PDA

View Full Version : Did De Blasio get the horse vote?



Elspeth
12-31-2013, 12:45 AM
Or just the PETA-Americans who think they are horses?

Bill de Blasio On Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry: "It's Over"
http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2013/12/bill-de-blasio-on-horse-drawn-carriage-industry-its-over
BY Erin Durkin

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio vowed to act quickly to abolish horse-drawn carriages in the city.

"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio said in response to a question at his press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick Monday.

“It’s over,” he said.

De Blasio said he would work with existing drivers to set them up with alternative vehicles to ferry tourists around Central Park.

De Blasio and advocacy groups who support him say it’s inhumane to make the horses work the dangerous city streets, but drivers insist their horses are well cared for and there’s no reason to end the industry.

Some tourists are flocking to Central Park to take a last ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages while they still can, the Daily News reported Sunday.

Elspeth
12-31-2013, 12:48 AM
Unfortunately, the duck contingent does not seem to be donating enough to Democrats.

New Hampshire Democrat Admits Mowing Down Group Of Ducks With BMW
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/new-hampshire-democrat-accused-of-mowing-down-as-many-as-six-ducks-with-his-car



He said the ducks had it coming.

New Hampshire state Rep. David Campbell (D) said in an interview published Sunday that he was the driver of a BMW that ran over a group of ducks that "didn't move" out of his way outside a hotel last week in Nashua, N.H.

The Nashua Telegraph newspaper reported that a witness said "as many as six" ducks were hit on Dec. 23 outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

"I hit some ducks," Campbell told the newspaper. "Some people were feeding ducks on the driveway in front of the Crowne Plaza at 10 o’clock at night … and they didn’t move, and I hit some ducks."

According to the Telegraph, a retired U.S. Marine from Florida named James Murphy was feeding the ducks when Campbell's car approached.

"All of a sudden, this 5 Series BMW comes up, it’s going about 15 miles an hour, and then when he gets to the ducks, it’s not like it even slowed down,” Murphy said. “It just crushed all of the ducks.”

The newspaper reported that Murphy believed "as many as six ducks were killed" and multiple other ducks left the scene with "apparent injuries." Murphy said he photographed Campbell's license plate, which caused the politician to exclaim something along the lines of, "The ducks should have moved.”

Because of what he described as Campbell's "blatant disregard for just everyone involved," Murphy said he called police to report the incident.

Campbell, who allegedly left the area before officers arrived, told the Telegraph local police were "still investigating." He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPM.

txradioguy
12-31-2013, 02:29 PM
On of DeBlasio's big contributors is a real estate mogul who owns the lard around the horse stables where the carriage horses are kept...but doesn't own the land the stables are on..

Nah...nothing to see here at all.

Elspeth
12-31-2013, 03:10 PM
On of DeBlasio's big contributors is a real estate mogul who owns the lard around the horse stables where the carriage horses are kept...but doesn't own the land the stables are on..

Nah...nothing to see here at all.

Ah. A political favor.

Bailey
12-31-2013, 04:49 PM
Hey who cares what happens to NYC? they voted this scum into office let them reap what they have sown.

noonwitch
01-02-2014, 02:12 PM
So much for romantic evenings in Central Park.


They can move the horses here, to Detroit. Come take a carriage ride and see the ruins.


Actually, someone paid cash for the old Packard Plant, a mile or more of ruins that have been pretty much empty since the early 60s. A developer wants to build shopping and condos in a neighborhood with nothing in it except a crack motel and a welfare office.

SaintLouieWoman
01-02-2014, 05:33 PM
So much for romantic evenings in Central Park.


They can move the horses here, to Detroit. Come take a carriage ride and see the ruins.


Actually, someone paid cash for the old Packard Plant, a mile or more of ruins that have been pretty much empty since the early 60s. A developer wants to build shopping and condos in a neighborhood with nothing in it except a crack motel and a welfare office.

I guess they believe that old adage, "Build it and they will come." Don't think that applies to either parts of Detroit or to East St Louis, Il.

SaintLouieWoman
01-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Unfortunately, the duck contingent does not seem to be donating enough to Democrats.

New Hampshire Democrat Admits Mowing Down Group Of Ducks With BMW
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/new-hampshire-democrat-accused-of-mowing-down-as-many-as-six-ducks-with-his-car



He said the ducks had it coming.

New Hampshire state Rep. David Campbell (D) said in an interview published Sunday that he was the driver of a BMW that ran over a group of ducks that "didn't move" out of his way outside a hotel last week in Nashua, N.H.

The Nashua Telegraph newspaper reported that a witness said "as many as six" ducks were hit on Dec. 23 outside the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

"I hit some ducks," Campbell told the newspaper. "Some people were feeding ducks on the driveway in front of the Crowne Plaza at 10 o’clock at night … and they didn’t move, and I hit some ducks."

According to the Telegraph, a retired U.S. Marine from Florida named James Murphy was feeding the ducks when Campbell's car approached.

"All of a sudden, this 5 Series BMW comes up, it’s going about 15 miles an hour, and then when he gets to the ducks, it’s not like it even slowed down,” Murphy said. “It just crushed all of the ducks.”

The newspaper reported that Murphy believed "as many as six ducks were killed" and multiple other ducks left the scene with "apparent injuries." Murphy said he photographed Campbell's license plate, which caused the politician to exclaim something along the lines of, "The ducks should have moved.”

Because of what he described as Campbell's "blatant disregard for just everyone involved," Murphy said he called police to report the incident.

Campbell, who allegedly left the area before officers arrived, told the Telegraph local police were "still investigating." He did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TPM.

I thought those Dems/libs were supposed to be all touchy-feely about animal rights. Guess that dem didn't get the memo on it. What a dweeb, hope they throw the book at him. What he did was just nasty.

RobJohnson
01-02-2014, 07:20 PM
On of DeBlasio's big contributors is a real estate mogul who owns the lard around the horse stables where the carriage horses are kept...but doesn't own the land the stables are on..

Nah...nothing to see here at all.

Good information.

The carriage rides always seem to be a popular destination for those I know that visit NYC.

Elspeth
01-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Good information.

The carriage rides always seem to be a popular destination for those I know that visit NYC.

Well, now it's going to be electric cars at Central park.


http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/eric-scheiner/nyc-aims-ban-horses-create-stable-electric-cars


When it comes to horse-drawn carriages in NYC, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says, “It’s over.”

Sworn into office by Bill Clinton yesterday, de Blasio aims to replace the horse-drawn carriages that have historically pulled visitors through Central Park with electric cars.

Antique-style design electric cars are currently what are being considered. The mayor’s team says the plan to go retro in style and modern electric in horsepower will help save the carriage workers’ jobs that would otherwise end with the ban.

So possibly in the near future, during a trip to NYC tourists can look forward to – getting into an electric car.

De Blasio says horse carriages are “not humane” and are cruel to the animals.

txradioguy
01-03-2014, 05:18 AM
IIRC a developer named Bruce Ratner...one of DeBlasio's big donors, is the real estate guy/developer that owns the land around the horse stables...but not the land it sits on.

Just amazing to me...but then again not really...that the TOP priority for the new mayor...in a city that has s many issues that need to be addressed...is the horse carriages.

Typical Libtard. NYC is getting what it deserves by electing this clown.

RobJohnson
01-04-2014, 04:29 AM
Well, now it's going to be electric cars at Central park.


http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/eric-scheiner/nyc-aims-ban-horses-create-stable-electric-cars

What a joke.


De Blasio says horse carriages are “not humane” and are cruel to the animals.

Of course killing a few ducks is no big deal.

Odysseus
01-06-2014, 12:11 AM
It's a matter of solidarity. One horse's ass is protecting others.

Seriously, though, without the business, these horses have no future, and many are going to be put down as a result. Unintended consequences are always lurking.

Sic hacer pace, para bellum.
Sent from my android.

Elspeth
01-06-2014, 12:28 AM
It's a matter of solidarity. One horse's ass is protecting others.

:biggrin-new:

Elspeth
01-06-2014, 12:56 AM
Carriage Horse Drivers Excoriate De Blasio's Extinction Threats
http://gothamist.com/2014/01/02/carriage_horse_drivers_respond_to_d.php

New York City's horse and carriage industry, centered around 59th Street and 5th Avenue, has existed for 155 years. But opponents, including our new mayor Bill de Blasio, view the operation as a form of animal cruelty. "We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period," de Blasio said on Monday. "It's over."


...There are about two hundred carriage horse drivers, ranging from newcomers working their way through college to veterans who've been giving rides to tourists for decades. Here's what eight of them have to say about de Blasio's vow to eradicate their livelihood.

Robert Boyle, driver of Betty:

A lot of people depend on this business. I've been doing this almost 30 years. Most of us guys have families to support. We've been licensed by the city for this long and for no reason they just going to stop the business? There's no horse abuse. Anyone who knows anything about horses can look at the horses and see they're all in good shape, proper place to live. The horses have pretty much been always around. The horses built this country. Now they're just working a leisure job. It's not even like, hard work. They do a run cause it's 20 minutes, they sit around for an hour, they eat. It's exercise for them. If you take away the horses' jobs, what's going to happen to the horses? There's already thousands of horses going to slaughter in this country every year.

Christina Hansen, driver of Sara, 4 years driving in Philadelphia, 2 in New York:

[De Blasio] doesn't know anything about horses. He hasn't had a pet since childhood. So he doesn't even know about dogs. That's a telling sign. That's a sign that he's a radical animal rights person because animal rights people don't think you should own dogs or cats. That animals belong out there someplace and not in the city, not in our apartments, not in our homes, not in our lives. So he doesn't know anything about horses.

When [carriage horse opponents] just started—these people are very politically savvy—it was all about, "We'll get the electric cars, we'll make more money."

Electric cars don't take up as much square feet of real estate as carriage plus two horses and stalls and stables and everything. It would take up less square footage and [Steve Nislick, co-founder an president of NYCLASS] knew exactly how many square feet are stables were. He knew more than we do. That's what they started out with. Now we stood there and some other people—Michael Gross, who writes about real estate—he pointed out that this all seemed to be about real estate.

How convenient. So they kind of changed tack to more of an animal rights thing. They enlisted the help of PETA and some other organizations. Radical animal rights.

Fred Leite, a driver for the last 3 years, working to pay his way through college:

A lot of people who don't really know anything about horses want to put their two cents into it. It's kind of like a homeless person on the corner, you see him, you say "I don't want him there. I don't care what happens to him, but I don't want to see him when I go to work next time."

People walk by, they see the horses, they think it's some type of slavery. But they really
don't know that this is what a horse's life is like. They're strong, they're healthy, they work for a living. They don't do this, they get depressed....

Zathras
01-06-2014, 02:54 AM
It's a matter of solidarity. One horse's ass is protecting others.

How can you insult real horse's asses by comparing them to the new mayor of NYC!!!