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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I voted for Bloomberg. 

I'm not happy about it.

First off: I need to apologize for not introducing myself sooner. I haven't posted because I never feel like I have anything particularly useful to say -- this probably doesn't count either. My real name is Jon; I go to school with Ziggy; and thanks for letting me join up.

Anyway. Despite Ziggy's strong distaste for the man (which I in part share), I didn't feel like I had any real options. I figured as follows:

1. The federal government is incompetent at best, and actively hostile to NYC at worst. As far as they're concerned, we can all go to hell, and if anything really bad happened, they could just use it to get reelected. Bloomberg, of course, totally bought into this, which is despicable.

2. NY state government is useless, and doesn't deserve my consideration. Plus I hate Pataki much, much more than I hate Bloomberg -- he's sort of like Bloomberg, but without the skill or intelligence.

3. Bloomberg, despite making some very questionable (possibly indefensible) moral choices, is mostly competent, I think. And given that I actually live in this city, this sort of matters. Ferrer seems like a hack, and in any event I don't see him being nearly as effective in most things. And despite the appeal of Rent-Is-Too-Damn-High Guy, I don't really see him being competent either.

So I pulled the lever. If this somehow indirectly involves me endorsing the Republican party as a whole, I kind of hate myself, but so be it. Next year is what matters.

-Fuzzy Dunlop  09:10 EST | |

About us:

This weblog is an ongoing, if periodic, effort by several friends to stay in touch, in reading material, and in ideas.

Lucky Luciano is a former Italian Stallion real estate hustler and Benedict Arnold CEO turned shady lawyer-to-be. He lives in Denver.

Ben is a Paramedic and would-be philantropist who lives in Denver. He knows everything about nothing.

Fuzzy Dunlop lives in Manhattan. He is more than capable of standing up to the stresses of a high crime urban environment.

Jess is a teacher. But have YOU given her an apple? No, you haven't. You should be ashamed of yourself. This crazy feminist currently rests her copy of Awakening in Jersey City.

Matt is a pariah, iconoclast, and professor of gambling living in Oakland.

Miguel Sanchez is not Lionel Hutz.

Daddy Brooklyn lives in Brooklyn. He hates Republicans, though he wouldn't mind being ensconced in the landed elite of New York City.

Paul just smoked my eyelids and punched my cigarette.

Ziggy Stardust has no past.

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