Bloomberg Backpedals Ass Comment, Claims 'I Never Said It'

Might not love big butts after all.
Earlier this week, we told you about New York magazine's cover story on Christine Quinn, in which writer Jonathan Van Meter reported that Mayor Bloomberg said, "Look at the ass on her," while admiring a party guest.

But now, the mayor denies that he said anything of the sort. The Observer reports that, when asked about the off-color comment, Bloomberg stated, "I never said it, and I don't know where it came from." He also told a reporter, "That's an outrage for you to say," when asked if this was just another incident in his long history of sexist comments.

He did not, however, retract his compliment to Joe Biden's balls, which he commended for their sturdiness and duality.

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Mayor Bloomberg to NYC: Cut $2 Billion in 18 Months

Year Four of the Great Recession has taken its toll on budgets across the country: it's hard to not come across some sort of public service being slashed in the news almost every day. The reactionary politics of cut-and-save economics has hit New York hard since Downtown self-imploded in 2008 as Bloomberg's City Hall rushes to keep the City's budget somewhat intact by eliminating millions from education, healthcare, public housing and the rest of the starving bunch. Consequentially, the City's 10% unemployment rate is a testament to the fact that times are tough for millions of New Yorkers.

This notion continued yesterday when the Hozziner announced he expects to see nearly $2 billion cut from his final budget the next fiscal year. That amount comes out to about 3% of the total budget as a whole, meaning that these cuts are going to be deep and their impact on New Yorkers' lives even deeper. And the targets of this setback ring out this message even louder: in a rare occasion, the NYPD will be on the chopping block.

In accordance with the City Hall budget memo, here's what we should expect to see with a projected deficit of $2.5 billion in the next 18 months:
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Japan Declines Delivery of Drug-Besmirched Paris Hilton

Ooh, awkward. Paris Hilton has flown to Japan, where she was scheduled to attend a news conference tomorrow to promote her fashion line, and they said, "No thanks, we don't want any." Upon arrival, she was immediately questioned by immigration authorities, who apparently don't take kindly to funny business like cocaine possession and whatnot. Prudes.

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Categories: Blowback

Not Jimmy Dolan's cock
Hey, Kamer.

Ortega here.

I want you to do something for me.

I want you to stop apologizing for the damn dick joke.

I caught the mea culpa at your Tumblr, and frankly, I wish you'd knock that shit off.

I know you're getting a lot of attention around the Twitterverse for losing us a million bucks worth of advertising over that little adventure, but there's a reason I told Dolan's people to stuff it when they called to complain about your original blog post.

And that's because your dick joke was spot-on, and a prime example of what we do around here.

It's a shame that the websites coming along now to write about this situation -- and in a medium, the Internet, which was made for talking openly about this kind of thing -- aren't bothering to explain to their readers why your joke was so appropriate and what it was doing there to begin with.

Let's review, shall we?

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