Pride Parade? Chicago needs a Shame Parade

By John Ruberry As this post goes live, the 48th Chicago Pride Parade is taking place on the city's North Side. The event is still commonly called the Gay Parade, "Pride" is of course a much more generic term. On the Yahoo home page today, next to the rainbow colors, is this message, "Be proud … Continue reading Pride Parade? Chicago needs a Shame Parade

Strategic Success for the Organized Left

by baldilocks Right now, I’m re-reading Bryan Burrough’s Days of Rage. More accurately, I’m reading it to its end this time—not yet reached. It’s a history of Left Wing activist/terror era of the late 1960s and the 1970s, featuring these well-known players: Students for a Democratic Society, Weather Underground, the Black Panthers (old-school version) and … Continue reading Strategic Success for the Organized Left

Chris Kennedy, Illinois’ snowflake candidate for governor

By John Ruberry The Democratic gubernatorial primary in Illinois is more than a year away but the field of candidates to challenge Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner is taking shape. On Thursday Christopher G. Kennedy, a son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced on YouTube that he'll be running for the Democratic nomination for governor of America's … Continue reading Chris Kennedy, Illinois’ snowflake candidate for governor

Obama’s chickens coming home to roost as he gives Chicago farewell address

By John Ruberry On the Sunday after the 9/11 attacks, Jeremiah Wright, then Obama's pastor, bellowed, "God d--n America" and "America's chickens are coming home to roost" from the pulpit of his Chicago church. Two nights from now President Barack Obama will give his farewell address in Chicago, his adopted hometown. The Hawaii-born 44th president moved … Continue reading Obama’s chickens coming home to roost as he gives Chicago farewell address

Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

By John Ruberry "There's not a liberal America and a conservative America. There's the United States of America." Barack Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2004. Inspirational words, yes. But the spirit of the Democratic Party is now embodied by the leftist mob in Barack Obama's hometown who packed the house at the UIC Pavilion, preventing a possible presidential … Continue reading Obama’s anti-free speech ’08 campaign set the tone for Chicago attack on Trump

Pinned Down, Penned Down

by baldilocks We are almost at the end point of the Herding™ . From me, in 2010: [B]lack Americans have become the organized Left's shock troops in latter’s war against America and all too many of us have become the Left's overseers, tasked to force the "deserters" back into formation using the tools of ridicule and shame. I almost … Continue reading Pinned Down, Penned Down

Hey let’s Disavow David Duke AND Bill Ayers

I'm a bit confused concerning Donald Trump's answers to Jake Tapper concerning David Duke and the KKK (Judging from Jake's reaction he was pretty confused too by Trump's response on what should have been a gimme question). It's doubly confusing given that in the past he had no problem disavowing Duke in his reform party … Continue reading Hey let’s Disavow David Duke AND Bill Ayers

Ronald Reagan clearly loved America

By John Ruberry The poet called Miss Liberty's torch "the lamp beside the golden door." Well, that was the entrance to America, and it still is. And now you really know why we're here tonight. The glistening hope of that lamp is still ours. Every promise, every opportunity, is still golden in this land. And … Continue reading Ronald Reagan clearly loved America

The latest battle in the long leftist war: The anti-police protests

By John Ruberry In David Horowitz' pamphlet Barack Obama's Rules for Revolution, the onetime leftist remarked, "An SDS radical once wrote, 'the issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.'  In other words, the cause-whether inner city blacks or women–is never the real cause, but only an occasion to advance the real cause, … Continue reading The latest battle in the long leftist war: The anti-police protests

Toward the Final Result of [the Culture] War

by baldilocks Too many of us are getting caught in the weeds. If one’s perspective is Christian, one is able to see a broader perspective of the direction in which Leftist ideology has taken this country. I’m not saying that all will see; I’m saying that they can see, if they are willing to look. And, sometimes, God will … Continue reading Toward the Final Result of [the Culture] War

SLA terrorist to return to teaching at University of Illinois

By John Ruberry The University of Illinois has three campuses, Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, and Springfield. The first one was the professional home of Bill Ayers for nearly two decades. Ayers, a longtime friend of the Obama family, was a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most violent of the radical groups of the 1960s … Continue reading SLA terrorist to return to teaching at University of Illinois

The Left and their police hatred

By John Ruberry In regards to police, I learned as a child one basic lesson: do what they say and obey the law. But during my childhood in the late 1960s is when the anti-cop movement began. Some of that bias is understandable, given the overt racism of such police leaders as Birmingham, Alabama's "Bull" … Continue reading The Left and their police hatred

Ta Kill Ya Party

Latino Leftists go all in on the "ethnic" "justice": The "Tequila Party," a Latino group formed in opposition to the Tea Party, wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director JamesComey on Monday torequest that the Tea Party and several officials be investigated for their role in protesting and blocking the transfer of … Continue reading Ta Kill Ya Party

When it comes to Bill Ayers & Pam Geller Ignorance is bliss for the left

One of the things that really fuels success for the left is ignorance. When you have people ignorant of the truth it is easier to sell the message of someone as a Hero and someone else as a villain and two stories today perfectly illustrated this. First we have this from Marquette University where they … Continue reading When it comes to Bill Ayers & Pam Geller Ignorance is bliss for the left

Fort Sumter and bad advice

Stacy being Stacy writes an excellent piece on the cultural change since the last major anniversary of the Civil War: Patriotism and courage have gone long since gone out of fashion. America's intellectual elite -- "The Ruling Class," as Professor Codevilla calls them -- are nowadays the diligent disciples of draft-dodgers who once marched beneath … Continue reading Fort Sumter and bad advice