Won’t stop on Chicago’s South Side where Republicans shot 104 people over the weekend.
No official word from the White House yet about which of about a half-dozen ice cream shops located in and around suburban Crystal Lake he’ll visit.
No official word that he’ll stop at an ice cream shop, but I’ll lay odds that he does, because that’s what Biden does.
Nothing against Crystal Lake, former home of the former outstanding Illinois legislator, Cal Skinner. But isn’t it, well, noteworthy that Biden chose to stop in the peaceful suburb some 35 miles northwest of Chicago rather than Chicago’s blood-soaked West or South sides.
Chicago now can reclaim it’s title, “Beirut on the Lake,” in reference to the Lebanese Civil War of the 1980s. That supposedly was for Chicago’s “political and racial strife,” but not its street violence. I demure. Beirut was a dangerous place in the 1980s, just as is Chicago today.
Gang wars, revenge shootings, infants and kids killed and wounded in the crossfire. Police handcuffed and disrespected. Cops retiring without sufficient replacements. Structural violence.
And yet, unless I’m wrong, Biden will be shown licking an ice cream cone. Disgraceful. Rome burned while Nero fiddled. Chicago weeps while Biden licks. Perfect.To subscribe to the Barbershop and be notified when I post, type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.