Category Archives: Mike Bloomberg

Billionaire’s Don’t Buy Elections Like They Used To

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Billionaire’s don’t buy elections like they used to. If they ever did. Former hedge fund tycoon Tom Steyer dropped out of the Democratic primary after blowing $150 billion. And didn’t he have a single delegate to show for it.

Billionaire Loser’s Category

But Steyer couldn’t even remain a winner in the loser’s category for long. Mayor Mike soon ended his campaign after spending over half a billion to win four delegates from American Samoa.

In the days before campaign finance reform fat cats spent their money on real politicians, instead of themselves. That’s how Gene McCarthy derailed Lyndon Johnson’s re-election in 1968. Fifty donors funded a third of McCarthy’s campaign. They’d go to jail for that today.

Socialists Gotta Live in Houses Somewhere

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Michael Bloomberg got his smug ass (“thank you very much”) kicked in the Las Vegas Debate. But I thought his exchange with Bernie over the number of houses the socialist owned was amusing.

What a wonderful country we have. The best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss here?

The Bloomberg College of Agriculture

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The President of The Bloomberg College of Agriculture wants to be President of the United States.

But here’s what Composer Gregg Opelka had to say in the WSJ about Mayor Mike’s condescending attitude toward farmers:

Mike Bloomberg’s is the rarefied hauteur of the technocrat. Anyone who’s worked in an office since the 1990s has dealt with the IT overlord who tells you with a paternalistic smile that “It can’t be done that way” because of this or that technical mumbo-jumbo. The former mayor is that guy on steroids.

With his self-satisfied regard for technology, Mr. Bloomberg carries a palpable disdain for human craft. “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” he said during a 2016 talk (recently gone viral) at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”

Meanwhile back at Bloomberg News here’s the lowdown on locusts.