Archive for June 2011

Rod Blagojevich Guilty On 17 Of 20 Federal Counts

Rod Blagojevich Guilty On 17 Of 20 Federal Counts
There was a whole lotta shakin’ going on as former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich walked from his Ravenswood Manor home to an awaiting SUV. And it appears that his shakin’ was justified as the jury lowered the boom on him. Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 Federal Charges leveled against him. The jury... Read more »

Michele Bachmann Just Another Political Hypocrite

Michele Bachmann Just Another Political Hypocrite
When it comes to the business as usual culture in Washington Politics, Michele Bachmann likes to shoot off her mouth like a Howitzer. Her favorite targets, though, seem to be President Barack Obama’s Stimulus Program and Congressional Earmarks. After all, that sounds mighty good to those who associate themselves with the Tea Party. But I... Read more »

Number Of Taxing Districts Out Of Hand But Aren't We To Blame?

Number Of Taxing Districts Out Of Hand But Aren't We To Blame?
Back on April 21st I published a post describing how 6,994 Local Government Units were over-burdening Illinois Taxpayers. Well, forget that 6,994 number. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune Watchdogs, that number now stands at nearly 8,500. The original number was high enough to make anyone take a double-take, but my goodness Illinois... Read more »
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Emily Good Arrested Invoking Her Legal Right To Tape Police

Emily Good Arrested Invoking Her Legal Right To Tape Police
The Rochester, New York Police Department evidently must be a very paranoid group. Back in May of this year, a citizen by the name of Emily Good was arrested for invoking her legal right to video tape the police conduct an investigation from the safety of her own property line’s sidewalk. I don’t know about... Read more »

NOAA Radios A Good Idea After Lax Local Media Coverage

NOAA Radios A Good Idea After Lax Local Media Coverage
Living in the Southwest Suburbs has had me shaking my head more than a number of times when it comes to severe weather. It is as if we are living in the middle of a Rod Sterling Twilight Zone episode sometimes. We just don’t know what we are in for. When my family first moved... Read more »

Huntsman To Run For President: Can GOP Accept A Real Moderate?

Huntsman To Run For President: Can GOP Accept A Real Moderate?
After Michele Bachmann announced that she had filed her papers to run for President, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. Although she may be the darling among those on the extreme right, she just hasn’t proven anything to me except understanding the art of political rhetoric. She really has that schtick down pat. In... Read more »
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Rod Blagojevich Jury Must Factor Pay To Play Culture

Rod Blagojevich Jury Must Factor Pay To Play Culture
As former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is no doubt sweating it out when it comes to his future, I remain convinced that if he is guilty then the government prosecutors better rent a few cattle cars to transport all the other corrupt politicians along with him. Don’t get the wrong idea here, I am just... Read more »

Mob Captives Will Be Made An Example Of - But Not Because of Race

Mob Captives Will Be Made An Example Of - But Not Because of Race
Mary Mitchell of the Sun-Times talks of a mother lamenting that had her wayward son committed his mob action crime in the “hood,” then his bail would have been substantially less than the $250,000 handed down against him because when its black on black crime, nobody cares. Well, perhaps that is true. However, do you... Read more »

Chicago Incapable of Combating Flash Mobs

Chicago Incapable of Combating Flash Mobs
Is Chicago incapable of combating the flash mob phenomena gripping parts of the city? Well one certainly has to wonder when you read an article that describes a situation of mob action and then the police commander in that district makes a statement that upon investigating that situation that there was no evidence of a... Read more »
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Governor Quinn Definition of Transparency Very Dark

Governor Quinn Definition of Transparency Very Dark
By now anyone who has read my posts would know that my pet name for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is “Huckster.” And what a huckster he is. For all the outward appearances of a man committed to protecting consumer rights or being ever loyal to veterans there lurks beneath the surface a very cold and... Read more »