Sunday, April 30, 2006

Just saw United 93. It is probably the most powerful film I've ever seen. Paul Greengrass is to be commended for his straightforward approach to an extremely controversial subject matter. His documentary background was a tremendous asset, and viewers are spared extraneous back stories, slow motion shots, and inspirational speeches. It just tells the story, in real time, as if you were actually there on September 11th, 2001.

As I watched I couldn't help but think back to where I was, working in Chicago, listening to the events unfold from various cowrokers. The atmoshere of confusion from that terrible day was perfectly captured in the film. I felt the remorse, helplessness, and anger just like 9/11 had just happened yesterday. I think we need to remember that day, the heroes it produced and the enemy we still face. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom and everyone needs to pitch in.

I'm at the theater waiting for United 93 to start. Decent crowd for a Sunday, so I hope the movie is doing well. I'll review it afterwards.

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Saturday, April 29, 2006

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Just endured a 12 hour Satrurday workday, on the first day of the 2006 NFL Draft no less. I haven't seen who the Bears drafted yet or where Jason Avant went. I wanted to see United 93 today but I think I'll wait for tomorrow. By the way, as soon as I find a spare RCA cable I'll get the video of me on Fox into mpg format. Until then, keep it between the ditches!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Go see United 93 today at the theaters. I think this will be a great film, and I definitely think this country needs a reminder of what were up against in this war. I plan on seeing it tonight and will review it tomorrow.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

I was on Fox News!

The eminent domain story I referenced earlier featured about a 10 sound bite of me ripping the village on the proposed use of eminent domain. Although I recorded it on my computer, I'll have to convert it to mpg so you all can watch it. The report itself was great for the cause, casting Tinley Park as the quintessential bad guys they are. You really feel the Dennis family is David to the Tinley Park Goliath. The part was the emphasizing the fact that the house will become a parking garage, which is the ugliest structure known to man, was a nice touch. I'm also sure that more then a few people are ticked off that $500,000 of Tinley Park taxpayer dollars was offered to the Dennis family to sell out. All in all, it was a big black eye for Tinley Park. Suffice to say, Tinley deserved every second of the scathing report. I'm sure Trustee Hafner will blow a gasket when he sees it. Mayor Zabrocki probably won't be thrilled either. I think anyone who runs against them in the next election will able to point out that these guys were in charge of bringing the first instance of eminent domain in Tinley Park's history. Hopefully the people of Tinley will finally wake up, show up in mass to the board meetings and demand that this whole project be table forever. I'll be there. Will you?

I was on Fox! This was so cool. They did a piece on Eminent domain, and showed footage of me at the rezoning hearing! I'll post it soon!