What is going on in America? We have a mayor who lets a mob take over blocks of Seattle to include a police station. The AP calls it a "festive" atmosphere. The mayor says we are going to have a summer of love. Well, after some murders, looting and vandalism, and the mayor herself feeling threatened; the police are finally allowed to retake the area.

Then, we have Minneapolis where the city council votes to disband the police department. But, then they hit the taxpayers for thousands of dollars to provide themselves personal body guards. Even, the Washington Post wonders how decades of progressive control of Minneapolis led to such inequality.

Next, New York City where Mayor de Blasio is competing for the worst mayor in the country. Crime is spiking. Hundreds of police are either retiring or quitting because they are being hung out to dry. Criminals are released the same day. A thug who knocked down an old lady was found to have been arrested more than 100 times and then released.

How about Chicago, where a few weekends ago 100 people were shot and 14 killed, including young children? The police are hesitant to do anything for fear of being prosecuted by the liberal district attorney.

Let's not waste our time talking about LA or San Francisco. But what is the common denominator? All these cities are run by left-wing liberals. If the "woke" people keep voting the way they have been, the whole country will look like Seattle. I would applaud the Frederick News-Post if they had the courage to post on their front page a picture of the "festive" CHOP area of Seattle looked like while occupied.

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Greg F

Obviously the writer just got off a high from listening to Fox or Hannity or Limbacile...one like them anyway. Also obvious he hasn't a clue what Capital Hill is in Seattle...I worked there long enough to know. Except for a few bad apples ruining things like they seem to do everywhere and at most occasions (take right wing protester hater who ran people over not all that long ago...yet we don't hear his "mob" ramblings on that." There's a big mix of people in that area and not all black either. Seems he just wants to rant on without really knowing much with all the typical schlock that comes along with the lean.

bosco

All is well. Deblasio has declared that the increase in violence is because people have been cooped up for so long.

That will be very comforting to the families of those shot and killed over the weekend.

ALL Lives Matter!

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threecents

Button pusher

bosco

Thank you, yes. Somebody needs to push the buttons and speak up. [beam][ninja]

Greg F

Cooped up....well...cabin fever is real and explains why there are so many idiots packing places where they aren't doing anything the right/safe way. Could be because we have a total a-hole in the white house who is pot-stirring and purposefully pushing things to their limit in sanity....or well...over the edge of it as it seems to be. When you have a leader that is off the rails, society will follow....at least the devotees. Ask Jim Jones how that all went.

shiftless88

it is amazing how many right-wing tropes can be packed into one, single, misinformed letter. Is there a prize we should be handing out?

Piedmontgardener

He missed "Welfare Cadillac". But other than that, it's a high grade.

shiftless88

[thumbup][thumbup][beam]

TomWheatley

A search of the FNP site has one reference to CHOP (this LTE) and CHAZ shows up once as a side reference and other places where it is someone's name. Guessing that nothing happened there at all or is it the old 'local paper' comments again? Certainly seeing a lot of articles across the Nation in the paper these days.

veritas

If one keeps one's eyes glued to MSNBC and CNN and one's nose buried in the WaPO, chances are one is not getting the full story on any topic, but especially the story on CHOP. Most libs are fraidy scared to check in on Fox News, but the least one can do is summon up the courage to Google some of these issues reported on by news outlets of various persuasions whereupon one might glean some informed perspectives on the news of the day.

bosco

Veritas, there must be a reason that Fox News is the highest rated news channel. [ninja]

phydeaux994

It’s because 40%+ of the citizens watch the same station all the time. The other 60% watch numerous media outlets (including Fox) so their numbers will obviously be lower.

Greg F

Yes...they are the safe house for the racist curmudgeon redneck white fake under-educated Christian fascists. Plenty of those around.

gabrielshorn2013

Needs punctuation GregF. "...fake under-educated Christians"? So they feign ignorance, but they are really intelligent Christians?

Greg F

I'm sure state run media in North Korea is uber popular...just like CCTV is in China. Surely their news is so good and not biased.

Greg F

For clarity, Gabe, I mean they are fake Christians and are under-educated to boot.

gabrielshorn2013

There were two gunshot deaths in the CHOP, and another injured shooting victim Tom. The police and paramedics had a hard time getting in to assist the victims.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/29/us/chop-seattle-shooting/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/us/seattle-capitol-hill-chop-chaz-shooting/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/22/us/seattle-teen-shot-chop/index.html

TomWheatley

Thanks. I did see that elsewhere and really was not expecting any coverage at all in the paper.

veritas

Single party, all blue governance has been in effect in most of urban America for generations now. The all too obvious results of decades of entrenched Democratic "leadership" in once proud cities such as Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit, et. al., have been disasterous. In a perplexing mystery of the human psyche, a majority of the citizens in these cities consistently vote blue even as their neighborhoods and quality of life continue to rot and crumble around them, year after year. Astonishingly, Democrats suggest, with straight faces, that mean spirited, cold hearted conserviatism is somehow the impetus behind urban blight and misery.

2Girls

I'll see your liberal cities and raise you the conservative governance of Texas, Florida, and Arizona.

FrederickFan

I'll see your governance of TX, FL, and AZ, and raise you Trump's (and the conservatives who support him 100%) destruction of America. In less than four years we now have massive, out of control deficits and a bloated National debt, thousands of needless avoidable covid-19 deaths, USA is now lapdog to Vladimir Putin and Russia, Americans have been pitted against each other with fear/hate, almost 12% unemployment, the Presidency now reduced to an embarrassing flow of criminal indictments and angry twitter lies, our national intelligence Agencies humiliated, our health care is under constant threat, public education is starving, the free press is under attack, etc. etc.

shiftless88

TX, FL and AZ; where COVID cases are reaching critical proportions once again? You mean those states?

veritas

Trump has a lot to answer, for sure, and the November election will be the final arbiter on his presidency. That said, Dems continue to scream "Trump" whenever they are called out on their own inepititude, corruption and hypocrisy as evidenced herein by responders attempting to deflect and distract from the central issue addressed in this LTE. Like school yard taunters finding themselves losing the argument on facts, they yell "Oh yeah? Well you're ugly!" Perhaps. But one can be ugly and still be right.

gabrielshorn2013

[thumbup] veritas

Greg F

One really has a hard time being "right" in supporting that orange moron in the oval office any longer. Screaming 99% of cases are no biggie....and every other mis-step and intentional disinformation campaign he has fought in this Covid situation. Sorry...you may be ugly, but in supporting that guy...well...you won't ever convince people you're right...unless they also have a screw loose.

Greg F

Your texans already tried to secede once..so you lose. Ask them how their policies have helped with COVID lately. I've visited every state in the nation except TX, LA, MS and AL and have zero plans to step foot in one of them. Surely they won't miss me, but the feeling is more than mutual.

KR999

Excellent letter, Anthony. It's going to be interesting to see just how the Left is going to try to disparage it since the truth does hurt some.

bosco

Which one of the LLBTT will be first to ring in and use some of their "Bingo" words like White Privilege, Racism, 400-years, Oppression, Boogaloo Boys, or Systemic?

KR999, got a hankerin' to visit any of these cities?

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threecents

Good to see you so giddy.

phydeaux994

These inner cities problems are the result of the 400 year Systemic Racism and Jim Crowe Laws funneling Blacks into the cities with lousy schools and no jobs and substandard housing and abject poverty and no hope. Selling drugs and preying on each other becomes the only way to survive. Go to the ghettos of any City in the World and you will find the same thing, it has nothing to do with race, it has to do with oppression. When slavery ended, Blacks didn’t have family units and they were illiterate because it was illegal to educate them. There were no attempts by Whites to bring them into the mainstream through education and allowing them to adapt to a “normal” way of living. What we see today is the result of that neglect. What should have been done 150 years ago to bring Black people into the norms of the White World must be done starting now. That is what Black people, and other minorities, are protesting for, to be released from the prison of discrimination and Racial Inequity. To be allowed the chance to succeed. But only the White Power Structure can give them that chance. But the President of the United States and 40% of her citizens are saying NO!!! That is what must change.

Pisces

You are so wrong!!!

phydeaux994

I’m listening Pisces, let’s hear your version of how our Country has come to this crises. A Kindergartner can say “You are so wrong!!!”. What argument does an adult have? Peace.✌️

mrnatural1

Well said phydeaux. [thumbup]

Greg F

Truth? Has that dipstick in the oval office said even a few things true? More lies than anything has spewed from his garbage hole than anything else.

bosco

Oh my, this will be a fun discussion.[ninja]

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