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Michael Bloomberg Belittled Farmers, Machinists: Modern Jobs Require More ‘Gray Matter’
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Posted by Fred 2020-02-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6471 views ]  Top

#1 Criminals have 'smaller BRAINS': Scientists claim the 'handicap' which can be spotted in early childhood may explain why life-long offenders lie, steal and are violent
Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-18 00:28||   2020-02-18 00:28|| Front Page Top

#2 I'd like to see Bloomers try stacking 80 pound hay bales 8 high on a moving wagon with 95 degrees. Then in a 110 degree hay mow.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-18 02:00||   2020-02-18 02:00|| Front Page Top

#3 Or the 4 AM reposition a breech calf before having to pull it.

Fuck you Mikey.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-18 02:00||   2020-02-18 02:00|| Front Page Top

#4 Ref #2: A man of his intellect should not be out in the sun. I would prefer he be stationed up in a warm barn loft, stacking bales (back of the loft to the front, 8-12 high) as they fall from an elevator. I'm certain he'd prefer to work alone. Farming be hard.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-18 02:25||   2020-02-18 02:25|| Front Page Top

#5 A nasty little specimen, isn't he?

So we know now that he hates mothers and pregnancy ("Kill it!"), that he hates farmers and workers, and that he thinks he can buy an election.

IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What country does this little shithead think he's living in?
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 02:35||   2020-02-18 02:35|| Front Page Top

#6 the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different

A man who thinks 'thinking' is itself an acquired skill set, 'a whole degree level different'.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-02-18 02:40||   2020-02-18 02:40|| Front Page Top

#7 IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What's so common about farming? 6% of USA population feed half the world. I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

*Why the hell coding is considered a sign of intellect?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-02-18 02:41||   2020-02-18 02:41|| Front Page Top

#8 I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

Also, farming needs 'updates' only once in decades and only when they've been sufficiently tested... so there's that.
Posted by Dron66046 2020-02-18 02:45||   2020-02-18 02:45|| Front Page Top

#9 a whole degree level different

Can anyone parse this mush?

"degree level" = what, exactly? Does he mean to say "degree" as in difference of degree instead of difference of kind? If so, then he's actually saying the opposite of what he seems to intend.

Or was he thinking of "degree" in the sense of university degree -- perhaps subconsciously envying the much bigger dick more prestigious (vs Johns Hopkins) Oxford (pedi)gree?

Also, how does adding the modifier "whole" clarify what, if anything, this overrated nasty little shit is struggling to articulate?

Or was he just showing how vulgar and Jerry Lee Lewis-ish he actually is ("whole lotta degree-shaking' goin' on..")?

What an overrated asshole.

This country has the worst political class since Tammany. We are ruled by morons.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 02:48||   2020-02-18 02:48|| Front Page Top

#10 #7 IOW he's against motherhood, the common man, and democracy.

What's so common about farming? 6% of USA population feed half the world. I believe their business is considerably more complicated than coding*.

Absolutely right, grom. An extraordinarily difficult profession pursued by truly uncommon people: uncommon skill, tenacity, courage, fortitude.

I was trying to avoid the cliche "the working man."

I guess it's an indication of how far away we've fallen from our old standard of respect and gratitude for people who feed us, who build things, who fix things and move things from here to there -- from the agricultural and mechanical trades -- that I couldn't even find in our vernacular the right term for such people.

We really need a new political class, a new political discourse -- and a different, more traditional culture.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 02:53||   2020-02-18 02:53|| Front Page Top

#11 Urbanist vs anyone else mentality writ big.

Mr. Haney to the courtesy phone.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-18 06:31||   2020-02-18 06:31|| Front Page Top

#12 He should be required to only eat food and drink grown/made in NYC
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-18 06:51||   2020-02-18 06:51|| Front Page Top

#13 So that explains why anyone with a brain will never listen to anyone in authority elected or not or with a fake badge! Just look at the WHOLE picture! Thanx number 1 for your comment !
Posted by Vinegar Jolugum3839 2020-02-18 07:49||   2020-02-18 07:49|| Front Page Top

#14 Mini-Mike is a little man(?) in more than stature.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2020-02-18 09:05||   2020-02-18 09:05|| Front Page Top

#15 Trump's 2020 re-election campaign thanks you for this outburst, little Mikey.
Posted by Raj 2020-02-18 09:28||   2020-02-18 09:28|| Front Page Top

#16 "Let them eat cake code." spoken by Michael "would-be French Autocrat" Bloomberg.
Posted by magpie 2020-02-18 09:36||   2020-02-18 09:36|| Front Page Top

#17 What an absurd little man.

What did the American people do to be rewarded with such a shitty, nasty, moronic political class?

How did this happen?
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 09:52||   2020-02-18 09:52|| Front Page Top

#18 I've had, basically, two careers. The first one was the hardest. I was a nail banger. It really was a blast restoring a burned out brownstone in Boston in the summer, not. Then there were the winter jobs roofing when the surface was icy.

Second job was as a bit head. Had that one for 34 years and it paid quite well. Harder only in that you had to work with so many idiots. The skills were completely different except that the better you were with math helped with each.

Bloomberg should get the first spot in the Tumbril.
Posted by AlanC 2020-02-18 10:02||   2020-02-18 10:02|| Front Page Top

#19 I saw this attitude when I lived in NYC and it's undoubtedly common to all large urban areas: Food comes from "the store." It gets there by magic and even if all the icky flyover people were killed off (the Blue Dream) the store would still have food. Big city people all know that.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-02-18 10:10||   2020-02-18 10:10|| Front Page Top

#20 Soooo, its not so much he is worth billions, but is the face of a cabal worth billions.

The last time I hand beveled metal in a lathe to go make pokey-holes for seeds.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-02-18 10:32||   2020-02-18 10:32|| Front Page Top

#21  So we know now that he hates mothers and pregnancy ("Kill it!")

He probably only objects to pregnancy and motherhood among those females who are his employees or girlfriend material. In other words, when it gets in the way of them fulfilling his needs.

To be fair with regard to M.Murcek’s point about big city folk, farmers are invisible in my Midwest suburban life, too, except for weekly farmers markets around town and those of my acquaintance who do not farm properties in the country.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-18 10:43||   2020-02-18 10:43|| Front Page Top

#22 *Why the hell coding is considered a sign of intellect?

It wouldn't be if you met the H1B visa coders I know.
Posted by Hellfish 2020-02-18 12:31||   2020-02-18 12:31|| Front Page Top

#23 So now we know why he didn't campaign in Iowa.

This guy is a walking, talking advertisement for the Electoral College. He might win New York and California, if Bernie doesn't beat him in the primaries. But Iowans, like the residents of other flyover states, are smart enough to know when the arrogant prick from New York thinks he's smarter than they are.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2020-02-18 12:35||   2020-02-18 12:35|| Front Page Top

#24 Farming B Hard.

Which is why countries in Africa, that stole white farms and gave them to locals, failed miserably.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-02-18 12:51||   2020-02-18 12:51|| Front Page Top

#25 I spent some time years ago in an old-school machine shop. It wasn't a place for idiots (I remember trying to work with brass). Modern ones, with the programmable machines ...

The last time I asked, managing even a small farm was a pretty sophisticated operation.

Though I suppose, compared to micromanaging the diets and straw usage of millions of New Yorkers, either job looks simple.
Posted by James  2020-02-18 16:00||  2020-02-18 16:00|| Front Page Top

#26 ^ Snark O'The Day!
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 16:32||   2020-02-18 16:32|| Front Page Top

#27 Sean Davis of The Federalist (pace Paul Harvey): So God Made a Bloomberg
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 16:58||   2020-02-18 16:58|| Front Page Top

#28 I'm sort of a halfassed machinist these days but I spend more time fixing machinery than I do running it. Or so it seems.

All I gotta saqy is, Ugh.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2020-02-18 17:21||   2020-02-18 17:21|| Front Page Top

#29 I'm _waaaaayyyy_ too angry to think of something funny to say about this cretin.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2020-02-18 17:29||   2020-02-18 17:29|| Front Page Top

#30 Bloomberg made his 52 Billion Dollars by being a ruthless cut throat in his line of work. He knows the working class supports Trump but going around trash talking the working class shows he is dumb as a door knob when it comes to getting votes.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-18 18:00||   2020-02-18 18:00|| Front Page Top

#31 back of the loft to the front, 8-12 high

That all B? That's the height in a garden shed :)
Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-18 18:59||   2020-02-18 18:59|| Front Page Top

Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-18 19:13||   2020-02-18 19:13|| Front Page Top

#33  made the belittling comments at a 2016 Oxford University forum in England.

2016. Somebody has been collecting against future need. And voilá! Here it is, just in time to get the voters riled up.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-18 20:03||   2020-02-18 20:03|| Front Page Top

#34 A machinist could make an AK-47 and shoot holes in all the elitists toys.
Posted by Glenmore  2020-02-18 20:14||   2020-02-18 20:14|| Front Page Top

#35 Every time I see my friend Salome Ruiz I ask about how his work farming alfalfa is going. And it always amazes me how complex, interesting, and difficult it is. You need to get four or maybe five cuttings a year to keep the farm profitable. If it's too dry, you need to pump water out of the ground. If it's too wet, you cant bail or they will rot before they get to the livestock.

Of course big diesel pumps take a lot of work to maintain. Then there's keeping the pivots working. They're finicky bastards - and sometimes the newer models are worse than the old ones.

I could go on...
Posted by Secret Master 2020-02-18 22:57||   2020-02-18 22:57|| Front Page Top

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