Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Kennedy collapse in latest Illinois Dem guv poll

Kennedy
Chris Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, has a million dollar name but has performed like a rookie league baseball flop as a gubernatorial candidate.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A new poll puts State Sen. Daniel Biss trailing billionaire philanthropist/entrepreneur J.B. Pritzker — with just six weeks until the March primary.

The We Ask America poll of 811 likely voters was taken Jan. 29-30 and shows Pritzker ahead at 29.79 percent, followed by Biss at 17.43 percent. Businessman Chris Kennedy was in third with 11.50 percent. And it shows that 37.95 percent of those polled are still undecided. The rest: Tio Hardiman, 1.73 percent; Bob Daiber, 0.87 percent; and Robert Marshall, 0.74 percent.

Biss fared well in suburban Cook, the collar counties and in Chicago, but had just 3.86 percent of voters in downstate Illinois, according to those polled. Kennedy, however, is faring the best downstate.

Pritzker’s poll numbers show his message is getting out throughout the state, with the highest numbers in downstate Illinois.
Kennedy's performance in last week's Chicago debate was a colossal failure, which tops off a disastrous January.

Oh, well, at least he can look back at his nephew Joe's rebuttal speech after President Trump's first State of the Union address.

Uh, you know, maybe not.

Biss is an arrogant state senator from Evanston, also known as Portlandia East. He's the darling of the far-left. As for Pritzker, a scion of the family that founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, he's the choice of the Democratic establishment, Boss Michael Madigan and his cronies. You know, the douchebags who destroyed Illinois.

Related post from Da Tech Guy:


I want to Bring Back Illinois, which is why I support Jeanne Ives for governor

Mark Dice on the Dems at SOTU: They're Not Happy About It!

Last night President Donald J. Trump gave his first State of the Union address.

Why are the Democrats scowling? Because America's is stronger and more prosperous and the Republicans are responsible for this state of affairs.

Gutfeld: Trump is winning and the Dems and the media can't admit it

Watch as Greg Gutfeld explains the two-against-one attack on President Trump. The two are the Democrats and their media allies--the one is the president.

And Trump is winning.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mark Dice: It's Happening!

In a shocking twist, for a moment CNN"s Chris Cuomo forgets that he's a left-wing propagandist and acts like a journalist when questioning the typically bewildered Nancy Pelosi about the House memo on FBI investigatory abuses against Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.

Gowdy: Recovered FBI texts show the 'fix was in'

Trey Gowdy (R-SC), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, speaking of the texts between Peter "Stroke" Strzok and his mistress, fellow FBI agent Lisa Page, says that the "fix was in" regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton regarding her misuse of emails while using a home-brewed server as Barack Obama's secretary of state.

Monday, January 29, 2018

(PragerU) Fix Yourself

Jordan Peterson, a best-selling author and clinical psychologist, speaks to unhappy people, including a leftist-protester, who blame others for their happiness.

Instead, start with yourself.

Mark Dice on the Grammys: I Can't Take Any More!

Mark Dice "took one for the team" by "sitting three three-and-a-half hours of this pop culture poison." What was so toxic? Why the politicized Grammy Awards.

"The hightlight of the night for the mentally enslaved masses was when Hillary Clinton's corpse was dug up" to read an excerpt from the discredited anti-Trump book Fire and Fury.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

SCOTUS set to deliver major financial setback to public-sector unions

Good news may be coming soon from the US Supreme Court, perhaps the best news since Donald Trump was elected president.

From USA Today:
The nation's powerful public employee unions stand to lose membership, money and political muscle at the hands of the Supreme Court this year. The only question appears to be how much.

On the court's docket next month are fees paid in 22 states by police, firefighters, teachers and other government workers who decline to join unions that must represent them anyway. But much more is at stake in a nation with declining union membership and growing economic inequality.

After three tries in 2012, 2014 and 2016, the high court is poised to reverse its own 40-year-old precedent and strike down the so-called "fair share" fees as unconstitutional. The 1977 ruling said workers did not have to pay for unions' political activity. The verdict expected by June would allow them to contribute nothing at all.

If the court's five conservatives vote the way both sides anticipate, public employee unions in traditionally Democratic states in the Northeast and West will lose those workers and the fees they pay. Other lawsuits could follow if workers are allowed to band together and seek refunds for fees already paid.
Public-sector unions are nothing my government working to create more government--screwing over taxpayers. The public-sector union pension bomb is destroying states such as Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Illinois.

From Da Tech Guy: The fall of Chris Kennedy in Illinois

The Kennedy dynasty very likely won't take root here. From my post at Da Tech Guy: The fall of Chris Kennedy in Illinois.





Saturday, January 27, 2018

Is this really a Las Vegas club's WiFi password? Fuckdonaldtrump?

The rest of the Marathon Pundit family is in Las Vegas--I'm trying to keep Illinois the evils of Democratic Party Boss Michael Madigan.

Okay, on the latter I haven't done a very effective job. On the other hand, Madigan was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives when over 40 years ago when I was eight years old.

Back to Vegas. Intrepid cub reporter Little Marathon Pundit snapped this photograph at Oddfellows in Las Vegas.


Okay, is Oddfellows being pranked? Is "fuckdonaldtrump" really the WiFi password for its guests?

If so, it's a long-running prank, as a July, 2017 Yelp post shows that fuckdonaldtrump was the password then.

Oh, once again, I can only imagine the uproar if a public establishment had a similar password about Barack Obama during his presidency.

To my fellow patriots visiting Las Vegas: Choose wisely how you spend your money.

The Trump economy is booming. Vegas suffered terribly during the Great Recession. 

Jeanne Ives: The Choice For Republican Voters In 2018 for Illinois Governor

Bruce Rauner has been a colossal disappointment as governor of Illinois--he's another milquetoast Republican who can't control Democratic Party boss and House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago.

Jeanne Ives promises real change for long suffering Illinoisans. For four straight years Illinois has suffered from negative population growth. Ives promises a better future.

As for Rauner, he says he's "not in charge." It's time to put someone in the governor's mansion who will be--and someone who is not in the pocket of Boss Madigan.



From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I want to Bring Back Illinois, which is why I support Jeanne Ives for governor

The abandoned homes of Detroit's Grand Meyer neighborhood

Detroit has some well-known neighborhoods, Delray, Grixdale, and Virginia Park come to mind.

Grand Meyer, on the West Side is not so well known. There is no Wikipedia entry and the usually helpful Google Maps turns up nothing.

But Detroitography, which created the Detroit neighborhoods map, is also a spectacular cartographic guide for me. Which is how I learned of Grand Meyer's existence.


You just know I had to start with a couple of ravaged American Foursquares, but with a twist. In the foreground is a Detroit rarity, an Italianate dwelling, also forsaken.


If visiting a gang temple is on your bucket list, you will find this Michigan bungalow at 11666 Indiana.


Two houses down is this blue-green former beauty with a collapsed porch.


The epicenter of Grand Meyer is the intersection, pictured here, of Grand River (Michigan State Route 5), Fullerton, and Meyers Road. What happened to the "s" in Grand Meyers?

Based on the faded wording on the sign, the Fountain of Life Ministry has folded or moved away, which was probably was the home of a bank back in the day.



Once again here is your beloved Blogger Laureate of Illinois in front of a preferred Detroit camping spot.


Perhaps a house divided can indeed stand.


The stairway to broken dreams.


Isn't this a pitiful site? The Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church at 12728 Grand River Boulevard is still open. But because, I assume, of multiple break-ins it is built like a fort.

Click here if you'd like to donate to the church.


What's better than one gang temple in a blog post? Well two of them of course! Yes, that says "Welcome 2 the Jungle," although the graffiti may have nothing to do with the Guns N' Roses song.

Let's walk inside! Is anyone home?


No one is here. Axl has left the building. 


There is a tree, probably a mulberry, growing from this Michigan bungalow's staircase. 


But sports perseveres.


There's a sign on this American craftsman. What does it say?


It reads, "This building is being watched. Stop Halloween arson. Report suspicious activity, call 911."



Oops, too late for this place.

At least there is a chimney for Santa Claus.


A few photos up we saw a church that was built like a fort. Here's a liquor outlet--they're called party stores in Michigan--with the same defense strategy. But unlike the house of worship, the H&S Castle at 10035 Plymouth Road is closed for good.


As my most recent Detroit urban exploration series winds down, now is an ideal time to wax on the serendipitous glory of Lonely Planet's second-highest rated vacation destination for 2018. Was I looking for Grand Meyer to snap these pics? No, as you read earlier, I never heard of Grand Meyer until I left it. How did I find it? I just pulled off of I-96, the Jeffries Freeway. Looking for ruins is that easy in Detroit. And fun too.


Didn't Eminem's character in Eight Mile work in a Home Depot?


Earlier we had a mulberry tree growing out from a staircase. Out front is another Detroit alien weed tree, a Siberian elm.


C'mon in, the door is open!


Gas station shacks such as this one, probably an old Sunoco establishment, were common in the 1960s. Very few exist, because the filling stations have been expanded or torn down for something else.

There is a time capsule feel to much of Detroit.

Note that the fencing has been stolen by scrappers, only the posts remain.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #7 2017

South Shore used to be Chicago's premier South Side section, now it's Number Seven in Bloody Chicago's Ten Tem Most Violent Neighborhoods.

My friend Victor Maggio digs deep into the history of South Shore, where my father grew up by the way, then he moves into the unhappy present, zeroing in on the Terror Town section of South Shore, then ending the video with chilling footage of a carjacker firing at police as he attempts to flee in a high speed chase.

Blue state pension blues: Rhode Island, Connecticut and Illinois are the "worst possible states to live in"

What do Illinois, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have in common? All three are deep-blue states with massive public pension problems brought on by the Democratic party's organized labor wing, public sector unions.

From the Daily Mail:
If you live in Illinois, Connecticut or Rhode Island, the chances are you know someone who is not happy. Not happy at all.

Around a quarter of the population living in these regions have described them each as the 'worst possible state to live in', according to a Gallup survey.
Of the top ten "happy" states, six voted for Donald Trump in the last election. Of the remaining four, Trump came very close to winning New Hampshire and Minnesota, and he won an electoral vote in Maine after gathering a majority of the vote in one of two of that state's congressional districts.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

After denying it for days, Schumer admits Democrats shut down government over illegals

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is something you find under a rock.

Proof of that can be found in this MSNBC clip where ha admits to Rachel Maddow that the Democrats shut down the government over the illegal alien "dreamers."

What about the needs of American citizens and those living here legally? Schumer and the Dems across see the DACA people as future leftist voters.

Thank You President Trump

Mark Dice presents a bunch of testimonials in praise of President Trump.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

(PragerU) I'm Gay...Conservative...So What?

Is it possible to be gay, Christian, and a conservative?

In this most recent PragerU video, Townhall's Guy Benson answers that question.

Off duty Chicago Police detective carjacked at gunpoint

Bucktown is a fashionable neighborhood.

From ABC Chicago:
Two people stole the vehicle of an off-duty Chicago Police detective at gunpoint Tuesday morning in the Bucktown neighborhood on the North Side.

A 43-year-old man was sitting in his black 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee at 11:29 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Wolcott when two males wearing overalls and hoodies walked up and demanded the vehicle at gunpoint, according to Chicago Police.

The man complied and the suspects drove away west in the stolen Jeep, police said.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Drain the swamp and expose Peter Stroke's "secret society"

The swamp doesn't need to be simply drained. It needs to be paved over too.

From Fox News:
Two top FBI officials under fire for exchanging anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 election spoke of a "secret society" the day after President Trump's victory, according to two lawmakers with knowledge of the messages.

Peter Strzok -- a top counterintelligence official involved in both the Hillary Clinton email probe and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe -- exchanged more than 50,000 messages with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was romantically involved.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said Monday that among the messages the pair exchanged are references to a “secret society” within the Department of Justice and the FBI.

"We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of [Trump's] election, that there may have been a secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI -- to include Page and Strzok -- that would be working against him," Ratcliffe said Monday on Fox News' "The Story with Martha MacCallum."

House: Release the anti-Trump memo!

Yes, my patriotic friends, it is time to release the memo!

From the Weekly Standard:
Top House Republicans met Saturday amid mounting calls for the release of a memo about alleged surveillance abuses by federal officials, a document that Democrats describe as a partisan stunt meant to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller.

House Intelligence Committee (HPSCI) chairman Devin Nunes met with House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte in part to discuss the possibility of publicly releasing a four-page memo that Republicans say outlines politically motivated abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Lawmakers have been hesitant to detail the contents of the classified memo, which was authored by GOP staff. But reports indicate that it addresses the extent to which law enforcement officials relied on information from ex-spy Christopher Steele, whose 2016 research was partially financed by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in obtaining a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

HPSCI Republicans voted Thursday to allow the full House to view the memo in a secure area of the Capitol. So far, about 180 Republicans and 10 Democrats have viewed the document, and the trio of Republican chairmen is encouraging more members to go read it, according to a GOP source. Democrats on the panel, meanwhile, have uniformly accused Republicans of wanting to release the document "for the political purpose of spreading a false narrative and undermining legitimate investigations." The panel's top Democrat, Adam Schiff, described the memo as "rife with factual inaccuracies."
If Adam Shiftless says the memo is inaccurate? Then it's probably truthful.

Mark Dice about Morning Joke: He Really Did This!

In today's video Mark Dice looks away for a bit from CNN and explores a bit at MSLSD, oops, make that MSNBC. The host of Morning Joke, Joe Scarborough, has a band, and in his flat out of tune voice he sings a tune about, you guessed it, President Donald J. Trump.

About Trump protesters he spews,
Once in your life you may get the chance to stand,
Against a column of tanks.
And exactly how many tanks were confronting the pink pussy hat marchers over the weekend, Joe?

Also included is a bit where MSNBC reporter Joyless Reid admonishes a fellow leftist for using the words "illegal alien" instead of the left-wing approved "undocumented immigrant."


Monday, January 22, 2018

Mark Dice on the partial government shutdown: It's not supposed to be funny

The always entertaining and insightful Mark Dice looks at some of the chicken-little coverage from CNN on the partial government shutdown including the warning that Earth is more vulnerable to an asteroid strike because some government offices are closed.

Chiraq: 6 killed and at least 22 wounded over weekend

Halsted Street in West Pullman
Mild weather this weekend fueled hot tempers in Chicago. Six people were shot to death and at least 22 others were wounded.

Two men were murdered near Belmont and Central on the Northwest Side in a drive-by shooting. On the Southwest Side, a man was found dead in the driver's seat of a Chrysler in West Lawn.

The other shootings happened on the South Side. One in South Shore, one at a bus stop in Englewood and the last one was a man shot multiple times while driving on Halsted Street in West Pullman.

Among those wounded, four where shot in drive-by outside a birthday party in Humboldt Park, and a woman and five-year-old girl were shot by someone in another car in Belmont-Cragin--all on the Northwest Side. And in Englewood on the South Side a man was grazed by a bullet while riding on a CTA train.

Your mother was right--sometimes it's better--and safer--just to stay home on the weekend.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gutierrez comes out in favor of Trump's wall in exchange for DACA deal

Trump supporters in Chicago
Wow, today an uncharacteristic bit of common sense came from Luis Gutierrez.

From ABC Chicago:
A Democratic congressman said President Donald Trump's key campaign promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would be a "monumental waste of taxpayers' money," but Democrats should go along with it if means Republicans would agree to grant legal status to immigrants known as "Dreamers" who came to this country illegally as children.

"I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayers' money, and it's to build a monument to stupidity and it's just idiotic," Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" Sunday.

"Having said that, if that's what it's going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in the country ... in a safe place and put them on course to full integration in our society... I say pay it," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez, who is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, likened the president's demands for a border wall to holding the "Dreamers" hostage. And, he predicted that Republicans would suffer in the midterm elections as a result.
As a GOP defeat in November, the Dems predicted that would happen during the 2013 partial government shutdown. The following year the Republicans captured the Senate and in 2016 Donald Trump won the presidency.

From Da Tech Guy: Trump Year 1, yes he’s a conservative

He didn't campaign as one but we have a conservative president in Washington. From my weekly post at Da Tech Guy: Trump Year 1, yes he’s a conservative.




Saturday, January 20, 2018

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #8

"On its face Roseland is the nicest of all of the top ten most violent neighborhoods in Chicago" the narrator says in the latest Bloody Chicago series by my friend Victor J. Maggio."This neighborhood is a mystery because it goes against all of the usual arguments on what is causing this constant violence."

Roseland, which is on the Far South Side, is number 8 in Bloody Chicago's rundown of Chiraq violence.

Yes, this is where I lived as a small boy.

Maggio recalls the history of Roseland--which was one of the last Chicago neighborhoods to fall victim to race-based blockbusting. White residents were the losers--and so were the black newcomers. The unscrupulous real estate agents made out like the bandits that they were.



My look at Roseland:

(Photos) Abandoned homes of Chicago's violent Roseland neighborhood and my look back

(Photos) The abandoned homes of Chicago's violent West Pullman neighborhood (or Roseland part two)

Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Beyond Belief

Elvis Costello and the Attractions best album was Imperial Bedroom. Watch as they perform its opening track, "Beyond Belief," in 1983.

On this day in 2017: Trump inaugurated

It was year ago today when Donald J. Trump became the first person sworn in as president who was not a public office holder or a general.

America--and the world--is a much different place.

And a better one, in my opinion.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The abandoned homes of Highland Park, Michigan

"Get off my lawn" is the meme line that came out of Clint Eastwood's elegiac 2008 film Gran Torino.

Most of the movie was filmed in Highland Park a suburb of Detroit that save for a sliver adjoining Hamtramck, is almost entirely surrounded by the Motor City.


The home of Eastwood's character, Walt Kowalski, was an American Foursquare similar to this one.

An arson scene from 8 Mile was filmed in Highland Park.


But until Gran Torino, Highland Park's name was linked to, no surprise, the automobile industry. Pictured here is the former Highland Park Ford Plant, another work by architect Alfred Kahn. As I noted in my previous Detroit post, about Milwaukee Junction, the first Model T was manufactured at the Ford Piquette Plant, but productions was perfected here. "Probably no factory changed life in 20th century America as much as the Highland Park Ford Plant," the National Park Service says on its Detroit site. By the late 1920s, despite the sprawl of this complex, Ford outgrew it and moved its automobile production to its still-operating River Rouge complex in Dearborn.

Ford later built tractors here and during World War II in produced M4A3 Sherman tanks. Ford ceased automotive manufacturing in Highland Park in the 1950s.

What was once the world's largest factory is now a warehouse for the Henry Ford Museum and clothier Forman Mills.

For many years Chrysler's headquarters was in Highland Park, where it was founded. Chrysler moved out in 1993, taking 6,000 jobs to Auburn Hills.


I noticed many new houses in Highland Park. So far so good? Not here. Notice the board-up job on the one on the right and the broken windows on the closer home.

As you probably ascertained by now, I arrived in Highland Park shortly before dusk.


Amazingly, Highland Park's population peaked in 1930, when 52,000 people lived here. Now only 11,000 do.


That is not a Native American mound. Beneath that grass is the rubble of an old house. This is what is known as an urban prairie, something I encountered in Brightmoor.

Over 90 percent of Highland Park residents are black, less than one percent of them are Asian. Gran Torino was originally set in Minneapolis, which has a very large Hmong population, the Hmongs of course were the people Eastwood's character befriended in the movie.

Wikipedia says that an astounding 87 percent of those living in Highland Park are single--the highest of any town in Michigan.

Violent crime is a serious problem in Highland Park.


Behind that heap of wood rubbish is another one of those new Highland Park homes--vacated, yes.


Here's a pair of forsaken houses.


Yes, I have to include the obligatory Detroit-area burnt-out house shot.


Highland Park's best days are way back in the past and I don't see a turnaround coming. Like Brightmoor in Detroit, it will remain in its coma for a generation or more.

Yep, up there are two more quite new homes--that are boarded up. Not even new construction can save Highland Park.

Mark Dice on Newsweak: This is Not a Joke!

Yesterday was yet another bad day for Newsweak, oops, make that Newsweek. The once prestigious magazine published an article by a Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig, who claims that not only can President Trump be removed from office but he can replaced by Hillary Clinton.

Mark Dice explains the insanity.

There is mental illness among Ivy League professors. A Yale psychiatry professor, Bandy X. Lee, is making the rounds on the anti-Trump media screaming that the president is mentally ill, even though she has not examined him or even met him.

Also yesterday, Newsweek's offices were raided. Probably because of an unpaid tax issue involving a co-owner.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tucker to Chicago alderman: "What a loathsome little demagogue you are"

Fox News' Tucker Carlson challenges Chicago alderman George Cardenas (12th) in discussion about the city's near-insolvency--which the City Council member denies--and whether Cardenas has an obligation to serve citizens first over illegal aliens, of which there are many in Cardenas' ward.

After Cardenas alludes that Carlson believes he should take car of citizens first, telling the host, "You want me to just guess [who they are] because they happen to be blue-eyed and blond?" Carlson fired back, "What a loathsome little demagogue you are to say something like that."



Chicago is a sanctuary city, Cook is a sanctuary county, and Illinois is a sanctuary state.

Mark Dice: Trump's Fake News Awards

Mark Dice analyzes President Trump's Fake News Awards for 2017, which not surprisingly CNN--the Clown News Network--dominates.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Illegal Immigration: What Liberals Used to Say

National Review looks back at the leftist Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Barack Obama who decried illegal immigration.

CNN doctor who has never examined Trump: President has heart disease

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, said yesterday about President Donald Trump's health records that were released this week, specifically his coronary calcium score, "So the president has heart disease--those numbers qualify him for having heart disease."

Where was CNN's "chicken little" act when Barack Obama, the first president to smoke cigarettes since Lyndon B. Johnson, was in office?



What about genetics, Gupta? Trump's mother passed away when she was 89, Trump's father died when he was 93.

The president is 71.

Curry not surprised about Lauer allegations

On the other hand, why didn't she speak out sooner?

From USA Today:
In her first television interview since leaving NBC in 2015, Ann Curry told CBS This Morning about the organization's "climate of verbal harassment."

Curry, who co-anchored the Today show with disgraced host Matt Lauer from 2011 to 2012 as part of over 25 years with the company, spoke for the first time Wednesday about the sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media worlds, calling them "overdue."

"We clearly are waking up to a reality and injustice that has been occurring for some time," she said. "I think it will continue to occur until the glass ceiling is finally broken. This is about a power imbalance, where women are not valued as much as men. I'm not talking about people being attracted to other people. I'm talking about people in a workplace who are abusing their power and women and men are suffering. And I think the fact that people are speaking out is important, and the fact that we are moving against this imbalance of power is absolutely overdue."

When pressed by CBS This Morning hosts Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell about Lauer, Curry didn't say her former co-host's name, with whom she had a notoriously rocky working relationship, but alluded to her unceremonious departure from the Today show in 2012.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mark Dice: Whoops! That Didn't Work!

The Worst so-called journalist on CNN--and the bar is very low on the fake news network--is Don Lemonhead. Oops, make that Don Lemon. In the latest Mark Dice video, watch as Lemon is aghast as he can't get Dr. Martin Luther King's nephew--after much badgering--to label President Trump a racist.

(PragerU) The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

Carol Swain of Princeton University reviews the long history of the Republican Party fighting for the rights of minorities and women in this most recent PragerU video.

I am still not tired of winning! Dow passess 26,000 in record time

The Trump Boom continues.

Who else besides me is still not tired of winning?

From Fox Business:
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 26,000 point milestone at the opening bell on Tuesday, in a record-setting seven sessions.

The latest 1,000 point milestone move broke the previous record of 23 sessions when the Dow moved from 24,000 to 25,000 points.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #9

My good friend and premier citizen journalist Victor Maggio presents the next installment of his Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago series. Number 9 is the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, which gets its name from a once very hazardous railroad intersection. Unfortunately, Maggio tells us it is rival street gangs that plow into each other there now.

And while Grand Crossing is only ranks in ninth place it is burdened by"Chicago's most violent city block--O Block--at 64th and King Drive," says Maggio, who in unafraid to videotape these crime scenes--at night.

Mark Dice: Celebrities Are Here to Help

Some doofus in Hawaii pressed the wrong emergency alert button--wronging warning the islanders that a ballistic missile was about the hit paradise.

What do a couple of celebrities do, namely Jamie Lee Curtis and Jim Carrey do?

They blame President Trump.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

CNN's Sh*thole Circus - Uncensored Compilation from Mark Dice

Rather than being a news network, CNN has transformed itself into an anti-Donald Trump screech collective that goes into orgasmic glee at any opportunity to attack the president.

The latest example is the report that Trump in a private meeting referred to Haiti and African nations as "sh*thole countries.

CNN is not angry--they are overjoyed.

From Da Tech Guy: Shrinks present latest plot to remove Trump from office

As I explain in my latest piece at Da Tech Guy, even mental health "professionals" are suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome: Shrinks present latest plot to remove Trump from office.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Illegal alien arrested for threatening to kill passengers on Greyhound bus in Wisconson was deported before

Downtown Chicago
President Donald Trump wants to build a wall at our southern border, right?

Such as wall might have prevented this scumbag from returning.

From the Daily Herald:
A man accused of threatening fellow passengers aboard a Milwaukee-to-Chicago Greyhound bus Friday evening now is in custody, officials said.

Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, of Chicago, has been charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, the Racine, Wisconsin, sheriff's department said during a news conference Saturday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Vargas-Rosas does not have legitimate status in the United States and had been previously deported to Mexico in 2012 for traffic offenses.

Milwaukee County dispatchers were first alerted at 9:41 p.m. Friday when a fellow bus passenger called 911. The caller said Vargas-Rosas was arguing with another passenger and later made threats to kill "everyone on the bus" while making a motion to his waistband as if removing a gun, officials said in a news release.
Chicago, where Vargas-Rosa lives, is a sanctuary city. Cook County, where Chicago is the seat, is a sanctuary county.

Illinois is a sanctuary state.

Ray Davies: The Getaway (Lonesome Train)

Going back ten years, watch and listen to Ray Davies perform "The Getaway (Lonesome Train)" from his album Other People's Lives.

In 2016 Trump praised Haiti & Haitian-Americans, saying they :Add so much to our country"

Two years ago then-candidate Donald Trump hailed Haiti and Haitians.

Friday, January 12, 2018

ILL-inois: Candidate for state attorney general robbed at gunpoint in Chicago during photo session

Illinois bicentennial flag
on the bottom
Well, if the point that Aaron Goldstein is trying to make that Chicago has a crime problem, then he succeeded.

Oh, Goldstein lives in Albany Park, so he should know the turf.

Goldstein is a former public defender, so of course society is to blame, but not of course leftist law enforcement policies.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein and a camera crew were robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon while filming in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood.

The robbery happened at 3:24 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany, according to Chicago Police. A group of suspects approached Goldstein and four of his staff members, displayed a weapon and demanded their property.

“All my staff acted calmly and courageously and did the right thing by handing over their property to the robbers,” Goldstein said in a statement Friday. “Most importantly, none of us was harmed.”

Goldstein said they were filming for his campaign when the three young men approached from behind and one of them pressed a gun to his side, Goldstein said in his statement. The robbers made off with the crew’s phones, camera equipment and other property.

Detroit's Milwaukee Junction

If see Detroit as simply the Motor City and nothing else--then the most Detroit-ish neighborhood of them all is Milwaukee Junction.


Ford's Model T was first built here at 461 Piquette Avenue in 1908. The Ford Piquette Plant is now a museum. I visited on a Tuesday--a day that the museum is closed. In 1910 the much larger Highland Park Ford Plant assumed Model T production.


This is a 1917 Model T. This photograph was taken in 2014 near Marathon Pundit world headquarters in Morton Grove, Illinois.

According to Google Maps, the borders of the L-shaped Milwaukee Junction neighborhood are the Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94) on the southeast, John R Street on the southwest, Grand Boulevard up to the Chrysler Freeway on the northwest. Then the L reaches up to Clay Street, and finally, the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant on the northeast completes Milwaukee Junction.


The neighborhood gets is name because the Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway and the Chicago, Detroit and Canada Grand Trunk railroads joined here. The tracks are still there, albeit under the Grand Trunk Western Railroad name.

These apartments are located just a block from our next structure.


Above is the long-abandoned. Fisher Body 21 plant at 700 Piquette, which opened in 1919. Originally automobile manufacturers were engine and chassis people. The body of the car, where the driver and the passengers sit, was farmed out--and Fisher Body, which had its roots in the carriage business, received the lion's share of the business. In 1926 General Motors purchased Fisher Body, the division's "Body by Fisher" logos appeared on all GM vehicles, usually in the rocker panel, until the mid 1990s.

In my first visit to Detroit three years ago I was able to walk into the Albert Kahn-designed factory and climb the stairs to the top, which I did, while avoiding a likely mugger who was standing in another stairwell. Urban exploration is very hazardous, my friends. But the stairway I used in 2015 was partially blocked off and the windows in it were blacked out.

You can read by initial report here.


A room with a view/


The Fisher Body eyesore can easily be seen from both the Ford and Chrysler freeways.

According to Detroitirbex. Fisher Body 21 is considered contaminated even though over $1 million has been spent on cleanup.


Farther down Piquette on the other side of the Chrysler is the former American Blower factory. This photograph was snapped in 2015. That ugly building can be seen from both interstates too.


What's a Motor City urbanex post without a Detroit sidewalk shot?


Or one without a Detroit alley shot?


Under Mayor Mike Duggan demolitions have accelerated. Many Detroit buildings are too far gone to be saved, some, such as Fisher Body 21, fit into that category but are too costly to raze.

Oh, way on the left is the Fisher Building. After the Fisher brothers sold their company to GM they used the money from that deal to build the art deco landmark, which was also designed by Albert Kahn.


By all accounts Milwaukee Junction's future is bright. The redevelopment in adjoining New Center, where the Fisher Building is, positioning Milwaukee Junction as Detroit's next hot neighborhood. The development on Beaubien Street is ahead of the curve.

Soon Detroiters will be bombarded by "Hot MJ Loft Apartments" ads.

You heard it here first.