By John Ruberry Early next year the first round of the Chicago mayoral election will be held, If no candidate achieves a majority, then the top two face each other in a runoff. The two-term incumbent, Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's first chief of staff, is running, as are several other candidates, each with baggage, including … Continue reading Barack Obama, Chicago mayor?
“When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.” Lewis Carol Through the Looking Glass All animals are equal but some are more equal than others George Orwell Animal Farm One of the most difficult things about … Continue reading The 1st Amendment (Woke Liberal Translation)
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
Why is it so difficult to talk with liberals? Liberals tend to feel more than think. They feel others' pain. But they don't feel conservatives' pain. A college classmate recently posted a photo of a Nazi flag next to an American one as an example of her growing concern about hate in the United States … Continue reading Liberalism Explained
Update: As if on cue, leftist-operated Facebook is turning to liberal "fact checkers" in their quest to quash the scourge of free speech fake news. As you read the article, keep this in mind because the drumbeat is getting louder every day. Folks, if conservatives don't get louder, we're going to get drowned out. Never … Continue reading The relentless drumbeat of insanity from the left will work if we let it
Lt. Sharpe: Care to join the rifles' Dobbs? Pvt Dobbs: That I would sir Lt. Sharpe: It's a good life, if you can stay alive. Sharpe's Eagle 1993 I wrote a bit about the liberalism of the rich, of people so removed from the consequences of life that they are unwilling to oppose anything that … Continue reading The Liberal Sports Exception
I really shouldn't enjoy this piece so much: “This is the end. They’re running out of road,” Masters told the Guardian. He accused managers and board members of promoting conspiracy theories – including those related to the “truth” about 9/11 and claims about cancer and HIV. “They’ve run this place into the ground.” Mind you … Continue reading “They’ve run this place into the ground.”
This weekend at Instapundit Randy Barnett linked to an interesting piece on Star Trek TNG that discussed how the 3rd Season Cliffhanger led to acceptance in the Star Trek Community. “MR. WORF, FIRE!”: The Story of the Most Daring Cliffhanger in Star Trek ‘Next Generation’ History: If you are a star trek fan you'll likely … Continue reading A Star Trek Clue on Liberalism
Back during the Bush years we used to occasionally hear that once democrats were in charge again they would look at national security seriously: If Presidential Candidate Clinton sometimes displays a commendable maturity towards the war in Iraq and National Security, compared to her fellow party-members, perhaps it derives from her more certain confidence of what the … Continue reading I guess that experiment was a failure
Nothing illustrates the difference between the liberal understanding of the MSM and the conservative understanding of the MSM Here is a video that perfectly illustrates the collective liberal reaction to the concept that media icon Brian Williams was lying through his teeth to the public. And here is a video that perfectly illustrates the collective conservative … Continue reading Liberals vs Conservatives on Brian Williams in two videos
Full disclosure, I have only seen one of the movies nominated in any category for an Oscar this year (the Hobbit, the battle of five armies which is up an Oscar for sound editing) as for the rest, I do not plan to see any of the movies nominated for anything until they come to … Continue reading Where’s the Oscar category for best critique of the Heteronormative Patriarchy?
Malone: Everybody knows where the booze is. The problem isn't finding it. The problem is who wants to cross Capone. Let's go. The Untouchables 1987 Henry Hill:They called him Jimmy the Gent...Drivers loved him. They used to tip him off about the really good loads, of course, everybody got a piece....And when the cops assigned … Continue reading Ebola in Africa or Good Fellas on an International Scale
By John Ruberry Over the last few days there have been several protests, many of them attended out-of-towners, by leftist groups, such as National Nurses United, against the shut off of water to delinquent waters by city-owned Detroit Water and Sewerage. Last July of course Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. Decades of … Continue reading The cost of liberalism: Detroit’s water war
By: Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- "Trigger warnings." As a teacher of literature, this blows my mind: Colleges across the country this spring have been wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as … Continue reading Isn’t “Trigger Warning” Too Provocative a Term?
I briefly linked this story concerning Wendy Davis yesterday in my diatribe about liberalism however it's worth coming back to today because Wendy Davis is the perfect symbolism liberalism. Consider liberalism is always spending other people's money. They demand an increase in the minimum wage, which will of course be paid by employers, they demand … Continue reading Wendy Davis: The Perfect Hero for Liberalism
Cui Bono? Lucius Cassius Longinus Ravilla 2nd Century BC David: Why is that wrong? Darryl: Look, I have the gift. I didn't ask for it, but I do. I can sense these things, spirits, whatever you wanna call 'em. Why they're hangin' here in the first place? That's their unfinished business. David: Do I have … Continue reading That’s the right question
Bryan: That is what happens when you sit behind a desk. You forget things, like the weight in the hand of a gun that's loaded and one that's not. Taken 2008 One of the problem when you have dealt with only a free society in your life you forget how the real world works. However … Continue reading Greenpeace, The left and the Wages of Obama & Syria
One of the argument's I've heard on twitter is that to blame the Democrats for the failure of Detroit is folly. While Detroit has been under Democrat control for 50+ years it's hardly the only city where democrats have a stranglehold on the vote. And I've also heard people be very careful about race. Detroit's … Continue reading Detroit and Going the Full Sharpton
I've had a lovely evening, this wasn't it Groucho Marx Words mean things Rush Limbaugh "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less." Lewis Carrol Through the Looking Glass 1871 I really enjoy the humor of … Continue reading The Language and Propaganda of the Left
Dr Ray Stantz:Gozer the Gozerian... good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension. Dr. Peter Venkman: That oughta do it. Thanks very … Continue reading Who ya gonna call?