American Hustle: Auto parts and online sales

The business of running a big box retailer is not for the timid. The rise of online sales has made it tough on traditional department stores. During the first “Polar Vortex,” I opened my car door like I always do. This time, the door handle snapped off just like the car door in the infamous... Read more »

Breaking news:Change is the new black

The world is changing. Whether we like it or not, things aren’t what they used to be. People should be able to describe themselves however they like. Some will say the world isn’t ready for a prominent transgender person having a lead role on a television show no more than they are ready for an... Read more »

A critique of the Republican Party

A critique of the Republican Party
BLOGGER’S NOTE: I am not a Republican nor a Democrat. I have voted for candidates in the two major political parties along with the Libertarian Party. The critique is something I have noticed for quite sometime. The Republican Party has an image problem. The problem lies in the perception of the Grand Old Party. Its... Read more »
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Please watch Super Bowl XLVIII with an open mind

People all over the world will watch Super Bowl XLVIII for different reasons. Some are fans of the team participating. Some want to see the commercials. Some are looking for a potential mate. Ultimately, everyone watching will see the world’s most violent and entertaining sport. Football is the closest thing we have to gladiators of... Read more »

The seven people to stay away from in 2014

Here is the list of the type of folks I have encountered this year. This list can also be used as a guide for people to stay away from in 2014. If this list bothers you, then you might be one of these people.Admittedly, I’ve been a few of these people.  At least I can... Read more »

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell

A Seat at the Bar, with H.L. Mencken and George Orwell
George Orwell H.L Mencken The name of this blog comes from being fearless and telling it like it is.From a young age, my parents taught me to question the world around me. As a kid, I did not believe in Santa Claus. The story, in my mind, had holes in it. That’s where it all... Read more »
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Affluenza doesn't work for us normal folk

                                                                         (Courtesy of the Associated Press) Affluent or ‘connected’ people getting their way and influencing court cases is an old story. Our former mayor may have done something similar regarding the David Koschman case in which his nephew is involved in. Having said that, why does this case involving a 16 year-old kid from an... Read more »

The Southside Sucks

The Southside Sucks
The Southside of Chicago has taken a beating this year. The mayor along with the governor closed schools and mental health facilities along with the national media comparing our side of town to a war-torn, middle eastern city. To add insult to injury, our favorite son, Derrick Rose on the shelf again. I gave the... Read more »

Lay Off The 'Scandal' Fans

Lay Off The 'Scandal' Fans
Full disclosure: I watch my fair share of guilty pleasure television. Maury, Cheaters, Larrymania, Rediculousness, Wipeout. Go ahead, judge me based on my viewership habits. Based on those, you may think I’m a shallow, male chauvinist. Just know,you’re wrong. Two weeks ago, the talk in social media was about the series finale of “Breaking Bad.”... Read more »
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Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party

Chicago Violence: White Liberals Late To The Party
The people in the neighborhoods of Englewood, South Shore, Chatham, and Auburn Gresham among others in the city, have been begging for help for decades. Long before White liberals decided that something is wrong with the city. These people continue to be ignored because of race and lack of political clout. Things started to turn... Read more »