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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:08 PM
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BREAKING: Illinois Supreme Court restores Rahm Emanuel to Chicago Mayoral Ballot
Just breaking now via 25 page opinion.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:08 PM
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1. money talks.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:10 PM
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3. ...and when money talks, PEOPLE LISTEN!
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:34 PM
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19. It is much easier to glibly conclude this than to review a dull, dry legal opinion
About the state's laws on intent and residency.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:44 PM
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25. Yup
:kick:
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:36 PM
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30. Knee jerking is such fun!
One might think it nearly orgasmic.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:09 PM
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2. Cigars and snifters of Cognac for the house!
:toast:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:11 PM
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4. My sympathies to Chicago.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:13 PM
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6. No worries. . .he will serve us well. . .
:kick:
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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21. "To Serve Man"
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:26 PM
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27. hee hee!
:D :9



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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:20 PM
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8. No kidding. n/t
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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:21 PM
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12. Ugh. Crap! n/t
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:48 PM
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36. From what I understand, those sympathies should be saved in case Rahm loses...
A good friend of mine who still lives in Chicago, and a definite lefty, tells me that of three other viable candidates, two are corrupt and/or "batshit crazy and stupid", and the third is nice enough, but "not capable". She believes Rahm is the most capable of running the city. I trust her judgment. If she's happy about it, then I'm okay with it, too.
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:11 PM
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5. Yesssssss
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:19 PM
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7. Money Rules! You can read the Supreme Court decision at ....
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:20 PM
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10. Since you are legal expert, tell me how money rules in this case. Its a clever meme. . .
. . .but read the opinion and tell me how money was a factor.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:39 PM
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33. Crickets. nt.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:20 PM
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9. I had no doubts whatsoever he would prevail.....n/t
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:21 PM
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11. BOO!
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:26 PM
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14. I will GLADLY VOTE FOR RAHM on Monday when I cast my early vote!
:kick:
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BlueCheese Donating Member (897 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:24 PM
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13. Generally...
I'm in favor of the electorate having more choices. I don't have any problem with letting the people of Chicago decide whether they want Rahm Emanuel as their mayor.
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mwrguy Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:27 PM
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15. The machine works
You can't beat the machine.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:33 PM
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18. Do you know who the "machine" was pulling for in this campaign? Or are you just . . .
. . .repeating nonsense you know nothing about?
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:47 PM
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35. Umm, I say Choice #2.
But at least you offered a choice, which is more than I can say for some that wish Emmanuel never has a chance to let the people of Chicago decide whether they want him as their mayor.
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liskddksil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:28 PM
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16. Please Chicago find someone else who does not buy into this ed deform nonsense nt
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:32 PM
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17. The voters of CHICAGO will vote for who we think is BEST FOR CHICAGO. . .
. . .:kick:
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liskddksil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:34 PM
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20. good luck then
Its going to take years for New York school's to recover from this.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:36 PM
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22. Interesting to see all the hate here
especially with the majority of actual Chicago residents favoring him. Here's the link where you can see him polling at 44%.
http://elections.chicagotribune.com/mayor/

But, I guess you all know better than the residents he will actually govern.

Anyway, you think you would be happy since it will keep him out of DC.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:39 PM
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23. 44% is not a majority when i learned math.
plurality possibly but not a majority.
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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 06:44 PM
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24. Of course, you are right
I glanced at the headline that said approaching majority and chopped it incorrectly. Thank you for correcting me.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:24 PM
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26. Fairness rules.....
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:42 PM
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34. Agree. For some reason, the left has intense hatred for Emmanuel. I struggle
to understand the logic.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:53 PM
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37. Just the left at DU
I know lots of the "left" who live in Chicago, including my oldest friend. They're all thrilled that he's back on the ballot. They don't like the other options at all.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-11 03:25 AM
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38. His odds are favorable in a fair fight???
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:28 PM
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28. that sucks but i knew they would rule in his favor
well one thing about it the money will be rolling in.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:34 PM
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29. If that's who Chicago want to elect for mayor, good for them.
I've always found attempts to get political opponents thrown off the ballot to be cowardly.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:38 PM
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31. It's only fair...
And we need to be sure to the best of our ability that fairness prevails.

I always thought this whole deal was bogus. I'm happy to see it rectified.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 07:38 PM
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32. Good. Gives people of the city of Chicago a choice.
Edited on Thu Jan-27-11 07:44 PM by bluestate10
If federal service disqualified a person from running in their home city, all of Congress and their staff would be ineligible to run in local elections. What was Emmanuel supposed to do, commute to Washington every Monday and back every Friday to serve as Obama's COS? Give this one up progressives, you don't have a fight that you can win on legal, or rational grounds.
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