Friday, January 3, 2014

Emily Post Etiquette (Bill de Blasio Edition)

By, Chris Rossini

New Yorkers picked themselves quite a Mayor. Hopefully you didn't miss yesterday's piece on his astounding beliefs. I'd like to zoom in on de Blasio's Postian etiquette skills that he displayed so nicely during his big speech (my emphasis):
We will ask the very wealthy to pay a little more in taxes so that we can offer full-day universal pre-K and after-school programs for every middle school student.

Asking those at the top to help our kids get on the right path and stay there. That’s our mission.

So please remember: we do not ask more of the wealthy to punish success.
Isn't that sweet?

Those unfortunate kids will need to learn a few definitions when they "report in" and take their assigned seats.

The first definition is for the word "Ask":
verb. request (someone) to do or give something.
The next definition is a little tougher, but most important. It's a word called "Euphemism":
noun. a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
So the first thing that the unlucky kids should learn is that when a politician uses the word "Ask", he is really using a "Euphemism" for the word "Steal".

In other words (for the more visual learners) when a politician "Asks," he does not mean this:

He really means this:

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  1. Brilliant sir! A couple of days ago I wondered (asked?) how you could possibly better your 2013 content. You've answered!

  2. "Ask not what your country can do for you, . . ." More like ask not for whom the bell tolls. . .

  3. If this were truly a great idea that he and the people that elected him believed was critical for the poor to have, they would not want to risk its being able to happen based on the likely hood of getting approval to tax only the wealthy. Surely, every caring person would want to participate in paying for such a worth while program. I live in a Democrat controlled county and the easiest way to get their ideas scrapped is to make them part of paying for the things they desire of government. You should hear them shrill when they are included in the groups that will pay. Frauds, most of them!

  4. In New York City, he probably had to say, "yo! I AXED you nicely... Now gimme the money!"

  5. This scumbag represents the worst of the political class, and that is quite an accomplishment considering the stiff competition. This man is as anti-American as they come. See him for exactly what he is...

  6. Truly scary thing is that everything we are afraid he's going to do to NYC are precisely the things that the lefties who voted him in truly believe will make NYC a better place...even if it means a bloody revolution to make it happen. These people are nuts!
    I recommend that all same people get the hell out of New York!