Archive for December 2020

Chicago! A City of Big Shoulders or a Ship of Fools /Social Justice or a Cuckoo's Nest?/Lawbreakers and Victims

Chicago! A City of Big Shoulders or a Ship of Fools /Social Justice or  a Cuckoo's Nest?/Lawbreakers and Victims
Some years back two reporters from Chicago Magazine Noah Isackson and David Bernstein wrote a brilliant piece called “GANGS AND POLITICIANS.” In it, they describe how in some parts of Chicago violent street gangs and politicians quietly (very quietly indeed) trade money and favors for mutual gain. The thugs flourish the elected officials thrive and... Read more »

Ten minutes of Chuckles and Stress Relief/Quotes from Crackpots and Geniuses/ Politicians and Sports hero's/

Ten minutes of Chuckles and Stress Relief/Quotes from Crackpots and Geniuses/ Politicians and Sports hero's/
I’m not sure everyone will get some hoots out of these quotes. As far as I know, someone actually said them. Some were just random thoughts by people whose words are splashed about in the media. Some were actually said but of course, their paid P/R people raced to spin the damage as quickly as... Read more »

Witness Protection In Cook County/ DUH/ Only Fools Would object.

Witness Protection In Cook County/ DUH/ Only Fools Would object.
On December 3rd last week Retired Firefighter Dwain Williams stopped off at a local popcorn shop to pick up some goodies for the wife and family. As he was exiting the shop at 2:00 p.m. he was met by three local thugs exiting a stolen vehicle, brandishing guns, with the intent to carjack his vehicle.... Read more »
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A Murder in a City of Many/ Politicians and Community Leaders/Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste

A Murder in a City of Many/ Politicians and Community Leaders/Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste
Last weeks shooting death of Retired Chicago Firefighter Dwain Williams at 2 pm in the afternoon seemed to have awoken many folks. The retired Father of 4 stopped to pick up a bag of PopCorn and upon returning to his vehicle he was met by 3 armed gunmen who demanded his vehicle. Mr.Williams drew his... Read more »

Chicago and Cook County/ Behind Enemy Lines/ Over 920 Dead and 3910 Attempts.

Chicago and Cook County/ Behind Enemy Lines/ Over 920 Dead and 3910 Attempts.
Most people probably were shocked to see this headline in Chicago’s papers. Medical Examiner says,  “OVER 900 HOMICIDES IN COOK COUNTY SO FAR THIS YEAR.”  I’m sure they were well aware that Chicago has over 733 already in the books for 2020. Take into account the 3900 other people who were wounded and one can... Read more »