Archive for August 2011

Illinois Governor The "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician

Illinois Governor The  "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician
Huckster and Flim-Flam Man are the descriptions I usually bestow upon Illinois Governor Quinn, although there are probably much better ones if I lower myself to using street lingo. Whatever the description, though, I am sure there are some people who have finally figured out that the Illinois Governor is a “Quinn”tessential Chicago Machine Politician.... Read more »

Big Illinois Tollway Fare Hike: Will You Or Won't You?

Big Illinois Tollway Fare Hike: Will You Or Won't You?
With the impending Illinois Tollway Board vote to unilaterally increase the tolls, I get the feeling that some people will begin looking for alternatives. Personally – I don’t blame them. So my question is simple – will you or won’t you submit to these increases? Naturally I would think that the decision will be based... Read more »

Tea Party Ignores History By Supporting Corporate Greed

Tea Party Ignores History By Supporting Corporate Greed
I have always said that the Tea Party was something of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde kind of thing. After all, when the Tea Party movement began it appealed to what I think was a broad cross-section of everyday Americans all over the country. What was not to like? People finally decided that enough... Read more »
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54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg

54 Double-Dipping Retired Chicago Cops Just The Tip of Pension Abuse Iceberg
According to the Chicago Sun-Times there are 54 Double-Dipping Chicago Cops living the high life since their retirement. I would certainly never begrudge anyone from enjoying their earned pensions after serving a career long enough to get it, but it does bother me when there appears to be a policy in place which allows retirees... Read more »

Illegal Immigration And It's Excuses Just Don't Cut It Anymore

Illegal Immigration And It's Excuses Just Don't Cut It Anymore
I have always said that the term “Illegal Immigration” is an oxymoron. As a Naturalized Citizen, it has always frosted my butt whenever I hear excuses about why we need to accept the burden of supporting people who willfully violate our laws. Especially since the countries that they come from would never tolerate the same... Read more »

Thank You For Your Kindness and Words Of Inspiration

Thank You For Your Kindness and Words Of Inspiration
It has been one week and this heartbroken soul is still trying to make sense over the sudden death of his pet, however, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to you all. Your kindness and words of inspiration not only comforted me, but the unselfish act of sharing your own stories of grief and... Read more »
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Devastated Over The Loss Of My Pet - I Am Sorry But I Will Take A Small Break

Devastated Over The Loss Of My Pet - I Am Sorry But I Will Take A Small Break
Sometimes we choose our pets and sometimes they choose us. And in the case of our pet cat it certainly was the latter a little over ten years ago. We had gone to a pet shop to take a look around and in the back there were two beautiful kittens vying for our affection, but... Read more »

Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..

Dare I Say It? I Agree With Rev. Jesse Jackson That The Fix Is In, But..
I have to admit that there are very few things that I could ever find common ground on with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Don’t get me wrong here either as my contempt for Jesse Jackson does not diminish the fact that I truly believe that African-Americans, as well as other minorities and low income Americans,... Read more »

Edward M. Burke and His Bodyguards: Is It Ego Or Is He Really The Mayor?

Edward M. Burke and His Bodyguards: Is It Ego Or Is He Really The Mayor?
What could possibly drive a man like Edward M. Burke to behave as if he is was somehow as powerful as the Mayor of Chicago. Is it simply the story of a delusional old man with a bad case of Big Ego? Then again maybe it is something more given the fact that he appears... Read more »
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Emanuel: It Would Cost Too Much To Fire Thieves - What's Wrong With This Picture?

Emanuel: It Would Cost Too Much To Fire Thieves - What's Wrong With This Picture?
The Chicago Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Bureau has had a long history of corruption. Even after the last organizational breakdown in 2007 forced firefighters to use GPS enabled cellphones to monitor their whereabouts and keep them honest it appears that 54 firefighters couldn’t have cared less about the new measures and decided they were going... Read more »