Category: Chicago

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?

Can a Trip Through the Legal System Turn a Defendant Into Alan Durshowitz?
Jailhouse lawyers.  It seems like everyone who’s been through the legal system equates the experience to law school.  Six months in the slammer might be equivalent to passing the bar. It’s like a guy calling himself “Doctor” because he’s survived a heart attack. For reasons that escape me now, I became part owner of a... Read more »

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today

Here's why I Burned My NRA Card Today
I burned my NRA card today because I am completely fed up with their obstructionist policies, fear mongering and phony 2nd Amendment defense arguments. NOTE:  You can save yourself the hassle of reading this by clicking HERE to see the YouTube video. I was tossing out some old newspapers last week when I noticed the... Read more »

My wife wants me to get a new motorcycle, but I just can't get myself to do it

My wife wants me to get a new motorcycle, but I just can't get myself to do it
My riding buddies all agree that I’m in the enviable position of having a wife who wants me buy a new motorcycle.  The weird thing is that I just can’t bring myself to do it. I could say that it’s not about the money, but we all know that when anyone says it’s not about... Read more »
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Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV

Have it your way: Blogapalooz-Hour XXXIV
It’s the last Wednesday of the month and this is Blogapalooz Hour, right in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. I’ve been watching presidential nominating conventions for a long time, but this is different.  We just nominated a woman to be the Democratic candidate for President of the United States.  This is really something.... Read more »

What to expect when you hold up a bodega

What to expect when you hold up a bodega
If you’re planning to hold up a bodega, the best advice anyone can give you is, “Don’t do it.”  If you can’t be dissuaded, please read on. Here in Chicago, most people don’t call the local convenience stores bodegas, but the name seems to be gaining traction.  New York is famous for its bodegas.  There’s... Read more »

Drone crash kills roofer, puppy saved

Drone crash kills roofer, puppy saved
Two drones, both on experimental delivery missions from two of America’s largest retailers crashed today over a house in a suburb north of Chicago.  Both drones were making deliveries to the Lincolnwood (IL) house over which they crashed. In the wake of the crash, the falling UAVs (Unmanned Airborne Vehicles) knocked a workman off the... Read more »
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Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?

Tomorrow: Fact or fiction?
        The only problem with getting a topic at 9:00 PM about which you must publish a finished, cogent blog by 10:00 PM is…the whole thing.  That’s the problem, the whole thing. Producing an impromptu blog in an hour isn’t necessarily harder than having all day to do it, especially when you... Read more »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev given death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing
It’s no surprise that the jury impaneled to hear the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev unanimously voted to put the young terrorist to death.  That decision was made on six of the seventeen counts for which Tsarnaev could have been executed. The only real surprise is that Tsarnaev’s family still insists that he had nothing to... Read more »

Francis Cardinal George said that it was impossible for two homosexuals to consumate a marriage

Francis Cardinal George said that it was impossible for two homosexuals to consumate a marriage
Cardinal George’s sister, Margaret said that she was surprised that her brother went so quickly.  She said that he, himself thought that he would last longer. Apparently, that wasn’t God’s plan. As civilized folk, we’re loathe to speak ill of the dead.  Instead, we lionize, deify and extoll them. If I’m being pressed for the... Read more »
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A Jew and Mexican walk into a bar......and one of them walks out mayor of Chicago

A Jew and Mexican walk into a bar......and one of them walks out mayor of Chicago
It’s fun to think about Chicago’s two mayoral candidates being a Jew and Mexican.  It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t.  It’s one of the great things about the City of Chicago.  It’s one of the great things about living in America. Even their names are fun.  Chuy and Rahm.  They... Read more »