Portland, Oregon is a disaster. This once-beautiful Rose City, with its awesome view of Mount Hood, has been overrun by homeless/transient hordes and ‘antifa’ thugs and terrorists. Its government is far-far-left.
This happened just as predicted. Back in the 1970s Oregonians noticed an influx of screwballs from California. Their motto became “Don’t Californicate Oregon!”
It failed. The left has invaded once-peaceful Portland and turned it upside down in myriad different ways. For example, the local newspaper Willamette Week reports:
If a majority of the Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission has its way, new private buildings downtown will be required to include spaces where houseless Portlanders can “rest,” which could include sleeping and pitching tents.
“The heart of the issue is that we have increasing housing costs and we cannot support all of the people who live here now and are going to live here in the future,” says Oriana Magnera, the planning commissioner who pushed hardest to include the new language.
Magnera’s proposal would stretch what’s asked of developers and owners of new private buildings, such as stores and apartment complexes.
The controversial proposal comes as City Hall tries a variety of ways to come to terms with a housing shortage that has left thousands of people sleeping in the wintry streets.
OK, we know exactly where this is going. And this is how leftists destroy cities. Rather than demanding that homeless people work and/or get off the streets, or encouraging the private sector to bring down rental costs by building more low-income housing – for instance by reducing regulations and bureaucracy, and restraining the construction unions – they simply ask the dwindling number of entrepreneurs who are still willing to build in Proletarian Portland to make areas of their building open to the “houseless” (a fake term, since “homeless” has so many negative connotations).
This not only will further discourage risk-takers from building in Portland, driving up housing costs, but it will make the housing problem worse since you always get more of what you tolerate and refuse to address.
Portland is a city that has attracted homeless/transients for decades with its lenient attitudes. It is too late to turn it around. Portland is gone, like San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and other once-nice cities.
Beware of the word “sustainability”. It simply means government control of your life by environmentalist eggheads. Willamette Week continued:
Magnera, who works as the director of climate and energy policy at Verde, a Northeast Portland environmental justice nonprofit, stopped the conversation and pushed to add the words “rest and be welcome” to that guideline. She explained that public spaces around buildings often include “benches but not a lot of place to pitch a tent.”
“Sitting is brief,” she said, “but the reality of the housing shortage is, folks need to rest on a longer-term scale.”
“We need spaces where folks can feel supported and safe,” she told her fellow commissioners.
Magnera’s proposal generated a spirited conversation. Several commissioners maintained support for Magnera’s change. Commissioner Steph Routh said the commission should make design review “more permissive and inclusive,” rather than using “defensive measures” to exclude people.
Magnera says she’s more determined than ever to use city code to carve out space for people who have none. “I’m going to keep pushing,” she says. “I feel it’s my role to speak up for people who don’t have a voice.”
Yeah, right… “people who don’t have a voice”. That is a brazen lie. The homeless/transients and the ‘antifa’ thugs utterly control Portland; they are the loudest voices of all and the most aggressive people. At the same time good people who pay their own way and abide by the law are being forced out of the city by the leftists who create chaos every day.
Notice that this female is “director of climate and energy policy at Verde, a Northeast Portland environmental justice nonprofit”. So what does that have to do with building codes and housing?
Nothing, except that they are all rolled into one nasty little ball on the radical left. And their goal is to disrupt us all, in any way they can.
Vegan Eats Meat, Immediately Feels Better
A vegan “influencer” on the internet has admitted that eating meat has made her feel better.
Alyse Parker, who has 200,000 Instagram followers and 700,000 Youtube subscribers, is a formerly vegan influencer who recently revealed that she spent 30 days eating nothing but meat and that the new diet had very positive effects on her health.
You can just imagine how the leaf-eating health-food weaklings responded to that…
She said, “I had my own fair share of health struggles and eventually reached a breaking point where I was willing to try anything to function properly again.”
Yes, as Nikitas3.com has said for decades, vegetarian diets are bad for you and meat is good for you. Her “health struggles” certainly came from her non-meat diet.
“I swallowed my pride and decided I’d give it a shot,” Parker said. “Full-on carnivore. I woke up the next morning feeling more mentally clear, focused, wholesome, and healthy than I had felt in years.
Oh, gee, no kidding. After one meat meal she felt better. That is exactly what eating meat does for you since meat has been known for millennia for being nutritious. Meanwhile a non-meat diet simply starves your brain and makes you feel light-headed. And that is why these non-meat people are all wackos. They have been robbing their brains of nutrition for years, even decades. They think that light-headedness is completely normal.
One of Parker’s vegan followers commented, “You should see a doctor after and show us those results rather than you on a scale and your abs. This probably isn’t helping your eating disorder.”
So this kook is saying that Parker should see a doctor since she feels better. This shows how demented these people are; everything they say is backward.
Fake News Media Jobs Disappearing Fast
While employment numbers in fields like manufacturing, construction, transportation and retail are soaring, some categories are shedding jobs, like the Fake News media.
Business Insider reported that 7,700 people lost their media jobs in 2018, which is a lot more than the 5000 who lost their jobs between 2014 and 2017.
Wow. Great. There is a God!
Some of this comes from the fact that president Trump is doing irreparable damage to the media by exposing their treachery and lies.
Just imagine how angry this makes the Fake News skunks.
They are LIVID!
These are not just run-of-the-mill factory jobs out in Trump Country that are being lost. These are elite jobs affecting a small group of privileged leftists in New York Washington, other major cities, etc., which makes it all the more delicious. Breitbart News reported:
Far-left (CNN) cut 100 jobs. BuzzFeed slashed 200. Vice Media booted 265. NBC said farewell to 82. Sports Illustrated waved goodbye to 40. HuffPost wiped out 13. When it closed something called the Washington Post Express — which sounds like a faster to spread lies — the Post axed 20. Think Progress dumped its entire staff of 12 and then shut down. ESPN dropped 20. The welfare queens at NPR lost 9. Mad Magazine slashed 10 (and hundreds of freelancers, who are not included in the 7,700) when it closed down. Jet and Ebony released 15. Pride Media discharged 10. First Look arrivederci’d 15. New Orleans Times-Picayune so long’d 161. The Cleveland’s Plain Dealer dealt 41. New York Media expelled 32. St. Louis Dispatch dispatched with (you knew that was coming) 23. McClatchey walloped 200. Verizon’s Yahoo, AOL, and Huffpost disconnected 800. Conde Nast junked 10. Dallas Morning News whacked 43.
This is great news. Yet the media tell us that president Trump’s controversial persona makes for provocative media copy and that he is spurring the media to new heights with the very mention of his name.
Not! Pew Research reported that, “At least 36% of the largest newspapers across the United States – as well as at least 23% of the highest-traffic digital-native news outlets – experienced layoffs between January 2017 and April 2018,”
This is all very good news as employment soars for us “deplorables”.
Democrats Force Food Prices Up
Over and over we have heard Democrats telling us that “the poor” need help to pay for food. Or they explain to us that our food would be more expensive without illegal immigrants working in the fields at low wages.
This is the opposite of the truth; poor people would not need so much help if food were cheaper. And food would be cheaper if we eliminated migrant labor and replaced it with machines.
But Democrats oppose that since they get power through unionized farm workers and from catering to poor illegal immigrants like farm workers. Breitbart News reported:
The pending farmworker amnesty drafted by Democrats and business groups is likely to block the development and use of labor-saving machinery throughout the labor-intensive farm sector.
The Democratic Party is offering the agriculture business an endless supply of cheap migrant labor if business executives pressure GOP legislators to approve an amnesty for roughly one million illegal migrants who will likely vote Democrat. The profits-for-amnesty swap is at the center of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019, which has passed a House committee and is expected to get a floor vote soon.
The Democrats’ amnesty bill also has the support of the United Farm Workers union (UFW), which represents illegal migrant farmworkers. The migrants work long hours, in the open, often for low pay.
In other words we have been paying illegal migrant workers for decades to pick our fruits and vegetables, yet most of this work could be done much more cheaply by machines, bringing down food costs.
But investment in these machines is being discouraged by the low cost of labor through mass illegal immigration. The United Farm Workers (UFW) union even touted its members’ stoop labor in a series of tweets intended to build support for the agriculture amnesty bill. Yet machines are used all over the world to do farm labor more cheaply and efficiently.
For instance, UFW tweeted:
Have you ever seen how peas are harvested? Let’s hear it for these Salinas area #farmworkers who are working hard so we could enjoy this tasty vegetable on our #Thanksgiving table. #WeFeedYou #ThankAFarmWorker
It showed migrant laborers harvesting peas by hand. But other countries use efficient machines to harvest peas. In Canada, for instance, Dutch-built Oxbo machines are used.
UFW showed its members chopping brussel sprouts with machetes, tweeting:
Harvesting brussel sprouts is labor intensive. See the process it takes to bring them from the field to your holiday table. Chopping through the tough and prickly stems takes both strength and accuracy. #WeFeedYou #UnitedPlatesOfAmerica #ThankAFarmWorker
But Europeans use Dutch-built machines to harvest their brussel sprouts more cheaply.
UFW touted the harvesting of green tomatoes with stoop labor in California by tweeting:
Did you enjoy tomatoes in your thanksgiving salad? Let’s thank the farm workers who harvested them. This video came from Elperro from the tomato harvest in Dos Palos CA. #WeFeedYou #ThankAFarmWorker
But in high-wage Australia, farmers buy machines to increase the productivity of their expensive labor.
So it is obvious that the importation of inefficient but cheap migrant labor is actually increasing our food prices, while leftists and Democrats tell us the opposite.
Big Democrat Campaign Finance Scandal
The Fake News media will not cover it, but Democrats are currently being caught up in a big campaign finance scandal involving major figures. Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit reports:
DOJ Catches DEMOCRAT PARTY in Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Foreign Campaign Donations Scheme…
The Liberal Media Is Not Only Covering This Up — They’re Lying about it!…
HUGE DEMOCRAT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN DONATIONS SCANDAL BROKEN UP!
On Friday The Gateway Pundit reported on the news that Democrat operative and Robert Mueller chief witness George Nader was indicted for his involvement in illegal campaign contributions from foreign entities to the Hillary campaign in 2016
Nader was one of Mueller’s top witnesses and he is a top Democrat donor and convicted child molester.
But there is more to the story.
Bill Barr on Friday indicted eight individuals for illegally funneling millions of dollars in foreign money to Adam Schiff, Hillary Clinton and several Democratic senators.
According to News Thud:
The list of the Dem organizations taking this illegal money is astounding – almost every Dem state organization and many super PAC’s including the big one Priorities USA.
All of the leading names in the Democratic party took in this money including Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, Jon Tester, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, etc.
The scandal involves Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja from Los Angeles and seven others.
The 53 count indictment charges Khawaja with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation. Nader is charged with conspiring with Khawaja to make conduit campaign contributions, and related offenses. Boulos, Dekermenjian, Diab, El-Saadi, Hill, and Whipple are charged with conspiring with Khawaja and each other to make conduit campaign contributions and conceal excessive contributions, and related offenses.
Khawaja donated OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS to Democrat PAC Priorities USA!
The list is endless.
This is being covered up by the liberal mainstream media!
OK, friends, this appears to be the beginning of attorney general Barr’s war on the corrupt Deep State and its Democrat enablers. This is great news. We can expect it to continue until November 2020, and to continue after president Trump is re-elected.
This is part of president Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp”. Democrats never expected it, as they never expected Trump’s victory, but it is coming. And this is precisely why they are so desperate to get rid of the president.
Barr has been in office less than one year. And it takes time for these prosecutions to be completed. So we can be sure that more and more prosecutions are coming on behalf of president Trump and on behalf of the American people.
And some of these prosecutions are going to rock Washington like it has never been rocked before since coming actions will involve top Obama administration figures who attempted to undo the 2016 election with their covert actions against the Trump campaign, i.e., the greatest political scandal in US history.