Archive for January 2011

Carol Moseley Braun Wants You To Know Crack is Wack.

Apparently, Carol Moseley Braun planned to increase her second-place lead over Gery Chico by exhibiting some of her characteristic class and wit, accusing Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins of being on crack for the last two decades at a mayoral forum at Trinity United Church of Christ. The most explosive moment in the current Chicago Mayoral race... Read more »

Rahm's On the Motherf***ing Ballot!

I will be live-tweeting the mayoral debates. If you’d like to tune in, click HERE. ********* Stand by for updates, but for now, according to a unanimous ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court, Rahm Emanuel is considered a resident of Chicago and will stay on the mayoral ballot. There was a special concurrence: two judges,... Read more »

Decision In Rahm's Case Sketchy, Temporary, Hilarious?

This case is always one alien band away from being the Mos Eisley Cantina of legal proceedings. The IL Supreme Court has issued a partial stay of yesterday’s decision pending Rahm’s appeal, after his lawyers filed a petition late last night. The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to put... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel #Fail?

So Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC replacement might be more obvious that previously thought. It appears that the Illinois Appellate Court has knocked Rahm Emanuel off the ballot in a 2-1 decision, ruling that Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement. Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Could Save Us From Snooki

Rahm Emanuel has a tax plan. More specficially, Rahm Emanuel appears to have a fever, and the only prescription is more revenue in the form of what I’d like to call a “douchebag tax.” Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel wants to raise some taxes–oops, close some loopholes–on some luxury services such as pet grooming, tanning salons, and limousine... Read more »

Bill Daley Gets White House Job, America Returns to 1994

Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Looks like the weird Daley-Emanuel-Daley relationship is about to get a little bit weirder as Bill Daley officially takes over for Rahm Emanuel who left because he officially wants to take over for his brother. It’s the Chicago way with just a teensy little touch of that good ol’... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Spends More On Ads Than You Make In A Year

I’m not entirely sure what the reception is out there toward Rahm Emanuel supporters. I haven’t met one willing to talk about it over Stoli slushies, for example, but I’d be willing to bet that you’d be talking your structural integrity in your hands if you decide to drop $17 on one of the new... Read more »

Is a Daley Headed to the White House?

With Rahm Emanuel gone, there’s obviously a vacuum of Chicago-related power in the West Wing. That might explain why rumor has it that Obama is about to pluck Bill Daley (Rich Daley’s bro) from his cushy home downtown at JP Morgan Chase & Co. and put him squarely in the hallowed halls once again. President... Read more »

The Week In Carol Moseley Braun

I can’t even really say it’s “the week” in Carol, can I? It’s like, Tuesday. But she’s been fun enough for daaaaays at this point, so I’m just going with it. Without further ado, a short history of Carol Moseley Braun’s antics since New Years: At her initial press conference, Carol politely suggested that, indeed,... Read more »