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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:30 PM

Perhaps Michael Bloomberg needs some new glasses.....


from huffpost:


Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that "no one is sleeping on the streets" in New York City, NY1 reports.

The comment-- in response to a New York Daily News article that said city shelters were turning away families during frigid winter temperatures-- was quickly condemned by homeless advocates who have long decried Bloomberg's handling of the city's homeless.

It also came as a shock to everyday New Yorkers who, looking out their window or on their way to work, can see homeless people sleeping on the streets.

"It's a remark that just seems so out of touch with the everyday reality that New Yorkers see," said Patrick Markee of the Coalition for the Homeless. ...........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/bloomberg-homeless-advocates-denies-sleeping-on-the-streets_n_2724325.html



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Reply Perhaps Michael Bloomberg needs some new glasses..... (Original post)
marmar Feb 2013 OP
Light House Feb 2013 #1
idwiyo Feb 2013 #4
Light House Feb 2013 #5
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #8
Ikonoklast Feb 2013 #12
idwiyo Feb 2013 #14
Sanity Claws Feb 2013 #2
KamaAina Feb 2013 #6
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #3
sarisataka Feb 2013 #7
Light House Feb 2013 #9
sarisataka Feb 2013 #10
Light House Feb 2013 #11
Kingofalldems Feb 2013 #13
idwiyo Feb 2013 #15

Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:35 PM

1. But according to some people,

 

Magic Mike can do no wrong.

But seriously, how can he proclaim that with a straight face?
This is a guy who loves the stop and frisk without probable cause, turned the NYPD on the occupy protesters with naked brutal force, tells NY'ers what size soft drink they can't have.

I have no idea why people here like this 1%.

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Response to Light House (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:42 PM

4. Because they want to be just like him? They REALLY want to hang with "cool" kids?

Or more likely they are DINOs.

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Response to Light House (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:03 PM

8. Calling out members after only being here

12 days is quite disturbing. One wonders how you would have this information.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:48 PM

12. Lazarus poster, back from the dead.

You're supposed to be fooled, yanno.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:47 AM

14. Damn, did I miss something?

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:35 PM

2. A lot are sleeping in the subway too

I remember getting on the 1 train this past Sunday morning and seeing two homeless men, in different cars, asleep. It was bitter cold and they apparently sought refuge from the cold in a train. Keep in mind that this train runs elevated in upper Manhattan and the Bronx, where cold blasts come in whenever the doors open. It may not be sleeping on the street but it is not much better. It certainly indicates that there are not enough homeless shelters.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:51 PM

6. What's the matter with them?

Don't they know to take the E train out to Queens? Subway the whole way, too.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:36 PM

3. One out of touch mayor

He attacks the big issues .......... big drinks

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:59 PM

7. Please do not speak ill

of that ultra-liberal Democratic defender-of-democracy-since-birth hero of the masses who will destroy the nra by buying one election at a time. Any failings in His city are not His fault since as mayor He actually has no control over His army/police nor the organizations to support the homeless. He will get to that once large drinks are banished from His realm, packaging meets His approval, all dark skinned folk have been thoroughly stopped and frisked and break any laws He must for your own good.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:04 PM

9. So you know who I was referring to in post #5.

 

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Response to Light House (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:08 PM

10. Whatever do you mean?

As gramma would say:
Butter would not melt in my mouth

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:13 PM

11. Touche.

 


I see someone has taken offense at my post #5, so I went ahead and deleted it just to keep things civil.

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Response to Light House (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:07 PM

13. You deleted post #5

And now you are clapping over it?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:49 AM

15. I wish I can recommend this post :) :) :)

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