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.
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.
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