Posts tagged "Chicago Machine Politics"

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers
When Toni Preckwinkle ousted Todd Stroger as Cook County Board President she immediately declared “this victory belongs to the people of Cook County.” and that the hopes of county residents have often been tempered by cynicism, “but not this time!” “Their message is clear. Now is the time to repeal the Stroger sales tax, now... Read more »

Alderman Ed Burke A Private Dick? We Must Be Feckin' Eegits!

Alderman Ed Burke A Private Dick? We Must Be Feckin' Eegits!
Chicago Alderman Edward Burke is a guy who has tried to keep law-abiding citizens from owning guns, yet this extravagant spender of taxpayer monies not only has a staff of citizen paid body guards but has registered himself as a private “dick” and is permitted to carry semi-automatic weapons to and from work. Curiously, though,... Read more »

McDonough Associates Clout: Just One Reason Illinois Politics Needs Change

McDonough Associates Clout: Just One Reason Illinois Politics Needs Change
If I have said it once I’ve said it a thousand times in some shape or form already – “the amount of monies extracted from the taxpayer is in direct proportion to what the politically connected insiders take out of the system.” And nowhere is that truer than right here in Illinois where controlling the... Read more »
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Jodi Kantor's The Obama's and Chicago Politics

Jodi Kantor's The Obama's and Chicago Politics
President Barack Obama already has his media machine discounting revelations contained in “The Obama’s,” a book by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. However, that is a pretty much a normal ploy among the power elite whenever a book is about to be published about them. Let’s face it – damage control is standard operating... 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 »

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 »
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