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  • Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city

    07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 44 replies
    The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population." Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family. The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect --...
  • Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it

    07/20/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 109 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/12 | Greg Turner
    Vows to block eatery over anti-gay attitude... Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday. “That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started...
  • AROUND TOWN: Mayor Walter is Divide's top cat

    05/06/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT · by khelus · 8 replies
    coloradosprings.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Linda Navarro
    That Walter, he’s snuggling up to his new job as the purrfectly strong mayor of Divide. Until his inauguration on April 7 he had been best known as the official greeter at the Animal Clinic of Woodland Park. Then he whupped all his competitors in the election and now he’s The Man. ...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire

    04/13/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | 4/13/2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    NEWARK — Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house. "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand. The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor,...
  • In Newark, Mayor Cory Booker Saves a Woman From a Fire (His security men tried to stop him!)

    04/13/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark carried a woman out of a burning house and was treated for smoke inhalation on Thursday night. Mr. Booker arrived to his home in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood to find a neighbor’s house on fire, said Anne Torres, a spokeswoman. The Fire Department had not yet arrived, she said, and Mr. Booker went inside with two members of his security detail and rescued one woman. The mayor was treated at a hospital and released at 11:30 p.m. “Everyone is O.K.,” Ms. Torres wrote in an e-mail. < snip > The mayor told The...
  • LAPD to Ignore California’s Car Impound Law Because It’s “Unfair” to Illegal Aliens

    03/23/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have become sadly accustomed to California - America's Sanctuary State - sinking lower and lower into utter lawlessness for the sake of naked racial politics. But whatever they do in Sacramento doesn't even come close to the utter madness that is Los Angeles - which makes the rest of the state look conservative by comparison. This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days - because it is "unfair" to illegal aliens!That's right....
  • MILLER: D.C. deputy mayor's crime solution: Be a victim (video)

    03/07/2012 1:01:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year - including double the number of robberies at gunpoint - residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution. -snip- As you can see in the video below, Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, responded that crime victims should give the criminals what they want. Mr. Portman protested, saying, “But how do you know you’re going live and survive? You’re completely at their mercy.” Mr. Quander...
  • Michigan Treasurer says Detroit to run out of money by May

    01/10/2012 6:25:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    Insight News ^ | January 10, 2011 | John Stoll
    The struggling U.S. city of Detroit is on track to run out of money in May instead of April after spending changes made by city officials, Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon said on Tuesday. Dillon addressed media following a two-and-a-half-hour meeting with a team that is looking at Detroit's financial picture and trying to assess whether the city needs an emergency manager to take over operations. It was the first time the 10-member team met since it was appointed last month. He said Detroit's most urgent issue is figuring out how to arrest escalating retiree health care costs, and clean up...
  • Mayor Makes Good On Bronco Bet, “Tebows”

    01/10/2012 1:57:24 PM PST · by rawhide · 17 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | January 10, 2012
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl getting caught up in the Internet craze inspired by Denver Broncos’ Quarterback Tim Tebow? No, he’s just making good on a bet. Prior to the Steelers’ season ending overtime loss to the Broncos on Sunday, Ravenstahl made a friendly playoff wager with his counterpart in Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock. As part of the deal, Ravenstahl agreed to don a Broncos jersey and strike the infamous prayerful pose for a picture. Since the Broncos bested the black and gold, Ravenstahl made good on the bet by taking a knee in Roberto Clemente Memorial...
  • Occupy Denver disrupts vigil to honor homeless who have died, refuse to allow mayor to speak

    12/21/2011 3:19:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    12/20/11
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  • New Haven Asks State to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote

    12/14/2011 5:52:21 AM PST · by Puppage · 44 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | 12/14/2011
    New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections. DeStefano said on Tuesday that the proposal would build a more engaged community and follows the lead of other cities, the New Haven Register reports. The Register reports that 10,000 to 12,000 undocumented residents are believed to live in New Haven. Immigrants who are in the U.S. legally or illegally and cannot vote now would still be unable to vote in state or federal elections. DeStefano, a Democrat, said illegal immigrants pay taxes...
  • Mayor’s Bizarre Family Christmas Photo Goes Viral (Mayor of San Juan, PR)

    12/13/2011 12:24:40 PM PST · by DemforBush · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/11 | melissa knolwes
    Right about now, you're probably starting to receive Christmas cards from friends and family. It's pretty safe to assume that most of them are adorned with candid shots of smiling faces, and some even have a picture of the newest addition to the family: a kid or man's best friend. Well a Christmas card from San Juan's mayor just earned him a spot on the famous blog "AwkwardFamilyPhoto.com."...
  • Rahm Emanuel: US-Israel Relationship 'Rock Solid'

    12/10/2011 4:10:41 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/12/11 | Chana Yaar
    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, currently mayor of Chicago, says the bond between the United States and Israel is "rock solid." In a televised interview with journalist Dana Weiss on "Meet the Press" at the Saban Forum in Washington D.C. over the weekend, Emanuel was emphatic that President Barack Obama has been "the best president ever for Israel." However, he said, "Regardless of who's president or who's prime minister at any given time, the bond between the United States and Israel is rock solid, and that's what's important to know." That, he added, is the "personal view"...
  • Pastors charged after telling 'gays' about sin...Now facing bench trial in court run by lesbian

    12/02/2011 7:40:50 PM PST · by Just4Him · 37 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 12/1/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Their sign warns those who are "Drunks, homosexuals, abortionist, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, witches, idolators" that "Hell awaits you." Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is listed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund as "one of only a few out members of the Texas judiciary." She was appointed to the position by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, identified by the Los Angeles Times as "the first lesbian to head a major American city." Allen told WND that no matter what happens, the fact that...
  • Pastors charged after telling 'gays' about sin (facing bench trial in court run by lesbian)

    12/02/2011 10:00:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 12/02/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Two veteran street preachers in Houston are facing a bench trial for spreading the biblical message about homosexuality – and other sins – on one of their favorite corners for preaching in Houston. That the message was direct is obvious, from a photo of the situation that developed for David Stokes of BulldogMinistries.com and Dave Allen of HornofSamuelBook.com: Their sign warns those who are "Drunks, homosexuals, abortionist, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, witches, idolators" that "Hell awaits you." Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is...
  • LA Mayor Gives Occupy LA 10,000 Square Feet of Office Space & Farmland for $1-a-Year

    11/22/2011 6:48:40 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22,2011 | Jim Hoft
    It was just last week that an #Occupy LA protester was arrested for masturbating on the steps of City Hall. Now the squatters are getting their own private office building. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has decided to award the lawlessness, lewd acts, shoplifting and drug use of the Occupy LA squatters. He just offered the hooligans 10,000 square feet of downtown office space and farmland for $1-a-year. The LA Times reported: Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their...
  • Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp

    11/22/2011 3:04:06 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 57 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
    The Los Angeles Times just reported: “Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city.” “City officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall.” Full Story & Details here: “Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp; Protesters could get downtown office space and farmland if they leave City Hall.”
  • Occupy Wall Street's Planning A Big Party At Mayor Bloomberg's House On Sunday (2pm)

    11/17/2011 11:18:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    11/17/11
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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....