Something like “All totalitarianism starts with the impulse to protect”. Via his Facebook page, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland, OR, is withholding a city permit for a gathering (maybe 2) because he objects to the likely content. No word on when such a planned gathering would eventually be permitted; my guess is never. To paraphrase Tom Wolfe, the long shadow of fascism is always landing on the United States and has landed in Portland.
Someone vandalized a Black Lives Matter poster in Ithaca, NY. Given the recent histories of such hate incidents, I give the odds of the vandal being a BLM supporter vs opponent at fifty-fifty.
I hope no one tries taking free speech away from anyone because the 1st Amendment was written and approved by white males.
Full credit to him and I applaud. Source video at http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/05/28/sweet-schadenfreude-left-comes-unglitterglued-after-cnn-admits-liberals-arent-that-tolerant-video/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget.
One of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. Stephen Miller has bought a ticket to women’s only show of Wonder Woman. Abuse on Twitter follows, naturally. My hat is off to Mr. Miller and I hope he brings protection and colleagues ready to record the action in the theater (and I do not mean on the screen).
“CNN’s Dylan Byers refreshingly acknowledged early on Friday morning that the mainstream media has an implicit slant towards the left.” (found in mediaite.com). Other weblogs that I read scoff along the lines of ‘Well, duh’, and ‘Self-evident’. I prefer a more optimistic interpretation. I am sure that Mr. Byers accepts the MSM/Clinton/Obama narrative and expects it to triumph. He is also quoted in link as saying “Earlier in the segment, the CNN correspondent highlighted the apparent “conversation that’s happening among people who follow the news industry — which is, how can we bridge the, sort of, gap between all of those conservatives who don’t trust the media, and get them to start knowing that — you know, we’re acting in good faith, with good intentions?”” I read this as the proverbial Stage 3 in the mourning process: bargaining. “If we only listen to you, then will you agree we are correct?”
This time the Democratic Party will do really well, taking back the House or Senate, or increasing the leads they already have. Every 2 years! Here we go again: There will be a wave in 2018. Total victory. But somehow it does not work out that way very much, or in the magnitude predicted. Like this April 2018. DNC reports bad month fundraising.