Evil/Hate/Indifference/Religion/ Is There a Culprit?/Guns vs Mental Health

Evil/Hate/Indifference/Religion/ Is There a Culprit?/Guns vs Mental Health
We are continuing to live in a world where evil lurks all around us, no matter where you are, no matter where you go, there is someone or something evil who hates you, and it’s not always about religious beliefs. How often have we heard that religious beliefs and or religious differences have been the... Read more »

New Zealand/ America/Gun Laws/ A World Dilemma/ Terrorists Who Kill

New Zealand/ America/Gun Laws/ A World Dilemma/ Terrorists Who Kill
Once again the Disciples of hate have forced themselves into the Breach. A country of such beauty and charm that it is said that when visitors leave the country, they leave as WHANAU ( family). So it is shocking to hear the news of a mass shooting and killing of at least 49 people and... Read more »

Spring Breakers/We know Your Coming/ So do the Police/Leave Stupid at Home

Spring Breakers/We know Your Coming/ So do the Police/Leave Stupid at Home
I can honestly say that bizarre, rowdy, alcohol, and drug fueled behavior was in no way  a foreign awakening to me since we moved to Florida. After being a Cop for 33 years it was just part of the every night and early morning  scene that all Cops have a front row seat to. Drunken driving,... Read more »
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Guerrilla Marketing/ New Laws/More Laws/ Ignored Laws/Chicago's More of the same Merry Go Round

Guerrilla Marketing/ New Laws/More Laws/ Ignored Laws/Chicago's More of the same Merry Go Round
Last week Alderman Brendan Reilly of the City’s 42nd Ward held a news conference to address what he calls  Guerrilla  Marketing. It’s actually the practice of individuals and companies plastering stickers on anything in sight to call attention to their  particular brand. Essentially it’s a cheap and easy  way of free advertising. Of course anyone... Read more »

Joan Of Arc or Granny Clampett /Gun Violence/ A Much Needed Compromise

Joan Of Arc or Granny Clampett /Gun Violence/ A Much Needed Compromise
While Chicago’s two lone survivors of the Mayoral free-for-all, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle began the bashing, demeaning, and all out negativity that accompanies political races in Chicago, the rest of the Country is moving right along.Thankfully  spared from hearing the grotesque accusations blaring from the incessant commercials of just who is the savior “Joan... Read more »

The Sugar Queen/ Silence/ The Machines Last Great hope/ The City Of Big Shoulders Needs a Head

The Sugar Queen/ Silence/ The Machines Last Great hope/ The City Of Big Shoulders Needs a Head
A few days ago my esteemed colleague at ChicagoNow, Bonnie McGrath posted a terrific piece on mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle.  By terrific, I mean, if you are a Preckwinkle believer.  I for one am not. It was titled “The Preckwinkle package, experience, temperament, ethics, and the big shoulder Chicago needs.”  In my opinion Preckwinke’s experience... Read more »
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The Great Silence/ Hidden Deaths/Medical Negligence/Is It a Code of Silence?

The Great Silence/ Hidden Deaths/Medical Negligence/Is It a Code of Silence?
The availability of guns and gun deaths in America by no means is a well kept secret. Blaring headlines on an almost daily basis, and the constant drum beat by politicians, gun opponents and gun advocates barely escapes our notice.  Last year gun deaths in America reached 39,773, the highest total in 50 years according... Read more »

Left Wingers /Right Wingers/ Unite / The Wing Nuts Are Coming/ The War on Common Sense/

Left Wingers /Right Wingers/ Unite / The Wing Nuts  Are Coming/ The  War on Common Sense/
Once in a while when we take a look back into our history and reflect on our great Democracy, and I’m not suggesting Democracy is a bad thing, but at times it can be deeply flawed. Back in 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded idiots, imbeciles, the feeble minded, epileptics, and ... Read more »

The Winds of Change/Gun Owners/Whose Strapped/Who's Thinking of Strapping/A Trend is Brewing

The Winds of Change/Gun Owners/Whose Strapped/Who's Thinking of Strapping/A Trend is Brewing
Last  month a defendant appeared in court  to answer a  charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a Conceal- Carry Permit. A veteran Cook County Judge asked him why he was carrying a gun. His answer almost brought down the house, in fact, it made the next days front page in one local paper in... Read more »
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Freedom Of the Press/ Exceptionalism/Chicago That Toddlin Town.

Freedom Of the Press/ Exceptionalism/Chicago That Toddlin Town.
When Frank Sinatra sang the words “Chicago that Toddlin Town, even the Preacher Billy Sunday could not have shut it down,” he probably had no clue just how Toddlin it really is.  For any of you who may have been on a Space Station or in a coma for the last 3 weeks Chicago has... Read more »