Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Why don't they just fire the bastard?

Attempting to undermine the government

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Free Money !!!!!!!

Another clusterf--- planned

  • Organizers planning an anti-violence march that could snarl traffic along its route from Lake Shore Drive to Wrigleyville during Thursday’s evening rush hour — before a Cubs game and on the first day of Lollapalooza — went to City Hall Monday and made it clear they don’t want Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s backing for their demonstration.

    Standing outside Emanuel’s office, the Rev. Gregory Livingston said it would be ridiculous to seek Emanuel’s approval since they are marching in part to call for him and police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to step down because of their inability to get the city’s violence under control. Livingston said he expects arrests at the march and did not rule out marchers attempting to force their way into Wrigley Field, where the Cubs are set to play the San Diego Padres that night.


    Acree and Livingston said they expect arrests.

    “We have people who are committed, who are ready to get arrested,” Acree added. “And those who don’t, they’ll stay back. But certainly, people are going to get arrested. And we will have attorneys and people who will provide resources to bail them out.”

This has recently been observed in Mt. Greenwood and Beverly


General John Kelly......has done so much good


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Notice to readers

I'm moving to Florida. I have endured my last Chicago winter and my house is sold. I won't be the only 19th warder there. I will have plenty of company.

I intend to keep this blog running until the truck has been loaded up. It is looking like a move on Labor Day weekend. After that, I will simply stop posting. Maybe I'll do a blog called 19th Ward in Florida. Who knows.

Thanks to all the readers and the commentators.


Democratic Socialist

Bernie Sanders and the $140,000 Audi R8....do as I say, not as I do.

Definition of hypocrisy:
The practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is a self-described socialist.
During the 2016 campaign on March 30, someone on the 4chan message board posted a picture of what appears to be Bernie Sanders driving an Audi R8, and the message:
“WTF / Bernie / Is this where my campaign donations are going”
Here’s the pic:
According to Car and Driver, the price of the Audi R8 sports car starts at$139,950.
If Bernie Sanders the socialist indeed drives an Audi R8, whether or not he had purchased it with campaign donations, it certainly is the height of hypocrisy.
TruthorFiction.com, which regularly and often repeats Snopes.com, airily dismisses the claim that Sanders is the driver:
An unidentified man with a passing resemblance to Bernie Sanders has been incorrectly identified as Bernie Sanders driving an Audi R8 by anonymous users of 4chan, an online forum known for disinformation campaigns…without providing any proof) that Sanders bought the $170,000 sport car using campaign funds….
Others, however, began posting follow-up images that they claimed proved that the man behind the wheel of the Audi R8 was, in fact, Bernie Sanders. One such user posted a photo of an Audi R8 behind what the user described as a Sanders’ campaign vehicles that featured prominent images of the Vermont senator’s face….
Those images actually show vehicles driven by the group “Black Men for Bernie,” a group that endorsed Bernie Sanders in 2016 campaign with the stated purposed of encouraging black men to “come together, join the fight with others, and take responsibility for their families and communities.” Members of the group drove vehicles and hosted pro-Sanders events, but Black Men for Bernie was not connected to Sanders’ official campaign — and there’s no indication that Sanders followed the group’s motorcade in an Audi R8….
In reality, the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has stringent rules about how leftover campaign funds can be used when a candidate like Bernie Sanders ends a White House bid. Needless to say, buying a $172,000 Audi R8 is not among them. Candidates can apply the balance to a future campaign, or donate it to a charity or political party.
Bernie Sanders had about $6 million in the bank by the time his presidential campaign ended in July 2016. It’s not clear exactly how Sanders spent that money….
In the end, the Bernie Sanders Audi R8 claim was based on one photo of a man with a passing resemblance to Sanders driving an Audi R8. Beyond unrelated photos and unsourced claims, there’s nothing to indicate Sanders bought an Audi R8 using $172,000 in leftover campaign funds. That’s why we’re calling this one “fiction.”
In other words, TruthorFiction dismissed on faith the 4chan claim — that because the FEC has strict rules on how campaign funds are to be used, then Bernie Sanders couldn’t possibly have used those funds to purchase an Audi R8.
But TruthorFiction doesn’t really know that:
  1. Bernie Sanders had not used campaign funds to buy an Audi R8.
  2. Bernie Sanders did buy an Audi R8 with other funds.
  3. The man in the pic is not Bernie Sanders.
So much for TruthorFiction‘s (lack of) evidence and flawed reasoning.
I found a pic of Sanders in profile to compare it with the man in the Audi R8:
Sure looks to me that it was Bernie Sanders driving that Audi R8 — same hair; same side-burn; same eyebrow; same type of glasses, with a solid-color ear-piece; same ear; same-shaped nose; same grim mouth with a thin upper lip.
Why is it so inconceivable that Bernie Sanders would drive a $140,000 sports car? After all, Bernie the Socialist is a millionaire and owns three homes:
  • A one-bedroom, 1½ bathrooms single-family home in Washington, DC, estimated by Zillow at $644,463.
  • A 4-beds, 2-baths home in Burlington, VT, estimated by Zillow at $415,489.
  • A $600,000 lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, which Bernie purchased five days after the 2016 Democratic National Convention in which he sold out his supporters by enthusiastically endorsing Hillary Clinton.
A millionaire socialist who owns 3 homes and drives a $140,000 sports car. Only in America!

Rahm is running

Now that Bridget Gainer has taken herself out and Tom Dart can't seem to grow some, it looks like clear sailing for his honor in 2019. Vallas and McCarthy are competent but have too much baggage.

Unless there is someone else out there.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Global warming....caused by Trump, no doubt

Global warming is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer

In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 photo, Muriel Lopez wipes his face of sweat during a break from roofing a house in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
In this Thursday, July 19, 2018 photo, Muriel Lopez wipes his face of sweat during a break from roofing a house in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
In the town of Sodankyla, Finland, the thermometer on July 17 registered a record-breaking 90 degrees, a remarkable figure given that Sodankyla is 59 miles north of the

A message from Alderman O'Shea




Illinois reform governor has accomplished nothing.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Chief Keef......as a mayoral candidate?

The thinking is that he is a tad too young

In a race for Mayor of Chicago, does he have a chance?

Chance the Rapper

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Chance the Rapper
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Chance the Rapper performing at Red Rocks in 2017
BornChancelor Jonathan Bennett
April 16, 1993 (age 25)[1]
ChicagoIllinois, U.S.
ResidenceStreeterville, Chicago[2]
Other namesChano[3]
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
  • philanthropist
Years active2011–present
Partner(s)Kirsten Corley (engaged)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett (born April 16, 1993), known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, potential mayoral candidate and philanthropist from the West Chatham neighborhood of ChicagoIllinois. In 2013, he began to gain recognition following the release of his second mixtape, Acid Rap. Apart from his solo career, he is a member of the Chicago collective SaveMoney (along with frequent collaborator Vic Mensa). He has worked as the lead vocalist for the band The Social Experiment; they released the album Surf in May 2015.
In May 2016, Bennett released his third mixtape Coloring Book to critical acclaim. It earned him three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap AlbumColoring Book became the first streaming-only album to receive a nomination for, and win, a Grammy.

Chancelor Jonathan Bennett was born in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Ken Williams-Bennett, was an aide to former Chicago mayor Harold Washington and then-Senator Barack Obama. His mother, Lisa Bennett,[4] is a secretary for the office of Illinois Attorney General. Bennett grew up in the middle-class neighborhood of West Chatham on Chicago's South

Dumb and Stupid......both



I was just on the copa website, it is anything but user friendly. I think it was designed by an idiot. 

This database is contributing to Chicago's murder rate, get rid of it and watch the murder rate drop

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Midway Disaster (United Airlines Flight 553)

The dismal governor

Must read....not for the feeble or presumptuous minded

Told the truth
The All-Pervasive Military/Security Complex

The article below by Professor Joan Roelofs is reproduced with permission from CounterPunch.
The article appeared in the print edition of CounterPunch Vol. 25, No. 3, and is available online at https://joanroelofs.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/insecurity-blanket.pdf 
The article is long but very important and is worth a careful read. It shows that the military/security complex has woven itself so tightly into the American social, economic, and political fabric as to be untouchable. President Trump is an extremely brave or foolhardy person to take on this most powerful and pervasive of all US institutions by trying to normalize US relations with Russia, chosen by the military/security complex as the “enemy” that justifies its enormous budget and power. 
In 1961 President Eisenhower in his last public address to the American people warned us

The Vortex—GOD Bless the USA

Free Blago

Patti Blagojevich plays her Trump card: It’s all Barack Obama’s fault combined with the fact that Rod was a major asshole to everyone. 

Not even major assholes have to do 14 years.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

NAFTA and a few other items

Paul Craig Roberts
For two decades the offshoring of American jobs to Asia and Mexico has destroyed the careers and incomes of tens of millions of US citizens, the pension tax base for state and local governments, the federal tax base for Social Security and Medicare, and the opportunity society that once characterized the United States of America.
The rise in corporate profits that resulted from substituting foreign labor for American labor rewarded corporate executives and boards, hedge funds, large shareholders, and Wall Street with profits at the expense of the American population and the US economy.
The low rates of economic growth claimed since the alleged recovery from the 2008 financial crisis that resulted from financial deregulation, a huge mistake made by politicians in service to capitalist greed, is based entirely on under-measuring inflation. Allegedly, Americans have suffered no inflation for a decade, but anyone who buys anything knows that that is a lie. What jobs offshoring did is to destroy the growth in productivity based US consumer purchasing power that drove the US economy. In short, the short-sighted