Archive for August 2013

What do Ryan, Rubio, Cruz, Paul, Lincoln and Syria have in common?

What do Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Abraham Lincoln and Syria all have in common? The easy answer is “nothing, really”. If you take Abraham Lincoln off the list, you get a different answer and it’s a little scary. While Ryan, Cruz, Rubio, Paul and Lincoln all share the GOP as their... Read more »

More bulls**t coming to Chicago....literally

Chicago has long been home to Bulls, bulls and bullshit and more of the latter two is on the way. This time, though the bullshit will be coming from real bulls. The Bulls (with a capital “B”) have been a part of the Chicago sports scene since 1966. They cemented their spot in sports history... Read more »

Umphrey's McGee brings hi-fidelity to Northerly Island

Umphrey’s McGee, a locally based jam band who celebrated their 15th anniversary in January at the Brooklyn Bowl wants to change the way you listen to live music. Charles Dickens might say that it’s the best of music, it’s the worst of music. FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Chicago’s Northerly Island was the third stop of... Read more »

Glenn Beck is a rodeo clown and Rush is still a douchebag

Glenn Beck is a rodeo clown and it’s not just me saying it.  His exact words were, “I declare myself officially a rodeo clown.”  Who would know better than him? This is not the first time Beck declared himself a rodeo clown.  He said the same thing in an interview in 2009 when describing what... Read more »

Anti-terrorism class canceled because instructor identifies likely terrorists

An anti-terrorism class for Lombard’s police force was canceled because of protests from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Read it here. The organization determined that instructor, Sam Kharoba was both biased against Muslims and not qualified to teach anti-terrorism.   A spokesman for C.A.I.R. was unable to specify what would qualify one to teach anti-terrorism,... Read more »

Immigration Reform for Evelyn and Filipe

The 113th Congress is on vacation now, part of a 239-day vacation package they worked out for themselves for 2013. I’ll leave the math to you, but there’s only 365 days in a year.  Even GW, our most-vacationed president in history only took 1,020 days off over his 8-year tenure. Vacations are a good time... Read more »