Tag: Dick Durbin

Dick Durbin's ridiculous take on 'chain migration'

For Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) the phrase “chain migration” is offensive to African-Americans because some of their ancestors were brought here in chains as slaves. Writes Ethan Epstein in the Weekly Standard: (Subscription may be required) Dick Durbin would like to have a word with the professoriate. It seems that the phrase “chain migration”—a technical term used... Read more »

Senate rejects progressive bias and confirms an "orthodox" Catholic to federal judgeship

Amy Coney Barrett whom Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, California Sen. Diane Feinstein and others attacked for her “orthodox” Catholicism and other imagined infirmities, has been confirmed as a judge on Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals whose jurisdiction includes Illinois. At the same time, the Senate confirmed Joan Larsen’s appointment to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. All the... Read more »

Flash! Chicago's Union Station has dirty air!

The latest of the EPA’s “alarming” studies comes in the announcement that the agency has discovered that Chicago’s Union Station–used by Metra and Amtrak diesel-powered trains–are afflicted with, cough, cough, dirty air. And get this, the air is worse during rush hour! And, believe it or not, when you walk out of Union Station, you’ll... Read more »

The joy of negative voting

This is Election Day, and I’m proud to cast my vote against the assorted utopians, finaglers and totally self-involved who are running Illinois and America into the ground. Sure, I know that goes against proper thinking handed down from the high-minded. We’re supposed to vote for, not against, a candidate. Otherwise, we’re guilty of negativism,... Read more »

Dick Durbin and Barack Obama kiss Harry Reid's behind; stiff Illinois constituents

Our very own Democratic President Barack Obama and Sen. Dick Durbin have abandoned their constituent’s well-being in order to kiss Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s butt. Illinois continues to be home to one of the nation’s largest accumulations of “temporarily” stored nuclear fuel, because Reid has used his power to block a permanent and environmentally... Read more »

Blame Sen. Dick Durbin for congressional gridlock

With public approve of Congress at or near all-time lows because partisan politics has paralyzed the House and Senate, it is amazing how Illinois’ own Democratic senator, Dick Durbin, the second most powerful man in the Senate, has escaped any blame. Of course, he doesn’t deserve the entire blame, but as Senate Majority Leader Harry... Read more »

Dick Durbin: Illegal immigrants just 'happen' to be in the U.S.

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who–Joe Biden-like–has a habit of putting his foot in his mouth did it again. But seems that no one in the media picked up on it. Or didn’t think that was important or in any way revealing. Here’s what he said during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune editorial board when... Read more »

Illinois Republicans deserve Oberweis

Not the rank and file Republicans who voted against him in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate nomination. Judging by the number of votes they gave to Jim Oberweis’ little-known but more-qualified opponent, Doug Truax, rank and file Republicans demonstrated they wanted  little of the dairy king. But they’re getting Oberweis because the GOP party’s leadership... Read more »

Sen. Durbin rakes in huge campaign contributions from defense contractors

And why shouldn’t he? He’s the chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. “Military defense spending is the largest individual component of federal discretionary spending, making the Defense Subcommittee one of the more powerful Appropriations subcommittees,” according to Wikipedia. Here are the five largest contributors, according to MapLight. Here is the group’s list of contributions to all the... Read more »

Illinois Republicans again commit election suicide

Another primary election arrives in two weeks, which means that Illinois Republicans will yet again commit seppuku. As usual, some Republicans seem happiest carving up each other, instead of their Democratic opponents. Their intraparty wounds will be sufficiently deep that enough embittered Republicans will stay home in the November general election to hand the election... Read more »
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