View Full Version : My Kind of Town, Chicago is........NOT

01-02-2013, 10:05 AM
Got this email from someone and thought I'd share it:

Chicago, Chicago; what a wonderful town!

Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago; 221 killed in Iraq, and Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire United States. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago!

Chicago politicians of late:

President of the United States of America: Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat)

Senator: Dick Durbin (Democrat)

House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. (Democrat)

Governor: Pat Quinn (Democrat)

House leader: Mike Madigan (Democrat)

Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (Democrat) [daughter of Mike]

Mayor: Rahm Emanuel (Democrat)

Past Mayors: The notorious Richard Daleys (Democrats); father and son who both served as Chicago mayors for a combined period of 43 years. They were considered to have run the most corrupt political machine in the nation’s history.

Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley: Valerie Jarrett (Democrat); born in Shiraz, Iran, is presently serving as Senior Advisor to President Obama.

Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Rod Blagojevich (Democrat) [presently in prison for extortion and racketeering]

Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Daniel Walker (Democrat) [sentenced to four years imprisonment for bank fraud, three years for perjury, and probation for false financial statements]

Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Otto Kerner (Democrat) [convicted on 17 counts of mail fraud, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges]

Past U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Mel Reynolds (Democrat) [convicted and was imprisoned on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography… also was convicted and imprisoned for 15 counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. Bill Clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud and released Reynolds early]

Past U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Dan Rostenkowski (Democrat) [convicted and imprisoned for corruption and mail fraud]

The leadership in Illinois; House and Senate: all Democrats.

The Chicago school system is rated as one of the worst in the country, but the teachers are the highest paid with a very strong union. (Arne Duncan served as Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer from June 2001 to Dec. 2008, when Barack Obama appointed him to the post of U.S. Secretary of Education… a post that he still holds).

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.

There is more; much more, but I think that you get the picture!

And they can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois; this is his background.

And he is going to fix Washington politics for us?


01-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Hi Barb....I share your concerns and as we are going now.....this similar type of summary will become the legacy for our country if the voters in the USA do not wake up! This last election was, I beleive the end of America as we know it. God help us all as we are unable to help ourselves...

By the way, love your picture of CH Rosewood Little Giant....

01-02-2013, 10:32 AM
This state is a train wreck.

01-02-2013, 10:40 AM
This state is a train wreck.

Vote with your feet. You couldn't pay me enough money to live in Chitown.

01-02-2013, 10:43 AM
Vote with your feet. You couldn't pay me enough money to live in Chitown.

5 hours south and sometimes its still not far enough away....chicago is a cesspool. I feel for the good folks that are stuck there and can't leave. The politicians are some of the most corrupt in the US. The Machine is alive and well---oh and its in the White House. Nice eh?

01-02-2013, 05:35 PM
I'm about an hour SW of the cesspool. If it wouldn't mean selling my business, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.

wayne anderson
01-02-2013, 08:14 PM
Same mess as in late 1960s, it seems, when I worked at Caterpillar in Peoria--Kerner was gov. then as I recall. New to Illinois then, but recall that everyone "downstate" despised Chicago/Cook County.

paul young
01-03-2013, 06:46 AM
Gang members shooting other gang members.......if the death rate exceeded the birth rate it would be a good thing.

I hate cities-all of them. -Paul

01-03-2013, 08:41 AM
[I QUOTE=paul young;1050661]Gang members shooting other gang members.......if the death rate exceeded the birth rate it would be a good thing.

I hate cities-all of them. -Paul[/QUOTE]

I agree but unfortunately they are killing innocent people of all ages along the way.

I live about an hour and half at most from downtown Chicago but thank God there is a state line between us! Can't remember the last time I was up there. Don't care to deal with such a place let along going to a murder capitol without some self security!