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CHICAGO:Give ‘Em The Old Razzle Dazzle… June 2, 2009

Filed under: Chicago — afrocity @ 9:42 AM

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I am so disgusted by the recent developments in Chicago that I am at a loss for words. Last weekend there were 7 murders in a 24 hour period.

Chicago Has Seven Murders In 24 Hours

By Associated Press June 1, 2009 4:48 pm

Chicago had seven shooting deaths in 24 hours this weekend, and police say they have no suspects in custody.

All seven victims were men in their 20s or 30s, and all were shot to death.

The shootings occurred between 6:15 a.m. Saturday and just before 6 a.m. Sunday.

One victim, 30-year-old Demond Stansbury, was shot along with two of his cousins, who survived and are in fair condition.

The shootings spanned the city, happening on the North, South and West sides.

Chicago Police spokesman Roderick Drew says investigations into the shootings are ongoing.

On Saturday, police Superintendent Jody Weis spoke at an anti-violence march and rally on the West side.

Apprentice_ObIt is not surprising that this story has been downplayed by the media. These murders all took place on the very same weekend that President Obama was jet setting across the east coast to whisk Michelle to New York City for a romantic night on the town. The very idea that he is living it up while the people of Chicago- the city that catapulted him to the presidency-is suffering from a 20% hike in its murder rate and the highest sales tax in the nation (10.25%) is drawing up points for the “irony award of the year”. Unfortunately this is at the people’s expense and no laughing matter.

American Thinker posted this amusing article on Obama’s recent New York excursion:

June 01, 2009
At a Certain Point
Joseph Ashby

President Obama removed his class-warrior hat long enough to spend $74k on a date with the First Lady last weekend. The trip to New York to take in a Broadway show was a campaign promise the President made to his wife.

The RNC circulated an email slamming Obama for the insensitivity of his jet setting in light of GM’s pending (now academic) bankruptcy. Considering the trip’s price tag was about the salary of GM line worker and was tax-payer financed, the RNC has a point.

But the bigger story is Obama’s own commentary on such extravagance. This from page 193 of his biography, The Audacity of Hope:

At a certain point one has enough, …you can derive as much pleasure from a Picasso hanging in a museum as from one that’s hanging in your den, …[and] you can get an awfully good meal in a restaurant for less than twenty dollars.

The real story is not insensitivity but hypocrisy. To paraphrase Obama, you can derive as much pleasure from a stage show playing in DC as one on Broadway.

Like Obama’s scathing rebuke of his own spending policies, his preaching on having “enough” means nothing to him — just a lot of worthless words followed by massive price tags.

Chicago was obviously razzle dazzled by Obama and “short changed”. This is a city in which Democrats have been in power for decades. Taxes climb and the quality or expectancy of life declines. While I am blatantly suggesting that the Democratic “leadership” in Chicago constitute the biggest laughing stock in political history, attitudes of ” Vote Democrat or Die” as represented by its citizens tends toward the sort of victim mentality associated with many minority Democrats. Nearly all of the African Americans in Chicago, have been Democrats since conception. How is that working for ya? I wish they would ask themselves this as the violence will only become more problematic. Perhaps Obama should jet Michelle to Chicago for a night on the town in the Englewood neighborhood. She can even wear her $500 Lanvin tennis shoes along with her bullet proof vest. After all, the Obamas are now THE symbol of African American empowerment. His “historic moment” was at the forefront of the inauguration. Fly to Chicago President Obama. Your people need you. Martin Luther King’s “I had a dream” legacy is turning into a nightmare.

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15 Responses to “CHICAGO:Give ‘Em The Old Razzle Dazzle…”

  1. Bellamags Says:

    Perhaps if he went to Chicago to represent or make a statement, it would shine a light in places he would rather keep dark. Perhaps the media is in control of this presidency.

    • boldandbald Says:

      Or is this Presidency in control of the media? If Obama doesn’t acknowledge it then it isn’t a story. This post was the first I had heard of this here in CT.

      • afrocity Says:

        They did not want you to see it. Even the Chicago Tribune was low key about it.

  2. When I read yesterday about the seven Chicago murders in 24 hours, I couldn’t help but think about how much energy the left is putting into memorializing and lionizing Dr. Tiller vs. how quickly the world will forget about these seven young men. Obama released a statement on Tiller because there is political capital to be gained. Where is his shock and outrage about seven guys from Chicago who were gunned down? Why aren’t these “heinous acts of violence” worthy of his attention?

  3. boldandbald Says:

    But…but…but…I thought Obama ‘organized’ that community. Isn’t that why he was supposed to be a great President? I thought Chicago was the shining example that we should all look to since Obama had done such an incredible job.


    Guess that razzle dazzle blinded a whole lot more people then just those in Chicago.

  4. Wait how did anyone get shot in Chicago, I thought all handguns had been banned in that city? Surely Obama didn’t support a handgun ban disarming the law abiding while the city was infested with armed criminals?

    I guess this year much like last year Iraq is still going to be safer for Americans than Chicago.

  5. Kathy Barkulis Says:

    Behind the beautiful flowers and lush landscaping Mayor Daley prides himself on planting each spring, lies the blood and mangled limbs of young men killing eachother every day in this city. The Democratic Party here is a failed and corrupt machine that continues to decompose this city. The politicians don’t care about the murders, the gangs, the drugs. They only care about the peonies.

  6. ghostofsparta Says:

    The war on crime in Chicago is lost. The surge in police manpower has failed. We now have no choice but to withdraw from Chicago and let come what may.

  7. realwest Says:

    I am ashamed to not have heard of these 7 murders in one night in Chicago until this post, Afrocity. Yes, I was up to date on the Dr. Tiller Murder and his murderer and I was up to date on the four dumber than dumb prision converts to Islam up in Newburgh, NY who were caught by an FBI sting (and where, fortunately NO ONE was killed) but I just missed this story.
    Yes, I did hear the announcement that President Obama was trully appalled by the murder of Dr. Tiller, but didn’t hear his thoughts about the Newburgh NY dudes who were trying to buy C-4 and a shoulder fired SAM. And I manifestly did not hear his thoughts about these 7 murders in his hometown.

    But I do think, to be fair here, that King Richard II is the politician most responsible for this horrible circumstance in Chicago. But I also firmly believe that, aside from those who actually did the killing, the real responsible parties are the Voters of Chicago.
    Election after election someone who’s last name is Daley is elected Mayor. By LANDSLIDES no less. And election cycle after election cycle more and more people are murdered in Chicago – mostly Black folks, too – and yet Mayor Daley and ALL THOSE WHO CONTINUALLY VOTE HIM INTO OFFICE are really to blame here.
    I’m from NYC – Manhattan to be precise. We USED to have murders every day, coupled with an entire panoply of other, more “minor” crimes. Then one day, we elected a Repubican, Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Rudy didn’t like what was going on in HIS city and he stopped it. Don’t believe me, check with the FBI’s crime history (which covers the entire nation and compares year to year) and take a look at NYC for 1993- 2001 to NYC from 1985 – 1993 and see for yourself. Then compare Chicago to NYC for the same time periods – don’t even adjust for the significant difference in population. Why the difference? Because those who live and work in NYC and who VOTE got sick and tired of it all. And we elected a Republican in 1993 for the first time since the best forgotten John V. Lindsey – who had a (R) after his name for political expediency AT THE TIME.
    Look at all of the Major Urban centers in New England, the “Mid-Atlantic State”, and the Great Lakes States and tell me which political party has CONSISTENTLY had the most Mayors over the past oh, 20 years in those major urban centers like Chicago and Detroit and Washington D.C. and Boston and Philladelphia and Baltimore. Then tell me which of those cities (coupled with say, Los Angels) have had the highest murder rates over the past 20 years.
    And NO – I don’t think it’s a coincidence AT ALL.
    But, again, I think it is the fault of the VOTERS in those Cities.

    • manbearpig68 Says:

      That is the truth!! I never understand the voters in Chicago. Not only for Daley but backing Obama as well who has been involved with it for the last 12 or so years. Talk to most Chicagoans and they will crucify Daley for his politics and dirty work. It’s blatant crime… But then to keep putting somebody back in office and back another from the same background for President? They are the truest form of Sheeple satisfied with what they are given…

      • MessyMarcy Says:

        In Chicago, is it really the fault of the voters or the fault of the persons counting (or not) the votes?

      • I think Chicago is one of the places where the dead vote and they vote often, that along with the old machine politics where people just pull the lever for the democrats and don’t even pay attention to who they are really voting for.

        Mostly I think it’s the voter fraud though.

  8. valorie Says:

    AfroCity, I think you are wise to want to move out of Chicago. While you are still there, though, please be careful!!!

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