Thursday, October 19, 2017

Trump's Great Wall prototypes on display in California

President Donald J. Trump did promise that his wall will by "yuge" and "beautiful."

Quid pro quo? IL congressman's son and brother on Kennedy payroll after endorsement

What we seem to have here is another Illinois coincidence, this one involves the family of a former Black Panther who now represents Illinois' 1st congressional district.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Congressman Bobby Rush's son and brother are working for Chris Kennedy’s gubernatorial campaign — their paydays coming just weeks after Rush endorsed the Democrat for governor.

Kennedy’s third quarter contribution report, filed on Monday, shows Jeffrey Rush — one of the congressman’s sons — has been paid $11,120.19 from the campaign with his first paycheck dated Aug. 16.

His brother Marlon Rush's first paycheck was on Aug. 4 for $3,000, with his pay now adding up to $11,354.31.

Kennedy announced Congressman Rush's endorsement on June 19 in a Chatham neighborhood restaurant — and it was seen as a substantial endorsement that could help bring in the African-American vote. Rush served with Kennedy's uncle Sen. Ted Kennedy, cousin Rep. Patrick Kennedy, nephew Rep. Joe Kennedy III and his brother Rep. Joe Kennedy.
Kennedy of course dismisses any connection with the Rush endorsement and the hiring his brother and his son. Rush could not be reached for comment, the Sun-Times says.

Illinois not being a right-to-work state killed Toyota-Mazda factory here

The trend for many years--and it's accelerating--is against forced-unionization. There are now 28 right-to-work states. Even Michigan, the headquarters of the domestic automobile industry, has seen the light.

Leave it to Illinois do cling to the failed policies of the past. And organized labor is a key fundraising cog for House speaker and Illinois Democratic Party chairman Michael Madigan.

Toyota and Mazda will be building a huge joint-plant in the United States. Illinois has not made the cut.

From the Rockford Register-Star:
Although the companies have not issued a statement, Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that Illinois has been deleted from the list of states under consideration for the $1.3 billion factory that will build both Toyota and Mazda models that use interchangeable parts. The new plant, wherever it is built, is expected to employ 4,000 people.

Illinois wasn't picked because of "a lack of shovel-ready sites and the state’s failure to adopt a right-to-work law," Crain's columnist Greg Hinz said.

The three states said to be in the running for the plant are believed to be in the South, and "all are right-to-work states," he said.
Driving the point home is this clip from
Illinois is surrounded by right-to-work states – Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky have enacted legislation that gives workers the right to opt out of union membership. There are 28 right-to-work states, and many Illinois business organizations, including its Chamber of Commerce, have called for the General Assembly to get something on the books.

The lack of right-to-work legislation might seem to put the state at a competitive disadvantage with some companies, but Rochelle's recent history tells a different story.

"Since I came here in 2005, Rochelle has brought in 15 industries, and not a single one of them has had a union workforce," Anderson said.
It appears that forced-unionization drives away business.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(PraegerU Video) Gun Rights Are Women's Rights

What is the great equalizer between the genders?

Well a gun is, of course.

Katie Pavlich explains.

Hillary now blaming UKIP leader Farage for her loss

Add former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage to the list of things and people that Hillary Clinton blames for her defeat last year.

Farage scoffs at Clinton and calls her "the high priestess of the globalist movement."

College tells people what not to wear on Halloween

A college in Connecticut, Wesleyan University, is telling students what not to wear on Halloween. In my youth I chose two easy costumes, an Arab and a bum--oops, make that a homeless person--that are on that list.

Add this list to your jam-packed file of dopey things coming out of so-called higher education.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Attention leftists: Pink Hat Run coming to Chicago

Trump Tower protest early this year
As I love to say, leave it to leftists to ruin and politicize everything. Running is my example today.

Do you have $40 to throw away? Then register for the Pink Hat Run in Chicago next month. That's pink hat as in pink pussy hat, you know, those wool caps that leftist women--and a few men--donned by left-wingers after the election of Donald J. Trump as president.

As I am the best shape I've been in for years, the Marathon Pundit was considering entering this race. I'd love to bag an age group award, preferably while wearing a Make America Great Again hat. But because leftists believe that we are all special and we are all equal--white males being the exception, of course--the Pink Pussy Hat event is a fun run, meaning there are no awards or prizes.

Among the beneficiaries for the Pink Hat Run include the National Organization for Women and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action.

The race--well, as you know it's not a race because just like in kindergarten "everyone wins"--will be held on November 4 near Chicago's Loop. There will be a 5k something and a 1 mile something else. But entrants receive a T-shirt and yes, a pink pussy hat.

Upon further review there will be prizes--for fundraising and "for great costumes or signage."

You know what? Maybe I will show up--with my camera.

Will there any posters decrying the sexual abuse crimes of Harvey Weinstein there?

Islamic State capital liberated

President Trump promised that we would be tired of winning during the campaign.

I'm not at that point.

From Reuters:
U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle.

The fighting was over but the alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias was clearing the stadium of mines and any remaining militants, said Rojda Felat, commander of the Raqqa campaign for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

A formal declaration of victory in Raqqa will soon be made, once the city has been cleared of mines and any possible Islamic State sleeper cells, said Talal Silo, the SDF spokesman.

The fall of Raqqa, where Islamic State staged euphoric parades after its string of lightning victories in 2014, is a potent symbol of the jihadist movement's collapsing fortunes.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Kurtz: Clinton’s Weinstein strategy backfires

Hillary Clinton, as Howard Kurtz tells us here, tried to deflect justifiable outrage again Harvey Weinstein, a longtime Clintonista and donor not just to her, but also to the Clinton Foundation slush fund, and of course the Democratic Part--onto President Donald J. Trump.

But then there is that unhappy history of Hillary's predator husband.

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