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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,August 25-29,2014

    08/25/2014 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | August 25-29, 2014 | 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 trooper pleads guilty to stealing dying motorcycle crash victim’s jewelry, money

    08/22/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 72 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014, 10:30 AM | Philip Caulfield
    State trooper AJ Huntsman was accused of lifting more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry from a dying man at a motorcycle crash site in 2012. He later lied to supervisors and the dead man's family about it, authorities said.A crooked Connecticut cop caught by his dash cam stealing more than $8,000 in cash and jewelry off a mangled motorcycle crash victim is facing prison after pleading guilty Wednesday. State trooper AJ Huntsman, 45, was facing 10 years for the theft, but was likely to get just 16 months in jail and five years' probation when he's sentenced on Oct....
  • Joe Biden: James Foley Beheading Does Not Change U.S. Approach To Islamic State

    08/21/2014 7:03:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    During a visit to Goodwin College in Connecticut on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden indicated that the beheading of American journalist James Foley would not change the United States approach to ISIS.
  • Biden At Goodwin: Job Training A Community Effort

    08/21/2014 2:44:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | August 21, 2014 | Mara Lee
    EAST HARTFORD — Vice President Joe Biden visited Goodwin College on Wednesday to draw attention to the ways that job training, when it's guided by industry, can help people move into higher-paying jobs and strengthen the middle class. He praised the college's year-old manufacturing production training program and its ambitious expansion of manufacturing training this fall.
  • Coalition Urges Malloy, Foley To Consider Taxes, Tolls to Raise Transportation Money

    08/20/2014 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2014 | GREGORY B. HLADKY
    HARTFORD - A broad coalition of environmental, economic, regional and construction groups urged Connecticut's gubernatorial candidates Tuesday to conduct a debate focused on transportation issues, and to consider higher taxes and tolls to pay for the state's dire transportation needs. The activists put out a four-point program they said the state's next governor must consider, and expressed concern about the possibility that massive federal funding for highways and mass transit might dry up in the next few years. The coalition's key issues are: •Making certain that state revenue that is supposed to be devoted to transportation - such as gas...
  • Cops: Stratford motorist napped on I-95 in Greenwich

    08/18/2014 7:53:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2014 | The Connecticut Post
    GREENWICH -- A 30-year-old Stratford man who allegedly stopped his car in the right lane of Interstate 95 to take a nap was arrested on drunken-driving charges. Santiago E. Vallejo, of Success Avenue, was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Friday near Exit 4 in the northbound section of the highway. State troopers reported that Vallejo failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving while intoxicated and improper parking.
  • Dems urge bold action on O-Care calorie counts

    08/16/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    A pair of congressional Democrats pressed the White House Friday to move forcefully on regulations requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule mandates labels on restaurants, “similar retail food establishments” and vending machines to combat obesity by helping consumers make healthier choices. The regulations, a requirement of the Affordable Care Act, were first proposed in 2011 and drew hundreds of public comments. The proposal remains under review at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Meanwhile, dozens of lawmakers have argued that the FDA’s proposed rule goes beyond congressional intent, warning...
  • UPDATED: Foxwoods in talks with senior lenders

    08/14/2014 5:13:24 PM PDT · by Third Person · 26 replies
    The New London Day ^ | August 14th, 2014 | Brian Hallenbeck
    Mashantucket — Acknowledging its failure to meet the terms of a loan agreement reached in July 2013, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods Resort Casino, announced Thursday it’s exploring its options with senior lenders. In a news release issued shortly after 4 p.m., the tribe said it had entered into discussions “as a result of its failure to comply with certain financial covenants in the Credit Facility,” a reference to the agreement between the tribe and Bank of America, N.A. Scott Butera, Foxwoods’ president and chief executive officer, indicated he could not comment on the talks. Earlier in the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, August 11-15, 2014

    08/11/2014 5:37:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | August 11-15, 2014 | 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...
  • Navy shipbuilding crisis has far-reaching consequences

    08/10/2014 10:30:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Mississippi Watchdog ^ | August 7, 2014 | Steve Wilson
    The U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding crisis is demonstrating far-reaching effects on the nation’s economy and foreign policy goals. Take, for example, Ingalls’ recently closed composite-construction yard in Gulfport. First, the Coast Guard passed on composite deckhouses for its new class of fast-response cutters, going to a different design. When the Navy decided to transition from a composite deckhouse like on the first two Zumwalt-class destroyers to a steel one constructed at Bath Iron Works, that proved the knockout blow. The yard closed in July, putting 400 shipbuilders out of work, according to local TV station WLOX. The decision was announced last...
  • [CT GOP candidate Tom] Foley goes fuzzy on details

    08/07/2014 6:39:05 AM PDT · by ModernDayCato · 30 replies
    Danbury News Times ^ | 08/07/14 | Ken Dixon
    BRIDGEPORT -- Tom Foley, the Greenwich millionaire who is reprising his 2010 bid for governor, thinks the state spends too much on mass transit. He's critical of the 2013 firearms reforms following the Newtown school massacre. Red tape and regulations, he says, are stifling the business community; and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's "corporate welfare" is rewarding successful companies that don't need the help. But the Republican frontrunner, who faces a primary Tuesday against state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for the gubernatorial nomination, offered few details in a meeting Wednesday with the editorial boards of Hearst Connecticut Media, including the...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro: FDA Needs 'Accurate' Nutrition Labels--For Pot-Laced Food

    08/06/2014 11:31:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - When asked if marijuana-infused food products should require federal labeling, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said consumers want accurate information “to make smart choices”. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t enforce federal food safety standards on marijuana-infused food products that are available in the few states where marijuana has been legalized.During a conference call with lawmakers on FDA food labeling on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked: “Given that the FDA currently doesn’t enforce any federal food safety standards on marijuana-infused foods and with a lot of states obviously changing their marijuana laws  -do you think they should require nutritional...
  • As Docs Opt Out of Obamacare, a Two-Tiered System Is Born

    08/05/2014 10:03:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Fiscal Times - Kaiser Health News ^ | August 5, 2014 | Jeffrey Cohen
    On a recent afternoon at his office in Hartford, Conn., Dr. Doug Gerard examines a patient complaining of joint pain. Gerard, an internist, checks her out, asks her a few questions about her symptoms and then orders a few tests before sending her on her way. For a typical quick visit like this, Gerard could get reimbursed $100 or more from a private insurer. For the same visit, Medicare pays less — about $80. And now, with the new private plans under the Affordable Care Act, Gerard says he would get something in between, but closer to the lower Medicare...
  • Detective Sentenced For Stealing [pistol] Permit Fees

    08/05/2014 2:39:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 4, 2014 | EDMUND H. MAHONY
    A former Hartford police detective was sentenced to six months of home confinement Monday after admitting that he stole $30,000 in pistol permit fees from the department. Federal prosecutors wanted Tishay Johnson, who was once shot while working undercover on a drug sting, to serve six months to a year in prison because they said he abused a position of public trust. "Here, Mr. Johnson corrupted his office and betrayed the trust placed in him by the people of the City of Hartford," federal prosecutors said in written arguments. "He used his position to enrich himself at the expense of...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, August 4-8, 2014

    08/04/2014 5:30:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | August 4-8, 2014 | 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...
  • Undocumented immigrants, supporters heading to D.C. to fight deportation

    08/02/2014 5:13:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New Haven Register (CT) ^ | August 1, 2014 | By Keldy Ortiz
    NEW HAVEN -- Wendy Paz Barrios spent her Friday evening in a kitchen making sandwiches for her journey to Washington, D.C. The 17-year-old from Guatemala doesn’t live with family, but with friends here. She rarely speaks to her parents, instead choosing to call only her siblings. But in a way, her sense of family was in that kitchen Friday among several other immigrants who, like her, are making preparations to fight for what they believe in — to stop deportation. Come 4 a.m. Saturday, Barrios and 69 others will be on a bus heading to Washington, D.C., to convince President...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicvich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,EDT, July 28-August 1, 2014

    07/28/2014 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 28-August 1,2014 | 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...
  • 'I am Ukrainian' video star appears at Pol-Uki Festival

    07/27/2014 7:00:02 PM PDT · by No One Special · 2 replies
    The New Britain Herald ^ | July 26, 2014 | Brian Johnson
    NEW BRITAIN — More than 20 people showed up Saturday as Maidan United, a nonprofit solidarity organization between Polish and Ukrainian friends, held a fundraiser in Falcon Field Saturday to benefit victims of violence in Ukraine. The event, which featured an appearance by Yulia Marushevska, a young Ukrainian woman who created the viral YouTube video “I am a Ukrainian” in which she spoke her support of the protestors in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. There was also Polish and Ukrainian beer and food, cotton candy, face painting, a bouncy house, and a dunk tank with one of the group’s members wearing...
  • Police say roommate with hand gun stopped attack(home invasion, New London CT)

    07/24/2014 2:10:43 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Police say a resident of a New London home, armed with a handgun, stopped an early-morning attack on his roommate. A 15-year-old, whose name has not been released, was charged with breaking into the home on Crystal Avenue just before 3 a.m. on Wednesday. Police say the teen, who was armed with a knife and gun, assaulted a resident in a first-floor bedroom. They say that attack awakened the upstairs roommate, who came downstairs armed with a handgun and confronted the teen. Police say the attacker complied with an order to remain still until officers arrived. He faces charges including...
  • More than 320 migrant kids placed in Connecticut

    07/24/2014 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jul 23, 2014
    More than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who have streamed across the U.S. border from Central American countries have been placed with relatives living in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said. Some activists in New Haven have pressed the administration to make the former Gateway Community College property available to house the children. In a statement released Tuesday night, Malloy said officials are exploring the possibility of using the property, which is owned and controlled by the Board of Regents.
  • Blue-State Disgrace

    07/23/2014 2:21:46 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Slate ^ | Emily Bazelon
    Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the other hand, to say that they should all simply stay here for good begs big questions about encouraging more children to make this journey, and the rights of all the people abroad who are waiting their turn in line. Unless you believe in open borders, it’s all thorny. What seems right for an individual child can seem wrong systemwide. But...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,July 21-25,2014,WTIC AM,EDT,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM

    07/21/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 21-25, 2014 | 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...
  • Police: Stamford High teacher threatened student for sex ( Connecticut )

    07/20/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Hearst Media ^ | July 17, 2014 | Martin B. Cassidy
    A Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing him and a friend with marijuana, turned herself over to police early Thursday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Fort Point St., Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor ... A day after the student reported the allegations, police executed a search warrant of Watkins's car during a motor vehicle stop in Norwalk. During the stop, police said Watkins tried to...
  • Get Ready for the New England Power Shortage

    07/19/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 34 replies
    am spectator ^ | 7/18/14 | w tucker
    n 1980, under the first administration of Governor Jerry Brown, California decided it wasn’t going to build any more power plants but would follow Amory Lovins’ “soft path,” opting instead for conservation and renewable energy. By 2000, with the new digital economy sucking up electricity, a drought in the Pacific Northwest cut hydropower output and the state found itself facing the Great California Electrical Shortage. You know what happened next. For weeks the Golden State struggled to find enough electricity to power its traffic lights. Brownouts and blackouts cascaded across the state while businesses fired up smoke-belching diesel generators to...
  • In New Haven, Democratic National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz rallies troops (wear eye protection)

    07/19/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mary E. O’Leary
    First speaking to the choir at a roundtable discussion attended by area female political leaders, they then moved over to the party’s campaign headquarters on Fitch Street. Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, said when she returns home to her district, “no one asks us when are we going to get back to investigating Benghazi; no one asks us when the heck are you finally going to sue Barack Obama; no one says please vote for the 57th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take my health care away, yet those are the things that reach the top of...
  • Number calling illegal immigration 'most important problem' grows SIX-FOLD, tops all other issues

    07/16/2014 2:41:25 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16 July 2014 | David Martosko
    The number of Americans who see illegal immigration as the nation's most pressing problem has spiked from 3 per cent to 17 per cent since May, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. That percentage now tops government corruption, the U.S. economy, jobs, health care and every other hot-button issue, driven by a flood of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border. 'We are all connected. We can't just build a wall or a fence and say no more,' Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis tweeted on Tuesday. 'This is America. Our doors are open.' The...
  • Gosnell Nation [Richard Blumenthal's Butchery Bill]

    07/18/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2014
    Democrats hold one thing — and one thing only — sacred, and that is abortion. Our diplomats may be murdered abroad, the rule of law may be grossly violated at home, the First Amendment may be written off as just another roadblock on the freeway to utopia, but abortion will always have for them a uniquely holy status — even if that means employing unholy methods to facilitate it. Thus Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has introduced a bill, cosponsored by a majority of Senate Democrats, that would purport to strip states of their ability to impose even the most...
  • Glitch or Censorship? Connecticut school blames software for selective blocking conservative sites.

    07/18/2014 7:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2014 6:12 PM | Spencer Case
    Weeks after an apparent case of politically motivated Internet censorship at a Connecticut high school, officials are still blaming the incident on technical malfunctions — even though evidence suggests human culpability. On May 27, shortly before his graduation, Andrew Lampart, an 18-year-old senior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Conn., set out to research gun control on a school computer in order to fulfill an assignment for a basic law course. He found that the website for the National Rifle Association was blocked, while websites supporting gun control remained accessible. Over the next five days, Lampart spent more time on...
  • Will Legalizing Illegals Help Unemployed? Rep. DeLauro: That's a 'Gotcha Question'

    07/17/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Lauretta Brown
    When asked by CNSNews.com on Wednesday whether legalizing illegal aliens would help the unemployed in the United States, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) countered that that was a “a gotcha question” and declined to answer it. DeLauro was speaking outside the U.S. Capitol at a rally for the unemployed.
  • Latino advocates knock Malloy on Central American immigrant children decision

    07/16/2014 3:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    ctmirror.org ^ | July 16, 2014 | ANA RADELAT
    Washington – Latino advocates are reacting with disappointment, dismay and anger over the Malloy administration’s decision to reject a federal request to house up to 2,000 immigrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. “This is a humanitarian crisis and we are saddened that this was a missed opportunity to take a leadership position to help people seeking refuge,” said Werner Oyanadel of the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission. The commission, a legislative agency that makes recommendations for the advancement of the Latino and Puerto Rican community to the governor and state legislature, will hold a board...
  • GOV. MALLOY DENIES FEDS' REQUEST TO HOUSE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN CONNECTICUT

    07/16/2014 12:25:31 PM PDT · by matt04 · 38 replies
    The administration of Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) has denied a request from federal officials to temporarily house up to 2,000 illegal immigrant children from Central America at a residence in his state for individuals with intellectual disabilities. ... According to Keith Phaneuf at CT Mirror, federal officials initially contacted the administration of Malloy, who is seeking a second term as governor this year, on July 3 regarding the possibility of a short-term lease to house, feed, and provide medical care to 1,000 to 2,000 of the unaccompanied illegal children who entered the U.S. through Mexico. The GSA reportedly asked...
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury

    07/16/2014 7:50:28 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 15 replies
    Hartord Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | Keith Phaneuf
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration has denied a request from federal authorities to temporarily house up to 2,000 migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School. The state Office of Policy and Management wrote in an email Monday that its concerns about the aging school's condition, the sensitive nature of caring for the developmentally disabled clients already there, as well as several legal and procedural hurdles, prevent Connecticut from assisting.
  • State Denies Request To House Migrant Kids At Southbury (CT)

    07/16/2014 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH PHANEUF
    "The vacant property that the state of Connecticut has is too small to accommodate your needs (which clearly must be at least several hundred thousand square feet of building space alone) and is typically in a state of disrepair to the point where a certificate of occupancy would be difficult to obtain," Patrick M. O'Brien, assistant director of OPM's Bureau of Assets Management, wrote to an official at the U.S. General Services Administration's New England regional offices. "Indeed, many existing structures are beyond salvage and require environmental remediation and demolition."
  • CT declines feds’ request to house illegal migrant children at Southbury Training School

    07/15/2014 8:55:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    ctmirror.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | KEITH M. PHANEUF
    <p>Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has denied a request from federal authorities to temporarily house up to 2,000 illegal migrant children from Central America at the Southbury Training School.</p> <p>The state Office of Policy and Management wrote in an email Monday that its concerns about the aging school’s condition, the sensitive nature of caring for the developmentally disabled clients already there, as well as several legal and procedural hurdles, prevent Connecticut from assisting.</p>
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws

    07/14/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws(Mossberg leaving CT)

    07/14/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM, July 14-17,2014

    07/14/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 14-17, 2014 | 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...
  • Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility (CT)

    07/13/2014 6:43:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2014 9:07 PM EDT
    A transgender girl has been moved to Connecticut’s juvenile home for boys after she was accused of assault, the latest transfer of a troubled teenager who was sent to a psychiatric facility after supporters protested her confinement in a women’s prison without criminal charges. The Department of Children and Families said Sunday that the girl, identified only as Jane Doe, assaulted another youth and a staff member and destroyed property at the Children’s Psychiatric Center in Middletown on Saturday night. …
  • Connecticut Mom Charged for Leaving Preteen in Car

    07/11/2014 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    In spite of the recent tragedies of toddlers being killed or seriously hurt from being locked in a car, I guess it really isn't all that surprising that police are being extra-vigilant to protect kids from hot cars. Some cases, however, like that of a woman in Connecticut being criminally charged for leaving her daughter in a car, are downright ridiculous. (emphasis added) Officers were sent to 60 Middle Street on Tuesday where they said Christina Williams, 30, allegedly left her 11-year-old child inside a vehicle. Police said the interior temperature of the car was about 85 degrees at the...
  • In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype

    07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 6, 2014 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    “The saggin’ started in the prison where inmates couldn’t wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend,” said community activist Leonard Jahad, the state’s top New Haven probation supervisor, “The left pant leg rolled up meant you’re in a certain gang and both pant legs rolled up meant something else,“ Jahad said. “When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.” Smith, who’s also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers don’t view the...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM, July 7-11, 2014

    07/07/2014 6:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 7-11, 2014 | 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...
  • Newtown Victim's Animal Shelter Dream Turning Real (unintended irony alert)

    07/06/2014 12:20:41 PM PDT · by heartwood · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 5, 2014 | Susan Haigh
    Before she was killed in the Newtown school massacre, 6-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard raised money from returnable bottles and cans to buy bones for dogs at the pound and designed business cards for an imaginary animal shelter, listing herself as "caretaker." Her pretend animal shelter is now on track to become a reality as the state prepares to transfer 34 acres of a former psychiatric facility to a foundation raising money to build an animal sanctuary to honor the life of the little girl who was one of 20 first-graders killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
  • States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

    07/06/2014 9:30:45 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 41 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 6 2014 | Town Hall AP
    <p>As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.</p>
  • State law means names of state employee fraudsters stay secret (CT)

    07/04/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | Friday, July 4, 2014 | Ed Jacovino
    The state employees were disciplined for lying to get money through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an extension of food stamps available to poor residents who lost food or income in September 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit here as a tropical storm. While Larson said the law merits revisiting, other members of the state's congressional delegation weren't so forthcoming about their views on the state measure or the similar federal law that have left taxpayers in the dark about the conduct and punishment of state employees -- many of whom were fired but rehired after they appealed. U.S. Sens....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12PM,EDT,WTIC AM, June 30-July 3, 2014

    06/30/2014 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | June 30-July 3, 2014 | 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...
  • O’Toole: Why is Congress still running the transportation system?

    06/28/2014 9:12:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | June 27, 2014 | Randal O'Toole
    Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden has proposed a three-month transportation bill. Three more months, he says, will give Congress a chance to figure out a long-term solution. The only problem is that Congress had three months three months ago and did nothing. Meanwhile, Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., have proposed to increase gas taxes by 12 cents a gallon. Considering that the gas tax hasn’t been increased in more than 20 inflation-filled years, this would seem to make sense.It doesn’t, however, because a gas tax increase assumes there is a shortage of funds for transportation. Instead, the real...
  • Tomasky: You Lost One, Tea Party. Deal With It.

    06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    As I watched conservatives seethe Wednesday, and Chris McDaniel (so devoted to describing his martyrdom that I think he’s a day or two away from nailing himself to a cross) boil, I came to feel—to a certain point—sympathy. If the situation were reversed, I thought, and a sellout Democrat had defeated a more progressive opponent on the strength of votes from Republicans, I have to confess I wouldn’t like it a bit. And just as I thought about that, I remembered: Wait. This happened. And it was kind of similar. But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are...
  • Anthem requests to spike insurance rates (Connecticut)

    06/27/2014 5:08:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WTNH-TV News ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Mark Davis
    HARTFORD – The dominant health insurer in Connecticut says it has no choice but to increase rates 12.5%, or it may risk insolvency. Executives from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield said the exploding cost of prescription drugs is a major factor in its decision to request to state regulators that it raise rates. But it is the tax that ‘Obamacare’ charges the insurance company to pay for those individual tax credits that’s another major reason they say they have to increase the rates on everyone else. “That amount begins at 8 billion dollars in 2014 and increases over forty percent...
  • Authorities to prosecute 154, seize guns in Connecticut sweep

    06/26/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 11 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ian Simpson
    Law enforcement authorities expect to prosecute 154 people as part of an undercover operation that seized illegal drugs and scores of guns in two Connecticut cities, a federal agency said. State, local and federal officers took part in the crackdown on violent crime in Bridgeport and New Haven dubbed "Operation Samson" by the lead agency, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it said in a statement on Wednesday.