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  • Health expert Zeke Emanuel says 250,000 Americans could die of COVID by end of year

    07/28/2020 12:54:07 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 07/10/2020 | Grace Segers
    Bioethicist Dr. Zeke Emanuel is predicting that up to 250,000 Americans could die directly from the coronavirus by the end of the year. In an interview with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, Emanuel, who is the vice provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, slammed the Trump administration's response to the pandemic as "incompetent and pretty disastrous." "Before the year is out, we'll probably have, I would think, between 220,000 and 250,000 Americans who died directly from COVID, not to mention those people who are...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Athletes Kneeling During National Anthem Akin to Kneeling at ‘Religious Services’

    07/27/2020 12:16:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/27/2020 | Pam Key
    Monday on ABC’s “The View,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) compared athletes kneeling during the national anthem in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement to congregants kneeling at religious services. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “We were talking earlier in the show about athletes taking a knee, and someone told me you had a change of heart on this. What did they mean?
  • Biden Shows Trump How to Be Presidential [semi-satire]

    04/11/2020 12:44:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Invigorated by rival Sen. Bernie Sanders exit from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden turned his attention to the general election with a flurry of health policy initiatives that he says "will differentiate me from the failed incumbent." "Statistics show that more men than women are dying from the coronavirus," he observed. "Yet, at the same time sex-change surgery has been classified as 'elective' rather than 'essential' medical care. One of the first actions I will take as president will be to reclassify these surgeries as 'essential.' Men should have the option to increase their...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Coronavirus Could Be ‘Devastating’ for Trump Reelection Bid

    03/09/2020 6:16:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2020 | Trent Baker
    Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” former Chicago Mayor and former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel sounded off on the 2020 presidential race amid the coronavirus outbreak. Emanuel said the coronavirus precautions preventing President Donald Trump from having his typical rallies and thus missing out on the admiration he craves will be “devastating” and will “psychologically torment him.
  • 'His tweets are going to get more vicious': Rahm Emanuel says coronavirus will keep Trump from holding rallies

    03/09/2020 3:46:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/08/20 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel predicted President Trump will not be able to hold as many campaign rallies in the coming weeks due to an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. **SNIP** "He is not going to be able to have his rallies," Emanuel said Sunday on ABC's This Week. "... the office is isolating enough, and his inability to get the admiration, the adulation from that crowds is going to psychologically torment him." **SNIP** Emanuel said he suspects Trump's attacks on Democrats and members of the media reporting on the virus will get more intense as the number of infected...
  • Gun Control: Chicago Mayor Rahm "The Ballerina" Emanuel Goes After Banks That Lend To Gun Makers -- NOT GANGS

    12/03/2019 12:10:14 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | Way Back - January - 2012 | Steve
    Rahm “the ballerina” Emanuel is afraid of gangs -- can’t prosecute the minorities which make up the democrat base ... Dancing aroung the issue of gangs. A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money. Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended. The park where she was...
  • Rahm Emanuel raised taxes.. pension funds.. The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion.

    10/03/2019 7:44:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Rahm Emanuel raised taxes to get city worker pension funds on a ‘path to solvency.’ The shortfall still ballooned by $7 billion. ... A record-high property tax increase. A new tax on water and sewer service. A higher 911 emergency fee on telephone lines... Emanuel’s series of tax hikes was painful, but he promised the extra money was part of a plan to get the woefully underfunded city worker pension funds on a “path to solvency.”.. in the four years since .. The pension funds are actually worse off. When Emanuel pushed through the tax hikes, the city worker retirement...
  • Rahm Emanuel on Dems Taking Shots at Obama in Debates: ‘What Are They Doing?’

    08/02/2019 12:11:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2019 | Trent Baker
    In an interview which aired Friday on Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large,” former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel questioned the strategy behind the shots taken at former President Barack Obama during the second round of Democratic presidential debates. Host Gerry Baker said he found it “a little odd” to see candidates take shots at Obama as candidates targeted former Vice President Joe Biden who he said is “the most popular Democrat in the country.”
  • Rahm Emanuel to 2020 Democrats: 'Too often, you succumbed to chasing plaudits on Twitter'

    07/30/2019 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/29/19 | REBECCA KLAR
    Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wrote a "memo" to the two dozen Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls, urging them to deliver a message — not seek Twitter praise — in this week's upcoming debates in Detroit. "There’s a reason Trump gleefully tweeted 'That’s the end of that race!' during the first debate: Too often, you succumbed to chasing plaudits on Twitter, which closed the door on swing voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio," Emanuel wrote in an op-ed published Monday on Medium. "If you win the nomination in a way that forecloses a path to victory in the general...
  • Sharpton defends Foxx on Smollett case by hammering Mayor Emanuel on Laquan McDonald shooting

    03/30/2019 2:30:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/30/19 | Bill Ruthhart
    The Rev. Al Sharpton portrayed Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a hypocrite Saturday for criticizing Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case when the mayor long was silent on the police murder of Laquan McDonald. **SNIP** “The reason this is of national significance to me, there is a marked difference between how they reacted to this and how they reacted to the Laquan McDonald case. They were not outraged when the video was withheld until after the mayor’s election,” Sharpton said of Emanuel, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and other top police officials. “There was a fox...
  • Chicago's mayor blames Trump for Jussie Smollett hoax; You knew it was coming eventually

    03/30/2019 12:08:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/30/2019 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Okay, admit it: you just knew President Donald J. Trump (R) was responsible for the Jussie Smollett...uh...incident. Now Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emmanuel (Democrat — Republicans aren't allowed) just confirmed the real that perp of the real hate incident was none other than Trump himself. "But he was thousands of miles away from Chicago that cold, cold night," an individual with a logical mind and a devotion to facts might point out. However, a person with a logical mind and a devotion to facts — and an understanding of perverted, corrupt Democratic politics — would notice that these traits are irrelevant...
  • Emanuel Blames Trump For Smollett Controversy, 'Toxic Environment', 'Sit On The Sidelines'

    03/29/2019 8:17:39 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-29-2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a "toxic environment" where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack. “My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this," Emanuel told a group of reporters. The mayor called Chicago a "Trump-free zone" and blamed the president for creating a "toxic" and "hate-filled" environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime. “Let me...
  • Rahm Tells Trump to "Stay Out of This" after President Calls for Smollett Probe

    03/28/2019 12:05:19 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 28, 2019 | Lynn Sweet, Fran Spielman and Stefano Esposito
    “My recommendation to the president: Go to opening day baseball. Sit on the sideline. Stay out of this,” Emanuel said.
  • Chicago Mayor (Rahm) Emanuel on Jussie Smollett: ‘Is There No Decency In This Man?’

    03/26/2019 7:39:17 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-2019 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly criticized “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection to filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime. On prosecutors the dropping charges, Emanuel said, “This is a whitewash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer — to the cost, $10,000 doesn’t come close financially, but all the other repercussions of this decision made to me, where is the accountability in the system?” He continued, “Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago police department. How dare him? How dare him?...
  • Kim Foxx's Embarrassing OMG Moment in the Jussie Smollett Case

    03/16/2019 4:39:23 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Kass
    As TV actor and want-to-be-victim Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty on Thursday to staging his very own fake hate crime, I thought about someone else on trial in this case: Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. The state’s attorney hasn’t been charged with anything and won’t be. She doesn’t have a formal role in the Smollett fake-hate-crime case, now that she’s recused herself owing to a conflict of interest. But she stands in the court of public opinion after a remarkable Tribune story by reporters Megan Crepeau and Jeremy Gorner. It is an account of how Foxx was contacted in...
  • Whoa: Rahm Emanuel Slams Ilhan Omar In Damning Opinion Piece

    03/07/2019 11:32:55 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 3/7/19 | Beth Baumann
    Current Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel penned an opinion piece in The Atlantic on Thursday, condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments. Emanuel's position is far different than other Democrats who say Omar's comments weren't anti-Semitic but rather a criticism of Israel. The Chicago Mayor was blunt about his position, saying, "Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are anti-Semitic." No one is questioning the right of members of Congress and others to criticize Israeli policies. But Omar is crossing a line that should not be crossed in political discourse. Her remarks are not anti-Israel; they are...
  • Report: Jussie Smollett ‘Dissatisfied’ with over $1,000,000 Annual ‘Empire’ Salary

    02/21/2019 10:08:15 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 2/21/12019
    ABC News ✔ @ABC · 2h Replying to @ABC JUST IN: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Jussie Smollett arrest: "A single individual who put their perceived self-interest ahead of these shared principles will never trump Chicago's collective spirit." View image on Twitter
  • Black Caucus Chairman Purges Himself of Emanuel's 20K

    10/13/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus is purging himself of a surprise, $20,000 contribution from Mayor Rahm Emanuel amid concern that it might damage his chances of winning re-election. Instead of keeping the money and putting the windfall into his campaign fund, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) is distributing the mayor’s check — in $2,000 increments –– to ten community organizations and other groups in his ward that are working to stop the never-ending cycle of gang violence and train people for jobs. The alderman said he appreciated the mayor’s gesture and means no disrespect. But he was concerned...
  • Emanuel's Choice Was Either Get Out Or Get Beat

    09/13/2018 4:37:49 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 24 replies
    Nadig Press (Chicago) ^ | September 12, 2018 | Russ Stewart
    There are various exit strategies for a Chicago mayor. [G]et out before getting beat and not run for re-election. The most painful and humiliating is to run and get defeated. A mayor has to be egregiously inept to lose. And then there is the great beyond, dying in office. Smart mayors get out before they're voted out. Emanuel is a smart mayor. Make no mistake about this: With close to $9 million on-hand, Emanuel would have run in 2019 if he thought he would have won. His advisors concluded that he would not win, so he bailed, spewing forth the...
  • The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates

    09/09/2018 1:11:35 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | April 7, 2014, at 9:36 a.m. | David Bernstein and Noah Isackson
    At the woman’s feet, detectives found a curled strand of telephone wire. Draped over her right hand was a different kind of wire: thin and brown. The same brown wire was wrapped around each armrest of a wooden chair next to her. The following day, July 24, a pathologist in the Cook County medical examiner’s office noticed something else that had been obscured by rotting skin: a thin gag tied around the corpse’s mouth. Thanks to some still-visible tattoos, detectives soon identified this unfortunate woman: Tiara Groves, a 20-year-old from Austin. She was last seen walking alone in the wee...