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  • Boston Mayor Says He’d ‘Blow Up’ Detroit And Start Over

    09/03/2013 3:57:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    DETROIT (WWJ) – The mayor of Boston is drawing criticism for recent comments he made about Detroit. In an interview with the New York Times, Mayor Thomas Menino was asked if he could live in any other city in America other than Boston, where would he choose. He at first said he’d never thought of living in any other city, but then added: “Detroit is a place I’d love to go.” When the reporter asked Menino what he’d do in Detroit, the mayor responded: ”I’d blow up the place and start all over.”
  • Bloomberg gun-control group facing internal backlash amid growing profile

    07/30/2013 2:49:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 29, 2013 | Barnini Chakraborty
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing part of his arsenal of local leaders as more and more long-time members of his gun-control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns say they aren’t happy with the coalition’s trajectory and want out. While the group apparently is growing in membership overall amid an effort to assume a larger profile in the national gun debate, it's turning some members off. In the past five months, 50 members of the group have quit. Many say they did so because the organization abandoned its mission statement of going after illegal guns, and instead used its political...
  • 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...
  • (Boston) Mayor, top cop blast Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover (CVS, Tedeschi refuse to sell it)

    07/18/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/13 | Marie Szaniszlo, John Zaremba

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino today wrote to the publisher of Rolling Stone, telling him the decision to put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of next month’s edition “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment” — treatment the magazine should have given to the survivors. “The survivors of the Boston attacks deserve Rolling Stone cover stories,” Menino wrote in a letter to Jann Wenner, ”though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today: "I'm disgusted by it. They should have given the victims more consideration."
  • Warren joins Menino push for tougher gun control laws

    01/19/2013 1:33:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino on Friday to press for stricter gun control and throw her support behind three Senate bills that are expected to be filed next week in the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. “We owe it to our children to start,” Warren said at a news conference at the Parkman House, the city-owned Beacon Hill residence where Menino is convalescing after a lengthy illness. On Dec. 14, a gunman with an assault rifle and two pistols killed 20 first-graders and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Warren said she will...
  • Incumbents Forever

    11/19/2012 4:48:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    AS A CANDIDATE for lieutenant governor in 1982, John Kerry assured the voters of Massachusetts that he wasn't seeking the position as a mere "stepping-stone" to higher office. But just one year into his four-year term, he announced his candidacy for the US Senate seat that Paul Tsongas was vacating because of illness. Few people held Kerry's broken commitment against him. In part that was because nobody had believed it in the first place (all candidates for lieutenant governor seek the position as a stepping-stone). But it was also because everyone knew what Kerry knew: If he passed up the...
  • Chick-fil-A: Liberal Fascism & The Drumstick Of Destiny!

    07/26/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 43 replies
    Self: The Halls of Logic & The Spirit of Salvation | 7/26/12 | Me
    If you go by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s inane logic, Tim Tebow and Tom Brady should not be allowed in the NFL, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frank Sinatra should have never been allowed to perform in concert, and every movie Clint Eastwood and Kurt Russell appeared in should have been banned by theaters across the United States. Threatening people, their very Constitutional rights, simply because you disagree with them…ie, gay marriage...is nothing short of fascism. Liberals are neither tolerant nor objective; they are hate filled radicals who will stop at nothing to undermine every single value America...
  • 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 --...
  • Occupy Boston drops suit against city

    12/21/2011 6:45:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Residents of the Occupy Boston encampment have dropped a lawsuit against the city of Boston, saying slow-moving litigation wasn't the best way to meet their goals. The residents of the tent city at Dewey Square lived in the public park for 10 weeks in a protest against what they said was the disproportionate political and economic power given to an elite few. Earlier this month, Occupy Boston sued the city to stop it from dismantling the camp. But a judge ruled Dec. 7 they didn't have a constitutional right to live there, and Mayor Thomas Menino removed them a few...
  • Judiciary chairman: Al Qaeda threat no reason to change gun laws

    06/13/2011 1:57:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 13, 2011 | Mike Lillis
    A top Republican has rejected the notion that Congress should re-examine the nation's gun laws after al Qaeda urged Muslims to attack America by exploiting loose firearm rules. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said tightening gun laws to address the threat would be to surrender to terrorists at the expense of Americans' rights. “We’ve seen time and again that terrorists will use anything, including our own rights and freedoms, to plot attacks against innocent Americans,” Smith said in an email. “But simply because terrorists abuse our liberties doesn’t mean that we should limit the...
  • Menino's mosque

    11/19/2008 7:48:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,039+ views
    THE PHOENIX.com ^ | November 19, 2008 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
  • Who’ll pay for the ‘mental detectors’ at ‘Mumbles’ arena?

    07/23/2006 8:11:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/23/06 | Howie Carr
    What a grand idea to name the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center after Mayor Thomas M. Menino. We could call it “the Mumbles.” Look, Cleveland has “the Jake.” Suddenly everyone is referring to the Ted Williams Tunnel o’ Death as “the Ted,” although given the recent killing of a woman in a car below sea level due to political corruption, perhaps a more appropriate handle would be “the Teddy.” Once the $800 million convention boondoggle is officially christened, “the Mumbles” would instantly enter the city’s lexicon: “Traffic is backed up all the way to the Mumbles.” “Hey Sully, did you...
  • Archbishop O'Malley won't attend dinner at which Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is honored

    11/25/2005 7:14:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies · 588+ views
    Disagreement over Mayor Thomas Menino's views on abortion and same-sex marriage has prompted Archbishop Sean O'Malley to cancel plans to attend the annual Catholic Charities Christmas dinner next month. Also, O'Malley is sending a letter to every parish in the archdiocese in which he says the church's opposition to gay marriage should not be interpreted as hostility toward homosexuals, and Catholics should strive to end discrimination toward gays and lesbians. The Catholic Charities fundraising dinner is honoring Menino, an outspoken advocate of abortion rights and gay marriage. The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, a conservative Catholic group, has called for...
  • Boston Archbishop Pulls Out of Catholic Charities Fundraiser

    11/23/2005 1:48:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies · 1,005+ views
    Boston, Nov. 23 (CWNews.com) - Boston's Archbishop Sean O'Malley will not attend a December dinner honoring the city's Mayor Thomas Menino. The dinner is a fundraising event for the local office of Catholic Charities. The archbishop's withdrawal from the December 9 event follows a series of protests from lay Catholic leaders, who have pointed to Mayor Menino's record on key moral issues. C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, cited the mayor's "relentless opposition to the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church" in a November 17 statement urging the archbishop not to attend the dinner....
  • Will mayor bite on PETA’s veggie challenge?

    09/09/2005 3:32:24 AM PDT · by Panerai · 14 replies · 411+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09/09/2005 | Kevin Rothstein
    The animal-loving PETA folks are setting their sights on Mayor Thomas M. Menino's fluctuating waistline, inviting him to see how much weight he can lose by chowing down strictly on vegetarian food. "He's a good mayor and a good man, but he could stand to lose some weight and set a good example for the people of Boston,'' said Joe Haptas, special projects head of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The militant animal rights group says as part of its GoVeg.com Lifestyle Challenge, it's prepared to buy two vegeterian meals a day for the mayor to mangia. For...
  • Boston Mosque: The Rise of Radical Islam

    11/16/2004 8:49:43 AM PST · by missyme · 45 replies · 1,772+ views
    CBN ^ | Nov 16th, 2004
    BOSTON, Massachusetts - A mosque is rising in the heart of Boston. Not just any mosque, but the largest mosque in the northeastern United States. At a cost of $22 million, the 60,000-square-foot Islamic Cultural Center will be a prominent symbol of the growth of Islam in America. But the project is under fire, as some say it will also be a symbol of radical Islam. The Islamic Society of Boston is under scrutiny for ties to radicalism. But the society says it does not tolerate extremism. And yet, some former and present leaders of the society have been tied...
  • They Said It! (Boston Democrat Mayor Thomas Menino)

    06/30/2004 12:31:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 320+ views
    "[Boston Democrat Mayor Thomas] Menino called the alleged leak 'the failure of the [Kerry] campaign to communicate with the public,' adding, 'They are trying to find scapegoats for their incompetency.'" (David R. Guarino and Noelle Straub, “Menino Lets Loose: Mayor Slams 'Incompetent' Kerry Camp,” Boston Herald, http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=33881, 6/30/04)
  • Kerry Plays Menino

    06/29/2004 2:55:30 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 186+ views
    TAS ^ | 6/29/2004 | The Prowler
    BEAR ANY BURDEN Apparently Sen. John Kerry cares enough about what Sen. Ted Kennedy thinks of him that the presumptive presidential candidate called Kennedy to inform him that he would not cross the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association picket line at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston on Monday. Kerry was scheduled to speak at the conference, but abruptly pulled out. While a Kennedy Senate staffer said that the senior senator appreciated the courtesy call, the two men remain cool. "Kerry should have been speaking to us about the problems in Boston weeks ago," says the Kennedy staffer. "One good...