Saturday, February 7, 2009

Open Post for 2/8 through 2/14

Here's this week's open post.

57 comments:

Life's Too Short said...

Twas the Night before Spring Training
by Lucas Brown ©

Twas the night before Spring Training, when all through the clubhouse
Not a creature was stirring, except the managers.
The uniforms were hung in the lockers with care,
In hopes that the season soon would be there.

The rookies were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of the Big League danced in their heads.
And Nuke in his garter, and Crash in his cap,
Had just been rewound before the players' nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Cy Young was the pitcher, and Babe Ruth was the batter.
Away to the window the players all flew,
To see the ghosts on the evening dew.

Shoeless Joe was in left on that moonlit night,
Who was on second, oh wait, that's not right.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
Mighty Casey with a bat drawing near.

"Now Mickey! now, Willie! Now, Hammerin' Hank!
On, Harmon! On, Reggie! on, Maris and Frank!
To the top of the leader boards! to the top of the Hall!
Show the young rookies how to play ball!"

They all admire the slugger named Roy
As he steps to the plate with his bat, Wonderboy.
They'll pass him on the street, a tip of the hat they will give,
'There goes the greatest player that ever lived."

The rookies' eyes will twinkle in their first at-bat.
The veterans will calm them and give them a pat.
For it is only spring training with so much to do,
Preparation for a season, a career to pursue.

The young ones will play their best through the spring,
With hopes of making the 40-man team.
They'll play their careers 'til they finally say,
"Tell them I'm through for love of the game."

57 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

no more discussions about public vs catholic...what a nightmare!

Nippsy Russell said...

Abraham Lincoln turns 200 on Thursday. And Obama just cannot help himself. He has just got to get himself involved in the festivities. I would assume so he can remind the American people of just how lucky we are that we have such a visionary leading our great nation. I'm sure the President will try to compare himself to one of the greatest Presidents we've ever had. (There's so many similarities). And with all the great things Mr.Obama has accomplished throughout his remarkable career, how could argue. I"ll bet Obama will even get his face on the 3 dollar bill someday.

Anonymous said...

Please remember to keep our Fallen officer, Jose Vasquez, in your thoughts and his family in your prayers. Feb. 12th will mark 2 years since he was murdered behind his residence. His wife, Nellie, will be interviewed on Fox News Monday night (2/9) at 9pm. He was a great officer, spouse, brother, cousin, and friend. He will NEVER be forgotten!!! CPD forever Jose. We love u and miss u!

Anonymous said...

You left an answer out of our poll...all our gas stations suck and look like a ghetto store.

I go to the speedway by kmart usually the best prices.

Life's Too Short said...

John Kruk was born on Thursday, February 9, 1961, in Charleston, West Virginia.

Played the last year of his career with the White Sox in 1995 ... now the Big Dog on ESPN's Baseball Tonight !!!

"I'm not an athlete. I'm a professional baseball player." - John Kruk



"The Day Shay Got To Play" by EJ Nolan

Chush is a school in Brooklyn, New York that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career.

At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of one student delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son, Shay? Everything God does is done with perfection, but my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child cannot remember facts and figures as other children do. Where is God's perfection?"

The audience was shocked by the question, pained by the father's anguish and stilled by the piercing query. "I believe," the father answered, "that when God brings a child like this into the world, the perfection that he seeks is in the way people react to this child."

He then told the following story about his son Shay: One afternoon, Shay and his father walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they will let me play?"

Shay's father knew that his son was not at all athletic and that most boys would not want him on their team. But Shay's father understood that if his son was chosen to play it would give him a comfortable sense of belonging. Shay's father approached one of the boys in the field and asked if Shay could play.The boy looked around for guidance from his teammates. Getting none, he took matters into his own hands and said "We are losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him up to bat in the ninth inning."

Shay's father was ecstatic as Shay smiled broadly. Shay was told to put on a glove and go out to play short center field. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again and now with two outs and the bases loaded with the potential winning run on base. Shay was scheduled to be up. Would the team actually let Shay bat at this juncture and give away their chance to win the game?

Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that it was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, let alone hit with it. However as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher moved a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay should at least be able to make contact.

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. One of Shay's team-mates came up to Shay and together they held the bat and faced the pitcher waiting for the next pitch. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly toward Shay. As the pitch came in, Shay and his teammate swung at the ball and together they hit a slow ground ball to the pitcher.

The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could easily have thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have ended the game. Instead, the pitcher took the ball and threw it on a high arc to right field, far beyond reach of the first baseman.

Everyone started yelling, "Shay, run to first. Run to first." Never in his life had Shay run to first. He scampered down the baseline wide-eyed and startled. By the time he reached first base, the right fielder had the ball. He could have thrown the ball to the second baseman who would tag out Shay, who was still running. But the right fielder understood what the pitcher's intentions were, so he threw the ball high and far over the third baseman's head.

Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second." Shay ran towards second base as the runners ahead of him deliriously circled the bases towards home.

As Shay reached second base, the opposing shortstop ran to him, turned him in the direction of third base and shouted, "Run to third." As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams ran behind him screaming, "Shay run home."

Shay ran home, stepped on home plate and all 18 boys lifted him on their shoulders and made him the hero, as he had just hit a "grand slam" and won the game for his team.

"That day," said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, "those 18 boys reached their level of God's perfection."

56 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

Can any CPD people who have CompBenefits PPO for a dental plan recommend a dentist in or around 60655? My last two dentists dropped our insurance. Help! Signed, My Neglected Choppers

Anonymous said...

February 9, 2009 7:36 PM

Ken Grebliunas DDS
4237 1/2 W. 95th st. Oak Lawn
708-423-4100

Excellent

Anonymous said...

I like Dr Aleck on 109&Kedzie. The building doesnt look like much from the outside but its a well maintained office with good staff.The guy is pretty good seems to be a lot of city workers going there.

Anonymous said...

Dentist referral: Dr. Stephen Morris on 104th and Western (approx) #773-233-2240. They are pretty quick, nice and get ya in when u need to. Get those choppers cleaned!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can any CPD people who have CompBenefits PPO for a dental plan recommend a dentist in or around 60655? My last two dentists dropped our insurance. Help! Signed, My Neglected Choppers

February 9, 2009 7:36 PM

I believe the name is Jenny Fei. Approximately 112th and Kedzie on the east side of Kedzie.

A+ service

Anonymous said...

Re: Dentists.
Stay away from Walter Wren on Cicero. I got very poor service and another Dentist had to clean up his mess.

Nippsy Russell said...

Our bone head President has done it again. He's cutting the defense budget across the board with 2 theaters of war in progress. He's also saying "I will not weaponize space". Did you know that Iran launched a spy satellite into space last week? Is it a coincidence that they did this after George Bush had left office? No it's not. Bush had these jerks in the middle east shaking in their turbans. Iran is still working on their nuclear reactor. China and has nukes too, with a missile capable of delivering it to the west coast. All of these countries are building up their military so let's reduce the size of ours. DOOEY!!! This guy is unbelievable! So now not only will our kids and grand kids never have any financial security, the security of the nation is going to be destroyed too. This live for today attitude is going to ruin this country, at some point that debt is going to have to be paid, Obama is going to make sure it gets passed on to future generations, so his piece of crap voting base will keep voting for liberals. Did you also notice that a big chunk of this so called " stimulus bill" will not be distributed until 2011. Just in time for his re-election bid. Hey you 52% who voted for this guy, how it feel to get s#%t on ya! To bad this dummy's policies are going to affect all of us.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Please remember to keep our Fallen officer, Jose Vasquez, in your thoughts and his family in your prayers. Feb. 12th will mark 2 years since he was murdered behind his residence. His wife, Nellie, will be interviewed on Fox News Monday night (2/9) at 9pm. He was a great officer, spouse, brother, cousin, and friend. He will NEVER be forgotten!!! CPD forever Jose. We love u and miss u!

February 9, 2009
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The story was horrible! Fox news as well as most news outlets in this country "makes the news " all too often. They basically blamed the S0S scandal and unknown Cpd officers with his murder??? This is disgusting and absurd, but blame the police for verything always works well. I pary for the officer and his family, I curse the lies and gossip the meida displays nightly

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Can any CPD people who have CompBenefits PPO for a dental plan recommend a dentist in or around 60655? My last two dentists dropped our insurance. Help! Signed, My Neglected Choppers

February 9, 2009 7:36 PM
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dr maida on 63rd and west of narragnsitt in the shopping center is completelt awesome! I hate the dentist but he is great. He does all city workers and families . I know its not 60655, but so what

Anonymous said...

Nippsy Russell said...
Our bone head President has done it again. He's cutting the defense budget across the board with 2 theaters of war in
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Nipsy gain you are right on! I root for this coutry and of course its leader and leadership. I did not vote for him though. I cant root with so many absolutley used up terrible ideas. I tried to count the "umms" in his answers to the questions by the media I got lost at about 340. His first answer was 10 mins long and was a speech not an answer. I hope he knows what he is doing or we are all doomed to poverty and a giant goverment. Russia and Iran will test him immediately, its already happening they are beoming aggressive. He talked about getting rid of nuclear war heads here, wow we need help. If quayle was dumb then Biden is a dumber.
anyone else notice the constant "fear mongering" about "if this spending package (payback money)_ doesnt pass we will be in a depression" ? I thought the Democrats always hammered Bush for fear mongering wars? This is the same thing. I dont care if he passes this bill to pay back his special intrest groups and pelosi's buddies, but keep us safe god dammit!

Anonymous said...

I go to Dr. Frank McGowan on 111th Springfield. He is in the condo building just east of Springfied.

I take my kids there and they all love him. My husband works for the city and he takes compdent.

Life's Too Short said...

Thanks Kid


by J. Kyle (2001) ©

Thanks kid for being the reason,
I get to coach another season.
Who was more nervous that very first day?
You just learning, or me who must teach you to play.

Out on the diamond I feel like a kid again,
Yet after each practice and game my age settles back in.
My muscles would ache and bones feel sore,
A little ice and some ointment and I’m better than before.

A few moments each game I would steal far away,
Back to a time when I could still play.
The boyhood memories came rushing back in,
Just like a good slider complete with the spin.

That ol’ team was a rough and tumble bunch,
We would play all day and never eat lunch.
We would play anyone, anytime, anywhere,
But no other team could give us a scare.

That old sandlot is still there today,
Now sadly the boys no longer come to play.
The grass grows tall where home plate once stood,
A long forgotten landmark in the old neighborhood.

“Coach, hey Coach” I hear from a place far, far away,
“Are you going to pitch to me sometime today?”
Suddenly, I am standing back on the mound,
Surrounded by my players just milling around.

I am back to the game, with you at last,
My boyhood memories tucked back in the past.
“Hey Coach, everything alright” I am asked with a grin,
“Just perfect kid. Hey, thanks again

55 Days to Opening Day !!!

Anonymous said...

nippy russell...you need to move out of this country...and take all your repulitard friends with you!

we are sick of your stupidity..what do you think the last 8 years have been? bush and dick and how much money they have poured into a useless war..they have screwed this country/planet up beyone belief...all you people need to pull your heads out of your ass!

Anonymous said...

Nippsy Russell said...
Abraham Lincoln turns 200 on Thursday. And Obama just cannot help himself. He has just got to get himself involved in the festivities. I would assume so he can remind the American people of just how lucky we are that we have such a visionary leading our great nation. I'm sure the President will try to compare himself to one of the greatest Presidents we've ever had. (There's so many similarities). And with all the great things Mr.Obama has accomplished throughout his remarkable career, how could argue. I"ll bet Obama will even get his face on the 3 dollar bill someday.



god only knows it won't be nippy's face! you are a complete ignoramous! not to mention a complete and utter looser!

Nippsy Russell said...

I love it when Liberals can not respond with anything but insults. I guess you have no answers to why you back these type of politicians. Is it that Obama is young and hip? Or what?

Anonymous said...

Hey Parents who are sending their
tweens to church by themselves, looking like they just rolled out of bed and forgot to comb their hair: I am amazed at what I see during mass every Sunday. These kids sit up in the balcony and talk like it is social hour. I was shocked the one sunday when I saw two boys sharing Ipod ear phones while watching a little TV set during mass! What is the point of coming to church if your children are not paying attention or getting any spirituality out of the mass?????
Maybe you should all inspect your kids before they leave the house to make sure they changed out of their pajama bottoms/sweat pants and comb their hair or pat them down for any electronic devises that are hidden in their pockets! Or better yet, Go To CHURCH AS A FAMILY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
nippy russell...you need to move out of this country...and take all your repulitard friends with you!

we are sick of your stupidity..what do you think the last 8 years have been? bush and dick and how much money they have poured into a useless war..they have screwed this country/planet up beyone belief...all you people need to pull your heads out of your ass!

February 10, 2009
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Whenever you critique the new president and his lack of any career or judgement in friends, G.Bush is thrown at you. Who said I like Bush? Just cause I am conservative doesnt mean I would back Bush who was a fiscal socialsit. Obama is a whole socialist -marxist, man. Get your head out of your arse! This country needs a real leader, for once. For too many years idiots have bought the white house.This year the media laughed at America. They flexed their muscles and ushered in the biggest slobbering storyline president they could dig up, and you dummies fell for it. Hillary as sick and twisted as she is, would be a breathe of fresh air to Obama. Remember he is a civil servant, he works for you. Stop buying the hats and studded t-shirts and earings...sheeple

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hey Parents who are sending their
tweens to church by themselves, looking like they just rolled out of bed and forgot to comb their hair: I am amazed at what I see during mass every Sunday. These kids sit up in the balcony and talk like it is social hour. I was shocked
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Amen to that. I see kids about 8,9,10,11 allowed to play playstation in the pew while mama prays that she doesnt kill em when she gets home. When I was a kid, not too long either ,80's we couldnt even play with the hat clips on the wooden pews! We would get the look, then the crack! Parents need to tough love theri kids they will become better men and women if they are parented, not be-friended.

Anonymous said...

I still like President Bush and thank him for keeping our country safe especially after that terrible day on September 11th, 2001. We were all fearful that was just the begginning of attacks on America and many other countries have been hit but our Commander and Chief kept us safe! Also thank GWB for naming 2 conservative judges to the U.S. Supreme Court. I'm fearful that if Barack Huessien has an opportunity he may name judges that make Ruth Baader Ginsberg look moderate!

oldstyle said...

bush didn't like the middle class but if you look in history in the last 30 years any democratic president sucks at foriegn policy. mr hillbilly clinton reduced the cia and military and look what happened. remember somalia? our troops dieing for petty warlords who have been doing the same thing for 20 years!! i hope obama does well but as soon as he announced guantanimo was closing don't be suprised if another 911 happens in the next year. in other words we need bad people to take out bad people.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the British Prime Minister in the 1930's Chamberlin had to do it all over again would have gotten rid of Hitler when he had the chance, yet he said he posed no threat. What a huge mistake. Do you think if the Brits took him out it would have been a waste of money? Saddam Hussein was Hitler reborn. Compare what the two of them did, almost identical. Weapons of mass destruction or not, Bush did the right thing. How many U.N resolutions did Saddam violate? He was given every chance in the world to come clean and did not. I guess you would have to live in Iraq to appreciate what we did, just ask a veteran who served there and saw it first hand and you may change your mind. Now, talk about a waste of money, how about paying for health care for illegal aliens. Tens of millions are here and we the taxpayers pay the freight..If you want to save billions, close the borders and send those who don't belong here back where they belong!!!!!!!Right on Nippsy...

Village Voice said...

Don't sweat terrorism ... We still have Jack Bauer and I hear Barack is bringing back CTU !!!!!

Nippsy Russell said...

Still no response from the Obama supporters. They must still be trying to find a single reason that they voted for him. I've got a list of things that Obama stands for that might help out.

killing unborn children.

Not giving a child that survives a botched abortion medical assistance so it dies.

Letting terrorists that are being detained use our legal system as if they are citizens on our country.

Closing Guantanimo bay. With no clear idea of what he will do with the detainee's.

Socializing Medical care for the whole country. This practice does not work in any country that has this. (The money that this would cost would double the current "stimulus" package.)

Reducing our military budget. (Everybody knows we don't need a strong military in today's cute and fuzzy world.)

Drilling for our own oil will not happen.(Hey we don't need to find our own oil, gas is at $1.99 a gallon right now. Besides, the people that we buy a lot of our oil from now are so nice.) We will be paying close to $5.00 a gallon by summer again.

He wants to sit down and talk with Iran & Hamas, These two ass-clowns are "sworn to make Israel "cease to exist," that means the people too, Sounds a little like someone from you history books don't it? And Obama thinks he can sit down and reason with these idiots!

These issues will get you guys started, let's hear your opinions on why these things are good for our country. Without the usual name calling, just your opinions.

Anonymous said...

did you know that if you own a pickup in chicago you need to get a sticker from the ward office to park on the street

but good new it free

Anonymous said...

February 10, 2009 8:41 PM

Be careful poster. You have probably offended a St Christina parent and you will now be the object of insults hurled by the juvenile mentality of some. Don't express your opinion when it comes to St. Christina. It's not allowed.

Anonymous said...

Nippsy Russell said...
I love it when Liberals can not respond with anything but insults. I guess you have no answers to why you back these type of politicians. Is it that Obama is young and hip? Or what?

February 10, 2009 8:05 PM

No Nipsy. It's called white guilt. They need to get over it already.

Life's Too Short said...

Why Baseball Can Be Better Than Sex !!

The Top Ten

Rank Reason
10. It is legal to play professionally.
9. You can count on it at least four times a week.
8. You have a coach to tell you when to advance.
7. When you are tired, you always get relieved.
6. If you strike out once, you always have two more chances for a hit.
5. Up to four people can score at once.
4. Pop ups are frequent.
3. 30,000 people cheer when you score.
2. After seven innings, you get to stretch.
1. You can get a home run without any foreplay.



54 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Village Voice said...

Don't express your opinion when it comes to St. Christina. It's not allowed.

February 11, 2009 5:12 PM

It certainly is allowed ... but please supply an opinion based on facts, not rumor or innuendo ... it's just plain wrong to do ... anybody can be part of a problem ... it takes courage to be part of the solution ...

Anonymous said...

Sent this to the alderman, lets see how she responds.

What is up with impark raising the parking fee to $1.50 and not posting it but ticketing people at 103rd street. They have multiple signs with 1.25 posted but as of today they have a single piece of paper on the side of the payment box enclosure stating the increase. I am fine with the increase but inconsistently posting the price of parking is bullshit.

When the parking lot was repaved, they also move the dam pay box to about 150 yards past the parking lot. While i now know where it is, i didn't in the past and was ticketed for it. This is very deceiving for people parking. It seems like they are doing everything possible to make it difficult to pay.

Impark has no problem ticketing people but rarely takes care of the parking lot. Their lots were ice skating rinks most of the winter.

Maybe this is a conspiracy to get more revenue through tickets or not. I don't care. Someone needs to put and end to it.

One last city problem. Put a visible cross walk and a sign on 103rd street. Many people need to cross the street and basically stop traffic to get across. During the morning and evening compute, traffic almost never stops long enough for people the cross the street. Drivers get very irritated that people are stopping traffic to get across.

Anonymous said...

gas stations? i would rather not vote. you don't always have to have something to vote on.

Anonymous said...

what is up with the crators in the right lane of the southwest corner of 103rd and western. Eastbound. While i understand winter may have caused this, its been there for about two months. I think the city can get to it by then.

Anonymous said...

anyway we can start posting pictures to this blog. I would like to start documenting the bullshit in and around 60655. Then lets forward it on to the alderman and post the response. Lets stop wondering if rugai is ignoring our problems. Lets document it and publically ask her to respond to it.

Anonymous said...

question...does anyone have any idea what i can do with the extra 13 dollors that i will get back from Obama

iam so happy to be middle class

Anonymous said...

If you go downtown often, you can use the $13.00 to plug the parking meters, they are going up $1.50 per hour so that will give you about a extra 8.5 hours of parking time. Thank you Mayor Daley, you privatized the meters now a private firm can charge us what they want to park on public land and the city will enforce it. When will this nonsense end. Lets hope this Chris Kelly quy who is under a federal probe was Hizzoners man in charge of the O'Hare expansion project and is cooperating with the Feds. Pray he spills the beans on King Richard and his ilk. Make room Gov. Ryan, you may soon have a cell-mate!!!!

Anonymous said...

You have to read Pam Zeckmans column about the city's Christmas tree that cost us $300,000. last November. Can you believe this? The city could have bought a 45 ft. tree for $2,800. and decorated it, and these thieves want us to cut back, and they have the nerve to threaten lay-off. Every one of them can kiss my a--!!!!!!!

Life's Too Short said...

TOP TEN
Proposed New Baseball Rules

by David Letterman ©
August 23, 1995
# Reason
10. Clothing optional in dugouts.
9. Infield chatter must be in the form of a question.
8. Knock out beer vendor with ball and you automatically win the game.
7. Extra outs for every person on your team named "Mookie," "Scooter," or "Pee Wee."
6. Games will not start until the players' drugs have kicked in.
5. No more keeping your eye on the ball.
4. Goodbye Gatorade, hello Riunite.
3. If the catcher snags your pop foul, he gets to make out with your wife in the
stands for awhile.
2. No team roster may include more than two dismissed Simpson jurors.
1. Reach a base. Do a shot.




53 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

Just a comment:
Why when you don't agree with someone you have to call them "Jerks", "Idiots" "Fools" and such. Why can't you agree to disagree. Especially regarding religion and politics. The 2 most controversial subjects that there are.

How about telling us about orginizations that you belong to that might interest others into joining. How about volunteer groups looking for help. How about places that have interesting things to do. ex. The Ag school has a great water areobics class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:00. You do have to register and it is only $20.00.
These are things that I think a lot of us are interested in instead of always bashing each other.
Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Your thought is well taken, but why would certain neighborhoods in this city get the same activities for free, just a thought...

Anonymous said...

I believe the name is Jenny Fei. Approximately 112th and Kedzie on the east side of Kedzie.

A+ service

Excellent doctor, billing service,
good with the kids, braces, did a root canal for me in one visit.

city refused one procedure on child office to to next step never charged my account

Anonymous said...

what is up with the crators in the right lane of the southwest corner of 103rd and western. Eastbound. While i understand winter may have caused this, its been there for about two months. I think the city can get to it by then.

February 11, 2009 10:03 PM

This is what happens when clout allows the winning bidder on a contract to cut corners and use substandard materials for a project. Dont worry the city will pay (your tax dollars) to have it fixed most likely by the same clout bidder.

Anonymous said...

How about the pot holes on 109th and Homan. That is a very busy street with Mt. Greenwood and St. Christina being on each corner. That block is terrible and the holes should be fixed.

Maybe Rugai can take a look at them. Don't we pay enough taxes. Or do we have to fundraise to get that done.

Anonymous said...

Regarding Chicago Park District charging fees for classes. If you go on the CPD Web site you will see that all parks that offer water aerobics charge the same fee. Open swim is free but not classes. We don't get the free stuff anymore. But then you have to pay $120.00 for the same class in the far south burbs. So maybe we don't have it so bad.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Tom Aleck is a really nice guy and runs an excellent dentistry practice. I went to him on a referral from a friend and have my family all now going to Dr. Aleck for about the last 7 years, no Complaints at all, and very quick to get you in for an emergency dental problem.

Anonymous said...

Don't go to those goof-balls at Burger King, 110th and Kedzie. They CONSTANTLY screw up your order. If you go thru the drive-thru, check before leaving, or when you get home, you'll more than likely find out that your order is wrong, or has the wrong stuff on the burgers, etc. They must either be very DUMB, do it on purpose, or be using drugs, to screw up even the simplest order so frequently.

Life's Too Short said...

Why Is Baseball So Much Better Than Football?

Before a baseball game, there are two hours of batting practice. Before a football game, there's a two-hour traffic jam.



Eighty degrees, a cold beer and a short-sleeve shirt is better than 30 degrees, a hip flask and six layers of clothes under a lap blanket. Take your pick: suntan or frostbite.




If you miss your favorite NFL team's game, you have to wait a week. In baseball, you wait a day.



Baseball has a drug problem comparable to society's. Pro football has a range of substance-abuse problems comparable only to itself. And, perhaps, The Hells Angels'.



In baseball, fans catch foul balls. In football, they raise a net so you can't even catch an extra point.

St Baldricks
Donate to the cause !!!

52 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree on the comment on the Burger King. They have screwed up almost every order! It happened to me 2x where I had to go back to pick something up but I have since learned to check my bag before I pull away (whether it pisses them off or not).

Vilage Voice said...

I think everybody in the neighborhood should call or write to corporate Burger King ... There is a bad element hanging there and working there and the manager seems to let it go on ... I have forbidden my son to go there without me ... I have seen gangbanger looking types there also ... I see people meeting in the parking lot without buying anything and have called it in to the police ... I have also heard that is a drop off point for drugs ... And the guys who did the home invasion a couple of months ago I think met the getaway car there and were caught ... they need to overhall the place top to bottom

Life's Too Short said...

David Francis Dravecky (born February 14, 1956 in Youngstown, Ohio, United States) is a Christian motivational speaker, author, and former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres (1982-87) and San Francisco Giants (1987-89).

Not a White Sox player ... but a great inspiration to all ...



A left-handed pitcher, Dravecky represented the Padres at the All-Star game in 1983, his second season, in which he won 14 games. Equally proficient as a starter or coming out of the bullpen, Dravecky helped the Padres to their first pennant the following year.

In 1987, the Giants acquired Dravecky for their pennant drive. He went 7-5 during the stretch, and in the playoffs pitched a shutout in Game 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals and lost Game 6 by a score of 1-0. The Cards won in seven games.


The following season, a cancerous desmoid tumor was found in Dravecky's pitching arm. He underwent surgery on October 7, 1988, removing half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm and freezing the humerus bone in an effort to eliminate all of the cancerous cells. By July 1989, he was pitching in the minors, and on August 10, he made a highly publicized return to the major leagues, pitching 8 innings and defeating Cincinnati 4-3. In his following start five days later against the Expos, Dravecky pitched three no-hit innings, but in the fifth inning, he felt a tingling sensation in his arm. In the sixth inning he started off shaky, allowing a home run to the lead off batter and then hitting the second batter, Andres Galarraga. Then, on his first pitch to Tim Raines, his humerus bone snapped, ending his career.
To see a pitcher break his arm with a loud cracking sound while doing something as ordinary as throwing a pitch, then fall to the ground rolling in agonizing pain, was shocking, unusual, and upsetting, especially for those who had followed his touching story. The pitch was replayed on television repeatedly over the following days.

The Giants won the National League pennant in 1989 (defeating the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS in five games), and in the post-game celebration, Dravecky's arm was broken a second time by Kevin Mitchell and Kelly Downs. A doctor examining Dravecky's x-rays noticed a mass in his arm. Cancer had returned. Eighteen days later, Dravecky retired from baseball, leaving a 64-57 record with 558 strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA in 1,062.2 innings. He won the 1989 Willie Mac Award honoring his spirit and leadership.


After two more surgeries, his left arm continued to deteriorate, and on July 18, 1991, less than two years after his comeback with the Giants, Dravecky's left arm and shoulder were amputated. Then he went on as a motivational speaker.

"When God wants to do an impossible thing He takes an impossible man and crushes him." - Alan Redpath

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Vilage Voice said...
I think everybody in the neighborhood should call or write to corporate Burger King ...
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Please post a copy of the letter you sent so we can cut and copy it ansd send it on it's way. Also, please include the address.

Anonymous said...

I like our local Burger King. Never had a problem and always great service. Maybe if our local teenagers hung out there it would make the others move on. Start writing down times they show up and we all will go up there and take up the space. In my parents neighborhood, some of the residents started taking pictures with their cell phones. Made them nervous and they have not been back since.

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