Friday, September 23, 2016

Liberals driving another city into the ground

Chicago is now the proud owner of a national and international brand: a very dangerous city.  You have a greater chance of getting shot in Chicago than you do in Afghanistan.

How did this happen?  Chicago - home to the mighty Cubs, the mighty Blackhawks, the not so mighty White Sox and the not even close to mighty Bears.  Simple: liberal Democrats have been in charge of the purse strings in Chicago since the days of Al Capone, and even before that.  

Now, however, these liberal Democrats have turned this once proud city into a war zone.  Close to 3,000 people have been shot so far this year, and around 500 of those shot have died.  Murdered.

The word is out that a good place to avoid is Chicago.

Uber liberal Democrat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a speech yesterday, outlining his plans going forward to fix things: stay the course, and in the short term, hire more cops to control the chaos.  No mention of changing anything that got the city to the state it finds itself now.  

These are the steps that are needed to fix Chicago, and all are related to one thing: prosperity and the steps needed to bring it to a badly deteriorating city:


  • Lower taxes.  Chicago has one of the largest tax burdens of any major city.  Reduce these taxes immediately, and by a lot.  Rahm, a liberal Democrat, doesn't believe that lowering taxes is the way to go, he actually wants to raise them, on a city already staggered under a crushing tax burden.  Businesses want nothing to do with Chicago, no businesses are moving to Chicago, and a butt load of businesses are leaving.  That has to change, and the only way to change that is to change the animosity that Rahm has towards businesses.  And that sadly will not happen.
  • Arm the citizenry.  In the short term, getting rid of the harshest gun laws in the country would go far in reducing violent crime.  An armed society is a polite society. But Rahm will have none of that, he only wants guns in the hands of his guys, and nobody else should have guns.  Other than criminals, of course, they don't listen to Rahm or anybody else for that matter.
  • Reign in runaway public unions, to include police unions, fire fighter unions, teacher unions and public works unions.  They are sucking the very life blood out of Chicago.  But the mother's milk of Rahm's liberal Democrat existence lies with these unions and his support of them, and accordingly, their support of him.  Not a chance he will do anything that these unions don't like.
  • Round up the gangs.  Just get them off the streets.  Every gang member in Chicago is well know to the police and the public.  Just go get them, or as Robocop would say, 'dead or alive, you're coming with me.'  Slap them in jail, or gun them down if they give the police any guff.  Simple, simple, simple.  Just do it.  Declare war on gangs, and go get them.  
Will Rahm Emanuel do any of this?  Anything at all that works?  NO.  Not a chance. He just doesn't have it in him to do what needs to be done, since he is a liberal Democrat to the bone, and everything liberals touch turns to complete feces. He has been the mayor for five long years now, and his liberal Democrat nostrums have driven this once mighty city into the ground.  

22 comments:

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

As a fellow midwesterner who grew up in the shadow of the Lakefront skyscrapers, I am saddened about what's become of that once-mighty place. I suppose it's all deserved, but still...

LL said...

What you suggest is that they make Chicago into Texas (an economic success story).

Other than Austin, Texas is a conservative place, and they'd lynch Rahm if he showed up anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon.

Fredd said...

Grunt: yes, every bit of the inhabitant's misery who reside in the Windy City is deserved. They vote these scalawags into office decade after decade. The place is dead broke (unlike Bill and Hillary, REALLY dead broke), and still racking up red ink, getting deader and broker.

Just a note: I am not of midwestern roots, nor Chicagoan by birth, just here for economic reasons. I am from a similar liberal swamp, Oregon, though.

Fredd said...

LL: Rahm's philosophy (socialism/Marxism) may play well in Chicago, but it would fly like a lead balloon in Plano, TX. I don't know that my fellow Texans would lynch him, but there's plenty of tar and feathers availalbe in the Lone Star State that they wouldn't mind slappin' on him.

LL said...

Fredd, likely Rahm would be invited out onto a hunting ranch and there'd be a tragic shooting accident.

Fredd said...

LL: ...and it wouldn't be with teensy little bird shot from a 20 gauge shotgun as was the case with Dick Cheney's little hunting kerfuffle. I suspect Rahm would rate 00 buck shot. Or maybe a slug.

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

Fred - Hah! I'm sure 00 buckshot would do just fine...

Kid said...

Agree of course Fredd. Yea, democrats are in business to steal the most amount of money that they can and avoid going to jail or dying in the process. Nothing else matters, especially the life or prosperity of anyone else.

Euripides said...

The first on the list should have been to make liberalism illegal and punishable by slow torture.

Brig said...

All the libs in Calif should be encouraged to move to Chicago to help solve the problems there...

LSP said...

Fredd, years ago I sat on the windowsill of my brother's apartment in Wicker park as the sun was rising and watched the gang nonsense unfold beneath us. Then I went for a walk with a pal, in the midst of it.

That taught me this. The whole urban off-the-hook lawlessness thing could be cleaned up really quickly. Some overwatch, some short sharp shock, examples made and there's an end to it.

The libs would rather wreck their city, and that's a shame, because Chicago has a greatness to it.

I scorn them for that.

Fredd said...

Pastor: yes, Vlad the Impaler and his methods worked very well some time back. Simply arrest 20 or 30 miscreants, publicly impale them and then remove the bodies from the public square only when the stench from the maggots becomes intolerable.

That ought to be the end of it.

Fredd said...

Rip: would you accept impaling these scumbags as acceptable slow torture?

LSP said...

Vlad wasn't very well liked by the Jihad.

Euripides said...

Nah. All we have to do is let them loose in Syria and watch the jihadist olympics.

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

Fredd - BTW, I appreciate the link to the Grunt blog. I've put up a button link to Fredd over there, as well. Hope the Chicago graphic is ok.

Fredd said...

Frunt: That link to Grunt is primarily for me, just FYI. And maybe the two other guys who read my stuff.

GruntOfMonteCristo said...

Well, that's ridiculous. We know of at least a couple hundred good people who read your blog religiously, and I want in on that action! At least until they read my blog, and then we'll both lose 'em, probably. Oh well!

drjim said...

I grew up in Joliet, about 40 miles to the South West of Chicago. I used to love going to The City for the museums and concerts, and even lived in the Rogers Park area for a while.

All my friends back in Illinois fill me tales of woe about the decline of the once great city.

All large, urban areas run by Democrats decay and eventually collapse under their own weight.

And yet the citizens of thes ecities continue to elect Democrats for the free cheese.

Sad, very, very sad.....

Fredd said...

Dr Jim: Joliet has itself turned into Murder City as of late. Lots of areas there where you don't want to be walking the streets at night, or God forbid your car breaks down.

drjim said...

My best friend still lives back in Joliet. He bought a house in a "good" part of Joliet and now that he's retired he can't afford to move, and that part of the city has "degraded" some.

He was out mowing his lawn earlier this year, and some punk kids drove by and blasted him with a paint ball gun.

I'm surprised he didn't return fire with his 1911, but then it was a Saturday morning, in a once very nice neighborhood, and you just don't expect that sort of thing to happen.

Kid said...

Fredd, Thought I'd add. I was working a software project for LOF and was working with one of their outlets near Midway Airport. Going to say mid-1990's. I made the mistake of stopping at a convenience store in the area. I came out and to my car, and a bum literally materialized right behind me asking for money for booze, I mean food. He needed lots of booze because he obviously bathed in it.

I thought what the hell. I opened my wallet, pulled a 20 and handed it to him. he was so shocked he didn't try to kill me. He told me to never do something like that again in that area of town as I would surely be killed. I smiled and said Thanks and drove off.