In a link sent to us by Country Singer to our buddy JammieWearingFool, folks from the National Guard who have resting up between shifts helping in the recovery of the city torn apart by Hurricane Sandy are being evicted from their armory to make room for Victoria’s Secret crew members preparing for a show later this week;
About 300 uniformed personnel have been bunking down at the armory at various times since Sandy hit.
But their numbers will be reduced to 60 by Wednesday for the event, which is featuring Rihanna and Justin Bieber.
Last night, about 150 of the personnel were crammed into a space meant for 50 as Victora’s Secret workers moved in equipment and set up temporary dressing rooms.
A massive transformer generator was being brought in for the show, and a huge Sony video board was hauled to the site.
So, you have New Jersey turning away non-union power crews, Nanny Bloomberg turning away National Guard members because they touched guns once, and now this. And, oh, yeah, they had to apply political pressure to Bloomberg to get the NYC Marathon cancelled – and those generators are still standing idle from the last reports I’ve read.
It sounds to me like they have leadership problems up that way that can only be remedied at the ballot box.