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  • Attorney: Wesleyan students accused in drug case have ‘bright futures’

    02/26/2015 5:35:28 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | February 25, 2015 | unattributed AP
    MIDDLETOWN >> They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers. The four are charged in connection with the distribution of a bad batch of the party drug known as Molly. Authorities said 11 people, including 10 Wesleyan students, some of whom had attended a rave music show Saturday night, went to hospitals for medical attention last weekend. ... Witnesses said several of the victims were hanging out with Kramer during the rave Saturday night at the Eclectic Society, a co-ed social fraternity....
  • New England Patriots face fresh allegations over Deflategate game

    02/18/2015 12:19:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 February 2015 | Tom Lutz
    Weeks after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory the DeflateGate scandal continues to rumble on in the background. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to introduce an unapproved special teams ball into the AFC Championship game. The attendant, identified by ESPN as Jim McNally, is said to have been in charge of the officials’ locker room at Gilette Stadium since 2008. He is alleged to have handed a ball, which wasn’t officially approved for kick-offs, field goals and punts to an official during the first-half of the Patriots’ 45-7 victory over the Colts.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 16-20,2015

    02/16/2015 6:49:59 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 16-20, 2015 | 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...
  • Michael Bloomberg blocks footage of Aspen Institute appearance

    02/15/2015 9:50:52 PM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Karl Herchenroeder
    Michael Bloomberg representatives have asked the Aspen Institute not to distribute footage of his recent appearance in Aspen, where the three-term New York City mayor made pointed comments concerning minorities and gun control. Appearing before nearly 400 people in Aspen on Feb. 5, the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P. argued that in order to save lives, police should seize guns from male minorities between ages 15 and 25.
  • It’s Too Cold To Protest Global Warming At Yale

    02/13/2015 8:57:30 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/13/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather conditions and other logistical issues.”
  • Newtown Panel: All guns should be registered, all ammo serial numbered

    02/13/2015 10:31:19 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2/13/2015 | Chris Eger
    A special commission set up by Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the Sandy Hook shooting may include a number of recommendations in its final report from registering all firearms, to tracking ammo, and screening owners.
  • Newtown Panel’s Report Aims to Improve Safety

    02/13/2015 7:37:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2015 | Marc Santora
    More than two years after Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 schoolchildren and six faculty members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., as well as killing his mother and himself, a state commission released a draft report of a wide-ranging set of recommendations on Thursday with the goal of preventing such killings.
  • Unions Cap Charter School Growth

    02/12/2015 6:07:40 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 11, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Charter school growth has exploded over the last two decades and so have the waiting lists to get in them. “Today there are charter school laws in 42 states and the District of Columbia,” Nina Rees, president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools said Monday in a conference on Capitol Hill. “Close to 50 percent of D. C. public schools are charter schools.” Rees spoke at a forum assembled by the American Federation of Children (AFC) and hosted by Senator Tim Scott, R-South Carolina. “In Louisiana we’ve doubled the number of charter schools and 90 percent of New...
  • Convicted killer says state won't let him practice religion (CT)

    02/11/2015 3:51:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    TimesUnion.com ^ | 02/11/2015 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    A convicted killer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state of Connecticut, saying he's not allowed to practice his religion in prison. . . . . Kevin Harris is serving a life sentence for a 1993 murder in Bristol. He is a member of the Nation of Gods and Earths, an offshoot of the Nation of Islam more commonly known as the Five Percenters, which was founded in New York in the 1960s. The group promotes black empowerment and teaches that black men are Gods.
  • Connecticut to super-rich residents: Please don’t leave us

    02/09/2015 12:47:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2015 2:58 PM EST | Stephen Singer
    If you’re a billionaire living in Connecticut, chances are the tax department is keeping an eye on you. In a state home to some of the richest Americans, tax officials go to some lengths to keep them—or, more accurately, keep the billions of dollars in revenue their income taxes generate. Connecticut tax officials track quarterly estimated payments of 100 high net-worth taxpayers and can tell when payments are down. Of that number, about a half-dozen taxpayers have an effect on revenue that’s noticed in the legislature and Department of Revenue Services. […] Two years ago, tax officials were alarmed that...
  • Sound Off Conecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,February 9-13,2015,WTIC AM

    02/09/2015 6:21:57 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 9-13, 2015 | 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...
  • Bill would curb coerced abortions (Connecticut)

    02/06/2015 5:17:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    repam.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Bill O'Brien
    Can those who call themselves "pro-life" or "pro-choice" in what some call the "abortion wars," find some common ground? We'll see. Rep. Alfred C. Adinolfi, R-Cheshire, has introduced a bill, titled "Prevent Coerced Abortions" (H.B. 6193), which has been referred to the legislature's Judiciary Committee. When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, thus making abortion more available, it not only allowed women to choose to have an abortion, it also made it easier to force a pregnant woman to have an abortion which she did not want and did not choose. A study by David Reardon, Ph.D., of...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,February 4-6, 2015

    02/04/2015 5:50:34 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 4-6, 2015 | 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...
  • Senate Democrats Leave Door Open To Skip Netanyahu Speech

    01/30/2015 10:36:33 AM PST · by Dave346 · 60 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Jan. 29, 2015, at 6:38 p.m. | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint session of Congress in March, it is unclear whether everybody invited will actually show up. Democrats have criticized House Speaker John Boehner for circumventing the administration when he invited Netanyahu to speak, and the White House has already said Obama will not meet with him when he’s here. BuzzFeed News asked several Senate Democrats whether they planned on skipping the speech or not. Most said they either hadn’t thought about it or they hadn’t decided. But there were no hard answers in the negative. Only one senator definitively said...
  • Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'VIDEO

    01/21/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JAN 21,2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'
  • Obama-Menendez dispute shows Dem Iran rift

    01/18/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/17/15
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A heated exchanged between President Barack Obama and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) broke out Thursday over whether the U.S. should reimpose sanctions on Iran amid ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program, according to two senators who were in the room. Menendez, the leading Democrat pushing for additional sanctions against Iran, forcefully pressed Obama on the need for additional sanctions during a meeting in which Obama urged Menendez and other senators to drop their efforts to pass sanctions legislation. Additional sanctions, Obama argued, could torpedo ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. The unusually sharp exchange, between...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Mayor Thanks Sharpton For Climate Change Work, During Blizzard Report

    01/27/2015 3:26:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Bridgeport, CT Mayor Bill Finch (D) thanked MSNBC anchor Al Sharpton for “fighting the good fight on climate change” during a report on Winter Storm Juno on Monday’s “PoliticsNation.”
  • Pelosi gropes for a game plan

    01/26/2015 5:25:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-26-2015 | Lauren French & Anna Palmer
    Pelosi gropes for a game plan Heading into a retreat in Philadelphia, House members say Democrats have no message and no clear strategy to retake the majority. By LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER 1/26/15 5:36 AM EST Nancy Pelosi has big problems in her ranks. The California lawmaker is facing some of the most serious unrest she’s ever seen in her dozen years as the leader of the House Democrats: Members complain that the party has no message and no clear plan to retake the majority, despite good news on the economy that should have brought rewards at the polls....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM, January 26-30,2015

    01/26/2015 4:49:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 26-30, 2015 | 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...
  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    01/25/2015 11:00:28 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | yahoo
    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he’s “fuming” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect. “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’” Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal.”
  • Democrats announce 'historic pro-choice' bill

    01/21/2015 7:05:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    hill.com ^ | 01/20/15 | Sarah Ferris
    A group of Democrats is hoping to regain ground in their national fight for abortion rights with a bill that makes it illegal for states to “chip away at women’s reproductive rights.” The group, led by Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), said it will introduce a “historic pro-choice bill” on Wednesday. The bill directly targets harsh laws recently passed in Texas and Wisconsin, which now face court challenges. “The protections in this measure are more necessary now than ever before in our history because an avalanche of restrictive, reprehensible state laws is drastically reducing fundamental health care...
  • Hartford state rep. apologizes for parking in handicapped space

    01/19/2015 4:43:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 56 replies
    A state representative from Hartford is taking some heat for parking in a handicapped space. An iWitness snapped a photo of the personal car driven by Rep. Brandon McGee with his state-issued license plate parked in the spot at a Dunkin' Donuts on Capitol Avenue, across the street from the State Capitol. The picture was taken Friday. McGee said he issued an apology on his Facebook page. "Thank you for holding me accountable. The other day (Friday to be exact) I made my usual run to D&D and was in a hurry... parked in a handicap parking space... Major no-no....
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 19-23,2015

    01/19/2015 6:06:40 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 19-23, 2015 | 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...
  • Muslims Tell Muslims: No Violence, No Terrorism

    01/17/2015 9:46:05 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 36 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 17, 2015 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew England, USA — January 17, 2015 … The above mosque is not in Iraq, Syria, Turkey or Iran. But one would have wished it was. The speaker was Dr. Saud Anwar, mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut. Dr. Anwar is respected for saving lives. Saud Anwar is a physician who specializes in Lung Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine of Manchester Memorial and Rockville General Hospitals. Dr. Anwar is involved in humanitarian and peace initiatives nationally and internationally. He is frequently invited to consult for...
  • Connecticut cop who was caught on camera as he repeatedly stomped suspect is found NOT GUILTY of pol

    Full title: Connecticut cop who was caught on camera as he repeatedly stomped suspect is found NOT GUILTY of police brutality A Connecticut police officer was found not guilty Wednesday of violating the civil rights of a man who video showed being stomped and kicked by three cops who’d just tasered him into submission. Clive Higgins was the only officer to plead not guilty in the 2011 incident in which drug dealer Orlando Lopez-Soto was seen in footage being brutalized as he lay face down in the grass following a car chase with police. A jury said Wednesday that Higgins,...
  • Connecticut To Minors: You Can Pick Abortion But Not Chemotherapy

    01/15/2015 2:17:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Federalist ^ | January 14, 2015 | Cheryl Magness
    A 17-year-old girl in Connecticut who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma has decided she does not want to receive chemotherapy to treat her disease. The mother of Cassandra C., as she is known, supports her decision, but the state of Connecticut does not. It has removed Cassandra from her mother’s custody, given itself the authority to make medical decisions on her behalf, and initiated chemotherapy treatments against her will. On January 8, 2015, the Connecticut Supreme Court denied Cassandra’s appeal of the ruling requiring her to undergo treatment and ordered her to continue receiving chemotherapy. If my daughter were...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM January 13-16, 2015

    01/13/2015 7:04:25 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 13-16, 2015 | 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...
  • State Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Teen's Battle Over Forced Chemo [CT, hearing today]

    01/08/2015 7:53:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 01/08/2015 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD — For the state's child-protection agency and the cancer doctors at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, there is no debate: 17-year-old Cassandra C. will die of Hodgkin's lymphoma without chemotherapy, and the teen doesn't have the legal standing to reject the treatments on her own. But at a noon hearing Thursday before the state Supreme Court, the justices will consider the constitutional argument from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports her daughter's decision to reject chemotherapy treatments. The Department of Children and Families won temporary custody of Cassandra at the Superior Court level and Cassandra, of...
  • Victim advocate says Connecticut needs new gun ban

    01/06/2015 10:43:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    WTNH ^ | 1-5-15 | Dave Collins
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s new victim advocate is joining other state and federal officials in calling for a stronger gun ban to better protect domestic violence victims. Natasha Pierre took office Monday and technically will be interim victim advocate until the legislature approves her appointment by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. She previously served as policy and legislative director for the state Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as a legal aid lawyer representing low-income victims of domestic violence. Pierre, 44, of Windsor, said one of her priorities will be pushing state legislators to add a gun ban...
  • Connecticut teen with cancer forced by state to undergo chemo treatments

    01/05/2015 4:35:45 PM PST · by workerbee · 56 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/5/15
    ***SNIP*** Cassandra was taken into temporary custody by DCF in November, and her mother was ordered to cooperate with medical care administered under the agency’s supervision, after the hospital reported her to the agency. Cassandra underwent two chemotherapy treatments before running away from home. When she returned, she refused treatment. The teen’s doctors testified at a trial court hearing, after which it was decided that she was to be removed from her home and remain in DCF custody— and that DCF was authorized to make medical decisions on her behalf. ***SNIP*** “It’s a question of fundamental constitutional rights-- the right...
  • ‘MAN OF THE PEOPLE’: Jeb Bush kicks off 2016 ‘exploration’ in Greenwich, Conn.

    01/05/2015 12:32:51 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 5, 2014 | Staff
    Last month, Jeb Bush announced that he would actively explore a run for president in 2016, and it’s never too early to start lining up the dollars: 2016 “exploration” has kicked off: The Republican will raise money for his newly-created leadership PAC at a reception Wednesday in the hometown of his father, former President George H.W. Bush. Proof that not all of Greenwich winters in Florida, a popular tax-Haven for Connecticut residents, Bush will be hosted by an assemblage of relatives and political allies with ties to his father and brother. The excitement among conservatives is not palpable.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,January 5-9,2015,WTIC AM

    01/05/2015 5:47:59 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 5-9, 2015 | 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...
  • The Unconstitutional State

    01/04/2015 9:10:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    In a cruel twist of fate, Connecticut is nicknamed “The Constitution State.” This small slice of New England, once known as the “Land of Steady Habits,” is these days most famous for its abuse of the property rights — thus abridging the constitutional rights — of its inhabitants. A decade ago, local government officials thought it so important that they be able to take the homes of Susette Kelo and other families in the Fort Trumbull neighborhood, in order to simply hand their property to a ritzy private development — and moreover, to guard that awesome governmental power in perpetuity...
  • Happy New Year!

    01/02/2015 6:46:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    My old alma mater—the University of Scranton—recently made the news with a year-old study on New Year’s resolutions. Richard Asa reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 2014 that “a 2013 University of Scranton study found that 8 percent of people achieve their New Year's goals. Part of the reason: Resolutions are often not accompanied by an achievable or realistic plan, says Carrie Krawiec, executive director of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Mich.” “When it comes to children, ‘parents can start by helping (them) set reasonable...
  • NY Governor vetoes Common Core protections for failing teachers

    12/31/2014 8:03:01 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s a story which you didn’t expect to see coming out of the New York State government. There was a bill on the table which would have exempted New York teachers from being fired if they received the lowest proficiency ratings based on Common Core guidelines. In a bit of irony, this was a bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo had originally proposed himself. But when it came time to finalize it, Cuomo had harsh words for the current system. Declaring the state’s teacher-evaluation system a joke, Gov. Cuomo on Monday night vetoed legislation that would have barred the use of...
  • Malloy (D-CT) appointees get holiday raises of up to 12%

    12/30/2014 1:27:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    The holidays will be a little merrier for about 200 appointees of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other constitutional officers: They are getting raises ranging from three percent to 12 percent at an annual cost of $1.4 million. The raises were announced by Ben Barnes, who oversees the budget as the secretary of policy and management. His salary jumps by 12 percent, from $186,999 to $209,439. All the raises take effect on Dec. 26. For Barnes and most of the other top officials, including the governor's chief of staff, Mark Ojakian, the raises are the first since joining the Malloy...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,December 29-January 2,2014-15,WTIC AM,EST

    12/29/2014 6:26:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 29-January 2, 2014-15 | 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...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 22-24,2014

    12/22/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 22-24, 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...
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 21 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • Court Overturns Ex-Army Medic's Weapons Conviction (CT)

    12/16/2014 11:35:23 AM PST · by aimhigh · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/16/2014 | David Collins
    e Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of former Clinton resident Jason DeCiccio. The court said part of the state law on illegal possession of weapons in a motor vehicle violates the Second Amendment because it bans people from transporting weapons between residences when they have the right to possess those weapons in their homes.
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • America continues to protect gun nuts, even though Newtown remains wounded 2 years after shooting

    12/15/2014 8:15:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 14, 2014 | Mike Lupica
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Peg Brokaw, 95, had missed the early Saturday morning Mass at St. Rose of Lima, on Church Hill Road in Newtown, but said she would go inside and say a prayer, anyway. She has lived in this town a long time, and tells you her son is a retired policeman here, one who still directs traffic in front of the church occasionally. And because this was another December in Newtown, two years now since 20 children and six adults were shot dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary, because Peg Brokaw stood outside what became the church of small coffins in...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 15-19,2014

    12/15/2014 6:11:35 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 15-19, 2014 | Jim Vicevich
    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 at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT) - you have a conservative/libertarian option on the Internet streaming live! Radio Vice Online (http://radioviceonline.com) is the offical Web site and blog for the Sound Off Connecticut radio program. The site is updated all the time with video clips, commentary, and opinions from Jim, Steve and...
  • Don’t Forget the Children Massacred at Sandy Hook (HURL)

    12/14/2014 7:34:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2014 | John Stoehr
    President Barack Obama has wisely chosen to ignore bipartisan bleating over the lawful use of his executive authority to address pressing issues long championed by the so-called professional left. He has instead decided to flex his muscle, at long last. He struck a deal with China to reduce greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the coming years, pushed for regulating the Internet as a public utility, raised the minimum wage of workers employed by companies with federal contracts, created gender equity rules for such employees and protected from deportation as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Also, his Environmental Protection...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Sound Off CT With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 8-12,2014

    12/08/2014 6:00:42 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 8-12, 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...