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2013-11-06 08:40:16 AM
Not living in the New York area, I have only gotten to see a bit on Blasio.  However, from what I saw I generally really liked this candidate.  It is hard to describe exactly, but somehow he came off as a real person and not a caricature of a political party.  It wasn't that he had an interracial marriage but the genuine way they interacted and cared for one another.  They seemed more real than our traditional candidates and their families seem today.

I am wishing him the best.  Maybe I am naive, but I hope that his landslide victory was the response of an electorate presented with the opportunity to vote for someone and not as seems all to common today, simply voting for some ideology or worse, against a hated rival.
 
2013-11-06 08:43:53 AM
bend over Repugs, 2014 and 2016 is coming.  and the Dems are not using Lube this time.  they tried to be considerate before but it was not appreciated.
 
2013-11-06 08:47:32 AM
I didn't follow the race, either, but it sounds like a good man won.
 
2013-11-06 08:50:40 AM
Bloomy will be a tough act to follow. He wasn't saddled with "team" affiliations because he was independently wealthy and didn't need to beg for donations or votes. He pissed everyone off in some way or another (anti-gun, pro-stop and frisk, smoking ban, soda ban, etc.), but overall he was a very good mayor IMO.

Hopefully de Blasio is a pragmatic guy and doesn't give the city away to unions and doesn't raise the already extraordinarily high taxes.
 
2013-11-06 08:51:25 AM
... and the Overton window once again shifts ever so slowly to the left.

I hope de Blasio does great things in NYC and shows what progressive policies can do for the people.
 
2013-11-06 08:54:15 AM
Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.
 
2013-11-06 08:58:48 AM
I thought Bloomberg declared himself Emperor of New York? Isn't he riding around town in a chariot and wearing a crown of oak leaves on his head?
 
2013-11-06 09:00:16 AM
Kinda surprised that he's the first Democratic mayor for NYC in two decades.
 
2013-11-06 09:02:07 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Kinda surprised that he's the first Democratic mayor for NYC in two decades.


You'd think that'd be a large turnover of mayors but Bloomberg was there for 12 and Guliani was there for 8.
 
2013-11-06 09:02:08 AM
Lhota was Rudi 2.0. The Kochs would be pulling his strings.

Also notable, voters in the city gave a big FU to Christine Quinn, by turning the City Council left and pro-labor.
 
2013-11-06 09:03:39 AM
fta "The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it together as one city."

Bill, Bill, Bill... Americans have spent a third of a century acclimating to stagnant wages and a declining standard of living. They're not used to hearing your populist, progressive talk, and it frightens them.
 
2013-11-06 09:03:42 AM

DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.


Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?
 
2013-11-06 09:05:14 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Bloomy will be a tough act to follow. He wasn't saddled with "team" affiliations because he was independently wealthy and didn't need to beg for donations or votes. He pissed everyone off in some way or another (anti-gun, pro-stop and frisk, smoking ban, soda ban, etc.), but overall he was a very good mayor IMO.

Hopefully de Blasio is a pragmatic guy and doesn't give the city away to unions and doesn't raise the already extraordinarily high taxes.


So, now that he's out of office, he's a good mayor, rather than a "LOOK WHAT ALL LIBERALS WANT TO DO TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY" bogeyman? Good to know.
 
2013-11-06 09:06:35 AM
"Tackling inequality isn't easy. It never has been, and it never will be. The challenges we face have been decades in the making, and the problems we set out to address will not be solved overnight. But make no mistake: The people of this city have chosen a progressive path. And tonight we set forth on it - together, as one city."

Addressing inequality directly in a victory speech. That is progress in itself. Go get 'em, Bill.
 
2013-11-06 09:08:21 AM

DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.


You have a child like attitude when it comes to decision making. The subway and other forms of mass transit kill animals all the time. As long as you don't see it, it doesn't exist.

Stopping the subway jams up economic activity and costs people real money. Put it to you this way, if you saw an injured cat, would you approve a city spending a million dollar to save its life?

imontheinternet: I hope de Blasio does great things in NYC and shows what progressive policies can do for the people.


I'm hoping his election does indeed prove what progressive policies do to people.
 
2013-11-06 09:09:02 AM

LordJiro: Debeo Summa Credo: Bloomy will be a tough act to follow. He wasn't saddled with "team" affiliations because he was independently wealthy and didn't need to beg for donations or votes. He pissed everyone off in some way or another (anti-gun, pro-stop and frisk, smoking ban, soda ban, etc.), but overall he was a very good mayor IMO.

Hopefully de Blasio is a pragmatic guy and doesn't give the city away to unions and doesn't raise the already extraordinarily high taxes.

So, now that he's out of office, he's a good mayor, rather than a "LOOK WHAT ALL LIBERALS WANT TO DO TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY" bogeyman? Good to know.


When have I criticized Bloomberg? He's a centrist IMO. I agree with him on gun control, if that's what you are referring to.

I disagreed with him on the smoking ban, but that ship has sailed.
 
2013-11-06 09:10:05 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?


Remember, you have to argue this to the electorate. You're right on the numbers but do you want to be the one to go one stage and say that kittens are okay to be runover?
 
2013-11-06 09:13:47 AM

Aar1012: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

Remember, you have to argue this to the electorate. You're right on the numbers but do you want to be the one to go one stage and say that kittens are okay to be runover?


I totally agree. That's why I admire Lhota for taking the logical pragmatic position instead of making a populist and politically advantageous statement.

Like that laughable clown Weiner claiming he would have saved the kittens himself.
 
2013-11-06 09:14:12 AM

imontheinternet: ... and the Overton window once again shifts ever so slowly to the left.

I hope de Blasio does great things in NYC and shows what progressive policies can do for the people.


Another forty or fifty years at this rate, and we might start seeing actual liberals elected to federal office.
 
2013-11-06 09:16:50 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?


And how would this be different for puppies? Also, would shooting them from the platform been more efficient?
 
2013-11-06 09:18:23 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.


Oh, absolutely not.  The lives of two stray kittens aren't worth a handful of pennies.

But anyone who will FACE THE VOTERS and tell them "yes, those cute fluffy little kittens should have been crushed under trains in the name of not costing people time or money" will come across as a soulless bastard.

Also the decision you're offering uses hindsight.  If you see a kitten on the track, you aren't given the time it will take to do it.  You will probably think "oh, we can stop the train for 5 minutes, catch the kitten, and all will be right".  The decision isn't made with all the information, you're not opting to shut the tracks down for two hours, you're opting to shut it down long enough to catch a kitten, which shouldn't take long at all.

Unless you've ever actually owned a kitten that got outside, then you'll know it could take all farking day, of course.
 
2013-11-06 09:22:22 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

And how would this be different for puppies? Also, would shooting them from the platform been more efficient?


For me there would be no difference with puppies. Others might differentiate based on their relative preference in animals.

Rat aficionados might demand that subways be shutdown altogether because of the numerous rats killed daily down there. Fortunately there is no such thing as a rat aficianado.
 
2013-11-06 09:29:58 AM
will be interesting to see what "progressive" actually ends up being, a tax  structure and social services  that benefit the poor and middle class or bigconcessions to public sector unions.
 
2013-11-06 09:30:15 AM

DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.


I have a coworker who was a life-long Republican looking forward to 2014 so he can vote out the crazies here in NC. He's said to me on many occasions that "they're just mean". To me, that really crystallizes it. If you needed one word to sum up the GOP that would be it. There is no positive from them, they offer no new ideas or alternate plans, they just hate whatever is currently happening and the mean-spiritedness is, I think, finally reaching people. They're not doing the things they do because they think they're better, they do the things they do to hurt their opponents.
 
2013-11-06 09:35:26 AM

AMonkey'sUncle: Lhota was Rudi 2.0. The Kochs would be pulling his strings.


Nah, I don't think he'd have been that bad.  He was actively distancing himself from the national Republicans, and it's not like as Mayor he would affect national or even statewide elections.  But he did seem kinda clueless, and I think most voters recognized that his campaign was just a big pile of FUD with few if any concrete proposals.
 
2013-11-06 09:36:40 AM

WhackingDay: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

I have a coworker who was a life-long Republican looking forward to 2014 so he can vote out the crazies here in NC. He's said to me on many occasions that "they're just mean". To me, that really crystallizes it. If you needed one word to sum up the GOP that would be it. There is no positive from them, they offer no new ideas or alternate plans, they just hate whatever is currently happening and the mean-spiritedness is, I think, finally reaching people. They're not doing the things they do because they think they're better, they do the things they do to hurt their opponents.


"Stickin' it to the libs." Their one and only policy.
 
2013-11-06 09:37:35 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: Rat aficionados might demand that subways be shutdown altogether because of the numerous rats killed daily down there. Fortunately there is no such thing as a rat aficianado.


I've had several friends who were big rat aficionados.  Rats are cute and intelligent when kept as pets.

City rats on the other hand are not cute, and I don't think anyone beyond whacky PETA types weeps for them.
 
2013-11-06 09:43:01 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: And how would this be different for puppies? Also, would shooting them from the platform been more efficient?


This all seems so complicated.  Keep the train moving, problem solves itself.
 
2013-11-06 09:46:12 AM

unyon: PC LOAD LETTER: And how would this be different for puppies? Also, would shooting them from the platform been more efficient?

This all seems so complicated.  Keep the train moving, problem solves itself.


with kitten and puppy shredding blades in the front: it's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-11-06 09:47:52 AM
The Republican would have won if it weren't for widespread election fraud by the Democrats! It sounds like it's time for some anti-fraud voting regulations in NY. I'll bet Texas would be willing to give them some tips.
 
2013-11-06 09:52:19 AM

Aar1012: You'd think that'd be a large turnover of mayors but Bloomberg was there for 12 and Guliani was there for 8.


Like that, in a way.  While I know some people like to biatch about term limits and the like, there's benefits from having some one there for a while for experience and stability.
 
2013-11-06 09:54:45 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?


i hear that having trains run over the homeless creates jobs.  why do people hate the economy so much that they don't sanction killing the homeless?
 
2013-11-06 09:59:09 AM
Ugh.
I'm a libby, lib, lib, but I voted for Lhota for a few reasons.
1) The kitten question, yes, I'd have a thousand kittens slaughtered on the Subway tracks than have my morning commute extended by 10 minutes. And 99.9999% of New Yorkers would agree with me.
2) The City Council is going to be dominated by city special interest groups.
3) (and this is the most important reason) The funding for the Universal Pre-K is supposed to come from a tax on the wealthy. In order to impose that tax the city needs approval from the Governor and State Legislature, if we ignore the minor facts of both those parties are running for reelection next year and they are on record as not supporting this tax increase. Albany and the rest of the inbred Hillbillies of NY State have made it their life's work to screw over NYC. When Bloomberg was donating millions to those State Senators, they were still stabbing the City in the back. And de Blasio  thinks he can get them to work with him to impose a new tax to help the poor and minority children of this city? Farker has no sense of reality.
 
2013-11-06 09:59:43 AM

Satanic_Hamster: Kinda surprised that he's the first Democratic mayor for NYC in two decades.


You wouldn't be if you saw what came before those two decades.
 
2013-11-06 09:59:46 AM
Anyone else finding the comparison with Mexican landslides triggering their OCD? It's not saying that the landslide last night ranks up there with the largest of Mexican landslides. It's saying there exist landslides in Mexico milquetoast and lame enough that last night was slightly better. Sure, and my breakfast this morning smelled better than a number of foul things, but I wouldn't call it ambrosia either.
 
2013-11-06 10:03:05 AM

gunslinger_RG: Not living in the New York area, I have only gotten to see a bit on Blasio.  However, from what I saw I generally really liked this candidate.  It is hard to describe exactly, but somehow he came off as a real person and not a caricature of a political party.  It wasn't that he had an interracial marriage but the genuine way they interacted and cared for one another.  They seemed more real than our traditional candidates and their families seem today.

I am wishing him the best.  Maybe I am naive, but I hope that his landslide victory was the response of an electorate presented with the opportunity to vote for someone and not as seems all to common today, simply voting for some ideology or worse, against a hated rival.


His son needs a haircut
/off the lawn
 
2013-11-06 10:03:33 AM

Komplex: 3) (and this is the most important reason) The funding for the Universal Pre-K is supposed to come from a tax on the wealthy. In order to impose that tax the city needs approval from the Governor and State Legislature, if we ignore the minor facts of both those parties are running for reelection next year and they are on record as not supporting this tax increase. Albany and the rest of the inbred Hillbillies of NY State have made it their life's work to screw over NYC. When Bloomberg was donating millions to those State Senators, they were still stabbing the City in the back. And de Blasio thinks he can get them to work with him to impose a new tax to help the poor and minority children of this city? Farker has no sense of reality.


If only the NYC delegation in Albany could go more than a month or two without one of their members getting popped for corruption...
 
2013-11-06 10:04:00 AM
Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out Bloomie
 
2013-11-06 10:08:31 AM

Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?


I can't think of a more heartwarming example of "the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better." There's nothing like dead kittens to take the sting out of an epic electoral spanking, am I right?
 
2013-11-06 10:14:04 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

And how would this be different for puppies? Also, would shooting them from the platform been more efficient?


Dead puppies aren't much fun.
 
2013-11-06 10:20:20 AM

BMulligan: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

I can't think of a more heartwarming example of "the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better." There's nothing like dead kittens to take the sting out of an epic electoral spanking, am I right?


I heard that NYC even employs exterminators to kill rats merely for the crime of being a rat. True story.
 
2013-11-06 10:22:12 AM

CPennypacker: Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out Bloomie


You're gonna be a conservative by the end of DiBlahsio's first term, Penny ;)
 
2013-11-06 10:23:43 AM

skullkrusher: BMulligan: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

I can't think of a more heartwarming example of "the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better." There's nothing like dead kittens to take the sting out of an epic electoral spanking, am I right?

I heard that NYC even employs exterminators to kill rats merely for the crime of being a rat. True story.


The company I work for uses a rat as one of its trademarks.
 
2013-11-06 10:24:24 AM

Gulper Eel: Satanic_Hamster: Kinda surprised that he's the first Democratic mayor for NYC in two decades.

You wouldn't be if you saw what came before those two decades.


People loved Koch. Stinkins, not so much. Childish politician nicknames are gonna be my thing today I think.
 
2013-11-06 10:25:11 AM

skullkrusher: CPennypacker: Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out Bloomie

You're gonna be a conservative by the end of DiBlahsio's first term, Penny ;)


That's racist.
 
2013-11-06 10:25:21 AM

BMulligan: skullkrusher: BMulligan: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

I can't think of a more heartwarming example of "the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better." There's nothing like dead kittens to take the sting out of an epic electoral spanking, am I right?

I heard that NYC even employs exterminators to kill rats merely for the crime of being a rat. True story.

The company I work for uses a rat as one of its trademarks.


Big inflatable one outside the front entrance? We have lots of those
 
2013-11-06 10:25:39 AM

BMulligan: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

I can't think of a more heartwarming example of "the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better." There's nothing like dead kittens to take the sting out of an epic electoral spanking, am I right?


So, how many hours are the kittens lives worth? Answer the farking question.
 
2013-11-06 10:26:13 AM

imontheinternet: ... and the Overton window once again shifts ever so slowly to the left.

I hope de Blasio does great things in NYC and shows what progressive policies can do for the people.


Here's the rub, though- and, actually, this goes quite a way in explaining the differences in the two major parties today. Cities are the ultimate in pragmatic politics. At a state level, you can govern by ideology, because the Federal government handles a lot of the big-picture stuff. But running a city means you've constantly got to find a way to make things work.

If a state government shut down for a month, it would be mildly inconvenient. Suspend a city's municipal trash pick-up for a month, and it's a different story altogether.
 
2013-11-06 10:26:29 AM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Debeo Summa Credo: DemonEater: Considering his opponent stated he'd have cheerfully let kittens get smashed by trains, it's a surprise it was that close.

Good god, modern Republicans are LITERALLY turning into the mustache-twirling villains of the silent movie era.

Those kittens delayed two subway lines for about 2 hours. So lets very conservatively estimate that the delay cost commuters 1,000 hours. Are the lives of two kittens worth 1,000 hours of commuter time? That's a tough question.

Tell me: how many person-hours are the lives of two kittens worth to you? Many of those hours were likely lost by hourly wage employees who lost income because of it. If it were 10,000 hours, would it have been better to just run them over? 50,000? There's got to be some number that we would allow the kittens to be killed, right?

i hear that having trains run over the homeless creates jobs.  why do people hate the economy so much that they don't sanction killing the homeless?


Really? Where do you hear that? Do you not value human lives more than kittens? What is wrong with you?
 
2013-11-06 10:26:35 AM

BMulligan: skullkrusher: CPennypacker: Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out Bloomie

You're gonna be a conservative by the end of DiBlahsio's first term, Penny ;)

That's racist.


After I submitted that I knew someone was gonna mention it. At least it was you and not someone who is serious about it
 
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