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Obama, "Check, Please!" and the South Side

(2) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 6:34 PM

There are lots of links to and posts about Barack Obama's appearance on the local food show "Check, Please!" The show highlights restaurants picked by the guests that are critiqued after they all have eaten at each other's selections. Obama's pick was the Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop on...

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Barack Obama's White House Chef

(15) Comments | Posted November 11, 2008 | 6:03 PM

To be the White House's resident chef is to truly serve at the pleasure of the president. I don't think I'd want Homaro Cantu's Moto-style cuisine daily, but you never know.

The smart money seems to be on Oprah's former personal chef, Art Smith, Mexican chef Rick Bayless or...

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The Anticlimactic Election?

(6) Comments | Posted November 4, 2008 | 11:17 AM

Our country sure knows how to hype events. Movie releases, sporting events, new products, elections. Sometimes things live up to expectations and sometimes they don't. However, what they all have in common is us. We are the audience: for the movie, the World Series, the iPod. We are not players,...

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Campaign of "Crazy Talk"

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2008 | 7:02 PM

I've been spending a few days in Raleigh, North Carolina after a few days in Minneapolis and have been privy to plenty of political advertisements. I also watched a few hours of Fox News and my bewilderment has only increased. The following are reasons McCain is giving to vote for...

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Will the GOP Lose Gracefully?

(4) Comments | Posted October 20, 2008 | 4:17 PM

While it's far from over, there is definitely a chance that the GOP will lose this upcoming election. They might not only lose the presidential election but also lose seats in the House and Senate. It's interesting to see how the party handles these races and whether they acknowledge the...

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Vote Yes on Prop 2 and NO to Industrial Farming

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2008 | 3:12 PM

Even though this is a West Coast election issue it was originally posted on Chicago Foodies and cross-posted here.

If only we lived in California. This should be adopted in Illinois and all states.

On the ballot In California is a proposition to guarantee humane treatment of animals raised...

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Making Sense of ACORN

(15) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 2:27 PM

It seems that ACORN is the GOP scapegoat this year. They tipped their hands when they labeled Obama a dastardly "community organizer" repeatedly at their convention. That was before this hullabaloo hit the media. ACORN stands for "Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now." The GOP claims that thousands of...

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McCain Apologizes For His Campaign But Not For the GOP

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2008 | 3:28 PM

I saw the footage of McCain correcting an audience member regarding Obama being an Arab. His response was to correct the error but not to address the issue. Being an Arab means being a terrorist to a portion of the GOP. Granted it's hopefully still a mere fraction but never-the-less...

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Withholding Sarah Palin is Not Transparency

(3) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 8:25 PM

Campaign after campaign, year after year, accountability, responsibility, transparency are recited no matter which party is speaking. This year is no exception.

The withholding of Sarah Palin from the media is not transparent. It's one thing for a political party to obfuscate and bamboozle when there is a potential legal...

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Religulous - Bill Maher's Holy Terror

(22) Comments | Posted October 7, 2008 | 8:21 PM

What happens when a Jew and a Catholic go to see Religulous? They spend about $20 bucks. Whether it was well spent is the better question. I figured that between the director of Borat and Bill Maher we'd have a pretty funny couple hours and while that's true, the last...

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