Chicago mother’s joint custody of son ripped away by Cook County Illinois judge because she is not vaccinated against COVID-19

Does anyone still believe we are not living in a dystopian nightmare? Cook County judge James Shapiro asked a mom if she was vaccinated during a child support hearing. This question was not prompted by the child’s father or his attorney. The mom answered no because she had bad...

Inflation infected my burger

Ivermectin war on Wikipedia, Jen Psaki is tone deaf, inflation is affecting supermarkets and my cheeseburger, and I travel to Chicago to visit my father....

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Chicago Tribune sees mass exodus of columnists then sends me a subscription increase bill

It didn’t take long for the buyer of the Tribune to gut the once mighty newspaper. Buyouts were offered and all the columnists that were worth reading took their buyouts. The biggest was John Kass and the latest is Dahleen Glanton. I read them both regularly. Not just to...

Stop Rex from Crying!

Episode 8 Value 4 ValueListen to this on Podfriend Shownotes I cover all the stories and more from the past week. Plus if you listen closely you might hear one of my dogs crying because she wants to be let into my office while I’m recording. I start out...

The only TV news program I miss

I never watched a lot of TV news but WGN to me was king of local news. It doesn’t get more Chicago than WGN....

Don’t worry that Mayor Lightfoot might be racist worry about the construction of real institutional racism

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of my hometown, Chicago, Illinois, has outed herself as a possible racist. Here is a quote from the 2 page letter she sent out. The emphasis on two words are mine. I will be exclusively providing one-on-one interviews with journalists of color. Then in the very...

1/5th of a second

That’s the length of time between an empty hand rising and an officer shooting. What decision would you make? The video of the Chicago Police officer shooting Adam Toledo was released. What everyone is showing is the still frame from the video of Toledo’s hand empty just before he...

Chicago is so flush with cash it can provide Guaranteed Basic Income to residents

Some genius Chicago aldermen have the brilliant idea to provide a “Guaranteed Basic Income” to city residents. Alderman Gilbert Villegas, Alderwoman Maria Hadden and Alderwoman Sophia King introduced the resolution to the Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development of the Chicago City Council. “Distributing cash directly to Chicago...

Michael Madigan made a difference alright

Former Illinois Speaker of the House and current head of the Illinois Democrat Party announced his resignation. After nearly 5 decades of controlling the state he’s finally riding off into the sunset. Well… not quite. He’s only stepping down from his position as a representative of his district. He...