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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Chicago's Gangs Ruining Chicago: Flush Them Down the Toilet

I spent a lot of time on the L, and walking far from the Loop. That's where the roaches live. Incestuous slime, the Black Gangster Disciples, the Vice Lords, the Latin Kings. Then the Crips, the Jamaicans, and other fecal matter.


The thug mentality has reached into the crotches of many young men's minds. A combination of insecurity, poverty-mindset and broken families have confused them what it means to be a man.

The News
Dad of slain teen: Chicago violence 'out of control'Fifteen people killed in Chicago over last two weeks. What more do you need to know?

If you are a Chicagoan, turn these pansies in. They are infecting schools, churches, and the streets.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Selling Out Special: Wrigley (Mars), Miley Cyrus, Barack Obama

Is it warmer on Mars today? I checked weather.com, and could not find it listed. Some cool cash was laid down by Mars for Wrigley, though. Not Mars the planet, but Mars the candy bar people.

Chicago is for sale, and people are buying. How long before the Chicago River sells the naming rights and becomes the Primerica Filth Stream?

My days are hot and cold. If you live in Chicago, my lament is also your reality. Some like it hot. Others like it as cool as a cucumber, which, on a warm day turns into hot relish. Freezing alert tonight. 82 degrees last week.

The salary girls just don't know what to wear. They could take a fashion tip from Miley Cyrus and go topless. She's that sort now, but I don't think anyone is surprised.

Such too has been the sales of papers. Up and down, but I think people are tired of tawdry politics. Chicago's a Democrat town. You are not allowed to live here unless you are a registered Democratic, and not allow to stay unless you voted at least twice for Daley in the last election. We know our smut, and elect it willingly. Rod Blaghovich, Tony Rezko, Lisa Madigan, George Ryan (one of the few Republicans to make it through), Richard Mell -- we embrace them all, just like we love the Chicago Cubs. Winners interest us less than popularity.

The Barack Obama frenzy wrought upon us by the Sun-Times has all but been incestuous. They are hoping to bed with him when he hits the White House, or 'if', but it seems John McCain is seeing a benefit from all the Democratic infighting. He could win just by being the last man standing.

It's raining, and I need another cup of coffee.

The News
Mars Acquires Wrigley’s for $23 Billion
New York Times
Mars, the makers of M&M’s, announced a deal Monday morning to acquire the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, the chewing gum concern, for about $23 billion.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Pouring Rain, The End of a Reign, and Who Will Reign?

Pouring rain now as I set ready for bed. Up early, you know. Papers never sell themselves, my old boss Pete McDaniel would always say. Coffee timer is set to go tomorrow at 4:30.

That's not always true. Selling a newspaper is easy. Getting someone to pay for it is the hard part. Was stiffed more than once, across the demographic range. Black, white, rich, poor. Whatever bias you've got, stick it back where you picked it from. Your people, your kind walked off with a paper without paying too.

When Wally died two weeks ago, I sold a few more. Was tipped a bit better too. Maybe they remembered that this news shtick is a full-bodied thing, that there's a team of people hawking the paper. Not just the guy on a milk crate. There's the writer, the editors, the headline guy, the engineer, audio, video, the talent, the columnist. Wally was a radio guy, but directly connected to the print world. If he said anything interesting, I sold more papers. Simple as that.

The News
Moses Will See The Promised Land - Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84. That's big news, and you don't need me telling. The world is a smaller place.

Politically, there's news that Condi Rice might be VP material. It is interesting, given that the Democrats themselves are unwilling to support a woman for president It is all old boy to them, even if the old boy is young. He' eating feed from the same trough as the old mouths.

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