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2013-11-06 04:01:10 PM
Chances of being japped on the platform increase 200%.
 
2013-11-06 04:18:54 PM
Lol@ Che stadium
 
2013-11-06 04:24:35 PM
"Peoplehattan" was pretty good too.
 
2013-11-06 04:26:30 PM
I thought rich people lived in Connecticut.
 
2013-11-06 04:28:02 PM

StopLurkListen: I thought rich people lived in Connecticut.


Rich people live in Connecticut.  Crazy rich people live in Manhattan.
 
2013-11-06 04:32:26 PM
LOVING the derp-gasm that is following this victory.
 
2013-11-06 04:41:31 PM
CAN YOU DIG IT?!
 
2013-11-06 05:02:35 PM
Worried mumbling from Brooklyn, as thousands of hipsters begin to realize they may have to start dressing like that unironically.
 
2013-11-06 05:17:47 PM

dittybopper: Chances of being japped on the platform increase 200%.


I for one welcome our new Lizzy overlords 


/The chicks are packed man! The chicks are packed!
 
2013-11-06 05:28:37 PM
In the world I see - you are stalking bankers through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear hemp clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Freedom Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of tofu on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.
 
2013-11-06 05:47:25 PM
Haha. Communism is so funny.

Ok, those are kind of funny.
 
2013-11-06 05:50:48 PM
I am looking forward to when the clueless New Yorkers realize, "Wait a minute, he is actually a communist?".
 
2013-11-06 05:51:25 PM

odinsposse: In the world I see - you are stalking bankers through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear hemp clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Freedom Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of tofu on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.


That's complete and utter nonsense.

There aren't any car pool lanes anywhere near the Freedom Tower.
 
2013-11-06 05:56:37 PM

badhatharry: I am looking forward to when the clueless New Yorkers realize, "Wait a minute, he is actually a communist?".


Brooklyn should prepare for boat people?
 
2013-11-06 06:00:55 PM
I, for one, am happy, fellow NYCers showed up against Bloomberg's authoritarian nonsense like regulating the size of sodas by voting for the the guy who came out publicly for authoritarian things like regulating the size of soda and did not at all prove themselves hypocrites who care more about the messenger over the message.
 
2013-11-06 06:21:40 PM

Job Creator: "LOVING the derp-gasm that is following this victory."



I know! It's not like any of those crazy, derpy concerns about what New York would be like under David Dinkins turned out to have any merit, right?

Biil de Blasio's platform consists of two main positions: (1) people's economic levels are too disparate, and (2) New York is too tough on crime. (1) would be forgivable -- even admirable -- if his plan for "equalizing" the populace was based on elevating lower segments of society to a higher level of civilization rather than making "rich" people play by poor people's rules. Sadly, (2) demonstrates that it isn't.

While there are certainly elements of derp in the spectrum of reactions to de Blasio's victory, by and large what you're seeing is not "derp" but actually informed concern based on history and experience. Many  New Yorkers are old enough to remember New York the way it was under the kinds of policies that de Blasio envisions. They recognize that both Giuliani and Bloomberg had glaring flaws, but unlike the Occupy Everything hipster crowd they have enough experience to look at those flaws in context.
 
2013-11-06 06:37:59 PM

Daniels: I, for one, am happy, fellow  NYCers

NYCityzens showed up against Bloomberg's authoritarian nonsense like regulating the size of sodas by voting for the the guy who came out publicly for authoritarian things like regulating the size of soda and did not at all prove themselves hypocrites who care more about the messenger over the message.
 
2013-11-06 07:23:04 PM

spmkk: Job Creator: "LOVING the derp-gasm that is following this victory."


I know! It's not like any of those crazy, derpy concerns about what New York would be like under David Dinkins turned out to have any merit, right?

Biil de Blasio's platform consists of two main positions: (1) people's economic levels are too disparate, and (2) New York is too tough on crime. (1) would be forgivable -- even admirable -- if his plan for "equalizing" the populace was based on elevating lower segments of society to a higher level of civilization rather than making "rich" people play by poor people's rules. Sadly, (2) demonstrates that it isn't.

While there are certainly elements of derp in the spectrum of reactions to de Blasio's victory, by and large what you're seeing is not "derp" but actually informed concern based on history and experience. Many  New Yorkers are old enough to remember New York the way it was under the kinds of policies that de Blasio envisions. They recognize that both Giuliani and Bloomberg had glaring flaws, but unlike the Occupy Everything hipster crowd they have enough experience to look at those flaws in context.


Well said.

/been working in NYC since the late 70s
 
2013-11-06 07:49:28 PM

vernonFL: Lol@ Che stadium


It's an old joke, from Eric Idle's All You Need Is Cash (a Beatles parody).  He says that they played Che Stadium, named after Marxist guerrilla lead, Che Stadium.
 
2013-11-06 10:27:23 PM

qorkfiend: odinsposse: In the world I see - you are stalking bankers through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear hemp clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Freedom Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of tofu on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.

That's complete and utter nonsense.

There aren't any car pool lanes anywhere near the Freedom Tower.


We just don't DO car pool lanes in NYC.  We can't even keep cars out of the bus and bike lanes.
 
2013-11-06 10:32:52 PM

spmkk: Job Creator: "LOVING the derp-gasm that is following this victory."


I know! It's not like any of those crazy, derpy concerns about what New York would be like under David Dinkins turned out to have any merit, right?

Biil de Blasio's platform consists of two main positions: (1) people's economic levels are too disparate, and (2) New York is too tough on crime. (1) would be forgivable -- even admirable -- if his plan for "equalizing" the populace was based on elevating lower segments of society to a higher level of civilization rather than making "rich" people play by poor people's rules. Sadly, (2) demonstrates that it isn't.

While there are certainly elements of derp in the spectrum of reactions to de Blasio's victory, by and large what you're seeing is not "derp" but actually informed concern based on history and experience. Many  New Yorkers are old enough to remember New York the way it was under the kinds of policies that de Blasio envisions. They recognize that both Giuliani and Bloomberg had glaring flaws, but unlike the Occupy Everything hipster crowd they have enough experience to look at those flaws in context.


Right, because it's necessary to stop and frisk any and all black and Puerto-Ricany looking people to keep crime down.  Or maybe...it's not.  And maybe New Yorkers are sick of being pushed out of their neighborhoods by real-estate developers building luxury pied-a-terres for oil sheikh's and Eurotrash.  Nah.  Must be 75% of NYC voters want to go back to the 1980's.  The time of Reagan.
 
2013-11-06 10:55:29 PM
And in the death As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy thoroughfare The shutters lifted in inches in Temperance Building High on Poacher's Hill And red, mutant eyes gaze down on Hunger City No more big wheels

Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes Coverting the highest of the sterile skyscrapers Like packs of dogs assaulting the glass fronts of Love-Me Avenue Ripping and rewrapping mink and shiny silver fox, now legwarmers Family badge of sapphire and cracked emerald Any day now The Year of the Diamond Dogs
 
2013-11-07 12:50:06 AM

Job Creator: "Right, because it's necessary to stop and frisk any and all black and Puerto-Ricany looking people to keep crime down."



You might have a point with Puerto Ricans, but as far as black people...

www.city-journal.org

/hot


Job Creator: "And maybe New Yorkers are sick of being pushed out of their neighborhoods by real-estate developers building luxury pied-a-terres for oil sheikh's and Eurotrash."



If that's the problem, then solve it by making it harder for foreign nationals and other non-residents to purchase real estate, NOT by filling neighborhoods with "low income housing" (read: slums) that make living/owning in the city less desirable for "oil sheikhs and Eurotrash" and everyone else - that's called cutting off your nose to spite your face. The idea (for people other than de Blasio) is to make things better, not to make them equally bad across the board.


Job Creator: "Nah.  Must be 75% of NYC voters want to go back to the 1980's."



A large percentage of NYC voters weren't alive in the 1980s. Many more weren't in New York. I can't research voter tenure statistics tonight, but I'm willing to bet that easily half of the people who voted in yesterday's election have no memory of, scars from, or personal connection to, New York in the 1980s or early 1990s.

They have never known a New York where you couldn't walk south of 14th Street, north of 96th Street or east of 2nd Ave. in broad daylight. They have never seen a fire in a municipal trash can. They've heard stories from their friends' parents about squeegee bandits, but have never seen one. As far as they're aware, Harlem has always been in renaissance. Hell's kitchen has always been a cool place to go for a trendy dinner out. Williamsburg has always been "part of Manhattan", Red Hook has always been safe, and the biggest risk they've ever faced getting into a subway car is that the air conditioning might be out.

If you showed today's voting New Yorkers the movie "Fame" without telling them it was set in New York City, many of them wouldn't catch on until about the middle of junior year. It's not so much that 75% of NYC voters "want to go back to the 1980s", it's that they care less about that than about stop-and-frisk because only one of those things means anything to them.


Job Creator: "The time of Reagan."


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2013-11-07 02:32:06 AM

Job Creator: qorkfiend: odinsposse: In the world I see - you are stalking bankers through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear hemp clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Freedom Tower. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of tofu on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.

That's complete and utter nonsense.

There aren't any car pool lanes anywhere near the Freedom Tower.

We just don't DO car pool lanes in NYC.  We can't even keep cars out of the bus and bike lanes.


Not to mention sidewalks and the occasional farmer's market.
 
2013-11-07 07:32:14 AM
So, this is the new Twitter version of White People Mourning Romney. Keep up the tears, douchebags, you've had it coming.
 
2013-11-07 08:23:36 AM

badhatharry: I am looking forward to when the clueless New Yorkers realize, "Wait a minute, he is actually a communist?".


Just like Obama, right?
 
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