NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 11:33 PM
Mayor de Blasio plans to reduce the number of horses, but it’s unclear how many jobs will be lost.
What a bunch of horse’s asses!
Mayor de Blasio who yielded to and agreed with parking lot millionaire Steve Nislick and his NYCLASS anti-horse-carriage group — which spent nearly $ 1 million to obliterate his opponent Christine Quinn — says the city has come up with a horse-carriage compromise: Build a stable in Central Park, cut way down on the number of horses, limit the horses to the park and keep pedi-cabs in limited areas.
The horse-carriage drivers don’t want it, (nor to be out of work), the pedi-cab drivers don’t want it, and the city probably can’t afford it.
De Blasio plans to cut the number of horses from 164 to 95, which would also eliminate-how many jobs? Not clear. Oh.
And what would happen to the out of work drivers and the horses? Not clear. Oh.
Stephen Malone, a carriage-horse owner/operator/driver for 28 years and Teamster Local 553 rep tells me, “We’re working hard to make sure that none of that happens. These (horses) are our private property and nobody is seizing our property! Our horses are given the best of care, and we’re fighting as hard as we can. There is a need for multiples horses for (each) carriage.” Where would the 70 horses they want to eliminate go if they’re knocked out of the stables?
Nobody wants Mayor de Blasio’s horse-carriage plan, and the city probably can’t afford it.
Says one animal rescue activist, “These horses are working horses — they can’t be stuck in a field somewhere without stimulation. They need to be properly transitioned, as well. Horses are going to slaughter every day. I (saved) another one from the grips of a slaughterhouse a few months ago. Many horse rescue (sanctuaries) are struggling. Every day I get a notice to help save a horse from slaughter — from reputable people. Yesterday, three beautiful horses at a friend’s farm in Ohio. All with papers. All going to slaughter because the rescues are full!”
Would these beautiful animals end up at the glue factory to satisfy the whims of animal activists who say they’re being mistreated?
Malone points to a study conducted by Dr. Joseph Bertone, professor of equine medicine, and a team from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., that showed our carriage horses are less stressed than those in pastures. The mayor would know just how well the horses are cared for at those stables — if he’d ever visited.
At the very least, the city’s proposal should guarantee — just to keep it clean and above board — that neither parking lot Nislick, nor any shadow company associated with him, can be allowed to bid on, or build upon the site now occupied by two of the stables, which just happen to be very close to the Javits Center, which, in turn, happens to lack on-site parking.
Then you’d have a real horse race.
TRUMP, BAD TO VERSE
Oh those wild and crazy Corinthians! Donald Trump appeared Monday at the evangelical Christian Liberty University — no, not in a miraculous, Lady of Fatima kind of way, but in a Trump stump flesh-and-blood kind of way.
To impress the Christian audience at the Jerry Falwell-founded school, The Donald talked about how Christians are “under siege,” and then added, “…I hear this a major theme right here, Two Corinthians, right? Two Corinthians 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame!”
Jada Pinkett Smith, seen with hubby Will Smith, may send her kids to the Oscars in her place.
While the media’s having a ball with this quote because this is usually referred to as “Second Corinthians,” there are many Biblical online resources that do in fact refer to this section as “2 Corinthians.” Can’t stump a Trump on the stump.
At least he didn’t say, “I know these two Corinthians, great guys, yuge back in the day.” Or how about, “Those two Corinthians? They’re not coming to this country if I’m President.”
REALITY CHECK BY AUNT VIV
What’s the worst thing that could happen if Jada Pinkett Smith skips the Oscars? She’d send her extremely annoying, self-proclaimed theoretical physicist, time-bending children, Willow and Jaden, in her stead? No please!
The media was so busy applauding Pinkett Smith for threatening to boycott the no-black-actor nominee debacle, that no one dared question her motives. Then Janet Hubert — “Aunt Viv” of “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” — did just that in a scathing YouTube Smith takedown.
“I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination…” she said.
Later transgender actress, Alexis Arquette got personal, posting, “When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she walked in on his Sugar Daddy … then I will listen to them.” Really? I won’t.
Khloe Kardashian revealed that she and ex-husband Lamar Odom made a sex tape, but it’s locked away.
Question: Are there depths to which the kreepy Kardashians won’t plummet if they can squeeze some muck out of it for self promotion? Answer: Seriously?
The latest skin-crawling exploit came on when Khloe told misogynist-of-the-millennium Andy Cohen, (the man behind the revolting, woman-demeaning, “Real Housewives” franchise) that she and her once nearly-dead, still nearly ex-husband Lamar Odom, had made a sex tape. But it’s locked in a safe.
She just happened to say this while promoting her new talk show which debuts tonight — “Kocktails with Khloe.”
Her first guest? Snoop Dog, the man who called her stepfather, Kaitlin Jenner, a “science project.”
Eeeww. Call a plumber — another Kardashian is stuck in the sewer.
There’s something about Katie Holmes that drives men into performing heroic acts.
KATIE’S SUPER MEN
There must be something about Katie Holmes that drives men to heroic acts. Back in 2006, she and then-hubby Tom Cruise rescued a couple trapped in a car wreck.
On Monday night, her new real life hero, Jamie Foxx, rescued a driver from an overturned, burning truck near his home.
While her ex, Tom Cruise, can of course do the, er, impossible and hold onto the wings of flying jets in movies, Foxx topped Cruise’s real life and reel-life actions, breaking a window, cutting a seatbelt and getting the trapped passenger out of the vehicle.
But Cruise has plenty of time. After all, he’s reportedly got a billion-year contract with Scientology, which gives him 999,999, 947 years left to do any number of heroic acts.
I HAVE A DREAM OF RESPECT FOR KING
What next? Martin Luther King sale days? The Rev. Al Sharpton, sounding like he’d been hitting the iced tea, announced, “On your birthday, we’ll eat chitlins and watermelon and drink some sweet iced tea because that’s what you do. But on his birthday, on his holiday, we do what King does. We’re going to march…” And use stereotypes? Worse, self-absorbed white actor Zac Efron posted, “I’m grateful for a couple things today: Martin Luther King Jr & 10 million followers on IG #MLKDay.” Now that’s what you call a real Twitter twit!