Thursday, May 30, 2024

Turley: Bad news for the Trump prosecution

And we may know soon if Jonathan Turley is right regarding the lawfare case against Donald J. Trump.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Ten killed, including 5-year old girl, and at least 29 others wounded in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

The first weekend of summer just ended, and it was a particularly bloody one in Chicago. Ten people were murdered--nine of them after being shot. One person was stabbed to death.

Among the murdered was a 5-year-old girl who was shot to death while sitting in a parked car at 3:30am Sunday on the West Side.

While of course this murder is a tragedy, I have to ask: Why wasn't this girl home in bed at that time?

At least 29 others were wounded in shootings across the city.

An 11th person was killed in a police shooting. Cops shot the now-deceased male as he was stabbing another man.

Monday, May 27, 2024

'Confused' Joe Biden ripped apart by critics in latest gaffe speech

Of course, Joe Biden's protecters in the media, from AP White House correspondent Zeke Miller on down, didn't report on Joe Biden's numerous gaffes in his West Point graduation speech.


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Don Dixon - Praying Mantis

While cicadas continue to emerge here in the Chicago area after a 17-year absence, insects are on my mind. 

So today I present to you Don Dixon's "Praying Mantis."

Dixon, better known as a producer, also puts out first-rate tunes.

Friday, May 24, 2024

‘Rambling incoherently’: Joe Biden roasted after meeting with Kenyan president

America is long past the time where Joe Biden, in accordance to the 25th Amendment, should be removed from office. 

Yes, that does mean Kamala Harris will finish the next eight months of Biden's term.

Almost every adult knows someone whose mind has vacated them because of age. Just like Biden's has.
In this clip, first Biden rambles incoherently, then he sits--standing is too much for him--and stares into nothingness, as if he was a toad in a field.


Thursday, May 23, 2024

'REALLY CHANGING': Pollster says this blue state is seeing a huge shift

Can New York turn red--for the first time since 1984, Donald Trump, the man from Queens, just might do it.

Monday, May 20, 2024

One dead, at least 44 others wounded over weekend in Chicago, one mass shooting

 At least 45 people were shot over45 people were shot over the past weekend in Chicago, one fatally. 

That's an astounding number of shootings, but sadly, it is not surprising. Violence becomes more common as the temperatures rise, but there's a difference in 2024. Brandon Johnson--Chicago's anti-cop mayor--has been in office for a year now. Worse, this might have been the warmest weekend since the pro-criminal no-cash bail SAFE-T Act went into effect.

Johnson lives in Austin on the West Side, where there was a triple shooting. One of those victims is dead.

Also on the West Side, in North Lawndale, there a mass shootinga mass shooting where six people were wounded.

Last weekend only 29 people were shot, but there were more fatalities with four dead.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Dire Straits - The Bug (Official Music Video)

The 17-year cicadas have arrived in the Chicago area. It's a bug-opolypse.

In their honor, here is "The Bug" from Dire Straits.


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Chicago cops shut down DePaul's pro-Hamas encampment

There goes down another one.

And this anti-violence protest was violent, according to DePaul University's president.

From NBC Chicago:

A Pro-Palestinian encampment at DePaul University in Chicago's' Lincoln Park neighborhood was dismantled by Chicago Police early Thursday morning as school officials released a statement saying the nearly 20-day encampment had led to "the disruption of university operations, interference with student learning, and safety threats to individuals and the public." 

"Since the encampment began on April 30, the situation has steadily escalated with physical altercations, credible threats of violence from people not associated with our community, an inability for the other members of our community to take part in the core academic experiences on our campus, and an ever-growing series of threats to the people involved in the encampment and our community members," a statement from DePaul President Rob Manual said in part. "From the beginning of the encampment, I have said that we would protect free speech and the ability to dissent until it either prevented us from carrying out the operations of our university or threatened the safety of the members of our community. I am deeply saddened to say the encampment has crossed that line." 

Manuel's statement also linked to a page that contains examples of "numerous examples of complaints of discrimination, harassment, and violence" the university received since the encampment was erected in April.

"These examples are representative of the more than 1,000 registered complaints the university received since the encampment began," the statement continued, adding that some of the examples contained material that "may be explicit or violent material that may be harmful or traumatizing."

Monday, May 13, 2024

Three dead and at least 18 wounded over weekend in Chicago; 15-year-old stabbed downtown

As Chicago prepares, sort-of, for the Democratic National Convention in August, the shootings of course continue in the city. 

Over this past weekend, three people were shot to death and at least 18 others were wounded. 

Regarding the homicides, a man driving was shot dead in Woodlawn on the South Side. 

On early Saturday, a man having an argument was fatally shot in Park Manor at a Maxwell Street Polish. Around that same time, a man was shot to death in Chicago Lawn.

There was at least one stabbing, Sunday was a clear and beautiful day, which makes the afternoon stabbing of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed, fortunately not fatally, in Chicago's Loop.

Until about five years ago, violence downtown was rare.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Squeeze - Up The Junction

Here's the great Squeeze with "Up the Junction." Lyricist Chris Difford wrote a novella which Glenn Tilbrook brought to life with a catchy melody and gorgeous vocals.


Friday, May 10, 2024

Jonathan Turley: This could end up as a reversible error

Calling Stormy Daniels may turn out to be a big mistake by the hack prosecution in New York.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

'TOTALLY IRRESPONSIBLE': Biden plan to extend Obamacare to migrants takes heat

Do you remember when US Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) yelled "You lie" during the State of the Union address when President Obama said ObamaCare wouldn't cover illegals. Well, it turns out Wilson was right.


Tuesday, May 07, 2024

How Columbia Created a Monster

The teaching--and indoctrination--of students not only at Columbia University, but at grammar and high schools, as well at other colleges, created this mess. 

 Caroline Downey of National Review has more.

Monday, May 06, 2024

Six dead and at least 25 wounded over weekend in Chicago, Cinco de Mayo parade cancelled after reports of gunfire

While Chicago Police officers are babysitting, before finally arresting, pro-Hamas protesters downtown, the carnage continues in the city.

Over the past weekend, six people were shot to death in Chicago--and at least 25 others were wounded. 

Sunday's Cinco de Mayo parade in Little Village on the Southwest Side was cancelled after reports of gunfire and gang violence.

Brandon Johnson's Chicago is coming apart at the seams.

Sunday, May 05, 2024

From Da Tech Guy: Merrick Garland is a coward

Joe Biden's attorney general has been silent as anti-Semitism has raged at college campuses across America. 

From my post at Da Tech Guy: Merrick Garland is a coward.

Saturday, May 04, 2024

The Kinks - He's Evil (2023 Remaster) [Official Audio]

The Kinks' concept albums of the 1970s are often maligned, unfairly for the most part, at least in my opinion. But I've always been a fan of the Preservation albums. 

Here's one of my favorites from those offerings, "He's Evil" from Preservation Act Part 2. It's a song about the villain of Preservation, Mr. Flash, a Bill Clinton-like cad.


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