News Roundup for 10/7/11

Man with cash stuffed in suit, hat
Michael Bloomberg

-Headline of the Day-
"Michael Bloomberg tells Occupy Wall Street protesters to lay off banks."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just about had it up to here with these darned protesters on Wall Street. Mike wonders why they gotta pick on the banks, instead of protesting the government -- like decent 'baggers do. Unfortunately, his reasoning is just one big ol' sack-o-stupid.

"Everyone’s got a thing they want to protest, some of which is not realistic," Bloomberg said during his weekly radio show Let's Rap With Da Mair. "And if you focus for example on driving the banks out of New York City, you know those are our jobs... You can’t have it both ways: If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people."

Because that's what the protesters want, don't let the total lack of any "BANKS GET THE HELL OUT OF NYC!" signs or anyone saying anything like that fool you. The whole thing is about driving those danged banks to New Jersey.

Mike also had some words for labor unions that have thrown their support behind the protests, telling them "their salaries come from -- are paid by -- some of the people they’re trying to vilify." He'd have a point, except labor unions pretty much exist to hold employers accountable. Try using that argument on a picket line sometime Mayor, then enjoy all the open-mouthed "WTF, are you stupid?" stares you get.

"We’re just supposed to sit there and be silent while people get hurt?" asks Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers. "Is that what the mayor’s rationale is?"

Apparently so. Now go home, put on a three-cornered hat and pantaloons, and protest Obama -- like a normal person.

Did I mention that Micheal Bloomberg is a gazillion-dollar Wall Street type? I probably should have. (Politico)

-I think you've run out-
The Republican Party is taking the news that Chris Christie and Sarah Palin won't run pretty hard.

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I think you guys are stuck with the nuts you've already got. (Go Comics)

"Nearly Half of Americans Cannot Name A Single GOP Presidential Candidate."

Kind of explains the previous item, doesn't it? (Wonkette)

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