Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Effin' Bloomberg, Effin' New York Times

NYC mayor Michael "I was for term limits, until I was against them because I wanted to get re-elected" Bloomberg has announced that he wants to carry out a plan to lay off approximately 4,700 city teachers. The article in the fucking New York Times, while mentioning that the city has lost about $2.1 billion in state aid, fails to make a single notice of the damn near $ 700 million City Time automated payroll system scandal. Bloomberg, a man reputed to be a business whiz-kind and a technocrat, characterized $80 million of stolen money (part of a badly-contracted, badly-overseen $700 million boondoggle) as having "slipped through the cracks". Fucking technocrats, how do they work? Suffice it to say, Bloomberg's scrutiny of teachers making $37,000 to $57,000 is greater than his scrutiny of consultants making ten times as much. In keeping with
zrm's new internet tradition, FUCK YOU, MIKE BLOOMBERG!

Of course, the "paper of record" has lagged behind the "local tabloid" in coverage of this story. Juan Gonzalez of the New York Daily News has been doing heroic work keeping up with the CityTime scandal.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

the "paper of record"

Lest I repeat myself, I'll repeat myself cribbing from another comment. Eventually the whole thing will collapse on itself, profit!
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vacuumslayer said...

I wish teachers would stop causing global warming and my sinus infections. Jebus ephing crisp.

Another Kiwi said...

Rhode Island gets rid of teachers too. Homeschooling worked for many years when there were no teachers, in the Wild West

Substance McGravitas said...

Yessir, richest country in tha WUR ULD.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

Look at it this way: not many people can say that they've witnessed the collapse of a superpower in their lifetimes...

Von said...

FUCK YOU MIKE BLOOMBERG!!!
I will always be the peanut gallery when there's fuck you-ing involved!!
My own littl way of having my bloggerpalz backs.