Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Severe Case of "GDS"

That would be "Gun Derangement Syndrome", a form of Hoplophobia that is enhanced by OCD. A case study in this condition is Chicago Mayor Daley, a man who has an obsessive need to reference everything back to his hatred and fear of firearms:

Asked if he thought voters who wanted more transparency in government were disappointed in Burris, Daley said he thought people would eventually "move on with their lives."

"Three people got killed [last night]. Do you think the people who killed them care who is their U.S. senator?" Daley said. "Life goes on."

Daley was referencing a triple shooting of teens on the South Side.

So Chicago's got a gang problem and Daley is completely helpless to stop it despite his past attempts to blame it all on gun owners so he thinks that the entire state should drop what they're doing and focus on his problems.

He could also be (poorly) trying to blunt calls for politicians blatantly involved in unethical (if not illegal) situations to resign as the Blagojevich/Burris investigations get closer and closer to City Hall.

Or perhaps both. This is Daley after all.


Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Daley's ignoramitude (yeah, I made that "word" up--deal with it) could occupy a blog of its own, if someone had the time. has a kinda cool ring, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

If you read the news releases of the shooting incident it reeks of gang activity. (all party's involved) perhaps the mayor needs a couple of laws about Gangs?

The 2 police cameras in the area of the shootings failed to stop the shootings, police without contract for over 18 months, Broken down squad cars, portable radio batteries won't hold a charge for even an entire officers shift, It's doubtful the cameras were both working and undetermined if they even filmed the shootings.

What do you want to bet none of the shooters even had an foid or were even 21 years of age? The mayor thinks the city is ready for the olympics. What flavor KoolAid is King Richard drinking?

Anonymous said...

Chimps make lousy pets.

Don said...

When I consider Daley and what passes for government in Illinois in general, I'm reminded of the words of Obi Wan Kenobi:

"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany."

Don said...

villany = villainy

My apologies to the Jedi master. :-)

Anonymous said...

The selector switch must've been painted flourescent orange:

"A witness, who asked not to be named, said two young men ran past him headed east on 87th near Commercial and started shooting. One of the men had what appeared to be an automatic weapon."