Perdido 03

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Friday, June 4, 2010

Bloomberg Wants LeBron

Mayor Bloomberg says there is no money for raises for teachers. Not even the measly 2% he offered after cutting the 4% from the pattern bargaining in half.

Oh, but there IS money to spend on p.r. to get LeBron James to sign with the Knicks:

LeBron James is the Big Apple of New York's eye, and the city is pulling out all the stops to let him know.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is part of a group that launched a promotional campaign to convince the free agent to play for either the New York Knicks or New Jersey Nets.

"New York City is fit for a king -- there's no better place in the world to live, to play or to win," Bloomberg said in a statement. "New Yorkers want LeBron to come to the greatest city in the world, and we're launching the C'mon Lebron campaign to capitalize on their energy and creativity in making their own cases for why he should choose New York. There are terrific cities all over the country, but none match the excitement of the greatest City in the world."

Street ads and online promotions will feature New Yorkers and celebrated public figures trying to convince the Cleveland Cavaliers star to choose New York when free agency begins July 1. C'mon LeBron T-shirts will be distributed in the city, while messages will appear on taxis and in Times Square. The website carries the group's message.

Boy, I am so glad he's got money to spend on this thing, but not for a lousy extra $1500 a year for me.

Or for that matter, money to fix the holes in the ceiling of all the classrooms on the ninth floor in my school.

The ones spewing dust and crap into the air.

The dust and crap that sent one teacher to the ER with an asthmatic attack.

The dust and crap that may have caused me to have an allergic reaction and lose hearing in my ear for a few days.

Yeah, I am glad Bloomberg has his priorities straight.


Even odious ones that he really hates - like Cablevision.

Remember, Cablevision owns the Knicks.

Bloomberg hates Cablevision because they fought him on the West Side stadium issue.

Yet he is spending money to help them out.

Just goes to show, so long as your corporation, Bloomberg is willing to let bygones be bygones...

It must be in his blood - all blue, these days.

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