Archive for November 2017

Roy Moore Will Win the Senate Race in Alabama and Take His Rightful Place in the Swamp

Roy Moore Will Win the Senate Race in Alabama and Take His Rightful Place in the Swamp
Roy Moore is probably going to win the seat once held by Jeff Sessions and become Alabama’s next U.S. senator. I say that with the same enthusiasm I feel for my once-a-decade colonoscopy. Roy Moore is uniquely unqualified to be a United States senator, which makes him a Republican in good standing. He will be... Read more »

It's Pretty Clear that Russia's Meddling Went a Long Way to get Donald Trump Elected

It's Pretty Clear that Russia's Meddling Went a Long Way to get Donald Trump Elected
Bill Maher has an occasional segment on his show, Real Time entitled “I don’t know it for a fact, I just know it’s true.” I don’t know it for a fact, but Russia’s responsibility for the election of Donald Trump is something that I just know is true. Despite Trump’s claim of a landslide victory,... Read more »

Five Reasons to Skip Thanksgiving Dinner and Five Usable Excuses

Five Reasons to Skip Thanksgiving Dinner and Five Usable Excuses
Parts of this have been reprinted from previous posts.  You can scroll down to the bottom if you’d like to skip to the advice that will help you gird yourself for the inevitable Thanksgiving Battle Royale: Reasons to skip Thanksgiving dinner: 1. Get a 70″ TV at Walmart for $100 2. Crazy cousin Eddie got... Read more »
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Vote for Roy Moore for Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church

Vote for Roy Moore for Pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church
Roy Moore should be the pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama and I say that with a caveat for the judge. You may want to parse your sermons carefully Roy, Antioch Baptist Church has a mostly black congregation. On the plus side, it’s conveniently located on East Meighan Boulevard between Johnson’s Hot... Read more »

Brothers and Sisters of the Resistance, It's Time to Accept the Fact that Donald J. Trump is Our President

Brothers and Sisters of the Resistance, It's Time to Accept the Fact that Donald J. Trump is Our President
I wrote the headline above and the little piece below back in March, when Donald J. Trump had been on the job for two full months. I was trying to “get into it.”  I wanted the man to succeed.  Any president’s success should be good for the country, right?  I couldn’t finished it.  Trying to... Read more »

Sarah Silverman is Wrong about Nobody Being Irredeemable

Sarah Silverman is Wrong about Nobody Being Irredeemable
I admire Sarah Silverman’s optimism about the nature of Earthlings, but it begs the question,  How long have you lived here?  Everyone has the right to be wrong, Sarah, please don’t abuse the privilege. Silverman has an issue with Hillary Clinton’s reference to the fact that her (Clinton’s) “Basket of Deplorables” are irredeemable. I’m not... Read more »
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Illinois Legislators Need to Pass Barbara Wheeler's HB 4120 or Admit That They Suck

Illinois Legislators Need to Pass Barbara Wheeler's HB 4120 or Admit That They Suck
In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Illinois’ first attempt to outlaw “bump stocks” failed. Perhaps Illinois lawmakers were reluctant to appear sympathetic to the victims of mass shootings. In a piece I wrote last week entitled, “Guns Don’t Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People,” I referred to... Read more »

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism

I'm Really Pissed This Veterans Day and I'm Sick of What Passes for Patriotism
There’s about 4,800 homeless veterans in Los Angeles.  Luckily, they’re in L.A. and not here, in Chicago, where it was 20 degrees last night. Happy f**king Veterans Day. If you ask those 4,800 homeless veterans, would any of them care if you stand, kneel or squat and take a dump during the national anthem?   Would... Read more »

Guns Don't Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People

Guns Don't Kill People, the NRA and the Politicians in Their Pockets Kill People
There’s some truth to the saying “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” There’s nothing that an inanimate object, like a gun can do of its own volition.  Like many of man’s inventions, it requires the human touch. The problem, as I see it is keeping innocent guns out of the hands of people inclined... Read more »
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What is it About Hookers that Makes Them Think They're Lawyers?

What is it About Hookers that Makes Them Think They're Lawyers?
Back in 2015 I become a partner in a building in Zion, Illinois.  Our first vacancy came a year later, when a long time tenant moved to Kenosha. She had always paid her rent on time and we were sorry to lose her. My partner, Jerry showed the apartment while I was away and gave... Read more »