Archive for November 2011

Chicago felon--Robert Craemer--makes 60 White House visits

That would be Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s husband, who was convicted of writing bad checks, bank fraud and failure to pay taxes. Actually, his felony record doesn’t bother me as much as his political philosophy, which is far, far left, and which gives the lie to the assertion that President Barack Obama is slip-sliding away from... Read more »

At last, Illinois supreme court agrees to hear arguments in long-stymied parental notification law

Sixteen years ago, the Illinois Legislature enacted a law requiring a parent or guardian to be notified 48 hours before a child under 18 has an abortion. This reasonable requirement still hasn’t been enforced because pro-choice radicals like the American Civil Liberties Union have for years tied the law up in the courts, defying the... Read more »

Gov. Christie to Obama: 'What the hell are we paying you for?'

He also blames both parties for the super committee’s failure to solve the problem. Let’s hear it for the big guy.
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My best friend forever and ever

I first met Paul in fifth grade, about when he began smoking, drinking and messing with women. Well, that came a few years later, but I did meet Paul in fifth grade, where we became instant friends, although it would have been hard to find two more unlikely pals. He was a country kid, from McHenry County,... Read more »

Fitch warns of U.S. downgrade if no budget deal in 2013

Why so long from now? Give the pols another year and they’ll take it. The giant flushing sound is the American economy

Global warming impacts may be inflated: scientific article

No, this is not an article written by a “climate change denier.” It is a peer-reviewed article in the respected journal science. To quote directly from the article’s synopsis: Assuming paleoclimatic constraints apply to the future as predicted by our model, these results imply lower probability of imminent extreme climatic change than previously thought. Basically,... Read more »
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Naomi Wolf and the Occupiers: paranoia unleashed

The Occupy hysteria has served at least one purpose: Like overturning old log decaying on the forest floor to exposure yucky, disgusting stuff underneath, the Occupy baloney has exposed to daylight the warped, paranoid thinking of so much of the political Left. In this column, Wolf itemizes and “documents” the organized, coordinated and concerted fascist... Read more »

Great Scott! Dunder Mifflin Morphs Into Real-Life Brand of Copy Paper

That’s the clever headline on a Wall Street Journal story about how paper products sold by the fictional Dunder Mifflin paper company in the popular TV sitcom “The Office” now will actually be sold in Staples’ Quill.com. Might it start a trend? A Peter Florrick from the “Good Wife” to run for Cook County state’s attorney?... Read more »

The Spartans were more honest about infanticide and eugenics

The Spartans surely knew what to do with Down Syndrome children and other newborns that were considered less than desirable. Here’s one description: Shortly after birth, a mother would bathe her child in wine to see whether the child was strong. If the child survived it was brought before the Gerousia by the child’s father.... Read more »
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Rahm Emanuel: Take your holiday and shove it

At least the Creche survives secularism on the Daley Plaza. To be dedicated on Saturday. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to alter decades of tradition and call the Christmas tree that has long graced the Daley Plaza a “holiday tree”  is marked by ironies. The greatest irony is the praise heaped on Emanuel for his “welcoming”... Read more »
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