Permits for thee, but not for me. – The Big Doofus strikes again. Communist Democrat Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio famously ordered a giant “Black Lives Matter” mural be painted on the surface of 5th Avenue right in front of Trump Tower. Everyone knew at the time that it was all a publicity stunt by the Big Doofus Mayor, one that did not go through the due process of the city’s government.
Yesterday, de Blasio admitted as much, and said that his office is now being hit with complaints and lawsuits for not rubber stamping similar proposals.
From a report at the New York Post:
The pro-President Trump group Women for America First has sued City Hall for blocking a mural of their slogan “Engaging, Inspiring and Empowering Women to Make a Difference!” on a Manhattan roadway, while allowing multiple BLM paintings throughout the city.
Hizzoner insists he didn’t block the move, just referred groups like Women for America First and the pro-police Blue Lives Matter to the Department of Transportation’s permitting process. But there was no approval required for the BLM movement.
“That is something that again transcends all normal realities because we are at a moment of history when that had to be said and done, that’s a decision I made,” de Blasio said.
“But the normal process continues for anyone who wants to apply,” he added.
Thus, the city’s taxpayers, who have already been hit with tens of thousands of dollars in costs of painting the BLM mural and re-painting it almost daily after it has been vandalized, will now be hit with the costs of defending at least one lawsuit and very likely many more due to the flippant manner in which the Big Doofus Mayor violated his own laws.
And some wonder why thousands are fleeing this city every week. What’s to wonder?
For those who obsess over polls…. – This happened on Monday:
President Trump Hits 51% Approval in Rasmussen Poll – Higher Than Obama at Same Point in Presidency https://t.co/JWgYsJYQFF
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) August 4, 2020
To be precise, that is 7 points higher than Obama was at the same point in his first term in office. But the corrupt news media expects you to believe that President Trump is trailing a clearly impaired Joe Biden by double digits in the national polling.
Don’t believe them. Everything they say is a lie. Literally everything.
That also holds true about the riots in Portland, which the media has falsely claimed for 70 straight days now are “peaceful protests.” – Thanks to Andy Ngo, a real journalist who puts himself at physical risk every night, we know the truth.
Here’s what happened last night:
Violent protesters are attacking @ORStatePolice in downtown Portland. One officer was hit on head with a glass projectile as the squad was retreating. Separately, hundreds of black bloc protesters have surrounded the SE police building & shut down street. pic.twitter.com/cI4eiqQyDn
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 4, 2020
The person who was stabbed is a Portland-area antifa militant. She’s being treated in the hospital for the wound to the breast. pic.twitter.com/hRq2Wvq28c
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 4, 2020
The “peaceful” hijinks are not limited to the night-time:
Even during the day time, the area around the Portland federal courthouse is lawless as police are instructed to stay away. After BLM protesters harassed and assaulted those standing with flags, they beat up a man. Video by @livesmattershow: pic.twitter.com/8IGn0Z3P9E
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 2, 2020
However, there is a bit of semi-positive news here: The deal that DHS made that allows state and local law enforcement to protect the federal courthouse now does appear to be having an impact. The Democrat-sponsored rioters who are coordinating closely with Mayor Ted Wheeler and Governor Kate Brown have lowered the intensity of their efforts to damage that building and are now focusing on destroying other buildings in the city that are not federal property.
By taking this tactic, they are able to support the false media narrative that the federal police were the problem all along. Classic Saul Alinsky tactics.
Speaking of classic Saul Alinsky tactics… – The official narrative about the George Floyd arrest and killing by Minneapolis police was false all along. But then, we already knew that was the case, didn’t we?
The Daily Mail did a public service yesterday by releasing police body cam footage that the Minneapolis police department and city government has withheld from the public for two long months. This footage clearly shows that the official narrative of Floyd being a peaceful guy who did not resist arrest was clearly a lie. Floyd was obviously in a drug-addled state at the time he was pulled over in his car, resisted as the officers attempted to arrest him, and began using his “I can’t breathe” line while he was still sitting in the car.
Here’s the video – WARNING: it is graphic:
— 🇺🇸 Tiff 🇺🇸 (@LATiffani1) August 3, 2020
While this video will certainly make convicting the police officers of any crime far more difficult for the prosecution, here’s what it doesn’t show: Any reason for killing Floyd by having Derek Chauvin put a knee on his neck for 9 minutes. Someone still must answer for that.
But here’s the thing: It is a fact that about 98% of people – white, black, Asian or otherwise – who wind up being killed by police in this country end up that way largely because they resisted arrest like George Floyd did. The surest way to avoid ending up dead when you are pulled over by a police officer is to cooperate with him or her.
Every video we have seen of this incident now clearly shows an inebriated Floyd fiercely resisting arrest. Why this particular video has been withheld for so long is something the Minneapolis city government must now explain.
Here’s my theory: Note how Floyd, upon recognizing Officer Derek Chauvin, with whom he worked as a security guard at a strip club for years, panics and repeatedly says “Don’t kill me, man. Please don’t kill me.”
Why would Floyd think the police were there to kill him? The official narrative is that he had been pulled over under suspicion of passing forged money. But look at Floyd’s face: He is obviously immediately afraid for his life as soon as he sees who the arresting officers are.
There’s something else going on here that we are not aware of yet. Sooner or later, we will find out what it is.
That is all.
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