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Old 12-18-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I'd rather poke my eyes out with lit sparklers.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: New York City
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That's a valid opinion. And you should be able to express it at the ballot box. Just like others who would vote for a fourth term for Bloomberg.

Isn't a prohibition on anyone running for X terms like a filibuster or a hold on nominations, which the Republicans have been using indiscriminately in the Senate to hold up legislation or to block nominations? That is, it prevents a vote from taking place.

As I said, if Bloomberg loses, he loses. But I suspect he'd win--and I think you expect that, too.

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I'd rather poke my eyes out with lit sparklers.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Guy wins because he outspends his opponents by 20 - 1. Literally. He basically owns the media and throws his crap in your face 24/7 during election time. And people are for the most part complacent and will do what they're told. That is why he wins, and barely let me remind you against an extremely weak candidate like Thompson who hardly had any money or ads.

The whole point is moot though, because anyone with eyes can tell that his weak third term has made him an even angrier little tantrum throwing troll. I personally feel that he wants nothing to do with it anymore.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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If he loses, well, he loses. That would be the people's verdict.

But I suspect he'll win again if he runs for a fourth time because the politicians lining up to succeed him is, quite frankly, lousy.

The front-runner, for instance, Christine Quinn--doesn't he remind you of Reese Witherspoon's irritating character in the movie Election? I don't think he has ever worked a day of her life outside politics or taxpayer-funded jobs. And that pretty much goes for the other nonentities and hacks who will be competing with her.

New York hasn't been this well-run since the days of La Guardia. Why give up Bloomberg and ruin a good thing?

But if Bloomberg runs for president, that's another thing. What New York loses, America gains.
Are you joking? That's bad even as a joke!

But I have a serious question:
When he ran for the third time, they claimed that Bloomberg knows wall street from inside and will manage to attract investments, open new businesses and create jobs in the city. I am sure that was one of his promises. How did that work?
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I'd rather poke my eyes out with lit sparklers.

and then after that, swim in a pool filled with gasoline.

and I will be right behind you !
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:42 AM
 
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The Department of Education doesn't want Bloomberg to run again. Neither do most rental apartment tenants who realize whose side he's actually on. I want him to go away also.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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He's too short to make a decent KING!



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Old 12-19-2011, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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he needs to go already, he shouldnt even be mayor now, he broke the law.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Who will be our next mayor? Can a Republican win?
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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If he loses, well, he loses. That would be the people's verdict.

But I suspect he'll win again if he runs for a fourth time because the politicians lining up to succeed him is, quite frankly, lousy.

The front-runner, for instance, Christine Quinn--doesn't he remind you of Reese Witherspoon's irritating character in the movie Election? I don't think he has ever worked a day of her life outside politics or taxpayer-funded jobs. And that pretty much goes for the other nonentities and hacks who will be competing with her.

New York hasn't been this well-run since the days of La Guardia. Why give up Bloomberg and ruin a good thing?

But if Bloomberg runs for president, that's another thing. What New York loses, America gains.
You might have well just asked, hey why not take democracy away from us & instead, let's have a dictatorship?
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