Black Lives Matter Plaza Update

 

In Washington D.C., 16th Street between K Street and the White House has been repaved and the “mural” of big yellow letters is gone.  Savor the southward view because DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that it will be repainted within days (the DC government doing anything that quickly is spectacularly atypical).  Moreover, the plaza setup will be made permanent, which I guess means no traffic on the sacred space which may be an inconvenience to the buildings in that two-block stretch who expect deliveries etc.

A movement based on an entirely false account of the deaths of Trayvon Martin and later of Michael Brown has turned into a profitable (a billion-dollar venture yet?) enterprise selling indulgences to woke corporate executives.  Claiming the mantle of MLK when the real legacy is more that of PT Barnum is perversely very American.  What a farce this is.

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  1. Hoyacon Member
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    Wondering if Georgia Brown’s has a George Floyd Burger or maybe some Michael Brown ribs and collard greens.

    For those uninitiated in the area, this is a nearby rather upscale “soul food” restaurant that was farsighted enough to invoke both of these individuals in its name.

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  2. Jim McConnell Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Wondering if Georgia Brown’s has a George Floyd Burger or maybe some Michael Brown ribs and collard greens.

    For those uninitiated in the area, this is a nearby rather upscale “soul food” restaurant that was farsighted enough to invoke both of these individuals in its name.

    So, in D.C., all that’s required to create a “plaza” is to close a street to traffic? I’m sure this trend will grow among our Woke mayors throughout the country; it’s effortless. Effortless seems very popular among the Woke, whose only tool is their tongue.

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  3. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Wondering if Georgia Brown’s has a George Floyd Burger or maybe some Michael Brown ribs and collard greens.

    For those uninitiated in the area, this is a nearby rather upscale “soul food” restaurant that was farsighted enough to invoke both of these individuals in its name.

    Haven’t dined there since the pandemic started. It was not politicized at that time. Great menu.

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  4. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    My spouse created a “Black Dog Lives Matter” bumper sticker, but I wonder if it will cause our car to be keyed when we park in one of the more progressive parking lots in Northern California. (Like the car lot at Whole Paycheck Foods, for example.)

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  5. EHerring Coolidge
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    So, the capital street will honor a Marxist organization. Congress needs to take back control of DC before it sinks any lower. 

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  6. navyjag Lincoln
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    But  think of all the real estate commissions  to be earned by the regular folks that sell the BLM kings and queens their So. Cal. mansions. 

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  7. kedavis Member
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    And maybe Algore has another cable TV network to unload…

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  8. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    My spouse created a “Black Dog Lives Matter” bumper sticker, but I wonder if it will cause our car to be keyed when we park in one of the more progressive parking lots in Northern California. (Like the car lot at Whole Paycheck Foods, for example.)

    You’ll need a Trunk Monkey.

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  9. Stad Coolidge
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    Old Bathos: In Washington D.C., 16th Street between K Street and the White House has been repaved and the “mural” of big yellow letters is gone.

    They might as well make all of DC a plaza . . .

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  10. Front Seat Cat Member
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    EHerring (View Comment):

    So, the capital street will honor a Marxist organization. Congress needs to take back control of DC before it sinks any lower.

    This district is run by idiots starting with bowser.

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  11. Old Bathos Moderator
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    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    My spouse created a “Black Dog Lives Matter” bumper sticker, but I wonder if it will cause our car to be keyed when we park in one of the more progressive parking lots in Northern California. (Like the car lot at Whole Paycheck Foods, for example.)

    You have a death wish.  

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