Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Kinks: "Sleepwalker" (Live Video)

Here's a spooky song ideal for Halloween, the Kinks' "Sleepwalker." 

Oh, there are some interesting video production techniques going on here.

Bloody Chicago: The Awakening

Victor Maggio of Bloody Chicago gives an update on what is going on in his life--including his opinon on vaccinations--and the intrepid reporter talks about his next project about the Chicago Outfit. That is, the Mob.

Friday, October 29, 2021

CNN shocked by “sharp deceleration” in economic growth under Biden

One of Joe Biden's biggest cheerleaders, CNN, just can't believe economic growth is stagnant in America.

 CNN needs to read some economics books.

'If Critical Race Theory is taught in more schools, does your son-in-law make more money?': Cruz to Garland

Xan Tanner is the son-in-law of US Attorney General Merrick Garland and he's a co-founder of a company that sells Critical Race Theory lessons--although they deny it--to schools. 

Watch as US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) grills Garland over his conflict of interest.

Biden admin planning to make $450,000-per-person payment for illegal families separated at border under Trump

So you get people who broke our laws and pay them for it. 

The flood of illegals crossing the southern border will become a deluge.

From National Review:

The Biden administration is considering issuing payments to immigrant families that were separated at the southern border under the Trump administration around $450,000 a person in compensation, for a total payout that could cost the government more than $1 billion, according to a new report.
People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services are weighing the payments as they work to resolve lawsuits claiming that the government subjected parents and children to lasting psychological trauma.
The report says most of the families included one parent and one child who crossed the border illegally from Mexico and that many families would likely get smaller payouts, dependent upon their circumstances.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Al Sharpton to meet with Biden about Harris

Noted con-artist Al Sharpton will meet with Joe Biden about giving Kamala Harris more power. Why can't Harris fight her own battles?

Perhaps she can't.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Dozens of downtown Chicago businesses shuttered due to crime, pandemic

It's my opinion that it is mostly about crime as to why business are fleeing downtown Chicago. 

Cook County's so-called prosecutor, Kim Foxx, is the prime cause for this tragedy.

Two years after calling on him to resign for racism, Joe Biden calls Ralph Northam his "pal"

After it was revealed that Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam, had a picture of a Klansman and a man in blackface on his medical school yearbook, Joe Biden called for Northam to resign

Yesterday at a rally for fellow Dem Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor, Biden called Northam his "pal."

That was not a slip of the tongue for Biden. This spring the president also praised Northam.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Maskless Biden coughs into his hand, then shakes hands with people

Unless he wants to spread germs--Joe Biden isn't following the science.

FLASHBACK: Terry McAuliffe in 2009, "Too many people stay in politics too long"

Terry McAuliffe has spent most of his adult life in and around politics. It's time to move on. 

Back in '09 McAuliffe said, "Too many people stay in politics too long."

Hundreds of Chicago cops expected to dare Mayor Lightfoot to place them on 'no pay' status

Crime-ridden Chicago needs more cops. But its ideologue mayor, Lori Lightfoot, might send hundreds of them home over COVID-19 vaccine protocols.

I am back

 I took a rare day off from blogging. Rarer when I was not out of town. All is well. I'm back. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Squeeze - Another Nail In My Heart

Squeeze is one of the greats. Here are they are in their time performing "Another Nail In My Heart."

FLASHBACK: Terry McAuliffe defends Ralph Northam blackface scandal: "Was a dumb mistake 40 years ago”

Three years ago it was revealed that on his medical school yearbook page Virginia governor Ralph Northam, a liberal Democrat, had a photo of a man in a Ku Klux Klan hood and another in blackface. 

The leftist who wants to succeed him, Clintonista Terry McAuliffe, dismissed this outrage. He said it "was a dumb mistake forty years ago." 

If a Republican had pulled the same hateful stunt while in his mid-twenties the leftist cancel culture would have called on that person to retire from public life.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Parents outraged over 'privileged' sign at high school football game

Parents outraged. Of course. But where is most of the mainstream media? Silent because this involves non-minorities.

Joe Biden: "I guess I should go down" to the border but "I've haven’t had" time

There is no proof that after decades in politics that Joe Biden has ever visited the southern border.

During his rambling press CNN town hall last night Biden said he has done so.

Biden also that the "I guess I should go down" but he hasn't had time.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

21 Chicago cops placed on no-pay status over Lightfoot's COVID vaccine mandate

To be sure the Democrat Party is not the party of public safety. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a hardened leftist ideologue, has even stooped to calling Chicago cops who are vaccine skeptics "insurrectionists."

From WTTW Chicago:

Twenty-one Chicago police officers have been placed into non-disciplinary no-pay status for failing to comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate as of Tuesday, Police Superintendent David Brown announced.
All city employees — including members of the Chicago Police Department — had until last Friday to tell the city whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those who are not can avoid discipline by agreeing to be tested twice a week, on their own time and at their own expense, until Dec. 31.
According to Brown, about 67% of officers have provided their vaccination status to the city, and of those 82% are vaccinated. But 21 officers have refused to share their vaccination status with the city.
“This is about officer safety,” he said. “We believe the work of either getting our employees to enter their information into the portal then provide twice-a-week testing will save lives.”
As bad as Mayor Lightweight is, Cook County's so-called prosecutor, fellow Democrat Kim Foxx, is worse. But Lightfoot rarely criticizes Jussie Smollett's protector and she even endorsed Foxx for reelection last year.

VAgov: McAuliffe abruptly ends interview, tells local Virginia reporter, 'You should've asked better questions'

The left is becoming, if it isn't already there, the party of no debate. If liberals don't like something in a political conversation, they want to end that discussion. Most college campuses operate under this system.

Last month Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe said, "I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach."

Of course he doesn't. Liberals always believe know better than those not similarly enlightened. Even when it involves parents and their children. Leftists of course can point to all of their "successes," since taking control of the federal government this year, such as the supply-chain crisis, anemic job growth, more COVID deaths in 2021 than 2020 (when the mean Tweeter was president), and of course the Afghanistan debacle. 

This week an ABC affiliate interviewed both McAuliffe and his Republican rival.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe cut his interview short with a local Virginia TV station and scolded the reporter for not asking "better questions." WJLA 7News reporter Nick Minock conducted interviews with the former governor and his GOP rival Glenn Youngkin, sharing highlights on air while releasing the full interviews and transcripts online.
However, WJLA anchor Jonathan Elias offered a disclaimer to viewers who may notice that Youngkin's interview was much longer than McAuliffe's.
"So if you watch those entire interviews on our website, we do want to point out that the Terry McAuliffe interview is shorter than our interview with Glenn Youngkin. That was not by our doing," Elias told viewers during Tuesday's evening newscast. "Nick offered both candidates 20 minutes exactly to be fair for the interviews.
McAuliffe abruptly ended 7News' interview after just 10 minutes and told Nick that he should have asked better questions and that Nick should have asked questions 7News viewers care about. That's what he said."

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Psaki doubles down on false claim Biden’s $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill will cost nothing

If you repeat a lie enough some people will believe it--particularly low-information voters.

I can't figure out how to spend $20 of my own funds without me spending money. 

Joe Biden's press secretary, Pippi Liestocking, takes Americans for fools. 

Lifelong Virginia Democrats tell Fox News the Democrat Party has left them

Ronald Reagan said "I didn't leave the Democrat Party, the party left me." These contemporary Virginians agree.

(PragerU) ESG: Woke to Broke

Do you want to have an impoverished retirement? 

Then invest in woke ESG funds. Andy Puzder explains why Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) will hurt your 401(k) funds in this PragerU video.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Obama Defense secretary Gates on Joe Biden "I think he's gotten a lot wrong" on foreign policy

Robert Gates, who Barack Obama kept on as secretary of Defense when he was sworn into office, remarked to Anderson Cooper on Joe Biden, "I think he's gotten a lot wrong" on foreign policy. 

Biden to be fair is wrong on so much more.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Blur - Glastonbury 2009 - Tracy Jacks

I found this song on "Inspired by XTC" on iTunes. A great choice as this Blur song is quite reminiscent of XTC's "Respectable Street." 

Here's Blur at Glastonbury performing their homage to that tune, "Tracy Jacks."

Union boss Randi Weingarten agrees with letter that calls protesting parents "domestic terrorists"

Randi Weingarten is the president of the American Federation of Teachers. And she's an unhinged leftist. Teacher unions are the enemies of students and their parents.

But Weingarten believes with a letter written by the National School Boards Association, a leftist group, that claims that parents who protest Critical Race Theory and other extremist beliefs are "domestic terrorists."

Friday, October 15, 2021

CNN: 70% of Americans say the rise in grocery prices is causing their families hardship

Bidenflation is hurting America. 

The situation is so bad even CNN has noticed.

Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since August as supply chain crisis worsened

America is in crisis. If Mayor Pete can't do his job then he should quit. Why wasn't his absence reported until now? 

Family is important, yes. But liberals tell us all of the time that government service is a higher calling. 

From Fox News:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been on paternity leave since mid-August – with his time off coming amid the Biden administration's efforts to quell the supply chain crunch and the ongoing infrastructure debate on Capitol Hill to move forward with President Biden's agenda.
Buttigieg's office told Politico Playbook this week that he has been off since mid-August to spend time with his husband, Chasten, as they welcomed two newborn babies.
"For the first four weeks, he was mostly offline except for major agency decisions and matters that could not be delegated," a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation told Politico Playbook this week.
"He has been ramping up activities since then." The spokesperson said that as he slowly gets back to the grind, Buttigieg will "continue to take some time over the coming weeks to support his husband and take care of his new children."

Then again is Buttigieg even qualified to be Transportation secretary? Prior to running for president his job was mayor of South Bend, Indiana. The small Indiana city has a bus fleet of 60 vehicles.  

Vivek Ramaswamy: This is what's behind Biden's smokescreen

Behind the woke garbage being emitted from the Biden White House is a stupendous amount of failure. 

 Vivek Ramaswamy tells Tucker Carlson all about it.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Gutfeld: Forgive us if we actually care about Biden's corruption and collusion

Joe Biden and his troubled son Hunter shared bank accounts. 

Should Joe be the focus of the Biden scandals?

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

New Hunter Biden revelation undermines president's comments: Turley

Legal analyst Jonathan Turley blows the whistle on Joe Biden's alleged ignorance of his son Hunter's shady business dealings.

Bidenflation: Social Security cost-of-living-adjustment highest in 40 years

High inflation has arrived. Here's the latest evidence.

From AP:

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

"It goes pretty quickly," retiree Cliff Rumsey said of the cost-of-living increases he’s seen. After a career in sales for a leading steel manufacturer, Rumsey lives near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He cares at home for his wife of nearly 60 years, Judy, who has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Since the coronavirus pandemic, Rumsey said he has noted price increases for food, wages paid to caregivers who occasionally spell him and personal care products for Judy, not to mention energy costs.

The COLA affects household budgets for about 1 in 5 Americans. That includes Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees, nearly 70 million people in all. For baby boomers who embarked on retirement within the last 15 years, it will be the biggest increase they’ve seen.
Is this good news for seniors? No, says USA Today. Bidenflation is here. You just can't pump gobs money into the economy without high inflation emerging.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Leftists who traveled to Boston Marathon to protest Kyrsten Sinema while she ran made the trip for nothing--the senator didn't participate

Leftists are annoying but they can be entertaining. Sen Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) has been stalked over the last couple of weeks--a couple of radicals even followed her in to a ladies restroom as the harangued her because she doesn't support her party's massively expensive and bloated $3.5 billion infrastructure bill.

Sinema is a runner--and was entered to participate in yesterday's Boston Marathon--so some activists traveled to Massachusetts to pester her over that bill. 

They even printed expensive signs

But Sinema had the last laugh. A foot injury sidelined her--and she didn't run in Boston yesterday.

Merrick Garland memo sparks conflict of interest concerns

Last week Attorney General Merrick Garland authorized the FBI to investigate parents who protest school boards for allowing woke ideology such as Critical Race Theory to children. 

It turns out that Garland's son-in-law, Xan Tanner, is a co-founder of Panorama Education, which provides CRT resources to teachers and school districts. 

 Fox Business has more.

Child actors were hired by Canadian firm to appear in bizarre Kamala Harris Space Week video

Last week, in conjunction with World Space Week, a strange video with Vice President Kamala Harris, cackle and all, was released. Harris discusses space travel in her loopy voice as she met with presumably average children at the vice presidential residence. 

Only they weren't. 

From the Daily Mail:
Grinning school-age children who took part in a NASA YouTube video about space exploration with Kamala Harris have been revealed to be child actors.
The 'Get Curious with Vice President Harris' video was filmed in August and tweeted out by the Vice President on October 7 to celebrate World Space Week.
It appeared to viewers that the children she was with were all normal kids.
However it has now been revealed that they are paid actors who auditioned by sending in a monologue and three questions they would ask a world leader.

Can this story get any worse for Harris? 

In the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration things always get worse. 

The vice president's office hired a Canadian company, appropriately named Sinking Ship Entertainment, to produce the video. The shoot was done in mid-August, as the Taliban was overrunning Afghanistan. 

Here is the space ship wreck of a video.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sen. Blackburn: Cartels know the Biden admin is weak

And Blackburn isn't the only one!

Happy Columbus Day 2021: Christopher Columbus bust in Dearborn, Michigan

There are all sorts of hidden treasures in the Detroit area. Really, I'm not pulling your leg. Here's one, a Christopher Columbus bust that I found near the Detroit city limits in Dearborn in February.

But appears that a leftist vandal poured red paint on it. That's a pity.

Happy Columbus Day, my fellow patriots!

Saturday, October 09, 2021

Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Sebastián Yatra - Llorar (Big Tears)

Elvis Costello invited some Spanish-language singers to perform some of his songs for a new album. 

Here is Sebastián Yatra belting out "Big Tears."

'Even with the assistance of an autocue' Biden is 'utterly incoherent'

Joe Biden visited the Chicago area on Thursday--in Elk Grove Village to be precise.

 And only a few miles from my workplace. What? No visit from Great Grandpa Joe?

It doesn't matter based on the nonsense he dribbled out. 

Take a listen.

Friday, October 08, 2021

French journalist tells Blinken that “France expected better” of a Biden administration

The Democrats have lost their beloved France. 

Sacré bleu!

September: Another terrible jobs month

After a terrible August jobs report comes an even worse September report. 

This is the Joe Biden economy.

From CNBC:

The US economy created jobs at a much slower-than-expected pace in September, a pessimistic sign about the state of the economy though the total was held back substantially by a sharp drop in government employment. 

Nonfarm payrolls rose by just 194,000 in the month, compared with the Dow Jones estimate of 500,000, the Labor Department reported Friday. The unemployment rate fell to 4.8%, better than the expectation for 5.1% and the lowest since February 2020.


“This is quite a deflating report,” said Nick Bunker, economic research director at job placement site Indeed. “This year has been one of false dawns for the labor market. Demand for workers is strong and millions of people want to return to work, but employment growth has yet to find its footing.”

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Biden MALFUNCTIONS on Live TV - Spits Out Garbled Nonsense During Presser

Senile Joe has his good days--not too many of those--and his bad days. Today was one of the bad ones.'

No charges after Chicago gunfight because Kim Foxx says the shooters were "mutual combatants"

Wow. Shooting each other, except in cases of self-defense, is against the law, or so I thought, in Chicago.

Kim Foxx, the Cook County state's attorney, doesn't just need to resign but I suggest that her license to practice law should be suspended as well.

Oh, I'm not an attorney but I'm pretty sure dueling is against the law in Illinois too.

From the New York Post:

Prosecutors told investigators the allegations were dropped because the shootout involved “mutual combatants,” according to a police report obtained by the Sun-Times.
Lightfoot and several West Side aldermen also sent Foxx a letter asking her to reconsider the decision, saying the suspects who opened fire were not acting in self-defense while noting that the gun battle was caught on a police camera, WFLD reported.
“As a result, we simply do not understand the decision not to seek felony charges, like attempted murder, against the remaining two offenders who initiated the gunfight,” the letter read.
Lightfoot and the aldermen said the “brazen violence” needed to be met with “swift and certain accountability” or it would lead to more “lawlessness” throughout the city.
The gun battle took place on the West Side between two factions of the Four Corner Hustlers gang. Lightfoot's criticism of Foxx, who is close to her political rival in the Democratic Party, Toni "Taxwinkle" Preckwinkle, is rare--but much needed. Politically it's probably too late for the mayor. Even more than Lightfoot's weak approach to fighting violent crime, Foxx's catch-and-release so-called prosecution of criminals is a threat to public safety in Chicago and the suburbs. 

But the ultimate blame for this ongoing debacle in Chicago are the Cook County voters--not me because I voted for the Republican candidate both times--who twi Kim Foxx into office. You are stupid. 

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema berated by activists while in bathroom stall

Democrats--this is your party. Your side follows a senator into a public restroom and harasses her as she sits in a bathroom stall.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Three killed and at least 43 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Two people were shot to death and at least 43 others were wounded in the first weekend of October. A third person was killed in a hit-and-run involving a car chase that included a gun fight. 

Among the wounded was a man who was shot after refusing to hand over the keys to his SUV.

Last week Kim Foxx, the catch-and-release Cook County "prosecutor," claimed in a Tweet that the murder rate remains "flat." It's not.