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  • Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)

    11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST · by yoe · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Movember 11, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will miss a Veterans Day salute Friday in favor of an Occupy Richmond “public speak out,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area,...
  • Green candidate for mayor based in Occupy Tucson tent

    11/05/2011 10:22:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Brad Poole - Reuters
    TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters) - There is no bank of telephones at Mary DeCamp's campaign headquarters, no volunteers eager to bring her message to the masses. The Green Party candidate for mayor of Tucson, who is days away from losing her home to foreclosure, is flanked by fellow Occupy Tucson activists as she directs her long shot bid for public office from a borrowed tent in a local park. "November 10th is my eviction date," the aptly named candidate said cheerfully on Friday, while unpacking signs after police had pushed Occupy Tucson campers from one park to another a night earlier....
  • Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan maintaining hands-off position on protesters

    11/03/2011 6:49:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/3/11 | Cecily Burt - Oakland Tribune
    OAKLAND -- After a massive and mostly peaceful demonstration against large corporations Wednesday eroded into late night clashes with police and 80 arrests, people on both sides of the fence were in damage control mode, with Occupy Oakland organizers and city officials trying to figure out what to do next. And in a press briefing Thursday afternoon, it appears that as far as Mayor Jean Quan is concerned the city will maintain its hands-off status quo. She blamed the destruction on a small group and said the larger Occupy group was not the problem. ... She also said that because...
  • Occupy Oakland: Quan booed off stage; Michael Moore to visit

    10/28/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/28/11 | Thomas Peele
    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore plans to visit Occupy Oakland's re-established tent city today, according to his blog. At the end of an Thursday blog post entitled "Life Among the 1%," Moore writes "P.S. I will go to Oakland tomorrow afternoon to stand with Occupy Oakland against the out-of-control police." Moore is among a growing list of celebrities and organizations critical of the city's actions and Mayor Jean Quan's role in evicting protesters three days ago, when police moved in using tear gas and other devices. Injuries sustained by Iraq veteran Scott Olsen in the melee have sparked criticism from many...
  • Mayor Villaraigosa: Occupy L.A. 'cannot continue indefinitely'

    10/26/2011 5:56:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/26/11 | Kate Linthicum
    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall "cannot continue indefinitely" and has asked city officials to draft restrictions limiting when people are allowed on city property. "I respect the protesters' right to peacefully assemble and express their views," Villaraigosa said. "City officials have been in a continuous and open dialogue with the organizers of Occupy L.A. However, the protesters must respect city laws and regulations, and while they have been allowed to camp on City Hall lawns, that cannot continue indefinitely." A spokeswoman for the mayor said he has also instructed city officials...
  • Emanuel paid heavy price to get elected mayor (proving residency=$800K -- job pays $216K)

    10/18/2011 4:49:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 10-18-11 | Chuck Goudie
    As mayor of the city of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel is paid a salary of $216,000 a year. He spent four times that much money just to prove that he was a Chicago resident and therefore entitled to run for office. *snip* he court challenge that Emanuel had to overcome was proving that he was indeed a Chicago resident and had been for at least a year as required by law. Emanuel had held onto his home here in Ravenswood, even though he and his family had moved to Washington where he was President Obama's fiery chief of staff, and the...
  • Wall Street protesters vow to stay put (despite living in disease infested filth)

    10/13/2011 7:10:40 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/12/2011 | cnn
    Protesters will resist any efforts to remove them from the Lower Manhattan park where they have been camped for nearly a month, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's order that they vacate the park at 7 a.m. Friday so it can be cleaned, an organizer said Thursday. "Come tomorrow morning, we will passively resist and make it as difficult a process to remove us as possible," said Occupy Wall Street spokesman Tyler Combelic. "It's not an occupation if you can't occupy the park." His words appeared to be backed up by the sentiment of the crowd of more than 1,000 protesters who...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Government’s Highest Duty' Is to Push 'Healthy' Foods

    09/28/2011 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/28/11 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases -- a discussion that included diet and eating habits -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is...
  • Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

    09/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | Erin Einhorn and Corky Siemaszko
    Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
  • Teachers union president says Mayor Rahm Emanuel ‘exploded’ at her

    09/09/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 40 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 09/09/11 | ROSALIND ROSSI
    “When I explained to him that a longer school day should not be used for warehousing or babysitting our youth he exploded, used profanity, pointed his finger in my face and yelled. At that point the conversation was over — soon thereafter we found ourselves subject to a full-scale propaganda war over a moot point.”
  • 'Nazi-police' town has election 'stolen'

    09/01/2011 9:59:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 31, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The mayor of Quartzsite, Ariz., the town seething in vitriol since police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a public meeting despite the mayor's objections lost in a recall election last night, but claims the "corrupt" town council fixed the results to force him out. "They found a whole bunch of early ballots they could stuff the box with," said Mayor Ed Foster, telling WND the election was "absolutely" stolen. Foster says at the polling place, he was winning by a 2-to-1 margin over former Town Councilman and Quartzsite Fire Department Capt. Jose Lizarraga. But there had been 328...
  • WI Unions Try to Ban GOP from Labor Day Parade; Mayor Says Pound Sand (Video)

    08/29/2011 9:17:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/29/11 | staff
    Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple: "The banning of a political party from participation at any event co-sponsored by the City is against public policy and not in the best interest of all the citizens of the City of Wausau. And therefore, we encourage the event organizer to invite all interested parties, or reimburse the city for other costs."
  • Mayor and Council Election Phoenix Az

    08/11/2011 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    Greg Stanton • Opposes SB1070 • Endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union – who helped lead the Arizona boycott • Endorsed by Maricopa Area Labor Federation – Affiliated with AFL-CIO which condemned SB1070 • Would have voted for pay increases Claude Mattox • Supported by the largest public employee union in the City of Phoenix • Voted for the food tax increase • Supported this year’s budget and pay increases (Arizona Republic, June 8, 2011) Lobbyist Wes Gullett • Worked for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to organize medical workers to unionize at Maricopa County Hospital •...
  • Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

    07/26/2011 11:28:33 PM PDT · by Per-Ling · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 27JUL11 | AFP
    The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing on Wednesday, police said. Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban when the mayor was addressing citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.
  • 'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

    07/21/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that's the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he's not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes. "I'm no longer getting paid as mayor," said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite. "That's not a big deal, but it's in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they...
  • Chicago mayor to lay off workers to plug budget gap (Merry Christmas, Unions! Love, RahmBo!!)

    07/15/2011 2:03:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Karen Pierog - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Chicago still facing a lingering deficit in its current budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday unveiled steps that will lead to up to 625 layoffs. They include privatization of custodial services at city libraries and airports, benefits services and the water billing call center. Also about 126 seasonal workers in Chicago's transportation department would be discharged, resulting in a drop in curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements this year. "Today, I'm taking steps because I cannot wish away this budget shortfall," the mayor told reporters. Earlier this month, Emanuel said he would eliminate $20 million of the...
  • Out of Prison, Former Mayor Shows Interest in Running Again [Bridgeport, CT]

    07/13/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2011
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, released a year ago after serving nearly seven years in prison for corruption, has expressed some interest in running again to lead Connecticut's largest city. The city's powerful Democratic boss says Ganim would like to run, but he's backing Mayor Bill Finch and discouraged Ganim from running. "He has some aspiration for running," Mario Testa, chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee who has met with Ganim, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Right now I don't think it's the right time for him to jump into the rink." Testa said he does not believe...
  • Youngstown, Ohio, mayor to be 'auto czar'

    07/06/2011 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views
    UPI.com ^ | 7/6/11 | staff
    WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams will lead the Obama administration's efforts to help communities dependent on the auto industry recover, officials said. Beginning Aug. 8, Williams will be executive director of the Labor Department's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday in a release.
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country “absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people — even terrorists — can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • Bloomberg Knew The Dirt On Weiner In 2009, And Used It To Force Him Out Of The Mayoral Race

    06/10/2011 11:28:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2011 | Ricky Kreitner
    Michael Bloomberg forced Anthony Weiner out of the 2009 mayoral race—before he'd even decided to run—by convincing the Queens congressman the mayor's re-election campaign had more dirt on him than it actually did, Harry Siegel of the Village Voice reports. While the Bloomberg campaign did not have the same sexts and tweets that leaked onto the Internet in recent days -- and which occurred in the past year -- the mayor's team poured resources into gathering dirt. Whatever Bloomberg actually found, Weiner was nervous enough about what the mayor potentially knew that he opted not to run. A New York...