Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A Guide to Topics Discussed and Ignored in Today's Election in Chicago




• "Starving people in Africa"

• Coffee and donuts in an airport

Jimmy John's

Bill Clinton

Jesse Jackson

Barack Obama

• A woman's own mind

The Black Candidate

The White Candidate

The Jewish Candidate

"The Un-Rabbinical Master of Nine-Fingered Sign Language"


• A Twitter feed

• A Rahm Tax

• A landslide

• Hiring 2,000 more cops

• Cutting $1 billion from the budget

Not Discussed

• Paying for 2,000 more cops

• Finding $1 billion to cut from the budget

• "…Toxic diesel pollution breathed every day by hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area commuters."


• Anything beyond the "same, shady answers"

• The city's financial crisis

Urban policy

Racial segregation

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8 Comments / Post A Comment

deepomega (#1,720)

Tell me truly: are they at least discussing Terrorism?

Flashman (#418)

Or prayer in the classroom?

Morbo (#1,288)

First start with finding money for those police: cutting TMA workers in the Loop.
They seem to excel at sending SUV's careening towards me as I use the crosswalk, and not much else.

hockeymom (#143)

Nobody's talking Jay Cutler?

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Can't decide which sounds better Mayor Chico or Mayor Emmanuel.

Shockingly absent: Giordano's vs. Gino's vs. [Real] Uno's/Due's vs. Lou Malnati's. The voters must know!

QueenWasp (#926)

Of those listed, Lou's and it's giant sausage patty wins, hands down. I do also enjoy Giordano's. Gino's is shit.

I'm team Giordano's and Lou's as well, as I don't love the cornmeal in the crusts. But I need to know what Rahm likes!

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