Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric

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Jon Stewart, we will miss you!

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June 26, 2015: Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

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As has been pointed out, the following historic words will most likely be spoken at all marriages in the future regardless of one’s sexual orientation. June 26, 2015 is truly a most wonderful day. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy represents the majority opinion when he said:

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

“The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.”


President Obama’s eulogy for Reverend Clementa Pinckney: June 26, 2015

This was an historic moment. A truly moving eulogy speech from our President.

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The entire speech is posted here:


Donald Trump is running for President again

Another Republican clown crams into the circus clown car. All that money wasted to run for office. Thank goodness this idiot has no chance of winning the election in 2016. That money could be better spent towards building an economy that helps the middle class thrive and the poor lift out of poverty. But, NO . . . ego-driven clowns like Donald Trump have money to burn. And, yes, this is a direct quote out of Trump’s mouth when he announced that he’s joining the Republican race for the presidency.

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A tribute to my father on Memorial Day

Hope everyone goes to the Red Lion Pub on Lincoln Avenue to see my Dad’s tribute as well as tributes to soldier of World War I and II.

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On the left is a photo of my Dad, Leonard J. Kohnke. I’m guessing it’s from about 1941 or 1942 when he was enlisted in the army during World War II. On the right is my portrait of my Dad. I love him very much, miss him terribly and am so proud of him. Today in particular, I want to pay tribute to him and all those before and after him who served our country.

My dad, Leonard J. Kohnke, was a wonderful man. He grew up in Chicago, one of 5 children. And, when World War II began, he enlisted in the army. Dad served four years overseas in the Battle of the Bulge, Kasserine Pass, in Morocco, Italy, England, played a part in liberating a concentration camp and was part of the 634th anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons battalion “cited for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy from 16-21 December…

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A tribute to my father on Memorial Day

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On the left is a photo of my Dad, Leonard J. Kohnke. I’m guessing it’s from about 1941 or 1942 when he was enlisted in the army during World War II. On the right is my portrait of my Dad. I love him very much, miss him terribly and am so proud of him. Today in particular, I want to pay tribute to him and all those before and after him who served our country.

My dad, Leonard J. Kohnke, was a wonderful man. He grew up in Chicago, one of 5 children. And, when World War II began, he enlisted in the army. Dad served four years overseas in the Battle of the Bulge, Kasserine Pass, in Morocco, Italy, England, played a part in liberating a concentration camp and was part of the 634th anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons battalion “cited for outstanding performance of duty against the enemy from 16-21 December 1944. During the violent enemy counteroffensive near ST VITH, BELGIUM . . .” The quote is from a letter Dad received dated July 18, 1945. Here’s the entire letter:
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The next time you’re in Lincoln Park, across from the Biograph Theater, visit the Red Lion Pub. Colin, the owner, has renovated his father’s original Red Lion, creating an homage to soldiers who served in World War I and World War II (and all things British). It’s an amazing place with fabulous food and the best of spirits and beers. The owner pays tribute to his father who served in World War I and II. I’m forever grateful to Colin for making a space for my Dad amidst the other soldiers. My Dad’s story is to the left of the bar.

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I love you, Dad . . . you are truly one of the greatest generation.