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  • Democrat Candidate For Connecticut Governor Refused To Leave Forum Look What Happened

    04/11/2018 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Democrat candidate for Connecticut Governor refused to leave forum Look what happenedhttps://twitter.com/MagaApplePie/status/983895467921690624  
  • Elizabeth Esty Not Running For Re-Election (Dem, CT-5)

    04/02/2018 1:57:38 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 20 replies
    Hartford courant ^ | April 2, 2018
    Congresswoman, Rep. Elizabeth Esty will not run for re-election after facing intense criticism for mishandling domestic violence allegations against her since-fired chief of staff. Here is the full statement from her office: From being a room parent in a first grade classroom to serving on the library board, town council, state house and U.S. Congress, I went into public service to fight for equality, justice, and fairness. It is one of the greatest honors of my life that the people of Connecticut’s Fifth District elected me to represent them in Congress. However, I have determined that it is in the...
  • Fellow Democrats tell embattled Congresswoman Esty to resign

    03/31/2018 7:52:14 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/31/2018 | Staff
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Some Connecticut Democrats are calling for their embattled colleague U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who say they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff. Esty is an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement. She has apologized for not protecting the staffers in her Washington office but has dismissed calls for her to resign. Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) says the "emerging story regarding battery, harassment and threatening" from Esty's ex-chief of staff and Esty's handling of the response are "very troubling."...
  • Rep. Esty responds after keeping on aide accused of abuse: 'I am not resigning'

    03/30/2018 4:43:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | March 30, 2018 | Sunlen Serfaty
    Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who has apologized after she kept on a top aide for several months despite having learned of abuse allegations against him, said Friday that she has no plans to resign. "For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning," the Connecticut lawmaker said in a statement to CNN. "I have important work to do in Congress including building on the lessons of this horrible series of events." Esty entered into a nondisclosure agreement with her former chief of staff Tony Baker and wrote a reference letter for him even after...
  • Father in Costa Rica plane crash worked at giant hedge fund

    01/02/2018 8:40:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 2, 2018 | 10:32am | Updated | By Carleton English
    The father of the family killed in a fiery Costa Rican plane crash was a senior investor at Bridgewater Associates, the giant hedge fund headed by billionaire Ray Dalio. Bruce Steinberg — who, along with his wife, Irene, and three sons, Zachary, William and Matthew, was among 12 people killed in the charter plane crash on New Year’s Eve — was a senior member of the Connecticut-based fund’s research team. Steinberg, 50, was also a graduate of Columbia Business School. “The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) and his family in a...
  • Petition To Grant Three Goshen Elephants Legal Rights As 'Persons' Denied

    12/28/2017 3:36:24 AM PST · by raybbr · 14 replies
    Courant.com ^ | 12/27/17 | Sandra Gomez-Aceves
    The petition to grant three Goshen elephants legal rights as “persons” was denied by a judge at Superior Court in Torrington on Tuesday, court records show. In a memorandum of decision, Judge James Bentivegna called the petition “wholly frivolous on its face in legal terms.” The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) had filed the lawsuit on Nov. 13, arguing that Beulah, Karen and Minnie — three elephants captured in the wild and now living at the Commerford Zoo in Goshen — are legal “persons” with fundamental rights and they must be released into a sanctuary. “‘Person’ is not a synonym for...
  • CT: Gun 'Buyback', New Haven 16 December, 2017 and Results

    12/23/2017 4:45:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun turn in events, known by the Orwellian term 'buyback' (you cannot buy back what you never owned), have become rare outside of those states which ban private sales. Connecticut requires that every gun sale be granted permission and be registered with the government. New Haven Connecticut is hosting a gun turn in event.  From nbcconnecticut.com: The New Haven Police Department gun buyback will be at 710 Sherman Parkway in New Haven, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. People turning in working guns will get gift cards for American Express, Stop & Shop, Target, Walmart, Kohl’s or Amazon...
  • Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder After Throwing Man Off Bridge: PD

    12/12/2017 9:24:53 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    nbc connecticut ^ | December 12, 2017 | nbc
    Shelton police say a man was seriously injured after being thrown off the Derby Shelton Bridge when he tried to intervene during an argument between a couple. According to police, Rottjer and Hannum were having an argument while walking over the bridge. The victim, identified as a 30-year-old man from Monroe, got involved to ask of Hannum was ok, then tried to walk away. Police claim that’s when Rottjer and his friend, Dorso, got into a physical fight with the victim. Investigators said that Rottjer intentionally threw the victim over the bridge during the fight. Rottjer, Dorso and Hannum then...
  • In Era of Mass Murder, Second Amendment Advocate An Unlikely Hero

    11/17/2017 12:51:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | 17 November, 2017 | Terry Cowgill
    Few things are more painful to me than the abuse of power, or incompetence in the execution of that power. The consequences for those affected by such malfeasance and clumsiness are so great as to demand a sense of outrage from us all. Over the last year, for example, dozens of men, including the president of the United States himself, have been credibly accused of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. And the fact that they were powerful men made the allegations really sting. That’s why I find misconduct and chicanery on the part of the law enforcement community so troubling....
  • CT: Hartford Turn-In Event 28 October, 2017, Profit Center

    11/04/2017 5:11:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Hartford Connecticut had a gun turn in event on Saturday, 28 October, 2017. They have been using the Orwellian term “buy back”. You cannot buy back something you never owned to begin with. Hartford has been holding these events every few months. Gun turn-in events have become scarce in most states as private purchasers turned the affairs into impromptu gun shows. They are hanging on in those states where private sales are banned. A sale is not private if the government requires the sale to be conducted through a government agent, and to be recorded.Second Amendment supporters have another...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,WTIC AM,EDT,July 11-14,2017

    07/11/2017 5:51:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich!
  • Tension mounts over CT budget

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

    04/13/2017 7:49:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand. This was the second year that such a bill was stopped. It never made it out of committee. In Connecticut, a resident is not allowed to carry a handgun outside of his home without a permit. Permits are not exactly "shall issue" but are granted to most people who apply. Here is the summation of  the bill, from ct.gov: AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION...
  • 'We're Not Standing in the Way': CT Gov, Tucker Spar Over Illegal Immigration

    02/23/2017 7:53:06 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 23, 2017
    On Thursday, Tucker Carlson debated Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.) on his response to President Trump's order that states comply with federal immigration laws when dealing with illegal immigrants.This week, Malloy issued a memo to law enforcement and school officials, telling them they do not have to abide by federal immigration laws or fully cooperate with ICE. CT Gov. Tells Officials Not to Follow Federal Immigration LawCT Proposes Quadrupling Gun Permit Fees as Part of New Budget PlanCT Budget Proposal Could Cut 21-Gun Salute from Military Funerals "The president can't order [the state] to do federal work," Malloy said, "We're not...
  • Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M (CT minor league stadium)

    08/26/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 39 replies
    Hartford Business Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Patricia Daddona
    The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from Hartford's Internal Audit Commission released publicly Friday. Originally priced at $56 million for initial construction funding and bonded at $63.3 million, the unfinished stadium's pricetag has now jumped to $71.7 million, the audit said. For the overall Downtown North development, which includes road work, engineering and other infrastructure work, the total costs to the city are $102.5 million to date, the audit report said. That $102 million does not include...
  • Sheriff Clarke Eviscerates Hillary Clinton’s ‘Gangs Are Like Families’ Comment

    04/28/2016 11:49:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 4/27/16 | Liberty Alliance
    Sheriff David Clarke may soon win the moniker of “America’s Sheriff” away from Sheriff Joe Arpaio if he continues spinning these gems. Sheriff Clarke recently appeared on Fox News’ Hannity Show to discuss some comments made by Democrat presidential frontrunner and possible soon-to-be felon, Hillary Clinton. Earlier this week during a campaign stop in Connecticut, Clinton was attempting to connect with a voter who discussed his violence-filled past when she said some pretty ridiculous things. u said something that is so important for people to hear. You know, joining a gang is like having a family. It’s feeling like you’re...
  • Donald Trump Shatters His Ceiling (Trump On Way To Nomination)

    04/26/2016 10:50:12 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/26/2016 | Jim Newell
    There wasn’t any mystery about how Tuesday night’s five Republican presidential primaries would end up: in Donald Trump’s win column. The only thing to watch were his margins: Could he close out against John Kasich in certain highly educated, suburban congressional districts in Connecticut and Maryland, and could he break a 50 percent statewide winner-take-all threshold in Connecticut? Yes, he could! He could do all of that, and he did. He won every state by double digits and cruised in every congressional district awarding bound delegates. He made a joke of his competition and the #NeverTrump cause, just as he...
  • April 26 GOP Primary Primer (CT, DE, MD, PA, RI) - Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016172 of 2,472 delegates(118 bound)
  • Clinton, Sanders close in CT/PA/RI; Trump Headed for Big Wins (59% CT, 51% PA, 61% RI)

    04/25/2016 7:23:07 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 34 replies
    hings aren’t nearly so competitive on the Republican side, with Donald Trump getting a majority of voters in each state. He’s strongest in Rhode Island where he gets 61% to 23% for John Kasich, and 13% for Ted Cruz. The numbers are very similar in Connecticut with Trump getting 59% to 25% for Kasich, and 13% for Cruz. Things are a little bit different in Pennsylvania where Trump’s share of the vote isn’t as high (51%) and Cruz edges out Kasich 25/22 for second place. None of these states are particularly amenable to the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Trump has the...
  • CT State Police and Secret Service Arrest 20-year-old Threatening To Bomb Trump Rally

    04/24/2016 10:57:30 AM PDT · by onyx · 52 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Arril 24, 2016 | Sundance
    CT State Police and Secret Service Arrest 20-year-old Threatening To Bomb Trump Rally.. Posted on April 24, 2016 by sundance Based on the earring inserts Sean Taylor Morkys fits the profile of a Bernie Sanders supporter. Remember: violence leftists approve of is considered “speech”; and speech leftists do not approve of is considered “violence”. If this were a threat against Hillary Clinton, CNN would be airing 24/7 panel discussions about radical right-wing domestic terrorists. Alas… WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A 20-year-old man (Sean Taylor Morkys pictured left) is in custody after threatening to bomb Saturday’s rally for Republican presidential candidate...