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Thu May 23, 2013, 07:48 AM

Rahm Emanuel's Zombie Pigs vs. Chicago's Angry Birds

(The boldface emphasis is mine - DMH)


My kids are into Angry Birds. . .This inscrutable game. . . has one essential truth: you have some pissed off birds compelled by rage to put down some zombie-looking pigs. After a sad effort to play the game myself, I had my own epiphany: this game is actually a metaphor for the city of Chicago. Please bear with me. Angry Birds is more Chicago than the Sears Tower, Wrigley Field or deep-dish pizza. The lunacy, the violence, the plethora of increasingly crazed pigs and those fierce feathered fowl all represent the political actors in a city that’s gone over the edge.

It all starts with the person who seems committed to win the current spirited competition as the most loathsome person in American political life: Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The same Mayor overseeing the closing of fifty-four schools and six community mental health clinics under the justification of a “budgetary crisis” has announced that the city will be handing over more than $100 million to DePaul University for a new basketball arena. This is part of a mammoth redevelopment project on South Lakeshore Drive consisting of a convention center anchored by an arena for a non-descript basketball team that has gone 47-111 over the last five years. It’s also miles away from DePaul’s campus. These aren’t the actions of a mayor. They’re the actions of a mad king.

If you want to understand why Mayor Rahm has approval ratings to rival Rush Limbaugh in Harlem, you can point to priorities like these. The school closures are taking place entirely in communities of color while the city’s elite feed with crazed abandon at an increasingly sapped trough. As Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teachers Union chief who led a victorious strike last September fueled by rage at Mayor Rahm, said, “When the mayor claims he is facing unprecedented budget problems, he has a choice to make. He is choosing between putting our communities first or continuing the practice of handing out millions of public dollars to private operators, even in the toughest of times.”
Rahm may have an army of zombie pigs who know how to do nothing but feed, but each and every neighborhood facing violence, school closures, clinic closures and public graft has a slew of increasingly angry birds. The people are long done playing Rahm’s game.

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Thu May 23, 2013, 08:04 AM

1. He probably isn't "the most loathsome person in American political life"

as long as people like Eric Cantor, Senator Inhofe and Lindsey Graham are around.

But he sure as hell is in the top ten.

And this POS was in the white house for years advising Obama on policy.

Unbelievable just unfuckingbelievable.

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Thu May 23, 2013, 08:10 AM

2. This thief's popularity doesn't matter. He doesn't care if he's reelected, he's doing what he


and his cronies wanted to do from the beginning. By the time Chicago gets a chance to rid themselves of this loathsome pig, the deeds will be done, the money will be gone, and someone else will have to deal with the fallout.

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