Not In My Backyard

    Not in my backyard. That is a phrase that we have come to know. It means that while I support the activity, I don’t want it anywhere near my neighborhood. This is often used in regard to urban renewal, and most recently, windmill projects. My use of this phrase doesn’t concern any similar projects or subjects. My use of this phrase also is not being | Read More »

    Illinois: Land of the Overtaxed, Home of the Burdened

    I can’t say much more about the Illinois income tax increase that hasn’t already been said. The 67 percent increase on income and the hike in the corporate rate from 4.8 percent to 7 percent not only make Illinois taxpayers angry, but they are a killer for Illinois, which lost almost half a million residents to nearby states in the last ten years due to | Read More »

    Corrupt Christmas Season In Illinois

    “ln Roman times, when a fellow tried to bribe a public official, they would cut off his nose, him in a bag with a wild animal, and throw that bag in the river.” – The Untouchables (1987) From that quote, you can guess what my position is on corruption. So you have to understand the pain I experience as a resident of Illinois. The joke | Read More »

    A Few Words About Net Neutrality

    …..and the other new FCC internet regulations. I have been blogging less of late, but it’s not because I haven’t been paying attention. I just haven’t had the time like I used to. I am still low on time, but the severity of what is going on in Washington DC has me typing from bed at 10:30PM on a Tuesday night. Congress failed to pass | Read More »

    Are We Being Punished?

    I’m at a loss for what has been going on in Washington lately. I really am. I expected that during the lame duck session of Congress that the Democrats would try to pull a few fast ones, but it seems that Harry Reid and his followers are doubling down on their tyrannical lunacy. Reid did pull back his spending bill (which ranged anywhere from between | Read More »

    Progressive Thought Defined

    I happened upon a story yesterday where Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer argues that the founding fathers were not necessarily in favor of the second amendment, and only included it in the bill of rights to appease the states. After reading through the article, and getting past the initial shock of what Breyer says about the second amendment, one can see that he spells | Read More »

    Is This the Way to Run An Economy?

    Today we were given the news that unemployment went up from 9.6% to 9.8%. The news was a surprise since the rumor on the street was that we were supposed to be hearing about a gain of 145,000 jobs. On the heels of this news is the news that the Obama Administration is starting a new offshore drilling moratorium. No, you didn’t miss the latest | Read More »

    Stop and Listen Before We START

    The lame duck congress is expected to be voting on a number of issues that President Obama wants to be pushed through. One of these issues is the START treaty which would be used to reduce our inventory of nuclear missiles along with the Russians. While I agree that nuclear weapons are the scariest of all weapons, and believe the world would be better off | Read More »

    Don’t Forget Why You Are There

    The occasion of the lame duck session inspired me. This is an open letter to all of the freshman (especially the freshmen) and incumbent US Congressmen/Congresswomen and Senators – Esteemed members of Congress: Congratulations on a hard-fought and won campaign. For those of you who did not have an election, consider yourselves lucky. Consider yourselves lucky because you had the benefit of being able to | Read More »

    Don’t Blame the Libertarians for Brady’s Loss

    Now that I have a little free time, I can get back to blogging, which I often find therapeutic. Earlier this week, I heard a discussion that for once I restrained myself from participating in. The discussion was about the election for Illinois governor and what lead to the defeat of Bill Brady at the hands of Pat Quinn. I heard one conservative that was | Read More »