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  • New mosque seen as welcome addition to Meriden [new FOB]

    01/05/2012 2:07:43 PM PST · by americanophile · 26 replies · 1+ views
    MyRecordJournal ^ | January 4, 2012 | Mary Ellen Godin
    MERIDEN - A new mosque is a welcome addition to the mix of religious institutions on East Main Street and represents the city's history of religious tolerance, said the Rev. James Olson, pastor of Center Congregational Church. "I think it's great there are Muslims in the community," Olson said Wednesday. "Part of Meriden's heritage has always been religious diversity. I think it's just a reflection of what Meriden is." The Islamic Association of Southern Connecticut Inc. received Zoning Board of Appeals approval Tuesday to occupy a former funeral home at 189 E. Main St. as a place of worship.
  • Best and Worst Run States in America — An Analysis Of All 50

    11/29/2011 7:06:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 11/28/2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre, Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen
    How well run are America’s 50 states? The answer depends a lot on where you live. For the second year, 24/7 Wall St. has reviewed data on financial health, standard of living and government services by state to determine how well each state is managed. Based on this data, 24/7 Wall St. ranked the 50 states from the best to worst run. The best-run state is Wyoming. The worst-run state is California. Comparing the 50 states can be a challenge because they are so different. Some states have abundant natural resources while others rely on service or innovation. State populations...
  • Another California company moves away

    09/20/2011 7:46:29 AM PDT · by freedombiz · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 9-20-11 | Jan Norman
    Legacy Electronics, a high-tech contract manufacturer, has opened its new 40,000-square-foot headquarters in Canton, S.D., closing its San Clemente facility. Engle earlier explained the move: “California, unfortunately has become … a more difficult place to do business, a more costly place to do business, especially for manufacturers.
  • Americans Vote Conservative--With Their Moving Vans

    08/31/2011 4:58:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2011 | Michael Medved
    Conservatives yearn for a big, clarifying electoral victory in November of 2012, but they’re already winning decisively whenever Americans vote with their feet--or their moving vans. New Census numbers show citizens fleeing by the millions from liberal states and flocking in comparable numbers to bastions of rightwing sentiment. Call it the Great Political Migration. Between 2009 and 2010 the five biggest losers in terms of “residents lost to other states” were all prominent redoubts of progressivism: California, New York, Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey. Meanwhile, the five biggest winners in the relocation sweepstakes are all commonly identified as “red states”...
  • An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America

    06/29/2011 8:19:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 39 replies
    Fox News - ^ | June 29, 2011 | Bob Dane
    When “relocating” to the United States, it’s best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each. 1. California California’s state motto “Eureka” (I have found it!) aptly applies here. The state's population includes 3.2 million illegal aliens -- almost 24% of all illegal aliens in America -- have chosen preferred domicile. Despite its $26 billion budget deficit, the state spends $21.5 billion dollars annually subsidizing illegal alien...
  • Blue State liberals are not like us; they just aren't

    06/28/2011 8:29:36 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 45 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | JUNE 28TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The Left is painting itself into a corner that is accelerating the destruction of its fortresses across the country. The red ink soaked Democrats who control Illinois New York California and Massachusetts are seemingly doing everything they can to drive their states into bankruptcy. While Red States such as Alabama Georgia and Arizona have busied themselves passing firm anti-illegal alien laws, America’s Bluest States are busy committing social and financial suicide and taking their dwindling number of American patriots with them. To make it harder for the police to protect their citizens from criminal illegal aliens all four of these...
  • Companies Leaving California in Record Numbers

    06/20/2011 8:15:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    CARPE DIEM ^ | June 17, 2011 | Mark J. Perry
    California currently ranks #49 among U.S. states for "business tax climate" (Tax Foundation) and #48 for for "economic freedom" (Mercatus). It shouldn't be any surprise then that companies are leaving the "Golden State" in record numbers this year (see chart above) for "golder pastures" and more business-friendly climates in other states.
  • Senate Passes In-State Tuition Bill For Children Of "Undocumented Immigrants"

    05/25/2011 6:20:06 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 21 replies
    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. After a lengthy filibuster by Republican opponents, the state Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at Connecticut's public colleges and universities. The vote was 21-14.
  • Black And Blue 2: Blacks Flee Blue States in Droves

    04/02/2011 12:39:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    The American Interest ^ | March 27, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Two milestones in the long, painful decline of the blue social model were reached this week and reported, of all places, in the pages of the very éminence grise of the monde bleu: the New York Times. The first was a piece of national and historical news: The Census reported that waves of blue state blacks fled the stagnant job opportunities, high taxes and rotten social conditions of the mostly blue northern states to seek better lives for themselves in the south.. --snip-- Within those states, Chicago and the city of the New York (widely considered among the most successful...
  • Conservatives Now Outnumber Liberals in Deep-Blue States

    03/30/2011 9:12:45 PM PDT · by curth · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Posted on March 30, 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    That conservatives outnumber liberals nationally is not exactly news. But this is: according to a new poll from Gallup, even traditionally liberal states are drifting rightward. Business Insider explains that “Conservatives now outnumber liberals in deep-blue bastions like Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Oregon.” Some specifics: Mississippi is the first state with more than 50% conservative identification, with Idaho, Alabama, Wyoming, and Utah approaching that level, and Arkansas, South Carolina, North Dakota, Louisiana, and South Dakota (the rest of the top-ten conservative states) 45% or higher. Conservatives outnumber liberals in even the most liberal-leaning states (excluding the District of Columbia):...
  • Why blacks are voting with their feet

    03/29/2011 2:57:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest data from the 2010 Census show how people are moving from place to place within America. In gen eral, people are voting with their feet against places where the liberal, welfare-state policies favored by the intelligentsia are most deeply entrenched. When you break it down by race and ethnicity, it's painfully clear what's happening. Both whites and blacks are leaving California, the poster state for the liberal, welfare-state and nanny-state philosophy. Whites are also fleeing the big Northeastern liberal, welfare states like Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as the same kinds of states in...
  • 16 States Going to War on Unions

    02/24/2011 5:56:03 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/23/11
    16 States Going to War on Unions The Daily Beast Wed Feb 23, 11:52 pm ET NEW YORK – With Wisconsin locked in a union battle, The Daily Beast looks at the 15 states that could blow up next and crunches the numbers to find whether they're really on shaky financial footing—or playing politics. Revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt have toppled despotic governments, while Libyans are on the verge of doing the same. The stakes are not as high in Wisconsin and the 15 other states that have proposed or are expected to propose various levels of de-engagement from both...
  • Taxes trigger a Texodus in New York

    12/27/2010 9:54:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 124 replies · 13+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/10 | Jennifer Fermino
    The Lone Star State is scooping up more than just our congressional seats -- some $846 million in personal income shifted from New York to Texas in an eight-year period during the last decade, according to an analysis of IRS tax returns. Texas, which has no state or local income taxes and an enviably low cost of living, has been steadily poaching New Yorkers since the '90s, according to data from the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington. From 2000 to 2008, more than $846 million in personal income moved from New York to Texas --...
  • Sorry GOP, There's Just One Problem With Your Huge Census Victory

    12/21/2010 10:13:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/21/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Yes, more and more of the American population now lives in red states, and that will benefit the GOP in Congress and Presidential elections. But while the map is getting redder, the red states themselves may are getting bluer, especially Texas, which was the huge winner with a net pickup of 4 seats. This chart is from the state of Texas. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where the population growth has come from, and where it's going (hint: the growth is not coming from the GOP Anglo base). Note that if we're just talking white population, Texas...
  • Red vs. Blue: Bloods vs. Crips (Regardless of party in power, little changes in overall trend)

    11/08/2010 6:52:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/08/2010 | Monty Pelerin
    National politicians have been served notice that the American people have finally awakened. Dissatisfaction with government is palpable. It showed in the election, in polls, and in voting patterns. Ron Fourier summarized recent polling: More than 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track.Almost as many believe the nation faces a "leadership crisis."Three quarters of voters disapprove of Congress, a near record low.Nearly 6 out of every 10 voters are more willing to take a chance this year on a candidate with little political experience.More than a quarter of voters are willing to back a candidate...
  • Blue States See Red Over Redistricting [People are moving to Red States.]

    10/01/2010 6:59:45 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 85 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/1/2010 | Daniel J. Flynn
    ...What reapportionment says about the future is perhaps less interesting than what it says about the present. Red states are gaining population relative to blue states because of the divergence in policy. Jobs, and thus people, flock to red states because they are generally easier places to do business. If the states are, as Justice Brandeis posited, laboratories of democracy, then places such as New York, which will have lost sixteen electoral votes since 1960, and Massachusetts, which will have gone from fourteen to nine seats in those five decades, must be considered failed experiments....
  • Red vs. blue family in black and white

    07/26/2010 5:22:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2010 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Young parents Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston may have gotten engaged again recently, but they are still a quintessential "red" family trying to swim against the tide of family change, say two family law professors who have launched a debate about "red" and "blue" American families. The 2004 and 2008 elections showed a divided America — and that division extends even to families, Naomi Cahn and June Carbone write in their book, "Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture." In blue states, families tend to be well-educated, have high-paying jobs, be tolerant of diversity and...
  • Democrats Force Captain America to Flee America

    California's Democrats have forced the upcoming Captain America movie to be filmed in England. Why would that be, Buckey? Because it's just too expensive to film the movie in California because of the Democrat's punitive taxes. For Yahoo Movies, Mike Ryan asks a seminal question: Should We Now Call Him 'Captain England'? In his lament, Ryan worries over the U.S. film industry as movies and TV shows flee America, specifically California, for the cheaper production rates of Canada and England. And now Democrats are so concerned with propping up union thugs, forcing themselves on the people at every avenue, and...
  • 12 more firms on ‘Leaving California’ list

    05/11/2010 8:09:54 AM PDT · by edcoil · 140 replies · 3,964+ views
    OC Register ^ | 5-11-2010 | edcoil
    Irvine business relocation specialist Joseph Vranich has added another 12 companies to his growing list of companies that are moving part or all of their operations out of California. I first noted the list when it had 100 companies. It’s now up to 129 names. “It’s no mystery what causes companies to leave California: high taxes, undue regulation, workers’ comp costs, a legal environment stacked against businesses, and lengthy and costly construction permitting requirements,” Vranich says
  • New York state could run out of money in June...

    04/25/2010 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies · 1,327+ views
    The Post-Standard-Syracuse New York ^ | 4/25/10 | By Delen Goldberg
    New York state is on track to run out of money in June and will almost certainly end the months of May, June, July and August with a negative balance, according to Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and state budget officials. That’s unprecedented in New York history, DiNapoli said. “The state’s finances are very shaky,” DiNapoli said. “Big bills are piling up, and there may not be enough cash to cover them.” The state ended the 2009-10 fiscal year (which closed March 31) with a general fund balance of $2.3 billion. But that’s only because Gov. David Paterson delayed $2.9 billion in...