Archive for August 2013

U.S. Should Stay Out of Syria

U.S. Should Stay Out of Syria
U.S. President Barack Obama sat back and watched the events unfold as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad unleashed the most heinous of atrocities against his own people. Yet, rather than be decisive when he needed to be, Barack Obama was anything but. So why now Mister President? It serves no useful purpose as it offers no... Read more »

Illinois Super Scofflaws List Is Shameful

Illinois Super Scofflaws List Is Shameful
Well anyone who has read this blog regularly already knows I am no fan of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. And the reason is pretty simple – I believe that they have been a repository for patronage and that that means Illinois Taxpayers are not as well-served as they should be. Granted, they are... Read more »

Illinois Passes Cigarette Butt Law

Illinois Passes Cigarette Butt Law
I should have guessed that before former Chicago Alderman Richard “Dick” Mell engineered his blatant act of Chicago Nepotism that his Uber Liberal daughter Deborah Mell would sponsor a bill (HB3243) that will ultimately be largely ignored by law enforcement, except maybe by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As for the rest of the state’s law... Read more »
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Gompers Park Speed Cameras Are A Scam

Gompers Park Speed Cameras Are A Scam
I have said it before that these new speed cameras Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wanted to so desperately have to protect school children was just another revenue generating scam to relieve the average citizens of tens of millions of dollars from their pocket books. Well, now that the first of these cameras have been strategically... Read more »

Did Richard Mell Violate Lobbyist Laws?

Did Richard Mell Violate Lobbyist Laws?
Former Chicago 33rd Ward Alderman Richard Mell might just love the action a bit too much as his seat wasn’t officially warmed yet by his daughter, Deborah Mell before maybe getting an early jump on his lobbying career. Problem is, Richard Mell has no credentials as of yet to do so. So the big question... Read more »

Scrap Public Pensions

Scrap Public Pensions
There has been one budget deficit after another – in one state after another due to runaway Pension Debt. And as much as I would like to say that the main problem is abuse, it isn’t. Yes it is true that pension abuse is rife in some places including Illinois. But the real issue with... Read more »
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METRA Officials Lied

METRA Officials Lied
And now more of the truth is emerging about personal and political agendas by certain METRA Board Members involved in the swift ouster of former Chief Executive Officer Alex Clifford and his over-inflated severance package. The Regional Transit Authority (RTA), which has financial oversight of METRA and other transportation agencies, conducted an in-depth audit immediately... Read more »

Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery

Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery
Politicians Using Campaign Funds isn’t illegal so long as taxes are paid on them, but even after a campaign fund reform bill (as riddled as Swiss cheese) was passed abuse is rife. So rife in fact that you should see some of the worst offenders in picture gallery. This Illinois Campaign Fund Piggies Gallery shows... Read more »

Illinois Cell Phone Ban - Chicago Political Commentary

Illinois Cell Phone Ban - Chicago Political Commentary
Governor Pat Quinn finally signed an Illinois Cell Phone Ban into law on Friday. Quite frankly this is a common sense law which should have been enacted at the same time when texting while driving was outlawed. Now will it stop the thousands of morons I have seen the past few months while on the... Read more »
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Greased Jackson Prison Sentences - Chicago Political Commentary

Greased Jackson Prison Sentences - Chicago Political Commentary
There is something terribly wrong with the criminal justice system. Especially when it comes to the sentences that corrupt politicians get versus the average citizen. But rather than me try to say what I’d really like to say right now about the Greased Jackson Prison Sentences in the most coarsest of street slang possible, I... Read more »