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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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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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