Saturday, September 24, 2016

Still standing

So the "Protest" and attempt to remove the Andrew Jackson Statue in the name of Black Lives Matter because "racist or something" kinda fizzled out. And General Jackson is still there.

I did not get arrested. But four or five losers did, including this one who called on everyone to follow him over the police line, and then, after jumping it, was surprised to find himself alone...well alone except for these nice officers.

There were police on foot and on horses.
And they were arrayed against a few hundred white kids, most of whom are NOT New Orleans residents if the sample I talked to is representative of the whole.
Whitest BLM protest I ever saw. Guess the black folks in this city didn't care enough to come out. But then these statues were never an issue until Mayor Mitch Landrieu decided that he needed an issue to build a base on so that he could get a job on Hillary's team when/if she gets to Washington. And most of the agitators are either college kid temporary transplants with no ties to the city and probably no intent to stay, or else they came from somewhere else.

I hung around with them for a while at their rally point in Congo Square, taking all their pictures, but finally they started noticing me and taking MY picture, so I figured that was a good time to just go back to the statue and wait on them.

Oh--and David Duke was there too.
I'd loved to have seen someone run up and hit him with a pie or something. Because I hate Illinois Nazis, and he's like the closest thing we've got to one here.


The toads get repulsed when they tried to rush the statue. NOPD got in there FAST with the horses and closed the gap, and they only tried once. (See pic of arrested guy above.) Then they marched off down Decatur Street, a few throwing small balloons filled with paint at police and EMS vehicles from the safety of the middle of their crowd. By then I'd had enough so I went to get beer and came home. Nap time now, because Saturday night starts in a few hours.

11 comments:

  1. No one works a crowd like NOPD on a horse. And there's something in the hind brain of a mob that responds to men on horseback innately. I always have marveled at it during Mardi Gras. Walking down Bourbon it's butt to cheek but the crowd breaks around the horses like a river around a dolphin.

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  2. Was wondering if you were going to break out the Uzi. Seems like I heard 70% of those arrested in Charlotte were from out of town. So NOLA wouldn't miss them if they were removed.

    Oh, and every one of those "protestors" has an ancestry that included owning slaves, including the blacks. People are just too dumb any more to know that.

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    1. Ain't that the truth, ProudHillbilly. Even my Yankee ancestors from Illinois had one. The tombstone reads Jack, a black man, belonging to James McCord.

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    2. Slavery was universal. Even a new Scandanvian immegrant has ancestors who participated or lived in a culture in which it was the norm. Native Americans practiced slavery, and of course Africans practiced it.

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  3. Question: I read that NOPD went from the sky-blue shirts to midnight (LAPD) blue because so many uniforms were stolen during Katrina. Now, here they are with the old sky-blue shirts again. What gives?
    (Consider this a research project.)

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    1. Its the south. Its too bloody hot to wear midnight (almost black) shirts.

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    2. I understand that. (But tell it to Tampa or Miami PD.) What I read was, because of the theft of dozens or more NOPD uniforms during and after Katrina, NOPD went to the dark shirts so people would know the real cops from the fake ones. In fact, an old-time NOPD copper who wore his old sky-blue shirt on his last day before retirement, for old times' sake, was suspended and denied his retirement benefits for violating the new uniform policy. Just want to know what happened, that's all.

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  4. Jay is right, they DO know how to work the crowd with those horses... :-)

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  5. Should'a took Murphy.
    That would have been interesting.

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  6. Pretty little thing in picture 9. Shame she's even stupider than a tree stump.

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