Archive for January 2011

Mayor Emanuel: Why Not Just Crown Him Today?

        Did anyone seriously think Rahmbo headed back to Chicago with any intention other than becoming the next mayor of this city?  Anyone?  Forget about the formality of one election in February…who among us can possibly stand the crazy idea of a run-off election in April?  Not me. Emanuel should lift his four-fingered right paw and... Read more »

Mayoral Bully Bashers: Three Men and a Little Lady

Mayoral Bully Bashers: Three Men and a Little Lady
    Last Monday, four of Chicago’s mayoral candidates met for a debate televised on WTTW.  To be honest, I found the platform of CPS students asking the questions a bit risky.  Could these candidates “be real” when surrounded and asked questions by a group of kids–many of whom will not be able to vote in the upcoming election?   Not... Read more »

Oprah Winfrey OWNed: she's still a big, fat fraud...

Oprah Winfrey OWNed: she's still a big, fat fraud...
  Did you happen to tune in to the “self-proclaimed” best interview evvvvvverrrrr last night?  Piers Morgan debuted his CNN chat fest with the best guest ever; apparently it’s going to be all downhill from here on out following the last question he posed to Lady O.  How could it not?  All other guests will forever be overshadowed by... Read more »
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Tucson Tragedy Aftermath: Let the Freakshow Begin...

Tucson Tragedy Aftermath: Let the Freakshow Begin...
Seems we have our “first” tragedy of 2011.  This time last year we were knee-deep in earthquake coverage.  The celebrities and politicians on both coasts were planning candle-lit-evenings while posturing with sad, glum faces and singing sappy love songs for the cameras…all in the name of fundraising for the poor, displaced people of Haiti…and, of... Read more »

Hey, Governor Quinn: I need a J-O-B...and you clearly need a speech writer...

Hey, Governor Quinn: I need a J-O-B...and you clearly need a speech writer...
  Oh, Governor, Governor, Governor…it’s your first “official” day on the job that the ”peeeeple” of Illinois elected you to (this time) but, may I be so bold as to make a suggestion?  You need help, buddy…big time. I tuned in today to see you get sworn in and hear your “big inaugural speech”.  And, while I... Read more »

Stay-At-Home-Mothers: Raising children who say the darndest things...

Stay-At-Home-Mothers: Raising children who say the darndest things...
  I’ve been a mother for almost sixteen years.  Once these hooligans were old enough to speak and eventually form opinions, I made a decision.  They were allowed to say one mean thing to me a year. It didn’t seem that long ago that I was a kid being raised by a mother who occasionally... Read more »
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A Beefeater Martini served with a Cancer chaser: It's what Christmas Dreams are Made of...

A Beefeater Martini served with a Cancer chaser: It's what Christmas Dreams are Made of...
Dad enjoying his martini at my sister’s wedding in 2002…it was a great day~our immediate family was together a couple of days before Christmas; the first time in eighteen years. Part V We all arrived back at the Kindred Hospital in Scottsdale around 3:30.  Mr. Sensible and Cheech had arrived earlier in the afternoon with... Read more »

Stories for my Father: A Doozy Dad Would Have Loved

Stories for my Father: A Doozy Dad Would Have Loved
  Part of Dad’s huge book collection; more than reading a good story, he loved to hear one. Trouble often came after he retold it…   Part IV I left the hospice around two o’clock that afternoon.  My sister-in-law gave me a ride back to my Dad’s place so I could take a shower and... Read more »

Last Rites: If there is a way to screw them up, our family will find it...

Last Rites: If there is a way to screw them up, our family will find it...
  Part lll #6 –the calm, cool and collected Chong– spoke for all of us as he fought back tears, clenched his fists, and avoided his turn…instead, he gasped, and then bellowed, “oh, no…are you fucking kidding me?”.  His reaction to Dad’s appearance once we finally arrived at the Hospice Center really said it all.  As the baby... Read more »
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Cross-country Road Trip: Courtesy of Cancer

Cross-country Road Trip: Courtesy of Cancer
We spotted a beautiful, Texas sunrise on the early morning of December 3rd…it was the only beautiful thing any of us recall regarding our drive through Texas enroute to Arizona.  Part ll… Exactly one week after I was making Aunt Donna’s cheesy pototoes, while fielding calls from my mother, I found myself in the exact... Read more »