Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, is still ticked off about the recall of two anti-gun state Senators in Colorado last fall. According to Rolling Stone magazine, Bloomberg stated that pro-recall counties are so rural and primitive they don’t even have roads yet:

Asked about three Colorado Democrats being forced out of office by a recall movement that arose last summer after the legislature’s passage of laws expanding background checks and banning magazines of more than 15 rounds, legislation Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns lobbied hard for, the former mayor said this:

The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”

[Emphasis added.]

Wait. What?

As Fox 31 in Denver notes, the two cities where the recall took place — Colorado Springs and Pueblo — are not exactly out in the boondocks:

The successful recalls last September occurred in Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city, and Pueblo, its seventh largest.

As it happens, this post was written from Colorado Springs. Just moments ago, Twitchy’s crack investigative unit snapped the photo below:

Colorado Springs photo

Gasp! It’s a road!

Curiously, Rolling Stone has pulled its article, but there is no indication (as yet) that the Bloomberg quote was inaccurate.


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  • jim

    He’s just mad they took his money and laughed in his face… sucker!

    • bicentennialguy

      Very short, pitiful little sucker.

  • bicentennialguy

    Elitist POS. More evidence of their “we are better than you” attitude.

    Also, does the big Government lover forget that Pueblo, CO was the place you wrote to for all those government pamphlets in the 70s and early 80s?

  • MrApple

    Elitist prick.

  • mrspinky85

    Man the offensive condescending of elitist is strong this week. Obama calling GOP not that terrible, Harry Reid calling Clarence Thomas white and now this. I don’t know what the left thinks it stands for but it’s not who they truly are.

  • walterc

    Being out here in the sticks of the Western U.S. we need our guns to fend off wolves and bears and the occasional Indi . .err . . Native American raid.

    Hey Bloomy, we’ve had roads since Brigham Young and his band of Mormons first settled the Salt Lake Valley. Now paved roads is another matter.

    What a douche.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      The Air Force Academy is still in the Springs.

      I mention that because I think I’d take intel on Colorado from any freshman cadet at the Academy before I would consider the Bloomin’ <expletive deleted> assessment.

      For Political insight a Sophomore would suffice.

      For basic civics I’d consult with a 9th grader before The Bloomin’ <expletive deleted> from N.Y., N.Y.

    • Ryan Schneider.

      Well, I have seen coyotes in my parking lot out by Constitution.
      This inter-jurisdictional interference is a travesty against state’s rights.
      Get the Rotten Apple out of Colorado!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    If my car broke down in Bloomberg’s NY City it is likely that my car or me might encounter a fate that wouldn’t end so well.

    If Bloomberg’s car broke down in the majority of places in “hick America” he’d likely get it fixed and offered a meal in the process, even if we knew who he was and couldn’t stand him.

    • WhoMeToo

      I don’t know… I think that POS has warn out his welcome just about everywhere.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        I’d fix his car just so he could get the h*ll out of there.

        • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

          I’d push it, if I had too.

        • WhoMeToo

          I’d “fix” it, too. >:^)

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    The home of Peterson Air Force Base is a third world backwater?


    Schriever Air Force base?


    Ft Carson, Colorado Springs is a third world backwater?


    So what Bloomberg is really stating is that he thinks he’s better than serving US military, US Military Veterans, and their families.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      You forgot the Air Force Academy… Jawamax 8<{D}

      • thedumbblonde

        I didn’t!

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        Thank You my point exactly – Bloomberg hates the US military and their families. They are just you know backwater hicks/

    • QueenB

      They will be once Obama deposits his “best and brightest” illegal aliens there.

      • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

        That is on their Radar. Saw news where they are considering Ft. Benning, GA.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Air Force Academy.

  • thedumbblonde

    Things you might see in Colorado Springs…

  • thedumbblonde

    more things…

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    C-Springs and Pueblo as roadless wildernesses, as opposed to, say, Vail and Aspen, which are positively paved over?

    • DaMello ®

      Good call!

  • thedumbblonde

    trying again…

  • thedumbblonde

    oh hell…

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Which “sky scrapers” would one prefer . . . those in NYC or the backgound of your picture there?

      • thedumbblonde

        The Broadmoor is something.

    • carmenta

      now that’s a pretty picture!

      • thedumbblonde

        Honestly, it’s magical in person.

        • carmenta

          Maybe one day, when we retire and buy the RV, we’ll get to visit.

    • Riya

      Oh how I love the Broadmoor.

      • thedumbblonde

        I know!! *sigh*

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        I love the Broadmoor.

    • Moue La Moue

      They have the most AWESOME Sunday Brunch!!!!!!!!!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Cheyenne Mountain Complex NORAD? Third World Backwater?


  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    It’s clear Micheal Bloomberg doesn’t know much about fly over country.

  • Heather Atkinson

    More proof of the self-important, snobby, elitist attitude the Regressive have and their very, very low opinion of the ignorant plebians who don’t simply submit to their rule.

  • Fed Up

    As long as a POS like bloomberg believes that and stays away from here it’s all good. There are no toilets here either, Mikey. Go away.

  • Discontentwliars

    I’ve noticed that since these laws were passed, we’ve saved over 500,000 lives in Colorado. Murder and armed offenses are down, and law enforcement is no longer needed on the streets in Denver. So really, has any MSM investigated how it’s going? Nah…. Let’s just make up some numbers and laugh at the backwards people.

  • castlemonster

    The roads here are pretty dilapidated. I guess because COS won’t let them hike the taxes every election. I haven’t seen any road renovation at all this summer.

    • Discontentwliars

      Maybe we’re not getting enough funding from the State – They really need to punish their enemies. Actually there is some, but the leadership in COS is using it as a talking point to get more funding (like higher taxes or steal it from other parts of the budget). They always want/need more money – bonuses need to be paid after all.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Hey HERR BLOOMBERG (SEIG HEIL!) Here’s two words that prove you’re WRONG!: INTERSTATE TWENTY-FIVE! And A few more: U.S. FIFTY!! BTW I’ve been to the Canon City/Royal Gorge area a couple of times (Back in the late seventies, as a young teen)……It was Three days’ trip from the Denver/Boulder Metroplex area… Wait, we went in my dad’s Plymouth, and it only took a couple of Hours! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    “An understandable mistake for @MikeBloomberg 2 make. This is just “fly-over country” to lefty elitists like him”

    Yeah, I for one am really sick of this arrogant “flyover country” attitude that leftists like Bloomberg have about everything that isn’t California or New York. Maybe we can’t call it racism, but there’s still a disgusting elitism the way they bitterly cling to their stereotypes of Southerners like myself (among many others).

    • Ryan Schneider.

      Flyover? ? Colorado has the second busiest airport in the country!

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Folks these leftist are doing all they can to turn America into the North American Union…

  • World B. Free

    Roads or not, I’d STILL rather live in Pueblo or CO Springs than anywhere in NY state.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    If these “red” regions are so poor that they do not have roads . . . and that is the reason they oppose gun control . . . then there should be a tax reprieve on all these anti-gun regions until such time as they capitulate. No taxes from these folks until they agree to get rid of their guns.

    Yeah, that’ll show them . . . poverty causes conservatism.

  • Texan357

    “The NRA went after two or three state Senators

    Yeah, the NRA cast all those ballots, Nanny. WTF

    • Name

      the unholy trimuvirate of the left- Sarah Palin, the Koch Brothers, and the NRA. Respsonsible for every ill and ailment known to mankind ever. If we only could have eliminated them 1000s of years ago, the world would be such a better place. /s

  • alanstorm

    “You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.”

    Really? Got any numbers to back up that assertion, Mikey, or are we just supposed to trust you on that?

    • QueenB

      Don’t call him Mikey……..that’s my smartass #1. lol

  • RK59

    It’s what all of them are. Americans in real America are like animals in a pet shelter.They dump off a truck load of strays they cleaned from their neighborhoods into an over crowded shelter , leave a small donation and a bag of food and feel good as they go back home.

  • RK59

    We in flyover country should all move to NYC, they are really smart.You can pay 2,500.00 a month for a studio Apt and share a bathroom to live in an overcrowded city that smells like a sewer. Yeah..we are all so dumb.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

      The only reason prices are that high is demand and the name recognition. The prices aren’t high because of government policy.

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        Who said the prices are high because of government policy?
        The implication I heard is that maybe those of us paying a lot less for more pleasant living conditions in “flyover country” just might be the smart ones.

  • Climbr880

    Michelle must have posted this from up on the telephone pole, the way they used to get calls on “Green Acres.”

    • Climbr880

      Crack Twitchy team making an important call:

  • The Masked Avatar

    Yahoo News: Downtown Pueblo, Colorado. Circa 2014.

    • Hugh Jass

      I see Pueblo just got the JC Penny.

      • The Masked Avatar

        and a water pump but the vandal took the handle.

    • globalcrap

      Soon to be an America third world city near you.

  • QueenB

    Meanwhile, the “best and brightest” illegally come from places where there really aren’t roads or running water.

    • Thale Taxurfeet

      “Meanwhile, the “best and brightest” illegally come from places where there really aren’t roads or running water.”

      Those would be the illegals covered with pests and those who are blighted, i.e. the pest and blighted, soon to be in your public schools, supermarkets, hospitals, etc…

  • CO2 Producer

    The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads…

    [pause for smug, laughter]

  • journogal

    This is exactly what the ruling elite class think of the South as well. If it isn’t Atlanta, it’s so backwoods, dirt road, plantation homes with slaves (and some think parts of Atlanta is like this as well.)

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The Cox family, owners of Cox Enterprises and Cox Communications (AKA the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) have a Plantation. They’ve been working on running off the poor, mostly black, neighbors. Can’t have them po black folks around when the politicians and celebrities come to stay.
      BTW so far they’ve eliminated 200 units of affordable housing.

  • SpaceRacer423

    I hate to bring facts and logic into a debate with a retarded midget like Bloomberg but,
    IF these counties were “as rural as it gets,” then why did they need stricter gun laws?
    What lives were you saving in a place you think only has a handful of people who have no means of reaching each other in any sort of timely manner?

    • carmenta

      Bloomers hates rural folks! He wants to take their guns and leave them defenseless against the bear and wolves…

      Bloomers say ‘throw the children out the wagon to distract the beasts, and run like hell!’

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    Maybe you should keep you a$$ and nose in NY then, Putz.

  • Sandor at the Zoo

    I think it’s worse to be like Mike Bloomberg than it is to be a hick in some backwards boondocks without roads.

  • Griswold

    We have roads clear up to 12,000 to 14,000 feet into the mountains, we easily have roads on our flatland rural areas.

    Stick to NY Bloomberg.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Hey bloomy…did you not drink any water and you’re suffering from Mile High Sickness or come in contact with the wrong 0bama choom, bloom?

  • Trucker209

    Bloomberg and his croney’s think they can buy their way to any decision.
    America is on to these multi-millionaire, anti constitution, wealthy jerks.

  • ParalumanFromThePhilippines

    I think Bloomberg’s concept of “don’t have roads” is “stretch limo inaccessible.”

  • Dexter Alarius

    when I lived in Colorado Springs, we even had flush toilets. Everything we flushed resembled progressive policies, too.

  • Name

    perhaps it didnt occur to Mr Bloomberg and his supporters that that type of attitude is EXACTLY what cost the pols their jobs and why his gun control efforts are not successful? Realize it’s hard when you’re the epitome of a narcissist, but come on.

  • Hoppytoo

    They have roads in New York, but they’re usually so blocked up by Indian and Arab cab drivers blowing their horns that you can’t go anywhere on them.

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    If roads are what make you as stupid as Bloomberg is; ban roads not Big Gulps.

  • GaryTheBrave

    They gots roads, indoor plumbing, and even lectricity.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      And 4G, probably have better Broadband service than much of NYC.

      • GaryTheBrave

        I’ve smelled NYC. I don’t think they have indoor flush toilets.

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          That’s just the Hudson River, too many bodies.

  • $2943864

    There are roads outside of Manhattan? Oh my!

  • Republicanvet

    So…if these places DIDN’T have roads because they are so rural…wouldn’t that be a reason to OWN a gun for protection?

    If you dialed 911, how long would it take for a cop to walk to your place?


  • Antionus

    Does anyone anywhere actually give a rats ass what this wormy little pervert thinks or says?

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    If only we could all be as evolved and erudite as he. I guess some were just born to rule.

  • castlemonster

    By coincidence, the City of Colorado Springs just tweeted this to it’s twitter followers: http://coloradosprings.gov/cat/government/general-information/information/gocosprings-citys-official-app

    An app for reporting potholes and the like. If they have anyone actually reading these reports, they’re going to be pretty busy.

  • rssllue

    He was in Rolling Stone? Did he buy the rag or something?

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Rolling Stone long ago deteriorated to nothing more than a poor echo of the ailing NYT. Showing once more that excessive coke use results in major brain damage.

      • rssllue

        I totally agree.

  • Lee Jan

    Mayor Blooming-idiot never heard of the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

  • Old Patriot

    Well, Mike, I guess you also don’t want your son or grandson to attend the Air Force Academy, or be an olympic athlete. Perhaps he’s afraid of heights so he won’t want to climb on the red rocks of Garden of the Gods, or take the cog railroad to the top of Pikes Peak — the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful”. Of course, you and your family are too “sophistocated” to want to visit the ANA Numismatic Museum, or the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. The “Broadmoor” isn’t sophisticated enough (rated five stars) for you or your family, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or Will Rodgers Shrine of the Sun are also out. That’s fine — we’ll get along with the millions that come here every year to enjoy our lovely town, and to drive down to Pueblo to visit down there. All I can say is, it’s your loss (and our gain!~).

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

    Colorado Springs is Colorado’s second largest city—has Bloomberg actually seen it? If the secession movement of north Colorado ever succeeds, Colorado Springs would likely be the capital.

  • Jeremy

    Nanny Bloomberg showing just how stupid he can be

  • journogal

    Hey, @WilliamAmos:disqus per Politco, there is an update to this story. See link http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/07/rolling-stone-pulls-controversial-michael-bloomberg-191883.html
    Excuse is it was pulled it ran too early, and will run Monday in full.

    • WilliamAmos

      Thanks passed it on.

  • MKFenris

    This…this is why people hate New Yorkers.

  • the3Ds

    Let’s just follow through with this argument, shall we?
    Colorado Springs and Pueblo are 3rd world countries…people without teeth, no running water, outhouses and no roads. The only thing they’ve got going for them is that they love their guns.
    So why, then, have the mass shootings in Colorado been in the Metro Denver area? Seems those awesome roads and utilities don’t mean much when it comes to gun violence.
    Oh yeah…he wasn’t trying to actually make a point…he was just trying to tell Colorado voters that they’re stupid. And the fact there is silence from the Hickenlooper, Udall and Romanoff camps should tell voters everything they need to know.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Last I checked Colorado springs was where the big rollers in colorado live. Where many rich people have their 3rd or 4th mansions.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Colorado springs is also where the Air Force academy is located.

  • EllisWyatt

    Guess what Bloomie? Colorado Springs has PLANES too! The Air Force Academy is located there. Gee, who would’ve thought?

  • Zach Smith

    I can vouch for the fact that Colorado Springs does indeed have roads, or at least they did a few years ago. A number of them are even paved and striped.

  • AmericanMom

    Bloomberg displaying a serious lack of IQ points? His ignorance is mind-blowing.

    • Storm Saxon’s Gall Bladder

      Hain’t stupidity, it’s hatred. Lefties are not even good at hatred, so they need to reduce their opponents to simple cartoons, thus we colorado springs people are hapless desert nomads shooting at the highway department surveyors (and sheep ranchers) with our AR-15’s.

      Which indicates a serious lack of IQ, innit? K, you’re right.

  • Memphis Viking

    Face it. To a lot of Democrats, the US is New York, LA, Chicago, and the boonies.

  • Milquetoast

    . and New York City is a bailed out failure!
    Colorado Springs was never rewarded 1.4 Trillion
    dollars for failing the nation financially back in 2008 –
    New York City was!
    Failed and bailed.

  • Milquetoast

    … the runt!

  • Ann Deez

    Today’s liberalism is a hostile foreign ideology.

    • Guest

      conservatism is a mental illness

  • Donna

    Bloomberg’s been watching too many re-runs of Dr Quinn Medicine Woman on INSP

  • OpenTheDoor

    Bloomie talks like New Yauk City is a nice place, maybe to the folks who can afford Manhattan. Give me dirt roads and good neighbours any day.
    Those rats, big as fat cats, have fleas.

  • Al Bumen

    Although some question the benefits of inheritance, no argument can be made that the citizens of a free country are worse off because of it.