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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted Sunday that he wanted "to make life a little easier for all of us," so he's suspending alternate-side parking in New York City for two weeks. This is the mayoral version of a condescending pat on the head from a dad who missed your birthday party and wants to win forgiveness with a trip to the ice-cream store. But it also demonstrates his obliviousness to the needs and fears of New Yorkers, most of whom don't have a car to move across the street anyway. A pandemic he gruesomely mismanaged has crippled the city's economy and killed thousands of his constituents. An always-controversial police department with a union that declared "war" on him last year has been at times ignoring looters and beating up peaceful protesters. And for days he sent confoundingly mixed messages about the enforcement of the extraordinary six-day curfew he imposed.


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At a memorial for George Floyd last week, he was booed the entire time he was onstage. On Monday, hundreds of people who self-identified as current and former City Hall staffers marched against de Blasio, who didn't conduct his usual daily press conference at City Hall but rather at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. His approval ratings are underwater both locally and nationally, and in 6 1/2 years he's failed at nearly every attempt at empathy, reform, and leadership.


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Speaking of quitting

This place just doesn't feel the same without jeffyj reminding us how OBAMA was going to get people killed

Or proclaim a "constitutional crisis" for like 2,920 consecutive days

To bad he is such a -----

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-07-08 10:34 PM | Reply


Quite bluntly...

If I were you, I'd be a whole lot more concerned about how the Governor of Florida is screwing up his COVID-19 response and killing off people in the State In Which You Live, than you seem to be about some political issue that really has little to no effect upon you.

Jus' sayin' ;)

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-08 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I sense more than a little defensiveness in #3.

#3 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-07-08 11:51 PM | Reply

Oops, #2.

#4 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2020-07-08 11:51 PM | Reply


Why might you think I am defensive of Mayor de Blasio?

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-09 12:14 AM | Reply

Blasio 2024.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-07-09 01:38 AM | Reply

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