Posts in category "Government"

2015 Chicago Mayoral Endorsement

2015 Chicago Mayoral Endorsement
So long as voters stay away from the endorsement of either Chicago Newspaper, the Sun-Times or the Tribune I would think they are already a step ahead when it comes to a 2015 Chicago Mayoral Endorsement. Let’s face it – there is something sinister and suspicious when both city newspapers blast the incumbent mayor during... Read more »

Nothing About Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony Adds Up

Nothing About Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony Adds Up
Man I feel sorry for the voters of the 75th District. They have an appointed incumbent yet nothing about Illinois State Rep John D. Anthony adds up. And that could lead to future trouble for an area that needs real leadership and vision for a diverse constituency. Matter of fact, I have been directed to... Read more »

Election Between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony Is A No-Brainer

Election Between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony Is A No-Brainer
The Illinois District 75 House of Representatives Seat is up for grabs and despite the fact that there is an incumbent involved I still think that the election between Martha Shugart and John D. Anthony is a no-brainer. And this is coming from an Independent who tends to vote for conservatives far more often than... Read more »
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CPSC Busting Buckyballs

CPSC Busting Buckyballs
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is busting balls. To be more exact they have decided to go after Maxfield & Oberton, the maker of an ADULT DESK TOY called BUCKYBALLS. What makes the CPSC actions so egregious, though, is that they are going after a company that by all accounts has been a responsible... Read more »

Term Limits: How About One 6 Year Presidential Term?

Term Limits: How About One 6 Year Presidential Term?
The 2012 Presidential Election cycle is in full swing, however, there are many people who believe that the current campaign began the day after President Barack Obama assumed office. To be fair, though, this is not about President Obama because this sort of thing has been going on for as long as I can remember.... Read more »

D-Day? House Ethics Committee Due To Address Jesse Jackson Jr. Probe Today

D-Day? House Ethics Committee Due To Address Jesse Jackson Jr. Probe Today
Could it be that we will finally get the nitty-gritty on U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.? Naturally it is always difficult to gauge which way the House Ethics Committee will go when it comes to investigating “one of its own.” Let’s face it, the Congress doesn’t exactly have a very good reputation these days. And... Read more »
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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 »

Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?

Who Took A Political Hit? Obama, Tea Party Or You?
In the aftermath of the debt ceiling crisis there seems to be a consensus that President Obama somehow took a political hit by bowing to the Tea Party. But, did he really? Obama’s liberal base isn’t very happy as they view his actions as a capitulation. But what did he give away? Some theoretical numbers... Read more »

Gabrielle Giffords Casts Vote On Broke(n) America

Gabrielle Giffords Casts Vote On Broke(n) America
Washington may have received a temporary respite from its partisan bickering when Representative Gabrielle Giffords appeared on the House floor to cast her vote in an effort to avert a government default, however, politics in America is forever broke(n). The crisis, which has held our nation hostage, not only left a bad taste in the... Read more »
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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 »