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Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned the National Guard away from Brooklyn because they were carrying guns.
NewsBusters reported, via FOX Nation:

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Markowitz demanded the National Guard’s help just an hour before Bloomberg’s press conference, claiming that the NYPD and FDNY are “brave — but overwhelmed” by all the challenges Sandy brought when it visited the borough on Monday night: flooding, power outages, and looting.

 

 

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  1. Is Bloomberg trying to get strung up by infuriated New Yorkers?

  2. This man is a bloomin’ idiot but most of his supporters probably agree with him. I’ve told people that most of our ignorant masses reside on both coasts and when one looks at who they elect to run their state, cities and towns, it cannot be disputed.

  3. The National Guard only carries weapons when authorized and required. I have been in several flood duty missions that I never even thought of having a weapon issued for.

  4. Cheese,- no wonder you can never find a cop in NYC when you need one!

  5. ++

    via email..

    Heritage Foundation Radio
    Ernest Istook Show

    November 2, 2012

    “This is the first time I’ve seen where the military has been,
    uh, basically, silenced. When they cannot answer a direct yes
    or no question from the Chairman of the House Armed Services
    Committee.”

    “It’s not me, it’s the Congress and the responsibility we have,
    constitutionally, to look after our defense…We’re not able to do
    our job if we can’t get information and the commander-in-chief
    or somebody that he is over, has told them they cannot respond
    to us.”

    “I just think that the whole thing smacks of a coverup and the
    President could clear this all up if he would just go before the
    American people… we’re getting all kinds of information but
    it’s coming from Fox News…and yet the one that knows it all,
    that could clear it all up, is out campaigning and is totally silent
    on the issue”

    – Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA)

    Chairman, House Armed Services Committee

    ==

  6. This man is skating on dangerously thin ice right now. Can you say recall?

  7. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

    OK, OK, – if that means Bloomberg is bringing back Guiliani’s program of stop-and-frisk ?

  8. Who cares if they carry guns or not? What has that to do with providing much needed help to the victims of Sandy? Victims of Sandy are now victims of Doomberg and his dimwitted ideas.

  9. They wanted a Dem running the place. It doesn’t get any dimmer.

    Quite a contrast from Guiliani after 9/11 though, wouldn’t you say?

  10. Oh great! The National Guard carries guns, so they can’t help!
    The last time a cop in NY pulled his gun on a looter, 17 innocent bystanders got shot.
    But you go ahead Bloomberg; you’re digging your own political grave!!!
    Unfortunately, more innocent people are in harm’s way, thanks to your insanity!

  11. ++

    Breaking The War Mentality

    by Barack Obama
    March 10, 1983

    [In 1933 the German establishment thought it could use Hitler to restore a modicum of order to the confused and confusing Weimar Republic. In fact, Hitler did strengthen the German establishment, but not exactly in the way the bankers and businessmen had wanted; and now, fifty years later, it is clear who was using whom. Nevertheless, the Western World did not complain in 1933 because Hitler, though a fascist and a totalitarian, was seen, like countless American puppet dictators today, as someone who leaves the established order in place.

    Not so the Greens. If a group of young, anti-establishment pacifists wiith unusual ideas and uncomfortable answers to hard questions terrifies us more today than Hitler, Himmler, Goering and Goebbels did back in 1933, our terror says more about us than it does about the Greens or the Germans. It indicates that we have failed to comprehend the meaning of Nazism and blind obedience to authority in their full horror, and that we, unlike the Greens, have yet ourselves to learn the democratic lesson that we have taught the Germans so well.]

    more

    ==

  12. Doomberg thinks there are too many people alive…posing a threat to the environment. He is handling this crisis like he wants a few thousand people to drop dead from intentional neglect hidden behind a veiled disguise of well organized incompetence.

    Doomberg is the man who ultimately sunk Obama’s last hopes of a win by blowing the Sandy response.

    The national guard should be in there evacuating people to places where there is power. Setting people up in an armory or finding them motel rooms north of the city.

  13. Rush talked about how certain circumstances provide teachable moments. This is one of many.
    From his show Friday. I should add that the marathon was still scheduled. I only state this for those critics who try to find one “oops” moment.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/11/02/teachable_moment_the_epic_failure_of_liberalism_to_deal_with_hurricane_sandy

  14. He’s covering for Obama. There are several ideas regarding this newest conspiracy.

    Thoughts on the “Sandy Coverup”?

  15. OT – too funny not to share:

    Million Muppet March Falls 999,004 Muppets Short

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/03/million-muppet-march-falls-999004-muppets-short/

  16. BG #5
    I’m a little confused by this post?
    What does it have to do with the situation concerning the National Guard?
    What purpose does it serve to constantly spam with off subject remarks and links?

  17. Maybe Obama’s youth militia/ army / corpse can help LOL

  18. Some storms are man made… this one may have been designed to deflect attention from Benghazi, or it is simply retaliatory in some way. Nothing, and I do mean NOTHING, makes sense about how this is being handled. Just yesterday they cancelled the marathon. Dead bodies are everywhere. No one is doing anything significant. The right people who COULD actually make a difference are being denied access.

    Yes, you can SAY it’s just because Dems are idiots and you would be right… but there’s more to it. For some reason they don’t want the National Guard–whose job it is to HELP in situations of disaster–to help an overwhelmed police/emergency personnel force. They don’t want those National Guard guys ANYWHERE near these disaster areas.

    What, oh what, would they discover, one wonders… Who, oh who, might talk, one wonders…

    Like Benghazi, the facts will come out. And I don’t think it’s gonna be pretty.

  19. ++

    Noovuss #16 November 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    try connecting a dot or two, guns are used in wars..

    God Bless Our Beloved US Troops..

    Obama suppressing the military vote

    [Wonder why absentee ballots being returned by the military is so low
    this year? For example, in September, the pivotal state of Ohio received
    about 9700 absentee ballot requests, whereas in 2008 there were over
    32,000. The answer: Pentagon report: Obama administration fails to set
    up voting offices on bases.

    The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act mandates that every
    military base, except those in war zones, have a voter assistance office
    to ensure troops can register to vote and get absentee ballots. There
    are about 229 military bases worldwide. Now, only 116 will be open for
    voting assistance.

    Denying our military voting assistance is unconscionable. Our military
    personnel put their lives in jeopardy to protect Americans. But our
    government is not vigorously supporting their right to vote. Yet, in
    America the government is requiring welfare agencies to assist
    voters by providing absentee ballots.

    This willful neglect of the military voters smells rotten and
    spicious. Shame on you, Obama. Our country deserves better.

    Lorraine Koster, Sparks]

    Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash

    [Federal officials say that absentee ballots being sent to U.S. military
    serving in Afghanistan may have been burned in a plane crash.

    A top official in the Federal Voting Assistance Program this week notified
    election officials across the nation that a transport plane crashed at
    Shindad Air Base on Oct. 19.

    The crash resulted in the destruction of 4,700 pounds
    of mail inbound to troops serving in the area.

    Federal officials in their email to state election offices said they did
    not know if any ballots were destroyed. They also said the lost mail
    was limited to one zip code.

    But they recommended that election officials resend a new ballot to
    anyone who requested one since the first ballot may have been
    destroyed in the crash and fire.]

    Soldier Pays $90 to Vote Absentee

    [What’s the value of being able to vote? For one
    junior Army officer, it was worth almost $100.

    After 2nd Lt. Benjamin Nygaard had a few conversations
    with military colleagues about the challenges of getting
    an overseas absentee ballot in on time, he decided he
    wasn’t taking any chances.]

    Active service members upset
    over removal from voting rolls

    [TAMPA BAY, Florida - Local service members who have spent years
    serving the country are discovering this fall that they aren't allowed
    to vote in the presidential election.

    Valrico resident and Navy Captain Peter Kehrig, who has been abroad
    for five years tells 10 News he feels cheated by a system that removed
    him from the rolls.

    Florida State Law requires county supervisor of elections offices to
    perform regular "maintenance" on its voter rolls to eliminate voters
    who have been convicted of felonies, moved out of the county, or
    may have died.

    Voters who miss two consecutive general elections (2010 and 2008,
    for instance) are mailed a letter to their residence warning them they
    will be removed from the rolls. But since the post office only forwards
    mail for six months, Kehrig never got it.]

    MILITARY ENDORESMENTS

    God Damn Our Military Hating President Obama..

    not to mention the bankers & businessmen..

    ==

  20. #18 Mama
    What are you thinking they will find?
    I admit that you have got me in a state of curiosity……



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