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Friday, September 16, 2011

Bloomberg: The Last of a Dying Breed?

I can't think of a single Republican I've ever even considered voting for, not that there haven't been a few smart ones along the way. Too young for Eisenhower, and Nixon, as my grandmother used to say, would have sold his own grandmother to the Communists to get elected. Well, he didn't go quite that far but he wasn't called Tricky Dicky for nothing and there's actually reason to believe he was pretty smart - that is, until he tricked himself out of a job.

Since then, it has been down hill in the Republican smarts department and today we are faced with a collection of reprobates with nary a brain between the entire lot of them. Maybe this explains why New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg sticks out and stands tall among the rest of these jackals and jackasses. He's classy as hell, even dignified. He makes more sense in one or two sentences than an entire herd of Republicans braying in the House Chambers or hee-hawing before the cameras. Best of all, he has his own money.

Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino launched the bipartisan Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2006, which now includes 600 members. Sue at Hellooo Mr. President describes a very interesting interview the mayor recently had with Rev. Al Sharpton about President Obama.

On his weekly WOR radio show this week, Hiz Honor warned of street rioting if the U.S. fails to create jobs.

"We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs, " Bloomberg said . . .  "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
"The damage to a generation that can't find jobs will go on for many, many years, said Bloomberg, adding, Obama did create the economic crisis that has developed "over long periods of time."
Further on Bloomberg praised Obama for coming up with a proposal. "At least [Obama has] got some ideas on the table, whether you like them or not."
Now everybody's got to sit down and say we're actually gonna do something and you have to do something on both the revenue and the expense side. When you start picking and choosing which groups do and do not, that's when it becomes unfair in a lot of people's minds. But we're all in this together. 
No doubt the jackals and jackasses will tune out these simple words of wisdom and bray about what the American people want -- at least according to their own barnyard lore.


  1. I was impressed with the Sharpton interview with Bloomberg. Isn't it a shame the radical Righties will ignore this man's words or probably even go as far as calling him a wacko. I can hear Limbaugh now....

  2. Just like they don't listen to scientific facts re climate change. I think he's right on this and have no doubt that if they don't, people will be taking to the streets.

  3. A classy guy. If he or someone with his intelligence runs, we might actually be in trouble. Until then, a vote against Perry is a vote the Democrats can count.

    Pull together, people! Try to respect the president and his position at least as much as Michael Bloomberg does!

  4. In this Republican Party if there is a sane voice, or a positive word about Obama, it gets slapped down quick by leader Limbaugh! ICK!

  5. I read somewhere that Joe Scarborough (sp?) has been campaigning hard to get Bloomberg to run on a third party ticket -- with Joe, of course.

  6. Bloomberg and Joe, hmmmm, if that ever happened at least I wouldn't fear for the future of our country. Joe can be a pain but he's actually the only conservative I can listen to without getting sick.

  7. @Nance: He may just be the dark horse the Republicans need but I think they're too stupid to see it. The Tea Party crazies would never support him. They're still spitting mad because he didn't invite religious leaders to the 9/11 ceremonies. That's not all bad because it would split the party even further and we know where that would lead. Nowhere.

    @Sue: Sadly, Limbaugh isn't the only one guilty of this.

    @Anon: Obviously Bloomberg is very conservative which makes him unpalatable for most of us here. But compared to the insane asylum that is the GOP of today, he seems relatively sane. That is not the same thing as saying I endorse him or even agree with most of what he does. I just believe in giving credit where credit is due no matter whether it's a Bloomberg, an Obama or even a Palin (who actually did say something intelligent last week - see previous post).

    Just a note of caution. Everyone has his own thoughts about publishing anonymous comments. Normally I do not. It has nothing to do with whether or not I agree with them but everything to do with a strong belief that people should have the courage of their convictions.

  8. @Sue: Since I only have basic cable I have to rely on what pops up on my news feeds and I have to admit that I rarely take the time to watch videos. But from what I have heard and seen, Joe doesn't seem to be all that bad considering that he is a conservative.

  9. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs, " Bloomberg said . . . "That's what happened in Cairo.

    Despite the ongoing successful and fairly successful attempt by conservatives and their corporate controllers to engineer a modern oligarchy in this country that is the one unavoidable freight train that will change everything. Don't ask me when this will happen but I believe it is coming.

    I've met a lot of people who having done everything you are suppose to do to be successful in this country but find themselves fighting to keep their heads above water. Such a situation cannot go on forever.

    As for Scarborough, at times he makes a lot of sense, even if I disagree with his conclusions. Unfortunately, many on the left are exactly like their right-wing counterparts with any disagreements the same as an evil heresy that must be stamped out.

  10. I watch Joe's MSNBC show every weekday morning. They are the most fair and balanced show on in my opinion. One thing I can't stand he does is let Pat Buchanann on! LOL. I think anymore it does boil down to sanity in the Republican party, even tho the left has its farleft wing, we don't have the wacky elected Washington leaders spewing stupid crap like the right does. Maybe I'm just so partisan I don't see it?

  11. @Leslie, this is your friend, Linda Schmanke. I've never commented on a blog before (that I know of), and I couldn't figure out how to identify myself. (I'm ashamed to admit.)

    @Sue, I watch Morninig Joe every weekday morning, too, but I do a lot of yelling at the TV. I record it so that I can fast-forward when Joe goes on one of his rants. Willie is my favorite.

    @Beach Bum, I also think Joe makes a lot of sense at times, especially on the subject of Afghanistan.

  12. @BB: I'm the last person in the world who wants to see anything remotely resembling a revolution. The very thought of it scares hell out of me. Our government has already shown its willingness to shoot to kill at Kent State and in Waco, to name just a couple of incidents. With support from hate and patriot groups, it would quickly lead to something really horrific. Yet, I see signs there that haven't been visible until just lately, as in the last two years. Scary.

    @Sue: I'll just have to let you guys have the floor re Joe since I can't see him.

    @Linda. Welcome. Maybe someone here can help since I can't see the form the way you see it. I "think" after you enter your text, you can select "Open ID" and I believe it gives you some choices. Failing that, you can always type your name at the end of the post, so I know it's you. That might be the easiest.