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Steppenwolf and the Chicago theater community play the race card

Steppenwolf and the Chicago theater community play the race card
Sun-Times critic, Hedy Weiss wrote a tepid review of Pass Over, a play at the Steppenwolf Theater. Ms. Weiss is being accused of racism, bigotry, and using words that hurt people or a specific group of people. Steppenwolf Theater responded with a broadside against Ms. Weiss. “We denounce the viewpoints expressed in some of these... Read more »

Ameya Pawar takes a cheap shot calling Governor Rauner a racist

Ameya Pawar takes a cheap shot calling Governor Rauner a racist
It did not take long. The race card was played in the governor’s race before the campaigns even heat up. 47th Ward Alderman, Ameya Pawar, is running for governor. In the video below, he calls Governor Rauner a racist. Pawar dealt the race card from the bottom of the deck. Why does Pawar call Governor Rauner... Read more »

Outraged Illinois politicians are thespians

Outraged Illinois politicians are thespians
According to the Chicago Tribune, Illinois politicians in Washington D.C. expressed outrage over the testimony of former FBI Director, James Comey. Some of those politicians represent districts in Chicago. Districts suffering from poverty. Districts suffering from violence, murder, and mayhem. Districts with no economic development. Districts with no hope. Congressman Luis Gutierrez, whose district covers... Read more »
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'My father is old and crazy and carries guns'

'My father is old and crazy and carries guns'
My daughter has been a Cubs fan since birth. When she was nine, her mother and I decided to give her a terrific Christmas gift. We would send her to Cubs Spring Training, which coincided with her school break. Her mother has a friend who lives near Mesa. She made all the arrangements with the... Read more »

Facebook standards are the epitome of hypocrisy

Several months ago, I conducted a test. There were several comedic posts on Facebook demeaning Italians. I filed a complaint. Facebook replied that the posts met their standards. A few months later, I filed a complaint about comedic posts disparaging Mexicans. Once again, Facebook claimed the posts met their standards. The other day, I was... Read more »

No sympathy for the devils when gang members are killed

No sympathy for the devils when gang members are killed
“I’m thankful today that no innocent lives were lost.” Those words by Alderman Ray Lopez set off a firestorm of criticism from some of his constituents and on Social media. Lopez was speaking about a shooting and murder at a memorial. The murder victim was a gang member, a criminal. Alderman Lopez received credible death... Read more »
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Why does Chicago consent to terror

Why does Chicago consent to terror
The carnage, mayhem, and murder go on in Chicago. It seems nothing can stop the violence. Police officers are being shot and shot at. Innocent bystanders are being wounded and killed. In some neighborhoods, no one is safe. Most of Chicago reads the headlines. The rising numbers of wounded and dead are meaningless statistics. They... Read more »

All gangs are criminal enterprises and all gang members are criminals

All gangs are criminal enterprises and all gang members are criminals
Some years back there was a very good restaurant on Grand Avenue. It was open for lunch and early dinners. It served sandwiches, salads, pasta, and pizza. The place was packed for lunch, the phones rang off the hook for orders, and there was heavy traffic of people picking up carry out. On paper, the... Read more »

Lives do not matter in Chicago

Lives do not matter in Chicago
“These murders went out of the comprehension of a civilized city,” the Tribune editorialized. “The butchering of seven men by open daylight raises this question for Chicago: Is it helpless?” (Chicago Tribune) The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre caused an uproar in Chicago. The stark black and white photos of corpses mutilated by machine gun fire... Read more »
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'The Silence of the Peeps'

'The Silence of the Peeps'
According to the Chicago Tribune, lawmakers are asking questions about a viral Facebook video of a man being dragged off of a United Airlines flight. Chicago Aldermen want to hold hearings. United States Senators, including the two from Illinois, are demanding answers. The video only shows the man being physically removed. It does not record what occurred... Read more »