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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President Trump gives Iran the option of picking its own poison.

But let’s not forget that our reaction of taking out Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani was in response to the Iran instigated attack on our embassy in Iraq, along with a long list of other terrorist acts.

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Iran spends over a billion dollars a year promoting terrorism around the world while sponsoring groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Al-Qaida and the Taliban.

Iran was the one who started this, not The United States and not President Trump.

By threatening to further retaliate against US bases, US assets and US personnel, the leaders of Iran have made President Trump’s job much easier, however.

It is much easier to hold a country accountable for its actions as opposed to some innocuous terrorist group.

And that has been the problem all along…, where do we direct our retaliation?

Well, Iran has just solved that problem for The United States and President Trump.

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Since it’s common knowledge that most terrorist organizations in the Middle East are bankrolled by Iran, Iran has put itself in an awkward position.

Iran has positioned itself to “pay the price” for the actions taken by any group against The United States.

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And President Trump has put them on notice.

As anchorman Ron Burgundy observed, I think Iran will find that this “was not a good choice.”

In fact, President Trump warned Iran that if it hits any Americans or American assets “we have targeted 52 Iranian sites” for retaliatory strikes.

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According to Jeremy Diamond, Caroline Kelly and Greg Clary of CNN, “Iranian ambassador vows ‘harsh revenge.’”

And “Iranian foreign minister says airstrike ‘dangerous and foolish’”

Samantha Vinograd, an American foreign policy commentator who serves as National Security Analyst at CNN, said “Iran will consider this an act of war.”

Oh really?

Just like we consider an attack on any of our embassies an act of war.

We’ve heard it all before…, “death to America,” “rivers of blood,” yada, yada, yada.

“Donald Trump on Saturday drew what may come to be seen as the most significant red line of his presidency in a three-part tweet, vowing specific military action against Iran if it ‘strikes any Americans, or American assets.’”

“[President] Trump reiterated his warning in a series of tweets early Sunday, saying the United States just spent $2 trillion on military equipment.”

‘“We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World! If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!’ he tweeted. ‘They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!’”

‘“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020’”

‘“He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!  — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020’”

“The string of tweets came after the White House formally notified Congress on Saturday of the US operation that killed Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani on Thursday.”

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‘“Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities,’ Trump tweeted from Florida. ‘They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat.’”

“And later Tuesday, while speaking with reporters as he entered a New Year’s Eve gala at Mar-a-Lago, the President said he doesn’t want war but that if it comes to conflict, Iran wouldn’t last long.”

‘“I don’t think that would be a good idea for Iran,’ Trump said, adding later that a potential conflict ‘would go very quickly.’”

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MrEricksonRules has been promoting a strategy like this for years.

All that was needed was an identifiable enemy who could be held accountable and a leader bold enough to issue this type of ultimatum.

Way to go, Mr. President…, way to go.

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Who exactly are the “real domestic terrorists?”

Frank Figliuzzi, a former FBI official and current MSNBC and NBC News contributor, has compared Trump supporters to a “terrorist organization.”

Well, is that so, Frank?

Mr. “former FBI official.”

And there isn’t a democrat standing who seems to have a problem with his characterization of these tens of millions of American citizens who are Trump supporters.

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Well, Mr. Fig-li-uz-zi…, answer me this:

What group’s political representatives are calling for the verbal and physical harassment of others who don’t agree with them?

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What group condones the violent actions and attacks of the fascist group ANTIFA (who are themselves members of this group)?

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What group openly encourages others to break the laws of our country?

What group openly encourages immigrants to illegally enter our country?

What group wants to subsidize these illegals in our country?

In addition…, this group wants to take money (our tax money) away from actual citizens of our country, who should come first, in order to subsidize these illegal immigrants.

What group wants to disarm the law abiding citizens of our country…, putting its citizens at the mercy of those who would seek to harm us?

What group utilizes “fake news,” and deliberate misinformation when disseminating their liberal propaganda?

What group demonizes, harasses and attacks our police officers, immigration officers and border patrol officers?

Would you agree, Mr. Fig-li-uz-zi, that these would all be considered terroristic traits?

How could you not agree…, I mean being a “former FBI official” and all?

I’ll give you a hint Mr. Fig-li-uz-zi…, “Trump supporters” IS NOT the correct answer to ANY of these questions.

The correct answer to all of these questions would be LIBERALS or DEMOCRATS.

You would be infinitely more correct if you were to compare the democrats in our country to a “terrorist organization.”

Just sayin’.

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