Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Will War Derail Trump’s Reelection?

 

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If there are IEDs on Trump’s road to reelection, they may be found in the Middle and Near East, land of the forever wars,

Firearms instructor protects congregation

Hero shoots evil bastard

Another embassy attack

Trump says Iran will be held ‘fully responsible’ for attack on the US embassy in Iraq
PUBLISHED TUE, DEC 31 20197:11 AM ESTUPDATED 32 MIN AGO

“Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible,” President Trump wrote on Twitter.
His tweet came after dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad shouting “Down, Down, USA!”
The Iraqi protest followed deadly U.S. airstrikes that killed 25 fighters of the Iran-backed militia in

What the 2010s looked like for Chicago’s sports teams.

Decade in review: Team capsules



Carlos Boozer, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver huddle up during a 2011 playoff game. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo


Decade in review: Team Capsules

All in-season records are updated as of Dec. 19.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Desperate

Joe Biden Says He’d Nominate Barack Obama to Supreme Court
this pervert will say anything




Former vice president has just given millions of Americans another reason not to vote for him next year, should he become the Dem nominee

Well, if you were looking for another reason not to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden next

#47: Ray Nitschke | The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players

#47: Ray Nitschke | The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players

Fundraiser tonight

A Strong Family in Need of a Boost


Friends, family, neighbors rally 'round the Salzburgs

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post


A Clearing family that has stood strong for so many over the years now finds itself in need a little strength from others.

The Salzburg family—and specifically, Tom Salzburg—is battling a

Nutcase...up close

Michael Moore: “You should be afraid of white guys”

The following is from an interview with Rolling Stone:
Just last year Fat Boy said this in an interview with MSNBC he stated this: “By the way, at dinner tomorrow (referring to Thanksgiving), your conservative brother-in-law, this year don’t make him sit at the kids table, let him sit at the main table. We should be generous in victory, be kind to him, and let him know that the things that we’re going to push for he’s going to benefit from too.”
Keep it up, demorats. You STILL can’t comprehend why your womyn lost in 2016.
DCG

Ted Cruz sounds off Dems, breaks down the Senate impeachment trial

The next round of Federal housecleaning is approaching

From Blago to ‘Fast Eddie’ to Ed Burke, a decade in political corruption
Think Illinois saw a historic series of convictions in the 2010s? Get ready, the next round of federal housecleaning appears to be coming.

By Mark Brown@MarkBrownCST Dec 30, 2019, 5:00am CST

Ald. Ed Burke (14th) walks into the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in January 2019. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

The decade started with one Illinois governor, George Ryan, in prison, while another, Rod Blagojevich, was still awaiting the first of the two trials that would be required to send him there.

Before 10 years could pass, the state had suffered the ignominy of seeing not only both former governors in prison at once but also having its highest-ranking political convict in history in former

Chicken tonight?

Approved for use by the FDA
Unless you're a chemist, you may not recognize some of the other ingredients in the 2014 FSIS directive, but that doesn't mean you want to ingest them. Take "cetylpyridinium with propylene glycol for bacterial control." While cetylpyridinium is a germ-killing compound found in mouthwashes, toothpastes and nasal sprays, in meat production it is combined with propylene glycol to "treat the surface of raw poultry carcasses or parts (skin-on or skinless)." Yum.


How about, "aqueous solution of sodium octanoate, potassium octanoate or octanoic acid and either glycerin and/or propylene glycol and/or a Polysorbate surface active agent," also

Not a losing season!

Bears edge Vikings with Piñeiro FG, finish season 8-8, setting the stage for 5 year contract extensions for Pace, Nagy and Trubisky. Ownership doesn't want them to get away don't you know. 

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Eddy Pineiro #15 of the Chicago Bears kicks the game winning field goal in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The

Sunday, December 29, 2019

GB Packers management have lost their minds!

Green Bay Packer Foundation, Inc.                                                                   December 23, 2019
Thomas Cardella
Chairperson
P.O. Box 10628
Green Bay, WI 54307-0628

Dear Mr. Cardella,
Those who know me, have witnessed my lifelong passion for the Green Bay Packers. I was a kid in the 1960s, or as we like to refer to it in Wisconsin: “The Lombardi Era.” Inspired by Coach Vince Lombardi and the many titles his Green Bay Packers won for our state, I worked very hard

Sunday Devotional: Let the peace of Christ control your hearts


Colossians 3:12-17

Brothers and sisters:
Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
the peace into which you were also called in one body.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Had a way with words

Legendary Radio Host Don Imus Dead at 79

Don_Imus
AP Photo/Richard Drew
6:12
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died. He was 79.
Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas, after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, according to a statement issued by his family. Deirdre, his wife of 25 years, and his son Wyatt, 21, were at his side, and his son Lt. Zachary Don Cates was returning from military service overseas.

Friday, December 27, 2019

A MASSIVE GUNFIGHT IS BREWING IN VIRGINIA


Richmond, VA—The far left has gained control over Virginia’s political scene. They have a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislative majority.  They are all hell-bent on banning certain firearms and an additional bunch of really draconian dictates.

Virginia has both the federal and state constitutions that protect gun rights but that does not make any difference to this bunch of radicals.  Normally it’s up to the judges to decide the

Wake Up America

BUMPED UP Jimmy Heffernan R.I.P. one of the real good guys


James K. Heffernan | 1953 - 2019 
"Heff"


Visitation
Friday, Dec 27, 2019
3:00 PM-9:00 PM

Funeral Mass
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019
9:30 AM

Interment
Saturday, Dec 28, 2019
James K. Heffernan

March 07, 1953 - December 22, 2019


James K. Heffernan, Age 66, Born into Eternal Life on December 22, 2019.

Brexit’s sore losers are contemptuous elitists just like the American Left


Do you remember this?
And this?
The above are Democrats in the U.S. screaming in frustration after their candidate Hillary “Deplorables” Clinton, the chosen of the globalists (see “The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…” and “Wall Street owns Clintons; Goldman Sachs biggest donor“), lost

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Lewandowski sounds off on new Hunter Biden fraud allegations

Hillary has dropped out of sight during the past few weeks......botched plastic surgery

trying to get it fixed

Record high temperatures set Thursday morning: global warming blamed


CHICAGO - The day wasn’t a minute old by the time it set the record for the warmest Dec. 26 Chicago has ever seen.

The recorded temperature of 56 degrees at 12 a.m. Thursday was a new high for the date, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record was 55 degrees, set in 1971.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Beautiful Celtic Version of Silent Night

I get the feeling Pace does not call the shots...

As Bears sputter, especially on offense, it’s time to move on from GM Ryan Pace.

The Bears need to make major changes to become a contender, and Pace isn’t the right guy to oversee that project. It's time for him to put on that jacket and take Nagy with him. 


By Jason Lieser Dec 23, 2019, 4:53pm CST
The Bears have been the ninth-worst team in the NFL during Pace’s years in charge. AP Photos
It’s usually a simple equation.

A general manager who errs when drafting a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick and hovers near the bottom of the league for most of his tenure gets fired. That alone is grounds for the Bears to

Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas



Jim Crowley, who uses a wheelchair and needs help with every aspect of his life, has resided in specialized care facilities at several locations around the country since 1987.


By Mitch Dudek Dec 23, 2019, 7:08pm CST
Pushed by his sister, Beth Carter, former CPD officer Jim Crowley is welcomed home for Christmas in Chicago, Monday, December 23, 2019. Kevin Tanaka/For the Sun Times
It’s a merry Christmas for Jim Crowley. The former Chicago police officer is home.

Now 54, Crowley was 22 in 1987 when a drunk driver hit his squad car, leaving him with traumatic

Monday, December 23, 2019

Packers win NFC North Title

Packers like to win!

The Bears had none of this attitude last night

Humor.....Chicago Style

Can you smell the meat a-cookin’?

The feds are looking at a barbecue grill as a possible bribe. Which raises tantalizing questions. Like: Can you be bribed with a barbecue grill?


By Mark Brown@MarkBrownCST Dec 20, 2019, 3:15pm CST
Joseph Berrios. Max Herman / Sun-Times


That newly revealed federal grand jury subpoena digging into the world of former Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios suggests an interesting question:

Can someone be bribed with a barbecue grill?

This is only a hypothetical question at this point, as we don’t even know if there really is any

Very Cold and Snowy January?

The Bears suck and are a poor excuse for a pro football team.

piss poor performance
KC beat the crap out of the Bears at Soldier Field last night, 26-3.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Preckwinkle needs to go, encourages and harbors nepotism

has proven to be a very poor manager

Preckwinkle also was asked about her friend, former Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios. The Sun-Times reported earlier this week that federal investigators are

Virginia 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County Speech: Moral Obligation To Figh...



Look at the people in the audience. They are the descendants those that fought the Brits. They're quite capable citizens.

Grace Slick Vocals Isolated - White Rabbit

All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version

Changing Times, Timeless Truths


December 21, 2019

By CHRISTOPHER MANION
In 1919 my father was mustered out of the Army after World War One. That was a pivotal year for millions of young men. They were making decisions about their own future as well as that of their country. Dad was making plans too. Years later, he remarked that, as he had surveyed the America of 1919, the most respected members of the community seemed to be the teacher, the doctor, the lawyer, and the priest.
At this time of year, folks often reminisce about how things were when they were kids — or when their grandparents were. A century ago, broadcast radio was in its infancy. So too were automobiles, airplanes, even electricity. Yet, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and priests have been around for a long time — for millennia, in fact. One would think that, given the disruptive change in the realm of material progress, those professions that had been so

The Voice of Common Sense

Allowing women to bare breasts in bars, restaurants will lead to ‘exploitation of Women,’ alderman O'Shea warns
Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) is upset about the city’s decision to relax an ordinance prohibiting nudity in bars and restaurants licensed to sell booze.

By Fran Spielman Dec 20, 2019, 2:28pm

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) is concerned allowing women to bare their breasts at bars and restaurants licensed to sell liquor, could lead to the exploitation of women and possibly human trafficking. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times



Allowing women to bare their breasts in bars and restaurants licensed to sell liquor will lead to “exploitation of women” and potentially more human trafficking, an influential alderman warned Friday.

Three years ago, Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) joined women’s groups in opposition to a strip club ordinance championed by License Committee Chairman Emma Mitts (37th) that would have allowed

Friday, December 20, 2019

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Lollapalooza 2018 Brazil

Cruise Ships Collide in Mexico's Cozumel, Damaging Carnival Liner

Wait till this happens here


Angry French Pensioners Offer the World a Warning, US Pensions are not much better

Andreas Kluth,




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Angry French Pensioners Offer the World a Warning



(Bloomberg Opinion) -- When it comes to retirement, France is like other countries, only more so: Everything about its system is untenable. It’s untenable that it has 42 separate public pension schemes — one for train drivers, another for opera singers, and so on. It’s untenable that the French think they have a God-given right to retire at 62 or even earlier. And it's untenable that they tend to riot in the streets every time the government tries to confront these realities.

If they chose a slightly different perspective, the French might actually have reason to celebrate. After all, like people across almost the whole world, they can expect to live longer. The only problem is that unless they also work longer, this means they’ll need to draw their pensions for more years. Moreover, because of lower fertility in recent generations, fewer young people will be financing these pensions.

This global retirement crisis is a slow-ticking time bomb, not as dangerous as climate change but almost as consequential for financial markets, living standards and much else. This year, almost one in 10 people in the world will retire, according to the United Nations; by 2070, it’ll be about one in five.

The crisis isn’t evenly distributed. Africa, for once, has less of a problem, because of its relative youth. In North America, the problem is big. In Asia and Europe, it’s huge. The world’s “oldest” country (demographically) is Japan, and one of the fastest-aging is South Korea. The oldest continent is Europe, and countries such as Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain are among those aging fastest.

Policymakers really only have three big dials to address this dilemma.

One is the contribution rate: how much people of working age are required to pay into the system. That rate is trending upward in rich countries. This represents an increasing burden on young people trying to get started in their careers (and questioning whether the system will even be around when they themselves retire). The alternative to making workers pay more is to fund shortfalls out of government coffers, which is a great plan to create the next sovereign-debt crisis.

The second policy dial is the replacement rate: the income level of retired people relative to what they made when they were still working. These rates range from as low as about 30% in Lithuania, Mexico or the U.K. to as high as 90% in Austria, Italy, Portugal or Turkey. Because most pension systems are unsustainable, these levels will go down almost everywhere. That means many old people will end up poor.
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The Incompetence and Deception at Cook County is Shocking

Toni Preckwinkle’s security guard got big raise in ‘error,’ told to repay part of it
Rodney Montgomery had gotten a 9.65% last year when the Cook County Board president’s guard detail was shifted to the forest preserves police — to $110,396 — though his duties didn’t change.

By Rachel Hinton and Lauren FitzPatrick Dec 19, 2019, 4:49pm CST


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Sun-Times


Cook County Forest Preserve District officials say a pay raise of nearly 10% given to one of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s security guards was an “administrative error” that the guard will have to repay.

Rodney Montgomery’s salary went up 9.65% — to $110,396 from $100,680 — when he and other

Lost in Space!

Another software problem, Boeing is still getting software written in the jungles of S. India

Boeing’s spacecraft Starliner did not achieve the proper orbit it needed to reach the International Space Station, shortly after the capsule launched from Florida early Friday morning.
NASA ended the webcast of the mission earlier than expected as Boeing attempted to find a solution, saying there will be more updates soon. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet that flight controllers were “working the issue.”

“Starliner in stable orbit. The burn needed for a rendezvous with the ISS did not happen. Working the issue,” Bridenstine said.
Starliner in stable orbit. The burn needed for a rendezvous with the ISS did not happen. Working the issue.

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Bridenstine added in another tweet that more information would be available at a 9 a.m. ET press conference.
It’s unclear whether Starliner will still be able to reach the space station. No people are on board the capsule, as the flight was planned to be one of the final key tests before Starliner flies NASA astronauts.
The spacecraft launched at 6:36 a.m. ET on top of an Atlas V rocket built by United Launch Alliance (ULA), the joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Issues with Starliner come as Boeing grapples with the fallout from two fatal crashes of its 737 Max commercial jetliner, arguably the largest scandal in the company’s history. The two crashes -- which killed 346 people -- have embroiled Boeing in a government-wide review of its engineering practices as well as how the Federal Aviation Administration reviews aircraft.Boeing said earlier this month that it will suspend production of its best-selling aircraft at least through January as the FAA’s investigation into the 737 Max continues.
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