Most people don’t want to be a perceived as party-poopers – which is why the principled folks that have protested the evil antics of the corporate, imperial parties, in Tampa and Charlotte, are so much to be admired. Frankly, who wants to be the one to point out, in the middle of the festivities, that Michelle Obama was just a Chicago Daley machine hack lawyer who was rewarded with a quarter million dollar a year job of neutralizing community complaints against the omnivorous University of Chicago Hospitals? She resigned from her $50,000 seat on the board of directors of Tree-House Foods, a major Wal-Mart supplier, early in her husband’s presidential campaign. But, once in the White House, the First Lady quickly returned to flaking for Wal-Mart, praising the anti-union “death star” behemoth’s inner city groceries offensive as part of her White House healthy foods booster duties.
It’s been an odd mix of rain and snow these past few days. I usually read on my commute into work, but every once in a while I just sit back and enjoy the quiet time with my thoughts. Yesterday morning was a “stare out the window” kind of commute, and I was grateful for the peace before a chaotic day at work.
I am unconvinced the last image is of Chicago due to its appearance especially when looking at the buses. The image will be taken down.