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 HoursBy 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.
It 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
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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