Archive for December 2012

Chicago Shame: Daley Family Clout Nearly Suppresses An Indictment But Shouldn't There Be More?

Chicago and the Daley's are synonymous. The two would serve a combined 43 years as Mayor of Chicago (21 and 22 years respectively) amid controversy and accusations of political corruption and nepotism. And now, it seems as though some privileged relatives of Chicago's most powerful family are in a world of trouble and despite the best efforts by some members of the Chicago Police Department and Cook County's State's Attorney's Office from letting this become a  legitimate criminal case. A Cook Judge, though, has decided there is more than evidence that the case has been "mishandled" and this case bears a "close watch by all residents of Chicago."
I have probably written more posts regarding the deadly encounter between Richard “RJ” Vanecko and David Koschman than any other particular subject. The reason for this is not because I want to see the Daley’s get their just rewards – it is simply a matter of standing up for what is right and what is... Read more »

This Gun Owner Says NRA Is Dead Wrong

This Gun Owner Says NRA Is Dead Wrong
As a law-abiding citizen and a responsible gun owner, I have found the National Rifle Association (NRA) to be in conflict with my own views. So much so that many years ago I refused to renew my membership with them. And good thing too because their “waiting out of respect” press conference today was not... Read more »

2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame: A Bakers Dozen

#1 Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gets #1 for being (at least in my mind) one of the classic sleazeball politicians of Illinois and his total disregard for constituents while failing to fess up like a real man.
This Bakers Dozen are my picks for the 2012 Illinois Political Hall of Shame even though there were many, many more candidates available. But hey, we can do this as an annual event and like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can add those missed as lifetime achievement winners if necessary. Naturally these selections... Read more »

Alderman Ed Burke A Private Dick? We Must Be Feckin' Eegits!

Alderman Ed Burke A Private Dick? We Must Be Feckin' Eegits!
Chicago Alderman Edward Burke is a guy who has tried to keep law-abiding citizens from owning guns, yet this extravagant spender of taxpayer monies not only has a staff of citizen paid body guards but has registered himself as a private “dick” and is permitted to carry semi-automatic weapons to and from work. Curiously, though,... Read more »