4PM Happy Hour – June 25, 2010

Happy Friday! Thanks to the Golden Child (aka Alex Smith) for the 2nd article. Shout out to C.Ponce for the idea of starting the happy hour! Have a safe weekend!

The Curious Case of the Composting Rapper

June 25, 2010 by CookReformer
Filed under: Budget, Reform, Spending, Todd Stroger

Todd Stroger and his allies claim they’ve cut the budget “to the bone.”

They’ve justified their tax hikes by saying the county is in dire budget straights and they need more of your hard-earned tax dollars to keep government providing frontline services.

So then why did they provide a $24,795 contract to a rap music promoter as part of a “composting awareness” effort?

That’s right, as you can see from the Fox Chicago News segment below, a rap promoter named Terrell “Shorty Capone” Harris received his contract as part of a $10 million federal grant to promote environmental awareness. So, not only is Cook County wasting local tax dollars — taxpayers across the country can rest assured that Cook County is wasting theirs, as well.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/cook-county-contract-rap-promoter-compost-20100621 <<<The video is the best part

4PM Happy Hour – June 24, 2010

Hey everyone...happy Thursday! Just wanted to let everyone know that www.4PMHappyHour.com is now live and operational. Still working some kinks out, but every days post automatically goes there. So in case you are away from email, you can still share with everyone. If there is anyone you'd like me to add to the distribution list, just let me know!

-E

Video of the storms hitting Chicago last night..

http://www.vimeo.com/12816548

Pretty awesome phone app

Dang, that pastor just owned his youth ministry.

You couldn't make up this news headline if you tried