The Westboro Baptist Church Family Cult Comes to Portland and Their ‘God Hates Fags’ Act Wears Thin With Portlanders
The crazies of the Westboro family cult came to Portland to flash their anti homosexual signs in front of the Moda Center before the Portland-Miami basketball game Saturday night. Their usual loud, obnoxious protest ensued one year after the Blazers announced support of same sex marriage. Perhaps Westboro’s year-long delay of the protest is due to inbreeding. Be that as it may, the WBC crowd was counter protested, heckled and eventually turned tail and left. See the video below.
Now, there’s intolerance-light and there’s real intolerance. Though many have tried to shut them up, the Westboro nutters hurt only feelings, they don’t hurt people. Contrast that with the Taliban, ISIS and Al Qaeda’s crackpots who murder, maim and behead anyone who dare reveal a gam from under their their Islamic death cult burqa.
Take Paris as an example of what real intolerance looks like. The Westboro crowd are pikers. Yet there are those who treat them as if they’re as dangerous as the Haqqani network.
That is not to say opponents can’t have a little fun at their expense. Judging by this video, Citizen Journalist Laughing at Liberals was having a big old time with the Phelps family:
As fellow Citizen Journalist Leo Stratton discovered, the Westboro bunch could take only so much before they fled from the Moda Center:
We are repulsed by the hateful approach the WBC crowd takes and they were rightly mocked Saturday night, but we should support their right to say it. That elevates this country far above those who would shut up their rivals, whether it be in court, via the IRS, or by the sword.
Oregon Great Dane pooch ate 43-1/2 socks and wins prize in national veterinary contest!
H/T Jason Taft
I’ve spent many an hour at Dove Lewis, Portland’s emergency animal hospital. For example, a few years ago, we came home to find our Bullmastiff foaming at the mouth with labored breathing. He was in a bad way. We whisked Max off to Dove Lewis where we learned he’d eaten a supposedly ‘safe’ version of a nylabone. It turns out, swallowing an entire bone without chewing will cost you $3,000.00 to get loosed from a sphincter. There’s your pro tip for the day.
My Maxie died from cancer a few years later. He was good boy, a rescue, who would wake from a dead sleep at the sound of a hard boiled egg cracking on the counter. He was a world class beggar and totally devoted to his mama (there might be a connection there, but I’ll never admit it). Fond memories my red-fawn colored boy came back today when I heard about the record breaking sock eater.
Last February, Dove Lewis surgically removed 43-1/2 socks from the gut of a Portland area Great Dane. At first I was stunned to learn there was another animal dumb enough to swallow without chewing, but memories of a recent trip to the mall food court put that concern into context.
The dog, whose name has been kept secret because somebody might think its that Bella, is doing well now.
Dove Lewis spokeswoman Shawna Harch said “it’s perhaps the strangest case in the hospital’s history” according to the The Oregonian. As NBC News reports,the case was so strange “the hospital entered last February’s tale, complete with X-rays, in an annual contest sponsored by the vet magazine, Veterinary Practice News, and won a prize. Fittingly enough, the contest is called “They Ate WHAT?”
I wonder if they ever entered Maxie in that contest.
Numbers USA reports Portland area will be site for illegal aliens brought from Central America.
The Central American illegal alien story now centers on Portland, Oregon. After watching the drama play out in Southern California where I currently live, I’m not at all surprised Portland is a target for relocation. Portland is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens and caters to populations of non citizens from special health centers to illegal alien day labor centers.
A Portland area concerned citizen contacted pro legal immigration group Numbers USA to verify its reports were true. The group sent him the locations where the illegal aliens will be processed provided by a US Senator whom they didn’t name. He passed it along to me.
The information was given to us by a staff member of a US Senator. I will ask my supervisor if I can disclose to you, but here are all the locations that HHS reported to this Senator in the Portland area:
Morrison Foster Portland , OR 97220
Morrison Shelter Portland , OR 97266
Morrison Staff Secure (Morrison Paso) Portland , OR 97266
Morrison Secure (Morrison Senderos) Portland , OR 97213
Citizens of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have been sending their children north via Mexican drug cartels after the Obama Administration telegraphed to them the children would be given permission to stay. The law enforcement group EPIC confirmed the children were told they would be permitted to stay as the reason for traveling north, punching holes in the Obama Administration story that the children came to flee violence. The inanity of of paying violent gangs to bring their children north to escape violent gangs at home would seem to fly in the face of the narrative proffered by administration officials.
Some citizens have expressed shock the Feds would send children to Portland without giving them fair warning considering the health problems so many of the people have brought with them.
Protests are planned nationwide Friday and Saturday objecting to the Obama Administration’s open borders policies. Portland, Salem and Eugene activists are planning the protests via Facebook.
Candidate calls media on their games, but here are more moves for his playbook.
I know he didn’t ask, but I’m giving Mark Callahan some advice anyway. I figure if a candidate for higher office this year thought my advice was worth paying for, then maybe Callahan will value my input.
First, the housekeeping. In case you don’t know the back story, Mr. Callahan, a candidate in the Republican primary for US Senate, was tossed out of an endorsement interview with Willamette Week. See the video below.
Candidates were on one side of the table (with Jo Rae Perkins on the phone) while Willamette Week Editor in Chief Mark Zusman, Managing Editor Brent Walth and star reporter Nigel Jacquiss were arrayed on the other.
Things got a little sparky starting at 53:17 when Callahan questioned why only two candidates, Monica Wehby and Jason Conger, were getting most of the questions.
“We came to be interviewed…it’s not the Monica and Jason show,” Callahan complained.
I believe it was Brent Walth who then said “if you don’t want to be here, you don’t have to be here.” Callahan shot back, “I’m just requesting some respect for it not being the Monica and Jason show.”
But his query had its desired effect. Soon all the candidates were asked what they would cut in the federal budget (see more below). When it got to Callahan he expounded on the president misusing the EPA whereupon at 57:40 he was asked a question which sounded like, “What’s the EPA?”
Sensing he was being mocked, Callahan shot back, “the Environmental Protection Agency, I think you would have heard of that.”
At 1:03:49 Jo Rae Perkins was asked what she would cut from the budget. But during her answer, Callahan asserted WW was being disrespectful. Nigel Jacquiss retorted (1:04:23) “if you don’t like that, I’m sorry…”
He may as well have challenge him to a duel. It was ON.
A moment of chaos ensued with everyone talking over one another and fingers being pointed. Order was eventually restored while Jo Rae continued her answer.
As the candidates looked down to concentrate on Perkins’ answer, Callahan’s eyes fell on Jacquiss’ notebook which lay flat on the table.
That’s when it happened. Callahan pounced,
“You want to talk about disrespect. You just wrote down blah, blah, blah. You have to give respect to get respect. Right now on that side of the table, you’re not giving us very much respect.”
Instead of apologizing or sounding embarrassed, the next voice from Willamette Week’s side of the table invoked a threatening tone.
Walth: Mark let me ask you a question, do you believe in climate change. Is is a myth or reality?
Callahan: It’s a myth.
Walth: A myth?
Jacquiss: Where are you on the Easter Bunny?
Callahan: What’s that?
Jacquiss: Where are you on the Easter Bunny?
Callahan: Are these really the questions I was called here to answer? Really? I called you out on the blah, blah, blah and you ask me questions like this? Really, really? Are we talking about this now? OK, how about you ask me a serious question instead of asking me a childish question?
Walth: I just asked you a question about climate change. ‘kay? That’s two strikes. I’m going to ask you to leave.”
Callahan: (scoffs) Who do you think you are?
Editor: Ok, you may leave now. Go ahead. You’re done here. This is neither a fair or [sic] balanced meeting. This is a meeting for us…
Callahan: I know. …it’s a meeting…asked by thin skinned liberals like yourself.
Zusman: There’s the door
Now for my unsolicited advice.
Contact the publication in advance to determine who will be at the table and the general nature of the questions that will be asked. It doesn’t hurt to ask and it can only help you prepare.
Good for you for calling out Nigel Jacquiss for writing his “blah blah blah” comment about one of your opponents in the Oregon Republican primary. Jacquiss is an excellent reporter, but even excellent reporters need to have a reality check now and again. It was absolutely appropriate to highlight this. Your sense of outrage was palpable.
Ask these guys to define their terms. What does the editor mean when he asks about “climate change?” To what climate change does he refer? Global warming or global cooling or…? Never fall for open ended, black hole questions. Say, “when you talk about the politically explosive ‘climate change’ issue, what specifically are you referring to? When you don’t get their cards on the table you allow reporters to expand the parameters of the issue after an interview. They seldom report the issue to a conservative candidate’s satisfaction. This is what Politi”fact” does. A person makes an assertion and the reporter later expands an issue beyond the scope of your answer, thus distorting your original statement. It’s unethical, but there it is.
Don’t accept the premise of a question if it doesn’t comport with your understanding of an issue. Ask the reporter to re-ask the question to give them an opportunity to hone it. If you don’t agree with the premise of the question at this point, you re-state it and answer your own question.
Don’t be demeaning. You were being mocked on the EPA question, but don’t lower yourself to reporter’s level. If you can’t abide it, preface your answer by saying, “I sense Mr. Walth’s contempt but I’ll answer his question by saying…”
Be specific. When you think WW is “unfair” and “disrespectful,” be specific about why. While you were specific on a couple of occasions during this exchange, make sure you re-state every time while you think something is disrespectful. Use the “when you say this…you are disrespectful.” They’ll still get techy and it will sound like a counseling session, but so what? You’ll be on the moral high ground–and it will be on the record.
Ask them questions when their interview is winding down. Did they ask these same questions about cutting the budget, climate change, ObamaCare votes of the Democrats? That’s a question worth asking in these kinds of settings. Did they ask Senator Jeff Merkley why he wrote a letter siccing the IRS onTea Party groups? Ask them where their publication was on that issue. Ask them if they think that’s fair.
Don’t fall for false choice questions. Ask reporters if those are the only choices they see. This does a couple of things. It makes them see that their questions are restrictive and allows you to expand your answer.
Be a warrior, but be a happy warrior. A few years ago I was in the audience watching a debate between two folks running for Congress. I sat next to a US Congressman who occasionally chimed in with commentary. At one point the Congressman said under his breath, ‘If you’re not likeable, nobody will vote for you.’
One contestant came off as a happy, competent warrior and the other like an angry man. Guess who was adjudged the winner? Not the surly, cranky pants candidate.
Ask the other candidates to come with you next time. WW was being unfair and sparky and clearly had an agenda. You were willing to fight it. Constituents see that and see a man willing to fight for them and for what’s right. The others were just going along to get along. Ask them to join you if there’s ever a next time.
In most cases, call back the reporter and ask if they have any further questions or anything you can more fully explain. Ask if they were confused about any of your answers. Use this opportunity to change an answer you believe you didn’t properly articulate.
Don’t let this be your last run for office. Do it again.
Lux, a Himalyan cat “with a history of violence” trapped a Portland family in their bedroom when it became spitting mad. Hear the bizarre 911 call below.
Sunday night, the feline (pictured nearby) scratched the family’s eight month old baby and that’s when the Dad kicked it away, enraging it. The 22 pounder chased the family into a bedroom. The Dad called 911 (hear the call below) hoping the cops could come to extricate them —and the cat. He said he tried to leave the room but the feline kept attacking.
“When I leave the bedroom to let the police in, I’m going to have to fight this cat,” the man said. “This cat kind of has a history of violence.”
Police came and Lux ran for a familiar place, the fridge,
When officers arrived and entered the house, they saw the cat scurry into the kitchen. After it scrambled atop the refrigerator, officers snared it and put it in a travel-style kennel, [Portland Police spokesman Pete] Simpson said.
The family says they’re keeping the cat. The baby was not seriously hurt.
While cases of out-of-control dogs are relatively common, Simpson said, he could not recall in his 20 years with the Portland police a similarly ferocious feline.
Dancing girls, driver’s licenses, health insurance, free food and information on Common Core were offered exclusively in Spanish at a local Portland school Saturday. The party like event for las familias, signals the return of what we used to call, “Carnivals of Crime” for illegal aliens. With the ‘revelation’ that illegal aliens have been ‘accidentally’ signed up for OrBamaCare, these kind of events once again take on added importance.
The state of Oregon used to regularly offer these party-like events to offer Spanish speaking folks in Oregon (some of whom were legally here and some who were not), free stuff–including food stamps, medicaid and welfare. They ended when Oregonians for Immigration Reform outed the practice–
embarrassing state officials who were then excoriated for giving out hard earned American tax dollars to law breakers.
While there’s no doubt the Obama recession has caused many illegal aliens to head back to their home countries, it’s also true many illegal aliens have stayed in Oregon. It’s no “accident” that Cover Oregon and other state programs have attempted to sign them up.
A worker–who looks like a woman–but claims to be ‘gender neutral’ is suing an employer for being called “she.”
Valeria Jones is demanding $518,000.00 in damages in a Portland, Oregon lawsuit. Jones claims Bon Apetit Management failed to call the worker another pronoun and didn’t inform co workers of the proper terminology.
Jones claims co workers at the catering company used “she,” “little lady” and “miss” to address Jones. Jones says the female references were “unwelcome.” Co workers claim Jones looked like a woman and likened her persona to female.
Jones wanted to be called another pronoun which, oddly, was left unspecified in the lawsuit according to The Oregonian.
An executive told the newspaper,
“I can say we are an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of all kinds.”
But how do you embrace someone who doesn’t know what gender they are and why is that now your problem? Jones claims the company didn’t host a company-wide meeting to explain how the worker preferred to be addressed. This is the only potential winning part of the lawsuit–company policy. At its base, however, the lawsuit seeks to repeal common sense, English grammar, not to mention biology.
By running to protect every conceivable kind of ‘trans-fill-in-the-blank’ minority, Portland has put everyone else in fear of being sued for someone’s hurt feelings.
This case is a glimpse into the future in California where children will be able to pick and choose which gender they identify with in order to use bathrooms, play on sports teams and use locker rooms in public schools irrespective of the convenience of everyone else. And it makes everyone else a target of a lawsuit for hurt feelings.