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  • Biggest Labor Union Throws Support Behind "Independent" Greg Orman ( Kansas )

    10/18/2014 6:44:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Oct 17, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    This week the AFL-CIO threw its considerable weight behind Democrat-turned-independent Greg Orman in his bid for U.S. Senate in Kansas. This came on the heels of a debate that was all about defining who Greg Orman really is: ... The AFL-CIO won't run TV ads for Orman, spokesman Jeff Hauser said, but his campaign will now be incorporated into the union's extensive ground game there. The AFL-CIO had previously endorsed Kansas's Democratic Party's gubernatorial nominee, Paul Davis, who is locked into one of the country's most competitive gubernatorial contests with incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. During Wednesday's debate, incumbent Sen....
  • The Head of the CDC Was Behind the Big Gulp Soda Ban In New York

    10/16/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/2014 | George Washington (blogger)
    Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure. But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.
  • Michael Bloomberg awarded honorary UK knighthood (ye olde barfe alerte)

    10/06/2014 10:21:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
    Michael Bloomberg is a knight—but he won’t be Sir Mike. Queen Elizabeth II has bestowed an honorary knighthood on the billionaire businessman and former New York mayor. The British government said Monday that Bloomberg was made “an Honorary Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” in recognition of his “prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors” and his work to strengthen trans-Atlantic ties. …
  • “It’s a Mean, Mean World?”: John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims

    10/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 04, 2014 | John Stossel
    John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate. The show discussed Bloomberg’s claims regarding the risks of guns in the home as well as domestic violence. Bloomberg’s PR people did send some statements to be read on the show and they were discussed. This show aired on Fox News on Saturday at 5 PM EDT and will re-air at 10 PM EDT on Sunday, and 1 AM EDT on...
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • After 30 Years Of Lies, NY Times Admits “Assault Weapons Are A Myth”

    09/13/2014 9:27:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 9/13/2014 | Bob Owens
    In a stunning op-ed released Friday, the NY Times finally admitted that “assault weapons” are a made-up political term fabricated by anti-gun Democrats. Op-ed writer Lois Beckett also admitted that once the term was manufactured and used to outlaw a class of weapons that dishonest anti-gun Democrats had used to con an entire nation, nothing happened.
  • A Gun-Loving Farewell to Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    09/05/2014 5:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Michael Bloomberg returning to lead Bloomberg LP

    09/03/2014 9:14:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 10:40 PM EDT
    Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead the financial data and news company he founded in 1981 but left to serve three terms in City Hall. The company, Bloomberg LP, said Wednesday that current CEO Daniel Doctoroff will step down at the end of the year. Doctoroff was a deputy mayor under Bloomberg. His departure makes way for Bloomberg to take back the helm of the company, of which he still owns more than 85 percent. …
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • Feds Claim Freedom is Bad For Your Health

    08/24/2014 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is trying to ban smoking… Everywhere. Well, at least everywhere someone might be working, so I guess that’s not as many places as you might think. (Hat tip to Obamanomics.) The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has suggested banning all tobacco consumption at every work place in the nation… Because, ya know, the nanny-state can never be too big, right?The ban would apply to not only office buildings, restaurants, and retail stores, but it would also apply to any outdoor location (such as construction sites, landscaping work, and...
  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Academic Bias Widely Acknowledged

    08/18/2014 7:49:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2014 | Jace Gregory
    Dissident conservatives have long bemoaned the prevalence of academic bias against them. The bias, indeed, has become so prevalent that liberal politicians are starting to notice. “Liberals, especially in universities, profess ‘diversity’ and ‘tolerance’,” Grove City College professor Paul Kengor said during an interview with the Young America’s Foundation. “In truth, they only tolerate things they agree with—which, of course, isn’t really tolerance. What liberals really practice is, at best, a selective tolerance and a selective diversity.” Kengor is the author of a number of books, the latest of which is entitled 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative. Surprisingly, similar...
  • Bloomberg’s White Whale

    08/14/2014 8:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is something of Captain Ahab about Michael Bloomberg these days — the former mayor of New York having adopted the profile of a neurotic and fevered old man whose long and checkered career has not yet managed to sate him, and whose ambition will be truly realized only when, finally, he captures his whale and avenges his bruised ego. Alas, yesterday evening, in Milwaukee, Wis., satisfaction eluded him once again, that Milwaukee County’s Sheriff David Clarke — an outspoken apostle of the right to keep and bear arms, and opponent of all that Bloomberg holds dear — winning his...
  • Bloomberg's PAC makes $150,000 ad buy against Clarke

    08/09/2014 12:41:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-9-14 | Georgia Pabst
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In response to the news of Bloomberg's ads, Clarke said in a statement: "I trust the voters. The voters can't be bought." The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Also on Friday, Citizens...
  • Anti-Gunners Kill More Jobs with Bloomberg-Style Laws

    07/14/2014 1:23:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    America’s largest shotgun manufacturer has decided to move more of its business to the Republic of Texas. The news that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. chose not to expand their business in Connecticut shouldn’t really come as a surprise. States that have zealously pursued more restrictive gun control policies have seen their historically loyal firearm manufacturers begin an exodus to friendlier locales. Mossberg has decided to move more of its manufacturing process to Texas in light of Connecticut’s recent legislative attempts to demonize their industry; such as implementing a confiscation registration process, and outlawing future sales of various firearms categorized...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Bloomberg’s Surprising Harvard Commencement Address Attacks Campus Ideologues

    06/05/2014 11:26:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/5/14 | Ron Christie
    udos to Ex-Mayor Mike, whose Harvard commencement address called for inclusion of more conservatives in higher education. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg shocked the conscience of many in academia (and liberal newsrooms) across America when he spoke out against the scarcity of conservative voices in faculty lounges in our leading institutions of higher education. Bloomberg’s speech resonated strongly with me as I’ve taught at two of the schools he mentioned in his remarks—my alma mater, Haverford College, as well as the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where I served as a resident fellow in...
  • Bloomberg: Hillary Is A 'Spectacular Candidate'

    05/18/2014 1:58:15 PM PDT · by kingattax · 38 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-18-14
    Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation," former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Hillary Clinton would make a "spectacular candidate" for president in 2016. “I think she would be a spectacular candidate on the Democratic side. Bloomberg also praised former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Govs. Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Scott Walker (R-WI) pointing to their "executive experience"on the potential candidates on the Republican side of the ticket.
  • The Most Dishonest Amnesty Poll Yet

    05/16/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/16/14 | Mark Krikorian
    Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch’s Partnership for a New American Economy (a.k.a. Billionaires for Open Borders) has released what may be the most ridiculously skewed pro-amnesty poll I’ve seen. The poll, conducted by McLlaughlin & Associates, is timed to coincide with Tea Party Express executive Sal Russo’s teaming up with Grover Norquist to push amnesty (they both co-sponsored the poll as well); it purports to show that even tea-party people support Chuck Schumer’s amnesty bill, so get on with it already, Boehner! The mendacity of the whole exercise becomes apparent when you read the actual questions. After a few setup...
  • Why Bloomberg Can Be Compared To Hitler (And I’m Standing By That)

    04/28/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | 4/24/2014 | Bradlee Dean
    “It isn’t gun control.” – Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City Recently, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promoted his new $50 million gun control campaign on NBC’s “Today” show, in an aggressive financial push to combat the National Rifle Association’s influence on gun policies. Bloomberg stated that he plans to use the money to merge his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (criminals will always have guns) and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America into a new group called “Every Town for Gun Safety.”
  • Bloomberg Is His Own Worst Enemy on Gun-Control

    04/28/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    At first, it looked like an epic-fail (and I really hate that phrase) for Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control group, Everytown For Gun Safety. Deciding that they should organize a protest outside of the NRA annual meeting in Indianapolis, gun control advocates “flocked” to show their disdain for American gun-owners… But, there was only one problem: With a mere 25 people deciding to show up for the rally, the “protest” looked more like an OFA global warming meeting. Apparently, two dozen people was the absolute most the anti-gun group, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, was able to gather for the...
  • Save Lives & Deter Criminals — Help start the Crime Prevention Research Center

    04/21/2014 3:15:28 PM PDT · by richardb72
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | April 21, 2014 | John Lott
    Gun control advocates have recently put hundreds of millions of dollars toward "public health" studies, with predetermined outcomes. These studies are beginning to find their way to the main stream media. Soon there will be an avalanche of studies, and their advice puts lives at risk. John Lott is the founder of this organization and is seeking to counter the bogus studies by providing rapid response to the new studies as well as conducting high-quality peer-reviewed academic studies. Lott, the author of More Guns, Less Crime and The Bias Against Guns, has conducted decades of research showing that armed citizens...
  • What the press is missing in Bloomberg's anti-gun push

    04/17/2014 8:04:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2014 | John Lott
    Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical. Last year, gun control groups, largely due to Bloomberg’s money, outspent gun rights groups by about 7.4 to 1 on TV advertising. With a net worth of $31.2 billion, Bloomberg can afford round-the-clock armed bodyguards, but he doesn’t recognize the need for others to have armed protection. Despite his money, mayors belonging to Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns...
  • 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...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Lifers are “Dumb” For Believing Life Begins at Conception

    03/28/2014 6:30:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 125 replies
    Life News ^ | 3-28-2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Nancy Pelosi: Pro-Lifers are “Dumb” For Believing Life Begins at Conception by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 3/28/14 12:29 PM Never mind that science has confirmed for some time that human life begins at conception and the union of sperm and egg creates a unique human being with a DNA code that matches no one else ever conceived.Nancy Pelosi believes pro-life advocates who think human life starts at conception are just “dumb.”Politico has the quote: At Planned Parenthood’s annual gala last night, attendees and your PULSEr stopped laughing at comedian and emcee Tig Notaro just long enough...
  • GOCRA Update: The Bloomberg Bill(MN)

    03/25/2014 5:52:48 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 3-25-14 | GOCRA
    Since this bill isn’t going away — we don’t have the votes to kill it — we are working with our allies AND the bill’s authors to transform it into something fair and constitutional. We’ve come a long way, and there are still more changes to come. There’s another hearing Wednesday at 2:15 in Room 10 of the State Office Building, and if you can come to show your support for civil rights, we’d love to see you there. The long version: Last Thursday and today, the Minnesota Senate and House heard their separate versions of Billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s “domestic...
  • Bloomberg vs. the Koch Brothers: For Harry Reid, some billionaires are more equal than others

    03/25/2014 1:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/25/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Democratic Party wants the 2014 elections to be about anything and everything except ObamaCare. The depths of Hope and Change were plumbed in 2008, the War on Women was exhausted in 2012 and that leaves only the Koch Brothers. Senator Harry Reid, facing the end of his time as Senate Majority Leader, has decided to bet the farm on the Koch Brothers. His Senate Majority PAC (formerly Commonsense Ten, really “Keep Harry Reid Majority Leader”) is trying to protect Senate Democrats who are hated in their own states for voting to drive up the price of health insurance while...
  • House Bloomberg bill hearing Tuesday morning (MN)

    03/24/2014 8:48:30 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 3-24-14 | Andrew Rothman
    The House version of Michael Bloomberg’s unconstitutional gun grab bill, HF3238, will be heard Tuesday morning in Rep. Paymar’s Public Safety committee. The bill strips accused individuals of fundamental Second Amendment and property rights without due process, and imposes, practically, a gun forfeiture on such accused individuals. In the Senate, bill author Ron Latz successfully urged his fellow DFLers on the committee to pass the bill, promising that the bill would be fixed after it was passed out of committee. This is, in the words of GOCRA co-founder and attorney David M. Gross, “backwards, upside-down, and inside out“: bills are...
  • HE’S BAAAACK: Michael Bloomberg Makes Another Appearance in Colorado

    03/22/2014 7:34:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | March 21, 2014
    After Americans for Prosperity unveiled a large media placement hitting liberal U.S. Senator Mark Udall’s Obamacare record, liberals everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the left-leaning Senate Majority PAC (SMP) revealed a $500,000 media buy against U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running against Udall in the 2014 election. Not so fast, Udallites. There’s just one problem. The SMP, backing Udall, is funded by none other than Colorado’s best liberal funder, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ... What’s interesting is that Bloomberg has given $2.5 million to the Super PAC and its most recent ad buy is...
  • Study showing Bloomberg lied about gun research

    02/27/2014 5:44:22 PM PST · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Fox News
    A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades. The Crime Prevention Research Center study examined how a 1996 decision by Congress to strip funding for firearms research actually impacted the world of academia. To hear national media outlets tell it, the decision led to a drought in research from 1996 to 2013 -- when such funding was once again allowed. Stories from The Washington Post, NBC News, Reuters and other outlets all have claimed that Washington, with the backing of the National Rifle...
  • Exclusive: Bloomberg tapped to be U.N. cities, climate change envoy - sources

    01/30/2014 6:15:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | January 30, 2014 | Michelle Nichols
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been tapped to be U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday. Barring any last minute changes, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon - who is seeking to re-energize the global climate change debate and boost the United Nations' role - could make the announcement as early as Friday, the sources said on the condition of anonymity. Bloomberg, a billionaire philanthropist who left office last month, made combating climate change a key focus during his 12 years leading the United States most populous city. He also...
  • Portion control -- how the government plans to dictate what's on your dinner table in 2014

    01/04/2014 7:49:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Baylen Linnekin
    Would you rather sip on unpasteurized milk or a cold glass of soda? Do you prefer Saturday lunch at a fast food joint or a farmers market? Regardless of your choices, your food freedom -- your right to grow, raise, produce, buy, sell, share, cook, eat, and drink the foods you want -- is under attack. Here are ten food freedom issues to keep an eye on in 2014. 1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients. The FDA has proposed banning oils containing trans fats, an ingredient found in foods like coffee creamers and muffins....
  • New York Times editorial blasts de Blasio inaugural speeches ("Graceless and Smug")

    01/03/2014 6:08:54 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/3/2014 | chuck ross
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaugural was filled with “backward-looking speeches both graceless and smug” The The New York Times said in a scathing editorial Friday. The paper’s editorial board called out three inauguration participants for their demagoguery and defended former Mayor Michael Bloomberg from the speakers’ jabs at his tenure. “Worst among them, but hardly alone, was the new public advocate, Letitia James, who used her moment for her own head-on attack: on the 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg,” read the Times editorial. James, who now holds the office formerly held by de Blasio, brought a...
  • The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    01/02/2014 11:35:09 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 27 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12-31-2013 | Alissa Walker
    Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City's mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here's a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office. •Smoking in commercial establishments like bars and restaurants (2003) •Smoking in public spaces (2011) •Cigarette sales to those under 21 (2013) •Sales of "flavored" tobacco products (2009) •Smoking e-cigarettes in public spaces (2013) •Cigarette in-store displays (2013) •Cars in Times Square (2009) •Cars from driving in newly created bike lanes (2007-2013) •Cars causing congestion...
  • Micro-Apartments Could Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health

    12/21/2013 7:50:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    observer.com ^ | 12/20 5:13pm | Vincent Mancuso
    Even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg has championed the micro-unit, some experts are concerned that living in 250 to 370 feet spaces could be risky. “Sure, these micro-apartments may be fantastic for young professionals in their 20’s,” Dak Kopec, director of design for human health at Boston Architectural College, told The Atlantic. “But they definitely can be unhealthy for older people, say in their 30’s and 40’s, who face different stress factors that can make tight living conditions a problem.” According to Mr. Kopec, the space-saving trend of tiny apartments can lead to increased claustrophobia, domestic abuse, and alcoholism.
  • Bloomberg leaves rich public health legacy in NYC (barf alert)

    12/21/2013 7:48:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2013 6:28 PM EST | David B. Caruso
    Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of 9/11, but he may always be remembered, accurately or not, as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office Dec. 31 with a unique record as a public health crusader who attacked cigarettes, artery-clogging fats and big sugary drinks with as much zeal as most mayors go after crack dens and graffiti. And while Bloomberg’s audacious initiatives weren’t uniformly successful, often leading to court challenges and criticisms he was turning New York into a “nanny state,” experts...
  • One year after Newtown, support for stricter gun control has disappeared

    12/13/2013 5:26:17 PM PST · by richardb72 · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Fox News
    President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration’s promise to coordinate “a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut” has gotten little traction. Last year the Newtown shooting, with it horrific slaughter, lead to an immediate national movement for gun control. But that was short-lived, and opposition to gun control is currently very strong. Indeed, it appears to be the strongest in decades. A recent CNN poll finds the highest level of opposition to...
  • Protest Planned Against Last-Minute Bloomberg Push for Mandatory Flu Vaccines

    12/10/2013 12:05:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Politicker.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Colin Campbell and Jill Colvin
    Autism advocates are set to protest tomorrow against a quiet effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration to require annual flu vaccinations for all New York City schoolchildren.On Wednesday, with just three weeks to go until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s controversial Board of Health is set to vote on new rules that would force children as young as six months old to be immunized each year before December 31 if they attend licensed day care or pre-school programs.“Young children have a high risk of developing severe complications from influenza. One-third of children under five in New York City do not...
  • $22.33 PER VOTE: Amendment 66 Backers Break the Bank ( Colorado Unions, Bloomberg & )

    12/06/2013 6:51:47 AM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | December 6, 2013
    The final numbers are in for the 2013 ballot initiatives and, surprise!, the pro-Amendment 66 campaign spent a ridiculous amount of money. But, they raised less than what they hoped as some cited $12 million as a target. They raised (and presumably spent nearly all) $11,079,408 to garner only 496,151 votes or 35% of the votes. That’s $22.33 per vote, which is more than either of the presidential candidates in the 2012 election. Not shocking, but the largest contributors to the effort were the Colorado Education Association and the National Education Association (aka the teachers unions). Each contributed two million...
  • NYPD cracks down on long guns that hold more than five rounds

    12/05/2013 12:04:37 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 70 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 5, 2013 | Edmund DeMarche
    he New York City Police Department is taking aim at owners of shotguns and rifles capable of holding more than five rounds, demanding such guns be surrendered, altered or taken out of the city. The demand came in the form of some 500 letters mailed out to owners of registered long guns that are in violation of a 2010 city ordinance. The first option for the letter's recipient is to, "Immediately surrender your Rifle and/or Shotgun to your local police precinct, and notify this office of the invoice number. The firearm may be sold or permanently removed from the City...
  • Colorado Democrat Resigns to Avoid Recall Fight

    11/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST · by neverdem · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jim Geraghty
    Remember that third recall effort out in Colorado, targeting two-term Democrat Evie Hudak? It is now moot. State Sen. Evie Hudak has decided to resign rather than risk facing a recall election that, should she lose, would flip control of the senate to Republicans, FOX31 Denver was first to report Wednesday. Later Wednesday morning, Hudak made her resignation letter public. “In the interest of preserving the progress made over the last year, I am resigning as State Senator for District 19, effective immediately,” Hudak wrote. By resigning before the signatures are turned in, she assures that a Democratic vacancy committee...
  • Obama Advocates Higher Unemployment for Lower-Skilled Workers

    11/07/2013 1:56:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Perhaps because he wants to divert attention from the slow-motion train wreck of Obamacare, the President is signalling that he will renew his efforts to throw more people into the unemployment line. Needless to say, that’s not how the White House would describe the President’s proposal to increase the minimum wage, but that’s one of the main results when the government criminalizes certain employment contracts between consenting adults. To be blunt, if a worker happens to have poor work skills, a less-than-impressive employment record, or some other indicator of low productivity that makes them worth, say, $7.50 per hour, then...
  • Colorado Taxpayers Reject Tax Increases, Choose Growth

    11/07/2013 1:56:29 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 11-7-13 | Ben Wilterdink
    On Tuesday a ballot measure to raise income taxes on Coloradans to raise funds for increased education spending failed. In fact, the measure, Amendment 66, didn’t just fail–it went down in flames. The measure was defeated by a 32 percent margin. This major defeat was in spite of the fact that the measure’s backers outspent the opponents by a large margin, raising $10 million to support the initiative, including a $1 million each from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Bill and Melinda Gates. Amendment 66 would have eliminated Colorado’s flat rate income tax of 4.63 percent in favor of...
  • The Big Apple's Turn Left

    11/06/2013 11:34:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    The new mayor of New York City is a Red Sox fan. According to the rules of the New York I grew up in, I'd expect to see the Hudson turn into a river of blood and Zabar's to close due to a locust infestation before that happened. But if De Blasio's remarkable rise proves anything, it's that the rules can change. A liberal's crazy liberal, De Blasio still waxes nostalgic about the noble struggle of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, for whom he raised money in the 1980s. He violated the ban on travel to Cuba for his honeymoon with his...