Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

Hometown Proud

Rockford, Illinois was the second-largest city in the state for a long time. Now Springfield has taken its place. Forbes Magazine has named Rockford the worst or second-worst place to live in America numerous times.

We have great schools and the cost of living is pretty cheap compared to the Chicago area, less than an hour away. We have the Chicago Blackhawks AHL affiliate, the Rockford Ice Hogs, and have been host to a CBA team and several class A baseball teams.

I grew up here, I’ll die here. We lived far enough outside of city limits that we could enjoy what the city had to offer and still retreat to our acreage and the quietude.

We had 5 movie theaters downtown. I remember getting a bus token from granny and going to wait for the bus to take me downtown where the action was. I was 12 when I made my first solo journey. My grandparents didn’t even get arrested for child abuse.

We have lovely parks and golf courses, and until insurance and costs shut it down, a festival every Labor Day weekend called On The Waterfront, where the entire downtown straddling the Rock River drew thousands for the food, music ranging from jazz to country to old rock and roll, like Mitch Ryder and Gary Puckett (minus the Union Gap). It finished with an awesome fireworks display over the water. There were carnival rides and food from dozens of restaurants.

This is the national landmark, Coronado Theater. They don’t show movies here anymore, but they do have concerts and other entertainment. Until the Metro Center was built, this is where high school classes had their commencements. You would have to see it to appreciate what a magnificent structure it is.

A movie cost 50 cents and a soda and popcorn was about $1.50. The movies played on a loop, so if you came in late you could stay and watch the cartoons, previews and beginning again if you wanted. The seats were velvet and the carpet was plush.

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Prince Castle was a franchise based in Dixon, Ill., Reagan’s hometown. My cousins lived 1 block from the one here in town. They used square scoops for dispense ice cream and had the best grilled burgers in town.
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The Robin Drive-In was one of several in town. It was nearest to our place, so it’s where we went with granny, mom, and sometimes mom and a boyfriend. We dressed in our pajamas because they had a playground in front of the screen where we played until it was dark enough to start the show. (It was also when I got my first taste of feminine pulchritude, but that’s another story.)
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BEYER STADIUM WAS HOME TO THE ROCKFORD PEACHES FROM 1942-1954. NOBODY KNEW MUCH ABOUT THEM UNTIL THE MOVIE CAME OUT.
UNTIL THEY BUILT TWO STADIUMS, THE CITY HIGH SCHOOLS PLAYED THEIR FOOTBALL GAMES THERE. NOW ALL THAT’S LEFT IS THE BRICK ARCH AND TURNSTILE. THEY BUILT A GRADE SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUND WHERE IT ONCE STOOD.
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DER RATHSKELLER IS AN AUTHENTIC GERMAN RESTAURANT THAT’S BEEN ON AUBURN STREET SINCE 1937.
MY FAVORITE IS THE SAUSAGE SAMPLER, WHICH IS SERVED FAMILY-STYLE WITH SAUERKRAUT AND LYONNAISE POTATOES.
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THERE WAS A BIG ROLLER RINK DOWNTOWN I REMEMBER GOING TO MANY TIMES. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS IT WAS ALWAYS CROWDED. IT WAS TORN DOWN TO BUILD A USED CAR LOT.
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ANGER’S JEWELERS WAS ON WEST STATE STREET SINCE IN 1920’S. THEY FINALLY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS IN THE 1990’S.
I THINK THE LANDMARK CLOCK IS NOW PART OF THE CLOCK MUSEUM AT THE CLOCKTOWER INN, AT THE ENTRANCE TO INTERSTATE 90.
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The city now has more than its share of robberies and murders. A lot of it has migrated from Chicago. Obama is trying to shove more low-income housing down our throats in the name of “diversity.” Most of the south and west side, once home to old Italian and Polish families, is now minority-infested. That’s why I’ve lived in Loves Park across the river for much of the last 20 years.

Things change, usually not for the better. I’m so blessed to have enjoyed an amazing life. No complaints.

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Thursday Grab Bag

The landlord is replacing the kitchen floor today. The only exit from our apartment is through the kitchen, so I have a cooler with some food and drink. I can’t leave the mancave, so here we are. It seems that a few more people are commenting if all the links aren’t buried in the reply section. I try to keep posts topical, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
We have been nominated for another Paul Revere award this year, but the competition is as stiff as my joints after sitting here for hours. Time will tell.

Michelle Obama, daughters to visit Liberia, Morocco, Spain

SHE MAY FEEL ANGUISHED LIVING IN “A HOUSE BUILT BY SLAVES,” BUT GETTING FREE TRIPS AROUND THE WORLD HELPS TO EASE THE PAIN

Michelle Obama will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain with her teen daughters Malia and Sasha at the end of June to promote education for girls, one of her signature issues as the first lady of the United States, the White House said on Wednesday.
SHE’S GOING TO GIVE A COUPLE PHONY SPEECHES SO WE GET TO PAY FOR EVERYTHING

House Oversight Committee votes to censure IRS Commissioner

EVERY TIME I SEE THIS TURD I GET THE URGE TO PUNCH HIM IN THE THROAT. HE’S JUST SO REPULSIVE.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to approve a resolution designed to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. The Committee announced the vote and the reasons behind it in a press release:

The Resolution expresses the sense of the House that Mr. Koskinen engaged in a pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and confidence placed in him as an Officer of the United States, urges Mr. Koskinen’s resignation or removal, and requires forfeiture of his government pension and any other federal benefits for which he is eligible.

Chairman Jason Chaffetz tells The Hill that this is the first step toward impeachment, but this sense of the House vote does not require any follow up from the Senate:

THE SENATE WILL DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. YOU KNOW IT, I KNOW IT.
REMEMBER WHEN PRESIDENT BEN T. PENIS GOT CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN? HIS BUDDIES IN THE SENATE WERE SCREAMING FOR A “CENSURE” WHERE HE WOULD STAND IN THE WELL OF THE SENATE AND BE SCOLDED FOR BEING A SEXUAL PREDATOR. TROUBLE IS,WHEN YOU HAVE NO CONSCIENCE, NO MORALS, AND NO SENSE OF SHAME, NOTHING ANYBODY SAYS WILL BOTHER YOU. IT’S LIKE WHEN A SPOILED BRAT BREAKS AN EXPENSIVE PIECE OF ART AND GETS SCOLDED, BUT NO REAL PAIN.

The measure passed on a party line vote. The committee’s press release directed readers to this video providing a timeline of the IRS targeting scandal:

SPEAKING OF REPULSIVE:
Chuck Todd Grills Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Getting Replaced As DNC Chairwoman

She tries to change the subject to Donald Trump, Chuck Todd calls her out on it.

The Nations Clinton Bashes for Terrorism Funding Gave UP TO $40 MILLION to Clinton Foundation

Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton harshly criticized three countries for directly funding terrorists who are actively seeking to attack the United States and Western Europe. The governments of this trio of nations have contributed between $16 million and $40 million to the Clinton Foundation.
ALL SHE’S INTERESTED IN IS THE MONEY. THE REST IS JUST DETAILS.

Saudi Prince LASHES OUT at Trump, Tells Him to Withdraw from Race – Donates Millions to Hillary
In December Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US until the government could alleviate security concerns.

Prince Alwaleed called Donald Trump a “disgrace” for his popular plan.
Trump was right.
Saudi Arabia has banned Syrian immigrants from its country due to security concerns.

** It should be noted that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a top Clinton Foundation donor.
Saudi Arabia has been a particularly generous benefactor to the Clinton Foundation, giving at least $10 million since 2001, according to foundation disclosures. At least $1 million more was donated by Friends of Saudi Arabia, co-founded by a Saudi Prince.

WITH BEN T. PENIS, IT ISN’T ALL ABOUT THE MONEY…. WITH HER, IT IS.

Bill Clinton’s Ex-Lover Describes Meeting Hillary: ‘Lumpy, Thick Calves, Hairy Toes’

“Nothing about them has changed in the past forty-plus years, except that they have deluded more and more people.”

A recently released memoir from one of Bill Clinton’s ex-lovers from Arkansas eviscerates Hillary Clinton and reveals how the political power couple haven’t changed their “lying, cheating, manipulative, ruthlessly aggressive” ways in over 40 years.

Dolly Kyle has written Hillary, the Other Woman which is described by Daily Mail as a “bombshell book” that speaks to her love affair with Bill that started after high school and ended when the Clintons moved into the White House. Kyle said she was very “codependent” on “Billy [the] sex addict,” whom she said often lamented the fact that Wilt Chamberlain had slept with ten times (20,000) as many women as he.

Hillary’s role of providing financial security for Billy was part of her motivation for the series of financial crimes (yes, crimes) that she committed over the decades.
Hillary is not a leader. She is a coattail-clutcher who has a litany of jobs with no accomplishments.

In her speeches and on her website, without giving any evidence of what she has done, Hillary states that she has been fighting for women for over forty years. She is confused again. She has been attacking women for over forty years.

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The Newest Media Darling

Note to Bluebird and Grunt:

I think Costco is having a sale on industrial strength eye bleach and brain bleach in 55 gallon drums. If I have to keep this stuff up until somebody finds out about Chrissy, it’s a pretty safe bet you’re going to need it.

Grunt, as far as beer, I don’t know what to tell you. You’re on your own.

A Muslim cleric joins Greta to talk about Hillary’s ‘menses’ & beheading journalists

This clown calls himself Imam Abu Taubah. His homeboys just call him Markus Robinson. He figured rightly if he drew enough attention to himself he could get on TV.

He was on Greta, spouting some pretty off-the-wall-garbage.

American Imam Abu Taubah questioned whether presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was fit to be commander-in-chief of the United States because of her menstrual cycle

“As a Muslim, I object to Hillary Clinton,” the imam said. “I don’t believe a woman should be the president of a nation… What if she’s on her menses and it’s time to go to war? She’s gonna press the button ‘cause she’s angry?”

EDITORS NOTE: SHE’S LIKELY POST-MENOPAUSAL, BUT I BET SHE STILL HAS A BIG PAIR OF JUEVOS HANGING FROM HER CROTCH. EEWWW…I MENTIONED HILLARY AND CROTCH IN THE SAME SENTENCE. MY BAD.

And this came after Taubah CONDONED stoning women for adultery, which he compared to “getting the electric chair.”

At one point, host Greta Van Susteren mentioned the beheading of American journalist James Foley and Taubah responded with another jaw dropping statement.

“I believe some journalists need to be beheaded,” he said. “But I wouldn’t have done that.”


ANYBODY TAKING BETS THIS CHUMP HAS AN EXTENSIVE CRIMINAL RECORD?

MORE EXAMPLES TO PROVE IF YOU’RE A PHONY “VICTIM” YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING

Mizzou Race Activist Goes Off On White People Who Showed Up To Orlando Vigil


On Monday, the University of Missouri held an on-campus vigil for the Orlando terrorist attacks. The tragedy touched everyone across America. In an effort to show support, the vigil at Mizzou was supposed to be a peaceful time, where everyone came together as a community.

Instead, a Mizzou race activist had to make it about race.

Just when you think Mizzou has fallen to the bottom of the barrel, they go out and do something like this. This chick just stomped all over what supposed to be a nice tribute to the 49 victims and their families who lost their loved ones. Instead, you had to make it about yourself. And the people who are cheering are just as bad as this self-centered girl.

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO RESIST THE URGE TO POUND THE SHIT OUT OF SOMEBODY….BECAUSE WE’RE CIVILIZED

Confederate Flag Removed In PA Capitol, After Its “Theft” From Historical Display 

I’M A BLACK POLITICIAN…I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT

The collection of handmade replica flags spans the age of early exploration – starting with a flag believed to have flown on Viking quadroons – through colonization and expansion to the present day.

And yes, there is a chapter devoted to the Civil War era, including the flag of the Confederate States of America – then and still one of the most controversial political symbols in our heritage.
The flag was in its place at least as late as 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

But Wednesday morning, shortly before a press event to draw attention to the display, its curator, Debra Markle, found a gap in the display. The Confederate flag and its accompanying placard was missing.
Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, a Philadelphia Democrat and the current chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, told PennLive Wednesday morning that she took the flag down Tuesday night.

Brown, who said she was offended by the flag’s presence in the Pennsylvania Capitol, said she turned it in to unnamed House officials. She is expected to address the issue further at a press conference today.

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