Friday, November 30, 2018

Offices of powerful Chicago alderman raided by feds

Burke
Alderman. Ed Burke (14th) is a poster child for term limits. He succeeded his father who died in office in 1969. For much of his time in office Burke has been chairman of the Finance Committee, which means, of course, Burke's fingerprints are all over Chicago's pension bomb.

Suspicion has surrounded Burke for years. But now the situation has become intriguing. The national media, and to a lesser extent the locals, are trying to tie this development to Burke's legal work for Donald J. Trump.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.

The exact nature of their visit was not known, but Ald. Burke (14th) has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics.

A source told the Sun-Times the raids were in response to new allegations, and not prompted by any past controversies that have swirled around Burke. That means, for now, the investigation isn't focused on Burke’s property-tax-appeal work for President Donald Trump, or Burke’s oversight of a city workers’ compensation fund, among other matters.

It doesn’t mean, however, that those dots won’t be connected later.
Later that day the feds visited Burke's Southwest Side ward office.

Even before yesterday's news Burke was facing a tough reelection. His brother, a state representative, was defeated in the Democratic Primary by an Hispanic candidate. Burke's ward, once dominated by working class whites, is now heavily Hispanic.

Mark Dice on Movember: It's Happening (The Hate)

Movember, a time where many men--and a few women--don't shave. It's a way to bring attention to men's health issues such as prostate cancer.

Who could be against it?

Some feminists, Mark Dice tells us.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

GM is going against Trump, American workers: Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs is not happy about GM's plans to close three plants.

Indicted Chicago alderman set to change plea, UPDATED

Is this club of felon Chicago aldermen about to grow by one?

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) may change his plea today on various federal charges.
Prosecutors allege the 65-year-old stole money from a charitable fund, spending some of it at casinos and using some for his daughter’s college tuition. They say he demanded cash from an attorney for developers in exchange for taking action in his official capacity.

The 15-count indictment handed down in 2016 includes bribery and wire fraud counts.
Cochran's predecessor, Arenda Troutman, served time in prison for corruption.

Great work, 20th Ward voters.

UPDATE 8:45 PM:

The plea negotiations broke down. There will be a trial for Cochran next summer.

Monday, November 26, 2018

(PragerU) Politics and Sports: Keep Your Hands Off My Football

In today's PragerU video, Clay Travis, the host of Outkick the Show, explains who sports media, left by leftist ESPN, ruined sports reporting.

Ocasio-Cortez compares those in migrant caravan to Jews fleeing the Holocaust

Man oh man is this socialist dumb.

From the Daily Caller:
New York Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday compared members of the migrant caravan attempting to enter the United States to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.

Members of the caravan on Sunday rushed the border at the San Ysidro port of entry, which connects Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, California.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Bloody Chicago: Cops, Gangs, Guns and Murder

Victor Maggio in the most recent Bloody Chicago video recounts the murder of Chicago Police officer Samuel Jimenez, along with an ER doctor and a pharmacy technician at Mercy Hospital. He also recounts street gang history too. Some of the scumbags he talks about are the Hobos, the Black Souls, the Four Corner Hustlers, and the Goonie Boss Faction.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

From Morton Grove to Long Grove: Turkey Trot Thanksgiving

I have much to be thankful for in 2018. Financially it was a good year and everyone in my family here in Morton Grove, Illinois is healthy.

As for myself, I am fit enough to run a 5 kilometer race, the Long Grove Turkey Trot 5K.

That's me post-race--with my medal--2nd place in my age group.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Nine teachers among 128 Chicago Public Schools employees canned after background checks

Daniel Webster School, West Side


Among the 128 workers were nine teachers, 35 people classified as classroom aides and an unspecified number of people the district lists as substitute or hourly workers, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Another 124 employees remain barred from work because they haven’t submitted fresh fingerprints for an updated background check.

The district’s review, and additional measures to protect students, came after the newspaper reported in June that ineffective background checks sometimes exposed students to educators with criminal convictions and arrests for sex crimes against children.
It is my opinion that CPS should close--fire everyone--and reopen with new administration and teachers.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Brenda Snipes resigns as Broward County elections supervisor

I heard this story but I feared it was fake news. But yes, Dr. Brenda Snipes, the incompetent Broward County elections supervisor, is checking out.

Chicago hospital carnage: 3 murdered Monday, including Chicago cop

Mercy Hospital has always had a place in my heart. An aunt of mine worked as a nurse there for years. Injured Chicago White Sox players used to be treated at Mercy. And perhaps my favorite story from there was my grandmother who would tell me, repeatedly how she remembered that I visited her at Mercy after her stroke. And  how she watched after I left out of her window as I walked two blocks to my car through a snow covered park.

But yesterday Mercy was a violent place. A psychopath fatally gunned down his former fiancée, emergency room doctor Tamara O'Neal. The gunman also murdered Samuel Jimenez, a Chicago police officer, and a pharmacy technician, Dayna Less.

Please pray for the victims and their loved ones.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

Melanie Kirkpatrick, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, in today's PragerU video, discusses the role of Abraham Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale, the author of "Mary Had a Little Lamb," had in making Thanksgiving the quintessential American holiday.

Mark Dice: The Genius of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Reporting on the craziness of leftism, Mark Dice takes a look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Adam "Schitt" Shiff, and red diaper baby Carl Bernstein.

Oh, Alexandria, there are not three chambers of Congress. There are three branches of our federal government, not three chambers.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

From Da Tech Guy, My review of the director's cut of "Heaven's Gate"

Yes, it's as bad as you heard. Don't believe the revisionist hype of this revisionist western. From my weekly post at Da Tech Guy: My review of the director's cut of "Heaven's Gate."

Happy 100th Birthday Latvia

There have been Latvians for centuries but an independent Latvia is a relatively recent entity. As the old order in the Old World collapsed after World War I, Latvia declared its independence on this day on 1918.

But in 1940 the Evil Empire, the Soviet Union, seized control of Latvia, as well as Lithuania and Estonia. In 1991 all three broke free, and unlike other former Soviet Republics, they never looked back.

Happy 100th to Mrs. Marathon Pundit's home country.


Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Clash - Safe European Home Live

Forty Novembers ago the Clash released their second album--but the first one issued in the United States--Give 'Em Enough Rope.

Here is The Only Band That Matters pounding out the opening track from that effort, "Safe European Home."

On this day in 1978: Star Wars The Holiday Special airs

Star Wars fans--and haters--can look back and laugh when they watch the Star Wars Holiday Special, which aired on this date in 1978.

It's Plan 9 from a galaxy far, far away. It's Battlefield Earth set on Kashyyyk, the planet of Chewbacca and the other Wookiees.

Want is wrong with it? The plot, such as it is, centers on Wookiees' Life Day, their version of Christmas or something like that.. But Wookiees don't talk in the manner humans and most of the other aliens within the Stat Wars universe do. How can anyone devise a story on them?

The main human Star Wars characters, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, make brief appearances. Art Carney, Harvey Korman, and Bea Arthur, all solid talents, the latter two who were big stars at the time on CBS, which aired this black hole of a show, are in it much longer. Of course they have as much to do with Star Wars as Chewbacca does with opera singing.

Jefferson Starship, a vastly overrated band in my opinion, performs a song so bad you'd wish the Big Bang never happened.

Here is the spaceship wreck in its entirety.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Kamala Harris draws comparison between ICE and KKK

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) at a Capital Hill hearing compared ICE to the Ku Klux Klan.

The leftists are revolting.

Mark Dice: Larry King Trashes CNN

"CNN doesn't do news anymore," Larry King tells RT here, "they do Trump."


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

“I don’t know:” DNC CEO can’t say how Dems will pay for “very expensive” single payer health care

Seema Nanda, the chair of he Democratic National Committee, cannot say how her party's dreams of socialized medicine, what they call "single payer," will be funded.

Which means of course they plan to drastically hike taxes if "Medicare for all" in ever enacted.

Kat Timpf says she was accosted for working at Fox News

Kat Timpf, a Fox News personality, was driven out of a bar by an angry woman only because she works for the news network.

Things are getting worse here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

(PragerU) Building Resilience: 5 Ways to a Better Life

Stay tough my friends.

Hannity: What's happening in Florida is a disgrace

A month ago a devastating hurricane struck the Florida Panhandle, Sean Hannity reminds us. Yet they were able to get their votes processed in time.

That's not the case with the leftists in Broward County.

Are they trying to steal elections?

On this day in 1918: Allies occupy Constantinople

For only the second time in the second millennium a foreign army occupied Constantinople, Turkey,  now known as Istanbul. Allied forces, first the French and then the British, occupied what was then the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

The Turks committed horrific crimes during the First World War, most notably, the Armenian Genocide.

Never forget.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Cable news crazies completely unhinged

The media left has gone nuts.

Fox News Sunday Panel slams Broward vote counting incompetence, credibility issues

Of the very suspicious recount going on right now in Florida, Josh Holmes, a former chief of staff for Sen. Mitch McConnell said yesterday morning of Fox News Sunday, "Broward County is the center of fraud and mismanagement in terms of elections for the last 25 years."

Sunday, November 11, 2018

From Da Tech Guy: To survive the Illinois GOP must be the anti-tax hike party

The Illinois Republican Party did poorly in last week's midterms. Now what? From my weekly post at Da Tech Guy: To survive the Illinois GOP must be the anti-tax hike party.






Tinley Park, Illinois World War I monument

Last Sunday I ran a 5K race in Tinley Park, Illinois where I came across, next to a baseball field, this World War I monument.


The marker reads, "In remembrance of those from this community who served in the World War, 1917-1918, so that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth. Erected 1940 by the American Legion Post 615, Tinley Park, Ill."


On this day in 1918: World War I ends

The bloodiest war in history up to that time, World War I, then known as the Great War, ended at 11:00am on the 11th day of the eleventh month.

Remember those who fell in this long conflict.

Morton Grove Doughboy Monument
earlier this year

Saturday, November 10, 2018

XTC - Burning With Optimism's Flames

With a hint of Booker T and the MGs--which Andy Partridge acknowledges--listen as XTC pounds out "Burning With Optimism's Flames."

'Tucker Carlson Tonight' investigates Brenda Snipes

Brian Kilmeade takes a look at Broward County's Brenda Snipes, an enemy of democracy.

Friday, November 09, 2018

(PragerU) Hamilton: The Man Who Invented America

Alexander Hamilton is not just a hip hop icon.

Rubio on claim Dems trying to change election results

Uncounted ballots are magically appearing in south Florida, which, not coincidentally, are heavily Democratic areas.

The leftists are trying to steal the US Senate and governor's races in the Sunshine State.

Needed: Recount watchers in Palm Beach County Florida

The Democrats are trying to steal the guuberntorial and the US Senate races in Florida. Democrat Andrew Gillum has already conceded.

Democrat lawyers are heading to Florida. Patriots must stand firm.

Someone sent me this alert.
CALLING ALL TRUMPETTES OF AMERICA IN PALM BEACH COUNTY !!!

******EMERGENCY NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS IN PBC SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO OBSERVE THE RECOUNT VOTES BOTH FOR RON DESANTIS AND RICK SCOTT**************

*******PALM BEACH COUNTY RECOUNT, WE CRITICALLY NEED SKILLED VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE OBSERVATIONAL ASSISTANCE!***********

PLEASE SEND OUT TO YOUR FRIENDS, RELATIVES, ACQUAINTANCES ANY REPUBLICAN FB GROUPS

Please send out to your friends, relatives, acquaintances any Republican Facebook groups you are In etc etc etc ..

Please call Anita Carbone 561-346-7787 Or Mitchell Schwartz 561-632-7997

As of now Thursday, November 8th 2:30 PM, a recount has been ordered for Palm Beach County.

To the best of our knowledge, this recount will begin Saturday, November 10th at NOON (with training beginning at 11AM Saturday.) It is expected the recount process will go 24 hours a day until completed. (Estimated to be Tuesday morning at 8AM.)

Training will be given one hour before your shift begins, and we need you to be there ON TIME.

LOCATION:

PALM BEACH SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION SERVICE CENTER
7835 CENTRAL INDUSTRIAL DRIVE
RIVIERA BEACH, FLORIDA 33404

WE NEED PEOPLE TO HELP US MONITOR THE RE-COUNTING PROCESS BY OBSERVING - TRAINED POLL WATCHERS PREFERRED, BUT ALL ARE WELCOME! THIS WILL BE FOR THE MACHINE RECOUNT & POSSIBLE OTHER TASKS.

Competent people who have poll watched in the past OR have critical thinking skills are necessary. If you make this commitment, please know how much we appreciate your efforts, but BE SURE YOU CAN SHOW UP! Also, please know we must keep our phone calls brief to reach the number of people we need.

We are taking calls today up 8PM today, Thursday - and tomorrow Friday, 9AM - 8PM.

SHIFTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SHIFT 1 SATURDAY 11AM - 6PM

SHIFT 2 SATURDAY 5PM - MIDNIGHT

SHIFT 3 SATURDAY 11PM - SUN 8AM

SHIFT 4 SUNDAY 7AM - SUNDAY 4PM

SHIFT 5 SUNDAY 3PM - SUNDAY MIDNIGHT

SHIFT 6 SUNDAY 11PM - MONDAY 8AM

SHIFT 7 MONDAY 7AM- MONDAY 4PM

SHIFT 8 MONDAY 3PM - TUESDAY MIDNIGHT

SHIFT 9 MONDAY 11PM - TUESDAY 8AM

Please make sure to bring your corresponding meals, so that you can stay alert & healthy.

This critical “ballot observation process” will help determine the outcome of the elections.

This is the time we really need you.

PLEASE KNOW WHICH SHIFT OR SHIFTS YOU CAN DO, AND PLEASE UNDERSTAND, WE CANNOT STAY ON THE PHONE MORE THAN 1 MINUTE PER CALL - WE NEED TO FILL 225 SLOTS. PLEASE COMMIT ONLY TO WHAT IS DEFINITE.

Please call Anita Carbone 561-346-7787 Or Mitchell Schwartz 561-632-7997

Many thanks again for everyone assisting in this response!

Waiting for your call!
Mitchell Schwartz
Palm Beach County Poll Watch Chairperson

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Chris Wallace: Jim Acosta 'embarrassed himself,' is a showboat

Don't forget. For six years Chris Wallace was a White House correspondent.

And Wallace is right, Jim Acosta's question for President Trump "seemed to be more than an argument than a question."

Acosta is a showboat, Wallace is correct about that too.

The White House made the right move by yanking his credentials yesterday after Acosta's tantrum.

Mark Dice: Bye Bye Jim Acosta

You need to see the entire exchange, if you can call I that, between CNN's Jim Acosta and President Trump, one that led to Acosta having his White House press credentials pulled.

Trump was right. Acosta was rude, he interrupted another reporter, and Acosta editorialized his questions and he broke a cardinal rule of journalism--not for the first time.

Journalist are supposed to cover the news, not become the news.

Mark Dice has more.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg breaks three ribs in fall, being hospitalized

Let's hope for a speedy recovery for her. This is the second time the justice has broken ribs in a fall.

From AP:
Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.''

The court's oldest justice fell Wednesday evening, the court said. She called Supreme Court police to take her to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight, court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.

She was admitted to the hospital for treatment and observation after tests showed she fractured three ribs.

In her absence, the court went ahead Thursday with a courtroom ceremony welcoming new Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who joined the court last month. President Donald Trump and new acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker were on hand.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Mark Dice: What Happened?

There was no blue wave. Only a blue ripple. And leftist heart throb Beto O'Rourke dropped an "F bomb" on live TV during his disingenuous concession speech.

Ohio no longer a purple state?

Look for the national media to ignore this story out of Ohio. As goes Ohio, so goes the nation?

From Clevleand.com:
[Mike] DeWine won the governor's race and Republicans ran the table of constitutional offices. They held on to every single congressional seat they currently owned. The GOP maintained their majorities in both chambers of the statehouse.

The statewide elected Democrat is an endangered species in Ohio, which not long ago could boast its reliably swing state status. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown won his re-election and Michael Donnelly and Melody Stewart will join the Ohio Supreme Court, but outside of those three, marquee success stories were barren.
In that governor's race Obama-leftist Richard Cordray, the former head of Elizabeth Warren's brainless-child, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was the Democratic nominee.

CNN’s Dana Bash: Dems suffer "big heartbreaks" in midterm guv races

The Democrats lost two key gubernatorial races last night. Republicans held the governor's races in Ohio and Florida, as Dana Bash explains.

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Bloody Chicago) Kid Safe Video: Halloween Haunted House in Chicago Police 7th District in Englewood 2018

Today I present to the safe-for-children edition of Bloody Chicago's Halloween report from the South Side of Chicago

Elton John even makes an appearance.

Mark Dice, Let's Make It Happen!

"It's time to commence Operation Liberal Tears," Mark Dice announces on his Election Day video.

Meanwhile celebrity leftist are trying--and failing--to attract attention as they encourage fellow travelers to vote.

Monday, November 05, 2018

(Bloody Chicago) Halloween in Chicago, The Good the Bad and the Ugly Violence 2018

Sure, much of Chicago is scary every day. But in Englewood on the South Side, one of the most violent parts of Chiraq, Victor Maggio of Bloody Chicago and the Chicago Police hand out candy to kids in the latest Bloody Chicago video.

Yes, Maggio also reports on the killings in Chicago too.

Mark Dice: Are You Ready?

Election Day is Tuesday. Are you ready to vote Republican?

Mark Dice asks the question.

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Saturday, November 03, 2018

November - Tom Waits

November, in the Midwest, is a tough month. Snow is infrequent and when it falls, it generally doesn't stick around long.

It's cold and damp. Rainy cold.

Tom Waits, in his obscure Black Rider album, sings here about the eleventh month in a tune, appropriately enough, "November." This performance is from 2004 and it was recorded in Amsterdam.
November has tied me
To an old dead tree
Get word to April
To rescue me
November's cold chain
Made of wet boots and rain
And shiny black ravens
On chimney smoke lanes
November seems odd
You're my firing squad
November

CNN praises “really strong” jobs report, “strong hiring from American companies

For a brief moment Friday CNN got off of its anti-Trump platform to report on good news in America.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Ingraham: Democrats' race to the bottom

President Donald J. Trump's growing popularity among blacks is a problem for Democrats.

What to do? If you are Dem, Laura Ingraham explains, you become more race obsessed.



Great again: 250K new jobs smashes estimates, wages increase biggest since recession

President Donald Trump did promise to Make American Great Again, did he not?

From CNBC:
Job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Nonfarm payrolls powered up by 250,000 for the month, well ahead of Refinitiv estimates of 190,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969.

The ranks of the employed rose to a fresh record 156.6 million and the employment-to-population ratio increased to 60.6 percent, the highest level since December 2008, according to the department's household survey. That headline jobless number stayed level even amid a two-tenths of a percentage point rise in the labor force participation rate to 62.9 percent.

Those counted as outside the labor force tumbled by 487,000 to 95.9 million.
The annual hike in wages the biggest since 2009.

The midterm elections are Tuesday. The Republicans favor jobs, not mobs.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

(Video) Valerie Jarrett excuses Dems’ violent rhetoric, thinks threatening to kick Republicans is a joke

Valerie Jarrett, a longtime Barack and Michelle Obama crony, simply shrugged off former attorney general Eric Holder's campaign tactic of "When they go low, we kick them."

The leftist claims Holder was joking.

Chicago anti-violence worker sues employer over harassment allegations

If true, then someone doesn't get the point.

From WGN-TV:
A prominent organization fighting violence on Chicago’s streets is facing allegations of sexual harassment.

In the lawsuit, a worker at Cure Violence claimed she was repeatedly subjected to harassment over the past five years.

Cure Violence uses ex-offenders to go out into the community to prevent violence. One of the organization’s leaders is at the center of the allegations. WGN News is not naming him because he has not been criminally charged with sexual harassment or abuse.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a current worker at Cure Violence, but several other women are expected to be added later. Three women spoke at a news conference Wednesday and detailed incidents in which they said they were sexually harassed, even assaulted, and they said they were retailed against when they reported him to human resources.

(PragerU) Leftist Books For Brainwashing Kids

Leftists aren't liberals because leftists have a totalitarian mindset. Proof? Here is a PragerU video where Will Witt pages through a couple of books meant for kids from four through eight that are clearly about indoctrinating fragile minds.

Joe Stalin is smiling in hell.