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Re: “Two Twenty-Seven

Loved this play....the kids stole the show.

The Jackie Harry character was Ooo-La-La personified.

It seems like NBC took a number of liberties when they made it a TV Show.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 10/20/2014 at 9:47 AM

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Re: “The Late, Great Municipal Reference Library

No one cares about your daddy loafing around the fire house

Posted by Casey Thomas on 06/08/2018 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Theaster Gates is reopening a slicker Arts Bank this weekend

Sellout negro

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 05/18/2018 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Vic Mensa revisits his vanishing Hyde Park

As Louise Jefferson said in a now clip from "The Jeffersons" situation comedy, ".....nigga please ! " regarding this story and this made up bullshit Victor is putting out there.
He grew up comfortably middle class (two parent home, both educators - professors at UIC), played AYSO soccer on Saturdays, the whole nine yards.....these chicago middle class brats, including Chancellor Bennett (Chance the Rapper) kill me with this fake bad boy it for people who really know you guys....

15 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 02/15/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “J.B. Pritzker's ‘African-American Thing’

Konkoil racist ass hole....looking for another Jackie Robinson little league story to jump on little black boys about

7 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 02/15/2018 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Pritzker the sneak disser might as well have said the N-word

Former Senate President Emil Jones has cut a radio ad panning J.B. Pritzker for his talk on FBI tapes about African Americans. Here's the text of the ad:
EMIL JONES: A true test of someone's character is what they say when they don't think anyone's listening.
On FBI wiretaps, JB Pritzker said what he really thinks of black folks.
Pritzker used insults and code language to put down our entire community.
We shouldn't be surprised by Pritzker insulting our community, Pritzker called Barack Obama a mediocre President
Danny Davis, Bobby Rush, myself and many more Black leaders are supporting Chris Kennedy for Governor.
Chris' father Robert Kennedy and his uncle President Kennedy fought and struggled and sacrificed alongside Dr. King in the civil rights movement.
Chris has devoted his life fighting for those who are left behind.
That's the Kennedy way.
It's time to unite, fight and get it right.

8 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 02/13/2018 at 6:57 AM

Re: “Kim Foxx makes big change days after being sworn in as Cook County state's attorney, and other Chicago news

Does this have anything to do with the fact that she was arrested for shoplifting when she was younger

In other words, Kim Foxx gives license to most forms of shoplifting. Of course, she believes shoplifters themselves are the victims, have the right to take what they want and merchants must simply deal with it. Social justice and what not, right Kim?

Shoplifting, as it exist today, is a very serious problem. Many people, think of shoplifting as the juvenile that sticks his favorite toy under his shirt. The hungry person, who needs food. to feed his family, etc,etc,etc. Anyone in the industry knows this is not what we are addressing here. Shoplifting in this City, and I suspect others, is a "Constant". In many areas it has become a "Sporting Event"! Let's All Run In, Grab as Much as We Can, and Run Out. The Jewel Store, I shop at is Wide Open! People eat, and drink food, they will never pay for, while shopping. Anyone who has ever worked security at a store, knows how much of a problem this is. Many Shoplifters, are on drugs. Many fight with the security guards. Many have needles on them. Truth is : Many Stores feel its cheaper to include these costs in their budget, and pass them on to the consumer, then deal with lawsuits etc.
In my opinion, Many people feel it's part of their entitlement. Hey, spread the wealth around.

What's the over / under on how long it takes before those shiny new stores in Englewood close up because of shoplifting losses? Retail is an incredibly low margin business. Making $300 the threshold for felony charges was intended to deter shoplifting by making the penalty painful (at least for those who care about such things). By pretty much eliminating any significant penalties for shoplifting, people who normally might think twice about lifting something will likely be more tempted to give it a shot. And that now becomes a county-wide problem. If the losses are severe enough, retail businesses won't be able to survive and will move to places where they can actually receive the protection of law. Fewer sales means lower tax revenue.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 12/17/2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Did the NBA blacklist former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges because of his political beliefs?

That Spoon should have taken the money and kept his mouth shut until after he retired

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Casey Thomas on 12/16/2016 at 10:56 AM

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