 AM PST · by Puppage · 8 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/27/2017
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities has released a protocol when it comes to U.S. immigration and customs enforcement on CSCU campuses. According to CSCU the protocol is to serve as a guide to its 17 colleges and universities with the intent to comply with legally mandated disclosure, order, and judicial subpoenas. However beyond the legal mandates there will be no enforcement of federal immigration laws. CSCU also is deliberately not using the term “sanctuary” because of its broad meaning and says it does not have the power or ability to declare any “sanctuary” that is...
  • TWO DAYS After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps

    02/25/2017 8:32:27 AM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | February 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
  • Undocumented immigrant arrested after double stabbing, kidnapping [once deported for felonies]

    02/25/2017 2:32:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    news4jax/CNN ^ | February 24, 2017 | LAUREN DEL VALLE
    (CNN) - An undocumented immigrant previously deported for felony convictions was arrested Friday as a suspect in a double stabbing and kidnapping, authorities said. Oscar Hernandez took off with his 6-year-old daughter, Aylin, around 3 a.m. Friday after fatally stabbing Aylin's mother and wounding another female victim, according to police in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A citizen of El Salvador, Hernandez was deported in November 2013 with felony convictions for assault and threatening and several misdemeanor convictions, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Shawn Neudauer. Early Friday, a fight broke out after Aylin's mother, Nidia Gonzalez, 26, and the other...
  • Connecticut governor to cops: Don't follow Trump immigration orders

    02/23/2017 7:04:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/22/17 | Reid Wilson
    Connecticut’s Democratic governor is telling state and local law enforcement they do not have to comply with federal requests to detain residents who are in the country illegally, a day after the Trump administration detailed plans that could lead to millions of deportations. In a memo to state law enforcement and school district officials Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said Connecticut officials should not detain anyone solely on the basis of their immigration status. Federal immigration detainer requests do not constitute orders or warrants, Malloy’s memo says. Law enforcement officials should not give federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers access...
  • Teen charged with lying about being raped by college football players

    02/23/2017 3:08:22 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/22 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports. When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining...
  • Interracial couple are FINED for refusing to remove racial slur graffiti from their garage

    02/21/2017 3:58:48 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 45 replies ^ | 02/21/2017 | By Jordan Gass-Poore for
    An interracial Connecticut couple who had a racial slur spray-painted on their garage door has been fined thousands of dollars for refusing to remove or cover it up. The N-word has remained on the home of Heather Lindsay, who's white, and Lexene Charles, who's black, for about five weeks, despite a city order to paint over it, the Stamford Advocate reports. City officials issued the couple a citation, which carries a $100 daily fine, and it has now reached $3,600. Lindsay said their home has been vandalized multiple times and at least three of her neighbors have yelled the N-word...
  • Blumenthal announces Wi-Fi upgrades at Connecticut VA locations

    02/20/2017 12:21:18 PM PST · by Puppage · 21 replies
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced Monday morning that contracts have been requested from vendors to provide every room at VA hospitals in Connecticut with Wi-Fi access, after a News 8 exclusive report in 2016. At a news conference Monday, Blumenthal said that every veteran staying at a VA facility should feel connected to the world around them.Every veteran who goes to this facility for patient care deserves this connection to the outside world. It’s just as important as those drugs and doctors are to their recovery.According to Senator Blumenthal, half a million in federal...
  • Opponents Of Permit Fee Increases Say Gun Owners Being Targeted [Connecticut]

    02/18/2017 6:12:21 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 17, 2017 | Chris Keating
    Legislators and advocates charged Friday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is specifically targeting gun owners for a fee increase that they said is not justified by an increased workload. Rep. Rob Sampson, a Wolcott Republican, said the proposal represents an unreasonable jump from the current $70 to $300 for a five-year permit renewal and $370 for an initial permit for first-time gun owners, up from the current $140. "I just don't understand why he would single out this particular group and increase it by an exorbitant amount," Sampson said of the Democratic governor.
  • Yale hires Kerry: Those who can't do...

    02/17/2017 2:32:48 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    the former secretary of state "will supervise the new school's Kerry Initiative as a distinguished fellow for global affairs," where he's set to teach a seminar next school year. Per Yale's description, Kerry will supervise, "an interdisciplinary program that will tackle pressing global challenges." . . . Now, Yale says, Kerry will work with researchers "on issues including climate change, global economic development, authoritarian populism and violent extremism."
  • Russian spy ship spotted off CT coast

    02/15/2017 11:31:12 AM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    WFSB ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | sta
    GROTON, CT (WFSB) - A Russian spy ship was spotted off the Connecticut coast on Wednesday. The ship was seen patrolling the waters 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE. Congressman Joe Courtney, who is a ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, said the sighting "underscores that the threats posed by a resurgent Russia are real.”
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/12/2017 5:30:44 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | AP
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral.
  • CT Senator Richard Blumenthal almost hit by speeding train while talking about commuter rail safety

    02/09/2017 8:19:21 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 19 replies
    New Yor Daily News ^ | 04/19/2014 | Michael Sorrentino
    A speeding train barreled right through U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-Conn.) Friday press conference that was, ironically, on commuter rail safety. “Safety as you know it is paramount …” Blumenthal said just before an Amtrak train whizzed by near him, pausing the conference. Video of the moment from KHON2 shows the politician at the Milford, Conn., train station on a narrow platform where he is standing near the yellow warning strip, while he and another man standing even closer to the tracks held a visual aid from blowing away as the train breezed by.
  • Richard Blumenthal: Senate Candidate Lies About Vietnam Service [2010 Article]

    02/09/2017 6:54:03 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 5/10/10 | Dan Fletcher
    When you’re the attorney general of Connecticut, you may be able to get away with fibbing about military service. But when you’re running for the state’s U.S. Senate seat? Not so much.
  • Malloy [CT] budget sets huge increases for gun permit fees [up 400]

    02/08/2017 2:22:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    NHRegister ^ | Feb 0, 2017 | Jack Kramer
    HARTFORD >> Gun owners will see huge increases in permit fees that would raise millions of dollars to help the state combat its two-year, $3.6 billion deficit. As part of his budget, Malloy is proposing to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300. He also is proposing the cost of the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.
  • Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

    02/07/2017 11:33:15 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/7/2017 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — College students without legal immigration status are asking Connecticut lawmakers to give them access to some financial aid.</p> <p>Connecticut already allows those students to pay in-state tuition as long as they have spent at least two years at a state high school.</p>
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance [Critically Ill Patient]

    02/06/2017 8:56:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 06, 2017
    Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance Protesters in Connecticut temporarily shut down a highway, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient. More than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump's travel ban Saturday afternoon blocked a highway in New Haven. As protesters were being cleared from the road, state police say ambulance workers had to perform a procedure on a critically ill patient in the vehicle instead of at the hospital.
  • Lawyer says police responsible for ambulance problems at New Haven demonstration

    02/06/2017 5:44:34 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 10 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | February 6, 2017 | Pat Eaton-Robb (Associated Press)
    <p>HARTFORD >> Police said protesters who temporarily shut down a highway over the weekend delayed an ambulance, but an attorney for the demonstrators said officers are responsible for the vehicle getting stuck in traffic.</p> <p>Saturday’s demonstration in New Haven involved more than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration order. Police said the protesters obstructed the ambulance, forcing medics to perform an emergency medical procedure, when they blocked the northbound lanes of Route 34.</p>
  • Police: Woman Upset Trump President Tried To Hit Officer [w/car]

    02/03/2017 10:58:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies ^ | February 3, 2017 9:47 AM | Staff
    BURLINGTON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – A court date Friday for a Harwinton woman accused of trying to hit a police officer with her car Thursday in Burlington. State police say 58-year-old Eileen Pierce tried to hit an officer directing traffic at a tree-trimming site on Route 69– allegedly driving her Subaru wagon directly at him, yelling out the window, and shaking her fist. The officer quickly got out of the way, and police say Pierce narrowly missed hitting a tree crew. When Pierce was pulled over at the Burlington-Bristol line, troopers say she rambled for several minutes, saying she was...
  • Town Holds ‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest for Teens

    02/02/2017 10:56:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 38 replies ^ | 2/2/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A small town in Connecticut is holding an essay contest for teens on "white privilege," with winners receiving up to $1,000. The contest is sparking outrage, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, as residents of Westport, Conn., are questioning why the town's "diversity council" chose the topic. In a press release announcing the contest, the town government said the competition for teenagers in the mostly white town will "foster understanding" on "white privilege," claiming it was a topic in the presidential election. "As the nation faces historic social shifts relating to race and identity, young people will find themselves at the...
  • Connecticut to Cut Funding for 21 Gun Salutes at Veteran Funerals – Too Costly

    01/23/2017 6:06:02 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 23rd, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Veterans are furious over a proposed state budget cut that will eliminate the firing detail at veteran funerals. The Connecticut state military said funding for the gun salutes will run out around April. Meanwhile Connecticut state university and colleges, along with Hartford and New Haven, have declared themselves sanctuary cities. And state employees were given fat raises at the end of December. ... they have money to give to illegals but not to give to soldiers to have a proper and decent burial and celebration of their service. ... At a press conference earlier this month, Malloy said of the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,January 23-27,2017,EST

    01/23/2017 6:04:53 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 16-20,2017

    01/16/2017 4:58:26 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 16, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Quinnipiac poll: U.S. Voters approve Obama but disapprove Trump

    01/11/2017 10:59:19 AM PST · by Puppage · 70 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 1/11/2017 | Puppage
    HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Quinnipiac University National Poll has released their recent findings on president Barack Obama and president-elect Donald Trump. According to their polls, American voters have given Obama his highest approval rating in seven years with 55-39 percent voters approving of the job he has done. The same voters disapproved of way that Trump has been handling the position 51-37 percent. Polling of these same voters also found that 45% of voters believe that Trump will be a worst president, 34% saying he will be a better president, and 15 % saying he will do about the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 9-13,2017

    01/09/2017 8:50:12 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 9, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,EST,January 2-6,2017 WTIC AM,9AM-12NOONPM

    01/03/2017 8:50:07 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 3, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Mysterious 'Boom' Rocks Homes in Southington, Surrounding Towns [CT]

    01/02/2017 9:24:05 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 2 January 2017 | NBC Connecticut
    A loud 'boom' rocked homes in Southington and surrounding towns on Monday morning. Police were unable to determine what caused the explosion-type sound. Southington police are investigating reports of a loud bang after residents report the noise shook homes in the Southington, Wolcott and Cheshire areas.
  • Dems to Trump: F-35 substitute a 'total nonstarter'

    12/29/2016 10:23:02 AM PST · by Mariner · 115 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 23rd, 2016 | By Rebecca Kheel
    A trio of Connecticut Democratic lawmakers is calling President-elect Donald Trump’s calls for finding an alternative to the F-35 a “total nonstarter.” “Any suggestion that there is a substitute for the F-35 is a total nonstarter,” Reps. Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro and John Larson said in a statement Friday. “This is a program that has been vetted ad nauseum by the Pentagon, the Congress and independent experts. There is simply no aircraft in production today that can compare with the F-35’s advanced avionics, networked capabilities and integrated stealth.” On Thursday, Trump took aim at the F-35 fighter jet for the...
  • Former SEAL retains right to carry handgun while with his 3-year-old daughter

    12/14/2016 9:08:19 PM PST · by Daffynition · 17 replies
    via WaPo ^ | May 9, 2016 | Eugene Volokh
    [snip] In this case, while the parties have stipulated to joint legal custody, the [mother] seeks an order that either grants her final decision making authority on the issue of the presence of firearms, concealed or otherwise, during parenting time, or that all firearms shall be secured in a locked container when either party exercises their parenting time. Thus, the [mother] is essentially asking this court to remove subsection (B) of § 29-37i as an option available to each party in determining how to store loaded firearms. . . .
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 12,2016-January 1, 2017

    12/12/2016 6:46:13 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 12,2016 | Jim Vicevich
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  • State Official Threatens Christian Group Over Opposition to Gay Agenda

    12/09/2016 8:16:38 AM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 December 2016 | Michael Tennant
    An openly homosexual elected official in Connecticut is threatening to strip the American Family Association (AFA) of its status as a charity to which state employees may donate via payroll deduction because he considers the group’s traditional Christian positions discriminatory. Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo (D), shown, the first openly gay man elected to statewide office in the Nutmeg State, is “married” to Charles Frey; the two men have adopted and reared three children. Naturally, Lembo is not particularly fond of the AFA’s opposition to the homosexual agenda and its defense of traditional marriage. On November 30, he sent a...
  • Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry [Gay Controller Targets Am.Family Assn.]

    12/06/2016 5:31:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 5, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Gay Bureaucrat Wages War With Christian Ministry By Todd Starnes Donald Trump may be the next president of the United States but the war on religious liberty rages on. The other day I received word that Connecticut’s openly gay comptroller is targeting American Family Association, one of the nation’s most prominent and respected Christian ministries. If Comptroller Kevin Lembo has his way, AFA could be kicked out of the Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign for Charitable Giving (CSEC) — even though they are qualified as a charity under the rules. Lembo sent AFA a letter accusing them possibly being in “violation...
  • 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...
  • 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
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  • 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...