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Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?
The Blaze ^ | 1/07/14 | Becket Adams

Posted on 01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST by blueyon

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s 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 haven’t and he’s 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.

“It’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey; US: New York
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That was fast, not even 1 week in...................wonder if true
1 posted on 01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST by blueyon
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To: blueyon

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


2 posted on 01/07/2014 4:26:40 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: blueyon

A-ha “re-purposing” some prime real estate!

And I figured it was cronys who were going to sell the electric buggy replacements.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 4:26:49 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: blueyon

Say it ain’t so Massah Bill!


4 posted on 01/07/2014 4:28:17 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: blueyon

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?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 4:29:28 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: blueyon
Rearranging the deck chairs.....
6 posted on 01/07/2014 4:29:55 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: blueyon

I could see this as far away as Mississippi. Yanks think we folks down here just ride and fall off turnip trucks.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 4:30:30 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: blueyon

or maybe when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees a Horse


8 posted on 01/07/2014 4:30:38 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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9 posted on 01/07/2014 4:32:01 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
is DeBlasio that inartful in repaying his favors?

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.

10 posted on 01/07/2014 4:32:41 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: molson209

“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.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 4:37:23 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: blueyon
Before Mayor Bill de Blasio involves himself in corruption , he should have a debate with Martin Bashir about insanity , and then raise taxes


12 posted on 01/07/2014 4:38:02 PM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: blueyon

Not a scandal. Mayor is ‘Rat media darling.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 4:38:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: blueyon

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..........


14 posted on 01/07/2014 4:38:25 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: blueyon
"A major de Blasio campaign donor and real estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the iconic carriages"

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.

15 posted on 01/07/2014 4:46:54 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: blueyon

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.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 4:49:49 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

*of the horses
*on foot


17 posted on 01/07/2014 4:51:49 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: blueyon

New York gets the hell it deserves.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 4:57:48 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
When I look at him, I see the southbound end of a northbound horse.

"Tell you what, Mayor, let's play a game of HORSE. I'll be the front end and you just be yourself."

19 posted on 01/07/2014 5:00:49 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: blueyon

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/


20 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:34 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: ScottinVA

It’s not about the horses ... it’s about the real estate the stables sit on.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 5:16:54 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: blueyon

A liberal using the guise of social justice to line his pockets ??? I am shocked !!!!


22 posted on 01/07/2014 5:24:36 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: blueyon

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....


23 posted on 01/07/2014 5:33:42 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: blueyon

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’.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 5:34:12 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: molson209

“... when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees fresh, steaming Horseshit.”


25 posted on 01/07/2014 5:39:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: blueyon

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. That’s going to be a real romantic treat for honeymooners, isn’t it? ‘Oh, we went to New York and rode the electric cars!’”

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Liestoppers_meeting/topic/5341558/1/null


26 posted on 01/07/2014 6:36:16 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

http://spectator.org/blog/57345/de-blasios-horse-drawn-carriage-ban

Correct link for above.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 6:37:00 PM PST by ltc8k6
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28 posted on 01/07/2014 6:37:32 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: blueyon

DeBlasio is corrupt.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 6:45:36 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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?”””

Do you really think he cares that he’s been found out?


30 posted on 01/07/2014 6:47:41 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raybbr

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).


31 posted on 01/07/2014 6:54:50 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: molson209
or maybe when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees a Horse

more like the south end of a north bound camel

32 posted on 01/07/2014 7:18:03 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: molson209; blueyon
or maybe when De Blasio looks in a mirror he sees a Horse

Well... a rear view of one.

33 posted on 01/07/2014 7:48:57 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: nascarnation
A-ha “re-purposing” some prime real estate! And I figured it was cronys who were going to sell the electric buggy replacements.

I think it's both. Greed has no limit.

34 posted on 01/07/2014 7:52:21 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: ScottinVA
Though the given reason is the welfare if the horses

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.

35 posted on 01/07/2014 7:59:25 PM PST by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: blueyon

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.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 8:02:20 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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