Category: Politics

For The First Time EVER, I Refuse To Vote

For The First Time EVER, I Refuse To Vote
I’ve voted in elections where turnout has been extremely low and apathy should have kicked in. I’ve voted in elections where my candidate of choice had zero chance of winning and my vote was generally considered useless. I’ve voted in elections where turnout has been extremely high and long lines would have turned off other... Read more »

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel

Chuy Garcia run-off election could be mammoth upset against vulnerable Rahm Emanuel
Score one for red light camera haters. Last night, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to get the necessary 50% + 1 vote needed to avoid a run-off election. With 98% of city precincts counted, Emanuel stands at 45.5% while Chuy Garcia garnered a robust (given his limited funds) 33.9%, Willie Wilson notched a respectable 10.6%,... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel red light problems continue

Rahm Emanuel red light problems continue
Rahm Emanuel red light problems have been uncovered again, including three times in January 2015 alone, according to ABC7Chicago. This after being caught by the same news station twice before. I guess you gotta give the mayor points for stubbornness. Emanuel’s tickets increased by five since November and he now has a total of 33... Read more »
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Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud In Chicago?

Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud In Chicago?
One of Chicago’s unfortunate-but-true reputations is that it is known for voter fraud. Even people outside Chicago know the joke that people in the city will “vote early and vote often.” How about some proof that the potential for voter fraud exists when it comes to absentee ballot? As Chicago’s Democratic free-for-all starts to heat... Read more »

Which celebrities are liberal or conservative (or confused)?

Which celebrities are liberal or conservative (or confused)?
My daughter is reading a book called “Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?” It’s a book that discusses political labels. Recently, I stumbled across this interesting web site called The Hollowverse. It brought to mind my daughter’s book title because this site tells you what religion a celebrity follows and what their political views are.... Read more »

Do NOT settle for the middle class

Do NOT settle for the middle class
Tonight, President Barack Obama will give his state of the union address. He is expected to push tax hikes on the wealthy in order to give more tax credits to the middle class. (Oddly, Obama is also planning to increase taxes on Section 529 plans. Those plans are a benefit to middle-class families, though that... Read more »
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Time for mainstream media to come clean about the bias of their 'political analysts'

Time for mainstream media to come clean about the bias of their 'political analysts'
As the media provide coverage of Illinois governor Bruce Rauner’s inauguration, it dawned on me how the media tries to hide the political affiliations of their so-called “political analysts.” The problem Currently, news stations have “political analysts” and “political reporters” who are very biased to the side which they agree with. That is, nearly all... Read more »

The 2 real culprits in America's police racism problem

The 2 real culprits in America's police racism problem
Most people think they know a race problem when they see it. In the case of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, nearly everyone claims racial bias was involved. Plenty of people have protested on streets with signs stating “Black lives matter.” President Obama conceded police racial bias does exist, and New York City... Read more »

3 Ways The Sony Hacker Threat Affects You...Even If You Didn't Plan To Watch 'The Interview'

3 Ways The Sony Hacker Threat Affects You...Even If You Didn't Plan To Watch 'The Interview'
I did not plan to watch The Interview. Even if you paid me. But the Sony hacker story affects all of us, even if we never see the yanked movie. The Sony hacker story has enough twists and turns to make for a good movie itself. You could call it The Blackmail. The latest scoop... Read more »
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