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(Jacobin Magazine)   In Bill de Blasio's first 100 days as mayor of NYC, he signed paid sick leave and universal pre-K into law. What has Eric Adams accomplished in his first 100 days? Not much   (jacobinmag.com) divider line
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2022-04-17 5:05:29 PM  
We get
He's Black
 
2022-04-17 5:27:43 PM  

cretinbob: We get
He's Black


Irrelevant. He's an asshole.
 
2022-04-17 5:29:27 PM  

GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.


Do you live in New York City?
 
2022-04-17 6:44:25 PM  
Well, he has been on Desus and Mero's Thursday night Showtime show several times, so has a Trumpian talent for self-promotion and hilarity, I guess.

Desus and Mero. I may be their whitest fan. Or at least the most middle-aged Canadian fan.
 
2022-04-17 6:45:05 PM  
 I have actually been in the Bronx. Bonus points surely for a place with more black people than Nairobi.
 
2022-04-17 9:32:39 PM  

cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?


I do, and he's kind of shiat.
 
2022-04-17 9:36:33 PM  

cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?


Why, is being black and being a arshole correlated in NYC cause they aren't anywhere else.
 
2022-04-17 9:36:35 PM  
He's been on national TV a lot. Probably hired quite a few publicists.
 
2022-04-17 9:39:19 PM  
He can't even get rid of homeless people with batons and hoses.
 
2022-04-17 9:40:13 PM  

hugadarn: Why, is being black and being a arshole correlated in NYC cause they aren't anywhere else.


There are plenty of non-black assholes in NYC, so there's no correlation between race and assholeness.
 
2022-04-17 9:41:11 PM  

LarryDan43: He's been on national TV a lot. Probably hired quite a few publicists.


Deblasio at least waited A BIT before completely falling off from trying to be a decent mayor and going into pure campaigning.
 
2022-04-17 9:47:14 PM  
If he hasn't cut taxes for the wealthy, then he is useless!
 
2022-04-17 9:48:08 PM  
Progressives simply can't win in a Republican-held stronghold like New York City. We need to court the moderate voters who believe strongly that better things aren't possible. You guys should be grateful we have a centrist mayor with authoritarian ideals to begin with, you don't want a Republican to become the mayor, do you? Then shut up and stop criticizing your betters. I'm to the left of you.
 
2022-04-17 9:49:20 PM  

cretinbob: We get
He's Black


He's a centrist.
 
2022-04-17 9:50:40 PM  

cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?


I do.
Can't speak for GW. Or you.

Happy to respond to hard hitting questions.......
 
2022-04-17 9:52:02 PM  
Maybe hiring an ex cop to run your city isn't the best idea.
 
2022-04-17 9:52:11 PM  
Speaking as a reader of Jacobin, I feel like I could have prevented this, but de Blasio never paid off my rent, so I had no choice but to not vote.
 
2022-04-17 9:53:35 PM  
Well, New York has continued is legacy of mayors who rise to mediocrity.
 
2022-04-17 9:55:43 PM  
De Blasio also made it a priority to commute the sentences of the so-called Central Park Five, which surely infuriated a lot of rich (wh)hite New Yorkers, Trump included. Just saying....
 
2022-04-17 9:57:08 PM  
What? But he's promoted so much crypto. Incredible accomplishment.
 
2022-04-17 10:01:57 PM  

Bloody William: cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?

I do, and he's kind of shiat.


Same.
 
2022-04-17 10:07:28 PM  
He's a low-level family grifter with exceptionally bad ideas about schooling, crypto, and forcing workers to get back into the office to help real estate price. If he hasn't actually done anything, that's an overall good.
 
2022-04-17 10:07:41 PM  
I'm not surprised Adams has done nothing.

Sliwa never had a chance against any of the Dem candidates. It was really about the primary, & Adams's primary win was based on a cynical trust of his former job as police Capt & that POS Yang working against Wiley, who was clearly the better candidate.
 
2022-04-17 10:08:05 PM  

cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?


I do.

And while I agree the article is garbage, uh, I didn't vote for him in the primaries.  He was literally none of my ranked choice.  He was a cop for decades.  Good cop or not, you don't work that job without many times in your career being corrupt adjacent.  And you never lose it.


So, yeah.  I'm not holding my breath here.
 
2022-04-17 10:27:18 PM  
Emperor no clothes/Truth to power/Feet to fire
What's not to like?
The article is concise and its claims are supported, except for:


It has been, for all its noise, one of the least imaginative administrations in modern times.


One of three lines throughout the piece to achieve conclusion. The other two weren't overplayed. I was half expecting some Shakespeare to follow, like a New Yorker article.
 
2022-04-17 10:35:56 PM  
Crypto is ridiculous, but when he said you could have one teacher with hundreds of kids using remote learning I knew he was a special kind of moron.

I am at my kid's school constantly trying to make up for the lack of resources. It's exhausting.
 
2022-04-17 10:36:50 PM  

Weatherkiss: Progressives simply can't win in a Republican-held stronghold like New York City. We need to court the moderate voters who believe strongly that better things aren't possible. You guys should be grateful we have a centrist mayor with authoritarian ideals to begin with, you don't want a Republican to become the mayor, do you? Then shut up and stop criticizing your betters. I'm to the left of you.


This why I won't vote anymore, especially for Democrats.

I am an intelligent.
 
2022-04-17 10:37:52 PM  

misanthropicsob: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

He's a centrist.


He's a loon.
 
2022-04-17 10:44:39 PM  

SplittingAces: Weatherkiss: Progressives simply can't win in a Republican-held stronghold like New York City. We need to court the moderate voters who believe strongly that better things aren't possible. You guys should be grateful we have a centrist mayor with authoritarian ideals to begin with, you don't want a Republican to become the mayor, do you? Then shut up and stop criticizing your betters. I'm to the left of you.

This why I won't vote anymore, especially for Democrats.

I am an intelligent.


Yup. Fark seems to have a special investment in runnnig these stories. I wonder why?
 
2022-04-17 10:45:23 PM  

SplittingAces: misanthropicsob: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

He's a centrist.

He's a loon.


Centrist, loon...

What's the difference?
 
2022-04-17 10:45:34 PM  
Here's a simple voting guide: Does the candidate like crypto? DON'T VOTE FOR THEM! Guaranteed they like a bunch of other stupid things, and they're probably an asshole.

Eric Adams loves crypto.

/Name a "good" candidate or current politician that really likes crypto
 
2022-04-17 10:46:23 PM  
He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.

But hey, I know! Endless biatching on FARK will convince NYC voters the error of their ways! Then Sanders will be President, Republicans will all start sobbing in their beers about how bad they've always been like what always happens at the ending of a Sorkin movie, and Yang (or whoever else you guys want - maybe a guy with a hardon for BDS?) will win the Jewish vote and be elected mayor next time!

I'm not holding my breath, but maybe you guys should.
 
2022-04-17 10:48:55 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?

I do.

And while I agree the article is garbage, uh, I didn't vote for him in the primaries.  He was literally none of my ranked choice.  He was a cop for decades.  Good cop or not, you don't work that job without many times in your career being corrupt adjacent.  And you never lose it.


So, yeah.  I'm not holding my breath here.


And, wait, now that I'm thinking further about this, I'm starting to believe you're a centrist who just wants to smear the left.
 
2022-04-17 10:50:15 PM  

Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.

But hey, I know! Endless biatching on FARK will convince NYC voters the error of their ways! Then Sanders will be President, Republicans will all start sobbing in their beers about how bad they've always been like what always happens at the ending of a Sorkin movie, and Yang (or whoever else you guys want - maybe a guy with a hardon for BDS?) will win the Jewish vote and be elected mayor next time!

I'm not holding my breath, but maybe you guys should.


Nobody mentioned Sanders.

You're obsessed and a possible shiat flinger.
 
2022-04-17 10:52:12 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.

But hey, I know! Endless biatching on FARK will convince NYC voters the error of their ways! Then Sanders will be President, Republicans will all start sobbing in their beers about how bad they've always been like what always happens at the ending of a Sorkin movie, and Yang (or whoever else you guys want - maybe a guy with a hardon for BDS?) will win the Jewish vote and be elected mayor next time!

I'm not holding my breath, but maybe you guys should.

Nobody mentioned Sanders.

You're obsessed and a possible shiat flinger.


No, he's reading the room. It's an easy read more often than not.
 
2022-04-17 10:55:41 PM  

Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.

But hey, I know! Endless biatching on FARK will convince NYC voters the error of their ways! Then Sanders will be President, Republicans will all start sobbing in their beers about how bad they've always been like what always happens at the ending of a Sorkin movie, and Yang (or whoever else you guys want - maybe a guy with a hardon for BDS?) will win the Jewish vote and be elected mayor next time!

I'm not holding my breath, but maybe you guys should.


Also, Adams beat Garcia by .8%

That's not a large margin.
 
2022-04-17 11:03:16 PM  

cretinbob: We get
He's Black


ACAB
Only a Democrat because he's Black
Only elected because he's a Democrat
 
2022-04-17 11:06:00 PM  

cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?


Didn't Adams live in New Jersey while running for mayor?
 
2022-04-17 11:37:15 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.

But hey, I know! Endless biatching on FARK will convince NYC voters the error of their ways! Then Sanders will be President, Republicans will all start sobbing in their beers about how bad they've always been like what always happens at the ending of a Sorkin movie, and Yang (or whoever else you guys want - maybe a guy with a hardon for BDS?) will win the Jewish vote and be elected mayor next time!

I'm not holding my breath, but maybe you guys should.

Nobody mentioned Sanders.


I don't have to. I have all the bros Farkied in red, you know. The near instant bleating about "centrists" makes it clear that the 'bro ethos of bash-bash-bash Democrats is what all this is about.

The only thing I can say in your defense is that at least in NYC you're not going to manage to lose the city to Republicans.

Probably.

But if anyone could figure a way to bring back Giuliani, it would be the 'bros.

Oh, and I'm not a "centrist". My positions are quite to the left, even in the Democratic party. What I am is anti-disingenuous faux-gressive crybaby.

Toodles.
 
2022-04-17 11:47:43 PM  
Adams isn't a loon, he's a goon.

He brought back the deeply unpopular SRG that was responsible for stop and frisk under the widely criticized Broken Windows policy. He's too busy sweeping the homeless to bother with arresting a mass shooter (who was literally blocks away from the sweep, had to call the cops himself, and the cops STILL couldn't find him until he was pointed out by a bystander).

He's an authoritarian who won because he appealed to authoritarian Republicans who weren't comfortable actually voting R.

Fortunately, LA's ex-cop who is running for mayor is currently polling at 1%, so we'll miss that bullet. Unfortunately, we may run into the arms of a billionaire who changed his party designation immediately before filing and donated to anti-abortion campaigns because noted progressive Karen Bass has turned her back on activists, police reform (to say nothing of abolition), and climate change.
 
2022-04-17 11:52:45 PM  

Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason.


Just like Hillary and Joe Biden!
 
2022-04-17 11:55:14 PM  

Mr.Insightful: Oh, and I'm not a "centrist". My positions are quite to the left


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2022-04-17 11:56:26 PM  

Peki: Adams isn't a loon, he's a goon.


He's a Democrat.
 
2022-04-18 12:02:49 AM  

misanthropicsob: Peki: Adams isn't a loon, he's a goon.

He's a Democrat.


So is AOC but she's not a goon.
 
2022-04-18 12:04:46 AM  
LOL dude pulled a literal whataboutism:

https://twitter.com/tweetbenmax/status/1515697514846035975?s=21&t=KNh_6IoGtZeNaQna_lwiIg

Asked on @ThisWeekABC about why crime has continued to rise in his tenure, @NYCMayor Adams says "national problem," & notes higher murder rates in Republican-run places. Credits Biden's actions, calls for more fed action on guns, & continued local prevention measures, too.
 
2022-04-18 12:07:03 AM  

Mr.Insightful: He was the preferred choice of NYC residents. Apparently by a large margin, for whatever dumb reason. Most political reasons are dumb.

But it's not exactly like voters there didn't have other choices.



The Republican candidate was such a farking joke that it basically counts as running unopposed. Silwa brought  his cat with him to vote, and tried to get arrested. Adams is terrible, and he knows that all he has to do is not fark up so badly that he gets primaried, and then he can coast to a an easy reelection in a few years.
 
2022-04-18 12:28:57 AM  

misanthropicsob: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

He's a centrist.


He's not, and he wasn't supported by centrists. He's a republican in a place where a republican can't get elected. The centrist candidate was Garcia, a competent manager who campaigned on fixing the low-hanging fruit that was broken to make sure every New Yorker had a basic level of services available to them, before moving on to more ambitious projects. The progressive was Wiley. The nutjob was Wang. And the Republican pretending to be a democrat was Adams, who was voted in almost entirely by a coalition of outer-borro Republicans and POCs who were put off by the more progressive and moderate candidates' talk of police reform at a time when right-wing media pretended there's a crime spree going on in NYC.
 
2022-04-18 1:40:08 AM  

IRestoreFurniture: cretinbob: GardenWeasel: cretinbob: We get
He's Black

Irrelevant. He's an asshole.

Do you live in New York City?

I do.

And while I agree the article is garbage, uh, I didn't vote for him in the primaries.  He was literally none of my ranked choice.  He was a cop for decades.  Good cop or not, you don't work that job without many times in your career being corrupt adjacent.  And you never lose it.


So, yeah.  I'm not holding my breath here.


Yup.

Adam's is the only primary winner I didn't have in ranked choice. All my other number 1s won.

I pegged him as a goofy-cop hippie-grifter. And he's not disappointed my hunches yet.
 
2022-04-18 3:36:04 AM  

cretinbob: We get
He's Black


His skin colour isn't what people have a problem with.  It's things like saying classrooms need to have 300 students and that cryptocurrency should be promoted in schools.
 
2022-04-18 3:36:35 AM  

Mr.Insightful: Bros


Ah, yes.

"Bro"

I see.

Your opinion has been duly noted and disregarded.


"I'm the real progressive"
"Bernie agrees with me"
 
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