Bitch, Moan and Complain
Posted on October 26, 2016
Outside of Congress, CPS or the Bears, there likely isn’t a larger group of ineffective crybabies than the Chicago City Council. When not looking to ban something, raise taxes or take down a now offensive street sign they now like to waste our tax dollars crying about Cubs tickets, or lack thereof.
Chicago aldermen vented their anger Wednesday about the Cubs’ decision to yank a lucrative offer to let aldermen buy World Series tickets at face value.
“We were not the ones reaching out to the Cubs for some freebies or for some special treatment. The Cubs actually reached out to all of us to offer face-value tickets and those Cubs fans have to say yes. I said yes. I said of course I would like some tickets. We paid for them,” said Ald. Milly Santiago (31st), who described herself as a die-hard Cubs fan.
Santiago branded the controversy triggered by the Board of Ethics narrow interpretation of the city’s gift ban “kind of insulting, humiliating and embarrassing for us” for a perk that wasn’t all that hot.
“First of all, those tickets were not front-row tickets. They were all the way in the upper-deck. If I went like this, I would almost touch the ceiling. That’s how bad those tickets were,” Santiago said, lifting her arm over her head.
It’s often been said that when you find yourself in a hole, you stopping digging, instead they’re looking for a bigger shovel. And besides, cheap front row tickets are saved for more influential people, like “reverends”.