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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!
- 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
- Can’t we all just get a lasgna together?Posted by andycanuck on 2006 04 27 at 02:49 PM • permalink
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- freakin’ job should read freakin’ joke. PIMF 🙁Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 04 27 at 07:45 PM • permalink
- 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.
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- Ha, ha ,poor widdle greenies want their mummy!
This should be normal for the work shy babies.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200604/s1625786.htmPosted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 04 27 at 09:31 PM • permalink
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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At least they could sell it as an anti-French initiative, I think most of us here would get behind that.