Monday, December 21, 2009
The Union Delegate from Goodfellas does better when the guys working in the pit don't wonder what happened to their pensions. Tip O'Neill famously said that "All politics is local" but not all politicians are small timers. Obama is a ward heeler at heart with delusions of grandeur. He strode onto the world stage and he tripped. The Chinese are now in a state of barely controlled conflict with America. The Indians must be desperately seeking for a lifeline. Six two and even they were exploring a deal with China about something more substantial than wind farms when Obama broke into the room.
They went into the back room to see if anyone left any chips on the table and discovered that the mark for The Sting was as busted and fake as the rest of the actors. We may end up grateful to Chris Dodd and Barney Franks for breaking the bank 16 months ago. It traumatized the system badly enough to get Obama elected but at the same time it drained away the loose change they were counting on to grease their games.
... the victim has to be kept in a pitiful state forever, so the shakedown can become even bigger
We are all Palestinians now.
Regarding the Robert Taylor Homes. A cop told me there was a bar across the street they called "The Bucket of Blood." Long time ago I went to get take out from the "Ali Trolley" at 51st and State. Bringing that back to the dorm got me the Large Brass Ones award among my peers. That and walking down to 63rd, past the Blackstone Rangers, to get take out at Tai Sam Yon's. Lived to tell the tale.