Thursday, July 12, 2012


Now that the Louis Freeh report, documenting the 14 year reign of child molestation by Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has thoroughly demolished the reputation of Penn State University, we need one more demolition. Penn State officials, as part of their redemption process, should get out the biggest sledgehammer around and smash the seven foot, nine hundred pound statute of Coach Joe Paterno, standing smugly in front of Beaver Stadium, to bits. In its place they should erect a much smaller statute - of an anonymous little boy, with an anguished face and an outstretched arm. The inscription at the base should read: "Somebody, anybody, please help me".

Also published in the Chicago Sun Times, July 15, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told CNN that "nobody knows" whether Mitt Romney committed tax evasion after Vanity Fair magazine reported he kept a nice chunk of his 200 million dollar fortune in "more than a dozen entities in Bermuda, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands". Gibbs said we need to see more than 2 years of tax returns Romney released for his presidential run instead of the 23 years of tax returns Romney submitted to the McCain 2008 campaign when he was seeking the VP spot. McCain passed over Romney for Sarah Palin.

We know Romney described job outsourcing as "off shoring" when he was called out about job outsourcing by the Obama campaign. If Romney doesn't want us to conclude he also off shored his tax liability, he needs to cough up those other 21 years of tax returns.