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  • San Fran - Chaos Breaks Out After ‘Hamilton’ Audience Mistakes Medical Emergency for Shooting

    02/16/2019 1:39:30 PM PST · by guthunde47 · 19 replies
    February 16, 2019: "Three people were injured Friday night when panicked audience members “self-evacuated” during a performance of the musical “Hamilton” in San Francisco, police said. A woman in the audience had a medical emergency during the scene in which the title character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, is shot on stage, said Joseph Tomlinson, public information officer for the San Francisco police. Audience members mistakenly thought there was a real-life shooting and rushed the exits, he said. CNN affiliate KPIX reported the someone in the audience shouted, “Gun!”...."
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton Part II

    02/11/2019 1:17:44 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 11th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    On Saturday July 7th 1787, Gouverneur Morris of Pennsylvania asked the Federal Convention, “What if all the Charters & Constitutions of the States were thrown into the fire, and all their demagogues into the ocean. What would it be to the happiness of America?” Such was the widespread contempt of the conduct of the states after only six years of the Articles of Confederation (Articles). Morris encountered no push-back, no scorn in return from his fellow delegates. This squib is in response to some of the Hamilton-Haters I’ve come across over the years, those who variously accuse Hamilton of advocating...
  • In Praise of Alexander Hamilton

    02/04/2019 12:53:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 28 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | February 4th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    During his short exile from Revolutionary France, the famously corrupt former French Foreign Minister, Talleyrand, glimpsed the ex-US Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton, working by candlelight late at night. Talleyrand couldn’t comprehend why a former cabinet secretary, a finance secretary no less, had to work at all after almost six years in government. Despite his remarkable achievements, I’ve found that many Article V COS opponents unjustly vilify the man who, while impoverishing himself and family through government service, enriched his nation. The often unhinged hostility of these people and others are only surpassed by contemporary Trump Derangement Syndrome. Alexander Hamilton was...
  • Historians irked by musical 'Hamilton' escalate their duel

    02/04/2019 6:07:52 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 4, 2019 | Mark Kennedy
    Ever since the historical musical "Hamilton" began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeably withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they're escalating their fight.
  • Dems fly to Puerto Rico on chartered jet, meet with lobbyists, see 'Hamilton' (T)

    01/13/2019 9:00:06 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/2019 | Louis Casiano |
    Despite a partial government shutdown with no end in sight, about 30 Democratic members of Congress traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend -- with their families and lobbyists -- for a winter retreat where they also planned to see a special performance of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton.” Those attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC gathering in San Juan also planned to meet Saturday with Puerto Rican officials to discuss ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Maria, according to a report. “This year’s winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members...
  • Dozens of Democrats Flock to Puerto Rico for ‘Hamilton’ Broadway Show Amid Shutdown

    01/12/2019 12:25:19 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/12/2019 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of Congressional Democrats flocked to Puerto Rico on Friday to watch the opening weekend of Hamilton amid the ongoing government shutdown, in a trip that organizers hope will allow them to lobby for additional federal funding to the impoverished island.
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him 'Hamilton' tickets

    10/25/2018 6:33:31 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his Republican opponent, former Rep. Ron DeSantis, according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were originally reported by the Tampa Bay Times, and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents, according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets came...
  • Records contradict Gillum, show undercover FBI agents gave him Hamilton tickets

    10/23/2018 12:23:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Records show that undercover FBI agents gave Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (Fla.) a ticket to "Hamilton" in 2016, contrary to his campaign's previous explanation. Former lobbyist Adam Corey's lawyer, Chris Kise, released the records Tuesday, only two weeks before the gubernatorial election in which Gillum narrowly leads his opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), according to RealClearPolitics. The documents were original reported by the Tampa Bay Times and Kise forwarded them to The Hill. Text messages between Gillum and former lobbyist Adam Corey, who set up meetings with the agents according to the Times, show Gillum knew the tickets...
  • At the Puerto Rico theater that ‘Hamilton’ left behind, disappointment stands center stage

    01/15/2019 2:27:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/14/19 | Jessica Gelt
    **SNIP** After more than a year of planning by university administration, students and show producers, “Hamilton” announced on Dec. 21 — less than a month before opening night — that it was relocating the production to Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, the cultural center about five miles away, to avoid the threat of union unrest and campus protests over rising fees. On Dec. 27, crews came to remove the sets that had been in place for much of the month. Three days later, all that remained were the light post banners proudly trumpeting a show that no longer...
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda pushes back on criticism over congressional delegation's Puerto Rico trip

    01/14/2019 6:16:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- "Hamilton" star and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda on Monday praised a delegation of congressional Democrats for traveling to Puerto Rico, despite criticism over their trip's timing during a partial government shutdown. "I'm very proud to work with the Latino Victory Fund because you're here to work, despite what anyone might claim," said Miranda during a speech at the progressive organization's summit. "I know you all saw the blue tarps when your plane landed in Puerto Rico," Miranda told the members of Congress in the audience, referring to temporary roof coverings provided by the Federal Emergency Management...
  • Thirty Democrat Lawmakers Vacation In PR While Federal Employees Remain Unpaid

    01/13/2019 2:02:19 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 36 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding. The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown. The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck. Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world. The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh...
  • What Puerto Ricans are saying about "HAMILTON" in Puerto Rico (sample)

    01/13/2019 9:01:36 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 23 replies
    El Nuevo Dia Facebook page ^ | 1/11/19 | Newspaper source
    As you know, Nancy Pelosi and about 40 House Democrats and/or Lobbyists are in Puerto Rico enjoying the lovely weather and Hamilton, which the average Puerto Rican cannot afford to attend. Below (in the comments section), I’ve translated some of the comments from the Puerto Rican people made in El Nuevo Día Facebook page. The large majority upset that such spectacle is being presented on the island. COMMENTS: LUTY: “Who is Hamilton? I know the story of Christopher Columbus! Long Live Spain!” NELSON: “Does anyone know if crime has lowered because this play is being shown in Puerto Rico?” DIOSELINA:...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Prophetic Words in 1795

    11/12/2018 6:22:16 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 19 replies
    Biography of Alexander Hamilton by Ron Cernow | 11-12-2018 | Captain Peter Blood
    Of late I have been reading Ron Cernow's excellent biography of Alexander Hamilton. I have just finished the period in Hamilton's life of his service as the first Secretary of the Treasury and he leaving to go back to private life. He is visiting his friend George Washington Parke Curtis, President Washington's grandson, when he sees a small copy of the U.S. Constitution. He then says this about the Constitution: "So long as we are a young and virtuous people, this instrument will bind us together in mutual interests, mutual welfare, and mutual happiness. But when we become old and...
  • Went to the show "Hamilton" tonight and walked out. (Vanity)

    11/06/2018 8:38:08 PM PST · by tired&retired · 52 replies
    The Broadway show Hamilton is horrible Rap Music. If you are like me and can't stand angry Rap music, don't go.
  • Vanity: Why do people love the P.C. musical 'Hamilton'?

    10/26/2018 1:28:23 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 83 replies
    N/A ^ | 10/26/18 | BillyBoy
    I just had an argument with a Facebook friend who called me "closed minded" when I said I had zero interest in seeing the Broadway musical 'Hamilton'. She says she won't talk to me until I check out the show for myself instead of "pre-judging it" I told her that I know it getting universal acclaim, but after reading about concept, it sound really stupid...it appears the premise is "Let's intentionally cast ethnic minorities and women to play white men from the colonial era so 'modern audiences' can 'relate' to the story. I hate when they do that in movies...
  • Poll: DeSantis Takes Lead Over Gillum in Florida Gubernatorial Race

    10/25/2018 4:48:06 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 25 Oct 2018
    Barely two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum was leading in most polls for governor of Florida, a Strategic Research Associates poll conducted for Gray Television and released Wednesday showed Republican and former Rep. Ron DeSantis pulling into the lead, 48 to 45 percent. The margin of error was +/-3.46 percent. The poll is the first since the primaries last month to put the conservative DeSantis ahead of Bernie Sanders supporter Gillum. Virtually every expert who spoke to Newsmax agreed that Gillun was damaged by recent revelations Gillun had misstated that he reimbursed a lobbyist for a ticket to the Broadway...
  • Records show FBI agents gave Andrew Gillum tickets to ‘Hamilton’ in 2016

    10/23/2018 2:42:07 PM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/23/2018 | Lawrence Mower
    Undercover FBI agents paid for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's hotel room and his ticket to the Broadway musical Hamilton during a 2016 trip to New York City, according to a bombshell trove of records that raise new questions just two weeks before next month's election. The records include photos, a video and dozens of text messages between Gillum, former lobbyist Adam Corey and an undercover FBI agent, and they appear to refute what the mayor has said that trip and others. His campaign has maintained – and continued to maintain Tuesday – that Gillum believed the ticket came from his...
  • Prince Harry sings King George's line at Hamilton charity show

    08/30/2018 12:08:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 29, 2018 | Mark Savage
    The Duke of Sussex briefly burst into song at a charity performance of the hit musical Hamilton on Wednesday. Taking to the stage to thank the cast and crew, he sang a line from You'll Be Back - assuming the role of King George III, his sixth great-grandfather. But he cut the song after singing "You say..." Hamilton tells the story of US founding father Alexander Hamilton, and features King George III in a scene-stealing comic role - peacocking around the stage as he expresses disbelief and frustration at America's battle for independence. Lin Manuel Miranda told the audience how...
  • Comey attends ‘Hamilton’ performance, poses for photo with cast

    08/01/2018 7:41:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/01/18 | Aris Folley
    ormer FBI Director James Comey attended a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” on Tuesday and had his photo taken with the cast. “Many thanks to the DC cast of “Hamilton” for their public service,” Comey said on Twitter after seeing the musical in Washington, D.C. “Great show. Great message,” the ex-FBI chief added, sharing a photo of him with the cast. Comey has been in the public eye recently with his nationwide book tour promoting his memoir, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.” He may also find himself back on the hot seat on Capitol Hill pretty soon....
  • Johnny Manziel traded from CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats to Montreal Alouettes

    07/22/2018 6:30:28 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 30 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 7-22-2018 | Chelsea Howard
    Johnny Manziel's time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was short lived. The quarterback has been traded from the Tiger-Cats to the Montreal Alouettes, the teams announced Sunday. In addition to acquiring Manziel, the Alouettes also received offensive linemen Tony Washington and Landon Rice. In return, the Tiger-Cats got the Alouettes‘ first draft picks in 2020 and 2021, defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman and receiver Chris Williams. The move allows Manziel to reunite with Alouettes‘ head coach Mike Sherman, who recruited him to Texas A&M in 2012. Manziel, who signed with the Tiger-Cats in May, has not taken a regular season snap for...