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DANIELPALOOZA A fundraising concert benefitting gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss and running mate Litesa Wallace is set for Saturday in Rockford. Some of the social publicity around the event, however, didn’t quite align with Biss’ professorial disposition. On Thursday, a performer with the Twitter handle @Rio_ballout, tweeted: “Slide 2 my 1st show if u rlly f$&# wimme it’s in the burbs so yea oh ya its for our next governor Daniel Biss.” That Tweet, which included this poster was taken...

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[ • 18 Oct 2017 • No Comment]
Almost overlooked in Donald Trump’s assaults last week on Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal was his moronic assault on the First Amendment–you know, the one that guarantees freedom of speech. The man was idiotic enough to suggest challenging the licenses of NBC and networks he accuses of “fake news.” Where do we begin? With the fact that networks are not licensed, therefore can’t be challenged? Was this total ignorance of the law or just bluster for “the base”? The...

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[ • 18 Oct 2017 • No Comment ]
Next week, government statisticians will release the first estimate for third quarter real GDP growth. In spite of hurricanes, and continued negativity by conventional wisdom, we expect 2.8% growth. If we’re right about the third quarter, real GDP will be up 2.2% from a year ago, which is exactly equal to the growth rate since the beginning of this recovery back in 2009. Looking at these four-quarter or eight-year growth rates, many people argue that the economy is still stuck in the mud. But,...


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[ • 11 Oct 2017 • One Comment ]
Poor Mayor Rahm Emanuel, obviously running for third term come 2019, has become a political ping-pong ball, paddled between the Chicago Police Department and the African American and progressive communities. He won strong support from African Americans in both his 2011 and 2015 victories–which was decisive in the latter. That’s because he had the backing of President Barack Obama, who actually cut commercials for Emanuel in 2015 when County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia...


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[ • 5 Oct 2017 • One Comment ]
Was your response to the devastation of  Puerto Rico so slow, bureaucratic and inadequate because you were too busy tweeting against football players? Or because you didn’t realize Puerto Ricans are Americans and the US has a responsibility to its territories, even if–as you so quaintly put it–“they are an island, surrounded by water, lots of water”? (Amazing observation, sir.) Or was it because they speak Spanish–the same as Mexicans–and here they usually...


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[ • 5 Oct 2017 • No Comment ]
Next Monday (October 9th) will be exactly ten years from the stock market peak before the Financial Panic of 2008. Imagine that Doctor Doom, the perceived “best analyst in the business,” told you on that night, when markets peaked, that financial authorities would allow mark-to-market accounting rules to burn the banking system to the ground, with many well-known financial firms failing or being taken over by the government. You knew the unemployment rate was going to soar to 10% and...


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[ • 26 Sep 2017 • No Comment ]
The Feds said they won’t release his 302’s because there were lawyers involved. Gregory Craig was the attorney who wrote Obamas internal investigation report given to the Feds BEFORE Obama was interviewed. Soooooo the Feds knew it was filled with lies and misleading when they sat down with Obama for 2 hours. Now hindsight being 20/20 we now know that Fitzgerald went to work for Craig starting pay $3.5 million and that their own prosecutor witness contradicted this report. The only media...


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[ • 19 Sep 2017 • 3 Comments ]
Let ‘s momentarily leave  the bizarre menage-a- trois of Donald, Chuck and Nancy and return to Illinois Democrats’ main target, Governor Bruce “The Ruiner” Rauner. He’s the state’s least popular politician–with the possible exception of Speaker of the House and Democratic Chairman Michael Madigan. But despite his low numbers, he has tons of money–a geyser of his own dollars, replenished by the state’s richest person, Ken Griffin. Remember,...


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