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?

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Biden’s visit to Maui was ‘frightening’: Newt Gingrich

Joe Biden's trip to Maui will be memorable for all of the wrong reasons. 

Newt Gingrich has more.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Seven killed, including two high school students, and at least 31 others wounded, over weekend in Chicago

Chicago Public Schools have their first day of classes today. Tragically, 14-year-old Rayjohn Harshaw and 17-year-old Ashuntice Wilburn, won't be in attendance. In separate shootings, both were shot to death over the weekend.

Overall, a total of seven people were killed during the weekend in Chicago, and at least 31 others were wounded.

In related news, last week Chicago's new mayor, Brandon Johnson, named his choice for police superintendant, Larry Snelling. The city council needs to ratify this selection. Considering that Johnson prefers a "holistic" approach to crime fighting, rather than a lock-em-all-up strategy, Chicago's violence epidemic will continue.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Robbie Robertson with Van Morrison: I Hear You Paint Houses

As you know, the great Robbie Robertson, the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for The Band, passed away at 80 last week. Robertson befriended Martin Scorsese during the filming of The Last Waltz, he later worked on many soundtracks for later Scorsese movies--including The Irishman, which is about the murder of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. 

The movie is based on a book, I Heard You Paint Houses, which is mob code for murder. Paint meaning blood.

This song, with another good friend of Robertson's, Van Morrison, adding vocals, played during the credits of The Irishman, "I Hear You Paint Houses."

Related posts of mine at Da Tech Guy

The studio albums by The Band, ranked

Joe Biden takes no questions as he leave on ANOTHER weeklong vacation, this time to Lake Tahoe

Wasn't Sleepy Joe Biden just on vacation? 

He was. 

Here comes another one. 

Oh, no questions please. Biden's on vacation.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

From the CBS archives: Robbie Robertson of The Band

Here's a great piece for 2016 from CBS News about Robbie Robertson, who passed away last week. 

Here, Robertson claims that for the first time in 40 years he played a few cords from "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down."

My post at Da Tech Guy:

Biden family 'payoffs' are north of $50 million, GOP rep claims

US Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) says the Biden family bribes could be more than $50 million. 

The Biden family is headed to the legendary status of the Philippines' kleptocrat, Ferdinand Marcos.


Sunday, August 13, 2023

From Da Tech Guy: The studio albums by The Band, ranked

A few days ago a musical giant, Robbie Robertson, passed away. He was the principal songwriter and the lead guitarist for The Band. 

Today at Da Tech Guy I look back: The studio albums by The Band, ranked.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

It Makes No Difference - The Band - The Last Waltz

One of rock music's greats, Robbie Robertson, the main songwriter and lead guitarist for The Band, died this week at the age of 80. 

Click, watch, and listen to one of his best ballads, "It Makes No Difference." This performance, with Rick Danko on lead vocals, is beautifully concluded with a touching soprano saxophone solo by Garth Hudson.

This clip is from the Martin Scorsese directed The Last Waltz.

Related entry:

Bob Dylan's 1974 comeback tour--backed up by The Band, kicked off in Chicago

From my post at Da Tech Guy:

Joe Biden once again ignores questions as he heads to Rehoboth Beach on another weekend vacation

Walk Away Joe is on the beach again.

Friday, August 11, 2023

Top Dem senator sounds alarm on influence peddling in Washington: "I always worry"

While she wouldn't call out our corrupt president, Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) does say about influence peddling in DC, "I always worry." 

And yes, it's a bipartisan problem. For me, House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife, Elanie Chao, who has held two cabinet positions, come to my mind. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Lefties losing it: Sky News host slams Megan Rapinoe's ‘mad activism’

Megan Rapinoe, the defeat of the US Women's National Soccer Team, and a riot in New York. 

The left is losing it.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

Bob Dylan's 1974 comeback tour--backed up by The Band, kicked off in Chicago

The legendary Robbie Robertson, lead guitarist and principal songwriter for The Band, died today at 80.

Originally a backup band for an Arkansas rockabilly artist, Ronnie Hawkins--he had taken his act to Canada in the late 1950s--The Band, split from Hawkins in 1964. They eventually became the stage band for Bob Dylan.

After a motorcycle accident in 1966, Dylan stopped touring and The Band began writing and performing their own material. First with Music from Big Pink in 1968 and then their self-titled follow-up in 1969, The Band recorded two of rock's greatest albums. Among the memorable songs from those collections are the Robertson-penned "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek." Arguably, the Americana genre of music was created by Robertson and The Band.

Flash forward to 1974: Dylan, with the Band backing him up, released a studio album, Planet Waves, which is best known for the song "Forever Young." To promote the collection, Dylan, with The Band in tow, hit the road--Dylan's first since 1966. But not only was that tour a comeback for Dylan, it was, in spirit, a comeback for The Band too. After those epic first two albums, the next LP effort for them was the uneven Stage Fright in 1970, followed by the abysmal Cahoots the next year. The Band wouldn't release another studio album of original material until 1975--the brilliant Northern Lights-Southern Cross.

The first gig of the Dylan/Band tour was on January 3, 1974--at Chicago Stadium. The Band performed some of their songs from their catalog that night and on the other stops on that tour.

According to Bob, the title track from Stage Fright was one of The Band songs played that evening. What you see below is not from the Chicago concert, but from Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, the best rock movie concert movie ever made.

But for you purists, here's a very rough video of that same song from the Chicago gig. What you'll see there, like most cinematic efforts, isn't up to Scorsese's standard.


The Dylan/Band tour was documented in a first-rate live album, Before the Flood.

Rest in peace, Robbie.

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Mark Dice: Famous rapper targeted for cancellation cuz he said THIS about the liberal agenda

Rapper Ne-Yo, who, like Mark Dice, I just heard of now, is facing wrath from the woke mob because he questioned the wisdom, or lack of, in allowing children to attempt to change genders.


Monday, August 07, 2023

Six dead and at least 19 others wounded over weekend in Chicago; 8-year-old girl among those slain

While there were no riots--what Mayor Brandon Johnson calls "larger gatherings" over the past weekend, there was of course plenty of violence. August's first weekend saw six people shot and at least 19 others wounded.

Tragically, one of the slain was an eight-year-old girl shot on Saturday night in Portage Park on the Northwest Side.

Saturday, August 05, 2023

Nick Lowe - Man That I've Become

For eleven years, Nick Lowe was married to Carlene Carter, who is Johnny Cash's stepdaughter. 

With one exception, this is, in my opinion, the most-Man In Black song he's written, "Man That I've Become." 

The most Cash-like Nick Lowe penned tune was "The Beast in Me," which Johnny sang on his first album of his American recording series. 

Here's Lowe in a recent performance of "Man That I've Become."

Jesse Watters: This is why Trump is a threat to the left

Donald J. Trump is a threat to the established order. 

And that's why the elite class hates him.

Friday, August 04, 2023

Unravelling: Hunter Biden’s demise sends CNN into total meltdown

When you are a cheerleader for one side of the political aisle instead of an honest news source, embarrassing things will happen.

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Mark Dice: More lies about Trump's indictment debunked!

If Donald Trump participated in an insurrection, then why wasn't he charged for insurrection?

Monday, July 31, 2023

At least 42 wounded and 5 dead over weekend in Chicago, nine shot in mass shooting

Chicago's new mayor, Brandon Johnson, needs to hurry up and get his "holistic" approach to crime fighting in place. Because over the past weekend, at least 42 people were shot and five people were killed in the city over the past weekend.

The worst of the violence happened shortly after midnight on Sunday when nine people were wounded in a mass shooting in North Lawndale on the West Side. One of the nine died of here wounds, 21-year-old Kanesha Gaines.

Her family, sadly, is no stranger to violence. Her brother was murdered in 2019.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Sinéad O'Connor & Van Morrison sing "Have I Told You Lately?"

Of course, you know that Sinéad O'Connor passed away this week at the age of 56. 

She had a lot of demons, which led her to attempt suicide in Morton Grove, Illinois a few years ago, the town where I live. 

Here she is in 1995 on David Letterman's Late Night with Van Morrison, singing his love song, "Have I Told You Lately." 

 O'Connor is quite good here, Van, and it pains me to say this, was off his game. He appears to be cueing someone--badly. The backup band is Irish folk giants the Chieftains.

Regular Marathon Pundit readers know that "Have I Told You Lately" is on my wedding video.

Related post of mine at Da Tech Guy

‘The Five’: Biden finally acknowledges 7th grandchild

An old fashioned "Friday news dump" occurred yesterday. 

Joe Biden, in a statement, admitted that he has seven, not six, grandchildren. 

The seventh, which Senile Joe hasn't met yet, is the love child his reprobate son, Hunter, fathered with a stripper. 

Friday news dumps don't work anymore. People no longer only get their news from broadcast networks or print newspapers. That's more proof the Democrats are out of touch with the public.

Friday, July 28, 2023

CNN has ‘meltdown’ as Hunter Biden’s plea deal unravels

From Australia comes sound solid analysis of the Hunter Biden sweetheart plea deal. The one that thankfully fell apart.


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Mike Huckabee on Biden family corruption: There's just too much evidence

Like dandelions in May, you can pluck the first few you see on your lawn, but soon they overwhelm. There is too much evidence of Biden family corruption for even the mainstream media to ignore. 

Mike Huckabee has more.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

'TOTALLY INEPT': Newt Gingrich reveals the 'huge challenge' to convicting Biden

One of those challenges in convicting and removing Joe Biden from office is the prospect of a Kamala Harris presidency.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Six dead and at least 27 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago, one mass shooting

Chicago has a new mayor but an old problem, people continue to shoot each other. Over this past weekend six people were shot to death and at least 27 others were wounded. 

And there was one mass shooting--early Saturday five men were wounded, but none fatally, in North Lawndale on the West Side. 

Things will soon get worse in Chicago and the rest of Illinois. The absurdly named SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail statewide wide, will take effect in two months.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Jason Aldean - Try That In A Small Town (Official Music Video)

You've already heard about the leftist fit over this fabulous Jason Aldean song and video, "Try That in a Small Town." Here's something else to ponder. "'Round here, we take care of our own," is a particularly strong lyric.

The liberals swooned over fellow leftist, Bruce Springsteen, who recorded "We Take Care of our Own" 11 years ago for his Wrecking Ball album. In fact, the Obama/Biden campaign used it for a theme song that year.

In small towns, folks really do take care of their own.


To download this song, type "Try That in a Small Town" and "Jason Aldean" in the search box after clicking on the below Amazon banner ad.

‘We’ve got a problem here’: Electric vehicles require ‘a lot' of minerals to produce

Electric vehicles are not a panacea for the environment.

Friday, July 21, 2023

‘IT’S NOT GOING AWAY’: Biden family allegedly ‘coerced’ Burisma CEO

The Biden influence peddling scandal may prove to be bigger than Watergate. 

There were no national security implications with the Nixon scandals.


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Mark Dice: COUNTRY MUSIC SONG BANNED! Media freakout over lyrics about Democrat-run cities

CMT, that is Country Music Television, banned Jason Aldean's "Try That in a Small Town," a song that is anti-crime and pro-law enforcement. It offers a dare to urban thugs, as you can tell by the title. 

Of course, the liberal media has deemed the song "racist."

Mark Dice has more. 

I'd boycott CMT, but I don't believe I've ever tuned into it.

If you'd like do download "Try That in a Small Town," click on the Amazon link below, then type in the song's title. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Dan Bongino: 'A friend told me' this about White House cocaine story

As a former Secret Service agent who worked on presidential details, Dan Bongino has a unique perspective on what may have happened in regard to the cocaine discovery at the White House.


From Da Tech Guy: Review of the revival of The Who’s Tommy at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre

It was musical time for me a few days ago. What did I think? From my post at Da Tech Guy: Review of the revival of The Who’s Tommy at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Mark Dice: Disney ruins ANOTHER classic film with woke affirmative action race-swap...

Disney's Snow White remake isn't called Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs because the multi-racial group of seven includes only one dwarf. Snow White, as described in the Grimm Brothers story has "skin as white as snow." The actress portraying Snow White in the woke Disney remake is Hispanic. 

Hey Disney, why not--here's a bold idea--produce an original story for once. Or find another Grimm Brothers tale to base a film on. There are over 150 of them to choose from.

Disney's woke remake of The Little Mermaid was similarly multi-racial and it starred Halle Bailey as Ariel. At best it will break even at the box office.

No one is asking for a Caucasian re-do of The Lion King. Now that was a great movie. 

Monday, July 17, 2023

3 killed, at least 34 wounded, one mass shooting in Chicago over weekend

Chicago is down to three finalists to be Chicago's next police chief. And as newly-sworn-in Mayor Brandon Johnson is promising a "holistic" approach to the city's plague of violence, I expect the situation to remain the same--or get even worse.

Over the past weekend, three people were shot to death early Sunday morning in Chicago--and at least 34 others wounded. One of the fatalities, a 40-year-old woman, was killed in a mass shooting in West Garfield Park on the West Side.

Of the other deadly shootings, around the same time as the mass shooting, a man was killed in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. And on Saturday evening, a man was fatally wounded in Gage Park on the Southwest Side.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Roxy Music - Virginia Plain - Top Of The Pops - 24th August 1972

During discussions about the greatest 1970s rock acts, one band, at least in the United States, never seems to be part of that talk: Roxy Music. 

Early on, as you'll see in the video of their 1972 performance of "Virginia Plain," they seemed to be a glam-rock act. Note lead singer Bryan Ferry's clothing and eye shadow. But Roxy had progressive rock tendencies. By the end of their dazzling recording run in the early 1980s, Roxy Music transformed their sound into baroque pop. 

Ferry later dropped his glitter duds for a tuxedo, and he cut his hair to a short look, well, short for the early '70s. 

Roxy was a major influence to many new wave rock bands, including Talking Heads, Duran Duran, and Depeche Mode. Roxy Music's first keyboardist, Brian Eno, produced Talking Heads' artistic breakthrough, Remain in Light.


'The Five': Biden nibbles on frightened young girl

Crazy Great Grandpa is on the loose again, this time in Finland.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Kamala Harris: Transportation makes sure “People have the ability to get where they need to go!”

Sometimes I think word salads like this one come from parody sites. But here's the video. 

"This issue of transportation is fundamentally about just making sure that people have the ability to get where they need to go," Kamala Harris said at a transportation roundtable. "It's that basic."

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

King Charles had trouble keeping Biden ‘on track’ during visit

Britain's monarch had to give Joe Biden guidance on where to walk. 

And there are plenty other of Biden blunders to review.

Monday, July 10, 2023

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'EMBARRASSING, HUMILIATING': Biden shares US secrets on live TV

Not all of Joe Biden's gaffes are harmless.

Saturday, July 08, 2023

The Kinks - Supersonic Rocket Ship (Official HD Video)

Who's down for another Kinks song? 

Have I posted too many lately? 


But the Kinks are of course celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Here's a new video that was released just two days ago, "Supersonic Rocket Ship." 

Despite of the science fiction nature of the tune, Ray Davies manages to get a social message in.
On my supersonic rocket ship, nobody has to be hip
Nobody needs to be out of sight (Oh, out of sight, man, far out)
Nobody's gonna travel second class
There'll be equality
And no suppression of minorities.

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Biden laughs off reporters as scandals heat up

Selling out America is not funny.

Friday, July 07, 2023

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Another Kamala Harris word salad: ‘What is she talking about?’

Here we go again, it's another Kamala Harris word salad, and this one, about "culture," is among her worst attacks sensible conversation.

Sky News' Rita Panahi and author Douglas Murray discuss. "When she says, 'It comes in the morning’ and then laughs manically, what is she talking about? Why is it funny? It's completely bemusing," Murrays tells Panahi.

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Joe Biden refuses to answer questions, including on cocaine found in the White House

Joe Biden, while meeting with the prime minister of Sweden, refused to answer questions from the media.



Wednesday, July 05, 2023

JEAN-PIERRE: “I don’t have anything to share” on why Biden refuses to acknowledge seventh grandchild

Joe Biden's crackhead son, Hunter, fathered a child, Navy, who the president and first lady--both of them self-described family people--refuse to acknowledge. 

What a bunch of creeps. Not the grandchild, of course.


New York Times advocates for skipping, ‘rethinking’ July 4th celebrations

As for myself, yes, I attended a July 4th fireworks show.

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

It's fitting they found cocaine at Biden White House: Greg Strause and Craig Shirley

The suspect list of who brought cocaine inside the White House should be quite small.

WNBA star shredded over tweet calling America 'trash'

Johnny "Joey" Jones takes out the trash, WNBA player Natasha Cloud. Nasty Natasha called America "trash" in a Tweet. 

Monday, July 03, 2023

‘The Five’ reacts to AOC’s ‘unhinged’ Supreme Court meltdown

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez--and other leftists--are experiencing emotional meltdowns after last week's student loan and affirmative action SCOTUS rulings.

Saturday, July 01, 2023

The Kinks - Sitting In The Midday Sun (Official Video)

Regular visitors to Marathon Pundit know that the Kinks are celebrating the 60th anniversary of their founding. 

Here's a perfect song for summer--and one that you may not have heard before, "Sitting in the Midday Sun." 

From one of their concept albums, Preservation Act 1, the Tramp character may not have money, but he still can enjoy a beautiful day. 

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Tucker Carlson tackles Rachel Levine

Rick Levine, now known as Rachel Levine, is a man. Tucker has more.

Friday, June 30, 2023

Affirmative action ruling ‘a win for students,’ Asian-American student says

The US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, knocked in out of the park past the parking lot in a decision today that bans affirmative action. One student explains what the decision means to him.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

'Enraged' Joe Biden loses it on reporter | Rob Schmitt Tonight

Old people who are losing their wits often angrily snap when confronted with situations they don't like. 

Joe Biden did that on Wednesday.

IRS whistleblower: US Attorney Weiss said “he's not the deciding person” on filing Hunter charges

IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley spoke with Fox News' Bret Baier about America's two-tiered justice system.

Clearly, if you are president and head of an influence peddling ring, your point man, especially your son, gets special treatment. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Joe Biden's brain is going: He says he 'sold a lot of state secrets'

Last Friday, Joe Biden, during a meeting with the prime minister of India on Friday, unsteadily said that he has "sold a lot of state secrets" and "a lot of very important things."

Then he said he was joking. 

Was he?


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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Saturday, June 17, 2023

Kendell Marvell cover of Beatles' "I've Got a Feeling"

While no Beatles song is obscure, "I've Got a Feeling," a true songwriting collaboration from Paul McCartney and John Lennon, comes close, as it's a middling effort from their worst album, Let It Be.

While the Beatles version is bluesy, Kendell Marvel, a southern Illionois native, takes "I've Got a Feeling" into the country sphere--and he knocks it out of the park here in a killer live performance.

Biden wraps up speech in Connecticut: "Alright, God save the Queen, man," then gets lost on stage

Yes, Biden, before getting even more confused on stage, ended a speech with "Alright, God save the Queen, man."

25th Amendment time is long past.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch found in Illinois

Antioch, Illinois, best known as the onetime home of Kyle Rittenhouse, now has another claim of reknown. Monty Python's Holy Hand Grendade of Antioch. Not really, but yesterday a woman dicovered an anti-tank rocket in her backyard.

Some residents in unincorporated north suburban Antioch were evacuated after a World War II-era anti-tank rocket was discovered Thursday morning, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. 

Deputies responded late Thursday morning to the 25000-block of West Third Street for a report of a suspicious item, the sheriff's office said.

A homeowner doing yardwork found something with sharp edges sticking out of the ground Wednesday afternoon, police said. "

Watching my boys play, and I'm just looking at the ground, making sure that there's nothing to, nobody's going to step on anything," Lauren Intzekiotis said.

And for those Monty Python fans, here's the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.