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Nov 15 2022

Election Comic Relief From New York

At this point in the ongoing election, we could all use a good laugh. This story is good for a hoot:

Fed-up New Yorkers begged Gov. Kathy Hochul to get crime under control after her surprisingly close win in an “uninspiring” gubernatorial election — where she routinely downplayed concerns about rising crime in the Big Apple.

Beg all you like. If Kathy Hochul could govern the way she has and still win an election, she has zero reason to listen to her constituents. This goes for every Democrat who has held onto power, and the execrable party as a whole. Get used to living in fear.

“I’m happy Hochul won, but I don’t want her to think winning gives her a pass to keep things status quo,” straphanger Michele Brack said.

Straphanger Michele voted for more of this, and she will get it. Sometimes there is still justice, even in the ruins liberals are making of America.

Another subway ride in Democrat-ruled New York.

On a tip from Tlabia Majora.

Nov 14 2022

More Fun in New York City Subway

The New York City subway gives virtual tourists a glimpse of what life will be like after progressives have collapsed civilization into their anarchotyrannical conception of utopia. Let’s take another ride into our moonbat future:

Good thing there is video. Otherwise, police might be alerted every time someone sees any large woman who happens to be wearing a black jacket and sunglasses. No one in the media would be allowed to say, “The suspect is a black woman who looks like a man.”

If you enjoyed that NYC subway ride, more fun can be had here, here, here, here, here, and here.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Nov 07 2022

Hochul Supporters Assault Woman for Supporting Zeldin

Meanwhile, as top Democrats accuse Republicans of violence…

Biden sounded the alarm on Wednesday about the growing threat of political violence and attacks on democracy stemming from ex-President Donald Trump and his Republican allies’ Big Lie as the midterm elections loom closer.

…they remain the Party of Violence.

Earlier this election season, a moonbat attacked gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin (R-NY) with a deadly weapon while he was trying to give a speech (the maniac was predictably freed within hours). Now this:

A supporter of New York gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Lee Zeldin, was allegedly attacked and assaulted at a rally for Democratic candidate Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday.

It happened near the Stonewall Inn, which is sacred ground for Democrats because homosexuals rioted there.

Video obtained by Fox News shows a Hochul supporter appearing to punch and choke a woman named Angelica Torres.

First a woman grabbed her sign. Then a man assaulted her. Two others prevented her from retrieving her sign.

The thugs underscored why so many will be voting for Zeldin tomorrow. Lamented Torres,

“I was very shocked and upset that I couldn’t express my opinions openly without violence. Crime and violence is a big issue in our city.”

That’s because New York is run by Democrats.

New York City Councilwoman Krystal Hudson, a Democrat, was also reportedly seen tussling with Torres, who alleged that the councilwoman grabbed her. Her office has not responded to requests for comment.

Democrat rule means thugs don’t just own the streets. They run the government.

Imagine if a white guy choked a black woman like this at a Republican rally. The media would talk of nothing else for months.

On tips from Bluto, Anonymous, and Varla.

Nov 05 2022

Rapist of NYC Jogger Had 25 Priors

Top Democrat priorities include letting violent criminals run loose and denying law-abiding citizens their constitutional right of self-defense. To see how this works out, look to a city where Democrats have consolidated absolute control — like New York:

• Carl Phanor, 29, was taken into custody after allegedly choking, raping and robbing a 43-year-old woman while she was jogging in Manhattan’s West Village

• The victim was by the Hudson River Park on Pier 45 on Thursday morning when the assailant grabbed her from behind and strangled her until she passed out

• He then removed her clothing, raped her, and stole her phone, headphones and wallet before fleeing the scene on a Citi Bike

• Police arrested the man, who has 25 priors, at the Port Authority terminal after they found him trying to use the victim’s credit cards at a Target in Midtown

• It’s the latest in violence that has plagued New York City, which has seen a nearly 30 percent rise in violent crime so far this year

Meanwhile, Joy Behar tells us from the NYC set of The View that violent crime is falling under Biden’s rule.

The 25 priors, which include at least two sex crimes, signify that the liberal apparatchiks infesting the criminal justice system who let this sociopath run free are accomplices and should be prosecuted as such, starting with Soros tool Alvin Bragg.

Note that the victim did not have to carry a gun while jogging to be afforded defense by the Second Amendment. Parts of the country where the Constitution is still honored have lower crime rates because criminals never know who might be armed.

Even where criminals are incarcerated, so that it is worth the effort to arrest them, police cannot be everywhere. They couldn’t be everywhere even before they were demonized, demoralized, defunded, and marginalized by Democrats in the name of Black Lives Matter.

On tips from Wiggins and Varla.

Nov 03 2022

Shot on Way to Shoot Someone Else

It has become so dangerous in Democrat-controlled cities that not even criminals are safe as they go about their crimes. Reports the New York Post:

Man shot dead in NYC while bicycling to shoot someone else: cops

From the story:

The slain 26-year-old man was riding a bike at Crown Street and Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, around 2 a.m. Tuesday when he was blasted in the head by a drive-by shooter in a dark-colored sedan, cops said.

The victim – who had been arrested a dozen times in the city – was wearing black rubber gloves when he was shot, and investigators believe he had planned to carry out a shooting with two other guys, police sources said.

At least three people were shot in NYC that night. Later that day, Joy Behar informed the audience of The View, which is filmed in New York, that violent crime is falling under Biden.

To remain a true-believing Democrat, it isn’t enough to steer clear of media sources that might challenge party talking points. You need to avoid looking out the window.

On a tip from Steve D.

Oct 21 2022

NYC Offers Lavish Accommodations to Illegal Aliens

No wonder so many millions of illegal immigrants from every corner of the Third World have heeded Biden’s call to invade and displace us from our country. Look at the free amenities they are offered at the tent city constructed for them on Randall’s Island in New York City:

More than 60 dining tables are set up in a tent that also houses a recreation room with two popcorn machines, TVs, Xbox game consoles, ping-pong and foosball tables, board games and a bank of 12 phones that can be used to make international calls. …

In addition to the creature comforts, migrants who stay in the tent city will be able to come and go as they please, with hourly bus service to and from Manhattan — raising the possibility that they could secure off-the-books employment during the day.

Naturally, the tents have climate control.

Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol says capacity can be doubled from the current 500. The accommodations are supposedly short-term, but…

…officials acknowledged that no one would get kicked out for staying beyond a goal of just four days. …

[NYC Mayor Eric] Adams has said previously … that no deadline would be imposed in part because the city is struggling with a shortage of shelter space due to the ongoing flood of migrants, which reached 20,500 arrivals on Sunday.

Some aspects of the set-up seem designed to encourage long-term occupancy, including the rotating menu of grub cooked on-site in a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

The menu is culturally appropriate, featuring “South American fare.” Authorities certainly don’t want undocumented Democrats assimilating. They start by eating American food and before you know it, they speak English and forget who to vote for.

In addition, snacks will be provided and coffee, tea and water will be available around the clock.

No word on whether there is concierge service.

In addition to the creature comforts, migrants who stay in the tent city will be able to come and go as they please, with hourly bus service to and from Manhattan — raising the possibility that they could secure off-the-books employment during the day.

Meanwhile, this is how needy American citizens are housed:

The tricked-out tent city Mayor Eric Adams set up for the Big Apple’s migrants is a veritable wonderland compared to the dingy, run-down accommodations in a homeless shelter just yards away…

“They’ve got Xboxes? Get the f–k outta here!” fumed Baran Hines, 36.

The Brooklyn native said he’s been living since late August in the HELP Meyer shelter on Randall’s Island in a high-rise that’s just 350 yards away and visible from the new tent city.

Hines is withholding a five-star review.

“The smell is awful on every floor. The bathrooms are terrible with piss everywhere and s–t everywhere. There are flies in the bathroom. …

Hines said he sleeps on “a raggedy bed with a hard mattress” and won’t eat the food that’s served “because that s–t will kill you.”

Needless to say, Hines does not have his clothes laundered and folded for him, as the illegal aliens do.

Maybe one day Democrats will push us far enough that we start to push back.

On tips from Varla, Henry, and Wiggins.

Oct 14 2022

Hatchet-Wielding Maniac Arrested and Released Again

The maniac who threatened customers and smashed up a Lower East Side McDonald’s with a hatchet, only to be predictably released, has equally predictably been arrested and released again:

Michael Palacios … was approached by police around 5:40 p.m. Sunday after he was seen spraying graffiti behind 69 Second Ave. in Gowanus, according to police sources.

The 31-year-old messenger ran and snatched a bicycle from in front of a coffee shop and tried to ride off before he was detained, sources said.

The blue bike, valued at $3,500, was damaged in the chase, sources said.

The charges:

Palacios was charged with grand larceny, two counts of criminal mischief, possession of stolen property, making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments. In connection with [an earlier] graffiti incident, he was charged with additional counts of making graffiti and possession of graffiti instruments.

Graffiti is merely vandalism, which is a crime in New York only in a technical sense. Same with the other charges. He was released without bail.

What a glorious time to be a sociopath in a place run by Democrats.

Meanwhile, we are asked to believe that blacks like Palacios, who menaced whites with a deadly weapon during his McDonald’s rampage, is oppressed by a racist criminal justice system.

I’ll go out on a limb and predict that this won’t be the last time Palacios is arrested and released. How long he goes without killing someone could be a topic for a betting pool.

But don’t get the impression that you can get away with saying, “illegal alien” in New York, which is illegal. Authorities are likely to come down on you hard. That’s why liberalism is also known as “anarchotyranny.”

On tips from Wiggins and Chris Neilson.

Oct 07 2022

Anticop Councilkook Tiffany Cabán Calls Cops

Moonbats hate local police — until they think they need them:

Defund the Police-promoting Councilwoman Tiffany Cabán’s Queens office notified the NYPD after receiving a slew of threatening phone calls — just days after she urged local businesses to refrain from dialing 911. …

The callers spewed vile threats, telling Cabán they hoped she got “beaten up on the subway” and “your eyes fall out,” according to sources. …

The messages came after it emerged that Cabán and Assemblyman Zohran Mamdani had released a “public safety” guide that encouraged local merchants to call 311, instead of summoning cops, in most cases.

Dialing 311 is for nonemergency government services. Why call the police when there is no shortage of social workers?

Businesses victimized by the rampant crime that characterizes New York under liberal rule are instructed by the guide to “give the person causing harm the chance to correct their behavior,” obtain mental health services for the criminals that victimize them, and try “community mediation” rather than law enforcement.

This could explain the reference to Cabán’s eyes falling out

Cabán tweeted that “Subway violence is a one-in-a-million event” — outraging the woman who may lose the sight in her right eye after being viciously attacked days earlier in the transit system.

Cabán made her pronouncement Monday as video circulated of the sickening assault on straphanger Elizabeth Gomes in Queens, the progressive pol’s own borough.

We don’t need cops to prevent stores from being looted or subway riders from being assaulted by the sociopaths who have been running amok, but we do need them to punish disgusted constituents for telling Cabán they hope she gets a taste of the chaos she and her fellow Democrats have been inflicting on New Yorkers.

Life under liberalism.

On a tip from Jester.

Oct 04 2022

Making Easy Bucks at New York Gun Buyback

Putting idiots in charge of spending other people’s money results in monstrous waste, but sometimes also the opportunity to make an easy buck, as with insane gun buybacks in New York:

A man who identified himself only as “Kem” saw people tweeting about using 3D printers to make guns for the sole purpose of selling them for big bucks at gun buyback programs, like the one the New York State Attorney General’s Office held at the Utica Police Department last month. He got to work on a $200 3D printer he got for Christmas.

After printing up some lower receivers and frames, he drove 6 hours to Utica. There was some haggling over the 110 guns he presented.

“And it ended with the guy and a lady from the budget office finally coming around with the 42 gift cards and counting them in front of me,” said Kem. “$21,000 in $500 gift cards.”

You’re welcome, say the taxpayers. If they weren’t okay with flagrant waste, they wouldn’t elect Democrats. They certainly wouldn’t elect irresponsible fools like New York State Attorney General Letitia James.

Gifted as they are at throwing away money, moonbats fail at everything else they attempt. As Kem accurately observes,

“Gun buybacks are a fantastic way of showing, number one, that your policies don’t work, and, number 2, you’re creating perverse demand. You’re causing people to show up to these events, and, they don’t actually reduce crime whatsoever.”

Unless our rulers are even dumber than I thought, they don’t really expect these wasteful spectacles to reduce crime. That is not a priority for James, who has effectively legalized minor crime. Their actual purpose is to pose self-righteously as opponents of gun violence. However, the farcical nature of buybacks is so obvious that not even this purpose is served. They are not virtue signaling; they are idiocy signaling.

In August, James’s office triumphantly crowed that it had acquired 296 guns to be destroyed. Of these, 177 were “ghost guns” — i.e., homemade guns, possibly created to be sold to the state; 33 were admittedly “non-working guns.”

On tips from seaoh and Franco.

Oct 02 2022

How Terrified They Are of the Racist Police

Moonbattery is based on lies so preposterous that you almost have to admire the ability of the media to recite them with a straight face. For example, the Black Lives Matter phenomenon — which featured hundreds of declared riots and $billions in donations from corporations — is based on the notion that due to systemic racism, blacks live in terror of the police. The situation outside the liberal propaganda bubble is on open display in Midtown Manhattan:

That is not what fear of the police looks like.

The New York Post reports:

The suspect – identified by police as Uchechukwu Godwin, 23 – used a metal pipe to repeatedly strike the turret lights of the traffic cruiser parked on Broadway near West 36th Street around 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to cops and video footage.

Godwin was arrested soon afterward, as he must have assumed he would be.

He was charged with criminal mischief, obstructing governmental administration, auto stripping, criminal possession of a weapon and disorderly conduct, cops said.

His past arrests include grand larceny and criminal mischief. No doubt they have already let him loose again. He will continue to wreak havoc until he kills someone, at which point the authorities may keep him locked up for a while.

In the meantime, he knows he will be mollycoddled. That’s why violent crime is so prevalent.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Sep 30 2022

New York to Ban Normal Vehicles

If only the tyrannical lunacy would stay localized in California. Then it might take only a major earthquake to cure it. But moonbattery metastasizes. Already California’s plan to ban normal vehicles has been picked up by the People’s Republic of New York:

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced she is ordering state regulators to make changes necessary to require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035.

The move comes about a month after California voted to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in 2035, setting a precedent for other blue states.

Electric vehicles cost on average $19,000 more than real cars, even with the subsidies that force reasonable people to help buy rich liberals’ virtue-signaling moonbatmobiles. The prices rise in tandem with the subsidies.

EVs are far more expensive to maintain and to insure. Their battery performance is significantly reduced by hot or cold weather. They spontaneously burst into flames. The electricity that makes them go is not always available in states run by liberals. Where electricity can be obtained, it is primarily generated by burning fossil fuels, which according to the champions of EVs defeats their only purpose.

The stated objective of banning affordable, reliable transportation is to improve the allegedly problematic climate. Anyone who honestly believes that driving EVs will have any perceptible effect on the climate qualifies as cognitively disabled.

The proper cars that Democrats are making illegal are actually less harmful to the environment.

EVs do not make sense at any level. That’s why progressives have to impose them by force.

Deliberately making transportation less efficient is an example of why our standard of living steadily declines under Democrat rule.

On tips from THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 and Wiggins.

Sep 19 2022

NYC Ax-Wielding Maniac Released Without Bail

The ax-wielding maniac who smashed up a Lower East Side McDonald’s while it was full of terrified customers has already been released without bail to resume his antisocial activities:

Michael Palacios, 31, who allegedly grabbed an ax and trashed the Delancey Street fast-food joint in a fit early Friday, was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons charges hours later and freed, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.

Neither charge is eligible for bail under the state’s lenient criminal-justice reforms.

Palacios went off when a girl failed to respond receptively to his overtures. Who knows what will trigger him next time, or whether he will manage to kill someone?

Meanwhile, the same radicals who run places like New York want to deny the law-abiding their constitutional right to protect themselves from the sociopaths who are encouraged to run riot.

Liberal is not consistent with the maintenance of civilization.

On tips from DCGere and Chris Neilson.

Sep 18 2022

Civilization Unraveling on Land and at Sea

Utopia has almost arrived. In places like New York City, we can already see what society will look like when local police have been marginalized into irrelevance and the oppressed are able to breathe free. If you can still call it society:

Around 2:25 a.m. on Friday, a man wearing blue shorts and a black tank top appears to get in an altercation with another man at the McDonald’s on Delancey Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. However, two other men physically prevent the aggressor from getting near the other McDonald’s customer.

Note to self: stay out of McDonald’s on NYC’s Lower East Side in the middle of the night. Also, stay out of McDonald’s period and New York period.

The man has been identified as 31-year-old Michael Palacios of the Bronx, who happened to have an ax in his backpack. He took it out and trashed the place.

The ax-man then gets in the face of a young woman who was sitting down and points his weapon at her. He then bashes the ax on the table she was sitting at.

There’s never a social worker when you need one.

The New York Post reported that Palacios was charged with criminal mischief, three counts of menacing, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. The outlet said that Palacios has a prior arrest for resisting arrest.

They invariably have a rap sheet, usually a long one. It would not be surprising if he is already loose again.

If the stress of living in the city gets to be too much, you can always get away from it by going on a cruise:

Two groups were seen arguing onboard a Carnival Sunrise cruise ship recently but the argument eventually became physical.

“The violence culminates with a man pummeling a woman while she’s on the ground and he leans over her,” the Daily Mail reported Friday. …

The incident reportedly happened on September 9 and “Records show that the Carnival Sunrise made stops in Ocho Rio, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island and Miami, Florida, around the time that beating took place,” the Mail article said.

Now that smart phones and the Internet make everyone a journalist, we have video of events like this:

This isn’t the first time:

A similar instance happened in June when a fight broke out on the dance floor of a Carnival cruise ship, Breitbart News reported.

More video:

The main thing that differentiates conservatives from liberals could be that conservatives understand that civilization is fragile and not to be taken for granted. This becomes ever easier to understand as America is fundamentally transformed.

On tips from Wiggins and Feet2Fire.

Sep 10 2022

NYC Tap Water Challenge

First there was Flint. Then came Jackson. But don’t worry about the water in New York City, because the mayor is this guy:

NYC tap water was recently found to contain toxic levels of arsenic, but then the lab retracted its findings. The polio is in the wastewater, not the tap water. All the same, it would be wise to stick to bottled water in NYC, and wiser still to steer clear of the place until after it has been liberated from moonbat rule.

On a tip from Wiggins.

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