Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bloomberg the bogeyman

From the NY Times:

...his unbridled fervor for a game associated with the country club set has occasionally landed him in hot water. During his weekly radio address in 2006, Mr. Bloomberg was asked to name a typical job performed by illegal immigrants. He immediately thought of golf.

“You and I are beneficiaries of these jobs,” the mayor told his co-host, John Gambling, adding, “Who takes care of the greens and the fairways in your golf course?” The remarks drew howls of protests.

And at a civic meeting in Canarsie, a working-class section of Brooklyn, earlier this year, homeowners interrogated the mayor about rising taxes and living costs. At one point, Mr. Bloomberg asked how many golfers were in the audience — and the answer appeared to be zero.


Anonymous said...

Does this fellow not know that golf is a very costly game to play?

Even better, the rich, who can afford expensive country clubs, are bidding for tee times on the public course in Bethpage through scalpers and crowding out the middle class from one of the few courses they could play.

Rain, Rain, Rain. I hope that the grass grows ten-feet tall, it will take care of pesky geese and golfers both.

Kevin Walsh said...

Elected officials should never appear in short pants.

Anonymous said...

the turtle-faced billionaire closet homosexual and the womanizing lying scam artist. now that's a dynamic duo!

Anonymous said...

He's an asshole in one!

Out of touch (and hopefully) out of a job real soon!

Suzannah B. Troy artist said...
One of my many youtubes protesting Mike Bloomberg.

I read that article. The New York eminent domain Times is so out of touch with the people of New York and they use the front page to push their rich well connected friends so do they think that article helped Mike?
They point out he hires professional to teach him how to play golf and is he going to do the same to learn how to apologize since he never said "sorry" to Azi Paybarah.

Suzannah B. Troy