Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bloomberg wants a 3rd Term, martial law to follow

In local NYC politicking, The NY Times website featured a massive headline saying Mayor Bloomberg, the billionare business tycoon who still claims no conflict of interest in owning his own business news tv channel, newspaper and website says he will defy 2 public referendums against term limits, so that he can impose himself mayor for another 4 years. (running against an opponent doesnt even seem an issue here, he assumes he's already won [bought] a future election) Real estate developers and Wall St criminals went dizzy with immediate priapisms. 

Another 4 years of unregulated luxury condo building, eminent domain of established residents, sweetheart tax breaks for sports teams and big business and in general, huge wheelbarrows full of cash for the rich and a passionate desire for everyone else to pack up and move out of town.  Culture be damned, NYC will once again reign Number 1 as the largest shopping mall/gated community in the nation. 

Yes, because in a city of $8 million, the 8th richest man in america really speaks for the common man.

But what gets me is the NY Times' reader comments.  The NY Rich treat him like a rock god, like the almighty savior of the wealthy.  I have always liked the NY Times as a news source, but this makes me reconsider.  

I'm surprised GW Bush hasnt thought of this ploy and declared November elections unnecessary.  Afterall, it could explain why he is deploying a US Army brigade inside the US for the first time ever, and against US law (as it currently stands).  

USA: Democracy starts and ENDS here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Get over it already.

Its been 7 years since 9/11.  It's about time we let it rest.

7 years after Pearl Harbor, the germans, italians and japanese were our best friends again.

7 years after the end of the vietnam war, it was just the backdrop of The Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now and not anything the average person mourned over anymore

7 years after Nixon resigned in "our national tragedy" we had elected Ronald Reagan to create endless tragedies to come.

It's time to pack it in and move on.  Don't waste time and effort building a memorial at the former WTC site, just make a nice park and let people be happy there instead of miserable.

(footnote, the extremely tragic General Slocum Disaster which killed 1000+ women and children is almost completely unknown today, with only a very small memorial in a forgotten corner of a small NYC park to show for it.)