Category: Everyday thoughts

R. Kelly, Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta – Who is the criminal?

R. Kelly, Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, and Trump’s Labor Secretary Alex Acosta – Who is the criminal?
I try to call balls and strikes as I see them and I really hope that President Trump is watching this travesty of justice carefully. First off, I am not defending R. Kelly although he, like everyone else, should be given the presumption of innocence and due process before we execute him in the court... Read more »

Chicago mayoral candidate La Shawn Ford wants police to be nothing more than armed witnesses

Chicago mayoral candidate La Shawn Ford wants police to be nothing more than armed witnesses
This is one of those things that I thought HAD to be fake news.  I first heard of it through a facebook  group I belong to and my comment was “Please someone tell me that this is not real!”  It was so outrageous that I literally couldn’t believe it but sadly I checked the Illinois... Read more »

Pradamalia Mania and Jesus Taking the Wheel in the Oval Office. Take a Breath!

Pradamalia Mania and Jesus Taking the Wheel in the Oval Office. Take a Breath!
A former partner of mine in the police force once told me over the radio during a very stressful time to imagine myself in a beautiful forest meadow lying beside a babbling brook.  It didn’t work but it did crack me up which may have been just what I needed. I don’t know if anyone... Read more »
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A Former Cop's View of Police Use of Force, Jason Van Dyke, and the law-abiding citizens of Chicago

A Former Cop's View of Police Use of Force, Jason Van Dyke, and the law-abiding citizens of Chicago
This is not one of my usual Chicago history related posts but after the recent verdict of 2nd-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm leveled at Chicago Officer Jason Van Dyke, I felt it necessary and also therapeutic for me to give my opinions regarding the Jason Van Dyke trial and... Read more »

You can't stop Evil and Crazy but you can make it more difficult for them!

You can't stop Evil and Crazy but you can make it more difficult for them!
So here we go again!  Another deranged person shoots up a school and 17 lives are lost in a matter of minutes.  The Facebook profile pics change, both sides of the political aisles throw up their gauntlets, there is debate, grandstanding, outrage, political ads, people scream at Congress and try to place blame on something... Read more »

Inspired by S.M.U. - All U.S. 4th of July Celebrations Should be Banned to Protect the Sensitive!

Inspired by S.M.U. - All U.S. 4th of July Celebrations Should be Banned to Protect the Sensitive!
I have to say I was “inspired” by the latest move by Southern Methodist University to protect its students against the vile, hate-filled, triggering image of roughly 3,000 tiny American flags displayed on the lawn outside of their Dallas Hall.  Not only just flags were displayed, but a scary black sign displaying the message” 911... Read more »
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If Your Religion is OK with the Bombing in Manchester, It is Time to Re-think Your Beliefs!

If Your Religion is OK with the Bombing in Manchester, It is Time to Re-think Your Beliefs!
People will more than likely think this is a post looking to demonize the Islamic faith, it is not.  It is simply a call for those who hold beliefs that would cause them to justify the murder of at least 22 (mostly children) innocent people at an Ariana Grande concert to possibly re-think their political... Read more »

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch

Another Famous African-American, Mayor Harold Lee Washington, born on April 15 #GiraffeWatch
Today, thanks to YouTube, the world finally witnessed the birth of April the Giraffe’s calf live on the Internet. Unless you are from Chicago, and even if you are, you may not be aware that April 15th is also the birthdate of another famous African-American. I know April the Giraffe was born in New York... Read more »

Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate

Donald Trump Takes a Dive During First Debate
I was one of those voters who were still hanging on to some thread of hope that Donald Trump wasn’t some sort of Clinton plant and he really was trying to make America great again.   In fact I was actually a disbeliever in Trump and had published an article shortly after Trump announced his candidacy... Read more »
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Second Chances - The French Commando School

Second Chances - The French Commando School
After serving four years on active duty in the United States Army from 1986 to 1990, I volunteered to serve in the Illinois National Guard as a Staff Sergeant in Company C of the 131st Illinois Infantry.  We were lucky enough to be able to travel to the French Martinique and actively compete in the... Read more »