A glorious new era of Chicago aldermanic convictions may be upon us

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

Exercises in Finger-Pointing and Illiteracy

by baldilocks Today’s Twitter mob is using the hashtag #FakeChristian as its weapon of choice and, this time, it’s directed at Vice President Mike Pence, who was in Texas yesterday. During his hours-long tour of Texas detention facilities Friday, Vice President Mike Pence came face-to-face with a group of nearly 400 migrant men who were being held … Continue reading Exercises in Finger-Pointing and Illiteracy

CNO, new CNO, and sexual harassment

ADM Bill Moran, from Wikipedia In case you hadn't caught it, the nominee for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) retired early because he maintained a professional relationship to a former Public Affairs Officer (PAO) that had previously been charged (but not found guilty) of sexual harrassment. It's a mess that eventually resulted in the … Continue reading CNO, new CNO, and sexual harassment

Why Shouldn’t AOC think Nancy Pelosi is a Racist?

I was about to write a piece making fun of the Democrats like AOC now turning on Nancy Pelosi when it hit me. Why shouldn't people conclude that Nancy Pelosi is a racist? Consider: Nancy Pelosi belongs to a party that supported miscegenation laws, slavery, Jim Crow and even fought a war in order to … Continue reading Why Shouldn’t AOC think Nancy Pelosi is a Racist?

Tales from the Illinois Exodus Part 5: Chicagoans finally awakening to pension bomb

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

Remember If Hillary Clinton Wins in 2016 Jeffrey Epstein is Not Arrested in 2019

“Here’s the tennis game, Donald Trump kissed a woman in a bathing suit. Trump hits back: Tell me about the president’s relationship with a guy named Jeffrey Epstein. That’s your tennis match.” Donny Deutsch: Morning Joe 8:12 AM May 16th 2016 Yesterday Instapundit linked to this piece at the Hollywood Reporter on how the A-List … Continue reading Remember If Hillary Clinton Wins in 2016 Jeffrey Epstein is Not Arrested in 2019

Thorn In My Mind

“So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So … Continue reading Thorn In My Mind

Fascism on the Political Left has become all too common

The title of this article and subject matter may anger some and even offend others.  Sometimes the truth hurts.  Fascism, which I define as an intolerance and hostility towards ideas that are different resulting in censorship, has often been a component of the political left.   Beginning with President Trump winning the presidency back in 2016, … Continue reading Fascism on the Political Left has become all too common

The Government We Deserve in Minnesota & Fitchburg, Seattle, Kentucky & LA under the Fedora

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 Dynasty Baseball / USA Today Tournament is Tomorrow Night Starting at 8 PM EST!

32 years ago I opened a hobby shop in Fitchburg MA at the ripe old age of 24 and to promote the store I started a face to face tabletop baseball league. We started with Avalon Hill's Status Pro Baseball when that went away (it's now back here btw) we did one year of the … Continue reading The Dynasty Baseball / USA Today Tournament is Tomorrow Night Starting at 8 PM EST!

“You’re the 1st Trump Supporter I’ve Met”

That was one of the closing sentences said to me near the conclusion of a long conversation with a person who I've known tangentially at work for a while. We've spoken in the past, both of us having tech backgrounds (although I'm not doing tech now) and always gotten along well and because of a … Continue reading “You’re the 1st Trump Supporter I’ve Met”

Fighting for the Serf Turf

by baldilocks From a 2018 op-ed by Clarence Mckee: A caravan of an estimated 1,500 future illegal aliens from Central America is marching across Mexico on its way to sanctuary cities in the United States. You can bet that [now former] Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., the two Democratic U.S. senators from California — Diane Feinstein … Continue reading Fighting for the Serf Turf

Antifa and the media

It would seem that Andy Ngo has the proper credentials for the mainstream media to support him. He’s a journalist and the gay son of Vietnamese immigrants. Unfortunately, he’s also conservative. That means that the mainstream press either ignored him or made jokes about him when he was seriously injured by Antifa thugs in Portland, … Continue reading Antifa and the media

Report from Louisiana: Need Book Recommendations

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Are y’all on Goodreads?  I am, but I’m not sure why.  I think I signed up so I could get reading suggestions from my friends, but I suppose I don’t need Goodreads to do that. This year everyone was signing up for the 2019 Reading Challenge. For some reason I … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Need Book Recommendations