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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#93186 Nov 5, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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It is the little things.
I'd be happy with a projector that worked. When I am fired, the headline will read, "Veteran Teacher Pitches Computer Off Roof!"
In semi-related news, the fire folks trolled through looking for things to whine about: apparently, the cute little things I have hanging from the ceiling are a fire code, but attaching them to the wall is not.*blink*
I've often joked that if our windows opened, we would be short a copier or two. A girl can dream though...

And I suspect Toj is right about the sprinklers.

Since: Jan 10

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#93187 Nov 5, 2013
cheluzal wrote:
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Done!
Is it snowing? They say it's snowing.
I'd love to see snow but gah----so cold.
It is snowing! I think it also will snow tomorrow, but it looks like it won't stick in the downtown areas. The northern suburbs and north of there likely will get some snow to stick.

If we get seven inches of snow, I doubt that there'll be more than an inch on the ground at the end of it.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#93188 Nov 6, 2013

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93189 Nov 6, 2013

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#93190 Nov 6, 2013
RACE wrote:
Okay, the firehose fanfare is super nice, but...did they end up getting some Chicago pizza?

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#93192 Nov 6, 2013
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#93193 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Hee hee - the way the headline is phrased, it looks like it is a bill that will allow gay people to marry the governor.:D

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#93194 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.

I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93195 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
I have no idea what took so long.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93196 Nov 6, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
Just had to share the good news...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/illinois...
Yes, because gay marriage is MUCH more important than... I dunno... solving the 100 BILLION pension deficit problem?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#93197 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
It would help if we had a better, stronger governor.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93198 Nov 6, 2013
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#93199 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
In your dreams. Downstate won't win out over Chicago area. I will say it would be good to get rid of Madigan and I won't mind a Repub governor as long as he/she is not a right wing nutjob.

Since: Oct 12

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#93200 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
Unfunded pensions are gonna be a huge problem, down the line....For years in Law Enforcement, Firemen and other public servants had an incredible pension plan....actually too good to be true...Police could retire after 20 years with 50% pension, at their highest salary....without any employee deduction at all....INCREDIBLE....even got 2.5% for every additional work year....Pie in the Sky, eh?....Up until, these cities, municipalities and governments are now learning, that may be impossible to fund.....Your right, another path needs to be taken....
Mimi

United States

#93201 Nov 6, 2013
So Illinois passed same sex marriage. Whats that like 13 or 14 states now with Hawaii getting ready to do it too? Thats half the country...more than actually. More than 50% of the country supports this.

Damn hippie liberals....

Since: Aug 08

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#93202 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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In your dreams. Downstate won't win out over Chicago area.
That's not so good. Chicago is facing the same problems as the state as a whole.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#93203 Nov 6, 2013
Mimi wrote:
So Illinois passed same sex marriage. Whats that like 13 or 14 states now with Hawaii getting ready to do it too? Thats half the country...more than actually. More than 50% of the country supports this.
30%. Fifteen states out of fifty.
A noted observer

Hoffman Estates, IL

#93204 Nov 6, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Without in any way diminishing the importance of this bill, it is a deflection from the much much bigger problem of unfunded pensions and lack of budget constraints. Illinois has the worst credit rating in the US.
I am watching to see if they tackle that problem next
Welcome to politics.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#93205 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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30%. Fifteen states out of fifty.
Oops my bad. I was thinking 26…IDK why. <shrug> Still 30% that's about &#8531;, so yeah, it's getting there.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#93206 Nov 6, 2013
* one third

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