Monthly Archives: September 2015

Video: “Concerned Citizen” Leaves Car Shaming Note on Portland Man’s VW & ‘Suggests’ He Get Rid of It.

Video below: The car note is  another case of the “Keep Portland Weird” crowd attempting to define what’s appropriately weird for all.

KATU reports that over the weekend Rick Gencarelli received an anonymous note on his VW Tdi car urging him to get rid of it because VW was found cheating emissions standards and that his car was polluting “2-4 times a Chevy Suburban”.

Photo: Screenshot/KATU
Photo: Screenshot/KATU

The “sympathetic and concerned citizen of Portland” wrote in the thinly veiled threat that Gencarelli’s car was manufactured by a cheating car company created by the Nazis. Here’s what the History.com says about the Nazi claim:

“…[T]he government of Germany–then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party–forms a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH. Later that year, it was renamed simply Volkswagenwerk, or “The People’s Car Company.”

You’d think the you-must-obey-me-for-the-people likely socialist who wrote the note would be inclined to support a “people’s car company” founded by a socialist organization, but I guess the extermination of the Jews/holocaust made it into the consciousness of even this self-centered-self-important-we-know-better-than-you-simpering butt-insky.

Cute cat, but the car must GO! Photo: Screenshot/KATU
Cute cat, but the car must GO! Photo: Screenshot/KATU

Here’s what the note read:

“Hello, VW TDI owner. While cute, your TDI is outfitted with a cheating device meant to elude emission standards.

Your car is currently polluting at rates higher than nearly any modern gasoline car today.

Not to mention VW lied to you and the public, and was founded by Nazis 🙁 .

Perhaps it’s time to consider a different car. (Signed) A sympathetic and concerned citizen of Portland.”

Gencarelli posted the note on his restaurant’s Instagram account:

Got a note from a 'sympathetic and concerned' citizen today. @dontmovetoportlandoregon #thistownneedsanenema #pdxnow

A photo posted by @lardopdx on

He posed a question to the writer of the note:

“I wonder if they would buy me a new car.”

Odd, that a person who would go to all the trouble to cut and paste that VW logo, use multiple colors and print the note would

n’t bother leaving a signature to identify himself.

I imagine it won’t be the last time Gencarelli will be targeted by the left in Portland for his politically incorrect behavior. Get a load of the name of his restaurant: Lardo. Lardo has three Portland area locations. Good for him!

But I know two Portlanders put OUT of business in this town because the politically “correct” left didn’t like what they served or sold. Beware.

Signed,

A (Genuinely) Sympathetic and Concerned (Living Elsewhere) Native Portlander.

This 9/11 Tribute Tells the Real Story of War With Radical Islam … And Who’s Been Fighting It.

This Wall of Remembrance shows you how radical Islam has waged its modern war on the U.S. for decades.

Image Credit: Victoria Taft
Image Credit: Victoria Taft

This Wall of Remembrance is touring across the country to remember 9/11. On one side are the names of every single person who’s died fighting radical Islamists since the Beirut bombing that killed 241 of our finest U.S. Marines.

  • 1983 Beirut Marine barracks bombing
  • 1991 Operation Desert Storm to push Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
  • 1993 Blackhawk Down, Somalia
  • 1996 bombing of 19 servicemen in Dahrain, Saudi Arabia
  • 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa
  • 2000 U.S.S. Cole bombing
  • 2001 Attacks on World Trade Center, U.S. Pentagon and Flight 93’s target was either U.S. Capitol or the White House.

Never forget.

I haven’t included all of the subsequent — hundreds — of attacks on the country since but you can in the comments section.

The Wall of Remembrance includes the anthrax attacks; Major Hassan’s attack on Fort Hood; the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya; the invasion of Iraq to get Saddam Hussein, a state sponsor of terrorism and many others. It’s worth a look.

This video was taken at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.

Donald Trump and the ‘No Fear’ Factor Makes a Big Impression on the New GOP Base.

“‘… [T]he base’ isn’t the limited, clichéd thing it once was, it’s becoming a big, broad jumble that few understand.”

Political writer Peggy Noonan recently took stock of the Donald Trump phenomenon and declared, “America is so in play.” Her buddies in the GOP glitteratti noticed. 

Image Credit: Donald Trump For President
Image Credit: Donald Trump For President

Noonan cited the latest polls, an old friend from Ross Perot’s ’92 presidential campaign, a democrat-turned-GOP/Trump fan girl and the guy at the local deli from the Dominican Republic to conclude the New York businessman embodies the kind of gruff gravitas voters crave.

Trump’s campaign appears to be, as he is himself, a political stem cell, morphing into whatever seems to jibe with what’s in the news and the latest intelligence of the day. He speaks fearlessly, sometimes foolishly. Like a ‘Trump the Insult Dog,’ Trump has no filter. 

He’s learning to campaign as he goes. He’s getting good at it.

GOP elites and Jeb Bush backers, but I repeat myself, counter with Trump’s leftist positions on Planned Parenthood funding, taxes, single payer health care — hoping that will tamp down his support with the base and make their own moderate positions on the same seem conservative by comparison. Ordinarily that would persuade many, but instead, Trump’s poll numbers are increasing!

Press coverage is following:

Noonan believes, after talking with the deli guy from the DR, that the base isn’t what it used to be:

“‘… [T]he base’ isn’t the limited, clichéd thing it once was, it’s becoming a big, broad jumble that few understand.”

Noonan opines the little people (that’s us) believe the game is rigged against them. But she claims we have company:

“…[D]eep down the elite themselves also think the game is rigged. They don’t disagree, and they don’t like what they see—corruption, shallowness and selfishness in the systems all around them. Their odd anguish is that they have no faith the American people can—or will—do anything to turn it around.”

Peggy’s old boss, Ronald Reagan, famously said,

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.”

Here’s what ‘the base’ sees after they gave the GOP elites victories in 2010 and 2012:

  • Failed to repeal, replace or defund ObamaCare out of fear of being blamed for a government shut down or media reaction.
  • Failed to call out Hillary Clinton’s Suzie Homemaker server when they discovered it out of fear Democrat and media backlash. 
  • Forfeited their constitutional job of advising and consenting on treaties which led to Iran deal for fear of not looking bipartisan.
  • Failed to lead on border security and the “broken” immigration system for legal immigrants for fear of being portrayed as bigots. 
  • Failed to demand action against sanctuary cities for fear of looking anti immigrant.
  • Failed to stand for the rule of law against President Obama’s illegal executive orders for fear of being depicted as quixotic.
  • Failed to call out bad cops and stand up for good ones for fear of being called bigoted.
  • Failed to call for independent investigations with subpoena power— not just hearings —-on Benghazi and IRS spying scandal, a scandal so cynical and tyrannical it goes to the very core of democracy for fear of media backlash or pushback from Main Justice.

“Don’t be afraid to see what you see.”

Instead of flooding the zone with legislative leadership, media messaging and “getting in peoples’ faces,” as candidate Obama once advised, the GOP has been playing hide and seek behind the velvet curtains in their offices and considering us suspiciously through the cut crystal lens of their Calleija brandy snifters. Instead of leading, they shiver in the dark with vain hopes the media will say nice things about them. Instead of fighting, they’ve provided nothing but excuses or mocked or shouted down members who did try to fight back. 

The former (you’re welcome GOP elites) Senate leader Harry Reid once disdainfully said of the Americans who tour the Capitol: 

“I can smell the tourists.”

Since giving them the gavel and the big chair in the House and Senate, the GOP reaction to the people who put them in leadership has been akin to finding something sticky on the bottom of their Santoni wingtips.

The people Noonan says experience “odd anguish is that they have no faith the American people can—or will—do anything to turn it around,” missed the Tea Party, apparently. The people in whom they have no faith —the liberty-loving black, Hispanic, white, gay, straight, Christian, atheists of the Tea Party— were at first embraced and then dismissed by the GOP elites out of fear of looking too scary. But these are some of the same people who have put the country “so in play.”

Here’s what I believe people find refreshing about Trump and what distinguishes him from the GOP elite. It’s not only that he’s not afraid to tell his opponents he thinks they’re wrong. No. It’s that he’s not afraid at all.