Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns …a letter from Michael Moore

Monday, December 24th, 2012 Friends, After watching the deranged, delusional National Rifle Association press conference on Friday, it was clear that the Mayan prophecy had come true. Except the only world that was ending was the NRA’s. Their bullying power to set gun policy in this country is over. The nation is repulsed by the massacre in Connecticut, and the signs are everywhere: a basketball coach at a post-game press conference; the Republican Joe Scarborough; a pawn shop owner in Florida; a gun buy-back program in New Jersey; a singing contest show on TV, and the conservative gun-owning judge who sentenced Jared Loughner. So here’s my little bit of holiday cheer for you: These gun massacres aren’t going to end … Continue reading

Bloomberg: ‘Calling for Meaningful Action Is Not Enough’

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had some harsh words in response to President Obama’s statement earlier today on the unfathomably tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. Bloomberg said, “we need action, not rhetoric to deal with gun violence.” “President Obama rightly sent his heartfelt condolences to the families in Newtown. But the country needs him to send a bill to Congress to fix this problem. Calling for ‘meaningful action’ is not enough,” said Bloomberg in a statement. ”We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership – not from the White House and not from Congress.” In his response to the tragedy, a teary-eyed Obama said “we’re going to have to come together … Continue reading

Pique Oil

Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.” Continue reading

BREAKING: Bloomberg Backs Down, Occupy Wall Street Stays

Under pressure, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has backed off an earlier demand that thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters be evicted from Zuccotti Park. “This morning at 6 o’clock, MoveOn members, union members, community organizers and thousands of others gathered in Zuccotti Park to stand in solidarity with the people who are occupying Wall Street and to defend them from eviction by Mayor Bloomberg,” according to an email statement from the progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org circulated an online petition in support of the protesters Thursday, seeking 250,000 signatures to send to Bloomberg urging him to allow the protest to remain in Zuccotti Park, which is near Wall Street. MoveOn.org provided online video from the announcement that Occupy Wall Street had … Continue reading