Beating up on de Blasio gets you nowhere
Kiddies, class will come to order. Today’s subject is our 109th mayor. Stop beating up on Bill de Blasio. You can’t win.
Being the biggest and best, New York City’s had the biggest and best. We’re used to beauties. The Roaring ’20s was liberal Democrat Jimmy Walker. A hundred years later, it’s the soaring ’20s and liberal Democrat de Blasio.
Attitudes change. Politicians not.
Bicycles, traffic, taxes, construction, garbage, prices, housing, homeless, our big blackout, his wife’s involvements, NYPD, Eric Garner, school’s lousy chancellor, pedestrian plazas, etc. Please …
NYC will not win battling de Blasio. Why? He doesn’t care. He’s planning to go on — and up. In his mind, we’re like some lover he’s already had — we’re over. Done.
Single-minded, he defies any course of events. He changed his legal birth name from Warren Wilhelm Jr., and forget why he now says why. He took Chirlane as his bride. Dinkins’ low-level volunteer, he ended up Hillary’s campaign manager. Next, the Olympic jump to city hall.
He knows he ain’t our next president. The man’s knife-edge smart. Why visit The Bronx with its political issues, health issues, environmental issues, urban issues, poverty issues? He’s already been there and gone. The issues stay.
But being a lame duck, now he’s quacking anew. Laying groundwork. In cornfields he’s never been to before. Glad-handing Okies who can actually read a little. Come future time, he’ll be ready. He’ll know fresh folks. He’ll have seeded the ground. He’ll have shared a cup of Ovaltine in cow barns.
De Blasio’s interest is strictly himself and family. He knows what he wants and what to do to get it. The man doesn’t need us anymore. Now we’re an annoyance. He’s onto the next. Watch. See Dante’s former afro shrink into a crew cut.
Unchanged is de Blasio’s lefty attitude. His parents had it in their DNA. Early chums called him “Comrade.” He honeymooned in Cuba. Went to Nicaragua to aid the Sandinistas. He makes Barfy Sanders look like a redneck.
Forget knocking Bill de Blasio. The man is heavy-duty focused.
Boys aren’t so good
“Good Boys” is a Seth Rogen-produced raunchy randy R-rated comedy about 12-year-old boys who are not good. The concept is potty-mouth filth. Not only shouldn’t his kid actors be throwing F-bombs, but same age boys shouldn’t even be watching it.
Seth: “The kid actors are crazy and funny. But when they got to set, they grew up quickly and got gross fast.”
Oh, lovely. But if you’re into plain filth you can just listen to Scaramucci, whose wife’s ambition is to be one of TV’s Best Housewives of Ugh.
Spotlight on women’s success
Julia Louis-Dreyfus graduated from the small screen with “Enough Said” in 2013. Next up a big movie with Will Ferrell. Called “Downhill,” it’s a remake of the 2014 Swedish film “Force Majeure” …
Ladies are doing well. Maisie Williams has racked up nearly 2.9 million Twitter followers and 11.9 million Instagram followers at age 22. She’s also doing a six-part comedy series tentatively titled “Two Weeks to Live.” And she also just launched a social-media platform called Daisie, where creative types can network and collaborate.
Suits on the move
West 66/67th’s highly polished offices of highly paid ABC/Disney types is going poop as their Hudson Yards relocation speeds up. Overnight, leftover employees see newbies in the building’s halls, lobbies, elevators, restrooms since Mickey the Mouse bought our 21st Century Fox. Lazard Frères former chairman Michel David-Weill was born in France. During the Nazi occupation, countrymen baptized him Catholic and hid the little Jewish boy. Now, American Hospital of Paris and our Metropolitan Club are honoring him.
“Please — he’s a great business leader. He’s the one put B. Altman on the map.”
Definitely only in New York, kids, only in New York.
Source : Cindy Adams Link