Saturday, September 14, 2013

Famed Fluky's Goes Islamic - Hot Dog Joint Now a Mosque

The conversion of Western Avenue in West Rogers Park into Moslem row continues apace as the storied Fluky's fast food emporium has now been converted into an Islamic mosque.

For over 3 decades, Fluky's was to that far North side community what Superdawg is to the Northwest side or what Gene & Jude's is to the Southwest side - a venerable purveyor of high-quality fast food delicacies.
The former Fluky's is now an Islamic mosque

Legend has it that Fluky's in its original incarnation on Maxwell Street, just West of the Loop, was the originator of the Chicago-style Vienna hot dog - the so-called "garden on a bun."

Until 1998, Fluky's was owned by a Jewish fellow named Wexler, a descendant of the man who started the operation in 1929, who was a big contributor to the #1 illegal alien lobby organization in Chicago, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

Having thus done his bit for diversity, social justice and cheap foreign labor (of which he was an enthusiastic consumer)Wexler sold the joint and repaired to a quiet North Shore suburb where he is happily insulated from the social effects of diversity.
7419 N. Western: Home of the Burkha-wearing Bimbos

The Council on Islamic American Relations is a prime constituent of Wexler's pet ICIRR illegal alien pimps so the conversion of the legendary hot dog emporium to a mosque was really just a transaction amongst friends.

The old Fluky's site at 6821 N. Western Avenue has now been painted jihadist green by its new occupant, Jama' Masjid Faizan-e-Madinah.

This now becomes the 4th Islamic religious outfit to insinuate itself on the 9 block stretch of North Western Avenue between Pratt Avenue and Howard Street.

Just 2 blocks North there at 7020 Western is the BICC Bosnian Islamic Community Center, across the street from which at 7045 Western is the Ramat' E Alam Foundation.
The Bosnian Islamic hangout at 7020 N. Western Ave.

Four blocks North of there at 7419 Western is the Mahdevia Islamic Center of Chicago, where, before they bricked over the storefront glass, you used to be able to see rows of docile black-burkhad Islamic bimbos, quietly sitting on folding chairs taking in their black-bearded imam's pearls of wisdom.

Now all of this Jihadist settlement is occurring on the very border of Chicago's famed "Golden Ghetto," home to more than a dozen synogogues and scads of Lubavitch and other Orthodox Jewish cultists.

This creates a very interesting scenario, not at all dissimilar to the never dull, West Bank and Gaza strip of Palestine. Could Chicago soon be in store for comparable levels of never-ending excitement?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Skokie's Government-Loving East Prairie School Outlaws Fun

Last week we told the tale of the inane goings-on at Skokie's East Prairie School, wherein a blithering idiot of a school marm was indoctrinating little 4th graders in the wonders of an all-consuming, nanny state government.
East Prairie's Govt=Family Propaganda Piece

We printed the questionnaire that the pedagogical pudding head gave the kids. It equated government to a benevolent family. Some parents took umbrage with this teacher's statist indoctrination and it made national news.

We also printed all the salaries of the overpaid unionized teachers and and administrators at that Skokie District 73 government establishment. You can see that by going here:

Our crack Chicago Lampoon photojournalists went out to Skokie's East Prairie School to get some local color and they found that the place not only is extolling the virtues of the Gulag-state, but it actually looks a bit like a Gulag.

They found a school yard, fenced in with aesthetically disastrous, but highly effective 8 foot fences. They also found a sign outlawing basically every fun thing that a kid might want to do.
East Prairie School's No-No list

Explicitly outlawed at East Prairie School are bicycling, roller blading, skateboarding, roller skating and scootering (sic).

There is also an ominous warning sign that you are in a "Safe School Zone" and will get the book thrown at you for gun possession, drug sales or recruiting any of the 6 to 12 year old Skokie kids into your gang.

Fun place this, huh?

They forgot to explicitly outlaw running, jumping, laughing,jump-roping, hop-scotch and pick-up softball games. As these are spontaneously fun things kids do without government supervision, the East Prairie School nanny staters will want to run right out and get a sign maker to rectify this oversight.

When she was indoctrinating the kids on the joys of the "government family", the 4th grade school marm neglected to say if this family would be paternal or maternal in orientation.

Paternal, like Adolf Hitler's Fatherland?

Or maternal, Like Josef Stalin's Mother Russia?

One gets the distinct impression that Skokie School District 73 and East Prairie School have not heard the last of this.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chicago's Illegal Alien Lobby Getting Millions to Enroll Immigrants in Obamacare

The Chicago Lampoon has stumbled on a little-known State of Illinois grant notice which reveals that Chicago's chief lobby group for illegal aliens, The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and a number of ancillary immigrant lobby groups are getting millions of dollars in grants to enroll immigrants in the Obamacare socialized medicine scheme.

The feds are handing out big wads of your tax cash to hire "In-person counselors" and "Navigators" at $13 an hour to run around and sign up people for the Obamacare program. They've designated a gaggle of "Community Action Agencies" to hire the counselors and navigators.

Here's a list of the Chicago area immigrant groups and the amount of federal cash they'll be raking in:

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights -- $1,250,000.00
Illinois Migrant Council -- $385,000.00
Pilsen-Little Village Community Mental Health Center-- $650,000.00
El Hogar del Nino -- $225,000.00
Asian Health Coalition -- $115,897.33
Alivio Medical Center -- $66,560.00

Now ICIRR has been the chief pimp operation for illegal aliens in the Chicago area for the past 25 years.

They pushed through the "sanctuary city" and "sanctuary county" measures, whereby the cops and the Cook County jail can't cooperate with ICE to deport illegal alien suspects that they apprehend.

They pushed through the so-called "Dream Act," giving in-state college tuition to illegal aliens.

And they've been the rabble rousers behind all the noisy rallies of leftists demanding "rights" for the squatters who snuck into our country.

And now Obama & Co. have deputized them and are giving them cash to go out and sign up bodies for his medical scheme.

Obama and his allies, of course, have proposed another scheme to amnesty the 11 to 20 million illegal squatters here. They have assured us that the amnestied illegals won't be able to cash in on his free medical scheme for 8 years.

If you believe that, I have 2014 Cubs World Series tickets I can let you have -- cheap.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Durbin, Pelosi Join Obama War Party -- All We Are Saying: "Is Give War a Chance!!"

Less than a month after editorializing against the horrors of US military spending, lefty scribbler, Michael Cohen now heaves up, "The Liberal Case for Obama Striking Syria."

The former chief spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, John Kerry, is of course, helping mastermind the Obama war effort.

Not ones to be left behind the Obama martial juggernaut, Illinois' own Sen. Dick Durbin, who once likened US soldiers to Nazis, has signed on, as has San Francisco's quintessential peacenik and Haight-Ashbury flower child, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Can Jan Schakowsky be far behind?

All they are saying, is Give War a Chance!!

Here's John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969 with Give Peace a Chance. Had Obama been presiding over Lyndon Johnson's peacekeeping operations in Vietnam, the song mightn't have ever been written:

Skokie's East Prairie School Embraces Collectivist Indoctrination: Teachers' Salaries Listed

In recent weeks there has been a distressing tendency among wordsmiths for federal government officials to inject the term "Federal Family" into their public pronunciamentos. CNS News just chronicled this today.
Skokie's East Prairie School

Now comes word that a 4th grade teacher at Skokie's District 73 East Prairie Elementary School gave an assignment designed to indoctrinate the tots into the concept that government is essentially equivalent to their own flesh and blood families.

Here was the quiz that the neo-Marxist, overpaid nincompoop assigned the little 10 year old kids:

1. How does your family keep you safe?
2. How does the government keep its citizens safe?
3. How does your family keep you healthy?
4. How does the government keep its citizens healthy?
5. How does your family help you learn and become educated?
6. How does the government help its citizens learn and become educated?
7. What kind of rules does your family have for you?
8. What kind of rules does government have for its citizens?
9. How does your family punish you when you break the rules?
10. How does government punish citizens who break the law?

Professor Walter Williams has chronicled how people in the teaching profession are the least competent students on America's college campuses, with the lowest test scores of all college students, but for sheer idiocy, this takes the cake.

Or is it more than idiocy?

We have no doubt that the 4th grade school marm in question has no clue as to the fact that US education is based on the doctrine of in loco parentis -- schools operate in the place of the parents (i.e. inculcating parental values and mores to the children.)
EPS logo (& Marxism?)

The 4th grade East Prairie School teacher likely couldn't even pronounce the term.

But we're wondering if, given the fact that the Obama administration has just injected "Federal Family" into its talking points, there isn't some orchestrated campaign in operation here.

Teachers should be inculcating the unique American ideal that limited government is the best government. Or as President Reagan put it, "A government that is big enough to give you anything you want is also big enough to take everything you have."

Rather, East Prairie School District 73 seems bent on indoctrinating their impressionable charges in a Lenin-styled notion that the family is superfluous -- government is the great provender of all that is good.

Just who is running Skokie East Prairie School District 73? Take a look at their School Board here.

Here are the latest available 2012 salaries for Skokie East Prairie School District 73. They are garnered from the Family Taxpayers Foundation which received them as a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. You can get more data on the individual school employee by simply clicking on the name:

Albandia, Christopher $56,276
Arnold, Cynthia $95,499
Bart, Julia $65,465
Bates, Suzan $96,793
Baumann, Eric $85,087
Berkowitz, Stacy $77,003
Berlinghof, Timothy $71,438
Breiler, Amy $86,832
Britton, Brooke $76,173
Butler, Ryan $51,839
Clements, Leah $69,809
deBettencourt, Sandra $87,608
DeCamp, Danielle $89,276

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pat Buchanan on Obama's Syrian Saber Rattling

Here is Pat Buchanan's latest column on the war drums that have begun to be heard from Washington:

“Catastrophic!” said Sen. John McCain.

If Congress votes no on a resolution calling for U.S. intervention in Syria’s civil war, says McCain, it would be “catastrophic” for U.S. credibility in the world.

Consider what the senator is saying here.

Because Barack Obama, two years ago, said “Assad must go,” and, one year ago, said any use of chemical weapons crosses his “red line,” Congress has no choice but to plunge America into yet another Mideast war.

Can this be? Are we really, as a nation, required to go to war to make good the simple-minded statements of an untutored president who had no constitutional authority to issue his impulsive ultimata?

Are we really required to go to war to get the egg off Obama’s face?

Not since the War of Jenkins’ Ear has there been a dumber cause for a great country to go to war. Is there no way out?

There is, and it’s right in front of us.

The House, Senate or both can vote no on the war resolution, and Obama can then say, as did David Cameron, that, while he disagrees, he respects the decision of a Congress in which the Constitution placed sole authority to authorize America’s going to war.

Are Brits now crying “catastrophe!”? Do the Spanish no longer think the Brits will defend Gibraltar? Is Britain now wholly non-credible to the world?

For Obama, and for us, it is the other options that invite catastrophe.

If, for example, the House or Senate votes down the war resolution and Obama, without authorization from Congress, the Security Council, NATO or the Arab League plunges us into a new war this nation does not want to fight, he will be courting a geostrategic and political disaster.

Even if Congress approves a war resolution, the president should think long and hard about diving into a war he sought to avoid and stayed out of for over two years. Make no mistake; if Obama attacks Syria, be it for hours or days, we are in that blood-soaked abattoir for the duration.

In his dramatic statement Saturday, as politically astute as it was constitutionally correct, Obama called Syria “someone else’s war.”

Whose war? It is Shia Alawite vs. Sunni, Muslim vs. Christian, Kurd vs. Arab, Islamist vs. secularist. Backing Bashar Assad are Iran, Hezbollah and Russia. Backing the rebels are Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, al-Qaida, foreign jihadists and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Assad is accused of killing 100,00 people. But that is the total of the dead in a civil war Assad has as much right to fight as the rebels. While his army is accused of using gas on civilians, the Islamist rebels have murdered Christians, massacred captives and engaged in public acts of cannibalism on dead Syrian soldiers.

Gas is a sickening weapon. Yet, there is no evidence thus far that Assad ordered its use. Rebel elements are said to have been found with sarin. As for Americans who tend to prefer white phosphorus, napalm and cluster bombs, upon what lofty moral ground do we stand?

Have we forgotten that Churchill wanted to drop anthrax on Germany and settled for two days of firebombing the defenseless city of Dresden? Or that our great friend Anwar Sadat was the confidante of Gamal Abdel Nasser when Egypt was using poison gas on Yemeni tribesmen?

The United States does not have any national security interest in Syria’s war. Why would we then launch missile attacks to “degrade” Assad’s military, when that army and air force are all that stands between us and a privileged sanctuary for al-Qaida in northern Syria, not unlike what al-Qaida had in Tora Bora and Waziristan.

We are told that if we do not strike Syria – making good on Obama’s threats – Israel, Turkey and even Japan and South Korea will not be able to trust us ever again.

What nonsense. We have treaties with Japan and South Korea. As for Turkey and Israel, if what is happening in Syria is outrageous and dangerous, why do they not act? Why do they keep tugging at our sleeve?

The Israeli Air force is five minutes from Damascus, its army a two-day march. The Turks have three times Syria’s population and a 400,000-man army equipped with NATO weapons. Together, they could invade and turn the tide in a week. Why do they not man up?

McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham came out of the Oval Office saying Obama was open to wider strikes on Syria and more lethal support for the rebels. As Iran, Hezbollah and Russia would then upgrade their own weapons shipments to Damascus, this will mean more dead, more wounded, more tens of thousands fleeing into exile and a longer war.

But what it will likely end with, after America is dragooned in, is a U.S. war with Iran; our allies, sitting in their box seats, cheering us on.

And that is the dog you will not hear bark in the war-on-Syria debate.