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April 26, 2021

The Morning Rant

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Hellscape: Minneapolis

I don't know if I should feel sorry for these guys or not:


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From the linked article in the Washington Examiner:

Black merchants operating on the corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, known as George Floyd Square, are struggling to stay open due to rampant crime and say police have blocked off the intersection, creating a dangerous autonomous zone...

Oh look, another "autonomous zone". What could possibly go wrong?

The black-owned businesses say they have lost 75-percent of their business since the Floyd memorial sprouted up shortly after his death — and have even launched a GoFundMe fundraising page in a desperate bid to stay afloat.

And:

Several stores on the block are boarded up, and the New York Post reported that many owners and workers were afraid to comment about the dire situation due to fear of reprisal...

That's right, "fear of reprisals." Sounds like a really swell utopia, doesn't it? While we can sympathize with them their business losses, I have to ask them... who did you vote for?

All of those on the Minneapolis city council who voted to defund the police... did you vote for them?

Did you think it was a good idea to defund your police department?

What's it like in the "George Floyd Autonomous Zone"? This is from the 38th Street Black Business Collective's GoFundMe page:

“Following the killing of George Perry Floyd Jr. and the reduction of the Minneapolis Police Department, there has been uncontrollable crime in this city,”...“Carjackings have nearly tripled and cars and catalytic converters are being stolen at high rates. Reports of bullets whizzing through the streets, businesses, innocent unintended residence homes, into cars and walls are plentiful. There is constant gunfire day and night...windows shot out from random gunfire, cars stolen, customers not patronizing businesses due to fear of violence in the neighborhood and throughout the city.”

Sounds like Raqqa or Mogadishu.

As of Sunday evening, the GoFundMe has collected $12,540, far short of the $400,000 goal. And this business "collective" sound pretty naive:

These businesses feel they have been the sacrificial lamb of the movement and while everyone agrees that justice for George Floyd is the ultimate goal, it should not come at the cost of losing one’s livelihood especially for these Black families...We business owners know that the fight for justice doesn't just include justice from the legal system we must also include justice for business impacted.

They are quite correct that they're sacrificial lambs. I think it's safe to assume that they willingly voted for what they got, which means that they really ought to know that, under the regime that they voted for, their businesses are allowed to exist only as something to be expropriated at a later date. Or destroyed for some political expediency. Their businesses exist not because they have a right to exist because every man has a right to his own property, but because they are *allowed* to exist by their 'woke' social justice overlords.

If they want recompense for damages, they really ought to be hitting up BLM, and their billion dollar bank account. BLM caused the riots. BLM caused the violence, the shootings, the carjackings. They're trained Marxists, that's what they do. So don't cry for help like you got hit by some natural disaster, what happened to you was as logical as a syllogism: if you support X, then you will get more X. In this case, if you support "justice" (i.e. rioting and mayhem) for George Floyd, then "justice" is exactly what you're going to get. Good and hard.



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Barricades set up on Chicago Avenue and E 37th street, one of the entrances to George Floyd Square




What Does This Even Mean?

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I Don't Know If Frank Ever Actually Said This, But It's Pretty Good Regardless:

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Uh...:

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Who Dis:

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For the 'Ettes:

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Friday Who Dis: When I first saw photos of the 1950s era sexpot Marissa Allisario, I wondered why I had never heard of her before. Turns out she was in fewer than 20 movies between 1952-1958. Then she married into royalty and found something else to do with her life. But before she retired from acting, she became known as 'The Italian Jayne Mansfield' and she appeared in the 1957 rom com Poor But Beautiful with Renato Salvatori, whose character was one of two men vying for her affections.

Oh, and the Bonus Who Dis couple is folksinger Arlo Guthrie and artist/restaurateur Alice Brock, whose restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts was the inspiration for Guthrie's song Alice's Restaurant. According to her wiki page, Guthrie's brush with the law, the Thanksgiving dinner, the dumping of garbage, and his subsequent arrest actually happened.



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