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  • A Gun-Loving Farewell to Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    09/05/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 5, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Bloomberg seems to be throwing in the towel. Apparently the financially savvy former Mayor of the Big Apple is saying “no mas” to continued attacks on the Second Amendment. With fully armed security, the East Coast Nannycrat is retreating to his private business at Bloomberg LP. Most gun rights activists are lifting a glass in celebration. A man of Bloomberg’s fame (and fortune) certainly deserves a personalized send-off into anonymity… And so, I offer this humble eulogy to his avid disrespect for my personal safety:Dear Ernst Stavro Blofeld Michael Bloomberg;It’s been fun, Mikey. Thanks for the laughs, the entertainment, and the...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Lies About Gun Deaths

    09/18/2013 9:14:43 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 10 replies ^ | Sept 15,2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Mayor Bloomberg of New York has made a claim that 7 children are murdered with a gun every day of the year. (2555) For the purpose of determining children, the numbers are usually ages 1 through 14. But according to Center For Disease Control and Prevention's 2011 National Vital Statistics Report, the number of children murdered between the ages of 1 and 4 are 370 for the country. Murders of children 5 to 14 is 269. And that's all murders, not just gun deaths. Therefore the number of children killed would be less than 1.7 a day.
  • Colorado Governor Goes Far Left in Nationwide Appeal to Gun-Grabbers

    09/02/2013 4:05:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    It never fails. Paint a Democrat into a corner (or let him do it to himself) and his true colors will start to show. The moderate and reasonable Democrat Governor of New-New-York (AKA: Colorado) has finally come out forcefully against the recall elections of some anti-gun members of the State Legislature. The two Democrat State Senators are facing recall attempts after they supported the recent slew of gun-control measures that were ultimately signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. These recall elections cost a small fortune and do nothing to improve democracy or representative government, Hickenlooper wrote in a letter...
  • Should Illegal Immigrants Be Sent To Detroit

    08/01/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT · by pinochet · 22 replies
    Last year, New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, suggested that illegal immigrants be sent to Detroit. See: I think that this is a great idea. Because of America's highest crime rates, 65 percent of the population of Detroit left the city, so there is a lot of room in the city. The illegal immigrants should be forcibly transported to Detroit, and not receive any government welfare of any kind, and the government should block all exits from Detroit to prevent the immigrants from fleeing from Detroit for two years.
  • Bloomberg Refused Second Slice of Pizza at Local Restaurant [Satire]

    05/02/2013 11:58:21 AM PDT · by LUV W · 30 replies
    Daily Currant ^ | May 2, 2013 | Daily Currant
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn. The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban,which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.....
  • Paper Tiger

    03/25/2013 7:06:31 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 20 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 03/25/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    Sunday on Meet the Press, Wayne LaPierre handed Mayor Bloomberg his head and it was a highlight to behold let me tell you. This clown of clowns went on the typical ego maniac diatribe about gun control for everyone. For starters, while David Gregory first interviewed Mayor Bloomberg, he replayed a previous tape of Bloomberg saying: The NRAs power is so vastly overrated. The public, when you do polls, they want this carnage to stop. If 20 small kids arent enough to stop it then, I dont know what is. After the clip, Bloomy with his fake smile says hes...
  • Sodomy: We All Have To Pay! Coulter Debate On Nannying Devolves Into Battle Over Gay Bathhouses

    03/24/2013 3:29:50 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3-23-2013 | Andrew Kirell
    March 23, 2013 ‘Sodomy: We All Have To Pay!’ Coulter Debate On ‘Nannying’ Devolves Into Battle Over Gay Bathhouses Andrew Kirell This might be perhaps the greatest segment of Geraldo at Large ever known to man. During what was supposed to be a debate about NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s various “public health” laws — indoor smoking bans, hidden cigarette displays by mandate, bans on large sugary beverages, etc. — Ann Coulter attempted to flip the “liberal nannying” logic upside-down by bringing up illegitimacy, sodomy, AIDS, and gay bathhouses. Suffice it to say the segment went off the rails. And did...
  • Trouble in the Nanny State

    03/14/2013 3:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | March 13, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign. Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen." (Based on a recent CBS report, the kid could add, "Then again, I'm in the New York City public school system,...
  • Bloomberg's soda ban prohibits 2-liter bottles with your pizza

    02/24/2013 5:29:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/24/13 | BRAD HAMILTON and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop. Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families. Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kids birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub. -snip- Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount...
  • Will Fat Taxes Kill You?

    01/19/2013 9:02:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 19, 2013 | Jason Lusk
    According to New York Citys mayor Bloomberg, the governments highest duty is to promote healthy eating. His cause has been taken up by a growing number of politicians who want to ensure that all Americans are normal weight. It is more than a little disconcerting, then, to learn that the mounting number of federal, state, and local policies aimed at slimming our waists may be misguided. The results from a careful literature review recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that people who are overweight and even a bit obese actually live longer than normal weight...
  • Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.

    01/16/2013 9:54:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 16, 2013 | Bob Barr
    New Yorks penal code makes it a felony to practice medicine without a license. I suspect, however, that one potential defendant who is proposing to do just that, will escape prosecution. Meet Mayor Bloomberg, M.D. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg never attended medical school, did not complete a hospital residency, and never has been admitted to the medical profession. Yet this public official whose ire in recent years has targeted firearms, salt content, fatty foods, and large-sized soft drinks is now moving to dictate how doctors should be allowed to issue prescription drugs for their patients. Bloombergs...
  • The Nanny pain pill Mayor Bloomberg is hard to swallow, again

    01/12/2013 12:05:12 PM PST · by Marketfly1 · 4 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jeff Crouere
    The nagging nanny of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is at it again, engaging in his favorite activity, telling his citizens what they can consume. This time, the Mayor is targeting prescription painkillers in the citys emergency rooms. By mayoral edict, he will reduce the supply of certain pain medication in the emergency rooms owned by the city.
  • Freedom Lost

    01/12/2013 1:42:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you see Kris Kristofferson around, please tell him thanks for writing the line "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" in his song "Me and Bobby McGee." That thought is sage and very appropriate for America in the year 2013. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law an astounding 876 new mandates. They all took effect last week. Now, in the Golden State, you cannot do the following: --Hunt a bear using trained dogs. Untrained canines are OK, I guess. And how would the authorities be able to tell? Would the dog have to...
  • (Priorities) Hurricane-Relief Guardsmen Tossed Out of Armory - for Victoria's Secret Show

    11/05/2012 7:43:18 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 5, 2012 | TARA PALMERI and DAVID K. LI
    Hurricane-relief Guardsmen tossed out of armory - for Victoria's Secret show The Victorias Secret show must go on even if it means kicking out hardworking men and women in uniform. Dozens of National Guardsmen, and Army and Air Force personnel who have been sleeping at Manhattans Lexington Armory in between hurricane-relief shifts are being booted to make room for Victorias Secret models in anticipation of Wednesdays runway show. About 300 uniformed personnel have been bunking down at the armory at various times since Sandy hit. But their numbers will be reduced to 60 by Wednesday for the event,...
  • (Heckuva job, Bloomy) Mayor Bloombergs Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold

    11/05/2012 7:07:30 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Nov 5, 2012 | Harry Siegel
    Mayor Bloombergs Response to Sandy Leaves Many New Yorkers Out in the Cold The mayor has brilliantly stage-managed his handling of the storm, but outside the citys affluent precincts numerous angry residents feel abandoned by his administration as days have passed and help has remained distant, writes Harry Siegel. Are you from OEM? Or FEMA? No, were from Brooklyn. That was the exchange when, after nearly six hours, the volunteer group I spent Sunday with finally managed to deliver supplies flashlights, blankets, winter jackets, baby supplies, and pet foodto Staten Islanders whod been rocked by Hurricane Sandy. On television, New...
  • Bloomberg kept National Guard out of NYC because they had guns?

    11/05/2012 8:09:17 AM PST · by bronxville · 9 replies ^ | 10-04-2012 | Jazz Shaw
    Bloomberg kept National Guard out of NYC because they had guns? POSTED AT 4:31 PM ON NOVEMBER 4, 2012 BY JAZZ SHAW New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on the receiving end of a firestorm of criticism lately, particularly for his ham handed handling of the Hurricane Sandy recovery. But this story is almost too stupid to check. Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitzs impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn arguing that approving the Beeps request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state....
  • Sound and Fury signifying Prejudice (The Left on Batman movie massacre - "Don't look a gift horse in

    07/20/2012 6:55:15 PM PDT · by Noremac · 8 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | 7/20/2012 | Richard Cameron
    It should come as no surprise and no shock that the Left and the political medias first impulse concerning the horrendous attack on theatergoers in Aurora, Colorado last night is to score political points against conservatives. The ugly mask of hatred and deep-seated bias against constitutionally guaranteed rights is in no way limited to just the corporate owned press and media. It is also flourishing among the Fascist politico cadre. Lets open the ball with ABC News. In the immediate aftermath of the deadly rampage committed by Jim Holmes, 24 an erstwhile medical student pursuing a PhD in...
  • Minimum-Wage Laws Are Costly For The Unemployed

    07/12/2012 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 11, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    CONGRESS ENACTED the first federal minimum wage in 1938. A provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act, it covered about 6 million workers and set a wage floor of 25 cents per hour. It also cost a lot of people their jobs. The Labor Department reported that as many as 50,000 employees, mostly poor Southern blacks, were thrown out of work within two weeks of the law's taking effect. In the months that followed, the carnage spread. "African Americans in the tobacco industry were particularly hard hit," wrote David Bernstein in his 2001 history of labor regulations and black employment....
  • Under siege: "Stop and frisk" polarizes New York

    07/03/2012 8:28:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/3/2012
    Telly Hudgins has been stopped and frisked by the police too many times to count in the Brownsville, New York, public housing project where he lives. One occasion sticks in his memory. "I had my pajamas on and my slippers on and I'm emptying my garbage" at the trash chute. "They asked me for ID to prove I lived there. Who walks around in their pajamas with ID?" asked the black, 35-year-old counselor for the mentally handicapped. He says he complained about the search and was issued a summons for disorderly conduct. Deborah Richardson, 60, a black postal worker, has...
  • Coal Matters Even in Manhattan

    06/23/2012 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 23, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago ceased to fuel the furnaces of their homes and apartment buildings in winter. But long after it disappeared from the uses most visible to city dwellers, coal is still the critical fuel behind the everyday functions of their lives. Across the U.S., for more than a century, coal has remained quietly at work providing in recent years nearly half the electricity that lights urban buildings and streets, keeps air conditioners humming on hot days and energizes computers...
  • The Government Insists on Cutting Us Down to Size

    06/08/2012 7:03:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 8, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg ignited a firestorm of debate with his proposal to ban super-size sugary drinks in New York City. Critics bashed his nanny-statism, but supporters like first lady Michelle Obama hailed his courage. Nationally, just 24 percent of American adults think the ban is a good idea, while 65 percent oppose it. This response is similar to the high level of opposition found for efforts to impose so-called "sin taxes" on soda and junk food. People never like it when the government picks winners and losers, and they are especially resistant to having the government determine what foods we...
  • UFT President Mulgrew caught in act with counselor, scandal quashed: suit

    05/20/2012 6:14:33 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Susan Edelman
    UFT President Mike Mulgrew was caught in flagrante delicto with a guidance counselor at William Grady HS, where he taught before becoming the unions boss, a bombshell lawsuit charges. The accusation that Mulgrew was seen having sex with a co-worker in a woodshop at the vocational school, and that it was hushed up, comes in a rambling 73-page suit filed in Brooklyn federal court last week by Andrew Ostrowsky, a math teacher at Frank Sinatra HS of the Arts in Manhattan. Ostrowsky, 35, names Mayor Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Mulgrew and the UFT, claiming the teachers union conspired with...
  • We are all Muslims, says Mayor Bloomberg to Ramadan Muslim audience

    08/28/2011 11:23:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 28, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Clearly Mayor Bloomberg has sold his soul to sharia financial interests in Malaysia and Dubai and has sold out New Yorkers and all Americans. 911Rally No to Stealth Gloomberg does not speak for us. Stand up against the second attack at Ground Zero. Join us, Robert Spencer and me, on September 11th at West Broadway and Park Place and protest this cultural obscenity at our 911 Freedom Rally. Remember last year? Speakers include U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton (video message); German MP Ren Stadtkewitz, leader of Germanys Freedom Party; Dr. Arieh Eldad, former candidate for Prime...
  • Cops closing down and arresting Occupy Boston.

    Live Video: Police Move In On Occupy Boston Protesters
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Greets Muslim Leaders with 'Shalom Alaikum' at Ramadan Meeting

    07/28/2011 10:18:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 28, 2011 | Reuven Blau
    Mayor Bloomberg practiced his version of verbal jujitsu Wednesday, mangling a greeting to Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with "shalom alaikum." Hizzoner was shooting for "salaam alaikum" - the traditional Arabic "peace to you" greeting. "He just got a little confused," one witness said. Imam Omar Abunamous of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York said it was an understandable mistake for the Jewish mayor. "Well, it's common to both religions," Abunamous said. "They are the same thing. The same idea." The mayor frequently butchers names and words, and he often ends each press announcement with a cringeworthy pronunciation...
  • Two Men To Be Arraigned In Plot To Blow Up [NY] City Synagogue

    05/12/2011 3:00:43 PM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 24 replies
    Two men from East Elmhurst, Queens have been arrested and charged with plotting to blow up a Manhattan synagogue. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined by top city law enforcement officials at City Hall earlier today in announcing the arrests of Ahmed Ferhani, 26, and Mohamed Mamdouh, 20. Ferhani, who is from Algeria, and Mamdouh, was is from Morocco, are both charged with engaging in terrorism, weapons possession and hate crimes. An arraignment is expected later today. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the men told undercover officers that they hated Jews and wanted to kill them. He also says they had...
  • MOSQUERADE: What Is Really Behind the Ground Zero Community Center?

    09/11/2010 12:39:51 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    WebToday ^ | 9-11-10 | WebToday
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has advertised the controversial Ground Zero mosque as an Islamic outreach to the community, a cultural center open and intended to unify all religions. Today, he still stands by that assertion, even as his proposed mosque continues to exact the opposite effect before its even built. Now, harsh critics, such as Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, William Murray, are presented with even more perplexing information in the form of Sharif El-Gamal (pictured), the mysterious developer behind the mosque. Reportedly a waiter by profession who suddenly came into the kind of money to spearhead a $100...
  • Obama Flirting With Bloomberg Behind Geithners Back? (Treasury Secretary Bloomberg?)

    09/07/2010 12:14:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    new York Magazine ^ | 09/07/2010
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is like the Angelina Jolie to President Obama's Brad Pitt. So unpopular is he, every time the president is seen with another economically savvy individual, people start to get excited that the pair might finally be breaking up. So it follows that, after Mayor Bloomberg told reporters that he and Obama spent much of their intimate golf session in Martha's Vineyard last week discussing the economy, "Page Six" says they're hearing "whispers" that the president asked the mayor about taking over as Treasury secretary. "It's been the focus of a lot of discussion," one Democrat, who...
  • New York's [Mayor] Bloomberg: We Are All Muslims

    08/25/2010 1:51:54 PM PDT · by dselig · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | August 25th, 2010 | Stephen Prothero
    Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor. By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN In a commentary on the shrill Republican silence in the face of the "Obama is a Muslim" nonsense, Slates John Dickerson wrote that "with so much traffic on the low road in American politics, you'd imagine a politician or two might take the high road simply to beat the congestion." Well, New York Citys Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to take the road less...
  • Michael Bloomberg's Dirty Money?

    08/20/2010 6:52:21 AM PDT · by truerepublican of the west · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 8/20/2010 | New York Observer
    This article in the NY Observer indicates Michael Bloomberg, Mayor and businessman, just may have broken the law in his last campaign.
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Mayor Blooming Idiot testifying before Congress.

    05/05/2010 8:05:38 AM PDT · by raisin · 5 replies · 224+ views
    Wonder if he'll ask for help on finding the Tea Party member who left the bomb in Time Square. Oh wait, that was an Islamic Terrorist. Let's see if anyone will say the words during the whole hearing. Not.
  • Fox News: Up to Eight in Pakistan Taken Into Custody Over Times Square Bombing

    05/04/2010 8:51:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 82 replies · 3,365+ views
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Kristinn
    Just on the Fox News Channel as a banner: Up to 8 in custody in Pakistan over Times Square bombing attempt.
  • FOX Breaking: Man arrested in Karachi in connection with Times Square bomber.

    05/04/2010 7:56:37 AM PDT · by libh8er · 62 replies · 1,742+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 5.4.10
  • U.S. arrests Pakistani-American over failed car bomb

    05/04/2010 8:30:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies · 1,087+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/4/10 | Michelle Nichols
    The Pakistani-American arrested on suspicion of driving a bomb-laden car into New York's Times Square told U.S. authorities he acted alone, but sceptical investigators are looking into his recent trip to Pakistan, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.
  • Bloomberg: NYC Bomb Suspect Someone With A "Political Agenda"

    05/04/2010 5:20:45 AM PDT · by Third Person · 32 replies · 1,242+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3rd, 2010 | Real Clear Politics
    If I had to guess, twenty five cents, this would be exactly that, Bloomberg said. Homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesnt like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.
  • NYC SUV bomb construction patterned after AQ manual

    05/03/2010 6:44:38 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 2, 2010
    [Scroll down 1/2 page to article]...If the configuration of the propane gas cylinders and gasoline containers in the back of a SUV sounds familiar, it should. In an article that was published on this web site on 29 June 2007, we warned that the operational tactics of Islamic terrorists of the London attempted bombings outside of a night club would be used on U.S. soil, and identified the crowded streets of New York as a prime target.
  • Report Links State Gun Laws To Rates of Slayings, Trafficking

    12/05/2008 9:43:53 AM PST · by sig226 · 14 replies · 780+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/5/08 | Cheryl W. Thompson
    States with lax gun laws had higher rates of handgun killings, fatal shootings of police officers, and sales of weapons that were used in crimes in other states, according to a study underwritten by a group of more than 300 U.S. mayors.
  • Bloomberg Tries Again On Gun Control (6 questions to Obama & McCain)

    08/08/2008 1:19:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies · 230+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | August 6, 2008 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    The Bloomberg-funded Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today it sent a six-question survey to both John McCain and Barack Obama focued on "common sense steps necessary to fix the nations broken background check system" that the group endorsed during its national summit in April. This isn't the first time the coalition has sought to influence the presidential contests that its benefactor once considered joining. It ran pint ads in New Hampshire and Iowa newspapers in advance of the primary and caucuses, respectively, and also aired a TV spot (in which the mayor, playing the role of an "undecided voter" was...
  • N.J. Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloombergs Anti-Gun Coalition ("spreading anti-gun propaganda")

    07/31/2007 7:30:39 PM PDT · by Stoat · 9 replies · 532+ views
    New Jersey Mayor Continues Trend: Leaves Bloombergs Anti-Gun Coalition Monday, July 09, 2007 Fairfax, VA - Oldsmans Township, NJ Mayor Harry Moore has resigned his membership from New York City Mayor Michael Bloombergs anti-gun coalition, continuing the trend of mayors jaded by Bloombergs focus on gun control rather than crime control. I applaud Mayor Harry Moore for having the courage to quit this anti-gun coalition once he recognized Mike Bloomberg true intentions, said Chris W. Cox, National Rifle Association (NRA)s chief lobbyist. Mayors across the country have come to realize the coalition is nothing more than a front...
  • Sex Harassment Allegations Could Haunt Bloomberg

    07/29/2007 5:30:27 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 48 replies · 857+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sunday, 29 July 2007
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks his mind and that is a big part of his cachet in anything-goes New York. But a sexual harassment lawsuit he settled in 2000 and other racy comments over the years show how his blunt style could prove a liability if he runs for president as an independent. Before his election as mayor in 2001, Bloomberg was the target of a sexual harassment suit by a female executive who accused him of making repeated raunchy sexual comments while he was chief executive of his financial company, Bloomberg LP. Bloomberg denied...
  • CCRKBA Challenges Mayors to 'Close Government Gun Loophole'

    02/16/2007 3:40:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 489+ views
    For Immediate Release: February 15, 2007 BELLEVUE, WA The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his colleagues in the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition to devote all their resources to closing the government gun loophole. The Washington Post this week revealed that between February 2002 and September 2005, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 160 missing firearms. That is in addition to the 352 missing guns the FBI reported lost or stolen in a similar audit in 2002. The newspaper reported that at least 18 of...

    07/01/2006 11:04:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 789+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 30, 2006 | PHILIP MESSING
    A Queens pistol-range owner busted last month as part of the city's anti-gun initiative sued Police Commissioner Ray Kelly yesterday, demanding the return of his clients' gun licenses, The Post has learned. Michael Spallone, 43, co-owner of the Woodhaven Rifle & Pistol Range, was hit with a misdemeanor on May 24 for allegedly "delivering" a Glock-19 handgun to a civilian undercover investigator working for the city's corporation counsel.
  • Principals Face Review in Education Overhaul [Is Jeb's school grading "a sword of Damocles" ?]

    04/12/2006 7:12:47 PM PDT · by summer · 67 replies · 785+ views
    Th NY Times ^ | April 12, 2006 | Elissa Gootman
    Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein yesterday accelerated his drive to hold educators accountable for student achievement, announcing that New York City's more than 1,400 schools will be graded each year just like students, from A to F. Principals whose schools persistently fail could be removed, he said. Mr. Klein said schools' grades would be determined largely by a more sophisticated analysis of annual standardized test scores. In addition, officials would look at a new set of satisfaction surveys, to be completed by parents, teachers and students. Any effort to remove principals based on the new grades could require changes in...
  • Mayor Bloomberg, M.D.

    04/04/2006 8:48:35 PM PDT · by dervish · 25 replies · 607+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 4/4/06 | ELIZABETH M. WHELAN
    In an effort to curb the rapidly increasing health threat of diabetes in New York City, the Bloomberg administration earlier this year mandated that medical laboratories report the results of special diabetes-monitoring blood tests, along with the name and contact information of patients, to the City Department of Health. While efforts to reduce the devastating health consequences of diabetes are laudable, the violation of patient confidentiality and the precedent set by this new regulation should be the source of grave concern to all New Yorkers. Diabetes is now among the leading causes of death in the city - and its...
  • Health Dept. to track those with diabetes (Purple with Rage Alert)

    12/15/2005 9:24:52 PM PST · by Marie · 37 replies · 1,178+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 12/15/2005 | Buffalo News
    NEW YORK (AP) - Hoping to save hundreds of lives, health officials made a regulatory change Wednesday that will allow the city to track thousands of people with diabetes and occasionally prod them to take better care of themselves. In doing so, New York will become the first American city to monitor diabetes in the same way health departments now commonly track people with HIV or tuberculosis. It will also be treading new ground, and potentially raising some privacy concerns, by collecting information about people who have a chronic disease that isn't contagious or caused by an environmental toxin. The...
  • New York Police Ticket Quota Exposed

    New York Police Ticket Quota Exposed June 20, 2005 -- Three NYPD sergeants have confirmed what police brass have denied for years: Ticketing quotas exist. Testifying at a closed-door union-grievance hearing last week, the sergeants said cops in the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn were given a minimum amount of summonses to write in each three-month quarter - or they would get in trouble with their bosses. One sergeant even submitted a handwritten note from the East New York precinct's commanding officer that spelled out the number of collars, moving violations and quality-of-life summonses that a cop needed to write to...
  • Moskowitz's Move

    05/07/2005 6:17:52 AM PDT · by dervish · 1 replies · 228+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 5/5/05 | Editorial
    The Democrat who represents Manhattan's East Side on the City Council, Eva Moskowitz, made a courageous move in declining the Independence Party's line in her race for borough president. 'snip' the party's failure to repudiate an anti-Semitic remark by one of its activists, Lenora Fulani. 'snip' Eliot Spitzer, Governor Pataki, Senator Schumer, Mayor Bloomberg, and State Comptroller Alan Hevesi all now have a choice of following Ms. Moskowitz's lead or letting be known the compromises they are willing to overlook in exchange for a ballot line.
  • Steve Shaw Opposes New Campaign Finance Bill

    12/22/2004 10:19:47 AM PST · by Steven J. Shaw · 427+ views
    Steve Shaw for Mayor '05 ^ | 12/22/04 | Steven Shaw
    On Wednesday of last week, New York's City Council approved legislation that will increase the amount of matching funds from 5:1 to 6:1 when candidates face so-called well-financed candidates, who are candidates that spend a significant amount of their own money when running for office. Steve Shaw recently discussed his opposition to this legislation. "I am fully opposed to the 6:1 portion of this legislation," said Shaw, who, under Campaign Finance Board rules, is limited to contributing about $15,000 of his own money to his campaign. "New York City already has one of the most generous campaign finance matching programs...
  • Heroes of Turtle Bay (New York City/State mull asking UN to decamp to France)

    11/28/2004 12:47:46 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 43 replies · 3,106+ views
    New York Sun ^ | November 26, 2004 | Staff Editorial
    The New York State Legislature has come in for quite a lot of brickbats lately, most of them deserved. But no one can accuse them of equating Zionism with racism, nor making excuses for bloody tyrants, nor looking the other way during genocide. Or, for that matter, taking bribes from Saddam Hussein. This is why it warms our hearts to see those battered Albany pols questioning the continued utility of the welcome mat that New York has extended this past half-century to the United Nations. This has come to a head as the world body seeks to rebuild and expand...