Obama as un-super man

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
From Edward Klein’s excellent book The Amateur: With all of Obama’s rhetorical brilliance and flash, he went into the phone booth as Superman and came out as Clark Kent. —Presidential historian Fred I. Greenstein For which I gave a chuckle and a cheer.

The Mike and Lisa show: How judges are picked in Cook County

Mike Madigan made a little list of lawyers he considered “excellent” candidates for associate judges’ jobs and passed it on to the 275 Cook County judges, who decide. About half of those on Madigan’s list made political donations to his daughter, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, the state’s highest law enforcement official. Campaign contributions are common…

A message in the labeling

Originally posted on Blithe Spirit:
Know what you are saying: “…..These two individuals and many other voices out of the Obama administration refer to them as ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant). The group has professed the establishment of an Islamic caliphate and refers to itself as IS (Islamic State). The manner in…