September 28, 2009

Silence! Do Not Speak Ill of Chicago!

A Chicago television station has been forced to pull a story that many of Chicago's residents don't want the 2016 Olympics in their city. I'd be more worried about Chicago's residents if I was an Olympic athlete or spectator.

From 2000-2008 there were 4,855 homicides in Chicago, though there have been just 285 so far this year.

Hope and Change! And a more fitting logo:

"We'll send one of ours to the podium. We'll send one of yours to the morgue."
Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 28, 2009 12:38 PM

With the out-of-control violence in that town right now, I don't see how they can expect to get the Olympics.

Posted by: Lipiwitz at September 28, 2009 02:08 PM

Atlanta has a much higher homocide rate than Chicago.

And who among us can forget the carnage wreaked upon Olympic athletes when the games were held there?

Posted by: Alex at September 28, 2009 05:41 PM


I live in Atlanta, and attended many events - it is escaping me what "carnage wrecked upon the Olympic athletes" you are referring to. Maby in your dreams, but not to the athletes.

If you are referring to the bombing at Centennial Park, that was horrible - but no olympic athletes experienced any "carnage." My son was in the park that night, and we had FBI guests in our home a week later. They were interviewing anyone that was in the park for clues. It was a very unfortunate incident - but did not detract from a great Olympics that helped Atlanta shine - the positive impact on Atlanta is still being felt today.

Sorry, but your revision of history is not accurate.

Yours truely,

Posted by: slimedog at September 28, 2009 09:18 PM

"With the out-of-control violence in that town right now, I don't see how they can expect to get the Olympics."

Lipiwitz - Why couldn't that putz Obama do anything about the violence when he was a State Senator and a U.S. Senator from Illinois? He has been perpetually ineffective.

Posted by: daleyrocks at September 28, 2009 09:47 PM

daleyrocks -- apparently you're a huge fan of Mayor Daley from Chicago. Why don't you ask him?

Posted by: Lipiwitz at September 29, 2009 08:17 AM

Ya think, Lippy? What has Obama ever done to actually reduce crime? You got anything? He pushed those anti-profiling bills the cops hate which don't make sense, so he's got that going for him, which is nice. He's also for strict gin control so the criminals can prey on innocent citizens at will, so he's got that too.

You got anything?

Posted by: daleyrocks at October 1, 2009 11:07 PM

I hear Munich is a peaceful city.

Wait ...

Posted by: DoorHold at October 4, 2009 11:47 AM