The (Unintentional) Comedy Scene In Minneapolis Is Recovering Nicely

Phillippe Cunningham, Minneapolis DFL City Councilman, writes:

Let’s get this straight: Cunningham, powerful elected member of a party that has had single-party control over one of America’s (formerly) great cities since it was a great city, a man who along with his family will be a part of the political class in power for the rest of his life, is complaining about “the Establishment”.

I mean, why not? “Eurasia” was taken.

14 thoughts on “The (Unintentional) Comedy Scene In Minneapolis Is Recovering Nicely

  1. It’s true. Follow that link to the, er, guy’s website and look under Issues/Public Safety. It’s all been one success after another over the last 3 years.

  2. I continue to be puzzled by what the solution is that is being proposed.

    Step 1 – Criminal meets victim
    Step 2 – Criminal performs crime
    Step 3 – Victim reports crime
    Step 4 – ???

    I assume the answer is that victim is screwed, government does nothing and criminal can feel free to lather rinse and repeat. In prior days, there were some steps that involved investigating the crime, apprehending the criminal, putting the criminal on trial and sentencing to some sort of punishment. I suppose all that ended when we switched from punishment to rehabilitation.

  3. From that little pencil necked prick’s website:


    Coordinated multiple emergency responses including:

    Tornado and debris cleanup, safety checks.

    Community safety efforts to combat white supremacist invaders.


    We all know that’s bullshit. The umbrella man is still at large, terrifying the hapless Northside blax.

    He’s been so successful in his campaign of terror, Cunningham’s constituents have had to fan out across the metro to Jack cars, and beat elderly people.

    He lie.

  4. The only thing I see that would work is that he’s apparently endorsing prosecuting people for violation of gun crimes, which I assume is something he snagged from the NRA’s “Project Exile.” Then he proposes to undo the good that would do by handling gun violence as a public health issue instead of a criminal issue.

    And then, of course, you’ve got the 700 lb gorilla of “huh, isn’t it interesting that the number of officers in the MPD is plunging….but I’m not going to do anything about it.”

    Really, as a city, region, state, and country, we’ve got quite a reckoning to do, as we seem to have forgotten that the best anti-crime measure we’ve got is to investigate crimes, find the criminals, and put them in jail. We also have a reckoning as we come to grips with the fact that since criminals are by definition people who choose to ignore certain rules of good conduct, apprehending them is not always going to look pretty and socially acceptable.

  5. I don’t live in Minneapolis, so forgive me if my attitude towards “violence prevention” as proposed by Mr. Cunningham is: go ahead and try it, but first build a wall around your city so that crap doesn’t ooze into where I live. Because that’s what will happen. Legalize cannabis and expunge the records of all the felons. Provide narcotics injection sites and free Narcan. I’m all for social experimentation as long as it happens far away.

  6. Back in the hippie days (yes, I am that old), we had a saying:

    We have become the people our parents warned us about.

    Now boomers of a certain age have a new saying:

    We have become the people we warned ourselves about.

  7. Greg, what they should be saying is: “Our kids are the people we taught them to be, and they are screaming for our 🩸 “

  8. I’d agree with GolfDoc except for one thing; there are a lot of reasons the honest citizens of the state have for coming to the Twin Cities, and hence I have limited patience for local officials who abdicate their responsibility to keep the streets reasonably safe. For similar reasons, the state of Indiana sent hundreds of state troopers into Gary to attempt (unsuccessfully I believe) to reimpose some semblance of peace there. Since so much industry happens at the U.S. Steel Gary works, and since so much commerce goes through Gary on I-94, the toll road, and many rail lines goes through Gary, it simply wasn’t tolerable to have the place be that crime ridden.

  9. And just think, for the members who don’t get relected, a new progressive activist type will continue this mess.

  10. The establishment pretends the path to a just public safety system that actually keeps us ALL safe doesn’t exist.

    So, this dude wants to keep the white supremacists in Minneapolis safe?

  11. One of the few pieces I’ve read that makes clear why woke culture and overly progressive progressives are contributing to republicans winning elections.

  12. 👆Having said that — I’m not sure i’m ready for woke Pat Robertson.

    “You know, the police in Virginia picked up a lieutenant in the Army and began to give him trouble, and our state police are highly trained, but why they don’t stop this?” said Mr Robertson. “And this thing that’s going on in Minnesota with Derek Chauvin. I mean they ought to put him under the jail.”

    The televangelist continued: “He has caused so much trouble by kneeling on the death of George Floyd, I mean his neck, it’s just terrible what’s happening.”

    He added: “The police, why don’t they open their eyes to what the public relations are, they’ve got to stop this stuff.”

  13. The part that’s most troubling to me is not knowing The Rules so I can make arrangements. The Rule of Law is one of the most important aspects of civilized society – everybody knows the rules and adapts their behavior accordingly.

    If you know that all debts are forgiven in a Debt Jubilee every 10 years, then you don’t lend money in the 9th year. If you own a company overseas and know the new political party intends to nationalize it, you don’t invest in upgrades.

    If I knew they were going to abolish public law enforcement leaving everyone to hire private security I’d start rounding up neighbors and taking bids from private security companies.

    If I knew they were going to abolish public law enforcement but drop all gun control so I could provide my own security, I’d start buying guns and bullets and a decent night scope.

    What’s most damaging to any society is not being able to rely on The Rules. It has the potential to paralyze and then destroy America. I wonder if the people fiddling with The Rules are ignorant of that, or whether the know it and are hoping for it?

    What comes after the collapse of civilized society?

  14. JD, surely you’ve heard of that “strong men make good times, good times make weak men, weak men make bad times, and bad times make strong men”. We’re late in stage 3, heading to 4; plan accordingly.

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