With Cameras Blazing & Bombs Bursting In Air!

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“Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!”

So tweeted Donald Trump, the Fight Promoter Elect. The White Don King is promoting his family behind closed doors. He kept the press out of the room when the President of Japan came to see Don King, see if he was going to be forced to get in the ring, and duke it out for the sake of his nation. Ivanka was present. Don King sent a message to the Fifth Estate;

“I and my family will not let negative people near us!”

The audience also erupted in applause during “Yorktown,” in which Javier Munoz’s Alexander Hamilton and Seth Stewart’s Marquis de Lafayette sang, “Immigrants: We get the job done.”

In Japan’s good ol days, to have a woman present at a high level meeting, breaks ancient protocol, and is seen as an insult. Trump proudly declares he doesn’t have to play by anyone’s rules, but his own. This is what got him elected. By coming down hard on the ACTORS in Hamilton, Don King has let the whole world know, everyone but King Don has to play by the rules, has to stick with the script. We got Nero, folks! Nero – the Roman Pig – is back! Screw Japanese traditions. Only Emperor Trump is allowed to be a full-blown misogynist! Only the Emperor of Gina can dictate to us all.

“Feed all the bad actors to my lions!”

The audience members weren’t the only ones reacting to Pence’s presence. King George III, played by Rory O’Malley, reportedly sang portions of “What Comes Next?” directly at Pence and had to pause the song for a standing ovation after he sang the words, “When your people say they hate you.”

The Japanese government released several photos of Trump and Abe, some of which included Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and retired Lt. General Michael Flynn. It is not known what role the three played in the meeting. CNN is not publishing or airing these photos because news organizations were denied access to the meeting.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/17/politics/abe-trump-japan-meeting/

https://www.justlanded.com/english/Japan/Japan-Guide/Business/Women-in-Japanese-business

While the Japanese constitution contains an equal-opportunity clause, the Japanese business world is still male-dominated, and therefore, sometimes sexist. Many Japanese businessmen are uncomfortable doing business with women (especially foreign women in senior positions), and may seem nervous or rude.

  • Personal habits:
    • Do not blow your nose in a public place (including meeting rooms).
    • Do not grab your host’s hand when first meeting and give it a hearty shake – many Japanese seldom shake hands and can be so uncomfortable doing so as to avoid meeting again!
    • Never pat a Japanese man on the back or shoulder.
    • Never make derogatory remarks about anyone, including your competitors and own employees.

This morning the title of my post was going to be ‘A Union of Voters’. It was going to be about how Trump stomped on the most sacred practice in our Democracy by taking away our time to vote, where all voters are the Main Actors. King Don turned us all into Reactors. Then we learn there is a director behind the political curtain pulling all the levers. This Puppet Master had a plan so complex, he knew less than 1% of voters could grasp it. So he turned his Pussy Grabbing Actor into Greatest Attention Giver of All Time. Trump out did Mohammed Ali. It was pure theatre. We flocked to Trump Casino to see Cage fighting at its best. We became Spectators and Re-ACTORS.

So, I lay in bed thinking about the Bread and Puppet who led the million person march on Washington in 1971, and Walter Dallas whose acting company found a home at the Upstairs Art Association. Walter approached me and said;

“You got to help me get my people out of that flower stand. They are being harassed by dangerous drug dealers who see them as monkeys in the white man’s cage.”

Walter Dallas assumed the artistic leadership of Philadelphia’s Freedom Theatre in 1992. He has won recognition and several awards for his work on and Off-Broadway and regionally at such theaters as the Negro Ensemble Company, American Place, Yale Rep, Crossroads, Alliance and Baltimore’s Center Stage where he was a Director Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts. 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1175266/

“The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” Trump tweeted as a follow-up. “The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Here is what happened to the Theatre of the Left.

2000 Republican National Convention[edit]

Bread & Puppet volunteers were among the 79 people arrested at a warehouse in Philadelphia during the 2000 Republican National Convention. The Associated Press reported that the scene of the “SWAT-style” raid was broadcast live by news helicopters. Years later, the AP explained that there “was tense talk (later proved unfounded) of terrorist plots being hatched in the ‘puppetista’ headquarters, of bomb building and anarchist-fueled mayhem.” Its report did not include the police’s side of the story.

“A couple of our folks were down there, helping to build puppets”, said Linda Elbow, company manager for Bread & Puppet. “The cops went into the studio…arrested people, and took the puppets. So, now, puppets are criminals.”

Trump has divided American voters into two camps that are now at war with one another. He disrupted our beautiful process that continues months after the election. He is out to weaken the two-party system – because he can’t stand the questioning, can’t tolerate the competition. He is not yet in the White House, and he has surrounded himself with gunslinger, who with guns blazing, are sending messages to the President Elect’s enemies – American Voters! Trump is out to humble his enemies, make them fall to their knees and kiss his ring, the ring of a King Don who is as mad as King George ever was.

It’s not too late to call the election on the grounds of insanity! Is this nut going to critique all our ACT-IONS from Mount Olympus? Is he going to let his subjects, play?

Jon Presco

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!

The cast of “Hamilton” was not going to throw away its shot.

After Friday evening’s performance, at which Vice President-elect Mike Pence was in the audience, several dozen of the Broadway musical’s cast members zeroed in on Pence during their curtain call. Brandon Victor Dixon — the actor who played Aaron Burr — stepped forth and cut through the applause.

“You know, we have a guest in the audience this evening,” he said to audience laughter. “And Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen. There’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out.”

As he pulled a small piece of paper from his pocket, Dixon encouraged people to record and share what he was about to say “because this message needs to be spread far and wide.”

“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause. “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold ourAmerican values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for (sharing) this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”

Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets booed at “Hamilton” show

 

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Some audience members booed Vice President-elect Mike Pence got as he walked to his seat at a “Hamilton” show, held at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York on Nov. 18. (Storyful)

Pence reportedly left the auditorium before Dixon finished speaking, but a show spokesman told the Associated Press that the vice president-elect stood in the hallway and heard the full message.

The unusual address quickly went viral and drew not one but two tweets from President-elect Donald Trump, who demanded the next morning that the cast apologize.

“Hamilton,” a musical about the rise of former treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton from his humble beginnings as an orphan and an immigrant, has a famously diverse cast. One of its oft-touted lyrics — “Immigrants, we get the job done” — appeared on a sign just outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Friday night, where dozens had gathered to protest Pence.

“The Theater must always be a safe and special place,” Trump tweeted as a follow-up. “The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”

Dixon responded to Trump on Twitter, saying that conversation did not amount to harassment and that he appreciated that Pence stopped to listen.

Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!

By Saturday morning, both #NameAPenceMusical and #BoycottHamilton were trending on Twitter.

Though the Broadway cast’s message was directed broadly at what would be an administration under Trump’s presidency, Pence himself has a political track record that has been excoriated by the LGBT community. Last year, as governor of Indiana, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after the federal courts ruled that same-sex marriage bans in states were unconstitutional. Under the new state law, Indiana business owners could cite their religious beliefs it they didn’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. Opponents said it amounted to allowing discrimination based on sexual orientation. A week later, after facing boycotts and widespread condemnation from rights groups, Pence signed an amendment clarifying that the law could not be used to discriminate against the LGBT community.

He has a “0%” rating from the Human Rights Campaign, a nonprofit group that calls Pence “notoriously anti-LGBTQ” when he was chosen to be Trump’s running mate. Republican Chrys Kefalas outlined Pence’s anti-LGBT record in a guest column for The Washington Post:

During his public career, Pence has been an outspoken opponent of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens. In Congress, he opposed efforts to encourage foreign governments to decriminalize homosexuality and sought to block the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. As a governor, he stood against not only marriage equality, but civil unions as well. He also opposed a law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and signed one opening the door to wide-ranging discrimination against these residents of his own state under the guise of religious liberty.

None of this was lost on the audience, who greeted Pence’s arrival to his prime orchestra seat with a mix of cheers and boos, according to the AP.

Dixon told Broadway.com after Friday’s performance that the cast was alerted ahead of time that Pence would be in the audience, and that they spoke to Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created “Hamilton,” as well as show producer Jeffrey Seller. The message was from both the producers and the cast, he said.

Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love.
And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.

“When we first got the call that [Pence] was coming, there was certainly a question of what we would do,” Dixon told the site, which covers Broadway news. “These are the opportunities that you die for.”

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/this-is-how-steve-bannon-sees-the-entire-world?utm_term=.xq0vaxKj2R#.osKROg7nvG

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2016/07/04/michael-pack-on-george-washington-and-alexander-hamilton/

Pack said his approach was to rediscover Hamilton from a contemporary perspective, which fortune (ill fortune, that is) just happened to provide in the form of the 2008 financial crisis.

Hamilton weathered the first financial crisis in the (Seventeen) Nineties, so we talked to then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, about whether Hamilton would do as he did, and what he thought of what Hamilton did,” Pack recalled. “And since Hamilton also was in a duel over honor, we talked to former gang members who had also been in duels over honor, and we asked them what they thought of the Hamilton-Burr duel, and they had a lot to say, both good and bad.”

Pack agreed with Bannon that 

What Hamilton did become was a virtual son to George Washington, part of the brotherhood that fought the long and harsh campaign against the British crown. Hamilton’s fearless performance in the early battles of the war caught Washington’s eye, leading to a position as, in essence, Washington’s chief of staff.

Hamilton always longed for military glory, and he finally got it at Yorktown, but fighting a war isn’t only about courage in battle, which Hamilton had in excess,” Pack said. “It’s also about this ability to deal with the politics of war, and Hamilton was essential to Washington in that, too.”

Walter Dallas assumed the artistic leadership of Philadelphia’s Freedom Theatre in 1992. He has won recognition and several awards for his work on and Off-Broadway and regionally at such theaters as the Negro Ensemble Company, American Place, Yale Rep, Crossroads, Alliance and Baltimore’s Center Stage where he was a Director Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts. 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1175266/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bread_and_Puppet_Theater

The name Bread & Puppet is derived from the theater’s practice of sharing its own fresh bread, served for free with aioli, with the audience of each performance as a means of creating community, and from its central principle that art should be as basic to life as bread. Some have heard echoes of the Roman phrase “bread and circuses” or the labor slogan “Bread and Roses” in the theater’s name as well, though these are not often mentioned in Bread & Puppet’s own explanations of its name.

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