The [Wednesday] Papers
Sorry I'm late this morning - I wish I could blame it on a late night at the Beachwood Inn (free pool and Bob behind the bar on Tuesday nights), but alas I had to get some NBC5 work out of the way.
So . . . let's see. Oh yeah. Here we go.
You were the cause of - and the solution to - all of life's problems.
The Daley Show
"By this year, the mayor's budget has ballooned to include two managing deputy commissioners, a first deputy, five deputies and six assistants - even as the department has far fewer workers."
When Todd Stroger does it, he's a hack. When Richard M. Daley does it, he's an international management darling.
"The City Council is set to trim eight high-level managers from the Buildings Department when it votes on Daley's 2009 budget Wednesday.
"While Daley is cutting non-union top bosses, those layoffs will only partially offset the dramatic growth in upper-echelon management during Daley's reign. A Tribune analysis of city budgets found that since 1990 the number of department heads, deputies and assistant department heads has risen from fewer than 200 to almost 350, despite the slow shrinking of the city workforce."
The Trib is live-blogging today's council meeting.
Joe the Senator
And progressives - meaning the left part of the Democratic party, clarification being necessary since moderates have tried to claim the nomenclature - who think they are Obama's base haven't been paying attention (or else they've been watching too much Fox News, a more unlikely possibility).
Memo to Kos, et. al.: You're idiots.
But it's nice of the Tribune, in a straight news story, to rationalize on behalf of the president-elect.
At least the Tribune finally acknowledged, sort of, what Obama did in that Connecticut primary.
The Clinton Administration is coming along nicely, don't you think?
Corporate costs could be lowered even more by eliminating the corporation.
"I believe that 80 percent of questions are statements in disguise."
I wonder if the vice versa is also true.
Do the math, people!
A) Newspapers should start selling a second ad for $1.
Slim to None
The Beachwood Tip Line: To have and to hold.
Posted on November 19, 2008
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