Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kafkaesqe confirmation process for Kavanaugh

From Rich Lowery in the New York Post:
If Franz Kafka had written about confirmation hearings, he couldn’t have come up with a better scenario than the one now unfolding in the US Senate.

Brett Kavanaugh, who the day before yesterday was an unimpeachable pillar of the legal establishment, stands accused of a heinous offense that it is almost impossible to definitively rebuilt.

Even if he is completely innocent of the charge that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at a high-school party 35 years ago, he will be forever considered guilty of it by some portion of the public. This is not due process, or any kind of decent process at all, but how the Senate conducts its business, especially if you are a conservative jurist on the cusp of confirmation to the Supreme Court.

A 51-year-old research psychologist named Christine Blasey Ford went public with the accusation in a Washington Post interview over the weekend, saying she feared for her life when the teenage Kavanaugh attacked her.

Mark Dice on Emmy Awards Leftist Bash: I Can't Take It Anymore

Last night's Emmy Awards broadcast turned into a series of leftist rants.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mark Dice: Guess Who! (Fake news coverage of hurricanes)

The fake news media can't even cover hurricanes without fakery.

Chiraq: 2 shot and at least 19 wounded over weekend

Two people were shot to death on the Southwest Side over the weekend in Chicago, one in Back of the Yards and the other in Brighton Park. Elsewhere in Chiraq at least 19 others were wounded.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide (Cover by Erin McAndrew)

Here's a great cover version of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" recorded by Erin McAndrew.

To follow Erin on Twitter click here.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Brother of ex-mayor who destroyed Chicago plans to run for mayor

On the flipside, Richard J. Daley, the legendary boss of Chicago, was a wiz at public finance.

Richie Daley was a dunce's dunce on money. Which is why Chicago has the worst-funded municipal pension plans over any major American municipality.

Chicago is the only big American city losing population. Tax increases to pay for pension largesse will do that.

From NBC Chicago:
Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley is expected to announced a run for mayor in Chicago Monday, nearly two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he would not seek re-election.

The decision, which his spokesman confirmed would be announced Monday, would make Daley the first candidate to formally launch a run for mayor in wake of Emanuel's political bombshell.

Waring Graphic: Stop the Bleeding in Chicago

Victor Maggio has come up with an idea to save lives of gunshot victims in Chicago--a trauma kit for police officers to administer on the scene of these crimes.

Click here to contribute at the GoFundMe page Maggio has set up.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mark Dice: Trump Blamed for Creating Hurricane!

The Washington Compost, Bill Nye the Leftist Guy, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the first people who owned a gas guzzling Hummer, are rightfully lambasted by Mark Dice.

Of, if President Trump could really create a hurricane, wouldn't have had one pound New England on Election Day in 20116?

Metra is a Madigan patronage hell hole

Metra station on Chicago's South Side
Nowhere in this article about Metra commuter rail service cuts does it mention that Metra is a den of patronage beholden to Boss Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).

From the Daily Herald:
Metra leaders gave riders a 2019 fare-hike holiday Wednesday but promised doomsday-scenario downsizing unless state funding materializes.

That could mean eliminating stations, trains and even routes, officials said.

"Absent adequate funding, Metra cannot survive in its current form," Chairman Norm Carlson said.

The solution is to convince Illinois lawmakers to turn on the tap for transit despite ongoing state budget woes, officials said. "We are the lifeline that holds the region together economically -- we get people back and forth to work," Carlson said.
Just last summer Madigan rammed through a massive state income tax hike. There is plenyt of money, right?

Madigan's reckless spending has destroyed Illinois.