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Chicago Called Most Corrupt City In Nation

Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by Trinnity, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Trinnity

    Trinnity Banned

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    What do you suppose it would be like if we had a president from Chicago? From this political culture of corruption?

    What if this president said he'd have the most transparent admin ever?
    Would it be that way? Would he be truthful?
    Would time bear him out to be an honest and sincere man?

    What would be the impact of such a politician in high office, on America?
     
  2. kenrichaed

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    No U.S. Presidents have been born in Chicago. Two however have been born in Illinois.
     
  3. MisLed

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    most corrupt? shocker. DC has GOT to be too close for comfort.
     
  4. FearandLoathing

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    How can that be? Barak Obama left there three years ago and I thought he took all the corrupt people with him to Washington..


    Wait....a few went back. Yeah, I do recall that like 40 people quit him and went back.

    So that's why I guess.
     
  5. FearandLoathing

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    Yes indeed. Two great presidents. Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan....Lincoln before the corruption of course since the first case cited above came six years after he was dead..

    And Reagan wasn't there very long.


    And while we're being irrelevant to the topic, did you know that Richard Nixon was the first President born in California?
     
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    The place in which Obama honed his skills. No surprise there!
     
  7. Foolardi

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    I suggest reading - The Jungle - by Upton Sinclair.
    It is one of the best books written about Chicago and
    corrupt aldermans.Of course just watching - The Untouchables -
    with Elliot Ness is also good.
     
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    I didn't know that about Nixon but in related news, have you seen how fat Christina Aguilera is getting? My God she used to be HOT!!!
     
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    You know that book is fiction and the last 4 chapters are nothing but a socialistic speech.
     
  10. A Common Anomaly

    A Common Anomaly New Member

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    Actually, his right hand man went back to be mayor.
     
  11. Foolardi

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    Nixon's mother was a Saint.They'll never write a book about his Mother.
    J.F.K. called Nixon a " 2-bit grocery clerk from Whittier ".
     
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    Nixon was a slime ball. He built his career off the "Red Scare."
     
  13. AshenLady

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    What was said.
     
  14. Foolardi

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    I think if you watched the Oliver Stone movie - Nixon -
    with Anthony Hopkins playing Tricky Dick you might see him in a
    far different light.
    Nixon worked really hard as a Politician.He was a fighter.
    Elvis Presley liked him.Musta been a good reason.
     
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    Sorry but I don't get my information from watching Hollywood movies. I prefer to look at primary source documents and make up my own mind.
     
  16. Foolardi

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    Gee I dunno.I kinda grew to admire Jack {J.F.K.} from watching
    - PT109-. I'm funny that way.
     
  17. FearandLoathing

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    You make a good point. I was throwing tear gas back at the National Guard when he was elected. Most of us then saw him as a lateral move from LBJ.

    I became a journalist during his tenure and got to read the news bulletin that he had resigned. My boss told me he had never heard me so happy on the air.

    History will paint a different picture than simply Watergate. And in retrospect, Viet Nam was a Boy Scout outing compared to what Bush and Obama have pulled off, not one, but two wars without reason nor objective. And in those days people got court martialed for torturing combatants; now we torture US citizens. That's progress

    Yep, I have called Richard Nixon far worse than slime. But compared to what we have today....?

    At least the economy was booming and HIS vice President was (*)(*)(*)(*) faced drunk only part of the time.
     
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    Hmmm


    And if you read some of the more non partisan stuff you might know "Jack" for what he was: an incompetent liar and whore monger who liked to play chicken with people's lives.
     

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