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)
» 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.