Mayor Statist is back

Oh Bloomberg, he just does not quit does he? No matter how often he fails, no matter how wrong he is, he just keeps writing checks

Bloomberg, bless his heart, seems convinced that the real problem is his marketing, and so he’s sinking $50 million dollars to launch yet another citizen control group, Everytown for Gun Safety.

In his first major political investment since leaving office, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to build a nationwide network aimed at curbing gun violence and battling the National Rifle Association, according to published reports.

Bloomberg told the New York Times that he is planning to spend $50 million this year to establish the grassroots gun control lobbying group, called Everytown for Gun Safety.

The new organization will encompass two other Bloomberg-funded gun control groups – Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – and will first take aim at expanding background checks for gun buyers both at the state and national levels, according to the Times.

Everytown for Gun Safety will borrow from some of the NRA’s field operation tactics to grow influence, targeting mothers and other women that might be swayed on gun issues. The group has already targeted 15 states across the country with varying views on gun control, with the goal of recruiting 1 million new supporters.

Bloomberg’s Achilles heel is that he thinks that a) authoritarianism is the solution for every problem, and b) that throwing more money at the issue is how to make authoritarianism palatable. What he doesn’t seem to be able to grasp despite his considerable business success is that many and perhaps most Americans aren’t driven primarily by money, but by a love of liberty and individual sovereignty.

I would argue that Bloomberg’s weakness is his insatiable thirst for power over the lives of others. He cannot stand to be told no, or to have anyone differ from him. He knows best for you, and damn you if you dare disagree. Bloomberg despises freedom, and individualism because he is a Statist. Therefore he will spend any amount of money, and tell as many lies, and intimidate in any way he can to dictate your choices to you! He is  a dangerous man, never forget that. We must never underestimate his fanatical hunger for power. If given his way, he would dictate what we eat, drink, how we raise our children, and completely strip away any right to self-defense.

Greedy Leftists to ban soda in San Franfreako

There is just no quenching the Neo-Marxist’s thirst for absolute power

Now it’s time for San Francisco to take its turn in the sugary beverage battle.

Supervisor Scott Wiener plans this week to introduce a ballot measure that would set a tax on sugary beverages. The proceeds would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for city youth.

Wiener’s proposal would levy a tax of 24 cents on each can of soda sold in the city, where fast-food restaurants are already prohibited from handing out free toys in kids’ meals high in fat, salt and sugar.

Similar tax measures were defeated last year across the bay in Richmond and in the Los Angeles County town of El Monte, after the beverage industry spent millions of dollars to kill the proposals.

And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s attempt to ban the sale of sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces has been halted by the courts.

Note the part highlighted in red by me. What that should read is the proceeds will be wasted and will line the pockets of fat cat politicians and their flunkies.

Nanny Bloomberg now wants to ban E-cigarettes too

What a control freak.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s crusade to rid the City of all things unhealthy has taken aim at various fattening foods and harmful products like cigarettes and trans fats. He even once tried – and failed – to ban large containers of soda within New York’s five boroughs. 

But Bloomberg’s now gone a step further – not only does hizzonor not want you to smoke cigarettes, he doesn’t want you smoke fake cigarettes, either.  

Recently leaked drafts of three tobacco-related bills that are expected to be introduced into the City Council indicate that Bloomberg’s planning to regulate e-cigs into extinction.

Basically, I would call Bloomberg a fanatic. Some people should never be in a position of power, he is one.

Oh Goody, Bloomberg’s Douchebags to launch bus tour

How many gun grabbing Leftist douchebags can fit on one bus? 

Via Politico:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun violence group is launching a cross-country bus tour this month as the next step in its push for stricter gun control measures.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ bus tour will start June 14 to mark the six-month anniversary of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, taking gun violence survivors, their families and friends and law enforcement officials to 25 states in 100 days, according to a job posting by the group.

The Bloomberg-funded group has purchased airtime to hammer lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who voted against legislation to expand background checks. A $400,000 ad buy this week pummeled Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for her vote against the gun control bill that died in the Senate, quoting a police chief who said she was “making us less safe.”

I wonder if they will make it to Dallas? Maybe I can give them a piece of my mind

 

Former SEAL blasts Bloomberg!

BRILLIANT!

Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso has a special message for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others like him who are pushing for more gun control: “If you really cared about the American people, you’d stand up for more freedom for them, and not more power and status for yourself.”

The 12-year veteran is one of the newest NRA News contributors and has just released a diatribe against politicians who say they stand up for American safety but are quick to sacrifice essential freedom.

“It is unbelievable that politicians like Mayor Bloomberg think that they are experts on personal protection,” Raso says in the video. “Me and the guys I fought with, we didn’t go to war so that some politician could dictate whatever he thinks is best for the American people.”

“What have those guys ever accomplished that gives them any credibility on the subject of personal protection?” he adds later:

Go read the whole thing and check out the video

 

Conservative Hideout’s Useful Idiot of the Month is………

Who else but Nanny Bloomberg?

I guess when it comes to being a nanny, or a useful idiot, Mayor Bloomberg of NYC takes the cake.  After all, the cake is sugary, and might make you fat! You guessed it right, Michael Bloomberg, the man who thinks he should micromanage your life, has won Useful Idiot of the Month!  So, we at the CH 2.0 send our congratulations to Mayor Bloomberg for a well deserved dishonor.  Then again, he wouldn’t think it is dishonor, would he?  Stay tuned for the next nomination thread, coming at the end of April

Also not that Conservative Hideout is one of our Blogs of the Month!

Nanny Bloomberg wants New Yorkers punished for defending themselves

Chris Wysocki lays into Nanny Bloomberg for his draconian gun laws

Mike Bloomberg would prefer if New Yorkers got robbed. Repeatedly. To him, anything is better than protecting yourself with a gun. How do I know this? I mean besides Mayor Mikey’s fanatical devotion to repealing the Second Amendment? Because NYC resident George Bardwil pulled a gun on a would-be robber, and Bloomberg’s Storm Troopers promptly arrested him on an illegal weapons charge.

A Manhattan millionaire faces three years in jail for drawing an unlicensed gun on a burglar inside his home.

George Bardwil, who owns linen company Bardwil Home, was in his E Street apartment when an intruder came into his home in January… Bardwil, 60, threatened the intruder with a loaded .40 cal Sig Sauer. The man fled and Mr. Bardwil called the police.

After showing the cops footage from his home surveillance cameras, they arrested him under suspicions of owning an illegal firearm…

Of course they didn’t arrest the burglar. That would require them to do actual police work. Terrorizing law-abiding citizens in their own homes is much easier. And a lot more fun.

What if this man had followed the law? What if he had been disarmed? What if the burglar had assaulted or killed him? Could he, or his family have sued nanny Bloomberg for forcefully disarming him? I wonder also if it ever occurred to the gun grabbers like Bloomberg that having citizens like this man actually benefits New York? Of course not, they hate individualism and anything that upholds Individualism. They are enemies of liberty and it is  a black mark on the voters of New York that they would have elected a would be tyrant so many times.

 

It IS called freedom

And we should defend that against all its enemies. Martin at What Would the Founders Think uses Nanny Bloomberg as an example of an enemy of liberty

In this particular case, New York State Judge Milton Tingling ruled that the Mayor of New York and the Board of Health had far overstepped their bounds of authority.

The rule would not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it. Such an evisceration has the potential to be more troubling than sugar sweetened drinks.

It is arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city, it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds, and the loopholes inherent in the rule, including but not limited to no limitations on refills, defeat and/or serve to gut the purpose of the rule.

In other words, it’s just plain ludicrous and devoid of rationality.

That it is. If Bloomberg, or any other Statist can ban certain sizes of “sugary drinks”, what is next? Certain size steaks? Certain sized portions of BBQ? Maybe certain pies or cakes? Statists like Bloomberg are fanatical, their thirst for power is never sated. there will always be “something else” to ban, or limit, and of course, it will always be “for our ow good”. Martin knows this as well as I do

Personally, I don’t drink soda, but somehow manage to carry around a few more pounds than is good for me.  I eat more than my body requires.  But that’s my business. Choices have consequences – it’s not the government’s job to make sure that all my choices meet with the approval of a “public servant.” He may have been elected mayor, but he wasn’t elected God.

But never fear, Bloomberg is here to save the estimated (who’s estimate?) 5,000 New Yorkers who die every year because they are too fat. His office wasted no time in announcing via twitter,

We plan to appeal the sugary drinks decision as soon as possible, and we are confident the measure will ultimately be upheld.

and

We believe @nycHealthy has the legal authority and responsibility to tackle causes of the obesity epidemic, which kills 5,000 NYers a year.

Gosh, what was this judge thinking! How dare he stand in the way of this selfless billionaire mayor and the Department of Health!

Folks, freedom is too precious to waste, or cede without a fight. Statists like Bloomberg who want to tell us what to eat, and other Statists who wish to tell us what we can read, watch on TV, say, and when we can display our faith, or what type of gun we can own, or what size magazine, or what kind a car we can have are just as dangerous as Bloomberg. The choice is clear, our liberty, or a Nanny State?

Your Marxist Moron of the Day is

Piers Morgan, who obviously does not grasp the concept of liberty

CNN’s Piers Morgan has become an apologist for the nanny state. He defended Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban on his Monday night show, a ban that was shot down that day by the state supreme court for being “arbitrary and capricious.”

I agree with Mayor Bloomberg,” Morgan asserted. “And what’s the point of being a mayor of a city like New York? He’s been big on gun control, big on smoking – he wants New Yorkers to be fitter and healthier. What is wrong with that?

Piers, if we have to explain it to you, then, well…………

 

Mississippi passes Anti-Bloomberg bill

I usually say that we have enough laws on the books, but, laws like this? Rock on!

Down South, lawmakers in Mississippi have passed a bipartisan so-called “anti-Bloomberg bill.”

The legislation — currently awaiting a signature from Republican Gov. Phil Bryant — prohibits counties, cities, and towns from mandating that nutrition information be posted, restricting the size of food portions, or preventing “consumer incentive items” (like Happy Meal toy, club memberships, products associated with the purchase of food) at restaurants, food establishments, and vending machines.

 

Heart Ache for the Nanny State, Bloomberg’s Soda Ban gets Banned!

Man that has to hurt!

How sweet it is — for New York City restaurants, delis, movie theaters and other establishments selling sugary beverages anyway.

A judge on Monday invalidated New York City’s plan to ban large sugary drinks, one day before the new law was to take effect.

State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling in Manhattan ruled the new regulation was “arbitrary and capricious” and declared it invalid, after the American Beverage Association and other business groups had sued the city challenging the ban.

Bottom line, Tingling ruled, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Board of Health did not have the authority to issue the soda ban.

At a press conference Monday evening, Bloomberg decried the judge’s ruling and vowed to appeal.

Oh yes, the great feeling that comes from seeing a power hungry control freak getting put in his place!

swift-kick-in-the-balls

Yeah, it’s kinda like that!

 

Call it Inevitable: Mayor Douche Nozzle Bans 2 Liter Sodas with Pizza Orders

So how long till the Little Dictator tries to control how many twelve packs of soda his subjects may purchase?

Why do Bloomberg and his Democratic cohorts hate the poor so much?

The New York Post reported the following:

Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop.

Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.

Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.

They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.

Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.

The city Health Department last week began sending brochures to businesses that would be affected by the latest ban, including restaurants, bars and any “food service” establishment subject to letter grades.

And merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new rules.

“It’s not fair. If you’re gonna tell me what to do, it’s no good,” said Steve DiMaggio of Caruso’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. “It’s gonna cost a lot more.”

And consumers, especially families, will soon see how the rules will affect their wallets — forcing them to pay higher unit prices for smaller bottles.

Mayor Nanny thinks he runs Chicago too

Mayor Nanny is throwing his money around to defeat a Chicago Democrat that is not far Left enough to suit him

A Chicagoland special House election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has suddenly become Ground Zero of the national gun control debate, courtesy of anti-gun crusader Mike Bloomberg.

The billionaire New York City mayor’s super PAC is poised to dump at least $2 million into the race, sources told POLITICO — a staggering sum for a single House race that’s meant to thwart a National Rifle Association-aligned Democrat who was cruising along as the frontrunner until a barrage of Bloomberg-financed attack ads hit the airwaves.

Well, clearly Bloomberg is engaging in a war on women

The bulk of Bloomberg’s cash has financed an air war against Debbie Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman and longtime ex-state legislator with an “A” rating from the NRA. The lone white candidate in the Democratic field, she’s hoping that her base of suburban and rural voters in the southern outskirts of the district — who by and large favor gun rights — will be enough to give her the small plurality it will take to win.

Bloomberg is a boil on the ass of America

 

More Bandemonium from Bloomberg

The little wannabe dictator is at it again

Salt, soda, cigarettes, firearms, trans fats, baby formula — next up for suppression by the parody of a totalitarian tyrant who passes for Mayor of NYC: Styrofoam.

Bloomberg plans to use part of his Thursday State of the City address to push for a ban on Styrofoam food packaging. …

“One product that is virtually impossible to recycle and never bio-degrades is Styrofoam … something that we know is environmentally destructive and that may be hazardous to our health, that is costing taxpayers money and that we can easily do without, and is something that should go the way of lead paint,” Bloomberg will say, according to excerpts of the speech obtained by The Associated Press.

He said his administration would work with the City Council to ban Styrofoam food packaging from stores and restaurants.

H’T to Moonbattery, where Dave Blunt adds this

Coming next: a ban on plastic. Or maybe the transistor. Or radial tires. Or the color orange. Who knows?

New Yorkers will now pay more for takeout food that doesn’t stay warm so that Bloomberg can congratulate himself on making their world a little less free. The rest of the country will have to deal with supplying products to its largest city in the face of bizarre restrictions that pile up by the day.

People like Bloomberg are dangerous, Their fanaticism increases with whatever power they are allowed to gain. Pray this ass hat never gets elected to anything after his stint in NYC is over.

 

Bloomberg and his thugs want my guns?

And yours too, and in fact these liberty hating Statists would love to see us all disarmed. But, if we examine the past of the mayors supporting  Comrade Bloomberg’s war on gun rights, we see that they are more than just wannabe Communist dictators, they are, in fact criminals!

Mike Bloomberg is on a mission to take away everyone’s guns. New York City’s billionaire mayor has bankrolled a coalition of municipal chiefs from coast to coast who tirelessly lobby for new laws restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. The irony is that many in his coalition of pedophiles, embezzlers, wife beaters, cheaters and violent thugs are no longer eligible to legally own a gun……

……

Among them are Gary Becker of Racine, Wisc., who was sentenced to three years in jail for felony child enticement and attempted sexual assault of a child. Detroit’s former mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, assaulted a police officer and perjured himself. Sheila Dixon, who hosted Mr. Bloomberg and his MAIG conference in her city of Baltimore, Md., was convicted while in office of perjury and embezzling funds.

Larry Langford of Birmingham, Ala., got 15 years in the big house for a staggering 60 counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. The hypocrisy award goes to the late Frank Melton from Jackson, Miss., who violated his own city’s gun possession ordinances. SAF plans to publicize any time another mayor in the group goes bad. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, a member of MAIG who denies residents all rights to bear arms, has also been under federal investigation for campaign finance fraud.

Not really surprising at all. Statists often assume they are above the law, especially laws they would enforce on others! Nothing but thugs!

Could anyone ever win the Marxist Moron, Daley Douchebag AND Nanny Statist of the Day Awards?

Well, Michael Bloomberg could, and just has. Victory Girls provide the story

You’d think under a crisis like Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg could let up on the food nanny stuff. But oh no. As victims of Sandy starve, Bloomberg is banning food donations from all government-run homeless shelters. Why? Because they can’t verify the salt and fat contents.

Yes, really.

So you see, you might be starving to death. But under Bloomy, at least you won’t get fat! That’s something to be thankful for. Right?

In one of NYC’s darkest hours, with resources stretched thin in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is showing his priorities with a ban on food donations to homeless shelters. No, not because of food contamination, but because the city can’t properly assess salt, fat and fiber in donated food and thereby ensure starving people are getting the optimal levels of nutrition. Can’t have dumpy-looking homeless people on the streets! We knew Bloomberg was a health nut, but maybe he’s just anti-food? Maybe put this one to a vote — it’s hard to imagine what harm fresh soup and bagels (two items that have already been turned away) could do to a hungry person.

Fanaticism is a dangerous thing, especially when you combine it with Little Man Syndrome and a runaway ego

 

Good Grief! Mayor Nanny denies National Guard entrance into Brooklyn, because they have guns

What an absolutely despicable little man

Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned the National Guard away from Brooklyn because they were carrying guns.

NewsBusters reported, via FOX Nation:

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Wait, the littlist Nanny Stater is concerned about a “police state”? That is rich, truly rich.

The next time a Liberal politician tells you how much they care about people……….

Remember how Liberals like Nanny Bloomberg treated the people after Sandy. The Lonely Conservative has the details

Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers remain cold, hungry and in the dark after Hurricane Sandy, but Michael Bloomberg has decided to go ahead with the New York City Marathon. This is unbelievable. They have three massive generators for the media tent, and they will need to divert police to the marathon away from where they are really needed.

The three diesel-powered generators crank out 800 kilowatts — enough to power 400 homes in ravaged areas like Staten Island, the Rockaways and downtown Manhattan.

Since emergency executive orders have been issued, the governor, mayor — or even President Obama — could take the generators for a more important use, explained Pace University law professor Bennett Gershman. …

But plenty in the city wish they had taken such decisive action. After all, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie postponed Halloween for safety reasons, so Gov. Cuomo or Mayor Bloomberg should issue an executive order for lifesaving generators.

“We’re struggling here, and we want the city to know that,” Councilwoman Margaret Chin of Chinatown said yesterday.

She asked the Office of Emergency Management on Tuesday for a generator to run pumps to get water to stranded seniors.

“They’re telling me there are other priorities,” Chin said. (Read More)

The article goes on to note that the manager of a Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn said they will not honor marathon reservations if it means having to throw out those displaced by the storm.

The people running the marathon say that the generators are not owned by the city or the government, so they aren’t diverting resources. But they are using NYPD flatbed trucks which were being used to transport people who were stranded until they were recalled to carry the barricades that line the marathon.

Needless to say, people in Staten Island are outraged.

Molinaro urged New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday to cancel Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The race’s staging area is on Staten Island and Molinaro said it would be “crazy, asinine,” to have the race after what has happened.

“My God. What we have here is terrible, a disaster,” Molinaro said Wednesday. “If they want to race, let them race with themselves. This is no time for a parade. A marathon is a parade. Now is the time to put your shoulder to the wheel. If they want to prepare for something, let them prepare for the election, not a marathon.”

“Do you realize how many police officers you need for a marathon?” he asked. “There are people looting stores on Midland Avenue. There is looting taking place in the homes on the South Shore that were destroyed. That is where we need the police.”

This should not surprise anyone, Statists like Bloomberg care nothing about people. They care about power, and control, and their own benefit, but people? Bloomberg has no regard for people.

 

Obama garners another endorsement from a Statist!

Yes indeed! Mayor Nanny Bloomberg looks up to Obama, well, actually, Bloomberg looks up to almost everyone, even some midgets but, that is another story

Via WaPo:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama Thursday, citing climate change as his primary motivation.

“Our climate is changing,” the mayor writes in an op-ed on Bloomberg View, part of his media empire. “And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be — given this week’s devastation — should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.” Obama, he says “has taken major steps” to deal with climate change.

Now before you chalk this up to one Statist endorsing another read the statement from Bloomberg. He says that “climate change” may or may not be behind the storm that hit New York, that it might be a risk, but all elected leaders should take immediate action. So, we should take action, not even knowing if there is a threat? And if we do not know there is a threat, how can we possibly know what actions to take? Good grief, how do idiots like Bloomberg ever get elected to anything?

 

Bloomberg rants about gun violence, yet……….

 

Cities with some of the most stringent gun restrictions, like DC, Chicago, and YES, Bloomberg’s Big Apple have extremely high crime rates. The Other McCain noted this earlier.

 Mayor Bloomberg’s “national campaign for stricter gun laws” notwithstanding, there were nearly 500 murders and more than 1,400 shooting incidents in New York City last year.

Wow! How is that tough stance on guns working for ya there Bloomberg? Funny how criminals just do not obey laws isn’t it?

According to police statistics, crime rates in New York didn’t change overall in 2011compared to 2012. Overall crime decreased by 0.8 percent through December 18 compared with the same period a year ago. There have been 102,445 felonies so far compared with 102,269 by the same time last year.

Breaking it down further:

  • Murders went down this year. There were 490 homicides in New York through Dec. 18 compared with the 519 killings by last Dec. 19. That’s a 5.9 percent decrease. Borough by borough, Brooklyn’s murders are down, Bronx’s are on the rise, and Manhattan’s are about the same.
  • Slightly up this year: rapes, robberies, and felony assaults. Slightly down: burglaries.
  • Shootings are also slightly up this year, with a 2.8 percent increase. There were 1,465 shooting incidents in NYC this year and 1,425 for this period last year.

Of course, we could also point to nations like Great Britain, Australia, or Japan, with very very tough gun laws and see that their crime rates have jumped up SINCE the bans. Or  we could look at the states with concealed carry laws. Those states have not had increases in violent crime as the gun grabbers predicted. In fact, violent crime drops in those states. But all of that matters not to Nanny Staters like Bloomberg. The real thing they love about gun control, is, the control.