Curtis Dahlgren
Chicago already WAS "occupied" by mobs and thugs
By Curtis Dahlgren
November 10, 2011

"Herman Cain has spent his life living and working all over the country . . but never in Chicago. So it's curious that all the sexual harassment allegations against Cain emanate from Chicago: home of the Daley machine . . . " — Ann Coulter (11-9-11)

WITH THE ECONOMY IN SHAMBLES, all the media want to talk about is the behavior of a man named Herman in the 1990s. That and the Christmas tree tax, or Penn State.

At least the latter is a serious story compared to Cain's 3-year stint with the Restaurant Assn. (I guess the only years of his long life when he behaved "innapropriately"!). I highly recommend Annie's column at Human Events or

[I hope she doesn't accuse me of "harassment" for calling her Annie without permission.]

BY THE WAY — my pick for "October column-of-the-month" was by Michael Barone (10/24/11), "Cult of Global Warming Losing Influence." A few juicy tidbits:

"Religious faith is a source of strength in many people's lives. But religious faith when taken too far can prove ludicrous — or disastrous . . .

"In 1898, the cavalrymen of the Madhi, ruler of Sudan for 13 years, went into the Battle of Omdurman armed with swords, believing that they were impervious to bullets. They weren't, and they were mowed down by British Maxim guns.

"A similar but more peaceable fate is befalling believers in what I think can be called the religion of the global warming alarmists. They have an unshakeable faith that manmade carbon emissions will produce a hotter climate, causing multiple natural disasters.

"Their insistence that we can be absolutely certain this will come to pass is based not on science — which is never fully settled, witness the recent experiments that may undermine Albert Einstein's theory of relativity — but on something very much like religious faith.

"All the trappings of religion are there. Original sin: Mankind is responsible for these prophesied disasters, especially those slobs who live on suburban cul-de-sacs and drive their SUVs to strip malls and tacky chain restaurants. The need for atonement and repentance: . . [etc, etc.]"

[I have personally written many times over many years about the admitted connection between the Enviro-mentals and socialism — an anti-capitalism ironically tinged with an obvious streak of pagan religion. The Cancun conference on "global warming" was in fact opened with a prayer to the goddess Ixchel. Since the x is silent in Spanish, I guess that rhymes with 'Michelle.' I've documented from the 1910 Encyclopaedia Britannica that many pagan religions have worshiped the Earth ("the Great Mother of the Gods," to put it precisely).

BTW, the quotation-of-the-week was by Newt Ginrich, who confessed that his ad with Nancy Pelosi on Global Warming was "dumbest thing I ever did." Well Newt, DUH. What was your first clue?? (I'm a poet and don't know it).

P.S. Another topic being sidetracked by the Herman Cain stories is the Fast & Furious scandal. Eric Holder the other day said "Never again." That settles that, I guess, so we can MoveOn and put that tiny nit-picking deal "behind us"!

Do you think Richard Milhaus Nixon would have gotten off so easily by just saying "Never again" after Watergate? NOOOOOOO. And no one got killed at Watergate either! I wonder if President Palin would get off by saying "Never again" after smuggling guns to Canada?

Has it ever struck you as strange that the Attorney General has cracked down on the New York mob, the Philadelphia mob, and I think, the Boston mobsters? Evidently he has found no time to crack down on the Chicago mob or their hispanic "associates." NO — the Administration used "stimulous" dollars to send hundreds of AK47s to Mexico!

Strange also is the fact that while the DOJ "cracks" down on the Italian and Irish mob, it refused to charge the New Black Panthers with election day thuggery in Philly. If you think politics makes strange bedfellows, you just haven't been paying attention to the courtship (someone once said).

I wish I could always give credit for those lines, but give me a break; I'm almost 70. Oh, BTW, honorable mention for quote-of-the-week goes to the chairman of the DNC who said "The people don't matter." That was regarding the Ohio ballot question on the hellth care mandates, which 2 out of 3 voters nixed on Tuesday. The DNC (Do Nothing Congress)* chairman said that the issue will be settled by the courts (not the people).

Maybe the courts that rule hellth insurance mandates 'constitutional' are afraid of the New Black Panthers — or the President's "civilian security as fully funded as the military" — but nonetheless the great silent working majority (taxpayers) are rising again, and the natives are not "restless" without good reason!

Not to change the subject, but congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals who knocked off the old Washington Senators in the World Series. I must admit they did it in miraculous fashion, even though I had sort of pulled for Milwaukee in the playoffs. And I must assume that when the Prez condemns the "congress," he includes the Senate. Enough said?


At some time in the future, the first woman Prez is elected, and she happens to come from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She calls her mom on the day after, and says "You and Dad are coming to the inauguration, aren't you?"

Her mom says, "Oh I don't know, Dear. That's a long way to drive." And the daughter says:

"Nonsense. I'll fly you to Washington from Escanaba."

"But what would I wear?" says the mother. And the President-elect says:

"Don't worry about it. You can have the finest New York gown, on me."

It took some convincing, but the parents finally arrive at the inauguration ceremony. Just as the Supreme Court justice holds out the Bible, the father turns to an important Senator sitting next to him and says:

"You see that woman up there with her hand on the Bible?

"Yes I do," says the Senator. And the beaming father says:


"Her brother used to play for the GREEN BAY PACKERS!"

[I guess the moral to that story is that if my name were Herman, that might be considered a sexist joke. And we know that nowadays almost all jokes are "inappropriate" and could be in danger of banishment.

But as I said, the majority is no longer silent. Even the rank-and-file Democrats are sick-and-tired of Political Correctness.]

More to come.

© Curtis Dahlgren


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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)


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