Mar 18, 2015 Political
Rahm Emanuel is in a political battle to win reelection as Mayor of Chicago. Emanuel did not get enough votes to win outright and now he is pitted against a relative unknown challenger in the runoff.
Rahm is as partisan as they get. He hates Republicans and anyone else who is not on board with his socialist/progressive agenda. I have never heard him say anything positive about those who disagree with him and he is all in favor of a scorched earth policy to get what he wants while destroying those who stand in his way.
While it is not highly publicized, Rahm needs Republican support to win his reelection. He needs Republican voters to vote for him or he will most likely lose. He needs those he would just as soon ship to another planet to save his worthless butt from a humiliating defeat.
And the worst thing of all is there are Republicans who will help him.
There are certainly Republican voters who view him as the lesser of two evils and will cast their ballot in his favor. The lesser of two evils is still evil so just stay home.
Republican Senator Mark Kirk has already put his support behind Emanuel saying Chicago would become like Detroit if he loses. I get that Kirk is a US Senator representing Illinois but Chicago is heading to being like Detroit no matter what.
Couldn’t Kirk just keep his mouth shut? Hey Mark, do you think Emanuel will reciprocate and back you against a Democrat challenger? He will kiss you and leave cab fare on the table on his way out.
Emanuel has also garnered the support of conservative Republicans from different organizations.
Why are they helping this guy? He should be left to live or die (politically speaking) on his own.
Perhaps it is because in the overall scheme of things politics trumps party and country when all the players are working toward the same goals.
Sure, they all fight and call each other names but in the overall scheme of things politicians and organizations of both major parties are taking us to the same destructive place. Democrats are doing it in the fast lane and Republicans in the slow lane but in the end they will both reach the same destination.
We need to get people like Emanuel OUT of office even if his replacement is not any better. If the guy can’t cut it they can replace him in the next election but Emanuel will be GONE.
It would be strange if Emanuel wins and only because of Republican support. It would then be fun to watch as Emanuel returns the favor by promptly screwing them over.
Pop the popcorn it looks like the fun will soon begin.
Never surrender, never submit.
Feb 28, 2015 Political
Chicago, Obama’s hometown by the way, is in financial ruin. It taxes people to death and it spends way more than it takes in. The place is a haven for corruption and union deals that have led to pensions sucking the life out of the city. The only answer that liberals have is to tax more but the place has a lot of poverty and more and more people are getting on the welfare wagon. Chicago is nearly ruined and will soon hit rock bottom.
So really, this is just another liberal run city. Find any city in dire straits and it is run by liberals.
Chicago has been a liberal run city for as far back as anyone can recall. It has been the home of criminals and crime bosses and some of those were not even elected officials. Al Capone was probably one of Chicago’s more tame criminals.
Chicago has been downgraded and is now just two levels above junk bond rating:
Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall on Friday with a rating downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service that could trigger the immediate termination of four interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $58 million and raising the prospect of more broken swaps contracts.
The downgrade to Baa2, just two steps above junk, and a warning the rating could fall further still, means the third-biggest U.S. city could face even higher costs in the future if banks choose to terminate other interest-rate hedges against fluctuations in interest rates. All told, Chicago holds swaps contracts covering $2.67 billion in debt, according to a disclosure late last year. Yahoo News
I think Chicago will collapse though it is highly likely Obama will find some way to step in and get money sent there. Sharpton and others will scream racism and say we can’t let Chicago fail (like folks screamed about Detroit) but the reality is the city and most of its people deserve to fail.
The people there continue to vote for liberal politicians who are part of the crime scene. It is ingrained in the system and anyone who tries to go counter to that ends up swimming with the fishes. Let them fail and be done with it.
Perhaps once the place collapses and people move out or riot with each other they can throw out all the criminals and rebuild.
Then again it is more likely the people there, led by their political crime bosses, will walk around hat in hand to beg the American taxpayers to bail them out.
Liberals only know one solution to problems and that is to throw more money at them while fleecing as many people as they can. It never works but they keep at it. When the only tool you have is a hammer all problems look like a nail.
The only tools liberals have are tax and spend so all problems look like money problems.
Government is not your mommy and daddy and you should not depend on it. If you do you are part of the problem.
So as one pastor from the Chicago area would say, the chickens are coming home to roost…
Have fun on the way to the bottom and please, keep your issues to yourself. The rest of us do not want to pay for them. In other words, you deserve to suffer for your stupidity but the rest of us should not suffer along with you.
Even a liberal moron like Twinkle Toes Emanuel is having trouble in Chicago. People want too much and don’t think he is delivering enough…
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 21, 2014 Political
Barack Obama was at a Democrat fundraiser in Chicago yesterday and he admitted that he left unpaid bills on his home desk when he left for DC. The transcript of this removed the reference to unpaid bills but the transcript has since been corrected. Maybe he needs a fundraiser to pay those bills…
“One of the nice things about being home is actually that it’s a little bit like a time capsule. Because Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills (laughter) — I think eventually they got paid — but they’re sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff.” The Weekly Standard
He thinks they eventually got paid? Well if he does not know then who paid them? Perhaps they did get paid but this is the mindset of the liberal progressive in the White House, bills not paid, no big deal, it is a big joke.
The ironic thing is that when Obama leaves the White House he will leave a lot of unpaid bills on that desk as well.
Let’s pray that they actually DO get paid someday…
Never surrender, never submit.
Sep 20, 2013 Political
If gun control worked then Obama’s Chicago should be the safest place in the world because it is nearly impossible for law abiding citizens to get a gun. However, Chicago is now the top murder city in America topping New York which has three times as many people.
The latest mass shooting took place last evening just after 10 pm. Thirteen people including a 3 year old boy were shot at the basketball courts in a neighborhood called Back of the Yards.
How in the world did this happen? Very few people in Chicago have guns and a carry permit is as rare as an honest politician. Police believe the shootings were gang related so it is safe to assume that none of the guns were obtained legally and none of them were registered (unless they were stolen from the registered owner).
Do you mean to tell me that the gang bangers, you know criminals, did not obey the gun laws? Well perhaps if we had passed EVEN tougher gun laws like say, background checks this would not have happened (background checks are already required).
Right, because criminals would submit to a background check. Criminals do not buy guns from sources that require background checks. Private sales are supposed to have a background check and selling guns without doing them is illegal which would make the gun seller as much of a criminal as the buyer. So it is reasonable to conclude that this was not some issue where the check was not completed when it otherwise could have. It is obvious the guns used were from an illegal source, obtained illegally and sold illegally.
Well hell, that never happens. I mean it is not like Barack Obama and Eric holder were illegally shipping firearms to other countries. It is not like New York police officers have ever been caught smuggling guns in and selling them. It just could not happen.
Heroin is illegal to buy, sell, or use and yet people buy, sell, and use it each and every day. So laws banning something do not stop people from doing what is illegal.
Laws banning guns do not stop people from using guns for violence. Chicago is a prime example as was demonstrated last night.
This will not stop the gun grabbers from trying to impose more gun control. For some reason whenever a criminal uses a gun illegally the gun grabbers want to disarm those of us who had nothing to do with it.
Chicago is an example of what happens in every place where guns are banned. The cities in America with the highest rates of violence with guns are the ones with the toughest gun control.
Gun control does not work. If the daughter of the Former PM of the UK can be held at gunpoint in a nation that collected nearly all the guns and made owning them illegal then gun control does not work.
The reality is this is not a call for gun control it is a call for people control.
Once they have the guns they can control the people. Think the tyranny is bad now?
Wait until they do not fear you as an armed free person…
Never surrender, never submit.
In 2012 more people were murdered in Chicago than in New York even though Chicago has a third of the population. The linked article has a lot of information regarding the murders and how many of them are related to bad people who use firearms but the overarching theme is that nearly every city on the list has a strict gun control policy.
Another reality is that many, if not all, are heavily populated with Democrats and run by liberals.
There is no denying that liberalism and Democrat leadership are the root cause of the high murder rates because liberal policies encourage this kind of behavior.
Liberals do not believe in personal responsibility. One needs look no further than Barack Obama who has never taken any responsibility for anything bad that happens under him. He blames everything bad on George Bush or the Republicans in Congress or the TEA Party.
He is quick to take credit for anything good. He took credit for the death of Osama bin Laden even though the military took him out.
Look at the two politicians recalled in Colorado. They are blaming voter fraud, misinformation and anything they can think of rather than the reality which is they thwarted the will of the people.
These murder cities, led by Chicago, have dense populations of liberals who support liberal politicians so they can get their “free” stuff. Get me my food stamps and Obama phones and I will vote for you while my children and peers are out knocking off liquor stores and committing welfare fraud.
The criminal elements in these cities prey on the poor and the defenseless. It is nearly impossible for law abiding citizens to own or carry firearms in Chicago and many of these other murder cities. The criminals, on the other hand, get plenty of weapons including firearms.
Liberalism is hazardous to your health.
This is Obama’s Chicago. It is his buddy Rahm’s Chicago.
Obama was a ghetto organizer before he got into office and those ghettos are now well organized.
Don’t worry though. In keeping with the lack of responsibility inherent in liberalism they will blame this on everything from Bush, to guns, to poverty. Remember, the people who are doing this are not responsible for their actions.
They must be victims of something other than the liberalism and liberal policies that they have in common.
These cities have been turned into shooting galleries and murder-hoods.
Never surrender, never submit.