Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on January 2, 2014 by Allahpundit

We all knew we were in for something completely different when the inauguration of self-described “progressive” Bill de Blasio as New York’s mayor began with a keynote from pro-Communist activist Harry Belafonte

“We will be no longer a divided city,” he proclaimed as he compared today’s New York to a “Dickensian” nightmare, as departing mayor Mike Bloomberg looked on stone-faced. “We can become America’s DNA for the future.”…

The speeches finally over, the crowd went into City Hall to celebrate the arrival of the New Progressivism. I noted that Bertha Lewis, the former national head of the scandal-ridden ACORN “community-organizing” group, was an honored guest. Last fall, the New York Post reported that, according to a Democratic insider, ACORN had long sought to put de Blasio into the mayor’s office. “Without exaggeration, ACORN’s long-range plan since 2001 was to elect de Blasio mayor,” the insider said. “De Blasio was a big ACORN project.”

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Broadway star Patina Miller sang a wistful version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” crowing: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can.”

“The people are back in power,” the actress Susan Sarandon said ahead of the ceremony on the steps of City Hall Wednesday.

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“We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love,” [Bill de Blasio] said in his inauguration speech. He called to mind the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying he would expand community health centers “so that New Yorkers see our city not as the exclusive domain of the One Percent, but a place where everyday people can afford to live, work, and raise a family.”

The unabashedly liberal tone of de Blasio’s inauguration was notable not just for the politics it forecasts, but for what it seems to say about how he intends to lead. While some politicians choose an open-arms approach to the start of their tenure (recall President Obama’s 2008 victory speech, when he said to conservatives “I will be your president, too”), de Blasio’s message was stridently liberal. He appears unafraid to anger his opposition, unabashed at being at the center of a resurgent liberal movement, and fairly uncompromising in his positions.

“I know there are those who think that what I said during the campaign was just rhetoric, just ‘political talk’ in the interest of getting elected,” de Blasio said in his speech. “So let me be clear. When I said we would take dead aim at the Tale of Two Cities, I meant it.”

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After that low point, the grim tone was echoed by speaker after speaker, from Public Advocate Letitia James to a youth poet laureate who pitted people in brownstones (many of whom live down the street from de Blasio) against people with brown skin.

In their eyes, the New York of today is not just a place where many people struggle mightily to make ends meet — of course it is — but a giant gladiator arena where wealthy people in glittering suites watch and laugh while the less fortunate fight to the death for scraps

Bloomberg may personally have worn out his welcome in his third term, but many of us — half, if you believe polls — think the city is on the right track.

Hardly anyone spoke for us Wednesday.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio today defended the controversial comments made by many of his inauguration speakers, including one cleric who described New York City as a “plantation.”

“I am very comfortable with everyone’s remarks yesterday and I think the ceremony represented the positive aspiration of New Yorkers for a more just city,” he told reporters today after swearing in his new Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, at a ceremony at 1 Police Plaza.

Many of the speakers at Mr. de Blasio’s event yesterday, including civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, Rev. Fred Lucas Jr. and Public Advocate Tish James, raised eyebrows for portraying the city in what many observers described as divisive terms. “Let the plantation called New York City be the city of God,” Mr. Lucas invoked, for example.

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[H]e did in his inauguration what Obama didn’t: He promised to stay true to his detailed and ideological agenda…

A de Blasio aide dismissed the idea that his inauguration was shadowed by Obama’s, or by the common progressive critique of Obama’s first term — that he lost his base, and gained little, by reaching to the center, and that he tried to court rather than forcing compromise.

But the inauguration sent that clear signal: de Blasio will demand, not request, the support of his natural enemies — the finance industry; some real estate developers; veterans of the Bloomberg administration.

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For a long time, the American conversation has been terribly distorted because an active, uncompromising political right has not had to face a comparably influential left. As a result, our entire debate has been dragged in a conservative direction, meaning that the center has been pulled that way, too…

[T]he new militancy on the Democratic left is a consequence of a slowly building backlash against the skewed nature of our politics. A dramatic manifestation of this sentiment was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s unabashed attack on inequality in his inaugural address Wednesday…

More generally, the Democratic left is animated by the battle against growing inequality and declining social mobility — the idea, as Warren has said repeatedly, that “the system is rigged for powerful interests and against working families.” She and her allies are not anti-capitalist. Their goal is to reform the system so it spreads its benefits more widely. Warren has argued that everything she’s done on behalf of financial reform has, in fact, been designed to make markets work better.

The resurgent progressives are battling a double standard. They are asking why it is that “populism” is a good thing when it’s invoked by the tea party against “liberal elites” but suddenly a bad thing when it describes efforts to raise the minimum wage and take other steps toward a fairer system of economic rewards.

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One is that the liberal movement suddenly has a pair of emerging stars who sit in positions of immense power. That was not the case as recently as 2012.

Secondly, liberals now face some key tests as a result of their newfound strength…

De Blasio will not only be closely watched in New York. Being mayor means drawing a national spotlight that most governors will never even experience. His swearing-in means the platform that the left has embraced, even outside the boundaries of the Big Apple, will be put to the test in a major way.

If his agenda proves popular, it will mean good news for the liberal movement more broadly. If not, then it’ll be bad news for liberals — even those who reside outside the five boroughs.

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De Blasio has become a beacon to those in the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, who have often been disappointed by or disillusioned with President Obama and what he has done and not done in office. The progressives see few political leaders on the left — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is one exception — willing to give voice to their agenda. All that would be enough to lend significance to Wednesday’s swearing-in. But it was the added presence of the former president and former secretary of state that gave it significance beyond the city’s boundaries…

At some point, should she run, Hillary Clinton, who did not speak publicly at the ceremonies, will have to sort all this out. She will be asked to explain more precisely where she stands on issues of income inequality, economic growth, spending, taxes, entitlements and the trade-offs that will face the next president.

Will she be able to be true to the New Democrat ideals that brought her husband to power and also accommodate the energy pulsing through the party’s progressive wing? The answers should begin to come later this year, as she nears a decision about whether to run.

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Of course, I know that our progressive vision isn’t universally shared. Some on the far right continue to preach the virtue of trickle-down economics. They believe that the way to move forward is to give more to the most fortunate, and that somehow the benefits will work their way down to everyone else. They sell their approach as the path of “rugged individualism.”

But Fiorello La Guardia — the man I consider to be the greatest Mayor this city has ever known — put it best. He said: “I, too, admire the ‘rugged individual,’ but no ‘rugged individual’ can survive in the midst of collective starvation.”

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“A lot of times, inaugurals are times when people, when presidents, or mayors, or governors can reach out to critics, reach out to those who maybe didn’t vote for him,” Tapper added. “This was not that.”


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Obamacare!

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 8:33 PM

I so wish we could chip off that bloated, fancy-pants city from my state.

ThePrez on January 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

New Mayor is gonna sick….bad.

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Uhhh, suck that is.

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

May the entire city burn. Grab your cats and flee while you can, AllahP.

Jeddite on January 2, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Communist activist Harry Belafonte…

I agree with Allah. Well said. I love the way he writes.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Welcome to the new boss…
Same as the old boss…

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:37 PM

VIKINGS Punter: Team cut me for being pro-gay-marriage…

Oh well. Next time just punt and shut up.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

SHOCK VIDEO: Customers casually step over dead body in store doorway after he’s shot…

He prolly forgot to say please help me I’m shot. He prolly just said help me I’m shot.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Chicago Sees Biggest Snowfall In 15 Years…

Well its about time they opened their eyes.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM

IT BEGINS: Hospital workers go unpaid…

Maybe they forgot to punch the time clock. Ever consider that?

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Socialism…

In a New York Minute…

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

China WAL-MART surprise: How did fox meat get into donkey products?

Prolly just a kerfuffle.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:42 PM

IT BEGINS: Hospital workers go unpaid…

Maybe they forgot to punch the time clock. Ever consider that?

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:41 PM

The Y2Obama bug….

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Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM

CNN Slides to 20-Year-Low in Primetime…

Well actually they skidded.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:44 PM

But Fiorello La Guardia — the man I consider to be the greatest Mayor this city has ever known — put it best. He said: “I, too, admire the ‘rugged individual,’ but no ‘rugged individual’ can survive in the midst of collective starvation.

When you champion the collective, you get collective starvation/poverty.

The hubris of deBlasio and his lemming-like fellow travelers is beyond stupid.

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Marines delay female fitness plan after half fail…

Betcha they are good at makin sammiches though.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Hey… Isn’t this guy the President of France also?

Corporal Tunnel on January 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

OJ Simpson says he has brain cancer, begs for clemency so he can die at home…

Well if OJ says it it must be true.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Well, sand lot baseball will be making a comeback.

WryTrvllr on January 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Can anyone confirm the validity of this statistic? Only 22% of eligible NYC voters actually voted? And DeBlasio acts as if he has a mandate on that basis?

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

be careful what you wish for.
For God’s Sake wake up America.

I wish no ill fortune on any man, but…

seesalrun2 on January 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Wait a tick…

It’s only 8PM EST when this QOTD was posted….

and it is Thursday….

What’s up?

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I hope he fails in epic proportions… but only worry that the Exdous out of New York will pollute my roads where people still wave at each other.

seesalrun2 on January 2, 2014 at 8:53 PM

What’s up?

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Holiday schedule.

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

NYC will be in a world of hurt in a couple of years…but i’m worried more about the story about the hospital not getting paid

The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government’s new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) ABC-KTRK in Houston reports:

if you read the whole thing, this is straight up socialism…you’ll get paid we when say you’ll get paid. It shows the massive power of the State…they can shut you down…make you beg.

r keller on January 2, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I hope he will fails in epic proportions… but only worry that the Exodus out of New York will pollute my roads where people still wave at each other.

and they will come in droves and bring their voting habits with them.

kinda like locusts….

seesalrun2 on January 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Progs make me sick.

wolly4321 on January 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Holiday schedule.

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Does AP believe in holidays…:)

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 8:57 PM

My sister Merrilee found her 37 year old son dead today on his couch. Please keep her and Tom in your prayers. He has had the flu and was vomiting…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I hope NYC enjoys what they’ve done to themselves. Rush had the foresight to get out of town.

What a bunch of idiots — I mean LIVs — I mean progressives…

RoadRunner on January 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Can anyone confirm the validity of this statistic? Only 22% of eligible NYC voters actually voted? And DeBlasio acts as if he has a mandate on that basis?

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

I heard that turnout was very low. Don’t know the exact number.

Mark1971 on January 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

OMG OC my heart breaks for your sister. Prayers for him and your entire family.

CoffeeLover on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I am very sorry for your loss.

seesalrun2 on January 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Evening everyone.

I am so glad to be an ex-NYer.

CoffeeLover on January 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Damned,OC… Prayers.

wolly4321 on January 2, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Sorry for your loss OC.

KCB on January 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Heartfelt prayers for you and yours, OC.

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Did Hollywood script this family? Should be an interesting reality show.

BL@KBIRD on January 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

“We can become America’s DNA for the future.”

Like a crime scene sample.

Fallon on January 2, 2014 at 9:04 PM

White flight and wealth flight times ten. New York will be Detroit on a larger scale. I hope all the wealthy libs who put this socialist in office rot in what’s left of the city after everyone else with common sense deserted the place

jaywemm on January 2, 2014 at 9:06 PM

So sorry, OC. How jarring and sad. Prayers ascending.

Fallon on January 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

My sister Merrilee found her 37 year old son dead today on his couch. Please keep her and Tom in your prayers. He has had the flu and was vomiting…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Prayers to you and your family….

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

how dreadful !!
Prayers, for all !

pambi on January 2, 2014 at 9:09 PM

How did we miss this news in the 2013 wrap up?
http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/top-twelve-things-that-didn-t-happen-in-2013-t12747.html

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Prayers for you and your Family, OC.

Barred on January 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I’m so relieved Leona Helmsley isn’t alive to see this.

Marcus on January 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

So sorry, OC – prayers for all involved.

Midas on January 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM

I’m glad I saw NY when I did. I won’t be going back.

gophergirl on January 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

This DeBlehsio/NYC thing is going to have me eating a *lot* of popcorn over the next few years.

Some prime entertainment coming.

Midas on January 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

My sister Merrilee found her 37 year old son dead today on his couch. Please keep her and Tom in your prayers. He has had the flu and was vomiting…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Oh that’s awful – I’m so sorry.

gophergirl on January 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Good to see you around. Hope things are getting easier for you and your daughter.

Barred on January 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

De Blazio and city workers should all equally get the $15 minimum living wage!!

KenInIL on January 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Good to see you around. Hope things are getting easier for you and your daughter.

Barred on January 2, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Thanks friend..

Yes….it is better…..

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Broadway star Patina Miller sang a wistful version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” crowing: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can.”

“The people are back in power,” the actress Susan Sarandon said ahead of the ceremony on the steps of City Hall Wednesday.

Two very well-off, if not wealthy women, glamorizing poverty.

If they had a clue they’d hurt themselves.

You first, sweeties.

kim roy on January 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Did you see he’s banning the horse drawn carriages in Central Park. Fine Mayor you got there NY.

gophergirl on January 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Dateline: June, 9th 2016 Rolling Stones release their new album “Some More Girls” which includes the top 10 Hit “Re-Shattered”

Wallythedog on January 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Can anyone confirm the validity of this statistic? Only 22% of eligible NYC voters actually voted? And DeBlasio acts as if he has a mandate on that basis?

onlineanalyst on January 2, 2014 at 8:49 PM

If that’s true then he does. If 78% of the voting population can’t get off their butts to cast a vote then they clearly don’t care if the whole state falls into a pit.

kim roy on January 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Did you see he’s banning the horse drawn carriages in Central Park. Fine Mayor you got there NY.

gophergirl on January 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Horse Drawn Carriages contribute to Global Warming…don’t you know…:)

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

I’m so sorry. My sympathy, and prayers, are with you and yours.

sincerely,

eon

eon on January 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

My sister Merrilee found her 37 year old son dead today on his couch. Please keep her and Tom in your prayers. He has had the flu and was vomiting…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

How terrible. Condolences and best to you and your family :(

kim roy on January 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Detroit on the Hudson, albeit with more art to sell when the fecal matter impacts the rotating cooling device…

Kraken on January 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

New York City deserves what it gets from this socialist

sadsushi on January 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Horse Drawn Carriages contribute to Global Warming…don’t you know…:)

Electrongod on January 2, 2014 at 9:19 PM

As I sit here in teens below temps I saw PFFT on Global Warming.

It’s sad he’s getting rid of that. Riding one of those is kind of a NYC bucket list item. I loved it when I did it.

gophergirl on January 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM

This seriously reminds me of France eagerly voting in the current commie president, and things promptly going south and everyone getting buyers remorse.

Can’t wait, the tears will be exquisitely delicious.

Midas on January 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Broadway star Patina Miller sang a wistful version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” crowing: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can.”

“The people are back in power,” the actress Susan Sarandon said ahead of the ceremony on the steps of City Hall Wednesday.

Liberalism is a mental illness… The point that these fools cannot see or acknowledge their utter hypocrisy when their entire is based on living the life of total materialistic decadence and acquiring more and more materialistic things, and want to show the whole world how much stuff they have, but yet they preach of a world without possessions… All the sick liberal ideas apply to other people but not to them…

mnjg on January 2, 2014 at 9:29 PM

You know, Scranton, PA is fairly close to NYC and much more business friendly. Plus PA’s top individual tax rate is 3.1%.

Wilmington, DE is also fairly close to NYC. Delaware is home to about 50% of the major corporations in the US thanks to its business friendly climate. I believe its top individual tax rate is 6%.

Perhaps the financial sector should strongly consider bolting before DiBlasio decides he has the authority to seize their assets-in the name of fairness.

Both have lovely, safe neighborhoods, excellent private schools, nice restaurants and professional orchestras. At least Scranton has a ballet. Neither has an opera company to my knowledge, but perhaps that is not a bad thing.

talkingpoints on January 2, 2014 at 9:31 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Prayers sent for your sister, her family, and son. May God’s love and peace envelope them.

massrighty on January 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM

“The people are back in power,” the actress Susan Sarandon said

I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this. When did the (rich) people ever lose power? I know that’s not what she meant, of course, but I’m sure someone believes her ridiculous populist rhetoric.

What a tool.

Mark Boabaca on January 2, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I noticed he told all New Yorkers to stay home during the snowstorm the next couple of days.Does that include the Union snowplow operators and other city Union employees.NYC is going the way of France and strikes will be more frequent IMO.Not a good time to be a NY’er.

jeffinsjvca on January 2, 2014 at 9:43 PM

prayers for OC

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Sarandon may be the first to wake up.
I couldn’t find the word via spell check but the hypocritical and insanity of people of her ilk will be their undoing.

Be careful what we wish for. I believe you may get it in spades.

seesalrun2 on January 2, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Too funny. GFYs, New Yakkers…enjoy socialism.

Jaibones on January 2, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I am so sorry OC, prayers for all concerned.

conservative tarheel on January 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Prayers for comfort for your family and for you, OC. Your loss is heartbreaking.

indyvet on January 2, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Broadway star Patina Miller sang a wistful version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” crowing: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can.”

you have no idea … I believe you will find out what it is like to have no possessions. I doubt you will like it.

conservative tarheel on January 2, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Oh well. Next time just punt and shut up.

SparkPlug on January 2, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Bah, he’s just covering up his bad stats. Why pay over a million for sub par performance when you can get a new guy with better numbers for less money who will be around for many years.

oryguncon on January 2, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I was gonna visit NYC this summer. Trip cancelled.

SouthernGent on January 2, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I, for one, an very excited about this new direction for NYC.

Finally, New Yorkers will have precisely the mayor they deserve.

Dirt McGirt on January 2, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Just when I thought the last clown had tumbled out of that car…

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2014 at 10:22 PM

People who never worked for anything will rejoice.

The media will shoot its wad over this guy.

And NYC will fail. End of story.

Next?

dpduq on January 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I thought about going to NYC …. not anymore ….

conservative tarheel on January 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM

conservative tarheel on January 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Go anyway. See what Bunyan’s Vanity Fair looks like. Then go home and work hard to make sure your town doesn’t become like it.

Cleombrotus on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

…so sorry OC…prayers ascending…strength…to you and your extended family.

KOOLAID2 on January 2, 2014 at 10:35 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

So sorry for you and your family, but particularly your sister. God Bless all, and He will.

TXUS on January 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I have a hard time posting after hearing something like that.

Makes me feel callous and anything I say trivial.

wolly4321 on January 2, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Worked in Manhattan for 4 years, the last Guilaini years. It was awesome, clean, safe. Would never go back even to visit now, I’ll bet the “window rag” guys are already stationed at the bridges. That was when I worked in Queens in the 1980′s…no one wanted to go into Manhattan.

Who is John Galt on January 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Bill de Blasio and New York deserve each other. Sorry about that, Allah.

bw222 on January 2, 2014 at 10:45 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Prayers ascending for your family, especially your sister. No mother should have to endure that.

jazzuscounty on January 2, 2014 at 10:53 PM

I so wish we could chip off that bloated, fancy-pants city from my state.

ThePrez on January 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

It’s really time for you or anyone else in this thread who still lives in that state to move. Take it from a born-and-raised Long Islander turned Virginian, the grass is greener.

crrr6 on January 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

My sister Merrilee found her 37 year old son dead today on his couch. Please keep her and Tom in your prayers. He has had the flu and was vomiting…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

My prayers are with you, your sister and her family. My wife attended the funeral of a co-worker’s 23 year old daughter who died because of the flu today.

There are some nasty strains of flu out there. People need to take all precautions and get to the doctor/hospital early.

bw222 on January 2, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Detroit on the Hudson, albeit with more art to sell when the fecal matter impacts the rotating cooling device…

Kraken on January 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Don’t insult Detroit. The Detroit area doesn’t have the hypocritical white Marxist nuts New York City has.

bw222 on January 2, 2014 at 10:59 PM

If “the establishment” Republicans don’t already have a good plan to destroy and make an example of this Maoist freak show, they need to be replaced.

The leftists would never waste an opportunity like this.

forest on January 2, 2014 at 11:09 PM

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 8:58 PM

You and your family are in my prayers.

kcewa on January 2, 2014 at 11:10 PM

At least de Blasio is honest about what he is…enjoy NYC. From Napoleon to Stalin…LOL.

d1carter on January 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Before he makes all New Yorkers beg for the return of Bloomie, someone should get these lib supporters on the record about which Republican policies currently in place will be the scapegoat when communism forces all the big money out of New York and criminal gangs take over.

BKeyser on January 2, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Thanks for all the prayers. I have no idea how we go from here…

OmahaConservative on January 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

He needs to be encouraged to take his worldview to its logical conclusion. Tomorrow I start my daily mailing campaign to encourage the mayor to immanitize the eschaton.

Murphy9 on January 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I lived there 6 months and hated it. Went to the Catskills a lot. Camping in the pouring winter rain beat the city.

wolly4321 on January 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

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I’m on my second viewing… I would LOVE to hear an intellectual review from verbaluce and LibFree.

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PointnClick on January 2, 2014 at 11:33 PM

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