Ed Burke And The Arrogance Of Power

Well, it finally happened.  The Good Ship Ed Burke struck an iceberg and is now taking on gallon after gallon of water.  The fact that Alderman Burke finally got caught in the crosshairs of a federal prosecutor came as a surprise to a great many Chicagoans who thought Ed Burke had somehow developed some kind... Read more »

I Love A Parade....Of Democrats!!!

As we rather gingerly approach the 2020 Presidential election, it appears we will be treated to a torrent of Democrats ready, willing is not necessarily able to take on President Trump in single combat.  Everyone from Joe Biden to Beto O’Rourke, from Bernie Sanders to Kamala Harris have been mentioned by the requisite number of... Read more »

Machodo? Harper? White Sox? Not This Year!!

Not surprisingly, the White Sox have injected themselves  into the bidding war for Manny Machado and/or Bryce Harper.  I say not surprisingly because the White Sox have shown themselves to be very good at pretending to be serious suitors for top-of-the-line free agents.  For instance, not TOO long ago the Sox excitedly announced they were... Read more »
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Trump's Long And Winding Road!

I’m not big on making predictions.  There are so many things that can happen that can influence the future one way or another.  But there is one thing I think I can safely say about America’s future.  “Buckle up your seat belts, it’s going to be a bump ride!”.  Yes, I think it safe to... Read more »

Trump Shows You CAN Cheat Honest Men, And Women Too!!

There are three easy rules that a confidence trickster must obey if he or she is to be successful.  They are: 1. You can’t cheat an honest man.  2. Never give a sucker an even break.  And 3. DON’T wise up a chump.  It’s important that we American voters know and understand these rules as... Read more »

A Kinder, Gentler America? Fat Chance!!

The period of mourning for George Herbert Walker Bush is over.  The mourners at his funeral produced some wonderfully poignant and heart-warming eulogies that touched the heart and challenged the intellect.  I was particularly struck by the appeal for a kinder and gentler America.  In a way this couldn’t have been surprising, after all, that... Read more »

I Just Can't Forget Willie Horton!

The time of one’s death often inspires fond memories and warm recollections.  In order to deal with the grief of loss,  we naturally put a positive spin on our memories of the dearly departed.  This has been especially true of George Herbert Walker Bush.  By and large I echo many of the positive kudos  of... Read more »

Giving Thanks!

Yesterday I fell into what can be best described as the abyss of gloom and despair that so often afflicts many of us at this time of the year.  I don’t know if it’s the rapidly shortening days that are turning early evening into an inky darkness much too soon or if it’s my own... Read more »

HANGING By A Thread?

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the first row!”.  With these words U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS.) launched into her runoff election against former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D-MS.).  This caused a good deal of consternation, given the state of Mississippi’s association with hangings, public or otherwise.  I’m sure the... Read more »

"The Election Is Rigged!"

One of the early mantras of the Trump campaign in 2016 was that the Presidential election was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton, that literally millions of unqualified voters were storming the polls to clinch the election for “Crooked Hillary”.  Our paranoid President even went so far as to set up a post-election commission to... Read more »