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AnthonyD1978
03-25-2013, 8:23 AM
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom, Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban just shot down by the courts and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.


http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

Bsandoc40
03-25-2013, 8:45 AM
The government should infringe on Bloomberg's right of free speech...

Wonder if that would acceptable to liberals...

LuvLRBs
03-25-2013, 9:03 AM
Some commentator this morning said having Blomberg's image as the face of gun control is a gift to gun owners. No sweets, no plastic, no trans fat, no guns. Daddy means well.

Untamed1972
03-25-2013, 9:11 AM
Sounds like the voters of NYC need to infringe on his privilege of collecting a paycheck and vote that kook out of of office.

nrvnqsrxk
03-25-2013, 9:12 AM
It's funny how the rich think.

Patagonicus
03-25-2013, 9:13 AM
A very telling quote from the King of the Nanny State. This and his anti-2nd Amendment push are clear signs that he doesn't trust the public with basically anything, and that he needs to be the one controlling them from atop his ivory tower.

monk
03-25-2013, 9:19 AM
Meh, even the ignorant are entitled to their opinion.

Dutch3
03-25-2013, 9:19 AM
Bloomberg is a legend in his own mind.

CessnaDriver
03-25-2013, 9:29 AM
Wait till it's his freedom and watch him change his tune.

Rusty_Rebar
03-25-2013, 9:30 AM
I like how he turns "shall not be infringed" into we should infringe on some rights.

Johnnyfres
03-25-2013, 9:32 AM
Bloomberg is the anti-christ

alfred1222
03-25-2013, 9:34 AM
Some commentator this morning said having Blomberg's image as the face of gun control is a gift to gun owners. No sweets, no plastic, no trans fat, no guns. Daddy means well.

This is what I think

Patagonicus
03-25-2013, 9:35 AM
Bloomberg is the anti-christ

Oh come on now, don't give him that much credit! He's just another rich and powerful jerk who thinks that his unsubstantiated opinions should be forced upon everybody else.

glockman19
03-25-2013, 9:39 AM
Everyone should bow to the self annointed King...:rofl2::nuts:

penguin0123
03-25-2013, 9:44 AM
This guy is like King George III: both despotic and mad.

jetoboy88
03-25-2013, 9:56 AM
Well at least he's finally honest about himself instead of going about his usual gimmick of "oh I care about your rights, but we FEEL that we need to (insert stupid idea)".. FWIW :rolleyes:

garand1945
03-25-2013, 9:58 AM
He does not stand with the founding principles of American democracy. He needs to read the declaration of independence again.

RMP91
03-25-2013, 9:58 AM
After that statement, he's definitely gonna need all that armed security he has!!!

Disclaimer: Not a threat, just calling it as I see it.

penguin0123
03-25-2013, 10:01 AM
After that statement, he's definitely gonna need all that armed security he has!!!

Disclaimer: Not a threat, just calling it as I see it.

I doubt it, his skull forms the natural defense to a hurled shoe.

Deadon
03-25-2013, 10:24 AM
How is this guy still in office. Even the Libs in NY should be getting sick of his ways. Im sure a ban on starbucks must have got to them so what gives?

Patagonicus
03-25-2013, 10:27 AM
How is this guy still in office. Even the Libs in NY should be getting sick of his ways. Im sure a ban on starbucks must have got to them so what gives?

MONEY. I'm legitimately worried he'll try to buy himself the White House in 2016.

daveinwoodland
03-25-2013, 10:39 AM
When I read this article earlier today I thought that the people of NY had more testosterone then they obviously do putting up with this idiot over the years.

mjmagee67
03-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Dictator Bloomberg has never met a liberty he liked. We are far too stupid to think for ourselves.

rugershooter
03-25-2013, 10:47 AM
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom, Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban just shot down by the courts and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.


http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

How is this any different than the view that convicted felons can't exercise their rights after their punishment has been served? Or that mentally ill - according the the government's definitions - can't exercise their rights? Or that the government can infringe on our rights to keep and bear the types of arms that we want such as full auto, DDs, etc.? Bloomberg is expressing something that many people are too afraid to admit: that infringements on our rights are acceptable. Not very unlike many "pro gun" people.

Milsurp Collector
03-25-2013, 10:59 AM
How is this guy still in office. Even the Libs in NY should be getting sick of his ways. Im sure a ban on starbucks must have got to them so what gives?


Bloomberg Approval Rating Steady (http://maristpoll.marist.edu/tag/bloomberg-approval-rating/)

Half of registered voters in New York City 50% approve of the job Mayor Bloomberg is doing in office. Included here are 13% who believe Mayor Mike is doing an excellent job and 37% who say he is doing a good one. 32% give Bloomberg fair grades while 16% rate his performance as poor. Two percent are unsure.

merrill
03-25-2013, 11:30 AM
Thanks Bloomberg for the wakeup call. He and the President are starting their last push on gun control and now I will start mine. I wrote out and mailed a check to the NRA-ILA today and resumed emailing, calling and writing.

AnthonyD1978
03-25-2013, 12:20 PM
How is this any different than the view that convicted felons can't exercise their rights after their punishment has been served? Or that mentally ill - according the the government's definitions - can't exercise their rights? Or that the government can infringe on our rights to keep and bear the types of arms that we want such as full auto, DDs, etc.? Bloomberg is expressing something that many people are too afraid to admit: that infringements on our rights are acceptable. Not very unlike many "pro gun" people.

It's not any different than that view and I do not agree with it either. Rights are for everyone.

Hoop
03-25-2013, 12:26 PM
MONEY. I'm legitimately worried he'll try to buy himself the White House in 2016.

He definitely could. Crazy people like him are great at selling an image and after Clinton, W, and Obama I think Americans are by and large too gullible to realize who they are actually voting for.

glock7
03-25-2013, 12:44 PM
He just wants to save us from ourselves....

CessnaDriver
03-25-2013, 12:46 PM
And conversely, there are times when the people should PUSH BACK HARD when government infringes.

OleCuss
03-25-2013, 12:49 PM
The only thing new about a fascist saying that it is fine for the government to infringe on your freedom is that one had the honesty to say what he is about.

I'll give some props to Bloomberg on that one - now let's hope he gets booed off the stage.

I also hope Bloomberg had a lot of his billions of dollars in Cypriot banks.

nicki
03-25-2013, 2:10 PM
I guess he doesn't view us as free persons, but subjects of the state.

He got elected in New York because he basically bought the election.
His new campaign slogan should be.

"Mikey knows best".

Nicki

MadMax
03-25-2013, 2:15 PM
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom, Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban just shot down by the courts and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.


http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

Bloomberg is the worlds biggest azzhole, I hate him.

Charliegone
03-25-2013, 2:21 PM
Bloomberg can go shaft himself.

donw
03-25-2013, 3:56 PM
all this BS coming from a man who flies to Bermuda almost every weekend on ONE OF his privately owned planes with two armed bodyguards.

the police on Bermuda granted him permission to have armed bodyguards...the police of Bermuda are not armed...

i just today heard that on a radio talk show...roger hedgecock AM760

NiMiK
03-25-2013, 4:31 PM
Bloomberg is a legend in his own mind.

That's a very narrow mind he's in too.

California44
03-25-2013, 4:38 PM
Bloomberg is the anti-christ

No, he's too direct.

Bruce
03-25-2013, 4:52 PM
It's funny how the rich think.

Yeah. F**kin' hilarious. :facepalm:

Capybara
03-25-2013, 5:07 PM
Bloomberg is a strange beast for America, a filthy rich fascist. Most of the filthy rich are too busy spending their money to exercise their God complex. Not our Bloomie. What a tool. I think we should infringe on his freedom to use his billions for nefarious, criminal ends.

Mr.1904
03-25-2013, 5:42 PM
MONEY. I'm legitimately worried he'll try to buy himself the White House in 2016.

That's horrifying to think of.

I posted a thread in OT about how bloomberg was quoted saying he doesn't know how we're going to be able to keep our privacy in the coming years. Mainly talking about domestic drone use. This guy is Everything Americans should hate.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=730023

DannyInSoCal
03-25-2013, 6:13 PM
Why doesn't he lead by example -

And disarm his taxpayer funded 24/7/365 armed personal security teams...?

Oh wait - It might be dangerous if a criminal was armed and his babysitters weren't.....

*****hat.......

dirty_530
03-26-2013, 10:24 AM
:facepalm: It is incredible to me that people actually like this guy. Can he just go away already?

meaty-btz
03-26-2013, 10:28 AM
One of his bodyguard should pull an Assad on him.

Legasat
03-26-2013, 1:08 PM
You people are questioning Emperor Bloomberg? He obviously knows what's best for us, since we are all just simple minded peasants. :facepalm:

Sam .223
03-26-2013, 1:55 PM
he admits he thinks violating civil rights is a good thing and is still in office, that's just sad.

LuvLRBs
03-26-2013, 2:34 PM
Dana Perino on The Five just said that in NYC last year something like 118,000 out of 125,000 births last year were to single mothers, who are 80% more likely to live in poverty, and Bloomberg spent the whole year focused on banning big sodas.

CBruce
03-26-2013, 3:32 PM
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom, Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban just shot down by the courts and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.


http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/25/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-government-has-right-infringe-/

Vague, but true. We certainlin infringe on people's freedom when they infringe on the life and liberty of others.

But that doesn't really apply to general 'gun control' or illegal restrictions on beverages that are 'too large'.