Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Man, 4-year-old girl shot in Chicago Lawn - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News
I can see from the lack of responses that nobody gives a crap. Sad.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
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By Noreen S. Ahmed-UllahTribune reporter
9:59 p.m. CDT, July 24, 2013
Chicago Public Schools will drain nearly $700 million in reserves, raise its share of the Cook County property tax as much as possible and make cuts that include $68 million from the classroom to close its $1 billion deficit, according to a $5.58 billion preliminary budget presented Wednesday.
The cuts forced by the massive budget shortfall triggered protests Wednesday at City Hall and district headquarters ahead of the monthly Board of Education meeting.
"The actions you're taking is not putting students first," said Avelardo Rivera, a sophomore at Whitney Young High School who joined dozens of CPS students at the meeting. "It's actually putting students last."
The district, which is closing 49 elementary schools and a high school program, this month fired nearly 3,000 teachers and school based staff members in an effort to address the deficit.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and district leaders put the blame on Springfield and the lack of pension reform. CPS' pension payments this year will triple to nearly $613 million because payments that were withheld for the last three years are now coming due.
Until Wednesday, CPS officials maintained that district cuts would not hurt the classroom, and that teacher layoffs and program reductions were the result of decisions made by principals under the new per-pupil budgeting system.
The budget, with $68 million in school-based budget cuts reducing core instruction spending by 3.5 percent, enraged parents who have seen their school's principals forced to slash spending.
"You are using CPS students as pawns," said Theresa Martinez, a parent at Bell Elementary, a high-performing North Side school that has seen its budget cut by $750,000. "The children are the first to lose with the budgets you've proposed."
School officials have also made $112 million in cuts to central office operations and administrative expenses and have used $159 million in savings realized from last year's budget to help plug the $1 billion hole.
The bleak budget situation led Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday to lower the district's general obligation bond rating to A3 from A2. Moody's and several other rating agencies had also lowered the district's bond rating last year. Moody's cited the lack of "satisfactory pension reform" in issuing its latest rating downgrade.
The preliminary budget includes a $93 million increase in salaries from union contracts. The district's property tax increase will mean an extra $51 in taxes for a home valued at $213,000.
The budget must be voted on by the August board meeting, and unless the state addresses pension reform by Aug. 26, district officials say many of the cuts will remain in place.
"It is very, very clear that the lack of pension reform in Springfield has really brought this crisis right now to our classroom doorstep," schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said as she called on Local School Councils, parents, faith leaders and education advocates to lobby state legislators.
"We just can't cut our way out of this one," Byrd-Bennett said. "The charge card is tapped and there's no way for us to cut ourselves out of this deficit, so the pain that teachers are feeling and children is real."
Protesters who marched on City Hall called on the city to free up tax increment financing district money to cover the CPS shortfall. Emanuel cast aside that notion, returning to the ongoing call for pension reform.
"You cannot either tax your way or TIF your way out of this problem," Emanuel said. "It is a structural problem that needs to be addressed in a structural way, which is why we need pension reform."
Chief Administrative Officer Tim Cawley said the vast majority of the reserves being used to cover the deficit — $344 million — came from the state and as a result of Cook County delivering property taxes on time for a second year in a row.
"All it does is pull forward money," Cawley said. "It's not a structural improvement in revenues, but that's what helped us and created reserves that we can now use in 2013 and 2014."
Critics of school closings and other cuts, led by Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, have questioned the accounting that led the district to claim a $1 billion deficit.
"Every year, it's the same thing," Lewis said Wednesday. "The press release budget is the press release budget. We talked about it last year and the year before that. It is always a problem, and then they get mad when they get called liars."
For fiscal year 2013, the district earlier claimed a $665 million deficit and then said it would largely drain the district's cash reserves to cover the budget gap. In 2010 under former Mayor Richard Daley, CPS officials were threatening to increase class sizes because of a growing deficit before federal stimulus dollars helped them breach the gap for two years in a row.
The annual use of one-time fixes is what troubles bond rating agencies, said Rod Estvan, education analyst with disability rights group Access Living.
"The endless claims that they've exhausted reserves but then these funds are available, it's not new with this current administration," Estvan said. "They're now saying they found a pot of money because of accelerated payments from the county. This is not going to make people that look at the financial stability of CPS comfortable."
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Rosenthal: Detroit sounds warning for Chicago
Windy City isn't Motor City, but we don't want to travel same road
July 21, 2013
No matter how much horsepower you produce, you can't outrun math.
Like automakers General Motors and Chrysler a few years earlier, Detroit late last week finally acknowledged its numbers never would add up and filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the destination after decades of struggling to reconcile growing legacy costs and obligations with a shrinking economy.
Sound familiar anyone? Anyone?
Chicago is not Detroit. Not lately anyway. The two cities share a heritage as great industrial cities on the Great Lakes. Chicago's economy has been more diverse and proved more resilient, enabling it to better hold on to its population and tax base over the past half-century while autocentric Detroit veered off course.
"By any kind of functional accounting of the last 10 years or more, it's been apparent the city is bankrupt," said Matthew Cullen, a former GM executive who helps manage investments and businesses for Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. "It was a situation we were aware of and many of us feel like the only thing that's different as of (Thursday's filing) is we've turned to confront this issue as opposed to thinking we could hide from it."
Here in Illinois we have our own problems. Chicago's bond rating got a significant dressing down from Moody's Investors Service, which cut the Windy City's rating three notches on the same day of Detroit's Chapter 9 filing. Yes, we can spend all day highlighting the differences between the two cities, but we're also spending more than we should. To blithely ignore the warning signs of what happened in the Motor City is as dangerous as thinking you can blow past the flashing lights at a railroad crossing.
"Even a vibrant urban area is not immune from balance sheet issues that you need to pay attention to," Cullen said. "If you're creating legacy costs and pension and health care obligations and so on, there's a point you reach whether you're General Motors or Detroit or the city of Chicago or somewhere else where the law of big numbers gets to you.
"People are going to have to pay attention (or one day) they'll look up and realize they should have done something 20 years ago. That's our circumstance. People are talking about bankruptcy today, but it's the actions of the last 20 years, the corrupt politicians, the lack of business involvement in the direction of this city to make sure its leaders were doing the right thing. All of that's needed to maintain a city as strong as Chicago."
Cullen's civic involvement includes serving as chairman of Invest Detroit and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. He's also volunteer chief executive of the local light rail initiative, which received a great deal of philanthropic support. And he's leading Gilbert's Opportunity Detroit initiative to spark downtown development.
"The solution in Detroit is going to be investor angels. It's going to be a public-private partnership," said Therese McGuire, a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business. "They've been on shaky fiscal ground for a couple of decades.
"The main problem for Detroit that Chicago doesn't have is that their population and economy was just dying. From 2000 to 2010, they lost 25 percent of their population. Only one other city lost slightly more population in percentage terms, New Orleans, and that was because Hurricane Katrina hit them."
Not only will Detroit investment have to be strategic in the years to come. So will disinvestment. Detroit now has 700,000 people living in an area that Cullen said probably could accommodate 2.5 million.
"We have too much of this city where there's a house or two on a block," Cullen said. "It's like operating an auto plant at 35 percent efficiency. We'll just be bankrupt again in two years because there's no way to deploy resources effectively across that kind of infrastructure. You can't provide sewer and lights and police and trash pickup to a place that's so inefficiently populated."
So perhaps some underoccupied areas will be allowed to go fallow. Others may be turned into green spaces or urban farming. It's pretty imagery for what everyone hopes is the end of an ugly era.
Gualberto Ranieri, an Italian whose work over the years has planted him in London, Chicago and now Detroit, where he heads communications for Fiat's Chrysler Group, sees this latest turn of events in his latest hometown in terms of the symmetry of two summers 46 years apart.
The first was in 1967, when rioting erupted July 23 in Detroit.
"Perhaps it's a superficial way of looking at things, but I'm a former journalist and not a scholar of history," Ranieri said.
Scholars of history will note that the infamous 12th Street Riots included five nights of violence, looting and arson that left 43 people dead, a couple of thousand buildings damaged or destroyed and the city itself badly wounded. Whatever bravado it had just four years earlier to vie to host the 1968 Summer Olympics was sapped.
Chicago had its riots on its way out of the 1960s, too, but emerged not nearly so scarred. Like all Rust Belt cities, its manufacturing sector took a beating in the years that followed. But Detroit, despite being tethered to flagging auto sales, might have weathered all of that better under stronger leadership.
"We have huge fiscal problems in (Illinois). We don't have anyone who seems to be taking the long view," McGuire said. "For Chicago, (Mayor Rahm) Emanuel is probably happy that Moody's downgraded the debt because he's going to be able to get concessions from the unions and whoever to make things happen. The problem is his hands are tied by the state. That's where our real political problems are."
Bankruptcy allows Detroit to make dramatic cuts that weak-willed politicians might not otherwise pursue for fear of undermining labor support. But this comes at a price that those of us who live in Chicago can't afford.
"Anyone who thinks bankruptcy is a quick fix to long-term debts like pension underfunding is wrong," said Mike Stanton, publisher of The Bond Buyer, which has tracked municipal financial issues for more than 120 years. "The points in …the bankruptcy-court filing about the extreme decline of city services — the long wait times for police, the huge numbers of nonworking streetlights — are not just colorful anecdotes. …Things have to get really bad before you can start thinking about writing off debts, whether to bond investors or pension holders.
"It's definitely better to work on the issue now than to wait for a true crisis."
Ranieri, whose company's "Imported From Detroit" Super Bowl ads have reflected a vision for the city as a scrappy fighter that wears its wounds as a badge, sees disaster setting the stage for something great, much as Chicago rose from the ashes of its Great Fire of 1871.
"Maybe this tsunami is going to be instrumental for Detroit to have a real renaissance beyond the Renaissance Center," he said. "I don't have a crystal ball, but we are in America and we keep seeing it on the core industry level. So why not?"
Just don't ignore the math.
Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
A 19th ward state rep, Monique Davis, recently went on a Detroit radio station and stated she thinks the police may be killing some of Chicago's back children. When asked about it on Thursday, she reasserted the claim. Talk about fanning the flames of racism.
Monique Davis has been a state rep. for 28 years. A prime example of why we need term limits.
Monique Davis has been a state rep. for 28 years. A prime example of why we need term limits.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
STARKEHAUS: GEORGE ZIMMERMAN BRINGS AMERICA’S ONGOING RACE WAR TO THE SURFACE
Even though the George Zimmerman trial is symbolic of much that is wrong in American culture, the event is not the leading indicator of social decay by any stretch of the imagination. We've had enough legislative fiat, executive ordering and Supreme Court induced, extra constitutional anarchy in the last four years to prove that point, but the national bloodlust toward and around George Zimmerman before charges were even made against him for the disastrous death of Trayvon Martin…found guilty in the press because his surname sounded too Caucasian… was a stunning display of brutality even if it was not completely unexpected.
The event has been kind of a Babe Ruth moment for conservative journalists and bloggers though – which is not as interesting as it sounds, by the way – because all they've had to do in order to deduce fallout of the George Zimmerman trial was stand at home plate, point ballpoint pens to the centerfield bleachers and knock the story out of the ball park. The disingenuous responses to Trayvon's death have been taken from such an overused template that it's hard to deny the worn out emotion. One could hardly fail to hit a home run in assuming how it would end. There is nothing so inadequate…so dissatisfying as predictability when it comes to people living down to expectations, and of the infinite outcomes possible with millions of autonomous Americans acting to throw off the odds maker, there were only two that were actually likely given the PC era in which we live.
Either George Zimmerman would be found guilty in spite of all evidence to the contrary in which case the nation's conservative, constitution-loving people would be throwing up their hands in dismay at the Left's state-of-the-art triumph over justice, or George Zimmerman would be acquitted in which case America's low information voters would be granted passage to burn down their towns and villages in an effort to upgrade their TVs to HD. It would seem that we have the Christmas season and now the riot season but it's six of one and half a dozen of another really. In the end, so calibrated to materialism have our people become that we have created just another excuse for the accumulation of stuff for the sake of accumulating stuff…because that's what riots are about now…this time in the name of feigned outrage over justice denied and even then, that outrage comes off as a bad Flat Stanley moment – two dimensional and delivered with government-induced efficiency to a city near you.
Some say that the Zimmerman trial is reminiscent of the sensationalism associated with the William Randolph Hearst brand of reporting and the kangaroo judiciary of the 1920s through 40s. I think that this may be true. Yellow journalists scored the hit of chaos that bored pop culture junkies were looking for. They crafted an image of Zimmerman as a wingnut racist making a vigilante beeline for the first black teen that he could find for the sole purpose of brandishing his weapon and shooting someone – anyone – as long as he was black. The MSM didn't have to be accurate. They only had to emote and wait for results. And the results were precisely what you would expect. When yellow journalism reigns supreme and unchecked, these kind of ginned up race wars will happen and since the MSM is highly invested in keeping the African American community as marginalized victims, the narrative didn't have to be made precisely to spec so long as all the media outlets would link arms and echo the big lie.
In the case of George Zimmerman, the manufactured narrative could not be supported by evidence and (for whatever reason) this seemed to make an actual difference to the jury. He was acquitted but Zimmerman is the recipient of overt threats of retributive vigilantism from the African American community...who cares if he's guilty or innocent. It has been decreed that he will play scapegoat for the injustices that white slave owners leveled against slaves in the period before the Civil War by handing over a pound of his own flesh.
Sidenote ~ For the purposes of this story, I'm trying to forget the borderline jury nullification that can occur when a judge instructs a jury on creative conviction options that were not part of the original charges against a defendant because that takes us off the point…although, try as I may, I cannot fathom how suggesting an optional child abuse conviction for a person acting in self-defense wouldn't signal to everyone in the courtroom that the jury should feel free to do whatever it takes to get the "creepy-ass cracker" convicted of something. I guess we can all forget it for now since Zimmerman was acquitted in spite of everyone's best efforts.
Ultimately, American political leaders at least appear content with the idea that gangsta justice threatens to give George Zimmerman what a jury of his peers did not…I mean, those political leaders who are not currently pursuing additional federal charges against him on the basis that he's a racist even if the FBI believes there is no evidence of this.
The leadership on the Left walks away a big winner of course because they flourish in the warm glow of dissention between racial groups. They understand that when Black Americans feel no social responsibility to respect the legal process and cope with verdicts of this nature, those individuals begin to view themselves as living outside of the shared culture…and voila! We have Balkanization which is the fastest way to subdue and replace freedom with the machine politics that they peddle.
The leadership on the Right is always the big loser. That's what Republicans do best, it would seem. So they permit this scapegoating as either a) a form of anticipative reconciliation for everything from slavery to the Texas Two Step…in which case, they are once again in for some disappointment or b) a validation of everything they have been complaining about since Rodney King first begged for peace and civility on behalf of the American people.
To this end, black Americans – in succumbing to the chaos and dissention – are willingly handing over their individualism because the leaders of the Democratic Party's cult of inequity and despair have told them that rioting and anger are the only logical next step and their last option.
The so-called white community…though one might suggest that there really is no such thing… in turn chooses to react by distancing itself further from black Americans who seem determined to self-destruct on an overdose of anger and government intervention. Odds are that this is where we are headed because that's the logical next step in this nation's ongoing race war. Dark skinned and light skinned people will move farther apart until there is nothing left to connect us but our shared economic and social collapse.
It's what will most likely happen.
Wouldn't it be great if we could do something that is not preordained for once in a century and change the outcome of the race war to something a tad more unexpected? Wouldn't it be marvelous if we could illustrate the cult-like qualities of the Democratic Party and zero in on those individuals of African descent who are signaling that they'd like to be freed from their captors? Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could offer them something akin to the Underground Railroad…kind of sneak them out one at a time and show them a world where they really are something more than the color of their skin.
What are the chances of that happening?
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
I think the opposite. In the event of such riots, there is likely to be a great reawakening of the white majority as to the antics of Obama, Holder, Axelrod, etc. which could lead to a tremendous right-wing backlash.
In the words of a famous right-winger, "make my day".
Friday, July 12, 2013
DEPT. OF JUSTICE FOUND TO HAVE AIDED RACIAL PROTESTS AGAINST ZIMMERMAN. Isn't conspiracy to incite a riot a crime?
WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice has been involved behind the scenes in aiding racial protests against security guard George Zimmerman over the shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.
Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information requests with the Department of Justice for information as to whether the DOJ's Community Relations Service was involved in organizing the protests against Zimmerman immediately following the shooting. The documents Judicial Watch received showed:
- March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”
- March 25 – 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 “in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
- March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.”
- March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
- April 3 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
- April 11 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male
“These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD — Hoarse and unusually agitated, Gov. Pat Quinn went before cameras Tuesday to explain his resounding defeat on concealed-carry legislation and to tell voters one more time why he couldn’t exert his will over a Democratic-led state Legislature. “Today was a bad day for public safety in Illinois,” Quinn said. But in fact, it was Quinn himself who had the bad day, perhaps one of the worst of his one-and-a-half terms as governor. What Tuesday demonstrated was that the governor — at least on guns and pensions — can’t deliver on his top priorities in Springfield, a damning realization.
WHAT WAS HE THINKING WHEN HE TRIED TO REDO CONCEALED-CARRY? INSTEAD, HE SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON THE STATE BUDGET CRISIS.
ILLINOIS HAS A CRISIS. TWO HORRIBLE DO NOTHING GOVERNORS IN A ROW.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
WILL THE US GOVERNMENT SHUT CATHOLIC MINISTRIES' DOORS?
By Arlene Sawicki -
At a time when religious liberties are being politically challenged, it's worthy to review the massive positive impact Catholic American educational, health and social ministries are now making in communities across the country.
Schooling: There are 1.5 million children in Catholic elementary schools and 580,00 in secondary schools, with an enrollment of close to 1 million in Catholic colleges and universities.
Health Care: The nation's 630 Catholic hospitals, and 120,000 beds, account for 16 percent of all hospitals, more than 30% being in rural areas, and employ more than 640,000 people. 363 health care centers assist 5,038,247 patients, for a total of 88,519,295 patients annually.
Social Services: In 2012 Catholic Charities provided social support services to 2,251,442 people. Food banks provide food services to 7,146,490 people - Mental health services 405,848 - Immigration services 323,312 - Addiction services 81,866 -Refugee services 120,422 - Pregnancy services 93,542 - Catholic residential homes for children or orphans 23,479 young people - 1,005 day care and extended day care centers assisting 121,211 children - 3,602 special centers for social services assisting 32,768,652 people - Provided housing-related services to 497,732 people - Disaster relief services to 93,436 people.
Humanitarian Aid: The U.S. Bishop's Catholic Relief Services [CRS] assists more than 100 million people in more than 100 countries every year with 2011 expenses amounting to $822 million directed to emergency assistance, HIV/AIDS, agricultural and health programs.
Catholics have built up the nation's largest network of social service organizations, a tradition dating back to New Orleans in 1727, when 12 French Ursuline sisters arrived in the city to serve the poor. This is not done out of self-interest because the majority of the beneficiaries are not Catholic, but because of the Gospel call to love and charity towards all.
If appeals to Constitutional guarantees of religious liberty fail, it would seem that the government, intentionally and out of sheer self-interest, would force this vast and highly-rated religious service network to shutter its doors.
Mrs. Sawicki is writing on behalf of the Catholic Citizens of Illinois.
Friday, July 5, 2013
The very next story was about the pedophile problem in Milwaukee and how the bishop conspired to shelter certain assets (churches) owned by the archdiocese.
A few moments later there was a story about the removal of a cleric from oversight at the Vatican Bank.
The story after that was about the demolition of St. James Catholic Church on the south side because of "obsolescence" (it was implied that there is no need for it any longer).
Four sad and deplorable, false light stories, designed to affect the thought process of "low information people". All of this, yet not a mention of the beheading of a Franciscan priest in Syria by a group that is about to be armed by the United States. No mention about the cost of Obama's trip to Africa either. (I consider both of these items much more news worthy). Years ago, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Pearl, was beheaded while on assignment. That story was front and center for a few years. How is it that the beheading of a priest on assignment, is not just as newsworthy?
I have to wonder who is behind these stories? What group has a vested interest in getting such bs stories out while at the same time withholding the real news? Who is behind these attacks on our society? I urge everyone to question every story in the media as to the possible motive behind it.
In disgust, I changed the radio station to Relevant Radio and have kept it there all week.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
After 35 years of public service as a PO, Alderman and Sheriff, it's time we honor this man who at all times defined what it is to be an Irish Catholic. He is an outstanding citizen who always put our neighborhood in the most positive light. If we had more like him, somehow things would be better.
I suggest that Beverly Park be renamed Sheahan Park.
Monday, July 1, 2013
OBAMA’S PAYBACK SCHEME FOR “UNFAIR” RACIST AMERIKA SUCCEEDING BRILLIANTLY, ,We are getting it stuck up our Ass.
We have seen nothing yet! Wait until OBAMA CARE KICKS IN. We WILL BE WORKING JUST TO PAY FOR OUR MEDICAL INSURANCE AND WHEN WE GET SERIOUSLY ILL, instead of treatment you will be handed A WRIT OF EUTHANASIA.
Deny it all you want, this is the man we voted for. this is the new reality.
As the Lame Stream Media continues to operate as the PR shop for the Obama White House, distracting low and moderate information people with the shiny object of the week, be it Paula Deen’s crucifixion for the decades-old sin of using a word that is proudly included in the top ten hip hop songs in America today, the trial of the man who killed Barack’s pretend son, or the location of useful idiot/”29-year-old hacker” Edward Snowden, the country is gradually being transformed into a Cook County writ large.
For those of you unaware of what that looks like, it features crony capitalism, race-obsessed politics, corrupt political elites stealing the hard-earned cash of those unfortunate enough not to be in on the whole racket. The Obamacare train wreck was the first step, a massive income redistribution racket, premised on the belief that it’s “unfair” that those who work and achieve should be able to obtain better medical care than the wino pushing the shopping cart and muttering to himself, the illegal alien and his many relatives, or the shiftless serial sperm donor, his many baby mamas and their spawn.
Last week, the One announced his plan for unilateral economic disarmament, using the horrors of “climate change” as an excuse to kill American jobs and increase energy prices for those who can least afford them. The final solution, originated back in 1966 by Professors Cloward and Piven, is opening up the federal treasury to the entire planet, courtesy of amnesty. Is there anything that we can do to stop this insanity?
Homosexual activists celebrate a partial victory in the Supreme Court on the issue of so-called “same sex marriage,” which was inevitable after Anthony “Swinging Tony” Kennedy’s opinion ten years ago in Lawrence v. Texas, which was absurd, just like this latest emotionally-driven drivel, the “landmark” United States v. Windsor. Did Rand Paul really say he agreed with this opinion? Seriously? Does he agree that those who support traditional marriage are bigots who disparage human dignity? I guess by that measure Bill Clinton was a hating bigot, and up until 14 months ago, so was Barack Hussein Obama.
Meanwhile, the Obamas enjoy their well-deserved reparations, this time during a $100 million African adventure. Remember when George and Laura Bush went to Africa to open and serve in AIDs clinics? Barack, being the insufferable gasbag that he is, totes his ‘PrompTer over there to speechify, while the First Klingon stomps around in a series of hideous, but unbelievably expensive, outfits. Is anyone surprised that Barack Obama’s “personal hero” Nelson Mandela, a man he compared to George Washington, is an admitted communist, or is it rude to mention that?
Joining us to discuss the state of our country, and her desire to try to save it, will be Tea Party star and “proud American woman,” Becky Gerritson. I find her activism and that of fellow patriots particularly interesting as we approach the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Speaking of twisted family trees and multiple baby mamas, the Trayvon Martin saga began with a sanitized portrayal of the pot and gun loving teen, and now, it turns out that the profile scrubbing didn’t end with ridiculously-named Trayvon. Wait until you hear about the old man, Tracy Martin.
Tune in today for the rest of the story.
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