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Bill de Blasio: the Left's Nutty Professor Transforming New York into a Giant Political Petri Dish
Yahoo! News UK & Ireland / IBT ^ | January 20, 2014 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 01/20/2014 8:42:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Bill de Blasio swept into office on a pledge to transform New York's 'tale of two cities' by ending income inequality, raising taxes on the evil 1%, doling out free or reduced-cost housing for poor and working-class residents, and establishing that all-important job-creating engine, pre-kindergarten education.

But just three weeks into his tenure as mayor of America's biggest city, the man born Warren Wilhelm in Manhattan 52 years ago has already raised hackles with his many detractors -- and even some of his staunchest supporters.

First, despite campaign pledges of bipartisanship and unity, his 1 January inauguration was filled with vitriol and venom. Calypso singer Harry Belafonte, oddly given a prime speaking role, served up some gruel as he derided the city for its "deeply Dickensian justice system." Newly appointed "public advocate" Letitia James brought a living prop on stage: a 12-year-old girl who, she said, was there highlight child hunger....

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; deblasio; democrats; newyork; newyorkcity; socialists

1 posted on 01/20/2014 8:42:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t wait for the implosion, pass more pop corn please! Conservative New Yorkers, if there are any left, need to beat feet outa there! Pronto!


2 posted on 01/20/2014 8:45:48 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I feel guilty, but this train wreck is going to be funny to watch.

Nothing exposes the idiocy of leftist ideas quite like watching them implemented with gusto.

3 posted on 01/20/2014 8:45:54 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “mayor” formerly known as Warren Wilhelm. Good luck New York!


4 posted on 01/20/2014 8:46:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Exactly right. Anyone with a brain knows this train is going to end up off the tracks, and who doesn’t like a good trainwreck? In the end, de Blasio will probably end up doing more damage to the liberal progressive cause than a truckload of Sean Hannity bobbleheads could in a decade.


5 posted on 01/20/2014 8:51:06 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Good. Let them try every looney ProgTard policy they can. We can use New York as a kind of Zoo or Reservation, where the idiots demonstrate just what happens when they actually get power.

It’s starting to remind me of the late 70s, when Liberals had overwhelming majorities after Watergate and they instituted so many policies that were bad, that to this day they have to run from the label and the only way they could get elected was to wear the mask of being “ moderate” . Once again they have let the mask slip, and we can see them full on in all their “Progressive” glory.


6 posted on 01/20/2014 8:52:11 PM PST by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms in Dixie!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Newly appointed "public advocate" Letitia James brought a living prop on stage: a 12-year-old girl who, she said, was there highlight child hunger....

To paraphrase Sam Kinison, why don't you give her a sandwich, it's not like you're not standing right next to her.

7 posted on 01/20/2014 8:52:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sending NYC further backwards. It’s always been a petri dish for progressives (took over the mass transit system per the Communist Manifesto, drove manufacturing out in the 50s and 60s with their plethora of public programs), but something tells me that they’re actually going to plumb the depths of squalor this time.


8 posted on 01/20/2014 8:55:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will fail miserably, and liberals will say it failed because De Blasio wasn’t far enough to the left.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 9:05:55 PM PST by Husker24
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s pop some corn, pour your fav beverage, sit back and watch time. This is gonna be something else!


10 posted on 01/20/2014 9:08:01 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I plan to enjoy watching the residents of NYC get raked over the coals by this guy.


11 posted on 01/20/2014 9:09:46 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are a couple of glaring errors in this piece. Not that I disagree with the author in general about the communist DeBlasio, but Letitia James was elected Public Advocate, not appointed; and the current governor is Andrew “evil eyes” Cuomo, not his father former gov. Mario “faccia brutta” Cuomo. (Curtis Sliwa’s nicknames for them both.)


12 posted on 01/20/2014 9:10:27 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Vince Ferrer
"Leticia, get back in the mudhole!" Boy, I miss Kinison. Would love to hear his take on current events.

New York's really got it made now. With a mayor like de Blasio and a governor like Cuomo, what could possibly go wrong?

13 posted on 01/20/2014 9:11:48 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's the old story line lefties have been using for over one hundred years: the poor are poor because the rich are rich. Of course, the lefties have to promote this myth because that's where the votes are. You can always get the thief vote by promising to rob the producers to give to the parasites/thieves.

his scam will fail like all leftist scams, but it will not end the never-ending supply of leftist "reformers" who promise to make all things right with the "poor and oppressed." You can bet Harry Belafonte and ilk do not live among the poor and oppressed.

14 posted on 01/20/2014 9:13:45 PM PST by driftless2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

That’s an odd combination of given names for an Italian guy, his ancestors must have lived up near the Austrian border ;)


15 posted on 01/20/2014 9:17:33 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Vince Ferrer
It would have been great to have Kinison run for mayor in NYC. I don't know which party he'd run under, but I can visualize Sam speaking at a public function.

Starting off in a low-key voice smiling at the crowd

"Hey all you poor New Yorkers. You know why you're poor? (voice suddenly changing into Kinison shouting volume) BECAUSE MOST OF YOU ARE STUPID LAZY PARASITES!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU'RE POOR YOU BUNCH OF EFFING WORTHLESS LEECHES!!! (voice change back to calm Kinison.)Thanks folks, and remember to vote for me on polling day. Bye."

16 posted on 01/20/2014 9:21:06 PM PST by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

isn’t it true that only 22% of the eligible voters actually voted for Warren?.....


17 posted on 01/20/2014 9:27:59 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope he’s 100x worse than Nazi Bloomberg ever hoped to be. You own it now, NY’ers!


18 posted on 01/20/2014 9:28:32 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why did New Yorkers elect this nut job? Have New Yorkers gone beyond stupid?


19 posted on 01/21/2014 1:51:59 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

Weiner took himself out of the running.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 1:57:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: upchuck

It is sort of like sitting back in front of the TV watching for the count down to start for a Space Shuttle launch. In this case it will be implosion.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 1:57:28 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cities are the scourge of society not the center of civilization many think. Cities are where all the problems begin, all the money flows, all the major corruption is, where all the major crime is and where the majority of liberals live and the entitlement crowds flock to.

I’ll take small town rural America any day.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 2:17:20 AM PST by maddog55
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Weiner took himself out of the running."

Somehow, just your phrasing of that answer is hilarious!

23 posted on 01/21/2014 2:31:19 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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Why did New Yorkers elect this nut job?

The other ones were worse.

Why was that? That's the real question.

24 posted on 01/21/2014 3:46:00 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: jonrick46
Why did New Yorkers elect this nut job? Have New Yorkers gone beyond stupid?

"The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79."- Douglas Adams (1952-2001), Mostly Harmless

Interesting factoids regarding New York -- New York City has a lower median per capita income than New York State.

Wyoming has a higher per capita income than New York.

I think de Blasio may be grossly overestimating the size of the herd of sheep he has to shear.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:08:19 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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I suppose those figures don’t include non-taxable government benefits?


26 posted on 01/21/2014 4:21:33 AM PST by Hugin
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I suppose those figures don’t include non-taxable government benefits?

I'd guess not -- but the sheep are already being pretty closely shorn pay for all of New York's generous social benefit programs. New York states's residents have the highest total tax burden of Obama's 57 states -- New York City's taxes are the highest in the state.

I'm only surprised that Atlas hasn't shrugged in New York. Yet.

This experiment is going to be interesting to watch -- from the other side of the Hudson River. (Probably safest to watch it from a bunker a thousand miles away.)

27 posted on 01/21/2014 4:58:25 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: driftless2

We need a Constitutional Amendment to deny the vote to anyone who has accepted any Gov’t welfare within a year prior to the election. Elsewise the collapse will be swift and catastrophic.


28 posted on 01/21/2014 5:10:48 AM PST by Thom Pain (If you like your country you can keep it. Period.)
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To: jonrick46

You ask why did New Yorkers elect this nutjob?

Easy — De Blasio’s son has an Angela-Davis-style afro, and New Yorkers thought that looked fresh.

True story.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 5:16:33 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: duckworth

I think some Dem’s are actually going to regret not having Anthony Weiner as mayor before this is over.


30 posted on 01/21/2014 5:17:40 AM PST by mware
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To: driftless2
"Hey all you poor New Yorkers. You know why you're poor? (voice suddenly changing into Kinison shouting volume) BECAUSE MOST OF YOU ARE STUPID LAZY PARASITES!!!! THAT'S WHY YOU'RE POOR YOU BUNCH OF EFFING WORTHLESS LEECHES!!! (voice change back to calm Kinison.)Thanks folks, and remember to vote for me on polling day. Bye."

I'd have voted for him just to hear him rant. Can you imagine his SOTU message?

31 posted on 01/21/2014 6:25:31 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Kozak
Good. Let them try every looney ProgTard policy they can. We can use New York as a kind of Zoo or Reservation, where the idiots demonstrate just what happens when they actually get power.


This 1981 movie comes to mind -


32 posted on 01/21/2014 11:31:47 AM PST by az_gila
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