Sunday, April 22, 2018

Seriously Silly Satire on HBO's "Silicon Valley"

Jared: You can be openly polyamorous. And people here will call you brave. You can put micro-doses of LSD in your cereal, and-- and people will call you a pioneer. But the one thing you cannot be is a Christian. Silicon Valley -Episode 4, Season 5
 Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. Jonathan Swift
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On last week's episode of Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's send up of America's tech-culture on HBO, the uber-dweeb CEO of Pied Piper outs a fellow CEO who is openly gay, as a committed Christian - monogamous and church-going.  All sundry at a strategy meeting are shocked and both the outer and the outed stand to be shunned by the devout secularist majority.

  

This is satire worthy of Jonathan Swift -Swift is the guy who argued for the eating of Papist babies in the 17th century.

Jaimie Morrow of the Daily Post writes this
The show exists to call out the real Valley on its hypocrisy. To find the ruthless capitalism that glides beneath the veneer of “making the world a better place,” as when it highlights the dark side of the gig economy or presents tech billionaires powered more by self-aggrandizement and petty spitefulness than by their lofty rhetoric. This episode attempts to puncture the Valley’s much-vaunted commitment to diversity and inclusiveness by highlighting one group that is supposedly not included.

Yes, but later Morrow seems stung by the barbs and tries to salve those broad wounds with this in defence of Valley's ultramontane secularism

While the Valley has plenty of militant atheists, secular humanists and plain old nonbelievers, it doesn’t necessarily follow that Christians are oppressed. I’d certainly be interested to know what former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, VMWare CEO Pat Gelsinger and Electronics Arts co-founder Dave Evans, all prominent Christians, think of the matter.
Uh, huh. and professional law enforcement officers are asked to serve on Rahm Emanuel's police watch-dog inquisitions - COPRA et al. - as opposed to Peoples Gas activists. 

Christians are not approved in our Brave New World of cable, tech, politico-activism and that fact is causing  the great divide in the state of the civil union, once called the land of the free and home of the brave.

Mike Judge has taken a bold step toward bringing people together.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Sun Times in the 19th Ward? Don't Buy It

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The Sun Times has a perfect right to smear a whole neighborhood and I defend its right to do so. 

In the same way, the people who live in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood have a perfect right to ask that the Sun Times no longer be made made available for purchase.

My neighbors do not deserve to be regularly treated to this race-baiting editorial nonsense:

Like a match set to dry tinder, the slur set in motion a chaotic, Wild West-style melee on a sunny Saturday in November. Punches being thrown, bystanders forced to hide under restaurant tables, guns drawn and taunts called out?
That’s a scene that belongs in 19th Century Dodge City, not 21st Century Chicago.

This nonsense followed a fatuous cut-and paste job on Mount Greenwood by Frank Main and Sam Charles as an hors d'oeuvre to the above cited Sunday editorial.  People going to services at Mount Greenwood Community, Mount Greenwood Lutheran,St. Christiana, St. John Fisher, Queen of Martyr churches can pray for strength and a spirit of forgiveness.

After church and over breakfast maybe people can have a neighborly conversation about asking businesses in this neighborhood to stop carrying the Sun Times.

The Sun Times always wants to have a "conversation."


It goes like this , people who live in Mount Greenwood are hateful racists and  should accept any and all behavior - take it and like it and shut up about it. 

Fair enough. Well, in that spirit, sell your papers any where but here.

I pray that gas stations, franchisee-owned convenience stores located in and around the 19th Ward ask that Sun Times stop making delivery, because residents no longer want to read malignant nonsense from the Editors, Neil Steinberg, Mark Brown, Mary Mitchell, Jesse Jackson, Fran Spielman, Michael Sneed and the Watchdogs.

The people of my neighborhood will never, ever get a fair shake from the owners of Sun Times ( ChicagoReader et al) and they never have to this date.  The Chicago Reader called Mount Greenwood the worst neighborhood in Chicago - 'The Upside Down.'

I stopped buying the Sun Times years ago.

Where are our leaders on this?


Sunday, April 01, 2018

Jesus Rolled Back the Stone, but Anti-Semitism Reels Freely


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He is Risen!

My saviour rolled back a huge rock that denied God's promise to all men - "I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage" (Exodus 20.2).

The specific people He bonded with are Semites - Jews.  His covenant was fulfilled from the House and and Family of David, the Root of Jesse, the Seed of Abraham. We Christians believe that, but forget that and we tolerate and often parse the Jew hatred of Muslims, atheists and others.  Jews are targets 2018 years after Jesus rolled back that stone.

PARIS—On April 4 of last year, a 67-year-old Jewish woman in Paris named Sarah Halimi was beaten to death and thrown off the balcony of her third-story apartment in a public housing complex by a neighbor who shouted “Allahu Akbar.” It took 10 months and a public outcry that began with France’s Jewish community, the largest in Europe, before prosecutors officially called the attack an anti-Semitic hate crime. Last Friday, Mireille Knoll, an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor, was stabbed 11 times and set alight by a neighbor and a homeless man. This time, authorities immediately, perhaps even prematurely, called it an anti-Semitic attack. Gérard Collomb, France’s interior minister, said this week that before killing Knoll, one of the two men arrested for the murder had told the other, “She is a Jew, she must have money.”

2018 years after Jesus triumphed over death, sin and despair,  a huge hunk of the earth's population want Jews dead.    In Paris and Berlin the issue of how to get a grip on the thuggish, intellectually and politically sophisticated, right wing and left-wing interpretations of Jew Hate fill pages of the world's newspapers.  The German police call 90% of the attacks on Jews 'right-wing' crimes, even though evidence points to Arab and Turkish immigrants doing the attacks.

Less vicious in America?  Not the rhetoric.

Our spineless, American media makes mild mention of the repulsively racist rhetoric of Louis Farrakhan without drawing a gurgle of outrage from Pussy Hat wearing, marching members of the pan-Resistance, or the gun-hugging Roseanne viewing Deplorables.  The media will not hound Farrakhan, because he gave Obama his first boost and a ground campaign from Fruit of Islam in 2000 against Bobby Rush.  Obama didn't forget and posed happily America's number One Jew Hater in 2005, when Dan Hynes handed the US Senate seat to him.

Obama also was knotted around the political rhetorical genius of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, “Them Jews ain’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter that he’ll talk to me in five years when he’s a lame duck or in eight years when he’s out of office. They will not let him talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is. I said that from the beginning. He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”

I have heard these nuggets from Americans (white, black, Hispanic, educated) people
  • Jews own the news
  • Israel is not the 51st State
  • Free Gaza from Homophobes
  • They bring it on themselves
  • Jews began racism
  • What's the Holocaust?  A Good Start
These same people wept at Schindler's List and cite The Diary of Anne Frank as their favorite book from high school.

My people, the Irish, especially the younger Irish, now seem to exceed the British in their Anti-Zionist Jew-baiting.  The Norman Conquest is over - the Irish are now fully British, thanks to OxFam Marxists and the BBC's ugly step-child RTE. 


Due to a virtual broadcasting monopoly, the way in which RTE treats contentious issues of major social concern, such as terrorism, migrant waves, the resurgence of European anti-Semitism, etc., arguably has a greater impact on the thinking of the Irish Nation than equivalent broadcasting institutions in other countries, such as the United Kingdom’s BBC, that compete with a strong private sector.
RTE’s audience reach extends beyond the Irish Republic, with media saturation in Northern Ireland, and its radio and television channels are viewed quite widely abroad, particularly in the UK mainland.

Just before all of the St. Paddy's Wearing of the green the Irish Seanad (Senate)  passed the most vicious anti-Semitic legislation in Ireland's history.

The Irish and Jewish people share a common history of both suffering cruel persecution, and achieving national redemption against immeasurable odds. But today, modern Ireland is one of Europe’s fiercest critics of Israel. This tension was on display last week as the Irish Senate was considering legislation aimed at criminalizing trade with Israeli settlements.
The legislation, titled “Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill 2018,” would “prohibit the import and sale of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories,” according to Senator Frances Black, the bill’s sponsor.
While the vote on the legislation was eventually postponed, many in Israel saw it as another example of the growing effort in Europe to single out and boycott the Jewish state.
President Trump told Irish that if they boycott Israel, America boycotts them and he is the deplorable one.  Hell, I didn't like Trump, until he became President.
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Jesus rolled back the stone and went to Galilee, where he ended His days on earth with a bunch of Jews.

Jesus wept.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Jeanne Ives Primary Campaign - A Math Problem and The Reckoning



Jeanne Ives and Illinois have Math Problems.  Last night's Primary Election numbers fell short of removing Bruce Rauner from the general election in November.  That was the goal. I am proud to have had a very small part in helping Jeanne Ives.

I predicted a Chris Kennedy v. Jeanne Ives November dust-up.  I was never good with numbers, or money.  Rauner and JB are very good with both.

Wishful thinking and belief in my neighbor's intrinsic good nature can not change outcomes.

Jeanne Ives fit a great fight.  She still has plenty of fight left over.


I believe that people can learn from their mistakes.  I do not know if Illinois is capable.

Illinois is facing many days of reckoning
  • Pensions will collapse
  • Property and Income Taxes will Increase
  • People and businesses will exit this State
  • Jobs will continue to vanish
  • Abortions will increase
  • Drug Abuse will spike - recreational marijuana is on the way 
Jeanne Ives did not get enough votes to help change the politcial culture in Illinois.  People are chanting Jeanne, Jeanne 2022.  

Bruce Rauner is unelectable in November.  Rauner is toxic to both Democrat and Republican voters.  He and Pat Brady managed the right numbers in the key population counties of Central Illinois.  South of Will County, Rauner maintained the GOP votes in Kankakee and Irogouis Counties which really shocked me, haing lived many years downstate.  Bruce and Brady could buy clutches of votes, but not buy love.

JB Pritzker can and did. He will be Governor of Illinois. Image result for JB Pritzker with Brian Hickey
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Jeanne Ives, in few short months, ignored by the media from November through February used shoe leather to bring common sense message to Illinois. She was fearless, gracious and thoughtful.

Jeanne Ives will support the man who ignored, villfied and scorned her efforts for common people.  This petty man will serve out his days , be badly beaten November and move to Italy. 

What will be left of Illinois in 2022.

Mike Madigan will still be Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party. JB Pritzker will continue making a few people rich and many more thousands of families poor.

Illinois asked for more.

Here it comes. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Primary Day - My Early Morning Voter Turnout Report



My neighborhood, Chicago's 19th Ward. turns out the leading numbers for voter participation every election -  "The ward, which includes Beverly, Mt. Greenwood and portions of Morgan Park, has historically led the city in voter turnout."

I took a Republican ballot in early voting, in order to cross-over for the next governor of Illinois Jeanne Ives.  I identify as a Democrat, an old school, pro- trades labor, anti-abortion, anti-Communist voter.   The current gaggle of gubernatorial geese running and honking for this office are uniformly pro-abortion and far-Left of center on all issues.

Bruce Rauner is a place-holder who was elected only because Pat Quinn was perfect model of the Progressive Leftists Planned Parenthood Democratic Governor.   Pat Quinn is what being a Democrat in Illinois is all about.

Bruce Rauner ran as a GOP, Mark Kirk sop to voting sheep - people who mouth editorial memes and think that public radio and television is on-the-level. 

Jimmy the Two-Headed Boy could have beaten Governor Pat Quinn, but we elected Bruce the Two-Faced Governor.

The idea was for Bruce to warm the seat for JB Pritzker.  My entire family is for JB.  The family trade is for JB.  I am not in the trade.

Rauner is hoping for low turn-outs everywhere but Chicago.  If that happens he may hold on, until November.

We shall see.

I was for Jeanne Ives years ago and voted for Jeanne Ives on March 5th in early voting*.

I went to church this morning, as I try to do every morning, at St. John Fisher Catholic Church.  St. John Fisher Parish facilities serve as a 19th Ward precinct polling place.   There were a few workers passing out palm cards and two voters at 6:25 AM.

I ducked into church.

When I came out, I asked the workers about the crowd. " Two more voted since you went into church."

I would say that is light.

I drove to my polling place at the Quaker Church on 108th & Artsesian.  There was a forest of knee-high candidate signs, a dozen palm-card passers and no one going into the Friends Meeting House.

Dan Lipinksi and Pat Stanton for Judge win the signage balloting.  My other Primary prognostications -


  • I think Jeanne Ives will beat Rauner, because downstate will turn-out


  • I think Chris Kennedy will beat JB Pritzker, because black voters will stay home


  • I think Dan Lipinski will trounce Ann Marie Newman, because this is the 3rd District, not Hyde Park


  • I think the judges will get their robes.  I mean, Hell, This is Cook County!

Vote!

*Here’s a list of early ballots cast by ward in Chicago through Sunday. The Far South Side’s 19th Ward, centered on Beverly and Morgan Park, led the way for early voting in Chicago.

Ward 19: 4,161 early ballots cast
Ward 4: 2,767 early ballots cast
Ward 34: 2,735 early ballots cast
Ward 47: 2,731 early ballots cast
Ward 41: 2,676 early ballots cast
Ward 48: 2,506 early ballots cast
Ward 18: 2,421 early ballots cast
Ward 9: 2,276 early ballots cast
Ward 5: 2,254 early ballots cast
Ward 3: 2,232 early ballots cast
Ward 8: 2,222 early ballots cast
Ward 7: 2,191 early ballots cast
Ward 13: 2,167 early ballots cast
Ward 43: 2,118 early ballots cast
Ward 39: 2,098 early ballots cast
Ward 21: 2,040 early ballots cast
Ward 49: 2,008 early ballots cast
Ward 40: 1,914 early ballots cast
Ward 29: 1,913 early ballots cast
Ward 44: 1,906 early ballots cast
Ward 45: 1,897 early ballots cast
Ward 11: 1,861 early ballots cast
Ward 2: 1,796 early ballots cast
Ward 46: 1,796 early ballots cast
Ward 50: 1,776 early ballots cast
Ward 42: 1,761 early ballots cast
Ward 38: 1,748 early ballots cast
Ward 32: 1,703 early ballots cast
Ward 23: 1,682 early ballots cast
Ward 1: 1,614 early ballots cast
Ward 6: 1,600 early ballots cast
Ward 17: 1,532 early ballots cast
Ward 33: 1,494 early ballots cast
Ward 37: 1,390 early ballots cast
Ward 27: 1,288 early ballots cast
Ward 10: 1,245 early ballots cast
Ward 28: 1,244 early ballots cast
Ward 20: 1,144 early ballots cast
Ward 26: 985 early ballots cast
Ward 16: 928 early ballots cast
Ward 36: 923 early ballots cast
Ward 14: 902 early ballots cast
Ward 25: 885 early ballots cast
Ward 12: 860 early ballots cast
Ward 35: 834 early ballots cast
Ward 30: 821 early ballots cast
Ward 24: 775 early ballots cast
Ward 22: 759 early ballots cast
Ward 31: 738 early ballots cast
Ward 15: 575 early ballots cast
The five suburbs with the most early voters so far are Evanston (5,481), Orland Park (3,832), Mount Prospect (3,762), Oak Park (3,519) and Glenview (3,126).




Sunday, March 18, 2018

Arch-Hypocrite Mike Quigley Gave Away the Keys to Illinois Election Booths in 2006



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 "I believe American citizens deserve to know what really happened during this past election."  Wee Mike Quigley in the Chicago Tribune Opinion June, 2017

This political pygmy, Mike Quigley, handed the keys to Cook County and Illinois Election Booths to Venezuela's Hugo Chaves on August 27, 2006.  I have written about this crime on Cook County voters since 2006.
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If there is foreign collusion, Mike Quigley should have his pasty jowels under the hot--lights.  Mike Quigley, David Orr and Forrest Claypool stooged for Sequoia Systems' CEO  Jack Blaine.
The CEO and President of one of America's largest voting machine companies, Sequoia Voting Systems, gave both deceptive, and carefully selective answers in his reply to a letter sent earlier this year from two high-ranking officials in Chicago, according to documents recently obtained during an ongoing investigation by the Brad Blog.
Sequoia's chief executive, Jack Blaine, repeated knowingly false answers, at least three different times, in his January 18 response to Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke and the Chair of Chicago's Board of Election Commissioners Langdon D. Neal. The pair had written to the company on January 11, expressing concerns about the truth behind Sequoia's claims that they had completely divested from their purportedly "former" parent company, Smartmatic, the Venezuelan-run firm with direct ties to Hugo Chavez and his government. Alternet 2008

No Chicago news outlet has bothered lighting the burners under this story - ever.  Both Chicago newspapers, two of its AM radio stations ( WGN & WBBM), WBEZ, WTTW, all of the three major television stations have dodged this Cook County collusion  story like it were a fentynal laced load of loud.https://herb.co/marijuana/news/loud-weed, because it will taint Obama's image, as well as make people want to look three times under every Cook County Democrat's wallet.

David Orr is seeking to retire, career grifter Forrest Claypool's paws were stuck in the CPS Cookie Jar and has gone to ground, but the dumbest cluck of the trio, Mike Quigley, sits on U.S. House Committees and shoots his mouth off on MSNBC.


The other day, Wee Mike blamed House Speaker Paul Ryan of enabling President Trump from being tied to the election fraud that He, Claypool and David Orr made possible in 2006.

Illinois election booths were hacked because Mike Quigley, Forrest Claypool and David Orr made it easier for foreign governments to do so - Russian, or Luxembourgers.

The Three Amigos of Election Fraud counted on a compliant and supine media.  They also count on indifferent Independents, disspasionate Democrats and reasonable Repulicans to ignore their crimes.

So far, so good.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Google Can't Doodle a Saint?

Today is St. Patrick's Day and Google shows a fat guy with red side-burns in Wellingtons picking up stones while a black faced sheep reads an Ogham marker ( pre-Christian Druidic markers from the 4th Century A.D.) .  No indication that God ( All Three of Him) has anything to do with the day, much less the saint himself.

That should please Wiccans, Satanists and atheists, no end.

Googgle Doodles regularly sanitizes nasty pieces of DNA, like Stalin's favorite artist, film maker Sergie Eisenstein, or skin-flint plutocrats who helped build public schools by showing them hugging a diverse armful of children. Generally Google builds a progressive hagiography of second raters who pass the Progressive smell test and create non-existent secular feast days.

St. Patrick's Day now passes as a secular feast day, I guess.  In Ireland, the BBC and its ugly step-child Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE) call all of the moral and cultural shots these days and OXFAM dictates all public policy.

One of Ireland's best and most independent voices has been silenced by the PC forces of the UK and Ireland.  Kevin Myers wrote a column about pay and gender.  He was castigated as an anti-Semite and a misogynist. Myers retorted, "The issue is are we allowed to differ from the politically correct and consensual norm that dominates the media?"

Nope.  No Google Doodles for Kevin Myers.  He is too pro-Israel and therefore ( in BBC PC) an anti-Semite.

Like the United States, Ireland is now a firmly secular nation with all of societal ills that national mindset entails - disregard for life from womb to tomb, run-away drug abuse, increased suicide rates, senseless violence and a disappearing middle class.   Google wants America to be the Banana Republic that is Illinois.  Ireland seems to care even less about its becoming an oligarchy, where misery is checked only by Red Carpet events of its island Hollywood.

St. Patrick's Day is a religious feast day.  A Celtic Cross was too much for Google and its overlords and secular bishops.

I Google this, for now. 



Thursday, March 08, 2018

Rahm Will Not Testify About Cop Code of Silence, Because G. Flint Taylor Will Not Allow It.




“This problem is sometimes referred to as the thin blue line,  Other times it is referred to as the code of silence. It is the tendency to ignore. It is the tendency deny. It is the tendency in some cases to cover-up the bad actions of a colleague or colleagues.” Rahm Emmanuel before the City Council on Dec. 9, 2015


Daley never testified about his manipulation of the Chicago Police Department.  Rahm Emanuel will not do so either, despite the ruling by a Cook County Judge: 

 A Cook County Judge on Wednesday ordered Emanuel to appear at some point in the next 30 days to offer a sworn deposition in the wrongful death lawsuits brought by the families of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones — who were fatally shot by a Chicago cop. . . .
Emanuel will face questions about the behavior of the city’s attorneys and why officers who arrived on the scene weren’t carrying tasers that could have provided a non-lethal option of force, Foutris said.
Foutris also said he will question Emanuel about a “Code of Silence” that hangs over the case. Foutris specifically questioned why paramedics and the Cook County medical examiner’s office were not immediately made aware the shooting involved a police officer.
And Foutris said he plans to ask Emanuel if the changing accounts provided by paramedics passes the smell test. Accounts given to investigators one month after the shooting differ from information the paramedics offered two weeks ago during sworn depositions.

This is in Cook County Court, but People Law Office and the Illinois Lawsuit Lotto Industry will not allow this to stand. A dependable Illinois appellate judge, maybe Judge Mary L. Mikva, is being shopped for as these keys strike, I have no doubt. Mikva was an elected Cook County Judge and was appointed to the Appellate Court after her Rahm friendly findings in the Koschman case. She was appointed to the First District Appellate Court in July of 2016 and has been more than Rahm-friendly. 

I expect that Judge Mary L. Mikva will block Rahn from being asked any hard questions anywhere and by anyone.

G. Flint Taylor owns the Cop Code of Silence.  Rahm was only using it and it helps people connect the dots.

 Rahm and G. Flint Taylor may even argue Federal Civil Rights and take it federal,where his old pal Judge Robert Gettleman* can slap down any attempt to connect the scattered and zany dots planted all over creation by the Peoples Law Office and the undoing of justice in Cook County and Illinois.



* Judge Gettleman 

The breakdown in payment ordered by Judge Gettleman is as follows: The city is to pay $900,016 to Wilson's lawyers—Flint Taylor, Jeffrey Haas, and John Stainthorp of the People's Law Office. An additional $100,000, earmarked for Wilson, is to be paid directly to the widow and two children of William Fahey, who are identified in court documents as "judgment creditors" of Andrew Wilson. The Fahey family won a wrongful death suit against Wilson years ago, and thereby ensured that they could garnish any money awarded him in his civil rights suit against Commander Burge, his comrades, and the city.
The city's lawyers have agreed to abide by half of the judge's order. They have not appealed the judgment that the city was responsible for the misdeeds of policemen who were aware of brutality and did not stop it or get proper medical attention for Wilson. For their inattention to duty, the city has already issued checks to the Fahey family for $50,448 and to the People's Law Office for $504,749. The city's lawyers deny, however, that taxpayers should pay for the misdeeds of policemen when they apply electric shock to suspects. The corporation counsel is appealing that portion of the Gettleman judgment in the U.S. Court of Appeals.

G.(Gimme) Flint Taylor's GOT the Media! He's GOT every murdering thug between the Mississippi and the Atlantic! He's GOT Gettleman - it seems he's had Gettleman.
Gee - its in the news.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Shunning? I Ain't Got the Time.



  Shun - Middle English shonen, shunnen, from Old English scunian
Shunning -  Targets of shunning can include persons who have been labeled as apostates, whistleblowers, dissidents, strikebreakers, or anyone the group perceives as a threat or source of conflict. Social rejection has been established to cause psychological damage and has been categorized as torture or punishment. Mental rejection is a more individual action, where a person subconsciously or willfully ignores an idea, or a set of information related to a particular viewpoint. Some groups are made up of people who shun the same ideas

Ever hear this?

Gee, I'm open-minded, but I don't want to hear anything you have to say on the matter.  Are you nuts?  How can you believe that in 2018?

Are you shunned?

Have you shunned anyone?

The late, great John McPolin shunned me from McNally's Saloon, not because I was a Cub fan ( I am not), but because he did not want my Dad, his mortal-friend and arch-beer buddy, to start showing up at McNally's instead of his headquarters at TR's.  " Pat, do me a favor and stay on the other side of 111th for beers, this is the only sanctuary I have away from that miserable old SOB. "

I abided.  That was not real shunning.  Every race , gender and sexual preference shuns.  You think the Amish shun?  The Yoders and Millers got nothing on the Murphys.

It seems that everyone is shunning someone else.   I live in a lovely neighborhood, full of loving people, but even here in this urban Arcadia of Morgan Park some people will no longer speak to you if you did not vote for Trump, or you refuse to put a COEXIST bumper sticker* on your SUV.
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Who is welcome in your house?

Who is banished?

Do you fly the flag?

Why don't you fly the flag?

Don't want to - the wind blew off the last six and part of my garage.

I am seeing fewer and fewer political yard signs and bumper stickers, even though the Illinois primary election is only thirteen days from today.

I have a Jeanne Ives sign in my yard, where I have placed Democratic Party signage for more than twenty years.  No big deal.  No one is outraged.   I voted for Jeanne Ives; so what?

I have Jeanne Ives bumper sticker; no has keyed my car.

What I do not understand is all of the verbal and physical shunning going on.

Are you shunned for hoisting the W flag?

Are you a Sox Fan and feel left out of things?

The Hawks suck too.

We are neighbors.  I will cut your grass when you are too sick to do so.  I will snow-blow your walks and drive-way.  I will always wave to you and give you the big howdy.

Do I need to wear pink ribbons, or have blue and black bunting on my trees to know what I am all about?  Hell, no.

I go to Mass.  I go to work.  I speak my mind.  I have a very good time, every waking moment.

I don't have time for shunning.

Oh,  I'll block your ass on Facebook if you act like a jerk, but I'll give you a warm and genuine greeting up at the gas station.

I do not have time to shun anyone.



* Unitarians did not invent this logo - "Piotr Mlodozeniec, a Polish graphic designer, came up with the image in 2001, for a traveling exhibit run by the Museum on the Seam. The museum is a private institution in Jerusalem that describes itself as a “socio-political contemporary art museum.” In its original form, the design only incorporated three symbols—a Muslim crescent for the “C”, a Jewish Star of David for the “X”, and the Christian cross for the “T”.

Gee, why did he leave out cannibals and headhunters?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

The November General Election Will be Jeanne Ives v. Chris Kennedy

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March Primary Winners

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Mike Houlihan and I were talking about the looming general election and both of us feel it will be a barn burner, thanks to this March Primary shenanigans ( JB's Black Blago Blather & Bruce's Bosco Bunkum larded with his Ives/Madigan Metamorphosis) indicating a less than vigorous turn-out for JB and a dandy Rauner kick-to-the-curb.

The two people with the millions invested in their own personal interests will be disappointed. Rauner and Pritzker will have wasted more dollars than a rouge Gamblers Anonymous junket to Vegas. 

Jeanne Ives has a mere 3.5 millions dollars in her war chest and Chris Kennedy bests her pile by a mere $2m.


Daniel Biss is the guy that New York wants, but he is still Danny Biss. Chris Kennedy and Jeanne Ives are mirror campaigns; Ives is the right choice and Chris Kennedy is the one the other side will settle upon, by March 20, 2018.


  • Black voters won't and JB will need to content himself with marijuana futures.
  • Unions will stay for JB, but the rank and file will vote for Chris Kennedy
  • Ives will get many Democrat votes, retired, or non-union voters who could careless about drawing a GOP ballot this go-around
  • Illinois is more than ready for a huge change and Chris Kennedy's primary victory will be the starting gun for the challenge to Rahm Emanuel
  • The beating of JB Pritzker by Primary voters is the thumbs-way-down on Mayor Coon-eyes -definately and the oafish Dick Durbin - early JB cheerleader.


Houlihan and I agree, " The plutocrats have jumped the shark."   Pro Publica's Mick Dumke offers this graphic:

tracking the Illinois Governor's Race


TOTAL RAISEDSELF-FUNDEDPAST MONTHSPENT
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Bruce Rauner (R, incumbent)

$102.7m
$57.8m$238k
$46.4m
Image of Jeanne Ives

Jeanne Ives (R)

$3.6m
$0$520k
$36k
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JB Pritzker (D)

$63.2m
$63.2m$14.0m
$34.3m
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Daniel Biss (D)

$6.8m
$0$1.6m
$2.0m
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Chris Kennedy (D)

$5.6m
$1.3m$1.3m
$3.0m
$182.0m$122.3m$17.6m$85.9m