Archive | June 21, 2020

FOOD FOR THOUGHT—Statues

 


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

STATUES

Fremont, self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe,” in Seattle, Wash. is the venue for America’s largest statue honoring Lenin. No, not one of the Beatles, but Vladimir Lenin, hero of the workers, Communism, and the former Soviet Union.

The 16-foot tall, seven-ton bronze statue by sculptor Emil Venkov originated in Poprad, Czechoslovakia, where it was first erected in 1988. It tumbled along with other heroic statues when the Soviets went down in 1989. For a time, the seven-ton Lenin lay face down in the mud at the Poprad dump – until rescued by American businessman Lewis Carpenter. Carpenter, who admired the artistry, mortgaged his house to buy and transport the statue to Seattle, and planned to erect it in front of a restaurant. One year later, in 1994, Carpenter died in a car accident. To recover the statue debt, Carpenter’s family arranged to loan it to the Fremont district until a buyer emerged. Asking price: $250,000. On June 3, 1995, Fremont put the statue up in the center of Seattle, near a Cold War era rocket aimed at city hall and also displayed as a public art.

The statue was controversial and remains so, especially to Russian immigrants. It’s as if someone erected a sculpture of a klansman in the deep South (wait – someone has), or Chinese Communists sold tickets for a look at Tibetan temples outside Disney World (oh yeah, that too…). Or someone slapped up a statue of Mark Davis Chapman, assassin of John Lennon, in Strawberry Fields (not so far).

Sure, Lenin the Man, endorsed the use of mass terror against his enemies, created the Soviet Union’s secret police, and implemented policies that caused millions of peasant farmers to starve to death. But Lenin the Public Artwork is a beautifully crafted sculpture, and a catalyst for healthy discourse. Today the stature – still unsold – is easily visible up the boulevard, past Organic Espresso and Kwangjai Thai Cuisine. He stands in front of a Sinbad Express restaurant. Locals and passerby pause in his shadow to check their phones, or rest on the monument steps after a hard morning of shopping. Ironically, the towering foe of free enterprise can’t be photographed without fast food signs around him. A capitalist victory? Not really a “We Won” message like the Lenin that once stood in Dallas, or the decapitated Lenin in Las Vegas.

The statue of George Washington in Portland, Ore. was toppled and an American flag was burned on it. Statues of Frances Scott Key, Ulysses Grant, Christopher Columbus, along with a number of other statues of historical significant, have been toppled or defaced across the country, all by the anti-American fascist known as Antifa or Black Lives Matter. Miraculously, the stature of Comrade Vladimir has not been toppled and has escaped any vandalism. For some reason, I don’t believe this is just a coincidence.

The Deplorable Infidel (Source: RoadsideAmerica.com)

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon. “
-Walter Williams-

 

“YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP” Category

The stepmother of Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks, was fired from her job as a human resources director at Equity Prime Mortgage.

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

Rayshard Brooks is the 27year-old black man who was fatally shot by an Atlanta  police officer. His niece, Chassidy Evans remembered Brooks in a news conference: “Not only was he a girl dad, he was a loving husband, caring brother and most importantly, to me, an uncle I could depend on.” When officer Rolfe and officer Brosnan were questioning Brooks at the Wendy’s restaurant, he stated his girl friend was Natalie White. White is the woman named by the Atlanta Fire Department as the person responsible for starting the fire at the Wendy’s and is currently being sought for that crime. A loving husband?

 

George Floyd has a long criminal record with the Houston Police Department. To hear the MSM and the people speaking at Floyd’s memorial services, you would think he was the second coming of Jesus Christ. His death was a tragedy and should not happen to any person. However, the truth is the truth and why is it the MSM don’t want you to know.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

“When the mass media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the mass media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the U.S. government, the result is responsible journalism.”

Norman Solomon
*
*

Homage to Saint Floyd

 

The people of the most powerful country on the planet say goodbye to one of its BEST sons.
 
Even presidents are not buried like this.  A golden coffin; hundreds of thousands of mourners sobbing.  Thousands kneeling, apologizing to the black population of the country.
 
The Mayor of Minneapolis clutching the coffin with the body of ‘THE MOST WORTHY OF THE WORTHY’ citizens of America.
 
His sobs are interrupted by cries of “SOO…….OOOORY” again continue on the rise.
 
Choking on saliva, the ex-wife of the murdered weeps, though, the last time she saw him was 6 years ago. That’s when he left her with her three-month-old daughter. He hadn’t sent alimony to his daughter over the years. However, the unhappy widow has been crying for a week that she was left without a breadwinner.
 
Therefore compassionate Americans collected oodles of money for her. She’s received almost $ 20,000,000 so far from the world and money continues to flow in.
 
The University of Massachusetts has established a George Floyd scholarship.
 
The great Floyd’s rap sheet listed drug trafficking and armed robberies (last time, holding a pregnant woman by the throat and putting a gun barrel to her belly while demanding money). Then he worked a deal with the investigators. Floyd handed over all his accomplices so they reduced his sentence by several years.
 
Floyd’s autopsy revealed drugs in his blood. This is the national hero of America of the 21st century?
 
But there were followers. The Floyd love affair lives and grows.
 
Mass robberies and violence, as a sign of respect and grief for George, swept the US and now grows into a world wide event.

Some of the most beautiful areas of our cities, including New York and Los Angeles plus many others have now been destroyed.
 
A 17-year-old girl was terribly raped, many police officers were injured. Cars, squares and parks were burned.
 
US democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden and the leading democrats in the country fell to their knees for over 8 minutes in homage to America’s latest hero.
 
I am at a loss to understand what is occurring in our country!

*

“You all know me, I am shameless.  I look for humor. I think it is funny that when the leading Democrats fell to their knees for 8 minutes in homage for Saint Floyd… Joe Biden did not know why he was on his knees and Nancy Piglosi could not get up.  In fact, I think it is hilarious!”
-Sheila Tolley-

 
 
 

The Other Side Of George Floyd

Candace Owens: ‘George Floyd is not my Martyr; he may be yours’

 

“What I’m saying is not any defense for Derek Chauvin; I hope Derek Chauvin gets the justice that he deserves” and George Floyd’s family also for the way that he died. But, “George Floyd is not my martyr. He may be yours.” So said Candace Owens a black defender of liberty in a recent YouTube video.

Owens continues, “But I also am not going to accept the narrative that this is the best the black community has to offer. For whatever reason, it has become fashionable and despicable for us, the last few years, to turn criminals into heros overnight.” And “I’m not going to play a part in it, no matter how much pressure comes from black liberals and black conservatives.”

Officer Derek Chauvin is portrayed by the media “as the devil, that he is” and is not uplifted or defended by white Americans “but George Floyd is being uplifted as an amazing human being,” which he is not. At the time of his arrest, he was high on fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to both autopsy reports. The 911 police call transcript calling for help “described somebody who was out-of-their-mind high,” and that they were fearful of his behavior both during his attempt to use “a fake bill to purchase something” and thereafter until police arrived.

A clip of him placed in handcuffs and against the wall showed a white baggie falling from his body. “The media is refusing to circulate it,” Owens said. “You can find it on Twitter if you use DuckDuckGo and look up, George Floyd baggie. You can watch the clip yourself with your own eyes. He had drugs on him at the time of his arrest.”

So what else has the media not shared about Mr. Floyd? Apparently he has been a convicted felon for some time — at least five times, beginning in 1998 with “theft with a firearm.” For that, he served 10 months. And again, eight months in 2004, “for a cocaine offense.” And again for cocaine another ten months in 2005. Another ten months for cocaine in 2007.

But the event that convinced Candace Owens most that Floyd was not a good person — most certainly not the outstanding citizen to have T-shirts made and distributed in his name as a pillar of society representing the black community — was when he and five others forced entry into a black pregnant woman’s home to rob her.

“George Floyd took out a gun and pressed it to her stomach. She was screaming, begging for her life and he put her inside of her living room and instructed one of his criminal friends that were with him to watch her, and to make sure she didn’t leave the living room … while they ransacked [her] home looking for drugs and money.” Finding neither, they ended up taking her wallet and cell phone. A neighbor, viewing some of the above, called in the license plate of the vehicle driven by Floyd and he served a five-year sentence, his sixth, being released in 2014.

Owens was quick to note that, even with a record you may deserve another chance. People make mistakes. “But I do draw the line when it comes to second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth chances.” But Floyd was still breaking laws dealing with counterfeiting, using fentanyl and methamphetamine when arrested on May 25, 2020.

None of this justifies a police officer placing his knee on the prostrated victim’s neck causing his death. Nothing!

Still, “he was an example of a violent criminal his entire life. This does not mean that he deserves to die at the hands of police but,” Owens explains, “it does mean that I am not going to play a part of the broken black culture that always wants to martyr criminals. Who wants to pretend they were these upstanding human beings.”

Owens was noticeably disturbed with America’s rush to judgment. Few were willing to wait for other information before taking to the streets to burn, loot, and riot against one another. “I did just basic searches,” she said, implying that anyone could know the same by doing a little homework.

George Floyd is a martyr for a fake narrative. “Racially motivated police brutality is a myth.” She cites 2018 figures showing that violent white criminals have a 25% higher chance of dying from police than black violent criminals. Moreover, that nine unarmed blacks versus 19 unarmed whites were killed in 2018. “Unfortunately, the black community … commits a disproportionate amount of crimes compared to the white community … black men, 6% of the population, count for 44% of all murders in this country according to 2018 statistics.” Respecting the myth that cops hunt blacks disproportionately because they are black, she added, that this is “complete smoke and mirrors! It’s all made up! It’s just election fodder! It’s white versus black because it’s an election year.”

Not only are we allowing this myth “to inspire riots, riots in which black people are dying, in which actual upstanding black citizens are dying.” She references, 77-year-old David Dorn, a black retired police officer just defending a black friend’s pawn shop, openly murdered by a black assailant.

With respect to black on black crime which is the major problem in black communities, never addressed by Democrat media or politicians, “We blame white people. Right! We only point a camera to white people when they do something, even though we do it at a higher rate to ourselves, right!”

She might have added, “And it works so well for keeping my people enslaved to the Democrat Party.”

So “if you want to hang up posters of criminals on your wall and talk about them as your martyrs, do it, do it, you can do it!” But “you’re not going to catch me outside, trying to grab a TV pretending it’s because a martyr named George Floyd got killed.”

*

THE SPHINX—FATHER’S DAY

_______________________________________________________________________

https://www.foxnews.com/media/twitter-slaps-trump-with-manipulated-media-label-over-satirical-video-mocking-cnn

https://www.oann.com/swing-state-fla-flipped-whopping-20-blue-counties-red/

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2020/06/18/trump-signs-worlds-first-law-challenging-chinas-muslim-concentration-camps/

https://www.redstate.com/

With all the excitement going on I am late with the Summer Solstice.  I feel like a Supreme Court Justice.

https://www.farmersalmanac.com/summer-solstice-first-day-summer

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

My Son The Editor:  Are you ready for Father’s Day, LL ?

Daughter of Alley Cat and Niece of Uncle Tom Cat:  I sure am, today is the day.  Here is a little history.

https://www.almanac.com/content/when-fathers-day

This is for the dads that lost their baseball card collection.

https://www.nj.com/morris/2020/06/nj-mans-attic-yields-treasure-trove-of-signed-vintage-baseball-cards-potentially-worth-millions.html

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29307743/proof-buried-treasures-exist-amazing-baseball-card-collection-uncle-jimmy

With all the riots and hatred of police on the west coast their last hope is this guy.

With a dozen FBI agents removed from their surveillance on Trump, they can make some arrests.  Maybe they can show the media how to do investigative work.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/17/fbi-nabbed-accused-cop-car-arsonist-by-tracing-t-shirt-to-etsy/

Liberalism is a killer.  This thug should have been put in prison ninety ( 90 ) crimes ago.  The elected officials don’t walk the public streets.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/17/brute-accused-of-slugging-elderly-bronx-woman-has-been-arrested-over-100-times/

This executive referred to one employee as not being asked to pick cotton.  Not all cotton references are racial.  Take dad dancing.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/13/abc-news-exec-barbara-fedida-on-leave-amid-conduct-probe/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moon Occults Venus
Image Credit & Copyright: Dzmitry Kananovich

Explanation: It may look like Earthrise, but it’s actually Venus-set. Just after sunrise two days ago, both the Moon and Venus also rose. But then the Moon overtook Venus. In the featured image sequence centered on the Moon, Venus is shown increasingly angularly close to the Moon. In the famous Earthrise image taken just over 50 years ago, the Earth was captured rising over the edge of the Moon, as seen from the Apollo 8 crew orbiting the Moon. This similar Venus-set image was taken from Earth, of course, specifically Estonia. Venus shows only a thin crescent because last week it passed nearly in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. The Moon shows only a thin crescent because it will soon be passing directly in front of the Sun, as seen from Earth. Today, in fact, two days after this image was taken, the Moon will create a solar eclipse, with a thin swath across the Earth treated to an annular solar eclipse.

Tomorrow’s picture: sun block