Dec 12, 2006

Mussolini Made The Trains Run On Time...

Mayor's fingers all over city,
but he's far from finished

"Everywhere you look, this is Daley's city. He has recast, remodeled and redecorated it according to his own vision, from the flower planters to the red-light cameras to the new skyscrapers popping up on every third corner downtown. Whatever you say about Daley -- and I've said plenty -- you can't deny he has a vision for this city and devotes himself to executing it."

"And that's one big reason that it's going to stay Daley's city until either he loses interest or an opponent of substance steps up to take it away from him, the only other possibilities being beyond the control of any candidate.

That would leave health and the office of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as the only intervening factors that could keep Daley from winning and completing a sixth term as mayor, surpassing his father's tenure in office in the process. You wouldn't want to bet against the mayor on those counts either."

"Chicago voters get to decide whether this imagery rings true -- or whether, even if true, it is outweighed by the corruption the mayor allowed to fester during his first four terms in office until press and prosecutors finally caught up to it." <more>

Inquiring minds want to know - what is Dick hiding under his frozen peas and carrots? ;)


Anonymous Historyphile said...

The moral of the story is that even if Mussolini did make the trains run on time, (it was most likely tongue in cheek) he was an evil doer to the core.

"At least Bush lowered taxes" might be an appropriate tagline for his legacy (while bankrupting America.

As for Dickie Daley - "He preserved Chicago traditions."

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraq ran better under Saddam, too.

9:57 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Motorola Classic Golf Tourney in Chicago, while a Corporate Communcations and Signals Wife for Norfolk Southern.

Chicago. What a beautiful city.

(Ancestral Scotland would have been more intrigueing.)

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good morning all, yes he did make the trains run on time-dubya can't even do that...have a great day heehee t fighting corruption ohio -geez its everywhere!
bbl- t-pda;-)

10:22 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

I found the week in Austria and Germany quite interesting, hosted by Plasser American Corporation, They said, "You're eating where Nixon ate, and sleeping where he slept."

(The accomodations were absolutely divine.)

What I couldn't understand is why the American businessmen spent a day touring Dachau, and arranged for corporate wives to tour beautiful Munich gardens, instead.

(And why wasn't the trip registered on my passport?)

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



10:26 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Please don't let my partially-Native-American-skull suffer cultist preservation in Corrupticut, locked in some secretive, demented, insane Yale University Horror House, compliments of Walter Plecker's Virginia/Corrupticut Racist/Nazi Eugenics Program....

Local police use ADELPHIA?.... (DOES IT EVER END??????)

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fitz is not afraid of Daley!!

Also: Lethal lead levels found in Congressional Shop souvenirs.

10:41 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Oh and Mr. Bjorn Olsson, Harmon Industries, the Mississippi River Boat trip was absolutely divine. It was interesting dining with your daughter. Wish you could have met mine!! Your wife, Celia, said your permanent residence was St. Louis, but your winter home: Sanibel? I think it was during that Greenbrier Golf Outing.

But her Swedish recipe for Nettle Soup was interesting. We try and avoid Nettles here in the states.

Were you and Porter Goss among the "local town fathers" down there in Lee County, Florida?

Can't forget Okonite. What a nice plant you have in Richmond, Kentucky!!

10:46 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

He did not get his attitude/philosophy off a bush. He comes from a long line of pols from Chicago. The more things change the more they stay the same.

10:54 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Mr. and Mrs. Higgenbottem, you were such great friends, and I know you really cared about my family, no matter how much business you did with the Railroad. Thank you for arranging for that nice massage at the Greenbrier!!!!!!

All those dinners in Atlanta, and you traveled such a long way. I never understood whether you worked for Okonite, or Harmon. But wasn't that trip to Nashville fun?

Few people are lucky enough to shake the hand of someone as talented as Louise Mandrell, but Mr. Coppola arranged it.

Seeing Jay Leno in person was something I thought could never happen to "little 'ole me."

Thanks so much!!!!!!

10:54 AM  
Blogger A_Loon said...

Please. Visit my Blog Site,

And if you have any more of those FREE, COMPLIMENTARY ...
Augusta Masters Golf Tourney tickets,

some of us "Happy Gilmore" types would simply LOVE to attend!

Again, thank you for "CARING" so much about my family!!!

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

* On Robert Sorich et al: "I think they were wrongly convicted. I don't see where helping people get a job is a crime," he says, shortly after arguing that patronage is superior to civil service because in civil service, the people grading the tests do so unfairly. He doesn't seem to know the facts of the Sorich case, or is unaware of the concept of irony.

"Nobody was denied" a job because of Sorich, he says. Despite the fact that hundreds, if not thousands, were denied.

"I'm looking at being power. If I were in power, I'd do the same thing."

This is just an exerpt from the interview with Bill Beavers, ex-Chicago Alderman, Current Cook County Commissioner, and City Democratic Chairman.

Interview with Bill Beavers

11:00 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Chicago Native:

I hope that the DOJ office can get the real king pin first: Beavers. And I saw your pic of Todd Stroger as Urkel. LOL! Made my day!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Mussolini Made The Trains Run On Time..."

Oh my God, LOL ....... !

3:47 PM  

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