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Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Bloomberg bows out

As I mentioned prior to the Super Tuesday voting, Mini-Mike didn't get into the presidential race in search of public humiliation. He almost certainly thought he was going to have his "elevator moment" and trump the god-emperor because he has even more money. Needless to say, he was wildly incorrect, which is why he is jumping out as quickly as he jumped in.
Billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday and endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden. It was a stunning collapse for the former New York City mayor, who had his 2020 hopes on the Super Tuesday states and pumped more than $500 million of his own fortune into the campaign.

Bloomberg announced his departure from the race after a disappointing finish on Super Tuesday in the slate of states that account for almost one-third of the total delegates available in the Democratic nominating contest. He won only the territory of American Samoa and picked up several dozen delegates elsewhere. Biden, meanwhile, won big in Southern states where Bloomberg had poured tens of millions of dollars and even cautiously hoped for a victory.
Even tens of billions are less powerful than the socio-sexual hierarchy. You literally can't buy Alpha, no matter how hard the Gamma tries.

Note that the media and the professional analysts, to say nothing of all the armchair experts in the comments, almost all said that Bloomberg was in it until the convention. And they were completely wrong. That is the result of failing to grasp the difference between capability and character. Bloomberg is an oversensitive billionaire who underrated the difficulty of public performance. He has probably wanted to get out of the race about twenty minutes into the Las Vegas debate, and his pathetic performance yesterday only underlined his desire to get out of the spotlight.

UPDATE: "I’m sorry we didn’t win but it’s still the best day of my life and tomorrow’s going to be even better."

Total Gamma statement. The joke's on them! The Secret King won again!

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110 Comments:

Blogger Timmy3 March 04, 2020 12:22 PM  

I hope Republican Young Kim pulls out a victory over Cisneros in California House Rep race. The Democrats cheat. She’s still ahead by 7,000 votes, but closing. Prop 13 for school bond funding is defeated. Hurray. I voted against it. Not another tax increase!! We can’t afford it.

Blogger Crew March 04, 2020 12:26 PM  

No one has big brass balls like The God Emperor Trump!

Blogger Jpc March 04, 2020 12:27 PM  

Should the headline be?
Bloomberg blow's out!
Half billion dollar ego trip goes horribly wrong.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 04, 2020 12:33 PM  

I had been thinking that he had no intention of winning, was deliberately not winning, was just spending money to spoil Bernie's chances and buy power at the convention. This pretty well blows that idea out of the water.

He really was fool enough to think he could get the farm vote by calling farmers idiots.

Blogger Jack Amok March 04, 2020 12:42 PM  

Even tens of billions are less powerful than the socio-sexual hierarchy. You literally can't buy Alpha, no matter how hard the Gamma tries.

Nods.

Guaranteed that this morning, Mini-Mike has identified someone he is going to blame for "tricking" him into running.

Blogger James Dixon March 04, 2020 12:53 PM  

> Not another tax increase!! We can’t afford it.

Haven't you learned yet that no matter how many times you vote against tax increases, the government will find a way to increase them anyway?

No, this doesn't mean don't bother voting against them. Just don't get your hopes up.

> Should the headline be? Bloomberg blow's out!

Bloomers blow out! I'll leave the associated sound effect to your imagination.

> He really was fool enough to think he could get the farm vote by calling farmers idiots.

Hey, it worked so well for Hillary.

Blogger xevious2030 March 04, 2020 12:56 PM  

“This pretty well blows that idea out of the water”

Not exactly. If Biden flopped, he could have bowed out and endorsed Bloomberg. Bloomberg would have received enough votes in the transfer to become “real,” and the media would have carried the water, MPAI. With Biden holding up, Blomberg was free to drop out. You were on the right track.

The thing to remember is none of them are real, they have all taken the ticket. Bernie just isn’t smart enough to know what that really means. He thinks that if he only gets enough numbers, the elites will like him and give him a chance, make him a real boy.

Blogger Dole March 04, 2020 12:57 PM  

Why pretend to be something you are not? Gamma trait for sure... Podium under feet in an attempt to pretend to be Big Bear, no one was fooled as usual.

Nonetheless, I congratulate Doomberg for the good news. He will not need to act as the sacrifice to the God-Emperor now

Blogger MNW March 04, 2020 12:57 PM  

Bloomberg is everything people hate about coastal elites. He is an arrogant, holier then thou, billionaire known primarily for: buying a 3rd term as mayor, being the face of the nanny state, and single handedly funding and driving gun control over the last decade.

The last one alone make him unelectable.

Blogger Balam March 04, 2020 1:03 PM  

And now "Mini Mike" is going to haunt him forever. When he overhears people talking about their Mini Coup or Minnie Mouse his amygdala will flash to him, "Are they talking about ME??" Hahaha the shame is with him and from him.

Blogger Gettimothy March 04, 2020 1:08 PM  

That is the result of failing to grasp the difference between capability and character. Bloomberg is an oversensitive billionaire who underrated the difficulty of public performance. He has probably wanted to get out of the race about twenty minutes into the Las Vegas debate, and his pathetic performance yesterday only underlined his desire to get out of the spotlight.

This is an important lesson. I certainly had no clue that the socio-sexual stuff would effect somebody like Bloomberg although in retrospect I should have.

Some lessons learned.
1. Game beats $
2. $ without game is fundamentally weak, do not fear it, do not compete on its playing field ; rather mercilessly beat it with rhetorical sticks.
3. Trump's tweets are fundamentally important. Trump did not spend a penny against mini-mike and completely ruined him for political office.
4. Its good fun. When the would-be emperor has no clothes, mock his cellulite . Cellulite Ceaser!


Thx Vox.

Blogger Balkan Yankee March 04, 2020 1:10 PM  

"Bloomberg is an oversensitive billionaire who underrated the difficulty of public performance."

Which means Bloomberg learned nothing from his tenure as mayor of NYC.

Blogger James Dixon March 04, 2020 1:21 PM  

> ... and driving gun control over the last decade. The last one alone make him unelectable.

You heard that Biden said Beto "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47." O'Rourke was going to be his gun control czar I assume?

They're all commies at this point. Some of them just try to hide it.

Blogger ar10308 March 04, 2020 1:21 PM  

This ensures a Trump vs Biden debate, which is going to be even more glorious than the Trump-Hillary debates. Biden can't recall what he ate for lunch and can't produce anecdotes that don't involve his leg hair being rubbed by black children.
Meanwhile, Trump is as sharp and cunning as he's ever been. These debates are going to be executions.

Blogger Stilicho March 04, 2020 1:28 PM  

It will be interesting to see how the votes change now that it is down to Biden and Bernie. Biden is the clear establishment/media pick and I expect him to win (it is the primary of the media/establishment party after all), but Bernie has a lot of support among the crazies that form the base of the party.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 04, 2020 1:30 PM  

You can't buy alpha.
And you can't sell omega either. Not even at discount.
As for Mini Mike:
Na na na nah
Na na na nah
Hey hey hey
Good bye
XD

Blogger Haus frau March 04, 2020 1:37 PM  

"He really was fool enough to think he could get the farm vote by calling farmers idiots."

His comments are especially funny with how much money he burned on southern states. You dont have to be a farmer or a machinist to find his attitude despicably elitist.

Blogger Dr Caveman March 04, 2020 1:39 PM  

The same people who fretted over Russians spending a $100k on Facebook ads didn't bat and eye at Bloombergs millions

The same people who claimed that Trump was mentally unfit to be president are now cheering Joe Biden

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis March 04, 2020 1:43 PM  

There is truly no reason for TGE to debate Creepy Joe, but he will, and it will be unspeakably glorious.

Blogger Crew March 04, 2020 1:44 PM  

The fact that Democrats/Leftists are pissed that Trump donated his salary to the Coronavirus effort shows they are afraid!

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/leftists-angry-trump-donating-salary-coronavirus-fight

Blogger bramley say Enoch woz right March 04, 2020 1:52 PM  

Bloom and bust

Too $hort...

Blogger Duke Norfolk March 04, 2020 2:08 PM  

He must have literally bought the votes to win Samoa. Lackeys handing out stacks of bills. 175 votes. Chump change. Why else would these islanders vote for him?

Blogger J Van Stry March 04, 2020 2:17 PM  

I hope this means he'll stop calling me.
I think he probably annoyed more people into hating him with his constant onslaught of cold calls and radio ads than anything else he did.

Blogger Robert Coble March 04, 2020 2:25 PM  

Bloomberg goes back to teaching farming to the morons. When is Big Chief Fauxcahontas going back to her wigwam? I foresee a big powwow with D establishment coming...

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia March 04, 2020 2:39 PM  

VD wrote:
Note that the media and the professional analysts, to say nothing of all the armchair experts in the comments, almost all said that Bloomberg was in it until the convention.

Armchair expert here.

On the one hand, you had more faith is his ability to to be humbled -- I on the other hand thought he had no such innate capacity and would play his hand out to the very end, waving his dough around with his argument that he was the only one who could go toe to toe with the GE as opposed to the Marxist and the creepy guy with a brain full of amyloid plaque.

In other words, you had more faith in him. So there's that.

And lest we forget, Mini-Mike didn't even tap into his principal to become the preferred candidate of American Samoa. He was just spending some -- that's SOME mind you -- of this year's interest and dividends.

Anyway, I have no doubt now that the party bosses are nonetheless massively relieved that Mr. Soon to Be in Assisted Living will likely be at that top of the ticket. As a result, they will keep the black vote, and maybe some House seats, as they go down to historic defeat otherwise, but perhaps can come back, somehow, in 2024.

Blogger VD March 04, 2020 2:46 PM  

On the one hand, you had more faith is his ability to to be humbled

No, I had no faith in him. He's not humbled at all. He was HUMILIATED and his pride was deeply wounded. No highly sensitive gamma can stand to be laughed at. Now he's wishing that he'd never run at all, because if he hadn't, then he could always tell himself that he could have been a contender. But now he knows that he isn't, and worse, he knows that everyone else knows it.

Blogger jarheadljh March 04, 2020 2:50 PM  

xevious2030 wrote:“....

The thing to remember is none of them are real, they have all taken the ticket. Bernie just isn’t smart enough to know what that really means. He thinks that if he only gets enough numbers, the elites will like him and give him a chance, make him a real boy.


No. Bernie is 85. Bernie has no intention of wining. I doubt that he ever did, even in 2016. His intention is to make himself such a PITA that they have to buy him off so that he can cash out. The money laundering has already begun via his campaign buying ads exclusively through an agency owned by his kids. The louder he protests about staying around, the more certain you can be that he's strengthening his negotiating position for a deal at the convention where he gets to go away with more money than he can spend in the rest of his lifetime.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 March 04, 2020 2:57 PM  

And now he's going to double down on outlawing guns in Virginia.

Blogger Reader March 04, 2020 3:01 PM  

Thank God, we will no longer be inundated by that little grabbler's commercials. He was everywhere all the time.

Blogger RA March 04, 2020 3:02 PM  

The Bernie Bros I know in NYC hated Bloomberg with a passion. Haven't talked to them in awhile but I think they're dancing jigs over his demise. Had Mini Mike succeeded, the Bernie Bros would have blown their gaskets for sure. Maybe split the Democratic Party while they were at it. Now maybe they can be made to behave well enough to get behind Biden.

For giggles, bring out the S&P 500 daily chart for the last month or so and then tag it with Sanders' big moments. Could have been that the market was suffering from Bernie-virus, not the real thing.

If DNC don't want Mr. Needs Assisted Living to completely fall apart and humiliate himself at the hands of TGE, maybe it is best if they now make sure he doesn't get the majority of the delegates going into the first ballot. Then just maybe a certain old lady known for her cankles will sneak in. Well the Bernie Bros will have a cow about that one. If first ballot isn't decided going into the convention, I'll be loading up big time on the popcorn. It will be glorious.

The virus hysteria should recede some with warmer weather. TGE just has to not blow it now. I think the markets will cooperate at least somewhat.

Blogger Zander Stander March 04, 2020 3:06 PM  

Thought his salary was already donated. And hereby he endorses the Corona-hoax. It is non-existent, but FEMA is real. That is the game.

Blogger Up from the pond March 04, 2020 3:30 PM  

Trump's "don't lick your dirty fingers, Mini Mike" donut video tweet was only a taste of the punishment the GL had in store for Bloomberg. That tweet might have been the last straw.

One thing is certain: the brothas and sistahs may be bought, but they can't be owned! They took Mini's cash but they voted for Joe. (Cue black laughter)

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 04, 2020 3:32 PM  

"He's not humbled at all. He was HUMILIATED and his pride was deeply wounded."
This is when a gamma is most dangerous.

Blogger Up from the pond March 04, 2020 3:58 PM  

*GE

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia March 04, 2020 4:02 PM  

VD wrote:

No, I had no faith in him. He's not humbled at all. He was HUMILIATED and his pride was deeply wounded. No highly sensitive gamma can stand to be laughed at. Now he's wishing that he'd never run at all, because if he hadn't, then he could always tell himself that he could have been a contender. But now he knows that he isn't, and worse, he knows that everyone else knows it.


Yeah, you're right...I laughed out loud when I read this. Humiliation. Yep. A fitting position for a arrogant ass like Mini-Mike. I mistakenly thought his arrogance was so overpowering he would never give up.

Will the gamma come back, as gammas are wont to do? I guess we'll see.

In his book "The Case for Trump" Victor Davis Hanson makes the argument that Trump is a "tragic hero," like Ajax, a warrior with special powers, or Shane, or John Wayne as Ethan Edwards in The Searchers, or Dirty Harry. Guys that are called upon to do the disruptive work of fighting the enemy, and/or cleansing society, but ultimately become outcasts or end poorly.

The problem is solved, but the solver is banished. The social fabric is now whole.

A bit of a stretch, perhaps, but maybe not.

Mike Bloomberg is certainly no "tragic hero," but is there any archetype in literature like Mini-Mike? Shakespeare's fools have wisdom, and true fools, like Polonius, are vapid.

Maybe Bloomie is sui generis. A gamma paradoxically who has been a wildly successful businessman!! Crazy.

You know, you just know, that Tom Wolfe absolutely hated to die, not because he simply wanted to live, but because he knew he would see so many novels that would have played out in front of his eyes. A Bloomberg would have been a rich character to mine.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( you can't untuck the Cuck, but the real question is "Why were you trying to touch a Cuck like that?" ) March 04, 2020 4:07 PM  

12. Longtime Lurker March 04, 2020 1:10 PM
Which means Bloomberg learned nothing from his tenure as mayor of NYC.



Bloomberg had ROARING success as NYC mayor. he succeeded so well, and he bribed so many city politicians, that those idiots changed the Law WHILE HE WAS MAYOR to allow him to have an illegal 3rd term in office. whereas, he should have been thrown in jail for the crime of bribing public officials.

why should his mayoral term have not taught him that he could buy anything he wanted? fack, those idiot New Yorkers gave him roles in Broadway plays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNhDeey2kK4

you think New Yorkers are "sophisticated"? they clapped for this shat!

in the "most important city on the planet".

Blogger RA March 04, 2020 4:08 PM  

@32 There were a lot of people who took Mini's cash even when their votes and sympathies were with a different candidate. He sure stripped a lot of campaign workers from other campaigns with out of this world salaries for their kind of work.

Well it's a living as they say, haha. But now that shoe is on the other foot and all those campaign workers are now having to scurry back to what's left of their old employers.

Thing is, gammas can be real vengeful if they've been very seriously humiliated. We can count on Mini to fund a lot of anti-TGE stuff. What's another billion into the black hole, eh?

Blogger map March 04, 2020 4:29 PM  

"Gamma can't buy Alpha and Alpha cannot be sold at a discount." No truer words have ever been spoken. I find it disturbing how much gamma there is in the ruling class. Take sexual dimorphism, for example. When I look at Trump and Melania, I see a normal world. Here is an Alpha Male who leveraged his success into forming families with beautiful women. Now, look at what the Democrats offer:

A Zuckerberg married to a Hobbit.
An Obama married to a Trannie.
A Macron married to his mother.
A Bloomberg married to ???
A Schumer married to a battleaxe.

The level of either androgyny or inverse sexual dimorphism among powerful, wealthy and high-status men across the Western world is very disturbing. None of these people managed to leverage their status into marrying attractive women? Are any of them actually for real, or are these just actors playing roles on behalf of some other power?

Gotta wonder, when you see so many real actors leaving their "fortunes" to charity.

Blogger Crew March 04, 2020 4:45 PM  

Thought his salary was already donated. And hereby he endorses the Corona-hoax.

Perhaps you can enlighten us all on how it is a hoax?

Blogger Azimus March 04, 2020 4:46 PM  

Admittedly I did the most cursory research, but can a man who climbed from more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma?

Blogger Jpc March 04, 2020 5:11 PM  

That's one powerful observation. Three terms and not an iota on how to engage with the electorate. Or does it say something about NYC?
Interesting thoughts indeed.

Blogger Dos Voltz March 04, 2020 5:14 PM  

I don't even believe the story how he made his billions.

I suspect there might have been a lot of (((nepotism))) and (((help))) out there to get him a foot in, and a leg up. The kind of advantages that the rest of us have no chance of ever seeing, (being illegal and all for the white majority).

Blogger Dan in Georgia March 04, 2020 5:31 PM  

Right again Vox. I thought MiniMike was staying in. Now I’m wondering if Bloomberg was legitimately scared of what Trump will do in his second term.

Blogger Dan in Georgia March 04, 2020 5:38 PM  

One other thing, MiniMike endorsing Biden will energize Bernie’s campaign. Bloomerang effect.

Blogger Dan in Georgia March 04, 2020 5:40 PM  

Bernie is the same age as MiniMike but he’s 6 ft tall. No matter how rich Bloomberg is, he can’t become taller.

Blogger Noah B. March 04, 2020 5:42 PM  

What happens now with a wounded gamma like Bloomberg? Will he slink into obscurity or double down on funding state level gun control?

Blogger James Dixon March 04, 2020 5:51 PM  

> but can a man who climbed from more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma?

The hierarchy does not directly include wealth as a component. Wealth is often an attribute of an Alpha but it's not a requirement and the converse does not follow.

Blogger Kraemer March 04, 2020 5:54 PM  

Yup. Gammas can be really successful. They're usually fairly intelligent and certainly good at backstabbing

Blogger Up from the pond March 04, 2020 6:08 PM  

He's a "mail room" grabbler. They start in some lowly position like mail boy and climb by reading mail and using the info within it to blackmail and make insider trades. What do you think the Bloomberg Terminal is? While the G-E makes real things, hotels, other buildings, golf courses, etc.

Blogger Stilicho March 04, 2020 6:08 PM  

Gamma has little to do with wealth. azimus makes a category error.

Blogger Crew March 04, 2020 6:10 PM  

can a man who climbed from more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma?

Maybe he was a made man like Epstein.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( you can't untuck the Cuck, but the real question is "Why were you trying to touch a Cuck like that?" ) March 04, 2020 6:14 PM  

40. Azimus March 04, 2020 4:46 PM
can a man who climbed from more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma?



Socio-SEXUAL Hierarchy.

midgetry isn't a completely disqualifying disability, but somebody who tells a woman to abort her baby because he doesn't want to give her maternity leave is ... not going to have success with women without paying them for it.


as an aside, Cenk Uygur was running for a California House seat. he got less votes than tranny Brianny Wu ( you remmeber him from GamerGate ) and finished fourth behind two Republicans.

Blogger Jim March 04, 2020 6:16 PM  

He didn't eat enough Big Gay Icecream.

Blogger Avalanche March 04, 2020 6:16 PM  

@40 "more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma? "

You assume he climbed even slightly SEMI-honestly? Using the nepotism of his tribe and their control of 'his' city and the politics and media therein -- oh and the law and courts? Somehow he managed to do MORE than money-luander with his brethren? What had he originally "built" beyond a closely held extremely expensive ticker-tape for people who wanted to stay in or play in his game?

Where is a tangible 'thing' he built?

Blogger Stilicho March 04, 2020 6:16 PM  

" A gamma paradoxically who has been a wildly successful businessman!! Crazy."

After all this time, the same mistakes keep being made. Zuckerberg, jack dorsey, weinstein, musk, bezos, etc. All wildly successful. All incorrigible gammas. Success does not mean alpha.

Blogger The Cooler March 04, 2020 6:24 PM  

but is there any archetype in literature like Mini-Mike?

Marvin the Martian.

Blogger Dole March 04, 2020 6:38 PM  

@33

This is when gamma has the Reichtard rage.

Speaking of Reichtard, is he a socialist voter at this point? Damn, can't believe anyone fell for the fraud.

Blogger John Rockwell March 04, 2020 7:09 PM  

This is why even trillionare simps end up being ATMs rather than men that their wives look up to.

Even Noble or Royal Rank doesnt make one an Alpha.

Blogger John Rockwell March 04, 2020 7:13 PM  

@map

Cabal may be full of such people. Masculinized women and Effeminate men.

Blogger Hammerli 280 March 04, 2020 7:27 PM  

@13 James Dixon:

"They're all commies at this point. Some of them just try to hide it."

Agree 100%. The nice part about this campaign is that Biden can't hide it any more. His cover is blown.

I think that by the end of the week, Fauxcohontas pulls out...leaving it a contest between Crazy Commie Bernie and Crooked Creepy Joe. Trump should be able to deal with either by the end of September, then spend October running up the numbers and working the down-ticket races.

Blogger Emmanuel March 04, 2020 7:41 PM  

@39

Ask yourself why all these supposedly super dangerous pandemics like ebola, zika, swine flu, sars, mers, and etc always occur during an election year and then quietly disappear and are forgotten about.

Blogger Matthew Baker March 04, 2020 7:43 PM  

Bloomberg is playing his cards right and following the same path Trump took. He’s avoiding being the one sacrificed to Trump while gathering notoriety for the race that will matter: post Trump.

Blogger Joe Smith March 04, 2020 7:46 PM  

Mini-Mike can't bow or he'll compress into a black hole.

Blogger Gettimothy March 04, 2020 8:12 PM  

Milo's mum with the rhetorical killshot

"#MiniMikeBloomberg has left the podium for good.

Sadly no one noticed. We don’t have eyes in our knees."

Blogger VFM #7634 March 04, 2020 8:25 PM  

Admittedly I did the most cursory research, but can a man who climbed from more or less nothing to the 9th richest man in the world be accurately described as a gamma?

@40 Azimus
I don't think it's entirely a cohencidence that a very large fraction, perhaps even a majority, of the very successful, wealthy gammas I've noticed over the years are also (((cosmopolitans))).

Blogger Jack Amok March 04, 2020 9:04 PM  

The real Gamma tell on Mini-Mike is his incessant lying about his height. An Alpha can be short, but he's not going to lie about his height. And the real real tell is that Mini-Mike's lies were all over the map. 5'7", 5'9", "almost six-foot".

Double insecurity - insecure about his height and insecure about the lies he was telling about it.

Blogger Azimus March 04, 2020 9:09 PM  

50. Stilicho March 04, 2020 6:08 PM
Gamma has little to do with wealth. azimus makes a category error.


It wasn't the pile of money I was asking about it was the building of the company that produced the wealth. Isn't that money and power? Don't forget he was mayor of NYC as well. Wasn't part of the basis of SSH that women are attracted to those things? Henry Kissinger is bandied about as a classic alpha that women's clothes just melt off for, but he's the same height as Bloomberg and comparable on the power-and-wealth ladder. A $10 billion company w/20,000 employees, multi-term mayor of NYC... this is the same thing on SSH as a PT Starbucks Barrista Theater Major at the Hudson County Community College? I can't fathom it. What does Bloomberg lack that Kissinger has? Or am I wrong in thinking of Kissinger as an alpha?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 04, 2020 9:13 PM  

Stilicho wrote:After all this time, the same mistakes keep being made. Zuckerberg, jack dorsey, weinstein, musk, bezos, etc. All wildly successful. All incorrigible gammas. Success does not mean alpha.
Successful? Or CIA/Cabal puppets?

Blogger MEGAMUS Maximus March 04, 2020 9:15 PM  

Okay gamma.

Blogger Retrenched March 04, 2020 9:22 PM  

If Biden gets the nomination, the debates will be fun indeed. The campaign itself though is going to be pretty cringeworthy, with Biden and Trump constantly arguing over who cares the most about blacks and Hispanics (especially blacks).

"Sleepy Joe calls me racist! But, I signed the WONDERFUL First Step Act, and the black unemployment rate is SUPER LOW thanks to me. So who's the real racist???"

Sigh...

Blogger Barbarossa March 04, 2020 9:45 PM  

@62 And run when's 82 years old? Unlikely. No, as our host pointed out, Bloomberg had no idea how hard it is to be in the spotlight. He probably honestly thought "Trump's a billionaire. I'm a bigger billionaire. How tough could it be?" Pretty darn tough as it turned out. For a man as condescending as Bloomberg, getting grilled in that debate about his NDAs, having his policies as mayor of NYC questioned, the sneers about his stature, it must have been sheer torture. No, I don't think we ever see him run for public office again. That does not mean we've seen the last of him as wannabe kingmaker.

Blogger pdwalker March 04, 2020 9:55 PM  

‘tis a shame. think of all those dead memes that will now never see the light of day.

RIP mini mikes presidential campaign. we barely mocked ya.

Blogger Ska_Boss March 04, 2020 9:56 PM  

Bloomberg is so out of touch it's embarrassing

Blogger Rough Carrigan March 04, 2020 10:35 PM  

#62. He'll be 82 years old at the time of the next presidential election in 2024. This was his only chance. He came up short.

Blogger Glaivester March 04, 2020 10:38 PM  

Note that the media and the professional analysts, to say nothing of all the armchair experts in the comments, almost all said that Bloomberg was in it until the convention. And they were completely wrong.

To be fair, I don't think any of them thought that Biden would do as well as he did on Super Tuesday. Bloomberg's entire strategy was based on a three-or-more-way race. With the consolidation towards Biden being fairly successful, the idea that he would be able to get enough delegates to be a player evaporated.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey March 04, 2020 11:01 PM  

Trump's tweet on Bloomberg today was pure gold. Trump said all he did was pay $700 million to buy the nickname Mini Mike.

Hammerli 280 wrote:@13 James Dixon:

"They're all commies at this point. Some of them just try to hide it."

Agree 100%. The nice part about this campaign is that Biden can't hide it any more. His cover is blown.


They keep saying the problem with Bernie is that he's a socialist and he's pushing the party too far to the left. But they are all socialists, their campaigns differ mostly on style not on substance. All of their campaigns' policy papers are interchangeable.

Consider this: before Bernie Sanders started running for president he was pro-2nd Amendment and also anti-immigration. Already an avowed socialist, he felt the need to move even more to the left to gain wider appeal in the party. He hasn't pushed the party left one bit, it pushed him left!

The Democrat Party as it stands is already quite socialist and it's already to the left of Bernie Sanders. We're watching a lot of hand-wringing and denial about owning up to that.

Blogger SciVo March 04, 2020 11:02 PM  

I would say that I'm going to miss mocking Tiny Mikey, but I doubt that this is the last that we've heard of him. I don't know what he'll do, but I expect it to be petty and dumb.

Blogger Lazarus March 04, 2020 11:40 PM  

What I can't accept is that he would do all this straight up without some angle. Are campaign expenses tax deductible?

Blogger James Lovebirch March 05, 2020 12:18 AM  

@62

There's a difference between notoriety and everyone becoming aware you're a loser. He has less charisma than a potato and the fear in his eyes during the debates was palpable. It's more likely the media does him a favor and never reminds people of his existence ever again.

Blogger Katechon March 05, 2020 12:22 AM  

>Bloomberg is so vain, he wasted a half billion on a vanity project and he LOST huge lol, sucker, he didn't win the presidency like he wanted.

Or alternatively, getting the neoliberal centrists to line up behind Biden was the point. He dropped a half billion to remind them who's boss of the Democratic Party.

The multibillionaire came to discipline his naughty little functionaries aka the Democratic Party. They then dutifully fell in line behind the demented, creepy gatekeeper. Bloomberg dropped half a billion to say "nice party you got here, would be a shame if BERNIE were to happen to take it".

Blogger Scuzzaman March 05, 2020 12:44 AM  

"A gamma paradoxically who has been a wildly successful businessman!! Crazy."

There’s a difference between making a fortune and selling your soul for a fortune.

Blogger JohnC March 05, 2020 1:19 AM  

Was it that because he is a Gamma and so reacts bad to truth. No one close to him told him that it is a waste of time and that he would not get elected or if they did, he did not listen.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 05, 2020 2:12 AM  

"He has probably wanted to get out of the race about twenty minutes into the Las Vegas debate"

Same take. Minimike stepped into the ring and immediately started getting bullied, without the constitution to take it and without the skill to return it in kind. Never felt like he was particularly invested, but that just clinched it.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 05, 2020 2:19 AM  

"Haven't you learned yet that no matter how many times you vote against tax increases, the government will find a way to increase them anyway?"

That or lever up inflation and their own corruption. The least -- while still effective -- way to roll back power over a captive audience is to pose a threat to its holders, and the longer they go without even that happening, the less they'll respect it and the more they'll be fit for nothing less than a mortal deposition instead.

Can't wish for power to let you go, can only make it remember that your teeth are sharp and your jaws are strong enough to take its fingers off.

Blogger Zander Stander March 05, 2020 4:01 AM  

Let's say I have a cruise ship. It is full of boomers on that world cruise their grandchildren will never afford. Natural attrition will take its toll if that aged crowd is quarantined long enough. I have complete control of access and information. If one or two shuffles off the mortal coil it can be ascribed to Corona-chan. I can also make up a passenger manifest with fake passengers that are going to die. Now go google my company: a real spook show from the beginning. Air America-like airline beginnings morohing unto a cruise line. Did I mention I was Navy? To succesfully run a hoax you require complete control of the scene. Only an army base is better than a ship. And this is a minor bit part in the Big Show.

Blogger JamesB.BKK March 05, 2020 5:18 AM  

If he hadn't run I never would have seen Trump do that Kilroy move during his speech at the CPAC thing. For that I am grateful for Mini Mike's choice to run.

Blogger cecilhenry March 05, 2020 5:45 AM  

I found this interesting and quite a tell.





Bloomberg claimed he ‘didn’t realize’ Warren was still running.

He was only next to her on the debate stage and probably had his campaign singlehandedly crushed by her.






https://nypost.com/2020/03/03/bloomberg-claimed-he-didnt-realize-warren-was-still-running/

Anonymous Anonymous March 05, 2020 5:49 AM  

a man who climbed from more or less nothing

A (((man))) in (((New York))). Mystery solved.

Is that "tomorrow’s going to be even better" line supposed to be a joke? It sounds like the catchphrase for some lame SNL character.

Blogger phil g March 05, 2020 7:15 AM  

Only thing worse than a gamma is a billionaire gamma.

Blogger VD March 05, 2020 7:27 AM  

It wasn't the pile of money I was asking about it was the building of the company that produced the wealth. Isn't that money and power? Don't forget he was mayor of NYC as well. Wasn't part of the basis of SSH that women are attracted to those things? Henry Kissinger is bandied about as a classic alpha that women's clothes just melt off for, but he's the same height as Bloomberg and comparable on the power-and-wealth ladder.

You're still wrong. Why are you having so much trouble grasping this? Henry Kissinger is an massive Alpha. I've been in the same room with him and Donald Trump at the same time, with perhaps 25 other people tops, and Kissinger absolutely commanded the room. Bloomberg can't even command a bathroom if the toilet paper roll is more than half full.

Behavioral patterns are not about the material accoutrements.

Blogger VFM #7634 March 05, 2020 7:35 AM  

I have noticed a distinct lack of the typical visceral anti-Trump Swamp critter hate from Kissinger. Enough to send the fact-checkers out in force yelling that Kissinger absolutely did NOT in no WAY praise the president and his foreign policy.

Blogger Attila is my bro March 05, 2020 7:41 AM  

He learned a lot of lessons, alright. They were just all the wrong ones for use in the real world. NYC is not the real world by any stretch of the imagination.

Blogger Section 8A March 05, 2020 8:00 AM  

Bloomberg gammatude was cemented into history as he got hectored and bullied by the shrill harpy Warren. Hell, even the black guys on radio were calling for his advisors to be fired because MiniMike was not only unprepared, but played defense. Had he blasted Pocaharpy for talking about things above her pay grade he'd have gotten some respect.

But no.

Blogger Damelon Brinn March 05, 2020 8:13 AM  

Look at a lot of men who "built companies" to extreme wealth, like George Lucas or the various tech billionaires. Not many Alphas there. Sometimes he's just the right (((guy))) in the right place at the right time, and rides the wave to the top. Sometimes he had a good idea, but other times he didn't even do that. And once you have the wealth and fame and power, women will be attracted to those things as *markers* of Alpha that throw off their radar until they've been around the guy for a while. Buy a Ferrari and women will ask for a ride; doesn't make you Alpha.

I've heard people say Dan Snyder, owner of the Redskins, must be a smart guy because he made enough money to buy an NFL team. But if you look into it, he made his money running a long-distance "slamming" company at a time when you could make a lot of money that way, and then skated and said he didno nuffin and let his underlings take the heat. He could very well be an idiot, and he's certainly no Alpha.

"Building a company" doesn't mean what it did when actual building was involved.

Blogger Akulkis March 05, 2020 8:37 AM  

@67

"
It wasn't the pile of money I was asking about it was the building of the company that produced the wealth. Isn't that money and power? Don't forget he was mayor of NYC as well. Wasn't part of the basis of SSH that women are attracted to those things? Henry Kissinger is bandied about as a classic alpha that women's clothes just melt off for, but he's the same height as Bloomberg and comparable on the power-and-wealth ladder. A $10 billion company w/20,000 employees, multi-term mayor of NYC... this is the same thing on SSH as a PT Starbucks Barrista Theater Major at the Hudson County Community College? "

Money adds to SMV (Sexual Market Value).

It does NOT change where you fit in the SSH taxonomy.

They are 2 different systems. SSH has nothing to do with money or the lack of it.

Blogger tuberman March 05, 2020 8:54 AM  

Bloomberg:

Money because --> Big Ticket, and allowed to play at the top of parasite economic businesses as an insider.

Blogger ZhukovG March 05, 2020 8:56 AM  

I think one thing that allows some Gammas to achieve success is that they tend to be unrestrained by traditional notions of Right and Wrong. 'What is good for me, at this moment', is their one principle.

Thus, unimpeded, they can pursue their goals without regard to who they betray or what they destroy.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot March 05, 2020 9:05 AM  

Admittedly I did the most cursory research, but can a man who climbed from more or less nothing

I did even more cursory research: Bloomberg is the son of a bookkeeper (could it be more cliched?), went to Johns Hopkins and got an MBA from Harvard by the time he was 24. Hardly "more or less nothing". In fact, sounds upper middle class for the time.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( you can't untuck the Cuck, but the real question is "Why were you trying to touch a Cuck like that?" ) March 05, 2020 9:13 AM  

67. Azimus March 04, 2020 9:09 PM
What does Bloomberg lack that Kissinger has?



Extrinsic vs Intrinsic.

you can feign Extrinsic. Intrinsic is what you are.

Blogger rumpole5 March 05, 2020 9:18 AM  

Frankly, I thought that mini-Mike being in the debate was very helpful. He said things about Bernie socialism that none of the other candidates would or could. His problem was that he is at heart a cucksevative Republican globalist, in the Bush model. No one wants more of that.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 05, 2020 10:19 AM  

rumpole5 wrote:His problem was that he is at heart a cucksevative Republican globalist, in the Bush model.
Good point: there really isn't any policy difference between Globohomo (D) and Globohomo (R).
rumpole5 wrote:No one wants more of that.
Left or Right, nobody likes a cuckservative.

Blogger Rowan March 05, 2020 10:31 AM  

“ Bloomberg claimed he ‘didn’t realize’ Warren was still running. ”

Is it possible he was going for a God Emperor level shiv and ended up uncool anyway?

Blogger Katechon March 05, 2020 10:46 AM  

Warren just announced she's dropping out.

I was wrong ; I thought she'd have stayed longer so as to hurt Bernie.

Blogger xevious2030 March 05, 2020 11:44 AM  

"and ended up uncool anyway"

He was never cool. Note how he popped up only after Biden was considered unwinnable due to feeblemindedness and the creepiness, leaving an opening for Bernie. Bloomberg was an "in case Biden falls." Never forget Bloomberg got his money by taking the ticket, and failing to lose some of it to do his masters bidding would have meant losing all of it, and maybe losing more than that.

It's like mediocre boyband musicians that are propped up to Billboard number 1, every album, while many greats only get to play their local bars. For the tickets, worth is measured in obedience, not quality.

Blogger Azimus March 05, 2020 12:38 PM  

90. VDMarch 05, 2020 7:27 AM
Why are you having so much trouble grasping this? Henry Kissinger is an massive Alpha. I've been in the same room with him and Donald Trump at the same time, with perhaps 25 other people tops, and Kissinger absolutely commanded the room.
Behavioral patterns are not about the material accoutrements.


I'm trying, I'm trying. I get your points about the tangibles.

Its the fractal aspect that is challenging. You mentioned Kissinger commanding the room when Donald Trump was in it. Trump is obviously alpha too (correct?), but in this situation deferred to the force majeure alpha. That doesn't make Trump a gamma. I would think the same thing applies to Bloomberg (there's a hypothetical group where he's the alpha), but there seems to be an absolute scale to the SSH as well, which disqualifies a guy like Bloomberg from being alpha.

The ilk have been helpful. I'm going to watch the videos again.

Blogger John Rockwell March 05, 2020 7:50 PM  

It seems Alpha and Money best correlates with being a competent warlord.

Blogger Jack Amok March 05, 2020 10:40 PM  

Its the fractal aspect that is challenging.

Vox mentioned mind-set. That's the key.

Beta/Delta/Omega = how can I adapt to make the most of the environment I'm in?

Alpha/Sigma = how can I change the environment to best suit what I want?

Gamma = how can I convince someone else to fix the environment to suit my needs?

Observe the response of the man to his environment. If he's seeking to alter the environment to his advantage, he's likely an alpha. If he's seeking to fit in, he's a Beta. If he's complaining something's wrong with the environment, he's a Gamma.

At any given moment in time, you might not have enough information to make a call. Trump rolling with the flow with Henry K in the room may be an Alpha or a Beta, you can't tell. Mini-Mike rolling with the flow of money coming in because he was willing to exploit the situation may be an Alpha or a Gamma, you can't tell.

Truth is, all men are some mixture of the three basic groups. Even an Alpha can have his moments of weakness where he wishes someone else would take care of a problem for him. A Gamma can have a momentary flare of courage. You have to observe the long-term trajectory to really know the man. It is one of the reasons a more localized, Dunbar-number society, is better. You can know a man for who he is, not who he briefly appeared to be.

Blogger SciVo March 06, 2020 2:29 AM  

I'm trying, I'm trying. I get your points about the tangibles.

Its the fractal aspect that is challenging.


I have much more free time than Vox, so I will do my best to dispell your confusion, trusting that if I get something wrong then someone else will correct it.

A hyphenated term (if it is true) had both elements, plus the properties that emerge from their interaction.

The social hierarchy is fractal, but that only applies to those within that hierarchy: alphas, bravos, and deltas. For different reasons, sigmas, gammas, and omegas are just not even part of the automatic sorting of men into units.

The sexual hierarchy is very simple: how many women have you banged and of what quality.

The socio-sexual hierarchy includes both, plus the emergent property of their interaction, which is personality types. And those get set young.

And a natural leader is not going to suddenly create a delusion bubble and become two-faced and obsessive just because he's in the same room as a super-super-super alpha.

Nor is a natural dweeb going to suddenly become charismatic, confidant, and inspiring just because he is now at the head of an organization and has enough money to finally bang lots of pretty women.

When you can keep both subsystems, plus the system that emerges from their interaction, all in your head at the same time, then you will understand the SSH.

Blogger Zander Stander March 06, 2020 3:51 AM  

Vox, why on earth were you in the same room with Machiavelli Kissinger?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd March 06, 2020 3:23 PM  

Zander Stander wrote:Vox, why on earth were you in the same room with Machiavelli Kissinger?
I think Vox mentioned that family friends were part of the (R) political machine? Hang with the machine pols and you meet people from higher in the machine, as they come to inspect and encourage the farm team. Probably at a fund raiser or some such.

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