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Cory Booker for ‘Money Mike’ Bloomberg?……Why?

Cory A. Booker, the Mayor of Newark New Jersey…the one with the ‘D’ for Democrat behind his name, spend Sunday in Queens, New York campaigning with Michael Bloomberg, who has at various times had a ‘D’ , ‘R’ and now a ‘I’ behind his name, but is on the GOP line, and the Independent line, in the upcoming vote for the Mayor of the City of New York……………

Now when I saw this…… I wondered……Why is a democrat from Jersey coming over to Queens, New York to campaign for the NY City Mayor?……Why?

Could one of the reasons be the fact that Mr. Booker has received $26,000 in  campaign donations from the right hand accountant of Bloomberg, Martin J. Geller… the contribution has to be perfectly legal……but ?????

Now, to be fair, Geller is allowed to give money to whoever he wants to…in New York, New Jersey or China for that matter…but after receiving the money in April of this year…..Booker shows up in a majority black area with the Mayor, give us a break…even the little kids around the way can figure this one out…….

All that money…….all that money…maybe that’s why Anthony Weiner didn’t run…..not because he got engaged to you know who………

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cory Booker for 'Money Mike' Bloomberg?……Why?

Cory A. Booker, the Mayor of Newark New Jersey…the one with the ‘D’ for Democrat behind his name, spend Sunday in Queens, New York campaigning with Michael Bloomberg, who has at various times had a ‘D’ , ‘R’ and now a ‘I’ behind his name, but is on the GOP line, and the Independent line, in the upcoming vote for the Mayor of the City of New York……………

Now when I saw this…… I wondered……Why is a democrat from Jersey coming over to Queens, New York to campaign for the NY City Mayor?……Why?

Could one of the reasons be the fact that Mr. Booker has received $26,000 in  campaign donations from the right hand accountant of Bloomberg, Martin J. Geller… the contribution has to be perfectly legal……but ?????

Now, to be fair, Geller is allowed to give money to whoever he wants to…in New York, New Jersey or China for that matter…but after receiving the money in April of this year…..Booker shows up in a majority black area with the Mayor, give us a break…even the little kids around the way can figure this one out…….

All that money…….all that money…maybe that’s why Anthony Weiner didn’t run…..not because he got engaged to you know who………

October 27, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Atlanta may be on the verge of electing a white, female Mayor…….

Yes…you read that right……Atlanta, Georgia…in the good ole USA………

Atlanta has had black Mayor since Maynard Jackson won election for the job in 1973……Atlanta, the location of  racial tensions during the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s, has had tremendous growth in the last two decades…but that growth has had the effect of decreasing the once broad black majority from around 66.8 percent in 1990 to about  54 percent in 2005……while there are large area’s of affluent blacks in the city……the economic success of the city has drawn in more Latinos, Asians and whites , driving down the black population.

The city had serious problems with corruption during the tenure of Bill Campbell ( he was convicted of tax evasion for accepting gambling income while in office) from 1994 to 2001……That corruption has left a bad taste in the mouth of residents of the city…….

The voters of the city now have three candidates running for Mayor…and one them is Mary Norwood,  an Atlanta councilwoman, who happens to be white…….

The race to succeed Shirley Franklin, who won the office after Campbell left, is split between Norwood and two other black candidates, Lisa Borders (City Council President ) and Kasim Reed (a former state legislator )…….

Of course there is a racial undertone in all of this but, Norwood seems to be in position to win the election, outright, or have a run off…..(since she IS popular and the other two will split the black vote presumably)…..and with that things will mark a big change for the city that boasts a large middle  and upper class black population……..there is also the fact that blacks are asking themselves why would we just vote for the black candidate when we have seen what Campbell has done?

In the end …on November the 3rd…the voters in Atlanta will have to decide if they will stay with ‘their own’ or move to join the cities rising non black population in voting for someone who represents ‘change’….something the majority of its residents voted overwhelmingly for last November in their new President……

October 22, 2009 Posted by | Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

You know Bloomberg could lose………

This piece on the fact that  a recent Survey USA poll has Bloomberg only 8 points ahead  (the MOE is a whopping 4.2% ) of his Democratic opponent, City Controller William Thompson …..and the fact that there are a lot of people out there angry at his switching of the term limits rules, so that he could run for a third time…….if the issue is a sleeper Bloomberg could be in for big surprise……$64 million, and a possibility that he’s only less than 4% points up (with the MOE factor) on Thompson, means that something isn’t going right for the Mayor…

Note: Bloomberg calls himself an Independent these days…but will run on both the Ind and GOP lines……

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment