Saturday, April 18, 2015

(Photo) 1962 Volkswagen Beetle

Even when they were common, the Volkswagen Beetle seemed otherworldly.

Here's a 1962 VW Beetle in white and purple that I saw parked on Rand Road in Des Plaines, Illinois yesterday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Vintage street sign: Gun Club Road and US Route 6

When I take pictures I sometimes discover something else of interest during my pursuit. As was the case of this photograph east of Morris, Illinois during my autumn trip along the old Illinois & Michigan Canal.

Not only is the street sign of a classic design, take a look at the cross street of US Route 6 here: Gun Club Road.

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(Photo) US Route 6 in Channahon, Illinois

(MSNBC video) Hillary faces new questions about authenticity

The panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe discuss the lack of authenticity of Hillary Clinton. For instance, the 'spontaneous' meeting at a LeClaire, Iowa coffee shop included a former Barack Obama campaign volunteer who was driven to the event.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

(Video) Hillary didn't take a question or do an interview throughout Iowa rollout

The fawning coverage by the mainstream media of Hillary Clinton's now fabled "Scooby van" trip across Iowa left out something that Fox News didn't miss.

Watch as Ed Henry tells Bill O'Reilly that the woman who probably views herself as the modern Joan of Arc didn't take a question or do an interview during her Hawkeye State journey.

Muslims drown 12 Christians in Mediterranean Sea

Shocking barbarity on the high seas took place recently in the Mediterranean Sea.

From AP:
Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident.

Palermo police said they had detained 15 people suspected in the high seas assault, which they learned of while interviewing tearful survivors from Nigeria and Ghana who had arrived in Palermo Wednesday morning after being rescued at sea by the ship Ellensborg.

The 15 were accused of multiple homicide aggravated by religious hatred, police said in a statement.

NotReadyForHillary: Campaign to accept lobbyist and PAC contributions

After spending the last couple of days claiming to be a regular person who hangs out with regular people, Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign revealed that unlike the Obama campaign, hers will accept contributions from lobbyists and political action committees.

Of course the Clinton Foundation, that political slush fund that masquerades as a charity, will continue to collection contributions from foreign governments.

America: Do you really want four years of this crap?

(CNN video) Only openly socialist senator mocks Hillary for immigrant claims

Yesterday Hillary Clinton lied again--this time about her all of grandparents being immigrants. It turns out three out of four of hers were born in the United States.

Earlier today on CNN, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the only openly socialist member of the Senate, ribbed HRC for that comment.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SEIU spending millions of dues money on minimum wage protests

SEIU bosses at Occupy Chicago rally
The radical Service Employees International Union was the impetus behind today's allegedly widespread fast food worker strike that called for a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

From ABC 7 Chicago's Chuck Goudie:
According to federal records, the SEIU has spent nearly as much on its fight for a $15 minimum wage as it did in 2008 when the union spent $28 million helping get Barack Obama elected president.

As low-wage worker protests spread across Chicago, dozens of other big cities and college campuses, the demonstrations culminate a three year plan by SEIU.

For the SEIU, it is a plan that has been elaborate and very expensive, backed largely by the dues that its two million members pay. That plan cost nearly $50 million the past two years.

According to 2014 Labor Department records filed by SEIU officials, the union spent $24 million in that year alone on eight support organizations aimed at increasing wages for fast food and retail workers.
What's in it for SEIU? In the extremely unlikely event the leftist union organizes millions of retail and fast food workers, they will be able to deduct dues money from their paychecks.

What's in it for the members of the SEIU?

I don't know. Maybe SEIU members need a union to protect them from their union.

Reagan: Democrats see every day as April 15

Ohio, IL
While campaigning for reelection in 1984, Republican Ronald Reagan, the greatest president of the 20th century, compared his party to the Democrats:

"The main difference between ourselves and the other side is: We see an America where every day is the Fourth of July. They see an American where every day is April 15th."

True, very true. Think about that the next time you are voting.

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Business-as-usual: Another little-heeded fast food worker strike today

As I awakened this morning I learned that there would be another nationwide fast food worker strike today. Just as will previous strikes, I will drive past a dozen or so fast food outlets and I'll see that it is business as usual at these restaurants.

And just who will be these hundreds or-so strikers demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast food workers?

Full time leftists, that's who. And the radical SEIU is subsidizing these grass-root worker walk outs.

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On this day in 1955: First McDonald's Corporation restaurant opens