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    Catherine,

    To give you an idea, Lightfoot’s nickname locally is Groot, after one of the characters from Beetlejuice.

    She won all 50 wards in the last election.

    However, she is known to be rude even to allies. She had people really pissed off for how she shut down the lakefront during Covid. If you set foot on the sand, cops would haul you off. She has definitely made enemies with how she pushed through the NASCAR race and the Obama library. The way the 2020 riots were handled also didn’t win her any friends. She just seems to thrive on pissing people off. I remember seeing video at least once of her swearing like a sailor and using the f word during a city council meeting.

    The crime issue is a big one. People don’t feel safe. Carjacking went through the roof in 2020. Crime has spread into neighborhoods that didn’t used to see more than maybe petty stuff, but armed robbery and mugging, carjackings, have really spread. Vallas campaigned on the crime issue and he was backed by the Fraternal Order of Police (CPD police union). The other guy who will also be in the runoff is backed by the CTU (teachers’ union).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    She just seems to thrive on pissing people off. I remember seeing video at least once of her swearing like a sailor and using the f word during a city council meeting.
    I'm not up on Chicago politics, but based on what you're saying it sounds like she's a MAGA republican in a black lady's clothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I'm not up on Chicago politics, but based on what you're saying it sounds like she's a MAGA republican in a black lady's clothing?
    Naw, she’s just a tough broad. Nothing wrong with that but her political decisions suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I'm not up on Chicago politics, but based on what you're saying it sounds like she's a MAGA republican in a black lady's clothing?
    Well, as bad analogies go, itís certainly a refreshing change from comparing people to Hitler.

    I donít think Chicago has had a Republican mayor since Al Caponeís pal Big Bill Thompson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    Catherine,

    To give you an idea, Lightfoot’s nickname locally is Groot, after one of the characters from Beetlejuice.
    You sure you have the correct movie? I don't remember a Groot in Beetlejuice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    You sure you have the correct movie? I don't remember a Groot in Beetlejuice.
    I believe she's thinking of a character in Guardians Of The Galaxy and several subsequent Avengers movies.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Guess I had that wrong but does does LOOK like a Beetlejuice character.

    The Babylon Bee has an absolutely hysterical bit on her blaming her loss on “nasty hobbitses.”

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    So less than 24 hours after Lori lost, the police superintendent resigned. He was appointed by Groot and both of the candidates in the runoff said they’d get rid of him. He’s going back to TX.

    Yesterday, a CPD officer was responding to a domestic dispute, got into a shooting match with the bad guy, and died. Turns out the shooter had been arrested over the summer for another shooting incident. Kim Foxx’s office refused to press gun charges. The guys got out. If her office had pressed charges, the shooter would likely still have been behind bars. So now people are publicly going after her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    So less than 24 hours after Lori lost, the police superintendent resigned. He was appointed by Groot and both of the candidates in the runoff said they’d get rid of him. He’s going back to TX.

    Yesterday, a CPD officer was responding to a domestic dispute, got into a shooting match with the bad guy, and died. Turns out the shooter had been arrested over the summer for another shooting incident. Kim Foxx’s office refused to press gun charges. The guys got out. If her office had pressed charges, the shooter would likely still have been behind bars. So now people are publicly going after her.
    Your Kim the Prosecutor is as useless as our Kim the Prosecutor.

    Same situation here, everyone screams Guns are bad, get rid of guns, get rid of guns, guns are bad, yet when the bad guys have the guns and they are mot supposed to, nothing happens to the bad guys.


    When DH was on grand jury duty for several months most of their cases were guns and drugs.

    let’s outlaw guns because that’ll solve the problem, right? So much b.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Your Kim the Prosecutor is as useless as our Kim the Prosecutor.

    Same situation here, everyone screams Guns are bad, get rid of guns, get rid of guns, guns are bad, yet when the bad guys have the guns and they are mot supposed to, nothing happens to the bad guys.


    When DH was on grand jury duty for several months most of their cases were guns and drugs.

    let’s outlaw guns because that’ll solve the problem, right? So much b.s.
    You forgot the “there’s too many black and brown people behind bars” so we have to keep as many free as we can.

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