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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade
FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:18:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind

After boycotting snow removal, William Wilhelm Jr. aka Bill de Blasio will be boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Bill de Blasio doesn’t seem like a fan of parades in general. Before the election he showed up at the Columbus Day Parade and claimed that he wasn’t doing it to support Columbus.

Wilhelm Jr. isn’t a fan of St. Patrick either because the parade doesn’t allow gay rights signs. That will make Bill de Blasio the first mayor since Dinkins to pull this stunt.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t be marching in the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade this year in protest for gay rights.

The Democrat said he won’t march along Fifth Avenue because of organizers’ refusal to allow gay-pride signs in the parade, the Associated Press reported.

Organizers said gay-rights activists are allowed to march but cannot carry signs because it could take away from the parade’s focus on honoring Irish tradition.

Organizers predict more than 1 million people will attend on March 17.

And how many of them voted for Bill de Blasio?But you can sympathize with Bill’s position. His wife is a lesbian after all.

The Sandinista mayor’s position though isn’t radical enough for the even more radical left.

LGBT leaders and other officials, including Public Advocate Tish James, wrote an open letter to the mayor yesterday in the Gay City News calling on him to “Ban Uniformed City Personnel in Discriminatory St. Pat’s Parade.” The police commissioner and uniformed police, firefighters and other city personnel typically march in the parade down Fifth Avenue every year.

“The presence of uniformed police and firefighters in such a procession sends a clear signal to LGBTQ New Yorkers that these personnel, who are charged with serving and protecting all New Yorkers, do not respect the lives or safety of LGBT people,” they wrote. “We are asking you to direct all City departments not to organize marchers for or allow personnel to participate in this anti-LGBTQ procession either in uniform or with any banner that identifies them with the City.”

And then maybe compel the NYPD’s Irish cops to march in the Gay Pride Parade instead.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade predated New York City. It will be around long after Bill de Blasio is sleeping in one of those specialized nursing homes for old leftists.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: billdeblasio; boycott; chirlanemccray; hesnotirish; homosexualagenda; newyork; newyorkcity; rehash; stpatricksday; warrenwilhelm
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:18:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I suspect many of the politicians that bend over for the gay agenda in public probablly do the same behind closed doors.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:21:25 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind

Aw the enlighten new york voter have gone from bad to worse.

How long before the whining starts, 3,2,1.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:22:36 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: SeekAndFind

I am continuing my boycott of NYC.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:22:39 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: jsanders2001

De Blasio’s wife was lesbian.

Does the past tense in the above sentence imply anything?


5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:22:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Is this guy the next president? Sorry, but I ain’t buying Hillary running, she’s too old and haggard.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:23:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

good...........who needs the outright commie


7 posted on 02/05/2014 8:23:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind
I fervently hope and pray that Comrade DiBlasio's at City hall features a 50% drop in the market values of each and every condo,co-op unit and townhouse on the Upper East Side,Upper West Side,Tribeca and all the other neighborhoods where NYC's trust funded Maoists live.
8 posted on 02/05/2014 8:24:49 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The St. Patrick’s Day parade is not meant to be a political event—even though the politicians have always jumped on board. They don’t allow gay rights signs, but they don’t allow right-to-life signs either.

First mayor since Dinkins to decline the parade? I suspect that de Blasio will be a lot worse than Dinkins. Dinkins merely put the finishing touches on what John Lindsay started. De Blasio will go all the way to wrack and ruin in one term, if I read him rightly.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 8:25:18 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

> De Blasio’s wife was lesbian.

Does the past tense in the above sentence imply anything?

Loud and clear. Did she have a beard?...: )


10 posted on 02/05/2014 8:27:59 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Gay State Conservative

Three of my adult children live and work in New York (no trust funds), and I have plenty of friends there as well. Sure, the city is full of idiots and leaches, but I hate to see this happening to all the good people who live there.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 8:28:01 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Apparently Bill Clinton continues to have affairs in the White House - thinking it is the American peoples whore house.

For the past year he has been sleeping with Elizabeth Hurley.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 8:30:02 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: SeekAndFind

Works for me.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:32:34 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

They probably don’t want to see your dumb ass there anyway.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:32:39 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s in line for the democrak nomination

I expect to begin to see bumper stickers very soon.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 8:33:41 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SeekAndFind

Would the gays allow Christians to March in their Halloween parade in the village carrying Leviticus signs?


16 posted on 02/05/2014 8:36:24 AM PST by jimmyo57
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC is on the road to hell.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 8:37:54 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

RE: NYC is on the road to hell.

Yes, but I’m not sure if it’s paved with good intentions...


18 posted on 02/05/2014 8:39:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Who needs him? I’d be relieved if I was sponsoring the parade.


19 posted on 02/05/2014 8:39:49 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

de Blasio has taken part in every single Islamic event in the city since he began his career in NYC politics. I’m pretty sure they don’t allow for pro-homosexual signs, considering their stance on homosexuals in general. Not one NY media person will ever address that.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 8:54:24 AM PST by RightInJersey
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To: SeekAndFind

According to the left once a lesbian, always a lesbian, no?

I am so confused. I guess she is too ;-)


21 posted on 02/05/2014 9:01:40 AM PST by bergmeid
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably 110% of them voted for their fascist mayor.

No sympathy here. NY city should be boycotted by anyone who isn’t a fan of its new fascist mayor.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:36 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! ObamaCare will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: Cicero

“...Three of my adult children...”

Two of my adult children live and work in New York (one is just finishing college as well) City (no trust funds) as well! One of the daughters just moved into an (adorable!) studio on the Upper East Side last October - she had absolutely no responsibility for how anyone voted yet has to deal with all of this not plowing and no garbage pick up crap. The political corruption is totally morally wrong, and this should not be happening to all of the good people who live there, as you say. It is as if Tammany Hall(sp?) never went away - maybe it didn’t! This is such a shame because NYC is a great place; for young adults especially.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 9:05:55 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: Grampa Dave

re: NY city should be boycotted by anyone who isn’t a fan of its new fascist mayor.

Not happening yet..l we had a huge number of tourists who came just for the Superbowl last week.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 9:11:35 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Wilhelm Jr. isn’t a fan of St. Patrick either because the parade doesn’t allow gay rights signs.

Because when you think of St. Patrick, gayness immediately comes to mind, right? WTF is wrong with these people? Why does everything need to involve their sexuality?

25 posted on 02/05/2014 9:15:20 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Most of those “Irish” parade folks would rather get in bed with the NY gay agenda in return for a welfare check and a heavy dose of moral superiority, so why should I care?


26 posted on 02/05/2014 9:18:06 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
How sad. As mayor, he should fly to Ireland, put on a terrible and awkward Irish brogue, claim his ancestors were Irish, and think that everybody is stupid enough to believe him. Hey.! Worked for Obamalamadingdong, why not that wee, little Irishman de Blasio?
27 posted on 02/05/2014 9:25:52 AM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Everything I have ever read about de Blasio makes me think he is mentally ill, at the least...
Yet New Yorkers elected him.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 9:37:31 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: jsanders2001

DING DING DING!!! We have a winner!


29 posted on 02/05/2014 9:42:47 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess you could begin with the St Paddy Day parade. Drive the tourists away.
Do the same with the Macy thing- for the same reason.
Don’t stop there. If there is an event that draws tourists?- drive them away.
Before long you could have New York City booking an appointment with the bankruptcy Court. lol


30 posted on 02/05/2014 9:59:35 AM PST by lostinthesixties
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To: SeekAndFind

New York is going to see what San Francisco has turned into.
NOTHING gets done without pandering to the Gay Mafia.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 10:25:22 AM PST by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind
This lil commie they've elected is a real loon.
32 posted on 02/05/2014 10:28:43 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SeekAndFind

[De Blasio’s wife was lesbian.]

Chirlane is a “recovered” African American lesbian. The couple have two children, Dante and Chiara. Dante wears his hair in an archaic “Afro.” De Blasio was born Warren Wilhelm Jr. He has legally changed his name twice. De Blasio’s career has centered on Left Wing politics, working either in NGO’s, as a political appointee and in political campaigns, avoiding the private sector. The highest post he has held was Regional Director for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for New York and New Jersey under HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo is credited with rewriting federal guidelines for low-income home loans leading to the insolvency of Fannie Mae and the mortgage crisis.


33 posted on 02/05/2014 10:37:09 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

34 posted on 02/05/2014 10:37:58 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SeekAndFind

In more important news, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the ground hog on Groundhog Day, sentencing the NYC area to six more winter storms. Third one coming up this week is a nor’easter.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 10:47:17 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: SeekAndFind

The last New York mayor who boycotted the parade was David Dinkins, and he was a one-termer. De Blasio needs to be careful who he offends. There are more Irish in New York City than gays.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 10:49:41 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SeekAndFind

St Patrick will be pleased


37 posted on 02/05/2014 10:53:21 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: SeekAndFind

38 posted on 02/05/2014 11:31:21 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Brad from Tennessee

RE: Chirlane is a “recovered” African American lesbian.

I thought that the homosexual condition is inborn, immutable and therefore cannot be changed or even “recovered”.

At least that’s what Chris Christie claims when he signed the NJ law banning VOLUNTARY therapy for homosexuals...

Remember Mary Lambert’s song at the Grammy’s? It goes : “I can’t change, even if I tried.”


39 posted on 02/05/2014 11:35:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: jsanders2001

Gays were first on Earth and invented St Patrick parade... or if not St Patrick was an appostate. Not to be too sarcastic, no matter how accomodating, the monster will always seek reason to be monstruous and vindicated bynit. We live mostly with ourselves.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 11:36:03 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Cheerio

Indeed. st Patrick is St Patrick, gay is gay. It is like muslim pretending they are inclusive of Christians... it is more like kidnapping.


41 posted on 02/05/2014 11:37:33 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: jsanders2001

Campaign donations... politicians are worst of whores.

Savannah Ga has the second Irish population after Boston. I urge conservatice Irish from NYC and Boston to move down there.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 11:40:35 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: bergmeid

That would necessarily have to be true if homosexuality is in the genes as all queers claim. Don’t they always say “you are born that way”? Not so guys, you choose this disgusting anti-natural life-style and you can take it all the way to hell.


43 posted on 02/05/2014 12:04:47 PM PST by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 5:14:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let New Yorkers rot in the bed they made. They deserve to be the next Detroit.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 7:25:31 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I predict ,unfortunately, this stupid sob hangs in Central Park when the “hosts” over throw the “ parasites”.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 7:42:01 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: SeekAndFind

“William Wilhelm Jr. aka Bill de Blasio”

I have it on good authority that he is going to change his name again to Bill de Stalin.


47 posted on 02/05/2014 9:23:24 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: jimmyo57

Love it.

That would be a hoot.


48 posted on 02/05/2014 9:24:28 PM PST by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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To: RightInJersey; SeekAndFind; Howie66

“...de Blasio has taken part in every single Islamic event in the city since he began his career ...”

One wonders if this assclown was in the streets cheering when 9-11 happened.


49 posted on 02/06/2014 6:39:19 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bttt


50 posted on 02/06/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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