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  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WTIC AM,February 8-12,2016

    02/08/2016 6:38:54 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt Connecticut powerhouse! Are you outside of Connecticut? Start your day off listening to Jim...
  • Housing, jobs in high-tax Connecticut could take hit in wake of GE move

    02/05/2016 8:28:34 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 37 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/5/16 | Barnini Chakraborty
    General Electric’s big move to Boston this summer could mean much more than leaving an empty corporate campus behind. Residents and small business owners in the tony town of Fairfield, Conn. – home to GE’s global headquarters for more than four decades – are bracing themselves for the collateral damage after the company announced last month it would be moving to Massachusetts and taking 800 jobs, millions in grants and opportunities for expansion with them. But that’s not even the half of it. The trickle-down devastation triggered by GE’s move is predicted to spare no sector. The real estate market...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Connecticut town 45 minutes away from Newtown considers proposal that would ARM teachers

    02/05/2016 11:55:32 AM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A Connecticut town located just 45 minutes by car from Newtown, the site of the third-deadliest school shooting in US history, is considering arming its school teachers. Elected officials in Kent, Connecticut voted 2-1 Wednesday to present information about a program called 'FASTER Saves Lives' to the town's Board of Education. 'FASTER' is an acronym that stands for Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response. The Kent Center School is the town of Kent's only school. Elected officials in the town are proposing to arm teachers ... Only one of three officials who voted on Wednesday is against the program. 'I...
  • APNewsBreak: Racial disparities seen in police stun gun use (Connecticut)

    01/27/2016 12:38:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 3:27 PM EST | Dave Collins
    Connecticut officers who drew their stun guns on the job last year were more likely to fire when the suspect was black or Hispanic, according to a first-of-its-kind set of statistics that could stoke the nation's debate over race and police use of force. The raw, preliminary data was obtained by The Associated Press ahead of an official analysis expected in the coming weeks. While police and state officials cautioned against passing judgment until then, at least one criminal justice expert said he would not be surprised to see similar findings elsewhere around the country. Some civil rights groups said...
  • CT: Police ‘Gotta Cover Our Ass’ on Open Carry ~ VIDEO

    01/25/2016 6:25:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The First and Second Amendments protect and reinforce each other.In a free society, there is always pressure to expand the power of the government to suppress freedom of speech. Those in power, for the last 100 years, have been infringing on our right to bear arms, and claiming that those who support the Second Amendment are kooks, in an attempt to suppress our First Amendment rights. With the voice provided by the First Amendment and the Internet, brave activists have been rolling back those attacks on the First and Second Amendments, and have been winning important victories. Michael Picard...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 25-29,2016

    01/25/2016 11:01:27 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 25,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • JFK allowed passengers arriving on international flight to exit without going through Customs

    01/25/2016 6:37:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/23/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Denis Slattery
    Passengers arriving at Kennedy Airport on an international flight were allowed to exit the busy hub without going through Customs -- for at least the second time in recent months, the Daily News has learned. Bumbling airline and security officials let travelers on American Airlines Flight 1223 from Cancun, Mexico, out of the airport on Monday morning without having their passports or bags checked, sources told The News. The security lapse mirrored a similar incident involving another American Airlines flight in November. A 34-year-old man who had been in Cancun to attend three Phish concerts told The News he was...
  • Student says 'ISIS' in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

    01/24/2016 9:44:30 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/16 | AP
    ANSONIA, Conn. - A Connecticut high school student was pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance. The incident occurred before Christmas break, according to the Connecticut Post. Lt. Andrew Cota said the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School wasn't charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. Police said there is no danger to the community. Federal officials declined to comment.
  • Connecticut student says 'ISIS' in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

    01/21/2016 4:32:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    <p>ANSONIA, Conn. - A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting "ISIS" for the "United States of America" during the Pledge of Allegiance.</p> <p>"ISIS" is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group.</p>
  • Connecticut Man Exercises 2A Rights; Refuses to Show Permit while Carrying

    01/20/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A pistol carrier in Connecticut was asked by a police officer to produce a permit. He asked the officer what the reason was for the officer asking for the permit. The officer replied with an expetive. From fox61.com: Brown told FOX 61 what happened next: "Well, you have a gun. So then he said, 'do you have a permit?' And I'm like why? He said 'because I (expletive) said so." But, according to the newly written law, police may only request a permit if there is reasonable suspicion of a crime.The officer did not arrest or detain Brown.I did...
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • CT ranked as one of top 10 states where people are living paycheck-to-paycheck

    01/19/2016 6:49:30 PM PST · by matt04 · 19 replies
    A new study shows Connecticut is in the top ten for paycheck-to-paycheck living. People everywhere have to pay rents or mortgages, groceries and utilities. But those bills vary from state to state. When everything's paid, a study by the website GoBankingRate shows, not a lot is left in Connecticut. Moving from Maine, Sandra Champlin said she learned quickly that her money doesn't get her as far in Connecticut as it did there. “Rent is higher in Connecticut,” said Champlin, who now lives in Rockville. She added that rent a few hundred more in Connecticut than Maine. Champlin said she wasn't...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 18-22,2016

    01/18/2016 6:14:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Daily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000 watt...
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • Shadowy federal bureau probably has your credit card information

    01/17/2016 11:53:37 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Watchdog ^ | January 15, 2016 | M.D. Kittle
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains "the most out-of-control, unaccountable, and nontransparent agency in the federal government... And we can say that without reservation because this is one of the only agencies that literally operates outside of congressional oversight," added Wise, whose Virgina-based organization "works to protect consumers' right to access free-market goods and services." The CFPB, created under the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, is funded largely by fees banks pay to the Federal Reserve. While its director, Richard Cordray, has bragged that his bureau has levied more than $141 million in fines used for CFPB education programs or reparation to...
  • Carjackers Beat Driver Stopped at Red Light in Hartford, Steal Car: Police (CT)

    01/17/2016 10:15:59 AM PST · by matt04 · 36 replies
    A group of masked men attacked a driver stopped at a red light and stole his car in a carjacking in Hartford Saturday afternoon. The victim told police he was stopped at a red light when about five men in black hooded sweatshirts and ski masks approached his vehicle and dragged him out of the car. They hit him multiple times and then drove off in his car, police said.
  • Taxes Chased GE Out of Connecticut

    01/16/2016 9:43:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    But a big dose of free-market optimism can save the once great state. GE's decision to leave Fairfield for Boston is another sad marker in the downhill slide brought about by Connecticut's high-tax, high-regulation, anti-business policies of the last 25 years. Gov. Dannel Malloy accelerated the state's economic free-fall with another huge tax hike passed last summer. Despite his 2014 reelection promise of no new taxes, Malloy signed a $2 billion tax hike that falls heavily and businesses and individuals. This came only a few years after his near $1.5 billion tax hike. Does anyone doubt that massive tax hikes...
  • G.E. Is Moving Headquarters to Boston and Itself Into the Digital Era

    01/13/2016 10:12:53 PM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/13/2016 | STEVE LOHR
    General Electric, the nation's largest industrial company, makes products like jet engines, locomotives and gas turbines. Its corporate reputation is tied to producing big, heavy equipment - atoms by the ton, not the ephemeral bits of software. Yet Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive, predicted last September that G.E. would be a "top 10 software company"' by 2020. In recent years, the company has steadily built up its software business, and its industrial products are increasingly loaded with digital sensors, all part of an effort to be a leader in the "industrial Internet." Now, in its latest step to remake itself...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,EST,WTIC AM,January 11-15,2016

    01/11/2016 6:24:33 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut ^ | January 4,201 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning!
  • Florida college fires wacky professor who claimed Sandy Hook shooting was staged by government

    01/06/2016 6:33:46 PM PST · by The All Knowing All Seeing Oz · 53 replies
    A wacky Florida college professor who has long insisted the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged by the government was fired Tuesday, just a month after the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Connecticut attack accused him of taunting them. James Tracy, a tenured associate professor of media history at Florida Atlantic University has made headlines by claiming on his blog that the school shooting, in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a mentally ill gunman, never happened. He made similar claims about the movie shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., later that year, the 2013...
  • Senator (Chris Murphy): Obama Just Wants to 'Put Some Parameters Around Existing Law' on Guns

    01/05/2016 6:25:44 AM PST · by Zakeet · 38 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 4, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    A senator who spent New Year's Eve tweeting every shooting that had multiple victims in 2015 is at the White House today to help President Obama craft his gun-control executive order. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) -- who tweeted as the San Bernardino terrorist attack unfolded, "Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing - again" -- told MSNBC today that he didn't know what Obama had planned, but he's sure it will be legal. "My belief is that he is well within his powers, the executive,...
  • Sound Off With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,January 4-8,2016

    01/04/2016 6:00:32 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut ^ | January 4,2016 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Off CT With Jim Vicevich.
  • Puerto Rico Is Greece, and These 5 States Are Next To Go

    01/03/2016 6:22:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As Wilbur Ross so eloquently noted, for Puerto Rico "it's the end of the beginning... and the beginning of the end," as he explained "Puerto Rico is the US version of Greece." However, as JPMorgan explains, for some states the pain is really just beginning as Municipal bond risk will only become more important over time, as assets of some severely underfunded plans are gradually depleted.</p>
  • New York Loses $400 Million After Imposing The Nation’s Highest Cigarette Tax

    01/03/2016 2:08:13 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/2015 | Guy Bentley
    New York is reaping the whirlwind of sky-high cigarette taxes with a wave of smuggling decimating the state’s revenue. New York raised taxes on cigarettes to $4.35 in 2010 from $2.75. In total, cigarette taxes have increased by 190 percent since 2006. The sharp rise has resulted in a raft of unintended consequences which are dealing a significant blow to the state’s finances. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reports New York’s revenue from cigarette taxes has plunged by $400 million over the past five years.
  • Rep. Thompson: ‘I’m a Gun Owner’ Who Supports Expanded Gun Control

    12/13/2015 7:44:32 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/11/2015 | Mairead McArdle
    Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) says that although he is a gun owner himself and strongly believes in the Second Amendment, he also believes people on the no-fly list should be barred from purchasing guns. "I’m a gun owner. I strongly believe in the Second Amendment," Thompson said during an emotional press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday held by House and Senate Democrats to commemorate the third anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. shootings.
  • Stag Arms Pleads Guilty To Violating Federal Firearms Laws ...

    12/23/2015 1:09:05 PM PST · by Daffynition · 31 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | Dec. 23, 2015 | David Owens
    HARTFORD ~ New Britain-based Stag Arms LLC pleaded guilty Tuesday to violating federal firearms laws and as part of a plea agreement president and owner Mark Malkowski agreed to sell the company and have no further ownership or management role in a gun manufacturer. Malkowski pleaded guilty on behalf of the company in federal court in Hartford to a felony count of possession of machine guns not registered to the company.
  • Will Connecticut's High-Tax, Union-Friendly Policies Turn Out GE's Lights?

    12/23/2015 7:48:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/23/2015 | BY RED JAHNCKE
    In 2011, Democrat Gov. Dan Malloy claimed to have exacted "painful" concessions from state employees. Here's how the employees' lead negotiator, Dan Livingston, described the deal: * On retirement benefits: "Now we have an 11-year pension and health care agreement ... that no other state worker in the country has." * On job security: "Four years' job security. Nowhere else in the country will you find four years' job security." * On wage increases: "Giving up the raise next year (3%) .. . to get three threes in a row in the three out years. ... Arbitrators around the country...
  • Friend who gave Boston Marathon bombers gun sentenced to time served

    12/23/2015 3:28:58 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 22, 2015
    Prosecutors: Gun used to kill Officer Sean Collier . A man who loaned a gun used by the Boston Marathon bombers to kill a police officer was sentenced Tuesday to the 17 months he has already served and apologized, saying his actions were "dumb." I was young, dumb, and thought I could outsmart everyone," 22-year-old Stephen Silva told a judge in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty to gun and heroin distribution charges last year.
  • Yale Students Sign Petition To Repeal First Amendment

    12/21/2015 4:20:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 17, 2015 | Aric Mitchell
    Yale students are either going to be very embarrassed by what conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz just did to them, or they’re going to nod their heads in agreement. Whatever the reaction, the American purists among you are liable to be downright frightened. For what reason, you ask? In short, because of how many Yale students saw no problem with getting rid of the First Amendment — the amendment that entitles Americans to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly as well as a free press and the freedom to petition. Speaking of that word — petition — Horowitz was able to...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers caught on video clamoring to kill First Amendment [Fox Video]

    12/16/2015 11:42:25 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Ami Horowitz/Fox
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the "safe space" crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation's most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. "I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion," said Horowitz,...
  • Academic Millionaires Club

    12/15/2015 8:24:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You can always count on Democratic candidates for president to bash millionaires, even while cultivating their friendship and support behind the scenes. Yet and still, what you are never likely to hear is their inclusion of college presidents in this august group. Nevertheless, the latest Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that "32 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2013." Here they are: ~ Lee C. Bollinger of Columbia--$4,615,230 ~ Amy Gutmann of Penn--$3,065,746 ~ Nido Qubein of High Point University--$2,909,148 ~ Richard M. Joel of Yeshiva--$2,503,794 ~ Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt--$2,147,452 ~ Scott S....
  • How Many Americans Must Die For The Left's Gun-Grab To Work?

    12/15/2015 3:15:29 AM PST · by Biggirl · 55 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Monday marked the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by evil psychotic Adam Lanza. This, of course, was just another opportunity for members of the left to stand on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, claiming that their deaths could only be justified with a mass gun-grab.
  • Sandy Hook parents assess victories, defeats in gun control mission

    12/14/2015 5:04:51 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/2015 | Michelle Miller
    Three years ago on Monday, a gunman opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 first graders and six adults. Marking the anniversary, Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: Since that nightmare, an estimated 555 children have been killed by guns in America. It is shameful that Congress hasn't acted. As the nation debates gun laws and access to mental healthcare, Newtown parents remind us of the urgency.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,December 14,2015-January 3,2016

    12/14/2015 4:14:23 AM PST · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 14, 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...
  • Banning Gun Sales to People on No-Fly List May Not Be Constitutional, Experts Say (Capt Obvious)

    12/11/2015 6:46:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced plans to issue an executive order barring anyone listed on federal terrorist watch lists from purchasing a gun in the state. But while the idea of “no fly, no gun” has found growing support following the mass shooting in San Bernardino last week, including that of President Obama, experts say such a policy may be unconstitutional. The problem lies with the terrorist watch lists themselves, which are both secret and routinely updated without the typical due process given to those who are accused of breaking the law, such as court proceedings. Without a...
  • Malloy to ban gun sales to those on ‘watch lists’

    12/11/2015 12:08:03 PM PST · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Gov. Malloy wants Connecticut to become the first state in the nation to ban sales of guns and ammunition to anyone on the federal government’s terror watch lists. He says he will do it by Executive Order and does not need the approval of the State Legislature. The announcement was seen live on News 8 and wtnh.com this afternoon. The Governor said he does not know if anyone in Connecticut is on the ‘watch list’ but is working directly with the White House to gain access, saying that if Congress won’t act, then the states will. According to some reports,...
  • Connecticut will ban terror suspects from buying guns because Congress won’t do it

    12/11/2015 5:07:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | december 10, 2015 | dannell malloy
    If we don't take action against gun violence, then we are complicit in it. That's why on Thursday I announced my intent to sign what would likely be a first-in-the-nation executive order, pending federal government approval, to ban those on government watch lists from buying guns in Connecticut. We have a moment in America to do the right thing. And we in Connecticut are seizing it. It's become routine to watch so many families across the nation hold their breath, hoping - and praying - that loved ones come home. It often feels like these are daily, yet life-changing, tragedies....
  • How to find a college where the faculty’s not all lefties

    12/11/2015 3:18:43 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2015 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    The list of schools where students can get a decent education has been dwindling for some time. And atmospheres of political correctness are nothing new. But with the second coming of '60s radicalism - met this time with weak-willed administrators caving to long lists of student demands - the issue is whether there are any universities where dissenting students have half a chance. Some schools are better than others. Colleges like Hillsdale in Michigan, which takes no funding from the federal government, does not have to worry about conforming to insane Title IX statutes. And its luminous faculty treats students...
  • Police union stands with Trump: 'Next president of the United States'

    12/09/2015 5:27:02 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | December 9, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    A New England police union is poised to formally throw its support behind Republican front runner Donald Trump at an event in New Hampshire Thursday. Trump Flynn The New England Police Benevolent Association will be holding a "presidential candidate's forum" in Portsmouth tomorrow night for the purposes of endorsing a candidate. Donald Trump is scheduled to appear, his campaign tells Seacoast Online. According to NEPBA executive director Jerry Flynn, the union will be endorsing Trump, "or no one." But if Flynn's personal Facebook page is any indication, the regional union will be standing with The Donald. There, Flynn wrote Trump...
  • Connecticut to Ban Gun Sales to Those on No-Fly List

    12/10/2015 4:14:46 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 59 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 10 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed Thursday to use an executive order to ban gun sales to those on federal no-fly watch lists. The Democratic governor said state officials are working with the federal government to get access to the lists. "If you cannot fly due to being on a government watch list, you should not be able to purchase a firearm while on that watch list as well," Malloy told reporters at the Capitol. "This is basic common sense. The American people get it." The legislature and Malloy previously enacted gun limits that expanded the state's assault weapons ban...
  • West Hartford Synagogue Voices Concerns After Suspicious Visitors (Connecticut)

    12/09/2015 12:00:04 PM PST · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | December 9, 2015 | Kristin Stoller
    WEST HARTFORD — Emanuel Synagogue has enhanced their security measures after a pair of women who attended services Saturday dressed in headscarves and robes acted "out of the ordinary," said Rabbi David Small.
  • Supreme Court won’t review laws banning assault weapons

    12/07/2015 7:34:36 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the ability of cities and states to prohibit semiautomatic high-capacity assault weapons that have been used in some of the nation’s most deadly recent mass shootings. The justices decided not to reconsider a lower court’s decision in a case from the city of Highland Park, Ill., near Chicago. But seven states — Maryland, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York — have similar bans, and all of the prohibitions remain in place. Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said the court should review the ban, which “flouts” the court’s Second...
  • Howard Dean:"Free Speech is good. Respecting Others Is better"

    12/07/2015 12:56:58 PM PST · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | December 7, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Fewer and fewer people seem to understand the significance and importance of the freedom of speech these days: the avalanche of criticism that was heaped upon my colleague Pamela Geller for our event in defense of the freedom of speech in Garland, Texas last May demonstrated that.
  • Hartford Man Waives Extradition In Case Of Stolen Remains

    12/07/2015 11:17:24 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Owens and Nicholas Rondinone
    Amador Medina, 32, was charged as a fugitive from justice after police found the remains of the five people, the last of which was interred 71 years ago, in his apartment on Preston Street. In Massachusetts, he faces five counts of disinterment of bodies, conspiracy and accessory before the fact, police said. Officers visited Medina's apartment at 245 Preston St. on Friday afternoon after receiving a report of stored skeletal remains. Once inside, officers were shown to the remains by Medina, police said. After obtaining a search warrant, detectives discovered the five remains - one still in the clothes they...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM, December 7-11,2015

    12/07/2015 6:46:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | December 7, 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...
  • Mom Who Overslept While Son Walked to School Could Get 10 Years in Prison

    12/05/2015 6:17:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 112 replies
    Reason ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Lenore Skenazy
    Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested after police found her eight-year-old son walking to school while she overslept, had her court appearance yesterday. Here is what she wrote to me: "So I just left court. I was informed that "risk of injury to a minor" (my charge) carries with it a ten year sentence, five thousand dollar fine, and five years probation. My case was continued to January 6th, 2016."
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...
  • Ex-Bridgeport cop arrested in racist letter investigation

    12/04/2015 11:13:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Daniel Tepfer
    BRIDGEPORT — Nine months after a racist letter was circulated in the Bridgeport Police Department, two investigations have found what authorities say was a conspiracy to falsely portray racial hatred in the department. A black former officer, who claimed to be a target of the letter, was arrested Wednesday and the head of the police training academy and president of a minority police organization was placed on paid leave.
  • [CT Governor] Malloy: ‘We may be the most violent society in the world’

    12/04/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Third Person · 44 replies
    The New London Day ^ | December 3rd, 2015 | Julia Bergman
    A day after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said that the U.S. "may be the most violent society in the world at this point, at least with respect to our own citizenry." "Put it this way, people are saying we shouldn't allow people from other countries into our country, why would any country allow Americans to go there? We're the most violent society, or one of the most violent societies, on the face of the Earth," Malloy said during a meeting with The Day's editorial board Thursday. The shooting in San Bernardino carried out...