Thursday, October 18, 2018

MAGA hat man at the supermarket

In the leftist Chicago area I've never seen anyone wearing a red Make America Great Again hat besides myself--and I only wore it briefly at the anti-violence march that briefly shut down Lake Shore Drive on Chicago's North Side this summer.

Until this afternoon, that is.

At a supermarket in one of the suburbs next to mine, an tall elderly gentleman was wearing one this afternoon.

"I love your hat," I told him.

"Thanks," he replied. "But earlier today when I was at [name of retailer omitted] some young creep said to me, 'You got a lot of nerve wearing that hat in here.'"

He continued, "I'm a retired cop with a conceal and carry license, I pointed here," he explained.

"Here" was a leather holster, which he slowly unzipped a bit.

Sure enough, there was a handgun inside.

"That punk got real quiet," he exclaimed.


Patriots, when you see someone wearing a MAGA hat, thank that person. Show some love.

What about failing schools schools? Left out of this analysis on job growth not benefitting local urban residents is rotten system

AP has a detailed story on how some cities enjoying healthy job growth, such as Atlanta and Charlotte, don't see locals, particularly African Americans, finding work. Left out of the analysis are the failures of government-run schools in the inner city. The school systems are largely employment and retirement programs for the teachers and bureaucrats.

Mark Dice: Grandma Gives NBC Reporter A Reality Check

An NBC reporter somehow left his safe zone in Manhattan and traveled to the New York City Republican stronghold of Staten Island where he confronted a feisty grandmother and some Donald Trump supporters.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ILL-inois: 10 black and Latino staffers for Dem guv candidate Pritzker file suit claiming racial discrimination

Illinois bicentennial flag
on bottom
JB "Jabba" Pritzker, a tool of the Boss Michael Madigan machine, is limping into Election Day in Illinois.

Too bad Bruce "RINO" Rauner's scorched earth Republican primary campaign means there is no one respectable opposing Prtizker in on the Republican side.

From NBC Chicago:
With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, 10 black and Latino staffers for Democratic candidate for Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker filed a civil lawsuit against his campaign on Tuesday alleging repeated racial discrimination and harassment.

The staffers claimed in the lawsuit that most minority employees of the campaign were "herded into race-specific positions" and "received less favorable treatment than their white counterparts" while allegedly enduring "overt and invidious racial discrimination."
Wow, a Democrat allegedly is playing identity politics in the workplace.

Who would've thunk that?

Alaskan village with biggest increase in voter turnout to receive $10K--but not white majority towns

Indigenous Alaskans tend to vote Democratic. White Alaskans lean Republican. So it's troubling that a group is offering money to villages comprising of First Alaskans is only eligible for a voting turnout prize.

From Must Read Alaska:
The Native village with the highest increase in voter turnout will receive a prize of $10,000 for its school from the First Alaskans Institute. European-heritage settlements need not apply.

That is according to an Alaska Native who works at the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, although no announcement has been made by the First Alaskans Institute on the organization’s website.

Three members of the Walker Administration sit on the 10-member board of the Institute: Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, Al Kookesh, a special assistant to the governor, and Valerie Davison, commissioner of Health and Social Services. Elizabeth Medicine Crow is the CEO and president.
The runner up village receives $5,000--bot prizes end up with local schools.

Apparently, according to Must Read Alaska, this cash-for-votes is not illegal.

Why hasn't Chicago come up with a scheme like this?

Since Must Read Alaska's post, the story has a new twist. Bill Walker, an independent, is Alaska's governor. He's up for reelection. His running mate until yesterday was the aforementioned Mallott, a Democrat and the incumbent lieutenant governor. It would seem that Mallott would have a conflict of interest here as he sits on the board of the vote-rewarding group. But yesterday Mallott unexpectedly resigned over "inappropriate comments." The nature of those comments has not been made public although a spokesman for the governor says the remarks involve an "inappropriate overture to a woman."

It's easy to see why so many reality shows are set in the Alaska.

Thanks to an Alaska resident for sending this story tip.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mark Dice: Guess Who's Back!

It's Brian Stelter, CNN's so-called reporter.

NBC botches story about Trump and Robert E. Lee, corrrects it after media runs with it

Trump Derangement Syndrome is effecting the mainstream media's ability in covering the president.

From the Hill:
President Trump on Sunday accused the media of “purposely” changing the meaning of his comments on Robert E. Lee.

In a tweet, Trump claimed that his comments about the Confederate general were “actually a shoutout” to Ulysses S. Grant.

“NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant,” Trump tweeted. “Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!”
NBC News originally tweeted that Trump called Lee “incredible,” but later posted a corrected tweet noting that the “incredible” comment was about Grant, not Lee.
The Hill shows the correction Tweet from NBC, but I thought James Woods' comments add much needed context.
But before the correction much of the media reported on Lee's "incredible" remark. Which of course never happened.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dave Edmunds - Ballad of John & Yoko

As with nearly every Beatles single was, "The Ballad of John and Yoko" was hit. But this one, for a clear reason--hint, the answer is in the title--is rarely covered.

But the great Dave Edmunds found it worth performing.

And so he did.

Byron York reacts to Clinton surrendering security clearance

Hillary Rotten Clinton surrendered her security clearance yesterday.

But was it about to be yanked anyway?

Byron York talks about it.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Don Lemonhead calls Kanye West's visit to Oval Office "a minstrel show"

Oh, the things the other side gets away with.

From Mediaite:
CNN’s Don Lemon tore into Kanye West‘s Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump, incensed by what he called an embarrassment to the African American community and America itself.

“What I saw was a minstrel show today,” Lemon said Thursday during an interview with his colleagues at the network. “Him in front of all these white people, mostly with people, embarrassing himself and embarrassing Americans, but mostly African Americans because every one of them is sitting either at home or with their phones, watching this, cringing. I couldn’t even watch it. I had to turn the television off because it was so hard to watch.”
Near the end of his remarks, Lemon said the artist changed after the death of his mother, remarking his mom would have been disturbed by his behavior and “is rolling over in her grave.”

Mark Dice: Media Losing Their Minds Over Kanye-Trump Meeting

"This is white supremacy by ventriloquism," said one MSLSD guest about Kanye's West meeting President Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday."

There are many more unhinged reactions that Mark Dice covers here, including fired CNN debate question leaker Donna Brazile's Tweet that West has set "us back 155 years."

What happened 155 years ago? The Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kanye West says “Trump is on his hero’s journey right now," leftists freaking out

Sure, Kanye West is a work in progress, as we all are. While he has some crazy ideas, such as suggesting President Trump attend the next Super Bowl with Colin Kaepernick, and he did curse in the Oval Office, but West could also be on his own hero's journey  too.

From the Washington Times:
Professing “I love this guy” and giving President Trump a big hug, rapper Kanye West visited the White House Thursday to discuss his ideas about criminal-justice reform and unifying Americans.

“Trump is on his hero’s journey right now,” Mr. West told reporters during a meeting in the Oval Office. “He might not have thought he’d have a crazy motherf–— like [me]” as an ally.

He credited Mr. Trump for negotiating with North Korea to abandon its nuclear-weapons program.
The hero's journey term was popularized in the second half of the last century by the work of Joseph Campbell, who was a conservative by the way.

West is rough around the edges but he's not a moron.

Meanwhile on a CNN panel, some nobody politician, Bakari Sellers. said of West Tuesday on Don "Lemonhead" Lemon's CNN show, "Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don’t read." Another member of that left-wing roundtable, Tara Setmayer, labeled West the "token Negro of the Trump administration."

Oh, the things the other side gets away with.

Leftist Lemonhead: The protesters who harassed Cruz were 'people who are upset,' it wasn't mob behavior

CNN's Don Lemon, the lemonhead who once mused on air that a black hole in space might have devoured Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two nights ago refused to call the mob who shouted at Ted Cruz as he and his wife tried to have dinner in a Washington restaurant, a mob. Lemon claims that the First Amendment covers these rude jerks.

It does not. No one is saying that leftists can't exercise free speech at all, but bursting into a private business and disrupting the establishment is trespassing. The manager of the restaurant, not to mention Cruz, should have called the police on these goons.

Here's an example for you to chew on, Lemonhead. My freedom of speech and religion does not protect me from arrest if I walk into a mosque and shout out Bible verses.

Tucker: Yes, there are leftist mobs

The Washington Post claims that there is no "angry mob" on the left.

Tucker Carlson reminds viewers that left-wing mobs forced Ted Cruz and his wife to leave a restaurant,  Antifa thugs are blocking traffic and screaming at motorists in Portland, and of course a Bernie Sanders supporter seriously wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

Among those egging on the leftists is US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA),

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"Pee on me" Trump statues appearing in Brooklyn

Did things like this happen when Barack Obama was president? If it did, the media would have made more noise than the Big Bang.

From the Gothamist, a left-wing publication:
When they go low, we go high lower, apparently.

This statuette of Donald Trump (looking more like the 1980s version of himself than current day) was spotted in Park Slope on Friday evening, near the intersection of Union and 7th. The installation encouraged dogs (and humans?) to urinate on the bust of Trump, which was placed atop some astroturf.

The "pee on me" sign also included a plug for its maker, a brand content studio called Porcupine Armadillo, so we reached out to the creator, Phil Gable, who told us more about it. What inspired him? Aside from promoting his company ("the kind of people who appreciate this sort of thing are also the kind of people I love to work with"), Gable told us:
It was partly a public service. As a dog owner, I know people get understandably annoyed when dogs pee on their flower beds. But a dog’s instinct to pee where another dog has previously peed is quite strong. They need positive places to pee. If you reward them enough for peeing in appropriate places, that’s the best way to keep them from peeing in places that annoy people. So I sprayed the whole thing down with a dog potty-training aid to make it attractive to initial users. I think we’ll have critical mass very soon.
It's the liberals who are always calling for civility. If that's what they really want, whey don't they repudiate stunts like this one?

We are winning: People in the Swamp routinely give Trump the middle finger

President Trump's efforts to "drain the swamp" must be working.

The Swamp hates him.

From Politico:
Forget the bald eagle. The unofficial mascot of Donald Trump’s capital is a very different kind of bird.

At the White House, the nearby Trump International Hotel and wherever the presidential motorcade goes, Washingtonians are greeting this presidency with an extended middle finger.

As episodes like the separation of migrant families and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court continue to inflame passions in Washington, D.C., these one-fingered salutes have become a pervasive marker of an administration under siege in its own city.

Tourists posing for photos, passengers in the cars that drive by the White House off Lafayette Square and pedestrians caught unaware by passing motorcades have all made increasing use of the vulgar gesture since Trump came to town. Some flip the bird subtly. Others make a show of it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

University of Illinois offering Trumpaganda course

Quad at the U of I
My alma mater, which gets none of my money except by way of taxes, continues its leftward lurch.

From One Illinois:
Students at the state’s flagship public university are going to get a chance to study how President Trump uses the media for propaganda purposes.

Trumpaganda: The War on Facts, Press and Democracy is an advanced eight-week Journalism 460 course launching Oct. 22 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Taught by Associate Professor Mira Sotirovic, the weekly class “examines the Trump administration’s disinformation campaign, its ‘running war’ with the mainstream news media, and their implications for American democracy and a free press,” according to the course description.
Didn't Barack Obama have a war with Fox News? Didn't his Justice Department spy on a Fox News reporter, James Rosen?

Yes. And yes.

Hat tip to Chicago Public Square.

Tomi Lahren: Anyone who leans right is in danger

Because of totalitarian leftists, people on the right who express their view publicly live in peril.

Tomi Lahren explains.

BREAKING: Nikki Haley resigns

Fox News and other news outlets are reporting that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, is resigning and the official announcement is due any minute now from the White House.

Monday, October 08, 2018

(PragerU) Goodbye, Columbus Day

Steven Crowder in this Columbus Day video, looks at the leftists' least favorite national holiday, Columbus Day.

Mark Dice: VICTORY

Yes, conservatives can celebrate. Brett Kavanaugh is our newest Supreme Court justice and the liberals continue to behave in a crazy manner.

On this day in 1918: Sgt. York kills 25 German soldiers and captures 132 others

World War I Doughboy
monument, Morton Grove, 
It was 100 years ago today during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I when Sergeant Alvin C. York killed at least 25 German soldiers and captured another 132 others.

At one point York, who ended up being one of the most decorated American soldiers ever, wanted to be a conscientious objector.

His story was told in the film Sergeant York, which gained its star, Gary Cooper, an Academy Award for Best Actor.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

The leftists are revolting: They try to bust down the doors of the Supreme Court.

Mimicking Saruman's Uruk-hai orcs at Helms Deep in The Lord of the Rings, leftist protesters tried to break down the bronze doors of he US Supreme Court.

Only the orcs succeeded.

As for these radicals: are they the voice of reason?

(Video) Vile lefttists taunt solitary elderly Trump supporter at Supreme Court

When a leftist tells you that "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism," either vomit on that person or show them this video of a solitary but brave old man who supports President Donald J. Trump/ outside the US Supreme Court building as chanting left-wing radicals dance around him.

Think about this incident when you vote in November.

I said solitary but this man is not lonely, Millions of Deplorables are on his side.

Hat tip to James Woods for spreading this video on Twitter.

From Da Tech Guy: Yes, money drove the anti-Kavanaugh mob

The mob didn't rule but the mob was paid. From my post at Da Tech Guy: Yes, money drove the anti-Kavanaugh mob.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

The Bangles "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)"

When Elvis Costello hit the music scene in the late 1970s, he was viewed as a hot songwriter, an English version of Bob Dylan with horn-rimmed glasses.

Maybe it was the backlash against rock's new wave, or possibly Costello's songs became more complicated and arcane, but by the 1980s Elvis had left the building. Most of the Costello covers were lame anyway, such as those recorded by Linda Ronstadt.

Here's a snappy edition of Costello's "Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution) by the Bangles, one of the few Costello covers that bettes the original.

The best cover, however, of a Costello song remains Dave Edmunds' take of "Girls Talk."

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Gives Jumbled Word Salad When Asked About Her Plans For Congress

"That's an interesting thought" was the response from Chris Hayes, an MSNBC leftist, when fellow traveler Alexandria Ocasio Cortez barfed up nonsense when she was asked how she'd change Washington.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Mark Dice on Kavanaugh Protests: Here Come the Celebrities!

Any video that begins with "Hordes of liberal lunatics have infested Washington DC" is worth watching, in my humble opinion.

Ami Horowitz: Will People Believe Any Lie About Brett Kavanaugh?

Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not favor taking away women's right to vote or returning to counting African Americans as 3/5 of a person. But when PragerU's Ami Horowitz told leftists on a New York City college campus that--they believed him.

Years of indoctrination have destroyed their minds.

More winning: US jobless rate lowest since 1969

The "experts" warned us that President Trump would be disastrous for the US economy. 

They were wrong about him. The September jobs numbers are here. And the unemployment rate is at the lowest rate since 1969.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Chicago braces for riots after Van Dyke verdict is announced

Blue Lives Matter flag in
Mount Greenwood
Will rioting come to Chicago? And it's not just cops. A firefighter told me two days ago that his days off might be cancelled.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
The Chicago Police Department on Thursday canceled days off and put officers on 12-hour shifts to bolster the force by up to 4,000 officers –– enough to handle any adverse reaction to a verdict in the trial of Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald.

“Either way it goes, there’s gonna be people unhappy on either side of this,” Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told the Sun-Times as the jury started its deliberations.
What?!? Either way? They won't be rioting in Mount Greenwood, a Southwest Side neighborhood packed with cops and firefighters, and the only Chicago neighborhood carried by Donald Trump tow years ago, if Van Dyke is found guilty of first degree murder.

More from the Sun-Times:
“But this is our city that we call home. And there are ways to voice your concerns in a peaceful manner. And that’s what I expect from the citizens of this city.”

Starting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and continuing until further notice, police officers normally dispersed between three watches were instead assigned to one of two, 12-hour-tours: 7 a.m.-to-7 p.m. and 7 p.m.-to-7 a.m.

From GodfatherPolitics: @Censorship: Twitter Bans 10 Conservatives Accounts; Won’t Give Reason Why

The institutional left is revolting. From Godfather Politics: @Censorship: Twitter Bans 10 Conservatives Accounts; Won’t Give Reason Why.

Chiraq: Safe Passage worker shot on West Side

Safe zones aren't safe in Chicago.

From ABC Chicago:
A Safe Passage worker was wounded in a shooting in the South Austin neighborhood Thursday morning.

The shooting occurred in the 5600-block of West Corcoran Place at about 8:20 a.m. Police said the victim, a man in his 20s, was shot in the back and transported to Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition.

Chicago Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the man was a Safe Passage worker who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire between two other people.

The Safe Passage program is designed to provide safe routes to and from school for Chicago students.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Mark Dice: Brian Stelter Schooled by Veteran Journalist Ted Koppel

"You can't do without Donald Trump." Ted Koppel lectured CNN's Brian Stelter recently at the National Press Club." You would be lost without Donald Trump."

"CNN's ratings would be in the toilet without Donald Trump." the veteran newsman concluded.

Trump-hatred is what keeps CNN going.

Rockford "artist" charged with vandalizing local GOP HQ with "rape" graffiti stripped down to underwear during police questioning


The suspect is Timothy A. Damm, who lives a block away from the scene of the crime.

From the Rockford Register-Star:
The man authorities say defaced the county Republican headquarters by spray-painting the words “rape” and “shame” on the building described himself as an “artist” and told a television reporter on the day the graffiti were discovered that the vandal or vandals had gotten their message across.
Detectives had identified Damm as a primary suspect on Sunday and officers detained him at the Walmart on East Riverside Boulevard. Damm had purchased several additional cans of spray paint, according to a criminal complaint.

When officers brought Damm back to District 2 police headquarters for questioning, he refused to cooperate, danced on the table in the interview room, stacked the chairs and furnishings in the interview room and disrobed down to his underwear, according to the complaint.

Damm was asked to leave the interview room but refused and had to be pulled from the room by officers. Officers said he continued to thrash his arms and legs in a holding room and had to be taken to the floor and restrained in handcuffs.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

(PragerU) Who Needs Feminism?

In the latest PragerU video, the site's YouTube page writes, "Andrew Klavan, best-selling author and host of The Andrew Klavan Show announces he’s proudly anti-feminist. No, Klavan doesn’t “hate women,” he just hates that modern feminism has bullied us all into accepting the obvious and harmful lie that men and women are more or less the same."

Gorka: Trump is right: Democrats have lost their minds

Dr. Sebastian Gorka--a former Trump White House official--says his old boss is right. The Democrats have lost their minds.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Chevy Chase Rips Saturday Night Live - "Worst Humor in the World"

Chevy Chase is right. Saturday Night Live is not funny. In fact TV comedy, Mark Dice tells us, isn't even in some cases calling itself comedy.

Warning Graphic: The Summer Killing Fields in Chicago 2018

The summer of 2018 was less violent in Chicago than the last two. But as Victor Maggio reports in his latest Bloody Chicago video, there was still plenty of killing.