Category Archives: Technology

Social Media Doughnut

“As you ramble on through Life, Brother, whatever be your Goal, keep your eye upon the Doughnut and not upon the hole” takes on new social meaning….

Advocates for Intercity Passenger Rail Call on Congress and President Obama to Increase Funding for Rail in Stimulus Plan

[Cross-posted at Midwest High Speed Rail, Improving Amtrak Incrementally] Chicago Union Station, Great Hall Thursday, January 29th, 12:30 pm Contacts: Representative Elaine Nekritz, Chair of the Illinois House Rail Committee Paris Ervin, Illinois Department of Transportation Rick Harnish, Midwest High Speed Rail Association Laura Kliewer, Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission ADVOCATES FOR INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL […]

Now Posting At Midwest High Speed Rail

If you’re interested in transportation policy you might want to take a look at my first post at Midwest High Speed Rail – where I use a Google Map to show rail projects that are ‘stimulus ready’ for the incoming Obama Administration.

2009 Predictions

Here’s are some thoughts about what the new year may hold – some seem pretty obvious, others are educated guesswork – while many are positive, some are not. In Illinois: – Soon-to-be former Governor Rod Blagojevich will be impeached. – Soon-to-be Governor Pat Quinn will get ethics legislation through the General Assembly early that will […]

Bill Ford’s Environmentalism – What’s Up With His Car Company?

I’ve been asking myself how Bill Ford for years could tout the ‘future environment’ of more environmentally friendly cars – and the company he largely controls could ignore the environment to its current peril. Here’s a take on how it happened.

Revenge Of The Electric Car

Over the past week plus I’ve been thinking about the incredible irony of a company forced to produce it’s future, determined to destroy it’s future, and succeeding – leading to its destruction. In the 1990’s GM killed an electric car it was forced to produce by California. Today Deutsche Bank declared GM stock shares worthless, […]

Foster Snags Sun-Times Endorsement From Oberweis In IL-14

I was and am proud to have supported Bill Foster for the Congressional 14th District seat in the special election earlier this year. Bill’s victory was a great victory for the residents of the 14th District, who have gained a hardworking, serious representative fighting for their interests in Congress. It’s nice to see that the […]

“Downers Grove” On TV – Who Knew?

Sometimes I get unusual press releases, but this is a first (my commentary in brackets): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IT’S ALIVE! [This sounds dangerous – should we release it?] THE WB IS OFFICIALLY BACK IN BUSINESS, WITH THE PUBLIC LAUNCH TODAY OF THEWB.COM New Destination Features Original Series From Top Hollywood Creators and Digital Mavens, and […]

Senator Dick Durbin’s Interactive Attempt To Get Olympics In 2016

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has a new website,, to gather petition signatures urging the International Olympic Committee to pick Chicago for the 2016 Olympics. The site allows visitors to submit a video saying why Chicago should host the Olympics. A winning video will be selected and featured on Senator Durbin’s website. Beyond organizing supporters […]

Lisle Dems Launch New Website

Still a work in progress, but congratulations to the Lisle team lead by Troy in putting this new Lisle Township Democrats website together!