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Isabel’s morning briefing

Friday, Apr 21, 2023 - Posted by Isabel Miller

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16 Comments
  1. - Torco Sign - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 8:12 am:

    Perhaps the most alarming thing in these handful of stories is that people are being shot without so much as a verbal warning. That is twisted. You have a gun. You can say something to resolve some issue you might have when you don’t recognize someone at your door or on your property. Instead, it’s “shoot first and never ask any questions later.” Lazy and stupid on top of being dangerous.


  2. - Bruce( no not him) - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 8:43 am:

    == No other IL legislative leader has done so, as far as I can tell==
    “Oh, come on guys, you all said you were gonna do it. I think you up”


  3. - Bruce( no not him) - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 8:44 am:

    Dang it. “I think you set me up”


  4. - Candy Dogood - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 8:46 am:

    === Thoughts?…===

    Would have been better to de-platform Twitter than give money to the organization that started using twitter to push right wing content to my phone that I never received before Elon bought it.


  5. - Friendly Bob Adams - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 9:33 am:

    It still seems unlikely that the Peotone airport will ever be built.


  6. - Norseman - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 9:46 am:

    Speaker Welch say it isn’t so. That you would waste campaign, or even worse, state money to cave to Musk mania makes me blue.


  7. - Pundent - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 10:13 am:

    Elon Musk has a stilted view of “free speech” creating a platform where the worst of society can spew hateful divisive rhetoric while simultaneously demonizing organizations like NPR and PBS. I understand the reach of Twitter but Welch likely could have used this as an opportunity to draw attention to the divisive nature of Musk and Twitter instead of giving it more legitimacy.


  8. - Flyin' Elvis'-Utah Chapter - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 10:25 am:

    Meanwhile Tesla under performs again and SpaceX blows one up.

    Musk is as big a grifter as Trump.


  9. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 10:25 am:

    Bad move by Walsh. Musk is a hater and the epitome of privilege. The dude don’t like speech moderation rules of a private company so he buys the company to open the door to bigotry and fascism.


  10. - Hannibal Lecter - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 10:30 am:

    Everyone needs to get over themselves. The purpose of Twitter is to get your message out to your constituents. Constituents are going to use it regardless of your feelings about Elon Musk. Also, think about all of the journalists that use it as well. We wouldn’t have had the extensive, real time coverage of the ComEd Trial if not for Twitter. You can maximize the effectiveness of your Twitter account without agreeing with Musk.


  11. - cermak_rd - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 10:34 am:

    Nice obit for Mr. Eisenberg. He sounds like he was a real character. CEOs could learn from him. He did every job in the place and encouraged his son to do the same.
    And a hotdog for “dessert” after going out so he could taste the end product! That’s dedication.


  12. - H-W - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 11:09 am:

    Isabel. Thank you, and God bless you for sharing the Chicago Reader story today. You are acting as a peace-maker, and we need more of this.


  13. - Back to the Future - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 11:23 am:

    The story about the Union President from Alton was yet another example of how the expansion of gambling can have terrible consequences for Illinois citizens.
    In balancing out the harm the gambling industry brings to our society against the benefits that flow to a select group of political insiders and their friends, it is apparent that average citizens are generally worse off.
    I realize that this fellow took his gambling addiction across state borders, but the harm to his fellow union members and his family is something that will be felt by many people for a very long time in the Alton area.
    In terms of the union dues theft, you have to wonder who is watching the books. This fellow could not have walked off with this kind of money if simple checks and balances were in place.


  14. - Stumble - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 11:56 am:

    “In balancing out the harm the gambling industry brings to our society against the benefits that flow to a select group of political insiders and their friends,”

    Gaming is rapidly being taken over venture capital and large corporations. Not to mention its depositing large amounts of money into capital construction. Yes there are instances of addiction but this is an outdated take from “Back to the future.”


  15. - Pundent - Friday, Apr 21, 23 @ 1:38 pm:

    =The purpose of Twitter is to get your message out to your constituents.=

    Your comment hasn’t aged well in 2 hours or so since it’s been posted as it appears that just about anyone can get a message out purporting to be “yours”. Musk has turned the platform into a dumpster fire and I expect that if he doesn’t address that quickly more people will be looking to flee the site than get on it.


  16. - ByeByeBlueCheck - Monday, Apr 24, 23 @ 4:22 pm:

    Trending on Twitter today: #BlocktheBlue, which means people are blocking any account they follow that bears the blue check. Wonder if the Speaker has second thoughts?


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