15 Potential Mayors/ A Chicken in Every Pot/Who Will Survive

15 Potential Mayors/ A Chicken in Every Pot/Who Will Survive
Just days after Illinois voters survived the months long  battle of the billionaires, which featured two billionaire Governor wannabe’s who  spent close to a quarter of a billion  dollars of their own money trashing and bashing each other for weeks on end, Chicago will now get it’s turn. Thank you sir may I have another.... Read more »

Chicago's Crime Stats/The Fiction/The Reality

Chicago's Crime Stats/The Fiction/The Reality
Every month or so the Chicago Police Department releases the monthly crime statistics. Of course whenever you have to rely on any organization including Police Departments reporting on their own results, it’s always wise to sometimes be aware of the messenger. The difference between fiction and reality is of course fiction has to make sense.... Read more »

Active Shooters/Run/Hide/ Fight/Northwestern Got It Right

Active Shooters/Run/Hide/ Fight/Northwestern Got It Right
My congratulations to Northwestern University for having the sense to take an intellectual approach, to at least acknowledge there are somethings that can be useful when facing the possibility of confronting an active shooter. They have produced a 15 minute video that gives potential victims at least some ideas that indeed, could mean life and... Read more »
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The Death of E Pluribus Unum/The Rise of Probe

The Death of E Pluribus Unum/The Rise of Probe
Hardly a day goes by in America when we are not sodded, or for lack of a better word deluged with the headlines and talking heads announcing yet another new PROBE of something or another. For this article I will mostly stick to politics. However PROBES in America have become as common as the obituaries... Read more »

America's Dilemma /The Second Amendment/The Good/The Bad The Ugly/

America's Dilemma /The Second Amendment/The Good/The Bad The Ugly/
America is  yet again reeling from the news of 3 more mass shootings in one weeks time. Per the usual, the calls for gun control are once again center stage. Since 1965, including the Texas Tower 11 dead, through the Virginia Tech’s slaughter of 33 dead, to Sandy Hooks 28 killed, to Luby’s Cafe in... Read more »

Two Days in November/A Grateful Nation Turns it's Loving Eyes Towards You.

Two Days in November/A Grateful Nation Turns it's Loving Eyes Towards You.
For almost my entire life two days in November always held a special  significance  for me.  On Saturday 10 November “Mother Green” turns 243 years old.  To all the men and women who served her I want to say, ” Thank God such people lived among us.”  I for one can say proudly that almost... Read more »
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Human Life is Cheap?/Casablanca/Chicago

Human Life is Cheap?/Casablanca/Chicago
I believe the very first I heard the expression “Human life is cheap” was in the movie Casablanca. The Nazi Major Strasser, answers a worried Ilsa Lund,(Ingrid Bergman) after she inquires about the safety of her husband in Nazi occupied Casablanca. “My dear perhaps you have already observed that in Casablanca Human life is cheap.”... Read more »

Tougher Gun Laws/Yada-Yada/Oh! the Caterwauling/Fugacious.

Tougher Gun Laws/Yada-Yada/Oh! the Caterwauling/Fugacious.
I sincerely apologize for using Caterwauling and Fugacious, along with Yada Yada in a story as serious as Gun Control. But the reality is, it fits the folly.Overall research shows that lax gun-laws invite more gun deaths while stricter laws make us safer. In other words, it follows that common sense laws followed by strict... Read more »

The Slaughters Continue/ Prevention/The Israeli's

The Slaughters Continue/ Prevention/The Israeli's
The attack on the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburg has once again brought on the cries of armed guards in Schools and Churches and “Soft Targets.” In other words where people are most vulnerable and most likely to be helpless against a determined killer, armed with  an AR-15 and  several Semi automatic hand guns. It’s happened... Read more »
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Lunatics/Innocence/Cops the 98%

Lunatics/Innocence/Cops the 98%
Another mass shooting and killing of innocents has stunned the American people, yet again. A Pittsburg Synagogue’s Jewish congregation brutally attacked by what I could only describe as a Lunatic. The suspect identified as Robert D. Bowers was  armed with an AR 15- and 3 semi-automatic handguns.  After 30 minutes of sustained gunfire 11 people... Read more »