Skip to comments.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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 wont be marching in the nations largest St. Patrick’s Day parade this year in protest for gay rights.
The Democrat said he wont 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 parades 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. Pats 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.
According to the left once a lesbian, always a lesbian, no?
I am so confused. I guess she is too ;-)
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.
“...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.
re: NY city should be boycotted by anyone who isnt 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.
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?
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?
Everything I have ever read about de Blasio makes me think he is mentally ill, at the least...
Yet New Yorkers elected him.
DING DING DING!!! We have a winner!
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
New York is going to see what San Francisco has turned into.
NOTHING gets done without pandering to the Gay Mafia.
[De Blasios 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.
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.
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.
St Patrick will be pleased
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.”
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.