Occupiers, NATO, Chicago, & Molotov cocktails.
Tell me you’re surprised. Three out-of-state men arrested in a Bridgeport apartment raid days before the NATO summit were charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, providing material support for terrorism and possession of an explosive or incendiary device, their attorney and police said early Saturday. The arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails — crude bombs | Read More »
[monotone] Bad Mayor Emanuel. Bad.
No biscuit: Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says Mayor Rahm Emanuel “exploded” at her during a conversation in his office about his signature longer-school-day effort, pointing his finger at her, yelling and telling her, “F— you, Lewis.” “I just want to call it immense disrespect for me and the Chicago Teachers Union,’’ Lewis told the Chicago Sun-Times Friday. “I didn’t appreciate the way he | Read More »
Vulgarity on display: antiwar demonstration in Chicago.
OK. I need to apologize in advance for this video footage, given that it ends with some pretty foul things said about the wife of the Israeli Prime Minister. While I think that it’s important that people see what kind of attitudes and language is considered acceptable by the antiwar movement, I also recognize that actually being exposed to it without warning is unfair to | Read More »
Olympics 2016: an inconvenient truth for the President.
Let me explain what happened here to President Obama with regard to the Olympic bid. One has to make a distinction between the people of the world, and the governments of the world. The people of the world generally like the USA/Americans/the concept of America for one or more of the following reasons: Because we are free; Because we are vulgar; Because we are loud; | Read More »
The City of Chicago government will be closed today for lack of funds.
No, really. If you planned to check out a library book, visit a city clinic or have your garbage picked up on Monday, you’re out of luck. The City of Chicago is basically closed for business on Aug. 17, a reduced-service day in which most city employees are off without pay. City Hall, public libraries, health clinics and most city offices will be closed. They | Read More »
“The typical American is not a good citizen…”
(Via Glenn Reynolds) I’d submit this without comment: …except where’s the fun in that? Not that I have much to add: when you have members of your group saying things like “The typical American is not a good citizen” further commentary may seem a touch unfair. I will note that if this group is typical then the NWF people are building up quite the conspiracy | Read More »
Gov Pat Quinn calls for Burris to resign.
[UPDATE] Well, well, well: I may be happy to be proven wrong in this case: “Illinois governor says Burris should resign Quinn says a new senator should be chosen by special election.” Via Hot Air. Reported by Jim Geraghty: given the drumbeat of articles cropping up (“Black Ministers May Rethink Backing Sen. Burris,” and “Blagojevich aide tells of Burris call in fall,” and “What people | Read More »