Posts in category "Culture"

Hey, hey, it's Columbus Day. Time to bash the old devil. Again

Once a year, as Columbus Day rolls around, we have another great opportunity to mock, belittle and condemn the explorer who discovered America and the people (mostly Italians) who honor him. Over and over, we are reminded how he opened the door to the “European invasion”  that decimated and enslaved the  innocent and peace-loving First Peoples... Read more »

Narrow-minded protest rapper Kanye West's popup store in Northbrook Court

No, not the majority white population in Northbrook and nearby North Shore suburbs. The people who were protesting Kanye West’s “pop-up store” this weekend in Northbrook Court weren’t bigots who blanch at the sight of a black rapper in their community, as many narrow-minded reverse bigots would believe. The people who protested Kanye West’s appearance... Read more »

Racial hypersensitivity at Barrington High School

The portrayal of a Roman slave market at Barrington High School turned unexpectedly ugly. Reported the Barrington Courier-Review: Parents and students attending the [performance] from Kenwood Academy, a mostly black high school on Chicago’s South Side, took offense to the skit. One parent told Chicago’s CBS-Ch. 2 News that “regardless as to how it was... Read more »

Let's hear it for social conservatives

Social conservatives have become the third rail of American politics. Most of the candidates for president in this election cycle have not just shied away from traditional social conservative issues, but have run from them as if they were the plague. As Heather Wilhelm astutely observes in a Chicago Tribune op-ed Here in America, as... Read more »

Illinois lawmaker introduces bill to limit transgender access to locker rooms

Illinois state Rep. Thomas Morrison ( R-Palatine ) on Wednesday proposed  legislation challenging a federal dictate requiring schools to open all opp0site-sex restrooms and locker rooms to transgender students. If enacted, a state law would be pitted against a recent agreement between the U.S Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and Palatine Township High... Read more »

Finger snap, don't clap

I had heard that finger snapping instead of clapping had become de rigueur in some politically correct places, especially on campus. I encountered it earlier this month at Palatine Township High School District 211  public hearing on a transgender student wanting to use the girls locker room. Invariably, the finger snapping came from one side of the room,... Read more »

Who is Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s clout?

Who is Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s clout? That would be the guy who was able to protect what appears to be a rogue cop from discipline and firing. This is the person  once was  called, in Chicago  parlance, his “chinaman,” but political correctness has annihilated that offensive usage. Nonetheless, one can legitimately not be... Read more »

Some Spring Valley High School students support fired cop

And show that they respect authority. It was a courageous thing these students did in demonstrating their support for Ben Fields, the officer who was fired after he was  recorded on video flipping a disruptive female student out of her desk. Seems some of the students said that the student was disturbing the class and refused... Read more »

Federal Judge David Bunning makes a martyr out of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses

She follows in the footsteps of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. And while I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman exclusively, he indeed had... Read more »

Pro-choice forces push anti-conscience abortion bill through Illinois legislature

As if we weren’t looking, pro-choice forces this week are pushing an anti-conscience abortion bill through the Illinois Legislature. Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which rewrites the Health Care Right of Conscience Act, is designed to cripple or shut down  pregnancy resource centers, such as Aid for Women and the Women’s Center, that offer women alternatives to... Read more »
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