Daily archives: March 19th, 2009

President Barack Obama on Leno

Obama was incredible on Leno. Great interview. Leno, “Mr. President, this was the greatest night of my life.” Very cool.

This should be the entire appearance.

Republican Rep. LaTourette Tightens His Sphincter

Republicans in Congress are really searching for meaning.  With no policy to advance, they’ve turned into a side show.

That’s a shame, because we could use them.

The majority of Republican governors get it.  But Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-OH, is from another planet:

“Ross Perot when he ran for president in 1992 talked about the giant sucking sound. Well, today, there’s another giant sucking sound going on in Washington D.C. And that’s tightening of sphincters on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue as people are having to explain who put into the stimulus bill this provision of law.”

Enjoy Keith Olbermann above.

Olbermann: Time to Get Tough on Bankers

Olbermann on fire.  Amen.

Gov. Quinn Supports Third Airport

Well, it’s about time.  Illinois has a governor who supports the Third Airport, and this is a governor who, like it or not, says what he means and then acts accordingly.  Quite a difference from “Governor-by-Press-Conference” Blagojevich.

This is excellent news:

Gov. Pat Quinn’s renewed commitment to building a third airport near Chicago earned praise Wednesday from lawmakers in Illinois and Washington.

“We will build a third airport in the south suburbs of Chicago, and we will build it as fast as humanly possible,” Quinn said during his budget address at the state Capitol.

Quinn said the airport – talked about for years – is part of much-needed economic development efforts throughout the state.

The proposed Will County airport has been a pet project of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2nd), who created the Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission to bring the airport to an area near Peotone.

Congressman Jackson is very happy with this news.

The South Suburbs, long-ago orphaned economically by the rest of the state, and, in particular, Chicago, need an economic engine to become even more viable.

There are many reasons for companies to take their businesses out of Chicago and the South Suburbs.  Park Forest just saw a new grocery store open, there are incredible opportunities for development in Matteson and Richton Park, even Olympia Fields.

People in the South Suburbs have been traveling north to spend money for years.  The New Economy is changing all of that.  Fuel prices are keeping people closer to home, and this will show in local economies.

Personally, I’m very pleased with the new governor’s support of the third airport.  It’s time for this project to fly.