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2020-02-18 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Squeegee men, scourge of the ‘90s, are back in New York
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Posted by Fred 2020-02-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [194 views ]  Top

#1 So f---ing easy to predict.

We've seen this movie before. Squeegee men. Subway cars covered in graffiti. Fare-jumpers, feral yoots, killings in Morningside Park, slashings of tourists in broad daylight. Wildings.

Back to the 1970s. Death Wish, Bernhard Goetz, Escape from New York.

God, it really does feel like 1972 all over again.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-18 03:37||   2020-02-18 03:37|| Front Page Top

#2 They deserve it. They voted for it, twice. Let them live in their own crap virtue.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-02-18 06:23||   2020-02-18 06:23|| Front Page Top

#3 We should wall it off so they have to stay there. Cancel the ability to fly in and out of New York City. Oh and they can eat all the food Mini Mike can grow.
Posted by Silentbrick 2020-02-18 11:16||   2020-02-18 11:16|| Front Page Top

#4 Silentbrick: Love your last sentence.....
Posted by USN, Ret.  2020-02-18 14:09||   2020-02-18 14:09|| Front Page Top

#5 Not saying it's the norm, but we had a couple squeegee guys near my workplace in the early '90's who did all right. Friendly, courteous and always waved at everyone. One or the other would do my windows for a couple of buck twice a week or so. It was more entertainment than anything else. Both had really good stories or jokes to tell.

I still see one of them once in a while and he's driving a pretty new BMW, so don't believe he's in the same racket anymore. We still wave to each other.

Maybe he now owns a car-wash or something.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-02-18 19:33||   2020-02-18 19:33|| Front Page Top

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