Thursday, November 26, 2015

Lincoln Park Native American statue, a Signal of Peace

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Lincoln Park near Diversey and Lake Michigan is statue of a plains Indian, A Signal of Peace.

Its sculptor was Cyrus Edwin Dallin.

Related post:

Lincoln Park Native American statue: The Alarm

While #BlackLivesMatter protesters marched in Chicago last night, 1 dead and 5 wounded in city

The #BlackLivesMatters crowd and their leftist allies marched in Chicago's streets yesterday--without a permit of course--protesting the disturbing shooting death of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. The cop has been charged with murder.

Also yesterday in Chicago one teen was shot to death, and four other Chicagoans were wounded in incidents across the city, including some in predominantly black neighborhoods.

As they were with Tuesday's shootings, the protesters are mum about these.

Anti-cop protesters rip lights off Chicago's Christmas tree

Trump Tower
The "mostly peaceful" leftists who are protesting the death of Laquan McDonald displayed their destructive side last night.

From CBS Chicago:
After marches in the Loop, River North and South Loop, protesters set their sights on the City of Chicago’s official Christmas Tree in Millennium Park.

Several dozen protesters were seen taking down metal barricades and then stripping the lights off the tree before 10 p.m. Wednesday. It was yesterday that the city held the official tree lighting ceremony. CBS 2 observed two women being restrained by police.

The protesters then went north down Michigan Avenue and stripped Christmas decorations off of Trump Tower.
Of course the protesters didn't have a permit.

Lincoln Park Native American statue: The Alarm

There are a couple of dozen statues in Chicago's Lincoln Park.

On Thanksgiving I'd like to focus on one honoring Native Americans.

Picture here is The Alarm, also know as Indian Alarm, a bronze statue by John J. Boyle, a tribute to the Ottawa Indians who once populated northern Illinois.

There are carvings on the base, each portraying scenes on Ottawa life, "the Peace Pipe, the Corn Dance, Forestry, and the Hunt."

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Detroit teen arrested for murder of 91-year-old who was beaten, shot, then set on fire

A horrible crime took place earlier this week just south of Eight Mile Road on Detroit's northwest side that you may not have heard about until now.

From the Detroit Free Press:
A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder after authorities say he beat his 91-year-old neighbor and set his house on fire.

George Steward, who lives on Bentler in Detroit, was also charged with felony murder and arson, said Maria Miller, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Steward is accused in the killing of Paul Monchnik, a retired TV repairman, in the early hours of Monday morning. Police have said that the assailant had entered the elderly man's home intending to steal, but that an attack soon followed -- and then the assailant, to cover his tracks, ended up buying gasoline and lighting the home on fire.

When authorities were called on reports of a fire at about 3 a.m. Monday, they found Monchnik with a head injury and severe burns all over his body. Monchnik was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement, a Wayne County prosecutor said, "The word 'heinous' does not even begin to describe this crime." True, very true.

There is a reason why you probably hadn't heard about Monchnik's murder. The victim was a white man who lived in a mostly African American neighborhood. The suspect is black.

But imagine if the man murdered lived in a mostly white neighborhood--and he was black. Imagine if the suspect was white. The Black Lives Matter protesters would have descended upon the Motor City in force by now and the crime would be a leading national story. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be holding competing press conferences.

All lives matter. But many leftists say such a statement is racist.

They're the racists.

Monchnik's son spoke to the Free Press about his father, who came to the United States from Poland when he was a child. "He lived by himself; he was nearly deaf," the younger Monchnik said, "so he lived in his own little world and got along in his own little world very comfortably."

Until the end of his life, that is.

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit.

Chicago Public Schools teacher arrested at anti-cop protest

Chicago Teachers Union
member at Occupy rally
Most Chicago Public School teachers are hardened leftists. We can thank the radical Chicago Teachers Union for that.

Here's a teacher who got herself in trouble last night.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A Chicago Public Schools teacher was one of four people arrested Tuesday night during downtown protests after the release of the police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting.

JohnaƩ Strong, a third-grade teacher at Ogden International School in the Near North Side neighborhood, was charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting a police officer.

Strong said she was arrested about 7:30 p.m. near Balbo and Michigan amid "a tension that was being created that was very purposeful."
Huh? "A tension that was being created?"

Of course getting busted wasn't her fault.
"The police were agitating us," she said. "That aggression from police towards us made it difficult for us to keep tabs on everyone. They were definitely physical with more than a few folks."
Meanwhile on Chicago's West Side, a man was shot tonight. Of course the anti-cop protesters aren't rallying in his support.

Related post:

Chicago: As leftists protest Laquan McDonald killing, 7 shot, 1 fatally on South Side

Ex-Obama CIA director says ISIS oil wells not bombed because Obama feared environmental damage

One way--killing all of them of course is the best way--to harm the Islamic State is to cripple their finances, such as destroying their oil wells. But watch here as former acting CIA Director Michael Morell says President Obama, the rigid ideologue, refused to bomb the wells because of fear of environmental damage.

We're at war, you moron. Do you think, Dear Leader, that ISIS would hesitate for one second if they had the opportunity to blow up one American oil well?

Obama is more concerned about offending his leftist environmental base than he is of ISIS attacks on civilization.

Chicago: As leftists protest Laquan McDonald killing, 7 shot, 1 fatally on South Side

On the same day professional protesters swarmed downtown Chicago in response to the release of a disturbing 2014 police dash-cam video showing a teen, Laquan McDonald, being shot 16 times by cop--who has since been charged with murder--seven people were shot on the South Side, one of them fatally.

The silence you hear is the response from those leftists over those shootings.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

12 dead in Tunisian "setback"

There was a terror attack in Tunisia today, or as President Obama calls them, a setback.

Tunisia of course is where the Arab Spring, which Obama tried to claim credit for, began.

From the BBC:
An explosion has hit a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, killing at least 12 people, officials say.

President Beji Caid Essebsi has declared a 30-day state of emergency and the capital is under curfew.

No group has yet said it was behind the attack.

Tunisia has been targeted by the Islamic State (IS) group, including an attack by a gunman on the beach resort of Sousse in June, killing 38 people.
The article goes on to say that over 3,000 jihadis from Tunisian have joined the chaos in Iraq and Syria.

Obama won't claim credit for that.

Great Blue Heron in the Des Plaines River

A Great Blue Heron looks for prey in the Des Plaines River at the Big Bend Lake Forest Preserve