Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Leave Letterman alone

Letterman is getting skewered for a joke. What happened to freedom of speech? Oh yeah, we are living in a generation of wimps with thin skin. When I heard the joke I assumed he was talking about the older daughter. It was funny.

It came out that the younger daughter was at the game. Oops. But what funny person do you know that has NEVER gotten a fact wrong when going for a laugh. It happens.

We are living in a generation where there is no tolerance for anything in some misguided quest to create tolerance of everything. We are raising kids that go to schools that give out "Did not pass" grades instead of "Fail". Guess what? We're not doing them any favors. Live is hard sometimes. People are mean sometimes. Learn to live with it or you are in for a difficult time for the rest of your life. Calling for a boycott of Letterman's sponsors is misguided and, I imagine, largely led by conservatives who normally support freedom of speech. I mean really, is one bad joke enough to ruin someone's career?

Funny how intolerant people are of other people's mistakes.

Let he who is without sin...

Monday, June 8, 2009

I had to respond to the Ticketmaster

Is this Ticketmaster guy on theexpiredmeter.com drinking the Kool Aid or what?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Quinn's Wrong Targets

This is an excellent piece on what's wrong with IL and why, even though I am on the board of a not-for-profit severely impacted by this, I will not support the tax increase proposed.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This is what my business is like

I stood up for ethics. Where were you?!?!?

I stood up for ethics. Where were you?!?!?
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0527edit2may27,0,7794159.story

More of the same political BS.

Furthermore, the state budget office would be fired from every corporation if they produced quarterly reports like the ones here: http://www.state.il.us/budget/qfr.asp
There is absolutely nothing of value in those reports. They are a sales job to defend more taxes. Why don’t you stand up for transparency in government? Why don’t you stand up against pension abuse? Why don’t you stand up against urban sprawl which figures into the $13B out of $20B in the capital budget being proposed.

Julie Hamos sent me this email:
Dear John,
Thank you for signing our petition calling for campaign contribution caps in Illinois. It is time for action – and we need your voice to be heard.
If you have not already, please contact your state legislator today and encourage them to support campaign contribution caps at $2,400.
Please stay in touch - I read every email message.
Sincerely,