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‘Horses count; babies don’t’ in de Blasio’s New York City
The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST by mandaladon

New York City’s brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious progressive agenda that includes tax increases, much talk about somehow crushing inequality and punishing “the elite.”

Two issues high on de Blasio’s agenda are the creation of more abortion clinics across the five boroughs and an outright ban on horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park.

De Blasio’s animosity to the horse-drawn carriages runs deep, apparently.

“We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” he said at a news conference Monday, according to CNN. He added that he believes the tourist attraction — popular since 1858 — is inhumane and dangerous.

The new mayor, who took an oath of office on Wednesday administered by former President Bill Clinton, wants to replace the romance of horse-drawn carriages with the romance of antique-looking electric cars. (The carriage drivers would switch to these vehicles.)

The City Council must approve de Blasio’s carriage ban before it can take effect.

If the iconic horse-drawn carriages are banned, over 200 horses will be out of work.

The fate of those horses is not at all clear. It could be the slaughterhouse.

The United States already sends over 90,000 horses to Mexico and Canada to be killed each year.

“Horses that have jobs are the last horses that get neglected,” carriage driver Christina Hansen told the Daily News. “It’s the horses that don’t have jobs that we’re seeing shipped to slaughter.”

The price for sending the 200 carriage-carrying horses of Central Park to a shady pasture would be about $500,000 every year.

In addition to his dedication to eliminating horses that draw carriages, de Blasio, 52, is deeply committed to opening a slew of abortion clinics across New York City.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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The proudly progressive and once-whole-hog socialist, Sandinista-loving mayor’s dot-com website pledges to “ensure that all women in New York City have access to” abortions whenever their hearts desire...............................This clown is worse than Daniel Ortega.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
Communists gonna do what Communists do.

Ask Kim Jong Un. LITERALLY threw his uncle to the dogs.

No God, no humanity.

2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:45:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: mandaladon

Horses are supposed to, as the kids here said the other day, sit on their fat asses and be pampered but miserable in the abortion capital of the country

Three days into this guy’s reign and what a mess its shaping up to be. Utterly senseless


3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:13 AM PST by stanne
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To: mandaladon

Liberalism is Satanic.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:38 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: mandaladon; All
The proudly progressive and once-whole-hog socialist, Sandinista-loving mayor

Excerpt from David Horowitz’s DiscoverTheNetworks.org...

“Historian Ron Radosh describes de Blasio as: (a) “a far left radical whose ancestors are the New Left and the Communists”; and (b) “a bona fide red diaper baby” who, “like many of his generation ... kept his parents’ ... pro-Communist politics not far from his heart.” Both de Blasio’s parents were far leftists—most likely, members of the Communist Party USA or some of its numerous front groups. His mother, Maria de Blasio, worked in the early 1940s at the Office of War Information—a U.S. government agency staffed largely by pro-Soviet leftists who depicted the USSR in a positive light.

In 1983, while he was still at NYU, Bill de Blasio toured parts of the Communist Soviet Union. This was a period of significant Cold War tension between the United States and the USSR, as the Soviets were attempting to permanently solidify their nuclear superiority over the U.S. Notably, de Blasio at one time served as an organizer with the anti-nuclear, anti-American organization Physicians for Social Responsibility.

De Blasio took his first job in 1984 with the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice. Three years later, having recently earned a master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, he was hired to work as a political organizer by the Quixote Center (QC), a Maryland-based, Catholic social-justice organization with Marxist leanings.

In 1988 de Blasio, an ardent supporter of Nicaragua’s Marxist Sandinista government—which was backed by the Soviet Union, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization—joined a number of his QC colleagues in a ten-day trip to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine to people who had been affected by the violent revolution that was raging there. (The Reagan administration, meanwhile, was giving financial and military aid to the Contras, who were seeking to overthrow the Sandinista regime.)

Upon returning home from Nicaragua, de Blasio began working for a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care in Central America. Continuing, moreover, to support the Sandinistas in whatever way he could, he joined the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York, an organization that held meetings and fundraisers on their behalf. De Blasio also subscribed to the Sandinista party’s newspaper, Barricadda.

He continues to speak admiringly of the Sandinistas to this day, lauding the “humble” and “really inspirational” blend of “youthful energy and idealism” that they brought to the task of “trying to figure out what would [make their society] work better.” “I’m very proud to have been deeply involved in a movement that rightfully thought U.S. policy toward Central America was wrong-headed and counter-productive and not in line with our values,” de Blasio said in September 2013. “I’m proud to have been involved in the effort that was challenging that.”

In 1989 de Blasio served as a volunteer coordinator for the NYC mayoral campaign of Democrat David Dinkins. Following Dinkins’ victory, de Blasio became an aide in City Hall.

When asked in 1990 to describe his political views, de Blasio replied that he was an advocate of “democratic socialism.” In the mid-nineties, he served as executive director of the New York branch of the New Party, a pro-socialist, ACORN-affiliated entity to which Barack Obama likewise belonged.

In 1994 de Blasio managed New York Congressman Charles Rangel’s re-election campaign. When de Blasio married former lesbian activist Chirlane McCray that same year, the couple honeymooned in Fidel Castro’s Cuba, in violation of the U.S. ban on travel to that country.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2592

5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:49:05 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mandaladon

I’d disagree with the headline... Kaiser Wilhelm wants both babies and horses sent to the glue factory.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:49:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mandaladon

Congratulations New York City Voters, you finally have a mayor that you have always wanted.

Enjoy, but do not ask for a Federal Bailout later on - - - .


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:49:54 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: mandaladon

Most of those horses will wind up in the glue factory or Alpo cans. How humane is that?


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:07 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: mandaladon
"If the iconic horse-drawn carriages are banned, over 200 horses will be out of work."

Note to self: avoid all NYC Chinese restaurants for the next year.
9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:38 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: mandaladon; All
The proudly progressive and once-whole-hog socialist, Sandinista-loving mayor

From the David Horowitz piece I just posted...

"He continues to speak admiringly of the Sandinistas to this day, lauding the “humble” and “really inspirational” blend of “youthful energy and idealism”..."

10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:51:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mandaladon

So he will outlaw using horses for carriages because it is inhuman but he thinks it is OK to kill black babies in the womb.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:51:42 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: P-Marlowe

Will those making less be forced to do what the wealthy do?

http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/20-things-the-rich-do-every-day


12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:20 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: PowderMonkey

The horses will be out of work? Funny how the carriage drivers being out of work seems to go unmentioned.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 7:01:55 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: mandaladon

At some point - even the lefties will tire of this guy


14 posted on 01/03/2014 7:05:30 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: mandaladon

Kill the children and the horses.

I think Genghis Khan did this years ago.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 7:07:14 AM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: mandaladon

Another horses ass for NYC mayor.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 7:12:06 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Texas Eagle

“He added that he believes the tourist attraction — popular since 1858 — is inhumane and dangerous. “

Any proof to what he is saying?

Hey? I don’t really understand why we keep posting about this guy. New Yorkers voted for him. New Yorkers wanted the guy, and from what I can tell, New Yorkers deserve this guy.

Personally, let’s post something else instead of endless junk on this guy. Give it a year, then we can see if he’s successful or a failure.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 7:13:16 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: mandaladon

Part of me is already wondering what will be the first part of NYC to break off.

Staten Island is likely to be the first.


18 posted on 01/03/2014 7:14:41 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Texas Eagle

And how many “liberals” are going to admit that DiBlasio is a communist?

The truth is too uncomfortable to them.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Well, at least DiBlasio and his supporters can feel good about themselves for their meaningless advocacy.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 7:16:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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