Archive for November 2013

Oprah Winfrey is a black woman

The fact that Oprah Winfrey is a black woman should come as no surprise to anyone in the civilized world.  If you live in Chicago, you may have passed her by on Michigan Avenue, seen her in Starbucks or worked out on a Stairmaster next to her at the East Bank Club. If you’ve never... Read more »

Republicans have hit the economy like Katrina hit New Orleans

Contrary to what they would like you to believe, policies put forth by the Republican Party have had a strong negative impact on the  economy of the United States.  Some economists have estimated that Republican spending policies have cut U.S. growth in half this year. Business leaders have specifically complained of their frustration with the... Read more »

Cardinal George adds his sacramental wafers to Illinois' legalization of gay marriage

Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George spoke out yesterday on the impending enactment of Illinois’ new gay marriage law.  In his latest diatribe, as the battle against legalizing gay marriage in Illinois ends in defeat, Cardinal George issued a dire warning for the fall of civilization. On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign... Read more »

Lara Logan's apology was lacking in just about everything

If you tuned in to 60 Minutes Sunday night to hear Lara Logan’s apology for and retraction of her October 27 piece on Benghazi, you may have been disappointed.   You may even have been angry.  Her apology seemed trivial, the retraction never came. That report featured  private contractor, Dylan Davies and his fictitious version of... Read more »

Chicago-based Veteran Beer throws its hat in the ring on Veterans Day

Chicago has a new reason to call itself a beer town.  Launching today on Veterans Day, Veteran Beer has brought 10,000 cases of its hand-crafted beer to our market. From their press release: “The Veteran Beer Company was founded on July 4, 2012 by disabled combat military veterans and is dedicated to producing, selling, and... Read more »

How long will it take you to watch 60 Minutes this week?

It may take you a little longer than 60 minutes to watch 60 Minutes this week.  That’s because the part where they retract a major story may cause your heart to stop. In all fairness to 60 Minutes and to Lara Logan, who reported the story being retracted, I believe their journalistic integrity to be... Read more »

Cubs f**kin' suck and I'm gonna kill you

The Cubs do kind of suck, but when I’m out of town and people ask me if I’m a Cubs fan or a Sox fan, I always say that I’m a Cubs fan. It’s kind of true. If you’ve been to Wrigley Field in the past 10 years, you know that it’s a little dilapidated.... Read more »

John Boehner nixes fair treatment for gays

John Boehner (often referred to in this space as “Boner”) issued an interesting, one line statement yesterday through his spokesman, former RNC Chairman , Michael Steele.  It was in response to a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill is called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013. According to... Read more »

Rafael and Ted Cruz: The father, the son and the holy hypocrisy

Rafael (the senior) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) (the son) are two peas in a pod.  They are the dynamic duo of hypocrisy, fiction-based rants and what Bill Maher calls life in “the bubble”. The Bible talks a lot about sins of fathers and sins of sons and who pays for whose sins.  Like everything else... Read more »