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ISIS scores a major victory in the Senate, gets 72 votes

ISIS has accomplished something that President Obama hasn’t been able to do on his own for the past 6 years.  They’ve scored a true, bi-partisan majority vote in the United States Senate. So Herculean was this effort, that Congress left Washington exhausted,  prescribing itself a full 7 weeks to recover. While not as exciting as... Read more »

Adrian Peterson was banned from his team. Maybe he should be banned from his family

“We want to get it right” seems the refrain of the National Football League these days.  Either that or,”We just didn’t get it right last time.”  For a bunch of rich, hard-nosed business guys running billion dollar organizations, they seem to want an awful lot of do-overs. One guy is banned, then re-instated, then banned... Read more »

Did Ray Rice punch Janay Palmer or was it an open-handed slap?

When you watch TV in ZOOM mode, you lose some of the images that appear around the edges of the screen.  For example, when I use the channel guide, which normally displays information about three consecutive channels, I can only see the top two. Watching the most recent video of the elevator altercation between Ray... Read more »

For Heaven's sake, let's just invade somebody

If you got the irony of the headline, good for you. If you didn’t, all is not lost.  Irony may not be all it’s cracked up to be. The question left dangling last week READ IT HERE is what we can do about ISIS. A year ago, folks like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Dick... Read more »

3 reasons why ISIS is a BIG deal

ISIS-or ISIL, if you prefer is not only the real deal, it’s a very BIG deal.  First things first, though, let’s figure out what to call them. The actual Arabic name transliterated into our linguistic lexicon would be “al dawla al islamiyye f’il iraq w’al sham.”  The first part means “Islamic State of Iraq and”…’s... Read more »

We must destroy Israel and annhialate the Jews

You may find the headline of my little blog-thing horrifying, but keep it in mind.  It is the guiding principle and driving force of the terrorist organization known as Hamas. Hindered by political correctness, we talk about the plight of the Palestinians and legitimize their claims of victimization even as they plot genocide and the... Read more »

Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters

Hobby Lobby customers may soon be required to sign a compliance form, indicating that their religious views coincide with those of David Green, CEO and founder of the company. Beyond that, the 95-page Opinion of the Court (SCOTUS) delivered by Justice Alito may have far-reaching, unforeseen and unintended consequences for years to come. I had... Read more »

Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters anymore

Even though the outcome of this case was highly predictable, it still has me scratching my head.  It may take a few more days for me to come up with anything clever to say about it. In the mean time, here’s something from a fellow ChicagoNow blogger who was able to think of some interesting... Read more »

Don't send me a Father's Day card if I'm not your father

Please don’t send me a Father’s Day card unless you know for certain that I’m your father.  For about 100% of you reading this, I know that will not be the case. I only have two children, so by the tenets of common sense and the indomitable force of critical thinking, I am only expecting... Read more »

California Chrome, California dreamin' and the harsh reality of Elmont, New York

California Chrome, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes failed to win racing’s Triple Crown Saturday, tying instead for 4th place in the Belmont Stakes. Held 5 weeks after the the Kentucky Derby and 3 weeks after the Preakness, the mile and a half Belmont Stakes is run at Belmont Park in Elmont,... Read more »
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