Jun 04

Updated Jun 07

Congressman's Rush Meeting Today: Were You Invited

Congressman's Bobby Rush Meeting: Were You Invited

The Congressman of the 1st Congressional district Congressman Bobby L. Rush had another one of his reactionary meetings today. A who's who of Chicago political, non profits and others attended. Who was there representing the residents, grass root organizations of Chatham, Grand Crossing, Englewood, South Shore, etc. Although some of these individuals are elected do they really represent us. Most are scared of social media and issue canned statements. I find it ironic...

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Congressman's Bobby Rush Meeting: Were You Invited

The Congressman of the 1st Congressional district Congressman Bobby L. Rush had another one of his reactionary meetings today. A who's who of Chicago political, non profits and others attended. Who was there representing the residents, grass root organizations of Chatham, Grand Crossing, Englewood, South Shore, etc. Although some of these individuals are elected do they really represent us. Most are scared of social media and issue canned statements. I find it ironic that Rush talks about jobs when his church's non profit Rebirth of Englewood(ROE) received millions (WOW program)of dollars from the Congressional Black Caucus but yet the organization and developers disappeared with no answers and can't account for almost $1.0 million that was allocated for a tech center in Englewood, Chicago that could have provided training for individuals so they could go out and find jobs. Was this political pandering or real concern? What do you think?

  • Walked on 79th from Cottage to Calumet (Fleck's) around 10 Wednesday morning. There was no bus in sight, and it beat waiting at 79th and Cottage. Police cars were parked at all corners of the first block west of Cottage. The farther west I walked, the more police cars and...

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    Walked on 79th from Cottage to Calumet (Fleck's) around 10 Wednesday morning. There was no bus in sight, and it beat waiting at 79th and Cottage. Police cars were parked at all corners of the first block west of Cottage. The farther west I walked, the more police cars and news trucks I saw. A few officers stood outside in the drizzling rain. I wondered whether that level of attention was there when stray bullets hit the real estate agent and her colleagues the week before. Curious, I asked an officer what was happening. They told me about the gathering in Congressman Rush's office. One police officer stood a few feet east of the door of Rush's office. A woman stood behind the glass door. She had just let someone in, and appeared to be guarding it.

    Walking to Fleck's, I wondered whether those officers could have been put to better use responding to 911 calls. And which of the usual suspects they were protecting? The politicians and preachers who appear--cameras and reporters in tow--after a "high profile" crime? What tangible outcomes would result? Who--besides the politicians and preachers--would benefit? Would anyone come up with a real plan for improving education at all schools? Would anyone support efforts toward anger management and conflict resolution at any and every level possible? Or was this just another photo and financial opportunity for the usual suspects?

    We shall see.

  • Queen Sister RoyalTalk n RealTime 4 RealLyfe...

    Bobby Rush is Full of BS...

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