“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

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#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

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#93206 Nov 6, 2013
* one third
dahgts

Chicago Heights, IL

#93207 Nov 6, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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That's not so good. Chicago is facing the same problems as the state as a whole.
true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93208 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.
I have to agree. I might not agree with all of his decisions but he has no problem being a strong leader and that's something the State could use as well.

Since: Aug 08

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#93209 Nov 6, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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true, but Rahn was on WGN yesterday talking about what he's doing. what was funny is how he was so subtle about what previous administrations have not done right. no names but that pretty much covers the Daleys. I think he's better for the city then anyone else that ran, and is watching the pennies.
He doesn't have much of a choice ... instead of dealing with the problems as a good mayor should do, Daley totally f'd over the city in his last few years. That parking meter deal alone was so dumb and short sighted.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93210 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
Not really

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93211 Nov 6, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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He doesn't have much of a choice ... instead of dealing with the problems as a good mayor should do, Daley totally f'd over the city in his last few years. That parking meter deal alone was so dumb and short sighted.
Daley's legacy is that he made sure all the different groups got theirs in relatively fair measures. His financial handling was awful and as we learn more and more, not at all transparent Millenium Park which is indeed a gem was 4 years lat and 1
$17 million over budget and now we ar learning that there are some bonds or other obligations for the park which he agreed to but wasn't publicized.

The park is grand. The Bean has become the hallmark of the city along with the Picasso. I am quite sure he couldn't have gotten it passed if the true likely cost were known.

The parking meters.

Meigs Field being bulldozed.

Someone remind me of other good stuff he achieved in his 20+ years.

The pensions

John Burge, police torturer who was on the police force when Daley was States Attorney and while he was mayor.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93212 Nov 6, 2013
OMG, this is awesome. Brought tears to my eyes. http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/san-fran...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93213 Nov 6, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
OMG, this is awesome. Brought tears to my eyes. http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/san-fran...
That is amazingly amazing! Brought tears to my eyes as well. Posted it on FB.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93214 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
In a way I'm kinda happy. It pretty much guarantees that democrats are done in Illinois.
Didn't you also say Obama was done after 1 term?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#93215 Nov 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Didn't you also say Obama was done after 1 term?
Too bad I was wrong, eh? How's the Obamacare rollout going for you? How's our jobs?

Here's another prediction:

Illinois will turn red in 2014. So will the Senate. And Bammy will be impeached in 2015.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93216 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Too bad I was wrong, eh? How's the Obamacare rollout going for you? How's our jobs?
Here's another prediction:
Illinois will turn red in 2014. So will the Senate. And Bammy will be impeached in 2015.
You really don't have a solid track record at political prognostications.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93217 Nov 6, 2013
Anyone following the Richie Incognito saga?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#93218 Nov 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>You really don't have a solid track record at political prognostications.
I haven't really made any.

I was wrong about Obama but only because of dead and illegal alien voters.

We'll see if I'm wrong next November.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#93219 Nov 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Anyone following the Richie Incognito saga?
It's a propagandized state run media story against the latest liberal agenda about bullying. It will go the same route as their screams against global warming and racism.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#93220 Nov 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
You really don't have a solid track record at political prognostications.
Oh, and I was right about Obamacare. It's doubtful the dems will be able to wipe the egg off their face for allowing a partial government shutdown over it.

Meanwhile, Repubs are saying "told you so!"

How's it feel to be wrong?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#93221 Nov 6, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
How's it feel to be wrong?
Wrong about what?

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#93222 Nov 6, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Anyone following the Richie Incognito saga?
Yes. What a colossal a$$ that guy is.

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