The Morning Rant

NYC mayor Eric Adams seems to want it both ways. Draconian public health measures of demonstrably no value, except to demonstrate his authority over every aspect of life in New York City, and suspension of those measures when it contributes to the soaring crime rate in the city.

Wow…would would have thought that forcing business owners to allow masked people into their businesses would be problematic? That’s a real head scratcher!

There is a sign on the entrance door to a big local gun store that asks that patrons remove hats, and sunglasses before they enter. That is sane. All other options are remarkably stupid and an invitation to chaos.

NYPD Wants Businesses to Require Customers Remove Masks

The advice comes as New York City Mayor Eric Adams admitted that a shoplifting epidemic is forcing chain stores to close down and costing retail workers their jobs.

“People who say that we’re criminalizing the poor—they’re wrong,” Adam said at a Feb. 12 budget hearing in Albany as he made the case for billions in additional state funding for his city. “Poor and low-income New Yorkers are being unemployed because we’re losing those businesses in our city.”

“We’re losing chain stores that are closing down. People who are being employed in those stores are losing their jobs,” the mayor told the state Legislature. “They’re adding to our unemployment.”

Of course Adams will use this as an excuse to mask (hah!) his many failures as mayor. The crime rate in NYC is exploding because Adams and his progressive followers have shifted the policing dynamic in the city so far toward the criminals that the cops just don’t bother. Why should some cop chase down a shoplifter if the perp will be released within hours and in all probability have his charges pleaded down to nothing or simply dropped? And of course there is a significant chance of the arrest going south rapidly and the cop being charged with assault, manslaughter, or simply being mean to a criminal, which is rapidly becoming a real crime in America.

Businesses are closing because of crime, high taxes, lax policing, terrible city services…masking is a symptom, not a cause.

Adams calls for businesses to have customers unmask, as search for gunman in hazmat suit continues

Mayor Eric Adams has echoed the NYPD’s call for New York City businesses to request customers remove their masks when entering, as the search continues for a hazmat suit-clad gunman wanted in four robberies, one of which turned deadly.

“Let’s be clear, some of these characters going into stores that are wearing their mask, they’re not doing it because they’re afraid of the pandemic,” Adams told PIX11 Morning News on Monday. “They’re doing it because they’re afraid of the police. We need to stop allowing them to exploit the safety of the pandemic by wearing masks.”

And what the hell kind of English does Adams speak? He’s a jabbering fool in nicely tailored suits. Unlike his predecessor, who was a jabbering fool in poorly tailored suits.

How about some simple declaratory sentences? “New Yorkers are losing their jobs because…” is much better than some hackneyed political blather…”Poor and low-income New Yorkers are being unemployed because we’re losing those businesses in our city.”


Everybody knows that. The question is, what are you going to do about it? And we all know the answer…nothing! More taxes, begging for bailouts, but continuing the policies that are causing the downturn in the first place.

Sadly, New Yorkers voted for this idiot, and they are getting what they deserve.