July 26, 2006
Quote of the Year
--Qasim Chaalan, Lebanese Red Cross medic, upon leaving the hospital early to return to work after being wounded when his ambulance was intentionally fired upon by Israelis.
Five Myths That Sanction Israel's War Crimes
July 25, 2006
Striving for Less
Daley's tax-exempt, buy-city-land-for-a-dollar ministers on a string then chimed in, with the tunnel-visioned Bishop Arthur Brazier of the Apostolic Church of God bleating, "This is a union fight. I don't think the aldermen ought to be stalking horses for the unions. (???) Let Wal-Mart build their stores. Then, let the unions organize." I don't think the good bishop even has a clue about the lengths Wal-Mart has gone and will go to prevent unions from organizing. They spend millions to employ private firms that specialize in union-busting, and will even simply shut down a store for union activity. If that happens here, what explanation will the godly Daley yes-men have then?
The mayor and his placated posse of anti-union community leaders are right about one thing--if the ordinance passes, there is no way in hell Wal-Mart will build a store on the south or west side of the city. However, they will most likely build in border towns like Evergreen Park or Cicero where some can still find a job relatively close to home or shop nearby for good old discounted American products (made in China).
July 05, 2006
Kenny Boy found dead, dead, dead!!!