Socialist Nanny State technocrat/wannabe Feudal Lord, NYC Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio, intends to rid the city of the menace of its iconic tourist and romantic industry of horse-drawn carriage rides. Because he doesn't like it, basically. He says "period" about it without even the faintest hint he's interested in putting it to the people or their representatives, in hearing facts presented on reasons, or even whether he has the lawful authority to summarily ban an entire industry from the city. This is the kind of ass chapeaux we continually see placed in charge of our major cities and we never fail to wonder why our major cities are disorderly and mismanaged basketcases to one extent or another. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...crap-horse-drawn-carriages/?intcmp=latestnews This is just one of those things... you can't really be an American or at least you can't really "get" America and be on de Blasio's side of it. I mean, you can be and get American and feel free to express your agreement, but there is just no way to be on his side of this and actually get this country -- same as with the soft drink sizes, salt, transfat nanny bans, or the various absurdities in San Francisco, or Rahm Emanuel's threat to blanketly ban Chik-Fil-A from the Chicago city limits. Who knows, maybe he'll want to close Aqueduct; those horses are exposed to the various pollutants of the Five Boroughs, right?