Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Minnesota Cops Fight Back

I love my home state of Minnesota.  It is a beautiful state, from the rolling farmlands in the southern and central parts of the state to the pine forests of the north, to its '10,000 lakes.'  It is true that winters are interesting with occasional blizzards and massive snowfalls, but if you have ever walked through woods so quiet you can hear the snowflakes touch the ground, you will understand true beauty.  I have sat on the deck of my brother's home and watched a small black bear up a tree on the other side of his driveway.  I have watched yearling fawns running and jumping and playing in the first snowfall of the year.  I have heard the haunting songs of the loons calling to one another across the waters of some of the most beautiful lakes anywhere.  I have spent hours, rod and reel in hand, catching the best tasting fresh water fish.

You may have heard the term 'Minnesota Nice.'  If you get away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, you will find it in abundance.  The people are for the most part, friendly.  Neighbors help neighbors.  They get together for summer barbecues and winter snowmobile rides.  People you don't know will wave in passing.  They will go out of their way to help someone in need.

There are good folks living in the cities, but sadly, the political climate is decidedly left leaning, complete with the current Trump Derangement Syndrome.  President Trump is holding a rally in Minneapolis this week.  The mayor of Minneapolis has decreed that police officers appearing at the rally are not allowed to wear their uniforms even though officers have traditionally been at events in uniform.  He has also decided to charge the Trump campaign way more for security than has ever been charged for an event before.  The hope was that Trump would cancel the rally.  The mayor obviously doesn't understand the concept of 'fighting back.'

He also doesn't understand what it does to morale when officers are told they can not wear a uniform they are proud to wear.  So the officers in the Minneapolis Police Department fought back and they designed this:



The officers will be wearing this shirt to the rally.  They have offered it for sale on their website.  (Note:  When I tried to post a link to the MPD Federation website, I found a notice that the website has been suspended.  I don't know if that is just temporary or permanent.  Odd, that.).    All proceeds go to charity.  A spokesman for the Department said in an interview that they would like to flood the audience with red shirts.

My goal here is not to sell t-shirts.  I have no connection to this effort.  But I do love the fact that these police officers, who put their lives on the line for us every single day, have decided to fight back against tyrannical politicians.  God bless them for having the courage of their convictions.  If more of us did what we could to fight back against those who would try to take our freedoms from us, we might not be so close to losing them to those who think they know better than we do how we should live our lives.

17 comments:

  1. I know I need to do more. So often we'll be watching the news and the anchors will say things that are at best prejudicial, and at worst outright lies. We keep waiting for someone to question what's been said, but it doesn't happen. Yesterday one of the hosts on a panel type show was mocking the transcript of President Trump's phone call with President Zelensky. She said that even reading it slowly it wouldn't take 30 minutes. We looked at each other and waited for someone to point out that it might due to translation delays, but nobody said a word.

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    1. sbrgil...It doesn't matter what Trump says or does. Most of the left is still mad because he won and Hillary didn't. Trump could find the cure for cancer and they would still find fault. Thing is - he doesn't play nice with politicians - which is why he was elected in the first place. There isn't much I can do either, except voice my opinions here for what they are worth. And vote.

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    2. KTLK Mpls - "The best part of waking up is knowing Hillary lost to Trump"! (Folgers tune)

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    3. Good one! Now that tune will be stuck in my head - but in a good way. :)

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  2. People look at Third World countries and say "How could the citizens of those countries let things get so bad?" Well, you're watching it happen here, folks. In the name of "social justice," one thing after another is being "weaponized" by the Left to get what they want; COMPLETE CONTROL. The Leftist citizens are all for it. After all, the end justifies the means; right? They're too caught up in "GET TRUMP!" to realize that what the powers that be are doing to Trump will later be done to the citizens at large. By the time they realize this it'll be too late. Too few people will have WAY too much power. This is not going to end well...

    Therefore, I prepare...

    ...God help us all...

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    1. Your comment is spot on, Pete...The 'Get Trump' contingent just will not see what is beyond that. I was talking about this very thing with my youngest son just today. He tells me that the younger voters he talks with are so caught up in the 'free stuff' thing and they have not a clue that someone actually has to pay and when they are in the workforce, that someone is not only us but also them. They haven't lived long enough to have any idea of what is waiting for them in the Socialist Utopia. But we know. When the last of our rights disappear - and they will - to quote my friend Pete - God help us all...

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  3. I think it's great.
    And the website is supposed to be back up.

    I guess anywhere that isn't a big city still has manners and such. That's good to hear. :-)

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    1. I checked the website and saw it was back up. A representative of the Minneapolis PD was on Fox and Friends this morning, so it is my hope that the reason the site was down was due to overwhelming t-shirt orders. :)

      I have to believe there are good people everywhere. My grandmother lived in St. Paul for years and uncles and aunts lived in Minneapolis - good people all. But sadly, they and those like them seem to be the exception. You will still find an old grouch or two in the rural areas, but folks seem to be much more friendly in rural and small town Minnesota. It is reassuring to know that some things don't change.

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  4. Vicki, why do I have a feeling that the "Mayor" would feed the Police to the Lions if it meant she could get re-elected. Bad news to piss off the local police. Might not be there one day. Red

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    1. Red...I was in error - which I have corrected - about the mayor being a woman. His name is Jacob Frey. He grew up in a suburb of Washington DC, which might explain his attitude.

      If I were to pick a group of people to alienate, it sure wouldn't be an entire police department. Good luck with that!

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  5. I for one, am so sick and tired of all this crap. So much time, money and energy wasted when it go better use. Helping our shut in, folks having mental health issues, our vets, so on and so on.

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    1. Rob...I think there are lots of folks who feel the same way. The thing is, when Trump is re-elected, I expect to see four more years of the same - on steroids. Those who want power just do not care about anything else.

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  6. Donald Trump is not above the law. If he's crooked & corrupt, he needs to go to jail. I just don't understand....innocent people have nothing to hide. He's trying to hide so much. Interesting, no?

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    1. He should - if he did something, but Bill and Hillary, Obama, Biden and many others would be in line first. Are they above the law? You say Trump is trying to hide so much - yet you ignore Biden's public admission of withholding funds from Ukraine? His family, the Kerrys, the Romneys, McConnells and Pelosies are all involved in the Ukraine and raking in $$ from what I read. The Dems wasted somewhere between 25 and 40 MILLION tax dollars to find NOTHING on Trump. What happened to the Clinton Foundation? Contributions evaporated when she was not elected. Vicki is right. "NO". Better reassess corruption. It helps to look where it actually exists....

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    2. Very well said. Thank you.

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  7. listen to npr news notice careful choice of words and careful inflection of voices manipulation of listeners, probably listeners are unconsciously swayed away from liberty and toward globalism it is subtle, as the serpent was subtle above the other animals

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