Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Three

By John Ruberry Garrison Keillor used to regularly begin his News From Lake Wobegon segment on the Prairie Home Companion with "It was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon." Because it was always quiet there. And in regards to my continuing Tales from the Illinois Exodus series at Da Tech Guy, I should open each … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Three

muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

I've written very little about politics lately as I've been concentrating on my Lenten Reflections and my interviews from the Catholic Men's Conference so here are a few thoughts on what's going on. I'm completely amazed at the left's inability to abandon the Mueller Report. The longer it keeps going on the more likely the … Continue reading muellermaddness, fight415, aclu, Chicago and Israeli Elections Under the Fedora

Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Two

By John Ruberry There is never a shortage of evidence of the decline and fall of Illinois. Just a week after I authored Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part One in this space, I already have a second entry. In two weeks Chicagoans will elect its first female black mayor as two very liberal candidates, Lori … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Two

Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part One

By John Ruberry If  you are looking for bad news then Illinois is just the place for you. What I'm writing here at Da Tech Guy will probably become a series. Illinois' population has been shrinking for five straight years. After the 2020 Census the Prairie State will lose one congressional seat. And it's possible … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part One

Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Michael Who? (TV) Movies of the 30’s The Orville, Get Ready for $8 Pizza, More Titles for Boston?

With Radio Stations removing Michael Jackson from their playlists and even the Simpsons are removing his episode from their rotation and new DVD it's easy to forget that the revelations in the latest Documentary concerning Michael Jackson and children not only confirmed things that the general public suspected was true. However it's much more important … Continue reading Monday Thoughts Under the Fedora: Michael Who? (TV) Movies of the 30’s The Orville, Get Ready for $8 Pizza, More Titles for Boston?

She Didn’t “Build” That

by baldilocks When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took credit for driving Amazon away from her district and out of her state, she was taking credit for the work of others. Surprise! To wit: … the "credit," such as it is, doesn't belong to her social media campaign or the protesters with makeshift signs marching around. … Continue reading She Didn’t “Build” That

$1.979 Gas Thank You Donald Trump

 Never forget that it is to Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin that you really owe these victories. 4 Americans Two Campaigns Bainbridge Stewart Limbaugh Palin 11-5-10 This is the receipt from filling up my wife's car on Monday. I usually go to a different station where they pump it for me but for under $2 … Continue reading $1.979 Gas Thank You Donald Trump

Ford has Chosen Now How Many Christians Like Me Will Make Different Choices?

He choose...poorly.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now … Continue reading Ford has Chosen Now How Many Christians Like Me Will Make Different Choices?

General Locusts

by baldilocks It's the first of the month in the last month of the year and I've got nothing. However, I plan to do some reading on the shutdown of the Government General Motors plants and I will start here. A taste: General Motor’s announcement that it’s cutting thousands of jobs and closing several plants … Continue reading General Locusts

Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

By John Ruberry As I've written many times, Chicago is a city in decline. It is the only major American city losing population. Its pension debt, a reward--or should I say payoff?--to public-section unions in exchange for their support for Democratic politicians is an unsustainable millstone. This morning on a local television show, Flannery Fired … Continue reading Chicago leftists off Target in their store closing protests

A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

My 30th Anniversary Atlanta/Alabama trip with DaWife a few months ago was a real revelation. Before Robert Stacy McCain first urged me to go to CPAC in 2010 and I became a bit known I did little or no traveling.  Post CPAC I traveled for pretty much the first time in my life but always chasing … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Gift Courtesy of President Trump

Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018

George Bailey: Joe, you had one of those Potter houses, didn't you? Well, have you forgotten? Have you forgotten what he charged for that broken-down shack? Here, Ed. You know, you remember last year when things weren't going so well, you couldn't make your payments. You didn't lose your house, did you? It's a Wonderful … Continue reading Donald Trump, Andrea X and Election 2018

That Time When Capitalism Beat Racism’s Butt

R.I.P. Sears by baldilocks A great epitaph for an old friend. Monday’s announcement that Sears would file for bankruptcy and close 142 stores came as little surprise to anyone who has followed the retail giant’s collapse in recent years. Still, the news inspired a wave of nostalgia for a company that sold an ideal of … Continue reading That Time When Capitalism Beat Racism’s Butt

The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

There is one fact about the Trump Criminal Justice reform business that needs to be pointed out. Before I continue let me point out that the points that follow only apply to folks who are not incorrigible. If a person decides he prefers the financial, social or self esteem rewards that come with a criminal … Continue reading The Trump Economy makes Criminal Justice Reform Possible or #JobsNotMobs Revisited

Removing the Reasons

by baldilocks From the Daily Wire: Illegal immigrants are opting out of government welfare programs out of fear of Trump Administration crackdowns coming done the pike, reported POLITICO on Monday. Due to a proposed Trump Administration rule to deny legal status to illegals on welfare, both legal and illegal immigrants have been inundating health care providers with … Continue reading Removing the Reasons