Archive for June, 2010
I’ve had a great time publishing yourdoubtingthomas.com for the last nine months. Just when YourDoubtingThomas was starting to gain some traction, it was picked up by ChicagoNow.com, a group of Chicago blogs managed by the Chicago Tribune. I am very happy to have the opportunity to write under the umbrella of ChicagoNow.com and look forward to having our voices heard by more [...]
Illinois doesn’t face many of the challenges that typify “states in peril.” Unlike California, Illinois cannot blame its budget woes on a particularly volatile revenue system or on outsize exposure to the housing bubble. Illinois’s crisis is unique in that it is purely a creature of mismanagement by elected officials.
Joe Berrios, the democratic choice we’re left with for Cook County Assessor, is no choice at all. He is part of the Madiagn/Daley machine, who feeds the machine and the people who work for it, rather than the average citizen. In short: Joe Berrios is bad for Cook County. Another choice for assessor– Forrest Claypool– is what the county needs
On the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, “L’Osservatore Romano,” the Vatican’s official newspaper, called the film a “Catholic classic” and said it should be recommended viewing for Catholics everywhere.
Tragically, we do not have the Blackhawks to distract us from the Cubs and Sox– or the circus, which is in town at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.
And where are our legislators? Not in Springfield doing the job that we pay then to do– I wonder if they are collecting their checks?– but rather back home raising funds for the November election.
It just doesn’t seem right. And unfortunately, far too things just don’t seem right with respect to our state. And our legislators, from the governor on down, just aren’t doing enough to change that feeling I have.
Just imagine a romatic meal at a nice restaurant discussing President Obama with someone you met on Hannidate! Love is in the air!
I’d like us to vote everyone out, that is not be practical. However, by voting out one man, we will decrease the power of another more powerful man in Springfield. A vote against Pat Quinn is a vote against Michael Madigan– and will restore some power back to us.