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Now that Minnesotans told Tim Walz and the DFL that they wouldn’t pay for his and Jacob Frey’s failure to respond to the Minneapolis/George Floyd rioting, Walz is looking for a different target to fleece for his incompetence. Gov. Walz “has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration” to pay for Gov. Walz’s and Mayor Frey’s hesitation and poor preparation. The DFL wants to make stupid decisions without there being a financial disciplining. This money shouldn’t come from Minnesota or federal taxpayers. It should come from Minneapolis DFL taxpayers. Period. Full stop.

In this statement, Walz wrote “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives. Together, we will rebuild.” Those things must be restored immediately. The people who looked the other way while Antifa, the anarchists and Black Lives Matter rioted and burned Minneapolis to the ground should pay for it.

If the Minneapolis City Council wants to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, then taxpayers shouldn’t bail these DFL idiots out. If Jeremiah Ellison wants to support the BLM rioters, which he has, then DFL Minneapolis taxpayers should pay the price for electing such idiots. Peggy Flanagan, Walz’s Lt. Gov., jumped into the conversation:

“We are committed to helping our communities rebuild, but we can’t do this on our own,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “While state, tribal, and local budgets are stretched thin by COVID-19, we need everyone to step up, including the federal government, to restore safety and critical infrastructure to our communities.”

What’s needed are leaders who aren’t activist appeasers or outright idiots. If Minneapolis insists on continually electing idiots like Sharon Sayles-Belton, R.T. Rybak, Betsy Hodges and Jacob Frey, there should be a penalty for such stupidity.

The principle is the same as California electing idiot after idiot as governor or state legislator. That’s their right but they shouldn’t expect a bailout for implementing their stupid policies. That’s their problem.

If people, in this case Minneapolis, don’t have to pay a price for their foolish decisions, there’s no incentive to stop making foolish decisions. I don’t want to pay for other people’s foolishness. Why should I get punished for others’ foolishness? The men who wrote the Constitution insisted on a concept called federalism. That way, each state was free to succeed or fail based on their policy decisions. They understood that they’d get hurt by sloppy decision making. People had the option to move to other states that were better run.

That competition gave governors the incentive to make smart decisions. If people don’t get disciplined, there’s no reason for them to start making better decisions. When the mob insists on making stupid decisions like this, they’re on their own:

They want stupidity without consequences. They want the idiot status quo without having to change or be challenged. That’s a nice wish but it ain’t happening if I have anything to say about it.

It’s predictable that Walz would ask for a federal bailout, especially after Senate Republicans said no to his demands. It’s time for Walz and Frey to face the music. It’s time that they paid a political price for their terrible decision-making. It’s time because they both deserve it.

There’s a price that’s getting paid by citizens for liberal permissiveness. Democrats keep making the same mistakes while expecting different results. In NYC, their Democrat City Council voted last night to cut funding to the NYPD by $1,000,000,000. That’s billion with a B. That’s a 17% cut in the NYPD budget. Predictably, violent crime is way up. Predictably, the defund crowd isn’t satisfied. They want more.

This proves an old cliché that says “the gap between more and enough never closes. Put differently, appeasement doesn’t work. The end result of this is a massive uptick in unexpected retirements:

A total of 272 uniformed NYPD officers filed retirement papers between the day George Floyd was killed and June 24, which represents an increase of 49% from the same time period last year.

Expect that many of the officers who planned on starting today for the NYPD will find jobs with other PDs. It’s virtually guaranteed.

In Seattle, Jenny Durkan’s permissiveness cost people their lives. At least 2 young people were murdered and perhaps more lost their lives. While she appeared on CNN to tell Chris Cuomo about Seattle’s “summer of love”, violent crimes increased. This is what Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee said on June 11:

“I spoke with @MayorJenny and her team about the situation on Capitol Hill,” Inslee said in a tweet on June 11. “Although unpermitted, and we should remember we are still in a pandemic, the area is largely peaceful. Peaceful protests are fundamentally American, and I am hopeful there will be a peaceful resolution.”

This morning, police arrested anarchists and retook control of the CHOP/CHAZ Zone. So much for peaceful protests. Rep. Doug Collins, a Republican from Georgia, tweeted this:


In Minneapolis, Jacob Frey’s and Tim Walz’s permissiveness led to a week of destruction, which led to entire neighborhoods getting destroyed. Since then, the Powderhorn Park neighborhood has said that it’s ok for homeless people to use the city park. They said that they wouldn’t call the police. That neighborhood’s permissiveness with the homeless has led to the Park becoming a favorite meeting place for drug dealers and their clients. It’s also become a favorite meeting place for johns meeting prostitutes. What a lovely-sounding neighborhood.

This quote is utterly absurd:

Durkan’s order on Wednesday, despite Best’s statement that CHOP was “lawless and brutal,” did praise the people of CHOP, saying “much of the expression has been peaceful and created community solidarity for Black Lives Matter, including features such as a community garden, public art, and conversation corner…”

That’s like saying that the seas that the Titanic dealt with were mostly peaceful except for one ice chunk. That’s like saying that the play where Lincoln was assassinated was a fine event with just one burst of unpleasantness.

The Democrats’ permissiveness has literally gotten people killed. More passivity will only make things worse. The worst news is that Democrats haven’t learned from the Democrats’ passivity.

You don’t miss something (someone?) until you don’t have it anymore. These days, I’m missing Norm Coleman because he’d be a major upgrade over Jacob Frey and the idiots serving on the Minneapolis City Council. Norm’s op-ed in the Star Tribune reminds us what leadership and good policy making look like.

It didn’t take Norm long to criticize the leadership team in Minneapolis. Starting in the 4th paragraph, Norm wrote “Meanwhile, in times of great tragedy there are those who rise from the ashes to give comfort to the afflicted. There are those who provide leadership when communities are clamoring for a way out from desperation. There are people who bring the best and the brightest ideas to bear to change bad systems and bad processes.”

Next, Norm dropped a bombshell:

And then there is the Minneapolis City Council.

That bunch of wild-eyed activists can’t see straight. That’s why they’re leading Minneapolis off a policy cliff.

A majority of the City Council members who have publicly declared they will defund and disband their Police Department.

Norm mentions later in his op-ed that “the lawless always want less law.” Then he harshly criticizes Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender:

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender claims that calling police during an emergency is an act of “privilege.” On the contrary, the first responsibility of government is to protect its citizens — all its citizens.

Minneapolis failed George Floyd. The City Council now wants to double-down on that failure of responsibility by dismantling their Police Department. Every American citizen is owed the right, not the privilege, of being able to call for police assistance in an emergency.

Outside of Seattle Mayor Jenny ‘Summer of Love’ Durkan, Lisa Bender might be the most foolish-sounding local politician in the U.S. That’s saying something. They both should be instant inductees into the Municipal Hall of Idiots.

Next, Norm asks some important questions, questions that the Minneapolis City Council doesn’t have answers for:

The people of Minneapolis have every right to ask their elected officials who are promoting eliminating the Police Department why this solution is better than all the other solutions they’ve offered up for decades that didn’t stop racism, violence and bad cops who failed their city.

  1. Why didn’t they protect the people of Minneapolis?
  2. Why didn’t they protect good cops from bad cops?
  3. Why didn’t they stop their city from burning?

Frey and the City Council failed because they’re activists, not serious policy-makers. During the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump asked the African-American community “What do you have to lose?” This year, African-Americans should recognize that the inept leadership of the DFL mayor and the terrible policies of the DFL City Council cost their neighborhoods and their stores everything. It’s been reduced to rubble..

Despite the Democrats’ best efforts to deny reports that Seattle has quickly turned into a violence-riddled city, that’s what’s happening in Seattle. It’s clear because I’m quoting a statement issued by Mayor Jenny Durkan.

Stephanie Formas, Mayor Durkan’s chief of staff, read from the statement, saying “After events Sunday night, it was clear that the situation needed to be significantly defused and de-escalated. The cycle of conflict between demonstrators and officers was harmful to residents, demonstrators, businesses, officers, our city, and the opportunity to make real progress with the community. On Monday, Mayor Durkan concluded the situation could only be deescalated between officers and demonstrators by removing the barriers. After long consultations with Chief Best and SPD, on how to do so in a safe manner, the Mayor directed free access to Pine Street for peaceful demonstrations Monday evening.”

The definition of de-escalate is “to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc.” If everything is calm in Seattle, then there isn’t a need for de-escalation. This is proof that Durkan is applying partisan spin to a difficult, if not dangerous, public safety situation.

Durkan and Gov. Inslee, both exceptionally progressive Democrats, have let the anarchists ruin one of the most beautiful cities in the Western Hemisphere. There’s a reason why Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City. It isn’t surprising that the progressives essentially surrendered Seattle to the mob rule of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. This is Chief Best’s statement to the Seattle Police Department, aka SPD:

In her statement, Chief Best stated “We have heard reports that there are armed people ‘patrolling’ the streets near 12th and Pine. Of course, this is very concerning, especially because we don’t know who these people are. We’ve also received reports that these armed people may be demanding payment from business owners in exchange for some of that protection.”

Durkan’s statement talked about “peaceful demonstrations.” Armed men demanding payments from businesses are activities associated with peaceful demonstrations. They’re activities associated with the Mafia.

After these thugs are thrown out of their territory, let’s hope that they’re indicted for RICO charges and other serious federal crimes. These marauders have dramatically restricted Americans’ civil rights. When our God-given rights are restricted, then it’s time for American patriots of all political parties to end this assault on society.

Without God-given civil rights, the US is just another place on the map. That’s because God-given civil rights are what make the US exceptional. Fighting for American exceptionalism is always worth it.

When President Trump criticized Democrat governors for not stopping riots in their states, some Democrats took offense. Gov. J.B. Pritzker whined the loudest, saying “I had to speak up, and I told him that his rhetoric is inflaming matters, that it’s making things worse, and that we need to call for police reform. We need to call for calm, that that’s what the president should do and we need national leadership in this regard.”

Then Gov. Pritzker sounded like a typical Democrat:

Pritzker also said that what Trump’s suggesting is “illegal.” “The governor of a state has to ask for federal help. I don’t know any governor that intends to do that,” he said. “And secondly, you know, you can hear in his rhetoric that he is simply trying to make himself sound like a strong man — almost like a dictator, as if he’s going to be responsible for bringing order all the way.”

Actually, Pritzker is a blithering idiot. Had he simply read Andy McCarthy’s article, he would’ve known better:

Under Article IV of the Constitution, the United States guarantees every state a republican form of government, protection against invasion, and — on request of the state government — protection from domestic violence. In furtherance of this provision, Congress enacted legislation, most notably the Insurrection Act of 1807, which empowers the president “to suppress, in any State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy.” Obviously, suppressing such attacks requires deploying the United States armed forces as needed.

Most conservative bloggers have been aware of Article IV of the Constitution and the Insurrection Act of 1807 for several days. It’s shameful that a Democrat governor isn’t constitutionally literate enough to know these things.

Pritzker said that “Trump is making things worse.” It’s true that President Trump is making life difficult for do-nothing Democrat governors who aren’t protecting their citizens. That’s a performance failure on Pritzker’s behalf. That isn’t a policy or messaging failure on President Trump’s behalf.

In Michigan, where police and protesters have skirmished in Grand Rapids despite many demonstrations remaining peaceful, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, called the president’s remarks “dangerous” and said they should be “gravely concerning to all Americans.”

The president’s comments, she said, “send a clear signal that this administration is determined to sow the seeds of hatred and division, which I fear will only lead to more violence and destruction.”

“We must reject this way of thinking. This is a moment that calls for empathy, humanity, and unity,” Whitmer said in a statement. “This is one of the most challenging periods in our nation’s history, but as Americans, we must remember our enemy is racial injustice, not one another.”

How can you be more hateful than Antifa and rioters? What type of blithering idiot would say something like that? A: A Democrat governor. Whitmer saying this time “calls for empathy, humanity, and unity” is another way of saying the moment requires turning the streets over to rioters, looters and anarchists. Ordinarily, I’d say that it’s difficult to picture a group of politicians being more stupid than Whitmer and Pritzker. Unfortunately, we have recent events from here in Minnesota that say this is par for the course for Democrats.

Across the nation, Democrats have let rioters run roughshod. In those states, their biggest cities are mostly smoldering ash heaps. Either that or they’re still burning buildings. Stores are looted, businesses are destroyed and people live in fear for their lives. That’s what acting with empathy, humanity and unity gets you.

After President Trump walked over to St. John’s Church, aka the Presidents’ Church, Democrat ‘leadership’, aka Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, issued a statement criticizing the visit. In their joint statement, Pelosi and Schumer said “Across our country, Americans are protesting for an end to the pattern of racial injustice and brutality we saw most recently in the murder of George Floyd. Yet, at a time when our country cries out for unification, this President is ripping it apart. Tear-gassing peaceful protestors without provocation just so that the President could pose for photos outside a church dishonors every value that faith teaches us.”

Marco Rubio, the acting Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, fired back, saying “Many in the media fell for the calculated & deliberate tactics of professional agitators. They knew the street needed to be cleared before 7pm curfew. But they deliberately stayed to trigger police action & get the story they wanted, that ‘police attacked peaceful protestors.'”

As for the Pelosi-Schumer statement, blaming President Trump for enforcing the laws exposes these Democrats as the next generation of soft-on-crime McGovern-Carter Democrats. Without enforcing laws, there is nothing to govern. It becomes an Antifa-driven world.


Until now, I’d separated the rioters from the protesters. The more I think this over, the more I’m forced to consider the possibility that the protesters are just a milder version of the rioters. What else should we think when we hear that Joe Biden’s campaign staff bailed out the rioters?

At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or making people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.

Apparently, Democrats don’t care about the destruction that these terrorists create. Democrats see this crisis as an opportunity to increase their political power. The greater good, aka the destruction of Republicans, especially President Trump, is what they’re focused on. This statement is beyond dishonest, especially this paragraph:

At this challenging time, our nation needs real leadership. The President’s continued fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence is cowardly, weak and dangerous.

That’s pathetic. Democrat mayors in Minneapolis, NYC and Philadelphia have let rioters run roughshod over police:

Letting rioters riot is the definition of being “cowardly, weak and dangerous.” Letting rioters burn down a police precinct is the definition of being cowardly, weak and dangerous. Pelosi and Schumer are the definition of the ‘Hate America First’ wing of the Democrat Party.

This afternoon, President Trump delivered a passionate speech in the Rose Garden. It’s a relatively brief speech, one that’s definitely worth reading in its entirety. Several parts jumped out at me, including where he said “we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob. The biggest victims of the rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities, and as their President, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you. I am your President of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”

There was no mistaking what President Trump’s primary message was. He delivered that message powerfully and dramatically when he said “A number of state and local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard their residence. Innocent people have been savagely beaten, like the young man in Dallas, Texas, who was left dying on the street, or the woman in Upstate New York viciously attacked by dangerous thugs.”

Most powerfully, he said this:

That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights. Therefore, the following measures are going into effect immediately:

First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now. Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.

If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.

It’s time to stop the violence, whether it’s happening in Minneapolis, Philadelphia or Dallas-Fort Worth. Further, I’m tired of hearing about the peaceful protesters’ right to protesters. A significant portion of those ‘peaceful protesters’ got arrested for looting and vandalism.

Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison and a Minneapolis City Council member, tweeted this:


So much for peaceful protesters. I get it that Mr. Ellison doesn’t represent all protesters. The point is that there isn’t a bright defining line between rioters and protesters.

It doesn’t require the prognostication skills of Nostradamus to see that there will be lots more riots in Minneapolis this summer. Minnesota’s version of the 3 stooges, DFL ‘leaders’ Tim Walz, Keith X Ellison and Boy Toy Jacob Frey, apparently want to spit on George Floyd’s grave, hand over the keys to the state to rioters and withdraw from the red lines they’ve imposed on the rioters.

If these inept Democrats won’t enforce the curfews, then that’s what they should become famous for. In ‘honor’ of their spinelessness, stupidity and corruption, the riots that’ve already been held and the riots still to come should be called the “The Walz-Ellison-Frey Riots.” Let’s examine this trio.

First, let’s examine Tim Walz, the overwhelmed DFL governor of Minnesota. When Boy Toy Mayor Jacob Frey called him asking for National Guard support, Walz sent the troops. Unfortunately for Minneapolis, he sent them without asking what assignments they’d be needed for and without coordination with the Boy mayor. Thanks to that stupidity, the 3rd Precinct Police Station was essentially decimated.

Thanks to the Walz administration not having a plan for riots, much less large-scale riots like these, the rioters are expanding their terrorist activities to the suburbs. Minnesotans have a right to ask when he’ll say ‘Enough! I’ve had it with these rioters. If peaceful protesters mix with the rioters, then they’ll get arrested, too.’

Next, there’s Boy Toy Jacob Frey. His claim to fame thus far is saying that the Third Precinct Police Station is just brick and mortar, making it expendable compared to human life. Apparently, they didn’t teach him that police officers are often asked to run into dangerous situations. Thanks to Frey’s combination of spinelessness and stupidity, half of Minneapolis is in flames, the other half gutted or pillaged.

Newt Gingrich is right. These riots aren’t typical U.S. riots. They’re attempts by anarchists to destroy America.

When Gov. Walz assigned the prosecution of the Floyd murder to Keith Ellison, he turned the prosecution over to a man who isn’t interested in prosecuting criminals:

Back in 1993, Ellison teamed up with Vice Lords gangbanger Sharif Willis to lead protests decrying the prosecution of the gangbangers who shot MPD officer Jerry Haaf in the back. Haaf’s murder might have been the lowest moment in Minneapolis’s history until last week. Ellison was out to torment the police on behalf of the gangbangers.

Turning the Floyd prosecution over to Ellison’s office is like telling George Floyd’s family that Walz is attempting to lose the case. Ellison isn’t a prosecutor. He’s an advocate. Prosecutors and advocates mix together like oil and water. They’re opposites. Further, Ellison’s son, Jeremiah, is a member of the Minneapolis City Council. Check this out:


The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it? A skilled prosecutor would have a difficult time getting a conviction thanks to Minnesota’s poorly-written laws. Handing the case over to a former defense attorney is like giving up.

If Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted, the riots we’re experiencing will seem mild compared with the riots that will happen upon Chauvin’s acquittal. Those riots will be historic.