Saturday, July 4, 2015

Chicago - a sanctuary city, too

Isn't Chicago a sanctuary city?

Read this article about a presumably-Mexican, 7-time felon, 5-time deportee who alleged killed a 32-year-old white-collar female resident of San Francisco.

Read about the screw-up between the San Francisco PD and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ICE division.

Remember, this could happen in Chicago (or Cicero or Evanston). These are Illinois' three sanctuary cities, according to Steve Salvi, Founder of OJJPAC is the Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC.

How many sanctuary cities are there in the U.S.? Take a guess. Get a pencil and paper and write down your guess. Do it! Are sanctuary cities only major cities?

Now, if you want to read something that ought to really "boil your oil", go to "The Original List of Sanctuary Cities, USA."

Count them. You'll probably give up before the end of the list. Surprised?

I was pleased not to find even one in S.C.

You'll love the first sentence in the article. "Despite a 1996 federal law [the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA)] that requires local governments to cooperate with Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), many large urban cities (and some small) have adopted so-called "sanctuary" policies."

Ask yourself: How is it that many cities (large and small) can thumb their noses at this federal law, yet continue to receive federal funding?

Do you know what the policy is at the McHenry County Sheriff's Department, Crystal Lake PD, Woodstock PD, Harvard PD? If you live with their jurisdiction, find out!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Re-writing history

You've heard of the Confederate Battle Flag bruhaha, right? And Fort Sumter, in Charleston, S.C.?

Well, read this USAToday article, dated Monday, June 29, 2015.

"Confederate flag taken down at Fort Sumter"

Next? Just wait for the U.S. Department of Education to order all references to the Civil War removed from textbooks in any schools that receive Federal funding.

It didn't really happen. You know that, don't you?

And that old photo of a Philpott ancestor in his Civil War uniform hanging over the mantle in a North Carolina home (the photo, not the ancestor)? It was just photo-shopped.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Height of stupidity

The Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) is about to be stripped from "the General".

Isn't the knee-jerk reaction in America totally stupid? How do we get it stopped? Some jerk kid in South Carolina wreaks mayhem and murder in a church because he doesn't like blacks, and now the whole country is going crazy.

I don't think I had ever noticed the CBF on top of the Charger, and I probably watched more than my share of Dukes of Hazzard episodes.

I am incensed that that jerk went into a church and killed nine people. I would be just as incensed, had they been white or yellow or brown. Let justice be swift and not wait through 15 years of appeals. It would be okay with me if the trial started Monday, ended Tuesday, and his execution was on Wednesday.

One of my co-workers today let me know, loudly and clearly, that she was not going to engage in any discussion about "the Confederate flag". She said it needed to come down 20 years ago. Well, I don't agree that it belongs only in a museum.

It certainly makes me curious what is being taught in all schools about the Civil War and just what students are being taught about the CBF.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Domestic terrorists heading for Charleston?

If busloads of terrorists were headed for your town, what would you do? Sit tight at home, but ready to defend your homestead and family if your property is breached?

Or would you go into town to protect public and private property that the terrorists are prepared to destroy?

Perhaps fueled by the Baltimore mayor's statement (Let them destroy), there is rumor that busloads of agitators are bound from the deep South for Charleston for a Saturday night melee. True? Just a rumor?

Should civilians arm themselves and patrol the downtown streets of Charleston, helping police where needed and filling in when police are busy elsewhere?

Will Emanuel AME Church be a target?

What would you do?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day just got spoiled

I was enjoying Father's Day, and then I checked my email.

What was there? A Father's Day message from Rep. Bobby Rush, a tired, old man still sucking on the government teat! Of all the stupid things. I had never added my email address to any list at this office, but I had written to his office one time more than a year ago. I think it was after he fell asleep about 2:00PM at a town hall meeting on Chicago's South Side on the concealed-carry issue.

Now I'll find out if if office honors the "unsubscribe" request. That voters would keep Bobby Rush in office sends the world a very clear message, doesn't it?

Actually, he's not that old. I thought he was in his 80s, but he was born in 1946!

Friday, June 19, 2015

E-ZPass spam

Have you received an email message about unpaid tolls on your E-ZPass? If so, this warning on the Illinois Tollway website might be of interest. Click here.

If you only travel in Illinois, you'll recognize right away that your I-Pass is not the same as E-ZPass. But, if you have traveled in eastern states and found that your I-Pass works where E-ZPass is set up, then you may wonder if you owe money.

Don't click on the attachment or any links.

Check the balance in your Illinois Tollway account directly.

Be alert...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Words from the idiot-in-chief

Obama said today, following last night's shooting in a church in Charleston, S.C. - "Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun."

Roof had no trouble getting his hands on a gun because his father had given it to him for his 21st birthday in April. 

I have THIS to say to and about Obama ...

And that's final!!!

Edited 6/20/15: Later news reports indicate that the father gave his son money for his 21st birthday, not the gun.