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Friday, New York’s paper of record addressed the leadership of both New Yorks, the city and the state.

First, many have complained that they want a leader who is a “uniter, not a divider.” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to have stepped up and filled that role. The right has long had disdain for the borderline communist. Now even far-Left protestors are booing, jeering, and turning their back on the mayor. So when the topic turns to DeBlasio, the staunchest conservative and the masked Antifa terrorist can turn to each other and say “I agree with you completely!”

Then on the state level, Governor Andrew Cuomo is wondering why looters are being released without bail. The bail reform bill that went into effect this year was signed into law by … Andrew Cuomo.

Both leaders support thousands of protestors on the streets but won’t allow churches to open. It is not safe to shop at Macy’s but looting Macy’s is somehow risk-free. New York, New York, it’s a Hell of a . . . honestly, it’s just Hell.

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  1. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Leftists can’t understand consequences. All emotion and no logic. I don’t know what the evolutionary advantage of that is. I suspect it is a side-effect of something useful.

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  2. Misthiocracy got drunk and Member
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    All emotion and no logic. I don’t know what the evolutionary advantage of that is.

    Seems fairly obvious to me.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 3:02 PM PDT
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  3. Manny Member

    Yeah, I know. I live here. At least we’re not one of the cities promising to cut police. This is all absurd. 

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    • June 5, 2020, at 4:04 PM PDT
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  4. Retail Lawyer Member

    “There’s a lot of ruin in a nation”, the saying goes. There’s not so much in a city, I fear.

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    • June 5, 2020, at 8:25 PM PDT
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  5. Laptop Member
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    @vancerichards “… many have complained that they want a leader who is a “uniter, not a divider.” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio seems to have stepped up and filled that role. ”

    Laughed out loud at that.

    If you really want a feel for the disdain in which Mayor DeBlasio is currently held, read the responses to his tweets. https://twitter.com/NYCMayor  If only I had a dollar for each time someone suggests that he resign……

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    • June 6, 2020, at 5:32 PM PDT
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  6. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Cuomo’s feigning outrage at his own bail reform bill, because he wants to deflect blame until in his mind, the anger blows over. He’s not actually going to propose any meaningful legislation to do anything about it on a permanent basis — at best, he’ll call for a temporary suspension of the law until the current NYC violence is over (which also in a way ties into the booing de Blasio got. While the people booing him Thursday were supposed to be his base, odds are pretty good many of those boos were because they say the mayor as not woke enough, because the police had finally been allowed to start getting tougher on the protestors on Wednesday night, after the Midtown area was sacked two nights in a row by the looters. Cuomo’s biggest concern in his last re-election bid in 2018 wasn’t from his right and the GOP, it was from his left in the Democratic primary, so he’ll talk bail reform but will barely act, to avoid getting the ones not just opposing that, but wanting to defund/abolish the police department really mad at him).

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    • June 6, 2020, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  7. Gene Killian Coolidge

    He is a self-absorbed malevolent clown who has done more to hurt the city than any mayor since Dinkins. He allowed Midtown into a fetid trash heap. The subway, which has always been gross, became unbearable. He’s been at war with the police since Day 1 and has now allowed them to turn into an undisciplined mob, beating people in intersections. He stood by while rioters smashed up Fifth Avenue, reminiscing about the execrable John Lennon song “Imagine.” He basically “lost” $900 million in taxpayer funds that were funneled to a program supposedly run by his wife. No receipts, no one asks any questions. Meanwhile Cuomo, who gets accolades from the media, sent COVID-19 patients back into nursing homes and helped touch off a major health crisis, with thousands dead, because he didn’t want anyone to be “stigmatized.” I’ve lived around (and in) NYC for most of my life. Got married there, had my first real job there. If you don’t live in this area it’s hard for me to describe how bad it’s gotten. It’s an absolute disaster and I’m looking forward to retiring away from this area. So sad. 

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    • June 6, 2020, at 8:56 PM PDT
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