The [Thursday] Papers
"Will that be the motto: 'Come to my university. Drink as much as you can as long as you pay your tuition'?"
Actually, yes. If I had a university, that would be my motto.
"Do you think you send your son or daughter to come home as an alcoholic?"
"That's a bad message, I'm sorry. You have enough time to drink the rest of your life."
Not with hot 20-year-olds.
"You think the president of the university is gonna open a beer hall in his house?"
No, they'll just use the student union.
"Do you think the coach of the baseball team or football team will open it up?"
If that's a recruiting advantage, sure.
"They should raise their standards and think that drinking is not part of college life."
What are you, a Commie?
"Everybody has responsibility on this and drinking at universities isn't something you should be proud of."
But I'm prouder of fewer things more than my college drinking.
"You don't send your son or daughter to learn how to drink at universities. You send 'em for an education."
Like how to get a job with the city? Who needs to go to college to learn that.
College students shouldn't have to wait until their junior year to (legally) drink. That's insane.
I was expecting to see the libertarian Steve Chapman argue that we do away with drinking ages altogether, which I might be amenable to as well. Instead, he goes the other way.
The Daley Show
In the Zone
"Daley on Wednesday brushed off questions about whether the zoning reforms had been successful," the Tribune reports.
"Ask John Schmidt. John Schmidt has done a tremendous job," Daley said. "John worked on that very, very hard."
In fact, Schmidt told the Trib that the code rewrite failed to bring the closer regulation of development that was promised, in part because the wards weren't re-mapped.
"Unless you remap the wards, you don't get the real benefit of the new zoning code," Schmidt told the paper.
"Daley shook his head and declined to answer when a Tribune reporter asked if his administration should enforce a rule requiring developers or their lawyers to post signs on the sites of proposed zoning changes. The Tribune found the rule, which is intended to notify neighbors of pending plans, is ignored more often than it is obeyed.
"The Tribune found no such signs at sites represented by James Banks, a zoning lawyer and nephew of the Zoning Committee chair."
Will Obama Ask For A Correction?
That is patently false. Obama actually endorsed pro-war Lieberman in the primary against the anti-war Lamont. After Lamont won the primary anyway, Obama supported the party choice - as always - when Lieberman ran in the general election as an independent.
'He told Royko just that in a phone call after the column ran," the paper notes, "but Royko 'just kind of laughed and said 'too bad.'"
Outrage the Rage
This is getting too easy.
I didn't even contrast Neil's sadness at the lack of outrage with his recent sneering at the "social justice crowd."
But Obama will text you as soon as he learns something.
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Posted on August 21, 2008
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