Thursday, August 06, 2020

Tucker Carlson fires back at Mayor Berkowitz of Anchorage

Tucker Carlson strikes at the hypocrisy of leftist politicians in this clip, which starts out with him condemning the Democratic mayor of Anchorage, Ethan Berkowitz, who is again banning restaurants and bars from seating patrons indoors.

But what about the wine bar where Berkowitz has financial ties?

Tucker also speaks to the New Jersey gym owners who are being harassed by local officials for daring to open their business.



Sanders: If Biden can't handle questions, how can he handle being president?

This video begins with the disastrous Joe Biden interview with CBS News' Errol Barnett, where the slipping former vice president snaps back at the reporter after being asked if he has taken a mental acuity test. Biden's jumbled response includes asking Barnett, "Are you a junkie?"

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wonders how Biden can serve has president if he can't answer relatively easy queries.



Wednesday, August 05, 2020

In Tweet from Cairo IL Pritzker wrongly calls Ohio one of continent's two longest rivers

Since he presides over Illinois as governor, which has one of the worst funded public pension plans of the 50 states and currently has $5 billion in past bill dues, it's easy to believe that numbers are not the long suit of the Governor JB Pritzker, a Chicago Democrat. Or Democrats overall in Illinois. Every budget for nearly 40 years has the fingerprints of Boss Michael Madigan, the longtime state House speaker and Illinois Democratic Party chairman.

Yesterday Pritzker traveled to Cairo, as the southern tip of Illinois. The impoverished town, whose population peaked 100 years ago, is a 19th relic. It sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Commerce by way of rivers peaked more than 100 years ago.

Anyway, in a Tweet, Pritzker from Cairo, while announcing a $40 million grant for the town, said this, "Sitting at the intersection of North America's two largest rivers, Cairo presents an enormous economic opportunity for investors, for the state of Illinois and for our working families."
But the Ohio doesn't even rank among the ten-longest rivers in North America.

Oops.


Illinois Dem state rep wants history classes cancelled

Evergreen Academy, Chicago
In regards to schools we have entered an era of paradoxes. For decades I've heard that liberals care more about schools and of course the children attending them. But nationwide teachers are demanding that they run their classrooms remotely, presumably from their home, because of COVID-19. Does anyone seriously believe that kids, particularly inner city ones, will receive as good of an education plopped in front of a computer instead of in a classroom? Conservatives for the most part want schools open.

Who really cares about the kids?

Meanwhile in Illinois, whose public schools in its largest city will offer only remote learning for the fall quarter, a state representative wants to eliminate history classes for the time being.

From CBS Chicago:
Speaking at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) said current history teaching overlook the contributions of Blacks, women, the Jewish community, the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and other groups.

"It'll cost us as a society in the long run forever when we don’t understand our brothers and sisters that we live, work, and play with," Ford said.

Ford is calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and all local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum he says "unfairly" communicates history.
The leftward tilt in history instruction has been going on for decades and can arguably partially blamed for the violent protests plaguing our largest cities.

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Gutfeld on Biden ducking the debates

Former Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhardt says that Joe Biden shouldn't debate Donald Trump this fall. That would make 2020 the first year major presidential candidates haven't faced off in at least one televised debate since 1972.

Greg Gutfeld responded yesterday.

Also, about an hour ago Jill Biden, Joe's wife, said on Fox News that Biden will debate the president.

Interesting that Biden has to depend on his wife to defend him.



(PragerU) Chaos in Portland

Ami Horowitz for PragerU reports on those "mostly peaceful protests" that of course are really mostly violent riots.



Monday, August 03, 2020

IL governor Pritzker says fines are "worthy of considering" for not wearing masks

Illinois governor JB Pritzker, who, although it has nothing to do with this story, is under federal investigation, says it's "worthy of considering" of fining people for not wearing masks in public.

I just ran ten miles through Morton Grove, Skokie, and Glenview.

I didn't wear a mask and I won't even if the Chicago Democrat enforces the order.





Steve Hilton: End the shutdown madness

Most people have little to fear from COVID-19 while we do need to protect the vulnerable.

But some politicians are ramping up the lockdowns.



9 killed and at last 25 wounded in Chicago over weekend

Over this past weekend nine people were shot to death in Chicago. The first murder was the most tragic--a 9-year-old boy was shot to death on the Near North Side on Friday evening.

There were nine murders over that time period--and at least 25 others were wounded.




Sunday, August 02, 2020

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Cheap Trick--Come On, Come On (from Budokan)

Rockford, Illinois' greatest entertainment offering is Cheap Trick. Their best-known album is Cheap Trick at Budokan.

From that effort here is "Come On, Come On."



Friday, July 31, 2020

Tucker: America is witnessing a brazen power grab

Tucker Carlson makes numerous stupendous points in his clip from his Thursday show.

He rightfully condemns Barack Obama for turning John Lewis' funeral into a political rally. Among other things in his eulogy, the former president denounced partisan gerrymander. But Obama has never blown the whistle on gerrymandering in his home state of Illinois, performed by the skilled vivisectionist, Boss Michael Madigan, the longtime state House speaker and Illinois Democratic Party chairman.

It's because Obama's side benefits. He's such a fraud.

Madigan is under federal investigation and there is a call from--wait for it--some Illinois Democrats for him to resign his posts.



Kass goes after cancel culture critics in latest column

The latest victim of the leftist cancel culture is the Chicago Tribune's John Kass. He spoke the truth in a column last week about radical billionaire George Soros and his funding of the campaigns of anti-law and order prosecutors such as Democrats Chesa Boudin in San Francisco and Kim Foxx in Chicago.

Not coincidentally, there are so-called "mostly peaceful" riots breaking out in cities run by Democrats all across America.

Thru their union the left-wing mob at the Tribune filed a complaint accusing Kass of anti-semitism. Soros is a non-observant Jew. Kass didn't mention Soros' ethnic and religious background in his column. Kass has been demoted in a sense--his column has been moved from the coveted Page 2 location in the print edition of the Trib to the opinion sections.

A couple of days ago Kass fired back at his critics in a column.
You’d think that before wildly accusing someone of fomenting bigoted conspiracy theories, journalists on the union’s executive board would at least take the time to Google the words “Soros,” “funding” and “local prosecutors.”

As recently as February, the Sun Times pointed out roughly $2 million in Soros money flowing to Foxx in her primary election effort against more law-and-order candidates.

In August 2016, Politico outlined Soros’ money supporting local DA races and included the view from opponents and skeptics that if successful, these candidates would make communities “less safe.”

From the Wall Street Journal in November 2016: “Mr. Soros, a major backer of liberal causes, has contributed at least $3.8 million to political action committees supporting candidates for district attorney in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin, according to campaign filings.”
The reason the left is attacking Kass is not that he's wrong about Soros and these prosecutors. It's because he's correct.



Thursday, July 30, 2020

Police departments backing out of DNC security agreements

Some Democratic public officials want to defund the police.

But not at their national convention, or course.




Mostly peaceful protest? Man says he was stabbed in back for "being a conservative journalist"

Not peaceful at all.

From OregonLive:
A videographer knifed near the scene of a protest outside Portland’s federal courthouse said Wednesday he was nearly killed over his right-wing politics and activism.

“I was stabbed for being a conservative journalist,” said Andrew Duncomb, 25, who films demonstrations and other political events under the moniker "Black Rebel."

Duncomb, who is Black and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he had traveled last Friday to Portland from his home in Northern California to document the nightly unrest outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse and county Justice Center.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Mostly peaceful? The riot video the mainstream media didn't want you to see

Courtesy of Must Read Alaska is the video of "mostly peaceful" riots that was shown a few days ago at a White House press briefing.

As Mark Levin says, "Mostly peaceful means mostly violent."



Sierra Club distancing itself from founder John Muir over racist views

Plaque at Yosemite National Park marking where
John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt met
While I don't condone any racist views I find it very troubling that the left wants to eradicate history.

They want a Year Zero.

Not even John Muir, the founder of the conservation movement, is safe.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
The executive director of the Sierra Club apologized Wednesday for its “substantial role in perpetuating white supremacy,” and said John Muir, the club’s founder and an icon of the environmentalist movement, was a racist.

In a post on the organization’s website, Michael Brune said that just as Black Lives Matter activists are pulling down monuments to Confederate leaders, the club must re-examine its past and “take down some of our own monuments.”

That includes Muir, who Brune admitted was beloved by many of the club’s members and whose writings “taught generations of people to see the sacredness of nature.”

But Muir also was close friends with paleontologist Henry Fairfield Osborn and others connected to the eugenics movement, which advocated sterilizing those whom white supporters pegged as “deficient”: the poor, physically and mentally disabled people, and those of “unfit” races, including Black and Latino people, as well as Jews.

Uff da! Michigan B&B's Norwegian flag confused with Confederate one, owners take it down

"Uff da! (sometimes also spelled huffda, uff-da, 'oofda', uffda, uff-dah, ufda, ufdah, or uf daa) is an exclamation or interjection expressing bafflement, surprise, or dismay. Of Norwegian origin, the phrase was brought by Scandinavian Americans in the Upper Midwest, New England, and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States during the 19th century." From Wikipedia.

We have an "uff da" moment in St. Johns Michigan.

Ignorance has no limits.

From the Lansing State Journal:
The owners of a massive Civil War-era mansion turned bed and breakfast have removed a Norwegian flag that's hung outside its main entrance for two years because they say too many people have mistaken it for the Confederate flag and confronted them about it.

Before it was a nearly 9,000-square-foot bed and breakfast the house was a local landmark. It was built in 1861 by Oliver Spaulding, a brevetted brigadier Union general and attorney. Spaulding served as a regent of the University of Michigan for six years, was a U.S. Congressman and a former Michigan Secretary of State.

Displaying Norway's flag, red with a blue cross superimposed on a white cross, is a nod to Kjersten Offenbecker's Scandinavian heritage. Her grandfather was born in Norway and the bed and breakfast's name is, in part, inspired by her family history.

The couple said it never occurred to them that people would mistake the Norwegian flag as anything else, but last week, after they received the latest in what Kjersten Offenbecker called "at least a dozen hateful emails," and twice as many comments they took the flag down.
For what it's worth, and for the uneducated that means nothing, the modern incarnation of Norway has only been at war once, when the Nazis invaded in 1940. It's a peaceful place.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Dem candidate for DuPage County Board drops out after she Tweets about laughing at federal officer being attacked

Like much of Illinois, DuPage County has changed. The Chicago collar county used to be a solid Republican stronghold. Now the Democrats are taking over. And much of today's Democratic Party is that of the far-left and Antifa.

So it should be no surprise that some Dem politicians support the mayhem going on in Portland. Such as former candidate for the DuPage County Board, Hadiya Afzal.

Image courtesy of Gateway Pundit.

In her Tweet, which is no longer viewable as Afzal has made her Twitter account private, she says, "I've been watching this on repeat for fifteen minutes and laughing every time."


Below is the short video that got Hadiya Awful laughing.

Yesterday Azfal dropped out of that board race but not before blaming "right-wing activists" for her troubles.

Meanwhile over in Chicago its mayor, Lori Lightfoot, faces regular protests at her Logan Square home. She is protected by--well, you know it's not Antifa.



So far no one has been fined for violating Lightfoot's tough talk COVID-19 quarantine order

I've had a few bosses over the years like Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot. She is adept at barking out tough-talk orders but a complete failure at producing favorable results.

Here latest flop is her COVID-19 order that calls for visitors from 18 states to quarantine themselves for 14 days. Violators face steep fines. When Wisconsin is added--which should happen soon--that will make 19.

Thousands of Chicagoans regularly travel to Wisconsin. A few commute, some take daytrips to places like Wisconsin Dells, some spend a week or more at vacation spots such as the North Woods.

Megan Hickey inquired about the number fines issued to those who ignored Mayor Lightweight's quarantine directive. The answer?

None.






Monday, July 27, 2020

Five wounded in mass shooting on Chicago's South Side

There was another mass shooting this evening in Chicago, the 32nd of the year. Five people, three men and two women, were wounded this evening in the Burnside neighborhood on the Far South Side.

This morning not too far away from Burnside a 10-month-old passenger in a car was wounded on the Bishop Ford Freeway. Eighteen others have been wounded all over Chicago so far today.



Leftist Daily Herald blogger Robert Feder calls columnist John Kass "Chicago Tribune’s white male conservative standard-bearer"

The Chicago Tribune's John Kass has been producing common-sense columns in that once-great newspaper's coveted page-two location that Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mike Royko occupied since the 1990s.

He's more libertarian than conservative, Regardless of labels he's much better than that leftist hack Robert Feder, who blogs thru the Daily Herald.

Kass has been booted out of the page-two spot after his weaselly co-workers at the Trib shrieked about a column of his published last week about how the vile George Soros has been funding the campaign funds of anti-law enforcement prosecutors such as leftist Kim Foxx, who dropped the charges against hate-crime hoaxster Jussie Smollett.

In Robert "Fraud" Feder's blog post about Kass' exile from page-two, he referred to Kass as the "Chicago Tribune’s white male conservative standard-bearer."

Replace "white" with black and "male" with female. And of course "conservative" with "liberal." Do you think if Fraud Feder wrote that about an African-American writer at the Trib who is a woman that he would have gotten away with it?

I don't believe so.



(Prageru) The Rally That Changed My Mind

See what happens when a psychologist who is also a knitter, yes, a knitter, attends a Donald Trump rally.



Three killed and at least 56 others wounded in Chicago over weekend

The carnage continues in Chicago. Over this past weekend three people were shot to death and at least 56 others were wounded. Two of the fatalities happened on the South Side--in Chatham and South Shore--and there was one West Side murder in Garfield Park.


Saturday, July 25, 2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

Protesters gathered Thursday night in front of Mayor's Lightfoot's home

There was a defund-the-police rally outside Mayor Lori Lightfoot's Northwest Side home. Protecting Lightweight were Chicago police officers.



Mass shooting on Chicago's South Side kills two and wounds four, overall 3 dead and 16 wounded Thursday in city

Early this morning Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the removal of Chicago's two Christopher Columbus statues. Mayor Lightweight's priorities are elsewhere. On Thursday there was another mass shooting in Chicago, the 31st this year. Two people were fatally gunned down and four others were wounded in the Far South Side neighborhood of West Pullman. Overall on Thursday three people were murdered and at least 16 others were wounded in Chicago.


Rioters' veto: Lightfoot orders removal of Chicago's two Columbus statues

Christopher Columbus statue at
Columbus Park in 2010
Years ago I came across the term "heckler's veto." It is government, and sometimes corporations, bowing down to the complaints of a very few, even just one person, over something like a creche display outside a village hall--even when other displays, even irreligious ones, are allowed.

Society's descent continues. Last night, bowing to pressure from rioters, Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago ordered the "temporary" removal of the city's two Christopher Columbus statues, one just south of downtown in Columbus Park, the other at Little Italy on the West Side. They were gone sometime before sunrise today.

We now have a "rioters' veto." Mayor Lightweight caved in to the extremists.

Although there is no polling on the statues, my guess is that most Chicagoans either supported keeping the statues up, or they didn't care. But the violent brats, far-left Antifa and the like, got their way.

If only Lightweight was as determined to fight violent crime in her city. We'd be making progress. She calls herself a progressive. But she doesn't seem that interested in that kind of progress.

UPDATE 10:30am: Fox News has video.



Thursday, July 23, 2020

McEnany: Chicago mayor needs to admit she needs federal help

Chicago's ineffective leftist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, presides, if you call it that, over a city with runaway violence. Lightweight of course suffers from Trump Derangement Snydrome--and she is refusing the president's offer of assistance.

But Kayleigh McEnany, Trump's press secretary, says it's time for Lightweight to admit she needs help from the federal government.

Admitting defeat is the first step for healing.



Feds subpoena AT&T records over Boss Madigan

Well, my old employer finds itself in the news--and not in a good way.

From WGN-TV:
Federal investigators are now looking into AT&T's dealings with Illinois house speaker Michael Madigan.

The Chicago Tribune reports federal prosecutors subpoenaed the company earlier this year.

Last week, Madigan’s office was asked for all documents involving AT&T including contracts and lobbying services.

Records show the company’s lobbying team has several of the same former Madigan staffers as ComEd, which is now charged with a bribery scheme.
AT&T says it is cooperating with the investigation.

Madigan, who has been state house speaker for 35 of the last 37 years has also been chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party since 1998. Madigan has been part of every budget process in Illinois for decades. America's sixth-most populous state is bankrupt in all but name.

More from the Tribune:
Meanwhile, AT&T Illinois President Eileen Mitchell was a top Madigan staff member during the 1990s before joining AT&T in 2003 as a vice president of external affairs. She also worked briefly as chief of staff to then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

AT&T and its employees have given heavily to Madigan’s campaign coffers, racking up more than a quarter of a million dollars in donations to three separate funds the speaker controls since 2016 alone, state election records show.


Portland mayor teargassed during protest

While I'm certain that being teargassed is a horrible experience I have no sympathy for Portland, Oregon's mayor, who was gassed yesterday. This fool has let barbarians take over his downtown area every night for almost two months.

From the Oregonian:
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler stood Wednesday among the front lines of protests outside the federal courthouse, where he and hundreds of other people were tear gassed repeatedly by federal officers.

Demonstrators have converged every night for eight weeks in downtown Portland to call for systemic reforms to the police bureau Wheeler oversees. The mayor’s appearance on Day 56 attracted attention and jeers from the crowd of more than 2,000 people.

Wheeler pledged to stand beside protesters subjected to consistent force by federal law enforcement who have made the Portland protests a national storyline.

The mayor told people he was raising alarms across the nation to warn other cities about what could unfold in their towns.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Trump prepared to send federal agents to Chicago: Report

The day after a another Chicago mass shooting President Trump's belief that Chicago needs federal assistance to fight violence is correct.



Tuesday, July 21, 2020

14 wounded in mass shooting outside Chicago funeral home

Fearing what Chicago's leftist mayor calls "tyranny," Lori Lightfoot does not want federal agents coming to her city to fight violence. But a few hours after she said that there was a mass shooting on Chicago's South Side tonight.

From Fox Chicago:
At least 14 people were injured in a shooting Tuesday outside of a funeral home in Gresham on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. as a group of people left a funeral in the 1000 block of West 79th Street, First Deputy Supt. Eric Carter said. Rhodes Funeral Services is located on that block.

People in a black vehicle opened fire on the group as they left the funeral, Carter said. At least one of the funeral attendees started shooting back, and 60 shell casings were found at the scene.

The vehicle crashed after speeding away from the scene, Carter said, and the occupants fled. Police are questioning one person of interest.
The sight of the shooting is about a mile from St. Sabina Catholic Church, where radical priest, Michael Pfleger, has been pastor for decades.

About an hour before this carnage, Lightfoot Tweeted this bile, "Under no circumstances will I allow Donald Trump’s troops to come to Chicago and terrorize our residents."



(PragerU) If We Lose John Locke, We Lose America

Ben Shapiro, who, see below, has a new book out today, talks about the forgotten--especially if you've attended college in the last twenty years--English political theorist, John Locke.



Second City Cop blog questions story on police "victim" at Columbus statue riot

Is Miracle Boyd, the woman who claims that a Chicago police officer roughed her up at the Christopher Columbus statue riot on Friday that led to her losing a front tooth, telling the truth? Is the leftist media advancing a false narrative?

Read Second City Cop for more.

Tucker responds to intrusive reporting by New York Times

In closing last night's Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host decried the New York Times, which he claims is planning a piece that will tell readers exactly where he lives.



Meanwhile, not mentioned in this story is that Carlson, along with Sean Hannity and Ed Henry, have been named in a sexual harassment lawsuit.

The allegations against Henry, who was fired by Fox News earlier this month, are particularly disturbing.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Mark Dice: This Explains Everything

Yes, there really is something called the "unstereotype Alliance."



10 killed and at least 60 wounded over weekend in Chicago

While Chicago's leftist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, continues to show disrespect to the police, violent crime continues to plague the city at a higher rate than before the COVID-19 epidemic.

Over this past weekend 10 people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded. The worst incident of violence occurred in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the South Side, where two people were killed and 5 others wounded in a Sunday mass shooting.




Saturday, July 18, 2020

Ringo Starr - Photograph

I'm a bit late to the party but earlier this month Ringo Starr celebrated his 80th birthday.

Last summer I saw him with the All Starr Band perform near where I live--and of course he sang this hit of his, "Photograph."



Friday, July 17, 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020

(PragerU) Are the Police Targeting Unarmed Blacks?

While there are atrocities committed by the police against blacks--the killing of George Floyd of course comes to mind--the "crisis" of police officers purposely targeting unarmed blacks does not exist.



Ingraham on masks: What they're not telling you

Masks are not the prevention wonders that the media claims they are.



Wednesday, July 15, 2020

John Stossel: Doomsayers Keep Getting It Wrong on COVID-19

The experts on COVID-19 have been wrong on so many things. And the politicians, particularly Democrats, have been so wrong too.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bloody Chicago: Another Violent Weekend, 13 Killed, 51 Wounded in Chicago Shootings

Victor Maggio reports on this past weekend's carnage in Chicago.



Trump says Chicago violence worse than Afghanistan

Look for Chicago's weak mayor, Lori Lightfoot, to point her finger at President Trump. Back to her. What is Mayor Lightweight doing to combat violent crime in her city?

From NBC Chicago:
President Trump once again criticized Chicago and its violence on Monday, saying the city is "worse than Afghanistan" or any war zone that the U.S. is in, according to Forbes.

He made the comments during a law enforcement roundtable at the White House where the president made his clear opposition to defunding police and attacked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for supporting police reform.

The president also condemned cities that are run by Democrats and “radical libs,” claiming that they are racked with violent crime and overrun with protesters who “rip everything down in front of them," according to Forbes.

Three killed and at least ten wounded in Chicago Monday

The weekend troubles in Chicago carried in to the following day. Yesterday three people were shot to death and at least ten more were wounded.




Monday, July 13, 2020

(PragerU) What Is Causing the Spike in COVID-19 Cases?

The spike in COVID-19 cases is not as big of a deal as the media is making it.



13 killed and at least 51 wounded over weekend in Chicago

It's getting worse in Chicago. Over the past weekend 13 people were shot to death and at least 51 others were wounded. While it represents a decline from last week over the same weekend in 2019 nine people were killed and just 32 others were murdered.



Friday, July 10, 2020

Tucker: Team Biden releases its plan for America

Notice that Tucker Carlson says it's Team Biden, not Joe, that is releasing its plan for America.

Biden is at best a figurehead in his own campaign.



Thursday, July 09, 2020

Supreme Court rules grand jury can subpoena Trump tax returns

Now I'm not sure, other than for political reasons, why the president is being hounded on this issue.

From CNBC:
The Supreme Court on Thursday voted 7-2 against President Donald Trump in a case over whether he could shield his tax records from the Manhattan district attorney.

Chief Justice John Roberts authored the court's opinion, which was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch wrote separately to explain their votes with the majority. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented.

"In our judicial system, ;the public has a right to every man's evidence.' Since the earliest days of the Republic, 'every man' has included the President of the United States,: Roberts wrote.
But it's unclear whether those returns will see the light of day before the election.



Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Mark Dice: Where You Least Expect It

The left-wing media has moved on to criticize visitors to our national parks. Because they are--mostly white.



Tucker: Sen. Tammy Duckworth has no right to lecture anyone

Tucker Carlson righty calls Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) a "callous hack." And she lied when she claimed President Trump lauded "dead traitors" in his Mount Rushmore speech, which she probably didn't see, as the president didn't mention any Confederates during it.





Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Bloody 4th of July in Chicago, 17 Killed, 70 Wounded in Shootings

My friend Victor Maggio was out on the violent streets of Chicago--recording the carnage from the July 4th weekend.



Tucker: Can the left lead a country they hate?

America has so many things to be proud of. Are there any shortcomings here? Of course. Leftists care only about the latter, in fact, they truly hate the nation they want to lead, as Tucker Carlson tells up.



Monday, July 06, 2020

17 dead and at least 74 shot, including numerous children, in Chicago over July 4 weekend

It was another brutally violent weekend in Chicago. Over the Independence Day weekend 17 people were shot to death and at least 74 others were wounded. Two of the fatalities and ten of the wounded were minors.

Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, is blaming the increased bloodshed on guns of course, the lockdown (which she encouraged), but of course has nothing to say on individual responsibility.



Saturday, July 04, 2020

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Rank And File - "The Conductor Wore Black"

A forgotten band from the 1980s is Rank and File. Too bad, they were a great group.

Their best song was "The Conductor Wore Black."

If they were around now we'd be calling them an Americana band.



Leftist rioters topple George Washington statue in Portland, drape it in a burning US flag

When will the decent people of America rise up and say, "Enough?" This happened Thursday night--so I apologize for getting to it just now.

Not surprisingly the establishment media is mostly ignoring this story.

From CBN:
A statue of America's first president, George Washington, has been torn down by rioters in Portland, Oregon. Before toppling the statue, it was vandalized, draped in an American flag, and then lit on fire.

The destruction of the statue occurred after 21 days of protest in Portland, according to CBS News affiliate KOIN. Journalist Andy Ngo tweeted that the words "Genocidal colonist" & "f— cops" were sprayed on the monument. Rioters have begun to build another autonomous zone nearby."
It is true. George Washington did own slaves. But according to the Mount Vernon website, George Washington, the great general who led American forces to freedom from Great Britain's tyranny in the Revolutionary War, and the first President of the United States, was also the only member of America's founders to make provision in his will for the freeing of the enslaved people on his Mount Vernon plantation.

Historian Fergus M. Bordewich told CBN News last year, "In his will, Washington freed every slave he owned and provided for them financially. And he advocated an exceptionally enlightened policy toward native tribes."

Friday, June 19, 2020

Ingraham: Democrats devour our cities

Most big American cities have not had a Democratic mayor in decades.

And now comes another urban exodus.



Thursday, June 18, 2020

De Blasio doesn’t understand small business owners' hardships: NY assemblywoman

Warren Wilhelm Jr, also known as Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City, is a typical leftist who doesn't the private sector, particularly small business, except as a cash cow for taxes. Warren Sr. was a journalist, mom worked for the federal government.

Junior is essentially a lifetime politician.

Nicole Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman, explains.



Trump fires back at John Bolton: Book is full of 'lies, fake stories'

John Bolton is apparently bitter and angry.



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

John Stossel: Defund the Police Unions

Unions protect bad employees. Police unions defend bad cops.





Tucker on the incredible popularity of Black Lives Matter

Leftists are pressuring advertisers to drop buys of commercials of Tucker Carlson's show.

Why?

Because he is telling the truth.

This segment on Black Lives Matter is worth every minute.



Monday, June 15, 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Tucker: The world welcomes its newest country

A long but well worth-it look at the anarchist takeover of a Seattle neighborhood by Tucker Carlson.



Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Harris: "I applaud Eric Garcetti" for defunding the Los Angeles Police

Kamala Harris may end up being Joe Biden's running mate. He's 77 years old. His VP, if elected, may end up succeeding him.



Trump and Biden reject calls to defund police

Even Joe Biden agrees with President Trump that defunding the police is a terrible idea.



Monday, June 08, 2020

Man charged in murder of retired St. Louis police captain who was protecting store from looters

Here's a story that the establishment media is for the most part ignoring. The victim you should know, was an African American.

From KMOV-TV:
A man has been charged with the murder of retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn five days after a handful of looters broke into a pawn shop in north St. Louis City and ended the night with a tragic loss to the St. Louis community.

Officials with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office said 24-year-old Stephan Cannon was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Dorn. The shooting happened at Lee's Pawn and Jewelry on June 2 after a night of looting and violent rioting in St. Louis City.

Police said Dorn was found shot multiple times.

"[Dorn] was murdered by looters at a pawn shop. He was the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to," the Ethical Society of Police of St. Louis wrote after the murder. "Violence is not the answer, whether it’s a citizen or officer."

Five shot and at least 30 wounded over weekend in Chicago

It was another violent weekend in Chicago. Five people were shot to death and at least 30 others were wounded. One of the murders was on the Near West Side, the deceased was a victim of a mass shooting that wounded three others early Sunday morning.

Of the other homicides one occurred on the West Side--the three others on the South Side.

In related news Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the lakefront parks west of Lake Shore Drive will open soon. But not the 18-mile long lakefront path. Which means police officers will still be playing mall cop instead of protecting Chicagoans from violence.




Saturday, June 06, 2020

John Wesley Harding: The People's Drug

John Wesley Harding is an overlooked performer whose career probably started ten or fifteen years later than it should have had. Musically he is similar to Elvis Costello and Marshall Crenshaw--and he is still worth listening to.

Here's "Wes" from the early 1990s' belting out "The People's Drug."



Tucker: Media ignore victims to the riots

While the establishment media isn't cheering on the riots--they are not denouncing them or exposing the human toll from them. Such as the victims from the riots.



Friday, June 05, 2020

Despite the assistance of notes, Biden repeats himself 3 times in less than a minute

Trump hatred is so ingrained by the left. That's the only reason why Joe Biden is taken even somewhat seriously as a candidate.



Hannity: The left's solution to violence and lawlessness? Abolish the police

Yes, leftists want to abolish police departments.

And they want to shut down all of our prisons.

These are people not like us.



Thursday, June 04, 2020

Gutfeld on the media's role in the riots

The biased establishment media can't help themselves. They have to force their narrative into every story.



Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Collins blasts Pelosi, Schumer for not calling out rioters

The Democratic leadership in the US House, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, have not denounced the Antifa terrorists destroying America.

US Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) calls them out on that.



Trump wants to build America up, not tear it down: Sarah Sanders

And the Antifa terrorists want to destroy America.



Monday, June 01, 2020

Newt Gingrich: This is a war against American civilization

Newt is spot on.



Deadliest Chicago weekend of 2020: 19 murdered and at least 63 wounded

While the riots and looting in downtown Chicago and the south and west sides understandably dominated the local news, there was other violence in the city. Over the past weekend 19 people were shot to death and at least 63 others were wounded. Some of these shootings occurred during Sunday night's curfew.

And of course Chicago police officers, despite the riots, looting, and shootings, are still dutifully guarding the city's 18 miles of lakefront parks from the menace of runners, cyclists, and walkers.