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And how could ANY posting be complete without the almost DAILY example of the Oddfather’s vaunted “Chicago Values”?

And how could ANY posting be complete without the almost DAILY example of the Oddfather’s vaunted “Chicago Values”?

“Next-Door Neighbors Slain Hours Apart”

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130730/chicago/two-men-from-same-block-slain-within-hours-of-each-other

“L’Terrick Benion and Cauirece Graham…knew each other, having lived next door to each other in the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard for years.

And on Monday, both men were killed.

Mary Benion said when she heard gunshots outside her home Monday evening…

After the shooting stopped, she learned her grandson had been shot.

“…I could see him breathing, but after a while it stopped, so I know he died right there,” the grandmother said.

…nine hours earlier…L’Terrick Benion…had…to deliver news to Corey Mays that his son, Cauirece…had been shot…

Graham, 28, was sitting inside the restaurant about 11:55 a.m. when a gunman…fired about eight shots, hitting Graham repeatedly…”

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As if one tragedy involving a moving vehicle and a driver on the phone weren’t enough…..

As if one tragedy involving a moving vehicle and a driver on the phone weren’t enough…..

“Bus Driver Charged In Crash That Killed 8-Month-Old Baby In West New York – Chain Reaction Tragedy Unfolds After Bus Smashes Into Lamppost”

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/30/8-month-old-killed-after-bus-goes-out-control-in-west-new-york/

“…Idowu Daramola, 48…was charged with reckless driving, using a cellphone while driving, and death by auto…

The…bus that went out of control…jumping the curb and striking a lamppost…went on to take out another lamp post and…shade trees before crashing into…parked cars…

…the first lamppost crashed…into a baby carriage.

The baby…Angelie Paredes…the 8-month-old died of massive head injuries. The baby’s mother, Maylin Paredes, was also taken to the hospital in shock.”

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On the phone. If it weren’t such a tragedy, it would almost be a bad joke.

“Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone”

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/spanish-police-open-crash-train-black-boxes

“The driver was on the phone with a colleague and…looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit.

…Francisco Jose Garzon Amo received a call from…national rail company Renfe on his work phone in the cabin…to tell him what approach to take…

The Renfe employee…”appears to be a controller,” a person who organizes train traffic…

“From the…conversation and…background noise…the driver (was) consulting a plan or similar…document.

“…going…119 mph…shortly before the derailment…the driver activated the brakes “seconds before the crash,”… The speed limit on the section…was 50 mph…”

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Headline should read, “Hawaii Solves Homeless Problem”. They’re gonna “shuffle them off to Buffalo”…..or Kansas City…….or Chicago……or wherever. ANYWERE but Hawaii! Hawaii doesn’t have any homeless people of its’ own, silly!! They’re ALL from somewhere ELSE!

Headline should read, “Hawaii Solves Homeless Problem”.  They’re gonna “shuffle them off to Buffalo”…..or Kansas City…….or Chicago……or wherever.  ANYWERE but Hawaii!  Hawaii doesn’t have any homeless people of its’ own, silly!!  They’re ALL from somewhere ELSE!

“Hawaii sets aside $100,000 to offer its 17,000 homeless people one-way airfare back to their home states”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381732/Hawaii-sets-aside-100-000-offer-17-000-homeless-people-way-airfare-home-states.html#ixzz2afiBMI9Z

“ Hawaii is hoping to take the burden off its welfare system by saying aloha to its 17,000 homeless residents.

The state will offer one-way tickets home to any eligible homeless person to anywhere in the continental United States.”

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At LEAST she’s LEAVING!! She SHOULD be leaving in shackles!!!

At LEAST she’s LEAVING!!  She SHOULD be leaving in shackles!!!

“Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/30/homeland-security-loses-track-of-1-million-foreign/

“The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country…

The findings were revealed as Congress debates an immigration bill…

The government does track arrivals, but is years overdue in setting up a system to track departures…

“DHS has not yet fulfilled the 2004 statutory requirement to implement a biometric exit capability, but has planning efforts under way…”

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Oh, but the sound bite sounds SO GOOD!! It doesn’t HAVE to include these pesky “facts”, does it?

Oh, but the sound bite sounds SO GOOD!!  It doesn’t HAVE to include these pesky “facts”, does it?

“Obama Calls Income Gap ‘Wrong’ — After Widening It”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/073013-665705-income-gap-grew-sharply-under-obama.htm#ixzz2af6On2kb

“The president has been decrying the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. to help sell his retread tax-and-spend proposals.

…income inequality is a standard trope for liberals, who always use it to advocate more wealth redistribution.

Obama …leaves out…that income inequality has grown faster on his watch than any time in the past two decades…

…University of California economist Emmanuel Saez shows that since the Obama recovery started in June 2009, the average income of the top 1% grew 11.2%…through 2011.

The bottom 99%…saw their incomes shrink…0.4%.

…121% of the gains…during Obama’s recovery have gone to the top 1%. …the top 1% captured 65% of…gains during the Bush expansion…and 45% of the gains under Clinton’s…”

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“Oh, but you see the GDP really GREW. Why? Well, remember the numbers we gave you for last qtr GDP, that ‘1.8%’? Uh….we’ve had to ‘downwardly revise’ THAT number to ‘1.1%’. So you see, ‘1.7% is REALLY ‘up’. (Until we ‘downwardly revise’ THIS number…..) You can do ANYTHING with numbers!!!

“Oh, but you see the GDP really GREW.  Why?  Well, remember the numbers we gave you for last qtr GDP, that ‘1.8%’?  Uh….we’ve had to ‘downwardly revise’ THAT number to ‘1.1%’.  So you see, ‘1.7% is REALLY ‘up’.  (Until we ‘downwardly revise’ THIS number…..)  You can do ANYTHING with numbers!!!

“Futures flat despite upbeat GDP, private sector employment report”

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100927100

“…U.S. economic growth…accelerated in the second quarter…GDP growing at…1.7%…up from the first-quarter’s downwardly revised 1.1%…”

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WHAT an idea!!! Why didn’t I think of this?!? It’s so obvious. “Stimulate” the hiring sector of the economy……small business…..by TAXING small businesses at a 40% tax rate! BRILLIANT!!

WHAT an idea!!!  Why didn’t I think of this?!?  It’s so obvious.  “Stimulate” the hiring sector of the economy……small business…..by TAXING small businesses at a 40% tax rate!  BRILLIANT!!

“Obama: Top Tax Rate Should Be 28% for Corporations, 40% for Small Businesses”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-top-tax-rate-should-be-28-corporations-40-small-business_742312.html

“Obama’s push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent comes less than a year after he raised the top individual income tax rate, paid by many small businesses, to 39.6 percent.”

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Hold it, John. Let me translate from “RINO-Speak”. “…a pathway to citizenship…is a “fundamental element” of the bill, the “rest of it could be adjusted…” means “The unregistered libtard democrat voters here illegally will begin voting legally so we can ‘back down’ on the voter ID mess and FORGET border security!!!” Right, John?

Hold it, John.  Let me translate from “RINO-Speak”.  “…a pathway to citizenship…is a “fundamental element” of the bill, the “rest of it could be adjusted…” means “The unregistered libtard democrat voters here illegally will begin voting legally so we can ‘back down’ on the voter ID mess and FORGET border security!!!”  Right, John?

“Immigration bill: John McCain says ‘border surge’ isn’t certain”

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/immigration-border-surge-john-mccain-94927.html#ixzz2aefs3jcC

“…McCain…signaled Tuesday…the…boost in border-security…could be one of the provisions…changed in a…compromise.

“We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” McCain said…

“I voted for it so friends of mine would be comfortable that we are securing the border,” McCain said…”

By Doug