Archive for September 2011

Blackhawks Prospects and Sandpaper

Blackhawks Prospects and Sandpaper
September 26, 2011  Blackhawks prospect, Jimmy Hayes set the table at 9:33 in the 3rd period for another prospect Brandon Pirri, to score his second goal of the game.  As the teams transitioned towards Chicago’s zone, Hawks rookie Ben Smith was not giving up on anything and forced a Wing’s turnover that put Jimmy Hayes... Read more »

Christian Faithful Given Moral Endorsement for Divorce of Alzheimer's Spouses

Christian Faithful Given Moral Endorsement for Divorce of Alzheimer's Spouses
September 26, 2011 Televangelist Pat Robertson provoked both angry and dismissive responses after giving a moral endorsement for divorce, when a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease is “not there” anymore.  During a 700 Club broadcast this week the conservative Christian leader said, “I know it sounds cruel, but, if he’s going to do something, he should... Read more »

Texas Governor Perry’s Gardasil End Run

Texas Governor Perry’s Gardasil End Run
September 19, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann claims gubernatorial back-scratching was Rick Perry’s motivation behind an “executive order” to vaccinate all female children in Texas for HPV prior to sixth grade admission.  Merck & Co launched Gardasil in June of 2006, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.  Simultaneously, Merck launched a behind-the-scenes campaign lobbying state legislatures to require 11... Read more »
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Ever Braver, Ever Stronger (An American Elegy)

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 Ever Braver, Ever Stronger (An American Elegy) From: SingularCherubim  | Sep 18, 2009  | Ever Braver, Ever Stronger (An American Elegy), composed by Gordon Goodwin and performed by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band …

Journalistic Dumpster Diving

Journalistic Dumpster Diving
September 8, 2011 Mainstream news producers continue to struggle between legitimate and illegitimate political information. Watching MSNBC or Fox News should remove any of your doubts as to this assertion.  That reality has been a boon for shows like The Colbert Report and particularly The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. There are journalists, like Ted... Read more »

Lip Service Not Enough

Lip Service Not Enough
September 5, 2011 Historically, Labor Day was a direct result of the bloody Pullman strike of 1894 when the railroads faced off with striking railway workers.  The extended weekend is a celebration of that labor movement and a day in which everyone should be watching the long parade of 14 million officially unemployed Americans.  This... Read more »
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Pop Quiz for Politicians and Police Needed

Pop Quiz for Politicians and Police Needed
September 4, 2011 America, the time has since past to require government representatives–elected, appointed or hired– to take, and pass, a 7th grade equivalent civics examination on fundamental liberty.   Leave no politician behind, should be the motto. The Constitutional freedoms and protections that our ancestors fought and shed blood for have clearly been forgotten–if ever... Read more »

Something Good to Tell

Something Good to Tell
September 4, 2011 The week’s tensions quickly dissolved Friday evening at the Millennium Park – Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the help of Bobby Broom and the Deep Blue Organ Trio with special guest Bobby Watson–many thanks to the sponsors of the 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival and the City Department of Cultural Affairs & Special... Read more »

A Memoir of Machination

A Memoir of Machination
September 3, 2011 Upon reflection, more needs to be said about the new Dick Cheney memoir that conveniently ignores economic responsibility for the nation’s current woes with a deflecting after-the-fact spin that attempts to justify two wars. Commenting on the legacy of the Bush administration, Cheney expressly acknowledges that it was economics that caused the... Read more »
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Making A Killing – In My Time

Making A Killing – In My Time
September 1, 2011 If you’re thinking about going out and buying Dick Cheney’s, “In My Time:  A Personal and Political Memoir”–stop!  This is a call to boycott his self serving cherry-picked-factoid doorstop—times are tough, save the money.  There’s just no reason to purchase his book unless you’re studying the anatomy of a crack pot villain or want to donate... Read more »