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Published on: February 9, 2018 04:22 PM
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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks with members of U.S. military services at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai -U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks with members of U.S. military services at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai -

Washington - The mayors of big American cities, a largely Democratic bunch, love parades, but few are lining up to host the Bastille Day-style military display that Republican President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to prepare.

The mayors of New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, all Democrats, rejected the idea of columns of soldiers and armored vehicles on their streets, a day after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis left open the possibility of staging the event outside of Washington, which also bristled at the idea.

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Reflecting the charged partisan environment, the Republican mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, said she would gladly host.

Eric Phillips, a spokesman for New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, said, “A dollar wasted stroking our president’s ego is a dollar that could be spent helping our veterans.”

The morning after hundreds of thousands of people poured into Philadelphia for a parade celebrating the Eagles football team’s first Super Bowl win, Mayor Jim Kenney also rejected the idea.

“The president has spent the past year threatening to cut critical public safety funding for cities ... so, no, we would not be interested,” said Mike Dunn, a spokesman.

All three cities already host annual Veterans Day celebrations in November honoring former members of the military.

Of the 20 largest U.S. cities, just three have Republican mayors: San Diego, Jacksonville, Florida; and Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said her city would eagerly take the parade if offered.

“Fort Worth is one of the most military-friendly cities in the nation and would be honored to host,” Price said.

San Diego’s Kevin Faulconer and Jacksonville’s Lenny Curry, also Republican, declined to comment.

Trump said he wanted a military parade after viewing France’s annual display of its armed might on Bastille Day in Paris last July. The last such parade in Washington was held in 1991 to celebrate the end of a U.S. Gulf War victory under Republican President George H.W. Bush.

Mayors are not alone in resisting Trump’s idea: A poll of recent war veterans by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America showed 57 percent of 4,615 respondents strongly opposed, with 15 percent strongly supporting. Half that group’s members voted for Trump, according to a member survey.

They worry about the military being used as a tool for political gain, said Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraq War veteran and founder of the group.

“It doesn’t seem like they would support the idea anywhere, but it would definitely feel less political if it were outside of D.C.,” Rieckhoff said.

He added that there were nonpolitical reasons to oppose the idea: “The logistics of running an M1 Abrams tank down Pennsylvania Avenue are tricky. You’ll want to have a paving machine behind it because the street’s going to be destroyed.”



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 Feb 09, 2018 at 05:13 PM AmYisroel Says:

Liberals hate the military
DeBozo marched with a terrorist in the Puerto Rican day parade

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 07:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Let them parade in No Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, So Carolina and other shi... states. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and other SANCTUARY Cities are staying away. Thank you Sanctuary Cities for following our Holly Torah reading of Todays Parshe.""You should not harass a foreigner, nor oppress him" Rashi explains: Ger , Foreigner who was not born in the same country. Legal or not. Its so simple this week chumish Smos 22/20

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 08:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Let them parade in No Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, So Carolina and other shi... states. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and other SANCTUARY Cities are staying away. Thank you Sanctuary Cities for following our Holly Torah reading of Todays Parshe.""You should not harass a foreigner, nor oppress him" Rashi explains: Ger , Foreigner who was not born in the same country. Legal or not. Its so simple this week chumish Smos 22/20

Amen to every word you said. If so called libtards are the worst why are the most successful cities in the us liberal ones?

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 08:33 PM hashomer Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Let them parade in No Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, So Carolina and other shi... states. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and other SANCTUARY Cities are staying away. Thank you Sanctuary Cities for following our Holly Torah reading of Todays Parshe.""You should not harass a foreigner, nor oppress him" Rashi explains: Ger , Foreigner who was not born in the same country. Legal or not. Its so simple this week chumish Smos 22/20

GREAT POST 'ANONYMOUS' 2 ! Keep 'em coming! Make a wall around Torah, not Mexico...

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 08:35 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Let them parade in No Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, So Carolina and other shi... states. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and other SANCTUARY Cities are staying away. Thank you Sanctuary Cities for following our Holly Torah reading of Todays Parshe.""You should not harass a foreigner, nor oppress him" Rashi explains: Ger , Foreigner who was not born in the same country. Legal or not. Its so simple this week chumish Smos 22/20

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 09:35 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
AmYisroel Says:

Liberals hate the military
DeBozo marched with a terrorist in the Puerto Rican day parade

The military destroys lives in looking for missiles that don't exist spending 2 trillion by the republican President to build schools, roads etc in Muslim countrys instead of building bridges in the USA. Puerto Ricans are americans.

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 10:09 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Amen to every word you said. If so called libtards are the worst why are the most successful cities in the us liberal ones?

Not only the libtards, democRats, Kenyans. 99.7% of the Real Authentic Yiden as they call themselves live in those Sanctuary Cities. Make no mistake. Dallas, Houston and some other big Cities in Republican States all vote Democrat. Houston (Tx) for example voted for Hillary 76% We can argue that 99.7 or 99.2. You cant argue the facts. From Young Israel, Agudah, From Lubawitch to Satmar they all 99.8 % live in Sanctuary Cities. The .03 % is some Chabad Sluachs live in these sh.... cities without a Minyan most of the times.

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 10:13 PM Anonymous Says:

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AmYisroel Says:

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

You are clearly a Misnaged. Because they do something wrong as you explained it, now they should do other thing wrong. Read post #2.

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 10:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
AmYisroel Says:

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

OK. I give Up. You are 100% right about Lib Cities. Its Time for you and other thinkers like you to move to Wyoming,No Dakota etc NONE Sanctuary Cities Not supporting gay marriage etc. Please let us know in a few months ho do you like it? How many kosher groceries are open 11pm. ? Ho many different Beth Yakovs you can choose from? Mikvoajs? How many Rebbes, Rosh Yeshivas you can talk to? and most importantly how your children's will adjust to the GREAT TRUMPIST gun toting anti liberal surroundings.

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 Feb 10, 2018 at 10:26 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
AmYisroel Says:

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

"All YOUR Y O U R liberal cities support gay marriage" Yes. They all do. And I together with every frumme Yid in the USA I know, live in one of them. NY, Phila. LA,Chicago, Boston,Miami,Houston,St Louis, etc. O U R liberal cities.
Can you tell us something about YOUR (Nonliberal) cities? Can you name just one please? Pretty please. What is Y O U R City?

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 12:50 AM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Let them parade in No Dakota, Louisiana, Wyoming, So Carolina and other shi... states. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco and other SANCTUARY Cities are staying away. Thank you Sanctuary Cities for following our Holly Torah reading of Todays Parshe.""You should not harass a foreigner, nor oppress him" Rashi explains: Ger , Foreigner who was not born in the same country. Legal or not. Its so simple this week chumish Smos 22/20

Only applies to a fellow Jew not a goy.

It surely does not apply to Muslims who want to kill you .

It also doesn't mean take a ger in so that they can have kids here and milk your govt for 50k annually worth of programs .

Go learn with a little more hasmada and byiun before you make up your own fake non authentic Torah .

Sad

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 08:50 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #5  
AmYisroel Says:

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

Our opinion of same gender marriage is irrelevant. It is the law of the land in all 50 states.

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 09:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

Amen to every word you said. If so called libtards are the worst why are the most successful cities in the us liberal ones?

And success is measured by......?

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 11:06 AM Mendelowitz Says:

According to Halacha, Jews are obligated to obey the laws of the country which they live in; hence, that would apply to illegal vs. legal aliens.

It also applies to the law mandating homeowner's to clear their sidewalks of snow. Why is it that in many instances, there are frum homeowner's who refuse to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice, as the law requires, or even to keep their property neat, without having garbage barrels lying all over, and not being taken in from the curb? Also, why isn't the grass mowed by those homes? Please explain?

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 11:07 AM Dr_Obvious Says:

Reply to #5  
AmYisroel Says:

וְאֶ֨ת־זָכָ֔ר לֹ֥א תִשְׁכַּ֖ב מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֑ה תּוֹעֵבָ֖ה הִֽוא׃
Do not lie with a male as one lies with a woman; it is an abhorrence.
וְאִ֗ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִשְׁכַּ֤ב אֶת־זָכָר֙ מִשְׁכְּבֵ֣י אִשָּׁ֔ה תּוֹעֵבָ֥ה עָשׂ֖וּ שְׁנֵיהֶ֑ם מ֥וֹת יוּמָ֖תוּ דְּמֵיהֶ֥ם בָּֽם׃
If a man lies with a male as one lies with a woman, the two of them have done an abhorrent thing; they shall be put to death—their bloodguilt is upon them.
All your liberal sanctuary cities support gay marriage

One can violate this halacha without being gay married. One can also be gay married without violating the halacha. Learn to think.

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #12  
qazxc Says:

Our opinion of same gender marriage is irrelevant. It is the law of the land in all 50 states.

Our opinion of ger is irrelavent as its the law of the land that coming here illegaly is a crime

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 11:49 AM qazxc Says:

Reply to #16  
AmYisroel Says:

Our opinion of ger is irrelavent as its the law of the land that coming here illegaly is a crime

And therefore?

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 12:04 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #12  
qazxc Says:

Our opinion of same gender marriage is irrelevant. It is the law of the land in all 50 states.

Irrelevant? Huh?

It affects us in so many ways. For starters, how much religous protection can trump that law is very relevant. Can we force shicks bakery to bake cakes for gay weddings? How about ateres avraham?

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 12:10 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Dr_Obvious Says:

One can violate this halacha without being gay married. One can also be gay married without violating the halacha. Learn to think.

Oh no he is thinking just fine. You are the one not thinking the obvious depsite your doctorate in the thinks of obvious..

Once something is the law that means society is accepting it and acceptable practice in our culture. Our govt cannot stop people form sinning on their own free will as they have freedom to chose as they wish. (just like its not illegal to have an extramarital affair even though its very very wrong). Once somehting is legalized against the typical norms of society and its now an accepted practice of marriage to be gay, society as a whole is embracing the concept that its OK to be like sodom and commit obominations. It's OK to be gay.

Its kind of analogous to the concept of chillul hashem. Typically, its the openness of the act that creates the sin. There is a reason that we ave concept that one should put on black cloths and sin quietly when one sins rather than out in the open.

Obvious?? I think so

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 12:16 PM AmYisroel Says:

Reply to #15  
Dr_Obvious Says:

One can violate this halacha without being gay married. One can also be gay married without violating the halacha. Learn to think.

Your an idiot if you believe that gays that marry aren't violating halacha

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 12:19 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #16  
AmYisroel Says:

Our opinion of ger is irrelavent as its the law of the land that coming here illegaly is a crime

#2 comment is am hartzies anyhow. Ger means a jewish brother or at min one who keeps the 7 nocah laws (a ger toshav.) It doesn't mean muslims.

And by the way the outpour of help us jews did for our soviet brethren who were gerim when the came to the USA was unprecedented.

BH proud to be a frum jew

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 Feb 11, 2018 at 10:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #15  
Dr_Obvious Says:

One can violate this halacha without being gay married. One can also be gay married without violating the halacha. Learn to think.

You’re truly sick. And a liar too.

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