Archive for April 2013

What's wrong with being under surveillance in public?

Imagine what would have happened if the Lord & Taylor closed-circuit TV cameras weren’t there to capture the images of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers. They probably would still be on the loose. They might have killed or wounded dozens of tourists and New Yorkers in Times Square. Their successful escape could have energized other... Read more »

Do you think your abortion clinic is safe, clean and skilled?

As the horrifying murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell continues, we are constantly assured by the abortion industry and their pro-choice ideoogues that he is the rarest of exceptions. This strikes me as a naive proposition since conditions to the “public health and safety” have been found at abortion clinics that are properly inspected.... Read more »

Defense rests in Dr. Kermit Gosnell abortion/murder trial

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19 things we geezers lament

Now that I’m older and wiser, here’s what I’ve discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran. 3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded. 5.... Read more »

Video: WTF! Was that my car that just got eaten by that sinkhole?

A sinkhole on the Southeast Side opened up and gobble three cars. WGN got there just in time to see one car fall and the (presumably) the owner rushing out to find out what the (&^%( happened. Notice the firemen waiting around waiting for the car to keel over, unable to do anything. Look closely;... Read more »

Catch me on the radio today talking about abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Sheila Liaugminas, host of  ”A Closer Look,” will be interviewing me about the Philadelphia abortion clinic where late term abortions produced live babies that were allegedly butchered by the abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. That follows from yesterday’s column, What legal abortion has wrought: Kermit Gosnell in which I quoted from the grand jury indictment that charged Gosnell and... Read more »
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What legal abortion has wrought: Kermit Gosnell

A murder trial in Philadelphia has shocked and horrified the nation. Well, perhaps not everyone; the weekslong trial of Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell, charged with seven murders, hasn’t seemed to interest the major media, (See also: Washington Post, USA Today and Slate)despite the grisly nature of his alleged crimes. Could it be because Gosnell is an abortionist, who... Read more »

Group pledges $250,000 to defeat any Illinois GOP legislator who votes for gay marriage

The group is called the National Organization for Marriage, which describes itself this way:  [NOM] a nonprofit organization with a mission to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. Founded in 2007 in response to the growing need for an organized opposition to same-sex marriage in state legislatures, NOM serves as a national resource... Read more »

Didn't get your event into the paper? Don't feel alone

Here’s a worthy event that didn’t get a mention and its sponsors don’t understand why. It was the “Black Men of Honor College Fair,” held at the Ramada Hyde Park Hotel. Said the group in an email: On April 6, 2013, more than 1,000 young Black men descended on the Ramada Hyde Park Hotel. Not one... Read more »
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It's nut-cutting time for Rep. Bill Foster

Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat that voters in the northwestern suburbs returned to the House of Representatives after a defeat, now has to come clean. Does he support President Barack Obama’s proposed budget and its excessive new taxes? Who is asking? The National Republican Congressional Committee. Here’s its press release. WASHINGTON – It’s April 15th, infamously known... Read more »
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