Sunday, February 19, 2017

A mock presidential funeral for Presidents' Day weekend; plus a new NYC Protests site

Several hundred protestors took part yesterday in a New Orleans-style mock funeral for the American presidency... the group started in Washington Square Park... and made their way to Union Square, where Derek Berg took these photos...

Per the Facebook invite: "Join us for wailing, honoring, remembering, grieving, marching, singing, chanting, and demanding the rebirth of a Presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples and 'sacred fire of liberty' that President George Washington swore to uphold."

“We’ve allowed a barely functional idiot reality-TV show star to lead one of the once-great, proud political parties of this country,” funeral organizer Jay W. Walker told Newsday.

On the topic of protests ... this arrived recently in the EVG inbox...

A new tool, NYC Protests, makes it easy to discover, engage with and join the many protests, rallies and marches happening in and around New York City to resist Trump.

With public displays of resistance proving to be a major factor in the resistance to President Trump’s agenda, NYC now has an easy, simple tool that allows thousands of activist-minded residents to join the fight. The newly launched site — — has user-friendly calendars and alerts that make engaging with NYC’s protests easier than ever.

The site is free, easy to follow and optimized for the way we consume info today, with desktop and mobile optimized versions of the website, plus an active Twitter, Facebook and mailing list.

“In the days following the Women’s March, we saw hundreds of posts on social media from New Yorkers asking how they could find more protests, rallies and marches,” says NYC Protests’ Brooklyn-based founder, who has chosen to remain anonymous for employment reasons. “So we created an easy, simple tool for New Yorkers to stay engaged with the resistance.”


cmarrtyy said...

Love it. Love it. Love it. If we don't do something we'll end up poorer, dumber, less safe and less healthy.

Anonymous said...

Huzzah. Not even a political guy but I'm going over to right now.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good can google to see if a coffee shop is near also

Charlie said...

On a creativity level alone, those are some great costumes and props.

Giovanni said...

I ran not this march in Washington Square Park and the group Gays Against Guns was leading the crowd in singing from their Revised American Songbook. This version of "Back in the USSR" was a real crowd pleaser:


I flew in from 5th Avenue
On Air Force One—
Will not get to bed tonight.
My kinky kremlin comrade
Wants to have some fun:
Gonna tie me up real tight!
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
Hope he don't leave any scars, boy.
Back in the U.S.S.R.

Vladimir's my daddy—
I can’t get enough—
Makes my blood begin to boil.
He is such a baddy,
Likes it rough and tough—
Lubes me up with Arctic oil!
I'm back in the U.S.S.R.
This is how stupid we are, boy.
Hackin’ the U.S.! Hackin’ the U.S.!
Back to the U.S.S.R.

The Ukraine’s done,
He will knock it out—
And leave the West behind.
My Moscow boy makes me Scream and shout:
He massacred Aleppo
And nobody seemed to really mind!

You know that Exxon Mobil's What it's all about— Ivanka's gonna be so rich.
Let me hear your balalaikas Ringing out—
I will always be your bitch!
I'm back in the U.S.S.R. We never knew how stupid We are, boy.
Hackin’ the U.S.! Hackin’ the U.S.! Back to the U.S.S.R.

Anonymous said...

It's idiotic to think that Russia has the ability to affect the outcome of the election, or that trying to make peace with the country is traitorous. I don't like Trump any more than anyone else, but try not to become loony in opposing him.

Anonymous said...

Trump is not your President. So you are not an American citizen? Impeach him? How do you impeach him if he isn't your President? Do you even know what impeachment means? Clinton WAS impeached! But not convicted, although he should have been. Democrats need to be treated for PEDS (post election distress syndrome).