Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bush in Chicago!

Cross-posted on BigNewsDay. Warning, this is a RANT!

Today, the City of Chicago (my home), had the complete displeasure of hosting President Bush in a luncheon hosted by the Economic Club. Dubya talked about the economy and how over a hundred thousand jobs have been created. He also took credit for the "bustling" economy! In short, this luncheon can best be described as the "Annual Wishful-Thinking Shindig".

The President was among the richest businessmen in Chicago. Why the hell didn't they include Chicago's real citizens in there? Dubya would've gotten a beatdown, courtesy of sweet-home Chicago! That fucker had the audacity to mention my beloved White Sox, although he made fun of the Cubs! Nevertheless, Mr. President, you weren't welcome in our great city. As a person, perhaps I would welcome you, but as a president, hell no! The relatively few wingnuts in Chicago were probably sopping in their trousers at the sight of their king, but the rest of us had a bad taste in our mouths.

Sorry for the lack of academic content, but studying for the LSAT has bludgeoned me! Surely I'll be back with real diaries with proper academic prose! - Lefty


Osgiliath said...

Why was Bush there meeting with a bunch of Democrats for his 'Annual Wishful-Thinking Shindig'.

Besides, about 600K people voted for Bush in Cook County, while that's a paltry 29% of the vote, why should he ignore them?

BlackLabelAxe said...

Bush has a bit of an ill-gotten reputation for being very rich himself. He's doing well, but John Kerry for instance, is at least tied to far more wealth than Bush has, even though the perception to the people is the opposite.

He appears to be a rich man mostly because of what his dad did as Reagan's VP for the big oil companies, which "W" has proliferated in his tenure. By the way, Reagan resented Bush's oil policy, preferring capitalism to a system of cartel-induced market manipulation to support massive profits.