NYC elects commie, again. Point and laugh harder folks

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
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In other words you can never escape being fucked by us and we have the legal authority to do it. I would now ask the question why any business would set up shop in ny, now that this is known. Cuomo, the Dems and the stupid people who voted for this shit for decades deserve what they get. Fucking dummies really thought they were on the same side, nope grease up your arse
The thing is, nobody who voted for this will ever see it as a bad thing.
 

Creasy Bear

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The thing is, nobody who voted for this will ever see it as a bad thing.
Even the ones that are running to Florida. They'll just bring the disease with them, go to the polls, and infect Florida with the leftists AIDS.
 

Mags

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Even the ones that are running to Florida. They'll just bring the disease with them, go to the polls, and infect Florida with the leftists AIDS.
Yep Floridians have already been bitching about this.
 

mascan42

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This is the state level, but the idiocy still applies.

NY-based NCAA swim teams are being forced to stay out-of-state when competing in the championships in North Carolina.
Because of the Governor's ban on state-sponsored travel to NC.
On account of the anti-trans bathroom law.
That was repealed 2 years ago.

To be fair, news travels slow in a liberal's mind. He probably hasn't heard about it yet.
foxnews.com
Cuomo order against defunct NC bathroom bill means swim team must stay in another state
The champion swim team from SUNY Geneseo will be forced to stay in neighboring Virginia to attend the NCAA Division III championships this month in Greensboro, North Carolina due to an executive order drafted by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2016.

Student-athletes from a group of colleges in upstate New York may be at a disadvantage at this month’s NCAA Division III Swimming Championship in North Carolina because they'll have to stay in another state, thanks to an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted in 2016.

The irony is that the order initially was in response to North Carolina's transgender "bathroom ban," which was repealed in 2017. However, Cuomo's order remains in place and the athletes still have to stay elsewhere

Over a dozen students from across three schools under the State University of New York (SUNY) system qualified for the competition in Greensboro, N.C. But because the current order from Albany, which bans publicly funded travel to the Tar Heel State, is still in effect, the team will have to stay over an hour away from the competition site in neighboring Virginia.

“These kids have worked a lifetime to get to these championships,” State Senator Patrick Gallivan told Fox News. “It’s inappropriate to make a political statement on the backs of these kids.”

Gallivan recently sent a letter imploring the governor’s office to either rescind the order or at the least, make an exception for the SUNY swim team.

"Unfortunately, Executive Order 155, which you issued in 2016, would prohibit these athletes from actually staying in North Carolina, forcing them to make accommodations in a neighboring state and make lengthy commutes to and from the competition in Greensboro on a daily basis,” reads the letter, a copy of which was provided to Fox News.

“This is not only a distraction for the athletes and their coaches; it puts them at a competitive disadvantage and could have a negative impact on their performance. The additional travel required will also add to the overall cost for attending the tournament.”

Executive Order 155, which was signed into law in March 2016 by Cuomo, states that all New York agencies, departments, boards, authorities, and commissions must review all requests for state-funded or state-sponsored travel to the state of North Carolina so long as there is a law there that creates the grounds for discrimination against LGBT citizens. It also bars any publicly funded or publicly sponsored travel to such a location, unless such travel is necessary for the enforcement of New York State law.

The North Carolina legislature repealed the Bathroom Law, also known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act or House Bill 2 (HB2) in March 2017. The NCAA also had a similar ban but has since reversed its policy.

When reached for comment by Fox News, officials for Governor Cuomo’s office responded as if North Carolina’s ban was still in effect.

"In New York, we do not support blatant discrimination, bigotry, and bias. Standing up for equality is not a fad and as long as this anti-LGBTQ law remains in effect, New York tax dollars are not going to be spent there,” reads a statement provided to Fox News by Governor Cuomo’s office.

The officials did not immediately respond to a second inquiry from Fox News that made clear that HB2 was no longer in effect.

Gallivan says it’s not right that the students are being used as political pawns.

“He [Gov. Cuomo] said during the Amazon deal that putting political interest first was inappropriate,” Gallivan told Fox News. “It was relevant in that case and it’s just as relevant in this case.”

Normally, the NCAA covers travel expenses for teams participating in championship events like the one in Greensboro, and a go-fund-me page was created for the team by SUNY Geneseo alumni. But the team will not be allowed to use the $7000 raised because Cuomo’s office said the team would have to stay outside of North Carolina, no matter where the money comes from, in order to comply with the executive order.

“It just doesn’t make sense,” Gallivan said. “It’s the NCAA that foots the bill. They pay for the lodging.”

Officials from the governor’s office said that there is a “limited exception” for the swim team.

“The issue is not just tax dollars, but the travel itself,” reads the statement provided to Fox News. “Under the Executive Order, if you are traveling under the banner of state travel in your state capacity you would ordinarily be banned from traveling there even if there is outside funding, but we are allowing the travel there in this instance to honor their commitment to the NCAA to participate in championships.”

In a statement released last week, officials for SUNY Geneseo said that the swim team was abiding by the order.

“The members of SUNY Geneseo’s swimming and diving team are fierce competitors, and while the logistics of attending the meet will be challenging, the College supports the Executive Order that protects the rights of the transgender community. We have every expectation that with the perseverance and grit our team has demonstrated all season, our student-athletes will do well in the NCAA DIII national championship.”
 

Creasy Bear

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Flush another billion down the shitter.

De Blasio’s latest spectacular failure

Add one more overblown, expensive failure to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s list: the $1.35 billion New York Works program.

It started over two years ago, with his lofty promise to tackle income inequality by creating 100,000 jobs in 10 years that would pay $50,000 or more.

“We have to drive up incomes,” de Blasio said in a State of the City Address. “That means actually helping people to get the kind of jobs that allow you to afford to live in New York City — good-paying jobs.”

He put the city Economic Development Corp. in charge of delivering. Two years on, EDC chief James Patchett told the City Council this week, the program has spent $300 million to create . . . 3,000 jobs.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
This is the state level, but the idiocy still applies.

NY-based NCAA swim teams are being forced to stay out-of-state when competing in the championships in North Carolina.
Because of the Governor's ban on state-sponsored travel to NC.
On account of the anti-trans bathroom law.
That was repealed 2 years ago.

To be fair, news travels slow in a liberal's mind. He probably hasn't heard about it yet.
Yeah from what I recall, the whole thing was bullshit all along and a way to turn NC blue (which they succeeded in doing).

The city of Charlotte tried to push a measure which would force most businesses to provide a bathroom for non-binary or trans people. Our then Republican governor and state Republicans got ahead of it and said that you can't force a business to add another bathroom or space for these groups and rammed thru legislation that barred any municipality of doing so. That's when the lefty outrage crew came out in droves, called it an outright ban on trannies and states like New York made big spectacles about how they won't do business with a state that doesn't treat trans people fairly.

All that outrage led to a bit of blue wave in NC and they repealed the legislation.

Oh and with it repealed, has Charlotte yet reintroduced that legislation to force businesses to build tyranny bathrooms (edit: fitting how my autocorrect changed the term "tranny" to "tyranny")? Nope and they won't until we have another Republican governor and Congress when they'll pull the same shit again. So NY is probably best to just leave their ban alone, since we'll head down this road again within 10 years probably.
 

whiskeyguy

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Flush another billion down the shitter.

De Blasio’s latest spectacular failure

Add one more overblown, expensive failure to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s list: the $1.35 billion New York Works program.

It started over two years ago, with his lofty promise to tackle income inequality by creating 100,000 jobs in 10 years that would pay $50,000 or more.

“We have to drive up incomes,” de Blasio said in a State of the City Address. “That means actually helping people to get the kind of jobs that allow you to afford to live in New York City — good-paying jobs.”

He put the city Economic Development Corp. in charge of delivering. Two years on, EDC chief James Patchett told the City Council this week, the program has spent $300 million to create . . . 3,000 jobs.
Maybe they should try to get an online retailer to build an office there, that should add some high paying jobs.
 
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