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.
And 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.
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.
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; – WatchJudge 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;
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
So 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?
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
In the past month there have two major US incidents which one again focused attention on firearms by those determined to remove guns from the American public.
Liberal billionaire and mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has pulled amazing anti-gun fecal material out of his ass from these incidents. Go here and here. He can afford to do this. He has his own security force both afforded by NYPD and privately. He is transported by armored limousine. His home is protected by state-of-the-art security systems.
I suspect that yours is not. I know that mine is not.
In truth, Bloomberg refuses to acknowledge the fact that he has, per capita, THE largest police force in the entire nation in terms of citizen-to-cop ratios.
Go here for the NYC Homicide Map, which breaks down stats by year, race, sex, weapon and borough. NYC homicides between 2003 and 2011? 4,161. US troops killed in Iraq? 4,414. NYC kills more people than does a purposeful war in a foreign country. The Iraq war began in 2001, as a gentle reminder.
People killed by firearms in NYC between 2003 and 2011 by percentile? Check this graphic:
There’s your firearm ban efficacy, Mayor Bloomberg. And yet you continue to rail again and again against firearms. You cannot see the abject failure of your stance in the city with the hardest line against guns in the entire nation. There were 193 murders in just the first six months of your administration this year, Mr Bloomberg. At a time when major crime is DOWN across the nation. YOUR COPS have helped make YOU look good, Mayor Bloomberg. Yet you continue to spout off about gun control.
Plus, we haven’t even addressed the issue in Chicago.
As the sun rose Sunday, New York City hit a remarkable milestone, recording just 193 murders in the first six months of the year. In that same span, more than 250 murders were recorded in Chicago—a city just one third as large.
Of course, Chicago sports rampant gun control as well.
Chicago hasn’t seen murders at this pace since 2003, when the city suffered 283 homicides by the end of June, and 601 over the year. The violence that began to explode in neighborhoods across this city this spring represents a 36 percent increase in murder over the same stretch of last year.
But here’s the deal: NYPD instigated “stop and frisk.” That stance is being attacked. Yet it clearly yields:
New York City’s historic success comes at a time of increased critical scrutiny of the NYPD and its commissioner, Ray Kelly. Last month, the NAACP held a silent street protest to draw attention to its demand that the controversial “stop and frisk” policy be ended. In addition, there have been allegations of widespread padding of crime statistics.
Padding stats in CompStat, in NYPD? Perish the thought!
But here is the proverbial Turd In The Punchbowl — the proverbial Cat Down The Toilet:
The fact that homicide rates in New York and most big cities have continued to decline during the Great Recession is itself a notable refutation of the “root cause” theory of crime long cherished by liberals —namely, that crime was an inevitable byproduct of tough economic times and income inequality, solvable only by welfare-state schemes. It turns out that proactive quality-of-life policing, stemming from the Broken Windows theory, ultimately does far more to reduce violence and save lives, especially in inner-city neighborhoods. The current Harlem renaissance is Exhibit A in this national evolution.
In the UK, it’s too little, too late:
Once again, governmental confiscations under the guise of “banning fox hunting.”
You can clearly see how well it’s working for both the UK and Australia.
Ladies and gentlemen, per Robert Heinlein, do you truly Grok this?
Crime is DOWN in America. Gun violence is, overall, DOWN in America.
Yet, DESPITE THIS, government believes it MUST enact even GREATER restrictions on guns in the hands of lawful citizens.
I can only reach one conclusion: this is PURPOSEFUL.
It has NOTHING to do with actual VIOLENCE.
It has EVERYTHING to do with governmental CONTROL.
Are you reading appropriately “between the lines” here?
“If you don’t do anything, you will lose your liberties.”
Indian government officials and Sikh leaders across India were outraged by the attack that left 6 dead, including 4 Indian nationals, at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee and called on the U.S. to do more to protect Sikhs living in the United Sates. Clinton called Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna from her stop in South Africa Monday after Krishna criticized the U.S. for failed policies and a growing trend of violent incidents against religious minorities.