Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Why won't the Kennedys talk about Chappaquiddick

They sure seem to have an opinion about everything else

Searing Big Screen “Chappaquiddick” Thriller: Mary Jo Kopechne as First #MeToo Victim of Kennedy Family Money, Power and Corruption

by Roger Friedman - February 27, 2018 9:45 pm

I think John Curran’s masterful “Chappaquiddick” was shown once in Toronto for a handful of critics and distributors. Byron Allen was very smart to pick it up for his new Entertainment Company studio–it’s going to be a big hit. What he could never have predicted back in September that by now the movie would have a whole new layer of meaning: Mary Jo Kopechne, left to drown in the waters of Martha’s Vineyard in July 1969, was the first #MeToo victim. Her death, suggested here as caused by the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is the paradigm for everything being discussed today.

Curran has made a couple of movies I really liked– “Tracks” with Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, and “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” with Mark Ruffalo and Marisa Tomei. He’s Australian and almost 60, so his sensibility is outsider and his interests would be the Kennedys and how power corrupts. The Australian part is lucky because he’s brought Jason Clarke along as Ted Kennedy, and it’s a powerful performance that should put him on early awards lists. Clarke was borbn to play Teddy as it turns out.

“Chappaquiddick” refers to a scandal that in hindsight is stunning that it didn’t end Kennedy’s political career– or put him in jail. Let’s say you’re a fan of Kennedy for everything but this episode. Still, on a boozy summer night — the same weekend that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon–a married but philandering Teddy drove his car off the Chappaquiddick bridge with Mary Jo Kopechne (astute performance by Kate Mara, she’s excellent), a young secretary who’d worked for his late brother Bobby, at his side.

Were they screwing, or just driving around, drinking, having a grand time? No one knows. But the car went into the water and turned upside down. Teddy escaped and did not try to save Mary Jo. He return to the party house where he and friends had been whooping it up, found two of his sycophants (Ed Helms and Jim Gaffigan), brought them back to the scene of the accident. By then, Mary Jo had certainly died.

They never reported the accident. Instead, they created massive cover up that presaged Watergate. The car and Mary Jo were discovered the next morning by passersby. Curran peels the cover up like an orange, and it’s beautiful to watch. Clarke portrays Teddy so ambiguously you almost can’t tell if he’s calculating, stupid, just a lost man child. The result is you can’t take your eyes off of him. Teddy’s scenes with his father– Joe Kennedy after a stroke, wheelchair bound, wordless perfection from Bruce Dern–are riveting.

The Kennedys will not be happy. They may try to kill this film. (In 40 years no one has even tried to tell this story accurately.) Allen will have to present quite a PR front and solid distribution. This isn’t a tabloid story. Curran is damn serious. If Mary Jo as #MeToo victim takes off, the movie will click. This really happened. Ted Kennedy–using his brothers’ assassinations for sympathy–convinced the world that he just didn’t know what happened to this beautiful, smart young woman. “Chappaquiddick” is quite stunning.

Release date is April 6th. More to come, oh yes, when we get closer…

2d Amendment issues

List of anti-NRA businesses

In the wake of the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gun-control advocates have launched an all-out effort to attack the American people’s right to own arms, guaranteed in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Never mind the fact that the Supreme Court, in 2008 in District of Columbia v. Heller, ruled that the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms is to individuals, not militias, and that the right to bear arms may include military-grade weapons.
gun control
A part of the attack on the Second Amendment is the #BoycottNRA movement, focused on getting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Max Kennedy POS from New York City

Wants to boss you around
Campaigning for his brother in Kane county last night, on about Cook County corruption. He neglects to mention that for years, his family rigged the tax assessment on the Merchandise Mart.

A two faced carpet bagger that doesn't work, yet knows what we should be doing and how we should be living our lives.

An interesting explanation of the origin of our term “gang-way”. Familiar to Chicagoans.

"Gang-way"(for you youngsters..the side of homes that came between 2 houses was called a gang-way, as when coal was delivered, it was taken to the side of the house that had a wrought iron trap-like door that opened to the coal when coal was being delivered, the delivery man hollered "gang-way" to warn anyone walking on the sidewalk, to get out of the way, so he could deliver the coal.

If You Open a Watermelon and See This, Throw It Out!

If you can attend this hearing today, it would be very helpful

Today...We as a community stand with the Schurgen Family from Mount Greenwood in their efforts to bring justice for their daughter Sydney who died from a drug overdose. 
We must support the idea that drug dealers are killing our loved ones and MUST be prosecuted. Today the family will be presenting their impact statements to the Markham Court house. Let’s send our thoughts and prayers to this family as these statements are thee most diffult part of the process..
For those of you who have the ability to attend the court proceeding please join us in the lower level court room at 10:30. The address is 16501 S. Kedzie in Markham.
Illinois is dealing with a growing epidemic. More people are dying from drug overdoses than breast cancer.

We all are going to be rich!

More Americans now support a universal basic income

Forty-eight percent of Americans support a universal basic income.
Longtime advocates say we're closer than ever to adopting the program.

What is universal basic income? 1:49 AM ET Thu, 28 Dec 2017 | 04:22

Political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist, an associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar, remembers a poll from 10 years ago that showed just 12 percent of Americans approved of a universal basic income.

That's changed — and quickly. Today, 48 percent of Americans support it, according to a new

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dick Durbin is big time anti-catholic, influenced and controlled by globalist.

Sen. Dick Durbin banned from communion ‘until he repents’ of pro-abortion ‘sin,’ bishop says. 

Sen. Dick Durbin banned from communion ‘until he repents’ of pro-abortion ‘sin,’ bishop says
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin has been banned from receiving communion by the bishop of Durbin's Catholic diocese in Springfield, Illinois, until the senator "repents" his pro-abortion "sin." (Image source: Real Clear Politics video screenshot) 

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) is banned from receiving communion by the bishop of Durbin’s Catholic diocese in Springfield, Illinois, until the senator “repents” of his pro-abortion “sin.”
Bishop Thomas John Paprocki noted in a Feb. 13 news release that Durbin’s longtime voting record in support of abortion constitutes “obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin.” Therefore, Paprocki declared, the senator “is not to be admitted to Holy Communion until he repents of this sin.”

What is the bishop’s prayer for Durbin?

“This provision is intended not to punish, but to bring about a change of heart,” the bishop continued. “Sen. Durbin was once pro-life. I sincerely pray that he will repent and return to being pro-life.”
Paprocki noted the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — which would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization — and that 14 Catholic senators voted against the bill, including Durbin.
He also invoked Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, who used to be Durbin’s pastor and said in April 2004 he’d be “reticent to give Sen. Durbin Holy Communion because his pro-abortion position put him outside of communion or unity with the Church’s teachings on life.”
Paprocki’s predecessor — now Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha — indicated he would support Vann’s decision, Paprocki said.
More from Paprocki’s statement:
Canon 915 of the Catholic Church’s Code of Canon Law states that those “who obstinately persist in mani­fest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.” In our 2004 Statement on Catholics in Political Life, the USCCB said, “Failing to protect the lives of innocent and defenseless members of the human race is to sin against justice. Those who formulate law therefore have an obligation in conscience to work toward correcting morally defective laws, lest they be guilty of cooperating in evil and in sinning against the common good.”

How did Durbin respond?

Durbin’s offices in Washington, D.C., and Springfield on Thursday didn’t immediately reply to TheBlaze’s request for comment on the matter.

What did Durbin say last year about abortion?

Durbin said during a CNN interview last April that while he understands some Democrats may hold pro-life views on a “personal basis,” they must back the party’s pro-choice stance.
“As long as they are prepared to back the law, Roe vs. Wade, prepared to back women’s rights as we’ve defined them under the law, then I think they can be part of the party,” he said.
“I am committed to women’s rights under the law, reproductive rights certainly, and our party is,” Durbin added. “We’ve made that part of our platform and position for a long, long time.”

High school shooting victim's father tears into media for focusing on gun control

A father speaks the truth


You're just talking about gun control, which is going to just give you more ratings," said Andrew Pollack, father of slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Meadow Jade Pollack. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack who was killed during the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting, ripped into the media for its fixation on gun control rather than discussing policies that specifically address school safety.

"It's not going to be fixed because I just heard what you said, what you are focusing on, polarizing this event, the murder of these kids. You're talking about gun control," Pollack told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday."

"You're just talking about gun control, which is going to just give you more ratings," he continued. "Today it's not about guns, it's about the safety in our schools. And that's what you ask Gov. Scott about and I got to listen to that at my house."

Pollack drew national attention last week for his emotional plea for action during a White House listening session about school safety with President Trump.

"I'm pissed because my daughter, I'm not going to see again," he said. "She's not here. She's at [a] cemetery, where I go to visit her now."

Meadow Pollack was among the 17 people who lost their lives when Nikolas Cruz, 19, opened fire with an AR-15 style rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day.

So what


Saturday, February 24, 2018

For the MS-13 fellas operating out of Blue Island


Coming soon to your local supermarket

The fight against 'fake meat' has officially begun

The fight against 'fake meat' has officially begun 19 Hours Ago | 04:02

What is meat?

Back in the day, the distinction was simple. Animals are meat, and plants are not. But now, it's getting a lot more complicated thanks to cultured, or what some might call "fake," meat.

Companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are using science labs and farms, rather than animal meat, to create products that rival traditional grilling staples like burgers and hot dogs.

The U.S. Cattlemen's Association is looking to draw a line in the sand and launch what could be the first salvo in a long battle against plant-based foods. Earlier this month, the association filed a 15-page petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture calling for an official definition for the term "beef," and more broadly, "meat."

"While at this time alternative protein sources are not a direct threat to the beef industry, we do see improper labeling of these products as misleading," said Lia Biondo, the association's policy and outreach director. "Our goal is to head off the problem before it becomes a larger issue."

Not everyone sees it that way. Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, said consumers already know what they're looking for when they're browsing the grocery store aisles. But he doesn't necessarily see the petition as a bad thing.

"I think it actually could help us more than it could hurt us because it starts the national dialogue around what really is meat, and if the origin of meat really matters to the consumer," said Brown.

The cattle ranching group contends that if a product is going to be labeled "beef," it should come from the flesh of cattle. And that means products like veggie burgers and Tofurky won't make the cut.

While these foods are commonly dubbed "fake meat," there's a little more to the meat-substitute market than that. The Good Food Institute, which advocates a sustainable food supply, breaks it down into two categories: clean meat and plant-based meat.

Clean meat refers to "meat" grown in a lab from a small amount of animal stem cells. This kind of meat isn't on the market yet, but it's in development. Plant-based meat is anything that mimics traditional meat but is made mainly using plant ingredients.

For example, Beyond Meat is a plant-based protein producer that manufactures food products in a factory without using animals. It's Beyond Burger is so "meat-like," it even made its way into the meat aisle of grocery stores.

And it's not just vegetarians eating the plant-based burgers.

"From the consumers we see going to the meat case to buy our plant-based burgers where they're sold, we see about 70 percent of those are at least flexitarian, people that have meat in their diet as well as non-meat protein," said Brown.

Data from HealthFocus International show that 60 percent of U.S. consumers claim to be reducing their consumption of meat-based products. Of those cutting back, 55 percent say the change is permanent. So for companies cashing in on the growing plant-based food market, a naming war could make for a rocky relationship with the beef industry.

"We think that the cattlemen could face their competition head on," said Jessica Almy, policy director at the Good Food Institute. "Or like Tyson and Cargill, they could invest in the future. But rather than do that, they're petitioning the USDA to police the use of certain terms on labels and skew the playing field in the cattlemen's favor."

Inviting the government to weigh in on commercial speech raises concerns about the First Amendment, Almy added.

"I certainly think that with this petition, the cattlemen are asking the USDA to set itself up to lose in court," said Almy. "I think their proposal would violate the First Amendment if the USDA adopted it. The government only has the authority to regulate free speech, like telling plant-based and clean-meat companies how to label their products, if it's necessary to ensure consumers aren't misled."

To be sure, this isn't the first fight over food labeling. The dairy industry, for example, has had legal battles over product names like "butter" and "margarine," or "milk" and "soy milk" for years. Dairy farmers want to make terms like "milk" and "yogurt" exclusive. More than 20 years later, there's still no consensus.

Now, we're seeing a similar conflict with the cattlemen. And time may be running out for the government to pick a side in the labeling debate. Allied Market Research has said the plant-based industry could bring in $5.2 billion in sales by 2020, and that means a lot more "fake meat" products will be hitting the shelves.

"I think that clean meat and plant-based meat will make up the majority of meat purchases by 2050," said Almy. "This is just the beginning of a very, very big trend in the food industry. And I think that this is going to be the default meat that you get if you don't think about anything else."

So while some see plant-based food products as a fad, others see them as a revolutionary force in the food industry. And sooner or later, U.S. agencies are going to

Friday, February 23, 2018

Famous joint on Archer Ave has reopened!

Red Barrel Reopens This Week; High-End, Destination Restaurant on Archer Ave.

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

It's been quite some time since a top-shelf, destination
The iconic Red Barrel exterior.
 restaurant opened on the Southwest Side.

This Thursday, one will open in Archer Heights, in the old Red Barrel space just west of Archer and Kostner.

The owners, respected local businessmen (and brothers) Luis and Carlos Vazquez (of the Toro Construction Corporation in West Lawn) decided to revive the Red Barrelname--

Difficult to imagine a bill like this being seriously considered.....a sign of things to come?

House bill HR 4918 identifies ‘white supremacists’ and ‘right-wing extremists’ as domestic terrorists

On February 2, 2018, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives which should strike fear in white Americans, conservatives and Republicans.
The purpose of H.R. 4918: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018is “to authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the

George and Amal Clooney donate money to “March for Gun Control”

george clooney
Private protection: Only for the wealthy who can afford it.
Protection for me but not for thee.
From PeopleGeorge Clooney and Amal Clooney are adding their support for the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.
The couple announced they are making a donation to the upcoming “March for Our Lives” event in the name of their 8-month-old twins Ella and Alexander — and their family will attend, escorted by off-duty police officers. George also praised the survivors of the Florida school shooting for their bravery in a statement to PEOPLE.
“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” he said. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Billy Graham to be honored


NRA's LaPierre warns conservatives of 'socialist state'


National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Thursday warned conservatives that socialists are smearing gun rights advocates and seeking to eliminate their rights.

“Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more. These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims,” LaPierre told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

LaPierre claimed "European socialists” are taking over the Democratic Party. He also named the “Occupy” movement, Black Lives Matter and antifa as examples of social groups that he claimed

Rev. Billy Graham R.I.P.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gun control, Chiraq style:

 21 shot (4 killed) over the weekend & woman grazed by bullet in her living room

Welcome to Chicago sign
Please tell me, those who support #GunControlNow, how’s that strict gun control working in Chiraq?
The details of the weekend shootings are below. The details about the woman grazed by a bullet in her living room are here.
From MyFoxChicagoFour men were killed and at least 17 other people have been wounded in President’s Day weekend shootings across Chicago (as of 2:00 pm on Sunday).
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday morning in the Scottsdale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A male, whose age was unknown, was shot in the back about 5:22 a.m. in the 7700 block of South Kilbourn, according to Chicago Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately known.
Hours earlier, a man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the South Side Gresham neighborhood, police said. The men, ages 23 and 33, were standing on a sidewalk at 12:58 a.m. in the 1500 block of West 80th Street when they heard gunfire and realized they’d been shot, police

Media is steering the gun control bandwagon

The media has chosen to demonize the AR-15, next year it may be pistols

There is a reason whether call it fake news.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This man is not right


They call this "Christian Shaming", a phenomenon being intentionally put forth by certain media operatives

Shame on Joy Behar and her producers. Nothing short of her resignation will make this right. 

The son was angry because his parents took his Pokemon cards away


Government spending....out of control?

or is it designed to trip up a misbehaving lender?

A Real Solution fo School Shootings

by Paul Craig Roberts
Gun bans are no more effective than banning drugs. 
What explains school shootings and other mass shootings—the ones that are real? 
The gun control lobby blames “gun violence.” Gun violence is a non-sensical term. It attributes action and intent to an inanimate physical object as if the gun decides to kill people and moves around on its own pulling its own trigger. Clearly there is no such thing as gun violence. The reliance on such a nonsense term makes a person wonder what the real agenda is of gun control advocates.
People commit violence with guns, just as they do with bombs, Molotov cocktails, knives, baseball bats, tasers, rocks, slingshots, chainsaws, bows and arrows, cars, trucks, fists, and so on. How silly would you sound if you described American Indians’ use of bows and arrows as “bow and arrow violence” or refered to Jack-the-Ripper as “knife violence.” 
Nevertheless, the nonsense term has been used by gun control advocates for so many

Monday, February 19, 2018

I wonder who's organizing all this

American history suggests Centennials could turn the tide on the NRA.....just turn in your guns, the government will take care of you. 

Updated yesterday at 10:51pm
Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek.
VIDEO: Emotions run high as students demand gun law reform after 17 killed in Florida (ABC News)
The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida could have simply been destined to be added to a tragic list.
It was the 18th gun-related episode on American school grounds this year, I SAY BS prompting commentators to decry the violence but expect little change in gun laws as a result.
But Stoneman Douglas students are declaring they don't want to become just a number, organising protests, criticising President Donald Trump and confronting politicians over the

Sure it's good for you

Friday, February 16, 2018

Commander Paul R. Bauer R.I.P.


Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Nativity of Our Lord Church, 653 W. 37thSt. The funeral is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.

The procession starts west from the church in the 600 block of West 37th Street, then heads south on Halsted, east on Pershing to I-90/94E, then to I-57 south to 111th Street then to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

19th Ward residents are urged to line 111th Street as a sign of respect. The funeral will be passing through at about 12:20 P.M. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Career felon roaming the streets, looking to commit mayhem

Shomari Legghette - Cop Killer
He operated without any fear of the safeguards put into place by society, for the purpose of protecting life and property. Why did the system fail? What institution dropped the ball? Why was this creep on the streets?

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Race Baiting Title

Great plot, great acting, so why the name?

The sentiments expressed by our black alderman suggest that Van Dyke is being railroaded.....for political purposes

Black aldermen outraged by McCarthy's 'trigger pullers' comment

By: Mike Flannery 

Former police superintendent Garry McCarthy is facing a huge backlash over controversial comments he made about Laquan McDonald and Chicago’s African American population.
Now, African American leaders are sounding off, as if they would have ever voted for McCarthy.
“Everybody says he's walking away. It's not true to me. Walking away means you're

This is the best the artist could do?

It is not appealing to the eye.
Looks like he is sitting in a bed of poison ivy.