Sunday, August 28, 2016

2 Chiraq brothers, gangbangers on parole, charged in Wade cousin murder

Community after community in Arkansas and other southern states are dominated by gun owners. Somehow people there manage not to slaughter each other.

Chiraq is different. Chicago doesn't have a gun problem, it has a street gang problem.

From ABC Chicago:
Two brothers were charged in connection to the murder of Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four and cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, police said.

Derren Sorells, 22, and Darwin Sorells, 26, were both charged on Sunday, according to a tweet from Chicago Police Communications Director Anthony Guglielmi. Both are documented gang members and on parole.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is expected to speak about the charges at 11:30 a.m.

Aldridge, 32, was pushing a stroller when she was hit by a stray bullet Friday afternoon in Chicago's Parkway Gardens neighborhood. Investigators said Aldridge was an innocent bystander and not the intended target.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

(Video) Media ignoring attacks on Trump backers

Yes, the Hillary Clinton-loving media is ignoring attacks on supporters of Donald J. Trump.

Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Just three days ago I was in Kurt Cobain's bleak hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, which I will cover in a future post.

But today being Saturday I thought I'd look back at their legendary video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit."

(Photo) Mount St. Helens and a 1983 Volkswagen Vanagon

What is better than a photograph of a classic automobile and a photograph of an active volcano?

Well, one with both, of course!

Last week I visited Mt. St. Helens and parked in the viewing area was a 1983 VW Vanagon.

While the owners of this minivan are from Massachusetts, there are loads of similar classic vans throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Related posts:

Friday, August 26, 2016

NBA star's cousin shot to death in Chiraq while pushing baby stroller

United Center after a Bulls win
I'd be shocked if there was not a street gang tie-in to this latest incident of pointless carnage in Chiraq. But guns, not the sociopaths who fire them, will get the blame.

From CBS Chicago:
A 32-year-old mother of four — a relative of Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade — was fatally shot while pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon on Chicago's South Side.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. in the 6300 block of South Calumet, outside Dulles Elementary School. Police say the victim was pushing the stroller when gunfire erupted.

Chicago Police Deputy Chief James Jones says the victim — identified by family as Nykea Aldridge — was an "innocent party to this senseless shooting."

"She was just leaving Dulles School, walking down the street, and as she was walking down the street some type of altercation occurred that did not involve her. Shots were fired during this altercation, and subsequently she was shot and taken to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries," Jones told reporters Friday evening.
Wade, a longtime member of the Miami Heat and a 12-time NBA all-star, is a South Side native who later moved to the city's south suburbs.

Trump plans speech at Detroit church

Abandoned Detroit home
The day after a clearly desperate Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a racist, the Republican's campaign announced that he will speak at a Detroit church next weekend.

My guess is that one of the topics Trump will bring up is the how the Democratic Party has failed urban areas and African Americans.

Detroit has not had a Republican mayor in over fifty years.

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit

My 2008 Cairo, Illinos posts

The Daily Mail has a front page article about today about how nature is reclaiming Cairo, Illinois. Below you will find my entries about the nearly-dead town at the southern tip of the state.

My 2008 Cairo entries:

(Video) Univision's Ramos says neutrality not always an option for journalists

Univision's anchor Jorge Ramos, an amnesty and open borders advocate, told Fox News' Megyn Kelly that neutrality is not always an option for journalists.

Thanks for this one piece of honesty, Ramos.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Seattle-area teacher staged violent attack on himself

This is not a victimless crime, as a KIRO-TV reporter tells us that "the staged crime cost citizens countless investigative hours." And extra security was added to the suburban Seattle high school after the "attack." That show of force was not free either.

Classes were cancelled for a day after the "crime."

Police said Thursday a Bothell High School teacher who said he was assaulted from behind in his woodshop classroom last May staged the attack himself.

Cal Pygott said he was working on a loud machine in his classroom and wearing ear muffs May 19 when someone came from behind and hit him hard enough that it knocked him out. He said he woke up with a zip tie around his neck, and the attack left his face red and swollen.

Another staff member found Pygott stumbling outside the classroom, removed the zip tie and called 911. Pygott was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police said he did not sustain serious injuries.

Police said Thursday evidence, including a hammer, the zip tie, blood, and a piece of butcher paper with the words "This man is not God" written on it, and fingerprints were collected from the scene. Detectives also conducted several interviews.
The lying teacher may face charges for is fabrication. I certainly hope that the school will begin the likely arduous process of firing Pygott. Right now he's on administrative leave.

(Video) Morning Joe panel ridicules "pathetic" defense of Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation is a political organization, not a charity, even though it does some charitable work every now and then.

Watch as MSNBC's Morning Joe Panel bash those that defend this corrupt group.

John Heilemann of Bloomberg brings up a very good point about how many left-leaning media outlets are calling for the "farming out" of the little chariatable work that the Clinton Foundation does to other organizations. But of course that won't work for the Clintons because those efforts won't be about them, and of course the Clintons will lose this important influence-peddling outlet.