Archive for November 2010

Video: Who Is Chicago Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico?

I have to hand it to the Chico campaign. As Gery Chico runs for Chicago Mayor, they are out of the box in full force and getting to the bloggers, too. Heck, I’m not even a Democrat and am getting their campaign press releases. Good job to the Chico shop! Good media outreach so far.... Read more »

What They're Saying About Rep. Roskam's New Leadership Post

From the Office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, IL, 6th Distirct)… Here is what they are saying on the various news outlets about Roskam’s appointment to Chief Deputy Whip. Also, enjoy the mashup video of the Chicago TV coverage below. Crain’s Chicago Business “Rep. Peter Roskam was named chief deputy majority whip of the incoming... Read more »

EPA Delivers Holiday 'Sucker Punch' to U.S. Economy

From the Heartland Institute… While we were all preparing to see family and friends over the Thanksgiving, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency was exploiting the holiday lull to sneak through new regulatory “guidance” that threatens to inflict further damage to the U.S. economy. The Heartland Institute has been on the case since the EPA gave the... Read more »

Union Member Advocates for End of Capitalism, Private Property Rights

-By Warner Todd Huston Calling for civil unrest and the end to private property rights, Sharon Black of the Baltimore All-Peoples Congress, tried desperately to rouse communists and socialists everywhere at the Workers World Party’s annual conference on November 13th and 14th in New York City. Black — whose name is a fitting one for... Read more »

Chicago Cops/Firemen Retire as Millionaires

-By Warner Todd Huston There really is no excuse for any public servant to retire with a pension worth $1.3 million dollars of the people’s tax money. None. But that is precisely what happens in the City of Chicago according to Chicago’s Civic Committee. Crain’s Greg Hinz reports that the Civic Commission sent an email... Read more »

Lame Duck Threat to Bailout Union Pensions

-By Warner Todd Huston Connie Hair has an informative piece at Human Events about what Democrats are hoping to do in the next few weeks in this lame duck session by pushing another big union bailout. In October, Sen. Tom Harkin (D, Iowa) heard witnesses advancing the “Guaranteed Retirement Account” (GRA) idea authored by left-wing... Read more »

Why has Media Not Played up Republicans Taking Obama's Senate Seat?

-By Warner Todd Huston Wouldn’t you think it would be a big deal if a Republican president lost his senate seat to a Democrat only 2 short years after he was elected to the highest office in the land? I mean, don’t you think the media would think that a Republican president losing his own... Read more »

Truth in Accounting Issues: Wisconsin's "Financial State of the State"

From the Institute for Truth in Accounting… Chicago (November 29, 2010) Today, the Institute for Truth in Accounting released Wisconsin’s “Financial State of the State.” After an intensive review of the State’s 2009 audited financial report, the Institute determined the State is in a precarious financial position because it does not have the funds available... Read more »

GOP's Buyer Blasts Dem Speaker: 'This is why the People have Thrown You Out'

Representative Steven Buyer (R, IN, 4th District) does a great job of highlighting how out of touch and anti-democratic that the Democrats in the House of Representatives in Washington really are.

New Hawaii Government Transparency Website Debuts

-By Warner Todd Huston The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is starting a new effort to spotlight wasteful government spending in the Aloha State and one of the central parts of this program is a new website that the group promises will, “revolutionize government accountability in Hawaii by revealing waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars... Read more »