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RIP, NYC horse-drawn carriage rides

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    New mayor says GTFO:

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing this will mean the horses will be put down.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The mayor once took a carriage ride with some numbnut who'd been feeding his horse beef-a-reeno. It's been a vendetta ever since.
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    If De Blasio fails as mayor, he"ll be the last liberal mayor of a metropolitan city for the next 50 years.
    Giuliani, for whom I have no love, was successful on his terms. He pretty much accomplished his goals, broadly speaking. But for 9-11 he would have been thought of as a divisive mayor who increased property values, lowered crime and made New York City, particularly Manhattan, a great place to live and visit, if you could afford it. His 'gentrification' of Manhattan allowed Brooklyn to be reborn into a community worth living and working. Giuliani rode 9-11 too hard for his legacy and he comes off cheap and exploitative now. But I remember on 9-11 when Bush & Cheney couldn't be found, hiding in their dark bunkers, Rudy was the one official who went out to reassure the public, not just New York, but the country, that things were being handled.

    I love Bloomberg. Not every policy, not every action and not every pose struck me as appropriate or fair, but he was a great mayor. He also succeeded on his terms. He couldn't be bought or bribed and he didn't need your campaign contributions so any deal he made was policy driven or pure politics (support this for my support on that). Another 4 years and parts of Staten Island would begin to resemble Westchester or part of Northern New Jersey, wealthy bedroom communities of NYC as opposed to middle middle class Staten Island.

    De Blasio is going to be the most liberal local politician west of Jerry Brown and he doesn't have the reputation or character to back it up.
  5. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    It's good to see a mayor finally cracking down on the real shit that faces a city.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member


    This all dates back to the Beef-A-Reeno incident of 1996.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Death of a Carriage Horse
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Some good work there, folks.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I feel like DiBlasio is a white David Dinkins.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    They're going to play John Lennon's Imagine at tomorrow's swearing in.

    I'm not sure if that's because de Blasio is a Godless communist, or simply because his mom will be in the audience.
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

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