April 27, 2022

Virtue signaling is the unsubtle and visible way of making a statement – which is that I’m more virtuous and better than you and hold the correct opinions, and you don’t. The term is often used by those on the Right as a smear tactic for those on the Left, but both are guilty of exhibiting the behavior. Some on the Left exhibit the behavior by constantly wearing a COVID mask, driving an electric vehicle to save the planet, and by donating to various popular causes and movements du jour. It’s exhibited by those on the Right by wearing Make America Great Again caps, driving gas-guzzling pickup trucks, owning guns, and donating to the National Rifle Association. But those are just stereotypes and I make no judgement. However, politicians engage in some of this foolishness, but for them virtue signaling is measured by their D-2s which are filed quarterly with the Illinois Board of Elections. The D-2s reflect campaign cash received, expended and on-hand. They call it “victory-signaling.” Maximum campaign bucks minimize the likelihood of defeat. SEE FUNDRAISING CHART attached. Full Article...

April 13, 2022

The word “decapitation” describes the end result of an involuntary separation of one’s head from one’s body. It was very much in use about 230 years ago during the French Revolution, back when guillotines were popular. It was a way to silence opposition – permanently. While the word has been used to describe military and political strategy by the Russian occupation in Ukraine, the word also describes two upcoming Cook County primary contests. One contest involves incumbent Toni Preckwinkle for board president and the other for commissioner (R) in the suburban 17th District involving incumbent Sean Morrison. Analyzed are primary contests in districts 8, 9, and 17.with a candidate CHART. Full Article...

April 6, 2022

Did you know that America had many presidents with a similar philosophy like Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite the fact that this brutal dictator is in a league of his own?
Their philosophy was much like that of Roman general Julius Caesar, who proclaimed "Veni, vidi, vici" or "I came. I saw. I conquered" after his conquest of Asia Minor (now being the majority of Turkey) in 47 B.C. Unfortunately those presidents, which include James Polk, William McKinley, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, were good at arriving and seeing, like Putin, but only Polk and McKinley excelled at conquering. But America has also had a couple of Volodymyr Zelenskyy-type presidents, who repelled foreign incursions onto U.S. soil. They were James Madison and Franklin Roosevelt. It took a while, but they exacted revenge for the British invasion of 1812 at the Battle of New Orleans, and for Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Full Article...

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