Tuesday News Roundup: Minneapolis Acts to Re-Fund its De-Funded Police and De Blasio Pounds Cuomo

Leftist Genius Update: Re-funding the de-funding of the police. – How bad an idea is the BLM/Antifa/Democrat mantra to “defund the police?” It’s such a bad idea that even the cretins who infest the city council in Minneapolis are regretting it now. Yes, folks: The nitwits who voted to defund that city’s police department last July are now going to spend millions of dollars to hire a bunch of police officers back after violent crime rates very predictably skyrocketed in the wake of their idiotic policy choice:

From a story at the DailyMail:

Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd.

The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve the additional funding that police requested.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, there are only 638 officers available to work, which is roughly 200 fewer than usual. 

An unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed, which included the burning of a police precinct.

With new recruit classes, the city anticipates it will have 674 officers available at the end of the year, with another 28 in the hiring process, according to the Star Tribune.

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So, what we have here is mindless leftist policy coming full circle to its logical conclusion, an end result that anyone with a fully functioning brain stem could easily have seen coming. And guess what? This $6.4 million isn’t nearly enough to stem the leftist-caused crime surge, since, as you can see from the parts of the excerpt I bolded, the city will still be 174 officers short of its pre-George Floyd levels at the end of this year.

If you live in Minneapolis but have the wherewithal to get the hell out of there, my only question to you is, why haven’t you already left?

Today’s Geraldo Rivera Really is a Moron Update. – Here’s Geraldo Rivera casually defending the bullying, sexual harassing behavior of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo because, Rivera says, he’s a single guy in his ’60s living in Albany:

It’s like Bill Murray’s Peter Vinkman defending the giant Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man. You just cannot make this stuff up, folks. You really can’t.

Speaking of bullying, sexual harasser, elderly killer Andrew Cuomo… – New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is also a moron – that appears to be a given for holders of high office in the city, county and state of New York. De Blasio is in fact arguably the very worst mayor in America, although every time I say that, creepy old Lori Lightfoot raises her hand and says “hold my beer.”

This mayor does not play - Chicago Sun-Times

But I digress.

Moron or not, the buffoonish De Blasio does appear to have a clear-eyed view of Gov. Cuomo, and nothing but time on his hands to go on television and talk about it, which he has done repeatedly over the past several weeks. Because, you know, everything’s just great in NY  City these days so he has nothing better to do.

Hooboy.

Yesterday, el Grande Payaso [clown] went on television yet again and threw the Governor under the bus in a huge way:

Here’s an excerpt from the story at Red State:

As I reported last Thursday in an article titled De Blasio Tries to Throw Cuomo Even Farther Under the Bus Than Last Time: ‘Really Disturbing’, after news broke on Cuomo’s first accuser, Lindsey Boylan, who claimed the governor kissed her “on the lips” without warning, following a meeting in his Manhattan office in 2018 and, on an October 2017 flight aboard the official state jet, said to her: “Let’s play strip poker”, Comrade Big Bird de Blasio called Boylan’s accusations “really disturbing.”

“Look, these allegations are really disturbing, let’s be clear about that. When a woman comes forward with this kind of very specific allegation, we have to take it seriously. This kind of behavior, if true, is unacceptable.”

De Blasio went on, of course, doing a damn fine job of throwing Cuomo under the bus as far as he could. At the time, that is. Now, after reading Cuomo’s bizarre Sunday press release, de Blasio is back — and this time he means business. We’re talking way under the bus business. As reported by Fox News, de Blasio went off on Cuomo’s statement during a Monday interview with New York City radio station Hot 97, calling the statement “creepy.”

“It sickened me, it sickened me. The thought of a powerful man trying to take advantage of his power, intimidate a young woman and just the sense that he was treating her like — again these are allegations and we need a full investigation — but if that was what truly happened, it was like he was treating her like she was his property. Just disgusting, creepy.”

“Sexual harassment is not funny,” de Blasio continued. “Who the hell tries to explain that by saying,’I was just joking around’?”

Perhaps most devasting to Cuomo, the mayor then personally incriminated him. “I’ve seen him be abusive in a way that would not be accepted by anyone in leadership,” he said.

Also on Sunday, according to Fox, de Blasio called on the New York state legislature to revoke Cuomo’s emergency powers amid the scandals.

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El Grande Payaso and Cuomo have always had what has been at best a tense relationship, but man, this is out of control. These repeated attacks against and complaints about Cuomo lodged by De Blasio and a succession of fellow Democrats are the only reason why the Democrat activists at the New York Times and other media outlets have begun to pay even a little attention to Cuomo’s abusive behavior.

So by all means, Mayor, keep it up.

All the rest of us are embarrassed that John Brennan’s a white male, too. – In a paid appearance on MSNBC on Monday, the execrable John Brennan said he’s embarrassed to be a white male:

On behalf of white males everywhere, we are all embarrassed to have our skin color associated with such a despicable, un-American scumbag, too.

News You Will Not See on CNN Update. – Four people, including a local Justice of the Peace, were arrested in Hondo, Texas yesterday on charges of rampant voter fraud. To no one’s surprise, they are all Democrats.

Also to no one’s surprise, no one in the national news media is covering the story. And also to no one’s surprise, the fraud scheme focused on … wait for it … mail-in ballots.

Here’s an excerpt from the story at Fox29 in San Antonio:

An area Justice of the Peace has been arrested and accused of election fraud, along with three other people.

Medina County Justice of the Peace Tomas Ramirez was arrested Feb. 11 after a Bandera Grand Jury indicted him and three others two days prior.

Ramirez is facing one count of organized election fraud, one count of assisting voter voting ballot by mail and 17 counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope.

Leonor Rivas Garza, Eva Ann Martinez and Mary Balderrama were also arrested.

Garza is facing one charge of organized election fraud, two counts of illegal voting, eight counts of unlawful possession of a ballot or ballot envelope, two counts of election fraud and four counts of fraudulent use of an absentee ballot by mail.

Martinez is facing one count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, 28 counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, three counts of purportedly acting as an agent, five counts of tampering with government record, 14 counts of election fraud and four counts of fraudulent mail ballot application.

Meanwhile, Balderrama is facing one count of organized election fraud, nine counts of illegal voting, two counts of unlawful possession of ballot or ballot envelope, one count of mail ballot application, two counts of unlawfully assisting voter voting by mail, two counts of tampering with government record, eight counts of election fraud.

The Bandera County Sheriff’s Office tells us all charges stem from an Attorney General investigation. We reached out to the AG’s office, but have not yet heard back.

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Voter fraud operations by Democrats focused on absentee/mail-in ballots have been a way of life in South Texas for many, many decades. It was such a voter fraud operation that produced the infamous “Box 13” that ended up putting Lyndon Johnson in the U.S. Senate in 1948, in fact. Anyone who grew up in that region as I did has likely seen such operations in action.

Last year, the whole country got a big ol’ taste of what the results of such schemes look like on a national basis, and it isn’t pretty.

Good for Texas law enforcement officials to try to clean it up. Now, if the rest of the country would do the same…

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.

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Gregg

About Minneapolis and undoubtedly other cities refunding their police force:

I wonder just who these new recruits will be and where will they be recruited from and how will they be trained (indoctrinated) in today’s PC culture?

Maybe all this police defunding, and creating the most hostile work environment ever, was a way to get good and decent cops to retire early or otherwise willingly leave the force so the Left can bring in their people more quickly? One thing is for certain, many, if not most of the new members will be quota hires from one or more of the aggrieved minorities – their actual ability and qualifications be dammed.

I would put nothing past these despicable scumbags who run our cities.

In today’s American politics, always look for the end result, the net effect of any legislation or public/governmental policy.

Quoting the Left’s icon FDR: “Nothing in politics happens by accident, if it happens, you can bet it was planned”.

There are NO unintended consequences!!!

Gregg

Hey Geraldo, you hypocritical jerk!

Last time I checked, Albany is not a prison, and Fredo is not forced to stay there if the town is so ‘boring’ or doesn’t provide enough ‘entertainment’ for a randy 63-year-old white heterosexual male. He has unfortunately been there over ten years and we are to believe his testosterone is just now getting the better of him?

(BTW, didn’t that picture of the 25 year old accuser Dave posted the other day look a lot like RBG being posed in the black robe canonizing her judicial ‘greatness’?)

Maybe Fredo is allowed to stay as governor, maybe the Left’s powers-that-be force him out for another even worse radical like da Bozo.

Speaking of da Bozo, he is term-limited and will be gone by this time next year (unless he tries to pull a Mini-Mike and seeks a third term) and would probably be beaten by ANY decent Republican if one can be found in the eight (going down to seven) million person NYC. Maybe da Bozo is looking to run for governor next year and by repeatedly throwing Fredo under the bus sure looks like he is using the same MO that was used by senators Pocahontas and salad comb fork Kootchar against the perceived viable competition for president – Al Franken.

Notice how these scumbags running the donkey party and controlling the MSM (D) NEVER look to schiff-can a vulnerable donkey politician in a Red/Purple state? They quickly shut down the blackface allegations against Virginia’s governor Northam, the (D) lieutenant governor and the second in line who were all credibly accused of sexual wrongdoing that would have gotten ANY GOP officeholder tossed. They were protected because the next in line would have been the GOP senate leader who would have become VA’s governor. And if Northam were ever to have been driven out of office, so too would the other two.  

One thing is for certain in current American politics: There can never ever EVER! be a donkey seat lost to an elephant because of sexual or other crimes.

Vetmike

The idiots voted the idiots into office. They can live with the consequences.

Scott Chisholm

David – I hate to defend the nearly indefensible, and Lord knows South Texas has had more than its fair share of corrupt public figures, but Hondo really isn’t in South Texas. It’s more Central Texas Hill Country. Hondo is much closer to Johnson City (Lyndon B, anyone?) than Corpus Christi (pick a corrupt politician) after all.

A South Texas boy has to have a little pride, even if it’s a “Not Me!” moment… 😉

Brandon Stover

They’re using “me too” to cover up the nursing home deaths. Infuriating.

mobius

We’re gonna need a bigger bus.

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