Posts tagged "President Barack Obama"

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell
George Orwell H.L Mencken The name of this blog comes from being fearless and telling it like it is.From a young age, my parents taught me to question the world around me. As a kid, I did not believe in Santa Claus. The story, in my mind, had holes in it. That’s where it all... Read more »

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party
The people in the neighborhoods of Englewood, South Shore, Chatham, and Auburn Gresham among others in the city, have been begging for help for decades. Long before White liberals decided that something is wrong with the city. These people continue to be ignored because of race and lack of political clout. Things started to turn... Read more »

The Anatomy Of The Slave Mentality in 2013

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I like hockey. I like Motorhead. Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of my favorite shows. I drink Jameson. I’ve been told on several occasions that I speak ‘proper.’ I know the correct word is ‘properly,’ I used the aforementioned word to show how people often describe me. One of my fellow Red Eye columnists explored... Read more »
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Attack ads in the 2nd Congressional distrist race distracts voters from what's really important

Attack ads in the 2nd Congressional distrist race distracts voters from what's really important
A lot of Democrats seem to complain about Republicans for some of the same stuff they do themselves. After the last election cycle, you would  think that the liberals would learn from the epic beating the Republicans took. Wishful thinking on my part I’m sure. I’m from South Shore. That’s within the boundaries of 2nd... Read more »

Jesse Jr and Sandi Jackson indicted during Black History Month

Jesse Jr and Sandi Jackson indicted during Black History Month
Every time I am in South Shore to visit friends and family, I drive by the corner of 71st and Yates where the joint office of former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandi, former 7th ward alderman were located.  When I see the building still plastered with campaign signs, I turn my nose... Read more »

If you think what Chris Culliver said was bad,go to a Baptist church next Sunday

If you think what Chris Culliver said was bad,go to a Baptist church next Sunday
  “I don’t do the gay guys man, I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.” To most people, the comments made by San Francisco 49ers... Read more »
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A list of Fanning the Flames since 1978's favorite articles of 2012

This is a list of my favorite articles I have read this year. Click on the links to see you if agree or not. The David Koschman Case, Chicago Sun-Times by Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin I thought that the investigative reporting staff at the Sun-Times did an excellent job bringing the particulars... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers

Seven Deadly Sins: Pride - Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers
“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18 Pride normally makes people feel really good about themselves. On the other side of that coin,pride can make people do and say some colossally stupid things. What is pride? It is easy to Google it. But what is it really? What... Read more »

Making the case for doing whatever the fuck you want on Election Day

“If Romney wins there are going to be many riots in the next four years. I’ll be starting one of them.”  That is from the Twitter account of an idiot. An idiot who has not properly thought out their immediate future. “I was going to say, if Obama wins I’m moving out of America. But... Read more »
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Fanning the Flames since 1978 endorses Gary Johnson for president

Michigan v. Ohio State. Yankees v. Red Sox, White Sox v. Cubs, and Democrats v. Republicans. Those are all some pretty intense rivalries. No matter what either side says, neither one of those groups will never come to a consensus on anything.  That is something that the American people can no longer stand for. Voter... Read more »