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  • 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...
  • New York mayor tries to buy another Colorado election

    10/30/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    The Gazette ^ | October 30, 2013; 12:00 am | Editorial Staff
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants Colorado as his personal plutocracy and is willing to spend. If he succeeds, Coloradans will be subject to laws and politicians bought and controlled by an outside demagogue. Bloomberg, the man who tried to control how his constituents consume soft drinks and salt, has never received a vote in Colorado. He has never lived here. Yet, he's paying for ads that tell Coloradans to spend their hard-earned wages on the Amendment 66 tax increase - a deceptive attempt to channel more than $1 billion a year to state government under the guise of helping...
  • Amendment 66 backers get big checks from Bloomberg charity, Melinda Gates (Colorado)

    10/29/2013 7:47:47 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | October 28, 2013 | Megan Schrader
    DENVER - In the final week before voters decide on Amendment 66, the campaign supporting the education tax increase received $2 million in donations from Melinda Gates and a charity run by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "It is a testament to the breadth and depth of our reforms that Colorado has attracted the attention of business leaders across the country," Gov. John Hickenlooper said of the donations. The donations from out-of-state, wealthy and politically-connected Democrats drew criticism from conservatives opposed to the tax increase. "Billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have realized by now that he can't buy...
  • Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys)

    10/16/2013 8:27:30 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Guns Save Life.com ^ | October 15, 2013
    Twofer: MAIG Mayors going to prison (Don’t drop the soap, boys) October 15, 2013 It’s been a busy week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) group of gun-grabbing mayors. First up, Filthy Filner, the San Diego Mayor who had a reputation for sexually harassing lots of lots of ladies, pled guilty to some reduced charges. Rumor had it his plea was to avoid convictions with the word “sexual” in them.
  • Mayor launching crusade against tanning salons

    10/12/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 11, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    <p>The city is launching a new offensive to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from overexposure to UV radiation, The Post has learned.</p> <p>In what could be the Bloomberg’s Administration’s final health crusade, the anti-tanorexic plan will be submitted to the Board of Health on Tuesday,. The board — all appointees of Mayor Bloomberg — is expected to adopt the new rules, which would take effect in the spring following public hearings.</p>
  • Bloomberg sued over guns, soda ban, 'meatless Mondays'

    10/11/2013 8:36:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 10, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been hit with two suits this week, one demanding information on his anti-gun campaign, and the other targeting his soda and fat bans. Both are Freedom of Information lawsuits from Washington groups that charge the mayor's office with delaying release of critical information about his efforts to start a national campaign to limit guns and boost the health value of food sold in cities. The public watchdog group Judicial Watch on Thursday filed their suit demanding emails between Bloomberg's office, his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Vice President Biden. The group charges that...
  • Bloomberg’s Puppets

    10/03/2013 4:03:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    By now, you really would have thought Michael Bloomberg would have learned his lesson. The out-of-touch New York City mayor has lately made it his business to be in everyone else’s business – whether that means trying to decide for New York residents what they are allowed to eat or drink, or trying to tell people from other states what to think of their elected officials. More often than not, however, Mayor Bloomberg’s overreaches have been repelled. The courts struck down Bloomberg’s ban on large sodas. Notable Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer, from Bloomberg’s home state, is on the record as...
  • Bloomberg May Court McAuliffe to Bring Gun Control to Virginia

    09/11/2013 1:09:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Questions are being raised whether outgoing billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is courting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) to enact gun control measures in Virginia if he should win the statehouse in November. On Tuesday, voters in Colorado recalled two state senators--Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs)--that supported Colorado Gov. John Hickenloooper's (D) sweeping gun control legislation, which he signed into law in March. As Breitbart News reported, Morse lost his recall election 51 to 49 percent, and Giron lost hers by a "whopping 56 to 44 percent." Bloomberg reportedly called Hickenlooper...
  • NY Mayor Praises Mexico Soda Tax Plan

    09/11/2013 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | September 11, 2013 | AFP
    President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic earned him praise Tuesday from New York's mayor and health advocates but soda makers slammed it as ineffective. Pena Nieto wants Mexicans to pay an extra peso (almost 8 US cents) for every liter of sweetened drink in a country that guzzles more soft drinks than any other and rivals the United States for the dubious honor of world's most obese nation. If Congress approves the tax, Mexico would join France in introducing a special levy on sodas. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose plan to...
  • Join our fight with Mayor Bloomberg in Colorado! [LIVE UPDATES](Buckeye Firearms Association)

    09/04/2013 7:12:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    buckeyefirearms.org ^ | 29 August, 2013 | drieck
    As you may know, Colorado will have a recall election on September 10 to remove two anti-gun senators from office. While Buckeye Firearms Association generally focuses on Ohio, this particular election involves New York City Mayor Bloomberg and could have national repercussions. Three BFA leaders have traveled to Colorado to help lead the fight. And you can be part of the battle as well.
  • CO:Who is the real big bucks bully in the gun control debate?

    09/03/2013 5:37:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 September, 2013 | Dave Workman
    For many years, the gun ban lobby has portrayed the National Rifle Association as the big money bully in the gun control debate, but stories published today and yesterday suggest that the real big spender is anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has dumped a wad of cash into thwarting a Colorado recall election in defense of two Democrats who could get the boot for backing that state’s new gun control laws. Bloomberg may not have spent any money in Washington State so far to help determine the future of a 15-page gun control initiative, but that battle really...
  • Michael Bloomberg donates $350,000 to fight Colorado recall efforts

    08/28/2013 2:27:38 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Denver Post ^ | 08/27/2013 | Lynn Bartels
    The recall elections for two Democratic lawmakers has become a political soap opera — with subplots, new characters and daily developments — that Tuesday included a $350,000 donation from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court. Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo face separate recall elections in their districts on Sept. 10 for supporting gun-control legislation in the 2013 session. Bloomberg's group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, supported the gun measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled legislature and were signed into law by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. Bloomberg donated...
  • CO Dem: Gun Control Doomed if Recall Succeeds

    09/09/2013 10:12:07 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Heading into the September 10th recall elections of Colorado state senators Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and John Morse (D-Colorado Springs), it is important for voters to remember Giron's admission that if either she or Morse falls it will be detrimental to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control dreams. Giron's said: "For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they even lose one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that." ... a vote against Giron is a vote to stop Bloomberg's runaway gun control agenda.
  • Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Frontrunner De Blasio's Campaign as 'Racist'

    09/07/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    As of right now, Bill de Blasio is the man to beat in the race to be the next mayor of New York City. The latest polls put him at 43%, which is enough to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary, and it is widely believed that whoever wins the Democratic primary will sail into office. For the most part, sitting mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has stayed out of the race, but in an extensive interview with New York Magazine the term-limited Independent ripped de Blasio's campaign as "class-warfare and racist":
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns Group Tries to “Pay Off” Mayor So He Would Not Leave

    09/07/2013 10:44:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Gun 'n Freedom ^ | 8/6/13 | Jonathan S.
    The news for Bloomberg’s anti-gun group just keeps getting worse, and even while 50 reported members have already left the group, there is yet another story about how shady this group really is. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is not just against illegal guns. They are against guns in general, and their propaganda shows that. Now a Mayor of NY has come forward to explain how the group offered to “pay him off” in order to retain his membership. According to an article, Walden, NY Mayor Brian Maher never intended to support the group effort’s in the first place. In fact,...
  • Gun Control. Why Michael Bloomberg has gone all-in on a Colorado race

    09/03/2013 6:29:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    New Republic ^ | August 28, 2013 | ALEC MACGILLIS
    Angela Giron, one of two Colorado state senators who is up for a recall election on Sept. 10 as a result of voting for new gun restrictions earlier this year, did not hesitate when I asked her over the weekend what the recall meant for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and the rest of the national gun-control movement. “For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that,” she said. ... Bloomberg’s heavy investment in the race has become an easy...
  • Facing recalls, Morse, Giron challenge TV ad, mailer ( CO Gun Grabber Recalls )

    08/28/2013 6:19:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    With less than two weeks until voters cast ballots in the first two recall elections in Colorado history, both state lawmakers defending their seats are taking legal action– again. On Tuesday, an attorney for Senate President John Morse, D-Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, filed a cease and desist order with Xfinity asking the cable provider to stop airing an ad by a group supporting their recall ... Also Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on whether voters must vote yes or no on the first question of the two-part recall ballot —...
  • Bloomberg gives $350K to Morse, Giron recall defense ( CO Gun Grabbers )

    08/27/2013 5:17:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX31 Denver ^ | August 27, 2013 | Eli Stokols
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wrote a personal check for $350,000 to Taxpayers for Responsible Democracy, the issues committee fighting the recalls targeting Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron. ... Billionaire Eli Broad also wrote a $250,000 check to the organization, which raised a total of $708,000 in contributions between April and Aug. 22. With exactly two weeks remaining until the Sept. 10 recall elections that will determine the fate of Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo
  • Stop and Frisk Doesn't Target Minorities, It Protects Them

    08/23/2013 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2013 | Michael Barone
    New York City seems on the verge of making the same mistake that Detroit made 40 years ago. The mistake is to abolish the NYPD practice referred to as stop and frisk. It's more accurately called stop, question and frisk. People were stopped and questioned 4.4 million times between 2004 and 2012. But the large majority were not frisked. The effectiveness of this police practice, initiated by Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1994 and continued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is not in doubt. The number of homicides -- the most accurately measured crime -- in New York fell from a peak...
  • Does New York City Mayor Bloomberg want to ban e-cigarettes too?

    08/11/2013 8:05:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 9, 2013 | FOX News
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t just want to limit the use of cigarettes – but electronic cigarettes as well. In a newly leaked draft of three tobacco-related bills soon to be voted on by the NYC City Council, the new definition of “tobacco products” under city law would be changed to include e-cigarettes and related components, parts and accessories. If the ordinances pass, the display of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco would be banned in retail stores. Also, while tobacco and menthol flavored e-cigarettes would still be available in retail stores, all other flavored e-cigarettes could only be sold...
  • New 'Health' Plan: Deliberately 'Slow' Elevators Make People Climb Stairs (Bloomberg)

    08/07/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – As part of his ongoing campaign to transform New York City into what he calls “Fit City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting “active design” for low-income housing developments being built there, including plans to prompt residents to use the stairs and rooftop gardens for growing “healthy” foods. In 2010, the Bloomberg Administration and other public and private sector groups issued the “Active Design Guidelines,” which promotes car-free neighborhoods, encourages “physical movement” inside buildings and “improves access to nutritious food.”The Center for Action Design was launched next as a resource for architects and developers who sign on to the...
  • Bloomberg considers taking on the N.R.A. in Colorado recall votes

    07/29/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Capital NY ^ | Jul. 29, 2013 | Dana Rubinstein
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would consider backing the two legislators in a showdown that the Times described as "a test of whether politicians, largely Democrats, outside big cities and deep-blue coastal states can survive the political fallout of supporting stricter gun laws." By dint of his dedication to the issue and deep pockets, Bloomberg has used his Mayors Against Illegal Guns to make himself the modern-day face of the gun control movement. After reading this morning's newspaper about two like-minded legislators under duress, Bloomberg wrote himself a note to "check" if Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization he co-founded...
  • New York Times weighs in on ‘vindictive’ recall of Colorado Dems

    07/27/2013 2:52:17 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:23 PM 07/26/2013 | Greg Campbell
    Two Democratic Colorado state senators who are facing recall elections on Sept. 10 got The New York Times’ endorsement Friday. The Gray Lady came out with an editorial calling the ballot-box showdown an important “barometer of whether the public, which repeatedly registers support for tougher gun controls in surveys, will show up at the ballot to defend politicians who bucked the gun lobby.” The editorial plainly characterized the recalls of Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron as a fight between common-sense politicians and “the reckless agenda” of the National Rifle Association, which it said Colorado has traditionally embraced....
  • Bob Scott leaves Mayors Against Illegal Guns ( Sioux City, Iowa )

    07/26/2013 12:03:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | July 25, 2013
    Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott is among a growing number of city leaders across the nation pulling out of a group call Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group, spearheaded by New York City Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has been an active advocate for gun control measures. Scott, who joined the group after taking office last year, said he unsubscribed because their political views have exceeded his. ... “They’re not just against illegal guns, they’re against all guns.” Both Buzzfeed and the New York Post have reported that Mayors Against Illegal Guns has lost nearly 50 members since...
  • Fargo mayor distances himself from Bloomberg's gun control group ( ND )

    07/26/2013 12:15:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | July 24, 2013 | Erik Burgess
    A pro-gun control group of mayors started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has scheduled an event in Fargo on Monday, but Bloomberg himself is not expected to attend. Neither is Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, who said he’s gotten nothing but flak from the tri-state area since announcing his membership in Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns group years ago. “I’ve never resigned, but I’m not an active member either. So I don’t plan on attending,” Walaker said, adding that he hadn’t heard of the event until he was contacted by a reporter. Walaker is the only North Dakota mayor...
  • Mayors misled: Gun group needs a new name - Mayors Against Illegal Guns suffers from its overreach.

    07/24/2013 10:31:31 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | July 22. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    Nashua Mayor Donalee Lozeau quit New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Mayors Against Illegal Guns after it exposed its true mission: to pursue strict new gun-control laws. She has had plenty of company. A review of the group’s membership by news and entertainment website Buzzfeed.com found that it has lost more than 50 members who have quit, lost re-election or had their terms expire. Lozeau quit after she saw the group’s first ad attacking U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte for voting against a gun-control bill. “I said, ‘Wait a minute, I don’t want to be part of something like...
  • Stand Your Ground, Shooters!

    07/20/2013 8:24:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | Robert Gelinas
    Nanny plutocrat extraordinaire, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has targeted yet another new windmill for his quixotic conquest besides the scourges of big bad sodas, trans-fats, salt, and elevators. Now he’s going after the Stand Your Ground or No Retreat laws to have them overturned. Hizzonor disparagingly refers to such laws as “Shoot First Laws.” From Bloomberg’s perspective such laws, “…can inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly with guns,” adding that they, “…encourage deadly confrontations by enabling people to shoot first and argue ‘justifiable homicide’ later.” Got that? Apparently, the Mayor of New York City believes that the bad...
  • Bloomberg: 'Shoot first' laws provoke tragedies like the death of Trayvon Martin

    07/14/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 70 replies
    silive.com ^ | July 14, 2013
    "Sadly, all the facts in this tragic case will probably never be known," Bloomberg said in a prepared statement Sunday. "But one fact has long been crystal clear: 'shoot first' laws like those in Florida can inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly with guns." He blamed "gun lobby extremists in Washington" for drafting the laws and said the legislation lets armed citizens think it's OK to shoot first and later defend themselves on the grounds that it was a justifiable homicide." Bloomberg touted his work with other civic leaders on the issue and said they are seeking...
  • Lessons From Our 'Uneducated' Elders

    07/12/2013 11:39:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Everybody talks about education -- the politicians loudest of all, until they get bored with the subject -- but the education, and the miseducation, of our children continues as the concern dearest to the hearts of parents. Everyone, Republican and Democrat, liberal and conservative, male and female, agree that "somebody has to do something." The argument, angry and contentious, is about the who and the what. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City who has solutions to problems we don't yet have, arrived fresh from his first election three terms ago with the announcement that he wanted to be...
  • Bloomberg to urge Cuomo to veto bill to allow sparkler sales outside of NYC over terror target fears

    06/29/2013 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 26, 2013 | CARL CAMPANILE
    It could spark terrorism! Mayor Bloomberg will urge Gov. Cuomo to veto legislation that would legalize the sale of sparklers outside New York City, arguing that terrorists could resort to using even kiddie fireworks to ignite a bomb. And that’s a risk not worth taking, City Hall officials said. The mayor opposes the measure, which the Legislature passed last week, even though it wouldn’t apply to the five boroughs, where a ban on sparklers — and all other fireworks — would remain in effect. The bill would allow the sale of sparklers and other small “novelty” fireworks only in counties...
  • 1 in 12 on Bloomberg’s gun victims list are crime suspects

    06/21/2013 9:44:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 21, 2013 | PAUL BEDARD
    A preliminary analysis of the list of shooting “victims” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group Mayors Against Illegal Guns is reading at rallies for new gun control laws finds that one in 12 are crime suspects killed by police or armed citizens acting in self-defense.   The review of 617 killings found that 50 were suspects in crimes ranging from assault to murder, not the type of violence Bloomberg’s group suggests in its “No More Names” campaign to draw attention to the estimated 6,000 gun death “tragedies” since the mid-December Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newton, Conn.   The...