Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

By John Ruberry A week ago the Chicago Sun-Times began a high-profile begging campaign with a white splash--a blank sheet of paper--as its front page to draw attention to an op-ed, “Imagine Chicago without the Sun-Times: An urgent appeal.” Or, the editorial could be titled, give us money or the Sun-Times will shut down. "Until … Continue reading Don’t be fooled, the Chicago Sun-Times wants subscriptions to peddle its side of the story, not yours

Donors Keep the Southern Poverty Law Center Out of Poverty

by baldilocks Today I was interviewed by Chris Levels, who host a BlogTalkRadio show four days a week called Politics and Prophecy.   It was the second time that Chris invited me to his show, the second time that one of us had equipment failure, and the second time that I was one longer that scheduled. … Continue reading Donors Keep the Southern Poverty Law Center Out of Poverty

No Godless Chaplains in the Navy … Yet

by baldilocks Usually, I forego linking to the Washington Times; not for an ideological reason, but a practical one. The site is a nightmare of pop-up ads. But for this story, I couldn’t resist. The [U.S.] Navy has rejected the application of one Jason Heap, a doctor of theological history, he having obtained such a degree at … Continue reading No Godless Chaplains in the Navy … Yet

Justice Stevens Keeps It Real

by baldilocks Today, everyone is talking about the op-ed penned by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this past Saturday. These demonstrations demand our respect. They reveal the … Continue reading Justice Stevens Keeps It Real

Humanity, Thy Name is Tribal War

by baldilocks Sitting in for Fausta. I’ve been putting off commentary on this. White South African farmers will be removed from their land after a landslide vote in parliament. The country's constitution is now likely to be amended to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation, following a motion brought by radical Marxist opposition leader … Continue reading Humanity, Thy Name is Tribal War

National Geographic Signals Virtue

by baldilocks National Geographic is doing a series called The Race Issue. Yes, I know; I’m tired of it, too. In NG’s case, however, they contrast their old coverage of non-white people groups with their coverage in the enlightened age – if you’ll pardon the pun. I have read only the following part of the … Continue reading National Geographic Signals Virtue

These are Some Really Strange Bedfellows

by baldilocks One Ring to rule them all. With Louis Farrakhan’s well-known anti-Semitism, hatred of whites, and alliance with the Women’s March and the Congressional Black Caucus being in the news, I am reminded of something startling that I talked about back in 2012. When I was on my way to church this morning, I … Continue reading These are Some Really Strange Bedfellows

Our Enemies are Friendly to Each Other … For Now

by baldilocks Sitting in for Fausta. I don't know why people are shocked by this ... The Women's March Has a Farrakhan Problem Mass movements are sewn together from a wide variety of sources, so they often sweep in unwanted companions as they move toward their goals. No one, however, expected to discover that three … Continue reading Our Enemies are Friendly to Each Other … For Now

Imagine There’s No Money and No Guns

by baldilocks Title sung to the melody of John Lennon's Imagine, appropriately enough. They always tell you what they’re planning and the plan always involves control of two things: you and your money. From Aaron Sorkin at the New York Times: Here’s an idea. What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, … Continue reading Imagine There’s No Money and No Guns

The Great Twisting

by baldilocks At PJ Media, Jeff Sanders gives a list of 6 Words the Left Twists to Silence You. Any list like this would be far insufficient in length, but I believe that he only glanced against the most important one: love. In 2013, I made this observation: [In reality], there are three* types of … Continue reading The Great Twisting

Out of a Job for Crossing the PC Mob

Aren't leftists the ones always howling about how people to the right of them are "anti-science"? Then how is it that a simple statement about human DNA which is scientifically true caused a man to lose his livelihood? If you guessed that he must have said something about how humans are created as male or … Continue reading Out of a Job for Crossing the PC Mob

The Self-Identification Retirement Plan

“Age is a state of mind.” –Hermann Hesse “Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel.”  - Gabriel Garcia Marquez One of my favorite subjects in high school was geometry. I especially enjoyed doing geometric proofs where, using a set of rules, or theorems, we would start with a set of agreed-upon … Continue reading The Self-Identification Retirement Plan

Democratic candidates for Illinois governor resort to scapegoating

By John Ruberry Illinois will have one of the most-closely watched gubernatorial contests this year. Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner has been a tremendous disappointment to me and just about every conservative voter I know. I enthusiastically backed the then-political newcomer in 2014, but this time around, as I explained here at Da Tech Guy, I'm … Continue reading Democratic candidates for Illinois governor resort to scapegoating

The Neverending Tantrum

Everyone knew that whoever let the sadness overtake him would sink into the swamp. -The Neverending Story It’s now been a year since President Trump’s election and I, for one, think that’s plenty of time for all the tantrums to have played themselves out. I can understand the disappointment of the losing side in the … Continue reading The Neverending Tantrum

There’s More Than One Way to Purge

by baldilocks Has anyone considered that the Democrats may be throwing certain members and prominent supporters under the bus on purpose? I mean they had to know what kind of lives men like Al Franken led and they certainly knew about John Conyers since one of his victims was paid off by The Old Dirty … Continue reading There’s More Than One Way to Purge

Nada for Thee – Empanada for Me!

Maybe he was bored. Presiding over the mass starvation of your country's people isn't a cakewalk, after all. Venezuela's Joe Stalin lookalike dictator has been criticized for becoming a fat bastard while the people in his country wait for hours in line to get bread, resort to picking through trash for anything edible, and die … Continue reading Nada for Thee – Empanada for Me!

Sign of the Times

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride by William Goldman I live in a relatively small town in Massachusetts and, like most towns, we have our political differences. They usually play out in local issues, but something happened about a year ago … Continue reading Sign of the Times

Illinois Math: Chicago Public Schools has fewer students but taxes go up

By John Ruberry On Friday a friend of this very blogger forwarded a Chicago Tribune Breaking News Alert to me: Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by nearly 10,000 students. And the year before CPS enrollment slid by 11,000. There are 371,382 students taking classes in CPS schools  In 2002 there 438,589 kids running the halls, … Continue reading Illinois Math: Chicago Public Schools has fewer students but taxes go up

Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

by baldilocks California regression Home, sweet, home. Wine country is burning, no doubt exacerbated because of laws against underbrush removal --the fuel of forest fires. There's a Hepatitis A outbreak, mostly among the homeless. California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in … Continue reading Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

Yet Another “Movement” for Violent Leftist Kooks

You may not have heard of them yet, but they want your stuff and they mean to take it from you, because raaaaacism. via FrontPage Mag Discover the Networks: Formed in May 2017 and based in New York City, the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement (RAM) is a contingent of the Marxist/anarchist Antifa movement which has made many headlines this year with … Continue reading Yet Another “Movement” for Violent Leftist Kooks