How’s Gun Control Working for You, Chicago?

There is a common saying: If you’re stuck in a hole, stop digging. While all people can get stubborn about their mistakes and persist in them even as they become more plainly visible, politicians are especially prone to this behavior. No matter how obvious it becomes that they are creating problems, the only solution that is considered is doing more of what is making the problem worse. The only exception I can think of is alcohol prohibition. Politicians actually reversed course. That was a Read more […]

Chicago Investigator Fired After Claiming Police Shootings Not Justified

The Chicago investigator refused to change his findings when his superiors ordered him to do so. WBEZ 91.5 has published a local story about a Chicago investigator that is well worth your time and attention: “City fires investigator who found cops at fault in shootings.” A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by Read more […]

Moody’s Stops Rating Government Pensions on the Basis of Their own Claims about the Value of Their Investments

Government pensions suddenly don’t look like they are funded securely now that Moody’s stops lying. ZeroHedge reports, “Cities, States Shun Moody’s For Blowing the Whistle On Pension Liabilities.” It quotes the Wall Street Journal: Other cities and counties from California to Florida are reconsidering their relationship with Moody’s as it expands its stricter ratings approach around the U.S., threatening a seal of approval that for decades was all but a necessity in the municipal-bond Read more […]

Downgraded Chicago: The City Is Officially Junk

Moody’s has officially downgraded Chicago bonds to the status of junk bonds. Regular readers might remember that back at the end of February I wrote about how Moody’s downgraded Chicago’s bonds to two steps above junk. Nothing has really changed since then except that Chicago’s insane, corrupt finances are appearing more and more for what they are: beyond hope of recovery. I was amazed when I wrote that earlier post that an establishment source like Reuters would acknowledge Chicago’s Read more […]

Armed Bystander Saves Group from Wild Gunman

An armed bystander fired back at a shooter, neutralizing him as a threat. The next best thing to having a firearm on your person when you need it is being near an armed bystander who is skillful and courageous enough to save your life. Famously, Chicago has been extremely resistant to allowing residents to exercise their right to bear arms, despite the Second Amendment. Only a year ago, it would have been illegal to be an armed bystander with the ability to intervene during a criminal attack. Read more […]

Regulated Ice Cream Kills but Raw Milk Is Banned

At least three people have died from ice cream, a product that the FDA heavily regulates. Back in January of 2012, Dr. Mercola published the headline, “No Deaths in 38 Years From This Raw Milk – So Why is it Condemned?” There have been no deaths reported since then, so we can now calculate that it has been more than a generation (as the Bible counts such a period of time) and no one has died from raw milk. [See also, “Left-Right Coalition Is Trying to Legalize Milk.”] However, Read more […]

Chicago Finances Are at the Brink

Because of a Moody’s downgrade, Chicago finances may be about to get dramatically worse. Our ruling class act like they know what they are doing. They may even be deluded enough to believe their own deceptions. But the truth is that the “stability” they claim to bring society can collapse at any moment. Yes they may manage to keep things going for awhile, but the end will happen quickly when it comes. All of this may soon get demonstrated in the case of Chicago. [See also, “Is Read more […]

A Guantanamo for Citizens? How Many Police Black Sites?

The Guardian reports on Homan Square lead to the question of whether there are police black sites elsewhere. After the kind of thing that has happened with the Rolling Stone rape story, we have to be careful. But it is certainly worth consideration that the Guardian is making claims about secret police procedures in Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago. The headline:“The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’” According to the article, The facility, a nondescript Read more […]

Teaching Children to Cheat and Use the Race Card

Is this what Little League is supposed to be teaching children about life? From ABC 7: After Jackie Robinson West was stripped of their national title in the 2014 Little League World Series, some are saying that racism influenced the Little League’s decision. This summer, the stories about Jackie Robinson West were about much more than baseball. Now, some players, parents and community leaders are saying that the persistent attention and investigation of the league also goes deeper. Rev. Read more […]

Teachable Moment: Whole Foods Wants to Sell to Poor People

The fact that Whole Foods wants to expand their market into poorer neighborhoods like Englewood in Chicago should tell you something about how businesses work. There are statements made in this marvelous story in the Washington Post’s Wonkblog that make me uneasy. The shameful presence of food stamps is one thing. I also don’t like the fact that an area with an Aldi in it got labeled a “food desert.” That seems like a snobbish designation more than an identification of a real problem. Read more […]

Amnesty Will Accelerate the Police State

If Barack Obama violates the Constitution by imposing amnesty by executive order, we will see an increase in crime in our Liberal cities. Here’s an excellent piece of analysis from Daniel Greenfield. It starts with gun crime and the impulse to impose gun prohibition. After another bloody weekend in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel branded the shootings unacceptable and the city’s top cop demanded more gun control laws. Chicago’s murder rate has actually dropped since concealed carry became Read more […]

Federal Stimulus of Disrespect for Fourth Amendment

Chicago’s new policy, that is useless security theater against terrorism, but reduces the impact of the Fourth Amendment, is the result of Federal stimulus. You don’t even need to dig for the sources of this news summary from Newser.com. The entire training program to make the Fourth Amendment less relevant to the populace can be seen in all its glory. Chicago police will screen the bags of passengers getting on the city’s CTA trains in what the department calls a “proactive, protective measure,” Read more […]