Archive for June 2010

Chicago Roadworkers Vote to Go On Strike

-By Warner Todd Huston The International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers’ District Council of Chicago have voted to walk off the job Wednesday night leaving roadwork on the Eisenhower expressway stalled and travelers inconvenienced. The union is demanding a 5 percent raise each of three years to come. Employers counter offered 1 percent.... Read more »

Peter Roskam Working to Keep Ally Israel Close

Israeli Ambassador: ‘Tectonic Shift’ between Israel and U.S. Diplomats Roskam Visit to Israel Next Week From the Press Shop of Congressman Peter Roskam (R, ILL): In case it wasn’t already obvious, Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren made it clear this weekend. As reported by Laura Rozen at Politico: “Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren... Read more »

Obama Used Union Middle Man For Blago Bribery

-By Warner Todd Huston The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that union leader Thomas Balanoff of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was contacted by President Obama to act as a go-between to help Obama friend Valerie Jarrett secure his vacated Illinois Senate Seat when now former Governor Rod Blagojevich was trying to sell the seat... Read more »

Most Ethical White House EVAH Forgets to Mention $40K Payout

-By Warner Todd Huston Back in the hoary days of the Obama transition Obamaniacs and other sycophants were rushing to the microphones to tell us all that we voters had just hired the most ethical White House ever. Why, White House transition team co-chair John Podesta even claimed that Obama was instituting the “strictest ethics... Read more »

Another Journo Turned Politico Turned Journo Again

-By Warner Todd Huston Well we’ve got a case of another journalist that turned into a political operative that now wants to go back to being a journalist. And would you be surprised that the journo/politico/journo redux is a Democrat? I would hope you wouldn’t because the right leaning journo to politico hardly ever happens... Read more »

Commish Tony Peraica: Three Positive Things to Come

Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica has “three positive things” that County government will be bringing us over the next few months..

Tax Hike Fever: Obama is 'Arresting the Victim After He's Been Mugged'

-By Warner Todd Huston Steve Everley has a piece at that is one of those “of course they are” moments. As we all know, White House Chief of Staff claimed that he and his comrades would never let a good crisis go to waste and Everley reminds us that the BP oil spill is... Read more »

Politico: Five Questions for Mark Kirk

-By Warner Todd Huston Mark Kirk has really made himself look foolish and if he loses this election it will be because of his ridiculous missteps on his biography. Why he felt the need to overstate his bio is anybody’s guess, but he did it. And not just once but at least five times. Politico... Read more »

Ohio Dems Seek Gun Records To Harass Gun Owners

-By Warner Todd Huston In the wake of the new Supreme Court decision on the 2nd Amendment, we have this illuminating story from Ohio and if this isn’t the perfect example of why American gun owners fear detailed firearm owners registration records in the hands of government officials there isn’t one to be had. Ohio’s... Read more »

Wash. Post Cries: White 'Hate' Groups Increasing! Says Who?

-By Warner Todd Huston It’s time once again for some more left-wing hand wringing over the supposed rise of “white militias” in the era of Obama. This time it is the blather of Metro Columnist Courtland Milloy claiming that white-based hate groups have increased substantially because we have a black president. Milloy also rails about... Read more »