- Sep 29, 2009
First they came for the burrito stands, but I was not a burrito fan ....Do you really think it is just about a Burrito stand? Very narrow minded thinking , is this not supposed to be a discussion board.
What do you think of the process that ended in them shutting down?
Do you think they were been racist because of their cultural appropriation?
Henry, I know you mean well - but may I suggest that you reflect on the use of the pejorative and culturally loaded term 'wild' animals?Should we still call it the zoo? Animals being held in captivity is not progressive and we are just normalising it by applying to word as an amusing cover for banished threads. Freedom is a precious concept, and wild animals suffer physically and mentally from the lack of freedom captivity imposes.
Animals is a human normative term and the use of the term wild is both offensive and disappointing to me and to my friends in other phyla.Henry, I know you mean well - but may I suggest that you reflect on the use of the pejorative and culturally loaded term 'wild' animals?
Having been handed their nuts in a sling, the lefty snowflakes are now engaged in attributing all their failed tactics to their imaginary 'alt-right' opponents. How's that for irony? Have they forgotten who was rioting and attacking opponents following Trump's win?Now here's a strange coincidence:
We have a worst of p.ie froth-piece, recycled from — yes! — Fox News — about a triviality in the Great State of Oregon. From Faux News to every defender of right-on! opinion on the Web, to the Daily Mail.
Obviously we are dealing in solid and well-polished excrement; but I'll take it seriously.
What's wrong here?
I'd reckon on three main heads:
- it doesn't understand Portland;
- it doesn't come close to realising what manipulation is going on;
- it accepts an absolute double standard.
Let it be understood: I l-u-r-v-e Oregon: not only is it eminently civilised, with great beer, I can buy my Apple gear with no sales tax.
Portland used to be a hard-scrabble place, exploiting the natural resources, especially the forests, and exporting them. Consequently it had a reputation — well-deserved — for gangsterism, racketeering and exploitation.
The Second World War didn't change that: just made Portland bigger and seedier. Working girls piled in to service the Navy. It became a base for mass-producing vessels for the war economy. The black population expanded to do the dirty work the white folks wouldn't.
Time moved on.
Portland became an overflow for the San Francisco hippies. Intel set up shop. Suddenly Portland had a higher proportion of graduate professionals than anywhere else. In terms of GDP, Portland was the most productive place across the US.
The very nature of bourgeois Portland's open, democratic, liberal, environmentally-conscious lifestyle is why the alt-right types hate it. The underlying ethnic/economic tensions are what they seek to exploit.
Hence my sense of déjà-vu, my feeling of coincidence, at coming on this thread just after I read Jason Wilson in The Guardian. Wilson is, I believe, based in Portland, OR.
Wilson does a bit-better-than-sketchy account, arguing:
From past experience, I know full well that the usual types are totally incapable of making that hot-link, so here's a taster:
We've all witnessed that in these forums.
Finally, then, to Kali Wilgus and "LC" Connelly.
The whole kerfuffle started with an interview in Williamette Week, one of the two Portland "alternative" weekly free-sheets — those publications found in every major US city in the kerb-side bins. That interview can be accessed here.
Because there are two Portland "alternative" weeklies (you spotted that essential, didn't you?), the other one, the Portland Mercury ran with the story, with a blogger (Jagger Blaec, who specialises in this niche market) underlining a political point:
As if to ward off lightning striking twice, the current edition of Williamette Week has a major news feature on:
Strange that, huh?
But this "cultural appropriation" lark. What's that?
More properly, it's "rip-off".
Were one to attempt to sell recycled-meat-in-a-bun as "Big Macs", or fizzy drink as "Pepsi", I'd give a matter of hours before the whole weight of the law dropped in. That's the capitalist system, and its dependant apparatchiks, protecting their own. But dealing tortillas on — wait for it! — Cesar Chavez Boulevard, that's something else?
And to order you have to pronounce taco like you were from D4 or those American doozies won't understand you.Could they PLEASE close TacoBell??? Food is ************************e and not mexican at all....
Well just a bit from Wiki's entry re Gram Parsons :-.................. seems like this whole town's insane.
One of the latest fads of the SJW Libtard brigade is "cultural appropriation". And these numpties are now on a crusade to shut down restaurants that are "appropriating other peoples' cultures". I kid you not.
And they have their first victims. Two young small business owners who started a popular Burrito cart:
Portland burrito shop forced to close amid accusations of cultural appropriation, stealing recipes | Fox News
Check out the stuff that is bouncing around the empty heads of these idiots:
Huzzaah! One racist burrito cart down. A number of Chinese and Mexican restaurants to go!
When 90-year-old Florida resident Arnold Abbott said following his arrest on Sunday that police couldnt stop him from feeding the homeless, he apparently meant it.
Abbott was charged again on Wednesday night for violating a new city law in Ft. Lauderdale that essentially prevents people from feeding the homeless.
He's lucky he wasn't black or they would have shot him in the headF*ucking hell.
One officer demanded that he “drop that plate right now” as others picked up the trays off food and inserted them directly into the garbage with lines of homeless people looking on.
Put your hands in the air and step away from the chicken salad ....
That's from 2014.You think the "left wing" SJW trojan horse fúckwits are bad?
Look what the right wing fascist state are doing over there too:
Man, 90, arrested again this week for feeding the homeless - NY Daily News
A rat infestation at a downtown Fort Lauderdale park prompted the city on Friday to clear out, in dramatic fashion, the dozens of homeless people who congregate there...
Fort Lauderdale garnered international headlines in 2014 when police repeatedly cited a 90-year-old homeless advocate for breaking city ordinances designed to stop his feedings of the homeless at a Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.
The US has had a great fear of encampments of homeless because in the past they have had so many problems from them - army deserters during and after the Civil War, Dust Bowl oakies on the California trail in the 30s and the huge Homeless Veterans Protests which took place outside Washington in the 20s.He's lucky he wasn't black or they would have shot him in the head
for reaching for the chicken salad! :roll: