The Democrats Own the Philly Cop Shootings

As a general rule it's not a good idea to blame others for the actions of an individual.  For example when Maurice Hill decided to shoot a bunch of police coming to arrest him, it was likely not a political statement on police, had nothing to do with folks like Senators Kamala Harris or Elizabeth … Continue reading The Democrats Own the Philly Cop Shootings

My return to Detroit

By John Ruberry Last week I had some time off from work and I did what few people do. Before sunrise I left home and drove to Detroit for a pleasure visit. It was my second trip to the Motor City. My first Da Tech Guy account, from 2015, is here. What follows is a … Continue reading My return to Detroit

History Repeats Itself: The Left Embraces PLO Reasoning on Body Cams

George Washington McLintock: Now Katherine, are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you? McLintock! 1963 Two years ago I wrote about an interesting incident in Jerusalem.  It seems that the "Palestinians" were objecting to treatment they claimed they were receiving when visiting the Temple/Mount area and a solution was suggested by … Continue reading History Repeats Itself: The Left Embraces PLO Reasoning on Body Cams

After Multiple Arrests, New York Democrat Finally Drops Congressional Bid

In New York's 19th Congressional District (which I used to be a part of before a recent redrawing put me into the 18th instead), Steven Brisee was running among several other Democrats hoping to oust Republican Congressman John Faso from his seat. But Steven Brisee can't seem to stop himself from getting arrested! Steven Brisee … Continue reading After Multiple Arrests, New York Democrat Finally Drops Congressional Bid

Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

By John Ruberry Last week I wrote this in my own blog about a scandal-plagued state university in Kentucky: "Is Louisville a college with an athletic program? Or is it an athletic program that offers some college classes?" Late last month the shadowy and corrupt realm of NCAA men's college basketball, whose players are nominally … Continue reading Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”

Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

My plans for finally getting my Red Summit post were derailed a 2nd time after I read this piece from Christopher Harper that stopped me in my tracks. Violent crimes increased nationally last year by more than 4 percent and homicides rose by nearly 9 percent, one year after violence rose nearly 4 percent and … Continue reading Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

The American Crime Spree

The FBI annual report that violent crime, including homicides, rose significantly for the second consecutive year rated only a few passing references in the news. Violent crimes increased nationally last year by more than 4 percent and homicides rose by nearly 9 percent, one year after violence rose nearly 4 percent and homicides jumped by … Continue reading The American Crime Spree

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

It’s a crime this story was ignored

"Crime by Migrants in Germany Increase." The headline on the story, buried deep within the Wall Street Journal, was so innocuous it might as well have said, "Nothing to See Here, Folks -- Please Move Along." Despite the mild headline, however, the article by Ruth Brenner was filled with statistics that spun a tale of … Continue reading It’s a crime this story was ignored

Help Wanted: Petty Criminal of Color in Baltimore looking for the Easiest Score of his Life

Andrew Knightley: You said you wanted to chew the fat. I think you just wanted to drink it. We're not your friends, we're just your fucking enablers. Gary King: Enabler? Oh that's a funny word. Gary King & The Enablers. Actually that would make a great name for the band. Steve, write that down.   … Continue reading Help Wanted: Petty Criminal of Color in Baltimore looking for the Easiest Score of his Life

Deep Corruption: Hiring scandal reveals stench of Illinois government

By John Ruberry You've heard of "Deep State," right? If you haven't, it's the powerful yet anonymous cadre of senior bureaucrats within the federal government who are toiling to undermine President Donald J. Trump. They are "the swamp" Trump wants to drain. In Illinois, where I live, we have Deep Corruption. Last week in my own … Continue reading Deep Corruption: Hiring scandal reveals stench of Illinois government

Chicago’s Southland: The rottenest apple in the corrupt Illinois orchard

By John Ruberry Contained in my inbox this morning was an email from Crain's Chicago Business touting an article by Dennis Rodkin, "Can Chicago's Southland Be Rebuilt?" In short, "probably" is his answer. Mine is "no." Chicago's Southland covers the city's South Side and its southern suburbs, some definitions include the Southwest Side and the southwest … Continue reading Chicago’s Southland: The rottenest apple in the corrupt Illinois orchard

Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Malone: You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson. The Untouchables 1987 Leonard: ...Sheldon, you can’t train my girlfriend like a lab rat. Sheldon: Actually, it turns out I can. Leonard: Well, you shouldn’t. Sheldon: There’s just no pleasing … Continue reading Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Review: Peaky Blinders so far

By John Ruberry Most of the main characters in Hell on Wheels, my last Netflix binge-watching adventure, were shaped, and scarred, by the American Civil War. In this BBC 2 television show, Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham, England beginning in 1919, World War I casts its shadow over the lead characters. Three seasons have been … Continue reading Review: Peaky Blinders so far

Jesse Jr further disgraces Chicago and himself

By John Ruberry Ann Richards, the last Democratic governor of Texas to date, is wrongly credited with a famous statement about George H.W. Bush, that he was "born on third base and thought he hit a triple." But you can say the same thing about former US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL), the son of the … Continue reading Jesse Jr further disgraces Chicago and himself