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May 24, 2017

Puerto Rican Parade in NYC to Feature a Terrorist as Man of Honor

Isn't that lovely?

Sponsors are pulling out, as are high-profile groups (including Goya and the NYPD and FDNY Hispanic Societies), but you know who can't quite make that call yet?

Chris Cuomo's slightly less partisan brother Andrew Cuomo -- the governor of a state repeatedly ravaged by terrorism. He says he's "reviewing" the matter, which I imagine means he's doing some quick secret polls and focus groups.

Oh, btw: Bill Clinton, when he was still free to date in the Oval Office, offered clemency to all members of the FALN terrorist group on the very minor condition they renounce violence.

Oscar Lopez Rivera refused.

Obama then decided that a little matter like being a remorseless terrorist who refuses to renounce violence shouldn't stand between fellow travelers:

U.S. President Bill Clinton offered Lopez Rivera and 13 other convicted FALN members clemency in 1999, on condition they renounce violence, but Lopez Rivera rejected it. On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Lopez Rivera's sentence and he was released from prison on May 17, 2017, after 35 years in prison.

And yet people claim that the left has a soft spot for terrorism coming from their fellow travelers.

How dare they.

Related: Spanish naming customs, at Wikipedia. Spanish people have two surnames, consisting of the father's surname first, then the mother's. Often they'll just go by the first of the two surnames. Like, for example, Vincente Fox's full name is actually Vincente Fox Queseda, which is what he goes by on Twitter.

Sadly, even the Spanish -- who I had stereotyped as a macho sort of culture -- are now allowing the maternal contribution to the compound surname to come first, if the couple decides to do that, and the man is a homo.

Anyway, point is, I think if you were going to give Oscar Lopez Rivera's name as a single surname shorthand, you'd say Lopez, not Rivera.

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