Monday, November 30, 2020

Friday, November 27, 2020

Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 restrictions at houses of worship

Here's a story from Wednesday might that you may have missed. In a 5-4 US Supreme Court decision--yes, Amy Coney Barrett was the deciding vote--the Justices said that COVID-19 restrictions regarding religious gatjerings in the state of New York are unconstituional.

 

Obama attacks Latino Trump voters in 'dismissive' interview

Liberals don't see voters as people. They see them in terms of what voting bloc they perceive them to be.

Because of that they are doomed to lose.

 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Message from Lightfoot's budget for Chicago: Move out if you live in the city and avoid visiting if you don't

Michigan Avenue this summer
Chicago's next budget has much to hate. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming the current revenue shortfall on COVID-19, of course she leaves out of her messaging that her draconian lockdown has made it worse. And Beetlejuice's weak response to two rounds of widespread rioting and looting--conducted by many people not wearing masks, has put the nation's third-largest city--for now--into an economic freefall. 

The budget, unusual for Chicago, passed with a small majority in the City Council. 

Among the tax increases are a $94 million property tax increase that comes with automatic annual price of living increases to pay for unfunded pension liabilities. That problem has its roots in the failed 22-year mayorality of Richard M. Daley, who left office in 2011. Daley's successor, Rahm Emanuel, just six years ago signed into law a masssive $750 million property tax hike to pay for--of course--public worker pensions. Emanuel now favors a state constitutional amdendment to remove its pension guarantee clause.

Chicago's gasoline prices are noticeably higher than where I live in suburban Cook County, just as gas is cheaper in the collar counties and Indiana and Wisconsin. Have you ever noticed how few gas stations are near Chicago's borders? I have. Well, Lightfoot's budget includes a three-cent gasoline tax increase. Keep in mind that drivers in Chicago are confronted with omnipresent red-light cameras andpothole- ridden streets.

And that's not all! 

Chicagoans also have to endure speeding-cameras. And the threshold for receiving a ticket from one of them has been lowered to driving just six miles-per-hour over the speed limit.

There is still more to hate!

Shoppers in Chicago have to suffer with a higher sales tax rate than elsewhere in Illinois. And if you find the courage to buy something, such as groceries, you'll have to pay seven cents per plastic bag. 

Oh, murders are way up compared to recent years. Even more so are car jackings

Why come to Chicago? Why live there? 

Tucker: What does Joe Biden believe? We still don't know.

What does Joe Biden stand for?

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Winning: Dow closes over 30,000 for first time

The Donald Trump economy continues to roar.

From CNBC:

U.S. stock futures rose slightly on Tuesday night following a banner day for three of the for major market benchmarks. 

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures traded higher by 21 points, or 0.1%. S&P 500 futures also climbed 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.2%. The Dow broke above 30,000 for the first time on Tuesday, rallying more than 400 points. 

Tuesday’s rally put the Dow on pace for its biggest monthly gain since 1987, up more than 13%. 

“The Dow passing 30,000 represents achievement of an arbitrarily-set milestone, but it also captures the sentiment of the moment for investors,” said Scott Knapp, chief market strategist at CUNA Mutual Group.

Sebastian Gorka responds to Biden's call for unity

"Joe, you are a lying dog-faced pony soldier," says Sebastian Gorka about "Plugs" Biden.

   

Hatred: Leftists force Feinstein to quit as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee because she hugged Lindsey Graham

Don't believe the leftists about this being a time for "unity." Their idea of unity, which is the same one Barack Obama has, is that Republicans abandon their political positions and march lockstep with the Democrats. 

And those Democrats who aren't sufficiently loyal--or worse--if they show friendliness to Republicans--need to be punished and exiled, the leftists believe. They possess a totalitarian mindset. 

More from the Daily Mail:

California Senator Dianne Feinstein said she will step down from her role as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, giving up the powerful spot after public [My comment: the Daily Mail means "leftist"] criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. 

Feinstein, 87, said in a statement that she would not seek the position in the next Congress. 

Tensions came to a head during the Barrett hearings, when Feinstein closed out the proceedings with an embrace for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and a public thanks to Graham for a job well done.

Tucker: The system was rigged against one candidate

The media mob ganged up on Donald J. Trump.

    

Monday, November 23, 2020

5 dead and at least 47 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

The shootings in Chicago from this past weekend, which totaled five dead and at least 47 wounded, more than doubled the shootings from the prior weekend. Of the fatalities, there were two in South Chicago, one in Englewood, one in West Pullman--all on the South Side--and one in Austin on the West Side. 

Chicago is under a partial stay at home order. 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

From Da Tech Guy: Review, The Liberator on Netflix

With the election I've been busy with other concerns so it's been months since I've written a review at Da Tech Guy. But I found an animated World War II drama that is worth your time: The Liberator on Netlix.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Thanksgiving Day: Ray Davies

I never thought I'd see Thanksgiving under attack in my lifetime. 

But the leftists are using the COVID-19 outbreak to shame Americans into greatly altering their plans for this most American of holidays. Here's an Englishman, Ray Davies who "gets it" in regards to "Thanksgiving Day."


Tucker: Democrats, media 'ghouls' want to punish political opponents

America's march to totalitarianism continues.

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

(PragerU) The End of Women's Sports

Boys running as girls in high school sports will kill women's athletics.

 

Sen. Loeffler highlights GA Democrat candidate Warnock’s past comments: "He's a radical’s radical"

The Democratic candidate for the US Senate in one of the two runoffs is Raphael Warnock, a committed leftist. 

The incumbent for that seat, Kelly Loeffler, says of Warnock, "He's a radical's radical."

 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cuomo 'melts down' at reporters when questioned on school closure, Hannity responds

Chris Cuomo's handling of COVID-19 in New York state has been a total fiasco. 

  

Boss Madigan crony, lobbyists, former ComEd execs indicted on corruption and bribery

Graphic courtesy of the 
Illinois Policy Institute
The feds are closing the ring on Boss Madigan, the man who destroyed Illinois.

From TriState Public Radio:

A longtime confidante of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) was charged along with two other former Commonwealth Edison lobbyists and the CEO of ComEd’s parent company in a nine-count indictment Wednesday, alleging the four conspired on a wide-ranging bribery scheme all designed to influence the powerful House Speaker.
Mike McClain, who spent decades lobbying for electric utility ComEd after serving in the legislature alongside Madigan in the 1970s, was named in all nine counts, as was former Exelon CEO Anne Pramaggiore, who stepped down from the company last fall amid a series of federal raids and subpoenas naming her and other ComEd officials as subjects of interests to the feds. Former ComEd lobbyists John Hooker and Jay Doherty were charged with six of the nine counts.
Ex-ComEd CEO Vice President Fidel Marquez is also listed in the indictment as helping to coordinate the bribery efforts. Marquez pleaded guilty to a corruption charge connected to the scheme in September.
The fifty-page indictment spans nine years of alleged wrongdoing by ComEd’s four representatives, shedding new light on actions first alleged in a deferred prosecution agreement against ComEd itself filed in July. Under the agreement, ComEd’s prosecution will be delayed for three years as the company cooperates in the investigation, and must pay a $200 million fine.
This Illinois Policy Institute documentary about Boss Madigan should me required viewing for Illinois high school students.
 
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Georgia discovers additional uncounted ballots

Amazing. Officials keep finding ballots in Georgia. They've been holding elections there for over 200 years. Practice makes perfect, right?

 

Decline and fall: Shoplifters brought baseball bats to Macy's in Chicago

Shame on Macy's for not going after the alleged perp the first couple of times. 

From CWB Chicago:
A shoplifting team that has repeatedly targeted the Macy’s store at Water Tower Place raised the stakes by bringing baseball bats to ward off security officers during a raid on the retailer’s menswear department last week, prosecutors said.
One adult and one juvenile are now charged with robbery. Loss prevention officers caught 19-year-old Darien Green shoplifting three times in the previous month, according to prosecutors.
But Macy’s didn’t press charges in those cases. So, when Green and two companions entered the store with baseball bats on the afternoon of November 12, security officers decided to keep an eye on them, said Assistant State’s Attorney Meredith Rudolfi.
When a guard approached the trio in the menswear department, Green threatened him with a bat while a juvenile threatened to beat the agent if he didn’t stop following the group around. The security officer backed away while other Macy’s employees kept an eye on the crew via surveillance cameras.
The main perp returned to Macy's one more time. This time Macy's employees called the police. What took them so long?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Trump reverses cancellation of Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery

Every year patriots from across America travel to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths at the graves there. An out-of-touch bureaucrat canceled the event over safety reasons.

President Trump reversed the decison.

Jack Dorsey gets questioned by Senator John Kennedy

Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey gets spanked by US Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) over censorship.

 

Georgia recount unearths nearly 2,600 uncounted ballots

I mean hey, the election was two weeks ago!


Monday, November 16, 2020

Counter-protesters, pro-Trump supporters gather in DC after Million MAGA March earlier on Saturday

Joe Biden has not condemned the violent Antifa counterprotesters who crashed the Million MAGA March in Washington Saturday.


Winning: Moderna COVID-19 vaccine 94.5 percent effective

President Donald Trump did promise COVID-19 vaccines very soon.

From ABC News:

In another promising medical development, the biotechnology company Moderna has announced its COVID-19 vaccine could be up to 94.5% effective.
The news comes a week after Pfizer announced its vaccine could be up to 90% effective based on a similar, early analysis from its Phase 3 trial.
In a release Monday, Moderna said its Phase 3 trial "met statistical criteria with a vaccine efficacy of 94.5%," according to an early analysis of the data that included 95 participants with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk (1979)

Last week I received a request last week for Dave Edmunds' "Girls Talk."

I listen to my guests. 

This song, Edmunds best-known, was written by Elvis Costello. 

Oh, yes, that is Nick Lowe playing bass.

 

Justice Alito warns of threats to religious liberty, sparking outrage on the left

My favorite justice on the US Supreme Court is Samuel Alito. And he's worried about anti-freedom left attacking this country.


Friday, November 13, 2020

(Video) Sky News Australia: 'Barely literate' Joe Biden should never have accepted nomination

Sky News' Alan Jones can see the truth all the way from Australia. He says that Joe Biden is in "cognitive decline and is barely literate," adding that if the former vice president had "any modesty about him" he would never have accepted the Democratic nomination. 

I'd like to add that if Biden had any sense left he never even should have run for the presidency.

 

Karl Rove on progressive push: It's unbelievable what happened to House Dems

America is not ready for socialism, Karl Rove tells Sean Hannity.
 
 

Days after speaking to Biden supporters in a rally without a mask Chicago's mayor Lightfoot issues new stay-at-home order

Leftists always make exceptions to their rules when it comes to advancing their agenda.

From Fox News:    
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faced intense backlash Thursday for her recent round of lockdown orders, which came days after she joined large crowds celebrating Joe Biden's election victory.
Amid national spikes of coronavirus cases, the Windy City's top Democrat announced a 30-day stay-at-home advisory that will take effect Monday.
The advisory calls on all Chicagoans to do the following: "Stay home unless for essential reasons, Stop having guests over — including family members you do not live with, Avoid non-essential travel, Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans," Lightfoot summarized on Twitter. The orders suggest Lightfoot has been taking the coronavirus outbreak seriously. But just last Saturday, she was seen maskless while touting the projected victory of President-elect Biden in a video she shared on her Twitter account.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lend-Lease Monument in Fairbanks, Alaska

During World War II over 8,000 airplanes as well as other vitally needed supplies were transported from the United States to Russia for the fight against the Nazis on the Eastern Front as part of the Lend-Lease Program

In Fairbanks, Alaska--which was a key exchange spot--there is a monument honoring Lend-Lease which show a Russian and American pilot. 

Remember a veteran on Veterans Day.


 

MSNBC on hot mic: "Oh sh*t, f*ck"

In an MSNBC discussion about the transition of power, a reporter for that networ, Ken Dilanian said "Oh, sh*t, f*ck" in a hot mic moment.

   

Truckers organize strike to protest Biden's potential fracking ban

Fracking is good for America on so many levels. But the leftists don't care.

   

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Alaska Veterans Memorial in Delaney Park in Anchorage

Wednesday is Veterans Day. And thank the vetererans who served this great country today, tomorrow, or really, anytime. 

Pictured is the Alaska Veterans Memorial in Delaney Park in Anchorage, Alaska.

Cunningham concedes, Republican Tillis wins reelection in NC US Senate race

That makes 49 and with one more very likely win in Alaska, the Senate will end up with 50 Republican seats before the upcoming two Senate runoffs in Georgia. The GOP will probably win both Georgia contests.

There was no blue wave.

From the Charlotte Observer:

“The voters have spoken and I respect their decision,” [Democrat Cal] Cunningham said in a statement Tuesday, his first remarks since Election Day.
“While the results of this election suggest there remain deep political divisions in our state and nation, the more complete story of our country lies in what unites us: our faith and sense of confidence in our democracy, our civic values and common humanity, our shared aspiration to care for one another, and our belief that we live in a country that does exceptional things.
“... Though this isn’t the electoral outcome we worked for, I’ll always be grateful to be a North Carolinian, and I’ll always believe that our country’s best days are ahead.”
Tillis, 60, had declared victory on Nov. 3. He was congratulated by Republican Senate colleagues on Monday when the chamber returned to work. In a statement on Tuesday, Tillis said “I wish nothing but the best to Cal and his family going forward.”

Voting irregularities in Nevada under investigation

Last night former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt discussed voting problems in the Silver State.

 

Steve Hilton, "President Trump has turned the Republican Party into a modern, multiracial working-class coalition"

Donald Trump is a transformational president. Steve Hilton explains.

 

Monday, November 09, 2020

On weekend where Lightfoot says "America is back" six shot and at least 37 wounded over weekend in Chicago

While not wearing a mask on Saturday, Chicago's leftist mayor, Lori Lightfoot, declared "America is back" while addressing Joe Biden supporters. But but of course Lightfoot didn't say anything about Chicago's rampant shootings. Over the this past weekent six people were shot to death and at least 37 others were wounded. It was a big jump over the prior weekend. If pressed I'm sure Lightfoot will blame President Trump for that. 

Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90% effective

President Trump promised that a vaccine would be ready soon when he was on the campaign trail. 

From NPR:

Pfizer's experimental COVID-19 vaccine appears to be working. The vaccine was found to be more than 90% effecting, according to clinical results released by the company Monday. 
That news comes from an interim analysis of a study involving 43,538 volunteers, 42 percent of whom had "diverse backgrounds." Each participant got two injections spaced 21 days apart. 

The analysis compared the number of cases of COVID-19 among the volunteers getting the vaccine, with an approximately equal sized group of volunteers who got an injection of a liquid that didn't contain the vaccine. 

In a news release from Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, the company said results from 94 evaluable cases of COVID-19 among study participants indicated the more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration set a minimum effectiveness bar at 50%.

Friday, November 06, 2020

The blue wave turned into a ripple: Sam Stovall

There was no blue wave. Investor Sam Stovall explains.

 

Pritzker calls on Boss Madigan to quit Illinois Democratic Party chairmanship

Madigan, courtesy 
of  the Illinois Policy
Institute

Illinois Republicans had a rare good Election Day on Tuesday. The so-called Fair Tax Amendment, which would replace a flat state income tax with graduated rates--failed. The amendment was personally and financially pushed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Chicago Democrat. In the state House of Representatives the GOP will pick up a few seats. And a Democratic Supreme Court justice failed in his retention bid. 

After years of trying the state Republican Party was able to point to the real problem in Illinois--Boss Michael Madigan--and find a lot of believers in this argument. Corruption probes are circling Madigan's cronies. And of course Madigan, who has been  state House Speaker for 25 of the last 27 years--and state Democratic Party chairman for 23 years--has had his fingers on every Illinois budget for decades. He's the primary reason Illinois is bankrupt-in-all-but-name. 

Yesterday, Pritzker, who was the Madigan machine's unofficial choice in the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary, called on Madigan to quit his party chairmanship. That's not far enough--Madigan needs to resign or be removed from the speakership too. 

But it's a start. 

So far only one prominent Illinois Democrat, US Sen. Tammy Duckworth, is calling for Madigan to leave the speakership. 

Trump economy: Jobless rate drops to 6.9 percent

This is still the Donald J. Trump economy.

From CNBC:  
Employment growth was better than expected in October and the unemployment rate fell sharply even as the U.S. faces the challenge of surging coronavirus cases and the impact they could have on the nascent economic recovery.
The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by 638,000 and the unemployment rate was at 6.9%. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a payroll gain of 530,000 and an unemployment rate of 7.7% a touch lower than the September level of 7.9%.
October’s gain was just slightly off the September pace of 672,000.
The jobless rate decline was positive as it came with a labor force participation rate that rose 0.3 percentage points to 61.7%. An alternative measure that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also declined, to 12.1% from 12.8% a month ago.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Cognitive decline: Biden compares making black friends to 'The Green Mile'

Joe Biden's cognitive decline is obvious in this November 3rd video where he discusses growing up with black kids in Delaware as he rambles on about the movie "The Green Mile" and "great black athletes." 

"I had a job with a nice country club kind of pool as a lifeguard," Biden said. "I played ball with a lot of great black athletes but I didn't know them. I mean, we knew each other. They were friends. But I didn't know them. And it was a great education. It was like 'The Green Mile." 

Wow. "The Green Mile" is a prison movie that focuses on unfair treatment of black prisoners.

The mainstream media, in the tank for Biden, is ignoring this troubling video.


Jim Jordan reacts to Democratic 'blue wave' prediction falling short

US Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) talks about the "blue wave" that never happened.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

On this day in 1980, rare double rainbow appears over Ronald Reagan's birthplace--the next day he is elected president

It was a very blessed November 3, 1980 in Tampico, Illinois. On February 11, 1911 the greatest president of the 20th century was born above a bakery in the northern Illinois village. A rare double rainbow appeared over Reagan's birthplace forty years ago today.


The next day the Gipper, in a landslide victory, was elected America's 40th president.

In most places in America there is still time to vote.

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Registered Dem tells NBC why he's voting for Trump: “Finally somebody who stands up for America"

It must have pained NBC to have a Democrat say on the air that he's voting for Donald Trump.

 

Tucker: Trump is an indictment of America's ruling class

Are you fed up with the elites? If so then vote for Donald J. Trump.

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Monday, November 02, 2020

Donald Trump: Strength

Tuesday is Election Day and some places still have early voting. Vote Republican and vote for Donald Trump!


Four dead and at least 25 wounded over Halloween weekend in Chicago

Halloween weekend saw more violence in Chicago. Halloween Night, Saturday, was particularly bloody as three people were shot to death within an hour-and-a-half, one on the South Side and two on the West Side. 

The weekend's other fatal shooting occurred in a mass shooting on the South Side. Three others were wounded in that one. 

Overall there were four people shot to death over the weekend at least 25 others wounded.