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Chicago Mayor Emanuel Does Not Like Nickelback, Spokesperson Says (Teachers Union Poster)
NPR ^ | 9-11-2012 | Eyder Peralta

Posted on 09/11/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise

A sign seen during a protest by the Chicago Teachers Union.

via Twitter

A sign seen during a protest by the Chicago Teachers Union.

The strike going on in Chicago is serious: 350,000 students are locked out and we brought you the news in a post from this morning.

We'll get back to real news in a little. First, here's a bit of levity:

There is a picture from the picket lines on Monday that had Daniel Strauss, who tweeted it, saying, "Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests."

The sign was written in all caps: "RAHM EMANUEL LIKES NICKELBACK."

Nickelback, if you're not of that persuasion, is a popular Canadian rock band, which is not entirely unfamiliar with this kind of controversy. Back in 2011, Detroit Lions fans actually started a petition to have the band removed from a half-time show.

But, alas, this protest sign — and pop culture slur — would be rated "false" if checked out by Politifact. The mayor's spokesperson responded with one word when the Chicago Redeye asked if Emanuel liked Nickelback: "No."


TOPICS: Education; Local News; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: chicago; defundnprbps; nickelback; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 09/11/2012 5:19:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

It’s the Chicago Way.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise

A local radio station has “No Nickelback Friday”.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 5:25:07 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: a fool in paradise

Nickelback rocks!


4 posted on 09/11/2012 5:25:14 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: a fool in paradise

Those Chicago teachers jobs are really great paying - 76 grand a year and they were on 5.5 hours a day now 7. It’s really wonderful that Baraq created so much wealth there to be able to pay these marvelous public servants.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 5:27:08 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: a fool in paradise

CTU President: As strike approaches 3rd day, ‘We are still miles apart’

The teacher evaluation issue was a main topic of Tuesday’s talks, she said.

The teacher recall policy, another key sticking point to a deal, has not been tackled Tuesday, she said.

Main sticking points include evaluations and the rehiring of laid-off teachers.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 5:27:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hugin

I don’t mind them but I prefer 3 Doors Down. Very patriotic guys.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: a fool in paradise

I could give two sh1ts about what Rahm Emhomosexual likes or doesn’t like.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Never Gonna Be Alone
9 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:57 PM PDT by South40
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To: kcvl

The Chicago teachers are so talented and hard working that a fantastic 3 out of 100 students from the Chicago system graduates from a 4 year college. Those are the kind of results that could only a true Obama plan could achieve.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 5:29:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: a fool in paradise

Chicago sinks lower and lower. Capone liked opera.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 5:30:40 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Used in that context, I thought Nickleback was some new sodomite practice.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: a fool in paradise

Bad taste knows no political boundaries, unfortunately.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:31:22 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Hugin

14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:32:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: bigheadfred

15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:35:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Rahm prefers Bareback to Nickelbag. Sometimes is guilty of Teabagging.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Rahm is a swashbuckler?

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17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: a fool in paradise
Heard outside my office window at Clark & Adams this afternoon: 'Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Rahm Emmanuel Has Got To Go!'

It went on for just over 10 minutes, THOUSANDS of these vermin teachers chanting it LOUDLY.

Frankly, I find alot of humor in the teachers unions attacking their taskmasters in the Democrat Party. As much as it inconveniences the crap outta me getting out of my building to head home through that mass (and I mean MASS, some of these women are HUGE) of humanity, I hope this strike goes on for MONTHS.

The longer this crap goes on, the better. Finally every-day taxpayers will see exactly WHY Unions and Government employee unions are bad.

Keep protestin' gals!

18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:42 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: a fool in paradise

LOL....oy


19 posted on 09/11/2012 5:43:13 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: a fool in paradise

20 posted on 09/11/2012 5:43:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: South40
More my preference.

3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone
21 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hugin

Nickelback is so non-spectacular that most people can’t name one band member or any of their songs.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Your mom goes to college.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: a fool in paradise
Boy am I old. I thought a nickel back was a football formation.
24 posted on 09/11/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: CrazyIvan

Yeah but did Capone ever wear a tutu?


25 posted on 09/11/2012 6:00:48 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: a fool in paradise

I like Nickleback.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 6:15:03 PM PDT by pallis
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To: cripplecreek
Nickleback is not my preference. That's the only song of theirs that I know.

This is my preference

27 posted on 09/11/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT by South40
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To: a fool in paradise

I think he’s kinda partial to “Brokeback”


28 posted on 09/11/2012 6:17:56 PM PDT by ontap
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To: South40

LOL

He floated down a river on a raft with a black guy.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 6:20:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

:-)


30 posted on 09/11/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I liked 2112 and Working man were good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h59mDlBSt7o


31 posted on 09/11/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
2112 is a great song. Here's another version live from Rio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USfsPTwSinw

32 posted on 09/11/2012 6:28:27 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I like Blues too and this is about as good as it gets.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jimmie Vaughan - Double Guitar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWW3WhDoq5Y


33 posted on 09/11/2012 6:32:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Big SRV fan here. The best guitarist ever in my opinion.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 6:39:06 PM PDT by South40
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

If he did I’ll bet nobody laughed!


35 posted on 09/11/2012 6:43:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: South40

My musical tastes are pretty wide ranging.

Procol Harum, SRV, Rush, Megadeth, Bob Dylan....


36 posted on 09/11/2012 6:47:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: a fool in paradise
How You Remind Me Of Someday

I understand formula rock. But at least try to vary the formula.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 6:55:26 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: cripplecreek
My musical tastes are pretty wide ranging.

As is mine. One year I saw Hank Williams Jr. at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. One month later I saw Metallica at the same venue. I thoroughly enjoyed both.

38 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by South40
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To: usconservative

I stood outside of 3 First National Plaza today while these parasites marched by. I had a few things of my own to shout.

“When the Taleban uses children as hostages we call them terrorists. What does that make you?”

That turned a few heads.

After that came: “If one single CPS student in Englewood catches a bullet today that blood is in your hands!”

Their little drummer boy slowed down at that point.

“Pick it up drum monkey! Maybe if you beat that thing loud enough you can drown out your conscience!”.

By the time I was done there we half a dozen people shouting similar stuff. And the union goon who was filming it all looked like she’d been hit with a shovel.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 7:58:37 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker; RedWing9
I loved your post!! We should get together all downtown freepers for a lunchtime counter protest.

What you were yelling back at the idiot protestors was positively brilliant IMO. I'm at Clark and Jackson in the old Continental bank building, just down the street from you.

40 posted on 09/12/2012 8:40:23 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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