Home » Archive

Articles Archive for September 2009

Featured, Headline »

[27 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Adam Andrzejewski (pronounced An-jee-ef-ski) is running for governor in the Republican primary on a platform of reform, offering specific spending cuts and holding the line on taxes.
Sound radical?
Only in Illinois, where government is big business and the parties’ trading jobs for support makes them almost indistinguishable.
“The Republican patronage model is broken, we can’t win statewide elections,” said Andrzejewski, a young, self-made businessman raised in Herscher, in Kankakee County, and now living in Hinsdale.
“My candidacy is a paradigm shift for this party. My party needs to move away from Republican patronage …

Featured, Headline »

[25 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Barack Obama’s UN speech…largely puffed up as an isolationist address by the compliant mainstream media (don’t count on the U.S. to interfere unduly to solve all your disputes, he said) points the way to a dangerous road by America which can lead only to disaster and capitulation to the forces of terrorism.
While as with all Obama’s speeches, the basic sentiment is unassailable, the implications are far different: he has served notice through stealthy but soft implication which pleased our enemies greatly of two unrealistic things…that we have abdicated our role …

Featured, Headline »

[25 Sep 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Last Friday, CBS-2 News Political Editor Mike Flannery reported that “there no longer is an ACORN Illinois.” A story from the Los Angeles Times corroborates the closing of an ACORN branch in Chicago.But, as Kristina Rasmussen recently reported, “ACORN Housing” received a $100,000 grant from the Illinois Housing Development Authority according to a 2008 annual progress report submitted in April 2009. How can ACORN get a grant if they’re not present in Illinois? So I set out to answer a simple question: Does ACORN currently have operating offices in Illinois? …

Featured, Headline »

[24 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Steele Withdraws Sole Support for Kirk.

Republican National Chairman Michael Steele has withdrawn his sole endorsement for Mark Kirk for the U. S. Senate, recognizing that the candidacy of Patrick Hughes has drawn major support from Illinois Republicans: thus Steele’s RNC is neutral…a distinct victory for Hughes.
Andrzejewski & Mullins.

I call my WLS radio show “Political Shootout” for a reason. It’s not a meandering, everybody-agree-with-everyone-else variant of the WTTW’s deadly boring “Chicago Week in Review” but is immediate and spontaneous with two participants who feel strongly about issues and tactics. Last night …

Featured, Headline »

[23 Sep 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

The Tribune has been obsessed for several months now over the admissions process at the University of Illinois, the flagship public university in the State of Illinois system.  As the Tribune had it, students using political clout were being provided with preferential admission to the competitive U of I system.  The Tribune editorial board demanded the University Trustees and President resign for participating in preferrential admission procedure.  Most of the Trustees resigned a few weeks ago.  Today, the Tribune got it’s wish: University of Illinois President Joseph White has resigned.
I …

Featured, Headline »

[23 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

Last night, as part of his nonstop media tour, the President of the United States was making small talk with David Letterman when he defended his health care proposals by praising the Canadian health care experience. Too bad Mister Obama did not poll some actual Canadians as to their thoughts on the quality, convenience and cost of healthcare in the Great White North. Unlike the President and US Senator Max Baucus (D-Mt), I have had actual conversations with some Canadians on this important subject, as I will explain.
Two weeks ago, …

Featured, Headline »

[23 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Government leaders from advanced economies around the world will meet this week in Pittsburgh, PA to have a gabfest about the direction of economic policy.  At present, the G-20 is working on finalizing what they call a “Framework for Sustainable and Balanced Growth.”
This agreement does not have the force of law.  It is not a treaty and the US Congress will never vote on it.  What it does tell us is the direction in which policymakers think the US, China, and Europe should head.
As Bob Davis and Stephen Fidler …

Featured, Headline »

[23 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Aid for Women, a life-affirming pregnancy resource center affiliated with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, is sponsoring its Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Thursday, September 24 at The Union League Club of Chicago. This year’s event features keynote speaker, Senator Rick Santorum, and special guests Dennis Byrne and Bishop Francis Kane. For reservation information, call Sue at (312 ) …

Featured, Headline »

[22 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | ]

Is racism at the root of the bitter opposition to health care and other aspects of Barack Obama’s presidency?  The inevitable question was prompted by Rep. Joe Wilson’s malicious “you lie” outburst during Obama’s speech to congress.
Jimmy Carter, who turns out to be a far better ex-president than he was president, gave a big affirmative reply:
“There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president.”
His statement is indisputable. At issue, however, is how many are “many”? Is racism the central motivation behind the …

Featured, Headline »

[22 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]

Notre Dame President.

Notre Dame President Fr. John I, Jenkins, CSC, who warmly greeted the abortion president of the U. S. as commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary doctorate, will speak at the City Club this Thursday (Sept. 24) at Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 West Grand (11:30 a.m. reception, 12:00 lunch)…but not a peep is heard from authenticist Catholics about protesting his appearance. Thus doth the fires of passion burn low.
As City Club Chairman, I didn’t invite him but I welcomed his appearance because I thought it would be healthy for …