Your definition of “peaceful” is shameful!   

According to Brian Flood of Fox News, “CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell says ‘mostly peaceful’ protests caused $1B to $2B in damage from looting and arson.”

That’s a pretty general statement, and as we will learn, that only reflects damages over a two-week period, not for all “protests” in total.

‘“Peaceful protests don’t leave behind death, destruction, and shattered lives in their wake,’ media analyst Nicholas Fondacaro says.”

“Many members of the mainstream media have made sure to paint nationwide protests as ‘peaceful’ in recent months– and ‘CBS Evening News’ anchor Norah O’Donnell demonstrated how far they’re willing to go on Wednesday night.”

Let’s stop and think about this for minute.

Is that really the job of the mainstream media and “CBS Evening News” in this particular instance, to “paint” events which are happening in our country or around the world?

Aren’t “news organizations” supposed to report what’s happening and let the public decide what to think about it?

“Axios [Axios is an American news website, founded in 2016, and launched the following year by former Politico team members.] reported earlier in the day that damage caused by ‘riots and civil disorders’ from May 26 through June 8 would cost insurance companies between $1-2 billion.”

‘“The vandalism and looting following the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police will cost the insurance industry more than any other violent demonstrations in recent history,’ Axios reported.”

Please note that it still hasn’t been determined that the officers were responsible for George Floyd’s death.

“When O’Donnell reported the overwhelming figure, she made sure to insist the protests were mostly peaceful.”

“Overwhelming figure?”

The real “overwhelming figure” would be the figure that takes into account ALL of the “protesting,” rioting, looting, burning, and vandalizing which has occurred over the past four months.

I would conservatively, no pun intended, estimate those damages to be in the tens of billions of dollars…, which taxpayers and people with insurance will end up paying for, I’m sure.

‘“The protests in late spring were mostly peaceful, but damage from looting and arson will cost $1 to $2 billion in claims. That’s according to the Insurance Information Institute. And that would eclipse the previous high, the 1992 riots that followed the acquittal of four officers in the beating of Rodney King,’ O’Donnell told viewers.”

In truth, the “protests” were mostly NOT peaceful.

“Media Research Center analyst Nicholas Fondacaro pointed out that NBC’s ‘Nightly News’ and ABC’s ‘World News Tonight’ didn’t bother to report the alarming statistic. While O’Donnell at least informed viewers of the damage, Fondacaro doesn’t understand why she needed to add the disclaimer.”

Has the Media Research Center mentioned that the mainstream media has failed to report much, if any, of the violence tied to the “protests” of the last four months?

It’s not really surprising then that most of the media failed to point out these “alarming statistics,” is it?

That answer would be a big, “no.”

‘“Earth to the liberal media, ‘peaceful’ protests don’t leave behind death, destruction, and shattered lives in their wake,’ Fondacaro wrote.”

What death, destruction and shattered lives are you talking about?  Don’t you realize, Mr. Fondacaro, that if the liberal propaganda fake news media doesn’t report something it didn’t really happen?

“Insurance Information Institute (or Triple-I) compiles information from a company called Property Claim Services (PCS), which has tracked insurance claims related to civil disorder since 1950, and other databases. It provided reports to Axios that the damage from unrest between May 26 and June 8 will be the most expensive in the nation’s history, surmounting the Rodney King riots of 1992 in Los Angeles.”

“The price tag could be as much as $2 billion and possibly more, according to Triple I. But the protests related to Floyd differ from others the database has tracked – never before have they been so widespread.”

‘“It’s not just happening in one city or state – it’s all over the country,’ Loretta L. Worters of the Triple-I told Axios. ‘And this is still happening, so the losses could be significantly more.’”

That’s a real good guess there, Ms. Worters.

I guess Captain Obvious could be a woman, although I never really thought about it before!

“The last time PCS compiled insurance losses for a ‘civil disorder event’ was 2015, when riots erupted in Baltimore after Freddie Gray died from a neck injury in police custody. But those riots did not even accrue $25 million in damages.”

Not even $25 million?

Well that’s hardly even worth mentioning then!

Ya know, I’ve seen that rich liberals and Biden staffers, encouraged by Kamala Harris, are raising a lot of money to bail some of these violent “protesters” out of jail. Quite a few in fact.

I keep reading about some of these scared companies donating millions and millions of dollars to the Black Lives Matter organization too.

Maybe the bail-out fund, the Black Lives Matter organization, and the rest of their corporate friends can help pay for some of the damage their friends have caused?

Just sayin’.

 

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Portland is a HOT mess!

Yes, folks…, Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon is named after Portland, Maine. The Oregon settlement began to be populated in the 1830s, near the end of the Oregon Trail. Its water access provided convenient transportation of goods, and the timber industry was a major force in the city’s early economy. The city’s economy experienced an industrial boom during World War II.  Beginning in the 1960s, Portland became noted for its growing progressive political values, earning it a reputation as a bastion of counterculture.

“Counterculture,” huh?

A counterculture is defined as “a culture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural norms.”

And, so it began.

Which brings us all the way up to 2020.

Brie Stimson of Fox News asks, “Has Antifa hijacked Portland’s police reform efforts?”

I would say the answer to that question would be “no.”

Antifa and the BLM organization didn’t “hijack” anything…, they instigated the whole thing and then took it to a whole new level…, a level which the liberal local government was more than happy to allow and support.

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“Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Thursday evening condemned the actions of rioters who attempted to set fire to a police precinct and blocked the exits while officers were inside.”

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‘“When you commit arson with an accelerent 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,’ Wheeler said in a news conference with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.”

‘“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,’ he said. ‘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.’”

Ya, Mayor Wheeler…, and beside committing the heinous crime of “being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump,” ISN’T ATTEMPTED MURDER A CRIME AS WELL???!!!

AND HOW ABOUT ARSON?!

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ISN’T ARSON A CRIME IN PORTLAND?!

HOW ABOUT HOLDING THESE PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE REAL CRIMES THEY ARE COMMITTING?!

How about that Mr. Mayor?

“A riot was declared Wednesday evening when agitators descended upon the Portland Police Bureau’s East Precinct building, spray-painted over security cameras, broke a glass door with a 2×4, lit a fire using an accelerant and threw fireworks and other objects at officers, according to FOX 12 in Portland.”

“Police said that a truck also attempted to run over officers.”

Again…, attempted murder.

“The front doors of the precinct were barricaded before the fire was started with more than 20 officers and civilian employees inside, police said, according to FOX 12.”

“Officers used tear gas to disperse the rioters and at least eight people were arrested. A federal court order bars police from using tear gas unless a riot is declared.”

“Unless a riot is declared?”

Is that like, “One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war?”

‘“I believe that city staff could have died last night,’ Wheeler said.”

Excuse my French…, but, “No $h#t, Mr. Mayor!”

Portland’s police have been out there with both hands tied behind their backs for over two months!

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‘“I cannot and I will not tolerate that. This is not peaceful protests. This is not advocacy to advance reforms.’”

Oh, now you won’t tolerate it?

Hasn’t your wonderful city had violent riots in it for like SEVENTY NIGHTS IN A ROW???!!!

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Peaceful protests went out the window over two months ago.

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“Wheeler also urged peaceful protesters to avoid gatherings that could turn destructive or violent, according to Oregon Live.”

‘“If you are a nonviolent demonstrator and you don’t want to be part of intentional violence, please stay away from these areas,’ Wheeler said. ‘Our community must say that this violence is not Portland, that these actions do not reflect our values and these crimes are distracting from reform, not advancing.’”

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Ha!

That’s a good one, Mayor Wheeler.

Where you been for the last two months?

And what are you talking about with all of this “our community” stuff?

The peaceful and law-abiding businesses and people in your “community” have all been burned out, looted, and run out of town.

The rioters you’re condemning now are what’s left of “your community.”

Enjoy.

“The clashes between thousands of protesters and federal agents sent by the Trump administration to guard the federal courthouse stopped after an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that called for the agents to begin drawing down their presence in Portland’s downtown on July 30.”

“Then some instigators moved on to other police buildings across the city to cause problems.”

“Wednesday night’s violence in a residential neighborhood on the east side of the city began after a group of about 100 people [I prefer to call them terrorists, or criminals] gathered in a nearby park for a rally advertised on social media by the group Pacific Northwest Youth Liberation Front.”

Cute.

Is that like the YMCA or something?

“[Their] slogan is, ‘No cops. No prisons. Total abolition.’”

Well, I guess not.

“The group then marched to the precinct.”

‘“Hurting people and trying to trap people in a building and burn them up, it’s just completely awful,’ Portland Fire & Rescue Lt. Damon Simmons reiterated in the news conference, according to FOX 12.”

Reeeeeeeeally?

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Thank you for that bit of insight, Lt. Simmons.

I can see you must be a real up-and-comer in the department.

“Wheeler said the city anticipates ‘additional planned attacks on public buildings’ in the coming days and said he was giving the police leeway to do what they needed to do to counter those plans as long as it can be done without threatening peaceful protesters.”

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“On Wednesday, Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said rioters aren’t forwarding the cause of racial injustice protesters. ‘Portlanders need to send a strong message that enough is enough,’ he said. ‘This movement is really powerful, but the violence has taken away from it.’”

Ya think?!

Yes, Portlanders…, we will only put up with our city being burned, looted, graffitied, and officers and other people being attacked, for seventy straight nights!

That’s our limit!

We draw the line at seventy-one nights!

If these liberals weren’t so sad, they’d be hilarious…, but no one is laughing.

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We have now officially entered “The Twilight Zone!”

Now that I’m thinking about it, Rod Serling may have thought this premise would have been too unbelievable, even for “The Twilight Zone!”

What exactly am I talking about here?

Acording to Lee Brown of The New York Post, “St. Louis lawyers who confronted protesters with guns are under investigation.”

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“The St. Louis lawyers who pulled weapons on protesters marching past their home are being investigated for possible criminal charges, the city’s lead prosecutor has revealed.”

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Excuse me, Mr. Lee Brown, but your reporting here is a little deceiving.

The St. Louis lawyers, a married couple, in question here, most definitely did “pull weapons” on some people…, but these people were not protesters “marching past their home.”

You see, the lawyers’ home is surrounded by a stone wall, and you can only enter their property by first passing through a heavy iron gate.

In this case, “the protesters” elected to break down the iron gate, march up their driveway to their house, and proceed to threaten the couple.

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The “protesters,” who had by now graduated to trespassers and vandals, and who were also brandishing firearms, threatened to kill them, kill their dogs, and burn down their house.

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This is quite a different scenario as opposed to Mr. Brown’s description.

“Mark and Patricia McCloskey — who went viral after brandishing an AR-15-style rifle and a silver-colored handgun, respectively — were the only ones to lodge a police report over Sunday’s confrontation, insisting they were “victims” of threatening trespassers who entered a gated community, the St. Louis American noted.”

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And based on all of the pictures and video and witnesses of the incident, along with all of the news reports showing what “protesters” had done and proved they were capable of doing, I don’t think there is any question that Mr. and Mrs. McCloskey had every right to fear for their lives.

“But the husband-and-wife lawyers are being probed by police and prosecutors for possible threats against the crowd, authorities announced Monday.”

OK…, here’s where the episode of “The Twilight Zone” begins.

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‘“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protestors were met by guns,’ St. Louis Prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said.”

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Again…, Excuse me, Kimberly Gardner, but your description of the “events” are quite misleading.

The St. Louis lawyers, a married couple, in question here, most definitely did “pull weapons” on some people…, but these people were not “peaceful protesters,” as you claim.

You see, the lawyers’ home is surrounded by a stone wall, and you can only enter their property by first passing through a heavy iron gate.

In this case, “the peaceful protesters” elected to break down the iron gate, march up their driveway to their house, and proceed to threaten the couple.

The “peaceful protesters,” who had by now graduated to trespassers and vandals, and who were also brandishing firearms, then threatened to kill the couple, kill their dogs, and burn down their house.

This, again, is quite a different scenario as opposed to Ms. Gardner’s description.

‘“We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated,’ she insisted, saying her office was ‘currently working with the public and police to investigate these events.’”

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‘“Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable,’ Gardner warned.”

Kimberly Gardner, who is a George Soros surrogate by the way, is “alarmed” at how the “protesters” were treated!  

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And the “protesters” rights must be protected at all costs!

And those evil people protecting themselves and their pets, and their home, on their own property, will be held accountable for not allowing themselves to be the brunt of these “protesters” expression of violence.

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call … The Twilight Zone.” – Rod Serling

Like I said in the beginning, this whole scenario might be just too unbelievable for even “The Twilight Zone!”

“Mark McCloskey has insisted in an interview that they only grabbed the weapons after being ‘threatened with our lives,’ comparing it to ‘storming the Bastille.’”

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“In their police report, the couple also claimed they only grabbed the weapons after they ‘observed multiple subjects who were armed,’ the St. Louis American said.”

“Missouri law states that a citizen is committing unlawful use of a weapon if they ‘exhibit, in the presence of one or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner,’ the paper noted. It would likely be a Class D felony punishable by up to four years in prison and a fine not to exceed $5,000.”

That applies to the “protesters” as well, right?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for any of the “peaceful protesters” to be charged, however.

“There is also a, so-called, ‘Castle Doctrine’ that allows people to use deadly force to attack an intruder on their property, the paper stressed.”

Bingo!

Well, there you go!

“The couple’s attorney, Albert S. Watkins, told the paper that the pair ‘acted lawfully on their property.’”

‘“Their actions were borne solely of fear and apprehension, the genesis of which was not race-related. In fact, the agitators responsible for the trepidation were white,’ Watkins stressed in a statement.”

‘“The peaceful protesters were not the subject of scorn or disdain by the McCloskeys,’ Watkins said. ‘To the contrary, they were expecting and supportive of the message of the protesters.’”

“The scandal also led to a Democrat running for a state Senate seat to refuse a donation from the McCloskeys, instead giving it to the gun safety campaign group Moms Demand Action, the paper said.”

What else would we come to expect from democrat politicians these days?

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“The protesters were en route to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s home to demand her resignation after she released names and addresses of residents who joined in anti-cop protests.”

In my estimation, these “protesters” are actually pretty lucky they stormed up the driveway they did.

There are many driveways I know of where the “protesters” may have been treated with less “consideration,” let’s say.

 

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Sleepless…, uh, I mean Clueless in Seattle!

Seattle, one of the most liberal cities in America, is on the verge of absolutely falling apart.

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It’s like an episode of “The Walking Dead!”

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The city is being torn apart by those with a brain, and those without a brain.

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According to David Aaro of Fox News, “The leadership in Seattle appeared to be in disarray [Wow! That’s about as nicely as you can describe that situation!] on Friday after the city’s embattled mayor called the protesters who took over an ‘autonomous zone’ in the city ‘patriotic’ while the official who ordered police to flee the nearby precinct has refused to come forward.”

Say what?!

Wow.  These people really do think we’re all as stupid as they are!

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“Despite the slow-moving disaster and protesters calling on Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief Carmen Best to resign, the mayor resisted the call and raised eyebrows when she joked about considering a ‘Thelma & Louise’ moment in an interview, referring to the 1991 movie about two women on the run from the law.”

Again…, say what?!

They call this an “autonomous zone.”

I would say it’s more like “The Twilight Zone!”

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“At Thursday’s news conference, Best told reporters it wasn’t her decision to leave the precinct, while Durkan also denied responsibility, according to ‘The Stranger,’ a Seattle-based newspaper.”

‘“We were asked to do an operational plan in case we needed to leave,’ Best said. ‘The decision was made. We’re still evaluating about how that change came about but it didn’t come from me.’”

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“Despite the fact that police cannot gain full access to the police station, Durkan tried to downplay the situation on the ground. She claimed that Trump was wrong to call the protesters ‘domestic terrorists.’”

Ha! Ya…, he should’ve included you in that group, Mayor Durkan!

‘“It’s simply not true. Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism,’ she said.”

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We would all agree with that, Ms. Mayor…, but what about the slight matters of looting, burning, vandalism…, oh, and forcibly taking over square blocks of a city, along with a police precinct that you seem to have overlooked?

“Durkan has tweeted that the protest is ‘a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.’”

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“KIRO 7 reported, citing police, that demonstrators moved barricades near the police station and threw rocks and ‘improvised explosives’ at officers on several occasions. Best reportedly said that 25 cops were injured since the protests began.”

This is what Durkan describes as, “Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color?”

These people have all lost their minds.

This situation with Mayor Durkin, and many other of these liberal mayors as well, reminds me of an old “Blondie” cartoon that I cut out of the newspaper at the time and kept.

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The cartoon showed Blondie’s husband, Dagwood Bumstead, at work talking with his boss, Mr. Dithers.  The cartoon went something like this:

Mr. Dithers: C’mon, Bumstead!  Come out and have a drink with me and the boys before you head home.

Dagwood: Okay, Mr. Dithers…, just let me call Blondie first.

Mr. Dithers: Call Blondie first?!  Aren’t you the boss around your house, Bumstead?

Dagwood:  Of course, I am!

Mr. Dithers: Well, why do you have to call then?

Dagwood:  Because, if I don’t call, Blondie won’t let me be the boss anymore.

I know this correlation is a bit of a stretch, but I hope you can see what I’m referring to here.

The point is, Dagwood isn’t really the one “in charge,” and neither is Mayor Durkin.

‘“You [the police officers] fought [Actually they were prohibited from fighting.  It was more like just standing there, like sitting ducks.] for days to protect (The East Precinct). I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course [by their beloved mayor] early two weeks in, it seems like an insult [Oh, it was an insult!] to you and our community,’ Best said in a video, according to the station.”

“On Thursday, the crowd continued to occupy the six-block downtown area, named the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHAZ) because of its location in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.”

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“President Trump told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner in an exclusive interview Thursday that his administration is ‘not going to let Seattle be occupied by anarchists.’”

‘“If there were more toughness, you wouldn’t have the kind of devastation that you had in Minneapolis and in Seattle. I mean, let’s see what’s going on in Seattle,’ Trump told Faulkner. ‘I will tell you, if they don’t straighten that situation out, we’re going to straighten it out.’”

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“It’s clear @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand what’s happening on five square blocks of our City. Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self-expression,” Durkan tweeted out in response.

“Durkan has insisted that CHAZ was ‘not a lawless wasteland of anarchist insurrection, but a peaceful expression of the community’s grief following the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis.’”

Just because you say something isn’t what it obviously is doesn’t change the fact that it is what it obviously is, Mayor Durkan.

I hope that makes sense to you…, it makes sense to me.

WINNING!

 

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Kneel before your masters!

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Before I get started, let me say that I have been known to identify as a transgender black man.

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You’ll have to take my word on the transgender part, and hey…, I’m at least as “black” as Kamala Harris is!

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That being established…, I feel more comfortable discussing this whole kneeling thing.

It is my belief that people should be allowed to kneel (take a knee) whenever they want, and for whatever reason they have.

It’s a free country.

But “freedom” works both ways.

I, also living in this free country, am allowed to have my own interpretation of your kneeling, and to like it, be indifferent, or to not like it.

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We have seen professional sports players kneeling, sheriffs and police offices kneeling, politicians kneeling, along with protesters of every gender, size, shape, color and cause kneeling.

In the case of all of these sports figures choosing to take a knee, during our country’s national anthem…, I don’t like it.

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I’m not saying they don’t have the right to do it…, I’m just saying I don’t like it, as is my right.

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They will say they are not intending to disrespect our flag, or the people who gave their lives for our country, or the people who sacrificed arms and legs for our country.

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I counter by saying I don’t care what your intentions are…, we’re telling you how your actions ARE making us feel…, and yet knowing how those actions make us feel…, you choose to continue to kneel anyway.

That is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do.

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This is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do, including those of us who are sympathetic and agree with your complaints and those of us who could be sympathetic and agree with your complaints, if they could get past your disrespect.

But, you want us to respect what, you say, is a sign of protest of the treatment of African-Americans in this country.

You want to protest police brutality?

Then go take a knee in front of a police station or in front of city hall.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are footing the bill for your exorbitant salaries.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who have nothing to do with the object of your professed protest.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are choosing to watch your sporting event as a way of escaping all of the normal day-to-day crap…, which includes politics and political protests.

When we watch these sporting events, we don’t want to be antagonized…, we just want to be entertained.

If you want to make a statement, then please go make a statement on your own time.

This kneeling at work is really the laziest form of protest…, requiring little to no effort on the protesters’ part.

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In the case of these politicians taking a knee…, please…, your disingenuousness and foolishness is overwhelming.

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In the case of law enforcement and protesters taking a knee…, all I see are fools and tools bowing down to their liberal masters and their masters’ whims and desires.

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Get off your knees people!

Get off your knees and stand up on your own two feet if you want to protest!

Nobody respects people, groveling, down on their knees…, not even the people being bowed down to.

 

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Stupid is as stupid does…

… but these liberals are dangerous!

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There is a growing movement across the US to defund many major metropolitan police departments and get rid of the police, as we know them, altogether.

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I guess these big, liberal, cities can do what they want.  I just thank God I don’t live in one of these cities!

These liberals have literally lost their minds.

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Who exactly is going to live and reside in these “policeless” cities?

What businesses are going to feel safe operating there?

What about utility services, as well as fire departments and emergency medical services?

What hospitals are going to want to operate in that type of environment?

What law-abiding and decent people are going to want to live in these places with their families?

Who is going to want to risk their lives visiting these places anymore?

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The criminal elements in all of these cities must be laughing their a$$es off at these liberal idiots and licking their chops in anticipation of a cop-free environment.

I predict that these major, liberal, cities will become wastelands within a year if they manage to achieve their “policeless” goals.

Have you seen the movie “Escape from New York?”  Well, if you want to see a preview of life in New York City without a police force, watch it.

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According to Sam Levin, in Los Angeles, for “The Guardian,” Activists say the way to stop police brutality and killings is to cut law enforcement budgets and reinvest in services.”

“The movement to defund the police is gaining significant support across America, including from elected leaders, as protests over the killing of George Floyd sweep the nation.”

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“For years, activists have pushed US cities and states to cut law enforcement budgets amid a dramatic rise in spending on police and prisons while funding for vital social services has shrunk or disappeared altogether.”

“Government officials have long dismissed the idea as a leftist fantasy, but the recent unrest and massive budget shortfalls from the Covid-19 crisis appear to have inspired more mainstream recognition of the central arguments behind defunding.”

“A leftist fantasy?”

More like a social nightmare.

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‘“To see legislators who aren’t even necessarily on the left supporting at least a significant decrease in New York police department [NYPD] funding is really very encouraging,’ Julia Salazar, a New York state senator and Democratic socialist, told the Guardian on Tuesday. ‘It feels a little bit surreal.’”

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Oh, it’s surreal alright!

I’m also guessing that Ms. Salazar won’t actually be living in these “policeless” areas.

“Floyd’s death on camera in Minneapolis, advocates say, was a powerful demonstration that police reform efforts of the last half-decade have failed to stop racist policing and killings.”

I’m not sure you can lump all police problems into one big racial pile, Mr. Levin.

More than twice the number of whites have died in police custody as opposed to blacks, and many black officers have been involved with these deaths as well.

I’m sure race comes into play occasionally, but for the most part we’re just dealing with a handful of inept and/or uncaring cops who should really be in another line of work.

“Meanwhile, the striking visuals of enormous, militarized and at times violent police forces responding to peaceful protests have led some politicians to question whether police really need this much money and firepower.”

“Violent police forces responding to peaceful protesters?”

Excuse me, Mr. Levin, but are you taking some type of hallucinogenic medication, or are you just being intentionally disingenuous?

I’m guessing the latter.

How many protesters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?

Zero.

How many looters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?

Zero.

How many criminal vandals and rioters have been shot by the police in response to their actions?

Zero.

How many protesters, looters, vandals and rioters have been killed by the police in response to their actions?

Zero.

How many protesters, looters, and vandals have been injured in some way by the police in response to their actions?

There have undeniably been some…, and probably rightly so.

Overall, I feel the police forces across our nation have shown incredible restraint, unbelievable restraint, when dealing with all of these protesters, looters and rioters.

Now…,

How many cops have been shot during these “protests?”

Over a dozen, and counting.

How many cops have been injured in some way during these “protests?”

Easily in the hundreds, and counting.

If you’d like to see the police officers who have died in the line of duty, just doing their jobs, I’d like to invite you to visit the Ofice Down Memorial Page at https://odmp.org

“Community groups advocating for defunding have put forward differing strategies, some merely opposing police budget increases, others advocating mass reductions, and some fighting for full defunding as a step toward abolishing police forces. Some initiatives are tied to the fight to close prisons. All are pushing for a reinvestment of those dollars in services.”

Abolishing police forces and closing prisons.

Who are running these community groups?

The Joker?

The Penguin?

Lex Luthor?

The Riddler?

I mean, really!

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“Amid the protests, some local leaders with budgeting powers have started proposing modest cuts to policing. The most substantial change so far, has come in Minneapolis where the school board on Tuesday voted to end its contract with the police department. The University of Minnesota has also pledged to stop working with police.”

‘“People have been fighting for years to get cops out of schools, and now it’s happening overnight,’ said Tony Williams, a member of MPD150, an abolition group whose literature on building a ‘police-free future’ has spread on social media in recent days. One elected Minneapolis ward member said this week that the city’s police department was ‘irredeemably beyond reform,’ the kind of remark that would until recently have been unthinkable to organizers.”

I don’t believe that the people and students of Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were too upset about the cops being in their schools.

Just sayin’.

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Well, Miss MacArthur award recipient (let’s just say you won’t see any conservatives winning that award), how else would you recommend spending money to promote safety in our big cities?

I do agree with you, however, that this is “a pivotal moment” for many of our big cities.

Either they can choose to use common sense when approaching these problems, or they can go off the deep end, following these know-nothing, anti-American, liberal pied pipers.

I’m guessing that common sense will not prevail amongst these idiots and liberal provocateurs.

‘“This week, it seems there is increasing recognition of this failure,’ she said, adding, ‘Defunding the police is the first step in a much broader historical transformation that I’m hoping you’re seeing broad-based support for on the streets today.’”

Well, there you have it.

“Defunding the police is the first step in a much broader historical transformation.”

Just the first step.

And the “historical transformation” involves the abandoning of our American values and the surrendering of our freedom as we devolve towards a socialistic/communistic/globalistic mess.

Tyler Olson of Fox News adds that, “Several members of the Minneapolis City Council this week have expressed support for radical changes to how the city handles law enforcement, including a move to ‘dismantle’ the police department and replace it with ‘a transformative new model for public safety.’”

Ha!

I’m anxious to see what these daring young fascists have in mind.

“Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and a representative of the city’s Ward 5, explicitly led calls to ‘dramatically rethink’ how the city keeps its people safe.”

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‘“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,’ he tweeted. ‘And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.’”

I’m sure their “rethinking” will include Sharia Law in there somewhere, based on his family’s Muslim background.

“His call was echoed by Lisa Bender, the president of the city council.”

The president of the city council!

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‘“Yes,’ she said in response to Ellison. ‘We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.’”

“That was not the first time Bender had addressed calls to ‘dismantle’ the city’s police force this week, however. On Wednesday she posted a thread about how a ‘white person’ should think about dismantling the police.”

I honestly don’t think you’ll have many white people left in your city by that time, but let’s hear it anyway, Ms. Bender.

“If you are a comfortable white person asking to dismantle the police I invite you to reflect: are you willing to stick with it? Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? Are you willing to dismantle white supremacy in all systems, including a new system?  I mean this quite sincerely & seriously: just look at recent conversations about City-funded neighborhood organizations to understand how explicitly we would have to work to establish alternative systems that do not replicate the same problems. White ppl need to show up for this.”

I’m really not sure what to say about this racist individual or her confused train of thought.

I always wonder, “how do all of these idiots get elected?

“According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Bender sees the city’s potentially revamped public safety force as potentially sending social workers or other civilian personnel into situations that are traditionally handled by police.”

Oh, ya…, that’s going to work out real well!

It’s confirmed.  These liberals HAVE all lost their minds…, at least what little minds they had.

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Liberals like everything to be free…, except thought and speech!  

The First Amendment to The Constitution guarantees our freedom of speech.  If our freedom of speech is guaranteed, then by default our freedom of thought and beliefs are also protected, since our speech is just a verbalization of our thoughts.

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We may not like or agree with other people, but we must allow them to exist and say what they want, and vice versa.

For example…, The KKK and The Nazi Party are generally disliked, but they must be allowed to exist. The same could be said about Pro-life supporters versus Pro-Abortion supporters, depending on your stance here.

In America, we are allowed to dislike or hate whoever we want and for whatever reason(s).

Just as we are allowed to like or approve of whoever we want for whatever reason(s), or for no reason at all.

Racism is the latest inexcusable social infraction du jour…, but there are many forms of discrimination and -isms we all face every day regarding:

Ethnic culture.

Religion.

Geographic origins.

Current Geographic situation.

Wealth.

Politics.

Gender.

Sexual preferences.

And Education…, just to name a few.

Expressing unacceptable beliefs, in any of these areas, as determined by the liberal speech and thought police, can be detrimental to your livelihood, and social freedoms, like losing your job, being boycotted, and being harassed and even assaulted in public.

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And many of these “belief infractions” are not even close to radical in nature.

Take the latest liberal hissy fit, for instance, regarding professional football player, Drew Brees, of the New Orleans Saints.

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According to Ryan Gaydos of Fox News, “Drew Brees created an uproar Wednesday when he defended his stance against players kneeling during the national anthem…”

“While Brees was getting hammered from the likes of LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers, former wide receiver Joe Horn told ‘The Athletic’ that people like the Los Angeles Lakers superstar should get to know Brees first before making any decision.”

‘“People should not be throwing Drew Brees under the bus, and they definitely need to pump the brakes on labeling him a racist,’ Horn said. ‘I know Drew Brees. Drew has done a lot to help black families and the black community in New Orleans. If Drew Brees didn’t love black families and low-income families he wouldn’t have helped the way he has over the years. People that are criticizing him like LeBron James and other celebrities don’t know him. They need to check his resume.”

I’m sorry, Joe, but don’t you know what you say is way more meaningful than what you actually do these days?

Where you been, man?

‘“I love my race. And I love New Orleans to death. But I know Drew Brees. And Drew is a good person. And until you have walked beside him and gotten to know him, his wife and family, you definitely have to give him a pass on this one and allow Drew a chance to think about what he said and come back and make this right. And I know he will.’”

“I love my race?”

I’m sorry, again, but I can’t even relate to what that means.

Good for you though, I guess.

And you think Drew will “think about what he said and come back and make this right?”

Make what right?

Even the people defending Drew Brees are misguided, confused and displaying their own level of racism.

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“He was reacting to [LeBron] James’ comments on Twitter which read, ‘WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap [Colin Kaepernick] was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those.’”

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Here’s an idea SheBron…, why don’t you quit crying, put your big boy pants on and realize everyone has a right to their own beliefs and their own opinions. We don’t need you to tell us what we need to understand either.

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Personally, I don’t believe someone who plays a game for a living should be paid like they won the lottery every year…, but hey, that’s just me.

“Marcus Davenport, who is currently Brees’ teammate, tweeted his defense of the quarterback.”

‘“Drew wasn’t talking about the current protest, the riots or really anything besides HIS feelings on kneeling during the National Anthem,’ Davenport wrote. ‘He even explained what they were, the basis and that he actually stands with us. Do we have to entirely agree with him, no.’”

You better watch it, Marcus…, because OH, YES HE DOES have to agree with EVERYTHING the left professes!

I’m sure we’ll be seeing Marcus issuing a clarification of his remarks very soon, if he hasn’t already done so.  That goes for Drew Brees as well.

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“Brees told Yahoo Finance that he would never agree with players protesting during the national anthem.”

‘“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,’ he said.”

‘“I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So, every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about,’ he said.”

‘“And in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed. Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. And is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution.’”

This Drew Brees just sounds like such a terribly insensitive racist, doesn’t he?

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These protesters can try and explain their protests anyway they want, but that doesn’t stop anyone from feeling how they feel about their protests, and that is their right.

You have the right to protest anyway you like, and I have the right to not like it.

You have the right to dislike anything I say, but you don’t have the right to silence me, nor I you.

That’s it.

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Our “big city” police forces have been liberally neutered!

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The days of Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry), Riggs and Murtaugh, and Elliot Ness and The Untouchables are over!

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Hollywood is definitely going to have to update how they produce these cop movies from now on.

Nowadays, all cops do is stand around and act as human road blocks or barricades, while they get pelted with all kinds of debris and all kinds of verbal obscenities.

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Their hands have literally been tied behind their backs by their liberal democrat mayors.

People can shoot them, shoot at them, run them down with cars, throw deadly objects at them, torch their vehicles, and assault them physically, without having to worry about any type of response…, other than maybe getting arrested, only to be released in less than 24 hours.

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These terrorists have destroyed whole police stations without a single shot being fired by the police.

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Yes…, rest in peace Dirty Harry…, your days are looooong gone.

I really can’t imagine who would want to be a police officer these days in any big city.

I heard President Trump react to the whole rioting situation last night. He called for more National Guard troops to be deployed as well as regular military troops.

I’m sorry Mr. President, but unless these troops are allowed to use some sort of force to protect themselves and deter criminal behavior, we’re just putting more human road blocks and human barricades out there, and putting their lives at risk as well.

According to Chris Irvine of Fox News, “Rioters target police across US; 4 shot in St. Louis, 1 in Vegas, Bronx hit-and-run caught on video.”

“Police officers across the U.S. were targeted in shootings and vehicular attacks Monday night as protests continued in major cities for the seventh night despite President Trump’s vow to clamp down on violence.”

“The demonstrations on Monday marked a week of unrest since unarmed black man George Floyd died when a white Minneapolis officer jammed his knee into the back his neck in a shocking incident caught on video. Despite tens of thousands marching peacefully in demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism, protests over Floyd’s death have been nonetheless overshadowed by violence, looting and vandalism that has engulfed U.S. cities.”

“In St. Louis, Mo., Monday night, four police officers were shot during protests in the city’s downtown area, two in the leg, one in the foot and one in the arm.”

“In Las Vegas, Nevada, an officer was shot in the head at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Strip. A source told ‘8News Now’ that the officer was in a fight with another suspect when someone walked up behind and shot the officer, who is now on life support.”

“Meanwhile, in Richmond, Va., two police officers and a suspect were injured after a shooting, according to NBC12.”

“RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person on Semmes Avenue early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, gunfire erupted. The two cops and the suspect were taken to local hospitals.”

“In Buffalo, N.Y., an SUV plowed through a group of law enforcement during a Floyd demonstration, injuring at least two officers.”

“Video posted by a witness showed a line of officers, backed up by an armored personnel carrier, rushing and tackling a man who was being interviewed by a man with a TV camera about 9:30 p.m.”

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“Moments later, officers ran as the SUV barreled through a cluster, with at least one appeared to go under the vehicle’s wheels. The SUV was then able to drive round an armored vehicle and speed off.”

“In a similar incident in the Bronx in New York City, an NYPD officer investigating reports of break-ins was struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in a hit-and-run. The officer is in a stable condition.”

“And in another incident in the Bronx, an NYPD officer was attacked by several men as witnesses recorded the incident.”

The incident was well recorded, of course, but no one managed to come to the defense of the officer.

“The latest wave of protests came hours after President Trump vowed in a Rose Garden speech to restore law and order, and police under federal command forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a church near the White House known as ‘The Church of the President’ that was set on fire during Sunday night’s rioting.”

A World War II memorial was desecrated by these terrorists as well. What does a World War II memorial, honoring soldiers who gave their lives for this country and the free world, have to do with protesting police brutality?

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The answer is it has nothing to do with it…, but then again, these terrorists are actually carrying out their destruction because they hate America, and want to inflict as much pain on America and her people as possible…, all under the guise of some political protest.

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Steve Keeley of FOX 29 News, Philadelphia, reports that, “A looter was shot and killed by the owner of a gun shop in South Philadelphia, police say.”

“Officials say the owner of the gun store, Firing Line Inc, was inside his business guarding it because they had experienced a break-in attempt on Sunday evening.”

“When a crew of looters reportedly attempted to break in, the store’s owner saw them on surveillance video and then heard them coming up the steps of the store.”

‘“One of the individuals that broke into the property, pointed a handgun at him,’ Chief Inspector Scott Smalls told FOX 29’s Steve Keeley. ‘And that’s when the store owner fired his own weapon — striking the one perpetrator at least one time in the head and he collapsed, dropping his gun between his legs.’”

“Medics pronounced that man dead at the scene. At least two or three other individuals involved in the attempted looting fled the scene.”

“The investigation remains underway.”

Yes…, “the investigation remains underway,” and if he’s lucky, the shop owner won’t be charged with murder for defending himself or his property.

These days, we all see that only law-abiding people are held to the letter of the law.

The rest of these scumbags, at the bottom, and the top, of the liberal food chain, seem to get a pass.

Maybe the cops should go back to harassing Christians because they’re trying to attend church during this whole virus thing.  That seems to be more their speed these days.

To top it all off, I have seen where Sleepy Joe Biden’s staff, as well as other democrat politicians, and the liberal Hollywood elites are donating literally millions of dollars to help these terrorists post bail.

Like I have asked before…, whose side are these people on?

I think it’s pretty obvious whose side they’re on…, and it ain’t ours.

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Liberal Lunacy 101!

OK…, I’ve enrolled you in this new class.

Welcome to class.

Now let’s get started.

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A few days ago, all of these confused, liberal democrat mayors and all of the equally confused, democrat, “blue state,” governors were only worried about making sure people didn’t gather in churches, that people practiced social distancing and wore masks everywhere, and made sure no one could operate their business…, unless their business’ name was Walmart, Costco, Target, Home Depot, etc.

Apparently, people are immune from the virus in these stores only…, and nowhere else.

Oh…, but now…, what a difference a day, or a couple days, makes.

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George Floyd dies while in police custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and this gives “protesters” carte blanche to loot, burn and generally destroy whatever they want to.

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Now here are some real crimes!

All of the liberal, loser, governors and mayors aren’t worried about those “virus violations” now, at least for the time being.

There’s no doubt George Floyd would be alive today, if not for the careless and unnecessary behavior of one or more Minneapolis police officers.

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And these individuals are the ones we and any protesters should be focusing our anger towards…, not the police in general, not the cities in general, and certainly not towards innocent business owners.

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There are bad and misguided people in every line of work and in every type of business and organization, but we don’t hold everyone accountable for the actions of one or a few people, do we?

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And to tell you the truth, this isn’t what’s really happening here, for the most part, anyway.

What’s really happening here is, we have people protesting peacefully during the day, voicing their frustrations with “the system,” and then there are whole other groups of individuals coming out at night, who could care less about George Floyd, but who just generally want to cause unrest and damage things, and others who just want to take advantage of the situation in order to loot any businesses they can in order to get free stuff.

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The people just trying to get stuff for free I can understand…, but what about these people burning down buildings and generally destroying their neighborhoods and cities?

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This group can be further broken down into a few more sub-groups.

The first group are just the idiots that enjoy wrecking anything they can just because that’s how they get their rocks off. The enjoy getting back at “the man,” and inflicting pain on anything and anybody in an attempt to ease their own frustration.

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I’m not a licensed psychoanalyst, but I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before.

The next group are those individuals who are being paid and directed to cause this destruction by individuals who hate America, and will do anything to cause problems in our country.  And don’t think these people don’t really exist, because they do…, and they’re aligned with the anti-American democrat party.

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Then, there are the attention starved, liberal fools, who make themselves easy pawns to get sucked in by the before mentioned group, in order to help them create their havoc.

This is where these idiotic liberal tools…, these liberal mayors and governors have a hard time understanding what’s really going on.

They’re afraid to do anything about the rioters at night because they’re afraid they’ll be seen as infringing on these peoples’ right to protest, when in reality, the people at night could care less about protesting.

Oh, sure, you’ll see a person with some feeble sign here or there, or someone yelling at the cops, but these are a few out of a hundred…, and believe me, the other ones who are burning buildings and police cars, throwing rocks, and looting, appreciate them for providing cover for their criminal activities. Some of these “protesters” are even planted there by the ne’er-do-wells themselves.

All in all, these liberal mayors can at least take comfort in knowing that they won’t have to worry about many of the businesses in their city wanting to open up anymore!

And most of the rioters were wearing masks, after all!

We wouldn’t want any of our friendly neighborhood vandals catching the virus while they’re busy expressing their frustration by destroying our city!

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“Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.” – Janis Joplin

According to Andrew O’Reilly of Fox News, “Angry demonstrators took to the streets in North Carolina and Missouri on Tuesday to voice their discontent at their states’ stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.”

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And these aren’t your typical run-of-the-mill protesters either!

These are all the people who are normally too busy working and don’t have the time to protest!

“The protests in Raleigh, N.C. and Jefferson City, Mo., are the latest in a series of protests across the country against state lockdown orders – fueled by tweets of support from President Trump and the economic unease caused by the coronavirus.”

“Holding handmade signs with slogans like ‘My Rights Are Essential’ and ‘ReOpenNC,’ hundreds of people marched through downtown Raleigh while chanting ‘Freedom Now.’”

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“Similar signs along with a slew of American flags were seen as people began to gather outside the Missouri Capitol building.”

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“Protests against the lockdown orders have cropped up in numerous states over the past few weeks as some Americans have become frustrated with being told to stay at home and with the economic freefall the virus has caused.”

The virus didn’t cause the “freefall…,” it was the liberal media’s and the democrats’ reaction to it this time around that caused it.

“The federal government said Thursday that 5.2 million more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the four-week total to about 22 million out of a work force of 159 million — easily the worst stretch of U.S. job losses on record. The losses translate to about one in seven workers.”

“Last week, hundreds of cars, trucks and SUVs descended on Michigan’s state capital Wednesday afternoon as part of a noisy protest against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s social-distancing restrictions that critics say have gone too far. The same day, a number of people gathered outside the Kentucky Capitol building to protest Gov. Andy Beshear’s shutdown orders, while more gathered in Virginia to protest on Thursday.”

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“Several hundred people rallied in Texas’ capital over the weekend, chanting ‘Let us work!’ Many clamored for an immediate lifting of restrictions in a state where more than 1 million have filed for unemployment since the crisis began.”

“In Indianapolis, more than 200 people stood close together outside the governor’s mansion, carrying American flags and signs demanding that Gov. Holcomb lift restrictions.”

“Elsewhere, a few hundred demonstrators waved signs outside the Statehouse in New Hampshire.”

“More protests this week are planned in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Wisconsin.”

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“While many governors have pleaded with their constituents to not protest during the public health crisis as it may only cause more people to get sick, the demonstrations – mainly organized by conservative groups – have found an ally in the president.”

‘“LIBERATE MINNESOTA!’ ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN!’ ‘LIBERATE VIRGINIA,’ Trump said in a tweet-storm in over the weekend in which he also lashed out at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, for criticizing the federal response.”

“Four states – Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Texas – already have lifted some restrictions or plan to this week.”

“Despite the protests and opening up of some states, many lawmakers and public health officials warn that the country is far from safe when it comes to dealing with the virus.”

The point is we’ll never be “safe.”

We were never “safe” to begin with.

If the democrats’ ultimate goal is to be safe…, here’s some suggestions…,

…quit letting criminals out of jail early so they can prey on law abiding citizens again!

…knock off this sanctuary city garbage, which protects and hides illegal immigrants with criminal records from federal authorities.

…support President Trump in his efforts to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, criminals, drugs, and human traffickers along our southern border.

…stop promoting drug use and homelessness in your big cities.

So, there.  If you democrats really want to promote safety, those are some good places to start with.

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