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De Blasio drops NYC’s ‘Punxsutawney Phil’
NY Post ^ | 2/02/14 | Beth DeFalco, Joe Tacopino

Posted on 02/02/2014 3:12:08 PM PST by Libloather

The first fumble of Super Bowl Sunday belonged to Mayor Bill de Blasio — who dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s groundhog early Sunday morning.

De Blasio was trying to handle Staten Island Chuck when the anxious animal squirmed right out of the mayor’s hands and fell on his noggin.

“Next year they’ll need a net,” said Ann Jackman, who was at the park with her 14-year-old daughter.

“Look how tall he is. Can you imagine falling from that height?”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; deblasio; groundhog; newyork; newyorkcity; nyc; phil
Cleanup on aisle four!


1 posted on 02/02/2014 3:12:08 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Alas....another fork in the road


2 posted on 02/02/2014 3:13:36 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

Leave the groundhogs to the Pennsylvanians.
NYC is all concrete anyway...no place for a self-respecting groudhog (or human being, for that matter) to live.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 3:13:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: Libloather

PETA...animal cruelty alert.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 3:14:05 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Libloather

Even groundhogs have enough sense to flee the awful grip of Communism.


5 posted on 02/02/2014 3:15:35 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Libloather

Groundhog knows better than most NY City voters


6 posted on 02/02/2014 3:16:09 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Libloather

Never trust a Communist.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 3:16:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Sacajaweau

Hey, being dropped on his head would probably do
De Blasio some good!


8 posted on 02/02/2014 3:16:44 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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9 posted on 02/02/2014 3:17:53 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Libloather

Poor groundhog realized that he was being held by a rodent far bigger than himself, and feared for his life that he would be eaten!


10 posted on 02/02/2014 3:18:57 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Libloather

“Butterfingers Bill”


11 posted on 02/02/2014 3:22:03 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

maybe we can ... next time...get the groundhog to drop the politician?


12 posted on 02/02/2014 3:22:24 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: Libloather

I think Chuck has had enough of being mishandled by the scum that NY elects into office. Imagine the amount of times he’s had to be touched by Bloomburg? He ended up biting him. And now he has to deal with De Blasio? That groundhog is unfortunate indeed. He is discriminating in his tastes, however.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 3:28:10 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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14 posted on 02/02/2014 3:30:22 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Sacajaweau

The groundhog was probably thinking, “Get your Communist-assed hands off me!”


15 posted on 02/02/2014 3:34:52 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Libloather

Ever to be known as Punxatawney Bill DeBlasio?


16 posted on 02/02/2014 3:37:35 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Libloather

That groundhog knows what’s going on.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 3:47:20 PM PST by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

It seems this guy can’t to do anything right. Bad choice, NY.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 3:52:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libloather

The groundhog should have bitten him.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 3:56:33 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Libloather

Staten Island Chuck has caused more problems over the years. DeBlasio drops him, he bites Bloomberg (remember “I don’t want to reach in and have the little Son of a B___h bite me”?).


20 posted on 02/02/2014 4:00:51 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Libloather

A jackass holding a groundhog. The circus is in town! Bring in Cuomo and you even have a clown.


21 posted on 02/02/2014 4:05:52 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

RAT on rat violence


22 posted on 02/02/2014 4:05:59 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: cincinnati65

Ping! Ten thumbs up for that comment! :-D


23 posted on 02/02/2014 4:09:46 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Libloather

Woodchucks dont like rats especially red ones


24 posted on 02/02/2014 4:27:32 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: cincinnati65
Even groundhogs have enough sense to flee the awful grip of Communism.

Well said!

25 posted on 02/02/2014 5:27:09 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Sacajaweau

De Blasio was wearing gloves that resembled the glove worn by a hockey goaltender.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 5:51:59 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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You know I don’t care for this guy, but the one quick glance I saw of the clip made it look like the Groundhog said “Screw this I am outta here” and jumped ?


27 posted on 02/02/2014 5:52:50 PM PST by uncle fenders
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To: Libloather
I'm surprised at the headline coming from the NY Post. Staten Island Chuck has been at this for a while and his name should've been in the headline and he 1st paragraph.

Leave out the mayor's name.

28 posted on 02/02/2014 6:35:55 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

What a butterfingered d@psh@t!

Thanks Libloather.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 8:02:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Libloather

The most important question from my family is: “Is the groundhog all right?”


30 posted on 02/03/2014 6:45:35 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Libloather

OH Man poor Groundhog poor baby


31 posted on 02/03/2014 2:37:12 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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