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[18 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan is having a slightly difficult time on her path to confirmation as Justice of the Supreme Court, which might not be enjoyable for her, but is terrific for President Obama.

The brilliant hypocrite Newt Gingrich called for the President to withdraw her nomination while Laura Bush was extolling the idea of three women on the Supreme Court. Obama, who is at least as smart as Gingrich will not withdraw her nomination, nor will he lose it either. That would be unfortunate for Kagan …

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[18 May 2010 | 17 Comments | ]

The humbugging Chicago Tribune comes out in favor of a Federal bail out of the leftwing cronies at Shore Bank
This institution has made Chicago stronger. It deserves to be saved, so it can continue that work.
The big banks may be trying to burnish their image. They’re tired of being bashed by the White House, Congress, Main Street and everyone at the corner bar.

A list of the corporate shareholders at Shore Bank tells a story of insider trading and crony capitalism
Allstate Insurance Company
Bank of America Corporation
BP Corporation North America Inc.
Bullitt Foundation
Calvert Social …

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[17 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

We’re entering the primary election season with incumbents of both parties in tight or losing situations. But regardless of how the primaries turn out, the White House is keeping its collective eye peeled on the big countdown to November, when control of both Senate and House will be up for grabs.

There is little doubt that prior to passage of the health-care bill, the Democrats were on track to lose the House and quite possibly the Senate. The danger has lowered substantially, but you’ll still find independent pundits ready to call …

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[17 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Here in Illinois…home of Barack Obama and The Squid…we’re on the lip of the precipice that overlooks the chaos that is Greece. Our government is completely Squid from top to bottom: Squid governor, Squid legislature, all Squid constitutional officers. In fact it’s a good test laboratory for the nation and deserves a look-see at all its imponderable squishy-ness for it is nothing more than a microcosm of the nation.

The Squid legislature has just adjourned without having the guts to face up to the problem. The gap in our budget…as …

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[15 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

A real, but brief, correction hit the markets last week. We may never know exactly what caused the Wall Street drop, but the lack of an uptick rule didn’t help. Nonetheless, at the bottom on Thursday, the market experienced its first true 10% correction in 14 months. Short-sellers were basically gleeful and many politically motivated pundits took the drop as a sign of economic trouble.

But this correction came just when economic data took a very visible turn for the better. Friday’s employment report provided a huge …

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[14 May 2010 | One Comment | ]

Obama said that Kagan’s confirmation would create “a court that would be more inclusive, more representative, more reflective of us as a people than ever before.”Huh? It would mean that every single justice is a product of either Harvard Law or Yale Law. It would mean the last three appointees were undergraduate alumni of Princeton. It would mean that both of Obama’s appointees were women who grew up in New York City, as did the only other woman on the court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Two other justices were born in nearby …

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[13 May 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

And now for something completely different. This week, instead the customary Analysis and Opinion, here’s an unsolicited, wholly gratuitous and totally unbiased Memorandum and Recommendation directed to the Republican nominee for governor of Illinois:
Memorandum.
To: Bill Brady.
Re: How to beat Pat Quinn.

First, the primary was roughly 100 days ago, and your name recognition is still somewhere between minimal and abysmal. You won the Republican primary by a minuscule 139 votes, getting an unimpressive 18.4 percent in a 5-candidate field. Your political base is Downstate. You got 5.4 percent in Chicago, 5.1 …

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[13 May 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

Wealthy Highland Park, Illinois, …a suburb that fronts on Lake Michigan with median family income of $137,000…has resolved to punish Arizona for its immigration law by keeping its girls high school basketball team at home…the most dramatic outcry from wealthy trendy supporters of fashionable outrage since 1965 when Shirley McLaine and her brother Warren Beatty asked fellow liberals to stop eating grapes to show sympathy for farm workers led by Cesar Chavez.

Today for comfortable millionaire liberals, editorial boards and hyperbolic churchmen including some oracular Catholic bishops, reading …

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[12 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Per the Sun Times
House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie didn’t hesitate to criticize  (Bill Brady) the  Republican nominee when asked what a Brady victory would mean to Illinois.
“I suspect he doesn’t have a clue what it means to cut across-the-board ten percent. I suspect he doesn’t know what kind of anguish that would cause ordinary people,” she said.

Ah, it seems like only yesterday that Rep. Currie was losing mail from Roland Burris pertaining to his appointment by Gov. Blagojevich to the US Senate.  From CDOBs Feb 18, 2009
On February 5, …