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Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:17

NYC mayor may take down Christopher Columbus statue

Written by  CBS News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may order the removal of the statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan's Columbus Circle.

The statue, which is over 100 years old, is one of the city artifacts currently under review in an effort to remove "symbols of hate.

" De Blasio, a Democrat who is running for re-election this November, ordered the review after the violent confrontations between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Virginia earlier this month.

De Blasio said the statue would be subject to the review. "We have to look at everything here," de Blasio said during Wednesday night's Democratic mayor debate.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, an ally of de Blasio and fellow Democrat, has called for the statue of Columbus to come down.

"I will wait for the commission, as I said Christopher Columbus is a controversial figure to many of us particularly in the Caribbean and I think that that has to be looked at, when you have to look at history we have to look at it thoroughly and clearly," she said on Monday.

The Italian-born Columbus was one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas, and his expeditions initiated the first lasting trans-Atlantic contacts.

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Who is this "dope from Park Slope" (his neighborhood in Brooklyn) to dictate the removal of anything? And how is it a "symbol of hate"? And this bitch Viverito says this is of particular concern to people from the Caribbean. Umm if it wasn't for Columbus her fkg ancestors wouldn't be from the Caribbean and the ones who suffered were the indigenous people of which she is not. This rampant bitch hates white people, hates America and should get her ass lit up.

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PRESIDENT Trump sure nailed this one!! He said that the loser POS Libturd Demorat Communists would not stop at Confederate statues!! They want ALL white statues removed!! We need to DEMAND that these Racists be removed from office NOW!!!

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How so very Communist of him.

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(Updated: August 25, 2017)

New Yorks answer to Terry Tunes 21st century Baby Huey is at it again. What bothers me is how New Yorkers could and would have voted for an anarchist such as him in the first place ???

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Ted Wark Written by Ted Wark
August 25, 2017
I would suggest that the citizens of the great city of New York rally and take down DeBlasio.
Don Pederson Written by Don Pederson
August 25, 2017
Isn't DiBlasio an Italian name? According to the leftist meme in vogue and supported by DiBlasio, he is himself a racist. Columbus was a racist: Columbus was Italian: DiBlasio is of Italian descent: therefore DiBlasio is a racist.

I'm sure there's a more detailed article, but did he even state why he would do this (historically, not for political self-serving) ? Because from that point on, many European adventurers and conquerors did terrible things to the native populations under the illusion of some misconstrued ideals ? Well, that happened. And we can't call Columbus a saint. But people need to realize that it seems that his heritage was Jewish, and they were being squeezed hard by the Inquisition; so his motivations may have included something similar to those of the Pilgrims: finding a new place to start over. We can strip a person of the accretions of legend and still find reasons to respect them. History is complicated and messy.

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You do that buster and not many people will be coming to visit your state. After all you are not rating very well in that state with anyone. You have been on a losing strike for awhile now. Don't touch that statue you liberal/ demorat.

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DiBlazio is an anti American Communist punk and worthless as a bucket of stale piss. How ultra radical anti Americans get elected to an office is beyond any possible comprehension. He represents absolutely NOTHING American and should be locked up for treason. Pure and simple....a big POS !

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(Updated: August 24, 2017)

DiBlazio can try to take down the statue of Columbus, but NYC is filled with Italians. He will face a lot of opposition. I can picture the possibility of riots and street fighting city-wide between Italians and Caribs, which could trigger the bringing in of the National Guard to maintain order. Little doubt that those who want a new world order will join in and use this opportunity to destroy the city and thereby the country.

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Then they can put up a statue of obama and rename the location "obama circle."

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Janet Wheeler Written by Janet Wheeler
August 24, 2017
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August 24, 2017
It is so hard for me to believe how people are so destructive about our historical statues! There's nowhere to go but "up!" Certainly NY'rs have better things to do than to take down an ITALIAN'S statue. As an Italian-America born here, I submit that those of us who find this situation becoming out of control, call and write to Mayor DeBlasio to let your opinions be known! We Americans of Italian families absolutely despise and will not accept bringing this statue down. If you check history, you will find that many blacks owned slaves, also. Must we take down THEIR historical figures?

If protecting the statue of Christopher Columbus is too difficult for de blasio, then let the Italians protect it. They have more cahones for sure.

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Tell mayor de blasio to instruct the police to arrest anyone who appears to be threatening that statue or any other statues in the Rotten Apple.
Now that wasn't too difficult, was it ?
Act like a mayor, not a child afraid of the bullies.
I believe that willful destruction of city property is still a crime in your berg.

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Ask your "mayor" to pose for a new statue, in a diaper, and rename everything to #CryBabyPeePantsDay and #CrybabyPeePants circle, #CryBabyPeePantsPark, etc etc . it'll drive the map makers nuts, but at least de-blowmeeo will be happy to have a statue

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Synchophantic Leftist a$$. It's time for this fool to retire. Goodbye (and good riddance)!

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Take down the Mayor instead.

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Merle Dickey Written by Merle Dickey
August 25, 2017
This mayor is one who supports all these radical liberals . he is just as insane as they are . I wonder if he is one who tells them to do this crap .If we don't have politicians in our states and cities who will stand up to these pos then we are going to lose this country . It will not be a good place to live any more . We have to be strong and stand up to them . Even the police are told to stand down and let them destroy . Obamas reign extended longer and further than we realized .I for one am about to get nasty and mean. Of course I will get thrown in jail ")
Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 26, 2017
I agree !

This guy is a piece of work! a real a$$ hole who wants to appease all the loser and screw the people, how in the hell did he ever get elected? who in the hell voted for him? Whoever did should be embarrassed to tenth degree!! Now I know why I will never visit new York City. from all the stats It is a shit hole of regulations and laws. Last on the list of cities to live in, I wonder why?

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Isn't he the Communist who spent his honeymoon in Cuba?

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