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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:27 PM
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Did Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert imply that Bloomberg is gay last night?
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 08:34 PM by Beaverhausen
I don't really know much about Bloomberg but both of these guys made jokes that inferred that he is gay. (Stewart's was an impression of Bloomberg giving the SOTU and saying "The state of the union is FABULOUS")

What is the deal? Did I dream it up?

Not that it matters to me one way or the other, but I'm just wondering why I got the impression watching these guys last night.

title edited for the grammar nazis!
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:30 PM
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1. no you didn't dream it up, he said "Single" and then "Jewish" about 10 times which
i thought was hilarious--yes i am a jew and he did say "Fabulous" with jazz hands.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:31 PM
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5. Jazz hands!!! and didn't Colbert talk about Bloomberg hunting men?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:30 PM
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2. How odd.
Don't think so. Ed Koch, now...
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:30 PM
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3. no, people have inferred he's gay for years
I assumed he was but it's none of my business. He's short , too.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:33 PM
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7. Wow. I missed all that. I like Bloomie. nt
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:27 PM
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26. Bloomberg campaigned for Lieberman.

Barf.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:31 PM
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4. IMPLY!!!!...They IMPLY, you INFER!
Redstone
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:33 PM
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8. Imply this!
Just kidding.

Sorry about that. I was trying to use my words very carefully in order to not offend anyone with my question, and here I did it with my bad grammar!
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:35 PM
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12. Sorry...just one of those things that gets me going.
Nothing personal, as I'm sure you know.

Redstone
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:43 PM
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22. I'm right with ya'! Someone has to be the grammar police...
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:12 PM
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25. except they are incorrect in this case
see my post below.
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assclown_bush Donating Member (573 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:32 PM
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6. self deleted post.
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 08:38 PM by assclown_bush

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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:33 PM
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9. THANK YOU for the usage correction. nt
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:37 PM
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13. well
Usage note Infer has been used to mean to hint or suggest since the 16th century by speakers and writers of unquestioned ability and eminence: The next speaker criticized the proposal, inferring that it was made solely to embarrass the government. Despite its long history, many 20th-century usage guides condemn the use, maintaining that the proper word for the intended sense is imply and that to use infer is to lose a valuable distinction between the two words.
Although the claimed distinction has probably existed chiefly in the pronouncements of usage guides, and although the use of infer to mean to suggest usually produces no ambiguity, the distinction too has a long history and is widely observed by many speakers and writers.
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I think some of you are married to your style manuals.
:)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:33 PM
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10. Given Bloomberg's reputation for sexually harassing the
women on his staff, that's kind of ironic.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:35 PM
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11. Oh my- I hadn't heard about that
that's not good.
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:39 PM
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14. Not good at all, but apparently acceptable and charming
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 08:40 PM by ThomCat
when it's a white billionaire doing it.

I remember it was in the media briefly a few years ago. There were a number of news articles, and his staff even produced a book for his birthday at one point with "bloombergisms" that were incredibly sexist and demeaning. But it was okay, because it was all meant as a joke.
x(

The women who complained were attacked as petty and vengeful, and it was implied that they were just trying to soak this poor billionaire out of his money because they weren't talented and thick-skinned enough to play with the big boys in the world of big business.

Edit for spelling.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:14 PM
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18. Wikipedia has a 'santized for his protection' summary:
>>Harassment controversies

Bloomberg has been sued over allegations about sexual harassment and discrimination at his companies.<10> Allegedly, he said "I'd do her" in reference to a female employee, and complained when one woman became pregnant.<11> He was also accused of failing to investigate a sexual assault alleged to have been perpetrated by one of his company's executives. All lawsuits over these issues were withdrawn or settled outside of the courts, and no such allegations have arisen from Mayor Bloomberg's time in office.<12>>>>

The operative phrasing there would be "settled outside of the courts."
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:53 PM
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16. It's true. My roommate worked for him and confirmed the
stories.

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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:40 PM
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15. Sometimes sexual harassment of women is just a cover.
I know a lot of closet cases (who aren't fooling anybody) that go overboard in trying to act like sexist pigs. The harassment is real, but a lot of women can tell when a just really isn't interested in them "that way" no matter how much the guy pushes. It's annoying, but not that threatening, except in the most extreme cases.
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:03 PM
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17. He has always set off my gaydar, despite the harrassment stories n/t
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:42 PM
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21. You know who strikes me as gay? (Apologies to gay people everywhere...)
Mitt Romney.

I've never told anybody but Husb that before... I don't know why, I just can't stop thinking he's gay. :hide:
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jcrew2001 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:28 PM
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27. how about lindsey graham?
nt
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:32 PM
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28. Everyone in SC has known forever that Gomer is gay...
I don't know why they even bothered trotting out that "fiancee" a couple of years ago. Wonder where she went to...
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:16 PM
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19. Christ. We're gonna be blamed for Bloomberg too? nt
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:31 PM
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20. I have nothing against being gay...but
I am sure that I have heard that rumored before. If he wants that lifestyle there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. I don't think he could get very far in running for president tho. If people are against Hillary because she is a woman and Obama because he is black, they sure would not go for a gay person.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:52 PM
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23. So Bloomberg might be gay, Thompson apparently rumored to be "bi"--
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 10:54 PM by wienerdoggie
Rudy and his cousin-scronking--this is going to be ONE HELL OF AN INTERESTING YEAR!!!! The Democrats will be the boring ones this time around.

eidt to add: Stewart and Colbert better be careful though, with those sorts of implications.
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 11:08 PM
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24. Stewart called Bloomberg
a member of the Blintz Cabin Republicans... I'm still chuckling over that.
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