Friday, November 04, 2011

Attempted regime change in the Circle City.

So, America's Mayor, that jackass Bloomberg, is apparently attempting to engage in a little nation-building in the heartland:
Democratic mayoral candidate Melina Kennedy is getting a financial boost from a somewhat unlikely source -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The high-profile Independent mayor contributed $25,000 to Kennedy's campaign to oust incumbent Republican Mayor Greg Ballard.

Kennedy said in a statement that she was pleased to receive Bloomberg's support, and said she shares with him a passion to get illegal guns off the streets.
This yayhoo can't keep his own hamlet under control and he has all this time to meddle in the affairs of other polities?

Hey, Mikey! Put some more salt on your fries and tend to your own knittin'. We got things covered just fine out here in flyover country. (Besides, thanks to our shiny new preemption law, the mayor has absolutely nada, zilch, bupkis in the way of control over the whole firearms thing.)

As an aside, why is it that the bigger the city, the slimier the mayor? Look at the big three: Bloomberg, Villaraigosa, and Tiny Dance... er, Rahm Emanuel. Is there one of these people that you'd buy a used car from? That you'd trust to hold your wallet while you jumped in the water to save a drowning kitten*? That strikes you as competent enough to sweep your driveway without you checking up on him every five minutes to make sure he hadn't boosted your broom or subcontracted the job out to your kid?

*As commenter Ancient Woodsman points out, there's not a one of those three that wouldn't chuck a kitten into the water as an excuse to hold your wallet when you jumped in after it...

23 comments:

Joseph said...

(Besides, thanks to our shiny new preemption law, the mayor has absolutely nada, zilch, bupkis in the way of control over the whole firearms thing.)

Aside from diverting Hoosier tax dollars to Bloomberg's witch hunt that is.

Tam said...

Joseph,

Kennedy's down 11 points in the polls as it is, and the endorsement of ex-Republican Bloomberg is not the kind of thing that's going to appeal to the traditional Democrat rank & file out here.

Further, it's just about convinced me to shift my vote from the wookie to GOP incumbent Ballard, merely out of spite. As mayors go, he has been one of the best kind: pretty much a cipher. (Except for that New York carpetbagger of a Public Safety Director he hired.)

Anonymous said...

Rahm Emanuel: somewhere the back of a phonebook is missing a personal injury lawyer.

Shootin' Buddy

Tam said...

SB,

"Have you slipped and fallen? Know your rights! Call 1-800-GET-RAHM!"

Anonymous said...

Dance on into Smilin' Rammy's Office of Injury, leave with an insurance limits check and the ability to assume the fifth position at will.

Shootin' Buddy

Ancient Woodsman said...

About that 'trust' issue and jumping in to save the drowning kitten, either one of the three - and certainly if all together - would have thrown the kitten in the drink just to get at your wallet.

That's pretty much what they do all the time, anyway.

Nancy R. said...

He's been down here, too.

Derfel Cadarn said...

The illegal Mayor Mikey (two referendum votes to limit terms ignored)should keep his mouth shut and his money in his pocket in others peoples elections. The peoples of this country would be exponentially safer by keeping illegal mayors off the streets than guns.

wfgodbold said...

Bloomberg's obsession with out of state guns is particularly hilarious given that several of his own cops were just busted for gun-running.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Mickey Bloomberg is just another Dailey Wannabe: I wannabe in Charge, I wannabe in Charge Forever, I wannabe more Powerful than I am, I wannabe.....

Tam said...

Ancient Woodsman wins the internets.

rickn8or said...

"Look at the big three: Bloomberg, Villaraigosa, and Tiny Dance... er, Rahm Emanuel. Is there one of these people that you'd buy a used car from?"

Never mind monetary considerations, I'd never leave any of them alone with my little sister (if I had one) or household pets (if I had any).

og said...

Having to drive through Mordor every single day, and deal with the burocracy of rahm "Gollum" dancer is no picnic. If Bloomberg manages to foist the Sperm Whale off on Indy, someone needs an asswhipping.

I cannot stop thinking that Kennedy must be somehow related to Jeff Morrow The forehead is just mesmerizing.

Anonymous said...

Okay, let me get this straight. The nation with the strongest military, beaten but still great economy, and world-wide reputation tries to help a friendly face get into power in some corner of the world and these self-same people scream and shout so much it aids the bad guys in degrading us as a people for interfering with those people's rights ...

Now the mayor of arguably the largest, strongest city - the center of economies around the world uses his power to try and get a friendly face into power in a city 1000 miles out side his jurisdiction and its alright?!

Oh yeah - THAT's why I'm a libertarian...

Gregg said...

Rick,
I would have no qualms leaving my sister with any of the three, but then she does speak shotgun.

A shotgun blast to the nether regions is a firm NO in every human language.

Charles Pergiel said...

I suspect you are Roberta are having a bigger effect on what is going on there than you might think.

Brian said...

Heh! "Horton hears a Hoosier!"

Justthisguy said...

i am very sorry to say that the mayor of the town which is the largest in this county is also a member of that very silly organization.

I am even more sorry to say that I can't vote him out, as I have moved across the street into the un-incorporated area.

Shannon Love said...

Bloomberg's obsession with gun laws in other states is just his tacit admission that he can't manage the effective policing of New York city. All the noise he makes about guns coming into the city from the outside is just his confession that he is helpless to control violence within the city despite the fact that other cities face the same issues and they can stop the violence.

Blaming outsiders for internal woes is the oldest trick in the political book. It's funny that so many New Yorkers seem to fall for it.

Anonymous said...

I can't say about those other cities' mayors and, yes, that Rahm guy sounds like a real slime.

A bright spot in this regard might be Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter. He has an excellent reputation for integrity, I've met him and talked to him on some local issues, people I know who have been in City goverment speak highly of his character, and, yes, I would let him hold my wallet while I went after that kitten.

Lou Gots, Philadelphia

Anonymous said...

Notice her subtle reference to guns as "illegal."

Tam said...

Lou Gots,

Your loyalty to the Nutter is quaint but misplaced.

TMLutas said...

Since Mayor Bloomberg's interest in both illegal guns is now matched by a heretofore unknown interest in Indiana, perhaps he would comment on a potentially important source of illegal guns, the ATF. Recently an Evansville, IN FFL dealer put up some correspondence where the ATF attempted to put his gun shop on a watch list for having too many crime guns in the most recent reporting period. The dealer's lawyer kindly requested that they subtract out the guns sold to criminals at the ATF's express instruction. He was immediately dropped from the watch list.

Perhaps Mayor Bloomberg could get opine on the question of how many illegal guns ATF and the FBI have put in the hands of criminals. It would be a better use of his time and money than the mayor's race in Indianapolis.