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