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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

First Photos from Mexican Earthquake! They need your prayers.

At least 119 killed after 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico City, triggering explosions, collapsing buildings and sending people fleeing into the street

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Tremor hit hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake
  • Horrifying images coming out of country's capital show rubble and chunks of buildings strewn across roads
  • It came on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that hit the country in 1985, killing thousands
  • Local resident Georgina Sanchez said: 'I'm so worried. I can't stop crying. It's the same nightmare as in 1985'
  • So far, 119 people have been reported killed nationwide as a result of the earthquake 
At least 119 people are dead after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, causing gas line explosions, toppling buildings and forcing thousands to be evacuated into the street.
The tremor hit just hours after emergency drills around the nation on the anniversary of another devastating quake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985.
Today's quake hit near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, at a depth of 32 miles, the US Geological Survey said.
Horrifying images coming out of the country's capital show rubble strewn across roads and enormous chunks of collapsed buildings laying on the ground with hundreds of terrified locals fleeing onto the streets.
As structures fell around her, local resident Georgina Sanchez, 52, said: 'I'm so worried. I can't stop crying. It's the same nightmare as in 1985.'
It comes just days after another powerful quake - measuring 8.1 - hit Mexico, killing at least 98 people. 
Huge explosion in Mexico City after 7.1 magnitude earthquake

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Dust rises over Mexico City on Tuesday after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Raboso, a town south of the capital. The photo was taken through a window in the iconic Torre Latinoamericana tower in downtown Mexico City
Dust rises over Mexico City on Tuesday after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Raboso, a town south of the capital. The photo was taken through a window in the iconic Torre

Sunday, June 11, 2017

KATHY GRIFFIN AND THE PHYSIOGNOMY OF FEMINISM

NEWS: COMMENTARY


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by Church Militant  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  June 9, 2017    23 Comments

Sobbing, hormonal weakness is evidently the new tough

By Timothy Gordon
On June 2 at Kathy Griffin's confounding "apology presser," where the feminist comic said sorry, sort of, for mock-beheading President Trump, viewers across America saw on feminism's pale, aging visage either a crocodile's or a clown's tears. One is not confident that even Griffin herself knows the difference between the two any longer. And to be fair, depending on the moment you picked throughout the turbid, 40-minute debacle, any one of Griffin's tears might have been either of the two sorts, what with the room being so thick with her multifarious emotions. No matter whether her tears were phony or real, Griffin's story providess an unusually clear angle by which one may apprise feminism's mangled but not inscrutable physiognomy.
A caveat: Among comics of the first rank, untoward publicity stunts like Griffin's often fail and are semi-excusable on the merit of the comic's past greatness. But among those never-arrived, reality-TV, politics-as-usual hangers-on like Griffin, who have spent half a lifetime drinking in the back waters of the Los Angeles River, no such excuse appears on the comic's behalf. As with all too many West Coast comics, Griffin stinks of a decades-long ontological yearning for the celebrity she mocks. This is yet another pock-mark of self-contradiction in her routine. It is just another symptom of Griffin's sanctimony before that which she claims to be an article of her scorn.  
Griffin's schizophrenic bandying was directly caused by her feminism. Tweet
Self-contradiction goes along with the Griffin aura, of course. In addition to a general sense of the elegiac, perhaps with a view to her career, Griffin's face also expressed whimsy, uncut malice, profound confusion, absurdity and a certain witless determination. In turn, these emotions passed over her countenance, as she dithered between insincere apology, deluded accusation and frequently an embarrassingly misled comedy routine. Only her feminist lawyer Lisa Bloom laughed and applauded. Indeed, only a feminist could applaud Griffin's speech: The subject of her mock-beheading had somehow victimized her.  
Although most Americans watched in quiet horror as this D-list poseur embarrassed herself at the podium, they gathered what only a feminist would miss entirely: Griffin's schizophrenic bandying was directly caused by her feminism. Like a surprisingly broad range of issues in the moral life of America today, the puzzling behavior of Griffinesque women in public has in most cases been pre-determined by our culture's now endemic feminism.  
In a span of seconds, Griffin jumped from defiant, one-line anthems like "he picked on the wrong redhead" and "I'm not afraid of Donald Trump" to a tear-soaked "he broke me, he broke me." Such rapid, aggressor-turned-victim about-faces prove that feminism is deeply, woefully misled. Faster than Pac-Man, feminism encourages the hunter to turn into the hunted in a blink of the eye. It's stranger stuff than fiction, but then again so is feminism.  
For years now, the rapid, feminist, aggressor-turned-victim has worked out more effectively than it did for Griffin, which is probably why Griffin looked so shocked after her presser. A secret revealed by Griffin's fell mouth, the 1960s left circumscribed feminism with not only the male virtue (i.e., toughness) it sought to commandeer, but also male vice (i.e., foulness). Dare I count my chickens, but the American public seems to be growing tired of it.
No matter how unruly the mob, women acting macho and men in dresses will always strike an honest viewer as perverse. Nature's proof: The "tough" chick will eventually burst into tears, as Griffin did within 10 minutes of her first tough talk, and the guy in the dress will inevitably belch like a guy.  
Rather than cutting their loss and admitting the proof, the media elites on the cultural Left simply descend one step further down the rabbit hole by completely redefining toughness, as Griffin's defenders have over the last few days. They have indulged in frantic, desperate, wimpy, girlish tears like Griffin's. Sobbing, hormonal weakness is evidently the new tough.
Truth, beauty and goodness remaining what they are, my American prayer is that people remember that anyone can be foul but not everyone can be tough. They will see that feminism has sacralized maleness — virtue, vice and all in between — and adopted it as the new female standard. Never mind that feminism seems to hate men; it has deified maleness.  
Thus, harsh critics of feminism are the champions in earnest of women everywhere.
As I've written before, the feminist physiognomy of the sexual revolution is that of "thin skin, with a strong stomach," a masquerade ball of the hypersensitive-macabre couplet (e.g., popular advocacy for literal adult "safe spaces" and "sensitivity alerts" with literal adult coloring books ... where for "consolation" you can literally watch copies of vile filth like The Vagina Monologues). When the culture goes off the Christianity rails, it goes way off and things get real weird real fast.
The 'tough' chick will eventually burst into tears, as Griffin did within 10 minutes of her first tough talk, and the guy in the dress will inevitably belch like a guy.  Tweet
More to the point, my hope against hope — absent a mass American conversion to Catholicism — remains that Americans will tire of pandering to the Left and ask them to explain why they enjoy the NBA, but not the WNBA. We all know why. It's time to return to saying it.
Neither Griffin's feminism nor that of her lawyer did her any favors — publicly inviting her to assail the president of the United States for being a white man so audacious as to take offense to being decapitated in effigy.
This is too rich even for American popular culture, even with its thin skin and strong stomach. 
 
Timothy J. Gordon, Ph.L., J.D., M.A., studied graduate philosophy at "the Greg" in Rome. He also holds degrees in literature, history and law. He has lectured on or instructed Logic, Church History, Ethics and Constitutional Law. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Central California. His book Why America Will Perish Without Rome will be released in late 2017.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

where oh where should they go?

LINK politics/lake-shore-drive-construction-threatens-homeless-camps/

What about some of that empty space at the Cook County Jail? Not as inmates but as guest. They could come and go as they please, supply their own food, etc. All at no cost to the county.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

PC Defined

The problems in Europe and to a lesser extent here, seem to be caused by an uncontrollable yearning to be politically correct at all times, without regard for present or potential danger to oneself. 

The term political correctness (adjectivally: politically correct; commonly abbreviated to PC or P.C.) is used to describe the avoidance of language or actions that are seen as excluding, marginalizing, or insulting groups of people who are seen as disadvantaged or discriminated against, especially groups defined by sex or race. In mainstream political discourse and media, the term is generally used as a pejorative, implying that these policies are excessive.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Military Strikes Cause Boom In Underground Bunker Business



CHICAGO (CBS2) – The Trump administration’s increased military strikes might cause fear for some people. But for one Illinois, it means big bucks.
Nora Sullivan of Beverly is one of those folks who is concerned about the state of the world.
Citing the recent bombings in Syria, Afghanistan and the growing tension with North Korea, Holloway posted online to see if anyone wanted to “go in” on an underground bunker.
“I’m in no position to buy one,” said Sullivan. “However, I think that for a lot of

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Justice Scalia, R.I.P.

Obama will try to replace him with an extreme radical leftist.  I don't know  how that will work out for the nominee or the country. 

Johnny Lattner, R.I.P.

Johnny Lattner, Heisman Trophy winner, dies at 83

Johnny Lattner, the only Chicago native to win the Heisman Trophy award, died Friday night. He was 83.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

How bout those White Sox?

BUMS
Lost 8 straight and still accepting their pay checks. No pride. Trade each and every one of them. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Please read the Beverly Review

Be sure to support The Beverly Review. Good for the neighborhood.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

RE MAP MEETING

Every ten years, the United States government conducts a nationwide census to gather information about the national population. Upon completion of the census, government entities are legally required to alter legislative district boundaries in accordance with population changes. The Chicago City Council is in the process of shifting ward boundaries to reflect shifts in population.
If the City's population were evenly distributed, each ward would have 53,912 residents. Currently, the population of the 19th Ward is 52,647, below the average. Unfortunately, wards that border ours fall well below that average and are looking to absorb portions of our eastern edge to makeup the difference.
Residents living on the east end of our community have been emphatic in their desire to remain part of the 19th Ward. The Beverly Area Planning Association has organized a petition drive and letter writing campaign; many residents are displaying yard or window signs affirming their desire to remain part of the 19th Ward.
Diversity is one of the 19th Ward's greatest strengths; our residents are proud to live in one of the few truly integrated communities in Chicago. As long as residents seek to remain in the 19th Ward, we will work to maintain our boundaries. Our children learn in 19th Ward schools, play in 19th Ward parks, and read in 19th Ward libraries.
There is a public hearing tomorrow night, Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in the auditorium at Morgan Park High School, 1744 W. Pryor Ave., from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Please come out in support of your neighbors. Together we can keep our wonderful community in place.


Thank you,  Matt O'Shea

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Lets keep the children safe. Trick or Treating in the neighborhood is until 7 P.M.