Category: Portland

Jul 02 2019

Savage Antifa Beating in Portland

Bad as it was for Andy Ngo, he did not get the worst of it when Antifa was allowed to go wild once again in Portland Saturday. A pair of countermoonbats named John Blum and Adam Kelly were present in support of Haley Adams, who had previously been assaulted by Antifa. Adams is the leader of Him Too, which defends men from phony #MeToo allegations of the type leveled at Brett Kavanaugh. Blum and Kelly were set upon by Antifa vermin. They were attacked with mace, nunchucks, metal water bottles, a metal rod, and fists. One of the attackers appeared to be wielding a padlock in a sock or something similar.

Behold leftism on display:

Where are the police, you ask? In Portland, the police take orders from the very wokest of the woke, so the streets belong to Antifa.

Someone is going to get killed by these animals. Antifa has gotten out of hand. Mayor Ted Wheeler seems to like it that way.

Hat tip: Summit News.

Jun 30 2019

Antifa Mob Assaults Andy Ngo

An independent journalist like Andy Ngo is not to be tolerated by the forces of militant tolerance. If not for him, incidents like the recent Portland sucker punch might be kept from the public completely. Despite lack of protection by the police, he insists on informing us about the fascistic behavior of Antifa, which the local media is content to regard as a no-go zone for journalists. He wouldn’t lay off even after they made death threats. You can see why he was bound to get hurt.

This time Ngo himself is the story he reports on:

Details from Ian Miles Cheong:

Members of Rose City Antifa, numbering in the hundreds, organized as a counterprotest to a few dozen right-wing protesters from the Proud Boys and other rightist organizations, who announced their decision to demonstrate in three sites across the city.

Ngo was following a group of Antifa goons for a Periscope livestream when they attacked him.

Oregon reporters Dave Killen and Jim Ryan captured much of the attack, which shows Ngo being violently battered by a group of black-clad men and women who robbed him of his camera equipment before proceeding to punch, kick, and throw various objects—including milkshakes, raw eggs, and other makeshift weapons aimed at his head.

Woke Burger King must be delighted by this application of milkshakes, which it has encouraged. The milkshakes thrown by Portland Antifa may be mixed with quick-drying cement.

Watch the liberal equivalent of Nazi Brownshirts in action against Ngo:

That’s how a real journalist is treated by the Left. But since the apparatchiks posing as journalists who control the mainstream media are as much a part of the Left as Antifa is, this will get little MSM coverage if any.

This isn’t the first time they have come after Ngo:

The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross reported that Ngo claimed to have been attacked while at the gym on May 7 by a man he recognized from the Antifa rallies. A week earlier, he was attacked with mace while covering one of the rallies.

In mid-November 2018, Ngo was assaulted by members of Antifa at a #HimToo rally, which was designed to raise awareness of male victims of sexual assault and men who are falsely accused of sexual assault. Antifa showed up and became violent. Ngo was “verbally berated and physically accosted,” reported The Daily Wire’s Amanda Prestigiacomo. Ngo’s camera equipment was also covered in silly string. Ngo said police did nothing during that assault.

Ngo saw this latest attack coming:

He had the guts to show up anyway.

The pampered pretty boy propagandists who makes tens of $millions reading pernicious lies off their teleprompters for the mainstream media are not fit to wipe the milkshake off Ngo’s camera.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva.

May 13 2019

Portland: No-Go Zone for Journalists

The USA has not yet imported the massive numbers of Muslim colonists Europe has. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have no-go zones. In addition to Dearborn, there is the no-go zone for journalists Antifa has created in Portland (with the tacit support of local authorities).

This is not a problem for “mainstream” journalists, since they have no interest in reporting on likeminded Antifa’s appalling tactics anyway. But it is a problem for Andy Ngo, who reports here on what he is up against:

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

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.

Apr 23 2017

Portland Vehicles to Run on Sewage Fumes

I’m all for using innovative technology to meet our energy needs. The problem comes when moonbat ideology combines with virtually limitless “free” money looted from taxpayers to produce projects as unlikely to be economically efficient as this:

Portland plans to make money off of its sewers’ fumes in a project expected to lower the city government’s carbon footprint by one third by converting a noxious gas into energy.

The Portland City Council unanimously approved on Wednesday the construction of a $9 million facility to convert methane gas in the city’s sewer system into marketable natural gas. City officials plan to sell that natural gas through a Portland-based natural gas distributer to governments and organizations looking to replace diesel fuel in cars, buses, garbage trucks and other fleets of vehicles.

“We’re going to be turning poop into power,” Commissioner Nick Fish said. Fish manages the Bureau of Environmental Services, which oversees the project.

Considering how full of crap the moonbats running Portland are, they should be able to achieve energy independence from the people back on planet Earth.

On a tip from J.

Feb 02 2017

Portland Anti-Trump Protest Leader Charged With Homosexual Statutory Rape

The media says anti-Trump protests are like the Tea Party, except bigger and better. There are other differences. For example, so far as I know no Tea Party organizers were charged with homosexual statutory rape like Portland’s Micah Rhodes:

Rhodes, 23, was expected in court Monday. According to booking papers, the sexual abuse accusations are for statutory, non-forced rape.

He is a self-proclaimed leader of Portland’s Resistance, a group which led disorderly anti-Trump protests.

According to an affidavit, the case involves sex with a teenage boy. …

[I]n 2015, the Oregon Youth Authority informed Portland police that Rhodes reportedly confessed that year to having sex with the victim. At the time, Rhodes was on parole for first-degree sex abuse and first-degree sodomy crimes.

Only lovely people would run such a lovely movement.

On a tip from Guest.

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