Former US Steel South Works site in 2016 By John Ruberry Do you want to know why so many cities run by Democrats are failures? Because everything is political with them, including economics. Business decisions can only be political ones. The most recent proof of this truth is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's announcement of the … Continue reading Chicago’s proposed casino sites betray why it is failing
... in response to the latest in the Battle of Fitchburg. As there is an event for my son's birthday I won't be staying for the Rosary afterwards but will be praying for it nonetheless. But I want to point out a basic fact that everyone seems to have missed. The only power the folks … Continue reading I’ll be at the Special 5 PM Mass at St. Bernard’s Parish at St. Camilus Church today in Fitchburg…
By John Ruberry Chicago's reputation for corruption is well-known and it centers on the most shameless legislative body in the nation, its City Council. Since 1973, an astounding 35 Chicago aldermen--some after leaving office--have pleaded guilty or have been convicted of crimes. That sounds bad--and it indeed it is. Chicago's City Council has 50 members--which … Continue reading A glorious new era of Chicago aldermanic convictions may be upon us
Illinois bicentennial flag on bottom By John Ruberry While I was on vacation near Da Tech Guy's base--New England--my Facebook feed was dominated by stories on the sticker shock Chicagoans, particularly better-off North Siders, received when they opened up their 2019 property tax bills. One North Side woman, Liz Gold, when speaking of her gargantuan … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus Part 5: Chicagoans finally awakening to pension bomb
In Minnesota a city council decided to aid "diversity" to those who came to America (but still apparently hate it) by removing the pledge of allegiance from their meetings. The backlash produced another meeting to reconsider it and a lot of folks turned out but no final decision has been made. This is why paying … Continue reading The Government We Deserve in Minnesota & Fitchburg, Seattle, Kentucky & LA under the Fedora
The First Big story of the day is the leak of the British Ambassador's cables critiquing President Trump to the press. I'd get angry but given that he is the ultimate insider if he didn't buy every single thing that the press was had been selling I'd be shocked. I note that his opinions of … Continue reading British Diplomacy, ANTIFA Rules, Epstien, Earthquakes and Crime in Philly Under the Fedora
Sunday is the "extra" day of Pintastic NE added a few years into the event. By Sunday morning only one vendor remained and their machines with them, the extra ball lounge was closed and the machines moved into the freeplay room to make up for those who had left. Nevertheless there were dozens of machine … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2019 The Big Finish
Having spent last week enjoying Pintastic NE 2019 (with the closing post tomorrow) and rejoicing at the departure of Planned Parenthood from Fitchburg I've not had time to touch the Andy NGO story out of Portland till now. My 1st thought on hearing about the beating he took was "That could have been me." There … Continue reading My Andy NGO/ANTIFA/MSM thoughts Under the Fedora
After four days of enjoying Pintastic NE 2019 and the marvelous pinball and people there the first thought that enters your mind is that for sheer joy you're not going to find anything to top that anytime soon. Boy wasI wrong. After 10 years of operation, the Planned Parenthood health center in downtown has permanently … Continue reading The Battle of Fitchburg Finally won Planned Parenthood Leaves!
By John Ruberry This morning on Fox Chicago's "Flannery Fired Up" host Mike Flannery's first guest was retired Illinois appellate court judge Sheila O'Brien. She was the driving force behind the months-long but ultimately successful struggle to name a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case. Kim Foxx, the leftist Democrat who is the Cook … Continue reading Shoplifters, come to Cook County and Chicago, “It’s open season on businesses” because of Kim Foxx
I have a lot of fun playing Pinball at Pintastic NE and interviewing key folks but the most fun is interviewing folks at the event. Like Mary Margaret And Fred and John and Sarah and Johnny Hot Sauce Don't get me wrong, it's very cool to check out stuff like the one handed play of … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2019 Da People
Every year at Pintastic there are a group of people who are well known in the Pinball industry but pretty much unknown to the rest of the world. Usually these folks are game designers or artists or manufacturs of games or parts such as Marc Mandeltort whose company makes parts for machines dating back to … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2019 Wonka Wonka Wonka
While the rest of the political blogging world was focusing on the 2nd Democrat debate I was spending my time more productively by attending my 5th annual Pintastic NE being held once again at the Sturbirdge Host Hotel in Sturbridge MA. And of course a Any event with DaTechGuy at it means views and interviews … Continue reading Pintastic NE 2019 Early Videos
a Knitting website has decided to ban open support for Donald Trump; The ban includes "support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content." The company assures users that if they get booted from the site for supporting Trump, "we will make sure that you have access to your data." … Continue reading Under the Fedora Raverly gets woke, Google still woke, Sarkeesian gets broke, Trump No blood for Drones, Pintastic NE starts Thursday!