A weekend of Quick Hits
We will be posting sporadically this weekend depending on when the mood strikes us. This has been a SPECTACULAR week for visitors; we topped 500 Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and 600 the past three days. Thanks everyone. Keep checking out the "7 Unseen Wonders" thread! On with the Quick Hits:
- Daley scorns a cabbie dress code. "Are we going to start telling people what to wear to work?" "Do you want the government to be there in your home constantly?" Well, we dunno mayor - you tell US we have to live in your city. You tell US we have to abide by 33 year old rules on and off duty. You require US to divulge conflicts of interest in city business while you lead the most corrupt political system in recent memory. You even make it harder for US to earn a living by cutting OT and killing side job opportunities. Hmm.
- This story involves OEMC's ability to answer 911 calls within 10 seconds, but you can expect some fallout to head our way, especially with the ACK, ENR and ONS buttons on PDT's not being used all the time. Big Brother is watching. Big lawyers looking for big payoffs, too
- Blago is looking at his own serious corruption scandal. Do we detect the hand of "the Machine" involved? A little story - we were told almost 2 years ago by people who are "in the know" that Blago is a one-term governor and he was just keeping the seat warm for Lisa Madigan. Seeing the Trib's little magazine profile on Lisa last Sunday and the timing of these accusations, we wonder. One-term is looking prophetic.
- National notes - remember predictions of 10,000 dead? Not even 1,000 as of today. All those cases of cholera and typhoid in the toxic brew of New Orleans? ZERO. Media hysteria, and people are seeing it with their own eyes. Hell, they just announced Mardi Gras should be on schedule. How did we go from a Third World type cesspool to the largest successful relief operation in US history overnight? And today, Cindy Sheehan of the anti Bush fever swamps is DEMANDING Bush remove all troops from "occupied New Orleans and Iraq." What a f$%^ing loon! Wasn't the left bitching that there weren't enough Federal troops to keep order last week? Watch Karl Rove bounce this into an even bigger congressional majority for the Republicans.