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Lightfoot to Wal-Mart: Please Stay so we can do it to you all Over Again in November

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for this call. – Chicago’s radical Mayor Lori Lightweight, er, Lightfoot refused to allow her police department to effectively put down the mass riots that have taken place in her city over the past 11 days. She also refused to activate the National Guard to provide assistance to the police department before the rioting had done hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and resulted in multiple deaths, over and above the 50-60 murders that take place in her city every month.

Lightfoot and her city council are, to put it simply, active enemies of the people in Chicago, and as such, they are active enemies of the businesses who serve those people. They are radical leftists who care nothing about people’s lives and livelihoods, and everything about obtaining and wielding political power for their own personal gain. That is who and what they are.

So it was that she had a pretty tough story to tell when she held a conference call on Friday with leaders of Wal-Mart and other big retailers whose stores she personally allowed to be looted, vandalized and destroyed in the days since the death of George Floyd. The worthless, subversive Mayor admitted that she “pleaded” with these business leaders not to abandon Chicago. One can only wonder what her messages of assurance might have been, especially to Wal-Mart, which reportedly lost 7 stores to Lightfoot’s own mismanagement.

After the past 11 days, there of course can be no rational business case to be made for Wal-Mart or any other business with the means to get out to remain in Chicago, given that the city’s government has obviously abandoned all pretense of doing anything real to provide civic security. But of course, most of those businesses will reopen, no doubt based on false assurances from Lightfoot, only to see it happen all over again in November after President Donald Trump wins his re-election.

Because that’s coming, and it’s coming in a very big way.

Back in 2018, as the Democrat Party was actively fomenting and staging “abolish ICE” riots in Los Angeles and other Democrat-controlled cities, I wrote about America’s new reality, which is the fact that one of our two major political parties now sees rioting, looting and burning cities as just another tool of politics. Of course, that Party has trended in that direction since the 1960’s, but in modern times its leaders have become quite open and frank about it.

Think about it: Over the past week we have seen the spectacle of Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi participating in the violent demonstrations in front of the White House in which more than 60 Secret Service agents have been injured. We have had the abject refusal by Democrat mayors all over the country to allow their police departments to protect the citizenry and quell the riots. We have seen the mayor of Washington, DC endorse the riots by painting “Black Lives Matter” – the name of one of the domestic terrorist groups who have fomented and conducted the riots – on a two block stretch of 17th Street near the White House.

Even more telling is what we have not heard from Democrat leaders. We have not heard a single one of them condemn the rioting. We have not heard a single one of them disavow their support for Antifa and Black Lives Matter. We have not heard a single one of them say a word about the tragic deaths of a dozen or more black lives, including retired Police Captain David Dorn in St. Louis, as a result of these riots.

Any astute business leader at Wal-Mart or any of the other major retailers who saw their shops destroyed by these Democrat-sponsored riots would summarily reject any appeal from Lightfoot to stick around and go through it all again in a few months. But they will all no doubt accede to her pleas, due mainly to political pressure, even as their insurance and paid security costs skyrocket, and the flight out of the city by most sane people dramatically reduces their customer base in the months and years to come.

Because Democrats destroy everything they touch, and if you’re doing business in Chicago, they’re touching you in a very big way.

That is all.

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Fascism: The Fascist State of Chicago has Arrived

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Warning, Citizens: Your all-powerful Mayor, the heavy-handed and exalted by self-decree Lori Lightfoot, has now decreed that having a dinner party or family gathering is officially a “crime” in Chicago. You will comply or you will go jail. Period.

You don’t have to believe me, Citizens. Here is Mayor Lightfoot warning you directly, complete with subtitles:

So, be good Citizens, comrades, and obey the edicts of your Fascist State of Chicago.

Remember, Citizens, these other actions also now constitute decreed “crimes” in the Fascist State of Chicago:

– Walking your dog in a public park;

– Walking in a public park;

– Complaining about Mayor Lightfoot in a public park or the privacy of your home;

– Walking outside unless you are in transit to a state-approved location;

– Moving in public without wearing a mask;

– Visiting sick relatives;

– Being a close-talker;

– Being a close-stander;

– Fondling multiple cabbages or cucumbers before purchasing;

– Going to work unless yours is a state-approved job;

– Running a business unless yours is a state-approved business;

– Any other action that constitutes normal human behavior of which Mayor Lightfoot personally disapproves, like being a Republican or watching Fox News.

Be good Citizens, comrades, and obey Mayor Lightfoot’s orders, or we will take you to jail. Period.

In other official Fascist State of Chicago News: Mayor Lightfoot has decreed that all Citizens between the ages of 13 to 25 must register for the Fascist State Militia and undergo thought reform and goose-stepping training. We are coordinating our thought reform messaging with the Democratic National Committee and Rachel Maddow.

The first approved goose-stepping class for registered Militia will take place Monday at Wrigley Field. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be the special guest trainer for the week. Be sure to bring your autograph books. SPECIAL NOTE: Requesting autographs from Mayor de Blasio and Mayor Lightfoot will be REQUIRED.

Fear not, Citizens: Social distancing edicts will be observed during the training.

Warning: You must purchase your jackboots in advance of training. Official Fascist State of Chicago jackboots can be found at all state-approved grocery stores on what used to be the toilet paper aisles.

This concludes your official Fascist State of Chicago update for today. Be sure to tune into CNN for all the state-approved messaging on other topics of interest.

That is all, Citizens.

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Chicago is a War Zone – No News There

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Note to CBS:  When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well.  No one believed him.

Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense.  They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member of the Santa Barbara city council (thus obviously a Democrat) who got caught with his rhetorical pants down a couple of weeks ago.  Go read it – you’ll be glad you did.

If Chicago had a Republican mayor, CNN would move its entire operation there and report on nothing but all the killing going on. – As it is, with Democrat thug Rahm Emanuel firmly ensconced in the Mayor’s office, and the brain-dead voters of Chicago too dimwitted to vote him out, CNN can barely be bothered to even notice the fact that no fewer than 63 shootings took place in the Windy City over this past weekend.  Thus far, at least 10 of the victims are dead.  And nobody – literally nobody – in our fake national news media cares.  Doesn’t fit the approved narrative, after all.

As if to emphasize the utter cluelessness and ineffectiveness of the city’s leadership, Superintendent Eddie Johnson attempted to deflect all the blame onto inanimate objects, because of course he did:

“I think some of our more challenging, communities, it’s just imperative that police and the community work together to reduce this gun violence.  We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago.”

Mind you, Chicago – like the other Democrat-led, extreme high crime cities in our country – has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.  The standard answer for any Democrat politician when faced with the abject failure of the policies he or she has favored is of course to simply double-down on more failure.  So, don’t look at the gangs behind the curtain who commit all the violence, or the Democrat welfare state-created culture of broken families and dependency that made the gangs possible in the first place, look at this shiny object over here that you can’t even legally purchase in this city.  That’s the problem.

Don’t kid yourselves otherwise:  These politicians don’t really want to solve the problem, because so many of them are in fact on the take from the gangs committing almost all the killings.  Chicago today is little different from the Chicago of the Prohibition era, with crime gangs having been allowed by ineffective policing to become an ingrained part of the local culture and ultimately owning so much of City Hall that they effectively become a major part of the city’s government.

The Chicago “swamp” is no different than the Swamp in Washington, DC:  You have this embeded, incestuous culture of corruption that ensnares almost everyone that comes into contact with it and becomes a self-sustaining entity.

As I type this piece, there’s a Democrat state representative from Illinois named La Shawn Ford on my television, telling Fox News that Chicago is in a state of emergency, and urging President Trump to send in the National Guard to police some of the neighborhoods in the city.  So at least one Democrat politician in Chicago actually gives a damn, which is nice to know.

But Mr. Ford is fighting a losing battle there, since Mayor Emanuel has declared his city to be a “Trump-free zone,” and will no doubt vehemently oppose accepting any help from the federal government that he can’t control.  Because for corrupt politicians, control is everything.  Just like the corrupt Chicago politicians of the 1920s, you can’t have the feds coming into your city and giving orders.  You can’t just accept federal help because that help would inevitably lead to scrutiny from investigators and auditors and hey, it was the auditors, not Elliott Ness and his Untouchables, who finally managed to put Al Capone in the federal pen.

As of today, August 8, there have been 1,700 shootings in the City of Chicago in 2018.  1,700 Americans wounded or killed, most by the gangs who have become a de facto part of the corrupt city government.

Yes, the city’s in a state of emergency.  Yes, the residents of these poverty-ridden neighborhoods where almost all of the shootings take place desperately need the help of the national government since their local government cares so little about them.

But it will be a cold day in hell before Chicago’s elected leaders allow that to happen.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.  With literally zero pressure from the national news media, they have no incentive at all to change.

Just another day in Democrats are destroying Chicago and nobody cares America.

That is all.

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Illinois Is Going Broke, But The ESG Movement Is Here To ‘Help’

Don’t look now, but the so-called ESG movement is now coming to Chicago.  As if the Windy City and State of Illinois didn’t already have enough problems to deal with, the Wall Street Journal reports that Chicago’s Treasurer, Kurt Simmons, who manages the city’s various pension funds, is now “seeking permission from the city council to use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors to inform investment decisions.”

As I pointed out in early January, this approach to investing based on social issues rather than return on capital has worked so well in California and New York that it has played a significant role in pushing state and local retirement systems in those states to massive deficit situations.  As the Chicago Tribune recently reported,  Illinois’ “unfunded pension liability is growing faster than taxpayers’ ability to keep up. With about a quarter of general fund revenues going to the pension system, other priorities get crowded out.”

The current situation with unfunded pension liabilities has the Illinois legislature searching for increasingly radical solutions, such as forcing local communities to start sharing in the funding of teacher’ pensions.  Indeed, the state’s predicament is so dire that it has some speculating that Illinois could become the first state to actually declare bankruptcy.

Into this breach steps the ESG movement, with its demands that pension fund managers de-emphasize anticipated rates of return as their main investment priority, and instead begin making investment decisions based on an array of social issues that the ESG movement prefers.  Where Chicago’s public pension funds are concerned, doing this would create an entire new level of risk, as the funds have traditionally been conservatively invested in highly-rated government and corporate bonds.

For those who are unaware, the ESG movement is basically the second generation of what began as the “Divestment” movement.  That movement, pushed for the last decade by radical environmental activists like Bill McKibben, sought to convince cities, states, universities and pension fund managers to overtly divest any investments in fossil fuels stocks or other entities that the activists found to be objectionable.  That movement has suffered a long string of failures over the years, in places like VermontSan FranciscoSeattle, and The University of Colorado, as responsible fund managers chose to continue basing investment decisions on returns on capital rather than engaging in virtue signaling exercises.

 

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Democrats Don’t Need the Mob Anymore: Democrats ARE the Mob

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – New jobless claims fell by another 10,000 last week, as the economy approaches full employment.  New claims totaled 210,000 according to the Labor Department, the lowest level recorded in the U.S. since 1969.  This #Winning never, never, never, ever gets old.

Democrats in action. – Meanwhile, the social justice warriors at Kennesaw Mountain College in Georgia have banned the use of pretty much all the pronouns in the Webster’s Dictionary.  To replace them, the College introduced seven different lists of “gender-neutral” pronouns that students must use when addressing others.  The problem is, it is up to each individual to choose which of the 7 pronoun categories he or she…oops, there is no he or she anymore at KMC…’Ze’ or ‘Ve’ prefers.

The guide further hilariously notes that students “may change their pronouns without changing their name, appearance, or gender identity,” and suggests that preferred pronouns be re-confirmed regularly during “check-ins at meetings or in class.”  Folks, I was in an astronomy class at The University of Texas that had 120 students in it.  A pronoun “check-in” at the start of class would have consumed half of the class time.

“It can be tough to remember pronouns at first,” the guide helpfully points out.  True, but it’s probably easier than wasting time learning stuff like algebra, history and actual English.

More Democrats in action. – In Chicago, Democrat efforts to steal even more elections via mass voter fraud took another step forward with the issuance of what the sanctuary city’s leaders call the “CityID” card.  Matt Dietrich, spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections, said that the card “would be a legal form of ID for the board of elections to accept” when any resident attempts to register to vote.

But hey, don’t worry, Dietrich went on, “When you go to register to vote, you do check a box that attests to your citizenship.”  He also assured everyone that the same city officials who are currently actively violating  federal immigration law by enforcing the city’s “sanctuary” status will be policing the situation to make sure that people who knowingly entered the U.S. in violation of  our country’s immigration law don’t lie.  In 1960, John F. Kennedy needed Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob to steal Illinois.  Today, the Democrat Party is the mob, so no help necessary.

Still More Democrats in action. – Retiring Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, speaking at a meeting of the American Enterprise Institute, called the supporters of the Obamacare legislation in 2009-10 “the stupidest, dumbass people I’ve ever met.”  Well, yes.  They’re all Democrats.  Great to see the Senator finally getting to air his unfiltered thoughts during his waning days in office.

Speaking of Democrats in action, White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the assembled fake news reporters on Thursday that the Justice Department is conducting a review of the actions by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff, who warned illegal immigrants in her city last Friday to head for the hills because ICE was about to conduct a roundup operation in the area.  This was clearly obstruction of justice, but Mayor Schaff, concerned about the prospect of spending time in the federal pokey, now claims she wasn’t advising anyone to take evasive action, oh no.  She just wanted them all to spend time studying and learning their rights while they sat meekly in their living rooms awaiting the arrival of ICE agents.  It’s an obvious lie – and if she says it to FBI agents, that’s also supposed to be a crime – but that’s what Democrats do.  It’s all they got.

As we all know, Hollywood is pretty much 100% infested with Democrats who just love to give themselves awards for all the award-worthy work they do in making the films they turn out, which, with very rare exceptions, range from horrifically awful to merely mediocre.  The biggest of the 3 dozen or so awards ceremonies, the Oscars, takes place this Sunday, and attendees always find a nice big gift bag sitting on their seat when they arrive.

In tribute to the fact that Hollywood has over the last 5 months been starkly revealed to be a seething cesspit of sexual abuse and depravity, Yahoo News reports that this year’s gift bags will contain ” a key-ring sized pepper spray, a gel pepper spray, two personal body alarms and a kit to test whether your drink has been drugged.”  If news reports are accurate, every woman and boy under the age of 18 will need to use every one of those items to protect them from registered Democrats before the night is over.

Just another day in Democrats are the mob America.

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