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  • 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 · 23 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 · 58 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...
  • Retired Justice Wants to Use Law to Fight Guns, While Former NYC Mayor Wants to Use Money

    04/27/2014 4:38:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 21, 2014 | Nick Chiles
    Just as retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is publicly declaring that the U.S. Constitution needs to be changed to restrict gun ownership to make it consistent with the wishes of the Founding Fathers, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is putting the National Rifle Association on notice that he intends to dig into his deep pockets and spend upwards of $50 million to influence local and state politicians to support gun control. Stevens gave an interview to ABC News to coincide with the publication of his new book, “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change...
  • Gun control protests fall flat in Indianapolis: Are gun grabbers overplaying their hand?

    04/27/2014 2:52:07 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | April 25 2014 | Tabitha Hale
    Gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg recently launched Everytown For Gun Safety, a fear-mongering anti-gun group intended to take on groups like the NRA. It’s only logical that anti-2nd Amendment groups would work hard to combat the 80,000+ strong NRA annual meeting happening this week in Indianapolis… and Lord knows, they’re trying. Unfortunately for them, it looks like Hoosiers appreciate their guns as much as the rest of the country.
  • Bloomberg Group Sends Hundreds Of Gun Reform Activists To NRA Convention

    04/25/2014 5:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 25, 2014 | Mike Hayes
    When Michael Bloomberg announced he would spend $50 million on gun control this year, he said he hoped to make the National Rifle Association “afraid.” This weekend, the Bloomberg-backed group Everytown for Gun Safety will help pay to send hundreds of anti-gun violence supporters to the NRA’s annual convention in Indianapolis. Cleopatra and Nathaniel Pendleton, parents of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old girl shot and killed in Chicago in 2013, are part of a group of survivors traveling to Indianapolis this weekend for the NRA convention with Bloomberg-backed Everytown for Gun Safety. Ten days after Michael Bloomberg announced a $50 million...
  • Piers Morgan pro-tip: NRA really assassin society promoting concealed-carry reciprocity....

    04/25/2014 2:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 25, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Come on, admit it — you miss having this kind of brilliance on television every weeknight, right? Piers Morgan celebrates the NRA’s Annual Meetings and their new push to provide clarity on interstate use of concealed-carry permits by employing a little character assassination: DRUDGE REPORT @DRUDGE_REPORT NRA calls for universal concealed carry law... http://drudge.tw/1iV8OkN Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan Who will stop these assassins? > RT @DRUDGE_REPORT NRA calls for universal concealed carry law... http://drudge.tw/1iV8OkN 8:42 AM - 25 Apr 2014 NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle...
  • Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday

    04/23/2014 8:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 22, 2013 | Gabe Gutierrez
    ATLANTA – Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.” But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.” At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including churches, bars and government buildings that don't have security checkpoints. The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms. It allows churches to "opt-in" if they want to allow...
  • What’s Wrong With This “Speeding Bullet” Picture?

    04/22/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Every Joe ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Wil Reagan
    In case you haven’t heard, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a “nationwide grass-roots network” to motivate anti-gun voters. That’s right, he’s trying to create an organization to oppose the NRA. You can read more about Bloomberg’s efforts in the NY Times. While I think Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety campaign is ridiculous and a waste of money, right now I just want to focus on this image that was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of the movement. Notice anything wrong with the photo? That’s right,...
  • Bloomberg’s New Gun-Grabber Group Wants to Invade Gun Owners’ Homes

    04/21/2014 7:52:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | April 21, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Driving on our roads is a privilege regulated at the state level through licensing. Gun ownership is a civil right guaranteed in the Constitution. Those facts in mind, let’s have a look at another of Everytown’s propaganda graphics. That graphic implies quite a lot. If Bloomberg were to get his way, police or some other government agency would be mandated to step into gun owners’ homes at regular intervals to keep tabs on the firearms and the people in those homes. We are already seeing a disturbing, even frightening, militarization of local police. Federal agencies that have no real police...
  • Pro-gun activists hijack Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Facebook page

    04/20/2014 10:13:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 19, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    File this under the early bird gets the worm. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he plans to spend $50 million of his vast wealth to create a “gun safety” group that he hopes will “outmuscle” the NRA, according to The New York Times. But the new group, “Everytown for Gun Safety,” was a little too slow on the draw when it came to getting control of the group name on Facebook, with pro-gun activists acquiring the name first, BuzzFeed reported. A Facebook page has been set up under the same name as Bloomberg’s new...
  • Bloomberg Rebuts Idea that Guns Can Be Used in Self-Defense

    04/19/2014 12:14:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 April 2014 | John Semmens
    In his continuing battle against the right of individuals to bear arms, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pooh-poohed the idea that guns might be a valid or necessary tool of self-defense. “The argument that an abused spouse might need a gun to defend herself is bogus,” Bloomberg insisted. “Very few spouses are actually totally beaten to death by abusive husbands. So, access to deadly force is seldom an appropriate response. A wife who escalates the situation by drawing a weapon will likely later regret her action. The better course is for her to lessen the beating by placating...
  • BLOOMBERG'S NEW CAMPAIGN: TAKE GUNS FROM WOMEN IN ABUSIVE HOUSEHOLDS

    04/18/2014 1:03:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 16 Apr 2014 | AWR HAWKINS
    For all Michael Bloomberg's talk about simply wanting to secure expanded background checks, his newest gun control group "Everytown for Gun Safety" is on a broader mission to take away the guns women in abusive homes could use for self defense. In an April 16th tweet posted at 6:42 a.m, Everytown came out against guns in homes where someone is abusive. They did so without recognizing that the gun may be the only thing that gives the victim of abuse a fighting chance of survival. The tweet said: "The presence of a gun makes it five times more likely domestic...
  • NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Spent Own $$ for Anti-Gun Push-After Saying Too Much $$ in Politics

    04/17/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 16, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    Original Title:NBC Thrilled Bloomberg Using Fortune for Anti-Gun Push...After Fretting Over Too Much Money in Politics In a glowing interview with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie touted the anti-gun activist's latest crusade: "You're putting $50 million into the effort....saying essentially this new group is going to borrow a page from the NRA's playbook. The NRA has been very successful in frightening lawmakers who oppose them....You're quoted in the New York Times this morning saying, 'We have to make them afraid of us.'" [Listen to the audio] Only two weeks earlier, NBC...
  • NBC: Isn’t it great to have a multi-billionaire pour money into politics?

    04/17/2014 1:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 17, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s do a thought experiment. If Charles or David Koch got invited onto NBC’s Today show to talk about their efforts to advance their political agenda, would either or both get partnered with Savannah Guthrie for a softball interview? Would their interview include suggestions that one of them should run for President? Kyle Drennen at Newsbusters notes that two weeks prior to Michael Bloomberg’s appearance on Today, the network took a much different approach to money in politics: (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The clip just provides the highlights. Newsbusters has the whole transcript up, but let me just note the tough questions asked by...
  • NRA vs. Michael Bloomberg Smackdown!

    04/17/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | April 16, 2014 | Robert VerBruggen
    The former New York City mayor is dedicating himself to a new group that will organize voters who support gun control; called Everytown for Gun Safety, it will subsume his existing groups (Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense), and it will focus specifically on expanding background checks. His previous approach was to fund ad campaigns in races where gun control was an issue. Here's how he matches up with his arch-rival. Money Bloomberg says he'll be putting at least $50 million into the project this year -- and according to the New York Times, he...
  • Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety

    04/17/2014 2:30:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    (CNN) -- Michael Bloomberg is investing a chunk of his personal fortune to minimize the influence of the National Rifle Association. The former New York City mayor pledged $50 million to his new group Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella organization for his two other gun control groups: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It aims to make the political climate more supportive of gun control. The new organization plans to compete against the NRA by adopting its playbook. The NRA has built an impressive and effective organization that touts millions of members,...
  • Bloomberg's New Campaign: More Gun Control Needed for Gun-Owning Parents

    04/16/2014 7:48:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 16, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 16th – the same day Michael Bloomberg told NBC's Today show that his gun control push "isn't gun control" – he released a new ad targeting parents who have kids in the home yet own guns. The ad is an emotional appeal aimed at building support for new gun control restrictions on gun owners with kids in the home, specifically focused on having guns in the home locked up. In the ad, a young girl and her brother play hide and seek. The girl hides in her parents' closet and finds a pistol that the parents kept in...