Topix Chitown Regulars

Posted in the Chicago Forum

Comments (Page 3,727)

Showing posts 74,521 - 74,540 of97,432
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75485
Nov 4, 2012
 

Judged:

1

PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I saw a headline that NJ is going to allow fax and email votes. How is that going to work? Maybe its my IL background, but I can think of a bunch of ways that can go wrong.
It's not for all of NJ (the headlines have been misleading)- only residents who have been displaced by the storm or first responders. I think there are good intentions behind the plan, but I don't see how it is going to work.

Here is a response that I wrote to one of my cousins who commented on it earlier today (I am too lazy to modify my answer for this forum):

According to the article, email and fax votes are only being accepted for displaced persons and first responders. How do they prove/determine that? Also, you have to submit a request and wait for them to get back to you. Someone who is displaced is not going to have all day to sit next to a computer and wait for the county clerk's office to respond.

I coordinate the Republican poll clerks for my town, so I have to work with our county clerk's office quite often. They are doing all they can right now to make this election as normal as possible for the voters, but even at the best of times their lack of interoffice communication and willingness to give the public misinformation rather than taking a minute to find out the actual answer to a query is astounding.

I think there are good intentions behind this, but not enough training or preparation (on top of the stress and confusion that the residents of the affected areas are already feeling) for it to be effective.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75486
Nov 4, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

good luck, chel.

hope things are going ok, Jess. i've been keeping you in my thoughts.

i'm enjoying a weekend just for myself, this time around. i think we'll ahve to go out and rake some leaves today, but my jackass neighbor hasn't done a damn thing about his, yet, so i'll have to hope for winds from the ohter side this week.

gramma is settling in to her new place. she's starting to bitch about things, so we know she's over the initial shock of moving in. so, we're telling her over & over to tell the staff that she didn't get the breakfast she ordered or that lunch was cold. the staff can fix that, not us. but, that's par for the course for her - complain to everyone BUT those who can fix something.... in otherwords, she's fine! ;-)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75487
Nov 4, 2012
 

Judged:

1

1

Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not for all of NJ (the headlines have been misleading)- only residents who have been displaced by the storm or first responders. I think there are good intentions behind the plan, but I don't see how it is going to work.
Here is a response that I wrote to one of my cousins who commented on it earlier today (I am too lazy to modify my answer for this forum):
According to the article, email and fax votes are only being accepted for displaced persons and first responders. How do they prove/determine that? Also, you have to submit a request and wait for them to get back to you. Someone who is displaced is not going to have all day to sit next to a computer and wait for the county clerk's office to respond.
I coordinate the Republican poll clerks for my town, so I have to work with our county clerk's office quite often. They are doing all they can right now to make this election as normal as possible for the voters, but even at the best of times their lack of interoffice communication and willingness to give the public misinformation rather than taking a minute to find out the actual answer to a query is astounding.
I think there are good intentions behind this, but not enough training or preparation (on top of the stress and confusion that the residents of the affected areas are already feeling) for it to be effective.
That problem occurs in Cook County as well. I hope it does not lead to a law suit.Do you know if the electoral college is bound in any way in NJ? Do they have to go with their pledged candidate or the popular vote?

Your observation that Bloomberg is teh mayor of Manhattan and does not pay attention to teh outer boroughs was an eye opener. I read the NYTimes and I have been looking at the regional/local news in a different light.

Maybe it is North/South chauvinism, but I have been mentally comparing Sandy to Katrina in terms of response and the actions of the populace. I doubt we will see FEMA trailers on Staten Island. I expect bad press for the insurance companies who rise questions of whether a house fell down from wind or flood damage. Lots of people do not have flood coverage and the news was talking about the big waves that were causing the damage.

Hang in there kid. I will say a special prayer for you and NJ and NY on Tuesday

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75488
Nov 4, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
good luck, chel.
hope things are going ok, Jess. i've been keeping you in my thoughts.
i'm enjoying a weekend just for myself, this time around. i think we'll ahve to go out and rake some leaves today, but my jackass neighbor hasn't done a damn thing about his, yet, so i'll have to hope for winds from the ohter side this week.
gramma is settling in to her new place. she's starting to bitch about things, so we know she's over the initial shock of moving in. so, we're telling her over & over to tell the staff that she didn't get the breakfast she ordered or that lunch was cold. the staff can fix that, not us. but, that's par for the course for her - complain to everyone BUT those who can fix something.... in otherwords, she's fine! ;-)
Glad your gramma is settling in. My dad had his 5th back surgery Wednesday and they are going to send him to a rehab center aka nursing home. Hugely traumatic for my mom who associates it with a warehouse where one is sent to die.
The hospital social worker does a survey of local places to see who has a bed and a skill level needed. Then we clear it thru my sister who is with a hospital in Chicago and then we try and sell it to my mom. Her inability to function on her own has been spotlighted this week, separate and apart from her usual attention seeking behaviors. My dad will most likely heal; my mom will not get better. None ofus sibs are prepared for what that means on a practical basis I am afraid.She is enormously resistant to any change.

Enough about me- how is teh B&G? Your SIL settling down as a single person yet?

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75489
Nov 4, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad your gramma is settling in. My dad had his 5th back surgery Wednesday and they are going to send him to a rehab center aka nursing home. Hugely traumatic for my mom who associates it with a warehouse where one is sent to die.
The hospital social worker does a survey of local places to see who has a bed and a skill level needed. Then we clear it thru my sister who is with a hospital in Chicago and then we try and sell it to my mom. Her inability to function on her own has been spotlighted this week, separate and apart from her usual attention seeking behaviors. My dad will most likely heal; my mom will not get better. None ofus sibs are prepared for what that means on a practical basis I am afraid.She is enormously resistant to any change.
Enough about me- how is teh B&G? Your SIL settling down as a single person yet?
THey're doing ok... niece is apparently taking the role SIL used to have for her MIL. we've heard stories of other grandma showing up at the house, peering in the window, or even walking right in and whining for a cup of coffee or tea. SIL used ot be the one who went to the ends of the earth to do stuff for her MIL & FIL (at the expense of her personal time and was getting to be very co-dependant and feeding his alcoholism towards the end. SIL kept saying "ask YOUR SON to do this for you" and no one picked it up for her.). About a year ago (pre-breakdown) she started putting her foot down. other grandma is more co-dependent and useless on her own than we previously thought.

SIL is holding her own. she may have a roomie now, which will be a big help on the finances. her husband broke her smartphone, so she;s on an 'old fashioned' pre-paid flip phone now. she's not used to it, and hates texting on it, so we haven't heard from her as much recently. we take it as a good sign - no news is good news, so we take a deep breath when she calls...

good luck wiht your family... once we found a place for gramma, it was a relief. it started a new stressful chapter, but it was relief to get rolling.
Chazz

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75490
Nov 4, 2012
 
That is very good news

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75491
Nov 4, 2012
 
Thanks for posting Abby, Pellen. Here's Amy.

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/THS1P4LI48...

Hope you take the title in stride.:)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75493
Nov 5, 2012
 

Since: Mar 09

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75494
Nov 5, 2012
 

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75495
Nov 5, 2012
 
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/04/14...

Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75496
Nov 5, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75497
Nov 5, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Heard about that. Idiot put her kid on top of a 4-foot-high concrete wall and didn't hang on well, he almost immediately "lost his balance" and fell in.
There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75498
Nov 5, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a net that somehow failed as well. And nobody but the mom saw the kid fall. Kinda makes you wonder...
Makes you wonder what? You think she threw the kid in?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75500
Nov 5, 2012
 
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75501
Nov 5, 2012
 
I believe it was an accident, but it was a preventable accident by a woman who had no thought process, just "my little toddler would love to see these wild dogs."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75502
Nov 5, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_new s/2012/11/04/14922258-boy-fall s-into-pittsburgh-zoo-exhibit- mauled-to-death-by-african-pai nted-dogs?lite
Seriously, I cringe every time I see some small kid teetering on the edge of one of these enclosures. Do people just think they're invincible since it's a zoo?
I gotta just shake my head at this stuff. The walls and fences are there for a reason, people!

And yes, I think people assume that because the animals are in a zoo they're somehow less dangerous. They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off or get upset when their car is damaged because they got too close to the rutting buffalo. <more head shaking>

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75503
Nov 5, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
What did it say, cause its gone.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75504
Nov 5, 2012
 
Matilda77 wrote:
The above post got flagged as possibly inappropriate. I don't get it.
feel free to PM me whatever disgusting filth you were trying to post.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75505
Nov 5, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
They think the same thing at national parks, where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off
WTF? Where in the hell have you read about this? I've never heard of such stupidity and would say you're making it up if I thought you had a motive to do so.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#75506
Nov 5, 2012
 
You have got to be kidding me... I have never heard of this type of asshattedness.
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
where idiots think it's ok to smear jelly on their kids' faces to take pictures while the bears lick it off

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 74,521 - 74,540 of97,432
|
Go to last page| Jump to page:
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••
•••
•••

Chicago Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••