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July 7, 2014

"Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town" [Updated]


The irony is thick with Frank this Monday:

"On State Street, that great street, I just want to say

They do things they don't do on Broadway"

[Update]82 shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago over July Fourth

11 Killed, At Least 60 Wounded In Citywide Shootings This Weekend:

Shaquille Ross, 18, was found unresponsive in the street in the 6500 block of South Seeley Avenue about 4:30 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the upper torso and neck, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Ross, of the 200 block of West 95th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m., authorities said. Police said he was a documented gang member.

Now this could only happen to a guy like me

And only happen in a town like this

So may I say to each of you most gratefully

As I throw each one of you a kiss

This is my kind of town, Chicago is

My kind of town, Chicago is

My kind of people too

People who smile at you

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 7, 2014 6:02 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

So glad I escaped from that cesspool decades ago.

The city has hosted the equivalent of a Sandy Hook at least one weekend out of every month, for years.

Still waiting for the outrage.

Posted by: AGoyAndHisBlog [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 7, 2014 1:02 PM

Don Zaluchi runs Chicago, although it's actually grey-black powder.

If they had any sense or American identity left in them, they'd realize that they are every one his sacrificial pawns. The Don wants this, every child gunned down makes the case for firearms confiscation, and the reversion to slavery complete. But this, in this country, will never happen without risking civil war. And the Don knows, the rest of the country doesn't care either and believes as he does. Who cares if soulless animals off each other? There's no downside to letting this continue, or so he and his associates think.

The Don could stop this. But it would mean a severe squeeze on the rackets to make the streets safe. The Capo's would get themselves a new Don. That the Don only calls ineffectively for firearms confiscation, while doing nothing to actually make the city safe for all People, "evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism"

Instead of killing each other, they should march on City Hall and purge with extreme prejudice every Alderman, Ward heeler, precinct and police captain they can find. And for good measure, torch Hyde Park, raze it, and salt the earth.

It's too late for apologies. "[I]t is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." If they don't, they're dead anyway. If they do, they have a fighting chance to "institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness".

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 8, 2014 12:02 AM

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