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  • No Class! Dem Pol Exploits Death of Popular Mayor to Bolster Sagging Campaign

    11/04/2014 1:41:24 PM PST · by Abakumov · 5 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 4, 2014 | Radix News
    Our roving Radix observer in South Boston writes on the Massachusetts Gubernatorial race: “The news of the day is…Democrat Martha Coakley has attached ‘Thank you Mayor Menino’ signs to all her campaign signs in Boston…it backfired huge as all the people are sickened by her trying to use the mayor when he is literally just in the ground. People are bat [guano] about the Menino sign …he didn’t support her campaign …she is classless using the popularity of a dead mayor who is just in the ground.” Coakley operatives “showed up at midnight to attach the Menino signs …. trying...
  • Mayor Thomas Menino’s Funeral Held in Boston

    11/03/2014 12:14:10 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies ^ | November 3, 2014 9:00 AM | By Jack Pickell
    A funeral mass for former Boston Mayor Tom Menino is being held [10am] at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, is presiding. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offered words of remembrance... According to WBZ-TV, at the request of the family, the live video feed is not showing the distribution of Communion... Rev. John J. Connolly, Jr.: “The reason that Tom Menino is so beloved by so many … is because he recognized that each of us is blessed by God with the gift of life.".. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh:...
  • Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s longest serving mayor, has died at 71

    10/30/2014 12:16:22 PM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies ^ | 10/30/2014 | Bryan Marquard and Jim O’Sullivan
    Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city he loved through an unprecedented five consecutive terms in City Hall, died Thursday. He was 71 and was diagnosed with advanced cancer not long after leaving office at the beginning of this year.
  • 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...
  • Did Radical Islamic Leadership in Boston Influence Marathon Bombers?

    04/29/2013 5:33:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 29, 2013 | Charles Jacobs and Ilya Feoktistov
    Reprinted from “This is alarming, but I’d need to see a smoking gun.” That’s what a Boston Rabbi said after we’d spent an hour in his office walking him through mounds of evidence that linked the leaders of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) to terrorism and hate speech against Jews and Christians. He wouldn’t speak publicly about the radical leadership of the ISB mosque, he explained, for fear of giving offense, for fear of breaking with a certain understanding about these things, for fear of being labeled a bigot. For 10 years, this reluctance to speak honestly about...
  • MAYOR MENINO'S MOSQUE (hands down, the stupidest mayor in the US)

    04/24/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 19 replies
    <p>WAIT FOR IT---yet another stupid remark from Menino, and I quote.</p> <p>Mayor Menino decrees that the Boston bomber brothers "acted alone."</p> <p>STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES Boston Mayor Menino (he was the stupid-sounding one at the presser held after the marathin bombings----in the wheelchair---injured in auto accident) should be rigorously scrutinized ---- possibly charged with aiding and abetting terror against Americans.</p>
  • Sources: Mayor Menino will not seek re-election

    03/27/2013 7:42:55 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 11 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Herald Staff
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to announce tomorrow that he will not run for re-election — passing up on the possibility of a historic sixth term amid ongoing health woes — sources tell the Herald. Already the city’s longest-serving mayor, Menino is expected to make the announcement at a press conference tomorrow afternoon. Menino, 70, was hospitalized for two months last fall with a variety of aliments, including a blood clot, a spinal fracture, and diabetes. Speculation has swirled since then about whether the mayor would run. So far, only City Councilor John Connolly has announced for the race....
  • Menino backs VP on gun control reforms

    01/11/2013 10:37:45 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | John Zaremba
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. 
Menino says he’s putting his full faith in Vice President Joe Biden’s gun control task force to recommend a ban on assault weapons, require background checks for all firearms purchases and make new laws designed to push prosecution of gun-running rings. Menino, a fervent supporter of stronger gun control laws, told 
the Herald he’d hardly be dis­appointed if Biden’s group, com­­-
missioned in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., comes out with a proposal sim­-
ilar to the Biden-backed 1994 
federal assault weapons ban. “Biden pushed the 1994 ban. Why not?” Menino said yesterday in a...
  • Boston mayor blasts NRA reaction to Conn. killings

    12/21/2012 1:24:42 PM PST · by matt04 · 63 replies
    Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is criticizing the National Rifle Association's call for armed police and security volunteers to be posted at schools. He said the group's proposal "is not a plan, but a ploy to bring more guns into our neighborhoods." Menino reacted in a statement Friday after the NRA commented on last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 children and staff. The nation's largest gun-rights lobby blamed video games, movies and music videos, saying they expose children to a violent culture day in and day out. The mayor said Americans are tired of the same...
  • Black ministers back Warren, dismiss minority controversy

    10/04/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2012 | Chris Cassidy
    Clutching a Holy Bible and paraphrasing Scripture at a Roxbury church today, Democratis Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren accepted the endorsement of a coalition of black ministers — who indicated the controversy over her claims of minority status isn’t an issue for them. “I was a stranger and you took me in,” said Warren. “And I’m very grateful for that. I’ve prayed with many of you ... We are not alone, and we’ll do this together.”
  • Occupy’s planned return stirs political unease

    09/25/2012 7:33:56 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/25/12 | Dave Wedge and Christine McConville
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block occupiers from digging in again at Dewey Square, setting up a potential high-profile showdown that could cause waves for Elizabeth Warren at a pivotal moment in her race to unseat U.S. Sen. Scott Brown. “We’re not going to allow them to set up camp at Dewey Square,” the mayor told the Herald last night. “Occupy Boston can express themselves. But we’re not going to tolerate them blocking traffic or setting up encampments in the city of Boston.” Last year, the city allowed demonstrators to camp in Dewey Square for months, despite having...
  • Menino slams Romney’s ‘wrong-headed’ gov stint (Boston Mayor said "Martha Lutha King, Joonya")

    09/05/2012 7:15:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Erin Smith and Joe Battenfeld
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino hit all the right notes today for Democratic National Convention officials who wanted him to tell voters why Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is the wrong choice — but hizzoner failed to deliver his most intensely anticipated political message, who he will back in the Bay State’s hotly contested Senate race.
  • (Boston) Mayor Menino to speak at DNC in Charlotte

    08/30/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 08/30/2012 | Dave Wedge
    Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Monday where he’ll speak at the Time Warner Cable Arena on Wednesday. “I’ve been asked to say a few words on Wednesday evening at the start of the convention,” Menino told the Herald today. The mayor said he’s scheduled to speak at 5 p.m. at the convention hall. He’ll also speak at another event being sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library, he said. The mayor, who is an at-large delegate at the DNC, will be part of a slate of Massachusetts speakers at the convention,...
  • Transit police arrest three in beating of disabled man on Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing

    08/28/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 29, 2012
    MBTA Transit Police have arrested a man and two women for allegedly beating and kicking a mentally disabled man on the Downtown Crossing Station Orange Line platform early Monday, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said Carlito Rezende, of Dorchester, a 40-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder who has a restricted ability to communicate with people, injected himself into a conversation he overheard, telling a group of people not to use the word “hate.”
  • You Didn't Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one

    07/31/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 13 replies
    You Didn’t Fil-A That: Chicken fight is only round one by Daniel Clark Democrat mayors across America have evidently gotten the memo from party headquarters. If you own a business, it’s not nearly as much yours as you think it is. Your property only exists thanks to a collective effort, thereby rendering it communal property. Your benevolent government overseers may allow you to “keep a big hunk of it,” as Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren memorably screeched, but all final decisions about your business will be theirs. Chick-fil-a president Dan Cathy, the son of founder Truett Cathy, has stated his...
  • Rejecting Chick-fil-A Is Good Power Play for Mayor

    07/29/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | JULY 29, 2012 | Tom Keane
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino wants to keep fast-food chain Chick-fil-A out of Boston because the company opposes same-sex marriage. Legally, Menino may in the wrong. Yet he is also completely in the right. The dustup has been portrayed as a First Amendment issue. In truth, it’s more about smart politics, mayoral power and — like it or not — Menino’s ability to make the city in his own vision. Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy is reputed to have invented the chicken sandwich; his first Atlanta store in 1967 has grown to a multi-billion-dollar empire with over 1,600 outlets. Finding a Chick-fil-A...
  • Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2012
    First Amendment: The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination. Want fries with that righteous indignation? Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build a store in his trendy ward after hearing that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, had stated in an interview that he believed in marriage as between one man and one woman. Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a...
  • Chick-fil-A beef puts mayor in pressure cooker (video at link)

    07/26/2012 10:11:10 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 57 replies
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino withdrew his threat to ban Chick-fil-A from Boston over the chicken chain president’s anti-gay marriage stance — but the Hub Democrat remained in the crosshairs of national conservatives, including former GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee. “When I heard of the vicious hate speech and economic bullying being directed toward the (CEO Dan) Cathy family and their Chick-fil-A company, it was stunning. In the name of ‘tolerance’ a group was exercising extreme intolerance and trying to censor a citizen by threatening their business,” Huckabee told the Herald last night...
  • Mayor Menino: Looks like I can’t ban Chick-fil-A from Boston after all

    07/26/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    The guy's a moron. End of story. “I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”The Herald first reported last week that Menino warned “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston...“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said. The...
  • Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog

    07/25/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 25 2012 | Tiffany Hsu
    [A] Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America. . . . The company’s offense? President Dan Cathy’s comments . . . that he is “guilty as charged” of defining marriage [traditionally]. In other words, he’s not in favor of gay marriage. “If you are discriminating . . . I don't want you in the 1st Ward," Moreno told the Tribune . . . “Because of this man’s ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open...