Monday, May 9, 2016

Blaming a chicken sandwich: De Blasio’s Chick-Fil-A boycott is a clucking travesty

Bill de Blasio, Creative Commons

For those of you around the country who don’t, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is currently under investigation by the Feds for corruption. 
He’s up to his arms pits in scandal.  And considering he’s over 6’6’’ that’s pretty high up.  Steve Cuozzo has written this piece in the NYPost that hits DeB where he lives. 

Eat it, Bill de Blasio!

Your suggestion that we avoid Chick-Fil-A because of the company president’s negative view of same-sex marriage made me gag.

The national chicken chain is opening more outlets around town, drawing happy throngs and creating jobs in formerly empty storefronts.

This was how the mayor welcomed them on Monday: “I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them.”

Chick-Fil-A will survive. But as long as de Blasio’s trashing eateries in order to stroke special interests — common sense be damned — why won’t he take on other restaurants which might offend certain ethnic and gender sensitivities?

Italian-American joints often hang photos of Italian mobster-playing actors such as Marlon Brando and James Gandolfini, and even of real-life murderer John Gotti. The stereotype-promoting pictures at Capri on Mulberry Street left this Italian-American mortally wounded. The attitude of the mayor, my fellow paisano? Omerta.

You’d at least think a restaurant which posed a clear and present danger to public safety might draw his ire. But when the Carnegie Deli reopened recently after a 10-month shutdown, he cheerily tweeted a celebratory photo of a pastrami sandwich.

Never mind that Carnegie Deli was closed by city officials for illegally siphoning gas — the same kind of stunt which blew up an East Village building last year, killing two people and injuring 19.

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