Farmers, Frauds & Free Passes

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Last week, video and audio from 2013 surfaced in which Michael Bloomberg defended New York’s “Stop & Frisk” policy. For the record, it’s actually “Stop, Question & Frisk.”

But I digress.

Bloomberg made a number of (by the Democrats’ own definition) racist comments which would have seen President Trump or any Republican pummeled by the media and or forced out of office. Democrats, however, get a pass. That’s because, for decades, the fallacious conventional wisdom has been that it is impossible for Democrats to be racists. After all, they’re the Democrats. For 60 years, they’ve stood with the African American community. Here are a few of Bloomberg’s comments:

“Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male, minorities, 16 to 25.”

Is Mr. Bloomberg saying that “all blacks look alike?”

There’s more:

“We put ALL the cops in minority neighborhoods. Why did we do it? Because that’s where ALL the crime is.”

Not “much” or “most” but “ALL”.  But wait. There’s even more.

“The way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them up against the walls and frisk them.”

Is Bloomberg suggesting police brutality? Aren’t liberals the ones who’ve been telling us for years that cops are racists and pose the biggest threat to young, black men?

Yes, then once the videotape of the incident emerges, a police officer – particularly if he is white – will be excoriated in the media, branded a racist and have his life and job threatened. The city will be visited by Black Lives Matter, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and the “Hands-up! Don’t shoot!” Antifa crowd will loot and burn the place to the ground.

When asked about his comments, Bloomberg easily dismissed them as off-the-cuff remarks he made five years ago, not representative of how he governed New York City. Not so fast. These were the statements of a 73 year-old man, a former New York City mayor, not a political neophyte, not an immature teenager.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s list of racist comments is the stuff of legend, going back to the mid-seventies when he opposed bussing. To wit:

“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I’m not joking.”

“(Romney) is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. He’s going to put y’all back in chains.”

Recently, Biden issued this declarative statement:

“Poor kids are just as bright as white kids.”

Last year, Biden shocked black mayors when he said the problem with their communities is that the “parents can’t read or write themselves.”

But the piece de resistance is how he described his friend, Barack:

“I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

There are many more examples, but you get the point.

Once again, Joe Biden, the man who would be president, did not make these comments as a kid. He made them as a seasoned politician, a five-decade Washington swamp dweller, man who is of an age when the decision to buy green bananas presents a conundrum. Still, he gets a pass.

Donald Trump was not afforded the same courtesy for the private comments he made to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush a full ten years before he even entered politics, comments made while Trump was nothing more than the host of a Reality TV show. As such, Trump was a private citizen, an entertainer, not unlike Bill Maher, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Madonna, Kathy Griffin, Robert DeNiro, et al who enrobe themselves in the “entertainer/comedian” mantle to inoculate themselves from any criticism when they do everything from calling Sarah Palin “the C word” to threatening to blow up the White House to holding up a bloody, severed head mask of the President. But then, Donald Trump is a Republican and as a Republican, his Party affiliation supplants his entertainer status. 

Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden, while being neither entertainers nor even entertaining, still get a pass for their comments. Their status as Democrats provides them the antidote needed to heal them from any illness or injury caused by anything they have said in the past or may say in the future.

For example, Bloomberg once called a competitor in the financial industry a “Cokehead, womanizing, fag.” These and other sexist, misogynist, homophobic quotes are all contained in a booklet titled “Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” which was presented to him in 1990 (long before “MeToo”) as a gag gift and published in full by the Washington Post over the weekend. The booklet’s producer, Elisabeth DeMarse, who worked as Bloomberg’s chief marketing officer said in the introduction, “Yes, these are all actual quotes. No, nothing has been embellished or exaggerated.”

And now, fresh off the heels of his recently-surfaced racist comments, some elitist, pejorative comments Michael Bloomberg made in 2016 have now come to light in which he belittles both farmers and factory workers.

While speaking at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. Bloomberg said that one of the issues preventing that was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized. He stated:

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter.”

Is there anyone out there who believes that Michael Bloomberg would be able to raise corn or to run a lathe? Would he even know which end of the hoe to use? Before you answer that question, read Bloomberg’s feeble attempt of several days ago where he tried to relate to the average American. He was speaking about his mother.

“Every day I’d say, ‘what did you do.’ And she’d say ‘well, I played Scrabble today.’ And I said, ‘who’d you play with.’ ‘The housekeeper.’ ‘And did you win.’ ‘Yes, of course.’ And I said, ‘mother, the housekeeper works for us. They’re throwing the game to you.’ ‘That’s an outrage,’ and she finished by saying, ‘if you learn to play Scrabble you’d learn how to spell.’ I said, ‘mother, at my age I’m never going to learn how to spell.'” 

First of all, WHO calls his mother “mother”? Did YOUR mother sit around all day playing Scrabble with the housekeeper? Did you even have a housekeeper? Was it your mother? I’m guessing that your mother played Scrabble with YOU, not the housekeeper.

I grew up on a 5 acre farm/nursery and have planted, nurtured, harvested and husked plenty of corn in my time. My father – with the help of my brother and myself – raised hundreds of thousands of Easter flowers and other plants and shrubs throughout the year for decades. So, I know whereof I speak. A man like Michael Bloomberg, who has lived a life where someone else grew the corn, harvested the corn, got it to market, bought it, brought it home, shucked it, cooked it and placed it on the plate in front of him is in no position to so easily dismiss the process as to say “I could teach anybody to be a farmer,” or, for that matter, to run a lathe. Michael Bloomberg doesn’t know corn silk from silk pajamas nor a tulip bulb from his bulbous nose.

I grew up in an area – and in an era – where most of the men around me – as well as many of the women – could do ANYTHING. If you had given my father…..and even my brother… empty tuna fish can, they could build you a Volkswagen Beetle. Having grown up as I did, I learned to do many things with my own two hands, but my father and my brother far-eclipsed me and I still marvel at people who have these innate skills. Michael Bloomberg most likely cuts his corn kernels off the cob – or, perhaps has his servant do it for him – then eats them with the back of a silver fork, corn grown by a farmer and a fork made by a metal worker.

If there is any justice in this world, that fork will soon be stuck into Mr. Bloomberg’s elitist, prominent proboscis, down which he looks upon the very people who have fed his mother, his housekeeper and himself for a century. The very same media, the very same Party, the very same people who have been vilifying the wealthy for years, particularly the uber-wealthy like Mr. Bloomberg, now have no problem with him spending – as of this writing – more than $300 million in order to defeat President Trump. These are also the same people who were apoplectic over the “Citizens United” court decision, but now aren’t the least bit annoyed by Bloomberg’s attempt to buy the election.

Also as of this writing, there is some speculation that Michael Bloomberg may be considering Hillary Clinton as his running mate. This is the same woman who was summarily-rejected by the American People not only for her congenital corruption, but for her dismissal and disrespect of 63 million – and counting – Donald Trump supporters as “deplorable and irredeemable.” Bloomberg’s newly-surfaced comments are demonstrable of the same disdain for average Americans shared by Clinton. Since that tact worked so well for Hillary in 2016, I am certain that a Bloomberg/Clinton team will use it to a fare-thee-well in 2020. They simply cannot help themselves. It’s who they are.

Not even Michael Bloomberg’s billions can defeat Donald Trump. The only person who can defeat Donald Trump is Donald Trump. The only person who can drive a wedge between Donald Trump and his supporters is Donald Trump. That is NOT going to happen. Billionaire Bloomberg’s millions will not buy him the election. In 2016, Hillary Clinton outspent Donald Trump 4 to 1. What did her money buy?

President Donald J. Trump

2 thoughts on “Farmers, Frauds & Free Passes

  1. I think I suggested at least 3 years ago–probably longer–that you start a BLOG. This is well done…and I wouldn’t expect any less. I look forward to future posts. Good job!

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