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That toddlin town…

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Ain’t doing much right now,  but it’s  Chicago as  it should be — over seven inches of snow,  no flights,  no power — and probably fewer shootings than normal.   What a city…

 

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November 27, 2018 at 2:45 pm

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22 hours…

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How wretched is your city when it is a big deal that  no one  has been shot for 22 hours?   That is Chicago,  Illinois,  run  by progressives,  literally into the ground.

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September 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm

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Labor Day, 2018…

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An anti-violence  protest group  planned to shut down part of the Kennedy Expressway to disrupt traffic to O’Hare International Airport.  Unlike the previous two protests,  this one  was halted  before it could affect traffic.

Chicago had put an additional 1,400 police on the street to reduce shootings,  but at least three  people were  killed over the weekend,  and  an additional 19 injured. in shooting-related incidents.   This was despite Chicago police taking 65 illegal guns off city streets prior to the holiday.   I guess the protests didn’t do much good,  huh?

Meanwhile, I was with family and friends, eating too much,  enjoying the perfect amount of cold beer,  with no violence anywhere.  I hope you were similarly well occupied.

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September 3, 2018 at 11:57 pm

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Stinky Chicago…

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The Chicago area is being attacked by  stink bugs,  which I see as poetic justice of sorts…

 

 

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October 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm

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Why the surprise?

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The bird-watching community in Chicago is afraid that the Obama Presidential Center will ruin Jackson Park as the habitat for many of the 300 bird species they enjoy studying.   The lady quoted in the article says that  the project  has gone from a library to a center,  which is not only true,  but also gives you a pretty good idea of how Chicago politics works, and what an arrogant lout His Oneness is.

But these people know Chicago,  and they gave us Obama,  so why are they the least surprised that the grifter they helped raise is demanding more and more and doesn’t care about disrupting the birds’ lives or those of the humans who so enjoy watching them?

 

 

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August 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

This is progress?

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It  qualifies as  such in Chicago,  which ought to tell you something about the wretched stated of that once great city,  as well as the venality and sheer incompetence of the Democrats who have run the place into the ground over the years.

 

 

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June 1, 2017 at 5:59 pm

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So very Chicago…

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When Chicago teachers, who are among the most handsomely paid in the country,  want to strike  rather than take a pretty nice deal which includes a pay raise,  it’s just emblematic of teachers’ unions in general,  and the corrupt Chicago machine in particular.   The teachers are furious because they will be required to contribute to their own pension funds.

Considering that Chicago is even more broke than the nation,  one might think the teachers might realize that their wholesale robbery of taxpayer money from the city treasury can’t continue.   One would apparently be wrong,  because this is Chicago.

 

 

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October 6, 2016 at 10:06 am

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