Bloomberg Refuses National Guard Entry Into Brooklyn Because They Carry Guns

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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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  • Patty

    It’s officially, Bloomberg is emotionally insane. What is wrong with Obama and where is he.

    Ohio, Colorado getting REVENGE.

  • Patty

    Good to know that Mayor Bloomberg has such a high opinion of National Guard service men and women.

  • Noovuss

    BG #19
    And this has what to do with the National Guard coming into NYC to help?

  • Fionnagh

    #16 bg connects dots. She steers readers towards the big picture, not just the smaller topic of the moment. There is invariably a connection, a pattern, to the behavior of our elected (legally or otherwise) officials. So, for example, if Dem Bloomberg turns away the National Guard’s assistance due to arms, bg is suggesting that this might, just might, be part of a larger pattern, and a longstanding one, at that.

    Hey, you asked.

  • Patty

    This proves once again, liberals are derelicts.

    Chicago Bar Offers Free Drink for Votes Against Romney

  • Fionnagh

    #23 Asked and answered. See my response above. And if you ask a third time, you’re out, ’cause then you’re just trollin’

  • Robert

    Doomberg discredits the theory that local responders are best in an emergency. That theory doesn’t hold if you have idiot Democrat politicians displaying such stupidity.

    Maybe he thought they were bringing 32 oz Big Gulps for disaster relief.

  • Sasja

    Libs don’t like the military. It is no more complicated than that.

  • Noovuss

    That’s way, way out there……
    Seems more like a spambot than any rational “bigger picture”.

  • Patty

    Hurricane Sandy leaves frenzy for gas, though help on way
    Massive tanker sails to New York Harbor as delay hits 16 hours at one Brooklyn gas station

    The interminable delay stretched to 16 hours at one Bay Ridge gas station, where would-be customers sat helplessly. Not even the promise of $10 in free FEMA gas calmed tensions in one tense 12-block queue along Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn, where tempers flared as desperate drivers tried to jump to the front.

    “People have been cutting the line like crazy, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” said Adam Brahimaj, 24, after sitting in his car for three hours. He started the day by bicycling to seven shuttered stations with a gas can in tow before the free fuel arrived.
    Todd Maisel/New York Daily News
    A man identrified only as Travis and who said he was a Gulf War Veteran, was arrested after an altercation because he claims someone jumped in line ahead of him while waiting for gas.

    The already-edgy crowd erupted when one man tried to cut the FEMA line with a 2-gallon gas can — and it took six police officers to restrain him from getting his precious fuel. The gas hog was eventually cuffed and taken away, as much for his own safety as anything.

    “It’s not good getting into fights over little things like this,” said local resident Sandra Dyer after watching several near fistfights. “People get killed over things like this.”

    Pictures and more here.

    Heaven forbid Bloomberg was president during the 9/11/01 attack on America.

  • Noovuss

    #28 Sasja
    I agree with you.
    Bloomberg is your typical leftist, anti military.
    I’m not sure if we need a tin foil hat brigade.

  • Ace

    They wanted to have the marathon to give the impression that “Obama” came in and saved the day and all is once again normal. Having national guard troops in NYC is not normal. Therefore, they are not allowed.
    Remember, these are the same people who sacrificed those people in Benghazi on the altar of re-election.

  • Patty


    Breaking: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama

    HOUSTON, TX – Friday afternoon at an early polling place located at 6719 W. Montgomery Road in Houston, NAACP members were seen advocating for President Barack Obama according to volunteer poll watchers on location at the time.

    According to Eve Rockford, a poll watcher trained by voter integrity group True the Vote, three NAACP members showed up to the 139 precinct location with 50 cases of bottled water and began handing bottles out to people standing in line. While wearing NAACP labeled clothing, members were “stirring the crowd” and talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama.

    After watching what was occurring, Rockford approached Polling Supervisor Rose Cochran about what she was seeing.

    “I went to the polling supervisor and let her know that it was not appropriate that they were in the building handing out water. She ignored me. I repeated my statement. She told me that she would handle it. She did nothing. I then went to the assistant supervisor and he stood up, walked over to another table and then sat down. I then walked into the waiting room and they were reloading another dolly with more cases of water,” Rockford said in a True the Vote incident report.

    After handing out water and advocating for President Obama, the NAACP members started handpicking and moving people to the front of a long voting line inside the polling place according to the incident report. After multiple complaints from voters about the line cutting, Rockford received a phone call from downtown telling her to “stand down.”

    “All of the sudden one of the clerks, Dayan Cohen, said that someone wanted to speak to me on the phone. It was someone from downtown. I got on the phone and she said she was from downtown and that I needed to stand down and that it was okay for the NAACP to be within 100 ft. and they could hand out water. I told her that the NAACP was inside the building, wearing the NAACP clothing and caps and were handing out water and moving people from the back of the lines to the front of the lines,” Rockford said.

    At this point, NAACP members were instructed to turn their clothing inside out, which they refused to do and said they weren’t going to stop their actions inside the polling place. Their behavior and actions to move people to the front of the line continued for the rest of the evening. Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner, a former Texas NAACP leader, was also seen outside the building talking with voters.

    “The NAACP basically ran this poll location and the judges did nothing about it,” Rockford said.

  • chris

    Stunning leadership #FAIL

  • bg
  • Noovuss

    Oh dear, more dots to connect.

  • Sasja

    Noovuss, people have their own way of doing things. bg and Patty like to print most of an article, then post the link. I may make a comment or two and post the link. Most of their info I have already read so don’t spend much time on it.

  • freeus

    The Alabama National Guard saved the Mississippi Gulf Coast because they brought guns, and a hell of a lot more. Thank you all National Guard members for fighting in our wars, and for saving us at home when Nature presents difficulties we cannot manage alone.

    There were homes, and hundreds of trees on the interstate leading to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. You literally had to cut your way down through Hattiesburg, on down to Biloxi, etc. There was no way to help the citizens of our own state unless you landed on the beaches, or were a couple of Alabama women in mini-vans full of food, water, and clothing braving the back roads. After 3-5 days things were getting desperate, and thank God the National Guard landed on the nasty, wrecked homes, and destroyed businesses shores of the Magnolia state. Lives hung in the balance.

    Our governor had issues an Executive Order stating we of the state of Mississippi, both on the coast, and inland, had the absolute right to protect our lives, and our property. Hence the lovely signs which read, “You loot, we shoot!” In case anyone noticed, we did not have a lot of wild west talk. Folks did loot areas not protected, and the casinos, but later, they went to jail. I have a funny feeling that the folks of NJ, and NY might want to revisit their extreme gun laws after all this is over. If not, God help you.

    After Katrina, we have a whole new outlook on life. Being without power, phone lines, no cell, no ice, etc. will do that to a person. I had food because when they used the word, “Camille”, I cooked for 3 days straight, but no ice to help keep the food refrigerated can cause a dilemma. Had water, (some bottled), but was under boil alert. Which we did not know about until later. So, I have a nice Berkey water filter now. I also have a solar oven, generator, and meals stored so I can cook them on demand with little leftover amounts to refrigerate. Oh yeah, life is really different around these parts after Katrina. This Christmas, no jewelry, no fancy things, what I want is a solar powered generator. Running out of gas in your town will make you think about having a backup to the backup. LOL! As we of the prepared groupies say, “One is none, two is one”.

    It is my prayer that these people learn from this horrific storm. I pray they begin to elect sane leaders which understand the National Guard are not guns, but greatly needed caring, efficient, skilled, American saviors, and providers of peace. Just knowing the National Guard members are around gives much needed peace of mind to people who need one bright spot in their destroyed lives.

    Many of us who experienced Katrina are terribly saddened for our fellow Americans. We would never wish our experiences to ever have to be lived by another American. It is going to take years for these areas to recover. Years! At the moment, most are just trying to find life sustaining necessities, but later, later is when the mental anguish, the very heavy reality will set in. We had a high rate of suicides on the Gulf Coast. People are still rebuilding their lives. With this in mind, I implore you to consider your holiday budgets, and if possible, consider giving to those impacted by Sandy instead. Little things make the biggest difference, and just knowing someone gave a darn will go a long way in helping these people feel better on a mental, and physical level, but also spiritually. They need things to aid them in keeping the faith, going on with life, and knowing Americans will be there for them. Holiday time is going to be tough. I 100% agree with Samaritan’s Purse, the Salvation Army, and Catholic charities, and I would add any local churches in the NJ, or NY area because they will know who is not getting the aid in their community. People do fall through the cracks.

    For those who have not experienced the raging fires in CO, CA, or TX, the tornados which smashed through OK, KS, NC, IA, IN, OH, PA, AL, MS, GA, etc., or the 100 year floods of epic proportions like MO, SD, and TN, I beg of you, I urge you to evaluate where you are on the scale of readiness regarding natural, OR economic disasters. What happens when your governor does not call out the National Guard, does not have prepositioned supplies, or you lose your job? What if inflation looks like Carter years, or worse? What if butter, eggs, or milk are just not affordable? You being prepared allows one less person to be in line, you can aid others in need, and quite frankly, some serious peace of mind. Be an ant, not a grasshopper.

    May I also request that you pray hard for these people. They are in serious need of divine intervention. Serious need.

    If you are in NJ, or NY reading this, help is coming, help is coming, we will not forget you, we will not leave you, we love you, and we are coming.

  • bg


    Noovuss #23 November 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    the National Guard is not Military?? 😯


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