Cancel Culture

Portland Prosecutor’s clown show

Who knew? Days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (Democrat) admitted peaceful protestors who tried to burn buildings with people inside were “committing murder“, his District Attorney Mike Schmidt said that most rioters wouldn’t be prosecuted.

Fear not, there is good reason for that. The newly elected DA is an avowed SJW who has been endorsed by Black Lives Matter co-founder Shaun “Talcom X” King’s political action committee, Real Justice PAC. Its goals include the ending of cash bail, the opening of prisons, and the defunding of police. What could possibly go wrong?

The list of crimes which wouldn’t cause charges to be laid includes:

• interfering with a police officer

• disorderly conduct

• criminal trespass

• harassment

• escape in the 3rd degree

• riot (sometimes in some circumstances)

All forgiven and forgotten.

Never mind that 500 arrested. Why so lenient? It was the “police” that caused rioters to react because they used tear gas or other crowd-control measures causing rioters to “instinctively lash out.

We wonder how the conversations between insurance companies and local businesses will go down when criminals will be slapped on the wrist with a feather duster.

What a joke! Add this to the other activists pretending to be impartial. We wrote about that here.

#WalkAway hits 374,000 members

The #WalkAway campaign has hit 374,000 members as of August 13th. On July 14th we recorded 316,000. It is growing at around 60,000 per month.

Processing has been the problem according to the administration team. The stories told by those who have quit the Democrats all read the same tune.

Presented below without comment:

“…they also don’t want to hear my husband is conservative and a family man! They call him a coon and sell-out… My husband is Nigerian… his parents came to America for freedom of religion and freedom to work hard to make a living! They have achieved more than they ever thought possible and instilled it in my husband… they are diehard Trump fans because they know what it is to live in a country without opportunity, without freedom, with a corrupt government and police force. I wish more Americans would travel to see what an amazing place we do live in…”

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“Thank you for the add! For 28 years I was raised to believe I would always be behind in the race because I am African American. Never did this sit well with me because deep down I knew it’s character and spirit that make you who you are. I’m thankful to Candace Owens and Larry Elder for opening my and others eyes/minds so we are no longer ignorant to the manipulation! God BLESS this beautiful USA ❤️🇺🇸. I wholeheartedly support Donald J. Trump 2020!”

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“I am a Ghanaian born and raised in NC and now living in NY and I must say firstly, IM NOT OPPRESSED. Unfortunately a lot of my Black Democratic friends want to force me to feel oppressed and I dont understand the point. Maybe it’s because we have mostly lived in Democratic ran cities. Nonetheless, I too always voted Democratic because like most other Blacks living in the South, we just thought that the Democrats had the answers. Honestly, I grew up in a single parent home in the “hood” with 3 younger siblings so my mother depended on the system. In retrospect the Democrats help people like my mother stay on the “system”. I can honestly say Blacks have deeper issues than “systemic racism” that need to be addressed before anything. I voted for Barack twice and regretted it after he made some very specific legislations that hurt the Black community and my industry of business particularly. So when Trump joined the race for president, I figured a business man should be able to get Americans winning again. I gained a lot of hate from 95% of my people. So honestly I see why the Democrats don’t work hard for black votes. But thank God Trump did what he did for Black people without the majority putting him there. I’m living proof of the American dream and how with FAITH and Trust in God you can move mountains and overcome any and every challenge… and no one better touch my hat or I will utilize my 2nd amendment.🤗🤗🙏🏾🙏🏾 Live FREE or die trying”

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W woman

A atheist

L lesbian

K kind

A American

W weary

A awakened

Y yokel

I am here because I chose to #WalkAway recently (within the last six months).

I was always too to vote the issues. After reading that school newspaper I definitely identified more with the Democrats. My first time voting was Bush v. Kerry…I voted for Kerry. And I’ve voted Democrat every election since. I’m a woman. I’m a lesbian. I’m lower middle class. I’m pro choice. I’m pro helping others. It just made sense.

Fast forward to 2016. I voted for Hillary because I was terrified what Trump meant for America. I was scared my marriage would be dissolved (gay marriage was legalized in 2015, a huge reason I voted Democrat). I was scared gays would go back to being vilified. I was scared I was going to lose my rights. I was just scared. Three and a half years went by and my world didn’t collapse. I can’t say I like Trump, but he didn’t do anything to hurt my way of life.”

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“This year I officially walked away from the Democratic Party. Being gay and Mexican I was taught that our president hated me. After I did some research past memes and CNN I realized that’s not true. I voted for Hillary and I regret it every day.”

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“Hello all. Growing up I was told to always vote democrat because they care about black peoples rights. When I was old enough to vote. I didn’t bother voting because I felt the elections were rigged. In a way I realized I was right, because democrats have been rigging these past couple elections. Based on how their behaviors regarding this election campaign its obvious now. The first president I voted for was Barack Obama just because he was supposedly black. I didn’t pay attention to his policies. I just assumed he would take care of the issues black people faced for decades. Once I realized he didn’t do anything to help me or black people, but instead forced everyone to pay for Obama care. I knew I could not give him my vote any longer.

I voted against him on his second term. During that time I realized the republican party lined up more with my views biblically speaking. I’m pro life, pro gun, and like less government and less tax.

Today all I see is nothing but hypocrisy with the democratic party. I made it a point to personally listen to president Trumps speeches and realized how much the mainstream media misrepresented what he states. I also like that Trump doesn’t hide who he is and doesn’t cave into the mobb. Just like in American Idol everyone like Simon Cowell for being brutality honest.. Honesty and God is what America needs. I see a mass awakening coming soon. #WalkAway

UK Home Office slaps Ben & Jerry’s UK on illegal immigration

Just when the Aussie Ben & Jerry’s were busy getting the government to ditch fossil fuels, the wokesters at Ben & Jerry’s UK thought they would enter the illegal immigration debate by trolling the Home Secretary Priti Patel. The ice cream maker said,

People wouldn’t make dangerous journeys if they had any other choice.”

“People cannot be illegal.”

The Home Office simply replied,

Priti is working day and night to bring an end to these small boat crossings, which are facilitated by international criminal gangs and are rightly of serious concern to the British people…If that means upsetting the social media team for a brand of overpriced junk food, then so be it.

Foreign Office minister James Cleverly tweeted: “Can I have a large scoop of statistically inaccurate virtue signalling with my grossly overpriced ice cream, please?”

Great to see governments push back against activists disguised as ice cream makers.

Biden VP pick Kamala Harris in her own words

This video speaks volumes about the diametrically opposed policies of VP Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris, whom he has picked as his running mate.

In the primaries she vehemently opposed Joe Biden on busing and she was also big on pushing ‘believe all women’ with respect to Biden’s accusers surrounding sexual assault.

Tulsi Gabbard ripped Harris to shreds over her justice record, saying she even blocked evidence for people on death row that would have exonerated them.

Ever the attention seeker, last year she admitted to smoking weed (which she denied in 1993) and said she was a big fan of hip hop music stars Tupac & Snoop Dogg while she was in college. She graduated in 1986. These artists came to fame in the 1990s.

Harris came out in support of actor Jussie Smollett who staged a hate crime hoax without seeing any evidence. She tweeted,

“@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.

This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate

When the truth was revealed she responded, “I think that the facts are still unfolding, and, um, I’m very, um, concerned about obviously, the initial, um, allegation that he made about what might have happened” going on to say she wouldn’t make any further comments until the outcome of the investigation.

Her policy positions are only slightly to the right of Bernie Sanders. Her plan to be the Democratic nominee in the debates sunk because she was cornered to back policies owned by Sanders and Elizabeth Warren which she wasn’t prepared to defend and regularly flipped.

During the first Democratic debate, she raised her hand in support of eliminating private insurance, only to back off from the position again the very next morning.

Harris was also subject of an open letter written by her ex boyfriend former mayor of San Francisco Willie Brown who claimed to have appointed her to two well paid state commissions while dating when he was speaker of the California Assembly.

Harris also supported a bill that allowed men who identified as women to compete in women’s sports.

She was also humiliated when probing Bret Kavanaugh during the SCOTUS confirmation hearings by having no evidence to back her claims in relation to the Mueller investigation.

She is an each way bet. The jokes about her will write themselves. Identity politics at its finest. Diversity of skin tone vs diversity of thought.

Now that 59% of Americans polled think Biden will step down during his first term, will they want Harris to take his place? A candidate who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

Chicago & Portland Mayors finally agree Trump was right all along

Chicago’s Magnificent Mile was ransacked by looters. City officials ended up raising bridges across the river to prevent further rioters entering the CBD, albeit too late. Similar actions occurred during BLM protests several months ago.

Luxury goods stores were the main target. Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people.

Most interesting were the comments made by Superintendent of Police David O’Neil Brown, who said that the CPD is being forced to release criminals who only become emboldened to double down and commit further crimes without consequence.

Brown said, “This was not an organized protest. Rather this was an incident of pure criminality…As of now, Chicago police have made more than 100 arrests for looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police, among other charges. A total of 13 officers have been injured throughout the night, including a sergeant who was struck with a bottle. Another officer had his nose broken as he fought with a group of looters…Criminals took to the streets with confidence that there’ll be no consequences for their actions. Let me say that again, criminals took to the street with the confidence that there would be no consequences for their actions and I, for one, refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot moved away from her traditional “everything is under control” narrative to confess, “These individuals engaged with it can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. To be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate protected first amendment expression.

What a surprise? When she gave carte blanche to criminals and rioters under the guise of peaceful protestors, what did she expect? Now she is seeking to do the exact thing Trump was demanding of her. Get tough.

How the tide is turning. Only days ago, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) finally admonished the mob he had openly protested with by stating,  “When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder.” He also added “Don’t think for a moment that you are, if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are…You are creating the b-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during this campaign. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.

Who knew that one way to get peace in a city is to tell rioters their actions are helping the very man they want to be removed from office?

BLM activist wins Missouri Dem primary

Missouri Democrat Cori Bush defeated a 10-term incumbent in Tuesday's primary election. (Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via Getty Images)

In Missouri’s heavily Democrat-leaning 1st congressional district, which includes St. Louis, BLM activist Cori Bush has defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay after she lost to him by 20 points in the 2018 primary. On Aug 4th, Bush received 49% of the vote to Clay’s 46%.

Bush has been endorsed by Bernie Sanders who said, “She is a true progressive who stands with working people and will take on the corporate elite of this country when she gets to Congress.”

Senator Sanders, we do think it slightly amusing that Bush posed for a photograph outside a Mercedes-Benz sponsored event.

Palestinian American activist Linda Sarsour also retweeted a post quoting Cori Bush’s statement confirming she “has always been sympathetic to the BDS movement” –  the boycott, divestment and sanction campaign against Israel.

In a recent video message to Muslims, Bush pledged to oppose President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” and “an end to U.S. imperialism, endless wars and policies of destabilization in the Middle East and in Muslim-majority countries.”

She added that “not only are we standing up for black lives, but for oppressed people everywhere, be they Palestinian, Afghani, Somali, Pakistani, Yemeni, Syrian, or Jewish, both here at home and abroad…Our people have a shared experience of dehumanization, a shared experience of aggressive policing, state violence, hyper-surveillance, racism and xenophobia…this has to change.”

Strange Bush included Jewish people when she openly supports a group that is anti-Israel.

More evidence of the hard left taking over the Democrats? Not so fast…

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is up against Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones who she narrowly defeated in 2018 for the Michigan 13th congressional district.

As we mentioned recently, Squad member Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was not endorsed by the state’s largest newspaper the Star Tribune, criticizing her unethical behaviour.

Also, Obama did not include Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in his endorsements for NY Democrats.

The last member of the Squad, Ayanna Pressley is up for her primary on September 1st. She unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano in 2018. Pressley is infamous for making the following remarks – which Joe Biden would undoubtedly approve given his recent gaffe:

“We don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice.”

Bike shop co-owned by Lance Armstrong lectures Austin PD on ethics

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How amusing that a bicycle store co-owned by former Tour de France (TdF) cyclist Lance Armstrong decided to lecture the Austin Police Department on ethics. Mellow Johnny’s in Austin is ending a five-year contract worth up to $350,000 with the Austin PD to purchase, resell and service bikes for a downtown patrol unit used to manage large crowds and events. As a business, it is free to choose who it wishes to contract with.

The bike shop issued the following woke statement,

Businesses can no longer be non-participants in the communities they serve…We chose what we think will do the most to suture these divides and place our community on the right side of history.

Perhaps these SJW employees might reflect on their moral preening when considering the fact their boss admitted to deliberately using illegal performance-enhancing drugs to cheat his way to millions in endorsements and help win all 7 TdF titles. Why didn’t they refuse to work for a company knowingly co-owned by someone with such reprehensible morals and ethics?

Unfortunately, the downside forced this message from an unrelated bike shop with the same name.

“While Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth shares the name with Mellow Johnny’s Austin, the two stores operate under separate management and ownership.

Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth is not connected in any way to the decisions made by the Austin location’s management.

Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth supports our community as well as responsible and ethical law enforcement.

#rideyourbike

Perhaps Mellow Johnny’s Fort Worth should offer to fill the void left by Austin?

State of recurring Disasters

Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has made a very strong case for rejecting identity politics in all of its forms.

It has now come to light that he and his team prioritized social inclusion over ability when selecting the private security firms to manage hotel quarantine during coronavirus. This is widely regarded as the source of the second outbreak. Guards with no training who ended up in some cases fornicating with guests under their watch. You can’t make this stuff up.

This is the same individual who refused to censure his Deputy Chief Health Officer Annaliese van Diemen for tweeting,

Sudden arrival of an invader from another land, decimating populations, creating terror…Forces the population to make enormous sacrifices & completely change how they live in order to survive. COVID19 or Cook 1770?

How is it possible that social justice took a front seat to a pandemic? Surely ALL Victorians would gladly trade identity politics for sound health policy prescriptions which didn’t lock them up for another 6 weeks.

Andrews was only too happy to have his police force fine people playing golf or fishing but didn’t prosecute a single person for attending a BLM rally which by itself must have also led to a spike in cases.

Here are some more pearls of wisdom we’ve noted over the years.

Years ago, the Victorian premier championed that he had 200,000 likes on FB, twice as many as Mike Baird in New South Wales. He also made the completely worthless boast that “Mike Baird gets no ‘Likes’ after 10pm“. Is that a true test of leadership? That only 3% of Victorians like him?

We recall Andrews pushing the Victorian Police to host segregated seminars for potential new recruits in order to accommodate their religious beliefs.

In October last year he said misogynist slogans on vehicles would lead to an automatic cancelation of registration. Presumably misandrist slogans were ok.

We noted the shocking state of affairs with the unionization of the Victorian CFA and its dreadful administration. Huge uptick in salaries, staffing and administration costs with a decline in equipment procurement.

Or the rorts for votes scandal.

Or joining China’s BRI without consulting the federal government on national security grounds.

We could go on.

The ability to steer through a crisis is the true test of any leader. All of Andrews’ flawed thinking might be nice to haves in the moral preening stakes. Sadly coronavirus has exposed them as utterly meaningless and outright dangerous. Putting forward ridiculous parameters for hiring put Victorian lives in more danger.

How he hasn’t resigned is beyond us. Despite being the most disastrous premier in Australian history, Andrews continues to get comforting support from mainstream and social media. Maybe he believes their propaganda that he is doing a decent job. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Americans renouncing citizenship?

An interesting graphic showing those Americans who renounced their citizenship by year. Note the surge under Obama and the tail off when Trump took office.

Apparently the numbers are surging again ahead of the US election. 5,816 Americans have renounced their citizenship in 1H20 according to Bambridge Accountants, a 1,210% increase over the prior six months ending in December 2019. In all of calendar year 2019, 2,072 Americans handed in their citizenship. 

Well, well, well…

Largest Newspaper in Minnesota Endorses Ilhan Omar’s Primary Challenger

You have to hand it to the radical left of the Democrat Party. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said that America’s economic and political systems must be “dismantled.”

What a way to show Americans a sense of deep gratitude for not only rescuing the Somali born asylum seeker from a refugee camp in Kenya but having a system that allowed her to be elected to the highest level of government in that same country.

Not so fast. Even in the woke state of Minnesota, the Star-Tribune – the state’s largest paper – has endorsed Antone Melton-Meaux, a primary challenger to Omar. The paper’s editorial noted,

“Melton-Meaux brings a different sensibility to this race, one grounded in helping resolve disputes to move forward — a skill this country is much in need of. Whether it’s health care, criminal justice or affordable housing, Melton-Meaux appears progressive, but pragmatic. While Omar wants to lead a movement, Melton-Meaux seeks to serve the Fifth District…

…Omar’s 2018 victory launched her into the national spotlight as the first Muslim woman and first refugee elected to Congress. But her time has been marred by missteps, including remarks on Israel widely regarded as anti-Semitic, an outsized number of missed votes, and campaign-finance issues. Omar has sent more than $1.6 million to her husband’s D.C. political consulting firm, E Street Group, and is herself the target of a Federal Election Commission complaint regarding travel expenses.

It is worth pointing out that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t make the cut of Obama’s NY house seat endorsements.