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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-03-09 12:37 AM
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8. I love Chicago
I'm less enamored with its government right now. It has seriously lost its damn mind. The County Board plays these bizarre political games while the county health system goes right down the toilet.

It's also really easy to despise the local government, because no Republican anywhere is going to be in charge of things in the near future. So at least you can be highly disgruntled, but not worry that being disgusted with the lot will lead to Republican control. Democratic primaries are where the true voting happens.
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  -I'm relieved Chicago lost Prism  Oct-03-09 12:14 AM   #0 
  - All the unemployed in and around Chicago who will not get employment see it differently  rpannier   Oct-03-09 12:17 AM   #1 
  - I don't really care about Rio  Prism   Oct-03-09 12:27 AM   #6 
     - Uhhhh...Yeah  rpannier   Oct-03-09 12:37 AM   #9 
        - I don't need to  Prism   Oct-03-09 12:48 AM   #11 
  - Denver rejected the olympics years ago  donheld   Oct-03-09 12:18 AM   #2 
  - Ah, Chicago's not worth a shit anyway.  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-03-09 12:19 AM   #3 
  - I love Chicago  Prism   Oct-03-09 12:37 AM   #8 
  - yeah those construction jobs and overall international exposure would have really sucked...  dysfunctional press   Oct-03-09 12:19 AM   #4 
  - And, of course, that's the sad part  Prism   Oct-03-09 12:32 AM   #7 
     - give it up, nobody who isn't a Chicagoan will  busybl   Oct-03-09 12:53 AM   #13 
     - I disagree with him and I lived in Chicago nt  rpannier   Oct-03-09 12:58 AM   #14 
     - i am a chicagoan.  dysfunctional press   Oct-03-09 09:39 AM   #21 
     - you don't really understand human nature very well, do you...?  dysfunctional press   Oct-03-09 11:50 AM   #23 
  - There was an excellent commentary about this on HuffPo today. I'll try to find it in the AM.  bertman   Oct-03-09 12:22 AM   #5 
  - HuffPo had a ton of good commentary on the matter  Prism   Oct-03-09 01:04 AM   #15 
  - I know two young men in their 20's who work construction  nevergiveup   Oct-03-09 12:41 AM   #10 
  - Who said they were selfish?  Prism   Oct-03-09 12:50 AM   #12 
  - All Olympic bids are based on a "bill of goods"  nevergiveup   Oct-03-09 01:20 AM   #16 
     - I think it would've been worse for us all - honestly  Prism   Oct-03-09 01:51 AM   #18 
  - so the olympics was the only hope for them to obtain work in chicago?  orleans   Oct-03-09 01:59 AM   #19 
  - Mixed Emotions Here...  KharmaTrain   Oct-03-09 01:20 AM   #17 
     - They'll probably just gentrify  Prism   Oct-03-09 02:01 AM   #20 
        - There are always some neighborhoods gentrifying ...  surrealAmerican   Oct-03-09 11:29 AM   #22 
 

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