Gov. Blagojevich: Free At Last!

“I’ve got this thing, and it’s (expletive) golden. And I’m just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I’m not going to do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there.” — Governor Rod Blagojevich on trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat Ex-Illinois Democrat Governor, Rod Blagojevich, nicknamed “Blago,” had hisContinue reading “Gov. Blagojevich: Free At Last!”

Illi-noise: Another ‘Progressive’ Blue State Cannot Pay Its Bills

It was a nice summer day in Illinois. Kids were enjoying their summer break, diving for murder weapons in the Chicago River when news broke that the state of Illinois had been downgraded to junk bond status. Unchecked growth in government and the inability to tax fleeing citizens and corporations were the cause. “I amContinue reading “Illi-noise: Another ‘Progressive’ Blue State Cannot Pay Its Bills”

An ILL Wind For Business — Boeing, Boeing Gone?

To understand Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats, examine the Petri dish of their experiment in liberal (rebranded as “progressive”) policies in Obama’s home state. They are policies that dampen the spirit, incentive, productivity, and self-reliance of entrepreneurs; they force companies to cut nefarious deals with politicians in order to stay in business. Then politiciansContinue reading “An ILL Wind For Business — Boeing, Boeing Gone?”

Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP

The resounding win by the Republicans in November holds the promise of getting some control on spending in Washington. It seems, for the moment, that Congress is focusing on this goal, thanks to its members’ feet being held to the fire by the Tea Party. Like the 2006 election, the 2010 midterms were decided byContinue reading “Pork Bill Showdown: A Win For the GOP”

Rahm Emanuel (Dem-moralized): “Dead Fish” Taken To the Trash Can

Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel plans to leave his post as Obama’s head bouncer and pocket-thug-in-residence to head home to Chicago. He wants to spend more time cussing out his family and teaching expletive-laced rap songs to South Side Chicago kids. He wants to be mayor of Chicago, which, if elected (by voters both alive andContinue reading “Rahm Emanuel (Dem-moralized): “Dead Fish” Taken To the Trash Can”

Blago Set Free, His Hair To Stand Trial Separately

I’ve got this thing, and it’s (expletive) golden. And I’m just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I’m not going to do it. And I can always use it. I can parachute me there.” —  Governor Rod Blagojevich on Obama’s Senate seat Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich, the part-time Elvis impersonator and full-time buffoon, seems to haveContinue reading “Blago Set Free, His Hair To Stand Trial Separately”

All Shook Up

The day comes when all the kids are gone. We sent our youngest kid off to NYU, the middle one back to the U of M to see what they can do with him, and our oldest to medical school this week. At times like this parents worry about many things to do with theirContinue reading “All Shook Up”

From Russia With Love

“History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”  —  Mark Twain If you thought we were reliving the Jimmy Carter administration with oil issues, a bad economy and policies that are just making it worse, problems with Iran, and a president who is in over his head, then it just gets more “déjà vuContinue reading “From Russia With Love”

South Carolina Goes Greene

A telling story is unfolding in the Democrat Senate primary in South Carolina. This one might take the cake, even in a state affectionately known as “The Jerry Springer Show” of politics. Half-wit Alvin Greene, who ran for the Democratic Senate nomination to challenge sitting (which is about all they do) Sen. Jim “Never NeedsContinue reading “South Carolina Goes Greene”

Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?

It has become alarmingly apparent that pop culture is more important than substantive news reporting. Infamy, which allows vapid “stars” or dubious “celebrities” to insert themselves into the public discourse, has become commonplace. Witness the curious case of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is in negotiations with CNN to host a one-hour show.Continue reading “Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?”