General interest follow up stories for posterity: McCloskeys; Portland; MNPLS

Updated on June 19, 2021 in General Stuff
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In the news, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the “lawn lawyers” who stood their ground against BLM protesters on their opulent property last year plead out to misdemeanor charges and total fines of $2750–which is about like fining me 14 dollars and 50 cents. 

https://www.kuow.org/stories/the-couple-who-waved-guns-at-blm-protesters-plead-guilty-to-misdemeanors

Patricia McCloskey, who menaced the marching crowd with her finger on the trigger of a handgun, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault for threatening the passersby with an AR-15 rifle. He was fined $750..

…The couple will keep their law licenses and there’s nothing stopping them from buying more guns in the future.

In other news:

It looks like the New Jalisco Cartel used their jammers and SOF personnel training to steal 7 millions rounds of ammo destined for US stores. So Mexico is ever so slightly more a failed state, and US shooters will have to wait even longer for Cabelas to have .22LR back in stock:

https://www.westernjournal.com/gunmen-ambush-ammo-caravan-headed-texas-7-million-rounds-destined-america-now-hands-violent-criminals/

(as an aside, the vid clip at the bottom of the article has been making the rounds. I am told that the odd antennae packs on these dude’s backs are cell jammers for exactly this type of high end hood rat shit.)

Moving on, there’s Portland:

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2021/06/officers-sergeants-with-portlands-rapid-response-team-resign-from-the-specialized-crowd-control-unit.html

Officers who serve on the Portland Police Bureau’s specialized crowd control unit, known as the Rapid Response Team, voted to resign from the team during a meeting Wednesday night.

The unprecedented move by about 50 officers, detectives and sergeants to disband their own team came a day after a team member, Officer Corey Budworth, was indicted, accused of fourth-degree assault stemming from a baton strike against a protester last summer.

There goes whatever was left of their latent ability to control riots.  Just in time for Portland’s homicide rate to be on track to break the previous record, in 2020. 

Aaaaand, in Minneapolis, the locals report that they now have their own chaz/chop-type “autonomous zone,” called boogie world:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/06/boogie-world-bad-news-for-the-dems.php

Only this one is in an upscale, trendy shopping district with 800 square foot condos going for 200k+.

Again, posting because, A: Many—including me—tried to point out these obvious predictions back when they were just predictions, and B: lessons of history are lost to history without documenting a little history, as it happens.

Until next time, 

Captain obvious and Major Buzzkill

 
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Here in Virginia all things woke continue to be a bit surreal. Basically, once the Governor blinked and went to “wear masks unless you’re unvaccinated” all that shit predictably stopped. No business in their right mind is going to turn away customers because they are possibly unvaccinated and not wearing a mask. So pretty much that’s just done.

Ecxept at work. If I’m caught not wearing a mask and am unable to produce a vaccine card, I can be fired on the spot. So someone gave me a Star of David mask to wear and I do so proudly.

As it turns out about 70% of white collar and about 30% of the blue collar are vaccinated. This week should be hilarious. It’s our annual “State of the business” all employee meetings. Because of the COVID boogeyman, they will be held outside in the parking lot. Mask rules still apply outdoors. Should be funny as hell.

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I’m of two minds on all the policing stuff.

One the one hand, shit is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Homicides, robberies, looting, etc are all going to go up dramatically in those locales.

On the other hand, maybe all that needs to happen. If you’re of a nature where only the presence of police/law/jail keeps you from treating others badly, well, you’re an asshole. Maybe having all the assholes living together in a den of assholes for a couple of generations is the only way to convince them that assholerly is a negative life strategy.

“Give them what they want, good and hard.”

I’d be happier with that state of affairs if active personal defense wasn’t also under attack. In Jeffworld, we’d be throwing a parade for the McCloskeys, not harassing them with symbolic criminal charges.

Related development: Angie has been working on putting out her summer flower garden the last couple of weeks. No one keeps outdoor cats around here, so the rabbits are thick. They treat her garden like a salad bar.

I’d listened to Angie gripe one to many times the other night, so after dark I got out the air rifle and went at it. Killed three good sized adult rabbits. The thing has a laser sight on it, and the rabbits were remarkably non-skiddish. I just went up to about 20 feet, put the dot on them, and sent sweet death down the barrel.

Put them in a plastic bag by the garage until trash day.

“What’s that bag doing there?”, Angie asked.

“I killed three rabbits last night”, I replied.

“Oh! Those poor bunnies! What about their babies?!?”, she responds.

You can never win.

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That’s kind of what I’ve thought from the beginning. Can’t get too upset about stupid people voting to turn their towns into war zones. Feel bad for the people stuck in it, but you can only hide under your covers and ignore the inevitable at your own risk. Knock yourself out kids. Literally.

As for rabbits and plants, out here rabbits and deer roam free. So do feral cats, hawks, vultures, and bears. Pay attention to deer resistant plants when you put them in and the rest just sort of sorts itself out by itself. 

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Someone somewhere is watching reruns of those Charles Bronson “Death Wish” movies and oiling his gun.

Unfortunately, the cartels are stealing all his ammo.

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