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Now that GOP finally got the chance of getting rid of their black candidate without appearing racist, tabloids are celebrating.

NY Daily News is not featured, but its headline was NO CAIN DO. At least they came up with different puns this time.

As I was listening to Dave Wilcox’s Occupy song

, I suddenly remembered Lisa Simpson’s song during the plant workers strike

Come gather ’round, children, it’s high time, ye learned!
‘Bout a hero, named Homer, and a devil, named Burns
We’ll march ’till we drop, the girls and the fellas
We’ll fight to the death or else fold like umbrellas
‘Cause we’ll march day and night, by the big cooling towers
They have the plant, but we have, the power!


Somehow, that last line stuck with me through the years…

It was a very large march.This was mostly a unions event. All Broadway was cleared of traffic between Herald Square and 14 Street (20 blocks = 1 mile). Bloomberg’s Army was there – but not in riot gear or hazmat suits. This being unions and not dirty hippies, they were wearing jackets marked “COMMUNITY AFFAIRS” .

I thought this was a headline that needed highlighted here

Mayor Bloomberg: ‘I Have My Own Army’

The complete quote from a speech 2 days ago – explaining why purchasing City Hall was a better deal that White House would be

“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.

Mind you, we already knew his personal wealth surpasses the national budget of many nations and he has his own media – bearing his name too. Many of us knew but he now brazenly confirmed that he thinks of New York as his personal kingdom and of the public employees (NYPD) as his personal army. Of course, there’s another implication to this: he openly wages war on the rest of us. Pretenses are over.

A small but spirited contingent picketed some of the sides of one of the Credit Suisse buildings for the anti war profiteers action last night. I didn’t know there were two huge Credit Suisse buildings there and they had a zillion entrances

– now noticeable by the number of cops (Bloomberg’s army) posted there.

Not Your Sweetie

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