On June 11, New York City will host its annual Puerto Rico Day Parade, This year the organizers have decided to honor Oscar Lopez Rivera as a hero of National Freedom. For those that do not know, Oscar recently was released from a prison sentence by a pardon from President Obama. Oscar headed the FLAN, the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, a group dedicated to the national Independence of Porto Rico through violent means. It was responsible for 120 or so bombings, that thankfully only took 5 lives.
This decision has caused some backlash, with sponsors deciding to drop out, police and firefighters groups protesting the inclusion, political support seemed to remain strong. The Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, dithered on to himself drop out of the parade,and then finally made the decision to. The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, still plans to attend, and knowing him will probably march arm in arm with Oscar, birds of a feather.
I”m really surprised that this isnt getting more play outside of Washington DC but given that its been a few years since the attacks, peoples memories fade. Maybe in 20 years Lee Boyd Malvo will be honored in a march through DC, after he is pardoned by a fawning president.
There seems to be a desire by some environmental activists to drive humanity back to subsistence level existence. I do not care about the protein level of grubs. I prefer steak and chops.
With all the drama surrounding Trump and “influence” from Russia, one tends to forget that in the past another president had issues with another nation influencing him, or so it was claimed.
Another fine example of why many people in this nation have a fear of, and heavy disrespect, for police. It’s shit like this that causes people to distrust the legal system and do their damnedest to avoid the police in their daily lives.
2 women and one man in a loving relationship, I got no problem if they want to live that way, their call, but he’s gonna go through hell some days with 2 women bitching at him about the position of the toilet seat.
Did any one notice that a Fox News commentator got fired for racist remarks? No? How can this not be news? A far right winger, fired for talking shit to blacks? oh wait, he was the left wing Democrat commentator. Well, that explains things.
The secret document, which purported to be a piece of Russian intelligence, claimed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information would go nowhere.
Well now, if that wasn’t a piece of self fulfilling prophecy …….
It seems that the FBI was illegally disseminating intelligence to third parties, regarding Americans that the NSA had collected. This would be bigger news if the media was not so engrossed in analyzing Trump’s bump and shove routine
Speaking of Trumps bump and shove. What do you think? Me, I think he was being a callous asshole there. But then again the leader of Montenegro is about as relevant as the Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, but still…
Oh BTW, Where are those Comey Memos about Trump pressuring him to drop the investigation into Flynn? Wasn’t that supposed to happen Friday?….