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  • Mayor De Blasio slaps NYPD in the face on last day of 2014

    01/01/2015 10:38:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    New York Mayor de Blasio’s actions speak louder than words when it comes to respecting the NYPD, and he used the last day of 2014 to emphasize how little he values the lives of the officers that serve the city. The New York Post reports:  Mayor de Blasio delivered another blow to New York’s Finest on Wednesday when he reappointed a Brooklyn judge who freed without bail two men who threatened cops just days after the Bed-Stuy double police assassination. The stunning decision came even as one of the suspects — a gang member charged with posting police death threats...
  • Propagandist Jon Gruber also Shilled for Mike Bloomberg

    12/09/2014 11:44:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 9, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Jonathan Gruber seems to be giving the propagandists of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia a run for their money. In addition to bragging about hoodwinking the American public into believing that healthcare reform was actually about reforming healthcare, he has also called abortion a “social good” because it kills “marginal children” in poor communities. This gem of a human being, unsurprisingly, was also a vocal advocate for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s cigarette tax… Ya know, the $5.85 tax on each pack of smokes (which inevitably drives tobacco sales to the criminal, tax-evading, entrepreneurs like Eric Garner)? According to Bloomberg, who is...
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 40 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • Target Joins the Anti-Gun Movement

    07/03/2014 7:28:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Well Im starting to run out of places to shop. Target Corporation (TGT) made the announcement on Wednesday that they have acquiesced to the Bloomberg fanatics who believe no-one should be armed while shopping. The company (politely) asked customers to keep their guns at home the next time they wander in for a DVD or Cuisinart. Of course, its not all bad news. After all, a Target store in San Antonio recently booted anti-gun activists from its store. The Bloomberg inspired group, Moms Demand Action (moms I know carry .380 automatics), was asked to leave the premises as they petitioned...
  • Bill de Blasios Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York States Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayors office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasios...
  • NYC City Council debates ban on plastic-foam takeout containers

    11/25/2013 4:09:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | November 25, 2013 | Melissa Quinn
    New York City Major Michael Bloomberg is claiming one more casualty before he officially ends his reign as overreaching Nanny, with the City Council debating a ban on plastic-foam takeout containers. The City Councils sanitation committee is gearing up for a hearing on the future of the takeout containers set to take place Monday, The Associated Press reported. Members of the board are contemplating proposals to either ban the containers outright or explore options to recycle them.
  • Up close and personal with Former Governor Jesse Ventura

    05/21/2010 9:48:58 AM PDT · by newjerseynewsroom · 18 replies · 370+ views
    NJNR: What are your thoughts on the Minnesota Independence party backing Mayor Bloomberg for president in 2012? JV: He's a bright man. He's done an outstanding job here in N.Y. to the best of my knowledge. I mean New Yorkers would know better than me. Whenever I come here it seems he's done a great job with the city. If he runs as a true independent he gets my full support because I don't vote for Democrats or Republicans. I refuse to vote for them and I encourage everyone else in this country to do the same. The problem with...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Thinks Medical Marijuana Is a Hoax

    05/31/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/31/2013 | Joe Coscarelli
    Old Man Bloomberg ignored the opinions of medical professionals and various other data today on his weekly radio address to deem any non-recreational use of the nation's favorite herb fake. "Yeah, right, medical, come on," he said. "There's no medical. This is one of the great hoaxes of all time." While the mayor famously said, "You bet I did. And I enjoyed it," when asked if he'd ever smoked weed, he insisted, "I don't have any personal experience in terms of today," before reverting to his recycled talking points like, "marijuana is much stronger today than it was 20 or...
  • Sharpton & Barnicle Agree: Anti-Semitism Explains Opposition To Bloomberg On Gun Control

    03/25/2013 6:10:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe today, the Reverend Al Sharpton agreed with Mike Barnicle that anti-Semitism explains the opposition to Mike Bloomberg in his gun control campaign. H/t NB reader cobokat. If ever there were an expert on anti-Semitism in America, it could be Al Sharpton, he of Freddie's Fashion Mart and Crown Heights riot infamy. The spectacle of Sharpton lamenting the supposed anti-Semitism of others was ironic, if not repulsive. Note that Dan Senor, who might also know something about anti-Semitism, being Jewish and having attended university in Israel, rejected the notion. View the video here.
  • 'Fortune' Editor Boosts Nanny Bloomberg: 'Sometimes You Have To Take People By The Hand'

    03/12/2013 6:50:20 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    You'd think someone who works for "Fortune" magazine would have more have more respect for free people and free markets. But on Morning Joe, today, there was "Fortune" editor Leigh Gallagher boosting Michael Bloomberg's nanny state. Gallagher approvingly quoted Mayor Mike to the effect "sometimes you have to do not what people want you to do. You have to take people by the hand and lead them." Gallagher also, incredibly, confused the ability of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs to offer products that people, exercising their free will, find appealing with the ability of politicians to use the force of law...
  • Bloomberg Said To Be Eyeing Financial Times, New York Times

    12/17/2012 5:02:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 17 Dec 2012 06:16 PM | Megan Anderle
    As Michael Bloomberg begins the last year of his third and final term as New York City mayor, the 70-year-old shows no sign of slowing down. Bloomberg, who founded Bloomberg L.P. in the early 1980s, is considering another big splash in the media business by acquiring The Financial Times, according to the New York Times. Meanwhile, USA Today reports that the New York Times itself is a Bloomberg acquisition target, but the New York paper has refrained from reporting that.
  • Mayor Bloomberg Proposes 300-Square-Foot 'Micro' Apartments For New York City Singles

    07/12/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/10/2012 | Meredith Galante
    Bloomberg is currently accepting proposals for the apartments, which will be located on E 27th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay. The apartments would help young professionals find appropriate housing in the city while they start their careers. The craziest thing about these 300-square-foot apartments (which are about the size of half a subway car) is that they will cost around $2,000 a month to rent. Under current zoning laws, all apartments must be at least 400 square feet, but Bloomberg said he plans to change the zoning laws to make the new micro-units legal.
  • Bloomberg, the Limousine Liberal

    06/04/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Mayor Bloomberg is a wretched human being. Hes an ultra-rich limousine liberal who wants to impose his views on ordinary people. Ive previously written about his statist efforts to ban bake sales, and Ive noted with mixed feelings his proposal to tell food stamp recipients what theyre allowed to buy.Now he wants to criminalize large sodas. Holman Jenkins writes about this silly idea in the Wall Street Journal. Mike Bloombergs move to regulate the size of sodas sold in his city illustrates why its a good thing he is a mayor of New York and not the czar of all...
  • Bloomberg strikes tougher tone on Occupy Wall Street (may "take action" against protesters)

    11/02/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 2 2011 | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bloomberg struck a tougher tone with the Occupy Wall Street protestors Wednesday - and said the city might be forced to "take actions" at Zuccotti Park. Bloomberg said the city must listen to the residents and business owners near the protest site who are starting to loudly complain about the demonstrators. "This isn't an occupation of Wall Street," Bloomberg told reporters. "It's an occupation of a growing, vibrant residential neighborhood in Lower Manhattan and it's really hurting small businesses and families." Bloomberg's harsh assessment came a day after he received a letter from Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver, Rep. Jerrold...
  • Kristof Wants Government To Improve Our Souls Via Income Redistribution

    01/02/2011 6:51:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelsteinn
    You might have thought that Mike Bloombergwith his trans fat and smokes snatchingwas the epitome of nanny staters. But the Big Apple mayor's got nothing on another New Yorker--Nicholas Kristof. In his New York Times column of today, Equality, A True Soul Food, Kristof preaches the urgent need for income redistribution as a means of . . . improving our souls. According to Kristof, "the toll of our stunning inequality is not just economic but also is a melancholy of the soul." And hey: what says soul improvement more than . . . raising taxes?! More excerpts and analysis after...
  • 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.
  • Landmark Preservation Committee expected to OK mosque construction near Ground Zero

    08/02/2010 7:52:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies · 3+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/2/2010 | Samuel Goldsmith
    The Mosqueplanned for Ground Zero is expected to pass a major hurdle Tuesday. Board members at the Landmarks Preservation Commission intend to vote unanimously against granting protected status to the 152-year-old building that would be knocked down to make way for the project, the Daily News has learned. The Italianate building on Park Place, two blocks north of Ground Zero, simply does not meet architectural criteria for protection from the city, sources with knowledge of the issue said. "The building is not worthy," a source said. "It does not rise to the level of an individual landmark." Opponents of the...
  • Gun lobby unleashes 'Sopranos'-like on Virginia governor's race -- 'if you know what's good for ya'

    10/26/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 7 replies · 928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    It is surely one of the most unusual pitches in this year's gubernatorial elections -- a Tony Soprano-like figure defending New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent efforts to close the gun show loophole and warning Virginians not to get too attached to their Second Amendment freedoms "if ya know what's good for ya." Bloomberg underwrote a commercial in April that attacked former Virginia Atty. Gen. Bob McDonnell for his pro-gun positions and pushed for the closure of the state's "gun show loophole." Now Bloomberg is running for re-election, McDonnell is running for governor and the nation's larger gun lobby --...
  • Liberals Are Accessories To Crimes Against Women

    08/13/2009 7:53:37 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 3 replies · 366+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 12, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Commenting about the recent shooting at a fitness center near Pittsburgh in which three women were killed and nine others wounded by a gunman who then killed himself, New York Times columnist Bob Herbert writes: Weve seen this tragic ritual so often that it has the feel of a formula. A guy is filled with a seething rage toward women and has easy access to guns. The result: mass slaughter. ... Herbert is right about one thing: Men are much likelier to commit violent crimes as well as gun homicides than women. ... Unfortunately - and predictably -...

    01/29/2009 11:37:03 AM PST · by andrew roman · 10 replies · 495+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 29 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    Liberals know best, and they'll tell you so.Liberals profess that it is a subjective morality that decides whether to rip the life from a woman's womb is right or wrong, yet they are quick to call the act of smoking as a universal immorality. Liberals gripe about wanting government out of their bedrooms, but have no problem if it shows up in the kitchen ... or at work.Nanny-statism is alive and well.If you could take a time machine back to, say, 1980 - or even 1990 - and sit down to talk with someone from that time about some of...
  • MAYOR: I'D BAN BIKES ON SUBWAY (New York City, Mayor Bloomberg)

    06/07/2008 12:46:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 38 replies · 88+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 7, 2008 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    The issue came up yesterday, when the mayor mentioned on his weekly WOR radio show that he had spotted someone exiting the subway with a bicycle just as he was getting on that morning for his commute to City Hall. "I don't run the subway system, I don't run the MTA, but if I did - if I had total power - I guess I'd say it's too crowded for bikes," the mayor said. -snip With an ambitious agenda to stave off climate change, the city is promoting pedaling by adding numerous bicycle lanes in all five boroughs. But the...
  • Long list before short list for veep

    02/10/2008 1:24:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 286+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | February 10, 2008 | Nancy Benac
    Yes, yes, yes, it's much too early to start thinking about running mates. Too bad. People are doing it anyway. And even though they won't admit it, odds are that Sens. John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are giving it at least some thought. So, too, are people who turn up their noses at the suggestion they might be a good fit, yet secretly harbor ambitions of getting the nod. Veepstakes speculation - always an undercurrent with a presidential election afoot - intensified this past week after Mitt Romney dropped out of the race, helping to clear McCain's...
  • Good News: Mika Doesnt Object to Moral Grounding

    01/17/2008 5:53:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 136+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    What does it say about the secular state of the MSM that a liberal media member has to defensively clarify for the record that she doesn't object to a candidate having "a moral grounding"? During the opening half-hour of today's Morning Joe, a clip was played of Mike Huckabee describing to a South Carolina gathering how he found his faith as a 10-year old attending a vacation Bible school, and hoped that others had experienced that joy and would share it with others. JOE SCARBOROUGH: The thing that I found is, if people don't get too down in the weeds...
  • Just What Dems Need: A Ralph Nader, With Money

    01/10/2008 2:22:06 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 59+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Would a Mike Bloomberg presidential candidacy be the Dems' worst nightmare? Yes, according to Bill Schneider. The CNN Senior Political Analyst described the NYC Mayor in terms that should make Hillary Clinton's blood run cold: "a Ralph Nader, with money." Schneider offered his analysis at 4:40 PM ET today on the Situation Room. View video here.
  • Mayor Becomes Entangled by Gun Lawsuits

    11/20/2007 5:01:49 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies · 39+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 20 nov 07 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    After picking a legal fight with gun dealers down South, Mayor Bloomberg could soon come under fire in courtrooms in South Carolina and Georgia. Two recent court rulings one from yesterday suggest that Mr. Bloomberg may want to reserve a few days on his calendar next year in case he is called to face a jury over allegations that he defamed two gun dealers by speaking ill of them in the press. "He's going to get a reception that's very different than the one he gets from his handpicked audiences across the country," a former congressman who is...
  • Mike Bloomberg: Iraq Is Like 1776 Only This Time, 'We're The British'

    09/26/2007 11:00:36 AM PDT · by dead · 88 replies · 260+ views
    NY Post ^ | 9/26/07 | David Seifman City Hall Bureau Chief
    In his most detailed comments on the Iraq war, Mayor Bloomberg last night suggested the United States was in the same difficult position as the British in the Revolutionary War - facing a determined band of insurgents. Bloomberg said the comparison occurred to him when he visited his mother recently and was driving through Lexington, Mass., where a scrubby group of farmers rose up against a well-trained militia more than 200 years ago. "We're the British," the mayor said during an interview with Tom Brokaw at Cooper Union, part of a series featuring potential presidential contenders hosted by former Gov....
  • Bloomberg announces that more than half of gun dealers in NYC lawsuit have settled [Barf Alert]

    08/18/2007 9:37:46 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 27 replies · 831+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR- 302-07 August 17, 2007 MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES MORE THAN HALF OF GUN DEALERS NAMED IN NEW YORK CITY LAWSUITS HAVE SETTLED Two More Gun Dealers Enter into Settlements Consistent With Prior Agreements Judge Finds City Has Right to Hold Dealers Accountable for Harm Caused To New Yorkers Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that two additional gun dealers named in the New York City's lawsuits against 27 dealers caught selling illegally have agreed to settlements with the City, bringing the total number of gun dealer settlements to 14. The settlements were announced two days after Judge...
  • House Panel Supports Limiting Access to Data on Guns, Dealing a Blow to Bloomberg

    07/13/2007 5:09:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 951+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2007 | DIANE CARDWELL
    A key Congressional committee dealt a major blow to Mayor Michael R. Bloombergs campaign against illegal firearms yesterday, refusing to allow police departments broader access to data that tracks guns sales. The bill restricting release of the information, approved by the House Appropriations Committee, must still be passed by the full House and reconciled with a similar Senate measure. But since the Senate bill is considered even more beneficial to the gun industry, the Bloomberg administration appeared resigned to defeat. A statement from Mayor Bloomberg called the vote a profound disappointment. While I was hopeful that the Congressional committee would...
  • Mayor linked to anti-gun bullying

    07/13/2007 11:37:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,202+ views ^ | July 13, 2007 | AARON CAHALL
    WASHINGTON - Mayor Michael Bloom- berg's aides threatened to run negative ads against House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey if pro-gun legislation opposed by the mayor was passed in that committee, Obey claimed yesterday. The mayor's office denied the charge. Speaking during a committee session, Obey (D-Wis.) said Bloomberg aides told his staff that TV ads painting him as anti-law enforcement would be run in his district if the provision, known as the Tiahrt Amendment, restricting police use of federal gun checks, was passed. "The Mayor's staff came into my office, and rather than discuss the merits, they simply did...
  • Thompson Hit Piece Disguised as Bio On Bloombergs News Service

    07/05/2007 4:21:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies · 807+ views ^ | July 5, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Thompson Hit Piece Disguised as Bio On Bloombergs News Service Posted by Warner Todd Huston on July 5, 2007 - 04:31. Is it just me, or did the Bloomberg "news" service just release a hit piece on Senator Fred Thompson disguised as a bio on the Senator just in time for a Michael Bloomberg entrance into the race as an independent presidential candidate? On June 28th Bloomberg writers Kim Chapman and Julianna Goldman brought us "Thompson's Backers Check His 'Fire in the Belly' for 2008 Race", a piece that reads more like a long series of snide undercuts of Thompson...
  • New Yorkers Crowd White House Field

    06/24/2007 1:25:14 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 403+ views
    AP on Verizon Central ^ | June 23, 2007 | LARRY McSHANE
    NEW YORK - New Yorkers: They're smug, egotistical, and already think they run the country (if not the world). So what's the rest of the nation to do now that three of 'em are mentioned as White House hopefuls, ready to swap Penn Station for Pennsylvania Avenue? Cringe? Clap? Or just consider somebody else? "That's pretty sick," said Norm Whipple, 59, of Los Angeles, offering a wry grin about the presidential prospects of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Rudy Giuliani and unaffiliated New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "Someone has to keep an eye on those New Yorkers." The specter...
  • Doing a number on guns (Barf alert)

    05/21/2007 8:24:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies · 1,078+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | May 21st 2007
    Well, golly gee, Gomer, that were a butt-kickin' gun giveaway down in ol' Virginny t'other night, weren't it? In case you missed it, something called the Virginia Citizens Defense League held a "Bloomberg Gun Giveaway" to raise funds to pay the legal fees of firearms dealers who are being sued by Mayor Mike for illegally selling weapons. According to the league, the prizes were "a beautiful Para Ordinance [sic] PX745E handgun" and "a sweet Browning Varmint Stalker," and we thank the league for offering the rare opportunity to use the words "sweet," "varmint" and "stalker" in the same sentence. The...

    05/19/2007 6:37:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 6 replies · 708+ views
    NRA-ILA_Alerts [] | 5/19/07
    May 19, 2007 -- Anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) is at it again. A recent New York Post article detailed how, at a breakfast sponsored by Ladies Home Journal, he took a swipe at the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for its support of the Tiahrt Amendment, which prohibits the disclosure of confidential firearm trace data except in the course of a bona fide criminal investigation. "It is one fringe organization," charged Bloomberg. MEEHAN-SHAYS AMENDMENT DEFEATED! For the second time this year, legislation infringing on American citizens' First Amendment rights was defeated in the U.S. Congress. On...
  • Gun Rights Group Modifies Bloomberg Gun Giveaway

    05/17/2007 3:23:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 760+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 18 MAY 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) McLEAN, Va. -- A Virginia gun rights group has been told it has to modify a gun giveaway that its planning in order to get back at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his federal lawsuits against out-of-state gun shops. The Virginia Citizens Defense League is now doubling the number of guns it plans to give away. And the group is opening its contest to anybody who shows up at a meeting tonight. The group has organized the Bloomberg Gun Giveaway raffle to raise money for the gun shops being sued and to poke a thumb in Bloombergs eye....
  • NYC To Hand Out Free Condoms On Valentine's Day

    02/13/2007 2:59:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 524+ views
    NYC To Hand Out Free Condoms On Valentine's Day (CBS/AP) NEW YORK If you need to buy flowers or chocolate for your Valentine on Wednesday, you're on your own. The condoms, however, are free -- courtesy of New York City. Taking advantage of the holiday for lovers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration was to unveil the official city condom in midtown Manhattan, where volunteers were to hand them out free at Fifth Avenue and 50th Street. The health department's condom program already distributes 1.5 million free condoms each month, but the regular wrapper doesn't allow for tracking the effectiveness of the...
  • On Guns, Bloomberg Issues Threat to Capitol Hill Lawmakers

    01/24/2007 11:01:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 79 replies · 1,607+ views
    NY Sun ^ | January 24, 2007 | RUSSELL BERMAN
    WASHINGTON Taking his fight against illegal guns to Capitol Hill, Mayor Bloomberg has a warning for members of the new Congress: Vote for a measure backed by the gun lobby, and he'll remember in 2008. Mr. Bloomberg issued his threat yesterday as he convened a national summit of more than 50 fellow mayors from both major parties, all members of the coalition he cofounded to combat illegal guns. The day-long session, which included leaders from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Newark, centered on ways to advance federal legislation to help police track illegal gun sales, and to oppose measures that...
  • Bloomberg: NYC Losing Its Financial Edge

    01/22/2007 7:08:05 AM PST · by broncoholic · 22 replies · 746+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/22/07 | NewsMax
    The city is losing its competitive edge and could give up its place as the financial capital of the world in as little as 10 years, a report commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles Schumer has found. On Monday at City Hall, the New York leaders were expected to discuss the report from consulting group McKinsey & Co. Bloomberg and Schumer have been concerned about what they say is a growing threat to New York's position as a global leader.
  • Handpicked by Mayor Bloomberg, Court Appoints Lawyer to Monitor Gun Dealers

    11/17/2006 11:35:11 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 18 replies · 674+ views
    NEWTOWN, Conn., Nov. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearms industry's trade association, said today it was outraged but not surprised to learn that Brooklyn, N.Y.-based federal court judge Jack B. Weinstein had appointed a lawyer handpicked by New York City Mayor Bloomberg to monitor several small out-of-state "mom and pop" gun stores that had been sued by Bloomberg earlier this year. The lawyer, Andrew Weissman, is a partner with the Chicago- based law firm of Jenner and Block. The firm represents the Violence Policy Center (VPC), a Washington, D.C.-based gun control group known for...
  • MIKE TO GUN-PERMIT HOLDERS: 'PACK' IT IN (and this man wishes to be your president)

    11/01/2006 12:52:06 PM PST · by presidio9 · 424 replies · 4,909+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 1, 2006 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY - The city should slash the number of people who are allowed to carry concealed weapons, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. "We've taken a look at it to see whether we couldn't have fewer," Bloomberg said. "I can tell you one thing: We will keep it to as a minimum as we possibly can." Bloomberg added that he has asked Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to tackle the issue. "If you want a gun permit, you should have to really show that your life is in danger, and that having a gun will protect you, will improve the chances of you...
  • Bloomberg wants to slash CCW permits

    11/01/2006 6:31:10 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 40 replies · 854+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 11/1/07 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY - The city should slash the number of people who are allowed to carry concealed weapons, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday. "We've taken a look at it to see whether we couldn't have fewer," Bloomberg said. "I can tell you one thing: We will keep it to as a minimum as we possibly can." Bloomberg added that he has asked Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to tackle the issue. "If you want a gun permit, you should have to really show that your life is in danger, and that having a gun will protect you, will improve the chances of you...
  • (Robert) De Niro Has (unwilling) Role in NYC Trans Fat Debate

    09/29/2006 11:14:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies · 2,015+ views ^ | September 29, 2006
    De Niro Has Role in NYC Trans Fat Debate NEW YORK -- Days after city health officials proposed outlawing trans fats in eateries, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and tried to drag Robert De Niro into the debate because the actor's restaurants do not use the man-made oil. De Niro, an owner and investor in several culinary hotspots, went to City Hall on Thursday for a news conference related to his Tribeca Film Festival, but stayed for the mayor's general press briefing, at which Bloomberg was asked about the health department's trans fats ban. The proposal is raising questions...
  • NYC: Mayor rips Congress' gun proposals

    09/29/2006 10:21:33 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 34 replies · 711+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9/27/06 | BRYAN VIRASAMI
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg unleashed a tirade on Congress yesterday for pushing gun legislation that, he said, leaves it easier to track the origins of tainted spinach than a cache of illegal firearms. Speaking yesterday near the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., where he called for tougher gun laws in that state, Bloomberg drew a direct link between gun-related violence and proposed legislation that makes it harder to track illegal guns and penalize rogue dealers. "They are pro-criminal and anti-public. They're anti-children. They're anti-all-of-us who would like to live free and safe," Bloomberg said. "Nobody wants to take away your right...
  • Bloomberg Criticizes as Soft' Politicians Who Stand in Way of Gun Crackdown

    09/09/2006 9:02:12 PM PDT · by dbehsman · 44 replies · 2,267+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | 9-08-06 | JILL GARDINER
    Mayor Bloomberg says politicians who oppose measures to crack down on illegal guns have been "cowed or duped" by an "extremist gun lobby." "They say that they are protecting the Second Amendment, but that's a red herring if ever there was one, and it's time for us to start exposing it," Mr. Bloomberg said. "The Second Amendment does not give anyone the right to sell or possess a gun illegally," he said.
  • REPLACING PARENTS ("Through the Acne and Awkwardness, Bloomberg Wants to Help Get NYC Teens Laid")

    06/19/2006 7:20:06 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 20 replies · 1,071+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2006 | Charles EF Millard
    DID you hear about Mayor Bloomberg's new initiatives for city teens? * Although booze is banned at all school functions, the mayor recognizes that many students will drink anyway, especially on prom night. So, for those who choose to be alcoholically active, the city will provide safe transportation home. Inebriated students who accept this ride home won't be disciplined. * While smoking marijuana is illegal, and students caught with pot in school are suspended and reported to the police, the mayor knows that marijuana sold on the street is often sold laced with other drugs. So the city will provide...
  • Hillary Clinton Steals Spotlight from NY Dem

    10/18/2005 5:01:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 884+ views
    NewsMax ^ | NewsMax
    Monday afternoon's Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee luncheon at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan was supposed to boost Fernando Ferrer's faltering campaign to unseat New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But according to the New York Post, Ferrer's appearance was just window dressing compared to the real star of the show - Hillary Clinton - who was feted by the city's Democratic Party elite as the next president of the United States. "She is already the Democratic front-runner for the presidency in 2008," declared Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields while introducing Clinton. New York State gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer positively...
  • Mike's Plaza pleaser - Saves hotel's rooms, jobs (NYC's Plaza Hotel)

    04/16/2005 10:26:03 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 9 replies · 618+ views
    Eloise can stay! Owners of The Plaza hotel announced a deal yesterday that saves the hotel's grandest public spaces - including the famed Palm Court where a portrait of the fictional Eloise hangs nearby - and secures hundreds of union jobs. "This is another good day for New York," said Mayor Bloomberg, who was credited by both sides with coaxing out a deal during a raucous announcement packed with cheering union workers in the hotel's ornate Grand Ballroom. Under the plan, which must still be approved by Local 6 of the hotel workers union, new owners Elad Properties agreed to...
  • 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...
  • Help Steve Shaw Defeat Bloomberg in NYC Mayoral Primary

    09/18/2004 11:16:09 AM PDT · by Steven J. Shaw · 1 replies · 655+ views
    Steve Shaw for Mayor '05 ^ | 9/18/04 | Steve Shaw
    I need your financial support if I am going to defeat Mayor Bloomberg in the 2005 Republican primary for New York City mayor. We must remove liberal Democrats from the Republican Party, and I urgently need your support to make this happen. After campaigning as a Republican to secure Rudy Giulianis valuable post-9/11 endorsement, Mayor Bloomberg has compiled the following record: * Raised every tax in the book to cover billions in new spending. * Enacted harmful regulations on small business, including a comprehensive smoking ban that devastated bar owners. * Supported a minimum wage hike that is $2 higher...
  • Bloomberg Merits More Support From Blacks [WHY?!!]

    12/08/2003 6:01:53 AM PST · by johnny7 · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Long Island Newsday ^ | December 8, 2003 | Sheryl McCarthy'
    When New York voters were polled recently on whether they approved of the way Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing his job, only 37 percent of them said yes. Among black voters, he fared even worse - a measly 29 percent. This prompted a city official close to the mayor to lament that, while Bloomberg has taken on quite a few issues that black people care about, "he still gets his - kicked."