Friday, June 6, 2014
QUINN ON WRIGLEY AND FORMER ALDERMAN SMITH, CAR SALES AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND AN HISTORIC ANALOGY FOR TODAY’S CHINA
Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Last summer, we were in
(See my seminal travelogue, CLARK GRISWOLD, MR. PEABODY, AND
and visited the beaches and the American cemetery in Normandy. At the expense of sounding sacrilegious, if I
don’t ever see Paris again, it
won’t break my heart. But Normandy
is another story; if you can, please try to get there. You’ll learn a lot, hopefully pray a lot,
and maybe cry a little. And you will
appreciate what those guys gave us. At
the expense of sounding comparatively trite, the countryside and the villages
of Normandy are also stunningly
beautiful; I told our tour guide the farm boys from Iowa
who landed at Normandy probably
felt right at home. I don’t think she
appreciated the sentiment.
I thought I’d be able to write a lot more this week, but things got busy, though I’m not quite sure with what. I did manage to write three posts on widely varying topics, however…
AND THE CUBS: A FORMER ALDERMAN ENLIGHTENS THE BENIGHTED
The politicians know everything, don’t you see?
SALES: “I SAW A CADILLAC SIGN SAYIN’ ‘NO
The seemingly prescient Chuck Berry, the father of rock’n’roll, saw today’s car financing situation way back in 1956.
PROVOCATIVE” CHINA? LESSONS FROM HISTORY
To quote a guy who was okay but who couldn’t carry the aforementioned Mr.
case, I’m lookin’ at the man in the mirror when I read about China.
Have a great weekend, everybody, and say a prayer for the boys of
See my two books, The Chairman, A Novel of Big City Politics and The Chairman’s Challenge, A Continuing Novel of Big City Politics, for further illumination on how things work in Chicago and Illinois politics.