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[1 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Proposed Campaign ad for Anita Alvarez.
On the screen, we see an unattractive, overweight, middle age woman. THe woman begins to speak: “Hi, you may not know me, but I am Mayor Daley’s sister, Mary Vanecko. My son, RJ, slugged a young man who was one foot shorter and 60 pounds lighter than he was, resulting in his death. When citizens tried to get justice for the dead man, only one woman came to our aid–Anita Alvarez. That’s right, Anita Alvarez stood by our family. She helped us to ensure …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

From Sarah Palin
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – from the FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send …

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[21 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

A guy with a clipboard knocked on my door the other day. Usually it is a kid from one of the Catholic grammar or high schools selling magazines, raffle tickets, or Jimmy Perbo from down the street looking for my pipe wrench. In political season it is someone with a clipboard and pen.

This fellow looked like he had spent more than a few days marinating his epidermis at the Lucky Leprechaun. He was wearing a faded green softball windbreaker – The Twin Dukes, a Blackhawks knit hat …

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[13 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

“Tea party people know that I stood against the Wall Street scam from Day One, that I voted against TARP, that I voted against repealing Glass-Steagall Act that kept these guys under some control,” he said, referring to the 1930s law that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

We’re not sure the Patriot Act is uppermost among Tea Party concerns. Feingold scored a point on TARP but of course neglected to note that he backed both ObamaCare and the so-called stimulus.
What’s most telling about this, though, is that one of the …

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[13 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday’s winner was “OneMan” for his series of comments about that photo of Pat Quinn’s empty refrigerator…

He may not have any money for food but he is going to be getting a new Stainless Sub-Zero fridge since that money comes out of a different budget.
Only I have the mustard to get us out of this jam.
Well I was going to go to Jewel, but then I heard Dominick’s was better, however Whole Foods would appeal to part of my base, but then again shouldn’t I help the small local grocer.
It …

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[5 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

A jaw dropping 650,000 people left the job market in the US in May. That is equivalent to the entire population of Milwaukee just sitting down for a month, not working and not looking for work either. Thankfully, Washington has a plan to get us back to prosperity, that shows what we get when we turn over our liberty to our smartest president ever: A new tax on Tanning Beds.

Brilliant! Only those vain people of pallor will get stuck footing the bill, but the entire nation will benefit …

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[17 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Bloomberg reports
The cost of insuring Illinois bonds against default rose to a record as lawmakers sought to close a $13 billion deficit in the state’s proposed budget for the year starting July 1st, 2010
The cost of a five-year credit-default swap for the state rose 2 basis points today to 304.64 basis points, or $304,640 per $10 million of debt, as of 11:50 a.m. in New York, according to CMA DataVision. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point.
While Medill reports that the Illinois Teacher Retirement System
(TRS) is largely on the risky …

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

From Steven Horowitz
The economic consequences of the volcanic ash cloud covering Europe have been the topic of much discussion in the last few days. The doom and gloom set has been totaling up the economic costs of disrupted travel and commerce and the media are reporting the various lengths to which people have gone to get where they need to go. I think they have missed the simple economics of it all. The ash cloud has been great for the economy. Let me swiftly explain.
Think of the stranded travelers in …

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[12 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

A brilliant headline, courtesy the Dennis Miller Show.

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[11 Mar 2010 | One Comment | ]

Pat Quinn’s budget neglects the specifics on the great benefit of importing terrorists to Illinois for tourism and profit.  The Council of Economic Advisors has up to $1.1 Billion coming to Illinois (over 4 years) from construction, labor, and the terror-tour trade.

Let’s see now, Quinn ups the tax to 4%, that makes … $44 Million over four years, or $11 Million a year in gains from hosting Al-Queda on the banks of the Mississippi.  The budget deficit is roughly $13 Billion, so it would take  1,181 years to get out …