Archive For The “Opinion” Category

Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

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Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women Beauty pageants are just that, about beauty. It doesn’t mean other people are ugly. It means that there are some who are more beautiful. The others only become ugly when we stigmatize the beautiful as being “obscene” and we start to implement politically correct ideas to make…

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Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr

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Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr

Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr’s racist reference to Valerie Jarrett is irresistible and Barr rightly apologized. But was ABC TV’s decision to punish Roseanne by cancelling her hit TV series revival warranted? Or, is it the result of a double standard fueled by news media bias against Barr because of her open support…

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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

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Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran

Finally, making a “confirmed killing” as a veteran As a veteran serving during the Vietnam War, I didn’t feel I was receiving the benefits that so many often brag are being given to veterans. I did receive the G.I. Bill back in the 1970s but, since then, there hasn’t been much. Until now, as more…

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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy Roseanne Barr said something stupidly racist about Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett responded saying we should take it as a “teaching moment.” But what kind of “teaching moment” can we have in an America that is deeply divided, caught in the middle between extremist politics…

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used the confusing…

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Media bias against President Trump harms this country

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Media bias against President Trump harms this country

Media bias against President Trump harms this country When President Trump complained that his campaign was being “wiretapped” by the Obama administration and Obama FBI, the mainstream news media howled against him saying that was ridiculous. Now, one year later, we learn that the FBI under Obama inserted an undercover agent into Trump’s campaign. Instead…

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

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Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters

Silence is not golden when eating at the movie theaters From drive-in movies in the 1950s and 1960s where we could eat and even bring our own food to the super digital movies where you can have dinner delivered to your seat. It’s great to be able to eat, but once-in-awhile, some movies are not…

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Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals

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Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals

Rauner puts focus back on residents, not criminals Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is speaking out for the rights of crime victims, making them the priority and reversing a trend in which the focus has been placed on the criminals. Suspects convicted of mass murder or killing law enforcement officers deserve the death penalty. Rauner should…

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Destroying American history because of racial politics

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Destroying American history because of racial politics

Destroying American history because of racial politics The wave of attacks against symbols of the civil war is undermining the history of this nation for political reasons and is driven by a form of reverse racism. Statues and markers recognizing icons of the South from the civil war are being targeted because of reverse racism…

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the weakening…

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Whatsa matta, Yu?

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Whatsa matta, Yu?

Whatsa matta, Yu? Cubs’ big free agent struggling, needs help By Steve Metsch The big question in Chicago baseball this season isn’t if the White Sox will lose 100 games, which looks like a safe bet. It’s “whatsa matta, Yu?” As in, what’s the matter with the Cubs’ free agent darling, starting pitcher Yu Darvish….

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Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos

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Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos

Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos Apple touts iCloud as the best system to store your important photos and that they care about your lives. The truth is Apple doesn’t care about your life and only cares about profits. Apple makes it easy to upload your photos to iCloud but it…

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