Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Megyn Kelly and Andy McCarthy: Why biased NYC trial judge is setting Donald Trump up for a conviction

Once again, Megyn Kelly hosts former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy, who discusses the Soviet-style show trial in New York of Donald Trump.

Monday, April 29, 2024

‘Dead man walking’: Joe Biden blasted as ‘pathetic’ amid poll decline

Not only is Joe Biden a "dead man walking," but the lights are out upstairs for him.

 And they were dim lights at Biden's peak.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

The Moody Blues - I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)

English keyboardist Mike Pinder, the last surviving original member of the Moody Blues, died this week in California.

Here's the band with their classic lineup pounding out one of their best-known songs,  I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band).


Friday, April 26, 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024

From Da Tech Guy: History awaits as Chicago White Sox might finish with worst MLB season ever

It will be a memorable year on the South Side. 

From my post at Da Tech Guy: History awaits as Chicago White Sox might finish with worst MLB season ever.

Five for Fighting: "OK" Official music video

John Ondrasik, who is the band Five for Fighting, is not only a great American patriot but he's a strong supporter of Israel. 

Here is Five for Fighting and the "OK" video. Terrorism is brutal, so this is a painful video, but one all freedom lovers need to see.

Chicago cop shot dead in uniform after shift, his car stolen

Illinois is the land of the SAFE-T Act, which abolished cash bail, the legislation is a signature achievement of Gov. JB Pritzker, who hopes to run for president one day.

Cook County has, until December, a George Soros-funded catch and release prosecutor in Kim Foxx.

Chicago's City Council has several progressive anti-cop members. Its newly elected mayor, Brandon Johnson, said in 2020 that defund the police was "a political goal."

Overnight, a 31-year-old Chicago Police officer, Luis M. Huesca, a six-year veteran of the force, was shot to death at his home in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. 

ShotSpotter, the gunfire detection system that Johnson and his leftist allies want to get rid of, alerted authorities of the homicide.

As Barack Obama famously said, "Elections have consequences." Chicagoans made a poor choice with Johnson. And those voters in wards with socialist alderpersons made a bad choice too.

The same goes for Pritzker and Foxx.

Six hours or so after Huesca's murder, Johnson, or more likely a staffer, issued a statement on X. In true leftist fashion, the statement blames the murder on "gun violence." Guns don't fire themselves; a thug pulled the trigger. In lefty-world, on one is ever at fault.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Chicago is not MAGA Country: Brandon Johnson blames recall push on the "extreme right wing"

Mayor Brandon Johnson of Chicago, the leftist ideologue who is rumored to be plagued by regular panic attacks, suffered a melt down yesterday when news broke that a nascent recall effort--against him--is underway. 

I say nascent because the first step, to make it possible to recall a Chicago mayor, must first be approved by a referendum. After that recall, which, if the referendum collects over 56,000 signatures, another referendum, the real recall, will be held.

Johnson, who is notoriously thin-skinned, is blaming the push of the "extreme right wing" and "a dude in the suburbs." 

That "dude" is a North Side man, Daniel Boland, who says he "votes straight down the middle."

Johnson's approval ratings hover around 20-percent. He campaigned on transparency--but he isn't. And while the murder rate is slightly down from the year before, other violent crimes are up. And Johnson seems to care more about the illegal alien migrants than the needs of Chicago residents.

Chicago, despite Jussie Smollet's claims, is not MAGA Country. In 2020, Joe Biden won over 80 percent of the vote. 

Johnson is delusional.

Monday, April 15, 2024

7 dead and at least 36 others wounded over weekend in Chicago, including ninth mass shooting of the year

It was yet another violent weekend in Chicago, seeing seven people killed and at least 36 others wounded. 

There was a mass shooting, likely gang-related, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the Southwest Side. One girl, a nine-year-old, was killed. Ten others were wounded. It was the ninth mass shooting in Chicago this year, if the city was a state, it would trail only California in the number of mass shootings. 

Illinois is the land of the no-cash bail SAFE-T Act and Cook County, until December, has a George Soros-funded catch-and release so-called prosecutor. 

Weekends like this past one are the end result of that.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

From Da Tech Guy: Media malpractice on the Dexter Reed police shooting

The media is trying to turn Dexter Reed, was killed in a police shooting in Chicago last month, into the next George Floyd.

My analysis is at Da Tech Guy: Media malpractice on the Dexter Reed police shooting.

8-year-old girl dead and 10 others wounded in Chicago mass shooting

There was another mass shooting in Chicago. 

Last night, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the Southwest Side, an 8-year-old girl was killed, and ten other people were wounded. Of the wounded, three were children, including two boys--a one-year-old and an eight-year-old--and a nine-year-old, whose gender has not as of yet been reported.

Police arrived on to the scene after a ShotSpotter alert. ShotSpotter is a controversial gunfire detection system hated by the left. 

Chicago's new progressive mayor, Brandon Johson, campaigned on cancelling the ShotSpotter contract. He extended the contract into September, which means it will be in place for the Democratic National Convention in August.

What a city...

Beyond Chicago's city limits, Cook County is plagued by a woke George Soros-funded so-called prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. Fortunately, for law-abding citizens, she chose not to run for a third term. The Democratic nominee for that post, Eileen O'Neill Burke, is expected to be an improvement over Foxx, but she doesn't take office until December.

As for Illinois, last autumn, the pro-criminal SAFE-T Act, which eliminates cash bail, went into effect. Violent crime rates typically go down as the temperatures fall--now they are headed up.

Chicagoans should prepare for a rough summer.

Correction April 15: Initial media reports said the victim, whose identity, Ariana Molina, is now known, was eight years old. She was nine. There mass shooting is being called "targeted" and it's believed to be gang related.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (Official Audio)

Big news about one of my favorite bands, the Kinks. Next year, the juke box musical, Sunny Afternoon, will make its North American debut at The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier.

Of course, the Kinks' 1966 hit, "Sunny Afternoon," will be part of the show.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

NPR has eliminated ‘diversity of thought’: Vivek Ramaswamy

In an op-ed, NPR editor Uri Berliner excoriates his employer for blatant leftist bias. Vivek Ramaswamy analyzes.

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Man accused of DUI and reckless homicide in accident that killed cop is free under no-bail Illinois SAFE-T Act

Illinois' Democrat governor, JB Pritzker, regularly brags about how he signed into law the first legislation that bans cash bail. 

In the 2022 gubernatorial campaign, Pritzker repeatedly told an apocryphal story that the SAFE-T Act will prevent a mother from being held in jail for stealing diapers because she can't afford bill.

Then there is Nathan Sweeney of DeKalb, who has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide.

From NBC Chicago:

Nathan P. Sweeney, 44, was apprehended following the death of Deputy Christina Musil on March 28. Sheriff's officials said Musil was sitting inside her vehicle, parked on the right shoulder of southbound Illinois Route 23, when a single-unit Kenworth truck ran off the roadway for unknown reasons and struck her vehicle from behind. 

Musil was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries and later pronounced dead. During the investigation following the collision, officers determined that Sweeney had been under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash, authorities said. 

 At a court hearing packed with Musil's family and friends on Monday, 23rd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Marcy Buick cited Illinois' SAFE-T Act and what it requires to be considered when deciding whether to detain someone prior to a trial, the newspaper reported.


The Daily Chronicle reported that Buick listed a multitude of conditions that Sweeney must abide by while on release, including not operating a motor vehicle throughout the proceedings and submitting to at least three random drug tests per week.

As for Pritzker, he ordered flags in Illinois to be flown at half-staff.

A far better action would be for the General Assembly to vote to repeal the SAFE-T Act--with Pritzker signing the legislation into law.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Two killed and at least 13 others wounded over weekend in Chicago

 It's said that eclipses bring out the worst in folks.

But in Chicago the shooters didn't wait for today's long-anticipated eclipse to cause mayhem.

Over the weekend two people were shot to death and at least others were wounded.

Of the fatalities, both were males, one on the South Side and the other on the West Side.

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Smash Mouth - Walkin' On The Sun (Official Music Video)

An total eclipse of the sun is coming to the USA. 

Here's an appropriate tune for this momentous day, Smash Mouth's "Walkin' on the Sun."

Thursday, April 04, 2024

Greg Kelly exposes the truth between Jill and Joe Biden's love

Joe Biden's origin stories are filled with lies. 

Possibly the worse one is about how Biden met the first lady decades ago. 

He leaves out that Jill Biden was married at the time they met.

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

White House erases Joe Biden's 'oyster bunnies' gaffe from records

At Monday's Easter egg roll, Joe Biden spoke of "oyster bunnies." 

And White House censors are sending the latest Biden misstatement into the memory hole.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

RFK Jr. reveals why he thinks Biden is a bigger threat than Trump

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is wrong on some things, but right some others. 

 And RFK Jr. is spot on about Joe Biden.

Monday, April 01, 2024

Four killed and at 28 least others wounded over Easter weekend in Chicago, two mass shootings

The first Easter after the passing of Illinois' pro-criminal SAFE-T Act was sadly a quite violent one. Four people were shot to death in Chicago and there were two mass shootings as well. At least 28 people were wounded.

As for the mass shootings, early on Easter Sunday, five women were shot, one fatally, in Austin on the West Side. Later on Easter, there was another Austin mass shooting, where four people were wounded. Mayor Brandon lives in Austin, by the way.

Of the other deadly shootings, a 29-year-old man was shot to death Friday night in Gresham, and there was another Gresham killing on Saturday afternoon.

I haven't found any details on the fourth shooting. 

There's a bit of good news, although the victim is in critical condition. A man was shot nine times on the West Side. Amazingly, he drove himself to the hospital. Let's hope he recovers, as with other wounded victims.