Friday, December 11, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3087, Decembrr 11th, 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual. (Photo: Wall Street Journal)
There are many people in Chicago protesting the senseless death of a young African American male who was shot by police. If you watch the video, the kid was essentially assassinated by police. I have always been pro police but the cover up of this murder by Chicago Police goes beyond the pale. The grandstanding Mayor gave a press conference the other day and apologized. He also fired the Police Chief. Many months after the incident.
The shooting of Laquan McDonald has given even the staunchest supporters of the Mayor doubts about his ability to lead. Protesters from across Chicago marched through downtown on Wednesday afternoon, calling for the mayor to step down. The same day, Illinois state rep LaShawn Ford, a fellow Democrat, introduced a bill that would provide a mechanism to recall the second term mayor.
Protests calling for the termination of Emanuel came after a 45-minute speech where the mayor pledged to give citizens an opportunity to voice their concerns about the city and apologized for the shooting of the young man. (
Emanuel is under suspicion as to his involvement in a possible cover up. His situation is precarious because if he did gloss it over, that will fracture race relations in Chicago. If he says he didn’t know anything, then his competence as a Mayor is in question.
He was preening on TV when the show Chicago Med debuted on NBC. He seemed to enjoy the cameras and attention in a fictional story. When it came to real time life and death on Wednesday he looked very uncomfortable.
The man who was oft quoted in the Obama administration that “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
He can do two things with this crisis, start telling the truth and resign. Only then will the healing begin.
This is not Ferguson where some thug got shot, this was premeditated murder and a planned cover-up. It’s time for him to go.


During the latter part of the 50s, Sinatra released Come Dance with Me!, a highly successful, critically acclaimed album which stayed on Billboard's Pop album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at #2. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Arrangement for Billy May. He also released No One Cares in the same year, a collection of "brooding, lonely" torch songs, which critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine thought was "nearly as good as its predecessor Where Are You?, but lacked the "lush" arrangements of it and the "grandiose melancholy" of Only the Lonely. In the words of Kelley, by 1959, Sinatra was "not simply the leader of the Rat Pack" but had "assumed the position of il padrone in Hollywood". He was asked by 20th Century Fox to be the master of ceremonies at a luncheon attended by President Nikita Khrushchev on September 19, 1959.[ Nice 'n' Easy, a collection of ballads, topped the Billboard chart in October 1960 and remained in the charts for 86 weeks, winning critical plaudits. (wikipedia)
Sinatra worked hard for the candidacy of John Kennedy. As a matter of fact, Sammy Cahn who I met at WVIA TV in the 70s wrote “High Hopes” which became the campaign song


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