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Bloomberg's shocking words

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bnsaibum, May 30, 2014.

  1. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Some of what is in this article is self evident to those of us who are not blind; i.e. 'Liberal' colleges promoting intolerance. To hear Bloomie say as much is shocking.
    I can't help but wonder if he knows his words are hypocritical and just doesn't care because of his pet projects or if he is really so blind that he can't see it also applies to him.
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/29/us/bloomberg-harvard-speech/index.html?sr=sharebar_facebook
     
  2. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Where is the poison needle?
     
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  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Not that it may seem appropriate, but I doubt that he'll have an epiphany and drink a cup of hemlock. But we can dream!
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I cant wait until a revelution comes.. Guys like him will have great veiws from light posts and trees.
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Guys like Bloomberg get off on hearing their own voices. People like him just can't shut their damn mouths, which means eventually they all say something to contradict their own views - they just can't keep track of what they've said previously or if what they're saying now makes them look like a hypocrite. Bloomberg is a class A tool, no two ways about it.
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://online.wsj.com/articles/best-of-the-web-today-two-cheers-for-bloomberg-1401478641

    "Michael Bloomberg has never been this columnist's favorite politician, but he gave a speech yesterday at Harvard's commencement that we can't help but applaud. The generally left-liberal three-term former New York mayor forcefully defended the old-fashioned liberal values of free expression and inquiry against the postmodern left's relentless attacks. An excerpt:

    "There is an idea floating around college campuses--including here at Harvard--that scholars should be funded only if their work conforms to a particular view of justice. There's a word for that idea: censorship. And it is just a modern-day form of McCarthyism.Think about the irony: In the 1950s, the right wing was attempting to repress left wing ideas. Today, on many college campuses, it is liberals trying to repress conservative ideas, even as conservative faculty members are at risk of becoming an endangered species. And perhaps nowhere is that more true than here in the Ivy League.
    In the 2012 presidential race, according to Federal Election Commission data, 96% of all campaign contributions from Ivy League faculty and employees went to Barack Obama.
    Ninety-six percent. There was more disagreement among the old Soviet Politburo than there is among Ivy League donors."

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    I highlighted Bloomberg in blue.

    My jaw dropped.
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Isn't that something? Too bad he can't apply that kind of critical thinking to the gun control debate - if he looked at his own ideas that way, maybe he could convince himself he's wrong.

    Unfortunately, one decent quote doesn't make him a good guy. But it is nice to hear though - especially from the mouth of an ultra liberal. I'd like to hear what they have to say in return.
     
  8. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It's just scary he doesn't think the ENTIRE bill of rights applies to Americans.
     
  9. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Bloomberg's existance is shocking to me
     
  10. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Scary, yes, but not shocking or surprising. Don't forget what he said last year
     
  11. bnsaibum

    bnsaibum Corvallis, OR Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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