Cubs win! Cubs win!
The race is on! The Cubs fans are jacked up and ready for the next two months of playoffs. They are in them, and the stress of the chase will be too much for the young Brewers. Guys like Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez and, certainly, Sweet Lou Piniella will keep the Cubs heads focused.
Swilliganss The Pub is giving away a $20 gift card and a grand prize at the end of the season for people coming down and watching the game. Ask a bartender for details. More than $1,400 in prizes are being given away.
Please, say it isnt so! Dr. Dennis Thompson, please dont leave. Take two more years to make sure your vision is implemented, then we can forgive you for wanting the next challenge. The schools simply arent far enough into your program to turn them over.
Im starting to believe our governor has lost complete sense of reality, even maybe on the brink of a meltdown. The legislature only requires three people to pass a budget these days, but he cant even get a consensus from three Democrats because of his blind, unrealistic ambitions. Hes acting like a spoiled kid who blew his big aspirations of being president, so hes not letting the other kids play with his (perceived) toys.
Speaking of wannabes, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., decided if he were the Commander in Chief, he would invade Pakistan without permission. Wow!!! Now theres a man not ready to be president, nor will he ever be.
Ive heard two new great jokes that have been making the rounds recently. One from David Lettermanits so hot out, Im sweating like a poodle out at Michael Vicks house. The other one isChelsea Clinton was in Iraq interviewing the troops about what scared them the most. They said, Osama, Obama and your momma. Two new comedy classics!
Not sure coppergate is going away. The people are not happy that city employees are not fired and/or prosecuted for theft. Ironically, in Fridays daily there was a story of two young people who were caught doing the same thing, and they went straight to jail. How many eyebrows were raised over that?
So far, Ive heard $85-$195 billion estimates to repair all the distressed bridges in the country. Congress should fund that immediately over the next five years to get our infrastructure sound, or at least a part of it. People ask, How can this happen in America?Lets not be naïvethey still have done nothing to solve the East Coast blackout problem from five or six years ago. Politicians are playing politics with our money instead of protecting our interests.
Its August, and people are tired of being hot and sweaty. Well, thankfully, we have a solution. Bud Light draughts for $1.50, and Fat Tire, Guiness, Blue Moon, Goose Island and Harp draughts for $2.50. No gimmicks, no short glasses, no plastic glasses. We also are featuring $2.75 margaritas and $3.95 cheeseburgers all month. Come on down, catch a Cubs or Yankees game (or anyone else), and enjoy downtown. Youll be surprised. Dont forget, in the fall well be giving away a $50 Swilligans gift certificate each Sunday for people wearing their team colors and watching the NFL DirecTV Direct Ticket at Swillys.
Go to Church and Mulberry, the bridges wont fall on you!
Reggie Roberson is owner of Swilligans The Pub, 200 N. Church St.
from the Aug 8-14, 2007, issue