For those who might be curious, I’m safe.

The neighborhood that has been my home for most of the last 33 years? Not so much. More on that later.

The cities that have been my home, and the place that I raised my family, for the last 35 years?

Lloyds Pharmacy, at Snelling in Minnehaha. My pharmacy for most of the last 30 years. Or what’s left of it, anyway.

We are in the worst possible hands.

Yesterday afternoon, I almost wrote that Mayor Frey’s press conference was the worst train wreck I have ever seen in public.

I would’ve spoken too soon.

The mayors 1:30 AM press conference last night…

… Well, words fail me. I come up with words for a living, and a hobby, and I’ve got nothing.

There is literally not the faintest shred of leadership under that perfectly coiffed hairdo of his.

Asked why he ordered the third precinct evacuated, he prattled something about the building being just a symbol – human lives are the important part. Why no reporter thought to follow up by asking “what about the lives that are being put in direct jeopardy by the complete turnover of the streets to the mob? What about the symbol you’re sending – that the police protection that is one of the few legitimate reasons to have a government, is being pulled out at the height of the crisis? Do you want to talk symbols, let’s talk symbols!”

The Menards, at University at Prior. There was apparently a minimal amount of looting, before police and security cleared the building. Front and loaders piled barricades made of lumberyard materials in front of the doors.

Naturally, nobody asked that.

But a reporter actually DID ask an incisive question, something the mayor clearly isn’t used to ever getting. “What’s the plan?“. The mayor responded, initially, with five seconds of deer in the headlights silence, before asking the reporter “plan for what?” like a junior high kid who’d forgotten this week was midterms, before starting “there’s a lot of pain out there…“ and another couple minutes of gibberish that didn’t even address, much less answer, the question.

Forget about the facts on the ground – if you are a resident of Minneapolis, that press conference should have you howling with anger. The feelings of the mob – not people demonstrating against police brutality, but the roving mass of thieves and provocateurs – are more important than your livelihoods, your lives.

Call it the tyranny of low expectations, but when I saw St. Paul police chief Todd Axtel‘s press conference I found myself almost happy to see a police chief saying “we’re not abandoning our city“. In normal times, I would say, dumbfounded, “what, do you want a cookie? That’s your job!“ We’ve seen today that you can’t take that for granted.

Part of me wants to apologize for former New Orleans Ray Nagin for calling him the worst mayor in the history of America in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

Anyway – curfew in effect.

This is how I curfew. Miscreants, take the hint.

“One Minnesota“ my ass.


If you think this would be an opportune time to slip some virtue signaling about the justification for the rioters into the comments, think again.

86 thoughts on “Siege

  1. Drumpf has been reading the “white supremacists did it” bullshit lefty politicians and fake news have been spreading, and squashed them like the moist, pale, legless insects they are.

    Say what you want. When a hand is needed, Drumpf sticks his out.

    If there is any gunfire at Proudboy BBQ’s 2day, it will be celebratory.
    #Howyoulikethemapples, Dimwit?

  2. There is no problem Trump can’t make worse.

    Trump is so good at projecting — he can literally project into the future.

  3. “Trump designates Antifa as terrorist, breaking news….”

    When even Andrew McCarthy calls Barr’s designation of Antifa as a terrorist organization illegal and a “pointless political gesture,” that’s really saying something.

    “As repeatedly noted, I believe designation of Antifa as a terrorist organization is a pointless political gesture. I’m confused legally, too. Our law (for good reasons) limits designation to FOREIGN terrorist orgs; DOJ refers to Antifa as DOMESTIC.” Andrew McCarthy

  4. A lot of “uprisings”, popular uprisings, revolutions, what have you, have had opportunists who exploit it, Castro’s Cuba, the Sandinistas..

  5. Let’s just watch as the Dimwit supports a violent terrorist organization that just burned Minneapolis down. I’ll screenshot his confessions.

  6. Our law (for good reasons) limits designation to FOREIGN terrorist orgs;

    Anti-Fascist Action, a British group
    Antifaschistische Aktion, a historical German group whose name means “Anti-Fascist Action”
    Antifascistisk Aktion, a Swedish group whose name means “Anti-Fascist Action”
    Rosa Antifa, an Austrian group whose full name is “Rosa Antifa Wien für freie Liebe und Anarchie” (Anti-Fascist Group Vienna for Free Love and Anarchy)
    Rose City Antifa, an anti-fascist group in Portland, Oregon

    Oooh. Awkward.

    But do keep chirping, insect.

  7. Just went to see what the nitTwits were doing on Twitter….losing their minds, of course.

    Self incriminating fast as they can. They even have a hash tag:


    This is wonderful. Best trick Drumpf has pulled on the reprobates in at least a week.

  8. So the dimwit is defending antifa now? Lol.
    Lenin never ran out of useful idiots.

  9. “The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces, or JTTFs, are our nation’s front line of defense against terrorism, both international and domestic.”

    Antifa explicitly endorses the use of violence to force political change. That is the definition of a terrorist organization.
    How much more influence on the American media does antifa have vs. the KKK? A million? A hundred million? Lol.

  10. What did Barr say that Emery found so ridiculous?
    To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF). The violence instigated and carried out by Antifa and other similar groups in connection with the rioting is domestic terrorism and will be treated accordingly.

  11. I had no idea Woolly and Trump were related to Nostradamus.

    Couple of points:
    There is no domestic terrorism designation in the United States. Trump probably doesn’t know this and doesn’t care.There’s no law that could make this happen.

    Trump could issue an Executive Order designating Antifa a terrorist organization. He could even sign it with a sharpie. It has zero legal force.

    It’s like shutting down twitter.
    As Trump said, “If it were able to be legally shut down, I would do it.” Doesn’t mean anything.

  12. Trump could issue an Executive Order designating Antifa a terrorist organization. He could even sign it with a sharpie. It has zero legal force.

    “3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group ‘The Base’ Arrested In Georgia, Another In Wisconsin

    The FBI successfully placed an undercover federal agent within The Base’s membership in Georgia

    The Base is allegedly organized into regional chapters, acting in a decentralized way so that those not involved in a particular criminal act could have plausible deniability.

    Its members also actively agitate on social media networks.”

    The Base was declared a domestic terror group but no one has told them it means nothing. They need the assistance of E. Dimwit Esq. right away.

  13. Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser.

    Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges over accusations they tossed a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during a protest over the police killing of George Floyd.

    Damn white supremacists. Probably from the Brooklyn chapter of the KKK.

    Will E. Dimwit Esq. be flying in to represent them at the arraignment?

  14. Even by SiTD standards— Swiftee’s malarial fever swamp is getting swampier.

    Ask your doctor if Hydroxychloroquine is right for you.

  15. See? How could anyone withstand a redirect like that? No wonder E. Dimwit Esq. is a legend.

    Fly now, E. Dimwit; fly! Domestic terrorists across the country have been arrested….for nothing!!! They need you!

  16. Judge Tony “Hang em high” Chiobatta: “You’ve been charged with terrorism; arson, possession of explosive devices and attempted murder, how do you plead?”

    E. Dimwit Esq. moves easily to the podium, his every step exuding supreme confidence. Shaking back his silvery mane, he speaks: “ There’s no law that could make this happen, your honor.”

    Hang em high: “Why, you’re right E. Dimwit. How could I have missed that?” “Case dismissed!”

    The courtroom bursts into applause and cheering.

  17. I am reading the autobiography of Elian Kazan. He was one of the guys who “named names” to HUAC back in the McCarthy days.
    Kazan comes off as a New Deal democrat who was stiff-backed enough to hate the Stalin-backed commies who headed up the Stalinist Popular Front.
    Back in the 30s, Kazan was a card-carrying communist, and an actor and director in a NY “Theater Collective” that produced a play called “Gentle Woman.” He tells this story:

    What I still remember is how anxious we were for the verdict of the left press. They jumped all over Gentle Woman, were particularly hard on [playwright] Lawson. The essence of the criticism was that Jack had chosen the wrong hero, a bohemian off the open road, to contrast with his decadent socialite mistress. He should have chosen an honest working-class hero, he was instructed; perhaps a miner’s son. This wasn’t surprising, not that year. What did astonish me was Lawson’s compliance. He quickly and publicly acknowledged the correctness of the attack on his play, writing his apology in New Theatre, a left-wing monthly, of which Molly was assistant editor. Lawson pledged himself to be less “confused” (the opposite of “correct”) in the future. He proceeded to confirm his reconsidered revolutionary position in the best possible way: by being arrested in Alabama while gathering material for an article about a miners’ strike.

    Cancel culture has been around for a long time, and its proponents today are the same kind of self-centered, bourgeois assholes that were behind the cancel culture of the 1930s.

  18. “I have here in my hand a list of 205—a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.” ~ Joseph McCarthy

    Apparently, Trump’s AG William Barr doesn’t do investigations any more. Jumps straight to conclusions.

  19. Emery on May 31, 2020 at 8:25 pm said:
    Apparently, Trump’s AG William Barr doesn’t do investigations any more. Jumps straight to conclusions.

    Sez the guy who was absolutley convinced that Mueller was going to produce evidence that Trump had colluded with the Russians. You are wrong about everything, Emery. Maybe you should find a new hobby?

  20. More incisive legal commentary Woolly-Nostradamus

    More vapid performative •uckmupperty from Trump.

    “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” ~ Donald Trump

    I think it’s for the best Trump doesn’t address the nation today.

  21. “Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, arrested at Manhattan protest ”

    Don’t look like she just stepped off the assembly line at the factory and into a protest.

    “Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA'”

    Another child of the wealthy political elite declares his support for the people burning down poor neighborhoods.

  22. What that black-hoodied rioter is holding in the last video I linked to is a long iron bar used to pry up rocks, etc. You can buy them at Home Depot for around $20. In Hawaii it is called an o’o bar. An o’o bar weighs about fifteen pounds, is about an inch thick, has an octagonal cut, and has a rough point at one end and a sort of chisel edge on the other.
    Notice how the dipshit with the o’o bar, wrapped in a “safety cone” exterior (ha ha!) is surrounded by a support staff, all dressed in black hoodies. He is supposed to break the windows, Then the other fucks are supposed to break in behind him and loot and light fires, etc.
    I am certain George Floyd would be proud of these privileged white jackasses exercising their personal demons in his name.

  23. Emory: Trump doesn’t stand for aborting half of all black babies conceived, that almost sounds like genocide and the Democrats fight tooth and nail for that.

  24. Dimwitted leftist reprobates cannot see why you can stand mutely on the Capitol steps holding a scary black rifle with impunity, but committing arson and looting gets you a Domestic terrorist designation and the FBI squad that comes with it.

    It’s the mental illness, you see, that clouds their minds and forbids them from seeing the world as it is. It starts with posting insipid twaddle on comment threads, and before they know it, they’re kneeling in front of a guy with a shotgun, daring him to turn their heads into a canoe.

  25. As they are arrested, I’m looking forward to America being introduced to the colossal douchbags that make up the ranks of antifa.

    Seen without their hoodies, their drug addled brains and skinny, malnourished bodies are a decidedly bleak advertisement for life in the leftist swamp. Pity we don’t have the technology to transmit smell over the internet, yet.

  26. Emery, you ignorant twit, apparently, you missed the part where Barr cited the federal law against crossing state lines to incite violence, commit vandalism and other acts of terrorism. Since hundreds of people arrested in the states where the violence is occurring, are from outside of those states, they are committing a federal crime.

    Further, you left wing sponsors, even have their kids in the game. The daughter of third world shithole escapee Ilhan “Incest is OK for Me” Omar, was tweeting out support for rioters from the HQ of commie organization SDS. Kim Jong Walz’s daughter Hope was also tweeting out her support for them, Hakim “Wife Beater” Ellison held up the AntiFa playbook in a tweet last Thursday and his son tweeted his declaration that he is a member of AntiFa and finally, Bill “Kaiser Wilhelm” DeBlasio’s daughter was arrested for unlawful assembly yesterday. And, Amy “I’m Living off of my Dad’s Name” Klobitcher is ultimately responsible for not dealing with officer Chauvin years ago. Now, take your crying ass back into your mommy’s basement and shut up.

  27. $3.7 Trillion deficit — 40 million unemployed — Highest unemployment since the Great Depression —103,800 Covid-19 deaths

    Tired of winning yet?

  28. Hahahahaha!

    You can always tell when E. Dimwit has run out of material to plagiarize in support of an issue.

    He’s not smart enough to realize, though, that every time he gets BTFO it’s not a reflection of *his* inadequacies, it’s proof of the vapidity of the material he consumed and plagiarized.

  29. $3.7 Trillion deficit [but who cares, we owe it to ourselves] — 40 million unemployed [by governors locking down their states for no reason] — Highest unemployment since the Great Depression [see above] —103,800 Covid-19 deaths [lies, but useful lies].

    Are you tired of Democrats yet?

    There – fixed it for ya.

  30. Note to Q followers: there is a secret message hidden in SCOTUS’ ERISA decision today. In fact ERISA itself is riddled with messages. Study closely!

  31. That’s just idiotic. Something an idiot would say.

    But then, we knew that.

  32. One of the NY lawyers, Rahman, was holding a Molotov cocktail made from a Bud Light bottle. Clearly she’s trying to make it look like a white supremacist bombing.

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