Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cli Shea, or What Language Does For a Living in the Hands of Genius - Flann O'Brien

Beyond greasing and packing a pump* ( greasing the zook or the access port shute on a motorized apparatus and the subsequent delicate holding of the packing tightly on the mandrel, but do not stretch excessively. Cut the ring and insert it into the stuffing box, making certain that it fits the packing space properly. Each additional ring can be cut in the same manner & etc.), changing the odd bulb, replacing PVC pipe, installing a sump pump, cutting bits of wood, changing filters on the furnace and general sweeping, mopping, sic and fetching, I am useless.

I have made a few modest dollars thanks to some ability with language -primarily English, some Latin, and smidgens of French, Spanish, German and Old and Middle English.

As Vice President Biden might add BFD.

I love language in all of its many manifestations -directions, reports, stories, novels, essays, lists of ingredients, poetry, drama, bar banter, bumper stickers ( All Men are Idiots. . . I Married Their King! e.g.) Pslamistry, and bureaucratesian parsings.

Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer, Tolstoy, Thackeray, Pope, Swift, Horace, Suetonius, Dante, Stendahl, Twain and Ring Lardner about my favorite writers; however, a Dublin newsman who died in 1966 is my favorite.

Brian O'Nolan is known by the nomes de plume Flann O'Brien/Myles Na gCopaleen. He wrote brilliant novels and very funny columns. His greatest insights can be found in the Best of Myles - A Flann O'Brien Reader.


Catechism of Cliché by Brian O'Nolan (aka) Flann O'Brien

What is a bad thing worse than?

What can one do with fierce resistance?
Offer it.

But if one puts fierce resistance, in what direction does one put it?

In which hood is a person who expects money to fall out of the sky?
Second child.

If a thing is fraught, with what is it fraught?
The gravest consequences.

What does one sometimes have it on?
The most unimpeachable authority.

What is the only thing one can wax?

Yes, More of It

What happens to blows at a council meeting?
It looks as if they might be exchanged.

What does pandemonium do?
It breaks loose.

Describe its subsequent dominion.
It reigns.

How are allegations dealt with?
They are denied.

Yes, but then you are weakening, Sir. Come now, how are they denied?

What is the behaviour of a heated altercation?
It follows.

What happens to order?
It is restored.

Alternatively, in what does the meeting break up?

What does the meeting do in disorder?
Breaks up.

In what direction does the meeting break in disorder?

In what direction should I shut?

Dead English

When things are few, what also are they?
Far between.

What are stocks of fuel doing when they are low?

How low are they running?

What does one do with a suggestion?
One throws it out.

For what does one throw a suggestion out?
For what it may be worth.

What else can be thrown out?
A hint.

In addition to hurling a hint on such lateral trajectory, what other not unviolent action can be taken with it?
It can be dropped.

What else is sometimes dropped?
The subject.

"A cliché," said O'Nolan, "is a phrase that has become fossilized, its component words deprived of their intrinsic light and meaning by incessant usage. Thus it appears that clichés reflect somewhat the frequency of the same situations in life. If this be so, a sociological commentary could be compiled from these items of mortified language."

But O'Nolan/O'Brien was best in capturing the delicate ballet of words placed in direct and violent combat with meaning -in the hands, feet, bowels, and brains of the truly ignorant, but intrusive - our neighbor.


I thought to myself, the chap said, that it was a right place to see wild angimals. I put meself on a 10 bus last Thursda. We got held up on the way and do you know be what?

I do not.

Be wild angimals.

or again,

I notice these days that the Green Isle is getting greener. Delightful ulcerations resembling buds pit the branches of our trees, clumpy daffodils can be seen on the upland lawn. Spring is coming and every decent girl is thinking of that new Spring costume. Time will run on smoother till Favonius re-inspire the frozen Meade and clothe in fresh attire the lily and rose that have nor sown nor spun. Curse it, my mind races back to my Heidelberg days. Sonya and Lili. And Magda. And Ernst Schmutz, Georg Geier, Theodor Winkleman, Efrem Zimbalist, Otto Grün. And the accordion player Kurt Schachmann. And Doktor Oreille, descendant of Irish princes. Ich hab' mein Herz/ in Heidelberg verloren/ in einer lauen/ Sommernacht/ Ich war verliebt/ bis über beide/ Ohren/ und wie ein Röslein/hatt'/ Ihr Mund gelächt or something humpty tumpty tumpty tumpty tumpty mein Herz it schlägt am Neckarstrand. A very beautiful student melody. Beer and music and midnight swims in the Neckar. Chats in erse with Kun O'Meyer and John Marquess ... Alas, those chimes. Und als wir nahmen/ Abschied vor den Toren/ beim letzten Küss, da hab' Ich Klar erkannt/ dass Ich mein Herz/ in Heidelberg verloren/ MEIN HERZ/ es schlägt am Neck-ar-strand! Tumpty tumpty tum.
The Plain People of Ireland: Isn't the German very like the Irish? Very guttural and so on?
Myself: Yes.
The Plain People of Ireland: People say that the German language and the Irish language is very guttural tongues.
Myself: Yes.
The Plain People of Ireland: The sounds is all guttural do you understand.
Myself. Yes.
The Plain People of Ireland: Very guttural languages the pair of them the Gaelic and the German.

Indeed. Let the words go forth, unless,of course, they place.

Huge Hat Tip to Richard Nordquist and his great composition site -

At Swim-Two-Birds (1939)
The Hard Life (1962)
The Dalkey Archive (1964)
The Third Policeman (written 1939-40, published 1968)

* " Jesus, you lying sack of sh$T! You never packed a pump in your #$%^ing life and could not with a $%^ing shotgun held to your lazy ass Temples! You $%^^^ . . .( subsequent criticisms and opinions meted out by cousins and friends in the skilled trades have been deleted)."

Kennedy Denies the Pampered Sneak Ayers One Last Honorific

The pampered sneak, Cadillac Commie, and terrorist Billy Ayers was been handed the first NO in his useless and cowardly life.

Chris Kennedy gave the clown his big red nose.

"I am guided by my conscience and one which has been formed by a series of experiences, many of which have been shared with the people of our country and mark each of us in a profound way," Kennedy said.

He later said: "I intend to vote against conferring the honorific title of our university to a man whose body of work includes a book dedicated in part to the man who murdered my father."

Ayers retired Aug. 31.

The emeritus position is largely honorific, and includes some benefits like library privileges. According to the UIC faculty handbook, the granting of emeritus status is "based on merit" and is "an extraordinary title that is given for extraordinary service."

Well done, Mr. Kennedy.

Rahm Reaches - Wee Mikey Quigley and His Big Dog!

The Race for Chicago Mayor - The National Side Show Referendum on Hope and Change - has hit the Midway.

It appears that Rahm Emanuel is out to clear the boards in order to ease the transition between Mayor Daley's decades of control to Rahma-A-Lama-Dang-Dong's digits on the Game Paddle of Chicago's Political X-Box.

Congressman Jesse Jackson,Jr. already had his meeting with Rahm about the Mayoral Race, share thoughts and feelings about just how best to serve Chicago, and found that his social acquittance was a chip on Rahm's coaster.

In that spirit, Rahm, with war chest of $2M Buckeens, is reaching out and touching anyone who voiced an interest in opposing him -including the Terror of Tiny Town Himself -Rahm's Congressional Place Holder - Mike Quigley.

Quigley ran against a young girl for Cook County Commissioner several years ago* and used the Axelrod/Emanuel playbook ( Smearing for Dummies ) on Ms. Mary Ellen Daly. However, That won't work with Rahm.

Those Emanuel has contacted say they weren't bullied to get out of the race.

"He's a big dog. Big dogs don't need to do that," said U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, who holds Emanuel's former House seat and met with him Wednesday afternoon in Washington.
Jesus, and all this time I thought that Rahm had been a ballerina! Well, Quigley was deathly afraid of a bridal shoppe owner; so, why not quake in his Keds before a ballerina?

Big dog! Nice puppies.

Didn't this used to be a tough town, though?

Now, Quigley believes, the sheriff is coming after him with guns drawn. In the March 19 Democratic primary, Quigley faces Mary Ellen Daly, a 27-year-old bridal shop manager who he calls "a candidate from out of nowhere--with no discernable credentials, but an appealing last name." He's convinced Sheahan is her puppet master.

"Sheriff's mad at me because I'm telling the world he's a sexist, racist, homophobic bad guy," Quigley charges, wolfing down Chinese takeout in the Belmont Avenue office he shares with his mentor, 44th Ward alderman Bernie Hansen, for whom Quigley was once chief of staff. "He's created an atmosphere of excessive force, that might makes right."
the Dependable Chicago Reader You GO, Girl! Smear in the Press and Win! Rahmbo, Knows! Big Dog!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

China Mocks Fat Americans - NYT 's Lefty Friedman Agrees

Are you with me Doctor Wu
Are you really just a shadow
Of the man that I once knew
Are you crazy are you high
Or just an ordinary guy
Have you done all you can do
Are you with me Doctor

Steely Dan - Katy Lied

I'll sing a little ditty, which
I trust you'll not think flat.
Of a fine fat saucy Chinaman
Who lives on Ballarat,
Whose pigtail is wound round his nut
In a tremendous plait,
And who wears on most occasions
A mushroom-looking hat.

Like a fine fat saucy Chinaman,
One of the present time.

Lefties love Red China. SEIU Mandarins Andy Stern and Anna Burger made many trips to Red China before supporting Barack Obama for President. President Obama bowed to the Red Chinese Leaders - read not too much into that, Obama bowed to every tin-horn despot he encountered - Saudi Princes & etc.

America would be nothing without our home grown America Haters - Henry Wallace, Roger Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Margaret Sanger, Jane Fonda, Noam Chomsky, Billy Ayers, and too many talented writers like Tom Friedman. Tom of the New York Times a frequent nodder on MSNBC - nod with conviction, mind you - is worried about American lard asses and our ability to remain a 1st rate Nation.

Hell, I worry about my own lard loaves reaching critical mass and thus necessitating a skateboard affixed to the afore mentioned appendages, in or to convey said properties over the concrete without tearing up the fabric. America will be fine.

Empirically speaking, I watched a bunch of kids in my neighborhood sprinting to St. Cajetan, St. John Fisher and St. Barnabas grammar school football practice. Likewise, this old geezer promenaded the Chicago Loop - Metra to La Salle; a brisk amble to St. Pete's for a lap around the rosary, off the knees and on the dogs to Lake Street and down Michigan to Adams and Adams west to The Berghoff. I had Knockwurst appetizer of two small Knocks, German Spuds and Creamed spinach and Berghoff root beer(s). Then back to the Metra and the mile and change to Casa Hickey on 108th Street. Heart Healthy! Moving like a Natural Man! Lord Ha' Mercy!

Now, I am by no means svelt; nor is Tom Friedman - looks like his skeletal frame ain't exactly sheet rocked with muscle and sinew - his own self.
Thus -

To visit China today as an American is to compare and to be compared. And from the very opening session of this year’s World Economic Forum here in Tianjin, our Chinese hosts did not hesitate to do some comparing. China’s CCTV aired a skit showing four children — one wearing the Chinese flag, another the American, another the Indian, and another the Brazilian — getting ready to run a race. Before they take off, the American child, “Anthony,” boasts that he will win “because I always win,” and he jumps out to a big lead. But soon Anthony doubles over with cramps. “Now is our chance to overtake him for the first time!” shouts the Chinese child. “What’s wrong with Anthony?” asks another. “He is overweight and flabby,” says another child. “He ate too many hamburgers.”

That is how they see us.

For the U.S. visitor, the comparisons start from the moment one departs Beijing’s South Station, a giant space-age building, and boards the bullet train to Tianjin. It takes just 25 minutes to make the 75-mile trip. In Tianjin, one arrives at another ultramodern train station — where, unlike New York City’s Pennsylvania Station, all the escalators actually work. From there, you drive to the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Center, a building so gigantic and well appointed that if it were in Washington, D.C., it would be a tourist site. Your hosts inform you: “It was built in nine months.”

I know, I know. With enough cheap currency, labor and capital — and authoritarianism — you can build anything in nine months. Still, it gets your attention. Some of my Chinese friends chide me for overidealizing China. I tell them: “Guilty as charged.” But have no illusions. I am not praising China because I want to emulate their system. I am praising it because I am worried about my system. In deliberately spotlighting China’s impressive growth engine, I am hoping to light a spark under America.

Studying China’s ability to invest for the future doesn’t make me feel we have the wrong system. It makes me feel that we are abusing our right system. There is absolutely no reason our democracy should not be able to generate the kind of focus, legitimacy, unity and stick-to-it-iveness to do big things — democratically — that China does autocratically. We’ve done it before. But we’re not doing it now because too many of our poll-driven, toxically partisan, cable-TV-addicted, money-corrupted political class are more interested in what keeps them in power than what would again make America powerful, more interested in defeating each other than saving the country.

Jan Schalowsky: Not the Biggest Idiot on Earth . . .but she'll do!

Jan Schakowsky is not the Biggest Idiot on Earth . . .but she'll do!

This is the kind of IDIOCY you get when Americans vote democrat and allow these academic Marxist morons to run the country...

Jan Schakowsky is a radical progressive. Would YOU trust this woman? Her husband Robert Creamer is a convicted felon. In 2006, he was sentenced and served a year and a half in federal prison and house arrest. Got it? Yet another progressive who dedicates their life to forcing higher taxes on the people and then avoids paying them. Of course, he's at the White House! And then a guy with such values and morals and that he has no problem completely ripping off the non-profit entity that he's working for. Click here to read more on Robert Creamer, who helped Obama shape Obamacare with a book he wrote while in prison.

In the video below, we see and hear the despicable far-left Rep Jan Schakowsky of Illinois gleefully predicting the death of the private insurance industry at the hands of the federal government and the single-payer healthcare system.

This dopey Harpy (Jan) was ushered out of Springfield and sent to D.C. with Bi-Partisan joy, when Old Sid Yates hung up his guns. You gotta wonder what Old Sidney would think of this fatuous Xanthippe and her Check Kiting husband. God I wish I could vote for that JoelPollak kid.

Which 1st Lady Probably Has Eaten at Illinois Bar & Grill? Come on!

Ist Ladies of Spain, France and USA
Ist Burger USA

Dude One "Oh dang. Did you see that chick that just walked past?"
Dude Two "Yeah bro, sure did. She's a totally cheeseburger." from the Urban Dictionary
Indeed? Rather . . . Urbane translation - E'Gad, Sir! Well, they were likely big wenches, certainly, and they bounced along very jolly, but when I watch a wobbling buttock I prefer it to be unobscured by a dangling skull. And I’m no hand with women who look as though they’d rather kill and eat me than grapple in the grass.Flash For Freedom!, p.76, Pan edition, 8th printing, 1980.

With all due deference to our 1st Lady's Charter to eliminate choice in gustation, I hurl defiance in defense of Choice! I say, there ain't nothing in this breathing world that is anything like a . . .( no, Not Dame!) cheeseburger with the works at Illinois Bar and Grill!

Take a gander at the ground round and the trimmings above in the photo - No, not the one of the three wives of State - the one on the hefty paper plate.

Illinois Bar and Grill is working man's chow in a working man's neighborhood -Chicago's Archer Heights and home to Polish and Mexican Americans who know the business end of the shovel and the fork.

Illinois Bar and Grill
4135 W 47th St
(between Kedvale Ave & Keeler Ave)
Chicago, IL 60632
Neighborhood: Archer Heights

(773) 847-2525

Ray Wardingley Fund Raiser at Bourbon Street -Sept. 29th 7-10 P.M.

Ray Wardingley is the real deal. Ray is a Gentleman-Citizen who puts his own money where his mouth and heart is and he sticks his chin into the world of politics and community service.

Ray is a retired entertainer and actor. He is a disabled U.S. Air Force Veteran and faithful member of Scared Heart Parish in Chicago, IL.

Ray takes snotty dismissive shots about his vocation and his candidacies from ignorant columnists like Eric Zorn with great good humor. Zorn will hector anyone who has not the barrels of ink at his disposal - that must be and article of faith in the Columnists Code. Ray Wardingley, on the other hand, is a genuinely tough and kind-hearted man who never allows criticism from weakling get him down, much less give up. Ray is a real American Patriot and a Christian gentleman.

Raymond G. Wardingley was born in the heart of depression-era Chicago, one of twelve children in a working class family. Ray has spent his whole life living in the Chicago area (and unlike his opponent, has been involved in political activism for years) and knows this region like the back of his hand. Ray was raised with strong Christian values, and attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School on Chicago’s south side. He graduated from Mendel Catholic High School in the 1950s, when the school was new and Chicago was still growing like wildfire.

Chicago has watched industries, conventions and people flee the City.

Ray Wardingley is still here and actively engaged to make things better for all of his neighbors.


EDUCATION: I support reducing class sizes for more learning opportunities I believe in teaching basic skills to students I am in favor of school vouchers, especially for Chicago students in failing public schools. We should look after our own first. I support using funds to grant more scholarships and grants to need based Illinois citizens, not giving education benefits to illegal aliens.

GOVERNMENT: I support cutting bureaucracy and waste, members of both parties in the General Assembly need to return to fiscal discipline. We must restore ethics and morality to politics, especially in Illinois. I oppose any pay increases for state legislators during this time of economic recession. I pledge to NEVER appoint my close relatives to high ranking government jobs. Government must stop being "Big Brother". Government exists to do what people cannot do for themselves, and has an obligation to protect life, liberty, and property in Illinois.

VETERANS: The state of Illinois ranks almost dead last in Veteran’s care. We must actively lobby the V.A. to be more proactive for Illinois. I support our Senators efforts on this issue and hope to work with them in a bipartisan way. The closing of Veteran's hospitals and the government denial of problems that have hurt veterans like Agent Orange is a national disgrace. Veterans should receive Comprehensive Disability Compensation for those with service connected injuries and will fight against any government agency to nullify or reduce earned benefits to veterans and their survivors, including but not limited to compensation, pensions, education, and health care. I strongly support equitable pay and benefits to our military personnel, and generous health, education, and other benefits to their dependants.

LABOR & WORKER'S RIGHTS: I come from a working class background and fully support the right of workers to organize and petition for a redress of their grievances. I support passing legislation to ensure the members of unions and fraternal orders are given what has been rightfully promised to them, such as the state university retirement pension system.

TAXES: The typical American pays more in taxes than is spent on food, clothing, shelter, and transportation. I oppose all income taxes increases. I support across-the-board tax relief, including a suspension of the state gas tax and a freeze on the Com Ed electric rates in Illinois. I believe our current state income tax system should be abolished, as is the case in many other states. I am perhaps the only Senate candidate willing to pledge NO new taxes and NO tax increases.

IMMIGRATION: I am a very strong supporter of LEGAL immigration. I oppose "racial profiling". I do Not support the state of Illinois granting ANY government benefits to those who are here illegally, including in-state tuition, driver's licenses, health care, and welfare. Illegal immigrants should not be given preferential treatment over those who come here legally and obey our laws. I do not support "earned amnesty" for people already here. They should be returned to their country of origin and made to reapply legally.

FAMILY VALUES: I am fully Pro-life with the following necessary exception: when necessary to prevent death of the mother. I support ADULT stem research but do not support taxpayer funding of embryonic stem research, which has proven to a red herring. I support enacting parental notification laws before a minor undergoes an abortion procedure, as in the case throughout all our neighboring states but not in Illinois. I support gay and lesbians being free from discrimination and having the right to work and live normal public lives free of harassment, but the unique status of marriage should be preserved for one man and one woman.

GUNS: The bill of rights, as well as the Illinois State Constitution, provide for a right to keep and bear arms. I support this. We do not need new gun laws; we need to enforce the laws already on the books. I would vote for conceal-carry laws for those who have undergone a mandatory background check and completed the necessary training classes on how to properly use a gun.

CONSTITUTION CONVENTION: I support a constitution convention. Of our last eight governors, half have been indicted. We have failed to make any meaningful changes at the ballot box during the last 30 years. There are many sweeping changes we could enact in a new constitution at once rather than try individual legislation. We need to hold our government accountable and have term limits, recall, direct initiative, stop abuse of powers, stop rampant nepotism in Cook County, require a balance budget, eliminate unnecessary departments, and many other reforms can be accomplished with a new state constitution. If a new constitution turns out to be worse than the existing one, voters have the option to vote it down. It's better to try something than do nothing at all about our current corrupt government.

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: It has been eight years since our "temporary" moratorium on the death penalty was enacted and victims continue to wait for justice in Illinois. I support lifting the moratorium and enforcing the death penalty against heinous crimes. The death penalty is a serious matter, and should only used in extreme circumstances where we cannot afford the risk of keeping the perpetrator alive.

TERM LIMITS: I support term limits for all three branches of government in Illinois, and personally pledge to serve no more than two terms in office as your State Senator. I am not and will never be "career" politician. We need to replace the incumbent with citizen-legislators I also support term limits for leadership positions such as Illinois House Speaker.

On September 29th at Bourbon Street from 7-10 P.M. you can meet Ray and his wife Karen and speak with the neighbors, friends and voters who will be backing Ray Wardingly in his bid to unseat Rep. Bobby Rush in the 1st Congressional District.

Ray Wardingley will serve -that is something that far too many persons in public life forget.

Come on out to Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park -
115 Bourbon Street
3359 West 115th Street
Merrionette Park, Illinois 60803

$25 -Donation Buffet Supper and Drinks

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jesse Junior - Never Eats at a Place Called Mom's and He Should - The Political Perils of Pretty Pie Ploppers! Caveat Junior!

Boy, Howdy! What a tough morning for three striving African Americans on the rise.

One disc jockey comedian got the Feds to make a Bridgeport couple sign over their home to him. ( Chicago Tribune)

One African American restaurateur with several listings who ran against Toni Preckwinkle beefed to Mary Mitchell that he is being required to bring his clubs and restaurants 'Up to Code!' Jeesh, and in this our post racial America. Well, thank W.E.B Dubois ( The God of the Talented Ten Percent) that Eric Holder ( a Ten Percenter) has his delicate hands on the Justice throttle - for now.

Lastly, Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. who challenged the Feds to "bring it (whatever it is) on,' only this weekend has "it" (whatever "it" is) all over the front page of the Sun Times - brought to you by the wonderful Natasha Korecki, as well as Chris Fusco and Lynn Sweet. Now that is one tough tag-team.

Stemming from the Blago fall-out and the Indian American ( not American Indian mind you) fund raising connection, Junior is confronted with his acquaintance to a Washington D.C. hostess - not the usual hash-slinger, mind you.

The FBI interviewed that acquaintance -- a Washington, D.C., restaurant hostess named Giovana Huidobro -- about a year ago as part of its corruption probe of Blagojevich. Authorities were trying to determine whether Jackson had asked Nayak to offer Blagojevich campaign cash in exchange for the then-governor appointing Jackson to the seat once held by President Obama, according to sources with knowledge of the probe.

Huidobro, Jackson and Nayak all dined together on Oct. 8, 2008 -- the same day that Nayak has told authorities he had a key conversation with Jackson about the Senate appointment, sources said. The three then ended up at Ozio, the restaurant and club where Huidobro works and where Jackson has held fund-raisers.

Huidobro told authorities she knew nothing of Jackson's political dealings regarding the Senate seat, according to sources. She also said she flew to Chicago on several occasions at Jackson's request and that Jackson sometimes reimbursed her for her travels.

Nayak told the FBI that he paid for two airline trips for Huidobro from Washington to Chicago in 2008.

Through a spokesman, Jackson declined to comment for this story.

Jackson does not appear to have reported the flights for Huidobro as a gift on his House financial-disclosure statement, and it's unclear whether he violated any ethics or fund-raising laws by not doing so.

He was once considered a potential presidential candidate and now is discussing a bid to succeed Mayor Daley. His wife, Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th), also has been mentioned as a possible mayoral candidate, though she downplayed her chances of running during a jobs rally she attended Monday.

In a radio interview about the mayor's race last week, Jackson challenged federal prosecutors to "bring it on" if they have evidence he was a conspirator in Blagojevich's corruption case.

I too am acquainted with beautiful women and all but one are acquaintances - the exquisite beauty with whom I am seen in public is a stunner - a diminuitive cross between Audrey Hepburn and Jennifer Jones. Whenever she sings jazz or liturgical choral, she has a wake of ardent gentleman suitors following her tiny steps. I can only believe that this good woman is working off a priori time-served in Purgatory. Most folks agree with my assessment. The balance of beautiful women are also talented Artists ( Cathy O'Connell,Laura Amend, Amanda Crumley, Mary Houlihan), Activists (Jamillah Ali-Joyce, Susan Jordan Mary Beth Sheahan), Media Persons (Mary Ann Ahern, Tamara Holder), Morgan Park Moms ( about 8,000 of them), Coaches (Katie Schumacher), Philanthropists ( Patti Bidwill, Mary Ann Roti, Peggy Blandford).

I am and can be as shallow as MSNBC, but I am also by choice, training and inclination completely monogamous.

Nevertheless, Congressman Jackson has more than his foot in "it" -whaterever it is - it seems.

Why is it that politicians and powerful Don Drappers in Big -Bucko-Industries & Services never seem to have acquaintances that happen to be large . . .substantial women . . .gals who like to polish off a hectar of popcorn at the CinePlex after a dinner consisting of a porterhouse the Size of USS Ronald Reagan, a Tsunami of Mojitas and a wedge of Milky Way Chocolate Cheesecake that could hold up a brick wall. You know, BIG . . . Good Hearted Gals?

Or, why not a girl with a set of choppers that could bite a pig's fanny through a picket fence?

Or, a Hostess who bears a striking resemblance to Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winning actor Randy Quaid?

Looks are shallow. There is so much more to the magnificent human heart. I am as ugly as a bald dog, but not as bad as a Congressman on holiday.

Next Time, Congressman Jackson, get your tucker at Blues Cafe or Slater's Biscuits and Gravy Wagon in Kankakee, IL.

Steer clear of the flashy and fork up the substantial portions at modest prices and avoid a Giovanna ( nice girl and easy on the eyes) and get a acquainted with Gert, or Mom.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Everyone Hates Chris. . .but not Necessarily O'Donnell.

Bill Maher hates Christine O'Donnell -advantage O'Donnell. Rosie O'Donnell hates Christine O'Donnell - advantage O'Donnell . . .not the fat one, but the cute Breeder.

CosMO Dowd hates O'Donnell - advantage O'Donnell

This anti-abortion, anti-masturbation, anti-premarital-sex, anti-stem-cells, anti-gay-marriage, dubious-about-evolution Christian conservative has rocked politics by snatching the Delaware Republican nomination for the Senate away from the seemingly sure-thing moderate Mike Castle.

CosMO Dowd is for Abortion, Masturbation, Premarital Sex, Stem Cell Destruction, Darwinian Something, or other.

All of the Dedicated and habitual Onanists - the folks with hair growing in their palms -Rachel Maddow, Keith Olbermann, David Brooks,the DNC, Media Matters, Daily KOs. Wee Eugene Dionne,CosMO Dowd and Hollywood - are threatened by the restraining hand of Ms. O'Donnell. The Sexual Home game is at stake it appears. Too much dependence on hand-held recreational devices may be the root motive of these sex absorbed Rhesus Monkeys.

I prefer the social proprieties and pageantry of the Away Game, as do most patriots.

Karl Rove Hates Chistine O'Donnell - advantage O'Donnell. I think Old Karl might be a tad too busy . . .too much time and other things on this hands.

GOP, Democrat, Hollywood Goofs, Paul Krugman, Joan Walsh, MSNBC, all hate the woman who won the Delaware GOP primary and will run on November 2nd with the imprimatur of the Tea Party. However. the cute woman labeled as a flake by people like pussified loudmouth Bill Maher and weepy Joan Walsh of Salon are advantage points to helots.

We pay the taxes that others demand be redistributed to carefully selected victims and causes.

We don't necessarily hate Christine O'Donnell.

The elitists charge that it took O'Donnell twelve years to pay her student loans as Joe Biden might say "BFD!" O'Donnell paid the loans.

Now they charge that she dabbled in witchcraft - again "BDF!"

James Brolin married one.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Congresswoman Holmes- Norton The Game's Afoot and the Foot is Smelly!

Now, this girl can shakedown!

"Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton on Line 2, Mr. Lobbyist!"

This is, uh, Eleanor Norton, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. Uh, I noticed that you have given to uh, other colleagues on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. I am a, um, Senior Member, a twenty year veteran and am Chair of the Sub-committee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management. I’m handling the largest economic development project in the United States now, the Homeland Security Compound of three buildings being built on the uh, old St. Elizabeth’s hospital site in the District of Columbia along with uh, fifteen other, uh, sites here for, that are part of the stimulus .

I was, frankly, uh, uh, surprised to see that we don’t have a record, so far as I can tell, of your having given to me despite my uh, long and deep uh, work. In fact, it’s been my major work, uh, on the committee and sub-committee it’s been essentially in your sector.

I am, I’m simply candidly calling to ask for a contribution. As the senior member of the um, committee and a sub-committee chair, we have (chuckles) obligations to raise, uh funds. And, I think it must have been me who hasn’t, frankly, uh, done my homework to ask for a contribution earlier. So I’m trying to make up for it by asking for one now, when we particularly, uh, need, uh contributions, particularly those of us who have the seniority and chairmanships and are in a position to raise the funds.

I’m asking you to give to Citizens for Eleanor Holmes Norton, PO Box 70626, DC, 20024. I’ll send you a follow-up note with appreciation for having heard me out. Thanks again.

Now, I, personally speaking, would add, " Forget the check - make it in Gold, or if that is not convenient, I want small denomination bills, Jacksons would be fine, and place them in a Stuhrling Gym Bag ( orange please) which generally run around 80 bucks ($79.95) and place it in the locker at Cardinal Fitness Center # 1467 - which belongs to my neighbor Mike Regan, because I never go there. I owe Mike for a small plumbing job and wish to make the bag a gift-in-kind."

R.I.P. Leo Man and Loyola Professor Dick Maher PhD.

Great Leo Man and constant backer of this great old school's mission Prof. Dick Maher went home to Christ.

Richard J. Maher

Maher, Dr. Richard "Dick" J. PhD 67, passed away in the comfort and presence of family at Evanston North Shore Hospice on September 14, 2010 after a brief but heroic battle with cancer. Dr. Maher was a husband to his wife Karen of 43 years; father to his sons, Daniel (Karen) and Patrick; grandfather to two wonderful grandchildren, Ryan and Senna. In his life, Richard was known as trusted husband, father, uncle, grandfather, educator, mentor and friend. He was looked upon as the 'Godfather' of his Wilmette neighborhood as being known as a level headed person who could settle any dispute or listen to neighbors who just needed to vent. Richard was the valedictorian of Leo High School class of 1961, graduated from Notre Dame in 1965 and received his Doctorate from Northwestern University in 1971. Dr. Maher was an accomplished academic author of several textbooks, peer reviewer of several projects and editor. He was a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Loyola University Chicago for over 40 years and was preparing to retire to spend his golden years with his darling Karen. As his first days of courtship to his last days of life were, all about making sure his darling Karen would be looked after and taken care of. Visitation will be Friday, September 17th, 3 to 9 p.m. at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. A Memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Wilmette will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Francis Xavier Parish, 524 9th St., Wilmette, IL 60091 would be appreciated. Share a tribute at Info 847-251-8200.

Five Rauf Necks from The Religion of Peace Arrested for Plot on the Pope in Jolly Olde England

Five - count 'em - Five Algerians Try to Kill the Pope. Like These Five Algerians of days gone by!
Fiver Algerian Altar boys? No. Five Algerian Orangemen? Nope. Five Algerian Camus and Noam Chomsky Fans of Malboro Lites and Lap Dances? Warmer. Five Algerian Islamist Thugs Who Missed Imam Rauf's Mideast Meet-'N-Greet? Bingo!

The suspects, who are aged 26, 27, 36, 40 and 50, are being held and questioned under the Terrorism Act 2000.

The firm where the arrests were made is now being searched, as well as homes in north and east London.

Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt said he understood the men were North Africans employed by the agency to work for Westminster City Council.

He said they had been about to start a day shift that would have included cleaning streets around the House of Commons, where the Pope is due to speak, when they were arrested.

Progressive Guest Blogger - Secular Feminist Gay Cannibal Rights Advocate - Ms. Seeley Hoyne-Hamilton

The delicate and thoughtful woman with whom I spend the best hours of my week, in person or via phone chides me to consider the point of view of others.

In order to really get to know autere people one must leave one's comfort zone and seek differing points of view - like turning on NPR, WTTW, CBS, NBC, ABC,CNN, reading the NYT,Trib, Sun Times Editorials, or taking coffee at another venue.

Rather than take coffee with the 19th Ward Yeomanry, which is my wont, at Kean Gas Station, White Hen What's By the Beverly Bank, Karim and Bidya's Dunkin Donuts on
104th and Western, I decided to get my Arabica on at Fuzzy Quim's Alternative Roast over by 99th & the Metra. I met a dowager ( late-50's ) who after four failed marriages divorced the right banker and got the magnificent Frank Lloyd Wright-Knock Off on Longwood Drive in Beverly 60643 where she resides with her Lovers ( I did not ask and I shall not tell). She has a point of view that rings familiar and at the same time runs counter to the thought patterns of my neighbors.

I present the morning musings of my invited guest Ms. Seeley Hoyne-Hamilton - she is not the stereotypical Beverly Breeder Catholic/Baptist/Lutheran/Methodist/Wiccan( Yes, Muriel, There be Wiccans here about - nice folks, don't piss them off) Mom.

"The secular identity of the American people is not something to criticize, but to celebrate. We have rejected dogmatic religion devoid of compassion. I wear Pink only on Days that coincide with my menstrual flow and my Lovers' willingness to drive my three cats to the Unitarian Day Care in Hyde Park. I chose abortion, it did not choose me.

After thirteen years of George Bush and his racist war on the Iraqi people, of whom I sing! Zionist, Pig! Millions of Afghan women were systemically tortured by Bush's thugs and the Pope's Swiss Guard Why has the Pope not been arrested for the sexual abuse of children? Benny the Rat doesn't want anybody to be tolerant of atheists, gays, and intellectuals, or to treat women as equals.

Planned Parenthood and Gloria Steinem is having a Tea to celebrate women and I will be there. How about you? Not Breeders of course. Before my Awakening , I had any number of baby bumps aborted and I proudly tell everyone how do you think I keep this figure? Abortion colon cleansings, and reading Joan Walsh in Salon. I am WOMAN and not Womb-Man.

Who is the intolerant one here? If Gays and Cannibals, after all of their Great Service to America, can not who can? Remember Gays and Cannibals never owned slaves - Gays I mean really. And Cannibals dined on persons of all hues in the Rainbow!Imagine, persecuting someone whose choice of diet includes human flesh, well, that is not the America I choose.

I Love dance and contribute regularly to the Planned Parenthood Ballet in Lakeview, where Congressman Mike Quigley has made sure that Health Care Funding Dollars make our Arts a priority for sexually ambivalent teens and questioning young adults who may not know that door to the hideous Zionist closet is open to them - once Israel is wiped off the face of the earth,pets and Breeders spayed and neutered.

Eric Zorn is the only genuine voice for women and Palin and ll those Tea Baggers and Ward Thugs will emasculate Real Women. Read Sister Miriam MacGillis, founder of Genesis Farm and recipient of the 2005 Thomas Berry Award for her ministry on the new cosmology so that we can finally do as Sierra Club and Debra Shore demand and change the flow of the Chicago River. I Am a Progressive Woman, because the penis fell off all of the smart people who Chose to terminate that unwanted child within!

I can not get a head of good organic arugula in this stupid neighborhood. After my colon cleansings nothing is more important than the quality time I spend with Rachel Maddow and my Lovers.

The Old Boy's Club? It think not and I vote not!

Lastly, I Hate Fat, Stupid People and this beautiful planet is just too overpopulated with them. Be kind."

Well, Hush My Beak! Next on Fresh Air!

Fry Me a Guinness! "A Pint of Plain" Ravioli?

Someone once said,"I would eat my foot if it were wrapped in bacon." It might have been Smash McKenna, or Benjamin Disraeli, I can't really remember, but the delicate notion of such a gustatorial treat is poetically interesting.

Yet, I can not imagine Pintsman Extraordinaire Bernard Callahan proprietor of Keegan's Pub installing a deep fryer next to the Guinness Pumps -

'Hey, Bernard, sink a couple of pints in the lard for me and the boys . . . Get everyone from the street to the sh#thouse!'

' You Daft Wanker of Limited Awareness! Perhaps you'd like a tight Knuckle Roll to start off! Bugger off out of here!'

Nevertheless, a Texas chef has gone over the goal line stance of culinary creativity and managed to deer fry -Beer.

Witness, My Brothers!

Inventor Mark Zable said it had taken him three years to come up with the cooking method and a patent for the process is pending. He declined to say whether any special ingredients were involved.

His deep-fried beer will be officially unveiled in a fried food competition at the Texas state fair later this month.

Five ravioli-like pieces will sell for $5 (£3) and the Texas Alcoholic Commission has already ruled that people must be aged over 21 to try it.

Mr Zable has so far been deep frying Guinness but said he may switch to a pale ale in future. ( emphasis my own)

He said: "Nobody has been able to fry a liquid before. It tastes like you took a bite of hot pretzel dough and then took a drink of beer." Mr Zable previously invented dishes including chocolate-covered strawberry waffle balls and jalapeño corndog shrimps.

Last year's winner of the Texas state fair fried food competition was a recipe for deep-fried butter.

What do you wash it down with? Calamari Martini?

Well Dog My Cats! I been to eight county fairs and twelve hog-call contests, but I ain't never heard of no Deep Fried Beer!

This will . . .what's the word? Thunderbird! What's the Price? Forty Twice!

Next up, Poached Beef Jerky Ragout!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My Old Roomie Tom Kilbride - Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court

As a baby teacher at Bishop McNamara High School ( 1975), I had the pleasure of Tom Kilbride's company for the summer months in my apartment on the Kankakee River - the old River's Edge Apartments - way over priced, but it had a pool and was walking distabce to Bishop McNamara.

Tom was working as a N/S community and labor organizer and going to Grad School at St. Mary's in Winona, MN - and in between gigs. Tom's younger brother Joe had just graduated from Mac and was on his way to St. Procopius ( Illinois Benedictine) in Lisle and Jim Frogge, Bishop Mac's brilliant Physics and Chemistry Teacher as well as Defensive Co-ordinator for the Fighting Irish asked me to help Tom out and let the man crash. He did.

Tom had been a pretty good athlete at Mac, not nearly as good as Joe and was an outstanding student. Tom is a great guy.

I hope that my night terrors and catatonic screaming did not overly disturb his slumbers. He will be a wide-awake replacement for the wonderful Leo Man Tom Fitzgerald as Chief Justice of Illinois Supreme Court.

Kilbride Tapped for Chief Justice
September 16, 2010

By Scott Reeder Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD — Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride has been selected by his colleagues to be chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Statehouse News has learned.

The order will come down today naming the 10-year veteran of the high court to be its leader for a three-year term beginning Oct. 26, a source familiar with the situation said late Wednesday.

But whether his time as chief justice will be for the full three years or just a few weeks will be determined by the voters Nov. 2.

Every 10 years, Illinois Supreme Court justices must stand for retention. At least 60 percent of voters must vote for retaining the judge in order for the person to remain in office.

Ordinarily these elections are uneventful affairs, but this year Kilbride is being targeted for removal from the court by groups unhappy with how the court has ruled.

That strategy is part of a growing national trend in which groups representing doctors, hospitals, manufacturers and other businesses that are often sued work to reshape the judiciary.

Ed Murnane, president of the Illinois Civil Justice League, said his group is targeting Kilbride because it is unhappy with a number of votes he cast concerning business. Much of the Civil Justice League’s funding comes from business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Chief Justice Thomas Fitzgerald announced Monday that he will be retiring from the Supreme Court Oct. 25 because he has Parkinson’s Disease. Chief justices are selected by their colleagues to serve three year terms and traditionally it is rotated between Cook County justices and those from other parts of the state.

Kilbride was expected to be next in line in the rotation.

“It was his turn,” Murnane said. “I think the timing of Justice Fitzgerald’s retirement is interesting. He is retiring a week before the election and this should give Kilbride a nice PR boost right before the election.”

But Mike Lawrence, past director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, said he doubts it will have much impact.

“I don’t think it will make much of a difference. Ultimately voters are going to make a decision based on Justice Kilbride’s qualifications and how well the judge has comported himself. Whether or not he is chief justice shouldn’t make a difference,” he said.

Mount Carmel's Ted Cachey - Lights up a Night of Stars!

Last night's Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame at Hawthorne Race track was a lesson in courage, conviction and commitment. Leo High School had several tables purchased by Leo and Purdue football great Bob Sheehy and Boxing Coach and one of the Directors of the Sports Hall of Fame Mike Joyce. Patti Bidwill, of the Bidwill Family Foundation and daughter of Sports Legend Stormy Bidwill was Bob Sheehy's guest.

There were iconic names honored - Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Franbk Thomas, John Hannah and Gerry Sullivan, but it was the words from the lesser known names that had the most spiritual impact with their acceptance speeches.

Linda Mastandrea, Paralympic Gold Medal Champion, spoke of path that heroes take with so many other people - we never accomplish things on our own. Blue Island High School Olympian and mentor to so many young athletes Willie May, All American, Indiana University continued on the theme.

However it was Mount Carmel's Ted Cachey who was most poignant. Cachey captained every team he played for from grammar school through University of Michigan. However, Mr. Cachey talked about academics.

A Latin instructor at Mount Carmel understood the young freshman, Cachey's deficencies with English composition and instructed the boy to write - something- every night. The next day, Cachey was to place the essay or pargraph under the priest's office door.

The Carmelite would correct Cachey's grammar, punctuation, spelling and rhetoric, but never assign a grade.

Cachey kept those written lessons and read one last night. It was about Guts- intestinal fortitude - which had been the rubric of athletic education. Guts is a four letter word that must pertain to so much more than a football field, the hardwood, the track, the pool, or the ice. GUTS is perseverence. Cachey told a roomful of great athletes and me about Guts. Work at what you must work at every day, correct your mistakes, do not expect praise for what you are obliged to do and lead a happy life.

Here are the happy people of whom Ted Cachey spoke so well decades ago as a kid at Mount Carmel High School - with a lot of guts.





Mike Krzyzewski
Ray Meyer College Coach of Year Award
NCAA Champion, Duke University

John Hannah
New England Patriots Lengend will recieve the George Connor Lifetime Achievement Award for invaluable Contributions to the game of football

Doc Rivers (upon availability)
Marquette University, Coach of NBA Boston Celtics 2010

Rocky Wirtz, Chairman, Chicago Blackhawks
Bill Madlock, Chicago Cubs
Ted Cachey, University of Michigan
Ed Maracich, Big Ten Official
Simeon Rice, Univeristy of Illinois, NFL
Jim Corno, Comcast SportsNet
Jerry Vanisi, Chicago Bears & NFL Executive
Emmett Bryant, DePaul University, NBA
Jeremy Roenick, Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Senffner, Providence Catholic HS
Larry Wert, NBCU Chicago
Richard Hazelton, Legendary Thoroughbred Trainer
Nick Rassas, Notre Dame All American
Linda Mastandrea, Paralympic Gold Medal Champion
Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox
Gerry Sullivan, University of Illinois, NFL
Willie May, All American, Indiana University

A few of the Leo High School Halle of Fame Inductees-
John Collins - boxing
Johnny Galvin -football
Babe Baranowski-football
Andy McKenna -Sports Owner
Whitey Cronin- Coaching

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mike Ovitz is Not Disney Mike Ovitz - Conclusion Jumped - Back to the Blocks!


This AM I took Mike Ovitz to be the Movie Disney Mogul Michael.
Te Mike Ovitz in Lynn Sweet's column is an earnest young Rahm Warrior.
Sincere Apologies all around!

Shucks and darn! Well, I'm still worried about the Mickey Mafia! Goofy? Dopey?

Maybe, but also Grumpy, Sleepy, Sneezey, and Bashful when I'm Happy, Doc!

Is Disney Buying the Tank for Mayor Rahmbo?

I caught this on Lynn Sweet's column commentary about Hollywood Swanger Rahm Emanuel.

By Michael Ovitz on September 14, 2010 10:07 AM
I'm a very strong supporter of Rahm Emanuel for Mayor in our city. I have a couple of facebook fan pages in support of his run for office:

-"Rahm for Mayor"
-"Rahm 2011"

On last week, I conducted a poll to see who the favorite would be for Mayor and overwhelmingly it was Rahm Emanuel with 60% of the vote Today I started a new poll adding a couple of new names to the list, Rahm again is leading with 50% of the vote. These are hard numbers and votes from various people via this link

I've been generating a buzz...and would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about it. I've already spoken with Steve Miller of WBBM radio 780AM here in Chicago. He did a few excerpts of our phone interview last week. If you're interested in hearing them, please let me know.


Mike Ovitz

Mickey Ovitz is a Chicag-born talent agent and, Sweetheart, Mickey and the Gang would love to make Entourage on the Lake! The Mickey Mafia Rides For Rahmbo!

Disney's Mike Eisner is buying the Tribune off of Sam Zell. Hokey Smokes, Pluto!
Rahm Knows Disney! Rahm Hit Up Disney for President Obama, at least.

Washington Post:

Rather than calling ABC, the White House chief of staff phoned Bob Iger, chief executive of parent company Disney. Instead of contacting NBC, Emanuel went to Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric. He also spoke with Les Moonves, the chief executive of CBS, the company spun off from Viacom.

Is Michael Eisner about to surface at Tribune? The Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times says the former Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) CEO is a contender to replace current chairman Sam Zell once the company emerges from its very messy bankruptcy proceedings. The publication cites four unnamed sources who say that Eisner would be brought on along with Jeff Shell, the current president of Comcast’s programming group and former FOX Cable Networks president, who would be CEO.

Hey, Disney is not only in the tank for Rahmbo. . .it's buying the whole damn tank!

Bubbie, we got us a White House, it's Dog I Know,Let's Get Us Chicago! The Lake! The Steaks! The Take!

Michael S. Ovitz (born December 14, 1946) is an American talent agent who co-founded Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1975 and served as its chairman until 1995; Mr. Ovitz also served as President of the Walt Disney Company, from October 1995 to January 1997.

Disney President
In 1995, Mr. Ovitz resigned from CAA to become president of the Walt Disney Company under chairman Michael Eisner. Ovitz quickly grew frustrated with his role in the company and vague definition of duties.[7] After a tumultuous year as Disney's second in command, he was dismissed by Eisner in January 1997.[8] Disney shareholders later sued Eisner and Disney's board of directors for awarding Ovitz a severance package valued at $38 million in cash and $131 million in stock.[9] Later court proceedings reflect that Ovitz' stock options were granted when he was hired to induce him to join The Walt Disney Company, not granted when he was fired, and the $130 million figure was an estimate by news sources of what his stock options might hypothetically be worth. The court eventually upheld Disney's payment.[10]

Personal life
Ovitz is a private investor who continues to advise informally the careers of luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, David Letterman and Tom Clancy. Active in philanthropy, he donated $25 million in 1999 to spearhead fund raising efforts for UCLA's Medical Center[14], and has contributed significantly to numerous other philanthropic endeavors[15]. A private investor and businessman, his notable activities have ranged from attempts to bring an NFL team to the Los Angeles Coliseum [16] to ventures in online media.[17]

Ovitz is considered one of the world's top art collectors.[18] His contemporary pieces include works by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and many others.[19]

CPD Hero Jim Mullen to Run for 41st Ward Alderman!

Cliff Carlson HT-

Officer Jim Mullen to run for alderman in 41st ward -what's over by O'Hare.

Jim was paralyzed over 20 years ago, when answering the call of duty

These folks, like Jim Mullen, are the men and women that our Media insult . . .the people the public needs to go through the door into the face of Thugs, Idiots and Lunatics armed illegally in Gun-Control-Sanctuary City.

From: Jim Mullen
Date: September 14, 2010 11:42:14 PM CDT
Cc: "William Boyle"
Subject: kilt run

Dear Cliff,
my name is James Mullen and I am a disabled Chicago police officer. Neal suggested I reach out to you and let you know all about my intentions. Sunday afternoon I'm going to announce my candidacy for the 41st Ward aldermanic race. I'm not sure if you're interested but I wanted to do the right thing and let you know. Neal has been gracious enough to allow me the opportunity.

James Mullen
Mullen Foods LLC.
P.O. Box 480-392
Niles, IL 60714

Chicago’s Finest Applesauce™

(877) 977-3663 toll free
773 716-9001
773 594-0925 fax

Bring it Home,Officer!

O'Donnell Abu! Delaware Outsider Clocks Mike Castle! Chicago- R. Emmett Tyrrell Might Do Just That . . . Not to Mike Castle Of Course -O'Donnell Did

. . .On with O'Donnell then! Fight the good fight again!
Sons of TyrConnell are valiant and true!
Make the proud Saxon feel Erin's avenging steel!
Strike! For your Country! O'Donnell abu!
O'Donnell Abu (The Clan Connell War Song)(M.J.McAnn cir. 1843)

Great tune! And now the tune-up!

One of Rich Miller's Sock Puppets at Capitol Fax Blog reacted to the news that R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator, a West Side Chicago native and Fenwick Alumnus, stated his interest in running for Mayor Chicago.

- IrishPirate - Tuesday, Sep 14, 10 @ 12:33 pm:

Tyrrell is thinking of running?

Pat Hickey’s hands must be sweaty and I bet his heart skipped a beat. Alan Keyes isn’t available?

If Vdrolyak runs I imagine Hickey might not even be able to type because of all the excitement. The word “vapors” comes to mind.

Does “R Emmett’The Clown’ Tyrrell even live in Chicago?

In some cases people seem to forget that you have to actually live in Chicago or at least be a “resident” of Chicago for one year prior to the election. I’ve seen reports touting candidates who live and are registered in the suburbs.

Sweaty hands? Well, IP Old Son, this 19th Ward Democrat has ice water in his political veins. Guys call and ask, "Want Yard Sign?" Sure put 'em over there. Get excited about elected officials? Please. I get excited when they change the deli counter at County Fair and at Calabria Imports, but excited about candidates? No, Sock Puppet, I am much older than six years of age. Little kids get loopy about colored balloons and buttons. I vote or help only good girls and boys.

Kelly Burke, Johnny O'Sullivan, Dan Lipinski, Bridgey Gainer, Mary Flowers, Paul "The Wall" Vallas, Ray Wardingly, Ed Maloney, Kathy Meany, Alexi Giannoulias, Pat Quinn, Terry Peterson, Tommy Dart, & etc.

Tommy Dart is a gent! He's broke, Tapioca( an homage to Mike Houlihan's Epic Comedy), bereft of funds, short on dough-ray-me, but very good guys are putting the idiot-stick on the money rake handle. You know, the reaaacccchhhh extenders that painters use. Shortly, Tom Dart will have more Hundos and Grants up around his knees than people living on 107th & Troy had flood waters in their basements.

Rahmbo is the media darling. He needed to buy off opponents when he ran for congress and import talent to ring door bells. But, he is really smart . . .the media keep saying that.

Meeks is not Gay Friendly.

La Pappas runs like a baton-twirling deer!

Terry Peterson is the guy to watch. Powerful folks were holding fund-raisers for Terry years ago and I went to them. If I had Terry's money, I'd throw mine away. More importantly, Terry Peterson knows government and he knows politics and that is what has been sadly missing from the Mayor's Office for decades.

Nah, Bob Tyrrell will enter the lists and challenge the Pie-Chart Dopes like Ralphie Martire who has bankrupted every branch of government that gives him time and money.

Rich Miller's political clearing house, Capitol Fax Blog, is a juicy, snark permitted, closed club of full agreement. The Miller Sock Puppets like Irish Pirate and my personal favorite Skeeter seem like government employed operatives with dogs in the fight. Could be. Who cares? It is a Democratic Club aad very Clubby - CFB blinks and flinches every time SEIU lifts its chubby arm.

Now, the news this AM tells us about the "clowns" and "outsiders" and "scary people" who still manage to win by huge margins, because voters are sick to death of Closed Clubs - GOP and Democrat.

This babe O'Donnell had the world on her back in her busines and still clobber GOP Marque Kirque Look-alike - Mike Castle:

DOVER and WILMINGTON, Del. -- Conservative activist Christine O'Donnell scored an upset victory in Delaware's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, defeating longtime congressman Mike Castle 53 percent to 47 percent.

O'Donnell's surprising win marked yet another triumph for the Tea Party movement and may have ended the Republican Party's hopes of regaining control of the Senate in November. Polls have shown O'Donnell trailing far behind Democratic nominee Chris Coons, the New Castle county executive.

"Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Delaware have spoken: No more politics as usual," O'Donnell told an ecstatic crowd of campaign volunteers at her election night celebration in Dover. "Don't ever underestimate the power of ‘We The People.'"

In her victory speech, a beaming O'Donnell called for Republican Party unity, but she did not mention Castle by name.

Asked by RealClearPolitics while leaving the stage on Tuesday night whether Castle had called her to concede, O'Donnell said, "No, not yet."

What a Pound Off! We have plenty of similar Pound Offs in Illinois Public life - snark permitted.