• Plexiglass Protects Staten Island Chuck From De Blasio

    Staten Island Chuck part deux didn’t see his furry shadow Monday morning, which means early spring.

    He also didn’t get dropped on his head by Bill de Blasio like his predecessor did.

    His protection? An inch of Plexiglas.

    If you can recall last year, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped “Staten Island Chuck” during the city’s annual Groundhog Day ceremony.

    As a result of de Blasio’s boneheaded brutality, the poor furry fella died of internal injuries. The entire ordeal was “covered up,” according to the New York Post:

    Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public … Instead of revealing the sad loss, the zoo—which gets nearly half of its $3.5 million in annual funding from the city—told the staff to keep the mayor’s office in the dark about the animal’s fate.

    They told only a few zoo supporters — but claimed that the groundhog had died of natural causes.

    Thankfully, steps were taken to ensure that no more groundhogs die because of Bill de Blasio’s big, dumb hands. The New York Post reports:

    Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs—zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The Post has learned.

    The ban came after The Post first revealed that the groundhog de Blasio fumbled and dropped last year died a week later of internal injuries — and then Staten Island Zoo officials covered up the death. . . .

    “No one will be allowed to touch the groundhog,” one zoo insider briefed on the new policy told The Post.

    The groundhog will be placed in a comfy glass or plexiglass box for the ceremony, sources said.

    “Don’t touch him, whatever you do!” news anchor Rosanna Scotto pleaded with de Blasio.

    Staten Island Chuck has survived de Blasio. New York City may not be so lucky.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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