Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bloomie: "What's a little water?"

Mayor Bloomberg is offering only a lukewarm public endorsement to the idea of pursuing a federal disaster designation for areas of the city dealing with damage from the Category 2 tornado that touched down earlier this month.

Mayor's Support Seems Tepid for Aid After Storm

Yesterday, however, he didn't seem to be fully on board the bandwagon of elected officials aggressively pressing to secure the federal designation, which would bring in federal money for residents and businesses that suffered damage. When asked whether he wanted the area struck by the tornado to get disaster designation, Mr. Bloomberg said: "I think from the governor's point of view he certainly has to ask."

He then went on to say that there were no "real injuries and a limited number of houses destroyed." Neither point bolsters the case that the area should qualify for federal money.


Maybe he's just hoping that homeowners will give up and sell their property to developers.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Let them eat cake"......
the fabled words of Marie Antoinette.

Her spirit reincarnated
in our aristocratic mayor's non caring attitude
toward his subjects' plight.

I suppose that if the city asked for
federal disaster aid it would be an admission
that over development
was the cause of the municipal sewer system's
inability to handle the flood waters.

So Mayor Mike goes into his denial mode as usual !

Too bad the tornado that struck Bay Ridge etc. didn't pull "his honor"from his east side town house and toss him somewhere in the middle of Kansas!

Can't you just see it......
"Hello....Dorothy....I'm the mayor of New York City"!

"No need need for you to travel all the way to Oz
and ask for aid from the wizard.....
it was just a few houses that got destroyed......
I'm on top of things".

Anonymous said...

I said in 2001 that Bloomberg would be the second coming of John Lindsay. How prescient...

Anonymous said...

So......did Dorothy reply,
"I know that you're dominant top....
but get off my damn ass"!

Anonymous said...

Well.....
Blomberg is handing out a "snow job" (maybe not exactly like Lindsay's) isn't he ? !!!

Taxpayer said...

there were no "real injuries and a limited number of houses destroyed."

There's Commissar Bloomberg in full elitist blithering bloom.

What moronic arrogance!

Anonymous said...

Gee I know, I know! let's invite a million more people to live here without improving any of the infrastructure! yay! Bloomberg! He's so swell!

Man I'm sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

How about a migrant trailer camp
around Bloomie's town house?

Let him do his bit to house the extra million!

golden shower said...

Next time I piss on your face....
tell me that it's just a little water.....
you diminutive imperial clown !

Anonymous said...

He needs a good hosing down !

I know a group of discontented WTC firefighters
who'd be glad to serve on this detail!