The usual hard-core left came out out for this rally, propelled by hysteria and disinformation they claimed the "supremes" had not only made abortion ILLEGAL, but gay rights of all kinds would be next.
While those in Foley waited for the marchers to cross the Bklyn Bridge, many here were busy setting up their (mostly) ABORTION-on-demand displays.
Guesstimets of 10,000 protestors marching across the bridge are just that, a guess, but whatever, their arrival would not happen for a couple of hours,
So ... no use hanging around after I got my pictures of the signs: "my job was done".
Yes, Foley Sq. was "alive" with the visual clutter of killing-the-babies activism.
Once the march arrived with their signs promoting Gay rights, Black rights, Trans rights as well as abortion rights, it was going to be a very big party.
Remember, those who aide-and-abet abortion-on-demand are the Good Guys.
"Abortion Pills" treated like candy (as in the kiddy pool)
The message this day - and still : FUCK the Supreme Court!
Oh, and lots of Peace Doves, hanging every where, cause we all know how 'peaceful' the left can be.
The police were very visible, but only on the perimeter of Foley Square.
They just seemed to hang while I was there since the march hadn't come over the bridge yet. (Their presence must have been for the march- not the "party")
And those Food Trucks. I've been to many Foley Sq protests but this was the first time I've seen any food trucks lined up like that.
Flickr Slide Show:
.With all the amplified speakers lined up in front of the stage, it was going to be a VERY LOUD event, so my decision to leave ahead of the crowd was easy.
Short video of the stage with the message-heavy projections : Wokeism Hypocrisy prevails ...
BUT, this isn't the 60's. Abortion is not illegal. Abortion has just been thrown back to the States to decide, as it should have been in 1973.
NOT OUTLAWED across the country, it is a State's issue ...
So, the fear factor ruled ... Ignorance prevailed
As their OUTRAGE ... GROWS.
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July 6, 2022. Times Square. 42nd st. A new vax-hub set-up to vaccinate, to JAB our babies and toddlers. It is open for business.
Anti-mandate activists pleaded with parents to NOT give their kids, their babies, this experimental jab.
This is one of the locations in NYC where parents are encouraged to bring their BABIES and toddlers to be vaxxed.
.After a few mothers and fathers brought their BABIES to the hub, a street theatre mom (who was actually with the protestors) pretended to change her mind and did not enter. (fun)
An odd homeless fellow hung around, stripped off his shirt, even took the time to PONDER his cig as he played to the cameras.
Many inside appear to be Chinese, causing an unsubstantiated reaction that the Chinese are running the hub. [Odd? Or just a coincidence?] Whatever, they were no longer welcoming exposure from the street...SO... the windows were papered over. Now no one can see inside. (this happened after the first protest)
What was revealed, once inside, was a VERY empty facility, with lots of staff at the ready. Perhaps the low attendance means the parents are protecting their babies from this experimental "vaccine".
But, doctors are questioning the SCIENCE. (They have from the beginning)
...Perhaps the educating of the parents is working. (we can hope)
.Meanwhile, as long as the government is promoting anxiety filled ads, the protests continue. On this day (July 6th) there were about around 20 people who protested babies getting the jab. Pleading with the parents and passersby to SAVE the Children.
.Police and protestors at one point fought over the use of barricades.
While inside, the staff hid from the protestors behind a black curtained barrier.
..RUMBLE - 3 videos - As Mayor Adams opened a midtown/Times Square Vax Hub for babies (6 mo to 5 yrs of age). Protest in front of NYC's V@XX Hub for children on w. 42nd st..
Flickr slide show The complaint from the protestors: "The cops protect these demons and then state they are just doing they job . So clearly their job is to not save children from evil organizations but instead to keep the organization safe to tamper with children, from parents who actually care."
"..the WEF invites viewers to “take a peek at the future”. And it is BLEAK. It is all about making COVID life permanent."
“It seems criminal that we put out the recommendation to give mRNA COVID vaccines to babies without good data. We really don’t know what the risks are yet. So why push it so hard?” a CDC physician added. A high-level FDA official felt the same way: “The public has no idea how bad this data really is. It would not pass muster for any other authorization.”
And yet, the FDA and the CDC pushed it through. That slap in the face of science may explain why only 2% of parents of children under age five have chosen to get the COVID vaccine, and 40% of parents in rural areas say their pediatricians did not recommend the COVID vaccine for their child."
.Silencing physicians is not “following the science.” Less absolutism and more humility by the men and women running our public health agencies would go a long way in rebuilding public trust
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The Broadway League’s "Black to Broadway" Initiative will present "Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth", a free outdoor event centered around black joy and unity that will feature black Broadway performers in a free outdoor 90-minute concert.
The goal of "Black to Broadway" is to inspire deeper engagement with, awareness of, and access to Broadway for all black people. Created by the Broadway League in 2019, and originally called "Let’s Do Broadway", this initiative is an industry-wide celebration of the black community on Broadway—on stage, in the audience, behind the scenes and as leaders in the Broadway community.
With special guest appearances by 2022 Tony Award-winner Myles Frost(MJ The Musical)
And 2022 Tony Award nominee Jared Grimes (Funny Girl) ... (as well as many others)
This year’s event includes the inaugural presentation of the Juneteenth Legacy Awards honoring Leslie Uggams and Ben Vereen ...
... for their incredible community involvement and astounding achievements on Broadway.
"Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth" starts at noon and is a free 90-minute concert featuring black performers, and allies, performing their own works of art, with their song, dance, and poetry accompanied by live music provided by The Music Performance Trust Fund. [End Bdwy League Press release]
Duffy Square was very hot. The sun was beating down on us, no shade.
Didn't seem to matter, though. the crowd was very happy, looking forward to the celebration
"In Galveston, Texas, the home of Juneteenth, residents began marking the day when members of the Union Army arrived upon the southern reaches of Texas in 1865 to both inform enslaved people that they were henceforth entitled to a wage for their labor, and to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation among slaveholders. Black people have led their own celebrations for the holiday since its inception. Their celebrations have since reached everywhere the black diaspora has spread." [AOL]
Video 2 - June 19, 2022- Ben Vereen was an honored guest, but first he gave an introduction to the meaning/ history of the Juneteenth Celebration.
The crowd was also watching behind the enclosed area and seated on the red steps.
Video 3 - Charlotte St, Martin (President of the Broadway League) introduced Ben Vereen and Leslie Uggams who were being honored with the 2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Awards", followed by Tony winner, Myles Frost.
Regarding this new National Holiday, "Charlie Kirkpointed out that the recent push around the June 19th holiday is a cynical attempt by the Left to sow division and tell Americans that “really we’re more racist than ever.” [Human Events]
As much as I would like racism to be erased, the proliferation of the Marxist CRT (Critical Race Theory -Woke narrative)- that black artists must now be hired at all levels, instead of white people, to supposedly end racism: this propaganda has warped their minds. They can't handle the truth, that hiring anyone based on the color of their skin: IS racism.Perhaps.
Video 4 - Brian Moreland, Aaliytha Stevens (Exec Prod of Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth/Black to Broadway) They introduced Leslie Uggams, who received the 2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Award". But, first they spoke of her many accomplishments on Broadway.
Video 5 -Leslie Uggams then accepts the 2022 "Juneteenth Legacy Award".
One of the many guest performers (I didn't catch the names)
A view of the back of the stage looking north as I left Duffy Sq
Unfortunately, Kamala Harris exhibited - again- how misinformed too many have become.
"Vice President, Kamala Harris, bungled a history lesson about the Juneteenth holiday Monday, telling kids that black people were enslaved in America for 400 years — overstating the actual time period by more than 150 year" [NY Post]
++ But, Deroy Murdock, an American political commentator, offers a better understanding of the Juneteenth holiday. (It's long, but well-written.)
America marks our second Juneteenth national holiday Monday. Some will focus on the severe pain and death that slavery inflicted on blacks between 1619 and 1865. It would be far more useful, however, to celebrate so much that black Americans have accomplished since the original Juneteenth liberated the last of some 4 million emancipated slaves.
That joyous day arrived on June 19, 1865. Having vanquished the Confederacy that April, victorious Union Army soldiers reached Galveston, Texas. They encountered that final group of slaves who were unaware that the South had fallen.
More important, the men in blue uniforms read General Order No. 3 to people who, until then, were private property: “All slaves are free.” Henceforth, these black men, women and children belonged to themselves, not others.
Republican-led Reconstruction efforts initially offered blacks much hope. Some former slaves represented the South in Congress.
Alas, Democrats got the upper hand as Reconstruction faltered, and they dug their heels into black necks. But despite the oppression of Democrat-enforced Jim Crow laws and the terror imposed by the Democrat-founded and -manned Ku Klux Klan, blacks capitalized on the opportunities that America offered, first grudgingly and then with increasing enthusiasm. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 torpedoed Democrat-operated systemic racism in the South, millions of blacks have flourished across America.
Booker T. Washington rose “Up from Slavery,” as his fascinating memoir details. Born as his master’s possession in 1856, Washington was free but spectacularly poor after the first Juneteenth. At one point, he slept beneath a raised sidewalk in Richmond, Va.
Washington soon educated himself and then others. He founded Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute on July 4, 1881. It was among the first historically black colleges and universities. Washington wrote and lectured widely and became the White House’s first black dinner guest when Republican President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed him in October 1901.
Madam C.J. Walker became America’s first female millionaire entrepreneur. She earned her fortune in the early 1900s by marketing hair-care products to fellow blacks. By selling Afro Sheen before Afro Sheen, she made enough money to buy a mansion in posh Westchester, near that of John D. Rockefeller.
The Netflix mini-series “Self-Made” dramatizes Walker’s amazing story. It stars Octavia Spencer, a black success story in her own right and an Academy Award winner, along with Sidney Poitier, Isaac Hayes, Whoopi Goldberg, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee and numerous other exceptional black filmmakers.
Black musicians Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington co-fathered jazz, as W.C. Handy, Sidney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Delight Jones, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis and countless other black talents still polish this all-American art form to a blinding sheen.
The Tuskegee Airmen bombed Adolf Hitler to bits and buried beneath smoldering rubble the notion that blacks lacked the brains to fly.
Jackie Robinson integrated baseball. Muhammad Ali was The Greatest pugilist. Michael Jordan towered over basketball. Tiger Woods dominated golf and still competes despite severe wounds from a February 2021 car wreck.
Impresario Berry Gordy launched a whole new sound called Motown. Kenneth Chenault led American Express for 17 years. Ursula Burns was Xerox CEO. Richard Parsons ran Citigroup and Time Warner. E. Stanley O’Neal’s grandfather was a slave. Two generations later, O’Neal chaired Merrill Lynch.
Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice were US secretaries of state. Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were US attorneys general. Kamala Harris is vice president. And Barack Obama spent eight years as president.
If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King likely would argue that — while room to rise remains — his Dream has come true. Beyond these famous names, millions of black Americans use their freedom to improve themselves, their loved ones, their communities and this nation.
This and every Juneteenth, Americans of all hues should applaud black success since emancipation rather than wallow with the critical race theorists in all the wrongs before June 19, 1865. [NY Post] END
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Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion providers filed suit to stymie the law, arguing that it violated the state’s constitution.
Parties opposed to the 15-week ban pushed back against the legislation, asserting that the Sunshine State constitution guarantees the right to an abortion.
Their legal challenge leaned on a 1980 amendment that guaranteed a broad right to privacy. The state Supreme Court previously interpreted those rights to include access to abortion." [NY Post]
Two Comments from NY Post article:
"So the legislature passes the fifteen week ban and the governor signs it. Maybe I am confused, but isn't this exactly how SCOTUS said that this process is supposed to work? I could have sworn that is what they said in their ruling last Friday. Six days later a judge say's "sorry....not happening". Even though the process worked exactly as it is supposed to." [comment 1]
"Socialicommimarxifascist"shifferbrains, following the U.S. Constitution is what judges are SWORN to do. Only in "socialicommimarxifascist" idiotland do people think otherwise." [comment 2]
On this day, June 24, she grabbed a bullhorn under the park’s renowned arch and slammed the Supreme Court as “radical.”
“Every movement in this country, every revolution we’ve ever experienced in this country, has not been led by elected officials, it’s been led by all of you who are here today to demand justice,” James told protesters.
“The only way we can respond to this political decision is a political response is to vote. Vote for those women who will not have rights to abortion. Vote for all those in harm’s way today. Vote against the Supreme Court of the United States, our radical right-wing Supreme Court.” [NY Post]
Thousands of protesters gather inside Washington Square Park. Paul Martinka[/caption]
"And so one Twitter user posted a graphic that said: “Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant.” In response, another Twitter user wrote:
“Finally, you figured out how not to get pregnant, that wasn’t that hard was it?” Ouch!
Women of the Left, once again: your terms are more than generous and gratefully accepted.( Robert Spencer)
The young woman in the centeris Fighting Fascism? (The Lost Generation)
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