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  • The Washington Post’s Disgrace

    05/18/2024 3:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 17, 2024 | Washington Free Beacon Editors
    Some wealthy Jews would like to influence American public opinion. They also appeal to their elected representatives. That is the "news" in a Washington Post "exclusive" that ran Thursday, and the paper makes clear that there is something very untoward about it. The piece, by reporters Hannah Natanson and Emmanuel Felton, is based on an inside look into an online chat that included New York City mayor Eric Adams and several wealthy New York businessmen. In that chat, several people pressed Adams to send the New York Police Department to clear out Columbia University’s dangerous, disgraceful, and violent pro-Hamas encampment,...
  • Murphy: Biden Is ‘Squarely Where the Middle of this Country Is’ on Israel-Hamas War

    05/12/2024 8:53:44 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/12/2024 | Pam Key
    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden was “squarely where the middle of the country is” on the Israel-Hamas war. Anchor Dana Bash said, “Do you think that when the president said what he said to Erin Burnett this week that what ended up happening is he tried to, I don’t want to take away from what he tried to do on policy, but just on the politics that it ended up kind of pleasing no one. Is that a potential problem, or do you think that is what he said...
  • First Student Workers In Bristol {Connecticut} Organize With Teamsters

    05/10/2024 6:58:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 4 replies
    Teamsters Union official press release ^ | 2024.05.06 | Daniel Moskowitz
    (BRISTOL, Conn.) – Bus drivers and monitors at First Student in Bristol have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 671. The new Teamsters provide student transportation for Bristol Public Schools. “In less than a week, more than 150 bus workers in Connecticut at two different locations voted to become members of North America’s strongest union,” said Tony Lepore, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 671 in Bloomfield. “This organizing victory was a united effort and sets a positive precedent for future organizing endeavors. Thank you to Joint Council 10 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, Local 1150 Secretary-Treasurer Rocco Calo, Local 251 Secretary-Treasurer Matt Taibi, Local...
  • At MIT, Administrators Allow Unlawful Encampment To Displace Lawful Israeli Independence Day Event

    05/08/2024 3:41:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2024 | Jessica Costescu
    President Kornbluth assured us … that the encampment would be removed in time for our Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration,' letter from Jewish group says.. In the run-up to an annual Israeli Independence Day celebration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, university president Sally Kornbluth assured student organizers that an unauthorized anti-Israel encampment—located in the same area where the Jewish students planned to hold their event—would be cleared in time. It wasn't, prompting school officials to walk back their promise and press the Jewish students to reschedule or relocate the event, messages obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show. On April 24,...
  • CT governor takes partial blame for illegal cutting of 186 trees on neighbor's property

    05/01/2024 7:25:37 PM PDT · by matt04 · 35 replies
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged Monday he helped hire a landscaper that illegally chopped down more than 180 trees and thousands of bushes on a property behind his Greenwich home, capping off days of questions about his level of involvement. The wealthy two-term Democrat, along with one of his neighbors and a neighborhood organization, have been accused of removing trees in protected wetlands — property they do not own — to get a better view of a pond. Lamont denied that charge, telling reporters on Monday the trees were damaged in previous storms and the plan was to clean up...
  • Jewish Voice for Peace hosts Passover Seder shows solidarity with Gaza in New Haven

    04/30/2024 7:49:44 AM PDT · by Puppage · 12 replies
    WTNH.com ^ | 4/29/24 | Brittany Schaefer
    Amidst a holiday commemorating the birth of the Jewish nation and celebrating freedom, the Jewish Voice for Peace emphasized the importance of inclusivity and solidarity with all people.
  • 80% of Americans support Israel instead of Hamas: Poll

    04/30/2024 5:01:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 29, 2024 | Misty Severi
    The report by the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll found older voters supported Israel more than younger voters, with 90% of voters over the age of 54 claiming they support Israel over Hamas, compared to 57% of respondents aged 18-24.. Many Americans support Israel over the terrorist organization Hamas in a poll released on Monday, with 80% of respondents saying they support Israel more in the conflict. The poll comes as anti-Israel groups hunker down at dozens of colleges and universities nationwide. The groups have been protesting over the war, with students calling for their schools to cut financial ties with Israel,...
  • How long before they chant “Gas the Jews”?

    04/27/2024 6:24:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    the Aspen beat ^ | April 24, 2024 | Glenn K. Beaton
    First, let me apologize to my Jewish readers. I realize that hearing those three words must be painful. Many of you have parents or grandparents whose friends or family were gruesomely murdered in that very manner. The reason I use those words is that today in the year 2024 we are closer to such horror than we’ve been for 80 years, and we must not pretend otherwise. The Jewish nation that promised “never again” is being explicitly threatened with “again.” This moment comes in the wake of the atrocious murdering, raping, beheading, burning alive and hostage-taking committed by Palestinians against...
  • Sen. Murphy says he’s not ‘criminally offended’ by pro-Palestinian protests that are peaceful

    04/28/2024 11:30:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/2024 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Sunday argued the rights of those participating in peaceful pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses should be protected, pointing to the country’s history of multi-day demonstrations. Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about the GOP calls for the Biden administration to be more forceful in quelling the protests, Murphy said, “We should… all speak out, right? When [a] protest crosses a line, when it becomes violent or when there’s hate speech.”
  • UConn students launch Gaza Solidarity Encampment

    04/25/2024 9:03:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    Up to 300 UConn students launched a Gaza Solidarity Encampment Thursday evening to protest UConn’s “complicity in the genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and its shameful contributions to militarism around the world,” according to a release from the UConn Divest coalition. The students are also advocating for a liberated Palestine. The UConn Divest coalition launched the encampment, bringing together student organizations and individuals who are committed to fighting for a free Palestine and to ending the university’s support for occupation and genocide, the coalition said. ... These include disclosure and divestment from occupation and genocide. The students want the university...
  • Sharp: House Democrats are Destroying the Judicial Branch, But No One Seems to Care

    04/25/2024 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 16 replies
    AMP America ^ | 4-23-2024 | Tim Sharp
    In the most blatant move of hatred of the United States Constitution to date, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Melanie Stansbury (NM-01), and Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) have filed legislation which will create an Office of the Inspector General to ensure accountability of justices in the Supreme Court of the United States.The U.S. Constitution establishes three separate but equal branches of government: the legislative branch (makes the law), the executive branch (enforces the law), and the judicial branch (interprets the law). This bold move by house Democrats basically erases the separation of powers in United...
  • WATCH: Anti-Israel Protesters at Yale Tear Down American Flag

    04/21/2024 6:28:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2024 | Joel B Pollack
    Anti-Israel protesters at Yale University tore down an American flag on Friday night as they occupied the campus in what Jewish students have called an act of intimidation against them and against the university. The video circulated on social media on Saturday and Sunday, with kaffiyeh-clad activists whooping and cheering as they tore down the Stars and Stripes.
  • Video: Female High School Stdent of Greenwich High School brutally gang assaulted

    04/10/2024 6:33:49 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 87 replies
    Greenwich CT - A Female High School Stdent of Greenwich High School brutally gang assaulted last night - sources say at Byram Park Last night. Greenwich Police currently investigating. “That B**ch Got Knocked the F**k Out!”
  • Bridgeport Democrats reelect Geter-Pataky as vice chair — 'She hasn't been found guilty of anything'

    04/07/2024 6:52:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | March 11, 2024 | Brian Lockhart
    The city's Democratic Town Committee overwhelmingly reelected Wanda Geter-Pataky its second-in-command Monday, despite her being the focus of a trio of state and local election investigations. "The public convicted the lady without due process," longtime chairman Mario Testa, who nominated her and was also backed for another term in charge, said in an interview afterward. "Let it take its course. Then we see where we go from there." -snip An ally of Mayor Joe Ganim's, Geter-Pataky has been at the heart of an absentee ballot scandal that made national and international news and resulted in a new court-ordered mayoral primary...
  • Donald Trump Stung in Primary As Huge Number of Republicans Vote Against Him

    04/03/2024 8:38:04 AM PDT · by joesbucks · 158 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Kate Plummer
    Donald Trump suffered a blow in a number of primary votes on Tuesday, after thousands of Republicans refused to vote for him.
  • Joseph Lieberman, senator and vice presidential nominee, dies at 82

    03/27/2024 2:42:52 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2024 | Michael H. Brown
    Joseph I. Lieberman, the doggedly independent four-term U.S. senator from Connecticut who was the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, becoming the first Jewish candidate on the national ticket of a major party, died March 27 in New York City. He was 82. The cause was complications from a fall, his family said in a statement.
  • US FAA relocating control of Newark, NJ, airspace to reduce congestion

    03/24/2024 7:29:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 20, 2024 | David Shepardson
    The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday it will relocate control of the Newark, New Jersey, airspace area to Philadelphia to address staffing issues ... The FAA, which has struggled with air traffic staffing issues, said it and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) signed a memorandum to relocate control of Newark at New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) (N90) to Philadelphia Tower/TRACON by the end of June. The FAA said the change will help "meet continued traffic demand in the busy Northeast Corridor." Several controllers are expected to voluntarily transfer to Philadelphia. New York TRACON is...
  • Connecticut elections chief calls for reforms after ballot stuffing scandal

    03/18/2024 10:40:46 PM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 3/18/24 | Christian Wade |
    (The Center Square) — Connecticut's top election official is calling for reforms in the wake of a ballot stuffing scandal in Bridgeport's mayoral race, where some people were allegedly paid cash to fill out mail ballots. Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas said her office had referred allegations about election "malfeasance" in the February redo of the mayoral race to the State Elections Enforcement Commission to investigate, including reports from voters who received absentee ballots despite not requesting them. “When alerted, the Secretary of the State’s Office is required to send allegations of election malfeasance to SEEC for their review and...
  • Joe Lieberman slams Schumer for anti-Netanyahu speech: ‘Can’t ever remember anything like it’

    03/17/2024 3:54:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Nypost ^ | 03/17/2024 | Carl Campanile and Chris Nesi
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday blasted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for calling for an election to replace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, denouncing the New York Democrat’s remarks as “outrageous.” “I thought the statement he made this week … was a mistake. I can’t ever remember anything like it,” Lieberman told host John Catsimatidis on the “Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM. Lieberman, 82, a former Democratic senator from Connecticut who later became an Independent before his 2013 retirement, was the first Jewish-American to appear on a presidential ticket when then-Vice President Al Gore tapped him as his...
  • Harvard Grad Student Who Accosted Israeli Classmate and Supervised Undergraduate Students Glorified Convicted Palestinian Terrorist

    03/13/2024 7:18:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2024 | Collin Anderson
    Elom Tettey-Tamaklo praised failed suicide bomber Fatima Bernawi in a 2023 essay.. Elom Tettey-Tamaklo, the Harvard University graduate student who was filmed accosting an Israeli classmate at a campus protest, penned an essay last year glorifying a Palestinian terrorist who was imprisoned for her role in attempting to bomb a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967. "When I started learning about Palestine, I was always struck by the women who featured prominently in the movement's work," Tettey-Tamaklo wrote in a March 2023 article published in the Institute for Palestine Studies. "However, one woman's story struck me and has stayed with...