Friday, February 6, 2009

A Point To Ponder


"Shiller was the publisher and editor of Keep Strong, the monthly magazine, funded with advertising and street sales, that publicized Chicago-area groups taking on the powers-that-be."

We're just guessing here, but it's possible that one's attitude towards "groups taking on the powers-that-be" might undergo a change when one becomes a power-that-be. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, as The Who so famously said.


  1. Someone should find a copy of that pub and bring it to the Trial.

  2. 1.

    I look forward to continuing to find opportunities to strengthen our city and ensure accountability and efficiency throughout our local government.

    I go to community meetings three or four times a week. We try to cover the things that happen regularly. We go to any meeting we’re invited to. We’ll continue to do that.

    My staff is here to deal with any issues people have on a daily basis.

  3. Ahh the government.

    I havn't figured out the forum thing yet, so forgive me but this is an alert to write Sen Heather Steans and Rep Greg Harris. Seems our friends in Springfield are proposing to raise the tax on a gallon of gasoline.

    This will really cripple some of the families in Illinois. Part of the reason the economy is in the tank right now is because the inflated price of gas last summer. And I know before the bike riding green patrol jumps on this please remember that 99% of the state is not covered by the CTA. Gas prices go up, food prices go up, food goes up, people east less healthy, people eat less healthy medical cost sky rocket...ect..

    So Please tell Springfield to chill on there spending plans. We are cutting back, so should they.

  4. Wow.

    It has been a really tough day. With all the research I did today, I have come to the conclusion that Shiller is okay.

    She is actually pretty cool.

  5. Nice work Pirate! Chipster like it, Chipster like it alot.

  6. What are you talking about, Jason?

  7. Your story just went national. The blog post I wrote yesterday just got linked by Instapundit and the News Star story was extensively quoted. I sent Prefessor Reynolds a note this morning as your story is right up the alley of the the guy who wrote An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Govenment and Other Goliaths. Good luck.

  8. I had a dream last night.

    The 200 year plus experiment we call the American Republic is going to end and the proximate cause will be Wilson Yard.

    Both the left wing and right wing media is now looking at this. I myself have exchanged emails with a reporter at the NYT who covers real estate issues.

    This will lead to an examination of Chicago politics and both fairly and unfairly hamper the Obama administration. This distraction will take time and attention away from the economic crisis. Amid the crisis a secretive nationalist group made up of a few Wilson Men's Hotel residents, not the one currently in Federal custody, will stage a sit in at the Farm at the Zoo in Lincoln Park to demonstrate how "we are all sheep" against the government conspiracy.

    During this sit in an actual sheep will accidentally be hurt. This will lead to a radical animal rights group attacking the nationalists.

    From there ladies and gentlemen the sheep hits the fan.

    Left wingers and right wingers converge on Lincoln Park trying to recreate the riots of the 68 Democratic convention. The Chicago Police, under the leadership of newly installed Police Superintendent Ron Huberman, overreact and beat the rioters mercilessly.

    Left wingers and right wingers tear down the statue of General Logan in the south end of Grant Park and move on "The Bean".

    An enraged Mayor Daley orders the police to shoot anyone carrying molotov cocktails. No one is carrying any cocktails, yet mayhem ensues.

    The crisis spreads to the nation's Capitol where Sarah Palin, wearing black knee high boots, leads a march on the White House and the Capitol Building.

    She declares herself National Unity President and Dominatrix(NUPAD) and a civil war ensues.

    That ladies and gentlemen is how the American Republic ends.

    In the aftermath Mexico attempts to take over Texas and then realizes they don't want it. Russia retakes Alaska and NUPAD Palin starts a "nooclear" war. What remains of the former American republic splits into 5 separate nations or joins the newly founded United States of Canada.

    I of course survive and use my entitlement to Irish Citizenship to live in what remains of Europe after the nuclear winter.

    All because of Wilson Yard folks.........all because of freakin "Wilson Yard".

  9. I have never been able to take this "classic work of art" seriously after hearing this joke by the late, great Jimmy Durante:

    "The Thinker, huh? He must be thinking about where he left his pants!"