New York City’s Mayor de Blasio Displeases as He Appeases

Enduring FreedomAnd so it begins.  How shall it end?

When he’s not dropping groundhogs, the new mayor of New York City, Warren Wilhelm Jr. * Bill de Blasio, is thinking up new ways to celebrate diversity, as should be expected from a progressive mayor.

Via The Gateway Pundit: [emphasis, comments, and links added to quotes]

New York City is moving to close school for two Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year [which one?] — but Mayor de Blasio isn’t so sure about the Hindu festival Diwali. …

[T] he mayor said he hadn’t taken a position on whether Diwali, the festival of lights celebrated in India and other South Asian countries, should be a day off from school.

But he said he’d move forward with closing schools for Lunar New Year and for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Muslim holy days.

“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget. But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame,” he said. …

So, some questions and some answers:

1.) How does the population of NYC break down by religion?

As of 2001:

Christian – 68%
      Roman Catholic – 38%
      Baptist – 7%
      Methodist – 6%
      Presbyterian – 2%
      Episcopal – 2%
      Lutheran – 2%
      Pentecostal – 2%
      Other Christian  … – 13%
Jewish – 9%
Muslim/Islamic – 3.5%
Buddhist – 1%
Other Religions – 4%
Non-Religious – 13%
6% of the people surveyed refused to answer.

2.)  What are the current school holidays in NYC?

First day of school: September 9, 2013
Thanksgiving Recess begins: November 28, 2013
Winter Recess: Dec. 23, 2013 – January 1, 2014
Mid-winter Recess: February 17 – Feb. 21, 2014
Spring Recess: April 14 – April 22, 2014
Last day of school: June 26, 2014

3.) How will these new Muslim holidays be labeled? By their religious names?  Note the absence of specific Christian or Jewish religious names for holiday breaks.  There’s no mention of Easter or Passover on that list.  No mention of Christmas or Hannukah, either.  No mention of Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.

By specifying certain school holidays as winter recess (which includes Christmas and Hannukah), politicians  and school administrators seem to decide for the Jewish people which holidays should be most important to them.  Hannukah is not the most important religious holiday for Jews.

In the name of diversity, the schools try to shoehorn these various holidays into specific time slots but refuse to label them by their religious names, thus suppressing the religious nature of certain holidays.

Many Jewish and Muslim holidays don’t fall on set dates year after year, as does Christmas.  The Muslim days to be honored by De Blasio rotate throughout the calendar. (See here, here, and here.) So how will the NYC public schools handle it when Muslim holidays don’t fall within their neat spring, winter, or even Thanksgiving recesses?

How will they label the Muslim days off school?  What sort of teaching will accompany the Muslim holidays?  Will all the children be schooled in Islam?  Time will tell.

De Blasio also mentioned celebrating Lunar New Year. Which one? Different calendars recognize different dates for the year to begin.  Is this a sop for the Chinese community?  What are we to make of it?

This trial balloon sent up by De Blasio no doubt will elicit much feedback from the public as well as other politicians.  It will be interesting to watch how it plays out.

As an interesting side note: Many Wikipedia entries for the various Christian, Jewish, and Hindu holy days describe them as “festivals”, “commemorations”, “celebrations”, and even “cultural festivals“, the latter referring to Christmas.   However, the entries for both of the aforementioned Muslim holidays emphasize that they are “religious” events and “holy” days.

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to appease. Or to submit. 

btw, when will Muslim countries celebrate Christian and Jewish holy days in their public schools?  When will Saudi Arabians allow a Bible into their country or recognize the God-given right of Christians and Jews and people of all religions to practice their faiths openly?

We hold these truths to be self evident


* h/t Papoose  In case you’re wondering why Wilhelm changed his name:

In 1983, he legally changed his name to Warren de Blasio-Wilhelm, which he described in April 2012: “I started by putting the name into my diploma, and then I hyphenated it legally when I finished NYU, and then, more and more, I realized that was the right identity.” By the time he appeared on the public stage in 1990, he was using the name Bill de Blasio as he explained he had been called “Bill” or “Billy” in his personal life. He did not legally change over to this new name until 2002, when the discrepancy was noted during an election.

Multiple names seem to be a habit with Democrat politicians.  We have Barry Soetoro, Soebarkah (both pseudonyms for Barack Obama), Stephen Cleveland, and William Jefferson Blythe III, for example. Sometimes, even the mothers or grandfathers and grandmothers get into the act.

61 responses to “New York City’s Mayor de Blasio Displeases as He Appeases


    An obot hoax. Don’t fall for it. Gallups sent no letter to Orly asking her to stand down.

  2. speaking of displeasing whilst appeasing. Is this a summons?

    I hope nothing universe-shattering happens before then.

    • Command performance. On his way to see Pope Francis or on the way back? We can always hope for a spot exorcism.

      • “The visit, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, will mark Obama’s second to the kingdom. He stopped briefly in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam, on the eve of his June 2009 speech in Cairo, in which he asked for a “new beginning” with the Muslim world.”

        I suspect that it’s at least his third.

    • It says he and the Pope “plan” to talk about income inequality. I seriously doubt that “THEY” plan to talk about that. I do hope that the Pope is too smart and too savvy to allow himself to be used in a political ploy. Barry better watch out that he doesn’t get a lecture about gay marriage and abortion, especially his stand on infants born alive after abortion. Barry hopes to USE the Pope; I hope the Pope turns the tables on him. We can pray for that outcome.

    • Next habitual substance abuse dependents will be insulted if they’re referred to as addicts; and ladies /gents of the night will be insulted if they’re referred to as prostitutes/hustlers… and we’re going to have to come up with some euphemism/ newspeak for murderers/killers…

      If you snuck into our Country, 1. you are illegal and 2. not an immigrant.
      You are an illegal alien which makes you a criminal. The term illegal immigrant is an audacious euphemism unto itself. And now it’s insulting.

      Its far more than insulting to be invaded by foreigners sapping off our resources and wages with absolutely no RIGHT to do so. Its Trespassing for the sole purpose of Theft.

      Even “squatter” is too nice for these illegal immigrant criminals.

    • Sotocracker. That’s funny, Zen.

  3. Back-Fire…we will soon ALL B BURNT.. sooner vs later…GO Joshua…

    • Well, why not? Now he can collect a bunch of freebies from Barry and do what he enjoys doing. Let’s hope he doesn’t turn to crack or heroin or having a bunch of babies by various baby mamas. Oh, I see. He has a partner, a website, and wrote a book. Better watch out. He’ll make too much money to get an Obamacare subsidy and an Obamaphone.

    • There’s a nice familiar round number for you:

      “The debt of the U.S. government has increased $6.666 trillion since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the latest numbers released by the Treasury Department. …”

      What other number could it be? btw, I just heard that the Farm Bill does include that higher tax on CHRISTMAS TREES.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        Son of a jackal!

        Cuing Alanis Morrisette: isnt it ironic… don’t you think? A little too ironic. And yeah, I really do think…..

  4. ~ The … ” GHOST “….& /of … John Roberts?
    R we paying dearly again 4 a HIDDEN AGENDA from private “parties”?

  5. This request includes records Fuddy may have created herself &/or
    records staff may have created for her. Okubo replied
    : “As to request number 4, there are no documents responsive to your request.”
    It strains credulity to suggest that the Director of the Hawaii Public
    Health Department , &/or staff,… kept no work related calendar,..
    appointment schedule, …. telephone log or message record …
    concerning her day to day activities. It would be impossible to run a department of that size without careful planning & scheduling & without letting staff know what your schedule was or without staff letting the Director know what her schedule was.
    ~ For instance, how did anyone know that Miss. Fuddy was going to get
    on a plane on December 11, 2013 to visit Kalaupapa Island?
    How did Keith Yamamoto, her Deputy Director, know that he was expected to go with Miss. Fuddy on that trip if it was not a scheduled event set on a calendar for that specific day & shared with Yamamoto somehow?
    And surely the Director and Deputy Director couldn’t just take off on a
    plane without sharing their plans with staff. 1. I am appealing the decision of Miss. Okubo to withhold the work related calendars, daily appointment schedules & telephone records created & maintained for or by Hawaii Public Health Director Loretta Fuddy.
    ~ from ORYR


      It really does get on my last nerve that people cannot get the players’ names correct. It makes a difference.

      “In part I asked for, “1. Any and all work related communication, including electronic files, between Hawaii Public Health Department Director Loretta Fuddy, now deceased, or any representative of Loretta Fuddy, and Judith Corely [Corley] or any representative of Judith Corely [Corley] between March 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012.”

      I asked the same for Barack Obama and White House General Counsel Bob Bauer.”

      It is likely that Fuddy had no communication with Judith Corely and so there are no records responsive to that request. Why? Because Fuddy would have no reason to communicate with Judith Corely between those dates, unless there’s some unbelievable coincidence involved. The lawyer’s name is Judith CORLEY, as the writer noted in brackets. They gave Okubo an out by misspelling Corley’s name. There probably WERE no records responsive to that request.

      As for Bauer and Obama: If Fuddy communicated with Bauer, she probably addressed him as Robert Bauer, not “Bob”. Again, they can say there are no records responsive UNLESS she specifically gave his legal name and title and then added something to the effect that she wanted records between Fuddy and that individual, by whatever name he uses or by which she addressed him. There’s a legal way to ensure there’s no way to weasel out. People who make requests should at least TRY to meet the criteria. Otherwise, they invite stonewalling. One almost has to wonder if that’s the plan. I’m sorry, but it’s something to consider. WHY do they not bother to look up the correct legal name for these people and proofread what they send?

      Now about Barry: Does anybody truly believe that at this point Barry would have his hands on ANYTHING? He didn’t touch his so-called birth certificate or even enter the same room with it. What are the odds there are records of communication between Barry and Fuddy? His minions handle all. He doesn’t go near any of this with a ten foot pole. Or course she did include anybody representing Barry. But if the communication was between his personal lawyer and anybody else, then it’s probably privileged and can’t be revealed, anyway.

      They probably destroyed Fuddy’s 2011 and 2012 calendars, etc., already. They should be able to get her phone records from a phone company, but are they required to? They’d need to know the retention schedules for that kind of data.

      Read the response from Okubo:
      “… copies of confidential vital records along with a letter to the registrant of those records were given to Judith Corley …”

      Now the first definition of “registrant” is “one who registers” something. Is this a Freudian slip? Did Barry register his own birth?

      Okubo says the letter accompanying the records (plural, btw) wasn’t addressed to Corley, so isn’t responsive.

      All they gave her are copies of what was already given to the public in April 2011–copies of the bogus “provenance” letters that went back and forth between Corley, Obama, and Fuddy.

      Just spell the names right, please!

    • We have to listen to Zullo on Gallups show on Friday afternoon. And then we’ll just get more teasers.

      • Rosemary Woodhouse

        I heard, but have not confirmed that “di Blassio”‘s father committed suicide in front of him. That would explain his severe dysfunction. No excuse, but an explanation. Is there ANY doubt they have ll been “assigned” their places?


        Time for….cue the Beatles…..

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      Not holding my breath.

    • February 5, 2014


      “To clarify: Mike Zullo will NOT be revealing anything this Friday. He will be confirming the conference scheduled for March as well as discussing peripheral stuff but NOTHING will be revealed this Friday. This is a CRIMINAL investigation, not tabloid journalism. It is true, however, that you may learn things you have NEVER heard before which is why you do NOT want to miss this interview on Freedom Friday with Carl Gallups – 4-6 CT/5-7 ET”

      1330AM WEBY Internet Broadcast:

  6. YES, IT’s going “2” happen … look how long we’ve been digging
    … I will hang in till the LAST THREAD…. I will never give UP!
    I can’t TURN away… NEVER EVER … even IF Gallups voice is getting
    on “menerves”… when HONEST people TELL the TRUTH… who what
    when where how … then it CAN come together…. I PRAY 4 that day

    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      It’s not that Gallups is getting on my nerves. And I usually don’t play armchair quarterback. But after seeing what they did to Breitbart THE VERY DAY he was going to make his big announcement, their strategy never made sense to me. I don’t know who left behind more corpssssses….this one or Billy Boy.

      UNLESS their strategy is 1) to build an indestructible, irrefutable, air-tight case **which they still are building** or 2) to keep “them” guessing. Either way, IMO, they were endangering themselves. Also, the continual “it’s imminent” was indeed annoying. Why build everyone’s hope and not deliver? THAT’S what made no sense,

      I’m with you, Zenway. I pray for that day as well. I can safely write we ALL do. Godspeed to all involved.

  7. Jay Sekulow:

    “Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956) is an American attorney and Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). He also hosts a talk show, which airs on radio and television. Sekulow is a frequent guest commentator on the Fox News Channel.

    Sekulow is thought by some in Washington to have been one of the “Four Horsemen” who “engineered” the nomination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court.”
    February 5, 2014

    “Jay Sekulow: Obama’s Eligibility “DOESN’T MATTER!” – Mocks PPSIMMONS Rep ON THE AIR!”

    • WOW

      We have a witness. He knows everything. Silver Lining.

    • Way to filibuster, Jay. I used to have some respect for the guy but he could at least let the man ask his question. He jumped to the conclusion that the man believes Barry was born in Kenya when what his point was going to be (I think) was (1) why present fraudulent papers if you have legitimate ones and (2) why did his literary agent say for 17 years that he was born in Kenya? And then, from there, WHY won’t Barry just produce the records to prove he qualifies?

      The Constitution requires a candidate to QUALIFY. Barry did not.

      • He never could. Not even in 100 years from now. His father wasn’t American.

        Its IMPOSSIBLE to be a Natural Born American and Natural Born American Citizen unless the blood of 2 American parents run through your veins.

        bogus potus. shove it, Jay.

        • Natural Born American Citizenry is inherited. One is a Descendant.

          You just don’t move here and viola!

          Natural Born American Citizenry is a requirement of the Commander In Chief and ‘his’ successors. Foreign is not permitted, especially, a foreign father. Who do they think they are kidding?

          That’s why we need immediate illegal Immigrant Reform, Amnesty and Pathways. We need to be diluted and obliterated. We need to believe its about our Mexican Brethren, Americans’ Themselves, and fail to imagine Somalis and Palestinians and Nigerians setting up shop in our inner cities.

          Taxed Enough Already and Valid, Certified Photo Voter ID is a problem for them. The Americans are Extremists. Plus,They have no place in New York. You The People.

          To Conserve is to be Regressive. Coup!

          • Requirements, speaking of, And so is English, our National Language.

            Why do Americans pay for English as a Second Language?
            Huhn??????? Who are these people who know not a word of English?

            When SAD was teaching English in Indonesian, were her students also learning a Second Language? Why? Where and When did she take Indonesian Language Courses? ________________________.

      • Since I don’t post at BR, I’ll comment here.

        Jay is running for his Life and wants no part of this whatsoever. Too bad for him. We know who he is and we know what he does and we know he’s not stupid. He has knowledge and he’s building a wall.

        He knows everything. But wishes he didn’t. He wants to live.

  8. What is the significance of the ring? Remember it went missing for a while?
    Was something engraved, therein?

    all snark aside.

    • That reads like a PoS. 🙂 We’re supposed to believe that Barry nominates judges that discriminate against blacks? Against the wishes of his “own African-American people”? Triangulation? Trying to make us think he isn’t racially obsessed? And that he’s independent and doesn’t do the bidding of the CBC?

  9. I like this message:

      Letter to DOJ’s Holder:

      “… Sunday, February 2, the President stated there is “not a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS regarding this targeting, despite the fact the investigation, to the best of our knowledge and according to your recent testimony, is not complete. We hope you can restore our confidence that the investigation into the IRS will be thorough and not swayed by any political biases.

      In that vein, we are hoping you can answer several questions:

      1) If the IRS investigation is “ongoing,” and there has been no determination as to whether criminal charges will be brought, how does the President know there is no criminality?

      2) Is the President being briefed on the investigation while it is ongoing?

      3) Can Congress be briefed on the status of the investigation and preliminary findings through a bipartisan, bicameral briefing?

      Thank you in advance for your prompt response. …”


        “… The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

        The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested.

        The rules would place much more stringent controls on what would be considered political activity by the IRS, effectively limiting the standard practices of a wide array of non-profit groups.

        “Don’t know who in your organizations is keeping tabs on c4s, but since we mentioned potentially addressing them (off -plan) in 2013, I’ve got my radar up and this seemed interesting…,” Treasury official Ruth Madrigal wrote in a June 14, 2012 email to Lerner and others obtained by Ways and Means and provided to The Daily Caller.

        Ways and Means chairman Rep. Dave Camp blasted the off-the-record plan during a hearing Wednesday with IRS commissioner John Koskinen, and called for the administration’s newly proposed 501(c)(4) rules to be halted until criminal investigations into the IRS targeting scandal are complete. …”

  10. OUR Smithsonian Institute honors ANGELA DAVIS as a “cool” American:

    “… A new exhibit debuting this week at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. features photographs of the one hundred coolest Americans under the title “American Cool.”

    Someone forgot to tell the Smithsonian that commies aren’t cool. And that Canadians aren’t Americans.

    Included in the list of artistic, literary, film, music, sports, business, and political American icons such as Andy Warhol, , Raymond Chandler, John Wayne, Hank Williams, Jim Brown, Steve Jobs, and Frederick Douglass are Canadian citizen Neil Young and notorious communist Angela Davis.

    While some others on the list, like Dorothy Parker, had communist backgrounds, they were not famous for that. They were famous for their talent. Davis’ sole talent was being a communist revolutionary with a giant Afro.

    Canadian Neil Young has lived in the United States for decades, he has retained his Canadian citizenship and has been honored by the Canadian government in recent years.

    Angela Davis became well known when she fled prosecution after her guns were used in a dramatic courtroom uprising in California where a judge and jurors were taken hostage (the judge was killed.) …”

  11. Barry is the worse Potus in history. 😦

  12. ~ Things are heating UP… just Scan the page…. WOW! wow

  13. dualer63p · 10 hours ago …
    As I have posted here, and the producers of this blog have ignored,
    Obama does not have to be “IMPEACHED” to be removed.
    The 25th Amendment, 3 US Code 19 say, and the 12th Amendment say that the “person ACTING AS PRESIDENT” can be removed due to “INABILITY”, i.e physical, mental or CONSTITUTIONAL DISABILITY
    (“as in the case of the Constitutional disability of the President”– 12th Amendment).
    Why don’t these supposed “Constitutional experts” know this? Do you
    really think a Congress, that is covering for its own treason in allowing
    the domestic enemy Usurper into the people’s house, is going to
    ….. “Impeach” Obama in the Senate?

  14. from above…. READ ON…..

    • Brilliantly argued, as usual. Not that this judiciary will take note and actually follow the law. Kudos to him for trying and for not giving up or giving in.

  15. Thanks for posting that Zenway. The Florida case is not dead, and as the reply to defendants reply proves, is not “moot”. Clearly the Constitution provides for the case where an illegal Constitutionally deficient President has been seated in the WH (“as in the case of the Constitutional disability of the President”— 12th Amendment– saying that the illegal President must be “removed” and replaced by the VP as provided by statute in the 25th Amendment and 3 US Code 19— that the “PERSON ACTING AS PRESIDENT” can be removed due to “INABILITY”, i.e physical, mental or CONSTITUTIONAL DISABILITY).
    The legal framework of removal is contained in S. 3 and 4 of the 25th Amendment. Of course nothing in the Constitution says that Congress shall Vet the eligibility of the President elect or of the President, and in fact the Congress is only responsible for the “qualifications and elections of its own members” (A1S6). Eligibility is a Judicial determination with regard to the President, and as the 25th Amendment mandates, the VP and “such other body as Congress may by law provide” (STATE COURTS) may override the person acting as president even if he insists that “no disability exists.”
    The case was filed correctly under the law, and is still active (although at this point the Florida judiciary is attempting to ignore it, but the Fla. SOS and Elections Canvassing Commission certainly think it is viable since they replied to it— Obama did not reply, and the reply of the SOS stated that he believes the “Contest period” is “closed”. It is not “closed” since the Florida Appeals Court failed to make a “final adjudication prior to 6 days before the meeting of electors” (3 US Code 5), and Florida has fraudulently appointed the electors of Barack Obama— SEE the Cite of Osborne v. Bank in the Reply). The only duty that Congress gas, as described in the Constitution— is REMOVAL, Not vetting eligibility, and not determining eligibility.

    — Dualer


    I don’t know where I stand on this one.

    “… In a statement on its website, the American Family Association said, “It’s hard to say no to those little girls in the green and brown sashes, but buying Girl Scout cookies serves only to further facilitate a very liberal pro-abortion agenda.”

    WND reported the American Life League, the nation’s oldest Catholic pro-life education and advocacy group, recently warned people away from purchasing Girl Scout cookies.

    “The Girl Scouts was once a trusted organization dedicated to character building in young girls and women. Now, GSUSA is abusing that trust,” said Judie Brown, president of ALL. “Most parents and grandparents remain painfully unaware the GSUSA has introduced so-called ‘family planning’ ideology in its curriculum and promotes groups like Planned Parenthood to our daughters and granddaughters.”

    The American Family Association, with its several million constituents, said that as Girl Scouts USA begins its annual cookie sale, it is asking people “to consider what the organization supports with all that dough.” …

    Penny Nance, president Concerned Women for America, said her group encourages women to “shop their values.”

    Nance said the Girl Scouts “for a long time have been promoting an agenda that is contrary to their founding principles as well as what is best of girls’ well-being.”

    Concerned Women for America’s Janice Shaw Crouse said Girl Scout policy on sexual morality, “which focuses on self-discovery and protection rather than sexual abstinence, is a major problem when STDs are rampant among 15-25-year-olds and teen pregnancy while not increasing remains too high.” …

    John Pisciotta, director of Pro-Life Waco, who is spearheading the boycott effort,” said he’s “offended that the Girl Scouts honor pro-abortion activists like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius and hold them up as leaders to be emulated by our young women and girls.”…”

    Not that girls come around selling them anymore. If you want them, you have to seek them out.

  17. New Tweet:

    New Post:
    Employment-Population Ratio,
    Correlated with Majority Party,
    Jan 1995 – Jan 2014

    • Another great post and analysis, Red Pill. Thanks for sharing. Every picture tells a story and this one is a tragedy and a farce:

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