Sandy Rios: Calls For NYC To Move “Forward Together” After Terror Attack Are From The Communist Playbook

American Family Association radio shrieker Sandy Rios is very upset that the West Village Halloween Parade went on as planned yesterday, despite the terror attack that took place just hours earlier.

Jared Holt has the quote at Right Wing Watch:

“I saw men, people, marching in the parade with horror masks and blood dripping down and I thought, you know, something is not quite right here. This is all just wicked. It’s just wicked. Now we’re free to march in the streets with blood-dripping masks and carrying skulls, so that’s what the mayor and the governor encouraged people to continue to do. I just think they’re missing the point. As I heard the governor speak yesterday, Cuomo, he kept saying ‘forward together, forward together.’ Well that was, I believe, an Obama phrase and I think it’s a phrase that comes out of—again—the old communist playbook.”

In its 44 years, the parade has only been canceled once and that was in 2012 because Hurricane Sandy had flooded lower Manhattan and forced a week-long shutdown of public transit.

  • Todd Allis

    I am certain Rios is the one missing the point.

  • another_steve

    Excessive plastic surgery affects the brain and the compassion.

    • ben-andy

      Yes, along with fundamentalist religion. That will make ya loco.

      • another_steve

        Fundamentalist religion is the pus on top of the human dysfunction pimple. It’s the culmination of the most ignorant and evil inherent tendency in the human psyche.

        If you are a fundamentalist – if you believe your religion is correct and all the other religions are not – you are seriously in need of psychological help.

        • NZArtist

          Well, you know, that whole ‘imaginary friend’ thing is a good indicator of mental problems.

          • Paula Key

            Sorry, but you’re referring to me and a lot of other LGBTI persons who do believe in a God.

          • NZArtist

            Yup. Straight people dont have the monopoly on delusions of invisible friends.
            Amazingly, the imaginary friends of gay people tend to be gay-friendly. Imagine that… the imaginary friend reflecting the value-system of the person imagining it.
            Well, you know, except the self-loathing people. They have a whole bunch more mental issues to deal with.

    • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

      She was just upset because more weren’t wearing masks of her.

  • Tomcat

    Is it any worst than our thoughts and prayers are with the families?

    • Gustav2

      It is much better.

  • ben-andy

    Hurry-can Sandy Rios made a river of lower Manhattan and thought it would be good to slam people celebrating in a traditional manner after a trajedy?

    Odd how everything she says is so self serving. /s

    • Gustav2

      How not odd…

      • ben-andy

        I debated for a second and a half if I should add /s to that. I thought it was pretty obvious. I’ve edited it because I read it now as dripping with snark.

        And because I totally agree with Gustav2, as usual!

        • Gustav2

          Don’t always agree with me, that will get you into trouble.

  • Treant

    Fuck off, Sandy. It was Hallowe’en regardless of what you wanted it to be.

    I went as a really horny gay man, the sort who will steal your husband and show him what he’s been missing all these years.

    • JW Swift

      To hell with her husband, show me!

      • Treant

        Gladly, but you’ll have to take my husband, too.

        • JW Swift

          Umm, “take” how, exactly? And do you mean concurrently or consecutively?

          • Treant

            Whatever your little heart desires.

  • andrew

    It’s a fun Halloween parade asshole and neither terrorists nor pretend fundamentalist Christians, who think it’s the work of a mythological devil, should be allowed to rain on that parade.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    The thing that really scared her was the empty vial of Botox, and it wasn’t used on her!

  • Tomcat

    How about United we stand Divided we fall, any better?

  • Friday’s_cat

    How many gun shows or NRA conventions were cancelled in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting?
    Only difference I saw was the cowards at Turning Point laid off the Democrat Gun Grabber posts for a week.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Every time I see her, I think about that Twilight Zone episode with the mannequins that came to life.

  • Gustav2

    It is just wicked… fun!

  • penpal

    Conservatives hate it when people go on with their lives after a terrorist attack. It deprives them of their ability to capitalize on fear.

    • Tomcat

      WE must pray away our fears.

    • Gustav2

      The all should have huddled in fear at their local church instead of partying in satanic costumes!!!!!!!!!111!!!!!

    • Peter

      That’s why they hate Europe so much, they just move on with their lives. Except over here, we should all just buy a gun and hunker down in our bunkers stocked with Bakkker boys bucket-o-slop.

      • Mark

        I thought you said Bukakke Boys and I got all excited…..

        • Peter

          Just the opposite really, would be a terrific waste of bukkake on Bakkker.

          • doninkansas

            I am sure he got more than his share when in prison and loved every bit!

        • Bluto

          Joe should sell bukkake buckets in the store.

          • clay

            We wouldn’t have to go to Starbucks, anymore.

      • penpal

        Exactly. You’re 407,000 times more likely to die in a car accident. You’re 129,000 times more likely to be killed by gunfire. But Republicans can’t use gunfire and cars to start wars with other countries, or scare people into giving up their civil rights, or divide people into groups. Fear makes money, and it’s their greatest weapon.

    • Octoberfurst

      You nailed it! The right thing to do is not give in to fear and go on with our lives. But to those on the Right the proper response is mass hysteria with all Muslims being sent to mass detention centers, gun sales skyrocketing and everyone hunkered down in their homes with their survival rations and Fox News on 24/7 to keep them in fear. Fortunately most Americans aren’t gullible hate-filled morons.

      • JW Swift

        Are you sure about that? Did you forget our last Presidential election? It may not have been a majority, but it was close enough to start me wondering just how close we are to peak stupidity.

        • Octoberfurst

          I know, but when I consider that possible reality I feel total despair. I like to think it isn’t true.

          • JW Swift

            I’d like to think that it isn’t true, either. And indeed, I kept trying to believe that such people were far more the exception than the rule. However, the election to me indicates that almost half of our entire country ARE those people.

            It genuinely does shake my faith in our country and its future. And I don’t know what to do about that.

    • BlindBill

      Unless it is a white Christian American male that is the terrorist …. Then these same people talk about anything but ….. It is always “too soon to talk about it”. …. Or something

    • Chris Baker

      Obviously it was a tragedy, but NYC is a city of 8.5 million people. Is the city supposed to shut down? I honestly wonder — when these things happen —
      what the victims of these events would want. Maybe it’s my midwestern values upbringing, but if I were killed, I would want people to go on with their plans. To celebrate their life and remember that we only have a limited time. My life is over, there’s nothing anyone can do to bring me back.

    • ultragreen

      Acts of terrorism in the US are like droplets of water in a bucket of violence. Neither the terrorists themselves nor the fearmongers who try to scare people into acts of violence themselves realize how insignificant they are.

    • Kruhn

      Amen brother. Hey Sandy, that’s called a New York style middle finger! No self – respecting New Yorker is going to let some of your theocratic whackjob fellow traveler ruin their fun.

      Like we ruggers, New Yorkers dust up and jump back into the ruck! God bless their rude souls!

      Instead of shrieking like a homophobic and racist banshee, learn from them and live life at its fullest, you dope!

  • Lazycrockett

    Well then what bout those Haunted Church BS where you show abortions?

    • Treant

      Bad abortions, the kind women used to have to suffer before abortion was legal.

      Nowadays it’s, “Little pinch…OK, great, just relax for a few minutes…. You’re done and should have no complications, but call our 24 hour nurse line immediately if you have any questions or even suspect a problem. We’re here for you.”

  • HZ81
    • Friday’s_cat

      What kind of personal pleasure device is that behind and to the right?

      • Mark


      • Natty Enquirer

        His and Hers.

      • HZ81

        Jesus is her only personal pleasure device.

        Let Jesus fuck you!

    • NZArtist

      Holy shit why cant you religious freekos just age gracefully. The cosmetic surgery just drops you right down into uncanny valley where you dont look quite human.

    • William

      Don’t bother, they’re here.

      • HZ81

        And how.

    • Bryan

      Clearly, her eyebrows have opposing viewpoints.

      • HZ81


    • another_steve

      Judy Collins is 78 and still on the concert circuit. I saw girl – here in the Baltimore area – twice in recent years.

      Her impeccable, gorgeous version of the song:

    • clay

      Oh, god! Joe was saving us by putting her up in 3/4 profile!

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Anything that makes this vicious scumbag unhappy is alright with me.

  • FAEN

    Hate monger says what now?

  • Secure

    So if the attack had happened a few days prior, she would have expected Trump to cancel the trick or treat at the White House?

  • William

    Stretch that face any tighter and you might be mistaken for a bongo drum.

  • Daveed_WOW


  • Natty Enquirer

    Shouldn’t you be getting back to the studio, Sandy?

  • Dagoril

    How dare people carry skulls! They should be carrying firewood to burn the Catholics!

  • Karl Dubhe

    Does that sound thingy say ‘WINO’??

    Or is it the name of a radio station, or something boring like that. 🙂

    • Gustav2

      WING. but wino would be appropriate.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Wasn’t that part of a George Carlin skit?

  • hdtex
    • Gustav2

      And the rest of us will carry on.

  • Gigi

    So it’s A-OK to parade through the streets carrying guns, clubs, shields and Nazi flags chanting “JEWS WILL NOT REPLACE US” & “BLOOD AND SOIL” but a Halloween parade is unacceptable? M’kay.

    • jonfromcalifornia

      That EXACTLY how these Evangelicals think!

  • Outlaw Woman

    The christian right loves Islamic terrorism as much as the terrorists.

    It plays into their fantasy that terrorism will trigger some sort of christian revival, making Sandy Rios and her ilk some sort of American ayatollahs or something.

    • clay

      As long as it’s Islamic terrorism, they don’t have to take a look at their own White and Christainist terrorism.

  • Adam Stevens

    She prefers it when the dripping blood is for real, folks.

    Believe that.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      The dripping blood is to be saved (and savored) for the Easter celebration when Christ drags his sorry cross through town.

      • clay

        Yes, they do confuse Good Friday and Easter. Just like they can’t let go of the Crucifixion even on Christmas.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I suppose any method of coming to terms with our mortality other than funneling huge $$ to grifting religions is unacceptable to you and your accountants. Yeah, skeleton costumes and zombie make-up, like, totally threaten your bottom line.

  • Gigi
    • Helen Damnation™

      He must be bi, at least. He MUST be bi, in my dreams. I bet he’s fun in bed.

    • gaycuckhubby

      And his son wore an adorable pink princess dress 🙂

      • clay

        If I had the time, I would have gone as Eleven going as ET in the pink dress, blond wig, and straw hat.

    • Gustav2

      Needs to be in old school spandex.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Trump could be the orange penguin.

    • edrex

      yes. yes, indeed.

  • canoebum

    Oh Sandy, no mask is more horrible than the one you’re wearing. Certainly none were seen last night that cost as much as yours.

  • yes b’y
  • bkmn

    End the blanket tax exemption for religious orgs and we would never hear from her again.

  • Lazycrockett
  • ErikDC

    “…and I thought, you know, something is not quite right here.”

    What a coincidence! I think that about Sandy Rios all the time.

  • bkmn
  • JWC

    Why do these hairbrained knuckle draggers deserve air time for their hateful and ludicrous ramblings

    • bkmn

      Why do religious orgs get broadcast bandwidth at a fraction of what a corporation would pay for it?

      • JWC

        Can the LGBTQ have equal time

        • clay

          We (some of us) provide (a) public service.

  • Ann Kah

    My goodness – that was the scare word of my long-ago youth: “Commies!” Who knew that slogans of solidarity would be that scary.

    • Gustav2

      Don’t let them add fluoride to your water!

  • Gianni

    Miss Twat needs to really get a life.

  • Tomcat

    Who’s afraid of the boogie man? Republicans are that’s who.

  • Tomcat

    Coming from a GOP person that seems to love Russia that takes balls.

    • carrot festival

      Why do you think her cheeks are so puffy?

  • Nic Peterson

    Communism, like the kind practiced in the former USSR? You know, Russia? That communist playbook?

  • Dale Snyder

    Damn! One more facelift and she’s going to have a beard!

    • Cuberly Deux

      Her toes have eye lashes.

      • Dale Snyder


    • Mikey

      and a tracheotomy.

      • Dale Snyder

        AAAAAAAAAAAAH! I really HAVE to get to know you. I have never laughed so hard in cyberspace in my entire life!!!!!

        Please come and sit on my lap!!!!

  • boatboy_srq

    Because Leaving People Behind is so very Xtianist.


    • clay

      They had a whole series on that, no? “Left Behind”?

  • Henry Auvil
  • Just Noh

    i think it’s amazing a cast member from avenue q has a radio show

  • edrex

    well, if not “forward together” you could try “backwards in isolation.”

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Anagrams: Sandy Rios ~ Is So Randy ~ Rod In Y’ Ass ~ No Dry Ass I

  • Cuberly Deux

    It was in early Sept, I think, she went on a racist rant against the protesting NFL players. She blamed them for divisiveness, that nobody watching the game wants to see politics dragged into what should be a recreational escape. She then went on the tirade about how the (cough) “players” (of a certain color) should feel a sense of humility that this country enabled their great success. She called them selfish.

    So, today we’re supposed to cower in our closets terrified of the evil brown communists, last month we were to experience discomfort because the browns wouldn’t do their jobs and made us feel icky.

    I think Rios may be a hair-on-fire racist.

    Is there a talibanjelical that isn’t a racist?

  • JT

    She should move forward to trying to crack a smile after all that face work. Crack, crack, crackle.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Woman with a greasy heart, automatic man
      Don’t ever change people
      Your face will hit the fan
      Don’t ever change people even if you can
      Don’t change before the empire falls
      You laugh so hard you crack the walls

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    Show us the book! Then explain how you came to possess it.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    She said it with a smile on her face.

    • Barry William Teske


  • FelineMama

    Mother Joker sez: “Forward together”. “.an Obama phrase out of the Communist playbook”. Wow. You said it all in that statement there. Bitch.

  • orion dumptee

    whats with those( slots) on either side of her mouth ? is that where you load CDs?

  • Chris Baker

    “I don’t know who said fried foods are bad for you, but I’m sure it’s a line from the communist playbook”

  • 2patricius2

    The Communist playbook? Has she been reading internal Drumpf White House playbook documents again?

  • fuzzybits

    But she walks around with that face 24/7.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    This is New York City and it’s obvious you do’t get it or the people who live here. Which is a shame in one way, but awesome in another. Bigots like you aren’t welcome and never will be. Go back to fly over country and work your evil there. We don’t need it or want it in NYC.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Hi. MWS!!

  • ultragreen

    People have to learn to get along with each other if the world is going to progress. The merchants of hate always feel threatened when people learn to do this because it could put them out of business.

  • -M-

    She really knows how to miss the point.

    • clay

      Point #1: Halloween is Satanic “wicked”
      Point #2: NYC is evil.
      Point #3: Progressive ideals are un-American.
      Point #4: Diverse communities are not the point of democracy; Conformity is!
      Point #5: If only they could have stayed in the McCarthyite ’50s, their lives would be prefect!

      Undisclosed Point #6: Radicalization of emotionally disturbed young men isn’t the issue; Islamic immigrants are the issue. Metropolitan lives are the issue.

  • marshlc

    It takes a special kind of mind to interpret “forward together” as something sinister.

    • clay

      the mind of a conservative who claims to stand up for rugged individualism (while cowering to theocratic conformity).

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Cupid stunt needs to simply go away, preferably to the upside down before eleven closes the gate.

    • The Professor

      ^^ FOR THE WIN!

  • Kevin Andrews
  • netxtown

    uh-oh. Sandy didn’t get an invite. But then, I don’t believe the parade organizers wanted a 500lb air compressor loudly cranking just to keep that face inflated…

  • Paula Key

    Playing video games does not make people killers – walking with Halloween costumes does not make people – terrorists. Don’t mention Communism – sweetheart – we’re dealing with Russia of whom, many have never left it.

    • FAEN

      Kids all over the world play violent video games yet we in the US have exponentially more gun deaths.

      I wonder why 🤔

      • Paula Key

        While kids all over the world may play various degrees of violent video games, in the USA, a kid knows that there is a gun – maybe an army-type AK-15 owned by dad and maybe a revolver that mom carries in the car. Gun possession becomes a reality and often is praised by parents.

  • Bryan

    So Forward Together is communist, but Vegas Strong is just….fine with you? I didn’t hear you complaining about the messages of unity when it was Vegas but it’s NYC and 8 instead of 50+ so now suddenly you think you can say this kind of crap Sandy? Get the grit out from your baby cannon, I know it’s been dried up and nobody’s touched it in ever but you’ve got bad sand in there and it’s makin’ you a bit bitchy and hypocritical. Do somethin, you aren’t fresh down there.

  • Statistics Palin

    Wicked costume, Sandy! You look like the South facing end of a North bound witch!

  • popebuck1

    Whatever happened to “we have to carry on with our lives or the terrorists win”?

    • clay

      That was from a member of the elite.


  • romanhans

    “We must all move forward together.” — Ronald Reagan, Remarks at the Missouri State Fair, August 19, 1984. (Google is a great thing.)

  • pgarayt

    What we really want to know is, are face lifts a sin?