Sunday, September 30, 2018

Vandals spray paint "rape" at GOP headquarters in Rockford IL

Demoralized northern Illinois city Rockford, which seems like it is the setting of every depressing Bruce Springsteen song from the 1980s, has enough problems without some hooligan spray painting "rape" on the county headquarters of the GOP.

From the Rockford Register Star:
The Winnebago County Republican Headquarters was vandalized with sprawling spray paint of the words “rape” and “shame” all across the building at 515 N. Court St. downtown.

Rockford police officers at the building said the graffiti was spotted by an officer on patrol shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday.

“I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought to justice,” state Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, wrote on his Facebook page. “You are a coward for doing it unless you come forward!”

Reached by phone, Cabello said, “We can have a good spirited debate, but the minute you start to damage other people’s property, you’ve crossed the line.”
Also spray painted at the GOP HQ was 9/27/18, the day when Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh testified on the former's accusation of assault on the latter.

From Da Tech Guy, To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people

Yeah, we aren't ogres. Although Shrek makes it into today's post of mine at Da Tech Guy: To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dire Straits - Skateaway

Dire Straits, after a poorly received sophomore effort, came back in a big way with its follow-up, Making Movies. 

Here is "Skateaway" from that album.

Tucker on the Kavanaugh confirmation circus

A circus, yes indeed, that is what the Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process is.

And this circus is not led by a ringmaster--rather, it's headed by 11 clowns--the Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee.

On this day in 1918: A very bad day for the Central Powers in World War I

The Allied Powers seemed unstoppable on this day in 1918. In fact they were. On this day 100 years ago Bulgaria signed the Armistice of Salonica, exiting the fight. On the Western Front, the Hindenburg Line of Germany was broken by British, Australian, and American forces. in the Battle of St Quentin Canal.

Victory for the Allies was within reach.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Mark Dice: The Truth About Kavanaugh Circus

Yes, the leftist attacks on Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a circus.

Mark Dice points out that Sen. Dianne Frankenfeinsten (D-CA) knew about the assault allegations weeks ago.

And she said nothing to him when the pair met afterwards.

Left-leaning ABA calls for delay on Kavanaugh vote

The American Bar Association is calling for a delay of the Senate confirmation vote of Judge Brett Kavanaugh into an FBI investigation of the decades-old sexual assault allegations against him.

The ABS is left-leaning. The conservative Federalist Society used to conduct an ABA Watch on its web site.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Judge Kavanugh forcefully denies assault allegations

The attacks on Judge Kavanaugh are a leftist hit job.

From Bloomberg:
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh angrily, tearfully and "unequivocally" denied sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford, after she told senators at a dramatic hearing that she’s "one hundred percent" certain he is the one who attacked her when they were teenagers.

In testimony that turned the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into a partisan shouting match, Kavanaugh accused one Democrat of mocking him and listened while a Republican called the session an "unethical sham."

"I was not at the party described by Dr. Ford," Kavanaugh said as he tried to save his nomination in the face of public claims of sexual misconduct by three women. "This confirmation process has become a national disgrace."

"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process," Kavanaugh said. "I have been through hell and then some."

Something is Wrong with MSNBC and CNN

CNN and MSNBC are infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome, as this Mark Dice video tells us.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mark Dice: CNN caught red handed in "lIve" interview

How can CNN's Chris Cuomo conduct a live interview of someone at the same time MSNBC is interviewing the same person?

It's easy when you are a fake news peddler.

ICE says suspect in baseball attack on homeless in LA has been deported six times

Here's a story for the open borders crowd to chew on.

From Fox News:
The suspect who police say was behind a string of brutal baseball bat attacks on sleeping homeless men in Southern California that left three dead and several more in critical condition had been deported six times, federal immigration officials said Tuesday night.

Ramon Escobar, 47, who was originally from El Salvador, was arrested Monday after allegedly attacking a homeless man in Santa Monica. He was charged in connection to three murders and four attempted murders this month, ABC 7 reported.

Investigators believe Escobar-- who is thought to be homeless--used a baseball bat and bolt cutters to batter the seven men. A bat was recovered in Escobar’s vehicle, along with a pair of bolt cutters at the scene of an attack in Santa Monica, police said, according to NBC.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Escobar was removed from the U.S. six times between 1997 and 2011. After reentering the U.S. illegally, he won an appeal of his immigration case in 2016 and was released from custody.

On this day in 1918: Meuse-Argonne Offensive

It was 100 years ago today that the American and French forces began the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in northeastern France during World War I. Part of the 100 Days Offensive, the endgame was the defeat of Germany.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chiraq: man shot to death after chasing down SUV that struck cyclist


Still, I have to question the wisdom having an organized late night bike ride in dangerous neighborhoods. The woman hit by the SUV is being hospitalized and is in good condition.

From the Chicago Tribune:
A man was shot and killed after chasing down an SUV that struck a woman who was with a large group of bicyclists who ride through the city on Monday nights.

The 39-year-old man was in a car, recording about 100 members of the Monday Night Ride group, when the blue SUV hit the woman around 1:30 a.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The SUV sped off and the man chased it, catching up with it in the 600 block of East 76 Street. As the man argued with the driver, another car approached and someone inside fired, hitting the man twice in the neck, police said.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and pronounced dead.

Kavanaugh denies assault allegations in exclusive interview

In an interview aired yesterday on Fox News Judge Brett Kavanaugh denied the allegations against him.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

From Da Tech Guy, Review: Dark Tourist

I am a dark tourist too, as I discovered while watching a new Netflix program. From Da Tech Guy, Review: Dark Tourist.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Clash - I Fought the Law (Official Video)

The definition of a great cover song is making you, well almost, forget the original.

Sure, the Bobby Fuller Four original of "I Fought the Law" is iconic.

And so is the cover by the Clash.

No proof that "Lincoln hat" that Illinois-owned Abraham Lincoln Library paid $6.5 milliion was ever owned by Abe

The only thing Illinois is good at is wasting money. America's Venezuela owns the troubled library and museum.

From WBEZ:
A stovepipe hat that reputedly belonged to Abraham Lincoln is one of the most historically sacred objects displayed at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, but there’s insufficient evidence to prove it ever actually belonged to the former president.

That’s the finding from a previously undisclosed FBI analysis and another report obtained by WBEZ. They were part of a highly secretive effort to authenticate the hat by the foundation charged with acquiring artifacts for the Lincoln museum.

The efforts by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation involved a DNA assessment by the FBI and a report by top curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Chicago History Museum. Those historians ultimately encouraged the Lincoln museum to “soften its claim about the hat.”

The focus of all the attention is a beaver fur hat in Lincoln’s size. It is the $6.5 million centerpiece of a major $25 million acquisition of Lincoln artifacts in 2007 by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, a nonprofit that operates independently of the Springfield, Illinois museum.
The library and museum is seeking a state bailout from bankrupt-in-all-but-name Illinois.

Related posts:

Friday, September 21, 2018

In 1992, Cory "Spartacus" Booker admitted to groping a high school classmate and issued a call for sexual respect

Oh the things the other side gets away with. Hey, at least the Washington Post is covering this story about "Spartacus." But it won't be six or seven reports a day, as it is with the Brett Kavanaugh accusation.
When he was in high school, Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat and possible White House contender, groped his classmate. He reached for her breast, and when she swatted his hand away, he made another attempt.

The incident resurfaced this week as Booker joined calls for an FBI investigation into the allegation of high-school-era sexual assault leveled by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

But the skeleton in Booker’s closet seized on by outlets such as Fox News and the Daily Caller wasn’t really in his closet. The senator himself chose years ago to air the issue, marking a notable contrast with instances in which accusations of impropriety burst forth as a result of media investigation or opposition research.

Did you notice? Dow hit a record high on Thursday

Lost among the media scrum of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation is this new: The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high on Thursday.

I am still not tired of winning.

On this day in 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by Senate to be SCOTUS justice

Oh, things were more civil back in the day. On this day in 1981, the first justice President Ronald Reagan nominated to the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor, was approved unanimously by the US Senate.

O'Connor was of course the first woman to serve on America's highest court.

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

1968: When the left killed civility

Thursday, September 20, 2018

From Dems Push Assault Story for Kavanaugh, But Ignore Rep. Keith Ellison

I smell hypocrisy. Ellison, is a leftist two-fer. He's a Democratic congressman from Minnesota who's a Muslim and black.

Form Dems Push Assault Story for Kavanaugh, But Ignore Rep. Keith Ellison.

Oh, there is more from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse.

Ellison is the Democratic Farmer Labor (the Gopher State version of the Dems) candidate for state attorney general.

Dershowitz: Kavanaugh accuser needs to testify under oath

Liberal Alan Dershowitz, a retired Harvard law professor, believes the woman who is accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of a sexual assault that occurred while the two were in high school, needs to testify under oath.

Ocasio-Cortez Still Can’t Tell How She’ll Pay For Her Socialist Agenda Months After Winning Primary

Wow. CNN's Jake "Fake Jake" Tapper suddenly remembers that he's a journalist and asks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the leftist candidate for Congress from New York City, how she plans to pay for her $40 trillion plan for socialized medicine and other left-wing dreams.

She was unable to answer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Do you wonder why Chicago is broke? Deals like the one for the Obama Center in Jackson Park: 99 years for $10

Of course the Obama Center is the presidential library without any books or documents.

As for Chicago. this is the city that sold off its parking meters for 75 years for $1.15 billion--and that revenue was spent almost immediately.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration will send the City Council two ordinances on Thursday to seal a 99-year deal to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park.

City Hall officials involved in the negotiations with the Obama Presidential Foundation briefed reporters on Tuesday with the actual written legislation not available because it was still being finalized.

One of the ordinances includes the agreements between the foundation and the city, which includes the foundation paying the city $10 for the 99-year pact; the other ordinance clears the legal way to plow under Cornell Drive from 59th Street to Hayes Drive to be reconfigured as green space on the Obama campus. The closing of Cornell has been controversial.

Last May and June, the Chicago Plan Commission and City Council approved the zoning and authorized the Obama development under the Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection ordinance.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:

A visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and a look back

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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Benghazi hero: Obama's remarks are a 'slap in the face'

Barack Obama, in a speech last week, derided Congress for "embracing wild conspiracy theories" regarding the Benghazi terror attacks in 2012.

So says the man whose administration peddled a story that a Z-list YouTube video inspired the murderers.

A hero from September 11, 2012 calls Obama's recent comments "a slap in the face."

Mark Dice: Megyn Kelly Finally Figured It Out

Megyn Kelly sent a reporter to speak with a real person--and they discovered that not everyone in America is stuck on the liberal echo chamber of Trump-Russia.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Morning Schmoe's 9/11 op-ed: Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could

MSLSD's Joe "Morning Schmoe" Scarborough is desecrating the memory of the 9/11 victims on the 17th anniversary of these horrific attacks.

Read his Washington Compost op-ed if you must:

Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could

Trump on 9/11: America will never ever submit to tyranny

Our president gave a moving speech in Shanksville, Pennsylvania a few hours ago.

"America will never submit to tyranny," he said.

(Video) Emails show Google tried to help elect Clinton

Fox News' Tucker Carlson talks about the so-called Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.

But the mainstream media is ignoring Google's attempt to sway that election to favor Hillary Clinton.

More from the Washington Examiner:
A newly revealed tranche of emails between Google executives reportedly details how the company supported rides for Hispanic voters in the 2016 election, which one executive characterized as being an effort to boost turnout for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

According to an email chain between Google executives obtained by Fox News' Tucker Carlson and Breitbart News, Google’s Multicultural Marketing development head Eliana Murillo sent out an email the day after the 2016 election detailing that Google had “supported partners like Voto Latino to pay for rides to the polls in key states,” which she characterized as a “silent donation.”

“We even helped them create ad campaigns to promote the rides (with support from HOLA folks who rallied and volunteered their time to help),” Murillo said. “We supported Voto Latino to help them land an interview with Sen. Meza of Arizona (key state for us) to talk about the election and how to use Google search to find information about how to vote. They were a strong partner, among many in this effort.”

“Ultimately, after all was said and done, the Latino community did come out to vote, and completely surprised us,” Murillo wrote in the email. “We never anticipated that 29% of Latinos would vote for Trump. No one did. We saw headlines like this about early voter turn out and thought that this was finally the year that the ‘sleeping giant’ had awoken.”

9/11 seventeen years later--never forget!

We must never forget what 19 savages did 17 years ago.

Monday, September 10, 2018

(PragerU) What Is Net Neutrality?

Net neutrality is a scam. Thankfully President Trump, fulfilling a campaign promise, dumped it.

Make the Internet Great Again.

Mark Dice on Cory Booker: What a Hero!

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) added to the bad political theater during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings by claiming to be in violation of Senate rules--and declaring "I am Spartacus"--when he boasted about releasing documents about President Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court.

But the documents, which weren't explosive by the way, had already been cleared for public release.

Booker: What a zero.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

(Video) Maggio News attends Ingram Angle Chicago Town Hall

Watch as Victor Maggio, along with Gianno Caldwell, speak at Laura Ingraham's Chicago town hall.

Much more than I do, Maggio regular travels through Chicago's worst neighborhoods. "When you go into these neighborhoods you see vast swaths of land empty--empty," Maggio tells the Fox News host here.

Maggio is calling for Rahm Emanuel, and of course whoever his successor is, to incentivize these desolate stretches of Chicago to bring back industry.

This was the Ingram's first town hall.

From Da Tech Guy: Review, season two of Ozark

I completed the second season of another Netflix series, as I report at Da Tech Guy. Review: Season two of Ozark.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Kinks: Death of a Clown

Ray Davies was the main creative force of the Kinks but his younger brother, Dave, wrote a few songs, including "Death of a Clown," from their overlooked album--in America at least--Something Else.

Tucker: Obama gets severe Trump Derangement Syndrome

Barack Obama was at my alma mater, the University of Illinois, this week to collect some award that I never heard of until now.

Dear Leader, as do other leftists, suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome. But as Tucker Carlson points out, Obama reminded Americans why voters chose Donald J. Trump to replace him.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Mark Dice: He Disappeared

While I'm not a supporter of Alex Jones, I'm concerned that since he's now banned-for-life on Twitter, I'm concerned that Twitter may go after other users who don't follow the liberal line.

Like me.

Great again: 201,000 jobs in August, unemployment rate remains at 3.9%

The economy keeps winning.

From USA Today:
Hiring rebounded in August as employers added 201,000 jobs and the labor market continued to defy worker shortages and U.S. trade battles. Yearly wage growth hit a nine-year high.

The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.9 percent, the Labor Department said Friday.

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 195,000 payroll gains.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Facebook censors PragerU video defending masculinity

PragerU videos, which I regularly show on Marathon Pundit, offer right-of-center--not extremist--explanations of history and social trends.

But because PragerU doesn't kowtow to the leftist god, the PragerU channel is regularly demonetized on YouTube and censored on Facebook.

Tucker Carlson reports on the latest left-wing attack, by the latter, on free speech.

Related post:

(PragerU) Make Men Masculine Again

The Left is Crazytown

No one ever, ever, sees conservatives acting in such an unhinged manner.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

(Photo) Endangered in Illinois: Black-crowned night-heron at the Chicago River

I was in Chicago's Loop on Sunday where your state Blogger Laureate discovered a black-crowned night-heron perching on a railing on the Chicago River Walk.

This water fowl is endangered in Illinois.

The birds and beasts simply love me.

(PragerU) Left or Liberal?

Dennis Prager does a pretty good job explaining the difference between leftism and liberalism. He leaves out one important item. The Democratic Party is in the process of being taken over by leftists.

Mark Dice: Is This a Joke?

For the, I don't know, tenth time liberals believe they have found the magic bullet that will sink the Trump presidency. This time it's Bob Woodward's latest book, Fear.

Mark Dice also looks at the leftist meltdown during yesterday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Patriots burn Nike-branded clothes after Colin Kaepernick named as face of Just Do It campaign

Leftist marcher in
Chicago last month
I wore my first Nike shoes in the late 1970s--the waffle--when they were almost impossible to find in stores.

I'm done with Nike.

From the Daily Mail:
Just hours after Colin Kaepernick was announced as the face of Nike's new Just Do It campaign, people began to protest.

Nike customers upset at the decision took to Twitter and shared videos of them destroying their apparel.

Many clips showed people setting their sneakers and clothes on fires while others cut their socks.

John Rich, one half of the country band Big & Rich, said their soundman, a former Marine, had cut off the famous swoosh logo from his socks.

NBC's Chuck Todd Thinks He's Figured It All Out

Meet the Depressed's UpChuck Todd can't ascertain that a majority of Americans see the mainstream media as biased.

He's living in his own leftist bubble.

Breaking: Rahm not running for reelection as Chicago's mayor

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, is s surprise announcement, says he won't be running for reelection in 2019.

"This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime," Barack Obama's former chief of staff said just now at City Hall.

Police finally allowed to do their jobs: 12 expressway-blocking protesters arrested in Chicago

Kennedy Expressway
Bureaucrats got out of the way of the Illinois State Police as they were allowed to perform their duties.

From Fox News:
A dozen anti-violence protesters were arrested in Chicago on Monday after they tried and failed to block an expressway that leads to O'Hare International Airport, police said.

Organizer Rev. Gregory Livingston said that the purpose of the march was to bring attention to the lack of investment in neighborhoods where the bulk of Chicago shootings have unfolded.

State troopers blocked the ramp leading to Kennedy Expressway and warned protesters that they would be arrested if they didn’t turn around. Police arrested Livingston in the midst of all the chaos after he refused to turn back. "Arrest me," he told police.
Now its up to prosecutors and judges to allow the legal process to run its course. Which to me means no dropping of charges and if the accused are found guilty, no suspended sentences.

On this day in 1918: Paul Harvey born

Before there was Sean Hannity, Dennis Prager, and Rush Limbaugh, there was Paul Harvey. His traditionalist and conservative message was a voice in the wilderness, and his show for decades was broadcast from Chicago, which hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1931.

Harvey was born on this day in 1918.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

From Da Tech Guy: 1968, When the left killed civility

Leftists keep complaining that Donald Trump has eliminated civil discourse in politics. But they destroyed it. From my post at Da Tech Guy:

1968, When the left killed civility