29 October 2009

Your New Healthcare plan

Buckle up - It is time for a Rue Rant!

My dear erudite reader, do you still think that this administration and White House is nothing different from presidents in the past? Do you Obama-Zombies now see the error of your voting ways?

Allow me to disabuse you of your delusions.

This is one of the most corrupt, despotic regimes in US history. They want power at all costs. They are inferior to the people that filled past administrations. Just look at what their policies are doing to the country. They're pushing us down the road in an attempt at turning us into a Third-World banana republic. Need proof? Here's just one of dozens:

USA Today did some digging and found that 40% of top Obama fund raisers have been rewarded with posts within the administration.

More than 40% of President Obama's top-level fundraisers have secured posts in his administration, from key executive branch jobs to diplomatic postings in countries such as France, Spain and the Bahamas, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Twenty of the 47 fundraisers that Obama's campaign identified as collecting more than $500,000 have been named to government positions, the analysis found.

Overall, about 600 individuals and couples raised money from their friends, family members and business associates to help fund Obama's presidential campaign. USA TODAY's analysis found that 54 have been named to government positions, ranging from Cabinet and White House posts to advisory roles, such as serving on the economic recovery board charged with helping guide the country out of recession.

Here is the complete list of job recipients.

What this shows is that this president is more concerned about rewarding his cronies, than protecting and defending the United States constitution. He doesn't care about employing Americans, beefing up our military, invigorating business, and empowering our economy. He enervating our economy with his Utopian drams, while kicking the United States whenever he can - here and abroad. By the way, Where in the constitution does is say that the Federal government has the RIGHT to shove a government-run healthcare system onto the American people: NOWHERE! Where does it say that the Federal government has the right to take over the auto industry, banks, insurance companies or, to shell out $800 billion in phony 'stimulus' money? NOWHERE!

Remember "Cash for Clunkers"? Well, true to form the Federal government, inefficient and ineffective, actually spent $24,000 per TAXPAYER, CNN Money reports.

If we had an honest media in this country, we probably wouldn't be in the position that we are today. It is the media that continually keeps us off balance, keeps us ignorant of the policies of this administration. These Leftists - in the government and in the MSM - are taking a wrecking ball to this nation. They don't believe in Life, Liberty nor Private Property. All they care about is the collective. They don't want to empower the individual, they want to "level the playing field" by redistributing income.

So now we have the New Left Democrat plan for Nationalized HealthCare. Fox news has the story. There is a ground-swell of opposition to this but Pelosi, Reid and Obama DO NOT CARE. 70% of United States citizens are happy with their health insurance. Do our leaders care? No! They understand that passing this initiative will open the door on eventually gaining absolute power over the population - turning this Republic into a morass of socialism.

Pelosi's bill contains 1,190 pages of a New, Retooled-HealthCare Fiasco. It includes a Public option. 90% of American citizens won't be able to use the Public option. Didn't know that little tidbit, didja? To finance the bill, House Democrats are going to tax wealthy couples, and Medical Manufacturing device companies. They're going to tax, tax, tax until there is no one left to tax. Oh, and they are LIARS. Here's a nice compilation of misrepresentations from our elected leaders:

It isn't going to lower costs, raise quality nor do anything beneficial for the American people. It will destroy our liberty and give the burgeoning Federal Government the power of life and death over YOU and your loved ones.

Are Obama's policies working? NO.

* The Stimulus package was touted as something "necessary" and was framed as something that would "save or create" millions of jobs. The only thing that creates jobs is business and Business is under attack by our government. Unemployment is cresting over 10% - 17% if you include those who have given up looking for work. Mortgage foreclosures are reaching record numbers, and businesses are contracting trying to husband their resources.

* Cap and Trade - "Tax and Kill" is intended to break up the coal companies, reign in "big oil" with the result that you will see your energy costs go up $3,000 per year, per household. Under the new EPA, Obama's handpicked Marxists want you to open your house to Big Brother, in the Public Interest, just so the Government can "look around" to see if your Smart Meter is operating, whether your appliances are energy efficient...etc.

* "Green is the new Red" - The environmentalists are busy crowing their ridiculous claims for everyone who'll listen. And the MSM is happy to carry the water for them too. "Nice Fascism", as Jonah Goldberg coined the term, are those totalitarians among us who would trade Liberty for Enviro-Tyranny. Under the auspices of "for the good of the people" the government is busy leveraging itself into all aspects of our lives. They're not building re-education camps yet but just look at how much "diversity" there is in the media. Almost none - because MOST of it is Liberal/socialist. When 40% of the population describes itself as 'conservative' shouldn't the media reflect that demographic? Of course.

And this Joke is getting more and more traction:
Q: Why did Jimmy Carter vote for Barack Hussein Obama?

A: Because he's tired of being the worst president in US history.

The parallels between Obama and Carter are disturbing. The Washington Examiner's James Carafano takes a hard look at the comparisons.

And if we keep on this track, I'm afraid this will be what we'll be living like in about 200 years. Please use the number 202-224-3121 to call the key Democratic senators and urge a no vote for Government Healthcare.

God help us.

27 October 2009

Scientology Guilty of "Fraud"

The "church" of Scientology was found guilty of fraud by a French court. The organization was fined $1,000,000 for defrauding gullible members. The court wanted to outright ban the organization but figured that it would just go 'underground' if it did.

I remember reading L. Ron Hubbard's book "Dianetics" when I was younger, and thinking that it was really off the wall. Hubbard's thesis is that there are "engrams" - small green and red that live in your head and influence your behavior.

To see a "true believer" in action, here's one of their 'stars' in all his scientological glory:

Some people will fall for anything, and Scientology proves it.

21 October 2009

Totalitarianism Bearing Down on US Citizens

Whether you realize it or not, we are at war. Whether you realize it or not, the American citizen and his freedoms are in the cross-hairs of the totalitarians in Washington.

They're coming at us from all directions, hot and fast. Who can keep up? Most of us work, spend time with our families - and don't have the time to demonstrate, call our representatives and fire off angry letters.

They want to confiscate our private property, they want to eliminate our liberties, and remove freedoms from us. Government takeovers of the Auto industry, Insurance, Healthcare, Finance, banking, Energy companies....and now they're reaching outside our borders to get us into a Climate Change Treaty.

If we sign it, it will literally be the end of our democracy.

Time is running out; we only have a few weeks to put this to a halt.

Check out this interview with Lord Monckton, a top climate change expert:

They feel we owe the world a "climate debt" - we'll be forced to pay "reparations" to the rest of the world under the false pretense of carbon emissions. The ultimate danger is that our constitution dictates that a ratified treaty will not be governed within the parameters of the constitution.

Also, Democratic countries will be forced to hand over their payments every year. It will pass right over the heads of their voting populations. Bypassing the ballot boxes.

God save us from these people. Our Democracy is dangling from a thread.

20 October 2009

Chicago Tea Party Patriots

Check out this video of Chicago Tea Party Patriots marching on Chicago media outlets last Friday.

Well done!

Their next event is 07-Nov in a march to Rep. Dan Lipinski (Dummycrat-IL) because he's "unsure" how he'll vote on the pending ObamaCare legislation. Let's remind him who and what his priorities are: Liberty, Freedom and Less government.

Go here to visit their homepage.

19 October 2009

Times UK:"Biden - Mr. Wrong"

The Times of UK, Europe's version of the Old Gray Lady - takes a HUGE swipe and Vice President Joe Bide; and indirectly at Barack Hussein Obama.

Full story here.

What Mr Obama overlooked was that Mr Biden, who served as a senator for tiny Delaware for 36 years, had never run anything in his life, or taken decisions rather than talking about things, at legendary length. Even in the United States Senate, that august body which each week produces enough hot air to transport 1,000 six-year-olds across America, Mr Biden – who sports hair plugs and a set of porcelain-enhanced gnashers that would blind a polar bear – is renowned for his wordiness.

The article is short, and quickly to the point. That point being that Joe Biden HAS 'literally' done nothing in his life except get elected to the Senate for 36 years. The same critiques leveled at the VP can also be volleyed at Obama: he never did anything in his life except get elected, raise to kids, graduate from an Ivy League school and register ghetto denizens to vote. Sad to say; those are facts - indisputable, no less.

The Brits are miffed because Joe Biden is not qualified to make policy decisions about Iraq, Afghanistan nor troop deployments - But Obama is relying on "Mr. Wrong" for just that purpose.

At least the British press is beginning to realize that Washington is now riddled with incompetent oafs - like Obama and Biden. Maybe next time they'll examine Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and arrive at a similar conclusion.

One would hope.

18 October 2009

Government isn't the Solution, It's the Problem

From an astute and intelligent reader:

Dear members of the United States Legislature, all 535 of you.

It is now official: You are all morons.

*The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775 - you have had 234 years to get it right; it is broke.

*Social Security was established in 1935 - you have had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

*Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - you have had 71 years to get it right; it is broke.

*War on Poverty started in 1964 - you have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to huge beaurocracies for "the poor"; it hasn't worked and is broke.

*Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - you've had 44 years to get it right; they're both broke.

*Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - you have had 39 years to get it right; it is broke.

*Trillions of dollars in the massive political payoff called the TARP bill of 2009 shows NO sign of working. It is broken.

*And finally to set a new record:

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in ONE MONTH in 2009! It took good dependable cars (that were the best that some people could afford) and replaced them with high priced vehicles.

People who couldn't afford to are now making payments they can't afford. Mostly Japanese models were sold; so a good percentage of the profits went out of the country.

And lastly, the American taxpayers are now going to be dinged with paying for yet 4 billion more dollars of our governments experiments to make our wallets even thinner.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that the "services" you continually shove down our throats are failing faster and faster, now you want Americans to believe you can be trusted with a government-run health care system? 16% of our economy?

Are you crazy? Truly, the inmates are running the asylum!

We need to let others in on this brilliant record before 2010.

This election, just vote against ALL incumbents!

Joe Friday Schools Obama

Too Funny!

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HIDTA Hijinks

UPDATE: Oh my prophetic soul! Here's more evidence that O'grady's policy of "put dope on the table" is NOT working. This DEA team, following orders, was monitoring POD cameras and observed these offenders exchanging jabs. They went to take them down and the offenders fled the scene. They killed a woman after crashing their car.

Now, the point is this: Why do you have DEA credentialed officers watching POD cameras and going after piddly weed transactions? Is this a proper and effective use of Department resources and Federal funding? No, it is not.

Someone slap O'grady on the head for me and tell him to wake up! His policy of "quick hits" is putting lives at risk. This is a short-term solution to a long-term problem.

From the Rue-mors file:

Insiders who've talked to your humble narrator inform me that Commander O'grady at NAGIS/HIDTA is telling his drug interdiction teams to knock off the long-term surveillance. O'grady wants his teams to go out and get "quick hits" and to "put dope on the table".

What this amounts to is nothing more than what your typical Tactical team does everyday. The HIDTA teams are federally funded, and federally manned. The program is part of the Department of Justice. There are agents for the DEA and FBI within the ranks and their stated mission is to perform long-term investigations to root out drug trafficking networks. The networks they're supposed to investigate are the ones that are moving large shipments of drugs into the United States. The HIDTA philosophy is to act nationally, but think locally. They interface with local law enforcement and help guide them to intercept big shipments of drugs. Ultimate authority rests within the local department. In Chicago, O'grady commands the HIDTA unit.

But how can our guys and gals execute that mission when they're being forced to shake down street corner hustlers for a jab???

90% of drug trafficking comes from Mexico. That's a fact. And it takes weeks to track down every person involved in the pipe-line. Then the team has to get search warrants, document every step of the investigation, and then take down the players. That's what this team is specifically designed to do - it's NOT there to do petty weed arrests.

This situation is like using your SWAT Team to write parking tickets.

O'grady is also pushing his teams to obtain and execute search warrants in districts and areas that the teams themselves have little intelligence about. Instead of letting his guys and gals do their jobs, here's another house-mouse who's only concerned about "numbers." He obviously doesn't fully comprehend how to utitilize his members, and his myopia is causing millions more dollars of dope to cross the border undetected.

From what I'm told, morale within the unit is at an all-time low.

These officers and agents do a tremendously dangerous job, and I salute them for their courage, valor and commitment.

Let's hope Commander O'grady finds a nice new position leading a stalwart team of officers at the Equipment and Supply Division.

It sounds like he'd be better suited tracking the number of desks and gas masks owned by the city.

17 October 2009

CBO: "President's Budget is Unsustainable"

Tony Blankley has a nice piece at RealClearPolitics. He asks the rhetorical question that we've all been wondering about our leaders in Washington: Are they nuts?

In June, the Congressional Budget Office published "The Long-Term Budget Outlook," its summary reading in part: "The federal budget is on an unsustainable path -- meaning that federal debt will continue to grow much faster than the economy over the long run. ... Rising costs for health care and the aging of the U.S. population will cause federal spending to increase rapidly. ...

"... Large budget deficits would reduce national saving, leading to more borrowing from abroad and less domestic investment, which in turn would depress income growth. ... The accumulation of debt would seriously harm the economy. Alternatively, if spending grew as projected and taxes were raised in tandem, tax rates would have to reach levels never seen in the United States (highest marginal income tax rate so far: 94 percent, in 1944-45). High tax rates would slow the growth of the economy, making the spending burden harder to bear."

Let's look at the numbers under TeamObama's reign:

* The Messiah, economic illiterate that he is, said unemployment wouldn't go above 8%. We're now at 10% (17% including those who've "given up" looking for work, and 50% within the 18 to 24 crowd. When's the "trickle up" theory going to kick in?

* Healthcare will cost $829 billion over 10 years, but don't forget that the Government said that Medicaire would cost $12 billion by 1990. It ended up costing $107 billion. (Source here.

* Healthcare under the Obama plan will cost each family thousands per year. It will only cover a few million that aren't insured now.

* The Democrats want the healthcare system to cover illegal aliens.

* Robert Reich is cheerleading for ObamaCare and is on record stating that the elderly should just be prepared "to die" because the majority of medical claims by the elderly comes in the last years of their lives, and under the new healthcare "reform" there won't be enough money to give elderly folks the care that they may need.

Can you believe what your eyes and ears are conveying to you from these government pukes? They're using the false flag of "crisis" once again to get you to give more and more to a burgeoning government. They have no shame, and know no limits in their appetite for power.

* States that have socialized medicine - Oregon and Massachusetts - are already telling their citizens "we can't afford to give you the drugs you need to fight your cancer, but we'll pay for your end-of-life counseling."

* ObamaCare doesn't address malpractice (Tort reform) reform nor the high cost of drugs. The drug companies spend billions per year on R&D and have to pass their costs onto the end-users. Much of what the R&D is for is "defensive medicine" - going through all the government red-tape hurdles in order to minimize their exposure to lawsuits. Also absent from the bill is protecting doctors from patients who sue them to simply settle and make a few bucks. Of course outright medical malpractice does happen - the wrong foot gets amputated, a testicle gets removed instead of a diseased kidney....etc.

This is all by design, dear readers. This administration - steeped in Marxist and Black Liberation ideology - is using every tool and trick to get more and more people on the public dole, and to strip more and more rights away from Joe Citizen.

If Obama was sincerely interested in reforming healthcare, then why isn't he addressing malpractice and drug costs? Why does he instead focus on cutting overall healthcare costs? That amounts to rationing because in order to cut costs you must withdraw services: close hospitals, lay off doctors, nurses and specialists, cut back on technology by removing MRI, CAT and Ultrasound machines; form lines, deny coverage and turn people away from getting treatment.

This is all a form of socialism, in that, the president is subversively taking control of the means of production. He's taken over GM and Chrysler, bought and paid for Lehman Brothers, and AIG - and is taking over huge swaths of the energy industry. They've ceased drillling, ceased issuing permits to survey and drill for oil, and insttituted the ridiculous Cap & Trade bill which will cost us billions more in taxes.

Tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, tax, .... that is ALL THEY KNOW HOW TO DO.

I said it when he was running and I will say it again because it is so bloody obvious: Obama has no idea on how to truly help this country. He was a radical street-organizer from South Chicago with no experience at running anything. He only knows how to buy votes and how to coerce people into voting. That's it!

I blame you fools who voted for this second rate hack. He's an embarrassment, minimally - and a Marxist radical in sheep's clothing, more likely.

Where's our next Ronald Reagan, my God I do miss "the Gipper"

Here's Ronald Reagan's rant on the dangers of socialized medicine.

Folks, Obama's social experiments have all been tried before over the last 70 years, and have been proven to be unsustainable, dangerous and failures.

When are the American people going to wake up? There is no such thing as a Free Lunch....someone always pays. And under this administration, the Working Man and Woman is going to take it right in the neck!

Call your congressman and tell them how you feel.

Sic Semper Tyrannis!

15 October 2009

Marx vs. Franklin

People don't realize that your private property is the foundation of your freedoms. The founders knew that if the government was enabled to confiscate your private property, then that would place tremendous power into the hands of the Federal government.

The founders were very concerned about limiting the government's power and reach.

Now that is out the window! TeamObama is working hard to take more and more of your property vis-a-vis tax rates. Here's a nice synopsis as to why taxes are the linchpin of Communism, and the way out for Capitalism.

Capitalists of the World, Unite!

07 October 2009

Muslims snub French Gay soccer team

The Religion of Peace strikes again! I guess there is no word for Tolerance in the Qu'oran.

Story here.

Healthcare Surprise

Well if you listen to the Lefties, and the media wonks, you'd think that the major healthcare insurance companies are heartless, cruel, automatons that routinely deny people coverage.

Afterall, why would TeamObama be trying to destroy private health insurance and install its own Centralized Bureau of Births and Deaths?

Well an interesting fact (remember those? that's what we used to use to debate policy - now it's enough to just emote if you're on the New Left) that has come to light.

The biggest denier of Healthcare claims is no other than the United States Federal Government! According to research fellow Beverly Gossage, Medicare is the most likely to reject requests - sending away 6.85% of requests. (hat tip: Biggovernment.com and the Mark Levin show)

So just another Big Government boondoggle that sees the light of day.

Remember, Ignorance is Strength; War is Peace and Freedom is Slavery!

Mercedes marxists


Stop all dat Nigga shit!

The only thing that would have made the video funnier, is if he got capped by a drive-by!

Overall I agree with his message.

06 October 2009

Comment moderation

For years now, I have prided myself in not having to moderate any comments. Sure there was the anonymous post here and there that needed to be bombed but, for the most part, I've been pretty ~ forgive the choice of phrase "liberal" ~ when it comes to blog moderation.

For one, I simply don't have the time to go through each and every post and cherry pick what gets posted and what doesn't. Second, you're all adults, and you're all protected by the First Amendment so you should be able to say whatever-god-damn-well-as-you-please.

Third, I don't subscribe to the PC/Multicultural nonsense - so if you push the limits on speech; by all means I say go ahead. There is nothing in the constitution which prohibits you from being a bigot...et al.

For the last week I've had the comment moderation filter on because I was getting some excessive racial postings that, while cathartic, weren't exactly constructive.

I prefer clarity over agreement - so if you take a position, please expound on it and make your case. If you want to write "Shoot a n_____, it gives you energy" please resist the temptation to post that. It does nothing to elevate the debate, and I have quite a few black readers who don't fall into that category of derogation.

I have removed the filter so we're back on uncensored mode. Please respect your fellow readers and reign in the obnoxious blather.

Thanks --


Putting the R in Cook County

I was born and raised in Chicago. I dutifully learned all the relevant facts about the city while sitting in my Chicago Public school classroom - The Fort Dearborn massacre, the green onions which grew along the river were called 'shikago' by the Illinois Indians, the meaning of urbs in horto, up through the famous Lincoln-Douglass debates, the railroads and the influx of cattle through the Stockyards (Hog-butcher to the World), Sandburg's poem "The City of Big Shoulders", Great Lakes naval base during WWII, the steel mills, the social upheavals of the 1960's, the malaise of the "Me generation" during the 70's and up to the building of the tallest skyscraper in the world.

Even knowing as much as I do about this city, I never cared for it.

I don't know if it is the segregated ethnic enclaves, the apathetic staff and students of the public schools, the phony, uncaring politicians, a major league baseball team that hasn't won a world series in over a century, the history of corruption and nepotism, or the fact that we're doomed to be forever The Second City (eventhough we're probably a close Third city behind Los Angeles), or the constant penumbra of crime that permeates every community.

How many politicians have been convicted in this county? Operation Graylord, and Operation Silver Shovel are two that come to mind. Disgraced former governors George Ryan, Dan Walker, and Otto Kerner all went to jail for corruption. Indicted former governor Blagovich continues to embarrass the state with his public denials and circus-like antics. Richard J. Daley used his office to get jobs for people who "took care of the machine" and his son is proudly carrying on the tradition. Those who are "wired to the Magic Kingdom" are taken care of. Case in point: Chicago fireman Scott Holland attacked two Chicago police officers after the September 21 Bears game. Holland has three arrests on his background - going back 10 years. Why is he still employed by the city as a firefighter? I can only guess because I don't know Holland, but I would guess that it is because someone downtown is taking care of him by sweeping the dirt under the carpet.

MSNBC did a nice synopsis of Chicago's legacy of crime. You can see pretty much the whole picture on the torpitude this city wallows in.

There has always been some niggling doubts prickling me about this city. It seems to me that other cities do things better: we stole New York's famous COMSTAT system to fight crime, we borrowed many of their street names as well - Broadway, State, Houston, Douglass blvd....et cetera. The plays that originate here rarely go national but, plenty start in New York or LA and come here. You can name famous actors from Chicago on one hand. Even our museums and zoos aren't world-class.

We even have someone who rose, seemingly out of nowhere, from the Swamps of Illinois politics and became president. To our shame and regret, he's turning out to be one of the worst presidents in our 233 year history. Obama learned his lessons on totalitarianism very well while growing up on the south side of Chicago. He learned the immutable laws of Give and Take. You give something, you get something. You want votes? Then go around with your Community Organizers and raise some money for some unnamed local politician, then that local politician will talk to a local trucking firm and give out 15 jobs to the Community Organizer's retinue. This smooth-talkin' shuck and jive specialist is fooling only the mindless drones whose brains are mush from watching too much Oprah Live! and Bill Cosby. Even the world is now catching up to BHO - the real alpha-males on the world stage are sensing that a hare occupies the White House. The American Thinker pegs it right by asking "Did We Elect a beta male?" BHO won't come out and be his real self because his real self is anathema to America. This unqualified Marxist puppet is exquisite at one thing: Grabbing and holding power. That's why DHS just announced that it is hiring 1,000 internet spies. Can you imagine if a white male conservative president announced such a plan? Fire and brimstone would erupt! But hiring such types, bringing the Census bureau under the auspices of the the Chief of Staff, pushing for more and more goodies for the unproductive loser segment of our population in order to BUY THEIR VOTES, is straight out of the Chicago Machine's playbook.

(Deep breath)....

This harangue leads me to one more piece of the puzzle as to why I don't like Chicago. It is the court system.

Police officers know first-hand how abysmally appalling the Cook County court system is. Sit in any city court and you'll see nothing but a parade of ne'er-do-wells strolling through the little swinging doors, wearing their best FUBU or Al Capone shirt, standing before the judge and having their case dismissed by the liberal activist in black robes who doesn't assign the officers with any credibility or honesty.

When people complain to me about the criminals in this city, my response is usually that it's the courts. The courts are where the "teeth" of the law are supposed to be felt - viscerally.

Unfortunately in this city, that is not the case. The courts are a dumping ground where criminals get treated with kid gloves. I sat in court last month and watched as an officer testified that he and partner watched the offender make 2 hand-to-hand transactions with a third officer. When they broke surveillance and arrested the man, they found 30 grams of marijuana on him. The judge sat there and dismissed all charges - not because "he didn't believe the officers' testimony" but, as he stated directly to the offender: "You're a 19 year old and I don't want to jeopardize your future by finding you guilty." The man was out on the corner the very next day selling weed, and bragging to his boys that the courts in this city ain't shit. Nice message to send to the police, the community and the felons.

One other time I was waiting for my case to get called for a jury trial down at 26th & California. The case before mine was the sentencing phase of a case where two tac officers saw a 15-year old west side youth standing on the street with a Tec-9 extended magazine sticking out of his pants pocket. When they exited their vehicle, the youth took off and ran into his home. With officers in hot pursuit, they saw him throw the gun under the family Christmas tree and flee into his bedroom. The gun was fully loaded and ready to fire. The kid already had a few arrests in his background and was probably acting as security for a local drug dealer.

The defense attorney pleaded the case down to an unloaded weapon, which carries a lower charge, and I sat there as the judge said,"Before I pass judgment, does counsel have any mitigating circumstances?"

The defense attorey said,"Your honor, my client has been accepted into the engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I would ask the court for leniency based on the fact that this young man is going to an ivy league school."

The judge then raised his hands into the air and intoned solemnly,"Young man, I cannot let your educational future be jeopardized by a guilty conviction. 12 months supervision." And the gavel fell.

Where is the humanity and justice in decisions like these? Does the rule of law truly warrant so little consideration? Does this serve the citizenry? Can communities rest easy at night knowing that the worst people in the city are out running around free based on a liberal judge's whim and fantasy? Don't the citizens of this city and county have a reasonable expectation of due diligence from their judges, ASAs and states attorneys???

While not all judges are such incompetent dolts with a brick of guilt on their shoulder, 75% of them are.

That brings me to the culmination of this long post. Your intrepid reporter has acquired some information on some of the judges in the Cook County court. This time it is from the Traffic Section of the First Municipal District. When our officers arrest someone on for driving while intoxicated, or for a drug charge, then they'll go through the social services section of the Cook County court. It is the case worker's job to interview the subject and follow his rehabilitation. Any deviations of the subject's behavior are reported to the judge and added to the subjects' court folder.

As police officers, sometimes you wonder what happened to a case that you initiated. Well some of your offenders wind up getting NOTHING done about their habitual drug use from the judges in the court section. Worst yet, there used to be a court reporter in these sessions, but they were yanked out 2 years ago. The next to go were the microphones that recorded the audio portion of the proceedings. Now, the only evidence of what's going on in these Violation Hearings is what's written on the manila folders, and of those who sit in the hearings.

My investigation has revealed that that all but two of these judges are terrible: they routinely pass offender's violations off to the next judge - refusing to take action against the offenders.

Judge Rating Remarks
Gomolinski 5 Sometimes enforces court sentencing.

Collins-Dole 2 Almost never enforces court sentences - lenient with violators.

Ryan, Krystyna 1 Very liberal, panders to offenders.

Malone 7 Decent.

Scully, George 8 Good judge, fair and strict with offenders

O'Hara, James 3 Bad, rarely enforces court orders. Panders - lenient.

Bender 3 Bad, rarely enforces court orders. Panders - lenient.

Burke, Kathleen 8 Good but puts too much emphasis AA and recovery.

Flannigan 7 Decent.

Wolfson 7 Decent.

Kull 1 Terrible - routinely passes on enforcing orders.

The rating is out of 10 - ten being a top notch judge who enforces court orders on offenders. 1 means that the judge won't enforce the terms of the violator's sentencing.

As an example of what's going on here....

An offender named Derrick Flex was found to have violated his probation 9 times - that means he tested positive for drugs 9 times. He was arrested for DUI and is a habitual marijuana user. Part of the judge's original sentencing was that Flex would be put back in jail if he violated the terms of his sentence. To date that order has been violated 9 times but Flex has not seen one day in jail.

Offender David Fuller won't go to treatment - in violation of the original court ordered pronouncement almost 4 years ago. He is more than 2 years past the terms of the court order. He keeps getting judges who won't enforce the original court order, so he keeps wasting the time and efforts of the court and their staff. Judge Rivkin-Carothers had his hands in this case as well and is part of the problem.

People need to know that these judges are not doing what they were elected to do. Who do we turn to to get help on this? Hopefully the media in Chicago will step up and do a thorough investigation as to what's happening in the court section.

We deserve better, and I should move to a different city.

02 October 2009

Lincolnshire Officer Needs Our Help

One of our own needs help.

8-year old Brian, the son of Lincolnshire Police Officer Tom Branick, was shot and critically wounded in a tragic accident that continues to reverberate throughout the law enforcement community.

I can only imagine what Tom and his wife are going through right now.

The little guy can now smile and speak but medical costs for Brian's rehabilitation will be tremendous. There is a donation page set up to help with the Branick's medical expenses.

The website is here.

Please consider donating something to the family.

God bless and Get well soon, Brian!

01 October 2009

Hollywood Needs its Idiots Back

The overpaid, Leftist trolls who work in Hollywood and get paid to pretend to be someone or something else, are up to their old tricks. Their Leftist Masters in Big Government tapped them to be the Acolytes send to "spread the word" about ObamaCare. Get your barf-bag ready:

And, here's the absolutely hysterical rebuttal from HotAir. Why listen to experts in the field of medicine, health care and economics? Let's all listen to some folks whose only expertise is in reading scripts and "acting".

Celebrities won't feel the burden and pain of a single payer, government run system. They've got plenty of money to do whatever they want. It is sickening that they get their accolades from us when we go see their trivial movies, and we put our hard-earned cash into their pockets. And for what? So they can run around acting like they know what they're talking about? They live and work in fantasy-land ... they want us all to do the same.

Make a list and boycott each and everyone of these idiots' movies and TV shows.

As Laura Ingraham said to The Dixie Chicks when they stepped out of their scope of talent (ie. politics) - Shut up and Sing! .... So I'd say to these B-list actors: Shut up and Act. Leave politics to those of us who actually read something other than Vanity and the NYTimes.