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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Gov. Pritzker the worst governor in U.S. history?


[VIDEO] Bill O'Reilly is looking at this legislation eliminating cash bail in Illinois. I'm not equipped to go word for word as far as the law that Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law earlier this week. However what I have heard about this law it's in line with the times we're in.

The law is primarily designed to address any inequity within the criminal justice system for low-income people who just so happen to be Black and hispanic. If you're low-income it's very hard to put up bail money to stay out of jail and if you have to put up some money to tay out of jail is an incentive to show up for court. With this legislation we're hearing things about being a danger to society or a flight risk another reason perhaps we require the accused to put up bail money.

Of course the narrative in the times we've been in for the past year is basically our criminal justice system is systemically racist and we just need to go easier on people of color. I'd be lying to you if unjust things have happened in our nation's history. I'd be lying to you if there were some racism in those unjust acts, however, to turn our criminal justice system into yet another toothless and impotent system in the name of fighting systemic racism would be a huge concern of mine.

I'm a long way from saying Pritzker is the worst governor in history. I think he's been very effective for Illinois even if I don't agree with all that he's done so far especially with this pandemic. And thankfully it'll be a few years before provisions of this bill will be in full effect.

Though, next year is an election year for Pritzker. Could this law hurt him or help him is the question. Time will tell of course.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A utopic future without prisons

 As I share this post from Newsalert, I don't get this wonderful future we have where we just neuter our criminal justice system. We started with police and finding every way to neuter our police officers, and now we're doing more work on the court system.

I'm all for reform however let's not kid ourselves we still want safer streets and a safer society.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Founding Fathers aren't cancelled in San Francisco


[VIDEO] Bill O'Reilly from The First gives us an update from San Francisco with regards to their plan to rename some of their schools. Changing the names of those schools named from prominent Americans especially founding Fathers like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson and of all people Abraham Lincoln because you know he didn't do anything more for Blacks than freeing them from slavery.

I will have to admit I laughed when O'Reilly paraphrased or just inserted his opinion that the educators and adminstrators who run San Francisco's public schools just "don't know anything". Heh, it takes an ignorance of human psychology and history to engage in these half-baked measures...

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Doubt upon the leader of the Free World


[VIDEO] Why is Australia's Sky News reporting on things we should be talking about here in America? Why is Australia talking President Joe Biden being so "cognitively compromised"?

I thought it was cold that days after President Biden takes the oath that there are people already discussing how to ease him out of the Oval Office. However, talk about his cognitive abilities are a bit more legitimate and certainly were issues discussed during the 2020 campaign. But then Trump was sooo bad right and we need to get him out! 

Anyway, what's Cori Bernardi of Sky News. Wow! Sky News which is not even an American company is even more conservative than FOX News...

Friday, February 19, 2021

The 8 Bit Guy discusses weather in Texas


[VIDEO] The 8 Bit Guy is someone I follow on YouTube and he talks about the unprecedented blizzard that hit earlier this week and effectively shut Texas down. It's shocking to see his footage of bare shelves in the frozen section of his local supermarket. And he especially mentions the damage to his home.

No Deanna Troi just no

 This post from Instapundit discusses Marina Sirtis - who played Deanna Troi from Star Trek: The Next Generation and I had a crush on that character - getting all political talking about the weather related issues in Texas. I'm disappointed....


"Central Park Karen" sent to re-education sensitivity training....


[VIDEO] I didn't want the whole video only the first minute the headline of this Timcast IRL video should tell you all you need to know about this story. Here's the post to this story referenced by Tim Pool which made it's rounds on social media last summer:

Misdemeanor charges were tossed Tuesday against Amy Cooper — the “Central Park Karen’’ who falsely accused a black birdwatcher of “threatening” her — after she completed a handful of therapy sessions.

Cooper had faced up to a year in prison on the charge of falsely reporting an incident in the third degree.

But a judge granted Manhattan prosecutors’ request to dismiss Cooper’s case after she completed five therapy sessions “designed for introspection and progress,” Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said at a brief virtual hearing.

Cooper, who is white, was accused of lying to cops that “an African American man,” Christian Cooper, was threatening her and her pooch — in an incident caught on cell-phone video in May.

Christian, who is no relation to Amy, was telling the woman to leash her dog, as per park rules, at the time.

“Psychoeducation about racial equity is woven into each therapy session to prompt understanding and reflection,” Illuzzi-Orbon told the judge of Amy Cooper’s time with the Critical Therapy Center in Manhattan.

“Ms. Cooper’s therapist reported that it was a moving experience and that Ms. Cooper learned a lot in their sessions together,’’ the ADA said.
I feel kind of bad for the "Caren" aka Amy Cooper that she had to be sent to psychoeducation for her unfortunate behavior in NYC's Central Park. She just paid a heavy price to have her charges of filing a false police report dropped. Just from the description of the incident I saw a strange outburst on her part.

I use the term Caren as opposed to Karen to note a law out of California which is designed to criminalize this behavior. She's not the first white women to attempt to call police on a Black person who may well hadn't done anything wrong. I'm sharing an article out of California which shows a proposal for the CAREN Act which is designed to criminalize racially biased 911 calls.

Caren has become the operative term for 2020 as it seems to denote an overzealous woman - and yes it could be a guy also - who is very willing to assert her own authority on anything she deems wrong. For example perhaps you run into a Caren who insists you need to have your mask on. People have been taking that very seriously since the start of the pandemic but then pick a subject and a Caren situation like this one applies.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh R.I.P.

 I'm sorry to say I have strayed away from his radio program over the years. There was a time I used to peruse his website almost everyday even was a 24/7 member on occasion when I could afford it. At one point in time he was one of those sources who I found credible and trusted.

The last time I heard his voice on the radio his voice was different. It wasn't that strong radio voice I had gotten used to perhaps it was because he was almost 70 years old - the age at which he had passed into the great beyond. Perhaps it was because of the illness that ultimately claimed his life - lung cancer. What I can say was that his voice in my opinion sounded different.

I was a listener when he announced that he was going into rehab for his oxycontin addiction. I vaguely remember when he was briefly employed on an ESPN NFL panel. I remember his impersonation of President Bill Clinton I think those individuals had quite a rivalry well more so Limbaugh than Clinton...

Either way I'm sorry that I hadn't listen to him more. It would've been entertaining to have heard him talk about the Obama years. And he'd have pulled his audience together during what looks to be the difficult Biden years.

Now it'll be up to other conservative voices. And now we don't just have AM talk radio for which he has a strong legacy. He have other mediums especially the internet with social media - even upstart social media like Parler which is back online now or Gab. Conservatives voices are out there and there may never be another Rush Limbaugh, however, the voices are out there and someone can fill the void that sadly he left behind with his passing.

After I found out about his demise on instagram primarily I was driving home when I heard the outpouring of love from his listeners on his longtime Chicago home WLS 890 AM. A few callers were just about in tears so his demise has affected a number of people. And I hate to report there was one troll who referred to Limbaugh as a racist and a bigot.

One commentary from me is that I really hate that those terms are really used as an attack more than it is a realistic aspect of one's personality.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

How's that defunding police going in Minneapolis?

 Saw this on Instapundit last nite. An update to the reimagine policing initiative up there in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Here's a spoiler alert, it's not working out and they're spending more money to recruit police officers.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tucker: Elites pushing 'green energy' are out of touch with America


[VIDEO] I'm shocked to find out that Texas of all places is experiencing some energy breakdowns due to the unusual cold weather down there. I saw the Tucker segment about this on the rebroadcast and former TX Governor and Energy Secretary Rick Perry his hometown is the same latitude as Houston, TX and it's 9° Fahrenheit. Can you imagine it being 9°F in Texas?

No sir! Definitely not myself! 

At the end of Tucker's interview the memorable quote are those who advocate for the Green New Deal and the short-sightedness of their solutions to the issue of global warming is to stay in their gender study departments. They need to stay away from America's power grids.... I had to chuckle.

Bottom line why should we experience California's rolling blackouts - and I suppose the progressives there believe in solving the issues of climate change. We have to consider people will be very hot in the summer as in some parts of America some people are very cold. You don't want too many people to be adversely affected by extreme weather conditions? Insure they have the ability to cool or warm their residences.

That means we can't only rely on solar power and windmills for power. If it means we need coal, nuclear - which is clear though I know people are uncomfortable with the radiation, or even as mentioned by Rick Perry natural gas. Back-ups, upon back-ups, upon back-ups. Does it not make sense?

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Trump's impeachment is over: acquitted


[VIDEO] I learned about this earlier afternoon when an alert popped up on my phone. I never use the news app on my iPhone. It's time to move forward is what I said.

We engaged in this exercise of impeaching a man who's already out of office and then using the guise of oh we need to prevent him from running for office again! Well good plan, it didn't even get off the ground.

This would've been unconstitutional anyway. I hope Trump had his lawyers ready to really challenge this action. It's been disputed whether or not it was possible to ban a person from running for federal office although someone who's been appointed to an office of trust in the federal government could be barred from taking a federal office.

Well either way no need to further debate this, it's over for now.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Doug Tennapel: Georgia U.S. Senator under investigation


[VIDEO] What's this they're saying about my Morehouse brother US Senator Raphael Warnock. Just so that you just see the information that Tennapel is offering.

Via Forbes

The Georgia State Election Board voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with an investigation of U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) for his role serving as board chairman of a voter registration organization founded by Stacey Abrams that election officials say failed to follow deadlines, in what appears to be the latest legal step in the ongoing feud between the progressive Abrams and the state’s Republican election officials.
  • Warnock served as chairman of the board for the New Georgia Project in 2019, which is when election officials claim misconduct took place.
  • Under Georgia election rules, voting registration organizations like the New Georgia Project have to submit completed voter applications within ten days after they are received from the voter.
  • But officials allege that during a 2019 registration effort, some 1,268 applications were submitted to the Gwinnett County elections office after the ten-day deadline.
  • The Board voted 3-0 to refer the investigation to Georgia’s Republican Attorney General Chris Carr, with the board’s lone Democrat joining Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in abstaining from the vote.

It was also reported recently that Fulton County, Georgia prosecutors will investigate former President Trump and his phone call to their Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger which had a lot of play in the media back just last month as there were recordings. I'm going to predict - perhaps Im going on a limb here - that this will become a nothing burger.

Big win for Trump? We'll have to see...

OH and BTW, I forgot to add Sen. Warnock will be up for re-election in two years since he wasn't elected for a full six-year term. So I suppose in an attempt by Republicans to retake the U.S. Senate he may well be the very first target. Perhaps Georgia's elections officials will have gotten their act together by then.