Happy Memorial Day from the Oak Park, Il blog!

Memorial Day in the United States was first started to honor American Civil War veterans in the Union, then extended further to all those who fallen during military service during World War 1 but It did not become an official holiday until 1971!

I know right, WTF??? Remembering people who have given their lives for freedom and basic human is very important, and today is a day that gives us all a chance to remember them and be thankful.

These are some links that discuss more about Memorial Day:

While you are partying it up on Memorial Day thank a veteran!

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.

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/

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

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

To: Oak Park, Il Trump won

Oh and Trump won, I figured that would happen with the number of Oak Park, Il residents posting signs from Hillary, especially my favorite bitchy neighbor down the street. With that kind of support there was almost some type of voodoo railed against her.

Eh I voted Johnson wonder what Sarah Silverman thinks about that? She would probably say “grow up” yeah I did and how do ya like that? I wonder how my favorite bitchy neighbor feels about her fucking parking spot now?

I don’t care to ask I just hope she gets the chance to Suck Trump’s old ding dong. There has been such a hit to the liberalism here in Oak Park, IL it is almost like they are shell shocked. It was like that Saturday Night Love with Dave Chappelle in which these idiots are still trying to do the math or figure out how they sue someone so that Hillary can be President!

Come on now, let’s be adults and move forward? Nah I rather be bitchy about it and still think change is possible but with the right person. There is still 2020 to look forward to if you are still pouting.

Happy Veteran’s Day Oak Park, IL

Happy Veteran’s Day people!

I hope to see those flags out there and all around in Oak Park, Il but these are some ignorant mofos and that’s why I am making sure the vets know someone is thanking them!

The reason it is celebrated today is to mark the signing of the armistice of World War One, a “period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am..” it was ordered by President Ford in 1978 to officially recognize November 11 as the day to recognize America’s veterans on this day.

More information about the holiday: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/veterans-day

Here is where veterans of America’s military can find freebies to thank them for their service: http://www.operationwearehere.com/VeteransDayPromotions.html

Ernest Hemingway’s influence outside of Oak Park, IL

Hemingway’s influence has spanned not only throughout Literature, but into other media as well, from songs to film expanding his influence and mythology of the man and his legend, Even the slightest mention of the writer enhances his legend, but of course not all the mentions of Hemingway is covered by The major parties in Oak Park, IL. Mostly because they artist or parties involved are not reflective of the pristine imagery or just do not have that mainstream appeal that many in Oak Park, IL believe promotes the Heming way brand the way they want.

Take for example Prince who mentions Hemingway in the 1992 song “Love 2 the 9’s” well, the oversexualized artist is not someone you want to link to Hemingway, regardless of his popularity at the time. The 1960’s Batman Tv series mentions Hemingway in the 1966 episode The Bookworm Turns using the “For Whom The Bell Tolls” as a bomb by the villain the Bookworm, to blow up the Batmobile. The Hemingway song, sung by Marie Cain, written by Terrie Frankel, talking about the loves of Ernest Hemingway.

All these fantastic mentions of Hemingway go outside the cleaned up version that is presented by the village of Oak Park, IL they all push the boundaries of how to use the legend. In fact, some of these “clean” factions challenge the famous “wide lawns” saying something taught by most of my English teachers and mentioned by such groups as the National Endowment of the Humanities.

A saying that is as classic as George Washington’s “I would not tell a lie” but since it does fit the convenient or picture perfect presentation of Hemingway it just cannot be, and of course challenged fanatically by these groups.

I do believe all the mentions and usages of Hemingway I mentioned here, could open up more people who never would have picked up a book to be interested in the writings or action of Hemingway giving way to an increase number of fertile minds to who Hemingway was, and other endless possibilities.

But unfortunately Oak Park, Il proves that it does not matter if Hemingway was the actual creator or the “wide lawns” statement or not, that they do have narrow minds especially when it comes to how to reach others who may be interested in Hemingway ways that are different than their own. Maybe, the reason why this happens is because the people interested are different from what this “diverse” village wants include in their perfect little conclaves of culture. Heaven forbid.

AzAZLyrics.com (2016) “Love 2 the 9’s” Prince and The New Power Generation Symbol Album1992 http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/prince/love2the9s.html

Hemingway’s Theme Music Video – Tribute to Ernest Hemingway – Sung by Marie Cain https://vimeo.com/52243356

Imdb.com (2016) Batman (TV Series) Plot Summary “The Bookworm Turns (1966)” IMDb.com, Inc

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0519509/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

Happy All Souls’ Day and Day of the dead Oak Park, Il!

Happy All Souls’ Day and Day of the dead people!

This is part two of two, because All Saints’ Day was yesterday, this is linked to the Day of the Dead events that are becoming very prevalent in America today due to a growing Mexican population. Again, you do not see a lot of representation in Oak Park, Il regarding the Day of the Dead celebrations or of All Souls’ Day BUT do not be surprised if you see a lot of festivals, parades and group celebrations around the Chicagoland area especially in Berwyn, IL and Cicero, IL that are on the southern border of Oak Park, IL.

On November 1-2 to coincide with All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day you will see a lot of decorated skulls, and candy especially made for this celebration so that two holidays basically intertwine. However so called diverse Oak Park, IL is not going to fully celebrate these two holidays, kinda screwy but what else do you expect from a village like this?

More information about the holiday All Souls day: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/all-souls-day

More information about the holiday Day of the Dead: http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/support/dodhistory.html

Go ahead Oak Park, IL and learn something!