Mike Bloomberg’s Very Busy Week
Posted by KingShamus on February 3, 2012
Say, New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been sorta quiet lately. It seems like everybody’s favorite snow-removal expert and amateur dietitian is holding back. Wouldn’t it be rad if homeboy could pull off some kind of moralistic left-wing show-boating maneuver to let us know he still hates over half of America?
Mayor Bloomberg plans to give Planned Parenthood $250,000 to make up for money it lost when a breast cancer group cut its funding.
“Politics have no place in health care,” Bloomberg said in a statement on Thursday. “Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.”
The controversy erupted this week after the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it would not renew most of the grants it made to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings — about $700,000 annually.
…Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, issued a statement saying that it was “enormously grateful to Mayor Bloomberg.”
“This contribution will help ensure that politics don’t interfere with women having access to health care,” the statement said. “People all across the country have stepped forward in the last 48 hours to offer help and support, and the mayor’s donation will help ensure that no woman is denied breast cancer services because of right-wing political pressure campaigns.”
Bloomberg will donate a dollar for every new dollar that Planned Parenthood brings in, up to $250,000.
Bloomberg has a point. I mean, Planned Parenthood should get funding for breast cancer screenings. All those mammograms cost money, right?
During a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure CEO Nancy Brinker and President Elizabeth Thompson revealed the main reason why the Planned Parenthood abortion business lost its funding. It doesn’t do mammograms.
“It was nothing they were doing wrong,” Brinker explained. “We have decided not to fund, wherever possible, pass-through grants. We were giving them money, they were sending women out for mammograms. What we would like to have are clinics where we can directly fund mammograms.”
She added, later in the day on Twitter:, saying the money “will be invested in programs to serve low-income, uninsured and underinsured women.”
“Our Board approved new grants standards to improve direct services to women,” she said. “New grants standards strive for grants that provide direct services and outcomes. We have to put metrics, outcomes and measures to our grants so we can translate the science we’ve funded over 30 yrs. We will continue to provide services to vulnerable populations with care, treatment and screening.”
“We’ve decided not to fund pass-through grants. What we would like is to have clinics where we can directly fund mammograms,” she added
See, you stupid reich-wing bitter-clingers. Nurse Bloomberg is right. Planned Parenthood desperately needs those hundreds of thousands of dollars so that it can perform
abortions breast cancer screenings that aren’t mammograms.
Making a big fat donation to Planned Parenthood is a good start, but the mayor can do better than that. This is a man of vision, after all. We need something bigger, more costly and much more obnoxious than just tossing the fetus-haters some cheddar.
No peace for weary Conservatives. Not even the Super Bowl apparently is exempt. Yes, the 2nd Amendment is a hoot, Mr. Bloomberg. Guns are so annoying.
In an unprecedented move, the mayor and his national coalition against illegal guns (which are most guns in NYC) plan to air a 30-second ad during the big game, which draws some of the highest TV ratings of the year and traditionally serves as a platform for memorable and very expensive commercials…
They provided a single picture from the shoot, which showed Bloomberg wearing a replica Giants tee shirt over his dress shirt with French cuffs, seated next to Menino in Patriots garb. Both were seated on a couch in front of a table with hats of their respective teams.
“It was very funny,” the mayor said of the ad, without providing further details. “You should take a look at it.”
“A New York-Boston Super Bowl is a perfect opportunity for the mayors to talk about fixing the nation’s backround check system that allow criminals and dangerous people to buy guns illegally,” said Bloomberg spokesman Marc LaVorgna.
Yeah, that’s more like it.
Forget the fact that most sports fans don’t want to think about politics during the biggest football game of the year. Bloomberg is sure that the average American gridiron enthusiast wants and needs a thinly veiled propaganda clip featuring a lispy sawed-off billionaire media mogul lecturing the country about guns. People eat that shit up; that’s why Current TV is kicking so much ass in the ratings.
So yeah, it’s been a great week for Mike Bloomberg. The only way it could get better is if he could make all health care plans pay for contraception. Oh wait, somebody already did that.