Monthly Archives: October 2019

Victoria Taft’s ‘Crazy California’ Report on “The Daily Ledger” on One America News Network on Homeless, Gas Prices

Here’s one of my appearances with Graham Ledger on “The Daily Ledger” on One America News Network. If you’re easily triggered you’ll want to take a pass.

(nice feature photo, huh?)

Barr Told Senate Last May That He Had ‘Multiple Criminal Investigations’ Underway; But MSM Now ‘Shocked’ Anyway …

You have to wonder how dishonest the media can get. The media now twist what Attorney General William Barr is actually investigating with respect to the 2016 election and feign shock that there may be crimes involved.


As you can see in the videos below, Barr told Congress he would review all the investigations into the American intelligence agencies being used to spy on the Trump campaign and determine if there was a legit predicate for it. Later, he told Senators that he’d opened “multiple” criminals investigations into damaging leaks. But now, the media report that the review has morphed into a criminal investigation because, shockingly, there apparently wasn’t a legit predicate for spying on Trump.

Only the media are surprised, dazed and confused. To wit:


Yesterday the @NYT ‘reported’ the leak that:


“Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation”


Not exactly, NYT. … as if the Obama and Trump Justice Departments are the same. Comey, Strzok, Page, McCabe, Ohr, and many others have been dumped or demoted. I don’t call that being the ‘same’ department.


Here’s how the Lyin’ Ted Lieu characterized the probe, which was slavishly transcribed in all caps by Newsweek:


“CRIMINAL INQUIRY INTO MUELLER’S RUSSIA PROBE IS ‘DEEPLY TROUBLING,’ SAYS DEMOCRATIC REP. TED LIEU”


Maybe the probe is looking into the Mueller investigation. Barr wants to know the predicate of why Obama spied on Trump using Hillary’s phony Russian (and, now we learn, Ukrainian) fake news; whether the FISA court was duped, willingly or not, to issue multiple wiretaps to spy on Trump aparatchiks. If Mueller’s investigation didn’t look into those things, and he didn’t, then that’s something that needs to nailed down.


Vanity Fair issues an all caps scare headline and sub headline explicitly saying the Barr investigation is a political vendetta:


JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OPENS CRIMINAL PROBE INTO ITS RUSSIA INVESTIGATION.

William Barr is essentially doing Trump’s bidding by investigating the investigators—now with subpoena power.


Who was carrying out a political vendetta again? And are they really investigating the investigation? Maybe. Seem there were a lot of corners cut in the Mueller probe. But if this is doing “Trump’s bidding,” then it stands to reason that the initial spying was done at Obama’s bidding.


Shockingly, CNN does best with framing the actual investigation:


“Origins of Russia probe now a criminal investigation”


That’s right. The origins, the underpinnings, the predicate, of the Russia hoax are being looked at; not necessarily, or only, the Mueller probe.

The New York Times headline invites you to mock this farcical bit of fancy as an “Inquiry Into Its Own Russia Investigation,” like a dog chasing his own tail.

Here’s part of what Barr said when asked by Senators about the scope of his investigations and why he was conducting it:

“I am going to be reviewing both the genesis and the conduct of intelligence activities directed at the Trump campaign during 2016…I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal. It’s a big deal.”

And now the New York Times trumpets that this has miraculously morphed into a criminal investigation. But last May, Barr told Senate Intelligence Committee member, and former chairman, Charles Grassley, that there were criminal investigations – multiple – going on:

We have multiple criminal leak investigations underway.

Not much of a mystery here, folks, except to the media.

The media are now circling the wagons around their tribe, the Democrats, and former Obama Administration officials. Flak is being released to distract the public, the smoke grenade that is the ‘impeachment inquiry’ is allowing wisps of anti-Trump ‘testimony’ to escape their secret panic room, and the Obama acolytes who weaponized multiple government agencies against one man – Trump – have now elevated their concern to Defcon 1.

Stay tuned.

Portland Antifa Protester Is Run Over & Killed Trying to Halt Speeding SUV Leaving Violent Group’s HQ, Cider Riot

Portland’s Professional Protesters™ have made stopping traffic a hallmark of their activism. Timid politicians, such as Mayor Ted Wheeler, allow Antifa and other Leftist protesters to halt traffic with impunity. As a result, there’s an outsized sense of power that comes from being able to stop someone on a whim. But on Saturday night one of Antifa’s most notorious activists found out that not everyone stops on his command.

Sean D. Kealiher was killed in front of the unofficial Antifa headquarters, Cider Riot, while trying to stop a speeding SUV.

Kealiher reportedly tried to halt an SUV and was run over. By the time the cops got there, Kealiher had been dragged into a private car and dumped at a local hospital where he died. The NE Portland cidery was quiet.

There isn’t a lot of information about the attack. That’s by design, of course. The people who wear masks to hide their identities took to Twitter to order silence to the media and to the “pigs”:

The tweets say:

“Sean/Armenios [sic] family has asked that we not talk to the press.

“No media response at all. none [sic]. no talking to them period. [sic] please respect this. [sic]”

And:

“Your words can impact the survivors, the organizing on a large scale and the family getting support. Don’t let the press platform off this and dont [sic] let the pigs build cases. Consider not telling stories on public fb pages/organizing pages (keep it in the community).///”

The Portland Police are investigating it as a homicide. The medical examiner has determined that it was a homicide from blunt force internal injuries.

The Antifa bar reportedly was filled with friendlies. A fight reportedly broke out and, before too long, Kealiher was stepping into the street to stop an SUV speeding away. Shots reportedly were fired at the SUV by Antifa members.

Judging by Antifa’s reaction this looks like fratricide.

A Facebook post by someone who appears to be with Patriot Prayer held additional information culled from social media reports. The info has not been verified:

Late model Ford Explorer, allegedly the vehicle driven and occupied by 3 African Americans who attended a reggae…

Posted by Russell Schultz on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Despite the apparent circumstances of his death, Kealiher, who also goes by his nom de guerre, “Armeanio,” is being groomed for martyr status:

May he rest in power as we carry on in his honor.

After Kealiher was hit there reportedly were shots fired at the SUV. The SUV either hit, or came close to hitting, the Democratic Party headquarters in Portland.

Antifa and local anarchists, but I repeat myself, then vandalized the DPO:

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1183637542450667521?s=20

Portland’s Police Commissioner and Mayor Ted Wheeler, who has been stridently on the side of Antifa over law-abiding Portlanders, sent sympathies to the violent thug and his family:

See those roses in the photo above? Those represent Rose City Antifa.

Though it goes without saying, Antifa is a continuing criminal enterprise that apparently derives funds to offer the family of this thug “support.” From whence does that “support” come?

It has also encourages members and allies to obstruct justice and suborn perjury.

Why Ted Wheeler continues to support these Leftist thugs is a mystery. But that’s (social) ‘justice’ in Multnomah county.

Here’s KGW TV’s story about it:

Portland Cop Suspended for a week … for Singing Politically Incorrect Song in Front Co-Workers

It’s a tune on practically every wedding dance mix, it brings down the house at the local karaoke night, the lyrics are memorized by many people over the age of 40(?) and the song is a near-parody of itself. But if you’re a supervisor at Portland Police Bureau, singing it will get you suspended for five days.

That was the punishment meted out to a PPB supervisor by the Police Review Board for singing the song “in front of members of other agencies, using poor judgment and acting unprofessionally,” according to a little snippet in The Oregonian. The item was tucked at the bottom of a story by the newspaper:

A police supervisor was suspended for one week for singing the lyrics of an undisclosed song in front of members of other agencies, using poor judgment and acting unprofessionally. The majority of the board also found the song constituted a violation of the city rule against workplace harassment and discrimination. The board summary redacted the name of the song, where it was sung and the supervisor’s name.

Though no one wanted to drop a dime on the cop, I did manage to get some unconfirmed details about the song deemed so egregious, so offensive, so harassing that the supervisor needed to sit out for a week.

Here it is. “Baby Got Back” by vintage hip hop artist Sir Mix-A-Lot:

Sir Mix-A-Lot was in Portland headlining a concert at the Portland Rose Festival on May 25th on the waterfront. Here was the ad copy for the concert:

Sir Mix-A-Lot knows how to get a booty-shaking party going, and he’s been doing just that in the Rose Festival RoZone since 2015! DJ Doc Rock opens the show on Saturday, May 25 (at 8:00 p.m.).

Rose Festival Association website

An unconfirmed (though likely spot-on) report says that a supervisor overseeing the police providing security at the event launched into singing the lyrics to the song, thus offending the sensibilities of command officials.

So, shaking your booty is fine for a Rose Festival crowd but not for the cops providing security for it.

To be sure, the song’s nasty. But it’s such an ingrained part of the musical landscape it’s hard to believe that anyone would take personal umbrage at it.

The Portland Police Bureau has witnessed a stream of officers tossing in their badges and moving to other police departments or retiring recently.

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why.

The Bureau, overseen by far Left Mayor Ted Wheeler, has to be one of the toughest places to work on the planet. Cops are frequently told to stand-down as Portland Professional Protesters™*, especially the violent and vile Antifa protesters, trash downtown all the while spitting on the cops, yelling in their faces, and hurling invective so offensive that it makes Sir Mix-A-Lot seem tame by comparison.

Cops constantly must walk a politically correct line in precious, ‘progressive’ Portland for fear of hurting the sensibilities of the thugs who wish them dead.

I’ve heard of cops being suspended for excessive force, lying or stealing, but suspended – for an entire week – for singing a song?

In dirty, violent Portland – Bridge City – that’s just a bridge too far for the politically ‘correct’ Left.

Oh. My. God. Becky.

*Sarcasm

Trouble in Lefty-Land. A Portland Antifa Leader Turns On Long Time Ally, Multiple Felon, Ben Kerensa.

There’s drama in Antifa-world. One of the thugs who leads the gang of violent protesters in Portland, Luis Marquez, has issued a fatwa against a former ally/member of the group who is well known to the readers of this website.

Marquez, a frequent arrestee on the Portland Professional Protester™ scene, responded on Twitter to an Oregonian article describing how frequent protester (and multiple felon) Benjamin Kerensa successfully (and ironically) got a cop suspended from duty. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

[T]he Citizen Review Committee voted 7-0 that Smith had violated the truthfulness policy in a case involving protester Benjamin Kerensa.

Smith admitted to falsely telling Kerensa that he didn’t have the right to film officers and threatened Kerensa that he could be arrested if he didn’t stop.

Oregonian

You’d think there would be cheers in Antifa-Land, but instead there was this reaction from Marquez:

Interesting reaction, “Fuck Kerensa – he is dangerous and harmful to all leftist [sic] – fuck that man.” Marquez is a drama queen, but it was notable that Kerensa warranted a double f-word reply.

I tried to find out why he was turning on Kerensa, but, predictably and boringly, he called me a “racist” and didn’t answer my query.

Antifa (Kerensa in the background) stopping cars at the airport because they don’t like President Trump

Readers of this website know that Benjamin Jacob Kerensa is a multiple-convicted felon. He’s gone to both federal and state prison for a variety of crimes including hacking, impersonating law enforcement officers, including an FBI agent, perpetrating bomb hoaxes on federal buildings and a Navy ship and is an accused perjurer and Antifa ally.

After his life as an inmate ended, Kerensa came to Oregon and became a part of the Portland Professional Protesters™ world. He’s been around for a few years photographing and participating in protests.

In court, Kerensa said he wasn’t a member of Antifa’s black bloc. He lied and wasn’t prosecuted. Wonder why?

Kerensa worked the system to get the cop suspended for not letting him video a protest, but just four months before, in July 2016, he, along with others, carried out attacks against videographer and journalist Michael Strickland to stop him from filming a protest.

When they came after him again, Strickland drew his legally concealed pistol and, without his finger near the trigger, held the group back from assaulting him for a second time.

Kerensa bragged to police that he was the reason why Strickland drew his pistol.

No shots were ever fired, but it was Strickland who was prosecuted and jailed for defending himself. His case is on appeal.

Kerensa worked with cops to get other videographers, Leo Stratton and Nate Millsap, thrown out of protests, following the Strickland attack. Kerensa also tried to force Strickland from using his name in public at the risk of being jailed. Local prosecutors attempted to get third parties (me) included in the outrageous request. It was blocked.

You’d think that a guy with Kerensa’s rap sheet and Anti First Amendment proclivities that he’d be a natural blood brother with Marquez and the Antifa coven. But Marquez’s tweet put an official end to that. The question is why?

When Antifa and official Portland, but I repeat myself, pretended to be outraged over a story about Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson sending Portland Police intelligence officer a video, which led to the arrest of an Antifa member, I laughed.

Kerensa with his ever-present camera at a 2018 protest.

Who else do you think sends cops pictures and video of protesters?

Photo of flyer at Trump election protest in Portland. Andy Ngo.

I’m guessing that’s why Marquez said “fuck Kerensa.”