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Bloomberg Live Presser

Posted on 12/21/2005 11:22:25 AM PST by ConservativeMan55

Mayor Bloomberg is having a press conference on the presser right now!


TOPICS: US: New York
KEYWORDS: transitstrike
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1 posted on 12/21/2005 11:22:25 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

About the transit strike! Per Foxnews Alert!


2 posted on 12/21/2005 11:22:42 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Fox is having audio problems. What's he saying?


3 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:11 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Keep those of us cubicle bound informed, pls


4 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:18 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I hope he fires them all!


5 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:19 AM PST by twigs
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To: ConservativeMan55

Wonder if this yutz is going to fire them or something


6 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:30 AM PST by DM1
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thanks for the heads up! :)


7 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Blah Blah Blah Taxi Gouging!

Fire them!!!!!


8 posted on 12/21/2005 11:23:44 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: mewzilla

Guillani wouldn't fool around. He would have already taken care of this.


9 posted on 12/21/2005 11:24:22 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Talking about modifications to traffic plan to improve traffic flow.


10 posted on 12/21/2005 11:24:31 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Hire new people who will actually WORK. That will improve the flow.


11 posted on 12/21/2005 11:25:04 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I agree, though I don't think they'd've tried this if Giuliani were still in office.


12 posted on 12/21/2005 11:25:17 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Bloomy has had a free ride. Now we get to see what he's really made of.


13 posted on 12/21/2005 11:25:48 AM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: ConservativeMan55

so far he's just going over the contigency plan


14 posted on 12/21/2005 11:26:06 AM PST by lpeterboyd (nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: mewzilla

He might have had them rounded up.


15 posted on 12/21/2005 11:26:22 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: twigs
I hope he fires them all!

Mayor Bloomberg has very little control over the MTA, which runs our subways and buses. It's a quasi-public state agency. He can't fire anyone. Governor Pataki appoints more members to the board than Bloomberg.
16 posted on 12/21/2005 11:26:22 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: ConservativeMan55

They are allowing regular traffic on 5th ave

expanding the ferry system

911 and 311 calls up

school attendance up


17 posted on 12/21/2005 11:26:31 AM PST by hoosierboy
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To: conservative in nyc
Bloomie: Illegal, selfish strike hurting the city.

Ummm, Bloomie, that ain't news.

18 posted on 12/21/2005 11:27:06 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55


He should have fired all the transit workers yesterday and the problem would be solved now.


19 posted on 12/21/2005 11:27:16 AM PST by rockabyebaby (I'm not afraid to say out loud what the rest of you are afraid to admit.)
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To: lpeterboyd

This is what liberalism does. It shuts everything down in order to please a select few.


20 posted on 12/21/2005 11:27:24 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I heard a sound bite from him earlier today he said something along the line of "These workers really need to get back to work"

I'm driving down the road yelling at my radio "You're the Flipping mayor ORDER THEM BACK TO WORK OR FIRE THEM!!!"

21 posted on 12/21/2005 11:27:33 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: conservative in nyc

So who has the authority to fire their happy heinies?


22 posted on 12/21/2005 11:27:41 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: conservative in nyc

Can Pataki fire them? Thanks for the info.


23 posted on 12/21/2005 11:28:25 AM PST by twigs
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To: mewzilla

The Mayor.


24 posted on 12/21/2005 11:28:25 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Thanks. Anyone know how many union members have crossed the picket lines?


25 posted on 12/21/2005 11:29:21 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Does anyone have any idea where he is going with all this? Shouldn't he be firing the illegal strikers?


26 posted on 12/21/2005 11:29:46 AM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (XMAS = CHRISTMAS = XMAS = CHRISTMAS = XMAS = CHRISTMAS)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

Bloomberg asked for a restraining order.


27 posted on 12/21/2005 11:30:12 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
Does anyone have any idea where he is going with all this?

I was just wondering about that because I don't think his flapping his gums is going to accomplish much.

28 posted on 12/21/2005 11:30:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55

For each day they are on strike they lost 1 percent of their pay.


29 posted on 12/21/2005 11:30:52 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Restraining order? Restraining them from what, striking? Why doesn't he tell them to get back to work or they're fired?


30 posted on 12/21/2005 11:31:42 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: theDentist
He's saying that the Health system is basically in a crisis.

He's asking for "temporary restraining order against the TWU and for the judge to again order them back to work. Separate from the MTA suit, which is costing them 1 million dollars a day.

sw

31 posted on 12/21/2005 11:31:49 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (Four days left till Holiday)
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To: ConservativeMan55

This is ridiculous! FIRE them. F-I-R-E


32 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:01 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: conservative in nyc

so can't Pataki fire all these clowns???

give 'em til tomorrow to show up for work and if they don't show they don't have a job!
next case...


33 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:12 AM PST by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: conservative in nyc

I was explaining the transit strike to my daughter and mentioned Steve Doocey commenting that cars must have four or more passengers to travel in NYC. Is this true? If so, is it just during the busy Christmas season or all the time?

We rural Alabamians are a bit confused on the subject, but sincerely wish you an end to what sounds like a very maddening situation.


34 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:31 AM PST by Quilla
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To: spectre

thx


35 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:43 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Jail 'Possibility' for NYC Transit Leaders ^
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1544834/posts


36 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:53 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ConservativeMan55

The courts have the power to jail the Local Union Leader.

When he's in court tomorrow he might not be leaving.


37 posted on 12/21/2005 11:33:15 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (DON'T FIRE UNTIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THE CURTAINS THEY ARE WEARING ON THEIR HEADS !)
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To: mewzilla

Napolitano: Restraining order would tell strikers to get back to work or risk jail, etc. The city has to get the restraining order first?


38 posted on 12/21/2005 11:33:29 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55

If the jihadists had a plot planned for NYC this would be a good time to execute it.


39 posted on 12/21/2005 11:34:12 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: ConservativeMan55

The only person who could fire them is Peter Kalikow, the head of the MTA (a semi-autonomous government agency run by neither Pataki nor Bloomberg).


40 posted on 12/21/2005 11:34:14 AM PST by BikerNYC (Modernman should not have been banned.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness
Shouldn't he be firing the illegal strikers?

Oh, it's not as if they were smoking illegally or something important like that. (Actually, maybe someone should tell him they are . . .)

41 posted on 12/21/2005 11:34:53 AM PST by maryz
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To: mewzilla
The MTA can fire them - It's perfectly legal to do so, under the Taylor law. The MTA board members are appointed by Pataki, Bloomberg and suburban county executives. Pataki really controls it at the end of the day. Bloomberg has some say.

Nobody will be fired. It's impractical - how many people do you know that how to drive a subway? And so far, most New Yorkers support the union (52%-40%), according to Survey USA, believe it or not. Unfortunately, this is the reality of living in liberalland - there are many, many pro-union liberals here.
42 posted on 12/21/2005 11:34:55 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: mewzilla
He has to go thru these steps before he can "punish" someone, according to Judge Napalitano.

IOW's they have to be in violation of the Judge's order..first.

sw

43 posted on 12/21/2005 11:35:30 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (Four days left till Holiday)
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To: ConservativeMan55

44 posted on 12/21/2005 11:36:05 AM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (XMAS = CHRISTMAS = XMAS = CHRISTMAS = XMAS = CHRISTMAS)
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To: Quilla

Cars entering Manhattan below 96th Street must have 4 passengers from 5AM-11AM weekdays. You can drive around with fewer passengers if you are already there.

This is a strike-related restriction.


45 posted on 12/21/2005 11:37:25 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: spectre

Huh. Thanks. Color me confused then :) They're already breaking the law, but the city has to wait for a judge to state the obvious? Guess I should've stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night :)


46 posted on 12/21/2005 11:38:05 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: ConservativeMan55
This is ridiculous! FIRE them. F-I-R-E

That is the obvious solution....

Bloomberg seems to prefer the "show weakness" strategy that always works so well when dealing with lawlessness.

47 posted on 12/21/2005 11:39:19 AM PST by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: mewzilla
No, you're not confused..

What's incredible about this strike is the MSM isn't reporting on it as much as I thought they would.

Now, I'm the one confused with that..:(

sw

48 posted on 12/21/2005 11:40:43 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (Four days left till Holiday)
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To: mewzilla

I think the city is filing a separate lawsuit from the MTA, which already has received a restraining order against the union. The city wants the union to pay fines to the city for lost economic damages.


49 posted on 12/21/2005 11:41:40 AM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: spectre
What's incredible about this strike is the MSM isn't reporting on it as much as I thought they would.

Journos belong to unions, don't they?

50 posted on 12/21/2005 11:43:23 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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