So, on the day that 'Vlad the Impaler' successfully imitates Henry II of England by asking the Russian equivalent of 'Who will rid me of this turbulent priest/irritating critic' with the result that the exceedingly courageous, liberal politician, Boris Nemtsov, was shot down in cold blood by four gunmen under the walls of the Kremlin, it is not too much of a stretch to ask where you would prefer to live - and die! - Moscow or Chicago?
Well, of course, Chicago wins hands down because whilst the murder rate there exceeds Moscow's (if you can believe any stats from Russia!) and your life in 'Windy City' might turn out to be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short", at least whilst you do live you will get to 'enjoy' a very much higher standard of living than you will in Moscow. Or at least, you will for now but don't bet on the Chicagoan future!
According to Yahoo News, the 'Shylocks' are calling in their notes on various complicated loan deals struck by the city in the past. Needless to say, like virtually all other Democrat-run cities, Chicago is drowning in the debt ramped up by outrageously expensive pension promises to unionised city workers. The voters, and not just those of Wisconsin, should take note of Gov. Walker's excellent campaign there against his unionised State employees because where Chicago goes today the whole of the USA will go tomorrow unless something is done.
It is a delight to me that the ghastly Rahm Emanuel, previously Obama's chief 'apparatchik' and now mayor of Chicago, has been handed this shit sandwich on a plate! He is not unintelligent and realises that something must be done but his efforts have resulted in him failing to win an outright Democratic party nomination for mayor at the next election. This humiliation means that he must go head-to-head with a rival. Sad, er, not!