Enlightening Commentary

(Un)Happy Wednesday

Posted on December 18, 2014

Happy WednesdayWednesdays are usually quiet when compared to the more shitshow prone days like Saturdays and Sundays. The average Wednesday this year has averaged less than two homicides and another 6 people shot. Layer on top the month of December, which is hardly known for its July-like stupidity, and yesterday was a multiple stupidity sigma event.

By the stoke of midnight, a total of 17 people found themselves with at least one additional hole amongst their person – record for Wednesday for 2014. Four of the 16 were killed:

1:15a 5900 S Fairfield Ave, Chicago Lawn, M/17
1:15a 1200 S Western Ave, Near W. Side, M35

3:30a 100 E Garfield Blvd, Washington Park, F/38
1:10p 10500 S Aberdeen St, Washington Heights, M/17
2:20p 2100 E 79th St, South Shore, M/20
2:20p 2100 E 79th St, South Shore, M/20
4:30p 8900 S Exchange Ave, South Chicago, M/15
4:45p 200 S Karlov Ave, Garfield Park, M/21
7:15p 0 S Kostner Ave, Garfield Park, M/20
7:15p 0 S Kostner Ave, Garfield Park, M/31
7:45p 7100 S Ingleside Ave, Grand Crossing, F/47
9:55p 5100 S Ada St, New City, F/19 !
9:55p 5100 S Ada St, New City, M/24
10:00p 5615 W Madison St, Austin, M/57 !
10:20p 4000 N Pulaski Rd, Irving Park, M/22
11:00p 4700 W Van Buren St, Austin, M/29 !
11:45p 7608 S Colfax Ave, South Shore, M/22

As an added bonus, we eclipsed 2,500 people shot for the year yesterday as well.

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! #ShotInTheAss

Keep it short and to the point. Name calling and similar stupidity will be deleted. If you insist on writing several paragraphs, start your own blog.

  1. East Coast Cop December 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    One can skew the homicide numbers anyway they want. But I imagine it would be harder to explain away a new hole in your body. Two thousand five hundred people with new holes!! And two weeks to go. I’m amazed that benchmark is not even a blip on the TV screen.
    Everyone of those holes accounts for a response from first responders, a risk to their own safety, outstanding medical intervention, and ultimately a hospital bill that I have to help pay. Thanks a lot Chicago! And God bless those that are helping those with the new piercings.

    • a December 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      all the lawyers, judges and doctors agree, ka-ching!

    • Wolf December 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Yep, God bless those that are helping those with the new piercings.

      Perhaps the City and the shooters could put up signs ” Bodies pierced while you wait, .22 to .45, no problem. Open seven days a week including weekends”.

      I believe that the shootings are such a money maker for the criminal justice system, the hospitals, undertakers and others that no one is any hurry to end the gravy train.

  2. Nick December 19, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Amazing! And still not a word from any of the “beautiful people” like Al, Jesse, and the 3 stooges. At this rate, the honor students and future members of the chamber of commerce will eclipse last years numbers with little difficulty. Overachievers, the whole lot.

    Chicago’s a zoo. Escape while you still can. No end in sight and those that remain have a permanent seat on the pain train.

    Happy holidays.

    Nick

  3. Dan December 19, 2014 at 7:56 am

    So much for the Christmas spirit.

  4. Dan December 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

    1999 Trib article on treating the cost of gunshot wounds says over $35k.

    2143 x 35,000 = $75million

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1999-08-08/news/9908080093_1_gunshot-wounds-average-cost-study

    • W.H.Thompson December 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for the link. The cost nowadays is much higher due to not only general inflation but massive inflation in health care costs.

      • Dan December 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        Yeah, the honor students have really stepped up their efforts lately. Almost as though they are trying to reach some kind of milestone. It really is very sad that this allowed to happen. I default to freedom and individual rights and what-not but it pains me that there isn’t some way (stop and frisk perhaps) to prevent some of this mayhem. My personal wish is truly for a safe and happy holidays for us all. There’s my holiday message to you all. Merry Christmas folks.

  5. thomas December 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Ho, Ho, Ho. Looking at a final death toll of 450 for the year? Where is the Polar Vortex when we need it?

    • Nick December 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

      I’ll see your 450 and raise you 3.

      Schools out this afternoon, followed by two rather long holiday weekends. And for a limited time only, the weather just looks like it will support extra-curricular activity. Mix it all together in a festive egg nog and you have the ingredients for some real stupidity mixed with a healthy seving of hopelessness.

      “We wish you a Merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a. Happy New Year”

      Keep the faith Folks.

      Nick

  6. Tony Torreano December 23, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    The city could raise money by providing bleachers surrounded by bullet proof glass in the areas with the most shootings on weekend nights. Sell tickets along with the food and drinks it would be a winner. Also maybe having a betting window would definitely raise money. If business slows down make sure enough guns and ammo are made available to boost the action. It appears that it cannot be stopped so you may as well make the best of the situation. Isn’t it Rahm who made the famous statement, “Don’t let a crisis go to waste”.

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