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  • Source: Baltimore Police Officers Want To Oust The Mayor [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:05:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    During a Baltimore-based radio talk show on Thursday, a man who identified himself as a Baltimore police officer named “Jeff” called into the program and said fellow police officers were organizing to push out the city’s mayor. “There is right now over 50 of us officers who are immediately asking for [Baltimore Mayor] Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to step down for what she did to us Monday,” the caller told WBAL radio host Derek Hunter. The Baltimore mayor has denied giving “stand down” orders and blamed the media for misinterpreting her comments about providing “a space” for protesters to loot. “Any other...
  • Growing calls for Baltimore mayor to resign (53 sec Fox News video)

    04/30/2015 7:53:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
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  • Word for the day: 'Baltimogadishu'

    04/30/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Baseball in Baltimogadishu Today's game in an empty stadium: Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. This after two straight days of cancelled games and the organization locking 15,000 fans inside on Saturday night as riots spiraled outside. On the bright side, the Sox play in front of crowds about as big as today's scheduled attendance - it'll be like having...
  • Sean Hannity Show video: Sheriff CONFIRMS Baltimore cops said Freddie Gray trying to harm himself

    04/29/2015 8:09:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 75 replies
    Sean Hannity Show video on The Right Scoop ^ | 4-29-2015 | Sean Hannity Show video on The Right Scoop
    Hannity had on his show a Maryland Sheriff who is helping out in Baltimore who confirmed that the word he heard from Baltimore city cops was that Freddie Gray was bouncing himself around in the Police van trying to hurt himself. He also confirms that through their interactions with Baltimore city police officers, that they were told to stand down by the mayor and that they were incredibly embarrassed by it and frustrated. This sheriff doesn’t mince words and also slammed Obama for a rush to judgement against police officers. Watch the whole interview, it’s a good one:
  • Glenn Beck TV Program 04/28/2015: Riots Rage In Baltimore

    04/29/2015 1:14:40 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 18 replies
    Riots Rage In Baltimore: The Ideals Of Martin Luther Kingh Are Pretty Much Dead,And Our Country May Not Be Far Behind ( 1:00:00 ) 04-28: Glenn Beck Program Glenn Beck delivers passionate and thought provoking analysis in his engaging signature show.
  • Mayor 'told police to STAND DOWN while Baltimore began to burn during riots'

    04/29/2015 10:58:23 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2015 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com and Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    According to a senior law enforcement source, the embattled mayor effectively told her officers to do nothing as the city began to burn - raising questions as to whether the rioting could have been stopped. Asked by Fox News if the mayor was responsible for the order, the source said, 'You are God damn right it was.'
  • Source: Baltimore mayor ordered police to stand down (uh oh, she be in trouble)

    04/29/2015 6:39:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 68 replies
    Despite a firm denial by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a senior law enforcement source charges that she gave an order for police to stand down as riots broke out Monday night, raising more questions about whether some of the violence and looting could have been prevented. The source, who is involved in the enforcement efforts, confirmed to Fox News there was a direct order from the mayor to her police chief Monday night, effectively tying the hands of officers as they were pelted with rocks and bottles. Asked directly if the mayor was the one who gave that order, the...
  • (Baltimore) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Elected Vice President of 82nd U.S. Conference of Mayors

    04/28/2015 7:04:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    WBAL ^ | June 23, 2014 | Phil Yacuboski
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is serving as the Vice President at the 82nd U.S. Conference of Mayors in Dallas.
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • ( Baltimore Mayor ) Rawlings-Blake to take leadership post at DNC

    04/28/2015 6:04:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Fritze
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will become the secretary of the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday, giving her a prominent role in national politics. ... The most public role the party secretary performs is to call the roll of delegates at the national convention — a largely symbolic act of recognizing each state on the floor to determine which candidate its delegates will support. Behind the scenes, the secretary is responsible for scheduling meetings, distributing talking points to members and, occasionally, campaigning for candidates across the country.
  • How the Baltimore Mayor's office explains her infamous 'space to destroy' remark

    04/28/2015 5:46:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2015 | Philip Klein
    With massive violence spreading in Baltimore on Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is under fire for a statement she made over the weekend indicating that she ordered the city's police to give people the "space" to destroy property. "I've made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech," Rawlings-Blake said in a press conference. "It's a very delicate balancing act, because, while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the...
  • Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lying her pants off.

    04/28/2015 5:26:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/28/15
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lying her pants off.
  • National Guard arrives in Baltimore as police commissioner admits rioters (Short Title)

    04/28/2015 3:44:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 106 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 28,2015 | FoxNews.Com
    National Guard troops arrived in Baltimore shortly after midnight Tuesday, almost nine hours after a confrontation between black youths and police at a city mall mushroomed into riots during which several businesses were looted and burned and over a dozen officers injured.
  • Baltimore Mayor: City Being "Destroyed By Thugs In A Senseless Way" (Video)

    04/27/2015 5:25:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 27, 2015 | Al Weaver
    During a press conference Monday night, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blame "thugs" for the riots consuming the city during the afternoon and early evening.
  • Baltimore Mayor: City "Gave Space" To Rioters "Who Wished To Destroy"

    04/27/2015 8:46:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | Katie Mchugh
    During a Saturday briefing, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said her city government “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that,” seemingly approving of the rioters who smashed the city’s police vehicles in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.
  • Mayor Danny Jones (WVa) Makes Lewd Comments In Front Of Children About Gun Owners

    03/08/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WVWildMan/youtube ^ | march 8 2015 | WVWildMan
    Mayor Danny Jones of Charleston, WV makes lewd comments in front of children about gun rights groups on election night. video only on link
  • Welfare rolls increasing, even as economy improves (De Blasio ‘Worst mayor ever!')

    03/08/2015 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/08/15 | Gary Buiso
    **SNIP** “If government dependence on welfare is rising in a good economy, what’s going to happen in a bad economy?” wondered study author Stephen Eide, who said the trend was antithetical to data dating back to around 1960. The surprising uptick, reformers say, is partly by design. De Blasio’s pick to head the $10 billion Human Resources Administration, Steven Banks, is a proponent of loosening welfare restrictions. With Banks at the helm, the HRA launched a series of sweeping changes in its state-approved Biennial Employment Plan, including changing requirements for welfare recipients with kids younger than 4 years old. Recipients...
  • Oakland mayor urges support for small businesses struggling with new minimum wage

    03/05/2015 9:58:06 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/05/2015 | Bay City News Service
    OAKLAND - Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf made a pitch Wednesday morning for the 82 percent of Oakland voters who passed a minimum wage hike in November to support local businesses struggling to adjust to higher costs. "It's time for Oaklanders to put their money where their votes were," Schaaf said at a news conference outside of Farley's East coffee shop on Grand Avenue.
  • Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected (Rino-barf alert)

    03/03/2015 5:58:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | March 2, 2015 | Craig Dellimore
    Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected March 2, 2015 Craig Dellimore (CBS) — Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. He refused to call it an endorsement, but Senator Mark Kirk made clear he feels Chicago would risk dire financial straits like Detroit has seen if Mayor Emanuel is not re-elected.
  • Mayor Emanuel To Face Chuy Garcia In Runoff Election

    02/24/2015 8:00:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 2/24/2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7. With 92 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had 45 percent, shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to avoid a runoff. Garcia had 34 percent of the vote, separating him from the rest of Emanuel’s challengers and putting him in position for the runoff. Trailing Garcia is businessman Willie Wilson in third with 10 percent, Alderman Robert Fioretti in fourth with 7 percent and William “Dock” Walls was in last with 3 percent.
  • Chicago’s Mayor Emanuel hopes to avoid run-off in election

    02/24/2015 7:52:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:30am EST | Mary Wisniewski
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will easily take first place in Tuesday’s municipal election, but polls show he may miss the 50 percent mark needed to avoid a run-off in the race to lead the financially challenged, third-largest U.S. city. Emanuel, 55, a former adviser to President Barack Obama seeking a second term as mayor, has already spent millions of dollars in the non-partisan race against four challengers, and a second round will mean six more weeks of expensive campaigning. Emanuel is close to the mark, getting 48.3 percent of the vote in a recent Ogden & Fry poll. His nearest...
  • Muslim Dutch Mayor to Muslims: Accept Western Values or Leave

    02/20/2015 1:52:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/20/2015, 11:36 PM | Elad Benari
    The Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, said this week that Europe has no place for extremists who are not willing to live within the bounds of its norms. Speaking to CNN’s Michael Holmes on Wednesday, the mayor, Moroccan-born Ahmed Aboutaleb suggested that those Muslims who don’t embrace values should leave Europe. “You are not forced to be with us; it’s a choice,” he said. “Work with us together to construct a ‘we society.’ But if you want to stand out of the ‘we community,’ you threaten us, you go to Yemen to learn how to use a Kalashnikov and...
  • Boston mayor hits out at 'loon' residents who are jumping from windows onto 40ft snow piles

    02/18/2015 6:38:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2015 | Sophie Jane Evans
    And some Boston residents have taken the opportunity to engage in potentially deadly stunts - leaping from windows and high decks onto snow piles. Now, Mayor Martin Walsh has publicly scolded those filmed participating in the jumps, saying: 'This isn’t Loon Mountain. This is the city of Boston.'
  • DC Mayor Bowser Appoints Black Director to Help Her Address Black Concerns

    02/07/2015 7:21:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Crystal Wright
    Just when I thought Democrat elected lawmakers in Washington, DC, the District of Corruption, couldn’t do anything stupider, they surprise me. Celebrating black history month, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced February 4, 2015 that she appointed Rahman Branch to be the city’s first Director of the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs. It’s a full-time paid job, probably in the six figures, to...wait for it) address the needs of the shrinking black community in DC. Never mind, DC is no longer "Chocolate City" where blacks accounted for 70.3 percent of the population in 1980 and today only make up a...
  • Jimmy the groundhog bites mayor in Wisconsin VIDEO

    02/02/2015 12:27:45 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Feb. 02, 2015 | foxnews
    Raw video: Sun Prairie politician bitten during ceremony
  • 2 Chainz says he plans to run for mayor of College Park, Georgia

    01/28/2015 2:20:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/15 | Zayda Rivera
    College Park may be getting a new mayor soon. Tauheed Epps, well-known as the rapper 2 Chainz, is not only a native of the Georgia city, but he’s expressed his desire to run to be its mayor. “I am looking forward to running at the end of this year or next year,” the “We Own It” rapper told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday.
  • New plan calls for Miami-Dade mayor to take reins on sea rise

    01/18/2015 5:45:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/18/15 | Jenny Staletovich
    Miami-Dade County’s task force on rising seas wants the county mayor to take the reins on the mounting problem and will propose a suite of resolutions before commissioners on Wednesday to address the issue. The measures will serve as “marching orders” to increase the county’s response to sea rise, County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said during a meeting with Miami Herald editors last week. She sponsored the legislation carrying out the task force recommendations as one of her last acts as commission chairwoman. The resolutions ask Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to take formal oversight and dedicate staff and resources to shepherd...
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio blasts police who turned their backs at cops' funerals

    01/06/2015 4:24:09 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 49 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/6/2015 | Associate Press
    NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration threatened to be overwhelmed by a rift with rank-and-file New York Police Department officers, on Monday condemned the thousands of cops who turned their backs to him during a pair of funerals for slain police officers. In his first public remarks on the officers' protests, de Blasio said the cops' searing rebuke was hurtful to the families of the two officers killed in an ambush last month and was an offense to the city at large. "Those individuals who took certain actions the last two weeks, they were disrespectful to the...
  • Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs

    12/31/2014 7:48:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    Bill de Blasio aides asked political allies to publicly slam NYPD officers for turning their backs to the mayor at funeral Bill de Blasio's lobbyists called top political allies and asked them to publicly slam the NYPD unions and cops for turning their backs on the New York mayor at a funeral for a slain officer, it has been revealed. DNA Info quotes two lawmakers who go calls from the de Blasio's aides asking them to speak out against the NYPD for its protest. 'City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,'...
  • NYC MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO BLAMES MEDIA FOR ‘DIVIDING OUR CITY’ (video)

    12/23/2014 8:37:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    breitbart.com/big-journalism ^ | 12-23-2014 | John Hayward
    There’s nothing quite like the fury of a cornered political hack. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a remarkable press conference on Monday afternoon where he blamed the media for creating the air of paranoia and racial tension currently hanging heavy over the Big Apple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IQAh5MAkO8“What are you guys gonna do? Are you gonna keep dividing us?” de Blasio demanded of reporters, angry at them for daring to report the ugly behavior of certain demonstrators. You can tell from his body language that de Blasio feels the wall pressing hard against his back. He needed a scapegoat, fast,...
  • NYPD Police Unions Have Strong Words for the Mayor After the Death of Two Officers

    12/21/2014 8:53:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    MIC ^ | 12/22/14 | Tom McKay
    **SNIP** Hours after their deaths, police unions and certain conservative allies are taking the slayings as deadly confirmation of what they've believed all along: pro-Garner protesters and Mayor Bill de Blasio are abandoning the NYPD at a time when their public perception is at an unprecedented low. The deaths have turned de Blasio's already-tense relationship with the NYPD into a full-blown crisis, with police unions pointing the finger at the mayor for siding with protesters. Strong words: The Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of several police union groups that has a rocky history with the mayor, blamed de Blasio directly for...
  • John Hancock considering run for chairman of the Missouri GOP (against Cochran nemesis)

    12/13/2014 8:39:26 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Politico MO ^ | Eli Yokley
    From 1997 to 2004, Republican political strategist John Hancock was the executive director of the Missouri Republican Party. A decade after leaving that full-time role, Hancock is considering a return to the organization. This time, he wants to be chairman. Early last month, Republicans supporting Hancock’s candidacy began informally polling members of the Missouri Republican State Committee about the possibility of a run and even challenging the incumbent chairman, Ed Martin. Their findings were apparently positive, as Hancock has quietly began personally working members of the state committee.
  • BREAKING>>> #Ferguson Mayor Called For National Guard – REQUESTS WERE IGNORED! (Video)

    11/25/2014 12:05:31 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 25, 2014, | Jim Hoft
    Now this… Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 anchors late on Monday night that he had repeatedly requested the National Guard Monday night… But his requests were ignored. “I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those calls have gone unheeded at this point… We need to have the governor step up and give us the resources that he’s...
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • A funeral Mass for Mayor Thomas Menino

    10/31/2014 2:10:50 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | October 31, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    The website ontheissues.org notes that: "Since an abortive run for Congress in 1992 while still a City Councilor, Menino has supported legal abortion and the public funding of abortion. In his first campaign for Mayor in 1993, he indicated that he would continue the practice of taxpayer finance abortions at Boston City Hospital." See here. As Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino marched with homosexuals, promoted same-sex "marriage," and expressed his desire to keep the restaurant chain Chicj-fil-A out of Boston because of its adherence to Biblical values. See here.
  • Houston drops controversial pastor subpoenas

    10/29/2014 11:02:05 AM PDT · by pawpawrick · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/2014
    Houston announced Wednesday that it will withdraw the subpoenas of sermons from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents, The Houston Chronicle reported. "I didn't do this to satisfy them," Mayor Annise Parker said, referring to critics of the subpoenas. "I did it because it was not serving Houston."
  • Canada Heart Ache: Ford family gone from Toronto Mayor’s office

    10/28/2014 8:37:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday was a sad day for the nation’s bloggers. After a long, fruitful run of stories involving binge drinking parties, DWI, crack smoking and gaffes which provided fodder for late night shows and web editors alike, the Ford family will exit the offices of the Toronto mayor. Rob Ford’s brother Doug has lost his last minute bid to replace his ailing sibling. Doug Ford, the almost equally colorful brother of blustery, crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, lost his bid to succeed his brother in the city’s top job Monday night — but the scandal-ridden mayor was elected to the...
  • Live: John Tory elected Toronto's next mayor

    10/27/2014 5:53:53 PM PDT · by xp38 · 15 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Oct. 27 2014 | Don Peat , Shawn Jeffords, QMIAgency
    TORONTO - Here's the story: Toronto's new mayor is John Tory. As the polls predicted, the frontrunner cruised to victory on Monday night defeating Olivia Chow and Doug Ford in the race for the city's top job. The Tory win caps off a 10-month long campaign and sets the stage for a much quieter Toronto City Hall after Mayor Rob Ford's turbulent reign.
  • I Stand

    10/27/2014 5:39:22 PM PDT · by Chong · 15 replies
    Sign in front of the store | Recently | Tactical Firearms of Katy Texas
    annie, if you are afraid of what the Bible says about homosexuality, then change your ways because you cannot change The Word. You cannot censor Pastors, you cannot censor the Bible, you cannot censor God.
  • Houston’s Church-Attacking Mayor Annise Parker Caught Lying, Smearing Texas DPS

    10/27/2014 11:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 27, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Take a look at P.J. Gladnick’s post over at Newsbusters . The gist: Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter had trouble getting her driving test done to get her driver’s license. Parker, a lesbian who married her partner out of state after being elected mayor of Texas’ largest city, blamed the problem on the Texas Department of Public Safety and, specifically, on Texas law which does not recognize same-sex marriage. Their daughters are adopted and they also have a foster son. Parker launched her blame game in this tweet. Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some...
  • Houston mayor says daughter was denied driver's test because she has two moms

    10/25/2014 8:30:12 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 90 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 25, 2014, 3:45 PM | James Queally
    The daughter of Houston Mayor Annise Parker was briefly denied the chance to take a driving test this week because her birth certificate and other documentation indicated she has two mothers, the mayor said.. Parker, who married her longtime partner, Kathy Hubbard, in California this year and remains a rarity as an openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city, complained on her Twitter account on Friday.
  • January 4, 2010 Houston Mayoral Inauguration (2010 Transcript of Joel Osteen's Invocation Prayer)

    10/23/2014 3:41:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 47 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/4/2010 | Chitra Divakaruni
    Transcript of Joel Osteen's invocation prayer over Houston Mayor, Annise Parker, who was inaugurated as mayor of Houston. She is the first openly gay mayor of the city: FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME TO COME TOGETHER WITH OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CELEBRATE YOUR GOODNESS AND THE GREAT CITY WE LIVE IN, AND THE NEW LEADERSHIP WITHIN OUR CITY. LORD, WE ASK YOU FOR WISDOM FOR ALL OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. LORD, WE PRAY THAT YOU WILL GUIDE THEM, DIRECT THEM, THAT YOU WILL HELP THEM MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR OUR CITY. LORD WE JUST PRAY FOR YOUR STRENGTH...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Dallas Mayor: "It May Get Worse Before it Gets Better"

    10/15/2014 6:17:39 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    "There are two things that I harken back to this. The only way that we are going to beat this is person by person, moment by moment, detail by detail. We have those protocols in place, the city and county, working closely with the CDC and the hospital. The second is we want to minimize rumors and maximize facts. We want to deal with facts, not fear.
  • Former NC mayor sentenced for corruption

    10/14/2014 11:31:16 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 17 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/14/14 | Mitch Weiss
    The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison in a federal corruption case that spanned the time he was a councilman to when he took over in the executive office. Patrick Cannon had resigned in the midst of the case that stunned Charlotte residents who had once elected him as their youngest councilman.
  • Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed (Bell Gardens)

    09/30/2014 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 8:42 PM EDT
    Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Crystal Hernandez said Tuesday that Mayor Daniel Crespo got into an argument with his wife, Levette Crespo, and their 19-year-old son tried to intervene. …
  • Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption

    07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and...
  • Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets A Decade In Prison For Corruption (Chocolate City)

    07/09/2014 10:22:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-9-2014 | Kevin McGill
    Kevin McGill, Associated PressJuly 9, 2014 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. (snip)
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Should Mayor de Blasio Watch His Back?

    06/22/2014 2:57:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Caroline Bankoff
    "If anything should happen to Mayor Bill de Blasio, you're looking at the next mayor of the City of New York," Tish James pointed out as she introduced Representative Charlie Rangel at a Harlem church on Sunday. While it's true that, as Public Advocate, James stands first in the line of succession to New York's mayoralty, we're didn't realize that it was on the forefront of her mind. Be careful over at City Hall, Bill.