Category Archives: Fear Mongers

Going after your wallet in the name of climate change: Bloomberg awards grant to Seattle to study traffic congestion pricing

The city of Seattle – like many west coast, progressive run cities – has many, many problems (homelessness, needles left on the streets, open drug use, feces and urination on the streets, increased crime due to lack of enforcement, etc.).

Having not solved those issues with massive amounts of taxpayer dollars, Mayor Jenny Durkan is moving  on to solving climate change seeking another way to steal more taxpayer dollars.

MyNorthwest reports that the Michael Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge has awarded the city a $2.5 million grant to study ways to address climate change. One item the mayor wants to study is traffic congestion pricing.

The mayor said, “We’ve got a lot of work to do to see exactly how we would implement it, how we would put up the cameras to catch people, how you would charge, how much you charge, and what we do for equity,” Durkan said Friday. “Because there’s a number of people right now who have to travel into Seattle … because they can’t afford to live here anymore. It’s tied to affordability.”

Of course the mayor has no idea when the traffic congestion pricing program would be implemented. Guess she’s got plenty of time to burn through a $2.5 million grant.

The end goal, of course, is twofold: Get more of your money and force you to change your behaviors. From the report: “The pricing would establish tolls to drive on select Seattle streets, perhaps with differing charges depending on the time. The aim is to discourage people from driving cars around town as the population grows.

The mayor also said, “If you look across the globe, those cities that have implemented congestion pricing have had the greatest success on getting people out of vehicles and reducing vehicles in the city,” she said. “It’s had another huge, very important benefit. That’s a health benefit. The number of asthma cases in children have dropped precipitously in those areas where they’ve actually had congestion pricing.”

Read the whole MyNorthwest story here.

Seattle hasn’t had a republican mayor since 1952. And they knew EXACTLY what they were getting when they elected demorat Jenny Durkan in 2017.

Sorry Seattleites…I’m fresh out of empathy for y’all.

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#FakeNews: Reporter caught “swaying” in Florence winds while two people casually stroll behind him

The Weather Channel’s excuse for this? The reporter was standing on wet grass and was “undoubtedly exhausted.”

Yeah, riiiiiiiight.

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HYPOCRITE: Harrison Ford wants us to stop electing leaders who don’t believe in science

Hollyweird HYPOCRITE Ford: Do as I say, not as I do…

Harrison Ford, like many in Hollyweird, is a HYPOCRITE.

While speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit, Ford whined about climate change and anti-science political leaders. He said, “If we can’t protect nature, we can’t protect ourselves.”

He also said the following: ““If we don’t change the path that we’re on today, the future of humanity is at stake. While you work to meet the challenge of climate change, I beg of you— don’t forget nature. Because today, the destruction of nature accounts for more global emissions than all the cars and trucks in the world. For God’s sake, stop electing leaders who don’t believe in science.”

Read about his speech here.

First of all, I don’t need some smug, self-righteous Hollyweird actor telling me who I should vote for. That’s MY decision and MY decision alone.

Secondly, let’s take a look at what this HYPOCRITE does for a hobby, shall we?

According to Wikipedia, Ford is a licensed airplane and helicopter pilot. He owns the following private aircrafts:

  • Gulfstream II
  • Bell 407
  • de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
  • Ryan PT-22

Apparently at one time he had amassed a collection of seven private aircrafts.

This guy, like many Hollyweird stars, flies via private jets when traveling about the world lecturing us.

This guy has the AUDACITY to speak to us about “global emissions” when he yearly emits more from his private aircraft flights than I will ever be responsible for in my lifetime?

You, Mr. Harrison, are a FLAMING HYPOCRITE.

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New president of baby butchers Planned Parenthood vows to fight for the “most vulnerable” in our society

This is said with no sense of irony or self-awareness.

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Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement officers

Am I to assume that the food truck owner will not call the police if she is robbed or raped in her truck? Wouldn’t want her to feel “unsafe.”

The owner of the food truck identifies as a brown queer person. She pulled out two cards for this fight!

From Fox News: A food truck owner in Detroit, Michigan says she won’t serve police officers or other law enforcement officials because she, along with the “majority” of her customers, “do not feel safe around law enforcement agents.”

The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote on Facebook Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and local police officers.

The truck owner detailed in a separate post that she turned away two officers on Friday who were “in a unmarked, black suburban with tinted windows both with bulletproof vests and badges.”

The officers, according to Coronado, circled back around with a third person after being told the food truck was closed, and asked why they weren’t served.

“Not feeling confrontational, I meekly told her that I don’t serve law enforcement,” the owner wrote.

The officer allegedly said she was with the Michigan Humane Society, and “quickly became belligerent.”

According to Coronado, one officer took photos of her and other customers, and the officers’ “false account of what happened” was posted online. “The posts went viral and I decided to post why I do not serve law enforcement agents,” the owner wrote.

The Michigan Humane Society did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.

The Facebook post said that “because of the madness” and backlash the posts have received, Rocky’s Road Brew temporarily will be closed.

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Full-blown TDS: Gov. Cuomo to sue President Trump over hurricane response in Puerto Rico

Hey New Yorkers: This is your tax dollars at work.

Maybe the good mayor should be asking the Puerto Rican bureaucrats what’s up with the report from the New York Times about the containers of hurricane donations found rotting in a Puerto Rico parking lot?

From NY Post: Gov. Cuomo vowed Sunday to sue President Trump over the federal response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico — accusing the president of violating the Constitution by abandoning residents of the American commonwealth.

Just days after vowing not to seek the White House in 2020, Cuomo repeatedly bashed Trump, portraying him as a racist bully during a speech at a predominantly Hispanic church in The Bronx.

Cuomo invoked both Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico and his defense of white nationalists who staged a deadly rally last year in Charlottesville, Va. “Somebody has to stand up to this president. He is a bully,” Cuomo said.

“You know how they handle a bully in The Bronx? He puts a finger your chest, you put one right back.”

Cuomo also said Trump “never tried” to help Puerto Rican victims of last year’s Hurricane Maria, which struck the island on Sept. 20, saying, “They got a different level of care than Texas and Florida and other states.”

We’re going to hold ‘King’ Trump to the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution said equal protection under the law. Puerto Rico did not receive equal protection under the law,” Cuomo said.

“We are going to sue President Trump. We are going to show this bully president that the law is the law.”

Cuomo, who got a standing ovation from the 300-plus congregants at the Heavenly Vision Christian Center, did not provide details of his planned legal action, or take questions afterward.

Trump last week lauded his administration’s handling of Hurricane Maria, a day after Gov. Ricardo “Ricky” Rossello Nevares raised the official storm-related death toll from 64 to 2,975.

“I think we did a fantastic job in Puerto Rico,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “We’re still helping Puerto Rico.”

Cuomo — currently seeking a third term in office — was joined at Sunday’s appearance by officials including New York Secretary of State Rosanna Rosado, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and US Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-Washington Heights).

During his only debate with Sept. 13 Democratic primary challenger and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo last week promised to serve a full four years in office if re-elected.

“The only caveat is if God strikes me dead,” he said Wednesday.

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More gun control: California senate votes to raise long gun purchases to age 21

From Fox News: The California legislature on Wednesday voted to raise the age for buying long guns throughout the state from 18 to 21.

Senate Bill 1100, introduced by Sen. Anthony Portantino, was approved with a 26-12 vote and sent to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown for a signature, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The bill would limit those who can purchase rifles to age 21 and above. State law already limits the sale of handguns to people 21 or older.

Portantino cited the February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida — in which a 19-year-old used an AR-15-style gun to kill 17 people — as inspiration for the bill.

“The two most deadly recent school tragedies have been perpetrated by people under 21 with long guns,” Portantino said Wednesday. “We should be sending our children off to school knowing they are going to be safe, healthy and get a good education.”

Opponents of the legislation argued that people can obtain long guns through illegal channels and that state legislators should focus on making sure criminals and those with mental health issues cannot get guns themselves.

Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen said he thinks “bills like this miss the target,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“What is magic about 21?” Nielsen asked. “All of a sudden you are not a danger anymore?

The bill includes exemptions for anyone under 21 who serve as police officers, in the military or have valid state hunting licenses. 

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What do you know: Dick’s Sporting Goods misses 2nd quarter sales expectations

Shocker, not. Pandering to the social justice warriors doesn’t guarantee they’ll boost your profits.

From CNBC: Shares of Dick’s Sporting Goods plunged by more than 9 percent Wednesday morning after the retailer said it sold less merchandise during the second quarter than analysts were expecting.

Sales at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores open for at least 12 months also tumbled by a bigger-than-expected 4 percent during the quarter. It was partly blamed on athleisure brand Under Armour, which has been moving into more low-price retailers like Kohl’s, frustrating companies like Dick’s that try to sell inventory at higher price points.

Under Armour shares were also falling Wednesday morning.

“As expected, sales were impacted by the strategic decisions we made regarding the slow growth, low margin hunt and electronics businesses, which accounted for nearly half of our comp decline,” CEO Ed Stack said in a statement. “In addition, we experienced continued significant declines in Under Armour sales as a result of their decision to expand distribution.”

Dick’s was also one of the first businesses in the U.S. to stop selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and barred the sale of guns to customers under age 21 following the February massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida. The company had predicted this move could hurt sales but also would draw more shoppers to its stores.

Stack said Wednesday he was confident sales would turn around as those challenges lessen.

Dick’s raised its profit outlook for the full year and now expects to earn $3.02 to $3.20 per share in 2018, up from a prior range of $2.92 to $3.12.

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This is rich: NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment launches “Erase the Hate” campaign

This is a repost of my August 2018 original blog post which was removed when WordPress shut us down.

Excuse me if I don’t take them seriously.  The TDS that comes out of Hollyweird is all about hate. The TDS that permeates in the media is all about hate.

 

The disdain for white people and their “privilege” permeates education and academics.

 

The violence and hate from Antifa is witnessed at many college campuses and rallies.

The only “hate” progressives like to “call out” is conservative voices.

Fun Fact: In 2017 Princess Nokia (the woman singing in the video) assaulted a white male in her audience at a charity event in England. She then bragged about. From DailyWire:

“Princess Nokia claims the man was heckling her, but the man says he was targeted when he cheered her on by referring to her as “Abigail,” which is what he was told was her first name. It isn’t, and this monumental slip-up apparently triggered the New York rapper to throw drinks at the man and beat the hell out of him.

After striking the man three times, the rapper went back on stage to brag about assaulting the “white boy.” That is, after she threw another drink in the general direction of the audience. “That’s what you do when a white boy disrespects you,” bragged the female rapper.”

Smart move in picking the polite Princess Nokia for this campaign, NBC. Real smart move.

From Hollywood Reporter: The time has come to “Erase the Hate,” according to NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, who has partnered with hip-hop artist Timbaland and rapper Princess Nokia for their social impact campaign that launched Thursday. The release of the “Erase the Hate” campaign video coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right march and subsequent riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In the video for the campaign’s official anthem, the artists call for change and urge communities to “join hands together and erase the hate.”

“Now is the time. A time for a change. The start of a chapter. The turn of a page,” said Princess Nokia. The rapper also takes a jab at a congressman, as she explains that the country needs “leaders who speak to youth” and bring equality.

In a behind-the-scenes video about making the anthem, the musicians say that joining forces on the song was a perfect fit. “I wanted to join this campaign more than anything simply because I have always revolved my life, revolved my music, revolved my passions around dismantling hate,” notes Princess Nokia. “I’m a champion of love. I’ve always been a champion of love.”

“Music is the most powerful tool to cure any negativity in the world,” says Timbaland. “Being a part of this campaign is perfect for me.”

Last October, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer announced the relaunch of the company’s Emmy-winning “Erase the Hate” campaign across the collection of cable networks, which includes USA, Syfy, Bravo and E!

“When we launched Erase the Hate over 20 years ago, it was truly inspiring to see so many people rally around the call for inclusion over prejudice. We’ve dedicated a lot of thought for a very long time reimagining this campaign for today’s digitally connected world because sadly, this work feels more urgent now than ever before,” Hammer said in a statement, adding: “I’ve always believed people aren’t born knowing how to hate; they are taught to hate. It’s time to channel our energy into doing what we can to break this destructive cycle.”

“Silence equals complicity. Hate and bias must be called out wherever and whenever we see it. We all have a part to play. Fighting hate means using the positions and platforms we have to make the difference we can,” said Hammer. “I’m incredibly grateful to Timbaland and Princess Nokia for joining us to deliver Erase the Hate’s message of equality.”

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MSNBC: Detained children will turn into "Terminator-like characters" who "seek vengeance"



This is anchor Stephanie Ruhle at MSLSD. This is the left now: PURE HYPERBOLE.
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