A Redux of the 2020 Summer of Love in Portland?

 

Portland, OR cannot afford a repeat of the over 100 nights of rioting that took place in the summer of 2020. The city is still trying to recover financially.

Approximately 12,000 residents have moved out of Multnomah County beginning in 2021. High taxation, the 2020 riots, decriminalizing drug possession, an out-of-control homeless problem has led to an exodus. An exodus that has resulted in a $1 billion revenue loss for Multnomah County.

The exodus has been stemmed a bit by Biden mortgage interest rates. It will begin again as the ability to flee will increase when mortgage interest rates lower. Renters are still leaving the chaos and the best view of Multnomah County is seen in a rearview mirror.

Anarchist coffee shops, cider bars, and the Timbers Army with their Antifa banner are not going to pay the bills. The TV series Portlandia was a documentary of the lighter side of weird Portland, it was not a comedy. The summer of 2020 revealed the ugly side of weird Portland.

The library at Portland State University is being occupied by Hamas groupies. The President of Portland State has asked the Portland Police Bureau to remove them. There has been vandalism and building barricades at the library. The City of Portland cannot afford another 100 days of anarchy, so stop the nonsense now before the mob begins to attract more cause-of-the-month malcontents and morons.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Let’s see what they do. I hope they get it right. 

    Shamefully, if I am honest, part of me would enjoy seeing another leftist city burn itself down. I am sorry that part of me feels that way. 

     

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  2. Addiction Is A Choice Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):
    Shamefully, if I am honest, part of me would enjoy seeing another leftist city burn itself down.

    Hamasenfreude 

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  3. kedavis Coolidge
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    I read yesterday that Portland has banned urinals, because women can’t use them.  Even if not quite actually/totally/whatever true, it’s quite believable.

    Sorry but I can’t say that Portland hasn’t chosen this.  And maybe they do deserve to get it, good and hard.

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    President Cudd doesn’t quite get it yet. Any student arrested at the library will be expelled.

    Maybe we’ll allow you to apply for readmission. Maybe we won’t.

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  5. kedavis Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):

    President Cudd doesn’t quite get it yet. Any student arrested at the library will be expelled.

    Maybe we’ll allow you to apply for readmission. Maybe we won’t.

    And No Refunds.

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Let’s see what they do. I hope they get it right.

    Shamefully, if I am honest, part of me would enjoy seeing another leftist city burn itself down. I am sorry that part of me feels that way.

     

    The shameful part of me is waiting to enjoy watching how Chicago destroys itself during the Democratic party convention in August. 

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  7. Percival Thatcher
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    President Cudd doesn’t quite get it yet. Any student arrested at the library will be expelled.

    Maybe we’ll allow you to apply for readmission. Maybe we won’t.

    And No Refunds.

    No question of refunds. They paid for a privilege. They abandoned that privilege. That concludes the transaction.

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  8. Susan Quinn Member
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    I’m so sorry, Doug. No one, anywhere is immune.

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  9. Sisyphus Member
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    If we let the culture these schools have produced burn such schools down leaving only the others, then as long as we are not fool enough to rebuild them and blacklist the students, teachers, and administrators, it’s a huuuuge win.

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  10. Doug Watt Member
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    As I’ve said before, protected speech is not vandalism, blocking traffic, arson, and assaults. Once criminal statutes are violated on public, or private property then nothing else matters, including a political cause.

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  11. Joker Member
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    You said President Cudd.

    Do all the schools enjoying protests have women running them? The situation(s) would appear to call for a stern, unforgiving hand. These ladies need to act like the protesters are all Young Republicans or something.

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  12. Doug Watt Member
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    If I was planning the police tactical response in Portland, I would make the entry into the library and make arrests on a late Friday afternoon. There is no night court in Multnomah County. There are no bail hearings until about 11 AM on Monday. Bail bonds businesses are not allowed in Oregon, so cash bail for a release and no release without cash bail from the library occupiers.

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  13. Jim McConnell Member
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    Joker (View Comment):
    Do all the schools enjoying protests have women running them?

    DEI (Didn’t Earn It) in action. Those “leaders” got where they are through credentialism, when they arrive at the top and have to take on responsibility, they don’t to know what to do with it; they’ve spent their lives as students.

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  14. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    There is no night court in Multnomah County.

    So, no Judge Harry T. Stone exchanging bon mots with lovable rapscallions.

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  15. kedavis Coolidge
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    There is no night court in Multnomah County.

    So, no Judge Harry T. Stone exchanging bon mots with lovable rapscallions.

    His daughter is running it now.  But don’t bother, it’s a terrible show.

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  16. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    Joker (View Comment):

    You said President Cudd.

    Do all the schools enjoying protests have women running them?

    I am certain that the university presidents and senior administrators are not all women. But, on the other hand I have noticed that the nastiest most obnoxious leftists tend to be female.

    “It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy.”
    –Nineteen Eight-Four, George Orwell

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  17. Joker Member
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    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve worked with plenty of capable women, but these presidents seem to be treating the protesters more like unruly toddlers who need patience and understanding. That’s an excellent way to run a day care. No reason to take that approach with young adults when it goes on for weeks and damages the reputation of the university.

    Those protesters and the faculty backing them up are wrecking things for the serious students. They don’t care about the school, alums or the presidents. Go act out someplace else.

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  18. Percival Thatcher
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    Joker (View Comment):

    You said President Cudd.

    Do all the schools enjoying protests have women running them? The situation(s) would appear to call for a stern, unforgiving hand. These ladies need to act like the protesters are all Young Republicans or something.

    In 2016, a variety of groups occupied the Ohio State University’s Bricker Hall, an administration building. They were told that if any remained past 5:00 AM, they would be arrested, removed from the building, and expelled from the university.

    They left.

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  19. KCK Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    President Cudd doesn’t quite get it yet. Any student arrested at the library will be expelled.

    Maybe we’ll allow you to apply for readmission. Maybe we won’t.

    And No Refunds.

    But don’t worry about your student debt. You can keep that.

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  20. Eeyore Member
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    Doug, how could you support this? Everyone in that video was White! There were no voices from Palestinians or Palestinian-adjacent persons. Taking back the library would be literally genocide!

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