Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Despises Civil Rights

     The Mayore Royale of NYC was The Tube this morning, sneering at your right to drink a Big Gulp, light a cigarette and own a gun.  He's proud of it and he (claims) that none of it infringes on any inherent right, not even a smidge.

     As a good Northern girl, I was going to compare him to Lester Maddox, standing in the doorway of his segregated diner with an axe-handle in his hand, but I try to do my homework instead of running with easy stereotypes and  y'know what?  Maddox started out his political career athwart a doorway, yellin' "Never!" but he appears to have grown and changed over the years, becoming more inclusive and appointing African-Americans to executive positions in state government while Governor; at least he gave up drawing lines in the sand and daring the tide to cross. Conversely, Bloomberg's stand becomes ever more extreme, inflexible, dictatorial.

     Sorry, Mayor; you lack the open-mindness, empathy and ability to grow that Governor Maddox had.  Y'might want to chew on that a spell before you open your mouth again

8 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Q: What's the difference between Mickey Bloomberg and a Hyde Park Soap Box Looney?

A: $15 Billion Dollars and Political Power.

Robert Fowler said...

The mad dwarf, wanting it his way and he doesn't care who's rights he tramples.I will never understand why the people of NYC keep re-electing this fool.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Because to them he represents Order and Stability.

Roberta X said...

He makes the gangs run on time?

JohninMd.(HELP!?) said...

"All the Mayor's forces, and all the Mayor's men, won't stop Big Gulps© from flowing again....."

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Bobbi,

Pretty much. "Ihre gro├čen Schluck, Zigaretten und Waffen, bitte?"

billf said...

Bobbi,Lester Maddox was the product of his raising,but as time goes on,people can learn and negative stereotypes can soften.But Bloomberg has the benefit of enlightenment,where he belives that he has been chosen to tell us what is best,and that never changes-it's his destiny to save us all.
Billf

docjim505 said...

Insert C.S Lewis quote about "benevolent" tyrants here...

A thankfully small handful of people go through life learning NOT that they aren't smart enough to run everybody else's, but that they ARE (or so they think). Bloomers fits into the latter category: apparently, being a successful tycoon has given him the idea that he's a such a genius that he can make decisions for other people about what they can eat, drink, and have in their nightstand drawer.

Borrowing from Robert Fowler above, I don't understand why the people of NYC haven't run this sawsed-off little wannabe tinpot right out of town on a rail. Our noble ancestors would have tarred and feathered him.