Topix Chitown Regulars

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83857 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Alright peeps. Pretty soon, you won't see as much of me. Starting a new job Monday. Gotta make a good impression. Can't be logged in on Topix all day. Might be able to stop in in the evenings, but I know most of the action usually happens during work hours. Guess I'll drive thru after each day's carnage.
Congrats on the new job, Tonka! Do stop by and rubberneck in the evenings.
:)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83858 Apr 10, 2013
Union Maid wrote:
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Glad to hear Mia is doing well. It's difficult to make these decisions some times- sounds as though you made a good one. I am sure Rose will help take care of Mia too.
UM! Nice to hear from you. How's it going?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83859 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Alright peeps. Pretty soon, you won't see as much of me. Starting a new job Monday. Gotta make a good impression. Can't be logged in on Topix all day. Might be able to stop in in the evenings, but I know most of the action usually happens during work hours. Guess I'll drive thru after each day's carnage.
Good for you.That has got to be a load off your mind.

Are your co-workers having equally good luck?

Will they give you any severance?

I will hold all my IT questions til after dinner

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83860 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Alright peeps. Pretty soon, you won't see as much of me. Starting a new job Monday. Gotta make a good impression. Can't be logged in on Topix all day. Might be able to stop in in the evenings, but I know most of the action usually happens during work hours. Guess I'll drive thru after each day's carnage.
Yay and boo!

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83861 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Good for you.That has got to be a load off your mind.
Are your co-workers having equally good luck?
Will they give you any severance?
I will hold all my IT questions til after dinner
Severance? I didn't get laid off. I jumped ship.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#83862 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>SHEEET! That ain't no fish. And what's scary is that he caught that from the beach.
Just yankin yer chain, that was pretty impressive (saw it this morning on yahoo.) Sharks usually come to shore for feeding, and usually in the evenings. That's why it's never a good idea to go swimming in the ocean at night! As that young, naked woman in Jaws found out.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#83863 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
30 years?
Daley I was elected in '54 so its close to 60 years.
Whatever, I haven't been alive that long. And I didn't move to this area til I was around ten. Wasn't the mayor before Daley Sr. a republican?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83864 Apr 10, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Whatever, I haven't been alive that long. And I didn't move to this area til I was around ten. Wasn't the mayor before Daley Sr. a republican?
No. There hasn't been a REpublican mayor since 1931, more than 20 years before Daley took office.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#83865 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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No. There hasn't been a REpublican mayor since 1931, more than 20 years before Daley took office.
i almost blew snot all over my computer at the question... thansk for responding as i dig for some Kleenex...

Republicans are endagered species in the city of Chicago...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83866 Apr 10, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i almost blew snot all over my computer at the question... thansk for responding as i dig for some Kleenex...
Republicans are endagered species in the city of Chicago...
Closer to extinct except for the brief resurrgence when Harold Washington ran for mayor in 1982.

That's okay Dog. I can't recite local political history outside my home turf either. But ther have been some good elected officials over the years who also happened to be Democrats.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#83867 Apr 10, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Huge! Cool! Wow!
Also: I never see the point in catch-and-release. I"m either fishing to catch fish to eat, or I'm not fishing at all.
...I understand and appreciate,"catch and release".....It's more about the experience of the fight, the spirit of the opponent and maintaining the species...Really glad when they release the big sharks, as between the movies and the chinese the shark populations have been decimated....We had a local, here in Palm Beach county catch a 1,000 pound, Great White Shark, this week....he released it......hopefully we can maintain the environment of our Oceans.....

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#83868 Apr 10, 2013
William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 March 19, 1944) was Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as "Big Bill",[1] Thompson was the last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago (as of 2013). He ranks among the most unethical mayors in American history.[2]

Bill "Bull" Thompson was a Republican. He was a puppet of Al Capone. Is that what you are advocating?

I'm talking to you, edog..:}

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83869 Apr 10, 2013
dahgts wrote:
William Hale Thompson (May 14, 1869 March 19, 1944) was Mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931. Known as "Big Bill",[1] Thompson was the last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago (as of 2013). He ranks among the most unethical mayors in American history.[2]
Bill "Bull" Thompson was a Republican. He was a puppet of Al Capone. Is that what you are advocating?
I'm talking to you, edog..:}
Speaking of Capone, I heard an interesting factoid . Capone was convicted of tax evasion. The who fingered him and testified was somebody O'Hare. His family therefore considered him a traitor.

O'Hare had a kid who was a WWII pilot who wons a number of medals. His name was Butch O'Hare. teh airport is named after him.

So O'Hare of airport renown is directly connected to putting Al Capone away.The son was considered to have redeemed the family's honor

Cool.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83870 Apr 10, 2013
Hey Contrats Tonka. Too bad you could not squeeze out a couple weeks off in between.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#83871 Apr 10, 2013
RACE wrote:
Hey Contrats Tonka. Too bad you could not squeeze out a couple weeks off in between.
I squeezed a couple days. Today was my last day. Taking the young'un to a theme park tomorrow.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83872 Apr 10, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i almost blew snot all over my computer at the question... thansk for responding as i dig for some Kleenex...
Republicans are endagered species in the city of Chicago...
i think it would suck to be living somewhere where you're a small minority, politically speaking. I'm int he minority at work, but not in my state.

Since: Jan 10

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#83873 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Speaking of Capone, I heard an interesting factoid . Capone was convicted of tax evasion. The who fingered him and testified was somebody O'Hare. His family therefore considered him a traitor.
O'Hare had a kid who was a WWII pilot who wons a number of medals. His name was Butch O'Hare. teh airport is named after him.
So O'Hare of airport renown is directly connected to putting Al Capone away.The son was considered to have redeemed the family's honor
Cool.
I read that twicet his week!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83874 Apr 10, 2013
snopes has a great analysis of it. essentially, it's more true than not true, but there are some discrepancies, but only on some details, not the major facts. one thing snopes mentioned was the likelihood that the kid died from friendly fire.
Dahgts

Chicago, IL

#83875 Apr 10, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Speaking of Capone, I heard an interesting factoid . Capone was convicted of tax evasion. The who fingered him and testified was somebody O'Hare. His family therefore considered him a traitor.
O'Hare had a kid who was a WWII pilot who wons a number of medals. His name was Butch O'Hare. teh airport is named after him.
So O'Hare of airport renown is directly connected to putting Al Capone away.The son was
considered to have redeemed the family's honor
Cool.
I met a guy in CA who had the Capone name. He worked for Culligan. Cracked me up. I like reading about Chicago history. Don't get so bent out of shape about the dirty details either.

I wonder if anyone will bring up that name when I'm in Europe.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#83876 Apr 10, 2013
dahgts, are you familiar with capone's history in St. Paul? we gave him and his cohorts safe haven.

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