Posts tagged "Chicago Political Commentary"

An Explanation Is In Order

An Explanation Is In Order
I am sure there are some people wondering why this blog has not kept more current, especially since I am the type of person who enjoys the debate that often follows. Well there is a reason and feel that an explanation is in order. Anyway this strange trip of mine began a little over a... Read more »

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters

Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters
Another Election Day is upon us and like the many I have participated in thus far over the past 4 decades I remain frustrated at the lack of progress. Sadly Illinois Patronage Politics Routinely Disenfranchise Voters as party slate-makers play musical chairs with mostly the same career political hacks that either can’t seem to find... Read more »

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers

State Boxing Official Joel Campuzano KOED Illinois Taxpayers
The State of Illinois is broke because it is inherently incompetent in nearly every area of government. And one such area is when it comes to Paid Administrative Leaves, which according to the Chicago Tribune and the Governor’s Office, is supposed to be an “expeditious process. But expeditious it is NOT. Especially when you consider... Read more »
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Politics: One Draft After Another

Politics: One Draft After Another
Politics: One Draft After Another I must have one Political draft after another that are pretty much ready to go, yet, been unable to pull the trigger of late. And for that I must apologize to my regular readers and feel I must offer an explanation. Politics, by its very nature, is contentious. And while... Read more »

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen

Ambrosio Medrano Gets 10-1/2 Years In The Pen
Former Chicago Alderman Ambrosio Medrano gets 10-1/2 years in the pen and so far as I am concerned he deserves each and every minute of that sentence. Why? Because he was convicted once before for political corruption in Operation Silver Shovel some twenty years earlier. Matter of fact this sentence is more than just when... Read more »

More Laws Less Jail Space

More Laws Less Jail Space
This inane need for politicians to add laws on top of more laws has always puzzled me. Especially in these hard economic times when many of the same politicians must resort to emptying over-crowded jails. And still the trend of more laws less jail space continues. And that, in my mind, can only mean one... Read more »
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Campaign Funds Boost Politician Lifestyles

Campaign Funds Boost Politician Lifestyles
The Chicago Tribune Watchdog says the Federal Election Commission has determined that campaign funds boost politician lifestyles. Well Chicago Political Commentary says no shit Sherlock! You would think that the FEC would actually do something about rather than allow the legal use of campaign funds for personal expenditures. You know, there is just something fundamentally... Read more »

The Audacity of a Barack Obama Handshake

The Audacity of a Barack Obama Handshake
Only in the United States can the audacity of a Barack Obama handshake with another foreign dignitary attending the Nelson Mandela Memorial be misconstrued and turned into a major political issue by political nimrods who just haven’t a clue. And yet, that is exactly what happened moments after President Barack Obama shook the “bloody hands”... Read more »

Obamacare Debacle Is Non-Partisan

Obamacare Debacle Is Non-Partisan
People can spin the Obamacare issue any way they like, but the Obamacare debacle is non-partisan. And that should bother everyone. Let’s face it, it isn’t just a botched roll-out that should concern people it should be the fact that Barack Obama, the President of the United States, stood in front of the American People... Read more »
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Michael Madigan Is Way Off Base On Andy Shaw

Michael Madigan Is Way Off Base On Andy Shaw
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is way off base on Andy Shaw but that really shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands a little something about “king-making.” And in Illinois the undisputed king-maker is Michael J. Madigan and not Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association. Besides where does the Speaker of the House even... Read more »