Michael Bloomberg 2020 (Again)

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Foggy wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:48 am
:doh:

:nope:

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I just saw an ad for him during the Today Show.

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To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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I saw one this morning and said "OK, boomer."
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He's not a boomer. He's too old. :geezertowel:

Us boomers were born after WWII, starting in 1946.

Bloomberg was born in 1942. He's 77 years old. :smoking:
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Addie wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Axios: Mike Bloomberg officially announces presidential run

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg officially announced on Sunday that he's running for president pretending to be as a Democrat.
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ZekeB wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:59 am
Addie wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:41 pm
Axios: Mike Bloomberg officially announces presidential run

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg officially announced on Sunday that he's running for president pretending to be as a Democrat.
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the interesting thing about Bloomberg is that he's very much a 21st century reboot of Nelson Rockefeller, minus, I suppose, the art collection. it's really indicative of how much the entire political landscape has shifted to the right in the last 50 years that he can try to run not just as a Democrat, but as a "progressive" Democrat. (whereas Warren and Sanders, both of whom are basically New Deal types, are commonly viewed as wild-eyed socialists.)
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Meh. I suspect that deep down in he still wishes that Stop and Frisk wasn't derailed by the courts.
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I suspect he's running for one reason - to stop Warren. He'll lose a chunk of his wealth if she gets elected.
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The Hill OpEd - Liz Peek: Michael Bloomberg could indeed buy the Democratic primary

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Our child-in-chief has a nickname for Bloomberg. :roll:


Donald J. Trump✔ @realDonaldTrump
Mini Mike Bloomberg has instructed his third rate news organization not to investigate him or any Democrat, but to go after President Trump, only. The Failing New York Times thinks that is O.K., because their hatred & bias is so great they can’t even see straight. It’s not O.K.!

6:11 PM - Dec 2, 2019
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The Hill: Bloomberg: Trump should be impeached

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I am so sick and tired of Mike Bloomberg ads on TV. Why the f* is Bloomberg saturating the Twin Cities with TV ads?
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MN-Skeptic wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:34 pm
I am so sick and tired of Mike Bloomberg ads on TV. Why the f* is Bloomberg saturating the Twin Cities with TV ads?
For national polling numbers? Meaningless, but the media might jump on it . The ads are 3/ hour on the networks here in Texas.
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Over $100 million now. Wish they were more about the Democrats and what the GOP is doing to the country... his bio doesn't get that message out. He only refers to Donald as "that guy" or something.
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whoopsie... :-

Michael Bloomberg says his White House campaign unknowingly used prison labor
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... YS1EU?il=0
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf.

Bloomberg, who last month entered the Democratic Party race to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the campaign had ended its relationship with a company that used prison labor for making phone calls.

“We do not support this practice and we are making sure our vendors more properly vet their subcontractors moving forward,” Bloomberg said in a statement.

Bloomberg said the campaign learned of the ties to prison labor when a reporter called. The Intercept, a news website, was first to report the use of prison labor.
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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neonzx wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:44 pm
whoopsie... :-

Michael Bloomberg says his White House campaign unknowingly used prison labor
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... YS1EU?il=0
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday said his campaign had unknowingly used prison workers to make telephone calls on his behalf.

Bloomberg, who last month entered the Democratic Party race to face Republican President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election, said the campaign had ended its relationship with a company that used prison labor for making phone calls.

“We do not support this practice and we are making sure our vendors more properly vet their subcontractors moving forward,” Bloomberg said in a statement.

Bloomberg said the campaign learned of the ties to prison labor when a reporter called. The Intercept, a news website, was first to report the use of prison labor.
Is he opposed to it because they are making political calls? Is there another reason to be opposed to prisoners working?

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It's an issue. For example (and not in any way definitive):

https://psmag.com/social-justice/taking ... ay-slavery
Key Points

Roughly half of all imprisoned American citizens work full-time jobs while serving time. They aren't counted in standard labor surveys, but prisoners make up a sizable United States workforce—870,000 working inmates.
The original idea behind prison labor was that job skills would help people re-enter society. However, most of the jobs assigned to prisoners are not skill-building jobs; instead, they involve maintenance of the prison itself.
The average wage in state prisons is 20 cents per hour. In federal prisons, the average wage is 31 cents per hour. Despite working full-time jobs, prisoners are not considered employees and do not have the benefit of basic labor protections, such as minimum wage, sick leave, or overtime pay. Although prisoners are under OSHA protection, OSHA must notify a prison before an inspection.
The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world.
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Bloomberg campaign moves headquarters to Times Square

Mike Bloomberg’s rapidly expanding presidential campaign is moving to Times Square, setting up its headquarters at the old New York Times building on West 43rd Street.

The relocation — from the building that historically housed Bloomberg Philanthropies — comes as the billionaire self-funder and former New York mayor’s campaign pushes past 300 staffers at his headquarters and more than 200 more now active in the states, officials confirmed.

Bloomberg’s new offices, first reported by POLITICO and part of an email he planned to share with staffers Monday, includes an open layout with a desk out in the open for Bloomberg, a move in keeping with his ethos as a businessman and mayor.

In another throwback move, the space spread out across the entire eighth floor (two floors above the first-through-sixth floors owned by presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner) will also feature several countdown clocks showing the days, hours, minutes and seconds to Super Tuesday and the General Election — a nod to his unorthodox strategy to skip the first four states.

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NBC News: Bloomberg's campaign hires 500 staffers in over 30 states

The former New York mayor isn't competing in the four early-state voting contests, but he's going big on Super Tuesday in March and beyond.

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I love the poorly educated!!!

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I’m not a Bloomberg fan but love that he’s one-upping IMPOTUS on this. Hope he keeps it up! :thumbs:
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My husband actually likes Bloomberg's ads. They are certainly well-produced. And, as we know, repetition sinks into minds. Bloomberg's ads are far better than those of Tom Steyers, IMHO.
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Bloomberg is running ads in Spanish on AM radio in Puerto Rico. Not generic ads either, specifically tailored for the island. :shock:

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TexasFilly wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:29 pm
My husband actually likes Bloomberg's ads. They are certainly well-produced. And, as we know, repetition sinks into minds. Bloomberg's ads are far better than those of Tom Steyers, IMHO.
All I see Bloomberg saying here with his ads is the fact that he made more money than Trump. He claims he's a better businessman, which is probably true. I have yet to see any candidate make a campaign promise that they will actually be able to deliver on, given that the Senate will probably still be in republican hands.

The most far-fetched ad: Yang and his $1000 a month to every adult gimmick. It's aimed at those who have zero grasp of economics.
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Jeffrey wrote:
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Bloomberg is running ads in Spanish on AM radio in Puerto Rico. Not generic ads either, specifically tailored for the island. :shock:
Smart. It will be most interesting to see how this all plays out.
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Curbed NY: Bloomberg’s transportation plan envisions walkable, transit-rich neighborhoods

The former New York City mayor turned presidential candidate would tackle emissions with better access to walking, biking, and public transportation

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