Trump wall or Oak park, Il cul-de-sacs?

I was in a store over on Harlem and Lake and I overheard two ladies talking about how Trump is going to build a wall and how racist he is, now I do not care where you are in this debate the last thing you want if you are against such a wall is to get the help of hypocrites from Oak Park, IL on your side to help. Hypocrites? Yes, since 1964 to about 1977 Oak Park, IL built cul-de-sacs as a means to limit the traffic from a growing black population in the Austin area, which Oak Park, IL shares a border with. With arguments of stemming crime and undesirables the cul-de-sacs were built to mystically stop criminals from coming into Oak Park, IL does that sound familiar?

Exactly! So to hear anyone from Oak Park, Il to bitch about Trump’s wall or how racist he is, with these cul-de-sacs still in place is just ridiculous. A cul-de-sac does not stop robberies, murders and rapes look at the crime statistics for this area plus there are articles stating how ineffective cul-de-sacs are to stopping crime citing the Oak Park, IL cul-de-sacs as an example! Ugh what is the old saying? “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones..”?

How about before you are butt hurt about how racist someone else is, you look around you to make sure that your own actions do not exhibit such racist. Why? Because actions speak louder than words. Trump could never build a wall, saying it costs too much, then what? There will still be the Oak park, IL cul-de-sacs on Austin. What if Trump gets his way and does build a wall? There will still be the Oak park, IL cul-de-sacs on Austin. The point is while these Oak park, IL cul-de-sacs on Austin still exist, no one from Oak Park, IL especially from the time of their origin, should bitch about building walls and how racist people are. Just look in a mirror then take a drive down Austin Ave, and you will see an example of Oak Park, IL’s own type of wall, right here in “paradise”.

Here is the Chicago Reader article about the “Negrophobia” that hit Oak Park, IL summing up how it created the cul-de-sacs on Austin today:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cul-de-sac-has-negrophobia-struck-northeast-oak-park/Content?oid=871407

This is a Chicago Tribune article abut how ineffective cul-de-sacs like the ones on Austin dividing Oak Park, IL and Chicago are, all the way back in…. 1993!!! LOL:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1993-04-25/business/9304250091_1_sacs-cul-chicago-neighborhoods

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Oak Park, IL makes one’s soul hurt.

So on Saturday I was with Sarah (the one who stepped in dog shit in a different blog post) and I wanted to take her to Q-BBQ in downtown Oak Park, IL near Lake and Harlem for her birthday. But She lamented because of the traffic, the tight area and how people are generally ignorant about stepping up upon you and in your face. She stated that: “Going through Oak park, makes my soul hurt…”

I literally laughed my at least 3 minutes. It was the funniest line I ever heard about or to describe Oak Park, IL. Anyway, we grabbed some Chinese food on the outskirts of Oak Park, IL in Berwyn, IL instead, I rather see my dollars go to an area that does something for their residents instead of trying to strong-arm them and their tax dollars to pay for some stupid shit (aka the pool).

Yes Ha! Going through Oak Park, IL or even thinking about it makes my soul hurt too, Sarah, yeah me too.

Ernest Hemingway information -where do I find it?

I had one reader email me and ask me where do I get some of the stuff that I find on Ernest Hemingway, usually it is online or I do something like go to the Hemingway Museum and Home to gather facts and so I can see how others are officially (physically) presenting the nature of the writer. I usually would go with sites or organizations like the national endowment of the humanities, (neh.com) because they are the official organization headed by our beloved government to handle the categories which Hemingway’s work would fall under.

I also like people who blog about the subject matter, usually you can find tidbits that are not found the major sites but can be collaborated elsewhere and give you fun facts about Hemingway which may be useful if doing a school report or if you are heading out with a group to the Hemingway museum.

These are some interesting websites about Hemingway that touch upon things OUTSIDE of Oak Park, IL the great village that exploits his name every time they get:

Fun facts about Hemingway: https://letterpile.com/writing/Ernest-Hemingway-An-American-Literary-Great

Hemingway in Dry Tortugas: https://www.drytortugas.com/ernest-hemingway

Hemingway’s home in Idaho: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/idaho/placesweprotect/hemingway-preserve.xml

Enjoy!

Oak Park, IL OPRFHS Sexual assault pt 2

Since there is no help coming from the Oak Park police department who marginalized a reported sexual assault that happened back in August, tired of the runaround one of the students got active and posted a petition on Change.org to address the issue. This just brings to light more allegations of sexual misconduct which who knows if they have been addressed by The Oak Park Police Department, as with my case with my crazy neighbor. It seems that the OPPD do not take such things seriously, maybe the petition on Change.org will bring create an atmosphere of professionalism from the Oak Park Police Department. Because seriously kids raping kids is just terrible and even if there is an allegation no matter how slim there should be some time of increased attention to this issue.

Even the local “newspapers” her raise questions about the creation of a rape culture at the high school, and as with any resident in Oak Park, Il it makes one wonder how long has this been going on? If we know that there were at least “several” other offenders involved with this allegation why are they still allowed to go to school with other potential victims? With the other allegations, what has happened with those offenders are they still involved with Oak Park River Forest High School?

Also if the school is waiting for the Police Department to complete their investigation how are they handling the integration of these offenders into the general student population at the school? What new methods or procedures is the school going to put into place to protect future victims of sexual assault in the future? It seems to me that both entities (OPPD and OPRFHS) are to blame in keeping this culture continuing, not to mention the offenders involved. And the kids are only going to follow the direction of the grownups and those who are in charge and deliver out the consequences of their actions if there are no immediate consequences then why should they worry or change? So if Oak Park, Il is interested in creating a bunch of rapists they are doing a good job! Ha! Oak Park, IL created cul da secs decades ago because they feared the crime from the Austin area spilling into their little community, probably because they wanted to create a culture of veil on their own!

Here is the article from the local newspaper that brings up more questions regarding this incident:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-22-2016/Sex-and-aggression-at-OPRF/

Here is the Change.org petition sign off against the rape culture that the Oak Park River Forest High School is inept in protecting and the Oak Park Police Department is slow to putting an end to:

https://www.change.org/p/school-board-create-a-strong-policy-and-curriculum-on-sexual-misconduct-within-oprfhs?source_location=topic_page

Oak Park, IL OPRFHS Sexual assault pt 1

So from what I understand these “athletes” trespassed upon the wrestling coach’s property with the victim and without the property owner’s knowledge accessed the liquor which lead to the sexual assault; and the only person penalized here is the coach? The incident was reported on August 31st but only a week or two ago was the parents of the school notified about the incident.

Plus, the school still has the majority of the athletes involved in the assault still in school? Why? Because as stated on Channel 5 news that the Oak Park River Forest High School is waiting on the Oak Park Police Department to conclude their investigation, but then why is the coach suspended? Why does he get immediate punishment what details or involvement to this event does the school know about that has not been told to the parents, student or the general public?

You cannot just put employees on suspension unless there is ample reason to do so, there are so many facts missing here it seems that the Oak Park River Forest High School is trying to deflect this issue or just aim people towards a convenient scapegoat. But how does suspending the coach or stopping the athletes competing in wrestling solve the main issue of this rape culture? It doesn’t it only sweeps the problem underneath the rug, by putting the spotlight on something else or in this case someone else to keep the blame being placing on the school. And maybe it should be placed upon the school. Especially since the school is more involved to keeping everything status quo with no regard for the safety of its students.

Here is the article that discusses further the incident and the suspension of the wrestling coach:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-22-2016/OPRF-investigating-alleged-‘sexual-misconduct’-involving-students/

Happy Thanksgiving from Oak Park, IL

Instead of bitching how punk ass the residents of Oak Park, Il are, I decided to instead post something about Thanksgiving, more specifically the History of Thanksgiving as presented by History.com. I love history any history and around this time before the big day we are “forced” to spend with friends and family, we should know a bit why this holiday was created and its origins.

I have a lot to be thankful for especially when you compare our lives to the less fortunate, however I do not think that is the viewpoints here in Oak Park, IL. Therefore, that is why I am concentrating upon the meaning of Thanksgiving to take solace in Native Americans (as told by popular belief) helping the early pilgrims survive that first autumn here in America.

Here is the link I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving no matter who’s house you have to go to, what you are “forced” to eat and no matter who shows up to annoy the hell out of you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s the link:

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

Fenwick High School lost its lawsuit versus the Illinois High School Association

Oh, there is a GOD there was nothing good or right about this lawsuit or what it truly represented basic bad sportsmanship. Bad calls happen not only in sports but in life generally speaking. This has been tried before back in 2014, and that Oklahoma football team lost their challenge against a bad referee call as well. When life gave the Fenwick community lemon they decided to sue, instead of making Lemonade as the rest of us do.

I hope Plainfield wins at the state championship not because I am a high school football fan Plainfield football fan or dislike the East St. Louis Flyers I just want the taste of not being a good loser to be even more bitter than it was before. To the Fenwick community who though they deserved to be in the championship game over Plainfield good luck in your future endeavors I hope karma isn’t the bitch she usually is.

Here is the video reporting the good news of life destroying bad sportsmanship: http://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/judge-rules-against-fenwick-402802726.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand

More information about the lawsuit:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161123/NEWS13/161129936/judge-rejects-fenwicks-unusual-lawsuit-to-reverse-football-result?utm_source=NEWS13&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=chicagobusiness

 

The Fenwick High School lawsuit from Oak Park, IL

No matter what side of the debate you are on in regards to the Fenwick high school law suit you have to starch your head and wonder why this loss to Plainfield over a botched call is going to court. On the news, the parents say these kids deserve to be there, nice like the Plainfield kids or any other team that lost in the playoffs deserved to be there. Just Fenwick.

This is, of course, the message, the lesson they are teaching these kids, not only in Fenwick’s community but Plainfield and every other high school they will play the next season. “Watch out for Fenwick they don’t like the call they will sue!” Now, at this point is that what they deserve? Maybe, because they opened the floodgates and gave everyone and their mother the opportunity, the reason to do so. There are other questions that arise because of this lawsuit, probably ones Fenwick did not think of.

*What does it say when Overzealous parents sue for botched calls in a game?

*What if next season every team that Fenwick play and wins over, sues over any self-perceived violation they think is wrong?

*How does this change the meaning of sportsmanship then?

*How does this show these kids “The American Way” of fighting the good fight when you have been wrong?

*Does the Plainfield team have the right to countersue for defaming their character as a team?

*Do the referees in the game sue Fenwick for defaming their character and judgment on the field?

*How does this embolden the kids on Fenway’s football team when they do not agree to the calls made during future games?

*Did any of the people involved in this lawsuit think of any of these questions?

*Did any of the people involved in this lawsuit think of how it shows the depth (or lack of) their moral character, the Fenwick community or even Oak Park, Il to the world?

*If they lose their lawsuit, or win it, are they ready for all the “crybaby” taunts they will receive in the future?

No, because they think they are better here in Oak Park, Il than anyone else, anywhere else, and if life isn’t fair they should sue so it can be fair, for them. Only them, because they unlike the rest of us, deserve it.

Here’s a link to a Chicago Tribune article discussing more about the situation:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/football-state-championship-game-to-be-decided-in-court-193432320.html