De Blasio to end horse drawn carriages in NYC

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#1 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -

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Am I crazy for thinking NYC has actual issues to deal with? Or am I simply not progressive enough to hear the screams of these majestic beasts as they tug people around? These majestic beasts that get to be outdoors most of their day and are fed better than I am?

#2 Posted by Master_Live (14250 posts) -

God bless the liberals.

#3 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

Actual issues?

#4 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -

Actual issues?

You know, poverty, skyrocketing cost of living, stuff like that,

#5 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

Do the horses have it good though. I think that's not so clear cut

#6 Edited by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

@airshocker: does this get in the way of that or maybe the lack of focus on that is the issue?

Like the focus can be on those real issues while still dealing with less pressing issues but for whatever reason they don't

#7 Edited by airshocker (29132 posts) -

@dave123321 said:

Do the horses have it good though. I think that's not so clear cut

I don't think they have it any worse than other service animals.

What I do know is that while there are people barely making ends meet in NYC not a single dime nor minute of time should be spent on shit like this.

#8 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

I will have to look into this more

#9 Posted by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

DeBlasio's odd. New York City's abortion rate is twice as high as the rate for the country as a whole, yet he believes there is not sufficient "access" to abortion in New York so he is planning on providing "city sponsored" spaces to set up new abortion facilities, requiring doctors who train in city hospitals to be trained in how to perform abortions, and going after pro-life crisis pregnancy centers. 80% of New Yorkers do not share DeBlasio's odd belief about there being insufficient access to abortion in New York, and in fact 64% of New Yorkers believe that the city's abortion rate (41% of pregnancies end in abortion) is not too low, but rather it is too high.

DeBlasio spoke about bringing "fundamental progressive change" to NYC, but as Pope Francis says, there is nothing progressive about abortion.

#10 Posted by Allicrombie (25150 posts) -

Worst Year Ever Confirmed.

#11 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3804 posts) -

So because there are big issues they shouldn't deal with the small ones?

#12 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26071 posts) -

They still have those?

#13 Posted by Makhaidos (1613 posts) -

Awesome; enough horse meat burgers to go around!

#14 Posted by StrifeDelivery (1414 posts) -

Not certain why they would get rid of those. It would be one thing if the animals were being mistreated or overused, but if they are healthy, active animals being properly treated, then what exactly is the problem here?

#15 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

Ending it because they get in the way might have been slightly reasonable but this reason is just stupid.

#16 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -

So because there are big issues they shouldn't deal with the small ones?

I don't think it's an issue, no.

#17 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -
#18 Posted by Aljosa23 (24782 posts) -

@whipassmt: LOL

cry moar

also who the fvck cares what pope francis says when it comes to politics?

#19 Posted by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

@Aljosa23:

More people than care what Obama says.

#20 Posted by Aljosa23 (24782 posts) -

@whipassmt: In the US? I doubt it. Obama is the President so obviously more (in the US, in case you needed me to slow down for you) care about what he says than some old pedophile sympathizer.

#21 Posted by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

And Aljosa, you need to watch yo' mouth. Don't you be cussin' up in here!

#22 Edited by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@whipassmt: In the US? I doubt it. Obama is the President so obviously more (in the US, in case you needed me to slow down for you) care about what he says than some old pedophile sympathizer.

And people care what Obama says just because he's president? And Pope Francis isn't a "pedophile sympathizer".

#23 Edited by Aljosa23 (24782 posts) -

@whipassmt said:

@Aljosa23 said:

@whipassmt: In the US? I doubt it. Obama is the President so obviously more (in the US, in case you needed me to slow down for you) care about what he says than some old pedophile sympathizer.

And people care what Obama says just because he's president? And Pope Francis isn't a "pedophile sympathizer".

Yeah certainly. If Obama said he's canceling Obamacare or giving everyone free money, you wouldn't care? And Pope Francis certainly is. Until he does a lot to stamp out the rampant pedophilia in the Vatican, he's nothing but an accessory to the molestation of children in my eyes.

#24 Posted by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

well if Obama did cancel Obamacare that would be something.

#25 Edited by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

Aljosas been deteriorating

#26 Edited by whipassmt (13998 posts) -

Aljosas been deteriorating

maybe he in a bad mood 'cause he got gas pains.

#27 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15035 posts) -

Well, that's one less bad smell in NYC

#28 Posted by Ace6301 (21389 posts) -

The horses seem fine. Kind of a stupid thing to claim that they're being mistreated when the likely alternative for them if they're not put to work is being turned into "beef" sausages.

#29 Posted by GamingTitan (523 posts) -

"They constantly breathe exhaust while dodging dangerous traffic"

dodging traffic in central park?? what?

another wonderful tradition put to death buy bleeding heart idiots~

#30 Posted by Jebus213 (8758 posts) -

DeBlasio spoke about bringing "fundamental progressive change" to NYC, but as Pope Francis says, there is nothing progressive about abortion.

WOW the leader of the catholic church is against abortion!

#31 Edited by Wilfred_Owen (20838 posts) -

The only reasonable response to this would be to storm through his window on horse an carriage shouting obscenities.

#32 Posted by BossPerson (9450 posts) -

i like the pope

#33 Posted by Serraph105 (27841 posts) -

I'm sorry to see De Blasio is doing anything at all. Government really shouldn't get involved in peoples lives. Cost of living is what it is in NYC, government officials shouldn't try to affect peoples wallets because the people know how to handle it better than they do.

#34 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7750 posts) -

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Am I crazy for thinking NYC has actual issues to deal with? Or am I simply not progressive enough to hear the screams of these majestic beasts as they tug people around? These majestic beasts that get to be outdoors most of their day and are fed better than I am?

We should probably be drug testing them as well. Public employees after all.

#35 Posted by plageus900 (1005 posts) -

DeBlasio's odd. New York City's abortion rate is twice as high as the rate for the country as a whole, yet he believes there is not sufficient "access" to abortion in New York so he is planning on providing "city sponsored" spaces to set up new abortion facilities, requiring doctors who train in city hospitals to be trained in how to perform abortions, and going after pro-life crisis pregnancy centers. 80% of New Yorkers do not share DeBlasio's odd belief about there being insufficient access to abortion in New York, and in fact 64% of New Yorkers believe that the city's abortion rate (41% of pregnancies end in abortion) is not too low, but rather it is too high.

DeBlasio spoke about bringing "fundamental progressive change" to NYC, but as Pope Francis says, there is nothing progressive about abortion.

No offense, but fuck whatever the pope has to say.

#36 Posted by wis3boi (31188 posts) -

dumb

#37 Posted by Masculus (2830 posts) -

He'll probably try to best his defeated opponent in matters of idiotic pro-active laws. Goes to show it doesn't take a plutocrat mayor to exhibit elitist behaviour.

#38 Edited by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

If the horses are actually suffering and the treatment is inhumane then I say end it by all means. Clearly it is not a particularly difficult or time-consuming decision.

Not being able to solve everything is not a good reason to not solve anything.

#39 Edited by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

Having said that, I think there's definitely some sentimental value to the horses and I could see why many would not want them to go.

#40 Edited by InEMplease (6333 posts) -

I say good. It's the 21st century, we don't need horse drawn carriages. And they're not only found in Central Park. I see them down 8th ave and 49th all the time, in 20 degree weather. It'll be 5 degrees in NY this weekend, and I bet I'll still see them with just a shitty blanket thrown over. I wouldn't even really have a problem with carriages in the spring, fall and summer, but fuck the winter.

#41 Posted by Shmiity (5064 posts) -

@airshocker: Exactly. Why are we mucking around with horse-drawn carriages when there are bigger problems? Poverty? Drugs? Hunger? Living costs? This is stupid. Let the people have damn carriage rides. This sounds like some Bloomberg shit again. "LETS BAN COKE PRODUCTS" Is his top priority? Banning soft drinks? Get the f*ck out of here.

#42 Posted by MrGeezer (56154 posts) -

@Shmiity: I agree. We should focus all of our efforts on the single most important problem in the world, and then not deal with any other problems until that problem has been solved.

Once we have accomplished that, then we can move on to the second most important problem in the world. This stuff must be done sequentially. It is wrong to address any problems while there is still a more pressing problem that has not been solved.

#43 Posted by GreySeal9 (24118 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@Shmiity: I agree. We should focus all of our efforts on the single most important problem in the world, and then not deal with any other problems until that problem has been solved.

Once we have accomplished that, then we can move on to the second most important problem in the world. This stuff must be done sequentially. It is wrong to address any problems while there is still a more pressing problem that has not been solved.

lol. Well said.

#44 Posted by comp_atkins (31284 posts) -

saw that yesterday.. seems kinda silly to me..

#45 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

This is city is like 100000 km away. Who gives a shit?

#46 Edited by Brain_Duster (392 posts) -

Good. Less dumb ugly horses to look at.

#47 Posted by airshocker (29132 posts) -

@MrGeezer said:

@Shmiity: I agree. We should focus all of our efforts on the single most important problem in the world, and then not deal with any other problems until that problem has been solved.

Once we have accomplished that, then we can move on to the second most important problem in the world. This stuff must be done sequentially. It is wrong to address any problems while there is still a more pressing problem that has not been solved.

I think he's of the opinion that this is a non-issue that doesn't even warrant attention when there are other things that we need to focus on. So this whole focus on one thing bullshit is something you concocted, not him.

#48 Posted by Shmiity (5064 posts) -

@airshocker: Airshocker is correct. My actual opinion: Why are we worrying about horses when NYC has so many god damn problems.

#49 Edited by MrGeezer (56154 posts) -

@airshocker: If it doesn't warrant attention, then it doesn't matter whether or not there are more important things to focus on. The fact that there are more important things to focus on has literally nothing to do with the main premise, so why even mention it?