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the "blue" is rounding up Jews for Deblasio.

 
 
Reply Wed 7 Oct, 2020 08:01 am
Does "the blue" refer to the police? What is Deblasio? Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City?

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David J Harris Jr tweeted:

At Harry’s in DC, 1 block from Trump Hotel.
This is how everyone responded to the police walking in!

Source: https://twitter.com/DavidJHarrisJr/status/1313614379292798979

(In the video, can you hear the people in the party shoutng "I can't breathe"?)

Flkittie tweeted
Meanwhile in New York the “blue” is rounding up Jews for Deblasio.

The cops are only as good as the mayor.
 
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oralloy
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 02:52 am
oristarA wrote:
Does "the blue" refer to the police?

Probably.

Blue is often associated with the police because of the blue uniforms of patrol officers. One example of this is the phrase "blue lives matter" as a counter to the phrase "black lives matter".

Referring to the police as "the blue" isn't really proper English. But there are a number of slang terms for police officers and it sounds like this is one of them.

Another slang term for the police that you might run across occasionally: There used to be a police TV show called "Hawaii Five-O" (that's the letter O, not the number zero). Because of this you'll sometimes see police referred to as "Five Oh".


oristarA wrote:
What is Deblasio? Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City?

Yes.

There was an incident earlier this year where he had the police raid a very large Jewish funeral in order to stop the spread of the pandemic.

https://apnews.com/article/0a1ed0c5f78034da35091985e96e76f5
https://apnews.com/article/704f155c04e01a0e2bd6851c4a5cf944
https://apnews.com/article/4c26cee04913a946594c8f18a4de1f14
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 03:37 am
Thanks.

Source: https://twitter.com/DavidJHarrisJr/status/1313614379292798979

(In the video, can you hear the people in the party chanting "I can't breathe"?)
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 05:19 am
@oristarA,
If I'm trying to listen for that specific phrase, right around 27-28 seconds into the video something like "I can't breathe" might be in the background noise of the restaurant. But it's hard to be sure.

If I was not deliberately listening for that phrase to see if I could hear it in the video, I'd have never have noticed it at all.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 07:55 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

If I'm trying to listen for that specific phrase, right around 27-28 seconds into the video something like "I can't breathe" might be in the background noise of the restaurant. But it's hard to be sure.

If I was not deliberately listening for that phrase to see if I could hear it in the video, I'd have never have noticed it at all.


It seems to me that starting at 010 seconds to 019 seconds of the video, the chanting "I can't breathe" is rather clear. Does anyone else here hear it clearly?
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 08:04 am
@oristarA,
To me that sounds like they are chanting "back the blue" which would be a chant in support of the police.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 08:27 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

To me that sounds like they are chanting "back the blue" which would be a chant in support of the police.


I think your humor has gone a bit too far... Smile
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 08:54 am
@oristarA,
No one is saying “I can’t breathe “

Why would they be chanting that and at the same time be cheering and supporting the police?

They are chanting “Back the blue” and it is very clear what they are saying.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 10:17 am
@chai2,
That's very nice. Laughing
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 10:26 am
@oristarA,
why are you laughing?

do you imagine them applauding and insulting them at the same time makes any sense?
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 8 Oct, 2020 10:42 am
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:

why are you laughing?

do you imagine them applauding and insulting them at the same time makes any sense?



No. I think they sincerely welcomed the police. I probably used a wrong smiley.
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