Thursday, December 21, 2017

Kinda reminds me of the 19th Ward Democratic Party who

are embarrassed by the words Merry Christmas. Instead they put up an electric sign at their Mt. Greenwood office, bearing the words "Happy Holidays". Surely they don't want to offend the secularist, pagans and infidels. The pols are fixin to ask for their support in just a few months and if they are offended, they may not vote for the dems. 

Votes are more important than traditional beliefs don't you know.  


Town hall in Italy removed Christmas tree to not offend Muslims

Like Sweden and other countries in West Europe, Italy is totally cucked.
The town hall of Bolzano, the capital city of the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy, had a Christmas tree removed so as not to hurt the feelings of Muslims.
Rachele Nenzi reports for Il Giornale that on the evening of December 16, 2017, the National Union of Sports Veterans (Unione Nazionale Veterani dello Sport or UNVS) held an athlete-of-the-year award ceremony in Bolzano’s town hall. The ceremony was hosted by Matteo Salvini, leader of Lega Nord, the Northern League political party.
After the ceremony ended, UNVS put everything in place and returned the room as they found it, except for some Christmas decorations and a cardboard Christmas tree.
The next morning, UNVS president Alberto Ferrini was awaken by a phone call from the office of the town hall asking him “to remove that tree because at noon that day there would be a meeting of a Muslim association in the hall, and the Christmas tree could offend the sensibilities of those present.” 
Reader Chrysostom puts it best:
But it’s okay to offend us Christians. It means they do not fear us, maybe because we are not armed?

Terrorist Attack in Australia

Police deny that the attack is related to terrorism. Australia is the place where the government got everyone to turn in their guns, with the understanding that the government would protect everyone. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Rauners leadership


Cook County States Attorney Foxx is silent

As her office ceases to function properly
All her supervisory hires are just a bunch of political hacks and it shows. Let's make a deal is in full play at 26th and California. 

Talk to the police, assistant SA's. It's bad now and is going to result in tragic consequences  for the public. 

British Navy put into port as they have no money



Meanwhile, 20,000 migrants arrive daily!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


“The United Nations has a track record of protecting minority populations that are getting genocided”

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is in talks with United Nations officials to explore the possibility of putting UN troops on the streets of Chicago to address the city’s horrendous gun violence problem.

Boykin flew to New York last week to meet with UN assistant secretary-general for peacebuilding support, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco to discuss the issue.

“The United Nations has a track record of protecting minority populations,” Boykin said before the meeting. “There was tribal warfare between the Tutsis and the Hutus in Africa, and they deployed peacekeeping troops there to help save those populations and reduce the bloodshed. We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”

Boykin said that UN peacekeepers would be more suited to patrolling the streets than the U.S. National Guard because they are better “trained” for the role.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not directly address any potential role for the United Nations in Chicago when asked by reporters.

The idea of deploying UN peacekeepers on U.S. soil is likely to rile many on the right who have warned about international forces conducting gun confiscation operations domestically for decades.

Earlier this year, President Trump suggested deploying the National Guard in troubled areas of Chicago, but his idea was fiercely opposed by Democrats.

“What the hell is going on in Chicago?” asked Trump during a speech last week, as he drew attention to statistics suggesting that violent crime across the country is on the rise again.

Monday, December 18, 2017

States Attorney Kim Foxx assistant resigns after who knows what has happened


In December, 2017, as Chief of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office's Civil Division, Patterson was lead defense counsel in a civil case with a questionable causal connection, brought against Cook County by the family of an 8-year-old girl who had been tortured and murdered by her grandmother.  The suit had been filed against Cook Co. because a doctor who had treated the girl worked at the county hospital at the time. On December 13, 2017, after Patterson had delivered his closing argument on behalf of the county, the jury ruled against the county and awarded the family $48,000,000.

Our states attorney, a bewildered Preckwinkle protege, absolutely in over her head. 

UPDATED: DEC 15 2017 09:19PM CST

FOX 32 NEWS - Fox 32 News has learned that State's Attorney Kim Foxx has accepted the resignation of one of her top aides, after an internal review revealed he was steering significant amounts of legal work to his former law firm at unusually high rates.

The resignation of the acting Civil Actions Bureau Chief, Chaka Patterson, comes after Fox 32 News first made inquiries about the State's Attorney's use of outside counsel six weeks ago. State's Attorney Foxx’s office provided us with a statement saying that her own review of outside counsel practices revealed that Patterson was referring significant business to his former law firm, Jones Day. Documents provided to Fox 32 News show Jones Day attorneys were sometimes being paid up to $500 an hour, rather than the customary rates of about a $185 an hour for outside legal service.

The state's attorney says an outside law firm has agreed to do a review of Foxx's use of outside counsel--at no cost to the county. And in the meantime, any outside counsel who are selected will only be chosen with the approval of the judge who's handling the case.

It is unknown if the SA will prosecute the culprits if a crime has been found to have been committed or if they will just hope the whole thing goes away.



15 years old kid killed while helping deliver newspapers

The teenage boy, identified as Brian Jasso from the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, and his stepfather were delivering newspapers about 6:50 a.m. in the 5100 block of West 47th when someone in a white van rammed their 2000 Honda CRV from behind, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The boy’s stepfather tried to speed away, but the van drove alongside them and someone inside opened fire into their SUV. The boy was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The stepfather was not injured.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a motive for the shooting was not immediately apparent, and investigators were trying to determine whether the shooting was a case of mistaken identity in an ongoing gang conflict in the area. Investigators were also exploring whether the crash and shooting could have been an attempted carjacking.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Is Mueller gone this week?

After the tax vote? 

It's all part of the script. He wants to be gone so that we can have a media proclaimed constitutional crisis. But it won't really be a constitutional crisis, just the Executive branch cleaning up a mess. 

Progressives hunt down one of the last conservative Democrats

Chicago-based Congressman Dan Lipinski has never before been targeted with so much political firepower.

If he loses, I will be hard-pressed to think of a reason why any ethnic would ever support a democrat again.


12/16/2017 07:03 AM EST

Rep. Dan Lipinski is something of an exotic species: a Democrat who opposes abortion and cast votes against both the Affordable Care Act and the DREAM Act. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

CHICAGO — Powerful interests are lined up against him. Outside spending groups are forming to advocate for his defeat. National political figures have endorsed his opponent.

And that’s just within Democratic Congressman Dan Lipinski’s own party.

Lipinski, one of the few remaining conservative Democrats in Congress, is under siege from the left, battling for his political life against progressives who are teaming up to replace him with a candidate far more in line with liberal orthodoxy.

That candidate, Marie Newman, a businesswoman and former marketing consultant, already has high-profile endorsements from feminist icon Gloria Steinem and New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (who will do anything for a contribution) — an unusual show of opposition against a fellow Democratic congressional incumbent.

Newman has also received a rare joint endorsement from a handful of influential progressive groups: NARAL,, Democracy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Human Rights Campaign.

While Lipinski is accustomed to drawing primary challenges in his Chicago-based district, he’s never before been targeted with so much local and national firepower.

“Dan Lipinski has a real, formidable challenger like he’s never had before. The environment is different … The energy is palpable,” said Sasha Bruce, vice president for campaigns and strategies with NARAL, referring to the energy created by resistance to President Donald Trump. “This is a staunchly progressive values-Democratic district.”

First elected in 2004, Lipinski is something of an exotic species: a Democrat who opposes abortion and cast votes against both the Affordable Care Act and the DREAM Act, which sought to provide a pathway to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants.

He was the only Democrat to cosponsor the “First Amendment Defense Act,” which protects those who refuse services to same sex couples, and the only Illinois Democrat to support drug testing of those seeking unemployment benefits — a move that has at least some union leaders considering opposing his reelection.

According to one analysis, Lipinski has voted in line with Trump’s positions 34.5 percent of the time — a legislative record that is begging for a primary challenge in a highly polarized era.

Some of those votes have left a bitter aftertaste in his solidly Democratic district, which includes Latino working class neighborhoods in Chicago — the district is roughly one-third Latino — and suburbs south of the city. Until recently, Lipinski was the only Illinois Democrat not to commit to supporting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

"There are quite a few precincts in the district that are heavily Latino, where immigration issues are of primary concern and he's just never been anyone who has supported immigrants," said Democratic state Rep. Theresa Mah, whose own legislative district overlaps with the congressman's.

Progressives long frustrated with Lipinski’s habit of siding with Republicans view the March 20 primary as the best chance they’ve had in years to unseat him. Some still harbor bad feelings toward Lipinski for the heavy-handed way his father, 22-year Congressman William Lipinski, engineered his son’s succession to the seat more than a decade ago.

NARAL Pro-Choice America has already aired a TV ad in his district that asks "Who is Dan working for? It sure isn't us.” Along with other national progressive groups, they plan to put feet on the ground to knock on doors and campaign for Newman.

Lipinski pushes back against the characterization that he’s conservative — in fact, in 2016 he supported Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary. The congressman notes that he and Sanders both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

Lipinski instead casts himself as a moderate voice in Congress who is willing to find middle ground on issues instead of adding to a polarized debate.

“There are people who just want me to follow in line and vote however the party says … We have gotten to a point where everything is black and white. You are either for something in theory or against something in theory, when a lot of these things come down to: what are the details? Let's try and get the policy right,” he said. “I think my constituents see that is how I've always been... I think that's a real hunger that a lot of Americans have. I'm not just going to be an automaton.”

He maintains that he’s long cared for the needs of his constituents, bringing back tens of millions of dollars for transportation. He also points to his work to prevent sexual harassment and assault in the military and a requirement compelling the administration to publish a manufacturing strategy.

Lipinski said he won’t support a repeal of Obamacare, but doesn’t regret his vote against it -- and notes he was reelected three times since then.

“There are Democrats who are a lot more conservative than I am on issues. I wish there were more moderate Democrats,” Lipinski told POLITICO. “I'm pro-life. I make no bones about that. Always have been. I think this painting me as somebody who is really conservative — I have a strong environmental record,” as well as support for seniors, Medicare and Social Security, he said.

Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury defends Lipinski, calling him an elected official who does all the little things right, like showing up to both parades and meetings with seniors.

“Of all our representatives in Congress, I have found him highly responsive, always engaged. He’s hands-on in the community… especially to some in the population, seniors, kids, veterans,” she said. Bury noted that Lipinski helped bring back a $1.35 million federal grant for fire protection. “I can’t speak for everybody, but Congressman Lipinski is very beloved in Oak Lawn.”

Now this is what I call politically incorrect

Study by liberal economists finds racial differences in how hard Americans word yet on when or even if the study will be rebutted. 

A trio of liberal economists made the mistake of doing a study on how American workers spent their working hours. Their purpose was to find evidence of racial discrimination which would explain a racial gap in pay. To their dismay, however, the economists found significant racial differences in how much time Americans spent not working while on the job, i.e., how hard one works.
The economists are:
  1. Daniel Hamermesh, Professor of Economics, University of London.
  2. Katie Genadek, Research Scientist, University of Minnesota.
  3. Michael Burda, Professor Economics, Humbodlt University of Berlin.
The economists delayed publishing their findings until after the 2016 presidential election because they didn’t want to give ammunition to what Hamermesh calls “Trump and his minions” to use “as a

Saturday, December 16, 2017


Besides this, "they are quite normal"

UN Troops coming to Chicago ?


Four city parks designated as advance bases.

If the 4000 UN troops arrive next month, they will be camped at Columbus park on the west side and at Sherman, Ogden and Foster parks on the south side. The troops are part of a UN mandate to stop the violence in Chicago and will be made of of soldiers from China, Burma, Chad and Denmark. They will be supported by the French 17th Air Wing of Mirage fighters based at Gary International Airport and a still undetermined number of Italian naval vessels. 

The force will be under the command of General Ali Nape from the Sudan National Army who has stated that he expects the mission to be completed within six months or sooner, if the violence stops. 

More on this story as it develops. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

After a century, the largest Catholic church in North America is finally complete

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The largest Catholic church in North America is now complete.
After 100 years of construction, thousands of worshippers Friday witnessed the blessing of 24 tons of Venetian glass that embellish the dome of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Called the “Trinity Dome,” the glass mosaic is the final architectural element of the church, a shrine to Mary which sits next to the Catholic University of America and is visited by nearly 1 million people a year.
A 10-minute procession of cardinals, bishops, and priests preceded the two-hour ceremony and Mass to mark the dedication of the dome.
Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl who celebrated the Mass called the basilica a “modern-day masterpiece.” Faith, he said, was the reason why so many people, for so many years, sacrificed to finish the church.
“Mary believed that nothing is impossible with God,” Wuerl said in his homily. “She is the supreme model of what it means to believe.”
The Trinity Dome is one of the largest mosaic installations of its kind in the world, composed of more than 14 million pieces of glass. It depicts the Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary, a procession of saints and angels, the four evangelists and the Nicene Creed. It also includes stained-glass windows dedicated to the many donors to the dome.
The church for years has had scaffolding in the central nave to support work on the dome. Carol Wyble, a Catholic University graduate, once climbed it to watch her husband James, a mechanical engineer, work to bring things to a finish.
“It was quite a process,” said Wyble, who invited friends from New Hampshire to join in celebrating the newly completed basilica.
The dedication took place on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, which celebrates the belief that the conception of the Virgin Mary was free from original sin. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the merits of Jesus kept Mary’s soul “immaculate.” The feast is a public holiday in many countries.
Pope Francis, who visited the basilica in 2015, sent a letter marking the dedication in which he expressed hope that all who look at the depiction of Mary in the dome may “with new vigor and new ardor of charity, show forth special love for the Church of Christ and the Gospel, even in our own age.”
Wuerl recalled that as a student in the 1960s he came to the basilica and all the walls except for one were simply brick.
“I thought it was magnificent then,” Wuerl told RNS, and said he was overcome with emotion during the procession. “Joy and thanks to God. I’m so joyful.”
Lawrence “Larry” Boesch of Potomac, Md., did not have to travel far to attend the Mass and dedication. A member of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, he said he has watched the church grow since 1957. “It’s a place to come back to,” he said.
Others came from much farther to see the completed church.
Eric Gianforcaro, a religious studies major and senior at Cabrini University in Pennsylvania, said he has come many times before but he wanted to see Mother Cabrini depicted in the dome.
Chinyere Odoemene came from New Jersey with her sister-in-law who was visiting from Nigeria. Odoemene’s brother, a priest, brought her to the church in the 1990s, to help her heal from the loss of her husband. She said she returns as often as she can.
With the Washington basilica completed, the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, designed by the world famous architect Antoni Gaudi, is now the largest unfinished Roman Catholic church.
Next up for the basilica? Preparations have already begun for the upcoming 2020 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the placing of its foundation stone.

Genius......sad but true.


Estimated to be doing 180 mph on tires designed to function temperatures of 45 degrees or higher, when the vehicle left the road.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Army-Navy Game’s Stunning National Anthem. Not one person kneeling.

This is why we need unions!


The Janice Jackson Story

How Janice Jackson rose from Chicago Public Schools student to its CEO

Janice Jackson, the new Chicago Public Schools CEO, at Edwards Elementary School last year. | Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times
Throughout their time in the turbulent Chicago Public Schools, current high schoolers have attended classes in a system led by seven different chief executive officers. They’re about to get an eighth, Janice Jackson.
And, for the first time since former Mayor Richard M. Daley took control of the city’s

Gov. Brown blames Trump for the California wildfires!


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Sessions, at risk of being the most ineffective AG in history, should think about retirement. The job is too much for him.

Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigatithat has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

[Read excerpts of The Times’s interview with President Trump.]

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times, the president also accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired in May, of trying to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep

MEDIA DOES NOT WANT TO REPORT ANY OF THIS ...... Bill Clinton took 26 trips on the Lolita Express and the media is not interested in reporting it

Liked to hang with a convicted pedophile 
The newly discovered Clinton emails that the FBI is currently examining, contains evidence of crimes other than just the mishandling of classified documents. 

For years, there have been shocking allegations about the sexual behavior of both Bill and Hillary Clinton in the conservative media, but neither Bill nor Hillary has ever been convicted of a sexual crime. However, that may be about to change. There is nobody on the planet that has been closer to Hillary Clinton over the past decade than Huma Abedin, and now the FBI has their hands on approximately 650,000 emails that were stored on electronic devices owned by her and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner. Without a doubt, many of those emails will



There is something about that job that makes people go nuts

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool resigns amid ethics probe

POSTED: DEC 08 2017 06:12PM CST
CHICAGO (AP) - The head of Chicago's public schools system on Friday stepped down from his job amid allegations by the system's inspector general that he engaged in a "full-blown cover-up" to block an ethics investigation.
Forrest Claypool, who was appointed as CEO of the nation's third-largest school district more than two years ago as the system was working to recover from a bribery scandal, announced his resignation at a news conference. He apologized but didn't take questions.
"I hope that when this chapter of my career is written, people will say even good men

Friday, December 8, 2017

Happy Birthday Dick Butkus

A Chicago Hero

Man charged with shooting Chicago Police officer

Chicago Police officer shot in hand on Far South Side by a guy who is supposed to be in jail. How is that possible? Who let him out?

POSTED: DEC 07 2017 05:49AM CST

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A convicted felon was charged with shooting a Chicago Police officer during a foot pursuit late Wednesday in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Anthony Woodridge, 25, was charged with felony counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

Plainclothes Calumet District officers saw a group of people “acting suspiciously” about 11:30 p.m.. at a parking near the intersection of 95th Street and Calumet Avenue when two suspects took off, according to Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who gave an update on the condition of the wounded officer after meeting with him Thursday morning at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Woodridge then shot the officer in his hand during an ensuing pursuit, and continued firing at him when he fell to the ground, said Johnson, who insisted that the shooter was “obviously trying to kill the officer.”

An additional bullet was found lodged in the back of the officer’s ballistic vest, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

Both officers returned fire, but didn’t strike anyone, police said. No other injuries were reported.

The officer was taken to Christ in good condition, police said.

On Thursday, Johnson said the officer was in good spirits, and that “he should make a full recovery.”

“This incident just illustrates how dangerous it is to be a police officer,” Johnson said.

Woodridge was taken into custody by responding officers, who were wearing body cameras, and a weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

In addition, a police source told the Chicago Sun-Times that two weapons — a semi-automatic handgun and a revolver — were found in the 9500 block of South Forest.

Johnson explained Thursday that Woodridge had been arrested 25 times as an adult, and convicted of four felonies. Most recently, he was convicted of possessing a handgun as a felon on parole and sentenced to nearly five years in prison last June.

“This guy was sentenced to four and a half years in June of 2016, and we haven’t even completed 2017 and he’s out, back on the streets doing the same things he was convicted of,” Johnson said. “What message does that send? It tells them we’re not serious.”
“Well, I’ll tell you this: CPD is serious,” he added.

Johnson stressed the need to pass “more commonsense gun laws” to give police and citizens “the tools to be safe.”

“This officer could’ve easily gotten killed last night,” Johnson said. “And I’ve told you all before, its not my goal to have mass incarcerations or to lock everybody up, but these violent offenders, they don’t deserve to be out on the streets of this city.”

Woodridge is scheduled to appear Friday in bond court, police said.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability spokeswoman is investigating the incident “with the full cooperation of the Chicago Police Department,” police said.

The officers involved in the incident will be placed on routine administrative leave for 30 days, police said.

Garry McCarthy is hiring

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Four members of a suburban family killed in Ireland traffic accident

BOLINGBROOK (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Bolingbrook police officer was killed in a crash Monday while visiting Ireland for a family funeral.
Officer Stephen Alexander, 49, was killed in the crash along with his father Doug, mother Lily and brother Doug Junior, according to a statement from the Bolingbrook Police Department. The family was in the town of New Ross in Wexford, Ireland for a funeral.
Alexander was a 17-year veteran with the southwest suburban police department, according to the statement. He received his associate’s degree in criminal justice from the College of DuPage and graduated from the Cook County Police Academy in 2001 as valedictorian and also received the top marksmen award.

9/11 Budweiser Commercial

Back then, Budweiser was an American beer made by an American company. Now, not so much American. 

The man said he is sorry, what more do they want?


A bus company serving college students should be stripped of its right to make pickups and drop-offs at O’Hare Airport for releasing an ad offensive to Chinese students and compounding the offense with an even more insulting “apology,” an influential alderman said Monday.

Two months after dropping out of the Democratic race for governor, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) is jumping into the racially charged controversy surrounding Suburban Express, the Champaign-based company that shuttles college students from six colleges in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa to and from the Chicago area.

Pawar, chairman of the City Council’s Asian-American Caucus, wants the Aviation Committee to hold hearings on the incident that could culminate in Suburban Express being evicted from O’Hare.

“O’Hare is one of the busiest airports on the planet. It is the gateway to Chicago. Sort of the welcome mat. Do we want companies like Suburban Express serving that gateway — a company that blatantly

Monday, December 4, 2017

N. Korea


On Chicago’s South Side, Shootings Are Way Down...And Here’s The Reason Why

12/03/2017 02:28 pm ET 

It’s the plot of every classic Western film.

The sheriff, concerned that the violence in his locale has gotten out of hand, deputizes the entire community to fight crime and restore order.

And order is restored.

The only difference – this isn’t a movie. It’s the ultra-violent 6th District of Chicago’s South Side, home to record numbers of homicides this year.

There’s a reason why shootings and homicides in the 6th have dropped precipitously, after endless headlines of multiple shootings in Chicago night after night.

And that reason is the Sheriff of Cook County, Tom Dart.

The Sheriff’s Office is quiet about its work, but based upon CPD published

College Football Playoffs, no problems


Big Deal


She was out looking for trouble, she found it.