Kenosha police Chief Dan Miskinis: My officers did nothing wrong in allowing teen gunman Kyle Rittenhouse to walk away after allegedly killing 2 protesters – Chicago Sun-Times


Chicago Newspapers

The newspaper lede that blatantly editorializes:

Kenosha police Chief Daniel Miskinis on Friday tried torationalize why his officers allowed a teenage gunman to walk away from the scene after authorities have said he killed two people with an assault rifle — a situation that led to heavy criticism of the department.

Rationalize? Not explain? Or does the writer and his editors not know the difference?

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Lumes Pancake House shooting: 5 shot, 1 fatally, outside Morgan Park restaurant, Chicago police say – ABC7 Chicago

Black lives matter. Tell that to the ubiquitous shooters.

Trevaughn Roberson, a relative of one of the women who was shot, said shootings are commonplace in the area.

“I won’t lie to you, it’s kinda normal for me. But it, for it to hit home, you know, it’s always that much worse. Of course I’m affected by it, yeah,” Roberson said. “This goes on all day, everyday. Everybody knows it. I just hope for better days.”

No one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.

Will Lori Lightweight show up and berate citizens for not naming the shooters?

Trump Outside-In Mideast Strategy Takes To the Sky

Things moving along in the Mideast:

President Trump’s top Mideast negotiator, Jared Kushner, and top Israeli and American officials are scheduled to board an El Al plane tomorrow to make the first direct commercial flight between Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi. The historic trip will vindicate the outside-in approach to peacemaking, long championed by Mr. Kushner.

Monday’s two-and-a-half-hour flight comes after the United Arab Emirates announced earlier in August its intention to fully normalize relations with Israel. On board, in addition to Mr. Kushner, will be President Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, and an Israeli delegation headed by Mr. O’Brien’s counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Anticipating their arrival — and despite background noises about a possible deal-breaking dispute involving an American sale of F35 fighter planes to the Emirates — the UAE officially scrapped a 1972 law that banned doing business with Israeli firms.

more more more about this deal by our dealmaker POTUS.

New CDC report says 94% of COVID deaths had underlying conditions, only 6% died from COVID alone

We have heard from Day One about underlying health condition as heightening risk, but 94%?

According to the report, only 6% of the COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. list COVID-19 as the only cause of death. 94% of COVID-19 deaths involved at least one other underlying health condition, and on average involved “2.6 additional conditions or causes of death.”


According to the CDC, 9,683 people have died in the United States having only COVID-19 listed on their death certificate as cause of death. At the time the CDC report was released, 161,392 deaths had been attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S.

The top underlying conditions:

  • Influenza and pneumonia
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hypertensive disease
  • Diabetes
  • Vascular and unspecified dementia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart failure
  • Renal failure
  • Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events

So “stay healthy” means do what you can to counter the above risks with a view to avoid or lessen candidacy for the new Big C.

Trending: Trump’s odds of winning rise to 50-50, first time in 92 days

What. Do. You. Know.

In a trend that began in July, the once-slumping odds that President Trump will win reelection have risen from 36% to an average of 50-50, with some gambling sites giving him a better than even chance of winning.

Oddschecker’s Pete Watt said Friday that Trump???s odds haven’t been this positive since May 28, 92 days ago, and come on the morning after the president accepted the Republican Party’s nomination to run for a second term.

Joe Biden still has a slight edge with the gamblers, at 52%. He had a 63% chance of winning in mid-July.

“This election has ebbed and flowed in favor of Trump, with plenty of observers beginning to write him off in the past few weeks,” said the spokesman for the British betting comparison site.

“However, with Election Day now very much of the horizon and Trump officially confirmed as the Republican nominee, his campaign will be delighted at the timely comeback that is being reflected in the betting markets,” he added.

Watt said that some betting sites have Trump beating Biden. “Some oddsmakers have even cut Trump”s odds to -110, demonstrative of a 52.38% likelihood of securing a second term,” said his analysis.

Seems voters giving up on the guy in the basement.

DON’T GET COCKY, KIDS: Some smart advice from a smart friend on Facebook: . . .

Some smart advice:

The future of the country will be decided in the next 60 days.

According to Real Clear Politics aggregation of polls, if the election were held today Biden would win the presidency and Democrats would win control of the U.S. Senate, to go along with their majority in the House of Representatives.

Don’t get cocky and dismiss the polls – I don’t care what happened in 2016.

I am a Virginian and never in a million years would’ve imagined my state would be where it is today. Democrats control us here now and they’re pushing their radical policies through at warp speed.

Biden can win. We can also lose the senate. That means a very real possibility of a democrat WH, House, and Senate in a matter of months.

You help no one if you continue thinking “Trump will win in a landslide.” Your overconfidence is as dangerous to this nation’s future as the leftist chaos we are seeing is.

Work. Work like your family’s life depends on it for the next 10 weeks.

Verbum sap. sat.

Wisconsin Catholic academy hires legal counsel to fight COVID closing order

The Catholic mouse roars.

MADISON, Wisconsin — A classical Catholic school academy voted Monday to hire a former Wisconsin solicitor general to pursue litigation against a school-closing order issued by the Dane County public health agency just 60 hours before parochial schools were set to open for fall 2020 instruction. A crowd-funding effort by Madison-based St. Ambrose Academy had raised nearly $91,000 in less than 48 hours to challenge the last-minute closing order aimed at preventing spread of COVID-19.

Joan Carey, executive director of St. Ambrose Academy, said the school has engaged the services of Misha Tseytlin, a partner with Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, a law firm that earlier this year helped the Diocese of Madison defeat attempts to place strict limits on Mass attendance due to the coronavirus. The decision to challenge the legality of the school-closure order was ultimately an easy one, she said.

Prayer also helps:

Parent Jill Yanke leads a Rosary rally for the opening of in-person instruction at Catholic schools Monday August 24 outside the headquarters of the Diocese of Madison, Wis. (Photo by Joseph M. Hanneman)