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Bloomberg in Bermuda During Derailment
Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/2/13 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL

Posted on 12/02/2013 9:20:47 AM PST by jimbo123

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Bermuda on Sunday when a train derailed in the Bronx, the most recent time that the mayor has been out of town when a major incident in New York City occurred, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Mr. Bloomberg was golfing in the early morning and did not leave the course until roughly 1 p.m, the person said. Bermuda is one hour ahead of New York time.

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When asked Sunday night by reporters why he wasn’t at the scene, Mr. Bloomberg replied, “What can I do? I’m not a professional firefighter or a police officer. There’s nothing I can do.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nyc

1 posted on 12/02/2013 9:20:47 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
It's good to be King.
2 posted on 12/02/2013 9:23:30 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jimbo123

Bloomberg is correct. Leave it to the professionals, not the camera hungry politicians.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 9:23:52 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jimbo123
Bloomies "phoning it in" now that he's on his way out.

CC

4 posted on 12/02/2013 9:24:55 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I agree. Nothing he could add. He visited the families of injured passengers later.

He’s not running. Of course, the anti-fracking socialist Cuomo ran down there. He’s running again. County Exec of Westchester (Astorino) was also there; he just won reelection (but is considering a run against Cuomo).

De Blasio was not there, but he tweeted about it. Nice of him. Probably researching other ways of taking successful peoples’ money away from them.

De Blasio is the best thing to happen to NJ and Connecticut; they’ll be getting a bunch more high net worth people moving in. Ever wonder why Greenwich, CT is so expensive? Its the first town outside NYC and still easy commute to NYC and it just got more expensive.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 9:31:48 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: Cowboy Bob
--while I don't like to agree with Bloomberg, he's right--it also should apply to presidential visits to 'disasters'--"stay out of the way" is the correct response-- ---
6 posted on 12/02/2013 9:31:49 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: jimbo123

He’s not a doctor, nutritionist, arms expert either but it never stopped him from verbal diarrhea.

He’s in Bermuda every weekend. He doesn’t need any more votes and the victims ended up in the Bronx, not Mahattan.


7 posted on 12/02/2013 9:33:32 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jimbo123

I’m no fan of Bloomberg, but what does it matter where he was? He couldn’t have been any help other than to lend moral support. He probably was in telephone contact, but really what could he have done? Not much............


8 posted on 12/02/2013 9:34:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: rellimpank

The Mayor of NY is NOT the president. I can understand presidents staying away because their security can shut down an entire state. And it is traditional for the Mayor of NY to show up at major disasters.


9 posted on 12/02/2013 9:35:33 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Why so naïve about Bloomberg’s statement? He was caught - yet again - in Bermuda on the golf course. He’s covering his dwarfish ass.


10 posted on 12/02/2013 9:38:14 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein; Cowboy Bob; dan on the right; Red Badger
He’s not a doctor, nutritionist, arms expert either but it never stopped him from verbal diarrhea.

Exactly!!!

Remember how fast he was to get to the west side of Manhattan after Capt. Sullenberger landed his plane in the Hudson? He was there before the passengers came ashore hogging the cameras at every turn.

11 posted on 12/02/2013 9:48:58 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: jimbo123

“What Can I Do”?This From The”Nanny-Mayor”Of ALL TIME??????


12 posted on 12/02/2013 9:49:12 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Red Badger

Yes, but he’s always trying to help where he’s not helpful…...


13 posted on 12/02/2013 9:50:29 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: JohnG45

I will use every opportunity to criticize this opportunist. He’s helped destroy our democratic system through his money, influence and corruption. He’s as dangerous as Soros.


14 posted on 12/02/2013 9:55:05 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jimbo123

Hizzhonor is a professional at nothing, except avoiding the job of real governance and meddling in everyone’s Constitutionally protected choices. I don’t think Mr. Mayor is going to enjoy Judgment Day, the one legal venue in which he will be judged with perfection.


15 posted on 12/02/2013 10:33:52 AM PST by patriotsblood
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To: jimbo123
I have no brief for Bloomberg, but I agree that the job of an executive is to make sure that his professionals are doing their jobs, not try to do their jobs for them. He should stay out of sight while the pros are handling the situation.
16 posted on 12/02/2013 11:35:44 AM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: jimbo123

Well the voters from New York are going from bad to worse with their moronic choice for the next mayor.

YOU ALL DESERVE WHATEVER YOU GET WITH NO PITY SO DON’T WHINE ABOUT YOUR SELECTION.


17 posted on 12/02/2013 12:20:23 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: jimbo123

This is mostly self-serving deflection of criticism. He made sure he was visible around September 11th, 2001. He would have been in Bermuda pretty much every weekend, so just bad luck if something major happens on a weekend.


18 posted on 12/02/2013 1:31:11 PM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: jimbo123

They are now saying the train was going 82mph when it crashed. Computer hack?


19 posted on 12/02/2013 1:33:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: chiefqc
He wasn't my selection! Neither of these losers was, but I am stuck with the consequences of my LIV neighbors.

Where is Sharknado when you need it? Any chance they could rain on Bloombutt's mansion in da Bahamas?

20 posted on 12/02/2013 2:41:50 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Red Badger
He could have mandated a 10mph speed limit for all trains.
21 posted on 12/05/2013 9:59:55 PM PST by tdscpa
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