The other day while I was enjoying reading the Sunday newspaper something really stood out to me. A title read, “Person shot and Killed while Several Injured North of the City.” The shooting portion was not the part that stood out to me. Chicago shootings are simply tallies on a chalk board at this point. The geography of the article is what stood out to me. With the title saying north of the city one would assume the shooting happened in Jefferson Park, Norwood park or heck even Evanston; however, this was not the case. The shooting happened in Kenosha. For those of you unfamiliar with that area, Kenosha is in Wisconsin. That is about a 65.9 mile drive. And for those that like to “nitpick”, then yes technically Kenosha is “north” of the city. However, that does not justify the means of using the term north to describe the location. If that’s the case then south of the city is Decatur and west is Dubuque. The only justification for this writing is to assume that the author of the article is from Naperville and they insist on calling themselves from Chicago. Because in their defense they live in a “suburb” of Chicago.
At Farley’s Castle we try to steer away from politics as best as we can. However, in today’s changing climate of nut job politicians I have decided to break away from that today. Small businesses are being shut down and s**t on by the US government and it’s a disgrace. I am tired of people pointing fingers sayings it’s the Republicans or the Democrats when in the end it’s our whole government system. The United States of America was created because we were oppressed by a tyrannical government. Well today it’s sad to say, but the government that we have feared so much has mutated into the disgusting filth we see in Washington, D.C. I have seen very few people that want to speak out publicly about “our” authoritarian rulers. However, David Portnoy of Bar Stool Sports has broken his silence and has lashed back at the government in a great way. Portnoy has created a fundraiser for small business in order for them to keep their livelihood and also pay their employees. I urge you to read the article attached below.
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The other day I was reading a news article about a man named Melvin Martin Jr. that killed his girlfriend. While I was reading I was expecting the usual, domestic dispute turned bloody. Although this was the case, there was also a different twist on the story. The article stated how Martin travelled from Louisville to Chicago with several bags of luggage. He stayed with family members for the night but kept asking them for clothes. Of course the family members thought this was strange because he had so many bags of luggage. After Martin left, his family checked his bags and discovered an eerie sight. The family found Martins girlfriend dismembered and stuffed into multiple suitcases. Immediately the family alerted the authorities (snitches) and had Martin arrested. While Martin was being arrested a police officer asked him why he brought her all the way to Chicago. Martin simple stated, “I wanted to remain with her, or at least part of her.” I tell you that’s true love right there!
There is a lot of controversy about wearing masks inside. Some people say, “what is the point” or “do these things really work.” While others say, “these masks save lives.” Well I agree and disagree with both sides. However I have decided to take a different stance on the subject. I researched how effective N95 masks are against airborne particles. I have found that these masks actually block 95% of particles, hence the name N95. As I dug deeper into my research I also found these masks block harmful carcinogens such as those in cigarette smoke. With all this information I have created a solution that will stop all these arguments. I propose all bars and restaurants that require masks allow smoking indoors. I mean it only makes sense. The mask block Covid pathogens almost the same way as smoke particles. Please join my petition to bring back smoking indoors. Join the chant and hashtag, “Masks are a Joke. Let us Smoke.”
It has been 19 years since the cowardly attack on the United States. Never forget the 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Never forget the 343 fire fighters, 23 police officers and 37 port authority officers who lost their lives in order to save those trapped inside. Remember the soldiers who have fought and are still fighting to ensure that a tragic event like this will never happen again. Freedom isn’t free, God bless America!
Farley’s Castle rarely engages in any political issues. However this statement by the Chicago Blackhawks organization must be shared. The Chicago Blackhawks released this statement on Tuesday in regards to the recent name changes of other sports teams. I wish the ignorant people in this country could only understand how our nations history is intended to educate not discriminate. “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana
“The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public.
We celebrate Black Hawk’s legacy by offering ongoing reverent examples of Native American culture, traditions and contributions, providing a platform for genuine dialogue with local and national Native American groups. As the team’s popularity grew over the past decade, so did that platform and our work with these important organizations.
We recognize there is a fine line between respect and disrespect, and we commend other teams for their willingness to engage in that conversation.
Moving forward, we are committed to raising the bar even higher to expand awareness of Black Hawk and the important contributions of all Native American people.
We will continue to serve as stewards of our name and identity, and will do so with a commitment to evolve. Our endeavors in this area have been sincere and multi-faceted, and the path forward will draw on that experience to grow as an organization and expand our efforts.”
Happy Independence Day!
People keep complaining about how wearing a mask sucks and they think they’re useless. I used to agree with these people, however, recently my thought process has changed. No-no, not because they can save lives or prevent the spread of Covid-19. I changed my mind about masks because of how they prevent many foul odors from entering your nostrils. I recently noticed this while I was in the store. As I took a quick mask break in a somewhat vacant aisle I noticed a terrible smell. I put the mask back on and the smell seemed to disappear. It took me a little while to figure out where the smell was coming from. Then I realized the man a few feet away from me was not wearing deodorant. This is when I realized the power of the mask. It blocks your smell senses! I decided to test this new found discovery. I walked up and down the aisle releasing a foul smelling odor. Typically people would look around or give a dirty look. But this time was different. People just kept shopping as if they didn’t notice! Of course the mask does block many facial expressions so it was difficult to tell sometimes; but that’s a minor hiccup. For now I believe the mask should always be worn in most public places.
Covid-19 still continues to spread throughout this country. I have sat by and kept my mouth shut long enough. I have created an east plan to help people that are living in apartments, condos, townhomes, etc. I have shared my ideas with my roommate and I don’t think he is entirely on board yet. So I have decided to test out plan next time he goes out of town. In order to combat the spread, I am going to start placing my garbage in a black garbage bag with duct tape it around a few times. This will prevent the garbage from spilling out and the bag from ripping. Then I will drag the bag down the stairs and put it into the dumpster. After this I will quickly wipe things down with bleach in order to stop the spread of Covid. I will also wear an apron, gloves and a mask. I have read this is also important to help slow the spread. To get a visual representation of what I will be wearing and what the bag will look like please see the pictures below. Join me in stopping the spread! Also before you tell your neighbors your plan, try it out yourself to make sure you’re doing it correctly.