Category: Chicago

Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House?

Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House?
Q:  Does America Really Need Another Billionaire TV Star in the White House? A:  Ah, not so much. We didn’t really need the first one, but it may take another one to lift the curse. After her fiery and cohesive speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday, many Americans would like Oprah Winfrey to add... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Terrorism Is Like Pornography, You Know It When You See It

Terrorism Is Like Pornography,  You Know It When You See It
Two cities in Spain saw the kind of vehicular terror attacks this week such as we have previously seen in Nice, Berlin and London. As of this writing, 14 people are dead in Barcelona and 100 are injured, some critically.  In Cambrils, one person died and six others were injured.  One police officer killed four... Read more »

What If Nazi James Alex Fields Had Rammed His Car Into Zoe Instead of Heather?

What If Nazi James Alex Fields Had Rammed His Car Into Zoe Instead of Heather?
You don’t know Zoe, but I can assure you that she is one of the sweetest, most delightful young women you will ever meet. The thought of a delusional maniac like James Alex Fields causing her harm causes me physical pain. But it could happen. After many events, both large and small I tend to... Read more »

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning

It's Easy to Forget How Cool it is to Have Air Conditioning
Sunday’s 90 degree temperature-the hottest day of the year so far, here in Chicago-underscored something that we have come to take for granted. Air conditioning. A/C. The cool breeze. Some of you may have no recollection of living without it, but we did. It wasn’t pretty, but we did what nature intended us to do... Read more »
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Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?
Jailhouse lawyers.  It seems like everyone who’s been through the legal system equates the experience to law school.  Six months in the slammer might be equivalent to passing the bar. It’s like a guy calling himself “Doctor” because he’s survived a heart attack. For reasons that escape me now, I became part owner of a... Read more »

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today
I burned my NRA card today because I am completely fed up with their obstructionist policies, fear mongering and phony 2nd Amendment defense arguments. NOTE:  You can save yourself the hassle of reading this by clicking HERE to see the YouTube video. I was tossing out some old newspapers last week when I noticed the... Read more »

My wife wants me to get a new motorcycle, but I just can't get myself to do it

My wife wants me to get a new motorcycle, but I just can't get myself to do it
My riding buddies all agree that I’m in the enviable position of having a wife who wants me buy a new motorcycle.  The weird thing is that I just can’t bring myself to do it. I could say that it’s not about the money, but we all know that when anyone says it’s not about... Read more »
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Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV
It’s the last Wednesday of the month and this is Blogapalooz Hour, right in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. I’ve been watching presidential nominating conventions for a long time, but this is different.  We just nominated a woman to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.  This is really something.... Read more »