Monday, February 28, 2022

1 killed, a 16-year-old boy, and at least 13 others wounded in Chicago over weekend

In the last weekend in February there was one fatal shooting, which killed a 16-year-old boy in the River North neighborhood at 2am this morning. At least thirteen others were wounded in other weekend shootings. 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Photos from the protest of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Chicago's Ukrainian Village (some pics NSFW)

This afternoon there was a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Chicago.

Warning, some of these photographs are not-safe-for-work or not images you want little ones to see.

The beautiful house of worship is located in heart of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood on Chicago's Northwest Side. I know many Ukrainian-Americans--they are stout hard-working people.

Chicago is blessed with America's second largest Ukranian-American community, only New York's is bigger.

On one level the location was ideal--but Ukrainian Village has a parking problem on most days and it was hard to get a good view of the rally. I had to climb on top of a grease trap dumpster to get a good view. And unless you were within 100 yards of the church it was difficult to hear the speakers, which included Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor J.B. Pritzker.

Follow up rallies--and don't get me wrong--this was an effective one--should be held in a larger location, such as Daley Plaza or Grant Park. 

My guess is that there were at least 3,000 protesters at the rally.

Last week a group of Ukrainian soldiers told the crew of a Russian naval ship that demanded the surrender of Snake Island in the Black Sea, "Russian warship, go fuck yourself." Initial reports that all thirteen of the soldiers were killed, but they may still be alive.

The war is not even a week old and the Ukrainians already have their battle cry.

One way to end this war is to kill Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. Hey, who started this war? Certainly not Ukraine.

This wasn't a "mostly peaceful protest." It was a completely peaceful protest.

Poo-tin. Yes, Poo-tin.

With a tip of the hat to movie director Sam Peckinpah, "Bring me the head of Vladimir Putin."

Comparisons to Adolf Hitler, even in regard to thugs, is generally a foolish endeavor. In this case, here we see Hitler telling Putin, "I am proud of you, Vlad." Hitler's justification to seize the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia were fabricated attacks on ethnic Germans there. Putin used a similar casus belli regarding Russian-majority regions in eastern Ukraine to attack his western neighbor.

So yeah, Putin is a 21st century Hitler.

"Hands off Ukraine, Putler."

More than one million Ukrainian Jews were murdered during the Holocaust.

Nyet, nyet Soviet Devil.

Regular readers of Marathon Pundit know that Mrs. Marathon Pundit emigrated to the USA from Latvia. Another Latvian-American, a Michigan resident, tipped us off about the protest. Thank you!

Latvians suffered terribly during the fifty-year occupation by the Soviet Union. They are justifiably concerned about Putin's war.

South of Latvia is fellow NATO member Lithuania. That nation also endured horrible brutalities after its forced annexation to the USSR in 1940.

"NATO close the sky." There were many protest signs calling for NATO to protect Ukrainian airspace from Russian airplanes. 

There have been anti-war protests across Russia. Here are some Russian at the rally who oppose Putin's war.

While there were no signs calling for direct American military involvement there were many rally signs calling for a greater involvement by the United States.

By many accounts Putin wishes to recreate the Soviet Union, or even the Russian Empire.

Of course, I just had to sneak in one more "Russian warship go fuck yourself" sign. Notice the "SS" bolts, which were used by Hitler's Schutzstaffel, better known in the rest of the world as the SS.

From Da Tech Guy: Attacking Democrats on high gasoline prices is the best way to kick them in the gas this fall

 The Dems handed us an issue. From my post at Da Tech Guy: Attacking Democrats on high gasoline prices is the best way to kick them in the gas this fall.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

The Kinks - Do It Again

Sadly, the Kinks faded away and did not go out with a bang. Here is one of the better songs from their later period, "Do It Again." 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tucker: How will this conflict affect you?

Russia's war--not a "minor incursion," with Ukraine will cost Americans in the pocketbook.

Monday, February 21, 2022

5 killed and at least 19 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Over the past weekend five people were shot to death in Chicago--three on the South Side, one on the West Side, and one on the Southwest Side. 

At least 19 others were wounded.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Jam: The Modern World

The Jam is another act, in the USA that is, that never got the popularity it deserved.

Although in their native Britain they enjoyed enormous popularity. After The Jam disbanded, frontman Paul Weller's next group, the Style Council, did a little better in America. 

Here is the punk trio blasting out "The Modern World."

Tucker roasts book that compares AOC to Jesus

Sandy Cortez from Westchester County New York, aka Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx, is not Jesus.


Friday, February 18, 2022

Amazon drops BLM from its charity platform as scrutiny intensifies over finances

Left-wing Amazon has turned a page.

Gutfeld: BLM chapter bails out alleged would-be mayoral assassin

Quintez Brown, a Kentucky Black Lives Matter activist, is accused of wounding a Democratic candidate for mayor of Louisville, Craig Greenberg. 

The candidate was grazed by a bullet. The Louisville Community Bail Fund, which is supported by BLM Louisville, bailed Brown out.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Trudeau has lost control of the situation: Canadian Parliament member

A Jewish member of Canada's parliament, Melissa Lantsman, discusses how Justin Trudeau has lost control of the protest situation there. Oh, Trudeau accused her party, the Conservatives, of supporting swastikas. 

 He's making stuff up.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Flashback: 2019 media chant ‘there was no spying’ on Trump

Here's a video that smashes into tiny bits yet another mainstream media false narrative. Donald J. Trump was right and the media was wrong. The former president was spied on.

Hillary Clinton was attempting to 'overthrow' Trump's presidency: Duffy

Meanwhile the mainstream media mostly is ignoring what may end being the worst political scandal in American history.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Chicago alderman and scion of the Daley family found guilty on tax and lying charges

Since 1973 over 30 current or former members of the Chicago City Council have been convicted of federal crimes. There are only fifty members of this notorious legislative body. Of the current batch, 46 of them are Democrats with four being independents.

The latest alderman to be convicted, Patrick Daley Thompson, is a member of the Daley family. Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago from 1955-1976, his son, Richard M., was mayor from 1989-2011. Thompson is the grandson of the elder Daley and the nephew of the younger one. John Daley is the Democratic committeeman of the 11th Ward, Thomspon, until his conviction Monday, was its alderman.

More from WGN-TV:

Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson was found guilty Monday in his federal tax fraud case. A jury, which only deliberated for a few hours, found the 11th Ward alderman guilty on all seven counts — five counts of willfully filing a false income tax return and two counts of knowingly making a false statement to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Throughout the trial, federal prosecutors painted Daley Thompson as a liar and tax cheat in a case that centered around more than $250,000 in loans.
They said he knew exactly what he was doing. Prosecutors believe Daley Thompson only made one payment over the years on those loans and improperly claimed years of tax deductions for interest he never paid.
Two sitting members of the City Council, Ed Burke (14th) and Carrie Austin (34th) are under indictment. Burke has been an alderman since 1969 and Austin since 1994. 

Term limits anyone?

Monday, February 14, 2022

Three killed, including a 15-year-old boy shot 24 times, and at least six wounded over weekend in Chicago

Super Bowl weekend saw more shootings in Chicago. Three people were shot to death in the city over the weekend, including a man and a 15-year-old boy in separate incidents in the Marquette Park neighborhood on Saturday. That boy has been identified, he is Sincere Cole, and he was shot 24 times. 

On Sunday a man was shot to death in the West Side Austin neighborhood on Sunday. 

At least six other people were wounded in other Chicago shootings.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Tom Waits - "The Piano Has Been Drinking" (Live On Fernwood Tonight, 1977)

Years before the Garry Shandling Show there was another late-night talk show satire, Fernwood Tonight.

It starred Martin Mull and Fred Willard. Here's a favorite of this blog, Tom Waits, pouring it all out on an episode with his "The Piano Has Been Drinking."

Tucker: Lawmakers are panicking over this

The Canadian truckers are protesting for freedom. I love every one of them!

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Inflation soars again in January, another 40 year high

Joe Biden is failing.

From CNBC: 

Consumer prices in January surged more than expected over the past 12 months, indicating a worsening outlook for inflation and cementing the likelihood of substantial interest rate hikes this year.
The consumer price index, which measures the costs of dozens of everyday consumer goods, rose 7.5% compared to a year ago, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
That compared to Dow Jones estimates of 7.2% for the closely watched inflation gauge. It was the highest reading since February 1982.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Monday, February 07, 2022

Three killed and at least 22 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

The first weekend of February saw three people shot to death and at least 22 others wounded

Of the fatalities, one was a man who was discovered dead with two bullet wounds on the Near South Side. A man was killed on the Near West Side with multiple gunshot wounds. And in Bronzeville on the South Side a passenger was shot to death.

Of the wounded, five of them were teens.

Sunday, February 06, 2022

From Da Tech Guy: Democrats exposed as complete frauds on gerrymandering

As the old saying goes, if the Democrats didn't have double standards they wouldn't have any standards at all. From my post at Da Tech Guy: Democrats exposed as complete frauds on gerrymandering.

Friday, February 04, 2022

Psaki says Biden is not pro-lockdown despite him calling for lockdowns all of 2020 from his basement

Pippi Liestocking is at it again with her falsehoods. 

Joe Biden campaigned for president from his basement bunker in Delaware and he was the pro-lockdown candidate. 

Now Jen Psaki is claiming Basement Joe never call for lockdowns.

MSNBC: Inflation “outpacing” wages, “everything is more expensive”

Even MSNBC is reporting in Bidenflation.


Thursday, February 03, 2022

Americans say Biden will be remembered as worst US president: poll

Over half of Americans believe Joe Biden will be remembered as the worst president in US history according to a new poll.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

CNN boss Zucker resigns over failure to disclose office relationship

CNN sank to a new low today.



CNN President Jeff Zucker resigned Wednesday after revealing he failed to disclose what he called a "consensual relationship with my closest colleague" during a probe of former network host Chris Cuomo.

"I was required to disclose it when it began, but I didn’t," Zucker said in a statement about that relationship, with the unidentified woman with whom he had worked for more than 20 years.

"I was wrong."

"As a result, I am resigning today," he said.

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

Seattle reportedly considered giving police station to BLM during 2020 riots

During the 2020 riots in Seattle the poltroons in charge of Seattle considered surrendering a police station to the protesters.


Democrat California politicians caught without masks even as mandates for toddlers continue

Leftists create rules for everyone else that they ignore. At the NFC championship game on Sunday California governor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti were photographed not wearing masks. 

This is in a state where there are mask mandates for toddlers.