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Our Lives as off-Island(ers) Fans are about to get A LOT More Complicated.....


.....courtesy of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (as well as, astonishingly, New Jersey's Christie, a staunch conservative Republican) ; not sure how many of you are already aware of the pending draconian toll increases for entering and leaving NYC, but as of next month, crossing the Throgs Neck or Whitestone is going to cost me $16, and by 2015, these economic morons will cost me $30 should I want to attend a game one Saturday night. THIRTY FUCKING DOLLARS just to patronize the goddamned city, including Brooklyn and Queens. And should someone dare to visit outside its limits while on vacation, well, I'm sure you can all do the math: SIXTY FUCKING DOLLARS. An absolute and inexcusable disgrace, especially when SO many people are suffering in these unrelentingly bad times, and this unbelievably arrogant cable magnate (jeez, NO shortage of those, what with my elderly aunt having to pay a ridiculous minimum monthly bill for Optimum courtesy of James Dolan who, unfortunately, is the one damned person other than Charles Wang keeping the Islanders - as we've known them, anyhow - alive.....) says, like so many public officials and business owners of late, 'let them eat cake'.

 

 

This decision, should it pass unchallenged (if it even CAN be thwarted) will do irreparable damage to Long Island (and the City's) tourist industry as well as further isolate and gentrify the former; the message this clearly sends is: you had BETTER be able to pay if planning to patronize the City Of New York. But IT will pay too, a ghastly price for such incredible shortsightedness - Bloomy has sealed his fate in terms of getting another term, indeed, his entire political career may be deep-sixed and I won't shed ANY tears if so - saw him as being another disingenuous, opportunistic parasite almost from the outset.....Democrats wonder what drives more and more wavering New York independent voters into the arms of the Republican (and soon, the Tea) Party? But with sheer idiocy such as this action, do they REALLY have to give it much thought? Too bad they didn't give more before deciding to gouge; no, pillage anyone who dares associate themselves with the world's most popular destination - until 2015, that is.....

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