Yeah, Bill de Blasio Is Trolling The Hell Out Of Internet Conservatives

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Look, I'd be lying if I said I'd heard of either Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr before today. But since, according to Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, hundreds of thousands of New York City public school kids are Muslim, it makes perfect, logical, and practical sense to close schools on the days these holidays are observed. This isn't Nicole Beharie Day — the holiday I attempted (and, unfortunately, failed) to make a thing after the first time I watched American Violet. No, these are actual holy days in an actual religion that a billion or so actual people actually belong to.


Again, this makes perfect, logical, and practical sense.

Which means that "Conservatives On The Internet" — not "real people conservatives" but the embryonic organism found in Greyhound bathroom toilet seat crevasses and Ted Cruz Facebook fan pages — hate the everlasting shitty shit out of it.


(From the comments section of a place called "NewsMax")

"The next thing we know, the good Mayor will be wanting to establish Shariah courts in the City of New York. I guess we will soon need to refer to that great city now in decline as "Yorkistan."

"What a nice gesture by Mayor DiCommio. Now the youngsters who practice the religion of peace can spend some extra time learning how to build bombs."

(And, my personal favorite)

"what a piece of poo dirt…"

Similar conversation threads can be found today on Facebook, Twitter, and any website that has published the word "Benghazi" between 17,000 and 262,00o times in the last three years. Which makes me sad when I think of all the ignorance out there. And happy again when I think of how mad they'll be when President Obama makes Jeremiah Wright's birthday a holiday next. (And even happier when realizing someone is going to find that last sentence in a Google search and believe it.)

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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I live in CT but in a suburb where there are a lot of NYC commuters it's so close, so I hear ALOT about DeBlasio. I can tell you for a fact that Jews HATE DeBlasio. My boss is as bleeding heart liberal as they come and if you bring up DeBlasio you get pursed lips and eye rolling. This right here - the audacity to try and celebrate an Islamic holiday is tantamount to treason in their eyes and a direct attack to the Jewish state.