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A NYC summer event closes streets: Rev Billy celebrates with petition party

Two events, happening at the same time, were posted side-by-side on the website Souldish: High Frequency Culture. Though, the event that is listed first was not planned first.

In New York City, the Department of Transportation [DOT] will be closing streets to car traffic as part of a program called Summer Streets, to celebrate (and experiment with) livable, car-free streets. The event will happen for three consecutive Saturdays, and one of those days is August 8th. That event — complete with a write-up about the joy of cycling, and a mention of Mayor Bloomberg as a presenter — is listed in Souldish.

The event that is listed at Souldish previous to Summer Streets, but was planned in serendipitous response to the DOT program, is a Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor block party and petition mob. Reverend Billy is running against Mayor Bloomberg in the fall. Though, that didn’t stop Reverend Billy and his supporters from making good use of the city’s vehicle-free day.

Reverend Billy event listing at Souldish:

Whose Summer Streets? Our Summer Streets!

12pm [noon] campaign headquarters 250 Lafayette st. We are launching a sweeping horde of petitioners across the city this Saturday August 8th, come fortify yourself, enjoy a vehicle free Summer street in front of headquarters, meet the campaign, Get Billy on the Ballot.  At 1 pm  sharp we launch the 5000 Signatures in One Hour Petition Challenge.
100 people / 1 hour  simultaneous petition drive.  The signature drive to get Billy on the ballot is the very most important part of  the campaign.  Saturday we go over the top.   Some of the fun we have lined up: dj’s, baked goods, live screen printing, WVRB Radio broadcasting live drawing stations and more.

Reverend Billy Event
250 Lafayette St
(12p, free)


  1. paulie paulie August 10, 2009

    I asked him if he was hiring, he said no.

    How’s the volunteer effort going?

  2. paulie paulie August 10, 2009

    I would like to know otherwise, if I’m wrong.

  3. paulie paulie August 10, 2009

    Bob, I do believe that Libertarian Joseph Dobrian is on the ballot.

    As far as I know, no.

  4. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes August 8, 2009

    Catholic Trotskyist, yes, I remember. I guess I asked the question rhetorically. And I remember saying that pursuant to the Honor System, whichever candidate is on the ballot first should be the beneficiary of the Strategy, regardless of which is more well known or nearer to God.

  5. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes August 8, 2009

    Stone Age Afghans. What’s the point of bombing them into the Stone Age?; where they are already thanks to decades of war. Reminds me of carpet bombing in VietNam. Bombing jungles & swamps? As Jay Leno would say, “What is that?”

  6. Catholic Trotskyist Catholic Trotskyist August 8, 2009

    Bob, I do believe that Libertarian Joseph Dobrian is on the ballot. I mentioned before that Reverend Billy should endorse the strategy because he is clearly more well-known than Dobrian, and would attract votes from many different ideologies.

  7. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes August 8, 2009

    P.O., oh, that’s me. Peter Orvetti, yes. Well the actual number of states to be added would depend on a lot of factors. 76 stars on the flag has a nice sound bite. Or 100. We’d lose one though. Hawaii. I’d rather see a Pacific Islander federation. But we’d keep the military bases there. The main state formations were land purchases like the Gadsden Purchase. Contiguous states joining-Canadian or Mexican. Colony states. e.g. partitioning Puerto Rico into a soverign nation and a colony state. There are several possibilities around the world. & the idea is not Empire or Imperialism, but rather spreading wealth and technology in a win-win way. One very good example. A negotiated colony state in Afghanistan. Making the population & land 50/50 and economic parity. Afghans would be amazed to be brought into a peaceful 21st century in a few years! I think my 2008 campaign site is still up but it is in jeopardy due to nonpayment of hosting fee. Now, wouldn’t that be better than a war? So, serious answer; yes.

  8. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes August 8, 2009

    Greens & Libertarians aka The Losers, aren’t you tired of losing? Wouldn’t you be willing to try almost anything to win for a change? The Progressive Libertarian Alliance Strategy has not had a fair try. I’m going to try it. Here I have suggested Rev Billy or the Lib try it. So far the response has been pretty poor. I guess Once a Loser, Always a Loser. Are you Born Losers? Or like lab rats. Once they can’t get out of their cage, they give up. You can even unlock it. They won’t try. Tom K. says I’m Shithouse Rat Crazy. I must be to try to get a bunch of Born Losers to try their rat cage door.

  9. Robert Milnes Robert Milnes August 8, 2009

    One comment. I guess the libs here aren’t even interested enough to comment on a green article. kimberly, just out of curiousity, is there a lib on the ballot? If so, whichever one green or lib is on the ballot gets the vote coordination. If the Right Reverend is on the ballot first, tell him to declare support for the Progressive Libertarian Alliance Strategy. He might also ask the lib to withdraw in order to simplify things for the voters. Likewise if the lib is on the ballot first should declare support for the strategy & ask Billy to withdraw. This is The Big Apple now,ok, so can we win one for a chamge?

  10. Donald R. Lake Donald R. Lake August 7, 2009

    “When life hands you lemons ………..”

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