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September 27, 2007

Michael Bloomberg Echoes Michael Moore

Michael Moore is widely recognized as perhaps the most profoundly vile human being to acquire access to the public stage as a result of the abhorrent propaganda he spews. A particularly contemptible example is his infamous comparison of the terrorists killing our troops in Iraq with the Minutemen who helped found this country. Appallingly, we now hear this same obscene comparison from the Mayor of New York.

From the New York Post:

In his most detailed comments on the Iraq war, Mayor Bloomberg last night suggested the United States was in the same difficult position as the British in the Revolutionary War — facing a determined band of insurgents.
Bloomberg said the comparison occurred to him when he visited his mother recently and was driving through Lexington, Mass., where a scrubby group of farmers rose up against a well-trained militia more than 200 years ago.
"We're the British," the mayor said during an interview with Tom Brokaw at Cooper Union, part of a series featuring potential presidential contenders hosted by former Gov. Mario Cuomo.

The difference from Moore is that Mayor Mike speaks from idiocy rather than malice. Fortunately the conspicuousness of this idiocy will spare us all from any serious threat of a Bloomberg presidency. If only Hillary were dumb enough to make public comparisons between Islamic terrorists and the Minutemen.

How does your foot taste, Mike?

Hat tip: A Blog For All, on a tip from V the K.

Posted by Van Helsing at September 27, 2007 11:52 AM


at a person that lives here in NYC i can say i hate him alot.

Posted by: furballz at September 27, 2007 11:59 AM

As a person who doesn't live in NYC I can say that people like Bloomers are part of the reason I never will.

Posted by: V the K at September 27, 2007 12:07 PM

At least he got his history wrong. The scrubby group of farmers were the militia, and reasonably well-trained as militia go. The British were professional, long-service soldiers. And the vaunted colonial "insurgents" did NOT win the Revolutionary War. I know I may be shattering some cherished myths here, but the Militia did not win the Revolution folks. It wasn't crafty farmboys with rifles sniping the foolish Brits with their smoothbore muskets and bright red coats. It was the Continental Army, with their own smoothbores and flashy uniforms, standing toe to toe with the British in traditional set-piece, European-style battles, that won the Revolutionary war.

Posted by: Uchuck the Tuchuck at September 27, 2007 12:17 PM

The "Continentals" were fighting to protect their rights as BRITISH SUBJECTS. When they found that they couldn't do that while in the British Empire, they decided to form a NEW country.

The muslim "insergents" are NOT fighting for anyone's rights, nor are they trying to form a nation, they are out for power and herald the coming of "the Twelvth Imam" who will destroy all who will not yield to world-wide muslim rule.

Posted by: KHarn at September 27, 2007 1:51 PM

Bloomberg to buy New York Times?

Posted by: Byron at September 27, 2007 2:56 PM

Uchuck the Tuchuck

I thought it was a hurricane (1812) that won?

Posted by: Anonymous at September 27, 2007 2:56 PM


Posted by: Texan at September 27, 2007 2:58 PM

Uchuck the Tuchuck

I thought it was a hurricane (1812) that won?

Posted by: Anonymous at September 27, 2007 2:58 PM

Maybe Anon thinks that Hurricane Katrina is the real culprit.

One never knows with the trolls...

Posted by: Freedom Now at September 27, 2007 6:27 PM

Actually he has a point. Part of the reason for the British defeats early in the war of 1812 was the weather. A hurricane blew in, which affected both sides and virtually destroyed Washington but the British bore the brunt of the bad weather because they were reliant on a very long supply chain from canada. Of course after that they regrouped and made it south as far as Louisiana before the war was called off.

That doesn't have diddly to do with the revolutionary war, though, so I don't know why it was brought up.

Posted by: Archonix at September 28, 2007 3:11 AM

Archonix, wasn't the Battle of New Orleans, which ended the War of 1812, actually won by Cap'n Crunch's buddy, Jean Lafoote?

Posted by: Texan at September 28, 2007 7:59 AM

Well in any case, had the weather not factored into events surrounding 1812, it most certainly would have by 1816...

(also good insight into solar activity and how it might affect "global warming")

Posted by: fellowes at September 28, 2007 8:54 AM

The British fleet coming from Cuba (which they owned at the time) was delayed by a hurricane preventing them from taking on the French fleet at Yorktown in the Revolutionary War.
The American part of the War Of 1812 was ended by negotiations, durring which the Battle Of New Orleans was won by General Jackson and locals who included LaFeet's pirates.
Hearing of the negotiations, New England decided NOT to SECCEED. (I kid you not!)

Posted by: KHarn at September 28, 2007 10:21 AM

I can't help thinking everyone may have been saved a lot of trouble if we'd kept that bit...

Posted by: Archonix at September 29, 2007 7:43 AM