Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside - Live at Slane Castle

Is Lightfoot mentally fit to hold her office?

You tell me.
View the below link.

2d city copper doesn't think so. Neither does Brian Quinn, citizen and patriot.

NATO ‘Ally’ Germany Won’t Back U.S. in Gulf to Avoid War with Iran

who's daughter is she?

The U.S. has requested naval cooperation from Germany in the Strait of Hormuz as tensions with Iran escalate, but the political leaders of the European nation have refused to assist their NATO allies.

The German Federal Foreign Office said that Washington has approached them to contribute to a new surveillance mission in the Persian Gulf but had rejected the appeal saying there was no prospect of a contribution, German tabloid Bild reports.

Germany’s allies, including the U.S. and the UK, have been attacked in the Persian Gulf by Iran in

Two moms shot dead and it's just a coincidence?


Seven children have lost their mothers and nobody could give a hoot. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Coli pleads guilty, will cooperate with Feds!

Ex-labor leader pleads guilty in extortion case and tries to save his own ass. 

John T. Coli, who has ties to many prominent local politicians, will cooperate with federal investigations as part of his plea deal. He will probably drag a dozen or so pols down with him. It's not going to be a very merry Christmas for anyone that had dealings with Coli.

By Jon Seidel Updated Jul 30, 2019, 10:35am CDT

Ex-Teamster leader John T. Coli as he leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty to taking part in a scheme to shake down a Chicago film studio. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

A onetime labor leader with ties to several prominent Illinois politicians pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday in a lesser-known extortion case that still threatens to reach deep into the state’s halls of power.

Rising sea levels will soon make this video impossible!

WTF are they so pissed off about?

91% of Democrats See Political Violence Coming. What That May Mean for You

The Washington Examiner reports that the vast majority of Democrats expect to see politically-motivated violence resulting from the current political war of words. In fact, 91% of Democrats believe this, compared to “only” 61% of Republicans.
Here’s an excerpt from the Examiner story:
After a week that saw President Trump and his foes toss toxic words at each other, there is now a

And this is coming to Chicago too!

Liberal utopia of Baltimore: Rat and rodent-infested, demorat-run city

By now you’ve heard about the big uproar over President Trump tweeting the truth about demorat-run Baltimore: It’s been infested with rats and rodents for A LONG TIME.
See the following videos:
Yet apparently speaking the truth is now raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist
Instead of addressing Baltimore’s many, many problems, the liberals choose to attack the messenger and his supporters. Because you know, OrangeManBad.
Keep it up libtards. At this rate, y’all will go completely bonkers in November 2020.

Coming to Chicago soon!

Liberal utopia of Los Angeles: Take a look at Skid Row…

You own this, Mayor Garcetti and your fellow demorats. Y’all OWN this.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Now this is strange, one would think he would know better.......Bizzare

From #MeToo to GoFundMe: Sisters of ousted Madigan aide ask donors to help him ‘Rebuild His Life’
Kevin Quinn has been embroiled in many controversies, including a contentious divorce and federal

Now is the time.....Jerry Joyce for Cook County State's Attorney


Jerry had a very respectable tally considering it was his first campaign. Such a showing suggest that the electorate likes the qualities possessed by a sensible, hard-working family man. Jerry has a very bright future if he chooses to pursue public service. May I suggest that he be a candidate for the office of Cook County State's Attorney in 2020. It's time to restore the rule of law and order. Jerry will represent the interest of the citizens.


Jeremiah Joyce Jr. for State's Attorney 

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, sold himself as the 'law-and-order' candidate. The only candidate without baggage. The only candidate that makes

Bumped Up......When the FDIC loses money on a bank, you can damn well bet that they will find out what happened!

The investigation of what happened at Washington Federal Bank is front and center. Feds are determined to trace every dime.  

  • How many millions did this bank lose?
  • Who got loans from this bank?
  • Who's loans were not performing?
  • What was the nature of the relationship between the bank's auditor and the 11th Ward Regular Democratic Organization?
  • What other banks did this Auditor represent? 
  • Was the bank paying commissions for loans? 

This is a strange story

Dingle's Fungie becomes oldest dolphin in history to maintain human contact

IrishCentral Staff  @IrishCentral Jul 29, 2019

A Dingle tourist favorite, the playful bottlenose dolphin has broken a historic record as the longest living solitary dolphin in world history

Fungie is officially the longest living solitary dolphin on the planet, according to a new marine study.

Fungie the dolphin, who has resided off the coast of Dingle, in County Kerry, for over 35 years is now middle-aged. The celebrity dolphin is a massive draw for tourist in the region as the friendly dolphin seems to relish putting on a show for visiting boats in the bay.

The Marine Connection Study, first launched in 2008, released the second edition of its Lone Rangers

9 dead, 39 wounded, 2 stabbed, 1 electrocuted as Chicago is invaded by clowns

there's going to be a reckoning

 - At least 48 people were shot — eight fatally — in incidents of gun violence within city limits over the weekend.
Shootings escalated as the weekend went on: Nine people were wounded Friday after 5 p.m., 15 were shot Saturday and Sunday saw 24 people shot.

Oshkosh F-22 Raptor Twilight Afterburner Demo

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Call for an Investigation

Bishop Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is calling for an exhaustive investigation into how and why former Cardinal McCarrick’s misbehavior was so well known yet he was allowed to rise in rank so high. 

Trump is right, Baltimore is a s---hole

Stay And Fight, Here’s Why… A Bishop Speaks To A Suffering Church


So, what do you do about the scandals in the Church? Well, for most subscribers to this publication the answer is pretty clear: Church is home and we don’t intent to be run out of it. We may not like what has transpired, and while we have some qualms about some of the people running things, we believe in the institution.

That’s fine as far as it goes. But how do you convince you children, family members, and friends who are verging on leaving to find another church (or worse, who are ready to join the chorus of the “nones,” those who subscribe to no faith) to stay.

It’s easy to sit back and complain, or to point fingers at this bishop, or that cardinal, and it’s even hip to point to the Pope. Throw in the Vatican Bank scandal, freemasonry, and the Sankt Gallen Mafia and — voila! — a real conspiracy whose evil members must be rooted out.
That might work for many of us, but what about those who might be a little fainthearted, or those who, post-scandal, aren’t sure what is right and what is not? For those, as well as the rest of us already determined to see this thing through, Bishop Robert Barron — I’m tempted to put the word “celebrity” before his name — auxiliary for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has written a nifty little book entitled, Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis.

At 105 pages, this book, in five short essay-length chapters, is an easy, quick read designed

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Oshkosh Air Show Live

The Real Thing

Former Dem judge says he’ll run against Kim Foxx as Republican
Former Cook County Judge Pat O’Brien, once a high-ranking county prosecutor, argued that under Kim Foxx, “The only people who can say they are safer are the people committing crimes.”
By Mark Brown@MarkBrownCST Jul 26, 2019, 5:34pm CDT

Pat O’Brien Law Office of Laura J. Morass

Former Cook County Judge Pat O’Brien, once a high-ranking county prosecutor, said Friday he plans to run against State’s Attorney Kim Foxx as a Republican, offering a stinging assessment of the first-term incumbent as “unfit” for the job.

Under Foxx, O’Brien argued, “The only people who can say they are safer are the people committing crimes.”

O’Brien, 69, filed paperwork this week with the State Board of Elections to form a campaign

Public Service

How Illinois pols have pocketed more than $5 million in what Barack Obama once dubbed ‘legalized bribery’

Dozens of former elected officials have kept campaign cash for themselves. It’s all legal under a loophole in the state’s ethics reform. ‘I’m the charity,’ says one ex-legislator who pocketed $583,357 —

Friday, July 26, 2019

Bears look to be good. Take a look at the new Bear fans.

Posted Jul 25 2019 07:32PM CDT

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) - Wearing a No. 34 jersey to honor Walter Payton's birthday, running back
Tarik Cohen burned rubber in a three-wheeled slingshot on Thursday while tearing around the parking

Big Deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The British navy has begun escorting vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian forces seized a British-flagged tanker.
In a statement Thursday, Britain's Defense Ministry said that "the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups,

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mike Thompson has a strong connection to the 19th Ward

As CEO of Fair Oaks Farms, Michael L. Thompson, barely remembers the game that taught him one of his most valuable lessons in business and life. At 6 feet 9 inches, and 200 pounds, he was a forward for Cornell University’s basketball team during his senior year—No. 22. The life-shaping event occurred during the 1976-77 season when Cornell was in a fierce battle against Princeton University, the No. 1 team in the Ivy League Conference. Playing on their home court, Cornell was down by a single point. Cheers filled the arena as a teammate passed Thompson the ball.
With less than a minute left on the clock, he was well aware that making the basket would mean a Cornell victory. He takes the shot. Thompson had visualized the ball going in the hoop. In reality, it


Liberal utopia of San Francisco: Car break-ins double at Golden Gate parking lot

Feces, needles, drugs, rats and car break-ins! Aren’t you in a hurry to plan your next vacation to San Francisco?
Even if this article claims that break-ins have declined, it must just be for this year. My blog post from last September told a difference story: “San Francisco had more than 30,000 car break-ins reported last year. The number of break-ins has tripled since 2010.”
From SF Gate: Signs that urge, “PREVENT AUTO THEFT – TAKE YOUR VALUABLES WITH YOU,” are posted throughout the parking lot at the Golden Gate Bridge. But despite the warning signs, car break-ins are on the rise at the iconic San Francisco tourist attraction, which brings in more than 10 million visitors per year.
As first reported by KGO, there has been a spike in auto burglaries at the bridge’s parking areas. Seventy-one incidents were reported in just the past seven months — more than double last year’s total of 38, according to Golden Gate Bridge law enforcement.
Burglars tend to target vehicles with visible personal belongings, like suitcases, purses, backpacks, and other possessions of potential value. Tourists who come to visit the Golden Gate Bridge are especially easy targets.
This uptick in auto burglaries at Golden Gate parking lots contrasts with a city-wide decline in car break-ins, as reported by The Chronicle. Even so, this downward trend translates to 1,932 vehicle break-ins across San Francisco in the month of June alone.
Often, the auto burglars get away with the crime, too. The Chronicle found that only 2% of car break-in cases result in arrest.

Interesting Take

U.S. Must Turn to Russia to Contain China

Vladimir Putin stands accused in the media and global public opinion of rigging his recent reelection, imprisoning his political enemies, murdering Russian spies turned double-agent, meddling in Western elections, seizing Crimea, destabilizing Ukraine, supporting a murderous dictator in Syria and exporting arms to terrorist nations like Iran.

At the same time, the country of Russia is more than Mr. Putin, despite his authoritarian and heavy-handed methods. Russia is the world’s 12th-largest economy, with a GDP in excess of $1.5 trillion, larger than many developed economies such as Australia (No. 13), Spain (No. 14) and the Netherlands (No. 18).

Its export sector produces a positive balance of trade for Russia. Russia has not had a trade deficit in over 20 years. Russia’s oil output has dropped to a three year-low after concerns about contaminated oil, but it’s still one of the world’s top three oil producers, along with Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Russia has the largest landmass of any country in the world and a population of 146.8 million people, the ninth largest of any country. Russia is also the third-largest gold-producing nation in the world

Curious that the Cook County State's Attorney didn't object to any of this.

hears no evil, sees no evil

has no opinion about the Arroyo ticket case either

Former judge: Jussie Smollett lawyers not licensed to practice in Illinois
Retired judge Sheila O’Brien, who successfully petitioned to have a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the “Empire” actor, said Smollett’s lawyers can’t challenge judge’s ruling in the case.

By Andy Grimm@agrimm34 Jul 24, 2019, 9:45pm CDT
Flanked by his lawyer, Tina Glandian, right, “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago after a March hearing at which prosecutors dropped charges against the actor. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Lawyers for former “Empire” star Jussie Smollett can’t challenge a judge’s decision to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the actor, because they aren’t licensed to practice law in Illinois, according to

Nothing is as it appears

Jeffrey Epstein on suicide watch after accused sex trafficker is found injured in New York jail


Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is on a suicide watch after the wealthy financier was found mysteriously injured in his cell in a federal jail in New York City, WNBC-TV reported Wednesday night.

According to sources, officials do not know whether Epstein tried to hang himself, if he staged a suicide attempt, or if he was assaulted.

The former friend of presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton is accused of sexually abusing dozens of young girls at his New York and Florida residences in the early 2000s.

Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is on a suicide watch after the wealthy financier was found mysteriously injured in his cell in a federal jail in New York City, WNBC-TV reported Wednesday night.

Epstein, who was arrested in early July on federal charges, was on the floor of his cell in a fetal position

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Mayor Lightfoot calls FOP Vice President a Clown!

Just like in New York City. What have the police done that that could justify such disrespect from the mayor? 

What does the County Board know?

No one on County Board sharing Arroyo’s view of inspector general
The Sun-Times found no groundswell of discontent with the inspector general on the 19-member County Board. Commissioner Sean Morrison, R-Palos Park, said he has “zero problems” with Patrick Blanchard and suggested the problem was with Arroyo’s intervention in his friend’s parking ticket situation.

By Rachel Hinton Jul 24, 2019, 5:00pm CDT

Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr., left, in 2013; Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard in 2012. Chicago Sun-Times file photos.

Days after Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. said he and other members of the County Board were concerned about Inspector General Patrick Blanchard’s fitness for the position, no commissioners were willing to publicly share such reservations.

Eleven commissioners polled by the Chicago Sun-Times on Tuesday and Wednesday about Blanchard gave varying responses from full-throated support for the watchdog to avoiding commenting on the matter.

“I’m not concerned at all — I voted to confirm him,” veteran Commissioner Larry Suffredin, D-Evanston, said. “I think that there is no showing of bias on his part, and I would expect that there are

China takes aim at U.S., Taiwan in new military blueprint

they are going to come after us with their knock-offs

Gerry Shih, The Washington Post 

 FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2009, file photo, paramilitary police on board a truck with a banner which reads " against ethnic separatist" in the aftermath of ethnic violence that killed 156 people in Urumqi, western China's Xinjiang region. China says it will not "renounce the use of force" in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vows to take all necessary military measures to defeat "separatists." In a national defense white paper released Wednesday, July 24, China listed among its top priorities its resolve to contain "Taiwan independence" and combat what it considers separatist forces in Tibet and the far west region of Xinjiang. Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, AP / AP2009

BEIJING - China sharpened its hostility toward the United States and Taiwan in a new high-level report on its future military strategy that accused Washington and its allies of undermining global stability.
Releasing the document on Wednesday, officials of the People's Liberation Army repeatedly warned

White Privilege in New York City


Rather than teach the kids reading, writing and arithmetic, they instead focus on racism, white privilege and hate.


former patriot, bought and paid for by the swamp


Fox’s Chris Wallace: Mueller Testimony a ‘Disaster for the Democrats’ and for His Reputation

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Meet Boris Johnson, more like Trump than Trump

New Prime Minister of Great Britain

Seems ok, but will have his hands full considering that the majority of his population is composed of bully psychos and would-be terrorist. 

Eisenhower's Lockheed Air Force One, Columbine

Lightfoot outlines plan to ease punitive ticketing, towing and booting policy

The plan includes ending license suspensions for non-moving violations and reinstating a 15-day grace period for vehicle sticker renewals.

By Fran Spielman  Jul 23, 2019, 5:00am CDT

Chicago’s punitive ticketing policies have forced some people into bankruptcy. Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on a promise to bring equity to an overly punitive ticketing, towing and booting policy that has unfairly targeted minorities and forced thousands into bankruptcy.

On Tuesday, the new mayor will outline her plan to start delivering on those promises.

The mayor’s ticket-debt relief plan, to be introduced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, would:

Commissioner Arroyo is kinda requesting los specialo fiscales.

is sorry for something but not quite sure what

Arroyo says he didn’t try to fix friend’s ticket, accuses cop and inspector general of ‘racial bias’

The county commissioner says accusations leveled by the county inspector general makes him and other board members “concerned about his fitness for this position.”

States Attorney Foxx is mum. Most likely will demur to the Feds. 

By Rachel Hinton  Updated Jul 22, 2019, 12:32pm CDT

Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. says he didn’t ask to dismiss a friend’s parking ticket when he got involved in a situation documented in a Cook County inspector general report.

“I requested that the situation surrounding the issuing of the parking ticket be investigated because I believe this ticket was issued as a result of racial bias and discrimination,” Arroyo said.

The “accusation” that he did seek to get the ticket tossed out, which was leveled against him in the report released last week by Inspector General Patrick Blanchard, now makes Arroyo and other commissioners concerned about Blanchard’s “fitness for this position,” Arroyo said in a statement

Monday, July 22, 2019

NYC Police assaulted in Harlem, disgusting

This happened today. New York City is rotten to the core.

CPD should try this!

Illinois police department tells criminals to stay inside during heat wave

This is not from The Onion.
From MyFoxChicagoCriminal activity has been officially canceled in one suburban Chicago town due to the extreme heat that’s cooking most of the country.
“It is just too hot to be outside committing crimes,” the Park Forest Police Department said on Facebook Friday. “We’re asking all aspiring criminals, seasoned veterans, and those who find themselves

Trump Supporter

Pot, good for society?

Pot goes mainstream at major investor conference in Chicago: ‘It definitely seems like it’s legitimized’
Absent from the Chicago event were stoner-types donning tie-dyed T-shirts or any other vestiges of the hippie subculture that has long been associated with pot use in America.
By Tom Schuba Jul 22, 2019, 4:00am CDT

A woman shows off a CBD product at the Arcview Investor Forum at the Fairmont Hotel Chicago on July 17, 2019. Provided/Arcview Investor Forum

Men clad in sport coats mulled about and women clutching designer navigated the second floor of a Loop hotel hosting a major investment conference.

Like countless business conferences held in Chicago, the Arcview Investor Forum — held over four days last week at Fairmont Chicago at 200 N. Columbus Drive — offered attendees the chance to hear

Special Prosecutor Time

micro managed the states attorneys office?

needed to be managed?

what did they do? when did they do it?
what will their underlings say?

Search for Jussie Smollett special prosecutor narrows

Judge Michael Toomin has at least a few state’s attorneys willing to investigate ‘Empire’ actor and Kim Foxx.

The investigation will be as easy as follow the text messages. The suspects were arrogant idiots.

By Andy Grimm@agrimm34 Jul 21, 2019, 4:20pm CDT
Judge Michael Toomin apparently is still looking for someone to step up as special prosecutor and review the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, shown here posing for a selfie with a fan as he left the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

A Cook County judge is narrowing his search for a special prosecutor to investigate how State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office handled the controversial decision to dismiss felony charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

Nearly a month after Judge Michael Toomin announced he would appoint a prosecutor to review the case — which could lead to Smollett being recharged — Toomin appears already to have ruled out

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Iran has returned the favor and there is nothing England can do about it.

the english are bullies

A few weeks ago, the British Royal Navy seized an Iranian tanker as it passed by Gibraltar. The reason for the seizure was unclear and legally questionable. The English people instantly let out chants of bravo, as such events are few and far between. Yesterday, Iran grabbed an English tanker in this war of tit for tat, and now the English are uttering silly threats of vengeance. 

Putting the righteous of each country's claims aside, in traditional English fashion, they started this one. England has always looked for what they perceived as easy targets and then attacked. It makes them feel good. The North American Indians, India, Egypt, South Africa, Rhodesia, Palestine, Argentina and of course Ireland have all experienced the English style of psychotherapy. The current spat with Iran will be different. The English can't do anything about Iran as Trump is wisely determined to keep the US out of a war (for now). Enjoy.

Preferential treatment for Latinos or just old-fashioned ticket fixin?

the great defender of Latinos, here, there and everywhere

County pol Luis Arroyo says getting buddy’s parking ticket tossed was to help all Latinos ‘not just someone I know’

The latest chapter in the saga of Chicago clout began with the release of a Cook County inspector general’s report on Monday and saw the resignation a day later of the Cook County Forest Preserve Police chief.

By Rachel Hinton  Updated Jul 19, 2019, 12:19pm CDT

After his pal tried to clout his way out of a parking ticket by uttering that classic Chicago question, “Do you know who I am?” Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr. didn’t hesitate to intervene and use his political weight to get the ticket tossed out.

It doesn’t hurt that that friend whose ticket Arroyo helped to get voided was Luis Pena, who Arroyo said is the 36th Ward superintendent for Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36th) — who is also Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s City Council floor leader.

But Arroyo on Friday insisted he wasn’t just protecting his buddy, but all Latinos. He said he stepped in to make sure “[Latinos] are being treated fairly by our officers. That goes for all Latinos in Cook County, not just someone I know.”

Though Arroyo admitted to the Chicago Sun-Times that he was the unnamed commissioner at the

A fight over what the US should be.....American vs Multiculturalism

Rep. Ilhan Omar vows to be 'nightmare' for Trump

By Alan Fram and Darlene Superville - Associated Press - Thursday, July 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted “send her back” when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd’s cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene.
In a week that has corkscrewed daily with hostile exchanges over race and love of country , Trump also claimed he had tried to stop the chant at a reelection event Wednesday night in North Carolina — though video shows otherwise. The crowd’s “send her back” shouts resounded for 13 seconds as Trump made no attempt to interrupt them. He paused in his speech and surveyed the scene, taking in the uproar.

“I started speaking really quickly,” he told reporters Thursday. “I was not happy with it. I disagree with it” and “would certainly try” to stop any similar chant at a future rally.
The taunt’s target— Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — responded defiantly Thursday. She told reporters at the Capitol that she believes the president is a “fascist” and cast the confrontation as a fight over “what this country truly should be.”

“We are going to continue to be a nightmare to this president because his policies are a nightmare to us. We are not deterred. We are not frightened,” she told a cheering crowd that greeted her like a local hero at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as she returned from Washington.

Friday, July 19, 2019


50 years after Chappaquiddick, media still protecting Ted Kennedy
On July 18, 1969, a drunk Ted Kennedy drove off the Chappaquiddick bridge leaving Mary Jo Kopechne in the car to drown. He was able to escape and waited ten hours to report the incident , leaving Mary Jo trapped in the car.
Ted Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury and later received a two-month suspended jail sentence.
At the time, the media worked hard to protect Ted Kennedy. They are still at it today. Witness some of the recent headlines:
50 Years After a Woman Mysteriously Drowned in Ted Kennedy’s Car, a Letter Claims to Reveal the Truth
50 years ago, Chappaquiddick crash claimed a life, tarnished a legacy
Chappaquiddick 50 years on: The car crash that forever tarnished Ted Kennedy
Chappaquiddick at 50: Ted Kennedy’s long life in public service was a privilege of different times
Chappaquiddick was pure tragedy
Why the True Story of ‘Chappaquiddick’ Is Impossible to Tell
And they wonder why we call them #fakenews…

Today is not that bad!

summer bike rider in the neighborhood, yesterday

Federal crackdown on migratory bird poaching

Federal agents in mid-May raided the Western Illinois home of one of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s closest allies, former state lawmaker and lobbyist Mike McClain.
The FBI is spending a lot of time checking out members of Madigan’s inner circle.
According to the Chicago Tribune, authorities knocked on McClain’s door around the same time they executed search warrants at the homes of two other close Madigan allies: former Chicago Ald. Michael Zalewski and former Madigan political lieutenant Kevin Quinn. It has been reported that all four have been seen duck hunting on the shores of the Mississippi River, without the proper migratory bird stamps. 
In obtaining a search warrant, law enforcement agents would have had to convince a judge of probable cause of a crime, and that evidence of a crime existed in each home.
If convicted, violators can be sentenced up to five years in prison and fined up to $10,000.00 for each duck.