Friday, October 13, 2017

Women of the 19th Ward

My favorite bank teller

Trump has killed Obamacare

Late Thursday night, the Trump administration announced that cost-sharing reduction payments to health insurers — a key prop for Obamacare — “must stop, effective immediately.”
“CSR payments are prohibited unless and until a valid appropriation exists,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a legal opinion issued to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Treasury Department.

There has been some serious mismanagement at Cook County!

Cook County officials faced with $200M budget gap after pop tax repeal
BUSINESS 10/12/2017, 10:00pm

Cook County Board President Toni Periwinkle at the Cook County Board meeting Wednesday morning, when the controversial sweetened beverage tax was repealed. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Cook County commissioners are back to the drawing board as they try to figure out how to fill a 2018 budget gap of more than $200 million after the sweetened beverage tax was repealed on Wednesday.

Commissioners and Board President President Toni Preckwinkle have until Nov. 30 to piece together budget cuts or find new revenue to bridge the massive shortfall, with the county’s new fiscal year starting Dec. 1 — the same day the beverage tax goes out of effect.

Preckwinkle had counted on $200 million from the controversial tax in her budget proposal.

Commissioner Stanley Moore, D-Chicago, said he may propose cutting or consolidating the county’s

Cubs beat the Nationals 9-8 to set up an NLCS rematch with the Dodgers

First Game Saturday!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Something stinks in Las Vegas, it appears to be another Sandy Hook.

After reading these articles, please view this Youtube video.

through a glass darkly

And Now We Have This From Zero Hedge:
“Now, providing further impetus to the speculation that Paddock was not alone, NBC News reports, citing senior law enforcement officials, that investigators are speculating that someone else may have been in the Las Vegas gunman’s hotel room when he was registered there. According to NBC, the investigators are ‘puzzled’ by two discoveries: First, a charger was found that does not match any of the cellphones that belonged to

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Preckwinkle should resign

NO MORE

She was supposed to be a reformer. She was elected after riding a wave of voter discontent galvanized by a sales tax increase and a general feeling that her predecessor lacked leadership skills. She promised to roll back the tax and lead the county in an efficient manner. That was in 2010. 

Fast forward to 2017, that sales tax has been reinstated. Now there is a bullet tax, parking tax, soda-pop tax, increased alcohol tax and increased property taxes.  The county budget has been increasing at a rate of 4 times the inflation rate, county unionized employees have received massive pay raises and there have never been so many of them as she has been hiring everyone's friends and relatives. Thousands of dangerous criminals have been released from the county jail and are now roaming the streets in a cost cutting move and a large portion of the county hospital budget is now funded by Obamacare. Despite her tax increases, the county pension liabilities remain unfunded. 

She have given contracts out to campaign donors, grabbed control of the States Attorneys office by placing an inexperienced lackey in the spot and constantly fanned the flames of racial divide by seeming to spend freely on social programs and imposing taxes which are not collected fairly. 

This is not what the good people of Cook County envisioned when they picked her over Todd Stroger. Her management style is anything but transparent; and it is a fact that she  have mismanaged Cook County government and outright abused the taxpayers. She should just leave. 

Who would have thunk it?

Right out of GQ

Nobody knew. Nobody had a clue. Everyone thought these women were pursuing Harvey because of his good looks and generous nature. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Harvey Weinstein - Sexual Predator






From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Multiple women share harrowing accounts of sexual assault and harassment by the film executive.





In the course of a ten-month investigation, thirteen women interviewed said that, between the nineteen-nineties and 2015, Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them.

Since the establishment of the first studios a century ago, there have been few movie executives as dominant, or as domineering, as Harvey Weinstein. As the co-founder of the production-and-distribution companies Miramax and the Weinstein Company, he helped to reinvent the model for independent films, with movies such as “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” “The English Patient,” “Pulp Fiction,” “The Crying Game,” “Shakespeare in Love,” and “The King’s Speech.” Beyond Hollywood, he has exercised his influence as a prolific fund-raiser for Democratic Party candidates, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Weinstein

Vegas

Official toll was 59 people dead and 539 wounded by 9:00 the next morning. The wounded being taken to local hospitals for care. Many of them having being hit with a .556 round, the wounds were considered serious. Having some familiarity with gunshot wounds, I have to ask why didn't some of those wounded succumb to their wounds? Such a survival rate is statistically improbable. Was the medical care in Vegas that good or is there something else going on? 

$16,000,000,000 in unpaid bills!

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True tab is $200 billion when pensions are counted. This cannot be fixed.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Someone has been watching too many war films

British troops getting ready for another parade
britain-is-preparing-a-battle-plan-for-war-with-north-korea as their own island is being invaded by muslims!

Sleeze

Harvey Weinstein asked me to ‘jump in the bath’ with him: British noblewoman

Hollywood horndog Harvey Weinstein once lured a British noblewoman to his swank London hotel suite — then invited her to “jump in the bath” and soap him up, according to a stunning, first-person account published Sunday.
In a column for the Sunday Times of London, Liza Campbell described how she went to meet with Weinstein in 1995 to discuss a job reading screenplays for the Miramax movie company he co-founded with his younger brother, Bob.
Following the sudden disappearance of several assistants,
Campbell said, the powerful producer excused himself and ducked into a bathroom inside the five-star Savoy hotel.
“I could hear him moving around and suddenly the sound of both taps running. ‘What do you say we both jump in the bath?’ he hollered,” she wrote.
“I could hear the thump of shoes being taken off and felt shocked that the meeting had turned sleazy.”
Campbell — an artist and writer whose late dad was the sixth Earl of Cawdor — said her outrage quickly turned to fear, noting how the movie mogul “is huge, a pockmarked bullock, like a hitman from The Sopranos.”
“While my nervous system tried to adjust, his voice kept up the requests, ‘Come on, it’ll be fun. We can drink champagne. You can soap me — whaddaya say?’” she wrote.
Campbell said she warned Weinstein that “I’m going to f****** lose my temper” if he returned naked, then tiptoed around the suite looking for an unlocked door.
She finally sprinted past the bathroom and escaped into the hallway, she said.
“It took me days to calm down from the anger I felt and the crushing realization that there never was a job; only a hidden hook,” she wrote.
“When you consider the almost identical stories coming out about him now, it seems likely to me that he has been at it for more than 20 years.”
Campbell’s account was the latest in a string published since the New York Times last week revealed that Weinstein secretly struck settlements with at least eight young women — including actress Rose McGowan, who got $100,000 in 1997 — to drop complaints about his lewd behavior.
The Weinstein Co., which Harvey and Bob co-founded after selling Miramax for $60 million, announced Friday that Weinstein was taking an “indefinite leave” pending an investigation by lawyer John Kiernan, a partner at the white-shoe firm Debevoise & Plimpton and president of the New York City Bar Association.
Weinstein has vowed to sue the Times for $50 million. His lawyer, Charles Harder, didn’t return a request for comment.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Means what he says

won't tolerate disrespect
Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was

Hiroshima Eight


The Story of the Hiroshima Eight


The Amazing Story of the Hiroshima EightEarly on August 6, 1945, a lone American B-29 Superfortress bomber circled in a vividly blue sky over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The unsuspecting inhabitants on the ground barely glanced at the plane. They were unaware of the deadly payload it was about to unleash on them, ushering in the atomic age with unimaginable death and destruction.
As one single bomb neared the ground, a city died in an instant. Houses crumbled, people evaporated, an immense ball of fire shot skywards, and a terrible wave of super-heated gas bulged out from ground zero, flattening buildings for miles.
Amongst the unsuspecting inhabitants of Hiroshima was Fr. Schiffer, a Jesuit missionary assisting the many Catholics of that city. On the morning of August 6, 1945, he had just finished Mass and sat down at the breakfast table. As he plunged his spoon into a freshly sliced grapefruit, there was a bright flash of light. His first thought was that a fuel tanker had exploded in the harbor, as Hiroshima

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Is Vegas another Sandy Hook?

The dead and injured of Las Vegas shooting massacre

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre.
As the term is used in contemporary America, a false flag is an event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve a covert agenda, e.g., gun control. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed populace is mobilized to support the preconceived agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media, whether it be about the perpetrator(s) and/or victim(s). That real people actually died or were injured doesn’t mean the event isn’t a false flag.
Admittedly, if the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas shooting massacre in which 58 people were killed and more than 500 wounded was a false flag, it would mean there are people in government who could kill innocent people and inflict trauma on the American people to achieve their ends. That, in turn, means that our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.
But it is a thought not entirely alien to America’s Founding Fathers who fashioned a polity based on a view of human nature as inherently selfish instead of benign, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist No. 51:
“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”
Even with checks and balances in place, the U.S. government is known to have undertaken and planned false flags. An example is the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 4, 1964. We were told that the North Vietnamese, without provocation, attacked the U.S.S. Maddox and U.S.S. Turner Joy destroyers. Congress took the bait and passed a joint resolution giving President Lyndon Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam by pre-approving military deployments without a declaration of war. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.
Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of stunning scope, audacity and deviousness which was proposed in 1962 by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the armed forces. The proposals called for government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Those acts would include sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a U. S. Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba. Thankfully, President John F. Kennedy rejected the proposals.
Recall that the two defining and necessary conditions for a false flag incident are:
  1. The public is given an untruthful version of the event,
  2. The purpose of which is to achieve some covert agenda.
For an event to be a false flag doesn’t mean that there are no real deaths or injuries. Don’t make the mistake of radical skepticism — dismissing, without good solid reasons, any and all reports of deaths. Seeking the truth doesn’t mean we must be heartless. Instead, the rule of thumb is to go where the Truth leads us.
Below is visual evidence of the shooting carnage on October 1, 2017:
(1) A picture of the dead and wounded laying on the litter-strewn grounds of the Route 91 Harvest country-music festival, across the street from the Mandalay Bay hotel, from where we are told the automatic weapon shots originated.
↓Click image to enlarge↓
(2) An on-the-ground video of the dead and injured, taken from the perspective of a man walking through the concert grounds, trying to help the wounded, as he periodically cries out, “EMT! Where’s EMT?”
0:24 mark: Large pool of blood
0:28: another large pool of blood under the head of a dead woman.
1:04: a dead man in an American-flag t-shirt.
We weep for the dead and wounded . . . .
See also:

Why is the sheriff negotiating $3.25 million settlements?

Sheriff Tom Dart wants to fire 9 employees after inmate assaulted at courthouse and pay out $3.25 million. 


Shouldn't the States Attorney be the one negotiating with litigants? Pre-litigation settlement? What does that mean? Is Dart using county money or his own money? Are any other county officials aware of this "settlement"?

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants to fire nine sheriff’s office employees he claims allowed a female detainee to be sexually assaulted by two male detainees in a holding cell at the Markham Courthouse.
In an apparent breach of protocol, the female inmate ended up in a cell with the two men on May 2. The male inmates later told guards they had been placed in the holding area and the female inmate threatened them with a syringe and demanded sex; the female inmate claimed the men instigated the sexual encounter, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
No syringe was found, and the Markham Courthouse does not have surveillance cameras.
The sheriff’s office asked Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx to investigate the what happened in the holding area just outside a courtroom. Prosecutors later charged the male detainees, Hamidullah Tribble, 21, and Nelon Drake, 29, with criminal sexual assault.
Dart also launched an internal investigation, and five employees–two deputies, two sergeants and a lieutenant who were on duty in the courtroom at the time–were reassigned to new posts while the Office of Professional Review investigated, Smith said.
“The question that is subject of our investigation: Where were the people that were supposed to be there, and what were they doing?” Smith said.
Dart on Friday announced he wants the nine employees terminated, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
The sheriff’s office also announced it has “reached, in principle, a pre-litigation settlement of all claims with the victim for $3.25 million.”
A series of reforms has also been implemented “to ensure the protection of all detainees, including mandating deputies assigned to any area of a courthouse without fixed cameras wear body-worn cameras, assigning additional trained supervisors to the Markham Courthouse, and comprehensive unannounced security audits of all court facilities,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff’s officials are looking to add security cameras in the courtroom lockups.
“Ideally, there are cameras on every corner of our whole system, but we’re not there yet,” Smith said, noting deputies should have been just a few feet away from the holding cell at all times. “(But) cameras don’t take the place of highly trained staff doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”
There are some 2,400 cameras throughout the main Cook County Jail complex, as well as cameras in lockup in the basement of each district courthouse, but none in the tiny holding cells in individual courtrooms at the branch court house, Smith said.
Tribble was being held on a $100,000 bond on charges of aggravated kidnapping of a child, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and unlawful restraint, according to prosecutors. Drake was being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge, and a separate case in which he was charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful restraint.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mismanagement, incompetence and now lies!


Trying hard to spread decadence and immorality throughout society

So much in common with Hefner and Polansky
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Settling sexual harassment cases for $160,000 each! Quite a deal.

Women of the 19th Ward

Lives in the neighborhood, f/t student, p/t bartender

I trust the good sisters have made the right move

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John Daley - the smartest (and the nicest) guy in politics


Cook County board appears to have enough votes to repeal soda tax but Preckwinkle can and will veto the board.

By: Mike Flannery


A big breakthrough Thursday for those demanding a repeal of Cook County’s tax on sweetened beverages. They appear to have the votes needed to repeal it next week.

As chairman of the finance committee, John Patrick Daley is the second most powerful person on the Cook County board. His father and brother served as mayors of Chicago for nearly 44 years. Daley’s flip-flop on the soda tax he once supported puts it on a fast-track to repeal.

“I made a decision after hearing from the people of my community,” Daley said. “The residents, the business owners, the store owners…I think basically they're saying we've been taxed and taxed. And they're tired of it.”

Daley’s defection is a big blow to Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle. For now, at least, she's still defending the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages. During its first full month, tax collections were nearly on track to hit the $200 million a year Preckwinkle's counting on. Without it, she says there will be big cuts to services and jobs.


“The choice is simple. Do we want cook county to be safer, healthier and more efficient? Or do we want to go backwards?” Preckwinkle said.

A majority of the Cook County board now appears to disagree.

“At some point, we have to stop growing county government. And we have to start living within our means,” said commissioner Richard Boykin.

Even if a repeal resolution is approved next week, the soda tax is not necessarily dead. Preckwinkle could veto the repeal. If that happens, foes of the tax need at least two more flip-floppers, in addition to john Daley, to override a veto.

The Cook County board's finance committee is scheduled to vote next Tuesday on whether to repeal the sweetened beverage tax. It could go to the full board for final action on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Irish Mob is trying to help

ILLINOIS: Reportedly Mob-Connected IL Rep Introduces Gun Ban, Trigger Mod Ban

October 5, 2017
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Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Progressive Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer.  His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams" and his work as a "scab buster".  Nice guy, right?  Well, that's not all.  He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog.  
Earlier this year, this guy introduced a bill to require expensive "Live Scan" fingerprints for FOID card applicants, along with concealed carry license applicants.  Live Scan fingerprints go for about $75 to $100 per set.  Of course, his proposal went nowhere. 
He's back today, introducing House Bill 4107.  Obviously in direct response to the Mandalay Bay terror attack.  Because a criminal terrorist commits an atrocity, Marty Moylan thinks the law abiding should surrender their guns.  Yeah, he's a political hack.
His latest work of art includes everything but the kitchen sink:
Gun Ban
  • Semi-auto gun bans:  Basically any semi-auto firearm that accepts a magazine would be banned. 
  • .50 caliber rifle bans:  All .50 caliber firearms would be banned.
  • Ammo ban:  All .50 ammo would be banned.  Got a souvenir round you bought at a gun store?  That's good for up to a year in county jail.
  • Magazine ban:  All magazines over 10 rounds banned.  Have a nice day.  Possess two or more, a mandatory three year prison sentence, with an option of up to seven years.
  • Trigger modification ban:  This would including any parts or modifications to make a trigger lighter.  Say goodbye to your custom trigger modifications.  A three year mandatory minimum sentence upon conviction.  Pretty steep considering armed robbers in Chicago get probation.
Given the hysteria right now at the national level, the vote on this bill may be uncomfortably close.  Especially if Michael Madigan wants it to pass.  Madigan might twist some arms and move this bill to the Illinois Senate, where further arm twisting might pass it on to the Governor to put him in a trickbox.  Sort of like Madigan and Cullerton did with the SB1 school funding bill and more recently with the state-funded abortion bill that Rauner just signed.
The Illinois General Assembly returns to "work" on October 24th.  It's going to be hairy. 

Fake News Crackdown


TRUMP: SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE SHOULD INVESTIGATE ‘FAKE NEWS MEDIA’ and their reporting of Sandy Hook. 

President Trump took to Twitter early Thursday to ask why the Senate isn’t focusing on hearings concerning fake news put out by mainstream media networks, rather than a dead end investigation into Russian links to the election.

Trump’s comments come following a press conference yesterday held by Senate Intelligence Committee leaders Richard Burr and Mark Warner, during which they announced that the probe into Russian interference and potential collusion is still ongoing.

The two senators also suggested that Russian intelligence will likely try to interfere with American politics again in the future.

The President also addressed the media’s latest attempt to smear his position, regarding reports about Trump’s his relationship with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

While the President bemoaned more fake news, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo had a complete meltdown on air when OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that CNN was spreading false information regarding Trump’s response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico:

Mulvaney noted that CNN and others are deliberately focusing on “bad stuff” in Puerto Rico rather than any efforts by the Trump administration to help the people in need there.

“That’s not what you do in a situation like this!” Cuomo said. “You report the reality! That’s not being done to you, to the president, Mick, to embarrass you… Whatever’s being done is not enough and if you don’t know that now you’re never gonna know it.”

Who knows?

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