Posts in category "Chicago politics"

George Lucas, you self-important twit

George Lucas thinks he can jet into Chicago, claim a precious parcel of lakefront land as his own and steamroll a citizen’s group that has the law on its side. Good riddance to you, George Lucas, and take your ugly museum with you, you self-important twit. From the start, your arrogance and ignorance went hand... Read more »

Chicago should deregulate taxis instead of piling on Uber

Instead of making it tougher for Uber and Lyft drivers to operate,  Chicago should make it easier to drive a cab. Instead of imposing more onerous restrictions on the popular Uber and Lyft services, the City Council should lighten up on taxi regulations, making it easier for cabs to compete. Not to be in Chicago,... Read more »

Not Parody: CTU's Karen Lewis blames everyone except herself and Madigan

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis blamed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Chicago Public School district leadership for Chicago and the state’s school funding mess. That’s rich. Can you think of anyone who is more responsible for Chicago and some state public schools tripping over  the brink of financial collapse than Lewis, the... Read more »
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Chicago engages in a cover-up of how abortion clinics may endanger women's health

The Thomas More Society and the Pro-Life Action League have  been trying for some time now to pry loose from the city of Chicago statistics about how  paramedics had to be summoned to rush women from a Chicago abortion clinic to hospital emergency rooms. Those numbers are critical because they might challenge the abortion industry’s... Read more »

Do NOT privatize TSA security at O'Hare Airport

As someone who often favors privatization of incompetent, slap-dash and uncaring government work, I have to implore: Do NOT privatize TSA security at O’Hare Airport as Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some “powerful” Chicago aldermen are suggesting. That’s because they’ll hand over our safety to the Chicago Way of doing things. In other words, they’ll put... Read more »

The inexcusably, intolerably long TSA line at O'Hare Airport

When getting through the inexcusably and intolerably long TSA security line at O’Hare Airport as we were  leaving on Friday for Washington, D.C., I thought that it might have been anomalous. After all, why would United Airlines, in whose terminal the lines stretch to near-horizon length, put up with their customers being treated so contemptuously. The... Read more »
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The real reason for the Chicago Teachers Union strike against the students

At first, the Chicago Teachers Union said that the one-day walkout on Friday, April 1, was because its members were getting shafted by the Chicago Public School system. Shafted, as in being asked to shoulder some of the efforts to keep CPS’ from falling into bankruptcy. Then, gee, someone must have realized that depriving students... Read more »

Hey AFSCME, what the hell now?

Instead of crowing about how the Illinois Supreme Court rejected the latest effort to solve Chicago’s suffocating pension problems, it would be nice if AFSCME suggested a solution for funding public employee pensions–other than taxing everyone into oblivion. Demonstrating once again that they are prepared to ride into hell on the backs of Chicago and... Read more »

Why I voted for Frank Underwood in the Illinois presidential primary

Jeez, if Frank Underwood, the evil protagonist of the Netflix award-winning series, “House of Cards,” were on today’s Illinois presidential primary ballot, some of us would have a tough time deciding between him and the rest of the field. (Spoiler warnings!) At least with Frank Underwood, and his wife, Claire, who is running with him... Read more »
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Obama's hypocritical endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Rep. Ken Dunkin

Barack Obama’s endorsement of Juliana Stratton over anti-Madigan Illinois Rep. Ken Dunkin couldn’t be a more obvious demonstration of the president’s hypocrisy. In his Springfield speech last month, Obama spoke about the need for political cooperation with such passion that one might have even believed that he meant it. As NBC News reported: Bemoaning a... Read more »
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