RANT: An unramed trio is robbed by four thugs with a gun


Chilling video shows Chicago dad robbed at gunpoint in front of home as wife, kids slept inside
By Yaron Steinbuch  —  June 1, 2023 8:09am

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A chilling video captured the moment a Chicago resident was robbed at gunpoint by a group of masked thugs in front of his home as his wife, kids and other relatives slept inside.

Victor Galena Sr. was on his way to work about 6 a.m. Friday in the Windy City’s Hermosa neighborhood when he and two companions were accosted by a group of robbers wearing black ski masks, CBS News Chicago reported.

“They started pointing a gun at my dad and [one of his companions] who was up here on those stairs,” the victim’s son Victor Galena Jr. told the news outlet.

The group had been counting the money that they planned to spend on construction tools that day when they were attacked by thugs.

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“It’s the people that you look up to that you call right away when you need someone to defend you, and if they can’t defend you, then who are you going to call if you’re defenseless by yourself?” he added.

Police said the same group of brazen thieves later committed the same crime against at least 10 other people — part of a string of robberies in which they target residents leaving for or arriving at their jobs.

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Sure glad that Chicago is “gun free”.

Wait until the vigilantes start to protect themselves.

This gang could be caught in a “honeypot”.  Early AM counting money with armed back up hidden away.

End of gang of robbers.

But then the liberal woke politicians and bureaucrats would be after their scalps.


Hard to believe that “We, The Sheeple” have ALLOWED politicians and bureaucrats to disarm us.

“God made men and women; Sam Colt made them equal.” — Unknown

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“I particularly like unlimited concealed carry. If the criminal regards the general public as sheep to be shorn, then let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock.

Guess which gay to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Pink Pistol and you’re dead!

Guess which woman to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Paxton Quigly and you’re dead!

Guess which brown person to bash? Buzz, wrong, you picked a Massad Ayoob and you’re dead!”

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GUNS: Let’s sprinkle in a few “sheepdogs” with big teeth in the flock

I still believe this is THE solution to crime in “our” cities.


RANT: No bail for second offenders, parolees, felons, or “juveniles” — especially in elderly assault


Teen arrested in random beating of man, 71, as NYPD seeks additional suspect in elderly assault

By c  — May 25, 2023 11:06am

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A 14-year-old boy was busted this week for allegedly slugging an elderly man in an unprovoked attack in Midtown, cops said. 

The teen was nabbed at his home Wednesday and charged with assault in connection to the May 6 assault on a 71-year-old man on West 55th Street near Broadway, police said. 

The boy approached the septuagenarian from behind just after 9 p.m., punched him in the face and pushed him to the ground, authorities said. 

The pint-sized assailant took off, and the senior was taken to Mount Sinai West for medical treatment, cops said. 

Days after the attack, police released a photo of the suspect, standing with one clenched fist, in hopes of tracking him down. 

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Little coward needs to be treated as an “adult”.  Sorry but Heinlein had the correct take on “juvenile delinquents”.

“I told you that ‘juvenile delinquent’ is a contradiction in terms. ‘Delinquent’ means ‘failing in duty.’ But duty is an adult virtue—indeed a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be a ‘juvenile delinquent.’ But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents—people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers 

This 14 year old is a “criminal” and should be treated as such.


GUNS: When seconds count, the police are late to the scene


 Video shows man brutally attacked by mob of cyclists in downtown LA

By Ronny Reyes 

May 21, 2023 6:21pm

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A man driving a pickup truck was pummeled by a group of young bicyclists during a broad-daylight attack in the downtown Los Angeles jewelry district.

Video footage captured the moment the victim was knocked to the ground by a group of people who stomped and kicked him ruthlessly near Hill and 6th Street on Thursday.

A witness said the fracas started when the cyclists claimed the man struck one of their bikes.

The victim, who has not been identified, covered his head as the assailants delivered brutal kicks.

A group of local jewelers quickly arrived and yelled at the group to stop.

One bystander could be seen removing his belt and whipping it around to scare off the cyclists. 

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One msn versus a number of thugs; how to even the “playing field”?

And, the police arrive after everyone has left.

If the victim had been armed, then the incident probably would have never happened.

And if the attackers were shot at, shot, wounded, or (heaven forbid) killed, then I am sure we would see the victim prosecuted and the attackers lauded as “good little children”.



RANT: A Leftist college professor demonstrates how to be “stupid”!


 NYC college professor cursed out anti-abortion students tabling at school
By Allie Griffin  —   May 22, 2023 11:39pm

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A Manhattan college (NB: not manhattan.edu) professor flipped out on a group of students who set up an information table opposing abortion inside the school building — cursing and tossing their pamphlets, video of the interaction shows.

Shellyne Rodriguez, an adjunct professor, told the pro-life students they were “triggering” her students by tabling inside Hunter College in Manhattan earlier this month.

The footage was posted to Twitter by Students for Life of America.

“You’re not educating s–t. This is f–king propaganda,” the art professor told the students tabling on May 2. “What are you going to do like anti-trans next?”

A male student behind the table calmly told her, “I mean no, we’re talking about abortion” and said he was sorry about “triggering” her students.

Rodriguez claimed their demonstration was “violent” and yelled at the male student behind the table that he wasn’t sorry “because you can’t even have a f–king baby,” the video shows.

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This is secular “higher” education.  

How can you reason when the Leftists refuse to keep the peace?

Disgraceful and un-American.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Mexican police and “justice” fail!


Roxana Ruiz, who strangled her rapist, sentenced to 6 years in prison, activists slam decision
By Snejana Farberov  — May 17, 2023 1:27pm 

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Ruiz fought back and struck him in the face, causing a nosebleed.

The man then allegedly threatened to kill her.

In the struggle that followed, Ruiz grabbed a T-shirt and used it to strangle her attacker.

In a panic, Ruiz stuffed the man’s body in a bag and dragged it out to the street, where passing police caught her red-handed.

Despite telling police she had been raped and acted in self-defense, Carrera said a forensic exam was never taken — a crucial step in prosecuting sexual violence cases.

Instead, an officer allegedly told Ruiz that she probably wanted to have sex with the man at first and then changed her mind.

“I regret what I did, but if I hadn’t done it, I would be dead today,” Ruiz said in an interview last year.

“It’s evident that the state wants to shut us up, wants us to be submissive, wants us closed up inside, wants us dead,” she added.

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Why are the police deciding not to do a “rape kit”?

If the facts as stated are correct, then this appears to be a miscarriage of justice.

Maybe she showed bad judgment but 6 years?



Women’s rights groups have repeatedly accused Mexican authorities of revictimizing survivors and failing to judge cases with a gender perspective.

GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Who do these people think they work for?


FBI refuses to give Congress informant file alleging Biden took bribes as vice president
By Steven Nelson 
May 10, 2023 3:50pm

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WASHINGTON — The FBI has refused to give Congress an informant file alleging that President Biden took bribes while he was vice president, The Post has learned — setting up a possible showdown over access to the information.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) issued a legally binding subpoena last week requiring the FBI to turn over the file by noon Wednesday, but the bureau instead replied with a six-page letter raising various objections.

“Information from confidential human sources is unverified and, by definition, incomplete,” wrote FBI acting assistant director for congressional affairs Christopher Dunham, who also argued that informant reports must also be kept private to protect sources.

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Who do these people think they work for?

Congress should IMMEDIATELY defund the FBI!

Suspend the salaries of the non-worker bees (i.e., leadership).



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Isn’t an “unfunded mandate” the same as a “takings” under the Fifth Amendment?


 NYC co-op owners, covering over 800K apartments, rebel against massive climate law costing millions
By Carl Campanile
April 30, 2023 8:05pm 

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While supporting the goal of the Climate Change law, co-ops and condo owners said they need assistance to meet the new cleaner energy standards in what they called the “largest unfunded mandate in New York City history.”

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I don’t support  — no surprise  — any type of “climate change” action until they can forecast accurately next month’s weather.  Chaos Theory seems to say that’s impossible.  And, on their way, they need to get China, India, and Pakistan to buy into this foolishness.

As an “on the ground” tactic, every such action should be opposed as a “taking” under the Fifth Amendment.



VOCABULARY: The gravestone emoji is used for zombies IRL


Getting ‘zombied’ is the new dating trend — and it’s worse than ‘ghosting’
By Brooke Steinberg 
April 26, 2023 11:41am 

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“Girl, you’re being ghosted? I’m being zombied,” she shared with her 255,900 followers on the platform.

“It’s like ghosting, but he comes back from the dead after a couple months and hits you up,” she explained in the video with 1.5 million views and 151,100 likes.

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“I saw someone say she puts gravestone emojis on their name in contacts so she knows not to deal with them anymore,” a user wrote.

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I really like this “productivity suggestion”.  

Use the 🪦 to remind yourself to ignore people, places, phone numbers, and email addresses.

I guess it’s polite to send the emoji to let folks know that they are dead to me.



DISCOURAGING: Huh, “obstruction of governmental administration”, how abput attempted murder?


New video shows suspect with 11 prior arrests hit NYPD cop with bottle in broad daylight attack
By Amanda Woods  — April 18, 2023 10:06am 

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He then charges at her and swings at another cop standing next to her before he is taken to the ground by that officer and at least one other person, the footage shows. 

Garcia, of Kingsbridge Heights, was arrested and charged with assault, obstruction of governmental administration, resisting arrest, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment, police said. 

He has 11 previous arrests, law enforcement sources said.

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Sorry, but NYC is officially out of control. 

I can somewhat see a low bail or ORO for a minor charge; second and subsequent arrests are REMAND!

Absurd to allow this lawlessness to go unpunished.


GUNS: Schools need to be hard targets; not shooting galleries


News nashville school shooting
Mother of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale shared several gun control posts on social media
By David Propper 
March 27, 2023 8:04pm Updated

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The mother of the Nashville school shooter who killed six people — including three 9-year-olds — appeared to be a gun control activist who once urged friends on Facebook to sign a petition calling for keeping firearms out of schools.

“So important!” Norma Hale wrote in a March 8, 2018, Facebook post as she shared the petition to “Keep Guns Out of School” that appeared to be from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.

The webpage’s domain to the petition did not appear to exist anymore.

In another post from Feb. 21, 2018, Hale shared another petition from Sandy Hook Promise urging lawmakers to “Make Large-Capacity Gun Magazines Illegal.”

Hale’s adult child, Audrey Hale, carried out Monday’s horrific mass shooting at the Covenant School on Monday morning. 

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Like the war on drugs, Gooferment seems to deliberately fail at its mission.

Schools should be “hard targets” like a bank.  You don’t hear about “mass shootings” at banks or pawnshops. Hell, my local jewelry store had better security than that school apparently had.  The shooter blew out the glass front doors. Most datacenter are secure by “man trap” entrances.  You don’t just waltz in unchallenged.  Schools in New Jersey require visitors to be admitted; hell, parents don’t even get in without a “pass”.

I feel sad for the parents of all involved.  It’s a cold cruel world out there populated by crazy people and evil doers.  We need to end gun-free zones and reengineer our society to protect itself.

I note that the shooter skipped another target because it “had too much security”.  So while these shooters are evil, they are not stupid.



PRODUCTIVITY: Sorry, no “bonuses” for failing corporations at Taxpayers’ expense


 Government won’t bail out Silicon Valley Bank, which paid workers bonuses hours before collapse
By Bruce Golding 
March 12, 2023 12:19pm 

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Silicon Valley Bank employees received their annual bonuses shortly before the bank was seized Friday, NBC News reported late Saturday.

The bank traditionally hands out bonuses for the prior year’s work on the second Friday in March, and the payments had been in the works for days, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.  

It’s unclear how much cash was distributed, but NBC said the bonuses likely ranged from $14,000 each for associates to $140,000 apiece for managing directors, based on figures posted on the Glassdoor website.

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Can anyone say “clawback”?

If the firm fails, why should AYONE get a “bonus”?

I’d argue that alll executive compensation packages should be contingent on the enterprise surviving.

In other blog pasts, I’ve argued that no one should get a “salary” that is more than the US President.  They should then get compensation in the form of bonds strung out over 20 or 40 years.  

We need to figure out how to incentivize long term thinking as a matter of public policy.  The tax code can help in this regard.


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: “Merry Christmas Jerry” saves 24 plus himself by bold action


Buffalo man hailed as hero for rescuing 24 people during winter storm
By Nicholas McEntyre 
December 30, 2022 7:19am Updated

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Around 6 a.m. on Christmas Eve, and after taking turns running the engine and napping, Withey’s truck ran out of gas and the trio was forced to find proper shelter.

“Off to the left, I could see there was a school about 600, 700 feet away from us. I knew the power would be on, there would be heat in there and I was guaranteeing there would be food in there,” Withey told the station.

After some quick thinking, Withey identified others around him who were also stranded and decided to break into the school.

Withey and his crew, a total of 25, including seven senior citizens, made their way into Pine Hill Primary Center and took shelter — respectfully setting up only what was needed. They set up their main area in the cafeteria, helping themselves only to the food they needed and nothing in the fully stocked freezer, according to police.

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I found it astonishing that he had to break in.

One would think with the approaching storm, the Gooferment  — at all levels  — would order all public buildings to be unlocked.  Same for the Churches.  I’m sure every school has a Principal and a Custodian.  Someone should be authorized to take emergency action.



SURVIVAL: People have to take responsibility for their own safety


Opinion editorial
We need answers to why so many died in the Buffalo storm
By Post Editorial Board 
December 27, 2022 7:49pm

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The death toll from the blizzard in Buffalo keeps rising and is now at least 33 — begging the question of how a city known for its fierce winters couldn’t protect its residents.

Part of the issue is that exact fact: Buffalo natives are accustomed to the weather. Far too many took to the roads even after being warned, likely thinking it was just another winter storm.

As Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said Tuesday, “when we heard terms such as bomb cyclone, this is something that we’re used to in Western New York.”

“But,” he added, “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

It’s obvious that officials, from Gov. Hochul down, should have been more forceful with their warnings. While businesses were urged to close, a travel ban wasn’t announced until shortly before 9 a.m. Friday, a mere 41 minutes before it took effect and as the storm was beginning to bear down on the region.

And though more equipment was called up, zero visibility meant it was difficult for responders to reach people trapped in their cars, leaving some to die.

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Anyone, who expects the Gooferment to save them from their own mistakes, will soon find out that they are often on their own.

The blizzard is a known hazard in Buffalo.  So when one is predicted, it would seem obvious that one prepares and takes shelter at home or where ever necessary.  

If you have to drive, and that list of reasons should be extremely short  — medical emergency is the only thing I can imagine, then you should have a “winter survival” kit in the car’s back seat.  Sleeping bag, candles, water, and food are essential. 

Seems like some people feel immune to the cold cruel world that we live in.

Requiescat In Pacem



POLITICAL: “We, The Sheeple” are stupid and didn’t punish the crimes of the D’s


Warnock holds off challenge from Walker to win Georgia Senate runoff
By Mark Moore and
David Propper

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Democratic US Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia beat back a challenge from Republican former NFL star Herschel Walker to win Tuesday’s runoff election for Senate.

Warnock, 53, defeated his Republican rival, 60, to score a full six-year term after winning a special election in January 2021 — with Tuesday’s victory expanding the Dems’ control of the Senate to 51-49.  

With the race called Tuesday night by The Associated Press, Warnock held a slim 51.2% to 48.8% lead with 98% of the vote counted.

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The voters seem to have spoken.

Nothing matters to them: inflation, Hunter Biden, rampant cheating in the past elections, crime, debt, deficit, unfunded mandates, cultural decline, mass illegal immigration, insider trading, corruption of Big Pharma, the endless wars … …

The D’s are rewarded for this.

Hence, I don’t want to hear anyone complain about the results.  You got what you voted for.

From now on, I’ll vote a straight Libertarian ticket; as if that matters in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.


VOCABULARY: ‘Little League’ homer


Yankees hold off Red Sox thanks to overturned call, ‘Little League’ homer
By Dan Martin September 14, 2022 10:49pm Updated

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The second baseman’s resurgence continued with his RBI single in the fifth inning that turned into a Keystone Kops home run thanks to some inept defense by the Red Sox, who made three errors on the night that led to four unearned runs.

In the fifth, Torres singled to right to drive in Aaron Hicks and then catcher Connor Wong took Verdugo’s throw from right and in an attempt to get Torres who had wandered too far around first, threw the ball back into right field.

It allowed Judge to score easily and a hustling Torres circled the bases and slid home safely.

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Interesting new “word” — Little League Homer — to describe something that is often seen in Little League games where they throw the ball around allowing runners to advance.


HEROIC: Several good Samaritans save a woman from a flooded sinkhole


Woman dramatically saved from sinkhole moments before car swallowed
By Jack Hobbs
August 11, 2022 9:12am Updated

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A Texas woman is lucky to be alive after a dramatic video shows her being rescued from her car as a sinkhole opens in the middle of the road.

The woman — who was not identified by police — was driving her white sedan along Yandell and Gateway South in El Paso around 6:40 p.m. when a massive sinkhole opened up beneath her car due to heavy rain the area had received, reported Jam Press.

Several good Samaritans and El Paso firefighters jumped into action and managed to extract the woman from the car before it fell into the pit.

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Good work by these brave fellows.  They could have been swallowed up too.

My question — not answered by the story — was she driving on a already flooded road?

I was taught to never ever drive on water where I couldn’t see the road’s surface. 

Here’s a reminder of that lesson.  Water is very powerful stuff and it doesn’t take much to float a car.

Be afraid and stay alive.