Monday, July 31, 2017

I'M GLAD THAT AFTER THE UNTHINKABLE LAST YEAR, Steve Bartman is going to get a world series ring from the Cubs. He's kept a low profile since essentially interfering with a playable foul ball in game 6 of the NLCS with the eventual World Series champs of 2003 Florida Marlins.

To be honest I was myself upset at Bartman having seen that infamous episode, but I got over it as hopefully other Cubs fans have. I'm glad he gets his ring and is living up the first Cubs world series after 108 years. And I want to share this twee I wrote from last November.
IT TURNS OUT JULY 31st IS BLACK WOMEN'S EQUAL PAY DAY. Apparently a Black woman has to work all of 2016 and up to July 31, 2017 to make the same amount of  income as a White man. I'd like to find out where they get these numbers from.
WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE! Anthony Scaramucci just got appointed communication director and now he's out after 10 days. WTF?
HUFFPOST: Detroit’s First Female Deputy Police Chief On 1967 Unrest And Why She Won’t See ‘Detroit’

When you think about it, if she lived through that tense period and experienced the racism of that time wouldn't blame her at all. She already knows the gist of the film Detroit first hand why would she want to see it dramatized.

Detroit is out now! [VIDEO]

Sunday, July 30, 2017

FRUGAL TRAVEL GURU: this is a bit of a long story, but hopefully I can sum up quickly. Tim who runs a YouTube channel formerly called The Greyhound Bus Guru had a bit of a bad experience on the Greyhound bus taking an impromptu trip to Las Vegas. He's forced to make some changes quickly hops on Amtrak train and then finishes his trip home on a Megabus.

So after doing a video that tells his viewers that he thinks he's done with Greyhound and then does reviews of Amtrak and Megabus and further explains what happens he tells us Greyhound corporate is about to offer him a refund. Let's hope Greyhound does the right thing for Tim and perhaps more videos for us as far as any possible future bus trips. [VIDEO]
Feel free to follow Tim on Twitter where he's still known as the Greyhound Bus Guru
On Friday, she responded to a tweet that Lawrence O’Donnell sent out where he asked if CNN really needed another Jeffrey Lord. Seemingly wondering if the cable news network should hire outgoing White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

O’Brien answered that the network doesn’t even need the one they have.

Lord saw the tweet exchange and threw himself into the mix. He dared O’Brien to say that she is a liberal with “hate” for Donald Trump.

Her answer was cutting, she said, “Actually, boo- it’s you I dislike.”
THE CONCERN OVER THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF [NORTH] KOREA and their missile test begins to get very serious.
The missile launched Friday by North Korea was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, the Pentagon said, marking the second time this month Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a theoretical capability of striking a portion of U.S. territory.

The missile was launched on a lofted, or heightened, trajectory that limited the distance it traveled, but data collected by U.S. radars, satellites and other sensors showed that it was theoretically capable of traveling at least 5,500 kilometers on a normal trajectory. That is the minimum distance to be classified by the U.S. as an ICBM.

Experts told CNN that this missile could have made it all the way to Chicago. The New York Times spoke to a different expert who described the range as "most of the United States."
Oh good lord, how did they get this tech?

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THIS IS ENTIRELY RANDOM ADMITTEDLY, but here are 25 minimalist designs that stand out. Hopefully for those of you into graphic design these tips give you some ideas.
NEWT GINGRICH ON ELEVATING JOHN KELLY to the post of White House chief of staff.

h/t Instapundit
THE AUTHOR & PUBLISHER OF THE NEWSALERT BLOG is blocked on Twitter by an MSNBC personality. Who knows what Mr. Steve Bartin has done to upset Joy Reid. Now Bartin can just pull a Mark Dice as he's another social media personality who has a tendency to get block by mainstream media personalities on Twitter.

BTW, Reid is also referred to by Bartin as a Democratic Party operative.

Friday, July 28, 2017


you lost the election last year. And your new book - even if you want to be very honest as you have very little to lose - is going to change the fact that YOU BLEW IT. Incidentally on FOX News today the authors of Shattered discussed the former 2016 Democratic nominee for President's upcoming new book. [VIDEO]
THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE A CHANGE at Chief of Staff. Reince Priebus is out and in his place Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. Let's watch Karl Rove talk about the shuffling in the Trump administration [VIDEO]
I MISSED THE SKINNY REPEAL OF OBAMACARE VOTE. Unfortunately I didn't follow this as closely, but I want to share with you two videos from the US Senate Vote.

To start C-Span coverage of this. With C-Span you will get coverage with no commentary you will see it raw and often live. As you see here Sen. John McCain who went through his own health issue voted against the skinny repeal! [VIDEO]
And now the fake news CNN version with commentary not live of course, but certainly after the fact. It only further explains what you already have figured out from the above clip and perhaps some extras that wasn't like seen in that brief 30 second clip. [VIDEO]
And having seen comments by McCain indicating he wouldn't vote for this bill, not sure why this was big news. He did as he indicated already!
MARK DICE: "F-ck You Trump!" - Late Show Host Unhinged

Dice covers a lot of issues and news in this video including the recent ban of Transgender people in the US armed forces. And to be fair it wasn't long before I ceased watching Colbert. Low key although David Letterman likely wouldn't be much different in his politics, Colbert is no Letterman. [VIDEO]
RIP CHARLIE GARD so sad to know your life has ended all too soon!

CHECK OUT TODAY'S GOOGLE DOODLE. It's based on the historic "silent parade". This is one civil rights march that I knew nothing about. As it turns out it set the tone for the future Civil Rights Movement. Interesting.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

SO SPELMAN COLLEGE OFFERING hefty scholarships to those self described LGBTQ advocates is part of an Instapundit higher education bubble update. Also remember Spelman had at one point studied possibly admitting transgendered students.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: Compare Detroit, Michigan & Hiroshima, Japan between 1945 and 2010. Hiroshima was the recipient of an atomic bomb attack in August 1945. Seriously what happened?
h/t Newsalert
YOU KNOW I THINK I'LL GIVE THIS MAN SOME CREDIT: Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Disarming Police

It may not go over well with the police, but it's not something heard in a large American city. Though something tells me forcing police to keep their firearms in their vehicle and leaving them with only pepperspray and a billy club...let's just say there will be some concern about that. It's not like we're currently living in Victorian times.

BTW, in light of the unfortunate shooting of an Australian national by a police officer in the Twin Cities I've been seeing this sign a lot lately

FOR A GOOD PERIOD OF TIME, Mark Dice took on CNN especially in light of them doxxing someone for created an anti-CNN gif which President Trump shared. This time Dice takes on MSNBC, and it's quite effective [VIDEO]

I WONDER IF ANYONE BOUGHT THIS HOME in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. It's a mid-modernist gem designed by Roger Margerum. Could be a landmark and another way of reviving that often beleagured community. The right owners could turn this into a good spot to live.

OLD NEWS FROM JANUARY, however there was a minimum wage hike in Arizona and there were some pros and of course some cons. Cons for consumers and certainly for the workers whom this hike was supposed to benefit. [VIDEO]
GATEWAY PUNDIT: Transgenders no longer accepted or allowed to serve in US Military.

Might have seen this on IG here are two posts with this in mind. One showing the President's tweets on the subject, the other showing an opposing viewpoint.

CNN HAS BEEN TAKING A BEATING LATELY, especially if you watch Mark Dice's YouTube channel or follow President Trump on Twitter. I'm glad Jake Tapper posted this statement from the parents of Charlie Gard, so sad!
Sadly this sad case of parents trying to save their dying son still can be used for political fodder. A thinking feeling person wouldn't make this about "right-wing political vampirism". And probably the equivalent on the left when you think about it. My only interest was allow parents the ability to do everything they could to save the life of their very ill child.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I SAW THIS ON TUCKER'S FOX News show last week. He had National Review executive editor Reihan Salam talking about how the health care system works and whether or not we should adopt a system that had been created for Canada and UK. A build your own system is what America needs if you want to adopt single-payer universal health care. That means our politicians should roll up their sleeves for that to happen. It's dry but an education for those of us interested in the health care fight currently going on. [VIDEO]

Case in point, here's an update from Evergreen State College
STEVE JOBS TAKES ON public education and the teacher's unions:
Steve Jobs said in a 1995 interview, “The unions are the worst thing that ever happened in education.”

Jobs spoke with Computerworld’s Daniel Morrow in a 1995 interview, which covered a wide range of topics, but frequently delved into Jobs’s views on the American education system. As he said, “I’d like the people teaching my kids to be good enough that they could get a job at the company I work for making $100,000 a year.”

But Jobs blamed teachers unions for getting in the way of good teachers getting better pay. “It’s not a meritocracy,” said Jobs. “It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what’s happened. And teachers can’t teach, and administrators run the place, and nobody can be fired. It’s terrible.”
The founder and visionary behind Apple Inc. is very much right and favored vouchers!

h/t Newsalert

NOW SEE WHAT DID I TELL YOU: "Teach women not to rape" and illustrated here is a 20-year-old woman charged with statuatory rape of a 14-year-old boy. Right now that boy is getting an "that a boy" or some high-5s, however, will this young man look at this as an accomplishment or will his view of relationships with the opposite sex be warped?

RELATED: The sexualization of Black boys
REBEL PUNDIT: Black activists slam real fake Trump Tower deception [VIDEO]
THE TRUMP EFFECT: Deprogramming the American mind

So this is what America has come to:
President Donald Trump challenge to Politically Correct ideology dominating American political discourse since the Islamic terrorist attack of 9/11/2001. THE TRUMP EFFECT: DEPROGRAMMING THE AMERICAN MIND concludes that the President has the potential to Make America Great Again, by changing the way Americans think about ourselves and the world. Produced, directed and edited by Agustin Blazquez, featuring author and filmmaker Laurence Jarvik.
This is about an hour long, so let's watch together...OK? [VIDEO]
h/t Instapundit

Monday, July 24, 2017

ANOTHER POST FROM MY BLOG It's My Mind about OJ Simpson's recent successful bid for parole. I gave a basic personal history about my observations of the OJ murder trial and some his actions since his acquittal in 1995. You can also watch a video of the parole hearing there also.
WROTE ABOUT THE NEW FILM Dunkirk last night. I recommend this film to everyone, especially those of you who are World War II buffs. Great story broken up into three parts, wonderfully shot, and even better if you know your history you know how this ends. Christopher Nolan does it again!

BTW, check out this article 'Dunkirk' and the Great Films That Won't Be Made which illustrates the state of Hollywood in the 21st century. Why aren't there more quality films like this one?

Here's a trailer you might have seen a gazillion times! [VIDEO]
JUST TO LIGHTEN THE mood this morning. A video of two dogs twerking. It may be lame, but I like dogs and this entertained me! :P
A post shared by Pickle and Onion (@pickle_and_onion) on

Sunday, July 23, 2017

AS INSTAPUNDIT LIKES TO SAY WITH stories such as this, teach women not to rape!

Chicago's Hottest Blog: The Sexualization of Black Boys
The sad reality is sex isn't taught to be valued among Black boys. I've asked just about all my male friends, frat brothers and even men on social media if they were ever told their bodies was special? They all said NO! No one ever told them as little boys or as adolescents that their body was special.

In fact as I shared my story on Facebook, I began to receive inbox messages from men thanking me for sharing my story. Men started sharing their stories with me. They shared how they were molested. They shared how being molested caused them to view sex as purely an act of lust and not love.

This is one of the reasons why so many men cheat. This is one of the reasons why a man will say to his wife of whom he's cheating on "Baby I love you, I just fu-k those other chicks! I don't love any of them!"

It's because he hasn't dealt with the sexual abuse and inappropriate exposure thereof as a child. In fact, many men see this as a weakness, when in all actual reality the real weakness is not mentally dealing with the past. 
EDIT: With my initial statement being made it could be taken out of context, but the further I read that post it really isn't. Young boys may very well believe that being with an older woman - who may be a babysitter or a bit more commonly their teacher - is living a dream. More likely it can become more of a nightmare than they realize especially as they get older.
SAW DUNKIRK ON SATURDAY. Excellent film with as much drama as possible in three segments of this story. Civilian boats used to evacuate British Army from France, the infantrymen who are trying to escape after being surrounded by Nazi forces, and of course air combat pilots having to fight off Nazi planes. There is more to write about it and hope to do so soon!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ARGUMENT: The same media that wanted OJ Simpson to be convicted of murder 20 years ago also didn't want Trump in the White House. 1995 was all just a preview to 2016 and it resulted in a Trump presidency! Although many still think OJ did it!

Friday, July 21, 2017

OLD NEWS AT THIS POINT, no more Sean Spicer as White House press secretary. Today's big news! [VIDEO]
And Spicer himself spoke on FOX News with Sean Hannity. Just a little flavor [VIDEO]
LOOKING AT THIS K-12 implosion update at Instapundit, I used to think it wasn't incumbent upon anyone to overthink the parents. Perhaps this is a case where school authorities should. What do you we do about parents - especially those private school parents - who want their child to get a grade they really didn't deserve?

BTW, consider this grade inflation doesn't help the low-income or disadvantaged student it helps the more affluent student. No talk about how the SAT disadvantages low-income matters with regards to grade inflation!
SOMETIMES I HAVE HEAD for the gory details of a case like this, but good lord...Why would you force your teenaged granddaughter to do this? She's likely to want to have sex with someone her own age never mind an elderly man. This is really a sick thing to do!

And I did get the gory details, the granddaughter is 13 and the details involve her being held down forcefully, it begins to look like an awful sexual assault......SICK!

h/t Newsalert
IN LIGHT OF ILLINOIS passing in income tax hike with a budget to end the two year stalemate, here are a list of states that charge no income taxes. Perhaps places you should go if you believe all your income should go to your bank accounts. BTW, wouldn't it be nice if the federal government could eventually eliminate income taxes?

Also, as if this is more encouragement for people to leave Illinois as it continues to be reported that this state is bleeding people.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

STATES WHERE WELFARE RECIPIENTS are paid more than minimum wage
MORE CONCERNED ABOUT RACISM than common sense solutions...
The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is entangled in a new controversy only a week after the public lashed out at officials for refusing to release video footage of crimes over fears the videos would incite racism.

Recent reports indicate that BART has seen double the amount of rapes in the first six months of 2017 than all of 2016.
It's a shame, almost as if officials at BART aren't concerned about the safety of the general public. There are people out there committing sexual assault and they choose to concern themselves with political correctness. Tone deaf I tell you!
h/t Instapundit
I HEARD SEN. JOHN MCCAIN was out of action for health issues and it turns out to be much worse than a blood clot near his eye. Brain tumor yikes!!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WE SEE THE CRAZY at Evergreen State College. A student letting the board of trustees for the university know that when she goes to campus events she's not allowed to speak because she's white. She sees that the university is so obsessed with race they're actually becoming more racist.

As this segment closes we learn that the situation at Evergreen are caused by those people who have never been challenged intellectually. They've only lived in their bubble and lose it when someone dare challenges their worldview. Also this idea that speech is violence, which unfortunately gives people the right to use violence to suppress speech they don't like. [VIDEO]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I SEE AT INSTAPUNDIT that Democrats are losing their minds over a potential Kid Rock for US Senate. I would think they should start with laughing because Donald Trump shouldn't have been President and guess who's the Leader of the Free World now!

So now I start to think a US Senator Bob Ritchie (Kid Rock's real name) isn't looking so bad now! If Donald Trump who isn't a "groomed politician" as it were can get elected and Democrats are forced to take a rapper seriously then who else could make it in today's crazed political climate.

All I want to know is, what would Kid Rock use for his campaign theme?

YESTERDAY RICH MILLER SHARED HIS syndicated column on what's going on in Illinois gov't. The subject the Illinois Governor's office undergoing a hostile corporate takeover!

Monday, July 17, 2017

SAW THAT THE CAPITOL FAX shared the news that Chicago's geographically largest neighborhood - Austin on the west side - has lost it's most populous neighborhood designation to Lakeview. Decided to dedicated a post to this over at The Sixth Ward. In the meanwhile the tweet for this article is below.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

HEARD ABOUT THIS STORY ON FOX NEWS, a Howard University law professor sanctioned  sentenced to sensitivity training - over a question which contained one "offensive" word: genitals. Mentioned last night on The Greg Gutfeld show which you can see that segment below. [VIDEO]

Meanwhile Legal Insurrection wrote more extensively about this earlier this month. If the law students in question were offended by the question, then they shouldn't be lawyers.
LET'S SETTLE THIS ISSUE regarding "fake news" by watching this Prager U video. It sure settles some things as far as bias by the so-called "mainstream media". That's a term I haven't heard in a number of years. [VIDEO]

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I'VE NEVER FULLY understood the random mentions of the Koch Brothers. I've seen references to them in right wing media at least. And likely on occasion mentioned by the left in this country as if they're a villian. Who knows if anyone would see them as a villian with this video regarding their contribution to the United Negro College Fund. [VIDEO]

h/t Newsalert
DEMOCRATS ARE UNREGISTERING in Colorado because, they think, of President Trump's electoral commission.

So Democrats are doing themselves in as Glenn Reynolds states: "It’s mostly the over-the-top Dem alarmism that encourages this."

Friday, July 14, 2017

MORE UPDATES REGARDING Washington's Evergreen State College. That place allowed itself to get out of control with faculty and administration allowing SJW students to essentially take over the college as if only they count. It's also possible that the faculy and administration of Evergreen aren't that much different than their students.

One takeaway from this, well the Professor who brought this story to the attention of FOX News earlier this summer - who is being attacked by even his colleagues for going to FOX News with this story - openly said himself that the left eats its own. And by no means that this Professor is a conservation, he's a progressive.
I KNOW I WROTE ABOUT THIS EARLIER, a Seattle county commissioner thinks power washing sidewalks is too reminiscent of firefighters hosing down civil rights protesters. A new take on this seen via Instapundit refers to this as a microaggression. Man is this PC/identity/outrage culture being exposed more and more these days.

When anyone makes a statement like this after complaining about a lack cleanliness or sanitary conditions the obvious question should become why are you opposed to cleaning up a neighborhood? Why do you seek to criticize the needed cleaning of sidewalks just to appease your need to see everything in terms of race?
OH CERNOVICH HAD TO GO THERE. Using footage of Malcolm X to discuss white liberals and their allies in the Black community. I want to write my about my thoughts or ideas based upon this video.

Without a doubt Cernovich doesn't hold back on what he says, and anything when it comes to race is bound to be controversial! [VIDEO]
WHO HERE HAS used the lavatory on a Greyhound bus? I have and it's not the most pleasant experience, but hey it's a bathroom. Doesn't matter if you're in a fine upscale establishment or a relatively inexpensive mode of transportation.

BTW, for those of you who have never used a lavatory on a bus here's quick look [VIDEO]

Thursday, July 13, 2017

SPEAKING OF CHICAGO TRANSIT: Over at The Sixth Ward a petition drive to restore the East 63rd Green Line which was demolished 20 years ago due to fears of crime and blight. It seems a need that wasn't seen in the 1990s is now justified in the late 2010s. #63rdL

Here's a little video about this tragic move which I believe has proven to be a bad decision. [VIDEO]
FORBES: 10 high-salary job with minimal competition
HOLD ON!!! How is hosing down sidewalks to clean them of any human excrement and urine reminiscient of hosing down Civil Rights protestors? This is apparently what a member of the Seattle City King County Council thinks about a plan to clean-up around a courthouse.
I MENTIONED ON TUESDAY that the Chicago Transit Authority put some historic buses on display in Daley Plaza. Artistmac on YouTube takes a tour of these old buses, and many of these were what CTA had in service during his childhood. He's no spring chicken you know! :P
SO HILLARY CLINTON has a t-shirt to commemorate her historic run for President of the United States...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LADDERS: 5 scientific secrets to handling a narcissist

Could've used this a number of years ago. With this in mind now I know although in some instances I learned about these five secrets the hardway and without realizing it.
I MISSED OUT ON THIS TODAY. If I had know it would've been worth a good number of pictures and some nostalgia over some of the old buses I used to ride years ago. Hopefully CTA will bring these out one more time as they celebrate 70 years of existence.
STAR TREK PARODY: Capt. Kirk meets CNN liberal bias. You'll get a kick out of the red shirt reference near the end. This vid ultimately becomes just another CNN meme akin to what the President already shared on twitter. [VIDEO]

Monday, July 10, 2017

IN THE PC WORLD, you have no rights if you offend minority people: "Christian slapped with $12,000 'Shariah fine' for not removing shoes"
John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.

His crime? Religious discrimination, according to the tribunal.

The tenants were planning to move out of his rental home, and he says he gave the couple the required 24-hours notice that he would be showing the apartment to another tenant.

They told him not to come while they were praying, and to text first. He agreed. But when they stopped answering his text messages, he showed the apartment.

The Muslim tenants waited eight months before filing their grievance with the human rights tribunal, where they receive free representation, the Toronto Sun reported. The couple even searched his Facebook page and found a joke they considered offensive and used to bolster their case. The tribunal agreed he harassed them and failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs – and awarded them $6,000 each – plus interest
Now why in the world would the people of Ontario give such an extra-judicial group such power. I wonder if there's a way to fight such a ruling.

h/t Newsalert

INSTAPUNDIT: "When health care is controlled by politicians, all health care decisions will be controlled by politics. Sometimes that works for you, usually it works against you."

Regarding that child in the UK with a genetic disorder with UK and EU officials agreeing with health officials who believe life support should be removed with no hope of recovery. Even denying the parents any possible attempt to seek care elsewhere particularly in the US. These parents credit the attention President Trump and the Pope is giving to the situation involving their child.

BTW, to underscore the point from Instapundit. [VIDEO]

Sunday, July 9, 2017

EVEN THOUGH THE BANDWAGON has long since left, I'm posting this video of the President retrieving a Marine's service hat that fell off under Marine 1. The President is doing you a solid giving you back your hat even if it plan flew off again. How many others would've just let it fly around?
THE ROOT: KKK’s Pathetic March in Charlottesville, Va., Met With Throngs of Protesters

The Klan is on such a decline, I don't know why people even protest anymore. I get that people have to stand up to such groups as they no longer reflect the nation we want anymore. At the same time the old-time racism the KKK represents is dying. When we protest them and stoop to their level, they get more powerful.

BTW, this was just gratuitous.
Alright someone had to throw in a Trump reference here. Bad form IMHO.
VIA NEWSALERT: Who Incites More Violence? Trump or the Left? [VIDEO]
And speaking of which go visit Instapundit as they discuss how right-wing talk radio inspired a left-wing shooter to kill Republicans who were practicing for a charity baseball game. That's some real twisted logic, isn't it?
SO THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS of South Africa wants to go the Zimbabwe route. Take assets from their European descendant citizens and redistribute them to the Africans. For a nation that oppressed a significant segment of it's own population, no one can tell me that this won't be disastrous.

SORRY! Since reactivating this blog yesterday I missed making a post at all. That is entirely inexcusable and unbefitting a blog that ceased publishing earlier in this decade. Will share a few posts here today hopefully to make up for what I missed yesterday.

Friday, July 7, 2017

RAHM EMANUEL PROPOSAL to insist they have post secondary plans could minority students the most.

A well meaning plan that could only serve to backfire like so many passed from the Chicago City Council under Mayor Emanuel. High schoolers should plan for their futures, but get them in the habit don't keep an important accomplishment away from them for this. [VIDEO]
SINCE WHEN DOES FORBES care about pro wrestling. There is a piece about the release of WWE cruiserweight Austin Aries. And I had been wondering what happened to him as he seemed to have a pretty good push this past spring.
JEZEBEL: I’m Tired of Watching Brown Men Fall in Love With White Women Onscreen

Granted we're talking about fictional characters here, but love is love right? If this was real life should we still ask the questions being asked in the article above?

I'll just say leave them alone let them live in happiness and not turn their love into a race thing. They'll deal with it somehow.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

CTA'S "L" 125 ANNIVERSARY! The video you see is from exactly last month June 6, 2017. I'm truly sorry I missed out. It would've been cool to ride on some old CTA equipment. [VIDEO]

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SPEAKING OF NORTH KOREA, the President whose tweets are news in and of themselves typed this one out Wednesday morning.
h/t Newsalert
THE HOPE I HAD FOR THE UN at least during a time when I really didn't know has faded over the course of a decade. Is the United Nations truly impotent in keeping the peace around the world and preventing some third world nation from saber rattling? [VIDEO]
THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. An NYPD officer killed - also referred to as an assassination - the assailant himself was killed by police. The killing was said to be unprovoked unless this man simply didn't like police officers and acted on it. [VIDEO]
THIS ORDINANCE IS beginning to backfire. Well intended as it was the city of Chicago won't get the amount of cash they were expecting.
#CNNBLACKMAIL: According to Mark Dice, CNN discovers identity of person who created this Donald Trump meme where he's at Wrestlemania bodyslamming a person with a CNN logo on their face. Even though this person has apologized to CNN and reddit they still reserved the right to publish any info on his identity and other personal information. We see who the real *ssholes are now. [VIDEO]
REASON: Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage is Hurting the Workers It's Intending to Help [VIDEO]

I've worked minimum wage jobs when the Obamacare mandate went into effect our hours were reduced and it seems that's what happened in Seattle. [VIDEO]

That reminds me Chicago's minimum wage is supposed to eventually go up ti $13/hr. One of those well intentioned ordinances the Aldermen here in Chicago have enacted or proposed. It falls into this pattern where cities around the nation have proposed $15/hr minimum wage.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

REGRAMMED THIS OVER AT The Sixth Ward ig. A message to the American slave by one Frederick Douglass the late great former slave turned abolitionist activist.

Monday, July 3, 2017

I GOT TO ADMIT, if only I had an inch of whatever it took to do what this guy does. At least he's not trying to do superhero stuff and hurt himself. Disclosure however, this story from the BBC is almost three years old. [VIDEO]
SAVE #CHARLIEGARD! President Donald Trump takes a stand against the UK "death panels" that won't allow Charlie's parents to attempt experimental treatment on their dying son.
FOX BUSINESS: What do know about the Illinois Budget Crisis [VIDEO]

Sunday, July 2, 2017

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! California Democrats to far-left single payer advocates: Stop bullying and threatening us!
In California, the far left is going after moderate Democrats with a vengeance. Using tactics usually reserved for Republicans, the nurses’ union, which is the most vocal proponent of California’s single payer bill, is calling for protests against Democratic members of the Assembly. The situation has become so ugly, with reports of death threats, that the entire Democratic Assembly caucus signed a letter asking single payer proponents to stop acting like violent bullies.
So the left is truly eating their own if they're not getting their way!

h/t Newsalert
A PROJECT ABANDONED due to the great recession starting in 2007. It was somewhere in Missouri and was supposed to include a water park, a subdivision of mcmansions, a hotel resort, and a golf course. Started in 2006, sputtered in 2007, and abandoned in 2009. Now there are ghost houses there very haunted in my opinion. [VIDEO]
IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN TO the Illinois State Fair, artistmac gives you a look at last year's fair. Now I want to go and hopefully get a chance to wave at Abraham Lincoln. That would certainly be a treat.

Normally the Illinois State Fair takes place in August every year.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

A WELL INTENDED LAW by Cook County Dems blocked in Cook County Clerk. I recognize that this sugar beverage tax is more or less designed to create further revenues to balance the Cook County budget. Upon hearing about this, however, I really wanted to view this as a form of social engineering. Using taxes to change consumer behavior. For now at least we'll have to see if Cook County chooses to repeal or more likely tweak this law.