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Religion is dying in the USA


A Pew research study finds that 22% of Americans, especially younger adults, now claim no official religious beliefs, the second largest group in the country, after Protestsnts (48%).

This is great news. Of course, the media darlings who love them a huckster or a Palin, or any president who closes any speech with "God bless America," might be taken aback by this. Too bad.

This shows that there still is hope for the country's future.

I believe

That I will celebrate!
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:20 AM (9 replies)

I donated to Jesus Chuy Garcia. Have you?

iCheck in here if you have or will.

Fuck the $3 DNC bullshit. Make it $25, $50, or $100 if you can.
Also fuck rahm and his Dino 3d way assholes. Just realize rahm and Bruce "Scott" Rauner are close friends and ideological brothers.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Mar 2, 2015, 08:44 AM (18 replies)

What a run-off means for Rahm Emanual

It means he better change his shorts, cuz no matter how you cut it, it ain't purdy.

Colon, his top supporter in the Council lost. Two other close supporters are in run-offs, too. Suarez, Alderman AND Deputy Mayor for Rahm, (who ruled the Council with an iron fist) has a run-off.

For Rahm to fail to crack 50% means that his many millions did not help. It means that Obama's Netanyahu-like visit on the eve of the election did not help. (Hint to Obama - Stay out of this local race if you don't want to get splattered with the upcoming mud fight). It means that many people stayed home because they did not want to go and vote for Rahm. It means that Rahm has pretty much peaked, and is in serious trouble in the April election. It also means the Bruce Rauner's closest mayoral friend in the state may not be there after April.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 10:43 AM (30 replies)

Rauner - buyers' remorse?

I have buddies in both municipal, court, and police & sheriffs' offices. Despite my warnings and gentle proddings, a surprising majority of them decided to vote against Gov. Quinn and allowed Bruce "Scott" Rauner to buy the governorship.

Those who I have seen since the state of the onion message have been uniformly depressed by their decisions, especially since they are the ones who will suffer the most.

The problem Rauner has is that both houses of government are against him on most major issues. The problem that the Democrats have is that a governor still has some powers that will create strife and trouble.

Wisconsin, our lovely neighbor to the north, has suffered another decline in average wages, now $800 less than Indiana, which is far lower than Illinois. Rauner's plan is to follow the Wankerstan approach and demolish labor as a political or lobbying force.

Then again, Quinn pretty much ran a campaign as though it was designed by the DNC. No specifics, no answers, just "I'm not as bad as the other guy."
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 03:52 PM (17 replies)

Gov. Kitzhaber just resigned.

Source: NYT

Not unexpected, but still too bad.

Read more: Link to source
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 04:22 PM (15 replies)

When Lindsey Graham withdraws from the GOP POTUS race,

will anyone even notice?

Others destined for the trash bin probably are


Can we get Sarah to run? We need more nuttiness on their side.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 08:14 PM (6 replies)

I just figured out Keystone!

The reason we need to import Canadian shale oil, skip 13 closer refineries, take it to Houston, refine it, pump it aboard an oil tanker, and ship it to Cuba is because they have no oil, and if we supply it, we can use those billions to pay for our rent to maintain our Guantamino military base, airstrips, and large military presence. And kick Mother Russia in the teeth again.

So, Keystone is an anti-Russian plot.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 06:19 PM (2 replies)

time to ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign immediately.

I've heard the stories about how the Obama administration thoroughly dislikes and mistrusts her. I've seen how lame and irrational our approach to 2014 was. And I recall the days of Howard Dean, when we fought in 50 states, when we put up candidates in every single local district, and we had some simple, unified, and effective messages.

The successes of Dean have been tossed into the trash, and with it the election of 2014.

We need to reward success, punish failure, and fix what is broken. The DNC, the DCCC, and the DSCC are broken. Time to clean house, starting with the worst DNC leader I can ever recall us having.

We need to fix things, and I cannot think of a better way to start.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Nov 5, 2014, 10:38 AM (12 replies)

Cook County asks for permission to start counting early

There are a very large number of absentee votes coming in. So many, that the voting counters claim that they would be unable to get a tally if they are forced to wait until the polls close. It is likely that they will be given permission to start counting now, so long as all of the results are kept quiet.

High turn out? Good for the governor, the senator, and most of those Ds running for the house.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:26 PM (5 replies)

The real loser in the gov's race

Rauner & Quinn are still tied, and it really depends on whether Madigan wants Quinn to prevail. His army is enough to determine the election.

However, the real loser is the Suntimes. Given how bad and unreadable the Trib has become, down to a 3d grade ejukashun, the Suntimes still had some things going for it - the best sports section, four crosswords, sudoku and ken ken, and some pretty savvy political reporters.

After the Suntimes endorsed Rauner, then quashed a story about the dealings and wheelings of his company, while he was in charge, they lost all credibility. No wonder that their best state political reporter quit. McKinney was sharp, wrote well, and hard working. His own credibility is strong, the Suntimes had better look in a mirror.

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 25, 2014, 09:45 AM (2 replies)
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