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  • Rep. Rosa Delauro Pushes Bill That Gives Free Diapers To The Poor

    10/19/2011 3:17:51 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 94 replies
    www.humanevents.com ^ | 10/19/2011 | Audrey Hudson
    An economic recovery bill authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.) seeks to empower struggling families by directing the federal government to distribute free diapers through day care centers. The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER Act) would “relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy” by providing this direct service, DeLauro said in a letter to congressional colleagues urging them to co-sponsor her bill. Without diapers, children are not allowed to attend day care, said DeLauro, who described those in need as a “lost generation of Americans.” “In fact, over one in...
  • Vandals burn Marine's flag

    01/15/2010 4:47:31 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 56 replies · 1,601+ views
    Republican American ^ | 01/15/2010 | Uncredited
    Leah Ward's American flag stood at the end of her driveway in Colebook, a tribute to her husband, a Marine serving in Iraq. This week, someone burned it, the second act of vandalism involving the flag since June. Ward said it's a painful reminder that not everyone supports the troops. She's offering a $650 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible. Ward, of 113A Beech Hill Road, woke up Monday morning to find the flag at the end of her driveway destroyed by fire. All that remained was a smoldering wooden flagpole and a...
  • Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    12/31/2009 7:41:18 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 80 replies · 2,071+ views
    www.online-literature.com ^ | June, 1922 | Robert Frost
    Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I...
  • Torrington fast-food fight unraveled Stab victim vows to not drink or break laws

    12/17/2008 3:05:28 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 3 replies · 480+ views
    REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN ^ | 12/17/2002 | BRIGITTE RUTHMAN
    His shirt stained with blood from stab wounds inflicted on him by a man whose car he mistook for his own, Jeffrey Bradley nodded his head toward his girlfriend but said nothing when he faced Judge Cara Eschuk on Tuesday in Bantam Superior Court. Bradley's bond was reduced from $50,000 to $1,000, an amount he posted after pledging not to break any more laws or drink. Torrington police are still unraveling the events that prompted Bradley to spar with 72-year-old Edward Kittle Jr., of Torrington, in the parking lot of the Burger King on Torrington's East Main Street on Monday...
  • Text messages reveal affairs between Torrington officer, dispatchers

    09/19/2008 5:36:04 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 15 replies · 311+ views
    September 18, 2008 ^ | September 18, 2008 | Kurt Moffett
    TORRINGTON — A police officer flirted and had sex with female dispatchers on duty for four months, and he and the two dispatchers involved, with whom he had separate affairs, used a city messaging system to exchange sexual suggestions and arrange their encounters. Nearly 700 pages of messages and internal reports revealed that Donovan had sex with the dispatchers in the women's locker room at the Torrington Police Department while on duty. He and Goodfield, who began having sex in February or March, arranged for trysts in the parking lot of Torrington Middle School and the Torrington Industrial Park. Donovan...
  • New York Power Authority Selects UTC Power to Supply Fuel Cells for World Trade Center Site

    06/13/2008 7:05:10 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 7 replies · 87+ views
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 06/11/08 | Peg Hashem
    UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. company, announced that the New York Power Authority (NYPA) selected the company to supply 12 fuel cells totaling 4.8 megawatts of power for the Freedom Tower and three other new towers under construction at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. Delivery of the PureCell (R) Model 400 fuel cell systems will begin in January of 2009. The systems will together constitute one of the largest fuel cell installations in the world. The Freedom Tower will be owned by the Port Authority of New York, and Towers 2, 3 and 4 will be...
  • Department of Energy Selects UTC Power-led Team for $22 Million Technology Development Project

    06/05/2008 2:15:53 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 14 replies · 117+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Thursday June 5, 12:30 pm ET | UTC Power: Press Release
    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has chosen UTC Power, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX - News) company, to lead a technology development team as part of DOE's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Program (SECA). The two-year project, valued at more than $22 million, is among the largest DOE projects ever awarded to UTC Power. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy established SECA in 2000 to conduct research and develop low-cost, modular fuel-flexible solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems by 2010. The SECA program's overall objective is to design a megawatt-class, near-zero emission...
  • Total vanity, final update (I started My new Job Today!)

    05/19/2008 6:16:24 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 24+ views
    Freerepublic.com ^ | 05/19/08 | #1CTYankee
    Link to original thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2009404/posts Thanks to everyone for your advise and prayers, I started my new job today. Everyone was very nice greeted me warmly (How often does that happed up here in the Northeast ;-D) and stated how glad they were to have me on-board. The company is growing and needs the help. I will do my best to fulfill their needs and like any Freeper I will do my best to exceed their expectations. I wanted to give eveyone an update (as I promised!) Special thanks to our founder who made time to express his concerns even...
  • Total Vanity update (Stared my new job today!)

    05/19/2008 5:58:37 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 1 replies · 1+ views
    FR ^ | 05/19/2008 | #!CTYankee
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2005043/posts
  • Total Vanity Update, Good News!

    04/30/2008 4:08:27 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 60 replies · 152+ views
    FR ^ | 04/30/08 | #1CTYankee
    Good news, I was offered a job and have whole heartily accepted, thanks to all those who offered prayers and luck. The link is to the original thread I posted April 21.Topping it all off, it's my son's birthday today!I would be remiss if not making special thanks to my old time friends, Jellybean,Travis McGee,martin_fierro, (You are a piece of work!), Alamo-Girl, Allegra and Jim Rob.
  • Update on my total vanity

    04/21/2008 7:22:57 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 42 replies · 33+ views
    freerepublic.com ^ | 04/21/08 | #1CTYankee
    An update on my previous thread.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2003845/postsMy buddy called me today, he said the head of Quality made an announcement at their operations meeting this morning.He said they were in the process of hiring a new inspector and hoped to have him on board in early May. He also stated he was a former co-worker of ---- (My friend).Thank you all for the concern, advice and most of all prayers.Nothing in stone but things are really looking up!Special thanks to all that freepmailed me with job opportunities and my long time friends, Allegra,jellybean and Jim Robinson.Funny, Jim is one of the...
  • Wish me luck. (Total Vanity)

    04/18/2008 8:37:38 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 104 replies · 269+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 04/18/08 | #1CTYankee
    I'll keep it short, I was laid off last month.Insurance, mortgage payments etc. will be strapping the finances very soon. I went for an interview and recently a second. I really need this job, it has good benefits including overtime.Working in the manufacturing sector leaves my opportunities very limited here in the northeast.The wife is starting to freak since we can't afford the Cobra payments and we won't have any insurance. A wish for some luck (or prayers, is that okay?) would be appreciated.Thanks to my friends here on FR in advance.
  • Teen finds fowl territory at Fenway

    04/04/2008 5:09:15 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 16 replies · 193+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04/04/08 | Andrew Ryan
    A certain New York Yankee slugger should beware: A 13-year-old taking a tour of Fenway Park yesterday was attacked by a red-tailed hawk that swooped down from its nest, drawing blood from the girl's scalp. Her name: Alexa Rodriguez. "She's fine, a little shaken but OK," said Vince Jennetta, a teacher who chaperoned Rodriguez's trip from Memorial Boulevard Middle School in Bristol, Conn. The eighth-grader was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and was treated for the small scratch on her scalp.
  • Mom on trial for leaving child in car

    03/12/2008 2:02:10 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 806+ views
    UPI ^ | 03/12/08 | UPI
    CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago woman went on trial for briefly leaving her 2-year-old daughter in a locked car in order to put money in a Salvation Army kettle. Treffly Coyne of Tinley Park faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine if a Cook County Court finds her guilty of child endangerment and obstruction of justice, The Tinley Park Star reported Wednesday. Coyne drove her three daughters and a neighbor's child to a nearby Wal-Mart one evening in order to donate money to the Salvation Army. Her 2-year-old daughter had fallen asleep on...
  • McCain's Champaign soliciting for funds

    03/05/2008 5:41:32 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 71 replies · 255+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 03/05/08 | #1CTYankee
    I recived an email from John McCain's fundraisers today, here is the message and response from me. Dear Friend, Last night, we did it. We won the Republican nomination for President. It was a long, up and down journey, but we worked hard, spoke honestly to the American people, and our steadfast determination has paid off. As we come to the end of our party's primary contest, we begin what will certainly be a spirited and hard-fought campaign against the Democratic nominee. In November, Americans will have a clear choice to make. And I intend to fight as hard as...
  • "Please Welcome Back . . . Eschoir!"

    02/03/2008 7:48:53 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 105 replies · 79+ views
    Freerepublic ^ | 07/30/1999 | James Robinson and C. Aldridge
    In a magnanimous gesture of peacekeeping, James Robinson extended the palm branch this week to two long banned members of the FR community, first Ash and now Eschoir. You may recall this exchange the other night: To: ALL Freedie the Dreamer is a multiple personality. He's actually several former FReepers who have either left us or worked hard at getting themselves banned. Kinda curious that they want back in. Guess we're so good that they just can't stay away. Please welcome back Ariel, Lord_of_the_flies, Freedom Wins, adaplant, eschoir and/or any one of about a dozen other personalities who may or...
  • Fear Factor

    02/02/2008 8:28:47 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 4 replies · 124+ views
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | 01/30/08 | The Jewish Daily Forward
    When the dust settles, the uproar over Barack Obama’s religious beliefs will have taught us little about the candidate and his loyalties that we don’t already know. If we look closely, however, we can learn a great deal about American Jews and their anxieties. More pointedly, we can penetrate the mystery of the power of the so-called Jewish lobby.Snip Reports of Obama’s supposed Muslim leanings began surfacing a full year ago, not in anonymous e-mail blasts but in signed articles published openly on conservative Web sites. One of the first appeared on FreeRepublic.com, an arch-conservative site based in central California....
  • Jesusland Author Endorses Fred Thompson

    01/14/2008 6:35:21 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 25 replies · 89+ views
    earnedmedia.org ^ | 1/14/08 | David Jeffers
    MEDIA ADVISORY, Jan. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Senator Fred Thompson is far and away the best conservative candidate to represent those who live in Jesusland, according to David Jeffers, author of Understanding Evangelicals: A Guide to Jesusland. "Evangelicals are looking for a candidate who is strongly pro-life, is for traditional families, and who is an actual Reagan Conservative." Jeffers explains, "Every GOP candidate is espousing Reagan-like characteristics, but only Thompson has the record to back it up." Jeffers claims that many in Jesusland are enamored with Governor Mike Huckabee because of his Southern Baptist roots and strong social conservative values....
  • Ex-Teacher Appeals Conviction In Sex Case

    01/04/2008 4:53:57 PM PST · by #1CTYankee · 29 replies · 63+ views
    TIMES RECORD ^ | Friday, January 4, 2008 8:56 AM CST | Wanda Freeman
    A former Greenwood teacher filed a “humongous” brief Thursday appealing her September 2006 conviction on sexual-assault charges, according to her attorney. Deanna Bobo, 39, was sentenced to two consecutive six-year prison terms, one for each of two counts of first-degree sexual assault, after a weeklong jury trial. She was accused of having sex with a minor male student on two occasions while she was a teacher at Raymond G. Wells Junior High School in 2005.
  • Fisher

    12/29/2007 6:47:40 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 46 replies · 30+ views
    12/29/07 | #1CTYankee
    My wife was letting our dogs ou in the backyard yesterday when she spotted someting starting to climp a tree, she called on me to come quick."What is that!"I think it's a fisher Cat."I ran in to grab my camera but it had climbed a tree before I could get a good shot, we watched for about 20 minutes and he stared his decent down. I sent my son out after having switched the digital to video mode.What follows is footage from 100 ft away. I've uploaded the video which can be found here:http://uncutvideo.aol.com/users/custom65/67ae48e867e62e3db90e0bdaae813c0d?index=0It's only visible for a few seconds....
  • THE MICROWAVE MAGICIAN

    12/11/2007 9:06:07 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 103 replies · 220+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 12/2007 | RENA MARIE PACELLA
    Frank Pringle has found a way to squeeze oil and gas from just about anything I’m not sure if I’m watching a magic trick, or an invention that will make the cigar-chomping 64-year-old next to me the richest man on the planet. Everything that goes into Frank Pringle’s recycling machine—a piece of tire, a rock, a plastic cup—turns to oil and natural gas seconds later. “I’ve been told the oil companies might try to assassinate me,” Pringle says without sarcasm. The machine is a microwave emitter that extracts the petroleum and gas hidden inside everyday objects—or at least anything made...
  • Former Employee of CIA and FBI Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy

    12/08/2007 9:26:10 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 613+ views
    Department Of Justice ^ | 11/13/07 | Department Of Justice
    DETROIT – Nada Nadim Prouty, a 37-year-old Lebanese national and resident of Vienna, Va., pleaded guilty today in the Eastern District of Michigan to charges of fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship, which she later used to gain employment at the FBI and CIA; accessing a federal computer system to unlawfully query information about her relatives and the terrorist organization Hizballah; and conspiracy to defraud the United States. The announcement was made today by Stephen J. Murphy, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; Kenneth L. Wainstein, Assistant Attorney General for National Security; Willie T. Hulon, Executive Assistant Director of the...
  • Ellsbury Making History

    10/23/2007 5:28:49 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 10 replies · 296+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | 10/20/07 | PATRICK RONAN
    FARMINGTON, N.M. — Nearly six decades ago, Franklin McCabe took the road less traveled. Today, his grandson, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, does the same. Ellsbury is the first Navajo player to ever don a Major League Baseball uniform. A skilled fielder, base runner and hitter, his .353 batting average in 33 regular season games led the Red Sox. And now, after playing most of the season in the minor leagues, he’s been chasing a World Series championship. Like McCabe, who called the Navajo reservation home for years, Ellsbury put it all on the line in the name...
  • Live Thread, Angels vs Red Sox ALDS

    10/03/2007 1:56:51 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 793 replies · 4,668+ views
    Freerepublic | 10/03/07 | #!CTYANKEE
    make your comments/observations about tonight's game
  • Happy Fifth Birthday Alex!

    09/20/2007 7:34:00 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 3 replies · 20+ views
    Freerepublic | 09/20/07 | #1CTYankee
    A special vanity post for my daughter who turns five today.Alexandra was born live on Freerepublic five years ago today. (Duh)Here is a link to that post.Link to post > My Daughter Alex dancing (She's in the middle.)Alex after a swim Alex on swing
  • Fred Thompson Ready to (Finally) Declare

    09/04/2007 6:59:30 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 67 replies · 828+ views
    Worldpress.com ^ | 09/04/07 | Custom65
    Well, the long awaited event is about to arrive, Fred Thompson will be declaring his candidacy for President on September 6. Looks like some of the support has waned, Thompson peaked in the polls about a month ago but hasn’t lost much ground. Conservative web sites http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm have been abuzz for months about a Thompson run but support has been tempered with the drawn out “testing the waters” venture. Conservatives are embracing Duncan Hunter as an alternative to the likes of candidates such as Rudi Giuliani (whom they view as too liberal), Mitt Romney who speaks well and comes down...
  • The Evil Empire (Yankees) Against The Nation (Redsox)

    08/28/2007 4:37:07 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 33 replies · 362+ views
    Worldpress,com ^ | 08/28/07 | Custom65
    Well itÂ’s nearly September and Boston sits atop the American League East 8 games ahead of their arch rivals. Wether this series beginning tonight will mean a heck of a lot is yet to be seen, if the Yanks sweep it will still leave them 5 games back with 28 left to play. Still a lot of ball left. The thumping handed out to New York courtesy of the Detroit Tigers yesterday (16-0) is truly humiliating for a team so rich in history, world series titles and self absorbency. It requires a shrink to put it in perspective. The pride...
  • Global Warming/Climate Change

    08/20/2007 7:27:04 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 4 replies · 118+ views
    WordPress.com. ^ | 08/20/07 | Living In Connecticut
    Here in Connecticut the issue of climate change is a hot issue, pressured by special interest groups (i.e. Connecticut Climate Coalition ) as well as the federal government, Connecticut has pledged the following:Snip... Part of the effort was to tighten air pollution standards on automobiles. The states emission control testing has been around for years, but only recently did I find a curious and disturbing change. Standards for cars which had to meet the federal requirements at the time of manufacture are not the same. A coworker was perplexed when his Mustang failed emissions, he read the limits and then...
  • Activists question media, government response to Cheshire murders

    08/13/2007 5:22:20 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 5 replies · 380+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | By Susan Haigh
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Activists are questioning why violent tragedies in urban centers like Hartford don't get the same media and government attention that has surrounded the recent murders of a Cheshire mother and her daughters. snip.....Lewis said similar responses are needed when young people die in Connecticut's inner cities. "If we don't, then to me, it's sending a double message: one type of life, beautiful and white, as valued. Other kinds of life are not valued," said Lewis, a minister, during a news conference with a group of activists in Hartford.
  • Extermination is on in Colebrook

    08/02/2007 6:43:48 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 12 replies · 312+ views
    The Register Citizen ^ | 08/02/2007 | ADAM M. WHITE
    COLEBROOK - Dozens of rats crowding the shores of Shady Brook met an unsavory demise Wednesday - and that may be just the start of the extermination. A report filed Tuesday by a concerned citizen led town officials to investigate and begin eradicating the substantial domesticated rat colony of about 100, reportedly deposited there by a man who could no longer keep them as pets. "We unfortunately had to exterminate the rodents," First Selectman Jerome Rathbun said. "We, as a town, are not in any position to house a bunch of rats, and for health concerns we could not just...
  • Let's see, who's the xenophobe, here? (Fr Filled his mailbox)

    07/09/2007 9:49:31 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 146 replies · 4,760+ views
    HERALD NEWS ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2007 | ROGER HERNANDEZ
    Been getting a ton of mail about my column of last week. My main point: "All the posturing about illegal immigrants is really an attack aimed at everybody whose name ends in 'ez.'"Snip....What really caught my attention was his link to a forum at FreeRepublic.com where my column was being, umm, discussed. One posting had the same bandito featured on Ralph's Mexifornia license (turns out it's the actor Alfonso Bedoya in "The Treasure of Sierra Madre") and said: "Borders? Borders? We don' need no steenking borders. We don't need no steekin' Roger Hernandez neither!"
  • The immigration debate: Xenophobia beneath it all(FR mentioned)

    07/02/2007 5:49:41 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 127 replies · 3,297+ views
    HERALD NEWS ^ | 07/02/07 | ROGER HERNANDEZ
    A supposed letter to the editor making the rounds of the Internet (credited to various authors at different Web sites, including "Albert V. Burns," "Rosemary LaBonte" and "Ann Marie Coviello") compares today's immigrants (bad) with the immigrants of yesteryear (good)SnipIt explains why a poster at FreeRepublic.com inserted the face of Rudy Giuliani in what looks to be an old movie still of a sombrero-wearing bandito and added the caption "Borders? Borders? We don' need no steenking borders." It explains why Giuliani has backed off the pro-immigrant stance he had when mayor of New York City. And it explains why even...
  • The Red Sox

    06/04/2007 5:28:07 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 15 replies · 230+ views
    WordPress.com. ^ | 06/05/2007 | custom65
    June 5 and the Sox are up 10.5 games, that’s the good news, the bad news is after looking like Cy Young in his first six starts Tim Wakefield has started looking more like Kevin Jarvis over the last four. How bad has he pitched? how does 23 earned runs in 22 2/3 of an inning sound. I know Tim is someone who is typically great for the bullpen, eating up innings are what knuckleball pitcher’s are great at. Something however has seemed to go awry, Tim’s blistering (Ahem) 78 MPH fastball looks more like 68 and even at that...
  • The Gas Tax (Connecticut)

    05/26/2007 2:37:57 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 7 replies · 501+ views
    WorldPress.com ^ | 05/26/07 | Custom65
    As gas prices continue to rise across the nation we all wonder just how high it will go, here in the great (Yeah right) state of Connecticut we face three separate taxes. The Federal tax is 18.4 cents, the state tax is 25 cents but the third tax is a dirty little secret called a gross receipts earnings tax.SnipRepublican lawmakers proposed suspending the tax of 25 cents from the period of Memorial day to Labor day, this would have cost the state an estimated $120 million bringing the surplus down to $730 Million dollars. The vote was blocked by Democrats...
  • BlogWatch (FR mentioned)

    05/23/2007 4:26:08 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 15 replies · 775+ views
    Newsweek ^ | May 28, 2007 | Newsweek
    A mainstream-media snapshot of what's hot (and what's not) in the ever-widening world of web logs. With summer rapidly approaching, those of the Caucasian persuasion may want to check out gawker.com's "Guide to Pasty Thighs."SnipInfluential conservative and Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson tees off on Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. The "freepers" at freerepublic.com approve of that message.
  • Pioneering clean-coal plant went from `waste of money' to `crown jewel'

    05/04/2007 3:31:33 PM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 25 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Albuquerque Tribune ^ | Friday, May 4, 2007 | James Macpherson
    BEULAH, N.D. — Once considered a white elephant and waste of taxpayers' money, the Great Plains Synfuels Plant is now hailed as a pioneer of clean-coal technology. And it's making money to boot. "We do have a little bit of an `I told you so' attitude here,"SnipBasin, a Bismarck company, bought the plant from the U.S. Department of Energy in October 1988. Basin's newly formed Dakota Gasification Co. subsidiary paid $85 million for the plant, which was built for $2.1 billion in 1984, and agreed to pass on some tax breaks and share revenues with the federal agency through 2009....
  • Reagan’s Michael Deavers Endorses Thompson

    04/29/2007 5:28:20 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 137 replies · 2,143+ views
    Sunday Telegraph ^ | Tim Shipman
    One of Ronald Reagan’s key advisers, Michael Deavers, has endorsed Senator Thompson. This is a great feather in Thompson’s cap. It is looking more and more like Thompson is a serious candidate. ____________ By Tim Shipman in Washington, Sunday Telegraph, UK Ronald Reagan’s closest allies are throwing their weight behind the White House bid by the late president’s fellow actor, Fred Thompson. The film star and former Republican senator from Tennessee will this week use a speech in the heart of Reagan country, in southern California, to woo party bigwigs in what insiders say is the next step in his...
  • Dems leverage jet deal against Pakistan

    03/09/2007 9:38:09 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 23 replies · 753+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Mar 8, 3:43 PM ET | BARRY SCHWEID
    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are threatening to withhold delivery of jet fighter planes to Pakistan if it does not intensify its campaign against terrorists.Snip."We must never forget the importance of going after the terrorists before they strike," Kerry saidSnipThree Democratic senators — John Kerry of Massachusetts, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Joe Biden of Delaware — put the threat in the form of a nonbinding resolution
  • Lieberman Warns of Potential Constitutional Crisis over Iraq

    02/19/2007 9:13:11 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 58 replies · 1,686+ views
    US Senate Website ^ | February 16, 2007 | Joe Lieberman
    Urges Unity in War Against Islamist Extremism WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a statement on the Senate floor today concerning the non-binding Iraq resolution, Senator Lieberman stated: "The non-binding resolution before us today, we all know, is only a prologue. That is why the fight over it - procedural and substantive - over these past weeks has been so intense. It is the first skirmish in an escalating battle that threatens to consume our government over many months ahead, a battle that will neither solve the sprawling challenges we face in Iraq nor strengthen our nation to defeat the enemies of...
  • Perdue takes helm of Republican Governors Association

    12/05/2006 9:07:05 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 7 replies · 355+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | Sat, Dec. 02, 2006 | Shannon McCaffrey
    Sonny Perdue on Friday took the reins as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, a plum post that will boost the Georgia governor's profile as the GOP seeks to regroup in the coming year. Perdue was vice chairman of the organization for the past year and helped it raise a record $27 million in the last election cycle. He takes over the top spot from Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who used the spot as a springboard for a possible presidential bid. Could Perdue have his own national aspirations? Political experts say they don't SnipAnd not everyone is discounting a Perdue...
  • Mother microwaved her baby - police

    11/29/2006 9:35:11 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 25 replies · 1,065+ views
    CHINA daily ^ | 2006-11-29 08:54 | AP
    DAYTON, Ohio - A mother was arrested on suspicion of murdering her newborn daughter by microwaving the baby in an oven. China Arnold, 26, was jailed Monday on a charge of aggravated murder, more than a year after she brought her dead month-old baby to a hospital. Bail was set Tuesday at $1 million. This photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff's office shows China Arnold, 26, of Dayton, Ohio, after she was arrested and charged, Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, with aggravated murder in the death of her three week old daughter, Paris Talley, in 2005. The Montgomery County coroner's...
  • Absentee Florida ballot sent with precious stamp

    11/13/2006 5:46:49 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 26 replies · 801+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Nov 11, 7:55 PM ET | Tom Brown
    A Florida voter may have unwittingly lost hundreds of thousands of dollars by using an extremely rare stamp to mail an absentee ballot in Tuesday's congressional election, a government official said on Friday. The 1918 Inverted Jenny stamp, which takes its name from an image of a biplane accidentally printed upside-down....
  • Lieberman bid could boost GOP in House races

    11/02/2006 9:33:09 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 55 replies · 1,280+ views
    CNN.com ^ | November 1, 2006
    STAMFORD, Connecticut (AP) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman alienated plenty of Democrats with his independent bid. Just imagine their anger if he costs them control of the House. The three-term Connecticut senator is aggressively pursuing Republican and independent voters in his race against Democratic nominee Ned Lamont and little-known Republican Alan Schlesinger. That targeted appeal -- and the potential for a strong GOP turnout -- could save three GOP House incumbents struggling to return to Washington.SnipLieberman's coattails could carry the GOP incumbents to re-election and undercut Democratic hopes of majority control of the House.
  • Ken Lay theory grabs attention (FR Mentioned)

    10/30/2006 9:16:21 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 14 replies · 2,120+ views
    Star-Gazette ^ | October 29, 2006 | G. Jeffrey Aaron
    When I wrote last week about the death of former Enron founder Ken Lay and the judge's decision that made his fraud and perjury convictions disappear, I was totally unprepared for what would follow.
  • Police seek "presidential" robber

    10/26/2006 10:33:49 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 17 replies · 270+ views
    WTNH TV8 ^ | (Torrington-AP Oct. 26, 2006 7:00 AM)_
    Torrington police are looking for a robber whose disguise was a rubber mask of president George W. Bush. Charles Gardner told police he was on the front steps of his home yesterday when the robber with a gun demanded cash. Police say the robber in the Bush mask, who also used a phony Texas accent, put the gun barrel to Gardner's temple and demanded money. Gardner says he had just been to the bank to cash his one-thousand dollar Social Security check when he was robbed. The robber made off with the cash and fled in an older model white...
  • GOP Joe

    10/18/2006 7:05:17 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 35 replies · 883+ views
    Journal Inquirer ^ | 10/12/2006 | Journal Inquirer
    On Monday of this week Sen. Joe Lieberman appeared at a well-attended luncheon at La Renaissance restaurant in East Windsor, hosted by the radio host Brad Davis. It was a remarkable performance for two reasons. First, it showed, again, that Lieberman is possessed of great political skills. During the primary campaign, the senator seemed to have lost those skills. But now he has been freed to be who he really is. He's comfortable and effective again. Second, the person Lieberman really is, is a Bush Republican.SnipSo is Joe Lieberman really a Democrat anymore? Will he really vote with the Democrats...
  • Study: New England Feeling The Heat(Bring it on!)

    10/05/2006 6:19:51 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 34 replies · 829+ views
    New London Day ^ | 10/5/2006 | Judy Benson
    The climate in Connecticut and the rest of New England will be a lot like Georgia's by the end of this century if the Northeast continues to release heat-trapping emissions at its current rate, says a major study released Wednesday. The four distinct seasons that are central to this region's identity may become little more than a memory. Instead, most summers will have days with temperatures of 90 degrees or hotter, rainy winters with rare snowfall, springs that start in March, and summers that last well into what used to be considered fall. “New England is going to feel a...
  • Coyote bites woman at Branford I-95 rest stop

    09/19/2006 11:21:08 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 6 replies · 251+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | September 19, 2006 | Mark Zaretsky
    BRANFORD — A coyote hanging around the McDonald’s restaurant at the southbound Interstate 95 rest stop bit the back of a New York woman’s knee Sunday night, in what a state wildlife biologist said is the first instance he’s heard of in which a coyote has hurt a human in Connecticut.SnipThe animal had been hanging around the McDonald's restaurant at the rest stop and was being fed by employees, authorities said.
  • Go for this spin and gas prices will look cheap (Gag Alert)

    09/06/2006 9:15:54 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 13 replies · 501+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 3, 2006 | Manning Pynn
    For the longest time, I thought people read newspapers to find out what was going on in the world around them. As I started to practice journalism, it became clear that some people -- politicians, businesses, interest groups -- would like to "shape" the news to make it reflect favorably on their positions or interestsSnipNews organizations expend significant energy each day separating fact from "spin." Now the government apparently not only wants to spin the war into acceptability, it expects Americans to pay for that circular ride. No, thanks.
  • Liberty County Dog Survives Gas Chamber

    07/27/2006 10:44:02 AM PDT · by #1CTYankee · 29 replies · 440+ views
    WSAV News 3 ^ | Monday, July 24, 2006 | WSAV News 3
    The 2-year-old hound was one of four animals slated to be put down by the Liberty County Animal Shelter last week. But she cheated death -- surviving a chamber filled with carbon dioxide for 30 minutes. Deborah Palpal-Latoc made the discovery when the door opened: "The dog above it... its body fluids were dripping over it. She was foaming at the mouth and scared. We pulled her out of the chamber." Palpal-Latoc -- who works at the Humane Shelter next door to the county's shelter, rushed the dog to the vets. Amazed workers named her Amazing Grace.