Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Europe approaches civil war!

Muslims attack a priest saying mass!

Meanwhile in the U.S. Clinton's VP pick Tim Kaine, calls for the legalization of all illegal immigrants as he fails to distinguish between Latinos and Muslims. Kaine's proposal

All of this brought by halfwitted politicians who will say or do anything for a vote. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mount Greenwood

I like the new look. New sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting. The whole project looks great. Long overdue. Very good work Ald. O'Shea. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Bizarre Hillary Clinton behavior caught on film!

Did she have a seizure or was she mocking something? You be the judge? Is her health suspect?  SEE THE VIDEO

Half of the teachers are virtually illiterate?


I know allot of teachers and think they are pretty smart people. Then I thought, there are allot of teachers I don't know. Maybe Rauner was trying to say something. Perhaps his comments were taken out of context. Then just as fast, in what has become his typical wimpy self, Rauner is on TV apologizing for...........trying to have a conversation? The full text of what he wrote is below as reported in the Chicago Tribune.

What kind of leadership is that? He is the governor in a state where the quality of education in the largest school district, is questionable at best. He speculates as to what the problems could be and as soon as he is challenged he apologizes and runs away.

So what is the truth? Do we have a problem with the quality of some of our teachers? Are problem teachers being protected by the huge bureaucratic CPS? Are we doing everything we can to properly educate the children or are we turning a blind eye to the problem?

Gov. Bruce Rauner once told some of Chicago's wealthiest and most influential civic leaders that half of Chicago Public Schools' teachers "are virtually illiterate" and half of the city's principals are "incompetent," according to emails Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration released Thursday under a court order.
Rauner made the assertion five years ago when he was a wealthy private equity executive and an active participant in Chicago school reform. His emails were part of a discussion with affluent education reform activists connected to the nonprofit Chicago Public Education Fund, including Penny Pritzker, now U.S. commerce secretary; billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin; Chicago investment executive Mellody Hobson; and Helen Zell, wife of billionaire real estate magnate Sam Zell.
"Teacher evaluation is critically important, but in a massive bureaucracy with a hostile union, where 50% of principals are managerially incompetent and half of teachers are virtually illiterate, a complete multi-dimensional evaluation system with huge subjectivity in it will be attacked, manipulated and marginalized — the status quo will prevail," Rauner wrote in a December 2011 email arguing for a strong system of teacher and principal evaluations in the district. "It's much more critical that we develop a consistent, rigorous, objective, understandable measure and reporting system for student growth upon which all further evaluation of performance will depend."
Asked on Thursday about the governor's characterization of Chicago educators, Rauner spokesman Lance Trover issued an apology on the governor's behalf. Chicago Tribune

Friday, July 22, 2016

A sure way to judge a man

The Republican nominee with some of his children

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pray for Law Enforcement

There will be a Mass for the safety of law enforcement personnel at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, July19, 2016 at Holy Redeemer Church in Evergreen Park. There will be a Rosary service at 5:30 P.M. 

This mass is held on the third Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.