Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents

NYCHAThe American Welfare Drones: give me my Free Cheese and attach no stipulations or responsibilities thereto.

From CBSNewYork.com:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday.

The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it would be done to make the projects safer.

“Five percent of our population lives in NYCHA housing, 20 percent of the crime is in NYCHA housing – numbers like that. And we’ve just got to find some way to keep bringing crime down there. And we have a whole group of police officers assigned to NYCHA housing,” Bloomberg said. “The people that live there, most of them, want more police protection. They want more people. If you have strangers walking in the halls of your apartment building, don’t you want somebody to stop and say, ‘Who are you, why are you here?’”

But residents who live within the confines of NYCHA buildings said the mayor’s fingerprinting idea goes too far.

“That’s like invading someone’s privacy or something. Why you want to fingerprint somebody? It is bad enough you get arrested, you get finger printed, so why you want to fingerprint us? Now Bloomberg needs to get a job. Get out of here already. He’s done. Bloomberg is done,” Chelsea Houses resident Nino Alayon said.

Again, provide us with more Free Cheese and assure us there are no concomitant responsibilities, say the AWDs.  That there should be some kind of obligation attached to goods, services, housing and support provided by American Taxpayer money — heresy, they say!

Bloomberg then focuses more tightly:

“What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in, since there’s an allegation that some of the apartments aren’t occupied by the people who originally have the lease,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show.

This is one time when I completely agree with Mayor Bloomberg, and go him one better: not only should prospective tenants be fingerprinted, they should also be drug tested; failure would result in a removal from housing opportunities.

Simple.

BZ

 

 

The true arrogance of Leftists finally emerges publicly: government knows better than YOU

Government ArroganceFrom the WashingtonTimes.com:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.

And there you have it.  Leftists in government are inherently smarter than you, more highly educated than you, prettier, dress finer, and are more than willing to impose their feelings and emotions upon you simply “for your own good” — no matter prior laws, no matter such niggling little things like the US Constitution or that quite troublesome Bill of Rights.

Yes, frankly, Leftists are simply better than you, me, all of us.  So they’ll simply do what they will with the Proles, the Serfs, the Groundlings, because we are too stupid to be “allowed” to run our own lives.

The only thing Leftists want from us?  Money.  Fork over the cash and shut the fuck up.

BZ

 

 

NY Mayor Bloomberg: “telecommuting is dumb”

Telecommuting CatAnd for once, I have to agree with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Telecommuting IS “dumb.”  Working from home, for a larger corporation or governmental agency IS dumb.

Because here is what you forfeit over someone else: presence.  And immediacy.

If you’re nothing but a governmental drone and couldn’t care less about promotions or better working conditions or advanced pay — yes — stay the hell at home.

Those persons interested in promoting and advancement make themselves known to their ranking individuals and make plans for ascending the corporate or public sector platform.  They present an immediacy and a presence that otherwise cannot be provided by anything less.

Start thinking like a Manager if you want to promote.  Start thinking like an Upper Manager if you want to promote.  Start thinking like a CEO if that’s where you wish to be.

Because, in an upper position, what would you rather do: promote an individual who thinks like you and has chosen a similar career path — or choose someone who will be at odds with you from the moment they step into their office?

I think we all know the answer to that question.  it doesn’t require a brain scientist or a rocket surgeon to discern.

Which is why: telecommuting is dumb for those with ambition; it is, however, perfectly in keeping with those who have no ambition whatsoever.

BZ

P.S.
Oddly enough, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer agrees with Bloomberg.  She recently presented a memo that “working from home” is UNproductive.  And because, YES, it IS all about presence and immediacy.

The only working from home Yahoo employees will be doing is looking for another job.

The company’s remote employees have until June to take a shower and come into the office, according to a company-wide mandate put out by Marissa Mayer, the Business Insider reports.

If they don’t like it, they are encouraged to leave, according to reports.

I completely concur.  Because either you are an automaton, a drone, or you are an actual human being.

The remote workers simply aren’t productive enough for Mayer’s liking, according to an anonymous insider, who added that the company itself is bloated with too much infrastructure and too many workers whose duties are unclear. Employees were able to effectively “hide” for far too long.

COMPLETELY concur.

Unless you’re your own Personal Entrepreneur, here’s what you do working from home:

- Get up late; sleep in; stay in pajamas or shorts and tank top; scratch your belly;
– Feed the baby, make breakfast, send the wife/husband off to work or a Social Security office;
– Watch some TV';
– Check personal e-mails;
– Pay some bills if lucky;
– Watch the Today show;
– Delay checking work e-mails;
– Watch Judge Judy; Wendy Williams has a nice show today;
– Schedule the car for its service;
– Take an afternoon nap; check out websites for tomorrow’s weather;

Ad nauseum.

Eventually, after around 3:30 or so, it’s time to address some actual work issues.  However, by that time, you rationalize it’s close to quitting time and, after all, no one can truly see when you physically stop work at home.

Mayor Bloomberg is correct.

BZ

 

 

After Aurora: How Mayor Bloomberg Planned to Make the Next Massacre Count

Crisis An Op To PlunderThe blood of Aurora hadn’t even stopped flowing, and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg was already prepared to blast the media and airwaves with his millions of dollars of anti-gun pap.

He took a page from the Leftist Playbook of Rahm Emanual: “You never want a serious crisis go to waste.”

Clearly, the Bill of Rights can go straight to hell.  As can the dead people who became Useful Tools for Mr Mayor.

Never been to NYC, never will.

BZ

 

 

From Breitbart: Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question

In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.

Jason Mattera boldly makes the point:

In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?”

Bloomberg’s reply:  “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.”

“Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away. “Look at the team of security you’ve got.  And you’re an advocate for gun control?”

In a nutshell — once again — it’s Government Elitists vs, essentially, everyone else.

Because, despite all of New York’s gun laws, you can be guaranteed that those NYPD officers are carrying, at minimum, the Glock 17 in 9mm.  I’ll wager the magazines carried by those duly sworn officers are not limited to 7 rounds.  I’ll wager they’re not limited to 10 rounds.  I’ll wager they’re carrying the Full Meal Deal Glock 17 magazine (hence the name): SEVENTEEN rounds.  Glock, by the way, is the standard issued sidearm now for Patrol Officers of the NYPD — the Glock 19, with 15 rounds in a magazine and 17-round magazines available.  My guess is that — in the security vehicle and those trailing — there are available fully automatic weapons as well, to include suppressed MP5s, short shotguns (below 18″ barrels) for CQB and possibly machine pistols.

Screen Shot 20130128 at 115300 AM Bloomberg argues that guns “make us less safe.”  If that is a Truism, then why does he surround himself with a minimum of five (and if you look closely at the video, even more) NYPD-paid officers — a security contingent — for one person?  And they, naturally, accompany him no matter where he goes or does — 24/7.  People are also asking: what were the limits of Bloomberg’s detail with regard to Mattera?

Katie Pavlich even asked: “Mayor Bloomberg, will you give up your security detail?”  Uh, no.

How about you?  Your “personal contingent?”  Your ability to carry a personal sidearm?  Is it lawful in your state?  And if it is, “do you carry?”  I’m a cop in one of the most restricted states in the union and — hell yes — I carry.

Mayor Bloomberg, by the way, rides in a Cadillac Escalade as indicated here.  It’s not a Prius or a Leaf or anything advocated by Leftists.  Like the President’s limousine, it’s a huge vehicle with terrible gas mileage.  And BTW, Mr Obama’s The Beast gets 8 mpg. A history of presidential vehicles here.  And check the thickness of the door of Mr Obama’s limousine below — looks like the door to a 767 or a bank vault, does it not?

Barack ObamaSo for those on the Left who bleat and squawk about guns and their abhorrent forms: let’s just apply that equation to everyone in the United States, shall we?

Oh no, we shan’t.  Because the Leftists want their dachas and their perks and their exclusivity and their gated communities and their security.

To keep them separate from — purposely — YOU.  The Proles, the Groundlings, the Massively Unwashed, the Unworthy, the Commoners.

Mr Bloomberg doesn’t answer to Jason Mattera.  He doesn’t answer to you.  He doesn’t answer to me.  He doesn’t answer to ANYONE who will throw him anything other than the most powder-puff of softballs.  Like Obaka: you must wear a Nerf Suit before prostrating oneself before the Leftist Chosen Ones.

Mr Bloomberg and his NYPD Chosen Ones proved that in this video.

A question for any NYPD line-level patrol officer reading this blog: compare your working conditions and salary to those assigned to Bloomberg’s Detail.  Any difference, perchance?

I thought so.

BZ