Posts in category "In The News"

Ferguson Decision: The Conversation Every Parent Needs To Have With Their Kids

Ferguson Decision: The Conversation Every Parent Needs To Have With Their Kids
I watched and listened as Bob McCulloch delivered the Grand Jury decision last night. The fifteen-year-old was sitting in the next room doing his homework while I watched Dancing With The Stars.  When ABC cut in with the ominous music, the kid joined me on the couch. Our family is part of the minority-we watch... Read more »

Tempting Fate: Molly Glynn, North Korean Hostages, and Kids Playing Chicken With A Train

Tempting Fate: Molly Glynn, North Korean Hostages, and Kids Playing Chicken With A Train
Three big stories in the news this weekend all involve grown-ups who got a raw deal after they tempted fate. Late last night, the two American fellas, sentenced to “hard labor” over in North Korea arrived back in the states. Newsflash…if you don’t want to risk imprisonment in North Korea, don’t go there. It’s really... Read more »

Top Nine Reasons Governor Quinn Needs to Concede

Top Nine Reasons Governor Quinn Needs to Concede
  Last night I poured myself a diet coke and munched on a bag of chips waiting to hear the last mind-numbing speech the current governor had to offer. I went to bed disappointed. I imagine I’m going to need to pop corn in anticipation of this guy’s removal from Springfield. I’m convinced his last... Read more »
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John Paul II - The Saint Has Finally Marched In

John Paul II - The Saint Has Finally Marched In
This post from April seems appropriate to rerun today~All Saints Day. St. John Paul II was canonized today, along with St. John XXIII. As a Catholic kid we were taught to adore the saints. As third graders, we each chose a saint, studied him/her, discovered their patronage (what cause they represented) then wrote a paragraph... Read more »

Why Carol Costello And Her Double-Standard Reporting Should Not Be Tolerated

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  Carol Costello pushed the women’s movement back about thirty years with the sound of her cackle. Silly Carol.  The Palin Family can find enough trouble on their own. Sarah, Bristol and the gang don’t really need any help from you or CNN. My issue with Costello is her take on the Palin police tapes-cue... Read more »

Twelve Places Harder To Enter Than The White House

Twelve Places Harder To Enter Than The White House
Breaking News out of the Capital is week has left me unsettled. How does a knife-wielding fella get into the White House? Oh, plenty of scenarios went through my head…but I have to tell you, “through the unlocked front door while the alarm was temporarily shut off because it was too “noisy for the house... Read more »
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IL Governor's Race: Quick-Give Gov Mumbles Some Discounted Cheese With His Rauner Whine

IL Governor's Race: Quick-Give Gov Mumbles Some Discounted Cheese With His Rauner Whine
Have you caught the latest from the Quinn Camp? Yes.  I’m talking about Governor Mumbles mowing the lawn with the hand push mower.  Nice touch for all the tree-huggers pulling the Quinn Lever in November, eh? What a guy, huh? Between listening to the “Human Ambien” bullshit the public into believing he has been “busy”... Read more »

Keeping Up With These Kardashians is Like Literally Exhausting

Keeping Up With These Kardashians is Like Literally Exhausting
I’m not really sure why I find these clowns entertaining.  Suffice it to say I’ve already invested nine seasons of my time – why stop now? And, as I suspected, tonight’s episode did not disappoint.  Bible. It started out on a trampoline… Khloe clearly got the memo: Wear backyard friendly clothes for trampoline scene.  Kim... Read more »

National Restaurant Association Kicks Mom and Infant To The Curb

National Restaurant Association Kicks Mom and Infant To The Curb
ABC 7 provided quite a tease prior to the ten o’clock broadcast last night. It went somewhere along the lines of this ~ A woman gets kicked out of Restaurant Trade Show at The McCormick Place–you’ll never guess why. The Chicago Tribune posted the breaking news regarding Saturday’s happenings. There is nothing shocking to me... Read more »
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CPS School Closures: Knowing Before Going Is For Pansies

CPS School Closures: Knowing Before Going Is For Pansies
Chances are your kid is home from school today. And, chances are you have known about said cancellation for days. My heart breaks for today’s generation.  Our kids are spoiled rotten. Everything is instant. As parents we have to know everything NOW.  And the children suffer. Thanks to Google, kids today will never know the agony of... Read more »