Long view on Oak Park policing – Oak Park

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Publisher Dan Haley looks back in barely concealed regret about policing.

But it is true that police departments come to reflect the communities they serve. And for all of Oak Park’s genuine progressive bonhomie, it always came with a giant side of “protect us from the West Side.”

That explains the cul-de-sacs all along Austin Boulevard. It explains the active othering of Austin, a neighborhood that when it was Irish, German, Italian and Greek, was our sister community.

He’s been biting his tongue about the cul-de-sacs, apparently, which to us at the corner of Humphrey and Randolph, to name one of the corners that welcomed them, were wholly beneficial as making for a pleasant block. Some, I know, saw it as a slap at black Austin. If it was that at all, and I think not, it was quite a bit more than that.

Dan closes, out of nowhere I…

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Dan Moroney withdraws from race for village president – Oak Park

He’s been there, done that, in Oak Park, but . . .

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Painting a gloomy picture of what’s in store for the village.

“I have come to a point where I no longer have the necessary drive, belief or desire to proceed with what I set out to do two months ago,” Moroney said in an email thanking his campaign supporters.

“Although my concern for Oak Park has increased during this time, my confidence has diminished regarding how much can be done to alter its downward political trajectory.”

Hopeless task, he says.

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Education bill to revamp social studies classes – Oak Park

Overhauling curriculum to correct what?

Improve how?

That is the question in a time of history wars in re: blacks and whites and reds all over, pulling down statues, renaming places including schools.

What’s gonna be taught in Illinois public schools? And non-public too in some places.

Twitter is trying to silence us

This is how it works, ladies and gents. Stinko stuff.

Last Sunday, Catholic World Report was notified by email that its Twitter account had been locked for violating Twitter’s rules against “hateful conduct.” Despite our repeated requests for an explanation, our account has not been reinstated.

The offending tweet was a straightforward news article about the Biden administration’s appointment of transgender Dr. Rachel Levine to the Department of Health and Human Services. This seems to be what put us in Twitter’s crosshairs.

You can read more about this situation here.

At CWR, we remain committed to providing you with the very best Catholic journalism — the news, opinion, and analysis you can trust. We hope our faithful readers will continue to support us in these challenging times.


Reporting can be hating, remember that. Oligarchs decide, and oligarchs have their points of view, do they not. Leftward ho.

Candidates need skillsets, not skeletons in the closet – Oak Park

Ready for some common sense?

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White man’s complaint.

Some folks have been up in arms that a white guy filed objections to the nominating petitions of two Black men for village trustee. I’m far more concerned over the information [that] objector Kevin Peppard uncovered on Anthony Clark and Chibuike Enyia, regardless of whether or not it disqualified them from the ballot. The information Peppard uncovered should disqualify both men from getting the vote of any citizen who cares about character and competence.

Candidate One:

Chibuike Enyia’s attorney publicly acknowledged Enyia entered into a “deferred judgment plea” in which he was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and sentenced to three years of probation for delivery of a controlled substance. Because of that, “a felony judgment [wa]s never entered.”

Enyia actually had the gall to label Peppard’s objection “false and defamatory.” Effectively saying, yeah, it quacks, and sure, it waddles, but don’t you dare call it…

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How the Vatican tried to suppress criticism of the new president | Holy Smoke | The Spectator

Sunday sermons, weekday observations

Plans were made to do just that.

Cardinal Blase Cupich, the ambitious left-wing archbishop of Chicago, must have imagined that Joe Biden’s inauguration last week would be a moment to savour. He and a small number of his liberal colleagues, known as ‘the Biden bishops’, have been working tremendously hard to make sure that, once their candidate was elected, any mention of his radical support for abortion would be sotto voce and preferably inaudible. They thought they’d succeeded.

It was a best-made plan . . .

But then things went spectacularly wrong. The president of the US bishops’ conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, drafted a statement on behalf of his colleagues that not only mentioned Biden’s pro-choice activism but also drew attention to the fact that the new administration planned to remove certain legal protections or ‘conscience rights’ from Americans who won’t participate in abortions or other…

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Former Pfizer VP: ‘No need for vaccines,’ ‘the pandemic is effectively over’

Got to wonder how widespread this judgment is.

November 23, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – While Pfizer pharmaceutical made headlines announcing the imminent release of their COVID-19 vaccine, to much fanfare, a former Vice President and Chief Scientist for the company has flatly rejected the need for any vaccines to bring the COVID-19 pandemic to an end.

In a recent article, Dr. Michael Yeadon, who “spent over 30 years leading new [allergy and respiratory] medicines research in some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies,” and retired from Pfizer with “the most senior research position in this field,” wrote:

There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You also don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.

Old news as it is.

Pfizer COVID jab warning: No breastfeeding, avoid pregnancy for 2 months, unknown fertility impacts

Would like to stay up to date on such accounts.

WESTMINSTER, England, December 4, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Government produced safety instructions for a new coronavirus vaccine indicate that it should not be used by pregnant or breast-feeding mothers and children. In addition, they state that it is unknown what effect the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine will have on fertility.

The ten-page “Reg 174 Information for UK Healthcare Professionals” describes the vaccine, how it is to be stored, diluted, and administered, and the trial studies carried out to test it. To be effective, the vaccine is supposed to be administered twice. In a section called “Fertility, pregnancy and lactation,” the guide says there is “no or limited data” on the vaccine. Therefore, it is not recommending its use for pregnant women.

Could be, might be, take your choice.