The [Monday] Papers
* Bears Super Bowl victory headline neither Chicago paper will be willing to use: "Crown Their Ass!"
* More likely Indy victory headline after Adam Vinateiri kicks the game-winning field goal as time runs out: "Money!"
* The city's best Bears coverage, all week in Beachwood Sports:
1. Lessons and observations in a Top Ten season review.
2. The Bears are in the Super Bowl. Emery tries to wrap his head around it. In The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report.
4. What the NFL taught us this year. In Over/Under.
So now they're going after the dork demographic.
Lovie Smith Drive
Tank Johnson Way
Maybe Lovie should have picked up the phone after any one of 30 visits police made to Johnson's home as he terrorized his neighbors and put his children at risk from pit bulls and unsecured guns.
But the media doesn't want to put it that way. Too uncomfortable to discuss the real question.
If America's ability to elect a black president is still legitimately under question, what does that say about our daily interactions, particularly in the workplace, and how does that square with those who think we should just be color-blind now?
New York Sen. Charles Schumer: I just read little pieces of it.
NYT: You couldn't finish it?
"Daley claims he knows nothing about all the illegal activity during his watch. Politics 101: Quid pro quo. That's a shame, Mr. Obama."
2. "I have been a huge fan of Sen. Barack Obama ever since he began his political career in the Illinois Legislature. This was a guy who seemed very sincere and totally genuine: a politician you could trust, or at least believe.
"I am still an Obama supporter, but I cannot understand his endorsement of a mayor who has reigned over nearly 20 years of blatant corruption - corruption that was orchestrated by those close to him, in offices next to him," Cornelius Foster of Douglas wrote. "I cannot imagine why Obama, who has enjoyed such overwhelming support, felt it necessary to attach his name to a figure who is so widely presumed to be corrupt."
Big Picture, Local Focus
How silly is this, for example?
"Mr. Kerry's hopes were probably most damaged by what he said was a botched joke he told while campaigning on behalf of Congressional candidates in the final week of the 2006 election campaigns," The New York Times says.
This is how we choose a president? George W. Bush botches a war, he gets re-elected. John Kerry bothces a joke about Bush's botched war, and he gets ridiculed into oblivion.
"Countries That Have Already Had Female Heads of State: England, Norway, Finland, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, Serbia, India, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Liberia, Burundi, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, and Iceland."
Rock Star Buzz
Motor City Marine
Maybe Nugent ought to volunteer for duty in Baghdad instead of pretending in Michigan.
The Beachwood Tip Line: Bearing with it.
Posted on January 29, 2007
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