The Craziest Story of the Last 15 Minutes

An absolutely insane story about a white mayor persecuting a black resident for using his workout equipment in a way that the rich white mayor finds to be racially insensitive.

I have no explanation other than this is something that is surfacing from the depths of the mayor’s unconscious.

10 thoughts on “The Craziest Story of the Last 15 Minutes”

  1. I live in Oakland- that sounds like my silly mayor. Many people work out at Lake Merritt- undoubtedly he set up some ropes for exercises. Fun to watch those guys do gymnastics.

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  2. “It is incumbent on all of us to know the actual history of racial violence, of terrorism, that a noose represents and that we as a city must remove these terrorizing symbols from the public view.”

    This is the kind of nonsense that floats to the top when people repeat lies to each other over and over again. Lynching has not been a significant feature of American life for many decades, perhaps close to a century. Gun violence by urban criminal gangs is something to be actually terrified about but these deaths don’t help to gin up votes and $$$ for the chattering classes of race nationalists so they are ignored.

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    1. That’s exactly what mystifies me. This obsession with lynchings when there are tons of real problems to worry about.

      Politicians like this mayor are very irrational and probably mentally unstable people.

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      1. “Politicians like this mayor are very irrational and probably mentally unstable people”

        No, tell people a million zillion times that it’s all about “race,” and, viola!, “race’ explains everything. Tellingly, here we are advised that “intentions don’t matter when it comes to terrorizing the public.” Lynchings are a thing in the here and now in spite of the fact that they are in reality in the dead and gone. Looked at this way, race-baiting is a very rational way for today’s power-holders to manufacture consent.

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  3. You can’t tell the insane mayors apart without a scorecard:

    (Source: Foxnews.com, 6/18/20)
    “The mayor of Duluth, Minn. is pushing city council members to remove the word ‘chief’ from city job titles, saying the term is offensive to Native Americans…

    “Duluth Mayor Emily Larson called on city council members to vote in approval ‘so that we have more inclusive leadership and less language that is rooted in hurt and offensive, intentional marginalization.’

    “Alicia Kozlowski, Duluth’s community relations officer [one of the mayor’s underlings], told the Star Tribune that ‘chief’ is used as ‘a racial epithet, and it turns into a microaggression.’ She said the city is trying to be proactive about the change before residents ask.”

    In all my years as a practicing psychiatrist, I never realized that lunacy was so contagious.

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  4. My first thought was “who let them attach ropes to trees and for full grown men to swing on them?”

    Trees belong to all citizens and such ‘exercise’ may break branches and hurt trees in general.

    Btw, trees feel when someone hurts them too. Remember reading something on the subject.

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