The case against Bloomberg

Trevor Noah breaks down why stop and frisk was so bad.

If you can't watch tweet videos here's Trevor on u tube

Trump is coming for social security and Medicare? So is Bloomberg.

A Bloomberg administration would be like Obama's was. There wouldn't be much change from Trump to Bloomberg, but the centrists could live with it because he's just not Trump.

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How Bloomberg uses his money to buy people off

That is not money being wasted. It is money being spent, with deliberation and calculation, by an oligarch to buy political control and end republican self government in USA

I think Bloomberg will kick Bernie's butt. You heard it from me first. In fact he will drop out once his affair becomes known.

With trauma, first you have to stop the bleeding, stabilize the patient. Then you can take care of the broken bone. First we have to get rid of Trump.

People are saying that the most important thing is to remove Trump and then we can start fixing the country. Well guess what? We did this after Bush's tenure and we voted in Barack Obama. And 8 years later here we are with Trump because of what Obama failed to do.

How Bloomberg made poor people lives hell

Bloomberg is a more house-broken and much richer and smarter version of drumpf.

This is how Bloomberg is corrupting the democratic process. He is buying people out.

"It's a big club and...." thank gawd

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The rich buy people who will do their bidding.

Bottom line.

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the DNC is so suicidally devoted to destroying Bernie, they don’t even care how bad they make themselves look while squashing him down. The whole point of Russiagate, we will recall, was to suspend any discussion of the contents of the leaked DNC emails: the plot to derail Bernie in 2016. That part of Russiagate was successful, even though Mueller was a historic flop – We forgot about the 2016 chicanery, as if it never happened. But it did. Now it’s happening again, only with even less competent subterfuge.

Bernie would need to pick a running mate who could kick HRC’s ass in the VP Debates.

Raise your Bye if your watched Trevor's video

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I'll bet it was quite a few.

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@humphrey

Open secrets

Bloomberg has given lots of money to state democratic parties. And you see what happened to Emily's group and Neera after he gave them $$$$. This is wrong on so many levels, but as you see people don't care because they just want Trump gone. No big deal if you get someone just like him.

Moon of Alabama has a great essay on Bloomberg

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

@humphrey

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Just like this.

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Likely narcisistic as well.
All hail the next new wonder. A one tenth of a one percenter tramp.
Oops. I almost typed trump.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick

You could have and it'd fit.

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

LOL

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The internet sleuths will get to the truth about this.

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and am not a particular fan of Trevor Noah, I did watch that video clip, and he did a good job.
Also, Greenwald is all over Bloomberg, isn't he?
Will Bloomberg be able to do what the Kochs couldn't do?

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@on the cusp

to just get over what Bloomberg did to them because of Trump. People died because of it. They went to jail for no reason and many had their lives ruined. Jobs lost. Anyone who says that have either been bought off or just don't understand how bad it was.

The Kochs have done enough damage to the DP already. They funded the Clinton creatures and have been working behind the scenes on some very terrible laws.

Greenwald thinks we should send out an amber alert for Neera. She hasn't been seen on twitter since the news broke on what Bloomberg got her to do.

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

@snoopydawg it’s amazing to me how we are only two small primaries into primary season and people are already willing to roll over for Bloomberg. HE DIDN'T EVEN PARTICIPATE IN THESE TWO PRIMARIES!!! And yet I’m all ready seeing the resignation from some people.

My favorite justification I’m hearing so far isn’t just that he’d be better than Trump but “what about the SCOTUS? We can’t have another Kavanaugh!” Does anyone with a pulse really think Bloomberg would nominate anyone worthwhile for the SC?

Unfuckingbelieveable.

It wasn’t that long ago, the idea of Bloomberg at the top of the Dem ticket would be seen as ridiculous. But people are already trying to justify voting for the fucker. Do people really not see that he’s probably even worse than Trump in many ways? This would be a heads they win/tails we lose for the Republicans. Ffs.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

It's like the primary is over and it's just down to Bernie or Bloomberg and writing off all of the other candidates. That Bloomberg is rising in the polls even though he hasn't had to answer any questions on his policies or been in a debate. This is why money in politics needs to end. The open secrets link shows how much money he has given to most states. Buying off the DNC and then they changed their debate rules shows even more how big a farce this is.

Speaking of Kavanaugh I've seen articles on how Bloomberg's supporting republicans over democrats cost democrats the majority in the senate and whola we got Kavanaugh.

Bloomberg is Trump. Both have money and have no idea how regular people are dealing with this rigged economy. But as people did during Obama's tenure they will overlook the bad things Bloomberg does just because he has a D next to his name even though he has been a republican and has a long history of supporting republicans.

"Bernie's not a democrat!" Neither is Bloomberg you doofuses! The centrists would rather vote for Bloomberg than Bernie. Go figure.

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@snoopydawg Unfuckingbelievable. I have no (more) words.

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This shit is bananas.

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@Dr. John Carpenter

my husband’s is, “Oh thank god! A rich bully to protect us from that other crude rich bully! We’re saved!”

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady

protect them from anything once he gets what he wants?

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

Here is just one of them.

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@humphrey Bloomberg has seen the light now that he is running for President.

So now everything is hunky dory

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images? Please?

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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@Bisbonian

I posted a video and links in both the body of the essay and in my comments. Along with commentary in the body.

The tweets on Emily's list and CAP came from the article I linked above them.

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@snoopydawg
the twitter content and its images and videos? Tired of embedded twitter in what goes under 'essays'. Readers can't click on links anymore?

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@mimi

If you don't like the content feel free to skip the essays.

Do you have anything to say on the content of the essay?

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@snoopydawg @snoopydawg
I like the content of your essay very much and appreciate it, I just feel it is difficult to follow the comments you make in between all the imagergy and videos of the embedded twitter posts. It is the formatting of your essay. And I speak only for myself. I am easily overwhelmed by images and comments in between and therefore easily tired and confused.

Sorry, didn't mean to sound as harsh as I did. It's just me. And I am an outsider here and so Forget about me. Please.

P.S.
I am guilty myself in that regard as well. But for me it is, because I can't write, I am not an author, and don't want to be one, but sometimes I like to point something to the readers here and then do it by showing the videos. Can't tell you how tired I am doing this from Germany.

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'Grotesque Corruption': Emily's List, Center for American Progress Sold Out to Michael Bloomberg (It was “disconcerting” to be asked to remove the chapter “because of how it was going to be perceived by Mayor Bloomberg.”)

And in a headline titled "Bloomberg’s Billions: How the Presidential Candidate Built His Influence" the New York Times exposes the corruption of two faux-progressive DNC-affiliated organizations, Emily's List and the Center for American Progress who sold out their organization's missions in return for millions of Bloomberg's influence buying:

"In the fall of 2018, Emily’s List had a dilemma. With congressional elections approaching and the Supreme Court confirmation battle over Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh underway, the Democratic women’s group was hosting a major fund-raising luncheon in New York. Among the scheduled headline speakers was Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor, who had donated nearly $6 million to Emily’s List over the years."

"Days before the event, Mr. Bloomberg made blunt comments in an interview with The New York Times, expressing skepticism about the #MeToo movement and questioning sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose, the disgraced news anchor. Senior Emily’s List officials seriously debated withdrawing Mr. Bloomberg’s invitation, according to three people familiar with the deliberations, who spoke on the condition of anonymity."

"In the end, the group concluded it could not risk alienating Mr. Bloomberg."

And the Times on the Center for American Progress:

"In interviews with The Times, no one described being threatened or coerced by Mr. Bloomberg or his money. But many said his wealth was an inescapable consideration — a gravitational force powerful enough to make coercion unnecessary."

Related stuff here (too tired to opine myself)

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THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC"

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So I appreciate seeing what is going down there. If it bothered me , I would just skip that essay.
And some of the videos are really good.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

@earthling1 please keep on doing what you’re doing snoop!

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@earthling1 with Twitter but can always see the tweets and the comments to each thread. It's open to all, free.

As to reposting of tweets here, my tendency is to look at the first one, maybe the second, but to skip all the rest as more of the same redundancy.

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Excellent presentation by Trevor Noah. However, he's South African and not AA, and therefore, may not fully appreciate that for decades the Clintons have exploited AA politicians who in turn exploit AA voters. To cite a few instances, Sister Souljah and Ricky Ray Rector (1992), both espousing tough on crime (aka black kids) and welfare reform (further impoverish AAs) in the 1990s -- then they turn around an mouth an apology to a black leader or politician and find a few coins to drop in their charity bucket and their forgiven. Well except in 2008 when Hillary dismissed her black opponent and Bill lost his cool when in response to Hillary, they withdrew their endorsement of HER.

The Clintons and AA leaders/pols kissed and made up after 2009 and were all in with HER for 2016. But a funny had happened. Fewer AAs, concentrated among younger voters, were willing to follow the lead of those AA leaders. Enough in MI that HER lost the caucus to Bernie. (The poison Flint water that HER and Obama ignored for over a year and did nothing about it was part of it.) One among HER many excuses for losing to a nincompoop was the AAs in WI (or did she say MI?) didn't show up and vote for HER (conveniently forgetting that she needed MI, PA, and WI).

So, AA leaders and pols have a lot of experience forgiving white politicians who may be able to do something positive for AA communities or at least for the AA leaders. Bloomberg has the bucks to skip all the sweet nothings promises and put cash in their pockets for services rendered: "Stop and frisk wasn't that bad, and Mike has apologized for it. Now let's all get aboard the Bloom-mobile." I look forward to some AAs coming up with a term to describe these bribed leaders and pols.

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@Marie

"... look forward to some AAs coming up with a term to describe these bribed leaders and pols."

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@Marie

did so after he gave their communities money as this article Janis linked shows.

The Clintons did so much damage to the AA community I can't believe anyone who was affected by them would ever vote democrat again. From welfare reform and the crime bill to the deregulation of the banks, blacks have suffered tremendous damage.

I have been having fun with people who keep posting on Bernie talking up 'dictators and war criminals. I've been posting a this picture of him and war criminal, Hillary.

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Hillary was supportive of every war and military intervention Bill was involved with as well as her vote for the Iraq war. And of course Libya was her baby and she was involved with the Syrian coup attempt and the successful Ukraine coup. It's getting lots of likes and retweets.

Smile

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Is there anywhere else with the same clip?

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

Is that what you mean? Can you access it from the link?

I hope you can find a way to watch it because it's really good.

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@snoopydawg

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

I am presently (as I will continue to be for the better part of this year) in Australia.

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

https://www.thedailybeast.com/daily-show-host-trevor-noah-takes-mike-blo...

This might give you an idea what it's about.

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"It seems to me that the problem is that group party interests, in this case, are placed above the interests of the entire society and the interests of people,"

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@The Liberal Moonbat
the frigging google folks.

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the money were not worth anything. When Germany reached bottom, they had to start over and it started with a "Währungsreform" Currency reform 1948 (West Germany). (this wikipage is an automatic translation of the German language Wikipage and I don't know how bad or good a translation that is).

Basically, if Bloomberg's money can't buy anything anymore, his power would be over, and the 99 percent became powerful.

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“There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt — until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.”

But, yeah, fuck Mike Bloomberg.

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@Situational Lefty

The Republican and Democratic parties, or, to be more exact, the Republican-Democratic party, represent the capitalist class in the class struggle. They are the political wings of the capitalist system and such differences as arise between them relate to spoils and not to principles.
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is deciding to fight on the side of the angels here. Maybe he's better than I thought. I figured they'd give The Daily Show to whoever was acceptable to the Dem "liberal" establishment.

Or maybe he just has a limit, and Bloomberg/Giuliani's "Stop and Frisk" racial profiling program is a little too much for him.

Not too much for the largest Black caucus in Alabama, apparently.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal Trevor in April of last year I think, made it through about 30 seconds of his diatribe about Trump being the liar he is and turned it off. I'm sorry Trevor, but if you are going to scream about the lies Trump tells then perhaps look at the liars you tell us all we need to vote for.

My cynical side says going after Bloomberg and his racism is acceptable to those who write Trevor's paycheck, after all, talking about racism hardly makes a real dent in the power of our owners as long as one does not touch that pesky issue of class and just how interwoven that is with racism. Corporate America has every incentive to portray itself as anti-racist and they've been pandering about that for decades, never mind their real policies and just who they bleed money from and how their media stokes the division, talk about the racism of Repugnants and you'll get big ratings from the neo liberal pink pussy hat crowd. And God knows, the Repugnant racism is low hanging fruit, so easy to go after that while doing nothing to change the policies that help it along.

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@lizzyh7

(at least the racist ones; to my amazement, there's still some Republican voters who don't treat black people like they're lesser--so how do those Republicans manage to stay in their party?)

But I think the point here is that we're not supposed to see Bloomberg as a Republican. Because he saw the light and became an indie and gave money to some Dems as well as enough Republicans to keep the Senate in Republican hands in 2018. And now he's running as a Dem, so we're supposed to see him as a Dem. Just like Dick Painter, the Bush Administration ethics lawyer who ran as a Democrat in 2018. He's a Democrat too.

/smh

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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          Is there any question in anyone's mind?? I am stumped by the thought that any sane person could like the likes of Trump and/or Bloomberg.

Really???

RIP

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