As regular readers know, I am not a fan of the local or national “mainstream media”. So with that in mind one of my least favorite Scumtimes “reporters” tells us that our Firefighters Pension Board has told Rahm Emanuel to stuff it up his…. you fill in the blank. 9.5 wanted us to divest in companies who manufacture firearms and ammunition. Specifically Smith and Wesson. The motion to divest was defeated, 5-2. Also, Tiny wants the pension board to ride closer herd on the approximately 390 firefighters and paramedics who have been injured on the job and can no longer perform their duties. This vote was closer, 4-3. According to this “reporter” the city comptroller, Amer Ahmad was so pissed he stormed out of the meeting. Congrats are in order for the FF Pension Board. Nice job. I would love to see more of this. Standing up to these idiots shouldn’t be that difficult.
I wrote an hour ago about my feelings on anonymous posts. I have never really liked them. I have always felt that if you have something to say, have the guts to sign what you write. However it works for SCC and to get a discussion going I am changing the settings to allow it. Same rules apply and I will moderate all comments before I allow them. Thanks
I don’t know how he could get any worse but let’s wait and see. Sunday morning on a TV talk show, the now infamous nitwit Chicago Police Superintendent declared that the lawful exercise of the 2nd Amendment was a threat to public safety. He also claimed that those of us who are active in the second amendment fight are agents of political corruption. Nice huh? Gets even better kids. He went on to say that judges and legislators should rely on public opinion polls when interpreting our constitution. Yep. That’s what he said. On TV. Our police boss. The guy who SWORE AN OATH to protect and defend our constitution from all enemies FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. That is what he swore to do. I originally thought this guy was just another joke that has been perpetrated on us by 9.5 and before him shortshanks the crooked. I am no longer amused. This man and by all rights the boss who hired him should be removed from office. McCarthy can be fired and should be now. Right now. Today. Rahm, we will have to wait a couple of years for. We should toss him as soon as we can. The police boss has proven himself to be a liar at the minimum. He is nothing more than a political goon. He took an oath and then almost immediately violated it. Sociopath comes to mind when I see or hear McCarthy.
As I have said in other posts, Chicago is the poster child for failed gun control laws. We have been the laboratory for all kinds of gun control experiments, none of which worked. And we are left with 500+ murders. Also we are left with a citizenry who is at the mercy of a criminal element who not only are out of control and have no fear of the police but are the only group in the city who are armed with the exception of the police and we do not have nearly enough of them. Nice huh? How about it Garry? Does that sound like a place you would want to move to, or work in, or visit? Rahm? How about you?
And so the CPD boss opens his stupid yap and tells the world that us gun owners and activists are the problem. The really weird thing is that he is serious. He evidently believes his own press clippings. Same with his boss. You have to wonder how many CPD line officers believe the same. I have a son-in-law who is a Chicago Copper. I don’t believe he feels this way. If he does he hasn’t said so to me. He is frustrated that the people he arrests are let go time after time. The Cook County States attorney’s office and the political jackassery who sit on benches in Cook County need to be held to account for their failure. The democrat party of Illinois likewise. They have run this city,county and state for years. They own this problem. No one else. Liberal dems own this. And yet their answer is to restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens. I don’t get it. Second City Cop gets it. SCC is a blog that I have referenced many times. I read it daily. I am especially interested in the comments after each post. I wish I could generate that kind of comment volume. Maybe some day. From what I read in the comment section of SCC it seems that vast majority of comments are pro second amendment. Good for them. It is the right way to look at this. They blister McCarthy on a regular, daily basis. And deservedly so. Someone has to speak out. I have never been a big fan of the anonymous comment but SCC has changed my mind at least partly. This is Chicago. We who work for or have worked for the City know how retaliation for free speech works in this town. No one wants to end up in shit with his employer when he has to earn a living doing whatever he or she does for the City. Our kids and wives depend on us. To quote 9.5, it’s for our children.
Click on the link at the beginning of this post and read for yourselves what the CPD fearless leader has to say. Let me know what you think. I am amazed and disgusted. So glad that I was a firefighter/paramedic and not a copper. They have a tough enough job without having to put up with a nitwit for a leader.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ARE LINKS TO ALLOW YOU TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THE FIREARMS BILLS CURRENTLY MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. DO NOT LET THE ANTI GUN CHICAGO DEMOCRATIC PARTY HIJACK THE ISSUE. BE HEARD. BE HEARD NOW.
Yesterday, the President, visited our miserable little village, the unofficial Capital of the Peoples Republic of Illinois. It was appropriate that the anointed One would come to Chicago to walk on the waters of Lake Michigan and declare that the madness must stop. Before any of you libs out there get your underwear in a bunch and start squealing that I am picking on your “messiah”, hold your horses. Some of what he said was great. Talking about doing the right thing and being a man is something that has not happened in this miserable shit hole for quite some time. And it needs to be said loud and clear and often. And with the president of the United States saying it, that can’t be bad. No, my problem is not with that message but with his message of gun control.
Obama came to our little shit hole of a town to speak on gun violence. We are talking about Chicago here people. This town is the poster child for gun control. Until last year you couldn’t even have a handgun in this town unless it was grandfathered in from many years before. That is unless you were an aldercreature like Alderman Burke, who let his registrations lapse but was able to reinstate them somehow. This is the same Burke who has had armed bodyguards provided by the taxpayers since he was Harold Washington’s nemesis in the council. And what do we get for our forward thinking on firearms? 504 plus murders in 2012. Even Obama couldn’t get the numbers correct. He was quoted as saying the numbers were 440 or something like that. Maybe he was referring to firearms homicides. I think he was just playing with the numbers just to make his boy Rahm look better.
Here’s what I think. All of these Chicago Style democrat politicians know that this shit don’t work. They have the stats. There are studies after studies that prove that gun control doesn’t work. And yet every time there is a mass killing they come crawling out of their rat holes screeching about assault weapons, high-capacity “clips”, gun show “loopholes”, background checks and the like. Hey you idiots, you can’t even get the terms correct. It isn’t a “clip” it’s a magazine. Get it right. At least do some research on what you are talking about. Same goes for our mass media assholes. I will get back to these jerkoffs in a minute.
No, this is not about guns. This is about control. Always has been about control. Now I am mainly talking about Chicago and Illinois. But this is also about all big metro areas. You may have mass killings in small towns like Newtown Ct. But most of the carnage occurs in the cities and metro areas of the country. And who runs those areas of the country? democrats do. And their policies are designed to keep it that way. Their policies keep entire populations, mostly minority, in servitude. Gotta vote for the dems to keep our stuff coming. Well guess what people, the dems have run this country into the ground. They have built a house of cards and the house is getting shaky. What do you suppose will happen when there is no more money and it collapses? No, I believe that these politicians are scared shitless of the people they have screwed for over 50 years. And they want us disarmed and disarmed soon.
Obama still talks about how he is not against hunting. Well Mr. Obama, the second amendment is not about hunting. It is about defending the constitution and ourselves against an overbearing government or a foreign power who invades. Lexington and Concord occurred because the British army hit the road to take away the colonists weapons and ammunition. That is what this country was built on. I understand that most politicians have no use for the constitution. That goes for dems and republicans. They would prefer to get rid of the thing. And to do that they need the sheeple disarmed. That’s what I think this is all about.
As for the media, I have nothing but disdain for the Sun Times, Trib, ABC, CBS, NBC and all the rest. Fox gets a c for now. Anyone with a half ounce of brains who is able to do his or her own research understands that the mass media are nothing but useful idiots for the government and politicians who run it. We all know it. And they should be ashamed of themselves. They don’t report the news. Haven’t for years. They report on their agenda. Their agenda is the same as the governments. It will be an ironic thing to see the 1st amendment scrapped after the 2nd amendment is weakened to uselessness.
As I write this the Peoples Republic of Illinois is in a tizzy because the federal courts have ruled that Illinois must join the rest of the country in allowing its citizens to carry firearms concealed to protect themselves from the savagery they have been subjected to. Chicago politicians are scrambling to write the most restrictive law they can get away with. Outsiders, re: Bloomberg from NYC are pouring in boatloads of money to sway elections away from politicians who support the 2nd Amendment. None of this surprises me. It does however disgust me. Aldermen and women can carry legally in Chicago. Why cant the citizens? No, this has to stop. If you agree, you must get active. Join the ISRA, the NRA, the GOA, and any other pro 2nd Amendment group you know of that is doing it’s job. Contact your aldercritter, congresscritter, or any other pol cat you know of and let them know what you expect. Do it now. Don’t let another week pass. They know that they have unleashed the dogs. Show them they have done just that. We just might not have another chance to save our Republic.
Just a quick follow-up. The National Review magazine has seen fit to place our beloved town on the cover of this months issue. A beautiful color shot of downtown with three large-caliber bullet holes in it and the headline To Live and Die in Chicago. The cover article is by Kevin D. Williamson and is titled Gangsterville How Chicago Reclaimed the Projects but Lost the City. I have been a subscriber to The National Review for many years. You can pick it up at any decent news stand. I recommend it highly.