Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Islamic State's global reach - Threat Matrix

The Islamic State's global reach - Threat Matrix

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Cong Bustos on her Pay Cut


Dick Durbin's enemy list and the IRS scandal


Guess the ad's got Durbin miffed. Good! H/T Illinois Review

Monday, September 08, 2014

As Republicans contemplate the possible size of their November victory, outlier races may get interesting.  Scott Brown, a few weeks ago considered certain to lose, may well win in New Hampshire.  Most folks would not have thought that Repu...

As Republicans contemplate the possible size of their November victory, outlier races may get interesting.  Scott Brown, a few weeks ago considered certain to lose, may well win in New Hampshire.  Most folks would not have thought that Repu...



Oberweis has run for office before, so he is not unknown to Illinois voters. He is a multimillionaire whose campaign will not lose by being hopelessly outspent. The two will meet for at least one televised debate before the election (Oberweis wants seven debates, but Durbin has agreed to only one.) Durbin is well-known in Washington politics as a very arrogant man – the man in 2005 who compared American soldiers in combat to Nazis and Pol Pot. If this side of him comes out during the televised debates, that could not only switch voters from him to Oberweis, but also turn off Illinois Democrat voters even more, who look with disgust at Governor Quinn and with dismay at Mayor Emanuel, both of whom are campaigning now.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

West Side Police Commander Facing Criminal Charges - North Lawndale - DNAinfo.com Chicago

West Side Police Commander Facing Criminal Charges - North Lawndale - DNAinfo.com Chicago



I'd wonder about calling the cops for help knowing this kind of guy in charge.  I'd fear he'd be in cahoots with the bad actors himself.

BasNews: Over 700 Yazidi Women Kidnapped by IS

Kurdish newspaper from Erbil on the fate of Yazidi women in Mosel.  Not easy to read....

The Head of High Council of Women Affairs of the Kurdistan Region Pakhshan Zangana pointed out that according to the latest statistic that they have obtained, 700 Kurdish Yazidi women have been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents and some of them get sold.

According to the latest statistics, over seven hundred Kurdish Yazidi women have been captured by Islamic State insurgents. Some of them have been sold off, where others have been separated from the group by IS, who plan to “marry them off” if they convert to Islam.

Thursday, August 14, 2014