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June 15, 2006

this is spooky

A lot of ambitious politicians make my skin crawl. Hillary Clinton does. So does Howard Dean. But this guy makes me want to run, screaming "AIEEEEEE!!" at the top of my lungs. The idea of him being President gives me the heebie-jeebies.

Bloomberg is the most dangerous kind of politician--- the super-nanny. HE knows what is best for YOU, and he'll by-gawd force you to live your life HIS WAY by clubbing you into submission with the big stick of government. He scares the livin' crap out of me.

With the city health commissioner, Thomas Frieden, sitting at a front row table, Mr. Bloomberg touted the city's ban on smoking in restaurants and bars and its new diabetes registry, which tracks patients' blood sugar levels.

"Some people may call that too intrusive," Mr. Bloomberg said, mentioning new mandates to improve school nutrition and to encourage New Yorkers to exercise. "I call it dynamic and effective public health."

I call it bullshit.

Mr. Bloomberg said governments should be using the law to mandate behavior when necessary. He said encouraging people to change behaviors through advertising campaigns is important, but is not enough. He quoted Mark Twain, saying, "Thunder is good. Thunder is impressive, but lightning does the work.

Who decides what's "necessary?" YOU, Mr. Bloomberg, in your infinite wisdom? I don't believe that government has any got-dam business micro-managing MY life, especially not when headed by someone who allowed this kind of crap to happen on his watch as mayor of New York City. I ain't real impressed with his ability to handle money.

Of course, I ain't real impressed with his anti-gun beliefs, either.

In the last few months, Mr. Bloomberg has formed a national coalition of mayors to take on illegal guns, sued gun dealers in and outside New York, and outlined his immigration views on several national television networks. Last month, in his commencement address to the Johns Hopkins medical school in Baltimore, Mr. Bloomberg called on graduates to reject partisanship that has tried to cast doubt on evolution and global warming.

Yeah, he's an air-headed global warming crusader, too. I can just imagine how he might "use the law to mandate behavior" in the name of saving the planet For The Children in THAT arena.

His fear of global warming did not stop HIM from flying home on his private jet, but it might prompt him to decide that everybody else SHOULD ride bicycles everywhere they go, and since they don't want to do what is best them, best for the planet and best For The Children, Bloomberg might recommend a LAW to force people to do it.

The guy is a meddling, egotistical buttmunch. I don't believe the American people are stupid enough to ever elect him President, but the American people have surprised me incredible stupidity before. They elected Bill Clinton twice, so they're obviously capable of voting for a meddling, egotistical buttmunch.

I hope not. Especially not this particular meddling buttmunch.

Comments

Have to agree with you on this; Bloomberg is a major buttwad, and I don't understand the mentality of the people who keep him in office.

Posted by: BobG on June 15, 2006 12:15 PM

Pardon me if I borrow from the post before this.
I have for the last 15 years, as a man with no "home country" been thinking of the "socio-psychological significance" of "one man one vote" with no Kwalifikation attached.
A very simple one would be "do you pay taxes?"

Posted by: KeesKennis on June 15, 2006 01:02 PM

Thomas Jefferson recommended that people should own PRIVATE PROPERTY before they were allowed to vote. What a bigoted, chauvistic idea THAT was!!!

That idea went right down the shitter and now government has grown to such bloated, Jabba the Hut size that NOBODY has "private property anymore.

If you think you do, just stop paying property taxes. See who REALLY owns your land. And your home.

It ain't YOU anymore. You just rent what you have from the government.

Posted by: Acidman on June 15, 2006 01:13 PM

"Meddling buttmunch" - HEE HEE - I love it - you definitely have a way with words!

Posted by: Anastasia on June 15, 2006 02:37 PM

I've lost all faith in people's ability to exercise critical thinking skills in their determinations of what is good and right for the country overall. It wouldn't surprise me if this guy does get voted in, thanks to pack mentality and spin.

Ever see the movie, The Demolition Man? I've been getting the feeling that that world surrounding that movie may be exactly where some of these guys are trying to take us. I just wish Canada wasn't so damned cold....

Posted by: BabsRN on June 15, 2006 02:54 PM

I'm on my lunch break at work, so I can't email this to you - but I know you'd have some choice words to say about this bullshit.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/05/AR2006060500838.html

Another movement "for the children".

Posted by: Cythen on June 15, 2006 07:47 PM

Don't be too tough on the American people for electing Bill Clinton twice.

He never got 50% of the popular vote.

When he left office the Republicans controlled the White House and both branches of congress.

Thanks, Bill.

It is a measure of the stupidlty of the liberals that they still think Bill Clinton is a great guy, a popular politician, and an asset to their party.


Posted by: joel Hammer on June 16, 2006 05:37 AM

For those who hate bloomberg, the major reason he got re-elected was that his opponent was a total jerk named Mark Green. He makes Bloomberg look reasonable. He is such a schmuck that I really wonder if even his mother loves him. He is like a second Chuckie Schumer if you can imagine that. I remember that Schumer's first opponent for senate called him a putz and he was right. The same goes for Mark Green and also for Bloomberg.

Posted by: dick on June 16, 2006 02:59 PM
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