Friday, May 19, 2017

"NO! to KKK Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Sentencing!" Protest NYC

MAY 15 , 2017  (5 - 7 pm) "NO! to KKK Jeff Sessions' Mandatory Sentencing!" Hosted by

Jeff Sessions
, the current United States Attorney General, was the object of their collective anti-Fascist scorn, "Sessions has issued a COMPLETELY draconian policy that will bring a New Jim Crow."


Fake orange jump-suited prisoners (chained), holding their assigned offenses, were accosted by a fake Jeff Sessions. This was not a great moment in street theatre history.

They made another claim about the Sessions sentencing : "If you haven't heard about mandatory sentencing, you have no idea what hell is about to come down on black and brown people."

They continued with: "White supremacist Attorney General Jeff Session just issued a sweeping policy of mandatory sentencing for all criminal offenses. This means that people will be charged with the MOST serious penalty for all offenses. For example: If someone is arrested with one joint, mandatory sentencing is 1 year in prison. This will DESTROY THE LIVES OF millions of our people, especially Black and Latino people. This (is) racist and it is fascist." 

 Flickr Side show

The best laid plans for these non-stop bitch-fests don't always come-off as planned.  I saw people. Real people. Connected. Sincere in their delusions. Sharing. Bonded. Committed. Grab an adjective. They all fit.

Yes they really were TRYING to make this piece of street theatre come-off as planned: a biting, witty  commentary on the evils of that southern Fascist Jeff Beauregard Sessions.

However, once their fake Jeff Sessions stepped up-to-the- plate. Bad. Just plain bad street theatre. This guy needed to go home.

This young woman was loud and clear. Thanks to her, and not the faux Jeff Sessions, we knew WHY they were protesting.

What is Jeff Sessions Mandatory Sentencing? (Facebook)

This is an re-institution of a brutal new form of Jim Crow. Every outrage by this Trump Regime must be met with greater and greater resistance. And we must act together to drive it out before its too late.

 Mandatory minimum sentences are cruel and ineffective. Sessions wants them back.
Under Sessions, prosecutors will be required almost always to charge mandatory minimums, however unjust. They will bind judges’ hands even when the facts cry out for more measured punishment. The result will be great suffering. And there is no good reason for it.

Who is Jeff Sessions (Facebook)

Jeff Sessions led the prosecution of three Black civil rights workers for attempting to register Black people to vote in areas of Alabama where virtually no Black people had been able to vote, near the infamous town of Selma. He also called a white civil right lawyer a "disgrace to his race" for litigating voting rights cases.

Under Sessions leadership, Alabama used the torturous practice of hitching posts. This is where prisoners, were shackled for as long as 7 hours in the broiling heat of Alabama’s summer to chest high horizontal bars. They were deprived of food, water and the toilet. This along with chain gangs ( men tied together in groups of 5 with 8 feet of chain between them) and involved hard labor breaking walks. These torturous practices disproportionately affected black people and were ruled un-constitutional.

++The following facts, in defense of Jeff Sessions, are not based on Fake News hysteria nor Leftist agitprop++ : "Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to be the 84th attorney general of the United States is fantastic news for those who revere the rule of law." : "My advice to Democrats, regarding their demand for the head of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: turn off MSNBC and CNN, and calmly read the transcripts of the remarks that have been made." : "Senator Jeff Sessions is not a racist.  If you listen to only certain Senate Democrats and others on the left, that’s exactly what they want you to think [...] (they) are labeling Senator Sessions as a racist for actually fighting for the voting rights of African Americans."
The TRUTH, it's a terrible thing to waste....

++Pictures and video are property of Pamela Hall++

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Cry Baby Left Protests Trump's Intrepid Speech

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 3 PM - 9 PM West 44th st and 12th ave. New York City near the U.S.S. Intrepid. New Yorkers of the Left persuasion gathered to protest President Trump’s First Visit to NYC since his inauguration. A protest that was organized by Working Families PartyRise and Resist and

Donald Trump, the Fascist-in-Chief, is returning to New York City for the first time since the inauguration to give a speech on the Intrepid, which is essentially a museum for American military conquest

Anyone who is concerned about the destruction of planet, the attacks on immigrants, the threats of nuclear war, the attacks on LGBTQ people, the patriarchy, and all of the other dangers posed by the Trump regime needs to come out. [twitter: @WorkingFamilies]

Protest Trump's NYC Speech On Intrepid and Protest Trump's 1st visit to NYC with Rise and Resist!

Donald Trump is coming to New York City for the first time since his inauguration. Join Rise and Resist this Thursday, May 4th, to show the so-called-president how unpopular and unwelcome he is in his hometown. We condemn Trump and his regime of hatred and discrimination. #NoTrumpNYC


He should not be able to go anywhere without MASS protest, ESPECIALLY IN New York City. We are joining with Rise and Resist to make this as powerful as possible!

 Managed to arrive outside the Intrepid (at 46th street) at about 3 pm, to catch the arrival of the disaffected hoards. Perfect timing.

With protest signs held high, the Cry Baby Left outside the Intrepid was represented by two groups. One assembled at 44th st and 12th ave and was more visually inclined; lots of Statues of Liberty crowns mixed with snarky signs played eagerly to the cameras.

The other group outside the Intrepid at 47th and 12th ave was the more boisterous of the two. Snowflakes and Crybabies. Temper tantrums that raged on for hours as they chanted and clanged away on their pots and pans: Power to the People! [Flicker slide show Part 1]

Group 1 (44th st and 12th) and a look at their protest signs outside the Intrepid. (NY Daily News) "Hundreds of spirited protesters clogged Manhattan’s West Side Thursday to try to spoil President Trump’s homecoming with noisy chants challenging White House policy on everything from immigration to health care." [Part 1 - video ]

Next I headed back to 46th where banners were being displayed and draped from the pedestrian bridge. The eponymous "Dump Trump" and "Save Our Democracy"

Miscellaneous pictures of the protest event with a few signs that were stragglers hanging out at 46 st. In particular, were the banners flown from the bridge (not allowed). The police moved them politely from the over-hang so they decided to walk back and forth for awhile.

Finally  the police herded - literally - everyone from the bridge. Slowly but deftly the bridge was cleared. There is a  brief look at the Intrepid-side of 12th Ave. where a few protestors wandered amongst the dinner guests waiting outside. That,  too, was brief as these protestors were herded back across the highway. [Part 2 Flickr slideshow]

Protest Trump must have banners (of course). Never let a bridge go to waste. Have banners - Will hang them (or hold them high.) Which means the Snowflakes hit the bridge for a brief while til the police said (politely) Enough. Move along. Which they did. Sort of.

One banner, Dump Trump, marched slooowly back and forth (making a free-speech point) THEN, the police deftly herded- literally -everyone, tourists and protestors off the bridge. Trump was due to arrive, though he actually arrived hours later. Whatever - the bridge was now CLEAR. [Part 2 - Video]

After being shepherded from the bridge, I headed across 12th ave. to in front of the Intrepid,  All the attendees were still waiting outside, dressed in formal attire and waiting. That's when I noticed the protestors gathered at 47th street. As I got closer I also HEARD them. This was the advertised Pots and Pans Brigade.

Clanging Pots Protest Trump's Intrepid Speech. The protest signs outside the Intrepid at 47th and 12th ave were held by the more boisterous group representing the Cry Baby left. Their temper tantrum raged on for hours as they chanted and clanged away on pots and pans. (NY Daily News) "Hundreds of spirited protesters clogged Manhattan’s West Side Thursday to try to spoil President Trump’s homecoming with noisy chants challenging White House policy on everything from immigration to health care." [ Part 3 - Video ]

Protest Trump's NYC Speech On the Intrepid

Anyone who is concerned about the destruction of planet, the attacks on immigrants, the threats of nuclear war, the attacks on LGBTQ people, the patriarchy, and all of the other dangers posed by the Trump regime needs to come out.

He should not be able to go anywhere without MASS protest, ESPECIALLY IN New York City. We are joining with Rise and Resist to make this as powerful as possible!
It was hours before The President arrived. He was delayed. No matter. The malcontents, cry babies and snowflakes hung-in there. They had plenty do to with their chanting, posing for the cameras and banging on their pots and pans. No one would be allowed a respectful evening of commemoration.

Trump touched down at JFK (he landed around 6 p.m.) the protesters had already been gathered for hours along the West Side Highway across from the U.S.S. Intrepid, the maritime museum on the Hudson River, where Trump will attend a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary the World War II Battle of the Coral Sea, and later meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Proud and thankful Americans were there, too. However, they arrived much later so I didn't see them.  Picture of the patriots posted at  "Supporters of President Donald Trump supporters rally outside his visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, May 4, 2017. "(Kevin Hagen/The New York Times file)"

Link from : a short gallery report on the evening inside the Intrepid.

But what the MSM was really interested was the disaffected outside the Intrepid. Their complaints and memes were the stars of the evening.

From The Gothamist

Donald Trump is paying a brief visit to New York City tonight for the first time since his inauguration, for a reception and dinner onboard the Intrepid. Protestors are now gathering near the decommissioned aircraft carrier to greet him with signs and cheers lambasting his presidency, with a special focus on today's narrow vote in the House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act.

As mentioned earlier, one of the organizers was a group called Rise and Resist. ABOUT RISE AND RESIST (supposedly new to the activist game):

Rise and Resist, formed in response to the 2016 US election, is a direct action group made up of both new and experienced activists committed to opposing, disrupting, and defeating any government act that threatens democracy, equality and our civil liberties. We work collaboratively, creatively, respectfully, and with all the joy we can muster for the health of the people and the planet.

This lovely "Rise and Resist" lass thinks she has NO Free Speech as she coyly tapes her mouth with: CAUTION POLICE STATE! while she is respected and protected by the NYPD.

We reject state sanctioned violence, bigotry and systemic discrimination in all its forms, including those directed at people because of their disability, gender identity/expression, immigration status, race, religion, sex and sexuality. We condemn all the oppressive policies that define the current government regime.

This is WAR and we have been warned ....

We strive to intentionally honor the complex challenges we face. Join us in fighting for justice.

++Pictures and Video Property of Pamela Hall++

Sunday, May 14, 2017

100 Days : #TheResistance vs Thank You Pres.Trump Patriots NYC

April 29, 2017. Noon. Trump Tower - 56th street and Fifth Avenue - home base for #TheResistance. The police seems to favor them at this prime location.

57th street and Fifth - the not preferred but seemingly predictable location that now houses the patriot rallies.

On this 1oo day of celebration, it was great to see that some came to praise our President.

VIDEO #TheResistance and Patriots come face to face

While others came to vilify him. Unceasingly.

Part 1 Flickr slide show:
The anti Left Mania continues. Noon . Trump Tower. Not my President. 100 Days of Failure. IMPEACH TRUMP!

Some observations. Re this 'bigly' thing: another Fake News meme.

BBC News 
and The Hollywood Reporter -

‘Bigly’? "It's a word," says Fiona McPherson, a senior editor with the Oxford English Dictionary.

"Bigly" can mean "with great force", she says. Thomas Hardy uses it in Far From the Madding Crowd to mean "proudly, haughtily, pompously," McPherson adds. The OED lists an adjectival definition: "Habitable, fit to dwell in; (hence) pleasant."

The US reference book company Merriam-Webster agrees that "bigly" is a word.

Part 2 Slide show : the Patriot's Support President Trump Rally was a block away from the 100 Days "Not My President" Protest. No matter.

Things got lively when some of the younger patriots brought flag-waving, singing and chanting to the Anti-Trump location.

Eventually, The Not My President losers started their march, passing by the patriots on their way to Columbus Circle.

VIDEO as the march begins and goes past patriots

The Never Ending Resistance : 100 days and counting.

But, perhaps there is a glimmer of hope that their persistence is NOT winning

Townhall -Kurt Schlicter:

In the first 100 days ... the goofy collection of commie traitors, coastal snobs, and crack-pot weirdoes that hilariously styles itself “#TheResistance” has only managed to successfully resist success.

#TheResistance is resisting us. The elite establishment is outraged that we normals have demanded to govern ourselves rather than begging for scraps from our betters in DC, NY and LA.... we rejected ... them.... we “stole” ....their birthright to reign sovereign over us.

#The Resistance is a mess [....] reduced to fighting for supremacy in their final redoubt, the universities where their fascist intimidation and suppression of speech provides a glimpse of America as it would have been had Trump not been elected [...]

[....] forced into a last-ditch effort to keep power in an institution where their control is total is proof positive of their weakness [...] to actively work to silence the voices of non-idiocy [...] Their goose-stepping antics on campus are providing America a preview of life under Democrats and it’s not helping them.

There’s no indication that the next 100 days, or the 100 days thereafter, will be any better for #TheResistance.

My thoughts on the recent protests. May Day. Climate /Science Day. 100 days and Counting Day. And upon Trump's return to NYC at the Intrepid the meme (again) - Impeach/Not My President Day.

Same signs. Same people. The Resistance drones on. BUT, there is a NEW Game in town. After May Day Commie Day and 100 Days Patriot's Day it would seem the millennial gen is actively resisting The Resistance.

VIDEO - a Street debate

 Silence is not the answer.

++Pictures and Video Property of Pamela Hall++

Friday, May 12, 2017

May Day NYC Commie Day – REVOLUTION 2017

There is only ONE Solution: REVOLUTION. REVOLUTION! May Day 2017. Across the country. Around the World. The Media War is winning . The Marxists and the Antifa comrades threaten the Free world but the Next Gen Millennials I saw are Mad as HELL and NOT going to take it ANY MORE.

The Mayday Workers who UNITED this day seemed to come  mostly from Latin countries. Signs in Spanish. Flags from their countries of birth (no American Flags) but, YES: MARXIST Flags. Socialists Flags. And DRUMS. Always Drums mixed with LATIN music blasting across Union Square. We weren't in Kansas anymore. REVOLUTION. REVOLUTION. Yeah. That's the ticket.

AND...the chants followed by the opening speech to inspire the United Commie Workers Rally.

Next we heard from Imani Henry - Peoples Assembly- Workin' the crowd.

 Enough with the speeches. I moved on to the taking of many pictures of the divergent hoards assembled. My task took wing. Pictures of signs. Lots of signs. Including the white protestors who shilled for The Socialist Green Party, the Marxist. com Party, Bob Avakian's TRUE Marxist Party. They are the behind the scenes facilitators of the revolution to FREE Mumia. To Dump Trump. To Stop Killer Cops. The END White Supremacy --- Cause---- BLACK Lives Matter.

FLICKR Slide show.

BUT, today was more than just speeches and pictures. Antifa arrived and the game changed. I heard an agitated Leftie tell their lead guy to hurry - pointing towards center of the square - there was  " a problem".

Seems Brittany Venti vs the Antifas was the next event leading to the arrest of this popular streamer. What I think I witnessed prior to the assault is first  presented in a series of pictures mounted in video format.

We don't want you here!" Imani Henry (seen in another video) was  leading a 'wall' of people already harassing Brittany and forcing her and a friend from a Public Square."

Something happened between Antifa-guy and Brittney, leading up to a  sign hitting her on the head.  She says Antifa-guy  hit her with the sign. Video that was released shows someone does hit her in the head, And Antifa-guy was bloodied near his left eye in retaliation. Brittany was not bloodied. 

Whatever, they were BOTH arrested.

 Brittany talks about what happened. It's a  bit long, but she does give perspective on how she was attacked.  Link to short tweet  video  ... from @JessixOW - she shows some of the confrontation. This is a good video that shows how long the harassment went on, how it grew, BTW, "WHERE WERE THE POLICE?"

Vocativ link report on assault and arrest

 .... an “alt-right”  (I HATE that bogus label) social media provocateur.
Venti and anti-fascist (Antifa) protesters clashed, eventually resulting in Venti’s arrest and a bloodied protester. The moments leading up to her arrest were captured on a Periscope stream. After the arrest, she claimed someone hit her with a stick. It’s not yet known with what crime, if any, Venti has been charged.
When asked “what do you have to say to your fans,” she replied, “free Brittany Venti!”
THEN there were the Libertarian kids. They too were assaulted. The assault in action. (vocativ. com)

Another scuffle broke out between Antifa protesters and Trump-supporting Libertarians about 30 minutes later, the latter group eventually being be led across the street. The faction of Trump backers, about 30 people at its height, chanted “Build the wall!” and “You lost!” to the May Day participants in Union Square.

Assaulted. Pushed. Flour-bombed  Punched. Crunched. Til finally the police got wind there was something serious happening at the SW end of the Square. No one was actually hurt - that I could see - so perhaps a lot of bluster and show for the cameras- still these Libertarian Free-Speech protestors kept smiles on their faces even in the thick of the "madding" crowd.

Once on the scene, the police pulled them to the island S.E. of the square. Sharing the area with Pro-Trump Build-the-Wall protestors.

Eventually all joined in the chorus BUILD THE WALL. Pumped. Fearless.

Which sent one white Commie flag waving millennial  into a seething rage. From the Union Square side, he paced with his Marxist flag, shouting at the patriots. He was seeing red but not the kind he wanted.

After the assault video

Gen X Millennials. Self-identified as Libertarians. They got spunk. They are NOT Fascists. They are NOT Nazis. They call out  Communism, Socialism. The Soviet et al. They have but One Solution: Keep America Free of Totalitarian despots.

But, Never Forget, why THEY were there. THIS was MAYDAY. Commie Day. America, she is BAD. The REVOLUTION is the Only  SOLUTION: WORKERS UNITE!

++ Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall++