Socialist NYC Mayor Backs Cuomo’s Ban On Conservatives





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Although New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed away from incendiary comments he made earlier this month, the mayor of New York City is reinforcing his extremist views.

In a recent statement, Cuomo suggested that conservatives “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed his support of that sentiment during his appearance at the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week.

“I stand by that 100 percent,” he said, contending that he understood Cuomo’s “remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not represent the views of New York State.”

Of course, the gun control policies he supports are contributing to community violence; and the demand for looser abortion laws is denying the right of millions of potential women to ever enter the world. Such facts, however, only complicate de Blasio’s tenuous argument against conservative values.

In typical leftist fashion, he resorted to vitriolic rhetoric meant to encourage a visceral hatred of those on the political right.

Speaking as though he represents the views of all New York residents, he lambasted conservatives by saying that “the people in New York State and the people of New York City reject extremist views against a woman’s right to choose and in favor of the proliferation of guns in our society.”

While it is true that he was elected after running a campaign based on the truly extremist values of his socialist past, millions of New Yorkers disagree with the prevailing leftist culture within the Empire State.

After Cuomo’s comments, numerous prominent conservatives – and countless other patriotic Americans – began to consider the feasibility of moving to a more welcoming state. Now that de Blasio has gone on record to reaffirm those intolerant views, one can only imagine even more houses will be up for sale in conservative neighborhoods across the state.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Video: The Plantation Called New York City





On January 1, 2014, a Sanitation Department chaplain, Reverend Fred Lucas of the Brooklyn Community Church, startled listeners when he compared New York to a “plantation” during his invocation at Mayor de Blasio’s inauguration:





DiBlasio Bans Carriages; Horses Face Slaughter





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Outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving his successor a long history of outrageous bureaucratic proclamations. Although many of his ridiculous proposals were almost immediately shot down, he was able to enact several pieces of legislation that resulted in his popular nickname “Nanny Bloomberg.”

In fact, his last act before leaving office was signing a bill outlawing electronic cigarette use anywhere traditional cigarettes are banned – which is virtually everywhere in New York. Despite the fact such devices release only water vapor and pose no known public risks, Bloomberg apparently cannot resist the urge to prohibit things.

Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio, however, will not be outdone. A man with documented ties to communism, De Blasio has declared the city’s horse-drawn carriage services “over,” promising to ban the rides popular among tourists in the Central Park area.

While he and some radical activist groups believe horses are mistreated in the industry, drivers insist the animals are in good hands and receive the care they deserve.

Still, De Blasio is determined to put those employed in the industry out of work, likely guaranteeing the slaughter of at least some of the approximately 200 horses currently pulling carriages.

As the New York Post reported, horse upkeep is expensive. Without the revenue from carriage rides, owners might be forced to put the majestic animals down.

Of course, leftist policies often cause larger problems than they ostensibly solve. Nevertheless, committed ideologues like De Blasio demand their subjects abide by whatever fleeting notion passes through their mind.

Horse-drawn carriages have been a key feature of New York City for many years. It represents just one more aspect of the Big Apple being destroyed by rampant leftism. Combined with one of the nation’s highest tax rates and an exorbitant cost of living, perhaps it is no wonder the metropolitan hub is losing residents at an alarming rate.

Following the effects of the Bloomberg and De Blasio administrations, the nation’s most populous city will likely be little more than the husk of its former greatness.

–B. Christopher Agee

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New York Passes E-Cigarette Ban





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The leftist leaders of New York City have been responsible for passing some of the nation’s strictest anti-smoking legislation. While some herald these laws as a public health benefit, smokers have complained that their rights to use a legal product have been decimated.

The nation’s most populous city was among the first to institute smoking bans for virtually any indoor public place. New York also passed the first municipal law in the U.S. prohibiting cigarette purchases by persons under the age of 21.

In recent years, a substitute to traditional cigarettes has emerged in the marketplace. So-called e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that allow users to inhale nicotine while releasing harmless vapor into the air.

Apparently because the words “nicotine” and “cigarette” are included in the description of this wholly original product, the New York City Council recently voted to make them illegal to use anywhere smoking is prohibited.

According to local reports, the new law will take effect in four months, at which time businesses will have just six months to create and post new signs reflecting the ban. Despite the fact that the new ban has absolutely nothing to do with smoke, council members defended the move by explaining it would merely strengthen New York’s strict Smoke-Free Air Act.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the use of e-cigarettes could lead to “confusion or confrontation,” noting the devices are “designed to look like cigarettes and be used just like them.”

What she seems unwilling to admit, however, is that the two products are completely dissimilar. Nevertheless, Quinn contends that a failure to impose the ban would be a “step backwards” in the city’s war on nicotine.

Naturally, those who enjoy e-cigarettes have been vocal in their disapproval of the new law. Medical experts even encourage the use of these replacement products for those trying to quit smoking.

Though the law makes little objective sense, New York City lawmakers have proven they support any legislation that restricts the freedom of their subjects.

–B. Christopher Agee

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Police Shoot Two Innocent Female Pedestrians, Blame Unarmed Man





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This one is a gem.

Two of the NYPD’s finest decided to open fire on an unarmed, mentally disturbed man outside New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. His capital offense–wandering through traffic.

Though these defenders of the realm missed their target, they did manage to shoot two women who had the impudence to be on the scene.

And now for the MOST unbelievable part of the story–New York’s DA has charged the mentally disturbed man with ASSAULTING the women! As Assistant DA Shannon Lucey puts it, “The defendant is the one that created the situation that injured innocent bystanders.”

So New York City apparently now has a “Situation Statute!” Create a situation that prompts certain NY police officers to reveal their mind-numbing stupidity, and the powers that be will put you in the slam.

According to National Review contributor Mark Steyn, “The defendant is looking at 25 years in jail for the crime of provoking law enforcement into shooting random citizens. If this flies in New York, then there is no law.”

For years, Nanny State, anti-gun liberals have argued that only police officers and government officials should be permitted to carry firearms. You know…they’re just more competent, more experienced, better trained, and clearly more concerned with the welfare of the Serf class than are members of the Serf class themselves! Indeed, right now, New York Governor Cuomo is busily confiscating firearms from New York residents because it’s just too dangerous for extraneous little civilians to own weapons!

Anyone want to give odds on New York City’s new Communist Mayor, or the state’s Marxist governor demanding that these trigger happy imbeciles be thrown off the police force?

Yeah, me neither.

 

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