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Monday, February 20, 2017

Fearmonger in Chief Warns Us About ... Sweden




Yesterday, the Fearmonger-in-Chief warned that immigrants did something terrible in Sweden on Friday night. It was complete bullshit, the very kind of "fake news" that he decries. His lie was meant to scare people. Be very afraid, says this totally ignorant demagogue.

Anyhoo, Sweden's Aftonbladet came clean and told us all the terrible things that happened there on Friday night:
3:24 PM (local time): A man set himself on fire at Sergels torg, a plaza in central Stockholm. He was taken to the hospital with severe burns. There is so far no information on his motives but the intelligence service is not part of the investigation.
6:42 PM: The famous singer Owe Thörnqvist had some technical problems during rehearsal for the singing competition ”Melodifestivalen”. (However, the 87 year old singer still managed to secure the victory the very next day.)
8:23 PM: A man died in hospital, after an accident in the workplace earlier that day in the city of Borås.
8:46 PM: Due to harsh weather in the northern parts of Sweden the road E10 was closed between Katterjåkk and Riksgränsen. Due to strong winds and snow in the region the Met office also issued an avalanche warning.
12:17 AM: Police officers initiated a chase for a fleeing Peugeot through central parts of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The pursuit ended in police officers ramming the suspect at Engelbrektsgatan. The driver is now accused of driving under the influence, traffic violation and car theft.
Trump later tweeted that his lie was based on something he saw on Fix News. Locally, The Molovinsky Tabernacle Choir warns that Trump critics are obstructionists. I have another word to describe people who stand up to authoritarians - patriots.

47 comments:

Joel said...

I support your effort to expose this "GASLIGHTER" in every way!
He and his supporters are dangerous because they are authoritarians!
Keep up your patriotic work!
Joel

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks, Joel, We miss you herein NC.

Anonymous said...

Another day, another hit piece. Well done, then. Saul Alinsky would be proud.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Are we supposed to sit idly by as this fearmonger spews his hatred? If you were any kind of American, you'd stand up yourself instead of singing in the choir.

george schaller said...

Bernie,
you once asked if lock and load was me trying to incite a riot? No that was a line to protect myself from the evil sects on both sides of the isle, because they both have these typeZ out here working for them. Just look at some of the hostel actions going on all over the world, it is not good for anyone anymore and they could easily become a casualty.
The only truth is that left or right is not qite right anymore, it is more like a common fight the public against the supposid public servants! I personally see this as the only true fix to a very very broken system that was created perfect and destroyed by thoZe behind thoZe in official seats of power! Just like the local animosity, we have the money men, "OZ's" telling officials what is legal and what is criminal even though the line are lineless in this perpatration against the public as a whole! When I say we are all but a number upon our head for which a multifaceted equasion is calculated it is just that, but not that simple?
REpublican redd
humanist by design

Anonymous said...

First post: Thoughts on president's day. I could bash Trump, but I won't.
Last post: Fearmonger in Chief warns us. I lied in my first post. Fake news.
Pot. Meet kettle.
This style of blogging explains exactly why that horrible repub Brown will easily be reelected as county executive again.

Anonymous said...

Sweden is the rape capital of the world, thanks to muslim immigration.

Anonymous said...

"If you were any kind of American" blah, blah, blah.

Ha ha. His Almighty has spoken. So unfortunate that Trump will continue to be His Almighty's President.

Anonymous said...

That mad immigration policy could be stopped if they would only build a WALL. Walls are proven to work. I read somewhere that the Great China Wall is proof that walls work. There are almost no Mexicans in China. (maybe I read that on this blog).A lot of wisdom is gained by reading this blog.

Bernie O'Hare said...

7:52, I could easily have done a comparison in my first post, and I guarantee you Trump would look terrible. This is not a ampere and contrast post. This is Trump all on his own making an idiotic and ignorant remark designed to appeal to our basest instincts. I am not going to let him slide.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bernie:

I started looking around the internet about Sweden because I really have no idea about it. I read the article and it said that the City of Malmo (roughly 700,000 people) has had 100 hand grenade attacks over the last 2 years (2015 and 2016). Can you imagine Indianapolis, Indiana (roughly the same population) having 100 hand grenade attacks in 2 years? There would be panic in the streets.

Google "hand grenade attacks in the us" and the top results are all coming from Sweden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_grenade_attacks_in_Sweden

So, my guess is there is an issue there...lol.

Anonymous said...

11.33
reading the wikipedia page the city of Malmo is 300 thousand people.
and the same article says"Many attacks are related to organised crime, and extortion of restaurants and businesses"
so it sounds like the issue is organized crime.

Anonymous said...

as to rape in Sweden and immigrants


"In 2012, Sweden had 66 cases of reported rapes per 100,000 population, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå).[238] This was unequivocally the biggest number reported to the UNODC in 2012.[239] However, widely differing legal systems, offence definitions, terminological variations, recording practices and statistical conventions makes any cross-national comparison on rape statistics difficult,[240][241][242][243] which is why the UNODC itself caution against using their figures"

"The Swedish police record each instance of sexual violence in every case separately, leading to an inflated number of cases compared to other countries.[240][243][247] Sweden also has a comparatively wide definition of rape.[240][241][242] This means that more sexual crimes are registered as rape than in most other countries."

so you get wild claims without substance.

Bernie O'Hare said...

The reality is that Trump falsely claimed that Sweden had an immigration related security incident,and now his sheep are scrambling to create a problem that does not exist.

Anonymous said...

well there was an attack in January in Sweden

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/donald-trump-terror-attack-claim-sweden-neo-nazis-refugee-centre-florida-rally-a7588516.html

"Three suspected neo-Nazis were arrested in January after a Gothenburg Asylum centre became the target of a homemade bomb attack, leaving one person seriously injured.

Security services said all three suspects had previously been members of the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), a group that openly promotes racist and anti-Semitic views and has vocally opposed non-white immigration to the country."

Anonymous said...

@11:52

I didn't make any claims about who is doing what to whom. I'm just saying "100 GRENADE attacks in a City" (700k in the Malmo Metro Area is a little less than the Lehigh Valley) seems like a lot of attacks. I mean, we had two dudes blow up a rice cooker in Boston and that was pretty significant story, right? Imagine 100 rice cookers over two years.

Anonymous said...

Fact: There were more murders in 2016 in the Florida area where Trump lied, than in all of Sweden!

Anonymous said...

8:16 - I am familiar with Saul Alinsky's work - You say he would be proud - of what?

Anonymous said...

I always laugh at the lemming alt-right mob. They continually use Saul Alinsky as their straw man to arouse hate and fear. He is one man who apparently is more powerful than any James Bond villain. Yet the right is propped up by hundreds of billionaires from the Koch brothers to Shel Addelson amongst many, many others. What are you nuts going to do when Saul Alinksy(being Jewish is also helpful to them) dies?

Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed. Isolate and attack with vengeance as often as possible. Classic Alinsky on full parade.

Bernie O'Hare said...

The only persons I see trying to isolate and attack with vengeance are Trump and his myrmidons. So great is your hatred and fear of immigrants from the Middle East that you make up stories about Sweden.

Patriot2 said...

If you think that Germany,France, & Sweden don't have major problems with their Muslim immigrants you have your head in the sand.

The US is right behind them after years of lenience & stand down orders to Border Patrol from the Muslim President & his Muslim staff in the White House.




from the White House

Bernie O'Hare said...

Germany and France have problems. Sweden has no problem, despite the best efforts of isolationists to make it seem that way.

The Swedish police interviewed in the Fox News story claim the film maker is a "madman"and that they were taken out of context. Sweden's PM notes there is more crime in the area of Florida where Trump spoke than in all of Sweden. You defend Trump even though you know he is completely full of shit and put his foot in his mouth again. Despite your nonsensical claim about Seden, the fact is that in 2015, when the country had 163,000 of those dangerous refugees, there was no increase in crime. Migration has not caused the significant spike in crime and terror that fearmongers and alt right types pretend. Your comment is based on fear, not fact.

Below are some links to facts.

http://www.dn.se/kultur-noje/nyheter/swedish-police-featured-in-fox-news-segment-filmmaker-is-a-madman/

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320346-former-swedish-pm-more-murders-in-florida-where-trump-spoke

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/europe/trump-pursues-his-attack-on-sweden-with-scant-evidence.html

Bernie O'Hare said...

When in a hole, stop digging. - Seden's former PM.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever been to modern France? Didn't think so. In France and to an extent in many European countries Muslim minorities have been clustered in ghettos for years. Breeding grounds for hate and crime. Much like we have had in this country with African-Americans. Fortunately up until the alt-right hate machine, America did not put Muslims in ghetto's and they have for the most part assimilated into US culture. So as you Trumpions like to say we are not Europe.

All websites are not facts. We have more gun deaths in an American city than Sweden had homicides all of last year

Anonymous said...

Trump is a compulsive liar.

Anonymous said...

I am more worried about the Dylan Roof's and Timothy McVeigh self proclaimed PATRIOTS more so than an undocumented mother who has been here in the US for 20years

Peter j. Cochran said...

CNBC just had a Dr. shrink on -says Trump is a salesman . He is not what you may think . He is and has out smarted his detractors .

Peter j. Cochran said...

Anon 601 I have been in and out of there at least 6 times - they get what they deserve. Yjey did not shore up their boarders .

Anonymous said...

"He is not they think . He is and has out smarted his detractors ".

Are you high or just nuts???

Anonymous said...

3:36 - Saul Alinsky died in 1972.

Anonymous said...

":36 - Saul Alinsky died in 1972."

Yet the alt-right still use him as some sot of God figure for the left. Don't they have anything more original?

Ron Beitler said...

A comment of Trumpism in general. . .

I'm really glad the theme of actually being or significantly influenced by conservative VALUES/PRINCIPLES vs. being a "click bait anti liberal" is catching on in the conservative press. (As in the actual conservative press not the click bait propaganda machine)

This is an important distinction as it defines the trump era. Many conservatives disdain trump but held nose and supported him because of SCOTUS or some "lesser of two evils" argument. (Which to his credit trump delivered a shockingly excellent SCOTUS choice in Judge Gorsuch - Now, more so a credit to the conservative judicial watchdog groups that drafted the original lists and Trump sticking to those lists than trumps actual judgment.)

Folks did this because they stand for something they believe is important. They often are but are not always "movement conservatives."

The "alt right - click bait - anti left" in contrast really isn't anchored by discernible principles or values at all. It's the trumpian populist movement that trump masterfully cultivated. These folks are mostly driven by a team sports or mob mentality where anything "anti left/anti liberal" be it real or too often completely made up is inherently good. They do what they do (obsessively) out being against something not often enough ever being FOR something.

The team sports analogy is perfect. So I'm an Eagles fan of the bleed green variety. We pride ourselves in rooting for the team thick or thin. Perfectly appropriate attitude for a sports team. But not for politics. The "click bait anti left" is far too willing to blindly ignore Trumps many many severe flaws. And Trump masterfully gives them fodder to ignore the problems with his "fake news" fantasy. I contend that trump populism actually hurts movement conservatism. Conservatives should be winning hearts and minds with our ideas. Not by engaging in the very same kind of identity politics that the alt left does.

These are, and will remain.... interesting times. Trump is a bull in a China shop.

Anonymous said...

Great thoughts and post Ron!

Scott of Nazareth

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Don got his scripts mixed up and knew in advance that Sweden would be rioting as it did happen a day or so later? Staged rioting by war mongers? Steve Bannon directed?

Anonymous said...

The progressive leftists have left this nation open to hoards of invaders. If that is some "herd" mentality so be it. Real patriots know Mr. Trump will be attacked by both the insider Dem's and Republican-Ri-no's. Real
Americans know the media and political moderates are an enemy that wants to globalize this great nation. You are being mislead by compassion.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Baaaa.

Anonymous said...

You are being mislead by compassion.

The alternative would be being led by the lack of compassion. Other countries have had those types of leaders. It didn't turn out well for those that bought into it.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad Trump is spoiling it for D&R's.

He really seems to be hated by everyone except the real dummies who can be counted on to yell "Barabbas" on cue.

It's pure entertainment.

I love watching those folks who complained that the corporate media is owned by the oligarchy, try and defend the media, now that Trump called the media out as fake.

Jerry T said...

I love how libs get their panties in a bunch after a gaffe like this, but never got upset above the straight up lie "If you like your Dr. you can keep your Dr." Just show you how brainwashed and childish libs are. P.S. Bernie - I really like your blog. Although you are a big lib, I still enjoy reading your articles each day. :)

Bernie O'Hare said...

So you know, I opposed Obamacare because there was no consensus. I also took Obama to task on that lie. I was no fan of Obama.

Anonymous said...

"P.S. Bernie - I really like your blog. Although you are a big lib, I still enjoy reading your articles each day. :)"

Perspective is a funny thing.....I read the same blog and I think Bernie may be a lot of things, but liberal isn't one of them.

He reminds me of a guy with a cigar and suspenders working the other side of the stream...and that's not a bad thing either, fishing both sides. Only the rubes think the stream is divided.

Jerry T said...

@Bernie 8:50p.m. I didn't know that. I am a newbie. I like your style.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I don't consider myself a liberal or a conservative. I am actually a centrist who just sounds like an extremist and manages to piss everyone off. My best friend is a conservative, but I have friends who are liberal, too. I also have friends who have absolutely zero interest in politics or government. I do fish both sides of the stream.

Anonymous said...

A centrist? Is that between liberty and tyranny or a more narrow dialectic?

Anonymous said...

A centrist is a liberal, between communist and imperialist?

I guess everyone can define terms where-by they appear to be in the middle.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I am a centrist and you are a sophist who is in love with your own word games instead of the underlying issues.