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De Blasio won’t be in NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:24 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire

Posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:08 PM PST by Olog-hai

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city’s signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs.

De Blasio will become the first mayor in decades to sit out the traditional march along Fifth Avenue.

“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city,” said de Blasio on Tuesday during an unrelated press conference at City Hall. “But I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.” …

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; celebratesin; culturewar; gayrightsprotest; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; irish; irishcatholic; lavendermafia; stpatricksdayparade; waroncatholics; warrenwilhelm

1 posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:08 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Whatta wimp.

Snow: The Good Lord brings it and He can take it away.

2 posted on 02/04/2014 2:45:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

It will save him the humiliation of being himself in the parade.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 2:45:55 PM PST by pfflier
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To: Olog-hai

Addition by subtraction.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 2:46:42 PM PST by AU72
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Good. Sounds like a good day to visit NYC.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 2:47:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m shocked about the organizers refusing to allow pro-gay signs...that’s actually amazing in this era of “tolerance”


6 posted on 02/04/2014 2:48:04 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Olog-hai

I hope New Yorkers are proud of themselves for electing this jag-off. Even Anthony Weiner would’ve been an improvement.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 2:49:03 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe they don’t want sexual signs at what’s supposed to be a family-OK event? Do these jackasses ever think of that?

BTW do we ever celebrate seriously any other heritage? Geesh.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 2:50:52 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Di Fascio can go suck a couple of Cosmos down at Stonewall in protest.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:51:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Olog-hai

Lucky day for the Irish. They will not be forced to carry pro-gay signs. And their idiot mayor will not be in it. It is his loss.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:51:14 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Olog-hai

“I will be participating in a number of other events to honor the Irish heritage of this city,” said de Blasio on Tuesday during an unrelated press conference at City Hall. “But I simply disagree with the organizers of that parade.” …

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Why is this idiot giving us the impression that the Irish heritage and queers go hand in hand?

If I were Irish, I’d be mad that a day to celebrate St. Patrick is expected to promote faggotry as well.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:53:29 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; GeronL

Do cities let Gay Rights protesters march at the front of the MLK Day parades or do they have to go to the back of the bus?


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:55:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise
Di Fascio can go suck a couple of Cosmos down at Stonewall in protest.

 

 

"Whoa"


13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:56:30 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I look, from afar, at the New York mayoral election, and as naive as New yorkers seem to be, it baffels my mind as to why they would have elected this nit-wit to lead their city...he will be a TOTAL disaster and is already becomming so....amazing!!


14 posted on 02/04/2014 2:56:46 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails overall else)
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To: Olog-hai

He’s even more overt in his marxism than the guy in Washington.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 2:57:58 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gay activists- drama queens. Every event must be all about them!


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:58:54 PM PST by RginTN
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To: terycarl

In his first term this parade will be denied a permit


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:59:27 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Olog-hai

The perverts have been fighting this in courts for over a decade and they just can’t win.

I expect a gay judge to overturn the First Amendment rights of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee eventually.

When that happens the Irish Christians that organize it will no longer do so and that great parade as we know it will end.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 3:00:40 PM PST by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: terycarl
The average NYawker lives in a bubble, far removed from the rest of the world. Poor things they really don't know any better.
19 posted on 02/04/2014 3:01:53 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Responsibility2nd
Whatever floats his boat. Cosmo(politan)s, like the girls on Sex in the City drank.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 3:07:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: hinckley buzzard

This native New Yawker really despises De POSio.

As an ItaloAmerican, whose father was an FDNY fireman, I am dismayed that DePOSio decided to take the Italian surname of his mother.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 3:08:28 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Olog-hai

No big loss-—the parade will go on just fine without the big leftist lunkhead.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 3:15:21 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: paterfamilias

I’m similar to you—ex NY’er of Italian heritage. Wilhelm is a faux ethnic paisano. We don’t force our Italian banners to be displayed on St Pats Day and the Irish respect ours as well. The real problems with militant gays is they don’t respect or honor others boundaries. They host plenty of Gay Pride parades of their own. I salute the organizers of the St. Pats parade-—scrooge militant gays and their Wilhelms supporters.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 3:29:02 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Olog-hai
I wonder what would happen if pro life and pro traditional marriage groups petitioned the organizers of the gay pride parade to march in their parade - think they would be allowed?

Tolerance is a one way street for these fascists.

24 posted on 02/04/2014 3:39:27 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

What if the pro-like/pro-traditional folks march in the St. Pat’s parade instead?

Win-win, IMO.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 3:51:31 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

That’s “pro-LIFE”.

Geez.......


26 posted on 02/04/2014 3:52:11 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Olog-hai
nobody wants his wretched azz there anyway...
27 posted on 02/04/2014 3:52:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, deciding to skip one of his city’s signature celebrations because the event organizers refuse to let participants carry pro-gay signs.

He will be missed. Commie prick.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 3:54:51 PM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Olog-hai
Well isn't that interesting. I thought all communists loved parades.

Speaking of communists, is Castro dead yet?

5.56mm

29 posted on 02/04/2014 3:58:12 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: USS Alaska

Loved your comment. Thanks for the laugh!


30 posted on 02/04/2014 4:04:12 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Olog-hai
I can actually respect his honesty.

One of his predecessors (David Dinkins, I believe) tried to cancel the parade (by refusing to issue a parade permit) as a way to enforce compliance with the Homosexual Reich in New York City.

Someone at the time did some legal research and learned something remarkable: Because the parade had been held on an annual basis for more than a certain number of years (50 or 100, I believe), the parade's organizers weren't even required by law to get any permission at all from the city government to hold the event.

31 posted on 02/04/2014 4:07:53 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: morphing libertarian

See #31. That will not happen, and I’m sure he’s already looked into it.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 4:08:58 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Alberta's Child

wow. I like the last part.

This guy will try anything to lift up HIS people.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 4:11:54 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Olog-hai

de Blasio’s background is not Irish...

de Blasio is his mother’s name...her parents were Italian immigrants..

His real name was William Wilhelm Junior and his father also named William Wilhelm had German ancestors...

but what mayor of NYC regardless of ancestors wouldn’t be involved in the St Paddy’s Day parade...

why its not American !!!


34 posted on 02/04/2014 4:16:31 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai

"We'll take the fruits and the bull dykes but we don't want the Irish!"

35 posted on 02/04/2014 4:18:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: morphing libertarian
"denied a permit"

You can be sure he and his flunkies in the legal department are working hard on it.

36 posted on 02/04/2014 4:18:40 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Olog-hai

I think the parade got the better part of that deal.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 4:40:34 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: katnip

“When that happens the Irish Christians that organize it will no longer do so and that great parade as we know it will end.”

I believe when this first arose years ago the pipe bands simply weren’t going to show up if the city didn’t support the Ancient Order of Hibernians (the holders of the permit). Guess the city saw no point in having a St. Patrick’s Day parade that looked more like a Caribbean Day parade...


38 posted on 02/04/2014 4:43:57 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tflabo

Indeed. If anything, it will be an improvement without him.


39 posted on 02/04/2014 5:06:02 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: nascarnation

The sponsor of the parade is the Hibernians, a Catholic group. Their policy is not to exclude homosexuals from marching. Rather, since they are Catholics, they don’t want to promote a behavior that they view as wrong. The Supreme Court upheld this as a First Amendment issue. Unfortunately, activists treat their sexuality not as a behavior but as something that’s part of their essence (a concept which has no basis in science). There’s an irony to all this, since DeBlasio’s wife used to be a lesbian.


40 posted on 02/04/2014 6:09:26 PM PST by joseph2 (One More)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Oh, they certainly do think of that. The left wants to attack the traditional family at every opportunity; abolition of said family is part of their doctrine.
41 posted on 02/04/2014 6:34:33 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: kearnyirish2

I agree but that is the goal of the homosexuals. They want the parade destroyed.


42 posted on 02/04/2014 6:52:29 PM PST by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: Olog-hai

“family” in this case means children. I don’t care what family they have.

Sorry, I will never see sexual displays, including words on signs, as OK to show around children, even if not “directed at them”. Being public, this is by nature open to children.

This is why I despise homos. The very fact they even touch on their own “subject matter” brings up the whole subject of sex, any sex, and that is just inappropriate until the child is quite elder.


43 posted on 02/04/2014 9:02:07 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: katnip

“I agree but that is the goal of the homosexuals. They want the parade destroyed.”

Sure; it is a remnant of our Western Civilization/Judeo-Christian roots. The problem was the parade wasn;t going to be destroyed; it would simply move to the areas where the white fled when NYC fell. These areas (counties northwest of the city and along the Jersey shore) schedule their parades around the NYC parade; they’d simply adjust them again (closer to St. Patrick’s Day) because the bands would be available.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 9:15:28 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

They screamed for so long, we just want to be like everybody else. Please. The next thing you know, it’s the Folsom Street Fair a la San Fran... look it up re: images. And who cares if your kids have to see it. /s

It’s about St. Patrick and Irish Pride, not who you have sex with

Did they try it re: Muslim Day Parade yet? Thought not. All that gay oppression and murder... crickets. That would be a protest.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 11:11:27 PM PST by AliVeritas (Pray/Penance. Isa 5:18-21,10:1-3 "Tempus faciendi, Domine, dissipaverunt legem tuam")
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To: kearnyirish2

My husband is a retired NYC Sanitation worker. He belonged to the Emerald Society his whole time there even though he’s more Greek than Irish.

Every year he marched in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Rockaway Beach, Queens. It was scheduled around the NYC one so anyone who wanted to could attend both.

The guys would rent out the upstairs of a great restaurant/bar along the route. Everyone’s family would come, watch the parade and then chow down on corned beef, cabbage, really good Irish Soda Bread and beer of course.

It’s a fun parade, family friendly and not such a madhouse as Manhattan.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 10:30:01 AM PST by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: katnip

The NYC parade got a real black eye when someone was killed in a brawl afterwards years ago; at that point I think a lot of people started considering alternatives.


47 posted on 02/06/2014 4:05:48 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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