Archive for May 2010

Illinois US Senate Battle: Mark Kirk's Campaign Lies About Naval Award Facts

Lie they have. They being the campaign of a one Mr. Mark Kirk. Kirk’s had a row over his record as a naval intelligence dude.  In an email sent out from the campaign Saturday night, Eric Elk of the Kirk campaign said “Furthermore, the story inaccurately portrays the Rufus Taylor award as a non-Navy award.... Read more »

Daley Blames Suburbanites For Beach Problems

From the Tribune’s Clout Street Blog Headline: Daley blames suburbanites for city beach unrest Mayor Richard Daley, a bit exasperated and delusional as his administration continues to fail My Response: Really, what’s next? Blaming them for every shooting and drug deal inside the city’s limits? Why not build a city-suburbs border fence Dick Daley?  What’s the... Read more »

Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz on the Possibility of More Unpaid State Bills "You Win Some, You Lose Some"

Interviewed by The Capitol Fax Blog, Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz (Democrat) said she believes the state of Illinois will end up in the same place it was last year with unpaid bills that are unable to have their obligations met because not enough cuts were passed in the state House’s budget plan. Her response... Read more »
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Senate Republican Says Obama Should "take a Valium" Before Meeting with GOP

Today, President Obama met for over an hour with Senate Republicans in an attempt to see what could be accomplished in this heated election year. The meeting didn’t accomplish a thing with Kansas Senator Pat Roberts blasting Obama to the media right after the event. Roberts said “He needs to take a Valium before he... Read more »

New Jersey (New York) To Host Super Bowl in 2014

Breaking slightly before 3:30, the NFL has announced that New Jersey (New York), or “New York / New Jersey” as the NFL is calling the area, has been named 2014 Super Bowl host city (area). Seems pretty hypocritical to me that no other cold weather place without a dome will get to host the Super... Read more »

Does Marcus Leshock Look Like A Dead Russian Mystic?

So, I stumbled across Marcus Leshock‘s Facebook profile (I have him as a friend although I know he has not the slightest idea that I even exist). What caught me was his profile picture. Marcus Leshock, ace reporter for WGN-TV and ChicagoNow web logging scribe It reminded me of someone.    Rasputin, that insane mystic... Read more »
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Financial Reform's Consumer Protection Agency May Include Exemption for Auto Dealers

Congress has been working on the largest serious proposal for an overhaul of the regulation of financial markets since the Great Depression. Unfortunately, it’s not really reform if we want to exempt things left and right. Things like auto dealerships from a consumer protection agency. Senator Sam Brownback, a Kansas Republican, said “They [auto dealers] are the... Read more »

The Hill: Senate bill aims to take 'retarded' out of federal lexicon

from The Hill: Headline: “Bipartisan Senate bill aims to take ‘retarded’ out of federal lexicon” A bill in Congress would remove all references in federal law, that is the codified statues of the nation, to the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded individual.” The bill, called Rosa’s Law, would replace “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability”... Read more »

The Uninsured ARE NOT Overcrowding Emergency Rooms According To Study, Medicaid Recipients Are

Reuters reports on a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics that uninsured people make as many ER visits insured people. This is contrary to popular belief that the uninsured were swallowing up the majority of ER resources. The study found that “Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to have had at least one ED... Read more »
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Joe Sestak, Rand Paul Win Senate Primaries; Mark Critz Wins Murtha Congressional race; Blanche Lincoln Forced Into Runoff; Incumbent Apocalypse

Will 2010 be the year of the incumbent and establishment apocalypse? It very well could be. In May 18th primaries for United State Senate, Joe Sestak and Rand Paul won Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively. Mark Critz, a staffer of the deceased John Murtha, beat his Republican opponent in a special election and will have... Read more »