New Yorkers Welcome Bill de Blasio’s Leftist Utopia
New Yorkers don’t really vote anymore. In yesterday’s mayoral election, where the Democratic candidate, Bill de Blasio, trounced Republican Joe Lhota, less than 9 percent of the city voted. Regardless, he’s now set to become the first unabashedly left-wing mayor of New York City in 20 years, and he’s put together an impressive base of white liberals, blacks, and Hispanic voters. Now both sides of the political spectrum expect him to turn the city into a leftist utopia, following a decade of billionaire incumbent Michael Bloomberg making life awesome for city elites.
Exactly what kinds of changes are in store under de Blasio’s Sadinista-loving administration? I spoke to some experts on urban policy and de Blasio’s pals across the city’s political scene to get a sense of exactly what’s coming.
De Blasio ran on a promise that he’d address the city’s massive wealth gap. Constantly referring to New York as “a tale of two cities,” where super rich Manhattanites ship their kids to DJ schooland outer-borough minorities don’t even have two pennies to rub together.
De Blasio intends to raise taxes on the rich to fund universal pre-K and expanded after school programs. To do this, he’ll need his pal, and old boss in Bill Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign off, which is tricky to say the least. But the need to reorder the local economy is obvious, as Bloomberg has been content to lionize the city’s wealthy for their occasional outbursts of charity. “In many ways, New York is like a spoiled child, living off Wall Street money and the investment of the local rich,” explains Joel Kotkin, professor of urban development at Chapman University and former columnist for the New York Times.
If you have not heard by now about Charlie Sheen you’ve been out of the loop. The millionaire bad boy, formerly known as Carlos Estevez, is the son of Marty Sheen. The actor made his debut powerfully in the 80’s by staring in point roles in films such as Wall Street and Platoon. Since his 80’s run he hasn’t failed to live down his stardom. Now the former star of Two and a Half Men, he was reportedly paid an astounding $1.8 million dollars an episode. A now drug proclaiming, whore hiring, Hollywood stunt man, he has been on a path of destruction for almost two decades.
He has now broken world records with the creation of his phrase on twitter #winning. Charlie Sheen continues to make a mockery of the American society.
With countless reports of abuse to women, he has never once served jail time. Even with the convicted and sentences he has managed to slip authorities. I can either say he has damn good lawyers, or he is truly favored. Stating he snorts sometimes up to seven grams of cocaine, sooner or later your luck will run out. And you won’t be #winning anymore.
Tommy Ton Fashion Week Paris
The fashion show capital of the world is always argued depending on nationality, economy, and current trends; but personally I would say Paris, France runs away dominantly with it every year. Every designer growing up one day wishes to show their productive and illustrious work on the run ways of Paris’ most prized shows. Tommy Tons genius is well known around the world but what is definitely remarkable about this GQ article is not the fashion he posses and shows himself, but the fashion of others who attend to see the glorious works of art.
Classic examples of old time to new fashion and multi-culture are expressed here. I posted about several styles that I liked on the GQ.com member forum. One of them, on slide 70 is about the continuous attempt for old fashion, to become new fashion in today’s society. The man rockin’ the red shoes, with vibrant colors walks casually but dominantly.
Here are some styles..http://www.gq.com/style/street-style/201103/tommy-ton-paris#slide=43http://www.gq.com/style/street-style/201103/tommy-ton-paris#slide=52http://www.gq.com/style/street-style/201103/tommy-ton-paris#slide=65http://www.gq.com/style/street-style/201103/tommy-ton-paris#slide=70http://www.gq.com/style/street-style/201103/tommy-ton-paris#slide=7
Bringing Versace Back
Anyone on this siteThe world of fashion can be very inspirational to individuals. Fashion has always complemented the idea of imagery and contributed to the system of class. In this superficial world, many are judged by what they wear when it comes to fashion. Many take into consideration and judge an individual by designer names.
Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, these are all top designer names that can cost a burden on anyone’s wallet, unless your name is Donald Trump. For a simple winter cap made by Louis Vuitton, it can cost an individual around $300.When it comes to fashion, I will admit that I am a supporter. I enjoy fashion, I feel that it defines who you are in many ways. The clothes you wear, can easily help determine a person’s personality, likes and dislikes. They say it’s never good to judge a book by its cover, I believe that, but I feel that doesn’t contribute to an underlying factor of fashion. What an individual chooses to posses, and the image he or she chooses to broadcast through fashion can be judged from the cover.
My main love right now in the world of fashion are sunglasses. Accessorizing is a key of fashion, and sunglasses play a huge factor by the sole fact that in many cases they are the first thing a person notices about you when you are face to face. Everyone and their parents rock signature Ray Ban’s. Its caught on like the black plague since its creation in the 1930’s. Ray Ban’s officially introduced the world to aviators so many years ago. Now a days, people are resorting back to the old 60’s fashion that was brought around by Ray Ban with it’s Wayfarer model of sunglasses.
I must admit I fell into the craze for them and went and purchased two pairs, but I’ve decided I am officially over that style. Once everyone in the mall is wearing the same style of sunglasses, it’s old fashion. It is officially time for many to start expanding out into other fashion tastes when it comes to sunglasses. Now there are many high brand sunglass sellers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada that sell sunglasses for 500 a pair, but at the same time they also sell more than affordable pairs of glasses. Recently, I purchased a new pair of Versace Aviators for about $300. I added that to my collection of glasses including D&G pairs. I think its time for people to branch out from classic plain black glasses, and start indulging in other bright colors. Whether it matches or not, it brings attention to the face and style.
This is Dubstep
Two words. Womp, Womp. Dubstep, is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in East London. Its overall sound has been described as overwhelming bass lines, crushed together with deep drum patterns, clipped samples and occasional vocals. This is the newest form of electronic music to strike the University of Illinois campus. Gaining such a quick following, Electronic Music, has quickly gained the attentions of many students across campus.
This last week, an upcoming sensational artist arrived on campus to perform at Urbana’s, Canopy Club. Skrillex is what they call him, and the kid can make beats. The thunderous beats he dropped completely amazed me, and I was astounded to enter into such a new environment. The crowd flowing with every bass drop, to singing in sync with the slim vocals, Skrillex rocked the crowd completely deserved the gathering. He occasionally strayed away from his music and played hip-hop, and that’s what made the show so much more appealing to me, and I feel as well as to the average new listener of Dubstep.
Skrillex, also know as Sonny Moore, is an original artist of electro house. Born in Los Angeles, California, Sonny More began his musical career in the post-hardcore rock group “From First to Last”. In 2007, he embarked on a few solo stints till many feel he finally found his true musical calling in creating Dubstep.
My introduction into the Dubstep scene was in short, exhilarating. After the show had ended, I couldn’t get the sense of urgency and need to flow to the music out of my body. The sound instilled in my bones, I went back home with friends to listen to more of this revolutionary electro house music. I stumbled upon across a couple lists that I want to share with some interested followers. Some of the best Dubstep tracks out there, for those who want to listen to something new.