Donda West was a brilliant example for son, Kanye

Donda’ Rules, the book by Garrard McClendon, focuses on the scholarly works of Donda West. It is clear that her prowess as a professor became a mainline to Kanye. The definitive works of the professor and scholar, Donda West, are included in Donda’s Rules. Chapters include her systems theory on composition and rhetoric, a resolution on ebonics, a community-based economic development plan, and her studies on Alexander Pushkin.

Dow Jones loses all gains since Trump inauguration

The Dow Jones was dealt a serious blow as Covid-19 continues to blanket the landscape of the United States and the world. The hubris of Donald Trump has disappeared as the near 30,000 point Dow dwindles into a 10,000 point free fall. The Corona Virus Disease humbles everyone and with quarantine protocol as the new normal, we must all adjust to the social contract. The Feds should minimally call for nation-wide quarantine and a $5000 payment each month to every family in the U.S. for the next 6 months.

Be kind. Be humble. Be good. Be encouraged.

Jason Van Dyke Found GUILTY of 2nd Degree Murder

Jason Van Dyke found “guilty” of 2nd degree murder, “guilty” of aggravated battery with a fire arm on all 16 shots and counts of shooting and killing Laquan McDonald. He was found “not guilty” of official misconduct. Justice is served.

Shame on the Chicago Police Department, defense attorneys, the mayor’s office, and the FOP for trying to superimpose a fictitious narrative of what happened by creating a Grand Theft Auto stylized video game simulation to demonize Laquan McDonald.

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Jason Van Dyke and Attorney Dan Herbert during the verdict.

Laquan McDonald is a martyr now. William Calloway and journalist Brandon Smith, filed a Freedom of Information Act  which released the video of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke firing 16 fatal shots at Laquan McDonald.  Without these two citizens and muckraking journalists, the cover up probably would have succeeded. The day has finally come when justice has been served.

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Video Game Re-enactment of Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquan McDonald.

The FOP is still backing and defending Jason Van Dyke’s actions. The president of the Chicago FOP, Kevin Graham, blames the verdict on politicians, the courts, the jury, the judge, the public, and the news media.

Attorney Dan Herbert said that this, “is a sad day for law enforcement.” He likened the case to being in a boxing match with Mike Tyson. He felt that the odds were stacked against the officer. The video simply didn’t lie. Clearly it was 16 shots and a cover up. Jason Van Dyke is found guilty on 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Brandon Smith and William Calloway – The heroes who made the Jason Van Dyke shooting of Laquan McDonald visible through a Freedom of Information Act request. 

Writing with a Neo 2 is liberating…

Writing with a Neo 2 is liberating. No internet distraction, no email, no Google searches, and no interruptions. With this device, you just write. It is surprising how much you can get done when you aren’t a slave to alerts. And when you finish typing, you can plug into your computer with a USB cable and the Neo 2 will upload everything into a new Word file. For $25 bucks on eBay, try it out. Truly liberating.

Border Buddies or Enemies?


On the premiere episode of CounterPoint with Garrard McClendon, we’re talking about the State Line. Indiana and Illinois share a border, but is it a concrete barrier or a blurred line between consumers and businesses? We sit down with Erika Fizer, Speros Batistatos, Matt Reardon, and Patrick Reardon to discuss the business of the border. Episode #101. Aired 3/4/16