The [Wednesday] Papers
I'm tied up all day so the Papers will return on Thursday.
Our sports section continues to move right along, though. Today:
* The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report, wherein Carl Mohrbacher asks:
If a train leaves Chicago bound for New York on Tuesday with 53 players in first place, each with their confidence flying at 30,000 feet and a city's expectations running a million miles per hour, how many wins will this 3-0 franchise have in 6 days?
* Fantasy Fix, wherein Dan O'Shea snubs Jay Cutler for Michael Vick.
See you tomorrow.
The [Tuesday] Papers
I, for one, will refuse to believe right up to the Super Bowl.
"I mean, it would take an extreme killjoy to point out that despite the great start, if the Bears lose to the Giants this coming Sunday evening in New Jersey, they will have the exact same record at the end of the first quarter of this season as they did last," our very own Jim "Coach" Coffman writes in SportsTuesday.
The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report will appear on Wednesday after our boys have fully absorbed every angle - and wrung the beer out of their cells.
Meanwhile, our very own Matt Farmer - who is a lawyer by day - brings us a true story today called I Tried To Break Into George Blanda's Car.
Now, on to the news.
"Chicago Democratic Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno has a proposed ordinance amendment before the Rules & Administration Committee today that would ban the use of 'publicly accessible instant-messaging platforms' by commissioners, the board president and all those on the floor 'during all meetings of the board.' The proposed amendment specifically mentions "social-networking websites or like platforms," apparently aimed at Twitter and Facebook, Internet tools more and more politicians are making use of."
Here's a better idea: How 'bout we tape Joe Moreno's mouth shut? That will accomplish much more.
Jimm Dispensa vis Facebook: "Because soon the Cook County budget deficit will have more than 140 zero's."
Price Is Not Right
NYT Botch Job
You have a choice: AP looks at Rich Whitney.
"Whitney would raise the personal income tax rate to 5 percent while protecting poorer families by offering bigger tax credits. He said homeowners also would get property tax relief through larger exemptions on their income taxes.
"He said he would also impose a financial transactions tax on speculation, such as derivatives trading. Whitney said it would feel like a 'pinprick' to the Chicago financial exchanges while generating $4 billion for the state.
"'If we can have a sales tax on food and clothing, why not have a sales tax on this big-money gambling that goes on there at those two exchanges?' he said."
You have a choice in the U.S. Senate race, too: LeAlan Jones is running against Alexi Giannoulias and Mark Kirk. (Check out the cool graphic.)
Seriously, could he be any worse than those two? No. Could he be better? Absolutely.
And you may think you're the mayor, but Bob is the king.
If God Says He/She Loves You . . .
"Heresy? Perhaps. But a survey that measured Americans' knowledge of religion found that atheists and agnostics knew more, on average, than followers of most major faiths. In fact, the gaps in knowledge among some of the faithful may give new meaning to the term 'blind faith.'"
The Control State
On the other hand, not so different than Chicago . . .
How Wisconsin Saw It
The Archie's Reporter
The Beachwood Tip Line: An easy A.
Posted on September 29, 2010
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