Yes.  Yes, he did. The “he” was Reverend Fred Lucas, senior pastor at the Brooklyn Community Church. He was giving the invocation at  Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration.

Assemblywoman Betty Ann Canizio was offended:

She was not the only one:

Welcome to the Bill de Blasio administration. Too bad Marion Barry lives in Washington DC. He would fit right in.

  • Cheryl Herin

    New Yorkers, you voted de Blasio in. Deal with the consequences.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      As a Californian who often hears this, often from those who vote in reliably Red States, I ask you to think of our dear friend BlahBlah, and so many others who never asked for this Commie travesty for their city. Well, maybe it’s not so many. But you get the point.

      • Cheryl Herin

        I am a Californian as well, and know exactly how you feel.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Ironic.

      • bluewaternavy

        I’m in NYC as well-be sure I didn’t vote for him. Irrespective of that, I’m stuck with him for the next 6 months.

        • SpaceRacer423

          six months?

          You planning on pulling a Snake Plissken?

          • bluewaternavy

            Not just “yes” but “HELL, YES!

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        Thanks. :) I’m in Charlotte plotting my Escape from New York. Well I’m flying back tonight but hopefully not for longer than a year. These clowns have gone around the bend.

        • WisconsinPatriot

          Maybe…….just thinking out loud here……DeBlasio in the basement??????

          • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

            Such a perv. 😀 well I just landed back so i guess I better get to it!

        • Dean Logan

          Not planning very well if you are in Charlotte. Not that Raleigh is doing much better. But, then again, one more vote on the western side of the state to offset the idiots.

        • thedumbblonde

          Look at Tega Cay, SC. Less taxes.

        • Sinjun

          may as well be in the western side of the state.. ppl get elected and forget everything east of 95 still exists

      • plaingolf

        Yeah. Jerry Brown. How the hell did that happen again? That weed out there must be very good.

      • annoyinglittletwerp

        I’m a Chicagoan turned Texan. I don’t feel your pain now-but I’ve certainly felt it before.
        My congress thing before we escaped in 2011…was Triple J. Our votes didn’t matter.

      • IMPEACH_BOBO

        I worry for N.Y.C. future here, this guy is RAClST against whites & needs to be called out on it, NOW !!! You can’t let something like this slide or the crime rate in N.Y. will go thru the roof again like it was when the RAClST Mayor Dinkins was in office !!! Remember what this RAClST did when a group of bIack youth went thru Central Park trying to make victims of 20 or so mostly white people & [email protected] a white woman jogger & beat her face in with a brick, Dinkins called that ” WILDING ” !!! I am afraid N.Y. needs to get ready to relive these days again, what DeBlasio was saying in his inauguration is he is going to be just as RAClST as Dinkins was !!!! You can kiss stop & frisk good bye & just watch the crime rate creep right back up again !!!

      • Sinjun

        I have a farm in NC i’m willing to sell to ppl who want to escape NY >.> waterfront too

    • Frank Drebin

      They’re Going to Put Ya’ll Back in Chains…

      – Crazy Uncle Joe

      • Fhalkyn Phoenix

        Replace “going to put” with “putting” and you get a much more accurate statement.

    • verycold

      They are going to get what they deserve. Sit back and watch the show. Again, please notice the same nonsense ushered in Hollande in France that now has an approval rate of 15 percent I think .

      Truth is, this mayor never hid who he was, much like Wright never hid who he was. Obama acted stunned by Wright, but that is ridiculous. Like Wright or not, he blasted from the pulpit for years. This radical mayor was clear who he intended to punish.

      BTW, please notice across the US how many super rich are unloading their properties.

    • heyheythere

      How about those of us who live just outside NYC, where the state of the city (economy, crime, etc) have huge implications on our lives but we don’t live there so we can’t vote? Everyone I know either works in, goes to school in, or frequently visits the city, and the election of this maniac will severely impact our lives as we know it.

  • freeinaz

    Elections truly have consequences.

    Enjoy your demise New York……

    • warpmine

      ANd they thought Dangerous David Dinkins was bad. Wait until next years stats come out.

      • beebop1952

        Especially how many leave NYC …

        • tjp77

          I’m a $200k+ salary that will be on the next flight out of this city as soon as I land a job in Texas (or any other red state). I was born here and grew up here and went to college here, but I cannot wait to leave.

      • conservativechick

        Is he a cousin of Carlos?

    • Fhalkyn Phoenix

      Hey, I voted for Cthulhu, so you can’t blame me! #sarcasm
      Seriously, though: not all of us voted for that nutcase. Speaking for myself, I’d love to escape, but current circumstances (school, work, money, etc.) are preventing me from doing so.

  • AmericanLass

    Slip of the “truth” of what he really believes. I fear for NYC if this is just at the beginning of this Mayors adm. Did he issue a correction after the speakers comment ?

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Truly scary.

  • Rabiddogg

    Socialism has always been a plantation mentality. From Fitzhugh to modern day. Who is surprised except when the left admits their true intentions.

  • jbgoldcanyon

    Democratic Plantation. If the shoe fits…

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Edward I. Koch (no relation to– well, y’know– he even pronounced it differently), NYC mayor in the 1980’s:

    “The people voted. And now, they must be punished.”

    Good luck with “Kaiser Wilhelm,” NYer’s.

    • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

      Good old da Mayor. This guy? I dub thee “da Blahz” if the NY Post hasn’t already done so. Or is it “da Blaze”?

  • Clete Torres

    Welcome to 2014, NYC. You voted for this jackass, now you must be punished.

    Enjoy.

    • beebop1952

      The other choice was a d1ck …

      • ozconservative

        Better a d*ck than a d*ck-tator.

  • Wing_attack_Plan_R

    remember this … http://youtu.be/7pEH37JIgBU

    “Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around … when yellow will be mellow … when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right. That all those who do justice and love mercy say Amen.”

    • Clete Torres

      Yep. Same mindset.

      • Perry

        Racists obsess over Race.

    • Mike Santino

      BY BY MISS AMERICAN PIE

    • LegalizeShemp

      In other words, all problems are caused by unenlightened white people, and brown, red and yellows are our true salvation, that’s standard agitprop of the radical Left wing troublemaker.

    • Jerry Camp

      Another democrat racist…and the lowinfos don’t even hear the sheer hate coming from their gods’ mouths as it’s directed towards all of us who don’t bow at the altar of liberal ‘tolerance’.

  • sandyaz

    They don’t pick cotton any more, just wrangling low-information voting to maintain corrupt political power. Plantation none the less. Control, confine, and keep ignorant the inhabitants. Success in the overlords minds.

    • Clete Torres

      ‘Rangeling,’ did you say?

      Heh.™

  • Ranadicus

    Sucks having people accuse you of being a racist for no real reason doesn’t it lefties?

  • CLEmom

    Elections have consequences.
    Watch how fast tourism declines under deBlasio.,,
    Good luck, NYC. You’re gonna need it.

    • Mike Santino

      NYC THE NEXT DETROIT

    • PeriMedic

      Yup. Live in Virginia and make a point of a couple long weekends in NYC each year. Started to get disgusted at this year and didn’t go. Amazingly, didn’t miss it, so now? Bye Bye NYC. My $$$ is going elsewhere.

  • Loves2laugh

    These things never surprise me. Why do the always seem to catch liberals off guard? These comments represent those of a majority of their elected officials.

    • Perry

      Libs are always trying to pin on Conservative that which THEY are really about.

      • http://o.com CaptDMO

        Psychiatrists call it Projection.
        It’s considered a mental “disorder”.

  • WhoDat

    Ani Difranco moving her retreat there?

    • Paige Jackson

      Only if the pastries are really, really good, the upholstery is cruelty-free, and the staff knows their place.

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Is it possible this guy is taking a captive audience moment to point out the very mindset we accuse these people of having? He called it a plantation because the Democrats treat their constituents as if they were slaves in body as well as mind?

    Update:
    You know to be honest, if anyone treated NYC like a plantation it was Bloomberg. He was no conservative. He only listed himself as a Rep to ride Giuliani’s goodwill after 9-11 into Gracie Mansion. Then he revealed that he was just another would be tyrant.
    So maybe this guy is trying to use the speaking appearance as a Wake Up moment.

    • kanenas101

      Bloomberg was a nanny stater but there were policies even he would not pursue, such as tax hikes for the rich. Of course, it could have been self serving, but it was reported that only 40k people pay half of NYC tax revenue as of 2009.

      http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB123500384765617949

      If “Kaiser Wilhelm” (I love the above poster’s use of that) raises taxes on these people and even a handful leave, the city will have a serious problem.

      • Vennoye

        If de Blasio does raise taxes on the rich and they leave–Reverend Fred Lucas’ statement will appear to be Clairvoyant–because plantation will be what NYC looks like!!

  • Perry

    Slaves lived better than some of those people in the slums of NYC.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yes, except now the government, run by socialist policies, is their master.

  • Ya Dont Say?

    OOPS.

  • DeadlockVictim

    If NYC is a plantation, what does that make Bloomberg & De Blasio?

    • Chuck U Farley

      Massah

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    If I lived there I’d find Snake Plissken, steal the last carriage, and Escape From the Plantation…..

  • grais

    Well, it WILL be.

  • Larry Rappaport

    All I can say is NYC citizens voted for this De Blasio and they deserve everything this guy gives them. A couple of things, it seems NYC Mayors think they are POTUS hence Mr. De Blasio? Keep all of your good liberal ideas in your city, non negotiable. Bloomberg fell on his face and left office about a billion poorer but I would say if anyone could get the liberal agenda pushed over state lines it would have been Bloomberg and you De Blasio are no Bloomberg. So Mayor Puddles, knock yourself out but only for those who voted for your twisted left wing ideology in helping you all look for corners in round rooms, again. This should take up your entire first term.

  • JeffWRidge

    I guess that makes De Blasio the new master.

    • GaryTheBrave

      You spelled “massa” wrong.

  • robert anthony

    I wonder how many times Obama’s Section 8, illegal alien Aunt voted for DeBlassio?

    • DC is Evil

      A lot, I’m sure.

      She bears a frightening resemblance to deBlasio’s lezzie wife.

  • Rosalie

    It will be a plantation by the time de blasio gets done with it.

    • Mike Santino

      IT WILL BE THE NEXT DETROIT

  • truckee22

    Its going to be fun to watch and see how much damage this liberal loon can do in his time in office. Glad I don’t live in that cesspool.

    • Janice LEE

      The only good news is that this lout is even lazier than Obamao. Late for everything and not too interested in actually working too hard.

  • Pat Loudoun

    Holy crap. This is going to be hilarious!

  • DiscoDucky

    Schadenfreudelicious!

  • kanenas101

    Nope, all the liberals who voted for this guy OWN this. They built that!

    And don’t insult Marion Barry by comparing him to this guy, at least Barry made everyone laugh.

    • PeriMedic

      I’d take Marion “the bitch set me up” Barry over deBlasio everyday.

      • Paige Jackson

        Barry will thank you for that, as soon as he finishes personally clearing DC of crack.

        • PeriMedic

          That’ll keep him busy for a loooong time.

  • FilleGitane

    Welcome NYC’s new overseer.

    • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

      Here come the squeegees again.

      • FilleGitane

        Good times

    • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

  • $84598387

    Your new mayor is a communist. You wait to see him institute his deeply held personal beliefs without the public input or even public concern for the “problem” being “fixed”. You ain’t seen nothing!

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    “A ‘Progressive’ Movement Is Sweeping The Nation” … and they’ve got the Pocket RINOs to prove it.

    1st official act of avowed Marxist and ‘Progressive’ Mayor de Blasio in New York City…
    KILL HUNDREDS OF JOBS
    Why am I not surprised?

    2nd official act of avowed Marxist and ‘Progressive’ Mayor de Blasio in New York City…
    KILL HUNDREDS OF HORSES
    Hey, at least they’re not killing anti-Communist-Government citizens, yet.

  • $84598387

    Next question not so premature. Will this Mayor buy a third term?

    • ToyZebra

      Old fashioned concepts like terms and elections will be phased out.

  • 24fan

    he’s right if it isn’t now just wait till blasio gets really going at it. Nyorkers won’t be allowed to leave

  • Chevypowered

    To my friends and family still living in NY.

    Make sure all your papers is in order.

    That is all!

  • Ed McDowell

    NYC its going to be interesting to see how long it takes to go Detroitmare with the new ultra commie regime. Good luck to the ones that are still sane in old Manhattan.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you got exactly what you voted for!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Wait, after 50 years of liberalism the epicenter of liberalism is “a plantation”? Note how liberals always blame their political opponents instead of failure of their ineffective policies as the cause of their woes.

  • LegalizeShemp

    NYC is just discovering that “blue” really means “RED” ???

  • Lela Klajman

    Congratulation to the Progressive Proletariat Plantation on the installation of the new Commissar. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

  • Pat Thompson

    If NYC is a plantation, is de Blasio now the new overseer?

  • Marvin Nelson

    This is just the beginning of DeBlasio’s reign of terror. New Yorkers are just gonna have to suck it up since they put this socialist in office. My wife and I will not visiting NYC in the near (or far) future.

  • TocksNedlog

    Plantation to be fundamentally transformed into a commune in 3, 2, . . .

  • LegalizeShemp

    The speaker is referring to the past 20 years of Republican mayors. What he doesn’t know is that now that a Marxist Democrat has won, NYC will be owned by Democrats, just as every other Southern plantation was.

    • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

      Bloomberg was mayor for the last 12 years. He was not a Republican, he was a Dem who switched to R so he could run for Guiliani’s seat and then he quickly switched from R to I. Also, NYC had voted 2x to keep the 2 term limit, but Bloomy went and took a 3rd term anyway. Bloomberg is a leftist and always has been.

      • heyheythere

        But he was not terrible. The city remained safe under him, until Obama took office and started pushing his race BS.

  • Timmmmm

    Buyers remorse will be strong with this one….

  • frozeninbemidji

    Dear People of New York City,

    When you vote for people this far left, you get everything that comes with them. For some reason you ‘new liberals’ never seem to get this point.

  • DeadlockVictim

    By next New Year’s, Times Square should have reverted back to a “Taxi Driver” theme park.

  • frankly2

    It is a slave plantation with the white liberals keeping all their slaves confined to specific neighborhoods where they house them and feed them and never let them out.

  • masseywho

    Wow My beloved NYC going down in flames….and that was before this speech. Add in the Romney picture/MSNBC and it is scarey. Why do Libs muster such hate?

  • Brother bob

    Libtards are the most racists miscreants on earth

  • Scott

    So this ASSCLOWN is going to ruin NYC even worse than BloomingIDIOTberg did. Nice to see he sees the city as a plantation and wants to rid the city of horse drawn carriages. By the time he is done fundamentally transforming (gee, where have we heard this) NYC, it will more like the SOUR APPLE!!!!!

  • Perry

    Massah Bill gone gives usn’s 64 oz dranks.

  • ashknothole

    Bill de Socio….

  • rainman

    Wow, did someone make a slavery analogy? Where’s Martin Bashir to educate them?

  • whateverdear

    When Whitey moves out en masse, they’ll *really* know what a plantation is.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Moscow on the Hudson…

    • arttie

      I am pulling for Pyongyang on the Hudson.

  • URGR82

    Socialism eventually goes after everyone. .even their own. These ppl may eventually realize

    • liberalssuck

      Doubt it, poor folks been voting demorats for ever and they never learn.

  • ceemack

    I’d laugh at New Yorkers for having Bill de Blasio as their mayor, if we didn’t have Jerry Brown as our governor.

    • Brenda Hellwig

      Right?! And Boxer & Feinstein as our senators :-(

      • Michelle ✓classified

        We’re just so screwed here on all accounts. We have Gov. Brown, Senators Boxer and Feinstein and the biggest idiot in the House, Rep. Pelosi. *group hug*

        • Paige Jackson

          You’ll be in our prayers. :(

          • Michelle ✓classified

            Aw well, at least my own Rep in the House is Republican. And my Rep. in the CA State Assembly is Republican – they are vastly outnumbered so it doesn’t really do any good, but I still find joy that at least my Reps. on the state and federal levels are not Democrats.

          • Paige Jackson

            Our Rep is Pigford Bishop (D), so that’s SNAFU, but our Senators right now are Isakson and Chambliss, both ostensibly (R)s. For all the good it does us. Sherman did GA more good than any of those 3.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        And Relresentatives in the House, like Pelousy, George Miller and “Nostrilitis” Waxman… Jawamax 8<{D}

        • Brenda Hellwig

          and my all time favorite…Maxine Waters!

    • liberalssuck

      Touché!!

  • LegalizeShemp

    The “plantation” analogy is standard fare for radical Leftists, who preach liberation theology to their “suppressed” followers. However, they simply replace the white, mint julep sipping Southern Democrat gentleman with the government as the plantation owner, nothing really changes.

  • Im_Rick_James

    Hey New York, does this sound familiar? “FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Even Rob Ford would be an improvement.
      (Different “Ford” altogether, but what the hey…)

  • Im_Rick_James

    They’d have been better off with Weiner…

  • LegalizeShemp

    Apparently, “Escape from New York” was a prescient movie way ahead of it’s time.

  • LegalizeShemp

    “Bill, all you have to do now is smoke crack and attack a councilwoman and you’ll be a true hero of the Left, they LOVE that stuff!” Sincerely, Rob Ford

  • LegalizeShemp

    61% of New York State’s convicts are Dems, only 9% Republicans. Some plantation eh Demonrats?

  • I Am Breitbart

    HAHAHAHOHOHOHEHEHE!!! …… gasp …..gasp….ack…ack…..

    Congrats NYC!!! You have gotten exactly what you deserve!!! I am anxiously awaiting the carnage!!! This is going to be a train wreck from hell!!!

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The new unabashed progs administration speaking truth. Gotta love em.

  • Thomas

    Hey y’all voted for this, wait until his administration really gets going

  • Paige Jackson

    This would make de Blasio the new massah, wouldn’t it? Hey, if we’re going to get into “plantation” talk, don’t split hairs.

  • junkbondtrader41

    Uh oh! Someone tell Ani DiFranco she can’t hold her retreat in NYC, either!

  • Axelgreaser

    WILL THIS MAN RECIND MAYOR LOONBERG’S BIZARRE PROCLOMATIONS? I doubt Mayor Loonberg’s successor will tamper with any of these edicts as its pretty obvious they were ‘agenda driven’ and contribute in a bigger way than New Yorker’s would suspect to the ‘re-engineering’ of America. They fairly drip with socialistic-Marxist ‘ iintent required for the ‘control of the masses.’ Loonbergs little nips at the heels of ‘freedom’ were meant mostly as an experiment to see if the liberals were at the stage (comparable to the semi-hard ball stage as they say in confectionary) where they could even get by with these outwardly innocuous laws. No, I thing they are a sort of ‘training wheels’ for the full blown, crushing state intrusions soon to emerge from out of the putrid bowels of ObamaCommieCare. If NYC elected Loonberg, would have considered Wiener (a mental case married to a woman that is even scarier than he), it’s clear they want, even seek out ‘bondage’ and NYC certainly nurtures a segment of population into THAT. Also, This new Mayor is about as conservative as Fidel Castro in his heyday, so I wouldn’t expect the saner residents of NYC to openly flaunt their ‘Big Gulp’ prohibition at the juncture. Anyway, the liberals in NYC are systematically beating back their ‘poors’ to the very edge of the Atlantic, including their artsy fartsy’s (who now whimper about it, too late) who will all be living in Hoovervilles at the shoreline before long. Especially since we are now getting a sense of ‘What Is In The Bill.’ I think De Blasio will add more no no’s of his own, because that’s what liberals do. They follow their manual, Rules For Radicals, (I wouldn’t be surprised if they keep an at-a-glance copy in their vest pockets) and just keep piling on one crippling, freedom crushing assault on the U.S. Constitution, one after another, keep adding people onto the spirit and self pride crushing dole queue, keep appointing yet one more radical Judge to insure their heinous laws survive and that ‘we the people’ are forced to accept and follow Obama’s path set for us which he repeatedly telegraphs to his murky, nameless, faceless base (those same mysterious cult followers who wrote ObamaCare and who remain anonymous): “…because I refuse to go back.” But that is apparently just fine and dandy with NYC.

  • DwellsInFire

    “I am a proud liberal” says Darren Cohen in a comment. Yuck. And he calls the Mayor’s speech embarrassing? That’s the most disgusting comment right there. Are liberals so unaware of how filthy the word “liberal” sounds, and that they’re announcing to the world they’re stupid and irrational when they make a statement like that? Nothing to be proud about being a liberal. That’s something to be ashamed about.

  • The Masked Avatar

    They should have hired Ace Frehley to sing New York Groove.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      So seriously loved that song growing up.

      • The Masked Avatar

        It never got any airplay on the radio where I was but all Kiss fans rate it as one of their favorites.

        • Michelle ✓classified

          I’m in L.A. and can’t remember if they played it on the radio here, I know of it because in addition to all their albums, I also had each’s solo album – I liked Ace’s the best, especially that song.

    • NRPax

      Especially because the man needs the money.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Or Billy Joel “New York State of Mind”… But I guess he got a $#!++y Stones’ cover band doing “Shattered”… #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

      • heyheythere

        Billy would have been too tired from last night’s concert!

  • KhadijahMuhammad

    The door down here is open, New Yorkers. Just make sure when you migrate in, you adjust your politics accordingly.

    Kady in Texas

    • liberalssuck

      Nooooo you do not want any of those liberal any where near you. They are worse then a virus… I know we have seen the results in Colorado and it is not fun, trust me. We get the libtards from Kalifornia and else where and it almost ruined our glorious state. So please do not encourage them.

      • KhadijahMuhammad

        That’s because liberals like nature and mountains more than they like to make a living.
        .
        Conservatives are different. They want to work. So, they choose Texas.

        • liberalssuck

          Hmmm ok you do have a point!! Damn we are trying to get rid of them but like a virus once they have a hold it is damn hard to get rid of them . Once they have a hand on the tit of the taxpayers it is almost impossible to pry their cold fingers from the tax payers wallet, lol!!

  • McG

    New York City may not be a plantation, but Providence RI is.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Congratulations NYC voters. Some of you are gong to get the government you deserve others not so much.

  • plaingolf

    Ah the days of David Dinkins will soon be returning. Here come the squeegee men!

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      That was the Abe Beame and early Ed Koch Administrations, FYI… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    See, deBlasio, AKA Kaiser Wilhelm, has it knocked, if only he and NYers realized it– he can shake everyone down with the specter of the NYC of the 1970’s by saying he’ll never let it get THAT bad, ever again, but, “Ya gotta make it worth my while, y’unnerstand?” Not necessarily in the personal fortune department (though I doubt they’ll ever hold a benefit dinner to save him from penury). I was thinking more along the lines of how he’ll spread it around the way James Walker is reputed to have done in the 1920’s, this time not with Tammany Hall regulars, but with the Radical Chic Mau Mau crowd.

    It will be interesting to see if venality rears its ugly head, as it always does in municipal politics in this country.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    I guess I’m not understanding the ruffled feathers. No one owns the definition of plantation (if they’re being offended because of the usual connection to that word), just as no one owns the definition of slavery (example: In the context in which Palin used it to describe debt). Only those who are looking to be offended will be so by choosing to permanently adhere the word “plantation” to a dark time in our history.

    • $84598387

      They all just hope to be the ones on the porch not the ones in the field.

    • Arkuy The Great

      Case in point; the “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations”. When it was so named it was because the word “plantation” in England was synonymous with “colony”.

      Still, you cannot let slip the fact that “plantation”, in modern political parlance, has a coded meaning of racism and exploitation. Let’s not be naive to the fact that the “right reverend” above was making such a loaded reference. He was sounding a dog whistle.

  • Craven Moorehead

    you cant have carte blanche to wreak havoc and ruin a great city like new york which is in the best shape its ever been by declaring it awesome. deblasio and company are setting the tone and making it appear like the city is horrid and a “plantation” so they can destroy it. welcome to libtard/progressive hell voters of deblasio.

  • puggish

    This actually looks like it’s going to be fun to watch over the next few years.

  • Paynan Diaz

    Obviously, if New York City is a plantation, the next logical step is a slave revolt where all the white people are killed.

  • Watcher3568

    I’m dying here… please stop.. This is absolutely hysterical to friggen funny..LMFAO NYC voters got what they voted for and this is only the first day.. Ya can’t make this stuff up really.. Stay tuned more to come lol

  • right_on

    NYC…you should embrace Black Liberation Theology, and prove once and for all, that …? Well, I don’t know what it will prove. Nor do I know what this socialist, De Blasio “ruling” the huddled masses will prove, either. At any rate, good luck. You deserve what you opted for.

  • Tracye Waldroup

    You get what you vote for. Get out while you can.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Jake Tapper Reports on Impression of ‘Bitter Partisanship’ and Exclusionary Tone of DeBlasio Inauguration

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/jake-tapper-reports-on-impression-of-bitter-partisanship-and-exclusionary-tone-of-deblasio-inauguration/

  • Eagleclaw 1

    wow. nyc a plantation? who’s running the plantation boss? oh a commie? oh boy new york city i’m so grad i made the great escape a few years ago. Detroit moveover, here comes New York. have fun ya’all!

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Larry Sabato: Bill Clinton’s NYC Inauguration Speech All About Positioning Hillary as a Progressive

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/larry-sabato-bill-clintons-nyc-inauguration-speech-all-about-positioning-hillary-as-a-progressive/

  • Acethepug

    Over-reach. Ever since President Narcissus won, the Left has been pushing hard. The crushing defeat of GLAAD after they attacked Phil Robertson is only the first real push back — there will likely be more.

    To those in NYC that voted for de Blasio, I hope you get what you voted for, good and hard. You asked for it, you got it.

    And let’s hope the rest of the country pays close attention to the new future-Detroit and its fate.

  • descolada9

    As I told my fried the day after Obama was first elected: “This is what you want, this is what you get…” Enjoy, NYC!

  • Don Turco

    It is a Plantation, they have taxed the middle class so bad in NYC and Nazi Jersey that all those people do is work to pay their taxes. Then you add the enslavement to the new life time tax. Obamacare and the rape and pillage of the NYC Middles class is complete.

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Whoa – this guy is proving to be a hardcore idiot from the very get go. Just saw a news article of him stating one of his priorities will be tackle “economic inequality” and his method of doing that will be to heavily tax the rich. I’m not familiar with how things work in NYC, but I do know here in Los Angeles, a Mayor has absolutely NO authority to raise taxes – that’s within the City Council to do.

    Go ahead nimrod, tax the rich and they’ll move away. Step by step elected idiots in that city are destroying it. Banning things left and right, putting people out of business, becoming Extreme Nannies and now going after the rich?

    They are sofa king stupid. An example being, New York has decided to rely heavily on high taxes on cigarettes to fund medication for those suffering from AIDS, and yet NYC bans smoking in addition taxes so high, they have the highest cost-per-pack in the nation (I believe around $12?). So with continuing to raise taxes on cigarettes so folks can’t afford them AND banning smoking in the city AND with Bloomberg also passing a law cigs can’t be displayed at eye level….WHO is going to pay for the medicine?

    I used to LOVE going to NYC, have been there many times and it’s a special place because my cousin died there, but I really don’t see myself ever visiting again in light of all the rules, laws, regulations, banning and taxing.

    That city has become the exact thing our Founding Fathers gave their lives to resist. Good luck NYC – you’re gonna need it.

    • liberalssuck

      I do not wish them luck. I tell them to enjoy what they have brought forth and when they complain, I just laugh and say you did it to yourselves.

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Not all who live there voted or asked for this type of local government, so I’m not so quick to sit back and laugh at them all. I understand this firsthand because I live in Los Angeles and myself endure a local government I neither asked nor voted for. So not all residents of a city “did it” to themselves.

        • liberalssuck

          Ok fair enough, then get out and leave them to it. It would seem these folks are out numbered and have zero chance of changing this. I know work and all that but you can change the physical location and still work there.

  • lillymckim

    As in Detroit welcome to ruin… you voted for him.

  • Josh Kingsley

    He’s right. It is a plantation. And the masters are the members of the liberal socialist Democrat party.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      CLARIFICATION:The Masters of the “Urban Plantations” are Liberal Democrat “Machine” Politicians, Mob Bosses, Union Bosses, and Community Organizers….And not just in New York City and Detriolet, but Chiraq, Boston, Philly, Newark, Buffalo, Cleveland, and many other Cities… It’s up to US CONSERVATIVES who need to TAKE THESE CITIES BACK, with a little good old-fashioned Education to these people about what they’ve been voting for all these years! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • jb

    if he hates NYC so much, maybe he can help turn it into the plantation that Detroit is.

    • gunnyjeep

      I think this is going to be Detroit 2 – a new blockbuster brought you by NBC

  • The 57th State© ℅EF™

    Haha, idiot NYers voted this freak De Blasio in. Have fun, morons. As Babbles said…

    Elections have consequences

  • RedSoloCup

    Soon to be the “plantation” of East Detroit.

  • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Not surprised…this is the same group that wants to put us in CHAINS!

  • alanstorm

    A “proud liberal”?

    Is that like being proud of graduating from 6th grade?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Are there any transcripts of these speeches? Politicians, Clergy People, and “Community Organizers” who call Conservatives racist and then say things like that are HYPOCRITES! And one of the reasons I don’t love New York as much as I used to… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • RD

    I am sure that Al, Jesse, Melissa Harris Perry, and Michael Dyson just had cataclysmic strokes. Well maybe not, because just like everything else that liberals spew, it’s ok if they say it.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The hope that 2014 would be less full of stupid was shot down pretty quickly. Oy.

  • liberalssuck

    You folks wanted it, and you got it. Enjoy morons!!

  • michael s

    No argument from me.

  • Dennis the Dreamer

    NYC plantation of Liberalism maybe.

  • Callawyn

    The whole point of the Democrap Party is to trap people on Uncle Sam’s Plantation where they are then obliged to continue voting D in order to keep receiving the handouts that they live on.

    The liberals that voted this communist in as Mayor of NY are no different. They all voted for him hoping he’d take more from ‘the rich’ and give it to them. They are all voluntary slaves on the plantation of NY. They are slaves of the Democrap Party.

    The only people in NY that have a right to be offended by this are those who work, rather than vote, for a living and, even then, only if they bothered to turn out to vote against him.

  • Always Vigilant

    Each of us should remember that our mind is our sharpest sword. Hone your blade: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Ya Dont Say?

    New Yorkers, embrace the SUCK. Makes me glad as heII I am not stuck on some D-onkey plantation.

  • Paul C.

    They deserve everything they are forced into!!

  • Flavius Josephus

    My advice for all you New Yorkers is: 1 – Start Drinking Heavily(!) and 2 – make plans to start moving out ASAP.

    • Arkuy The Great

      They have been for a long time. NY used to be the most populous state in the country. They lost that title to California around 1970. Then fell behind TX in 2000. And they are within spitting distance of being overtaken by FL.

  • Dawn McColm

    150 years ago 360,000 Union soldiers died to free the slaves. 280,000 soldiers were wounded. 150 years later blacks are still playing the victim, race, and white guilt card. They take no responsibility for the depravity of their culture. Unless they wake up, 150 years from now the rest of humanity will have moved on, but blacks will still pretend to be chained to the plantation.

  • © Sponge

    Cleric Fred Lucas Jr., calling NYC a plantation in his “prayer” is a disgrace! Isn’t this supposed to be a day of uniting?

    NOTHING that has anything to do with liberals, ever, is “uniting.” Get that straight. Nothing. Ever.

  • TruDat

    Elections have consequences; good luck NY City. And congratulations to all those cities who will be the recipients of NY City’s wealthy when they all move out.

  • Arkuy The Great

    The only Northeast city I am aware of that can rightly be called a “plantation” is Providence, RI. Interestingly, the RI wiki page mentions a state-wide ballot motion in 2009 to remove “Providence Plantations” from the state’s official name and that it was voted down by a nearly 4-1 popular vote margin. So much for the word being an oblique reference to slavery in the minds of the Northeast.

  • ToyZebra

    The FDR bible de Basio was sworn in on disappeared for a few hours. Considering such a historical item should have been watched every second, I have to assume someone intended to steal it or destroy it.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Oh, so now the word Plantation is racist and off limits? Do people when understand context, can they even comprehend a full paragraph any more, or has public school become that bad? Don’t act so shocked by the way this scumbag ends up ruling NYC back into the slum days. He was pretty transparent during his campaign, the MSM just failed to report the truth, as they continue to do in an attempt to do anything to keep Conservatives out of office. You get what you vote for and you vote for crap when you fail to do your own research on candidates and history. MSM does not vet liberal candidates…they simply lie about the Conservative ones.

  • http://www.whatburnsmybacon.com/ What Burns My Bacon

    Wow. That’s something else.

  • stooltube

    Hay now, listen here now…we wanted weiner, but he had “electile” dysfunction!

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    As Lenin asked: Who decides what is fair for whom? Who decides how much their relatives and political supporters should have? And on, and on.

  • lcky9

    if NYC is a plantation than he’s the overseer.. which is about right for a DEMOCRAT.. and NOTHING will change for the better..

  • Michael Smith

    Did you see the expression of the Cops standing by them. That WTF look; Classic.

  • catholic_citizen

    Ahhh, New York City. Don’t look that shocked – you voted for him. And it’s not like he wasn’t hiding his feelings.

    Sell now, homeowners. Connecticut is bad but Malloy is no Blasio.