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(The New York Times)   Four Democratic senators who helped block a bill that would have strengthened background checks on gun purchasers learn that hell hath no fury like a billionaire mayor of NYC scorned   (nytimes.com) divider line 130
    More: Obvious, Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, background checks, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, gun purchasers, Mark Begich, Heidi Heitkamp, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee  
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2013-06-12 11:02:00 AM
Bloomberg is the gun control sides Ted Nugent?
 
2013-06-12 11:05:29 AM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 11:13:11 AM
Isn't it awesome how ingrained money is to the system that billionaires can basically punish anyone who doesn't agree with them?
 
2013-06-12 11:21:45 AM

Aarontology: Isn't it awesome how ingrained money is to the system that billionaires can basically punish anyone who doesn't agree with them?


He's just writing letters.

Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are. He's a bad mayor and a bad person to be leading any part of the country. He should stick to business.
 
2013-06-12 11:23:06 AM

doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are


I think he's losing his farking mind.
 
2013-06-12 11:27:58 AM

Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.


He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.
 
2013-06-12 11:29:17 AM

doglover: Aarontology: Isn't it awesome how ingrained money is to the system that billionaires can basically punish anyone who doesn't agree with them?

He's just writing letters.

Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are. He's a bad mayor and a bad person to be leading any part of the country. He should stick to business.


I think Nathalie Portman would so have sex with me if we ever met.
 
2013-06-12 11:34:36 AM

doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.


He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.
 
2013-06-12 11:39:09 AM

doglover: Aarontology: Isn't it awesome how ingrained money is to the system that billionaires can basically punish anyone who doesn't agree with them?

He's just writing letters.

Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are. He's a bad mayor and a bad person to be leading any part of the country. He should stick to business.


Bloomberg is a unapologetic plutocrat and the less power he has the better off everyone else will be.
 
2013-06-12 11:47:39 AM
Considering the states those four Democrats represent, being on Bloomberg's shiatlist is a boost to their re-election chances. If they somehow get primaried out and replaced with a sycophantic Bloomberg follower, the Republicans will walk all over them in the general. If they target these four for punishment, it will hurt Democrats overall because the DCC will have to pull resources from other races to bolster them. This is what it looks like when a billionaire throws a temper tantrum. /it's almost like he's really an authoritarian plutocrat who just cars about wealth and power
 
2013-06-12 12:22:05 PM

James!: He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.


Honestly, if he isn't doing all of that stuff, he's just squandering his wealth and should give it to me.
 
2013-06-12 12:26:10 PM
Any single-issue campaigner is a moron.
 
2013-06-12 12:27:52 PM

EatHam: James!: He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.

Honestly, if he isn't doing all of that stuff, he's just squandering his wealth and should give it to me.


There was that time after Bloomberg started ordering the NYPD to ticket people drinking in Central Park, he got cited by the NYPD for doing the same thing at some event, which was kind of amusing.
 
2013-06-12 12:41:32 PM

MichiganFTL: Bloomberg is the gun control sides Ted Nugent?


Nah, Nugent is insane.

/Or more likely just putting on an act for rubes.
 
2013-06-12 12:42:36 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.


Well then, based on your track history of accuracy, he's definitely sane, and probably doing the right thing.
 
2013-06-12 12:46:09 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.


So are the New Yawkers.  They'd change the laws and re-elect him agani if he wants it.
 
2013-06-12 12:46:31 PM
Even if I agree with him on something politically I still find Bloomberg to be a total dick.

Honestly though if anyone other than him had suggested it I'd probably be more like "well that's just the consequences of politics biting one in the ass".
 
2013-06-12 12:46:36 PM
www.nypost.com

"We're ok with this."

images.sodahead.com

"WHAR FREEDOMS WHAR!"
 
2013-06-12 12:46:41 PM
Baucas is retiring he doesn't give a crap what the little wannabe dictator thinks
 
2013-06-12 12:47:57 PM
Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.
 
2013-06-12 12:48:29 PM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Well then, based on your track history of accuracy, he's definitely sane, and probably doing the right thing.



i1123.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-12 12:53:17 PM
So four Democratic Congressman who had to vote their constituents view or risk being handily beaten in the next election by a Republican who thinks science is the work of the devil. Guess what liberals, you can't have your cake of a Democratic Senate and eat it too. Deal with it.
 
2013-06-12 12:54:42 PM
Here in Tulsa we get radio adds for Sen Mark Pryor of Arkansas for some reason on AM radio.

They something like, that big new york libural is runnin' adds in our great state against out guns so vote for me and stick it in the lib's eye.

I'm paraphrasing of course, but not by much.
 
2013-06-12 12:56:27 PM

doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious ludicrous


FTFY
 
2013-06-12 12:56:41 PM

JolobinSmokin: They something like, that big new york libural is runnin' adds in our great state against out guns so vote for me and stick it in the lib's eye.


He's just pandering to retards.
 
2013-06-12 01:03:16 PM
Interesting.

The Republicans are dedicated to putting guns in the hands of everyone with hands, but rather than take on his old party, Emperor Wall Street decides to go after four people who happen to oppose privatization of Social Security.
 
2013-06-12 01:03:17 PM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.


Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).
 
2013-06-12 01:13:08 PM

Aarontology: EatHam: James!: He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.

Honestly, if he isn't doing all of that stuff, he's just squandering his wealth and should give it to me.

There was that time after Bloomberg started ordering the NYPD to ticket people drinking in Central Park, he got cited by the NYPD for doing the same thing at some event, which was kind of amusing.


I thought he banned beer in the park and was later photographed at a conert in the park drinking wine...

He also breaks the noise ordinances and curfews at heliports in the city....

Typical elitist politician IMO

One law for the little people..another for the wealthy.
 
2013-06-12 01:17:52 PM

MichiganFTL: Bloomberg is the gun control sides Ted Nugent?


He makes idle threats?
 
2013-06-12 01:20:24 PM
Making it more likely that some Jesus-loving Teabagger win those elections will definitely lead to stricter gun control laws.
 
2013-06-12 01:21:48 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money)


How the mayor "makes the city look" has very little to do with the reasons NYC is a tourism destination.
 
2013-06-12 01:24:26 PM

James!: doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.

He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.



Wealthy New Yorkers go to the Hamptons for the weekend. Mike Bloomberg flies to Bermuda: http://gawker.com/5524519/mike-bloomberg-will-spend-as-much-time-in-b e rmuda-as-he-wants-kids
 
2013-06-12 01:27:43 PM
So, having Bloomberg sink Begich and make that seat Republican helps how? Ditto all the other races.

Democrats are fools if they hitch their wagon to the authoritarian douchebag Bloomberg.

//Cannot wait for Bloomberg to own the Morse recall.
 
2013-06-12 01:27:52 PM
Bloomberg really seems to be spinning more and more off-kilter with his power grabs. It's like he has an irrational need to assert his authority over... well everything.

He's starting to get a little scary.
 
2013-06-12 01:30:41 PM

doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.


this, this, this, and this.
 
2013-06-12 01:33:13 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.

Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).


I fully agree with you about Bloomberg making NYC a joke to everyone else.  But I have to clear up a little misconception there for you:

New Yorkers, and by that I mean the residents of NYC, do not, nor ever will, care about what non-New Yorkers think about NYC.  If you hold a bad opinion of them, to the New Yorker that is proof that he's better than you are.  That is if you can get the New Yorker to recognize you even exist.  If you had ancestors that at one time had lived in NY, you will be looked on with some pity.  If you have no connection with NYC, you do not matter.

Here's a list of places a New Yorker will "recognize" outside the city:

Westchester (Ok you might matter - do you know my boss?)
'Jersey  (Oh, I'm so sorry...)
"The Island"  (How far out?  You are almost a New Yorker...)
LA  (My cousin tried to get into show business out there)
Florida  (Hey my Uncle's in Boca - saw him last month)

Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.
 
2013-06-12 01:36:25 PM

doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.


also, like how he banned smoking in bars and clubs, but left cigar bars exempt.
 
2013-06-12 01:37:36 PM

MadHatter500: Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.


Here's the visual of your post:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-12 01:37:51 PM

James!: doglover: Dancin_In_Anson: doglover: Honestly, I think Bloomberg is losing power more than they are

I think he's losing his farking mind.

He's not. He just wants control. None of his laws would affect his lifestyle. He bans trans fats for the people who annoy you in New York, but he can fly to Japan in his own private jet for Kobe beef dinners with his mistress any night of the week. He's tough on guns because he can afford to hire cops for security details and the laws specifically exempt them. He'll lock up drug users because they can't afford to do the drugs at his private parties.

It's plutocracy at its most obvious.

He clearly lives an exciting life in your head.


Fair warning: the truth can be stranger than fiction.  HTH.
 
2013-06-12 01:39:30 PM
I've never seen people whine as much as I do on gun threads.
 
2013-06-12 01:39:52 PM

JolobinSmokin: Here in Tulsa we get radio adds for Sen Mark Pryor of Arkansas for some reason on AM radio.

They something like, that big new york libural is runnin' adds in our great state against out guns so vote for me and stick it in the lib's eye.

I'm paraphrasing of course, but not by much.


You wouldn't believe me if I told you how hard it is to keep AM radio waves inside state borders.
 
2013-06-12 01:40:12 PM

MadHatter500: Crotchrocket Slim: Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.

Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).

I fully agree with you about Bloomberg making NYC a joke to everyone else.  But I have to clear up a little misconception there for you:

New Yorkers, and by that I mean the residents of NYC, do not, nor ever will, care about what non-New Yorkers think about NYC.  If you hold a bad opinion of them, to the New Yorker that is proof that he's better than you are.  That is if you can get the New Yorker to recognize you even exist.  If you had ancestors that at one time had lived in NY, you will be looked on with some pity.  If you have no connection with NYC, you do not matter.

Here's a list of places a New Yorker will "recognize" outside the city:

Westchester (Ok you might matter - do you know my boss?)
'Jersey  (Oh, I'm so sorry...)
"The Island"  (How far out?  You are almost a New Yorker...)
LA  (My cousin tried to get into show business out there)
Florida  (Hey my Uncle's in Boca - saw him last month)

Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.


Am I supposed t feel slighted? Cuz I don't.
 
2013-06-12 01:43:43 PM

qorkfiend: Crotchrocket Slim: (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money)

How the mayor "makes the city look" has very little to do with the reasons NYC is a tourism destination.


You're utterly unqualified to make this determination, New Yorker.
 
2013-06-12 01:44:28 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: So, having Bloomberg sink Begich and make that seat Republican helps how?


It brings the trillion dollars in payroll tax receipts one step closer to Bloomberg's pocket.

This isn't about guns. He's playing the long game on entitlements.
 
2013-06-12 01:45:45 PM

MadHatter500: Crotchrocket Slim: Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.

Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).

I fully agree with you about Bloomberg making NYC a joke to everyone else.  But I have to clear up a little misconception there for you:

New Yorkers, and by that I mean the residents of NYC, do not, nor ever will, care about what non-New Yorkers think about NYC.  If you hold a bad opinion of them, to the New Yorker that is proof that he's better than you are.  That is if you can get the New Yorker to recognize you even exist.  If you had ancestors that at one time had lived in NY, you will be looked on with some pity.  If you have no connection with NYC, you do not matter.

Here's a list of places a New Yorker will "recognize" outside the city:

Westchester (Ok you might matter - do you know my boss?)
'Jersey  (Oh, I'm so sorry...)
"The Island"  (How far out?  You are almost a New Yorker...)
LA  (My cousin tried to get into show business out there)
Florida  (Hey my Uncle's in Boca - saw him last month)

Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.


I'm from the Midwest and I've always had an awesome time in NYC.  I've never felt the need to be validated by New Yorkers or whatever you're on about.  I don't know what you're doing, but it's wrong.
 
2013-06-12 01:46:34 PM

babygoat: JolobinSmokin: Here in Tulsa we get radio adds for Sen Mark Pryor of Arkansas for some reason on AM radio.

They something like, that big new york libural is runnin' adds in our great state against out guns so vote for me and stick it in the lib's eye.

I'm paraphrasing of course, but not by much.

You wouldn't believe me if I told you how hard it is to keep AM radio waves inside state borders.


funny haha or funny queer?
 
2013-06-12 01:46:46 PM

MadHatter500: Crotchrocket Slim: Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.

Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).

I fully agree with you about Bloomberg making NYC a joke to everyone else.  But I have to clear up a little misconception there for you:

New Yorkers, and by that I mean the residents of NYC, do not, nor ever will, care about what non-New Yorkers think about NYC.  If you hold a bad opinion of them, to the New Yorker that is proof that he's better than you are.  That is if you can get the New Yorker to recognize you even exist.  If you had ancestors that at one time had lived in NY, you will be looked on with some pity.  If you have no connection with NYC, you do not matter.

Here's a list of places a New Yorker will "recognize" outside the city:

Westchester (Ok you might matter - do you know my boss?)
'Jersey  (Oh, I'm so sorry...)
"The Island"  (How far out?  You are almost a New Yorker...)
LA  (My cousin tried to get into show business out there)
Florida  (Hey my Uncle's in Boca - saw him last month)

Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.


New York = Paris, and not in the sense they both have a sense of developed culture and history (more like despite it). It always seemed to me that NYC could be a nice place to live if it weren't for all the New Yorkers (a stereotypical attitude given more validity by this thread and others like it).
 
2013-06-12 01:46:56 PM

Wendy's Chili: Ow! That was my feelings!: So, having Bloomberg sink Begich and make that seat Republican helps how?

It brings the trillion dollars in payroll tax receipts one step closer to Bloomberg's pocket.

This isn't about guns. He's playing the long game on entitlements.


Hmm, ok, I'll bite. wut?
 
2013-06-12 01:49:47 PM
Great idea Bloomturd, just give those seats to republicans.
 
2013-06-12 01:51:01 PM

babygoat: MadHatter500: Crotchrocket Slim: Dusk-You-n-Me: Punishing Pols For Their Votes Is How Democracy Works

As the article notes, the NRA has been doing this for years.

Like I commented, it just comes off as extra dickish when Bloomberg does it. Dude should be the last person given any sort of power (and New Yorkers really should rethink how he makes NYC look to the anyone who isn't a New Yorker, if you all want to keep cashing in on that sweet, sweet tourist money).

I fully agree with you about Bloomberg making NYC a joke to everyone else.  But I have to clear up a little misconception there for you:

New Yorkers, and by that I mean the residents of NYC, do not, nor ever will, care about what non-New Yorkers think about NYC.  If you hold a bad opinion of them, to the New Yorker that is proof that he's better than you are.  That is if you can get the New Yorker to recognize you even exist.  If you had ancestors that at one time had lived in NY, you will be looked on with some pity.  If you have no connection with NYC, you do not matter.

Here's a list of places a New Yorker will "recognize" outside the city:

Westchester (Ok you might matter - do you know my boss?)
'Jersey  (Oh, I'm so sorry...)
"The Island"  (How far out?  You are almost a New Yorker...)
LA  (My cousin tried to get into show business out there)
Florida  (Hey my Uncle's in Boca - saw him last month)

Any other place you reference, as far as the New Yorker is concerned, it might as well be in the Oort cloud outside the solar system.  They will dismiss you immediately.  Foreigners have a better NYC experience than hicks from the sticks - because "NOT AMERICAN" will hold their attention for a few minutes while they pepper you with questions about random things in your culture.

I'm from the Midwest and I've always had an awesome time in NYC.  I've never felt the need to be validated by New Yorkers or whatever you're on about.  I don't know what you're doing, but it's wrong.


10$ well drinks are always tastier in ny than a 4$ top shelf drink is in nebraska

Fools and their money......
 
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