Monday, September 30, 2019

Mark Dice on Rashida Tlaib: Speaking of Losers...

Watch as Rashida Tlaib makes a fool of herself during a House committee hearing on vaping.



Two killed, and least 19 wounded including a six-month old, in Chicago over weekend

Despite another rainy weekend, tempers weren't chilled over that time as two people were killed and at least another 19 people were wounded. Among the latter was a six-month-old baby boy, who was grazed in the leg by a bullet in the South Shore neighborhood. One of the two killings involved a man in that same neighborhood. The other fatality was a West Side man.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Johnny Cash: The Big Light

If you watched Ken Burns' fabulous Country Music series on PBS, you've seen a lot of Johnny Cash, as well as his wife, June Carter, and the Carter Family singers, as well as June's daughter, Carlene.

Here The Man in Black performs an Elvis Costello song, "The Big Light." Costello's version is straightforward in what we now call the Americana style. As for Cash and family, this interpretation is a gospel rave-up. An odd choice, as "The Big Light" is about recovering from a hangover.

This live rendition is from the late 1980s, when Carlene Carter was married to Nick Lowe, who produced Costello's first six albums.



Nunes on Dems’ impeachment push: “This is the sequel” to the Russia hoax

US Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) on the Fox Business Channel said of the impeachment hysteria by the leftist Democrats, "This is the sequel" to the Russia hoax.



Friday, September 27, 2019

(PragerU) Trump vs. Hitler: Who Is Worse?

Will Witt of PragerU interviews some uneducated college students, many of whom can't identify Joseph Stalin.

Witt tells one dope about Hitler killing six million Jews, a stupefied woman replies, "He did that?"



Illinois corruption watch: FBI raids village halls in McCook and Lyons

The plethora of federal raids of government officials in the Chicago area is centered on the Southwest Side and the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Who lives around there? Boss Michael Madigan, the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party and the speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives for 34 of the last 36 years.

From CBS Chicago:
Federal agents raided the village halls in southwest suburban McCook and neighboring Lyons on Thursday, the FBI confirmed.

The FBI also raided Getty Insurance on Ogden Avenue in Lyons, which according to the Village of Lyons website is owned by the family of Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty. The mayor serves as president of the agency.

It was unclear Thursday afternoon whether Getty was personally a target of the investigation.
The FBI Chicago office confirmed agents were “conducting an authorized law enforcement action” at the McCook and Lyons village halls, but declined further comment.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Squad member Tlaib selling "Impeach the MF" shirts

As fellow member of The Squad said not too long ago, "It's all about the Benjamins, baby." 

From the Detroit Free Press:
Rashida Tlaib is taking calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment to her own T-shirt line with a familiar message: "Impeach the MF."

Tlaib's Thursday T-shirt launch came hours after the public release of a whistleblower report that said the president "used the power of his office" to solicit help from Ukraine in discrediting political rival Joe Biden.

"Lean in with me to hold this lawless President accountable," Tlaib, who represents Michigan's 13th Congressional District, asked on Twitter.
Actually, Tlaib, who represents a district that covers Detroit and its western suburbs, said, "We're gonna impeach the motherf*cker" early this year, before Trump's conversation on the telephone with the Ukrainian president.

But Lincoln won California twice! LA Times says Trump is "on track for the poorest showing by a Republican" in California not seen since the Civil War

Lincoln statue at Forest Lawn--Hollywood
Hills Cemetery
Not only can't the biased leftist media get the present down right, it can't correctly cover the past. Some goof named David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times writes that President Trump is polling poorly in California, "putting him on track for the poorest showing by a Republican presidential candidate in the state since the Civil War."

A quick internet search shows that America's first Republican president--and arguably its greatest--twice won California in his presidential races. True, Lincoln only won slightly more than 30 percent of the popular vote in the then-Golden State in 1860, but there was a four-way race that year, Lincoln, two Democrats, and a Constitutional Union candidate. Lauter fails to provide context to his story. Fake news? Maybe not, but definitely it is dishonest.

Nationwide, Honest Abe collected just under 40 percent of the popular vote in 1860 but he won a commanding majority of the Electoral College.

Also, the Civil War didn't start until a month after Lincoln's inauguration.

Four years later Lincoln won nearly 60 percent of the popular vote in California and of course he won reelection.

As for the present, George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump proved that a Republican can win the White House without prevailing in California. Of course in the very unlikely event there are four major presidential candidates in 2020, maybe, just maybe, Trump can be victorious there.

In 1912, when the GOP was split, the Republican candidate, incumbent William Howard Taft, couldn't even reach one percent of the California vote as he was a write-in candidate. So Trump is a very safe bet not to have the worst election showing ever for a Republican presidential candidate. Former president Theodore Roosevelt, running as a Progressive that year, collected all 11 of California's electoral votes.

Someone please pass this real news on to Lauter.

But with the media-left it's all about hating Trump. But I'm sure it was a delight for the headline writer to place "Trump" and "Civil War" in the same line.



Luddite Warren vows no houses, cars, or electricity with carbon emissions within next 16 years

Elizabeth Warren, the phony Indian, told a New Hampshire audience yesterday that by 2035 there will be no homes, automobiles, or electrical power by 2035.

The Democrats don't have enough hot air to power our nation.

Warren is a wrecker, a Luddite.



NeverTrumper Williamson: What’s behind the Democrats’ impeachment gambit?

The National Review's Kevin Williamson, a #NeverTrump writer for National Review, takes a look at the Democrats' impeachment mania.
This week’s renewed enthusiasm for impeachment would be a great deal more persuasive if it were not No. 6,782 in a series. Democrats want to impeach Trump for leaning on the Ukrainians about the Biden’s family’s shady dealings — and they are shady — with that corrupt regime and its sycophants. Before that, they wanted to impeach Trump because favor-seekers book rooms in hotels with his name on them. Before that, they wanted to impeach him because of his Twitter habits. Etc.

The cynic in me guesses that the Ukrainian gambit serves a dual purpose: First: It provides a pretext for a pre-election impeachment inquiry against the incumbent president — which, given the current composition of the Senate, is unlikely to end in action before the election, or after that, either, unless there is a Democratic majority seated in the Senate. Second: The likely collateral damage to Joe Biden probably is not entirely unwelcome in some Democratic circles — he already is sliding vis-à-vis Senator Warren, and to many Democrats he already has the look of a likely loser should he be the nominee. If somebody has to be put on an ice floe, it’s going to be Joe Biden.

The cynic in me guesses that the Ukrainian gambit serves a dual purpose: First: It provides a pretext for a pre-election impeachment inquiry against the incumbent president — which, given the current composition of the Senate, is unlikely to end in action before the election, or after that, either, unless there is a Democratic majority seated in the Senate. Second: The likely collateral damage to Joe Biden probably is not entirely unwelcome in some Democratic circles — he already is sliding vis-à-vis Senator Warren, and to many Democrats he already has the look of a likely loser should he be the nominee. If somebody has to be put on an ice floe, it’s going to be Joe Biden.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mark Dice on Impeachment: Anything But That!

Yes, Nancy Pelosi is finally moving forward on impeachment, delighting the far-left. But what about Hunter Biden and his Ukrainian business dealings?



Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Hannity: Media rushes to judgment over whistleblower story

The media mob is wrong again.



Mark Dice: Meet Their New Leader!

Indoctrination from the world's leftist teachers is on evidence and teens believe the world is about to end.

When I was a kid I heard the story of Chicken Little.



Monday, September 23, 2019

(Bloody Chicago) Chicago’s Most Violent 'Hoods #11 Little Village

My good friend Victor Maggio brings back his Chicago's Most Violent Neighborhoods series. Here is #11, the Southwest Side's Little Village neighborhood.

Many years ago my father was the director of the Little Village Community Council, which still exists. Maggio has a family connection to this area too.

Gangs of course are the heart of the neighborhood's troubles. Little Village is mostly Hispanic now, but the first Mexican-American gang was formed for self defense in response to white greaser gang attacks in the early 1960s.

My dad took me to his workplace in Little Village when I was eight years-old or so. It was so quiet.

Not anymore.



5 killed, incluing a man trying to stop a carjacking, at least 21 wounded, including a cop, in weekend Chicago violence

Despite the rains of Saturday and Sunday it was another violent weekend in Chicago. Five people were shot to death, including Northwest Side man who was killed trying to prevent a carjacking while his girlfriend was in the vehicle.

At least 21 others were wounded, including a Chicago Police officer in Englewood on the South Side. His alleged attacker, who is now in custody, is also a suspect in a West Side shooting in which a woman was shot--while he was riding a bicycle.




Sunday, September 22, 2019

Dem presidential candidate Michael Bennet complains "democracy" is getting in the way of the Green New Deal

US Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) says that democracy is getting in the way of implementing the confiscatory Green New Deal.

That's why I call the Democrats leftists instead of liberals. Deep in their heart they are totalitarians.



Asked about "overpopulation," Democrat Tim Ryan says gov't needs to be involved in family planning

Communist China developed a one-child policy

Leave it to a leftist, in the case US Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), to suggest that the government get involved in "family planning" to fight global warming.



Saturday, September 21, 2019

Uncle Tupelo: No Depression

I'm currently watching Ken Burns' County Music documentary on PBS. One of the artists he focuses on is the Carter Family. Here is version by a downstate Illinois band, Uncle Tupelo. The band's leaders, Jay Farrar went on to form Sun Volt; Jeff Tweedy founded Wilco.

Here's Uncle Tupelo performing a Carter Family song, "No Depression," at Lounge Ax in Chicago in 1992.



Buttigieg compares Dems’ climate agenda to the American Revolution

Yes, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend compared the Democrats' anti-prosperity hokum to the American Revolution.

Perhaps he meant the French Revolution which led to chaos and murder? Or maybe the Russian Revolution, which lead to chaos and many more murders?



Friday, September 20, 2019

Mark Dice: They're Coming for the Dictionary!

If tyranny comes to America it will come from the extreme left.



Michigan woman who organized anti-violence march now faces gun charges

In June a woman organized an anti-violence march in Saginaw, Michigan. Now she faces gun charges.

From MLive:
Months after organizing an anti-violence march in the wake of a several shootings in the city, a Saginaw woman faces gun charges after police allege she threatened an employee at a salon.

Sparkle N. Roby, 34, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, appeared in Saginaw County District Court for arraignment on three counts of felony firearm and single counts of felonious assault, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, and felon in possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors say Roby on July 22 had an altercation with an employee at Unique Styles Beauty Salon in Saginaw and said she’d come back with a gun. She left the business, then returned with a pistol and waved it around, yelling for the employee, prosecutors allege.

Roby left the salon when she heard police were being called, prosecutors said. No one was injured, but police said several people were in the salon at the time.
Roby denies the charges.




Thursday, September 19, 2019

Not zero emissions: Two men will fly to New York to return Swedish climate activist's boat to Europe

Plenty of people have fallen ffor the fable about Greta Thunberg's "zero emissions" sailing trip from Europe to the United States.

It turns out that zero emissions isn't really zero emissions.

From the Daily Mail last month:
Greta Thunberg's trans-Atlantic voyage on a 'zero-carbon yacht' has been rocked by revelations that crew will fly to New York in a gas-guzzling plane to bring the boat back to Europe.

It is claimed that this would generate more emissions than the yacht saves and threatens to leave the 16-year-old's plans to chart an environmentally friendly route to the United States in tatters.
I haven't figured out how the teen Swedish activist plans to make her way back to Europe. Maybe she hasn't either.




3 dead and 8 others wounded in Chicago on Wednesday

There was a mass shooting Wednesday on Chicago's West Side--three men were killed that afternoon and another was wounded in West Garfield Park. Elsewhere there were seven others wounded.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jordan, Meadows blast House Dems after Lewandowski hearing

Republicans on the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows, say the Democrats are uninterested in the truth as they investigate President Trump.



Mark Dice on Corey Lewandowski's impeachment hearing testimony: OWNED!

In an attempt to make up for the dud that the Mueller report on so-called Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016, as well as a way to placate its rabid base--and raise some campaign money of their own--the House Judiciary Committee has started an impeachment inquiry against the president.

Only there are no crimes.

There's lots of drama, as Mark Dice tells us. Yesterday Corey Lewandowski, the former head of the Trump campaign, testified. He had the Democrats for lunch.

Good.



Tuesday, September 17, 2019

(PragerU) Goodbye, America

When I was a kid liberals and conservatives loved America. But now America-hating leftists appear to be a majority in the Democratic Party. In the latest PragerU video, James Robbins, columnist for USA Today and author of "Erasing America," discusses what went wrong.



Ilhan Omar refuses to acknowledge why her "Some people did something" comment about 9/11 was offensive

Extreme-left Congresswoman Ihlan Omar (D-MN), a few months ago when discussing the al Qaeda attacks on America in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people, referred to that tragedy as "some people did something."

On Sunday, the "Squad" member refused to admit that her comment has abhorrent.



Monday, September 16, 2019

Mark Dice: This Could Only Happen in California!

Suspending students for bad behavior is racist, leftists believe. Which is why in California suspension is now banned.



11 dead and at least another 18 wounded in weekend Chicago shootings

It was another deadly weekend in Chicago--at least eleven people were shot to death and at least 18 others were wounded.

The fatalities were everywhere--South Side, North Side, and the West Side.



Nationwide GM strike will hurt workers first

Over 40,000 General Motors workers are now on strike. But as Ian Thibodeau of the Detroit News tells us, it is they, not GM, who will suffer first.
The strike by the United Auto Workers at General Motors Co. plants across the U.S. will financially pinch union rank-and-file members long before the nation's most profitable automaker feels any pain, according to industry watchers.

Workers will see strike pay of $250 per week after Sunday night when UAW membership at more than 30 GM assembly plants, stamping facilities and other factories across the country walked off the job to demand a better contract. By comparison, the top production wage at GM is about $30 per hour, or $1,200 per week.

"Workers immediately feel this in their pocketbook," said Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at Ann Arbor's Center for Automotive Research. "$250 is way less than they make, and it's going to be difficult to live on. It's a big sacrifice. Their pain is individual and immediate."

A strike would have to last longer than a week if UAW officials want to start denting GM's balance sheet. The largest automaker in the United States made $27.5 billion in profits over the last four years of the contract.
In preparation for a strike, GM has been building up its inventory.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Squeeze - Loving You Tonight

Squeeze reached their popular and artistic peak with their 1981 album, East Side Story.

The English band's newest member then was pub rock veteran Paul Carrack, who sang lead on "Tempted."

But then Carrack left for a disappointing solo career and the fortunes of Squeeze sank too.

But Carrack joined Squeeze again for Some Fantastic Place. Watch and listen as Carrack takes the lead vocals on an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien singing "Loving You Tonight."

Had Carrack not left Squeeze--both probably would have been much better off.



(PragerU) The Beatles' Ringo Starr: Brexit Is Good for Britain

Richard Starkey MBE, better known as Ringo Starr--who by the way I saw perform live just last month--supports Brexit.

Make Britain Great Again!



Friday, September 13, 2019

Jim Jordan criticizes Democrats for impeachment

"Nothing else has worked for you," so the Democrats, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) says, are changing the rules on impeachment.



Mark Dice on the Dem debate: The circus is back in town

Last night's Democratic presidential debate was barely a minute old when one of the moderators broke out in Spanish.



Thursday, September 12, 2019

(Video) AOC slams gavel at ex-ICE chief as he defends agency from her attacks

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is nothing but a child in big people's clothes.



Wife of indicted Chicago alderman named chief justice of Illinois Supreme Court

Abraham Lincoln is turning over in his grave
Here's a question the mainstream media should be asking: Do Anne and Ed Burke file joint tax returns?

Only in Illinois, the state the loses 313 people per day, can something like what you'll read about now occur.

From CBS Chicago:
Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been named the court's next chief justice.

The state’s highest court selected Anne Burke earlier this week. The 13-year veteran of the court will start her three-year term Oct. 26.

A Tuesday court statement says she’ll be the third female chief justice on the 200-year-old court, following current Justice Rita Garman and late Justice Mary Ann McMorrow. She'll succeed Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier.

Burke’s husband, once-powerful Ald. Ed Burke, has been on the Chicago’s City Council for 50 years. He was charged this year with trying to extort executives seeking city remodeling permits. He has pleaded not guilty.
Ed Burke for decades was the chairman of the City Council Finance Committee--meanwhile his law firm was raking in millions in tax appeal business, a clear conflict of interest.

Both Burkes are Democrats, Ed is the Democratic committeeman of Chicago's 14th Ward.

The Illinois Policy Institute weighs in:
Justice Anne Burke saddled the Illinois Supreme Court with Chicago’s political baggage in January 2018 when she and Ed Burke held a fundraiser at their home in support of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s unsuccessful mayoral bid.

Ald. Ed Burke’s extortion charge the following year involved the allegation that he coerced the Burger King franchise owners to contribute to Preckwinkle’s campaign, pressuring the then-candidate to distance herself from the alderman and return the $116,000 raised at the event.

In January 2019, Preckwinkle told the Chicago Tribune that it was Anne Burke – not her husband – who arranged the fundraiser, despite Ed Burke's name appearing on the event invitation. But the Illinois Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits judges from endorsing or raising funds for political candidates.

Preckwinkle hired the Burkes’ son in 2014 to a county position that earned him an annual salary of nearly $100,000.
Decline and fall.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WRAL Fox 50: President Trump’s Campaigning In North Carolina “Paid Off” ith Bishop’s Victory

In a race that the mainstream media plugged as a test of President Trump's popularity, Republican Dan Bishop prevailed in a special US House election yesterday in North Carolina.

A North Carolina TV station credits Trump for the victory.

Winning!



9/11--never forget

We must never forget what 19 savages did 18 years ago on September 11.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

(PragerU) Reconstruction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Allen Guelzo, a history professor, looks back at one of America's more most shameful eras, Reconstruction.



Mark Dice: They're Making It Too Easy for Me!

Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers in the media--which, by the way, constitute a majority of the fourth estate--love to lowball the attendance at Donald Trump rallies, such as the one held in North Carolina last night.

Mark Dice exposes the fabricators.



Monday, September 09, 2019

Six dead and at least 28 wounded in Chicago over weekend

Chicago politicians are touting lower number of shootings since a few years ago--but violence is still a big problem in the city. For instance, over this past weekend six people--including a 17-year-old Southwest Side girl--were killed over the weekend. At least another 28 were wounded.




Sunday, September 08, 2019

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Friday, September 06, 2019

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Buttigieg: If you eat hamburgers or use straws, you are "part of the problem"

We've gone from, in Pete Buttigieg's view, from the nation who put men on the moon to one that wants to get rid of burgers and plastic straws.

Decline and fall.



Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

(PragerU) What's Behind the Violence in Chicago?

Here's one fact to consider. Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor since Herbert Hoover was president.



7 shot and at least 41 wounded during Labor Day weekend in Chicago

The last weekend of summer of course brought more violence to Chicago. Seven people were killed at least 41 others were wounded during the Labor Day weekend.

There were two mass shootings--both on the South Side. Four men are expected to recover after being shot near an Green Line station at Martin Luther King Drive. In Englewood, two men were killed and three other people were wounded.

One the West Side, a 15-year-old who dreamed of playing for the Chicago White Sox was shot to death. He was supposed to begin high school today--now his family is planning his funeral.



Sunday, September 01, 2019

Bankrupt in-all-but-name Chicago trying to collect decades-old parking tickets

State law needs to be changed so units of government in Illinoia can declare bankruptcy.

And the pension guarantee clause--some people are mad at me over this one--needs to be removed from the state constitution.

In the meantime bankrupt-in-all-but-name Chicago, which has not had a Republican governor since 1931, continues to grasp at straws as it drives itself off a cliff.

From CBS Chicago:
A parking ticket is frustrating–especially when you’re not positive you ever did anything wrong. But when the ticket is nearly two dozen years old and you just discovered you owe the money, what are you supposed to do?

Marcy Fitzpatrick shared the story of a “notice of liability” she recently got in the mail from a law firm working for the City of Chicago. It stated that she owed $73 for a parking ticket she allegedly got outside her apartment in 1997.

CBS 2 started looking into possible solutions for Fitzpatrick and discovered that some jurisdictions have statutes of limitation for parking ticket debts. The City of Chicago is not one of them.

The city has, over the years, offered temporary amnesty programs. In late 2015, for example, drivers paid off parking tickets without late fees.