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Bud Billiken Parade 2018

Aug
12

Great time marching and interacting with all the wonderful spectators lining King Dr. Bud Billiken is one of the great annual parades in Chicago - always a great experience.

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Justice Kennedy's Legacy

Jun
29

His legacy? Two words: Citizens United (otherwise known as the return to the Gilded Age of graft and corruption).

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NPR: Trump Is a Liar

Jun
20

We're reached the point where acknowledging that the current occupant of the White House is a liar is becoming standard practice -- at least by our more trustworthy media. Here's a recent segment from NPR: When The White House Can't Be Believed.

ADDENDUM: Following day's list of inaccuracies...

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Famous Last Words

Jun
14

Sun-times headline: “Musk Explains Why He Chose Chicago; Says O’Hare Express Will Be Done in 3 Years" (6/14/2018).

"Done in 3 years"? Famous last words. Psst, public mass transport and private funding/ownership don't mix. Just look up: chicago transit 1947 ...

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With Friends Like These

Jun
10

Krugman, Debacle in Quebec:

Whatever really happened, this was an utter, humiliating debacle. And we all know how Trump responds to humiliation. You really have to wonder what comes next. One thing’s for sure: it won’t be good.

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Paranoia Strikes Deep

Jun
05

Paranoia strikes deep -- especially my own. I mean, I love how they're saying 'BlueWave' and all, but what happens if after the midterms, the money-power retains control of Congress? What happens if only then we are hit with the inevitable catastrophe -- economic, social or whatever? Will we even make it to 2020?

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Forget #BlueWave ...

May
08

Please stop calling it #BlueWave. If you really want to motivate people, start calling it something like #HouseOnFire or #Run4YourLives !

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Juvenile Embarrassment at the U.N.

Dec
22

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley sounded off in probably the most pathetic and juvenile way that I've ever heard:

“We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations, and so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit,” she said.

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