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