Saturday, December 30, 2023

Van Morrison: Days Gone By

Three Cords and the Truth, Van Morrison's 2019 offering, is overlooked by his fans because his next two albums, Latest Record Project Volume 1 and What's It Gonna Take--the COVID lockdown and protest albums--got much more attention. 

I love all three collections. Three Cords and the Truth ends with "Day Gone By," is the Belfast Cowboy's reworking of "Auld Lang Syne."

Happy New Year, my friends.


Related post of mine from Da Tech Guy

Thursday, December 28, 2023

House Republicans expand Biden impeachment inquiry

How involved was Joe Biden--or was he--in regard to his crackhead son ignoring a congressional subpoena.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

'NO CLUE': AOC ripped for 'utterly ignorant' Christmas message

Alexander Ocasio-Cortez is at it again. This time her ignorance is exposed as she talks about Christmas, Jesus, and Israel's war with the Hamas terrorists.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

"Christmas Time's A'Coming" by Bill Monroe

The founder of the bluegrass genre, Bill Monroe, plays "Christmas Time's A'Coming on the Ralph Emery Show.


Friday, December 22, 2023

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Corruption, nepotism, and gerrymandering: Ed Burke, found guilty today, personifies Illinois politics

With the exception of fellow Southwest Side Chicago Democrat Boss Michael Madigan--he was the Illinois speaker of the House and Democratic Party chairman for decades--no other person personifies the rancid sinkhole of Illinois politics more than Edward Burke.

This afternoon Burke was convicted of more than a dozen corruption charges, including bribery and racketeering, in federal court. 

For 54 years, Burke was alderman of the repeatedly gerrymandered 14th Ward. Over the decades Burke's  Irish Catholic base died or moved to the suburbs or Tennessee. Hispanics replaced them, but cartographers with the talents of Picasso kept Burke in power.

Who was alderman before Burke? Well, Ed's dad, Joseph, who died in 1969. That's so long ago that the Beatles were still together when the younger Burke, who is now 79, was elected to the City Council. In '69, Major League Baseball was in its first year of division play, and there were two professional football leagues, the AFL and the NFL. 

Ancient times.

For much of his time in the City Council, Burke was chairman of the powerful Finance Committee. Only Chicago's mayor has more power than the Finance Committee chair. 

Burke used that post to operate as a shakedown artist

Did I leave anything out?


Yeah, yeah, they were elected, but I'm sure there were more qualified candidates that could have served in their posts than these Burkes.

Burke's wife Anne is a retired Illinois Supreme Court Justice who was chief justice for a stint.

Did the Burkes file joint tax returns?

Ed's brother Dan is a former state representative. 

Sentencing for Ed Burke is scheduled for June.

As for Boss Madigan, he's under indictment on a slew of corruption charges. 

Since the early 1970s, 38 members of Chicago's City Council have been convicted of crimes.

Chicago's sports teams are rotten--but the city is number one in corruption.

Illinois and Chicago continue to lose population.


Term limits? Hello? Is anyone listening? Term limits?

Chicago hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1931.

Gutfeld: Democrats are 'freaking out' over this

It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome.


Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Mark Dice: Trump banned from 2024 Ballot! Here's what happens next

To "protect" democracy, leftist want to remove a popular candidate from the Colorado ballot. Mark Dice offers analysis.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

UPDATE: One migrant boy living in Chicago shelter dies, four other migrant children housed there hospitalized

Here's an update on my blog post yesterday about the death on Sunday of a 5-year-old migrant boy at a shelter on Chicago's Southwest Side.

As I predicted, the national media is showing little interest so far in this tragedy. There's a narrative they have to protect.

But there is more bad news from that shelter.

From ABC Chicago:

Four more children and a teenager were also taken to local hospitals to have illnesses treated. A 1-year-old girl was transported to UIC from the same shelter with fever and vomiting, the Chicago Fire Department said.
The girl's condition was not immediately known.
A 4-year-old girl was taken to Insight Hospital and Medical Center with a fever, CFD said; a few hours later, an 8-year-old girl was taken to Insight with a fever as well.
A 1-year-old girl was taken to UIC Hospital with a fever, according to CFD.

A woman at the shelter told ABC Chicago about the boy who died and the conditions at the shelter.

"The ambulance took a while and the boy turned purple," she said. "They did not give him first aid. There is no first aid kits. There is no medicine to reduce the fever."

Related post:

5-year-old boy dies in Chicago migrant shelter

Monday, December 18, 2023

5-year-old boy dies in Chicago migrant shelter

I hate to repeat the obvious, but if there was any Republican tie-in to this story, the death of a migrant boy at a city-run shelter that can house up to 1,000 migrants, there would be a media outrage.

But Chicago has a Democrat mayor, and a Democrat governor who enjoys Dem supermajorities in the General Assembly

We have a Democrat president. 

A little boy who was living in a migrant shelter in Pilsen died Sunday and Chicago police are investigating. 

The boy was identified to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office as 5-year-old Jean Carlos Martinez.

Police said the boy was not feeling well and was taken from the shelter near Cermak Road and Halsted Street to Comer Children's Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Rest in peace, youngster.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

'Fairytale of New York' played at Shane MacGowan's funeral

The legendary Shane MacGowan of the Pogues died last month. 

His funeral was one for the ages. 

Sing and dance along as Glen Hansard, Lisa O’Neill, and some of the Pogues play the perhaps the Pogues best known tune--a Christmas classic no less--"Fairytale of New York." 

In the front row of the pews is Michael D. Higgins, the president of Ireland.

Rest in peace, Shane.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Ultra-liberal Chicago suburb Oak Park kicking out migrants in January

Every metropolitan area has that suburb dominated by virtue signaling liberals. Chicago, being, for now, America's third-largest metro region, has several.

Oak Park, among tough completion, stands out. It is filled with "Coexist" and "We Welcome Everyone" yard signs, usually firmly placed in the grass in front of the suburb's most expensive homes. Apartment and condo dwellers make do with similar bumper stickers.

Earnest Hemingway, who was born in Oak Park, supposedly said of the western Chicago suburb that it was a town of "broad lawns and narrow minds."

As the saying goes: The more things change...well you know.

Well, it turns out leftist Oak Park doesn't welcome everyone.

From ABC Chicago:

Just three and a half weeks ago the Village of Oak Park agreed to allocate an additional $1 million to continue housing a group of 160 migrants that were brought in from Chicago's 15th police station during a Halloween day snowfall. With that funding set to run out by February 6, the village sent out a letter to the migrants Wednesday telling them they must move out by the end of January. 

"They gave us the letters last night when we went to pick up our dinner," said Milagros de Marquez, who, along with her husband and three children, has been living at the Carleton Hotel for five weeks now. ABC7 Chicago is now streaming 24/7.

The hotel, the local YMCA and Grace Episcopal Church are the three locations migrants have been living at in Oak Park, so far, it appears the 25 men located at the church may be safe in terms of housing, but those who support them wonder whether the wraparound services they get from the village will continue.

"Mental health, physical help, immigration help, all that is key to keeping these men healthy and sane as these winter months come upon us," said Doug Luce of Grace Episcopal Church.
There are many big homes in Oak Park, probably with a spare bedroom or two. C'mon Oak Park. Put your virtue where your mouth is.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Leftists unhinged: Boston mayor holding no whites Christmas party; Illinois NAACP leader calls migrants "rapists" and "savages"

Leftists are showing their true colors: they are filled with hate. 

The mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, is holding a Christmas party for "Electeds of Color."

That means no white people. 

Bah humbug!

Here in Illinois, the president of the state NAACP, Teresa Haley, in a Zoom call two months ago referred to migrants as "savages" and "rapists." 

A coward, Haley reached in Dubai, denies the comments, explaining, "with AI, anything is possible."

Sheesh. Blaming artificial intelligence? Welcome to the unbrave new world.

To his credit, and I'm not a supporter of his, Gov. JB Pritzker condemned Haley's hate.

Tucker Carlson and Megyn Kelly discuss what was really behind Tucker's shocking exit from Fox News

Tucker Carlson talks about his firing from Fox News, with another Fox expatriate, Megyn Kelly.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Biden again makes false claim that Jill almost died in 2004 during small kitchen fire

Yesterday, Senile Joe Biden repeated--again--a story that has been debunked multiple times, that his wife nearly died in small kitchen fire at the Biden home.

The lie begins at the 50-second mark in the Forbes clip.

Earlier post from today

Joe Biden was fact checked by CNN on fake story about train conductor, Biden still repeats lie

Yet again, Senile Joe Biden tells his story about the many miles--only it wasn't--he has ridden on Amtrak.

Biden's tall tale has been debunked numerous times, usually by less-than-friendly media such as Fox News. 

Even CNN joined the pile-on a while ago.

In my next post, I'll discuss another Biden lie.

Monday, December 11, 2023

4 killed and at least 17 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

The holiday season is here--but the shootings in Chicago continue. 

Over this past weekend, four people were murdered and at least 17 others were wounded.

Until a few years ago, homicides in the South Loop were rare. Not anymore, of course. One of the fatalities, this weekend was a man sitting in an SUV.

Of the other killings, there was one each on the Northwest Side, the Southwest Side, and the South Side.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

From Da Tech Guy, Varoom! Varoom! Review: Radical Wolfe

Netflix this month started streaming a fantastic new documentary about the great author, Tom Wolfe.

Read my review over at Da Tech Guy: Varoom! Varoom! Review: Radical Wolfe.

Saturday, December 09, 2023

The Kinks - Father Christmas (Official HD Video)

As we wind down the 60th anniversary celebration of the Kinks, a wondrous way to end it is with their powerful 1977 holiday single, "Father Christmas." 

Unlike most Christmas rock songs, "Father Christmas" includes a potent social message.


My related Da Tech Guy posts: 

Friday, December 08, 2023

Hunter Biden indicted on 9 new charges in California

Hunter Biden, the bagman for the Biden influence peddling ring, was indicted on a bunch of tax charges.

George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley is comparing Senile Joe's denials to Bill Clinton's obfuscations during the Lewinsky scandal.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

After rejection of Chicago migrant site, 3 Aldermen call for resignation of top officials from Brandon Johnson admin

Now that construction has been halted on the controversial migrant camp in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood due to serious environmental concerns, three alderman, Anthony Napolitano (41st), Raymond Lopez (15th), and Anthony Beale (9th), are calling for the resignation of seven top Brandon Johnson officials who were in charge of the fiasco.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Construction of Chicago migrant camp that neighbors didn't want is shut down by state over environmental concerns

Just hours after officials from Mayor Brandon Johnson's administration said Southwest Side migrant camp--designed for 2,000 people--was deemed safe, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shut down construction of the camp. 

Lead, mercury, and arsenic were discovered there, which the city knew about. Now Johnson is forced to find a new location for the camp. 

Residents in the working-class neighborhood have been protesting the building of the tent city camp for weeks. This is a major, and well-deserved, black eye for Johnson, a far-left Democrat. 

 Leftists are the worst listeners I know.

My posts from Da Tech Guy

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

FBI investigated Catholics for potential terrorism, House committee report claims

The FBI, which has at best shown disinterest in investigation the Biden family influence peddling ring, did investigate Catholics in regard to terrorism.

A priest and even a choir director were probed.

US Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Sean Hannity have more.

Monday, December 04, 2023

Hamas was LAUGHING at Biden for doing this: Former ambassador to Israel

Do you remember hearing about America funding the Axis powers during World War II? 


That's because it never happened.

Saturday, December 02, 2023

The Pogues: The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn

One of the greats, Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan, died at 65 on Thursday. 

Here's the band in 1985, playing the opening cut from their best album, Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, "The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn."

Friday, December 01, 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York

One of the greats, Shane MacGowan, lead singer and principal songwriter of the Pogues, the great Celtic punk group, died this morning. 

MacGowan was 65, his history of substance abuse was legendary and ultimately tragic. 

The Pogues best known song was "Fairytale of New York," a Christmas song.

Joining the band here is Kirsty MacColl, who died in 2000 in a boating accident. 

Rest in peace.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

When the lovechild comes knocking, ditch the Christmas stocking: Gutfeld

For the last couple of years, the Biden White House Christmas display has included Christmas stockings for six of Joe and Jill Biden's grandchildren. 

But not one for a seventh grandchild, Navy Roberts, who is the illegitimate daughter of Hunter Biden. 

Finally, after years of stonewalling, the Biden White House has acknowledged that Navy, who is five, is indeed a grandchild of the first couple.

What is the White House response? Rather than adding a seventh stocking, the Bidens have hung no stockings this year for the grandchildren.

Bah humbug.

Greg Gutfeld has more in the clip.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Huckabee: People across the globe have had enough

The recent electoral success of Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Javier Milei in Argentina could mean that enough people have had enough of the left, Mike Huckabee says.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Official Audio)

The celebration continues!

The Kinks were founded 60 years ago. 

Here's one of their most memorable songs--and the Kinks have a deep catalogue--"Waterloo Sunset."

My related Da Tech Guy posts: 

Friday, November 24, 2023

Biden camp releases 'crazy MAGA nonsense' talking points ahead of holidays

The Biden-Harris campaign has issued Maoist "Little Red Book" comments on defending Senile Joe during holiday political discussions.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The Rainmakers - Swinging Shed (Thanksgiving 2016)

One of my favorite bands, Kansas City's the Rainmakers, had a tradition of Thanksgiving weekend concerts. 

Here they are in 2016, in KC, with the closing track from their Monster Movie album, the 1950s-inspired "Swinging Shed."

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Famed liberal actress faces backlash, dropped by agents

Leftist actress Susan Sarandon is finally getting her comeuppance.

The Day John Kennedy Died -- Lou Reed

On this day 60 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 

 Lou Reed, from his acclaimed Blue Mask album, offers his poignant recollection of that sad day.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Four killed, including three teen boys, and at least 20 wounded over weekend in Chicago over the weekend

It was another tragic weekend in Chicago. In the last weekend before the holiday season begins, four people were shot to death, including two 14-year-old boys in the Far South Side's Burnside neighborhood. 

Another teen male, a 16-year-old, was fatally shot in Austin on the West Side. 

The fourth weekend homicide was of a man in the Roseland neighborhood, which is also the on Far South Side.

A least 20 others were wounded in Chicago weekend shootings.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day (Official Audio)

Yesterday, in conjunction with the Kinks' 60th anniversary, the retrospective album, The Journey – Part 2 was released. It kicks off with a bang, with one of its early power chord classics, "Till the End of the Day."

Look for my review of Part 1 and Part 2 at Da Tech Guy tomorrow.

UPDATE November 19: Here is that review.

Related Da Tech Guy post:

Friday, November 17, 2023

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Woman's therapy dog stolen as she slept on a CTA train in Chicago

Even when you are wide awake, there's a good chance you'll be a crime victim on a Chicago Transit Authority train. 

From ABC Chicago:

A woman said her emotional support dog was stolen while she was riding on a CTA Red Line train.
Terry Perkins said she was riding the Red Line and was between the Wilson and Howard stops when she dozed off, then awoke to find her dog Elsa was gone.
The stretch on the North Side where Perkins was riding is particularly dangerous, as I've observed.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Nearly 300,000 attend pro-Israel rally in D.C.

Yesterday's March for Israel rally, unlike the pro-Palestian events, was truly peaceful protest. 

Oh, in addition to Israeli flags, Old Glory was waving too.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Gutfeld: This 'woke' movie is the biggest bomb yet

Disney, not content with making woke flop movies like this year's Haunted Mansion, apparently has outdone itself with The Marvels. Is there time for another woke bomb from Disney before year's end?

Greg Gutfeld has more.

Disney's live-action Snow White remake, another woke movie, which was originally set for a spring 2024 release, has been pushed back a year

My prediction? It will be a flop too.

Monday, November 13, 2023

Mark Dice: Look what white people are being blamed for now! 👀

You name the bad news--it's white people's fault. Imagine the uproar if another race--or nationality--was being blamed for everything.

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Steve Earle - Johnny Come Lately

While I don't care for his politics, Steve Earle is a giant of the musical world. 

 The cross-giant great has penned many great songs, including "Johnny Come Lately." It juxtaposes the celebration--well deserved, of course--of World War II veterans with what vets from Vietnam faced. 

Thank a vet on Veterans Day.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Hillary Clinton roasted for 'pathetic' rhetoric on 'The View'

Hillary Clinton and more. 


Vivek Ramaswamy shoots down NBC over its pushing of the Russian collusion hoax. 

Thursday, November 09, 2023

Chicago boutique hotel becoming a homeless shelter means layoffs of union workers

Union members--I used to be one--need to pay close attention to this post.

Brandon Johnson, Chicago's new leftist mayor, sees himself as the Moses of the homeless and the migrants. 

As for the homeless, the Selina Chicago Hotel in Streeterville, which was previously the Tremont, has been experiencing financial problems, which isn't surprising. Under Johnson's predecessor, COVID lockdown queen Lori Lightfoot, the Magnificent Mile area, which includes Streeterville, suffered badly. Two rounds of rioting and looting made the economic situation worse.

Now some workers---union ones--are out of work.

From Fox Business:

A boutique hotel in Chicago will become a temporary homeless shelter, the city announced, but the move has rankled workers, who say they're being laid off as a result of the move.
Democrat Mayor Brandon Johnson's office said the Selina Chicago hotel is being converted to a homeless shelter ahead of the winter months, giving those without housing a place to stay, according to FOX 32.
"We’re trying to care for all people," Johnson's Press Secretary Ronnie Reese said. "It’s about providing unhoused Chicagoans with a warm place to stay during the winter months."
It comes as the city struggles to find housing for migrants, as 20,500 have arrived in Chicago since 2022, according to CBS Chicago.

A small protest organized by the local hospitality union workers union was held outside the Selina yesterday. They'll be out of work because Brandon Johnson wants their hotel to be a homeless shelter.

Unions need to watch their backs. The move to electric vehicles--a push by the Democrats--will mean fewer UAW jobs

What did Vladimir Lenin supposedly say about "useless idiots?"

This ‘looks like and smells’ like a Biden effort for a ‘cover-up’: GOP rep

The Biden influence peddling racket continues to unravel.

Feed pulled on Biden after 'wandering away'

It's time to take away the car keys from Great Grandpa Biden. Or put one of those proposed "kill switches" in his car.

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

US House approves bill to slash Pete Buttigieg’s salary to $1

And $1 is still too much!

Pete Buttigieg isn't doing his job.

But he's in Ukraine today

Why is the secretary of Transporation in Ukraine?


Right turn on red under attack

Folks, we have to stay engaged. Because leftists are always chipping away at our lifestyle. 

Unless otherwise marked--usually at dangerous intersections--right turn on red has been, everywhere I travel in America, legal. 

And folks, while driving, please keep an eye out for cyclists and pedestrians. As a runner, I am aware of the danger from vehicles. 

On the flipside, right turn on red saves energy, it saves time, and it means less fumes from motor vehicles entering the atmosphere. 

But the left's anti-car and truck wing wants to get rid of it.

From AP:

Washington, D.C.’s City Council last year approved a right-on-red ban that takes effect in 2025. New Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson’s transition plan called for “restricting right turns on red,” but his administration hasn’t provided specifics.
The college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan, now prohibits right turns at red lights in the downtown area. San Francisco leaders recently voted to urge their transportation agency to ban right on red across the city, and other major cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver have looked into bans as well.
My guess is that at least 90 percent of the people reading this post favor right turn on red. Speak up now.

The left knows you're not paying attention.

From my post at Da Tech Guy

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

Greg Kelly: Obama 'is wrong on everything'

Greg Kelly of Newsmax, after giving a solid rundown of Biden family sleaze and corruption, moves on to the man behind the curtain, Barack Obama.

Monday, November 06, 2023

7 killed and at least 28 wounded over weekend in Chicago, including 11-year-old shot in the head

Another tragic weekend has passed in Chicago. During that time, seven people were shot to death and at least 28 others were wounded. Among those non-fatal victims is an 11-year-old girl from Englewood, who was shot in the head while in her home. She is in critical condition.

Saturday, November 04, 2023

Van Morrison - Shake, Rattle and Roll

Yesterday Van Morrison released his 45th studio album, Accentuate the Positive, a collection mostly consisting of 1950s-era R&B standards. 

Here is the concluding track, "Shake, Rattle and Roll."


From Doug Ross: EXCLUSIVE: The Hamas vs. Israel cheat sheet

To cop an old remark, you can't tell good and evil without a scorecard.

Doug Ross gives you that: EXCLUSIVE: The Hamas vs. Israel cheat sheet.

Friday, November 03, 2023

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Karine Jean-Pierre again refuses to share Biden's thoughts on pro-Hamas rallies

Thank God for Peter Doocy of Fox News, one of the few real reporters in Washington. He asks tough questions.

Monday, October 30, 2023

3 killed and at least 31 wounded over weekend in Chicago--with 15 shot at mass shooting

The weekend before Halloween was a particularly bloody one. Three people were killed over the weekend with at least 31 others wounded. Included in that last number are 15 people wounded in a mass shooting in North Lawndale

The mass shooting occurred after a man was refused entry to a Halloween party hosted by three social media comedians.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

The Kinks - Money Talks (Official Visualiser)

Next month the Kinks, are part of their ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, will release the retrospective, The Journey -- Part 2.

Included in the collection, from their underrated Preservation Act 2 album, will be "Money Talks."


 Below you'll find my post at Da Tech Guy:

Friday, October 27, 2023

Biden and Obama are a part of the Middle East’s ‘axis of evil’: GOP rep

US Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) says that Barack Obama and Joe Biden are part of the Middle East's "axis of evil."


Thursday, October 26, 2023

Kayleigh McEnany: There needs to be consequences for this

So, many years ago a small group of Jews had to barricade themselves at a college behind locked doors as a mob of anti-Semites chanted "Let us in!" 

Okay, while that probably happened many times in Nazi Germany, this barbarism happened this week at Cooper Union College in New York. 

 We live in evil times.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

US is ‘complete chaos on all fronts’ under Joe Biden

America devolved from "peace time with a great economy" under Donald Trump to "complete chaos on all fronts" under Joe Biden, Sky News Australia's Kristin Tate tells us.

Monday, October 23, 2023

5 killed, including 12-year-old boy, and at least 21 wounded over weekend in Chicago

Yet another violent weekend in Chicago has past. This weekend five people were shot to death in the city, including a 12-year-old boy in Englewood. At least 21 others were wounded.

It's been over a month since Illinois entered the no-cash bail era when the SAFE-T Act when into effect. Although the accused has not been charged with any violent crimes, CWB Chicago reports on a man who has been arrested five times since the pro-criminal act has gone into effect.

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Van Morrison - Lucille

Just like the old days, Van Morrison is about to release his second studio album this year. It will be titled Accentuate the Positive.

"Lucille," the Little Richard song, has been records dozens of times, by prominent artists, and most of those cover versions fall way short of the original.

Not so with Van the Man's version, which will be on the soon-to-be-released album.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Greg Kelly on pro-Hamas insurrection at the US Capitol: 'Something is very, very wrong'

Cue the somber music. 

There was an insurrection inside the US Capitol on Wednesday. Not quite. 

But Greg Kelly of Newsmax points out the hypocrisy as the mainstream media glosses of the pro-Hamas takeover, albeit a brief one, at the Capitol Rotunda yesterday.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Let's not go Brandon: Chicago mayor Johnson flip flops on visiting southern border

A couple of weeks ago, Chicago's new mayor, Brandon Johnson, announced that he was heading to the southern border, saying at the time, "We need to go assess the situation." Additionally, he said, "This is serious. And I've been saying it. I mean this ain't the first time you've heard me say how serious this dynamic is."

Well, I guess it ain't so serious. Johnson is staying in Chicago. 

Mayor Brandon Johnson announced Monday he had scrapped plans to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to get an up-close look at the starting point for the more than 18,500 migrants that have made their way to Chicago. 

Johnson concluded his time was better spent in Chicago, grappling with the crisis that has strained the city’s social safety net and exposed deep tension between Chicago’s Black and Latino communities, officials said. 

More than 3,567 migrants are living in police stations across the city and at O’Hare International Airport with another 11,043 migrants living in city shelters as of Friday, according to city data. Johnson has said the crisis was caused by “right-wing extremists bent on sowing chaos and division in our city.” 

Johnson will focus on “the immediate urgency of adding shelter space to house thousands of new arrivals currently sleeping in police stations, airports or outside,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.
Flip flop.

Monday, October 16, 2023

If Illinois still had a death penalty, this crime would be ideal for it

Over a decade ago, Illinois abolished its death penalty. One of the primary arguments in favor of eliminating capital punishment, was that it disproportionately targeted minorities and the poor. 

But the accused murderer, a white man who has enough wealth to be a landlord. 

From NBC Chicago: 

New details were revealed Monday during a hearing for Joseph Czuba, the man accused of brutally killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring the boy's 32-year-old mother in a stabbing attack local and federal authorities described as a hate crime.
According to officials, Hanaan Shahin, 32, and her 6-year-old son, Wadea Al-Fayoume, who are Muslim, were attacked and stabbed multiple times Saturday inside their Plainfield home by Czuba, their 71-year-old landlord. Czuba, who lived on the floor above Hanaan and Wadea, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of a hate crime, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.
During a court appearance Monday, a Will County Judge denied Czuba's pretrial release due to the nature of the crimes and the broader threat to public safety.
He will be appointed a public defender and will remain detained until the next court hearing, scheduled for Oct. 30 at 9 a.m., the court documents said.
Illinois needs the death penalty again.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Bruce Springsteen: Turn! Turn! Turn! (live video version featuring Roger McGuinn)

There isn't a better time than right now for the song Turn! Turn! Turn! 

Roger McGuinn, frontman of the Byrds, joins Bruce Springsteen to perform the band's mid-1960s hit.

Friday, October 13, 2023

IDF gives Palestinians 24 hours to evacuate: Report

Unlike the Hamas terrorists, the Israel warns civilians before an attack. And the Israelis don't target civilians.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Mark Dice: John Fetterman accidentally makes the funniest joke ever 😂

While on the friendly leftist territory of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, mentally challenged Pennsylvania Democrat senator John Fetterman said that America "is not sending their best and brightest" to Congress. 

"Sometimes you literally just can’t believe like, these people are making the decisions that are determining the government here. It's actually scary," Uncle Festerman said to Colbert.

Festerman of course should start with himself.


Wednesday, October 11, 2023

'Squad' member stays silent when asked about Hamas atrocities

A Fox News reporter asked Squad member Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) about the baby killers, Hamas that is, and Tlaib had nothing to say.

Detroit voters--this is your member of Congress.


Tuesday, October 10, 2023

'Squad' member called out for hanging Palestinian flag outside office

US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), a member or the extreme-left "Squad," posed with a Palestinian flag outside her Capitol office.

Monday, October 09, 2023

2 killed and at least 42 wounded over weekend in Chicago, including 8 shot in mass shooting

Illinois' no-cash bail SAFE-T Act era enters its first full month--with predictable results. Over this past weekend, two people were murdered and at least 42 others were wounded--an astounding number.

There was a mass shooting early Sunday morning, where eight were shot, at a River North night club, one known for trouble and a place that an alderman has tried to close.

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Like Dogs - The Rainmakers

The greatest band you've never heard of, the Rainmakers, traveled to eastern Kansas' Flint Hills in 2011 to film their video for "Like Dogs."

Friday, October 06, 2023

Democrats mocked for 'cool' Joe Biden ad: 'This is desperation'

Joe Biden has never been cool. 

 And the senile edition of Biden is even farther away from cool.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

Biden admin makes shocking reversal on building border wall

Well, like a bad TV sitcom episode, Joe Biden's Homeland Security secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, apparently got knocked in the head and he remembered that his job is to protect the homeland. 

So, construction of Donald Trump's border wall will begin again.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Merrick Garland's embarrassing 60 Minutes interview shows decline of corporate media, with Dave Rubin

The Biden cabinet member Mark Levin calls "the mob lawyer," was a guest Sunday on 60 Minutes. Like Megyn Kelly, I stopped watching that show years ago. But she has clips of Garland being interviewed on that propaganda show. 

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

He saw no harm in pulling the alarm: Gutfeld

A socialist member of the House of Representative, Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), apparently pulled a fire alarm in order to delay a vote on funding the federal government. 

Such an act breaks several laws, including purposely blocking a vote by Congress, which is a law some January 6 rioters have been accused of violating. 

Greg Gutfeld has more.

Bowman, a former high school principal, must know that pulling a fire alarm when there is no fire is no joke. He claims that he didn't know he was pulling a fire alarm, even though the alarm was clearly marked.


Monday, October 02, 2023

5 killed and at least 32 others wounded in Chicago over weekend, including a 7-year-old playing on a scooter

Weekend two of Illinois' Purge Law, formally known as the SAFE-T Act, was predictably a bloody one. 

Over this past weekend, five people were shot to death and at least 32 others wounded

The most tragic of the non-fatal shootings, a 7-year-old boy playing on his scooter Sunday night was wounded in a drive by shooting on the West Side. 

And that was not the only scooter-related shooting in Chicago over the weekend. On the Southwest Side, a man and a woman riding an electric tandem scooter, also on Sunday night, were shot. 

The Purge is here.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Kinks - Picture Book (Official Visualiser)

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Kinks continues, with "Picture Book," from their best album, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society.

Below you'll find my post at Da Tech Guy:

Friday, September 29, 2023

The Purge: Judge releases man from jail after being charged in army vet's drug-induced homicide in suburban Chicago

Illinois' SAFE-T Act, known to detractors as "the Purge Law, has set another man free to away trial--with no cash bail.

A convicted felon with two previous convictions is a free man as he awaits trial. 

From the Lake and McHenry County Scanner:

Michael F. Walach, 62, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was charged in July with drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, and manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony.
He was arrested in August and ordered held in the McHenry County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Prosecutors had filed a petition to hold Walach without bond before the end of cash bail went into effect, saying that he “poses an extreme threat to the health and safety to the community at-large.”
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin denied that petition and Walach remained held in the jail on the cash bond.
Ah, but the SAFE-Act is in effect now. Illinois is the only state that has no cash bail. And now the accused is walking our streets.

The deceased is a US Army veteran, Stefan J. Brucker, of Hebron, Illinois.

The Purge is here.

McHenry County's state's attorney, Patrick Kennealy, slammed the pro-criminal SAFE-T Act in a recent social media post.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Citing "theft and organized retail crime," Target closing nine stores in Defund the Police areas

Misruled leftist cities take a hands-off approach to shoplifting. Retailers take a different view of course, including Target, which has long been seen as a progressive company.

But businesses exist to make money. And when they don't?

They cut back--and jobs are lost. And shoppers have fewer, but more expensive, choices.

From a Target press release:

At Target, we take the decision to close stores very seriously, and only do so after taking meaningful steps to invest in the guest experience and improve business performance. With that said, we have made the difficult decision to close nine Target stores across four states, effective Oct. 21.
In this case, we cannot continue operating these stores because theft and organized retail crime are threatening the safety of our team and guests, and contributing to unsustainable business performance. We know that our stores serve an important role in their communities, but we can only be successful if the working and shopping environment is safe for all.
Before making this decision, we invested heavily in strategies to prevent and stop theft and organized retail crime in our stores, such as adding more security team members, using third-party guard services, and implementing theft-deterrent tools across our business. Despite our efforts, unfortunately, we continue to face fundamental challenges to operating these stores safely and successfully. The team members at these stores have worked hard to maintain our high standards by creating a positive working and shopping experience for each other, our guests and their communities.
We are extremely thankful for their efforts and will be partnering closely with all eligible team members to offer them an opportunity to transfer to other Target locations.
The stores what will close next month include one in Harlem in New York City, three in the San Francisco/Oakland area, two in Seattle, and three in Portland. All of four of those areas have been in the forefront of the Defund the Police movement. 

Shortly after the election of leftist Democrat Brandon Johnson, Walmart announced it was closing four stores. Walmart, in that announcement explained in the years it has operated in Chicago, as a whole, its Chicago stores never made money. 

 Meanwhile, Johnson is exploring opening a city-run grocery store. Imagine the US Postal Service running a supermarket--only ten-times worse. Shoplifters, because I don't have confidence that BrandonMart will prosecute them, will love it.

"The Purge" isn't just about violent crime, although some shoplifters are indeed violent thugs.

From NBC Chicago: Shocking surveillance video shows man violently attacked, robbed in broad daylight in Bucktown

More "Purge" news from Chicago. 

This video clip is painful to watch.

From NBC Chicago: Shocking surveillance video shows man violently attacked, robbed in broad daylight in Bucktown.

Chicago man charged with 3 separate attacks on Red Line train

"The Purge" continues in Chicago. 

And the last two times, ill-advised decisions by the way, I rode on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line, it was a frightening experience. 

From Fox Chicago:

A man has been charged in connection with three separate beatings of women this September, including one that was on a CTA Red Line platform.
Jerry Thompson, 29, allegedly attacked a woman on Sept. 12 in the 700 block of South State Street, according to Chicago police. 
Thompson was accused of battering a 26-year-old woman on Saturday in the 1200 block of North Clark Street. Hours later, Thompson attacked a 19-year-old woman who was standing on the Harrison Red Line platform, 608 S. State St.
Thompson, of West Englewood, was arrested Sunday afternoon along DuSable Lake Shore Drive. He was charged with aggravated battery of a transit passenger, aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, all felonies.

A hearing, according to Fox Chicago, was held for Thompson yesterday. There is no word on whether he is still locked up.  

The Purge Law: SAFE-T Act allows Illinois man accused of attacking cop and threatening woman released on no cash bail: UPDATED

A man from Woodstock, Illinois with an extensive criminal history was released on bail yesterday, because of the SAFE-T Act, whose detractors call "the Purge Law."

From the Lake and McHenry County Scanner: 

The McHenry County state’s attorney said a man accused of squeezing an officer’s genitals, who also referenced knowing how to dismember a woman’s body, was released from jail under the SAFE-T Act.

Nicholas M. Koczor, 38, of Woodstock, was released from the McHenry County Jail on Monday. 

Koczor had been held in custody since October 8 after being charged with three counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two counts of phone harassment. 

Prosecutors said Koczor called his ex-girlfriend and left a voicemail saying he was traveling to her home.

The Lake and McHenry County Scanner also says the Koczor allegedly bit a police officer and grabbed the officer's genitals. The same source reports about a voicemail he allegedly left for his girlfriend, "He implied that he knew how to harm and dismember her body, court documents said."

UPDATE 1:30pm CDT:

According to the Arlington Cardinal, while the SAFE-T Act has technically freed Koczor, is "'currently confined' in McHenry County Jail while he may be on hold for another law enforcement agency."

The Purge Law and cashless bail: Chicago man who allegedly shot a dog in head and caught with 50-round ammo magazines released

Cook County prosecutors, according to CWB Chicago, argued to jail a 19-year-old Southwest Side Chicago man who allegedly shot a dog in the head and was caught with 50-round ammo magazines. 

Instead the judge, Mary Rubio, the accused has a nighttime curfew and his ordered to stay away from the dog's owners. Police reports do not indicate if the dog, "Remi," survived the ordeal. The judge didn't agree that the accused, Daniel Bender, is a public security threat.

Last month Bender was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a woman. 

On Monday, the SAFE-T Act, which abolishes cash bail in Illinois, went into effect. Detractors of the legislation call it the Purge Law.

Call me naive, but I am of the opinion that a coward who shoots a dog will think nothing of shooting a person.

Monday, September 25, 2023

3 killed, including an 86-year-old man, and at least 26 other wounded in Chicago over weekend

"The Purge Law" is here in Illinois. 

What is formally known as the SAFE-T Act went into force, well if you want to call it that, Monday. 

And guess what? Crime is not going down. 

Over the first weekend of The Purge, three people were shot to death in Chicago, including an 86-year-old man, who went to retrieve something out of his truck. Thugs fatally shot him and they stole his vehicle. The victim, Charles Hobson Sr., had lived in his South Side home for 60 years.

And there were 26 others wounded over the weekend in the city.

Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy:

Droogs’ paradise: Rough first week for the “Purge Law” in Illinois

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Raspberries: "Go All the Way" on the Mike Douglas Show in 1974

Despite having John Lennon and Yoko Ono as co-hosts in 1972, the Mike Douglas Show was about as hip as a cardigan sweater. 

Still, Douglas had the Raspberries perform their best-known song,
"Go All the Way," two years later.

The Raspberries never got their due from rock's elite critics. Dismissed as bubblegum in the early 1970s, the Eric Carmen-led group, along with Badfinger, pioneered the Power Pop genre of the 1970s.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Joe Biden is ‘coming apart before our eyes’

The spin from of Joe Biden's fastball, which never was any good, is long gone.

Dem senator Menendez and wife indicted on bribery charges

Isn't there a former senator from the same part of the country who is likely a longtime influence peddler?

Some guy from Delaware?

Oh, meanwhile in New Jersey, from CNBC:

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wife Nadine have been indicted in New York on federal bribery charges related to their allegedly “corrupt relationship” three businessmen from their home state to protect those men and benefit the nation of Egypt. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan has scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. ET Friday to discuss the indictment, which also charges the three businessmen: Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes. 

The indictment says that the Democrat Menendez and his wife from at least 2018 through 2022 accepted “hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for using Menendez’s power and influence as Senator” to benefit the men and Egypt. 

“Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-who job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value,” according to the indictment issued by a grand jury in Manhattan federal court.
Six years ago Menendez beat federal corruption charges because of a hung jury.

Menendez has been a senator for 17 years.

Term limits anyone?

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Illinois' purge law: First person released under no-cash bail law allegedly attacked four cops with pepper spray

A suburban woman, Esmeralda Aguilar, who was in downtown Chicago early Sunday morning to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, allegedly sprayed four police officers with pepper spray. 

She is the first person booked in Cook County under the SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail in Illinois. Judges have two choices for criminal defendants. Lock them up with no bail or set them free as they await a trial date. 

Aguilar was set free. 

According to CWB Chicago, Aguilar has been charged "with four counts of aggravated battery against a police officer."

Let "the purge" begin.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Destined to fail: Chicago considering city-owned grocery store

Chicago can't adequately protect its citizens from crime, nor can it maintain its streets and sidewalks. 

It will fail miserably as a grocer.

From Fox Business:

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson announced last week that his administration is exploring a city-owned grocery store as a means of promoting "equitable" access to food, though the plan has drawn criticism from skeptics of a government owned and operated store.
Chicago would become the first major U.S. city to implement a municipally owned grocery store to address food inequity if the proposal advances, the mayor’s office said in a release. Johnson’s office said Wednesday that it’s working with the Economic Security Project, a non-profit group, on a feasibility study that "will help inform the Johnson administration’s emerging food retail strategy, which will receive input from experts, community leaders, and Chicago’s Food Equity Council."
"All Chicagoans deserve to live near convenient, affordable, healthy grocery options. We know access to grocery stores is already a challenge for many residents, especially on the South and West sides," Johnson said. "My administration is committed to advancing innovative, whole-of-government approaches to address these inequities. I am proud to work alongside partners to take this step in envisioning what a municipally owned grocery store in Chicago could look like."
The mayor’s office added that "Historic disinvestment has led to inequitable access to food retail across Chicago, and these existing inequities have been exacerbated as at least six grocery stores closed on the South and West sides over the past two years."
Big box grocer Walmart shuttered four stores this year, the retail behemoth, in announcing the closings, said in a statement as a group the stores never made money. Shoplifting, which Chicago and Cook County take a lackadaisical approach in enforcing, in largely blamed for that.

The idea of Chicago entering the supermarket business is so bad, only liberals think it's a good idea. It's destined to fail.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Van Morrison - Shakin' All Over

Van Morrison will release his second studio album of 2023, Accentuate the Positive. 

Here's a sneak peak, the early British rock standard "Shakin' All Over."

Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy

Friday, September 15, 2023

Mao-loving Biden senior advisor Anita Dunn's firm played both sides of #MeToo sexual harassment case involving Boss Madigan staffer

Anita Dunn is scum. 

The leftist, who is a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, while she worked in the Obama White House, was ousted after it was revealed that she told a group of high schoolers that blood thirsty communist dictator Mao Zedong was one of her "favorite political philosophers." 

Mao is arguably the worst mass murderer in history, his destructive policies led to the death, many of starvation, of at least 38 million people.

Now NPR reports that Comrade Dunn played both sides of a sexual harassment allegation involving a staffer of longtime Illinois House speaker Boss Michael Madigan, who at the time was the chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party. Scandal forced Madigan out of office, the former machine boss is awaiting his trial on corruption charges.

From NPR:

A top adviser to President Joe Biden, whose prominent communications firm helped launch a high-profile effort to assist victims of sexual harassment, rape and assault, was also a paid adviser to a powerful Illinois politician while he was being sued by one of those victims. 

Anita Dunn, co-founder of the communications firm SKDK and widely considered a member of the president's inner circle, provided "crisis communications" assistance to Michael Madigan, the then-Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, from 2018 to 2019. 

That work netted Dunn and her firm more than $200,000, according to campaign finance disclosures. Madigan, who was also the leader of the state Democratic Party at the time, was not personally accused of sexual misconduct, but was being sued by a former employee of his political committees. 

That former employee, Alaina Hampton, alleged that Madigan retaliated against her when she reported that her direct supervisor had repeatedly harassed her over text messages.

Boss Madigan was state House speaker for nearly four decades, he was the midwife of Illinois' pension crisis and he's the man who destroyed Illinois.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Mark Dice: MSNBC political shock jock tries too hard to scare his viewers 😂

MSNBC drama queen Chris Hayes works to again--and of course not for the last time--frighten his base. 

Also, Mark Dice reminds us what an embarrassment John Fetterman is.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

‘Evidence is falling out of the woodwork’ for Biden impeachment: Rep. Waltz

US Rep. Michael Walz (R-FL) discusses the growing pile of evidence about our influence peddler-in chief, Joe Biden.

Monday, September 11, 2023

5 killed and at least 17 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

Despite the implications of a sarcastic Twitter video from a leftist, Zach Freeman, Chicago remains a dangerous place. Over the past weekend, five people were shot to death and at least 17 others were wounded. 

Freeman recorded his snarky clip in a mile-square area near Millenium Park in daytime, where violence is less frequent. But not unheard of. 

Among those weekend shootings, one occurred in another tourist area, River North, where a man who shot in the leg a few hours ago--at night--walking near the newly opened Bally Casino.

Early Saturday in the Loop--at night again--three tourists were robbed and beaten. They were near Millenium Park. Because the Chicago Police Department was in a "backlog" mode, the trio had to wait two hours for cops to arrive. 

Where was Zach Freeman?

‘Going to go to bed’: Joe Biden says the ‘quiet bit out loud’ during speech

After a rambling John Wayne quote, one that makes no sense, Joe Biden, at a press conference in Vietnam, like the octogenarian that he is, tells the media, that he is "going to bed."

Not only should this feeble old man resign at once, but he never should have sought the presidency in 2020.

9/11 22 years later

Never forget! 22 years ago terrorists attacked America.

Remember and pray for the victims from the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, September 09, 2023

The Kinks - Till the End of the Day (Official Audio)

Regular visitors here know that the Kinks are celebrating their 60th anniversary. Here's another Kinks classic, "Till the End of the Day."

Below you'll find my post at Da Tech Guy:

'FILLED WITH RAGE': Democrat changes tune after violent attack

Back in the 1960s, when a soft-crime liberal was robbed, usually they dropped their permissive stance. 

It was called being "mugged by reality." 

Shivanthi Sathanandan, a leftist Democrat Party leader in Minnesota, was brutally carjacked in front of her children in front of her Minneapolis home. 

She was, until this horrible crime, a defund the police advocate. But not anymore. She was carjacked by reality.

Friday, September 08, 2023

Anti-private school and anti-school choice Chicago Teachers Union boss Stacy Davis Gates sends son to Catholic high school

Stacy Davis Gates, the president of the far-left Chicago Teachers Union, has a son who attends a Catholic high school.

Gates and the CTU, the power that put Mayor Brandon Johnson into City Hall, is vehemently against private schools and school choice. 

According to Gates' father, the son wants to play soccer, which they claim, is hard to do at a CPS high school.

I'm not buying it.

Rules for me...rules for thee...

Dershowitz: 'This is clearly designed to circumvent the Constitution'

In other words, it appears that Donald Trump is being accused of Orwellian thought crimes.

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Texas liberal Tweets about trip to downtown Chicago and sarcastically calls it a "terrifying hellscape," but he's there in daytime, doesn't visit high crime areas

"Its's a terrifying scene," a concerned parent in [sic] North Texas says in an X Tweet, "you can see it's all but abandoned."

The "concerned parent" is Zach Freeman, and he visited what appears to be a one-square-mile swath of downtown Chicago, and he's snarkily called it a "terrifying hellscape."

Freeman wasn't in Chicago for the April "wilding" that took place where he recorded his video Tweet--and the spring riot occurred at night. 

Nor did Freeman visit Chicago's high crime areas, which include, but aren't limited to, Austin, Englewood, and both East and West Garfield Park. Hey dere, Freeman, there are tons of abandoned buildings there, if you bother to click on my links you'll see just a few of them.

As you will see, I've visited all these rough neighborhoods.

Freeman? Freeman?

For a realistic look at America's third largest, for now, city, I recommend to you CWB Chicago and Hey Jackass.

Biden official subpoenaed over 2020 Hunter Biden tip-off

That official is Alejandro Mayorkas.

Tuesday, September 05, 2023

9 dead and at least 34 others wounded in Chicago over Labor Day weekend; two 15-year-olds among the slain

Summer ended on a sadly, but predictable, down note in Chicago as nine people were shot to death over the Labor Day weekend--and at least 34 others were wounded. 

Among those shot to death were two 15-year-old boys killed in separate shootings.

And among the wounded was a six-year-old boy who was shot inside a home in the thigh at a family party.

Monday, September 04, 2023

Mark Dice: UPDATE on THAT shop teacher! 😂

Do you remember that man with the triple ZZZ bra size teaching shop in Cananda? Well, it turns out he's back. As a man.

Mark Dice has that story and talks about the January 6 cases.

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Roxy Music - Over You

Roxy Music's new wave--or if you prefer, baroque pop era--kicked in for its luscious Flesh and Blood album in 1980.

Here is Bryan Ferry and crew with "Over You" from that collection., 

Speaking of rock's new wave, that's Paul Carrack, shortly before he joined Squeeze to croon "Tempted," on piano.

Miranda Devine: White House has changed its tune on Biden's involvement with Hunter

Joe Biden is the CEO of the Biden influence peddling operation.

Friday, September 01, 2023

Even liberal media is fact-checking Biden now

The Washington Post's chief fact-checker--Glenn Kessler, who can rightly be called a propagandist--has possibly gotten the religion of truth. 

 He finally hits serial liar Joe Biden, not really hard, but he hits him, over his long career of exaggerations and outright lies. Better late than never, I guess.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Biden admin faces new accusation of meddling in Hunter probe

The Biden family influence peddling scandal keeps metastasizing. And they have help from the Deep State.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Mark Dice: The late night "comedians" have a major problem! 😂

The Hollywood writers strike is four months ago--propagandizing is a lot harder now, Mark Dice tells us. 

 He also takes a look at the long history of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

White Sox shooting debacle

I have been updating the shooting at Guaranteed Rate Field, and its bizarre trajectory over at Da Tech Guy. Yes, coverup seems to be underway. Let's go Brandon!

The 'walls are closing in' on Joe Biden: Victor Davis Hanson

Meanwhile, the left keeps trying to tear down Donald Trump. They can't elevate Joe Biden.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Barracudas – Summer Fun

British surf band, yeah, that was a thing--the Barracudas--put out a great song, "Summer Fun," back in 1980. 

The bit with the host botching the group's name, hints at the boisterous intro on the album version of the song, which incorporates a vintage Plymouth Barracuda radio ad, itself a classic.

Summer is almost over--enjoy it now!


Friday, August 25, 2023

Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times post rare mugshot pic

The Chicago Tribune has a stated policy of rarely publishing mugshots. 

From that paper in 2021:

Part of this is just plain fairness. A lot of people who are arrested will end up not being convicted. Some will be found not guilty or won’t go to trial at all. Some will plead guilty to lesser charges, even misdemeanors, instead of the ones that put their names in the news. Readers may associate law enforcement booking photos with criminal activity; their use might imply guilt of individuals who are, by law, considered innocent until proven guilty.
The Trib does make a schadenfreude exception, in regard to public officials, or former ones. In this case, Donald J. Trump, who is hardly expected to carjack someone in Chicago. 

Unstated, as far as I can tell, is a similar policy at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Of course, the Trib and the Sun-Times have posted Donald Trump's mugshot.

Tragically, I believe Chicago is awash with career criminals. Yes, I get it and then some, innocent until proven guilty. But many accused criminals are caught while out on bail, on probation, or have prior criminal records. 

Then there is this guy, for whom CWB Chicago has posted this mugshot of a man, who was caught allegedly crawling into a North Side woman's apartment earlier this month. He has been arrested eight times since March. 

What about protecting the public?