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The Week in WTF

1. Sentencing Blago, WTF?

We doubt this will be the ex-gov's sentence though we can always hope, and we also doubt prosecutors even proposed it to the judge. But gosh, it sure is fun to scare the ever-lovin' clown pants off Blago, isn't it? Who said federal prosecutors don't have a riotous sense of humor.

2. The Daleys' Security Detail, WTF?

The city can cut down its active-duty cop security and transport perk for Richie Daley because he doesn't really need it, and besides he's a millionaire who can cover the bill just fine on his own.

But Rahm says the detail of three cops needs to stay so former first lady Maggie Daley can get to her doctor's appointments. Her husband is the same millionaire we just referenced. We like her better than hubby, but sheesh, it's rich people.

The new mayor says it's only a token perk which now means it's several hundred thousand dollars of tax money. Token used to mean something else. For people with lots of money, the definition of token can be stretched.

3. Jerome Richmond, WTF?

So Jereme Richmond's lawyer - the judge seems to actually be considering it - wants to let the former Waukegan and Illinois basketball player and full-time punk go out of town to Vegas and LA to "sharpen his skills" in basketball camps and perhaps get a job in the NBA - No Bullies Allowed. This is while the court mulls gun charges and terrorist threatening to a former girlfriend. Sure, Jereme Richmond on the loose in Vegas and LA. What possibly could go wrong?

4. Joe Walsh Redux, WTF?

This proves that you can thumb your nose at the president of the United States but messing with a Chicago judge might be an expensive diss.

For a guy who just wants to get this child support thingy settled, Walsh sure has a hard time getting to the finish line. Reading between very clear lines of text, the judge seems to be saying he's short on the money and the only question is why.

We expect he'll be hit with a $100,000 judgment for child support just about simultaneously with his forced exit from Congress. Then he can file for relief on the judgment because he's out of work again.

He's also had five lawyers on this case. Wonder if they've all been paid.

5. U of C Infection, WTF?

If getting a suspicious skin infection is a suitable rationale for shutting down an enterprise then most of the restaurants that WTF has patronized recently should be out of business soon.

When we go out to dinner, it's always a rash decision.


Comments welcome.


Posted on September 16, 2011

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