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Chicago Politics As Usual
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:34:54 pm »
Funny thing, I was briefly in Chicago yesterday, catching a train back home. This happened to coincide with the President's birthday celebration in town.

Chicago politics as usual.

It's not like the president could be doing more important things with his time. It's not like the nation nearly defaulted on it's national debt or anything.

Chicago politics as usual.

Yes, my friends, the same Chicago in which Al Capone would be king is alive and well. But now the King of Chicago has decided against St. Valentine's Day Massacres in the streets of his city.

Actually, that's not true. There will still be a massacre. But it won't involve guns, or gangsters. Nah, the King of Chicago has a better plan. Why shoot your own when you can take away their healthcare and retirement benefits and continue shooting people on the other side of the world? Less messy that way.

So might be tempted to say that Obama brought knife and the GOP brought a gun. But that's not true, of course. Obama brought a knife, when he knew the GOP was bringing a gun. Then the GOP sprayed a few dozen bullets into the people, and Obama said "Well, I tried. There's no blood in the streets, and that's an improvement. "

Chicago politics as usual.

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Re: Chicago Politics As Usual
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011, 05:01:24 am »
And love, you know the people love him here. I listened to my aunt and uncle jab about how he was only a couple blocks away, about how he was so fit and young. It's really temping to get involved in those conversations but as per my meal protocol I try not to talk politics or religion. The way people act around this neighbourhood, it sure FEELS like life is "business as usual". I feel like I'm in a little microcosm of Hipsterville, West Coast USA right here. And it's quite hard not to be pulled into the good vibes, despite my unease and foreboding.
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Re: Chicago Politics As Usual
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 08:57:50 am »
Nothing wrong with enjoying some goodvibes while they last. Just make sure you got an exit strategy for when the laughter turns to screaming.
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Re: Chicago Politics As Usual
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011, 09:23:38 am »
What P3nt said.  :)