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[31 May 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Barack Obama has thrown Rev. Michael Pfleger under the bus. Pfleger took Hillary to task, claiming she felt she should win over a black man.
CBS News notes that Pfleger is “another pastor friend.”
But he’s much more than that. Pfleger and Obama have had a long relationship. Pfleger backed Obama against Bobby Rush when Obama ran in 2000 for Congress.
Already by that time, Pfleger was on record supporting radicals like Louis Farrakhan.
Pfleger is a campaign contributor to Obama, in addition to being yet another “spiritual mentor,” and Obama got a $225,000.00 …

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[31 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

When Republican county chairmen recruited Martin Ozinga III of Homer Glen to step into the race for the 11th Congressional District seat, they secured what appeared to be a wealthy, successful businessman to the ticket with little political background.
Ozinga, 58, is certainly well off. According to his federal candidate financial disclosure, he earned $478,421 last year as president of the Ozinga Bros. ready-mix concrete company and 26 other companies and entities that he runs or is affiliated as a board member.
His individual and jointly held assets, which are declared in …

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[30 May 2008 | 2 Comments | ]

Stanley Kurtz, NRO has another blockbuster report, (previously on the Rev. Wright) this time on Acorn and Barack Obama. For background on Acorn, Kurtz cites Sol Stern‘s 2003 piece in City Journal. They first drew my notice when they were harassing the University of Chicago hospitals.
Kurtz explores in depth Barack Obama’s community organizing experience with Acorn–read this as organizing demonstrations–useful stuff, huh–really improves people’s lives. No, the actual work is left to others, who actually care for indigent sick people, for example. Probably good training for a political campaign, though. …

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[30 May 2008 | 15 Comments | ]

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rev. Michael Pfleger’s remarks at Sen. Barack Obama’s church that led the Catholic priest to apologize and the Democratic hopeful to renounce them:
“Most commentators are already focusing on the inappropriateness of the race-baiting comments by Father Pfleger. More serious is the venue in which he delivered his diatribe and his long-standing ties to Sen. Obama.
“Father Pfleger’s tirade would be inexcusable anywhere, but it is even more offensive when it happens in a church. It does not matter that it was not his own, …

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[30 May 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

A former high-up federal prosecutor whom I talked to the other day told me that in his estimation the feds will arrive at “an Agnew” solution to the Blagojevich problem.
Vice President Spiro Agnew was formally charged by the feds with accepting bribes totaling more than $100,000 while Baltimore chief executive and Governor of Maryland, receiving some of the money from past favors while holding the office of vice president. After a deal with the U.S. attorney, Agnew pleaded no contest on October 10, 1973 to a single charge that he …

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[30 May 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Statement of Cardinal Francis George concerning remarks of
Fr. Michael Pfleger about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton during
an address at Trinity United Church of Christ on Sunday May 25, 2008
The Catholic Church does not endorse political candidates. Consequently, while a priest must speak to political issues that are also moral, he may not endorse candidates nor engage in partisan campaigning.
Racial issues are both political and moral and are also highly charged. Words can be differently interpreted, but Fr. Pfleger’s remarks about Senator Clinton are both partisan and amount to a personal attack. …

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[30 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Martin Luther High School, Home of the Spartans, in Greendale Wisconsin was the site of Senator John McCain’s Straight-Talk Express Town Hall Meeting. In south suburban Milwaukee, Martin Luther High School stands as a tribute to people who value Faith-based education as a choice over America’s declining public schools that call for greater tax burdens to shore up declining performance.
Martin Luther High School is associated with the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod and is not a School Choice high school as it is situated outside of Metro Milwaukee.
I traveled …

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[29 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Barack Obama’s chief strategist leveled the campaign’s harshest counterattack yet over John McCain’s recent rhetoric on national security issues, and defended himself against charges that threaten to make him a focus of the campaign tit-for-tat in the coming months.
The chief strategist also defended himself against a recent Newsweek story charging that he had essentially lobbied Chicago officials on behalf of his communications firm’s clients. He called the piece a “red herring,” and contrasted his record with that of his counterpart in the McCain campaign, chief strategist Charlie Black, who Axelrod …

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[29 May 2008 | 38 Comments | ]

This video must be seen to be believed. This is the Rev. Michael Pfleger speaking at Jeremiah Wright’s Church. Fr. Pfleger is a Roman Catholic Priest who is in the Obama camp. Sorry, I take that back. It is much worse than that. I do believe he prefers Obama over Jesus.
If you don’t like Obama, why then you are a racist. Watch this amzing and outrageous video of Rev. Pfleger.

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[29 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

Just as beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, so, too, does the perception of political power depend on the eyesight of the viewer.
Most Chicagoans, as well as national observers, perceive Mayor Richard M. Daley at the pinnacle of his power, untouched by a profusion of political scandals, creator of a glorious City on a Hill, and a beloved and benevolent dictator who will reign forevermore.
But aldermen, especially from the northwest side, have a starkly different perspective – namely: that King Richard’s days are numbered, that he may yet …