Christina Marrocco, who i first met in grade school, maybe first grade, asks

tigetsWhat are the three top ills of Old Chicago, and I don’t mean the defunct amusement park in Bolingbrook.

the rides were too tame, the lines were too long, and even though it was great that it was an indoor amusement park – oh wait NOT the fun Old Chicago, the real Old Chicago.

ok lets start with the weather. it was either way too hot or way too cold or way too rainy or just overall cruddy.

it’s like God wanted to punish the good people of Chicago for some sins they committed a super long time ago.

Richard Pryor used to joke about the wind, how it would wait for you around the corner and mug you as you were crossing the street and beat you down. but to me the wind figured out a way to get under your clothes. it was like mist. it could get through every strand of of fabric and then slap your skin with coldness.

if that wind was love instead of evil no one would ever move away. but alas…

then we’ve got the narrow mindedness. which is odd because your typical midwesterner of Old Chicago times had a heart of gold. theyd talk to you. theyd listen to you. theyd understand. but somehow theyd stop understanding.

was it racism? ignorance? foolishness? hard to say.

but i’ll tell you one thing that didnt help the situation then and doesnt help it now: the segregation. chicago is a city of neighborhoods but theyre all color coordinated. it’s ridiculous. even in the burbs you’ll see whole towns of blacks next to whole towns of people from India, next to whole towns of whites. wtf!?!?

the wind hates us all equally, people!

it’s almost as if the assbackwardness from southern illinois floats the wrong way up the mississip and infects chicago and spreads everywhichway. i blame the white sox.

finally the music. i dont know what it’s like now, but Old Chicago used to have the worst bands. God bless Cheap Trick, REO and Styx but when California got The Eagles, Chicago got Chicago.

uh, no thanx.

john boehner, quitter, failure, fake tanner, crier

john boehner

over 50 times john boehner, while speaker of the house tried to repeal Obamacare

over 50 times it failed.

youd think after two times of trying to overturn something that Americans wanted, and was declared law, and was proved to be Constitutional youd think youd give up

but no, boehner plodded on, never quitting.

today he quit everything: being speaker, being a congressman, being a cockblocker.

america has never seen a congress who has tried so hard to impede the progress of one president.

did the fact that president was (half) black have anything to do with it?

of course not.

racism is over.

especially not-so-subtle political branded racism.

but the funny thing about all types of bizarre hate and mischief is it rarely works in the long term.

obama was able to pass obamacare, and gay marriage, and the iran deal, and so much of what he wanted to pass. sometimes easily. it was almost as if the cock blockers werent even there.

confederate flag: gone. relations with cuba: normalized. stock market: booming. deficit: reducing

all the nightmare scenarios that the GOP swore would happen if Obama was elected never came true despite the fact they shut down the government, filibustered, and did everything they could to make this president a failure.

instead everything is up except gas prices.

and now the speaker of the house is quitting midstream. because he knows it’s useless to shake your fist at the sun.

it may have been morning in america in 1980 but its sunny now.

this nations tears are drying thus theres no need for john boehner

so adios amigos. say hello to heaven.