Seattle had a phase of corruption (until Chris Bayley and his crew cleaned things up). Right now out here in the upper left of America we've got politicians who reflect our values. And nothing's better than that!
Nice catch on the beanbag quote.
Ahh, nothing like a little corruption to spice up local politics. Seattle might aspire to "big city" status, but alas, I don't think we have nearly enough elected criminals.
Connelly did correctly point out that in Chicago they know how to deploy the police. Here we have cops getting lap dances while thugs hang at 3rd and Pike. In Chicago, police would swarm the area.
Nope, I'd still prefer Daley. Chicago looks better than it has in years and it's all Daley's doing. Our snake in pussy's guise Mayor is bent over by developers and able to hide it all behind an endless string of YEAH/NAY propositions done and undone by the hoi polloi. While Seattle is still "considering" whether it's a big city, it's got BIG city problems. And I don't buy this "let's think about the issues." It's just pure passive aggressive NIMBYism, wearing a hemp t-shirt.
Corruption, as CF (I think) points out, doesn't necessarily negate progress--and while I love and miss Chicago, I'd still rate New York higher in terms of actually getting things done more or less legitimately.
Besides that--what the fuck is going on with the el? Last time I was in Chicago, the whole system seemed to be falling apart.
The El is NYC's subway, only above ground. You claim to be from NY - have you ever ridden that shittube?
Your mayor would rather spend his time worrying about strip clubs and nightclubs than a goddamned decrepit viaduct or daily shootings in Pioneer Square. Oh, and nice transit system.
And crooked cops? I'm glad to know Seattle has none of those. Type Seattle+cops into google and see what you come up with.
Connelly is just one of many Democrats who don't believe in democracy anymore. Hence why he adores Teddy Roosevelt the imperialist.
@ 5: Yeah, that's because the only people Daley cares about pleasing are tourists and developers. Those of us who live here and want to say, take the CTA or own a house can go fuck ourselves. But CF is right, he ain't going nowhere. Just like the rest of America Chicagoans like our leaders cavalier and condescending.
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