Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
He's Not Whining About OJ Simpson
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Blago Talks - Dems Twist In Wind
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Caroline Kennedy - Aided by the Corrupt Daley Machine
Beyond the fact that her entire life has been defined by the results of a dirty vote fraud in Chicago what does this woman think that she will bring to the table to help the State of New York? The Kennedy family has shown a lifetime of entitlement for generations and this is just more of the same for that family. I have to wonder, is Michael Skakel busy? It is almost riotous that members of the Democratic Party want the New York Senate seat to be occupied by a completely inexperienced woman with historic ties to the Chicago Daley Machine and its vote fraud activities.
On the other hand, like Steve Goodman's You Never Even Call by My Name she may be the perfect Democrtaic candidate for New York state, she is after all: the daughter of man who gained the pinacle of US politics with the help of the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine, her uncle, a US Senator killed a woman while DUI, one cousin murdered a neighbor while high, another cousin ran into a DC barricade while DUI, another cousin was killed when he ran into a tree while SUI (skiing uinder the influence), she worked at an art museum, she has worked at the family library, she attended Radcliffe, she is a lawyer. If this is the best that New York can do then it is little more than a backwater, possum stew and all.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Mankiw Gives Obama Some Good Advice....
My advice to Team Obama: Do not be intellectually bound by the textbook Keynesian model. Be prepared to recognize that the world is vastly more complicated than the one we describe in ec 10. In particular, empirical studies that do not impose the restrictions of Keynesian theory suggest that you might get more bang for the buck with tax cuts than spending hikes.
The rest of the post can be found here.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
UAW Kills Bill
Hong Kong Government Confirms Bird Flu
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04:31 121108 HONG KONG (AFP)--Hong Kong's government confirmed Thursday that the deadlyH5N1 bird flu virus was found at a poultry farm, the first outbreak on a farm in the territory in nearly six years. "We have identified the virus as H5N1 this afternoon following a series of tests," said a spokeswoman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and ConservationDepartment.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Patti Blagojevich: "Hold up that f***ing Cubs s***"
Thank You Cook County Democrats
Impeach Blagojevich - Now!
Democratic Illinois Governor In Jail!
Here is a Tribune story.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Happy birthday Iceman
Butler, who legally changed his name to reflect "the Iceman" on political ballots has been a member of the Cook County Board since 1985 and as his Wikipedia entry notes, he voted for the notorious Cook County sales tax increase legislation of 2008. Here he is in December of 2007 singing his 1960 hit He Will Break Your Heart:
The Powerline post includes a great video of Only the Strong Survive.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Sunday December 7, 1941
BY ANDREW HERRMANN Staff Reporteremail@example.com
Sixty-seven years ago, Pearl Harbor erupted in flames.
In Chicago, another, much smaller fire was breaking out at the hands of the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941. At the Japanese Consulate at 435 N. Michigan, officials frantically burned official papers as reporters shouted questions.
An employee of the Japanese Consulate here destroys documents on Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. (Sun-Times file)
"I believe the bombing of Honolulu was a mistake,'' the Chicago consul, Kihachiro Ohmori, told them. "Personally, I bear no malice toward the United States.''
That account is included in a fascinating file in the research library of the Chicago History Museum -- a yellowing, 108-page collection, held together with a single copper clip, of the day's dispatches by the City News Bureau, the former local wire service. The collection begins with the humdrum details of Chicago: A tool-grinder is shot at 3940 W. Madison; a car accident occurs at 140th and Torrence.
5:33 p.m.: Bulletin: The Japanese consul is at his office.
5:43 p.m.: Local military officials gather at the downtown post office.
5:57 p.m.: Consul Ohmori responds "no" to the question, "Do you think Japan will win?" He also answers "no" when asked, "Do you think the United States will win?"
6:16 p.m.: Army Pvt. Edward Lesniewski, 22, of 10648 Ewing, home from Hawaii on furlough, says, "I don't think the Japanese caught us entirely by surprise. We've been training for such a situation too long.''
6:45 p.m.: Navy Rear Adm. John Downes said Great Lakes naval training station is ready. "The Navy has been preparing for any eventuality for many months. ... We have been attacked. We have but one recourse.''
6:47 p.m.: John M. Landers, AWOL from the Army, turns himself in to police at the Warren Avenue station, saying, "I want to go back" and fight the Japanese.
7:06 p.m.: Police Commissioner James P. Allman orders officers to guard "all institutions that may be subject to sabotage such as water, gas and electric plants.''
7:30 p.m.: Allman orders that all Japanese "meeting places" be closed.
7:52 p.m.: At a servicemen's club at 176 W. Washington, Martin Rich, 21, of Miami, declares, "We'll kick their teeth in.''
8:10 p.m.: Berry T. Ono, owner of two Japanese gift shops in Chicago, says the Japanese people back home don't want to fight, but "the military faction which is in power is pushing the country into a war that will bring it to ruin.''
8:38 p.m.: Police close Japanese Congregational Church, 214 W. Oak.
8:53 p.m.: Brig. Gen. John Clinnin, commander of the Illinois Reserve Militia, predicts the war will unify America: "Now there will be no racial or color discrimination. We're all in this together.''
9:05 p.m.: Local military recruiting officers say they are receiving hundreds of inquiries.
9:52 p.m.: Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly calls the Japanese "godless gangsters." Says Kelly: "They have forced the fight; they must take the consequences. Chicago is prepared and coordinated for this greatest of all crisis.''
10:10 p.m.: Four windows are smashed at Oriental Trading Co., 4133 W. Madison. "If they intend to take out their grudge on Japan by breaking out my windows, I'll just have to bear it,'' says the store owner. "I really don't blame them.''
11:25 p.m.: "Faith will carry us through this crisis,'' Justin W. Nixon of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School tells the Chicago Evening Club at Orchestra Hall.
Midnight: Officials say they will prevent saboteurs from derailing L lines "but declined to state the exact nature of those precautions.'' Federal authorities order railroads and bus lines to sell no tickets to Japanese.