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Michael Bloomberg Calls Colorado A "Rural and Roadless" Backwater For Challenging His Gun Control Agenda

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I’ve noticed a bizarre trend this year. Northeast establishment politicians attacking the state of Colorado for its own internal decisions. In many ways this makes sense. Having lived in New York City most of my life, I know full well it is not the liberal haven it claims to be. Rather, over the past decade or so it has become a statist, oligarch-coddling, bankster hideout. My adopted state of Colorado is a libertarian paradise by comparison.

There may be a bit of envy or fear at play here, considering that a so-called “flyover” state has led the nation in the civil rights issue of marijuana legalization. While the coasts love to think of themselves as superior, they continue to foolishly imprison people for puffing on a benign plant. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie  characterized this backwards, ignorant attitude earlier this year perfectly when he foolishly criticized Colorado’s “quality of life,” which is without question amongst the best in the nation. I tore him apart in my piece: How Marijuana Legalization in America is Destroying Mexican Drug Cartel Business.

Moving along to today’s story, the man who puts his foot in his mouth more than pretty much anyone else, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called Colorado “rural” and “roadless” in a recent Rolling Stone article (which has since been pulled, but is supposed to be back up Monday) for the backlash against his gun control agenda from parts of the state.

In case you are unaware of the issue, I covered it last year in the post: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Spends $350,000 in a Failed Attempt to Sway Colorado Politics. It’s not the only time Colorado voters have rejected a Nanny Bloomberg intervention, which is perhaps why he harbors such bitterness toward the state. For example, last November: Colorado Rejects State Tax Increase Supported by Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

As usual, Bloomberg throws a hissy fit when he doesn’t get his way. We learn from FOX31 Denver that:

DENVER — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is popping off about Colorado in a new Rolling Stone interview and Republicans here, who have been blasting Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for taking cues from Bloomberg on the state’s new gun laws, couldn’t be happier about it.


Asked about three Colorado Democrats being forced out of office by a recall movement that arose last summer after the legislature’s passage of laws expanding background checks and banning magazines of more than 15 rounds, legislation Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns lobbied hard for, the former mayor said this:


“The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”


The successful recalls last September occurred in Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city, and Pueblo, its seventh largest.

First of all, Colorado Springs has a population of 430,000. Secondly, I have been to Colorado Springs and it makes most areas of New York City look like a third-world ghetto by comparison. Remember, this guy was considered a Presidential candidate. FOX31 Denver continues:

“Just for the record, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Jefferson County all have roads. I just traveled them,” said Bob Beauprez, Hickenlooper’s GOP challenger. “Michael Bloomberg’s infuriatingly ignorant remarks show how far removed he is from Colorado, and how wrong John Hickenlooper was to let Bloomberg force his radical agenda on Colorado.


“It’s astonishing that Gov. Hickenlooper would discuss important legislation with Mayor Bloomberg, who obviously doesn’t respect or understand the people of our great state, but refused to speak to Colorado sheriffs.  No wonder the governor lied to our state’s sheriffs, instead of admitting that he spoke to Mayor Bloomberg on multiple occasions.”

Now for the quote of the year:

“Not since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacked Colorado’s way of life has an east coaster gotten us so wrong,” said Udall spokesman James Owens. “Christie and Bloomberg should stick to what they know best: traffic jams and tiny sodas.

I would add: Financial theft, Oligarchs and Bailouts.

They hate us for our freedoms.

Except this time, it’s actually true.


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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:51 | 4947409 Temporalist
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Oh yea, Michael Bloomberg.  I loved him in "My Favorite Oligarch".

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:54 | 4947423 Muddy1
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On the one hand Bloomberg's elite, arrogant attitude angers me.  On the other hand, I'm thankful for his attitude because that'll keep more of his comrades from moving here and further ruining this state.



Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:07 | 4947450 DoChenRollingBearing
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I have visitied both states, NY and CO, but not lived there.  Nonetheless I have spent enough time in each to feel confident that my reactions are probably correct (at least for me):

Colorado, + 1!  A nice state, great people, libertarian, pretty 

New York, - 1.  Grimy, and all I want to do is just keep driving through to get out

And, NJ approx. = to NY...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:10 | 4947475 knukles
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Inside every New Yorker is an fucked up person wanting to get out

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:14 | 4947492 t0mmyBerg
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Too true.  But Bloomberg is the worst.  For my money Mike "term limit changing, three term, golly NY just couldnt do without ME as mayor again and again and again" Bloomberg should go fuck himself after removing his own limbs and pouring acid on the wounds.  What a fucking useless piece of shit he is.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947530 BellyBrain
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Colorado is looking more and more like the promised land... Weapons, weed and (fit) women.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:24 | 4947539 SWRichmond
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Fuck him and his "Hero of the NWO" routine.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:26 | 4947556 knukles
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Lemme tell ya sumptin' 'bout New Yak City, having lived and commuted in and outa da fuckin' place for about 15 years.

It's the only place you wash your hands after riding the subway before you take a piss

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4947572 Vampyroteuthis ...
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As a former resident of CO, F*%K YOU BLOOMBERG!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:38 | 4947618 DollarMenu
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Bloomberg is a fucking runt.

Without his money, the little piss would be knocked down on his ass every day in NYC.

I do not understand how real New Yorkers put up with him.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:43 | 4947651 graneros
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Hey Mike, Graneros here. Let me extend a nice warm and cheery Fuck You from Southern Colorado, you POS.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:11 | 4947761 N. B. Forrest
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I just went to the local Colorado Springs traffic cam.  OMG, sure enough they do have roads in Colorado Springs.  Oh Shit they are even paved.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4947813 Liberal
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Why do people need guns? Our police have guns and they are there to protect us all. The DHS has lots and lots of guns and we know they are here to protect us. I mean, they are named the Department of Homeland SECURITY, aren't they?

So how can people not feel safe and protected in this country? Let's just turn in all of our guns and ammo because the government is here to protect us and help us when we need them. Right? Right?? Forget those gang guys and other criminals. I've met a bunch of them when I was working for the Feds and they're nice guys at heart. They and we liberals have a lot in common, actually. We believe everything should be shared if you know what I mean.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:38 | 4947624 Manthong
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Ya’ know, if Colorado had two Senators that represented the state instead of big money and special interests, they would put that arrogant, intrusive schmuck. Bloomberg in his place.

Repeal the 17th Amendment.

and.. how many suits with guns surround him?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:01 | 4947644 Chief Wonder Bread
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Amen. BTW, just wondering, does anybody know if you can make a living as a Hand Model in Colorado? {Maybe holding a joint}

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:36 | 4947847 Dave Thomas
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Hand model now that's funny! I'm not sure about Colorado, but there is a big demand for fluffers in SoCal lol.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4947810 xavi1951
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Excuse me for interrupting, but that is CAPITAL F, CAPITAL U CAPITAL C, CAPITAL K, YOU BLOOMBERG!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:52 | 4948468 cowdiddly
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Hey this is coming from a man who is to stupid to figure out that I can walk into a store in New Yawk and buy 2 -16 oz sodas but I can't buy a 32 oz soda. Planet IDIOT

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4947569 john39
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and all his armed mercenary guards...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:07 | 4947747 angel_of_joy
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Bloomberg, a perfect reason to completely avoid the Republican establisment...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:24 | 4947991 Uncle Sugar
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I thought it was because of guys like McConnell, McCain, Graham, Cochran and Boehner?


Bloomy is a libtard elitist.  Though NYC showed their true colors when the elected the Deblasio (sp?). Run away.



Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:43 | 4948034 Manthong
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"a perfect reason to completely avoid the Republican establishment"

I do not disagree with that sentiment, but it is also a perfect reason to completely avoid the Democrat establishment.


Bloomberg was a Democrat who switched only to snatch the mayor’s office away from the Republican immediately after 9/11.

His was a lifelong Democrat and will always be a Democrat in the most obvious of RINO clothing if he does not officially  jump back to the Jackass Party (not likely during the fallout of Obama).

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:39 | 4947630 Urban Redneck
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If Colorado is such a promised land, why is there a secessionist movement?

just like those other promised lands - the People's Republic of Kalifornia and the People' Republic of Maryland...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:54 | 4947695 graneros
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Colorado is like every other state now a days in that a large metro area imposes it's will on the rest of the state. If the Denver metro area were to suddenly vanish there would not be a tear shed by those who live outside it.

I've been to upstate NY, downstate IL, Northern California and the folks living in those areas are quite different from their fellow citizens in the ratholes of NYC, Chicago, and anywhere else in California.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:12 | 4947767 SemperFudge
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That's not entirely true. The Denver metro area gives Colorado some of the character it has -- there wouldn't be such a move to legalize marijuana without it. But it's a great state and Bloomberg is full of shit, that I think we can agree on.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:11 | 4948344 SWRichmond
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Colorado is like every other state now a days in that a large metro area imposes it's will on the rest of the state.

+1.  The city folks like the food you country folks produce, but hate your independent way of thinking.  We have the very same problem here in old Virginny.  I wonder who has move leverage?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:19 | 4948378 Meat Hammer
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I can only speak for CA but you're absolutely correct.  If you drive 50 miles in any direction from most major cities (maybe 100 miles for San Francisco), it's guns and gold.  

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:05 | 4947945 RafterManFMJ
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Years ago a friend was putting together a crew to head up North and one of the stops was NYC. I declined to go, saying I would meet them at the endpoint weekend party planned in Niagra Falls.

My bud was flummoxed at my disinterest in going to NYC "If you do, you can say you've been there!"

Great reasoning.

I can pretty much say I've been anywhere, if it mattered, and not contribute or be ensnared by that festering pustule known as NYC.

Since then I've been to NYC no fewer than 11 times - as far as you know.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:18 | 4947976 Manthong
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I have been there dozens of times.

It is a great place to spend a Friday evening and a Saturday morning once every decade or so.. like Chicago and San Francisco.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:34 | 4948562 StychoKiller
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Hmm, it's SO EASY to advocate for gun control when ya got a squad of ARMED GOONS protecting yer sorry @zz 24/7/365!  C'mon Mikey set an example:  disarm yer goons first!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:14 | 4947493 Pladizow
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Hey Bloomberg, how many more Jews would be alive today if during WWII they were all armed?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947531 Colonel Klink
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Precisely!  Please limit all gun ownership for those in New York city!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:31 | 4947581 TahoeBilly2012
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Haha, they don't care about your logic...they have a One World Order to commence. One starts to wonder about the holocaust deniers...I just always assumed the 7 million thingy, but now that I see everything else is bullshit, maybe that was too. Just sayin'. These Jews claim to promote democracy and freedom, THAT has all been ONE BIG FUCKING SCAM!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:34 | 4947593 Colonel Klink
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Oh, and strict limits on gun in DC too!  It's for the chillins!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:24 | 4948398 InflammatoryResponse
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don't be a goof,  it is Chirrens



Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:29 | 4947559 FeralSerf
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Probably less in Germany. But maybe more in the FSU because the Wehrmacht probably would have been too busy killing them in Germany to do Barbarossa.

Nowadays, thanks to computers, pre-purchase investigations and registration, the government knows where all the guns of the "law abiding citizens" are. It will be much easier for the SWAT teams to confiscate weapons in the future.

Hey Pladizow, how many more Palestinians would be alive today if they were all armed?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:35 | 4948020 Fedaykinx
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no they don't know where all the guns are.  even granting that they have perfect access to NICS records, that doesn't even tell them how many guns were purchased much less what happened to them after the purchase.


NFA items, yes they know where they all are, for the most part.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:45 | 4948291 FeralSerf
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The NSA probably knows. They even know who was at all the gun shows and whose cars were in the parking lots. Aren't all those cameras protecting us from those nasty tearists great? They can even keep track of our guns.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:38 | 4948430 Fedaykinx
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i dunno about that, but i'll tell you i've never actually bought a gun at a gun show.

i used to have quite a few until my houseboat sank.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:58 | 4948486 goldsansstandard
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On the 3d printer , do like Mr. Yellin, and push control-P

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:33 | 4947589 WTFx10
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Same could be said about the Palestinians during the last sixty years.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:55 | 4947703 Da Yooper
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Hey Bloomberg, how many more Jews would be alive today if during WWII they were all armed?


Just remember one thing

he wants  him & his jew buddies armed




he does not want the rest of us armed

that is his agenda

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:16 | 4948195 TahoeBilly2012
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Right, he wants the Government THEY own armed and their PRIVATE Goldman/JPM NYC security/police units armed, but not rural people in CO. Serious-fucking-ly can you make this shit up?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:16 | 4948364 SWRichmond
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It is inconceivable that any reasonably intelligent person could study history and not understand the genocidal implications of confiscating privately held arms.  Therefore, one can only assume that they, in fact, WANT YOU DEAD.  Any reasonable person would take this personally.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:01 | 4948782 Slave
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It is inconceivable that any reasonably intelligent person could study history and not understand the genocidal implications of confiscating privately held arms.

One of the most well put sentences I've ever read.
Sat, 07/12/2014 - 22:09 | 4951355 ImGumbydmmt
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But alas, Just a tad too long for a bumper sticker, Therefore it will be difficult to contain the attention span of the sheeple to make this excellent point.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4947494 Slave
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Interesting all the CO praise in here. Obviously ahead of the curve on marijuana. But the core of this conversation is about gun control and CO gets a big facepalm for their recent actions on that. CO's libertarianism might be a tad overrated.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:32 | 4947560 LetThemEatRand
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I lived in Denver for 5 years.  Denver is to CO as Austin is to TX, but without the other large cities to offset it.  CO Springs is largely a military town.  Big Air Force academy there, very conservative.  Much of CO outside the urban areas leans libertarian.   The weed push was successful because of the combination of liberals in Denver and Boulder, and libertarians elsewhere.    The gun control push was successful because of the concentration of liberal population in urban areas, mostly Denver, Boulder, and some others.   Like CA, I'm sure a lot of people who live outside of Denver/Boulder would like those cities to break off from the rest of the state.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:39 | 4947622 Slave
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Notice how Denver got their way both times. Doesn't bode well for the future of the state IMO.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:07 | 4947732 LetThemEatRand
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Denver and its surrounding counties have more than 1/2 of the total population of the entire state of CO.  

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:13 | 4947751 Slave
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I'm aware. Essentially what I'm saying is hopefully in the coming decades Denver doesn't turn into another Chicago, totally disconnected from the rest of the state yet imposing its views upon it.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:39 | 4948033 GooseShtepping Moron
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It already has. I've lived in Denver for most of my life and I can assure you it's headed that direction. Governor (and former Mayor of Denver) John Hickenlooper certainly doesn't represent anybody outside the lefty-lib Denver-Boulder axis and the Mexican minority. Colorado has been Californicated.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:17 | 4948369 SWRichmond
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yet imposing its views upon it

...and collecting taxes from it...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:48 | 4947884 TheReplacement
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Hence the efforts of some rural counties to secede.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4947571 NidStyles
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Compared to everywhere else in the country, CO is getting better everyday. Eventually the libertarian presence will be large enough to invoke wide scale change there. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:42 | 4947646 Slave
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I hope you're right. Another place worthy of mention would be Utah. The Mormon church appears to be modernizing. Slow steps in the right direction every year without any steps backwards. Obvious large social conservative hurdles exist. Wyoming appears the same way. Something about the mountain west and libertarianism it would appear...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:39 | 4947856 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes to Wyoming.  Also Montana.

Mucho frio tho....

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:19 | 4947978 RafterManFMJ
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Now, how to find good rural land.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:19 | 4948380 SWRichmond
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:15 | 4947504 Big Corked Boots
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To be fair, they weren't born that way. It's the gummint that fucks them up.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4947507 pods
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That is why so many have left.  Shit is contagious.

Granted, upstate is different than NYC, but the same even upstate nobody seems to have a problem with paying $3-5k a year property tax.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:57 | 4947707 Agent P
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"Inside every New Yorker is an fucked up person wanting to get out"

Man, the guy inside Mike Bloomberg must be really really small. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:57 | 4947711 ugmug
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Hunting gives deer-damaged forests in Indiana state parks a shot at recovery


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:50 | 4947893 post turtle saver
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yep... got more venison and backstrap then I could possibly consume at the annual Brown County state park thinning sessions... too many deer = a bunch of stupid fucking deer eating everything and passing on their stupid genes to the next generation... when you see a deer try to crawl _under_ a 4 ft. fence instead of just gliding over the top of it like normal, it's time to put chlorine in the gene pool...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:20 | 4948381 pods
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Actually most deer will prefer to go under a fence. Even out in the sticks we check crossing points on barbed wire fences looking for fur on the low fence.

I used to watch a whole herd squat to get under a fence while bowhunting. Gun season maybe they go over, but gun season is not really normal behavior for them.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:06 | 4948800 post turtle saver
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very interesting, I didn't know that... most of the Brown County culling was shotgun work so perhaps the behavior I was seeing wasn't normal... never got into bow hunting but probably should have... +1

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:24 | 4949015 pods
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It was in my younger days, now the kids take up that time. Worth the trade off though.

Bowhunting was a different world. I saw more things and learned more about deer and animal behavior by being a fly on the wall (tree) more than anything else.  

I had one young doe look straight up at me and snort, then do the "russian soldier" dance where she would stomp her front hoof and wait for a reaction.  After I won the 15 minute staring contest she went back to feeding.  Cool stuff. Had a chickadee land on a knocked arrow and a red squirrel walk down my arm.  Fun times.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:09 | 4947755 lincolnsteffens
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New York State is more than the New York City Metropolitan region. Get about an hour north and it is just as pretty as any other state. Bloomberg isn't too popular in 70% of the geographic area where people don't live on top of each other and the sun is blocked out by tall buildings.

It is the same in New Jersey. There is lots of beautiful country there too.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:27 | 4947808 BadDog
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Colorado is so nice all of washington is moving there.

Their airport is really something too.  I use to fly out of Stapleton back in the day and it was fine.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:03 | 4947454 sessinpo
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 Muddy1     On the other hand, I'm thankful for his attitude because that'll keep more of his comrades from moving here and further ruining this state.


Yea right. After the leftist ruin one area, they move to another and ruin that one too. They are a cancer that knows no borders or limits

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:25 | 4947547 NotApplicable
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I would say it's the parasitical nature of any statist, regardless of red/blue team affiliation.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:26 | 4947994 WillyGroper
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There's one reason that sawed off lil son-of-a-biscuit eater wants gun control.

They're losing control & he's scared!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:32 | 4948013 ZH Snob
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don't be so sure.  they have their headquarters under the DIA.

mr bloomberg should have a super-sized coke and a smile and STFU.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:02 | 4947442 MeMongo
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Fuck bloomburgh!

Come take em blewme!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:12 | 4947484 DullKnife
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Bloomberg seems to have an anger management issue.

Perhaps as he views himself as having been born too late.

Wishing he had been born a German in Hitler's Germany.

Where he could have been a high official.

And worn every day that cool SS uniform.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:18 | 4947513 Jethro
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I'm sorry tht he was born too late as well.  A name like Bloomberg in Nazi Germany would have given him special attention, but his uniform wouldhave had stripes and a yellow star. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:44 | 4947870 post turtle saver
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he can eat a bag of dicks while CO cracks open a Coors and watches him do it, as far as most in CO are concerned...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:22 | 4948392 drendebe10
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Democraps believe leadership and governing is by  name calling and dividing the country. 

As Charles Ramsey said, "I am the democrat party worst nightmare. A thinking black man."

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:52 | 4947411 CunnyFunt
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Go choke on a bag of cocks, asshole.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:17 | 4947487 Mercury
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Are those sticking straight up out of the bag like a bundle of baguettes?


Or are they mushed up together like a Ziploc full of chicken thighs, labeled with a Sharpie?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:17 | 4947510 knukles
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More like another stalwart Democrat, Tony "Wiener" Zimmerman's dong in the popcorn bag at the movie.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:19 | 4947519 CunnyFunt
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I had in mind something more like a bag of the following, with only a 4 oz. beverage to wash them down.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:27 | 4947561 NotApplicable
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LOL, never expected to read those questions today.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:52 | 4947415 CrimsonAvenger
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You know what's not rural and roadless? Bloomberg's ass, that's what. Very well-traveled in fact.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:55 | 4947424 TheReplacement
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Who here would cry about the irony if someone killed Bloomberg with any weapon that doesn't go bang? 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4947501 Jethro
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Pay per view????  I'd watch it.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:59 | 4947718 Agent P
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You mean like a short sword? 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:32 | 4948415 Uncle Remus
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Low spark of high-heeled boys.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:18 | 4948685 TheReplacement
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Actually, I was thinking large cups of soda.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:56 | 4947426 oklaboy
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money buys you status and position, but not class and intelligence.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:56 | 4947428 pods
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If Bloomberg can get guns banned, we can all be safe.  Like in Chicago.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:56 | 4947430 Notsobadwlad
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I guess I really do not understand all of these billionaires and their evil agendas.

Bloomberg, Buffet, Gates etc.

It must be part of their contracts with Satan.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:05 | 4947459 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, makes you wonder...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947526 knukles
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The selling of souls.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:23 | 4947499 onelight
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Perhaps they don't remember, or read it another way, that old TV commercial for Picante chili hot sauce from 2-3 decades ago, where you have 3-4 cowboys around a fire, trying the Picante and liking it, then being told it's from NYC, at which point they fairly howl, ""New York City?!?!?! ... New York City?!?!?! no way!!! like nothing good can come from there...and in this specific case they would be correct..

Personally I stick with the Constitution as written and recommend that we solve social problems through formation for wise use of liberty (ie. formation for what has worked in history, disdain for what has not) and wise government is there to protect freedom for personal and communal enterprise...preserve the heritage, in other words (including in that formation all who sincerely seek it, regardless of race, creed, etc. and those who don't want it but would live off those who do, well they can be helped to join the b-teams and c-teams located elsewhere in the world), and thereby we can preserve the republic free of its periodic lazy aberrations and strengthened by genuine diversity...if not we will surely lose it..

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:34 | 4947600 data_monkey
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The quote was followed by a cowboy with a deep voice that said, "Get a rope."

Loved that part. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:06 | 4947694 onelight
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Arnold Toynbee's words of 1884 echo down the years, largely summing up our current challenge, following the recent globalization shift, and massive government intervention which is now a fact however anyone feels about it. Toynbee offered a filter for how to manage government's impact; we need such a filter for our times, to preserve both the liberty and responsibility of free citizens, and support where merited for public servants who really are good stewards (it is an honor to serve, if honor is being served).

According to Toynbee, "the essence of the Industrial Revolution" was "the substitution of competition for the medieval regulations which had previously controlled the production and distribution of wealth." Among its components were an "agrarian revolution" that produced "the alienation between farmer and labourer" and in the manufacturing world, the appearance of a "new class of great capitalist employers." "The old relations between masters and men disappeared, and a 'cash nexus' was substituted for the human tie." Summing up his interpretation, Toynbee wrote, "the Wealth of Nations and the steam-engine...destroyed the old world and built a new one." For Toynbee, this coupling seemed self-evident. Steam-powered factories, the Wealth of Nations, competition, the cash-nexus and the rise of pauperism formed part of a single phenomenon.

In response to this bleak scenario, Toynbee proposed a test for when the state should become involved in the regulation of an economic or social sphere of society to even the balance between industry and labor. He proposed the "Radical Creed," which, "as I understand it, is this: We have not abandoned our old belief in liberty, justice, and Self-help, but we say that under certain conditions the people cannot help themselves, and that then they should be helped by the State representing directly the whole people. In giving this State help, we make three conditions: first, the matter must be one of primary social importance; next, it must be proved to be practicable; thirdly, the State interference must not diminish self-reliance. Even if the chance should arise of removing a great social evil, nothing must be done to weaken those habits of individual self-reliance and voluntary association which have built up the greatness of the English people."

..."nothing must be done to weaken those habits of individual self-reliance and voluntary association which have built up the greatness of the [] people." ... well said..

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:19 | 4947517 boattrash
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Absolutely NotSoBad, I long for the day I see his Dirt Nap announced! Another man with means, just trying to destroy...

  When it's announced, I'll be able to fly my flag at the top, right side up for one day, and there will be a loud standing ovation in my home.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:32 | 4947586 NotApplicable
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Their evil agendas are simple to understand when you realize they are paramount to their personal plans of wealth retention. Otherwise, Buffet would still own his silver, and Gates would've told DC to fuck-off when they did their shake-down of his "monopoly" practices.

"Nice business you've got there. It'd be a shame if something were to happen to it."

So, they set up their foundation and lie to themselves that they are using their wealth to accomplish good in the world.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:57 | 4947431 Watts_D_Matter
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Bloombergstein, you are a napoleon complex bully with a lot of cash....I hope you get hit by a super sized big gulp ..Give up your security detail (that carries guns) and then walk the streets of NYC...then lets see what song you will sing...


If I had had an armed detail everywhere I went to, I would feel safe too!  FUCK YOU BLOOMBERG!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:37 | 4948026 RafterManFMJ
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Bloomies detail is just a mental band aide that may protect him against a non-state or non-CIA assassination.

Ever wonder just how Jack Ruby penetrated 6 locked doors in a fully manned police station on full alert and then traversed a room full of cops to shoot dead Mr. Oswald? Ha ha! He just got lucky!*

How effective would Bloomies detail be against a sniper team? An IED? A drone outfitted with a stick of dynamite?

Bloomie exists solely because he serves; and his rhetoric shows you what his masters want and find important.

*buy and read the book Hit List sometime.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:59 | 4947439 Global Hunter
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If the penalty for a public servant deliberately breaking the constitution was hanging you'd soon rid yourself all of these psychopaths.  In the case of Bloomberg if the penalty for being a child molestor was also hanging you'd have your bases covered and you'd have less of these rat faced bastards in your country.

concerned Canadian.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:09 | 4947443 tony wilson
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eyes agrees wid goldstein blloom burger coleradio is a dumps a stinkin pig swill whole full of rednecks .

eye from baton rouge and we mush betters class  peepulls.

for instanse we not allowed to rapes are cattle.

whats you fools dont udderstand is dese jewish citi slickers only wants to help us from slautering each and every udder.

ifs we keeps killin each udders dere be no tax been paid and der fema camps and guiloteen head choppers do nots gets nose action jackson.

der jewish fellas like to do der killin wid kosher neck slit knives  so we must stops killin each udder so der rabbis can kill us is.

as rabbi bloomburger says nose guns mentiiond in der tora so der guns must goes

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:10 | 4947480 Buster Cherry
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Baton Rouge should be capitalized.

Just an FYI

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:23 | 4947538 knukles
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Whadda fug iz diz, sum ah dat common korn shit?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:35 | 4947601 NotApplicable
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Perhaps he's branching out? Which is saying something, as I never know what to expect from his posts.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:02 | 4947445 ThisIsBob
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Michael Bloomberg is very smart, very successful, very rich and very much a horse's ass.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:05 | 4947452 proLiberty
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Colorado Springs: population 430k. Compare to big, legitimate, speaks with authority, well-respected eastern cities where everyone has the correct opinion of the role of firearms and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Buffalo, NY: 259,384 Rochester, NY: 210, 532 Albany: 97,904 Yea, those cities in Colorado are real hick towns. But why are people fleeing Buffalo, Rochester and Albany, indeed the whole Empire State is losing people who are fleeing to Texas and Colorado where all the knuckle dragging hicks live, and have jobs, and drink sodas as big as they want. And enjoy their RKBA, even concealed. And escape the Empire State's tax grubbers.  Is it my imagination, but do tax grubbing and gun grubbing seem to go together?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:24 | 4947541 knukles
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yes, they go together

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:44 | 4951532 epicurious
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Just coming back to NY after visiting my camp in Colorado.  The sherrfff in my Colorado County was very impressed with a NY license to carry without restriction, but that didn't even allow me as an out of stater to purchase any arms in Colorado. So where is the big problem for NY about Colorado's suppopsed liberal codes?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:03 | 4947453 I woke up
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Still very strong demand for gun ownership, the more Bloomberg and other anti-gunners talk the more people buy


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:08 | 4947952 Slave
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Don't let their footnote fool you, the number of firearms sold is much higher than the amount of NICS checks. For example, people with a concealed carry license are exempt from NICS checks and people purchasing multiple firearms only have a single check done for the entire purchase. A NICS check is only done when a firearm is purchased.  Late 2012 / early 2013 had a spike, and even afterwards, the trend is still very much upward. The number of NICS checks is the single best indicator of firearm sales. Hilarious how the FBI tries to downplay that. Considering the total NICS checks are 192 million, my best guess would be that the total firearms sales would be AT LEAST 250+ million. Take note that is only since 1998. All things considered, there are probably 400 - 500 million functioning firearms in civilian hands.
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:05 | 4947465 i_call_you_my_base
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Somehow bloomberg got both the left and the right to hate him simultaneously for legitimate reasons.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:36 | 4947611 NotApplicable
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Which will be interesting once he tests the waters for a 2016 run.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:07 | 4947468 Buster Cherry
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Well, we have another ornament to hang from the streetlamp.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:09 | 4947469 Bastiat
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". . .  on the other hand we've saved alot of lives."  Oh really?  Arrogant bullshitter.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:08 | 4947470 Who was that ma...
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The only reason New York City has roads is for a place to put the potholes.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:08 | 4947471 DOGGONE
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Test Bloomberg for his intellectual honesty: What is his view of the minimal visibility to the people of real asset price histories? For example:

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:37 | 4947616 NotApplicable
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First one must have intellect to test.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:10 | 4947477 dbTX
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Bloomberg don't know his ass from wild honey.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:11 | 4947478 Danno Anderson
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First the liberal Jews are coming for your guns, then your gold, just like FDR did. Just like the days of old with the Sparticus League, Belshevism and communism.  Seems like the liberal (not conservative) Jewish oligarchy hasn't learned a damn thing in the last one hundred years.  It's all going to end badly again. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:34 | 4947595 FeralSerf
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Are the Rothschilds liberal or conservative Jewish oligarchy? What about Netandyahoo?

It's not that easy to differentiate between them anymore.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:14 | 4947485 Emergency Ward
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The ignorant, in-bred, arrogant and paranoid narrow-minded types who have little knowledge of how "other" people live are found by the millions in NYC.  Many are wealthy.  Some are sophisticated in other ways.  They are not hillbillies.  Their leaders are thuggish Stalinist Nazis like Bloomberg.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:13 | 4947491 Jethro
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Hey Michael Bloomberg.  Go eat a bag of dicks you effete bankster.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:15 | 4947495 alexcojones
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Spent time in Woodstock NY.

Upstate NY is more like Colorado - and Anti-New York - than Big Apple.

Message from "Fly Over" states to District of Criminals and Eastern elites.

Fuck off and Die

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947520 Big Corked Boots
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Correct. From NYC's point of view, flyover country is somewhere past I-287.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:15 | 4947496 Seasmoke
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Why does the Tribe want to get rid of guns so badly. Why ? Why ? Why ???

Bloomberg. Schumer. Feinstein. The list goes on and on and on. I think I know who the real enemy is now. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:26 | 4947805 Dull Care
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They are absolutely the most dangerous enemy to freedom in the US. Not just Bloomberg, Schumer and Feinsten but you've got plenty of other tribal Marxist Leninsts who are diametrically opposed to everything good and decent. They are responsible for promoting feminism and deviancy which has destroyed the family, they are responsible for 'multiculturalism' and 'diversity' that is designed to destroy any semblance of natural culture. They want the socialist state to crush any independent spirit. They want the police state to create a bunch of complaint sheep.


I would love more Jewish politicians if they promoted good things and not sheer madness. Reality is reality and what bothers me are the pseudo-conservatives who can't see what a threat these people are when they get power.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:00 | 4948781 vulcanraven
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THEY know that WE know who the real enemy is now. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4947498 kensuneit
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As long as he keeps up such good work, the people will keep up a resistance to his good work, supporting companies that support lobbyists, etc.  Chicago is a shining example of what he envisions the rest of or cities and states to look like.

For a grim laugh look at this site--

Daily info on Chicagos mayhem activities.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947522 pods
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You know it is bad when they have a Shot-in-the-Ass-O-Meter.


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:16 | 4947505 AccreditedEYE
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Well done story. Bloomberg needs to learn, maybe the hard way, that what's good for Mike Bloomberg isn't necessarily good for the entire United States. He suffers from the same disease that many of our politicians do today in applying their own personal views onto an entirely unique population. We can debate the arrogance of this alone but it's also important to realize, and push against, the few trying to "protect us" from ourselves.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:24 | 4947544 Bastiat
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When you consider DHS bought around 2 BILLION rounds of hollow points, which are banned by the Geneva Convention but can be used domestically and then consider the full court press to disarm the American public it's pretty clear who they are trying to protect . . . and it ain't the population.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:31 | 4947580 Colonel Klink
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Too deadly for war but perfect to use against your own population.  Government, giving more because they care.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:39 | 4947626 NotApplicable
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It's only "your own population" in light of being a slave owner, as we certainly aren't his kind of people.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:21 | 4947511 Kirk2NCC1701
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Don't take the name-calling bait, that merely redirects and deflects the discussion from real, core issues.  Basic Debating 101 stuff.

Rather, make him and his ilk accountable to Fundamental Laws, Rights and Core Issues.  All else is Noise, BS and Bait.  Keep a clear mind, stay focused, remain persistent and relentless -- just like Bloomberg and his visible and invisible 5CE (5th Column) pals have clarity, are focused, persistent and relentless.

And remember... "Democracy is not for the dumb, lazy, uninformed, scared or disorganized.  There are plenty of autocratic systems for those people/sheeple." - Kirk

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:45 | 4947662 NotApplicable
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The only Fundamental Law I recognize is that "other people are NOT your property." Anything less, regardless of the label, is but being held hostage at gunpoint by sociopathic criminals. Which can never lead to anything beneficial to society.

If one feels the need to compel others to act to their liking out of fear of them, then I pity them for their lack of humanity. Compulsion breeds the humanity out of the humans, as there can be no true justice in such a state.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:18 | 4947512's picture

If it weren't for King George going too far, things may have gone quite differently in the mid 18th century. What we need ar moar extreme versions of blummy.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4947568 22winmag
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:18 | 4947514 BeetleBailey
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fucking idiot press giving this rich shithead the time of day.....motherfucker

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:18 | 4947515 Colonel Klink
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:19 | 4947516 Temporalist
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It's funny to me that today on Bloomberg's own website there is a lead story about "Deadliest, Rarest Form Of Plague Contracted Near Denver"


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:21 | 4947521 Coletrane
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let's see how little napoleon likes a good ole dose of his own medicine.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:20 | 4947523 NYPoke
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Well, that's funny.  Having grown up in the area, Colorado is the Liberal, Hippie, Movie Star capital of the Midwest.


Bloomberg needs to be locked up.  He is not sane, seriously.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:28 | 4947567 Bastiat
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True of Boulder and Aspen.  Denver is not so bad but still liberal.  The rest of the State is pretty conservative. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:40 | 4947633 NYPoke
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Yes.  Just that the Liberals swing a much bigger stick there than any surrounding states.  They also whine a lot, as would be expected.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:21 | 4947529 Angelo Misterioso
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bloomberg should stick to stroking his tiny soda straw...puny rich man

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:22 | 4947534 HerrDoktor
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1.  Israeli branch of Tribe is not firearm-phobic.

2.  Politically conservative Jews in USSA seem to have learned some lessons out of the last century, and keep and bear arms.

3. to Michael Bloomberg:  "fuck you you fucking fuck".


Fri, 07/11/2014 - 13:27 | 4947537 Dr. Engali
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The bigger problem I'd the fact that these oligarchs have so much 'money' to sling around and influence public policy. That $350,000 he spent trying to affect the outcome of the election was just walking around money to him. He can just keep bribing and attacking the issue until he tires of it. Sure he will lose some battles, but he will win some too. The world would be better off with this smarmy fuck gone.

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