Urban Contemporary Combat

Dutch commandos from an elite anti-terrorism group in Indianapolis to study “urban combat” got a little impromptu live-fire training from some urban contemporary combatants: A Dutch commando has died after he and his two colleagues were wounded in a shooting outside a hotel in downtown Indianapolis over the weekend. The commando, who was in a critical conditionContinue reading “Urban Contemporary Combat”

Portland Pops Off

#Portland food cart exploded around 3am. Took out the windows all around. Somehow no injuries pic.twitter.com/nkfPizszYp — Dennis Dale (@eladsinned) August 28, 2022 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I don’t know explosions, but the damage seems too great to be from one of the propane tanks the food carts typically use for cooking. Seems remarkable no injuries have beenContinue reading “Portland Pops Off”

PDX Dispatch 8.24.22: Crappy Campers, Crazy Coppers, Big Brother

With the economic ruin of Covid lockdowns and Portland’s Racial Reckoning entering its third year, and with homelessness near high tide, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is banning camping along routes schoolchildren use to walk to school. Advocates for “those experiencing homelessness” are objecting, of course. Wheeler’s action extended an emergency decree last February banning campingContinue reading “PDX Dispatch 8.24.22: Crappy Campers, Crazy Coppers, Big Brother”

NW Beat 8.19.22: Where the Dicks Hang Out

Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked…. It may be that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal and that you are a paralytic. –GK Chesterton Young man, are you listening to me? I saidYoungContinue reading “NW Beat 8.19.22: Where the Dicks Hang Out”

PDX Dispatch 8.17.22: Heap Big Justice

When the government talks of healing get ready for the wounding. Oregon might soon have to take its turn in the barrel of the Indian Boarding School grift and local Indigenous activists and professional hand-wringers can hardly wait. The deliberate moral panic launched on specious evidence for long-made charges of “mass graves” (conjuring up genocidalContinue reading “PDX Dispatch 8.17.22: Heap Big Justice”

PDX Dispatch 8.16: The Don’s Draper

Who’s Joe Kent? Don’t ask me. But we’d better find out. Trump-endorsed Joe Kent recently unseated six-term Republican Congresswoman Jamie Herrera Buetler in the Republican primary for Washington’s Congressional District 3, just over the Columbia River in Washington state. VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represented Washington’s 3rd District since 2011, conceded herContinue reading “PDX Dispatch 8.16: The Don’s Draper”

“Local Man” Makes Bad?

Who’s going to wade through garbage to find your body after the police are gone? PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The body of a missing woman was found in a Corvallis landfill Tuesday morning, according to Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities identified the woman as 27-year-old Kaylee Birdzell, who was reported missing on Friday. WCSO saidContinue reading ““Local Man” Makes Bad?”