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Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled
Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire

Posted on 04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years.

A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. […]

What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to Irish immigrants. In a series of editorials and TV interviews, he has said the operators treat their 200 working horses like their own children. […]

The next blow came when a series of city unions—who usually are de Blasio’s staunchest allies—broke with the mayor, urging him to reconsider his decision in order to save not only the industry’s hundreds of jobs but a profitable source of tourism. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: New York
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1 posted on 04/22/2014 12:50:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The best part: DiBlasio was going to replace the carriage horses - a private, self-funded business - with expensive, public-financed electric cars disguised to look like old classic cars.
2 posted on 04/22/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, and of course PETA went to Liam Neeson’s personal residence to protest and harass him.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Olog-hai

Campaign contributor who wants a valuable piece of Manhattan real estate where the horses are housed...political payback...scumbag DeBlazio. This guy is trouble.

Oh that’s righ he’s a dim! Move along.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

The Irony is that if Tyrants like DeBlasio get their way the only transport that will be left will be the Horse Drawn Buggy...


5 posted on 04/22/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

Good news.

I didn’t like Bloomberg but the way this guy treated him at the inauguration told me all I need to know.

The guy is an ignorant,low class,piece of humanity.

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6 posted on 04/22/2014 1:06:01 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Olog-hai

Like all good Marxists, once they take power they go full out against the working class and the poor. First day in office he tried to institute a system where if taxis broke the ridiculous 25 mph speed limit in Manhattan they wouldn’t get paid, which as any cabbie will tell you, if you drove 25 mph you wouldn’t get paid anyway. Then he closed down charter schools because we don’t want those poor kids of single moms getting the same education as kids in private schools. Then he wanted to limit the amount of hotdog stands because by gum, those hot dog stand guys are ruling the city. Now he’s going after horse and carriage rides because of “animal cruelty” which of course liberals who keep dogs locked up in their tiny apartments all day fully support. Yes, those poor horses walking through a park all day surrounded by horrible grass and trees, and flowers, and eating, what horrors. What a crock, the real reason this jackass is doing it is so his buddy can make money on the electric cars they want to replace them with.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 1:07:47 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Mears

I eat my pizza with a fork, too.........NOT


8 posted on 04/22/2014 1:08:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mears
Bloomberg was a leftist control freak, but he at least tried to save money, understood how to run a business, and paid his own way for everything.

DiBlasio is a literally Communist (as in supporter of the Sandinistas) control freak, who spends other people's money like a drunken sailor, couldn't manage a hot dog stand, and treats his mayoralty like a winning lottery ticket.

9 posted on 04/22/2014 1:09:42 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Olog-hai
The one saving grace for DeBlasio is that he's a complete mouth-breathing idiot. Seriously, it's comical to listen to him talk.

He should be following the horses with a shovel, but liberals think he's smart so they put him in charge of the city. A salted ham could do as well.

10 posted on 04/22/2014 1:09:49 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mears

He’s a typical Marxist which to me is worse than electing a Nazi. Marxism is responsible for 100 million plus deaths. Nazism 25 million yet people are brainwashed into thinking Marxist means “sympathetic to the poor” but like I wrote above, this guy has done everything in his power since day one to screw over the poor. He is beyond a low class piece of humanity, he is rat filth times a thousand.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 1:12:10 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dead

A salted ham could do as well.

* * *

Thank you! LOL! My first good laugh of the day!! :)


12 posted on 04/22/2014 1:15:03 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: wideawake
DiBlasio is a literally Communist (as in supporter of the Sandinistas) control freak, who spends other people's money like a drunken sailor,…

Hey…I take offense to that, I’ve known plenty of drunken sailors, and as a whole, they tend to stop spending when they run out of their own money. /comedy

13 posted on 04/22/2014 1:16:33 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Olog-hai

Do you see how the Leftists are so intent in making Life just this drudgery, like in the Serfdom days, removing “Chivalry” and “Romance” which created FUN for families —trying to make males and females the “same”. What a truly ugly, boring world this would be, without the ideas which were created from the Christian Worldview. Individuality/Uniqueness. Special qualities and roles for women and men. Their Natural Design-—when not thwarted, leads to efficiency and flourishing, happiness and creativity. Women, because of the concept of “Mary”, were put on a pedestal in Christian cultures....unlike all other cultures.

Movies (Disney) and others are trying to destroy the Maternal instincts and Male Maturity which leads to this dignity and love of one another. Without the love of a Mother, little children are truly warped and it makes it almost impossible to be loving, caring adults and love one’s own children. Without that “nurture”, cultures will collapse.

It is all for the narcissists like Al Gore, to live like Kings and dictate to everyone else—those icky little people who will have lives where energy is so high, they can’t even keep decently warm during the winters, much less have time to read to their own children.

Life is reduced to drudgery and no time for Leisure—extra Time (energy)—which led to the greatest ideas and inventions in the history of man. These “elites” want to control everything humans do—even the NATURAL things like have horses pulling buggies. Get children away from the Natural World-—in front of TVs and Computers-—away from Reality. It eliminates all the fun and Romance and traditions for their NWO. Where children will be reduced to drones and slavery (in artificial institutions aways from the Natural Loving Family to be programmed and “shaped” for “proper” Worldview)—and not understand all the geniuses and ideas of the past, or Traditions (so Marxists can make-up anything as “Truth” for the “group think”).

Individualism and uniqueness can not exist in collectives where only “one” way to think is allowed.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 1:19:16 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Olog-hai
Allah Akbar!


15 posted on 04/22/2014 1:19:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: wideawake; mickie; flaglady47; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; pax_et_bonum; Bob Ireland; M Kehoe
DiBlastio was really feeling his oats....but now it looks like the union woke up and is trying to rein him in.

This Democrat ringer is really a mane-stream communist.

The sooner NYC voters take off their blinders and he gets whirlawayed, the better.

Throw him out on his Ascot!

Leni

16 posted on 04/22/2014 1:20:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: wideawake

I think I have a compromise that would be acceptable to New Yorkers. Keep the carriages, but instead of horses, have them pulled by scofflaws who got caught with sodas larger than 20 oz. Those fatties probably need the exercise anyway.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 1:52:15 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Also, at least the Nazis could get the trains to run on time. Marxists can’t even manage that.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 1:53:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

The people of NYC have the government they deserve.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 1:57:22 PM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: wideawake

To bad he didn’t beat the snot out of them...


20 posted on 04/22/2014 2:06:41 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Olog-hai

De Blasio’s real reason for wanting to get rid of the horses is that an aide told him that he was continually “stepping in it” so he figured getting rid of the horses would fix the problem.


21 posted on 04/22/2014 2:23:30 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: Axenolith

“If you leave the front of my apartment now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”


22 posted on 04/22/2014 2:37:09 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Lucas McCain
Keep repeating that until you believe it.

Of course, I'm sure you think that you personally don't have the President you deserve.

23 posted on 04/22/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: GraceG
The irony is that if Tyrants like DeBlasio get their way the only transport that will be left will be the Horse Drawn Buggy...

As long as they are the ones riding, it works for me!

24 posted on 04/22/2014 3:35:04 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slavee)
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To: wideawake

This smells like an election pay off to some supporting mafia.


25 posted on 04/22/2014 3:36:10 PM PDT 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: Olog-hai

If DiBlasio were smart,he would propose using state and federal transportation dollars to build a multi-level, LEEDS Platinum, PeTA approved underground stable right in Central Park. That way he claims victory by getting the horses off the street, gets the kickback from his developer buddy for the former stable site, and makes the graft on the new construction. Win/win, baby!


26 posted on 04/22/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slavee)
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To: Olog-hai
NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

Good.

27 posted on 04/22/2014 3:53:28 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Olog-hai
de Blasio and the animal rights activists . . . are standing firm in the belief that the nation's most bustling city is no place for horses.

So the nation's most bustling city is not fit for animals but it's OK for people?

28 posted on 04/22/2014 3:57:31 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Olog-hai

If they want to get rid of something, get rid of the cars and keep the horses.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 4:01:50 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: lavaroise

I think it is a direct payoff to the leftist donor who wants a sweetheart contract to supply the electric cars that Warren Wilhelm (he changed his name to Bill DiBlasio) intends to replace the horses with.That’s city, state, and federal money.


30 posted on 04/22/2014 4:06:22 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: savagesusie
I totally agree with just about everything you have said here - except this: ....even the NATURAL things like have horses pulling buggies.

There is nothing NATURAL about that - it is taught/trained to the animals.

31 posted on 04/22/2014 4:28:13 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

No, the Bible gave humans domination over all the animals, and using animals to help and guard humanity is part of Nature’s (God’s) Plan.

“Reason”, which is very Natural, was given to Man to use for prospering and utilizing Nature for survival and “happiness”-—which includes animals. The animals are not called “Beasts of Burden” for nothing. Just like using trees for houses and rocks for walls.....using Nature is NOT unnatural and it is “using the Mind” which is the most creative aspect of Man, which makes us in the “image of God” , which is to be used for “Virtue” (Excellence).


32 posted on 04/22/2014 4:46:48 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: wideawake
Peta thinks the pulling a carriage is cruelty to the horses. Better they be sent to the glue factories.

I think we should ask the horses.

BTW, I grew up with horses and used to stop and pet the horses of Central Park whenever I was passing by. They seemed perfectly happy to me.

They've got a job (a purpose to their lives), a place to stay, food in the trough...that's more than many Americans have.

33 posted on 04/22/2014 5:36:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Olog-hai

IIRC, this is about the real estate in which the horses are stabled. De Blasio’s cronies want it for development.


34 posted on 04/22/2014 5:39:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: savagesusie

I do not need a Bible lesson, I am fully aware of human domination over animals as God given. My point as a horse pulling a cart/wagon/buggy must be taught to the animal - thus it is not natural.

You try putting a bridle and yoke attached to a cart/wagon/buggy on a wild horse and tell me how you make out.

When properly trained/taught a horse will take to it - but it is not natural, as you will find out the first time you do it - especially if you have no experience having done it in the past.

Have you ever been around wild horses? They are a bit different than what you might think.


35 posted on 04/22/2014 5:40:15 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: MinuteGal

“DiBlastio was really feeling his oats....but now it looks like the union woke up and is trying to rein him in.
This Democrat ringer is really a mane-stream communist.
The sooner NYC voters take off their blinders and he gets whirlawayed, the better.
Throw him out on his Ascot!”

In other words, you are saying he is a horse’s ass.


36 posted on 04/22/2014 6:40:30 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: Gabz

There’s quite a difference between a wild mustang and a draft horse.


37 posted on 05/01/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: wideawake

Yep. DeBlasio was going to profit like 0 did with the green energy *investments*. Good for Liam. Not a huge fan of his, but thought this was a worthwhile fight.


38 posted on 05/01/2014 7:10:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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