You Bet We're Bitter -- We're also Mad as Hell and Want Change

Apr
13

Bitter Illinoisans for Barack ObamaWow, Barack Obama states something that's plain as day to anyone sufficiently interested in small town America and immediately, he's attacked as being "elitist" by millionaires John McCain AND Hillary Clinton.

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Ethics Reform in Illinois - Not Recall

Apr
09

What in the world is recall going to do when you can still contribute $100k to someone's campaign and then turn around and do business with that person once they're elected?

Recall is nothing but democracy by temper-tantrum. It'll undermine orderly government no matter who is in control.

The Sun-Times has it right:

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For Bush Everything is National Security

Apr
07

Even trade packs with countries like Columbia:

"This agreement will advance America's national security interests in a critical region. It will strengthen a courageous ally in our hemisphere. It will help America's economy and America's workers at a vital time. It deserves bipartisan support from the United States Congress."

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Country in Shambles

Apr
05

Screwed-up war, screwed-up economy - should anyone be surprised?

nytimes.logo_.gifAmericans are more dissatisfied with the country’s direction than at any time since the New York Times/CBS News poll began asking about the subject in the early 1990s, according to the latest poll. [NY Times]

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Tribune Continues Crusade Against Democracy in Illinois

Apr
04

We don't have weekly or monthly elections in Illinois for obvious reasons. In between, our preferred method for getting rid of bad apples, as Larry points out, is through a process called impeachment.

But none of this is good enough for the revolutionaries at the Chicago Tribune. They'd rather have a California-style Recall:

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Reason #5,157 Why John McCain Won't Win

Apr
02

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The oratory would just kill us:

"The most important lesson I learned here was that to sustain my self-respect for a lifetime it would be necessary for me to have the honor of serving something greater than my self-interest..."

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...

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NPR Features Latte-Drinking "Starbucks Democrats"

Mar
31

National Public Radio

First, this has nothing to do with Hillary and everything to do with loaded metaphors. The announcer on NPR's 'All Things Considered' devoted an entire segment to explaining the difference between Hillary and Obama supporters as one of "Dunkin Donuts vs. Starbucks Democrats".

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Welcome to the 'Lost Decade'

Mar
26

Naturally when the Wall Street Journal calls this a 'Lost Decade', they're referring to the stock market:

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Another Missed Opportunity in Telecommuncations

Mar
20

Yet more public bandwidth sold to the Telephone Monopoly:

att_deathstar_100x180.gif All told, Verizon and AT&T amassed 84 percent of total winning bids....

"Appalling," Democrat Jonathan Adelstein called the results.

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Message to George Bush on Iraq: Show Me the Timetable

Mar
16

George Bush declaring victory in Iraq at the National Assembly of Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville:

"I strongly believe the surge is working, and so do the Iraqis."

"And as a return on our success -- in other words, as we get more successful, troops are able to come home.... They're coming home because we're successful."

Great! So where's the timetable for withdrawal?

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