AN EMPEROR DOES NOT A PRESIDENT MAKE

Megalomania springs eternal: looks like Bloomberg really thinks he’s got a shot at the national throne.

If he does dare seek the Democratic nomination, we: the non-wealthy, the working people, the artists of New York City  must fan out across the country and tell the U.S. population what Bloomberg did to us and to this city.

Jeremiah Moss is right: Bloomberg was a warm-up for Trump.

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WHEN AMERICA ASPIRED CULTURALLY

Unsigned in Stage Magazine, 1936:

“The amount of absolutely first-class music to be heard on the radio at this time of year makes this a different country from what it was five years ago. You can hardly find a hamlet so obscure, or a person so ignorant, that symphonies and operas and big soloists are out of his ken. It is when people begin to feel personal and possessive about art that art is most alive.Right now the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan, the Boston and Minneapolis and St. Louis and other orchestras, Bori  and Lily Pons and Tibbett and Thomas are all forceful public possessions. Nobody can blame the man in Clifton Forge, Virginia, to whom Toscanini was just another Italian name a few years ago. But this man and a million others now make a ceremony of Sunday afternoon at three, or Sunday night at eight; and try to tell these people that the great music they listen to, and its purveyors, don’ belong to them. You’d be surprised at the vehement comeback.”

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I SHOULD HAVE ADDED

that the sprinkling of buildings that the Tech Hub scam was permitting to be considered for landmark designation are not presently endangered *. The architects of this swindle purposely did not propose for designation any low-rise buildings that are ripe for assemblage into future high-rise sites.

* according to the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation–I believe them.

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THE ACTUAL GEORGE H.W. BUSH

Ironic, isn’t it?

George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War I helped to bring on  Osama bin Laden’s attack, which was then exploited by George W. Bush to launch Gulf War II, another catastrophic war of choice against Iraq.

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OUR DEVELOPMENTALLY-ARRESTED “LEADERS”

“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago,” fifteen-year-old climate acitivist Greta Thunberg declares.

The shocking, cosmically deranged determination of adults to ignore the probable  endgame to humanity posed by environmental hazards and climate change has inspired our children to take the wheel.

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WELL, IT’S A START

Tomorrow, Tuesday, be at the Landmarks Preservation Commission to speak in favor of the paltry handful of buildings that it has agreed to consider for designation in the Tech Nub, NE Village district.

And then support the real deal:

demand that the LPC approve the landmark district designation proposed by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation to protect the vast architectural and historic resources within the Tech Hub surround.

We must not let the tech Hub rezoning result in the in the Mayor’s intended green light to his developer friends to level this district.

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PAPER PATRIOT JEFF FLAKE

Like Sen. Sasse, the Senator from Arizona will do anything, I mean anything, to preserve American democracy–except stand up to home-grown, Trumpian, McConnell-curated American totalitarianism.

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IF THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT AGGRESSIVELY INVESTIGATE TRUMP

If they revert to their whimpering, c ringing ways, they can forget about victory in 2020.

Any Dem who falls for McConnell’s hooey about “presidential harassment” is hammering yet another nail into what could be the party and the country’s coffin.

McConnell thinks he can gaslight the current Dem caucus the way he did Obama — can he?

Remember that the Nazis lost seats in 1932, before making their comeback a year later.

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ZUCKERBERG’S BEST DEFENSE IS IGNORANCE

Zuckerberg thinks that Ceasar Augustus ushered in two hundred years of world peace, and so whatever brutal, horrendous things he did were simply an acceptable means to an end.

Heads up, Zucky–you’re referring to the Pax Romana, by which much of the settled world submitted themselves to the boot of Roman domination, paying all sorts of tribute in return for police state “protection.”

And things were nevertheless far from always placid in the Imperial ‘tories.

Zucky is a totalitarian and megalomaniac and is to be denied influence over any future continuance of American democracy. . .such as it is or has become.

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“MAINSTREAM “LIBERAL” “PUNDITS”

You know, the ones who said that only Hillary was electable.

Now they’re cautioning the Democrats against enacting policies that are popular with overwhelming numbers of both Dems and Republicans.

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