Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Great! A Fucking Rally!


Marchers are beginning to gather west of Chicago's Loop for today's immigration rights march and rally. Police officers have also begun setting up crowd control barricades along the demonstration route, which is expected to draw thousands of marchers. Organizers are hoping to mimic last year's rally when 400,000 flag-waving, chanting participants gathered in the heart of downtown. Chicago police, anticipating today's march will be larger than first expected, announced Monday that demonstrators will be rerouted to Grant Park instead of Daley Plaza, where the rally had been scheduled to take place. Police attributed the 11th-hour switch to public safety concerns, after anger over a bust at an alleged fake-ID business in Little Village last week stirred up emotions surrounding the march. The change surprised march organizers, who had chosen Daley Plaza as the symbolic heart of the city. The venue, they hoped, would lend weight to calls to legalize the country's estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants and to stop federal raids.


That was an exert from the Chicago Tribune describing today's rally. Illegal immigration is a hot topic for me that I am not going to touch upon in my Blog. I was annoyed that they were going to be meeting at the Daley Plaza because that is where I get on the L to go home and the last thing I want to do is fight my way through angry protesters to go home. I would probably end up punching someone in the face and that just wouldn't be good! I am so glad that they are being rerouted to Grant Park instead. I just better not be inconvenienced during my lunch hour!!! It's all about me...not the 12 million ILLEGAL immigrants!!!
Just one thing (I just can't keep it in)...they are protesting against Federal raids...um, maybe if you are breaking the law you should expect the law to break you! Fuck!!!

20 comments:

mutleythedog said...

I love it when you get angry... One question. I thought that in Chicago all the underground trains had wings and could fly? Isn't that true or am I thinking of somewhere else?

Jenny! said...

Mutley:

I love to be angry! You might be thinking of Harry Potter. It's easy to get me and Harry confused, afterall, I do have a magic stick!!!

Ratty. said...

I loved Hill street Blues.
I bet every day in the 'Windy City' is just like another episode.
Did you ever meet Frank Sinatra or Al Capone - he sang about Chicago, Frank that is I don't think Al. could sing much..

Jenny! said...

Ratty:

I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Frank or Al, but I did get to see Frank perform in concert and it was fantastic! I think Al is better suited for killing and eating!

Anonymous said...

Do it legally and you will be welcomed as all who came before you legally. Do it illegally and you are a criminal and should be treated as such.

Submitted by: 1st generation American

Anonymous said...

I just feel bad for all these people leaving their home country. I wish they would assemble and rally there to make it a better place!! Don't they have families left behind? What about them? Fight for your rights for your home country.. Then the world would be a better place all over.....

Submitted by: came here legally

Yoda said...

I feel you sistah!

Last summer I was in Chicago on an internship. That rally nearly fucked up my commute. I hated it.

I simply cannot comprehend how someone can protest about apprehension of people with fraudulent documents. Simply cannot.

Importing low-skilled labor is the worst thing an economy can do. Importing ILLEGAL low-skilled labor is simply unimaginable.

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Jenny! said...

Yoda:

Right on Bro! I think we should seriously consider getting married, b/c we are so on the same page!!!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Do you ever feel like biting someone when you get angry, Jenny? You look a bit like one of Dracula's wives. They were all very sexy, BTW.

Jenny! said...

Gorilla:

You have discovered what I was in my past life...damn fangs...I just can't hide them!

Yoda said...

Today we're on the same page, tomorrow we'll be on the same bed?

:-p

I so suck at impromptu jokes sometimes. Pardon the creepiness -- its unintended.

Yoda said...

Gosh. That looks real creepy.

I wanted to add that I *loved* Chicago last summer. Its too bad I won't be going there to work. I lived on Lake Shore Dr. Oh man, what I'd give to be able to run on the lake trail in the morning.

Jenny! said...

Yoda:

Totally not creepy! I like little green creatures with big sabors leaving dirty comments!

Jenny! said...

Yoda:

You were lucky to live on LSD - very nice location! Chicago does rock it pretty hard!

Yoda said...

Not only are you pretty, you have a cute kid, boyfriend, a life partner AND are living in Chicago. Boy, do some people have it made :-)

I think I went to Forest Park once to meet a friend and also go to a mall close by (river...something).

Jenny! said...

North Riverside...or as I like to call it Satan's Asshole...it is such a trash pit, you must have been there a while back??? I need to pack some heat just to go there cuz my white ass would get jumped!

Thanks, that was a really nice thing to say!

Hammer said...

Why in the hell are they carrying a mexican flag if they want to be in America so frigging badly?

Those crybabies need to STFU and get a green card or go home.

Jenny! said...

Hammer:

You mean do it legally??? Weird!!!

Jenny! said...

So the rally is still going on and I am about to leave work...I will be so mad if I can't get to my fricking train!!!