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  • Trinity Professor Flees Campus After Threats Over Facebook Comments... [White people inhuman]

    06/23/2017 4:49:12 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 6/23/17 | Kathleen Megen
    Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams Thursday issued a public apology and said he was in hiding far from Connecticut as the campus reopened amid a furor over his recent controversial Facebook posts.Williams said his posts were not a call for violence against white people, as some claimed when the posts spread across social media. Some of his colleagues spoke out in support of Williams, who fled Hartford after receiving death threats.The controversial pair of Facebook posts included an inflammatory and profane hashtag — "Let Them [expletive] Die" — that was widely shared on social and conservative media, leading to...
  • Yale Dean Steps Down After Calling People ‘White Trash’ in Yelp Comments

    06/22/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    June Chu, who came under fire earlier in 2017 for using disparaging terms like “white trash” in Yelp reviews, has left Yale University. “Dean Chu has left her position at Pierson College and wishes the best to the students,” Pierson College administrative head Stephen Davis wrote in an email to students. “As a result, I am initiating the process of the search for a new dean, who will be in place before the start of the fall term.”
  • Lawmakers call for removal of Trinity College professor following racially charged comments

    06/21/2017 12:07:13 PM PDT · by Puppage · 14 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/21/2017 | Jesse Gosselin
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two Connecticut lawmakers are calling for the dismissal of a Trinity College professor following comments he made in the aftermath of the shootings that took place Alexandria, Virginia last week.
  • Sen. Blumenthal insists President Trump is breaking the law

    06/20/2017 6:35:06 PM PDT · by matt04 · 36 replies
    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is continuing to hammer President Trump. At a news conference on Tuesday, with a copy of the Constitution in hand, Blumenthal reiterated that Mr. Trump is blatantly breaking the law by refusing to give up ownership of his organization. “The bottome line is, we have no clue who most of the investors and partners of Donald Trump around the world. We have no accurate or complete knowledge of all those payments and benefits because he has made no disclosure,” said Blumenthal.
  • Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

    06/17/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Wisconsin State Journal ^ | May 31, 2017 | Mark Sommerhauser
    BELOIT — Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday signaled he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s Interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Walker also said an impasse over the state’s next transportation budget risks costly delays to billion-dollar highway projects now under construction. That includes a $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 39-90 from the Madison area to the Illinois state line. The Interstate formed the backdrop for Walker’s remarks in a press conference at a Beloit rest stop. Republicans who control the state Assembly have proposed seeking federal approval to...
  • Sen. Blumenthal calls on Sessions and Rosenstein to testify

    06/09/2017 11:44:03 AM PDT · by Puppage · 46 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/09/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD. Conn. (WTNH)– A top Connecticut lawmaker wants to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath on the Russia investigation. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal made his case for that Friday. On Thursday, we had that bombshell testimony from former FBI Director Jim Comey. Friday, we have Senator Richard Blumenthal calling for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to come testify in front of his committee. Blumenthal was there in the audience Thursday as Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Blumenthal is not on that committee, so he could not ask questions. He did say that Comey painted...
  • Chelsea Manning explains why she leaked secret military documents

    06/09/2017 11:13:52 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 06/09/2017 | Puppage
    (ABC News) — Chelsea Manning has been called a hero by some, a traitor by others, but when asked how she sees herself, she said, “I’m just me.” “It’s as simple as that,” Manning told “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang in an exclusive interview that will air in an upcoming special edition of “Nightline.”
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,June 6-9, 2017

    06/06/2017 4:40:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Transgender Athlete Beats Girls But Would’ve Placed Last Against Boys

    06/05/2017 1:29:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/17 | Rob Shimshock
    A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race.Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.Yearwood finished the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 12.66 seconds and the girls’ 200-meter dash in 26.08 seconds.The last-place finishers for the boys’ 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, Shayne Beckloff and Terrance...
  • Connecticut’s Tax Comeuppance

    06/03/2017 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 2,2017 | WSJ
    According to the fiscal analyst, income-tax collections declined this year for the first time since the recession due to lower earnings at the top. Many wealthy residents decamped for lower-tax states after Mr. Malloy and his Republican predecessor Jodi Rell raised the top individual rate on more than $500,000 of income to 6.99% from 5%. In the past five years 27,400 Connecticut residents, including Ms. Rell, have moved to no-income-tax Florida, and seven of the state’s eight counties have lost population since 2010. Population flight has depressed economic growth—Connecticut’s real GDP has shrunk by 0.1% since 2010—as well as home...
  • Tension mounts over CT budget

    06/02/2017 7:26:56 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    Eyewitness News 3 ^ | June 2, 2017 | Susan Raff and Joseph Wenzel IV
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut lawmakers were working at the State Capitol on Friday in the final days of the session. Democrats said they were finding it harder to get bills passed, now that Republicans have more seats and carry more weight. "They said they wanted to lead. They told the voters in the state of Connecticut give us more seats and we will be at the table,” House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said. “And you know what we have heard, we will offer no votes."
  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

    06/01/2017 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 8:38 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won’t let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact. “This is an insane move by this president,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as “deviant behavior from the highest office in the land.” Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement, a pact involving nearly 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. The...
  • Undocumented students to rally in Hartford for financial aid

    05/31/2017 5:52:02 AM PDT · by Puppage · 45 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 05/31/2017 | Puppage
    HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– There’s a big push at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers undocumented college students need access to financial aid. A bill that would do just that is not likely to get the support it needs. There are two bills. One in the House and one in the Senate. Together they would allow students to get financial aid here in Connecticut, regardless of their immigration status. The proposed legislation is getting both praise and criticism. All of it known as the “Students for a Dream Movement.” On Wednesday morning, a coalition of higher education institutions, labor groups, faith leaders...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT, WTIC AM,May30-June 2,2017

    05/30/2017 3:27:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 30, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Connecticut, home to great wealth, may be sinking into a fiscal mire

    05/26/2017 4:05:01 PM PDT · by Early2Rise · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/26/2017 | Elizabeth Liorente
    The administration of Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat who has been in office since 2011, projects a budget deficit of more than $5 billion over the next two years, thanks to generous pension benefits and the burden of servicing its big debt, plus falling tax revenue due to the exodus of large employers and residents reaching retirement age. Its budget woes, as well as concerns that they will be repeated year after year, helped lead General Electric in 2015 to consider moving its headquarters out of the state. Last year, it did exactly that. The state’s population is falling: Its...
  • Man arrested on 103 counts of vandalism at UConn, many anti-Trump

    05/24/2017 1:03:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/19/2017 | Staff
    A man was arrested in connection with 103 counts of vandalism, many of them directed against President Donald Trump on the UConn campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, of Storrs and Bridgeport, was charged with multiple counts of criminal mischief after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism in the Homer Babbage Library and other places around campus from December 2016 to March 2017. Police described multiple cases in which Cruz-Lopez was seen entering and leaving an area on security cameras around the time when the vandalism occurred. The word PEST was written with a paint pen in most of the cases....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 22-26,2017

    05/22/2017 5:29:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 22, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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  • Murphy 2020? Politico Says He’s “In the Mix”

    05/21/2017 11:23:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 39 replies
    Reclaim Connecticut ^ | February 2017 | Reclaim Connecticut
    A new Politico report out Friday discusses the wide-open Democratic field for the 2020 presidential race. Reporter Gabriel Debenedetti indicates Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is “in the mix” (emphasis ours): At least a dozen senators are widely thought to be in the mix — including Vermont’s Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts’ Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey’s Cory Booker, California’s Kamala Harris, Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, Oregon’s Jeff Merkley, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Connecticut’s Chris Murphy, and both Minnesotans, Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. But the depleted bench of Democratic governors is also stocked with possible White House hopefuls, expanding the list of credible presidential...
  • Illegal immigrant who went to UConn is arrested for 103 counts of anti-Trump vandalism

    05/19/2017 6:57:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2017 | DailyMail.com
    A former University of Connecticut student has been arrested after vandalizing several buildings around campus. Eric Cruz-Lopez, 21, was charged with 103 counts of criminal mischief. Police caught him after a three-month investigation into incidents of vandalism from December 2016 to March 2017.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 15-19,2017

    05/15/2017 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 15, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
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