Monday, September 13, 2010

Papa Bear, Lovie Bear and Homer Bear - That Was a Win?





They played like Midway Curiosities! "What the Hell was that?"

For 2010-'11 Season opener, The Bears played like The Three Stooges on Crystal Meth. but won; yet, policy gave them a win.

Yes, the Bears outgained the Lions 463 yards to 168, but thanks to four turnovers and a coaching gaffe by Smith, they needed the enforcement of a bad rule to feel good.

The rule — which has been around for years — states that for a catch to be completed, a wide receiver must maintain possession throughout the entire process of the catch. A runner needs only to break the plane of the goal line, but receivers apparently are required to hold on to the ball long enough to count its laces.

So it didn't matter that Johnson leaped high above Bowman to make the grab, got both feet down inbounds and landed on his keister in total control of the ball. It mattered only that when the ball popped out of Johnson's right hand as he placed it on the ground, referee Gene Steratore ruled no catch — after the side judge closer to the play had signaled touchdown.

"The process was not finished until he finished that roll," Steratore told a pool reporter after the game


That was The Home Opener Homer of all time! Put an asterix next to that one.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Founder of American Spectator Bob Tyrrell Entering Chicago Mayoral Pool?



Word comes that a distinguished conservative man of letters intends to enter the lists and touch lances with the cavalcade of candidates for Chicago Mayor. Fellow Loyola Alum and thoughtful writer, Mark Rhodes gave me the heads-up.

R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of The American Spectator is interested in running for Mayor of Chicago. Bob Tyrrell, like Governor Pat Quinn, is a proud Alumnus of Fenwick High School.

Unlike Pat Quinn, Bob Tyrrell is a conservative Democrat. Hey, I am one as well. So are many of my neighbors. Bob's entry into the race for Mayor could spark a groundswell of support from middle class Chicagoans who are beset with endless and growing taxes and sickened by the waste that is the hallmark of city government.

Bob Tyrrell would be the only candidate untarnished by the Illinois/Blago/Tax-Up-A-Storm/Kill-Middle Class crowd.

Welcome to the brawl, Bob!

It is becoming apparent for all to see, that a man who made his name as a community organizer does not have the skills to be President of these United States. Maybe he could develop the requisite skills as a governor. Possibly, he could develop such skills were he to sit in the Senate for a couple of terms. Yet there are delicate sensitivities, the ability to listen, to stick by your guns, occasionally to remain reticent. These are the fundamentals of a leader, and President Barack Obama has demonstrated that he lacks all of them, most notably reticence. I now think it is clear even to Official Washington that President Obama is the worst president of modern times. President Jimmy Carter is redeemed.
Bob Tyrrell in The American Spectator

Robert Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. (born December 14, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American conservative magazine editor, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator. He writes under the byline R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. but is known socially as Bob Tyrrell. Tyrrell is a 1961 graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was on the swim team. He then went to Indiana University where he was a swim team manager for the notable coach James "Doc" Counsilman. While at Indiana University, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, living in a chapter house where Steve Tesich resided and in years when Bob was not at IU, such figures as Mark Spitz, and Evan Bayh. He did not live in the chapter house for his entire stay at IU but rather lived off campus with swimmers John Wagner and Terry Townsend.
In 2000, government investigations of The American Spectator caused Tyrrell to sell the magazine to venture capitalist George Gilder. In 2003, Gilder, having a series of financial and legal setbacks, resold the magazine to Tyrrell and the American Alternative Foundation, the organization under which the magazine was originally incorporated, for a dollar

Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation: Help Keep the PC Out!



Here is a wonderful effort to save Chicago History. Some time ago, Political Correctness tried to change History again, here in Chicago. The efforts to eliminate "the massacre" from the The Fort Dearborn Massacre. Ridiculous. Chicago Tribune's Ron Grossman reported on the PC Idiocy with artful genius! God Bless Ron Grossman for not ignoring the fatuous legerdemain by Lefty Loonies involved in this recent Massacre of History.

Journalist Ron Grossman wrote with accuracy and courage and rather the get a groundswell of smooches from the sheep, . . .nope; folks took notice.

Rather, Chicagoans objected. The alderman and bureaucrats of Park District got involved and PC'd the project. Remember?

"It’s not to say there wasn’t a massacre, but we wanted to provide a vehicle for people to come together," said Tina Feldstein, president of Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance the ceremony’s host.

Call it what you will, what occurred there on Aug. 15, 1812, was no picnic. Now, it’s a pleasant spot for alfresco dining in a gentrifying neighborhood, but 197 years ago, it was a place of bloodshed.


Having been starved al fresco, the victims of the massacre were lured and lulled by lies from ( GASP!) Native Americans!

The Injuns slaughtered men women and children;however, agenda politics leader of the Pokagon, now busy scalping the White Eyes at Casinos in the Lake Michigan Nation bullied and gulled the Cliffs Notes Reading Progressive hand wringers who somehow get involved in public debate - Let's Call the massacre a . . .disagreement. Battle if you must. However, a battle is generally two-side is it not?

John Low, a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and director of the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, in Evanston, saluted the winning choice as evenhanded, not "casting the parties as victims or victors, villains or heroes." . . . ‘Massacre’ is such a judgmental word," Low said. "We discussed how, from another perspective, you might call it ‘Victory Park.’ "

Feldstein recalled the delicate negotiations it took to find a compromise acceptable to all parties.

"I got an unbelievable history lesson," she said


Here's a chance to get involved and apply some antiseptic to PC Idiocy.

The mission of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation is to establish a significant memorial to Camp Douglas, and to provide interpretive and educational opportunities on Camp Douglas, Civil War prison camps, and the contribution of African Americans to the Civil War.

Planned for the restoration is the construction of two prison barracks on the site.

One barracks is to be used as a visitor’s center and a gallery of Camp Douglas and Civil War prison camps. The second will be devoted to the African American contribution to the Civil War.

Volunteers are needed for:

Fund Raising
Community Outreach
Gallery Design
Developing Interpretive and Educational Programs
Research


Click my post title and help. I already contacted the great folks of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation, will make a widow's mite offering, and get my History on!

God Bless Ron Grossman!

http://newsfornatives.com/blog/2009/08/15/chicago-park-where-ft-dearborn-massacre-occurred-to-be-renamed-battle-of-ft-dearborn-park/

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cor, Blimey! A Yard and Half ($150) Sang'wich? Eat Me; That's Pricey!


Minced Oaths! Now, I am as free with a Buck as any dope with surplus nickels in my strides, but this is one expensive Sandwich! This Brit Hash Slinger concocted this Rolex Roll Robbery !

The chef used a £5 loaf of sourdough dressed with extra virgin olive oil and then layered cheese, slices of quail's egg, heirloom black tomato, epicure apple, and fresh figs.
He added dainty mustard red frills, pea shoots and red amaranth for a salad layer and topped the whole masterpiece with edible gold dust.
The cost of the entire sandwich put together runs to £111.95. ($150 USA)
There is no current official world record for the most expensive cheese sandwich but Blunos and Pilgrim's have applied to the Guinness book to have their sandwich recognised.
The standing record for the most expensive commercially available sandwich is the von Essen Platinum Club Sandwich, which was made at the Cliveden House hotel in Taplow, Berkshire.
It featured Iberico ham, poulet de Bresse, white truffles, quail eggs, semi-dried tomatoes and fermented sour dough bread, weighed half a kilogram, and cost £100.
It's probably a little extra if you want it toasted.

Knock yourself out, Clive.

I'll take a Folo's Beef, Fat Tommy's Hot Dog, Pop's Combo, or Hickey's Morgan Park Masterpiece* any day... and it won't cost me a lung!

Morgan Pork Masterpiece Sandwich.

Thus -

Two lightly toasted slices of Nature's Pride Oatmeal Bread
One thin slice of Red Onion
One layer of mixed greens
Three thinly sliced shingles of cold roasted pork loin
1/2 ounce of Kyle's Generations Barbecue Sauce applied liberally to both slices of bread.

Rick Kogan Hosts Leo President for Institutional Advancement Dan McGrath on WGN 720's Sunday Papers



Leo High School President for Institutional Advancement Dan McGrath, the best prose writer in America, joins Chicago's Best Voice - Rick Kogan for The Sunday Papers tomorrow Morning!

Rick Kogan has a voice like the Wannamaker Church organ in Philly* and we get to hear it every Sunday morning, as we get gussied up for Mass and Services. This Sunday, Rick's guest is Dan McGrath and together they will toccata and fugue the mission of Leo High School, the Catholic high school for young men in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood that provides a quality college preparatory education and sends 93% of its graduates to college and balance into the skilled trades and public service.

The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
Sundays 6:30 a.m.
Rick Kogan starts off your Sunday morning with stories unique to Chicago and discussions on the news and oddities of the day . . .

Rick Kogan -Named Chicago's Best Reporter in 1999 and inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2003, Rick Kogan is currently a senior writer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune's Sunday magazine. He began his career at 16, working for the Chicago Sun-Times during the tumultuous Democratic Convention of 1968 and in various writing capacities over the next decade. He was later on the staff of Panorama, the arts and entertainment section of the Chicago Daily News.

When that paper ceased publication in 1978, Kogan joined the Sun-Times, where he worked the night shift, covering crime; served as entertainment editor; investigative reporter, feature writer and critic. His weekly columns on the city's nightclub scene were collected in a book, "Dr. Night Life's Chicago."

By the mid-1980s, he was on the staff of the Chicago Tribune where he was TV critic for five years and later the editor of Tempo, the paper's daily feature section. He was for five years the personal editor of the syndicated Ann Landers column.

A frequent guest on national radio and television shows, he has been an on-air critic for WBBM radio and WBBM-TV; was creator/host of "The Sunday Papers" on WLUP-FM radio; co-host of the daily "Media Creatures" program on AM1000 radio; and a featured weekly commentator on the television program Fox Thing in the Morning.

He has written 12 books, including, in collaboration with his father, Yesterday's Chicago, and in collaboration with Tribune colleague Maurice Possley, the best-selling Everybody Pays: Two Men, One Murder and the Price of Truth. His America's Mom: The Life, Lesson and Legacy of Ann Landers, was published in 2003. His latest books are A Chicago Tavern, the history of the Billy Goat, and a collection of the Sidewalks columns he writes for the Tribune magazine, embellished by Charles Osgood's photographs. He is also the narrator of an hour-long, 10-part Discovery Channel series titled Escaped!


*
The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest operational[1] pipe organ in the world, located within a spacious 7-story court at Macy's Center City (formerly Wanamaker's department store). The largest organ is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ (which is barely functional). The Wanamaker organ is played twice a day, Monday through Saturday, and more frequently during the Christmas season. The organ is also featured at several special concerts held throughout the year, including events featuring the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass Ensemble.


http://www.wanamakerorgan.com/index.php

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ass -In Two Parts: Terry Rauf the American Anus!

Imam Pastor Terry Rauf -The Perfect Ass! An Autre Ass !

Don't be deceived because people know what a matzo ball is and you can check into fancy hotels now. Ostracizing the outsider because he's different and someone who belongs to his faith once did a bad thing can still work against Jews, too.
Neil Steinberg!

I shot Kean Coffee through my nose when I read Chicago Sun Times practiced hypocrite Neil Steinberg prosing about breaking bread with autre people - when, in fact, Neil dined with me and autre South Side helots with buon gusto and in no time at all called his lunch mates racists and anti-semite Aryan Nation goons on the pages of the Sun Times. Neil was JOKING!

I remembered what my sainted Pappy always told me -"Goof, an ass always has two parts." Hypocrites have two faces - the one they pose to you and the one they tell everyone else what they really think of you. Neil Steinberg believes that everyone in the 19th Ward is racist and candidate for the Aryan Brotherhood, but would not put him off of his lunch on another man's dime - of course.

Thus, in all matters where hypocrisy must out - politics, religion and journalism - the Ass dominates - face front; both ways.

Consider Re. Terry Jones and Imam Rauf - what being an ASS is all about.

Pat Quinn Can Win! Joins Hundreds of Middle Class Voters on the South Side to Support John O'Sullivan


GOP Governor candidate Bill Brady had better keep his eyes on the rear-view mirror, because Pat Quinn campaigns like a Sligo Man with a shovel - he don't quit and he's all business. Mexicans, Poles, Serbs, Croatians,Irish and African Americans swelled the halls and surrounded the Governor whom he greeted and named like he had just gotten off the Kedzie bus with them.

I worked the door and had a sideline view of a great political event.

Last night at Merrionette Park's Bourbon Street fundraiser for Worth Township Democratic Committeeman John O'Sullivan, Governor Pat Quinn, Forrest Claypool, Commissioner John Daley, Ald. Toni Preckwinkel, Treasuer Jim Houlihan, State Senator Ed Maloney, Father George Clements, Father Tom McCarthy, Evergreen Park Mayor Jim Sexton,Heavyweight Champion Ernie Terrell and hundreds of skilled trades union leaders and members extolled the virtues of the American Middle Class - Faith, Family and Service.

Governor Pat Quinn was magnificent! He cited the service of the hundreds of young women and men from the south side and suburbs who have sacrificed themselves in defence of our country and reminded all of us that service to others is the key to good living. Quinn seemed to look right at Rich Doyle, Vietnam veteran and Grand Knight of Father Perez Council KC. Quinn was magical.

The hundreds of neighbors packing the halls ( Three were used in the massive Bourbon Street facility on 115th Street) responded loudly. These are people motivated to ring door bells and talk up Pat Quinn.

A very savvy North Side guest remarked - "Signs and money never win an election -motivated people do that and look at this place!"

This was more of a celebration of virtue than Glenn Beck could dream of and the pure definition of American political life.

About John O'Sullivan from 19th Ward Blog

Grew up in St. Cajetan parish.
Lives in Oak Lawn now.
Has a wife and children
Is the newly elected democratic committeeman of Worth township.
Works for Cook County
Has been cleared of charges that he engaged in political activities while on county time.
Was appointed to serve the remainder of Kevin Joyce's term.
Will serve without pay.
Is supporting the election of Bill Cunningham
By all accounts "Johnny O" seems to be a good guy. He wanted the job so that he could claim he did it and I guess it gives him added credibility as committeeman.

Leo Lions Defeat De LaSalle 27-26!


Leo comes back to upset Meteors

Lawrence Huff scored on a fumble return and recorded an interception at the Leo two-yard line with 40 seconds to play as the Lions stormed back from a 20-point, third-quarter deficit to stun No. 24 De LaSalle 27-26 Thursday night at Gately Stadium.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Castro - Cuban Model Doesn't Work . . .Really?


Jefe! Honor Bright? On the Level? Que Hombre!

HAVANA – Fidel Castro told a visiting American journalist that Cuba's communist economic model doesn't work, a rare comment on domestic affairs from a man who has conspicuously steered clear of local issues since stepping down four years ago.

The fact that things are not working efficiently on this cash-strapped Caribbean island is hardly news. Fidel's brother Raul, the country's president, has said the same thing repeatedly. But the blunt assessment by the father of Cuba's 1959 revolution is sure to raise eyebrows.


Why, I think she is delightful! Kind of a Caribe Meredith Baxter Birney . . .well, maybe not as butch.

Hot Livers and Cold Purses - Chicago's Daley Dynasty Wake


Lord Bardolph. My lord, do you see these meteors? do you behold
these exhalations? Henry V. I do.
Lord Bardolph. What think you they portend?
Henry V. Hot livers and cold purses.
History of Henry IV, Part I;Act II, Scene 4 ll. 1303-1308

In Shakespeare's History Play about dynastic succession, Henry IV, Part I, the young Prince Hal is a King in waiting - a young man who hides his genius and talent for governance among louts, losers and layabouts, until the time is ripe to do his country's service. God willing there is a Prince Hal to follow Chicago's Richard II.

Not having gone to De La Salle Institute( The Mighty Meteors) Home to Most of Chicago’s Mayors, Prince Hal offered -

“Hot Livers and Cold Purses.” That, Boys and Girls, signals what awaits the next – Chicago Mayor – Drunkenness ( with Power, Vanity, or Virtue?) and Poverty. Whoever emerges an invisible budget awaits.

The candidate who steps up must either be an Iron Man or a Victim – a willing one on both scores.

There is a parade of pretenders to the power. Let us hope that one emerges who has at least climbed the gradus (the steps) of public service. Experience and a record of service must be the touchstones.

The Sun Times offers this early poll of candidates -

If the election to replace Mayor Daley were held today, who would you vote for?
Ald. Tom Allen (38th)
17% 1981 votes
Ald. Edward Burke (14th)
19% 2244 votes
Ald. Walter Burnett (27th)
2% 252 votes
City Colleges Board Chairman Gery Chico
0% 36 votes
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
3% 416 votes
City Clerk Miguel Del Valle
10% 1150 votes
Rep. Danny Davis (D-Chicago)
0% 36 votes
Presidential Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel
2% 302 votes
Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)
4% 532 votes
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
0% 45 votes
Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th)
0% 6 votes
Ex-City Inspector General David Hoffman
9% 1043 votes
Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan
5% 647 votes
City Schools Chief Ron Huberman
0% 27 votes
Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th)
0% 22 votes
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.)
0% 48 votes
Attorney General Lisa Madigan
3% 340 votes
State Sen. Rev. James Meeks
0% 39 votes
Former Ald. Terry Peterson
0% 27 votes
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)
0% 44 votes
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd)
0% 29 votes
Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)
15% 1771 votes
Ald. Scott Waugespack (32nd)
2% 266 votes


Total Votes: 11303



It will be either an Iron Man or an Idiot.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Lookee Here! Crown Heights Al Sharpton's Larder Near Empty


Here's a shocker - Rev. Al Sharpton who came to Chicago and appointed Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Baby Girl as his director the National Action Network - NAN is almost broke.

Sharpton and NAN's board of directors put up "over seven figures" to begin paying down tax arrears, she said.

"By the end of the calendar year 2010, there will be no tax liabilities as per our agreement in '08 with tax authorities," the spokeswoman added.

Meanwhile, the audit found that NAN was a defendant in five lawsuits:

* Alpha International Travel accused the group of failing to pay $50,000 in outstanding bills. NAN settled the case.

* The Peabody hotel in Memphis, where NAN held its 2008 convention, accused NAN of stiffing it out of $70,000. NAN is contesting the charges.

* NAN's Arizona chapter is accused of being a deadbeat tenant. The organization is fighting the claim.

As a nonprofit group, NAN is required to file its financial report with the state attorney general's charities bureau as well as the IRS. NAN has requested an extension to file its 2009 report.

Far from closing shop, Sharpton has opened new NAN chapters across the country the past two years.

But such an expansion is a costly mistake, said one insider familiar with the group's finances.

"Sharpton is the face of NAN," the source said. "The strength of his personality and his ability to mobilize people around issues is what makes the NAN work. Adding chapters doesn't add anything."

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/al_net_lo_es_f52rRrLNnBRAZagK0TgvwN#ixzz0yy0WUMb4


Jew baiting and Arson just might not be all that lucrative - filthy, but not lucrative.

Chicago Reader on Daley Heir - "Seductive Rump Rhetoric?"

Princess Letizia of Spain;
Carla Bruni of France; FOTUS courtesy of Detective Shaved


It's all about the Fin d'Aley Chicago today.

I was biting down on my Leo High School cafeteria bologna sandwich today when nearly chewed off the tip of my tongue, while reading this Chicago Reader feature by Whet Moser -

"That's the kind of reductive stump rhetoric that suggests a mayoral run, at least to me."

Oh, reductive stump -not seductive rump rhetoric.

I gotta start buying #250s at Walgreens.



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Jonathan Alter AGAIN Proves He Knows Knothing About Chicago Politics


Jonathan Alter of Newsweek, MSNBC and The Barack Obama Cheerleading Squad, like most Progressives, understands zip, ziltch, nada about politics. I wet my strides reading his idiotic piece on Daley's Sunset. I also, received e-mails from folks in the know who also had mositened their pantaloons. A Smart Chicago Lawyer who also read Alter's nonsense noted -

What a pompous moron!

Alter's mom served on the Sanitary District Board -- three quarters of the population of Cook County did not even know her name.

Emanuel is not a native Chicagoan. He lived on the North Shore in New Trier Township. He had to move to Chicago when he wanted to run for Congress because he did not have the stones to challenge (drum roll) Mark Kirk. After being foisted upon the 5th District, succeeding his former friend Rod Blagojevich, most of his precinct organization from the City Water Department were sent to prison for campaigning on the government's dime.


Next to MSNBC Masterclown Chris Matthews, of course the nebbish Alter seems like Jake Arvey; however, the Lakeview Democrat, like most Hyde Parkers or Lakeshore Progressives would not know how to pull two voters together with two teams of oxen guided by two drovers with a hangover.

Jonathan Knows KNOW-thing. Cliffs Notes are the Progressives library.

Get this Drip's insight into the Daley Fallout ! This clown probably thinks that Bobaks is a pizza.

With Daley’s decision to retire at the end of his term, the path is cleared for Emanuel to resign as chief of staff after the midterms and move his family back to Chicago. It’s not 100 percent certain that he’ll do so, but the odds favor it. Whether he wins or not is a different question. As a native Chicagoan with roots in local politics (my mother was a politician there in the 1970s and ‘80s), I’m excited to watch this one unfold.

The handicapping is already underway, with Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. currently favored by some analysts, mostly because there doesn’t seem to be another prominent African-American candidate to split the large black vote in Chicago. ( who, Bubbie? Jimmy the Two-Headed Boy? Jonny Boy - Jesse Junior is going through the bLago Buzz-saw still playing at the FED. Wake Up, Son!)

But there are a bunch of other candidates who might make a race more complicated. Jim Houlihan, the Cook County Assessor, and Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff, could get in. I’ve known Houlihan for nearly 40 years and he is smart, charming and (important to note, especially in Chicago) totally honest. David Hoffman, a corruption-fighting former inspector general who ran a spirited if unsuccessful campaign for Senate this year, is another possibility. It’s also possible that several local politicians who have said they aren’t interested will change their minds. ( Only Dart has a Base of Support, Junior.)

But Emanuel would be formidable too. He was elected to the House in 2002 with no prior experience in elective office. He had Daley’s support but it was still a bruising campaign that tested Rahm’s ability to translate his experience as a hard-charging White House aide into street-level campaigning. Chicago’s ethnic stew no longer votes exclusively along tribal lines, so his being Jewish isn’t the handicap some critics suggest.
( emphases my own)

There! Now, you have done it Jonathan, I wet my britches! Please . . .there it goes again! Why Lord did you make laughter so kidney challenging?

Oh, Hell No, Son! Rahm-a Lama- Dang- Dong shouts in phones. His 2002 Congressional Bid was Daley asking Skinny Sheahan to help Rahm. Jonathan Alter would not know Skinny Sheahan if Skinny was standing on his chest. The Polish Bushas would make mince-meat of Rahm; let alone a Hall full of Teamsters and Operating Engineers.

Stick to the Sierra Club, Sweetheart.

Here is how things will shake out by February - Terry Peterson will emerge as the Candidate and eventual Mayor.

1. Terry Peterson

2. Tom Dart

3. Doc Walls ( in it because it is an election)

That Jonathan is the final field.

Daley Legacy - Dave Orr is Howling "Policy" - What Drove Daley Down


When Mayor Daley chose policy over politics, after he had secured his power, when he turned to academics outside of public service to call the shots - remember Frank Kruesi*? - Daley's fortunes turned south of north. CTA Policy? There's a head-scratcher. Ron Huberman is a protected species ( BTW, Who is Huberman's real Chinaman?)and generally follows in the wake of every Policy Disaster to a newer and more calamitous disaster - now with Public Schools.

Policy works for the candidate who has no record of service, much less of accomplishment.

Policy begins with an Agenda and the scary thing is who sets that agenda. It is promulgated by some written document - like the one Mike Quigley had drawn up by the University of Chicago when he thought that he might take over County Government - didn't happen.

The Small Schools Policy had less to do with getting fewer kids in the classroom than it did to allow Billy Ayers and Mike Klonsky the opportunity to play urban guerrilla in the classroom - kids are still learning next to nothing.

Policy is what ineffective political wannabees buzz - budget pie-charts, agenda advocacy groups, think tank wizards, political panjandrums ( people with only a tangible touch to political life-usually inherited).

Politics is the means by which government gets things done. Thus - Policy: No Smoking ban and the effect upon bar owners and the tax-base. Fewer or no cigarettes smoked and fewer dollars to the tax-base raised by Policy Wonks.

Moving out of Bridgport allowed Mayor Daley to embrace Policy and divorce himself from political accountability. He was no longer answerable to Gert, Tim, Stosh, Curtis and Jorge - Policy, Folks, Policy.

Politics requires accountability. Obligations to individuals does not allow for a universal answer of Policy in all things.

Policy pours lead paint over common sense.

Politics requires common sense and hard work. The people who can not get two people to to support their run for office depend upon Policy to change voting laws.

Mayor Daley depended upon Policy as political cover and as a sop to the howlers.

The Howlers are unleashed and that, I believe, will be Mayor Daley's Legacy.

We will have policy aplenty, God Help Us!

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.



Policy, Dave, was once a euphemism for gambling . . .Oh, it still is . . .and a very bad gamble at that.

*Frank Kruesi is the former President of the Chicago Transit Authority. He resigned in April 2007 after serving 9½ years[1]. He is now an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy[2]. Prior to his time at CTA, he was the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation[3].

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Lawman John Flood -The Context of Police Lawsuit Lawyers - Loevy and Loevy


Suing the Police, particularly here in Chicago, is an industry that connects radical leftist academics, lawyers, thugs, gutless politicians, taxpayers and the media. The Chicago Thug Comfort Zone is in no small way due to this industry.

The Jon Burge Midnight Crew was created by G. Flint Taylor and the media.

Every career criminal has an opportunity for wealth ( less 30%)by bringing suit against police officers and City and County government. The Media have its collective head in the sand and never will connect the dots for the public in this matter. They will only howl out phony outrage against police officers under charge and wring milky hands when savages kill.


A Lawman and Labor Leader, John Flood is the source every citizen needs to turn to in order to understand the context that forms this vicious and hypocritical industry that usurps Police Chain of Command and has destroyed public confidence in law enforcement.

John Flood formed the first genuine and effective Police Union since Boston broke the Police Union in 1919. Mr. Flood employed Arthur Loevy, a powerful member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and witnessed the methods and motives that are the core of the Police Lawsuit Industry. I will defer to Mr. Flood in matters concerning this Industry and wish to pint to his authority.

Mr. Loevy and son Jon were starting their firm – Loevy & Loevy. Son Jon was suing a Chicago Police officer and Solomon Smith was coaching Loevy Sr as to how police officers react and think as it related to the strategy of the initial Loevy inspired suit. Smith had touted behind my back and against my directives, in his position as a CCPA staff member legal actions against the Village of Oak Lawn PD Chief of Police Jim Houk and one of his commanders Terry Voderer with Officer Marty McGrath a CCPA representative within that Department point man to the cause. Stutzman and Dwyer agreeing of the actions and briefing McGorcle of Burbank P D.

The show was on. The Chicago Police Department suit and the suit one might consider calling the legal extortion of the Village of Oak Lawn, Illinois. In that municipality Marty McGrath, Solomon Smith and Arthur R Loevy engineered a legal maneuver that represented Oak Lawn Patrolman Carlos Panthera who was not well thought of in that Department for his braggadocio of having been a member of street gangs.

Oak Lawn Village administration settled the Loevy & Loevy suit against the strong disagreement wishes of Chief Houk and Commander Voderer because it would cause more to defend than to settle. Panthera left Oak Lawn P D.

I opened this remembrance as to a most recent surgery – for surgery played a major role in my leaving my career – my profession – and the union founded.

On March 21st 2009 – 59 years of age -woke up in the morning – blood in urine. That afternoon in Rush Presbyterian North Shore Hospital, Skokie, Illinois.

Bladder cancer – immediate surgery. My doctor - my internist of many years – wonderful man – Arthur R. Loevy’s cousin. The curse of cancer was a life changer – two people immediately notified of the CCPA union staff – Arthur R. Loevy and Solomon Smith – and then – new to the scene elected - CCPA officers William Stutzman, Wheeling P D and Michael Dwyer, Evergreen Park P D. All requested I stay overseeing administration till a transition could be arranged. Out of responsibility to the membership and state of the union – continued on – in a “lame duck” position.

The first of many betrayals began - openly – it was Arthur R Loevy - point man. The man I viewed as my closest friend, my professor, advisor of over thirty one years and “THE CREW” - as I was to become to call them - was quickly aligning under Loevy behind the back coordination and surreptitious leadership.

Arthur R Loevy was far smarter than the whole crew combined. He did not lack for intelligence and political acumen. Both are his forte. Personal courage is not.
He was aware that I was becoming cognizant of untoward matters involving him. Nine days after cancer surgery – recovering - Arthur Loevy phoned my home and in his almost laughingly rhetorical way – his deliverance of words – his weapons of ability – tried to convince me that I did not have bladder cancer. His conduct – his presentation – most difficult to fathom – to believe occurring. He was to write it off, later as playful –joking, kidding banter.

He continued behind my back political treachery and betrayal of trust. Such betrayal is not easily recognizable – especially when orchestrated by a man of Loevy’s political union savvy.

January 30th 2000. Hit once again. Bladder cancer. Second surgical go round. Doctor, overseeing care – Arthur R. Loevy’s cousin. Announce to all elected CCPA union officers and staff that retirement will be of necessity – but commitments will be met.

Commitments and my word I have lived by all of life and know of no man – none – from youth, through military and police career – the entire journey - who can challenge that statement – true of my mind.

If one does not have their word – then one has little. One’s character is wanting. Lost, maybe never possessed. One might achieve wealth and title – but one’s word means more than all.

It is a class – one’s word -and if you don’t have it – no matter what else you have – doesn’t make much of a difference. If you have it you don’t need much of anything else.

Arthur R Loevy - who does not have it - was dismissed – March 6th 2000.

Fired - from my staff. Personal meeting of him and I.

I was mad as hell at that difficult meeting. Mad enough to want to hit him for his untoward conduct, betrayal of trust and deceit- but told him if I did it would be as striking a woman – for anything physical or situations that would place him in harm’s way - was to be left to others. As mentioned - courage not his forte. Words – the convolution of words - for the pen is mightier than the sword- and he well knows that – the wielding of words alone – to serve whatever of his purposes - definitely is his forte.

They the Loevy & Loevy Firm continue to be on the attack – ambulance chasers of a different form. They are the police chaser firm with a few FBI agents of note thrown in. Too this very day at the Chicago, Illinois Kluczynski federal building and other venues outside Illinois and spreading nationally as the specious legal maneuvers are sought with highly played advertisements and staged press conferences.

May I add that all the major politicians of Chicago and Illinois know Arthur Loevy from his personal union career and involvement with the Chicago Federation of Labor – but most of all for his participation with the Combined Counties Police Association as my consigliore for want of a better term? He lived many years under my imprimatur – but he was kept well in line. He only felt safe to attack- form a cabal with William Stutzman, Wheeling P D, Mike Dwyer Evergreen Park P D Solomon Smith, Maywood P D, and Marty McGrath Oak Lawn PD when I was well weakened with cancer.

He surmised and “THE CREW “did to – that my possible death was imminent.

Now knowing what I had come to know as to his quick to leave the International Secretary position with UNITE, formerly the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America , and his son initiating law suits against police officers I was totally disgusted and wracked with a sense of stupidity as to how I could be fooled so long.

The law firm of Loevy & Loevy was underway – but his dealing with “THE CREW” to control the affairs of a then still major, well known police union as I attempted to leave my career was also well underway.

A coup d’etat of power was well formed underhandedly. Loevy was the brain. Wanted the power therein and "THE CREW" were his foils. “THE CREW” served his purposes and he served theirs. A mutual seduction of “THE CREW” and the law degreed Mr. Loevy, so to speak.

Few can plot, twist, remake reality, conjure untoward possibilities, misrepresent fact, distort and outright lie as attorneys.A lifelong evaluation. Most in the law enforcement profession are well aware that members of the bar and the ethics they profess are fallacious at best. The financial moguls and the legal practitioners along with the politicians they align themselves with and many of whom they outright buy – control the power structure of the nation. The good of anyone- the people per se - is secondary to the self serving power control. They can even debate over what the word “is” is ala William Jefferson Clinton – a liar of enormous historic proportions – true to his Juris Doctorate.

So for the moment now - I retreat from the continuance of this sad tale of police -lawyer chicanery.

For I tire- body seeking rest, following doctors orders. For my body to rise up and get the ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISECTOMY WITH FUSION addressed to a wellness state. To sully forth as best a man of seventy one years can do - and heal.

Operations take their toll and I have seen more major ones than most. Thirteen major medical shots of memory and the periphery needles and numerous tests, therapy and ongoing checkups.

So this most factual remembrance will commence again. But at a future time.


John Flood does great service to the public as a resource.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Jan Schakowsky's Long and Torrid Blago Love!


Can you blame Jan? Every Girl Crazy 'Bout A Sharp Dressed Man!

That TRIBUNE photo captures the essence of Blagoof!

Between 2000 and 2006, Schakowsky’s congressional campaign contributed $28,000 to Friends of Blagojevich. When Blagojevich launched his first campaign for governor in 2001, the Chicago Tribune reported that he “was introduced to the crowd by liberal North Side and North Shore U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who called him a ‘political ally.’” (“Blagojevich candidacy starts with home base,” August 13, 2001)

When Blagojevich ran for re-election in 2006, Schakowsky endorsed him over his primary opponent despite an ongoing federal investigation into alleged corruption.

According to Illinois news reports, Schakowsky spent the summer months of 2008 raising money for a Blagojevich re-election bid in an effort to secure an appointment to then-Senator Obama’s seat.

In April 2008, Schakowsky told the Sun-Times that she and Blagojevich “have a working relationship, and we have a long-standing friendship.” In the weeks leading up to Blagojevich’s arrest for attempting to sell Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat, Schakowsky confirmed that she spoke with the governor about the appointment and was under consideration.

Schakowsky’s Convicted Felon Husband and Rod Blagojevich

From 2001-2002, Friends of Blagojevich paid more than $541,000 to a political consulting firm run by Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, according to state records. The firm, Strategic Consulting Group, reportedly provided “consulting,” “field consulting” and “predictive dialer” services to the Blagojevich campaign.

During the same election cycle, Creamer and his firm were linked to fraudulent voter activities in the Illinois’ 17th Congressional District – and a slush fund he helped create called the “17th District Victory Fund” was later fined by the Federal Election Commission.

In 2004, Creamer was indicted on 16 counts of bank fraud and 18 counts of tax fraud after failing to pay more than $300,000 in income taxes and pulling a $1 million overdraft in a check kiting scheme. In 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to two felonies, bank fraud and failure to pay federal taxes. In 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months home confinement.

Chicago' Rainbow Beach - Once an Urban Spa, Now a Shooting Gallery



Four shot near Rainbow Beach on South Side
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September 5, 2010
Sun-Times Media Wire
Four people were shot Saturday night while attending a barbecue in a park near Rainbow Beach on the South Side.

About 9:20 p.m., the victims were at a barbecue in a park in the 2900 block of East 77th Street when three gunmen approached and begin firing, police said.

A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back and was taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. A 39-year-old man was shot in the right side and taken in “stable” condition to Stroger.

A 34-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and taken in “stable” condition to Stroger. A 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm and was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

No one is in custody.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating


Mid to late 1960's South Side Chicago:

The 79th Street eastbound bus to Jeffery once ferried pale wiry Irish kids laden with blankets, transistor radios and brown paper bags of Velveeta and bologna sandwiches. At 79th & Wood Streets scores of teenagers would board the CTA green limousines for the Urban jostle to the end-of-the-line and a walk of several hundred yards to Rainbow Beach. I used to take the less traveled 75th Street bus, with Terry Smith, Al McFarland, Jimmy Shea, Larry Fiscelli and his Italian cousins and pals from St. Mary of Mount Carmel and Justin Martyr parishes from north of the tracks, Joe Prizzi, Tony DiPolito, and the Angone brothers to South Shore Drive, passing the Synagogues and great corner stores on Yates and Jeffery. As we got older and way cooler, a trip to Astro Lounge on 79th Street might add a couple of cans of Drewrys to our loads.

Take on The Mountie!

The South Shore landmarks for both the 75th Street and the 79th Street approaches were

THUNDERBIRD MOTEL – 75TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE
PEACH TREE RESTAURANT – 79TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE
7000 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE HOTEL
THE SOUTH SHORE RAIL TRACKS


Italo-Hibernian harmony solidified as the bus would cross the racial DMZ at Halsted and the black neighborhoods would dominate our concerns for a race-heated confrontation on the bus that almost never was realized. More Italians, would get on the bus at Grand Crossing on 75th and finally Jewish kids closer to the Lake. In the late 1960's Jewish kids going to Hirsch or South Shore, or Hyde Park tended to dress in the manner similar to the Italian kids from around 69th & Ashland - Greaser Habiliments - black, grey and fawn colored Dago Knit, skin tight black Levis, Rat Stabber ( pointed toes) Stacey Adams shoes and boots and girls in alluringly slutty tight-fitting tops and shorts with cotton-candy Big Hair. We Micks tended to affect the more staid looks of Big Ten Athletes and Jane College sweethearts - Princetons (just barely enough hair to make part), Flat Top or Buzz cuts on boys and Mary Tyler Moore flips for the young Deirdre's and Molly O'Malleys.

Rainbow Beach was a Rainbow of skin tones ( olive, black, tan, ruddy and bone white) and yes there were African American teenagers and families enjoying the Sun and Sand without incident or violence. I remember meeting a bunch of Jewish Kids who attended South Shore and we camped with them on the sand, on a tight patch not dominated by dead Alewives. We crowded together to share the Lord's blessings of the day, in the hope of coaxing a make-out session with a beauty out of Walter Scott's Ivanhoe a Rainbow Beach Rebecca to our 79th & 69th Street Templar Knights -Brian de Bois-Guilbert- what lives by the tracks.

Alewives were a Lake Michigan herring-like fish that turned into Fish-Jerky and stunk up the beach. Seagulls -flying rats were everywhere and Stuka'd more than few french fries from the chubby mitts of toddlers and teens. The huge pavilion served burgers and fries and sun tan lotion - we Irish used Quaker State, as an Irish Tan usually went from Nuclear Pond Scarlet to bubbly crisp brown scabs, followed by weeks of pealing dry epidermis layers and then a return to the full alabaster.

The Jewish kids were great and funny and hip. The Italian kids were very hip and we Irish we about as hip as a Mitch Miller album. Naivete suited us Harps like a Carrol's Red Hanger wardrobe. Beverly Irish dressed better - Lyttons, Baskins & etc. North of 87th Street Irish were more blue collar wallet sizes and we decked out from the Red Hanger at 63rd & Kedzie. We, also, listened to WVON - "You're Standing TALL with the Butter Ball!" WVON - the Voice of Negro - because the tunes were better. No Beach Boys, thank you. JJ Jackson, Sly Stone, Wilson Picket, Soul Survivors, Four Tops and Watts 103rd Street Rythm Band - Do Your Thang!

One Jewish girl who had redder hair than Maureen O'Hara said, to her friend over the blanket, indicating the Goyim Golums sharing the spot -ikh hob moyre which I think meant - "These Guineas and Potato eaters are creepy" - was reassured by by the Pepsodent smile of Tony DiPolito, who looked like James Darren, "We don't even go to church much . . . they do," indicating Smith, McFarland, Shea and Hickey. Ecumenism and WVON! Dipolito eventually coaxed the Redhead into a stroll to grassy park just east of the beach. He took a later bus home to 71st Street.

Rainbow Beach was a wonderful place. In our Post Racial America it is another shooting gallery.

God help us.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Planned Parenthood's Man of the Year - The Late James " Discovery Channel" Lee?



“Saving the Planet means saving what's left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies!” James Lee 2010

"The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Margaret Sanger's December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976.

As an advocate of birth control I wish ... to point out that the unbalance between the birth rate of the 'unfit' and the 'fit,' admittedly the greatest present menace to civilization, can never be rectified by the inauguration of a cradle competition between these two classes. In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation....
On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.
Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.

"The campaign for birth control is not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical with the final aims of eugenics."
Margaret Sanger. "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda." Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5.

"Our failure to segregate morons who are increasing and multiplying ... demonstrates our foolhardy and extravagant sentimentalism ... [Philanthropists] encourage the healthier and more normal sections of the world to shoulder the burden of unthinking and indiscriminate fecundity of others; which brings with it, as I think the reader must agree, a dead weight of human waste. Instead of decreasing and aiming to eliminate the stocks that are most detrimental to the future of the race and the world, it tends to render them to a menacing degree dominant ... We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all."
Margaret Sanger. The Pivot of Civilization, 1922. Chapter on "The Cruelty of Charity," pages 116, 122, and 189. Swarthmore College Library edition.

"The undeniably feeble-minded should, indeed, not only be discouraged but prevented from propagating their kind."
Margaret Sanger, quoted in Charles Valenza. "Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?" Family Planning Perspectives, January-February 1985, page 44.

"The third group [of society] are those irresponsible and reckless ones having little regard for the consequences of their acts, or whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. Many of this group are diseased, feeble-minded, and are of the pauper element dependent upon the normal and fit members of society for their support. There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped."
Margaret Sanger. Speech quoted in Birth Control: What It Is, How It Works, What It Will Do. The Proceedings of the First American Birth Control Conference. Held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, November 11-12, 1921. Published by the Birth Control Review, Gothic Press, pages 172 and 174.

"The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in the social order..."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children..."
Margaret Sanger (editor). The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.

"Give dysgenic groups [people with 'bad genes'] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization."
Margaret Sanger, April 1932 Birth Control Review.

"As we celebrate the 100th birthday of Margaret Sanger, our outrageous and our courageous leader, we will probably find a number of areas in which we may find more about Margaret Sanger than we thought we wanted to know..."
Faye Wattleton, Past-president of Planned Parenthood

Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, proposed the American Baby Code that states, "No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child… without a permit for parenthood".

Celebrate Real American Labor and Ignore Class Warfare Rhetoric of the Hypocrites Playing at Union


The labor movement doesn't have much to celebrate this Labor Day. Congress first established the national holiday in 1894 at unions' behest. Since then, the American labor movement's fortunes rose to their zenith in 1956, when more than three-in-10 workers were union members, only to decline each year after. Today, only 12 percent of workers hold union cards. And if you discount union members who are public employees, barely 7 percent of private-sector workers are union members.

So why has labor unions' membership declined so far in the last 54 years? Some of it has to do with the changing work trends in the United States. We've moved from large-scale industry to service and white-collar jobs, from big employers to small business, and from lifetime tenure to job insecurity and frequent career changes -- all of which makes union organizing more difficult. But the biggest problem for unions has been their own leadership, which has grown increasingly out of touch with the very people those unions hope to represent. - Linda Chavez



I wrote this in 2007 -

This Labor Day - try and rememember that thousands of people struggled and many died for the right to form Unions. These Unions of skilled trades and industrial workers moved America's poor in to the great middle class that created the standard of living enjoyed by no other Nation in History.

Let's not be fooled by the enemies of that standard of living on the political radical Right or the Left. 'Redistribution of Wealth' strategies are the latest phoney labor Ponzi scams - stay true to genuine Labor Unions. Real Labor gives people the skills to move to the next economic level and engages in collective bargaining to protect workers rights, health and welfare and above all safety on the job. Labor is not merely a lobbying tool for slick politcal agendas.


Most of all let's remember the people who stood on the picket lines and suffered the lock-outs to make the American Dream come true.

God Bless the Working Woman and Man! Honor Labor!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Eugene "Spud" Moriarty - Chicago Mount Carmel Man at Yale 1967


The Prep Bowl was started in 1934 by then-Chicago Mayor Edward Kelly as a fundraiser to help needy kids around Thanksgiving time. As it has always been, the champions of the Chicago Public and Chicago Catholic High School Football Leagues collide at Soldier Field on the Friday after Thanksgiving. At one time, this event attracted 125,000 fans, making it the most well-attended event in amateur sports history, even surpassing today's big-college stadium records.


The Kelly Bowl later became the Prep Bowl and The Caravan of Mount Carmel won the title a record 13 times. The 1967 Championship Game at storied Soldier Field yielded a score of Mount Carmel 37 over DUNBAR 0. That game sealed the deal for Eugene "Spud" Moriarty of St. Walter's Parish. Spud was a talented tackle who played both ways all season for the Caravan and excelled in English with both Father Bob Lee and Father Gavin Quinn, O.Carm.

His test scores were as solid as his biceps and soul as pure as Canfields Ginger Ale. He was an exacting scholar who raised questions out of a genuine and pure empirical sense and became loudly annoyed, when his questions posed were deflected, or, worse, neglected.

Spud went to Yale University on a full ride. Spud leaped from Carmel Brown to Ely Blue! He could not wait for fall term.

Upon arrival at his freshman dorm, he was greeted with a cold nod, by seventh generation Yale Man - C. Dexter Vander-Swell of Fremont-Stokes, East Egg Long Island, New York.

Spud shrugged and smiled broadly

Spud: “Where are you from?”
Yale scion: “I come from a place where we do not end our sentences with prepositions.”
Spud: “Okay – where are you from, jagoff?”

Four Years later, C. Dexter went to Columbia Law.

At the end of September 1967, Spud quit Yale, joined the Army and went to Vietnam, came home, went to DePaul and Loyola Law on the G.I.Bill, went to work for Justice Department and indicted and convicted Vanderswell for running a Ponzi Scheme in 1983. The rest is history.

It's possible.

Australian Imam Calls for The Noggin of Dutchman!


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A well-known Australian Muslim cleric has called for the beheading of Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, a newspaper said on Friday.

Wilders' Freedom Party scored the biggest gains in June 9 polls and is currently negotiating to form a new minority government with the Liberals and Christian Democrats. Polls show Wilders would win a new election if one were called now.


Imam Feiz " Bluey" Muhammad -

Mates! I'm Ishoo'in a Fat-Wah for this 'ere Wanker what's good for in Oz and O.S. on this Ocker bloke! That's Huge on this Beauty! London to a brick I want this Wanker's Old Fella nailed to the shithouse door, Mates! This Dutchie Whacka insulted Our Prophut, like he was a Brasser. So, this Dag thinks he can skitter? Not by half, he won't!

I want this Blowie's noggin kicked around like it was the dead last drained dry Tinner on Banana Bender's Holiday in BrizVegas! S'traila Fuh Ever, Amen! Too Bloody Right, I am!

That's all! Time fer me Coldie and Tucker Bag!

Watch Leo High School President Dan McGrath -Tonight, on Week in Review with Joel Weisman WTTW at 7PM


Leo High School President for Institutional Advancement and Sports Journalism Icon Daniel B. McGrath joins Joel Weisman and the WTTW panel for an in-depth discussion of Chicago's week in the news.

Dan McGrath is President for Institutional Advancement and is charged with strategic and financial initiatives to bring robust and sustained support for Leo High School through the Leo Alumni, Chicago's philanthropic community, within the Catholic traditions and values of the Chicago Archdiocese. Mr. McGrath also is respected and thoughtful member of Chicago's journalism tradition and one of the best prose craftsmen in America. An adjunct professor of journalism at Loyola University, Dan McGrath brings his experience and insights to the students of Leo High School.

Join Joel Weisman, Dan McGrath and the panel for lively round table of opinion on the Week in Review.

WTTW -Channel 11 at 7:00 PM.

Today, Leo High School is graced by a visit from Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry, Vicariate VI of the Chicago Archdiocese.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

MacArthur Foundation Funded Carney Directs Chicago Gang Summit



David Kennedy* -- the New York professor behind a nearly 15-year-old law enforcement strategy of warning gang leaders to put their guns down or else -- said he expects Chicago will see a dramatic decrease in killings after launching a pilot program here.

It has been done in about 60 jurisdictions across the country, including Cincinnati, where murders are down about 40 percent since 2007, Kennedy said.

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David Kennedy, a New York professor, expects a large decrease in killings here because of the strategy Chicago is trying against gangs.


"Hey Rube! I'm the Butcher here. . .just kidding! Look . . . The Kitty from the Mac was a Gusher! It's almost to the point in the crime control business that if The Mark [Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis] were not to do it, it would be borderline irresponsible, every Splinter Head besides me would be on this Hammer-Squash (Weis and Daley) MacArtie Gaffed the Job! " Kennedy said.

"What we would like to see, after this Bally bone-rush in Chicago is what we've seen everywhere else where it's done well, which is a very large and sustained crime reduction, - the Key to Midway Rubes!" he said.

Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Flash Carry Amusements and Novelties ( Tilta-Whirl and Zipper) is an adviser for the Chicago program along with two former Chicagoans, Andrew Papachristos, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, and Tracey Meares, deputy dean of the Yale Law School. The MacArthur Foundation is funding it.
apologies to the always with it Frank Main - No Greenie, He.

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_'carny'_slang

Urbane Violence - Not Always Organized - My Studs Terkel-ing of Chicago's Gang Meet 'N Greet!


Gee, and people are laughing at a MacArthur Foundation Gang Giveaway Initiative?

Studs Terkel the late Progressive gasbag who made money off of other people's thoughts might do something like this with Frank Main *- the hack police beater for The Sun Times -taking the words of our compelling Urban Translators and Pulp Diction Mayor -

“They said, ‘Stop the violence or we’ll lock you all up,’ ” said Barbee, an Unknown Vice Lords member on parole for a drug conviction.

“They can’t hold me accountable for something other people do,” Barbee said, echoing what Labar “Bro Man” Spann
. . . Share it, Barbee! Be your own Truth!

Reginald Akkeem Berry, who described himself as a former Four Corner Hustlers leader, also blasted the strategy, saying the city would be better off bringing jobs to his neighborhood.

“I will pick a shovel up. I will lay that asphalt down,” said Berry, who was wearing a T-shirt with an SOS logo for his organization, Save Our Sons, which Barbee also was wearing.
To The Tune of John Henry Lay that Shovelful of Asphalt! I can hear Win Stuckey and Pete Seeger Now!
. . .

Wallace Bradley, a former Gangster Disciples enforcer who is now a community activist, said one major problem with the strategy is that gang leaders can’t necessarily control the violence in their neighborhoods.

“Violence in our community is not always organized,” he said. “It’s spontaneous.”
. . . As sponatneous as nickels on a court room floor! Haiku! Gesundheit! Comes out loose.

Not to be out done by our City's Urban Translator - thanks to Peoples Law Office and other Lawsuit Lotto Lawyers Hizoner the Original G!

Daley was asked to respond to the rare news conference held by gang members.

“Unfortunately, everybody complains about the police. Everybody does. Because they’re called on 911 call. Your son got killed. Your son is shot. They visit your home. Something has happened. Domestic violence,” the mayor said at an unrelated news conference at Blackhawk Park, 2318 N. Lavergne.

“Everybody complains about the police. But again, it’s America. You can complain about anything.”

Asked if the Columbus Park news conference should have been covered by the media, Daley added, “That’s your right.” . . . Yes indeed. 'I'm Enery De Ate I Yam! Enery De Ate I Yam I Yam!'


“Violence in our community is not always organized,” he said. “It’s spontaneous.” If you are enjoying Chicago's Ganga Violence and this gang Meet N' Greet that the idiots in the Mayor's Office passed on as a great idea, be sure to Thank the Medill School of Journalism, Peoples Law Office the MacArthur Center for Justice at Northwestern University and especially the deep thinkers and deeper pockets at the MacArthur Foundation - they will not give a dime to inner city Catholic Schools helping black and Hispanic kids, but they will give millions to destory American Life!
Drop them a note at

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Office of Grants Management
140 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603-5285

Phone: (312) 726-8000
Fax: (312) 920-6258
TDD: (312) 920-6285
E-mail: 4answers@macfound.org
www.macfound.org


Spontaneous as Hell!

*
David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is an adviser for the Chicago program along with two former Chicagoans, Andrew Papachristos, a professor at the University of Massachusetts, and Tracey Meares, deputy dean of the Yale Law School. The MacArthur Foundation is funding it.

Congressman Danny Davis' Bread and Circuses . . .er Services! Follow the Money Newshounds



Illinois was ravaged by floods from July until August this year. My basement floods every time an Alderman weeps. Not too bad, shop vac out the gallons - dehumidify - fight the mold! However, six blocks west of me and four blocks north of me, neighbors on Troy, Spaulding, and other north and south streets between 111th & 103rd had their finished basements ruined.

Four Guys Flood Protection, ServiceMagic Lords of the Rings, The Dry Guys, Basement Magic and other flood protecting vans flooded the 19th Ward.

All this week, lines of people -suffering people - who may have had flood waters cascade over the window sills of their third and fourth floor windows of their rental units lined up in the broiling heat to get - money on plastic!


Despite questions of the proof residents need to submit in order to receive flood assistance benefits, at least two state leaders say the program is being managed effectively.

"I think it's very difficult in such a short period of time, to put in play and in force the very same requirements that exist for FEMA assistance," said Rep. Danny Davis during the opening of a new Federal Emergency Management Administration disaster relief center in Chicago's Austin neighborhood.

Since Monday, the Illinois Department of Human Services has been offering flood relief assistance through its food stamp program known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It's all meant to help those who experienced flood damage from the torrential rains that swept the area in late July.

The money is deposited on LINK cards for food-related expenses.

"I had to throw out a lot of things. I had to replace a lot of things," said one man waiting in line outside an aid office in Melrose Park.

More than $2.4 million worth of electronic food stamps were handed out on Tuesday, WLS-TV reported, adding that of those who applied, 5,691 households were approved for benefits. Just 58 were denied.

To qualify for the aid, residents must live or work in one of the designated disaster areas and had damage to their home or business, had disaster-related expenses not reimbursed, or had a loss or reduction of income between July 22 through Aug. 20.

No proof of flooding damage is needed.
NO Body! I mean NO body does crocodile tears like Danny Davis . . .except maybe Gator Bradley and G. Flint Taylor.
Danny had both eyebrows batting away on the NBC 5 report by the tough and gentlemanly Christian Farr -click my post title.

Rev. Moon acolyte, Danny Davis opened his FEMA offices! How did word of the giveaway get disseminated? Alderman Emma Mitts knew.

There was no - e-mail blast from my Ward Offices.

Were other Wards shut out of Bonanza?

Media Newshounds! How about a peek under Danny Davis's Tent-of Plenty?

Follow the money? Get on the FEMA-Link Gate?

Who is involved up to their necks in the Danny Davis Plastic Free Money Giveaway?
Follow the Dough - Don'cha Know? Sneedless to say.

Gotta ask, Danny! It's seems as simple as staying in your lane while driving . . .Oh, that was unfortunate.

SEIU's Jan Schakowsky Must Be Scared to Death of Joel Pollak


South side scion and the pride of Morton Grove, John Ruberry - The Marathon Pundit -posted a stunning story about the ACORN/SEIU leash that locks some Democrats - notably Illinois Congress-critter Jan Schakowsky.

Joel Pollak, a sharp and honest young guy, is running to unseat the daffy Schakowsky, most noted for her convicted felon Grassroot opportunist hubby Bob Creamer who operated Camp Obama in 2008, after he spent a few semesters in Terra Haute Federal Prison for check kiting. Jan is also frequent howler on the irrelevant cable Progressive cheer leading MSNBC. Other than that, Jan Schakowsky votes in Congress to eliminate the American middle class.

It appears that Schakowsky called on the Purple Gang of Illinois SEIU to disrupt a Pollak fund raiser -

During the luncheon, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, endorsed Pollak, the GOP candidate for Congress in my district, Illinois' 9th. Ryan, who represents a southeastern Wisconsin district, is the author of the Roadmap for America's Future. Ryan says social security is going bankrupt, and I don't think a single sane person disagrees with him. Too few workers will be funding too many retirees--it's a numbers game. Ryan that workers under 55 be given the opportunity to invest one-third of their social security taxes into personal retirement accounts. The protesters, most of whom are over 55, were waving signs "Hands off My Social Security." Ryan's plan won't effect them, and besides, he wants to strengthen social security.

There were about 50 protesters.

Initially it was believed that MoveOn.org was organizing the rally, but this was a Service Employee International Union operation, I believe. Although with these leftists, it's hard to tell where one group ends and another begins. Which brings me to the picture on the upper left. The man in the blue sport coat is Keith Kelleher, a longtime SEIU organizer. For years he was the head organizer of SEIU Local #880, which was started by the disgraced community organizing group ACORN--the serial voter registration fraudsters. Kelleher once claimed he was "a field organizer, lead organizer and head organizer for ACORN."
Here's what Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), the GOP candidate for the US Senate in Illinois, wrote last fall about this two-headed monster:


SEIU Local 880, which until recently boasted it was founded by ACORN, used an ACORN e-mail address on its Web site and tax filings, was co-located with an ACORN "tax center" and employed the former president of ACORN Illinois, according to official records. Recently, the IRS terminated is relationship with ACORN tax preparation offices.
Local #880 is now SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, Kelleher is still in charge.

Whose "roadmap" would you believe in? Ryan's? Or a gaggle led by a former ACORN organizer?

On the lower left is John Gaudette, who is the organizing director for Citizen Action/Illinois. If he looks familiar, it's because he was the astroturfer shown on Fox News last summer coaching attendees to chant "Health Care Now" at a Jan Schakowsky townhall at near my home at Niles West High School. Robert Creamer, the husband of Pollak's opponent, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, was caught kiting checks while serving as executive director of this organization. He spent five months in prison for fraud and tax evasion for his avionics.

Yikes! Democrats, this is your party.

Gaudette must have liked the way I looked, he took about a dozen pictures of me. I took only two of him. Perhaps he was trying to intimidate me, which isn't easy, although a rattlesnake in Utah succeeded.

I spoke with some of the protesters, who (surprise!) knew nothing about the Roadmap for America's Future, other than Ryan wants to privatize it, which is a colossal distortion.

Once again, Ryan wants to strengthen social security.

What I witnessed this afternoon could be a preview of the Democrats' counterattack against the GOP this fall. Using imaginary assaults on social security to scare voters hasn't worked for them before. But it could be the only thing they can come up with this year. If that's the case, the Dems are in a worse predicament than I thought.

Coming in November: The Great Correction.

Related post: (emphases my own

SEIU goons fail to disrupt Joel Pollak fundraiser


Jan and Bob Creamer must be more than a tad nervous in the service of SEIU. Purple is the new Red.

The more Democrats cling to the Marxists and the goofs, the more Democrats will take other ballots.

Wake up, kids, that coffee is a boiling!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Aborting a Child is the Essence of Domestic Violence, Wendy Pollack, Abortion is Killing a Child, HBO Not-Withstanding


Bill Maher's writer for his HBO Yawn - Real Time, like his boss needs to have his teeth loosened. This should have been performed years ago by their elders and betters, but . . .no time like the present. In attacking Sarah Palin, the Progressive Pussy ( short script for Pusillanimous) - Letterman, Maher, Moore, Olbermann, Matthews and this Mick half-wit, Chris Kelly, abuse a kid - Bristol Palin.

Here is what the Progressive mind finds amusing -

Bristol's mother, Aimee Semple McFacebook, had thrown her support behind Murkowski's opponent, and cited his position on abortion- - really, really against it -- as the reason.

So, here's Alaska's position as of today: Unwed, pregnant teenagers getting abortions? Bad. Unwed pregnant teenagers doing the Cha-cha-cha? Good.

Got it.

The Republicans do have a jobs plan. And it's all babysitters.

But here's the part where I get confused. The pressure group behind Alaska's new parental notification law said it was a good idea because . . .
Side splitting, Jagoff.

Then, to bring it down a just a bit this JO ( onanist) Kelly offers a Planned Parenthood sober reminder - (aside : how did this asshole grow without a daily ass kicking?)


34 states have laws that require parental consent or notice before abortion, and these laws have led to fewer abortions, lower rates of teen pregnancy and more responsible behavior among teenagers.

Huffington Post, for which Kelly scribbles his Abortion hackery, is full court press for Planned Parenthood which owns Illinois Democrats.

Wendy Pollack who writes for Huffington Post as well as lobbies for The Shriver Center - a Planned Parenthood, ACORN, ACLU and SEIU money laundering operation - writes that Teen Pregnancy and Domestic Violence are bad. Only Abortion can Help.

Remember, 34 states have laws that require parental consent or notice before abortion, and these laws have led to fewer abortions, lower rates of teen pregnancy and more responsible behavior among teenagers.

Illinois is one of them and Bill Maher's Chris Kelly is on the case trashing Bristol Palin!

Now, here is Wendy!

Moving forward, the Shriver Center is working with advocates in Illinois and other states to gain traction for this issue. At the federal level, funding has been designated for state programs to support pregnant and parenting students and young women; Illinois is one of several states that applied for this funding and is awaiting a decision from the newly established Office of Adolescent Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also at the federal level, Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act which reflects much of the goals and the language of the original Ensuring Success in School bill as it relates to expectant and parenting youth. In Illinois, the Shriver Center is working with other advocates on next steps for the task force's recommendations and to create a curriculum to train school personnel on how to recognize and respond appropriately to students who are survivors of domestic or sexual violence and students who are parents or expectant parents. With these and other initiatives, these students who are at risk of poor school performance and/or dropping out have a better chance at being able to stay in school, stay safe while in school, and successfully complete their education.


The teenager who aborts her child will not get slapped around by the boy who knocked her up! WIN WIN WENDY! Task force my broad manly ass, Wendy - these are some worms.

Wendy's eyes must be brown!

No Wendy. Abortion is violence. There are no laugh tracts or Bill Maheresque Bass Thumps. Only that Hump finds Bass Thumps riveting.

Wendy Pollack and the Illinois Legislators who backed this legislation and any legislation that leads to a child's death is a violence enabler.

John O'Sullivan's Worth Township Democratic Party - Fundraiser at Bourbon Street Sept. 9th at 7PM




MSNBC - Promotes Pogrom Preacher Al Sharpton



MSNBC is all over Glenn Beck like a cheap-suit. Howver, MSNBC provides the leader of two anti-Jewish Pogroms that killed Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklynn - Crown Heights Al Sharpton. Pastor Hagee has yet to kill a Catholic. Crown Heights Al has the street cred for MSNBC's Rock Solid Hypocrisy!

Al Sharpton is a professional bigot. During his long career the Reverend has incited two anti-Semitic pogroms; the Crown Heights riot and the firebombing of the Jewish-owned Freddy’a Fashion Mart in Harlem. Each of the Sharpton-incited pogroms resulted in deaths, but now for some unknown reason Reverend Al believes he is the caretaker of religious tolerance in the country, as well as the protector of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of peaceful protest.


Sharpton's bigotry and hypocrisy has been front and center recently as on one hand he campaigned for what he saw was the First Amendment rights of Muslims who want to build a Mosque 500 feet from the ground zero footprint, but on the other hand, he bashed Glenn Beck for organizing a religion-themed rally from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Reverend King’s “I have a dream speech.”
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Boycott MSNBC -all they understand is a buck.

MSNBC Chris Matthews - Finished - "Let Me Finish - They are like Swedes!"


Welcome to Hardball*

Is he supposed to have anti-aircraft guns? How‘s a mayor of New York stop the incoming airplanes that hit the World Trade Center? This is “Beau Geste” all over again, fortresses out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by Arabs who don‘t want you there. Anyway, thank you Paul Rieckhoff for joining us, and giving us this insight. We‘re going to come right back with the “Politico‘s” Roger Simon, one of the best columnists around. We‘ll talk about the debate coming up, also the Democrats and their big fight now with the president over the war funding issue, which is coming to a head tonight, as the president has vetoed the bill. It‘s all happening tonight, the big fight between the Democrats and the president over Iraq. We‘ll be right back.

Let me Finish - Is Dick Cheeeney - that's how it's prounnced by Me - Cheeeney - everyone else says CHAIN- Knee - is he a troll ready to bite someone's ankle under the bridge? I think so!

Crispus Attucks was gotten off by John Adams, a real community activist and never once did any one check his card.

Sarah Palin is a nut! She kills me. Don't you think so? Tip O'Neill hired me. I can say the Suscipiat. Tea Party. . . that's not the Boston I know!

These people are wearing guns and demanding Birth Certificates! What's with that?Let me ask you, what does the President need to know that he doesn't know now before he decides on whether to give General McChrystal his requested 40,000 more troops?
If he is born in the USA and 70% of the REPUBLICANS say he is from Witchita, Kenya what does that say?

There is mood in this country that will lynch this President and I don';t me Jane Lynch on Glee either, but CHEEENEY -that's how it's pronounced by the way - was at the TEA Party with Glenn Beck saying that Martin Luther King is all for the Birthers!

Let me finish!

LET Me Finish . . .I'M almost Done! With me, is Joan Walsh of of of . . . Salon . . .that's a place. Maybe. the 1st black President was born there in SALON with Dick CHEEENEY, under a bridge, he's like a troll.


Remember, Boys and girls, if you are healthy and robust be just that and if you play at being really,really, really sick for long enough, you can get really, really sick.

The world we live is no laughing matter; however, MSNBC is an entirely different story.


*Treatment of Munchausen syndrome is often difficult, and there are no standard therapies for the condition. Because people with Munchausen want to be in the sick role, they're often unwilling to seek treatment. However, if approached in a gentle, face-saving way, a person with Munchausen syndrome may agree to be treated by a mental health provider.

Although there are no standard treatments for Munchausen syndrome, treatment often focuses on managing the condition, rather than trying to cure it. Treatment generally includes psychotherapy and behavior counseling. If possible, family therapy also may be suggested.

Medications may be used to treat other mental disorders that are also present, such as depression or anxiety. In severe cases, temporary psychiatric hospitalization may be necessary.