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  1. My Job as Mike Bloomberg’s Idea Man Has Elicited Surprisingly Little Comment So Far

    Maybe it’s for the best, Steve. I’d hate to think you’d mistakenly be credited with Bloomberg’s treasonous “Everytown for Gun Safety.”

  2. Anon[324] • Disclaimer says:

    On second listening you realize that he really isn’t saying anything there: it’s just a long nominative phrase with no verb. Is it the object or subject of a sentence? Who knows? Nice editing, and extra credit for no information about the source.

    The only place where it maybe gets dicey maybe is when he says they “don’t know how to behave in the workplace,” which maybe gets into the “bad culture” area that is taboo.

    Otherwise the rest of it could be something a black activist could be saying in a context like, “Our community has been ravaged by poverty, and we need to help that “cohort of black and Hispanic young men, aged 15 to 24, who don’t have jobs, don’t have prospects ….”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Boomerberg now struggles with the patented "pre-gaffe" net thrown on him by the Soledad O'Briens of the world, these aggrieved-by-design professional exotics who historically did the Clintons' bidding (though not here, since Boomer has somehow become the stalking horse for Hillary). There are 2 modes of discourse, and in this one if you try to defend yourself by using the embargoed hatefacts analytically you only heap more dirt on your own grave. The best way to recut this clip now would be, a bemoaning of blacks/Latinos lacking the skill set to be suitable agents provocateur manufacturing fights at Bernie campaign events-- that is still a job exclusively for the credibly-in-grad-school 35 y.o. white Stuermers
    , @Bubba

    The only place where it maybe gets dicey maybe is when he says they “don’t know how to behave in the workplace,” which maybe gets into the “bad culture” area that is taboo.
     
    I believe Bloomberg could have been much more dicey, truthful and accurate if he said they (blacks), "don't know how to behave in the home, neighborhood, schools, restaurants, planes, trains or any public venue for that matter" in addition to using the word "workplace."
  3. Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump’s PR team… he’s perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    He is so perfectly much exactly this that it's hard to dismiss the idea that he's actually a ringer to enable the campaign of someone else, or at least scuttle Bernie, and not a true candidate.
    , @Anonymous
    In that vein, rather than a Trump vs Bloomberg "Batman vs Batman" election, it could be cast as "Batman vs Robin".
    , @Lot
    He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    I hope it is anyone but him. Bloomberg I’d give a 70% chance of winning versus 40% Bernie or Pete and 30% Liz or Amy.
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    Eh, $61.8 billion can buy you a lot of friends that vote.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lqdErI9uss
    , @SFG
    I don't think he's quite as hopeless as you think. Sure he'll lose all the blue-collar white people, but he could pick up lots of suburbanites and MBAs annoyed at Trump.

    That said it's not a winning strategy--you lose more than you gain--unless there's something I've missed. I'd like to see the polls, but they haven't started including him yet. Of course, as we all know, those are hardly infallible...

    , @Prester John
    "...above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism"

    Enormous wealth and authoritarianism seems to go hand-in-hand. They love to wield power, and power is the main reason Trump sought the presidency (see the most recent piece in Politico about how Trump wants to centralize even more authority within the Executive Department). And the love of power is what motivates his wannabe successor.

    We are on our way to becoming an authoritarian plutocracy. And that's downright scary.

  4. Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?

    • Replies: @dvorak

    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?
     
    Do you understand how much walking-around money can come out of Bloomberg's self-funding, entirely legal pocket?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_money
    , @Michael Tomac
    Money and propaganda can go a long way in making people forget the past.
    , @Dutch Boy
    Simple: He believes money conquers all.
  5. Is Bloomberg the commenter Lot or Jack D?

    • Replies: @SFG
    Both of those guys are against increased immigration, so I'd say neither.

    Plus it is really unlikely Bloomberg spends his spare time trying to decrease antisemitism on alt-right sites. I mean, the ROI for that's pretty bad, and a guy like that thinks of nothing else.

    Sometimes, people actually believe what they say. Having Jewish ancestry does not automatically turn one into a raving SJW or ultra-Zionist, though watching the news I can see how one could think that. Stereotypes have some truth, but are rarely universally true.

  6. And to think that just a few days ago I perceived Mike’s candidacy as a potential threat.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Still is. Progtardism has always been bullshit. He’s just taking off the sheep’s clothing.
  7. And the thing that is saddest is the fact that his comments from an actual sense of responsibility and concern will be totally ignored. He could just as well have avoided those topics knowing full well the potential fallout but he kept bringing them up because he felt a responsibility to acknowledge those social problems.

  8. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    He is so perfectly much exactly this that it’s hard to dismiss the idea that he’s actually a ringer to enable the campaign of someone else, or at least scuttle Bernie, and not a true candidate.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  9. What is the context of this video? Who is interviewing him? When?

    • Replies: @danand

    “What is the context of this video? Who is interviewing him? When?”
     
    Hail, it’s excerpted from a PBS interview Bloomberg gave when he was mayor, to promote his brown/black youth employment program. Bloomberg & Soros (George) each dumped $20M into the effort. (The excerpt was pulled @ ~2:45 mark.). Favorite is Bloomberg’s reference to “white nations” quip. As referenced/opposed to what, Cherokee?

    https://youtu.be/4KX6swK-JoU
  10. David Duke as running mate! Then he can bring on Fred Reed as Chief of Staff.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    Nah Reed would either be Sec of State of Sec of Agriculture.
  11. He made these statements hen he was as a republican

    This is how miry shuts nen tbibh

    Did you know that California has apologies brother Japanese internment

    Dang it feels good to be progressive

    Black men are crav d by white Titus fur sexual pleasure

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    LOL, nice parody of Tiny Duck who in turn, does parodies of SJW POC’s.
    However I want to caution anyone to not try and do a parody of someone doing a parody of TD doing parodies. That might put too much stress on the fabric of space/time and warp us all into some weird alternate universe.
    Oh wait, now that I think about it, it appears that has already happened. Ok, go ahead and give it a try then. Maybe someone can randomly warp us back into a normal universe with no drag queen story hours and all the rest of it.
  12. I bet he’s going to be the next president.

    Actually his tough-mindedness is appealing. Maybe he’d stand up to the defense contractors and the racial grievance lobby. Trump is spending us into oblivion.

    • Replies: @CAL2
    There's tough minded and there's being too stupid to not understand what you're talking about. His comment about farmers shows he thinks he's the most intelligent person ever. He's your typical New York denizen. Nothing outside of the major world cosmopolitan centers are relevant. I mean if you don't have that Thai-Afghan fusion restaurant on the corner, you're irrelevant.
  13. This would be an opportunity to avoid DR3 per Coulter but it seems that even Repubs you think would learn, don’t. E.g. Don Jr.

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/ann-coulter-stop-apologizing-for-saving-black-lives/

  14. Bloomberg’s idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Nah, I just told him to spend a lot of money.
    , @John Redcorn
    That's precisely why it's objectively a great slogan. "Mike will do it" is great because "it" means whatever you want it to mean.

    Just like Make America Great Again---means whatever you want it to.

    Mental erasers are powerful advertising :) Learn from the pros.
    , @anon
    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    No. Because that's not Bloomberg's slogan. Try using Google, it can help. Oh, heck, I'll do it for you.

    https://jesusdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mike-will-get-it-done-ad.jpeg
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/Nightline/abc_ntl_frisk_130501_wg.jpg


    Plus Sanders new slogan:

    https://i.redd.it/jzbropazzdh41.jpg
    , @snorlax
    This feels like the setup to a cheesy horror story where a wealthy businessman runs for President promising to "get it done," then once he's elected "it" turns out to be summoning Cthulhu or something.
    , @danand
    Mr. Given, you are saying that Mike will do it with Hillary. Blind me now, just in case the tape leaks.
  15. So, is “Mike For Black America” a Steve Sailer created slogan?

    https://shop.mikebloomberg.com/collections/mike-for-black-america

    T-shirt for $22.25, 3 pack of buttons for $3.25, 3 pack of decals for $4.50.

    Bernie already counts rapster “Killer Mike” as a full-in Bernie Bro.

  16. @Unladen Swallow
    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?

    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?

    Do you understand how much walking-around money can come out of Bloomberg’s self-funding, entirely legal pocket?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_money

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Do you understand how much walking-around money can come out of Bloomberg’s self-funding, entirely legal pocket?
     
    Mike Bloomberg wants to buy the election with his money.

    Bernie Sanders wants to buy the election with your money.
  17. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    In that vein, rather than a Trump vs Bloomberg “Batman vs Batman” election, it could be cast as “Batman vs Robin”.

  18. I’m no fan of $loomberg but the fact that the subject of the sentence is cut off and you don’t know what “cohort” he’s really talking about is significant.

  19. The Soda Jerk is ok with me. Look what he is doing to the Democrat party:

    Bloomberg is buying up so many campaign operatives that down-ballot Dem campaigns unable to find staff

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/bloomberg_is_buying_up_so_many_campaign_operatives_that_downballot_dem_campaigns_unable_to_find_staff.html

    • Replies: @Yngvar
    Bloomberg may be hiring all the pro seasoned ones, but I really doubt there will be any shortage of volunteers for the other campaigns. It all boils down to commitment, see: Bernie bros.
  20. Whatever it is you’re doing Steve, keep on doing it. My suggestion is you get Bloomberg to talk about evil AR-15 rifles and make sure he points out what all the parts are and how powerful it is compared to say, a regular, non-evil deer rifle. This one can’t miss.

  21. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    I hope it is anyone but him. Bloomberg I’d give a 70% chance of winning versus 40% Bernie or Pete and 30% Liz or Amy.

    • Agree: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @snorlax
    Yes; there are an enormous amount of voters whose political thinking is more or less incoherent and will vote for a candidate on the basis that "he's moderate."

    From my own conversations this crowd is at least as enamored of Pete and, to a lesser extent, Amy as they are of Mike.

    Right now I'd rank the contenders' chances in the general as follows:

    1) Klobuchar
    2) Bloomberg
    3) Gabbard
    4) Buttigieg (would be #1 if he were straight)
    5) Biden, Sanders
    7) Steyer
    8) Warren
    , @nebulafox
    >He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    Dying breed. The average American voter is not moderate. The average voter has a weird mix of left and right wing views that shatter the Overton Window. The average voter is also a lot more easily persuaded in populist directions than moderate, managerial ones.

    States like Virginia are a done cause. Trump's route to victory lies in crushing the Rust Belt again.

    >I hope it is anyone but him.

    No. Trump wants Bloomberg. Not Sanders. Trump's strength is in being the antithesis of the traditional Republican. Bloomberg is going to nominate the same foreign policy "experts" who have caused such a mess. He's going to follow the same bland authoritarian corporatism that'll offshore your job, but make sure the right platitudes are voiced. Like Trump, he's got so many skeletons in the closet: but unlike Trump, he's got everything mainstream in American bending over him. It's the perfect setting.

    Trump's made it very hard for himself through his own policy actions: that's why Sanders is so dangerous for him. But if the Dems nominate Bloomberg, he can still pass himself off as a lesser evil.

  22. Can’t you see the 5D chess move? He’s appealing to the same demographic as the Orange man. Wutz not to like about a billionaire callin’ ’em like he sees ’em?

  23. He’d almost have a better chance running as a #NeverTrump Republican. I guess he’s just going to try to ride on Democrats’ desperate #VoteBlueNoMatterWho drive.

  24. If Based Bloomberg was not so hell bent on replacing me and my family with foreigners (and taking away my guns) I think I could get comfortable with the idea of putting him in charge.

    The big issue for Little Mike is whether he can ride these moments for all the press coverage they are worth, the way that Trump did in 2016. Trump brilliantly found ways of saying things that were true and baiting the press into proving that he was the only one with the sanity or the nerve to say what most know to be true. Bloomberg will have a much harder time doing that in his bid for the Democrats nomination. Then again, he has much more money than Trump.

  25. I would vote for that guy.

  26. Anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Everyone try not to notice Trump attacking Bloomborg from THE LEFT.

    Trump screams Mini Mike’s a raaaaaacist!

    Trump yells Mini Mike was too tough on criminals!

    ……

    Think maybe Trump can score points on leftist tranny insanity? NOPE. Trump is 1000% pro LGBT.

    Think maybe Trump can score points on affirmative action? NOPE. Trump says “I love affirmative action.”

    Think maybe he can score points on keeping cheap foreign labor out of stem jobs? NOPE. Trump signed off on the massive new H1b flood.

    Etc.

    Reality check: Trump has moved both parties to the left. He is campaigning as a liberal for 2020.

  27. The latest I’ve seen on Twitter is a 30 second spot presenting Trump as a bully. It’s probably very effective with the pussyhat wearing women whose heads exploded when HRC lost. It’s like it’s 2016, no forward movement at all.

    Meanwhile, Bloomie is running 30 second ads that consist entirely of recorded Obama complimenting him. Is Bloomberg paying Obama in the present, or just campaign contributions to O’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns?

  28. None of those Bloomberg videos matters. Not. One. Bit.

    Why?

    Because Democrats lock arms, unite, and stand behind their candidate, while Conservative, Inc. makes sure that it silences, destroys, or subverts any enemies to its right.

    Remember, there’s a reason why the Dems are the Evil Party and a reason why the GOP is the Stupid Party.

    • Replies: @captflee
    You are, I fear, all too right. The veracity of your assertion rings out for all to hear, like a ten penny nail struck hard by a greasy ball peen hammer.
  29. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    Eh, $61.8 billion can buy you a lot of friends that vote.

  30. @Hail
    What is the context of this video? Who is interviewing him? When?

    “What is the context of this video? Who is interviewing him? When?”

    Hail, it’s excerpted from a PBS interview Bloomberg gave when he was mayor, to promote his brown/black youth employment program. Bloomberg & Soros (George) each dumped $20M into the effort. (The excerpt was pulled @ ~2:45 mark.). Favorite is Bloomberg’s reference to “white nations” quip. As referenced/opposed to what, Cherokee?

    • Replies: @Hail
    Thanks; so it was Aug. 2011, about ten years after he was first elected in Nov. 2001.

    Speaking of which, the New York mayoral race is a curiously low-vote affair:

    Nov. 2001 New York mayor's race
    - Bloomberg, 745,000 votes [winner]
    - Mark J. Green, 709,000 votes.

    = 1,450,000 votes cast.

    How many eligible voters are there in the five boroughs? This seems like a very low turnout.

    Reelected in Nov. 2005 and Nov. 2009. Twelve full years in office (to end of 2013); this so-called anti-Black anti-Brown speech (actually just speaking slightly openly in a pro-Black/Brown initiative) was at the tail-end of his mayoral career.

  31. Michael Bloomberg has shown some common sense on race, political correctness and free speech.

    Trump supporters should point to Bloomberg’s virtues as a way to nudge Donald into actually fulfilling his campaign promise to build the wall (to shore up his base).

  32. Meanwhile, four years later, Bernie Sanders still can’t hold a stage from nutballs looking to crash. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-topless-protesters-nevada-rally

    I guess that’s what happens when you’re a socialist, just not the kind who puts troublemakers in the gulag. It’s safe to say he’s not going to have the force of will to stop Bloomberg.

  33. @Lot
    He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    I hope it is anyone but him. Bloomberg I’d give a 70% chance of winning versus 40% Bernie or Pete and 30% Liz or Amy.

    Yes; there are an enormous amount of voters whose political thinking is more or less incoherent and will vote for a candidate on the basis that “he’s moderate.”

    From my own conversations this crowd is at least as enamored of Pete and, to a lesser extent, Amy as they are of Mike.

    Right now I’d rank the contenders’ chances in the general as follows:

    1) Klobuchar
    2) Bloomberg
    3) Gabbard
    4) Buttigieg (would be #1 if he were straight)
    5) Biden, Sanders
    7) Steyer
    8) Warren

  34. @Jim Given
    Bloomberg's idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, "Mike Will Do It", by explaining what the meaning of the word "it" is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    Nah, I just told him to spend a lot of money.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/StudioCityPatch/status/1229868882753736704
  35. @danand

    “What is the context of this video? Who is interviewing him? When?”
     
    Hail, it’s excerpted from a PBS interview Bloomberg gave when he was mayor, to promote his brown/black youth employment program. Bloomberg & Soros (George) each dumped $20M into the effort. (The excerpt was pulled @ ~2:45 mark.). Favorite is Bloomberg’s reference to “white nations” quip. As referenced/opposed to what, Cherokee?

    https://youtu.be/4KX6swK-JoU

    Thanks; so it was Aug. 2011, about ten years after he was first elected in Nov. 2001.

    Speaking of which, the New York mayoral race is a curiously low-vote affair:

    Nov. 2001 New York mayor’s race
    – Bloomberg, 745,000 votes [winner]
    – Mark J. Green, 709,000 votes.

    = 1,450,000 votes cast.

    How many eligible voters are there in the five boroughs? This seems like a very low turnout.

    Reelected in Nov. 2005 and Nov. 2009. Twelve full years in office (to end of 2013); this so-called anti-Black anti-Brown speech (actually just speaking slightly openly in a pro-Black/Brown initiative) was at the tail-end of his mayoral career.

  36. Blacks and Hispanics should be taught in school how to behave if they want to get and hold a job. Having an “attitude” will not fly.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Blacks and Hispanics should be taught in school how to behave if they want to get and hold a job. Having an “attitude” will not fly.

     

    George Washington himself said that black "workers" had to be under observation at all times to make sure any work at all was to get done.

    Makes you wonder why he bothered to chase down his runaways. Oh, wait... they weren't his. They were Martha's.
    , @black sea
    Teenagers who are forward-looking enough to think about landing and advancing in a job after graduation aren't the ones with a serious attitude problem anyway.
  37. Charles Portis, RIP.

    I know he was old, but this one hit me hard.

    • Replies: @captflee
    Damn, that is indeed a loss to us all. Ave atque vale, Charlie! When shall we see his like again?
  38. @Clifford Brown
    Is Bloomberg the commenter Lot or Jack D?

    Both of those guys are against increased immigration, so I’d say neither.

    Plus it is really unlikely Bloomberg spends his spare time trying to decrease antisemitism on alt-right sites. I mean, the ROI for that’s pretty bad, and a guy like that thinks of nothing else.

    Sometimes, people actually believe what they say. Having Jewish ancestry does not automatically turn one into a raving SJW or ultra-Zionist, though watching the news I can see how one could think that. Stereotypes have some truth, but are rarely universally true.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    People of his vintage I assume would remember the John Lindsay era. Liberal or not the old NYC Jews just have no shared experience with the Ocasio-Cortezes
  39. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    I don’t think he’s quite as hopeless as you think. Sure he’ll lose all the blue-collar white people, but he could pick up lots of suburbanites and MBAs annoyed at Trump.

    That said it’s not a winning strategy–you lose more than you gain–unless there’s something I’ve missed. I’d like to see the polls, but they haven’t started including him yet. Of course, as we all know, those are hardly infallible…

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    He's not hopeless: he'd just make a perfect villain for any semi-competent and sufficiently ruthless propagandist. Listen to the guy. If you can't successfully strip the bark off him, you aren't cut out for the biz. You could hang him with his own words and actions, and unlike Trump, you can also bring in the fact that the media bends over him in a way that they'd condemn if the same thing happened in Eastern Europe. The possibilities are almost endless in which groups would respond positively to the right hatchet job against Bloomberg, even including black people.

    All it takes is imagination and an intuitive connection to what ordinary people think, something that Republican circles unfortunately lack.

    >I’d like to see the polls, but they haven’t started including him yet. Of course, as we all know, those are hardly infallible…

    Foreign media is useful here, given the penchant of the US press for opting for political manipulation over actually reporting news. Sanders is moderately ahead-think 25% vs. 20%. That's ideal. Sanders is winning, but not by so much as to make true, plausible divisiveness too difficult.

    What Trump needs is a Chicago '68 style situation: you get that by inflaming the Sanders crowd against Bloomberg as much as possible. And again, it should be comically easy, considering how the DNC is basically waiving all the rules for him. Doesn't take a genius to know this stuff.

  40. Seriously. This is Steve Sailer talking.

    Everyone is going batshit about that farm video here,

    https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/bloomberg-sparks-bipartisan-outrage-for-past-condescending-remarks-about-farmers-in-unearthed-2016-clip-ignorant-as-fck/

    which far from an insult to farmers today is exactly what Charles Murray and Steve Sailer have been saying.

    Bloomberg was talking about farming 300 years ago and yes, in that world just about anyone could be trained to farm and extra intelligence made no difference.

    America prospered because there were many smart people who were underemployed in farming. But that low hanging fruit has been picked!

    Fast forward to today. The good paying jobs of the future are for people who can think abstractly and here’s the kicker it’s not clear you can train people in that .

    That’s about as close to race realist as you’ll see a major politician get. At the very least it’s a rejection of both the standard liberal pap that the problem is “fixing the schools” and the standard conservative pap that the problem is bad families.

    Bloomberg is saying explicitly that we don’t know how to make low achievers high achievers.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    Enjoy this video from Millennial Farmer; watch as he pokes a stick in the dirt and puts a seed in it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNhxpOM1P1k

    Skip to 1:40 to see how to program your planting stick.
    , @Kratoklastes

    The good paying jobs of the future are for people who can think abstractly and here’s the kicker it’s not clear you can train people in that
     
    That is a key point that is hard for a lot of people to process. In the teeeeeensy tiny fragment of time that we've had to work out what abstraction is useful for, it still seems kinda ephemeral - so it's still hard to see how it'll eventually be as common as USB ports.

    "It's not clear you can train people in that" is about the right level of uncertainty, too - especially given that as at CurrentYear, most of the people who are good at abstract thinking are
    (a) not good pedagogues; and
    (b) expensive to incentivise to waste time trying to train others.

    In ten years though? It'll be a one-liner in a script on github(-equivalent) -


    import abstractability
     
    I'm assuming that I get to name the Python(-equivalent) module. 'Abstractability' is another in my almost-endless list of attempted-neologisms-that-already-exist, along with 'quantrarian' and 'randomocracy' (Wikipedia rejected an article of that title describing Sortition as a political system, on the basis that Randomocracy was a neologism... I subsequently found out that it was the title of a piece of legislation and a book, both 20 years old). I have 'quantarchy', though - "rule by the highly-numerate"... very aspirational, although that displeases me.

    When I'm half-drunk I get all techno-utopian (in the Drexler/Kurzweil sense), and forget that we're probably all fucked because political parasites are total irremediable cunts and will try to weaponise everything and will fuck shit up. Those cunts couldn't do "abstract" if you shoved Moïche Chagalov up their arseholes. (Chagall was a pretty good-looking rooster in his day... gotta be said).

    And yes... I'm half-drunk.

  41. @Unladen Swallow
    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?

    Money and propaganda can go a long way in making people forget the past.

  42. @dvorak

    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?
     
    Do you understand how much walking-around money can come out of Bloomberg's self-funding, entirely legal pocket?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_money

    Do you understand how much walking-around money can come out of Bloomberg’s self-funding, entirely legal pocket?

    Mike Bloomberg wants to buy the election with his money.

    Bernie Sanders wants to buy the election with your money.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin, Hibernian
  43. @Jim Given
    Bloomberg's idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, "Mike Will Do It", by explaining what the meaning of the word "it" is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    That’s precisely why it’s objectively a great slogan. “Mike will do it” is great because “it” means whatever you want it to mean.

    Just like Make America Great Again—means whatever you want it to.

    Mental erasers are powerful advertising 🙂 Learn from the pros.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    "Mike will do it” is great because “it” means whatever you want it to mean.
     
    Will Mike waste a couple billion dollars?
    Will Mike split the Democratic party?
    Will Mike get Trump reelected?

    All questions answered in the affirmative: whatever it is, Mike will do it.
  44. anon[292] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Given
    Bloomberg's idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, "Mike Will Do It", by explaining what the meaning of the word "it" is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    No. Because that’s not Bloomberg’s slogan. Try using Google, it can help. Oh, heck, I’ll do it for you.

    Plus Sanders new slogan:

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The slogan I came up with for Mr. Bloomberg is: "Let's get Mikey. He hates everything!"
    , @The Last Real Calvinist
    'Mike will get it done' sets off an unfortunate resonance with the TV show/slogan closely associated with British pervert Jimmy Savile, i.e. Jim'll fix it.
    , @Curle
    Reminds me of this guy, Jimmie Savile, a notorious British sex offender.






















    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/05/article-0-00387F4B00000258-188_306x423.jpg
  45. Bloomberg’s campaign is the most interesting social science experiment of my lifetime.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    The social experiment into triggering reactions via soundbites and half-second images flashed on screens has been going on for some time now.
    As in:

    Wow these Bloomberg videos just keep getting worse don’t they.
     
    Actually, no. But that's the idea you are supposed to soak up like a sponge, then move on to the next tweet.
  46. @Paul
    Blacks and Hispanics should be taught in school how to behave if they want to get and hold a job. Having an "attitude" will not fly.

    Blacks and Hispanics should be taught in school how to behave if they want to get and hold a job. Having an “attitude” will not fly.

    George Washington himself said that black “workers” had to be under observation at all times to make sure any work at all was to get done.

    Makes you wonder why he bothered to chase down his runaways. Oh, wait… they weren’t his. They were Martha’s.

  47. @Paul
    Blacks and Hispanics should be taught in school how to behave if they want to get and hold a job. Having an "attitude" will not fly.

    Teenagers who are forward-looking enough to think about landing and advancing in a job after graduation aren’t the ones with a serious attitude problem anyway.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  48. @anon
    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    No. Because that's not Bloomberg's slogan. Try using Google, it can help. Oh, heck, I'll do it for you.

    https://jesusdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mike-will-get-it-done-ad.jpeg
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/Nightline/abc_ntl_frisk_130501_wg.jpg


    Plus Sanders new slogan:

    https://i.redd.it/jzbropazzdh41.jpg

    The slogan I came up with for Mr. Bloomberg is: “Let’s get Mikey. He hates everything!”

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    LOL.
  49. Bloomberg’s student debt plan got leaked tonight 12 hours early. Main point: Mike wants to cap Income-Driven Repayment forgiveness at $57,000 after 20 years.

    https://theintercept.com/2020/02/17/bloomberg-higher-education-plan-a-modest-approach-heavy-on-workforce-development/

    The Bloomberg forgiveness provision, instead of wiping out all remaining federal student loans after 20 years of income-driven repayments, as is current law, would cap the amount that would qualify for forgiveness at $57,000. This would leave many borrowers in income-driven repayment plans with just as much debt or more than what they first started with. Though his plan also reduces the monthly repayment amount to 5 percent of discretionary income, down from the current 10 percent, it’s still significantly less generous than current law to a significant portion of the estimated 8 million borrowers who rely on income-based repayment plans to pay off their student loans.

    I guess he’s definitely not playing for the millennial Bernie vote. Pretty edgy to take the position “we’re doing too much to relieve student loan borrowers.”

    The Bloomberg plan is scheduled for public release at 9 a.m. on Tuesday but was leaked to a rival campaign by multiple Bloomberg staffers, which then provided it to The Intercept. (Bloomberg may be able to hire thousands of party operatives, but he apparently can’t buy all of their loyalty.)

    LOL. I’m guessing said staffers probably were counting on eventually paying off their loans.

  50. @Jim Given
    Bloomberg's idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, "Mike Will Do It", by explaining what the meaning of the word "it" is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    This feels like the setup to a cheesy horror story where a wealthy businessman runs for President promising to “get it done,” then once he’s elected “it” turns out to be summoning Cthulhu or something.

  51. @John Redcorn
    Seriously. This is Steve Sailer talking.

    Everyone is going batshit about that farm video here,

    https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/bloomberg-sparks-bipartisan-outrage-for-past-condescending-remarks-about-farmers-in-unearthed-2016-clip-ignorant-as-fck/

    which far from an insult to farmers today is exactly what Charles Murray and Steve Sailer have been saying.

    Bloomberg was talking about farming 300 years ago and yes, in that world just about anyone could be trained to farm and extra intelligence made no difference.

    America prospered because there were many smart people who were underemployed in farming. But that low hanging fruit has been picked!

    Fast forward to today. The good paying jobs of the future are for people who can think abstractly and here's the kicker it's not clear you can train people in that .

    That's about as close to race realist as you'll see a major politician get. At the very least it's a rejection of both the standard liberal pap that the problem is "fixing the schools" and the standard conservative pap that the problem is bad families.

    Bloomberg is saying explicitly that we don't know how to make low achievers high achievers.

    Enjoy this video from Millennial Farmer; watch as he pokes a stick in the dirt and puts a seed in it.

    Skip to 1:40 to see how to program your planting stick.

    • Thanks: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @M_Young
    Spencer, Richard B

    "
    Richard ❄️ Spencer
    @RichardBSpencer
    ·
    Feb 12
    While I was editing Steve Sailer articles in Takimag in 2008, I never knew that none other than Mike Bloomberg was reading them.
    Quote Tweet
    "
  52. Anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Bloomborg much less likely to cuck like a bitch the way Trump does to Pentagon, McConnell, Israel lobby (Adelson, Singer).

    Also re disgusting criminal Wall St… there is something called the Bloomberg terminal. It is the device ALL traders use like crack.

    So Bloomborg already pwns Wall Street. Wall St is actually Bloomborg’s bitch. Zero cucking to them. Without the Bloomberg terminal the traders are dead.

    Bloomborg will give Wall St a vicious bear market and they will learn to eat the shit sandwich and ask for more. Bloomborg literally pwns every big bank every second of everyday thru the Bloomberg terminal. Jamie Dimon and the rest of the high finance skunks beat Trump like a drum but Bloomborg is their whoremaster.

    • Replies: @dcthrowback
    trump felt he had to cuck b/c of russian collusion allegations + impeachment + closest (((advisors))). in rtn he got adelson/singer support money to the GOP senators.

    Trump also gave the GOP their tax cuts first w/o getting his wall because he thought the GOPe would operate in good faith. "you f**ked up, you trusted us".
    , @Nicholas Stix
    Don't understand it;
    It sounds like a science fiction movie (and I'm not a fan);
    But I love it!

    Please, may I have some more?
  53. @anon
    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    No. Because that's not Bloomberg's slogan. Try using Google, it can help. Oh, heck, I'll do it for you.

    https://jesusdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mike-will-get-it-done-ad.jpeg
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/Nightline/abc_ntl_frisk_130501_wg.jpg


    Plus Sanders new slogan:

    https://i.redd.it/jzbropazzdh41.jpg

    ‘Mike will get it done’ sets off an unfortunate resonance with the TV show/slogan closely associated with British pervert Jimmy Savile, i.e. Jim’ll fix it.

    • Replies: @anon
    lol

    http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/56363000/jpg/_56363682_medal.jpg
  54. @Jim Given
    Bloomberg's idea man? Really!?

    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, "Mike Will Do It", by explaining what the meaning of the word "it" is?

    Did you boost him into the stratosphere by floating the possibility of making *Hillary* his VP? (I thought the Sanders campaign had started that rumor.)

    Mr. Given, you are saying that Mike will do it with Hillary. Blind me now, just in case the tape leaks.

  55. @The Last Real Calvinist
    'Mike will get it done' sets off an unfortunate resonance with the TV show/slogan closely associated with British pervert Jimmy Savile, i.e. Jim'll fix it.

    lol

  56. @Change that Matters
    Bloomberg's campaign is the most interesting social science experiment of my lifetime.

    The social experiment into triggering reactions via soundbites and half-second images flashed on screens has been going on for some time now.
    As in:

    Wow these Bloomberg videos just keep getting worse don’t they.

    Actually, no. But that’s the idea you are supposed to soak up like a sponge, then move on to the next tweet.

  57. @Steve Sailer
    The slogan I came up with for Mr. Bloomberg is: "Let's get Mikey. He hates everything!"

    LOL.

  58. @John Redcorn
    That's precisely why it's objectively a great slogan. "Mike will do it" is great because "it" means whatever you want it to mean.

    Just like Make America Great Again---means whatever you want it to.

    Mental erasers are powerful advertising :) Learn from the pros.

    “Mike will do it” is great because “it” means whatever you want it to mean.

    Will Mike waste a couple billion dollars?
    Will Mike split the Democratic party?
    Will Mike get Trump reelected?

    All questions answered in the affirmative: whatever it is, Mike will do it.

  59. @Bragadocious
    David Duke as running mate! Then he can bring on Fred Reed as Chief of Staff.

    Nah Reed would either be Sec of State of Sec of Agriculture.

  60. @Flip
    I bet he’s going to be the next president.

    Actually his tough-mindedness is appealing. Maybe he’d stand up to the defense contractors and the racial grievance lobby. Trump is spending us into oblivion.

    There’s tough minded and there’s being too stupid to not understand what you’re talking about. His comment about farmers shows he thinks he’s the most intelligent person ever. He’s your typical New York denizen. Nothing outside of the major world cosmopolitan centers are relevant. I mean if you don’t have that Thai-Afghan fusion restaurant on the corner, you’re irrelevant.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?
  61. @CAL2
    There's tough minded and there's being too stupid to not understand what you're talking about. His comment about farmers shows he thinks he's the most intelligent person ever. He's your typical New York denizen. Nothing outside of the major world cosmopolitan centers are relevant. I mean if you don't have that Thai-Afghan fusion restaurant on the corner, you're irrelevant.

    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?
     
    There's a "book" by a BigLaw Partner Fred Rich entitled [i]Christian Nation[/i] which got appropriate treatment on Autoadmit.

    In the book, which was written as dystopian warning in which President McCain is elected but dies shortly and President Palin takes the office, there is a "siege of Manhattan" wherein the Federal forces under the leadership of Palin have surrounded the godless denizens of that Island and cut off supplies, including food. The Manhattanites in Rich's telling are rallied by the "doyenne of urban farming" (who is a real person Rich admires) to plant crops in sidewalk cracks and curbs. Yes, you have that correct - the plan is to create a sufficient subsistence of food crops in sidewalk cracks to feed the population of Manhattan under siege.

    I think what this describes is that while undoubtedly Bloomberg - and Rich - are smart in certain narrow metrics, their smarts don't extend much beyond the narrow cast of what they're smart about and what interests them. Clearly, how food is made never interested either Bloomberg of Rich, and their extravagant ignorance is on display.
    , @Yngvar
    "So when Napoleon conquered Europe it was all him, he didn't even bring with him his own cook?" -- European saying

    Bloomberg is smart enough to find the managers that can hire the right engineers.

    , @Sparkon
    I've been trying to ignore this guy Mike Bloomberg, who is another climate alarmist, former UN climate envoy, and part of the Green Blob of misguided zealots demonizing coal and calling for "100% Clean Power," just like fellow watermelon Bernie Sanders. Alas, you asked the question, and I had to check it out, resulting in this surprisingly long comment.

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it's a tough nut to crack for some of Steve's commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.

    So how did Bloomberg make his money? According to his Wikipedia article, one of Bloomberg's early successes was constructing the bluejay's team mascot for John Hopkins University, where he graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in 1964. He got his MBA at Harvard in 1966, and was a general partner at Salomon Bros. from '73-'81.

    Using $10 million in equity that came with his pink slip when Salomon was bought out by Philbro Corp. (?), Bloomberg set up Innovative Market Systems, later Bloomberg L.P. which designed and developed the Bloomberg Terminal.

    The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in the financial service sector and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform.

    The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network. It is well known among the financial community for its black interface...
     
    Just in time for Ivan Boesky and optimized for insider trading, say what? How smart is that?

    Bloomberg Terminals are leased two years at a time for $20-25 grand a year. By October 2016, 325,000 users had Bloomberg Terminal subscriptions. Wikipedia says "the company earned approximately $10 billion in 2018."

    He reportedly said if his Bloomberg terminals could provide oral sex, it would put female employees out of work. Bloomberg has since explained the comments as "borscht belt jokes".
     
    Getting back to Salomon Brothers, where Bloomberg's professional career got its start, doesn't that name ring another bell, or three?

    BEFORE it moves into a new office tower in downtown Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, the brokerage firm, intends to spend nearly two years and more than $200 million cutting out floors, adding elevators, reinforcing steel girders, upgrading power supplies and making other improvements in its million square feet of space.

    The work, which began last month at Seven World Trade Center, reflects both the adaptability of steel-framed towers and the extraordinary importance of fail-safe computer and telephone systems for the brokerage industry. According to many real estate experts, no company has ever made such extensive alterations to a new office building in Manhattan.
    [...]
    After the girders are cut into sections small enough to fit into a construction elevator they will be sold as scrap for about 4 cents a pound.

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/19/realestate/commercial-property-salomon-solution-building-within-building-cost-200-million.html

    Of course it's merely a coincidence and there could be no relationship between the Salomon Brothers building and King Solomon's Temple, and I suppose you'd have to be a real conspiracy theorist to see anything suspicious about all those structural modifications to WTC Building 7, which fell down for no apparent reason on Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001, but let's cut to the chase:

    How much gold was really being stored beneath the WTC before 9/11? Why did Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of England, notify NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani that he was being made Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on the very day a publicized operation began in late October 2001, led by the mayor himself, to recover $230 million in gold bars from vaults beneath the blown-apart WTC? With $230 million in gold bars recovered from its vaults, how did Bank of Nova Scotia still manage to lose $200 million?

    In any event, on Jan. 1, 2002, Mike Bloomberg took over as Mayor of NYC from Rudy Giuliani.
  62. Anonymous[222] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    On second listening you realize that he really isn't saying anything there: it's just a long nominative phrase with no verb. Is it the object or subject of a sentence? Who knows? Nice editing, and extra credit for no information about the source.

    The only place where it maybe gets dicey maybe is when he says they "don't know how to behave in the workplace," which maybe gets into the "bad culture" area that is taboo.

    Otherwise the rest of it could be something a black activist could be saying in a context like, "Our community has been ravaged by poverty, and we need to help that "cohort of black and Hispanic young men, aged 15 to 24, who don't have jobs, don't have prospects ...."

    Boomerberg now struggles with the patented “pre-gaffe” net thrown on him by the Soledad O’Briens of the world, these aggrieved-by-design professional exotics who historically did the Clintons’ bidding (though not here, since Boomer has somehow become the stalking horse for Hillary). There are 2 modes of discourse, and in this one if you try to defend yourself by using the embargoed hatefacts analytically you only heap more dirt on your own grave. The best way to recut this clip now would be, a bemoaning of blacks/Latinos lacking the skill set to be suitable agents provocateur manufacturing fights at Bernie campaign events– that is still a job exclusively for the credibly-in-grad-school 35 y.o. white Stuermers

  63. @SFG
    Both of those guys are against increased immigration, so I'd say neither.

    Plus it is really unlikely Bloomberg spends his spare time trying to decrease antisemitism on alt-right sites. I mean, the ROI for that's pretty bad, and a guy like that thinks of nothing else.

    Sometimes, people actually believe what they say. Having Jewish ancestry does not automatically turn one into a raving SJW or ultra-Zionist, though watching the news I can see how one could think that. Stereotypes have some truth, but are rarely universally true.

    People of his vintage I assume would remember the John Lindsay era. Liberal or not the old NYC Jews just have no shared experience with the Ocasio-Cortezes

  64. @nebulafox
    Christ, when I think of what I could do with this guy if I were in charge of Trump's PR team... he's perfect. Absolutely perfect. Absolutely emblematic of everything-literally everything-about our elites that voters despise, above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism.

    I would have so much fun going up against him, I swear.

    “…above all their barely veiled increasing penchant for authoritarianism”

    Enormous wealth and authoritarianism seems to go hand-in-hand. They love to wield power, and power is the main reason Trump sought the presidency (see the most recent piece in Politico about how Trump wants to centralize even more authority within the Executive Department). And the love of power is what motivates his wannabe successor.

    We are on our way to becoming an authoritarian plutocracy. And that’s downright scary.

  65. NYC’s crime situation is decaying rapidly now under DeBlasio — with aggressive ATM panhandlers and squeegee men reportedly making a comeback. This should make Bloomie’s mayoralty look good by comparison, except that “crime prevention” is a negative concept in Demworld.

    He’s far and away the most qualified and experienced among the Dems’ ludicrous field, but I still say the officious little schmuck is toast once people actually get a load of him in actual debates and public appearances. He’s already had to apologize more in four weeks than Trump has had to — never, I don’t think — in four years.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Trump did apologize for the Access Hollywood tape. But IIRC that's pretty much it.
  66. @Steve Sailer
    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?

    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?

    There’s a “book” by a BigLaw Partner Fred Rich entitled [i]Christian Nation[/i] which got appropriate treatment on Autoadmit.

    In the book, which was written as dystopian warning in which President McCain is elected but dies shortly and President Palin takes the office, there is a “siege of Manhattan” wherein the Federal forces under the leadership of Palin have surrounded the godless denizens of that Island and cut off supplies, including food. The Manhattanites in Rich’s telling are rallied by the “doyenne of urban farming” (who is a real person Rich admires) to plant crops in sidewalk cracks and curbs. Yes, you have that correct – the plan is to create a sufficient subsistence of food crops in sidewalk cracks to feed the population of Manhattan under siege.

    I think what this describes is that while undoubtedly Bloomberg – and Rich – are smart in certain narrow metrics, their smarts don’t extend much beyond the narrow cast of what they’re smart about and what interests them. Clearly, how food is made never interested either Bloomberg of Rich, and their extravagant ignorance is on display.

    • LOL: Thomas, snorlax
  67. @Unladen Swallow
    Did he forget doing all these interviews? It seems unlikely. Or does he not realize all these things are now heresy to the Democratic Party? Is he moving to the center long before the convention?

    Simple: He believes money conquers all.

  68. @Anonymous
    Bloomborg much less likely to cuck like a bitch the way Trump does to Pentagon, McConnell, Israel lobby (Adelson, Singer).

    Also re disgusting criminal Wall St... there is something called the Bloomberg terminal. It is the device ALL traders use like crack.

    So Bloomborg already pwns Wall Street. Wall St is actually Bloomborg's bitch. Zero cucking to them. Without the Bloomberg terminal the traders are dead.

    Bloomborg will give Wall St a vicious bear market and they will learn to eat the shit sandwich and ask for more. Bloomborg literally pwns every big bank every second of everyday thru the Bloomberg terminal. Jamie Dimon and the rest of the high finance skunks beat Trump like a drum but Bloomborg is their whoremaster.

    trump felt he had to cuck b/c of russian collusion allegations + impeachment + closest (((advisors))). in rtn he got adelson/singer support money to the GOP senators.

    Trump also gave the GOP their tax cuts first w/o getting his wall because he thought the GOPe would operate in good faith. “you f**ked up, you trusted us”.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    He didn’t get the wall because they gestapo’ed Stone then went on TV to explicitly say Trump jr. was next. He caved that day.
  69. VP Pence showing signs of life!

    Say what you will about Trump, but the man knows good PR.

    His entire Daytona 500 weekend was an absolute masterpiece of PR on every level.

  70. @newrouter
    The Soda Jerk is ok with me. Look what he is doing to the Democrat party:

    Bloomberg is buying up so many campaign operatives that down-ballot Dem campaigns unable to find staff

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/bloomberg_is_buying_up_so_many_campaign_operatives_that_downballot_dem_campaigns_unable_to_find_staff.html

    Bloomberg may be hiring all the pro seasoned ones, but I really doubt there will be any shortage of volunteers for the other campaigns. It all boils down to commitment, see: Bernie bros.

  71. @Steve Sailer
    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?

    “So when Napoleon conquered Europe it was all him, he didn’t even bring with him his own cook?” — European saying

    Bloomberg is smart enough to find the managers that can hire the right engineers.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    We’ll see about that. That big D has a way of making supposed smart people act pretty stupid.
  72. @Steve Sailer
    Bloomberg has made himself $60 billion. Perhaps he really is smart?

    I‘ve been trying to ignore this guy Mike Bloomberg, who is another climate alarmist, former UN climate envoy, and part of the Green Blob of misguided zealots demonizing coal and calling for “100% Clean Power,” just like fellow watermelon Bernie Sanders. Alas, you asked the question, and I had to check it out, resulting in this surprisingly long comment.

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it’s a tough nut to crack for some of Steve’s commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.

    So how did Bloomberg make his money? According to his Wikipedia article, one of Bloomberg’s early successes was constructing the bluejay’s team mascot for John Hopkins University, where he graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in 1964. He got his MBA at Harvard in 1966, and was a general partner at Salomon Bros. from ’73-’81.

    [MORE]

    Using $10 million in equity that came with his pink slip when Salomon was bought out by Philbro Corp. (?), Bloomberg set up Innovative Market Systems, later Bloomberg L.P. which designed and developed the Bloomberg Terminal.

    The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in the financial service sector and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform.

    The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network. It is well known among the financial community for its black interface…

    Just in time for Ivan Boesky and optimized for insider trading, say what? How smart is that?

    Bloomberg Terminals are leased two years at a time for $20-25 grand a year. By October 2016, 325,000 users had Bloomberg Terminal subscriptions. Wikipedia says “the company earned approximately $10 billion in 2018.”

    He reportedly said if his Bloomberg terminals could provide oral sex, it would put female employees out of work. Bloomberg has since explained the comments as “borscht belt jokes”.

    Getting back to Salomon Brothers, where Bloomberg’s professional career got its start, doesn’t that name ring another bell, or three?

    BEFORE it moves into a new office tower in downtown Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, the brokerage firm, intends to spend nearly two years and more than $200 million cutting out floors, adding elevators, reinforcing steel girders, upgrading power supplies and making other improvements in its million square feet of space.

    The work, which began last month at Seven World Trade Center, reflects both the adaptability of steel-framed towers and the extraordinary importance of fail-safe computer and telephone systems for the brokerage industry. According to many real estate experts, no company has ever made such extensive alterations to a new office building in Manhattan.
    […]
    After the girders are cut into sections small enough to fit into a construction elevator they will be sold as scrap for about 4 cents a pound.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/19/realestate/commercial-property-salomon-solution-building-within-building-cost-200-million.html

    Of course it’s merely a coincidence and there could be no relationship between the Salomon Brothers building and King Solomon’s Temple, and I suppose you’d have to be a real conspiracy theorist to see anything suspicious about all those structural modifications to WTC Building 7, which fell down for no apparent reason on Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001, but let’s cut to the chase:

    How much gold was really being stored beneath the WTC before 9/11? Why did Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of England, notify NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani that he was being made Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on the very day a publicized operation began in late October 2001, led by the mayor himself, to recover $230 million in gold bars from vaults beneath the blown-apart WTC? With $230 million in gold bars recovered from its vaults, how did Bank of Nova Scotia still manage to lose $200 million?

    In any event, on Jan. 1, 2002, Mike Bloomberg took over as Mayor of NYC from Rudy Giuliani.

    • Replies: @Hail

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it’s a tough nut to crack for some of Steve’s commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.
     
    I believe generations are useful concepts but also that they have fuzzy borders (i.e., that it is not astrology).

    Is Bloomberg's personal outlook more like the late-1940s-early-1950s-born "classic" Baby Boomers, or more like the b.1930s set (pre-Boomers)? I don't know enough about Bloomberg to say.

    Imagine
    1.) a typical b.1934 US man
    2.) a typical b.1952 US man

    And now 3.) don't imagine but take the real Mike Bloomberg, who was born right between them; which is he more like?

  73. @Known Fact
    NYC's crime situation is decaying rapidly now under DeBlasio -- with aggressive ATM panhandlers and squeegee men reportedly making a comeback. This should make Bloomie's mayoralty look good by comparison, except that "crime prevention" is a negative concept in Demworld.

    He's far and away the most qualified and experienced among the Dems' ludicrous field, but I still say the officious little schmuck is toast once people actually get a load of him in actual debates and public appearances. He's already had to apologize more in four weeks than Trump has had to -- never, I don't think -- in four years.

    Trump did apologize for the Access Hollywood tape. But IIRC that’s pretty much it.

  74. @Vinceg
    He made these statements hen he was as a republican

    This is how miry shuts nen tbibh

    Did you know that California has apologies brother Japanese internment

    Dang it feels good to be progressive

    Black men are crav d by white Titus fur sexual pleasure

    LOL, nice parody of Tiny Duck who in turn, does parodies of SJW POC’s.
    However I want to caution anyone to not try and do a parody of someone doing a parody of TD doing parodies. That might put too much stress on the fabric of space/time and warp us all into some weird alternate universe.
    Oh wait, now that I think about it, it appears that has already happened. Ok, go ahead and give it a try then. Maybe someone can randomly warp us back into a normal universe with no drag queen story hours and all the rest of it.

  75. @Auntie Analogue
    None of those Bloomberg videos matters. Not. One. Bit.

    Why?

    Because Democrats lock arms, unite, and stand behind their candidate, while Conservative, Inc. makes sure that it silences, destroys, or subverts any enemies to its right.

    Remember, there's a reason why the Dems are the Evil Party and a reason why the GOP is the Stupid Party.

    You are, I fear, all too right. The veracity of your assertion rings out for all to hear, like a ten penny nail struck hard by a greasy ball peen hammer.

  76. Bloomberg is scum. He will eat us for breakfast. Why doesn’t anybody notice how he talks? I didn’t know you all were so politically correct.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    I feel ya man…….us 94 year old corn farmers are f**ked.
  77. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    Charles Portis, RIP.

    I know he was old, but this one hit me hard.

    Damn, that is indeed a loss to us all. Ave atque vale, Charlie! When shall we see his like again?

  78. @Sparkon
    I've been trying to ignore this guy Mike Bloomberg, who is another climate alarmist, former UN climate envoy, and part of the Green Blob of misguided zealots demonizing coal and calling for "100% Clean Power," just like fellow watermelon Bernie Sanders. Alas, you asked the question, and I had to check it out, resulting in this surprisingly long comment.

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it's a tough nut to crack for some of Steve's commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.

    So how did Bloomberg make his money? According to his Wikipedia article, one of Bloomberg's early successes was constructing the bluejay's team mascot for John Hopkins University, where he graduated with a BS in electrical engineering in 1964. He got his MBA at Harvard in 1966, and was a general partner at Salomon Bros. from '73-'81.

    Using $10 million in equity that came with his pink slip when Salomon was bought out by Philbro Corp. (?), Bloomberg set up Innovative Market Systems, later Bloomberg L.P. which designed and developed the Bloomberg Terminal.

    The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system provided by the financial data vendor Bloomberg L.P. that enables professionals in the financial service sector and other industries to access the Bloomberg Professional service through which users can monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on the electronic trading platform.

    The system also provides news, price quotes, and messaging across its proprietary secure network. It is well known among the financial community for its black interface...
     
    Just in time for Ivan Boesky and optimized for insider trading, say what? How smart is that?

    Bloomberg Terminals are leased two years at a time for $20-25 grand a year. By October 2016, 325,000 users had Bloomberg Terminal subscriptions. Wikipedia says "the company earned approximately $10 billion in 2018."

    He reportedly said if his Bloomberg terminals could provide oral sex, it would put female employees out of work. Bloomberg has since explained the comments as "borscht belt jokes".
     
    Getting back to Salomon Brothers, where Bloomberg's professional career got its start, doesn't that name ring another bell, or three?

    BEFORE it moves into a new office tower in downtown Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, the brokerage firm, intends to spend nearly two years and more than $200 million cutting out floors, adding elevators, reinforcing steel girders, upgrading power supplies and making other improvements in its million square feet of space.

    The work, which began last month at Seven World Trade Center, reflects both the adaptability of steel-framed towers and the extraordinary importance of fail-safe computer and telephone systems for the brokerage industry. According to many real estate experts, no company has ever made such extensive alterations to a new office building in Manhattan.
    [...]
    After the girders are cut into sections small enough to fit into a construction elevator they will be sold as scrap for about 4 cents a pound.

     

    https://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/19/realestate/commercial-property-salomon-solution-building-within-building-cost-200-million.html

    Of course it's merely a coincidence and there could be no relationship between the Salomon Brothers building and King Solomon's Temple, and I suppose you'd have to be a real conspiracy theorist to see anything suspicious about all those structural modifications to WTC Building 7, which fell down for no apparent reason on Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001, but let's cut to the chase:

    How much gold was really being stored beneath the WTC before 9/11? Why did Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II, Queen of England, notify NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani that he was being made Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on the very day a publicized operation began in late October 2001, led by the mayor himself, to recover $230 million in gold bars from vaults beneath the blown-apart WTC? With $230 million in gold bars recovered from its vaults, how did Bank of Nova Scotia still manage to lose $200 million?

    In any event, on Jan. 1, 2002, Mike Bloomberg took over as Mayor of NYC from Rudy Giuliani.

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it’s a tough nut to crack for some of Steve’s commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.

    I believe generations are useful concepts but also that they have fuzzy borders (i.e., that it is not astrology).

    Is Bloomberg’s personal outlook more like the late-1940s-early-1950s-born “classic” Baby Boomers, or more like the b.1930s set (pre-Boomers)? I don’t know enough about Bloomberg to say.

    Imagine
    1.) a typical b.1934 US man
    2.) a typical b.1952 US man

    And now 3.) don’t imagine but take the real Mike Bloomberg, who was born right between them; which is he more like?

    • Replies: @Sparkon
    So you ignored everything Sailer hid behind the [MORE] curtain to ask this idiotic question?

    Baby Boomers were born after WWII, not before WWII, or during WWII. There is nothing fuzzy about it except for the airspace between the ears of some of the commenters here.
  79. @Hail

    Bloomberg was born on Valentines Day in 1942. I know it’s a tough nut to crack for some of Steve’s commenters, but to be a Baby Boomer, one had to have been born after WWII, which ended, more or less, in 1945.
     
    I believe generations are useful concepts but also that they have fuzzy borders (i.e., that it is not astrology).

    Is Bloomberg's personal outlook more like the late-1940s-early-1950s-born "classic" Baby Boomers, or more like the b.1930s set (pre-Boomers)? I don't know enough about Bloomberg to say.

    Imagine
    1.) a typical b.1934 US man
    2.) a typical b.1952 US man

    And now 3.) don't imagine but take the real Mike Bloomberg, who was born right between them; which is he more like?

    So you ignored everything Sailer hid behind the [MORE] curtain to ask this idiotic question?

    Baby Boomers were born after WWII, not before WWII, or during WWII. There is nothing fuzzy about it except for the airspace between the ears of some of the commenters here.

  80. @J1234
    And to think that just a few days ago I perceived Mike's candidacy as a potential threat.

    Still is. Progtardism has always been bullshit. He’s just taking off the sheep’s clothing.

  81. @Yngvar
    "So when Napoleon conquered Europe it was all him, he didn't even bring with him his own cook?" -- European saying

    Bloomberg is smart enough to find the managers that can hire the right engineers.

    We’ll see about that. That big D has a way of making supposed smart people act pretty stupid.

  82. @dcthrowback
    trump felt he had to cuck b/c of russian collusion allegations + impeachment + closest (((advisors))). in rtn he got adelson/singer support money to the GOP senators.

    Trump also gave the GOP their tax cuts first w/o getting his wall because he thought the GOPe would operate in good faith. "you f**ked up, you trusted us".

    He didn’t get the wall because they gestapo’ed Stone then went on TV to explicitly say Trump jr. was next. He caved that day.

  83. Here is an unaltered 4chan OP post. It’s making all the same mistakes David Brock’s CTR spam raids made years ago. See if you can spot the errors:

    Hi dudes,

    I was so sure that Trump was going to win in the next election during these dumb democrat debates, and I wrote off Bloomberg as a joke but now I am seriously concerned. Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign seems to be gathering a storm of support and he is now leading in the polls behind Sanders.

    Bloomberg appeals to both liberal democrats and centrists as well as some republicans. Im really scared Trump’s gonna end up with only one term and having to congratulate Bloomberg on a victory.

    https://www.thewrap.com/mike-bloomberg-2020-hollywood-president-trump/

    Is there anything our main man Trump can do to stop this little man from taking his spot as president?

  84. @obwandiyag
    Bloomberg is scum. He will eat us for breakfast. Why doesn't anybody notice how he talks? I didn't know you all were so politically correct.

    I feel ya man…….us 94 year old corn farmers are f**ked.

  85. @Anon
    On second listening you realize that he really isn't saying anything there: it's just a long nominative phrase with no verb. Is it the object or subject of a sentence? Who knows? Nice editing, and extra credit for no information about the source.

    The only place where it maybe gets dicey maybe is when he says they "don't know how to behave in the workplace," which maybe gets into the "bad culture" area that is taboo.

    Otherwise the rest of it could be something a black activist could be saying in a context like, "Our community has been ravaged by poverty, and we need to help that "cohort of black and Hispanic young men, aged 15 to 24, who don't have jobs, don't have prospects ...."

    The only place where it maybe gets dicey maybe is when he says they “don’t know how to behave in the workplace,” which maybe gets into the “bad culture” area that is taboo.

    I believe Bloomberg could have been much more dicey, truthful and accurate if he said they (blacks), “don’t know how to behave in the home, neighborhood, schools, restaurants, planes, trains or any public venue for that matter” in addition to using the word “workplace.”

  86. @Anonymous
    Bloomborg much less likely to cuck like a bitch the way Trump does to Pentagon, McConnell, Israel lobby (Adelson, Singer).

    Also re disgusting criminal Wall St... there is something called the Bloomberg terminal. It is the device ALL traders use like crack.

    So Bloomborg already pwns Wall Street. Wall St is actually Bloomborg's bitch. Zero cucking to them. Without the Bloomberg terminal the traders are dead.

    Bloomborg will give Wall St a vicious bear market and they will learn to eat the shit sandwich and ask for more. Bloomborg literally pwns every big bank every second of everyday thru the Bloomberg terminal. Jamie Dimon and the rest of the high finance skunks beat Trump like a drum but Bloomborg is their whoremaster.

    Don’t understand it;
    It sounds like a science fiction movie (and I’m not a fan);
    But I love it!

    Please, may I have some more?

  87. @Steve Sailer
    Nah, I just told him to spend a lot of money.

  88. @anon
    Did you create that commercial where he amplifies the classic slogan, “Mike Will Do It”, by explaining what the meaning of the word “it” is?

    No. Because that's not Bloomberg's slogan. Try using Google, it can help. Oh, heck, I'll do it for you.

    https://jesusdemocrats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/mike-will-get-it-done-ad.jpeg
    https://s.abcnews.com/images/Nightline/abc_ntl_frisk_130501_wg.jpg


    Plus Sanders new slogan:

    https://i.redd.it/jzbropazzdh41.jpg

    Reminds me of this guy, Jimmie Savile, a notorious British sex offender.

  89. @Anon7
    Enjoy this video from Millennial Farmer; watch as he pokes a stick in the dirt and puts a seed in it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNhxpOM1P1k

    Skip to 1:40 to see how to program your planting stick.

    Spencer, Richard B


    Richard ❄️ Spencer
    @RichardBSpencer
    ·
    Feb 12
    While I was editing Steve Sailer articles in Takimag in 2008, I never knew that none other than Mike Bloomberg was reading them.
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  90. @John Redcorn
    Seriously. This is Steve Sailer talking.

    Everyone is going batshit about that farm video here,

    https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/bloomberg-sparks-bipartisan-outrage-for-past-condescending-remarks-about-farmers-in-unearthed-2016-clip-ignorant-as-fck/

    which far from an insult to farmers today is exactly what Charles Murray and Steve Sailer have been saying.

    Bloomberg was talking about farming 300 years ago and yes, in that world just about anyone could be trained to farm and extra intelligence made no difference.

    America prospered because there were many smart people who were underemployed in farming. But that low hanging fruit has been picked!

    Fast forward to today. The good paying jobs of the future are for people who can think abstractly and here's the kicker it's not clear you can train people in that .

    That's about as close to race realist as you'll see a major politician get. At the very least it's a rejection of both the standard liberal pap that the problem is "fixing the schools" and the standard conservative pap that the problem is bad families.

    Bloomberg is saying explicitly that we don't know how to make low achievers high achievers.

    The good paying jobs of the future are for people who can think abstractly and here’s the kicker it’s not clear you can train people in that

    That is a key point that is hard for a lot of people to process. In the teeeeeensy tiny fragment of time that we’ve had to work out what abstraction is useful for, it still seems kinda ephemeral – so it’s still hard to see how it’ll eventually be as common as USB ports.

    It’s not clear you can train people in that” is about the right level of uncertainty, too – especially given that as at CurrentYear, most of the people who are good at abstract thinking are
    (a) not good pedagogues; and
    (b) expensive to incentivise to waste time trying to train others.

    In ten years though? It’ll be a one-liner in a script on github(-equivalent) –

    import abstractability

    I’m assuming that I get to name the Python(-equivalent) module. ‘Abstractability’ is another in my almost-endless list of attempted-neologisms-that-already-exist, along with ‘quantrarian’ and ‘randomocracy’ (Wikipedia rejected an article of that title describing Sortition as a political system, on the basis that Randomocracy was a neologism… I subsequently found out that it was the title of a piece of legislation and a book, both 20 years old). I have ‘quantarchy’, though – “rule by the highly-numerate”… very aspirational, although that displeases me.

    When I’m half-drunk I get all techno-utopian (in the Drexler/Kurzweil sense), and forget that we’re probably all fucked because political parasites are total irremediable cunts and will try to weaponise everything and will fuck shit up. Those cunts couldn’t do “abstract” if you shoved Moïche Chagalov up their arseholes. (Chagall was a pretty good-looking rooster in his day… gotta be said).

    And yes… I’m half-drunk.

  91. @SFG
    I don't think he's quite as hopeless as you think. Sure he'll lose all the blue-collar white people, but he could pick up lots of suburbanites and MBAs annoyed at Trump.

    That said it's not a winning strategy--you lose more than you gain--unless there's something I've missed. I'd like to see the polls, but they haven't started including him yet. Of course, as we all know, those are hardly infallible...

    He’s not hopeless: he’d just make a perfect villain for any semi-competent and sufficiently ruthless propagandist. Listen to the guy. If you can’t successfully strip the bark off him, you aren’t cut out for the biz. You could hang him with his own words and actions, and unlike Trump, you can also bring in the fact that the media bends over him in a way that they’d condemn if the same thing happened in Eastern Europe. The possibilities are almost endless in which groups would respond positively to the right hatchet job against Bloomberg, even including black people.

    All it takes is imagination and an intuitive connection to what ordinary people think, something that Republican circles unfortunately lack.

    >I’d like to see the polls, but they haven’t started including him yet. Of course, as we all know, those are hardly infallible…

    Foreign media is useful here, given the penchant of the US press for opting for political manipulation over actually reporting news. Sanders is moderately ahead-think 25% vs. 20%. That’s ideal. Sanders is winning, but not by so much as to make true, plausible divisiveness too difficult.

    What Trump needs is a Chicago ’68 style situation: you get that by inflaming the Sanders crowd against Bloomberg as much as possible. And again, it should be comically easy, considering how the DNC is basically waiving all the rules for him. Doesn’t take a genius to know this stuff.

  92. @Lot
    He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    I hope it is anyone but him. Bloomberg I’d give a 70% chance of winning versus 40% Bernie or Pete and 30% Liz or Amy.

    >He appeals to centrist old people who regularly vote for both parties in a way none of the other Dems do.

    Dying breed. The average American voter is not moderate. The average voter has a weird mix of left and right wing views that shatter the Overton Window. The average voter is also a lot more easily persuaded in populist directions than moderate, managerial ones.

    States like Virginia are a done cause. Trump’s route to victory lies in crushing the Rust Belt again.

    >I hope it is anyone but him.

    No. Trump wants Bloomberg. Not Sanders. Trump’s strength is in being the antithesis of the traditional Republican. Bloomberg is going to nominate the same foreign policy “experts” who have caused such a mess. He’s going to follow the same bland authoritarian corporatism that’ll offshore your job, but make sure the right platitudes are voiced. Like Trump, he’s got so many skeletons in the closet: but unlike Trump, he’s got everything mainstream in American bending over him. It’s the perfect setting.

    Trump’s made it very hard for himself through his own policy actions: that’s why Sanders is so dangerous for him. But if the Dems nominate Bloomberg, he can still pass himself off as a lesser evil.

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