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  • 'Gay' advocates cook up Chick-fil-A fairytale

    09/20/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 37 replies
    WND ^ | September 20, 2012 | Dave Tombers
    “Gay” media organizations and the mainstream press have headlined over the last two days Chick-fil-A’s “change” that they claim means the company suddenly is promising not to discriminate against homosexuals – and that it would stop giving money to those organizations that promote traditional marriage. But it appears the facts are that the company’s anti-discrimination policy remains just as it was months ago .. and its donations appear to have had no new directive applied. It was a statement from The Civil Rights Agenda that prompted the recent headlines. The statement said of the Cathy family’s foundation, the WinShape Foundation,...
  • Chick-fil-A, Chicago alderman strike agreement [Guess Who Lost?]

    09/19/2012 2:33:05 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 41 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/19/12 | Leon Stafford
    A Chicago alderman who had threatened to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in his community says he will no longer stand in the chicken chain’s way after company leaders agreed to create policies that support the gay, lesbian and transgendered community. Proco “Joe” Moreno said in a statement Tuesday that Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has placed in a company document an agreement that directs its employees to treat people of all backgrounds with “honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.” The chain also said it would refrain from engaging in political or social...
  • Chicago Teachers Vote to Continue Strike

    09/16/2012 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Chicago Teachers Vote to Continue Strike By STEPHANIE BANCHERO The Chicago public school teachers strike entered its second week after the teachers union declined Sunday to call off a week-long walkout that has catapulted the city into the national debate over teacher evaluations and job security. Only hours earlier, Chicago Teachers Union officials had trumpeted new concessions they said they had extracted from Mayor Rahm Emanuel during talks to settle the strike that started last Monday and has canceled classes for 350,000 students in the nation's third largest district. The vote to continue the strike came Sunday night by the...
  • Why Chicago Teachers Hate Rahm: How the Teachers Union Got to the Point of a Strike

    09/13/2012 9:12:48 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 46 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | September 12, 2012 | Ben Jorvasky
    Having spent the better part of a week asking teachers why they'd risk a public backlash by going on strike, I've concluded that the answer is best summed up by what one told me at their Labor Day rally: "Mayor Emanuel's pushed us to the limit. He's the world's biggest asshole." Actually, I think he may have dropped the F-bomb once—or twice. But I'm trying to clean things up since this is a family newspaper, dammit! But here's the bottom line: so much of this fight is fueled by the animosity of thousands of teachers toward one man. Emanuel increased...
  • Beware of Backfire - Striking Chicago teachers may turn Illinois into Wisconsin.

    09/12/2012 12:59:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 66 replies
    City Journal ^ | 11 September 2012 | Christian Schneider
    If Wisconsin governor Scott Walker has spent the last 18 months painting a portrait of public-employee unions as intransigent and selfish, the Chicago Teachers Union this week provided him with confirmation. On Monday, 25,000 Chicago teachers (average salary: $76,000 before benefits) walked out of their classrooms, leaving nearly 350,000 schoolchildren and their parents in the lurch. The teachers are fighting to protect their lavish pay and benefit packages and also trying to stave off a new accountability plan that would evaluate their effectiveness using studentsÂ’ test scores. The Chicago strike serves as a counterpoint to events in Wisconsin after WalkerÂ’s...
  • Fighting crime a 'day-to-day' effort, top cop says (Chicago barf alert)

    09/09/2012 2:31:14 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09 sept 2012 | John P. Huston
    So far this month, the number of homicides has surpassed an average of one per day. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy found some consolation in that statistic on Saturday. “The fact is, we’re doing better than we were doing before,” McCarthy said, after a press conference highlighting a citywide youth anti-violence campaign that recently ended. Through noon Saturday, there were 10 homicides for the month in Chicago — including two gun-related deaths shortly before McCarthy’s press conference, according to reports. There were 15 homicides through Sept. 8 last year, Chicago police statistics show.
  • A Brutal Afghan Clan Bedevils the U.S.

    09/25/2011 4:51:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    The Times ^ | September 24th 2011 | Mark Mazzetti, Scott Shane and Alissa J. Rubin.
    WASHINGTON — They are the Sopranos of the Afghanistan war, a ruthless crime family that built an empire out of kidnapping, extortion, smuggling, even trucking. They have trafficked in precious gems, stolen lumber and demanded protection money from businesses building roads and schools with American reconstruction funds. They safeguard their mountainous turf by planting deadly roadside bombs and shelling remote American military bases. And they are accused by American officials of being guns for hire: a proxy force used by the Pakistani intelligence service to carry out grisly, high-profile attacks in Kabul and throughout the country. Today, American intelligence and...
  • Chicago mayor shifting to pro-Obama super PAC

    09/05/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | JACK GILLUM
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (rahm ih-MAN'-yoo-uhl) is leaving President Barack Obama's campaign so he can raise cash for an independent "super" political action committee trying to help the president win a second term. An Obama campaign aide confirmed Wednesday that Emanuel is making the switch to the Priorities USA Action super PAC.
  • Emanuel Cutting Short Trip to Democratic National Convention

    09/04/2012 9:27:30 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | September 3, 2012 | Steve Miller
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he’d originally planned. Originally, the mayor had planned to be in Charlotte from Tuesday through Friday morning. Now, his Communications Director Sarah Hamilton tells Newsradio that Emanuel has changed his plans. Hamilton insisted the mayor’s shortened trip to the convention doesn’t have anything to do with a possible teachers strike. She said Emanuel’s abbreviated trip likewise doesn’t have anything to do with the city’s higher murder rate this year.
  • Obama Is Not a Chicago Politician

    08/29/2012 9:22:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | August 29, 2012 | Anonymous
    In a curious column the Sun-Times' Mark Brown denies that President Obama has much to do with Chicago Politics. Curious because the preponderance of evidence that Brown offers is that President Obama is a typical Chicago politician, working in league with donors and other politicians to fleece their consituents and taxpayers. Here’s Mark Brown arguing against himself
  • 2 dead, 18 wounded in overnight shootings across Chicago

    08/18/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 18, 2012 | Peter Nickeas with Jeremy Gorner
    Twenty people were shot, two fatally, across the city Friday night and Saturday morning. The weekend's violence started about 6:20 p.m. Friday.......... [The article runs about 1000 words, listing locations and times of crimes, the sex and ages of casualties and where on their bodies everyone was shot]
  • Mayo Clinic: Rep. Jesse Jackson being treated for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08/13/2012 | Katherine Skiba
    U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.is undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said today. Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the statement. The statement added: “Many Americans have bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder is a treatable condition that affects parts of the brain controlling emotion, thought and drive and is most likely caused by a complex set of genetic and environmental factors. Congressman Jackson underwent bariatric surgery in 2004, specifically a duodenal switch. This type...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder, Mayo Clinic says

    08/13/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012, 6:30 PM | AP
    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a Chicago Democrat who took a hushed medical leave two months ago, is being treated for bipolar disorder, the Mayo Clinic announced Monday. The Rochester, Minn.-based clinic specified his condition as Bipolar II, which is defined as periodic episodes of depression and hypomania. Hypomania is a less serious form of mania. "Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength," the clinic said in a statement...
  • For a Soaring Political Career (Jesse Jackson, Jr.), Uncertain Turns

    07/13/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | July 13, 2012 | MONICA DAVEY
    CHICAGO — A few years ago, the political career of Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was soaring. His appeal had long since crossed race and class lines — a Barack Obama before anyone heard of Barack Obama — and he seemed destined for a political future that could reach higher and wider than that of his father, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate whose name he shared. But Mr. Jackson’s prospects have tumbled precipitously since the end of 2008. Most recently, Mr. Jackson, 47, has been absent from Congress since June 10, and in the last few weeks...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for ‘mood disorder,’ his office says

    07/12/2012 3:58:24 AM PDT · by drpix · 25 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Ed O'Keefe and Rosalind S. Helderman
    {Buried last paragraph of article:} He has been under investigation by the House Ethics Committee in recent years over allegations that he improperly raised money for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D) in an effort to win appointment to the Senate seat formerly held by President Obama. As part of a corruption investigation, Blagojevich was heard on a tape saying that Raghuveer Nayak, an associate of Jackson, had offered to pay $1.5 million to the governor if the congressman was appointed to the Senate. Nayak was arrested last month on unrelated fraud charges just days after Jackson’s medical leave began....
  • DOJ hits Gibson with $300K fine in settlement over exotic wood raids

    08/07/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Did you get here Googling "exotic wood raids?" Is this not what you expected? I'm sorry. Settle in for some hot public policy.Last we checked in with Gibson, the famed Tennessee guitar maker had been raided twice by armed federal agents, who seized almost $500,000 in exotic wood imported from India and Madagascar and shut down production. The ebony and rosewood in question have been used for decades to make the instrument's fingerboards and are integral to their style and sound, the company said. (Great video background from Reason, here.)This week, Gibson settled with the government in a "criminal enforcement...
  • Justice Department investigates Las Vegas Sands Corp. [Obamugabe attacks Republican donor]

    08/06/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | 8/6/12
    The Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions of dollars of potentially laundered money transferred to its casinos by two high-rolling Las Vegas gamblers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
  • BOMBSHELL: Obama chief of staff Daley briefed on Solyndra concerns six months before bankruptcy

    08/03/2012 6:54:46 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Solyndra scandal took a big step up the ladder today, as ABC News uncovers new evidence that shows fears over a collapse reached all the way into the West Wing. An OMB analyst tried to raise red flags on the Obama administration’s attempt to rescue the now-bankrupt green-tech firm, before the Department of Energy rejected her advice and restructured the loans in March 2011, which illegally subordinated taxpayers in case of default. An e-mail from Kelly Colyar in August 2011 reminded recipients that she had predicted that very scenario — and that White House chief of staff had been...
  • Obama's Signature Move: Unsealing Private Records

    08/01/2012 6:37:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/1/12 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney presents one enormous problem for Barack Obama's campaign: No divorce records. That's why the media are so hot to get their hands on Romney's tax records for the past 25 years. They need something to "pick through, distort and lie about" -- as the Republican candidate says. Obama's usual campaign method, used in 100 percent of his races, has been to pry into the private records of his opponents. Democrats aren't going to find any personal dirt on the clean-cut Mormon, so they need complicated tax filings going back decades in order to create the illusion of scandal...
  • Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2012
    First Amendment: The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination. Want fries with that righteous indignation? Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build a store in his trendy ward after hearing that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, had stated in an interview that he believed in marriage as between one man and one woman. Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a...