Sunday, July 31, 2022

Star Trek's Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on the original Star Trek series and six movies, died today according to her son. 

When I was a convention service manager at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, we hosted many Star Trek conventions. I met Nichols at one of them. She was born in Robbins, Illinois, just a few miles from Palos Heights, where I grew up. We talked about Chicago, the southwest suburbs, and more. Nichols couldn't have been any nicer. She was a real class act. 

Rest in peace.

From Da Tech Guy: Fact-checkers are gaslighting Americans over definition of a recession

My friends, not only are you being lied to, but the biggest liars are fact-checkers. From my post at Da Tech Guy: Fact-checkers are gaslighting Americans over definition of a recession.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Eric Clapton: Stand and Deliver

Last Thursday on Fox News' Gutfeld, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison got shout-outs from the host for being unlikely rebels, considering both musical legends are in the mid-70s. 

The current young generation is simply a bunch of wimps. 

Here's Clapton from last year singing a Morrison-penned anti-COVID lockdown song, "Stand and Deliver." 

This is a lyrical segment of note:
Magna Carta, Bill of Rights
The constitution, what's it worth?
You know they're gonna grind us down, ah
Until it really hurts.
Is this a sovereign nation 
Or just a police state? 
You better look out people 
Before it gets too late

The phrase "stand and deliver" was, or as legend has it, the British version of America's "stick 'em up," the warning from robbers to get ready to be robbed of your valuables. "Highwaymen" plagued the UK countryside in the 18th century, one of the most notorious of them was Dick Turpin. 

Here's the last line from the song, "Dick Turpin wore a mask too."

With the WHO and local and national governmental bodies exaggerating the monkey pox outbreak, we need to be worried. 


Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy

BIDEN CRIME FAMILY: "Evidence from Hunter's laptop" suggests Joe Biden DID know about his business deals

Joe Biden is the head of a Chicago-style influence peddling ring. Hunter Biden's laptop betrays "the Big Guy."

Friday, July 29, 2022

ABC: Americans should "get ready for a Halloween candy shortage" as the Biden economy flounders

Hershey is warning of a candy shortage for Halloween. 

Who will Joe Biden blame? Big Candy?

Certainly Sleepy Joe won't blame himself or his anti-capitalism policies.

The Cliffdivers (Cover Nick Lowe - Marie Provost ) live @ Royal Bondi Sydney

A band I haven't heard of, the Cliffdivers, perform here Nick Lowe's "Marie Provost." Lowe got a few things wrong on this otherwise remarkable tune. Marie Prevost, not Provost, was one of those silent movie stars whose career didn't survive the industry's transition to talkies.

An alcoholic, she died nearly broke and alone in a hotel room in Hollywood, not on July 29 as Lowe wrote--yes, that is today's date--but on January 21, 1937.

Enjoy all the song written by "the Basher" all the same!

Kudlow: This would make George Orwell proud

Larry Kudlow, the former director of the National Economic Council, explains why we are in a recession, despite the Orwellian talk from the Biden White House.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

From Wirepoints: CTA crime problem begs for real deterrence: Half-measures won’t do

The last time I rode on a CTA train, a thug acted psychotically and half the passengers on the car I was riding on meekly left. I stayed because I refuse to be bullied. Over at Wirepoints Matt Rosenberg has more: CTA crime problem begs for real deterrence: Half-measures won’t do.

The Biden recession: US economy falls 0.9 percent in second quarter

The Democrats and the Biden administration can't define what a woman is. Now they are trying to re-define what constitutes a recession. 

For a second straight quarter the United States economy shrank, this time by 0.9 percent. For decades a recession has been defined as declining GDP for two straight quarters. 

Joe Biden inherited an economy recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. And by printing money and declaring war on energy, Biden ruined it. 

This is news to think about when you vote in November.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The View hosts apologize for smearing Turning Point USA with Nazis

The View apologized this morning for very misleading reporting on "Nazis" at a Turning Point USA conference last weekend in Florida.

Like the Jussie Smollett hoax, here was a story that was too good for some dishonest journalists to pass up. 

Nazis! At a conservative event! What a boffo story!

But this morning one the hosts for the ABC show was forced to issue a correction after Turning Point USA's lawyers issued a cease-and-desist letter. "We wanna make clear that these demonstrators were gathered outside the event and that they were not invited or endorsed by Turning Point USA."

The View, or its staff, didn't do its job of--wait for it--by investigating the story before airing it. As the old saying goes in the honest days of journalism, "If your mother says she loves you--check it out."

In my opinion, and Dan Bongino brought this up in his podcast Monday, the Nazi "protest" at the Turning Point event, what occurred in Florida seems eerily similar to the attempt to recreate the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year as Republican gubernatorial candidate, Glenn Youngkin, campaigned there last fall. The Lincoln Project, an anti-Donald Trump group, later claimed responsibility for the stunt.


 Fox News' Outnumber has their take here.

Mark Dice: Fredo is trying a new career after being fired from CNN 😂

Chris Cuomo, aka, "Fredo," the disgraced former CNN "journalist" is back. He has a YouTube channel and despite his fame--or should I say infamy?--it is off to a sluggish start, Mark Dice tells us.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Sen. Grassley drops major bombshell about Hunter Biden, 2020 election debacle

The coverup of the reporting and the at best half-hearted criminal investigation of the contents of the Hunter Biden laptop could be one of the biggest political scandals in American history.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Four fatally shot over weekend in Chicago, another stabbed to death, and at least 57 wounded

Chicago's Summer of Joy was anything but that this weekend as four people were shot to death, another was fatally stabbed, and at least 57 others were wounded by gunfire.

Of the deadly shootings, a 16-year-old boy was killed Sunday evening in Woodlawn. Also on the South Side on Sunday, in West Englewood, a man was killed in a domestic dispute. A few minutes, a man was shot to death while, get this, changing a tire at Homan Square on the West Side. The weekend's first fatal shooting happened early Saturday morning when a man was slain at a party.

And a few hours ago a man was stabbed to death during an argument while riding a train on the CTA's Red Line at Englewood. 

There have been at least 57 people wounded by gunfire over this past weekend in Chicago.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Ray Charles - Bein' Green (1991)

The song "Bein' Green," sung by Jim Henson by way of Kermit the Frog, has been covered by an amazing array of artists, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and at a period in his career when he was recording few covers, Van Morrison. 

In honor of the failures of the green energy movement, in the words of Kermit and more, "It's not easy being green," here's Ray Charles in 1991 taking his turn on this song.

Karine Jean-Pierre White House will not brief reporters about Biden's health until Monday

Joe Biden will be an octogenarian in four months. He has COVID and other health issues.

However, Biden's pathetic press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, won't give Americans and update on Biden's health until Monday.

Friday, July 22, 2022

From Wirepoints: Black Illinois conservatives join national call for de-racializing political speech

As is usually the case, it's those on the right who are calling for ending the knee-jerk reactions to blame everything on race. From Matt Rosenberg at Wirepoints: Black Illinois conservatives join national call for de-racializing political speech.

Gutfeld: They cancelled Dave Chappelle

Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue from Thursday night--and I don't say this a lot--is essential viewing if you have an open mind. Well, since you are reading this blog, you do. The risk takers in the entertainment world are the middle aged one and the old. 

People like Dave Chappelle, John Cleese, and J.K. Rowling. They are fighting back against the woke cancel culture.

While not getting into details, Gutfeld gives a shoutout to Eric Clapton and Van Morrison--both of whom are nearing 80--who have repeatedly spoken out against the COVID-19 lockdowns.

As Morrison sang last year in "The Rebels":
Where have all the rebels gone? 
Hiding behind their computer screens
Where's the spirit, where is the soul?

Hey millennials, Van the Man is talking to you! 

As for Gutfeld, his show, mostly likely working with a much smaller budget, regularly beats ABC's Jimmy Kimmell Live and the Tonight Show ratings-wise each night. He's funnier too than those wokesters.

Only Stephen Colbert remains in Gutfeld's way.

Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy

Mark Dice: New "star witness" Democrats hope will get people to care about January 6th

Yes, the Democrats' show trials about January 6 are still happening. 

But what about Ray Epps?

Six people held in Chicago train stabbing attack

The victim was smart enough to be carrying a knife too.

From ABC Chicago
Six people are in custody after a stabbing attack on board a CTA Red Line train on the North Side Friday morning, Chicago police said. 

Chicago police said at about 2:03 a.m., a 42-year-old man got off a train at the North/Clybourn station and switched to another train car. A group of six suspects followed him onto the train, demanded his belongings and attacked him with a knife and broken glass bottle, police said. 

The victim also took out a knife, police said. The victim had several stab wounds and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, police said.
Three of the alleged perpetrators have been hospitalized, all six are in police custody.

This is all part of the "Summer of Joy" Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

CNN’s Van Jones on black voters’ frustrations with Biden: economy is “worse" for black Americans

Joe Biden has lost CNN's Van Jones, a former communist.

Before you get upset, remember none of this is real: Gutfeld

Wokesters are so upset with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's sensible (unless you're woke) stance on transgenderism that those of them who play the game of quidditch, which was created for the books, they are changing its same to quadball.

Society's descent into madness continues.

Greg Gutfeld has more.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

'Brandon Falls' trends following temporary Delaware 'tourist attraction'

Sean Hannity discusses Joe Biden's bike fall and the 25th Amendment.

Mark Dice: Congresswoman drama queen is at it again!

Yesterday the media was filled with images of US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) being escorted by police after being handcuffed after maybe, being arrested at pro-abortion protest. Except AOC pretended to be handcuffed. 

And another Squad member, US Rep Ihlan Omar (D-MN) pulled the same stunt. 

Mark Dice explains 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Every journalist these days is an expert on fake news: Gutfeld

A few days ago NPR, which is taxpayer funded, announced a "disinformation team." Greg Gutfeld is among the many level-headed people who says that NPR should start with itself in regards to disinformation. 

NPR was among the many media outlets that buried the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes (from One For The Road)

If was fifty years ago next month when the Kinks released their album, Everybody's in Show-Biz. 

The title comes from a line from the best song on the collection, "Celluloid Heroes," possibly the best rock song written about the movie business. 

Here are the Kinks performing that song a few years later. This is the version you'll find on their 1980 live album, One For The Road.

After begging Saudi Arabia for more oil, Biden doesn't say a word About American energy production

Senile Joe Biden, the Beggar President, is pleading for more oil from the Saudis. 

But what about more drilling for petroleum in America?

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

WATCH: Hunter Biden films himself weighing his ‘crack’

Yes, Hunter Biden is weighing his crack cocaine here. 

Joe Biden once said of his son, "He's the smartest man I know."

Bidenflation: Inflation rate at 9.1 percent, a new 40 year high

If he's honest--and that's a reach--Biden will blame himself.

From CNBC:

Shoppers paid sharply higher prices for a variety of goods in June as inflation kept its hold on a slowing U.S. economy, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.
The consumer price index, a broad measure of everyday goods and services, soared 9.1% from a year ago, above the 8.8% Dow Jones estimate. That marked another month of the fastest pace for inflation going back to December 1981.
Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core CPI increased 5.9%, compared to the 5.7% estimate.
On a monthly basis, headline CPI rose 1.3% and core CPI was up 0.7%, compared to respective estimates of 1.1% and 0.5%.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Hegseth: The Praetorian Guard has turned on Joe Biden

In Ancient Rome the Praetorian Guard protected the emperor. 

But often they turned against him. 

That's the way it is now with the media and Senile Joe Biden.

Jill Biden under fire for 'breakfast tacos' comment

What's almost as bad is that Jill Biden spoke at a conference with "Latinx" in its name. I know a lot of Hispanics--not one of them use that term, they prefer Latino or Latina for the most part. Many hate it, the rest snicker at "Latinx." 

The Democrats are badly out of touch. Oh, yesterday at that "Latinx" soiree in San Antonio, Jill Biden said this in what were supposed to be compliments regarding Raul Yzaguirre, the former head of the far-left group La Raza, that he "helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bogedas [sic] of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength." 

People don't like being compared to food. Hispanics are understandably upset about Jill's remarks. She had since apologized. 

Oh, Dr. Biden, who calls herself that because she has an education doctorate, mispronounced "bodega."

La Raza is now called UnidosUS.

Monday, July 11, 2022

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Summer of Joy: 1 dead and at least 29 wounded over weekend in Chicago including one mass shooting

Lori Lightfoot's Summer of Joy is at the halfway point. Over this past weekend one person was shot to death and at least 29 others were wounded. The fatal shooting occurred Saturday night in Austin on the West Side. Four people were wounded in a mass shooting in River North on the Near North Side early Sunday Morning. 

Overall at least people were shot in Chicago over the weekend.

Saturday, July 09, 2022

The Rainmakers - One More Summer

Summer isn't over yet. Who is up for one more summer all the same? 

Here are the Rainmakers, performing in Norway where they are superstars, cruising through "One More Summer." 

Americans are running out of savings: David Asman

Senile Joe Biden is our worst president since James Buchanan.

Friday, July 08, 2022

Man pleads with leftist protesters blocking traffic so he can make it to work and avoid prison

Earlier this week some leftist kooks in Maryland blocked an expressway so they could pressure President Biden into declaring a climate emergency. 

Never good on details, the environmental radicals in this video clip don't elaborate what that would be. 

Giving further proof that leftists don't care about "the little guy," a truck driver here pleads with the extremists to let him through so he won't be late for work.

He's on parole and he could be sent back to prison if he's late to his job.

"One lane, I'm asking one lane," he says here. "I'm going to jail for what you're doing."

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

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Kamala Harris roasted for "seriously" word salad in Highland Park

Seriously, Vice President Kamala Harris' word salads make her sound like a recent high school graduate on her first job interview. But Harris a heartbeat away from the White House. 

Listen to her repeatedly say "seriously" during remarks in Highland Park, Illinois, about the mass shooting there that killed eight people.

Karine Jean-Pierre has no idea oil from U.S. reserves are being sent to China

Man, oh man, is KJP clueless. Some of that oil, part of Joe Biden's so-called "solution" to the high price of gasoline. Besides, some of the oil from the United States Strategic Oil Preserve, also went to Europe.

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

3 dead and 7 wounded in Gary, Indiana mass shooting at block party

Abandoned Gary building in 2017
There was a mass shooting early Tuesday morning in Gary, Indiana, the fourth mass shooting in the Chicago area since Friday. Most prominent of that bloodshed of course is the Highland Park shootings north of the city that killed six and wounded 31 others.

From CBS Chicago:

Three people are dead, and seven others are wounded in a mass shooting at a block party in Gary Tuesday just after midnight.
Gary Police said officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Missouri Street around 12:46 a.m. for several people with gunshot wounds.
Upon arrival, officers discovered three people unresponsive and seven others with gunshot wounds, police said.
Marquise Hall, 26, from Lafayette, Indiana, Ashanti Brown, 20, from Olympia Fields, Illinois, and Laurance Magnum, 25, from Merrillville, Indiana were all pronounced dead on the scene by the Lake County Coroners Office.

Eight people killed and at least 63 others wounded over holiday weekend in Chicago

Over the long Independence Day weekend in Chicago, the relative midpoint of what Mayor Lori Lightfoot as a "Summer of Joy," eight people were shot to death and at least 63 others were wounded

While the deadly mass shooting yesterday in north suburban Highland Park understandably dominated the national news, there were two mass shootings in Chicago over the weekend. Four people were wounded in mass shooting Friday night in West Garfield Park and five others were early Monday in Parkway Gardens.

Good news? Well, last year was worse in Chicago, when 19 people were killed and over 100 others wounded. 

Highland Park mass shooter arrested

Yesterday, just 14 miles from where I live, Robert "Bobby" E. Crimo III, was arrested after committing a mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois during that city's annual July 4th parade. 

Six people were killed and 31 others were wounded. Crimo, 22, is expected to be charged today.

Monday, July 04, 2022

The Biden family's corruption 'spans the globe': Schweizer

Best-selling author and investigative journalist Peter Schweizer discusses the underboss of the Biden family influence peddling operation, Hunter Biden.

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'

In the early 1980s I had the pleasure of seeing Muddy Waters perform on the blues stage at ChicagoFest. Here is the King of the Blues in 1966 singing "Got My Mojo Workin."

White House sparks backlash after saying high gas prices guard "liberal world order"

Brian Deese, an economic advisor to Joe Biden, is an out-of-touch elitist who betrayed his true sentitments on Thursday. 

"What do you say to those families that say," CNN's Victor Blackwell asked Deese, "'listen, we can't afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?'" 

Oh, where I live, in Crook County, Illinois, regular gasoline is $1-a-gallon more! 

Deese's reply was, "This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm."

He easily could have said called Americans hayseeds and rubes.