New York’s Canyon of Heroines Sullied by De Blasio



Big Bird De Blasio hovered over the parade for the Canyon of Heroines downtown.  His awkwardness contrasted with the agility of the female athletes. His narcissism was embarrassing compared to the women’s team spirit.  You’d think that he had won the World Cup.  He is more like the World Chump.

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Don’t get me wrong, I am no fan of soccer.  I find it boring, next to scoreless and a celebration of the feet rather than the whole body.


Then again I hate all team sports.  They are militaristic in their attempts to beat other teams. I am more gladiatorial.  I prefer individual sports.  I was a professional boxer and I feel that it is the epiphany of athleticism. You don’t depend on others.  You depend on yourself.


De Blasio made one of his corny, self-centered speeches about the team bringing “home a message about the power of women, the strength of women and the need to create a more equal society.”


He is always turning life into political diatribes.


Who is he to talk about a more equal society?  He lives in Gracie mansion, earns a good living, is the most powerful man politically in New York. He reminds me of millionaire Hillary Clinton talking about how poor she was when she got out of the White House.


He doesn’t have a clue about an equal society.  He doesn’t live with the bums in Thompkins Park. He is a giant, awkward man who throws down his clichés at the hobos to turn and boost himself higher into the clouds.


He has not earned the right to praise the women’s soccer team nor to decide for them that we “need to create a more equal society.”


The female athletes bore me but let them have their day.  Don’t let De Blasio trample on their moment of glory.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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