June 5, 2020

"District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday had 'Black Lives Matter' painted on the street that leads to the White House..."

"... where protesters have been demonstrating following George Floyd’s death in police custody. 'There was a dispute this week about whose street this is,' John Falcicchio, chief of staff for Bowser, a Democrat, said in a tweet. 'Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC's street and to honor demonstrators who (were) peacefully protesting on Monday evening.' People were seen painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Friday morning in large block letters in yellow across 16th street, which leads to Lafayette Square and the White House."

NBC reports.

Video of the painting at the link. The letters are the full width of the street, and the words look like they go on for 3 blocks. It's as big as it can be and still be on the street.

ADDED: I guess the President needs to change his stationery right away...

171 comments:

Sprezzatura said...

Now we know why George is happy as he looks down from Heaven.

Dave Begley said...

Got to give her some credit for creativity, but that's really too much.

The Left complains that they want the country to be united. How can that ever happen when the Left divides us by race.

traditionalguy said...

The District has never been an independent sovereign State. It is the Federal Government. She is a 100% pretending bullshit artist.

Drago said...

Retired sheriff David Dorn's and federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood's lives don't matter....according to Althouse lefties.

In fact, Inga demanded that David Dorn's name never be mentioned again on Althouse blog....even though he and Underwood are black...and were murdered by Inga's allies....and Inga is just some white chick in some lily white residential area.

I guess we didn't need any more evidence of Inga's lack of self-awareness, but there you go.

Michael W. Towns, Sr. said...

Take that, Orange Man Bad!

Mary Beth said...

BLM DC isn't happy with this gesture, they want the police defunded. What does anyone gain by having no police at all? (Over half of the DC force is black. They have no problem putting them out of work?)

Michael K said...

Next she will order white people out.

rhhardin said...

I suppose public urination is banned.

Temujin said...

We get the leaders we deserve. An overhead shot taken at the end of this weekend has the possibility of showing that signed street amidst the ruins of that area.

DC is a mess. If not for the government and all of it's feeders, the area would be unlivable. As is, many of the neighborhoods are unlivable. But this Mayor thinks her battle is with America and America's people apparently. She's not alone. Many of our 'leaders' from both parties have distain for us.

But this one...she's told the National Guard to leave. She's opening her arms to the protestors. She is either (a) naive, or she is (b) complicit. Not just accommodating to BLM protestors. (not that that's wrong). But complicit with Antifa.

Owen said...

Book her for dissipating public funds on vandalism.

Or just contract to have the lettering removed, and deduct the cost from her pension.

Could some other resident paint the street with “All Lives Matter”? Or chalk the sidewalk with peace signs?

Didn’t think so.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Michael K said...
Next she will order white people out.

6/5/20, 11:45 AM

There goes the tax base.

Francisco D said...

Dave Begley said... The Left complains that they want the country to be united. How can that ever happen when the Left divides us by race.

You are not supposed to ask those questions. It creates an unsafe space for the people on the Left.

mccullough said...

DC’s homicide rate continues to increase under Bowser.

She is big on empty gestures. She fails at protecting black lives.

hombre said...

Nearly every white person agrees, Muriel. It’s black “leaders” and Democrat libs who have crusaded for years to keep the young black men who murder more than 6300 blacks a year on the streets.

Insanity!

rcocean said...

Wow, the Demcorat Pols just keep lying. The Protestors were NOT peaceful. If they'd been peaceful and obeyed orders to stand back, and let Trump and Barr walk to the Church, there would've been NO pepper bombs.

Its amazes we how the Main Stream Media working with D Politicians can completely seize control of the News and misrepresent and Lie about Trump and other Republicans. Its like living in Alice-in-wonderland or Bizzaro World.

The NYT and the WaPo are actually demanding proof that Antifa is violent or involved in the riots. Isn't that INCREDIBLE? Instead the MSM write stories about mythical Neo-nazis in Hawaiian shirts with high powered rifles - unseen by anyone - "Infiltrating" the protests and causing violence. Insane! Yet, everyone acts like its normal.

Mike Sylwester said...

That will show President Trump!

eddie willers said...

Graffiti goes all the way to the top.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

How welcoming and inclusive of them. Message to white people: GTFO. “Unintended” consequences: everyone with something to lose GTFO of DC and every other city throwing out the welcome mat while still failing to control the (painted) streets.

rcocean said...

DC votes 90% Democrat in every Presidential election. Barrack and Hillary both got 91%. There are almost NO republicans or conservatives living in DC. Its why the mayor can act like a crazy shrew and insult the POTUS and get applauded.

bagoh20 said...

So what? At least they did some work other than robbing and burning - progress.

iowan2 said...

Extending an olive branch to unite us.

Ignore the speechifying. Judge by their actins

bagoh20 said...

I'd like to see some big changes in law enforcement too, but the people who will try to do that will completely ruin their cities, "unexpectedly". I hope they get it started before the election. The results will make nice campaign ads.

cubanbob said...

Just goes to show that home rule was a mistake for DC. The proper solution is keep the Federal District under Federal control and the rest of the city divided into Maryland and Virginia.

As for the bullshit BLM, why criminal lives matter? Better would be all lives matter but criminal's lives matter less.

Expat(ish) said...

I actually love it. Cheap to do, cheap to remove, nobody got hurt.

That is a standard to aspire to.

-XC

Lance said...

These are words. D.C. won't change as long as the people keep electing Democratic mayors who appoint Democratic police chiefs. Only when they elect a Republican mayor who appoints a Republican police chief will the city government and police be held accountable by the media and community groups.

bagoh20 said...

All this energy for BLM is in hopes of guilting uppity Blacks back to the Democrat party plantation. It will work on the dumb and weak ones who can't remember who screwed up those cities so bad for the Blacks living there, just like they forget who owned the slaves, founded the KKK, gave us Jim Crow, fought the civil rights act, and loved aborting Black babies.

MadisonMan said...

Re-elect me! I troll well!

I always wonder how tire adhesion changes in the rain when there's paint on the road. Not that I drive a car in DC.

Automatic_Wing said...

We are edging ever closer to a Hutu-Tutsi type situation.

Gk1 said...

Yeah, I want to give these assholes their own state.

History repeats itself again doesn't it? In 1862 wasn't Lincoln surrounded by hostile locals and relied on an outside army to defend the White house?

Achilles said...

Black Lives Matter does not represent Black people.

It is a fascist organization that seeks the oppression of Black people.

If you don't vote for Democrats you aren't really black.

Basil Duke said...

Michael K., I get the sense that these peaceful riots are just that - a warning that whitey's time is up (or so the orcs believe). I'm not sure what'll happen if The Terror finds its way to my neighborhood - a comfortable haven for leftwing academic types who fancy themselves the epitome of civil rights heroism by sticking a "Black Lives Matter" sign on their lawn. Will the lefties resist when the mob begins throwing Molotov cocktails and bricks through their windows, or simply kneel in supplication before their masters? Will I be the only bastard mad and desperate enough to pop as many orcs as possible before they get me?

Achilles said...

A big thing that will happen, but not be reported, is that Asian Americans are going to become a republican block as monolithic as Black support for democrats was at one point.

Matt said...

Pretty much what you expect out of a city and people that put a statue of crack-smoking, prostitute-pounding jailbird Marion Barry outside their city govt office.

Michael K said...

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...
Michael K said...
Next she will order white people out.

6/5/20, 11:45 AM

There goes the tax base.


No, the tax base is all the rest of us. What do you think DC would look like without the federal government?

Inga said...

“In fact, Inga demanded that David Dorn's name never be mentioned again on Althouse blog..“

Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

Not Sure said...

Next, Bowser will decree that:

12th Street is now Fuck 12 Street

the building at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue shall henceforth be known as the Afro-Am House

the President must change xeir underwear every half hour. That underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

Don't the Iranians paint American flags on the street so good Iranians can show how much they hate America by walking over them?

I'm thinking backfire in 3...2...1...

n.n said...

Diversity politics. #BabyLivesMatter

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Outstanding, and coming soon to every major city in America.

Leslie Graves said...

A big reason that women finally got the right to vote in the United States is because of the activism led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in front of the White House during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. They infuriated him with the signs and slogans they used during daily pickets in front of the gate he had to drive in and out of.

It was particularly infuriating when a Russian diplomat came to visit and their signage and shouts were about the fact that Russian women had more rights than American women. It was after this that Woodrow Wilson put his foot down and demanded that they be arrested. This led to several months of women being arrested out of the daily pickets and then, once in prison, forcefed. (The forcefeeding is why the main book on this period is called "Iron-Jawed Angels").

Once accounts of the forcefeeding came out in the press, which had previously thought that the votes for women movement was kind of a joke, the tide turned.

Inga said...

Good for the Mayor, I hope it’s big enough for Trump to see from his residence.

wholelottasplainin' said...

The other story involving the DC mayor is her claim that housing troops in DC hotels somehow violates the Third Amendment, which reads:

“No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

For starters, the government is paying the hotels for the rooms being occupied. The hotels are accepting the payments. That's called "consent".

If hotel owners don't want to house the troops and be paid for doing so, that's their right.
But most of them have had little or no business because of the corona lockdown that they would likely risk pissing off their shareholders by turning down revenue for naked polical purposes.

And since when does a mayor have the authority to simply proclaim that the Constitution has been violated, and demand that the federal government step down? How will she enforce this decree?

Better file this story under "Rabid Bowser bites Man."

n.n said...

George was SARS-CoV-2+. I wonder if he was a spreader. Drugs, change, and contagion.

Meanwhile, the violence progresses, and, apparently, #ALM and #BLM are profane. Forward!

n.n said...

the Left divides us by race.

Diversity (i.e. color judgments) is not limited to "race."

Budge Hinman said...

Why do black lives matter?

Dr Weevil said...

I'm not sure Mayor Bowser has really thought through the symbolism here. Iran paints American and Israeli flags on floors in doorways and sidewalks in narrow passages to try to force people to walk on them: in the past few years most Iranians have spent extra effort going around them as a small sign of resistance. Saddam's Iraq did the same thing. Painting slogans where people will walk on them seems to show some disrespect for the slogans - perhaps subconscious disrespect, in Bowser's case.

By the way, as someone who loves puns and will sink to almost any level to make one, I am showing incredible self-restraint here not joking about her name. On the other hand, joking on 'Bowser' would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Back to the first hand, have any of you ever shot fish in a barrel or beaten a dead horse? Perhaps "don't knock it if you haven't tried it" works there: either or both may (for all I know) be quite enjoyable.

n.n said...

Take that, Orange Man Bad!

That is a racist, sexist... genderist comment that normalizes stigmatization of Orange and Man people... persons everywhere. You should bray to the psychos, self-flagellate, purchase carbon indulgences, and redistribute your change, to be forgiven your transgressions.

Eric said...

DC had a couple of pretty good Mayors, but our last two are definitely backsliding to the bad old days.

J Severs said...

My prediction is that in six months the real racists will be making a point of repeatedly driving over the letters as a sign of their disdain.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Inga used Bogaloo as a prop. And every Russia Russia lie fed to her.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Inga said...
“In fact, Inga demanded that David Dorn's name never be mentioned again on Althouse blog..“

Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.
*********

So...how would you allow us to use it, Censorious One?

n.n said...

re: atonement

Also, to normalize social justice and social progress, bray in the general direction of a diverse people... person (one drop, 1-2 when politically congruent, will do), and select a child for the nearest planned parenthood pyre. The climate is changing and it is imperative that we reduce our carbon footprint for the children!

Retail Lawyer said...

Doesn't sound race-neutral to me.

n.n said...

We are edging ever closer to a Hutu-Tutsi type situation.

Or post-apartheid Progressive South Africa, where black people get lynched, and white people, too.

n.n said...

Re-elect me! I troll well!

I always wonder how tire adhesion changes in the rain when there's paint on the road.


Flat, glossy, or superficial?

wildswan said...

The President should invite the National Guard to camp on the White House lawn and the Mall and other Federal property in other cities. The proposals to form a "new police" without submitting the plan to the people is an attempted coup.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Hilarious. The last few days have seen more condescending tokenism from White people than I've seen in my lifetime. Even Black people think other Black people are children.

Amadeus 48 said...

DC is so well run!

I read all about it in The Hunger Games.

n.n said...

Bad optics. The road to the White House was largely paved with the wrecked sensibilities of white protesters... rioters built on the foundation of a SARS-CoV-2+ em-pathetic spreader. #SexDrugsContagion

Wince said...

Inga said...
“In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

"Only we leftists can do that to our 'props'."

chuck said...

Selling past the sale is counter productive. BLM will be gone after the election, will it revive in 2024?

n.n said...

How welcoming and inclusive of them. Message to white people:

To anyone with less than one drop and unplanned babies. #BLM

narciso said...

you can't continue to feed the crocodile and expect not to be eaten,

ga6 said...

complicit for a thousand Alex...

DanTheMan said...

Changing the street sign is the inch. Get ready for the mile.

Butkus51 said...

"Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop."

Does that go for all dead people or just certain ones? The rules keep changing, its hard to keep up.

Big Mike said...

Black lives matter — except to other blacks. If a black person wants me to believe the Black Lives Matter then they need start by fixing black on black crime.

Night Owl said...

She is big on empty gestures. She fails at protecting black lives.

The leftist leadership don't want to solve problems. They want to destroy. Look up Cloward-Piven strategy. They want to destroy America and her institutions. Purportedly so that they can rebuild them and make America better; but that's just the bullshit they sell to the useful-idiots. What they really want is unopposable power.

For the useful-idiot follower, acting like they care about the underprivileged gives meaning to their lives and makes them feel good. They don't have to think or act except to virtue-signal. They proclaim themselves the "decent" people, but their true selves get revealed when they are forced to debate those who dare oppose them; then their hatred, biogtry and racism is exposed.

The one true talent of leftists is creating victims. Victims are needed for their bleeding hearts to cry over. Innocent black people and poor people will die as leftists encourage rioting by self-righteously pushing a movement to defund the police.

For those who crave power, divide and conquer is a useful strategy. The ruling-class, which today is made up largely of leftists, is terrified at the thought of a united populace. They will use identity politics to pit us against each for as long as we allow it.

Leland said...

DC owns the street, but they also manage the police force. Mayor, if you have a problem with your police department, that's your problem to fix. All I see is symbolism over substance with a side of deflection of blame.

DanTheMan said...

>>I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.


But using other dead black men as a prop is just fine.

mikee said...

Today it is Black Lives Matter. Tomorrow it is Juden Frei.
Government should not be promoting or censoring one side or the other of a political issue.

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

Inga, you use Floyd as a prop. You use Heather Heyer as a prop.

If you had the IQ of a turnip you would see what a vile hypocrite you are.

Rob said...

It's not actually in front of the White House. In front of the White House is Pennsylvania Avenue. Across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House is Lafayette Park. Across Lafayette Park, Sixteenth Street begins. And the traditional White House address is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It's never had a Sixteenth Street address.

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

“Black Lives Matter”, she said without evidence,

tommyesq said...

Quick - name one single thing that Bowser has done that had a real, concrete positive impact on the black community, or one single thing she did to address police brutality prior to these protests.


Anyone???

exiledonmainstreet, green-eyed devil said...

And sorry, Inga, you don't get to order and bully people about, like you undoubtedly did to your poor patients who suffered from the shit "care" you gave them.

This isn't your blog.

Jason said...

ROMANE EUNT DOMUS

Achilles said...

Inga said...
“In fact, Inga demanded that David Dorn's name never be mentioned again on Althouse blog..“

Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

Heather Heyer disagrees with you characterizing people as props.

Part of being a Democrat is declaring who gets to wave the bloody shirt.

You are just a terrible person. I think Biden was in fact referencing people that vote Democrat.

tommyesq said...

Bowser has not been so hot on crime - as per Wikipedia:

During her first year as mayor, the district saw a 40% increase in homicides.[81] Bowser sought to address the spike by proposing legislation allowing law enforcement officials to perform warrantless searches of violent ex-offenders. The bill was widely opposed by citizen's groups and the D.C. Council, and did not pass.[81]

In 2016, District homicides fell by 17%, to 135,[82] and dropped again in 2017 to 116, or about the same level prior to a 2015 spike.[83][84] There were 160 homicides in 2018, an increase of 40 percent from the previous year and the most since 2015.[85][86] Murders continued to rise in 2019, and by September 19, the homicide rate in the District reached 125, a 17 percent increase from the previous year.[87]

Leora said...

And people complain that Trump is childish....

Drago said...

Inga: "Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop."

David Dorn is not a prop.

He was murdered by your allies and your discomfort at having to deal with that does not mean everyone else has to pretend he never existed.

The same goes for Dave Patrick Underwood, another african american murdered by Ingas allies.

AustinRoth said...

What truly scares me is the coming aftermath of Trump’s re-election.

JPS said...

"Black Lives Matter" is an outstanding example of the Motte and Bailey form.

The Motte? Black lives matter. We're marching against all those people who don't think so. Isn't it sad that this position is even the subject of argument?

The Bailey? If you agree that black lives matter, you agree that in this country, and through its systems, black lives are currently considered not to matter by a consequential mass of people. (To say that all lives matter, though "all" might seem to include "black," is therefore an act of denial, and tells us who you are.) Now support these reforms, and vote for these politicians. Otherwise, you obviously don't think black lives matter.

Yancey Ward said...

I asked yesterday, Inga- how are you and others not using George Floyd as a prop? What is good for the goose is good for the gander, is it not?

OldManRick said...

I am 100% convinced that this whole protest/riot is the democrats answer to Trump's lowest black unemployment ever pitch.

The protesters are being let loose in democratic controlled cites. Mayors are transferring police funds to "black representative groups" (i.e. Democrat party adjuncts). Panels considering reparations for slavery are being formed. The boogie man of racism everywhere rises to the top of the black sub-conscience. Oh, and yes, some stores will be open with "free" merchandise.

Trump offered and delivered jobs, Trump offered and delivered criminal justice reform. The democrats are worried about losing their grip on the black vote. What can they offer? Cash to their immediate supporters from the police funds, promises they can't keep hidden in panels, a chance to loot some sweet gear, and a opportunity to feel oppressed so nothing is your own fault.

From what I've seen talking to the people at the check out stands, they are now losing the middle class voter. They also deserve to lose the blacks who have had more opportunity under Trump then they did under any president before him.

Howard said...

Because he's a mouth foaming nutter, nobody ever tells Achilles the truth to his face. His wife's hoping he will just get through another day without completely cracking up will tell him stories about the monolith asian conversion to Trump racism just so he will shut up.

buwaya said...

France had a small town, Versailles.
You have a big city, Washington.

Versailles was more charming.

Howard said...

David Dorn was a 77-year old AA with metabolic syndrome. He would have died soon anyway, so blaming it on the riots is silly.

Mark said...

Am I too late to point out that local DC chapter of Black Lives Matter has condemned Mayor Bowser for her political stunt to appease her white liberal friends?

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Trump dismantled Bill Clinton's overly harsh criminal justice rules, with criminal justice reform.

The left still worship the Clintons - because you must.

Francisco D said...

Inga said... In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

I believe that statement to be true, Inga.

You and your fellow travelers use George Floyd as a prop.

Howard said...

Inga: Drago broke his soapbox so instead he stands on top of the corpse of an African American man and smeared his blood all over his shirt just to take cheap shots at you.

The winning never ends

Bilwick said...

So when people say "Black Live as Matter," is the implication White and Yellow Lives don't?

Michael said...

Inga
"Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop"
As opposed to a long time felon thug accidentally killed by police..

Unknown said...

didn't wait till after the riots to honor the rioters

Hoping for big weekend ahead

Richard said...

Black lives matter except in cities like Chicago and Baltimore every weekend.

Mark said...

Just goes to show that home rule was a mistake for DC. The proper solution is keep the Federal District under Federal control

The whole purpose of the federal district was to ensure that the seat of the national government could protect itself and not be at the mercy of independent state/local authority.

When we speak of "our nation's capital," we do not simply mean the grounds of the Executive Mansion and offices, the Capitol and offices, the Supreme Court, and the various buildings for federal departments and agencies. We mean the entirety of the District. Not only the National Mall too -- and it is the NATIONAL Mall, not the District of Columbia Mall -- but the entire territory, which is purposely meant to be an extended security perimeter for the national government.

This past week has proven the necessity for the federal district to remain under the ultimate jurisdiction of the federal government. If local residents do not like that, just as they have voluntarily decided to keep living there knowing of this reality, they are free to go move to Prince George's or Montgomery County.

Meanwhile, there is a whole lot of economic racial inequity East of the River. Mayor Bowser should be looking in the mirror at her own contributions to the detriment of the black community in Wards 7 and 8 especially. Her embrace of the developers and white progressive hipsters coming in to gentrify the area and push up the cost of living and push out black families who have lived in the city for generations is part of the problem.

stevew said...

As long as they didn't replace Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Breezy said...

I did not kill George Floyd

Terry Ott said...

Didn’t know there was a statue of Marion Berry in DC, Matt. Thanks for that comment. I’m working on a start-up business plan: designing, making, and selling statues of failed urban mayors. The market for these is is huge, and growing… and we know that even nearly bankrupt city governments will find a way to pay for such tributes, especially when they consider our introductory special. That would be free removal of one objectionable (Non-Woke) statue for each one of ours purchased. Seeking investors.

I'm Full of Soup said...

Blacks are 14% of the population and commit 52% of the murders.

Old and slow said...

Blogger Inga said...

“In fact, Inga demanded that David Dorn's name never be mentioned again on Althouse blog..“

Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

Wow. If David Dorn is a "prop", just what in hell does that make Floyd George?

Terry Ott said...

Inga said...
"Good for the Mayor, I hope it’s big enough for Trump to see from his residence."

Inga, you gotta be consistent here, Trump doesn’t read, remember?

MD Greene said...

Inga said: Good for the Mayor, I hope it’s big enough for Trump to see from his residence.

Why? She's the mayor. She can make any point she wishes, even if it takes a rather large amount city materials and labor. It's not some brand new message that has never been expressed before today.

Unless he's feeling even more combative than usual, why would he care?

Drago said...

Howard: "Inga: Drago broke his soapbox so instead he stands on top of the corpse of an African American man and smeared his blood all over his shirt just to take cheap shots at you."

Howard joins Inga in demanding the names of David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood never again be mentioned.

Sorry families of David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood, african american victims of leftist murderous violence.

Your loved ones are not named Heather Heyer, so they must be tossed down the memory hole.

Drago said...

It also appears Howard is not taking the news that no tear gas was used to clear Lafayette Park very well.

At all.

That's because Howard had invested quite alot of emotion into that particular lie and to have it exposed so quickly...well. That can't be easy on him. He was really enjoying that one.

Not as much as his 3 years of lying about a hoax dossier and year long lying about a Ukrainian phone call, but still.

hstad said...

Blogger Mary Beth (the commenter) said...
".....Over half of the DC force is black. They have no problem putting them out of work?..."
6/5/20, 11:44 AM

Crusaders' professed beliefs ignore the unintended consequences because the crusading spirit make effects on others less important than the self-exaltation of the crusaders. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them when they are absorbed in an endless struggle to think well of themselves which applies far beyond any particular social crusade.

wholelottasplainin' said...

Howard said...
David Dorn was a 77-year old AA with metabolic syndrome. He would have died soon anyway, so blaming it on the riots is silly.
*********************

IOW, David Dorn died from metabolic syndrome and a bullet to the chest, but mostly from metabolic syndrome.

Got it.

Jebus, Howard: how moronic can you get?

Drago said...

In another episode of Howard's Heroes, we see the lefties striking another blow for racial justice by vandalizing the Robert Gould Shaw 54th Regiment monument, which celebrates the first all-volunteer black regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War.

A move so counter-productive and dumb, it has to be the work of a couple roving Inga's and Howard's in the Woke Patrol.

Well played lefties. Well played.

JAORE said...

Yeah. Tell me again how Trump is bad for his photo op.....

If someone has a wreck on that street can they claim the letters were so different than what a reasonable driver could expect that they caused the accident?

rhhardin said...

BLM is the Virgin Mary.

Jim at said...

So...how would you allow us to use it, Censorious One?

We're not allowed to use it at all because it makes the left look like a bunch of hypocritical assholes.

Inga said...

“Inga: Drago broke his soapbox so instead he stands on top of the corpse of an African American man and smeared his blood all over his shirt just to take cheap shots at you.

The winning never ends”

I know. That’s why Drago always attaches my name to his incoherent comments about David Dorn. We all know he doesn't give a fuck for David Dorn and is using him to make some sort of point. He knows Dorn was killed by looters, yet he conflates looters with protesters as he conflates protestors with Antifa. The right is losing their shit over the fact that there is more than half the country that knows what the underbelly of rightism looks like and rejects it. It looks like Trump’s double chin and flabby ass as he’s running for the safety of the bunker.

Matt Sablan said...

Glad to see that the Mayor of DC has also decided trolling is governing. Truly, we have the best leaders.

Matt Sablan said...

"Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop."

-- Let's not pretend that if he was killed by white supremacists he would not have become an icon or martyr instead of being viewed as a prop. It's kind of disgusting that since the man died in a way that is politically un-advantageous, his death should be memory-holed and forgotten.

Lots of people's lives have been ruined by bad or brutal policing; lots of people's lives are being ruined by the looting. Ignoring the lives ruined by one and not the other lets one avoid having honest, hard conversations in place of glib, easy ones. It is easy and glib to say "RACISM BAD; BAD COPS, DON'T ABUSE PEOPLE." Everyone agrees; even Trump was on board arresting the officers who killed George Floyd. There's no 'wokeness' in this; even the most white supremacist imagined by people on the left, President Trump, wanted justice for Floyd.

We should still talk about and face head-on the problems we have with policing, but we can't just ignore the ugly side of the looting because it complicates the simple conversation we want to have. We're all adults; we can have hard conversations.

Or we can resort to meme-level political statements like painting a road.

Quaestor said...

To be quickly followed by Kill Whitey Park and the Death to the Zionist Entity Roundabout.

Inga said...

“Glad to see that the Mayor of DC has also decided trolling is governing. Truly, we have the best leaders.”

She learned how to troll from Trump.

Quaestor said...

Jebus, Howard: how moronic can you get?

Save you bandwidth, Howard has only begun to plumb the depths of gratuity.

However, it's only partly due to his pickled brain. Defending the Democratic Party's own Kristallnacht (somewhere Himmler's jaw droops agape in envy) will do that to a person.

Pookie Number 2 said...

We all know he doesn't give a fuck for David Dorn and is using him to make some sort of point.

We don’t all know that, actually. You appear to assume that he’s simply copying the playbook of smearing that you eagerly adopted and endlessly repeated after Charlottesville.

But that’s simply a reflection of your - like many Democrats’ - need to assume the worst of those they choose to hate, whether that was African Americans in the past or conservatives at present. It has nothing to do with reality.

Rick said...

Inga said...
We all know he doesn't give a fuck for David Dorn and is using him to make some sort of point.


Similarly we all know Inga and the other left commenters don't give a fuck about George Floyd or any of the other dead. They wouldn't know Floyd's name if his death didn't give them the opportunity to express their hatred of other Americans.

walter said...

Matt,
It's like you think All Lives Matter.
I hope you find it in yourself to repent.

So will The Bowser commit to maintaining, repainting as the letters fade as it attracts graffiti?

cubanbob said...

If you agree that black lives matter, you agree that in this country, and through its systems, black lives are currently considered not to matter by a consequential mass of people. (To say that all lives matter, though "all" might seem to include "black," is therefore an act of denial, and tells us who you are.) Now support these reforms, and vote for these politicians. Otherwise, you obviously don't think black lives matter.

There is you and there is me. But there ain't no we Kemosabe. The most important lives that matter to me is that of my family, friends and and me. Yours,for me, not so much, no matter what your race,religion, ethnicity, gender, orientation or political views.

Quaestor said...

Liar. In fact... I said don’t use David Dorn as a prop.

Risibly feeble coming from a commenter with a reputation for mendacity herself, such as this gem:

Inga said...
I disavow and utterly condemn any and all violent physical attacks, whether lethal or not, on Democrats for political reasons.

5/18/18, 10:15 AM CDT

(Watch for Inga's reflexive insult aimed this way. It should be a doozy.)

walter said...

"The right is losing their shit over the fact that there is more than half the country that knows what the underbelly of rightism looks like and rejects it. It looks like Trump’s double chin and flabby ass as he’s running for the safety of the bunker."
Talk about losing their shit.
You're splashing about in a shit puddle of your own making.

Michael said...

As the inimitable Candance Owens asks, Why do blacks idolize dead felons, put their pictures on tee shirts?

Rick said...

JPS said...
"Black Lives Matter" is an outstanding example of the Motte and Bailey form.


True. But the more they talk the more people realize BLM supports destroying the traditional family, defunding police, and releasing black criminals from jail. As we've seen with Inga the cray-cray always comes out.

Our motto should be A Megaphone for Every Mouth.

Michael K said...

wholelottasplainin' said...
Howard said...
David Dorn was a 77-year old AA with metabolic syndrome. He would have died soon anyway, so blaming it on the riots is silly.



Howard has hit bottom, right next to Inga, the most ridiculous and mean spirited commenter here. "He would have died soon anyway."

Howard's epitaph.

wendybar said...

I can't wait til Trump has "ABORTION KILLS" on the street in front of the Supreme Court!!!! You know..since this is okay now!!!

wholelottasplainin' said...

Read it and shit bricks, Inga:

NPR-Marist poll:

56% of registered voters believe police behaving appropriately or not aggressively enough

Only 34% believe police too aggressive.

http://maristpoll.marist.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NPR_PBS-NewsHour_Marist-Poll_USA-NOS-and-Tables_2006041039.pdf …

Rick said...

Drago said...
Retired sheriff David Dorn's and federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood's lives don't matter....according to Althouse lefties.


So far there are at least 11 dead, only one or two are known to not be black. There are one or two more who have not been identified. The left media won't focus on these deaths because doing so would highlight the cost of rioting while for political reasons the media needs their supporters to treat riots like kids egging houses.

Priorities you know. Obviously beating Trump takes priority over a few dead.

Bunkypotatohead said...

Like all those MLK Blvds, it will serve as a warning to white folks that they're in the wrong part of town.

Mark said...

Black Lives Matter responds to Bowser --

This is a performative distraction from real policy changes. Bowser has consistently been on the wrong side of BLMDC history. This is to appease white liberals while ignoring our demands. Black Lives Matter means defund the police.
https://twitter.com/DMVBlackLives/status/1268903712581464066

Static Ping said...

Mayors of Washington are required to be corrupt.

FullMoon said...


"My biggest takeaway is the media malpractice on how these protests are being reported as if they have nothing to do with the violence," he said. "The reality is different in that the protesters are justifying the violence and the anarchy and the rage."

Horowitz contends: "The thesis of the protests is that our country is fundamentally racist and that our police departments are fundamentally racist but the data doesn't support that thesis."

SEE IT: Reporter talks to rioters who want to kill cops, stops beating of man

Mark said...

Bowser is not corrupt. She's merely an obnoxious, arrogant, dismissive hack.

Drago said...

Quaestor: "Risibly feeble coming from a commenter with a reputation for mendacity herself, such as this gem:"

Inga: "I disavow and utterly condemn any and all violent physical attacks, whether lethal or not, on Democrats for political reasons."

As I recall, it took about a year before Inga finally conceded that perhaps, maybe, violent physical attacks on republicans for political reasons was, maybe, a little wrong.

And, mind you, this was in the direct aftermath of another of Howard's Heroes, James Hodgkinson, shooting up the republicans at a baseball practice.

Drago said...

Inga is still spitting venom over my daring to mention David Dorn.

Inga really, really, really hates that.

It must be that it gets in the way of her bringing up Heather Heyer for the 50,000th time.

Big Mike said...

@Fullmoon, don't bother trying to explain it to Inga. Her mind is made up and facts just get in the way.

FullMoon said...

Howard said...

David Dorn was a 77-year old AA with metabolic syndrome. He would have died soon anyway, so blaming it on the riots is silly.


Disappointed that bait actually worked.

Banjo said...

I wonder if the FBI is taking an interest in all of this. Not the 7th floor of course but in the district offices. The 7th floor has bigger fish to fry.

Quaestor said...

Jebus, Howard: how moronic can you get?

Save you bandwidth, Howard has only begun to plumb the depths of fatuity.

However, it's only partly due to his pickled brain. Defending the Democratic Party's own Kristallnacht (somewhere Himmler's jaw droops agape in envy) will do that to a person.

(Reposted due to an underachieving spellcheck changing fatuity to the meaningless in context gratuity. Well, with nearly half a million words apparently English overwhelms Google's etiolated AI.)

Bruce Hayden said...

What may be interesting is that there is supposed to be a million man BLM rally this weekend in front of the WH. They are supposedly demanding that the fence in front of the WH be taken down so that they can get to the People's House. I don’t see it working, but they would have the numbers to make it really bloody. But I think that would be the goal - enough fatalities that they could portray Trump as a butcher. They must know that the first contingency plan is likely use of crew served automatic weapons, that have been embedded there since probably at least WW II. I know that I wouldn’t want to try attacking multiple embedded Ma Deuces with interlocking fields of fire. Plus dozens of well protected medium MGs, etc. I will have to see it to believe it. I have to think that the purpose of a stunt like that would be the generate hundreds, if not thousands, of martyrs to their cause.

gilbar said...

wholelottasplainin' said...
Read it and shit bricks, Inga:
NPR-Marist poll:
56% of registered voters believe police behaving appropriately or not aggressively enough
Only 34% believe police too aggressive.


BUT WAIT! it gets EVEN BETTER! Here's a line from the polling report
"The Marist Poll sponsored in partnership with NPR and PBS NewsHour. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the contiguous United States, including an oversample of non-white Americans"

They INTENTIONALLY OVERSAMPLED 'non-white Americans', AND STILL only 34% believe police too aggressive

Inga said...

Quackster and Michael K just don’t understand that Howard, I and other liberals use the words and ideas of Rightists here by using sarcasm to reflect what they’ve said many many times. I sometimes have to wonder if certain commenters don’t have some neurological deficit when it comes to understanding sarcasm.

We know full well that many rightists/Trumpists don’t care if Democrats or those on the left are harmed by extremists and rightists don’t spare any ugliness when they spew invectives and hatred toward those on the left. I have never seen so many infantile men and even some women here who can hand it out but cannot take it. I’d say Michael K was the biggest whiner and hypocrite of the bunch.

I don’t want any human to be harmed by any other human. Full stop.

Inga said...

Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed. Marist Poll.

“Overall, 67% said Trump has mostly increased racial tensions, including 92% of Democrats, 73% of independents, 88% of Africans Americans and 63% of whites.

Just 18% said he has decreased tensions, including 41% of Republicans. In fact, almost 6 in 10 Republicans believe he has either increased tensions (29%) or are not sure (30%). That's a finding the pollsters see as significant given how in lockstep Republicans have been with Trump on nearly everything.

"It's very unusual to see Republicans break when the name Trump is presented, but that is the case here," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, which conducted the poll.

By 62% to 28%, Americans view the demonstrations happening across the country as mostly legitimate protests rather than mostly people acting unlawfully. They view the demonstrations more as "protests" rather than "riots," 61% to 31%.

And while a majority still have at least a "fair amount" of confidence in police in their community to treat black and white people equally, it's down 8 points from a Marist poll in 2014.

There are, predictably, divides along party and racial lines. When it comes to whether the protests are legitimate as opposed to people acting unlawfully, 87% of Democrats and 65% of independents say they're legitimate, while 59% of Republicans view them unlawful behavior.

Sixty-three percent say they have either a great deal (35%) or a fair amount (28%) of confidence in the police, but that's down from 71% from the poll in 2014, the same year that saw the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York.”

n.n said...

Retired sheriff David Dorn's and federal officer Dave Patrick Underwood's lives don't matter

#BLM (Blue Lives Matter)

also

#BLM (Brown Lives Matter)
#BLM (Brunette Lives Matter)
#BLM (Blonde Lives Matter)

and, of course, why #ALM is a hate crime, even sacrilegious, subject to ancellation

#BLM (Baby Lives Matter)

Michael K said...

I’d say Michael K was the biggest whiner and hypocrite of the bunch.

Thank you. To be singled out by you is an honor.

Safe in white Wisconsin.

Drago said...

Inga: "Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed. Marist Poll."

Marist poll!! For NPR!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Michael K said...

I have to think that the purpose of a stunt like that would be the generate hundreds, if not thousands, of martyrs to their cause.

That has been the Antifa aim all along. They are about to misfire on George Floyd as Jack Dunphy reports, but it is way beyond that now.

The Blue cities and states are going to go up in flames while the rest of us get on with our lives. Has anyone noticed the real estate buying frenzy outside New York City ? Houses that have been on the market for years are being snapped up by NYC refugees.

If that DC Mayor burns the city down, what better excuse to move the federal offices to "safer places" like Texas or Nebraska?

Bilwick said...

Inga the State's Handmaid writes: "I don’t want any human to be harmed by any other human. Full stop."

And yet her gang continues to stack corpses like cordwood. But I'm sure the victims of Democide will comfort themselves, as they kneel in the mass grave waiting for the bullet to the back of the head, "Well, at least 'liberals' didn't want this!"

Drago said...

It usually takes Inga 2 to 3 years to concede what all normal people recognize as the truth.

For a significant percentage of other events/issues, Inga can never admit them.

To this day she believes Trump colluded with russia, Flynn and Carter Page are russian spies, the hoax dossier was "never proven false", kavanaugh is a rapist, and on and on.

Just the other day Inga was asserting Trump was cowering in the WH bunker...while simultaneously complaing about Trump walking across Lafayette Square! It never even occurred to her that she was contradicting herself.

She mentioned Trump in the bunker again today! And where was Trump? At a public bill signing with a press conference followed by an open discussion with Maine fishing interests!

LOL

There are lots of moron lefties here but lets face it, they are all pikers compared to our russian collusion truther.

Howard said...

!

Michael K said...

Inga likes polls. How about this one?

“Black Americans are one of the Democratic Party’s most loyal voting blocs, and President Trump won just 8% of black voters in 2016, according to exit polls. Mr. Biden is expected to easily win the demographic in November. But if the 2020 presidential election is as close as the 2016 vote, some Democrats say losing even a small number of black men to Mr. Trump—or seeing more of them stay home on Election Day—could hamper Mr. Biden’s White House chances.”

Well, objectively, Trump has done more for blacks in four years than Democrats have done in 40. For all the talk this week, his criminal-justice reforms dwarf anything the Democrats have even attempted, and ctually undo some “tough” criminal laws pioneered by . . . Joe Biden.


Then there is this on Twitter.


Overall Likely Voter (LV) job approval of
@POTUS
- 48%

Indy Voter LV app - 45%

Dem LV app of - 23%

Black LV Strong app of - 25%

Overall Black LV app of - 41%

Other Non-White LV app - 43%


Whoops !

Michael K said...

Inga, have you shaved yet?

Hey @chrissyteigen, why won’t you #goBaldForBLM? Why won’t you sacrifice your white hair in solidarity? As you can see, others have done so—why won’t you?

please RT so that this reaches Ms. Teigen. And give a heart if you agree she’s a hypocrite if she doesn’t

Michael K said...

Inga has probably retired for the night in all white Wisconsin.

rcocean said...

moderation must be off, so we get 65 posts about Inga. Yawn.

FullMoon said...
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DeepRunner said...

I live in the DC 'burbs. I have seen the various...ummm...Mayors of the District, beginning with Marion. Probably the best mayor of that run was Tony Williams. For the most part they have been feckless. Muriel Bowser is...Karen, plain and simple.

Narayanan said...

DC Mayor is doing it by the book : she also cancelled the flow-through purchase contract where feds repay the city for national guard housing; triggers takings clause and 3A if NG stick around. I don't think any other hotels will accept them either.

how to take a President hostage - DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Demands Military Forces Leave White House Unguarded, While Simultaneously Organizing Violent Protests…

how to take a President hostage

Narayanan said...

DC Mayor is doing it by the book : she also cancelled the flow-through purchase contract where feds repay the city for national guard housing; triggers takings clause and 3A if NG stick around. I don't think any other hotels will accept them either.

how to take a President hostage - DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Demands Military Forces Leave White House Unguarded, While Simultaneously Organizing Violent Protests…

how to take a President hostage

Narayanan said...

Will Trump bring out his DuneBuggy aka TrumpMobile similar to PopeMobile

Dune Buggy aka TrumpMobile

Birkel said...

I like the "it is all sarcasm" defense.

Clown nose on.
And on.
And on.
Never off.

Narayanan said...

clearly a life of destitution and poverty ... (not at all FreshPrincessofDC)

The youngest of six children of Joe and Joan Bowser, Bowser grew up in North Michigan Park in northeast D.C. In 1990, Bowser graduated from Elizabeth Seton High School, a private all-girls Catholic high school located in Bladensburg, Maryland. She received a college scholarship due to her above average grades. Bowser graduated from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor's degree in history, and she graduated from the American University School of Public Affairs with a Masters in Public Policy. In 2015, she bought a home in Colonial Village, moving from a Riggs Park duplex where she had lived since 2000. She is a lifelong Catholic. Bowser says she never envisioned herself as a politician or mayor, but possibly as an agency administrator.

n.n said...

"I don’t want any human to be harmed by any other human. Full stop."

Starting at the Tomb of the Planned Child. #BLM

Narayanan said...

Achilles said...
A big thing that will happen, but not be reported, is that Asian Americans are going to become a republican block as monolithic as Black support for democrats was at one point.
----------=============
I have an impression that Indian Americans split along lines similar to back home politics.
Many blue city / state Indians are blue indeed. Ways to go before they become a bloc.

how does that show up for other Asian Americans to consolidate them into a bloc?

Rick said...

Inga said...
Quackster and Michael K just don’t understand that Howard, I and other liberals use the words and ideas of Rightists here by using sarcasm to reflect what they’ve said many many times.


I wonder who Inga pretends she was mocking when she claimed "Rightists" wanted to create The Handmaid's Tale. In truth the cray-cray long precedes her focus on others.

furious_a said...

Shouldn’t they have painted that on a Main Street in Minneapolis, like in front of City Hall is in Saint Paul in front of the Capitol?

Quaestor said...

Inga writes: I don’t want any human to be harmed by any other human. Full stop.

I understand that completely.

And I do not believe a word of it.

Matt Sablan said...

"I like the "it is all sarcasm" defense."

-- Sarcasm only works when what they're parodying is an actual opinion and not a deliberately misunderstood one.

Anonymous said...

I read in the news that there will be a gathering of Black Live Matters supporters in DC today. I also read somewhere that Black Lives Matters has received donations from major foundations.

I did a little reading on the web to, you know, follow the money. I didn't find much right away. At blacklivesmatters.com you can shop in their store or donate money. The agency which collects on their behalf is Actblue Charities, registered in several states. In my quick search I did not find out how much money Actblue sends to Black Lives Matters. At actblue.com they say they have raised $5 billion since 2004, and a ticker shows that the total rises by about $1000 every 5 seconds.

At Guidestar.org I found the 990 tax form filed by Actblue Charities for 2017, the lastest year available. The form shows 14 people with compensation over $100,000. The Executive Director's compensation is about $300,000.

So my conclusion is that there is a financial incentive for somebody to influence people that there is a problem to be solved through Actblue Charities and the Black Lives Matters organization.

Kirk Parker said...

I would like to seriously propose that we commenters adopt the Cedarford Protocol for Inga.

The main part of the protocol is to simply ignore her. Don't respond; let her post nonsense after nonsense if she likes, and if you can't handle skipping over the words then install killfile for chrome which will hide the content of each of her comments.

The second part of the protocol is, early after her first post that contains something objectionable, one person -- and one only -- should make a brief and pointed objection, so that anyone reading here for the first time won't confuse silence with consent.

Eventually, if her nonsense generates almost zero replies, her paymasters will insist she go elsewhere to her her keep.