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Apr 07 2019

Why Nobody Wants to Police Portland

As mentioned earlier, law enforcement agencies from the surrounding area have begun to balk at helping to police Portland out of concern for their officers, because attempting to enforce the law in a city run by moonbats like Mayor Ted Wheeler is not the job they signed up for. Unfortunately for Portland, nobody else wants to sign up for it either.

Officers are retiring left and right. Replacing them is not easy in the current environment. Those willing to take the job are not always the cream of the crop:

Portland police are struggling to fill officer vacancies as recruits wash out during probation at about double the rate they have in the past. …

The failed recruits couldn’t perform on the job, had problems multi-tasking or making good decisions under stress during field training, [Assistant Chief Chris] Davis said. Others decided on their own that the job wasn’t working out for them or were terminated due to misconduct, he said.

Getting even subpar recruits has been difficult, due to a variety of factors including a sclerotic bureaucracy that takes nearly a year to process an applicant and the attitude toward police that prevails in a city dominated by moonbats. It can’t help that municipal government sides with leftist hooligans against both peaceful citizens and law enforcement.

The Portland PD has been relying on overtime to get sufficient manpower on the street. That is not a permanent solution. The only permanent solution would be to scale back the moonbattery. Yet Wheeler et al only continue to double down on it.

Matt Christiansen sums up the situation:

On tips from Pork_Soda.

Apr 05 2019

Portland’s Unfair Fair Access in Renting

Why is housing such an issue in Left Coast cities? Portland offers a clue by threatening to inflict Fair Access in Renting:

It would require landlords to give a 72-hour notice before taking applications for a rental property, and would require them to then process those applications on a first-come first-serve basis, rather than picking through a stack of applications to pick someone of their choosing.

Owning property is major responsibility. You have to be very particular who you rent it out to, or the property can be rendered useless. But discriminating would be discriminatory.

It sets guidelines for traditional barriers to renting, like income ratios, low credit scores, and even criminal histories.

For instance, a person could not be denied solely based on the fact that they have a felony conviction older than seven years or a misdemeanor conviction older than three years.

Leftists see reality as a Manichean struggle between the oppressors and the oppressed, and themselves as benign dictators who grind the former into the ground on behalf of the latter. Per liberal ideology, property owners are oppressors. Therefore, landlords are well advised to steer clear of cities run by moonbats. This state of affairs does not make housing more readily available for the supposedly oppressed.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Apr 04 2019

Portland Hate Hoax Mania

Hate crimes recently exploded in Portland. Experience suggests that they are hoaxes. The New York Post reports:

[In February], Sophia Gabrielle Stanford was at the center of a fundraising campaign. The GoFundMe page described the trans activist as a victim of a “brutal and aggressively blatant hate crime” in which assailants had beaten her unconscious with a bat in southeast Portland.

Emergency services had found Stanford on the sidewalk with scrapes to his [I’m assuming “Sophia” is a guy] face and knuckles, smelling of alcohol. Apparently, he had drunkenly fallen and hit his head. The responding officer reports that Stanford threatened,

“If you don’t treat me right, my people will get you.”

“My people” would refer to militant sexual deviants, who have used crybully tactics to establish themselves as more equal than the other animals.

Hate hoaxes do more than exert power on behalf of identity groups. They can also turn a nice profit. Stanford wasn’t in the hospital long enough for police to give him belongings he lost during the incident — and yet:

The GoFundMe page stated that Stanford had suffered a “serious concussion” and would need intensive physical therapy, CT scans and counseling.

A bias crimes unit investigated, but could not substantiate Stanford’s claims. Nonetheless, he raked in about $10,000.

This set off local copycats. One week after Stanford’s drunken stumble,

Jenny Bruso, a self-described fat-queer activist, posted a claim on Facebook and Twitter that echoed Stanford’s harrowing story. She said that her partner, Brie Jones, was attacked by “two young white men” in a maroon SUV who pulled up beside her at a busy intersection, called her a homophobic slur and threw a full can of beer at her face.

Yet no one witnessed the attack.

When Bruso’s post went viral on Facebook and commenters raised questions about the incident, she deleted the post.

According to Portland police, there is no case number for the alleged incident. Bruso hostilely rejected attempts to learn more.

Portland became awash in transphobic hate crimes:

[T]he number of alleged hate attacks ballooned through uncorroborated and vague online rumors. These stories were then amplified by progressive media, nonprofit groups, businesses and politicians.

Militant deviants and their allies exploited the wave of fake violence to work themselves into a lather of belligerent victimhood. The Proud Boys were blamed for imaginary attacks that were not reported to police, yet included kidnapping and murder

“These are the faces of the attackers that have been terrorizing the queer/trans community lately. If you see any of these faces in public, hit them with a brick, because the police don’t do anything to stop it,” read one widely shared post on Instagram. It included a group photo of the men and names.

This constitutes incitement to violence. Artificially posing as a victim is an increasingly aggressive act these days.

Mayor/Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler, the Democratic Socialists of America, and the Portland Mercury all took part in spreading or amplifying the torrent of hoaxes.

Those who spread the rumors were cheered for bringing “awareness” to LGBT issues. Lost in all this was any concern for the people victimized in the process.

These include the falsely accused Robert Zerfing, who has been inundated with death threats.

Hate hoaxes are characterized by “lack of evidence, reluctance to cooperate with police, sensational claims, the presence of fundraising and the involvement of radical activists.” These hallmark features were conspicuous during Portland hate hoax mania.

Please welcome Sophia Gabrielle Stanford and Jenny Bruso to the Hate Hoax List. They are to be congratulated for raising awareness — that is, awareness that moonbattery is a lie.

On a tip from rpp618.

Apr 03 2019

Neighboring Law Enforcement Pulls Back From Portland

As they sink into moonbattery, Left Coast cities could become pariah jurisdictions, shunned by law enforcement from surrounding areas. Again, Portland blazes a trail into dysfunction:

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts wrote to his deputies, “I will not place our staff at unnecessary personal risk when acting under law and authority as a police officer.”

In the letter, he explains, if a Clackamas County deputy responds to a case within Portland’s jurisdiction and it results in the use of force, that deputy can be held financially liable in court.

The leftist kooks running Portland tend to side with criminals. They turned down Roberts’ request to have the city cover legal expenses for his deputies when they assist Portland police. Law enforcement officers run a high risk of getting sued for doing their job in cities where moonbattery prevails.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office as well as the suburban Vancouver Police Department may join the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in restricting cooperation with the Portland PD. This could mean turning down Portland when it needs more manpower for crowd control during the Antifa riots that characterize the City of Roses. It could also affect SWAT operations and hinder drug and gang investigations. Despite exceptions, even life-threatening situations could be impacted.

Portland has come to an inevitable fork in the road. It can have law & order, or it can have moonbattery. Since it is likely to choose the latter, it may have to follow the Chicago precedent and just surrender to the criminals.

According to ICE, Mayor Ted Wheeler et al created “a zone of terror and lawlessness” when they allowed Occupy vermin to lay siege to a local facility for weeks on end. If moonbattery continues unchecked, the entire city may soon constitute a zone of terror and lawless.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Mar 21 2019

Travel a Portland Multi-Use Path

Bike paths are a priority in cities run by moonbats. Other characteristics of cities run by moonbats include widespread vagrancy and general social decay. Consequently, bike paths don’t always resemble a road through the Mister Rogers neighborhood. For example, a multi-use path in Portland is usable only by riffraff. From KGW8:

Bicyclists are frustrated over the mess that appears to be out of control along the I-205 multi-use path.

Many said the path is harder and harder to use because of all the trash and homeless tents spread out on it. Some said they do not feel safe going through there anymore.

Consequently, cyclists have been refusing to use the path.

When a KGW crew was on the path Monday, they witnessed several people using drugs and yelling profanities. Our crew did not feel very safe either.

Good thing we don’t have to take the path ourselves to see how bad it is. We can just take a video tour:

On a tip from Steve T.

Feb 03 2019

Portland Resolution Against White Supremacy

Liberals can relax now. White supremacy is no longer a threat. Portland has issued a resolution condemning it:

It’s always nice to see our friend Jo Ann Hardesty again. If we continue on our current path, we will find ourselves increasingly ruled by people like her.

“Alt Right” in the context of her brand of politics can be defined as “anything to the right of all the way left.” Open hostility from local government on the basis of political views does not bode well for the future of civil society.

Entitled “The City of Portland Condemns White Supremacist and Alt-Right Hate Groups,” the resolution presents the following definition of white nationalism, which it also stridently condemns:

the belief that national identity should be built around white ethnicity, and that white people should therefore maintain both a demographic majority and dominance of the nation’s culture and public life

The main reason North America and Europe face the existential threat of demographic transformation is that nonwhites throughout the world exhibit a strong preference for living in nations where whites have a “demographic majority and dominance of the nation’s culture and public life” rather than their own countries. Maybe the Portland City Council should issue another resolution condemning the swarthy white nationalists who have inundated the southern border.

Alarmingly, although the resolution acknowledges that “free speech is a core principle of American democracy,” it counters this by stressing that “every person shall be responsible for the abuse of this right” (emphasis in original). Free speech is respected, but not if you say something these Jacobins disagree with; then you are an Alt Right white nationalist, who does not deserve free speech.

The immediate application of the demented resolution will be increased “training” — i.e., intensive brainwashing with corrosive Cultural Marxist ideology.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Feb 02 2019

Portland 7/11 Not Allowed to Annoy Bums

If a business is forced to resort to blasting out a sound like a dog whistle to keep derelicts from scaring all the customers away, and the bums object because it would be too much trouble to go sit on the sidewalk doing nothing somewhere else, which side do you suppose bureaucrats and the media would side with in moonbattery-addled Portland?

You are correct. Confirmation:

Whoever works the counter at that 7/11 during the night shift deserves combat pay.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Jan 18 2019

Portland City Commissioner Denounces White Men

Everyone has a right to be heard in a democracy — except noncompliant white guys. They need to shut up. Because privilege. Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty explains.

She denounces “disruptions” at City Council meetings, which she said in a press release “seem to be caused largely by a small group of white men who use their privilege to: Act disruptive, Act disrespectful, Act self-centered.”

Lest anyone miss the point that they are to be defined as white men, Hardesty drives it home repeatedly.

“The reality is that they are white men who think it is their job to come in and disrupt city council,” Hardesty told KOIN 6 News…

Hardesty, a former activist who looks the part, just started on the Council at the beginning of the year. She remembers what it is like not to be in power and want to be heard. However,

“As someone who has spent time a lot of time on the other side of this podium demanding accountability, I find it chilling and disrespectful that there are a few white men who think that everything this council does is about them. It isn’t.”

Nothing is about white men anymore. Except the Two Minutes Hate.

Hardesty denounced Oregon for being “a state built on white supremacy” and scolded the disruptive white guys who speak up at meetings, snarling, “you should be aware that using your privilege in this way cannot continue.”

Behaving obnoxiously at City Council meetings is bad, but evidently being white is worse.

Asked if he believes race is a part of this issue, Mayor Ted Wheeler told KOIN, “Jo Ann is factually correct.”

Wheeler is a white guy himself. But he is also a moonbat, who obediently says what is politically correct. That makes all the difference.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Nov 28 2018

Portland: The Bloom Is Off the City of Roses

There is no need to import the sh**holes of Central America and the rest of the Third World when we have our own, vibrant with moonbattery. As documented here on a regular basis, Portland is prominent among them. San Francisco may top it as America’s epicenter of excrement, but Portland offers serious competition when it comes to depravity, degeneracy, and moonbattery in general, as Paul Joseph Watson demonstrates:

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 17 2018

Portland Cache of Sniper Rifles

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler set the liberal media’s hair aflame by proclaiming that Patriot Prayer countermoonbats brought a so-called “cache” of rifles to the roof of a parking garage prior to an August 4 protest.

Portland Mercury denounced the “right-wing provocateurs.” “Why didn’t the mayor know?” Willamette Week demanded. Characteristically, Newsweek outdoes the rest for breathless hysteria:

Members of the far-right group Patriot Prayer armed with sniper rifles had to be “redirected” from a rooftop ahead of a planned march in Portland, Oregon, police have revealed. …

Patriot Prayer, who deny allegations they are a hate group, have staged several rallies in Portland in recent months, each one breaking out into violence and being met with counterdemonstrations.

Making a point of stating that they deny they are a “hate group” is of course the media’s unsubtle way of calling them a hate group, even if the victims of their alleged hate are left unspecified.

Hate group snipers have taken over the rooftops of Portland! Hide the women and children!

A more responsible report from The Oregonian explains what really happened:

Police said they found four people on top of a parking garage at Southwest First Avenue and Jefferson Street on Aug. 4 with three rifles, all in cases.

Some cache.

They let the police inspect the rifles, none of which was loaded and only two of which were even assembled.

The men told police they planned to stay at the garage and “act as a quick extraction team” in case someone from their group was injured during the demonstration.

This is a concern because Patriot Prayer rallies are invariably set upon by Antifa goons spoiling for a fight — thus the violence that Newsweek implies is the fault of Patriot Prayer.

A sergeant instructed the men to store the rifles in a locked container in the back of one of their pickups and place any ammunition in a different part of the truck, and they complied. Police made no arrests.

No laws were broken and there was no imminent danger to the public, police said Tuesday.

Nonetheless, the cache of sniper rifles hysteria sparked by Wheeler and amplified by the media may help him impose new restrictions on the First Amendment rights of assembly and free speech:

Portland may put new restrictions on when and where protesters may demonstrate if the groups protesters belong to have a history of violence, Wheeler announced.

The ordinance, a draft copy of which was circulated by the mayor’s office, would also allow Wheeler to restrict protests if public safety “is being threatened or will be threatened” or if there is “a substantial likelihood of violence at the planned demonstrations.”

Given Wheeler’s history of refusing to maintain law and order when his fellow leftists run riot (see here and here), it is highly likely that the new restrictions would apply only to right-of-center groups like Patriot Prayer.

On tips from Pork_Soda.

Oct 12 2018

Motorist Attacked by Portland Mob Could Be Prosecuted

Last weekend Antifa goons were allowed to run amok in Portland, making the streets nearly impassable and bullying an elderly motorist and a woman in a wheelchair. Now Mayor/Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler et al. are reasserting their authority by asking the hooligans to step forward — but only so that they can serve as witnesses against the terrorized motorist. That’s how things work when moonbats are in charge.

The motorist did turn right through a crosswalk when he didn’t have the light, but evidently because he was terrified (with good reason) of the mob of moonbats who had taken over the streets (without a permit) using as a pretext the usual Black Lives Matter B.S. No one was reported hurt, but his car sustained $3,000 worth of damage after the moonbats set upon it.

Local news coverage of the incident:

On top of the damage to his car, the driver could be in big trouble:

Portland police are seeking witnesses to a collision at Southwest 4th Avenue and Madison Street on Saturday, in which the driver of a silver Lexus slowly pushed through a crowd of protesters crossing the street. …

A spokesman for the bureau says officers may forward evidence to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office without additional witnesses, but having the pedestrians’ statements might strengthen a case against the driver [if] prosecutors decide to bring one.

The lesson: if you are attacked by the liberal mob in Portland, do not report it to the police or you may be prosecuted.

On a tip from Brian B.

Oct 09 2018

Antifa Anarchy Makes Portland Streets Unpassable

As the Democrat Party veers ever farther into extremism, it will find increasing use for the modern Left’s answer to the Brownshirts. Already Antifa can count on the support of Portland’s Democrat Mayor and Police Commissioner Ted Wheeler (see here and here). Consequently, these vermin run riot there, as we saw over the weekend:

The usefulness of Antifa even extends to directing traffic:

On tips from Varla, Dragon’s Lair, and 1-Bodhisattva. Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Aug 27 2018

Portland Man Constructs Homosexual Partner out of Garbage

What do they put in the water in Portland that makes so many so wacky? In a story from last winter that almost slipped past, a maladjusted man builds himself a gay paramour out of discarded wine cartons:

Mike Schneider, who is an operations manager at Louis Vuitton in Portland, told Vice he “self medicated through wine” after he was dumped by a boyfriend in 2015.

“Though I’m over the breakup now,” he told Vice. “I always thought it would be sad, funny, and a little sweet to make a companion from the empty cartons left over.”

Sad, definitely. Sweet? You be the judge.

On a tip from Ken in Florida.

Aug 26 2018

Portland Occupy ICE Aftermath

As noted previously (see here, here, and here), Occupy ICE vermin laid prolonged siege to ICE facilities in Portland, in the belief that the United States should not defend its borders from massive foreign invasion. Local authorities mostly sided with the hippies against their own country. The siege began on June 17; on July 25, when authorities finally cleared out the last of them, the hippies left behind the copious residue that is found wherever leftists have gathered. Their 15,000 pounds of garbage cost taxpayers $24,742 to clean up, according to city officials.

City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly offers her infuriating thoughts in the aftermath:

The Founding Fathers would be surprised to learn that foreign invaders have a constitutional right to unlawfully occupy our country.

If only ICE could deport Chloe and every other treasonous moonbat working to destroy America.

For background as well as aerial footage of the mess moonbats made, let’s go back a month and hear from Danielle Outlaw, Portland’s Chief of Police:

It should be noted that the Commissioner of Police is Ted Wheeler, who is also Mayor and a barking moonbat. He aggressively sided with the Occupy ICE hippies, refusing to uphold law and order even when federal agents were trapped in the building and pleaded for help. His stance created “a zone of terror and lawlessness” according to a cease and desist letter ICE sent to Wheeler.

One more video, to see what those who live and work in the area had to put up with 24 hours per day for over a month because the city government refused to put a stop to it (sorry about the spelling):

Maybe the mistake was ICE calling municipal authorities rather than the Orkin Man.

On tips from Pork_Soda.

Jul 12 2018

Abolish ICE Moonbats Arrested in Portland

Looks like the cops finally got fed up with the hippy anti-ICE antics in Portland. Eight Abolish ICE moonbats were arrested Wednesday morning for blocking a van that was trying to leave an ICE facility.

Too bad they didn’t use firehoses and truncheons in the video below, but mace and tasers can be fun too. Sorry about the moonbat language:

The restraint of law enforcement personnel in the face of moonbattery never ceases to amaze.

On a tip from Hungry Horace.

Jul 02 2018

Moonbat Infestation at Portland ICE Holding Facility

Incited by the media’s contrived separated illegal alien children propaganda barrage, moonbats have laid siege to a Portland ICE holding facility, clogging up the surrounding area with their characteristic clutter and filth.

The facility has been closed since June 20 due to the moonbat infestation but is open today on a modified schedule.

Although a mob of radicals closed a government detention facility on behalf of foreign invaders, it took more than a week to generate even this much of a response:

Nine people were arrested on Thursday, June 28 after federal officers in riot gear moved in to clear the entrance to the ICE building.

Seven protesters were charged with failing to comply with directions given by law enforcement officers, and blocking the building’s entrances. The charges are Class C misdemeanors and the protesters were released, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon.

An eighth moonbat is being held for interfering with a peace officer.

As officers cleared the entrance Thursday morning, truckloads of tents, boards, even a couch, were hauled away from the entrance.

But plenty of crap remains.

This being Portland, local government sided with the mob.

Mayor Ted Wheeler, who also serves as police commissioner, has declined to provide assistance from the Portland Police Bureau to Department of Homeland Security during the siege.

Other measures that were taken by Homeland Security include playing Metallica to keep the moonbats awake at night and, allegedly, placing cardboard cutouts of officers in the windows to make them seem frighteningly numerous. Oh, and this:

One officer walked around with an eagle mask on his head.

Also, they passed out fliers:

The Occupy vermin have been behaving as you would expect:

Nearly two dozen calls have been made to Portland Police related to the encampment. Several were noise complaints; another was a call about assault. … The complainant, who was in a motorized wheelchair, said the subjects were messing with her chair and hitting her in the head.

Why is this tolerated? Do they not make fire hoses anymore?

On tips from Pork_Soda.

Jun 29 2018

Harvey Milk Gets a Street Named After Him in Portland

Harvey Milk, whose political career consisted of 11 months on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is revered among liberals for having been a pervert. He expressed his deviancy by sexually preying on troubled children. One of them was a 16-year-old runaway named Jack Galen McKinley who later committed suicide.

He was also a hate hoaxer who bombed his own camera store and an ally of mass murdering cult leader Jim Jones:

Milk occasionally spoke at Jones’s San Francisco–based headquarters, promoted Jones through his newspaper columns, and defended the Peoples Temple from its growing legion of critics. Jones provided conscripted “volunteers” for Milk’s campaigns to distribute leaflets by the tens of thousands. Milk returned the favor by abusing his position of public trust on behalf of Jones’s criminal endeavors.

Milk aided and abetted Jones’ abduction of a 6-year-old boy who later died at Jonestown, along with 275 other children.

The moonbats who control most everything lionize this scoundrel for having come to personify homosexuality. The Navy named a ship after him. Obama granted him a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom. His face is on a US postage stamp. California celebrates Harvey Milk Day on May 22.

The latest:

Now, city officials in Portland, Oregon, have voted to rename a 13-block section of one of the city’s major streets, Southwest Stark Street, after Harvey Milk…

Portland’s Southwest Stark Street is at the center of the largely LGBTQ Burnside Triangle neighborhood.

Gay militants embrace Harvey Milk as their hero:

According to an article at LGBTQNation.com, “this change symbolizes the districts history as well as the legacy of Harvey Milk.”

You are said to be a bad person if you don’t find this aspect of modern society appealing.

On a tip from David Hildoer.

Jun 28 2018

Local Media Helps Criminal Homeless Make Portland Unlivable

Break out the sad violins; Portland’s moonbat media proves that the criminal homeless are oppressed:

One in every two arrests made by the Portland Police Bureau last year was of a homeless person, an analysis by The Oregonian/OregonLive has found.

The number of arrests is dramatically disproportionate to Portland’s homeless population. People experiencing homelessness represent a tiny fraction of the city’s overall population — well below 3 percent even using the biggest estimates.

Yet in 2017, they accounted for 52 percent of arrests.

This could only be the result of discrimination. No one would imagine that people with jobs are less likely to break the law than upstanding derelicts like meth-injecting Brian Lankford:

Last year, police arrested Lankford seven times. In the past decade, they’ve arrested him 219 times.

Who is responsible for the myriad crimes committed by the Brian Lankfords who have been creating Third World conditions in Left Coast cities? Certainly not the criminals.

The arrests are a symptom of Portland and the federal government’s failure to end homelessness.

All that is needed is for the Supreme Court to discover that housing is a human right. Then the federal government can buy everybody a house on borrowed money. Problem solved.

Arresting criminals is pointless, because…

Advocates say arresting so many homeless people only adds to the city’s homeless crisis, making it harder for people with long criminal histories to find housing.

Plus, even in a city whose Chief of Police is a Woman of Color named Danielle Outlaw, the cops are oppressors.

Police can easily criminalize behaviors, like trespassing, that are byproducts of being mentally ill or addicted while living on the streets.

Only a bigot would criminalize behaviors like trespassing that are perfectly acceptable so long as you are psychotic and/or on drugs.

Sometimes police actually go into homeless camps looking for criminals, for no better reason than because it is such an easy place to find them. No worries; the ACLU is on the case.

Kimberly McCullough, legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, said her organization questions whether such practices are permitted under the state’s anti-profiling law.

This moonbattery is doing to Portland what it has tragically done to San Francisco.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Jun 04 2018

Antifa Attacks Patriot Prayer Rally in Portland

With a name like Patriot Prayer, good luck trying to hold a peaceful rally in Antifa-infested Portland:

Patriot Prayer, which describes itself as a peaceful First Amendment advocacy group, organized “Tiny’s Freedom March” in Portland as a going-away event for Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, who is close with group leader Joey Gibson.

Meanwhile, Rose City Antifa scheduled a counter-protest “to show Patriot Prayer, just as we showed them last year, that their violence and hatred has no place in Portland.”

When moonbats denounce hatred and violence, that usually means their demonic hatred of all things good and decent is about to drive them to violence again. This event was no exception, although only four were arrested, in contrast to last year’s encounter between these groups, which resulted in 14 arrests.

Antifa’s goal is to achieve a heckler’s veto for the ultra-left, so that no group that does not earn their stamp of approval can make a public appearance lest there be violence.

This classic fascist tactic has been effective. For example, they were able to get Portland’s Rose Festival canceled by demanding that the Multnomah County Republican Party not take part or else.

You can’t expect much law and order in a city whose Affirmative Action–compliant police chief is named Danielle Outlaw.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Mar 15 2018

Portland City Council Helps Make Housing Unaffordable

Why is homelessness getting to be such a problem on the Left Coast? Moonbat-ruled Portland helps demonstrate. Unanimously imposed by the City Council:

The renter protection policy requires landlords to pay relocation costs ranging from $2,900 to $4,500 to tenants subject to no-cost evictions or who choose to move if their rents are raised more than 10 percent a year.

Rent will have to rise by enough to cover this. Otherwise, how are landlords expected to stay in business?

In another unanimous decision, the City Council…

…turned down a proposal to build hundreds of more apartments in the Pearl District. Although they would have been in a high-end 17-story tower, economists argue that increasing the total supply of housing will help bring costs down.

Yes, creating more housing units lowers the cost of housing. But if liberals grasped basic principles of economics, they would not be liberals.

The new apartments were nixed for allegedly infringing upon a greenway. Similar priorities prevail in California, resulting in housing prices and the homeless rate exploiting in tandem.

That is a major reason California has the lowest quality of life in the nation. The same ideology will produce the same results up the coast.

On a tip from Steve T.

Feb 05 2018

Portland Considers New Tax to Adjust Global Temperature

Like money, moonbattery is fungible. Say a city imposes a new tax on the pretense that it will use the money to reduce global temperatures. Global temperatures don’t need reducing; nor would the moonbats running Portland be able to alter global temperatures by one iota no matter how high they raise taxes. But that’s okay with liberals, so long as the money still goes to moonbattery:

Portland voters could get the chance this fall to weigh in on a proposed tax on sales at powerhouse national retailers operating inside city limits. The surcharge is intended to fund initiatives to put a dent in global climate change. …

The petition would amend city code to apply a 1 percent tax to all Portland sales by large corporations except medicine, health care and certain groceries.

Consumers would pick up the tab. Here’s where their money would go:

Revenue generated by the tax would be deposited in a fund earmarked for renewable energy projects, environmentally friendly construction and green sector job training targeted at people of color, women, the disabled and chronically unemployed.

They would use the money for the supposed benefit of all residents, except that failing to exclude normal white males would be racist and sexist.

The petition’s backers are organized via a group called the Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative, which boasts dozens of local member organizations involved in climate and civil rights advocacy.

The climate side is for green energy boondoggles used to enrich those with friends in high places. The civil rights side is to forcibly redistribute wealth to those belonging to politically preferred identity groups. Whether the looters bark about the climate or about civil rights, moonbattery is moonbattery.

On a tip from Dave F.

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