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Where in Sam Hill have you been?

Where in Sam Hill have you been?
How do I even do this?  It has been so long since I’ve written anything, I feel like I’ve forgotten how to do it.  Will I even remember Your Doubting Thomas’ password to post this?    So let’s start by answering the first query, where have I been?  On the eve of my 41st birthday, my... Read more »

Pivoting to November, will Mitt Romney’s stance on Planned Parenthood lose him the election?

Pivoting to November, will Mitt Romney’s stance on Planned Parenthood lose him the election?
Yesterday, Mitt Romney decisively won the Illinois primary, all but clinching the Republican nomination. So as we pivot to November, we should start to ask how positions Romney took in the winter will effect his chances in the fall. Rick Santorum’s rise has had an unfortunate and chilling effect on the Republican brand. Polls show Latinos... Read more »

April is Donate Life Month: My story as a kidney transplant recipient

April is Donate Life Month: My story as a kidney transplant recipient
April is National Donate Life Month. Donate Life Month is a time for people throughout Illinois and the country to tell personal stories about organ and tissue donation and to encourage people to become organ and tissue donors by joining the Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Registry. I am a kidney recipient. I have had two kidney... Read more »
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Does the village of Montgomery condone its cops calling people "bleeping ni**ers" at traffic stops?

Does the village of Montgomery condone its cops calling people "bleeping ni**ers" at traffic stops?
Why does a simple traffic stop require four uniformed officers? “A bunch of fucking niggers.” That’s how the police department in the village of Montgomery appeared to refer to Sherida Hughes after a traffic stop in 2009. I suppose I could chalk this up to happening in far west suburban Montgomery, located just south of... Read more »

UPDATE: Seth Petreikis will receive his life saving transplant

UPDATE: Seth Petreikis will receive his life saving transplant
Baby Seth Petreikis will receive the life saving surgery afterall!  Indiana’s Medicaid performed an about face and decided to allow the procedure after all.  Nearly $190,000.00 was raised for Seth which will go toward medical research.  The following is an article written by the Post-Tribune’s Christin Nance Lazerus may be found in its entirety here: http://www.post-trib.com/news/2959612,new-sethappeal1209.article   The Petreikis... Read more »

Help Seth Petreikis: The six month old from Dyer, Indiana in need of a life saving surgery

Help Seth Petreikis: The six month old from Dyer, Indiana in need of a life saving surgery
The Petreikis family UPDATE: Indiana’s Medicaid proram, in partnership with Duke University Medical Center and Amerihealth Mercy will pay for Seth’s life saving transplant! More on the update in post titled: Seth Petreikis will receive his life saving transplant.  I have been very lucky.  My life was threatened at a young age by disease–the doctors told my mother that... Read more »
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Why I'm Thankful: Dancing with the Stars is OVER!

Why I'm Thankful: Dancing with the Stars is OVER!
Bristol Palin in DWTS This Thanksgiving, I am thankful that Dancing with the Stars is over! (As I write this, my wife is in the other room, ecstatic Bristol Palin did not win- my wife was also kind enough to share with me that she currently has a lump in her throat nervous about Jennifer... Read more »

Hi Steve. No, my name is: "One Nation Under God" damnit!

Hi Steve.  No, my name is: "One Nation Under God" damnit!
One Nation Under God, formerly known as, In God We Trust, formerly known as, Steve Last week, in the Lake County courthouse, In God We Trust changed his name to One Nation Under God. Who did what? That’s right, a person named “In God We Trust” changed his name to “One Nation Under God.” My first... Read more »

The Jesse Jackson Brand: Forcing itself upon us again

The Jesse Jackson Brand: Forcing itself upon us again
Maybe it’s time for Jesse Jackson to retire. In the not so recent past we find Jesse Jackson hovering over controversies with racial overtones. And just as often, he hovers over a controversy and introduces racial overtones- that were not there- so he can inject his brand: The Reverend Jesse Jackson. By becoming a bit... Read more »
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Let's Hannidate!

Let's Hannidate!
Imagine, the soft candlelight, white wine flowing, having a great meal with someone who thinks the very same way you do.   The romantic candlelit moments, the anticipation of where the conversation will take you with your date?  Will you discuss that damned Socialist in the White House- who wasn’t even BORN HERE!- is screwing up our... Read more »