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  • Mayor won't attend Groundhog Day ceremony because he has 'a lot to manage'

    02/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The last time de Blasio held the groundhog was at the Island's 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony. He dropped the animal after the handler placed the it in his arms. The groundhog, a female stand-in named Charlotte, died several days later. But the Staten Island Zoo said it was unlikely the groundhog's death was related to being dropped.
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    01/24/2018 1:19:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled what would have been his first White House meeting with President Trump on Wednesday — citing Department of Justice action on immigration as the reason. Hizzoner was scheduled to visit the White House with more than 100 other mayors to discuss issues that include infrastructure spending and the opioid crisis. “I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities,” de Blasio tweeted just a couple of hours before the scheduled meeting. “It doesn’t make us safer and...
  • Mayor de Blasio questions President Trump's sanity after physical exam results

    01/17/2018 10:34:58 AM PST · by EinNYC · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 17, 2018 | JILLIAN JORGENSEN
    Mayor de Blasio hopes President Trump is “sane,” even if he doesn’t think he’s acting that way. “I hope he is sane,” Hizzoner said when asked about Trump’s physical exam on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “His actions don’t suggest it.” The question from Mika Brzezinski — who Trump has called “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” — came a day after the White House released the results of Trump’s first official physical exam, in which he was found to be in sound physical and mental condition. Despite his concerns, de Blasio noted he was no Freud. “I don’t know, I’m not a psychiatrist...
  • New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

    01/11/2018 10:09:39 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels. “It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.” The two-front attack was promptly pilloried by industry groups as a cynical political stunt, even as it...
  • NY’s Mayor Kills Mosque Surveillance Program Then Spends $50 million on “Security Infrastructure”

    01/05/2018 6:31:26 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Bill De Blasio is New York’s DEM mayor, and the same guy who chose to put the kibosh on Giuliani’s/NYPD’s program of mosque surveillance, with the end result being a number of Islamic terrorist attacks in the Big Apple in the last year. By the way, the last two jihadists who wreaked havoc in NY attended mosques that were previously under surveillance, prior to De Blasio’s decision to kill the program. Now De Blasio will spend 50 million dollars of taxpayers money on steel barriers and “security infrastructure”. Let me quote from a BBC report: “The mayor of New York...
  • New York City to install 1,500 protective barriers after vehicle attacks

    01/02/2018 1:05:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around New York in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks last year on crowds. The city is spending $50 million on protective measures including the installation of 1,500 metal barriers, or bollards, in key locations around the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
  • Mayor Mahatma?: New York's Bill de Blasio Compares Himself to Mohandas Gandhi

    12/28/2017 5:41:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 12/27/17 | staff
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio compared his experiences with political setbacks to that of Mohandas Gandhi, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. "Every time someone tries something and it doesn't work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward," de Blasio, a Democrat, said in a recent interview. De Blasio said someone should "tell Mahatma Gandhi [about that]. I mean there's no leader that hasn't had setbacks."
  • HEIR APPARENT: DeBlasio Chooses Bernie To Swear Him In For Mayor

    12/27/2017 3:32:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 27, 2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will be sworn in for his second term by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, City Hall revealed Wednesday. De Blasio's choice is surprising given his enthusiastic support of former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and his long maintained ties to the Clinton family. These ties were on full display during his first swearing in presided over by former President Bill Clinton, who De Blasio served under in the Department of Housing and Urban Development De Blasio was also Hillary Clinton's campaign manager during her run for the U.S. Senate in the state of New York...
  • De Blasio compares himself to Gandhi, says Hillary should’ve listened to him

    12/27/2017 3:03:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Freeing India from colonial rule, inventing the light bulb and . . . allowing people to pee in public. A cocky Mayor de Blasio placed his ideas and ambitions up there with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Edison in a bravado-filled new interview — also claiming Hillary Clinton would have won if she’d just taken his advice. “Every time someone tries something and it doesn’t work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward? Tell Thomas Edison that, and Henry Ford, tell Mahatma Gandhi,” Hizzoner, who last year decriminalized public urination, told Politico while defending his failure to become...
  • De Blasio compares himself to Gandhi, says Hillary shouldÂ’ve listened to him [guffaw alert]

    12/26/2017 8:31:44 PM PST · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Freeing India from colonial rule, inventing the light bulb and...allowing people to pee in public. A cocky Mayor de Blasio placed his ideas and ambitions up there with the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Thomas Edison in a bravado-filled new interview — also claiming Hillary Clinton would have won if she'd just taken his advice.
  • Wealthy New York City Elites Prepare to Leave the City Under de Blasio’s Tax Burden

    12/17/2017 5:43:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/17/17 | Robert Donachie
    **SNIP** For the first time, many wealthy Manhattanites will finally feel the full burden that their state legislators and city leadership have put on them. De Blasio is actually trying to increase millionaire New York City taxpayers’ loads as Republicans put the finishing touches on their bill. The mayor is trying to levy a 14 percent tax increase on the city’s millionaires to pay for improvements to the city’s subway system. The governor-elect of New Jersey is looking to pull a similar tactic to raise money for public schools in the state.
  • Why would national progressives ever trust Bill de Blasio?

    11/25/2017 10:28:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 25, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Having won re-election, Mayor de Blasio is resuming his so-far-disastrous bid for national progressive leadership, starting with a trip to Iowa next month. But why should liberals trust him to be out for anything more than his own ego? And why should New Yorkers trust his claims that this is really about serving them better? With his trademark sanctimony, the mayor told Politico last week, “If the [Democratic] Party does not bring the progressive wing in more fully, then it’s at the party’s peril. I think there was a huge mistake made in 2016 to not invite in the Bernie...
  • Report: NYPD needs more LGBTQ interaction protocols in place

    11/22/2017 4:55:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    A new report says the New York Police Department has not done enough to roll out protocols that govern interactions with the LGBTQ community. […] The revisions to the Patrol Guide were done in 2012 and made changes like requiring officers to address people who are arrested by their preferred name to prohibiting strip searches to determine gender. The report says the department does not currently track all LGBTQ-related complaints alleging bias by police officers. This makes it difficult to detect violations, and assess possible bias issues against the community. …
  • Is NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Gearing Up for a 2020 Presidential Bid?

    11/21/2017 9:13:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 20, 2017 | Micah Rate
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be testing the waters for a 2020 presidential bid. The recently reelected mayor is making a stop in Iowa on Dec. 19 for a fundraiser at the Temple of Performing Arts in Des Moines. According to the Des Moines Register, the fundraising event is for Progress Iowa's "holiday party." De Blasio's statement on the event sounds like a statement that a politician would give if they were laying the groundwork for a future campaign. De Blasio is quoted as saying:
  • NYC Mayor Taunts ISIS [semi-satire]

    11/13/2017 9:06:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Emboldened by his reelection with 70% of the vote, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio brazenly mocked Islamic terrorists calling the recent attack that killed eight people "feeble. There are more than eight million New Yorkers. It would take more than million attacks of the magnitude of that launched by Mr. Saipov to kill us all. Besides, five of the eight he killed were Argentinians—not New Yorkers, per se." "New Yorkers are resilient," the Mayor continued. "Common criminals murder 300 people a year in our city, but our citizens don't quake in fear because they know their government is...
  • WATCH: Group Scream Marks End Of Trump's First Year

    11/08/2017 8:09:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Patch ^ | November 8, 2017 | Ciara McCarthy
    WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK, NY — A collective scream Wednesday marked a year since Donald Trump was elected leader of the U.S. Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered for the anniversary, crowding into Washington Square Park Wednesday night and howling at the top of their lungs. The cathartic group wail was the only release that would satisfy some New Yorkers after the year that's passed since Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. New Yorkers overwhelmingly supported Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections with all boroughs except Staten Island casting most of their votes for her – 79 percent of ballots. The crowds...
  • DeBlasio unfortunately wins second term----total retching disgust

    11/07/2017 6:38:09 PM PST · by EinNYC · 81 replies
    WABC radio | 11/7/17 | Me, Myself, & I
    I know, I know, I expected it. But, cursed with a totally corrupt and incompetent mayor in DeBlASSio, I was hoping that numerous allegations of corruption, paying for his legal representation with TAXPAYER money, letting the schools, the infrastructure, etc. go to absolute hell during his tenure, having a distinct rise in crime, literally sneaking homeless shelters into neighborhoods in the middle of the night, selling off prime real estate to developers who contribute to his campaign, etc. would be enough for NYC residents to put down their freakin' cell phones for once, pay attention enough to make themselves informed...
  • Vanity - NYC, New Jersey, Virginia.....Elections, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    11/02/2017 2:19:20 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 2 replies
    Well....NY,Governor, Andrew Cuomo & NYC Mayor, Bill De Blasio refer to, and call the NYC mass killer extreme, radical, Muslim terrorist a "Lone Wolf". Sorry, guys, no such animal exists, ever!!! This America Hater was as dirty and deeply involved with his brother & sister Radical, Muslims as any human being could be (Patterson, NJ Mosque). And...God bless and thank, the Traitor, Turncoat, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer for making certain that this radical, Muslim, murderer of American innocents, men, women & children had the easy programed "Schumer"/"Obama"/"Clinton" setup for him and his kind to enter our beloved nation and slaughter,...
  • 'Today, I am a Muslim Too': Mayor de Blasio Addresses Rally (video)

    11/01/2017 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11/1/2017 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday at a rally Times Square in support of American Muslims. He says it's important to look beyond stereotypes and stand in solidarity with Muslims, who are a part of our country's fabric.
  • Top Imam Warned NYC Mayor De Blasio About Terror Threats: ‘He Did Nothing — Ignored!’

    11/01/2017 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/1/2017 | Joshua Caplan
    “About #NYC terrorist attack, I personally sent letters to Mayor De Blasio online & in person about terrorist breeding in NYC.He did nothing. In 2016, I told Mayor De Blasio that I was in NYC and noticed some hot radical centres. I was willing to point out serious cases. Ignored! Not only am I a Muslim Imam who understands the threat of Islamic Extremism, I also hold a certificate in counter-terrorism. Now what!?,” said Imam Tawhidi in a series following the Manhattan terror attack.