Two things on display: Naive belief in omnipotent presidents. And – Incredibly childish writing (This is a columnist!)
I thought she was a grade schooler with a writing assignment; wow, this passes as writing in Chi town??? [Yes]
I am flabbergasted to google the writer and find that she is actually a columnist, writing for the paper since 2003! I honestly thought that it was an earnest, amateurish letter to the editor by a frustrated citizen. Unbelievable what the Chicago school system is producing.
“…when the hot sun comes out to play.”
Nice touch there, Stella. I wish you good luck as you enter the 4th grade. (You are in grade school, aren’t you)?
I had read the column and thought, well at least she’s admitting the black-on-black problem, so much am I inured to what I read in Chicago newspapers — can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. The above reactions were a splash of wake-up water in the face.
Earlier today, talking to myself in front of a Marion Street coffeehouse, I wrote:
Black on black crime goes unpunished and unameliorated because of undue emphasis on offender rights and assorted other issues dear to so-called liberals whose solutions to social and economic ills make things worse.
Can’t supply a link for that. It would have to connect with my brain, which is hard to do, as I know well, having failed to do so often.