There’s 12,000 people that are going to get killed this year with guns and 19,000 that are going to commit suicide with guns, and we’re not going to walk away from those efforts (to ban illegal guns). …This is a scourge on the country that we just have to make sure that we get under control and eliminate.
New York City mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, on reports that both his office and the offices of Mayors Against Illegal Guns — which he founded — received threatening letters laced with ricin poison.
If a gun nut can’t kill you with a gun, he’ll find some other way.
Well, fine, if you think curbing soda sizes is a bad idea I challenge you to come up with a better idea, because we can’t keep selling our kids poison.Mika Brzezinski, Why I’m obsessed with banning super-sized sodas (via msnbc)
In what could be a huge step for NYC, current City Council speaker Christine Quinn has officially dropped her hat into the ring to become the potential successor to Michael Bloomberg. This is a big deal—if she wins, she would be both the first female mayor of the city, along with the first openly-gay NYC mayor. Here’s her introductory video.
» The inevitable fawning regarding the idea: ”Words can simply not capture the incredible debt of gratitude that we owe to Mike and the amazing sense of fortune that we have in being able to claim him not merely as a graduate but as a graduate who so clearly understands us and has given so much of his time, his passion and his philanthropy,” Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels said regarding the donation. “We’re just incredibly fortunate.” Yeah, pretty much, bro.
Important News of the Day: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has apparently hired crackheads to take out InfoWars founder (and newest rival of Piers Morgan) Alex Jones. Watch the video for more on this startling announcement, straight from the mouth of the man being hunted down by Mayor Bloomberg’s crackhead army. source
Please, I know sometimes people are reticent to take advantage of services. The cold really is something that is dangerous.NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg • In a plea to residents suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, encouraging them to work with the city to fight the cold. The city, citing temperatures falling to the 30s, recently opened warming shelters for those who needed to get out of the cold, and also handed out 25,000 blankets to people who chose to stay. 700,000 people in city are still without power.