Skip to comments.‘Horses count; babies don’t’ in de Blasio’s New York City
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST by mandaladon
New York Citys 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 Blasios 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 Blasios 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 Blasios 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. Its the horses that dont have jobs that were 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 ...
Ask Kim Jong Un. LITERALLY threw his uncle to the dogs.
No God, no humanity.
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
Liberalism is Satanic.
Excerpt from David Horowitzs 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 Blasios parents were far leftistsmost 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 Informationa 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 masters degree at Columbia Universitys 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 Nicaraguas Marxist Sandinista governmentwhich was backed by the Soviet Union, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Yasser Arafats Palestine Liberation Organizationjoined 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 partys 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. Im 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. Im 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 Rangels re-election campaign. When de Blasio married former lesbian activist Chirlane McCray that same year, the couple honeymooned in Fidel Castros Cuba, in violation of the U.S. ban on travel to that country.
I’d disagree with the headline... Kaiser Wilhelm wants both babies and horses sent to the glue factory.
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 - - - .
Most of those horses will wind up in the glue factory or Alpo cans. How humane is that?
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..."
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.
Will those making less be forced to do what the wealthy do?
The horses will be out of work? Funny how the carriage drivers being out of work seems to go unmentioned.
At some point - even the lefties will tire of this guy
Kill the children and the horses.
I think Genghis Khan did this years ago.
Another horses ass for NYC mayor.
“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.
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.
And how many “liberals” are going to admit that DiBlasio is a communist?
The truth is too uncomfortable to them.
Well, at least DiBlasio and his supporters can feel good about themselves for their meaningless advocacy.