by Ben Joravsky
It cheered me up, coming as it did just a day or two after the City Council's latest rollover—that would be the infrastructure fund vote.
Inside was an unsigned handwritten note that said: "See some of the activist stuff showing up on the streets this spring."
Some of the buttons were pretty funny, too.
Like the one that shows Mayor Rahm hoisting a beer stein and saying: "How 'bout a nice cup of STFU?"
And the one that shows the mayor thumbing his nose with the caption: "Pendejo Mayor."
And my personal favorite—a picture of a man with his head up his ass, captioned: "Official Chicago Mayoral Portrait."
Well, come on—the peasants should be allowed to laugh at the king every once in a while.
In exchange for all those taxes, fines, and fees he takes from us.
If I didn't know better, I'd say these buttons are an indication that Chicago's much denigrated and easy-to-make-fun-of electorate might actually be showing some signs of a little fight.
Maybe this is a sign that a political insurrection is around the corner and the time is right for another Harold Washington.
Well, one can always dream.
This is the second entrepreneur to send me his stuff. A few months ago, Andrew Bayley sent me his jigsaw puzzle map of the new wards, another travesty brought to you courtesy of your City Council.
Perhaps the Reader should start selling these items—to bring in a little extra money for petty cash. Maybe even fetch us a higher price with the coming sale.
PS. You probably know this, but just in case: pendejo is Spanish for dumbass.