Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

By John Ruberry As I've mentioned here a few times, 2018 is Illinois' bicentennial year, a fact that not only has escaped most Americans but even, I suspect, most people living in Illinois. Last Monday the official Illinois bicentennial party was held in Chicago at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

Secret Weapon

by baldilocks Keeping a secret, that is, keeping one's mouth shut about what you are doing and accomplishing -- especially when there are people who would love nothing better than to see you fail -- is nearly a lost art, and there are many who don't understand the value of it, especially in the age … Continue reading Secret Weapon

Slave versus enslaved person

By John Ruberry I did not contribute my usual Sunday post here because Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I were on a short vacation to Nashville. Among our visits were stops at three mansions, Carnton in Franklin, as well as Belmont, and the Hermitage, which was Andrew Jackson's home. There we were told by tour guides … Continue reading Slave versus enslaved person

Jeffrey Epstein Hillary Clinton Election 2020 & DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage

On Wednesday I noticed this on twitter concerning Jeffrey Epstein and the Miami Herald: The Miami Herald has put together a bombshell of an investigation of Jeffrey Epstein and prosecutors who negotiated a sealed plea arrangement that allowed the billionaire to only spend a year in jail and avoid prosecution for allegedly sexually assaulting dozens … Continue reading Jeffrey Epstein Hillary Clinton Election 2020 & DaTechGuy’s Laws of Media outrage

Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

By John Ruberry Democrats, particularly Chicago Democrats, love political dynasties. Before Mayor Carter Harrison Jr. there was Carter Harrison. Before Richard M. Daley there was Mayor Richard J. Daley. In Mike Royko's indispensable study of urban machine politics, the Pulitzer Prize columnist wrote, "The Dan Ryan is the expressway that [Richard J.] Daley takes to … Continue reading Forward to Detroit: Prominent Chicago mayoral candidate suggests a commuter tax

Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Julie Kelly at American Greatness: If you are someone on the political Right who might quit Twitter because it just banned Jesse Kelly, here’s my plea: Don’t. After the shocking news spread Sunday night that Twitter had deplatormed the conservative influencer for unknown reasons, some conservatives are threatening to leave the social media site. Glenn … Continue reading Make Them Push You Off the Battlefield (UPDATED)

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

John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial

Fraser:  You should allow a man his illusions Cahill US Marshall 1973 There are a lot of things that you hear in media that are so patently absurd that you can't believe someone would say it. That was my reaction to John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts rebuked the president for suggesting there was such a thing … Continue reading John (Old Yellowstain) Roberts in Denial

The Mysteries of a Lame Duck Congress

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up DaTechGuy Sept 2010 One of the things I like least about the political world is the duplicity.  There are many people in the political world who will say one thing to get votes and another when they no longer face said votes. There are … Continue reading The Mysteries of a Lame Duck Congress

It’s No Mystery , It’s Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

Tom Hagen: Right now we have the unions and we have the gambling and those are the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. If we don’t get a piece of that action we risk everything we have. Not now, but ten years from now. The Godfather 1972 I've been seeing … Continue reading It’s No Mystery , It’s Still the Tom Hagen Math (and Business)

An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Lately I've had a lot more responsibility at work as we ramp up for Black Friday and the time that follows and I've been given a lot of people to get up to speed to be ready for the onslaught. Because these days available workers are at such a premium instead of just getting workers … Continue reading An Interesting if Sightly Depressing Anecdote

Florida Woman

Yeah, I'm from California. So what? by baldilocks Call me paranoid, but I think things like this are intentional. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Monday claimed Florida's Broward County election supervisor Brenda Snipes is a Republican, despite the fact she is a Democrat. "We should also point out that Brenda Snipes in Broward County is … Continue reading Florida Woman

I Repeat, the Time to be Ready for the Election 2020 Vote Fraud Algorithm is NOW!

Shortly after President Trump's election I wrote this: There was plenty of talk about a “rigged” system before the election and one of the biggest signs of it was certain big city Democrat counties holding back reporting in key states. The basic idea which has been part of the equation as long as machine politics … Continue reading I Repeat, the Time to be Ready for the Election 2020 Vote Fraud Algorithm is NOW!

To survive the Illinois GOP must be the anti-tax hike party

By John Ruberry While there is some debate on whether there was a blue wave nationally after last week's midterm elections,, in Illinois, my state, there certainly was one. Voters booted out a Republican governor, billionaire Bruce Rauner, for Democratic billionaire JB Pritzker. Both men opened their wallets to fund their campaigns and downticket races. … Continue reading To survive the Illinois GOP must be the anti-tax hike party

What the Left has in Common with Satan…

...they really try to grind you out. I thought that with the election over it there might be a chance to relax for just a moment but the left, constantly seeking power like Satan constantly seeking souls simply never gives up. They will push and push and push until you give in or until they … Continue reading What the Left has in Common with Satan…

Trump Refuses to Yield

by baldilocks Whatever one thinks of President Trump, he doesn't seem dismayed or chagrined about the flipping of the House to the Democrats or about the dubious and ongoing efforts by Democrat Party in Florida, Georgia and Arizona to change the outcomes of political races lost by Democrat candidates. He keeps on doing what he … Continue reading Trump Refuses to Yield

Will the Democrats Make a Wall Deal?

Presuming a miracle doesn't occur before the end of this congress and the start of the next one if Donald Trump wants a wall he is going to have to get funding from Democrats. Since border security worked so well in the Senate for the left this is an issue that might cause a lot … Continue reading Will the Democrats Make a Wall Deal?

Will House Democrats “Kavanaugh” themselves?

Yesterday I wrote this about the Democrats and the house: lot of crazies managed to win in deep blue states meaning that the left will be dying to go full pussy hat while Pelosi tries to make sure her caucus doesn't have a Kavanaugh moment that so disgusts voters that those 30 districts she flipped go … Continue reading Will House Democrats “Kavanaugh” themselves?

Six Very Groggy Thoughts about Election 2018 (Circa 10 am EST)

I had made it a point not to hear anything about the election at work yesterday, when sometime between 10 & 11 PM a co-worker who hates POTUS with a passion said that the GOP was keeping the House and Senate.  Given that the pols had not yet closed in California and the west this … Continue reading Six Very Groggy Thoughts about Election 2018 (Circa 10 am EST)

Election Day: The Democrat Crooks of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, which elects an unending stream of crooks to local, state, and national office, is a microcosm of what’s wrong with the Democratic Party. Eleven-term U.S. Rep. Robert A. Brady, the leader of the party in Philly, decided not to run for reelection after being embroiled in a scandal over a reported payoff to a would-be challenger. Chaka … Continue reading Election Day: The Democrat Crooks of Philadelphia