Minn City Council Candidate Encourages Rioters to Burn Down Wealthy Neighborhoods


Looks like the Minneapolis City Council is looking for a few good Marxists to join their radical group. First a candidate to round out this group and then we will visit a couple of the members.

A Minneapolis City Council candidate publicly encouraged Black Lives Matter rioters who “feel like burning sh-t down” to target wealthy communities instead of poor ones.

Margarita “Rita” Ortega


Police are now investigating her for making a “credible threat,” according to reports. Margarita “Rita” Ortega wrote on her personal Facebook page that “the poor community is not your oppressors” and claimed that the wealthy community of Lake of the Isles has “more then [sic] needed.”

So let’s wander over to the Council and meet a couple of the members.

The Minneapolis City Council is the legislative branch of the City of Minneapolis. It consists of 13 members, elected from separate wards to four-year terms. The Council is dominated by members of the DFL (the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party), with a total of 12 members. The Green Party of Minnesota has one member, Cam Gordon.


First a couple of the transgendered members.

Phillipe Cunningham (born July 7, 1987) is the city councilperson for Minneapolis Ward 4 and one of the first openly transgender men to be elected to public office in the United States.[2][3][4] In the Minneapolis City Council election, 2017, Cunningham won over 20-year incumbent Barb Johnson by 157 votes.[5][6] Cunningham identifies as black, queer, and transgender.[7]

Early life and education

Cunningham was born in Streator, Illinois, where he lived until he was 18.[8] His father worked as a unionized tractor mechanic/builder for more than forty years, while his mother was a dry cleaner employee; he is their only child.[9] He studied at Mills College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale before transferring to DePaul University,[8] where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese studies.[10] He transitioned during his junior year at DePaul,[8] inspired by the life and work of Lou Sullivan.[11]


Prior to his election to public office, Cunningham worked as a special education teacher in the South Side of Chicago[5] and for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. He also worked as Senior Policy Aide and Advisor for Education, Youth Success, Racial Equity, and LGBTQ Rights for the Office of the Mayor of Minneapolis.[10]

On July 10, 2015, when same-sex marriage was legalized, Cunningham married Lane Cunningham, who is an IT professional at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities .[12] They met at the Victory 44, a popular restaurant until its closing in 2017.[13]

Here he is out on the “stump.”


Andrea Jenkins (born 1961) is an American policy aide, politician, writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is known for being the first black openly transgender woman elected to public office in the United States,[1] serving since January 2018 on the Minneapolis City Council.

Personal life

Jenkins is a performance artist, poet, and writer who identifies as bisexual and queer.[18][19] She is a grandmother. Her own mother now lives in Ward 8. She has a partner of eight years. Jenkins was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis in 2018.[20]

She has participated in the Trans Lives Matter movement and chaired the board of Intermedia Arts.[3] In 2015, Jenkins was grand marshal of the Twin Cities Pride Parade.[18] Jenkins has cited Barack ObamaHarold Washington, the Black Panther PartyJeremiah Wright, and Jesse Jackson as having influenced her to be involved with politics.[21]

Jenkins moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota in 1979 and was hired by the Hennepin County government, where she worked for a decade. Jenkins worked as a staff member on the Minneapolis City Council for 12 years before beginning work as curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota‘s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

Born in 1961, Andrea Jenkins was raised in North Lawndale, Chicago.[2][3] She has said she grew up in “a low-income, working-class community” and “lived in some pretty rough places.” She was raised by a single mother, Shirley Green, who was “very loving and very much concerned that we get a good education.”[4]

When she was young and still presenting as male, she participated in the Cub Scouts and played football at Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy before moving to Minneapolis in 1979 to attend the University of Minnesota.[2][3][5]

In her 20s, Jenkins came out as gay, married a woman, became a parent, and divorced.[5] At 30, she began to outwardly present as female and returned to college to finish her bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University, which she followed by earning two master’s degrees–an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University and an MS in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University.[2][5][6] During which, Jenkins worked as a vocational counselor for the Hennepin County government.[5]


Jenkins worked for a decade as a vocational counselor with Hennepin County.[2][5] In 2001, Robert Lilligren, who was running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council, asked Jenkins to be a part of his campaign.[5] After his election, Jenkins joined Lilligren’s staff where she worked as an aide for four years.[7]



Abdi Warsame – no doubt on his way to Congress.

Abdi Warsame (SomaliCabdi WarsameArabic: عبدي وارسام‎) (born 1978) is a Somali-American politician in Minnesota’s Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. After moving to London as an asylum-seeker, he immigrated to Minnesota in 2006. In November 2013, he was elected to the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first Somali official to be elected to the position.[1] Warsame was reelected for a second term in 2017. Some information indicates he resigned in March of 2020 to take a position in Housing however he is listed as voting later in the year,

Early life and education

Warsame was born on March 5, 1978 in MogadishuSomalia.[1][2] In the late-1980s, and his family sought asylum in London.[1] Warsame earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Middlesex University. He also holds a master’s degree in International Business from the University of Greenwich.[3] In 2006, Warsame immigrated to Minneapolis, Minnesota.[3]

Warsame first entered politics in 2011, while working on Mohamud Noor‘s campaign for a state Senate seat on a DFL ticket.[1]

Warsame was the founder and spokesperson for the Citizen’s Committee for Fair Redistricting, which took part in the Minneapolis redistricting process. The group lobbied the Minneapolis Charter Commission to redraw the municipality’s political districts so as to maximize the East African community’s vote.[1] The commission concurred and established a number of new precincts in Ward 6.[4][5]

2013 Election

Warsame ran in the 2013 Minneapolis municipal elections to represent Ward 6 on the Minneapolis City Council.[1]

Somali-American professionals contributed significantly to Warsame’s election campaign. 

Personal life

Warsame is married and has four children.[3] He is a resident of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, which is home to the largest concentration of Somalis outside of East Africa.[1]

Move the clip to 2:15 to miss the Somali talk.


So much for the swamp today. More on the other members later.








39 Responses to “Minn City Council Candidate Encourages Rioters to Burn Down Wealthy Neighborhoods”

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  2. Steve Dennis Says:

    I’ll be surprised if she doesn’t win, it sounds like she should fit right in. It is shocking to me that we have all of these people in our government calling for and encouraging violence and nothing is done about it. Remember all the crap Trump took when he joked about how cops should “accidentally” bump criminals heads against the car when they are putting them in the cruiser? That was nothing compared to what they are saying now!

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  3. geeez2014 Says:

    Honestly, Bunkerville, sometimes I can’t even read thru your excellent posts…..just that top part about ‘burning shit down’ (what kind of female politician should even use that language let alone call for what she clearly IS?) is enough to renew prescriptions 🙂 !!!
    Transgender…..have you seen that commercial on TV? “We have to be on the air so people know how to deal with us” (I paraphrase only slightly)…. No, you don’t.
    I am so tired of their term PROGRESSIVE….let’s please go back to LIBERALS, they don’t like that. 🙂 There is nothing progressive about any of these awful people.

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  4. Always On Watch Says:

    Gah! What a band of freaks!

    Liked by 5 people

  5. peter3nj Says:

    Hard to believe Minnesota, the make believe backdrop for “Little House On The Prairie.”

    Liked by 2 people

    • lgbmiel Says:

      Different people, different times.

      Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Peter… they are just getting started…. The Somali fellow: After moving to London as an asylum-seeker, he immigrated to Minnesota in 2006. In November 2013, he was elected to the Minneapolis City Council, becoming the first Somali official to be elected to the position.[1]
      They will hold the cities hostage….a lot easier.


      • peter3nj Says:

        Don’t be so hard on these miscreants from the third world after all they’re merely on a mission to turn Amerika into the hell holes they fled from. It’s their way of thanking us for taking them in and suckling them on our government teat. The best we can hope for is they scale the walls of the progressive elites gated communities and commandeer their homes and all they own. Now that would be true progress!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Mustang Says:

        I wonder if the miscreants realize that Canada is offering unlimited supplies of free gold coins to Africans willing to migrate north?

        Liked by 1 person

      • bunkerville Says:

        Since the city now has gone to “rank voting” – pick your three favorite candidates…. the Somalis should do just fine over the next couple of years taking out whitey…. I wonder if the kid Mayor has figured this out yet.


    • Mustang Says:

      “Little House on the Prairie” was one of those myths created by a nitwit related to the Delano family and later Hollywood fiction artists to redefine what actually happened in the post-Civil War period. The Ingalls squatted on Indian land, plain and simple.

      The long and short of this story is that Minnesota was taken away from tribalists only later to become possessed by other tribalists, which, insofar as I can tell, never made a single contribution to humanity over the past 3,000 years. In any case, Minnesota has been a thoroughly corrupt society from its beginning. At first, controlled by rabid white racists and corrupt officials who were nearly as bad as the tyrants in territorial New Mexico, it has now transformed itself into a society dominated by black racists and corrupt officials nearly on the same scale as Michigan, Maryland, California, and New Mexico. They call themselves “progressive,” but I think they’re only kidding. Personally, I’m looking forward to our first Somali president. Since we’ve already had a Kenyan president, it must be Somalia’s turn at-bat. We Americans obviously require less common sense and more ethnic diversity, particularly from among people who have never made a single contribution to humanity over the past 3,000 years — well, maybe except for their penchant for changing their sex or dressing in drag. Maxine Waters would definitely be a good fit for Minnesota.

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  6. nrringlee Says:

    OK, let us look on the sunny side of things. Speaking as a frustrated and long ignored watchman calling out the dangers of communism overseas and the Progressive New Left in America I have come to one firm conclusion. The protected and coddled American people, public educated and lulled in to a sense of dull complaisance must have an example rammed down their throats to knock them back in to the real world. It might as well be Minneapolis. It could very well be Portland or Seattle or San Francisco but it looks like the sheep of Minneapolis are the first to sign up for the Khmer Rouge Games of 2021. Let it be so. The folks who have enabled this madness are the same folks who live in these ‘upscale’ neighborhoods. Let them have a taste of the consequences. The consequences of their choices and decisions will be the only means of teaching them that fascism is not the answer to that which ails our society. Let them get a good taste of it.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I am of the same mind. After I posted this it came to mind that this indeed might just do the trick. Better yet let them come to the smaller cities in rural America. Last summer BLM made a wrong turn and came into Lancaster PA on a Friday night thinking of spending some time over an incident. The leader was arrested post haste, Arrested and charged with a felony with bail set at a million dollars. By Saturday they had cleared out and moved on. Monday morning said criminal had his bond reduced, still he spent the weekend in jail.

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    • lgbmiel Says:

      I agree. With sane, rational people that would work. These people aren’t sane or rational. That’s the problem.

      The other problem is that their craziness spills over into our lives. It doesn’t stay contained in within city boundaries. It spreads and affects — sorry, infects, the entire Country.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Something to be said that Eisenhower’s highways were the beginning of the end of America. It destroyed our lovely rural community for one. Now with the pandemic they have learned they can live anywhere and make a living and spread their progressive virus throughout.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Absolutely agree.

      I would certainly never encourage anyone to break the law, especially any activity that results in loss of life or property. But I think it is fair to say that if a cow kicked over a kerosene lantern and the entire city burned down, no “normal person” would miss it. And if we really cared about the plight of the Sioux Indians, we’d give the hulking mass of ashes back to them with our profound apologies and promise never to encroach on Sioux land ever again, forever. Then, perhaps, the 80,000 Islamist Somalis presently living in the Twin Cities area would pack up and move back to … well, I suppose Somalia and life in the Old Northwest would (in around another 100 years) return to some semblance of normalcy.

      Socratic question for today: Who in their right mind votes for a city council consisting mostly of psychopaths?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Mustang, your last sentence raises an interesting question. Who in their right mind elects a senile old man as President? Biden will now take over their police department and they will gladly succumb to the Federal government since they have not a clue about how to run a government.

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      • Mustang Says:

        Ergo, America has become a land of psychopaths. Glad I’m old.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. markone1blog Says:


    My condolences to you for having to waded through the sewage main break of this liberal lot.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    And I believe “Rita” will be prosecuted when Maxine waters is.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I am of the personal opinion that I will not play along with these mental degenerates and refer to them with their own personal pronouns. XX = female, XY = Male.
    I will not call an XX “He”.

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