After the heated exchange between Dan Moroney and Susan Buchanan, the latter is getting trolled with threats. Now, this just highlights the reason for a statement and why the opposition to it is just ridiculous. Even though Ms. Buchanan was out of line with her outburst, being a public discussion and debate regarding this issue. Meaning keep it civil. The fact that she is being trolled and threatened outlines that the village still has a bunch of idiots that no matter how wrong or right, you may state Ms. Buchanan’s behavior was, it illustrates her point.
In the forum someone made the point if Oak Park, IL cannot get past a statement how can it improve on an inclusive environment for diversity that it believes the village to be. The opposition to the statement and not programs that will come late as a result of the statement is not a good look for Oak Park, IL. It shows that how backwards the village is and could impact the different businesses, systems (educational social, etc.), and residents when trying to outreach to others outside of the village’s borders.
Nowadays in an increasing ever changing America, the need to reach out and build bridges amongst diverse groups is required. No longer can one group “be on top” and hope that the others fall in line, that time is over with. Oak Park, IL with the various individuals railing against a statement, just a statement (let that sink in), is just drowning itself in a shallow pool of outdated stigmas, meanwhile dragging its residents and businesses with it. Oak Park, Il even if it completes, agrees, and puts out this statement will now always be behind the preverbal 8-ball because of the opposition and the trolling of Ms. Buchanan. Oak Park, IL will be now known as a racist, sexist, xenophobic, bias, homophobic and hate filled village because of its inability to agree upon, a statement.
Regarding the diversity statement which Oak Park, IL is trying to create, it seems ridiculous that there would be such a debate. It is funny but not surprising that Dan Moroney would have some opposition to such a statement remember he was elected in his position by people in the village who feel just like he does. So there is opposition to “stopping the hate” in Oak Park, IL it is just that Dan Moroney is the public face of that movement.
When another trustee Susan Buchanan made the point that the trustees in opposition do not have an “idea” of the oppression facing these communities she too is a voice elected by some of the people in Oak Park, IL. Meaning she too, is a part of that group dealing with the frustration of the village’s slow moving progress in dealing with diversity and the issues that come with it (positive and negative). The village always wants to kick the can down the road and that is really the issue here.
Wanting clear definitions of “systems of oppression” seems dumb as shit. But what it really is, is a way out in case something (an event) occurs in Oak Park, Il that lies in direct opposition of encouraging diversity or is defined by this list of “systems of oppression”. Meaning the opposition want a clear definition so that they can work around it. Plain and simple. These are those kids who play “tag” football and argue that a tackle is a version of “tagging” because you are touching your opponent.
With every word printed for the “systems of oppression” Oak Park, Il is talking five steps back into the past. Worse, it is developing a guideline for those who want to circumvent it and still perpetuate a system of abuse by telling them what is being looked out for. And thereby giving them (the opposition) a way to work around it.
Here is the link discussing the diversity discussion:
Well, well, well, so I read in a couple different sources that the extension to one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s houses, visitor center and all is being scrutinized by the community. Lol yup change is hard. But seriously the community at large needs to rip off the band aid and get with the times. The house itself is a tourist attraction that brings in architecture aficionados, these are people that are usually willing to spend a little money in this shit burb. So, the last thing the community at large should do is bitch about the village finding a way to make extra money that does not involve extra taxes.
The community should realize the people they elected are following the money, not the wholesome bullshit trail. The wholesale of Oak Park, il is happening on a major scale, so all these people can bitch and moan, but if they keep voting for the same people pushing this status quo. Frank Lloyd Wright is going to be pimped out for the masses baby, there will probably be a new age souvenir shop too. Change, major change is what you are going to get. So, change and a visitor’s center be ready to welcome them both, and if you don’t like that, suck it.
You would think that a broken foot would not impede ones writing or typing ability. Bullshit. I can hobble around and shit. But my ability to stay sitting still has been compromised by the plastic boot on my broken left foot. I was getting some exercise by walking around my apartment and the oven alarm didn’t go off or was not set or something. I smelt something burning and started running towards the kitchen. I hit a corner to close and kicked my left foot in a door frame. Bamm.
Now I cannot not even sit down, walk around, stay still enough, to do anything. Once you lose the ability to do something like walk regularly, you become so obsessed to get it back or at least try too. Now writing is a chore for this wordy whore. I am actually laid out on my bed typing this on my phone in an email to post online later. Freaking pain in the ass. But as an update now you know. Posts to come soon.
I hate Facebook and Google. I tried to post last week’s postings on Blogger via Google and got the runaround. I need a verification code to get in the account, but it came like 4 days later. Therefore, today I am going back and logging in, and rushing to put those four posts on today for the only two people who read the blogger version of this blog.
Its almost as if Google/Blogger wants to meet Facebook in being outdated. I have had a lot of issues with Google, more than I have had with WordPress. And when it comes to Facebook, its just a mess and I have not been on it for a while. The worse part about it is that WordPress no longer works in conjunction with Facebook, therefore I have no real reason to check it. Making that program/app obsolete as well. I think that when it comes down to it, I keep the Blogger account just as a back up to the WordPress account.
Over obsessive, I guess. Therefore, that is why these posts are late, and now you can see why posting anything on a blog can be a challenge. Creativity be damned coming up with new blogs all the time is hard but when you have technical issues added to it, one’s hatred for the technical becomes apparent. And the challenges mount and become evident to everyone.
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:
The Eisenhower is now under construction and limited to three lanes, going to downtown Chicago. So why is it that the lanes going west to Harlem Avenue takes over twenty minutes to navigate from the Laramie exit of the I-290? Is it that the residents of this area, the village of Oak Park, IL just that feeble when it comes to driving that going the speed limit is just something that is impossible to achieve? As I drive through Oak Park, IL I see a lot of crappy driving and not because people are driving and texting at the same time.
The issue really is the driving skills of the average person in the area, distracted and slow, it is a low worse than the south suburb drivers I dealt with years ago. In that area, the people really do not have anywhere to go when in comparison to Oak Park, IL and the surrounding areas. Plus, with the amount of access to various ways of transportation to events, places, and landmarks you would think that these bad drivers would be a thing of the past. The village is always trying to push a bike or walking initiative. Events to celebrate the village’s past and present, group activities, etc., etc., all of these things should make the drivers who exit I-290 going into Oak Park, IL a little bit smarter, efficient and faster.
However, that is not true, and these drivers just annoy the shit out of me and others on the road who can easily reach the 55-mph speed limit. You know those drivers who can navigate the expressways with other (similar) drivers in the metro area and beyond to get from point A to point B and vice versa without trouble and in a timely manner. Who the hell are these other drivers who need more driving classes or maybe to have their licenses taken away from them and in exchange are given a bus or CTA pass? Why can they not just get the hell out of the way?
Most people ask why I don’t show my face on social media as much, have an Instagram account or do livefeeds good questions, easy explanation: people are fucking crazy. Well it goes back to when I first started the blog and I started a twitter account for it to increase the avenues to speak of my “love” for this village. However when I started to discuss Hemingway some dude just came out and attacked me, now, to be fair, I think he was selling a book of something, so the dude needed heat or some shit. I simply ignored the asshole because he gave me the creeps.
All the articles or information I had on Hemingway was preexisting and can easily be found online all I did was merely put it together in a format for people to reference or read at their hearts delight in one place. This of course was all before the #metoo movement which the dude would have thought twice about exhibiting such behavior, however it was enough for me to just do the blog on WordPress and blogger and that’s it. Extending it more means more time to this project, and add to that I am not getting paid why bother overextending myself with some dude who wants to argue about facts is just silly.
Argue about facts, facts about Hemingway that have been previously established by authors and historians, to me it just seemed a bit “crazy pants” so I left that dude alone and left the blog stuff limited to just the platforms I have previously mentioned. I definitely do not like having stalkers or nutjobs that feel the need to argue about nothing and for no reason. That is just crazy as shit, and anyone who knows me knows I am only crazy when given a reason. LOL so that is the answer to that question.
I have been posting stuff to my new online storage drive, and since going to Las Vegas, I will have some stuff about that for a couple of posts. So no, the “theme” of the blog has not changed. I will be just adding that information as a related area or place to dip off to instead of spending your vacation here in the village. Adding another venue for excitement might do all the residents of this village some good.
I figure adding the OP blog stuff online will keep it more organized plus make the materials I have used or created available for public usage. Heck, something in life should be free. Again, if you like the photos I have taken use them, just credit the blog. I am not going to be a bitch otherwise about it. Creation is what makes us human the point of the blog is to create discussion about the village and possibly how to fix some of its issues and if people get a laugh or use some of the stuff here for personal or business use, total plus!
PS: Even though Las Vegas is in the desert and the airport isn’t a lot to shout about, the strip alone is fantastic.