Journalist accosted by security over Mayor Bloomberg gun control question. “Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, ‘In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?’ Bloomberg’s reply: ‘Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.'” “Security” then follows Mattera down the street, harrassing him. Funny how asking pols tough questions used to be “speaking truth to power” or something. Times sure have changed.

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ooddballz
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Credit to David Burgess:
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: – Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm;… – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies, don’t spend more than you can earn and adults, not children, are in charge. His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility, and his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers – I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame and I’m A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on.

GhostntheMachine
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Only in New York, Lockdown! Panicked parents in the streets!

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20761518/cops-search-bronx-school-for-armed-student

“They eventually found a toy gun, reported to be a Nerf gun that fires foam “bullets.”

Not so silent
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Feinstein will add it to the banned list today I am sure…I can hear it now…

“…..There is no reason to own a nerf gun, they serve no sporting purpose and can carry way too many rounds of ammunition, plus you’ll shoot your eye out kid..I propose banning the sale and manufacture of nerf ammunition along with bubble guns and anything that resembles a gun including assault fingers, and pieces of paper shaped like Oklahoma…..We will also be banning assault tree branches, rocks, and rubber band guns”…Feinstein then reportedly took of her clothing and ran naked through the senate yelling that San Francisco’s ban on nudity was unconstitutional…several members of the sentate reportedly got sick to their stomach and several more fainted…..Just another day at the asylum formerly know as congress….

deepthinker
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This was a harrashment technique by mayor dumb ass body guards. So the hypocritical ass whole is all about his constitutional rights, just not those of the average American. This what happens when you have ass kissers who are trying to curry favor and have forgotten about their sworn oath.

This bunch doesn’t realize they’ve hit a damn hornets nest with a ball bat.

sa_rose
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They realize. They just don’t care. They figure they can handle it with their Jackboot troops. Gulag anyone?

danybhoy
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I still stand by what said about Bloomberg, that he is the most dangerous politician in America. He has shown he cares nothing of the contstitutional protections we are supposed to have, & will change any rules that don’t suit him. Plus he has the money to really run for any office he wants to or to at least buy political influence.

tincan53
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When Mattera was asked for his date of birth, he should have given him July 4, 1776, the day our freedom was born.

Ruben
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What liberals/progressives/60s-era-pot-smoking hippies really meant was: “Question authority… until we’re in authority.”

poppajoe49
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They also said “Don’t trust anyone over 30”, but I guess that meant only until they turn 30.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Have Bloomtard’s security force passed their Goose-stepping 101 courses or what?

poppajoe49
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Amazing how the rules have changed in 4 short years.

Not so silent
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You mean the security force known as “Bloomturd’s Bullies”? I bet they get a “special T-shirt” when they hire on.

flashingscotsman
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Bloomberg. That was the midget that retreated into the limo after not answering the question, right?

PsychoDad
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Heh heh, sonny, why, I recall the day when protest was the highest form of patriotism.

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