Chicago Way w/John Kass: Runaway Mayor and Chaos on Campus with Charles Lipson

Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/03/24): This week, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Charles Lipson, joins John Kass and Jeff Carlin to react to violent protests across the country on college campuses, the path to the White House for Joe Biden & Donald Trump, and what happens to the First Amendment in a digital world controlled by the hard-left. Plus, Kasso wonders if Mayor Brandon “Panicked Runaway” Johnson can handle a summer of DNC/RNC conventions?

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  1. Aw, geeze…. Kass…

    I agree that Noem stepped in steaming pile when she included the story of what happened to her dog, but either you didn’t read the whole story, or you don’t get what life on the farm is like.

    If you have a dog destroying a neighbor’s stock (in this case, chickens), you have to pay that neighbor for the lost stock and the lost potential of that stock. Farm life doesn’t allow for the time to train an animal, and you don’t dump your problems on someone else by “rehoming” a dog. It’s a hard fact, but you do the necessary thing.

    As for the buck goat (not billy – BUCK), it’s not like mountain goats that require a few pounds of seasoning to be able to make the meat edible. An intact buck can certainly be harvested and processed with no fear of taint.

    Farm life is not city life, and it’s not suburban life. It’s a hard life. Animals have to have a job and a purpose.

    Do we have dogs that we love? You betcha. I even have a couple of pet dogs. But my livestock dogs have a specific purpose. If they don’t do their job, they’re outta here.

    Please realize that the luxuries you and your pets enjoy in the city/suburbs does not fit the template of working rural and farm animals.

  2. A lot of stuff here to digest. But in the interest of brevity I’ll just focus on a topic Prof Lipson briefly touched upon since I have some first-hand experience: the history of antisemitism at NU. I spent most of my medical training at NU as well as some of my medical career. When Michael Reese Hospital ceased to exist (even prior in fact) most Jewish philanthropic monies were then redirected to NU: Lurie, Bluhm, Feinberg amongst others. And of course NU President Schill is Jewish and adding to his bonafides is his claim of losing family during the Holocaust. Of course he is the epitome of what Prof Lipson speaks of: university presidents lacking any semblance of a back bone. But I guess my point is that there is an elephant in the room here during these campus protests that no one wants to address: Jewish complicity in their own destruction. This manifests from the unquestioning allegiance of Jews to the Democratic Party to alignment with sympathizers and supporters of Hamas as exemplified by Jewish Voices for Peace. As a secular Jew growing up I could not help but to notice a sense that Jews seem to harbor a deep self-loathing and (for some reason) guilt. And now the chickens are indeed coming home to roost.

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