Archive for March 2019

The Luxury Cruise from Hell/ Terror On the High Seas/Abandon Ship

The Luxury Cruise from Hell/ Terror On the High Seas/Abandon Ship
The photo above is real. I’m betting that none of those passengers could ever dream this could happen, and yet it can be a reality. For millions of travelers around the world, the most popular way to go are cruises. Man, the food, entertainment, and ease of travel is hard to top.  Throw in some... Read more »

Hilarious Justice/The Chicago Way/ The Snakes are Charming Themselves

Hilarious Justice/The Chicago Way/ The Snakes are Charming Themselves
I’m guessing that the Cook County States Attorneys Office in Chicago, by dropping all charges against Jussie Smollett, after a Grand Jury indicted him on 16 Felony counts, has probably hit the top of the charts on the O.J  Ometer. Never has such a decision, either by a Jury or by the decision  not to... Read more »

A Different Response to Terrorism / Repudiating the War Rhetoric/ Denying the Terrorist

In the wake of the terrorist attack in New Zealand at two Mosques that left over 50 dead and scores wounded the magniloquent response by the country’s Prime Minister has turned some heads around the world. Her response wasn’t so much what she said but what she didn’t say. She resisted the war rhetoric, promising... Read more »
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Those Who serve and Protect are Unprotected/The hidden CostOf Chicago's Mayhem.

Jens Ludgwig the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab expert says that reducing Chicago’s  gun violence must be a priority of the next mayor. He pointed out a study by another University of Chicago colleague that showed every homicide reduces the City’s population by 70 people. With that in mind, if Chicago had reduced it’s homicide... Read more »

Evil/Hate/Indifference/Religion/ Is There a Culprit?/Guns vs Mental Health

Evil/Hate/Indifference/Religion/ Is There a Culprit?/Guns vs Mental Health
We are continuing to live in a world where evil lurks all around us, no matter where you are, no matter where you go, there is someone or something evil who hates you, and it’s not always about religious beliefs. How often have we heard that religious beliefs and or religious differences have been the... Read more »

New Zealand/ America/Gun Laws/ A World Dilemma/ Terrorists Who Kill

Once again the Disciples of hate have forced themselves into the Breach. A country of such beauty and charm that it is said that when visitors leave the country, they leave as WHANAU ( family). So it is shocking to hear the news of a mass shooting and killing of at least 49 people and... Read more »
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Spring Breakers/We know Your Coming/ So do the Police/Leave Stupid at Home

I can honestly say that bizarre, rowdy, alcohol, and drug fueled behavior was in no way  a foreign awakening to me since we moved to Florida. After being a Cop for 33 years it was just part of the every night and early morning  scene that all Cops have a front row seat to. Drunken driving,... Read more »

Guerrilla Marketing/ New Laws/More Laws/ Ignored Laws/Chicago's More of the same Merry Go Round

Guerrilla Marketing/ New Laws/More Laws/ Ignored Laws/Chicago's More of the same Merry Go Round
Last week Alderman Brendan Reilly of the City’s 42nd Ward held a news conference to address what he calls  Guerrilla  Marketing. It’s actually the practice of individuals and companies plastering stickers on anything in sight to call attention to their  particular brand. Essentially it’s a cheap and easy  way of free advertising. Of course anyone... Read more »

Joan Of Arc or Granny Clampett /Gun Violence/ A Much Needed Compromise

Joan Of Arc or Granny Clampett /Gun Violence/ A Much Needed Compromise
While Chicago’s two lone survivors of the Mayoral free-for-all, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle began the bashing, demeaning, and all out negativity that accompanies political races in Chicago, the rest of the Country is moving right along.Thankfully  spared from hearing the grotesque accusations blaring from the incessant commercials of just who is the savior “Joan... Read more »
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The Sugar Queen/ Silence/ The Machines Last Great hope/ The City Of Big Shoulders Needs a Head

A few days ago my esteemed colleague at ChicagoNow, Bonnie McGrath posted a terrific piece on mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle.  By terrific, I mean, if you are a Preckwinkle believer.  I for one am not. It was titled “The Preckwinkle package, experience, temperament, ethics, and the big shoulder Chicago needs.”  In my opinion Preckwinke’s experience... Read more »