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[26 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Go easy on the merry, say some. To certain ears, then, “Happy Christmas” conveys a sober, well-earned enjoyment, the satisfaction resulting from hard work and virtuous living. On the other hand: “Merry Christmas” stirs in us an impulse more pri…

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[26 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Harold Meyerson. December 24, 2012. Major defeats in Wisconsin and Michigan have given labor its goals for 2013: ousting Republican governors in the Midwest and experimenting with alternative forms of organizing. … Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has …

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[26 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Rod Blagojevich scandals. The current gambling expansion proposals for Illinois include giving away more billions of dollars by charging only $100,000 per license (plus minimal fees per slot machine). For this monetary reason alone, Gov. Pat Quinn was …

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[26 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The American Thinker

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[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Washington Times reports:A study has found that more federal court complaints were filed during the first term of the Obama administration to force the government to abide by the Freedom of Information Act than were filed against the administration…

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[25 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

The Bible story of the virgin birth is at the center of much of the holiday cheer at this time of the year. The book of Luke tells us Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem because Caesar Augustus decreed a census should be taken. Mary gave birth after arriving in Bethlehem and placed baby Jesus in a manger because there was “no room for them in the inn.”

 
Over the centuries, people have come to believe that because Jesus was born in a stable, and not in a hotel room, Mary …

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[24 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]

Or per the Chicago Tribune “Illinois clergy endorse gay marriage bill”
Pat Hickey dissects
More than 250 faith leaders, many from Chicago, back measure that could face vote in January -Manya Brachear the Chicago Tribune’s Seeker
And you shall find that Manya Brachear numbers of support for Greg Harris’s Gay Marriage Bill are underwhelming.

 
 
Consider this, The Archdiocese of Chicago which represents and shepherd’s more than 2.3 million Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties numbers 3,325 clergy persons on its rolls alone:
Diocesan Priests (including active and retired): 791
Religious Priests: 710
Religious Brothers: 250
Women Religious: 1,781
Permanent …

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[24 Dec 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

It’s probably been more than 75 years since I wrote you last, but things have come to such an impasse that I figure it couldn’t hurt for this good Jewish boy to renew your acquaintance.
I was really quite happy with the early Hanukkah gift that I and 51 percent of the country received on November 6th. (Okay—47 percent of the nation found it a lump of coal, but that’s the breaks.) Nice as the gift was, I soon found myself discontent, along with millions …