The Northern Muckraker tells me that Chicago has (thankfully) been removed as a contender for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, despite 100% turnout in favor of the proposal from the Burr Oak, Graceland, Rosehill, Oak Woods, Saint Boniface, and other fine Chicago neighborhoods.
And yes, "thankfully," as Hizzoner Daley has, with the help of the board of aldermen, run the city into the ground. Hosting the Olympics (with innumerable lies and paybacks and such) was simply a way that Mr. Daley hoped to cover up the results of his spendthrift incompetence.
Nelson Mandela's defense speech, "I Am Prepared To Die" (with links)... - Nelson Mandela has died. As Scripture puts it, God has blown upon this fair flower and he has returned to dust: All flesh is grass, and all its loveline...
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