The first mayor who does not care about the city.
Not all of his predecessors were above average, but De Blasio stood out for his apathy. He does not understand anything.
The closest thing in our country to Gotham, a shining city on a hill, is a sharp and clear downward spiral. With the speed of dizziness, prosperity and public safety have been stalling for over two decades.
Constantly warning that the bad old days are coming back, but they are in vain. The bad old days are here.
Violent crimes are on the rise, homeless are everywhere, empty storeprofiles and people fleeing into neighborhoods that were safe six months ago.
And de Blasio Shrug.
A child is hit by stray bullets and he says that it is “not acceptable.” For weeks, she blamed the increase in crime on the court system, then denied what she repeatedly said.
He now attributes the dramatic increase in killings and gunplay on coronovirus and weather, but says not to worry. He assured reporters that the situation would be “around” for the police and because “the summer would soon be over.”
She gets the worst possible press, her employee performs against her and the colleague leaves with a blast at her work habits.
He rarely reacts, apparently being anesthetic to criticism. Even the joke does not excite him.
It is a belief that he can march with his own drummer. In truth, it is because there is no one there.
He is so bad that the critic has run out of words about how bad he is. A fellow city Democrat, Rep. Max Rose, was making an uproar during an interview about the mayor’s performance when he made an insult that would be hard to beat. De Blasio, Rose said, is the worst mayor “in the history of this great country.”
This is not to say that the mayor is dumb or devoid of ambition. Tired of his job but in love with Limelight, he is focusing on a bread-and-circus approach.
The painting “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower is a kind of performance art that flows its juices. Recall that he had once gone to the Mexican border to hunt illegal migrants, but was seen outside a fence arguing with security guards.
Or when he went to Iowa to campaign for Hillary Clinton, who wanted nothing to do with him. A year ago, during his own Quikotic presidential bid, he attracted 15 people at an Iowa event.
He could see more people than that on any New York street corner – except the mayor wouldn’t walk around the city and talk to New Yorkers. Nor does he ride subways and buses. Businesses are dying by the thousands, but mayors do not shop in public or encourage others.
The other day, apropos of nothing, he said “My advice to a New Yorker is not to buy a car, cars are past, the future is mass transit, biking, hiking.”
This is a man who was ex-COVID after his policemen stalked him from his Manhattan home to his gym in Brooklyn.
But now he has found an anti-car religion and vows that “going forward, I will never buy a car again.”
Of course, this is also misleading. De Blasio did not buy the cars in which he now rides, nor in his previous job, public advocate, where he used a car owned by the city. Therefore, Detroit will not realize its personal exclusion.
His latest play for meditation is setting up checkpoints on bridges and tunnels to force travelers from most other states to follow a two-week quarantine. The government first implemented the rule in late June by Andrew Cuomo, but de Blasio has clearly decided to implement it now. Rule breakers may have to pay a fine of up to 10,000 dollars.
“The important thing is that the outposts are going to send a very important message that this quarantine law is serious,” he said, apparently serious.
The move is extra-odd, given that coronovirus deaths have declined sharply since the worst days of April and May. In fact, de Blasio’s sudden interest reflects his desire to get out from under Quamo’s shadow on the front of COVID.
His time on taxes is as bad as his time on checkpoints. Cuomo is opposing the tax hike for fear it will give the city and state another reason to leave permanently.
Not de Blasio. He wants a tax increase and does not care that the rich never return. The Mayor said, “Many of the people of New York are rich who are true believers in New York City and will stand and fight with us, and some may become good friends, but they will be replaced by others.”
Middle class people also rush to disagree with reality. There was nothing subtle about Friday’s New York Times headline. “Leaving New York: How to Choose the Right Suburb.”
The article acknowledged it as a given that the exit race was on, and the Gray Lady was offering help to those who have decided to leave.
The post has graphically revealed what is behind the flight. “Terrorized and angered” at UWS, read Friday’s title divided into two pages. The story and vivid illustrations show that De Blasio’s team moved vagrants, addicts and mentally ill people to three Upper West Side hotels, and that new neighbors are building themselves home in parks and streets, Very scary for the residents of the area.
Dr. Megan Martin, who helped organize the Facebook group of 1,700 New Yorkers, “Our community is frightened, angry and terrified,” told The Post.
Bess Fern, who is six months pregnant and the mother of a toddler daughter, told the paper in another report that she had just kept her apartment in the market.
“I have definitely seen more crime, drugs and harassment in a week than in my entire experience.”
And Bill de Blasio Shrug.
Old Joe is very conservative
Joe Biden first tells a black radio host that “you are not black” if you can vote for President Trump. He then tells a Latina interviewer that Latin Americans are more diverse than Americans.
Two comments are consistent with the conservative view of blacks. Biden believes that to be authentically black, you should vote for Democrats. Then he blames that conformity.
Utpat persuaded me that he would name a black woman his running wife. Given the filth he created, what choice does he have?
Reader Sue Goldstein, after experiencing election activists, is afraid of universal mail-in voting. She writes: “The caliber of some individuals was questionable (addicts, drunkards, young deadheads, older people with dehydrates). A universal mail-in ballet would require more volunteers to handle the workload and is scary, very scary. ”