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(Salon)   "Bloomberg is Perot and Romney and Murdoch and the Koch brothers and Soros combined"   (salon.com) divider line 44
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2013-07-17 01:21:29 PM  
Worst. Voltron. Ever.
 
2013-07-17 01:37:58 PM  
Lions and tigers and bears oh my.
 
2013-07-17 01:39:03 PM  
He'shiatler and Mussolini and Chuck E. Cheese.  He's the Goddamn Batman. He's a love, a dreamer, a candle stick maker!
 
2013-07-17 01:51:00 PM  

James!: He'shiatler


Gesundheit.
 
2013-07-17 01:51:37 PM  
So, terrible.
 
2013-07-17 01:54:25 PM  
And Salon is every shiatty writer combined onto one site.
 
2013-07-17 01:54:29 PM  
Hyperbole aside, that editorial author is right - political power, economic power, and social (media) power combined make for dangerously influential people.  Look at Berlusconi(sp): He's pretty much Italy's Bloomberg.
 
2013-07-17 01:57:59 PM  

WTF Indeed: And Salon is every shiatty writer combined onto one site.


Yeah, WTH is with Salon? It used to be decent and actually worth reading. Lately, it seems to have fallen off a cliff into looney-leftism and even the writing quality has gone to shiat.
 
2013-07-17 02:00:14 PM  

Lexx: Hyperbole aside, that editorial author is right - political power, economic power, and social (media) power combined make for dangerously influential people.  Look at Berlusconi(sp): He's pretty much Italy's Bloomberg.


Or very dangerous small groups of people. Zionistas fall into this category.
 
2013-07-17 02:01:17 PM  

Skyrmion: WTF Indeed: And Salon is every shiatty writer combined onto one site.

Yeah, WTH is with Salon? It used to be decent and actually worth reading. Lately, it seems to have fallen off a cliff into looney-leftism and even the writing quality has gone to shiat.


Did either of you bother to read the article? Michael Lind knows his shiat.
 
2013-07-17 02:02:41 PM  
I'm reminded of all the self-righteous New Yorkers I know who fought to change the term limit law to get Bloomberg a third term because he was just a awesome mayor.  All of them hate his guts now.

/term limits is a check on the system idiots
//sits back and waits for someone to quote Jed Bartlett in response
 
2013-07-17 02:09:22 PM  
BY YOUR POWERS COMBINED!

I AM CAPTAIN MONEYBAGS!
 
2013-07-17 02:10:34 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Did either of you bother to read the article? Michael Lind knows his shiat.


No he doesn't. Bloomberg's first national PAC was pro-control and their idea to 'shame' Senators to vote against the legislation was to run ads against democrats in red states that said "This Senator voted against Gun Control" which should could as an in-kind contribution to those incumbents.

He then 'thanked' the two sponsors( Both in conservative states) of the bill with ads thanking them for their willingness to control guns. With 'backers' like those why would they need enemies?
 
2013-07-17 02:10:49 PM  

gingerjet: //sits back and waits for someone to quote Jed Bartlett in response


"Now, I am an educated man, Charlie, but when somebody tries to explain Cricket to me, all I want to do is hit him in the head with a teapot."
 
2013-07-17 02:12:34 PM  
x1000
 
2013-07-17 02:13:11 PM  

gingerjet: I'm reminded of all the self-righteous New Yorkers I know who fought to change the term limit law to get Bloomberg a third term because he was just a awesome mayor.  All of them hate his guts now.

/term limits is a check on the system idiots
//sits back and waits for someone to quote Jed Bartlett in response


I'm not a NY'er, but that was a huge red flag for me. F*ck this fascist, seriously. I never thought I'd be saying this, but Bloomie has actually managed to make Giuliani seem not-so-bad, by comparison.

I really hope the asshat doesn't have any ideas about running for president. The thought of Bloomberg in the oval office should scare Americans just as much as a Tea Party president.
 
2013-07-17 02:13:18 PM  

WTF Indeed: Wendy's Chili: Did either of you bother to read the article? Michael Lind knows his shiat.

No he doesn't. Bloomberg's first national PAC was pro-control and their idea to 'shame' Senators to vote against the legislation was to run ads against democrats in red states that said "This Senator voted against Gun Control" which should could as an in-kind contribution to those incumbents.

He then 'thanked' the two sponsors( Both in conservative states) of the bill with ads thanking them for their willingness to control guns. With 'backers' like those why would they need enemies?


wat
 
2013-07-17 02:17:30 PM  

Wendy's Chili: wat


Bloomberg sucks at politics. He bought the NYC's mayor's office. So unless he can effectively buy it, Bloomberg has zero political power. The Koch Brothers on the other hand have the political smarts and the money to effective politics.
 
2013-07-17 02:21:46 PM  
I love a bipartisan resolution. Now let's lynch his rich ass.
 
2013-07-17 02:22:15 PM  
Wait, they forgot to include a Paul.... Salon, you be slack'n.
 
2013-07-17 02:28:52 PM  

WTF Indeed: Wendy's Chili: wat

Bloomberg sucks at politics. He bought the NYC's mayor's office. So unless he can effectively buy it, Bloomberg has zero political power. The Koch Brothers on the other hand have the political smarts and the money to effective politics.


So he swung and missed on the first pitch. He still has money flying out of his ass and lots of clout with the Beltway press.

Call me a cynic, but since the beginning I've suspected the gun control thing was just to test the waters for future involvement in national politics. It was a fight in which he had nothing to lose, and his response to the bill going down has been to go after Democrats who oppose his plan to give Social Security to Wall Street. He's got his eye on the big prize.
 
2013-07-17 02:28:57 PM  
Perot and Romney and Murdoch and the Koch brothers and Soros combined

So... genuinely well-intentioned but lacking in the ability to convince, morally neutral but absurdly incompetent and way out-of touch with even slightly less rich people, competent and practical but dickish, a set of amoral swinging dicks frequently crossing into outright evil, and morally neutral and kind of a dick but not competent enough to avoid being made a scapegoat for everything by media men from a rival empire?

I... I have no idea what that makes.  Captain Planet, maybe?

//I guess at least Perot gets the monkey in this analogy, seems appropriate.
 
2013-07-17 02:32:31 PM  

Lexx: Hyperbole aside, that editorial author is right - political power, economic power, and social (media) power combined make for dangerously influential people.  Look at Berlusconi(sp): He's pretty much Italy's Bloomberg.


isn't he going to jail?
 
2013-07-17 02:37:31 PM  
Was the headline meant to be an extreme protest against the Oxford comma?
 
2013-07-17 02:38:29 PM  

Wendy's Chili: He's got his eye on the big prize.


Mayor Big Gulp? Please. Hatred of Bloomie is baked into half the country - no way does anyone between Chicago and LA pull the lever for the guy who made soda and gun ownership illegal.

// I heard he published gun owners' names, addresses, work schedules and a roster of family members in the NY Times
// on a Sunday
// in lieu of the crossword
 
2013-07-17 02:40:08 PM  

Wendy's Chili: So he swung and missed on the first pitch. He still has money flying out of his ass and lots of clout with the Beltway press.


He didn't swing and miss on the first pitch, the ball was on a tee and he swung hard that when he missed the ball he let go of the bat, it then flew into his own dugout and knocked out half the team, thus forcing his team for forfeit the game.
 
2013-07-17 02:42:14 PM  
Bloomberg will never be elected president. He's Jewish. This country will elect a black lesbian albino Wiccan transsexual before it ever elects a Jew. Why? Because once you go Jew, nothing else will do. A Jewish president will do such an outlandishly good job that no gentile will ever again have a chance of being elected. Sorry, that's just the way it is.
 
2013-07-17 02:44:16 PM  
Just all their bad qualities.
 
2013-07-17 02:51:25 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Wendy's Chili: He's got his eye on the big prize.

Mayor Big Gulp? Please. Hatred of Bloomie is baked into half the country - no way does anyone between Chicago and LA pull the lever for the guy who made soda and gun ownership illegal.

// I heard he published gun owners' names, addresses, work schedules and a roster of family members in the NY Times
// on a Sunday
// in lieu of the crossword


I know you're just kidding about the last part, because that's one thing he didn't do, and only because the list would have been entirely made up of former and current NYPD.

Imagine if a White mayor in a Southern state had said this:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mayor-bloomberg-stop-and-frisk-d is proportionately-stop-whites-minorities-article-1.1385410

F*ck this guy.
 
2013-07-17 02:57:57 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Wendy's Chili: He's got his eye on the big prize.

Mayor Big Gulp? Please. Hatred of Bloomie is baked into half the country - no way does anyone between Chicago and LA pull the lever for the guy who made soda and gun ownership illegal.


Sorry. By "big prize" I meant privatizing SS, not the presidency.

Although his disdain for poor people and mistreatment of blacks might give him better numbers in the Obesity Belt than you might expect.
 
2013-07-17 03:04:07 PM  
Kept running into him when he was campaigning for a real liberal in PA -- a single payer healthcare hardliner for US Senate.

I'd be scared of a principled, successful businessman politician, too, who was also mayor of the greatest city in the world.
 
2013-07-17 03:06:58 PM  
So what's scarier? A self-financed politician, or a corporate financed politician?

The only way I would ever be comfortable with any politician is if we publicly financed campaigns, and banned all forms of lobbying.
 
2013-07-17 03:12:45 PM  

Skyrmion: WTF Indeed: And Salon is every shiatty writer combined onto one site.

Yeah, WTH is with Salon? It used to be decent and actually worth reading. Lately, it seems to have fallen off a cliff into looney-leftism and even the writing quality has gone to shiat.


They're using a lot more outside stuff as filler now, so half of it's not their full-time staff's writing - it's excerpts from someone's new book, radio station and tv interviews, op-eds from blogs or whatever.  Looks like the HuffPo model.

That said, this is Michael Lind, one of Salon's full-timers.
 
2013-07-17 03:31:40 PM  

Wendy's Chili: Skyrmion: WTF Indeed: And Salon is every shiatty writer combined onto one site.

Yeah, WTH is with Salon? It used to be decent and actually worth reading. Lately, it seems to have fallen off a cliff into looney-leftism and even the writing quality has gone to shiat.

Did either of you bother to read the article? Michael Lind knows his shiat.


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People whose political views differ from mine are considered by me to be less than intelligent.
 
2013-07-17 03:32:36 PM  

BitwiseShift: Kept running into him when he was campaigning for a real liberal in PA -- a single payer healthcare hardliner for US Senate.

I'd be scared of a principled, successful businessman politician, too, who was also mayor of the greatest city in the world.


Bwahahaha. He's gonna leave NYC over $110 BILLION in debt, Link.
 
2013-07-17 03:55:37 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: BitwiseShift: Kept running into him when he was campaigning for a real liberal in PA -- a single payer healthcare hardliner for US Senate.

I'd be scared of a principled, successful businessman politician, too, who was also mayor of the greatest city in the world.

Bwahahaha. He's gonna leave NYC over $110 BILLION in debt, Link.


Minor nit: rather than giving the total current debt for NYC as if he were responsible for all of it, you could just point out that he doubled NYC's debt over the past decade. More accurate and honest, and still makes just as strong a point about Bloomberg's inability to come even close to balancing the budget.

/would love to see how much of that debt was racked up from 2008-2014 when revenues tanked for everyone
 
2013-07-17 04:18:55 PM  
People still trying to figure out how to say Authoritarian?
 
2013-07-17 04:30:26 PM  

bdub77: Worst. Voltron. Ever.


I'll form the head.
 
2013-07-17 04:31:59 PM  

Mithiwithi: Bwahahaha. He's gonna leave NYC over $110 BILLION in debt, Link.

Minor nit: rather than giving the total current debt for NYC as if he were responsible for all of it, you could just point out that he doubled NYC's debt over the past decade. More accurate and honest, and still makes just as strong a point about Bloomberg's inability to come even close to balancing the budget.


Texans are much more generous. Although we kept George W. Bush for a decade before we shared him with the rest of the country for almost another decade, we did share him.

Imagine those poor Texans who figured one more day of Bush was an eternity of suffering and that began the first day he was in office.
 
2013-07-17 04:42:33 PM  

Wendy's Chili: WTF Indeed: Wendy's Chili: wat

Bloomberg sucks at politics. He bought the NYC's mayor's office. So unless he can effectively buy it, Bloomberg has zero political power. The Koch Brothers on the other hand have the political smarts and the money to effective politics.

So he swung and missed on the first pitch. He still has money flying out of his ass and lots of clout with the Beltway press.

Call me a cynic, but since the beginning I've suspected the gun control thing was just to test the waters for future involvement in national politics. It was a fight in which he had nothing to lose, and his response to the bill going down has been to go after Democrats who oppose his plan to give Social Security to Wall Street. He's got his eye on the big prize.


The last Presidential campaign served up a lot of effective tactics and strategies about how to take down a wealthy candidate.  I'm sure you'll see those tactics and strategies again, in many different guises.
 
2013-07-17 05:39:29 PM  

bdub77: Worst. Voltron. Ever.


But GREAT Human Centipede!
 
2013-07-17 08:02:48 PM  
Yeah, Perot predicted NAFTA being terrible and that outsourcing shiat to China would backfire. What an idiot.
 
2013-07-17 09:10:59 PM  

WTF Indeed: Bloomberg sucks at politics.


Yet he's managed to govern what has historically been held to be ungovernable.
 
2013-07-18 02:22:55 AM  
The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Nannyism by Michael Bloomberg.
/Clinton-Bloomberg in '16? "Bob" help us...
 
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