Archive for April 2020

Mike Royko 23 Long Years/ R I P/ Guns/ The Reality/ The Hypocrisy/ The Loud Clueless.

Mike Royko 23 Long Years/ R I P/ 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 for three of Chicago’s Major Newspapers, The Daily News,... Read more »

LOOK Around US/ Some were Faceless/ Heroes have SUDDENLY emerged/ While we may be Bored THEY SERVE.

LOOK Around US/ Some were Faceless/ Heroes have SUDDENLY emerged/ While we may be Bored THEY SERVE.
Remember the words of Dr King, “ALL LABOR HAS DIGNITY.”  While most of us are resting at home and maybe complaining about boredom THINK HARD.  Where would we be without those nurses, doctors, cops, fireman, truck drivers, store clerks, delivery people, cleaning people, nursing home workers, food suppliers and food processing workers, and many many... Read more »

Chicago's Violence/The Human Toll/The Price$$$$ /Bribing the People with the People's Money

With the Coronavirus first dominating the news, and now, of course, the ongoing riots, demonstrations, and peaceful protests occupying the entire City and beyond I was asked yet again to revisit the cost of all the pandemic rules and mayhem that has been playing out. Last week there were over an estimated 300 looting incidents,... Read more »
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The Other News Stories/ Mass Killings/The Daleys J and M/ Politics and Vaudeville Acts/ Like Father like Son/

The Other News Stories/ Mass Killings/The Daleys J and M/ Politics and Vaudeville Acts/ Like Father like Son/
With all the Coronavirus stories clogging up the airwaves and print media, there are quite a few stories that have gone unnoticed or unreported for lack of a better word. I guess one could say the Virus is probably the most important story in most of our lifetimes. Imagine for a few fantasy seconds that... Read more »

A New Top Cop/ The Revolving Door Continues/ The Theme Remains the same/ Keep one Eye on the Hall

A New Top Cop/ The Revolving Door Continues/ The Theme Remains the same/ Keep one Eye on the Hall
Yesterday Chicago was introduced to its new Police Superintendent, the 60th top Cop in Chicago’s long history since 1837 when Oremus Morrison was sworn in. David Brown the former Police Chief of Dallas takes over from Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck. Since Oremus Morrison back in 1837, they have been called various titles ranging from City... Read more »

What Coronavirus?/ Chicago is Confronted by two Killers/ One Hysterically Covered/ One Quietly Continuing Merrily along

What Coronavirus?/ Chicago is Confronted by two Killers/ One Hysterically Covered/ One Quietly Continuing Merrily along
While the killer Coronavirus continues it’s deadly toll and infects hundreds of Chicagoans, the City’s other epidemic just keeps rolling along with no apparent strategy whatsoever. When Chicago awoke this morning those who bothered to read the daily papers were shocked to see (well maybe) that on a Tuesday with the weather in the 70s,... Read more »
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A Killer Technologically Accomplished/ Unseen, lethal,Deadly and Spread by Friendlies/A Future Nightmare

While most of America and other parts of the world are trying to avoid becoming victims of a killer virus there have to be others thinking more sinister things than fighting off a silent deadly killer. Make no mistake all eyes on upon us. Huge swathes of America have come to a virtual standstill. Our... Read more »

COVID-19/ Squeeze the Charmin and Grab the Northern Tissues/It's Toilet Paper over basic food.

COVID-19/ Squeeze the Charmin and Grab the Northern Tissues/It's Toilet Paper over basic food.
As far as I know in the history of the world nobody has ever died because they ran out of TOILET PAPER. Imagine a few short months ago somebody writing a column on the front page of the NY Times, (that “Gray Lady”) about Toilet Paper, wow. Thanks to Kate Murphy for at least trying... Read more »