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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. Noovuss … you are not playing nice, bug off

  2. #37 Sasja
    Thanks for the heads up!
    It’s just me, I’ve never enjoyed anarchy.
    I find it extremely enjoyable to read all the feedback about a subject and a waste of time reading material off subject. But I’ll move along with the flow and make it a rule to skip certain posts.

  3. ++

    Fionnagh #24 November 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm


    can only presume Noovuss has never heard of the Fast
    and Furious or Benghazi Syria gun running operations..

    but no guns for US, no no no.. /s/


  4. #41
    That’s so progressive of you, thanks but no thanks.
    Progressives and Anarchists, interesting…..

  5. Noovuss, keep in mind that there are those who have been posting here a long time and are very sensitive about any adverse criticism.

  6. ++

    freeus #38 – page 2 November 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    terrific reminder, and great message, thank you..


  7. ++

    Sasja #45 November 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    rotf :lol: mbo!!


  8. Victoria’s Secret Helps Out The National Guard

    Victoria secret has saved the National Guard.

    On Monday night Superstorm Sandy left the armory of the New York Army National Guard’s 69th Infantry Regiment without power. Thankfully Victoria’s Secret was in town for an event at the Regiment’s armory, and had brought in huge generators. The National Guard reached out for help from the producers of the show. Power was restored hours later:

    For the show, the producers had hauled in eight massive 500 kilowatt generators. Of course, the producers said, we’d be happy to help. Hours later, the lights flashed back on.

    “We were dead in the water until Victoria’s Secret showed up,” says Capt. Brendan Gendron, the Regiment’s operations officer.

    It’s one of many unexpected turns the New York Army National Guard has been forced to take as it copes with the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. On Tuesday afternoon, the Guard was about to ship 450 soldiers to Missouri for a mock disaster drill. Now, not only are those troops staying in-state, but the New York Guard is getting ready to accept nearly 1,000 additional soldiers from the Ohio, Massachusetts, and other states.

    The National Guard also turned to Victoria’s Secret for help distributing food provided by FEMA. For some reason a lingerie retailer was better equipped to distribute food in the aftereffects of a natural disaster than FEMA and the National Guard, and was on hand to provide a fork lift:

    The troops also needed help distributing food. The Federal Emergency Management Agency had begun bringing tractor-trailers’ worth of emergency provisions to the armory. It was up to the troops to break up the pallets, load them in military trucks, and bring them to the seven distribution centers in Manhattan where the Salvation Army would hand out meals to Hurricane victims. One problem: the 69th didn’t have a fork lift. So again, they turned to the Victoria’s Secret crew.

  9. It will be interesting to see if Bloomberg ever gets elected to another office. He’s thoroughly botched Sandy, add that to his other wacko ideas about banning large sodas and salt, etc, endorsing Obama because of climate change… you’d have to be crazy to vote for him.

  10. #47 November 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    bg commented:

    took the words right out of my mouth, bg!! :lol:

  11. BG #43
    I’ll keep an eye out for this story of yours, it sounds way out in the ozone layer. I’ll watch for a link to potus being involved in preventing the National Guard from coming into NYC.

  12. ++

    Noovuss #44 November 3, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    hey daryl, i mean, Nouvuss, long time no see.. :roll:


  13. #45 Sasja
    I understand, just like potus.

  14. Doomberg is more worried about policing his over 32 ounce soda ban.

  15. OT

    Will Ferrell Says I Will Do Anything to Get You to Vote

    It’s come to this:

  16. ++

    Noovuss #51 November 3, 2012 at 10:56 pm


    so you think Obama has been doing what
    he’s been doing all on his own in isolation??

    that trhere’s absolutely no connection between he & Bloomy??



  17. Of course they’re connected. Their idiot-ology keeps them connected. Who doesn’t know this?

  18. OT

    “A Few Miles Downstream From Pittsburgh”

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