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  • Gun Control: Chicago Mayor Rahm "The Ballerina" Emanuel Goes After Banks That Lend To Gun Makers -- NOT GANGS

    12/03/2019 12:10:14 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | Way Back - January - 2012 | Steve
    Rahm “the ballerina” Emanuel is afraid of gangs -- can’t prosecute the minorities which make up the democrat base ... Dancing aroung the issue of gangs. A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money. Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended. The park where she was...
  • Ex-chief says he didn’t intentionally ‘deceive’ anyone

    12/03/2019 1:42:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 12 03 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Ousted Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that he didn’t “intentionally mislead or deceive” anyone about the mid-October night he was found sleeping behind the wheel of his SUV. Johnson, 59, released a statement through his attorney a day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired him for “ethical lapses,” just weeks before he was set to retire. She said an inspector general’s report, which hasn’t been released publicly, revealed he misled her and the public about the circumstances of that evening and showed “flawed decision-making.” Two Chicago newspapers published reports Monday night that seem to contradict Johnson’s public account in...
  • Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

    12/02/2019 3:47:09 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12 02 2019 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Eddie Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting that killed a black teenager, Johnson was dismissed after the mayor reviewed an inspector general’s report and video evidence related to the night in mid-October when officers discovered him unconscious in his SUV. He initially blamed his failure to take his blood pressure medication and said he had a few drinks...
  • "Crimefightin'" Kim Foxx Embraces the Victim Narrative

    11/26/2019 7:44:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    Chicago Contrarian ^ | November 23, 2019 | Florian Sohnke
    Chicago residents awoke on November 18 to the familiar noise 27 people were shot, one fatally, over the weekend, the revelation Chicago experienced a 28-hour period between November 17–19 without a shooting briefly induced high spirits among the general public. However, it did not take long for grim headlines to return; this time, the bearer of the unwelcome news was Kim Foxx, who took to Twitter November 19 to announce her bid to extend her nightmarish term as Cook County State’s Attorney beyond 2020. Foxx carries on by groaning over the burdens of the job, bellyaches at her critics, and...
  • Blue State Blues: Trump Is the Most ‘Progressive’ President Ever for Blacks, Gays, Jews

    02/22/2019 5:49:11 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Feb 20195 | Joel E. Pollack
    President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president.That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch.Yet it remains true — and was thrown into sharp relief this week, as the Jussie Smollett case turned from one of the most horrific attacks in recent memory to the worst hate crime hoax in history.There are two reasons the media, Hollywood, and the Democratic political elite believed Smollett’s claims.First, he belongs to several victim categories: black, gay,...
  • Kamala 2020 crashed, but don’t blame racism, sexism or staff

    11/23/2019 9:43:13 PM PST · by rintintin · 48 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov 23 2019 | Gil Duran
    At the start of this year, Kamala Harris’ supporters believed they would be popping champagne in 2020. Now the only question facing Harris is when to put a cork in her campaign. Should Harris drop out of the 2020 presidential race? Yes. At 55, she’s young. She can run again, but humiliating wipeouts in primary states will damage her permanently.
  • Rahm Emanuel raised taxes.. pension funds.. The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion.

    10/03/2019 7:44:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE ^ | OCT 03, 2019 | HAL DARDICK and JUAN PEREZ JR.
    Rahm Emanuel raised taxes to get city worker pension funds on a ‘path to solvency.’ The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion. ... A record-high property tax increase. A new tax on water and sewer service. A higher 911 emergency fee on telephone lines... Emanuel’s series of tax hikes was painful, but he promised the extra money was part of a plan to get the woefully underfunded city worker pension funds on a “path to solvency.”.. in the four years since .. The pension funds are actually worse off. When Emanuel pushed through the tax hikes, the city worker retirement...
  • It’s Not Over Yet: Revisiting the Jusse Smollett Alleged Hoax or Hate Crime

    09/02/2019 5:51:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    frankreport.com ^ | 8/31/2019 | Frank Miniter
    Editor’s Note: A PR firm representing actor Jussie Smollett issued a press release stating that “every iota” of the actor’s story about being attacked by Trump supporters is true despite the city of Chicago insisting otherwise. Smollett alleged he was attacked this January by two assailants donning Make America Great Again caps that targeted him because he is gay and black. “This is MAGA country!” Smollett said the men said as they poured bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck. “Every iota of information … Smollett has stated has been fully corroborated,” the PR statement said in...
  • Actor Isaiah Washington, #WalkAway supporter, slams Hollywood's closeted conservatives as 'cowards'

    08/31/2019 9:44:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 8/27/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor and producer Isaiah Washington, who famously joined the anti-Democratic Party #WalkAway movement earlier this year, said Monday that closeted conservatives in Hollywood are “cowards” for not voicing their beliefs out of fear of being blacklisted. “I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives,” wrote Mr. Washington, best known for his roles in the CW’s “The 100” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards,” he wrote. “You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood...
  • Freep this Poll: Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?

    07/06/2007 1:36:05 PM PDT · by JZelle · 23 replies · 892+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 7-2-07 | Mike Fleeman
    Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?
  • Washington Released from Rehab (You're not going to believe this one!)

    02/01/2007 8:15:54 AM PST · by Hildy · 100 replies · 2,892+ views
    Internet Movie Database ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | Hildy
    Troubled Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has been released from a rehabilitation facility after a week of counseling for his repeated use of a homophobic slur. The star, who plays Dr. Preston Burke on the hit series, is expected to return to the set today. Washington, who will continue to receive outpatient counseling, caused an altercation on the show's set in October when he used a homosexual slur to refer to cast member TR Knight. He stirred up the controversy once again during a Golden Globes press conference when he used the term again while talking about the incident.
  • ABC, Washington apologize for slur (Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Golden Globes)

    01/18/2007 6:00:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 2,955+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2007
    SUMMARY: The network rebukes Isaiah Washington for anti-gay slurs against "Grey's Anatomy" co-star T.R. Knight; Washington finally apologizes. The heated controversy at ABC's top show, "Grey's Anatomy," boiled over Thursday as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.
  • BREAKING: Special Prosecutor Appointed In Jussie Smollett Investigation

    08/23/2019 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailywire.com ^ | Ryan Saavedra August 23, 2019
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday morning to lead the investigation into the handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb to the position to investigate the way the case was handled — specifically, why the 16 criminal charges against Smollett were dropped and to potentially reinstate the charges or even add additional charges against Smollett. "Webb gained prominence for his lead role during the Operation Greylord investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County," Fox 32 reported. "He served as special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair and was...
  • Rahm Emanuel on Dems Taking Shots at Obama in Debates: ‘What Are They Doing?’

    08/02/2019 12:11:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Trent Baker
    In an interview which aired Friday on Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel questioned the strategy behind the shots taken at former President Barack Obama during the second round of Democratic presidential debates. Host Gerry Baker said he found it “a little odd” to see candidates take shots at Obama as candidates targeted former Vice President Joe Biden who he said is “the most popular Democrat in the country.”
  • RACIST Al Sharpton's Racial, Homophobic Rants

    07/29/2019 5:08:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    BreitbartGeniusLives Youtube Channel ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2012
    Al Sharpton in reality is America's biggest racist
  • Scaling Wokeback Mountain (rahm emmanuel disses AOC)

    07/15/2019 3:49:52 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 7-13-19 | Maureen Dowd
    Some Dowd whining, then: "Chakrabarti sent shock waves through the Democratic caucus when he posted a tweet about the border bill comparing moderate and Blue Dog Democrats — some of whom are black — to Southern segregationists in the ’40s. Rahm Emanuel told me Chakrabarti is “a snot-nosed punk” who has no idea about the battle scars Pelosi bears from the liberal fights she has led. “What votes did you get?” Emanuel said, rhetorically challenging A.O.C.’s chief of staff. “You should only be so lucky to learn from somebody like Nancy who has shown incredible courage and who has twice...
  • Column: Border pandering, not Kamala Harris-Joe Biden drama, will decide 2020

    06/30/2019 2:44:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | John Kass
    Are you still looking for the one searing illuminated truth from the Democratic presidential debates? That moment telling America what voting Democratic will really mean in 2020? I’ve got it. But it wasn’t Kamala Harris (rhetorically) whipping Joe Biden. That’s what Democrats would rather focus on, because it’s easier than the inadvertently revealed truth that could doom their political chances. It did offer great drama: a tired old white guy reduced to babbling and a younger, smarter black woman putting him in his place and finishing off his political career. He’s toast. Even if Biden squeezes into one of her...
  • Why Is Illinois Hemorrhaging Residents?

    06/24/2019 1:06:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    Pewtrust ^ | June 19, 2019
    CHICAGO — It’s known here as The Exodus. People are leaving Illinois in droves. Republicans blame the state’s high taxes and its unfunded pension liability, which tops $130 billion. Democrats believe it’s the state’s lack of investment in education and infrastructure. One thing is certain: Illinois’ population has declined by 157,000 residents over the past five years, making it one of only two states — West Virginia is the other — to lose people over the past decade. Illinois’ predicament is a perfect storm of declining manufacturing, stagnant immigration, declining birth rates, young people leaving for college and never coming...
  • Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches

    06/11/2019 9:24:51 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11 June 2019 | Brent Scher
    News that Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with staging a brutal attack on himself was covered on every network and in every major newspaper, but Google is hiding searches of it from its platform due to concerns of "potentially disparaging" the liberal actor. A review of Google's autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company's own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched. The top suggested searches for Smollett included Empire (a show he no longer has a role in), Mighty Ducks (a nearly...
  • Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches

    06/11/2019 5:59:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2019 10:10 am | Brent Scher
    News that Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with staging a brutal attack on himself was covered on every network and in every major newspaper, but Google is hiding searches of it from its platform due to concerns of "potentially disparaging" the liberal actor. A review of Google's autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company's own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched. The top suggested searches for Smollett included Empire (a show he no longer has a role in), Mighty Ducks (a nearly...