Skip to comments.Bloomberg becomes a laughingstock
Posted on 07/30/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT by marktwain
Chiding New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could get to be a real cottage industry, if the guy keeps cramming his feet down his throat.
In the wake of the shooting tragedy in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 dead and 58 wounded, Bloomberg challenged both President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to take a stand on more gun control laws.
"Soothing words are nice," Bloomberg said of Romney and Obama expressing their regrets about the shooting, "but maybe it's time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they're going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country."
Last I checked, the president of the United States couldn't, with a wave of his hand, bring new gun laws into existence. Passing the Draconian, restrictive gun laws that will probably send Bloomberg into swoons of ecstasy is the job of the Congress, not the president. Bloomberg was talking to the wrong guys.
Presidents only get to sign the laws Congress passes. Somebody needs to send Bloomberg a civics book.
Later, Bloomberg took on a Texas congressman who dared suggest that if more people in that Aurora theater had been armed, then the outcome might have been different. Bloomberg scoffed at the notion, claiming armed citizens would have made the theater more dangerous.
Then came Bloomberg's piece de resistance: Police across the country, he suggested, should go on strike until more gun control laws are passed.
Let's all roll the dice with our sanity and delve deeply into Bloomberg's psyche, and what the man probably thinks are his reasoning powers.
Armed citizens that can defend themselves against gun-toting madmen on shooting sprees create an unsafe environment for everyone.
And a police strike does not create an unsafe environment?
If the cops go on strike, citizens are without police protection. That makes it more imperative, not less, to arm themselves for their own defense.
Bloomberg's "cops should go on strike" is loose cannon talk, coming from the mouth of an elected official who's rich enough to hire bodyguards until the striking police return to work.
So it would be protection for Bloomberg, while the rest of us poor schmoes would have to fend for ourselves. Don't you just love rich elected officials that thumb their noses at common folks?
With his suggestion that cops go on strike, that makes three times in the span of two short weeks that Bloomberg has been hopelessly, utterly wrong.
He suggested that the two men who have absolutely no power to pass gun control laws tell us what they're going to do about gun control. He claimed that armed, law-abiding citizens pose a threat to public safety, and would be of no use in stopping madmen like the one that shot up the Aurora movie theater.
I don't know if that's the case or not. But supporters of right-to-carry laws and Second Amendment rights have brought a curious point to my attention: How come maniacs that go on shooting sprees aiming to kill large numbers of people never, NEVER attack a police station?
Because there are people with guns there, that's why. And they're trained in how to use them.
Armed citizens not trained in how to safely and properly use firearms might pose a problem. But even the much-maligned -- by liberals -- National Rifle Association has always advocated that armed citizens receive training in the use of firearms.
Bloomberg, while on his gun control rant, responded to the fatal shooting of a little boy in New York by saying that we have to get guns off the street.
Heaven spare us from elected officials who want guns, and not the criminals that misuse them, off the streets.
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This out of touch billionaire is who the stupids of N.Y. allowed to circumvent election law and screw them for an additional third term. They deserve his insane ideas.
Hey...where you been pal??
NYC is a real life ideocracy.
Bloomers is a Crony-capitalist, nebbish, poor little rich boy, self hating jew, tiny buttwipe of a man...the only reason he is probably not a fag (the jury is still out) is that he has the greatest aphrodisiac of all time, billions of dollars....he decries the 2nd amendment, but whines about how the enemys first amendment rights to worship are being usurped....even though Islam is NOT a religion but a murder cult.....and dont get me started on salt, transfats, cigarettes and sugar
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His latest is telling hospitals to hide baby formula to force mothers to breast feed. Isn’t there a “no public breast feeding law” in NYC?
His latest is telling hospitals to hide baby formula to force new mothers to breast feed. Isn’t there a “no public breast feeding law” in NYC?
IMHO, Bloomberg may the sickest, most demented, control freak and hater of individual freedom in American politics. If this little, sawed-off, tyrant were running against Obama, I would vote for Obama.
According to Wet Nurse Mike, it is fine for a mother to kill her unborn child, but it is HIS responsibility to make sure that if she chooses not to murder her baby, she be coereced into breastfeeding it.
Bloomberg has an incurable case of little big man disease.
If he is ever re-elected it’d be like the Titanic backing up and hitting the iceberg again.
Not if the citizens are allowed to protect themselves. Neither the mayor nor anyone else gives them that right. It is a natural right of self preservation.
For those of us able and willing to defend themselves, their family and their community, police on strike may be the best solution to the dysfunctional justice system.
I was hoping that his totalitarian stance on Big Soda might bring him down -- hey, whatever works. Now today I hear he's going after banning bottle-feeding infants.
The guys a megalomaniac. Unfortunately, he's a very rich, very powerful megalomaniac.
I believe that the law states babies can have no more than 16 ounces of breastmilk at one feeding. Or, to put it another way, no cups taller than the Mayor.
Let him talk! Let him keep saying stupid stuff. When your enemy is shooting himself, don’t get in his way. We should be encouraging him to keep running his mouth.