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Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020

* No mas…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

33 Comments
  1. - The Ford Lawyer - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:13 am:

    Hmmm. A picture of chickens and a story with little basis in actual science. Does that make this Chicken Little?


  2. - dirksen - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:19 am:

    During the covid crisis, I felt Gov JB was totally justified and correct in demanding an action plan, guidance and resources from Fed Gov’t and (as a GOPer) I supported and joined in his critique of the federal response. But now, as our locals need state assistance, I hope Gov applies that same critique to his response to the looting. A greater use of the resources available to him for the locals is totally necessary and needed. More ISP call-ups, DOC riot teams, cadet classes and national guard for local cities could all make a huge difference. It’s crystal clear now that the looting is now an organized effort, mass application of resources needs to be considered. The locals just can’t do it on their own.


  3. - Carol - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:22 am:

    Chicago’s devastation is Exhibit A why someone should take a hard look at the government hiring practices whose main criteria is identity politics.


  4. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:24 am:

    Meh, trump will “law and order” the bird flu away.


  5. - Bob Loblaw - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:26 am:

    Incredible that just a short week ago the big controversy was about how tyrannical it was for Pritzker to suggest ticketing business owners who defied his lawful executive order. And now across the country cops are shooting, gassing, and arresting peaceful protestors for not dispersing 30 minutes before a curfew


  6. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:27 am:

    == A greater use of the resources available to him for the locals is totally necessary and needed==

    When people are protesting the use of excessive force, the use of excessive force may not be the best way to go.


  7. - Bruce (no not him) - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:28 am:

    we’ll show them chickens. They have no idea how good they taste fried.


  8. - Bob Loblaw - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:29 am:

    ==main criteria is identity politics==

    Ah, so your theory is that police brutality protests are erupting not because of the police brutality and 40 million people being unemployed, but because there are too many black cops and government workers? Interesting


  9. - efudd - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:32 am:

    Darren Bailey has filed a TRO against any future executive officer who tries to violate his constitutional right to eat at Arby’s in response to a possible bird flu pandemic.
    IRN has the latest.


  10. - Jocko - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:35 am:

    Coming soon to on-demand…Brad Pitt returns in “World War P(oultry)”


  11. - Larry Bowa Jr. - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:38 am:

    “government hiring practices whose main criteria is identity politics”

    So you’re saying that CPD should broaden its membership beyond cop’s kids and ex-military? Agree 100%.


  12. - dirksen - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:39 am:

    Pot/Kettle-
    The protests against violence have been peaceful up until the the point that organized groups begin looting. Let the protests continue/stop the organized crime sprees.


  13. - Bob Loblaw - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:44 am:

    ==organized groups begin looting==

    Do tell


  14. - Grandson of Man - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:47 am:

    “identity politics”

    Lol, identity politics? That’s all Trump does, panderIng to the GOP base (see yesterday, declaring military action on Americans and holding up a Bible).


  15. - jfk - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:48 am:

    It appears to me that not all protester are peaceful. Also who mentioned using excessive force?


  16. - We'll See - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:51 am:

    We humans have mistakenly believed we were at the top of the pecking order…. sorry, I couldn’t help myself


  17. - Logical Thinker - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:55 am:

    Time to open up the lakefront bike path and other recreational activities for the law abiding citizens.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 9:58 am:

    === Time to open up the lakefront bike path===

    Truly… Ignorance… is bliss.

    I needed that, I laughed out loud


  19. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:02 am:

    Oh no, the apocalypse is coming, the apocalypse is coming…. Oh… The New York Post. Never mind.


  20. - revvedup - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:08 am:

    News Tease: “Earth plummeting into Sun; film at 10pm”.
    As the sign said on the plane: “Ok, Panic”.
    If you think that’s bad, imagine Geraldo Rivera getting a new show (shudders).


  21. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:08 am:

    This isn’t snark, or in any way a political statement to the politics of things;

    Have elected Republicans at any and all levels publicly made a statement or release on the past seven days?

    (Snark on to this thought)

    We heard about the travesty of not going to church, and opening up the state… and tyranny … so, any of those folks making statements?

    (Snark off)

    Sincerely, have I missed GOP electeds’ public thoughts to these past 8 days?


  22. - @misterjayem - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:14 am:

    “It appears to me that not all protester are peaceful.”

    Golly.

    Just wait’ll you learn about the fellas who show up for peaceful protests with guns, body armor and chemical weapons.

    – MrJM


  23. - RuralKing - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:19 am:

    Is the looting and destruction of property one of the unintended consequences of shutting down the country because of coronavirus? I understand the protests over the Floyd killing, but the violence has been breathtaking.


  24. - Cool Papa Bell - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:22 am:

    Dr. Larson is not a serious scientist. He’s agenda driven. There is a lot of trouble in a headline that with “says and could”.

    -Astronomer says a massive asteroid could wipe out the earth if we aren’t paying attention.-


  25. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:32 am:

    === Also who mentioned using excessive force?===

    The President and folks who write things like this: == A greater use of the resources available to him for the locals is totally necessary and needed==


  26. - jfk - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:36 am:

    Maybe I am missing something ” a greater use of resources available to him” does not in my opinion equate to “excessive force”


  27. - cermak_rd - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:40 am:

    RuralKing,

    I think partially but only partially. I think the kid gloved treatment of the armed shutdown protestors provided a compare and contrast moment, too. Add that to the shooting and looting style tweets (looters can read too and we are all connected 24/7). Also the fact that some populations were more likely to die from the virus and the response of others was well those people’s lives were just the price that had to be paid for society to get on with things.

    Perfect storm and no way out without violating people’s rights (if the right to religion is absolute then so are all the others). There are a lot more angry people than there are police.


  28. - R A T - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:43 am:

    “ I understand the protests over the Floyd killing, but the violence has been breathtaking.”

    If an acquittal, I think your breath will be even more taken.


  29. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:43 am:

    No mas, por favor. No damned mas.


  30. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:48 am:

    “Meh, trump will “law and order” the bird flu away.”

    Only after complaining that it is a hoax perpetrated by the Democratic party.


  31. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 10:57 am:

    And when Bunker Boy orders the troops in to law and order the bird flu away will he put Col. Sanders in charge? (Sorry, just couldn’t help myself.)


  32. - Joey Twoshoes - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 12:48 pm:

    Man do the ricketts make it hard to be a Cubs fan.


  33. - Silly People - Tuesday, Jun 2, 20 @ 2:33 pm:

    Didn’t you see the Movie “Kingsman” and what was behind trying to wipe out a lot of the population. That is the next disaster.


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