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Dec 29 2023

Brandon Johnson Escalates Looting in Chicago

Elections have consequence. An inevitable consequence of electing a supporter of Black Lives Matter looters is more looting — this time not just enabled by the government, but committed by it. From Chicago:

Mayor Brandon Johnson believes reparations for descendants of slaves will help improve his city’s rising crime rate. …

Johnson’s 2024 budget includes $100 million for violence prevention, but also $500,000 to form a Commission on Restoration and Reparations.

If it costs $500,000 just to form a commission, wait until they start passing out other people’s money based on race.

“Violence prevention” means useless gestures, probably largely consisting of public service announcements to the effect that violence is bad. As a BLM supporter who openly sides with criminals against law enforcement, Johnson ran on a platform of defunding the police.

Chicago has well and truly succumbed to the Democrat Death Spiral. Residents are advised to get out while it is still possible to sell their property.

Johnson on Wednesday claimed reparations would also help reduce violent crime, though he was yet to directly explain how.

Free money is not going to reverse the collapse of civilization in diverse hellholes like Chicago. On the contrary, that’s what caused it. The welfare state provided both the mentality and the manpower to fill the streets and now City Hall with mobs of looters.

On tips from Ed McAninch, WDS 2.0, Dr. Kufi Tutite, and ABC of the ANC.

Nov 29 2023

Brandon Johnson Blames Right-Wing Extremists

Why is it that cities run by leftist Democrats elected based on their pigmentation are dysfunctional hellholes unfit for human inhabitation? Chicago’s Marxist, pro-criminal Mayor Brandon Johnson reveals the awful truth. Right-wing extremists are to blame for the collapse of “Democratically ran cities that are led by people of color”:

Johnson was announcing new support for migrants when he went on a tirade blaming the right for the crisis after being asked if he would support a limit on the number of migrants being sent to Chicago from other states and cities.

Evidently the vast right-wing conspiracy previously exposed by Shrillary is destroying Johnson’s city just to be racist.

Right-wing extremists wreak evil right there in Chicago. Recall that fabulously gay Actor of Color Jussie Smollett was subjected to racial oppression in the Windy City by white supremacists proclaiming it to be “MAGA country.”

Despite the scheming of extremists, Johnson soldiers on, continuing to assert that Chicago “will always be a sanctuary city” for illegal aliens as he fundamentally transforms American’s erstwhile Second City into a cross between a Haitian shanty town and a toxic waste dump.

Brandon Johnson personifies the Democrat Death Spiral, a vortex of doom that has claimed Chicago. Residents are advised to get out.

On tips from Wiggins and ABC of the ANC.

Sep 19 2023

Brandon Johnson Wants Government Grocery Stores

After leftists like Justin Trudeau are finished deliberately destroying supermarkets in the Marxist tradition of controlling the population through the food supply, grocery stores will be run by the government. Chicago’s leftist Mayor Brandon Johnson wants to skip to that stage straight away:

Johnson said he wants to open city-owned grocery stores to serve neighborhoods that have become “food deserts” after four Walmart stores and a Whole Foods closed.

At least the government stores might get a police presence to protect them from the mobs of shoplifters who created the “food deserts.” Then again, with explicitly pro-criminal Johnson in charge, they probably won’t.

According to the Chicago Police Department, thefts are up 25% to-date year over year. Robberies are up 11%.

That’s what Chicagoans voted for. The city has entered the terminal stage of the Democrat Death Spiral and will soon resemble Detroit and Mogadishu

To get an idea of how well the government grocery stores will be stocked, visit the USSR. No wait, that collapsed. Visit Venezuela. But whatever food might be found will be produced in accordance with global warming theology, and no doubt there will be special discounts for “marginalized” racial and sexual groups.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble, Wiggins, and Ed McAninch.

Apr 17 2023

Brandon Johnson Sides With Rioters

Chicago did not even wait for ultramoonbat Brandon Johnson to take office before disintegrating into total anarchy. Unsurprisingly, Johnson sides with the rioters:

Chicago’s mayor-elect said the city should not demonize the teens who organized a ‘Teen Takeover’ of the Loop over the weekend, even after the event turned violent with cars burnt cars and minors shot.

Johnson bleats that “it is not constructive to demonize youth who have otherwise been starved of opportunities in their own communities.” Because being brought up on free money and then offered every advantage as members of the preferred racial group — first hired, last fired, immune from criticism — just isn’t enough.

Gunshots rang out with rounds striking two teenage boys aged 16 and 17 who were reported to be in stable condition as of Sunday. Cars were also left vandalized near East Washington Street in the Windy City, including a Tesla which is worth about $120,000.

Blowing $120,000 on an inferior mode of transportation like an electric car, presumably for ideological reasons, is pure moonbattery. A rich liberal’s Tesla destroyed by a mob of savages unleashed by liberalism has a poignant feel of poetic justice. But it is tragic to see America’s third largest city succumb to the Democrat Death Spiral and become another welfare state Mogadishu like Detroit.

Meanwhile, moonbats squeal with self-righteous rage when Walmart closes stores in this hellhole because theft and vandalism make it impossible to stay in business:

If we keep electing Brandons, before long the federal government will mandate that Walmart stores have to stay open in Chicago and give the merchandise away for free — until there isn’t any Walmart because it has gone bankrupt.

On tips from Ed McAninch, Mr. Freemarket, and Varla.

Dec 05 2021

Shop Let’s Go Brandon, Enrage a Democrat

If you can make it to North Attleborough, Massachusetts, a store there offers something for everyone on your countermoonbat Christmas list.

Via WLNE:

A “Let’s Go Brandon” gift shop has opened up in North Attleboro on Saturday December 4.

Located on North Washington Street, the store sells merchandise like hats, shirts, patches, stickers, bumpers and more.

North Attleborough is only 39 miles southwest of the moonbat metropolis of Boston. No wonder wokesters have been surlier than ever lately. It isn’t just that Thanksgiving and Christmas grate on their nerves. They can feel regular Americans rising up to challenge their dominance.

Leftists are so terrified at the way people have rallied under the clever “Let’s Go Brandon” slogan that a Democrat State Representative in Tennessee wants the phrase treated like flag burning:

If Democrats revere Joe Biden the way patriots revere Old Glory, they are sicker than I realized.

Defacing the US flag is a federal crime. To quote 18 U.S. Code § 700:

Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

At least some Democrats would literally throw you in prison for poking fun at their senile figurehead and the mendacious media establishment that helped his handlers to power.

On tips from Eddie_Valiant and THE CURRENT LIBERAL HERO.

Jul 09 2024

Richard Nixon Causes Ongoing Bloodbath in Chicago

Having succumbed to the Democratic Death Spiral, Chicago no longer celebrates America’s independence on the 4th of July. It celebrates Assassination Day.

As WLS reported Sunday:

At least 100 people have been shot, 17 fatally, in gun violence across Chicago since Wednesday evening during the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, police said.

The media explicitly refers to it as “gun” violence to help Democrats exploit the senseless bloodshed to disarm the law-abiding population in the face of chaos.

Resident Erica Pinkerton grew up with a 74-year-old woman who was shot in the leg over the weekend, probably randomly by the thugs who own the streets under single-party Democrat rule. She says of the 4th of July,

“It’s assassination day…”

In case readers don’t draw the politically correct conclusion, another resident is found who can confirm that the problem is not caused by a debased, degenerate, barely civilized population that has elected pro-criminal leftist leadership that in turn has marginalized the police. Our right of self-defense is responsible:

“They got to stop the guns. You know?” Austin [on the west side of Chicago] resident Raul Perez said.

Or maybe we should blame Richard Nixon:

The mission of Democrats is to do to the entire country what they have done to Chicago, where their rule is unchallenged.

On tips from R F, Wiggins, and seaoh.

Jun 07 2024

Chicago Alderwomen Cure Crime and Denounce USA

Unless there is a dramatic reversal, Democrats will continue to demographically transform the USA until every corner of it catches up with major cities. Then will come unremitting rule by leftists like Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth of Puerto Rico, who like Alexander the Great slicing through the Gordian Knot has solved Chicago’s spiraling crime crisis with a single stroke:

In a North Side ward where four people have been shot in the past week, and robberies and sex crimes are at their highest level in over a decade, the local alderman announced on Wednesday that she would no longer post crime alerts on social media or send crime alerts to her constituent email list.

Why?

Something about racism and her belief that “over-reporting of crime leads to an inaccurate public perception about crime rates.”

From our rulers’ viewpoint, crime itself is not a problem; only public perception of crime affects their grip on power.

No doubt the media will get on board once it is made clear that to report crime is racist. Then all alderkooks have to do is shut down HeyJackass so that no one finds out what is happening around them.

Let’s see who else we have running Chicago, besides the rabid moonbat Brandon Johnson. Here’s someone who made national news not long ago:

Rossana Rodriguez is an alderwoman on Chicago’s city council who supports defunding the police and caucuses with the Democratic Socialists. The alderwoman, who explicitly calls for “critical race theory” to be taught to children, is also involved in the council’s Education and Child Development committee. …

According to the councilmember, America is “a garbage society” and “a White supremacist society and system” that “favors White people.”

Hating the core population and hating the police responsible for protecting law-abiding citizens are two sides of the same coin. To quote Ms. Rodriguez:

“[P]olicing and the entire criminal injustice system are themselves essential to maintaining white power and control. Changing the culture of policing would require getting rid of the soil in which it grows. Changing the culture of policing necessitates eradicating white supremacy.”

Even to suggest that a police officer’s life has value is white supremacist:

In addition to decrying law enforcement, the alderwoman believes saying “Blue lives matter” is “racist.”

While Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth believes in solving crime by not reporting it, Rodriguez focuses on what liberals call “root causes”:

As for why people commit crimes, the alderwoman said it was “White supremacy.”

“White supremacy, systemic racism and exclusion are at the root of the issue of violence. If we want it to end we have to commit to dismantling white supremacist structures and fight for equity,” she said.

Chicago has well and truly succumbed to the Democrat Death Spiral. As with formerly prosperous Detroit before it, things will not go well for productive citizens who are slow to evacuate.

On tips from Ed McAninch, ABC of the ANC, and Varla.

May 06 2024

Chicago Teachers Union Displays Astonishing Greed

Where pathological greed meets radical leftism, there you will find teachers unions. In Chicago — launchpad of Barack Obama’s political career — the union has degenerated into a mob of looters:

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is negotiating a new contract with the public schools system and is understood to be calling for an extra $50 billion to pay for wage hikes as well as other demands such as fully paid abortions for its members, new migrant services and facilities and a host of LGBT-related requirements and training in schools.

To put the figure into context, the total base tax receipts for the state of Illinois last year were $50.7 billion.

Only 21% of Chicago 8th graders are proficient at reading. But no doubt they are well versed in alternative pronouns and know how to put a condom on.

Uselessness pays well where the woke are in charge:

Union President Stacy Davis Gates’ audacious plan calls for members to bank at least 9% wage increases each year through fiscal year 2028.

The average salary of a teacher in Chicago Public Schools is $93,182, according to research by the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative nonprofit think tank. Therefore, the average teacher’s pay will increase by half to $144,620 in the 2027-2028 school year, it says.

Not bad for unskilled part-time babysitters who take summers, weekends, and every conceivable holiday off.

That figure would equate to more than double the median household income in Chicago, according to Census Bureau statistics.

Yet the media bleats piteously that teachers are unpaid.

If you think the outrageous demands will be laughed off, consider that the mayor is ultraleftist Brandon Johnson:

Johnson, a former CTU legislative coordinator who was put forward by the union to run for mayor. As of June 30, 2023, CTU had funneled more than $2.6 million into Johnson’s campaign while he received more than $6 million from teachers unions altogether, according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

Chicago already spends $21,000 per year per student, producing so little benefit for the money that Davis herself sends her son to private school — though the preferredly pigmented Davis has proclaimed that school choice is racist.

Meanwhile, Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza reports on what the liberal locust swarm has been doing to the state’s finances:

Illinois is on pace to spend an additional $6.2 billion more than it receives in revenue this fiscal year alone if the state continues its current rate of spending without a budget.

She observes that “the spending is open-ended and our fiscal path is catastrophic.”

Progressives interpret this to mean they had better grab fast before Illinois collapses and there is nothing left to grab. Those in charge in Chicago are the equivalent of a Black Lives Matter mob going through a department store.

On tips from Varla, Jack D, and WDS 2.0.

Feb 23 2024

Migrant Conquerors Express Dissatisfaction

We abandon our national sovereignty for their sake and shovel our money at them by the $billions upon $billions, and all our government asks in return is that they vote Democrat. Yet some of the grasping Third-Worlders leftists have allowed to swamp the country are displeased with the arrangement:

A migrant was cited earlier this month after allegedly trespassing at O’Hare International Airport.

Upon arrival, responding officers located [Dhian] Gomez-Mendoza, who was allegedly screaming and yelling while running in and out of the terminal.

The police told him to leave, but he refused.

Gomez-Mendoza allegedly told police that he wants to go back to Venezuela and will “do whatever that takes,” even if that means “beating up a police officer or hurting a civilian.”

Gomez-Mendoza is not the only homesick migrant to wash up in Chicago:

Also itching to go back to Venezuela is 30-year-old Jhoni Montes.

Chicago police arrested him at Macy’s, 111 North State, on February 9 after store security reported that he and another man tried to shoplift three suitcases worth $1,634. …

While being charged with retail theft, he told officers “he was stealing to go back to Venezuela,” according to his arrest report.

If they actually do go back to Venezuela, Chicagoans won’t miss them:

Angry Chicago residents railed against local leaders at a city council meeting Wednesday as tensions run high over the national illegal immigrant crisis.

Some suspect that failed countries are not sending their best and brightest:

“All this asylum-seeking lie, all this about refugees — no, no, no. What’s happening is they’re emptying out the dregs of their jails into the United States and to our communities,” one Chicago resident said during public comments at Wednesday’s meeting.

“They’re junking up our country. And yeah, we feel some kind of way about it because it’s our country,” the resident said.

You know it’s bad when inhabitants of the hellhole that launched the careers of Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, and Barack Obama and that elected Brandon Johnson to be mayor complain about getting junked up.

It isn’t just the USA. Italians have submitted to eradication through demographic displacement. Yet it appears the welfare colonists to whom they have turned over the future find the accommodations lacking:

You don’t get gratitude from conquerors.

On tips from Tom in WI, Wiggins, and WDS 2.0.

Feb 15 2024

Chicago Finds ShotSpotter Has Disparate Impact

The racist concept of “disparate impact,” popularized by Obama’s wingman Eric Holder, is an effective wrecking ball for destroying American society. As it succumbs to the Democrat Death Spiral, Chicago is even using it to allow shootings to spiral further out of control by ignoring them:

See no evil, hear no evil. Voilà: the official murder rate goes down, even if the bodies pile up faster than ever.

There is no limiting principle to the moonbattery of applied Critical Race Theory. Because blacks are more likely to commit crime, any attempt to control crime is racist according to liberal doctrine. You can see why BLM moonbats like Brandon Johnson have wanted to abolish local police by defunding them.

On a tip from Lyle.

Oct 19 2023

Chicago Offers $9,000 Handouts to Illegal Aliens

By electing quintessential moonbat Brandon Johnson, Chicago set itself on a course for ruin. But until the city collapses completely, at least the illegal aliens imported to displace the native population get lots of free money:

Chicago is giving $9,000 to illegal migrants to assist with temporary housing after already paying out a staggering $ 7.2 million for staffing shelters in just one week.

There could be drawbacks to a self-proclaimed sanctuary city offering extravagant handouts in a country that effectively has no borders:

The city now faces enormous pressure, with over 11,000 migrants in shelters and 4,000 staying in police stations and the O’Hare International Airport.

No worries; the state will step in to pick up the tab:

Now, the state of Illinois is helping cover costs for temporary housing for illegal migrants to free up room in shelters, including $9,000 in housing and rental assistance for six months, Chicago deputy chief of staff Cristina Pacione-Zayas confirmed.

The city has allocated $4 million already to help migrants find temporary housing, while the state contributed a further $38 million.

The left-wing administration of Governor JB Pritzker has proclaimed Illinois “the most welcoming state in the nation” for illegal aliens.

Even a few Americans are making out quite well:

Kansas-based company Favorite Healthcare Staffing billed the city more than $7.2 million to staff migrant shelters for just four weeks…

The invoices covered 400 employees who worked between April 22 to May 19, including one nurse who was paid $20,000 for a single week of work in December. The same nurse made $16,536 for seven days of work in April.

Due to insanely extravagant public sector pensions, the entire state is lurching toward fiscal insolvency. Before long Biden’s handlers will have to put the printing presses into overdrive to bail out Illinois. You will pick up the tab for the looting spree as the value of your savings is deflated.

On tips from Barry A and ABC of the ANC.

Oct 06 2023

Empty Shelves Have Arrived

No need to wait until Marxists like Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson establish government stores. The empty shelves associated with socialism have already arrived in certain parts of the country, compliments of the crime that the liberals in control egg on and enable:

The only alternative to living like this is the rejection of moonbattery root and branch.

On a tip from Jester.

Sep 24 2023

Life in Chicago Under Liberal Rule

The openly pro-criminal Marxist Brandon Johnson is now Mayor of Chicago. This has tipped the city into Third World status. Attempting to drive down major streets can result in the sort of carjacking associated with places like Africa:

Blue State Blues News reports on Chicago’s progress toward the bottom of the Democrat Death Spiral:

Murders are up 19 percent with robberies up 30 percent in the last four years.

The city has seen an 86 percent increase in motor vehicle thefts in the last year.

The number has increased from 42,512 incidents in 2022 to 54,983 so far this year.

Democrats are imposing Chicago chaos on the entire state by eliminating cash bail with the Purge Law. Illinois residents are advised to get out of the state for their own safety as quickly as possible.

On a tip from Blackjack.

Aug 08 2023

Michelle Wu Introduces Boston to Democrat Death Spiral

One problem with putting people in positions of authority based exclusively on their status as left-wing Women of Color is that you end up having to live under the likes of Kamala “Heartbeat Away” Harris, Ketanji “I Dunno What a Woman Is” Brown Jackson, and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu:

Wu signed an executive order that prohibits city-owned buildings from being constructed or renovated in a way that allows for the use of fossil fuels.

As with her extravagant electric bus campaign, taxpayers will be saddled with the cost.

Fossil fuels are the lifeblood of modern civilization. Without them, society would collapse. Most of us would perish of starvation. Yet liberals have decreed that fossil fuels are politically incorrect.

While the new order only applies to city-owned buildings, Wu is moving forward with a plan she announced last year that would ban fossil fuels in new residential building projects throughout Boston.

Warns Greater Boston Real Estate Board CEO Greg Vasil:

[I]f Boston is not a conducive business environment for development, I am sure other nearby communities would welcome the enhancement this would mean to their property tax base.

Like Chicago, New York, and before them the slum that was once the wealthiest city in the USA, Boston has entered the Democrat Death Spiral.

Unsurprisingly,

Chicago’s far-left Mayor Brandon Johnson praised the move.

Wu’s election suggests that Boston has already passed the tipping point:

Wu is a self-professed “progressive” who campaigned on so-called “climate justice.” While delivering her victory speech in November 2021, she said that Boston was “ready to become a Green New Deal city.”

Difficult as it may be to imagine, those who follow Wu will be worse still. As productive citizens are driven out, ever more radical leftists will be elected by a population comprising an ever-rising percentage of kooks and parasites.

On tips from Franco and MrRightWingDave.

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