Or at least the person who set the table hates you.
Serious attempts to avoid profanity after the fold. (more…)
Alternative title: Chuck Schumer auditions for Senate Minority Leader.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control ads, labeling them ineffective.
“Frankly, I don’t think Bloomberg’s ads are effective,” Schumer told TIME Magazine in a report posted Thursday. “The Mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective.
Before you watch the video below, I invite you to first get a glass of something nice – why not? It’s Friday afternoon; the sun is over the yardarm somewhere - so that you may properly enjoy this next bit from Jake Tapper. He’s reporting on the strange inability of Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg to publicly understand the difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic weapon:
But it might help the advocates of gun control if – in their advocacy for stricter measures – they seemed more familiar with what, exactly, they’re trying to ban. – Jake Tapper, CNN.
The funny part is? Jake’s not even a conservative. For all I know, he’s an advocate for more gun control. It’s just that he’s just not an idiot.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Yes, Mike Bloomberg actually made gun sound effects with his mouth. This is, sadly, not the most puerile thing that a gun control advocate has ever done.
…I say ‘alas’ because I wanted the judge to present his judgement by taking out a extra large Coke, drinking the whole thing down in one shot while staring at Nanny Bloomberg – and then burp ferociously in the mayor’s face.
OK, that wasn’t going to happen. It probably shouldn’t have happened. It’s highly immature of me to want it to happen.
PS: If you are advising a GOP candidate or politician, make damned sure that he or she gets on camera taking a swig from a Big Gulp, makes a toast in the general direction of NYC, and cheerfully declaims “Stay thirsty, my friends.” STAT.
Well, this is going to be an interesting election.
Mayor Bloomberg was booed yesterday as he walked in the annual St. Patrick’s Parade in the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways.
The jeers grew so loud toward the end of the Queens parade that mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared to break away from the mayor to march separately.
Smart woman. I don’t know how much that’s going to help her – or hurt her, come to think of it – but personally I wouldn’t want to be in the same parade as that interfering pinch-faced killjoy, either.
It set out to write a painfully self-torturous article on how Hurricane Sandy reveals class divisions, yadda yadda – and in the process the author wrote this:
Moments later, a white woman leaned down to address his daughter. “Have you eaten in two days?” she asked.
Mr. Ossy surged with outrage. Power was out, yes, and nights were cold for sure, but Mr. Ossy, a taxi driver proud of the long days he works to earn money for his family, was insulted by the suggestion that his daughter was not well cared for.
The New York Times decided to title the article “Helping Hands Also Expose a New York Divide.” I suggest that next time it instead try this headline:
But that’s just me. The Hell, Bloomberg.
This is from yesterday, but it bears noting:
Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.
“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”
When [George] Hess began trying to film the encounter, things got ugly, [Caroline] Stern said.
“We brought out the camera, and that’s when they called backup,” she said. “That’s when eight ninja cops came from out of nowhere.”
Hess was allegedly tackled to the platform floor, and cuffs were slapped on both of them. The initial charge, according to Stern, was disorderly conduct for “impeding the flow of traffic.”
You know, Rudi Giuliani never gave a tinker’s dam if people danced on the subway platforms. But then, Rudi generally left people alone if they weren’t, I don’t know, defecating on police cars or something. Mike Bloomberg has a lot more of a burning need to regulate the City of New York to a fare-thee-well.
Oh, well, maybe the next Mayor will have more sense. Or any, really.
Nanny Bloomberg versus the NYC teachers union. Hard to say who I want to see smacked around more on this one:
The city teachers union yesterday demanded a review of the school system’s hiring practices in a move derided by the Bloomberg administration as a distraction from teacher misconduct.
In the wake of record numbers of arrests of teachers on charges of sexual abuse or misconduct involving students, the city has been lobbying for a law giving the chancellor final say in how misbehaving teachers should be disciplined. That power currently resides with an independent arbitrator.
But rather than support the city’s bid to protect students, the United Federation of Teachers turned the tables and pointed at the city’s hiring practices as a potential area for reform.
Glenn Reynolds, on that fool Mayor Mike Bloomberg – and every fool that supports Bloomberg’s crazy crusade to regulate what people eat, drink, smoke, and generally do.
Let me be clear. These people are not well-meaning do-gooders who have just gone a bit too far. They don’t actually “mean well” at all. They don’t mean well, they mean to be in control. They are power-fetishists, drunk on the joys of bossing the little people around. They are not good people. They are evil. They should be ashamed of themselves, but shame — like taxes — is for the little people.
*Note the verb. I am not saying that Mayor Bloomberg needs a higher dry cleaning bill; merely that Bloomberg having to keep bringing in his suits because people keep glitter-bombing buckets of cherry cola on him might be a somewhat apropos karmic backlash. Far be it from me to incite acts of civil disobedience, though…