You know what would be really funny? If President Donald J. Trump held a press conference today in which he recognized Antifa’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) as a free and independent country, built a 32-foot high wall around its perimeter and slapped 100% tariffs on it. The wall would have surveillance cameras placed atop it so that we could all then spend the next few weeks watching “Animal Farm” play out in real life. It could be a great new reality show on Bravo or E!.
It would all be worth it just to see the looks on the faces of Jonathan Karl, Yameche Alcindor and the rest of the White House Press Corps while he was talking. It would be glorious.
Ok, enough wishful thinking.
The President did weigh in on the situation in what he calls “Antifastan” yesterday in this tweet:
Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
So, of course, Washington leftist Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle’s mindless Mayor Jenny Durkan won’t be doing anything about it anytime soon. These are, after all, the same subversive nitwits who ordered the Seattle PD to surrender its 3rd precinct building, which lies inside the border of Antifastan. At a presser yesterday, Durkan compared the situation, in which armed thugs are abusing participants and preventing anyone from traveling through the zone and business owners are being robbed and threatened, to any other “peaceful protest” that has been held within the area over the years.
I laugh about it because it is all so utterly absurd, but the reality is that people are having their rights abused and their livelihoods destroyed, not to mention the almost certain sexual assaults and other brutality taking place in the area. These are Americans who deserve equal protection under the law and no one in a position of authority appears interested in providing that to them.
If you don’t think bad stuff is happening in there, Seattle’s Police Chief will disabuse you of that notion:
Black lives matter? Seattle Police Chief: "Rapes, robberies and all sorts of violent acts have been occurring in the area and we're not able to get to [them]." pic.twitter.com/8h6SGD9ARn
— Eddie Donovan (@EddieDonovan) June 12, 2020
By the way, very predictably, no one in the national news media other than Fox News and OAN is really covering what amounts to an armed insurrection on U.S. soil, which is intentional so that the Democrat Governor and Mayor can keep up the pretense that it is no big deal. They’re too busy engaging in yet another round of Wuhan Virus panic porn, as we covered last night.
Deep Thoughts, by Creepy Uncle Quid Pro Farty China Joe Biden:
Joe Biden: “Even Dr. King’s assassination did not have the worldwide impact the George Floyd’s death did.” ? pic.twitter.com/b9LzB9bbNq
— ForAmerica ?? (@ForAmerica) June 11, 2020
You just could never make this stuff up, folks. Not in a billion gazillion years.
Yes, she went there. – Angela Rye, a paid CNN contributor, said during a panel discussion yesterday that we should not distinguish between revolutionary figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and Confederate Civil War figures like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson when it comes to willy-nilly tearing down statues and erasing history.
In making her comments, Ms. Rye assumed for herself the cloak of 18th century slaves owned by Washington and Jefferson, by saying “American history is not all glorious… George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms.”
For the record, Ms. Rye was born in a well-to-do family in Seattle, Washington forty years ago. She attended expensive private schools as a child, and obtained an undergrad degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from the extremely expensive Seattle University School of law. Unlike the slaves owned by Washington and Jefferson, she was born into great privilege and has lived in great privilege throughout her entire life in the freest country on planet Earth.
CNN ought to find someone with more authentic grievances to advocate for tearing down the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument, because this particular cat don’t flush.
Speaking of lives of great privilege, I give you the Rev. Al Sharpton:
AAHHH PRIVILEGE HAS IT’S PERKS !
— ?eah✝️???? (@LeahR77) June 11, 2020
Meanwhile, the Democrat-dominated City Council in Austin is intent upon turning that Texas city into Seattle South:
The Austin City Council voted 11-0 to move forward with the $10 billion Project Connect public transportation plan and a 25 percent property tax rate hike to fund it that must be approved by voters. https://t.co/jCiZTsAUPq
— The Texan (@TheTexanNews) June 12, 2020
Trump is re-starting his rallies and the lefties who run Mediaite have a bad case of the sads about the fact that he is requiring attendees to execute liability waivers to get in:
Trump Campaign Mandates Acceptance of Coronavirus Liability Waiver to Attend Its Upcoming Tulsa Rallyhttps://t.co/x6RPFFWLsE
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) June 11, 2020
Guess what? Tens of thousands of Oklahomans will happily sign that waiver for the chance to be present for a Trump rally. You wouldn’t find 100 willing to do the same for Joe Biden.
So suck it, Mediaite.
That is all.
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