|Even a broken clock is|
right twice a day
And it lets an alderman bully opponents.
Yes, even block parties can be of victim of a petulant alderman.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
The campaign to pressure movie director Spike Lee to drop the name "Chiraq" from his upcoming move on black-on-black violence is intensifying. A rookie aldermen is playing hardball.I usually disagree with Chicago's meddlesome priest on just about everything, but I'm in Pfleger's corner this time. Yes, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Newly elected Ald. David Moore (17th) is refusing to grant a city permit required to close the street for Saturday’s annual summer block party outside St. Sabina's Catholic Church in Auburn-Gresham for one reason: the party is co-sponsored by Spike Lee and the cast of "Chiraq."
"He would not sign the permit if Spike Lee had anything to do with it. He said his residents have a problem with the name of the movie," said Rev. Michael Pfleger, the outspoken pastor of St. Sabina's who is cooperating with Lee on the Chicago-based movie.
"He was told we would have signatures we'd get from people in the neighborhood showing they're in support of the movie. He would not respond. He's just doing it because he has a problem with Spike Lee and the movie."
I hope he tells Moore to go to hell. Which in a way he's doing, since Pfleger will hold the block party anyway.
How many other cities are mismanaged this way?