Monday News Roundup: de Blasio’s Light Touch, St. John’s Church Burns, and a Philly Phiasco

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Maybe this explains the Mayor’s “light touch” order to the NYPD. – It’s kind of hard for the police to do an effective job quelling riots when their Mayor’s family members are a part of them.

That’s the situation we have in New York City, where Marxist Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara de Blasio, was among 345 rioters arrested Saturday night. So, if you’re wondering why the rioters in NYC have been allowed to pillage the city largely unmolested by law enforcement, know that the Mayor has a big conflict of interest.

Mayor de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, arrested at Manhattan protest

You could never make these Democrats up.

Speaking of Democrats… – According to the latest Democrat/Corrupt news media narrative, you are supposed to look at scenes like this and admire the “peaceful protesters” who stole the possessions of this homeless man last night and set them afire underneath the I-35 overpass in downtown Austin, Texas.

These “peaceful protesters” are, after all, “honoring the memory of George Floyd” by torturing this homeless man like your pet cat tortures lizards in the backyard before he eats them. And if you don’t see it that way, the Democrats and their media toadies will call you a racist.

That’s the truth.

Speaking of fires… – Antifa thugs in Washington, DC set fire to St. John’s Church, a national landmark at which every U.S. President since James Madison has attended services, last night. The church sits adjacent to Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. Thankfully, fire fighters were able to get to the scene and put out the fire before the church burned to the ground.

Rioters Burning St. John's Church | The American Conservative

I love this sentence in the USA Today report linked above: “Peaceful protests continued to be marred by violence.”

See what they did there, keeping up the false pretense that these are “peaceful” protests in which only few people are committing acts of violence and mayhem? That has not been true of this growing, Democrat-led civil war since Wednesday, when Antifa arrived and the city began to burn.

Wow, a rare honest news report sighting in Philadelphia of all places. – That most endangered of species, a semi-honest news report, popped its head up last night at NewsRadio KYW AM 1060 in the City of Brotherly Love. The sub-headline to the online story reads, “‘There’s not a cop to be seen’: Peaceful protests outnumbered by looting, crime”. You don’t say.

Philly was the scene of one of the most bizarre episodes of the week on Sunday. Near the intersection of 52nd and Market Streets, the police lined up about 2 dozen police vehicles along Market and left them sitting there unmanned for hours as they assembled blocks away to prepare to enforce the 6 p.m. curfew. Very predictably, looters and thugs arrived and began burning and demolishing the vehicles, with nary a cop to be seen. I watched for about 30 minutes and counted more than a dozen police SUVs and cars destroyed.

Chaos Erupts in Philadelphia as Rioters Destroy Line of Police ...

What a fiasco.

Meanwhile, in Chicago… – I know this is hard to believe, but, after another night of utter chaos in the Windy City, Chicago’s dimwit Mayor may actually be seeing the light. In a rare burst of actual lucid though, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this to a gathering of reporters last night:  “Let’s put the blame where the blame squarely belongs, on the people who decided that they were gonna choose this moment, in an organized fashion, to loot and pillage and burn and destroy. That’s the group that we need to be focused on.”

Yes. Exactly. Though she couldn’t bring herself to say the word, that group has a name, and its’ name is Antifa.

This should have happened 2 years ago, but better late than never. – Speaking of Antifa, on Sunday afternoon, President Trump issued the following tweet:

Attorney General William Barr later expanded on that theme, clarifying in a statement that DOJ will now pursue Antifa members, organizers and funders through “our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF).”

The AG went onto say that “The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.”

To be perfectly clear, this DOJ action is not the same as when the Department of Homeland Security formally designates a group like ISIS as a “terrorist organization.” This DOJ designation means that Antifa will be pursued in largely the same ways that the federal government has pursued Mafia organizations over the years. That means Treasury, the IRS, RICO and an array of other efforts to put these seditious clowns in prison.

A reminder that Antifa isn’t just nerds living in their grandmother’s basements. – It’s also nerds working at law firms. In New York City, a furloughed associate with the law firm Pryor Cashman was arrested for throwing a molotov cocktail at a manned police vehicle. A second lawyer was also arrested for the incident. The two barrister thugs were released on bail and have a court date scheduled for today. Amazing.

Guess what we aren’t hearing anymore? – I’m old enough to remember when all the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies spent their entire days issuing platitudes about washing your hands, social distancing, wearing your mask to the grocery store and staying at home otherwise. Now, they’re all putting out tweets bragging about how they’re contributing money to pay bail for the Antifa thugs so they can get back out on the streets and do some more burning and looting.

I was forwarded a link to a terrific piece written by a blogger named Regie Hamm that expresses my feelings about utter hypocrisy of the “stay-at-home” crowd now lending monetary support to these gigantic crowds of rioters who observe none of those Wuhan Virus restrictions.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

Okay, so I’m officially done with being told where I can go and how many people I can go with.

I’m officially done being told I can go to Wal Mart but not to church.

No more “I’m a nurse, so …” posts or “You’re not wearing the mask to protect YOU, you’re wearing it to protect ME,” or “The church needs to show the world TRUE compassion by protecting its most vulnerable,” or “our grandparents went to war. All you have to do is stay home and watch Netflix…” memes allowed.

I’m officially done with HCQ study links and “If you think this is like the Flu, you’re an idiot,” links, and “There’s just no way we will ever be back to normal until we all get vaccinated,” links.

I’m done with comments threads that drag on and on about mask wearing and how it works in Japan because they’re just a more civilized society than we are and if wearing a mask bothers you, you’re part of the problem, blah blah blah.

I’m done with people parsing out every single word uttered in the air that might question something scientific or raise a medical concern about an unintended consequence of an extended lockdown.

I’m officially done with simply bringing up the fact that suicide rates are skyrocketing and every hack/wannabe comedian in cyber world making that same dumbass joke about hoping they don’t “catch the suicide.” Yes – we get it. It’s not an infectious disease. ROFLMAO

I’m officially done with social distancing. I’ll stand as close to you as I have to, to get to the string cheese. And I’ll walk any direction I damn well need to, to get down the aisle to the maple syrup. Sorry, grocery store. I don’t read your little traffic rules anymore – not now.

Go read the rest of it – it’ll make your day better. Promise.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

22 thoughts on “Monday News Roundup: de Blasio’s Light Touch, St. John’s Church Burns, and a Philly Phiasco

  1. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    https://www.faithwire.com/2020/05/29/george-floyd-was-a-bible-believing-christian-with-a-history-of-ministry-work/

    According to this report, George Floyd was a Born Again Christian. (I happen to believe it.) While there are those who won’t believe someone can be rehabilitated, I know many people who went from sordid to solid. It wouldn’t surprise me if the evil thugs who killed him knew he was a Christian, and killed him because it disturbed their metanarrative, that once a criminal, always a criminal. People who don’t know Christ don’t know the life-changing event that Salvation is. Maybe because there are a lot of pretenders, but also because they can’t know the change, never having found Him in their lives and seeing first hand the changes that He brings.

    On that note: my life has been changed. I still may be unpleasant (at times) and mistaken (often) but I’m a far different man than I was. Those of you who have had this Salvation Experience know what I mean; those who haven’t, sometimes witness changes in others.

    The governor of Virginia, wittingly or not, gave ANTIFA what it wanted: a legitimate reason to wear masks while protesting violently. Otherwise, it would have been a class 6 felony. (Coordination much?) Expect more violence in Virginia, as it has already happened in Roanoke and Richmond, and the peaceful protest last weekend in Downtown Lynchburg was meant to soften us up for the protest today. But too late: there was already violence on 5th and Federal, with an arsonist arrested and one brave LPD officer injured. Very likely they’ll turn the 6 pm “prayer vigil” into an arson-fest. (Looking for piles of bricks to identify and sequester.)

    Meanwhile, Kaiser Wilhelm (DeBlasio) is just like Tim Kaine, whose criminal loser son was arrested (and not charged) in the Washington protests in 2016. Kaine has a good son, too, a Marine. Must be tough to live in that household! Assuming that the Marine son is as patriotic as most Marines.

    For those of you who call Jesus/Yeshua LORD, pray for Believers everywhere, that they may not be caught up in the messes created by Satan and Soros and demonic powers behind the scenes; pray that these evildoers will be exposed and prevented from causing more harm, and pray that those who may want to cause harm find the Savior instead of a brick to throw or a fire to ignite; I pray this in Jesus/Yeshua’s Holy Name,
    amen

    1. brian - June 1, 2020

      I’ll second that…

  2. guidvce4 - June 1, 2020

    The kung flu BS had just about run its course, the economy was showing signs of recovery, folks were starting to return to their routines, etc. Time for a new attack on our country to ensure that President Donald J. Trump is not re-elected in Nov. Just another, more spectacular, attempt to remove DJT from office before the elections. Cuz the left, and all of their various cohorts, know they got nothing to run on when Nov. rolls around.
    Their only hope is to make this nation into a 3rd world sh*thole before then and offer the citizens an alternative of socialism/communism to fix the problems of the small percentage of the sheeple amongst us. Ain’t gonna work.
    Watch closely as the everyday folks take back their nation and their lives from the various branches of the leftists. It probably won’t be peaceful, for a while. So be it. For the last 3+ years the rational folks have been peaceful. And quiet. And purchasing means of protection for them and their families if the left ever got to the point of what we see happening now.
    Just sayin’.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

      The wheels are about to fly off Soros’ operations: the CIA can no longer protect him; Meet Joe Black is exposed, and Barr has all the excuses he needs to prosecute the former President and Lyin’ Hoe Biden. Little Miss Moffett has some ‘splainin’ to do.

      Unfortunately, the Communists had to be allowed to take the first shots.

      I suspect that these international criminals’ latest coup attempt will come unglued and will dissolve within two weeks. And our side, the President’s side, will be stronger and more alert and aware than ever.

  3. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    January 13, 2019: I urged the Whitehouse to consider the use of a bunker, having had a vision of an explosion; at the same time, a terrorist was heading up from Georgia with an antitank missile, (or was making preparations.) Pelosi was planning to be in Brussels, with Airforce One st up by Adam Schiff as a SCIF. I posted on DB Daily Update on this, and later showed the tweet by Donna Brazile:

    #MADAMSPEAKER TODAY
    #PRESIDENTPELOSI SHORTLY THEREAFTER
    #MLKWEEKEND IS UNDERWAY
    KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

    Q gave me shit for talking about bunkers, saying that I got my information from the CIA (ha!) and that they not only could not protect me, my personal preparations to safeguard myself would fail. I shot off an email to the Whitehouse to tell Q to stuff it up his rear.

    And now, bunkers again:

    “Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.

    Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House who was not authorized to publicly discuss private matters and spoke on condition of anonymity. The account was confirmed by an administration official who also on condition of anonymity.

    The abrupt decision by the agents underscored the rattled mood inside the White House, where the chants from protesters in Lafayette Park could be heard all weekend and Secret Service agents and law enforcement officers struggled to contain the crowds.”

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/trump-taken-underground-bunker-rioters-set-fires-outside-white-house/

    Pray for our President; pray for our nation: arrest Donna Brazile, Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi. The reason she wasn’t allowed to go to Brussels was because of the threat to the President and Vice President – but they haven’t stopped trying.

  4. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

    As long as this is happening in the urban centers, Dem leaders will be fine with it. As soon as it starts to spread into the affluent suburbs where they live, they will change their tune.

    1. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

      Yeah, it would be interesting if the Gated Communities housing Leftist “Red Diaper Babies” (Tom Wolfe name for them in Radical Chic) actually have to hire additional security.

      Must read: two great works

      Radical Chic
      Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

      1. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

        Radical Chic is one of the seminal essays of the 20th century. I miss Tom Wolfe.

  5. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    Regie Hamm speaks for a lot of people, including me. Thanks, Dave.

    1. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

      Sarah Hoyt had posted something similar last week on her blog, even before these riots began.

  6. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    Dave, the DOJ action will also allow Intelligence to go after the international progenitors, as ANTIFA is international, nearly as ubiquitous as Soros. Satan has many sons.

    I’m a broken record here, but remember that Ukraine’s investigation of Soros by Shokin was ended by Cheatin’ Joe’s billion dollar threat. And the press never goes there, even the Free Press. It’s all Hunter all the time. Other investigations as well.

    So the international aspect of these riots, of ANTIFA, gives the President’s team the right to shut down bank accounts all over the place, and stop financial transactions. This isn’t some small-time order by Barr; it goes way beyond that. Right to the lairs of the Globalists themselves.

    I see fan blades waiting for the excrement.

    1. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

      Right, but as DB mentioned in his post, a lot will depend on whether these government bureaucracies still infested with Obama embeds will actually follow through.

      1. brian - June 1, 2020

        I think more will depend on Barr, my opinion.

        The hold overs are going to slow walk, contaminate and leak as they always do. Barr to date has done what to date??? How many indictments?? Meuller and even Sessions has more trophies than Barr, in less time and less money.

        IMO, it was Trump who likely pushed the antifa terrorist designation and Barr had no choice but to tag along. When perps start walk’n then the needle starts ticking upward on the confidence scale. Until then its still just more Barr… talk.

  7. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

    And just to state for the record, Marco Rubio is a malign dwarf and an utter disgrace.

  8. Jonesy - June 1, 2020

    The author makes a lot of good points. If you weren’t thinking of some of things before you read it, you sure were after you read it.

  9. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

    Based on this, we can expect that the media and Democrat elites will soon be singing from a different hymnbook:

    https://www.redstate.com/elizabeth-vaughn/2020/06/01/antifa_us/

    We can also expect some seriously dead white upper-class thugs.

    1. phineas gage - June 1, 2020

      Sorry, should have just pasted the Tweet link:

      https://twitter.com/AdamMilstein/status/1267237725209411584

  10. brian - June 1, 2020

    Heres another solution to the problem. Taking the tools of these terrorists away from them. In any war two very big and important tactical targets is supply lines and communications. Remove them and the enemy will not be able to co-ordinate or resupply.

    Laura Loomer posted pointing out the need to arrest Jack Dorky for treason, aiding and abetting the enemy by allowing antifa and muslims to organize using twitter as their comms platform. She states they should pull a Roger Stone style on him and then take all his assets by forfeiture… oh yeah…

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/laura-loomer-calls-for-twitter-ceo-jack-dorseys-arrest-for-aiding-and-abetting-antifa-terrorists/

  11. stevekerp - June 1, 2020

    You said a lot when you wrote “This should have happened two years ago” because this whole “drain the swamp” and “lock up the miscreants” thing seems to be running on a two-year delay. I sure as hell hope that Barr does not turn into Sessions version 2 – because Barr makes a lot of good noises but I haven’t heard the musical jingle of handcuffs yet. If Trump dawdles much longer, it will be too late.

  12. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    The Commie censors are at it again: “you are posting too quickly – slow down!”

    “Attorneys for George Floyd’s family released the results of an independent autopsy report Monday showing that Floyd’s death was caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/results-of-george-floyd-independent-autopsy-expected-today

    I have spoken with other Christians, and they were aware that he was a Believer. Soros’ crew would NOT want that to come out, which is why they organized the violence so quickly – to try to separate brothers of all races from each other, particularly Christ-following brothers.

    It is now clear that he was murdered. Or martyred, in another way of putting it.

  13. Jimmy MacAfee - June 1, 2020

    The press, meanwhile, don’t want anyone to know that George believed in Jesus Christ; they’ll do ANYTHING to keep His name off the air – it happens too often for this to be coincidental.

  14. brian - June 1, 2020

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