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An eclectic mix of articles that might give us some hope amidst the insanity

“We Were Strangers Once,Too” – immigration smart art – Times Square

Feb 14 thru March 5th, 2017 – Duffy Sq (46th and Bdwy)- NYC- Valentines Day. Peace. Love. Never waste a moment to preach to the masses: “We Were Strangers Once, Too”(Barack Obama)

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Just what I would expect from  these public-funded committees that seem to only approve ODD ART projects.

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A curiosity – that may never make sense –  Of course

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de rigueur (a must)

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Since I was on my way to “I am a Muslim, too”, no time to ponder, wander nor wade through those poles; to READ and decipher this IMMIGRANT installation. (Not high on my bucket list)

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The installation designed by
The Office for Creative Research beat out several others to be the winner of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition.


The exhibit is about 10 feet high and features 33 poles inscribed and colored to represent the different places where some of the foreign-born NYC residents came from. As visitors move around the sculpture, they get a different perspective. Once they arrive at the designated spot, a heart is revealed.

Perhaps “We Were Strangers Once, Too” was meant to ask HOW racist TRUMP could HATE Immigrants!

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Next  stop, 48th street and “I Am a Muslim,Too“, Part Deux

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++Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall++

“I am Muslim, Too” Fools and Tools Return to Times Square

I am Muslim, too has returned, proclaiming across Times Square: We Stand With American Muslims!


An I Heart Muslims event organized by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding — a coalition of religious groups led by record label founder Russell Simmons, Rabbi Marc Schneider (and others)

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The crowd was jammed, of course, with all the  UWS (upper west side) and Brooklyn Liberal Jews. Signs advertising their blind obedience with “I am a Jew. Today, I’m a Muslim too’ and  Muslims, of course, filled out the crowd..

Otherwise- the claim by comic, Dean Obeidallah (the Muslim MC) that we were surrounded by a SEA of Brown faces [stretching to 57th st] was GREATLY exaggerated. [See more in Flickr slideshow]

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But, how else would Dean be able to lead with his fake-news punch-line LIE, that Trump’s Florida audience had been a sea of angry white faces filled with HATE. (obviously he didn’t see the black trump supporters in Melbourne, Florida. Sitting proudly behind trump, with signs held prominently towards the cameras.

Screen shot from itv.com

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BTW- co hosting with Obeidallah was lesbian, Jewish comic, Judy Gold. Her level of ignorance re Islam and its deathly intolerance for homosexuals obviously runs DEEP. Nope. the truth is always inconvenient.

SO – onward  and upward with I am a MUSLIM, Too – Part Two. Starting things out was the comic co-hosts who screamed us into auditory hell, followed by that that great humanitarian, Def jams’ own Russell Simmons.

Simmons gave a speech to be expected,  ‘We are here, unified, because of Donald Trump, so we won’t speak too harshly of him tonight – today. We want to thank him for bringing us together. Middle America’ has been misled. The seeds of hate that were small, and maybe just ignorance, cannot be watered. That hate cannot grow’. Anti-Trump, Pro- Muslim. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Susan Sarandon. The token STAR of the event, gave a DEEP-voiced speech (my god- what happened to her voice) Pro-forma leftist blather as she railed against Trump’s America destroying the constitution and ending with ‘We will fight hatred with love’ and OF COURSE, I am a MUSLIM, too.

Rabbis and pastors – imams, a Sikh, a Buddhist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Mennonite, Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist and Hindu – all gave short speeches praising Islam.

As did Rabbi Marc Schneier (President Foundation For Ethnic Understanding) who twice in one short speech proclaimed, I am a Muslim, Too , followed by a sequence of Takbirs (Allah is Greater) … [1;13 in the video]

Ashamed of being Americans in what they claim to be an INTOLERANT America.

Local politicians and civil rights advocates, too. Parading their ignorance of Islam’s INTOLERANT history towards Judaism and Christianity, even NOW in the 21st century. No matter what the historically intolerant facts reveal about Islam, they shouted – each one of them – I AM A MUSLIM, TOO.

So, as the pathetic display of naive inclusiveness and good will continued for the cameras, we heard the required Muslim prayers; allahu akbars and takbirs from the stage . (even got the extra treat of some prayers at the side of the stage)


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Brooklyn-born Palestinian-American activist,  “I am unapologetically Muslim, all day, every day,” she told the cheering crowd. “I am not afraid because fear is a choice; it is not a fact. So today I ask you, in the true grit and spirit of a New Yorker, that you choose courage in the face of fear.”

Sarsour was also touted as one of the proud organizers of the DC Women’s march .
Fist bumping and ONE finger umma pumping Sarsour. The symbolism did not go unnoticed.

Sarsour BTW resurfaced after seeming to be persona non grata at some recent Muslim pressers down town. But, here she was  – front and center –  along with intifada NYC’s Debbie Almontaser.

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The media war for the hearts and minds of a naive America, whose desire to Love Muslims (Islam is off the table), this circus was the darling of the media for about 4 hours on Sunday, Feb 19.

A circus that will continue to play across the country, dominating the media.  Enjoyed. Unchallenged.


As long as the Hate Trump machine rolls on, these LOVE fests will continue. Appearing soon at a school, college and artistic venue near you.

The Future is a terrible thing to waste.

++Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall++

Anti-Israel Groups Protest Emergency Rally For Israel at Columbia Univ

Monday- Feb 13, 2017 – 6:30- Columbia Univ. Danny Danon, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN was invited to speak at Columbia University.

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However, anti-Israel groups were planning a protest to disrupt the event.

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SO…there was an Emergency Rally For Israel :

Due to their pressure, Columbia administration imposed a last-minute restriction on the event’s attendance preventing many Israel supporters and other interested parties from hearing the ambassador’s speech.

Wait listed means …. NO ADMITTANCE !


Let us show the UN ambassador of the only Middle East democracy a warm welcome. Let us show our support to Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University – SSI Columbia who organized this event.

Let us send a message to the Columbia administration that the university’s responsibility is to protect and encourage free speech and civil discourse instead of restricting it.

And let us show anti-Israel hate groups that false and bigoted messages will not prevail. This is a non-partisan pro-Israel, pro free speech event!.

Flickr slide show:

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What we saw outside (and others inside) was predictable. They did not fail to agitate.  The SJP …. and others…. were there to SHUT DOWN Free Speech.


Video of BOTH sides – the confrontation outside Lerner

Saw them assemble to march  at approx. 6:30 and then- as they began marching back and forth in front of Lerner Hall- they grew in numbers.

Glutting the sidewalk. Jamming egress for anyone just trying to walk by.  And SHOUTING. CHANTING. Hateful. Nasty. Smug. Shrill.

Eventually the police brought more barricades- to clear the center of the public sidewalk. But, the noise pollution continued, unabated,

…. while other kuffeya-clad REGISTERED GUESTS continued to gain entry.


INSIDE- as predicted- was the shut Danon down phase two.


SHOUT and SHOUT and SHOUT so he can’t speak. not answer questions. after all- someone might hear the TRUTH. These fascist thugs can’t have that – EVER


And Columbia? Shame on you. SHAME SHAME SHAME


FROM LEFT: their Press release, video, and photos re the protest can be found at:
https://www.facebook.com/CUapartheiddivest/posts/1709359776016825
twitter https://twitter.com/ColumbiaSJP
https://twitter.com/ColumbiaSJP

I conclude with this buoyant response: Allyson Levy February 14 at 8:34am ·

Last night the pro Israel voice won….Danon got to speak, and the anti-semites were left to chant to a glass wall….AM YISRAEL CHAI ❤️🇮🇱


Right on!


[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

National “Day Of Hate” (Commie Style) Grand Central Station – NYC

Feb 15, 2017. Grand Central NYC. A  National “Day of ACTION aka Hate”.

Arranged by those lovable Fascists, the “NY Jewish Voice For Peace”.

Their  face book instructions:, “Meet under the clock, 5;30 . Chants 6 PM. March to Trump tower 6:30” The commuters HATE this use and abuse of a public space. Jammed with thumb sucking Leftards.

(Flickr slide show of the action)

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This was “Jerusalem,Israel”  vs the BDS insanity of  the NY Jews for “Peace”- during Rush Hour. Really. Now? Since the rush hour madness is in full swing. many commuters were aggressive – angry- their tone and body language said it all- as they did a perfunctory excuse me rushing for their trains.

Annoyed that they suffered this preachy knot of anti- Israel, anti- Trump, pro- Islamist  FASCISTI. These are the hard-core militants who hate the America we love.

A short video as I took “a trip “around the Gordian knot- planted Stage Center.

Many, MANY police are pulled off the street to baby sit these insurgents – as they assemble and then marched from Grand Central to Trump Tower. Jew HATING is legal here. Not exaggerating. This is a very familiar crowd. They HATE-hate any thing and anyone that threatens their LEFTARD utopia. LOVE is NOT what they do best. Stir the revolution. That’s the ticket. RISE UP and march us all to the ovens. But LOVE — is just a word.

Hatred of Israel. Jews and America. Make no mistake. That is what they preach. That is what the Love. Smiles coming from the wicked-at-heart  should send chills through your spine. If they win this battle for the hearts and minds of the masses.  Be afraid. Be very afraid. ++

[Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall]

I Heart Illegals, Share the Love Day – NYC 2017

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Valentines Day  – NYC – 2017. A coalition led by nyic declared that Feb 14 was a “Day to come together… in love…. We’ve got each others backs. If we fight with love, we will win.”


A Love-Fest co-ordinated by those LOVING anti-Trump, anti-America Leftists.


THEIR goals – an America with no borders, no immigration laws should frighten all Americans. (BUT, it doesn’t.)

Video: Opening speech from (Linette?)

[BTW- sitting on the nyice board– of course – CAIR ‘s own  Linda Sarsour, Director Arab-American Association of New York]

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As  I stood there – surrounded by the couple 100 or so  “robots”-  swarming the staging area – I wondered, “Would they love me?” Do they, “Love all their neighbors? Or just illegals?”


For moi, anonymity seemed the better course at this time.

Pressed elbow to elbow with SEIU (commies) Working Families Party (Commies), MinKwon (commies), CAIR (FASCISTS) and the many others named in their thank you list and  read off at the beginning of this short, VERY short presser. ( video)

We stand united against all efforts to tear immigrant communities apart.

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CO-SPONSORS (List in formation)
Chhaya CDC
Council on American-Islamic Relations, New York
Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
Majlis Al Shura: Islamic Leadership Council of Greater NY
Mercy Center
MinKwon Center for Community Action
Retail Action Project
South ASIAN Fund For Education,Scholarship & Training (SAFEST)
Teamsters Joint Council 16

 

Video: Chants and a shout out the Federal Plaza to LET THEM IN!

Destroying Trump’s America. Yeah. That’s the ticket. So, Let the party begin! (and it did)  . See short  Flickr slide show:

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” a series of speakers voiced their discontent over the ban that blocks entry for all refugees from Syria indefinitely, halts refugees from other countries for 120 days and restricts travel from six additional majority Muslim countries.”

Video – Gale Brewer . President of the New York City Borough of Manhattan.

“We are a city and country of immigrants,” said Rama Issa-Ibrahim, a lead adviser to the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and herself a Syrian immigrant, “We will not stop fighting for everyone’s rights.”

Video-  Francis Madi, a Venezuelan Immigrant on her own story

Video – Brandon (Madi?) gives the crowd a pep-talk

Video – Jung Rae Jang of MinKwon

After the speakers came music and chanting lead by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra AND then – finally-  the media noticed these stalwart patriots from NYICE – defending America’s borders and Laws.

“On this Valentine’s Day, we call on New Yorkers to come together to love and protect one another, and stand up for immigrant communities!

Join The New York Immigration Coalition to show your love for and solidarity with our immigrant communities who are under attack.

Our New York is inclusive and we will do everything in our power to fight back against deportations, walls, and bans.”

(They even sent a Valentine to Putin) Spread the LOVE!

“As WE SAY:
-NO to ICE raids and enforcement
-NO to the Muslim and Refugee Ban
-NO to the building of a wall”


i.e. —LAWS?  We don’t need no stinkin’ laws.

++ Links to other reports on this Love Fest came from : NY Carpe Diem and Westchester News  who managed to report on the proud DIVERSE patriots who were there to DEFEND American Immigration Law ++

[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]

We The People Support Our New President – Rally at Trump Tower – NYC

Feb. 5, 2017- Noon – Outside Trump Tower Fifth Avenue. It was cold. It was SUPER BOWL Sunday. But, that did not keep these patriots at home.

Only problem, couldn’t hear or see the speakers. Otherwise, it was a Super Rally on Super Bowl Sunday.

I arrived a few minutes after twelve, and first thing I  heard was chanting “refugees are welcome here“. Did the pro-Trump Rally find a way to use the Lefist’s chants — as a hook for the press?  Nope. A few LOUD hard-core anti-Trumpers were on hand …. chanting away.

Moving on to the end of this block, between 55th and 56th streets, I was pleased to see the many pro-Trump rally signs. Eager. Happy. Already scoped out by the press. Cameras on tripods ready to film the action.

This was a nice turnout- kudos to the organizers. Visually the signs did not disappoint.


The enthusiasm was infectious.


Someone even brought a Donald Doll to the festivities


At the other end of the rally, the pro-Trumpers ….

…. They had a spirited exchange with the anti-Trumpers and the press, of course, drifted that direction.

AFSI  [Americans For a Safe Israel] was there. Reporting on this enthusiastic rally….

On a sunny but chilly Sunday afternoon, supporters of President Trump braved the cool weather and swarms of tourists on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, to tell the world: 

DONALD TRUMP IS OUR PRESIDENT AND MUST BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO LEAD.

Since President Trump’s inauguration, there have been hundreds of anti-Trump rallies around the country, many of them violent and filled with language not worthy of the gutter. Yesterday, those who believe in democracy and the rule of law said, “enough is enough.” President Trump was elected democratically, according to the laws of our country, and it is time for the entire nation to accept it.

 AFSI’s Co-Executive Director, Helen Freedman, was one of the many speakers at the pro-Trump rally. Carrying an Israeli flag, she emphasized that the USA and JerUSAlem are entwined, since USA makes up the middle letters of Israel’s capital city. She also stressed the promises Trump made while campaigning regarding moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and keeping a hands-off policy regarding settlement building. The crowd was with her all the way.

Links to the some of the media reports:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/york-pro-anti-trump-supporters-face-off-211557130.html

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2017/02/5/trump-supporters–organized-by-queens-gop-chairman–rally-in-manhattan.html

http://www.thedailystar.com/news/state/nyc-demonstrators-rally-in-support-of-trump/article_5c46496a-a5be-5870-aca3-c8c282541564.html

Organizers of  the pro-Trump Rally said they came to honor President Trump and to show support for the “electoral college process AND to show pride in America.” That they did.  Bravo!

More pictures in the slide show:

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++ all Photos are property of Pamela Hall++

“Emergency Rally for Muslim and Immigrant Rights” – Washington Sq – NYC

   Wednesday, January 25, 2017 – 5 pm – Washington Square . Emergency Rally For Muslim and Immigrant Rights” hosted by Hamas-linked CAIR.

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Joined by NYC’s hard-core Leftist politicians and union shills.

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The Soc/Commie/Prog/Fascisti ranted and whined for over an hour about the need to RESIST the Trump Presidency.

RESIST. RESIST. RESIST.

Their Plan: Deconstruct American customs and laws, one fake-news protest at a time.
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And the press eats it up. No Rally.  No Protest goes unnoticed.

AFDI (American Freedom Defense Initiative) has compiled video excerpts that exposes this treasonous revolt

By the time they actually started – after much waiting – Washington Square was packed.  5 pm was really just hurry up and WAIT.


We had to wait, chant, and wait some more …. while our Muslim brothers and sisters finished their Maghrib (sunset) prayers. Call a presser to coincide with their prayers; to impress the media with their faithfulness. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Spread the Prayers. Spread the Love….

Finally, Afaf Nasher, Executive Director of CAIR-NY, Muslim. hijabbed and photogenic, began to introduce the speakers.

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Missing, BTW, was Linda Sarsour. Muslim. sarsour-anti-nypd-protestPhotogenic.  Sarsour led most of these protests as the hijabbed-face of Islam. Groomed for public office, but she seems to have disappeared from the forefront of this diverse and inclusive enclave.

Even so, there was no shortage of local and State government politicians, anti-Trump and in-the-pocket of the pro-Hamas “CAIR Demolition Express” . 

The short individual videos of the speakers, throws the spotlight on the outrageously predictable speeches of  NYC’s hard-core Marxist politicians. To paraphrase Sun Tzu,  another step in the “Know Thy Enemy” loop. We have ignored their agenda for too long.

Slideshow of  the Emergency Rally protest

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To keep the American reformation from happening they “Dance with the Devil” (shaitan). Preaching to “the Oppressed”. The Good. The Needy. The “Tired and Poor”. A recipe for Deceit. Duplicity. For Treason.

Repetition is their drug of choice: “NAZI. Trump.  Fascist. Trump. Racist Trump AND Dump Trump. Dump Trump. Dump Trump.” He must be stopped. Impeach Trump! (amidst cheers, cheers. and more cheers)

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The prominent agitators behind this presser/ rally/protest : CAIR / Workers Party/Communist Party/ Socialist Party. SEIU. NYCLU. The NY City Council.   All seek treasonous ways to create and maintain the disaffected masses. Their goals never change.  Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat ) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat)…. ad nauseum ….

 We are at war. Traitors from within. Temper tantrums from the Left. And the media still LOVES them.

“… a war between Davos, Conde Nast, GQ, Soros, MSNBC, Hollywood, Facebook and America. And America won.

The “resistance” is a collection of elites, from actors at award shows to fashion magazines to tech billionaires, decrying a popular revolt against their rule. They are not the resistance. They are dictators in exile. They had their chance to impose their vision on the people. And they lost.

The protests aren’t a revolution. They’re a counterrevolutionary reaction by a fallen establishment.”

The People have spoken. At the ballot box. We the Revolution!

VIDEOS : The speakers were introduced by Executive Director of CAIR-NY Afaf Nasher. [Part 1] Council of American Islamic Relation — a civil rights organization  — called for love and action from thousands of protesters gathered in solidarity under the arch. http://www.cair-ny.org/staff/

Part 2 – Letitia “Tish” James, NYC Public Advocate & Workers Party darling gave a rabble rousing speech that would make the Comintern proud as she chanted “Too male; too pale; too stale” to the receptive crowd.

Part 3- NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams. and as he left the we were treated to, “Peace Trump, you outta here”

Part 4- NYC Council Member Corey Johnson [I am Gay. HIV positive. My grandfather adopted from Korea]

Part 5 – NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

Part 6 – Amer. Muslim Attorneys Assoc. – Attorney Alma Abadaou (?) [A woman. Muslim. Attorney. Trump I am your greatest fear]

Part 7 – NYCLU- Jordan Wellsstaff attorney [“We will see him in court- if he proceeds with this action. (while the crowd chants )”Lock him up. Lock him up”]   He continues with Threats . Talks of Treason. Encourages others to become Sanctuary Cities. We will see the Trump Administration In Court!

Part 8DREAM Action Coalition [http://drmactioncoalition.org/our-staff/#.WJon1hCeDB0] CESAR VARGAS …. Giving a voice to the undocumented … He announced that( he TOO is UNdocumented [aka ILLEGAL] He could be deported. Re warns that what they do in the next four years, how they respond to Trump, could change the face of America for the next 100 years.)

Part 9 – NY Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Part 10 – NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal. [We don’t want Federal money. NYC is and will remain a Sanctuary City]

Part 11 – NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Veverito

Part 12- Chants from the Resistance in Washington Sq

Next day, CAIR thanked all the little people and their political sycophants on face book for joining The Resistance:

Our most sincere thanks to the thousands of New Yorkers who joined us last night to take a powerful stand against President Trump’s attacks on Muslim and immigrant New Yorkers. More than 3,000 people joined this remarkable rally, and there wasn’t a single arrest during the CAIR-NY sponsored event (though we were saddened to learn of several arrests during a later splinter demonstration).

Yesterday was the easy part, now we tackle the long, strenuous task of building the legal and advocacy capacity to fight any attack on our Muslim and undocumented neighbors. Please consider making a donation today to help cover the costs of last night’s demonstration and build CAIR-NY’s ability to advocate for all New Yorkers. We don’t receive any funding from our national organization, so CAIR-NY depends on the New York community for our financial support. http://www.cair-ny.org/donate.

++ Link to media coverage:NY Daily News++

Then, on January 30th, CAIR filed their Constitutional Law suit.

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++ CAIR- those paragons of virtue- challenging our Constitution ++

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[Full disclosure; Pamela Hall sits on the Board of AFDI (American Freedom Defense Initiative)]

++Pictures and video property of Pamela Hall (except where designated)++