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  • NYC, “Safest Big City,” Systematically Falsifying Crime Statistics

    08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Every gun controller’s favorite Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is awfully proud of his city’s crimefighting record. He never misses a chance to tell someone holding a mic that New York is the safest big city in the country. And he usually trots this claim out following a gang-related shooting or when a cop takes a bullet in the line of duty. Right after first decrying the prevalence of guns in America, that is . . . In fact, Hizzoner practically busted his buttons during last weekend’s National Night Out, blowing the New York safety horn yet again. nypost.com has the quote:...
  • Interview request to Ohio mayor sets off alarms for Bloomberg, Media Matters(Gun Control)

    08/11/2012 8:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9 August, 2012 | Jesse Hathaway
    Before responding to a May 2012 interview request from conservative news organization Media Trackers Ohio, an employee of Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman forwarded the request to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and a liberal D.C. consultant, who immediately alerted liberal organization Media Matters for America. The Coleman staffer, R. Lee Roberts, is the Ohio chairman of Mayor Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), a pro-gun control lobbying group. Coleman, a Democrat, receives a salary from MAIG but works from Coleman’s office and participates in a taxpayer-funded retirement plan. Media Trackers has since used public records to prove Roberts...
  • NYC Mayor Blows Up At Reporter Over Gun Control Question (VIDEO)(laugh till you barf)

    08/08/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wpix.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | MARY MURPHY
    QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings." The Mayor got testy with yours truly--Mary Murphy--when I questioned him Monday about the June sale of 28-thousand pounds of spent, shell casings from the NYPD's firing range in the Bronx….to an ammunition dealer in Georgia. Bloomberg explained that competitive bidding allows anyone to buy scrap metal--and he suspects "some bullet manufacturer probably bought some to say, 'Gotcha'". The mayor has angered many...
  • Cops: 7 Shot in Three Boroughs Overnight (NYC)

    08/08/2012 5:28:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    NBC 4 NY ^ | 8/8/12 | Katherine Creag
    At least seven people were shot in three boroughs across New York City overnight, police say. Three teenagers were shot in a Bronx playground at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen, a 14-year-old girl shot in the left thigh and an 18-year-old boy hit in the upper chest.
  • Cops hunt slasher in Bronx

    08/07/2012 7:25:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/7/12 | HELEN FREUND
    A man and a woman were randomly attacked in the Bronx in separate incidents after a knife-wielding madman walked up to them and slashed them across the face and neck, cops said. The suspect approached both victims within 24 hours of each other on the same street in Williamsbridge. He never said a word to either victim and didn’t try to steal anything, cops said.
  • Bloomberg Blasts "Deafening Silence" On Guns From Obama And Romney

    08/06/2012 5:05:52 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/ ^ | August 6, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bemoaned Monday what he called a "deafening silence" on gun control from the two presidential candidates after a pair of high-profile shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin killed a combined 18 people. Long an outspoken advocate for tighter restrictions on guns, Bloomberg originally called on President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney to lay out their respective plans on stemming gun violence after 12 people were shot at a movie theater outside Denver on July 20.
  • What Mayor Bloomberg Doesn't Know About Police and Guns

    08/01/2012 6:16:11 PM PDT · by ThomasHart · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 1, 2012 | John R. Lott Jr
    In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Colorado, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on police to join him in fighting for more gun control: "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike." It is illegal for police to go on strike, and Mr. Bloomberg later backed off his statement. But the mayor is just as far off the mark in his assumption that police agree with him on gun control. Take the annual survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police of...
  • Mommy Bloomberg - force new mothers to breast feed their children?1?1!

    07/30/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Fred · 37 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 073012 | New York Sun Editorial
    The latest from New York’s commissioner of mental hygiene is that maternity wards in New York are going to start locking up their baby formula so as to force new mothers to breast feed their children. This scheme, according to the report in the New York Post, will start in 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals September 3. It’s part of the so-called “Latch on NYC” initiative the mental hygiene commissioner sprung on the city in May. The idea seems to be that New Yorkers elected the mayor to station the commissioner, Dr. Thos. Farley, between each newborn and his...
  • Gun Lovers: New York's Nanny Bloomberg Won't Protect You

    07/30/2012 8:49:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Moran Brittany
    I have just about had enough of NYC nanny, uh, Mayor, Bloomberg.  He has finally gone over the cliff with his comments last week on CNN.  In response to the horrific shooting in Colorado, his remedy is once again, to control and take away our freedoms, i.e., our second amendment rights.  Nanny Bloomberg says "I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," Bloomberg told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to...
  • Bloomberg becomes a laughingstock

    07/30/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | Gregory Kane
    Chiding New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could get to be a real cottage industry, if the guy keeps cramming his feet down his throat. In the wake of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, Bloomberg challenged both President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to take a stand on more gun control laws. "Soothing words are nice," Bloomberg said of Romney and Obama expressing their regrets about the shooting, "but maybe it's time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what...
  • Mayor Bloomberg pushing NYC hospitals to hide baby formula so more new moms will breast-feed

    07/29/2012 9:45:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/29/12 | MARY KAY LINGE
    The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also agreed to give up swag bags sporting formula-company logos, toss out formula-branded tchotchkes like lanyards and mugs, and document a medical reason for every bottle that a newborn...
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban ‘Not Going to Happen’ in NYC

    07/27/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Politicker ^ | 07/27/2012 | Colin Campbell
    Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advocacy for a healthier diet and strong support for gay marriage, he’s cold on the idea of banning Chick-fil-A within the five boroughs. As mayors around the country — including Boston’s, Chicago’s and San Francisco’s — are backing efforts to keep the fast food chain out of their cities due to the company’s president, Dan Cathy, spending millions to push back against gay marriage, Mr. Bloomberg said it’s “a bad idea and it’s not going to happen” on John Gambling’s radio show this morning. “They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this...
  • NYC Mayor: Chick-fil-A Flap Over Gay Marriage Is None of Government’s Business

    07/27/2012 11:21:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, July 27
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is none of “the government’s business.” Bloomberg said Friday that he strongly disagrees with the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco in that regard. SNIP The billionaire businessman-turned-politician called the three “good mayors” but disagrees with them in this case. He says cities should not ask about political beliefs before issuing a permit. SNIP
  • Bloomberg Endorses Republican in Heated Massachusetts Senate Race

    07/26/2012 6:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, one of the most outspoken defenders of Wall Street, has sided against one of the financial industry’s biggest critics in a hotly contested Senate race in his native Massachusetts. Mr. Bloomberg has agreed to host a fund-raiser at his Upper East Side town house for the re-election campaign of Senator Scott P. Brown, a Republican, who is being challenged by a fiery consumer advocate, Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat who is also a professor at Harvard Law School.
  • Law Enforcement Responds, Nanny Bloomberg Walks Back ‘Police Strike’ Comment

    07/25/2012 2:40:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    TammyBruce ^ | July 24, 2012
    A law enforcement professional responds to Bloomie’s stupid observation that police should go on strike until gun laws are changed. Rebuttal To Mayor Bloomberg …On the Piers Morgan Tonight show, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. The first time I read that my brain skipped a moment, I blinked and then I went back and read it again. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws...
  • 'What?' Confused 911 caller outs NYPD spying in NJ

    07/25/2012 1:13:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Associated Press – | 7 hrs ago.. | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO |
    The caller, Salil Sheth, had stumbled upon one of the NYPD's biggest secrets: a safe house, a place where undercover officers working well outside the department's jurisdiction could lie low and coordinate surveillance. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the NYPD, with training and guidance from the CIA, has monitored the activities of Muslims in New York and far beyond. Detectives infiltrated mosques, eavesdropped in cafes and kept tabs on Muslim student groups, including at Rutgers. The NYPD kept files on innocent sermons, recorded the names of political organizers in police documents and built databases of where Muslims lived...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Says Cops Should Go On Strike Until Americans Give Up Their Guns

    07/25/2012 7:51:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Reason ^ | 7-24-12 | mike riggs
    We've been hearing a lot of that recently. Earlier this year, The New York Times reprinted a Department of Justice press release and slapped this lede on top of it: “As violent crime has decreased across the country, a disturbing trend has emerged: Rising numbers of police officers are being killed.” Bloomberg and The New York Times are both wrong: In 2008, ten times more civilians regular people were killed by cops than cops were killed by perps. In 2011, 72 cops were shot and killed in the entire U.S.; in L.A. County alone, cops shot and killed 54 suspects...
  • Bloomberg Ignores Auroras In New York and Chicago

    07/24/2012 4:38:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 24, 2012
    Gun Control: The gun-controlled Windy City is on a pace to have 450 murders this year, an Aurora every 10 days. Meanwhile, the mayor of New York ignores his own body count to say the police should go on strike. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told CNN's Piers Morgan. "We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through the legislature, do what's required to make us safe." He was speaking about the massacre in Aurora, Colo.,...
  • Bloomberg Says He Didn’t Mean Police Strike Comments ‘Literally’

    07/24/2012 2:21:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    CBSNewYork ^ | July 24, 2012
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg is clarifying his provocative remarks in his latest push for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the massacre in Colorado.
  • Bloomberg: Police Officers Should Go On Strike To Prompt Action On Gun Control

    07/24/2012 9:12:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com
    Bloomberg: Police Officers Should Go On Strike To Prompt Action On Gun Control July 24, 2012 9:38 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for drastic action to get lawmakers to crack down on guns in the wake of the massacre in Colorado. He believes the nation’s police officers have it in their power to get political leaders moving on gun control. 1010 WINS’ John Montone reports Appearing on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday, the mayor urged police officers, who stand in the front lines against violent criminals, to take a stand to prompt Congress to...
  • Mayor Bloomberg...cops should strike across the country...pressure on Congress...crack down on guns

    07/24/2012 5:45:52 AM PDT · by Vaquero · 81 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Erin Durkin & Kenneth Lovett
    Mayor Bloomberg suggested Monday that cops should go on strike to spur the nation’s leaders to get serious about cracking down on guns. “I don’t understand why the police officers across his country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We're not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe,” Bloomberg said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”
  • Bloomberg's gun-control idea: Cops go on Strike

    07/24/2012 11:06:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 24, 2012 | GERRY SHIELDS in DC and BETH DEFALCO in NY
    Mayor Bloomberg ramped up his gun-control rhetoric to a whole new level last night, saying he’s surprised cops don’t walk off their jobs until the public forces lawmakers to get guns off the streets. “I don’t understand why police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say we’re going to go on strike, we’re not going to protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe,’’ he told CNN’s Piers Morgan. "Police officers want to go home to their families. And we’re doing everything we can to make their job more...
  • Bloomberg Suggests Police Stop Protecting People Until Gun Control Enacted

    07/24/2012 7:19:59 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 147 replies
    Appearing as a guest on Monday's Piers Morgan Tonight, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recommended that America's police officers should go on strike and refuse to protect people until gun control legislation which would allegedly make them safer is enacted. Bloomberg: (Video can be found here.) Well, I would take it one step further. I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're gonna go on strike, we're not gonna protect you unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what's required to keep us safe.
  • Bloomberg demands gun action from Obama, Romney

    07/20/2012 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    kcci.com/cnn ^ | July 20, 2012
    (CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken advocate of stricter gun-control laws, said in a radio interview Friday the two candidates for president needed to take a firmer line in addressing gun violence. Bloomberg's comments came as police and the FBI were investigating a deadly shooting in Colorado that left at least 12 people dead. "Soothing words are nice, but maybe it's time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the...
  • Bloomberg: What are Obama, Romney going to do about guns?

    07/20/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT · by Outraged At FLA · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/12 | Politico
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has emerged as one of the nation’s highest-profile supporters of gun control, demanded on Friday that the presidential candidates “stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” mass shootings. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78756.html#ixzz21Aq6RFP5
  • (Lance)Armstrong suit to block doping charges dismissed

    07/09/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/9/12 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but says the cyclist can refile it within 20 days. The seven-time Tour de France champion sued USADA on Monday in an attempt to prevent it from moving forward with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled just hours later. He criticized Armstrong's attorneys for filing an 80-page complaint the judge says seems more intended to whip up public opinion for his case than focus on the legal argument. Sparks, however, did not...
  • ‘Million Big Gulp March’ Takes Aim At Bloomberg’s Proposed Big Drink Ban

    07/09/2012 8:49:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    ‘Million Big Gulp March’ Takes Aim At Bloomberg’s Proposed Big Drink Ban July 9, 2012 11:14 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A rally will be held Monday against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on super-sized sugary drinks. About 1,000 protesters chanting “Drink Free Or Die” are expected to take part in the “Million Big Gulp March” in City Hall Park at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Business owners, local politicians and others against the proposed ban are all expected to take part, according to NYC Liberty HQ spokesman Zach Huff. “The ‘Million Big Gulp March’ is about more than just the size...
  • A weekend of carnage in city as 7 killed and 21 injured in stabbings and shootings (NYC)

    07/08/2012 4:54:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/8/12 | JOE KEMP AND LARRY MCSHANE
    The carnage began around sundown Friday on a hot summer’s night, and continued until the sun rose Saturday morning. Across barely eight hours, at least seven New Yorkers were murdered and another 21 shot, stabbed or slashed across the city — with only three suspects arrested before the blood stopped flowing. FRIDAY 9 p.m.: Two Manhattan women, ages 19 and 28, slashed by a teen in the Washington Houses at E. 102nd St. and Third Ave. 11:13 p.m.: Mohammed Gebeli, 65, found mortally wounded with a single gunshot wound to the neck inside a Bay Ridge business at Valentino Fashion...
  • Slayings soar as city hits boiling point (Bloody streets return to NYC)

    07/08/2012 4:12:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 8, 2012 | REBECCA HARSHBARGER and ISABEL VINCENT
    New York City’s homicide rate is rising as fast as its sweltering temperatures. There have been a staggering 16 murders in the past five days — including seven since Friday night. They have claimed a variety of victims, including children, clubgoers, a shopkeeper and a husband. -snip- Thugs armed with an AK-47 settled a nightclub beef by following their victims to a quiet Queens street and spraying their SUV with 63 bullets early yesterday — killing three and wounding another, law-enforcement sources said. “Their heads were practically blown clean off. Exposed brain and everything,” one neighbor said of the horrifying...
  • Mike blasts court decision clearing teen busted with gun in stop-and-frisk(NY)

    07/02/2012 4:12:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 29 June, 2012 | DAVID SEIFMAN, ERIK KRISS and DAN MANGAN
    Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted the appeals judges who threw out the case against a 14-year-old punk nabbed with a loaded gun after a routine stop-and-frisk. “I can’t imagine what was going through these three judges’ heads,” Bloomberg fumed about Tuesday’s shocking decision overturning the Family Court conviction of Darryl Craig — whom cops caught carrying a .25-caliber pistol in The Bronx’s Tremont section in February 2010. He was stopped in a high-crime area in the wake of two recent gang shootings. “Here’s a case, as far as we can tell, [of] a police officer doing everything by the book trying...
  • Mayor rigs wacky A/C to keep his SUV chilled (Bloomberg a terrorist, by his own definition)

    06/27/2012 8:32:23 AM PDT · by dead · 30 replies
    NY Post | June 27, 2012 | DAVID SEIFMAN
    Who’s full of hot air? Mayor Bloomberg wants to maintain his politically correct credentials on global warming — but hates to get into a hot car when he leaves an air conditioned building. The solution his aides came up with could easily have doubled as a stunt on David Letterman’s show. In full view of bemused tourists and other passers-by, workers yesterday performed what looked like a comedy routine: They hoisted a standard room air conditioner to a side window of one of the mayor’s SUVs parked in the City Hall lot to see if it would fit... < snip...
  • O is OK by Mike: ‘Doing good job’ (Mayor Bloomberg touts Mr. Obama's record)

    06/24/2012 11:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 25, 2012 | Gerry Shields
    Although he was recently overheard saying Mitt Romney would do a better job of running the country, Mayor Bloomberg gave President Obama good marks yesterday for his job in office. “It’s easy to say that the president should be doing more, but he’s got a lot of things to balance,” Bloomberg said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS.” “On balance, I think he’s doing a good job.” Pointing to a polarized Congress and troubles around the world, Bloomberg said Obama has gotten a bad rap. “I happen to think that Obama’s been a much better president than people give him credit...
  • WHAT DOES A BAD POLL PROVE? (Bloomberg Poll showing 64% approve Obama's immigration decree is bogus)

    06/20/2012 8:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | 06/20/2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    What Does A Bad Poll Prove? Nothing. Yesterday’s Bloomberg News poll is getting a lot of publicity, mainly for its purported finding that respondents approve of President Obama’s immigration decree by a 64-30 margin. But the poll had numerous other findings that cheered Democrats, as indicated by Bloomberg’s own headline: “Obama Leads In Poll As Voters View Romney As Out Of Touch.” And, in fact, in yesterday’s survey supposed likely voters favored Obama over Mitt Romney by a remarkable 13 points, 53-40. This result is obviously an outlier, but that hasn’t prevented it from being widely repeated and commented upon....
  • Absurd: Bloomberg Poll Has Obama Leading Romney by 13 Points

    06/20/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT · by Qbert · 19 replies
    JWF ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | JWF
    Thirteen points? Really? [Snip] Naturally they sampled more Democrats than Republicans, by five points. Even so, this poll conflicts wildly with every other national poll. Rasmussen, for example, has Romney consistently leading and up four points Tuesday (and the GOP up by seven in the generic Congressional ballot) with Gallup having Romney up by one point. I suspect this Bloomberg poll be be widely touted by the media but won’t hold up to any scrutiny by those who do polling for a living.
  • Is Cambridge, MA Suffering From "Pepsi Envy?" (Soda ban spreads)

    06/20/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT · by suspects · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Call it a case of “Pepsi Envy.” The far-left kookocracy that rules Cambridge (motto: “Too small for a Republic, too large for a permanent ‘Occupy’ encampment”) saw the unrelenting mockery of New York City’s proposed “big-soda” ban and said, “Hey, that could be us!” And so they leapt at the opportunity to play national punch line yet again, pushing their own version of Nanny Bloomberg’s Big Gulp ban. If the story of Massachusetts were made into a movie, Cambridge would be played by Pauly Shore. And even he’d be embarrassed by it. Embarrassed because even in this attempt at self-humiliation,...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing “God Bless the USA” (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night

    06/14/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night Tonight is the Obama campaign’s “New York Night” of star-studded fundraisers, with a much-advertised event at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home and a ritzy gala-concert at The Plaza Hotel featuring a performance by Mariah Carey. Both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend. The Parker event, which is co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, will raise an estimated $2 million for the Obama Victory Fund from ticket sales — plus millions more from an online grassroots sweepstakes, campaign officials said. The contest was pushed heavily online, through social media and in the...
  • Michael Bloomberg, Soda Jerk - Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban is about himself, not about...

    06/15/2012 12:20:29 AM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    Reason ^ | June 12, 2012 | Shikha Dalmia
    Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban is about himself, not about public health. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on big sodas in the Big Apple is generating accusations that he is a Nanny Statist. But that’s not quite accurate. A nanny forces others to do things for their own good. Bloomberg is a moral narcissist forcing New Yorkers to do things that make him feel good. Under his soda ban, street vendors and restaurants would be barred from selling pop in anything over 16-ounce containers on the theory that limiting access to sugary drinks will help combat the...
  • Five Guys Times Square sign Installed

    06/14/2012 6:40:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' spoof ridicules Bloomberg's ban on Big Gulps

    06/14/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT · by lward99 · 9 replies
    Times247.com ^ | 6/14/2012 | Video
    This is hilarious: Wonder if Bloomberg watches Boardwalk Empire.Maybe thats where he is getting his ideas. - Check out the link. http://times247.com/24-7-videos/boardwalk-empire-spoof-ridicules-bloomberg-s-ban-on-big-gulps
  • First soda, now POPCORN: New York officials target nations favourite snack in obesity crackdown.

    06/13/2012 9:17:24 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Health experts in New York want to widen the proposed ban on super-sized soda to include juices, milk shakes and even popcorn, it emerged today. Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to outlaw sugary drinks over 16 ounces (1 pint) in the city's restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theatres and sporting arenas. Now officials charged with deciding on whether it should come into force have suggested they would be in favour of incorporating other unhealthy snacks.
  • A Modest Defense of "Nanny Bloomberg" (Why a free market economist cautiously favors the soda ban)

    06/07/2012 4:39:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    RCM ^ | 06/07/2012 | By Peter Passell
    Michael Bloomberg seems to have a knack for bringing out almost everybody's inner libertarian. The billionaire mayor of New York has spent an inordinate amount of his three terms trying to take away our cigarettes, trans-fats - and now, the Big Gulp! Even Jon Stewart couldn't resist the path of least comedic resistance, defending his demographic's right to drown itself in buckets of Berry Citrus Slam Slurpee. As a card-carrying free market economist, I'm uneasy about the proposed ban, too. For one thing, it's a bit arbitrary: Starbucks' equally sugary venti (24 ounce) Caramel Frappuccino clocks in at 510 calories,...
  • Michelle Obama: No federal big soda ban (unless Barack Hussein Obama gets reelected)

    06/06/2012 3:37:35 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/5/2012 | By BYRON TAU
    First lady Michelle Obama tells the Associated Press that she wouldn't want a federal ban on big sugary drink, but applauds Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to fight obesity: Asked about Bloomberg's proposal during an interview with The Associated Press, Mrs. Obama said there's no "one-size-fits-all" solution for the country's health challenges. But she said, "We applaud anyone who's stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities. New York is one example." And asked whether the nation's obesity epidemic warrants taking a more aggressive approach, such as Bloomberg's, she said: "There are people like Mayor Bloomberg who are,...
  • Say What? Silly Things Liberals Say; June 5th,2012 Edition

    06/05/2012 5:06:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-12 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:Report from the People’s Republic of China on their New York website: "The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens' lives and personal security and exercises lax firearm possession control, causing rampant gun ownership. The U.S. people hold between 35 percent and 50 percent of the world's civilian-owned guns, with every 100 people having 90 guns [and] 47 percent of American adults reported that they had a gun." Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison tweet: "ALEC movement to push gov't issued ID bills was done w/ malice aforethought.” ALEC supports voter ID laws. Liberals...
  • Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    06/05/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | Thomas Kaplan
    The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops.
  • AT Least We Know He Cares

    06/05/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 6 replies
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/5/12 | Nancy Tengler
    Mr. Bloomberg is a man of many talents. He's a billionaire after all. And although we aren't supposed to like rich people anymore we can certainly infer from his wealth that he is smart, right? Plus, he was clever enough to secure a third term as mayor in a city with a two term limit. Wow. So when he added Gothem's top nanny to his notable achievements I took notice. His most recent ban on sixteen ounce sugary soft drinks and coffee was declared, Mr. Bloomberg assures us, because he is very concerned about obesity and its growing affects on...
  • Majority Of New Yorkers Fall Flat On Support Of Large Soda Ban

    06/05/2012 7:01:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY 1 ^ | June 4, 2012 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to take away big sodas from New Yorkers. He wants restaurants, movie theaters and sports stadiums to be prohibited from selling sodas or other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. "All we are trying to do with full sugar drinks is to give people encouragement to do things in moderation," the mayor said on Sunday. What do New Yorkers say? "Fuhgetaboutit." "I really don't think that's like a great thing to do. People got to make up their own mind," says one New Yorker. "I think it's ridiculous. I think he should let people live as...
  • Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    06/05/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT · by stefeb · 52 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 6/5/12 | Steve F.
    ALBANY — The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops...
  • Bloomberg, the Limousine Liberal

    06/04/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Mayor Bloomberg is a wretched human being. He’s an ultra-rich limousine liberal who wants to impose his views on ordinary people. I’ve previously written about his statist efforts to ban bake sales, and I’ve noted with mixed feelings his proposal to tell food stamp recipients what they’re allowed to buy.Now he wants to criminalize large sodas. Holman Jenkins writes about this silly idea in the Wall Street Journal. Mike Bloomberg’s move to regulate the size of sodas sold in his city illustrates why it’s a good thing he is a mayor of New York and not the czar of all...