Friday, February 27, 2009
Chicago Chicago Tea Party - part V
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party - part IV - Chicago Bloggers
Anne Leary of the Backyard Conservative shown here in red up on a platform with the very cold colonist. The original Tea Party was both more dangerous politically and warmer, December in Boston.
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party - part III - Pioneer Court Art
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party - part II - This Family Brought a Tea Service!
Initially off on their own in Pioneer Court this family served tea.
This family came prepared.
warehouse that contained Chicago's Main Library.
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party
The rally started near the famous Chicago Picasso.
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party Today!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
World Trade Center Bombing - Old Enough to Get a Drivers License
The above photos show the basement levels of the World Trade Center after the February 26, 1993 bombing by Muslim jihadists.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Chicago's Chicago Tea Party - We're on a Mission From God
Well unlike Jake and Elwood Blues we may not be on a mission from God but we are on a mission for common sense, to paraphrase Elwood Blues - Our Lady of Blessed Wisdom don't fail us now! The above video shows "the Honorable Richard J Daley Plaza" and as Joliet Jake famously said, "that's where they have that Picasso!"
Hopefully the National Guard will not need to be there with tanks but then again, this is Chicago.
As Flying Debris noted Monday, the Chicago Tea Party will be held at:
50 West Washington St.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday February 27, 2009
There will be a march to the Michigan Avenue Bridge over the Chicago River, in front of the Chicago Tribune Building.
Also see the Backyard Conservative, the Marathon Pundit, Chicago Bungalow, Chicago Ray
Below is the trailer for the Blues Brothers movie.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Happy Mardi Gras!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Chicago Tea Party Location Set
50 West Washington St.
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Friday February 27, 2009
Labels: Chiago Tea Party
Friday, February 20, 2009
Obama Campaign Ripped Off Chicago
It is notable that the Obama campaign is still in fundraising mode, I get e-mails every few days asking me to send money to poor old Barack, yet these people won't even pay their bills. Biggest campaign warchest ever and they won't pay their bills.
Please, will somebody tell the croooked people of the Obama campaign that the bill from Chicago is not their tax bill!
Update: Maybe Oprah will pay Obama's bill, after all she was in tears during Obama's speech, or as I posted on the Sun Times site at 8:43 this morning: Maybe the city should just charge those people who are driving around with those Obama, Hope and Change bumper stickers on their cars.
Islamic Rage Boy on New York Beheader
Hat Tip: JammieWearingFool
Ask Not How Many Jobs He Saved - Ask How Many Jobs He Lost
The expression "create or save," which has been used regularly by the President and his economic team, is an act of political genius. You can measure how many jobs are created between two points in time. But there is no way to measure how many jobs are saved. Even if things get much, much worse, the President can say that there would have been 4 million fewer jobs without the stimulus.
The post title is a Flying Debris take on the future rhetoric.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Democratic Ally Subpoenas Blog Commenters
Today the Chicago Journal has reported that the developer, a Mr. Holsten has subpoenaed Google for information on commenters on two Uptown blogs, Uptown Update, the fantastically named and now defunct What the Helen and two community group message boards. Chicago Alderman have a long held and well deserved reputation for withholding city services to those they don't like making this a real threat to many commenters.
This blog has been linked to by at least three of the four subpoenaed blogs and I have left comments on three of the four blogs, they are attempting to stifle my First Amendment right to free political speech through intimidation. Why participate if your garbage doesn't get picked up or your block starts to lack public services?
I do not live in Uptown, I get along well with my Alderman (I was an early supporter) so I am not affected by the threats however they are attempting to subpoena records on me, EL Rider. So on a day we get news that the Secret Service searched the home of a man with an anti-OBama, anti-abortion sign on his car we get news of Chicago Democrats attempting to intimidate Chicagoans exercising their First Amendment rights by leaving blog comments.
Hat Tip: Uptown Update
Traders Give Finger to Obama!
Hat Tip: Drudge via Publia at the great Wilmette blog via e-mail
If it matters, like many Chicago traders I know Rick.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
My Chicago Neighbor and His Monkey
After the unbelievable chimpanzee attack in Connecticut I recalled my Chicago neighbor and his monkey.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Bear Fan Rep. Mark Kirk Blasts House Leadership: "We Know Who Won the Super Bowl"
Here is Rep. Kirk's floor speech:
I might just ask the leadership why we are debating this resolution, taking time away from serious debate on the hidden stimulus bill. Why, as the economy tanks, congressional leaders are voting to borrow $2 trillion but we’re debating National Engineers Week and a football resolution? Now I watched the game and it was a good game but it's not our core mission. We should be debating the $2 billion appropriation for "neighborhood stabilization" available to organizations currently under criminal scrutiny like ACORN, a new wellness fund, or a government medical effectiveness board now with powers to override decisions of you and your doctor. When we take up resolutions like this, it's because we are trying to distract members and the American people for knowing what they cannot read in the stimulus bill. We can debate the Super Bowl but the results are not in doubt. What we ought to be debating is should we borrow $2 trillion on behalf of the American people and does anyone have that cash? We debate Engineer Week instead of asking the Fed, when you "monetize" debt, doesn't that really mean you're printing money? It's resolutions like this that weaken the reputation of the U.S. –
Hat Tip: Backyard Conservative
No More Free Sunday Parking Meters in Chicago
The City of Chicago has just completed a deal that privatized the city's parking meters and the Expired Meter helpfully reminds all of us what is entailed here. Higher rates and no free holidays or Sundays.
Labels: Chicago Parking
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Judd Gregg Withdraws Name From Commerce Dept. Consideration
Happy Birthday Abe Lincoln
Labels: Abraham Lincoln
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Happy Birthday Sarah Palin
Palin with Lorne Michaels during her SNL appearance last fall.
Labels: Sarah Palin
Global Warming Continues - Record Low Temp Confirmed in Maine
Having just finished what NASA, referring to recent sunspot activity described as the "Blankest Year of the Space Age" the brutal cold weather in America marches on. This recent heat wave is very welcome however it appears that we will soon return to the February norm of cold weather.
Hat Tip: Watts Up With That
Labels: Global Warming
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
What's Next for Putin - the Village People?
More on Connected Chicagoans Who Threaten Bloggers - $400,000 per "Low-Income" Condo on Subsidized Land
The discussion over how to proceed with the redevelopment of Wilson Yard started after the Yard burned down in 1996, I lived near Wrigley Field at the time and you could smell the odor of embers for weeks afterwards but the stench of Chicago politics has lingered over the Yards for more than a decade.
Hat Tip: Chicago News Bench
Russian Ruble Hitting the Fan Tonight
Monday, February 09, 2009
Senate Votes Cloture for 6-Foot Crap Sandwich
Welcome to Chicago UAW
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Is Joe Satriani Up for a Grammy?
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Hoped For Change at DOJ Under Way...
Friday, February 06, 2009
The Daschle Deal!
Chicago Bloggers Threatened!
Flying Debris wrote about Uptown and Helen Shiller in Could This Possibly Be Legal? Chicago’s 46th Ward:
During the 1980s and into the 1990s Shiller was helped by her then sidekick Walter “Slim” Coleman, a Marxist hazard from Harvard who is now a Methodist Minister and is providing “sanctuary” to Elvira Arellano at his Aldalberto United Methodist Church here in Chicago. Slim helped Helen perfect the strong-arm fraudulent politics that has become the norm in the Uptown neighborhood. It really is a shame because the neighborhood has some very beautiful housing stock and it runs along the shore of Lake Michigan. Don’t even get me started on the confluence of gangs, heroin, shelters and the powers that be in Uptown. Let me put it this way, between McCormick Place and Waukegan, a distance of over 45 miles of lake shore the least expensive property near the lake is 7 ½ miles north of McCormick Place in Helen Shiller’s 46th ward. It has been common knowledge that for Uptown to get past its problems that there needs to be a political change in the 46th Ward.
It is very interesting to note the comment left on that post by her last opponent, Democrat James Cappelman several months after the election:
A week before the election, just as we expected, Shiller campaign literature was distributed to the CHA and HUD high rises suggesting that I was a member of the Klan; that I wanted to round up all the neighborhood children and have them arrested on the spot; that I called for the closing of the local high school; that I was against all affordable housing; that I was against all job training; that I thought all poor people were a "waste of space"; and that I represented the worst of the Republican Party. It was all the usual tricks she has done at every election.
As a former Franciscan friar who took in people off the street, as a social worker at a children's hospital located in a poverty-striken area on the Southside, as a recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, as a co-founder of a homeless shelter, as an openly gay man who understands discrimination first-hand, and as a very liberal Democrat, I hardly think that there is a risk I would suddenly lose all my values of being an advocate for others when elected alderman. However, you would never know it from listening to the rhetoric spewed out from Shiller's campaign.
Sadly for James and all of us who live in Chicago we will likely see more such campaigning, especially if Helen's side wins this round by intimidating their opponents.
Update: thanks to Professor Reynolds for the link from Instapundit.
38 Years Ago Today Alan Shepard Played Golf On the Moon
Sixty-eight years, one month and twenty days after the Wright Brothers first flew their canvas covered Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk Alan Shepard played golf on the moon, try that on the next person who tells you that "the science is over and conclusive" (anthropological global warming) or "man cannot do that" (missile defense). Not to be outdone Edgar Mitchell performed the javelin toss, making the mission the first lunar Olympics. Enjoy the NASA film.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Chicago Democrats to Run National Census!
Hat Tip: Instapundit
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
San Francisco Madame vs. Box of Rocks
To call this woman a bimbo is an insult to Britteny Spears, the YouTube poster helpfully described the San Francisco Madame as "Dumber Than Soap", I would like to add Dumber Than Dirt.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Daschle Withdraws Nomination
Labels: Tom Daschle
The Music Died 50 Years Ago Today
Here is the Grateful Dead playing the Holly classic Not Fade Away at the Oakland Coliseum on New Years Eve 1985. Many people under the age of 50 only know Not Fade Away from the Grateful Dead, as you can see it was often a sing-along.
Here are the Rolling Stones playing Not Fade Away in 1964.
Hat Tip: Lin Bremer on WXRT radio.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Marc Rich Patsy Now Attorney General
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Sean Penn Finds Snowmachine to "Save Kentucky!"
Obama Congratulates Own Kind - Neglects Military
On congratulating the feckless United Nations I guess that Obama was relying on the fact that Iraqi election law established a commission to guide future elections, unfortunately for Obama and the hapless people in the White House the committee has yet to be formed. President Obama is just another typical Democratic politician, in this case Obama went out and trumpeted a success that he had absolutely nothing to do with, a success that he in fact fought against and while doing so he congratulated a similar moral and strategic zero that had also fought against the establishment of an elected government in Iraq. All the while Obama has ignored the people who fought and died in order to rid Iraq of the predatory animals who stood against democratic elections. Yesterday was Obama's eleventh day in office.
Speaking of those brave Americans, here is a blog post from a (former?) member of the US Army who was on the ground guarding ballots during the 2005 Iraqi elections, in a comment on this Gateway Pundit post at 7:52 this morning kudzu630 wrote: "I was in Iraq in 2005, helped secure an election facility (see my blog) and saw how hard they the Iraqis worked to get it right. There was no UN. The UN cut and ran years ago and only had one or two workers I ran into in Baghdad. My CINC has now completely diminished the role the military has played in establishing a peaceful and democratically based Iraq."
If the Commander-in-Chief can't say it I will, thank you to all US service personnel and thank you kudzu630 and please pass that on to your colleagues at Fort Benning. There are Chicagoans who understand and appreciate your sacrifices.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit