May 30, 2020

"We cannot arrest people when we’re trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics and the wanton violence that’s coming out there."

"There’s simply more of them than us," said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, quoted in "George Floyd Updates: ‘Absolute Chaos’ in Minneapolis as Protests Grow Across U.S." (NYT).
Gunshots rang out near a different police precinct and flames streamed from businesses over several city blocks — a gas station, a post office, a bank, a restaurant — as residents asked where the police and firefighters had gone.
Gunshots rang out... and flames streamed.... The NYT is writing as if human individuals are not in the picture even as the Governor is speaking specifically about people and calling attention to the us-versus-them situation.
Commissioner John Harrington of the state’s Department of Public Safety said the police were preparing to be at the center of an “international event” on Saturday, pledging to "restore order” on the same Minneapolis block that was burning as he spoke. Mr. Harrington said he expected the largest crowds the state had ever seen.
What does that mean — an “international event”? Is he characterizing the rioters as foreigners?

ADDED: Some people in the comments are saying that all Harrington meant is that people in other countries are paying attention to what's happening in Minneapolis — something like the old Chicago 1968 chant "The whole world is watching." But now I am seeing that Governor Walz is saying things that make it sound as though there are international elements to the riots: "Furious Gov. of Minnesota says George Floyd protests are being manipulated by 'domestic terrorists' and international forces trying to destabilize the nation and fully mobilizes the National Guard as US descends into chaos" (Daily Mail):
The governor of Minnesota has called for full mobilization of the state's National Guard, as he suggested that foreign and extremist influences are fueling chaos as protests over the in-custody death devolve into violence in cities across the country....

'As you saw this expand across the United States, and you start to see whether it be domestic terrorism, whether it be ideological extremists to fan the group, or whether it be international destabilization of how our country works,' he continued....

'The cartels, who are wondering if there was a break in their drug transmissions, are trying to take advantage of the chaos. That's why this situation is on a federal level.'

127 comments:

tim maguire said...

How much of this is pent up frustration over months of lockdown?

RNB said...

I have often noted that writers at the NYT are masters of the passive voice.

jaydub said...

Of course he's talking about international attention. Geez.

exhelodrvr1 said...

We can't arrest them all, so we won't arrest any of them. THat's a winning approach!

TheThinMan said...

So we’ve got two viruses running through the country right now. Let’s hope this more dangerous one makes people realize how overblown the other one is.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Once again "Things Happened". Can't offend the rioters now, can we? Democrat cities, like Baltimore. How many opioids got looted in these riots. Hundreds of thousands in Baltimore! Big Money... Easy Money!

Rory said...

"There’s simply more of them than us,"

This certainly seems like a call for vigilanteism. Isn't that what they're saying, when government says it doesn't have the resources to enforce the law?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Democrats are chumps.

William said...

Is it even possible for a Democrat to criticize a rioter with the same fervor that he directs against a barber who wants to go back to work?

Ray - SoCal said...

Trump called the family of Mr. Floyd.

Great article about the situation, one of the blog authors lives in Mn.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/minneapolis-goes-bagdhad.php

Trump has Military Police that are now on alert for a 4 hour deployment, using the Insurrection Act.


Sebastian said...

"The NYT is writing as if human individuals are not in the picture"

It would be inconvenient to describe the human individuals involved. No useful narrative there.

"What does that mean — an “international event”? Is he characterizing the rioters as foreigners?"

Deflecting attention from the actual local looters and arsonists, plus perhaps an allusion to Antifa infiltration. He's not blaming Somalis, is he?

TRISTRAM said...

"What does that mean — an “international event”? Is he characterizing the rioters as foreigners?"

No, he means so many people are watching, he can't afford to make a mistake. He's afraid to act. Picture Andrew Jackson. Now picture the opposite. That is who is in charge in every one of these riot municipalities (and most of the states).

historyDoc said...

Appeasement always works. I'm sure the rioters will now be satisfied and get on with their lives.

Ryan said...

Every writing teacher says to *avoid* passive voice as being unclear, indirect and wordy. The NYT knows this, of course, and is on-purpose using poor writing skills to push an agenda.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Big corporate media and the democratics in power are thrilled about all the destruction.

Big Mike said...

Is he characterizing the rioters as foreigners?

Blame Canada!

Oso Negro said...

Democrats, reacting to the actions of public servants in a Democrat-controlled city, burn and loot the city. I totally blame Trump.

mesquito said...

Minneapolis won’t begin to see justice until the Mayor, the governor and the attorney general are behind bars.

wendybar said...

Time for Martial law there. If they can't be controlled, it is time to put the big guns there. This is ridiculous. Looks like we can all go out and vote now.....No reason for mail in voting if you can go out and riot.

Temujin said...

I don't think this is what he meant, but if you don't consider that there is an international influence tearing apart the fabric of US society, you've not been paying attention to the last 50 or so years. Not paranoia. Just reality. Just as the US is trying to influence the citizenry of let's say, Iran or China, there are forces at work easily manipulating the thoughts and emotions of Americans. We're too easy a target, especially with a mix of our education system (more and more influenced by the Chinese), social media, and our legacy media.

Wonder how or why our press kept propping up the Russia collusion case when it was clearly fiction from the start? Or how Antifa keeps funded and keeps organized? Or why you cannot say Wuhan Virus without the tsk, tsk wagging fingers coming at you?

These riots are neither spontaneous or completely native born. It is an American event that is now being manipulated by International parties.

Rusty said...

When traveling in any city in the US always note where the Korean shops are. When the rioting starts head for Korea Town. Koreans will shoot yer ass if you mess with their shit. So it's the safest place to be in a riot.

Krumhorn said...

I saw the entire press event in the middle of the night. The governor seems like a decent, straight talking guy....for a leftie pol. The mayor is an ass. But the governor made a fundamental mistake when he imposed a curfew without a strong plan to ensure compliance. At 8 PM, the state police made bold public address announcements about the curfew, tossed some gas canisters, and then beat a hasty retreat along with the national guard. They weren’t seen again for hours. They left the streets to the predators.

One key point the governor made repeatedly is that the “protestors” include many people who have other foul intentions and use sophisticated tactics to cause harm. He called them “global anarchists”.

I liked Trump’s word: THUGS

Missing in all of this is acknowledgement that the greatest mortal threat that blacks face is not from the police. It’s from urban black men and their baby mamas if you include abortion.

- Krumhorn

Bruce Hayden said...

"We cannot arrest people when we’re trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics and the wanton violence that’s coming out there."

This gets to my point in the previous post. These riots are well organized and funded, very likely, at least partially by Soros. Even though these are Dem cities, in purple to blue states, they are aimed at ultimately depriving Trump of a second term. It is Blue cities burning, because that is where the city governments allow it to happen. In a lot of states, shooting arsonists, esp by the police, is legally justified. Heck, I would probably shoot someone coming at me with bricks. Legitimate self defense. The Phoenix anti-ICE protest never went anywhere, after the police acted decisively and started arresting people. It never seemed to really get out of hand in DC, withe police well bolstered with Secret Service in riot gear pushing back aggressively. Deep Blue cities, like Minneapolis and Atlanta, are AntiFA and BLM safe spaces and sanctuary cities. The cops are held back, and the rioters are give a green light. So, those cities are the ones to burn.

Fernandinande said...

The NYT is writing ...

The NYT does a lot of writing -

"If I do a text search on the homepage of NYTimes.com for “protest,” I get nine hits. But when I do a test search for “riot” I get zero. Also zilch for “loot.”"

Fernandinande said...

Gunshots rang out... and flames streamed.

"floyd" "neck was knelt upon" = "About 2 results"

Mr. D said...

I live in the area. Doubt there are foreigners, but it’s clear from what’s happening that many of the rioters are not from the Twin Cities. By the way, the local news media is apoplectic about Walz and Frey. For much of the night, the looters had free rein.

wild chicken said...

I saw the Humvees rolling down the street in TV while listening to the scanner. Someone said they're not staying, they're moving on. Someone else says oh.

So did both the cops and the Guard decide to disengage at the same time? I hope they don't think just a show of force is enough.

Bob Boyd said...

What does that mean — an “international event”?

They've called in the Mounties.

narciso said...

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/the-week-in-pictures-mighty-kayleigh-edition.php

James Pawlak said...

Volley fire will break up such mobs as are "a clear and present danger of death or great bodily harm to others"!

chickelit said...

What does that mean — an “international event”? Is he characterizing the rioters as foreigners?

I am reminded of a chant recorded decades ago in Chicago: link

Ryan said...

Why isn't NYT warning about the Coronavirus threat of having large groups of protesters?

chickelit said...

Of course, 1968 did not turn out well for Democrats, politically.

Psota said...

These are very weak people who have gotten too used to blaming Republicans/Trump for everything.

narciso said...

oh yes I heard that ditty, in prague the soviet troops marched in, pompidou degaulle's successor was elected and so was 'd'estaing, nixon was elected, so they dialed it to eleven,

Browndog said...

Minneapolis is an Antifa stronghold.

Antifa is international.

Carol said...

It's not "passive voice" but it's weak writing. The subject is doing the verb. But shots and flames don't really do things on their own volition.

The writers don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

Lewis Wetzel said...

There is no way to control a large, violent crowd without using greater violence or the threat of greater violence. The threat has to be believed.
For the last twenty years antifa has seen that violence will be responded to with lesser violence, and if anyone is arrested, they will be released with a slap on the wrist.
For progressive cities, the chickens have come home to roost.

deepelemblues said...

Walz and Frey have handed Minnesota to the Republican Party in November

TRISTRAM said...

You know what else contributed to the riots? A ten week long largely unnecessary lockdown. People, in general are pissed. Add an ‘in particular’ reason, and it was a spark to, not tinder, but an accelerant.

Also, we really, really need to return to the peace officer model, rather than the enforcement officer model of policing communities.

Mark said...

It never seemed to really get out of hand in DC, with police well bolstered with Secret Service in riot gear pushing back aggressively.

When Secret Service is in riot gear pushing back aggressively, then it IS OUT OF HAND.

I would not be surprised if Lafayette Park is now blocked off completely, with a strong fence and gated entrance on the far side, in order to provide the necessary security for any president in the White House.

Meanwhile, I also see this as the death knell for D.C. statehood. If the District is going to refuse to provide public order, allowing mobs to roam the streets of the nation's capital, then the federal government can never relinquish control over the jurisdiction.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

C'mon Boomer. Chant after me:

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!

Mark said...

Why isn't NYT warning about the Coronavirus threat of having large groups of protesters?

People everywhere are rightly seeing that some things are more important than the emergency shutdown social distancing orders. That's why.



Oh wait . . .

narciso said...


from andy ngo

43m Two federal police officers were shot during last night's antifa/BLM rioting in Oakland, Cal. One of the officers has died. They were protecting a government facility when they were fired upon.

Jeff Weimer said...

The NYT uses passive voice for its favored groups - can't allow anyone to think to be critical of lefty rioters, can they? They have no problem blaming groups they don't favor - like the armed protesters in Michigan.

Also, so much for the "you can't beat the military with your little popguns" if overwhelmingly un (fire)armed people can drive them out.

Browndog said...

So did both the cops and the Guard decide to disengage at the same time? I hope they don't think just a show of force is enough.

Yes. The governor took over operations and ordered a withdrawal.

Ken B said...

If he meant that he'd say it was already an international event. He means big, important, attention getting.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Walz got no balz!

Big Mike said...

Is it even possible for a Democrat to criticize a rioter with the same fervor that he directs against a barber who wants to go back to work?

@William, yes, but barely. However nothing matches the fervor with which Democrats dump on Jews and Christians who want to go to synagogue or church. (But Muslims going to a mosque are quite all right.)

Ann Althouse said...

"I am reminded of a chant recorded decades ago in Chicago."

Yes, I was too, but "The whole world is watching" doesn't equal an international "event."

Let's just say Commissioner John Harrington isn't too good with language. It's not an international event. It's an event of interest to people all over the world, but it's happening within one particular city. There are also other "events" in other American cities. But there's not "international event." It's just bad use of language. One may guess what he meant to say, but that's not enough to let him off the hook for bad communication.

David Begley said...

Should have sent in 10,000 National Guard troops right away. Shock and awe.

LYNNDH said...

Bruce Hayden, you nailed it. Antifa, funded by Soros is behind it all. It is very well coordinated throughout the US.
I just heard that the DC Mayor refused police help at the White House, not their job. IF the thugs get onto the WH grounds there will be dead thugs.

madAsHell said...

All of the really poor leaders are being exposed.

TobyTucker said...

There's obviously some out-of-town anarchist "Black Bloc" involvement here but they're domestic not international like you see at G7 events, which can be planned for well in advance.

BTW, it looks like the National Guard is now a 9 to 5 job. During the day we saw them lined up looking all bad-ass, but come the night when they might actually have been useful in preventing the fires and looting, they were nowhere to be seen. Didn't see a lot of the regular police either. There wasn't much of anybody stopping the 'protesters' from doing whatever they wanted.

buwaya said...

It is fair to say there is utter confusion abroad, on this matter.
People dont understand, for one, that the police are not a national force directed by the Federal government.

One question I was asked - "Why does Trump permit that?"

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Walz just described the rioters as domestic terrorists.

Good of a Democrat pol to finally notice Antifa. He needs to inform his AG.

mikee said...

Thetwo means of ending riots has been well understood since the early days of the Texas Rangers. You detain, remove, disable, or kill the mob leadership and the mob dissolves. Even looting gang members have a sense of self preservation. Alternately, you let the riot continue until the mobs tire out and go home, then you put out the fires. The latter method has been preferred by Dem mayors since at least 1992.

It would be an interesting test to return to the former method, and a gruesome one.

Bilwick said...

Journalists seem to be unaware of the classic essay by Michael O'Donaghue (SNL's "Mr. Mike"), "How to Write Good," included in Gene Shalit's 1987 humor anthology, LAUGHING MATTERS. In Lesson 8, "Covering the News," Mr. Mike reveals the Ten Magic Phrases of Journalism that will help the reporter cover almost every news story. There's "violence flared," "riot-torn" and "gutted by fire;" but one I haven't seen and would seem especially appropos now, Magic Phrase Number 10, "roving bands of Negro youths." Odd that we don't see it used more freely.

buwaya said...

I saw part of CNN coverage of the attack on its building in Atlanta.
The point of contact of the conflict part, shot from their building lobby.
It was definitely an us-against-them take, where the camera crews and commenters were on the police side behind their lines. The people on camera certainly seemed surprised and threatened.

The people attacking the building most aggressively were white, those smashing windowd and throwing things, though the bulk of the crowd was black. The police seemed 50:50 black and white.

I also heard the Atlanta mayors speech. Very loud and angry but strangely confused. She does present quite well and is quite attractive, for a politician. Thats one to watch, in re political futures. Those were her backers (CNN) that were attacked, and those were her police. The point was noted above about relief through the ballot being, in such cases, being rather incoherent.

rcocean said...

Liberal Minnesota can't handle a riot by minorities. Color me shocked! Expect the dumbshit liberals to reward the incompetent mayor and Governor with another 4 years.

rcocean said...

International incident = Somalis, Minnesota's favorite diverse minority. They're not only black, they're muslim. It gives leftists organism just thinking about it.

Ann Althouse said...

See my update to this post.

Walz IS talking about foreigners participating and deliberately destabilizing the U.S.

He mentions "cartels."

Francisco D said...

Ann Althouse said... Walz IS talking about foreigners participating and deliberately destabilizing the U.S.

Who knows? It is certainly organized theater rather than spontaneous demonstrations/riots.

Maybe some international Leftists joined with the American Leftists to organize it because they need to create OrangeManBad chaos in the minds of the world.

It is all Trump's fault, isn't it?

Michael K said...


Blogger Rusty said...

When traveling in any city in the US always note where the Korean shops are. When the rioting starts head for Korea Town. Koreans will shoot yer ass if you mess with their shit. So it's the safest place to be in a riot.
?

Yup, they've been through war since WWII. They know. How many notice which cities have big ANTIFA presence ? Berkeley, Portland, DC, Seattle. What do they have in common ?

Mark said...

What is the plan of D.C. Mayor Bowser and of other public authorities to identify all these people who have violated social distancing (and thereby greatly increasing the risk of covid transmission) and to do contact tracing on them??

Bowser, by the way, has tweeted her support for the crowd gathering.

Inga said...

“Let's just say Commissioner John Harrington isn't too good with language. It's not an international event. It's an event of interest to people all over the world, but it's happening within one particular city. There are also other "events" in other American cities. But there's not "international event." It's just bad use of language. One may guess what he meant to say, but that's not enough to let him off the hook for bad communication.”

After the latest news conference just this last hour, it seems that by those they have arrested the authorities have seen infiltration by groups other than legitimate protestors. These people are mostly from out of state and who knows, maybe even from out of the Country. There are forces at play here that don’t care about police abuse on the US, as they are trying to foment anarchy.

The words “bugaloo” and white supremacy have been used this AM by news commentators. I don’t know if there’s anything to base this theory on in those that have been arrested and information the authorities are now learning, but it’s an interesting twist in the rioting and mayhem happening. People have been shot by people shooting into the crowds of protestors by people with long guns. What is happening here? White supremacy groups are not only found in the US.

Antifa is a possibility, but it doesn’t make sense for Antifa to be not on the side of the protestors and shooting into the crowds of protestors. Something is afoot here and it’s not legitimate protestors or even Antifa who are doing the rioting, I suspect.

Kevin said...

(Snoopy at typewriter)

It was a dark and stormy night.

Suddenly, shots rang out near a police precinct.

Flames streamed from businesses over several city blocks.

A woman screamed.

But no arrests were made.

Oh Yea said...

Why is there so little discussion of the Antifa instigating the rioting? Watching the film of Columbus last night it was 90% white in typical Antifa garb confronting the police. Dayton is having two protests today, one in the afternoon which I suspect will be relatively peaceful but one is this evening and I afraid that may get out of hand. Last year when the 15 Klan boobs from Indiana held a rally in downtown Dayton there were hundreds of Antifa "counter-protestors" looking for trouble. Luckily the police were having none of it and nothing got started. I afraid the Antifa will use the cover of the protest against police brutality to initiate violence.

narciso said...

lileks bleat points to ms 13, surenos (mexican mob) and our home grown crips graffiti which suggests cooperation or collusion

Lurker21 said...

It's strange to hear a modern Democrat echoing the old Mayor Daley or current right-wing speculation that Soros is behind it all. Somebody, maybe the head of the Minnesota National Guard, took pains to point out that Minneapolis's problems are homegrown. Maybe it was the governor himself walking back his earlier statement.

Cuomo is back on CNN and MSNBC. He doesn't understand that his moment is over and the country has other things to worry about.

Inga said...

While looking up more on the term “Boogaloo”, it appears that it’s a movement of sorts. Convoluted and confusing, crossing ideologies.

The Boogaloo Movement Is Not What You Think

“On the internet, meanwhile, a largely white, and far right movement publicly contended over what risks its members should take to support a black man killed by police.

On the Facebook page, Big Igloo Bois, which at the time of writing had 30,637 followers, an administrator wrote of the protests, “If there was ever a time for bois to stand in solidarity with ALL free men and women in this country, it is now”.

They added, “This is not a race issue. For far too long we have allowed them to murder us in our homes, and in the streets. We need to stand with the people of Minneapolis. We need to support them in this protest against a system that allows police brutality to go unchecked.”

One commenter added, “I’m looking for fellow Minneapolis residents to join me in forming a private, Constitutionally-authorized militia to protect people from the MPD, which has killed too many people within the last two years.”

Open source materials suggest that, for now, the apocalyptic, anti-government politics of the “Boogaloo Bois” are not monolithically racist/neo-Nazi. As we have observed, some members rail against police shootings of African Americans, and praise black nationalist self defense groups.

But the materials also demonstrate that however irony-drenched it may appear to be, this is a movement actively preparing for armed confrontation with law enforcement, and anyone else who would restrict their expansive understanding of the right to bear arms. In a divided, destabilized post-coronavirus landscape, they could well contribute to widespread violence in the streets of American cities.”

YoungHegelian said...

I've said this before & I'll keep saying it: the first victim of the hard left is always the moderate left. The Democrats who run Minneapolis & the state of Minnesota are finding this out the hard way. Are there looters out there? Yes, but there's also a cadre of trained skirmishers who will keep the chaos going as long as possible. These people are Stalinists, and they are trained to "push ahead until you meet steel". And they will, until the government finds some steel to put in front of them.

Read this article from Powerline to see how pitiful is the response from the state & local governments.

This is shaping up to be the election of 1968 all over again --- moderate Democrats fail to stand against hard left agitation & the Right is seen as standing against not only wanton street violence but against the moderate left's incompetence in governing.

Char Char Binks said...

George Floyd pressed a gun to the torso of woman he and five other home invaders menaced, beat, and robbed. He is the soul of black folks.

Lurker21 said...

I'm inclined to think that "international" means "the whole world is watching." The question of what is directed or inspired or homegrown has come up in relation to terrorism, but it can be applied to activism as well. What's going on is homegrown, but there are international trends at work that may lead some to view what's going on as internationally inspired. To say that it's directed from overseas would be going too far. One might wonder, though, if Antifa or anarchist groups do have international exchanges with activists from one country turning up in other countries for protests and riots.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Walz is DFL, after all. He probably thinks it's the Russians.

Yancey Ward said...

The mayors and the governors will face a choice if things don't cool off this weekend- they either have to forcefully reassert social order themselves- and this will involve orders to shoot looters- or to completely retreat and let it all break down to the point where people with property to protect begin to take matters into their own hands- we are already getting some of this where heavily armed men have started patrolling their neighborhoods in Minneapolis itself.

My expectation is that things will begin to abate by tomorrow, but I am less certain of this today than I would have been if this happened just 4 months ago. I fear a threshold may have been crossed this Spring.

Da Bear said...

This could be over in 10 minutes, if the Obama/ Soros/MSM/ Deep State /MSM/ CAIR Democrats actually wanted it to end.

"As governor of Minnesota , I am deputizing in this emergency situation, 10,000 armed citizens to come to Minneapolis, including their semi automatic rifles, and end this mindless destruction, You will have state permmison to shoot on sight any looter or rioter that does not immediately obey your lawful order."

QED

Yancey Ward said...

Wow, Inga, you take stupid to entirely unimagined heights. Who do you think you are convincing with that kind of horseshit?

Ray - SoCal said...

Trying to blame this on White Supremacists amazes me. Same with the idea of foreigners, not to mention drug cartels!

And NBC is pushing this!

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/live-blog/george-floyd-death-minneapolis-protests-live-updates-n1217886/ncrd1219396#blogHeader

Unbelievable.


Ann Althouse said...

@Inga I noticed that article a few days ago and read it. Didn't blog it because I didn't know what to make of the website -- bellingcat.

Paul Zrimsek said...

"As governor of Minnesota , I am deputizing in this emergency situation, 10,000 armed citizens to come to Minneapolis, including their semi automatic rifles, and end this mindless destruction, You will have state permmison to shoot on sight any looter or rioter that does not immediately obey your lawful order."

What could possibly go wrong?

Seerak said...

"The NYT is writing as if human individuals are not in the picture"

You know that classic racist sentiment "They all look the same to me?" As if people were fungible?

Exact same thing.

Ray - SoCal said...

Trump just tweeted:

It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266760009872007171?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266760009872007171

Drago said...

As expected, while leftists are burning and looting and attacking and shooting across the nation in democrat run cities, Inga takes the time to obsess over some obscure anonymous internet account as the real threat.

This is similar to Ingas tactic of attacking Christian conservatives in the US whenever islamic supremacists murder/butcher innocents anywhere in the world.

Drago said...

Yancey Ward: "My expectation is that things will begin to abate by tomorrow, but I am less certain of this today than I would have been if this happened just 4 months ago. I fear a threshold may have been crossed this Spring."

Not a chance.

The dems russia collusion hoax failed, the Flynn case has been utterly exposed as corrupt, the Kavanaugh lies didnt make it, the ukraine phone call hoax sham-peachment failed, the weaponization of the pandemic has already failed so all the Ingas and dems and LLR's have left are the riots and a return to their natural home: racism!

The effort to transfer guilt/blame fir the Floyd killing to Trump will take at keast another 2 to 4 weeks to fully play out.

The dems/left/LLR-left are going to pull the Full James Byrd Is GW Bush's Fault routine all over again.

Drago said...

One of Ingas antifa heroes shot and killed a Federal Officer in Oakland last night while multiple federal, state and local officers were physically attacked by the left in the last several days across the nation which doesnt count the number of Reginald Denny-like attacks in passersbys and motorists. Particularly women alone in their cars being mobbed by lefty "heroic" rioters.

So remember, when tallying up the left's victims in all this, make sure you spend the majority of your time online looking for obscure anonymous accounts that cam be used to focus on Trump and republicans.

MB said...

Writers at the NYT are often noted as masters of the passive voice.

Ray said...

"There’s simply more of them than us" Then reduce their numbers. Rifles have been used for many years for exactly this purpose.

Drago said...

Inga the Easily Led Minion: "While looking up more on the term “Boogaloo”, it appears that it’s a movement of sorts. Convoluted and confusing, crossing ideologies."

Here is a link to the only real "Boogaloo" movement: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086999/

Jim at said...

You leftists who are siding with the rioters and looters simply because you hate Trump had better be careful what you wish for.

Megaera said...

LOL. Remember, those of you who are old enough, the scorn and derision heaped upon certain Southern pols who used to finger-point at "outside agitators" coming in to rile up the otherwise peaceful and totally passive locals? Is this anything like that?

And I have to say, I'm a bit mystified by this sudden and touching faith in the preventive power of arrests. Isn't it the blue jurisdictions which have been doing everything in their power to neuter police exercise of authority (arrest) by completely nullifying its significance? Virtually instant release w/out bail, no consequences -- their citizenry (well, certain segments of it) is pretty much freed from of responsibility for any bad action whatsoever ... and now they're weeping and rending their garments because the absolutely foreseeable has come to pass.

MIlton Poindexter said...

From The Bunker, Biden declares he would put an end to the violence by deploying 700 million dog-faced pony soldiers.

Inga said...

“@Inga I noticed that article a few days ago and read it. Didn't blog it because I didn't know what to make of the website -- bellingcat.“

Yeah, I don’t know what to make of the guy/blog either, but the info about this movement, or group, Boogallo Bois is intriguing. Who knows, hopefully we’ll find out more as the days pass and the ones they’ve arrested start talking. Whoever these outside groups are their actions certainly aren’t helping the legitimate protestors and the protest itself.

Moneyrunner said...

From Powerline:
We are under assault by terrorists and anarchists conducting offensive operations throughout the Twin Cities. The unified command of soldiers and law enforcement officers withdrew to defend critical and targeted infrastructure. As arsonists set fires, as looters continued their activities, as terrorists destroyed businesses, law enforcement forces withdrew and redeployed.



The curtain is pulled away from the violent underbelly that exists in our culture. It has been given an opportunity to tear the veil away. And it should be a wake-up call to everyone who lives under the mistaken belief that the vast majority of those on the Left are good people.



From the Antifa terrorists that began in Washington State and have now metastasized, to the Academic bullies use violence to stifle dissent we find that the people who hate America are willing to burn it down.



I heard Brian Kilmeade interview "moderate" Democrat Harold Ford who would begin a sentence with effusive praise for police but before he ended the thought, there came the ... "BUT." And what followed the BUT was his excuse for the burners and the looters as "mourners" who were there to right racial wrongs. Every. Damn. Time. And Kilmeade was his echo.

Inga said...

“Trump just tweeted:

It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266760009872007171?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1266760009872007171”

Oh that settles it. Trump would never dream of tweeting BS.

narciso said...

it began with portland and berkeley three years ago, the anti fascists turned out to be against all business and all law enforcement,

Moneyrunner said...

I think Inga has discovered the follow-on to the Russia hoax, the phone call hoax, and Trump's conspiring to spread the Wuhan flu. The new conspiracy is the Right Wing descending on Blue America and burning it to the ground.

Inga said...

This group, the Boogalloo Bois also showed up at the Shutdown protests, back in early May.

The ‘Boogaloo Bois’ Are Bringing Their AR-15s and Civil War Ideology to the Lockdown Protests
The far-right “boogaloo” meme, which refers to an impending civil war or violent anti-government rebellion, is now spilling out into the real world.


The younger, shitposting face of the armed far-right — often called “boogaloo bois” — have been showing up at anti-lockdown protests across the U.S., toting their AR-style rifles and wearing their trademark Hawaiian shirts and leis.

It’s a troubling sign that the far-right “boogaloo” meme, used to refer to or even incite an impending civil war or violent anti-government rebellion, is now spilling out into the real world.

On Monday, a group of heavily armed men — including at least one with links to the boogaloo movement — were arrested following a tense standoff with SWAT outside Big Daddy Zane’s Bar in West Odessa, Texas. The men claimed they were protecting the bar, whose owner was defying Texas’ lockdown orders by remaining open. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott loosened some restrictions on businesses in recent weeks, but bars remain shuttered.”

Moneyrunner said...

Democrats made every excuse for the riots and looting until they realized the optics were not in their favor anymore. Now they're frantically trying to find someone, or something, even if it's the Russians who formed an alliance with White Nationalists burning down Blue cities so they don't have to own the responsibility for the chaos they cheered on.

I'm old enough to remember the Shouts of POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

Tomcc said...

I know little to nothing about the funding and organization of anarchistic groups. There were riots last night in freeking Eugene Oregon. Eugene! There's no students on campus. This has the stench of an organized mob.
BTW, nothing promotes a better understanding between opposing sides than rioting and looting.

Michael K said...

This is just amazing. I'm not sure the link will work but the video shows an Asian kid trying to help clean up and two black women throwing the trash he picks up back into the street.

Michael K said...

On Monday, a group of heavily armed men — including at least one with links to the boogaloo movement — were arrested following a tense standoff with SWAT outside Big Daddy Zane’s Bar in West Odessa, Texas.

As usual, Inga is on these irrelevant matters like a duck on a June Bug. Nothing to do with the riots, Inga!

Drago said...

Russian Collusion Truther Inga: "This group, the Boogalloo Bois ....." blah blah blah.

Lefties are burning democrat cities to the ground across the nation, proudly, and the lefty media is defending it across all lefty networks...but Inga says Nope! Its a bunch of right wingers!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Inga, is that what Mueller told you?!

Best lunatic Inga conspiracy yet!

Btw, Inga has not written one word in response to the lefties murdering a federal officer in Oakland last night.

Sorry federal officer and family, in Inga world you simply dont count.

Tim said...

Beatings and gunfire. That is what it will take. Physical pain is a great teacher.

Drago said...

Question asked: Why are so many lefty celebrities donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to bail out rioters if other quite dumb lefties like Inga keep claiming those rioters are russians and white supremacists?

Gospace said...

Wearing Hawaiian shirts makes one a boogaloo supporter? Has to be a new leftie talking point. I’ve seen it several times in the last 48 hours, but never before. Has this important information ever before appeared on this blood? I know there have been posts about men in shorts. I wear exclusively long trousers except for swimming and sport. Hawaiian shirts, OTOH, are a basic part of my warm weather non-work wardrobe. Now I’m wondering if I should wear them more often.

Rusty said...

Antifa has become involved in the rioting. That means Soros in involved.

Rosalind said...

Inga - Random shooting into crowds? It's called "gangs," as in Crips and Bloods and their affiliated subsidiaries.

Milo Minderbinder said...

One gets the government one deserves. The citizens of the Peoples Republic of Minnesota have been asleep at least since they elected Jesse Ventura governor. What's going on in the Twin Cities and elsewhere are coordinated, well-funded riots. Walz and every elected politician in Minnesota should be tossed out of office in November. If any Minnesotan is waiting for Keith Ellison to act, well, don't hold your breath.

Gospace said...

A quick gander over at bellingcat dot com reveals it to be a “wheat from chaff” site. There’s a lot of them around. There are similar sites I frequently peruse that I refer to as “grain of salt” sites. There’s something truthful in every post or article. But you have to figure out what the truth is.

If you’re involved in any kind of classified work, you should read “Military And Intelligence Personnel Can Be Tracked With The Untapped Beer App”. Very much the embodiment of the WWII poster “Loose Lips Sink Ships “. Little aside- during my time on subs, family members would constantly ask my wife where I was going to next. Many never believed her when she said she didn’t know. She didn’t. I didn’t tell her, she never asked. I lucked out and found someone who instinctively understood that the fewer people who knew where Point B was when traveling from A to B, the better my chances of getting there undetected and unharmed.

Their article on “The Invasion of Venezuela, Brought To You By Silvercorp USA” is chaff. There’s a lot of misinformation about that misadventure. The whole incident seems more to be Venezuelan disinformation to distract the world from the inconvenient fact that one of their warships was sunk by an unarmed cruise ship.

Alex said...

I have heard nothing about looters and arsonists being arrested and identified but plenty about the press being arrested and shot at by police. It seems like we need a completely new police force-legal system here.

Inga said...

“On Monday, a group of heavily armed men — including at least one with links to the boogaloo movement — were arrested following a tense standoff with SWAT outside Big Daddy Zane’s Bar in West Odessa, Texas.

As usual, Inga is on these irrelevant matters like a duck on a June Bug. Nothing to do with the riots, Inga!“

I’m sorry that your senility prohibits you from understanding that this group is the SAME group that has been seen at the riots in various cities and were seen at the shutdown protests.

Megaera said...

Gospace: I have heard nothing to indicate that Hawaiian shirts are suddenly the Mark of the Beast as far as Inga's Boogaloo Boys are concerned, but they ARE (and have been for quite a while) a popular dress item for the concealed carry crowd. Some crossover is possible, of course -- especially when dealing with a buncha Texans defending a West Odessa watering hole against the Karens of Local Government. (I should add that I'm working on the assumption that Inga's post was meant in jest.) So, if you want the cachet of the CCers without the effort and expense, just up your wardrobe investment.

narciso said...

yes, the weapons recovered were fake, there was a rogue general, who was wanted for drug related matters, that was probably a ringer, for the chavez regime, similar things happened in hungary in 56, in poland in the 50s, in cuba in the 60s, google rolando cubela, etc etc

nearly all the journalists are with the black bloc except andy ngo, and you see the grief he gets for posting factual info,

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Bill, Republic of Texas said...
C'mon Boomer. Chant after me:

THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING!

5/30/20, 8:56 AM

I admit I was wrong. It seems Minnesota is now saying the riots (no longer protests) are the fault of white supremacists and Russians. I shit you not!

That explains why the far left celebrities are paying the bonds of those arrested.

Drago said...

Inga the Collusion Truther: "I’m sorry that your senility prohibits you from understanding that this group is the SAME group that has been seen at the riots in various cities and were seen at the shutdown protests."

Note: 2 of Ingas Beloved and Heroic lefty domestic terrorist pals literally murdered a Federal Officer in Oakland just last night.

Sorry Federal Officer and family, in Infa World you dont matter because Russia Collusion has collapsed and Inga needs new lies.

Plus, the dead officer's name isnt Heather Heyer.

Tomcc said...

I see that Joe Lockhart, a former NFL executive is suggesting that the Vikings sign Colin Kaepernick to "send a strong message".
Anyone else in favor of meaningless gestures right now? Anyone?

Rosalind said...

Oh, Inga, re-read your prior passages
:(

Rosalind said...

Is everybody assured Inga is not a bot?

Rosalind said...

Inga - citing a Vice art...what...blurb?

Drago said...

And just like that, a lie conjured up in Joy Reids idiotic facsimile of a mind which Collusion Truther Inga IMMEDIATELY began pushing at Althouse goes over the edge into the Canyon Of Inga Moronic Conspiracy Theories, never to be seen again:

"BREAKING: Mayor of St. Paul Minnesota says he was wrong this morning when he said “Every single person” arrested last night in St. Paul was from out of town. He blames inaccurate information given to him during a police briefing."

"Local & state leaders in Minneapolis have attributed unrest & violence to people who live out of state.
But @kare11 found - by going through jail records - the vast majority of those arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly & burglary are Minnesotans."
https://t.co/yeMkigBRjP

Inga, seek help.

Drago said...

According to Inga, one alleged "Breakin 2 Electric Boogaloo" dude in central Texas means white supremacists are running the nationwide lefty riots which are burning down democrat run cities.

Inga is, like, really "smart" that way.....not dumb. Like some people say. But smart...and darn it she wants respect!

Inga said...

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War
Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a “boogaloo” — code for civil war — online.


narciso said...

And where did they go to school.

Drago said...

Inga: "Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War
Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a “boogaloo” — code for civil war — online."

LOLOLOLOL

2 Inga types just arrested in NYC for trying to burn 4 cops alive in their patrol car.

A mob of Inga types, right this very moment, are attacking and dragging Chicago cops around.

Another Inga type murdered a federal officer in Oakland yesterday.

Other mobs of Inga types are burning democrat cities to the ground.

So Inga goes insane conspiracy theorist.....again. Because Easily Misled Inga literally believes Joy Reid!

ken in tx said...

At a certain point, rioting becomes an insurrection. While looting is not a capital crime, deadly force is authorized to put down an insurrection. The longer this goes on, the closer we get to that certain point.

chickelit said...

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Don't pretend that you are dead
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Everything you try to do
You know you sure sound wasted
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You…


Apologies to Ringo...