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?
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.
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?
Chris Muir character has his say.
From an infidel, what do you expect?
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!
Thou shalt not see or hear of (very bad) report on Joe Biden down and dirty among friends.
Clergy to the pulpit barricades!
AURORA IL – Sunday evening, the Illinois Family Institute hosted several hundred Illinoisans who gathered at Aurora Christian School to hear Pastor, Author, and Oklahoma State Representative Dan Fisher call for Illinois clergy to “wake up” and join a modern day Black Robed Regiment.
The Black Robed Regiment was the name the British placed on the American clergy during the Founding Era (a backhanded reference to the black robes they wore). The British blamed the Black Robed Regiment for American Independence, and American leaders agreed
” We’re all Catholics now,” the Episcopal priest said at a rally in the Federal center a few years back, referring to the impingements on religious liberty fostered by ObamaCare.
Trouble is, in N. Illinois the RC priests are mostly liberals politically, if not in every other way.
However, I heard an excellent sermon pre-election day 2012 at St. John Vianney, Northbrook, at the 10 a.m. Latin mass. Quite good indeed.
Asked to pony up to make things fair? Look out.
A sure sign that someone is making an argument for a policy that will unjustly pick the pockets of consumers in order to artificially and unjustly inflate the revenues of some producers is that person’s use of the term “level playing field.” This phrase is almost always a smiley-face mask for a plea for special privileges for certain producers. (I say “almost always,” although I honestly cannot recall a single instance of the phrase “level playing field” being used in any way other than the way I describe here. I could easily and truthfully drop the “almost.”)
My best example of that is, while quizzing possible school board candidates some years ago, hearing one man, a successful marketing entrepreneur with good instincts about how to deal with people, say uneven results ipso facto called for “leveling the playing field.” It had been leveled, but not enough, not until we got leveled or at least better results!