Category Archives: Blithe Spirit

The good and the bad, emphasis on Trib and Sun-Times

Rauner’s Illinois Rescue – WSJ

Originally posted on Oak Park Republicans:

Rauner’s Illinois Rescue

The GOP candidate avoids Chris Christie’s campaign mistake.

Tantalizing WSJ head which makes one want to buy into that publication . . .

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Walgreen’s defeater Durbin losing ground to Oberweis

Durbin under 48% approval, Oberweis 40.5%, in Sun-Times poll — with plus or minus 3% leeway. Oberweis has converted major black supporter:

Bishop Larry Trotter, who has supported Durbin in the past, announced Sunday he is switching to Oberweis because of high jobless rates continuing in the black community and Oberweis’ support for a south suburban trauma center. [italics added]

Ah yes, the economy. What do you know?

Word from Tammy D.: Allen West a scumbag

This in mail from the lady who served her country in the military:

It was bad enough that our opponent accepted an endorsement and fundraising help from radical right-wing extremist and former Congressman Allen West.

Who is also a former military person, about which Tammy’s camp offers nary a mention.

But at last night’s big fundraiser, it got worse. During West’s speech last night, he claimed that Tammy has “forgotten her oath” to defend the Constitution as a member of the military, and “taken that oath to a political party.” [italics added]

Tough language — “this gutter political attack,” says Tammy’s man — but from a former military person like Tammy. Which is worth noting.

Paul Schimpf fund-raiser in Glen Ellyn Aug. 30

Jim Bowman:

He’s our anti-Madigan cruising toward an upset, needing $

Originally posted on Oak Park Republicans:

Elect a Marine, not a Madigan

Aug. 30 – 1:00 PM – Fundraiser for Paul Schimpf, Republican Candidate for Attorney General, at Churchill Woods in Glen Ellyn, DuPage Forest Preserve. Dan Proft, Kevin Wiley and Jim Oberweis for U.S. Senate will be speaking. Music and Food.

For more info, contact: Dr. Brian Medley – 708-212-0132. Suggested donation $25.00

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Progressives are different from the rest of us. Here’s how . . .

Progressivism revised down:

Modern “progressives” are not, as some economic conservatives would say, socialists. In fact, today’s so-called progressives are not even particularly progressive, at least in the usual sense of seeking to redistribute wealth from rich to poor.

As Fred Siegel has noted, contemporary progressivism is an upper-middle-class movement that caters to the social libertarianism of coastal elites, while paying lip service to left-wing economic concerns.

Even when modern progressives do support economic development, they often do so in ways that stand traditional progressivism on its head—redistributing wealth upward to favored industries. [paragraphing

They do have their ways of doing things, do they not?

Islam defined anew

Chris Muir character has his say.

From an infidel, what do you expect?

Oak Park’s thieves on bicycycles — nailed by OP cops

Originally posted on Oak Park Newspapers:

Oak Park is handy to young thieves:

“Criminals can simply hop on a bicycle, cross the border to commit crimes and then flee back into a dense urban neighborhood,” said Police Chief Rick Tanksley. He described the situation as “among the disadvantages of sharing a border with [Chicago].” 

Wow. It’s a border. Used to be the city line. Border crossings are at the heart of this problem.

But cops are on the job. Crucial job it is.

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‘A regrettable mistake': New York Times slammed for calling Michael Brown ‘no angel’

Jim Bowman:

But even his lawyer said he was “not perfect.” What’s the problem? And why did he push the store manager around minutes before he broke a cop’s eye socket and then got shot dead? And how about that NY Times culture? Crazy!

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Margaret Sullivan, the New York Times’ public editor, confessed Monday afternoon that a writer’s use of the term “no angel” to describe Michael Brown was “a regrettable mistake” and saying that the 18-year-old killed by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer was no angel seemed “to suggest that this was, altogether, a bad kid.”

New York Times writer John Eligon used the phrase in a profile of Brown published yesterday, and the backlash was profound.

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‘Transparency': Reporters on ‘media lockdown’ at Biden event in Chicago

Jim Bowman:

Thou shalt not see or hear of (very bad) report on Joe Biden down and dirty among friends.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Some reporters seem like they’re getting a little tired of getting the run-around from the most transparent administration in history.

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Look out, Europe; big blow coming out of Iceland again

Iceland’s pesky volcanoes. Again.


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