Is anyone surprised that this dingleberry isn’t getting the votes to be house speaker? I mean he did worse on the second round of voting than than the first! I mean, I really wanted more time spent on discussing if aliens are real and Hunter Biden’s sex life. That’s way more important than:
The US and Global Economy
Global Climate Change
The war in Gaza and the Ukrane
All the MAGAs have to go but unfortunately due to the poor education of US citizens where it counts, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. At least gerrymandering’s time might be up… maybe… maybe… I trust nothing these days when it comes the the US Goverment.
This is America. Have a security guard watch you while you wait for you Philly Cheesesteak. This actually makes me never want to go to Philly. People talk about Chicago but we don’t have people walking around with AR-15s… yet. I’m used to seeing this in Mexico… but here?
Also, DeSantis is laughing his ass off at Chicago right now. He bussed all those immigrants to here and New York City. They’re all over the streets here begging. It’s tragic but now we’re about to set up migrant camps in the city and the homeless that were already here still have limited resources. I don’t know what the answer is. I am not a Trumper or a Desantis or a whatever… but I will say that the migrants need to understand that the USA isn’t the land of opportunity that it may have once been (for white people… even they’re struggling now though). I do think this is being mishandled and is going to give the GOP more seats. I am not in completion with someone from Venezulea for most jobs, but letting everyone automatically be allowed to work here… I dunno… I dunno. Things are different now that “I” am in trouble. I still am far more fortunate than they are but then I think that if I am having a hard time, I know that people who don’t have the resources I do are having it even rougher trying to get on their feet and now there is more competition for limited resources. I do know that all I see on the street begging now are people holding up their children. It’s chilling… and I also know that since this is how it is now, this is how it always will be going forward, if not worse.
There are so many things that the south and west side of Chicago need but this really isn’t it. This isn’t it anywhere in the country or the world right now. The old way is gone yet people are insisting on clinging to it. Correction, people who got to where they are now by “the old way” don’t want to lose the trappings of that power so want to hold on to it in every way they can. Being in the office is a power trip. If people want to be in the office, cool, if they don’t , that’s cool too. Younger people in the office, I sort of agree with that, but mid to senior level people don’t need to be where you can see them to be productive. But hey, let’s build luxury office spaces to prove something that in today’s current environment, really doesn’t mean anything, does it?
I still like to think that I am a capitalist however, I realize now that even if you are a good person and believe in responsible capitalism, the bad people, the manuplators, the con-men and the vultures are the ones who will make out in the end. The economy for the everyday person right now is SHIT, okay, it’s SHIT. Groceries and gas are out of this world, there are layoffs still happing with no replacement jobs, and if there are, those jobs are paying 30% less than pre-pandemic rates. THRITY PERCENT LESS THAN PRE-PANDEMIC WAGES. Inflation isn’t going down- at least not if you live in a major city, and we’re paying attention to Hunter Biden’s ding dong in tight whities (seriously, I do not give a fuck.).
The South and West sides of Chicago need investment but those investments need to be infrastructure, groceries stores and jobs- not of the office variety quite yet because due to how things are down there, the education isn’t there- YET. Investment in the people first, then the rest will come.
I wish I had money. I wish my parents had been smarter so that I had been smarter. There is so much that I KNOW now that I could do something with but I have zero capital. Stupid position to be in. I could do something about all of this.