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Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park
Irish Central ^ | January 4, 2014 | JAMES O'SHEA

Posted on 01/04/2014 8:10:25 AM PST by george76

Rush Limbaugh has come out swinging in defence of the heavily Irish horse and carriage industry in New York’s Central Park after new mayor Bill de Blasio promised to put them off the streets.

Over half the drivers of the 200 horses are Irish, but they are fighting a rearguard action against de Blasio, who had major support from animal rights groups.

De Blasio stated that one of his first acts would be to end the horse and carriage trade and replace it with electric car tours.

"We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City... They are not humane. ... It's over."

Limbaugh, among others, scoffed at that.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; animalrights; ar; centralpark; chirlanemccray; corruption; hansomcab; jobs; limbaugh; newyork; newyorkcity; rush; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 01/04/2014 8:10:25 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

What does BdN think is going to happen to these horses if they can’t earn their keep? They’ll soon be, well, horsemeat..


2 posted on 01/04/2014 8:12:16 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: george76

I have seen working horses in horrible condition

If they are well cared for and treated appropriately that is one thing

But if not, shut them down


3 posted on 01/04/2014 8:12:18 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: george76

Is there a “greener” form of transportation than a horse and carriage?


4 posted on 01/04/2014 8:14:44 AM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: george76

Wihelm..aka di blahsio’s whole manner is one of open tyranny isnt it,

ITS OVER.? such a brash contemptuous young punk

Electric CAR TOURS are his replacement? thats sure to be a major tourist draw!

I dont think I remember any other New York Mayor ever expressing any CONCERN over this non issue. Evidently Wilhelm feels the NEED to be at the very advance guard of locally based Neo Stalinism!


5 posted on 01/04/2014 8:15:29 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: george76

Electric=coal and nuclear powered.


6 posted on 01/04/2014 8:16:37 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: ken5050

“Olson Johnson: All right, we’ll give some land to the n*ggers and the chinks, but we DON’T WANT THE IRISH.
“ Blazing Saddles - 1974


7 posted on 01/04/2014 8:17:11 AM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: george76

Probably 110% of these Irish horse drivers and a few of their dead relatives/friends, voted for Obozo and their current communist/lefty mayor.

I have zero sympathy for any NY City leftie, who voted for Obozo and their current communist/lefty mayor.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 8:17:20 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

>>ITS OVER.? such a brash contemptuous young punk<<

Like most libtards, he thinks that election to an office makes him in loco emperoris.


9 posted on 01/04/2014 8:17:59 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: george76

News for de Blasio: horses like people, and people like horses.

No doubt getting rid of all the dogs and cats in the city will be next.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 8:19:38 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: george76

heil

11 posted on 01/04/2014 8:21:59 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Where’s his black leather jacket and beret? I’m having my doubts about his being down with the struggle.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 8:23:15 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: yldstrk

I can’t speak for NYC, but I rode a carriage once in Charleston, SC. .

Highly regulated by the State. They can only work a few hours a day and get pampered like you wouldn’t believe. They are constantly monitored by State officials, and each individual ride must stop by a State-run checkpoint to log the name of the animals and then randomly draw a route they will travel.

I can only assume NY would be as tough, if not tougher on the operations

If one leaves a dropping, the horseman makes a call, and within minutes, a crew arrives to clean up the mess.

Lots of jobs will be lost, but the Mayors buds will get a shot at the prime Real Estate that the carriage houses and stables now sit on.


13 posted on 01/04/2014 8:23:17 AM PST by digger48
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To: george76

Man.. the looney mayor fund raising is starting briskly.

Next. Ban pets in NYC. Pollution not good for kitty cats, displaces rats.


14 posted on 01/04/2014 8:23:49 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Doogle

Heil,Massah!


15 posted on 01/04/2014 8:24:37 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: george76

The NYPD needs to get rid of their mounted patrols too then. They can ride around in electric cars.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 8:25:45 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: george76

The horses aren't a problem unless you feed them Beefarino.

17 posted on 01/04/2014 8:26:27 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: shove_it

bicycle

forcing the peons to walk?

rickshaw?


18 posted on 01/04/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Doogle

He kinda favors Big Sis...if you look real quick...I guess thats the fascist look these days...


19 posted on 01/04/2014 8:28:34 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: shove_it
"Is there a “greener” form of transportation than a horse and carriage?"

From what I've seen, horses don't fully burn all of the hay they consume.

20 posted on 01/04/2014 8:29:11 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: george76

Expect a mass exodus out of NYC by anyone with a brain. NYC, the next Detroit.


21 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:07 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: shove_it

An interesting footnote to the whole fandango is that New York City owes its fine robust water supply to horse drawn carriages. The water supply system and storm drains were designed to allow for daily (early AM) sweeping of every street in Manhattan, followed by a wash down from fire hydrants. As the horses disappeared, early in the 20th Century, the practice was discontinued. Around 1985, they made the horses start wearing diapers! My wife always wanted a ride in a Hansom carriage. Last summer we stopped in Freeport, ME for some sort of L.L. Bean promotion. Attendant thereto, you could get a ride around downtown in a horse drawn carriage for $20 bucks, so we did it, starting at the L.L. Bean main store. It was fun.


22 posted on 01/04/2014 8:30:08 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: yldstrk

Yea right, The owner is gonna abuse the animal that makes his paycheck every day, that makes a lot of sense.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 8:31:23 AM PST by ABN 505
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To: george76

Irish people live in Ireland, and I’ve never heard a brogue on a carriage driver.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 8:33:54 AM PST by Clemenza (Lurking)
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To: george76
Bring the horses to other cities where they will be cherished and treated well. Screw NY city and the liberal idiots that infest them. Memphis, San Antonio, Charleston, St. Louis, and New Orleans all have carriage rides and the horses and mules are treated humanely and cared for. I make it a point to ride a carriage in the cities that have them because a)the drivers usually know which places are the best for the tourists to go and since horsemen have a bond they are mostly honest and b)its a great way to see downtown slowly and the nuances of the city and c)its great for the economy. Even Disney knows that carriage rides are good for business. One of the best days I had was spending a day with the carriage horses in Orlando/Disneyworld where they were stabled and cared.
26 posted on 01/04/2014 8:34:26 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: shove_it
Is there a “greener” form of transportation than a horse and carriage?

Replace the carriages with sedan chairs, and the horses with homeless people?

27 posted on 01/04/2014 8:34:29 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ABN 505

you are too logical

If you had seen the Amish puppy mills in central Missouri, you would realize that many who make their living off animals are cheap and abusive


28 posted on 01/04/2014 8:35:25 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Doogle

29 posted on 01/04/2014 8:35:55 AM PST by onedoug
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To: george76
"We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no longer a part of the landscape in New York City... They are not humane. ... It's over."

Over? Nothing is over until we say it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?

30 posted on 01/04/2014 8:37:20 AM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: george76

Will New York’s new mayor be willing to publicly accompany the horses to the glue factory and the out-of-work drivers to the unemployment office so he can show the world how compassionate he is?

And why weren’t the horses allowed to voice their opinion on this issue? I’m sure they would have voted ‘’neigh.’’


31 posted on 01/04/2014 8:38:43 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: george76

I had no idea that this was an “Irish” trade. I always thought it was an eccentric trade. Irish immigrants to New York are some of the worst leftist, America-haters I have ever met. Why they are here is beyond me. In fact, read the first comment after this article. It will probably fill up with more hatred.

Maybe I need to rethink my support of the drivers...


32 posted on 01/04/2014 8:41:55 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ken5050

From what I’ve heard, Wilhelm and the PETA types are going to farm these nags out to people who love and admire the beauty of the equine species. I predict one look at these sad nags is going to dissuade anyone from taking them home. These are NOT police horses. So, yes, you’re right: horsemeat for the British public.


33 posted on 01/04/2014 8:44:18 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Moonman62

What a great episode!


34 posted on 01/04/2014 8:47:54 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

For me, it’s more fun to go out to the barn and saddle up my Canadian mare, Jessamine. Lots of decent riding right in the neighborhood.

Plus, I can take my S&W model 29 and an M4gery along for trhe ride.


35 posted on 01/04/2014 8:47:57 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: headstamp 2

And, no mounted or carriage horses in parades, as well.
Oh, time to close the race tracks too.


36 posted on 01/04/2014 8:48:31 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: ken5050

Oh the terrible choices the Upper West Side superannuated hippies have to make. Support the ban on horse carriages or give up their free horse manure for their window box marahoochie.

What to do? What to do?

(I used to watch the tie-dyed grannies scooping up the fresh manure as the carriages and rental riders passed. Saw some amusing arguements over who got there first. Once I was asked to say who got there first. Solomon like, I paused, and said, “Cut the crap in half.”)LOL


37 posted on 01/04/2014 8:50:17 AM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Doogle

He has the same - I don’t know - pasty, fatty look that I associate with Piers Morgan. In other words, he makes my skin crawl. For the last 12 years, we had a dwarf as mayor. Now we have Herman Munster.


38 posted on 01/04/2014 8:50:31 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: shove_it

Envior Problems:

An average horse will produce 20.4 kilos (or 45 pounds) of manure each day, equating to 7.5 tonnes annually! This quantity does not include the addition of soiled stable bedding material. Whilst some manure is dropped onto fields when horses and ponies are turned out, best practice usually involves the collection and removal of droppings from pasture. This assists paddock hygiene (minimising parasite burdens), maximises the grazing potential available from pasture by preventing latrine areas and improves the appearance of the holding.

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/environment-housing-and-planning/countryside/explore-surreys-countryside/looking-after-the-countryside/countryside-advice/horse-care-and-pasture-management/manure-storage-and-disposal-advice

Then, the gallon plus of urine each day can add to enviral problems.

Daily horse flatus will add to enviral problems.


39 posted on 01/04/2014 8:51:55 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7! Soon Obamaganda will fail 24/365!)
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To: george76

The hubris of the left has no bounds.

Who are they to know what is going on in the equine mind? Do these horses endure constant pain? Would these horses chose a sedentary life, standing in a sub zero field in New Hampshire for example over what’s been assigned to them in Central Park?

Sounds like the global warming game.

If it feels good to the liberal, it must be good.

On the other hand, the mayor was duly elected; because the pervert became marginalized.


40 posted on 01/04/2014 8:56:46 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: george76

A lot of these horses are going to be put down. The owners won’t be able to pay for upkeep with no money coming in. I sometimes wonder if the NYC vote was rigged. Was Weiner paid to run to take all the heat off DeBlasio?


41 posted on 01/04/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: george76

Leftist rule by distraction.


42 posted on 01/04/2014 9:03:28 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: shove_it
Is there a “greener” form of transportation than a horse and carriage?

Yes. A man on a bicycle.

43 posted on 01/04/2014 9:05:32 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, it's learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: george76
They are not humane. ... It's over.

That just happens to be de Blasio's opinion of little human babies in the womb.

44 posted on 01/04/2014 9:07:24 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: shove_it
the horse without the carriage?

how COULD we simple folk get ALONG without these experts


45 posted on 01/04/2014 9:15:15 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: freedumb2003
hes not even claiming that this BAN is what DAS PEOPLE want!!

A DECREE!!!




46 posted on 01/04/2014 9:16:56 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: george76

The cost of electing a socialist. Sorry NY, hope you get it in the shorts, long and deep....price of stupidity


47 posted on 01/04/2014 9:19:16 AM PST by Farnsworth (Now playing in America: "Stupid is the new normal")
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To: george76

That’s like taking the trolley cars out of San Francisco. I know they did at one time but they finally said “ f*&^ *^^t”.

This is the communist way. Distract so you will not think about what’s really wrong so they can continue with their agenda.

Just say back off to these traitors.


48 posted on 01/04/2014 9:19:18 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: oh8eleven

De Blasio stated, “ ... horse carriages ... are not humane.”


They’re equine, not humane.


49 posted on 01/04/2014 9:24:16 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Clemenza
Irish people live in Ireland, and I’ve never heard a brogue on a carriage driver.

Always a good idea to read the article before commenting. There is an imbedded YouTube interview with one of the Irish vendors which sheds a lot of light on the both the NYC carriage trade and the Irish involvement in it.

50 posted on 01/04/2014 9:38:27 AM PST by Always A Marine
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