Monday, December 26, 2005


Although 'tis a federal holiday in which banks, post office facilities, schools, libraries, courts, drivers license facilities and even some yoga studios are closed, today is not considered a holiday in the City of Chicago (at least where revenue is concerned). In other words, parking meters must be fed today.

At least one yoga student has already received a personalized orange gift from the city on this, the first day of Kwanzaa.


  1. Anonymous11:08 AM

    fukking Daleytown!

  2. Anonymous12:28 PM

    Out in the suburbs you park for free, they don't ticket or tow your car for 'revenue enhancement' and the living is easy.

    The city is a cesspool of filth and corruption.

  3. Anonymous12:25 PM

    you haven't been blogging enough!!

    are you speding too much time with this old man of yours?

    or are you on deadline, which is an oft used ruse by writers?

  4. Anonymous12:40 PM

    Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
    Andy Rooney

  5. Anonymous2:35 PM

    ron karenga, the *creator* of kwanzaa, was convicted in 1971 of felony assualt, torture and false imprisonment of two female members of his group *united slaves*. hot soldering irons,detergent and running hoses were placed in their mouths and they were hit on the head with toasters. happy kwanaa. (information from wikipedia)

  6. Anonymous2:47 PM

    It wasn't his fault, he was under stress!!!

    At Karenga's trial, the question arose as to Karenga's sanity. It appears that Karenga may have had a mental breakdown due to the stress of dealing with the violence and murders surrounding his United Slaves (US) organization and the Black Panther Party (BPP). His behavior became bizarre. And, at his trial, a psychiatrist's report stated the following: "This man now represents a picture which can be considered both paranoid and schizophrenic with hallucinations and illusions, inappropriate affect, disorganization, and impaired contact with the environment."[1]

    Karenga was an intelligent man with tremendous creativity, but apparently was unable to deal effectively with his troubled past and the possibility of imprisonment. "The psychiatrist reportedly observed that Karenga talked to his blanket and imaginary persons, and he believed he'd been attacked by dive-bombers. He was sentenced to one-to-ten years in prison on counts of felonious assault and false imprisonment."[2]

  7. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Callin' this Karenga guy "Dr." is like calling Bush II "Einstein."