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They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you ban the sale of foie gras in restaurants. That’s the Chicago way!

Posted by Tim B. on 04/27/2006 at 01:31 PM
    1. Animal cruelty concerns from the Hog butcher for the world?!?

      At least they could sell it as an anti-French initiative, I think most of us here would get behind that.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 04 27 at 01:45 PM • permalink


    1. I tasted foie gras once in my life and once was enough.  It was even more vile than caviar.  Call me unsophisticated.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 04 27 at 01:58 PM • permalink


    1. “In Chicago they banned smoking (in restaurants) now foie gras – what’s next? Sex?”

      Well, yeah, I kinda think sex in restaurants should be banned….

      Posted by Challeron on 2006 04 27 at 01:59 PM • permalink


    1. Banning foie gras will only result in people heading for the wide open, anything goes suburb of Cicero.

      Posted by JDB on 2006 04 27 at 02:06 PM • permalink


    1. I’m thinking there would be traction for banning aldermen (and women) in da great City of Chicaga. After all, they DO dispense great quantities of an animal byproduct known to cause global warming, ie; BULLSH*T!

      Posted by Rob C. on 2006 04 27 at 02:15 PM • permalink


    1. I’m sure Ted Kenedy’s liver is large enough to supply all of the Windy City’s needs for many years to come.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2006 04 27 at 02:47 PM • permalink


    1. Can’t we all just get a lasgna together?

      Posted by andycanuck on 2006 04 27 at 02:49 PM • permalink


    1. The ban in Chicago—which is known as ‘Hogtown’ because of its sprawling slaughter houses

      Which closed in the 70s, Yahoo.  Good job staying on top of the news!

      Here’s a thread about it at a Chicago food board I’m involved with.  Note that sentiment is running about 9 cynical to 1 Peta.

      Foie gras dog with fries

      Posted by Mike G on 2006 04 27 at 02:51 PM • permalink


    1. 80% of Americans support a ban on force feeding birds? I’d like to se the poll question. There are very few things 80% of Americans agree on and I can’t imagine foi gras is one of them.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2006 04 27 at 02:57 PM • permalink


    1. “In Chicago they banned smoking (in restaurants) now foie gras – what’s next? Sex?”

      Hello, is this Chez Windy City? I’d like to reserve a private table for two. The name? Er, Smith. John Smith.

      Posted by paco on 2006 04 27 at 02:58 PM • permalink


    1. Fatty liver is, in the vast majority of cases, benign, and causes no pain.

      A battery hen is treated worse than these birds.  Are they going to ban eggs?

      Posted by 2dogs on 2006 04 27 at 03:15 PM • permalink


    1. Chicago bans handguns – and no one cares.
      Chicago bans smoking – and no one cares.
      Chicao bans Foi Gras – and everyone freaks.

      Yep, that’s what I call a blue town.

      Posted by trainer on 2006 04 27 at 03:27 PM • permalink


    1. George C. Scott explains “reasonable escalation of force” to rookie cop Stacy Keach in “The New Centurions”:

      “The perp uses his fist, you use your stick. He pulls a knife, you pull your piece and cancel his ticket right then and there.”

      Posted by mojo on 2006 04 27 at 04:16 PM • permalink


    1. That does it!
      When foie gras is outlawed, only outlaws will have sex in restaurants!

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 04 27 at 05:11 PM • permalink


    1. Pace RebeccaH, nothing could justify the cruelty to ducks and geese to produce foie gras were it not so delicious.

      Posted by rexie on 2006 04 27 at 05:26 PM • permalink


    1. That’s my tax dollars at work!  Now the idiots downstate are working on an impeachment resolution.  Thanks, fellas!

      Posted by the wolf on 2006 04 27 at 06:13 PM • permalink


    1. It’s interesting that the Left traditionally says that morality has no place in the law, when the foie gras banning alderman (presumably a lefty) cites values and culture as the reason for the ban.

      Posted by Toryhere2 on 2006 04 27 at 06:19 PM • permalink


    1. At the very least there should be a sex-free section in Chicago restaurants.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 04 27 at 07:13 PM • permalink


    1. Ah, the City of Chicago.  When I lived there (1984 to 1989), the office of the Health Department that inspected resturants had exactly two employees—the director and his secretary.  Eateries were never inspected, although they had to pay for a license every year.  Has this ever changed?  I know, it’s Chicago, but I have to ask for form, if naught else…..

      If not, who is going to enforce this law?  Call 1-800-DEAD-DUCK to leave an anonymous tip?  Will Roger Moore swoop with his Walther PPK (with a special permit issued by the Chicago)?

      I think not.

      I’m glad I moved, though.  That city remains a freakin’ job, government wise.

      But I agree, most of the people who want it will go to Cicero for their foie gras (God knows why).  Rather like buying weapons and ammunition.  Some of the best gun shows I’ve ever been to where in the counties around Cook County……

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 27 at 07:43 PM • permalink


    1. As for sex in resturants…..why?  There’s so much office space in the Loop that is in competition…..

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 27 at 07:44 PM • permalink


    1. freakin’ job should read freakin’ joke.  PIMF 🙁

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 27 at 07:45 PM • permalink


    1. Jeff-so how true was Mike Royko’s Boss?

      For the unititiated, Royko describes how Chicago Mayor Daley (the elder) would send his health inspector around to restaraunts which declined his kind invitation to post Daley campaign posters.  Restaraunt owners were gently reminded that they really should put the poster in their windows and if they declined again, the health inspector would shut the place down.

      Not even close to the worst Chicago/Daley corruption described in the book, but I am trying to stay (somewhat) on topic.

      Posted by 68W40 on 2006 04 27 at 07:57 PM • permalink


    1. Anything that pisses off the French and Francophiles is good enough for me

      Posted by murph on 2006 04 27 at 08:08 PM • permalink


    1. Good news, you can still get liverwurst.  Same damn thing for a fraction of the cost and attitude…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 27 at 08:11 PM • permalink


    1. When I heard this on the radio today, I felt so…umm…left out? Cuz y’see, we’re not allowed to have sex in the restaurants I go to.

      Then I realized that I’m too damn old for spectator sex anyway, whether watching OR participating. WHEW! I’m really quite relieved.

      But I could hardly wait to see what y’all might say…and I thank you for a really fun end to my day!

      Posted by KC on 2006 04 27 at 08:14 PM • permalink


    1. I thought freakin’ job was more evocative.

      Posted by geoff on 2006 04 27 at 08:46 PM • permalink


    1. 91B30, without going too much O/T…..I was in The Windy City well after Daley The Elder, and somewhat before Daley Junior.  Indeed, I was there when Washington died in office.  In his office, I mean.  He literally dropped dead at his desk.

      But based on what I saw while there (I was but a minor minion in the Federal machinery, but still….), things changed not at all from Daley The Elder.

      geoff….heh!  I thought freakin’ job was more evocative, but I had to be communicative, y’know?  😉

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 27 at 09:30 PM • permalink


    1. Ha, ha ,poor widdle greenies want their mummy!
      This should be normal for the work shy babies.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 04 27 at 09:31 PM • permalink


    1. Hogtown?  Chicago obtained that moniker in the 19th century.  I suppose we’re allowed to dredge up any unflattering information about a city, no matter how dated.

      Paris, the city known for burning young women at the stake, today saw a new Mortons open, offering to the public its fare of even more burnt steaks.

      Paris, the city known for surrendering to invading Fascists with the faintest of resistance, again gave in to a mob of elderly pensioners demanding a special lane for motorized wheel chairs.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 04 27 at 09:48 PM • permalink


    1. An example of Chicago’s two-fisted toughness…

      There used to be a municipal airport inside Chicago’s city limits… until after 9/11.  Daley Jr sent in bulldozers in the middle of the night to tear up the runways (without notice to the owners of the planes there), so the eeeeevile Ayrabs couldn’t fly Piper Cubs into downtown Chi-town.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 27 at 10:39 PM • permalink


    1. Damn. Now where am I supposed to go if I want a good pate, a good cig, and a good shag? Oh sure, there’s Smokey’s All-You-Can-Screw Liver & Love Buffet in Cicero, but it’s like a 12 block walk to the El station.

      Posted by iowahawk on 2006 04 28 at 09:19 AM • permalink


    1. I fully agree, this town is an embarassment.  Though the quote from the sponsoring alderman, Joe Moore, is absolutely correct: “The laws that we adopt embody the values and mores of our constituents.”  Much of his constituency consists of NPRistas – with the remainder being urban hoodlums who prey on said NPRistas.  It’s your basic Blue State urban nightmare.

      I’m not exactly sure that the bulldozers were sent in to destroy Meigs Field (the lakefront airstrip richard mcenroe referenced) to save us from evil Arabs as much as it was equal parts class envy (the airport was used mainly by business types) and land grab.  I’m sure that money was a primary motivation – Mayor Daley never moves unless there’s money involved, somehow.

      Posted by Percy Dovetonsils on 2006 04 28 at 04:07 PM • permalink


    1. Percy — That was the reason Junior gave… “security.”

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 04 29 at 11:42 AM • permalink


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