Illinois bicentennial: The 14 worst leaders from the state

By John Ruberry In honor of Illinois' bicentennial, Kerry Lester of the Daily Herald compiled a list of Illinois' best-known leaders. There is some good in it--Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln, and some bad. Ethel Kennedy? Robert F. Kennedy's widow was born in Chicago but grew up in Connecticut. And besides, her contributions don't amount … Continue reading Illinois bicentennial: The 14 worst leaders from the state

Halfrican Keeps it Real About Why 3rd World Immigrants Come to America

by baldilocks When the students of the Mboya Airlift were hand-picked to come to America, it was for a specific purpose: to educate demonstrably gifted Kenyan and Tanzanian students in the Western tradition and to send them home to be the leaders and information venders of their countries—preparation for independence from the European colonial powers. … Continue reading Halfrican Keeps it Real About Why 3rd World Immigrants Come to America

The Concession

by baldilocks Nearly all major news agencies have been reporting on the recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris: the ambush of Charlie Hebdo journalists and responding police officers and the hostage-murders at a Kosher grocery store. But those of us who pay closer attention to what’s going on in the world know about this also. Hundreds of … Continue reading The Concession

Apologies worked so well for Molly Norris…

...so I'm sure it will work in Nigeria: Boko Haram has "claimed responsibility for bomb attacks and shoot-and-run killings in the past year, including attacks on military and police personnel, community and religious leaders as well as politicians," and these craven quislings are apologizing to them, instead of insisting that Boko Haram should apologize to … Continue reading Apologies worked so well for Molly Norris…

Pay no attention to those weapons in the building supply box

You know can we stop pretending that Iran is anything other than a thug state? Iran is claiming there was a “misunderstanding” when its arms, mislabeled as “building supplies,” were seized last month at a Nigerian port. Oh a Misunderstanding that's it we always misplace Artillery rockets and ordnance are always accidentally packed in creates … Continue reading Pay no attention to those weapons in the building supply box