Protests in the streets/#BlackoutTuesday

I wanted to post a couple of the articles on 6/2/2020 but out of respect for the #BlackoutTuesday and what happened to George Floyd that did not happen. The protests on the streets really increased the probability of spreading the coronavirus but the logic of protesting during the pandemic is that if the virus would not kill you then police brutality can.  Therefore, going out to downtown Chicago to protest with a few hundred people with the threat of the coronavirus is nothing and pales in comparison. Because even if you survive one as a POC you are under threat from another life-threatening problem. Add to that the systemic racism that POCs face on a daily basis also eliminates multiple chances for a better and healthier life.

Being out in the streets is reminiscent of the films I have seen of the protests of the 1960s. The same issues back then persist now, and it is true, no one cares unless their money is impacted, and then people all of the sudden seem to care. Exactly like back in the sixties! I do not condone looting but protesting in major business areas to promote social justice and putting a pause to the “normal” of our society is necessary. Especially if that normal is not right.

Hopefully, Oak Park, Il will take off its false veneer and join this fight. And when I say that, I mean everyone, young and old, of all races, and faiths included just stand up for equality for everyone, everywhere.

Forest Preserve closures near the Oak Park, IL area

Just so you know that the Memorial Day weekend will have closures at the local Forest preserves. This is so that you idiots who like to congregate and spread disease together without a care for anyone else will not have these various venues to go to. They authorities are urging people to stay at home and enjoy themselves there. Obviously, it is a shame that the local authorities have to tell local residents this but since people are complete morons such measures must be taken.

These areas include the Dan Ryan Woods and Schiller Woods which are pretty close to here, I am surprised the Thatcher woods was not mentioned. Of course, we need at least one place for “cruising” LOL You know we will get someone wanting to push the “envelope” and complain or protest physically at our local forest preserves and thereby putting themselves, local first responders, and everyone in jeopardy. By hey these people feel “oppressed” and will go ahead and move forward with putting their stupidity into action.

When in reality, these people should just stay at home to enjoy the holiday. Maybe they should also read a book, or google some moments in time that dealt with oppression like the “trail of tears” or maybe the American internment camps of the 1940’s. Then and maybe then these idiots will get a slight idea what it means to be oppressed.

Here is the article discussing the closures of the local forest preserves:

More Cook County Forest Preserve Parking Lots to Close for Memorial Day Weekend

 

House Party during lock down!

How great is it that there was a house party here in Chicago? Oh yeah, the coronavirus is still going on so great thinking there. Idiots. I do love that the homeowner went on the local news to apologize (without showing her face) but had her grown ass son come on the same interview to apologize and show his face and exposing this moron’s identity.

This grown ass man disabled the security bell/camera and totally cleaned up the apartment, when his mother was busy. The mother is a first responder who was away for 24 hours therefore giving the son a huge timetable to enact his stupidity. The son states he was “being young” and did not know the severity of the coronavirus. Which is bullshit.

I mean he cleaned the entire place up before she got home and he disabled the security system so that the mother did not get notifications about the 200 guests he got that night.  The only reason the mother found out was because the cops showed up to give her a citation.

Although it was the son’s fault, she was the one cited for the party and she is trying to work with the alderman and the Chicago Police department to get it revoked. This is entirely the wrong thing to do, this “kid” is 26 not 16. He is a grown ass man and the mother should get punished for letting her stupid ass spawn get away with something like this. It sets a precedent for future cases if it is excused or not, being a first responder does not mean you should be exempted from the consequences of breaking a quarantine which the majority of her colleagues are actively supporting. Today’s “younger” generation just needs to man up and accept responsibility for their actions and their parents need to stop being their friends.

Here is the article which talks about the incident:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mother-chicago-man-who-threw-house-party-says-she-s-n1195536

Oak Park, IL related- Chicago Cubs firing madden

Ah so the Chicago cubs fired the coach who took them to the series. Great. Nowhere else do they fire a person in authority who has produced so much in a little amount of time. We probably lead the sports world in stupidity, but I digress. There is less to be excited about this upcoming year for my cubs now.

I am not sure if the lack of antics or change in coaching style will lead to a positive change next year. When there is a team involved the issues regarding it, involve multiple people. And yes, the head coach is the leader of the overall team, but as any chef can tell you that you can only follow a recipe if you have all the right ingredients. This year the team did not, and I am highly doubtful for next year.

 

Preckwinkle our beloved Cook County president on Crime

OMG! Preckwinkle talking about the crime in Chicago is redundant especially considering that she is the Cook County president and what has she done to assist in bringing down crime? A Soda tax? Just fucking annoying to hear that she is now discussing this issue when the person who whooped her ass for the office of the Mayor of Chicago. Now to complain about the Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson after how long? Did she ever complain to Rahm Emanuel about the crime rates or the Superintendent? No.

Then she brings up the lack of employment in the city, like this just happened as the Lightfoot took office. While on the other hand, blaming other states for lax gun laws for the influx of illegal guns on the streets. This is one politician who just delights in blaming others for the problems in her own backyard. And the great thing is that she is running for reelection! With her utter failure to win the majority or any wards in Chicago, hopefully the neighboring suburbs in the Cook County area will not put their support behind Preckwinkle in this reelection bid and let her go the way of the dinosaurs. Which she is one of them.

Periwinkle thinks that this political feud with the new mayor is going to gain her some votes, Rahm is out, Lightfoot is still riding an air of goodwill and hope with the citizens of Chicago. Especially as Chicago’s first openly gay mayor, by challenging Lightfoot, Preckwinkle is treading on thin ice. People are just tired of the same old politics as usual in the city and the surrounding areas also citizens want some accountability and again, Preckwinkle is not even close to that area or expertise. Hopefully, this will be the last time we see of her. Jesus.

Here is the article talking about that idiot:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/7/18/20699495/crime-chicago-lightfoot-preckwinkle-mayor-gun-violence-county-bail

Preckwinkle bye girl!

Son of a bitch! Here I thought after being trounced by Lightfoot that stiff ass periwinkle was finally gone. Like she would have gotten the message like Rahm Emanuel did and she would just go away but noooooooo. Preckwinkle “decided” to run for a fourth term as cook county commissioner like herpe sore that appears when you least want (for those of you who have herps!) Periwinkle just pops out ruining the good times being had.

Ugh this just sucks, because with all the new taxes that the state government is rolling out, you can bet this stiff will add onto any existing taxes to fund whatever stupidity she has in mind. If I sound bitter it’s because I still remember the whole soda tax thing, adding to all the various taxes that she introduced as a “health saving measure” or some shit.

Acting still like a principal who wants to tell everyone what to do, instead of an elective official that listens to the voices of the voters. I am not looking forward to four more years of such stupidity and obvious tone deaf politicking hopefully Preckwinkle will get another worthy opponent to trounce the living shit out of her in the upcoming election and she can finally go away.

Getting out of Oak Park, IL this summer for fun

Now that sun has been out for while I plan to get out more this year. More downtown and south suburb travelling. Events, getting some sun blah blah, I would look to see what events are happening in the village but the logistical nightmare of parking and travelling through is just depressing. The time and amount of effort it takes one might as well go downtown, downtown Chicago that is. I do not want to be what I complain about and basically be a bitch. But… I rather not be at event in Oak Park, IL dealing with the pretentious village idiots or their spawn.

Unfortunately, we all get to see them everyday as we leave our homes to go to work, the grocery store, etc., and basically that is enough for me. There are a couple of things going on, but who cares? I rather go the Taste of Chicago this year or just hit the beach. I know that seems sassy, and its not a hatred but more like disgust. I know there is something else to go be reading is fundamental. So, I found an article called: “The 55 best things to do in Chicago right now” on TimeOut Chicago.

I believe that this article will help anyone in the area find something to do, that is not in Oak Park, IL. And the list of things to do is great for those who interests vary. In this case instead of complaining, bitch and moan I found a solution to my boredom and disgust of Oak Park, IL. Now I know there might be some maggots who upset me but I think that percentage wise per person of being annoying as hell I think that winner of pissing me off will go to Oak Park hands down every time.

This is the article discussing the 55 things to do in Chicago:

https://www.timeout.com/chicago/things-to-do/best-things-to-do-in-chicago

Marijuana legal in Illinois!

Well, well, well, So Illinois has FINALLY legalized Marijuana! There may be a reason to stay in the state, but not enough to stay in Oak Park, IL however! I doubt that Oak Park, can be “trendy” enough to get on the bandwagon and issue the business licenses to have recreational dispensaries. Yes, there are medical ones, but I am talking about recreational where parking and facilities for the amount of customer traffic a business occurs!

When I was in Vegas, recreational dispensaries were in buildings the size of a CVS or even a Costco, and there is no where in Oak Park, IL where that commercial need can be met. The village is too busy trying to build condos everywhere and “hoodwink” people out of their property values to really be concerned on a possible commercial opportunity that would definitely help the village and its residents financially.

Of course, I know some idiots would argue that it may bring a criminal or unsavory element to Oak Park, IL but seriously we have kids writing racist crap in public places so such bullshit is unwarranted. But that is alright other suburbs and cities in Illinois will profit, the rest of us will be baked, and Oak Park, IL will be out of shits luck due to its outmoded, and outdated way of doing things.

The Memorial Day weekend and afterwards..

Time seemed to just fly by this weekend thanks to the holiday Memorial day I was able to get away from the village of Oak Park, IL for a little while. I heard the new mayor of Chicago was trying this time,  to get a handle on the city’s violence during this time. I wish the village of Oak Park, IL would have used this time to remove the stick out of its collective asses to bring some life to it. I could not stand another moment of the boring lackluster atmosphere during a holiday weekend in which Men and Women gave their lives so that we could enjoy our freedom by being in this restrictive area.
I think that is what is the real issue with Oak Park, IL it is just a shell of itself, a place tries to be representative of ideals and morals thought to be great and lively. However it is all bullshit the village likes to do the exact opposite of what it tells itself and others and then we all become foolishly residents of a monstrous ploy. It is hard to enjoy a holiday weekend here unless you are stone drunk by Friday night and are recovering the rest of the weekend.
The weekend went by as such, and I totally welcomed it, to be in bed enjoying some silence was fantastic but it was not in the village. Oh no, not here! LOL I went to a hotel in Lombard and enjoyed the room and quiet. Now back I feel yuck almost a film of disgusting vomit covering everything and a feeling of being letdown entirely. And I know I get that feeling every time I come back to Oak Park, IL.

Oak Park, IL a place of “fake liberals”?

I came back from Vegas I was tired, up came May 4th/Free Comic Book Day then hit Cinco de Mayo I am literally drained and could not write too much for the blog. I mean coming from sin city to then going geek with the relatives to going back to chaos with tequila tinged activities. So my English skills are at a minimum. But then I literally had to go to Pilsen to do anything, Oak Park is really not that happening a town. I think I said that before LOL however it is a point to keep hammering home.

I was with a colleague of mine called “G” she asked me how much I liked it in Oak Park, IL and I told her honestly (without mentioning the blog) how I felt about it. “G” stated that she felt that the village was filled with “fake liberals” (first time I heard that) and that the village in its entirely championed “causes that they really did not believe in…” From a blog standpoint and the direction of it, this is great news but it made me think about how living in Oak Park, IL negatively impacts its residents.

Whether they are temporary residents, renters or people that only come here for school or even those who move away in the local area for academic or professional reasons how does that association impact how others view us? Do people from the city (of Chicago) or other suburbs looks upon us as “fakes” or pretentious? When we put our support behind causes, volunteer for them, demonstrate, etc., does that lessen the strength of that said cause or action? In other words, for example when march for equal rights and our asses end up on the 6 o clock news as a special segment do people in Chicago roll their eyes?

The last thing you want to do if you have a negative reputation is strengthen support for the opposing team or be ignorant of it. It’s similar to having all your friends to telling you not to call your ex on a lonely Friday night, but you text them instead thinking that makes everything okay. Maybe the negative reputation could be halting other activities or opportunities for people in Oak Park, IL that are actually not a part of this “circle”?

I do not know however I just wanted to share the information to see if anyone else heard about this or had a similar event in which someone from outside the Oak Park, IL area expressed a similar opinion. When people have a negative opinion about you whether established with facts or not, is to get ahead of and try to counter to it somehow, the problem here is that one’s residence like many parts of the Chicagoland area is defining who we are, what we can do and how people interact with us.

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