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Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"
NY Daily News ^ | December 30, 2013 | Erin Durkin

Posted on 12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST by george76

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city.

"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday.

“It’s over,” he said.

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


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1 posted on 12/31/2013 7:05:50 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

And so the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm in New Amsterdam begins.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 7:07:28 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: george76

Is there a reason for this or is he frightened of horsies?


3 posted on 12/31/2013 7:07:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76
Why?

/johnny

4 posted on 12/31/2013 7:07:45 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: neverdem; The Mayor

Blasio says it is inhumane to make the horses work and that they can be replaced with electric vehicles.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-tourists-rush-horse-carriage-ride-article-1.1560995


5 posted on 12/31/2013 7:08:02 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Because he is a socialist dictator, that’s why. You thought Bloomberg was bad? Just wait.


6 posted on 12/31/2013 7:09:08 AM PST by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: george76

He resembles a horse’s ass. Maybe he’s trying to cover this up.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 7:09:34 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: cripplecreek

I hate DeBlasio, He’s a let-wing fruitcake and commie.

Having said that, New York City is no fit place for horses (or people for that matter). The city is LOUD, crowded, noisy, dangeous and brutally hot in the summer.

Keep horses in places where they ( and normal people) would be happier.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 7:10:06 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: george76

NY is getting exactly what it voted for. At least the horses won’t have to witness the coming carnage.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 7:10:17 AM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: george76

Yeah, good luck getting anyone to pay for a “romantic” electric vehicle ride in the park, de Blasio.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 7:10:24 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: george76

How about getting rid of fascist dictators???? OOOOOh! A little too close to home eh Bill??????????????????


11 posted on 12/31/2013 7:11:30 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: george76
"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period

That apparently means the horse carriages will continue to be used, possibly even more.

12 posted on 12/31/2013 7:11:40 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: george76

Just don’t feed them Beefarino!


13 posted on 12/31/2013 7:12:24 AM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: george76

Seinfeld, Kramer, Horse, Beefarino ... one more iconic New York City legend falls.


14 posted on 12/31/2013 7:12:31 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: cripplecreek

There was a headline some months ago about PETA funneling money to his campaign. This looks like a standard bought politician paying off his benefactor.


15 posted on 12/31/2013 7:13:32 AM PST by Varda
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To: cripplecreek
Typical city person thinking they know what a horse likes or does not like to do.

They think it must be inhumane so it is.

16 posted on 12/31/2013 7:14:16 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: george76

Blasio says it is inhumane to make the horses work and that they can be replaced with electric vehicles.


Doesn’t surprise me. Democrats think it is inhumane to make their constituents do work that can be done by robots .... or conservatives.


17 posted on 12/31/2013 7:14:55 AM PST by rbg81
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To: george76

Too bad the article doesn’t explain why “it’s over.”

This guy hasn’t even taken office yet and he acts like a monarch.

New Yorkers are used to a lot of pain. Doesn’t appear that will change any time soon.

de Blasio is mentally ill.


18 posted on 12/31/2013 7:16:02 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: george76; Revolting cat!

You can keep your horse and carriage. Period.


19 posted on 12/31/2013 7:17:43 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: upchuck

“de Blasio is mentally ill.”

You mean over and above the mental illness that is liberalism?


20 posted on 12/31/2013 7:18:23 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: ZULU

“Having said that, New York City is no fit place for horses (or people for that matter). The city is LOUD, crowded, noisy, dangeous and brutally hot in the summer. Keep horses in places where they ( and normal people) would be happier.”

The other night I saw people riding in the carriages, while buses passed with advertisements on them condemning the practice. 60+ years ago they got rid of horse riding up at Bear Mountain in NY because of the conditions for the animals; I’d imagine in NYC they are under a lot of scrutiny.


21 posted on 12/31/2013 7:18:43 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: george76

All animals I know of like to work. As long as they enjoy it, they like to be productive.


22 posted on 12/31/2013 7:18:59 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: george76

Alec Baldwin will be ecstatic.


23 posted on 12/31/2013 7:19:17 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: george76

The Mayor went on to say, “There’s room for only one horse’s a** in this town, and I’m it!”

It’s hard to disagree...


24 posted on 12/31/2013 7:19:18 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: george76

Did this guy get bit at the pony ride when he was three?


25 posted on 12/31/2013 7:20:07 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ZULU

NYC has been like that for two hundred years. Don’t know how those horses survived.


26 posted on 12/31/2013 7:20:58 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: george76

NYC: getting exactly what they voted for


27 posted on 12/31/2013 7:21:15 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Out of the frying pan and into the fire.....


28 posted on 12/31/2013 7:21:20 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: george76

This is a metaphor for what is coming down the road good and hard from Mayor Wilhelm.

These idiots have no idea what they are in for.


29 posted on 12/31/2013 7:21:35 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Steamburg

No pity for the New Yorkers who voted for this moron.

By the time this a-hole is done there will be no tourist trade in New York, and it serves them right.


30 posted on 12/31/2013 7:21:36 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: george76; Impy; Clemenza; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Next up, the official language of NYC will be Swedish and all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour and it will be worn on the outside so they can check.


31 posted on 12/31/2013 7:22:13 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: george76
The thought processes of a white man that married a black, former (?) lesbian with a daughter admittedly with some severe social problems is going to be in charge of the largest insane asylum in the world ?
32 posted on 12/31/2013 7:22:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: riverrunner

A friend of mine has horse-drawn carriages that she rents out for weddings and other occasions. When DC lawmakers and professional busybodies criticized her for this ostensibly “cruel” practice, she and a friend unhitched the horses and pulled the large carriage by themselves, on foot, to Capitol Hill to show that the horses weren’t being asked to do anything difficult or cruel. Once a heavy vehicle starts rolling it’s just not that hard to keep it going.

De Blasio is an avowed communist. But New Yorkers will never get it.


33 posted on 12/31/2013 7:22:33 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
And so the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm in New Amsterdam begins.

Every one of these progressives is a dictator at heart.

Is anyone surprised by this. Wilhelm will make Bloomy look like Thomas Jefferson.

34 posted on 12/31/2013 7:23:09 AM PST by YankeeReb
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To: george76
NY’rs....you deserve everything this guy's about to lay on ya.

Willingly vote your freedoms away.....go figger.

35 posted on 12/31/2013 7:23:10 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: george76
I suppose he wants only modern electric vehicles.


36 posted on 12/31/2013 7:23:45 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: george76

You know, they could have elected Weiner, but he probably would have done the same thing. “P****” envy, you know....


37 posted on 12/31/2013 7:24:36 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Veggie Todd

38 posted on 12/31/2013 7:24:44 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: george76

In other news Congress passed legislation to protect and subsidize the American buggywhip industry.


39 posted on 12/31/2013 7:25:29 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: george76

The "Great Helmsman" wasn't a big fan of horses either...unless,of course,they were being ridden by Chinese soldiers who were raping and murdering innocent South Koreans a while back or,more recently,were being ridden by "Red Guards" who were busy rounding up and murdering "capitalist roaders".

Well,at least he's being true to his hero and mentor.

40 posted on 12/31/2013 7:26:25 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: george76
I'm curious: are horse drawn carriages New York's biggest problem? Are they terrorizing the city or something? Are horse drawn carriages responsible for the murder rate in New York City or something?
41 posted on 12/31/2013 7:26:40 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ZULU
The city is LOUD, crowded, noisy, dangeous and brutally hot in the summer

. Yeah, horse cannot stand summer heat in a place as far south as New York.< /sarc>

I invite you to our summer rodeo series down in Texas. Our horse won't be walking but running hard, nor are they spoiled indoor AC dwellers.

42 posted on 12/31/2013 7:26:55 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: george76

Oh, look; it’s a bag of horse manure! There must be a pony somewhere!


43 posted on 12/31/2013 7:27:00 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (If you liked the website, you'll LOVE the healthcare!)
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To: george76

I thought during the campaign he said: “If you like your horse-drawn carriage you can keep it. Period.”


44 posted on 12/31/2013 7:27:07 AM PST by almcbean
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To: george76

Wilhelm is afraid that one of the horses is the Gatekeeper.

He does not want to perish in flames, or for all the prisoners to be released.


45 posted on 12/31/2013 7:27:29 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: george76

Liberals HATE free enterprise.

Destroying this industry will damage the productive sector of society and cause the affected to become more dependent on government programs. So of course de Blasio will abolish it.


47 posted on 12/31/2013 7:27:59 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: ZULU
The city is LOUD, crowded, noisy, dangeous and brutally hot in the summer.

Yeah, but what are its bad qualities? :0)

Sorry, couldn't resist. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, back when it was still a nice place (think "The Honeymooners"). Back then, it was LOUD, crowded, noisy, and brutally hot in the summer. You knew your neighbors. We played stickball in the streets. You had enough common sense to avoid the dangerous parts of town.

I escaped New York when I got out of High School. Today I wouldn't give two cents for it.

48 posted on 12/31/2013 7:29:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: george76

Considering de Blasio’s marxist underpinnings, I seriously doubt this has anything to do with animal welfare... this is all about abolishing the bougeous appearance of affluent people enjoying the finer things in life.


49 posted on 12/31/2013 7:30:20 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: george76

Off to the glue factory.


50 posted on 12/31/2013 7:31:15 AM PST by Third Person (The light pours out of me.)
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