Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A throwback - Trib buys the Chicago Cubs

So far they haven't posted this vid on YouTube yet, but I just want to share this. FuzzyMemories had video from 1981 discussing the sale of the Chicago Cube to the Tribune Company. Appropriate to look at this history as in 2008 the Cubs are on the auction block. Also we're looking at whether or not the Cubs might have to play at US Cellular Field whenever Wrigley Field is sold to the state and renovated. Oh and I should also add that the new Tribune owner, Sam Zell, is floating the idea of selling naming rights for Wrigely Field.

And after the Cubs story apparently the Chicago Public Schools had money problems and this wouldn't allow for the schools to open on time. Well don't ask me what happened with that history I have no idea. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

Beyond that story there's the US selling arms to China. President Reagan goes after the Democratic Congress for attempting to undercut his economic program. And they show video of his press conference where he discusses possibly running for re-election. They also mentioned the assasination attempt in addition to news about Reagan's press secretary James Brady who was shot in this episode. The Reagan White House said they wouldn't issue anymore bulletins about Brady. They also teased a story about John Cardinal Cody being in the hospital and flooding in Northwest Indiana and the south suburbs.

6 comments:

Anonymous,  5:28 PM  

I am not sure why Jack Ryan dropped out.

I am not sure why the ILGOP forced Jack Ryan out of the race.

As I understand it, from media accounts, and political discussions--Jack Ryan did NOT have an affair on his wife. He was loyal and faithful to his wife. Jack Ryan did NOT break any laws. But Jack Ryan did want to have some form of exhbitionism or voyeuristic sex with his wife WITH HIS WIFE.
Now, Jack may be wierd, kinky, different or even immoral (I am not sure about that) BUT he did NOT break any laws and did NOT commit adultery (at least not by the known information or the allegations)

It is funny that Speaker Hastert, Cong LaHood and Judy Bar Topinka talked about "immorality" and tried to force (and eventually did force) Jack Ryan out of the race--these were the same people who defended George Ryan to the end and did not force him out of anything while federal investigations were known since before he was elected governor. Many politicians have been accused of far worse than Jack Ryan.

We all talk about Barack Obama and his incredible qualifications but Jack Ryan really is far more impressive. Jack Ryan is tall and good looking. But beyond the superfical he is even more educated than Barack Obama with not only a Harvard Law degree like Obama but also a MBA. Jack worked in the private sector, unlike Barack Obama who did "community organizing" and some "low income housing" and "voting rights" legal work and a questionable law firm for Tony Rezko--Jack Ryan actually worked on the border in Mexico for immigrants and indigent persons in the Casa Juan Diego helping the poorest of the poor when he could be vacationing in Europe or starting his subsequent career at Goldman Sachs were he became a partner before 40 years old. He worked on major PRIVATE SECTOR (not just government or bs poverty pimp community organizing that was exaggerated in his book) business including the financing for Best Buy Electronics and many others that provided jobs and economic growth at the heighest levels. Jack Ryan has the highest levels of
education at the best most competitive schools and private sector jobs in Goldman Sachs with Captains of Capitol and Industry.

But if you were to think of Jack Ryan just as an Ivy League geek or arrogant super successful investment banker--Jack Ryan took time off before his career to help indigent people on the border.
Jack Ryan retired before 40 and was worth anywhere between 30 to 100 million dollars depending on the stockmarket with at least 10 million liquid cash and that was after 20 million to actress Jeri Ryan who committed adultery during a movie and TV career that Jack Ryan financed. This is a successful man who would not steal money like other politicians and be at the trough. So, after he made money--and could of made more Jack Ryan went to teach at an traditionally Black (African American) school Hales Fransciscan on the South Side of Chicago.
He could of made more money, he could of lived the life of an international Playboy. But instead Jack sacrificed and became a school teacher. Many people suggested he became a teacher at Hales Fransiscan for political reasons but a look at his family would tell you something different. His sister who is a doctor created a health clinic in Des Plaines Illinois for immigrant mostly Latino indigents without health insurance or health care. His mother helped save a Catholic all girls High School on the North Side and Jack gave money. Jack Ryan's uncle is Father Foley SJ who created the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in the Pilsen community that had a European model vocational school/work program that is now being emulated across the country.

Jack Ryan ran a good primary campaign. He is a decent speaker. He had good mail. Jack Ryan cut a good image. He had innovative media consultants. There was some backstabbing by the gadfly Dan Proft and his minions but there were other paid staff and volunteers who did a stellar job.
Jack Ryan could of given Barack Obama a run for his money and had a more compelling story than Barack.

Jack Ryan was humiliated by the Chicago Tribune and others unnecessarily. He was lied about by the media and lied to by Dan Proft and others in the ILGOP.
He was unfairly demonized when he was a far better candidate than the eventual Alan Keyes.

Jack Ryan should get a second chance. Jack Ryan could beat Dick Durbin. Jack Ryan could beat Rod Blagojevich.
Jack Ryan is one of the best and brightest that the ILGOP has.

Levois 9:26 PM  

I think you posted this in the wrong comment box chief.

Anonymous,  6:42 PM  

Wow. Is this perhaps an indication that Jack Ryan may be testing the waters for a comeback?

Anonymous,  2:21 AM  

If it is Jack who wrote the comment, I will say to him just this. Jack, I knew you personally and I knew your campaign. Although you are BEYOND qualified for the job, I regrettably cannot state that you are the man with a noble heart that is being projected above. I also am terribly sorry to say that I believe your window of opportunity has indeed passed by.

Anonymous,  9:10 PM  

Jack Ryan has always supported less regulation so that it wouldn't interfere with a free market. One of themes of his campaign was to make America freer, fairer and safer. The "fairer" bit had to do with a quality educational system that would develop employees who are ready to "work, learn and earn".

"Freer is the way to make more jobs, higher paying jobs, jobs for everybody," Jack Ryan was quoted as saying.

Anonymous,  9:24 PM  

If Jack Ryan posted a comment on this blog, let's hope that it was the Anonymous 2:21 posting.

He never mentioned where the jobs would be, and that unfortunately, is a dealbreaker for many.

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