Jan
21
2014

Bill De Blasio starts up GOP recruitment drive on Upper East Side.

Oh, this is going to be a fun four years.  Especially since I don’t work in the City anymore.

It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft!

Huge swaths of the city’s wealthiest neighborhood had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, leaving 1-percenters out in the cold, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity.

“He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and Life-long Upper East Sider and mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio.

Molly is, by the way, the daughter of Erica Jong, and is not particularly less liberal than is her mother.  I mention this in case you were wondering whether we might have infiltrated a recon team into the UES: nope, that’s one pure my-ox-just-got-gored Democrat, there.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you. I know that many of you are thinking that the tweet below is the perfect response to this:

…and I admit: I agree. New Yorkers shouldn’t have voted for somebody whose life goal apparently is to get as close to actual Commie as possible without actually hitting the red line. But they did. Choosing to simply mock them for it, and never give them a hand to help get them out of the muck and the filth… well.  It’s not moral, it’s not right, and it’s not even politically wise. I see far too many people on our side as it is apparently subscribe to the laughable delusion that modern liberalism is a 100% virulent and incurable memetic disease.  It’s not. And acting as if it’s hopeless to change people’s minds runs perilously close to subscribing to despair.

And I don’t do despair.

Moe Lane

16 Comments

  • acat says:

    Would “Bloomberg was an idiot, bring back Giuliani” work better?
    .
    “Giuliani knew what groups who voted against him he should take care of” ?
    .
    Seriously .. I don’t have the first clue .. okay, I have the first clue – english – .. but not the second for how to talk to these people.
    .
    Mew

  • Finrod says:

    “Remember when this city was running well? When there was a Republican mayor?”

  • midwestconservative says:

    My response would’ve been Lhota 2017.

  • midwestconservative says:

    I’ll give a crap about NYC when they give a crap about me and mine.

    • Luke says:

      This.
      .
      And not by telling me not to smoke, or eat fried food, or to drink smaller sugared beverages. That is not giving a crap, that is crapping on. Difference.

  • acat says:

    I wonder if anyone in NYC would recognize the name Michael Bilandic or Jane Byrne…
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    DeBlasio seems eager to set himself in the Bilandic role.
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    Mew

  • BigGator5 says:

    “And I don’t do despair.”
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    *phfft*
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    I know that was directed at me. But if you don’t want to acknowledge the inevitability of the world’s financial situation, that’s on you. There’s nothing we can do, Moe. The Piper must be paid and The Gods Of The Copybook Headinds will return. Even if Obama and Democrats comes to an epiphany tomorrow that spending more money than you collect is a bad thing and jobs is better than welfare, there is no way we can survive (or prevent) China’s or EU’s coming collapse (or China’s and Russia’s population problems). We are on a slow burn to ruin and there is nothing we can do about it.
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    And while we are finally pushing back on unlimited abortion, we are losing ground on every other moral issue. I am about to give up on that front too. I realize now that God has made his ruling already. He won’t rain fire or flood the world, He’s allowing us destroy ourselves.
    .
    So I am going to relax, kick my feet up, and wait until the end of world. There’s nothing that either one of us can do other than document these events.

    • BigGator5 says:

      Ha! Right on cue. Case in point: Gallup: 54% of Republicans are very or somewhat dissatisfied with income and wealth distribution in U.S.
      .
      Give it up, Moe. We’ve lost and we’ll surely lose in the future. The game is completely rigged against us. You don’t have to despair, but stop fooling yourself that we can ever win.

      • lineholder says:

        There’s a very real danger that exists in allowing the self-fulfilling prophecy principle to dictate your life, BigGator.

        I’m not meaning that as an attack on you personally. Some battles are meant to be fought with all we have to contribute. Some things are well worth the fight. And the future of this nation is one of those things.

      • Moe_Lane says:

        I decline.

        The subject is closed.

    • Luke says:

      “As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man —
      There are only four things certain since Social Progress began: —
      That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
      And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;” *
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      New Yorkers in particular had every reason to know better.
      They elected him anyway. They chose this fate knowingly, and of their own free will.
      I have no pity for them.
      They made their bed. They can lay in it. May they have the joy of it.
      .
      *classical reference

  • Luke says:

    “I see far too many people on our side as it is apparently subscribe to the laughable delusion that modern liberalism is a 100% virulent and incurable memetic disease.”
    .
    I have to take issue on this point for two reasons.
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    The first is that we’re Conservatives, which in a nutshell, means that we do not believe that human nature changes. It is a constant, not a variable.
    All great societies become decadent, because that is the nature of humans.
    We are not immune to this. We would *like* to be. But we aren’t.
    Take Social Security as an example. Everyone knows it’s insolvent, that the math does not, and can not work. Yet try to convince the body public to accept pain now to diminish pain down the road. It doesn’t happen. A supermajority would rather kick the can, and hope for a miracle.
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    The second is that the issue is Progressivism, with which 5 generations have been indoctrinated in state schools, and which some 80% of the population accepts the (untenable) underlying assumptions as truth unexamined.
    Not just the corner of it that’s currently calls itself “Liberalism”. Most Republicans are just as bad. Witness what happened when Republicans finally held the Presidency and both Houses of Congress. Government grew in scale and scope, became more centralized, and became less accountable. The main difference is that the utopia being pursued was slightly different than the one pursued by the Democratic party.
    .
    So, no.
    It’s isn’t a delusion that liberalism is a virulent memetic disease.
    It’s an acknowledgment that we’re swimming against the tide of history.
    We are doomed. We know it. But pushing back against that doom is still a worthy undertaking. We are Isaiah in Nock’s parable. And maybe, if we survive the recriminations, the Remnant as well.

    • Subotai Bahadur says:

      I go along with most of this. I have not given up all hope; but I realize that for that slim hope to eventuate it requires a level of suffering and hard times for the part of the country that remains America, such that it may well not survive. New Yorkers, like all Leftists, are no longer our countrymen. They cannot be converted in any numbers. An individual or two may have an epiphany after a dose of reality; but we are beyond the point where we can become one people again.

      That said, and noting that other than being forced by the government to subsidize their idiocy there is no way I can affect what happens there, and that they can and will affect my future for the worse if they get a fraction of a chance; I will point and laugh and enjoy every bit of their descent into Detroit.

  • Kyle Haight says:

    Allowing people to experience the consequences of their choices is absolutely moral. When people make a bad choice and others shield them from the consequences, the lesson taught is that the bad choice wasn’t actually bad, because those who made it didn’t suffer the resulting pain.

    I won’t lift a finger to protect others from their choices. That’s part of respecting their nature as self-responsible moral agents. I will, politely, point out the connection between the pain they’re experiencing and the choices they made that led to it at every relevant opportunity. My response to this would have been something like “Why so upset? You chose a demagogic race and class warrior to run your city, and that’s what you got.”

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