Archive for December 2012

Help Me Spend My Millions!

I received this email this morning. Came at the right time: I had just dropped and shattered my favorite coffee cup. Now I can afford a replacement. But… because I am generous, I am going to share my wealth with the Chicagonow community, so anybody who wants to contact my benefactor for a few mil,... Read more »

5 Things You Will Have To Do Because The World Didn't End

I woke up this morning and not only didn’t the Great Blizzard miss most of Chicago, but the world did not end. Therefore, we will all have to:   Buy Christmas Presents Obey the Winter Parking Ban Suffer through the New Year Eve countdown shows for 2013 Slip over a Fiscal Cliff, which is a... Read more »

When the Gun is the Boy's Best Friend

There will be more Sandy Hooks. It is predictable as the sun rising and setting. What is just as predictable is that it will be boys, young and younger men committing most of the acts. Why? Because the gun is the boy’s best friend when he is isolated, lonely and afraid.  It is the boy’s... Read more »
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Obama Ramps up Bush Police State

Oh, yes. Remember the hue and cry over President Bush wanting to listen to conversations of suspected terrorists communicating with individuals in the United States. I’ll be some of you do, some of you right here on this site, who were probably “outraged” about it. You hoped that it would change under President Obama, and... Read more »

I am Surrounded in the US by Guns and Nuts

I have to eat, so I have to work, so I have to travel for my work. Almost always I have to go alone. I go to places that are well off and I go to places that look like war zones, with deserted, crumbling buildings, and to places where the local “town halls”  are... Read more »

Chicago Attorneys Makes it Safe for Possible, Alleged, Potential Drunks to Fly

Ever get one of those notices that you werea victim in a class action action lawsuit and will be able to collect…usually not much?  Surprises you, because you did not even know you were hurt or a victim, no? You know how it goes: Mindless Lawsuits R Us sends you a notice saying that you... Read more »
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University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park

University of Chicago to Tear Down Reagan's Home in Hyde Park
Many people know that President Reagan was born Illinois and lived here while growing up. Few know that Reagan lived in Chicago. Most think of his downstate homes, his birth home in Tampico and his childhood home in Dixon, Illinois. Few are aware that Reagan lived only a few short blocks from the home of... Read more »

"Sins" and the Atheist

"Sins" and the Atheist
There are sins and there are crimes. The basics of law in the United States and most of the Western World are based upon the Judeo-Christian tenets of faith. You know them; they were codified by a Jew who came down from the mountain, after talking to the Almighty, only to find that his followers... Read more »

Old Signs of Chicago, December 01 2012

Old Signs of Chicago, December 01 2012
Lettering in the window boasted it was in business since 1945 or 1946, forget exactly. It’s a doughnuts toss away from Chicago Police headquarters — or was. Still around and in biz, with a new, fancy sign somewhere? Here’s where it was.        
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Are Chicagoans Friendly?

Are Chicagoans Friendly?
How do you react when somebody, a stranger, tries to strike up a conversation with you? Suppose you are standing at the bus stop, or eating lunch or having a drink at a watering hole? Do you automatically think, “What’s the scam”, or “This guy ain’t going to get to first base with me”? Why... Read more »
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