Is this what constitutes a 'riot' these days? I've been to rowdier family parties.
5 stars for the bored sounding arrest-o-bot.
Any protest since the Bush-era ends up with a handful of either legit black bloc shitheads who're there purely to fuck up a McDicks or the police-assisted provocateurs who then give the out-of-state and local riot squads the needed spark to clamp down and disperse the protest. Depressingly regular in the supposedly-civilised west.
There's now going to be the 24hr news message of 'what are they even protesting?' and 'no clear goal in mind' that was repeated ad nauseam until Occupy fizzled out.
Get ready for a minimum 4 years of this shit and worse.
Don't worry. The worst is over. It's not like our country would be dumb enough to reelect Donald Trump. Hillary will be president in 2020, and everything will be alright.
When I was incarcerated in Portland a few blocks from here (u can see the jail in the background) every CO I talked to was anti-Trump, or pro-to-the-extent-that-it'd-be-a-fun-joke-Trump. In fact, I knew many more inmates who were, in fact, pro- Mr. T.
But Bawbag's right, I've been in riots (mostly involuntarily.. you know, having to work on State St. in Madison, WI 3 years in a row during the Halloween Riots, and in Seattle for WTO, literally not knowing what WTO stood for.) And it's not a "riot" until the National Guard's called in, sorry. But have fun looting the Abercrombie and Fitch, because you were a dumb Bernie Bro and figured everybody else would vote for Hillary, not voting yourself so as not to lose your fucking Portland hipster cred.
But non-voters in Oregon didn't matter. It was the non-voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin that made this happen.
Is it really a surprise for Wisconsin voting in absolute shit candidates?
In Wisconsin's defense, our horrible draconian voter suppression laws meant that a lot of those people didn't want to be non-voters.
But yeah, it's hilarious seeing righties twist themselves in knots trying to come up with reasons why these count as "riots."
You Americucks should see a Canadian hockey riot. I could destroy Portland with a hockey stick in one hand and a tall boy in the other.
We have hockey in the states too you know. I'm not much of a hockey fan, but I'll bet my favorite team (The Atlanta Thrashers) would kick your favorite team's ass.
I was still living in Canada when the last Vancouver Stanley Cup riot kicked off. Hockey is serious business.
Canada is garbage and hockey is for idiots.
The Vancouver hockey riots (once because they LOST a big game, once because they WON it) are a complete embarrassment. There are plenty of legitimate things to protest about, even to the point of rioting, but rioting about corporatized over-advertised bread-and-games hockey is just a waste of air.
Canada is renowned for hockey and beer - inexplicable
>>Canada is garbage and hockey is for idiots.
Have you considered the possibility that you're just a pussy?
Canada dominates the International and Olympic scene (alongside Russia, historically).
Hockey, as with all professional sports America gives half a crap about, finds success going to whichever teams have the most money (and thus means whichever American team can hire the most, best, (frequently Canadian (and Russian) players).
I don't even like hockey.
The only reason America doesn't dominate hockey is because all of our best athletes are either playing football or serving in the Coast Guard. Canada does what they do because America's brilliant business professionals have seen fit to award the Canadians with their own productive niche.
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..true story, I used to write for the Portland State Vanguard during the year I took off from University of Wisconsin. Seems like the quality's greatly improved with the addition of video and whatnot. Christ that was 12 years ago! D:
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