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]

Career

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.”

Next

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]

Career

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anatomy of a city descending into administrative chaos – Brooklyn Center

 

Daunte Wright is dead, killed by a police officer. Let’s see if we can follow the response of the government officials. Keep in mind it was the police officer who did the shooting. Now for the scapegoats who must put their career necks  on the block as if that will change anything. Rather the city descends into administrative chaos.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon and Police Officer Kim Potter resigned from their positions April 13, Mayor Mike Elliott announced at a press conference.

Tony Gruenig, commander of the department’s patrol division, was appointed acting chief of the department.

“As of this morning, we have received a resignation letter from officer Kim Potter and in addition to that, we have also received a letter of resignation from the police chief,” Elliott said.

The council fired former City Manger Curt Boganey April 12 and gave Elliott command powers over the police department. Fired for his remark regarding Due Process would be given to the police officer.

“I am in charge (of the police department) ultimately,” Elliott said. “Obviously the acting city manager has day-to-day responsibilities over the department, so that is the chain of command.” From Home Town Source

 

This should work out swell. Then we have Jesse Waters giving us some inconvenient facts.

 I will conclude with this… more truth than fiction I do believe.

Babylon Bee: Media Thrilled To Be Covering Good Kind Of Riots Again…

U.S.—Media organizations across the country announced today they are relieved to be covering the good kind of riots again, now that people are looting Targets for justice again instead of protesting their government.

“It was pretty rough there for a while,” said Rachel Maddow. “We had to cover the dark days of the violent insurrection. But now that people are stealing Nikes to protest racial injustice, we can return to feel-good reporting about the good riots that are happening.”

“It’s just the Spring of Love around here!” she added happily.

Keep reading…

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Florida and its 350,000 yearly newbies- here is what happens

What happens when out of state transplants move to the wonderful state of Florida? Florida gained an average of nearly 1,000 per people per day in 2019, but that number could be even higher in 2020 thanks to the pandemic.

One of the great feats that Florida has managed for the most part has been preparing the necessary infrastructure to insure a continued quality of life. Roads? A few areas are behind the curve, but for the most part one can sail along one heck of a long state in good time. Exception of course are seasonal migrations of the snow birds- Routes 95 and 10 come to mind, and the annual rides one may have to take during Hurricane season. In those cases parts of Florida can easily become a death trap. But much of Florida is undeveloped and farm land.

Florida already has more toll road miles than any other state. So others are not paying for the dream rides.

So now with this mass migration occurring one would think planning ahead might be a good idea for how all of these new Floridians will get about. But alas. The new folks that have arrived have the “last in” syndrome. “Glad I made it”, but I think I will now worry about the wildlife, urban sprawl and the concern that new roads that could bring new communities to spring up.

So let’s get to the heart of the matter: The Proposal

Three proposed new toll roads would add about 330 miles more. (Aric Chokey / Orlando Sentinel)

One road would connect Florida’s Turnpike to the Suncoast Parkway at Crystal River in Citrus County; another would extend the Suncoast north to the Georgia line in Jefferson County, just east of Tallahassee. The third would cut through Florida’s heartland from Collier County in Naples north to Polk County, between Orlando and Tampa.

Florida already has more toll road miles than any other state. Three new toll roads would add about 330 miles more.

Orlando Sentinel:

The old tropes:

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Paving pristine rural areas for three politically-motivated toll roads made no sense even before the coronavirus raged across Florida.

But with COVID-19 hitting the state budget hard, forging ahead with these boondoggles represents a classic case of misguided priorities — right up there with the Cross-Florida Barge Canal.

Given the state’s precarious finances, even the new chairman of the budget-writing Senate Appropriations Committee, Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, is skeptical about the need for these rural roads. Florida’s soaring Medicaid caseloads and the pandemic’s effects on public school budgets are urgent needs, she said, while the state’s long-range infrastructure can wait.

The toll roads were the pet project of former Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, a Bradenton Republican, who made them his one demand in any deal sought by the Florida House and Gov. Ron DeSantis two years ago.

He also said the roads would create more hurricane escape routes, though Georgia officials have since said their roads aren’t prepared for new inroads from Florida. Besides, emergency planners now say it’s better for evacuees to shelter closer to home. ???

(From personal experience don’t count on this one.) My experience with Hurricane Irma.

But I digress:

Galvano also glossed over the dangers to water and wildlife, including the protected Florida panther.

The Bradenton Republican claimed the through-fares would nurture economic growth in isolated communities, even though a significant number of affected communities have since said they don’t want them.

Of course not. Yet the huddled masses will keep yearning to be free in Florida.

Having lived in the Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples area for a number of years, the highways are wonderful. Well marked, four lanes with beautifully landscaped median areas.

Don’t come to Florida bringing your nasty progressive voting habits and unwillingness to share a fine quality of life. Just think about being one of the millions of new voters in 2024. Remember from whence you came and the life you escaped. Share the road.

Biden’s dogs Major and Champ are no more – sent back to Delaware after ‘biting incident’

 

Major and Champ moved into the White House in January and they’re already gone.

According to CNN the Biden’s dogs have been shipped back to Delaware because of a “biting incident” involving WH security.

 

 

Is it any wonder the dogs are the way they are after the mistreatment by Joe? Recall this earlier incident?

Joe Biden supposedly slipped and fractured his foot while playing with his German shepherd Major back in December.

Biden said he was fresh out of the shower when he began chasing Major and tried grabbing his tail when he fell down and broke his foot.

“I’m walking through this little alleyway to get to the bedroom and I grabbed the ball like this and he ran and I was joking running after him to grab his tail. And what happened was he slipped on a throw rug and I tripped on the rug he slid on,” said Biden.

Would you really want to chase after a German Shepard and try and grab their tail?

Nurse Jill Biden:

“I’ve been getting obsessed with getting our dogs settled because we have an old dog and we have a very young dog,” Jill Biden told Kelly Clarkson last month during an appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show.” “They have to take the elevator, they’re not used to that, and they have to go out on the South Lawn with lots of people watching them. So that’s what I’ve been obsessed with, getting everybody settled and calm.”

Sounds like Jill has a lot on her hands.

The condition of the victim was not disclosed but it was serious enough to remove both dogs from the White House.

CNN reported:

The two German Shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were returned to the Biden family home in Delaware last week after aggressive behavior at the White House involving Major Biden, two sources with knowledge tell CNN.

CNN reached out to the White House for comment and did not immediately receive a reply.

Major, who is 3 years old, is the younger of the two Biden dogs, and has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions, including jumping, barking, and “charging” at staff and security, according to the people CNN spoke with about the dog’s demeanor at the White House. The older of Biden’s German Shepherds, Champ, is approximately 13 and has slowed down physically due to his advanced age.

One tell a whole lot about a person about how they treat their animals. Just saying. UPDATE: Traces of Major Biden below:

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Is Chess racist because white goes first?

 

This is bad news for people who are into chess.

Croatian chess player Antonio Radic (aka Agadmator) had his popular chess videos blocked by Google’s YouTube due to unspecified “harmful and dangerous” content.

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon suspect Radic’s discussion of ‘black vs. white’ with a grandmaster accidentally triggered YouTube’s AI filters.

Running simulations with software trained to detect hate speech, they found more than 80 percent of chess videos flagged for hate speech lacked any—but did include terms like ‘black,’ ‘white,’ ‘attack’ and ‘threat.’

Chess Is Racist Because White Moves First

The notion that somehow the ancient pastime of chess is inherently racist due to the rule of white pieces moving first has been broached on an Australian taxpayer-funded national radio network.

 

The controversy arose when the national broadcaster ABC proposed a radio slot on the matter Tuesday and sought an interview with John Adams, an economist who represented the Australian Chess Federation in 2015.

“The ABC have taken the view that chess is RACIST given that white always go first,” he said.

Adams further explained the ABC was looking for a chess offical to comment on whether the rules should be altered.

“Trust the taxpayer funded national broadcaster to apply ideological Marxist frameworks to anything & everything in Australia,” he added.

Just when you think the world cannot go off the rails any further there is always a surprise isn’t there? Censors will be everywhere. Next our phone calls? E-Mails?

Thanks go to Moonbattery for the tip.

 

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Scotlands oldest museum creates ‘Curator of Discomfort’ -“decolonize” Scottish society.

 

What the Vikings and Romans could not do to Great Britain’s culture, now will be done by their own hand. There will be no accurate memory of the past. Only deprecation of what was. A self loathing. Welcome to 1984.

Scotland’s oldest Museum embarks to “decolonize” Scottish society. The position? “Curator of Discomfort.” I thought the Scots had more sense than this. But it is not just this museum. No, the purge is moving through Britain. No doubt it has or soon will arrive in the United States.

It would be more efficient to burn down museums than to appoint vandals as curators. But progressives don’t just want to destroy Western Civilization; they want to defile it first. Culturally speaking, they are not merely murderers. They are murderers who rape, torture, and mutilate their victims. So  comments  Moonbattery

I could not say it any better.

Scotland’s oldest public museum has created the position of ‘Curator of Discomfort’ to take the museum out of its “institutional comfort zone” and confront historical and modern-day “white supremacy”.

On Monday, the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum, which was founded in 1807, announced the creation of the post on social media, tapping left-wing activist Zandra Yeaman to head up the woke project.

In a blog post explaining the Curator of Discomfort position, Ms Yeaman said that it would focus on “looking at ways outside of traditional museum authority to explore the interpretation of contested collections and to design and deliver a series of museum interventions that takes the museum out of the institutional comfort zone”.

Yeaman added that she will embark on “exploring white supremacy as an economic and cultural system in which white western ideals control the power of the text, the material resources and ideas of cultural superiority”.

The newly installed curator went on to say that her goals will extend beyond merely attacking Scottish heritage — which she claimed honours people with “racist ideology” — but will also seek to dismantle “the structural (and institutional) racism that is perpetuated today and transforming comfortable narratives to include the uncomfortable unvarnished truth”.

She concluded by saying that in her efforts, she will seek to partner with “anti-racist activists, communities, academics, heritage institutions and heritage professionals” to “decolonise” Scottish society.

Last year, Edinburgh University removed the name of 18th century Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume from one of its buildings over his now politically incorrect opinions on race.

The woke purge has extended throughout British academiaheritage bodies, and museums alike. In August, for example, the British Museum removed the bust of its founder, Sir Hans Sloane, from its pedestal amid BLM-inspired outrage over his ties to the slave trade.

The Natural History Museum followed suit, launching a review into supposedly “offensive” and “problematic” collections, including exotic birds collected by English naturalist Charles Darwin.

H/T: Breitbart

 

The swamp continues unabated.

Cuomo signs bill banning sale of Confederate flags

Next will be the selling a Trump MAGA hat. This is just the beginning. While admitting that the bill clashes with the First Amendment and needs tweaking, Cuomo says onward and upward with limiting our freedoms. Social media no doubt quick to follow.

This isn’t the biggest story of the day, but tells us all we need to know about the lack of respect that they have for our rights.

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law aimed at banning the sale of “hate symbols” such as the Confederate flag or the swastika on state property — even while admitting the new edict might clash with the First Amendment and be struck down as unconstitutional.

The new law — effective immediately — prohibits the sale of hate symbols on public grounds including state and local fairs, and also severely limits their display unless deemed relevant to serving an educational or historical purpose.

“This country faces a pervasive, growing attitude of intolerance and hate — what I have referred to in the body politic as an American cancer,” Cuomo wrote in his approval message.

“By limiting the display and sale of the confederate flag, Nazi swastika and other symbols of hatred from being displayed or sold on state property, including the state fairgrounds, this will help safeguard New Yorkers from the fear-installing effects of these abhorrent symbols.”

More at  New York Post

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Scottish Hate Crime Bill Would Criminalize Offensive Dinner Table Conversations

 

“Stirring up hate” is the operative phrase. Looks like Scotland’s holiday meals and family get togethers will be subdued events. After all, one could go to jail according to the new hate crime bill.

That includes off-color dinner table conversations with friends and family. Asked whether people would be allowed to speak freely within their own homes, Yousaf said he disagreed “in terms of principle and policy” with the idea of keeping the law out of the living room.

“Let’s just give an example, which is intentionally stirring up hatred against Muslims,” he said. “Are we saying that that is justified because it is in the home?”

Humza Yousaf

 

Here is a look into the gazing ball of what our future here in America soon will look like:

Scotland’s new odious hate crime bill would go so far as to criminalize dinner table conversations if their ‘offensive’ content is reported to police.

“Conversations over the dinner table that incite hatred must be prosecuted under Scotland’s hate crime law,” reports the Times.

Such conversations were previously protected under the Public Order Act 1986, which includes a “dwelling defense” that shields conversations that take place in private homes from being prosecuted, however that would be removed under the new law.

The new bill would add an additional crime of “stirring up hate” against a protected group by “behaving in a threatening or abusive manner, or communicating threatening or abusive material to another person,” as well as the crime of possessing “inflammatory material.”

Critics have argued that the vague term “stirring up hate” could be broadly interpreted and could lead to people like JK Rowling facing criminal charges and up to seven years in prison for expressing views about transgender issues.

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said journalists, writers and theater directors could also be dragged into the courts if their work is deemed to have stirred up “prejudice.”

To get an idea of Yousaf’s mentality, he previously gave a speech to the Scottish Parliament in which he complained that the vast majority of senior positions in Scottish authorities were filled by white people.

Demographically, Scotland is 96% white.

Humza Yousaf says Scotland is Too White

 

 

H/T: Summit News

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When you don’t shoot a killer resisting arrest

 

 

Seems simple enough to me. Follow the directions of the police. Don’t argue, and most of all don’t fight. Don’t return to your car and look like you are reaching or do reach for something.

For some reason we now expect the police to be psychic as to the intent. That they should offer up their lives or serious injury to themselves so that hopped up crazed individuals can act out.

When did this start? This is a new expectation. It is wrong. None of the men who have been shot recently by police that has caused mayhem throughout the country would have been shot if they had simply followed the police instructions.

Everyone resisted arrest and were in a major struggle.

Want to know how things can go very wrong for our men and women in blue? Remember the rules of the game now. No choke holds. No knees on the back.

Call the social workers next time. I am sure it will go much better.

 

Two Black Women – Oprah and Michelle suffering at the hands of white privilege

 

An inconvenient fact. White as an ethnic group is toward the bottom rung in U.S.income. Now we have Oprah out there now joining the chorus of an offended Black woman who made her billions off of suburban White women watching her on T.V. over 20 years.

Oprah owns 10 houses. I own 0. How do I get a refund on my white privilege??

 

First the facts:

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Pat Gray reacts to Billionaire Oprah’s new show where she lectures white people about their racism. Her lesson this week: It doesn’t matter how poor you are, you still have your whiteness.

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone wonder if Michelle is mulling over the VP spot? This virus thing is just the perfect vehicle for redistribution.

 

Obama noted the “power” that would enable what “we” could do to allow such actions. Later in the podcast, Obama said, “It’s not enough to just acknowledge that the pain exists, to acknowledge the struggle, we actually have power we can, we can change so much of what we do, we can sacrifice a little more, we can, we can shift priorities, uh, and not just in our own lives, cause it’s not enough, to just do it in your own life if you’re not willing to do it in our broader policy. You know, if that, if that, if those conversations aren’t going to happen, then we’re just giving lip service to it. You know.

And our man Biden? Game on for him too.

 

 

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp. Bonus: Biden blooper of the day:

What is the mark of a hard core, long time racist? “All you people think alike”

 

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