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  • 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.
  • US left wing groups travelled to Germany for the G20 Summit to meet with Al qaeda and ISIS (t)

    10/29/2017 2:00:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    A secret FBI investigation of the violent 'resistance' movement on college campuses against President Trump has led to an alarming discovery—the collusion between American anarchists and foreign terrorists in the Islamic State and Al qaeda, according to a confidential 'Informational Report' by FBI field offices. 'There is clearly overwhelming evidence that there are growing ties between U.S. radicals and the Islamic State, as well as several [ISIS] offshoots and splinter groups,' stated the FBI field report, which was delivered to Acting Director Andrew McCabe on July 11, 2017, and which is being published for the first time in my new...
  • De Blasio donor’s shocking testimony: $100K bought me the mayor [Jona Rechnitz]

    10/27/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 26, 2017 | 4:59pm | Kaja Whitehouse
    A Mayor Bill de Blasio donor-turned-felon testified in extraordinary detail Thursday that he and his businessman pals wrote the book on city corruption — buying off the Mayor’s Office and the Police Department using brazen pay-to-play tactics. “We’re going to become significant contributors, but we want access,” Jona Rechnitz, 34, testified telling de Blasio fundraiser Ross Offinger after Hizzoner clinched the Democratic nod for mayor in 2013. De Blasio soon paid Rechnitz a visit in his office, the disgraced businessman told jurors in Manhattan federal court. De Blasio — who last year called his relationship with Rechnitz “not a particularly...
  • In Conversation: Bill de Blasio

    10/26/2017 12:08:37 PM PDT · by grayhog · 21 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | Sept 4th, 2017 | Bill de Blasio
    Don't read the whole interview unless you cant sleep, but you read this nugget: Q: In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools? A: What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear...
  • 15 Brooklyn public schools to offer all-veggie lunches on ‘Meatless Mondays’

    10/24/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:44 PM | Jillian Jorgensen
    Brooklyn school kids, meet Meatless Mondays. Fifteen public schools in the borough will ditch meat on their Monday menus starting this spring, Mayor de Blasio announced during a visit to P.S. 1 in Sunset Park. And what’s good for the students is good for the mayor, he said. “At Gracie Mansion, we are now going to be instituting Meatless Mondays as well — and that will be for our family meals and for the events we have at Gracie Mansion and when we have guests over for dinner,” de Blasio said. […] “I am very proud of all the students;...
  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies
    Patch.com ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....
  • Mayor de Blasio says Hillary let him down in new book

    09/26/2017 6:47:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2017 | Carl Campanile September 24, 2017 | 5:42pm | Updated
    Hillary Clinton let Bill de Blasio down during the 2016 election, the mayor says in a new book. In a post-election interview in the book, de Blasio tells author Joseph Viteritti that had Clinton listened to him and other progressives, she could have won. In one remark, he zings both Hillary and Bill Clinton. “Although I opposed the DLC [pro-Bill Clinton] (Democratic Leadership Council) and its centrist politics, I had real hope for Hillary,” de Blasio says in Viteritti’s “The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio’s Quest to Save the Soul of New York.” “I thought she would eventually take a stronger position...
  • Teen who punched principal in face gets sweet deal from judge

    09/23/2017 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2017 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A hot-headed teen got a slap on the wrist Friday for slugging a Manhattan principal who told him to turn down his music. Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge — as long as he stays out of trouble for three years he’ll dodge prison and a criminal record. “You made us very proud,” the judge said of the surly teen’s compliance with a family therapy program. Penzo, who sauntered into Manhattan Supreme Court Friday wearing a white T-shirt and red gym shorts, offered no apology.
  • Professor who tweeted about ‘dead cops’ suspended

    09/15/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Joe Tacopino
    The president of John Jay College said she was “shocked” to hear the “abhorrent” anti-cop statement spewed by a professor at her school and immediately suspended him. “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” John Jay president Karol Mason said about professor Michael Isaacson. Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Mason said that threats were made to the members of the college in the wake of his comment...
  • De Blasio easily wins Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, sets sights on general

    09/14/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/14/2017 | By GLORIA PAZMINO
    Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled one step closer to re-election on Tuesday night, coasting to the Democratic nomination by easily defeating a handful of little-known challengers who struggled to gain traction for their criticisms of the mayor and his administration. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led the field with 74.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary Board of Election data published on Tuesday. The easy victory comes four years after de Blasio, a former City Councilman and public advocate, vaulted to prominence by winning a crowded Democratic primary on a left-leaning message of fighting income inequality,...
  • NYC mayoral race 'between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican,' de Blasio says

    09/13/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | September 13, 2017 | Laura Figueroa and Matthew Chayes
    The race for New York City mayor kicked off in earnest Wednesday, as incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh off his Democratic primary victory, traded barbs with Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis at separate campaign events. De Blasio, who trounced a field of underdog primary rivals Tuesday by collecting 74 percent of the vote, addressed about two dozen supporters at his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where he called the upcoming general election a battle “between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican.” Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island who voted for Donald Trump in the general election after endorsing Marco...
  • NYC’s First Lady Remixes ‘Reclaiming My Time’ As a Mental-Health Anthem

    09/11/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Root ^ | September 11, 2017 | Anne Branigin
    Arguably, the only thing better than Maxine Waters’ skewering of White House weasel and Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin was the song it inspired—a gospel spin on Waters’ infamous remarks, performed by Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore that immediately went viral. It turns out that New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, is also a fan of the song and its message. This past Sunday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, McCray used the concept of “reclaiming my time” to urge viewers to take better care of their mental health. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In the public service announcement, McCray appeared opposite Kilgore, who’s...