Chicago, IL USA
Now that's the winning formula as tens of thousands upon thousands of satisfied and astute Chicagoans are tickled for joy, tickled pink (red, blue, green, yellow, black and lavendar -- or whatever your favorite color is) for the recent fact that we did not get the 2016 Olympics.
Long considered the 3rd coast after Los Angeles & New York City, we didn't even rate Third Place, but number 4 after Japan, S. America and Spain. To all those IOC judges who saw through the shrewd and diabolically evil ways of Windy City Politics -- to those helping themselves to the millions of dollars that Chicago is now IN THE HOLE -- we applaud you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
QUESTIONS: Should property taxes go up MORE SO for those who can't even afford to buy a bag of groceries -- where sales tax is the highest in the country - at 10.25%? Thousands of like-minded Chicagoans are dancing in the streets today while The Mayor's Plane is en route back home -- knowing that the truth has won out. Now get back to work and:
clean up the crime rate;
start educating the kids who are dropping out of school before 6th grade;
clean up the school system where kids are afraid to attend due to gang warfare;
take care of hospitalization and health care needs for the homeless and those living at a subsistence level; and
find jobs for those men women and new graduates who have been out of work for longer than you would care to be...
The list continues as you can imagine as well as the fact that property taxes would sky-rocket driving out more than the average 50,000-75,000 people who leave Chicago annually now.
Oh, yes and by-the-way, Happy Faux Fur Friday: #40. It is getting colder here and many of us will be dolling up in Faux Fur and planning our trip to riOLYMPICS...the way it should be, carnivale style -- dressed in the finest of Faux Fur Prints. A longer detail will again appear next Friday, October 9 explaining the Concept FUR-ther as it has been the numerous Fridays since 2009 began. But for now, there's a lot of celebrating to do...knowing that:
NOlympics is in the Best Interest of The Citizens of Chicago.
Posted on October 2, 2009 - 1:25 PM
By: ASK: Adrienne S ioux Koopersmith
Founder: Faux Fur Fridays ©2008