Posts in category "Politics"

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?

Chicago Speed Camera at Challenger Park(ing Lot): to keep the kids safe?
Thank goodness the 1100 block of West Irving Park Road will soon have a speed camera to keep all the children who frequent Challenger Park safe—when they park their cars. Because Challenger Park is a parking lot. (Chicago speed camera locations, according to the Chicago Tribune) What’s that you say, there’s a park across the... Read more »

NSA Help Wanted: Don't call us, we'll call you

NSA Help Wanted: Don't call us, we'll call you
Help Wanted at the NSA The NSA, the U.S. Government’s agency for signal intelligence and information assurance, is looking for highly qualified individuals to assist in carrying out our mission. Candidates with background in cryptology or mathematics, or extensive foreign language experience can make significant contributions at the NSA. Positions with varying levels of responsibility... Read more »

In Illinois "Congress" is another word for getting f*^%#ed

In Illinois "Congress" is another word for getting f*^%#ed
Today A City Mom is taking a page from our state congress and adjourning for her summer vacation early. Since these legislative idiots totally wimped out, took the chicken-%^$ road and went home to their swimming pools before voting on gay marriage and the uber important and fiscally terrifying if it doesn’t get fixed soon... Read more »
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On Memorial Day, Remember

On Memorial Day, Remember
Today, let’s remember that Freedom is Not Free.. Let’s remember all the brave men and women who fought and died for our country, for the freedoms we enjoy every day. Let’s not take for granted that we can voice our opinions, however different, about our politicians, our government, our baseball teams or even perhaps the... Read more »

An Open Letter to Congressman Mike Quigley: Thanks for NOT listening

After the Sandy Hook tragedy, I wrote the following blog, What you can do about the Sandy Hook shooting. It included the form-letter below, which I encouraged readers to use themselves to send to their own congressmen, either paraphrasing it, or cutting and pasting it in its entirety. I sent it in its entirety to... Read more »

What you can do about the Sandy Hook school shooting

When I came home on Friday afternoon and saw my sons’ giant gym shoes in a pile in the hall and my daughter’s fake fur trimmed jacket on the coat tree, I burst into tears. My children were home. I tracked them down—each of them holed-up in their respective bedrooms, hovering over their electronic devices—and... Read more »
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Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!

Hostess Twinkies: Don’t Go!
It’s impossible for me to imagine life without Twinkies! I’m already craving them and I haven’t had one in over a year. (I am not pregnant!) And fruit pies. I’m craving Hostess Cherry fruit pies with that waxy sugar coating. Hostess Please don’t go! The Twinkie is a part of my life! My childhood! My... Read more »

"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands

"Missing" Election Coverage 2012, or Why my divided house still stands
Tonight, I will miss the election coverage because I will be out of the country. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. I had to leave for work and not because I felt the need to flee before I saw or heard one more inflammatory political ad. And the election coverage I will be missing is... Read more »