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  • Attorney: Yale Calhoun dining hall worker who broke window wants his job back

    07/13/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 30 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 13, 2015 | Ed Stannard
    NEW HAVEN >> Yale University has told the dining hall worker who broke a window pane depicting slaves that it will seek to have charges against him dismissed, and a prosecutor said Wednesday the state tries not to pursue property crimes where parties work it out. David Strollo, supervisory assistant state’s attorney for the New Haven Geographical Area, said he couldn’t comment specifically on Corey Menafee’s case, but said, “Generally speaking, as a practical matter, the state’s not interested in this type of thing,” specifically “property crime vs. going out and hurting somebody.” “If the parties come to a resolution...
  • CPD notifed Sinead O’Connor threatening to jump from bridge

    06/23/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 90 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Miriam Di Nunzio
    Chicago Police are tonight confirming that they are on the lookout for singer Sinead O’Connor, who famously went missing for a 24-hour period in May while staying at a home in Wilmette, and was later found safe, and may now be threatening suicide. Chicago police received a call from police in Dublin, Ireland, stating that the singer had apparently threatened to jump off a bridge in Chicago. Concerns prompted Chicago Police Department to issue an “All Call” alert Thursday advising officers to be on alert for the 49-year-old singer.
  • Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

    05/16/2016 6:38:33 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 48 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | May 16, 2016 | Steve Majerus-Collins
    To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer. Not only would it save people time and money, he said, it would also make them safer. “We are urging the airlines to do the right thing,” Blumenthal said. ... During a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport, Blumenthal called the pileups at many Transportation Security Agency checkpoints soft targets that terrorists are eyeing. ... Given that airlines are “rolling in profits,” they should give up the fees “out of...
  • New Haven’s first black female police captain sues city, alleges gender, racial discrimination

    05/09/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 9, 2016 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    NEW HAVEN >> Less than three months after her historic promotion, the Police Department’s first black female police captain is suing the city alleging racial and gender discrimination dating to 2012. Police Capt. Patricia Helliger filed the civil complaint at Superior Court in New Haven last week after the complaint was released by the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on Feb. 29 — 10 days after her ceremonial induction at City Hall. ... Helliger is represented by East Haven attorney Patricia A. Cofrancesco. The city of New Haven is listed as the first defendant, with Police Chief Dean...
  • UConn again bringing in therapy dogs for finals week

    05/01/2016 11:01:35 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 74 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | unattributed, AP
    STORRS >> The University of Connecticut is providing its students with therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of final exams. The dogs will be available for petting at the school’s Homer Babbidge Library from Monday afternoon through Friday afternoon. ... The school says it is keeping the dogs in a space that won’t impact students with allergies who may also need to use the library.
  • Connecticut revises jobs report for 2015, outlook troubling

    03/12/2016 4:55:51 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 8 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | March 11, 2016 | Luther Turmelle
    The state’s economic picture took on a completely different look Friday with the Connecticut Labor Department’s latest employment report. Though the state economy added 900 jobs in January, its unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent. But even more troubling than that were the Labor Department’s revised employment numbers for 2015: Connecticut only added 12,200 jobs last year instead of 26,900 that the state agency had originally reported. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said January’s new employment data and the revised employment numbers for 2015 are “emblematic of our new economic reality.” .... “Connecticut’s economy is...
  • WORLD'S TOP SNOWBOARDERS TO TOUR KIM JONG-UN’S NEW SKI RESORT

    12/31/2015 7:16:02 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | TEDDY CUTLER
    In a move to increase visitors by 2020, the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has invited three of the world’s leading snowboarders to tour his country’s new Masikryong ski resort in January. Terje Haakonsen, Dan Liedahl—known as “Danimals”—and Mike Ravelson will visit the resort at the summit of the 4,460-foot Taehwa Peak near Wonson, a port city on North Korea’s east coast, according to a press release from Uri Tours, a New York-based company that describes itself as “facilitating travel to North Korea.” The tour is also open to members of the public, with a single ticket (for seven nights...
  • Demagogue Days

    07/09/2015 11:31:16 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Taki Mag ^ | July 9, 2015 | Taki Theodoracopulos
    The party ended when the you-know-what hit the fan around 2010. Soaring wages and gold-plated pensions had to end. Eternal austerity was the antidote. This was the EU at its best—worst, actually. It was like taking a middleweight boxer, putting him on a very strict diet, and expecting him to become a heavyweight contender. It was and remains an impossibility. ... As a Greek whose family helped finance the war of independence against the dreaded Turks in 1821, I sincerely hope there will be a compromise, and the ill-advised plebiscite will be ignored by the powers-that-be in the EU. Putting...
  • How many gun laws were broken before Dylann Roof went on his rampage?

    06/19/2015 6:16:48 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 32 replies
    vanity | Jun 19, 2015 | BillyBonebrake
    Just curious - the father bought the gun and gave it to his troubled son, who already had a criminal record. So the gun may have been legally acquired, but illegally transferred. And the church was a "gun-free" zone? I'm not sure of the specifics and have no knowledge of the law in South Carolina but would love to see a tally of all the existing laws that were thwarted.
  • Revenues Fall Short, Leaving 2015 Budget In Deficit (Connecticut)

    05/01/2015 11:19:25 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 11 replies
    Ct News Junkie ^ | April 30, 2015 | Christine Stuart
    Nonpartisan legislative analysts and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office agreed Thursday that revenue dropped $67 million below expectations between January and April, adding to this year’s budget deficit. The increase in tax revenue anticipated following the April 15 deadline wasn’t realized, according to budget analysts. In fact, personal income tax collections fell $65.5 million short of projections. Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes had forecasted 25 percent growth in personal income tax receipts.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Hillary Clinton’s strength ‘clearly’ foreign policy

    04/01/2015 6:52:00 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 34 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | April 1, 1015 | Mary O'Leary
    “The world is a mess, and while there is no simple pill America can administer to fix things, what we know is that there is significant room for progressives to articulate a foreign policy vision that is truly our own,” Murphy wrote in his op-ed article. A practical outcome, he wrote, could be the transfer of some resources now devoted to military expenditures, to diplomatic and foreign aid “so that our global anti-poverty budget, not our military budget, equals that of the other world powers combined.” ... Murphy said Clinton’s “strength is clearly going to be her experience on foreign...
  • Attorney: Wesleyan students accused in drug case have ‘bright futures’

    02/26/2015 5:35:28 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | February 25, 2015 | unattributed AP
    MIDDLETOWN >> They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers. The four are charged in connection with the distribution of a bad batch of the party drug known as Molly. Authorities said 11 people, including 10 Wesleyan students, some of whom had attended a rave music show Saturday night, went to hospitals for medical attention last weekend. ... Witnesses said several of the victims were hanging out with Kramer during the rave Saturday night at the Eclectic Society, a co-ed social fraternity....
  • Glock book under the tree

    12/25/2014 3:03:19 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 28 replies
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    At our annual extended family Christmas gathering my nephew was given "Glock: The Rise of America's Gun", by Paul Barrett. His mother gave him the book having heard "all about it on NPR". Naturally my sister-in-law is all about hard left politics and gun control. My nephew, a high school senior, is in total lockstep. After he'd been reading it for a few hours I asked him if there was a coupon in the back for range time. I wondered aloud 'why just read about something you just as easily put in your hands and experience'. The look on this...
  • Confusion in Hartford Has Malloy Campaign Heading To Court To Keep City’s Polls Open

    11/04/2014 10:11:54 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    CT News Junkie ^ | Novemebr 4, 2014 | Christine Stuart
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign will go to court Tuesday to ask a judge to extend voting hours in Hartford to accommodate voters who may have been turned away from the polls this morning. Some polling places in Hartford opened at 6 a.m. without a voter list. State Rep. Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said that he was told by Garey E. Coleman, the Democratic Deputy registrar of voters, that the printer the registrars’ office uses to print its voter lists failed Monday night and there was no backup available. It’s not clear at the moment how long it takes to...
  • Editorial: In wake of Yale-New Haven Ebola scare, emergency response impressive

    10/16/2014 6:31:41 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | Register Staff
    The patient is one of two Yale School of Public Health doctoral students who recently returned from Liberia. The students were not in direct contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, but officials said the student interacted with at least one person who was later diagnosed with Ebola. Workers at the Yale School of Public Health expressed legitimate concerns Thursday about whether sufficient precautions were taken upon the students’ return. The students volunteered to stay away from work for 21 days, but school officials decided that was not necessary. School of Public Health Dean Paul Cleary explained in a letter to...
  • Che Guevara poster vandalized at New Haven City Hall

    10/09/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 82 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | Evan Lips
    David Greco, cofounder and executive director of ARTE Inc., said Wednesday he’s confident police will be able to identify the individual who vandalized one of the organization’s “Heroes & Icons” posters at City Hall earlier this week. The unidentified vandal scrawled the word “asesino,” the Spanish word for “murderer,” in black ink atop the shoulder of the Argentine Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Greco said a police report has been filed and City Hall security personnel are reviewing surveillance camera footage. The exhibit, which went up Sept. 22 to honor Hispanic History Month, includes approximately 40 posters depicting Latino historical...
  • In New Haven, Democratic National Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz rallies troops (wear eye protection)

    07/19/2014 5:15:12 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 18, 2014 | Mary E. O’Leary
    First speaking to the choir at a roundtable discussion attended by area female political leaders, they then moved over to the party’s campaign headquarters on Fitch Street. Schultz, a congresswoman from Florida, said when she returns home to her district, “no one asks us when are we going to get back to investigating Benghazi; no one asks us when the heck are you finally going to sue Barack Obama; no one says please vote for the 57th time to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take my health care away, yet those are the things that reach the top of...
  • In New Haven, some see sagging pants as statement, others as fueling stereotype

    07/07/2014 9:42:26 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 29 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 6, 2014 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    “The saggin’ started in the prison where inmates couldn’t wear belts, but in jail culture things started to transcend,” said community activist Leonard Jahad, the state’s top New Haven probation supervisor, “The left pant leg rolled up meant you’re in a certain gang and both pant legs rolled up meant something else,“ Jahad said. “When pants are down like the kids wear on the streets, in prison, it means you are available to the next man for sexual activity.” Smith, who’s also entertainment director of the youth development organization Ice the Beef, said he and his peers don’t view the...
  • State law means names of state employee fraudsters stay secret (CT)

    07/04/2014 4:18:07 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | Friday, July 4, 2014 | Ed Jacovino
    The state employees were disciplined for lying to get money through the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, an extension of food stamps available to poor residents who lost food or income in September 2011 after Hurricane Irene hit here as a tropical storm. While Larson said the law merits revisiting, other members of the state's congressional delegation weren't so forthcoming about their views on the state measure or the similar federal law that have left taxpayers in the dark about the conduct and punishment of state employees -- many of whom were fired but rehired after they appealed. U.S. Sens....
  • VA health centers on lock down in West Haven, Newington (Connecticut)

    05/20/2014 9:59:59 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | May 20, 2014 | unattributed
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care campuses in West Haven and Newington were limiting access and were on lockdown status Tuesday morning because of a “potential threat,” to the West Haven campus. The VA confirmed the lockdown status in a press release Tuesday morning, saying the threat was made by an individual.
  • At Yale’s Class Day, Kerry warns of an ‘excess of isolation’

    05/18/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 17 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | May 18, 2010 | Jim Shelton
    Today, Kerry observed, America seems to have swung from an “excess of intervention” in the world to an “excess of isolation.” “Today, the felt needs are growing at a faster pace than ever before, piling up on top of each other while the response in legislatures of foreign capitals seems nonexistent or frozen,” Kerry said. “It’s not that the needs aren’t felt. It’s that people around the world seem to have grown used to seeing systems or institutions failing to respond. The result is an obvious, deepening frustration, if not exasperation, with institutional governance.” A world of deferred decisions and...
  • I met some Democrats yesterday

    02/26/2014 12:07:35 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 21 replies
    personal rant | Feb 26, 2014 | BillyBonebrake
    I met some Democrats yesterday at the southbound on-ramp at exit 63 of the Wilbur Cross Parkway in North Haven, CT. It was the height of rush hour. Some of you may have experienced the delay. We found two brothers in the front of a late model Camry. They’d been tapped on the rear bumper by a fellow driver (a daily occurrence on these on-ramps). There was not a scratch on the car. CT State Police, North Haven FD, a tow unit and our EMS unit were on scene on a priority one (lights and sirens) basis, as result of...
  • Vanity: What were the rules for employers before Obamacare?

    12/26/2013 6:03:04 PM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 34 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 26, 2013 | BillyBonebrake
    During our family gathering yesterday my father-in-law (who is an labor arbitrator in a blue state) told me employers of 50+ full timers have always been required to offer health insurance. He essentially said the ACA's employer mandate is nothing new. I was flabbergasted and told him I thought he was wrong. He got HOT quick. So I dropped it. But its something I would like to verify and haven't been able to find anything. The subject is a big one for me because my 35-40 hours a week as a part time EMT will soon be cut down to...
  • Connecticut panel refers lawmaker for criminal probe

    10/16/2013 6:40:01 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 5 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | AP wire
    A commission investigation found Christina Ayala falsely registered to vote in July 2009 at a Bridgeport address where she’s not a bona fide resident. She remained registered at that address until January 2013 and voted in nine primaries and elections. She also applied for public campaign financing from that address. A message left with Ayala’s legislative office seeking comment was not immediately returned. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed Ayala on Wednesday from her legislative committee assignments.
  • Connecticut insurance costs among Obamacare's highest

    09/26/2013 12:53:25 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | Sept. 26, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
    Shortly after the HHS report was released, the leader of the state's health insurance exchange issued a response. "Unfortunately, this is not surprising, given that CT currently has the 4th highest medical costs in the U.S., underscoring how various marketplace variables impact premium rates," said Kevin Counihan, Access Health CT president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, CT has a substantial number of mandated benefits when compared to other states, as well as broad provider network requirements, both of which tend to drive higher premiums. We look forward to being part of the dialogue to address these important issues moving forward...
  • Pikes Peak on a Skateboard

    09/12/2013 7:27:31 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | September 12, 2013 | Dan Carson
    If you haven’t had a good look at this terrifying sport, it’s time for you to check out this video from the Pike’s Peak Downhill. On Sept. 8, over 50 of the world’s fastest skateboarders met up to compete on a breathtaking course set in Colorado’s most visited mountain summit.
  • Milford police on the hunt for two armed street robbery suspects wearing hoodies (PC Barf alert)

    07/29/2013 4:48:38 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 6 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Jul 28, 2013 | unattributed
    Police said a preliminary investigation shows the two victims were walking when they were approached by two males wearing hooded shirts; one of the men brandished a handgun. The suspects took personal property from the victims and fled the area, heading Northbound on Gulf Street toward New Haven Avenue. A police K9 team conducted a search of the area which terminated in the area of Bedford Street, police said. No one was injured during the incident. The victims told police the robbers were wearing dark jeans and dark, zipped up hooded jackets.
  • DeLauro ties frozen food recall, threat of sequestration

    03/30/2013 11:18:56 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 46 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | March 30, 1013 | Staff
    "This situation highlights the need to maintain our investments in our nation’s public health infrastructure. The outbreak was identified because of the strong leadership of state and federal public health officials and a robust PulseNet. Without adequate resources, we are asking those same officials to protect us with one hand tied behind their back. We should not let the deeply harmful, across-the-board cuts known as sequestration result in less funding for their work.”
  • Univision: The untold story of what 'Fast and Furious' wrought in Mexico

    09/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Sept. 29, 2012 | Patrik Jonsson
    At 7 p.m. on Sunday, Univision says it’ll air a blockbuster investigation detailing the impact of the deeply flawed gunrunning investigation, which operated between Oct. 2009 and January 2011. The Spanish-language channel says the “Aqui y Ahora” program will expose the true deadly toll of a covert program where US officials allowed over 2,000 high-powered rifles to “walk” into the hands of violent Mexican cartels. Expecting American interest, Univision will caption the program in English.
  • Politico website wierdness

    08/23/2012 2:15:12 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 3 replies
    Aug 23, 2012 | BillyBonebrake
    I occasionally post comments at the Politico website and make an equal number of freinds and enemies, which keeps it interesting. Now here's the rub: I am notified via my facebook account whenever there are replies to my comments. Each and every time I click back onto the article to see those replies there is a "webpage cannot be displayed" message where the comments on the article should appear. Today I hit the refresh button on the article and got attacked by a virus. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this when duking it out on politico. Is there...
  • Police: Coroner rules Rodney King death was accidental drowning, drugs in system

    08/23/2012 11:19:05 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 23, 1012 | unattributed
    Toxicology tests showed that King had a blood-alcohol level of .06 and amounts of PCP, cocaine and marijuana in his system, the captain said. “Mr. King was in a state of drug- and alcohol-induced delirium at the time of the terminal event and either fell or jumped into the swimming pool,” DeAnda said. “Obviously, the effects of the drugs and alcohol combined precipitated some kind of cardiac arrhythmia, thus incapacitated Mr. King, and he was unable to save himself.”
  • State house candidate Christina Ayala charged after crash (hit & run Dem)

    08/17/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | August 17, 2012 | Brian Lockhart and Frank Juliano
    State House candidate Christina Ayala, who won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in the 128th District, is facing several charges after police said she fled the scene of an accident Wednesday night with two minors in her car ... Ayala had pulled over about a block-and-a-half up the street to survey the damage to her car. "She never looked back one time, never walked back one time, never even paid attention to the car she hit," Stokes said. Kenneth Stokes followed Ayala after she got back inside her vehicle and pulled away. He said he pulled next to her at...
  • Naked home invasion suspect shot by 67-year-old Milford resident

    07/23/2012 3:01:32 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Brian McCready
    According to the homeowner he pleaded with Prue to leave his home and the suspect then initiated a physical altercation against the city resident, who then shot Prue in the chest. Nielsen said Prue is in police custody at the New Haven hospital. He said Prue has not been formally charged while he undergoes medical treatment, but faces a whole host of charges. The department’s investigation revealed a 2000 Volvo grey car registered to Prue was parked a short distance away from the victim’s home with the trunk lid opened. Inside the vehicle, police found crack cocaine and paraphernalia used...
  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy slams N.J. Gov. Chris Christie in WNPR interview

    07/23/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 11 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Register Staff
    As for Christie, Malloy said, “I didn’t start the fight with Christie. He made a rather snarky comment about me not having read the manual (for being a governor). But the reality is you couldn’t have two states going in opposite directions to the same extent that we are.” Malloy made his remarks in an appearance on Colin McEnroe’s radio talk show on WNPR Monday afternoon. Malloy blasted “the games” that Christie is playing with the funding of pensions, saying he’s “kicking the can down the road.” Malloy is a Democrate is Christie is a Republican. The comments came after...
  • Romney Needs Christie to Fight "The Chicago Way"

    07/17/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 17, 2012 | Tom Bevan
    Obviously, there’s a risk in picking someone as blunt and unscripted as Christie. But the upside is far more significant, especially when viewed against of all of Romney’s “safer choices.” Christie is the person with the stature, the verbal skills, and the star power needed to drive the national narrative in Romney’s favor by taking on Obama and his other favorite hobby horse, the national media.
  • Obama wants Mideast peace in second term

    07/15/2012 6:20:16 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Obama's agenda for a second term includes bringing peace to the Middle East. "I have not been able to move the peace process forward in the Middle East the way I wanted," he said in an interview with WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. "It's something we focused on very early. But the truth of the matter is, that the parties, they've got to want it as well."
  • Feds allege Bass Pro job discrimination

    07/11/2012 9:48:28 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 18 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | July 11, 2012 | Brian Lockhart
    The suit, announced by the EEOC on Sept. 21, alleged that Bass Pro, since at least November 2005, has been denying qualified blacks and Hispanics retail positions such as cashier, sales associate, team leader, supervisor and manager. The lawsuit specifically cited incidents at Bass Pro locations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana. Founded in the early 1970s, Missouri-based Bass Pro operates 58 stores throughout the United States and Canada. Bridgeport is one of four more planned locations.
  • Citizens' Agenda: Is corporate personhood an important election issue for you? (New Haven barf)

    06/04/2012 5:27:26 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 4, 2012 | Register Staff
    As part of our Citizens' Agenda project, we are asking voters which issues matter the most to you in Election 2012. Reporters will be assigned to the top issues you help identify in the survey below. ... The New Haven Board of Aldermen's Human Services Committee in May voted in favor of a resolution calling on Congress and the Connecticut General Assembly to support repeal of the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The full board votes at 7 tonight at City Hall, 165 Church St.
  • Mexico left in the dark on Fast and Furious, ambassador says

    05/31/2012 7:27:12 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 15 replies
    The LA Daily Worker ^ | May 31, 2012 | Jamie Goldberg
    In March, Rep. Adam B. Schiff(D-Burbank) introduced legislation that would create two-year prison sentences for "straw purchasers," who acquire weapons to sell to Mexican gun smugglers. Currently, straw purchasers face probation or minimal jail time. Yet he worries that Republicans may oppose the legislation in order to keep the focus on the Fast and Furious debacle. "The Justice Department's inspector general is doing an investigation, and members on both sides of the aisle agree that we need to get the facts," Schiff said. "What I don't want is the continual use of this investigation for political purposes that distract us...
  • Islamic convention targets anti-Shariah movement

    05/25/2012 2:13:23 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    WTNH ^ | May 25, 2012 | unknown
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some 15,000 Muslims are expected to attend a weekend convention in Hartford dedicated to religious freedom, part of a nationwide campaign against what organizers describe as overwhelming bigotry and hatred. The theme for the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America is "Defending Religious Freedom, Understanding Shariah." It was chosen in response to bills introduced in more than 20 statehouses around the United States to ban the use of Shariah, the Islamic system of law, and other foreign legal codes.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s true American lineage (Barf)

    05/21/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    ... So Warren's claim to be "part Indian" is correct in mythical terms. Every old-school white Oklahoman is in this regard even if this in nominally not true. But it is not a lie to want to be Indian and to imagine your ancestors were. It is to be free of Europeanism."
  • MF Global Hearing

    03/28/2012 11:14:46 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 7 replies
    Is there a link out there for this hearing? I'm all over the C-Span website and cannot find any way to watch these worms squirm. It sure would be entertaining ...
  • Calls for Holder’s resignation heating back up as six more congressmen join the surge

    03/07/2012 5:53:36 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mar 7, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Spokespeople for Florida Republican Reps. Cliff Stearns and Mario Diaz-Balart told The Daily Caller their bosses agree with the surging group of members already demanding Holder’s resignation. Meanwhile, four new members have signed onto the official House resolution of “no confidence” in Holder — House Resolution 490 – because of Fast and Furious: Republican Reps. Bill Huizenga of Michigan, Cory Gardner of Colorado, and Pete Olson and Mike Conaway, both of Texas.
  • West Haven cop hit by alleged drunken driver (Sanctuary City next door)

    11/15/2011 6:01:47 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 4 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | Nov. 15, 2011 | Amanda Pinto
    "The driver involved, Elgio Ramirez-Aguilar, 27, of 264 Blatchley Ave., New Haven, allegedly had a blood-alcohol content that was about three times the legal limit at the time of the crash. Ramirez-Aguilar was charged with driving under the influence, failure to grant right of way at an intersection, operating a motor vehicle without a license and failure to insure ... "
  • White House Answers Congress in Gunwalker (CBS)

    09/26/2011 10:52:29 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    The members of Congress also asked for other documents and communications within the White House staff regarding Fast and Furious by September 23rd. No materials were provided, but the President's Attorney indicated some could be handed over by the end of this week.
  • Pelosi takes a break from debt ceiling crisis

    07/25/2011 7:24:46 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 20 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 7/25/11 | Abbe Smith
    EAST HAVEN — Taking a “time out” from attacking the debt ceiling crisis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi flew to Connecticut Sunday for a private political fundraiser for friend and fellow Democrat, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.
  • Snowboarder Pearce Seriously Injured

    01/01/2010 6:53:19 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 21 replies · 1,404+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Shira Springer
    Kevin Pearce of Norwich, Vt., considered a medal contender in snowboarding in the upcoming Vancouver Olympics, suffered a serious head injury during halfpipe training yesterday in Park City, Utah. Attempting a double cork twisting double backflip, the 22-year-old Pearce slammed his head against the edge of the halfpipe and was knocked unconscious. He was flown to the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, where doctors planned to drain fluid that was building up in his brain. ... In an interview seven weeks ago, Pearce talked about the difficulty of the double cork and how landing it would affect...
  • Two men held in assault on officer

    06/10/2009 4:44:44 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 15 replies · 978+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | June 10, 2009 | Noelle Frampton
    ... Officers ran out of police headquarters and responded from around the city to the officer's radio call for help from an apartment building at 557 Atlantic St. The mother of one suspect came to headquarters and demanded to know where her son was, saying she'd come from work because someone had told her he was being beaten unnecessarily by four cops and she would call President Barack Obama for help if necessary. "He's a good boy," she told police, slamming her hand on the window counter. ...
  • Sen Dodd releases Countrywide papers

    02/02/2009 11:31:43 AM PST · by BillyBonebrake · 76 replies · 4,457+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 2, 2009 | Rick Green
    With pressure growing on him to act, U.S. Sen Christopher Dodd Monday morning allowed reporters to view all of the loan documents and communication he and his wife had when negotiating mortgages with Countrywide Financial Corp. ... "I regret I did not do this sooner and I apologize to the people of Connecticut for the delay,'' said Dodd, who was joined by his wife Jackie Clegg Dodd in a sometimes tense meeting with reporters at his Hartford offices.
  • Probation for dead Derby baby's mom (no mention of the judge)

    07/30/2008 10:25:58 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 16 replies · 112+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | July 29, 2008 | A.P.
    DERBY — The mother of a 7-month-old girl who died from an overdose of cocaine and cold medicine has been given probation. Lois Tremblay, 41, was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation and must perform 100 hours of community service.