Archive for October 2019

A White Guy Takes Notice/ Baseball Executives Are Clueless/ We Don't Need No Stinking Diversity

I have to disclose I’m not much of a Civil rights activist, most likely because I’m a white guy who never suffered discrimination because of my skin color. Although I was an Italian/French/ Swiss guy who kept his tan year-round and who moved into an all Irish parish and neighborhood at a young age.  I... Read more »

Crime Doesn't Pay/ Neither Do those who Commit Them In Chicago

Anybody who has been paying the least bit of attention to the goings-on in Chicago the last several years certainly would have to admit that the City’s violence stands out even more so than the constant flow of politicians in handcuffs doing the perp walk while being taken into custody by the local FBI agents.... Read more »

Chicago/ Whose kind of Town?/Billy Sunday's/Frank Sinatra's/Eddie Johnson's

Chicago/ Whose kind of Town?/Billy Sunday's/Frank Sinatra's/Eddie Johnson's
When describing what kind of city Chicago is, one can get a tad confused. If we listen to the smooth voice of Frank Sinatra describe her as “my kind of town,” and in the next breath we hear old “Blue Eyes tell the story of Billy Sunday  ex-professional baseball player turned  Preacher/Evangelist who once tried... Read more »
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Master-Baiters/ CSI Experts A Thousand Miles Off Scene/Don't need the Facts Ma'm/We don't need no stinking Facts.

Master-Baiters/ CSI Experts A Thousand Miles Off Scene/Don't need the Facts Ma'm/We don't need no stinking Facts.
Being a Cop in America these days is a fragile bargain, rescindable at any time. It seems there are no mistakes allowed.  William Choslovsky a Harvard taught lawyer from Chicago recently asked this question in a brilliant OP-ED In the Chicago Sun-Times ‘WHO WOULD EVER BE A COP.” His question was precipitated in response to... Read more »

The Rush to Hush/ The Chicago City Council/The Real Second City Comedy Acts

The Rush to Hush/ The Chicago City Council/The Real Second City Comedy Acts
The Chicago City Council is made up of fifty elected officials who basically run every aspect of the City. Yea! 90% to 95% rubber stamps for at least the last 4 Mayors.  Probably one of the most corrupt and incompetent bodies of lawmakers ever to inhabit the planet earth. They can be best described by... Read more »

The Troubles/Chicago /The New Northern Ireland/There is an Urgency/"AINT NO AGE"

The Troubles/Chicago /The New Northern Ireland/There is an Urgency/"AINT NO AGE"
I think anyone who traveled to Ireland in the 70s and 80s could attest to the fact that extending that trip to Northern Ireland was a dangerous journey fraught with anxiety and fear. My late wife’s family was from Armagh, so I witnessed first hand the danger and the hate on multiple visits. Being a... Read more »
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