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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 Jersey; US: New York
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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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