Tag: corruption

My return trip to Illinois

Nothing much has changed: Same old corruption and incompetence. Add a heavy dose of fear. Close to two years ago, Barb and I moved to Florida and away from the state of disaster called Illinois. Recently, we returned for a visit. It was great to be back with and welcomed by family and friends, reliving... Read more »

Learn from Illinois politics: Democrat voters won't care about alleged Biden corruption

Election after election, Illinois Democrats vote for, instal and re-install the kinds of politicians who make Chicago and Illinois the most corrupt city and state in America. So, why should we expect that American Democrats will care a fig about the stories that reveal that Hunter Biden and possibly his father, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe... Read more »

Rod Blagojevich is all yours, Illinois Democrats

Try as hard as you might to pretend that you had not much–make that nothing–to do with the rise and fall of former governor and convicted felon Rod Blagojevich, you, Illinois Democrats, created and nurtured him. He was the scion of the Chicago, Cook County and Illinois Democrat party and your efforts to disown him... Read more »

As the noose tightens, will President Slick decide not to run in 2020?

That’s a most intriguing idea, raised recently by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. What a relief that would be. In her column, “A magic pony is the wrong horse to back,” she relates a conversation with an experienced, unnamed politician who raised the idea: He speculated aloud on a hunch he’s had that Mr. Trump might not run... Read more »

Trump's chance to make his stand clear on Russia

The peaceful protests in Russia against corruption (i.e. Vladimir Putin and his dissolute regime) gives President Donald Trump a good opportunity to take the right side on an enemy of American interests. . Throughout his campaign, Trump was inexplicably friendly to Putin and hard on NATO among other positions that made the president appear to... Read more »

FBI won't recommend Hillary Clinton indictment; no surprise there

UPDATED: To no one’s surprise, the FBI won’t seek the indictment of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And to no one’s surprise, the announcement came just a few days after husband Bill had a private meeting with the FBI’s boss, Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just days after Lynch said she would accept the FBI’s recommendation,... Read more »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will end the Chicago Way, maybe

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will end the Chicago Way, maybe
Does Emanuel represent a new beginning, or just more of the same?   Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s recipe for “change” is so unlike The Chicago Way it’s hard for this native to believe in it as much as I would like to. I hope he pulls it off. What he’s promising is nothing less than toppling... Read more »

"Chicago Code" Fakery

  An alderman running Chicago? That’s what we’re supposed to believe when we’re watching Fox’s new cop show, “Chicago Code.” That might sound plausible to Hollywood, but it makes it hard for us to watch. Especially when how Chicago really operates is a lot more entertaining.  Chicago Code, which I assume is its take on the... Read more »

Hold the tears for George Ryan

Before we get all weepy about U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer’s decision not to release former George Ryan early from his prison sentence, it’s advisable to read it. Other than a few fleeting references in news stories, its argumentation and logic have been largely ignored. You can find the entire decision on the court’s... Read more »

Lobbyist paid $15K to congresswoman's husband

The Washington Times reports: A lobbyist known as one of California’s most successful power brokers while serving as a legislative leader in that state paid Rep. Maxine Waters’ husband $15,000 in consulting fees at a time she was co-sponsoring legislation that would help save the real-estate finance business of one of the lobbyist’s best-paying clients,... Read more »
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