Sunday, July 24, 2016

From Da Tech Guy: #Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech

Where else could I turn for my weekly post at Da Tech Guy? Of course I have to cover last week's Republican National Convention: Trump does right thing by addressing urban issues in acceptance speech.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

(Video) Wikileaks reveals that Democratic Party was out to get Sanders

Donald Trump is right. The government is rigged--the system is rigged. And what's more, the Democratic Party is rigged, as the latest release from Wikileaks proves.

And Bernie Sanders is right. The allegedly neutral Democratic Party apparatus was pulling for Hillary Clinton.

As for Trump, yes, Republican leaders almost to a person opposed him. But they didn't rig the primary and caucuses so he'd lose.

Clearly Hillary, not Trump, is the candidate of the party bosses.

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(Video) Styx: Caught in the Act

Earlier this week, after two month respite, I posted my first Chicago urban exploration entry in two months, this one was about Roseland, the Far South Side Chicago neighborhood where I spent my early childhood.

Styx, one of the biggest rock bands to come out of Chicago, emerged from Roseland. Outside of its late drummer, John Panozzo, who would occasionally drop in on friends in Palos Heights who lived across the street from a pal of mine, I never met any of the members of the band.

Every Saturday I post a musical entry. I'm going to deviate a bit for some 1980s kitsch, the Styx two-part video of Caught in the Act, which was shown before its concerts during the band's tour to promote its album, Kilroy Was Here.

The synthesizer-infused work was largely a project of its de facto leader, Dennis DeYoung. The band broke up after "Kilroy," but reformed later--without DeYoung.

Here is part one:


Followed by part two:


In this last one, DeYoung sings "Mr. Roboto."

DeYoung plays Kilroy, Robert Orin Charles Kilroy, R.O.C.K, get it?

What did I say about kitsch?

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(Photos) Abandoned homes of Chicago's violent Roseland neighborhood and my look back

(Photo) Old used car dealership shack

At one time all you needed to open a used car dealership--okay, I'm over-simplifying a bit, was a shack, such as this one for Ben's Auto sales at 101st Place and Michigan in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood.

The cars are gone. The one-time-special-offers have long expired. But the shack remains. Oh, and an old telephone pole.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Hillary picks old white guy to be running mate

Yes, my headline is provocative. But in the eyes of many voters--most of them under forty--Donald Trump chose an old white guy, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate.

Earlier this week two Saturday Night Live performers asked pedestrians in Cleveland to pick out Trump's running mate among a group of photographs of older white men. Among the choices, besides Pence, was Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and serial child rapist Jerry Sandusky.

As Nelson Muntz, a Simpsons character likes to say, "Haw haw."

I'll bet you Hillary Clinton's net worth that the SNL hacks won't be putting on the same stunt in Philadelphia, where the Democratic National Convention will be held next week, with Clinton's choice to be her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, an-old-white-guy just like Pence.

Trump Autumn is coming. I'm ready. Are you?



Jihadi kills nine in Germany

These deadly radical Islamic attacks are becoming a weekly occurrence. It seems that the only people who don't think the West is at war are leftists.

Yes, they will eventually ascertain the truth, but perhaps not until some jihadi screaming "Allahu akbar" breaks down the front door of their homes and starts shooting.

From the Daily Mail:
Police are investigating a fake Facebook advert which offered free food at the McDonald's where a gunman killed the first of his nine victims.

Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city's Olympic Park, after the 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall in the district of Moosach.

The killer's body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. Police now believe he may have acted alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday.

And at a press conference at 2.30am local time today, Munich Police President Hubertus Andrae confirmed the force were probing a Facebook page which was offering free food at the McDonald's at the same time the gunman began his shooting spree.

Prairie coneflowers with Google effects

Look what Google Effects did to these prairie coneflowers that I photographed last month.


NBA All Star game pulls out of Charlotte because of same-sex bathroom bill

A quick glance at most of the stories about the National Basketball Association taking its All Star game out of Charlotte next year and you'll think it's because North Carolinians hate gays and have no problem discriminating against them.

Here's the real story: North Carolina passed a bill that confirmed the social precedent of the last 150 years or so, in other words, as long as there have been public bathrooms. Men use the men's room and Women use the women's room, regardless of the gender people think they are.

But the Gay Mafia, which as the ears of President Obama and his leftist followings, had a fit after the Tar Heel State enacted its bathroom bill. The NBA, not wishing to offend the GM and the .001 percent of the population that wants to change genders, announced yesterday that next year's All Star game will not be held in Charlotte.

Before the new Charlotte Hornets they were the Bobcats. I attended a game there. There were men's rooms, women's rooms, but no "whatever" rooms.

And no one was angry.

This was just four years ago.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

(Video) Newt at the RNC

Newt Gingrich, who is truly a great voice for conservatism and America, praised both the Republican Party and its 2016, Donald J. Trump.

It was a powerful speech--and a needed antidote to Ted Cruz's flame-out non-endorsement of this year's GOP standard bearer.

Trump Autumn is coming. Newt is ready.


(Video) Huckabee rips Cruz's "absolutely dishonorable moment"

Last night at the Republican National Convention Ted Cruz was given the opportunity to be a statesmen during his prime time address, when he could have endorsed the Republican nominee, who is of course Donald Trump.

But Cruz took the low road and didn't. Mike Huckabee said on Fox Nes this morning that is was an "absolutely dishonorable moment" for the Texas senator.