NYC Mayor to sit out of St Patrick's Day Parade

skottichan

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Good for him. I like the way he handles himself. I saw him asked about raising the minimum wage and its effect on businesses. His response was, if we're going to subsidize businesses, we can demand they pay a living wage.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I don't feel anything about this either way. The parade's purpose is mainly about irish pride. I personally wouldn't care if any gay groups were included in the march, but I don't think it's bias not to disallow it. They probably don't want to distract from the theme of the parade.
 

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Maybe he can pop over to Dublin for our parade. Pretty sure people can march with pro gay signage here.
 

skottichan

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I don't feel anything about this either way. The parade's purpose is mainly about irish pride. I personally wouldn't care if any gay groups were included in the march, but I don't think it's bias not to disallow it. They probably don't want to distract from the theme of the parade.
Because there are no gay people of Irish descent.
 

nebo1ss

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You know I lived in New York for 12 years and never understood this Parade thing. But then I never understood the qualification placed before American when describing oneself either. You know what i mean Irish, Latino, Italian etc.
 

iJohnHenry

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You know I lived in New York for 12 years and never understood this Parade thing. But then I never understood the qualification placed before American when describing oneself either. You know what i mean Irish, Latino, Italian etc.
It's a celebration of their heritage, with all the garbage that come with it.
 

Moyank24

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Didn't answer the question at all. What groups are participating in the march besides those of Irish pride and civil servants? Since you mentioned "are all signs to be banned"
This debate with the St. Patrick's Day parade organizers has been going on for years. Plenty of groups and organizations carry signs in the parade, (that aren't civil servants). Politicians, religious organizations, schools, charities all march. Have you never been to a parade?
 

iJohnHenry

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Didn't answer the question at all. What groups are participating in the march besides those of Irish pride and civil servants? Since you mentioned "are all signs to be banned"
I have no idea, but the fact that LGBT signs have been singled out lends me to believe that other signs have been/might be present.

Do you know anything of signage during the parade???

EDIT: Thank you Moyank24. We bumped uglies there.
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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This debate with the St. Patrick's Day parade organizers has been going on for years. Plenty of groups and organizations carry signs in the parade, (that aren't civil servants). Politicians, religious organizations, schools, charities all march. Have you never been to a parade?
Politicians can be labeled as civil servants. Schools, charities, and religion also fall into serving the people. Are there any race based groups marching, any anti or pro choice groups, any feminist groups?
 

Moyank24

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Politicians can be labeled as civil servants. Schools, charities, and religion also fall into serving the people. Are there any race based groups marching, any anti or pro choice groups, any feminist groups?
I don't know. Why don't you do your own research? Maybe you should start by going to the parade and seeing for yourself. They've been discriminating against gay groups for years. This is old news. :rolleyes:
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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I don't know. Why don't you do your own research? Maybe you should start by going to the parade and seeing for yourself. They've been discriminating against gay groups for years. This is old news. :rolleyes:
You don't know, but yet you claim bias. That's the problem right there. :cool:
 

Moyank24

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You don't know, but yet you claim bias. That's the problem right there. :cool:
You missed my sarcasm. I've been to that parade and even marched in it a few times with my high school. There are plenty of organizations that are represented (I'm certainly not going to rate them based on your "labels"). If you want specifics, go find them yourself. It won't be too difficult.

The organizers have specifically singled out LGBT organizations because they believe it's a private, religious event. How is singling out a group of people because you don't "agree with their lifestyle" not bias?
 

LIVEFRMNYC

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You missed my sarcasm. I've been to that parade and even marched in it a few times with my high school. There are plenty of organizations that are represented (I'm certainly not going to rate them based on your "labels". If you want specifics, go find them yourself. It won't be too difficult.

The organizers have specifically singled out LGBT organizations because they believe it's a private, religious event. How is singling out a group of people because you don't "agree with their lifestyle" not bias?
I would think anyone who claims bias would be more than happy to show the example vs saying "go find them yourself". :confused:

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I don't find anything progressive about it. Schools always have been closing down for religious holidays.
Mostly Christian and Jewish holidays though.