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Sep 07 2023

Eric Adams: Illegal Immigration Will Destroy New York City

Mayor Eric Adams, who not long ago (video) was still self-righteously proclaiming New York to be a sanctuary city for illegal aliens invited in by Democrats to displace the American population, now explicitly admits that illegal immigration will destroy our largest city.

The Blaze reports:

At a town hall on the Upper West Side Wednesday night, Adams stressed that “this issue will destroy New York City.”

“Let me tell you something, New Yorkers: never in my life have I had a problem that I did not see an ending to. I don’t see an ending to this,” said Adams.

I do. Three steps: (1) pry Democrats out of power, (2) close the border, and (3) unceremoniously deport all illegals. Bibi Netanyahu shows the way.

The New York Times indicated that over 100,000 illegal aliens have stormed the city, overwhelming services intended for down and out American citizens. Having had its 200 shelters maxed out, the city has been dumping illegal aliens into humanitarian centers, converted hotels, school gymnasiums, and religious buildings, as well as imploring citizens to do what Adams is unwilling to do himself: bring the unwelcome guests into their homes.

The downfall of New York features wealth transfers to migrants invaders and to profiteers who have exploited the situation:

New York City taxpayers, some of the most tax-burdened in the nation, are seeing a massive transfer of wealth as they foot the bill for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to help carry out Mayor Eric Adams’ migrant hotels scheme. …

According to figures obtained by the New York Post, just two NGOs — Volunteers of America and Lutheran Social Services — have secured more than $35 million in taxpayer money to provide services to border crossers and illegal aliens living at the Paul Hotel in Midtown Manhattan as well as the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Long Island City, Queens.

The cost represents a small fraction of the $12 billion wealth transfer from New Yorkers to border crossers and illegal aliens, as well as NGOs and the city’s powerful hotel industry.

Although it’s tempting to chuckle that New Yorkers invited their own demise by putting people like Adams in power, as goes New York, so goes the country. The choice could not be starker: defeat Democrats or America dies.

On tips from Wiggins and Occam’s Stubble.

Sep 02 2023

NYC to Use Drones to Spy on Labor Day Barbecues

Utopia may not be well governed, but it will be well monitored. In case your phone isn’t keeping close enough tabs on you, our moonbat rulers also have drones:

Those attending outdoor parties or barbecues in New York City this weekend may notice an uninvited guest looming over their festivities: a police surveillance drone.

The New York City police department plans to pilot the unmanned aircrafts in response to complaints about large gatherings, including private events, over Labor Day weekend, officials announced Thursday.

Large gatherings are frowned upon by authorities, unless they are Black Lives Matter riots, in which case they are lavishly rewarded.

Mayor Eric Adams, a former police captain, has said he wants to see police further embrace the “endless” potential of drones…

Their potential for gathering information is obvious, and knowledge is power. Also, the increasing presence of drones can help habituate us to totalitarian rule as it consolidates. As J.D. Rucker notes,

They want us to expect Big Brother to be there, just barely out of reach, so even the most freedom-loving among us start to accept that we’re always being watched. Just as many patriotic Americans masked up on their way to get jabbed even though they didn’t really want to do either, so too will many Americans reluctantly accept this type of surveillance if they’re exposed to it enough.

Mind this is taking place in the anarchotyrannical dystopia of New York City, where actual crime has largely been effectively legalized. Once again, public safety is not the motive.

On tips from Wiggins and Chris Neilson.

Sep 02 2023

No Proof of Vaccination Needed for Alien Students in NYC

As we have learned from watching the Biden Crime Family avoid consequences, the rules the rest of us live under do not apply to powerful Democrats. These rules also do not apply to groups Democrats regard as “oppressed,” like the foreign invaders who have been unlawfully imported to displace us from our country. For example:

Close to 20,000 migrant children will have been absorbed by New York City’s public schools when the school year starts on Sept. 7. None will be required to show proof of vaccinations when they enroll, as is required for the children of New Yorkers.

Deadly diseases don’t care whether its vectors are in the country legally. Nor do our rulers care about these spreading through our schools, or they wouldn’t leave the border open.

It’s not as if Democrats don’t understand the effects of their policies:

In April, New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan warned New Yorkers that they could be exposed to viruses and diseases that have been eradicated from the United States due to illegal immigration.

Tuberculosis and polio will make comebacks in fundamentally transformed America.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 28 2023

“Misgendered” Convict Collects $160K Jackpot

Being a Woman of Color pays generous benefits in the People’s Republic of New York. Getting fired for showing up late for work 47 times has resulted in an $11.25 million jackpot. Even Women of Color who are not actually women get a seat on the gravy train. If they are criminals, they can climb aboard from behind bars:

Makyyla Holland, a 25-year-old black transgender woman, accused correctional officers at the Broome County Jail of abuse and discrimination after being arrested on criminal contempt and assault charges.

Good thing for Mr. Holland there is no law against impersonating a woman, or he would be serving time for it on an aggravated basis.

Obsequious false pronouns as in original:

[S]he says she was stripped searched by male officers, made to peel off her acrylic nails without the proper tools and ordered to remove her wig, which was glued to her head.

Despite disclosing her transgender status multiple times, she says she was placed within men’s housing units and misgendered – referred to as a man.

She alleged she was denied hormone replacement therapy medications for four weeks and wasn’t given her prescribed testosterone blockers or antidepressants.

Normally oppression this egregious would warrant a larger jackpot, but New York has already given all its money to illegal aliens. So Mr. Holland only collects a $160,000 settlement, despite claims to have been roughed up.

It isn’t only about the money:

Transgender people in Broome County Jail will now be able to receive transgender health care, be housed consistent with their gender identity and be free from harassment and discrimination. Clothing and toiletry items will be consistent with a person’s gender identity and access will be granted to gender-affirming items such as wigs.

Regarding the supposed right of the sexual deranged to “be housed consistent with their gender identity”:

A little more than half of the men housed in Wisconsin Department of Corrections facilities who identify as transgender women have been convicted of at least one count of sexual assault or sexual abuse.

Bestowing privilege upon criminals who choose to embrace transgenderism will continue to result in rape and sometimes impregnation behind bars. No matter; women rank below the Alphabet People on the totem pole of oppression.

On tips from American Mandela and MrRightWingDave.

Aug 24 2023

New York Wants Us to Pay for Its Illegal Alien Problem

When a jurisdiction controlled by leftist Democrats makes an expensive mess with its moonbattery, who must pay to clean it up? The rest of us.

New York is a case in point. It invited hordes of illegal aliens with pious sanctuary status (both NYC and NY State) and by offering outlandishly generous handouts and accommodations (see here, here, here, here, here, here, etc.). Now that it has predictably become swamped with unlawful moochers from other countries, Governor Kathy Hochul tells us to open our wallets nationwide:

Among her listed demands, we are to pay for New York to provide the illegal aliens it explicitly invited with housing, education, healthcare, and legal services (to protect them from being deported in accordance with our laws).

It makes sense for the federal government pick up the tab. There isn’t enough money left to finance liberal insanity through taxation. Money must be created from thin air by inflating the currency, which only the federal government can do.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 11 2023

Democrats Come for Ice Cream Trucks

Nothing is safe from Democrats, not even ice cream trucks. Brooklyn City Councilweenie Lincoln Restler finds them environmentally incorrect:

Restler’s proposal advocates for a mandatory shift from fuel and diesel-powered ice cream trucks to more environmentally friendly alternatives such as electric or solar generators.

As always with envirotyranny, there is a downside:

While the shift to electric or solar generators is viewed as a positive step toward reducing pollution, some operators fear the associated costs might threaten their livelihoods.

However, to quote liberal luminary Shrillary Rotten Clinton,

“I can’t be responsible for every undercapitalized small business in America.”

We have a climate emergency, after all. The climate doesn’t like ice cream trucks.

Also, there is competition with the Left Coast to consider. Squeaks Restler:

“California is working on a similar effort. I hope we can continue to take the lead in New York City for climate justice.”

Only one moonbat dystopia can be the leader in climate justice.

On a tip from Lyle.

Aug 07 2023

New York’s New Brand

Just as a fish rots from the head, a nation rots from its largest city. Let’s check in on progressive progress in New York:

The city is suffering a crime epidemic so bad even ice cream and laundry detergent are security-tagged in shops, and endless anti-business measures are driving down earnings, but politicians appear more preoccupied by the culture wars: woke causes and green issues, such as air pollution.

Yet for all the concern about air quality, the authorities have only themselves to blame for the all-pervasive stench of contraband weed on its streets, a consequence of officials’ disastrous tinkering with cannabis legalisation on the grounds of ‘racial equity’, which has led to the proliferation of 1,400 illicit marijuana shops.

And a city that prides itself on being the ultimate temple of capitalism now finds itself with 22 per cent of its office space lying empty, a stunning figure that is likely to get worse following the introduction of a congestion charge of up to $23 (£17.60) for driving into midtown Manhattan.

Those still willing to come into the city are expected to take the subway — which entails risking their lives:

Two weeks ago, even Alvin Bragg, Manhattan’s Left-leaning District Attorney and the chief architect of a controversial criminal justice policy aimed at keeping down jail numbers that has seen crime rates soar, admitted: ‘When one of my family members gets on the train, I, too, get a knot in my stomach.’

George Soros installed Bragg to drive crime higher. While doubling the number of felons freed without bail, Bragg prosecutes the heroic Daniel Penny for defending subway passengers from a violent criminal.

Last year City Hall said it would remove any homeless people who behaved in an ‘unsafe’ manner from the subway, but reportedly dropped the plan because the shelters where it planned to house them are full of the migrants and asylum-seekers pouring into the city, most from Latin America and Africa, and often bussed in from southern states after crossing the Mexican border.

Not long ago, Eric Adams proclaimed New York would continue to be a sanctuary city. Looks like he has changed his mind amidst the predictable tidal wave of illegal aliens.

As for the systematically demoralized police,

Some speculate that they’ve given up bothering to enforce the law because they know anyone they arrest is likely be released without charge.

NYC didn’t have to be like this:

It’s all a long way from the 1990s when, under Republican Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New York drastically cut raging violent crime by refusing to ignore even minor offences in a policy known as ‘zero-tolerance’ or ‘Broken Windows’.

The transformation after Giuliani took over from David Dinkins was astonishing. But it has been downhill ever since America’s Mayor left office.

Like formerly affluent Detroit before it, New York has entered the Democrat Death Spiral. As the sane and productive escape, ever more radical liberals will be elected by an ever more degenerate population until no one is left who isn’t living off welfare.

Remember the heartbreaking ending of Planet of the Apes, when Charleton Heston encounters the ruins of Lady Liberty in what must once have been New York? Reality has turned out sadder still:

On tips from Ed McAninch, Wiggins, and Bluto.

Jul 23 2023

New York Utility Bills to Double

Hopefully you have excess money, because you will need cushion to withstand Democrat plans to raise the price of heating your home and keeping the lights on. This is especially true in New York, where liberals have achieved total dominance:

Next month alone, Con Ed will spike rates across the city by a staggering 9% as part of the three-year rate plan greenlighted by the state Public Service Commission Thursday.

As for those who heat their homes with gas,

A typical Con Ed customer that uses an average of 100 therms in a month will notice their bill increase a hefty $17.28 — or 8.4% — from next month, per the PSC analysis.

It’ll go up again in January by an average of $14.90 (6.7%) and then $15.61 (6.6%) the following year.

Essentially, the rate hikes mean a current monthly electricity and gas bill of $70 will now double to just over $140 come 2025.

Remember when Barack Obama said electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket” if people like him were elected? For once he wasn’t lying.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jul 21 2023

New York City Will Pay $13 Million to BLM Rioters

Democrats are following through on their promise to fundamentally transform America. They do this by punishing good behavior and rewarding bad behavior, including some of the very worst — even rioting:

New York City has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought on behalf of roughly 1,300 people who were arrested or beaten by police during racial injustice demonstrations that swept through the city during the summer of 2020.

By “demonstrations,” the AP means riots; otherwise, the arrests would not have been necessary. Rioters being “beaten” means they resisted arrest so some degree of force was required to temporarily stop them from stealing and vandalizing in honor of the career criminal George Floyd.

With certain exceptions, people arrested or subjected to force by NYPD officers at those events will each be eligible for $9,950 in compensation, according to attorneys for the plaintiffs.

Not bad pay for breaking a few windows, stealing a TV set, and maybe setting fire to someone’s livelihood.

Needless to say, the next time the liberal establishment finds it expedient to seize on a preposterous pretext like Floyd’s fentanyl overdose to whip up the Democrat base into mass rioting, there will be even less effort to contain the mayhem.

The agreement, one of several stemming from the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, allows the city to avoid a trial that could be both expensive and politically fraught.

That is, the media would have exploited the trial to glorify criminals and demonize those who do not want to pay them even more.

[A]ttorneys for the city maintained that police were responding to a chaotic and unprecedented situation, pointing to some unruly protests in which police vehicles were set on fire and officers pelted with rocks…

Sorry, racist oppressors. Unlike disputing leftist ideology on social media, throwing rocks at you and setting your vehicles on fire fall under the liberal conception of free speech. Seriously, moonbats are citing the First Amendment to justify a second wave of Black Lives Matter looting.

[M]any other cities across the U.S. are negotiating their own settlements with protesters who spilled into the streets to decry [law & order] after Floyd’s death…

For example, Philthadelphia has already shelled out $9.25 million to race rioters.

The money is expropriated from the same law-abiding citizens the rioters victimize. In Liberalese, this is called “justice.”

Sneers Wylie Stecklow, skeevy shyster for the rioters in New York,

“While the arc of the moral universe is indeed long, sometimes it needs reform to bend towards justice.”

It won’t take much more “reform” before American cities are indistinguishable from Mogadishu.

Democrat dominance literally means rule by criminals, as Joe Biden so aptly personifies.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket, Varla, Wiggins, and ABC of the ANC.

Jul 18 2023

NYC Restaurants to Be Fined for Providing Forks

In case you were running short of reasons to avoid New York City under moonbat rule, here’s another:

In an effort to reduce plastic use, New York will start fining restaurants and third-party delivery services that provide disposable utensils, soy sauce packets, and similar items without the customer requesting them.

Plastic is so useful that the Democrat religion regards it as unholy.

Of course the media is on board:

With the popularity of takeout and delivery steadily rising, this new rule is arriving at an opportune time. It will encourage businesses and consumers to be more conscious about plastic use habits and hopefully curtail the impact of single-use plastic on the environment.

Next Democrats will require forks to be made out of wood:

In fact, creating one ton of plastic cutlery results in roughly 1,350 to 3,800 more pounds of [supposedly] harmful carbon pollution than disposable wooden cutlery.

Petty tyrants have constructed a petty tyranny, in which no detail of our personal lives is too trivial for woke bullies to intrude upon.

On the positive side, maybe the climate gods will be pleased at our obeisance when they see New Yorkers eating Chinese takeout with their fingers and send pleasant weather.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Jul 17 2023

Paid $2 million for Flunking Teachers’ Exam

If the Oppressed can earn $11.25 million by repeatedly showing up late for work until they get fired, how much can they rake in by failing a teachers’ exam? Plenty:

Failing the New York State teachers’ exam really paid off — especially for a Queens man who learned this month he’s getting a $2 million windfall over it.

Roughly 5,200 black and Hispanic ex-Big Apple teachers and once-aspiring educators are expected to collect more than $1.8 billion in judgments after the city stopped fighting a nearly three-decade federal discrimination lawsuit that found a certification exam was biased.

“Biased” means the test had disparate impact. That means members of certain groups were less likely to pass it.

This is why we have no standards anymore. Apply standards and you will attract the attention of the racial grievance industry, which will loot you into oblivion.

One reason the jackpot is so extravagant is that taxpayers will be…

…footing the bill for many of the plaintiffs to collect pension checks based on time never worked after they reach retirement age, plus their health insurance.

Adding insult to injury,

The city is also on the hook for the plaintiff’s lawyer’s fees, a sum that totaled more than $43 million last year.

The looting will continue until either we overthrow moonbat rule or the whole country goes bankrupt.

On tips from THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 and ABC of the ANC.

Jul 06 2023

From Central Park 5 to New York City Council

Being a left-wing black woman is all the qualification needed to become a Supreme Court Justice or Vice President of the United States. But left-wing blacks who are not women need to bring something else to the table to be granted control of levers of power — like having been convicted of raping a white woman and beating her into a coma.

Yusef Salaam has won a Democrat primary in single-party New York for a seat on the City Council, meaning he has won.

This is rich:

“When I think about the things that we need the most, of course on the top of everyone’s list are affordable housing, education and safe streets,” Salaam told the AP.

Safe streets would be nice. Safe parks too.

Because his conviction was eventually overturned after Matias Reyes confessed to raping and nearly killing investment banker Trisha Meili in Central Park, the media deifies Salaam as an example of a black oppressed by racism. He and the rest of his wolf pack were rewarded for their oppression with $41 million of taxpayer money. However, it is unlikely that they did not participate in the horrific crime. As former sex crimes prosecutor Linda Fairstein notes,

Salaam took the stand at his trial… and testified that he had gone into the park carrying a 14-inch metal pipe—the same type of weapon that was used to bludgeon both a male schoolteacher and Ms. Meili. Mr. Reyes’s confession changed none of this. He admitted being the man whose DNA had been left in the jogger’s body and on her clothing, but the two juries that heard those facts knew the main assailant in the rape had not been caught. The five were charged as accomplices, as persons “acting in concert” with each other and with the then-unknown man who raped the jogger, not as those who actually performed the act. In their original confessions—later recanted—they admitted to grabbing her breasts and legs, and two of them admitted to climbing on top of her and simulating intercourse. Semen was found on the inside of their clothing, corroborating those confessions.

Salaam has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Barack Obama. With such a sterling résumé, he likely has ambitions beyond the New York City Council.

On a tip from seaoh.

Jul 02 2023

Multiculturalism Enrichment From Decaying NYC

Even stories about the collapse of New York City into violent chaos under moonbat rule can have a delightfully upbeat ending:

A dispute between the two men boiled over at 12:30 p.m. in the three-bedroom apartment on Rev. James A. Polite Ave. near E. 163rd St. in Longwood [the Bronx], according to police.

The dispute was reportedly over drugs.

The 28-year-old suspect fatally shot a 32-year-old apartment resident in the head and grazed another man, 56, in the cheek on the fifth floor of the apartment building.

The gunman fled the scene, taking the stairs faster than his feet could keep up with him, sources said. When the suspect got to the third floor, his drooping trousers tripped him up and, according to a detective on the case, he fell with his finger still on the trigger — discharging the weapon a final time and blasting himself with a fatal bullet to the neck.

Multiculturalism can enrich us after all. What could be more enriching than laughter?

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and R F.

Jun 27 2023

Climate Police Crack Down on New York City Pizza

There is nothing that envirofascists will not take away from us in the name of the global warming hoax — not even New York City pizza:

The city Department of Environmental Protection has drafted insane new rules that could force pizza joints using wood- and coal-fired ovens — the only way to really cook a pie — to slash emissions by up to 75%.

Hitting the target would require installation of a pricey filtration system on older ovens, slamming mostly older, classic spots like Lombardi’s in Little Italy and Brooklyn-based icon Grimaldi’s.

Not all businesses can afford pricey filtration systems, the only point of which would be to demonstrate submission to leftist authorities by ruining the taste of the pizza. But as Shrillary famously told us, “undercapitalized” businesses that are forced into bankruptcy by their tyrannical policies are no concern of Democrats.

As one outraged customer told The Post: “I’m all for responsible environmental practice, but tell Al Gore to take one less private jet or something.”

Fat chance. The imaginary climate crisis calls for sacrifice by regular Americans, not the woke ruling class.

Those regular Americans are still out there, even in liberal New York. Here’s one who deserves a tip of the hat:

Pushback will become more widespread when the Climate Police inevitably come for beer. Moonbats will be firmly informed that there is nothing wrong with the weather and they couldn’t change it even if there were.

On tips from Franco, Wiggins, DCGere, and Blackjack.


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