Portland Police Union President: "Our City Has Become A Cesspool" Due To Homelessness Surge
I worked downtown for many years, my father for many years before me. Both of us were happy to leave downtown Portland as quickly as we could. By the early 2000s, downtown Portland was becoming a cesspool of heroin addicts, aggressive homeless thugs, endless filthy "buskers" who could not busk, drug dealers, and all sorts of other rough characters.
In 1990, I had to use my best MMA skills to arm trap, check and hip throw an aggressive "panhandler." Today I would call what he did assault, but back then I thought it was funny right up to the point I had to chuck him on his head.
Doug Miller and I were crossing Burnside down near the Alexis when this miscreant put his hands on me demanding a fiver. I trapped his arm and hand, then pivoted, checked him with my hip and flipped him on his head. I barely missed stride. Miller and I ate lunch at the Alexis and returned to work in the Big Pink Tower of Power. Dude was still rubbing his head when we returned. He avoided eye contact!
The 90s were a different time.
Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual 'deal' with disgraced mogul
Expect lots more of this Weinstein will out every possible speck of dirt he has as ammunition. With his life over, it is time to destroy as much as he can.
There is nothing like a Hollywood friend!
Food-Stamp Use Is Still at Recession-Era Levels Despite Job Gains
Eliminating the residual requirements of Obamacare might also allow a return to full-time work, although changes like this are sometimes difficult to reverse. Many people are forced to work two or three jobs just to get the hours to equal full-time work. Thanks, Obama!
'I Love Peace,' Says Boyle Heights Cafe Owner Of Protest Over Support Of Trump Immigration Policies
"'It was very scary,” said Shalom’s daughter Yael. “There was a lot of people protesting outside wearing masks […] and they threw a significant amount of feces at our windows.'"
They wear masks; they do not discuss issues, they throw feces. This is the progressive left nutshelled.
If one has facts and the law one argues both if one only has the facts one argues them if one does not have the facts but has the law, one argues the law, if one has neither facts nor law one wears masks, throws feces, and slanders his opponents.
The freakout is just beginning; it will take quite a while to burn itself out unless local police and prosecutors take serious action and fight for long criminal sentences for these criminals.
San Francisco’s mayor won’t crack down on people using city as an outdoor toilet
No punishment for bad behavior = more bad behavior. How stupid can this person be? San Francisco stupid!
Hyperbole: Now playing in an echo chamber near you
"The liberal media complex meltdown over the Trump-Putin summit shouldn't be a surprise. Most everyone watching the joint press conference in real time recognized Trump's gaffe, but the resulting hysteria on the left is a clown show unparalleled. Recently, we've watched the lefties jump from one outrage to the next, but this one has an extra layer of zeal that stinks of desperation – or something worse.
The Intelligence Community that Trump slighted is the same Intelligence Community chock-full of Deep State Democrat holdovers from the Obama administration who have been engaged in acts of sedition against our president since well before the election. The president indirectly called them out instead of giving the left the acknowledgement it would have undoubtedly used as a stick with which to further bludgeon him. Many of us wish Trump had chosen the high road, but it's hard to blame him.
Obviously, Trump does not communicate like a seasoned politician. He has communication quirks that obfuscate his message sometimes when he's speaking extemporaneously. He will make a statement that is succinct and clear, as if the words had been memorized. Then, while his brain is busy working on the next thing to say, he will habitually reiterate what he just said, but in different terms that often undermine his point or even change the substance completely. It's frustrating to watch, but actions, not words should be the yardstick by which we measure our leaders. Isn't Trump the antithesis of Obama in this respect? Call it rock-solid actions with a side of careless rhetoric."
Earlier this week, I called Trump a man of action and Obama a man of words. I must recant. Trump is a man of action, of that there is no doubt. But he is also a journeyman with words and one of the very best in negotiations. He is a natural. By implying that Trump was not facile with words I made a mistake.
Obama, however, is not a man of words except when reading other people's speeches from the TelePrompTer. Then he is as good as any Books on Tape reader. But as for his thoughts, he is vacuous. His dead TelePrompTer videos are comedy gold! The man is clueless, and tongue-tied if the TelePrompTer fails.
Trump makes the occasional gaff because he speaks extemporaneously, Obama reads others work. There is no comparison between the two men.
"The hyperbolic assertions on CNN and MSNBC have steadily escalated since 2016. However, terms to describe the summit like "treason," "Kristallnacht," "Pearl Harbor," and "9-11" are a bridge too far, and everyone knows it. What do the MSM hope to gain? For sensible people, hearing outrageous assertions like these results in the immediate dismissal of everything that is said beyond that point. Unhinged hyperbole routinely galvanizes base support behind the president even when he is in the wrong. Yet the lefties continue trying to outdo each other."
The people saying these things place Party, and ideology above country. America is less to them than their cult. They define anti-Americanism and need to be called out for it. In a free society, this is not treason, but it is ugly, and it should be used as a litmus test for how one evaluates whether these are reasonable and reliable individuals or not.
Attempts to undermine the President of the United States while engaged in delicate and profoundly serious diplomatic negotiations used to be unthinkable but happens routinely today.
Trump continues to move ahead, causing the ninnyhammer progressives, and lubberwort anti-Trumpers to lose their minds. The cacophony from this neurasthenia has risen to the din found only in the largest of lunatic asylums.
Whether it is the progressive left, their PR wing, the media, or the never-Trumpers the lot are becoming tiresome and annoying. Every molehill is Mt. Everest, every picayune issue, existential. One can hardly open a newspaper without the hyperbole permanently soiling one's clothing.
Trump waving to Vlad across the room has become the Holocaust. Trump hammering out the most basic elements of North Korean peace the Holodomor. It seems to me we should run out of metaphors quite soon. But I would be foolish should I believe that. No, more likely these lollyknobs will double then triple down on the most well-known stories of genocide and horror, and perhaps we will be treated to history lessons of long forgotten horrors. More likely we will be treated to fictional horrors reiterated as if they were real. How soon before some deluded sod on the left writes of Trump as Sauron. Sigh.
Trump is on target regarding German energy
Yes, Germany is a ship of fools who believe they can wish solutions into reality when they cannot. What next Germany, Unicorn power generation?
The East German Manchurian Candidate running Germany has done more than any person not named Hilter to destroy modern Germany. While it still toddles along, the die has been cast, and the outcome assured.
Trump needs to eliminate the corporate income tax and continue to drive down domestic electrical energy prices with responsible energy policies which should include pressuring foreign nations to begin to develop their tight oil, oil equivalents, and natural gas reserves. Europe has surprising amounts of these resources, but they are unwilling to develop them, and so irresponsibly buy their energy from Russia.
By eliminating the corporate tax rate, Trump could lure many German and European corporations to America with our zero corporate tax rates, high-quality workforce, and low energy cost. That would cure much of Germany's energy imbalance problem since the businesses most likely to be incentivized would be manufacturing businesses using significant amounts of energy. Win/win!
Obama gets too, too cute when he warns of dictators and liars
The intellectual Lilliputian from Chicago speaks, er, lies. It's all he's got so do be too hard on him. But, please, Barry, crawl back under your rock.