And Mayor Bill DiBlasso as Senator Joseph Payne

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And Mayor Bill DiBlasso as Senator Joseph Payne

Sen Joseph Payne: Thirty years ago, I had your ideals. I was you. I had to make the same deci­sion you were asked to make today and I made it, I com­pro­mised. Yes. So that I could sit in that Sen­ate and serve the peo­ple in a thou­sand hon­est ways. You’ve gotta face facts. I’ve served our state well, haven’t I? We have the low­est unem­ploy­ment and the high­est fed­eral grants, but well I’ve had to com­pro­mise, I’ve had to play ball. You can’t count on peo­ple vot­ing. Half the time they don’t vote. That’s how states and empires have been built since time began.

Mr Smith goes to Wash­ing­ton 1939

There was all kinds of cov­er­age of Bill DiBlasso’s inau­gu­ra­tion how he was absolutely deter­mined to make sure that “income equal­ity” becomes an issue. How he would be the great pro­gres­sive hope escort­ing in the era in NYC where the wealth and power of the rich will no longer drive the deci­sion of the City administration…

…unless you have to repay a polit­i­cal donor who just might want a piece of land where the Cen­tral Park sta­bles are located of course:

An anti-​carriage pam­phlet Nis­lick cir­cu­lated in 2008 made this inter­est­ing obser­va­tion: “Cur­rently, the sta­bles con­sist of 64,000 square feet of valu­able real estate on lots that could acco­mo­date up to 150,000 square feet of devel­op­ment. These lots could be sold for new devel­op­ment.” Gross asked the obvi­ous ques­tion: “What are the odds that good neigh­bor Nis­lick, the out-​of-​state real estate devel­oper, sim­ply cov­ets those valu­able, under­de­vel­oped New York lots — and has teamed up with ambi­tious pols to use the emo­tions of ani­mal rights activists as fuel for their own agendas?”

By an odd coin­ci­dence Stacy McCain’s Amer­i­can Spec­ta­tor Piece notes that Steve Nislick…

founded a 501©4 group called New York­ers for Clean, Liv­able and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) that spent big money to elect de Bla­sio mayor

Amaz­ing all of that evil big money to elect the great pro­gres­sive hope isn’t it?

Strangely enough the media that has been cel­e­brat­ing the com­ing of the great lib­eral hope to NY has been oddly dis­in­ter­ested in the subject

Mayor de Blasio’s will­ing­ness to do the bid­ding of his anti-​carriage back­ers has puz­zled many observers, who can’t fathom why he would make the issue such a focus. “What makes him think this sub­ject is impor­tant enough to occupy his first days in office?” asked New York Times edi­to­r­ial page edi­tor Andy Rosen­thal. Evi­dently, reporters at Rosenthal’s news­pa­per can’t be both­ered to do the kind of “fol­low the money” inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism that might pro­vide an answer to that question.

I sus­pect that our pro­gres­sive friends who have not been told this story of DiBlas­sio fight­ing against the mid­dle class work­ers who drive those car­riages on behalf of Steve Nis­lick & NYCLASS with PETA play­ing the Tay­lor machine doing their best to hijack the #SaveNY­CHorse­Car­riages hash­tag read­ing this will be hav­ing their Jimmy Stew­art moment:

and won­der why the MSM isn’t even look­ing at this story?

Hav­ing been in this busi­ness for a few years now I sus­pect the lib­eral media is ignor­ing his story to main­tain plau­si­ble deni­a­bil­ity on their part.

The truth is they would be almost as shocked at the great pro­gres­sive hope DiBlasso & PETA work­ing at the behest of big money as they would be to dis­cover there is gam­bling going on at Rick’s café in Casablanca.

And they can’t let the low infor­ma­tion vot­ers fig­ure out uncom­fort­able truths such as this

Don’t let this “ani­mal rights” talk deceive you. Starry-​eyed ide­al­ist don’t have that kind of juice. The big money behind the anti-​carriage effort is rumored to come from real-​estate inter­ests who covet the prop­erty cur­rently occu­pied by car­riage stables.

can they?

Update: Stacy McCain tweets that this isn’t new…

I’m no Bloomberg fan but there is one advan­tage to an insanely rich mayor, hard to buy him. Update 2: Not only has Stacy put up a fol­low up but the Lonely Con­ser­v­a­tive, Weasel Zip­pers, Dan Riehl, the Evil Blog­ger Lady & Amer­i­can Thinker have joined the fray. But the most inter­est­ing devel­op­ment as a tweet of mine pro­duced a direct response from PETA

Can you say “over the target”.

Update: 3: Inter­est­ing to note Buz­zfeed took the time to mock sev­eral tweets defend­ing the car­riage own­ers but totally ducked the issue of the Mayor get­ting rid of the horses to reward a big money contributer.

I sus­pect that part of the story doesn’t serve a dis­hon­est narrative.

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It’s Mon­day of the first full week of the new year, the Feast of Epiphany the com­ing of the wise men and the day many cul­tures exchange gifts.

It’s also the 2nd day of my pay week and I find myself $27 on the way toward a $345 pay­check goal.

As always I’m grate­ful for any move­ment in the right direc­tion but after fail­ing to make the goal to start the year to be less that 10% of the way home to start the 2nd week is a tad worrysome.

But you can prove those wor­ries to be unfounded by hit­ting DaTip­Jar below and mov­ing the ball for­ward if 13 of you find $25 after look­ing at your Christ­mas Credit card bills that you can spare, this week will be all set and these requests will dis­ap­pear till next Sunday.

Help me hit the ground run­ning in an elec­tion year, hit DaTip­Jar below.

I won’t be so arro­gant as to claim to be a “wise man” but if 58 14 of you kick in at $20 a month the greet­ing above can be reserved for spe­cial events and trips that have to be covered

In an elec­tion year that would seem a wise invest­ment so con­sider subscribing.




Sen Joseph Payne: Thirty years ago, I had your ideals. I was you. I had to make the same decision you were asked to make today and I made it, I compromised. Yes. So that I could sit in that Senate and serve the people in a thousand honest ways. You’ve gotta face facts. I’ve served our state well, haven’t I? We have the lowest unemployment and the highest federal grants, but well I’ve had to compromise, I’ve had to play ball. You can’t count on people voting. Half the time they don’t vote. That’s how states and empires have been built since time began.

Mr Smith goes to Washington 1939

There was all kinds of coverage of Bill DiBlasso’s inauguration how he was absolutely determined to make sure that “income equality” becomes an issue. How he would be the great progressive hope escorting in the era in NYC where the wealth and power of the rich will no longer drive the decision of the City administration…

…unless you have to repay a political donor who just might want a piece of land where the Central Park stables are located of course:

 An anti-carriage pamphlet Nislick circulated in 2008 made this interesting observation: “Currently, the stables consist of 64,000 square feet of valuable real estate on lots that could accomodate up to 150,000 square feet of development. These lots could be sold for new development.” Gross asked the obvious question: “What are the odds that good neighbor Nislick, the out-of-state real estate developer, simply covets those valuable, underdeveloped New York lots — and has teamed up with ambitious pols to use the emotions of animal rights activists as fuel for their own agendas?”

By an odd coincidence Stacy McCain’s American Spectator Piece notes that Steve Nislick…

founded a 501(c)4 group called New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets (NYCLASS) that spent big money to elect de Blasio mayor

Amazing all of that evil big money to elect the great progressive hope isn’t it?

Strangely enough the media that has been celebrating the coming of the great liberal hope to NY has been oddly disinterested in the subject

Mayor de Blasio’s willingness to do the bidding of his anti-carriage backers has puzzled many observers, who can’t fathom why he would make the issue such a focus. “What makes him think this subject is important enough to occupy his first days in office?” asked New York Times editorial page editor Andy Rosenthal. Evidently, reporters at Rosenthal’s newspaper can’t be bothered to do the kind of “follow the money” investigative journalism that might provide an answer to that question.

I suspect that our progressive friends who have not been told this story of DiBlassio fighting against the middle class workers who drive those carriages on behalf of Steve Nislick & NYCLASS with PETA playing the Taylor machine doing their best to hijack the #SaveNYCHorseCarriages hashtag reading this will be having their Jimmy Stewart moment:

and wonder why the MSM isn’t even looking at this story?

Having been in this business for a few years now I suspect the liberal media is ignoring his story to maintain plausible deniability on their part.

The truth is they would be almost as shocked at the great progressive hope DiBlasso & PETA working at the behest of big money as they would be to discover there is gambling going on at Rick’s cafe in Casablanca.

And they can’t let the low information voters figure out uncomfortable truths such as this

Don’t let this “animal rights” talk deceive you. Starry-eyed idealist don’t have that kind of juice. The big money behind the anti-carriage effort is rumored to come from real-estate interests who covet the property currently occupied by carriage stables.

can they?

Update: Stacy McCain tweets that this isn’t new…

I’m no Bloomberg fan but there is one advantage to an insanely rich mayor, hard to buy him. Update 2: Not only has Stacy put up a follow up but the Lonely Conservative, Weasel Zippers, Dan Riehl, the Evil Blogger Lady & American Thinker have joined the fray. But the most interesting development as a tweet of mine produced a direct response from PETA

 

Can you say “over the target”.

Update: 3:  Interesting to note Buzzfeed took the time to mock several tweets defending the carriage owners but totally ducked the issue of the Mayor getting rid of the horses to reward a big money contributer.

I suspect that part of the story doesn’t serve a dishonest narrative.

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It’s Monday of the first full week of the new year, the Feast of Epiphany the coming of the wise men and the day many cultures exchange gifts.

It’s also the 2nd day of my pay week and I find myself $27 on the way toward a $345 paycheck goal.

As always I’m grateful for any movement in the right direction but after failing to make the goal to start the year to be less that 10% of the way home to start the 2nd week is a tad worrysome.

But you can prove those worries to be unfounded by hitting DaTipJar below and moving the ball forward if 13 of you find $25 after looking at your Christmas Credit card bills that you can spare, this week will be all set and these requests will disappear till next Sunday.

Help me hit the ground running in an election year, hit DaTipJar below.

I won’t be so arrogant as to claim to be a “wise man” but if 58 1/4 of you kick in at $20 a month the greeting above can be reserved for special events and trips that have to be covered

In an election year that would seem a wise investment so consider subscribing.