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#327680 - 07/29/20 06:16 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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My son, now 55/56 (not sure) Said to me the other day; "Dad, you always taught us that race doesn't matter and ignore it. Now, however, people get angry with me when I don't pay attention to somebody's race". I too have noticed that. Not much but it happens. I too find it strange as I simple don't give a damn. Sorry...........

Now, the Portland thing. This morning they were announcing that the troops are pulling out. I suspect somebody got the message as most of the so-called rioters are not even marchers but rather just plain citizens who have had enough of Trump troops. Last night there was a black wonman claiming, and seemed to be running things, that also noted that most of the marchers were white women supporting BLM.

Interesting times!

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#327685 - 07/29/20 10:13 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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When you are shooting rubber bullets at Mothers Protecting Protesters and Veterans, then you need to figure out you have a losing argument. I bet Trump's pollsters discovered he was losing ground faster with Independents than he was gaining with his base.

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#327712 - 07/31/20 07:25 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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Since the Trump troopers left the mothers are also pulling out. It seems that the march had been increased, by a lot, by regular citizens REALLY upset with Trump shenanigans. Seems that Trump folk finally figured that one out too.

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#327721 - 08/01/20 12:49 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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The operation was a complete success. It achieved all of its goals:

1) Got some great footage of macho storm troopers - get up like they’re in some dystopian superhero film - kicking butt on those people. (Thugs! Rioters! Anarchists! They’re animals! Not really people at all ... Think what it would cost Hollywood to get footage like that. Man, I tell, ya!)

2) Kept the president’s antics in the news, delegating the virus and the economy below the fold, as it were.

3) Reinforced the bond between the president and “his people”.

4) Created more chaos and more uncertainty about what the president might do next.

5) Got in some great practice!

6) Gave the president an enormous amount of personal gratification: being able to say “Go kick some butt” and see it happen on TV? Fantastic!

7) And no one will stop him.


Edited by Irked (08/01/20 01:16 AM)
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#327827 - 08/05/20 06:53 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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Portland has been having riots for several days, now. I know people there. They are REALLY sick and tired of it. Whatever the message was its gone. This is just pure rioting for, I guess, the fun of it? Oh, it will also firm up them that vote for Trump.

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/p...5e-89236fc13ed3
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/08/04/portland-riots-read-out-august-4
https://www.foxnews.com/us/rioters-vandalize-portland-police-association-fire-protest

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#327829 - 08/05/20 07:54 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: jgw]
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So after this Oregon is probably gonna become a red state? Local and state Democrats will likely be defeated by the law and order Republicans? It looks to me like a state in civil war, the crazies have taken over the streets and the Dems are powerless to stop it!

There's an election coming up and there were surely be repercussions.

Very probably result in Donald Trump's re-election too. So the far left will once again be responsible for Democratic losses.

Damn lefties! Ruining everything for everyone.
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#327846 - 08/06/20 06:00 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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If they stopped it they would have to be mean to the rioters! Are you suggesting police brutality! Horrors!!!

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#327849 - 08/06/20 06:57 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: jgw]
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Every night around midnight, the police attack the protesters in an effort to clear the streets. Every night the protesters once again have to deal with police brutality.

It's like a snake eating it's tail. All the cops have to do to stop it is to stop doing what they do. Back the f*ck off. That's what the protest is about. Law enforcement's apparent inability to back the f*ck off and de-escalate tense situations.

Do that and the protesters will get bored and go home.

Did you see what the Colorado cops just did to that black family? They thought an SUV with a black family in it was a stolen motorcycle. Children were handcuffed at gunpoint and forced to lie on hot pavement....

Stop that sh*t and the protests will stop.
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#327851 - 08/06/20 08:27 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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You don't understand. Its REALLY hard to tell the difference between a regular license plate and the half sized motor bike license. Even if they were the same and only different colors. Its just HARD! respect

Oh, almost forgot - you are probably right about the police.


Edited by jgw (08/06/20 08:28 PM)

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#327855 - 08/07/20 03:09 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
So after this Oregon is probably gonna become a red state? Local and state Democrats will likely be defeated by the law and order Republicans?

Portland Metro decides the elections. Rural Oregon does not.

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