Archive for September 2011

State Senator Suzi Schmidt: Is She Fit To Govern Amid Latest Abuse Revelations?

State Senator Suzi Schmidt: Is She Fit To Govern Amid Latest Abuse Revelations?
I don’t know about you, but there seems to be something awfully weird going on between Illinois State Senator Suzi Schmidt and her husband Robert. This is also not the first time there have been revelations and the allegations of spousal abuse. But who is exactly abusing whom here? And does this abuse in any... Read more »

Rick Santorum Senses GOP Dissatisfaction - Duh - Really?

Rick Santorum Senses GOP Dissatisfaction - Duh - Really?
Rick Santorum is a man who aspires to sit in the Oval Office one day, but can it be that he is a little slow in evaluating the pulse of things? I mean, come on, why did it take so long for a political contender to realize that there was dissatisfaction amongst his party faithful?... Read more »

Latest Tribune Investigation Confirms Lawmakers Defraud Taxpayers

Latest Tribune Investigation Confirms Lawmakers Defraud Taxpayers
What have I told you over and over again? Illinois Lawmakers make laws to enrich themselves! And the sad thing about it is that Illinois Voters continue to turn a blind eye by voting these same thieves back into office – time and time again. Talk about perversions centering on pain! But hey, I have... Read more »
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Joliet Plays Chicago Politics And Stiffs Residents With Tax Increase

Joliet Plays Chicago Politics And Stiffs Residents With Tax Increase
Joliet Mayor Tom Garriante seems to have taken a page right out of the Chicago Tax Playbook; i.e. screw residents while leaving businesses who ruin its’ roads and bridges alone. And so it is – Joliet residents will get tagged for an increase in their sales tax and utility taxes in 2012 after the City... Read more »

The Man Who Has Hurt Education Most Says Gambling Expansion Will Hurt Schools

The Man Who Has Hurt Education Most Says Gambling Expansion Will Hurt Schools
Man – talk about the pot calling the kettle black on education! But hey, we should be used to that from Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. This is a man who has made talking out of both sides of his mouth an art form! But let’s not kid ourselves for a moment – Governor Pat Quinn... Read more »

Chicago Teachers Union Files Unfair Labor Complaint

Chicago Teachers Union Files Unfair Labor Complaint
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has accused the governing board of the Chicago Public Schools of “unfair labor practices and coercing union members” at schools to sign waivers, which allow them to opt out of the existing teachers contract and has now filed a complaint with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. The CTU complaint... Read more »
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Obama Address Has Me Day Dreaming Of An Address Of My Own

Obama Address Has Me Day Dreaming Of An Address Of My Own
President Barack Obama will present the nation with yet another speech, this one supposedly to tell us how he will spur job growth. But, you and I already know that this latest gig is nothing more than another opportunity to remind us how Republicans (and in particular the Tea Party members) have hampered his abilities... Read more »

Hoffa Statements And A Tea Party Calling The Kettle Black

Hoffa Statements And A Tea Party Calling The Kettle Black
Amy Kremer of the Tea Party Express called on President Barack Obama to “condemn this inappropriate and uncivil rhetoric” after Teamsters Union President James Hoffa said the Tea Party had launched a “war on workers” and “let’s take these son-of-a-bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.” Well, I certainly understand... Read more »

Another Pension Sucking Yahoo?

Another Pension Sucking Yahoo?
A Chicago Tribune / WGN-TV investigation has uncovered yet another greedy “in-the-know” yahoo sucking up pension money and sticking it the taxpayer. As I said in an earlier post regarding double-dipping cops – this is just the tip of the iceberg. Exactly how these sweet deals originate in the first place need to be questioned... Read more »
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Adam Kinzinger Office Staff Calls Cops On Peaceful Protesters?

Adam Kinzinger Office Staff Calls Cops On Peaceful Protesters?
U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger is no stranger when it comes to getting HIS message out. However, if his constituents want to get a message out to him via a peaceful protest (in front of his office) – well, then his staffers are instructed to call the cops. And they just didn’t do it once –... Read more »