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Bloomberg Worried About Private Jet Owners Using New York City Homeless Shelters
Weekly Standard Blog ^ | MAR 9, 2013 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 03/10/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg expressed concern that private jet owners could clog up the city's homeless shelters.

“You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio.

“That’s what the law is. I didn’t write the law,” Bloomberg added.

The New York Post claims he was referring to a law related to homeless shelters signed by Ed Koch. "He was referring to a decree signed by Mayor Ed Koch 30 years ago that gives free shelter to anyone who says they need it," reports the Post.

"Bloomberg’s comments came the week that an advocacy group for the homeless released a report saying the city’s homeless population surged in the past year."

Bloomberg is the 13th richest man in the world, Gothamist.com notes. "Forbes has its latest figures for the world's richest people, and our very own Mayor Bloomberg is number 13, with an estimated net worth of $27 billion."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; idiot; insane; michaelbloomberg; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes
I think Bloomie just out-stupided Barbaras Lee and Boxer and Feinstein all in one swoop. This is dementia. Surely, private jet owners will be clamoring to crowd urine-soaked homeless people out of homeless shelters, won't they? I mean, that's got me really, really concerned.
1 posted on 03/10/2013 6:42:42 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
-- Anatole France
2 posted on 03/10/2013 6:46:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Yeah, those uber-riche are flying into NYC to get their 16 ounce sodas before retiring to the luxury of a free night on hizzoner.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 6:47:58 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Bloomie has gone completely insane.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 6:48:12 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Bloomie has gone completely insane.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 6:48:12 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
This is what happens when you have more money than brains. Same affliction Windbag Buffet has.
6 posted on 03/10/2013 6:48:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Maybe Bloomberg has too much time on his hands ....


7 posted on 03/10/2013 6:49:22 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Wisconsinlady

I hate Bloomberg like any freedom lover does but the point he may be making is that NYC is forced to provide a commodity to whomver demands one.

Of course, when the Gov’t is compelled to give away commodities at no cost to the user, demand goes sky high.


8 posted on 03/10/2013 6:53:35 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

“.....This is dementia....”

I think it just proves he’s smokin’ something very potent he’s getting from those homeless people. Wants to protect his source.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Are they putting the homeless up at the Waldorf Astoria & Hilton’s? Damn, perhaps I need to sell my house, move to New York & visit the shelters.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 7:02:12 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
There was a 80s joke where Gorbachev announces a new series of 5 year plans to revitalize the Soviet economy. At the end of the first every family would have their own apartment, at the end of the second their own car, at the end of the third their own private plane.

This last raised the question "Why would every family need their own plane?"

Gorby replied "to enable then to live better, Comrade Citizen. Think, a family has their own plane, and they hear that there is meat available in Vladivostok"

11 posted on 03/10/2013 7:14:54 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I think he needs to get to the nearest ER for treatment of a brain parasite. Hopefully it’s not a painful condition, as he also banned painkillers from being dispensed in NYC ERs (more specifically in NYC city hospitals and with voluntary compliance requested at private NYC hospitals).


12 posted on 03/10/2013 7:14:57 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Whoa...that’s not right. Kenneth must have changed the frequency again.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 7:19:09 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

So I’m going to get off my private jet and order my chauffeur to drive me to the nearest homeless shelter. Then I’m going to sit in on a hard wooden bench at a table next to some guy who reeks of urine, has a head full of lice, and won’t stop shouting at his invisible demon. Just to get a plate of whatever slop they’re serving. After that I get to crash out on a thin, smelly mattress that’s crawling with bedbugs, in a room full of people who are snoring and farting. That sure sounds like the good life to me!
The people of New York must be really brainless to elect this moron not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES!


14 posted on 03/10/2013 7:23:14 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Many a pilot has slept on the plan when there were no suitable lounge chairs in the FBO. Been there, done that.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 7:23:18 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Quit pimping your stupid blog!


16 posted on 03/10/2013 7:25:55 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Yikes,I didn’t know that.With the typical Motel 6 going for $200/night in the Bronx I just might look into this.I’ll makes sure I have no (visible) cash,no car keys and no credit cards when I check in.And I’ll also remember to have my chastity belt locked up tight.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Every day is a totally new surprise to Bloomberg ~ until he pops another cranial artery ~ and falls into a deep, dreamless slumber.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 7:45:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I’m reminded of a picture I took of a Lotus (very expensive car) at the Taco Bell drive-thru.
Point: the rich get rich by saving money.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 7:51:44 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: dalereed

My blog?

Are you having delusions of knowing what you are talking about?


20 posted on 03/10/2013 8:13:06 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

It’s a stinking blog and you posted it!


21 posted on 03/10/2013 8:15:30 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

“I hate Bloomberg like any freedom lover does but the point he may be making is that NYC is forced to provide a commodity to whomver demands one.

Of course, when the Gov’t is compelled to give away commodities at no cost to the user, demand goes sky high.”

Yeah, I’m sure LOT’S of uber rich are going to be going to homeless Shelters. There ain’t alot of celebrities, rich who even KNOW where the homeless shelters are.

You need to take another look at your post, cause it makes about as much sense as Bloomie does.


22 posted on 03/10/2013 8:20:31 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

I think what he was trying to say is that the city is compelled to take anyone and everyone who shows up regardless of income or worth.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 8:46:06 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Yes, Michael. It really sucks when the mayor of a large city uses the power of his office to pass asinine laws to placate his personal view of right and wrong. People that don’t agree are, nonetheless, forced to comply. You have my sympathy. I know what that feels like.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 8:46:42 PM PDT by christx30 (Freedom above all.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Unlike most morons who talk like this (every Kennedy for example), he didn't inherit his money. He didn't talk a bunch of leftwing morons into giving him money for speeches (Clinton) or for harebrained causes (Gore). He didn't amass his fortune by making crappy music or movies that morons pay good money for.

This chooch actually scraped together enough brain cells to amass a fortune of $27 billion dollars!! By providing a valuable service to business!!

How did he do that?!?!?

25 posted on 03/10/2013 8:53:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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It’s a stinking blog and you posted it!

It's The Weekly Standard. It's a short article that they label a blog, because they think it makes them sound hip to today's techie kids.

If they called the column "The Trumpet" would you think it was actually a brass instrument?

26 posted on 03/10/2013 8:59:10 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

[[“That’s what the law is. I didn’t write the law,” Bloomberg added.]]

And hten went on “If it were up to me, and it may very well be in the next few days, I will quickly ram through a new law that makes it illegal for rich folks to use city shelters, and will fine anyone who is rich who flies into our city and even looks like they may have wanted to sleep in a homeless shjelter because I am king, and NOONE in NY dares disobey me and I can do whatever the hell I want to”

NYer’s You have a DICTATOR i nthe making and you had better brace yourselves for the unthinkable- Germans went through the exact same thing- they kept tellign themselves, ‘oh, we’ll just hold out a little whilel onger, it ‘can’t get much worse’ until eventually peopel were being herded onto trains and slaughtered and STILL the peopel tolsd themselves ‘it can’t get much worse’- Folks- it IS gettign worse- STOP votign htese narcisists into office before it’s too late-


27 posted on 03/10/2013 9:05:14 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: dead
It's The Weekly Standard. It's a short article that they label a blog, because they think it makes them sound hip to today's techie kids. If they called the column "The Trumpet" would you think it was actually a brass instrument?

Dude, it was just getting good ! I've got all this popcorn now and nowhere to go......

28 posted on 03/10/2013 10:42:45 PM PDT by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
If you flew into NYC in your private jet, Bloomie, why would you WANT to stay at a homeless shelter? I'd assume you'd have your hotel arranged for by the time your limo picks you up at the plane. Is this guy really insane or just off his medication?
29 posted on 03/10/2013 11:15:57 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Come on bloomie, give us all just one confirmed example of a rich guy flying around in a private jet who comes to N.Y,. and gets put up by your stupid welfare.
What a putz


30 posted on 03/11/2013 4:13:42 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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Thanks Attention Surplus Disorder.
“You can arrive in your private jet at Kennedy Airport, take a private limousine and go straight to the shelter system, walk in the door, and we’ve got to give you shelter,” Bloomberg said, speaking on the radio. The New York Post claims he was referring to a law related to homeless shelters signed by Ed Koch. "He was referring to a decree signed by Mayor Ed Koch 30 years ago that gives free shelter to anyone who says they need it," reports the Post. "Bloomberg’s comments came the week that an advocacy group for the homeless released a report saying the city’s homeless population surged in the past year."
Just make sure the begging cups don't exceed 16 oz, and Big Bada Bloom will be happy.


31 posted on 03/11/2013 6:27:15 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

yeah I bet there is a big demand for that


32 posted on 03/11/2013 3:42:38 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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