PORTLAND: Good luck with your ANTIFA future

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Imagine being mayor of a city where you have to kowtow to the Antifa constituency. That is a new low. Welcome to Portland, or New Stalingrad as it may eventually have to rename itself. Portland's actual nickname is "Stumptown," which is very appropriate since charred stumps is all that's going to be left of it if Antifa and BLM are allowed to continue running riot in their streets.

How pathetic is it that Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler would rather move out of his luxury condo than do anything to get the thugs in ninja pajamas to stop terrorizing him and his city? And the thing is, Mayor Ted has even less excuse than most mayors for not doing anything, because he is also Portland's Police Commissioner. How do you get to be both Mayor and Police Commissioner at the same time? Easy – you give yourself the job.

Portland has an unusual form of government where its city council members manage all the city's bureaus. And who gets to decide which bureaus get assigned to the council members? The Mayor. So, after Wheeler was elected Mayor of Portland in 2016, he put himself in charge of the Police, the Office of Equity and Human Rights, Emergency Management, the Budget Office, Office of Management & Finance, the Portland Development Commission, and the Housing Bureau (that one must come in very handy now that Antifa has forced him out of his condo).

I feel bad for any sane citizens of Portland, if there are any left. It's bad enough that they have to deal with a do-nothing Mayor/Police Commissioner while gangs set buildings on fire with people inside. Imagine how bad it could get if the "Antifa" candidate defeats Wheeler in the November election. Okay, there's not an official Antifa candidate, because remember, Antifa's supposedly not even any kind of official organization. But there is a very pro-Antifa candidate named Sarah [Eye-Anna-Roan] Iannarone who came in second in the May primary with 24% of the vote. That put her in the runoff in November against Ted Wheeler.

Sarah Iannarone is a longtime community organizer – hmm, where have we heard that before? Last year, she tweeted:

"To those who say Antifa are violent thugs: I am not a violent thug and I am Antifa. I am Antifa because the Red Hats are coming after brown & black people, after Jews, after queer & trans people, and more."

In July, she tweeted:

"The cops are the violent agitators, full stop."

Last December, Playboy magazine interviewed her and her campaign manager with the headline " Antifa in Focus." In the interview she says:

"I feel a responsibility to change the public discourse around antifascism, absolutely. Because this problem exists within the system, it's important we use radical tactics…"

Her platform states one of her goals is:

"destigmatizing antifascism and clearly demonstrating that the people of Portland wish to stand up to the rise of fascism and white nationalism… The demonization of antifascism is dangerous for democracy."

Here she is in an interview just last month on Portland's NBC affiliate…


So, the answer is no, she won't denounce the violence. In fact, she says it might not be enough and there you have it, setting buildings on fire with people inside them is now just "part of the healthy democratic process."

But you see, Portland is just so overrun by fascists, they have to confront them. Right. Portland is just right there on the verge of becoming The Handmaid's Tale.

There were 15 homicides in July in Portland – the deadliest month in Portland in 30 years. If you play with fire, you might get burned. Portland's government can't handle the chaos as it is — just imagine how much worse it will be if the ultimate Antifa fan-girl becomes Mayor.

How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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