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Bloomberg : Debates a Waste of Time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Go ahead! Throw your vote away!!!

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    From the official US Senate biography on Roosevelt (where as VP he served as president of the Senate).
    "There were also financial reasons for Roosevelt's reluctance to run (for VP). He was, by his own standards, a man of "very moderate means." The vice president was expected to carry on an active social life in Washington, which required "the expenditure of a good deal of money for entertaining and the like." Roosevelt could certainly not entertain on a scale comparable to that of Levi Morton and Garret Hobart, the two most recent Republican vice presidents. Still, if the office held opportunities to do valuable work, Roosevelt would have tolerated the financial problems."

    Edmund Morris also wrote about his lack of financial restraint. He had burned through a lot of his family inheritance (a total less than $200,000) by the time he was nominated for vice-president.

    Sorry for the history lesson.
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Hmm. I back the GOP and am still proud to admit it, but I gotta wonder what a Bloomberg ticket would do. I'd consider a Bloomberg vote under the right circumstances. Beats what Jim "Benedict Arnold" Jeffords did to the GOP.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    What's fascinating to me is that Thompson, Bloomberg and Rudy have ALL appeared on Law & Order. Can the Dems match them with Elizabeth Olivet or Jack McCoy?
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Who wouldn't?

    Wait.. sorry, You said 'to run'
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not to mention how many times Rudy's ex-wife has appeared on L&O as a judge.
  7. But it was Rudy who appointed Dianne Weist as interim DA.
    Strike 250.
    Also, Bloomberg changed his registration from R to I today.
    I don't like this at all.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Make no mistake, I could envision voting for Mike in a 3-way . . . if we're faced with Hill, and/or
    the GOP's fascist of the month . . . and that's EXACTLY what he's counting on.
  9. Gee.
    Hillary. Mike and Rudy.
    Three New Yorkers. A woman, a Jew, and a thrice-divorced Catholic.
    Heads across South Carolina are exploding as we speak.
  10. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    At least two of which are actual New Yorkers, and the other which moved to the state for political expediency.
  11. Big Chee

    Big Chee Active Member

    Are you implying that a weekend away from the city makes him absentee mayor?

    he's far from it.

    one thing I like about Mike is he prioritizes fiscal responsibility, something his predecessor was short on to the point that the previous administration head PR man had to respond to Bloombergs recent criticisms of how they operated.

    Mike is actually more beloved in this city than the previous mayor because he has vision and doesn't run away from an exchange of dialogue with groups that may not be on the same page as him, an attractive quality the current administration is short on but required in this day and age.
  12. Ashy Larry

    Ashy Larry Active Member

    Only 1 New Yorker......Bloomberg's a Boston boy.

    And Fenian...thats a great line...."A woman, a Jew, and a thrice-divorced Catholic."
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