"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021


Welcome to my excellent adventure:


My farewell column to the readers of the Chicago Tribune is out. It ends with -30-. It’s an old school newspaper code. It means, the end.

But I’m not ending. People are calling, asking what I’m going to do now. This is what I’m going to do:


Why? I’m a writer. I write. Writing is my oxygen. And there is plenty to write about. As I told you in the last column, I’m no Laertes to putter around the garden talking to plants. I love my garden, but plants are just plants.

I don’t talk to plants. And I still have a few spears left to throw.

Instead of reading me in the newspaper, you can read me here. Free. Until I figure out the next move. You’ll be able to read my content. There will be links to the best podcast in the universe, the Chicago Way podcast where my buddy Jeff Carlin turns the tables and interviews me for a change. We can have sponsors now. And there will be links to other podcasts too, like my good friend Thom Serafin’s “Crisis Cast.”

I am by no means in crisis. And every day or so, I’ll write something. Sometimes a full column. Sometimes a few paragraphs. The Bears, Mayor Lightfoot’s meltdown, catch-and-release Kim Foxx, real school choice and how legacy journalism devours itself and becomes little more than propaganda mills for the woke.

You can communicate with me via email on the page, and I’ll read what you send me and write you back, just as I’ve done for the past 30 years.

What’s on the menu? Links to old columns. Links to stories I think are important now that you might want to read. There’s so much crap out there, and too many barking dogs telling you this and that. I’ve never talked down to you and I never will.

You’re the ones who’ve had my back. I owe you.

The adventure begins. Let’s see what happens.

-John Kass

Thursday, July 29, 2021

One citizen’s suggestion to get movin’…

I was conceived and born in America a while ago – thanks Mom... also thanks to my dad and brother – all gone now.  Take care of them God, pls – thank you.

… are now bein’ challenged as the factual history books of Homo sapiens life, existence and behaviors that display repetitiveness over and over, again and again… are comin’ home to roost in America.

"what country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure."  https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100

Folks the "rulers", our billionaires… overpaid yahoo’s aplenty… media… attorneys… bureaucrats… entertainment/jocks/etc… endless costly advertisin' and da’ 435/100/9/1++++000,000’s more are not being “warned from time to time… to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them…”

We simply write/offer... a few facts… a bit of history… but mostly just plain common sense that is not missing in ourselves and neighborhoods.  No.  But it’s sure gone from the overpaid “yahoos.”

Freedom requires constant individual and community… RESPONSIBILITY!

Responsibility is now MIA…:  Missing In America today.  We simply sell our votes to dopes and costly bureaucrats (not our needed military) who offer lots of seldom/never arrivin' this and that’s.  It’s wrong.   We/I’ve been told:

“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country…”  JFKennedy        January 20, 1961

Solution “…what can I/we do for our country...”?  Here goes... our suggestions… pls add:

·         we each volunteer (at age 18 – 25)

·         two years of our life along with a few other requirements before each citizen gets the right to vote…

·         … yes, that includes the costly 435/100/9/1++++000,000’s more…

·         …they volunteer… 6 years max…

·         … and we stop adding to DEBT immediately.

·         Sit tight:  the TAXES on billionaires… overpaid yahoos aplenty (see above)… RAISED BIG TIME and it all goes to pay DEBT down to debt

So, we volunteer… TAXES… on…  yahoos… RAISED BIG TIME… to pay DEBT down to debt.   

Our founders/fighters do/did it for years.  Freedom ain't free... but it sure beats the he** out of the alternatives...

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Magneto trouble

Folks let's give a few “common sense” words a once again opportunity to be ignored – golly gee, who’d a’ ever thought after readin’ a fact-based history book or two that us homo sapiens could ever be so repetitively dumb… huh?

#1 – we ask you, is currency printing ever been the solution for much of anything beside the repetitively stupidity of governmental nincomPOOPs we summarize in the one word that defines why our founders/fighters, many gave all, to flush their... NOnSENSE?

#2 – this one if even more fun – beginning in late 1963, a while ago, after a reasonable fella occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Washington, D.C. 20502 we the people have voted for, tolerated, not POOP flushed the smelly ones who offer us the road to NOnSENSE heaven – we illustrate it now…

debt ….. DEBT

#3 – there is one other word ending with the letter t – we call it a comprehensible synonym for the similar word we print/offer… POOP!  That is exactly what we get when we the people simply don’t do what this founder of ours told us a while ago, we would need to do….

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith

Paris Nov. 13. 1787.

& what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.  https://tjrs.monticello.org/letter/100

DEBT – POOP – NOnSENSE – smellyones… what’s missing may be… “it’s natural manure” or a few other “remedy” words offered by one of our founders – huh?

Monday, July 26, 2021

What goes around… comes around

Pls read:  Lightfoot says she would 'absolutely' exclude white journalists from interviews again (msn.com)

A few borrowed words from the above…

·         "Here is the bottom line for me: To state the obvious, I’m a black woman mayor," she said. "I’m the mayor of the third-largest city in the country. Obviously, I have a platform, and it’s important to me to advocate on things that I believe are important. Going back to why I ran — to disrupt the status quo. The media is critically important to our democracy. … The media is in a time of incredible upheaval and disruption, but our City Hall press corps looks like it’s 1950 or 1970."

·         "I have been struck since my first day on the campaign trail back in 2018 by the overwhelming whiteness and maleness of Chicago media outlets, editorial boards, the political press corps, and yes, the City Hall press corps specifically," she continued.

Folks I don’t live/vote there so my comments are brief.  Here goes in comment/question format, “I think she’s on the right track… perhaps  for somewhat similar reasons.  I simply don’t waste much of my remaining time listenin’/readin’ watchin’ most of today’s America media buffoonery.  I try not to buy the overpriced advertised stuff that must pay ‘em, huh? Why doesn’t Ms. Lightfoot simply do/say/suggest the same.  Or maybe even others who are sick and tired of today's media?   HUH?"

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Here’s why I love America…

… pls go to:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doris_Miller ...

... and   ...

... and   ...

... and:  On January 19, 2020, the Navy announced that a Gerald R. Ford–class nuclear powered aircraft carrier, CVN-81, would be named after Miller.  

And, of course… a few more “fundamental” reasons about life and its good/wonderful responsible women and men to whom we owe so much.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Can’t we all just get along… huh? (300 words or less…)

So, consistent with the 1st few words above, here are several recent “facts” – borrowed from:  https://apnews.com/

Other findings in the new CDC report:

— Hispanic Americans have longer life expectancy than white or Black Americans, but had the largest decline in 2020. The three-year drop was the largest since the CDC started tracking Hispanic life expectancy 15 years ago.

—Black life expectancy dropped nearly three years, to 71 years, 10 months. It has not been that low since 2000.

—White life expectancy fell by roughly 14 months to about 77 years, 7 months. That was the lowest the lowest life expectancy for that population since 2002.

—COVID-19′s role varied by race and ethnicity. The coronavirus was responsible for 90% of the decline in life expectancy among Hispanics, 68% among white people and 59% among Black Americans.

—Life expectancy fell nearly two years for men, but about one year for women, widening a longstanding gap. The CDC estimated life expectancy of 74 years, 6 months for boys vs. 80 years, 2 months for girls.

Okay, did you read the above… huh?  If so and understandin’ (comprehend s'il vous plaît) that some folks simply blame us white boys for most all that doesn’t work or whatever while of course most of dem’ dar’ blamin’ folks (smellyones aplenty, aka “democrats” and media buffoons) take credit for all dat’ works, while yappin’ 24/7 in between endless advertisements for stuff that mostly pitches some form of better/longer/livin’/lovin’ life… tee hee hee.

Folks kinda reminds me of a funny hollywood scene in which one fella got a big kick out of his fart blastin’…????  Now its simply costly DC NOnSENSE!!!

Friday, July 16, 2021

Dollar’s decline as Deficits and DEBT rise (aka da’ 3D’s)

Folks a simple, basic; yeah, fundamental question for each of us American voting citizens to ask and answer before…

Tuesday, November 8, 2022…

(… aka 2022 United States elections!)

Do you run your life and your family (husband/wife/kids) – we’re you taught as a kid by your Mom and Dad – that the answer to life’s ups and downs – its good days and not so good days – is to borrow money you cannot and never will repay?  

We print the borrowed money noun word “debt” when it becomes unrepayable as…


On or before November 8, 2022 each American voting citizen will get an opportunity to answer the question above.   Yes, you – when you vote – by simply demanding from each low common sense IQ nincomPOOP asking for your vote the following… “Sure, _____ _____, it’s yours... just get a real job – volunteer (no pay or benefits or anything else) for the next 2 or 6 years – and stop spending unneeded dollar bills on NOnSENSE – balance the budget – and start reducing…

...DEBT TO debt…

… DUH!!!


Sunday, July 4, 2021

A few words from one American guy who loves freedom on this wonderful day…

… and it’s now simply mostly MIA repetitive responsibility requirement.

I was taught to be responsible – in most every way.  Was I always?  No and to this second I know that when I wasn’t it didn’t go unnoticed.  I had to come clean – correct – fix – shape up – not repeat my stupidity.

America ain’t gonna last unless enough of us stop screwing up and come clean – correct – fix – shape up and stop today’s stupidity.

These good young men did what freedoms require – they simply gave their lives expecting us to behave responsibly and that includes stopping our stupid self important nonsensical behavior.

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial

The 4th of July is about freedom, sure!  Freedom is all about responsibility and that means stop stupid stuff (old 3 s's) – clean up our mess (DEBT) – stop selling our votes to fatso nincomPOOPs.

July 4th is wonderful folks.  It needs repeating – repeating requires responsibility (MIA 3 r’s)

God bless America…