Saturday, April 07, 2012

Life in "Progress" city - Chicago edition

A woman was killed and four men wounded in five separate shootings between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday. A 28-year-old woman standing on a second-floor balcony on the 4000 block of
South Albany Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the
Southwest Side was shot in the lower back about 11:55 p.m. by someone
standing on the street, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the South Aus

tin neighborhood on the West Side about 4 a.m., Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. He was taken from the scene, on the 5900 block of West Superior Street, to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh, Gaines said. He's in good condition.

About 2:20 a.m., a man was shot in the shoulder on the 4200 block of West 21st Street in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Police weren't able to say what happened there — only that the 21-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and is expected to recover from his wounds.

About 12:55 a.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old boy walked into Swedish Covenant Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, Gaines said. He told police he was shot in an alley behind the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital, police said.

About 11:30 Friday night, an 18-year-old man was shot on the 1100 block
of South Francisco Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was getting robbed by two armed men when someone down the block shot at all three, police said. Neither of the man's attackers were hit, but the victim was shot in the right foot and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

How did all those George Zimmerman's end up in such a "progressive" city.


Life in "Progress" state - Illinois edition

The state of Illinois admits to $83 billion in pension underfunding, a staggering weight on today's and tomorrow's taxpayers. Add to that the as yet uncalculated billions in unfunded pension obligations for city, county and other local governments. During a Tribune forum
Wednesday, Mayor
Rahm Emanuel explained how that overhang — some estimates run far higher — deters businesses from locating in Chicago: Companies don't want to buy shares in a phenomenal
tax burden that will unfold over decades.

One nice thing about pension obligations: When you know the number of employees and their ages, the actuarial estimates start falling into place. The mystery is the investment return a pension fund will earn over time.

That's what I find so interesting about the liberal hate on corporations. See, as corporations make money they do shitty things with those putting money into pension plans.


Thursday, April 05, 2012

spring is here

You can talk equinox and all that stuff but spring truly does not begin in Cincinnati until The Opening Day parade and the first pitch. Unless it's a liberal hoisting the ball to the plate.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Judge Napolitano: I Think the President Is Dangerously Close to Totalita...

Same Tired Rhetoric

Same Tired Rhetoric

April 17th can't come fast enough

My annual end of tax season drunk fest will be Tuesday April 17th at Willie's in Kenwood (Galbraith Rd).

If you are a taxpaying individual, please come and let me buy you some drinks.

If you get a subsidy for any of the following

Food Stamps
Earned Income Credit
Cell Phones
School Lunches

You are not welcome unless you want to stop by and say thank you to the rest of us.

Obama's civics experience

Apparently, Obama never got to the School House Rock on Judicial review

Monday, April 02, 2012

Justice Grimaces As Obama Criticizes Court

Out of curiosity.

How many of the justices will remember this cheap shot from Obama's state of the union address while they are deciding his greatest achievement?

Let's pretend

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” — Barack Obama to Dmitry Medvedev, March 26

Just for giggles, imagine for a moment that Obama said this not to some Ruskie named Dmitry but to Eric Cantor to pass along to John Boehner.

What would be the odds that he could say something like this to a republican in lieu of our world rival?

I think I have a better chance of hitting the next 600 million dollar lottery.

Maybe Boehner and Cantor should defect to Russia and aim some cruise missiles at us if they want some cooperation from the administration.