ADM last year reported net sales of about $90 billion. Over the decades, it has been the beneficiary of billions of dollars in federal subsidies and other programs. That makes the $1.2 million a year in job-creation Illinois tax credits for which the company has applied as part of an anticipated in-state relocation of its global headquarters to Chicago look like a glorified “25 cents off” offer.
Yep. A company with a $24 billion market cap is haggling over a $24 million, 20-year incentive from a state that’s teetering on the edge of insolvency. Then again, that’s how she got rich, dearie.
Hey you stupid black n——- b——, how does it feel to walk in an all-white neighborhood?” Diamond, 45, yelled from his porch, according to a police report. The woman said she kept walking and Diamond yelled, “You hear me? You must be from Englewood,” the police report states.
The woman, who was wearing a nurse’s uniform and had a stethoscope around her neck, told Diamond, “I’m not from around here” and said she worked at Resurrection Medical Center.
Diamond, who is white, then got off the porch and ran after her, screaming, “If I see you in my neighborhood again, I’m going to rape you and hang you from a tree,” the police report said.
"He jumped off his porch and chased me down,” the woman said. He tried to grab her but she was able to get away, she said.
Manditory reading for the majority of the Supreme Court of the USA who presided over Shelby County v. Holder.
It is clear that Tammy Duckworth makes Joe Walsh feel inadequate. Whether it is because of her military service, because he has nothing comparable to run on or talk about, or simply because she is a woman is unclear. However, his “Ashleigh, Ashleigh” extravaganza strongly suggests that it is women who make him feel inadequate. In any case, it follows a pattern that indicates that Walsh has severe issues with women. Personally, I suspect they make him feel inadequate because he is inadequate.
Right-wing extremist and proud Romney supporter Joe Ricketts, founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of the both the Chicago Cubs and the Ricketts Plan for Inciting Racist Hatred, is seeking TAXPAYER FINANCING for planned renovations to Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Republicans. It’s what they are.
Next to the Dodgers, there has been one other team in the National League that I’ve always hated: The Cubs. Long Live The Jinx of The Billygoat.
Anybody who bothers to pay close attention to the constant feed of articles trickling from Google News can’t help but notice that it is the so-called ”lesser evil” Democrats–not the “evil” Republicans–who have literally been at the forefront of smashing this nascent rebellion against corporate capitalism to smithereens.
Recently, Rahm Emmanuel, the Democratic mayor of Chicago, with the full backing of a City Council dominated by Democrats, passed a series of draconian ordinances aimed squarely at the Occupy movement which impose harsh restrictions on free speech and assembly–moves that were criticized by the ACLU.
The same thing also occurred in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the Democratic-controlled City Council enacted sweeping laws aimed at cracking down on Occupy-like actions when the Democratic National Convention comes to town, a silly dog-and-pony show, which, in the past has been directly funded by corporations.
Last December, Ed Lee, the Democratic mayor of San Francisco, sent an army of cops to forcibly evict the Occupy encampment in that town, partly because the Hyatt Regency hotel, owned by the Pritzker family of Chicago–billionaires who backed Barack Obama for president–didn’t want “vagrants and delinquents” nearby.
Roberts does give more credence to my political pushme-pullyou thesis here. Why it does not behoove Greens like him to give up petty personality squabbling and Pyrrhic candidacies to affirmatively engage and change the electoral system so that there is real political plurality in California or the USA remains a mystery.