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  • Media misfire? Columbia J-school, Bloomberg unite to teach gun coverage

    03/31/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Critics who think the media has an anti-firearm agenda won't like the lineup behind a high-powered, upcoming seminar aimed at training reporters to cover the issue of gun violence. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the vaunted New York institution that hands out the annual Pulitzer prizes, is sponsoring the session through its Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Also helping to bankroll the event, in Phoenix May 29-30, is Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit, pro-gun control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A series of speakers has been lined up and, critics say, it...
  • #BanHighCapacityAircraft: More “News” From the Rabbit Hole

    03/29/2015 8:44:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-29-2015 | MOTUS
    Today’s post, direct from the Rabbit Hole:Due to the recent mass murder of 149 men, women and children with a high-capacity Airbus A320 airplane – which is just the most recent in an epidemic of suicidal airplanes – airplane safety rules are being reviewed by the Federal Transportation Department for possible revision.Under the leadership of luminaries like former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg as well as other well known anti-gun politicians and Hollywood activists, grass root advocacy groups have been quickly organized and funded. One of the largest to-date is Mothers Against Planes* (MAP). They’ve already begun to lobby Congress for...
  • Why Michael Bloomberg's latest push for gun control is all wrong

    03/13/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 13, 2015 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws. From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. Then again, he is worth of over $36 billion. But Bloombeg’s newest campaign has become so extreme that even gun control advocates may wonder that he is becoming a liability to their cause. And he has already earned a reputation for fabricating numbers, with even liberal-leaning PolitiFact slamming Bloomberg for exaggerating the number of school...
  • The worst MN gun control bill we've seen in years!

    03/04/2015 8:03:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    GOCRA email ^ | 3-4-15 | andrew rothman
    This week, Rep. Dan Schoen and Sen. Ron Latz introduced...well, we call it the Sign Away Your Rights & Rat Out Your Family Act. The Bloomberg bill, HF1361/SF1289, starts with the assumption that every gun owner is a ticking time bomb. The bill would encourage doctors to trick you into giving up your gun rights, and encourage your most anti-gun family member to petition a court to take away your Second Amendment rights. Grief isn't a crimeTricks and kicks gun owners when they're down. Everyone has moments in life where things seem hopeless. A death in the family, a job...
  • Early-riser Bloomberg irks sleepy-eyed staffers

    03/03/2015 6:19:25 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 1, 2015 | Gary Buiso
    Michael Bloomberg is back at the company he founded ... Everyone who works for him is hoping he leaves, but since they can’t say that outright, they’re hoping it will get leaked to the press
  • Bloomberg Backed Gun Bill Dead in Vermont

    02/28/2015 11:12:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A bill  pushed by Everytown for Gun Sense, a Mike Bloomberg funded operation, has floundered against intense grassroots opposition in Vermont. Vermont has some of the least infringements on second amendment rights in the country.  Vermont always had constitutional carry, with no permit required, for its entire history.  Vermont has always had one of the lowest crime rates in the country.   From burlingtonfreepress.com, a Gannet company: Supporters of the bill faced strong headwinds, including the opposition of Gov. Peter Shumlin and pushback from Vermont's hunters and police chiefs. The most controversial provision would have required almost all private gun...
  • Disarm young Blacks says Bloomberg. It’s for their own good

    02/17/2015 11:08:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/15 | Doug Book
    Be it New York’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel or the Windy City’s decades of Mayors Daley, Democrat politicians have shown no genuine interest in Blacks apart from the support they are expected to deliver on Election Day. Like the 2 year old thoroughly out of place at a dinner party, it is the proper and expected role of big city minorities to be seen—if absolutely necessary—but certainly not heard. Unfortunately, Blacks are bound to be seen and heard when 400 to 500 murders are committed each year on Chicago’s West and South sides. That’s the sort of...
  • Audio Surfaces Of Micahel Bloomberg’s Attempts To Ban Minorities From Owning Guns

    02/17/2015 9:14:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    TEA Party.org ^ | 2/16/15
    (gopthedailydose) - An audio recording of a talk former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has attempted to block from being broadcast has surfaced online. The full audio of the Feb. 6 event, held at the Aspen Institute, shows that the 73-year-old media mogul’s remarks about minorities and gun control were even more candid in some respects than initially reported. “It’s controversial, but first thing is all of your — 95 percent of your murders, and murderers, and murder victims fit one [unintelligible]. You can just take the description, Xerox it, and pass it out to all of the cops....
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Michael Bloomberg blocks footage of Aspen Institute appearance

    02/15/2015 9:50:52 PM PST · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Karl Herchenroeder
    Michael Bloomberg representatives have asked the Aspen Institute not to distribute footage of his recent appearance in Aspen, where the three-term New York City mayor made pointed comments concerning minorities and gun control. Appearing before nearly 400 people in Aspen on Feb. 5, the billionaire founder of Bloomberg L.P. argued that in order to save lives, police should seize guns from male minorities between ages 15 and 25.
  • Gun-grabbing Bloomberg: Minorities can’t handle guns, so disarm everybody

    02/08/2015 2:54:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 8, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Every now and then, liberals let their masks slip off to reveal their true feelings and agendas. That was the case Friday, when former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the stage at the Aspen Institute to discuss marijuana legalization, which he decried as stupid, according to the Aspen Times. He also touted vocational education and, of course, his favorite topic, gun grabbing. The latter point was glossed over by the Times but deserves a hard look. Not only did Bloomberg call for taking away Americans’ right to arms, as he usually does, but this time, he suggested targeting...
  • Climate Change’s Bottom Line

    02/01/2015 6:08:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 31, 2015 | By BURT HELM
    It was 8 degrees in Minneapolis on a recent January day, and out on Interstate 394, snow whipped against the windshields of drivers on their morning commutes. But inside the offices of Cargill, the food conglomerate, Greg Page, the company’s executive chairman, felt compelled to talk about global warming. Mr. Page is a member of the Risky Business Project, an unusual collection of business and policy leaders determined to prepare American companies for climate change. It’s a prestigious club, counting a former senator, five former White House cabinet members, two former mayors and two billionaires in the group. The 10...
  • Did Bloomberg try to buy the New York Times?

    01/23/2015 6:38:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Talk about your what-ifs. New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports this morning that Michael Bloomberg attempted to engage Arthur Sulzberger in talks to buy the New York Times as his final term as mayor in the Big Apple came to an end. Sulzberger shrugged him off, but Sherman says Bloomberg still wants the newspaper in his empire: Near the end of Bloomberg’s time as mayor, he told Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. that he was interested in buying the Times, according to a source with direct knowledge of the conversation. Sulzberger replied that the paper was not...
  • Dart Center for Shoddy Journalism?

    01/23/2015 8:50:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence".   It is from dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. In their invitation to apply for a two day workshop in which they purport to educate journalists about how to report on guns and "gun violence", they list a  highly questionable "fact". They state that: Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary only two years ago. Presumably, this is taken from...
  • Bloomberg Gun Control Group: Seven People Tried Buying Guns Illegally Online

    01/22/2015 4:03:07 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    On January 21, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety announced that its three month study of online gun sales in Vermont turned up “seven … people [who] were prohibited by law from possessing firearms.” Everytown’s response? More gun control needed now.
  • Email to Kate at the Dart Center on their Media Workshop on Guns and Gun Violence

    01/18/2015 9:29:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma has accepted money from the highly partisan Everytown for Gun Safety to put on a two day seminar on covering guns and gun violence.  They have already been criticized for creating a propaganda vehicle using money supplied by Michael Bloomberg.   As their article includes the sensationalist and discredited claim that there have been "nearly 100 school shootings"  since Sandy Hook, it is hard to consider them unbiased.   Nonetheless, I sent the point of contact an email asking that she include voices with assumptions other than that of Michael Bloomberg.  Here is...
  • WYNN RESORTS CO-FOUNDER JOINS PUSH TO OUTLAW PRIVATE GUN SALES IN NEVADA

    01/16/2015 12:33:25 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Jan 15,2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    Billionaire and Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn has joined Michael Bloomberg’s push to ban private gun sales in the state of Nevada. For her part, Wynn “will chair an advisory board that is working to pass a background check initiative that recently qualified for the 2016 ballot.”
  • The QUIET Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    01/07/2015 9:58:47 PM PST · by lee martell · 3 replies
    January 7 2015 | Lee Martell
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last year during his final days as Mayor, that he would not publicly criticize Bill deBlasio in his first year in office. So far, he has kept that promise. "In the first year, in particular, when you're a new mayor, you just don't need a previous mayor criticizing your every move, and Rudy (Giuliani) never once did." Despite the fact that deBlasio and his team has bashed Bloomberg over the past year on his handling of Hurricane Sandy recovery and his failure to negotiate new contracts with city unions, Bloomberg has maintained his...
  • NY Mag writer out at Bloomberg after high school hoax

    12/21/2014 9:44:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 19, 2014 | Post Wires
    Jessica Pressler is no longer going to work at Bloomberg’s investigation unit after the disgraced New York magazine writer penned last week’s story about the Stuyvesant High School senior who allegedly made $72 million trading stocks, only to have it proved a hoax.
  • Grover Norquist, then and now on "washed up" Jeb Bush

    12/12/2014 1:39:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Adam Smith
    The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard chatted with Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist about Jeb Bush's refusal to sign Norquiest's pledge never to raise taxes and his comments a few years ago that he could support a deficit reduction deal that entailed $1 in tax increases to every $10 in spending cuts: ....Mr. Norquist said the 2012 hearing came at a time when “Republicans were all holding out on not raising taxes, and he was a guy from Florida, a former, washed-up politician from Florida not involved in that fight…and he jumps in says, ‘I’d raise taxes.’ You’re either...
  • Michael Bloomberg Targets 12 More States for Gun Control

    12/03/2014 9:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Although the elections and Michael Bloomberg's original $50 million pledge to beat the NRA are over, the former mayor is still spending money and is considering a push for gun control in 12 more states. The goal in some of the states is the same kind of initiative that Bloomberg and other one-percenters pushed through in Washington, while in others, the goal is to pressure legislators to support gun control expansion under the guise of fighting domestic violence or by following California's lead with "gun violence restraining orders."
  • Jay Leno caves to Deplorable Nanny State Mayor

    11/20/2014 6:30:25 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11-20-14 | Jazz Shaw
    Former late night host Jay Leno was scheduled to do an appearance at an annual event hosted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation in Connecticut this January. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT) focuses on pretty much what it sounds like… hunters and the gear they use to engage in the sport. Really dangerous sounding, eh? Well, to some it must have been, and the fact that the group is based in Newtown certainly bolstered their courage to complain. A petition posted by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence accuses Leno of “helping to legitimize a crass commercialism which...
  • NV: Gun Control Initiative Turns in 247,000 Signatures

    11/15/2014 9:17:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The initiative to ban private sales of firearms in Nevada appears to have more than enough signatures. The Bloomberg backed Nevadans for Background Checks has said that it has turned in 247,000 signatures for verification.   101,667 valid signatures are necessary to send the initiative to the legislature.   If the legislature does not enact the initiative into law, then the initiative goes to the voters in 2016.  From mohavedailynews.com: Nevadans for Background Checks said it delivered nearly 247,000 signatures to Clark County election officials in North Las Vegas, hours after leaders of a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana...
  • Supporters: Enough signatures to get gun background checks on ballot(NEVADA ALERT!)

    11/13/2014 6:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 11/11/2014 | Cy Ryan
    Supporters of a ballot initiative to require background checks for private gun sales say they have collected more than the required 101,667 signatures to get the issue before voters. If the signatures are verified, the measure will be presented to the Legislature. If lawmakers don’t pass the measure, it would go on the 2016 election ballot for voters to decide. The initiative says a person cannot sell a gun to another individual without a background check. It would impact private sales, including those conducted online and at gun shows. There are some exceptions, such as the transfer of a gun...
  • Mike Bloomberg takes his money local

    11/12/2014 3:04:35 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 11.11.14 | Mike Allen
    Michael Bloomberg’s $40 million spending splurge on politics for this year’s election taught him a lesson for 2016: You get a much better bang for your buck by trying to tip state and local elections than high-profile federal ones. So as the former New York mayor turned activist for gun control, healthier food choices, education reform, and other issues makes his spending plans for the next two years, he plans to weight his contributions more toward ballot measures, governor and school-board candidates, and away from House and Senate races, which have become glutted with outside money. “You can keep hitting...
  • The Ties That Bind Michael Bloomberg, Qatar and Radical Islam

    10/27/2014 5:34:12 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 19 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | October 27, 2014 | Terresa Monro-Hamilton and William Michael
    Michael Bloomberg, in addition to having been Mayor of New York City and currently being a wealthy elitist Leftist, has ongoing ties to the Islamic world and Qatar. In fact, many of his regulatory moves and his philanthropy efforts are connected to one degree or another with Qatar and Islamic nations, causes and endeavors. Qatar, the reader should be reminded, is the host country of the Muslim Brotherhood and is the primary supporter of the Arab Spring, including the genocidal Islamic State. Common Core is a huge, Progressive educational implementation in New York City which benefits Microsoft and a host...
  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • The Head of the CDC Was Behind the Big Gulp Soda Ban In New York

    10/16/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2014 | George Washington (blogger)
    Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure. But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.
  • Ricin Suspect Was Tracked via Mail Scanners

    06/07/2013 4:18:20 PM PDT · by usconservative · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 7th, 2013 | The Smoking Gun
    A high-tech computer system that captures images of “every mail piece that is processed” by the United State Postal Service was critical in helping federal agents track the Texas woman arrested today for allegedly sending ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a U.S. District Court complaint filed today against Shannon Guess Richardson, an FBI agent details how investigators traced the ricin letters back to New Boston, Texas, where the 35-year-old Richardson (seen below) lives with her husband.
  • Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun propaganda

    10/07/2014 11:05:35 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage. Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda. For example, Bloomberg’s Everytown, Mothers Demand Action, and Mayors Against Illegal guns have been caught padding the number of school shootings. While Everytown claimed 74 school shootings occurred between the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in December 2012 and June 2014, Politifact, which rated Everytown’s claim as “mostly false,” put the number of “incidents such as Sandy...
  • WOW: Moms Demand Action employee cites Goebbels’ words as wise words to live by

    09/28/2014 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 95 replies
    Alison A. Martin works for Moms Demand Action as their NY Chapter Leader. She looks a little young to be a mom, but who knows. She had this Twitter exchange yesterday:
  • How Bloomberg's Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring

    09/25/2014 6:43:22 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2014 | Frank Miniter
    With the midterms just over a month away New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending at least $50 million to make his gun-control agenda part of this election. His gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety has endorsed more than 100 federal and state candidates. They are also running television commercials, holding events and pushing their studies into the newsrooms of a mostly favorable press.
  • NRA outgunned? Gun control backers put millions behind background check measure

    09/25/2014 3:53:23 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Dan Springer
    When it comes to campaign spending on the right to bear arms, the National Rifle Association is almost never outgunned. But in Washington state, where voters soon will decide on one of the most restrictive background check laws in the country, the NRA is up against some of the deepest pockets in the world. And the NRA is getting outspent more than 7-1. “This is a terrible ballot initiative that was dreamed up by people who don’t even live in Washington,” NRA spokeswoman Catherine Mortensen said, “and it’s being financed by Michael Bloomberg of New York and his billionaire pals.”
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control. “Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado, Mr. Mayor,” said Herpin. “and not only do we have plenty of roads, but we are also home to the United States Air Force Academy, the U.S. Olympic Training Center and Committee Headquarters (which moved here from New York City), major...
  • Panera Bread asks customers not to bring guns to its restaurants (Freep a poll)

    09/08/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT · by matt04 · 114 replies
    <p>Panera Bread is asking customers not to bring guns into its restaurants. The request places it on a growing list of companies asking guests to refrain from toting firearms into their locations amid an ongoing nationwide debate about gun policy.</p>
  • Bloomberg/MDA and Target again?

    09/07/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    We all know Target caved to MDA and requested people not bring guns, which MDA took as a outright ban. According to some FB Posts and Tweets I saw recently it seems MDA or their members have realized that nothing has changed policy wise. I can't find anything official form MDA on a new campaign, but is seems like some of their members might have realized they were lied to and are not happy.
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros

    08/28/2014 6:06:29 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/26/14 | Ciandella
    As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda. Five top donors – Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer and George Soros’s own son, Jonathan – are major funders of the left. Together, they have contributed at least $2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, gun control, climate change alarmism and liberal candidates. That’s not how major media depicted them. Broadcast networks applauded when billionaire hedge fund...
  • Can This Democrat Win on a No More "Trayvon Martin Tragedies" Platform?

    08/26/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 26, 2014 | Tim Murphy
    Wilcox for Congress In a close primary duel, Arizona congressional candidate Mary Rose Wilcox targets her opponent's support for Stand Your Ground.Could the 2012 killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin prove a deciding factor in an Arizona Democratic congressional primary? Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox certainly hopes so. Seeking to gain an edge over her rival, ex-state Rep. Ruben Gallego, in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's primary, Wilcox's campaign has invoked Martin's shooting and her opponent's past support for a controversial Stand Your Ground law. "America doesn't need more Trayvon Martin tragedies," read a mailer distributed by...
  • There's Nothing SWEET About the National Soda Tax

    08/23/2014 12:20:38 PM PDT · by bamahead · 62 replies
    Reason ^ | August 23, 2014 | Baylen Linnekin
    Last month, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) proposed the SWEET Act, an excise tax on sweetened beverages. The tax, which has been billed as a national soda tax, would lay a one-cent duty on every teaspoon of sugar in soft drinks and other beverages. The proposal is intended "to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs." Why is this a good idea? “When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars, something has gone very wrong,” DeLauro told attendees. For the record, a pint of blueberries contains more than 40g of sugar. That’s about as...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • [Video] NRA Goes After Michael Bloomberg by Name With New Video Calling Him Out

    08/21/2014 9:06:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies
    gunssavelives.net ^ | August 20,2014 | NRA
    It looks like the NRA is taking the gloves off. No more beating around the bush. The National Rifle Association has released a new video calling out former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg directly.
  • Gun fight? National political donors spend hundreds of thousands on local Milwaukee sheriff's race

    08/12/2014 4:46:06 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 8-12-14 | Fox
    WASHINGTON – National political donors with deep pockets are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a local Wisconsin sheriff’s race that pits gun control groups against the National Rifle Association. On Tuesday, voters in Milwaukee County, Wis. will decide whether they’ll give controversial Sheriff David Clarke Jr. - a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights known for his outspoken ads -- another term in office or side with his opponent, police lieutenant Chris Moews.
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Mitch McConnell's wife sits on the board of a group working to kill the coal industry

    08/10/2014 10:56:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 8, 2014 | Chris Moody
    For the pro-coal senator, the "war on coal" begins at home. ... while McConnell presents himself as a defender of Kentucky coal mining, a member of his own family who serves as a key campaign surrogate is taking a role in an organization that funds one of the most aggressive anti-coal campaigns in the country. McConnell’s wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, sits on the board of directors of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which has plunged $50 million into the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal initiative, an advocacy effort with the expressed goal of killing the coal industry. In 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies...
  • Exclusive: Goldman group set to buy message system as alternative to Bloomberg - sources

    08/03/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sunday Auf 4, 2014 14 hours ago | By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Jennifer Saba
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street firms led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc are close to buying a stake in chat and instant messaging startup Perzo Inc in pursuit of an alternative to a similar application from Bloomberg LP, sources familiar with Goldman's plans said.
  • ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT

    08/01/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ILLINOIS TO ALLOW GUN CONTROL RECRUITERS AT CRIME PREVENTION EVENT We just got word that the Arlington Heights Park District will allow the BLOOMBERG MOMS to set up a recruitment booth at the National Night Out event. National Night Out is supposed to be a non-partisan, non-political public service event that informs citizens on how not to become a victim of crime. Arlington Heights has now turned National Night Out into a GUN CONTROL event by allowing the Moms' recruiters to have a booth at the event. Of course, no pro-gun organizations will be allowed to have a...
  • Hilarious Parody Skewers Mike Bloomberg Ad Trying to Scare Women About Guns

    07/31/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-31-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsIn response to the ridiculous ad from Everytown For Gun Safety that tries -- and fails -- to scare women out of defending themselves, a grassroots group has come out with a hilarious parody to show how women should really handle it.Grassroots network Liberty Pennsylvania's ad effectively skewers the Mike Bloomberg-funded group's lame attempt, which I profiled this morning. These battling ads show the utter futility of the gun-grabbers' attempts to convince Americans to give up their weapons of self-defense. And thankfully, women simply are not listening.  According to a survey conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 77%...
  • The View goes Pro Gun? (Pigs are flying)

    07/30/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT · by skyman · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 07/30/14 | Free Beacon
    Watch this clip on youtube about The View hosts discussing the latest anti-gun public service announcement commercial. Their reaction will surprise you. Link below The View goes pro gun