Portland “Wall of Moms” Protect Rioters from Feds

2020 July 20
by bc3b

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This looks like a scene from The Night of the Living Dead or an ip post.

A group of women banded together to form a human wall to protect protesters from federal officers in Portland over the weekend. There have been 52 days and nights of protests since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which have turned violent after federal authorities have been sent in earlier this month.

After a Facebook post called for mothers to make a “Wall of Moms,” dozens wearing white and helmets attended Saturday.  They stood arm-in-arm with each other, forming a barrier between federal agents and demonstrators. The gathering came after a report that federal officials from a number of agencies have been driving around and detaining people.

“We moms are often underestimated,” organizer Bev Barnum said in the event page. “But we’re stronger than we’re given credit for.”

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As if on cue, Mayor Ted Wheeler Blames Trump

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that the presence of federal officers is “actually leading to more violence.”They are not wanted here, we have not asked them here, and in fact, we want them to leave,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler and other Oregon officials have blamed the Trump administration for the escalation of violence.

“The tactics the Trump administration are using on the streets of Portland are horrid,” Wheeler said. “As you indicated, people are literally being scooped off the street and into unmarked vans, rental cars apparently. They are being denied probable cause and due process. They don’t even know who is pulling them into the vans, the people are not identifying themselves. As far as I can see this is completely unconstitutional.”

Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday that his administration working to “help Portland, not hurt it.”

“Their leadership has, for months, lost control of the anarchists and agitators,” the president wrote. “They are missing in action. We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE.”

Hat tip: CBS News

42 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 July 20 7:45 pm
    [1]

    If they are interfering arrest them all, they ain’t special.

  2. 2020 July 20 7:53 pm
    [2]
    bc3b permalink

    75 years ago 18 year old American males risked their lives storming beaches in Europe and fighting on insect-infested islands in the South Pacific. Today 18 year old American males are hiding behind a “wall of moms.” The jokes literally write themselves.

  3. 2020 July 20 8:12 pm
    [3]
    bc3b permalink

    Michelle Malkin attacked at “Back the Badge” rally in Denver,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTmO7ukoEZs&feature=youtu.be

  4. 2020 July 20 9:47 pm
    [5]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Codevilla strongly argues that Covid is a political op from start to finish.
    Dems and bureaucrats are at fault, RINOs are complicit and Pres Trump got conned.
    https://americanmind.org/essays/the-covid-coup/

  5. 2020 July 20 9:57 pm
    [6]

    Another study out of CT (bit larger) 144 test 90 false positives using thermo fisher tests… backing up what the other one found. This one from the state lab.

    https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/covid-19/connecticut-says-it-found-testing-flaw-90-false-positives/article_91811362-a9b3-53ab-9485-00067ce9e0d5.html

    “DPH said the false positive test results were discovered by DPH laboratory scientists while examining previously positive samples to determine the feasibility of testing “pooled” specimens at the state lab.”
    ^^
    Can someone explain that to me in laymans terms because testing “pooled samples” sounds asinine on the surface, so it must not mean what I think it means.

  6. 2020 July 20 10:43 pm
    [7]

    re: 6 …extend that out country wide to all the labs using TFS systems, and you just found the reasons for large spikes in cases without matching underlying symptoms. That is if the false positive rates are relatively consistent among all the gear involved and not limited to a certain revision of the gear. Still 65% false positive makes it completely useless, be safer not testing as CT just found out because those testing positive were put in housing with others testing positive and they probably just infected people to didn’t have it, and killed at least a few of them via faulty testing.

    Maybe it’s time for nationwide 10-day pause on testing (short of those actually being admitted with symptoms who should be testing using the most reliable tests we have – if any are even reliable). Remember when Trump was saying you shouldn’t go get tested unless you really think you have symptoms or serious risk of exposure, he was right.

  7. 2020 July 21 1:01 am
    [8]
    mpt permalink

    I’m trying to post a link about Red Bull firing “diversity directors” who were sowing dissension because they felt the company wasn’t doing enough to support the BLM movement. Unfortunately, my posting is getting marked as SPAM. Is there anything I can do about this?

  8. 2020 July 21 4:05 am
    [9]
    bc3b permalink

    mpt #8 –

    Not sure what the issue is. I just checked my email for posts to approve, but there were none. JR, any ideas? You are far more literate than I am.

    Was this what you were trying to post?

    https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/heres-the-leaked-racist-map-that-got-red-bull-execs-fired/

  9. 2020 July 21 4:37 am
    [11]
    bc3b permalink

    The mothers raised these @$$holes and now they are trying to protect their “little darlings” from the consequences of lawbreaking and violence.

  10. 2020 July 21 4:50 am
    [12]
    bc3b permalink

    Time to write off Major League Baseball:

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/07/20/major-league-baseball-defends-anthem-kneeling-supports-black-lives-matter/

    I can see the NBA doing this, but MLB? Talk about not knowing your fan base.

  11. 2020 July 21 6:36 am
    [13]
    Eph permalink

    12 BC,

    I dont think people give a shit about kneeling or professional sports anymore.

    Americans are now in a permanent haze.

  12. 2020 July 21 6:42 am
    [14]
    Eph permalink

    BC,

    This is the players way of telling ownership we didnt want to play this season. All pre planned.

    Like I said 10000x before…
    They should have eaten the shit plate and cancelled the season.

    Nobody would have cared

  13. 2020 July 21 6:51 am
    [15]
    drdog09 permalink

    4,

    Due to their rank/size in that market one would think this is a firm that is TBTF. Not because of $$ but function. We have got to get over this finiancializion monarchy that has developed in this country.

  14. 2020 July 21 6:53 am
    [16]
    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    At this point I would agree, it is a con job. I quibble on the scale, the whole world was conned. Well except for Sweden.

  15. 2020 July 21 6:59 am
    [17]
    drdog09 permalink

    KH,6,

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is pooled testing? In a pooled testing algorithm, samples of multiple individuals are put together in a tube and screened through the PCR test. In case the pooled test turns out to be positive, individual samples are tested, which is referred to as pool de-convolution. If there’s no positive result, all individual samples in the pool are regarded as negative, resulting in substantial cost savings.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-what-is-pooled-testing-recommended-by-the-icmr-6362293/

    Has to do with saving time and effort. If a 5 person sample turns up negative result then those 5 people are clean, move on. Be a fast way to test an entire family for example.

  16. 2020 July 21 7:12 am
    [18]
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt,

    Bumped your profile up. Try and post it and lets see what happens.

  17. 2020 July 21 7:50 am
    [19]
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    BC,

    This is the players way of telling ownership we didnt want to play this season. All pre planned.

    Like I said 10000x before…
    They should have eaten the shit plate and cancelled the season.

    Nobody would have cared

    I think even less people will care with all this SJW crap. The only time I watched the playoffs/World Series in recent years was the year the Cubs won it all. I used to be a huge Cubs fan, even had weekend season tickets back in the 1980s.

    The thing that shocked me most about the MLB article was the actual Tweets from MLB. They sound like they came from a 20-year old social justice warrior. The Tweet I thought made the most sense was from a Yankees player, basically saying, “Let’s keep politics out of baseball.”

  18. 2020 July 21 8:11 am
    [20]
    mpt permalink

    DrDog, thanks. Here it goes again.

    Red Bull has fired two ‘diversity directors’ who tried to force the company into virtue signaling about Black Lives Matter while also dissolving several ‘culture teams’ who were pressuring Red Bull to take a more aggressive ‘woke’ political stance.

    https://summit. news/2020/07/20/red-bull-fires-woke-diversity-directors-who-tried-to-push-for-blm-support/

    In #9, that story from the NY Post only tells part of the story. Apparently the “woke” employees fired were trying to undermine and embarrass the company into supporting the BLM movement. Fortunately, Red Bull, unlike many companies these days, went after the employees sowing division rather than cowtowing to them and taking leftist political stances in the name of diversity. If other companies did the same, this PC garbage would stop pretty quickly.

  19. 2020 July 21 8:13 am
    [21]
    mpt permalink

    #18, any link I post to summit.news URL gets marked as SPAM. I had to break the link and it worked. Hmmm, is there a problem with the site that I don’t know about?

  20. 2020 July 21 8:30 am
    [22]
    mpt permalink

    This guy is pretty funny in this video about the absurdity of news coverage of BLM:

    How to Sell Protest Footage to FOX and CNN
    https://youtu.be/xiYZ__Ww02c

  21. 2020 July 21 8:55 am
    [23]

    Give the N word a centimeter, and they will demand a kilometer.

  22. 2020 July 21 9:59 am
    [24]
    drdog09 permalink

    Test…..

    https://summit.news/2020/07/20/red-bull-fires-woke-diversity-directors-who-tried-to-push-for-blm-support/

    First off, to the article; fantastic for RedBull. I would add this appears to be a case of subversion by a few within the corp. Other CEOs should take note of such subversion efforts.

    mpt, I took your link and submitted it with no problem. Hmmm. More to follow.

  23. 2020 July 21 10:24 am
    [25]

    12 – Too late already written off. 😉
    13 – More worried about being able to make rent and their next meal.

    17 – That assumes the pooled testing (not the method ..the actual system) is any better then individual testing in terms of reliability\accuracy of results. Given how shitty reliability with ‘testing’ has been thus far seems like a step backwards especially when dealing with false negatives.

    20 – Indeed, but that appears to be a rare exception not the rule.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/nycs-opportunistic-hypocritical-lockdowns-show-progressivism-in-practice/
    Let me answer that: – No.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/russell-vought-confirmed-director-of-the-office-of-management-and-budget

    18 months after the nomination Mitch finally gets around to confirming OMB director. Heck of a job Turtle… 🙄

  24. 2020 July 21 11:28 am
    [26]

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gop-lawmaker-calls-aoc-fuking-disgusting-btch-whos-out-her-freaking-mind-over-blm-looting

    The story here to me isn’t that someone called this bitch a bitch. It’s that Matt Gaetz showed himself again to be a bitch as well, unnecessarily jumping in to the fray. BTW Matt I’d like a list of those colleagues that get along with her so well so I can make sure I’m not voting of any of them.

  25. 2020 July 21 12:03 pm
    [27]
    JimNorCal permalink

    This makes sense

    School closings… it’s about vote by mail.
    @vickimckenna
    Make NO MISTAKE. This is about empowering schools to close down AS VOTING LOCATIONS–and create the conditions of an all-mail-in election. Children are NOT DYING from C19. @SenFitzgerald @empowerwi

    https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1285633278305882116?s=21

  26. 2020 July 21 1:59 pm
    [28]
    drdog09 permalink

  27. 2020 July 21 2:06 pm
    [29]

    27 – God damn, I didn’t even think of that! Churches too… as that’s where I usually vote, actually where I vote it’s both church up top and small k-5 (I think) in the lower area and around the side.

    28 – Fact don’t matter only feeeeeelz

  28. 2020 July 21 2:14 pm
    [30]

    “Other Walled Lake teachers have expressed their political views without any repercussions. Paulette Loe, a now-retired Walled Lake Western teacher, encouraged students to read an article from the Atlantic about “how to beat Trump” while still employed. Nicole Estes, a kindergarten teacher in the district, called Trump a “sociopath” and a “narcissist” on Facebook in 2016 and is still employed at Keith Elementary School. Neither Loe nor Estes responded to requests for comment.”

    Why are they not fired, not even stating incontrovertible facts?
    Where are the parents calling and protesting that he be re-hired, or that the superintendent, and the principal to be the ones fired?

  29. 2020 July 21 3:21 pm
    [31]

    Looks like a successful lawsuit to me.

  30. 2020 July 21 3:32 pm
    [32]

    https://nationalfile.com/uga-teaching-assistant-and-blm-activist-white-people-may-have-to-die-for-black-communities-to-be-made-whole/

    Totally not canceled…and if the reverse was said by white student we all know what the result would be. I’d actually be ok that someone wasn’t fired and booted over a tweet….but only if standard went both ways, and it doesn’t. BTW UGA I believe i was had to boot a professor two or three years ago for saying this very same crap in the classroom as I recall, wonder if this racist student was in one of those classes.

  31. 2020 July 21 3:44 pm
    [33]

  32. 2020 July 21 3:55 pm
    [35]
    Eph permalink

    31 IP,

    You beat me to that post!

  33. 2020 July 21 4:27 pm
    [36]
    drdog09 permalink

    “27 – God damn, I didn’t even think of that! Churches too… as that’s where I usually vote, actually where I vote it’s both church up top and small k-5 (I think) in the lower area and around the side.”

    Hot Damn! This country is finally coming to its senses and moving voting locations back to bars and pubs like it used to be before prohibition. George Washington was America’s greatest politician and also owned the largest distillery in the colonies, coincidence?

  34. 2020 July 21 6:42 pm
    [37]
    mpt permalink

    Queue the law suits and the Hawaiian judges:

    Trump signs order to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted in redrawing of voting districts
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-sign-order-illegal-immigrants-voting-districts

  35. 2020 July 21 7:03 pm
    [39]
    drdog09 permalink

    mpt, 37,

    Indeed. I would kinda question the move myself. USC says nothing in the count but number of residents to be numerated. Never makes a distinction between citizens and residents. Reapportionment flows from the census.

  36. 2020 July 21 7:15 pm
    [41]

    Another foo pause from the founders.

  37. 2020 July 21 8:07 pm
    [42]
    drdog09 permalink

    “Short Disney stock?”

    Wizard of Oz is not a Disney film…. Its an MGM product. Lion King might qualify thou.

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