This probably doesn’t bode well for NYC

Revolutionary justice: greedy capitalist peasant gets his just deserts

Revolutionary justice: greedy capitalist peasant gets his just deserts

Inauguration speakers take turns bashing Bloomberg and hailing a new era.

From that old commie and Castro pal Harry Belafonte to a Brooklyn pastor, yesterday’s inauguration was an unbroken tirade against the outgoing mayor’s racism and heartless treatment of the poor. It’s not what they said or their rudeness – that’s expected; but the fact that, knowing what they’d say, De Blasio invited them anyway should disturb those who work for their income in NYC. “Redistribution Day” has arrived.

Of course, New Yorkers elected De Blasio by an overwhelming margin, so I’m not particularly upset by what they have coming to them.

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  1. Anonymous

    would be interesting to know the demographics of who voted for de blasio.

    if i was still a resident, i would not be counted among that populace, to put it mildly.

    can’t wait to hear about the battles for bloated budgets and rampant spending.

  2. Al Dente

    Even after reading that article about the tasteless manner they treated Mayor Mike, and their plans to resurrect pinko protocol, I will still be sad watching that city slip into the abyss.

  3. Publius

    CF,

    Interesting to note that only about 25% of the eligible voters actually voted in this mayoral election. His 74% of the votes captures about 18.5% of eligible voters. I am not sure why the folks would be so passive given the radical change in directions he wants to take the City, but perhaps the lack of voters at the booth are a tacit approval of what he wants to do. It will be interesting to see how this will all work out. I betting it won’t

    As for the inauguration, I did not watch, but have read several accounts and for those familiar with the urban vernacular, the only word I can think of is “punks”. Nuff’ said

  4. ShedLessToolMan

    What really happened to the FDR bible that was used to swear him in at the ceremony? It disappeared for many many hours and police searched high and low through the event and magically it just reappeared many hours later.. This was a piece of history. An important book. There is no way he could stop and frisk anyone there. The real story must have been interesting but, seems that somebody tried to steal it more than it just being misplaced.

    • I tried to find a story that detailed what really happened but like you, came up short. As you note, they couldn’t very well stop and frisk anyone; not right after De Blasio and friends had denounced that tactic as an example of Bloomberg’s racist treatment of minorities. My guess is they knew who took it and the hours between its theft and its return were spent persuading one of De Blasio’s guests to return it from Brooklyn or Harlem. My money’s on Belafonte, or maybe Clinton but there were so many thieves on that dais that the possibilities are practically unlimited.

  5. Babylon Sister

    Detroit: the sequel?

  6. Libertarian Advocate

    I think this bodes well for the fairfield county real estate market.

  7. Chief Scrotum

    Probably more reflective that all his big talk is just that – big talk. No real changes coming, that’s why nobody cares. Remember how Obama was going to change the world and make everything fair? Never happened, GE still doesn’t pay taxes, no financial elite even got indicted, jails are still overflowing and the 1%ers are still 1%ers.

    • AJ

      There’s a reason jails are overflowing — private prisons cut food to increase profits. What a great idea, let’s starve the prisoners.

      “The private prison industry has become an increasingly lucrative business, as the companies running them seek to increase profits by cutting inmates’ food provisions while pressuring state governors to guarantee prisons remain 90 percent full at all times.

      In recent years, for-profit prisons have grown in popularity. The number of private prisons has increased from five in 1998 to 100 by 2008. The biggest private prison owner in the U.S. is the Corrections Corporation of America. It has seen its profits increase by more than 500 percent in the past 20 years – and it’s not stopping there.

      Last year, the Corrections Corporation of America made an offer to 48 governors to buy and operate their state-funded prisons. In an audacious bid for more profits, the CCA’s pitched governors a so-called occupancy requirement, a clause demanding the state keep those newly privatized prisons at least 90 percent full at all times, regardless of whether crime was rising or falling. …”

      http://www.mintpressnews.com/private-prisons-pushing-to-increase-profits/175782/

    • Cos Cobber

      Good points CS….and that is probably why NYC will run fine for the next three years….. the question will be, how far off course does he redirect the city before the people really notice. I’m sure it will be like the current white house where executive orders will provide a million paper cuts and big – back ended union contracts will set up the mayor of 2018 with a nightmare budget.

      • The unions all want pay raises retroactive to the time 3 or 4 years ago when their contracts ran out. De Blasio will have to take that financial hit immediately if he goes along with it. I’m betting he can’t afford it and he’s got a serious confrontation with the unions on his hands, all 120 of them.

        It’ll be fun to watch.

  8. Pure Fluff

    Inevitably, De Blasio’s administration will be the most corrupt, patronage filled in history. I hope that we can elect more fiscal conservatives here in CT so we can offer a real contrast when the NYC really kicks in a year or two from now.

    Wishful thinking, I know. They way things stand now, business will just flee the entire Northeast and skip uber Progressive dumps like CT all together.

  9. housecat

    The Greenwich Association of Realtors should take out a full page ad in the Sunday Times Magazine.

  10. harrycan

    I don’t live there, so I agree the people who have it coming (their just deserts) are the ones who voted for him – and I will be clicking my heals once they come to the realization that there is no free lunch. Unfortunately I work there, meaning most of my clients are in NYC, and I am mortified that my income is most likely going to be affected by someone I had no chance to vote against.

    • Chief Scrotum

      The taxes NYC is considering are minimal relative to the income levels of those affected. Also, the commuters absorb lots of services that they are oblivious to and expect to be provided. My suggestion is, if you don’t like the NY job scene, leave, but I bet you won’t.

      • Cos Cobber

        True Chief…but its about the body language and the tone of the new mayor. The taxes are an easy talking point, where it gets messy and ugly is in the details of policy and regulation.

        • Chief Scrotum

          CC- The blustering is for his vocal supporters, just like the big O did. But when O got in the White House, suddenly, its not that easy to reverse policies or prior decisions and takes a generational shift in both employees , work rules and voters. Plus most ‘policy and regulation’ is more a jobs program for political supporters than any real reform or new direction.

          O’s DoJ has decided that the TBTF bank employees are beyond indictment much less conviction. How ironic is that? If O cant do that, besides some goofy window dressing, what will de B do in NY?

          • Chief, I believe you’re underestimating the havoc Obama has wreaked on our country: his EPA is in the process of promulgating regulations that will provide fodder for project-killing lawsuits for decades, he’s purged the military of 128 of its top generals, loaded our courts with leftist jurists, hugely expanded the reach of executive power and stirred up racial discord to an extent no white president could ever hope to accomplish.
            As Obama is so fond of saying, “elections have consequences”, and he’s determined to prove that. DeBlasio is too.

      • You seem to think that these latest taxes are the first to be imposed on workers; they are not.
        And the days of a captive financial industry are numbered.

        • I believe you have nailed it!

        • Cos Cobber

          CF, This push-pull of taxation isn’t so concrete as conservatives have always wished it to be. Witness CA and NYC – both of which have a long history of strangulation by local tax burdens and policy, yet they continue to grow and produce jobs and elevated incomes.

          Manufacturing jobs jump from place to place at brutal- breakneck speeds. Information/tech/knowledge based jobs migrate much slower. DeBlasio wont kill NYC’s knowledge based economic engine, but he will slow its growth and will push start-up/expansion to other cities that might have preferred to be here instead.

      • harrycan

        I am not talking about myself or my business ( you appropriately named ball sac) as far as any “taxes” or “services” I will have to pay for, that comes with the territory – just try dealing with “place your trade here” Union in NYC. My concern Chief Anus is that the “used to be my” clients will move out of the area looking for greener pastures once they experience the kind of a red tape and tax (or “Fees”) nightmare they are about to encounter with this socialist power taking over. Bigger government tends to do that ya’know, and Communists like DeBlasio won’t ever feel that government is big enough.

  11. Greenwich Gal in NYC

    I do live here. And didn’t vote for him. (But did vote!) Yet, must still suffer the consequences. It’s highly upsetting and I’m concerned about the long-term impact of this election. I didn’t watch the inauguration, but was disgusted by the behavior of the invited guests. DeBlasio has zero class. I don’t respect him, and never will. I would love to consider a move back ‘home’ to Greenwich, but it’s not possible for me, at this point. Also, as harrycan mantioned, many in the Westchester/Fairfield county areas will be affected, even if they are not NYC residents, because our areas are so connected. This was not a good day for the city of New York. I miss Mayor Bloomberg already…

    • Cos Cobber

      Are you the original Greenwich Gal or someone new to our FWIW community?

      • Greenwich Gal in NYC

        I didn’t realize there was another commenter by that name. I selected the name to reply to this comment chain. I’m a long-time reader, but infrequently comment.

        • Anonymous

          Very funny CC. I wondered likewise. Good to know that the GGs are both clear and insightful commenters.

        • Greenwich Gal in NYC

          Sorry. I’ll stick to reading. (I know I’m not a writer. I just wanted to echo agreement).

        • Please, keep commenting. The anonymous comment was sincere. Your comments were indeed clear and insightful.

        • harrycan

          I liked your comment, I don’t think anyone was making fun of you. Please continue. I am with you. I am a faithful reader (at least 5 times a day I check this blog), I only comment once and I while. I am from Long Island so we have some of the same problems here as with other “just outside NYC” locations.

  12. FenianForever

    In a relatively short time Mike Bloomberg will be seen as the Messiah !!
    I won’t say I told you so!

    • The only bright spot, if there is one, is that NYC isn’t obviously broken (long suppressed problems like union contracts haven’t caught the voters’ attention), so when DeBlasio and his crowd of progressives return the city to ruin they won’t be able to blame Bush, as Obama’s crowd is still doing, five years on.

  13. Once

    I suppose Mayor Dinkens didn’t change much in NYC either.