The NOPD report: white man in Jacksonsmith Palais…

I had initially planned to begin and end this post with one simple sentence, “Damn, the NOPD sucks, we knew that, but thanks for spelling it all out for us, in detail, just how much they suck…” But before I hit “publish,” I decided I should perhaps, elaborate on this so I did just that: My former…

My State of the Union…

My fellow Americans… I come before you today to say that the era of rationality is dead. What do I mean? Simple… Being rational has led to hundreds of thousands of foreclosed homes. Being rational has led to the hyper-inflated salary of CEO’s such as Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. Being rational has led…

ACLU Suit Wants Chicago Police Department to Follow the Law

On August 18th, the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago to challenge the Illinois Eavesdropping Act.  The Act, created in 1994, was put on the books to criminalize both private and public recordings made without the consent of all parties involved. Once on the books, the law was largely ignored by the police until…

Hey Chicago – BP’s already spilling into Lake Michigan

Good morning Chicago! Were you aware British Petroleum, scourge of the south is closer to home than many of you may realize? Yes-sir, they have been operating the fourth largest oil refinery adjacent to Lake Michigan for years, and dumping pollution into the lake for just as long. The Whiting Refinery, located in Whiting, Indiana is perilously…