Saturday, July 31, 2021

The Clash - Clampdown (Live at the Lewisham Odeon)

From their landmark London Calling album comes "Clampdown."

The Clash were lefties but in today's environment they might be considered moderates. 

While the subject matter here is right wing thugs, the goons of today in America are antifa leftists. In fact if you tweak they lyrics a bit you can make this song about antifa.

Change "you start wearing the blue and brown And you're working for the clampdown." To "you start wearing the black and red."

 

Tucker: They've decided to strip you of your rights

They're out to get you.


Friday, July 30, 2021

College students won't root for Team USA at Olympics

There is a sickness in America. And it's called higher education.


Are you selling a car? Please reach out to me!

I have a regular job. One of my duties is to purchase--for my employer--used vehicles.


Do you need extra cash? There is a used car shortage. A family in Chicago's northern suburbs figured they had one car too many. Even though there was a payoff on the loan of their 2018 Acura TLX they spoke to me yesterday, came in, and now we're paying off their loan. And despite the payoff they drove home in one of their other cars with a $4,000 check. This can be you. 

If you have an old car, new-ish car, or one in-between, reach out to me at john.ruberry@sbcgdlobal.net. 

Now is your time. Did I mention the used car shortage?

He never drove an 18-wheeler: Biden caught in another 'bizarre' moment

Despite his claims otherwise, there is no evidence that Joe Bide ever drove an 18-wheel truck. 

It's called cognitive decline.


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Shocking video surfaces showing thieves stealing massive amounts of product

Many big cities and metropolitan counties have prosecutors, like George Soros-funded Kim Foxx in Illinois and George Gascon in California, who feel their job is not to protect to the public.


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Brit Hume on 'absolutely staggering' Capitol riot revelation

Had it been leftists who stormed the Capitol, like the antifa riots last year, the mainstream media would have called this so-called "insurrection" mostly peaceful.


One shot and 14 wounded Tuesday in Chicago

It was another bloody day in Lori Lightfoot's Chicago. One man was shot dead after someone got out of a car lat night and fired on him in Lawndale on the West Side.

At least 14 other people were wounded. 


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Panahi: Biden’s Town Hall was 'incoherent gibberish even by his low standards'

The mainstream media continues to ignore Joe Biden's clear cognitive decline.

Sky News' Rita Panahi explain--and Sleepy Joe does the rest.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Failed Chicago mayor Lightfoot says she would "absolutely" again exclude white journalists from interviewing her


The worst mayor in America is Lori Lightfoot of Chicago. And the competition is steep--including such flops as New York's Bill de Blasio, Portland's Ted Wheeler, and Lovely Warren of Rochester, New York, who was indicted earlier this month.

Lightfoot is also a racist.

From the Washington Examiner:

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she would "absolutely" grant interviews only to journalists of color again after she drew waves of backlash earlier in the year when she announced the policy. 

"I would absolutely do it again. I’m unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago," the Democrat said on a segment of the New York Times's podcast Sway, released on Monday. 

"Here is the bottom line for me: To state the obvious, I’m a black woman mayor," she said. "I’m the mayor of the third-largest city in the country. Obviously, I have a platform, and it’s important to me to advocate on things that I believe are important. Going back to why I ran — to disrupt the status quo. The media is critically important to our democracy. … The media is in a time of incredible upheaval and disruption, but our City Hall press corps looks like it’s 1950 or 1970." 

In May, Lightfoot said the one-on-one interviews that mark the two-year anniversary of her inauguration would not be offered to white reporters. At the time, she said the initiative would foster diversity and inclusion to push back against the "overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets.

USA Today fact-checker twists herself into knots trying to explain why Megan Rapinoe is not a Subway spokesperson

Let's see, Megan Rapinoe, who plays for the the American women's soccer team in the 2020 Olympics, appears in at least one Subway commercial. Maybe more, but I've only seen one. But I've learned that does not make her a Subway spokesperson. While I'll accept that Rapinoe didn't stomp on the American flag after a World Cup match in 2019, I believe that makes her a Subway spokesperson.

Subway hired her to at the very least appear in an ad for the fastfood chain which means, to me, makes her a spokesperson for Subway.

But not USA Today's fact-checker Chiara Vercellone, who says she isn't and in a fact-check that reads like a press release, a corporate PR hack told Vercellone, "Megan is one of several athletes and celebrities Subway partners with, but they are not the official company spokesperson."

So Rapinoe is a "partner," not a spokesperson. 

Same difference.

12 shot to death over weekend in Chicago and at least 58 others wounded

Chicago's violent spree continues. Over the last full weekend in July twelve peope were shot to death, including a still unidentified 17-year-old boy in Englewood, and at least 58 others were wounded. 

Meanwhile Chicago's ideologue mayor, Lori Lightfoot, continues to talk about fighting violence. Over at Fox Chicago, however, is a reminder that nearly a year ago Lightfoot rolled out a plan, "Our City, Our Safety," to counteract the mayhem, that would send money into 15 neighborhoods. 

Only gun violence is worse, and in some of the areas dramatically so, in most of those areas. 

Lightfoot's plan consists of social programs, not crime-fighting tactics. 

Surprised?

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Bellowhead - New York Girls

If this song sounds familiar it might be because it was featured in the Martin Scorsese film Gangs of New York.

Here is Bellowhead punching out a fine rendition of "New York Girls."

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Psaki defends Hunter Biden attending events with potential buyers of his "art"

I've heard that in art school students are told that a turd spray-painted gold isn't art.

Below that execrable level are the paintings of influence peddler Hunter Biden.


Friday, July 23, 2021

Residents speak out on "out of control" crime in Democrat-run Chicago

Hey, the people of Chicago voted for failure, also known as Mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

 And Cook County residents--not me because I vcted for the Repubican candidate for state's atrorney--share responsibility for reelecting Kim Foxx.

 

Obama ethics chief: Hunter Biden’s art selling scheme “sure looks like profiting off the presidency”

Of Hunter Biden's artwork, an art professor recently remarked, "They're fine decorative amateur work. Hey, everybody needs a hobby!" 

The younger Biden is offering up to $500,000 for his paintings. But simply put he has returned to his primary job over the decades, Chicago-style influence peddling. Hunter's latest scheme is so bad that even Barack Obama's onetime ethics chief says that it "sure looks like profiting off the presidency." 

And CNN is reporting on this outrage.

Overall the media response is still weak--after all, left-wing reporters were bellyaching about the emoluments clause in the US Constitution for four years during the Trump presidency. But it's not that the Trump Organization opened hotels, apartments, and condos after #45 was sworn. It has been in business for nearly 100 years.

Hunter just started painting.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

14-year-old killed in Chicago Wednesday and at least 28 others wounded; three mass shootings on same day

Violence in Chicago is soaring, despite some ludricrous claims, such this one from a spokesman from Cook County's so-called prosecutor, Kim Foxx, who calls it "a misconception." 

Wednesday was brutal.

A 14-year-old was killed and 28 other people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday as the city was hit by three mass shootings in a single day. 
The boy was shot along with four other people in North Lawndale shortly after 6 p.m. Minutes later, a few blocks away, five people were shot outside Theodore Herzl Elementary School. 
Shortly before midnight, 8 people traveling on a party bus were shot in Lincoln Park. At least 34 other shootings this year have wounded four or more people, according to a Sun-Times analysis of city data. Over the last five years, Chicago has recorded the most mass shootings in the nation by far, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Fox News Reports On Human Smugglers Exploiting Biden's Border Crisis

It's crisis.

Baby shot in head released from hospital, family moving out of city: "Chicago is the worst," mom, who was shot six years earlier, says

The good news--no, make that great news--is that the one-month-old baby has been discharged from the hospital after being shot earlier this month.

As for the family, they're quitting Chicago.

From Fox Chicago:
The one-month-old was one of seven people wounded in a mass shooting in Englewood on July 1.
Now, her family has had enough and they are moving out of Chicago.
Terriana Smith is the youngest gun violence victim this year and in recent memory. She is one of 212 kids, under the age of 17, shot this year alone.
"I'm getting out of here, today. I have to leave Chicago," said Terriana’s mother Tyeshia Banks. "I love this city, but I can’t stay anymore."
Six years ago Banks was also wounded in a shooting--one that occurred six blocks from the mass shooting site where her daughter was shot.

No one has been arrested for the July 1 mass shooting.

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Media silent after Texas Dems test positive for COVID-19; Pelosi and White House staffer who met with them also tested positive

Had it been Republicans from Texas who spread COVID-19 after flying to Washington fleeing their responsibility to vote on the bill, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times et. al. would be apolectic.

Six of these runaway leftists, who proudly flew maskless to the capital on a private jet, have tested postive for COVID

But because it is Democrats who are avoiding voting on a voter integrity bill, they are largely silent.

Meanwhile two staffers who met with the passengers from that airborne-plague ship, one from the White House and another from the office of Nancy Pelosi, have since tested positive for COVID-19.


Four wounded in Monday night Chicago mass shooting

And two hours earlier a 15-year-old girl was shot a few blocks away.

From Fox Chicago:

Four men were wounded in a shooting Monday in Homan Square on the West Side. They were outside about 9:15 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Flournoy Street when someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.
A 47-year-old man was struck multiples times while another man, 22, was shot in the face, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the older man was in critical condition and the younger man was in good condition.
The third man, 43, was shot in the thigh and was also in good condition at St. Anthony Hospital, police said. A 46-year-old man who was also shot in the thigh was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Monday, July 19, 2021

10 killed and at least 50 others shot in Chicago over weekend, including 12-year-old and 4 teens wounded in a mass shooting

The carnage in Chicago continues. Over this past weekend at ten people were shot to death and at least 50 others were wouned. Of the latter four teens and a 12-year-old were wounded in a mass shooting in Austin on the West Side. 

Over the weekend a deadly milestone was reached At the Hey Jackass site they are reporting that 400 people have now been shot to death, overall there have been 425 homicides in Chicago in 2021.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Catch the Wind: Donovan

Donovan was Scotland's answer to Bob Dylan. 

And in the 1960s he was a major international star. He's largely forgotten now and that's unfortunate. His first hit was"Catch the Wind."

 And here he is performing it. 


Tucker reveals new information on why Hunter Biden's case was buried

And where is Hunter? 


Friday, July 16, 2021

White House takes heat for 'compiling' list of Facebook users to censor

My friends, this is how fascism operates. Compliant corporations cooperate with the goverment.


Biden complains about reporters asking too many questions during press conference

Let the irony sink in. 

Joe Biden, accompanied by German chancellor Angela Merkel, complained at a press conference that the media was asking too many questions.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

MLB All-Star game ratings down from 2019

I boycotted Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game because the sport's commissioner, Rob Manfred, kowtowed to the woke mob over Georgia's recently enacted voter integrity bill.

It appears I was not alone in finding something else to do.

From TV Line:

In the latest TV ratings, Fox’s coverage of the MLB All-Star Game averaged 6.76 million total viewers (per fast affiliates), down just a tick from the prelim numbers for the 2019 contest (7.1 mil), which went on to report an all-time low audience of 8.1 million in Nielsen finals.
NBC’s America’s Got Talent (6.77 mil/0.9 demo rating) was steady week-to-week, as was College Bowl (2.4 mil/0.4).
Over on The CW, The Flash (750K/0.2) dropped a handful of eyeballs, while Superman & Lois (850K/0.2) returned rock steady after a three-week break.
CBS’ Love Island (1.7 mil/0.3) equaled its second-best audience of the season while steady in the demo.
Becauses of the pandemic and the shortened 2020 MLB season there was no All-Star Game last season.

Pete Hegseth grills Texas Democrat on 'fleeing' state in heated debate

Watch as Fox News' Pete Hegseth rip Democrat Texas State Rep. James Talarico over his party's legislative caucus fleeing the state over the Republican bill to improve voting integrity in the Lone Star State. 

Talarico is the the left of Georgia's Stacey Abrams, a fellow leftist who supports voter ID.


Sunday, July 04, 2021

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Johnny Cash Medley: Ride This Train, America The Beautiful, This Land Is Your Land

On his ABC-TV television show Johnny Cash had a regular segment "Ride This Train," the album of the same name. 

Here is the Man in Black, for this Independence Day weekend, performing a medley, of "Ride This Train," followed with "America the Beautiful," and ending in "This Land Is Your Land."

 

Mark Dice: Talking with clueless Californians about the 4th of July

While there are stupid people everywhere, California, a deep blue state, has an abundance of them.


Friday, July 02, 2021

CNN: “Gas prices are the highest they’ve been in 7 tears…gas is getting harder to find"

Bidenomics at work.


4 shot and 28 wounded Thursday in Chicago; 1-month-old shot in the head among victims in a mass shooting

Yesterday Chicago's police superintendant, David Brown, twisted June's crime numbers to show that violent crime is down in Chicago. CWB Chicago knocks Brown and the CPD brass down for their disingenuous victory dance.

July is off to a very bloody start in Chicago--and the usually violent July 4 weekend is upon us. 

Yesterday four people were shot to death in Chicago and at least 28 others were wounded. There was another mass shooting last night in Englewood on the South Side where a one-month-old baby was shot in the head. The baby is in critical condition while the six other victims are in good condition. Two weeks ago five people were killed and three wounded in another Englewood mass shooting. 

At least two other children were wounded  on the South Side on Thursday, an eight-year-old in Roseland in a shooting that killed one woman and wounded another, and 9-year-old girl in Grand Crossing, where a man was also shot.

Crime is out of control in Chicago, despite Brown's assurances otherwise. The ultimate blame of course belongs to Chicago's ideologue mayor, Lori Lightfoot.

But let's not let another ideologue, Cook County state's attorney Kim Foxx, off the hook. Her low-bail or no-bail policies are a contributor to Chicago's crime wave. 

In two years Illinois' no-cash-bail law goes into effect. Foxx, a leftist Democrat like Lightfoot, of course supports this law.

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

Chicago has a street gang problem not a gun problem

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Yet another member of the Chicago City Council indicted

Austin street banners in her ward
in 2016
There are fifty members of the Chicago City Council--right now there are three under indictment. Ed Burke (14th Ward) and Patrick Daley Thompson (11th Ward) are two of them. 

Thompson, by the way, is the nephew of former mayor Richard M. Daley.

Carrie Austin of the 34th Ward is the latest one to, shall I say, draw the interest of the feds. 

Imagine you take a bus to work every day and there are fifty of you for the ride. Would you feel comfortable knowing three of your fellow commuters is under indictment? 

What about this fact--since 1973 over thirty Chicago aldermen--or alderpersons--have served time in federal prison. 

They're not much better then the city, but thank God I moved to the suburbs over two decades ago.

From NBC Chicago:

Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin and her Chief of Staff Chester Wilson Jr. are both facing federal bribery charges after they allegedly received home improvements and other materials from construction companies seeking city assistance for a project on the city’s Far South Side.
According to the indictment, a construction company undertook plans for a nearly $50 million residential development in Austin’s ward in 2014. Under an agreement with the city, the company was responsible for making various improvements within that project, and was eligible to receive more than $10 million in financing and payments from the city.
Beginning in 2016, the feds allege that Austin and Wilson were both provided with “personal benefits” by the owner of the company and other contractors in an effort to influence them in their official responsibilities. 
Austin allegedly received home improvements, furniture and appliances for her residence, while Wilson allegedly received home improvement materials and services for rental properties that he owns.

To summarize, the feds say they allegedly received bribes.

Austin's ward, which, contains the poverty-stricken and high-crime Roseland and West Pullman neighborhoods. In short, you might be able to say, they were shortchanging the poor.

Lightfoot says 99% of criticism she gets is because she's a black woman; black alderwoman disagrees

Chicago's soaring murder rate--as well as were weak response to two rounds of widespread looting and rioting last year are two valid reasons to criticize Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot. 

Thin-skinned and beholden to leftist, anti-cop ideology--she is not a competent mayor.

More from Fox Chicago:

A South Side alderwoman on Wednesday rejected Mayor Lori Lightfoot's claim that 99 percent of her critics are motivated by racism or sexism.
On WTTW's Chicago Tonight, the mayor said virtually all of the criticism she receives is because she is a Black woman.
"About 99 percent of it, Lightfoot said. "Look at my predecessors. Did people say that Rich Daley held tea sessions with people that he didn't disagree on? Rahm Emanuel was a polite guy who was a uniter? No. 
People of color are always held to a different standard." Mayor Lightfoot said she is being judged in ways her two previous white, male predecessors were not.
Jeanette Taylor, an Chicago City Council member who represents part of the violent Englewood neighborhood, called Lightfoot's claim "a copout." 

And in my opinion while Daley and Emanuel failed in their own ways, the pension bomb with the former and the Laquan McDonald killing and coverup in the latter, violent crime rates were much lower while they served as mayor.