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5 Things You Will Need for Creche Hunting Season

5 Things You Will Need for Creche Hunting Season
You can see them if you pay close attention.  They are the Creche Hunters. They are among us, standing next to us in line at the store, sitting in the Chevy Volt next to you at the traffic light and maybe even next to you at your favorite watering hole; you cannot see them immediately,... Read more »

Hunting Ghost Airports of Chicagoland

Hunting Ghost Airports of Chicagoland
Just like humans, airports have come to life only to die — and become shopping malls and housing developments and sometimes just empty fields, the old runways covered by corn. The survivors, Midway and O’Hare and  Chicago Executive Airport in northwest Wheeling,  are among the best known of what were once scrappy grass and sometimes... Read more »

NSA-type Spying by your Neighbor? Soon.

Gross violations of privacy by the National Security Agency  are already being spun as necessary to national security by the very same media that roasted George W. Bush for a much smaller attack on civil liberties.  In fact, the media, vomits, Google knows more about you than the NSA, and the NSA’s listening helped foil... Read more »
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Who Should Own Your Personal Information?

Who Should Own Your Personal Information?
It was the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution that ended slavery for African Americans, but in today’s digital age are we all in danger of becoming enslaved? Even if you have never used a computer, bits and bytes and pieces of you are being stored in servers across the country — indeed, across the... Read more »

Six Reasons Obama is Worse than Nixon

Six Reasons Obama is Worse than Nixon
What do President Obama and President Richard M. Nixon have in common? That is getting to be an easier and easier question to answer. Aside from both taking reporter Bob Woodward to the woodshed for doing an honest day’s reporting.  Nixon  got his presidential knickers in a knot because Woodward helped to blow the cover... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Sign, Sign Everywhere An Old Sign -- No So Much

Sign, Sign Everywhere An Old Sign -- No So Much
Getting rarer and rarer.  This one on Ogden Avenue, outside of Chicago. House of Doors — 50 years old when that old sign was made. Would you live in a “house of doors”?      

The Way It's Going to Be: Applebee's Takes Heat for Reacting to ObamaCare

Welcome, welcome to the brave new world, where every action taken by a person or business is going to be weighed as political, with consequences for those who are not on board the collective. A large Applebee’s franchise, along with a number of other restaurant chains, announced planned changes in how they have to operate... Read more »
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Why 2012 is The Last Real Election and the End for Two Political Parties

No, the election of 2012 is not going to be the last election because of the end of the world, Mayan style, December 21, 2012. Rather, it is because the national referendum on the role of government in lives is over.  The era of Big Government, proclaimed dead by Bill Clinton, was just hibernating.  ... Read more »