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Probably the most symbolic photo of the day, courtesy of Breaking911, showing a "huge sinkhole in Chicago due to heavy flooding at 96th & Houston. 3 cars in the hole." No further commentary needed.

 

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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:02 | 3465616 Frastric
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I have a sinking feeling about today...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:04 | 3465620 SheepRevolution
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Great! A hole to fill! ECONOMIC GROWTH!!!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:07 | 3465630 mayhem_korner
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Shovel ready!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465639 Bearwagon
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This is going to prohibit much needed investments in productive businesses in favor of shoveling ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | 3465652 francis_sawyer
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So that's what it feels like to be a Cubs fan...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:25 | 3465705 HoofHearted
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Several broken windows there. With the fertilizer factory, Boston, and this, Krugman must be having an orgasm about now. Speaking of, where are you, Dr. Paul Krugman?

Love, Dr. HoofHearted

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:00 | 3465843 toys for tits
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Might as well use FRN's to fill that hole now since they'll be worthless soon.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | 3465929 TuesdayBen
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One less place for Ogolfer to play

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:20 | 3465961 Buckaroo Banzai
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Chicago...no longer just a sinkhole of moral and political corruption!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:29 | 3466005 Manthong
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Chicago.. Cook County..  Illinois..

Poised for prosperity on a solid foundation of Democrat Party policy.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | 3465935 Dr. Richard Head
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Newsflash - Paul Krugman about to write op-ed describing how this sink hole will be GDP positive for the auto industry due to car windows broken.  News at 11.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | 3465653 JPM Hater001
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Bullish for back hoes and chicago hoes.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | 3465670 ihedgemyhedges
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TD, I think this photo is from Detroit.  Uhhh, I mean Oakland.  Damn it!!  I meant Newark........

DAMN IT!!!  WHEN WILL MY KEYPAD WORK?!?!  It's Compton......

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:16 | 3465676 francis_sawyer
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With so much drama in the LBC it's kinda hard bein' Snoop D O double G

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:58 | 3465836 pods
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Fo rizzle!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:12 | 3465911 otto skorzeny
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FS- I'm not going to upvote you because you sound like the kind of guy that uses "n*****" all the time.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:13 | 3465921 FoeHammer
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But I, somehow, someway, keep comin' up with funky ass shit like every single day

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | 3465660 Debugas
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no shovels are too efficient - GIVE THEM SPOONS!!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | 3465677 Temporalist
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Do not try and bend the spoons, that is unpossible.  Instead only try to realize the truth; there are no spoons.  Then you'll see it's not the spoons that bend it is the fakeonomy.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:43 | 3466697 Sockeye
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Genius!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | 3465663 1000 splendid suns
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Fill it with banksters!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:15 | 3466204 DC3
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And 3 new cars to buy! GMs no doubt!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:05 | 3465626 Bearwagon
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I have a more and more eerie feeling not only about today ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | 3465650 Temporalist
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Everyone has that which means nothing will come of it.  Just like the past 12 years.  It's just a lazy meandering spiral into the pits of hell and one day everyone will wonder "how did I get here and why is my hair on fire?"

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21 | 3465693 Bearwagon
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:46 | 3465793 gmrpeabody
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It's gettin kinda long...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:53 | 3465815 Bearwagon
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You are aware, that this song is not about the length of ones hair? Bah, shirley you are.  ;-)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:14 | 3466539 gmrpeabody
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I am..., and don't call me surely.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:55 | 3465819 Proofreder
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Get a haircut and get a real job!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA3-InoYsWQ

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:10 | 3465906 Bearwagon
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Nah, I'll settle for one bourbon, one scotch, one beer:

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

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | 3465671 Doomer
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Terrorism! That must have been one hell of a pressure cooker. Maybe a KFC blew up.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | 3465939 orangedrinkandchips
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Ban pressure cookers, marathons AND WAIT....Martial Law!!!!

 

Everyone under house arrest! That is how these things happen, the more they happen, THE LESS FREEDOMS WE HAVE.

 

What is next Obama?

 

Ban guns all together! fucking jackass needs to wake up.

 

2 terms max! hoooray!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465651 azzhatter
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krugman pops a boner

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:35 | 3466040 The Second Rule
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3 Cars In A Sinkhole: Great name for a band.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:31 | 3466270 Bunga Bunga
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Economy in a Sinkhole: Great name for  a book by Dr. Krugman.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:38 | 3466671 Zero Debt
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First hit - I've been sinking about you

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:35 | 3466042 AGuy
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It would have been Ironic, if the sinkhole was in Detriot with a Crysler and a GM vehicle in the sink hole with the Ford vehicle barely safe from the sinkhole.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | 3465622 swissaustrian
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What is wrong with road contruction in the US, why are these things occuring so regularly?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | 3465686 Doomer
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I don't know about you, but I am happy my tax dollars are used for papering over fraud and making criminal bankers whole. Infrastructure is so 20th century.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:36 | 3466049 The Second Rule
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Frack baby frack.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:28 | 3466261 Oracle of Kypseli
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The water table level in the US has been getting lower and lower with the pumping for irrigation. Also road contractors fail to remove organic material before compaction.

However, the most compelling reason is that the earth sucks.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:00 | 3466446 QE?
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i live in chicago. this was all over the news this morning. water dept said a broken water main caused this. water dept commissioner said the main dates back to 1915. it's not bad road construction.....it's our deteriorating infrastructure that's way beyond it's useful life.

 

it swallows the white dodge eventually too.....here's the vid...

http://wgntv.com/2013/04/18/sinkhole-swallows-3-cars-on-southeast-side/

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | 3465623 The Fonz...befo...
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What the frack just happened?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | 3465624 Haus-Targaryen
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At least it just swallowed American Cars.  

StIMuLuS! 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | 3465673 francis_sawyer
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Obama Nation

~~~

A McNugget in every pot & a car in every sinkhole...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:15 | 3465925 Papasmurf
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Cash for sinkers.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:06 | 3465628 mayhem_korner
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So much for any real estate 'recovery' in ThugLand.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:05 | 3465629 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Where is the "NO PARKING" sign? Achh, the government is so incompetent ...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:08 | 3465634 j.tennquist
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The sink hole is the city itself,  the pit you see is just an impromtu underground parking lot.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:28 | 3465688 GetZeeGold
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Still the cheapest parking in the city.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:19 | 3465951 orangedrinkandchips
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And you are not talking about Rahm jacking up downtown parking by 50%!!!!!

 

Chicago is going the way of Detriot and St. Louis....FORCING PEOPLE OUT OF THE CITY DUE TO CRIME AND COST.

 

fucking joke....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:15 | 3465928 Papasmurf
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Don't confuse sink hole with shit hole.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465636 Temporalist
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I guess I'm going to be late to work again.  I used the old "a sinkhole at my car" excuse last year though.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465646 Bearwagon
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How about "a carhole at my sink"?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | 3465654 Temporalist
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I could have fixed that typo if you didn't reply dammit!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21 | 3465698 mayhem_korner
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The Bearwagon is the Chuck Norris of keyboarding.  No quarter can be given.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465640 rustymason
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This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11 | 3465659 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Deep and Wide?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | 3465932 Papasmurf
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Dank and wet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:47 | 3466100 willwork4food
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Rusty? Rusty is that you?

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 08:43 | 3470916 e-recep
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"This hole reminds me of a girl I used to know in high school."

takes two at a time?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:10 | 3465644 Dr. Engali
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Talk about channel stuffing. The car makers are getting desperate.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465648 spanish inquisition
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They didn't build that!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:09 | 3465649 Debugas
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deteriorating infrastructure all over the country is the sign of declining empire. The same signs were all over USSR before it collapsed

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:22 | 3465697 Cursive
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@Debugas

Future fact:  Like Russia now, 40% of all American drivers will have a dashboard camera by 2025 for insurance purposes.

 

Also, hats off to everyone in this thread for the laughs.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:12 | 3465917 Never One Roach
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Except in the very wealthiest neighborhoods, I see (and sadly hit) potholes more and more all over.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:16 | 3465941 Papasmurf
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There is a difference though.  USSR was channelling money into weapons while the USSA is channelling money into banksters.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:20 | 3465956 Bastiat
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Long term mal-investment.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | 3465664 grunk
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We need sinkhole registration.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:12 | 3465665 Aaaarghh
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Get Ben on the phone, Im sure he can print a few extra bits of that green paper to fill the hole :)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:13 | 3465666 kralizec
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Take the whole damned city...who would miss it?

Next gulp?  DC!  Woohoo!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:14 | 3465669 Downtoolong
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In New York, there would already be tickets on those cars for parking violations.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:19 | 3465962 orangedrinkandchips
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hahaha....shit fire! you dont see them on that pic!! they are there!!! stacks of tickets!

 

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:15 | 3465679 lunar
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...move this sinkhole to wallstreet!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:32 | 3465726 10044
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They already have one..it's called goldman sachs

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:17 | 3465683 whoopsing
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FOR

      W

         A

           R

            D !!!  

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:22 | 3465694 Bearwagon
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WOARWARD !!!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:18 | 3465689 the not so migh...
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I don't normally do holes, but when i do I like big black ones in Chicago.

Stay thursty my friends.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:28 | 3465709 mckee
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There's already been 6 shooting deaths reported from that sink hole

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:32 | 3465724 GetZeeGold
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The strictest gun controls in the land only apply to the street level and up.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:37 | 3465759 wonderatitall
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yeah, but can you blame it on a white guy? damn that bush

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:50 | 3465801 Bastiat
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That picture must have been taken fast-the cars haven't been broken into yet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:18 | 3465955 Papasmurf
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We need a sink hole czar.  Good news, employment is on the rise. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:12 | 3466821 Colonial Intent
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:30 | 3465712 Inthemix96
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Come on Bo,

Its time for EO outright banning these dangerous, life threatening monstrosities.

Think of the children for gods sake....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:36 | 3465755 Aegelis
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The government did it, I bet they were after the oil in those cars.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:44 | 3465784 orangedrinkandchips
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It is THAT bad all over Chicago! I am underwater myself and the sump pump is still working....for now.

 

Total opposite of 9 mos ago when we would go months without rain!

 

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:00 | 3466773 Carl Spackler
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Some scientists refer to that phenomenon as "Global Cooling."

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:45 | 3465789 Proofreder
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Water seems to be visible UNDERNEATH the white car driving alongside the open hole.  Ballsy driver that !!

Or it's Photoshopped, totally.

Whadda U think, WB ?

(This does NOT appear to be a case for BTFD)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:46 | 3465792 Freewheelin Franklin
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How is your hole.......family? 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:24 | 3465992 Buckaroo Banzai
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+1 for the Red Peters reference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U65_0TlycIw

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:54 | 3465814 Chippewa Partners
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Where's Rahm and his shovel-ready today? 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:57 | 3465826 balz
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Bullish for trees.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:57 | 3465830 Agstacker
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I guess that this was the bursting of the ashpalt bubble...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:02 | 3465852 flyme
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Move along, it's just another daily pothole in Chi Town, that needs filling. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:09 | 3465879 dizzyfingers
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Using landfill under Chicago sounded like such a good idea at the time...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:06 | 3465891 Artifice
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Bullish for dirt.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:07 | 3465895 orangegeek
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South Chicago - check the bottom of the sinkhole for bodies.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:13 | 3465915 creeko
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The ZH hedge crowd certainly knows how to cheer me up in the morning.  Every comment is funnier than the next!!  Stay Frosty, my friends.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:41 | 3466079 Shevva
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Benny porn.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 09:46 | 3466105 Aegelis
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Sinkholes are part of the natural environment, each car will be fined and taxed for this inconvenient truth.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:00 | 3466151 cheetahbaby
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All the weapons from their latest gun "turn-in" go into this shithole. Empty, I see. The upside is that the thugs are big on 2nd Amendment rights. Or is that a downside???? I am confused.... CB

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:03 | 3466162 Dan Conway
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This is in one of the south side's finest neighborhoods :;  If this happened 15 years ago, obummer would be there using this as a prop to tell his constituents that this was all the fault of some evil gun-toten christian cracker.  It will be interesting to see how long it takes the city to fix this. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:08 | 3466174 CharliePrince
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maybe rahm  could privatize  sinkholes  for  cash

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:14 | 3466196 DarthVaderMentor
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and the country's infrastructure keeps crumbling while Obama keeps fiddling.......at least his alleged mentor FDR invested in fixing potholes and building damns, TVA, power lines and national parks. All this guy wants to do is community organizing....talk, talk, but no action.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:24 | 3466235 Father Lucifer
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Chanel stuffing at it's finest.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:30 | 3466262 EvryInternational
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BAN SINKHOLES NOW!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 12:09 | 3466809 Colonial Intent
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:35 | 3466311 guuske12
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almost the size of a banker's pocket.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:38 | 3466315 guuske12
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almost the size of a banker's pocket.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:53 | 3466729 therealmonty
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Mother Nature, you didn't sink that hole, someone else sunk that hole for you.

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 11:57 | 3466755 q99x2
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Underground bunkers for the public.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:35 | 3467149 quasimodo
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This would not have happened if guns were legal there........oops, wrong forum!

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