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(The Hill)   Rahm Emanuel declares Chicago a Trump-free zone. Chicagoans were kind of hoping for a gang-violence-free zone or a corruption-free zone, but they'll take it   ( thehill.com) divider line
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2017-09-05 05:36:10 PM  
You know you are really not liked when a whole city won't let you inside its limits.
 
2017-09-05 08:53:00 PM  
Getting rid of Trump would put a dent in the corruption thing.
 
2017-09-05 09:45:12 PM  
*raises hand*
Could Chicago annex us? Please!?!
 
2017-09-05 10:11:58 PM  
Wait.   We can do that?

*fires off an email to the city council*

Get out the popcorn, folks!
 
2017-09-05 11:02:53 PM  
Now if we can only make Fark a Trump-free zone.
 
2017-09-05 11:04:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: Now if we can only make Fark a Trump-free zone.


I'm seriously on the fence about that
 
2017-09-05 11:05:14 PM  
fark off, submitter. That right there is a selling point.
 
2017-09-05 11:07:40 PM  
Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.
 
2017-09-05 11:12:15 PM  

skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.


clearly, your priorities are very skewed...
or dead on. one of the two.
 
2017-09-05 11:12:56 PM  
I'll believe it when sections of North Wabash Ave, Rush Street and Kinzie Street are closed to all traffic due to human rights violations.
 
2017-09-05 11:13:27 PM  
Does that mean they take Trump's name off of his tower in downtown?
 
2017-09-05 11:17:31 PM  
Actually, banning Trump* would prevent corruption. That fatass is more twisted than a duck's penis.
 
2017-09-05 11:21:29 PM  

skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.


Seems like kind of a harsh response to what we assume is an honest attempt to fix a complex problem. But you do you.
 
2017-09-05 11:28:04 PM  

Mugato: Getting rid of Trump would put a dent in the corruption thing.


To be fair, at least the corruption in Chicago is done by semi-competent people.
 
2017-09-05 11:30:17 PM  

Cynicism101: skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.

Seems like kind of a harsh response to what we assume is an honest attempt to fix a complex problem. But you do you.


There are no honest attempts in Chicago.
 
2017-09-05 11:30:34 PM  

skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.


You mean letting the Chicago PD have free reign on the city hasn't worked?
 
2017-09-05 11:33:00 PM  

Cynicism101: skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.

Seems like kind of a harsh response to what we assume is an honest attempt to fix a complex problem. But you do you.


I will. Rahm should worry more about getting his own home in order before grandstanding. Chicago is an awesome city and I hoped that he would have made lasting changes there. That's where my harsh response comes from. If he can't get his own house in order, than it's less impressive when he does kettle calling the pot black act. but whatever floats your boat.
 
2017-09-05 11:33:38 PM  

Apocalyptic Inferno: Cynicism101: skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.

Seems like kind of a harsh response to what we assume is an honest attempt to fix a complex problem. But you do you.

There are no honest attempts in Chicago.


They bring a knife, you pull out a gun?.
 
2017-09-05 11:51:44 PM  

CygnusDarius: Apocalyptic Inferno: Cynicism101: skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.

Seems like kind of a harsh response to what we assume is an honest attempt to fix a complex problem. But you do you.

There are no honest attempts in Chicago.

They bring a knife, you pull out a gun?.


You bring the bong, I pull out the blitz?
 
2017-09-05 11:54:27 PM  
Does anyone in this city even like Rahm?
 
2017-09-05 11:56:45 PM  
Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.
 
2017-09-05 11:59:41 PM  

Frank N Stein: Does anyone in this city even like Rahm?


Nope. Everyone absolutely hates him. That's how he won election and then re-election. Because nobody likes him.
 
2017-09-06 12:03:14 AM  

Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.


It's really that some areas are extremely violent and others are extremely safe. The main problem for Chicago us that it is the most important city in the Midwest in large part because it is a hub city. Drugs come into Chicago and then fan out to other places. It thus becomes prime territory for gangs and cartels to fight over, skewing the violence higher than it otherwise would be. And since such a large portion of the violence is organize crime related, the violence gets concentrated in certain areas, and regular policing is less effective at deterring crime.
 
2017-09-06 12:03:23 AM  

grumpfuff: Frank N Stein: Does anyone in this city even like Rahm?

Nope. Everyone absolutely hates him. That's how he won election and then re-election. Because nobody likes him.


Even the dead voters hate him.
 
2017-09-06 12:09:48 AM  

Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.


I think you are mistaken in assuming shootings form a evenly distributed pattern across the city. They aren't. There are blocks, let alone whole neighborhoods, that are hellholes. Whatever the many causes Chicago has a real problem.
 
2017-09-06 12:13:01 AM  

grumpfuff: Frank N Stein: Does anyone in this city even like Rahm?

Nope. Everyone absolutely hates him. That's how he won election and then re-election. Because nobody likes him.


Everyone in city government that sat on the Laquan MacDonald video for a year should be bounced. Count Rahm in that group.
 
2017-09-06 12:14:02 AM  

dustman81: Does that mean they take Trump's name off of his tower in downtown?


For farks sake PLEASE
 
2017-09-06 12:29:27 AM  

BlazeTrailer: Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.

I think you are mistaken in assuming shootings form a evenly distributed pattern across the city. They aren't. There are blocks, let alone whole neighborhoods, that are hellholes. Whatever the many causes Chicago has a real problem.


This is true in most cities. Violence is in pockets. Even withing neighborhoods, there are pockets. There is no getting away from the fact that there are many towns with higher per capita violence rates than Chocago. That doesn't mean that the violent pockets aren't bad. It just means Chicago is not alone in having violent pockets, and it certainly is not the most violent (or the most corrupt) city in America.
 
2017-09-06 12:44:26 AM  

DeaH: BlazeTrailer: Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.

I think you are mistaken in assuming shootings form a evenly distributed pattern across the city. They aren't. There are blocks, let alone whole neighborhoods, that are hellholes. Whatever the many causes Chicago has a real problem.

This is true in most cities. Violence is in pockets. Even withing neighborhoods, there are pockets. There is no getting away from the fact that there are many towns with higher per capita violence rates than Chocago. That doesn't mean that the violent pockets aren't bad. It just means Chicago is not alone in having violent pockets, and it certainly is not the most violent (or the most corrupt) city in America.


You see though, it's extra bad bad because its Obamas home state.
 
2017-09-06 12:55:00 AM  
Insofar as safety, guess which city is statistically the safest: St Louis, Milwaukee, Rockford, Anchorage, or Chicago? Go ahead, guess
 
2017-09-06 01:01:50 AM  

rebelyell2006: Actually, banning Trump* would prevent corruption. That fatass is more twisted than a duck's penis.


I really don't want to GIS a ducks penis.  I'm envisioning a corkscrew though.
 
2017-09-06 01:21:22 AM  
I like the principle of it, and would love the hell if mayors of all the major cities echoed this exact sentiment; welcome Dreamers, stay the fark away Trump.
That miserable fark will go down in history as the most reviled president ever, and most demented leader since Nero.

Peepeye: rebelyell2006: Actually, banning Trump* would prevent corruption. That fatass is more twisted than a duck's penis.

I really don't want to GIS a ducks penis.  I'm envisioning a corkscrew though.


Yeah, is that really a thing? I understand pigs have the corkscrew screwer, but ducks? Zigzag just doesn't make any sense...
 
2017-09-06 01:48:39 AM  

skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.


Yeah, those areas were beautiful before he came along. I heard he's the one that got the delight Caprini Green Resort closed down.
 
2017-09-06 07:47:43 AM  

Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.


The more I know. I looked up stats and learned that what you said is true, and what I thought I knew was wrong. On the other hand, St. Louis is one violent city.

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/blog/highest-murder-rate-cities
 
2017-09-06 09:14:02 AM  

skinink: Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.

The more I know. I looked up stats and learned that what you said is true, and what I thought I knew was wrong. On the other hand, St. Louis is one violent city.

https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/blog/highest-murder-rate-cities


Yep. Chicago is attacked because it is Obama's old stomping grounds. The reality is that, though it has some rough pockets, it is a clean, largely safe city. Visitors to the city often comment on how clean the streets and beaches are.
 
2017-09-06 11:30:37 AM  

DeaH: Chicago is attacked because it is Obama's old stomping grounds.


He's the least of Chicago's problems.

Chicago was a legendary punchline for corruption when Obama was a kid in Kenya.
 
2017-09-06 12:08:03 PM  

Gulper Eel: DeaH: Chicago is attacked because it is Obama's old stomping grounds.

He's the least of Chicago's problems.

Chicago was a legendary punchline for corruption when Obama was a kid in Kenya.


Legend is right. It's mostly myth. Because the Cook County is largely Democratic and downstate is largely Republican, politicians get caught doing wrong. It's the states where control falls mostly to one party where the real corruption is, and they get away with it.
 
2017-09-06 12:32:27 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Somacandra: Is this the thread where everyone pretends a city that doesn't even make the top 10 of per capital violent or property crime rates is somehow pure death and destruction? I just want to make sure I'm in the right place.

I think you are mistaken in assuming shootings form a evenly distributed pattern across the city. They aren't. There are blocks, let alone whole neighborhoods, that are hellholes. Whatever the many causes Chicago has a real problem.


Those areas are just like East St. Louis, Buffalo, Detroit, and the other 18 cities with higher per capital murder rates than than Chicago.
 
2017-09-06 02:51:32 PM  

Weatherkiss: Now if we can only make Fark a Trump-free zone.


Oh please please do.  I used to come to fark for the funnies
 
2017-09-06 05:34:33 PM  

skinink: Rahm Emanuel can go fark himself. The West and South side of his city is a disgrace. whatever he's tried to address the violence in his city has not worked.


I mean, it's not like there's an east side of the city, what with the sixth largest freshwater lake right there.
 
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