How Long Into the New Session?

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Not more than a month ago, the Alder-people of the city of Chicago were sworn in to their duties. And not more than 24 hours ago, everyone’s favorite 14th Ward Alderman, Ed Burke (pictured) has suggested a toll to drive downtown.

Is this another one of his hair-brained schemes? Like outlawing transfats in the Loop? No… I think this one has some merit. Let’s add some social striations to the Loop. That’s what’s been missing. Let’s let only the really rich drive by paying a $16 toll to drive on State Street. Right now, any Joe Schmo can do it – and that is so not right.

I say 2007 is the time we bring back the good ole’ days, when only the people who had the money drove anywhere in the first place. Hrumph Hrumph Alderman Burke – I’m with you.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some white gloves to don, and a duel to get into with some gentleman who insulted my wife’s honor by saying she knits a double-stitch twice with a glandove knot! I won’t stand for it I won’t!

edburke.jpg

Not more than a month ago, the Alder-people of the city of Chicago were sworn in to their duties. And not more than 24 hours ago, everyone’s favorite 14th Ward Alderman, Ed Burke (pictured) has suggested a toll to drive downtown.

Is this another one of his hair-brained schemes? Like outlawing transfats in the Loop? No… I think this one has some merit. Let’s add some social striations to the Loop. That’s what’s been missing. Let’s let only the really rich drive by paying a $16 toll to drive on State Street. Right now, any Joe Schmo can do it – and that is so not right.

I say 2007 is the time we bring back the good ole’ days, when only the people who had the money drove anywhere in the first place. Hrumph Hrumph Alderman Burke – I’m with you.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some white gloves to don, and a duel to get into with some gentleman who insulted my wife’s honor by saying she knits a double-stitch twice with a glandove knot! I won’t stand for it I won’t!

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