Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lightfoot's Summer of Joy begins in Chicago: 10 dead and at least 42 wounded, two mass shootings

Last month Chicago's embattled mayor, Lori Lightfoot, declared that the summer of 2022 would be a "Summer of Joy."

It's already off to a bad start.

From Fox Chicago:

Chicago experienced its most violent Memorial Day weekend in five years — 10 killed, 42 wounded — despite stepped up police patrols and a focus on neighborhood programs that city officials hoped would provide peaceful alternatives.
About half of those shot were on the West Side, most of them in a single police district, the 11th, where there were two mass shootings on Sunday. On the South Side, at least 14 people were shot. And downtown, where there has been a spike in shootings all year, four people were hit by gunfire. 
The weekend was the most violent since 2017, when seven people were killed and 45 people were wounded, according to Chicago police data. The year before, 69 people had been shot over the long holiday weekend.
This past weekend’s toll is sharply higher than last year, when three people were killed and 34 others were wounded.

One of those mass shootings wounded five people, including a 16-year-old girl, in West Garfield Park, at a gathering marking the anniversary of the murder of an 18-year-old. In the other mass shooting, a man was killed and four others were wounded in Humboldt Park.

Van Morrison sues Northern Ireland health minister over op-ed that criticized singer's anti-lockdown comments

Van Morrison's 2021 album, Latest Record Project Volume 1, includes a song, "Where Have All The Rebels Gone?"
Where have all the rebels gone?
Hiding behind computer screens
Where’s the spirit, where’s the soul?
Where have all the rebels gone?

One rebel has been found, Van the Man, who turns 77 this summer. Morrison has been the entertainment industry's most forceful critic of COVID lockdowns.

From the Guardian:

Van Morrison has issued legal proceedings against Northern Ireland’s Department of Health and its minister Robin Swann over an opinion piece written for Rolling Stone magazine.
In September 2020, Morrison released three anti-lockdown songs, with lyrics that accused scientists of "making up crooked facts".
"The new normal is not normal,” he sang. "We were born to be free."
In response, Swann wrote for the US magazine describing Morrison’s songs as a "smear" on those involved in the public health response to the virus, and highlighting the damage the musician might cause to public messaging around COVID-19 in Northern Ireland.

In 2021 Swann sued Morrison over remarks the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee over a public chant that called him "very dangerous."

Related post of mine from Da Tech Guy:

Van Morrison continues his attack on lockdowns and government overreach on his tremendous new album

Monday, May 30, 2022

Augusta, Georgia World War I monument

On Greene Street in Augusta, Georgia there are several military monuments and memorials. One of them is the World War I Monument. 

Remember those who fell this Memorial Day. Remember the veterans who are no longer with us.

The monument reads on one side, "The men of Richmond County, of every creed and color, who served at their country's call that aggression and lawless force should not dominate the world." 

On the other side it says, "What stands if freedom fall? - Kipling 1914, 

The longer quote from Rudyard Kipling is, "There is but one task for all --One life for each to give. What stands if Freedom fall?"

Sunday, May 29, 2022

From Da Tech Guy: Leftists in their silo created the Ministry of Truth, Ultra MAGA, and Chicago’s Summer of Joy

We are the ones with the open minds. More from my past at Da Tech Guy: Leftists in their silo created the Ministry of Truth, Ultra MAGA, and Chicago's Summer of Joy.

Photo of Chattanooga National Cemetery

Memorial Day is more than barbecues, parties, and for some people, a day off from work. 

It's when we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the greatest nation ever.

Pictured here is Chattanooga National Cemetery.

All game some. Some gave all.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Van Morrison - Dangerous

As I wrote in my review--link is below--Van Morrison's latest release is an essential album. Here's the title track, "Dangerous."

Related post at Da Tech Guy:

Van Morrison continues his attack on lockdowns and government overreach on his tremendous new album

Augusta, Georgia Spanish-American War Memorial

During a quick drive on Greene Street in Augusta, Georgia you might overlook this memorial to the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Spanish-American War. 

My sharp eyes didn't overlook it. 

Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation this Memorial Day.

On the bronze plaque is a quote from President William McKinley.

"You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined."

Friday, May 27, 2022

Biden Education secretary Cardona: “Yes,” biological males should be able to play in girls sports

Miguel A. Cardona, Joe Biden's Education secretary, wants males to compete with girls in sports. The Biden White House is completely out of touch with ordinary Americans.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Stacey Abrams On Georgia's huge turnout: "Increased turnout has nothing to do with suppression"

Do you remember when the leftists said that Georgia's voting reforms were about voter suppression? Why was turnout way up for Tuesday's primary?

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Elon Musk takes aim at Bill Gates over alleged smear scheme

Elon Musk claims Bill Gates is behind a smear campaign against him.

Mark Dice on wokeness: Things are starting to swing in our favor!

As the saying goes, "When you go woke you go broke." That may be an exaggeration, but wokeness will draw a justifiable backlash.


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Georgia voters condemn Stacey Abrams' comments: “If it's so bad why does she have two houses here?”

Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for governor of Georgia. She said of the Peach State that this is the "worst state in the country to live." Georgians respond to those comments in this clip.

Biden advisor Brian Deese absurdly claims Biden "acted immediately" on baby formula crisis

How bad is it for Senile Joe Biden? So bad that even CNN's Fake Jake Tapper is calling him out for the administration's failures.

Monday, May 23, 2022

1 killed and at least 31 wounded over weekend in Chicago

During this past weekend, the last one of the spring of 2022, one person was shot to death and at least 31 others were wounded. The one homicide was of a man whose body was discovered in an apartment building in Gresham on the South Side.

At least 31 others were wounded over the weekend. 

On Thursday there was a mass shooting on Chicago Avenue on the Near North Side, two people were killed and seven others wounded. The alleged gunman and his accomplice have been arrested--most Chicago killings go unsolved--and are being held without bail

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Van Morrison - Why Are You On Facebook? (Official Audio)

I'll have more on Van Morrison soon. But first here is a song from his penultimate, currently that is, album. "Why Are You On Facebook?"

Related post of mine from Da Tech Guy:

Will Cain: The country has been unified against Biden

Senile Joe Biden has fulfilled just one campaign promise. He said he'd unite the nation.

Indeed he has. America is united against him.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Two dead and eight wounded in Chicago mass shooting

Meanwhile, we are ten days away from what Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling the Summer of Joy.

From NBC Chicago:

At least two people were killed and another eight wounded Thursday night in a deadly mass shooting near a McDonald's in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, police say. 

The shooting occurred around 10:40 p.m. Thursday in the 800 Block of North State Street outside of a McDonald's near Chicago Avenue and State Street, Chicago Police spokesperson Tom Ahern said.

According to police, five adult gunshot victims were transported to area hospitals. The two fatally wounded were both men. Two other men and one woman were last listed in serious condition, officials said. One gun was recovered and a suspect is in custody, police say. 

An investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Mark Dice on the Ministry of Truth: Some Good News!

Nina Jankowicz is out at Biden's Disinformation Governance Board, also known as the Ministry of Truth. And it appears that the Ministry of Truth is at the very minimum has been "paused."

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ingraham: The coming lockdown retribution

School lockdowns were a terrible idea.

Tucker: These people are lunatics

Tucker discusses the deadly Buffalo shootings and how the latest Democrat screaming point about conservatives, "the Great Replacement Theory," originated with the Dems.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

New Rule: American Carnage | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Sure, Bill Maher takes a shot a Donald Trump here, probably only so liberals don't tune out, but in this clip, I agree with over 90-percent of what Maher says. 

And again, it's not that Maher is moving to the right. His party, the Democrats, have moved to the extreme left.

Monday, May 16, 2022

5 dead, including a teen, and at least 27 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Lori Lightfoot's "Summer of Joy" is almost upon us. 

But of course Chicagoans are still shooting each other. Five were shot to death over the weekend, most notably, a 16-year-old  who was killed at Millenium Park as a group of "yoots" gathered there Saturday night. On Sunday, Lightfoot, in a joyful mood no doubt, announced  a nighttime curfew there for unaccompanied minors. 

A 17-year-old is being held for allegedly killing the 16-year-old. 

Elsewhere in Chicago at least 27 others were wounded.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Fairport Convention - Walk Awhile

Here's the great Fairport Convention in 1970 with "Walk Awhile."


Tucker: They are hoarding baby formula

Yes, there is a shortage of baby formula.

Joe Biden is making Jimmy Carter look slightly less horrible.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Musk purchase of Twitter temporarily on hold over fake accounts

Let's just hope this is a hiccup and nothing more. 

Elon Musk said he's putting his $44 billion takeover of Twitter "temporarily on hold," saying that he wants more details about how many of the social platform's accounts are bogus or spam. 

The Tesla and SpaceX mogul said he needs to make sure the fake accounts "do indeed represent less than 5%" of Twitter's users, as the company has estimated. 
Musk tweeted about putting the massive deal on hold early Friday, sharing a recent Reuters news story about the takeover. He later added a reply stating, "Still committed to acquisition." 

The Reuters article cited a federal filing Twitter made shortly after the company reached a sales deal with Musk, stating that of the 229 million Twitter users who saw advertising in the first quarter of 2022, less than 5% were fake accounts.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Biden absurdly accuses Republicans of wanting to raise taxes, but that has been repeatedly been debunked

Watch as Joe Biden slurs his way through another lie. 

Except for one senator, the Republicans do not want raise taxes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell does not support that idea.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Facebook "fact-checks" satirical claim that horse who won Kentucky Derby turned down invitation to White House

On a private Facebook group that I belong to, a woman posted this Tweet.

It reads, "BREAKING: Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike turns down a meeting with @JoeBiden. Asked why, they said 'If I wanted to see a horse’s ass, I would've came in second.'" 

In jest, I commented on that thread, "When are the Fakebook "fact-checkers" going to attack this post?"

It turns out that I was on to something, as Facebook "fact-checkers" did indeed make a ruling on this obviously satirical Tweet. 

This morning I visited that message thread, the Tweet is blurred out and it contains this message, "False information. The same information was checked in another post by independent fact-checkers." 

There's a link on the thread which brings us to an article by "fact-checker" Anna Mock. 

Her article answers a claim that it was Rich Strike's jockey, Sonny Leon, who uttered the quip, not Rich Strike. 

Fact-check for real: Horses do not speak English or any human language. The "fact-checkers," as I've observed before, are just one brigade in the left's propaganda army. 

Even satire isn't safe in Joe Biden's America. The leftists are desperate. 

Inflation near 40-year high at 8.3 percent for April

Joe Biden's economy continues to be plagued by inflation. 

From Fox Business:

Inflation cooled on an annual basis for the first time in months in April, but rose more than expected as supply chain constraints, the Russian war in Ukraine and strong consumer demand continued to keep consumers prices running near a 40-year-high. 

The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index, a broad measure of the price for everyday goods including gasoline, groceries and rents, rose 8.3% in April from a year ago, below the 8.5% year-over-year surge recorded in March. 
Prices jumped 0.3% in the one-month period from March. Those figures were both higher than the 8.1% headline figure and 0.2% monthly gain forecast by Refinitiv economists. 

So-called core prices, which exclude more volatile measurements of food and energy, climbed 6.2% in April from the previous year, which was also more than Refinitiv expected. Core prices also rose 0.6% on a monthly basis – double the 0.3% increase notched in March, suggesting that underlying inflationary pressures remain strong.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Tucker: This is about attacking Christianity

There's a reason why they are called leftists, not liberals. Because leftism is a totalitarian philosophy.

Which is why Christianity is being attacked. In the leftist world there cannot be more than one philosophy.

Tucker Carlson explains.


Monday, May 09, 2022

Six killed and at least 17 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Six people were shot to death over the weekend in Chicago at least 17 others were wounded. Among those wounded is a 12-year-old boy, who was shot in his right ankle in Little Village on the Southwest Side. 

In related news, the 23-year-old culinary student who was shot three times after a thief demanded his cellphone password last week is on life-support. 

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Psychedelic Furs - President Gas - Live Rockpalast Berlin in 1981

Sure, the Psychedelic Furs were singing about Ronald Reagan with "President Gas." Everyone makes mistakes.

But we have a real President Gas now, a shell of man, in the White House, Joe Biden. 

Here are the Furs in 1981.

Joe Biden bizarrely claims he's been to "Afghanistan, Iran & Iraq...over 50 times," which isn't true

Star Trek's John Gill has lost it. 

Joe Biden has not been to "Afghanistan, Iran & Iraq...over 50 times."

Friday, May 06, 2022

Washington Post gives Mayorkas’s claim that illegals are "promptly removed" three Pinocchios

Mrs. Marathon Pundit at the border
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. The Washington Post "fact-checker," who is really a propagandist, Glenn Kessler, got a "fact-check" right for once. 

Feckless hack Alejandro Mayorkas, Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary, made this claim about illegal aliens. 

You know what happens to these individuals? They are either expelled under the Title 42 of the CDC, or they are placed into immigration enforcement proceedings. They make their claims under the law. If those claims don’t prevail, they are promptly removed from the United States.
Well, for the most part these illegals are not. Which is why Kessler, and it probably pained him, gave that statement "Three Pinocchios." Four is the highest Pinocchio dishonor from the so-called WashPo "fact checkers."

CNN: “A majority of Americans actually think President Biden’s policies have hurt the economy"

Even CNN is reporting the obvious.

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Hunter Biden whistleblower sues Adam Schiff, CNN

John Paul Mac Isaac, the whistleblower who discovered the troubling information on Hunter Biden's laptop, is suing CNN, Politico, and US Rep Adam Schiff for defamation. 

Oh, the media, and leftists, love whistleblowers. 

Unless of course a whistleblower targets a Democrat.

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

New Rule: American Kleptocracy | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

By no means is Bill Maher a conservative. It's just that the left has for the most part, without Maher and a few others, shifted to the far-left. 

Watch as he lists all of the waste and thievery brought out by COVID-19 relief.

Vicky Hartzler: SCOTUS leak is 'outrageous and intentional'

Regardless of your opinion on abortion, the sanctity of the US Supreme Court was violated when someone leaked a draft opinion an abortion case.

US Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) explains.

Monday, May 02, 2022

At Eid event, Biden bizarrely and inexplicably claims "There's never been a senator from Delaware"

Joe Biden acted like he was knocked around by Corn Pop today at an Eid event when he said, 

"There's never been a senator from Delaware."