Mayor Bloomberg Defends Banning Clergy & Rescue Workers From 9-11 Anniversary Ceremony (Video)


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Mayor Michael Bloomberg is banning religious leaders and rescue workers from the 9-11 anniversary event tomorrow morning.
He says, “We just don’t have room for them.”

343 firefighters and paramedics killed on 9-11.
60 NYPD and Port Authority police officers were killed that day.
They will not be represented at the ceremony.

Bloomberg insists that the separation of Church and state is in the Constitution. This is the same guy that bent over backwards for the 9-11 mosque.
What a disgrace.

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  • BS-meter

    What would Bloom(ing idiot)berg do if a group of people assembled and began giving their own invocation to those present? Have them arrested?

    This opportunist is insisting on more than his “15 minutes of fame”. The people of New Your should do as they wish, and ignore this horse’s ass.

    Who died and made him God, anyway?

  • what an as$!

  • Major Kong

    If only the self-important, self-righteous, politicians could have taken the places of every selfless, heroic, first responder ten years ago.

  • Kate

    Vote the jerk out. Why they voted for him again is beyond me. Not to have clergy, police or firefighters there is a disgrace and an insult.

  • truth teller

    Again…why do WE accept these people? We are MANY…he is ONE. Somehow we need to muster the collective energy, get of our rumps and get active…more than words on a screen or in our homes.

    Stand up, remove these traitors from power and let’s get this country back on track. It’s not going to be easy or quick, but our children and grandchildren will look back and thank us. Just like we look back on the WWII generation with admiration. Too bad the great WWII generation had clueless children that destroyed our culture.

  • chuck in st paul

    the voters get the kind of government they ask for (and deserve)

    While I commiserate with the families of those who died that day, this is just one more obvious example of what’s been wrong with Dhimmeroid strongholds like NYC for decades now. It took 10 years to come up with a plan to rebuild on the site. In the mean time millions have been spent on useless committees and other inane BS while these ass biscuits run around like they’re still in high school and this is Student Council.

    This is a classic reveal. When a disaster hits and the Dims are in charge everything goes sideways or backwards. When conservatives (not necessarily GOP) are in charge things get done and quickly. The US military may have it’s moments of bad leadership but when the crappola hits the proverbial fan who ya gonna call – a hippie or a soldier?

  • Major Kong
  • wtd

    Consequences. This opprobrious moment in time is to forever be Bloomberg’s shameful legacy.

  • ar05075

    Thousands of mooselimbs in NYC can block traffic every week to pray to their death cult but there is no room for a few hundred real Americans at this memorial.
    It’s an Obowma world.

  • truth teller

    First, throw political correctness out the window and don’t be afraid to tell your family and neighbors what you really think. If they don’t like it, educate them about why your perspective makes sense.

    Second, let’s stop putting our soliders in danger by tiptoeing around the enemy…we have invested in strong weapons…let’s use them. Although collatoral damage is not great, the world will know we are serious and will not want the Muslim threat in their backyard (as they will not want to become the collatoral damage).

    The time is now to get serious.

    Screw the Mulims, screw the liberals, screw Obama and his admirers.

  • Bunni

    What an evil scumbag. They “had room for them” when these brave people risked their lives and died, and now suffer horrible diseases, to RESCUE PEOPLE.

    This totally sickens me, and spits on the Memory of all the murdered people.
    I really don’t think I can stomach to watch any coverage of this, it’s all a farce, esp. when obummer shows up. God help us.

  • bloomberg makes billions in the middle east. he is keeping people that the musilims don’t like away for his own personal financial interest. i guess the only people allowed will be the taliban and al-qaeda.

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  • jNYC

    Pameller has arranged an alternative 911 ceremony at 3pm that includes clergy & responders.

    “AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally Welcomes Clergy, First Responders, 9/11 Family Members Banned From Official Ceremonie Join us as we honor the victims and rededicate ourselves to fighting for freedom on September 11 at West Broadway and Park Place at our 911 Freedom Rally”

  • LAdue Pundit

    Where is that phrase in the Constitution, Mr. Mayor? Nowhere.

    Bloomberg is a RINO. He exempted himself from term limits so he could impose trans fat bans and mega-mosques on his subjects. They deserve him, he could have been recalled years ago.


    again…this is what we are seeing more and more of… mooslum appeasers trying to be politically correct…time for bllomberg to be put out to pasture along with all other mooslime sympathizers…

  • succotash

    IMHO,it is a national disgrace that first responders and clergy were banned from 9/11 memorial. I will proudly fly my flag and say prayers for those whose lives were taken so heinously by islamic jhadists on Saptember 11,2001. As I have said before “God keeps good records”.

  • Ipso Facto

    This is a Judeo/Christian nation. There is such a thing as an interfaith ceremony – it has been done thounands of times.

    We must realize that Bloomberg REPRESENTS NYC. Don’t go there, don’t have a meeting nthere, don’t even drive through. There are many places in America where you can see wonder theatre, museums and fine culture – where the people are even POLITE and you can drive on the streets!

  • arnonerik

    Bloomburg was elected by sophisticated New Yorkers because they felt that a smart successful business man could run that huge enterprise better than the other candidates.
    They have since discovered that a soulless leader is worse than no leader at all. Bloomburg, who also acts like a Godless individual, bases his agenda and fashions his world view from what perspective? We can only speculate. Even agnostics must see the value of leaders firmly ensconced in traditional Judaic-Christion ethics and principles as a good clue as to where and how he will lead his constituents.

  • Sandy

    Seems there was plenty of room for these first responders to die saving other people’s lives in 2001. Now these first responders and clergy would only remind us that we were attacked by terrorists on that fateful day.

    I can just see Americans wringing their hands over Japanese internment camps 10 years after WW2.

  • big L

    All these forks are Donks. The support a Lefty donk admin that while not exactly inviting a bomb have brought in some goof-balls and made weak un American speeches giving them ideas.Never let a crisis go to waste.
    The congress passed some law last sept that allows 120,000 Hamas to resettle in the USA .this is a Sec of State reach-around.Thx hillary.

    If manhattan keeps voting for lefty crackpots, then buh bye.You must really hate your kids,grandkids and parents. Always good to worship at the altar of leftism over your family and
    the country that you live in. ESAD! (How is that for mature?)

    ATo Jim and /Staff: the site seems to be crippled.I’d say it was the video after “Daily Tattler”ref.Video does not open and stops the site from going further dn.

  • Jim

    “Real” leaders would have found a way.

  • Patty

    Bloomberg needs to read the Constitution. It doesn’t cover a Separation of church and state for this. Keep acting stupid. I hope you are knocked out of your seat.

    I haven’t heard much about the Police, Firefighter, EMS or Clergy complaining. I don’t believe they wish to start a conflict on this day of remembrance. Stories of that day will be told and they will pull at the hearts of America. Americans will forever be represented and others from various nations. The rise of ground zero is for EVERYONE. Bloomberg they will be there. We all will be there.

    The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been ‘airbrushed from history’

    Read more:

    that will forever be burned in my memory.

  • atowanda

    First responders and clergy should go to ground zero just like they did ten years ago. They were not invited then either.

    Politicians have no place there, other than Rudy.

  • Patty

    Bloomberg is an independent. He independent passes off his little mandates and laws that he seems to have created in his own mind.

    Trust me N.Y.ers are pissed.

  • PJ

    He’s doing this to change the meaning of 9/11 entirely. Ban religious faith, ban the military and uniformed police and fire, make the whole thing a big therapy session for the victims so we can all move on and spend ourselves into bankruptcy.

  • Ginger

    Will or can the people “Recall” Bloomberg?

  • dnb

    Is a minister of any faith allowed in if he/she is a family member? How long does it take to say an interdenominational prayer? What about clergy who were at the site ten years ago?

  • Greg

    First responders and clergy ought to ignore the mayor and if this is a gate controlled access ceremony they should all show up and be turned away one at a time. And all church going folks and friends of first responders should show up at the gate to be turned away. I would if I lived in the city.

  • dunce

    Clever move, now the story is all about him, except for the threat of another attack on the anniversary which may be ginned up to make obumbler and boobberg look large and in charge.

  • vityas

    I think it’s great. A lot of New Yorkers voted for them. If *this* is what they want, they must be delighted. I’m sure a lot of New Yorkers consider it an insult. If so, don’t vote for Bloomberg, Schumer and Gillibrand again. Take the humiliation (and it is, it’s supposed to be), internalize it and act on it when possible.

    The starker the contrast between the politicians and real Americans, the better and the easier it will be for people who haven’t been paying a lot of attention up till now to make a decision in the voting booth.

    Schmuckie Schumer says “Schmucks! You thought I was on your side!”

  • Patty

    I have a feeling that those who had family member or members who were first responder will be there to represent them and their memory.

    They are one big family.

    Bloomberg has set a poor example of what a Mayor should be. Guiliana might not handle things this way and it seems the great ones are gone but they will be back like never before. Elections.

    Lack of room? People will file around the fountain and many families have seen the name of their family member on the stone around water. Many will not be there Sunday. Some members will remember their family in other ways.




  • First Bloomturd is going to be at this ceremony , my question to him is what the heck gives him the right to be there more than one of the great men and women of the NYPD or PD or our people of the clergy (but we can cater to the muzzies and let them put a mosque a block away.) So the way I see it these idiots are willing to put Allah before God, Bloomturd you will be judged , but remember it will be someone in a much higher position than anything in our judicial system . My thoughts this weekend will be with all the families,and with all the first responders that sacrificed their well being for others….God Bless all of you…..

  • i would urge everyone to boycott bloomberg’s paean to dhimmitude and attend the ceremony at 3:00 at park place.

  • Patty

    I remember our Nation coming together on 9/12/01 does Bloomberg?

  • Jean

    There was a priest from the fire department killed on 9/11 and his parishioners are not allowed to attend.
    Bloomberg is a moron.

  • ouldbollix

    I won’t watch any of these a$$es in their ceremonies.
    I think it is more important to take a little time to say a quiet prayer for all the souls lots to these muslim animals.

  • Patty

    Bloomberg says there isn’t enough room. Then Bloomberg shouldn’t be there. Those who are the heroes should be there if they want to be.

    Bloomberg is no diplomat when it comes to a clear explanation for his actions that media is talking relaying and I can’t imagine if he heard his words would he take anything back. Very doubtful.

    But now that it is out there and we are shocked, New Yorkers hopefully, will vote him out.

    He methodically can allow Mosque near ground zero but Clergy is not allowed Sunday.

    Bloomberg said to Cavuto, “look at all the different faith we would have to have there”
    that is no answer in my opinion. That is a cop out.

  • Ginger

    OT….I love it when someone stands up for someone who is being bashed. Tammy Bruce putting Colter and Ingram to shame! 🙂

  • BarryO

    Piece of Sh** is all I can say about this turd.

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  • Alana

    Well. MAKE room, you idiot.

  • The mayor is making my gut hurt with anger. What a clown!

    To echo what Patty said…..

    ” The 9/11 victims America wants to forget: The 200 jumpers who flung themselves from the Twin Towers who have been ‘airbrushed from history’”

    Those photos became scarce pretty quick 9+ years ago. I grabbed what I could and made my own tribute 9 years ago.

    the graphic stuff is on a second page linked at the bottom.

  • dwd

    The Constitution says Congress shall make no law regarding the establishment of religion.

    Inviting firefights to a ceremony is not Congress making a law, nor does it involve religion.

    Inviting clergy to a ceremony is not Congress making a law.

  • lol

    sounds like cair probably complained. so once again to appease the muslims he banned all clergy. but he isn’t anti-religion(eye roll)

  • the real wow

    JIM — please display this prominently. All who are in the NYC area, please try to attend… Pamela Geller is doing her best. Help her out. Get the word out.

    #15 September 10, 2011 at 10:05 am
    jNYC commented:

    Pameller has arranged an alternative 911 ceremony at 3pm that includes clergy & responders.

    “AFDI/SIOA 9/11 Freedom Rally Welcomes Clergy, First Responders, 9/11 Family Members Banned From Official Ceremonie Join us as we honor the victims and rededicate ourselves to fighting for freedom on September 11 at West Broadway and Park Place at our 911 Freedom Rally”

  • Patty
  • Rose


    We need to be on our faces, instead, for 2 Chronicles 7:14

    NOW there are NINE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

  • donh

    I hope somebody shows up holding a flaming Koran quoting the end of Revelations 22:18,19 18

    “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

    19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”

    Mohammed ” added unto these things” and the curse of the Almighty is upon him and his people. One day Mayor Bloomerg you too shall knock at the door as in the parable of the 10 virgins …begging “Lord, open the door for us, ” and the Lord shall say unto you “Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.”

  • Help people to organize a flash singing of “Amazing Grace” to drown out Bloomberg…

    Pass this along and help make it happen.

  • Ginger

    So many in leadership of our America has sold their souls to Lucifer. 🙁

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  • Rock

    And where is the First Responders almighty union, are they standing up for their members, he!! no, their flying all over the country talking about burying more Americans, and shucking it up with D.C. (o)’s. Sorry to say but seems those folks in N.Y. got just what they voted for.

  • Old One

    Blooming Idiot is a perfect example of the elites Anthony Codevilla describes in his recent book The Ruling Class. They see themserlves as anointed philosopher kings and we the hoipoloi as peasants to be trampled on & dirt to be ground into the earth.
    It is this ruling elite exemplified by moronic billionaires such as Bloomingidiot, tax evading Buffet, 7 prevaricating much married to heiresses Kerry, the pols, bureaucrats, union bosses, wackodemia, & the media who have with their stupidity, leftist ideology, hubris, arrogance, smugness, & horrible policies of the last 80 years delivered this nation to the brink of economic ruin, cultural depravity, moral collapse, financial insolvency, and looming totalitarianism. Codevilla’s book is a must read if we are to inform ourselves save our nation, ourselves, & our posterrity.

  • Gonzo

    All I can say is WHAT AN IDIOT Bloomberg is! Show me exactly WHERE in the US Constitution the words “Separation of church and state” are, Mr. Blooming-freaking-idiot? Why do New Yorkers keep reelecting such an enormous waste of DNA? Are you kidding me? No firemen, cops or clergy?

  • Mo

    There is no room for a small-minded idiot like Bloomberg there!!! Giuliani should be at the forefront of the NY memorial since he was such a great leader during 9/11!!!

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  • owl

    When I hear Bloomberg, I think Obama. Both are nothing but little tin dictators trying to put their noses into every part of our lives. This little snot nose came after a good man that cleaned up that rat nest. By the time he got it, people could walk down the street without being assaulted in broad daylight.

    I guess NYC deserves him if they insist on voting for the twin/tiny man. He makes me ill. You can’t get much smaller than this little snit/snot.

  • Rob De Witt

    As Mayor Bloomberg’s office has patiently explained, there’s “not enough room” at the official Ground Zero commemoration to accommodate any firemen. “Which is kind of weird,” wrote the Canadian blogger Kathy Shaidle, “since 343 of them managed to fit into the exact same space 10 years ago.”

  • Rose

    Just stand away from Mayor Korah Blooming Idiot and those who approve of him. Stand FAR away from them and concentrate on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Psalm 91 – and stay far away from the Wicked.

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  • Justice Beaver

    Lying, evil, POS. There’d be plenty of room if he and is staff stayed away. No one wants them there anyway. They have survived DESPITE him. He’s changed his story several times anyway. He can’t keep his lies straight. I hope NY’ers get rid of him quickly.

  • Molon Labe

    Bloomie seems very representative of NYC. No wonder they love him there.

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  • one priest accompanying the responders was killed on 911.
    but Catholics aren’t allowed there to say a prayer for him or the many first responders who were Catholic.
    to make it worse, although we have religions representing tiny percentages of Americans, there are no conservative Christians or Roman Catholics at the religious memorial in the Episcopal church in Washington.
    Somehow one thinks these omissions are not a coincidence.

  • Pelerin

    Bloomberg needs to go eat…………………..his peas.

    No body who saw the picture of Father Mycal Judge, Fire Department Chaplain being carried from the debris field by fellow firemen could bar clergy and first responders from this ceremony.

  • big L

    But millions of Manhattanites are Blomberg suporters and Obama suppsorters.-Go figure.
    I guess they got the govt they wanted.

  • the muslims have bought bloomberg for thirty pieces of silver.

  • Rose

    #69 – Don’t kid yourself – it didn’t take 30 pieces of silver to buy that Marxist garbage. He prolly paid THEM to be his friends.

  • Craig

    They are afraid First Responders will tell what they know. Because they know. The web is full of First Responders videos, that tell what really happened. But I know, you don’t want to know it. You prefer being groped at airports with hands in your pants or pass thru a radiating frying body scanner. Like good little scared slaves.

  • Matt

    This was an unusual battle in that planes became missiles and 19 passengers on those planes became the soldiers leading the attack. Likewise, on our side, our firemen became “soldiers” who fought to defend us against the attack. On that day, the NYC fire dept. was our de facto army.

    So naturally, if you’re a liberal who needs to spin 9/11 as just a “tragedy” like the Titanic and not an actual battle, what better way to do that than to exclude from the memorial the very soldiers who put their lives in jeopardy to protect us?

    This move of Bloomberg’s has the added advantage of not offending foreigners and liberals at the vulgar sight of American Exceptionalism: brave, selfless men who ran up dozens of flights of hot, smoky stairway with 50-75 lbs. on their backs to save whomever they could. In what other country has such a thing happened or by any stretch of the imagination could possibly happen?

    How much better to show the world only weepy victims and hide the heroes.

  • mg4us

    Is this the Bloomberg who threw out NY City law so he could run for a third term? Who is he doing this for. . not for the average Joe. Disgusting Bloomberg!

    On a related note for 9-11, I read this on another site and think it is a great idea that I wanted to share with all of you

    seanmom says:
    September 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    . . . America should get rid of Labor Day and
    make 9/11 a national day of prayer and remembrance.

    Besides it being the right thing to do (after all, How many folks are associated with a union anymore), it might also help stimulate the economy by extending summer one more week!

    Here is the history of Labor Day for those that wish to know.

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  • Marc

    Bloomberg should be grateful that these rescue workers accepted the invitation 10 years ago to come to Ground Zero when no one knew who Bloomberg or his unimportant special guests were.

  • Timothy A.

    Ok for Muslims to build a mosque close to ground zero but not ok for first responders, policemen and firefighters to attend the 9/11 ceremonies to mourn the loss of their brethren.

    Bloomberg. Typical liberal poppycock.

  • Jason

    At least Bloomberg banned outdoor smoking in all of New York City and has done that much to enrich everyone’s lives. And as we all know, second-hand-smoke is an outdoor killer and Bloomberg only does things from love and the bottom of his heart. Maybe the next anti-Christ in this world will be the last and final one. Like Hitler and his anti-smoking, anti-meat, organic, vegetarian, health-fascist lifestyle and all the false believes that stemmed from that one core belief, in materialistic healthism, after indoctrinating the people into “oh so believing” it – so with Bloomberg now, he can have his fair run, denounciate Christ – and in the long run, while everyone’s hands are tied here in the US, in league with the devils in Congress and the White House who won’t let the military do its job and continues to interfere politically with the required tasks at hand, the world can slip once again into the grips of the next anti-Christ – and maybe this time it can be the last and final one, given the state of things. So bravo Bloomberg – your time will be well remembered, in the final judgement, when you burn in hell with some others.

  • Marie Wallin

    That day will never be erradicated from my memory. My husband worked in the area across from the WTC. He called me once and then all the phones were dead. He is disabled and could not run quickly to travel over the bridge to safer area. It took hours for him to walk to our home in Brooklyn, each minute I did not know what happened to him. From my office I saw each towers fall and the pain I felt was the most horrible ever. There were many neighbors here in our Brooklyn neighborhood who were in the same situation…waitng. Although my husband made it home, others did not and tragically died that day. My husband said that bodies were falling everywhere, an image forever burned in his mind’s eye. If any one wants true rememberance, remember all of those who died and served in this war on America.

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