Friday Quick Hits
Here we go again:
- The city continues to violate the Shakman Decree according to a report released by Federal Monitor Noelle Brennan. We know Michael Shakman reads this site and we know Noelle Brennan is aware of it. How about a little oversight this way people?
- In what was a precursor to the "Hired Truck" scandal, there was once a mountain of debris on the north side of Roosevelt Road in K-town the Zone 10 guys used to call "Mount Henry." It was named after the man who took about $5,000 dollars in bribes to dump 7.5 million TONS of Dan Ryan construction waste there. Ald. Bill Henry did the most decent thing he ever could by dying before the indictment came down. Now the mayor wants more money to make a movie studio there. As with all city projects, the price tag has increased by about double so far with no end in sight.
- The mayor is starting a sideline of tarot and tea leaf readings by predicting Paris style riots could come to American shores if the poor continue to be isolated. First of all, we don't think rioting in the Appalachians is going to come any time soon. Second, America does a better job of assimilating it's muslim citizens than France did. Third, since the mayor has banned all guns in the city, we're sure that nothing bad would happen here, would it?
- Thirty feet might not seem like a long way - unless it's straight down. Nice catch of a one month old child dropped from a burning building. Mom got out when the NYFD arrived.