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Mark Kirk's Ex-wife: 'Svengali Figure' Influencing Candidate

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The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball
By Glenn Stout, Richard A. Johnson

Page 176: "According to Bill Veeck, who had remained employed by the Cubs until 1941, at about this time Wrigley hired someone Veeck described as 'a little bum' and paid him $5,000 a year, with a promised bonus of $25,000 if the Cubs won the pennant . . . Wrigley had either seen a professional wrestling match or read about one in which a wrestler used an assistant to cast spells and hexes or otherwise put a 'whammy' on his opponent. In the arranged world of pro wrestling, the record of the 'whammy man' was spotless. A very dim lightbulb went off in P.K. Wrigley's head. He decided that the Cubs needed just such a person . . . Wrigley apparently had no idea that pro wrestling was fixed, and none of the sycophants he surrounded himself with felt they could tell the boss the truth. Veeck's 'little bum' was Wrigley's 'whammy man.' Although his name is lost to history, the whammy man accompanied the Cubs at home and on the road, sitting in the stands, staring at opposing players, and giving them the 'evil eye' while ominously wiggling his fingers. If it hadn't been so pathetic, it would have been funny."

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Stone For Mayor.

Chicago Hynosis/Dr. Jay Stone.

DNA: Will it be the Scientific Proof of Past Lives?

Time-Line Therapy™ Lessons and Erickson's Double and Triple Binds

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Previously by Astralopry:
* Blago Goat Gate
* Daley's Gunbutt Diplomacy
* Obama "Spiritual Manager" A Quirky Venezuelan Tyrant



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