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[29 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

“Justice” is supposed to be blind. Unfortunately, so are the voters that elect the judges who dispense that “justice.”

 
Unlike a commercial transaction, one cannot kick tires, compare prices, or get a refundable warranty when picking judges. Once nominated in the Democratic primary in Cook County, they are automatically elected, and serve for life, or until they earn their 85 percent pension and retire. They appear on the ballot periodically for retention.
It’s called the “pig in a poke” syndrome. Brainpower, experience and/or judicial temperament matter not.
Superficiality prevails. Gender, race, ballot position, …

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[29 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

The Tribune is reporting that half of Chicago Public Schools’ buildings enroll fewer students than their classroom space allows, according to new district standards released Wednesday. Under the new formula, 268 of the district’s 527 elementary schools are underutilized, as…

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[29 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

. . . It’s all about Obamacare and immigration. It’s made by Coulter, VERY PERSUASIVELY.

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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

New Geography

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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

I don’t know about you but I feel like this is the most wide-open race in my lifetime, and the most pivotal for the country.Post-Christmas gatherings of family and friends reveal a split among the Romneys and the nons.My vote’s for Newt as the best of …

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[28 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Rev. James Martin SJ: GRINCH.  He just had to get this off his chest, feels better already.

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[28 Dec 2011 | One Comment | ]

From the LA Times
Panda Express owners to move from fast food to dry cleaning
Owners partner with Procter & Gamble in effort to expand beyond restaurants by using fast-food chain principles in what is mostly a local business.

From Courthouse Express
Panda Express must face allegations that its owners’ business decisions were clouded by their friendship with Tony Rezko, the real-estate mogul who was convicted of running a pay-to-play political influence scheme, a federal judge ruled.
The Chinese take-out chain entered into a partnership in 1993 with Rezko-Citadel, a company owned by Antoin “Tony” …