How to Put the Wind back in the Windy City

Posted on December 10, 2008 / Thoughts

Although Chicago has it's fair share of wind, the nickname "the windy city" does not in fact refer to the amount of wind that is typically experienced in Chicago. Nope. In 1885, the Clevland Gazatte published an article called "from the windy city" and it explained the illegal political moves that Chicago made against federal laws. This seems to be a recurring theme, especially throughout the past few years. As most people already now, this week has ben pretty much embarrassing for all Chicagoans. Actually, it's been really fuckin embarrassing.

It was only a few years ago when our former Governor, George Ryan, was arrested and soon after resigned from office for breaking federal laws by distributing or selling unqualified truck licenses. That was pretty embarrassing. Yeah, i mean, who does that? Truck licenses? Might as well have sold coke or H. What's more embarrassing is that yesterday morning our current governor, Rob Blagojevich, was also arrested and charged with selling Obama's former Senate seat, bribing officials, and blackmail/threatening the Chicago Tribune editors. That's pretty fucked up if you ask me.

What's worse?--This guy didn't resign yet. Today is his 52nd birthday and he's in federal prison. He was asked to resign and via his lawyer, he refused. HAHAHAH. Is this guy serious? Seriously? The entire republican party just approved an impeachment movement against him. And you know the democrats are going to agree! Now, let's think about this realistically. OUR GOVERNOR JUST GOT ARRESTED! OUR LAST GOVERNOR IS IN JAIL!! WHAT THE FUCK?!?!? I mean, this is absolutely ridiculous.

I typically avoid using the nickname "the windy city" to describe Chicago but it's becoming increasingly obvious that we are, in fact, infected with lots of political scandals, illegal activity and dickhead politicians. So we thank you Mr. Ryan and Mr. Blagojevich for putting the wind back into the windy city, you dickheads!