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Old 12-02-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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Politics 101:

Send a bill to Congress, state or local governing body that hasn't a snowball's chance in Hell of passing. Even if it does not pass you can at least say you tried but......
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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Politics 101:

Send a bill to Congress, state or local governing body that hasn't a snowball's chance in Hell of passing. Even if it does not pass you can at least say you tried but......
Yes. So he can satisfy the animal rights crowd that donated money and delivered votes. Because this has either two outcomes.

The bill does not pass, but de Blasio can say he made a legitimate effort.

Or the bill does pass, in which case the activists are very happy.
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Old 12-04-2014, 04:52 AM
 
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It is kind of sad as those horse carriages have been a cultural symbol/icon of Central Park.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I find it ironic that some NYC politicians want to ban the carriage horses on the grounds that it is inhumane yet if the City Council approves this ban the horses will be sent to a slaughterhouse. Talk about inhumane ....

I know the present NYC City Council is the most leftist legislative body in American history but surely they are not this stupid. They can't even see the supreme irony in all this.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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This is really a sad day in hell.
This is the best thing he has done, since he is in office.........those poor animals have been for centuries mistreated......and they have no place in busy streets of NYC with the population we have.......the people are not even safe crossing the streets. A day does not go by, that someone is killed or injured.....
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Old 12-04-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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I find it ironic that some NYC politicians want to ban the carriage horses on the grounds that it is inhumane yet if the City Council approves this ban the horses will be sent to a slaughterhouse. Talk about inhumane ....

I know the present NYC City Council is the most leftist legislative body in American history but surely they are not this stupid. They can't even see the supreme irony in all this.
Proof the horses will be sent to a slaughterhouse? Come up with a legitimate citation.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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The only good thing about this ban is that the serious stinky-ness in the area near The Plaza Hotel all the way to the Time Warner Building/Columbus Circle might be a thing of the past. It was quite an adventure every time I drove through that area, especially in the summer months! Peuw!!!

One time I was walking somewhere in Clinton and I guess I passed by the stable where they put all those horses, Lord almighty... it was as if NYC had a very long and super stinky fart. I almost died! It has to be lived to be believed. And it hits you out of nowhere. One moment you are walking, minding your own business and then wham! stink-a-rama to the ninth power. You ask yourself who farted and then you reach the conclusion that NYC did. There should be warning signs a few feet away, I'm serious.

With that said, it's sad the mayor is attempting to do away with this traditional aspect of NY's Central Park. Despite the stink bomb nature of all those animals, its still tradition and I think it should be preserved for future generations.
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Old 12-07-2014, 01:33 AM
 
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What was the big deal about the horse carriages? Why ban something that never bothered anyone and created a few jobs?
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