Friday, September 30, 2016

Annoyed Obama to gabby Bill Clinton as Air Force One is ready to leave: "Let's go!"

Bill Clinton would never been someone you would want to invite at your birthday party when you were a kid, because Bubba would think the party is for him.

From Good Morning America:
After the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former President Bill Clinton hitched a ride back from Israel today on Air Force One with President Obama.

Clinton has a reputation for running a bit late and it seems Obama was no deterrent. Video shows Obama standing in the doorway of the plane, motioning Clinton to hurry along and board the plane.

With no success, Obama walks off the plane onto the steps and calls out to the former president: "Bill, let's go! I gotta get home."
Bill Clinton finally did something useful. He annoyed Obama.

(Video) Trump ahead in 5 of 7 crucial battleground states

In five of seven battleground states Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton--the Trump states are Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and North Carolina. all but the last one Barack Obama won twice. Clinton leads in Florida and Pennsylvania.

(Video) The fallout from FBI director's investigation into Clinton

The FBI investigation of the Hillary Clinton email scandal is a farce.

And formerly pristine FBI director James Comey has proved to be a tool of the Obama White House.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Serious misstep: Arizona Republic deals with cancellations and threats over Hillary endorsement

Monument Valley, Arizona
In its pathetic endorsement of Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Arizona Republic, so-called conservative paper, which is owned by left-leaning Gannett, it brushed off her felonious behavior as "serious missteps."

Sure it briefly mentioned the email scandal and the Clinton Foundation slush fund, although it didn't refer to is as a slush fund.

But the AZ Republic left out of its endorsement explanation was Clinton's complicity in the Whitewater Scandal and the mysterious appearance of her law firm's records regarding that scandal mysteriously appearing in the White House living quarters, the Benghazi murders and the "it was the video" lie, Travelgate, the destruction of Blackberries and the wiping of hard drives  by her technical staff, her mishandling of classified information and lying about it--felonies, by the way, and blaming her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky as part of a "vast right-wing conspiracy."

The paper has received "threats," but won't specify what kind.

But is also has received subscription cancellations.


It's time to Make America Great Again--vote for Donald J. Trump.

(Video) Cavuto: Media far more fixated on making Trump look wrong

The dishonest mainstream media is obsessed with making Donald Trump look bad, but looks the other way in regards to the most dishonest person ever to seek the presidency, Hillary Clinton.

Neil Cavuto explains.

Chiraq: 2 dead in separate Eisenhower Expressway shootings

Eisenhower Expressway
Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side passes through the worse neighborhoods in the city. Even so, it's still a shock to learn that that there were too fatal shoots on the Ike just hours apart. At around 5:30am aspiring rapper Johnathon Ortiz was gunned down in his SUV near Laramie. He was later pronounced dead at a West Side hospital. His girlfriend was wounded but she is expected to recover.

About seven hours later and less than a mile away from the site of the Ortiz murder, Devon Almon was shot to death on the expressway near Central, he was declared dead at a suburban hospital. A male passenger was wounded in the same attack.

Illinois State Police say that there have been 41 expressway shootings in Chiraq in 2016.

During Monday's presidential debate, Donald Trump said about urban violence, "You walk down the street, you get shot. In Chicago, they’ve had thousands of shootings, thousands since Jan. 1. Thousands of shootings. And I say, where is this? Is this is a war-torn country? What are we doing?"

What are we doing?

(Video) Gold Star mother confronts Obama on his refusal to say "radical Islam"

In what was supposed to be a simple goodbye to the troops, President Obama was asked by a Gold Star mother, Tina Houchins, why he refuses use the words "radical Islam" to describe our terror enemies.

Obama told Houchins, whose 19-year-old son was killed by radical Islamic terrorists in Baghdad, that this issue is "sort of manufactured."

15 of 19: Congress overrides Obama veto, 9/11 families can sue Saudi Arabia

9/11 memorial, Des Plaines, Illinois
Never forget: 15 of 19 of the 9/11 killers were from Saudi Arabia.

From USA Today:
The House and Senate voted Wednesday to reject President Obama's veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism — the first successful override of a presidential veto since Obama took office.

The president had vetoed the legislation Friday because he said the bill — known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, or JASTA — would infringe on the president’s ability to conduct foreign policy. It was the 12th veto of his presidency.

But after an intense push by 9/11 survivors and families of victims who want to sue Saudi Arabia based on claims the country played a role in the 2001 terror attacks, even Obama's Democratic allies on Capitol Hill voted to override his veto.

The House voted 348-77, well above the two-thirds majority needed. The final vote tally in the Senate was 97-1. Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., cast the lone dissenting vote.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Fat-shamed" woman brought up by Clinton at debate accused of threatening to kill judge

Of course if you were unfortunate enough to have Hillary Clinton's moral--perhaps she has none at all--these accusations would not be a big deal.

From the Daily Mail:
Donald Trump went after 'Miss Piggy' Alicia Machado on Wednesday, and this time it wasn't about her weight – as the billionaire brought up an incident where the former Miss Universe allegedly threatened to kill a Venezuelan judge.

Trump was asked about Machado repeatedly during an appearance with host Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Wedesday night before a campaign rally in Wisconsin, just two days after he referenced her weight gain after Hillary Clinton brought up the fat shaming during a presidential debate.
As reported this week, Venezuelan judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor in 1998 publicly accused Machado of threatening to kill him after he charged her then-boyfriend Juan Rodriguez Reggeti with attempted murder. Machado was accused of being the getaway driver.

Chicago "monument to corruption," Morgan Finley, died last week

Here's more proof that only the good die young.

Former Clerk of the Cook County Circuit Court Morgan Finley, a Chicago Democrat, was called "a monument to corruption" by a judge, He died last week at 91.

Chicago and Illinois' corrupt nature didn't spring out of nowhere.

Mayor Richard J. Daley, the first Mayor Daley, was a mentor for Finley, who told him. "Never take a nickel. Just hand 'em your insurance card." Finley didn't stick with legal graft--he ignored Daley's advice.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Finley was the highest of 16 officials — including four aldermen — swept up in the Operation Incubator sting, where federal “moles” offered bribe money to politicians.

On Dec. 4, 1985, he was being served a stone crab lunch at Lake Point Tower by his friend, Michael Raymond, who handed a wad of money to Finley. Raymond, speaking clearly, for the benefit of the hidden FBI microphones, told Finley, "I got you the rest of the $25,000."

"For me?" Finley said, pocketing the cash.

At the trial, Assistant U.S. attorney Ira Raphaelson argued that Finley was "a hypocrite, a two-faced man, a man who had a dark side to his life, a man who sold his office."
Finley's legacy survives. Too bad.

(Video) Ingraham and Cain on the media disconnect in presidential race

The media says Hillary Clinton won Monday's presidential debate. But most of the post-debate polls say that Donald J. Trump was the victor.

The media is of course pulling for Clinton, as Laura Ingaham and Herman Cain tell us.

(Video) Ex-Obama advisor says Hillary's lack of support millennials is a "huge problem"

Hillary Clinton is lagging among millennials, especially compared to Barack Obama in four years ago. Former Obama advisor David Plouffe calls it a "huge problem" for Clinton,

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Close it now: Chicago State University has just 86 freshmen

Chicago State University is nothing but a jobs program, the college on occasion properly educates someone. Only 11 percent of its students graduate in six years.

Amazingly, Chicago State is a NCAA Division I sports school.

This college needs to close. Illinois has many other state universities that offer far better educational opportunities.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago State University — still reeling from a scandal in which its president got $600,000 in severance to leave the South Side school after only nine months on the job — has only 86 total students in its freshman class this fall.

That's less than a tenth of the size of its freshman class five years ago, when 1,058 first-year students enrolled, university figures show. And the 86 freshmen now on campus include part-time and full-time students, a university spokeswoman said.

Even with 211 students transferring in, the public university;s total enrollment has dropped to 3,578 — 2,352 of them undergrads, and 1,226 in graduate programs.

The number of students attending the school at 95th and King Drive has been dwindling for years. Two years ago, the school had 5,211 students and five years ago it had 6,882 students.
Essentially-bankrupt Illinois needs to contract--just as its population is contracting. CSU is a great place to start the slashing.

Throwing taxpayer money away at Chicago State was a longtime project of former Illinois state Senate president Emil Jones, Jr. who was a mentor for Barack Obama. There's an arena at CSU, the Emil and Patricia A. Jones Convocation Center, which seats up to 6,000--currently the school has only 3,600 students.

Internet outage in area

No cable or internet at my home. I may be dark for a while.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Chicago Teachers Union OKs strike, CPS bonds even junkier, enrollment down

Dunne School, South Side,
once attended by Marathon Pundit
Chicago Teachers Union strike votes are as predictable as Iraqi presidential elections when Saddam Hussein was misruling the nation. The results of the most recent one was announced this afternoon and surprising no one, the army of leftists masquerading as teachers, over 95 percent of them, voted to strike. Saddam would be oh-so proud of them.

In related news, also today Moody's further downgraded the rating of Chicago Public School bonds--they've been dropped from B2 to B3 with a negative outlook.

As I've remarked before, the struggle between the CTU and CPS reminds me of the Iraq-Iran War--you want both sides to lose.

But wait! There's more! Yes, also today CPS announced that enrollment in Chicago's government schools dropped 3.5 percent, which of course means fewer teachers will be needed.

Krauthammer on the debate: Tie goes to the challenger, Trump

I just finished watching the part of the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. While it was not the victory that I predicted yesterday at Da Tech Guy, it was a draw. But Trump did look presidentia--and not crazy--and amazingly Hillary Clinton looked healthy. In the post-debate analysis on Fox News, commentator Charles Krauthammer called it a tie--and that makes Trump, the challenger to the status quo, the winner.

After all, Hillary Clinton has been a politician for over thirty years. Trump, the newcomer, is challenging the old order. Even more voters will take him seriously as a candidate.

Trump Autumn continues.

(Photos) Come As You Are: Kurt Cobain's Aberdeen

During my Pacific Northwest trip we made our way to Aberdeen, Washington a Pacific coast harbor town on the Olympic peninsula and the home town of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

Last week the saw the 25th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough album, Nevermind, the grunge classic remains one of the most influential rock albums ever produced.

Cobain committed suicide in Seattle at the deadly rock and roll age of 27 in 1994, seven months after the release of their final studio album, In Utero.

Traveling east on US Route 12--Aberdeen is the terminus of the long road--you are greeted by this sign, "Welcome to Aberdeen--Come As You Are," which of course is a reference to that well-known song from Nevermind.

Aberdeen's next sign proclaims the town to be the Lumber Capital of the World. Not any more. More on that later.

This Craftsman house at 1210 E. First Street is where Cobain lived from 1968, when he was one, until 1976 when his parents divorced. In the early 1980s the future star moved back here, before leaving this home for good in 1984. Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, still owns the house, but has been trying to sell it since 2013. Her first asking price was $500,000. the most recent asking price is $329.000, which is almost three-times what similar Aberdeen homes go for. The house is vacant.

From vacant to abandoned. There are plenty of foresaken houses in Aberdeen.

Competition from government-subsidized Canadian lumber firms and the Great Recession have hit Aberdeen hard. In 2009 timber giant Weyerhauser closed two Aberdeen mills. Another one was shuttered in 2005.

Aberdeen's best days seem to be behind it.

After a couple of spells of homelessness, Cobain moved into this home at 408 W. First Street, owned by the Schillinger family, where he slept on a couch.

And that is the very couch that you see me sitting on. Aberdeen doesn't have a Cobain museum, this piece of furniture is on display at the Aberdeen Museum of History.

During his second stay in Aberdeen, Cobain would lie beneath the Young Street Bridge on the Wishkah River and dream. This place, which is now bordered by Riverfront Park and Kurt Cobain Landing, is a magnet for Nirvana fans. The sign reads, "In memoriam: From the muddy banks of the Wishkah."

The Nirvana song, "Something In The Way," was inspired by Cobain's time under Young Street.
Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets
And I'm living off of grass
And the drippings from the ceiling
It's okay to eat fish
'Cause they don't have any feelings.

That's the Blogger Laureate of Illinois at Kurt Cobain Landing.

Beneath the bridge.

Two years after Cobain's death a live Nirvana album, From the Muddy Banks of The Wishkah, was released.

Cobain's remains were cremated. One third of his ashes were sent to a Buddhist monastery in Tibet, one third stayed with his widow, Courtney Love, and the remainder were placed in the Wishkah River.

Related post:

My Mississippi Manifest Destiny: Johnny Cash's boyhood home

Chiraq: 8 dead and at least 43 wounded over weekend

Millennium Park
It was another bloody weekend in Chicago--but one of the murders is getting international attention because the victim was slain in Millennium Park in downtown, a popular location for tourists.

Peter Fabbri, 54. a father of two, had just attended a wine tasting Saturday night with his girlfriend and sister when he got into an argument with a 25-year-old. The disagreement became physical and the creep shot Fabbri three times. He was removed from life support Sunday evening.

The gunman fled the scene but was chased by Fabbri's sister. The creep stole a bicycle from a child but was caught by police.

The argument may have been about politics.

Including the Fabbri killing eight people were shot to death in Chiraq over the weekend and at least 43 others were wounded, mostly on the South and West Sides.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Judge robbed in Detroit on way to church

Aren't all of the criminals sleeping on Sunday morning in the Motor City?

Oh, sure it's Detroit, but Lafayette Park, which is just west of downtown, is one of the city's better neighborhoods. Even so, the judge was carrying a gun in her purse.

From the Detroit News:
A Detroit judge was robbed Sunday morning on her way to church by a man who told her he had a gun, Detroit Police said Sunday.

According to the police, the unidentified 69-year-old Detroit judge was approached by a man around 8 a.m. as she sat in her car in the 1500 block of Cherboneau Place near Orleans Street in Detroit's Lafayette Park. She was waiting for a friend to go to church services.

The man told the judge that he had a gun and asked the judge to hand over her purse. The judge complied, said Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Moreno, and the man took the judge’s purse containing a firearm, an undisclosed amount of cash and miscellaneous items and fled on foot.

“He told her he was going to shoot her if she didn’t give him her purse,” said Moreno. The judge was not injured in the incident, said Moreno.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit

From Da Tech Guy: Why Trump will win Monday's debate

Look for my latest post on the newly redesigned Da Tech Guy blog: Why Trump will win Monday's debate.

Turkish immigrant arrested in Seattle area shooting that killed five

The riots in Charlotte have obscured this story.

From the Daily Mail:
The suspect in the Washington state mall shooting was apprehended by police 30 miles from the scene of the crime in a 'zombie-like state' on Saturday evening.

Arcan Cetin, 20, an immigrant originally from Adana, Turkey, was arrested near his Oak Harbor home almost 24 hours after he allegedly opened fire in the make-up department of Macy's in Burlington's Cascade Mall, killing four women and one man.

At a press conference on Saturday evening after Cetin's arrest, police refused to 'rule out or rule in' terrorism.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Les Miserables movie: Do You Hear the People Sing?

In the biggest general election presidential campaign gaffe in decades, Hillary Rotten Clinton insulted half of the millions of Donald Trump supporters, calling them "a basket of deplorables."

Last Friday at a Trump rally in Miami, "Do You Hear The People Sing?" from the 2012 Les Miserable film played as the Republican nominee hit the stage.

Watch and sing along as the Deplorables meet an army--imagine those forces being the union goons that the Democrats hide behind.

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes.

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Trump Autumn is here.

Are you deplorable?

Classic car: 1964 Ford Thunderbird coupe

One definition of a classic car is that it must have a song written about it. Such is the case of the Ford Thunderbird, which was honored in Bob Seger's "Makin' Thunderbirds."

Here's a 1964 Thunderbird coupe in Arcadian Blue that I encountered last week.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Obama lied about learning of Hillary's private email account from media

Last year Barack Obama told CBS News that he learned about Hillary Clinton, his secretary of state, using a private email server from news reports.

But in another batch of emails released by the FBI today--we learn that Obama was emailing her, using a pseudonym, to her private, not government, email account.

Liar, liar, liar.


From Politico:
President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.

The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clinton’s closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker "

(Video) Trump keeps campaigning, Hillary MIA

The Hillary Clinton campaign says their candidates from the campaign trail is because she is preparing for Monday's debate.

Or is it because of her health problems?

Meanwhile, the indefatigable Donald Trump keeps campaigning

Hillary says she won't take brain test

A few days ago Hillary Clinton exhibited some crazy eye movement while speaking in Philadelphia--and then she cancelled her remaining appearances that day.

She was asked about that incident yesterday.

From the Sun:
Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has ruled out taking a brain test during a TV interview about the elevated risk of dementia among older people.

The under-fire Democrat said "there’s no need for that" when she was being grilled about having a check by ABC anchor Sarina Fazan during an interview in Orlando.

The calls for a test came after a bizarre video was posted on the internet showing Clinton looking ‘cock-eyed’. Doctors say eye problems can be an early sign of a degenerative disease.

Clinton, 68, at first joked when asked if she would take "some neurocognitive test" given the elevated risks for degenerative disease because of her age.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thugs who attacked IL state senator arrested, charged in Georgia murder case

Abandoned Havey gas station
Yes, Napoleaon Harris is a Democrat.

From CBS Chicago:
A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month.

State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his "overwhelmed" delivery crew a break late one night earlier this month, according to his spokesman Sean Howard.

Harris was trying to make a delivery at a house on 158th and Paulina in Harvey, but Howard said the whole order had been a ruse, and that four men attacked the senator when he arrived at the vacant house, which is up for sale.

Howard said the attackers didn't count on the victim getting the better of them.
Harris is a seven-year veteran linebacker from the NFL. The thugs tried to choke Harris, possibly fatally, but they gave up and ditched their Chevy Tahoe. Harris' description of the brutes led to their arrest. A blood sample found in the car led to tying them to the Georgia murder.

Related posts:

Charlotte public art: "Our biggest struggle with ourselves isn't knowing what is right, but doing what we know to be right"

When I was in Charlotte--great city, at least it was, by the way--four years ago I thought enough of this public art piece that I discovered in Uptown to snap a pic of it.

With a quill on top, it reads, "Our biggest struggle with ourselves isn't knowing what is right, but doing what we know to be right."

The riotous thugs in Charlotte need to follow this lesson.

Related post:

Charlotte, North Carolina in pictures

Chicago math: City net hirings of cops could be zero

The media is trumpeting and celebrating Chicago's announced hiring of 1,000 police officers who will face battle in the bloody streets of Chiraq. But many of the "new hires" will be current officers being promoted, Second City Cop explains. And the total number of cops retiring could end up being 900 for the year. What if it's more?

So those 1,000 new cops--sure, there will be new faces, but it will cost nearly $140,000 to train these new men and women in blue. And the police superintendent isn't saying where the money to train these crimefighters is coming from.

Folks, this is Chicago math. And this is how Third World nations are run. On lies.

(Video) Hillary embarrasses herself in mock interview in desperate millennial outreach

Here's another "What is she thinking moment?" for Hilary Clinton.

Zach Galifianakis hosts a mock interview show that is popular with millennials--so she appeared on his program, Between Two Ferns, because Clinton's struggling campaign is not generating excitement among young people. She has similar problems with middle-aged and elderly voters.

The mockuinteviewer, making the humorous assumption that secretary of state is really just an office assistant, asked the Democratic nominee, "As secretary, how many words per minute could you type? And how does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself, weak?"

He even played "a word from our sponsor," which was a Donald Trump commercial.

The interviewer concluded with this zing against Clinton, in a reference to her ongoing private email scandal, "What’s the best way to reach you, email?" Galifianakis queried.

Hillary Clinton, who appears to be sick or simply over-medicated here, awkwardly sat there in silence.

Does she have the right temperament to be president?

(Video) Black "protesters" beat white man during Charlotte riots, pull his pants down

These thugs are not protesters. And these criminals, after beating this white man, appears to have pulled his pants down.

And the poor guy is pleading to be left alone.

(Video) Unhinged Hillary: "Why aren't I 50 points ahead" of Trump?

In a video address to the Laborers' International Union of North America, the long-crime plagued union is holding a meeting in Las Vegas, an unhinged Hillary Clinton asked with desperation in her voice, asked about her race with Donald Trump, "Why aren't I 50 points ahead?"

I don't know if Clinton is acting irrationally because of documented health issues--or if it's because she sees defeat staring in her face--but let me post this query: Is this the type of person you want to be president?

Trump Autumn is here. Hillary Clnton is not ready.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Obama's America: State of emergency in Charlotte after second night of riots

Time Warner Cable Arena,
site of the 2012 DNC
Barack Obama's policy of dividing Americans into groups--with the deluded belief that he and only he can unite everyone--but while also playing grievance politics, is reaching its predictable end result. Urban riots are becoming commonplace occurrences for the first time since the late 1960s, when Obama's terrorist pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were running wild.

Charlotte--where the Democratic National Convention was held four years ago--is the latest violent outbreak.

Heckuva job, Barack. Heckuva job.

Related post:

Charlotte, North Carolina in pictures

(Video) Trump preparing to debate "two Trumps"

If reports are true that Hillary Clinton is preparing to debate two Donald Trumps--the brash New Yorker who may scream out "Crooker Hillary" is one, the other is the statesman, that is, the presidential Trump, then she's in big trouble. That means Trump has got into her head--and as anyone who has ever negotiated anything knows, if the person at the other side of the table is dominating your thought process, then you've lost.

Hillary Clinton clearly isn't ready for Trump Autumn.

(Video) After Bill Clinton got "hefty speaking fee," Clinton Fdn launched "project that helped big donor"

Bill Clinton makes a speech and collects "a hefty speaking fee," $260,000, from the Fragrance Foundation. Then the Clinton Foundation "charity" planted some lime trees in Haiti--that group got a cut from that deal.

The Clinton Foundation is nothing but a slush fund.

As for these "foundations," if Al Capone was alive he'd be running one. That's where the money is.

If you are okay with slush fund activity such as this one, then vote for Hillary Clinton in November.

(MSNBC video) For 4 painful minutes Clinton campaign mgr unable to answer questions on Syria

What kind of people does Hillary Clinton hire? That's an important question because if she's elected president, will she put someone like Robby Mook, her campaign manager, into a key position. If so, that's problem, as Mook was repeatedly asked on MSNBC about Clinton's Syria policy--and for four minutes, he couldn't answer.

Walmart looted in Charlotte riots; 16 cops injured

Charlotte's skyline
After Charlotte-Mecklenburg police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday--the police who were at an apartment complex looking for a man with an outstanding apartment--after Scott pointed a gun at them. Brown's daughter says he was holding a book.

Riots quickly followed in North Carolina's largest city where a Walmart was looted, objects tossed from interstate overpasses, and 16 police officers were injured.

This is Obama's America. People riot without knowing all of the facts and Dear Leader's flawed governing strategy of dividing Americans into opposing groups is reaping its predictable harvest.

Related post:

Charlotte, North Carolina in pictures

On this day in 1996: Bill Clinton signs anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act into law

It was twenty years ago today--September 21, 1996--when President Bill Clinton signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act. The law prevented states that didn't allow same-sex marriage from being forced to recognize gay unions from other states. Article IV of the US Constitution's Full Faith and Credit Clause would otherwise make those marriages a sea-to-shining sea legality.

Signing such a bill today would be called "deplorable" by Hillary Clinton, who opposed gay marriage until three years ago.

DOMA was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 2013, after which White House was arrayed in gay flag lighting.

Related post:

Opposed to gay marriage until 2013, Hillary now will make gay rights the center of her campaign

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

(Video) Sabato updates map in favor of Trump

Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics updated his Electoral College map and it shows a big tilt in Donald Trump's favor. He thinks Hillary Clinton't path to win is smoother, but the momentum is with the Republican newcomer.

(Video) Fox News' Stirewalt on poll numbers: Clinton is "falling apart"

Hillary Clinton's collapse continues. Now Michigan is in play for Donald Trump.

Fox News' Chris Stirewalt analyzes the poll numbers.

Trump Autumn is here.

(Video) Byron York: "Stark contrast" between candidates on terror

Fox News contributor Bryon York contrasts the stay-the-course approach to fighting terrorism against Donald Trump's aggressive policy on combatting terror.

Redditors think they've found Clinton email smoking gun

The walls are closing in on Hillary Clinton.

From LawNewz:
A group of redditors is convinced they’ve found a smoking gun in the Clinton email saga. They believe they’ve discovered posts from an IT specialist who was looking for advice on how to delete and remove content of "VERY VIP" emails. The dates of the post correspond very closely to revelations about the Clinton private email server. If true, the posts could provide more information into how and why emails ended up getting deleted from Clinton’s private email server. The redditors have already gotten the attention of the House Oversight Committee, which confirmed they are now looking into the matter.

The redditors believe the questionable posts came from IT specialist Paul Combetta who worked for Platte River Networks. The Colorado-based company was contracted by the Clintons to administer their private server. Combetta, who was believed to have deleted Clinton emails from the server, was granted immunity by the U.S Department of Justice during their investigation of the private server.

Researchers on Reddit believe Combetta posted to Reddit under the username ‘stonetear.’ Here is one of his posts from July 23, 2014:
Hello all- I may be facing a very interesting situation where I need to strip out a VIP’s (VERY VIP) email address from a bunch of archived email that I have both in a live Exchange mailbox, as well as a PST file. Basically, they don’t want the VIP’s email address exposed to anyone, and want to be able to either strip out or replace the email address in the to/from fields in all of the emails we want to send out.
I am not sure if something like this is possible with PowerShell, or exporting all of the emails to MSG and doing find/replaces with a batch processing program of some sort.
Does anyone have experience with something like this, and/or suggestions on how this might be accomplished?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Green Party prez candidate: Hillary more dangerous than Trump

While she's hardly joined the Trump Train, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein recognizes Hillary Clinton as the greater threat to this county.

Stein and I disagree on the reasons why, but we do agree that Clinton is dangerous for America.

From the Raw Story:
"Donald Trump, I think, will have a lot of trouble moving things through Congress," Stein says. "Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, won’t … Hillary has the potential to do a whole lot more damage, get us into more wars, faster to pass her fracking disastrous climate program, much more easily than Donald Trump could do his."

NYC terror bombing suspect charged with attempted murder of cops

Blue lives matter.

From CNN:
The man suspected in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey was captured on Monday after a frantic manhunt and shootout.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was charged with five counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer after a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park said. He is also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Authorities said Rahami is "directly linked" to bombings Saturday in New York City and Seaside Park, New Jersey, and is believed to be connected to pipe bombs found Sunday night in Elizabeth, New Jersey, sources said.

"We have every reason to believe this was an act of terror," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
But Saturday night de Blasio, a hardened leftist, refused to call the Manhattan bombing terrorism.

Of course de Blasio knows that Chelsea, where the bomb exploded, is a popular neighborhood for gays. Islamic fundamentalists are probably the most homophobic people on the planet.

(Video) Trump on terrorism:"We need to hit them harder over there"

While on Fox and Friends this morning, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said about the terrorists, "We need to him them harder over there."

What does Hillary Clinton have to say?

#Chiraq: 5 dead and at least 38 wounded over weekend

Division Street
Five people were shot to death over the weekend in Chicago, including a 19-year-old pregnant woman slain in a drive-by shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood, which was my last urban exploration spot. At least 38 others were wounded.

In a double shooting in the Division Street bar area on the Near North Side that is popular with tourists--which, by the way, is not as safe as most people assume--one of the victims died.

Chiraq violence is almost everywhere in the city.

Hey de Blasio: NYC bombs were terrorism, suspect IDed

Yesterday New York City's leftist governor, Bill de Blasio, refused to call Saturday night's bombing--and the placing of an unexploded bomb found nearby, terrorism.

New York's Democratic governor wouldn't call the bombings international terrorism.

Well, look who was wrong.

From the New York Pos:
A 28-year-old man is being sought in connection with the bomb blast that injured 29 people in Chelsea on Saturday night — and authorities are investigating the possible existence of a local terror cell, sources told The Post.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, a US citizen from New Jersey who was born in Afghanistan, could be armed and dangerous, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

"We need to get this guy in right away," de Blasio said on CNN. "My experience is once the FBI zeroes in on someone, they will get them."

The alarming possibility of a terror cell in New York and New Jersey emerged as the FBI launched a raid in Elizabeth, New Jersey, early Monday – hours after authorities discovered five suspicious devices, one of which blew up near a train station.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

(Video) Trump greets "Les Deplorables" to the music from "Les Mis"

Watch and sing along as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks on stage at a Miami rally to as "Do You Hear The People Sing?" from Les Miserables plays.
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

And the crowd did something they never do at Hillary Clinton rallies, it chanted "USA!"

Then Trump addressed his supporters. "Welcome to all you deplorables."