New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio sure does like his Black Lives Matter murals and has personally participated in painting two of the three in the city, including the one of Fifth Avenue right in front of Trump Tower. As Twitchy reported Monday, though, the New York Post did some digging and found out that “city officials ignored their own application process for public art projects to paint Black Lives Matter murals around the five boroughs.” In other words, they didn’t have a city permit to paint the murals in the first place.
The Post also reports that de Blasio addressed the issue of other groups, like Women for America First and Blue Lives Matter, being referred to the Department of Transportation’s permitting process, while there was no approval required for the BLM movement. Why? Because Black Lives Matter “is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done, that’s a decision I made.”
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 4, 2020
The Post also reports that “de Blasio has said the BLM protest movement ‘transcends any notion of politics’ even though he painted the most prominent BLM mural directly in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.”
So, Black Lives Matter transcends all normal realities? Sounds legit — this reality we’re living in now certainly isn’t normal.
"Transcends all normal realities" is some fine word salad.
— Mike Delmore (@DelmoreMike) August 4, 2020
The overlord commented.
— Debra Kipp (@dkipp1353) August 4, 2020
And the big oaf decides what transcends and what doesn’t
— marym (@marym50978815) August 4, 2020
This guy transcends all realities #deblasioResign
— moose (@michaelsmina) August 4, 2020
Pander. Pander, pander, pander. Pander. Pan. Der.
— Tam (@cherokee1020) August 4, 2020
Mayor de Blasio's New York is not a city of laws but only of his perception of reality (which is subject to change without notice).
— Ray Bryan (@r4ybry4n) August 4, 2020
Weirdly, I agree. BLM does transcend all normal realities.
Dim Blasio & I disagree on what this means, tho.
— Diana With The Golden Lasso of Truth (@TechniumBook) August 4, 2020
But don’t use chalk on a street in front of a Planned Parenthood.
— Christie007 (@ChristieinSoCal) August 4, 2020
Those arrests (yes, arrests) were in D.C., but point well taken.
The Left picking winners & losers.
— Kathleen R Hayner (@haynerm_r) August 4, 2020
Wouldn’t that be an unconstitutional violation of the free speech rights of all those groups not given BLM’s
Preferential treatment? Government should be “content neutral.”
— E (@eohusby) August 4, 2020
So a Marxist Organization holds sway over a Democratic Mayor and that is news?
— Patrick Corcoran (@hawkeyejoe601) August 4, 2020
Yeah, it’s not really breaking news, is it?
Was put there illegally. Should be removed at once.
— SweetTaterPie (@1911SP) August 4, 2020
Then it MUST be removed
— Chessydee (@Chessydee1) August 4, 2020
As Twitchy reported, the mayor had street crews out “repairing” the Fifth Avenue mural hours after someone splashed paint on it, tweeting, “Nice try.” Vandalize one of the mayor’s murals painted without a permit and he’ll immediately send city workers out to repaint it on the taxpayer’s dime.
‘Refund Our Police’ activist pours black paint on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s precious Black Lives Matter mural https://t.co/S3yb3XesAa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 18, 2020