Archive for July 2011

Quinn Payback Appointment? Jennifer Burke Added To Illinois Pollution Control Board

Quinn Payback Appointment? Jennifer Burke Added To Illinois Pollution Control Board
For a man who has built himself up as being a one-man crusader for political reform and slamming the corrupt Business As Usual Politics of a sitting governor, Pat “the Former Reformer” Quinn sure has enjoyed the spoils of occupying the Governors Mansion. Then again, anyone who likes to watch the eyes of politicians, or... Read more »

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"

Illinois House Republicans File Remap Suit, Cite "Partisan Gerrymander"
Illinois Republican House incumbents filed federal suit on Wednesday against the Illinois Board of Elections over the Democratic Remap. The lawsuit asserts that the new districts drawn by Democrats not only discriminates against Latinos and Republicans, but it also called the remap a “partisan gerrymander.” In all, 10 Republican Incumbents and 6 others have been... Read more »

Americans Can End Whore House Politics By Demanding An "Everybody In Open Primary"

Americans Can End Whore House Politics By Demanding An "Everybody In Open Primary"
As the rancor and dysfunction in politics increases, more and more Americans have become less inclined to favor either party. According to a Mickey Edwards article written for the Atlantic, some 40% of voters now describe themselves as “Independents.” Hopefully that number will continues to grow since it would finally offer voters the power to... Read more »
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Another Twist With Koschman Homicide Case Files

Another Twist With Koschman Homicide Case Files
The Chicago Police Department is probably wishing that the Chicago Sun-Times would let go of their dogged determination to get at the truth when it comes to the homicide of David Koschman. However, the Sun-Times has chosen to do their due diligence in what appears to be a massive cover-up, at least to those of... Read more »

Boehner Puts His Official Stamp On The Party Of NO! Walks Away!

Boehner Puts His Official Stamp On The Party Of NO! Walks Away!
Speaker of the House, John “Weepy” Boehner has finally put his Official Stamp of Approval on the Party of NO. Then again, anyone who has been watching the debt ceiling crisis escalate, until Boehner finally walked away yesterday, knew that the Republicans were not dealing in good faith from the beginning. Even though there are... Read more »

If FAA Has Partial Shutdown At Midnight Buy Your Airline Tickets Tax Free! Updated!

If FAA Has Partial Shutdown At Midnight Buy Your Airline Tickets Tax Free! Updated!
Keep your eyes on the clock and your fingers on the computer keyboard because if the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a partial shutdown after midnight Friday Night you stand to save some serious money! The FAA is currently in a partisan dispute over legislation to extend that agency’s operating authority and if they can’t... Read more »
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Illinois Remap Showdown: Federal Lawsuit Filed Alleging Voting Rights Act Violation

Illinois Remap Showdown: Federal Lawsuit Filed Alleging Voting Rights Act Violation
As expected the Illinois GOP has filed the first in a series of many Federal Lawsuits challenging the Democratic-drawn remap of the Illinois Senate districts alleging that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been violated because it unfairly discriminates against African-Americans and Hispanics. Of course that isn’t the only reason – let’s face these... Read more »

GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?

GOP Imploding: Will 2012 Bring A Reversal of Fortunes For Democrats?
The tides of discontent swings like a pendulum. As Democrats found out during the mid-term elections of 2010, if you anger the public – there will be repercussions. The Tea Party seized the moment and the balance of power shifted to the GOP in the House of Representatives. Americans wanted change and more importantly an... Read more »

Obama Administration Says NO To Medicaid Verification

Obama Administration Says NO To Medicaid Verification
Illinois wants to make sure that people applying for Medicaid produce a little more proof than merely writing down an address as proof of residency, except the Obama Administration says NO! The reason for that is because the procedure would have been more restrictive than the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I can’t see... Read more »
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Email Seeking Straight Answers From Boehner Nets GOP Talking Points Instead

Email Seeking Straight Answers From Boehner Nets GOP Talking Points Instead
It seems to me that whenever I send a public official a letter or an email seeking some straight answers, I get anything but. Rather than simply getting to the heart of the matter and answering the questions, politicians must make it a point to weave their stale party talking points into any response. It... Read more »