Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Don't Waste Your Beautiful Minds On Garbage

Last Thursday, I was saddened to discover that Abe George was no longer running for the office of Brooklyn District Attorney. I heard the news just as it was being announced over the airwaves that evening. That sadness, however, was mitigated by the idea that now we are going to bear witness to quite the event: Hynes vs. Thompson, with Abe George in Thompson's corner.



What You Talkin' 'Bout, Mikey?

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg...do you season your foot before you stick it in your mouth?

Before I go off, let me state here, for the record, that I actually relished the idea of your becoming the mayor of New York City after the mess Rudulph Giuliani made of things. I knew that you couldn't be bought; not with the finances at your command.

What I, and the rest of New York City, didn't count on, was for you to sit in Gracie Mansion, and all of a sudden decide that you're the HNIC.



The Ghost Of Room Eight Is Back, Baby! Yes, There's More Content!

I was having serious issues in dealing with the non-presence of Room Eight. This blog worked as a release valve for many things, notably, the "incident" of last year which is still ongoing.

If I had been the litigious sort - well, suffice it to say that I would have never had the experience in the first bloody place.

I have never discussed an incident of decades past, which involved a glow-in-the-dark Jason mask and the D train. The long and short of it is...if I were the sort who sues at the drop of a hat, I would never have to work again a day in my life.



Room Eight Is Back, Baby!

I was having serious issues in dealing with the non-presence of Room Eight. This blog worked as a release valve for many things, notably, the "incident" of last year which is still ongoing.

If I had been the litigious sort - well, suffice it to say that I would have never had the experience in the first bloody place.

I have never discussed an incident of decades past, which involved a glow-in-the-dark Jason mask and the D train. The long and short of it is...if I were the sort who sues at the drop of a hat, I would never have to work again a day in my life.



NYC Has Homeless "Punishment" Shelters

According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the NYC shelter population is booming because shelters provide "more pleasurable experiences." 



Why Hizzoner's Sugary Drink Ban Is Simply A Money Grab For The Soda Companies

I hope everyone's enjoying their summer.

Before I begin, let's revisit the subject of this story:



New York's Bravest Deserve Better

Quick one today, dear readers - I think that our firefighters are getting a raw deal.

These guys run into buildings to rescue our loved ones when things have gone horribly awry...don't you think they deserve more than the shoddy treatment that they've received thus far? I, for one, would not relish the thought of not knowing if the place that would become my second home could be phased out with no regard whatsoever to my performance on the job.



6,100 Teachers. Looks like Bloomberg wasn't bluffing, but will the Council stand up to him?

Historically, layoffs are often threatened as a budgetary bargaining chip.

In other words, the mayor basically yells what amounts to “fire” in a crowded theater, and more often than not, the money surfaces from the State or Washington, and the bad news is avoided. (layoffs in this case)

However this time, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not bluffing, and for the first time since the 1970’s, public school teachers are looking at pick slips. A loss of 6,166 teachers, including an anticipated 4,100 layoffs.



A few Thoughts on this Sunday

Mr. Mayor, it's not looking good. Your Legacy is on the line

With the bad news this week for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg--his lowest approval rating in eight years at just 39 percent, the Mayor’s Spokesman Stu Loeser says quote:

“The mayor is making tough choices in a difficult time, which is what people elected him to do.”


Doomsday or is it Real. Cutting 21,000 Teachers

Formats for political debates must change.

The state has a 10 billion dollar budget gap, and as a result, Mayor Bloomberg just on Friday laid out a doomsday scenario where he says the city may be forced to slash 21,000 teaching positions.

It needs to be repeated, 21,000 teaching positions. We are talking about people that educate our children. People that are the only role models for many kids.


What did we get from that one general election debate, answers on how to deal with this fiscal mess. No, comic relief of “the rent is too damn high.”



Bloomberg has the right to appoint Cathleen Black Schools Chancellor

We may not like it, but the appointment of Cathleen P. Black to become Schools Chancellor boils down to an example of how mayoral control works.


Bloomberg has the right to appoint Cathleen Black Schools Chancellor

We may not like it, but the appointment of Cathleen P. Black to become Schools Chancellor boils down to an example of how mayoral control works.


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