Proud Boys Come To Portlandia

Can you pickle that?

Oregon Live has a really good write-up of the Battle of the 7 Bridges in Portland yesterday. Local media rules! Seriously, read this article, it’s fantastic.

“Right-wing activists and those protesting their presence converged Saturday on Portland’s downtown waterfront in a much-anticipated confrontation that captivated a nation inflamed by rising division and resentment, with even President Donald Trump entering the Fray.”

And with a lead paragraph like that – sets up all the players and action — Q: how much better can a news story get? A: A lot!

Here’s a take-away quote that says it all:

“We wanted national attention and we got it,” said Joe Biggs, a Florida resident and former InfoWars staffer who organized the right-wing event. “Mission success.”

It really was like a stupid Twitter flame war with Nazis wanting to own the libs. And speaking of Nazis, here’s Hair Füror’s contribution to the story put into context:

“Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” the president tweeted. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”

And I will note here that hating people for fighting fascism is like hating Batman for fighting crime, but that’s our Hair Füror for you. But I interrupted. Do continue.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler later fired back at Trump in a CNN interview.

“This is a potentially dangerous and volatile situation,” Wheeler said. “Adding to that noise doesn’t do anything to support or help the efforts that are going on here in Portland.”

Because this happened in Portland, some of the counter-protestors were garbed in the traditional costumes of the Pacific Northwest: Portland protests to feature banana costumes, poop emojis and fundraisers for immigrants. And a small detail that I personally love: the counter protestors flung mayo at the white supremacists.

Keep being weird Portland. WE LOVE YOU!

Anyway, essentially the police kept the protestors and the counter-protestors apart by having them march across the Willamette river on separate bridges (for those of you unfamiliar with beautiful Portland, the mighty Willamette bisects the city and they have more bridges than just about other city, all of them are gorgeous and architectural gems), and at some point the Nazis goose-stepped across the last bridge into Vancouver Washington where the cops could not go, and they had a picnic.

 

 

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9 Responses to Proud Boys Come To Portlandia

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    The only one “giving consideration” to naming AntiFa as a “Terrorist Organization” is Lumpy-Dumpy hisself, because there’s just one slight problem – no procedure currently exists to do so. Sure, he could write an EO stating so. but it wouldn’t carry any weight whatsoever.

    And as for the Mayor properly doing his job? Little donny must think that a mayor of a fairly large US City would wield the same type of power as, say, the President of our country, having Article II at his back, allowing him to do whatever he wants, but on a smaller scale. Most mayors are not much more than figureheads, good for groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting photo-ops, and for rubber-stamping local ordinances approved by his city council. Now, I’m not all that familiar with the situation, but it seems that Ted Wheeler is more than that, having been thrust into the limelight, so to speak, and from what little I can ascertain, he’s done, and IS doing a remarkable job of keeping the Fascist fires from erupting into full-blown flames, especially since many members of his police force are admitted White Nationalists.

    Besides, as well – Anti-Fa is not organized as an organization, lol, it’s just a loose-knit group of Nazi-punchers, who’ve seen their duty, and are willing to put their bodies on the line, so how the hell can you declare them a Terrorist Organization? Round up the usual suspects, I guess.

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  2. YellowDog says:

    That’s how you fight the fascists–with ridicule. Instead of fighting with them, which is what they want, laugh at them. They have no sense of humor. A conservative with a sense of humor is like Bigfoot. They claim it exists, but the grainy footage is faked and the eye-witnesses are kooks and cranks.

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    • MDavis says:

      I concur. Two of Twitler’s most common repeat themes are calling people “Loser”, exposing his fear of being a loser himself, it’s another form of projection, allegedly, and saying “they were all laughing at [insert U.S. politician here]” or “everyone is laughing at them” – same allegation applies.
      So laugh, laugh at the losers.

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      • Rusty says:

        Of course it’s projection with fat nixon. Everyone knows by now that the word ‘Loser’ was Fred’s fave nickname for lil’ dickstain donnie before or after he beat the sh*t out of him.

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      • MDavis says:

        And then Fred would laugh… and then he’d tell little donald that everyone is laughing at him…
        And here we are today.

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    • tengrain says:

      At MPS, we’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. It’s what we do, day-in and day-out.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  3. donnah says:

    Earlier this year in Dayton, Ohio (yes, THAT Dayton) we had a KKK group from Indiana who requested a permit to have a speech downtown. For the right to free speech to work, they were granted permission, with a two hour time limit and no visible weapons in hand.

    Like Portland, the anti-racists in Dayton poured into the city, formed four different peace rallies against hate, drew crowds that totally dwarfed the Klansmen, and showed, without any violence, that we won’t tolerate racism and hate. We can win. The Klan members shuffled off ahead of their time limit, unrewarded for their attempt to stir up rage.

    And now, with the recent mass shooting here, we are pulling together to mourn and regroup as a community. Dayton is resilient and once again we have to stand up and rally around good over bad. It never ends, and we can’t ever give in.

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