Monday, May 4, 2009

Time drops Bloomberg from prestigious list

From the NY Times:

Sure, he’s influential. But is Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg among the most influential? Not anymore, by one measure.

Time has left the billionaire mayor off its list of the 100 Most Influential People for 2009 — a slight for a man who relishes his status as a titan of business, politics, philanthropy, public health and environmental sustainability.

The magazine did not specify why it left out the mayor, but it did offer a glimpse into its thinking.

In the plus column, Time said that the mayor had successfully lobbied to rewrite the city’s term limits, which may allow him, if re-elected, to “keep working on the environmental and health reforms that have defined his administration.”

In the minus column, the magazine said that “his term-limits movement struck many as a blatant power-grab.”

In a painful twist of the knife, the list of 100 included several of the mayor’s friends from the world of politics and business.


Maybe they heard about what a prick he was to work for.

17 comments:

Kevin Walsh said...

He didn't fire the guy who forgot to tell him Air Force One was going to buzz lower Manhattan.

The guy who he sees has solitaire on his desktop (and isn't even playing it) --him, he fires.

www.forgotten-ny.com

italian girl said...

Different rules for different people.
Ever notice that?

Anonymous said...

Different rules for different people.
Ever notice that?

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Sure, be involved in preservation in Queens and call MAS, Convservency, LPC, boro hall, or HDC and not be on their 'offical' rolodex.

See how far you get.

Anonymous said...

Different rules for different people.
Ever notice that?

CALL A NEWSPAPER TO PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT: IF ITS NOT A VICOTRIAN TEA FOR EASTERN QUEENS, OR AN IMMIGRANT CENTERED EVENT FOR WESTERN QUEENS, THEY WILL PUT IT IN ONLY UNDER POINT OF BAYONETTE.

THEN THEY WILL MALICIOUSLY LEAVE OFF THE ADDRESS.

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for the glowing Blumturd editorials of the Queens Weeklies even stabbing native son Tony A in the back.

Generous adverstising revenues will make a whore out of them.

georgetheatheist said...

"...will make a whore..."

Why use the future tense?

jerry rotondi said...

"...A blatant power-grab"?

Bloomberg's a bloomin' usurper of democracy...an out and out wannabee dictator...a despotic lying
little shrimp who has nothing but contempt for "the lower classes" ...as he views them!

That's a lot more like it!

But thanks "Time" magazine for agreeing with me and my little piggy's assessment of our tyrannical mayor!

NO 3rd TERM FOR PORKER BLOOMBERG!

Queens Crapper said...

I see Bloomturd showed up at the reopening of St. Francis Prep...God, make him go away!

Anonymous said...

in his small brain he thinks by showing up at prep will make the middle class respect him, NOT! we all know he is only doing this to sway votes. can't stand this troll and he needs to get the fxxk out of the city he is destroying it. we are not dumb in queens and that will show in the polls. still can't believe that turd wants to raise gas to over $4.00 a gallon. hello a-hole people are laid off and struggling. sorry you rich asses don't get it, raise taxes on the rich or better yet have a fund raiser to bail your sorry ass out. beg for money from your friends and the few supporters you have left.

italian girl said...

Bloomgerm is at Prep!!!!!

They're going to need to disinfect the school again.

Queens Crapper said...

HA HA HA HA good one!

linda said...

italian girl that's funny and he's not too far from the other school maybe he'll catch the swine flu.

Anonymous said...

maybe he'll catch the swine flu.
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He's already got the swine part down!

steve said...

Bravo to time magazine on this one. Thas all I have to say about this today.....

Anonymous said...

What the hell has MAS, LPC and HDC, etc. have to do with the topic being discussed here?

More BS.

Always harping the same tune.

You are the guys who just stand by and watch!

Anonymous said...

What the hell has MAS, LPC and HDC, etc. have to do with the topic being discussed here?

More BS.

Always harping the same tune.

You are the guys who just stand by and watch
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Actually we stand and watch and then comment on assholes like you who have to read the crapper to see what we said. if ya don't like what ya read, maybe you should change the page. unless your time is up on the computer at the library?

Anonymous said...

No Mr. B.S. (I suspect)...
I post at home from my G-4 Mac!

"Micro" men don't cut it!