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(CBS Chicago)   Chicago is on the cusp of an Emanuel Lewis mayoral race. *Oh please let this happen*   (chicago.cbslocal.com) divider line 47
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2014-08-20 09:50:58 AM  
The first question I think that needs to be answered in this race is of course, "What you talkin about, Willis Tower?"

/thatsthejoke
 
2014-08-20 10:19:44 AM  
38.media.tumblr.com

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.
 
2014-08-20 11:10:34 AM  
Set in my ways
losing track of the days
Only me to live for.
Had no need to give more
Than I wanted to.
Spending my time
just holding the line
Never getting caught up.
Love was never brought up
It's not the thing to do.
It was you,
Then came you.
You made me leap without taking a look.
It was you,
Then came you.
You reeled me right in line, sinker, and hook.
Never thought forever was the best I could do.
Then came you.
It was you
Then came you.
It was you.
Me and you.
Then came you.
 
2014-08-20 11:25:54 AM  
Webster, yeah Emmanuel Lewis, he's the Antichrist.
 
2014-08-20 11:37:25 AM  
I can't hear you over the sound of Chicagoans shooting each other.
 
2014-08-20 11:41:26 AM  
He should run for mayor of Webster, Texas.  For some reason.
 
2014-08-20 11:41:29 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.


 I say "Rock on, good sir!"
 
2014-08-20 11:43:09 AM  
Dy-no-mite!
 
2014-08-20 11:46:12 AM  
Lewis/Papadopoulos 2016
 
2014-08-20 11:49:01 AM  
No! I don't want either of them
 
2014-08-20 11:50:23 AM  
Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass
 
2014-08-20 11:52:34 AM  
A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.
 
2014-08-20 11:52:42 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.


nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not
 
2014-08-20 11:55:19 AM  

bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not


You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.
 
2014-08-20 11:56:21 AM  
When I read the headline I thought Emanuel Lewis might be a NASCAR driver or maybe a boxer.

Don't really care about Chicago. It will remain a shiathole no matter who the mayor is.
 
2014-08-20 11:56:34 AM  
It takes something like the Ferguson problem to keep Chicago's violence out of the spotlight.
 
2014-08-20 11:57:35 AM  

abhorrent1: Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass


Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.


aaaand, just like that, i realize that we're not talking about webster, we're talking about someone whose last name is lewis going up against the current mayor whose last name is emanuel...perhaps i should read one of these articles today prior to commenting
 
2014-08-20 11:58:39 AM  
bungle_jr:
and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not


You're not alone.  I thought he'd snuffed it, too, maybe because of the awareness of his not-growing condition and he's been out of the public eye for so long, I must have a manufactured memory of "didn't he die, back in the '90s or sometime?"
 
2014-08-20 11:59:03 AM  

Tom_Slick: bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not

You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.


i guess i am thinking of gary, but i really keep thinking SOMETHING (obviously not death) happened to webster in recent years...?
oh well, too lazy to look it up
 
2014-08-20 12:01:37 PM  

bungle_jr: Tom_Slick: bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not

You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.

i guess i am thinking of gary, but i really keep thinking SOMETHING (obviously not death) happened to webster in recent years...?
oh well, too lazy to look it up


He has a nice wife named Merriam who puts out a big book to help you spell words and know what they mean.
 
2014-08-20 12:06:31 PM  

Im_Gumby: bungle_jr: Tom_Slick: bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not

You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.

i guess i am thinking of gary, but i really keep thinking SOMETHING (obviously not death) happened to webster in recent years...?
oh well, too lazy to look it up

He has a nice wife named Merriam who puts out a big book to help you spell words and know what they mean.


ah, i am familiar with his wife's work!
 
2014-08-20 12:17:17 PM  
RIP

Will it be open casket or closed?

i141.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-20 12:27:56 PM  
images.tvrage.com

RIP Mr. Papadopoulos
 
2014-08-20 12:28:10 PM  

Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.


Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?
 
2014-08-20 12:34:14 PM  

abhorrent1: Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass


Everything you just said applies to Rahm as well, except that he's the mayor and is responsible for the sorry state of cps
 
2014-08-20 12:36:22 PM  

Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?


It's an update to the posting rules. So like most posting rules it will be enforced if it gets really bad and a mod sees it. But it's got all of the MRA's in a tizzy so that's a least fun to watch.
 
2014-08-20 12:44:59 PM  

odinsposse: Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?

It's an update to the posting rules. So like most posting rules it will be enforced if it gets really bad and a mod sees it. But it's got all of the MRA's in a tizzy so that's a least fun to watch.


Alternate explanation -- it's highly subject to interpretation and the more topics that are arbitrarily set off limits, the less free speech on the site.  Chilling effect and all that.

/No, I'm not an MRA
 
2014-08-20 12:57:17 PM  

Prey4reign: odinsposse: Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?

It's an update to the posting rules. So like most posting rules it will be enforced if it gets really bad and a mod sees it. But it's got all of the MRA's in a tizzy so that's a least fun to watch.

Alternate explanation -- it's highly subject to interpretation and the more topics that are arbitrarily set off limits, the less free speech on the site.  Chilling effect and all that.

/No, I'm not an MRA


MRA?
I've been here for freaking ever but that is a new one to me

Also that thread was too damn long for me to read when I first noticed it so I did not get beyond Drew's explanation. Is it still ok to call someone an attention whore even if they are female or is that going to bring the banhammer?
 
2014-08-20 01:05:01 PM  

Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?

 http://www.fark.com/comments/8378910/Were-adding-misogyny-to-Fark-m ode rator-guidelines-DIT-Drew 
Basically you can't be a dick and call all women worthless whores anymore, and the neckbeards are hilariously butthurt over it.
 
2014-08-20 01:22:12 PM  

Tom_Slick: bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not

You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.


Fayetteville actually. Looked it up, and it appears I drive past it twice a day.

/Guess my neighborhood is nicer than I thought.
 
2014-08-20 01:23:50 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Prey4reign: odinsposse: Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?

It's an update to the posting rules. So like most posting rules it will be enforced if it gets really bad and a mod sees it. But it's got all of the MRA's in a tizzy so that's a least fun to watch.

Alternate explanation -- it's highly subject to interpretation and the more topics that are arbitrarily set off limits, the less free speech on the site.  Chilling effect and all that.

/No, I'm not an MRA

MRA?
I've been here for freaking ever but that is a new one to me

Also that thread was too damn long for me to read when I first noticed it so I did not get beyond Drew's explanation. Is it still ok to call someone an attention whore even if they are female or is that going to bring the banhammer?


Men's Right Activists is what I'm assuming they call the whiny-assed trolls who revel in rape jokes who always want to know why society doesn't take spousal abuse by the women as seriously as spousal abuse by the men.

As to your question, it's a good one.  I think it is but, somewhere in the midst of that thread, one of the mods essentially said mysogyny will be detected as we go along at FARK and, although it's possible that a completely innocent comment may get deleted, they would work from the perspective of not trying to read posters' minds, and would settle the matter by determining, if there is any way a comment could be read as mysogynistic or abusive of LGBTs, it would be and would be deleted and the poster might get banned.
 
2014-08-20 01:46:03 PM  

partisan222: abhorrent1: Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass

Everything you just said applies to Rahm as well, except that he's the mayor and is responsible for the sorry state of cps


uh, no Rahm inherited that shiatshow, Lewis helped create it
 
2014-08-20 02:09:11 PM  

chitownmike: partisan222: abhorrent1: Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass

Everything you just said applies to Rahm as well, except that he's the mayor and is responsible for the sorry state of cps

uh, no Rahm inherited that shiatshow, Lewis helped create it


Karen Lewis became president of the CTU in 2010. Rahm became mayor in 2011. Rahm certainly hasn't been helping anyone by selling off pieces of the system to corrupt charter school groups.
 
2014-08-20 02:16:14 PM  

El Freak: Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?
 http://www.fark.com/comments/8378910/Were-adding-misogyny-to-Fark-m ode rator-guidelines-DIT-Drew 
Basically you can't be a dick and call all women worthless whores anymore, and the neckbeards are hilariously butthurt over it.


Either Drew got a new sponsor or thinks that misogyny or perceived misogyny is why less and less people are visiting the site. It has nothing to do with the TF lefty circle jerks and massive complaints to the mods anytime someone posts a more right-leaning story.
 
2014-08-20 02:18:13 PM  
If Drew was serious, I would think he would ban the Boobies page completely.
 
2014-08-20 02:26:41 PM  
at least it will be a short campaign.
 
2014-08-20 02:33:15 PM  
jesu, they're both nincompoops
enjoy yourself chicago..you've earned this
 
2014-08-20 02:42:50 PM  
"Take George over Ma'am...Ma'am didn't like children...and she is from Australia..."
 
2014-08-20 02:44:54 PM  

Prey4reign: reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos


i_can_fap_to_this.jpg
 
2014-08-20 02:50:03 PM  

TommyDeuce: Tom_Slick: bungle_jr: DjangoStonereaver: [38.media.tumblr.com image 450x600]

I'm thinking Mr. Lewis is doing just fine, thank you very much.

nice!

and...why did i think he had died? am i confusing him with gary coleman? i swear something happened to e. lewis like 3 to 5 years ago...

anyway, if i lived in chicago and cared, i'd vote for webster because hey why not

You are thinking of Gary Coleman, last I knew Emmanuel Lewis lived in Peachtree City GA.

Fayetteville actually. Looked it up, and it appears I drive past it twice a day.

/Guess my neighborhood is nicer than I thought.


Oh Fayetteville that makes sense, I just know when I lived in PTC in high school he visited the hobby shop there regularly.  IIRC he was really into RC Planes. (So was I, fun, expensive hobby)
 
2014-08-20 02:52:50 PM  
The current dismal state of the CPS system is due to the leadership of Emanuel and Daley before him. The CPS has a school board appointed by the mayor. Most all of the appointees to the school board are corporate lackeys who serve at the whim of the mayor and do his bidding.

There's also this whole thing with TIF funds siphoning billions of property tax dollars away from the schools and parks to spur development in blighted neighborhoods like the Loop, or Lincoln park; building things that politically connected billionaire developers (I'm looking @ you Pritzker Family) wouldn't build w/o millions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies.

That being said, Lewis is a highly divisive, single issue candidate.


/i can has elected school board?
//Fioretti for Mayor!
 
2014-08-20 03:17:25 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Prey4reign: odinsposse: Ishkur: Prey4reign: A word of caution to all future posters, it's quite alright to suggest that Ms. Lewis might beat Mr. Emanuel, but any suggestion that Mr. Emanuel might beat Ms. Lewis will be declared mysogynistic by the mods who will delete the comment and send you off to Drew's reeducation camp on the isle of Lesbos.

Not to threadjack, but I've read a couple posts mention something about this and please excuse my ignorance -- I've been on vacation for the past couple weeks and have not been Farking.

So what happened? Did Drew ban all MRA chauvinists from Fark or something? When did that happen? Does anyone have a thread handy?

It's an update to the posting rules. So like most posting rules it will be enforced if it gets really bad and a mod sees it. But it's got all of the MRA's in a tizzy so that's a least fun to watch.

Alternate explanation -- it's highly subject to interpretation and the more topics that are arbitrarily set off limits, the less free speech on the site.  Chilling effect and all that.

/No, I'm not an MRA

MRA?
I've been here for freaking ever but that is a new one to me

Also that thread was too damn long for me to read when I first noticed it so I did not get beyond Drew's explanation. Is it still ok to call someone an attention whore even if they are female or is that going to bring the banhammer?


MRA = Male Rape Apologist
 
2014-08-20 03:38:53 PM  

odinsposse: chitownmike: partisan222: abhorrent1: Yeah go ahead and vote that idiot, Karen Lewis mayor. You'll get what you deserve. Christ she's annoying as fark. BTW, how's CPS doing under her strong leadership and innovative ideas?  Yeah, that's what I though.

/dumbass

Everything you just said applies to Rahm as well, except that he's the mayor and is responsible for the sorry state of cps

uh, no Rahm inherited that shiatshow, Lewis helped create it

Karen Lewis became president of the CTU in 2010. Rahm became mayor in 2011. Rahm certainly hasn't been helping anyone by selling off pieces of the system to corrupt charter school groups.


Lewis was heavily involved long before she was made president, Rahm was in DC
 
2014-08-20 03:43:34 PM  

leftoverbacon: The current dismal state of the CPS system is due to the leadership of Emanuel and Daley before him. The CPS has a school board appointed by the mayor. Most all of the appointees to the school board are corporate lackeys who serve at the whim of the mayor and do his bidding.

There's also this whole thing with TIF funds siphoning billions of property tax dollars away from the schools and parks to spur development in blighted neighborhoods like the Loop, or Lincoln park; building things that politically connected billionaire developers (I'm looking @ you Pritzker Family) wouldn't build w/o millions of dollars of taxpayer subsidies.

That being said, Lewis is a highly divisive, single issue candidate.


/i can has elected school board?
//Fioretti for Mayor!


Mostly This! The farking tifs is what has farked them and Daley is responsible for the massive expansion of the program, while he was selling off other assets
 
2014-08-20 04:20:29 PM  
An election between Emanuel and Lewis would be won by George Papadopolis and his wife
"Ma'am".
 
2014-08-20 04:22:35 PM  

tzzhc4: [images.tvrage.com image 349x466]

RIP Mr. Papadopoulos


At this rate, I think I'd settle for Alex Karras as mayor of Chicago....or Emanuel (sic) Lewis
himself.  (Think big....or think small.)
 
2014-08-21 09:10:10 PM  

Li'l Robbie: tzzhc4: [images.tvrage.com image 349x466]

RIP Mr. Papadopoulos

At this rate, I think I'd settle for Alex Karras as mayor of Chicago....or Emanuel (sic) Lewis
himself.  (Think big....or think small.)


Alex is no longer qualified to be Mayor of Chicago - probably still able to vote though
 
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