Wednesday, March 29: Blood in the Streets
The Chicago mayoral election is heating up
With the Chicago runoff election taking place next week, the candidates and their backers are throwing some final haymakers in an effort to sway any undecided voters. Brandon Johnson and his supporters have been knocking on doors, hosting town hall meetings, and generally doing the handshaking and baby kissing expected of politicians. His opponent Paul Vallas has relied heavily on his main supporters, the police.
The New York Times, our nation’s leading rag of a publication, has painted this election as a battle between the teacher’s union and the fraternal order of police. In a recent interview with the Times, the leader of Chicago’s fraternal order of police John Catanzara painted a vividly violent picture if Johnson wins over Vallas next week. The idiot really went on the record saying, “If this guy (Johnson) gets in, we’re going to see an exodus like we’ve never seen before,” before adding that there would be “blood in the streets” if Johnson wins. Catanzara also predicted that 800 to 1,000 police officers would leave the force if Johnson wins, which is all the motivation I need to get registered and get my vote in before Tuesday.
For the record, the leader of this fraternal brotherhood, president John Catanzara, has made more than his fair share of short-sighted statements. He expressed sympathies for the rioters/buffoons who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, he’s called Muslims “savages” who “all deserve a bullet”, and the cherry on top is that he retired from the police force in 2021 rather than face potential disciplinary actions for his behavior. In Catanzara’s own words, “If I got paid a dollar every time I was called a racist, I’d be an independently wealthy man.” Safe to say John is not the most welcoming guy.
You heard it here folks, a vote for Brandon Johnson is a vote for fewer pigs sitting in their idling cars staring at their phones or standing around uselessly in train stations smoking cigars, or practicing their favorite pastime, harassing and murdering civilians.
Cowardly Politics: Tennessee representative Tim Burchett, who governs the Nashville-area where a mass shooting earlier this week took the lives of three young school children and three teachers, is a coward. His response to questions about what can be done to avoid future mass shootings can be summed up as “nothing”. When asked what could be done to protect his own young daughter, he stood in front of cameras with a straight face and shared that he homeschools his little girl. While all around him his constituents are crying out desperately for help, this poor excuse for a human casually gives interviews that make it seem like it’s not his problem. His ineptitude and apathy is enough to make my blood boil, and it’s early and I’m fasting, so I’ll leave that topic alone for now
Scotland’s Muslim Leader: Humza Yousaf was confirmed as first minister of Scotland yesterday, becoming the first person of color to head the Scottish government, and the first Muslim national leader in any Western democracy. Lawmakers in the Scottish parliament voted to confirm the 37-year-old Yousaf as first minister, a day after he was elected leader of the governing Scottish National Party. Meanwhile, in England, prime minister Rishi Sunak’s government has made plans to detain and deport undocumented migrants who cross the English Channel in small boats, and aims to send some asylum-seekers on a one-way trip to Rwanda. Not exactly the vacation they were searching for
Too Little, Too Late: The senate is planning to vote to repeal the 2002 policy that greenlit the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. This symbolic gesture would end more than 20 years of authorization for US presidents to use force in the country and would, in theory, return war powers to congress. Sadly, this does nothing to bring peace or justice to Iraq, and it doesn’t realistically do much to prevent similar future violent endeavors by whatever slug winds up as commander in chief
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