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In honor of the Bulls (and the wide range of emotions they made me display last night), here is the legendary video they play before games that I pretty much live for.  Even though that’s 3OT’s of my life I will never get back, I can’t wait for Saturday.  Nothing would please me more than to beat Boston.  GO BULLS!!!

 

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One of my favorite songs and videos of all time (thanks for reminding me Biggie!):

Pet Peeve of the Day: All Boston sports teams, even the little league and high school teams.  .

Quote of the Day: “When you go into a restaurant on the weekends and it’s busy they start a waiting list.  They start calling out names, they say ‘Dufranes, party of two.  Dufranes, party of two.’  And if no one answers they’ll say their name again.  ‘Dufranes, party of two.  Dufranes, party of two.’  But then if no one answers they’ll just go right on to the next name.  ‘Bush, party of three.’  Yeah, what happened to the Dufranes?  No one seems to give a shit.  Who can eat at a time like this?  People are missing!  You fuckers are selfish.  The Dufranes are in someone’s trunk right now with duct tape over their mouths.  And they’re hungry.  That’s a double whammy.  Bush, search party of three, you can eat when you find the Dufranes.”    –Mitch Hedberg

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04.06.2009

VOTE Tomorrow


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If you are in the 5th Congressional District– please don’t forget to VOTE TOMORROW.  The primaries had a sadly low turnout so get out and vote; don’t expect someone else will do it for you!!  And when you do vote, may I suggest that you vote for Mike Quigley, a fine example of awesomeness:

Elected to the Cook County Board in 1998, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley (D-10) has earned a reputation as an independent, fiscally responsible Democrat and a powerful voice for change.

Representing the 10th District (Edgewater, Forest Glen, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Lake View, Near North Side, North Park, Rogers Park, Uptown, and West Ridge),
Mike has been a leader when it comes to promoting government reform, sensible fiscal policies, environmental action, and equal rights for all.

Mike’s independence and innovation has won him praise from Chicago’s leaders and opinion makers. In 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times applauded Mike as “a powerful independent voice on the board.” In 2003, Steve Neal, the late political columnist for the Sun-Times, called Mike “an outspoken advocate for change and one of the brightest people on the political scene.” Mike has been a community activist in and around the Lake View area since he moved there in 1982.

As a proven leader when it comes to delivering change and reforming government, Mike is well-suited to help President Obama and his Chief of Staff (and former Fifth District Congressman) Rahm Emanuel put the country back on the right track.

The Chicago Tribune noted that Mike is “always investigating new approaches, … looking for ways to improve county government, and … isn’t afraid to speak up when he thinks something is wrong.” [Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2002]

An unapologetic environmentalist, Mike often participates in local Cook County cleanup efforts. On the commission he has sponsored every piece of major environmental legislation adopted by Cook County Government in the last decade and continues to press the County to make environmental sustainability a top priority.

His environmental work prompted the Chicago Reader to declare that Mike is “arguably the greenest elected official in Chicago.”

Prior to serving on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Mike worked his way through Loyola University School of Law and the University of Chicago, where he earned his master’s degree in public policy. He is an adjunct professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago and Roosevelt University, Chicago, lecturing on politics and the environment and local government.
Mike lives with his wife Barbara and daughters Alyson and Meghan in Lake View where he has lived since 1982. In his free time he roots for the Cubs and enjoys playing ice hockey.

(Taken from http://www.QuigleyforCongress.com)

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who don’t vote, but like to complain

Quote of the Day:My friend said to me, ‘I think the weather’s trippy.’  I said, ‘No, man, it’s not the weather that’s trippy, perhaps it is the way that we perceive it that is indeed trippy.’  Then I thought, Man, I should’ve just said, ‘Yeah.’” –Mitch Hedberg

 

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I was called a terrorist (great, now homeland security will be all over this blog) by some rando (yeah, a drunk in Wrigleyville… shocking I know) on Saturday because of my black and white scarf:

 Do I really look like I roll with Osama??

Do I really look like I roll with Osama??

 

Or, my Keffiyeh I guess, if you want to be exact about what it is.  But it pissed me off because I’ve heard rumblings of that same notion before, stateside.  I guess similar scarves are sold at Urban, Forever 21, etc. for hipsters to wear.  I got mine in Spain, (something like 3 scarves for 5 euro) where they are all over the place from young to old, hip to un-hip.  I like them because they are lightweight and I can wear them with anything.  And I really do just enjoy a good scarf.  But I was wondering what the big deal was about it so I looked it up.  Apparently it is mainly viewed as a Pro-Palestinian symbol, and was actually pulled from Urban stores in 2007 after a Pro-Israel activist complained.

Keffiyeh stands for many different things for many different people. For some, it stands for Palestinian solidarity, or ‘taking a stand against the state of Israel’s oppressive and racist policies toward Palestine’ – the PLO scarf. For some, it stands for anti-Semitism while promoting terrorist groups. For others, it is an attempt to trivialize the Palestinian cause by making the symbol so ubiquitous that it loses its meaning. For some it is merely a practicality to shade one’s face from the sun and heat in arid desert nations. For others, it is a shemagh, the Anglicized name given to the scarf by British soldiers who wore them during WWII. For others, it’s just a fashion trend, an item of symbolic meaning marketed for the masses.”  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keffiyeh, http://stylebytes.net/2007/03/25/scarves-3/)

 

I find the Pro-Palestinian angle most intriguing—the first night I was in Madrid (January 09) there was a Pro-Palestinian rally.  And while no one was waving around their scarves in support… there were some interesting signs:   

"USA and Israel = Terrorist States"

“USA and Israel = Terrorist States”  

 

 

 

 

 

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  “Israel = Assasins” This was spray painted all over the city 

 

 So, you learn something new everyday.  And, I’m actually glad I now know about this because next time someone calls me a terrorist as I proudly wear my scarf, I’ll know to tell them that it’s actually Pro-Palestinian– the opposite of terrorism… the opposite of Israel.

Pet Peeve of the Day:  When my newspaper is stolen before 2PM

Quote of the Day: “When you buy a box of Ritz crackers, on the back of the box, they have all these suggestions as to what to put on top of the Ritz. ‘Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it with peanut butter.’  But I like crackers man, that’s why I bought it, ’cause I like crackers! I don’t see a suggestion to put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didn’t buy them because they’re little edible plates! You’ve got no faith in the product itself.” — Mitch Hedberg

 

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