Happy “National Freedom Day!”

Happy Black History Month! Although that this, is of course, the shortest month of the year (don’t get Ma Pro started) it is a time to celebrate African American culture here in the United States. Today is actually “National Freedom Day” the day that President Lincoln started the process that ended slavery in the United States, later ended by 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Congress created a resolution that made today National Freedom Day in 1947 and President Truman made it law in June of 1948.

Meaning that even though President Lincoln made Slavery illegal it took many years and decades to have this basic tenet that every person is free in our Country to be recognized. Even though there are still tons of racism, being played out everywhere in our country and even in places like Oak Park, IL there is still hope. By recognizing that freedom is for everyone on a day like today we acknowledge that everyone should be treated equal and be given an equal footing until every man, woman, and child is on an equal footing we got a long way to go.

Here are some more sites that gives you more information regarding “National Freedom Day” I hope you enjoy the information, and happy reading!

https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/national-freedom-day

http://heavy.com/news/2017/02/national-freedom-day-when-meaning-abraham-lincoln-black-history-month-13th-amendment/

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Happy Holiday! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!

Happy Holiday! Happy Martin Luther King Jr day!

This is, of course, a great day because most of us have it off, but it’s also a great time to celebrate diversity in our area and our country. Even though places like Oak Park, Il like to say they are diverse and steer most of the minorities in Oak Park, Il to live near the Austin border, we can still keep the dream alive and fight these type of mindsets by keep speaking out and keep fighting against overt and covert racist practices such as the one I have aforementioned.

You do not necessary have to be black to actually reap the benefits from MLK jr’s sacrifice either because of his stance we have better ideas about cultural understanding and intelligence this helps us practically in everyday life, as a people, as a country, a global power and as a single race of humanity. As we become more cultural intertwined we are able to overcome our differences and the ignorance that is out there, this is not some liberal fantasy, or cuck erotic story, just plain common sense.

We are all on this planet together so we might as well get along, and for those who wish to practice overt and covert racism whenever they want, (how do I say this eloquently?) can …. suck a big long one. Enjoy one another and let the old haters sit in their corners and bitch. Remember the man, take a stand, and enjoy your MLK jr. day in the memory of this great man.

Peace and Chicken grease.

Happy New Year’s Eve from the Oak park, Il blog!

Just want to give you a Happy New Year’s really quick did you know that it was actually Julius Caesar who established made New Year occur on January 1st? There are of course other countries that celebrate the holiday but they all celebrate it in different ways. These are some links that show you the many different ways New year’s is celebrated:

I think this information is great if you think about traveling to another country around New year’s and want to know how other countries celebrate the holiday and so that you do not look like an “ugly American” ! You could probably also take some of the ways other cultures celebrate the holiday and integrate it into your holiday celebrations or even your Holiday party.

Figuring out New Year’s Eve In Oak Park, IL

So I decided ahead of time to formulate a plan of what I can do around here in regards to getting my party on in Oak Park, Il and I googled “new year’s eve around Oak park, Il” and I saw immediately oakpark.com’s calendar of events. I thought to myself Yes! This is a ray of hope so I clicked on the link to look at the events listed for the 31st and.. wtf? German class? Are you fucking serious?

Here is the link look at this shit:

http://www.oakpark.com/Calendar/Events/?Page=1&Date=12-31-2016

This shit is anti-viagra in Oak Park, Il the only thing close is a “The Gents New Year’s Eve Black Tie Event” in Berwyn, IL, this village is the lamest shit on the face of the planet. All the stuff, the parties, the concerts, it seems are happening in downtown Chicago, and you know how Wild Wild West it gets on New Year’s eve in Chicago!

Here is an article regarding the events in Chicago on New Year’s Eve https://www.timeout.com/chicago/new-years-eve

So you bet your ass I am going downtown to party and leave this boring shithole Oak Park, Il in the dust at least for the night. Because I really don’t feel like decorating, buying food, alcohol and all that other shit being a party thrower on New Year’s entails. Ugh Happy New year’s Eve my ass.

Oak Park, IL blog related: 9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

9 Free Craft eBooks For the Holidays

I found a new way to keep my other young niece and nephew busy while everyone parties on Christmas day, I think I will download one of these books and get some of the supplies needed to complete some of the projects listed in one of these nine Craft E-books. And let them craft away.

I hate when kids get in the way of my drink during the holidays its family as why the reason I need it so, let me cut down on some of my stress and give them something to do.

This is the hyperlink that makes it all possible: http://tiphero.com/9-free-craft-ebooks-for-the-holidays/

Christmas in Oak Park, IL part 2

Did you know that Christmas was not always celebrated on December 25th? Maybe that Christmas is celebrated 13 days after the 25th, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches? Charles Dicken’s created A Christmas Carol to illustrate the need for charity and good will during the Christmas season. However, it was America that brought upon the changes in the holiday as we presently know it after it was made a national holiday in the late 1800’s. I must admit I had to look at the link below to learn some of these facts about Christmas, as I am not always perfect but this was a great learning experience. The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

However, it was America that brought upon the changes in the holiday as we presently know it after it was made a national holiday in the late 1800’s. I must admit I had to look at the link below to learn some of these facts about Christmas, as I am not always perfect but this was a great learning experience. The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

The history channel’s website is a fantastic resource for article with Christmas information, videos about, pictures, speeches about the holidays along with other Christmas related information and items. I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas. There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

I hope this helps increase the basic religious and cultural intelligence of the residents of Oak Park, IL so that they do not think because they are just putting up lights and going to church finally for annual visit means that they are exhibiting the spirit of Christmas.

There is actually a lot more to it, although they are a lot of shallow individuals in this village that always put up a fake front of being “decent” people. I hope that learning more about the holiday will edge them closer to the practice of actually being that individual.

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

Christmas in Oak Park, Il part 1

Christmas in Oak Park, Il should bring out the best of people, the good Christian people of Oak Park, Il who do not celebrate that many other holidays, that do not have the cultural intelligence to celebrate or accept other cultural based holidays. This also leads to a basic ignorance of the real meaning of Christmas accepting what is culturally acceptable, meaning, the more commercial side of the holiday. Getting back to the basics of this Christian holiday, it is all about the birth of Jesus, yet we take away from it there is a standard of mandatory gift giving.

Giving gifts is the “be all end all” for this holiday now, and children everywhere expect a gift upon this holiday, Greed instead of generosity has replaced the mainstream message of this holiday, Christmas has become more of a corporate holiday than a religious one although it is very similar to Diwali. The holiday of Christmas no matter what the denomination has as it, a foundation of giving and selflessness not of wish lists and the force fraternizations with everyone and their mother. However, I am hopeful there are people in Oak Park, IL who do still grasp upon the original Christian beliefs of Christmas and still give of themselves as per those religious beliefs. To help understand better this famous and misconstrued holiday I have set up in this post a couple of links that discuss the customs of Christmas and includes for a countdown clock to Christmas.

This is a website that details different customs for the Christmas holiday: http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/

I have added a website here that may add to the Christmas for the kids: http://www.xmasclock.com/

Target comes to Oak Park, IL!

Celebrate!  I see the news regarding a small Target near Lake and Harlem! I love how the residents and sometimes officials state they want to preserve the “heritage” of Oak Park, IL with its “feel” and architecture and such. Well, putting a Target near one of the busiest intersections around the village and area is the greatest way to do that! Great going morons! Where did the city planners get their degrees? In a Cereal box???

The traffic in this area and this intersection is already a mess so let’s add a huge name brand store and not add enough parking spots in the area because that is the intelligent thing to do. I love the fact that Chicago corruption has hit Oak Park, Il in a major way because there is no way this seems reasonable to the average resident’s sensibilities those who profess the glory of Oak Park, Il’s individual uniqueness.

Now this area of Harlem and Lake has been set up to be as bad as or ten times worse than the area where Forest Park, Il has the Walmart on Roosevelt and Desplaines Avenues. No longer can Oak Park, Il state it is unique it has become like every other village or town that has poor planning and terrible grasps of its own traffic problems. There are tons of places and empty spaces for a Target on Madison avenue but that would be thinking and logical, alas Oak Park, IL in its vanity is not about that.

Once they see the crowds a Target brings (which is almost as bad as Walmart crowds) they will realize someone has sold Oak Park, Il’s already pitiful soul to the devil, but then it will be too late to make changes. Changes in the infrastructure, streets etc., and no I did not forget about all the small unique businesses around Harlem and Lake that a small Target will kill once introduced into the area.

Bravo! Thank you Oak Park, IL for proving me right and that you are the biggest combination of idiots and hypocrites of them all!

Here is the link spreading the joy of my continued on the point opinion about Oak Park, IL:

http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-29-2016/Target-store-coming-to-downtown-Oak-Park/

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From Oak Park, IL to the Chicago Cubs World Series parade downtown

Damn I was downtown, at the Cubs parade I could not get any pictures though, because I was packed in with another 5 million people (Cubs fans) and soon as the double deckers came around it was like a wave of people crushing down on my ass! It was worse than the Blackhawks parades, which I left work to go see, yeah I straight told the boss and he was like “hell yeah” and I got some pictures from that but this Cubs parade? No way honey! I realized that I also could not leave my spot otherwise I would not have seen the players and the other people around me would have definitely took it! So I did not drink anything, I was so dehydrated!

Anyway like I have said beforehand there is nothing going on in Oak Park, IL with any Chicagoland sports teams, nothing, absolutely nothing. No honors, no special events, just eh, I mean they will spend 40 million on a pool that their high school swim team can only use, but other than that, it is just dry a stale sliced white bread.

<> on November 2, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

But how about those Cubbies? After 71 years of last going to the World Series, after 108 years of last winning a World Series, then staging a comeback after being down 3-1 in the series, then blowing that lead in Game 7, man it was a story for Hollywood! I really enjoyed going downtown and talking with the other fans and hearing how long they were fans, their experiences with family when going to games. It was truly a fun experience talking and cheering with the fans seeing the players go by. Then I had to go home and damn it was crazy you would think Rahm would have gotten his shit together and worked this out, the CTA Lines (trains) and platforms were too damn crowded. Union Station was crazy people were everywhere I tried to take the Metra home but I thought twice and took the cramped blue line, with again tons of Cubs fan.

It was a great experience even though it was chaotic and disorganized (i.e.: muddy fields of Grant Park) it was a real “high” and tons of fun it was great that people were able to come together and have a peaceful celebration. Of course, the downer was coming back to Oak Park, IL. What is the best way I can illustrate how the change of energy, the change of emotion from coming from the Cubbies World Series parade back to Oak Park, IL? Oh, it is like drinking, dancing with a bunch of great friends at a club/bar and then having some random stranger come up to you and punch you hard as they can in the gut and then they stand over you saying you deserve it. Yeah, it was a real buzzkill, to the rest of the Cub fans I hope to do this again NEXT year! YEAH!!!!! Wooooooooooooo

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