Saturday, October 24, 2020

Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Put A Spell On You

Halloween is a week away. And here's a scary song for you. Creedence Clearwater Revival--at Woodstock--performing "I Put A Spell On You."  


(Video) Biden incorrectly says he has 5 grandchildren, then confuses their ages

Sleepy Joe Biden has six grandchildren. Not five. 

Oh, the most recent one is a baby boy, a son of Hunter Biden, who previously dated the widow of his deceased brother, Beau.

By the way, where is Hunter?


Friday, October 23, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Laptop connected to Hunter linked to FBI money laundering probe

Will the mainstream media continue to minimize the Hunter Biden story?

From Fox News:

The FBI’s subpoena of a laptop and hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden came in connection with a money laundering investigation in late 2019, according to documents obtained by Fox News and verified by multiple federal law enforcement officials who reviewed them.
It is unclear, at this point, whether the investigation is ongoing or if it was directly related to Hunter Biden.
Multiple federal law enforcement officials, as well as two separate government officials, confirmed the authenticity of these documents, which were signed by FBI Special Agent Joshua Wilson.
Wilson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. One of the documents, obtained by Fox News, was designated as an FBI “Receipt for Property” form, which details the bureau’s interactions with John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of “The Mac Shop” who reported the laptop’s contents to authorities.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

PA voters tell CBS: They felt forgotten before 2016, but no longer

Good ol' Joe from Scranton has forgotten about these Pennsylvania voters.


McEnany reacts to being 'censored' on Twitter

Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, discusses intimididation of Donald Trump supporters and the censorship of her Twitter account because she shared the damaging New York Post report about Hunter Biden's emails on the micro-blogging platform. 

This is America in 2020.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Censorship: New York Post has been locked out of its Twitter account for six days

Last Wednesday the New York Post, America's oldest daily newspaper and currently its fourth-most-read, which was founded by Alexander Hamilton, published a blockbuster story about a laptop that once belonged to Hunter Biden that contained emails that confirmed the former vice president's son's role as an influence peddler. Twitter blocked the Tweeting of the story for a while and Facebook blocked posting and sharing of it. The media, with a few exceptions, has been minimizing or ignoring the Hunter story, or fabricating details, such as the scandal simply is nothing more than Russian interference

Sheesh. How 'bout some originality? We've heard that lie before.

Since the story broke the Post, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has not been able to post new entries on Twitter. 

This is censorship, plain and simple.

From Da Tech Guy: Big Media and Big Tech, the left-wing parents who adopted us, believe they know what is best for you

Usually my weekly Da Tech Guy post appears on Sunday. But a day trip to Michigan turned in to a two-day journey. So I posted there today: Big Media and Big Tech, the left-wing parents who adopted us, believe they know what is best for you.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Ry Cooder: Jesus on the Mainline

Artists hate labels. And someone like Ry Cooder, who is a one man music library, even more so, I assume.

That being said Cooder should be counted along the the Band, and the Byrds, as a founder of the Americana genre. 

Here's a song that is outside of that box, which incorporates gospel, "Jesus on the Mainline."


Bloody Chicago: 280 Homicides Over Violent Summer in the city in 2020

Victor Maggio memorializes the 280 homicides that occurred in Chicago during the 94 days of the summer of 2020.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Biden campaign confirms Joe Biden is open to court packing

Symone Sanders, a senior advisor to the Biden-Harris campaign, says that Joe Biden is open to packing the Supreme Court with liberals.


Collusion: After Harris again dodges on court packing, CNN's Lemon suggests media stop asking about it so campaign is helped

Adding additional seats to the US Supreme Court, that is "court packing," is not only a legitimate political issue it is a major one. Many Democrats favor placing more justices to SCOTUS to create a liberal majority on the court. If done, court packing will the separation of powers prescribed in the Constitution.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to give firm answers on court packing. 

CNN's partisan hack of a host, Don Lemon, offered an idea to aid the Biden-Harris campaign.

The media should stop asking questions about court packing. 

We're on the road to despotism. A free nation needs a free press that works for everyone.


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Hunter Biden tried to rake in cash on Chinese business deal

By the way. Where's Hunter?

From the New York Post:

Hunter Biden pursued lucrative deals involving China’s largest private energy company — including one that he said would be "interesting for me and my family," emails obtained by The Post show.
One email sent to Biden on May 13, 2017, with the subject line "Expectations," included details of "remuneration packages" for six people involved in an unspecified business venture.
Biden was identified as "Chair / Vice Chair depending on agreement with CEFC," an apparent reference to the former Shanghai-based conglomerate CEFC China Energy Co.
His pay was pegged at "850" and the email also noted that "Hunter has some office expectations he will elaborate."

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Collusion: Facebook and Twitter block sharing of Hunter Biden story on Burisma smoking gun

The media is in the tank for the Democrats. Most of them that is. And Big Tech is Big for Biden. 

And look how government-funded NPR paints the story as "unconfirmed." Hey, at least they are covering Huntergate, albeit somewhat dishonestly.

Substitute "Trump" for Biden. And "Don Jr." for Hunter and NPR, and of course MSLSD and the Clown News Network would be preempting existing shows to blast such news.

From NPR:

Facebook and Twitter took action on Wednesday to limit the distribution of New York Post reporting with unconfirmed claims about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, leading President Trump's campaign and allies to charge the companies with censorship. 

Both social media companies said the moves were aimed at slowing the spread of potentially false information. But they gave few details about how they reached their decisions, sparking criticism about the lack of clarity and consistency with which they apply their rules. 

The New York Post published a series of stories on Wednesday citing emails, purportedly sent by Biden's son Hunter, that the news outlet says it got from Trump's private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Facebook was limiting distribution of the Post's main story while its outside fact-checkers reviewed the claims, spokesman Andy Stone said. 

That means the platform's algorithms won't place posts linking to the story as highly in people's news feeds, reducing the number of users who see it. However, the story has still been liked, shared or commented on almost 600,000 times on Facebook, according data from CrowdTangle, a research tool owned by the social network.

Under Obama-Biden, we witnessed an assault on our most cherished values

Vice President Pence sounds off on the Obama-Biden adminisration's attack on American values.


Bannon sounds off on Joe Biden as NY Post shines light on Hunter Biden's emails

Where is Hunter?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Joe Biden tells 56% of Americans not to vote for him

There is a lot to take in with this video. For starters, Joe Biden, wearing a mask, is standing 40 feet from where his interviewer, a Cincinnati television reporter, stands. 

Secondly, only the local media is asking Biden questions that aren't softballs--unlike the elitists in the national media. 

And finally, in response to a question about a recent Gallup Poll that finds that 56 percent of people see themselves as better off than they were better off than they were four years ago under the Obama-Biden administration. Biden, in his reply, got the number wrong and also said that these people, more than half of the populace, shouldn't vote for him.  

That works for me.


Trump coalition shows up, votes and 'doesn't want to talk to media:' McEnany

The Donald Trump base doesn't like the media. And the media gives the base plenty of reasons for them to be disliked. The media, particularly the national wing, is more interested in propping up Joe Biden than honestly reporting on the presidential election. 

Voting is the best revenge for the Deplorables. Kayleigh McEnany explains.


Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus may be gone from Chicago's Grant Park but he is not forgotten. Happy Columbus Day!

Four shot and at least 49 others wounded in Chicago over weekend

There were four people shot to death in Chicago over the weekend. Three were killed in the Garfield Park area on the West Side. A fourth was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, also on the West Side.

Citywide at least 49 others were wounded.

Friday, October 09, 2020

Rep Collins blasts Pelosi’s 25th Amendment bill: ‘Pandering' to ‘liberal base’

Didn't Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats already try to impeach the president? It's another coup attempt by Pelosi.

Coup attempt: Pelosi wants to oust Trump by way of 25th Amendment

Democrats have been complaining that President Trump may not accede to next month's election results and prevent a peaceful transition of power. However, the Dems didn't cooperate with Trump after he won the 2016 election. 

Now Nancy Pelosi wants to form a committee to explore removing Trump from office by way of the 25th Amendment. 

Ronald Reagan was right, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." 

Laugh now Dems. If somehow Pelosi is successful what's to stop a Republican Congress from removing a President Biden from the White House?

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Hannity: Kamala Harris' 'cringeworthy' debate was packed with lies

It was a great night for Vice President Mike Pence at Tuesday's night debate. Not so much so for Kamala Harris.

Trump says he won't participate in a virtual debate

I was looking forward to seeing President Donald Trump pressing Joe Biden on whether he'll be packing the US Supreme Court with liberals. But a virtual debate would be just silly. 

From AP
President Donald Trump vowed Thursday not to participate in next week's debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden after organizers announced it will take place virtually because of the president's diagnosis of COVID-19. 
"I'm not going to do a virtual debate" with Biden, Trump told Fox News, moments after the Commission on Presidential Debates announced the changes due to Trump's diagnosis. 

That cast serious doubts on whether the event will go forward, even as Biden's campaign vowed that its candidate will participate.

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Because federal bailout may not be coming, Lightfoot and Pritzker may have to lay off workers and cut spending--which they should have done months ago

As I've observed before--the correct time to layoff government employees was when the COVID-19 lockdown began in March. But Chicago's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, and Illinois' governor, J.B. Pritzker, who are beholden to the public-sector unions that put them in office, not the taxpayers, chose to keep all of their workers on taxpayers' payroll. 

For instance, all Illinois restaurants were closed for weeks. Why did they need health inspectors? Sales tax revenue was way down, so there was, and is, less work for revenue employees. I can go on and on. 

And the lockdowns were more severe in blue states. They Democrats put their economies to sleep. 

Why did they do this?

This passage from Fox Chicago tells us why:

Nearly eight months after the coronavirus hit the nation, struggling cities like Chicago saw a huge drop in tax revenues. 

Empty streets meant no money from sales taxes, and now it appears the city will not get any help from the federal government.
For city taxpayers, it could very likely mean paying more. For some city departments and agencies, it could mean layoffs.
Ah ha! That's it! Lightfoot and Pritzker had their scheme all figured out. The federal government would bail them out. These two Democrats are irresponsible, they remind me of rich kids living off a trust fund who, after they burn through it, expect someone else to pay the bill. 

But now that may not happen they'll have to do what they should have done in the spring. Cut spending and layoff employees. And sadly, raise taxes.

And dopes in blue states elect such leaders. Sad. Very sad. 

Chicago and Illinois, again I've said this before, are not comprised of people with governments. They are governments that have people. And just one of the symptoms of this illness is that they are poor stewards of taxpayer money. 

Illinoisans will decide next month on a constitutional amendment to drop the flat income tax--many states by they way have no income tax at all--for a graduated one. If you believe that Pritzker, Boss Madigan et al will be wise spenders of this cash windfall then you are a fool. 

Don Jr. sounds off on declassified Russia docs: 'We knew all along'

On Fox and Friends this morning the president's son disussed the Democrats' Russia hoax, their PC-response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and their plans to used the pandemic to bail out failing cities that have been mismanaged for decades.


Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Critics blast NBC's Biden town hall

The mainstream media is clearly colluding with the Biden campaign. 

Yesterday's townhall on NBC and hosted by reputed journalist Lester Holt, was not, as advertised, attended by undecided voters. And hot topics, such as packing the Supreme Court with liberals and adding two new states filled with Democratic voters, were not pressed. 

From Second City Cop: No wonder government is broke

Many government offices in Chicago are closed or they are working with shorter hours. 

But the paychecks are the same. Second City Cop is right: No wonder government is broke.

Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois government hasn't been a people with a government for decades. It's the other way around. Which is why people are fleeing Illinois.

Failed politicians who are beholden to the public-sector unions--but not taxpayers--are already crying poor mouth. 

Where were the layoffs in March and April during the worst of the lockdown? You know, like the ones in the private-sector?

Monday, October 05, 2020

Trump returns home to the White House, removes mask, gives a salute

Our president returned to the White House today. 

He's home and mask-free.


President Trump sent the Chief of Staff to hand out chocolates to supporters outside Walter Reed

Say what you will about President Trump, but he has a very loyal core of support. Backers of the president continue to gather outside Walter Reed Medical Center where he is being treated for COVID-19.


Five shot to death and at least 32 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

Coming off the bloodiest September in over a quarter-century, October in Chicago is off to a deadly start. Over the weekend five people were shot to death and at least 32 others were wounded. One of those murders occurred on the Edens Expressway on the Northwest Side, another in North Lawndale on the West Side, and there were three South Side homicides, one in Roseland, one in West Englewood, and one in Chicago Lawn. 

Saturday, October 03, 2020

All is well

There were some repairs that needed to be done that upended Marathon Pundit World Headquarters these last few days. The work is done. Now back to work for me!

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020

Joe Biden says he got to the Senate 180 years ago

Time for another lie down in the basement, Joe.

7 shot to death and at least 42 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

The last weekend in September saw seven people shot to death and at least 42 others wounded in Chicago. The fatalities' ages ranged from 17 to 66. 

In addition a there were two fatal stabbings. A mother is suspected of repeatedly stabbing her 5-year-old daughter to death on the West Side. And on the North Side the body of a female stabbing victim was pulled from the North Branch of the Chicago River. 

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Band- Don't Do It

The reason The Band is viewed as one of the founders of the Americana genre is that they don't just play, let's say, country, rock, or soul. They play all three and more. Here's a soul tune, or if you prefer, R&B.

When Marvin Gaye recorded this song, a Holland-Dozier-Holland composition, it was titled "Baby Don't You Do It." Which is the name of the tune. But for some reason the band trimmed the name to "Don't Do It."

Whatever the name, this rendition by The Band, from 1971, is fabulous.


Voters tell CNN: “The president is bringing us together,” “I think he’s doing a phenomenal job”

CNN wishes there was a seven-second delay on their network after these pro-Trump voters got past their screeners. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

MSNBC's Scarborough: "The Trump people are all over the place…Biden people are nowhere"

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has noticed that President Donald Trump's ground game is much better than that of Joe Biden.

IL lt guv, a Madigan tool, says Illinoisans face a 20-percent income tax hike if "pension bailout" tax amendment fails

Illinois' income tax--keep in mind some states have no income tax--is a flat one per that state constitution. Springfield Democrats have approved an amendment to that document that will allow a graduated rates, or what the progressives are calling a progressive tax.

The Prairie State has been spending more than it takes in for a couple of decades now and the damage is apparent. Illinois regularly has a backlog of billions of dollars in unpaid bills. The Democrats' reward to the public-sector unions, generous pensions, have also wreaked a savage toll. Illinois' pension plans are among the most under-funded about the 50 states. And there is no way out of that hole under the current system. Breaking the mold there are three ways out. One is a federal bailout--not likely, in my opinion. Or a bankruptcy declaration. And a change in federal law needs to take place for that to occur. And finally, the best one, is an amendment to the state constitution that will allow legislators to lower pension payments. That's an amendment I'll back!

Those retirees earning modest pensions should be protected, in my opinion. 

Yesterday Illinois' lieutenant governor, Juliana Stratton, pressing the panic button, is warning residents that they face a twenty-percent income tax hike if the pension bailout amendment, which is what I'm calling it, fails at the ballot box in November. 

Stratton is a real peace of work. She defeated a rarity--a Springfield Democrat who worked with Republicans--in her Democratic state representative primary in 2016, That independent streak of her opponent, Ken Dunkin, was too much for Boss Michael Madigan, the state Democratic chairman and longtime statehouse speaker. Barack Obama, who was still president at the time, somehow found time, despite his voluminous other duties, to endorse Stratton in that primary. 

Illinois voters--vote "No" on the pension bailout tax. 

If Illinois politicians are ever given an unlimited budget--they will exceed it. 

Illinois has been losing residents every year since 2014. It's easy to understand why.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Joe Biden again refuses to answer if he’ll pack the Supreme Court if elected

It looks like only the local media will pose hard questions to Joe Biden. Yesterday a North Carolina television reporter asked the Democratic nominee if he will pack the court with new justices on the Supreme Court. And again Biden refused to answer.

Two cops shot during Louisville protest

This is not a peaceful protest. 

From the New York Post
Two Louisville, Kentucky, police officers were shot Wednesday night in the city’s downtown amid protests after a grand jury did not indict cops in the killing of Breonna Taylor. 

The officers were shot around 8:30 p.m. near Broadway and Brook Street as residents took to the city’s streets after the grand jury’s decision was handed down earlier in the day, the Louisville Metro Police said.  
An unidentified suspect was taken into custody at the scene, but charges against them were not released.

Both officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Robert Schroeder, the LMPD’s interim police chief.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Don Lemon said the quiet part out loud, saying we're going to have to “blow up the entire system”

If there are riots soon--even tonight---we can blame CNN's Don Lemon.

As Kayleigh McEnany pointed out yesterday, in regards to the president naming his choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, Lemonhead said if Donald Trump proceeds it would be time to "blow up the entire system."


Where's Hunter? Senate releases interim report on his Burisma dealings

Yes, where is Hunter?

From Fox News:

The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees on Wednesday released an interim report on their monthslong joint investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings and his alleged "extensive and complex financial transactions."
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said their investigation has “faced many obstacles” from Democrats on their committees and that executive agencies "failed to comply with document requests."
The chairmen added that "there remains much work to be done" in their probe. Hunter Biden is the son of the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. His work background played a starring role in the Trump impeachment efforts earlier this year. He and his father have denied any wrongdoing related to his work.
The 87-page report stated that Obama administration officials "knew" that Hunter Biden's position on the board of Burisma was "problematic" and that it interfered “in the efficient execution of policy with respect to Ukraine."

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sen. Hirono insists court packing "long overdue," to be discussed "if the Dems take back the Senate"

Joe Biden won't answer the questions about "court packing," that is, adding more Justices to the US Supreme Court, clearly to tip the balance on the Court for the liberals. 

But Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) says that court packing is "long overdue" and it will be discussed "if the Dems take back the Senate."


(Video) When asked if voters have a right to know who he'd nominate to SCOTUS, Biden Claims, "No they don't"

The national media is protective of their preferred candidate for president, Joe Biden. Which is why it's up to the local media to ask the questions that CNN, MSNBC and their ilk won't. Yesterday when asked by a reporter from Today's TMJ4 News, a Milwaukee program, if voters hand the right to know who Biden would appoint to a Supreme Court vacancy, the Democratic nominee replied, "No they don't."

As he did in 2016 when he was a candidate, President Trump has released the names of the men and women he would nominate to SCOTUS. Keep in mind the most recent list was issued before the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Sen. Cruz: "That's what presidents do, if there's a vacancy, they make a nomination"

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is right. "That's what presidents do, if there's a vacancy, they make a nomination."


Nine killed and at least 36 others shot over weekend in Chicago, there were three mass shootings

Yes, it was another bloody weekend in Chicago. During that time nine people were shot to death and at least 36 others were wounded. There were three mass shootings-over the weekend: Three people were wounded in Englewood and another three in Austin, and four were wounded in a mass shooting in West Englewood. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

From Da Tech Guy: Questions the mainstream media needs to be asking Biden

After suffering through CNN's love fest of a town hall with Joe Biden last week I have many questions that they should have posed to the Democratic nominee: Questions the mainstream media needs to be asking Biden

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Bob Dylan - Jokerman (Video)

Bob Dylan is the king of comebacks. And after a foray into religious music after his conversion to Christianity in the late 1970s he reinvented himself for his Infidels album. Here's one of the best tune from that 1980s effort, "Jokerman."

President Trump on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "She was an amazing woman"

While the "Tiny Dancer" music from Elton John certainly diminished the moment, President Trump had this to day last night about the passing of Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ""She led an amazing life...She was an amazing woman, whether you agreed or not...I am sad to hear that." 


Friday, September 18, 2020

Trump has already announced potential SCOTUS picks, Biden has not

Today Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer at her home. She was 87.

Rest in peace.

As he did in 2016, last week Donald Trump released a list of potential nominees to the highest court in the land. Meanwhile Joe Biden is resisting calls to do the same. Will that change because RBG's seat on the court is open?

Media ignore Kamala’s SUPER awkward admission on Late Night Show

Do you remember Kamala Harris' tough talk against Joe Biden this winter. 

Apparently she didn't mean it. She's a fraud. Where is the media on this?

CNN criticized for 'softball' Biden town hall

A few days ago former Bill Clinton White House staffer, George Stephanopoulos, hosted a town hall with President Trump--where he was asked tough questions. Over at another Democratic-compliant network, CNN, there as a town hall where Joe Biden was given softball questions.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Trump ad: Joe's Teleprompter

"Teleprompter Joe" can't think for himself. 

Do you want a person like that as president?

Two shot to death and 13 others wounded in Chicago Tuesday

While Mayor Beetlejuice keeps adding states to its quarantine list--one that no one obeys--the carnage continues in Chicago. Yesterday 15 people were shot--two fatally--in the city. Of the fatalities one occurred in Back of the Yards on the South Side and the other at the CTA el station at Morse on the North Side. 

Food tundra: Alaska village under lockdown loses only store in fire

In urban areas activists complain of "food deserts" in the inner city that don't have a grocery store. 

We have a "food tundra" in a small Alaska village because of lockdown politics. 

From Alaska Public Media:

The only store the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta village of Kasigluk burned down on the night of Sept. 10, leaving residents without a place in town to buy groceries, clothes, and other supplies. The community is locked down to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, which meant that Kasigluk couldn’t get help from nearby villages to fight the flames.

Dance party serves as protest against Anchorage mayor's lockdown

People on the right do things, well, right. When conservatives protest we don't block traffic, scream in the face of people, and allow things turn violent.

Other than the abysmal (in my opinion) choice of tunes, this expression of First Amendment rights was ideal. 

From Must Read Alaska:

It’s not every day you witness a conga line forming in the middle of a political demonstration, but that’s what happened Tuesday evening at the Loussac Public Library. 
Two dozen protesters gathered outside the Assembly Chambers at the Loussac and threw what can only be described as a political dance party. The demonstration was in direct defiance of the recent emergency order (EO 14 v.2) signed by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz on Aug. 28, which restricts “loud or amplified” music and indoor/outdoor dancing. Using the greatest dance hits from the ’80s and ’90s as their soundtrack, protesters turned the library entrance into their makeshift dance floor. 
People of all ages participated in the protest, as many performed the Macarena, Electric Slide, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Footloose, and the ever-popular YMCA. Some were sporting bare feet, others were in socks. They shouted and cheered, and some carried signs of protest.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

(Video) The coverup continues: Biden campaign mgr refuses to deny that Biden uses a teleprompter in interviews

Earlier today Jen O'Malley Dillon, Joe Biden's campaign manager, refused to deny to a Politico reporter that her boss does not use a teleprompter during interviews. 

This is the second time in less than a week that a top member of the Biden-Harris campaign dodged questions about Biden's relying on a teleprompter while being interviewed. 

Say what you will about President Trump--but he speaks from the heart. And yes, sometimes his gut.


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Dem CA gov to POTUS: "I want to thank you…This may be a record that that the state's received"

Watch as California's governor, Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, praised President Donald Trump for his assistance as wildfdlowers devestate the state.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Bloody Chicago: Part: 2 Chicago’s Bloody Labor Day Weekend 10 Dead, 41 Wounded in Shootings 2020

Victor Maggio covers the rest of the violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago, paying a lot of attention on the murder of an eight-year-old girl on the South Side in a drive-by shooting.


Related post:

11 killed and at least 42 wounded in Chicago over weekend

It's been a month since Chicago has been hit by widespread looting and rioting. But the shootings continue at a high rate. 

Over the last weekend 11 people were shot to death and at least 42 others were wounded. 

Looking back at the summer, Second City Cop did some calculating. From Memorial day through Labor Day there were 3.26 homicides per day and and 15.29 people were wounded per day.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Boulder To Birmingham (Real Live Roadrunning)

Here are two greats, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, performing one of the latter's most-beloved songs, "Boulder to Birmingham."

Part: 1 Chicago’s Bloody Labor Day 2020; 10 Dead, 41 Wounded in Shootings Bloody Chicago:

Victor Maggio of Bloody Chicago was out and about all over the city during Labor Day weekend. 

It was a a bad one--10 shot to death and another 41 wounded. Lots of great stuff here. 

Vic even gets confronted, sort of, by an eccentric woman in a wheelchair while in his Ford while covering the carnage. 

Related post:

Friday, September 11, 2020

Bahrain and Israel to normalize relations

More #Winning from President Donald J. Trump. And on September 11, no less. 

From the Jerusalem Post:

Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in striking an agreement to normalize relations with Israel, President Donald Trump said on Friday, a dramatic move aimed at easing tensions in the Middle East. 

Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said. 

Trump also tweeted: "Another HISTORIC breakthrough today! Our two GREAT friends Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain agree to a Peace Deal – the second Arab country to make peace with Israel in 30 days!" 

"This is a historic breakthrough to further peace in the Middle East," the United States, Bahrain and Israel said in a joint statement.


Biden press sec refuses to answer on Biden’s teleprompter use: "You can’t answer the question"

Joe Biden's smug turd of a press secretary, TJ Ducklo, spoke with Fox News' Bret Baier yesterday. 

Baier asked Ducklo if the 77-year-old Democratic nominee used a teleprompter at a Michigan appearance. Before Biden answered a question, apparently referring to a teleprompter, the former vice president said, "Move it up here." Video clip is here.

Ducklo couldn't refused to answer Biden's query and instead attacked Baier and the Trump campaign.

Rudy Giuliani reflects on being New York City Mayor on 9/11

Rudy Giuliani remembers September 11, 2001. 

Never forget!


Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Delaware women accused of stealing MAGA hat indicted on robbery, hate crime charges

The tables are turning in the fairness field. From Fox News:
Two Delaware women accused of stealing a MAGA hat outside the Democratic National Convention were indicted Tuesday on charges including second-degree robbery and felony hate crimes. 
Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both 21, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching and felony hate crimes, Delaware Online reported. 
Three of the charges are felonies, and the two women could spend a total of 15 years in prison, according to Delaware Online. Winslow and Amy are out on bail, a spokesperson for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings told Delaware Online.

NBC News contributor: Dems "should have their hair on fire" with growth for Hispanic support for Trump

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, an NBC News contributor, on Morning Joe today said that Democrats "should have their hair on fire" because of growing support among Hispanics for President Trump.

Video: BLM protesters harass elderly couple eating lunch

Exactly how does screaming at people--with a bullhorn--in their ears advance the cause of racial harmony? Does swigging someone else's beer change minds?

What about minimizing the spread of germs?

The Daily Wire has more.

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Harris reverses herself on fracking ban

Joe Biden has been joined by his running mate, Kamala Harris, in flip-flopping on banning fracking.

Now they favor it. They also favor winning the state of Pennsylvania, where fracking is a major industry.

They are such hypocrites.

Oregonian replaces "mostly peaceful protest" with "mostly calm"

The left-wing media is a stubborn lot. For the most part, in their efforts to minimize the violent protests and riots by people they sympathize with, they've been calling such incidents "mostly peaceful" for years. 

Such artful wordplay goes back to the occupy movement. "Mostly peaceful" has largely been dropped by the most of the media--but only after repeated ridicule on social media platforms such as Twitter and Parler. #MostlyPeaceful is a popular hashtag used by conservatives in posts about rioting.

Today, in describing a Sunday violent gathering in Portland the Oregonian devised a new term, "mostly calm." 

They're persistent, that's for sure.

They're also losing audience and paying customers. Why not focus instead on simply reporting the news?

Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy: 

Monday, September 07, 2020

Kimberly Klacik: My chances of winning congressional race get better every day

Baltimore is a mess and one reason for that is like most big cities it suffers from one-party rule. Kimberly Klacik, a Republican running for Congress in Maryland's 7th District, hopes to block the stranglehold.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Thursday night I watched the documentary Once Were Brothers--Robbie Robertson and the Band on Hulu. Great stuff although I thought the film was a bit easy on the moribund middle period of these groundbreaking musicians. Although drug abuse by some of the other members of the Band probably contributed to those doldrums.

Another documentary of about the Band of course is the Martin Scorsese-directed motion picture The Last Waltz. Scorsese appears in this new rockumentary.

Here's a bit from that earlier flick with the Band performing perhaps their best-known song, and one that may end up being a victim of today's cancel culture, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

Chicago anti-violence group robbed of educational supplies, food, and computers

Here's a not-feel-good-story out of Chicago, which has many of these. 

From Fox News:
An anti-violence group in Chicago said it was robbed of educational supplies, including computers, a week before it planned to open classrooms to assist children with remote learning. 
Mothers Against Senseless Killings posted photos on its Facebook page Thursday showing ransacked makeshift classrooms, empty boxes and a wall where suspected robbers possibly gained entry. Snacks and diapers also were taken.
"People put a lot of work and thought into donating these things, collecting funds, shopping, unpacking, delivering, sorting. It's not the government, big companies or even the city donating," the post reads. "There is no insurance payout."

Friday, September 04, 2020

Salon owner joins Tucker, pushes back on Pelosi’s claim she was ‘set-up’

Erica Kious, the San Francisco salon order, responded on Tucker Carlson's show last night about the claim that her business, which had been closed for months because of COVID-19, "set up" Nancy Pelosi when she had her hair done, maskless, inside that salon.

This interview also presents a sad case of the harm the lockdown has dealt to small business.

From Red State: Where in the world Is Kamala Harris?

She has disappeared! From Red State: Where in the world Is Kamala Harris?

Jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent

Good news today on the recovering economy.

From CNBC:
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 1.37 million in August and the unemployment rate tumbled to 8.4% as the U.S. economy continued to climb its way out of the pandemic downturn.
The unemployment rate was by far the lowest since the coronavirus shutdown in March, according to Labor Department figures released Friday. An alternative measure that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also fell, down to 14.2% from 16.5% in July and 22.8% at the peak in April.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting growth of 1.32 million and the jobless rate to decline to 9.8% from 10.2% in July.

“It’s another great day for American jobs and American workers,” Vice President Mike Pence told CNBC. Pence added that the job growth and the single-digit unemployment rate is “real evidence that the American comeback is underway.”

Federal agents kill man suspected of murdering Trump supporter in Portland

Local authorities clearly weren't up to the task of tracking this guy down. 

From AP:
A man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown was killed Thursday as investigators moved in to arrest him, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.
The man, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him near Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Portland. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press.
Federal agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service had located him on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and Reinoehl pulled a gun during the encounter, the official said. The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. 
A U.S. Marshals Service statement later said the fugitive task force “attempted to peacefully arrest him."