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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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Another Chicago liar…

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The first liar if His Oneness,  of course,  but Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already scrambling to explain  why the city  needs the $588 million property tax increase the City Council approved last fall.   He needs to shore up the pension plans of teachers and police and fire employees,  because the city has proven itself totally unwilling to reform the extremely generous systems,  which is apparently pitifully easy to game if you have the right connections.

The doubling of homeowner exceptions he promised back then vanished without a trace,  so he’s now reduced to vague promises about future adjustments.   Does anyone with a functioning brain believe a word of it?

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July 6, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Father’s Day in Chicago…

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resulted in  56 shot and 13 killed.   Chicago is still run by Democrats,  despite their lengthy record of abject failure.   Do remember that Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation,  which should tell you how well gun control laws work.

 

 

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June 21, 2016 at 10:09 am

Mother’s Day 2016…

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I trust your Mother’s Day was not merely pleasant,  but downright enjoyable.   The celebration I attended certainly was,  with various mothers in my family,  and their spouses and children.   Our hostess kept it light because of the heat,  and it was relaxing and fun.

If you have the misfortune to live in Chicago,  chances are your day wasn’t so pleasant.

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May 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

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Chicago rots from the head…

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Why is anyone surprised that 80% of Chicago police department dash cam videos are missing due to officer error or intentional destruction?   The fish rots from the head,  and Chicago has  been rotting  for a very long time.   Why else would His Oneness have chosen that for his home city?

 

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January 31, 2016 at 11:52 pm

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Black Lives don’t matter…

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Chicago did not welcome Black Lives Matter.   The Black Friday protesters refused to share the Magnificent Mile,  and the  event disintegrated  into various sub-groups scuffling and fighting for control and position.   The video gives you the flavor of the affair.   Sharpton and Jackson were not accorded the respect they have come to expect,  either.

h/t Jack Fowler at The Corner

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December 3, 2015 at 10:09 am