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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Chicago Behavior Police - A Little Too Windy

The "Toddlin' Town" aka "Windy City" is beginning to blow a little too much hot air, which typically comes from the Chicago City Council.
I like Richard Daley, the no-nonsense mayor of Chicago. Sure he's a Democrat, plays machine politics like a pro, but he generally says what's on his mind. Despite the fact Daley is a White Sox fan he manages a large city, second to none, with diligence.
However, the Chicago City Council, a spectacle unto itself has begun enacting legislation that borders on unconstitutional. The smoking ban is one law I favor. I don't have to ask for non-smoking in restaurants. The law against cell-phone use while driving is a good one if it's enforced and the smoking ban includes public places.
The city council is now getting over zealous in their effort to control things they have no business getting involved with. For example, a current proposal would restrict fast-food chains from cooking with trans fatty oils.
In April, Chicago became the first city in the U.S. to outlaw the sale of foie gras, a goose-liver delicacy that upsets animal rights activists.
"We have children getting killed by gang leaders and dope dealters. We have real issues here in this city. And we're dealing with foie gras? Let's get some priorities," stated an anry Mayor Daley. "
"Is the City Council going to plan our menus?" asked Alderman Burton Natarus.
In a recent editorial, the Chicago Sun-Times chimed in referring to the council's "special Committee to rid Chicago of Everything That Is Bad for Us," and suggesting, "it's only a matter of time before they propose ordinances on cell-phone ring-tones, secondhand barbacue smoke and bug zappers."
The Chicago City Council should start cleaning up their act of incompetence and misrepresentation before they tell people not to eat fried chicken. If they need to find issues with a problem then a collective look in the mirror would easily identify the biggest problem in Chicago.

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Blogger Beach Girl said...

Reading Dumas Malone on Jefferson also work by Nock. Good DVD from Colonial Williamsburg - Jefferson and Adams. A Stage Play by Howard Ginsberg. Sure you could find it on-line. Bill Barker (plays Jefferson) has been doing that for decades. My daughter worked at CW and she says some people can't tell anymore if they are talking with Bill or Mr. Jefferson. Has to be so, it is Barker's life.

Sounds like our city council has been studying under your city council. Taxes go up. Turning our beach into - well, power goes a long way - even a little bit in the hands of an undiscerning soul. Moon Bat of the Week Award! Seems like Kofi has earned a 'lifetime' achievement award. Where do they find these people?

Enjoying your blog! My daughter is now onto it.

7/30/2006 06:41:00 AM  

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