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?