As I’ve documented in the past, I just do not understand this whole crossover appeal of Michael Bloomberg. Many good die-hard liberal friends of mine voted for him in the last election. But I have always maintained that despite his so-called liberal background, he’s a rich, entitled motherfucker who sold out whatever principles he might have had for both money and the prestige of being mayor – notably bringing the Republican convention to our reality-based enclave during the 2004 presidential election. In short, he’s a selfish asshole who cares for no one but himself.
To wit – on Monday, January 29, (not the beginning of the school year, not when the weather’s accommodating), Bloomberg and the powers that be just decided to up and change the school bus routes. I have no desire to recount the tales I’ve read about 7 year old kids now taking 3 public buses to get to school, getting up at 4am and the like. Suffice it to say, it’s horrible for the parents and the kids, and good for no one except the city budget that saves a few million dollars because of it. Oh yeah, and did I mention the $3.9 billion surplus they just announced? Yeah, well…
Anyway, after the public uproar and obvious fiascoishness of the entire affair, do you suppose Bloomberg is reevaluating anything? Are you kidding? We’re talking about saving a buck here!
Mr. Bloomberg, who since winning mayoral control of the schools has often said he should be held responsible, staunchly defended the changes yesterday. He said that the problems were minimal and that many parents had been using bus service to which they were not entitled under school system rules dating back to the 1980s.You’re not entitled to a bus anyway. Here’s a dollar, buy a cup of go fuck yourself.