What Are the Libs Up to Now?
Even the progressive Democratic mayor of Portland thinks what the Democratic leadership up in Seattle is allowing to take place in the city is absurd.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who just last week gave city employees 40 hours of bereavement leave to “mourn 400 years of African-American oppression, including the police killings of African-Americans across the country,” says he is “absolutely” against the “autonomous zone” that fellow Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan has allowed to be established in multiple city blocks downtown. The “cop-free” area enabled by Seattle Democrats is both a “distraction” and dangerous, warns Wheeler.
As The Daily Wire has documented, over the last few weeks, Durkan has allowed radical protesters to take over multiple city blocks, ordering police to abandon the East Precinct and empowering radical protesters to establish what they initially declared the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” (CHAZ). CHAZ – which the occupiers have since rebranded CHOP (Capitol Hill Occupied Protest) because “autonomous” clashes with their demands for various services and resources from the city – has also established its own armed “patrol” group to impose “justice” in the police-less city blocks of the zone.
When a similar situation appeared to be developing in Portland, the city took a far different approach, ordering residents to “shelter in place” so that the police could more quickly clear out the would-be occupiers early Thursday morning.
The Trump Agenda
Supporters of President Donald Trump this week lined up well in advance of his Oklahoma campaign rally scheduled for Saturday.
Supporters began forming on Monday outside the BOK Center in Tulsa, according to videos filmed of the line on Twitter and local news reports.
The man first in line said he was from Massachusetts and that he arrived Monday at 2:30 a.m.
Some angry motorists passing the site yelled at the group of supporters, according to people in line who spoke to USA Today.
“I’ve had a couple of Black people come by and scream at us ‘Black Lives Matter!’ We said ‘Yeah, they do,’” one woman said. “Us Trump people, we love everybody. We’re just not about the rioting and tearing up things.”
A group of musicians entertained the crowd by singing a pro-Trump campaign song.
The rally is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, the president’s first campaign rally since March.
An analyst is forecasting the stock market will rally to new highs in due time and it’s grabbing the attention of Jim Cramer.
The CNBC host on Thursday broke down chart analysis from Carley Garner, a market strategist and author of “Higher Probability Commodity Trading, who mapped out a case for the S&P 500 to break through its record high to 3,400 as the country recovers from the coronavirus downturn.
“When bearish money managers throw in the towel after realizing they can’t fight the Fed or the tape, that’s like rocket fuel for the averages, and days like today are interludes that let you get on the rocket,” Cramer said on “Mad Money.”
The market jumped almost 3% earlier this week on news that the Federal Reserve would act as a backstop and buy corporate bonds in efforts to help the economy recover from the coronavirus lockdown.
The announcement came days after the S&P plummeted nearly 6% a week ago.
The benchmark index put in a floor of support that day near 3,000 and has since advanced about 4% from its June 11 close. The S&P, which rose slightly to 3,115.34 on Thursday, is now about 270 points away from its record close that preceded the big coronavirus-induced meltdown in February.
Looking at the S&P 500 E-mini futures chart, Garner sees a scenario where the index can run some more, Cramer said.
In Other News
One accused arsonist learned the hard way that if you’re going to wear your new shirt to torch a cop car, you may want to think twice about leaving a product review for your new threads.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Philadelphia Police Department used Instagram, LinkedIn, and a photo left in a review on the e-commerce site Etsy to locate and arrest a woman shown hurling what appears to be “flaming debris” into a Philadelphia Police Department vehicle during a May 30th protest, ostensibly honoring the memory of George Floyd, a black man who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police.
Lore-Elisabeth Blumenthal, 33, faces two counts of felony arson…She is accused of setting the police cars alight during the first day of protests in Philadelphia, which began peacefully but gave way to mass looting and destruction as the day wore on.
Blumenthal was pictured gearing up to toss flaming garbage into one police car and then again battering a second vehicle with a piece of lumber. In the photos, she is wearing a shirt that says, “Keep the immigrants, deport the racists,” and is sporting several visible tattoos.
An eagle-eyed FBI agent spotted both Blumenthal’s slogan shirt and her “peace sign” tattoo in footage aired on local news stations.
A Google search turned up Blumenthal’s shirt as a sale item on Etsy, an e-commerce website devoted largely to selling handmade crafts and vintage items. Lo and behold, a shopper from Philadelphia, with the username “alleycatlore” had posted a five-star review for the shirt that read, ”Fast shipping, thanks very much!”
“Having found a person from Philadelphia, agents then searched ‘alleycatlore’ on Google and with it found another online profile, ‘Lore-Elisabeth’ on the online fashion store Poshmark,” a local Fox affiliate added. “With a new search term ‘Lore Elisabeth Philadelphia,’ law enforcement officials found a LinkedIn profile for a woman who is a massage therapist in Philadelphia.”
The FBI says the system of tracking users through social media is called “open source intelligence” and can be very successful, particularly when suspects are of an age where social media use is ubiquitous.