Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park
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 Yorks 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 ...
What does BdN think is going to happen to these horses if they can’t earn their keep? They’ll soon be, well, horsemeat..
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
Is there a “greener” form of transportation than a horse and carriage?
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!
Electric=coal and nuclear powered.
“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
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.
>>ITS OVER.? such a brash contemptuous young punk<<
Like most libtards, he thinks that election to an office makes him in loco emperoris.
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.
Where’s his black leather jacket and beret? I’m having my doubts about his being down with the struggle.
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.
Man.. the looney mayor fund raising is starting briskly.
Next. Ban pets in NYC. Pollution not good for kitty cats, displaces rats.
The NYPD needs to get rid of their mounted patrols too then. They can ride around in electric cars.
The horses aren't a problem unless you feed them Beefarino.
forcing the peons to walk?
He kinda favors Big Sis...if you look real quick...I guess thats the fascist look these days...
From what I've seen, horses don't fully burn all of the hay they consume.
Expect a mass exodus out of NYC by anyone with a brain. NYC, the next Detroit.
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.
Yea right, The owner is gonna abuse the animal that makes his paycheck every day, that makes a lot of sense.
Irish people live in Ireland, and I’ve never heard a brogue on a carriage driver.
Replace the carriages with sedan chairs, and the horses with homeless people?
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
Over? Nothing is over until we say it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!?
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.’’
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...
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.
What a great episode!
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.
And, no mounted or carriage horses in parades, as well.
Oh, time to close the race tracks too.
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
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.
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.
Then, the gallon plus of urine each day can add to enviral problems.
Daily horse flatus will add to enviral problems.
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.
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?
Leftist rule by distraction.
Yes. A man on a bicycle.
That just happens to be de Blasio's opinion of little human babies in the womb.
The cost of electing a socialist. Sorry NY, hope you get it in the shorts, long and deep....price of stupidity
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.
De Blasio stated, “ ... horse carriages ... are not humane.”
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.