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Highlighted this week is a comment from a reporter for the Los Angeles Times who doesn’t like her town’s police.

These are the True Tales of New York City, as discussed from the ”Back of the Hack.”  Passengers are not bashful about expressing their opinions.  These are their topics, not mine.   

Things look bleak, but New Yorkers are up for the challenge, and this too shall pass.  It will all turn out OK, and the Big Apple will once again have its glory.  It certainly is now the saddest place on the face of the Earth.

**** The number one conversation this past week is the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her replacement, Judge Amy Coney Barrett the favorite candidate of conservative folk.  Smoking up trash talk is New York’s U.S: Senator Chuck Schumer who makes it clear he doesnt want a Catholic and certainly not a person who has a religion that is anti-Gay.  Schumer is the Jewish Mafia boss of the Democratic Party in New York and his daughter is Gay.

**** The second biggest topic of conversation is the bragging by the New York Times that they have managed to get copies of Donald Trump’s income tax returns which means they have committed a felony.  Even the most virile anti Trump folk are upset.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking at Russ Buettner, Susanne Craig and Mike McIntire, the reporters at the Times who have sticky fingers.

Here are some of the other True Tales….


**** New York City taxpayers are footing the bill to serve up cocktails to alcoholic China Virus guests who are quarantining at hotels on the taxpayer dime.  A top official at the city Health + Hospitals Corporation  said that they are  serving booze to thirsty guests with substance issues because the agency was finding they were rejecting the free quarantine lodging where drugs and alcohol are generally off-limits.

**** With crime rising and workers afraid to return to their buildings, several business groups are hiring private security guards to do the job Mayor Bill de Blasio has so far been unable to fulfill.  NYPD cops are quitting by the hundreds.

**** NYC’s ritziest neighborhoods are among the biggest laggards when it comes to filling out the 2020 Census — potentially risking the loss of $3 billion in federal funding over the next decade.  People will not open their doors to strangers out of fear.

**** “Black Lives Matter” is making radio stations pull off old classic radio shows like “Amos and Andy” which “disrespect” Black people with the characters talking ebonics.  NPR/PBS have also cut their 30 year long successful run of OTR broadcasts hosted in a weekly format, with their reasoning cited as “cultural sensitivities to language and themes in 60+ year old programming.”

 **** Mayor De Blasio abruptly booted over 200 disabled people from Midtown shelters when the locals complained.  Most were so rushed out they did not have time to take their crutches and canes and walkers.

**** The 9/11 military flyover was slammed as ‘completely tasteless’ and was cancelled because the City Council considered the event as too patriotic.

**** Dense smoke smothers Pacific Northwest, hindering firefighting efforts and that smoke is drifting across the entire continent to NYC.  Our air used to be shitty.  Now it is really bad.

**** Our prostitutes are mad as hell at being sidelined by the China Virus and they’re not going to take it anymore.  They claim they are business people who should be getting a financial subsidy from the government.  Our politicians are already screwing everyone. “Politicians treat us poorly. They deliberately overlook us.  Nobody cares what’s going on with us prostitutes.  But we are at least as ‘system-relevant’ as hairdressers.” 

**** More than 400 empty ghost trains run across New York City’s 665 miles of subway track each night, a bleak product of Governor Cuomo’s decision to close the turnstiles to remove homeless riders and scrub down trains during the pandemic.  Trains still run on the same schedules as before the closure, but only cops and transit workers are allowed to board. They must get on through the front door of each train, and sometimes have to wave down train conductors to make sure they’re let on.

**** Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be live this year by order of the Mayor.  You can kiss Macy’s goodbye because it will never reopen.

**** Governor Cuomo says he won’t ban trick-or-treating in New York on Halloween.  He is the real live monster zombie.  His brother works for CNN.

****. In New York City, an estimated 2 million residents are facing food insecurity, a number that the city’s mayor estimates nearly doubled in the pandemic amid the biggest surge in unemployment since the Great Depression. The scope of the problem outstrips previous crises such as the Great Recession, according to those who are working to combat it, and it’s not going away anytime soon.

**** Did you know that Mrs. Anthony Weiner works for Hillary?  He was the Congressman who sent pictures of his private parts to little girls on the internet.