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  • Populist French Mayor Told to Remove Nativity from City Hall

    11/14/2017 5:27:36 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/14/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    Populist mayor of Béziers Robert Ménard has been told by a French court to permanently take down a nativity scene from the city hall, but Ménard has vowed to let it stand. The controversy surrounding the placement of the nativity scene began in 2014 shortly after Ménard had been elected mayor of the city. Complaints were lodged against the religious scene, with some claiming that it violated the strict secularisation laws in France, and now the administrative court of appeal of Marseille has judged that the 2014 nativity had no place in the city hall, L’Express reports. Ménard, despite the...
  • Austin mayor boycotting Veterans Day Parade where Confederate flags will fly

    11/09/2017 4:08:56 PM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced he will not participate in this year’s Veterans Day Parade, held Saturday on Congress Avenue, because some groups signed up to march will be carrying the Confederate flag. “Veterans Day should only be about honoring United States Military Veterans,” Adler said in a statement Thursday morning. “Symbols of racism, Civil War secession, and white supremacy should not be forgotten or erased, but they need to be remembered and studied in museums and classrooms not cheered and applauded in parades.”
  • Outrage as racist flyers portray Sikh New Jersey mayoral candidate as a terrorist

    11/04/2017 4:23:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Mary Kekatos For
    Racist flyers have painted a Sikh candidate running for mayor of a New Jersey town as a terrorist. The advertisements, left on car windshields in Hoboken, were directed at City Councilman Ravi Bhalla just days before Election Day on Tuesday. 'Don't let TERRORISM take over our Town!' read the larger message on the flyers, placed directly above a photo of Bhalla in his turban. The flyer used the majority of an advertisement originally run by fellow mayoral candidate Michael DeFusco that attacked Bhalla over an alleged conflict of interest and added the larger print.
  • Puerto Rico: Trump paper towel-throwing 'abominable' (Barf alert)

    10/04/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4th October 2017 | bbc news
    The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, has described Donald Trump's visit to the hurricane-hit island as "insulting" and called him a "miscommunicator-in-chief". Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz described his televised meeting with officials as a "PR, 17-minute meeting". The sight of him throwing paper towels to people in the crowd was "terrible and abominable", she added. Mr Trump tweeted it had been a "great day" in Puerto Rico. But he also took another swipe at the reporting of his trip. Tuesday's five-hour presidential trip to San Juan came two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and followed...
  • President Trump Ignores Scowling San Juan Mayor at Puerto Rico Relief Meeting

    10/03/2017 9:53:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 78 replies
    GP ^ | 10-3-2017 | Jim Hoft
    Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Irma and then Hurricane Maria a category 5 monster hurricane two weeks later. Most of the leadership in Puerto Rico praised and thanked the government for the much needed aid. But the far left San Juan Mayor Caren Yuliz Cruz Soto decided on Friday the best way to help those suffering was to go out on all of the liberal mainstream news outlets and trash President Trump. San Juan Mayor: “I’m mad as hell because my people’s lives are at stake… We are dying, and you (Trump) are killing us with inefficiency” The San...
  • Puerto Rico Cop Calls U.S. Radio Station Reporting Corrupt Mayor of San Juan and Request For Help…

    10/01/2017 7:08:42 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 30, 2017 | Sundance
    A very emotional female police officer from Puerto Rico’s police department in Guaynabo calls in to a U.S. spanish speaking radio station to tell listeners what is going on in Puerto Rico. The police woman is very upset, crying and sobbing often, and shares how the Mayor of San Juan is politicizing the situation and not offering help. The call and video was recorded September 28th, and highlights the corruption within government within Puerto Rico and the Municipal authority of San Juan. The video is English closed captioned (hit “CC” option) and a transcript is below:
  • Vanity - San Juan, Mayor, attacks POTUS,Trump for Democrats who cannot side with NFL "Kneelers".

    09/30/2017 3:22:15 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    San Juan, Mayor makes a fool out of herself saying Trump wants to kill San Juan residents. Without further comment, this woman better come to terms with the fact that POTUS, Donald J. Trump is the best friend in the world that Puerto Ricans have. I simply state the following, "ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THEN WORDS"!!! And POTUS, Trump is doing everything possible in conjunction with the Governor of PR, trying to get this devastating "act of nature attack" under control. Fact is: San Juan, who is led by this incompetent, political, Mayor had no firm or positive action plans in...
  • Small-town mayor caught driving a lawn mower with a beer

    09/15/2017 9:39:34 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 15, 2017
    The mayor of a small town in South Carolina was pulled over for allegedly driving a lawn mower down the street with an open container of beer. “I know, I apologize for that,” said Mayor John Gardner in the dashcam video, before being asked to pour out the beverage by the police.
  • De Blasio easily wins Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, sets sights on general

    09/14/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/14/2017 | By GLORIA PAZMINO
    Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled one step closer to re-election on Tuesday night, coasting to the Democratic nomination by easily defeating a handful of little-known challengers who struggled to gain traction for their criticisms of the mayor and his administration. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led the field with 74.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary Board of Election data published on Tuesday. The easy victory comes four years after de Blasio, a former City Councilman and public advocate, vaulted to prominence by winning a crowded Democratic primary on a left-leaning message of fighting income inequality,...
  • {Seattle} Mayor Ed Murray resigns after Seattle Times reports new accusations

    09/12/2017 1:51:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray abruptly announced his resignation from his post Tuesday, about two hours after The Seattle Times reported that his cousin said Murray had repeatedly molested him in the 1970s when he was a teenager. Murray's cousin became the fifth man to accuse the mayor of sexual abuse. Earlier allegations of sexual abuse prompted Murray to drop out of his campaign for re-election but he had steadfastly refused to resign until now. He said his resignation would be effective Wednesday at 5 p.m. “While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my...
  • Belgian mayor is found dead in cemetery 'with his throat slit open'

    09/11/2017 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 63 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Rory Tingle
    A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery with his throat slit open, according to reports.
  • Chicago is now a “Trump-Free Zone” – Mayor Emmanuel Oversees the Destruction of a City

    09/07/2017 4:28:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When AG Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was set to end, Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel took the opportunity to further cement Chicago’s reputation as a city going downhill. Racked by debt; unable to effectively manage its finances, and a shrinking population (due to people leaving in droves), Chicago is a perfect example of a city managed with a “progressive agenda” in mind. Almost reveling in the opportunity to display his Liberal Credentials, Mayor Emmanuel, within hours of the announcement, held his own press conference to describe his plan for action: “To all the...
  • Berkeley Mayor Wants ‘Free Speech Week’ Canceled; Trump Supporters ‘Wanted to Get Beat Up’ by Antifa

    08/29/2017 10:17:16 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    The Narrative Times ^ | August 29, 2017 | Michael Motes
    “Trump supporters (conservatives) wanted to get beat up,” said civil rights lawyer Dan Siegel, according to the East Bay Times. Siegel repeatedly and loudly praised the inactions of the Berkeley Police Department, which allowed a huge mass of hooded, helmeted, masked, Antifa with studded gloves and clubs to jump the barricades and attack the half dozen conservative protesters who had gathered after a “No to Marxism” rally was canceled for fear of violence. There were about 450 police, and about 200 Antifa "soldiers" according to law enforcement reports. Police later claimed their inaction was "necessary to prevent greater violence in...
  • Texas Governor, Mayor Split Over Whether Houston Needed Evacuations

    08/28/2017 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/27/117 | Christopher M. Matthews
    HOUSTON—A split between Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner over whether the metropolis should have been evacuated is raising questions about officials’ response to damaging floodwaters as a catastrophe continues to engulf the region. Mr. Turner, a Democrat, and other local officials urged residents to stay in their homes as Hurricane Harvey, which has since downgraded to a tropical storm, approached Houston on Friday. But at a Friday news conference, Gov. Abbott, a Republican, suggested otherwise. “Even if an evacuation order hasn’t been issued by your local official, if you’re in an area between Corpus Christi and...
  • Mayor asks state for $43M to help with flood relief

    08/27/2017 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 JANUARY 2017 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON – The City of Houston is asking the state for $43 million to help with flood relief projects along Brays Bayou. The announcement comes after the city experienced flooding last week causing bayous to rise out of their banks. Some residents say their homes have taken on water several times in the last two years. “We are here to announce that relief is certainly on the way,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “My hope is that, after this is completed, you will no longer have to rush to get furniture and carpet off the floors when heavy rain is forecast....
  • Houston mayor defends decision not to issue evacuation order

    08/27/2017 1:53:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 162 replies
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner argued on Sunday that an evacuation of Harris county, which is currently seeing “unprecedented” flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, would have led to a far worse calamity for area residents. "If you think the situation right now is bad, you give an order to evacuate, you are creating a nightmare. Especially when it's not planned," Turner said during an update Sunday on the city's response to Hurricane Harvey. Turner argued that an evacuation order has to be "very well-coordinated all the way from Houston to the destination point." "If you do it or attempt...
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Charlottesville, Don't blame the local Police Dep't.

    08/14/2017 1:36:17 AM PDT · by Rockin6T · 67 replies
    08/13/2017 | Rockin6-T
  • Nashville mayor's son dies of apparent overdose

    07/30/2017 8:52:34 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 134 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2017 | Morgan Winsor
    Nashville Mayor Megan Barry said Sunday that her only child, 22-year-old Max Barry, has died of an apparent drug overdose. An emotional statement released by the mayor and her husband, Bruce Barry, said their son died in Denver on Saturday night. "Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear. Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends," the statement said....
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...