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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gunfight at the BP Corral

Surprise at the MTOPP demonstration today against Eric Adams and Community Board 9? A counter protest.

photos by Warren B.
 The Borough President, it would appear, is not taking the constant berating without a counter-punch. Below, Alicia and all the MTOPP regulars behind bars. I mean, barricades.

22 comments:

Bob Marvin said...

I love that first photograph. Did the counter-protestors outnumber A.B.'s greenshirts?

Anonymous said...

Not to hijack this thread, but did Alicia Boyd cause Ramaji's on Rogers Ave to close?

Anonymous said...

ALL LIES! ALL GODDAMN LIES!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Um. Okay. Point well taken.

FlatFen said...

Anonymous 8:19, care to elaborate on your views? Or is there a danger that you'll have an aneurysm? Also, are all things lies? Like, love and objective reality, or just some things?

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 7:20: What happened to Ramagi's?

Anonymous said...

You know what, this blog isn't worthy of my energy. Tim Thomas, you fat old loser, when Alicia Sues you for libel, I hope to GOD she goes to a televised courtroom because I want the world to see what lowlife scum you and your friends are. I'm done replying to you!

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Noooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! I promise I'll change, really! I'll lose weight, anything. Just please, please stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex said...

Anyone have any thoughts about how to figure out who's bankrolling MTOPP? Or where Boyd's income comes from in general? It's none of my business personally, but she can't be raking in much through contributions on her website, and as far as anyone can tell, she does not have a job. Is it all Airbnb? Are tax records public? I could not find information about New Directions in Healing - income too small for her to have to report anything on that I believe... at least not for the latest tax year available.

Clarkson FlatBed said...

I go back and forth on whether it IS anyone's business. Public records suggest she refinanced many times and AirBnB's. Her business doesn't seem to do much business. And so, like many of us, I suspect she does what she has to do to scrape by. It's just a hunch, but I believe that she believes this is her calling, and that it's less about money than about ego.

Alex said...

You are probably right! And my guess is that it doesn't cost THAT much to print a couple thousand flyers every now and again.

Anonymous said...

Alicia Boyd suing somebody else for libel? That's rich.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see Q post a list of known MTOPP members, the ones who have shown up at meetings more than a couple times (before even they got disgusted and quit the group) and participated or at the least stood by in approval at meetings where MTOPP screamed insults. Not everybody attends the CB 9 meetings, especially lately with the terrorizing, and I'm sure they'd like to know if their own immediate neighbors are involved. I do.

Anonymous said...

You guys care more about Alicia than Alicia herself. You are all sick men!

Alex said...

Anon, maybe take a look at her website and see if you recognize anyone? I think there are videos too.

Anonymous said...

You know what's hysterical? If you look at Alicia Boyd's Air BNB site, the vast majority of testimonials have pictures of (gasp) white people who've had a good experience renting her place. So, it appears Ms. Boyd is "forcing out people of color" not just from Brooklyn generally, but her own house in particular.

Or, she may just be renting to whomever applies. But that wouldn't be all tied up in race, like selling your house to whomever can pay the most isn't a racial conspiracy. But that would be no fun.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Alicia Boyd has an Airbnb, so what? Are you suggesting that she doesn't deserve to make a living? Why are you people so fixated on how this woman makes her money? I bet all of you are sexually repressed beings to have this fetish over Alicia's income, her body, her style and how she carries herself. The one thing she has that you will never acquire is CHARISMA. She is NOT a racist. She has white friends and you all know this which is why she should sue those of you who accuse her as such. She can draw crowds while you all draw flies from sitting on your fat asses whining about our group's efforts in against the displacement of our neighborhors. She is a brilliant woman who is 1,000 times smarter than all of you. She has a wealth of knowledge and a strong willed individual. Yes, let that sink in your minds you jealous old fools! Clackson Flatbread, Alex, diak, Bob Mavin, all old, and live miserable lives.

roxv said...

okay, THAT one made me laugh really hard

diak said...

Anon 5:22: Speaking only for myself, I don't recall I've ever said anything re Ms Boyd's body, income, friends, or profession. Only her racism, divisiveness, hysteria, and incrediblty rude, insulting behavior. But never mind any of that. I'm so proud to be included in your all-star line-up! And batting third! You've made my old and miserable life a thousand times better!
(Hmmm, does that now make "1,000 times smarter" AB a million times smarter/better?)

Oh, and if that's your definition of "charisma," well, I am perfectly fine without a whiff of it...

Clarkson FlatBed said...

You know what you are, Anon? You're Fat-assist. That's right. You heard me. You can't handle my fat ass!

In all seriousness, you're right, it's none of our business how she makes a living. Except, of course, when it does. If you decide to lead the anti-gentrifcation movement, perhaps it would be best not to encourage said gentrification with your glorification of the neighborhood's yuppie amenities. Hey, and I've got black friends! So maybe that means she can stop calling ME a racist now? You're right about the word though. It's a bit insulting to use it when blacks hate whites. It's not the right word, so you and I agree on that one.

AB is now a public figure, and if she's gonna dish the heat she better be prepared to catch a few flames herself. Goes around comes around, hear me?

Clackson Flatbread! That's good. Keep 'em coming, neighbor. Can't speak for the others, but my fat ass is right here, baby. Come and give it a kiss, won't you?

Alex said...

I can assure you, anon, I am not sexually repressed. Let's get together.

Bob Marvin said...

Anon.–I'm glad to be included in such a distinguished company, but PLEASE get the spelling of my name right [although I am considered something of a mavin :-)]