…speaking of which: keep both of yours where the rest of us can see them while you’re in the middle of converting an atrocity into a political opportunity. Or at least wash your hands afterward, Bloomberg. It’s… unhygienic, the way you’re carrying on right now.
PS: Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama need to tell you a goram thing about what they’re going to “do about” guns, Bloomberg. Mostly because nobody appointed you to be the country’s hall monitor.
(Via Jammie Wearing Fool) Which is a polite way of saying “New York cops allegedly loading Zuccotti Park up with real homeless.”
…while officers may be in a no-win situation, at the mercy of orders carried on shifting political winds and locked into conflict with a so-far almost entirely non-violent protest movement eager to frame the force as a symbol of the oppressive system they’re fighting, the NYPD seems to have crossed a line in recent days, as the park has taken on a darker tone with unsteady and unstable types suddenly seeming to emerge from the woodwork. Two different drunks I spoke with last week told me they’d been encouraged to “take it to Zuccotti” by officers who’d found them drinking in other parks, and members of the community affairs working group related several similar stories they’d heard while talking with intoxicated or aggressive new arrivals.
Read, as they say, the whole thing. And after you do, we’ll discuss. Continue reading NYPD utilizing #OWS for indigent relief efforts?
…the trains ran on time:
Two days after slamming the tri-state, millions of people affected by a post-Christmas blizzard continue to dig out from a storm that shut down area airports, crippled commuter train and subway service and stranded thousands traveling during the holiday weekend.
The sixth largest snowstorm in the history of New York City dumped two feet of snow and left many, especially those living in the outer boroughs and small suburban side streets, feeling trapped or ignored as city resources went to dig out Manhattan.
“I’m furious at Mayor Bloomberg, he’s a rich man, so he doesn’t care about the little people,” said New Enrico’s Car Service livery driver Julio Carpio, speaking in Spanish. “I have to work, why aren’t people out there plowing? Why does the mayor always go on TV the night before to say, ‘We’re all set with a fleet of salt trucks,’? and then you never see a single truck. They always abandon Queens.”
That’s because Queens doesn’t have anything that interests Bloomberg. If he could be just mayor of Manhattan he would be, and be quite cheerful about it, too. Rudy, on the other hand… now there was a guy who could appreciate Brooklyn. Hell, I even think that he kind of liked Staten Island, and that takes skill.
So Rep. Anthony Weiner of NY – who is understandably upset that the Democrats were not able to take advantage of Mayor Bloomberg’s revealed weakness in yesterday’s election – made a somewhat passive-aggressive suggestion that the administration spent too much time on Jon Corzine and pretty much no time at all on Bill Thompson. Such things are inevitable in the aftermath of a lost election, particularly when it’s actually the aftermath of lost elections. The double hammer-blow of losing both Virginia and New Jersey’s governors’ seats is going to make a number of Democrats say some unfortunate things for a while. A prudent or experienced administration will let those things slide.
Fortunately for the GOP, the current one is neither.
“Maybe Anthony Weiner should have manned-up and run against Michael Bloomberg,” shot back a White House official, who attributed the night’s results across the board to anti-incumbent fervor.
…which apparently was not enough to actually eliminate the incumbent in NYC*, but never mind that right now. Anyway, if one is going to trade ‘maybes,’ here’s one: maybe the White House should stop letting people willing to act and talk like a thirteen-year-old speak for it? Even if it’s off the record.
PS: See also Hot Air and JammieWearingFool.
*Including NYC’s – which I wasn’t, until this came up – there were five major races yesterday. Two had incumbents. One won, one lost.
Crossposted to RedState.