Skip to comments.Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?
Posted on 01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST by blueyon
When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that hed make banning the citys horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, Really? Could This be the Reason De Blasio Decided to Go After Horse Carriages in NYC?
Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city struggles with, it would seem horse-drawn carriages would take a back seat. But they havent and hes pursuing the ban.
And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the iconic carriages, according to The American Spectator.
Its got everything a scandal could ever want, Eva Hughes, vice-president of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City, said in the report.
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No way a democrat and a New Pol would be involved in any plan to steal tax money from the city’s coffers on some scam project. We need to just move a long....end sarcasm
A-ha “re-purposing” some prime real estate!
And I figured it was cronys who were going to sell the electric buggy replacements.
Say it ain’t so Massah Bill!
My reaction, too—so fast, making it so obvious... have we fallen so far that it is reasonable to think we wouldn’t notice, or is DeBlasio that inartful in repaying his favors?
I could see this as far away as Mississippi. Yanks think we folks down here just ride and fall off turnip trucks.
or maybe when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees a Horse
I think he's just following the example of the Chicago Mob and the Clinton Crime Family. Do the deed, and if anybody notices, change the subject.
“or maybe when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees a Horse”
When I look at him, I see the southbound end of a northbound horse.
Not a scandal. Mayor is ‘Rat media darling.
Not that I’m a proponent of Savage, he just took over the local 3:00 p.m. time slot on WJR but he busted this story yesterday..........
Way to go NYC- Your mayor is turning out to be a a real piece of work and he hasn't even been in office for a week.
Though the given reason is the welfare if the horses, I still maintain that Marxist POS doesn’t like the bourgeois appearances of people riding around in carriages while the masses are in foot. Symbolism is a big deal among communists.
*of the horses
New York gets the hell it deserves.
"Tell you what, Mayor, let's play a game of HORSE. I'll be the front end and you just be yourself."
Yes, it’s true.
Check my recent posts for some background on this.
Or watch the video “ Blinders UnMasked” about halfway down in this page: http://thebarnrules.wordpress.com/
It’s not about the horses ... it’s about the real estate the stables sit on.
A liberal using the guise of social justice to line his pockets ??? I am shocked !!!!
most everyone who’s never been to NYC thinks of a few things when NYC comes to mind.....Broadway,Times Square, the Empire state building and horse drawn carriage rides in Central Park....
It is hard to shiv a get about anything in one of the armpits of the USA (the other being SF). But this story has attracted my attention because we have a Surrey (Vintage 1910) and two matched horses to pull it. We intend to use it a lot when all this GoreBull warming is gone and we can enjoy again being out and about.
That all being said, I believe this story reported here has legs. Will it count for anything? Not anywhere on God’s green earth, but NYC does not count as being any part of that.
What it does say, or remind us all, is that the Dems are evil, and some are more evil than the others. DiBlasio is one of the really evil ones. Also the NIC (present usurping occupant of the White Hut). And a few others.
The voters in their jurisdictions who elected them deserve them and their evil shinnigans. The rest of us do not...but we get the fall out. So I say, to Hell with the lot of ‘em...
...and save us all from their ill meaning ‘executive orders’.
“... when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees fresh, steaming Horseshit.”
De Blasio’s plan (promoted by Nislick’s NYCLASS, of course) is to replace the horse-drawn carriages with electric replicas of antique cars. After learning of this plan via a pro-carriage Twitter campaign, I remarked last night: “Electric cars. Thats going to be a real romantic treat for honeymooners, isnt it? ‘Oh, we went to New York and rode the electric cars!’
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DeBlasio is corrupt.
My reaction, tooso fast, making it so obvious... have we fallen so far that it is reasonable to think we wouldnt notice, or is DeBlasio that inartful in repaying his favors?”””
Do you really think he cares that he’s been found out?
Some politicians do, some don’t. It’s a mix of ego, arrogance, and cold assessment of the devotion of their supporters. Right now Dem office-holders in red states are quite confident of the latter. With DeBlasio... it’s early. Maybe he’s right, maybe he’s just stupid; time will tell.
Its just that I’m used to politicians pretending a little harder to be righteous. Even Obama initially tried to appoint credible economic advisers. It was only after he became confident (”I won”) that he really let loose in his appointments (see Van Jones).
more like the south end of a north bound camel
Well... a rear view of one.
I think it's both. Greed has no limit.
Welfare of the horses my aching behind. The reality is that if the horses aren't working and paying their way, it will be off to the glue factory for them. Hay isn't cheap. Anyone that thinks that these horses would just be retired to frolic in lush, green pastures must be an air-headed liberal.
Of course it’s true. When you scratch below the surface of ANY leftist campaign, it invariably turns out to be funded by someone positioned to profit financially.