Army Ranger Vet. David Ratowitz for Congress – Illinois 5th District
David Ratowitz is a patriot who after completing his commitment in the Army launched a successful property management career in the private sector. He has been disturbed, however, by the mad dash towards tyranny which the denizens in the District of Columbia have taken. Thus, he’s pledged to serve the people of the 5th district of Illinois by standing to fight beside them at freedom’s | Read More »
, 5th district
, Ari Emanuel
, Audit The Fed
, constitutional conservative
, Devalued Dollar
, Ezekiel Emanuel
, Federal Reserve
, Fiscal Crisis
, HR 1207
, mike quigley
, Rahm Emanuel
, Rod Blagojevich
, S 604
, Thomas Woods
, Warren Harding
, We the people
, weak economy
‘Rod Blagojevich, THOU ART AVENGED!’
Doesn’t matter if I had: it’s worth repeating. Via @MelissaTweets comes the wonderful news that Roland Burris is giving this ‘run for election’ thing serious consideration. Yes, I know that the conventional wisdom is that he won’t, but Roland Burris is neither conventional, nor particularly wise – and he’s not actually ruling out a run. Admittedly, right now his major problem is that he’d need | Read More »
The City of Chicago government will be closed today for lack of funds.
No, really. If you planned to check out a library book, visit a city clinic or have your garbage picked up on Monday, you’re out of luck. The City of Chicago is basically closed for business on Aug. 17, a reduced-service day in which most city employees are off without pay. City Hall, public libraries, health clinics and most city offices will be closed. They | Read More »
Roland Burris: Not so fast on my not running for IL-SEN.
Don’t tease us like this, Senator Burris. It’s unseemly in a Senator: “You never say never,” Burris told ABC News in a “Subway Series” interview for the ABC News program “Top Line.” The “Subway Series,” which debuts on Monday, features interviews with senators and other political leaders on board the Capitol Hill subway. “What I’m still hearing,” Burris said, is “people from all over the | Read More »
Rod Blagojevich hath a website.
This, I think, deserves Ace of Spade HQ‘s Flaming Skull: Rod Blagojevich, the disgraced and displaced former governor of Illinois, now has a website where he continues his fight for “ordinary people,” the Associated Press reports. He has a website, a… radio talk show (WLS-890 AM, although he’s not on the schedule yet), a book (The Governor*) – and he’s available for public speaking gigs! | Read More »
It’s been suggested that this Durbin (D, IL) video…
…is a bit busy. Too much distraction between the words on the screen and the words coming out of Durbin’s mouth. Opinions? Background on Durbin and his re-segregation efforts here and here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Seven Hundred Terms in a Row? The Story of Illinois
Ya gotta love Lou Lang. Any public servant who can manage to exude vast indifference to the public’s disgust with endless political corruption has something going for him. As a state representative in Illinois, he has had a front-row seat to the constant corruption sordidly and melodramatically symbolized by former Governor Rod Blagojevich’s taped attempt to sell Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat. Like the disgraced | Read More »
City of Chicago Fireworks Show: No Patriotic Songs Needed
So when you think Independence Day fireworks audio productions do you think of John Mellencamp, Kid Rock, and Neil Diamond as the musical accompaniment? Apparently the City of Chicago did. Either that, or the City of Chicago didn’t care enough about the patriotism inherent in an Independence Day fireworks show to make sure that the radio station they farmed the job out to bothered to | Read More »
Marathon Pundit went to a Cap and Trade inspired tea party at Mark Kirk’s office. The email about this is timely as we’re having heated discussion among the contributors right now regarding Kirk. All things being equal, I’m happy to support Kirk for Senate because I think he can win statewide and is at least 50% better than what’s there. I don’t want to chase | Read More »
Taxpayers on the Hook for Olympics Starting this Week
This morning’s Chicago Tribune features a story on the city of Chicago’s acquisition of the proposed 2016 Olympic Village site — assuming tomorrow’s “closing on the $86 million purchase of the Michael Reese hospital site” goes as planned. But the story also carries some stark reminders of the financial problems that other major Olympic cities are facing — namely Vancouver and London, both of which | Read More »
Rewarding party loyalty: Kirk, Castle, and Cao.
Like RS’s Erick Erickson and TNR’s Ironman, I instinctively shy from a boycott of the NRCC because they had eight members out of one hundred and seventy eight who flunked a test vote. Some of the names on that list hurt to see, and a couple are exercises in teeth-grinding; but perfect is the enemy of the good, and Congressional Republicans have done a good | Read More »
‘Adios Chavez,’ Gas Station Owner Dumps Chavez Citgo Brand
A smart gas station owner from Wadsworth, Illinois has given up his Citgo franchise and re-opened as a Shell station. To celebrate he posted a sign that gives Hugo Chavez a wonderful sendoff. “Adios Chavez,” it reads. For the last five years I have personally boycotted any Citgo gas station. Citgo, you see, is wholly owned by Petróleos de Venezuela S.A., which itself is wholly | Read More »
Meet Adam Kinzinger (R Cand, IL-11).
Brian’s excellent post about Debbie Halvorson and her fake independence lacked only one thing: this. Not his fault – it took a little bit of finding – but it’s an excuse to put this front and center. Adam’s main site is, of course, here. It’d be great if he hit his fundraising number by the deadline, wouldn’t it? Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
An Open Letter to Illinois Republicans
To All Illinois Republicans: How’s this for a “doomsday” scenario: tax increases will plunge Illinois into further economic crisis, hurting economic growth and job creation and causing our state’s budget deficit to grow even larger. As such, any legislator – Republican or Democrat – who supports tax increases is voting against jobs, workers and the Illinois economy … and they should be voted out of | Read More »