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|The "Be Still, Mine Heart" Diary: Sarah Pain-2016
I swear that I am not making this up. Seriesly, I am not that mulch of a moran. Here is the actual, factual, batshitual quote about her upcoming 2016 campaign, from Bible Spice herself: “Without ...
|Sense & Sensibility - a World Premiere
One of the many things that make Chicago such a absolutely fantastic city is the culture. (Yes, we do make good yogurt, too) Opera, theater, movie making, symphonies, and every kind of music you can ...
|Our whirled in review
News Item: The USGS announces that man-made earthquakes are on the rise as oil, gas and fracking efforts are found to be the cause of these potential disasters. GOP Response: The GOP leadership ...
|What A Cra%%¥ Logo.
What a lame intro video. Without naming names, someone who is NOT named Marco Polo Rubio, decided to run a campaign to become president. That person did not mention labor, workers compensation, or ...
|Kansas - its headlong dash to 1854
In 1854, the United States made the mistake of opening Kansas up to settlement. What resulted was a mad dash between slave holders, abolitionists, and future TeaBaggers (although they would first ...
|Chicago's Mayoral Race
Wow. Just wow. On the heels of news that Netanyahu's re-election campaign is hitting the skids, the story from Chicago just adds cream to the pie. As some here know, there is a run-off election in ...
|Brit Journal: STOP STATIN USE, at least in healthy people
Doctors around the whirled have long pushed Statins as a magical mystery tour of health and eternal yute. That might have to be amended to "infernal" instead. By forcefully (and I mean forcefully) ...
|The Hastert Rule Is Dead
For those too lazy to use "teh google," The Hastert Rule: also known as the "majority of the majority" rule, is an informal governing principle used by Republican Speakers of the House of ...
|End of Times - This explains tomorrow's mess perfectly.
Quite uncharacteristically (for me), I have been biting my tongue about Bibi ( Bibi- translation from Lithuanian) ) and his Boehnered love affair that happens tomorrow in Congress. To be honest, ...
|My favorite Vulcan - dead at 83
Leonard Nimoy died after being hospitalized for chest pains a few days ago. Damn.
|The Passenger - A new offering
The Lyric Opera of Chicago opened with a new show, at least for this side of the Pond. The Passenger, an opera by Mieczysław Weinberg to a libretto by Alexander Medvedev, had its origins in a 1963 ...
|Predictions for the near future - thru 2016
In no particular order, here are some sober predictions for the immediate future. 1. President Obama will announce that alien life has been detected. Before he leaves office, with proper ...
|ILL Gov. Rauner's dentures kicked in
For several years, I have been looking norte of the border, and sighing at the whims, ways, and whines coming from Scotty Walker (R-TeaBuggerer). Although there were multiple efforts to slow down or ...
|Wrong move, Debbie. Why not just resign?
Braking gnus: It's part of what DNC Communications Director called an "aggressive expansion" of the committee's communications team heading into the election cycle, which will give Democrats a ...
|Open Letter to the AMA (and every thinking rational MD)
Sweet gig you folks have. You have easy hours (even with weekend coverage) for which are you very highly compensated. With a few notable exceptions (especially for those without borders), the ...
|Is Boehner Ineffably Stupid?
Or has his catering to the Reich Side cause temporal and situational blindness? After so many years of shock mixed with dismay, I continue to be surprised by the GOP. The latest move, one ...
|1,374 "Must Do" things that will simplify your life!
Is your technology taking over your life? Do you find yourself wasting thyme, cinnamon, sage advice, while ignoring the twists and turmeric that would ease your stress levels? Do you find yourself ...
|Mittens 4 President? Who else has the cred?
I have loved watching the Klown Kar Kommandos from the GO P as they trip over themselves, trying to get set for a presidential run. Mike Huckebee? Seriously? He has a small, but seriously deranged ...
|Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP
This afternoon, Illinois swore a̶t̶ in Gov. Bruce Rauner, the first GOPer since the early 2000s. I don't envy him. Pensions, budget shortfalls, infrastructure, - these are a few of my favorite ...
|CIA committee investigating the CIA's illegal Spying on Congress
Actually, the headline should read: The secret CIA committee, appointed by CIA chief Brennan, and consisting of several active CIA agents, directed to investigate the CIA's illegal spying and ...
|Good Jane/Bad Jane - Chicago's Jane Byrne
One of C̶h̶i̶c̶a̶g̶o̶'̶s̶ - no. I̶l̶l̶i̶n̶o̶i̶s̶'̶ - No. The Country's most fascinating and newsworthy politicians just died today. She was 80. She was something else. She made ...
|Shirley Sherrod Redux
I have sometimes in the past posted diaries which criticized the President and his staff for timidity, lack of spine, and having the habit of caving in to the crazies on the Reich. My points were ...
|Will Ebola hurt these industries?
Contact with bodily fluids? Close proximity with other bipedal life forms? Inability to leave when you wish? There are three industries which will be damaged, possibly seriously, by the Ebola ...
|Debt. What is it good for?
Debt, loans, debt limits, bonds, - Face it, folks, you have had your brains washed, rinsed, dried, and rewashed. At least, that is, on the topic of economics, debt, and debt limits. The resulting "...
|Our stealth creep towards war
Creep is such a useful word. On one hand, it reminds me of a former boss, my ex-spouse, and one stalking ex-girlfiend who did not understand "NO!" On the other hand, it describes what is happening ...
|War, what is it good for?
As tempting as it is, I refrain from mentioning the obscene overruns, budget busting, and ineffectiveness of the F-35 jet that the US has poured $87.5 BILLION into the loser project since 1995. The ...
|Silly Science 2sday Quiz
Deer Pupils, irises, lenses, and retinas: It hath been far too long without the appropriate pun-ishment. So without further ado, gilding the lily, or needless delay, here we go. From the Church ...
|BREAKING The Supremes refuse to hear gay marriage case
The Chi Trib just issued an email. The Supreme Robes decided NOT to hear any of the Gay Marriage cases. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-supreme-court-gay-marriage-20141006-...
|CBS bans "Unabashed Atheist" ad
Breaking news from the FFRF. (Freedom from Religion Foundation) CBS decides to act like a moronic organization, not a national broadcaster for all the people. Here are words deemed too offensive ...
|Planes, trains and shoe removal
Some years before 9/11, I traveled a lot. Some for pleasure, mostly for work. I even used to enjoy to fly. Ever since Condi was asleep at the wheel of our national security clown car, ever since the ...
|The tawdry reality that is the NFL
Violence, abuse, crimes, - these have been a part of the NFL for decades. And for those same decades, people have turned their eyes away, held their nose, and got ready for the next tailgate party. ...
|Jiminy cRicketts & the Mickey Mouse Cubs
ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a big, bountiful, boisterous, beautiful city. This magical place had almost everything that anyone could ever desire, even in your most fantastic dreams. Unbelievably ...
|Andrea Mitchell - me depressed
An amalgam of mixed feelings, I do admit. On one hand, the removal of the worst political host in living memory is something I applaud. It was a few years too late, but Gregory created a void that ...
|Make this Labor Day "̶FILM Your Local Cop Day"
Given the horrible events just outside of St. Louis this week, I think we should make our Labor Day a special sort of holiday. At the same time, we can learn, or perhaps, relearn just what rights we ...
|Upendo Kids (I cannot make this up)
Upendo Kids International is a christian organization intent on making children in Kenya Christian. If you donate $2900 to this Oklahoma based group, they will send some young adult to pollute the ...
|The NFL today
Or should one say, Toady? I swear that after the Lexus first down play, Gatorade eventually started the 3d down Sports Authority pass to the wide open Staples receiver who made sure that the ...
|The Running Paul - The New Drinking Game
Bravery - syn adventurous, audacious, confident, courageous, daring, fearless, gallant, gutsy, heroic, resolute, spirited, spunky,valiant Possessing or displaying courage, valiant in the face of ...
|NFL Braking News
Two more quasi-criminal cases rocked the professional football world, as even more medical evidence about the dangers of the sport arose. In one case, veteran wide receiver and all pro for 4 ...
|America's Injustice System
I won't mention how the poor receive sentences far greater than the rich. I will ignore, for now, how the rich and powerful can get probation for fatal DUIs, where any of us would have bars on our ...
|Three cases of unintended consequences
1970s Israel helps create what would become Hamas, purportedly as a counterweight against other factions it deemed unfriendly. The main beneficiary was Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, a half blind, half ...
|My head just exploded. Pardon me while I pick up the pieces.
The back and leg pain is bad enough to keep me sedentary, at least until the Whirled Cup begins, and we witness Germany destroy Argentina. So, I decided to do all the crosswords, sudokus, and ...
|We is becoming stupider, ineffably so.
I know I make errors, grammatical, spellling, even logical missteps. But I am not running a national TV station, nor do I run a national blog or inter tube site. Also interestingly, most ...
|Is the CIA out of control, and uncontrollable?
I just finished a couple of books, including one conspiracy theory that I will not mention here. Although it was chock full of some facts, and I cross-checked many, I find it hard to believe that E. ...
|Richard Mellon Scaife is dead.
About time. There are few people upon whose grave not only would I piss, I would eat a meal extremely high in fiber so I could crap on his grave as well. He is a perfect example of what happens ...
|World Cup Blog
Now I understand why they call it swiss cheese. It's full of stars. Holes. Something. Argentina is pushing around the Swiss rather a lot, but still the game is tied at 0-0. Messi is not finding ...
|Colombia y Uruguay - whirled cup
Lots of stories, including a few biting remarks, but those come later. Uruguay started mean, lean, *iting machine, but Colombia is showing something. I expect a yellow soon, just for arguing.
|Brazil - Chile whirled cup blog
It is on! And already tons of excitement. Two Chileans received yellows, making them not eligible should they win today. Brazil has been pressing hard, but Chile seems to squeak by. Brazil scored ...
|Germany-US: Whirled Cup Blog
But first, let's start with some biting commentary. Little Luis Suarez had a mouthful, and it choked up on him. After biting an Italian opponent in the shoulder during the most recent game, (this ...
|"Why I want to be President," by H.
In the words of several liberal commentators, Hillary's recent unscripted comments have caused a great deal of head scratching. "Tone deaf." "Odd." "Lame and Unfortunate." Someone at the NSA ...
|FIFA Sundayday Football Blog!
Russia came close. They held Belgium tight until four minutes left. That puts Belgium at the top, guaranteed to go to the next tier. Now, Korea and its geographic neighbor, Algeria. ( just ...
|FIFA futbol diary!
Wow o wow o wow. Before this whirled cup began mixing things up, I thought Spain and England were shoo ins for the next level. Boy, was I wrong. Spain looked like they had mofo hangovers, with ...
|Whirled Cup - Chile y espania
HOLA! Spain is on the verge of illumination. Either they win the spot light, or they will viewing the return flight schedules. Considering that Spain were the previous champs, this is huge. ...
|How America has grown up (growing pains, and all)
There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. - Dick Cheney We need a common enemy to unite us. - Condi Rice Sigh. Some things just don't get better with age. 1885 -
Honduras (ranked 33 in the world) is playing France, (17). One yellow card already, some hard tackling and incredible footwork, or do they call it feet work? A fun-TASTIC save by Honduras. ...
|Missiles, Marines, Missionaries - They aren't just stupid, they are insane
It is fitting that one Dominionist, Brat, David, has been in the news recently. But another Dominionist, Bryan Fischer, has hit a new low. In essence, he is calling for a crusade. Given how badly ...
|I give it 3 months before impeachment
1962 - Swiss create the first drive through bank. 1972 - Swiss create first drive through secret swiss bank account to avoid taxes. COINCIDENCE? I think NOT! Senator McCain: We must do ...
|Help! Secret Service is after me!
Teh Horrors! Boy, am I in trouble. I just learned that the Secret Service will be using software programs that can identify sarcasm! In that respect, I am a bit like Ivory Soap, 99.998 pure, ...
|The Guns Nutz has arriven
In my nape of the forest, we have over 15 churches, and only two pubs. (we have our priorities reversed, obviously). In our part of Suden Cook County (chicagoland) we have no gun stores, no shooting ...
|Some thoughts on Shinseki
Talk about a victim of circumstances and unwarranted backstabbing. Unlike most of his critics while he was Chief of Staff, he actually fought in wars, and was injured in Viet Nam. (excepting McCain, ...
|I need a shower.
No, it had nothing about spending (shudder) so much time in a church today. No, that is no joke. By design, I actually, factually went to some catholic building, but only because a truly wonderful ...
|The problem with public protests
Two stories, two protests, two examples of how people are waking up to the threat that conservatives pose to our nation's future. The locations are almost as surprising as the topics. If you don't ...
During a CLE seminar, the instructor turned off the lights and turned on a video. What I saw turned my stomach. Divorce Corp is a frightening view inside several states' divorce industry. Taken at ...
|"If I were in charge . . . "
Hello boys and girls, moms and dads, and children of all ages! Welcome to the Sarah Palin wannabe game, where you can make believe that you are actually relevant and have power in this modern society.
|Pot Studies Prof. Hans Breiter - Liar, Fool, or Paid Hack?
Hans Breiter, a Northwestern medical doctor (Psychiatry) concocted one of the more anti-science scare articles outside of the World Nut Daily. He claimed to prove that casual use of marijuana could ...
|Archbishop John Myers - target
Several weeks ago, I was touched by the spirit (no, there was nothing single malty about it. It was a blended) as I read about the second most recent example of Catholic hypocrisy and sliminess. A ...
|Fear & Loathing in the AFA
Today's daily malarky from the AFA: NEW YORK (April 10, 2014) - A new poll finds a sharp increase in the number of Americans who consider the Bible merely the teachings of men rather than the word ...
|If Ben Franklin arrived at your doorstep, what would you do?
Here's a small mental experiment to have fun with. Take today, March 20, 2014, the Spring Quinox. About a century ago, Albert Einstein just published his Theory of Relativity. General MacArthur ...
The Big Bang theory is not, as some GOPers think, the culmination of Sex Week in colleges across the nation. It is the theory of how our universe underwent an unimaginably huge expansion that ...
|Be prepared for a $&!t storm from hell. Clinton Library to release 3500 documents
The Clinton Presidential Museum will be releasing several thousands of documents today. Guess what that means. The Meme Police will be out in force. Teabagger Central will be working overtime, ...
|The "Do as we say, not as we do" Edition
Exhibit 1: Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski The guy in charge of the sexual assault prevention in the Air Force was arrested because of his sexual assaults. Well, it takes one to . . . . never mind. ...
|Crimea and The NSA
Each year we spend many billions on technology, most of it with the NSA, some with the CIA, and some with sat-intel. There are only several countries with sizable nuke and conventional arms ...
|GOP likely to choose Vegas for convention
Tis the season to choose a convention site, tra la, tra la! At the moment, the most convention-oriented city to pursue the GOP (and which does not have now or in the recent past, legislation to ...
|Update on Illinois GOP race
Given how pathetic most of our pro sports teams have been of late (White Flag Sox, Flubs, da Bares, and the truly frustrating, madding, but exciting Bulls) many people turn to the political pages ...
|The Keystone (kops) XL pipeline
1942 - WWII begins in earnest when Japanese sub successfully shells an oil refinery in Ellwood, California 1847 - US troops under Zachary Taylor defend a small outpost against Mexican troops led by ...
|Oh, Canada (or why I hate the olympic coverage)
Some amazing things are happening around the globe, and not surprisingly, the US media is actually covering them even less than it covers the Putin Fairy Tale in Sochi. Some of the things are mind-...
|Ukraine and our geo-politics
Iran is talking, albeit slowly. Iraq is burning, rather faster. Pakistan realizes that its Taliban problem will grow worse. China is pissed that Obama dares meet with the Dalai Lama (#3 visit) ...
|The ABCs of John J. Myers: Archbishop, Bastard, Cad
If the Vatican's Francis wanted the prime example of why no one trusts the Catholic Church in the USA, Exhibit #1 would be John J. Myers, former coadjutor bishop of Peoria, IL, and currently the ...
|Ill GOP Gov's race - A lovely bloodbath
Bruce Rauner, who has purchased 80% of all advertising time on every TV, cable, and radio outlet in Illinois since early December, (the other 20% involved original programming and could not be bought)
|Thundersnow and other oddities
The Greater Metropolitan Area of Chicago (With all emphasis on "Great") is smack dab in the muddle of yet another snowstorm. This time, we expect 8 more inches of partly cloudy, raising the amount ...
|Ineffable Stupidity Bites the Preacher
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall ...
|Fear: TN-GOP and VW unions.
First of all, several others have reported on what a corker a certain tn senatwhore is, especially Sandy on Signal. I recommend that ewe go and read those fine works. This diary is simply a comment ...
|Milwaukee's Archnemesis: Unchristian Bastards!
The Milwaukee Archdiocese has over 200 parishes, several hospitals, and many schools. It also was the center of massive sex abuse by clergy against unwilling, unwitting children. While the actual ...
|Illinois GOP race for Governor - replacing Doonesbury, Fringe, Walking Dead, AND the Outer Limits
The Four Mouseketeers are: State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, vulture capitalist Bruce Rauner and the current Treasurer Dan Rutherford. My, my. How sweet it is! Here's the background on this ...
|Papa John's + Koch Bros = boycott?
Now that Christ Chrissie did his Hindenburg routine over a NJ bridge, his presidential dreams have turned instead into a nachtmare. And what of Rick Santorum? First this quote: One of the things I ...
|ObamaCare, the CBO, and Jobs
With any issue that comes up during the current presidency, there are several truths that appear unassailable. Let's say that a new issue comes up, and solely for this example, let's make it an ...
|Are vaccine makers getting Salked?
I have to admit, I never thought off humans being a herd, that is, until the TeaBaggers came to power within the GO P. But the concept of a herd is critically important. Some diseases can run amok, ...
|Inside AIPAC's halls, a secret meeting
"What the HELL happened?" "I dunno, boss, but it looks like our plans to have America invade Iran are dead." "WHAT? Do you know how many shekels I spent bribing both sides of the aisle? I was ...
|Am I crazy, or is it them?
Ok, don't answer that. 1990 - Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the Exxon Valdez, went on trial in Anchorage, AK, on charges that stemmed from America's worst oil spill. Hazelwood was later ...
|SOTU - Disappointment Ahead
Ahoy, USS Obama. There's a reef ahead, the shoals approacheth, and the winds are unpredictable. What will it be? A change in course? Full speed ahead? Damn the torpedoes? A Brave New World Order? ...
|Illinois' 9th District - Loon central
There's a new farce in town, Susanne Atanus (seriously that IS her name. No jokes about that please. After all my real last name is Greatballsoffire) running against Democrat Jan Schakowsky and her ...
|Weird Day in Science
The Mind is a Wonderful Thing to Waste, or how Obama changed the tone about marijuana. In an interview with the New Yorker's David Remnick published Sunday, Obama said while he believes marijuana ...
|Corliss Rock Crushing Good Buy Thursday
There are rumors that some US based weavers face a looming future. Let's save that for another thread, rather than string you along. Better leave the fringe twisting to some warped beam. Pope ...
|Shame on Today's budget agreement
Congress does everything possible to save military spending. But, scientific research? The stuff that insures our future, that solves current problems, and makes the US and A a magnet for the best ...
|The text of Chris Christie's speech
Good Morning I understand that there is some confusion about the events of a few months ago. Having just learned about this, I promise that I will get to the bottom of this issue. Initial reports ...
|A small, but serious request.
There is a high ranking Canadian, a former defense minister, highly educated, well respected, and serious thinker. He is now 90 years old, and no longer feels bound to keep some things secret: “...
|The "Just kidding? I'm white" edition
The Church of ineffible Stupidity is proud to announce a new contest. The person who can come up with the most insulting, derogatory, racist, sexist, demeaning, homophobic, or obnoxious post in 140 ...
|Chronic Affluenza, death of TeaBuggerism, and crime in Chicago
2009 - A group of ultra-conservative, anti-tax, anti-regulation, and anti-liberalism billionaires decide to join forces and institute a new political movement. Taking advantage of a faltering economy,
|GOP's Moral Outrage Rolodex
If today is Tuesday, this must be . . . . BENGHAZI! Sigh. The problem with today's GOP, as compared to last year's or 2012, or even the nut jobs that created the Tea Buggered Congressional ...
|"Fallen Woman," a musical by Joe Green
Some years ago, a promising musical talent, an Italian born Joe Green, saw a semi-racy play called Violetta. This story was set in Paris, and involved the love life of a prostitute. The story must ...
|The Sad, Sorry State of Illinois
Or, at least, the County of Cook, its most populated center. You'd think we'd learn after convicting four of our last seven governors. (No, seriously, 4 out of 7 became jailbirds, the last one ...
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