Showing posts with label Consider this. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Consider this. Show all posts

Friday, October 16, 2020

Internet Interruptions


Beginning this past Monday, thousands of websites started mysteriously going down. The whole net is running slow. There were several brownouts in Chicago yesterday afternoon. 

I have to ask is somebody probing and testing Internet defenses in preparation for something bigger? Imagine a grid down situation in several key swing states. Would that stop the election from occurring. I'm just asking. 

Meanwhile, keep your gas tanks full and food pantry stocked. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Lots of deception

he thinks he is still swapping out toilets


VOTERS CLAIM GRADUATED TAX PROPOSAL EXPLANATION INTENDED TO INFLUENCE THE VOTE

CHICAGO - Illinois' statewide ballot for the November 3rd election will not only include making decisions as to the next president, vice-president and one U.S. senator, but every Illinois voter will be asked their opinion on a proposed amendment to the 1970 Illinois Constitution.

If no vote is made at the end of the ballot, the instructions on the ballot say, "The failure to vote this ballot may be the equivalent of a negative vote ..." because three-fifths of those voting must approve the measure in order for it to pass. 

But there's more on the ballots being sent out now. There's an explanation of the amendment.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Politically Connected?

                                                  This deal smells dirty! Where are the Feds? 


From 2d City Coppers 

Why is the City Broke?

  • City officials Tuesday defended a decision to sell a former firehouse in Jefferson Park effectively for $10 and turning down an offer of $300,000 from the nearby Copernicus

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Media

 It seems to me that the media is doing all they can to whip everyone into an angry frenzy about the police this and the police that. It never ends. Is it possible that they are exceeding their constitutional mandate? Is  there limits to what they can report? 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Judge will not publish full investigatory report on state's attorney's handling of Smollett case





CHICAGO - Judge Michael Toomin announced on Friday he will not publish the special prosecutor's full 60-page investigatory report on how the state's attorney, Kim Foxx, handled the Jussie Smollett case.

The hearing took place at the Cook County Juvenile Building in Chicago.

Last week, special prosecutor Dan Webb, who was tasked with the probe, ruled the office abused its

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The mail in 60655

I heard O'Shea on the radio yesterday. He had some valid complaints about mail delivery in the 19th Ward. He was on about delivery as late as 9 p.m. or no delivery at all for several days, rude employees, the post office being closed for lunch, on and on. He seems to think more funding will help correct the problem. With that I may disagree.

The problem we are witnessing in 60655 is being repeated nationwide. It's being caused by an intentional work slowdown on the part of postal employees and some low level management in

Friday, August 14, 2020

Brilliant use of taxpayer funds

McCormick Place hospital’s cost to taxpayers? $1.7 million per patient. How the deal happened.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s aides defend her push for little-used coronavirus hospital built by Walsh Construction as important ‘insurance policy’ at a time of ‘immense emergency.’


This deal stinks so bad that the Feds need to take a look at it. They should probably take a look at campaign donations and text messages. 


By Tim Novak and Robert Herguth Aug 14, 2020, 5:30am CDT
(From left) Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, touring the $65.9 million emergency coronavirus hospital at McCormick Place on April 17 — the day Pritzker announced the first five patients had been transferred there. Only 33 more would follow. Tyler LaRiviere / Sun-Times

Taxpayers spent nearly $66 million fashioning McCormick Place into an emergency coronavirus hospital with 2,750 beds this past spring amid fears that COVID-19 patients would overwhelm hospitals in the Chicago area.

Those fears turned out to be unfounded. Just 38 patients were transferred to the sprawling convention

Thursday, August 13, 2020

This is the kind of guy Joe Biden is

EXCLUSIVE: Jill Biden’s Ex-Husband Exposes Joe’s Adulterous Affair, Lies, And Campaign Bribery

New Book Will Reveal Massive New Details Before The Election

Patrick Howley by PATRICK HOWLEY   August 12, 2020

Jill Biden’s ex-husband Bill Stevenson has completed an autobiographical book manuscript to be published before November’s election in which he devotes 80 pages to new bombshell details about Joe and Jill Biden, NATIONAL FILE has exclusively learned. The book claims that Joe and Jill began their romance in Delaware earlier than they have publicly stated, while Jill was still married to Stevenson, and that their affair led Stevenson to break up his marriage to Jill.

“The affair between Joe Biden and my ex-wife Jill started in 1974 when we were still married, not in 1975 as the Biden official story claims,” Bill Stevenson exclusively tells NATIONAL FILE. Stevenson noted that both he and Jill knew Joe Biden even earlier than that, having helped him with his 1972 Senate campaign. Bill Stevenson donated money to the Biden 1972 campaign. A millionaire businessman who donated car defibrillators to the NYPD, Stevenson now wants to get the truth out about Joe Biden’s stunning past misdeeds.

Bill Stevenson also blows the whistle on a bribery scheme in which Joe’s brother Frank took $3,000 from Stevenson ahead of Biden’s first Senate race to hand to the boss of the teamsters union to ensure that copies of the Wilmington News Journal, which endorsed Biden’s Republican incumbent opponent J. Caleb Boggs, were delivered three days late — after the polls had already closed. Shortly after the election, Joe Biden’s first wife Neilia died in a car crash. Joe Biden has claimed as recently as 2007 that the truck driver in the crash “drank his lunch,” but the late driver Curtis C. Dunn’s daughter disputed that her father was drunk and successfully asked Biden to apologize to her personally for the false claim. Apparently, the Dunn family has reached out to Mr. Stevenson but Stevenson refrained from discussing the crash at this time.

Joe Biden has a close friendship with John Cochran, the former CEO of the Wilmington, Delaware-based credit card company MBNA, which was absorbed by Bank of America in 2006. Cochran purchased Biden’s Wilmington-area house from Biden in 1996 for $1.2 million. Cochran now chairs the University of Delaware Board of Trustees, where he is fighting to keep Biden’s records stored at the university from coming out in the public as concerned parties try to find information in the records pertaining to Tara Reade, the woman who has accused Biden of sexual assault.

ILLICIT LOVERS

According to the Bidens’ official story, Joe first noticed Jill as a model in an advertisement and had his brother Frank fix him up on a blind date with her in March 1975, after Jill had already separated from Stevenson. In 1977, The Morning News in Wilmington, Delaware quoted Joe Biden as saying of his relationship with Jill, “It’ll be three years come March.” Thus, Joe Biden was claiming that the pair met in March 1975, as has been widely reported. Joe said, “My two brothers and sister were sitting around the house with me, all of them waiting to go out on a triple date. I said I’d like to go, but I didn’t know who to ask. Frank popped up that he knew this girl he had met at the university, so why didn’t I call her?” The Morning News reported that “And Jill Tracy was amenable to a blind date, which was to consist of a snack and a movie in Chadds Ford and Concordville, Pa, respectively.”

In August 2008, New York Times reporter Katharine Q. Seelye reported: “Joe Biden has said that he first saw pictures of Jill Jacobs in March 1975 in an advertisement for a local park in Wilmington, Del. The young blonde caught his eye. She was beautiful — you might call her drop-dead gorgeous. That night, his brother, Frank, told him he had the number of a young woman that the senator would like, mainly because she did not like politics. Biden called her the next day and asked her out, for that very night. She was busy. Biden persisted. He was in town for only one night. Couldn’t she change her plans? She did, finally. And when Biden arrived to pick her up, she turned out to be the woman in the advertisement.”

Stevenson and Jill were divorced in May 1975 and Joe and Jill married in June 1977 in New York City at the United Nations chapel. But now Stevenson is calling that story a fabrication.

Multiple inside political sources in Delaware who were active during the 1970’s told NATIONAL FILE that Joe Biden began his affair with Jill as early as 1974, when she was still known as Jill Stevenson, confirming Bill Stevenson’s version of events. The illicit lovers would often rendezvous at a Limestone Road Route 7 gas station called Midway Golf, according to a former Midway employee.

Bill Stevenson, who owned The Stone Balloon Tavern and Concert Hall, bought his wife Jill a brown Corvette as a gift. In 1974, an accident occurred when Joe Biden, who was driving the Corvette with Jill inside, backed into another motorists’ vehicle. Joe Biden initially promised to cover the cost of the accident but Bill Stevenson ended up paying the $650 bill.

When Stevenson confronted wife Jill about being in the car with Biden, Jill’s answer was not satisfactory to Stevenson. Stevenson said that he could not live with Jill anymore so he asked her to leave the house and they later divorced. Stevenson felt that the betrayal by Joe Biden was even worse than the betrayal by his wife, considering Stevenson’s close friendship with Biden and his financial contributions to the upstart politician. In their divorce, Jill tried to get half of Stevenson’s assets but the judge ruled in favor of Stevenson.

Shortly thereafter, Joe Biden’s brother Frank Biden approached Stevenson and suggested that he get out of town because he was now a liability to Joe Biden’s political career.

Years later, Bill Stevenson attended a horse race at the invitation of MBNA credit card company founder Charles Cawley, who was with Biden at the race. Biden saw Stevenson and simply turned away and made a disparaging remark about Stevenson to Cawley.

Jill Biden admitted in her book Where The Light Enters that she attended Joe Biden’s 1972 victory party with Bill Stevenson, where Jill met Joe’s first wife Neilia, but the Biden official story still maintains that they did not begin dating until 1975.

Bill Stevenson’s book will undoubtedly make major waves during the 2020 presidential election. NATIONAL FILE will continue reporting details regarding Joe Biden’s history in the state of Delaware, based on firsthand accounts by Delaware residents who knew Joe Biden well. A new personal interview with Stevenson is being conducted and will be published in early September.

TO BE CONTINUED AND STAY TUNED…

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Reparations now

Support for a program to pay reparations to descendants of slaves is gaining momentum, but could come with a $12 trillion price tag

PUBLISHED WED, AUG 12 20201:13 PM EDT
Tala Hadavi

Here’s how the government could fund reparations for descendants of slaves,...

KEY POINTS

A movement supporting reparations as a way to make amends for the atrocities of slavery and to reduce the persistent wealth gap is gaining momentum.
One hundred and forty-two members of Congress support H.R. 40, the bill to study reparations.
William Darity, professor of public policy at Duke University, estimates a concrete program could cost the U.S. government between $10 trillion and $12 trillion.

Reparations for slavery has been fiercely discussed in the United States since Union Army Gen.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Even Murph is afraid to say what he really thinks!

Sadly, Most Americans afraid to express political views

Self-censorship is on the rise, according to a new Cato Institute survey that reports nearly two-thirds of Americans are afraid to share their political views.
A new CATO Institute/YouGov national survey found 62% of Americans say the political climate today prevents them from saying what they believe. This is up several points from 2017 when 58% of Americans said they were afraid to share their political beliefs.
“Thirty-one percent of liberals, 30% of moderates and 34% of conservatives are worried

Sunday, July 5, 2020

President Trump tweets Catholic author’s warning that ‘there is a war against Christianity’

With his tweet, the President appears to endorse the view that our current tumults come from an undermining of the Christian roots of American society.

Fri Jul 3, 2020 - 10:15 am EST


U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images

July 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – On July 2, only hours after Dr. Taylor Marshall had given an interview to the U.S. cable network One America News (OAN) about the current crisis in America, President

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The pot calls the kettle black

Donald Trump has met his match with Howard Stern in battle of provocateurs

Throughout a long and unpredictable career, one that’s included television stardom, bestselling authorship, inestimable wealth and celebrity that defies categorization, the conventional wisdom has long held: One day he will go too far, say something unforgivable — too vulgar, sexist or crude — and be fired or forced to resign.
Who is it: Donald Trump or Howard Stern?
It’s been amazing to hear Stern unleash his considerable

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Clout can be such a wonderful thing

$2.5M in coronavirus stimulus to Navy Pier Inc., clout-heavy nonprofit run by $500K exec
Facing losses of $10 million from COVID-19 shutdown, Navy Pier Inc. says Payroll Protection Program loan will cover salaries of 147 employees, including CEO Marilyn Kelly Gardner.


By Tim Novak and Robert Herguth May 12, 2020, 3:28pm CDT

Marilyn Kelly Gardner (center) with other Navy Pier Inc. board members in 2012. Brian Jackson / Sun-Times file



Navy Pier Inc., the clout-heavy not-for-profit whose president is paid more than $540,000 a year, has received a nearly $2.5 million coronavirus stimulus loan from the federal government toward salaries

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Lightfoot Power Grab Blocked

Aldermen who blocked emergency powers ordinance are ‘selfish, grandstanding,’ Lightfoot says, meaning they will pay for this

Lightfoot got even by abruptly adjourning Wednesday’s Council meeting. The Council will meet again Friday to consider an ordinance that has prompted a backlash from aldermen reluctant to relinquish any more power.

By Fran Spielman Apr 22, 2020, 11:52am CDT

A virtual Chicago City Council meeting ended abruptly in a continuing fight over granting Mayor Lori Lightfoot expanded emergency powers to us during the coronavirus pandemic. Sun-Times file

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday lashed out at the “shameful,” “selfish,” “grandstanding” aldermen who dared to delay a City Council vote to grant her the expanded spending and contracting

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Keep going

GREEN BERET’S ADVICE: Focus on the NEXT FIVE MINUTES only.


by Chad Storlie
The struggle I faced as the COVID-19 recommendations became school closings, “stay-at-home” orders, store closings, and zero social interactions was: how will I make it through the day?
I have critical work responsibilities, a large team of now remote workers to lead, my wife is