24 October 2007

Media Feeding Frenzy

With the phoney "screw-driver" incident, on top of the SOS scandal, the chub is in the water and the Media Sharks are in a feeding frenzy for anyone, or anything, associated with the Chicago Police Dept. This morning on WIND I heard Alderman Joe Moore decrying the behavior of the officers accused of the "screw-driver" incident. The incident that was unfounded by IAD/OPS, and should have been dismissed by the courts as just anotherl lying, indolent loser who wants a pay-day by the City.
Here's Ald. Moore's email address. Drop him a line and tell him that he should review the facts before passing judgement in the media about police "misconduct."

The being said, there is more blood in the water today: Our Top DUI Cop in 025 gets his hand-slapped for some "procedural" mistakes on his DUI arrests.

And a Big Thanks goes out to our beloved States Attorneys who chose to testify against this officer in open court. Out of the kindness of their hearts, they went out of their way to say that he didn't read them the Warning to Motorist, and ~ gasp and horror!~ didn't spend the required 20 minutes of observation time. Outrageous! You mean while the arrestee sat in the interview room, quais-comatose and urinating in his pants due to inordinately high levels of alcohol in his blood-stream, Officer Haleas didn't stand there and stare at him for the required 20 minutes?

Get a clue, you morons. I would strongly suggest that ASAs no longer be given permission to do "ride-alongs" with CPD Officers. If they're going to nit-pick our actions and ignore common sense then they don't deserve to be around us in a working district.

The public should know that the Courts is the place where the biggest disconnect lies. The ASAs routinely deny felony upgrade - even when it is an Agg Batt to PO and, as this case shows, don't have any problem throwing a working police officer under the proverbial bus.

22 October 2007

Islam & Women

Here's one very fine example of why we need to ensure that Islam never gets a foothold in the United States of America!



Where are the feminists decrying the treatment of their "sisters" under the Iron Sandal of Islam? Nowhere.

Because their phoney feminism only discounts "evil republicans" and white males. They've been brainwashed with political correctness doctrine to ignore the Islamic countries and to focus all thier bile on the US.

20 October 2007

A courageous artist

A courageous artist, here? Um - no. In Sweden.

The only "courage" that American artists display is having the prediliction of taking the path of least resistance. They're happy to smoke weed, chat about the latest Daily KOS posting and place a cross in urine and then lay back and wait for the kudos to come rolling in!

If you want to see courage in action, you have no further to look than Lars Vilks. Vilks started to test the boundaries of Muslim sensitivities when he began drawing Mohammed's head on that of a dog. The drawings are fairly crude and innocent. Here's a sample of one:



And not suprising, Vilks is getting death threats. Swedish police have advised him to abandon his home. He won't and I don't blame him.

God bless him for having the backbone to take a stand against these 7th Century throw-backs!

19 October 2007

Nothing Good about Hip-Hop "culture"

Jason Whitlock, writing for Fox Sports, decries the results of Hip-Hop culture on the character and behavior of black athletes.

African-American football players caught up in the rebellion and buffoonery of hip hop culture have given NFL owners and coaches a justifiable reason to whiten their rosters. That will be the legacy left by Chad, Larry and Tank Johnson, Pacman Jones, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick and all the other football bojanglers.


I've written about the wasteland that is rap music before. Rap music sales are actually in decline but the "gangsta" culture is haute couture amongst inner city youths (criminals), prisoners and white suburban kids. They ape the gear, the fashion, the attitudes and lifestyles of the mopes that they see in their rap music videos.

I recently met a person who was hired to perform a service for rapper Kanye West. I was told that for the 3 days this person spent with Kanye, the rapper was drunk most of the time, was ignorant and condescending to the people around him. He was generally a grade-A asshole.

Gee - I've never spent a moment with this neanderthal throw-back but I could have guessed that he'd be as much. Just look at what his music says. Look at who he hangs out with. Look at who he aspired to be like when he was young.

Well he got there.



And the horrendous comportment of black athletes gets little media attention. It is almost like the media excuses the bad behavior of these athletes.

As Jason Whitlock points out in his article, the Colts and the Patriots are the whitest in the NFL. They are model franchises. Right now, in Week 6 of the 2007 season, both teams are 6-0.

In sports, as in life, it is better for everyone is people behave properly and conduct themselves with quiet dignity.

There aren't many black athletes right now that you could call "dignified." Bill Cosby really made sense when he decried the current state of black affairs in our country.

18 October 2007

The Myth of the Latino voting bloc

Captain Ed takes a detailed and expansive look at the myth of the Latino voting bloc.

For years we've heard that Mexicans share our conservative values and, if allowed in to the country in greater numbers, would start voting Republican. Although Ed doesn't cover this aspect of the Latino voters, I can tell you that that too is a lie.

The ones coming in are going over to the Dems in droves.

Excellent read - please go over and check out the piece.

Beating back the visigoths

Just a morning quickie.

I want to give some well deserved kudos to my compatriot over at Second City Cop. He is absolutely on fire!

I know most of my readers are regular viewers of SCC's blog but, for those of you who aren't, go over and read the inside scoop on how dysfunctional this city really is.

I've lived in Chicago for many years - I grew up on the East side but I've lived in almost every "side" there is. It is no secret that Chicago has major problems - it is replete with crime, corruption and waste. Going back for as long as anyone can remember, the mayors and the aldermen have used their clout and political alliances to line their own pockets. They give lip service to fixing problems but what it amounts to is - nothing. Typical Democrats that they are, they just throw some money in the direction of the problem, make sure that there are 5 reporters on hand when they do it, and then they give a small speech about how wonderful they are and how hard they work on our behalf. They then go back to their cushy offices and count the money.

When their BS isn't working, their next tactic is to attack the police. The whipping boy that's been getting the brunt of the abuse over the last 40 years is the Chicago Police department and its members.

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SCC is literally fighting city hall. He's peeling away the layers of stinky onion and showing Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public how things really work.

Police officers take the job because we want to make a difference in the city. We want to arrest the criminals and help people feel safe on the streets and in their homes. What is frustrating for us is that we see where the problems originate and how they fester. You roll through some neighborhoods and you can just feel the despair oozing out from every building. It can be overwhelming at times. And then you hear our City leaders yakking away at some press conference, patting themselves on the back while their ward burns to the ground and you realize that the people of this city aren't getting the full story and aren't getting anything for the money they give the county.

I take my hat off to SCC - he's putting his own career at risk in order to expose the miasma that flows out of City Hall. God bless him (or her, or them).

17 October 2007

Study on Race Condemned

We're equal in the eyes of God but not when it comes to science. People are different but various groups have different strengths and weaknesses. Some of the various racial stereotypes are based on empirical data. People are different, period. We're all equal but we're NOT all the same.

If the study is being condemned, ask yourself why? Looking back over the centuries: How many technological advancements came out of Africa? How many vaccines were developed in Kenya? The entire continent has been devolving into a state of entropy for 60 years now. The Left, over the last 40 years, has bent over backwards to install "political correctness" into our collective mentality. We're paying a high price to remain ignorant of obvious issues.

Well I feel bad for this professor because the press and hypersensitive special interest groups are going to flay this guy alive for having "the audicity" to even raise the subject.

God bless all those brave souls who forge ahead and ask the hard questions. It's the only way we'll learn.

16 October 2007

Warrant 'delays' Contribute to Soldiers' Deaths

Delays in obtaining a warrant to track the terrorists who kidnapped 3 US soldiers are being blamed for the deaths of those soldiers.

The soldiers, Specialist Alex Jimenez, Pfc. Byron Fouty and Pfc. Joseph Anzack Jr., were kidnapped in Iraq on May 12th of this year. Jimenez and Fouty are still missing. Anzack's body was found floating in the Euphrates River on May 23rd.

It is estimated that it took approximately 10 hours to get the warrant and that sufficiently delayed the rescue of the three.

It is nauseating to think that now, at a time of war - in a foreign country with our fighting men and women exposed to horrendous risks - that we have to pull in lawyers and go through the tedious motions of getting a warrant to save our soldiers' lives! It's an outrage, plain and simple.



If and when Hillary gets elected I'm sure she'll fix this. She'll fix it by pulling all our troops home, dismantling the FISA court and stocking the Supreme Court with 9 Ruth Bader-Ginsurg clones. Then we won't have any more problems with terrorists, right? Because we all know that Radical Muslims only starting their murderous rampages after Bush invaded Iraq.

That's the common belief amongst Democrats and it is flatly wrong.

But hey, don't let the facts get in the way of LibTard "emoting" - they don't want to be brought back into the world of history and logic. They'd rather live in their own fractured Utopia.

HillaryGate - again!

The Hill is reporting that Hillary may be in some more hot water.

This time it is for conducting unauthorized surveillance during the '92 presidential campaign. The story says that she listened to cellphone conversations of GOP officials and others.

Republicans are focusing on an allegation in a recent book by two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters, which suggests Clinton listened to a secretly recorded conversation between political opponents.

In their book about Clinton’s rise to power, <u>Her Way</u>, Don Van Natta Jr., an investigative reporter at The New York Times, and Jeff Gerth, who spent 30 years as an investigative reporter at the paper, wrote:

“Hillary’s defense activities ranged from the inspirational to the microscopic to the down and dirty. She received memos about the status of various press inquiries; she vetted senior campaign aides; and she listened to a secretly recorded audiotape of a phone conversation of Clinton critics plotting their next attack.


So here we have a woman who will use surveillance to feather her own bed, but won't support using it to go after terrorists or others who want to do us harm. She should be nominated for Hypocrite of The Year.

When Nixon did this, he was vilified. I'll wager that she gets a mere slap on the hand for this. The Double-Standards Machine keeps rolling.

12 October 2007

Navy SEAL Hero Gets Medal of Honor

Michelle Malkin is linked up to the news that Lt. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (MOH).

Lt. Murphy was killed in a firefight with Taliban fighters in 2005.

Black5 has Lt. Murphy's complete background. Lone Survivor is the book written about Lt. Murphy and his comrades who were fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan. Interestingly, the author says that while their team waited to ambush a local Taliban leader, a local goat herder discovered their position. The team decided to spare the herder's life and, subsequently, the SEAL team soon found themselves surrounded by 80 heavily-armed Taliban members. Just proves the adage that no good deed goes unpunished.

Rue St. Michel enthusiastically recommends this book.

God bless you, Lieutenant. May God commend your spirit to the highest echelons of Heaven.

The Virulence of Hillary

I've been reflecting on the presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I'm trying to come to terms on why I dislike her so much. It's not because I don't like women in power - I thought Maggie Thatcher was a tremendously talented Prime Minister for England. I was saddened to see her go. If Hillary was a conservative - with strong moral character and a penchant for rolling back government - I'm sure I could support her. But, after doing some digging on her background, there is no way in Hell that I would.

I track my distain for the Clintons back to '92, when they first came to the national spotlight. Bill Clinton ran against Ross Perot and I remember watching the debates and noticing that, during the initial months of the campaign, Clinton had run on the standard Liberal Democrat campaign points: "government can do more for you" type of stuff. But during the debates, I noticed that Clinton began adopting ("stealing") items from Perot's campaign platform. By parroting Perot's "business approach" to government, he was able to drag some moderate voters over to his side. It was enough for Clinton to squeak by and win the election.

I didn't vote for Clinton back then but I supported him after the election because I recognized that he'd been duly elected by the people and, thus, was worthy of having my support. Clinton quickly forgot most of the promises that he'd made on the campaign trail and began turning the White House into his personal PlayLand. Even while he was campaigning, there is a photo of Clinton on an airplane with his right hand between the legs of a blonde flight attendant. That stewardess went on to work in Clinton's administration.

Back to Hillary: even back then she was eschewed as the "co-president" and made no bones about the fact that she was going to have a heavy hand in the day-to-day operations of the presidency. She was already softening up the ground for her own run at the Oval Orifice some day.

It is shameful that someone like Hillary thinks that she can just sweep all the negative baggage (ie. criminal acts and conspiracies) under the rug and no one will notice. Certainly the Mainstream Media will gladly help obscure the facts from you in order to put her on the fast-track to the White House.

That is the mark of the current spate of Liberal Democrats in our country. They think that you (The People) are incompetent dopes who have the attention span of a 5 year old. They think that if enough time passed by you'd forget all of the shenanigans that the Clintons (yes plural) pulled during their tenures in Arkansas and Washington D.C.

Having read quite a few books on the Clintons - "The Secret Life of Bill Clinton", "Women Who Make the World Worse", "Do As I Say - Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy", "The Seduction of Hillary Clinton" and "Legacy (by Rich Lowry) - I can safely say that bringing Mrs. Clinton into the White House would be disastrous.

You can see that the books I list above all lean to the Right of the political spectrum. I read those types of literature because if I want the opinions of "the other side" all I have to do is pick up the NYTimes or the LATimes or watch Katey Curic. The media outlets are hopelessly agenda driven Leftists. And if you want to get to the bottom of someone's history and character, the only place to go is to a conservative news outlet. Believe me, the MSM has never wanted to smear their "golden boy" Bill. He was (is) their "Messiah." The kid from Hope, Arkansas who would replace JFK as the new King Arthur and rediscover 'Camelot.' The mechanism of the MSMS's penchant for coddling and massaging the Clintons is much like we see them doing today to both Barack Obama and Hillary. They both receive preferential treatment by our "courageous" journalists that it amount to a virtual "free pass" from any MSM criticism.

With the Clintons we were perpetually told that criticisms of them were founded in a "vast right-wing conspiracy." They were constantly on the offensive because BIll and Hillary both know that a good offense is a good defense. Attack - attack - attack is what we saw again and again from Bill. His finger waving during his deposition during the Ken Starr investigation when he stated emphatically that "I did not have sex with that woman" which later was proven to be a bald-faced lie - and they found the dress to prove it. Or when Chris Wallace interviewed Bill after "The Path to 9/11" movie showed him to have done nothing in response to Islamic jihadist attacks on US citizens (the USS Cole, and the African embassy bombings) and the lies came right out - "I did everything I could to catch Osama bin Laden!" He then jabbed Wallace in the leg a number of times as he chided him for putting together a "right-wing hit piece" on him. It is telling that during radical Islam's ramp up in operations during the late 80's and early 90's Clinton was busy dismantling the US military. His "peace dividend" couldn't have come at a worse time (in hindsight). But that was classic Clinton - too busy womanizing, checking his poll ratings, putting together focus groups, and fretting about his "legacy" - an empty shell of a man who's only thought was to do whatever it took to retain power and put together a list of "accomplishments" that would guarantee him to be the rightful heir to the JFK mystique.

In Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's book "The Secret Life of BIll Clinton" he wrote eloquently about Bill and Hillary's dirty laundry that the Mainstream Press outright ignored. Writing about the Vince Foster murder and cover up, Pritchard points out that the Clintons were able to effectively lock down and hamper the investigation by using the FBI to stage the crime scene, and their own operatives inside the administration were able to obtain and destroy sensitive documents that would have linked the Clintons to even further dirty tricks.

A Clinton acquaintance and supporter [James Dale Davidson] was interviewed by Pritchard about the death of Foster and he had this to say (pg. 212) :

But at a deeper level Davidson is afraid that Foster's death, which he calls an "extra-judicial execution," is a sign of incipient fascism. He notes that the Clintons have mastered the art - described by Hannah Arendt in The Origins of Totalitarianism - "of turning all questions of fact into questions of motive." The Clintons do not try to rebut allegations. They use surrogates to muddy the waters and smear opponents, just as the National Socialists used to do. That they should be able to employ this practice to obscure the violent death of a top White House aide throws into doubt the durability of the republic.

Davidson went on to finance the first serious analysis of Vince Foster's suicide note. It was found to be a forgery. But the FBI and Park Police had their own analysis done and it was found to be "inconclusive." The Clintons were successful at casting the people who wanted to take a deeper look at the Vince Foster death as "Foster Crazies." That mantle was embraced by the MSM and they listened to it wholeheartedly. The Clintons also used their mouthpieces to settle any doubts about the Foster case. The media was admonished to accept the official reports, even though they were contradictory, and "out of respect for Lisa Foster and her children" to drop the investigations.

Foster's office was looted by Hillary - in fact, Secret Service agent Henry O'Neill watched as Hillary's Chief of Staff - Margaret Williams - carried boxes of papers out of Vincent Foster's office before the Park Police showed up to seal it. Clinton was even caught that night lying about Foster's death, when a makeup artist remembered an aide coming in before the show and telling Clinton that Foster was dead. He later denied knowing about it until 10pm - when it was about 7pm when he was told. This time discrepancy was what the Clintons used to collect any damaging information that Foster had on them. He was the Clinton's personal attorney and was park of the "Arkansas Group" that came with the Clintons from Arkansas.

When Ken Starr was appointed Independent Counsel and began investigating the Clintons and the Foster case, he botched the investigation into the White House's illicit use of confidential FBI files on 900 Republican opponents. He used FBI agents to probe misconduct involving the FBI itself. Needless to say, they came up empty handed. A civil suit on behalf of the victims has since uncovered evidence that the purloined files were part of a campaign of political espionage ordered by Hillary Clinton herself. The dirt in the files, including raw data on congressional leaders, was fed into computers.

Presumably it was later used for blackmail, or fed to media surrogates for the systematic smearing of Republicans. (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, London Telegraph)

More on the Vince Foster case can be found here.

As the adage goes, "birds of a feather, flock together" so let's look at all the people in the Clinton landscape who have been indicted or murdered :
Webster Hubbell : convicted of embezzling $482,410.83 from Rose Law firm clients. ditionally, the media reported in March 1997 that Hubbell received $100,000 from Chinagate figures Mochtar and James Riady's Lippo Group after he was indicted in 1994.[2]
Mickey Kantor, an official in the Clinton Administration, in sworn testimony to congressional investigators, described steps he took to help Hubbell obtain a $24,750 "consulting fee" from the City of Los Angeles at the same time prosecutors examining the Whitewater affair were seeking the cooperation of Hubbell. According
to the Independent Counsel, Hubbell "did little or no work for the money paid by his consulting clients." The Independent Counsel determined there was insufficient evidence to conclude that Hubbell had received the money as quid pro quo for refusing to assist in the Independent Counsel's investigation into the Whitewater controversy.

Jim McDougal: d his wife, Susan McDougal (the former Susan Carol Hendley), were financial partners with Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton in the real estate venture that led to the Whitewater political scandal of the 1990s. Starting in 1982, McDougal operated Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan. On April 14, 1997, McDougal was convicted of eighteen felony counts of fraud and conspiracy charges. The counts had to do with bad loans made by Madison in the llate 1980s. As his savings and loan was federally-insured, the $68 million was paid by taxpayers. During the McDougal case, special prosecutor Kenneth Starr requested a reduced sentence for McDougal because of McDougal's assistance in the investigation.

• A drug dealer donates $20,000 to the DNC, attends a Christmas reception hosted by Hillary Clinton, has his photo taken with the Clintons and Al Gore and then -- three weeks later -- is arrested for smuggling 6,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States. It should have come as no surprise to anyone involved. After all, Jorge Cabrera had already served two prison sentences -- one for trying to bribe a grand jury witness and the other for filing a false income tax return. Later he will be back in the news when a businessman pleads guilty to laundering $3.5 million for Cabrera between 1986 and 1996.

•  "I see the White House is like a subway -- you have to put in coins to open the gates." -- Clinton contributor Johnny Chung talking about the $50,000 he gave Hillary Clinton's top aide while seeking VIP treatment at the White House.

• Spilling some of the beans on her "close friend" Ron Brown, Nolanda Hill tells Prime Time Live that Brown used drugs while Commerce Secretary and considered taking a big payoff from Vietnam to get trade restrictions lifted but dropped the idea when he got a tip that FBI was on the case. Hill also says that Brown thought it was Hillary who placed John Huang in a Commerce Department job. Huang left the Lippo Group -- with a golden parachute of around $800,000 -- to work for Commerce. Brown orders a top secret clearance for Huang. While at Commerce, Huang visits the White House about 70 times, is briefed 37 times by the CIA, views about 500 intelligence reports, and makes 281 calls to Lippo banks.

• A federal judge issues a fine for a quarter million dollars because, "The Executive Branch of the government, working in tandem, was dishonest with this court." At issue is the composition of Hillary Clinton's health task force, a body stacked with those from the medical industry who would gain most from its faux reforms.

Although Ken Starr was vilified in the press for pursuing Clinton for official misconduct, he really did a lackluster job of investigating this cur. Starr overlooked, or failed to follow through with significant "persons of interest" who had valuable insight into various aspects of Clinton's misconduct while President, and before. Witnesses were either ignored or coerced into making statements to the FBI that fit the official version of events. If their stories gained "traction" in the press, the witnesses or victims were quickly denounced as being irrelevant.

As testimony to how shady the Clinton's are, just look at the latest scandal to hit them. Hillary was caught on tape back in 2000 soliciting donations for her campaign in direct violation of Federal election laws. She could be charged with multiple felonies. The story is here.

Here is a complete list of Hillary's scandals. Do you honestly believe that she is just some 'victim' who is being picked on, overly scrutinized by bandelleros with an agenda? Come on now. And it seems she just lies for the sake of lying. American Spectator reports in 1996 that on her Asian tour, Hillary Clinton told New Zealand television that she had been named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Sir Edmund, however, was an unknown beekeeper the year of Mrs. Clinton's birth. When she went to New York to run for the senate, she stated that she'd always been a Yankees fan. When it was pointed out that she'd always referred to herself as a Cubs fan - because she was from Park Ridge, Illinois - she said that she was a fan of both teams.

When it comes to Hillary, you reap what you sow. And this Sow needs to go back to Arkansas to work on her phony deep south accent. And let's not forget that back in 2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton called New York City police officers "murderers."

With "Weird" Al Gore now winning the Nobel Peace Prize, there is more buzz about him running for president. I hope and pray that he does. Hillary is shaking in her boots that Gore gets in the race because he would bring the Loony Lefties away from her and it'd split the Democratic vote. Run Al - Run!!!

The one source about Negative Hillary that has alot of veracity is Dick Morris. Here are some articles by DIck Morris all about HIllary: here,here, and here is a recap of her "paltry" Senate voting record.

And a 'must read' is Morris' article here where he shows her to be worthy of "Hypocrite of the Year."

I feel that if more people were educated on what the Clinton Machine is really all about, most would shy away from Hillary.

Spread the word.

11 October 2007

Cop sues parents of drowning victim

UPDATE: Officer.com is reporting that the sergeant in this case is dropping the lawsuit.

Finally some sanity to this thing. Wow.



From the What The Fuck?!? files comes this little gem:

A Florida cop was called to the scene of a drowning victim. The victim was a baby who fell into the family pool. When the officer arrived, she slipped on a puddle of water and hurt her knee.

From The Sun-Sentinel:
Rescuers were able to bring him back to life, but he suffered severe brain damage and cannot walk, talk or even swallow.

Now, his family faces another burden: One of the rescuers, Casselberry police Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn, is suing, alleging the family left a puddle of water on the floor that afternoon, causing her to slip and fall.


The officer is suing the parents for $1 million dollars.

Comments? What do you think about this case. From what I understand she's on disability since she was injured on the job. Why would you sue someone who legitimately called 911. The baby ended up surviving but with profound disabilities.

09 October 2007

Drink up, Boys!

The boys over at SCC posted a photo showing a Kool-aid delivery truck dropping off product at 35th & Michigaon (CPD HQ). Former Superintendent Phil Cline was seen leaving soon after. Here's a photo of him walking out:

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I'd wondered why so many asinine decisions are formed inside that building. This answers alot.

Bush supports Illegal rapist-murderer

We all knew that el presidente Bush was an illegal alien lover. He can't seem to do enough for them - giving them free health care, "a pathway to citizenship", free in-state tuition (via the Dream Act), and unfettered access to state drivers licenses and roadways.

Well now we come to find out that Bush also supports illegals who rape and murder.

WND reports that Jose Medellin, who was convicted of raping and murdering Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena back in 1983, will have his case reviewed by the US Supreme Court this week to see if his capitol crimes conviction will be overturned.

Medellin, along with a number of fellow gang members, abducted, beat, raped and strangled the two houston teenagers. Medellin confessed and even kept a Mickey Mouse watch taken from Ertman as a souvenir.

Medellin was going to get executed until the Bush administration intervened and supported Medellin's excuse that he shouldn't be executed because he was never given the chance to call the Mexican Embassy about his case.

What Bush is doing is basically telling the state court that it needs to review this case because the World Court says so. Since when do we adjudicate US cases based on what the World Court says???

"We find ourselves in an unusual position," Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz told the Houston Chronicle. "Texas is not regularly litigating against the United States. But sadly enough, the United States will appear alongside Medellin at the argument."

Medellin v. Texas will be argued Wednesday and could determine the fate of Medellin and 50 other Mexican killers on death rows in the United States, including more than a dozen in Texas. All of them say they were not told of their right to contact Mexico for legal help.

The court is expected to produce a ruling clarifying which powers reside with the president, Congress and courts, which powers belong to the federal government versus the states, and what the relationship is between international and domestic law.


Please send an email to the white house, and/or call to tell them that this is a bloody outrage!

08 October 2007

How many Illegals?

As Robin would say to Batman - Holy Third World Nation, Batman!

It's being reported that the figure that the US government provided in its estimation of the number of illegal aliens was highly under-reported.

Trash the 12 million, bro. We're looking at 38 million illegals - approximately 5% of the current workforce.

Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is the group that issued the study.

Wanna help? Get behind this important piece of legislation:

HR 3494, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), would implement a system for identifying and removing violent criminal illegal immigrants and would deny certain federal funds to "sanctuary cities" that protect violent criminal aliens.

The Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act of 2007 (named after the late Congressman from Georgia) would provide additional training and funding to local police to help enforce current immigration law.

Allowing the thousands of local law enforcement officers to apprehend criminal aliens they encounter during the performance of their jobs will greatly enhance our security. We cannot allow our country's vast interior to become a free zone for aliens who slip past our borders.

This legislation would:
*Require DHS to take an alien into custody within 48 hours
*Affirm that state and local law enforcement officials have existing authority to assist in enforcing immigration law during the course of their routine duties.
*Deny State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funding to "sanctuary cities" that refuse to assist with immigration enforcement.

Italians or Vikings?

Today in History: A double whammy. It is the anniversary of the Great Chicago fire and also, Columbus Day.

Columbus' discovery has now been refuted since more and more evidence points to the Vikings as being the first to land on America's shores.



On a related note, just to show how far these noble nordic peoples have fallen - Danish Cultural Minister Brian Mikkelson, visited Dublin and apologized to the Irish people for his predecessors's bad behavior; all of 1,200 years ago.

I guess we're all in the habit now of apologizing for everything. But why stop 1,200 years ago - let's go back even farther. I wonder if we'll ever see Israel apologize to the Canaanites for putting all their men, women and children to the sword circa 3,500 bc.

07 October 2007

Vet cuts down Mexican flag



I could just hug this guy! The enemy is engaged! If you have a problem with this, just think how you'd be treated if you owned a store in Las Moches, MX and you hung an American flag over a Mexican flag. I think that we can all agree that you'd be lucky if you only got your ass kicked. You'd probably see some jail time too.

06 October 2007

Cubs fever

UPDATE: Cubs get swept by Arizona D'backs in 3.




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Even you South Side knuckle draggers can finally admit that this is the year that the Cubs go all the way!

...ahem.....

A kid can dream, right?

Celebrating the mediocre idiot

The NYTimes recent homage to Harold Pinter brought to mind what a quisling tool this "nobel laureate" is.

The Times falls fatuously at the feet of Pinter - proclaiming him "the heir to Samuel Beckett."

Many pundits have pushed pins into the inflated dross of this playwright, most notably David Pryce-Jones (who has actually had the unfortunate luck at having to spend time talking to with this guy.)

Philosophically Pinter is aligned with Michael Moore, Rosie O'donnell and George Galloway. One of my favorite quotes about Pinter comes from Mark Steyn:

The fanatical Muslims despise America because it's all lapdancing and gay porn; the secular Europeans despise America because it's all born-again Christians hung up on abortion; the anti-Semites despise America because it's controlled by Jews. Too Jewish, too Christian, too Godless, America is also too isolationist, except when it's too imperialist.
Too Christian, too Godless, too isolationist, too imperialist, too seductive, too cretinous, America is George Orwell's Room 101: whatever your bugbear, you will find it therein - for the Continentals, excessive religiosity; for the Muslims, excessive decadence; for Harold Pinter, excessively bleeding rectums.


It's sickening that people like Pinter actually get praised for being mediocre curmudgeons.

The Oprah Connection

Naila Franklin, the woman who was found murdered last week in Calumet City, has generated national media attention. Her case even garnered a spot on America's Most Wanted. And even a letter from Barack Hussein Obama was read aloud at her funeral.

I can't figure out exactly why all the fuss?

I guess I'm not surprised considering how much media hype surrounded the untimely demises of Natalie Holloway and Anna Nicole Smith. Ms. Franklin's death, meaningless and tragic, should be and is being dutifully mourned. The death of any innocent is an outrage. It's being reported that prior to her disappearance, she made a police report for some threatening phone calls that she'd gotten.

As an aside: I can't tell you how many times I've done a telephone threat case report for someone, or an assault report, who claims that they want the report "just in case something happens." I take that to mean that if they "disappear" the police will have a paper trail to follow.

Obviously this case highlights the flaw in that logic. Just because there is a report made and assigned to a detective, if the victim comes up missing there is little chance that the report will help police track down what happened to the missing person. As in this case, the named offender showed up for the interview with his lawyer in tow. Unless there is evidence linking someone to the crime, you can do dozens of reports and it won't make much of a difference in finding you.

Well my sources inform me that the reason there is so much media attention on this case is that Ms. Franklin is a relative of Oprah Winfrey's. I can't confirm that as Oprah's office won't comment but I have it on good authority. Oprah raised $3 million for Obama at her last fund raiser, and I have a sneaking suspicion that that was why he sent a letter to Franklin's funeral. Recently, one of Oprah's director was arrested on domestic battery charges. We all know how protective Oprah is about the sensitive details of her "empire". So maybe the reason this isn't being reported is that The Big O can't take anymore negative press.

Another aspect to this case that is puzzling is that Franklin disappeared on 18-Sept and was found on 27-Sept; 9 days missing. I'm told that the decomposition of the body was "very advanced" and that forensically it is a bit of an enigma. One wonders if the family is telling everything that they know about the details of this case.

05 October 2007

NRA is right after all?

A liberal academic wrote an op-ed for USA Today in which he finally grasps the importance of the Second Amendment.

Jonathan Turley, the author, admits that the framer's intent at inserting this Amendment into the Constitution was to create "a right" to gun ownership.



Would someone please read this article to Mayor Daley? Maybe one of his armed body guards can do it.

Hillary wants to "unite" illegals with families

Hillary ROTTEN Clinton has an idea that she must have borrowed from Obama: She wants to unite illegals with their families.

Good.

Then we should send them back to their countries of origin where they'll be able to spend time with their families.

Just one more idiotic platitude from the party of "compassion"

Immigration Successes

We're seeing more and more "ETL" initiatives hitting the news lately. Thank God.

Thousands of illegals were swept up in an ICE sting:

More than 1,300 foreign-born criminals and other immigrants who ignored deportation orders have been rounded up in southern California in the last two weeks in what officials said on Wednesday was the largest sweep of its kind in the United States.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested 530 immigration violators and took custody of almost 800 foreign nationals already in prison, but who had previously evaded deportation orders.
"The 1,300 taken into custody by ICE in the past two weeks include numerous suspected street gang members, as well as aliens convicted of sex offenses, assaults and kidnapping," Immigration and Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Julie Myers told a news conference.
"We have made our communities safer and protected the integrity of our nation's immigration system," she said.
Most of those arrested were Mexicans, but the group included immigration violators from 30 countries, including Armenia, India, Indonesia, Jordan and Peru. More than 600 have already been repatriated, officials said.


I'm heartened to see that they're at least targeting criminal illegal aliens. Let's kick them out and then go after all the rest.

01 October 2007

Chicago Police jazz band?

Do any of you know if the department has a Jazz band? If you've got information please post a comment with all the relevant details.

A copper I know wants to get into a group and was wondering if the CPD already has one.