I give you Mark Kirk, the next U.S. Senator from Illinois

    Republican Mark Kirk is running for United States Senate from Illinois. Congressman Kirk has represented Illinois’ 10th District since 2001, and is running against Obama crony mob banker Alexi Giannoulias. With strong stances on defense and economic issues, Kirk is the clear choice over Giannoulias. Read on for why I, like other Illinois conservatives and Tea Party activists, am an unabashed supporter of Mark Kirk.

    Revelations From the Blago Trial

    I should know better, but every day I find myself shaking my head in disbelief at serious issues of corruption  and malfeasance regarding the Obama administration that the MSM simply ignores.  Let’s take the Blago trial as an example. This week it was revealed that Valerie Jarrett really, really wanted to be U.S. Senator and wanted the appointment from Blagojevich.  President-Elect Obama called an SEIU | Read More »

    Expect Some Surprises in the Blago Case

    With the Blagojevich case scheduled for trial in six weeks, expect the news to start heating up. CBS Chicago carried a story today that Blago’s lawyers are moving to subpoena Obama because his public statements conflict with one of the prosecution’s witnesses.  In addition, the defense has not received the transcripts of the FBI’s interview with Obama.  Stay tuned for a world class cover-up. Shortly | Read More »

    A Daily Show Two-fer: Bashing the Dems Open Thread

    For your Saturday morning viewing enjoyment… The first clip is Stewart’s take on Dem fundraiser Hassan Nemazee, with the money quote from Joe Biden (“If I had my way, we’d be calling him Ambassador Nemazee”): Then we have a free-wheeling interview with former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, which made me wonder, “Why won’t they release the tapes?”:

    The belly of the beast – Chicago

    So things around here in Chicago have been *interesting* as of late. According to the Chicago Tribune, Cook County board president Todd Stroger’s approval rating is down to 10%, something with Stroger himself is now furiously disputing.  After all, after inheriting the position and scandals related to hiring, as well as imposing a sales tax hike which resulted in the city of Chicago having the | Read More »

    Governor Quinn Is In

    Blagojevich is out! Quinn is in! There is gubernatorial hope for corruption-riddled Illinois. Now, admittedly, I don’t agree with Governor Pat Quinn on every issue. But few governors can boast Quinn’s long record as an anti-establishmentarian reformer. In April of last year, Pat Quinn, then Illinois’s lieutenant governor, was pushing hard for a ballot measure to give voters the power to recall elected officials. This | Read More »

    Politics as Usual…

    I’ve been talking about it for a while on here, and now I’m reading others writing about it on the internet. Obama rolled through the campaign season talking about the change he was going to bring to Washington. I wrote about that in an earlier blog post, and then again in a second. I never believed for a second that he was going to ride in on | Read More »

    Governor, Senator, President?

    One Chicago pol is already out.  A second looks like he is on his way?  Can we be so lucky as to have a third corrupt Chicago pol resign?  Heck the second one is probably going to resign over some low five figure corruption. While we know that more than $300K was involved in the third one’s dealing with a convicted criminal. There is also | Read More »

    What Makes Blago Tick

    I posted this on my blog and then decided Red Staters might enjoy it: There’s a famous story about three men sitting outside a country store playing cards. This guy runs up to them and says, “Hey, the world’s coming to an end!” The first card player says, “Well, I best go to Church and pray.” The second one says, “Well, hell, I’m gonna go | Read More »

    Blago for Congress…?

    Have to hand it to him.  Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich may be an amoral heel… but he is one hell of a politician.  It is pretty clear now that he doesn’t expect to keep his Governor’s seat, but I’m beginning to wonder if he doesn’t already have a grander future in mind. I started to think that Blago may have a trick or two up | Read More »

    The Video Obama Doesn’t Want Seen

    This is a damning video, and shows how deeply Obama and Rahm Emmanuel were entrenched in this affair with the now impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Good video from the RNC.

    Burris, Smurris, Just Seat The Guy !

    Roland Burris went to Washington with papers in hand stating that he was the Junior Senator from Illinois. Papers that prove that he was appointed legally to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. Papers that gave him the legal authority to take the oath of office along with 99 other Senators who began the 111th Congress. So Hapless Harry Reid read the papers, | Read More »

    2009 Coming Attractions

    2008 was one of the most interesting years in recent history. It held many surprises, which brought both reason to cheer and brought great disappointment. We experienced a historic and for conservatives very disappointing Presidential election. An economic down turn that shaped our economy and the election. Great strides in Iraq because of the tremendous efforts of Americas finest. 2009 will be another historic year | Read More »

    What is Harry Thinking?

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears not to know his constitutional law very well. Of course he’s going to seat Roland Burris. Apparently, he just doesn’t realize it yet. When Blagojevich’s predecessor, George Ryan, was governor, and his administration was rocked by scandal,he too made some important decisions. He picked death row inmates to commute their sentences.   As Bigbagofwind points out, nobody suggested then that these inmates should be executed | Read More »

    Blago: The Fitzmas gift that keeps giving

    Apparently the news cycle here in Illinois was too slow for the taste of Sir Rod.  He decided to name Roland Burris, the former comptroller of the state to the seat vacated by PEBO. This is fun for several reasons… It is now clear that what we have here in Illinois is a designated “African-American” Senate seat, and I wonder how Illinoisians are going to | Read More »