Friday, September 26, 2014

NYC Mayor Kills Cross-Dressing Groundhog... and City-funded Staten Island Zoo Covers It Up

The New York Post reports:
Mayor Bill de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands!

A week after Hizzoner dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, The Post has learned.

Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public — and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female impostor, sources said Wednesday.The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute internal injuries,” sources said.

She had fallen nearly 6 feet when the mayor lost his grip during the Groundhog Day photo op. Sources said her injuries were consistent with a fall.

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.

Of course, Groundhog Day
is a based on a tourist-scam.

In 1887, Clymer H. Freas, city editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania came up with the idea of a "Punxsutawney Groundhog Club" as a way to promote his wayward city whose Indian name means "place of sand flies".

Story and ritual were heaped up, and it was claimed that "Punxsutawney Phil" was a groundhog that never died, and could predict the weather for six weeks in advance.

The scam came to its logical conclusion in December of 2004 when Congressman John Peterson (R-PA) managed to wheedle $100,000 in Federal funding for a "Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center" which was opened on Groundhog Day in 2006.

Will there now be an exhibit about the tragic ending of New York City's cross-dressing imposter groundhog?  Will it be noted that it "Chuck", aka "Charlotte", was killed by the Mayor, and that a months-long cover up ensued?  Will the exhibit follow the money?  Stay tuned!   


Gina said...

Maybe if he weren't so darned tall this incident could have been avoided.

Gina said...

We demand justice!

PBurns said...

Another Staten Island hit by the political hacks.