Friday, July 12, 2019

Four for Fridays!

I hope everyone is do good and enjoying the weather even though we have had some really warm days. We are suppose to get some rain this weekend so stay dry. Here are your questions.

1) Would you rather rain or the naughty S word?

2) Have you had the chance to get your car washed?

3) Are you having a hard time getting around because of all the stupid construction?

4) Do you agree we have two seasons construction and winter?

Have a great weekend!

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I'm grinning from ear to ear.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Talking Racine Episode 130 The Departure of City Staff

Ann Coulter Thinks Epstein Had A "State Sponsor" & Was Running A "Blackmailing" Operation

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via,
“Something much bigger is behind this"

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter says that sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein had a “state sponsor” backing him and that his operation was a way to blackmail powerful men.
During an appearance on 790 KABC, Coulter suggested that Epstein is merely the front man for a far more powerful network.
“Epstein according to both the girls accounts, he wanted them to have sex with powerful men, come back to him and report on it, describe what they wanted what their fetishes were and he had cameras throughout the house so this is obviously for blackmailing purposes,” said Coulter.
It just seems to me something much bigger is behind this — perhaps a state sponsor — powerful enough people... just seems to me there’s something a very powerful force behind what’s going on here and I am still nervous about this not coming to a conclusion, somehow this getting compromised,” she added.
Coulter said that it remained a mystery as to how Epstein became a billionaire and that the source of his money should be investigated.
Former President Bill Clinton attempted to distance himself from Epstein last night, claiming he only flew on the infamous ‘Lolita Express’ private jet four times despite flight logs showing at least 26 trips.
As we reported yesterday, speculation is swirling that Epstein may give up names of influential people who used his network in order to secure a maximum prison sentence of no more than five years.
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Get charged up!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

My Way Is the Highway

From The Shepherd Express:
So my time is tight on this page, but I do want to thank the Democrats for choosing to have their big honking convention pow-wow in Our Town next summer, so that I can be nominated for president right here in my own hometown. That’s very thoughtful, and I do appreciate it. Cripes, I can walk down to the Fiserv, accept the nomination, speechify a bit, head over to the Uptowner tavern/charm school to have a couple, three, then get home and sleep in my own bed focking free of charge. That’s what I call a full day, I kid you not.
Now, about Trumple-thinskin’s jewel of a July 4 speech and how our Revolutionary War army took over the airports to help us turn the tide, I’m reminded of the words of the late, great philosopher and sage, George Gobel: “If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching television by candlelight.” So true, ain’a?
It’s too bad the Orange Man’s teleprompter apparently went kaput at some point, because I was waiting for him to talk about when George Washington telephoned President Ben Franklin to see if he could enlist the aid of some of the dinosaurs known to frequent the area to help stomp the British bastards into submission.
Oops! I hear Ernie honking the horn, which means I’ve got to go, but I’ll leave you with a little summertime story:
So this priest, a doctor and a lawyer by the name of William Barr are out trying to enjoy a nice round of golf at the club, but the groups in front of them are really, really slow. The priest, doctor and the lawyer by the name of William Barr get to the second hole and they’ve got to wait 20 minutes to tee off. Third hole, they’re waiting another 20 minutes. Fourth hole, same thing. Fifth hole, the wait is up to a half-hour and now they’re getting good and ticked off and begin to shout all kinds of insults toward the group in front of them—some of which couldn’t be printed in a goddamn family focking newspaper, I kid you not.
This goes on for another couple, three holes—slow play, insults, slow play, heated invective—until the course marshal approaches the priest, doctor and the lawyer by the name of William Barr and says, “I’m sorry gentlemen, if I neglected to tell you, but I ask you for a little patience since today we have an outing for blind golfers.”
Right there and then, the priest drops to his knees and commences to bewail how badly he feels for getting so angry, how one of his parishioners is blind and has the sweetest biggest heart in the world, how this blind guy always volunteers for the church’s annual cook-out for orphans.
Then the doctor chimes in with how he has a blind uncle who helped support him through medical school and so must go apologize at once to the group in front of them for his rude behavior.
And the lawyer by the name of William Barr says, “You got to be jerking my beefaroni. They’re blind!??! What the fock, they could’ve played last night.”
Ba-ding! And au revoir, ’cause I’m Art Kumbalek and I told you so.


The History of Support for Legal Marijuana from Sanders to Trump

From The Shepherd Express:

Ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, virtually all Democratic presidential candidates have expressed their support for the legalization of cannabis, a new stance for most of them. Just a few years ago, only a select few were championing cannabis, the first of whom was Bernie Sanders.
As early as 1972, Sanders was already standing up to support rights for American citizens to consume marijuana. Following his bid for governor of Vermont, he wrote it plainly in an article: “‘Could I ask Mr. Sanders if he has ever smoked marijuana?’ Strangely enough, despite all the times that I had talked about the need for legalizing marijuana, that was the first time that question was ever directly asked of me. I said, ‘Yes, I have smoked marijuana.’” For decades, Sanders was the only one, among the current roster of Democratic presidential hopefuls, to stand up for marijuana through initiatives like co-sponsoring a medical marijuana bill as early as 1996.
It wasn’t before the early 2000s that others offered tentative support for cannabis reform—Cory Booker, Mike Gravel and Beto O’Rourke, specifically. Then, as the 2016 presidential election loomed and polls reported that 50% of Americans were in favor of cannabis reform, more and more politicians started coming out in favor of it. Steve Bullock and Eric Swalwell were among the first to express support, years before Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris did.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), a marijuana and hemp company, recently revealed a timeline and guide of the presidential candidates’ stances on marijuana. It clearly shows that, after Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, the floodgates opened, and a tidal wave of support for marijuana reform hit the Democratic Party. The political trend seems to closely follow the changing opinion of the American people on the matter. Gallup polls report that support for marijuana legalization reached an all-time high of 66% at the end of 2018.

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I'm thankful that I'm alive.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Whose Hair is Grey?

Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, according The Daily Beast. Epstein is reportedly due to appear in court on Monday, about 12 years after the 66 year old received a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls.
The new charges claim that “Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for ‘massages’ and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his residence in Palm Beach.”

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Monday messes = Friday successes.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Families return to Navy Pier to try to reclaim strollers, other items abandoned in post-fireworks chaos

  • The woman was among dozens of people on Friday searching for lost items at Navy Pier in the aftermath of a chaotic end to Chicago’s annual fireworks show.

    On the verge of tears, she explained to staffers at the pier’s lost-and-found that she was scheduled to fly to New York and needed the identification she had lost Thursday night when word of an active shooter spread through crowds pouring out of the pier’s Fourth of July celebration, causing panic and pandemonium.

    Witnesses said cries from young children pierced the air. Parents desperately searched for lost children. Hostesses in a nearby restaurant hid under tables. Some people even tried to hide in a freezer and storage area at the restaurant, according to two servers who work there.
We heard, but can't confirm, that they charged people for parking, again, to pick up their stuff. How many dozens of thousands of people went home and told all their friends about their "wonderful" experience at Navy Pier this holiday and swore to never set foot in the city again?

Special Ed and Fred Waller were the usual political toadies:
  • Amid the commotion, private security officers assigned to the event signaled a possible active shooter threat and began telling the crowd to take shelter, inciting a “stampede-like” scenario, said Chief of Patrol Fred Waller. At least 17 people were injured, and 31 juveniles were arrested on disorderly conduct-related charges, police said.

    “I was there personally, and I can tell you things were very chaotic,” Waller told reporters. “In the end, there was never an active shooter, and no one was shot.”

    Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was reluctant to criticize the private security guards for apparently sparking the chaotic scene, saying, “We want to err on the side of caution.” He said he planned to talk with them.
Who has the politically connected contract for the Metropolitan and Pier Exposition Authority grounds? And how many ex-exempt members of the CPD are working there as we speak? Media trolls - are you asking these questions?

We're going to have to give credit for this one to all sorts of people, starting with Rahm, and continuing through Crimesha, Tommy, Timmy, Toni, Special Ed, with special appearances by Shortshanks and Groot, seeing as how the buck stops there.


Jeffrey Epstein Has Been Arrested For Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, according The Daily Beast. Epstein is reportedly due to appear in court on Monday, about 12 years after the 66 year old received a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls.
The new charges claim that "Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for 'massages' and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his residence in Palm Beach."

Epstein's abuse allegations date back more than a decade and have been recently brought to light by his victims and authorities. Up until now, and even in the midst of the #MeToo movement, Epstein has been able to avoid any type of meaningful jail time.
In an era where #MeToo has toppled powerful men, Epstein’s name was largely absent from the national conversation, until the Miami Herald published a three-part series on how his wealth, power and influence shielded him from federal prosecution. For years, The Daily Beast reported on Epstein’s easy jail sentence and soft treatment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which ultimately scrapped a 53-page indictment against Epstein. An earlier version of Epstein’s plea deal included a 10-year federal sentence—before his star-studded lawyers threatened to go to trial in a case prosecutors feared was unwinnable, in part because Epstein’s team dredged up dirt on the victims, including social media posts indicating drug use.
Employees and associates of Epstein allegedly recruited the girls for Epstein, and some victims also became recruiters themselves. The girls were as young as 14 and police allege that Epstein knew they were underage. Epstein's attorney, Martin Weinberg, declined to comment Saturday night.
Epstein has been accused of transporting young women on his private jet to facilitate the abuse, according to his alleged victims. For more background on the allegations already made in lawsuits, and in the public domain against Epstein, read the full Daily Beast article here.

Recall, back in 2017, we wrote about former secret service agent Dan Bongino threatening to reveal new details about Bill Clinton’s 26 documented trips aboard notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet, nicknamed the “Lolita Express."
Bongino dropped a ominous-sounding threat at the time: “...people know things not yet released publicly about your messiah Hillary. Don’t poke the bear loser, you may not like the results. #Epstein #EmailGate,” tweeted Bongino.
For those who are unfamiliar with his story, Jeffrey Epstein is a New York City financier who pled guilty in 2008 to a single count of soliciting sex from an underage girl. He eventually spent 13 months in prison and was forced to register as a level three sex offender (considered the highest risk of re-offending) though stories of his lust for girls as young of 12 have spread like wildfire in recent years.
Epstein allegedly installed beds in his custom jet, and also purportedly filmed powerful men during romps with underage girls to obtain materials for blackmail.

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The hypocritic bankruptcy of neoliberalism

Who do the British neoliberals think they are fooling when they hypocritically condemn China for insufficiently respecting democracy in Hong Kong?
The UK has been accused of brazen hypocrisy after raising concerns about the state of democracy and human rights in Hong Kong, a former British colony once ruled by unelected colonial governors. Beijing denounced British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt as “shameless,” after Hunt declared that the UK would “stand behind the people of Hong Kong in defense of [their] freedoms” amid protests over a controversial extradition law with China.
The British haven’t always been so concerned about “protecting democracy” in Hong Kong, however. Before the city was handed over to China in 1997, Hong Kong was a British colony and administered by an unelected, and always British, governor.

The glaring double-standard is clearly hypocritical, former US diplomat Jim Jatras told RT.

I’m sad to say that not only the British but the American and most other Western governments – ‘hypocrisy’ should be part of the official title of how they conduct their affairs, how they deal with human rights issues at home, and then how they will use any pretext to support things like color revolutions.
The British are currently ruled by the unelected European Commission and they never allowed elections in Hong Kong while they ruled it. Why on Earth should China, or anyone else, pay any attention to their pious virtue-signaling now?


This post reminds me of two things at least.

1) No one seems to be able to mind their own business anymore. The
West seems to be full of sanctimonious busybodies.

2) Democracy is the worst form of government. Look what it has done to the USA.

State Of Emergency Declared After 7.1 Quake Rocks Southern California; Massive Aftershocks Shake Towns

Update (0945ET): California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency for San Bernardino County following the 7.1-magnitude quake, establishing emergency shelters and directing state agencies to assist.

NEWS: Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency for San Bernardino County 
Friday's earthquake lasted around 10 seconds longer than the Fourth of July earthquake in Searles Valley. According to the US Geological Survey, it was followed by at least 16 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or greater. The agency has warned of a 50% chance of another magnitude 6 quake in the coming days, and a 10% chance of a magnitude-7 tremor in the next week.