Insanity Wrap needs to know: When is a hate crime actually a hoax?
Answer: Pretty much every time.
Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.
• Liz Warren’s subliminal BLM endorsement
• Feel the peaceful protest hit you in the skull
• A video flashback to Barack Obama’s greatest self-own
And so much more.
Shall we begin?
Your Daily Dose of Mostly Peaceful Protest
Overnight on 19–20 Aug, hundreds of #antifa blocked an intersection by a hospital in order to attack @ICEgov Portland facility. Responding officers were hit w/rocks. Antifa then started fires on the street. They later smashed the windows of ICE building. https://t.co/hQ3sQ32cTP pic.twitter.com/1gDcAJDPXE
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 20, 2020
The city’s official site says that “streets were blocked to vehicular traffic by support vehicles associated with the group,” an act which doesn’t exactly strike us as being part of the right to “peaceably assemble.”
What about everyone else’s right to use the roads for travel?
At approximately 9:28 p.m., members of the group approached the windows and doors to the ICE building. These people began shining lights and lasers at Federal officers located inside of the building. Group members began kicking and banging on the doors and windows of the ICE building.
Federal officers exited the ICE building and members of the group began throwing large rocks as well as glass bottles at them. The large rocks were described to be the size of softballs.
That’s some heavy, pointy bits of peace being thrown at people’s heads.
More here: Portland Rioters Set Fire to County Building Full of COVID PPE. Top Cop Begs Them to Stop.
Enough begging. Time to put down this insurrection.
Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway
NYC’s top 1% pays 50% of all income taxes. Personal income tax in the NY area accounts for 59% of all revenues.
The city’s very wealthiest blocks have decreased by 40% +.
Atlas shrugged, as we always predicted it would.
Y’all are gonna learn one day. https://t.co/OqR3cNCzzx
— Hannah Cox (@HannahCox7) August 19, 2020
New York City has always been ruthless about taxing the bejeebus out of the rich, even the ones who live there only parttime.
The thing is, the City in recent decades made it worthwhile.
“If you have the means,” as Ferris Bueller said, NYC offered the world’s finest luxury condos, the world’s finest shopping, and the world’s finest restaurants — all in one of the world’s safest big cities.
But now the restaurants are closing, the high-end retailers are suing to get out of their leases, and the luxury condos sit high atop neighborhoods where it’s no longer safe to walk the streets at night.
Or even during the daylight hours.
Why would your typical millionaire or billionaire stay, Insanity Wrap wants to know.
Apparently, they aren’t staying — and taking their tax dollars with them.
If you think 2020 has been bad for NYC, Insanity Wrap is sad to tell you it’s going to get worse — all as Billy Joel predicted in his 1976 song, “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway):
You know those lights were bright on Broadway-
But that was so many years ago…
Before we all lived here in Florida-
Before the mafia took over Mexico.
He was off by all of three years.
When You See It…
Insanity Wrap tried to give last night’s Democratic National Convention speakers all the respect they deserved, which nearly brought our attention level up to “Wha’?”
So we missed Liz Warren’s background endorsement of the Marxist Black Lives Matter group.
However, PJ Media’s Bryan Preston did catch it, and Insanity Wrap was still just sharp enough after a 14-hour workday to grab a screencap.
It left us wondering, “Why not just come out and say it, Liz?”
How well thought out was Warren’s “subtle” endorsement? As Bryan noted, the letters were so perfectly framed in the screen that even when CNN occasionally double-stacked the graphics at the bottom of the screen, “BLM” was still visible.
Someone gave those three little letter blocks an awful lot of thought.
This Hasn’t Aged Well, Has It?
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 20, 2020
We do so enjoy this little flashback to one of the great presidential self-owns of all times.
BTW, the next time someone tells you Trump doesn’t act presidential, Insanity Wrap would love it dearly if you would send them the link to that tweet.
Previously On Insanity Wrap: Killer Cuomo Gaslights Grandma, Plus MSNBC Hates You More Than You’ll Ever Know
Forgive Them, Lord, Even Though They Know Exactly What They Do
Promoting ignorance of the American political system to incite mindless outrage. https://t.co/c119cpzATz
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) August 20, 2020
Hillary Clinton still lives in a Chardonnay fog rich and thick enough to make her believe she’s the “real” winner of the 2016 election — the legal result of which she still hasn’t accepted.
So Insanity Wrap forgives her that, even though literally every time she speaks in public she tears at this country’s already tattered social fabric.
But Vox, the so-called explainer site, is supposed to know better than to mindlessly parrot the deranged rantings of America’s most hateful loser.
Insanity Wrap hopes they catch something extremely itchy and long-lasting.
Does She Look Antifa to You?
Woman, 16-year-old girl charged in painting swastikas, anti-Semitic images on University Heights businesses
A 23-year-old woman and a 16-year-old face criminal charges that accuse them of painting swastikas and anti-Semitic images on several University Heights businesses last month.
Bo Briele Truitt of Beachwood is charged with ethnic intimidation, inducing panic, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal damaging in Shaker Heights Municipal Court, University Heights police said.
But… here is the 23-year-old’s Facebook profile, courtesy of PJ Media’s own Paula Bolyard — an Ohio resident who would seem to have more interest in digging into this story than Cleveland.com’s Kaylee Remington did.
She sure looks antifa to Insanity Wrap.
America’s supply of real rightwing hate crimes isn’t enough to meet the Left’s demand for it, so they go the extra mile to create fake hate crimes.
Sod Off, Swampy
Today I authorized the City to disconnect utility service at a house in the Hollywood Hills to stop the large parties held there in flagrant violation of our public health orders. Parties like these can quickly and easily spread the virus and put our communities at risk.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) August 19, 2020
Click over and read the replies.
Insanity Wrap was saddened by several of them, simply because we were not surprised by how many people are cheering on Garcetti’s petty tyranny.
This tells us Los Angelenos are happy to be abused, and that the beatings will continue because they enjoy them.
Seen the Lights Go Out in California, Too
California Gov. Gavin Newsom calls power shortage ‘unacceptable’
Bully for you, Gov!
Newsom and his Democratic Party are the ones who put California “all-in” on more expensive, less efficient power generation, all the while refusing to perform the forest maintenance that makes wildfires less likely nor investing in the rural infrastructure that makes fires easier to control.
Steve Goreham reminded us on Tuesday: “Green California has the nation’s worst power grid.”
At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Pacific Gas and Electric, California’s biggest utility, began shutting off power in rolling outages to force a reduction in demand. Southern California Edison also denied power to homes, beginning just before 7 p.m. Shutoffs impacted a rotating group of up to 2 million customers until 11 p.m.
The California Independent System Operator declared a Stage Three Electrical Emergency, the first such emergency since 2001. Spot electricity prices soared to more than $1,000 per megawatt-hour, more than 10 times the usual price.
In 2018, 19% of California’s electricity came from rooftop and utility-scale solar installations, the highest percentage in the nation. But by 6:30 p.m. each day, that solar output approaches zero. The state lacks enough reliable electricity generation capacity to run everyone’s air conditioner during hot summer evenings.
California has the least reliable electrical power system in the United States. It isn’t even close.
While Insanity Wrap tries very hard sometimes not to indulge in schadenfreude, we eagerly await the day some thousands of well-meaning wealthy California progressives go to plug in their taxpayer-subsidized Teslas and find there’s no juice to run them.
One More Thing…
Protests generate invisible First Amendment rays that block the transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus because science.
That’s a Wrap for today.
Come back tomorrow for another Insanity Wrap…
…assuming we make it that long.