When opposing leftoid "victim groups" collide, comedy can't be too far behind:Hey Ho Trader Joe's Gotta Go!
Mau-mauing Trader Joe's
"Grocer Trader Joe's has pulled out of a planned expansion to a poor area in Portland, Ore., after a community organizing group objected. The organizers can now take a bow for the neighborhood's loss.
Hectoring the private chain with racially tinged language, wealthy poverty-racketeers from a foundation-funded group called the Portland African American Leadership Forum claimed that a $2.4 million store on a vacant lot in a run-down part of northeast Portland would gentrify the area, driving up retail prices and driving out the local black community.
"This is a people's movement for African Americans and other communities for self-determination," declared PAALF's Avel Gordly, the Oregonian reported."
Meanwhile, back in the 'hood...
"This is not what the neighborhood people want," resident Kymberly Jeka told the Oregonian. Added another disgusted resident, Tran Nghi: "They (the community organizers) don't (even) live here anymore. They don't come to neighborhood cleanups."http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorial ... z2sYxNQC00 The Mountain comes to Mohammed
Let’s call the whole thing off
"Minnesota Democrats attended their local precinct caucuses last night. At the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis a fight broke out among Democrats in search of peace and love. Backers of newly elected school board member Mohammud Noor apparently sought to unseat 21-term incumbent state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Noor also serves as the interim executive director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, “helping to connect new immigrants with social welfare programs, housing, health care and education services.”
According to the Pioneer Press, arguments arose when the Somali Democratic caucus began selecting delegates for committees representing the Cedar-Riverside area that is home to many Somalis. The caucus convened at 7:00 p.m. Police called the whole thing off at 7:45."http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2 ... -off-2.php