Insanity Wrap needs to know: Why does no mean no except when the DNC needs no to not mean no?
Answer: Let us concede that it was a very dumb question.
Before we get to the sordid details, here’s a quick preview of today’s Wrap:
• Crime up, cops down.
• BLM gives MLB and NBA a black eye.
• Best. Mask. EVAH.
Shall we begin?
Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest
If you're going to be a bad a$$ revolutionary and stuff, you can't scream "ah! I can't see" like a school girl when you get pepper spray in your eyes.
Crap. I can hear they have returned home to the Courthouse. BTW Downtown is also a neighborhood.
— Kate Wolf 🦙🐺 🐰 (@KateWol90087731) August 2, 2020
Attacking buildings counts as “mostly peaceful” because cearly the building was asking for it.
Intimidation, It’s Making Me Late
Black Lives Matter protesters show up at Republican Senator Warren Limmer’s house in Minnesota demanding he address them. pic.twitter.com/VQJCn5bwDt
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 2, 2020
“Mostly peaceful” also includes intimidating state legislators at their private homes.
You owe Insanity Wrap a dollar if you didn’t see this coming:
With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.
According to Outkick.com, neither league did well.
Maybe the leagues and the players thought that pent-up demand caused by the lockdown would get people to tune in, even as the league and the players were politicizing one of the few things in American life that still brings — er, brought — people together.
Unpoliticized sports seem to be doing OK with viewership:
For good measure, Strauss also pointed out that baseball can’t blame the coronavirus. The virus didn’t stop people from watching Tom Brady golf with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson back in May.
Indeed, the charity golf match earned record TV ratings in May.
There’s a local restaurant we’re in love with called Beasts & Brews, and we’re there often to have gotten to know the executive chef, Noah, a bit. We always ask his advice on what to order and which beers would pair best with our order.
Then there’s Scott, a really nice and talented guy who we just hired to paint large parts of our house interior. He does great work and is our go-to person for tips on what kind of paint holds up best against young boys and various dogs.
Insanity Wrap is not about to ask Scott what to order at Beasts & Brews, and we’re not about to ask Noah which brand of paint will last longest.
And if either of them insisted on serving up a political lecture along with dinner or Dutch Boy, that would be the end of that business relationship.
It’s no different with professional sports.
Even when you’re only watching a game on TV, you’re still paying for it. Only instead of paying for tickets with money, you’re paying with your time.
Time is precious, and Insanity Wrap won’t spend it on grandstanding multimillionaires who could (and should) be pushing their pet causes on their time, not ours.
Judging by the ratings, Insanity Wrap is far from alone on this one.
And Now, a Public Service Message
We were just at the grocery store yesterday, marveling at the number of people with masks pulled down below their noses, touching all the produce.
You’re Being Gaslit, Exhibit #1,000,006
He literally says “no” at 0:32. https://t.co/RQZHWb6ObH
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 2, 2020
As one sharp response noted, “This is one of those ‘Don’t watch the actual video for yourself. We’ll tell you what’s in it’ tweets.”
And sure enough…
…the DNC War Room got a metric crapton of likes for saying that there’s no “no” there.
Follow the replies, and you’ll read a lot of desperate Dems trying to argue that the “no” he did say was very limited in context, thus robbing it of its no-ness, or something.
Honestly, we’d advise you just to watch the video and not click over to Twitter’s cesspit for all the replies.
Getting What They Voted For, Good and Hard
We told you so, we told you so, we told you so.
Some days, Insanity Wrap hates being right.
The MPD has reported a 46 percent increase in carjackings and a 36 percent increase in robberies compared to this same time last year, according to WCCO.
Police in the city’s Third Precinct alone have received more than 100 reports of robberies and 20 reports of carjackings in just the last month.
Officials are now telling residents to be ready and willing to comply with the demands of criminals in an email sent to Third Precinct residents.
“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the police said in their email, a copy of which was obtained by Alpha News. The email said citizens should listen to criminals and “do as they say.”
Yeah, somebody is going to end up very shot-up or beaten mostly to death by a mob.
We can only hope that only the “right” people get shot and/or beaten, but mobs being mobs that’s a desperate hope.
The Bill of Rights is there to protect the people — most especially the accused — from the government.
Less appreciated is that the police are there, at least in part, to protect the accused from the people.
Even decent people are never more than a thin blue line away from forming vigilante mobs during times of rising crime.
The process has already begun in Minneapolis, where the process of defunding or even eliminating the police is furthest along.
Insanity Wrap is reasonably sure this won’t end well.
But that’s an easy call in 2020, isn’t it?
The Road Warrior was not an instruction manual, people.
We’re All (Not) Going to Die!
Insanity Wrap has asked this before, but must ask it again: Would you feel safer on a Florida beach or in a New York nursing home?
One More Thing…
The vision in our heads right now is a 2020 take on the old Coke commercial, only the hippies singing on the hill are all wearing this mask instead of holding bottles of Coke and you can’t quite make out the words to the insipid song.
It’s beautiful, isn’t it?
And that’s a Wrap for today.
Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…
…assuming we make it that long.