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(Some Guy)   Sun-Times columnist Rahm Emanuel gushes over what an awesome job Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing in city with highest murder rate in the nation   (jammiewf.com) divider line 77
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2012-08-08 01:35:10 PM  
Wow, that's an extremely strange coincidence that both the mayor and the columnist have the same name. It probably is a bit confusing to readers in the area, but what can you do? With such a common name, more than one person is just bound to have it. I am not all that convinced about the content of the column, and that probably will raise even more suspicion, but I understand the sentiment. We have to focus not only on the "bad" things about places but also the "good." Of course bad and good are relative, anyway. Perhaps the murderers are killing people who contribute nothing to the city. Perhaps many of Rham Emanuel's (the mayor, not the columnist) policies are actually quite good. After my recent head injury, I have begun to think that there might be just as much good in this world as there is evil. And really, if there is some shift in the balance, it is probably going toward good such as in the city of Chicago--the city where the mayor and a newspaper columnist share the streets, the neighborhoods, the name, and the wife.
 
2012-08-08 01:37:24 PM  
Headlines you won't find on the op-ed pages.

i253.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-08 01:50:56 PM  
That commenters list is just silly.... my guess is Rahm has facts to back up his list... while a few things on that commenters list are probably true, half of it is just opinion (Which city leads the country in smoke & mirrrors ?)
 
2012-08-08 03:12:15 PM  
Chicago beat Detroit?
 
2012-08-08 03:14:57 PM  
Derpfest on the Main
 
2012-08-08 03:15:18 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Chicago beat Detroit?


Yeah. David Sarif is really turning Detroit around.
 
2012-08-08 03:15:32 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Chicago beat Detroit?


Suck it Detroit. WERE NUMBER ONE!!!!


//
Maybe its the mold spores driving everyone crazy?
 
2012-08-08 03:15:54 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Chicago beat Detroit?


Detroit's running out of people to kill. You could have a full fledged gangwar and not hit one innocent bystandard.
 
2012-08-08 03:15:55 PM  
Wow Chicago is really doing well. I wonder how they managed that.
 
2012-08-08 03:20:15 PM  
Hey, it's the original "Your Blog Sucks" blog.
 
2012-08-08 03:20:18 PM  
Chicago leads in murder? I thought they had the strictest gun laws in the nation.

But seriously, i've worked in the trauma unit of Chicago city hospitals and have seen a lot of the people with fatal gunshot wounds. I won't say much, but I think we need a new stat to measure gun deaths. That would be:
"People shot to death that we're not better off without."
Suddenly the chicago rate drops from 500+ to arround 60, I'd guess.
 
2012-08-08 03:20:20 PM  

Lord_Dubu: Evil Mackerel: Chicago beat Detroit?

Yeah. David Sarif is really turning Detroit around.


Great reference and great game.
 
2012-08-08 03:21:26 PM  
Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago


Flash mob attacks? I thought they just danced around or pretended to be zombies.
 
2012-08-08 03:22:41 PM  
Here's a compelling article on why Oprah and Moochelle hate each other:

Oprah's On

I wonder who is more powerful, Oprah or Michelle Obama. Oprah doesn't have any children that attackers can hold hostage, so she's got that over Michelle. Michelle can put the leader of the free world's dick in her mouth, though, which has to hold some sway. "Honey, I'm not going to finish sucking your chicken thigh until you agree to let me redecorate the Lincoln bedroom." Poor Oprah just puts Stedman's penis in her, which is like farking the garbage man. She does get to scissor with Gail, if that's any consolation. Oprah owns an island where she and Tom Cruise go to snorkel. That's pretty good, but Michelle can walk around Camp David with her tits out. It's a toss up, I guess. They should have a debate or a street fight to decide.
 
2012-08-08 03:22:51 PM  
the crux of the article: that chicago is building itself up as a technology center is really cool to see. i live in the river north area where most of these companies are moving, and the energy is amazing. i'm not sure how much you can credit the mayor, but the city really is thriving in recent years.
 
2012-08-08 03:22:51 PM  
Get back to me when a Mayor writes a column about how awful the city s/he runs is doing. At that point I will post a youredoingitwrong.jpg
 
2012-08-08 03:23:24 PM  
Which city leads the country in monthly murders and killings ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago
Who's the black private Dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?
Chicago
 
2012-08-08 03:24:40 PM  

Full Blown Jimbo: Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago

Flash mob attacks? I thought they just danced around or pretended to be zombies.



In case that's a real question, it's the latest thing where a couple dozen teenagers go into a store at the same time and loot it blind in the middle of the day, knowing store owners and workers can't do anything to stop that big a group
 
2012-08-08 03:24:51 PM  
Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. There are many, many neighborhoods that are at least as safe as anywhere in the nation. I live in one of those neighborhoods, about once every six months someone is assassinated on the sidewalk, but typically not by a stranger. I also have a house in the 'burbs, but I cannot hang there too long for fear of being bored to death.
 
2012-08-08 03:24:57 PM  

alex10294: Chicago leads in murder? I thought they had the strictest gun laws in the nation.

But seriously, i've worked in the trauma unit of Chicago city hospitals and have seen a lot of the people with fatal gunshot wounds. I won't say much, but I think we need a new stat to measure gun deaths. That would be:
"People shot to death that we're not better off without."
Suddenly the chicago rate drops from 500+ to arround 60, I'd guess.


Who are we better off without?
 
2012-08-08 03:25:36 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Chicago beat Detroit?


Chicago has all the corruption with just a tad bit more class.
 
2012-08-08 03:25:54 PM  

spentmiles: Here's a compelling article on why Oprah and Moochelle hate each other:

Oprah's On

I wonder who is more powerful, Oprah or Michelle Obama. Oprah doesn't have any children that attackers can hold hostage, so she's got that over Michelle. Michelle can put the leader of the free world's dick in her mouth, though, which has to hold some sway. "Honey, I'm not going to finish sucking your chicken thigh until you agree to let me redecorate the Lincoln bedroom." Poor Oprah just puts Stedman's penis in her, which is like farking the garbage man. She does get to scissor with Gail, if that's any consolation. Oprah owns an island where she and Tom Cruise go to snorkel. That's pretty good, but Michelle can walk around Camp David with her tits out. It's a toss up, I guess. They should have a debate or a street fight to decide.


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-08 03:26:07 PM  
a1.s6img.com
 
2012-08-08 03:26:23 PM  
It's like he has a guardian angel or something.
 
2012-08-08 03:29:54 PM  

babygoat: Who are we better off without?


Gang-bangers and other sundry criminals who have zero usable skills (or at least none that aren't currently prohibited by statute).
 
2012-08-08 03:31:31 PM  
Hang on, hang on, we said murder RATE, not just the body count. Because the SF Bay Area is still trying to get that crown:

"The station reports that Stockton [, CA] has one murder per 8,839 residents while Chicago has one per 11,231 citizens."

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57463951-504083/report-stockto n -calif-has-more-murders-per-capita-than-chicago/
 
2012-08-08 03:32:52 PM  
Will you still love me for the rest of my life?
Chicago
 
2012-08-08 03:34:09 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Full Blown Jimbo: Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago

Flash mob attacks? I thought they just danced around or pretended to be zombies.


In case that's a real question, it's the latest thing where a couple dozen teenagers go into a store at the same time and loot it blind in the middle of the day, knowing store owners and workers can't do anything to stop that big a group


That does happen but that's not the entirety of the flash mob thing. Last summer lots of people were getting gang rushed (10-20 people mugging and beating one person) in some of the most crowded parts of the city - River North, Streeterville, Gold Coast, North Ave Beach, Mag Mile. That's where all the tourists go, and that had to freak out the mayor's office more than anything.
 
2012-08-08 03:35:24 PM  

spentmiles: Here's a compelling article on why Oprah and Moochelle hate each other:

Oprah's On

I wonder who is more powerful, Oprah or Michelle Obama. Oprah doesn't have any children that attackers can hold hostage, so she's got that over Michelle. Michelle can put the leader of the free world's dick in her mouth, though, which has to hold some sway. "Honey, I'm not going to finish sucking your chicken thigh until you agree to let me redecorate the Lincoln bedroom." Poor Oprah just puts Stedman's penis in her, which is like farking the garbage man. She does get to scissor with Gail, if that's any consolation. Oprah owns an island where she and Tom Cruise go to snorkel. That's pretty good, but Michelle can walk around Camp David with her tits out. It's a toss up, I guess. They should have a debate or a street fight to decide.


Ok, I LOL'd. Wold LOL again

Now if I can only get this visual of Mooshelle and Oprah nekid and wrastling out of my head

Who am I kidding? If Oprah needed a new cabana boy, I'd be her Huckleberry. Not ashamed to say I could be a kept man and could readily and frequently hoist a chubby for her and smile all the way to the bank.
 
2012-08-08 03:35:25 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Full Blown Jimbo: Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago

Flash mob attacks? I thought they just danced around or pretended to be zombies.


In case that's a real question, it's the latest thing where a couple dozen teenagers go into a store at the same time and loot it blind in the middle of the day, knowing store owners and workers can't do anything to stop that big a group


It wasn't just robbery last year
 
2012-08-08 03:35:38 PM  

dletter: That commenters list is just silly.... my guess is Rahm has facts to back up his list... while a few things on that commenters list are probably true, half of it is just opinion (Which city leads the country in smoke & mirrrors?)


Galax, VA, home of the Galax Mirror Company...
 
2012-08-08 03:35:41 PM  
1. Politicians are self-serving - it's the nature of the game
2. He's touting their recent economic growth, not saying everything in Chicago is now perfect

I'm not saying he's not a tool or that Chicago isn't still a hell-hole, but to imply that he's somehow personally responsible for the high murder rate is absurd (other than those 2 strippers back in '92).
 
2012-08-08 03:36:35 PM  

svenge: babygoat: Who are we better off without?

Gang-bangers and other sundry criminals who have zero usable skills (or at least none that aren't currently prohibited by statute).


How do you tell that by looking at a dead body?
 
2012-08-08 03:37:29 PM  
Which city can never stop comparing itself to other cities?

Which city is the most insecure?

Which city will never shut the fark up about itself?
 
2012-08-08 03:38:09 PM  

cwsfa: Which city can never stop comparing itself to other cities?

Which city is the most insecure?

Which city will never shut the fark up about itself?


New York?
 
2012-08-08 03:40:35 PM  
Rumor has it that 53 more people are going to to get murdered in Chicago on December 16th.

www.chicagotribune.com
 
2012-08-08 03:41:19 PM  

babygoat: alex10294: Chicago leads in murder? I thought they had the strictest gun laws in the nation.

But seriously, i've worked in the trauma unit of Chicago city hospitals and have seen a lot of the people with fatal gunshot wounds. I won't say much, but I think we need a new stat to measure gun deaths. That would be:
"People shot to death that we're not better off without."
Suddenly the chicago rate drops from 500+ to arround 60, I'd guess.

Who are we better off without?


For one, the guy who showed up to the drug dealers party and shot the place up. He lost the battle, but not before taking out a guy who had been a gang leader/dealer for more than 15 years, and had himslf shot, but not killed, a guy before. I wasn't shedding many tears when I saw the reporting on that one after the fact. That's fairly typical, although more clear-cut, of what we see.
I can't really be more specific (hippa), but the kind of people who make up many of the victims aren't exactly making society better. Do they deserve painful, extrajudicial death? Hell no. But would we be better off if they never existed in the first place? I think many people would say yes.
/also, gang bangers are the biggest whiners/p$$sies in the ER.
 
2012-08-08 03:41:33 PM  

babygoat: Who are we better off without?


As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,

I've got a little list - I've got a little list

Of society offenders who might well be underground,

And who never would be missed - who never would be missed!

There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs -

All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs -

All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat -

All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that -

And all third persons who on spoiling tête-á-têtes insist -

They'd none of 'em be missed - they'd none of 'em be missed!
 
2012-08-08 03:46:55 PM  
All George Bush's fault.

resources3.news.com.au
 
2012-08-08 03:48:17 PM  

babygoat: svenge: babygoat: Who are we better off without?

Gang-bangers and other sundry criminals who have zero usable skills (or at least none that aren't currently prohibited by statute).

How do you tell that by looking at a dead body?


The Chicago press does an OK job of reporting on actual murder cases. We usually look at the articles after people die or move on. Not usually before, because we want to treat everybody well, without regard to their criminal/thug/murderer status.
 
2012-08-08 03:50:04 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-08-08 03:50:26 PM  

svenge: babygoat: Who are we better off without?

Gang-bangers and other sundry criminals who have zero usable skills (or at least none that aren't currently prohibited by statute).


Oh, you know, disenfranchised poor people left without alternatives with some amount of deliberate neglect by local and federal government while undermining any other support network designed to uplift people. Go ahead, call 'em hicks and n*ggas, you know you wanna.
 
2012-08-08 03:56:08 PM  

KhamanV: svenge: babygoat: Who are we better off without?

Gang-bangers and other sundry criminals who have zero usable skills (or at least none that aren't currently prohibited by statute).

Oh, you know, disenfranchised poor people left without alternatives with some amount of deliberate neglect by local and federal government while undermining any other support network designed to uplift people. Go ahead, call 'em hicks and n*ggas, you know you wanna.


What's the difference in crime rate between your two chosen demographics?
 
2012-08-08 03:56:44 PM  

signaljammer: Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. There are many, many neighborhoods that are at least as safe as anywhere in the nation. I live in one of those neighborhoods, about once every six months someone is assassinated on the sidewalk, but typically not by a stranger. I also have a house in the 'burbs, but I cannot hang there too long for fear of being bored to death.


This is what every urban hipster douche says about their city.
 
2012-08-08 03:58:48 PM  
Even if GB wins, you'll still be a 'sconnie or unimaginably worse, a 'sconnei manque.

//the thought
//leads to frisson
 
2012-08-08 04:01:44 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-08-08 04:03:23 PM  
Name-caller.

Link

//Is 52 old enough to transition from 'hipster'
//to 'weird-old-dude?'
 
2012-08-08 04:07:18 PM  
How can there be no Blacks living in Edison Park?
www.chicagonow.com
 
2012-08-08 04:12:17 PM  

smitty04: How can there be no Blacks living in Edison Park?
[www.chicagonow.com image 583x302]


It's an Irish neighborhood
 
2012-08-08 04:12:41 PM  

smitty04: How can there be no Blacks living in Edison Park?
[www.chicagonow.com image 583x302]


apparently it's one of the most densely irish neighborhoods in chicago...so there's that. off topic, but the wiki for edison park tells the story of it's founding: a family was traveling to milwaukee when their horse was bitten by a snake and died, so they just decided to settle right where they were stranded. living in the 1800s sounds like it was just the worst.
 
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