City walks on air after historic win

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Paid for by Mayor Richard Daley's campaign committee, new banners hang outside City Hall on Wednesday.
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“No more drive by MEDIA”

Since: Nov 08

Brookfield IL

#1 Nov 6, 2008
I hope we can feel the same way in four years.
Ayn Rand

Franklin, MA

#2 Nov 6, 2008
I am an ex-pat Chicagoan living on the East Coast and the city around Grant Park and Grant Park itself sure looked beautiful to me.

“No more drive by MEDIA”

Since: Nov 08

Brookfield IL

#3 Nov 6, 2008
Yes it did. There are times in the city when you just have to stop and take in the view. One time in Lincoln Park near the zoo. Me and the wife just watched three kids just playing around a bed of flowers. It just looked right.
STEWIE GRIFFIN

Wauconda, IL

#4 Nov 6, 2008
Buried in the Liberal City/Sanctuary City/Chicago Tribune is the following article from an incident on RALLY night.

"Celita Hart, 19, stood silently in court today.

Prosecutors said Hart, who is black, yelled " 'WHITE [expletive],[expletive] McCain--you WHITE police can't do nothing anymore.'" With that, she reached through the window of a squad car and slapped a white male officer in the face, according to Assistant State's Atty. Lorraine Scaduto."
Rob OKeefe

Singapore, Singapore

#6 Nov 6, 2008
I am a Brit who had the privilege of living in Chicago for a year in 1992-3. My apartment overlooked Grant Park. I am currently living and working in Singapore and watched the Rally live at work. Seeing the park and Skyline reminded me of how much I loved my time there and what a great City Chicago is. I could sense the pride of the people in the park on Tuesday that Chicago was the stage for such an historic occasion.
what

Chicago, IL

#8 Nov 6, 2008
STEWIE GRIFFIN wrote:
Buried in the Liberal City/Sanctuary City/Chicago Tribune is the following article from an incident on RALLY night.
"Celita Hart, 19, stood silently in court today.
Prosecutors said Hart, who is black, yelled " 'WHITE [expletive],[expletive] McCain--you WHITE police can't do nothing anymore.'" With that, she reached through the window of a squad car and slapped a white male officer in the face, according to Assistant State's Atty. Lorraine Scaduto."
...and your point is?
Lil Rascal

Chicago, IL

#10 Nov 6, 2008
What great news, the city walks on air after historic win. We are so lucky. We are also fortunate that we can now walk on air since City Hall is eliminating the free trolly rides... just need to show all those thousands of paying tourists that use the rides how they too can get to their destination by walking on air.
melissa

Naperville, IL

#11 Nov 6, 2008
Wow! Why are people making such a big deal about Obama? He's just another president! Get over it and get back to real life. I realize the city is fired up about this but the moment has passed, MOVE ON!
Edward

Hillside, IL

#12 Nov 6, 2008
I just hope Chicago and Chicagoans don't get too big-headed with all of this. Remember, what makes our city great is our humility -- we know we have an awesome city (and I would argue the best city in the country) and are eager to share it with the world, but we don't have to shove it down their throats like New Yorkers do. Please Chicago, lets keep it real, play it calm. Unspoiled urban grandeur is imperative...
Capt Concernicus

Lincolnshire, IL

#13 Nov 6, 2008
It's gonna be a great 8 years!!!
Buffy and Angel

Pleasanton, CA

#14 Nov 6, 2008
Gallo wrote:
Take down those disgraceful banners! The only people happy with Barack Hussein Obama being president-elect are the **** of America.
I used to be a proud American, but not anymore!
Luckily for the majority of Americans who voted for Obama, people like YOU no longer run this country. The majority of Americans you so disparage voted for Obama. We voted for the positive, the hopeful and the honorable.

But as your icons such as Limbaugh and O'Reilly say, if you don't like it here, why don't you LEAVE? Get out and leave this country to the people who appreciate what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution stand for.

If you don't like it here, move to somewhere where your anti-American rhetoric will be appreciated. Perhaps the caves of Afghanistan with Bin Laden?
Patriot

Tinley Park, IL

#15 Nov 6, 2008
Give me a break,this so-call the second coming of Christ figure is nothing more than a MEDIA creation this guy can;t do nothing wrong,why? because the MEDIA themselves created him and just by print and tv news they will protect him and his failures,its to bad that the MEDIA wasn;t so positive and American back in 2000.to me they are responsible for our countrys decline and possibly to a road of socialistic to communistic form of goverment,but then I give them credit for brainwashing a lot of narrow-minded hypocritical people,maybe obama;s the reverend Wright said goddam America enough for it to happen.
Gallo

Elk Grove Village, IL

#16 Nov 6, 2008
Buffy and Angel wrote:
<quoted text>
Luckily for the majority of Americans who voted for Obama, people like YOU no longer run this country. The majority of Americans you so disparage voted for Obama. We voted for the positive, the hopeful and the honorable.
But as your icons such as Limbaugh and O'Reilly say, if you don't like it here, why don't you LEAVE? Get out and leave this country to the people who appreciate what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution stand for.
If you don't like it here, move to somewhere where your anti-American rhetoric will be appreciated. Perhaps the caves of Afghanistan with Bin Laden?
Obama won't have to live in a cave anymore, Obama will appiont him to the Homeland Security Chief,

Here are Obama's picks for his cabinet:

William Ayers (Marxist Terrorist)- Sec. of State.

Jerimiah Wright - Sec. of Racism

Osama Bin Laden - Home Land Security

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Sec. of Defense

Good job Dummycrats, creating this national tragedy! Hopefully he'll be eliminated before he can turn us into the United States of France
Spector

Chicago, IL

#17 Nov 6, 2008
Gallo wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama won't have to live in a cave anymore, Obama will appiont him to the Homeland Security Chief,
Here are Obama's picks for his cabinet:
William Ayers (Marxist Terrorist)- Sec. of State.
Jerimiah Wright - Sec. of Racism
Osama Bin Laden - Home Land Security
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Sec. of Defense
Good job Dummycrats, creating this national tragedy! Hopefully he'll be eliminated before he can turn us into the United States of France
This is just stupid, Gallo -- Obama did not win this election by the goodness of everyone's heart and thinking adults are able to understand that. He won because of his own merits on one hand, and on the other, a confluence of terrible outside events and a poor showing by the other party, which has lost a terrific amount of support over the recent past -- all of which drove support into his corner, as the lesser of evils.

As a Hillary supporter, I supported my party and I pray Obama succeeds and succeeds well. He is a good man and I know he will do good things for the US. Most thinking Americans, even a majority Republicans, I think, hope Obama succeeds -- because like when FDR came to power, our nation desperately needs some success right now!

One test for me -- I'd like to see how Obama will now react to the Prop. 8 decision in California, which failed, in good part due to a +70% vote by black California voters -- black voters who have demanded their own slice of civil rights, yet in the same breath, just voted with others to deny similar rights to another oppressed minority group. What say you, Mr. Obama?
Tommy Udo

Girard, OH

#18 Nov 6, 2008
"Good job Dummycrats, creating this national tragedy! Hopefully he'll be eliminated before he can turn us into the United States of France" I could not believe this posting by "Gallo, Addison." He is calling for the assassination of President-elect Obama.I hope that the Tribune will report this threat and "Gallo's" IP address to the police and the Secret Service.
Gallo

Franklin Park, IL

#19 Nov 6, 2008
Spector wrote:
<quoted text>
This is just stupid, Gallo -- Obama did not win this election by the goodness of everyone's heart and thinking adults are able to understand that. He won because of his own merits on one hand, and on the other, a confluence of terrible outside events and a poor showing by the other party, which has lost a terrific amount of support over the recent past -- all of which drove support into his corner, as the lesser of evils.
As a Hillary supporter, I supported my party and I pray Obama succeeds and succeeds well. He is a good man and I know he will do good things for the US. Most thinking Americans, even a majority Republicans, I think, hope Obama succeeds -- because like when FDR came to power, our nation desperately needs some success right now!
One test for me -- I'd like to see how Obama will now react to the Prop. 8 decision in California, which failed, in good part due to a +70% vote by black California voters -- black voters who have demanded their own slice of civil rights, yet in the same breath, just voted with others to deny similar rights to another oppressed minority group. What say you, Mr. Obama?
Lesser of evils? You're talking about a guy who started his political career in the living room of William Ayers, an unrepentant marxist terrorist, a guy who sat in the church of a black racist minister for 20 years (who said God Damn America), a guy who did nothing while a senator, a guy who only became a senator because he ran against a bigger noname looser then himself, in Alan Keyes.

And you think Obama was the lesser of 2 evils? You're nuts!
Spector

Chicago, IL

#20 Nov 6, 2008
Gallo wrote:
<quoted text>
Lesser of evils? You're talking about a guy who started his political career in the living room of William Ayers, an unrepentant marxist terrorist, a guy who sat in the church of a black racist minister for 20 years (who said God Damn America), a guy who did nothing while a senator, a guy who only became a senator because he ran against a bigger noname looser then himself, in Alan Keyes.
And you think Obama was the lesser of 2 evils? You're nuts!
I never said the man didn't have faults, but obviously all the Republicans who turned their back on their own party's candidate thought he was the better of the two choices! Go argue to them, not me.

BTW, your threat to "eliminate" Obama should earn you a nice trip to visit Washington DC or Leavenworth, KS.
John G

Chicago, IL

#22 Nov 6, 2008
Rack-O is GREAT!!!!
minor threat

Ocala, FL

#23 Nov 6, 2008
Gallo? Gallo Wines? Perfect because your post sounds like a wino wrote it.
bin Laden is only able to live because Bush/Cheney and the other incompetents failed to stop or catch him.
Sorry your bitter, four years is a long time to live like that. Enjoy!
Gallo wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama won't have to live in a cave anymore, Obama will appiont him to the Homeland Security Chief,
Here are Obama's picks for his cabinet:
William Ayers (Marxist Terrorist)- Sec. of State.
Jerimiah Wright - Sec. of Racism
Osama Bin Laden - Home Land Security
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - Sec. of Defense
Good job Dummycrats, creating this national tragedy! Hopefully he'll be eliminated before he can turn us into the United States of France
Chicago Irish

Chicago, IL

#24 Nov 6, 2008
Enjoy it now, but be just as prepared for the historic crash!

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