Saturday, December 8, 2018

Major coverup on the eve of a Mayoral election

Toni Preckwinkle's former security chief alleges she fired him to save her mayoral campaign
The incompetence, corruption and outright lying by this self-styled socialist is unprecedented even in Chicago

As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s security chief, Delwin Gadlen’s job was to protect her.

He spent two decades in Preckwinkle’s political orbit, at first volunteering with her campaigns and then for nearly the last eight years working on her executive security detail. But their relationship soured this fall when he was fired amid the fallout of a watchdog report stemming from a bizarre incident the morning after Election Day 2016. A Cook County SUV — nearly exclusively driven by Gadlen — was found vandalized and abandoned near southwest suburban Lemont. A cache of political materials was found inside.

The IG’s report on the incident, released in October, became a political hot potato for Preckwinkle — it’s illegal to use county vehicles for political campaigning — and Gadlen was fired.

Speaking publicly for the first time about the November 2016 incident and its aftermath, Gadlen told

Friday, December 7, 2018

Bartender of the week

North Side Lass

Macron sinking fast, Globalist agenda doesn't sell well there either

Just 30 days ago Macron was talking about the creation of an European army which would be on par with the US. 
French President Emmanuel Macron was in the town of Verdun, visiting a World War I battlefield, when a gray-haired man confronted him on the street and accused him of “crushing people” by planning to increase fuel taxes.
Mr. Macron responded by reminding the man of the need to lower carbon emissions. “When we change things, we shake up habits and people aren’t necessarily happy,” the president said. 
The exchange on Nov. 6 pointed to one of Mr. Macron’s blind spots: He tends to lecture the public rather than sympathize with it. Since then, the 40-year-old leader’s lofty approach has been undercut by weekly street protests drawing hundreds of thousands of people across France. Protestors spanning the political spectrum have united behind a symbol—the yellow reflective safety vest, or gilet jaune—and wearing it as an sign of rebellion against the Macron

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hillary Clinton ignores President Trump at George H.W. Bush's funeral

Looks like Bill Clinton wanted to say hi but he knew better. This just confirms that Hillary is cold, mean and holds a grudge. Time to get over it. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bumped up: Jerry Joyce has won the #1 ballot position in the February 2019 primary!!!!!!!

If you love Chicago and want to get involved in a political campaign that will focus on the positive, now is the time to volunteer. Joyce for Mayor has an office on 111th St.


Jeremiah Joyce Jr. for mayor. 

Jeremiah Joyce, (left)  a Daley clout-heavy O'Hare Airport concessionaire gives testimony at the City Council's Aviation Committee meeting, Thursday, July 21, 2011. Right is former States Attorney, Dick Devine.  *** MANDATORY CREDIT: Photo Courtesy, Bill Cameron, WLS AM890.  ***
Jeremiah Joyce Jr., a former Cook County assistant state’s attorney, plans to sell himself as the 'law-and-order' candidate. 


Chicago comes out for Ed Burke

Judges, pols and pals pony up for ‘stand-up guy’ Ed Burke—despite federal probe

• 'I'm for Ald. Ed Burke" Christmas fire truck travels past annual holiday fundraiser
Video by Ashlee Rezin | A fire truck, emblazoned with an "I'm with Alderman Ed Burke" sign, blasting music and featuring Santa Claus waving, drives past Burke's annual holiday fundraiser at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, 2018.
Ed Burke has not yet officially landed on the feds’ “naughty” list, but Santa Claus himself joined over a thousand others bearing gifts Tuesday to support Chicago’s most powerful alderman despite the cloud of a federal investigation.
The St. Nick lookalike rode past the Sheraton Grand atop a firetruck bearing a sign declaring “I’m for Ald. Ed Burke,” as the Friends of Edward M. Burke showed themselves to be friends indeed.
They turned out in mass for Burke’s annual holiday fundraiser supporting one of his political committees, just five days after federal investigators raided the alderman’s City Hall and 14th Ward offices.
Hundreds arrived at the ritzy hotel more than a half hour early to wait in a long receiving line to demonstrate their support for Burke, who already has more than $12 million in the three campaign funds he controls.
An organizer confirmed more than 1,000 people showed up for the $150-per-ticket affair, their biggest crowd in 10 years — taking in more money at the door than at any previous Burke fundraiser.
Among the guests undeterred by the federal investigation was Jennie Rae McGuire, who used to operate one of the city’s largest court reporting services.
By Mark Henninger as seen on AVSForum for Samsung — This state-of-the-art TV boasts 33-million pixels of resolution and unprecedented HDR. 
People wait in line to enter Ald. Ed Burke’s (14th) annual holiday fundraiser at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, 2018. | Mitchell Armentrout/Sun-Times
“I wouldn’t have considered missing it,” said McGuire. “Ald. Burke is one of the finest, smartest, kindest, hard-working and most decent people that I have ever known.”
McGuire said last week’s FBI raid on Burke’s offices was “very sad.”
“I think it was politically motivated,” she said.
Later, as she was leaving, McGuire noted the event was “incredibly well attended.”
“That’s what loyalty will do for you,” she said.
Retired Cook County Judge William Gomolinski explained the big turnout.
“You wouldn’t walk away from your friend, and nobody’s walking away from him,” Gomolinski said.
Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th) was among a City Council throng on hand that also included Aldermen Margaret Laurino (39th), Patrick O’Connor (40th), David Moore (17th), Nick Sposato (38th) Roderick Sawyer (6th) and Ray Lopez (15th).
“I don’t think this will stop anyone from coming. If anything, just the opposite,” Reboyras said, later calling it the biggest turnout he’d seen in 16 years of attending the fundraiser.
“We have a lot of respect for that gentleman. He’s been around for 50 years,” Reboyras said.
Burke entered through one of the hotel’s side entrances, avoiding a gaggle of reporters waiting outside, eventually taking the ballroom stage with his family before the crowd of supporters.
He made no mention of the looming investigation during a brief talk, instead saluting fallen former President George H.W. Bush and wishing his supporters a safe holiday.
Burke then sipped a club soda and lime as he mingled and took photos with attendees. He declined to comment to a Chicago Sun-Times reporter on the federal probe or the sizable turnout for his party.
Ald. Ed Burke (14th) attends his annual holiday fundraiser at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, 2018. | Mitchell Armentrout/Sun-Times
Former 11th Ward Ald. James Balcer said he’s known Burke since his days as a veterans advocate before coming to City Hall.
“This guy is a stand-up guy. He’s a friend,” said Balcer as he left with former Ald. John Pope (10th).
Others such as Ald. Joe Moore (49th), Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) and former 38th Ward alderman and current Circuit Judge Tom Allen were more shy about talking and politely waved off reporters.
“Not about this,” Burnett said.
“Friends since high school,” said former Cook County Assessor James Houlihan as he fled for the escalator.
Chicago Park District Board President Jesse Ruiz said he was only there because a friend gave him a ticket, denying that his presence was any show of support for Burke.
“I’m here to talk to my friend,” Ruiz said.
Jack Hartman, former executive director of the Illinois Tollway, said he knows Burke best through their work with the Irish Fellowship Club.
“He’s always been nice to me and a class act,” Hartman said.
Also seen were former city corporation counsel Mara Georges, Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak, former Ald. Terry Gabinski (32nd), Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, former Illinois Attorney General Neil Hartigan and lobbyist Al Ronan.
Some of the best observations came from a would-be judge, who said the annual event drew the usual crowd.
“They’re all there: the wannabes, the has-beens, the they-ares and the powers that be. No one stayed away. Loyalty trumps integrity in this town every time,” he said.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Canon

Stocks drop big time


Jerry stays above the fray

Chicago mayoral candidates try to kick opponents off ballot

By: Mike Flannery 

Some of the biggest names in the race for mayor must now fight to get their names on the February 26th ballot.
Their rivals claim Susana Mendoza, Bill Daley and Garry McCarthy, among others, don't qualify.
Ja'mal Green is angry at multi-millionaire businessman Willie Wilson. They're both

Heather MacDonald warns US colleges are breeding hate

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It's all about the carbon tax.......and the French were the guinea pigs....after all...they are accustomed to being abused

The Global Carbon Tax Revolt

The French are the latest to refuse to sacrifice growth for green piety.

Yellow vests protesters block the road leading to the Frontignan oil depot in the south of France, as they demonstrate against the rise in fuel prices and the cost of living, Dec. 3.
Yellow vests protesters block the road leading to the Frontignan oil depot in the south of France, as they demonstrate against the rise in fuel prices and the cost of living, Dec. 3.PHOTO: PASCAL GUYOT/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES
France’s violent Yellow Vest protests are now about many domestic concerns, but it’s no accident that the trigger was a fuel-tax hike. Nothing reveals the disconnect between ordinary voters and an aloof political class more than carbon taxation.
The fault line runs between anti-carbon policies and economic growth, and France is a test for the political future of emissions restrictions. France already is a relatively low-carbon economy, with per-capita emissions half Germany’s as of 2014. French governments have nonetheless pursued an “ecological transition” to further squeeze carbon emissions from every corner of the French economy. The results are visible in the Paris streets.

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President Emmanuel Macron and his Socialist predecessor Fran├žois Hollande targeted auto emissions because they account for about 40% of France’s carbon emissions from fuel combustion compared to 21% in Germany. But this is mainly because France relies heavily on nuclear power for electricity. Power generation and heating account for only 13% of French emissions, compared to 44% across the Rhine. French road-transport emissions were a mere 0.4% of global carbon emissions in 2016, when overall French emissions were less than 1%.
Yet Paris insists on cutting more, though transport emissions are notoriously hard to reduce. Cleaner engines or affordable hybrids have been slow to emerge. Undeterred, Mr. Macron pushed ahead with a series of punitive tax hikes to discourage driving.
The protesters in Paris will be expected to pay much of the up to €8 billion annual tab for a minuscule global benefit—that’s how much tax revenue Mr. Macron thinks his levies will raise. This is preposterous in an economy that still has an 8.9% jobless rate (21.5% for the young) and will struggle to hit 2% annual GDP growth. Yellow Vests from less prosperous rural areas, who depend on cars for daily life, know it. They’re insulted when Mr. Macron tells them to wait for better public transport or to carpool—yes, he really said that. They also assume that Paris will waste a fuel-tax windfall on boondoggles such as unreliable renewable power to replace zero-emissions nuclear plants.
The carbon tax revolt is world-wide. Voters in Washington state last month rejected a carbon tax that would have started at $15 per ton of emissions and climbed $2 a year indefinitely. Washington ranks 25th among American states in carbon emissions and when we tried to estimate its contribution to global emissions our calculator couldn’t handle a number that small. Gov. Jay Inslee and green activists nonetheless wanted voters to pay $2.3 billion in taxes over five years.
Ontario province in Canada is suing to block a federal carbon tax, and the issue could topple the Alberta government and perhaps Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney warned that the federal tax grab “takes money from families’ pockets and makes job creators less competitive.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Energiewende—a transition to renewables that has increased dirty coal emissions and caused household energy costs to soar—has become a political liability.
A carbon tax is in theory a more efficient way than regulation to reduce carbon emissions. But after decades of global conferences, forests of reports, dire television documentaries, celebrity appeals, school-curriculum overhauls and media bludgeoning, voters don’t believe that climate change justifies policies that would raise their cost of living and hurt the economy. 

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Monday, December 3, 2018


The herd is going to thin out real soon

A tax on commuters? Here’s what Chicago mayoral candidates say. JJ had the best answer.

Bill Daley, at the City Club of Chicago Nov. 28, said "we must find new revenues and everything must be on the table" to address Chicago's financial crisis. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
One of the 21 candidates for mayor, Bill Daley, opened the door a few days ago to a commuter tax to help pay down Chicago’s crazy high debt.
Daley did not call for a commuter tax, or any other specific tax or fee, but he said a commuter tax must be “on the table” to avoid a worse fate — higher property taxes.
This editorial page has long opposed a commuter tax, which is a tax paid by people — or their employers — who work in the city but live in the burbs. A commuter tax, we believe, would simply discourage bigger businesses, which draw employees from the entire region,