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  • 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
  • Run, Mike Bloomberg, run (Jennifer jumps the shark)

    07/24/2014 5:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | July 23, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s dramatic and defiant flight to Israel to protest the U.S. ban on flights to Ben Gurion airport got me thinking. Can anyone imagine Hillary Clinton doing anything so daring, so anti-authoritarian, as that? Has she ever done anything truly shocking and trend-setting? And that brings me to the ideal candidate to take her on from the left: Bloomberg. He has been a Democrat, a Republican and an independent (a man for all voters!). He is pro-choice, pro-gay marriage (much earlier than Clinton was), anti-gun, anti-smoking and anti-trans fat. Although he is a billionaire, he...
  • Mike Bloomberg: I'm Flying To Tel Aviv Tonight Because The FAA Is Stupid

    07/22/2014 9:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Chung
    Perhaps sensing a leadership vacuum with Mayor de Blasio enjoying la dolce vita overseas, former Mayor Bloomberg is back in the news. With an international message: He's traveling to Israel to blast the FAA's decision to ban flights to Israel. Earlier today, the FAA announced that flights to and from Tel Aviv would be prohibited for up to 24 hours after reports of a rocket strike landing about a mile from Ben Gurion this morning. Which prompted Bloomberg to plan a trip. He wrote on his website: This evening I will be flying on El Al to Tel Aviv to...
  • Bloomberg: Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

    07/12/2014 7:05:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | July 10, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    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 laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.” “In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads,” said Bloomberg in the interview published online Wednesday....
  • AP Acts As If Only Dems Have Problems With Bloomberg's Ridicule of Two Colorado Cities ( No Roads )

    07/11/2014 6:07:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    In what appears to be an act of leftist self-defense, an unbylined story at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, describes certain Colorado Democratic politicians' crticisms of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg over recent "off-base remarks about two of its cities," but noted no reactions from Republicans — who are genuinely outraged, as opposed to arguably trying to cover their political tracks. ... Bloomberg told Simon Vozick-Levinson that in recent recall elections in the Centennial State, "The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's...
  • Bloomberg Disses Rural Colorado: 'I Don't Think There's Roads' in Colorado Springs or Pueblo

    07/10/2014 4:08:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at rural Colorado’s reaction to gun control during an interview with Rolling Stone in this month’s magazine, suggesting that only the parts of the country without even the most basic components of civilization would be opposed to more gun control. Bloomberg was asked about the successful recall races of Democratic State Senators in response to the strict gun control legislation passed in the state. “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get,” he said. ......
  • The real reason gun control is failing

    07/09/2014 12:00:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 8, 2014 | Ana Marie Cox
    Full title: The real reason gun control is failing. Americans are still OK with guns, and until we can change that, Michael Bloomberg's millions won't mean a thing But there is no such thing as a neutral position on guns, because there is no such thing as a neutral gun. Guns have one purpose: to kill things. They are no more neutral than a poison. Guns are not objects, and I doubt we can change the way our country deals with them by thinking of guns as merely potentially dangerous things that need to be regulated, no different than unstable...
  • BLOOMBERG'S GUN CONTROL GROUP HAS "NO INFLUENCE," PRODUCES NO RESULTS

    07/08/2014 3:20:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 8,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On July 7, CNN's John King told the Associated Press's Julie Pace that Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety has demonstrated "no influence" in the coming November elections.
  • Bloomberg’s gun group to start 2014 midterms strategy by surveying candidates

    07/06/2014 11:00:30 PM PDT · by RC one · 9 replies
    washington post ^ | July 6 at 9:46 PM | Philip Rucker
    The gun-control group founded by former New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I) will begin surveying all federal candidates in the 2014 midterm elections on gun issues Monday as it tries to become a political counterweight to the National Rifle Association.This is the first big step by Bloomberg — who has committed to spending $50 million of his personal fortune this year to build a national grass-roots movement that will pressure lawmakers to pass more restrictive gun laws — to devise a political strategy heading into the November elections. Bloomberg’s group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is asking all Senate and...
  • De Blasio closes Ramadan event to press, citing sit-down meal and prayer ( NYC )

    07/03/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Capital NY ^ | Jul. 3, 2014 | Azi Paybarah
    Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press office announced this morning a dinner he is hosting at Gracie Mansion tonight for Muslims will be closed press, despite initially being listed as open. The Ramadan Iftar dinner, according to de Blasio spokesman Phil Walzak, “was always designed to be closed but was erroneously listed as open” on the mayor’s schedule last night “due to an internal miscommunication.” Walzak also said, "Tonight's event is closed press because it is a sit-down dinner and there also is a praying portion. Last year and the year before this event was closed press — it historically has...
  • Tom Steyer wants to ‘penalize people’ who add to ‘climate risk’

    07/02/2014 2:24:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Watchdog dot org ^ | 7/1/2014 | Yaël Ossowski
    Speaking in New York City last week, Wall Street billionaire Tom Steyer laid clear his vision for penalizing people whose actions may contribute to climate change.“We need to reward people whose behavior reduces climate risk and penalize people who add to it,” said Steyer “If we can get this right, I think there’s no doubt that our economy is going to continue to do very well.”He was joined by several wealthy businessmen — such as Michael Bloomberg and former bankers and government officials Hank Paulson and Robert Reich— to unveil a report from Risky Business, an economic analysis of the...
  • Gun Grabber Michael Bloomberg Spends $250,000.00 to Get Thad Cochran Re-Elected

    06/13/2014 6:36:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 6/13/14 | Erick Erickson
    Hey Mississippi. You know Michael Bloomberg right? He’s the guy who wants to take your guns away. He’s the guy who created a non-profit group to agitate against the second amendment. He’s the guy spreading lies about the number of school shootings in the country. Michael Bloomberg is also the guy who just gave a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC $250,000.00. Gun grabbing Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy Thad Cochran’s re-election. Who do you think Thad Cochran will stand with the next six years if he gets re-elected. You people or the man who bought his re-election? That’s 250,000 reasons...
  • Michael Bloomberg Gave $250K To Boost A Candidate With An A+ NRA Rating

    06/13/2014 11:59:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate for gun control, recently gave $250,000 to help re-elect a Mississippi Republican with an A+ rating from the NRA. According to the latest campaign finance filings, Bloomberg gave $250,000 to Mississippi Conservatives PAC, a group aiming to re-elect veteran Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran, who is in the fight of his political life against his primary rival, Chris McDaniel. Bloomberg, a billionaire, has contributed heavily to groups pushing for more firearm regulations. In April, Bloomberg launched a $50-million campaign to counter the NRA. As a result, Bloomberg's political brand has become...
  • Michael Bloomberg Dumps Quarter Million Dollars into Mississippi to Help Thad Cochran

    06/13/2014 8:02:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 13, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $250,000 to the pro-Thad Cochran super PAC “Mississippi Conservatives” in late May, Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings the organization provided show. Bloomberg’s donation to the Super PAC supporting Cochran could end up becoming a kiss of death for Cochran in the heated runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who bested Cochran in the popular vote in the primary a little over a week ago, forcing a runoff a week from Tuesday.
  • Massive gun control march across the Brooklyn Bridge planned

    06/14/2014 8:16:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    CSM ^ | June 16, 2014 | Jonathan Lemire
    Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws. Saturday's demonstration, which comes after a wave of mass shootings across the US, is being underwritten by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most visible gun control advocates. The marchers — who will include relatives of some of those slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — will gather in downtown Brooklyn and then march across the bridge to City Hall. They will then hold a demonstration outside the building's gates and chant "Not one more,"...
  • Thad Cochran’s Unlikely Donor Lineup (Bloomberg, Parker)

    06/13/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 13, 2014 | Derek Willis
    The adage that politics makes for strange bedfellows may have few better examples than the Senate race in Mississippi, where Senator Thad Cochran faces Chris McDaniel, a state senator, in a June 24 runoff. The conservative Mitch McConnell, the moderate Michael Bloomberg and Sean Parker, a tech investor who usually backs Democrats, all agree on one thing: Mr. Cochran is their guy. SNIP Mr. Bloomberg, the moderate former New York City mayor, has given millions of dollars to a super PAC focused on promoting candidates who support his positions on same-sex marriage and tougher gun laws and $2.5 million to...
  • Reynolds High School tragedy: more laws are not the answer

    06/13/2014 7:10:58 AM PDT · by holymoly · 5 replies
    Oregon Catalyst ^ | June 13. 2014 | Dan Lucas
    On Tuesday morning a 15-year-old killer murdered fellow student Emilio Hoffman, age 14, and wounded a teacher at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon. The killer brought an AR-15 type rifle, a semi-automatic pistol and enough ammunition to do far more harm – but he was stopped before he could by police. The police were aided by a brave teacher and by a well-practiced school lockdown. After being confronted and exchanging gunfire with police, the killer committed suicide. Police also found the killer had brought a large knife. Within hours, politicians were already attempting to exploit the tragedy – including...
  • CNN Scrutiny Corners Bloomberg Group As 'Every Liar For Gun Safety,' Says CCRKBA

    06/12/2014 11:50:56 AM PDT · by holymoly · 9 replies
    Virtual Press Office ^ | Jun 12, 2014 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    BELLEVUE, Wash., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated CNN for helping to expose what now appears to be a deliberate deception by Michael Bloomberg's "Everytown for Gun Safety" that claims there have been 74 school shootings since the December 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy. That figure is also being questioned by other news outlets after one curious journalist looked at the list of shootings released by the Everytown group, along with a map, and discovered that many didn't happen on school campuses, and others were gang-related events after school...
  • A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

    06/12/2014 11:57:27 AM PDT · by holymoly · 7 replies
    MyFOX8.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | CNN Wire
    After Tuesday’s shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months. That’s the time period since the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were shot to death. The statistic came from a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella group started by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a passionate and public advocate of gun control. Without a doubt, that number is startling. So on Wednesday, CNN took a closer look at the...
  • How many school shooting incidents has the U.S. had since Sandy Hook? PolitiFact Oregon

    06/12/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by holymoly · 18 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | Dana Tims
    Within hours of Tuesday's shooting at Reynolds High School, a startling statistic began circulating on Twitter and other social media sites: The incident was the 74th school shooting in the U.S. since the December 2012 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. That works out to nearly one school shooting a week since Newtown, when 20 students and six staff members were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But is it true? A lot, it turns out, depends on how "school shooting" is defined. The statistic comes from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group based in New York and started by former...
  • Media feeding frenzy over open carry guns in restaurants much ado about nothing

    06/03/2014 8:03:55 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2014 | john Lott
    The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” But their assertions couldn’t be more misleading. The headline at USA Today saying “No Guns Inside” or at MSNBC and Huffington Post saying “No-Gun Policies” are simply wrong. A big deal has been made of Starbucks, Jack in the Box, Chipotle, Wendy's, Applebee's, Chili’s and Sonic’s supposed bans on guns, with Bloomberg’s groups declaring “victory.”...
  • Bloomberg bashes liberal McCarthyism at Harvard commencement

    05/29/2014 4:33:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2014 | BY SCOTT MALONE AND DANIEL LOVERING
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his commencement address at Harvard University on Thursday to bash a U.S. academic culture that he described as increasingly intolerant of ideas from outside a narrow liberal spectrum. Citing the campus protests that caused luminaries including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde to back out of planned speeches, Bloomberg criticized students and faculty for being hostile to ideas that clashed with their own ideologies. Standing amid the centuries-old stone buildings of Harvard Yard, he compared the atmosphere in U.S. academia to that which prevailed during Senator...
  • Michael Bloomberg Compares Ivy League ‘Censorship’ to Soviet Russia in Harvard Speech

    05/29/2014 2:34:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    First he said "OMG" to get the kids on his side. Then former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg (Harvard MBA '66) did his Bloomberg thing in a commencement speech today, calling for bipartisanship and civility and all that. "There is an idea floating around college campuses — including here at Harvard — that scholars should be funded only if their work conforms to a particular view of justice," he said. "There's a word for that idea: censorship. And it is just a modern-day form of McCarthyism." An edited version of the speech was then posted, fittingly, on Bloomberg's centrist pet project...
  • Typical misinformation put out by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action on Santa Barbara shooting

    05/25/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 12 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 25, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Given the Santa Barbara killers’ hatred of women (though 4 of the 6 people killed were men), it is understandable that the topic of violence against women would be discussed. Not too surprisingly, despite the fact that half of those killed were killed by being stabbed, gun control organizations have been pushing for more gun control. In particular, Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action makes this claim about female victims of firearm homicides. . . . It seems doubtful that Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action could even make this comparison across all countries. The UNODC data allows you to break down murders by...
  • Bloomberg: Attacks On Clinton About Benghazi Are ‘Cheap Politics’

    05/12/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 5/12/14 | washington.cbslocal.com
    Bloomberg: Attacks On Clinton About Benghazi Are ‘Cheap Politics’ WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to the defense of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by dismissing the criticism she has received over the 2012 Benghazi attacks. In an interview with Politico, Bloomberg said the criticism is nothing more than “cheap politics.” “Hillary, you know, I’ve worked with [when she was a] senator and just as a friend, that sort of thing,” Bloomberg told Politico. “I think most of the criticisms of Hillary are totally unfounded — you can maybe disagree with her policies,...
  • Michael Bloomberg defends Hillary Clinton on Benghazi

    05/12/2014 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12,2014 | Maggie Haberman
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says people who are criticizing Hillary Clinton over her handling of the Benghazi attacks are engaging in “cheap politics,” and that both she and Jeb Bush would be “quality” presidential choices.
  • Arianna Huffington Asks Moms to Join 'Everytown for Gun Safety' Anti-Gun Group for Mother's Day

    05/12/2014 2:45:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | May 9, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Liberal website entrepreneur Arianna Huffington is emailing mothers, asking them to join an anti-gun group for Mother’s Day. In an email promoting Everytown for Gun Safety, Huffington encourages mothers to join the Bloomberg-funded group. "'Wow. Just wow.' That's all I can think as I watch this movement grow and organize and fight for stronger gun laws in every corner of the country," Huffington writes. "It's simply amazing. And as a mom, I'm so incredibly proud to call myself a member. Moms are on the move! Can you help us expand the size of our movement so that we reach even...
  • Bloomberg Writer Attacks Sen. Tim Scott as ‘Affirmative Action’ Token

    05/09/2014 6:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Senator Tim Scott is a product of Republican reverse racism and low expectations, according to a Bloomberg News editorial board member. In a racially charged screed entitled “Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks?” Francis Wilkinson dismisses South Carolina Republican Scott, the first African-American to represent a southern state since the Republican senators of the Reconstruction era, as a “thing most rare and precious” who offers the GOP “both an absolution for the past and a shield for the present and future.” Wilkinson offers little evidence for his thesis, and at least one claim — that Scott has achieved...
  • Bloomberg Announces First New Digital-Led, Multi-Platform Brand: Bloomberg Politics

    05/05/2014 12:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News / Business Wire ^ | May 4, 2013 | Marc La Vorgna and Ty Trippet
    Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith and Bloomberg News Editor-In-Chief Matthew Winkler today announced Bloomberg Politics – the first in series of new digital-led, multi-platform brands that will live across all Bloomberg platforms. In March, Bloomberg announced a new, broad strategy for consumer media properties, including the development of new digital assets and a multi-platform approach. Bloomberg Politics, the first of the brands being launched under this new direction, will be created, launched, and overseen by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who will also lead political coverage across all Bloomberg platforms – Web, mobile, television, digital video, print magazines,...
  • Head Of Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Resigns

    05/05/2014 1:17:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 5/5/14 | Brian Anderson
    It’s been a rough rollout for 2nd Amendment hater Michael Bloomberg’s gun control effort Everytown For Gun Safety. It’s been two weeks since the billionaire announced the group and his personal commitment of $50 million and already he’s lost 2 key members. Five days ago former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge quit and today, Everytown’s president Mark Glaze is resigning. Glaze, who has been with Bloomberg since 2011 as the head of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was rather vague as to why he is leaving Everytown just weeks after its formation saying: “It is time for me to hand off...
  • CT senators take new aim at gun control

    05/04/2014 11:14:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | May 1, 2014 | Ana Radelat
    A year after a modest proposal to change gun laws failed in the Senate, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have switched tactics. They plan to introduce a bill that would forbid anyone under a temporary restraining order from owning a gun. “It’s just common sense that someone who is the subject of a temporary restraining order shouldn’t be able to buy a gun,” Murphy said. Under current federal law, those under permanent court orders are barred from owning firearms, but not those under temporary court orders. Blumenthal said that those under temporary court orders, often imposed when there’s...
  • The Terminal Vagueness of ‘Everytown’

    05/04/2014 6:49:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 5/2/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Well, well, well — another one bites the dust. No sooner had Michael Bloomberg’s latest gun-control effort been launched upon an indifferent nation than the group’s head honcho had announced that he was stepping down. “It’s time for me to hand off the fight to somebody else,” Everytown for Gun Safety’s executive director, Mark Glaze, explained to Yahoo News yesterday afternoon. “It’s a tough issue and a tough grind . . . and there’s a point where you feel you’ve done all you can do.”
  • Bloomberg, concerned moms aim to mess with Texas gun laws

    05/03/2014 11:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | May 1, 2014 | Carolyn Jones
    AUSTIN, Texas — Central Texas Gun Works is in a nondescript strip mall in the southern part of Texas’ capital city. It’s a gun store and firearm training center that’s located, somewhat improbably, two doors down from an acupuncture center. Customers can buy handguns and long guns, as well as a miniature pink firearm with “My First Rifle” engraved on the stock. Posters from the National Rifle Association gild the waiting room. T-shirts saying “Buy a Gun. Annoy a Liberal” are also for sale. It’s into this Texas microcosm that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has dropped a...
  • The real reason Michael Bloomberg cares about guns

    05/03/2014 9:55:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | April 25, 2014 | Malcolm Harris
    During Michael Bloomberg’s three terms as mayor of New York, he loved nothing more than to lord over the nation’s largest city. Now he’s just a normal civilian multibillionaire, sitting right below the prime minister of India on the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful people — a lowly position that is no doubt a source of immense personal disappointment. Short of patrolling New York’s parks in a spandex bodysuit to inflict vigilante justice on cigarette smokers and super-sized Slurpee drinkers, what’s a rich ex-mayor to do? Luckily for Bloomberg, in American politics, controlling sublime amounts of capital is...
  • Anti-Gun Activist Shannon Watts Isn’t Who She Seems to Be (Not even her real name)

    05/01/2014 5:45:34 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 13 replies
    Freedom outpost ^ | April 30th 2014 | The Common Constitutionalist
    She has actually been a public-relations/communications executive for a couple of decades. The Huffington post wrote that she has been Susie homemaker for the last five years, but her own LinkedIn account states that in December of 2008 Susie homemaker founded her own public relations agency.
  • Raw Journolist emails: Do Tea Party members ‘parallel’ Nazis?

    07/29/2010 9:08:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 4+ views
    the daily caller ^ | 7/29/10 | staff
    Editor’s note: Bloomberg reporter Ryan Donmoyer wanted readers to know the context in which he wondered whether tea party members “parallel” Nazis. Below is the full thread in which the quote occurred. Andrew Golis Aug 6, 2009, 8:16pm Fistfights in Tampa at a townhall: http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/08/had_to_happen.php?ref=fpblg ——————————————————————– Ryan Donmoyer Aug 7, 2009, 8:08am You know, at the risk of violating Godwin’s law, is anyone starting to see parallels here between the teabaggers and their tactics and the rise of the Brownshirts? Esp. Now that it’s getting violent? Reminds me of the Beer Hall fracases of the 1920s. ——————————————————————– Michael Kazin Aug...