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[ • 23 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
Here is some revisionist history. Illinois is not necessarily the “Land of Lincoln.” It could just as plausibly be known as the “Land of the Stupid Voter” – about 1,736,731 of them. * That is the number of votes secured by Rod Blagojevich (D) for governor in 2006, after he relentlessly and mercilessly bashed his Republican opponent, Judy Baar Topinka. “What is she thinking?” his TV ads blared, as he spent $25 million in “pay-to-play”-raised funds to define Topinka as some kind of...


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[ • 22 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
From Points and Figures Why all the class warfare? When I was growing up, I never dreamed of living on government assistance. I used to ride my bike and run through Oak Brook and dream of owning one of those houses. I didn’t dream about creating a political machine. I dreamed about creating the next McDonald’s ($MCD). Many people I know are one issue voters. They vote on abortion, or social issues. I have news for them. When you can’t get a job, and you can’t support your family, no one...


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[ • 19 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
Let’s imagine a college basketball team had a 13-1 record in conference play and was 26-4, overall, going into the NCAA tournament. You might assume it gets a top seed in the tourney and is favored to go deep, maybe even reach the Final Four. But what if we told you the team was Harvard? They got a 12th seed in the tourney. No one is, or was, knocking Harvard. The Crimson had an awesome team last year, bumping off Cincinnati (a 5th seed) and then holding their own, until finally succumbing, to...


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[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
Pat Quinn is a totally and completely undisciplined individual who thinks this government is nothing but a large easel on which to do his PR work. He almost created a shambles in that department” Harold Washington, 1987
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[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
Like Captain Renault in “Casablanca,” reporters and advocates of Illinois’ medical marijuana program are shocked…shocked that Republican gubernatorial challenger Bruce Rauner thinks the state should actually make some money off the licensing of growers and sellers. “I have to say that I am deeply troubled that he would treat this program as a money maker for the state,” Chris Lindsey of the Marijuana Policy Project told the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m not sure he understands what the...


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[ • 17 Sep 2014 • No Comment ]
In sports, just like every other endeavor in life, you can’t win if you don’t show up. Quitters forfeit the game, and deserve no respect. Now that the baseball season is thankfully culminating, and the Cubs and White Sox are fiercely striving to be among the half-dozen worst teams in Major League Baseball, it’s time to move on, and identify other losers. No, not the Bears – at least not yet. How about the Cook County Republican Party? At least the Sox and Cubs show up to play, albeit to...


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