Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Alec Baldwin Slams NYC Speaker Christine Quinn: She Has Blood On Her Hands

Last night Alec Baldwin appeared on CNN to tell Piers Morgan that openly lesbian NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn is “untrustworthy” and “self-seeking.” Baldwin, who says he is not running for mayor, added that Quinn “has blood on her hands” for her role in Mayor Bloomberg’s successful bid for a third term despite two earlier voter referendums that had limited …

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From The New York Times…

Perhaps Bloomberg said it in jest. If not, it certainly throws an interesting angle into Christine Quinn’s presumed candidacy. UPDATE: Here’s the story. During their conversation, Mrs. Clinton left little room for doubt: she was not interested in seeking the mayoralty, people briefed on the call said. Even so, Mr. Bloomberg’s reaching out to her is rich with political intrigue. …

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NYC Begins Gas Rationing

As gasoline shortages continue to plague much of the tri-state area and fistfights break out in the mile-long lines, at 6am this morning Mayor Bloomberg instituted a gas rationing program across NYC’s five boroughs. The mayor said the measure, imposed by emergency order and similar to one put in place in 12 New Jersey counties by Gov. Chris Christie on …

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NYC: Bloomberg Orders Parks & Beaches Closed Ahead Of Coming Nor’Easter

Here we go again?

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Maryland Pastor: Hurricane Sandy Hit NYC Because Bloomberg Donated To Marriage

“So here was the mayor of New York giving a quarter of a million dollars, coming down to Maryland discussing the matter. While he’s here somebody whispers in the ear, you better go back home and protect your stock because God is sending judgment. The thing came through the area. You have to understand the season and the time. It’s …

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SNL Digs At Bloomberg & Christie

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Bloomberg Endorses Obama

“When I step into the voting booth, I think about the world I want to leave my two daughters, and the values that are required to guide us there. The two parties’ nominees for president offer different visions of where they want to lead America. One believes a woman’s right to choose should be protected for future generations; one does …

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Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuation

Mayor Bloomberg has just ordered the mandatory evacuation of the lowest-lying areas of New York City.   Residents of Zone A are to immediately begin making plans to leave their homes. Zone A covers much of downtown Manhattan and the blocks bordering the Hudson and East rivers.   Hospitals in the affected areas will be moving their patients to other facilities …

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Tweet Of The Day – Michael Bloomberg

Two weeks ago Bloomberg also gave $250K to Maryland’s campaign.

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Big Soda Sues New York City

A coalition of soft drink manufacturers has filed suit to block New York City’s ban on “large sugared drinks.” The suit, filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, contends that the Board of Health did not have the authority to ratify the new rules unilaterally. The rules — approved last month and scheduled to take effect in March — limit …

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Bloomberg Gives $250K To MD Marriage

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $250,000 to Maryland’s marriage equality campaign. Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire who attended college in Maryland at Johns Hopkins, dipped into his personal fortune to help persuade New York lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage in 2011, and he has supported a similar effort in New Hampshire. His contribution came after discussions with Maryland’s …

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Billionaires Are More Billionaire-y

Forbes has issued its annual list of the richest Americans and notes that things are going fantastically well for the nation’s billionaires. A big stock market rally, a rebound in the real estate market, and rising values in the art market helped pump up the net worth of these 400 billionaires by 13%, Forbes said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among …

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Michael Bloomberg: Occupy Wall Street
& The Tea Party Operate The Same Way

“The Tea Party I’ve always thought is very much like Occupy Wall Street. They say, ‘We don’t want it any more. We want to stop it.’ And you say, ‘Oh good. What do you want to stop?’ And they can’t answer it. Both are groups of people who think that we’re going in the wrong direction. They may not have …

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Tweet Of The Day – Dr. Ruth

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NYC’s Big Gulp Ban Vote Is Today

The NYC Board of Health will vote today on Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of large-serving soft drinks and other “sugared beverages.” The plan is expected to be approved by the Bloomberg-appointed health board and then could take effect next March. It’s unclear what the prospects are for last-minute changes before the vote. Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley …

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Judge Rules Against NYC Porn Shop Ban

Eleven years ago one of the first things just-elected Mayor Bloomberg did was to order porn shops out of Times Square so that the area would be safe for “family friendly” businesses like the Disney Store and Bubba Gump’s. City zoning officers had long been stymied in their attempts to enforce a 1995 law which stipulates that a business would …

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NEW YORK CITY: 84% Of Residents Say They Wouldn’t Object To A Gay Mayor

The results of that Quinnipiac survey I took a few days ago are back and reveal that 84% of NYC residents don’t care if the next mayor happens to be gay. Voters don’t care that mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is a gay woman — and they’d rather vote for a Muslim or a Mormon than a …

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I Got Polled

After ignoring an unknown number for several days, I finally Googled their persistent ass and took the next call from Quinnipiac, whose soft-spoken young man first led me through the usual opening qualifiers: gender, age, education, zip code, party affiliation, recent voting history, etc. The next 40 or so questions dealt mostly with the 2013 NYC mayoral elections with a …

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Bad Vibes: City Cockblocks Giveaway

Gothamist reports that the mayor’s office shut down yesterday’s vibrator giveaway by Trojan. They were cockblocked! The masses of men and women left unsatisfied after the Bloomberg Administration’s Great Free Vibrator Cockblocking of 2012 are still unfulfilled—but Trojan says they’re trying to get their toy giveaway buzzing again. And City Hall sounds like they are trying to do everything they …

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Bloomberg: No Chick-Fil-A Ban Here

Today NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he would not stand in the way of Chick-Fil-A opening any new franchises here. Presently the chain only has the above “express” counter in the downtown NYU food court. “They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this one,” Mr. Bloomberg said of his mayoral colleagues. “You can’t have a …

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