Sunday, June 30, 2013

Gay Marriage Illinois Will Make War on Faith, Rep. Fran Hurley.



My State Senator Billy Cunningham voted for Same Sex Marriage SB 10 and State Rep.Fran Hurley seems about to do so.


“SB 10 will force religious people and organizations into years of legal fights, likely against the Illinois government, to defend their rights to practice their faith.” Thomas More Society letter to Illinois House of Representatives May 29, 2013

If passed, SB 10 would allow same-sex couples to marry in Illinois. The bill passed the Senate and a key House committee, but has not yet been debated or voted on by the full House. While this bill extends legal marriage rights to Illinois’s same sex couples, religious institutions would not be required to recognize same-sex marriage or perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. State Rep Fran Hurley June 28th 2013

On this Gay Pride Parade Sunday, I was was struck by the gospel message at Mass.   
  
When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled, he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem, and he sent messengers ahead of him. On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his reception there, but they would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. 
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"  Jesus turned and rebuked them,  and they journeyed to another village.  As they were proceeding on their journey someone said to him, "I will follow you wherever you go."
Jesus answered him, "Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head." 
And to another he said, "Follow me." But he replied, "(Lord,) let me go first and bury my father." 
But he answered him, "Let the dead bury their dead. But you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."
And another said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family at home." 
(To him) Jesus said, "No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God."  Saint Luke 9:51-62. 
I'm one of those guys,  "I will follow you Lord, but first let me check my Beverly Bank bank balance - Wells Fargo mortgage, Peoples Gas, ComED, County Fair, Gas, walking around money, Rahm's Water bill, vehicle plate sticker, Rahm's sticker, . . .sorry, pal, can't make the trip. Catch me after next year's tax return and we'll do some good."

I do some small good, I think.  Pay day is every two weeks.  Money matters, especially if you have kids living at home.  My income for the last forty years has been as a Catholic school teacher and a pretty good one at that - never been fired and never did any gypsy job hopping.  As a Catholic, I believe in the teachings of the Church, despite the flaws, scandals and the opinions of others. I am also a Democrat.

I remain a Catholic, because I believe in what it teaches despite the folly and crimes of the past.  I remain a Democrat in the hope that the party will snap out of its folly and crimes past current and future.  I voted Republican in 2008 and 2012, because I believe the candidate and President is summation of those follies and crimes.  Same sex marriage, which is not about civil rights, much less personal fulfillment, is the worst example of folly with the crimes against faith and conscience only months away. 

My State Representative, from the time I moved back to Chicago was Democrat Kevin Joyce, who resigned to take a position with Ave Maria University in Florida and feed his wife and eight children.  Kevin represented our community, which is largely Catholic, without apology and without the support of Planned Parenthood and its allies.    Kevin was never replaced - he was succeeded by State Sen. Billy Cunningham and now Fran Hurley.  Both support the initiatives of Illinois Boss Terry Cosgrove. Cunningham voted for Senate Bill 10, which is the most hostile bill of any same-sex marriage bill in the country.  Fran Hurley sent this response to my letter asking her to vote against this bill in the Illinois House:

Dear Pat,Thank you for reaching out to me about the same-sex marriage legislation proposed in the Illinois legislature.If passed, SB 10 would allow same-sex couples to marry in Illinois. The bill passed the Senate and a key House committee, but has not yet been debated or voted on by the full House. While this bill extends legal marriage rights to Illinois’s same sex couples, religious institutions would not be required to recognize same-sex marriage or perform same-sex marriage ceremonies.I continue to listen to constituents on this important and contentious issue. I will keep your thoughts in mind as we debate these issues in Springfield and will keep you updated as this issue progress.Again, thank you for contacting me about this very important issue. I appreciate your feedback and hope that you will contact me if you would like to discuss this or any other issue facing the state.Sincerely,Fran HurleyState Representative, 35th District
Thank you for the form letter, Fran.

Candidate Fran Hurley took money and the endorsement of Illinois Personal PAC ( the abortion industry and same sex marriage) , I would assume  because she believes in its mission, or that someone or some people directing her career told her to do so.  Kevin Joyce would never have done so. 

Rep. Fran Hurley clearly will vote for Senate Bill 10.  Why,  because she is using the language of the Party Meme - the one used by Steve Chapman and the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune.   The Supreme Court decisions last week did not so much clear the way for conjugal happiness universal. as it did setting the tone for the redefinition of marriage and the national legal defining of bigots, haters, traitors, mopes and dummies - thought criminals.  I am a Democrat and a Catholic and a citizen.

I will not be defined by Justice Kennedy, Windy City Times, Terry Cosgrove, or IL Senate Bill 10.  I will have my liberties challenged.

True dissenting faiths will not be compelled to perform non-Euclidean Marriages, but Catholics, Calvinists and Contrarians will be compelled to swear that the circumferance of circle is a right angle alone. 
SB 10 would make Illinois the most hostile state in the country to the religious freedoms of people of faith,” says Peter Breen, vice president and senior counsel of the Thomas More Society, a national public-interest law firm. “SB 10 would generate years of litigation and cause those who faithfully practice their religion to be mislabeled as ‘discriminators,’ stripped of government benefits, and subjected to fines and penalties simply because they abide by their sincerely held beliefs. Legal scholars have urged on a bipartisan basis that SB 10 in its current form be rejected. Illinois legislators should heed this bipartisan call.”
The letter cites numerous examples of businesses and organizations that are being sued around the country for actions taken in compliance with their religious beliefs. The letter concludes by stating, “Instead of being a ‘Religious Freedom’ bill, SB 10 will devastate the liberties of individuals, businesses, religious organizations and religious charities all across our state of Illinois.”

The Party meme holds that I will not be forced into a same sex marriage, nor will my parish be forced to sanctify a same sex marriage and therefore I and my co-religionists have nothing to fear.

St. Cajetan Parish does, if it does not 'permit' a gay marriage party in its hall - woe betide St. Cajetan.
Little Company of Mary sure does if it does not provide full same-sex insurance benefits to employees
Leo High School, Brother Rice, Mount Carmel, St. Rita and Mother McAuley will face penalties if state mandated approval of same sex marriages in curriculum and instruction.

If any citizen or institution refuses to accept same marriage that person will be judged a 'discriminator.'

If the Illinois House votes to pass Senate Bill 10, there will be a great deal of discrimination against religion and religious people.

Jesus took a tough path to Jerusalem and warned us - that's gospel.



Friday, June 28, 2013

God Bless Chicago Cops! Two Leo Students Have You Tickets to the Baltimore Game on Tuesday Night, Thanks Detective!






Two Leo men will attend July 2nd's White Sox v. Orioles Game thanks to the anonymous gift of two tickets from a Chicago Police Department Detective. Our guys, or guy and his date, wi;; be seated in Section 102 - over by the Home Run Alley and Mall in the Park and under the Jumbo Tron.

This morning I opened my mailbox to fin an envelope addressed to Leo High School c/o Pat Hickey from CPD Headquarters at 3510 South Michigan Avenue.  Leo HS is proud to boast the great number of current and former CPD heroes among its Alumni.  CPD had many Leo Men in its Detective Division including the late Capt. Mo Higgins, Det. Eric Lee, Det. Eddie Jones, Lt. Joe Murphy, Dept Superintendent Donnie Hilbring and retired Deputy Superintendent James 'Molly" Molloy.

I do not know if the donor of the tickets happens to be a Leo Graduate, but he, or she has the heart of a Lion!

Chicago cops do more to help inner city kids of Leo High School achieve and succeed than any Center for Wrongful Punishment of All Cops at U of C, or Northwestern and every amblulance chasing Cadillac Commie Lawyer with his mitts itching for a pay-out.  Under-paid and under-manned cops and firemen have the backs of kids and walk-the- talk 24 -7.

The Race Baiters, the T-Shirt festooned march-a-thon activists, the agenda hacks and media hand-wringers have yet to step-up.  A cop, or a fireman can always count on being  portrayed as   brute, or at best second guessed by the media.  Our kids know much better!

I am giving your tickets to a Junior Math Scholar and varsity football player. He is consummate gent!  He will dispense the other ticket.

Thank you Detective and Thank you CPD!


Planned Parenthood's Dowagers of Death - "All Our Excess, Live in Texas"

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"With the thousands of people who were mobilized this time around, they will be doubly that way if in fact Gov. [Rick Perry] tries to push [the bill] through again in another special session. And if he does, we'll be ready," (Cecile)Richards says.

How's things in Gosnell Land, Cecile, you smartly turned-out and smugly clueless old harpy?

#62 Archer Bus

Ever notice that the hags Planned Parenthood trots out to shill for abortion never look like the Moms (single and married) who ride the # 62 Archer bus to and from Brighton and McKinley Parks and Pilsen, in order to work to send their children to Catholic schools like Our Lady of Tepeyac as well as feed clothe and love them?  I don't belice that Cecile Richards ever shopped at Zemsky's for back to school items, or picked up a bunk beds at Balaban's on Ashland. Planned Parenthood is a dowager club dedecated to the proposition that poor people must have their offspring terminated up to and including post-natal procedures.

Appealing to Bystander America, Planned Parenthood's Cecile (Mrs. SEIU) Richards went on the Cartoon Network  (MSNBC) with the latest PPA pin-up girl, single mom, Texas-cheerleader Wendy Davis in orderto continue its bloody business in Texas.  Here's a typical MSNBC chin-wag andchit-chat among the girls about snipping spinal chords for health -



(My son  lookth nor Thoundth like nothing like Chrith Hayeth - why do MTHNBTHEE anchorth and analythTth remain challenged by the Etth. Thound?  but I digreth)

Bystander America is All In for this Texas Hold 'em Until the Little Bastards Stop Screaming and Wiggling.  The rest of us want to hit the pause button, at the very least, the American Holocaust called Roe v. Wade.

Ekthept in METHNBTHEE TekTheth

Thursday, June 27, 2013

SCOTUS Rules That 'You Can Change Film With a Kid on Your Back' and Those Who Disagree Are Haters


After years of tears and torment, the Laws Natural and Physical have been aborted in the Third Trimester of Mankind.  At last Aspiration, Love and Desire have triumphed over custom, doctrine and good sense.

The chants of the hateful past have been over-ruled 5-4 and dissenters can await the judgment to come for being on the wrong side of history and Non-Euclidean morality. Light the bonfires!


Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't go a-swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
Ya can't go swimmin' in a baseball pool
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
Ya can't change film with a kid on your back
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
Ya can't drive around with a tiger in your car
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it

Well, ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
Ya can't go fishin' in a watermelon patch
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
SPOKEN: "Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd"

Who's to say? Yesterday, five Justices doubled down on pop culture and  trumped truth with opinion.  Abortion and now the erasing of . . . . you name it. Cole Porter Wins!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Illinois Coal: President Flat-Earth of Cook County USA.


 " QED, BITCHES!" Obama demonstrates the effects of global warming. Now, it's personal!
Illinois coal resources hold more BTUs (British thermal units, a measure of heat) than all of Saudi Arabia's and Kuwait's oil reserves combined. The electric industry is by far the largest user of Illinois coal. In the United States, 52% of the nation's electricity comes from coal generation. Coal makes up nearly 85% of the U.S. fuel resources and, at present rates of consumption, should last for more than 250 years. Thus, coal is expected to be an important part of the energy mix for a long time to come. By year 2020, electricity consumption is expected to grow by 35% in the United States and by 70% worldwide. Much of this increase is due to computer use, proving that even in this modern computer information age, we still need coal! Finally, coal provides nearly $1 billion dollars a year to the economy of the state, and continued study of coal resources is needed to improve the overall economic outlook of Illinois.
Yet, we elect Quinns, Durbins, Kirques, Schakowskys and President Flat-Earth Obama.  These folks are controlled not only by the death-industry (Planned Parenthood), but also the Green Mafia ( Sierra Clubs and Eco-facsists). Durbin can not remember what he said, or what happened five minutes ago, let alone gauge the tracks to the future, unless the high-speed rail lobby gets his ear, or Boss Terry Cosgrove is on the blower for Fred Eychaner, or Kermit Gosnell.  Illinois GOP champion noodle Senator Marque Kirque is equally as pliable as Silly Putty.

At Georgetown University ( following the removal of Catholic, or Christian iconography)  President Barack Obama went on a Captain Planet screed, in order to appear toughest of all cupcakes.

President Obama angrily blasted climate change skeptics during his energy policy speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, saying he lacked "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real."
"We don't have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society," Obama said. "Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it's not going to protect you from the coming storm."
Earlier in his remarks, Obama said the "overwhelming judgement of science, of chemistry, of physics, and millions of measurements" put "to rest" questions about pollution affecting the environment.
I wonder how that played with United Mine Workers? 
 

Gas prices in Illinois, especially in Cook County are the highest in the country ( $4.19) with petrol/ coal counties of the Illinois Basin not very far behind ( all at or above the national average of $ 3.19 a gallon).

At the event, the president announced a timeline for setting new environmental regulations that will limit how much carbon pollution can be emitted from both new and existing power plants. The White House is directing the Environmental Protection Agency to write draft rules on carbon emissions from existing power plants within the next year, with the expectation they will be completed by June 2015.
Obama also said the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline should only be approved if the project would not “significantly exacerbate” greenhouse gas pollution.
Seriously.  The Illinois Basin makes the Keystone project seem a piker, but Obama will read whatever is put in front of him by his handlers and they are like monkeys  playing hockey ( noisy, mean and unfocused). . . at best.

With Vlad Putin, Chairman Xi, El Jefe Castro, Hugo-lite and Fighting Illini Alum Presidente Correa of Ecuador passing Eddie Snowden from dictatorship to banana republic in to yank down Obama's shaprly creased bitches for the ultimate hinder-binder of his sad-clown leadership, it was very important that Valerie Jarrett put Brand Obama up front with rock, bug and wind crowd.

Illinois is great resource that gets dusty in the political attic. Soybeans, corn and politcial nitwits are not the only commodities, there is oil, natural gas and most of coal under interdiction by the Illinois Eco-Torquemada's. Like gay marriage, saving our planet by eliminating jobs and revenue through Springfield is in league with abortion industry.

It makes perfect sense.  If one can without twinge of conscience murder the innocent, why not redefine marriage as a soley emotional ( 'the heart wants what the heart wants') transaction, while nailing the coffin of our economy?  President Obama is pure Cook County - too expensive, getting way out of hand and no longer amusing.

I am sure that Barack Obama never visited Coal City as his Campaigm site indicates that he never got closer than thirty miles from that moon-scape community of closed strip mines. Coal City has been that in name only for decades,  Coal Could be King in Illinois agin only when President Obama departs.  Barack Obama lost 88 of Illlinois 102 Counties in his US Senate run against Allan Keyes, a Catholic African American carpetbagger brought into Illinois by GOP goofball Judy Barr Topinka, when Cook County and the Chicago Tribune destroyed the Democrat and GOP primary challenger and winner. Allan Keyes won over rural and coal counties of Illinois, while Obama applied County County muscle to the collar counties. Obama has always hated coal with the level of contempt he has for most Americans.

No to coal, no natural gas, no to cheaper gas at the pump and no to Illinois.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tales of the South Side: Watching The Stanley Cup on Radio at Downton Abbey in Morgan Park



"The family must never be a topic of conversation." – Violet Crawley

Bob Crawley is a retired Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief and a Sprinkle- Fitter.  He is a frugal man who saved and invested and yet a fastidious and gracious host. Bob is often called Lord Crawley, due to the Crawley Manor, built during one of the earlier housing bubbles and managed through deft manipulation of Chicago's Byzantine building and zoning codes, the application of the 'proper envelope to the proper person' and a shrewdly crafted investment portfolio, to remain far above the mortgage waters and right-side up.

They call this urban estate Downton Abbey, because Bob was always down town, until he got more dough in vaults at Standard Bank and prounced downtown as Down-TUN. Some folks.

Crawley Manor is located on South Rockwell between 107th and 109th on the east side of the CSX tracks over by Joe Waddel's house what's near Jerry Tourville's. Last night I joined many of my neighbors at Downton Crawley to listen to the Hawks Game on Bose Speakers, as Lord Crawley eschews television altogether as the idiot box.

I arrived well after 8PM, through much fault of my own, which did not go unnoticed by Lord Crawley when he greeted me at the back door. (thus follows dialog)

Lord Crawley - My dear man, there must have been some epic tragedy, or crucial incident necessitating your delay in arriving before Face-off.  But!  We will say no more on the subject, My dear Fellow. Do tuck away at the modest spread prepared by Mr. Carson. . .
Hickey - The Rib guy? 

Lord Crawley -Um, . . . no.  How shall I put this . . . My Man.  

Hickey - Carson MY MAN!

Lord Crawley - Mr. Carson . . .Mr. Hickey

Carson - Indeed. These are canap├ęs, Mr. Hickey. For your first course, some truffled egg on toast, perhaps? Some oysters a la Russe? There’s lobster rissoles in Mousseline sauce or Calvados-glazed duckling, or do you fancy a little asparagus salad with Champagne-saffron vinaigrette? 

Hickey -That's Italian?

Carson: But Mr. Hickey is very good, you know. He’s very willing. Even if he is Miss O’Brien’s nephew.

Matthew Crawley ( Bob's son-in law - a lawyer) : Clearly, nothing worse could be said of any man.

Hickey - Matt, You go to Mount Carmel?


Lord Crawley - There hasn’t been a Catholic Crawley since the Reformation.
Mrs. Patmore - Anyone who has use of their limbs can make a salmon mousse.
Lord Crawley - Mrs. Patmore, please.  Return to the kitchen and your duties.
Mrs. Patmore - You know the trouble with you lot? You’re all in love with the wrong people. Now take those upstairs!
Robert: I’m flabbergasted.
Cora ( Lady Crawley) : You’re always flabbergasted by the unconventional.
Hickey - This mousse tastes like fish.  Clare ( my daughter -watching the Hawks on Buster Sheridan's Dad's 186" Flat Screen) makes it with Chocolate.

BOSE SPEAKER - WITH TWO MINUTES REMAINING IN THE THIRD . . .IT"S BRUINS 2 and HAWKS 1
Dr. Clarkson: So you want me to lie to them and say there was no chance at all?
Violet ( Lord Bob's Old Lady Mom) - Lie… is so unmusical a word. I want you to review the evidence honestly and without bias.
Clarkson: Even to ease suffering, I could never justify telling an outright lie.
BOSE Speaker - WITH 1:16 left in the 3rd PERIOD BRYAN BICKELL HAS TIED THE BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!
Violet - At my age, one must ration one’s excitement.  
Hickey - Any more of that lobster rissole in fridge?
Lord Crawley - Are you not popular downstairs?
Mr. Carson - Well, in my opinion, to misquote Dr. Johnson, if you’re tired of style, you are tired of life. 
BOSE SPEAKER - With 58.3 seconds left . . . .DAVE BOLAND HAS SHOVED THE PUCK PAST TUKKA RASK . . .HAWKS WIN THEIR SECOND STANLEY CUP IN FOUR YEARS!!!!!!!!!!
Violet: Have we nothing in common?
Hickey - How 'bout sa'more of that Calvados duck stuff?
Robert: I’m flabbergasted.
Cora: You’re always flabbergasted by the unconventional. Good nght Mr. Hickey.

The great doors closed on a splendid evening!




Gender Equity? Oh, I think not.


Parmenides: Fragment 17, On Nature - "boys on the right , girls on the left "

Petronius -“Outward beauty is not enough; to be attractive [one] must use words, wit, playfulness, sweet-talk, and laughter to transcend the gifts of Nature.” 



Note the geometry of this splendid photo.  The Euclidean strait line (vision) is but one way   Three beautiful young fashion models with eyes on the lens and a trio of gents with the sartorial sensibilities of an FFA Chapter in Paxton, IL., the male population of the Republic of Ireland, or the Last Call Society at Brewbackers in Chicago attentive to the charms apropriate.  Nevertheless, Man and Woman perpetuate the species in all of its variety. Lads, it gets better!  Polish up your forms of address and work on your social habiliments and rest assured you'll be dating Countesses, Millionaires and Movie Stars!  Unless of course, Parmenides Fragment # 18 comes into play.


Where Romance gets beaten to death in a black-out drunken episode - repeated nightly.

Now, Mom Can Lose That Playoff Beard! Go Hawks!


The otherwise neat and well-coiffed ladies of Chicago can now dispense with the Playoff Beards thanks to the Team Effort of Rocky Wirtz's Chicago Stanley Cup 2013 Champion Blackhawks.



Here is the great Rick Morrissey's account of collective joy in the wake of victory!


BOSTON — I’m sitting high above the ice at TD Garden late Monday night, and what a wonderful, ridiculous scene is playing out before me. It is so unreal that I can’t look away.
Sticks and gloves and helmets are strewn everywhere as if part of a poorly organized yard sale. It’s either that or I’m staring at a ghost town that people abandoned so quickly they didn’t even have time to take their hockey equipment.I see Bryan Bickell laughing like a madman, his toothless smile looking like a funhouse tunnel. He had scored the goal that tied Game 6 with 1:16 left in the third period, another stunning twist in a fierce Stanley Cup Final that seemed destined to go seven games, if not eight.
I see Dave Bolland, who scored the game-winner with 58.3 seconds left to give the Blackhawks their second Cup in four years, and I see the beautiful craziness of this sport. I see a guy who had been down and out most of the season, a guy who had been the target of heavy fan and media criticism. I see someone who willed himself to be in the right place at the right time Monday night, allowing him to shove a puck past Boston goalie Tuukka Rask. That is so very, very hockey. From nowhere to hero.
I see everyone in a Hawks uniform hugging each other in a big ball of wild celebration, and I see the vanquished Boston Bruins absolutely shocked out of their minds, heads down, shoulders sagged in defeat. What had been a 2-1 lead fled the premises in the span of 17 seconds and gave way to a 3-2 Blackhawks victory. I can still hear the strange silence of a large stadium in shock and the faint whoops of Hawks players.
Now the ice is cleared of debris, and Patrick Kane is skating with the Cup high above his head. He has been voted the Conn Smythe winner, given to the most valuable player of the playoffs. I see a guy who knows a big stage when he sees one, maybe more than anyone I’ve ever covered. You might recall — in the way you might recall your birthday or the date for Christmas — that Kane scored the Cup-clinching goal in 2010 in Philadelphia.Now goalie Corey Crawford, who was so good during the playoffs and the regular season, is giving the Cup a healthy shake or two over this head. I believe it refers to the long, tough road he has endured, what with all the doubt that had been directed at him. I see what all this means to him: validation.
And here is the captain, Jonathan Toews. Have you ever seen a boxer get the snot knocked out of him and then keep getting up, against all reason? That’s Toews. He sat out the third period of Game 5 after taking a vicious hit from the Bruins’ Johnny Boychuk. But he came back in Game 6 because that’s what he does. The Bruins knocked the snot out of him again and again Monday. Didn’t matter. He scored the Hawks’ first goal of the evening because, like his buddy Kane, he’s a big-game hunter. Now I see him skating with the Cup over his head, and I see the biggest reason the Hawks are what they are. As if I didn’t see that before.
Shock is still hovering over the ice. How did this happen again? The Hawks scored two goals how quickly?
Bickell is hugging anything that moves. Defenseman Sheldon Brookbank, who played exactly one game in the postseason, holds the Cup and gets his photo taken with friends or family or complete strangers, for all I know. This is hockey, a democracy, and everybody gets his chance with the trophy.
I can see coach Joel Quenneville smiling, even from here. We don’t get to see that too often, so I know when that moustache of his gives way to teeth. I think the ice below his feet is melting because of it.
I can see everything from high above one of the nets. It’s an aerial view of complete joy. It’s still an unreal scene of hockey players in various poses that say, “Pinch me. Is this really happening?’’ It is. A parade in Chicago will be Final proof.
I can hear too. And what are the few hundred Hawks fans still inside the arena chanting? “De-troit sucks. De-troit sucks.’’ Ah, what the heck. We’ll allow it.
IMan!  f you love solid prose, turn to a sports writer.  Go Hawks!

Monday, June 24, 2013

On This Day! Speaking to Myself, Of Course

Steve Brodie - The man could jump and he did.

Flann O'Brien

Tell me this, did you press my Sunday trousers?
- I forgot, I said.
What?
- I forgot, I shouted.  Flann o'Brien (1911-1966)
Each morning I pray ( Memorare & Novena of St. Theresa) and reflect on the day to come.  After that, things are way beyond the grasp of this aspiring control freak - still working that.

It is very good to wake with the intention of actually do some good in this world.  I need to edit a mailing for Leo HS that we hope to send out out before August 1, 2013, after which better eyes than mine will scan and critique what I have written and no doubt replace what I have purged.  After which, I will greet the custodial staff and banter with Mr. Reynolds (Chief of Maintenance Leo HS) concerning the hapless White Sox and born-again Blackhawks.

Then, I will go to my mail box and not find a substantial check from anonymous donor and re-craft grant inquiry.

Raheem ( Leo Junior: GPA 3.2) will arrive two hours before his Math and weight room work-out and will update me on the weekends doings and how to apply Euclidean geometry to the principles of leading a decent life.  I will wow him with Parmenides - the Way of Truth and the Way of Opinion.  Raheem is a math vacuum and singularly large man*.  He gets it.  Math/Science/Art/Litereature/Music all work from and return to The Author of Nature. The confounding issue of living is working through the unity of Nature with Nature's varieties, or some such BS like that.

Later, at about 7:30AM, I'll duck out onto 79th Street in order to greet in-coming Leo Freshmen as they begin the two-weeks of summer school.

Phone calls to donors will follow, " Hi, Bill! Do you have time in the next couple of days to . . . No.  Just an update on the school yea . . .Well, yeah . . .we can always use a substantial check . . .& etc."

I'll get together with the Leadership Team and they say, " Jump!"

Already know the answer.
 With all his faults and by God he has plenty, the Irishman can jump. By God he can jump. - Flann O'Brien


*
Jersey
75

Position

OL, DL

Ht/Wt

6'4"/380

Class

Soph.
School
 
Leo Lions 
Season
 
Varsity 12-13 
Sport
 
Football
Overall
 
5-5-0 
League
 
3-1-0 
National Rank
 
6306
 
IL State Rank
 
232
  • Pancake Blocks
    3
  •  
  • Games Played
    3

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Leo Advisory Board Member Listed Among Top Hottest Political Persons - It is not Jack Fitzgerald, or Mike Holmes


America's Hottest and America's Holiest in 2011

LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2013 — Bring on the women! Summer is upon us, which means it is time for the 2013 list of the Top 30 Hottest Political Women.Brains and power are intoxicating, and can be quite lethal when beauty is added to the mix. . . .Some deserving women were left off of the list solely to give others a chance. Also, the woman must in some way be publicly active politically, or they lose eligibility.


Listed at # 8 is Tamara Holder, Chicago Expungement Attorney, Fox Television Legal Analyst and Leo High School's only female Board Member.

Not listed as 'hottest'  were the following Leo Board Members:

Bob Sheehy - Board Chairman
Dan McGrath -Leo President
Bill Holland - Leo Board and Mixed Martial Artist 
Mike Joyce - Leo Board/Boxing Coach and Box Car Willie Imitator
Jack Fitzgerald - Leo Board/IHSA & CCL Hall of Famer and Pensioner
Rich Finn - Leo Board Member and Finn Ranger (semi-retired)
John Linehan - Leo Board Member and Bestselling Author and Swordsman
Mike Holmes - Leo Dean/Football Coach and Sport Woman's Magazine Centerfold 2000
Ken Mason - Leo Board Member and Waterford Crystal Collector
Bob Standring - Leo Board Member and Tony Award Winning Insurance Magnate


Photo: Not a Metrosexual in Sight - Dan McGrath, Yours Truly, Jack Fitzgerald and Mike Holmes moments after Leo Hall of Fame and 2013 Graduation Keynote Speaker Jack Fitzgerald taught his last class. Forty years of teaching and coaching and Fitz remains tops with chicks.
President Dan -'Got Back' McGrath, Leo Staffer and Campus Gargoyle Hickey, Pensioner Jack ' Had Tina Louise in '71' Fitzgerald and Coach Mike ' Smoothe Creme' Holmes did not make the list.

Now, Why is that?
 

Paula Deen Spoons on Butter and Mary Mitchell Trowels on Horse Manure and Paula Deen is the Problem?

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This poor starving child (above) must have been hungry and so he murdered an Italian immigrant owner of a pizza joint on Roosevelt Road.
FILE - June 21 2013: Celebrity chef PaulDeen has been fired by Food Network after racial slur controversy.  Food
Paula Deen is a lady who puts butter in everything on Television, or rather had done so until she was summarily executed by the Star Chamber of Post-Racial America. The cook and owner of a Savannah Georgia restaurant and star of the Food Network was being nuisance suited by a disgruntled employee and in the civil suit deposition admitted to using the " N " word sometime prior to the Clinton Administration.  I guess there is no statute of limitations on the use of six letter words that make one go figure, shout bigger, or squeeze a trigger.

I know who Paula Deen happens to be, but I had not known that she is the root cause of racial injustice, until I tripped over Mary Mitchell's venomous tongue this morning.  Mary Mitchell is the racist one-note-samba of the Chicago Sun Times.  Mitchell's ideas resonate in the tweedy sections of Hyde Park, Evanston and Oak Park Illinois and clang everywhere else.   Mary Mitchell's Metaphor - A Slap in the Face e.g." Decision to Cancel Brooks -Payton Is a Slap in the Face" If the number of such racial buffetings endured by African Americans cited by Ms. Mitchell were unrhetorical this suffering  urban demographic would be as slug-nutty as the Cooney Brothers.

I work in the African American community five and sometimes seven days a week and know that not to be the case and that black women, men and children are tough, spirited, generous, aspirational and most of all independent minded. Unless, I am very much mistaken.

Mary Mitchell thinks that " what Deen did or did not say more than 20 years ago isn’t the real problem.
I’m not even shocked that Deen apparently had a hankering for the days when black men waited on white people hand and foot. Frankly, she probably could have the backlash from her outdated racial attitudes."
Could that be as bad as being Thug-Ugly capped at work?  Chicago is a Thug Comfort Zone built by ideas spawned by the likes of G. Flint Taylor, Jon Loevy, Ceasefire, Urban Translators, Editorial Boards and university based Centers for Criminalia Negotia et Equum Stercoris.
Mary Mitchell writes mounds of horse manure that are troweled over bricks of the Thug Comfort Zone. Mary Mitchell puts horse manure into every column.
Ms. Deen puts butter in food, but had been injudicious in her remarks regarding African Americans. The Rev. Jesse Jackson* Sr. proudly noted that in his fast food service days he had spit hockers onto and into the orders of white folks, called for the castration of the first black American President, referred to Jews as Hymies and remains listed as a columnist just above Mary Mitchell in the Chicago Sun Times.

Paula Deen will be Ok.

How about black kids walking to schools outside of their neighborhoods tomorrow morning, or Italian immigrant pizzeria owners, or people who read Mary Mitchell and nod with conviction and full agreement?

They are and will remain screwed and that is no slap in the face.

*Life Magazine | November 29th, 1969
... Sometimes he preaches on the legacy of slavery, and one senses that as he stands up there, his eyes ablaze, arms flailing, neck veins rigid, he is feeling every lash of every old whip. During these sermons Jackson sweats profusely, the only visible symptom of sickle-cell trait, a chronic blood disease that saps his stamina but which he ignores in the drama of the moment. Jackson talks about himself at these meetings. Once he told of his days as a waiter at the Jack Tar Hotel in his home town of Greenville, S.C. Just before leaving the kitchen he would spit into the food of white patrons he hated and then smilingly serve it to them. He did this, he said, "because it gave me psychological gratification." It was something everybody in the audience understood.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Quote of the Day - Pelosi Called On Abortion









"There’s a better chance Michael Moore will pass on seconds than Pelosi condemning abortion."

h/t Weasel Zippers




“Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you can’t,” wrote national director of Priests for Life 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fare Thee Well Enniskillen! Obama Stepped on His Johnson Again! Not With Vlad or Cambridge PD, Catholics Again.



The Enniskillen G-8 Dragoons!

Vlad. -" So, . . .Catholic Schools are the problem, Huh?  Ohhhh,Kay!"

BHO - " Attitude."

Vlad - " Soooooooo . . .nice tractors.  How's she cuttin'?"

BHO - " Excuse me?"

President Obama reads anything they put in front of him and the same goofs who have destroyed public education here in Chicago ( Durbin, Rahm, Arne Duncan, Karen Lewis, Jesse Sharkey, Bill Ayers, Mike Klonsky et al) managed to have Val Jarrett slip this one in over the weekend in Northern Ireland.

 “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,”
It seems that context is everything and Catholics from Glasgow to Guam are not pleased. Once again, the rhetorical Harry Potter of the West has stepped on his Rhetorical Johnson . . .again!

Let's Pipe Jim Out with Fare Thee Well Eniskillen!  A song that delights Protestants and Catholics alike!






The President has lived up to my expectations and will continue to do so.

Catch the Terry Sullivan Trio Live Jazz at Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

MSNBC Death Worshipers: 'The Pricks, The Prods and The Pain' That is MSNBC 24-7




I caught this exchange while waiting to see an orthopedic surgeon yesterday.



I'm no Audie Murphy, but I have a pretty high threshold for pain, but can not suffer stupid.  Ignorance is human and can be cured, but stupid is forever and generally fatal.  The Midwest Orthopedic Group iwas packed with banged up folks of all races, religions and incomes and the TV was stuck on MSNBC.  When this exchange aired there was universal groan followed by voiced criticisms of Craig Melvin from African American grannies, burka'd Muslim men and women, south side Irish contractors and this ulnar neuropathy candidate for surgery.

Craig Melvin is only one of the very stupid people collecting checks at MSNBC.

After weeks of Dr. Kermit Gosnell horror stories, MSNBC and Planned Parenthood'$ President Obama and his willing surrogates are reigniting the War on Women meme to balm the suffering of Benghazi, IRS, Eric Holder, Hilary Clinton, NSA, and Syria Paralysis washing over Brand Obama.

Craig Melvin is young.  This might help him avoid terminal studid.


Nah.Melvin's terminal. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Can Obama Do For Northern Irish Peace What He Has Done for The Middle East? or Chicago?

  
 
 
 
 Barack Obama today received huge cheers in Northern Ireland as he asked a room full teenagers: 'What's the craic?' . . .  He said: ‘If towns remain divided - if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden - that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.'  He added: 'Peace is not just about politics. It is about attitudes, a sense of empathy and breaking down barriers in hearts.' ( emphasis my own) 

Catholic schools create division?

President Obama (44) had a very bad attitude toward President George W. Bush (43) whom he and his surrogates deemed a war-mongering lout.  President Obama succeeded President Bush and was handed the Nobel Peace Prize.  He immediately went on a 'change your attitude' tour of the Middle East, which was immediately followed by the Arab spring which begat Libya and the Muslim Brotherhood's Egypt and the unchallenged slaughter of Coptic Christians .  Obama's new UN Ambassador Samantha "Genocide" Power has yet to comment on their fate and you will find no comment of outrage from President Obama.

Belfast and Northern Ireland itself were shaped by attitudes - bad attitudes, apartheid attitudes, British Colonial attitudes.  Bullets, bombs. barbed wire, tanks and RPGs competed for attention from 1969-New Millennium, but it was politics, dirty politics Bill Clinton style that brought about the Good Friday Agreement. Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley played ball in same manner that Mayor Richie Daley played ball with the Hyde  Park Mafia in order to create President Obama and put Sinn Fein in Stormont so to speak.  President Obama is only wrong when his mouth is moving.

America developed a very carefully crafted shift in attitude toward the war in Iraq and with help from Senators Dick Durbin and John Kerry American warriors became Nazi Wolf's Head monsters.  Hollywood, Journolists  and General Electric crafted the Obama Peace Narrative which would draw down the Iraq Surge and Surge up Afghanistahn and Raid Pakistahn and snuff Bin Laden.



Afghanistan became the Obama Good War.  Obama Rolling Stoned the military leaders like McCrystal,


Petraeus and others who managed to violate PC rules like Captain of the USS Enterprise.  Iraq was emptied of troops and Afghanistan stuffed. President Bush was Commander in Chief between 2001 nd 2009. Check the casualty count surge.
 
U.S. fatalities by month in only Afghanistan according to iCasualties.org
YearJFMAMJJASONDTotal
2001---------2237
2002101941301000130
200341821214136033
200492318423457149
2005215184262151142393
2006177111189106107188
2007012381112131889116111
2008717516282022271613153
200914151361224445137591718310
2010303124193460655542505333496
2011241829463547377042311815412
2012261018343929413919171613301
2013311514199------61
Grand Total: 2,144
U.S. all fatalities in Afghanistan only
Source: [1]
Note: Table omits the deaths of 92 soldiers killed in support of operations in Afghanistan in other countries.

Killed in action only[edit]

U.S. KIA (hostile) in Afghanistan only by month according to iCasualties.org
YearJFMAMJJASONDTotal
2001---------0134
200210941301000120
200300220103135017
200401216302333024
20052051325212932266
2006166111478596165
20070215101113137710483
2008716514231617261512133
20091215113920394733471515266
2010273022143149545431484832440
2011201724433039326538261813365
2012151112313422373717131210246
20133157169------41
Grand Total: 1,770
575 US troops died in Afghanistan during the Bush presidency. By August 18, 2010, following two troop surges initiated by President Obama, that number had doubled. Today, over 1500 US troops have died in Afghanistan since President Obama took office—and yet, little in that war-torn country has changed.These numbers should give us pause. While the Administration has publicly conceded that there is no military solution in Afghanistan, and claimed that it supports 'Afghan-led reconciliation', its policy on the ground is marked by a refusal to establish a timetable for full military withdrawal even after misleading Americans into thinking that all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014.We must ask ourselves how many more lives will be sacrificed before the Obama administration sets a clear end date for America's longest war.

President Obama objects to Catholic schools and Protestant schools, but the victims and most especially the perpetrators of Chicago's soaring homicide rate tend to secularist Chicago Public Schools.

President Obama objects rhetorically to violence but asks God's Blessings on Planned Parenthood.

President Obama calls for harmony and has polarized America like no other American President -unprecedented.

President and Mrs. Obama  still own a home in Kenwood-WoodLawn-on-Hyde Park and not weekend goes by without an ironic note that a victim took some rounds, 'near Obama's home.'  There have been scores of victims to this ballistic magnetic field.   What attitudes Obamaesque could solve this very unBelfastian dilemma?  They are distressed that 'white Irish Catholics' hold all of the power of politics.

Now, what kind of an attitude is that?

What's the craic? The Obama Presidency.