Blogger in downtown Chicago By John Ruberry It was another bad week in Illinois, the unhappiest state in the union. The ward office of Ald. Carrie Austin, the second-longest serving member of the Chicago City Council, was raided by the FBI on Wednesday. The irony was thick as Austin, who as appointed to her position … Continue reading Tales from the Illinois Exodus–Part Four
This post isn’t really about politics, but I need to use a couple of illustrations from the political world in order to flesh out today’s topic, so please bear with. Back in the dawn of antiquity known as 2009, shortly after Barack Obama assumed his duties as President the annual CPAC convention took place in … Continue reading Association > Definition
by baldilocks He told them he was going to do this. President Donald Trump is officially withholding hundreds of millions in U.S. aid to three Central American countries as punishment for being much of the source of the current illegal immigration crisis. The White House informed Congress Monday that it will permanently divert $370 million … Continue reading Trump Takes Away and Gives
By John Ruberry Five months after being sworn in as governor of Illinois, Democrat JB Pritzker has gotten pretty much everything he asked for as candidate, which isn't surprising as Democrats enjoy supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. Running the show in the General Assembly is House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), a master … Continue reading After five months of Pritzker: the Illinois Exodus will continue
by baldilocks From a recent conversation: Them: “I didn’t vote for President Obama either time. You know that. But I like him.” Me: “Really?” Them: “I can’t stand Trump! I know you’re on the Trump Team.” The Trump Team? We’re on teams now? Me: “I’m not on the ‘Trump Team.’ I’m on the side of … Continue reading The Irrelevance of Presidential Likability
Don Surber notes some stats on Prison Reform "And overall, the average decrease was 73 months said the report, titled U.S. Sentencing Commission First Step Act of 2018 Resentencing Provisions Retroactivity Data Report."The average original sentence was 239 months (20 years).The average new sentence was 166 months (14 years).The average age of the inmate receiving … Continue reading Economic Prison Reform, Educational Sacrilege, Straight vs Gay Pride, The Discovery Channel, evidence and Insanity Under the fedora.
There seems to be some surprise that Joe Biden has very little to say on the campaign trail where he holds a considerable lead on every single other Democrat candidate: here’s former vice president Joe Biden’s agenda for the holiday weekend, according to his campaign: “Joe Biden has no public events scheduled.”Those seven words are … Continue reading Of Course Biden is Quiet
The answer comes early in this clip from Godfather 3 Your enemies always grow strong on what you leave behind. The MSM left behind the story of the Blue Dress so Matt Drudge picked it up and became strong. The MSM left behind conservative viewers. Fox news did not so Fox news became strong. Finally … Continue reading If you want to know why the left keeps losing to the right
Yesterday's impromptu press conference by Donald Trump was a nightmare in a half for the left. While the media will play the petulance card the reality is this. Donald Trump has a strong economy with wages rising. He's got a successful foreign policy and talked about two actual problems, the border and infrastructure. Most importantly … Continue reading Trumps Challenge: What do you Democrats Stand For?
As soon as you are disarmed by baldilocks No member of my family would dream of doing this to me. Well, they might dream about it, but they’d leave it there. Your family members might be different. From Matthew A. Sears at the Washington Post. Too often, we see supposed moderate Republicans, most of whom … Continue reading You Will Be Made Accountable For Your Voting Choices
By John Ruberry Chicago's reputation for corruption is well-deserved. Since 1973 there have been thirty-five members of the City Council who have been sentenced to federal prison. Likely there will be thirty-sixth soon as outgoing Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty two months ago to a charge of wire fraud. In January, Chicago's most powerful alderman, … Continue reading Chicago’s new mayor wants to end aldermanic prerogative
For reasons I haven't quite figured out the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop which was a launching pad for Eddie Murphy has been on my mind lately. With the election results in Australia one scene in particular hit me. After defying an order to leave town by the police chief Detroit Cop Axel Foley (Murphy) … Continue reading That Pesky thing called Reality or A Nation of Sgt Taggarts in Australia
by baldilocks Abe Greenwald: Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib brought the disease of anti-Semitism into the upper echelons of the Democratic Party when they were elected in November. The party could have fought the disease. It chose instead to nurture it. And that’s when the irreversible rot set in. The rot explains why Democrats, … Continue reading The True Leaders of the Democrat Party
Almost a half century ago a young Nun in the North facing a serious operation made a vow that if he allowed her to walk after said operation she would go south and found a monastery there. Mother Angelica kept that vow and from her Monastery eventually came EWTN the worldwide Catholic network based in … Continue reading Mother Angelica Strikes in Alabama
Blogger on the site of his mother's childhood home in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood By John Ruberry "You cannot be a slave of two masters; you will hate one and love the other; you will be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6:24. Once again, Father … Continue reading Pfleger will continue to do what he wants at St. Sabina Church