Monthly Archives: February 2016

Gimme a Trump, gimme a Hitler, gimme a Trump Hitler, booooo

It’s been done, and it was unwarranted, this “Hitler hype,” writes Ira Stoll.

“Steven Hayward, author of The Age of Reagan, recalls the rhetoric”:

Democratic Rep. William Clay of Missouri charged that Reagan was “trying to replace the Bill of Rights with fascist precepts lifted verbatim from Mein Kampf.”

The Los Angeles Times cartoonist Paul Conrad drew a panel depicting Reagan plotting a fascist putsch in a darkened Munich beer hall.

Harry Stein (later a conservative convert) wrote in Esquire that the voters who supported Reagan were like the “good Germans” in “Hitler’s Germany.”…

John Roth, a Holocaust scholar at Claremont College, wrote: “I could not help remembering how 40 years ago economic turmoil had conspired with Nazi nationalism and militarism—all intensified by Germany’s defeat in World War I​—to send the world reeling into catastrophe. . . . It is not entirely mistaken to contemplate our postelection state with fear and trembling.”

You might say it’s a liberal meme.


Alderman Ed, won’t you please come clean???

Ed Burke on Ash wed

That’s an Ash Wednesday picture of the head alderman. Remember, alderman, dust thou art and into dust thou shalt return.

Goes for all of us. In the meantime, can the alderman and his fellow council members maybe save us some money by getting a little efficient in allocating workers comp payments?

Can this and the other dust-destined aldermen let us in on what the heck they are doing with our money?

Sun-Times is on their, especially his, case today with a swinging, stinging editorial.

Follow @csteditorials

For more than a century in Chicago, a mere City Council committee — now tightly controlled by a single powerful alderman — has called the shots on all worker compensation claims, in recent years shelling out what experts say is a “staggering” amount of money. Feel free to scream about that the … etc. etc.

Source: Editorial: Pull back curtain on Ald. Burke’s workers comp fiefdom | Chicago Sun-Times

What reporter saw from the crowd at Trump’s Fort Worth rally

Scene reminds one (me) of how heated has become the national political scene since 9/11 and the first Iraq war, culminating in the current overreaching Obama presidency.

Fort Worth, Tx.—Watching a Donald Trump rally on television doesn’t do it justice. That is not to say it’s not entertaining to watch on T.V.—I have enjoyed every second of the Trump speeches that have aired on cable networks—but hearing his rap while standing in the middle of a packed crowd of Texans who worship him is a whole different animal.

Young U. of Virginia grad, in foreign affairs and politics, gets with the groundlings and listens. Good stuff on the appeal of Trump, which is something held in contempt by — I hesitate to use the term — the elite.

More more more here: What I saw from the crowd at Trump’s Fort Worth rally

Insiders Daley nephew, Obama pal blow pension funds in poor investments

Nephew blew it.


It’s not what but whom you know. (Better not be what in these cases)

A real estate venture created by President Barack Obama’s onetime boss and a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley squandered $68 million it was given to invest on behalf of pension plans for Chicago teachers, cops, city employees and transit workers, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found.

The five public pension funds haven’t made a dime on the investments they made nearly a decade ago with DV Urban Realty Partners, a company created by Obama’s ex-boss Allison S. Davis and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko, records show.

In fact, the financially troubled pension plans have lost most of the money they gave DV Urban, which used the money to invest in risky real estate deals, primarily in neglected neighborhoods.

What lowers confidence in the Ruling Party more than stuff like this?

Source: THE WATCHDOGS: Pension funds lost millions on deals with Daley nephew, Obama pal

Empty mind? Write Science Fiction

Not quite, how about scrambled mind. But “barren,” she says.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras looks through “the barren island of [her] mind” and finds that “all good science fiction begins this way”: from the new edition of the Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal.

Something else in pursuit of her goal:

I stand in front of the window at Madison and Halsted hesitating before my reflection, weighing the awfulness of not knowing myself versus the lightness of being a blank slate.


I try to break into the fortress of my mind by staring into my iris.

Good luck with it.

It occurs to me I could be an illegal immigrant. I have to avoid the authorities. I search up and down the street for cops.

I could be one of the millions undocumented, working for low wages, desperate, prone to predation.Prone to predation? I ask myself.

Even then this strikes me as an odd sentence construction.

She may be on to something. Is there something about in the fortress of your mind?

Source: All Good Science Fiction Begins This Way – The Los Angeles Review of Books

We’ve gotten used to rudeness in the White House

Rudeness in debates one thing. But while governing?

Obama’s rude snub of Netanyahu – The Washington Post…/obamasrude-snu…

The Washington Post

Mar 18, 2015 – And besides, unlike other heads of state, Obama had his secretary of state make a call to congratulate Netanyahu, a deliberate insult.

Report: Obama humiliated Netanyahu at the White House ……/report-obama-humiliated-netanyahu-at-the-white-h…

Hot Air

Mar 25, 2010 – Mr Obama then suggested that Mr Netanyahu and his staff stay on at ….of us and really is just a rude boorish fool! . . .;.

Barack Obama refuses to meet Benjamin Netanyahu on his … › … › Nile Gardiner

The Daily Telegraph

Sep 12, 2012 – Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu: a tense relationship This …Obama refuses to meet Benjamin Netanyahu on his US visit: a rude snub …

Obama snubbed Netanyahu for dinner with Michelle and the … › … › Barack Obama

The Daily Telegraph

Mar 25, 2010 – Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of …

Report: Obama Rude, Unapologetic in Leaked ……/report-obamarude-unapologetic-leaked-convers…

Jul 29, 2014 – Obama demanded that Israel cease its attempt to eliminate Hamas terrorists and terror infrastructure in Gaza and Netanyahu pushed back …

Report: Obama Was Rude and Hostile During Phone Call ……/report-obama-was-rude-and-hostile-during-phone-call-…

Jul 29, 2014 – Obama Foot on Table Israel The conversation between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama was tense and …

Netanyahu Humiliated After US Trip Goes Awry…/netanyahu-humiliated-a…

The Huffington Post

May 26, 2010 – Exactly what happened this week when President Barack Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been largely left to  …

Rudeness in debates, 2012

Pundits groan about this year’s rudeness. But consider these, for starters:

Romney’s Big, Rude, Interrupting and Disrespectful Debate …

Oct 17, 2012 – Uploaded by iTMIRadio

Published on Oct 17, 2012. The Right Wing and it’s media outlets spent a week attacking Joe Biden and crying foul when Biden debated Paul  . . . 

Joe Biden’s Rude Debate Laughter: The Joke’s on Him ……/2012/…/joe-biden-s-rudedeb

The Daily Beast

Oct 12, 2012 – Why the veep’s rude chortles throughout last night’s faceoff with Paul Ryan constituted a new low in debate etiquette.

Aggressive or annoying? Some find debate too rude ……

Yahoo! News

Oct 17, 2012 – FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney  

Final Debate: Romney Presidential While Obama Rude …

Final Debate: Romney Presidential While Obama Rude, Snide and Condesending Lawyer Style. Oct 23, 2012  .


Hey, no fair piling on Trump

Being done by the usual suspects, including YOUR internal revenue service, whose record in re: Republican taxpayers has already got a lot of (but not enough) attention.

Donald Trump ‘s claim that he can’t release his tax records because they’re being audited by the Internal Revenue Service doesn’t hold up, the agency said Friday.

Source: IRS response to Trump: Nothing prevents taxpayers from showing their own return – Chicago Tribune

Young woman Claims Israel Was Behind 9/11, ISIS, Charlie Hebdo Attack. What will happen to her?

This is the lady,   an asst prof at Oberlin College, in Ohio (Lena Dunham went there), where tuition is $49 thousand-and-change and room, board, and fees are twenty-thou more, who came up with this

to dramatize her carefully considered geopolitical theories.

Who she?

Joy Karega is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition. Her teaching and research interests include Black political and protest literacies [sic], translingual [sic] composition, rhetoric and composition historiography, social justice writing, and writing pedagogy.

She is currently working on a book project that draws upon archival research and oral history and historicizes [sic] the political literacy education of the Black Liberation Front International, a Black student organization at Michigan State University from 1968 to 1975.

She got her doctorate at U. of Louisville in 2014, is an un-tenured radical of a generation taught by tenured radicals. By now the 2nd or 3rd such generation, at least.

If she is ever denied tenure, she will not take it like a woman. There will be protests and a university president may have to resign. But there will be a place for her, as sure as God made little apples.

Source: Oberlin Professor Claims Israel Was Behind 9/11, ISIS, Charlie Hebdo Attack | The Tower

Brown shirts, black shirts, take your pick

Black Lives Matter students in brown shirts. Bad.

Breitbart News editor Ben Shapiro delivered a speech to the Young America’s Foundation at CSU LA, despite administrators and demonstrators.

Or black shirts that Mussolini used to give out.

Source: Ben Shapiro Torches Cal State LA Faculty in ‘Diversity’ Speech

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