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6/30/2019

Portland Protests: Photo-Journalist Viciously Assaulted By Antifa Thugs (UPDATE ADDED)

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:25 pm



[guest post by Dana]

This report, by Kale Williams of Oregon Live, refers to the victim, photo-journalist and editor at Quillette Andy Ngo as a right-leaning provocateur, just in case you were looking for something to justify the violent attack on him. And don’t forget, he willingly went into the potentially violent situation in order to do some reporting, so, you know, shouldn’t have worn that short skirt:

Despite a large showing — left-wing protesters showed up in the hundreds while right-wing demonstrators numbered only a few dozen — Saturday featured only a few isolated flashpoints of violence. Still, one of them has garnered outsized attention with many in conservative circles condemning the mayor and police for perceived inaction in the face of violence.

Andy Ngo, a right-leaning provocateur with online news and opinion outlet Quillette, which identifies Ngo as an editor and photojournalist, went to the left-wing demonstration around noon on Saturday. Around 1:30 p.m., Ngo was attacked by a group of masked individuals who kicked, punched and threw milkshakes at him. He quickly left the scene and was admitted to a local hospital, he said on Twitter.

Pictures he posted after the attack show cuts and bruises to his face and neck as well as what appears to be the remnants of milkshake coating his hair and clothing.

The “milkshake” that landed on Ngo was quite possibly made of quick-drying cement, according to the Portland P.D. Michelle Malkin tweeted late this afternoon that Ngo remains hospitalized. He is reportedly suffering from a “brain bleed”.

And, in what is becoming all too familiar:

Police were lined up along the perimeter of the park before the attack, but no one intervened to break up the fight. Late Saturday, police reported that three people had been arrested, including one for assault, but it was unclear if that person had anything to do with the attack on Ngo.

Here is the “right-leaning provocateur” doing uh, you know, his job yesterday (Photos via Michelle Malkin):

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The response from Big Media has been thin at best. A search at the New York Times and the Washington Post links me to a the same AP report. A search of the Los Angeles Times drew a blank. Several mainstream reporters have condemned the attacks:

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Anyway, the deafening silence from prominent members of the media who have been raging of late about unfair treatment toward those in their profession, is telling. The danger of assuming the moral high ground is that eventually the smug stance will be tested. This is very often followed by an ungracious tumble down from their vaunted position. Too many people in certain professions just seem to be consistently blind to their own soul-crushing hypocrisy. Journalists, as a whole, respect colleagues who take risks to write stories and report on any number of issues. Yet when a photo-journalist who thinks about things differently, is violently attacked while reporting on a group of dangerous thugs is met with silence from the very same people who are outraged at the mistreatment of those in media, hypocrisy is again exposed. And it doesn’t stop there: The victim is blamed and vile suggestions are made that victimization was his goal all along.

Here are how three news sources framed their tweets about the attack and evidenced that no one at these outlets is aware of the “left-wing” and “far-left”:

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Also, here is video of the attack, provided by Jim Ryan of the Oregonian:

Malkin is spearheading a GoFundMe campaign for Andy Ngo here.

UPDATE: Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler addressed the violence this weekend in a string of tweets. Nowhere does he mention Andy Ngo and his sustained injuries, nor anyone else who was also victimized at the “protests”. Basically it’s the standard, toothless string of word vomit that elected officials churn out when compelled to say something. Anyway, I’m sure he feels good about it:

Portland has always been a beacon of free speech. We are proud of that history.

But in the last couple of years, some have increasingly used their opportunity to exercise their 1st amendment rights, as an opportunity to incite violence.

Over the weekend some chose to engage in violence in Portland, which is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

We stand against all forms of violence – regardless of someone’s political leanings.

Portland police officers have the unenviable task of keeping the peace. It’s a difficult job and hard decisions are made in real-time.

While we continue to learn more about what transpired over the weekend, we will keep you informed.

We will do everything we can to make sure that those who have committed violence are held accountable.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

117 Responses to “Portland Protests: Photo-Journalist Viciously Assaulted By Antifa Thugs (UPDATE ADDED)”

  1. Be sure to check out Malkin’s Twitter feed as she has tons of info on others who were also attacked, etc.

    Dana (bb0678)

  2. Portland, Oregon. I doubt that Antifa would flourish in Portland, Maine. Like other bacteria, they need a hospitable environment.

    nk (dbc370)

  3. May I point out that you are assuming that prominent members of the media may not even be aware of Mr. Ngo’s existence?

    Checking put his FB page, he was apparently attacked by antifa protestors at one of their rallies with mace last month.

    Kishnevi (5b662e)

  4. “The “milkshake” that landed on Ngo was quite possibly made of quick-drying cement”

    This information is fake news from Jack “Pizzagate” Posobiec,

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  5. That Stelter and Tapper were aware of it and discussed it publicly, makes me pretty comfortable assuming that other notables knew (and know) about it too.

    Dana (bb0678)

  6. Dave, this is from Portland PD:

    Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.

    Dana (bb0678)

  7. “received information” – someone reported it to them, but it’s a false report.

    https://twitter.com/conspirator0/status/1145375167004184578

    https://twitter.com/conspirator0/status/1145375809542246405

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  8. As narciso is fond of quoting, “never let a crisis go to waste”.

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  9. Dana, I think you are overestimating Mr Ngo’s importance in the world.

    Davethulhu, the cement claim originated with, or at least was repeated by, the Portland PD.

    Kishnevi (5b662e)

  10. I think that we can be sure it’s not a matter of Ngo’s importance per se, but rather it’s what he represents that is the critical determinant of how, and if journalists condemn it.

    Dana (bb0678)

  11. Kishnevi, you’re right, I was mixing up Posobiec’s false narrative with the origin of the story. However, beyond that one tweet there’s no further confirmation, and it seems to me that if there were lumps of concrete all over the streets (the concrete hardened by now), there’s be more evidence of it.

    As a leftist, I’ll also freely decry attacks on anyone, without condition. I’ll also point out that antifa are anarchists, not leftists.

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  12. Davethulhu,

    I will look forward to hearing some sort of confirmation or denial about the quick-drying cement in the next few days. For now, I ok leaving it at was quite possibly made of quick-drying cement per Portland P.D.

    Dana (bb0678)

  13. If it turns out Portland P.D. rules that out, I will of course change the statement to reflect that.

    Dana (bb0678)

  14. How “important” was Jamal Khashoggi? A Saudi dissident, employed by the Washington Post as an opinion columnist on an 0-1 visa, killed by Saudis in a Saudi consulate in Turkey?

    nk (dbc370)

  15. I favor the quick-drying cement theory because genuine milkshakes which are the products of animal exploitation, and also demonstrate a lack of sensitivity towards the lactose intolerant, would be offensive to a significant segment of Portland’s population.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. Funny you, nk.

    Dana (bb0678)

  17. Malkin is sharing a tweet from Ngo’s lawyer that he’s been cleared to be released from the hospital.

    Dana (bb0678)

  18. Dont you get it, ngo is an in person, because he points out the lies, of course the acquittal of the j 20 protesters, apparently no action taken re Berkeley a year and a half ago encourages more actions like this, and itz Carlos meza the lovable fuzzball who is pushing all this to 1q.

    Narciso (03e448)

  19. “I’ll also point out that antifa are anarchists, not leftists.”
    Davethulhu (bc6fa6) — 6/30/2019 @ 8:52 pm

    No, Antifa are “anti-fascists”, as non-right-leaning provocateur journalists tenderly inform us. Are you anti-fascist? Well, me too. Welcome to Antifa!

    And, I’ll also point out that neo-Nazis are fascists, not rightists.

    Munroe (072125)

  20. I’ve been using quick-drying Portland cement since around age eleven. The pure white stuff that would look like a milkshake has a working time of only a few minutes before it turns solid. It’s more likely that what they’re using is lime. Also known as whitewash, and relatively harmless, if it’s hydrated lime. If it’s quicklime, not hydrated, it’s a dangerously caustic substance that can permanently blind someone.

    nk (dbc370)

  21. No they are more accurately called the black bloc anarchist anti globalists that premiered at the WTO meet in 99, their encore was Genoa in 01, but there have been plenty of outings probably as many as the whole mcu. One of their inspiration is Antonio negri the ex brigatte rossi

    Narciso (03e448)

  22. Ngo sustained brain bleed from his injury, I’m sure that was just a milkshake, we’ve seen in the past what kind of people minimize certain criminal actions

    Narciso (03e448)

  23. I will also be interested in seeing how Mayor Ted Wheeler handles this. So far he’s been silent, both during the escalating protests and in the subsequent aftermath. It will be particularly telling given his “hands-off” policy with regard to Antifa.

    Dana (bb0678)

  24. You may not recognize the pattern in this country but down the border and across the Caribbean these are called turbas and acts of repudiation.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.dailycaller.com/2019/06/30/maza-milkshake-twitter-policy

    Narciso (03e448)

  25. Three top papers cover it with a cloth, I know they’ll eventually get around to it

    Narciso (03e448)

  26. Each time these confrontations occur in Portland, the reporters/provocateurs at The Oregonian get further up Antifa’s behinds.

    Munroe (f5da1a)

  27. A group of white “anti-racists” roughing up a gay asian journalist. Evil dolts.

    JRH (4be6f7)

  28. FWIW I have read stories in the WaPo of Antifa attacking reporters. It’s behind a paywall and I’m not a subscriber so I can’t see for sure, but I believe these are relevant:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/08/13/antifa-protesters-couldnt-find-any-fascists-at-unite-the-right-and-harassed-the-press-instead/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/28/black-clad-antifa-attack-right-wing-demonstrators-in-berkeley/

    JRH (4be6f7)

  29. The video of the attack on Ngo is the very definition of mob rule and cowardice. Even as he seeks to get away and seek help they attack him from behind.

    The next Dem debate should have a moderator give a short (honest) recap of what went down and then asking the candidates to raise their hands if they condemn masked hoodlums attacking people for reporting on their actions.

    Then they should ask same about spitting on restaurant patrons and/or doxxing people because of a perceived political disagreement.

    “The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical attack from the so-called anti-fascist group Antifa, which has stepped up its violent activities since Trump’s election.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-anti-trump-fever-takes-threatening-turn
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    harkin (0db537)

  30. We’re not sitting on a jury in a court of law. I think it’s perfectly reasonable as members of the court of public opinion to ask ourselves if milkshaking with quick-dry cement sounds plausible. I believe it does. Of course, where justice is concerned, we’ll let it run its course in due time.

    Gryph (08c844)

  31. And if indeed Ngo was suffering a brain bleed, I don’t see how that could happen just by having anything splashed in your face. He had to have been savagely beaten. That’s the only way that report makes any sense.

    Gryph (08c844)

  32. 28, nowadays the “T” is what’s running the show in the pride acronym soup, and dont some consider Vietnamese the Cubans of the yellow asians?

    urbanleftbehind (82d2e3)

  33. 33. Heh. Just a friendly reminder folks: “Pride” is one of the seven deadly sins. 😉

    Gryph (08c844)

  34. Vietnamese cambodians, you saw how year zero was off limits last year

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  35. And if indeed Ngo was suffering a brain bleed, I don’t see how that could happen just by having anything splashed in your face. “

    One of the masked cowards apparently punched him with an “assault glove”, which looked like a hard plastic sort of expanded brass knuckles.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1145433472640724992
    _

    harkin (0db537)

  36. “‘What’s the matter with Portland?’ Andy Ngo asked in Spectator USA last November, after being insulted and intimidated while he tried to cover an earlier Antifa demo. ‘Why did I, a Vietnamese-American gay journalist, receive this reaction from a self-described anti-racist social justice movement?’

    The answer, Ngo wrote, was that he has tried to report honestly on Antifa — which, as Ngo wrote last year, is a ‘far-left movement of communists, socialists, and anarchists who agitate for revolution’, and who revel in ritualized violence against their enemies. If Ngo is not with them, he must be against them. And if he is against them, then he is a ‘fascist’ and deserves what he gets.

    This is the logic of ‘By all means necessary’, the moronic line coined by Malcolm X, and familiar from the Malcolm X t-shirts issued to liberal white Humanities’ students on their first day in graduate school. Typically, the t-shirt shows Malcolm X, carbine in hand, peering out of a window as he tries to protect his family. Not against white racists, but against his fellow radicals, the sectarians of the Nation of Islam who would eventually murder him.”

    https://spectator.us/andy-ngo-get-deserved/

    Good stuff, read it all.
    _

    harkin (0db537)

  37. Hes not ‘brave’ like Jim acosta or Michael wolff, I guess hes closer to Tom Wolfe without the detachment.

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  38. You probably couldn’t do ‘mau mauing the flak catchers’ today, you can only glorify the heroes like blm.

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  39. So where are all his fellow Journalists? Shouldn’t they be OUTRAGED over this attack on a member of the Press. Remember how OUTRAGED they were when Trump called them “fake News” or showed a CNN Logo getting beaten up on Twitter?

    Notice how all the OUTRAGE is coming from the Center-right. The silence from most of the liberal/Left is rather curious? No? Like their silence on Communist dictatorships, Liberal/Lefts just can’t get worked up when the Center-Right is the victim. Its all about who/whom with them.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  40. The cement nonsense is obviously spread for the well-meaning rubes and cops. Ignore the Veritas wannabes and brownshirts, lie about dairy; god is dead, let your freak flag fly.

    john (cd2753)

  41. Radical Chic…..’ would be deemed hate speech if it wasn’t erased from history in Lefty minds.

    harkin (0db537)

  42. 41. “Cement nonsense,” eh? What disturbs me the most about it is that it’s so plausible. It sounds to me like something antifa would do and it’s worth a serious investigation on that basis alone.

    Gryph (08c844)

  43. 32. Gryph (08c844) — 7/1/2019 @ 6:33 am

    And if indeed Ngo was suffering a brain bleed, I don’t see how that could happen just by having anything splashed in your face. He had to have been savagely beaten. That’s the only way that report makes any sense.

    Thats what the report says:

    Around 1:30 p.m., Ngo was attacked by a group of masked individuals who kicked, punched and threw milkshakes at him.

    Now the idea that the milkshakes were really cement would seem to support the idea they were solid – I wouldn’t know who invented that, but it could have been some allies of the people who punched and kicked (so as to get the police to investigate the wrong people.)

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  44. There actually seems to be some real indication the claim that “some” milkshakes contained quick drying cement was originally made to misdirect the police. (because it first came from the police, and it is so illogical.)

    https://twitter.com/conspirator0/status/1145375528507064320

    @conspirator0
    @conspirator0

    First 20 accounts to tweet about cement/chemical-tainted milkshakes being thrown at the protest. The first tweet is speculative and doesn’t specifically mention cement. The second is @PortlandPolice, followed quickly by a barrage of tweets reframing the report as proven fact.

    9:56 AM – 30 Jun 2019

    The barrage of tweets is just further talk by people who read the Portland police one or its retweet. The first pre-police one argued that a milkshake (probably previously reported) could have been spiked.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  45. 46. I don’t know. I think the plausibility of such an incident is what disturbs me most of all. They may have done it (the cement milkshakes) or they may not have, but the uncertainty of it all… SMDH

    Gryph (08c844)

  46. If they used cement milkshakes, you’d know it. It’s implausible because it doesn’t fit with the known facts, and because the claim could be an attempt to protect the people who actually assaulted Andy Ngo with their bodies. And worse, the claim has morphed into a claim that a cement milkshake could cause chemical burns, which is not what happened to Andy Ngo or anybody else, it seems.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  47. 48. It may lessen in possibility as more facts come out. When I use the term “plausible,” I only mean that it sounds to me like something antifa is capable of doing and willing to do. I must concede that doesn’t mean that it happened. Police officers are human too, and they may have made a mistake in their statement. I’m sure the investigation itself is ongoing and the truth will out.

    Gryph (08c844)

  48. These were apparently vegetarian milkshakes, so who knows what was in them or how quickly they can harden into an indigestible mess.

    Kishnevi (2cd130)

  49. I’d trust what a Portland street cop said about it, but not what an official Portland PD spokesman said. The later are nothing more than stooges for the city administration and their job is to whitewash troublesome incidents.

    nk (dbc370)

  50. Still no public comment from Mayor Wheeler about the violence, nor corroboration from Portland PD regarding the alleged quick-drying cement milkshakes.

    Dana (bb0678)

  51. They accomplished what they wanted. They have us talking about “milkshakes” instead of Antifa running wild in their streets.

    nk (dbc370)

  52. Like what happened in the EU elections last month, that’s where this began,

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  53. “They accomplished what they wanted. They have us talking about “milkshakes” instead of Antifa running wild in their streets.”

    Which in turn will morph into the msm calling the entire record of the assault suspect and controversial, our lying eyes be damned.

    harkin (0db537)

  54. I think it’s possible to talk about both. Unfortunately, no one in local administrative power seems inclined to do much about Antifa anyway…

    Ted Cruz is calling for legal action against Mayor Wheeler:

    To federal law enforcement: investigate & bring legal action against a Mayor who has, for political reasons, ordered his police officers to let citizens be attacked by domestic terrorists.

    Those who facilitated or turned a blind eye to domestic terrorists—e.g., the Mayor—should be held fully accountable. By DOJ. By civil litigators. By criminal prosecutors. AND by the media

    Dana (bb0678)

  55. Which in turn will morph into the msm calling the entire record of the assault suspect and controversial, our lying eyes be damned.

    Exactly.

    nk (dbc370)

  56. “They accomplished what they wanted. They have us talking about “milkshakes” instead of Antifa running wild in their streets.”

    Who is “they”? The signal boosting on the “cement milkshakes” is almost entirely on the right.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  57. The question I have — what is wrong with Portland? This is the place where you hear about this sort of thing. Why is Anti-Fa so strong there and not in, say LA, Seattle or San Francisco?

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  58. Antifa shows up wherever groups like the Proud Boys do. The Proud Boys like to march in Oregon.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  59. Appalled (d07ae6) — 7/1/2019 @ 11:29 am

    Of big cities on the west coast, it’s still the cheapest place to live. Portland also has a very compact and concentrated downtown area. Downtown LA or Seattle could mean any of several different spots.

    On top of that, the depressing climate attracts a certain type of person. It’s not the place for sunny dispositions.

    Munroe (35d320)

  60. I suppose the follow up question would be “Why do the Proud Boys like Oregon so much?”

    Oregon has a long history of white nationalism/supremacy.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  61. An article from Politico from a couple of years ago:

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/30/how-liberal-portland-became-americas-most-politically-violent-city-215322

    Portland has a problem.

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  62. “Antifa shows up wherever groups like the Proud Boys do. The Proud Boys like to march in Oregon.”
    Davethulhu (fab944) — 7/1/2019 @ 11:40 am

    David Shapiro is member of Proud Boys? Who knew.
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/13/antifa-protest-of-ben-shapiro-looms-at-berkeley/

    Munroe (35d320)

  63. Andrew Yang is the first candidate to speak out about the assault:

    I hope @MrAndyNgo is okay. Journalists should be safe to report on a protest without being targeted.

    The first comment responding to his correct tweet:

    Please do more research before making statements like this.

    Followed by:

    He’s not a journalist

    I’d weep for humanity, but it’s too exhausting.

    Dana (bb0678)

  64. Of course, Yang has nothing to lose by being reasonable and honest.

    Dana (bb0678)

  65. From the Politico article linked by Appalled:
    “It is increasingly seen as the inevitable end of the escalating violence that has rocked this city since Donald Trump’s election in November.”

    Fact: These protests predate Trump — easily. Not even close to being predicated by Trump’s election. The media will lie to get their false narrative out.

    Munroe (f5da1a)

  66. 49. Gryph (08c844) — 7/1/2019 @ 8:04 am

    When I use the term “plausible,” I only mean that it sounds to me like something antifa is capable of doing and willing to do.

    It’s something that some people in Antifa are capable of doing. What’s not plausible is that a milkshake could have caused a hematoma. Especially, if being kicked and punched could perfectly explain that.

    Or that a milkshake would reach his body as a liquid (so you can see spatter) but affect him like a solid – I mean how many miles per hour could that milkshake have been going?

    Police officers are human too, and they may have made a mistake in their statement.

    I think people misunderstood their statement.

    They didn’t witness anything. They “received information.”

    In other words, a tip, probably e-mailed or texted.

    They wanted to find out if anybody else had been hit by a solidified milkshake, or a milkshake that hardened, so they put it out.

    https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/1145106839618502656

    Portland Police

    @PortlandPolice

    Police have received information that some of the milkshakes thrown today during the demonstration contained quick-drying cement. We are encouraging anyone hit with a substance today to report it to police.

    4:08 PM – 29 Jun 2019

    This was 13 minutes after another tweet, referencing assaults:

    https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/1145103492316459008

    Portland Police

    @PortlandPolice

    If you witnessed the violent assaults that occurred on SW Morrison between 5th and 6th Avenues, or have any video links, please send us the information. Email crimetips@portlandoregon.gov with information.

    3:55 PM – 29 Jun 2019

    The milkshake issue was a separate thing from the general assaults.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  67. Sounds like Portland has blog comment section political discourse:

    SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

    UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER #1: You’re annoying and speaking out of turn.

    UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER #2: I am protesting, which is my God-given right.

    UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER #1: So am I. I’m protesting your presence. Now shut up and get out of my [expletive] face.

    From..https://www.npr.org/2019/03/26/706969455/how-portland-is-dealing-with-civil-protest-escalating-to-civil-unrest

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  68. Antifa has also attacked Republican party events in Portland. Now some pro=Trump events have verged too much toward support of violence

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/the-rise-of-the-violent-left/534192

    …But one thing is clear. The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authoritarianism growing on the American right. In truth, however, they are its unlikeliest allies.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  69. *I meant Ben Shapiro, of course.

    Munroe (29eead)

  70. 20 and 41: and if the quick dry stuff gets in someone’s eye, then what? Sounds more plausible now?

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (6b1442)

  71. they arrested three that beat an old man, with a tire iron, come to Portland, ‘witness the violence of the system’

    narciso (d1f714)

  72. 62, as noted urban affairs blogger Aaron Renn has written when trying to calm other more run-of-mill urbanists down about the virtues of Portland – “a large percentage of Portland’s growth has been from California; it is white flight (from the former) writ large”. Granted it is probably where the Betas of that cohort go while the Alphas go to Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Texas.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  73. “Sitting like a backwoods junkie
    Caught down in a servant trust
    Look at the funny monkey
    Putting silver in his cup

    And your silver turns to rust
    And your secondhand clothes
    Trust no one I suppose

    It’s too late to turn back, here we go
    Portland, oh no
    It’s too late to turn back, here we go
    Portland, oh no”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  74. Nothing but rain and rain and more rain and demented, outdated leftwing politics in Portland.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  75. “Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government.”

    —- Harmeet Dhillon

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  76. there is a point where you can have too much coffee,

    narciso (d1f714)

  77. You’re thinking about Seattle, narciso. 😊

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  78. Aurora and Elgin will lie to people and say they are from Chicago (even today). Gresham and Hillsboro people will say they’re from Gresham and Hillsboro.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  79. Last time I was in Portland, the people needed to be introduced to soap.

    mg (8cbc69)

  80. so bath salts then,

    narciso (d1f714)

  81. so you see how many journalists, suffer from linda greenhouse syndrome,

    narciso (d1f714)

  82. UPDATE: Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler addressed the violence this weekend in a string of tweets. Nowhere does he mention Andy Ngo and his sustained injuries, nor anyone else who was also victimized at the “protests”. Basically it’s the standard, toothless string of word vomit that elected officials churn out when compelled to say something. Anyway, I’m sure he feels good about it:

    Portland has always been a beacon of free speech. We are proud of that history.

    But in the last couple of years, some have increasingly used their opportunity to exercise their 1st amendment rights, as an opportunity to incite violence.

    Over the weekend some chose to engage in violence in Portland, which is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    We stand against all forms of violence – regardless of someone’s political leanings.

    Portland police officers have the unenviable task of keeping the peace. It’s a difficult job and hard decisions are made in real-time.

    While we continue to learn more about what transpired over the weekend, we will keep you informed.

    We will do everything we can to make sure that those who have committed violence are held accountable.

    Dana (bb0678)

  83. what exactly are they protesting, don’t they have everything they could ever ask for?

    narciso (d1f714)

  84. Why the obsession with cement milk-shakes. Ngo got hit with a hard object to the head. What does a milk-shake or non-milkshake matter?

    rcocean (1a839e)

  85. Over the weekend some chose to engage in violence in Portland, which is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

    You mean unlike in the past?

    rcocean (1a839e)

  86. The City of Portland needs to get its butt sued off, and the Mayor needs to get personally sued, if that’s possible. He knew the Antifa were violent, and ordered the Police to stand down and let them go at the marchers. The City of Charlottsville did the same thing. They just cordoned off an area and let the neo-nazis and antifa go at – a free fire zone. The Portland thing was even worse, since this was just peaceful center-right and journalists being attacked.

    The City of San Jose set Trump supporters up for an assault by channeling them into a group of antifa, while the police stood by and watched. I know they sued. Don’t know how it came out.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  87. so #76, tells you why the press is so quiet, and furthermore how Dorsey, is tipping the scales, unexpectedly in their favor,

    narciso (d1f714)

  88. “peaceful center-right”

    The Proud Boys are not peaceful, and if you consider them center-right, your political compass needs alignment.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  89. Writer for local alternative weekly paper posts an email from the Portland Police responding to a question about the cement milkshakes:
    https://twitter.com/katemshepherd/status/1145492073224650753

    Make sure you read for the recipe at the end, and let me know how credible it sounds.

    Davethulhu (fab944)

  90. Why the obsession with cement milk-shakes. Ngo got hit with a hard object to the head. What does a milk-shake or non-milkshake matter?

    Cement milkshakes imply a greater degree of preplanning and coordination, and unlike clubs and similar things, can’t be waved away as being brought along in case it was needed for self defense. And they imply a greater disregard for human life, since a badly thrown milkshake can hit a bystander or a fellow antifa.

    It may not matter to Mr Ngo what exactly hit him, but the cement milkshakes, if they existed, illustrate antifa’s growth in depravity.

    Kishnevi (ceb37f)

  91. “The Proud Boys are not peaceful, and if you consider them center-right, your political compass needs alignment.”
    Davethulhu (fab944) — 7/1/2019 @ 4:44 pm

    The Proud Boys are as peaceful and center-right as the media is centrist and non-partisan, but nonetheless the march was peaceful until the Antifa brownshirts made it otherwise.

    Antifa is just responding to fascist groups like The Proud Boys, nothing more … oh, and also fascist rose parades.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/04/27/portland-rose-parade-canceled-after-antifascists-threaten-gop-marchers/

    Munroe (98b4e2)

  92. Davethulhu (fab944) — 7/1/2019 @ 4:48 pm

    The comments of course accuse the police of being too nice to the alt-righters.

    And a guest appearance by Mike Cernovich.

    Kishnevi (ceb37f)

  93. You can go to the Amazon widget on Patterico and enter “Magpul Core Breech” and then purchase those same plastic knuckle gloves for $29

    steveg (354706)

  94. “Antifa is just responding to fascist groups like The Proud Boys, nothing more … oh, and also fascist rose parades.”

    An anonymous email which is just as credible as that milkshake recipe.

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  95. “It may not matter to Mr Ngo what exactly hit him, but the cement milkshakes, if they existed, illustrate antifa’s growth in depravity.”

    My conspiracy theory is that someone is trying to set up a circumstance where holding a milkshake is credible threat allowing the use of deadly force.

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  96. 102… Lumpy Rutherford must be spinning in his grave…

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  97. Just watched Andy Ngo interviewed by Tucker Carlson and all of the video footage of the attack. It is shocking to see the depths that these leftist Antifa cowards have sunk to. SCUM.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  98. “My conspiracy theory is that someone is trying to set up a circumstance where holding a milkshake is credible threat allowing the use of deadly force.”
    Davethulhu (bc6fa6) — 7/1/2019 @ 5:58 pm

    Seems fair, since the credible threat bar has been set at being a right-leaning provocateur.

    Munroe (09eb19)

  99. The Proud Boys are not peaceful, and if you consider them center-right, your political compass needs alignment.

    I know nothing about them, but assumed since they were attacked without provocation they were peaceful. If that’s incorrect, i withdraw the remark. The world is full of dummies who want to fight, for no reason.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  100. Whatever the case, this isn’t Wiemar Germany..i hope. We shouldn’t be letting Right-wing and Left-wing extremists attack one another while the Police stand by. People need to start suing these cities and mayors for their failure to preserve law and order. Standing down the police and saying “Go ahead, attack each other” is unacceptable.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  101. The Proud Boys are alt-right with a dose of that involuntary celibate crowd mixed in. They seem to like to march around shouting slogans and trying to look tgreatening. They’ve been accused of beating people up, but far less often than antifa. They are certainly not Center Right.

    Kishnevi (a962c4)

  102. *Threatening*

    Kishnevi (a962c4)

  103. More splc garbage, even after the lawsuits, their slime trail remains, the marauders are mostly masked and the proud boys are out in the open,

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  104. Oh…s “L” p c – I thought you went off on AOC or the doxxer Carlos Meza.

    urbanleftbehind (847a06)

  105. Morris dees peanut gallery, they are handy for deplatforming

    Narciso (f0d08f)

  106. Morris Dees made his rep putting the KKK out of business the way the lady lawyer with the skin-flick name is twittering she’ll do Antifa. All samee-samee. Let them all wrestle in the gutter. Ngo included. He chose to step into the mess. I don’t blame the Portland cops for not wanting to get their hands dirty.

    nk (dbc370)

  107. The days of state-sanctioned violence toward citizens should be over. This is America, not some goddam leftwing banana republic.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  108. Time for Thomas Shelby and the Peaky Blinders!!

    mg (8cbc69)

  109. There is a Wall Strret Journal editorial about this today. It says that Andy Ngo says he was recording what was going on with his GoPro when he was hit in the back of the head and then he was beaten. We ca see why he was targeted. He was creating evidence useful in acriminal prosecution, and he was not important enough for them to avoid harming, unlike someone working for the Portland Oregonian, who filmed someone in a black hoodie punching and kicking Andy Bgo, as well as others throwing things at him.

    After he escaped, and was treated at hospital, Andy Ngo was found to have a subarachnoid hemorrhage, also known as a brain bleed. I am not clear what the difference is between that and a s
    subdural hematoma. They are definiitely something dofferent, not one a subset of the other. (It sounds like a different location for the bleeding. Are what are the consequencxes or risks? I need an anatomy and physiology textbook with diagrams.)

    As for milkshakes, someone involved in organizing the events said they were handing out a lot of milkshakes, (about 750, by somwething called PopMob) most of which were drunk.

    Spokeswoman Effie Baum also told the Wall Street Journal (this was in a phone call) that they are not a militant anti-fascist group though they support “a diversity of tactics”

    In other words, they are all in together, but some limit their role.

    She said what they were doing was “queer dance party” (?) counterprotest.

    She made excuses for the assault. She said Ngo brought that on himself (she said Ngo was courting “that kind of behavior”) because he was filming them and that he antagonizes left wing activists by filming them and selectively editing the footage. (I don’t think the reason for attacking him was emotional. It was done for quite obvious legal reasons.)

    She also said he is not a journalist. Ngo has been printed in the Wall Street Journal. But he wasn’t the kind of journalist they are afraid to attack.

    Sammy Finkelman (0d0ca8)

  110. So where’s the concrete, or the correction?

    john (90b57c)


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