Friday, March 30, 2018

Fire Department Fistfight

Chicago Fire Department lieutenant faces a misdemeanor charge after he punched his colleague in the face at a Far South Side fire station, according to authorities.

Chicago fire Lt. Leonard Johnson, 53, was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor battery after an argument with a 52-year-old male firefighter descended into a fistfight, according to a Chicago police spokeswoman.
Around 8:30 a.m., Johnson and the firefighter were involved in a dispute at a fire station where they both work in the 1700 block of West 95th Street in the city’s Beverly neighborhood, police said

The disagreement turned physical, and Johnson hit the man twice in the face, according to police. The man, who suffered a cut to the lip, was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.

Johnson, who has worked for the Fire Department for about 20 years, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was treated for a cut to his knuckle.

The incident is under investigation, as to who called the police though Johnson has not been suspended or placed on leave, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sox Win Opener 14-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Most days, Tim Anderson's performance would have made him the star.
Matt Davidson showed up his Chicago White Sox teammate. The young designated hitter became the fourth player in major league history to homer three times on opening day , while Anderson had to settle for just two of Chicago's six home runs , and the White Sox pounded the Kansas City Royals 14-7 on Thursday to spoil their 50th anniversary celebration.

Chappaquiddick, the movie

‘Chappaquiddick’ Focuses Viewers On The Young Woman Ted Kennedy Left To Die

John Curran’s ‘Chappaquiddick’ accomplishes its goal of telling the story of the notorious events of July 1969 while showing an admirable level of focus and discipline.

By Ellie Bufkin
MARCH 27, 2018

In his 1990 GQ profile of Sen. Ted Kennedy, the late Michael Kelly quotes a Boston Herald writer: “It isn’t really considered summer in Cape Cod until the senator drives on the sidewalk for the first time.” Isn't that just so cute behavior for a man that is supposed to serve as a role model for his nephews.

Whether good or bad, everyone has an opinion of Ted Kennedy. He remained tabloid fodder until late in life, and was always surrounded by controversy. There was no incident more controversial than when young Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in his car in the summer of 1969.

The incident was surrounded by inconsistent stories, lack of evidence, and wavering public opinion.

Paul Vallas

Very smart fiscal operator, that probably won't matter in a
race where people like to base their vote on hate or at
least, whom they dislike the most. 

'He's in it to win': Paul Vallas joins mayoral race

Former CPS CEO and constant bureaucrat Paul Vallas finally is jumping into the mayoral race, seeking to dethrone Rahm Emanuel. Only problem is Rahm Emanuel is not running. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Check this out......gun control

Gun Control Explained

by Paul Craig Roberts
The shameless liars that comprise the US media intentionally exaggerated the marchers against “gun violance” by four times the acutal number. 
Why are the media presstitutes involved in advocacy of agendas and not in reporting factual news? 
Recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe that gun ownership makes people safer. Americans do not believe that people should be denied safety because of an occasional nutcase or a staged shooting to advance the gun control agenda. Indeed, they wonder who is behind the gun control agenda. They wonder about the dumbshits who are protesting the Second Amendment instead of Washington’s rush into conflict with Russia. 
I have no doubt that gun control groups are organized by agents of the police state. The

First Cousins?

The curious case of Parkland school shooting student survivor Emma Gonzalez, read this and then consider what happened at Sandy Hook. 

After the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, two student “survivors” — Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg — were interviewed on CNN, demanding gun control and trashing President Trump and the NRA.
Note that at the 0:14 mark in the video, the CNN anchor woman clearly identified both Gonzalez and Hogg as Douglas High students:
Two of those students who [sic] you’ll recognize join us now, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg.”
Throughout the interview with CNN, Gonzalez repeatedly identified as a student.
At the 2:35 mark, Gonzalez said:

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Idiot of the week award

Matt O'Shea demands that IDOT clean up cesspool along Dan Ryan Expressway

CTA Red Line trains along the Dan Ryan Expressway filled with local residents on the way downtown, to look for a job.  | John H. White/Sun-Times
A pair of South Side aldermen demanded Monday that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up the embarassing mess left behind on the shoulder of the Dan Ryan Expy. by motorists who cavalierly toss their trash out the window.
Ald. Mike Zalewski (23rd) and Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the southbound Ryan in particular is a pigpen that provides an ugly impression of Chicago, even though the city is

Monday, March 26, 2018

Foxx attempts to outfox Madigan


This is really about something bigger. 

Where is this punk's parents?

foul mouth kid

We could do worse!

Can a guy with a Bronx accent become mayor of Chicago?

Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who declared his candidacy for mayor on Wednesday, sat for an interview the next day with longtime City Hall reporter Fran Spielman at the Chicago Sun-Times. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
It isn’t that the mayor of Chicago can’t be from New York.
In fact, the city’s first and arguably most significant mayor, William B. Ogden — who pushed for a new, disruptive technology called the railroad — was born in New York City, and six of the first 10 Chicago mayors came from New York State, part of the invasion of

Coming to Illinois soon


The bad guys carry now. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Instigator and opportunist, he wasn't a student there

Who is David Hogg, Florida Parkland School shooting survivor?

This is what David Hogg claims to be:
  • 17-year-old student, a senior, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (CNN).
  • The son of a FBI agent — the federal agency that is so maligned by President Trump.
  • He and his family moved to Florida several years ago, when he was a freshman. Hogg once wrote on Reddit about moving in the middle of his freshman year and how hard it was because so many people in high school weren’t authentic (Heavy).
  • Hogg is an aspiring broadcast journalist.
  • He said he was in his environmental science class when he heard the first gunshots, and that they never had an active shooter drill at the school.
  • He told CNN that during the shooting, he hid in a closet in the school — where he is a student. He said all he could think was “Tell the story.” So, while the gunman was shooting, the very brave Hogg pulled out his phone and interviewed people near him about what was happening because “I want to show these people exactly what’s going on when these children are facing bullets

Cardinal Dolan: Democrats have abandoned Catholics

Democratic support for traditional Catholic beliefs is quite hostile
By Cardinal Timothy Dolan | The Wall Street Journal

A couple of events over the past few weeks brought to mind two towering people who had a tremendous effect on the Archdiocese of New York and the U.S. more broadly. Their witness is worth remembering, especially in this political moment.

Last Saturday’s feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of our cathedral and archdiocese, reminded me of Archbishop John Hughes. As the first archbishop of New York (1842-64), “Dagger John” displayed dramatic reverence for the dignity of Irish immigrants. Thousands arrived daily in New York — penniless, starving and sometimes ill — only to be met with hostility, bigotry and injustice.

An immigrant himself, Hughes prophetically and vigorously defended their dignity. Because the schools at the time were hostile to these immigrants, he initiated Catholic schools to provide children with a good education sensitive to their religion and to prepare them as responsible, patriotic citizens. The schools worked. Many remain open to this day, their mission unchanged.

The second event was the recent funeral of a great African-American woman, Dolores Grier. A

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Garry McCarthy announces run for mayor of Chicago!

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Monday night he will run for mayor against Rahm Emanuel.
McCarthy released the following statement regarding his campaign for mayor:
“It is no secret that Chicago is on the wrong path. This administration has brought us our failed education system, the overwhelming tax burden on hard-working people, and the violent crime that plagues the entire city. Over the past year, thousands of Chicagoans have approached and encouraged me to run for mayor to fix these problems. Under the current administration, we've heard nothing but broken promises

Man investigating Seth Rich murder is shot

Did Clinton Crime Family call a hit on Jack Burkman?

Washington Post: Lobbyist says he was nearly killed by man he hired to investigate Seth Rich’s death

“It’s a horror story,” Burkman, of Arlington, said in an interview Monday afternoon. He is still recovering after being shot several times and run over by an SUV last Tuesday.

Interest Rates

Up They Go

The Significance of Today’s Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve, under new chairman Jerome “Jay” Powell, raised the federal funds target rate 25 basis points today. It was Powell’s first significant move as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Let me first give my opinion of Jay Powell before weighing on the implications of today’s decision.
I worked with Jay Powell when he was at the U.S. Treasury and I was general counsel of a major primary dealer in government securities. The primary dealers act as underwriters at auctions of U.S. Treasury securities, so in effect, Jay was my firm’s biggest customer.
My impression of him was that he was highly professional and always acted in the

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

This is the personification of what is wrong with local government

Running Cook County government with a racist and incompetent attitude.
Makes no bones about it, her priority is 'people of color'.

Monday, March 19, 2018


One of the last conservative democrats. If we lose him, we lose a lifestyle and a culture.

Fire Mueller

an unprecedented investigation, nothing there

The threat to sanction free thought and discussion


Loyola Basketball

Loyola-Chicago savoring sweet NCAAs after grassroots rebuild

DALLAS (AP) - Porter Moser wants his Loyola-Chicago players to savor every moment of the NCAA Tournament. It took the Ramblers a long time, and last-moment shots in consecutive games, to go from what the coach termed a "grassroots rebuild" to the Sweet 16.
"It's amazing when you have a group of people who believe," Moser said. "I mean, just this group is resilient. They believe."
Maybe on this Sunday, when they returned home to Chicago from Dallas, they took the chance to catch their breath a bit - and say a prayer or two of thanks.
"We knew we were having to win and win the conference and then get to the conference tournament, and it's been this mentality of you win, enjoy the moment," Moser said. "I'm letting them enjoy it because it's a mature, close group. And I want them to enjoy it. Then the next day, we all say put it in the bank, next one up."
In 100 years of basketball at Loyola, a Catholic college in the heart of Chicago with of about 16,000 students, no team has won more games than this year's Ramblers (30-5), the No. 11 seed in the South Region.
"It just means the world to us to bring that pride back to this program," senior guard Ben Richardson said.
They matched the 29 wins of their 1963 national championship team when Donte Ingram's last-moment 3-pointer beat Miami in the NCAA opener Thursday. They broke that mark two days later, when Clayton Custer's jumper got a friendly bounce off the rim with 3.6 seconds left for a win over Tennessee.
"It just means our season is not over," senior Aundre Jackson said. "We've reached no finish line."
Loyola plays in Atlanta on Thursday night against No. 7 seed Nevada, which had a huge rally Sunday night to beat No. 2 seed Cincinnati 75-73 .
The Ramblers will get another pregame prayer from Sister Jean, their 98-year-old team chaplain who also provides her own scouting reports and notes of encouragement to the Ramblers. Jean Dolores Schmidt was in Dallas, and plans to be in Atlanta as well.
Along with their national title, the Ramblers went to the Sweet 16 in their last NCAA Tournament appearance 33 years ago before Patrick Ewing and Georgetown beat them in the third round.
But when Moser arrived in 2011, and endured a 7-23 debut season with only one win in the Horizon League, there was little interest in the program that would move to the Missouri Valley Conference two years later.
Moser, an assistant coach for the late Rick Majerus at St. Louis before that, recalls only a couple hundred people at games, and his family walking through the student union with more people there than in the basketball arena. Still, Moser had a plan, one without shortcuts, to create a winning culture.
"I'm blessed, so blessed that Loyola University, the administrators, the fan base, they were steadfast on how I was saying I was going to do it with good kids, good people. We weren't going to bend on the academic reputation," he said. "All our kids graduate. We've got high-character kids, and it was a credit to them. And in this day and age, because I know fan bases all over want it so fast."
Time after time when speaking to groups and fans, the coach who is from the Chicago area repeatedly asked people to imagine Loyola getting back to the NCAA Tournament - and advancing.
"I just kept on pounding that vision," Moser said. "It isn't just me. It is an absolute wide stretch of people at Loyola that has had that vision to do it the right way with a good foundation of great kids, great student-athletes."
Everybody can surely see that now.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ives vs. Rauner

Rauner seeks re-election, but right-wing rival Ives seeks a ‘reckoning’

State Rep. Jeanne Ives (left) and Gov. Bruce Rauner. | Sun-Times file photos
The insurgency began with the stroke of a pen.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signing of House Bill 40 in September expanded public funding of abortion in Illinois, alienated a huge portion of his Republican base and spawned a challenger who hopes to make him the state’s first incumbent governor to lose a primary contest in four decades.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives has built a grassroots campaign to unseat Rauner by stoking that outrage, a growing disenchantment with the governor that has included his public split from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute — whose staffers briefly populated top levels

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ugly........messing with the guy's family......bad form

Jeff Sessions Fires FBI’s Andrew McCabe Days Before Retirement

Following an investigation into what he called ‘allegations of misconduct,’ the attorney general announced the former FBI deputy director’s firing late Friday night.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a late-night statement Friday that he had fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, following an investigation by the Justice Department inspector general that found McCabe had “made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor—including under oath—on multiple occasions.”
In the statement, released at 9:59 p.m. EST, Sessions said that based on the inspector general’s report and the findings of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility, “I have terminated the employment of Andrew McCabe effective immediately.”