Archive for February 2019

Left Wingers /Right Wingers/ Unite / The Wing Nuts Are Coming/ The War on Common Sense/

Left Wingers /Right Wingers/ Unite / The Wing Nuts  Are Coming/ The  War on Common Sense/
Once in a while when we take a look back into our history and reflect on our great Democracy, and I’m not suggesting Democracy is a bad thing, but at times it can be deeply flawed. Back in 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt signed an immigration act which excluded idiots, imbeciles, the feeble minded, epileptics, and ... Read more »

The Winds of Change/Gun Owners/Whose Strapped/Who's Thinking of Strapping/A Trend is Brewing

The Winds of Change/Gun Owners/Whose Strapped/Who's Thinking of Strapping/A Trend is Brewing
Last  month a defendant appeared in court  to answer a  charge of carrying a concealed weapon without a Conceal- Carry Permit. A veteran Cook County Judge asked him why he was carrying a gun. His answer almost brought down the house, in fact, it made the next days front page in one local paper in... Read more »

Freedom Of the Press/ Exceptionalism/Chicago That Toddlin Town.

Freedom Of the Press/ Exceptionalism/Chicago That Toddlin Town.
When Frank Sinatra sang the words “Chicago that Toddlin Town, even the Preacher Billy Sunday could not have shut it down,” he probably had no clue just how Toddlin it really is.  For any of you who may have been on a Space Station or in a coma for the last 3 weeks Chicago has... Read more »
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Mike Royko 23 Long Years/Guns/The Reality/The Hypocrisy/The Loud Clueless

Mike Royko 23 Long Years/Guns/The Reality/The Hypocrisy/The Loud Clueless
In memory of the late great Mike Royko a Chicago treasure who was read by millions of people across the Country and beyond I decided to revisit a post from the past. During Mike’s career of over 42 years, he wrote some 7,555 daily columns before his death on April 29th, 1997. With apologies to... Read more »

Soft Targets/Gun Grabbers/The Shriek's For More Gun laws/Groundhog Day in Reverse.

Soft Targets/Gun Grabbers/The Shriek's For More Gun laws/Groundhog Day in Reverse.
It’s almost impossible these days in America to recall all the mass shootings this Country has endured. Granted, some were so horrific the place’s are recalled but the names of the victims and the perpetrators are mostly lost to history for most folks, other  than those who were personally touched by the horror.  In 2018... Read more »

Everyday Safety Tips From Cops/ Unaware Means defenseless/Somebody is Always Watching.

Everyday Safety Tips From Cops/ Unaware Means defenseless/Somebody is Always Watching.
Whether your talking on your cell phone, parking you car. or just out shopping, being alert to your surroundings can prevent you from becoming a victim. Lets just set aside the victims of violent crimes, especially with Chicago’s more then 1,300 murders and almost 8,000 people shot the last two years, and concentrate on all... Read more »
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A Dead Hero's Words/ Deaf Ears/ The Beat Goes On/ Leadership That's Impossible to Shame

A Dead Hero's Words/ Deaf Ears/ The Beat Goes On/ Leadership That's Impossible to Shame
On the one year anniversary  of his death, Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer’s  words have still have me shaking my head.Paul Bauer was a Commander who never left the field. Sitting behind a desk and leading was certainly not his style.Death came while chasing down an armed 4 time felon wearing body armor  after hearing... Read more »

Beloved Killers/ The Insanity/ The Myths/The Madness Of False Idols

When word came down this morning that notorious Drug King Pin Joaquin “EL CHAPO” Guzman was convicted of Murder, Conspiracy, Drug Distribution and several more Felonies it certainly didn’t surprise any of us in Law Enforcement in Chicago. Shorty (El Chapo) was responsible for an industrial size Cocaine and Heroin Cartel that used Chicago for... Read more »

The Culprits/ The Out of Touch/ Rappers/ Killers/ The Passing of Time.

Last Wednesday Chicago reported yet again another murder on it’s streets, not really a big deal it happens hundreds and hundreds of times. However as soon as the victim was identified those of us who followed the gangs over the years immediately recognized the significance. It certainly was not lost on of Chicago’s great investigative... Read more »
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Thugs/ Babies/ How Low Can a City Go/ Big Shoulders Without Heads

Imagine a civilization wherever you live in the world where driving your car with a one year old in a baby seat is shot by gang thugs trying to kill each other off?  For most folks it would never enter their thoughts.  In Chicago the reality is so real people actually are afraid to go... Read more »