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[27 Jul 2010 | 8 Comments | ]

I have decided not to file petitions for the US Senate in New York, although it has been a great experience running the past four months. Upon the advice of Ted Sorensen, John Godfrey Morris, Jay Jacobs (State Chair of the Democratic Party), Stuart Brody, friend of more than 30 years who lives and practices law in New York and Senate President Pro Tem Malcolm Smith, I have decided to use my energies elsewhere.

Furthermore, the incumbent, Sen. Charles Schumer has turned into a ‘new best friend’ as have …

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[27 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]

Sam Adam Jr. has just accused President Barack Obama and his transition team of negotiating with Blagojevich.
The offer came from Rod to Tom Balanoff, Adam says. Balanoff brought it to Valerie Jarrett and word came back from Rahm Emanuel through John Wyma. It’s a negotiation they were in, he said of Obama and Blagojevich.
“You start high and they come low,” Adam said.

Read more at the Sun-Times

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[27 Jul 2010 | One Comment | ]

The Chicago Sun-Times is the number one Catholic-basher among U.S. urban newspapers…running on regular basis columnists Carol Marin, Neil Steinberg and Christopher Hitchens all of whom repeatedly slug the Church, the paper not bothering to run any defense of the Church…despite the fact that Catholics comprise 40% of the population of Cook and Lake counties.

Marin, a strident liberal who is a one-person oligopoly in commentary (newspaper columnist, NBC-TV and WTTW-TV public television commentator) on occasion calls herself Catholic but rabidly disagrees with the Church’s basic theological fundamentals—abortion, gay rights (she …

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[27 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Early warning signals from both parties hint the November mid-term elections might turn into a Republican “wave,” much as in 1994 when they won more than 50 seats, taking over the House of Representatives for the first time in decades. Or like 2006 when Democrats not only won the House but the Senate.

The conundrum is that the Obama Administration has had an amazingly productive 18 months, passing more major legislation than any Democrat since Lyndon Johnson—including a very unpopular stimulus that merely rescued the economy from a sharp plunge into …

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[26 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

The U. S. government urged Scottish ministers that it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber and allow him to live in Scotland rather than in Libya reported The Daily Australian quoting the London newspaper (firewalled!) The Sunday Times—contradicting a statement by President Obama that “all Americans were surprised and angry” when the bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released to Libya because he was at death’s door with advanced prostate cancer and had only three months to live. After he was released, a doctor in Libya said …

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[26 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

This is about what happens when governments, both state and federal, pump money into a politically connected enterprise with little accountability on both ends. If you’re an Illinois taxpayer, be advised: Reading this may raise your blood pressure.

On June 9, 2010, the American Thinker reviewed how the now-defunct Chicago suburb-based Save A Life Foundation (SALF) was founded under false pretenses, promoted by Chicago and national news outlets, and supported by some big politicians — mostly from Illinois. AT also noted how SALF, with bipartisan political backing, tapped into several money …

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[25 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Please join Tom Roeser, the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Chicago Daily Observer, as he hosts Sen. Randy Hultgren, candidate for candidate for the US House, 14th District, and John Powers, President of the Chicago Daily Observer.

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[24 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Some of the lamest journalism ever recorded (outside of the immediate vicinity of where you are now), The Journolist pictured here.  More at I Own the World
H/T Jim Bowman

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[24 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Running an auto firm is undoubtedly much harder than it looks–and it looks pretty hard.  But would it be crazy to suggest that, rather than using high-rate loans to goose sales in advance of a shotgun IPO, GM could take some time and concentrate on, I don’t know, making cars that people want to buy even if they can’t get bad lease deals?

On the government side, it’s even odder.  Pushing GM back into the subprime credit market seems to raise the odds that GM is eventually going to require another …

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[23 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

Mayor Daley sounds sillier every time he opens his mouth. Downstaters, who are not under his direct control, can see it better than Chicagoans. But Daley sounds especially silly, and frightening, when he indulges his obsession about guns. Violence in Chicago is, indeed, out of control. Daley chooses to focus his rage on guns, rather than on the people who use the guns.

Why? Because guns don’t vote, but people do. By playing to people’s fears, Daley hopes to win a few votes from those who have lost loved one to …