Chicago - Aug. 21, 2017
Music TV Politics Sports Books People Places & Things
 
Must-See TV
Army Of Darkness
ElRey
5 p.m.
A discount-store employee is time-warped to a medieval castle, where he is the foretold savior who can dispel the evil there. Unfortunately, he screws up and releases an army of skeletons. (tvguide.com)
Weather Derby
Tribune: 51/37
Sun-Times: Ferro/McKinney
Weather Channel: 44/41
Ntl Weather Service: 54/43
BWM*: 82/12
Beachwood Bookmarks
K-Tel Classics
WKRP in Cincinnati
So You've Decided To Be Evil
St. Paul Saints
Nye's Polonaise Room
The Arcata Eye
Roadside USA
This Day In . . .
Onion History
Weird Al History
Baseball History
Beachwood History
History History
Spy Magazine History
#OnThisDate History
Chicago
Indicted!
Under Suspicion
Find Your Towed Car
Cable TV Complaints
Freedom of Information
The Expired Meter
The Mob & Friends
Stolen Bike Registry
O'Hare Music Tracker
Rats
Report Corruption (city)
Report Corruption (state)
Beyond
Scoundrels, State
Scoundrels, Federal
The Odds
Random Flight Tracker
Casting Calls
Cosmic Log
Buy Stamps
Beachwood Blogroll
A Handy List
Beachwood Ethics Statement
How We Roll
Today's Horoscope
Liberties will be taken.
Do We Sudoku?
No, but we do do moose stuff, and that can be anything you want it to be. Except Sudoku.
Losing Lottery Numbers
8, 25, 39
Daily Affirmation
I am open and receptive to new avenues of income. (louisehay.com)
Ellie
Knowing that a person may be unwittingly in danger of an assault imposes a moral duty to warn them.
Now Playing
Psychodrama/Marshall Law
Letters to the Editors
FAQ
About
Tip Line
"The Papers" archive
RSS
Beachwood Link Buttons
Media Kit/Advertising
 

The [Tuesday] Papers

The Politico Playbook summary of Day One of the Republican National Convention:

On Monday morning, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chief, said John Kasich, the popular governor of Ohio, was "embarrassing his state." Trump went on Fox News and said there is "something going on" with President Barack Obama's body language when he talks about violence in America. A mid-afternoon floor fight - which had the anti-Trump people squaring off against the rest of the party on live television - consumed the first few hours of the convention. Then, during the evening session, when the mother of a victim of the Benghazi attacks was on stage, Trump was conducting a simultaneous phone interview on Fox News. One of the GOP's rising stars, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, spoke to a mostly empty arena. And Melania Trump delivered an address that included entire paragraphs that appeared to be lifted from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech.

That's pretty good, but they missed a lot of white supremacy stuff, the further derangement of (America's Mayor) Rudy Giuliani, the absolute nuttiness of (America's Sheriff) David Clarke, and a speech by celebrity D-lister Scott Baio, literally because Trump ran into him the other day and said, "I got to have me some Chachi!"

*

The tweet in question from the Baio link:

*

To be fair:

*

*

*

You can think what you want - that's what makes it such a great meme!

*

Back to Clarke: The media likes to note that he is a Democrat, but they never seem to mention the reason why: He holds an elective office in Milwaukee County, which is akin to holding elective office in Cook County. It has nothing to do with ideology; he's as right-wing as they come.

*

A lot of variations of this data being heavily shared on social media to counter the Republicans' message of fear.

*

Oh, I almost forgot the former underwear model who is sure Barack Obama is a Muslim (not that there's anything wrong with it - except to the RNC).

*

I always hated this guy:

*

This is CNN:

*

ICYMI:

-

Collateral Damage
"Sherrie Crabb went without pay for a third of the last fiscal year, laid off members of her staff, cut benefits for those who remained, and finally, closed the only homeless youth shelter in southern Illinois, all because the state legislature and governor couldn't agree on a budget," Lee V. Gaines reports for the Reader in "Budget Stalemate Wreaked Havoc On Illinois's Behavioral Health-Care Infrastructure."

"Crabb heads Family Counseling Center, a community mental health provider with 19 facilities spread across Illinois's seven southernmost counties. The organization serves a vast swath of the state with the 'highest poverty and unemployment rates,' she says.

"As Governor Bruce Rauner and house speaker Michael Madigan played what amounted to a game of fiscal chicken, Crabb's agency and dozens of other community mental health clinics had to make due without the hundreds of thousands of dollars promised to them by the state."

-

Mystery Meat
"Chicago school budgets are being whacked this year, but district officials refuse to provide an accurate picture of school budgets as a whole," Sarah Karp reports for WBEZ.

"Many principals tell WBEZ that they will have to lay off teachers, even though CPS CEO Forrest Claypool declared that there will be no teacher layoffs and no cuts to the classroom."

From a forum last night:

*

*

*

*

-

BeachBook

Meet our newest corporate citizen!

-

TweetWood
A sampling.

*

*

He must have his CNN hat on.

-

The Beachwood Tronc Line: A hard day's tronc.



Permalink

Posted on July 19, 2016


MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Can Anyone Stop Sinclair?
POLITICS - Feds Warned Of White Supremacist Threat In May.
SPORTS - The Plot Against America - And Me.

BOOKS - How Subversive Artists Made Thrifting Cool.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Cloudy Gate.


Search The Beachwood Reporter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Email:

Follow BeachwoodReport on Twitter



Beachwood Radio!


Ask Me Anything!