I didn’t see it coming, the perpetual racisms of the week, however fake or laughable, that kept on piling up in recent years. The Smollett hoax, among them. Leading to what we have now, the murderous Black Lives Matter.
They are the rioters, the looters, the burners. Antifa is small potatoes, comparatively. Mere anarchists. BLM are self-declared Marxists, full-on communists. Who, despite having the perfect whining name, couldn’t care less about black lives. Defunding the police, for instance, will be worst for black neighborhoods, which already are crime-ridden. See Chicago.
For years I avoided the common taters on Fox news, but lately I have been partaking and some of them are quite interesting, even compelling. Such as Jesse Watters of Watters’ World. He’s a good video editor too. Hey, he even promoted personal fireworks on the 4th, when most cities outlaw them. Cool.
UPDATE: L.A. took notice, firing thousands of Roman candles into the air instead of at the police, as occurred elsewhere.
You were (so far) relatively safe if you lived in southwest Minneapolis. Otherwise…700 buildings were damaged, burned or destroyed. How many livelihoods?
“Cities like Minneapolis will struggle for years to overcome the destruction of these riots…Rioters burned down the very club where George Floyd had worked. They also wreaked havoc on the local community, black and white alike…It is absolutely heinous that speaking out about this destruction is considered anathema on the left.”
Which is why we don’t often see a map of the scale of the destruction, except on very bold media, like the Federalist, which NBC and Google are coincidentally (?) trying to shut down.
Via PJMedia (one of the very bold).
Many seniors, it seems, prefer weed to opiods. But that’s mainly in states where it’s legal. It’s still illegal to buy or use in Texas and many other places.
If the House ever gets around to legalizing it country-wide, as many reps have said they want, and the Senate concurs (a bigger if), it may become as common as alcohol. Wouldn’t that be a kick?
Bar, tired of battling with Apple over a mistaken id, has a new Android phone. Unfortunately, we haven’t figured out how to run the old locator from the iphones on the Android. Took enough time to get the imessage working and there’s no delivered/read indicator for them. Tiresome.
UPDATE: We found a perfect locator replacement in the Life360 app, which is basically free and tracks in real-time. Whew.
Back when I was a police reporter I covered fires and crime scenes at which the Salvation Army invariably showed up and dispensed coffee and donuts free of charge. Even to reporters. With no religious talk whatsoever.
I like to donate stuff to them instead of Goodwill with its high-paid executives, and will double-down on the commitment now that the Sally is under assault from the Left. Who isn’t?
“We believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population,” The Salvation Army said in a statement after Chick-fil-A announced its decision [to stop contributing to them for their alleged discrimination]. As the Wall Street Journal concluded, “Considering it serves nearly 25 million people every year, that’s likely true.”
Watching a Bob Hope-James Cagney dance routine (yes, Hope could dance) I was reminded of this recent essay by historian Victor Davis Hanson:
“Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless. We are regulators, auditors, bureaucrats, adjudicators, censors, critics, plaintiffs, defendants, social media junkies and thin-skinned scolds. A distant generation created; we mostly delay, idle and gripe.”