Category: Government

A frightening glimpse of a future Biden administration

Reporter: ““Don’t the voters deserve to know where you stand on [packing the Supreme Court]?” Joe Biden: “No, they don’t deserve [to know]….” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had already given voters the middle finger by his non-answer to the question of whether he supports–as do so many of his party’s colleagues–turning the court over... Read more »

I'm sick and tired of the insurrection. End it

Insurrection: “A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.” — Legal definition. Under federal law, it is a crime to incite, assist or engage in such conduct against the United States. Federal law empowers the federal government to “to address an insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination or conspiracy, in any state,... Read more »

Illinois taxpayers are NOT required to keep feeding the state workers' pension funds

Why has feeding Illinois government workers’ pensions funds taken precedence over other desperate needs, especially as the coronavirus has added another crippling dimension to state’s already deadly fiscal crisis? Here’s a surprise: Illinois taxpayers don’t have to.  Not even to conform to the state’s constitution requirement that no government worker’s pension benefits can be diminished. No doubt... Read more »

China's totalitarian socialism is superior to democracy in the pandemic fight

At least that’s what Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes. He wants the world to buy the fiction that the communist regime is the perfect answer to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.  He said, “China’s signature strength, efficiency and speed in this fight has been widely acclaimed. And the institutional advantage of China’s governance is for all to see.” [Emphasis added.] ... Read more »

In Springfield, the same old crap

Oh, sure. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his myrmidons promised a new day in Illinois–solutions to all of the states problems, blah and blah–yet when the talk ended and reality set in, the Democrat-controlled state government brought us more of the same old crap. Just for starters: A new, record-breaking $40.27 billion budget that, according to the conservative... Read more »

Let's first be mad at the Russians, not at each other so much

Milliseconds after Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, via Attorney General William Barr, into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election, no one took a breath before ripping into the other side. I’ll leave the post-report fireworks to others before I read the 448-page report that concluded that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians yet couldn’t... Read more »

While we're dumping the Electoral College, let's chuck the states too

Why not? Ultimately the reason we have an Electoral College is to give additional voice to the states. Meaning to the citizens of small states so they’re not overwhelmed by the big ones. And so, we also need to dump the U.S. Senate, because like the Electoral College, it’s another American institution that gives states–the small ones–an... Read more »

Chicago makes Detroit look good

Everyone who has credit cards or a mortgage is acutely aware of just how burdensome interest alone can be on personal debt. When you have excessive debts, just the interest on those loans can gobble up money for other things that you want or need. So it is with government. Pain-in-the-necks like me always are... Read more »

Y'all make me sick

Y’all as in President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with their crews of genius political consultants, cowards who won’t abide compromise and the ideologically impaired whose  tantrums echo across the land when they don’t get their way. The issue, of course, is immigration. From both sides, it’s compromise and moderation be damned. Even worse, it’s both... Read more »

Drop the sex and race questions from the census

The current thinking is that “there is no such thing as race” and that sex (gender) isn’t binary. So, what’s the point of the Census Bureau asking for the respondent’s race and sex? You have so many  possible ways now to identify your sex that the questionnaire couldn’t list them all. Indeed, although the census now... Read more »