Archive for November 2015

Carly Fiorina's lies killed Officer Garret Swasey and Iraq War veteran, Ke’Arre Stewart

Carly Fiorina's lies killed Officer Garret Swasey and Iraq War veteran, Ke’Arre Stewart
Carly Fiorina was not the shooter at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, last week.  Fiorina did not fire at the 3 people who died or the 9 others who were wounded. Fiorina did not give the shooter his gun, but she supplied him with all the ammunition needed to foment yet another... Read more »

Laquan McDonald is just another brick in Chicago's wall of silence

Laquan McDonald is just another brick in Chicago's wall of silence
There’s not a lot to be said about the shooting death of Laquan McDonald more than 13 months ago.  He was walking away from police when he was first shot and knocked to the ground.  His prone body was riddled with at least 15 more bullets. The police initially said that he broke a window... Read more »

Syrian refugees are not the droids you're looking for

Syrian refugees are not the droids you're looking for
Refugees fleeing Syria by the thousands overwhelmed resources in Eastern Europe and set up an unprecedented crisis of human rights.  Last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris tarnished many of the sterling plans previously proposed for resettlement of the refugees. Star Wars fans will recognize the title of this piece as a paraphrase of a line... Read more »
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Ben Carson's scholarship to nowhere

Ben Carson's scholarship to nowhere
Ben Carson is pissed that he’s being vetted by the American press.  After all, what right do they have to check the veracity of the claims of a man who wants to be the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces? It’s not like he’s going to have access to our nuclear launch... Read more »

What to expect when you hold up a bodega

What to expect when you hold up a bodega
If you’re planning to hold up a bodega, the best advice anyone can give you is, “Don’t do it.”  If you can’t be dissuaded, please read on. Here in Chicago, most people don’t call the local convenience stores bodegas, but the name seems to be gaining traction.  New York is famous for its bodegas.  There’s... Read more »

Ben Carson may be the greatest neurosurgeon...Follow up

Ben Carson may be the greatest neurosurgeon...Follow up
This is a follow up to yesterday’s piece about Dr. Ben Carson.  In case you missed that one, you can read it here. As anyone who writes will tell you, one of the toughest things about writing is to sit down and start writing.  One of the other toughest things is knowing when to stop... Read more »
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Ben Carson may be the greatest neurosurgeon in the history of neurosurgery

Ben Carson may be the greatest neurosurgeon in the history of neurosurgery
              Ben Carson may have been a great neurosurgeon, but even as an average surgeon, he would definitely have been the quintessential example of an idiot savant . Even if I could get wrap my head around the fact that Dr. Carson was a gifted pediatric neurosurgeon,  I would... Read more »