Does Bloomberg think he’s God?

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have been knocked off his high horse earlier this week when a New York judge overturned his soda ban, but that hasn’t stopped the outspoken Bloomberg from vowing to continue his crusade to rule people’s lives. Following the judge’s ruling, Bloomberg said:

BLOOMBERG: This wasn’t a setback for me. This is a setback for the people who’re dying. In case you hadn’t noticed I watch my diet. This is not for me. I want to leave this world a better place for my kids and their kids. And shame on me if I don’t.

It is no secret that Glenn does not support Bloomberg or his initiatives because of the lack of freedom and individual responsibility they typically entail. “Does Bloomberg think he’s God,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “Here’s the thing. Here’s what I’m for: maximum liberty, maximum responsibility.”

We have moved away from a culture based in individual rights and responsibilities to one that focuses on the collective. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be held accountable in our choices and decision making. “I’m doing what I’m doing in my life. I have choices in my life. You have choices in your life,” Glenn said. “You want to eat sugar? Here’s a five pound bag of sugar. You think that’s poison? You stay away from it.”

While Glenn advocates maximum liberty, Bloomberg’s policies are rooted in minimum responsibility for everyone. “It’s my responsibility what happens to me. I want maximum liberty, and maximum responsibility,” Glenn said. “Bloomberg wants minimum responsibility for everyone. Maximum responsibility on his shoulders for my life. Nobody is giving you that responsibility, Mike. You don’t have responsibility over my life. You want to make the world a better place, make people more free. Now the only way you can make people more free is to help them educate them.”

The adage, give a man a fish, feed him for the day; teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime, is particularly apropos in this situation. “Teach people. The best way to teach people is through example,” Glenn said. “Bloomberg is just jamming it down your throat… If you still don’t take to their nudge then they’ll start to slap or shoot.”

The problem, Glenn explained, is that too many people are afraid and, as a result, they accept the overreaches of government. “Don’t be afraid,” Glenn said. “I spent most of my life afraid. Don’t be afraid. It’s okay. It is so freeing when you take responsibility your own self… And if you don’t, we’re all going to be living in a state where the Bloombergs are going to tell us exactly how much we can eat, exactly when we have to exercise.”

“We don’t need [Bloomberg and [his] rules. We want to cut our own path. We want to go our way. We want to follow our own hearts,” Glenn concluded. “Some of us would like to remain free and independent.”

  • landofaahs

    The Jewish people are a laws and rules people.  It has existed for thousands of years and they use those rules to their advantage and to the disadvantage of others.  That same religious belief system spills over into their view of politics.  That is why Jewish politicians are usually so bent on regulations and control.  This is not bigotry, but just fact.  I just thank God Christianity has freed me of this type of culture. Christ writes the law of love on our hearts as Christians.  That political system we enjoyed under the founders was one of freedom.  Too bad we have mostly los it.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Bloomberg acts like a tyrant or tin plated despot and spoiled brat. He see’s his role in the world as a ‘father knows best’ and the people of NYC as his family that needs his absolute, iron fist of guidance.

    Too many people have cared too little for the most precious of birthrights one can have – the right to be free. As with Esau of the bible, they choose to sell their birthright on the cheap.

    Elections have consequences, NYC is learning that now, and with the overturning of the soda ban by the courts, Bloomberg probably will redouble his efforts to punish the people.

  • Anonymous

    I thank God that Christianity has taught me to evaluate the misguided actions of politicians like Mayor Bloomberg on the basis of rational thought not racial/ethnic or religious sterotypes. You might ask your God why you feel so compelled to explain/blame Bloomberg’s odd drive to ban large sodas on his religion; or your attempt at humor posted previously that they ought to limit kosher wine sales to 16 oz containers.

  • landofaahs

    No freedom under progressives.  I wonder when the progressive federal govt. will set free the entitlement slaves.  March 123 4 to zee new vurld oder.

  • Draxx

    I sometimes wonder if we are actually in a Religious War over Man Controlling Man Wars… 
     
    But, boy I am still worried about others trying to control me more than they already do!  You are right, Our Great Nation Was Not Founded On Control, But Freedoms Instead Based On Christian Values (Mostly anyway I know people of other religions participated).  Michael Bloomberg is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what the Founding Fathers Had Invisioned As Good Leaders!!!  (So is Obummer & His Administration of Goons!)

  • landofaahs

    Don’t all progressives..I mean liberals..I mean democrats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.vining.3 William Vining

    Does Glenn Beck think he’s Moses?

  • Draxx

    snowleopard, I still do not know how they cannot see Bloomberg as a Tyrant (If he was a Lord in Old England there would be 100,000′s of Deaths in the Public Square to set an example of how that Iron Fist Really Works!).  The people of NY are Electiing Themselves Into Slavery (that is if the elections aren’t being manipulated for him to keep winning)…  Wasn’t there a Movie called, “Escape From New York”?  Things that make you go Hhmmmmm.

  • landofaahs

    Because of jewish dietary laws, numerous laws as to how many steps you can walk on the sabboth.  Just look up all of the rules you must obey under Judaism.  My humor was directed at the hypocrisy of his picking and choosing what was “KOSHER” and what is not.  Humor must always contain an element of truth.  Sorry that you can see neither.

  • landofaahs

    Rules like medicine are necessary but too much of either is fatal.  The 10 commandments were sufficient for God, but not it seems for man.

  • Draxx

    Liberal Leftist Twisting Things Again!!!  (Note: I don’t think Mormons Idolize themselves as Christian Heroes.)  Plus, someone has to lead any movement and since this is against Your Progressive Agendas, You Do Exactly What Leftist Always Do “Attack Those That Voice A Different Opinion!”…

  • Draxx

    LOL, Vrroooooooommmmmm…

  • Draxx

    I don’t care what Faith Bloomberg is…

    He Is Still A Bad Man and Very Immoral to Subject His Constituents to Tyranny!!!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Glenn beck has a messianic view of himself. All you have to do is listen to him on the radio or watch one of his self absorbed tv programs. While it is not a recognized psychological disorder, I suspect that a decent psychiatrist, even a libertarian psychiatrist,  would have  fascinating afternoon diagnosing  his self image.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Indeed, living proof of the frog in the pot.

  • Draxx

    Even if it is a psychological disorder, it has driven him to Success!  And he is saying to others, You Can Be Successful If You Work At It Despite Your Shortcomings!  Thomas Edison was a sociopath, he did not like being around people very much, but his successes forced him do some things that his nature might not have.  Glenn has come from the Bottom of the Barrel to being Very Successful, and it is Hard to not let that go to your head (for anybody).  Even so, Glenn’s Successes are his own, My Successes are my own, and Yours Belong To You; so whatever we do with them is up to us even if other people disagree…

  • Anonymous

    Hey Lando –not as ignorant as you think over here pal. Well acquainted with the proscriptions of life under strict interpretations of Judaism; have even shared a few Saabath meals and Seders with friends in Conservative  congregations. I think Bloomberg’s law on sodas was idiotic–it was not the place of a mayor in a city to do that. However, it was not based on religion; it was based on his interpretation of scientific and nutritional studies. Another good example of why science should be left to the scientists and politicians should stay out of  it. I have absolutely no problem seeing the truth nor bias in what is said on these pages or anywhere else. I also have a great sense of humor; the joke has to be funny however.

  • Anonymous

    Free and independent? Ha ha – what a joke!

  • Draxx

    I respect landofaahs comments, but your response was a very good one… thanks for bringing intelligence to the debates!

  • Draxx

    Do you think that Bloomberg is dong all of this to see how far the Left can Push People, or to Take Political Pressure Off of Obummer and his Failed Policies?  Or Both?  (Every Gov’t Plan Has A Scapegoat… so that they can point blame away from themselves!)

  • Anonymous

    Despite the fact that i agree with GB less than 5% of the time, I have always stated that he is a genius at marketing and developing his brand. An entrepreneur who found his niche market and expanded it. Not a fan of the brand, but he has succeeded.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Then why don’t you say what you agree with or disagree with him instead of making crap up about his is called “messiah complex”?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I would not be surprised in the least if he is being ALLOWED to do so; a small scale experiment to establish procedures and to set long-range precedents.

    If he is successful then other cities and states in time will follow his lead; if not he is written off as a scapegoat when the heat is too hot on the President. 

    The danger the Democrats constantly fail to see, for their own agenda, is that spoken of by Yamamoto once: “Gentlemen, I fear we have woken a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve…”

    The giant and his resolve are the American people once they have reached their limits and understand what is going on. I think we have a greater chance of turning this around than many assume.

    Human events involving nations change over years of time; and we have grown up in a near-instant world of ‘Why can we not do it now and get the results in one swoop?”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    With progressives? Nope.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Progressives worship people as a god because most of them don’t believe in a god and those that do don’t see that what they are doing in the name of their god goes against what they teach. It is all most that they bring out the golden calf every time one of their people get reelected even when they know their leaders are taking freedom away from the people. How else did people like Obama and Bloomberg get reelected even after they screwed the American people rights? it is because we got a group of blind people being lead around the noise by blind people.

  • Draxx

    Sheeple…

  • landofaahs

    Your culture and religious beliefs are part of you no matter who you are.  It carries over because none of us including me does not carry that bias within ourselves.  There are other scientific facts about certain lifestyle choices that are more dangerous to health than soda pop, yet he did not dare breach that tabbooooooo.  And frankly you cannot divorce politics and science and religion or any belief system, that is human nature.

  • landofaahs

    Could you imagine if he advocated prosecution of homosexuality,adultery and general just sleeping around because of the health effects of societies members?  He must not be so scientifically pure. LOL

  • landofaahs

    Don’t bring up goats or Al Gore will get involved.

  • landofaahs

    Let’s leave the goats out of this.  Al Gore the modern goatgland Dr. will chime in.

  • landofaahs

    Grandma Moses since he’s a painter.

  • landofaahs

    I have seen the enemy and it is “US evil progressive libtard democrat”.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Exactly.

  • Draxx

    If he is Pure Anything, I would say it is a body part (A-Hole)…  thanks for the laugh.

  • Draxx

    Why does Al Gore own sheep, boots, and live by a cliff…?  (LOL)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BGC7U7QUFEWSSV3H4IFHLAFK54 mudslide

    What a putz.

    I’m not sure what’s worse – that this has gone so far or that there seem to be less important things to try and fix…like say homelessness, energy, unemployment, banning stupidity…

  • not a fool

    Out of the mouth of a hypocrites’ lip, the only thing dying was his ego, not the people.

  • Anonymous

    Beck messianic? Clearly you don’t own a dictionary. Beck is self-deprecating and funny. He throws out ideas for you to accept or not accept. He’s the first one to say “Don’t take my word for it. Do your own research.” You want self absorbed and messianic? Look to the Dear Leader of our country.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Bloomberg, you want to do everything for us? How ’bout I get lazy, crap my pants, and you can come clean me up, huh?  STAY OUT OF MY PRIVATE LIFE, you self-serving son of a bitch.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    If Bloomberg thinks he looks good, because he claims to watch his diet, he needs some new glasses, you’ll never see him barechested because you’ll get a good look at his body fat

  • Grelberforever

    I’m very, VERY sure he would fit comfortably into Napoleon Bonaparte’s old uniform. Short, overbearing, acting as if he knows what’s best for everyone and everything around him. I don’t need a guy like him in my life.  I’ve got a flash for him: I will decide what drink I want. I will decide what brand I want. I will decide how much or how little caffeine it should have and how much or how little sugar it should contain. I don’t need him to tell me how to live my life. Next he’ll want to tell me when I’ve lived long enough. He’s not a g-d. Only the real God the Father will make that decision. Not him, not a death panel, not Obama.

  • Anonymous

    He’ll vow to fight will he?Bloomberg needs to be voted out and I mean soon or charge of him of treason for betraying the United States of America by stepping on the freedoms of others.He needs to go.

  • Anonymous

    The people like Bloomberg and others telling them what to do because they also rpovide free stuff to them. The people have been convinced that they can not take care of themselves and need an overreaching gov to provide for them. Too bad, It is hard for Reps to compete with this free stuff philosophy because they are traditionally in the “teach a man to fish” camp rather than the “give a man a fish” camp. Too many people just want to be given a fish assuming they will also get a fish and some bread the next day. The next day they will need a fish, bread and a table to eat it on. It never ends.

  • mspatdev

    Bloomberg is a dictator and not a mayor of his city. He is to provide services to his city and not dictate what they can do, eat, drink, or whatever. He can provide courts to well known killers from other countries. He is just like Obammy. He is a wanted be. A big terrorist that thinks he is right. WELL he isn’t. If I was going to NYC, which I’m not, I would find the biggest container and fill it up at a local business then go to the mayors office. Doesn’t he want prosperity and jobs in his city or not extra cash floating around. A lot of people will shut down their stores if they can’t sell their goods. He is a socialist dictator.

  • http://twitter.com/Innocentious I.V. Baker

    Ummm… I think God asks people to behave in a certain way and then allows them to choose for themselves. Bloomberg is simply trying to force people to change. Isn’t one a little more evil than the other?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.lineman Joe Lineman

    bad thing is they’de re-elect him.  New York the state that elected Hillary to the senate.  If the 13 colony’s fell into the Atlantic the other 37states would be better off.

  • Anonymous

    Your an ass. Bloomberg does not tjonl hw ia God. He is a male yenta, a kike fro Boro Parrk.

  • Anonymous

    If New Yorkers put this dictator back in as their mayor, then they deserve him.

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg is a weasel and looks like the type of person who always gets his way.  I just can’t believe the people in NYC keep on reelecting him.  Are they that stupid?  If so, they deserve what they get.  Bloomberg leading them around by their nose rings. 

  • Anonymous

    Snowleopard and Draxx you are both so hilarious, I crack up reading your posts.  I don’t trust any of them and I am not so sure that they are even smart enough to figure that one out.  The American people need to hurry and wake up are we are going to fool around and lose our country.  God Bless America!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Come to Texas that is all I have to say.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ned.barnett.3 Ned Barnett

    The question should be, Does God think he’s Bloomberg?

  • Anonymous

    To Sam Fisher comment below. I do state what I agree or disagree with. I also stated an opinion, just as you seem to do on a daily basis, as to the characteristics of an individual who is the focus of the story. I offered an opinion about Beck’s psychology in that post, based on the statements he has made, the programs he has produced and the exhortations to his crowd. I did not make anything up; you may offer an opinion about Obama, Bloomberg or whomever the progressive target du jour head is on the Glenn beck web page stake on a given day. My opinion is that Beck views himself as an evolving/changeling libertarian/religious prophet/messiah.  He plays that role daily–all you have to do is read the adulation that is expressed on these pages to know that it is working. Whether he truly beleives it or not, only Beck knows; but it is a role he is working to the max.

  • Anonymous

    It has been a while since I used it, but on my dusty bookshelf look what I found: Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary c. 1985: messianic 1. of or relating to a messiah; 2. marked by idealism and an aggressive crusading spirit.

    I think Beck and Obama satisfy the definition.

    Yeah, Beck says do your own research, but he knows that 90 % of his listeners do not bother; and of the 10 % who do, very few challenge him on his breezy treatment of incovenient facts. That whole self deprecating act is just that–in my opinion–Beck suffers no lack of self confidence or doubt. Humor is in the ears of the beholder–I never liked the whole expropriating of morning radio shows into shock jock programming–hence no fan of Beck who still is a shock jock at heart, who simply hit middle age. 

  • Anonymous

    what are you bitching about – Morning Radio Programms – why - we have the convenience of listening to the other side all night long so what is your problem is it “the drunk who made it out of the dump” you have a problem with?  Well let me tell you I rather listen to him than the sort of Men like Letterman, Bloomberg, Obbbaaammmamaa and on and on……

  • Anonymous

    To grumpymom comment below–hey grumps– my critique was of Beck. what are you bitching about? My bias is that I never liked the shock jock morning shows. OK–you get your opinions, I get to have mine right? Oh I forgot–no one is allowed to criticize Beck here. Silly me

  • Anonymous

    We are all judged by our work’s !
    Seem’s to me the only way this clown will be close to GOD is to be dambed by him !

  • Anonymous

    Bloomberg better not think he’s god….. for if he does Chairman “o” will smite him……

  • Anonymous

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