Friday, October 12, 2007

Never has so much, meant so little to so many

Are you what you own, or does what you own, own you?
How can you never have enough....of anything? Naperville suffers from extreme possession overload.

In 1987 there were more shopping malls in the US than High Schools. And 70 percent of you Napervillians go to the mall each week for your dose of impulse spending. On the average you spend 6 hours a week just shopping for more stuff.
Naperville was a small town, maybe that was the town you thought you were moving to! In 1975, the Fox Valley Mall first opened it's doors with over 100 shops.You could see that Met Life building for miles.... Yes, it was in the middle of miles and miles of cornfields, but we all know, if you build it, they will come. And come they have, by the hundreds of thousands.

Community bonds of charity and volunteering, giving time and attention to those in need has been replaced by greed and materialism. Time spent socializing with family and friends has turned into watching TV, every one's best friend, it is the command center of your consumer culture.
You spend one year of your life watching commercials! They encourage you to meet non-material needs thru material ends. 60 percent of parents say their children are very materialistic. Teens seek self-esteem in clothes and cars with no genuine sense of identity.
But Naperville parents are as much to blame. Being pre-occupied with material things at the expense of our children is helping to drag the World into the consumer society the globalization of materialism.

Affluenza-n. An unhappy condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. Producing and consuming more than the Earth can ever replenish.

Have you no concern for your children's children?

Friday, October 5, 2007

I forgot.....

Besides being dwarf-like in stature, our illustrious Mayor, Mr. George Pradel, was, in fact, a Rodeo Clown, one of his more notable accomplishments before becoming our leader.

Kinda makes me wonder what ya'll are thinkin....

Why.......does Naperville suck?

Finally, I have an opportunity to reflect on what it is exactly what is is that makes Naperville suck. Maybe because it is rated as a top 10 community to live in for families. Well, we know that is a load of crap!

Any community that needs to hold a lottery for children's involvement in Park District programs seems grossly under-staffed, and even tho you are paying for these services when you are able to use them, shouldn't the opportunity to participate be available to all?

The answer of course, is yes. But that is something you find out about after you already live here.

You may think of the downtown area as safe - but - if you were out last Friday night, during the cross-town football game, you would have seen Police in riot gear, quelling groups of our fine young student body of high schoolers
whose parents pay a premium for their fine education at multi-million dollar schools fighting amongst themsleves , along with the usual drunken brawls outside the fabulous restaurants and liquor establishments. Haven't we had enough, already with entertainment?

Cats are a paria apparently, because Naperville does indeed have a leash law for cats. You can be fined, ticketed and/or jailed for the actions of your cat. Owner beware!

Then there's the Dog People who carry the baggie, but are always concentrating on something else, when their dog takes a crap.

If you don't drive a Hummer, there is only one thing for you do to - GET OFF THE ROAD!! I hope you are all enjoying your new electronic ticket cameras for all you yellow-light runners - what is that a $150.00 ticket? Hope you honked at the guy in front of you, so you got thru the light. Ha ha ha.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Yes, Naperville sucks.

Naperville, the suckiest town that ever sucked.