Above: Scapular dreadlocks indicate manatee species Trichechus podtardius.
From John Podhoretz’s ohbitchiary of Ed Koch:
Then there was the madness of social disorder, best exemplified by the deranged ideas in liberal circles about homelessness. This disastrous phenomenon was viewed as the result of evil Ronald Reagan social policies, not as the result of the wholesale emptying-out of psychiatric institutions and jails.
Koch stood athwart famed liberal institutions that hotly defended the rights of people to live in the city’s streets, even though they were a clear danger to themselves and others and the most visible mark of a society no longer able to maintain any kind of civil order.
Of course anyone who kicks the sick and poor in the teeth is all right with a Pod Person, and the late NYC mayor certainly qualifies. But always the greatest concern for Pod People when considering another human being is the attitude to rightwing Jewish identity politics. If one is of The Tribe and puts it and its Eastern Mediterranean real estate first among all things in life, then one is deemed a Good Person; if not, then one is a Bad Person, a self-loather, a functionally non-Jew. JPod happily decides Koch was good and in that Chosen context he’s probably right.